Coastguard rescuers foil LSI’s suicide attempt

first_imgGantalao was a resident of Barangay Abacca, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. From Palawan, she and her mother boarded a Montenegro Shipping Lines vessel bound for Negros Occidental. Philippine Coast Guard rescuers quickly fished Sherlyn Gantalao out of the water alive. From Lapuz, the ship proceeded to the Dumangas Port before heading to Negros Occidental. Gantalao refused to discuss with the police her reason for jumping into the water. Investigators could only speculate. ILOILO City – A 21-year-old lass, a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Palawan, tried to kill herself by jumping from a ship at the wharf in Lapuz district yesterday at around 7 a.m.center_img The vessel had two scheduled stops however – in this city and the port in Dumangas, Iloilo before proceeding to Negros Occidental. “She is now in good condition. She was bound for Negros Occidental where she was scheduled to undergo quarantine together with her senior citizen mother,” said Police Major Edsel Balibadlan, La Paz police chief. Balibadlan said his men made sure Gantalao reached Dumangas safely; they boarded the vessel and kept an eye on her./PNlast_img read more

Fletcher boost for Black Cats

first_img The Scotland international striker dislocated his shoulder during last Saturday’s 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom, and there were concerns that he could be sidelined for several months. However, interim head coach Kevin Ball revealed on Friday afternoon that the latest prognosis is much more positive. Ball said: “The news is better than we expected. Hopefully, it will be four to six weeks, which is great news.” Fletcher, who was the Black Cats’ top scorer with 11 goals last season, missed the end of last season and the start of the current campaign after undergoing ankle surgery. Sunderland have been handed a major boost with the news Steven Fletcher’s shoulder injury is not as serious as was first feared.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Woman who threw puppies in dumpster arrested

first_imgAuthorities in California have arrested a woman who was caught on surveillance video throwing newborn puppies into a dumpster.The incident occurred Thursday behind an auto parts store in Coachella, California.According to the report, a man rummaging the area for recyclables located the 7 puppies in a bag near the dumpster.When authorities checked the surveillance video, they found that a woman driving a white Jeep, dumped them there and left the scene.That woman was later identified as 54-year-old Deborah Sue Culwell.Culwell was arrested and is facing animal cruelty charges.Authorities also reported that they found 30 dogs at her home, which have all since been impounded.last_img read more

1 dead 1 injured after shooting in Davie

first_imgThe Davie Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left one dead and sent another to the hospital.The incident occurred Friday around 2:00 pm at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, witnesses told authorities that occupants of two vehicles engaged in a shoot out with each other:“There were multiple shots fired between these two individuals. We have some witnesses that said they heard gunshots,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “Right now, we’re investigating this as a double shooting where both occupants got into a shootout with each other. The cause of what started this incident is not known yet. We’re investigating all possibilities, including road rage.”While no information regarding the first vehicle or it’s occupants was released, authorities reported that the passenger of the second vehicle which was described as a dark-colored BMW M5 sedan, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of that vehicle is said to be cooperating with police.This investigating is ongoing. If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more

Running game quiet for USC in win

first_imgIt was just like old times.USC won its third straight game of the season, defeating the Syracuse Orange 38-17. USC, trailing for the first time in the season after a field goal by Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman, managed to rebound and respond with 24 unanswered points.Senior running back Marc Tyler was named the starting tailback before game time and had 15 carries for 41 yards, while adding three receptions for 46 yards.Tyler made his 2011 season debut for the Trojans last week against Pac-12 opponent Utah. In his two starts, Tyler has a combined total of 39 carries, 154 yards, one touchdown and four receptions for 65 yards.“We went with Marc early on because we knew Syracuse would play tough against the run,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “Marc is an asset in pass protection and that was a big part of our game as we went with the vertical pass game tonight.”Despite not seeing consistent playing time in the first two games, junior tailback Curtis McNeal managed to make the most of his opportunity against Syracuse. McNeal had five carries for 79 yards for the Trojans.“Curtis McNeal is the real neat story of the day,” Kiffin said. “He ran well and made plays on special teams.”—Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib started 11-for-11 in the first quarter for 74 yards.After the first quarter, however, Nassib was just 14-of-26, finishing 25-of-37 for 230 yards.“It took some time for us to adjust to the formations that they were coming out in,” senior linebacker Chris Galippo said. “[Syracuse] showed some stuff they hadn’t used against anyone else.”With his first 11 completions, Nassib had completed 22 consecutive passes in a row, dating back to the Rhode Island game. He fell four passes shy of the FBS record of 26 completed passes in a row, held by then-California quarterback Aaron Rodgers.With 25 completions, Nassib now has 312 in his career at Syracuse and becomes the seventh Orange quarterback to complete at least 300 passes.—USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley tied a school record by throwing five touchdown passes in a single game. Barkley had previously tied the record last season against Hawaii and California. Barkley threw for 324 yards, and all his touchdown passes went to five different receivers.Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee, redshirt freshman tight end Randall Telfer, senior fullback Rhett Ellison and freshman tight end Xavier Grimble all added touchdowns for the Trojans.Telfer’s 44-yard touchdown catch was the first of his career.“I already knew what the offense was going to be, where the quarterback was going to place the ball,” Telfer said. “Once the ball was snapped, I just had to catch the ball.”—Unlike the two previous games, where the USC defense had to close out the game, the Trojans did not have to be concerned about a potential game-winning field goal.“This is great momentum [for us] coming into the Arizona State game,” sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey said. “We just got to focus on the mistakes that we have, clean them up in practice and come out for another great week.”last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson drops second-straight singles match against Virginia

first_img Published on February 1, 2019 at 7:59 pm Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder No. 43 Gabriela Knutson hit a cross-court backhand, low and hard. No. 32 Meghan Kelley didn’t even reach for it, and Knutson went up 5-2 in the first set against Virginia’s top singles player. That was the turning point, Knutson said, but for Kelley.  The 32nd ranked singles player in the country rattled off the next five games, taking the first set 7-5. Kelley went on to beat Knutson in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), clinching a 4-3 win for No. 19 Virginia (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) against No. 10 Syracuse (4-1, 0-1) on Friday afternoon at Drumlins Country Club. Knutson said she saw herself already on the bench when she went up 5-2, and she started rushing. She envisioned the win, but couldn’t finish. The senior will need a short memory as the Orange take the court again in less than 48 hours. SU travels to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to play Boston College in another conference battle on Sunday at 10 a.m.“Didn’t really lose my focus but I just lost my ‘I have to, have to, have to win,’ cause I already thought I was done with the first set,” Knutson said.On her way to taking the 5-2 lead, Knutson hit a powerful backhand winner, prompting Libi Mesh to cheer by the bleachers, “So good, Gabi. Good job!” A few games later, the Czech senior hit a return into the net and chided herself. Kelley quickly mounted her comeback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt 5-4, Knutson controlled the rally, moving Kelley around, and eventually came to the net. Kelley hit the ball high in the air, trying to lob the 5-foot-9 senior. Knutson’s overhead smash attempt crashed into the net. She barely held herself from shouting. “That’s just me rushing and trying to play quickly,” Knutson said about the overhead. “And at that point, I should take some deep breaths and really think, OK, I’ll make four or six balls, it doesn’t matter. I’ll work the point. “And I didn’t do that, unfortunately.”A game later, it was Knutson’s serve. It looked shaky throughout the first set. The first point, she hit a backhand into the net. Then a winner. Another backhand into the net made it 15-30. But two forehand winners gave Knutson the edge, 40-30. The lead didn’t last long as Knutson double-faulted. She sliced it into the net. At deuce, Knutson’s forehand from the baseline went long, and Kelley earned a break. Serving for the set, Kelley earned three match points, and Knutson fought off two. Then, at deuce, Kelley called Knutson’s shot long, but the chair umpire’s overrule gave Knutson a second chance. She didn’t take it, allowing Kelley to be on the offensive for one of the few times in the first set. Before walking to her bench, Knutson slapped the net with her racket.Kelley started the second set with an early break, and Knutson fought back to 3-3. In the first set, the power on Knutson’s groundstrokes gave the Virginia top singles player trouble. But Knutson said she never got “on a roll” like in the first set. The match was deadlocked into a tiebreak. With just one other match still going, most of the eyes at Drumlins were on Knutson and Kelley. Every Knutson winner was met with some cheers, her errors with some groans.Kelley again took a tiebreak lead. Knutson brought it back to 4-3, but another missed overhead. Then Knutson double faulted and gave Kelley three match points. Knutson then hit a backhand long, ending the match. Knutson moved to 3-2 in singles after winning her first three matches, including Michigan standout and No. 3 ranked Kate Fahey in straight sets. Of the two losses, Friday was an “anomaly,” she said. Against Purdue last weekend, she fell in three sets to No. 19 Silvia Ambrosio. It was a WTA-quality battle, Knutson said, and Ambrosio was just better in the end. Friday, the Czech senior was on top form at times but fell off in other points.“It was just up and down, and I hate that,” Knutson said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo and Cain Velasquez’s 2011 throwback video makes fans go nostalgic

first_imgLast Updated: 25th December, 2019 14:06 IST Cristiano Ronaldo And Cain Velasquez’s 2011 Throwback Video Makes Fans Go Nostalgic Ex-UFC champion Cain Velasquez met Cristiano Ronaldo while he was playing for Real Madrid at Santiago Bernebeu. Watch how they reacted with each other and more. Also Read | Cristiano Ronaldo Has Been Outstanding In The Last Decade, Scored 555 Goals Since 2010Cain Velasquez meets Cristiano Ronaldo2020 is getting nearer and a new decade is about to start. However, the bygone decade holds a lot of good memories that sports fans can remember and relish. Cristiano Ronaldo and Cain Velasquez’s epic meeting is definitely such an instance. Cain Velasquez, 37 and Ronaldo, 34 have seen tremendous changes in their careers since their last meet in 2011. The Mexican fighter is no longer active in the UFC and Cristiano Ronaldo has parted his ways with Real Madrid, a long time back. However, the throwback video from 2011 will definitely make you emotional and make you feel better about the ‘good old days’. LIVE TV Also Read | WWE Rumours: Cain Velasquez Or Tyson Fury May Face Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 36Also Read | Brock Lesnar Done With WWE For 2019; To Return At ‘Royal Rumble’ First Published: 25th December, 2019 14:06 IST Also Read | WWE Rumours: Cain Velasquez Can Make His WWE Return In Royal Rumble, May Face Brock LesnarCain Velasquez and Cristiano Ronaldo met each other at a training ground neighbour the Santiago Bernebeu in Madrid and exchanged a few words in Spanish. While Velasquez got his hands on a brand new ‘Real Madrid’ jersey, Ronaldo got to wear the 4-ounce UFC gloves. Take a look at the video. The world of sports changes with a blink of an eye. Within a decade, champions get replaced, titles are exchanged and people create history in just one night. No matter which sport you play, if one is not special enough to shock the world, they are made to pack their bags and go home. This is why consistency is amongst the revered assets by fans for their favourite sportspersons.Ex-UFC star Cain Velasquez and legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo have maintained their form and fitness to reach the very top of their respective sports. No wonder, they are legends and are equally intimidating when it comes down to showcase their talents. However, the gladiators are at the dusk of their careers and they might decide to retire in the near future. Let us take a look at a video from 2011 when Ronaldo and Velasquez met each other. COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Nania’s hopes of another FA Cup ended

first_imgNania FC, MTN FA Cup winners two seasons ago have seen their dream of another title shot ended after losing in the last 16 stage to Eleven Wise.The side managed by former Ghana captain, Abedi Ayew Pele were defeated 3-0 by Wise at the Sekondi Stadium on Monday to deny them a place in the quarter-finals.A brace by Bernard Dawson and a strike from Justice Mensah crashed Nania.Eleven Wise will now await the quarter-final draw this week to find out their opponents in the fifth round.last_img

Clippers’ young core is composed of gamers, good sports

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ kids are all right.All right with bringing doughnuts. All right with pranks that result in pounds of popcorn filling the interior of a brand new car. All right with being called out when they deserve it.“They seem to all be over themselves,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “They still get their rookie stuff, the singing and all that, and they all have humility. That’s an important trait to look at, and they all have that. They laugh at themselves quite a bit, because there’s a lot of jokes about them with the veterans, and they kind of take it.”That includes No. 11 overall draft pick and starting point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who’s both the only lottery pick playing significant minutes on a playoff-bound team this season and just one of several first-, second- or third-year players who are a big part of what the Clippers do. LeBron James wondered last month whether too much pressure was being applied to the members of the Lakers’ young core: “You have four guys in our top-eight rotation that you have to really rely on, and it’s unfair to them to ask for so much when they’re in their second or third year.”But the Clippers’ generational dynamic – “it’s either 10 years (of experience) or two years,” second-year guard Sindarius Thornwell surmised – is working for them.Including the two-way contract players on the roster, the Clippers have eight players who are 24 or younger, including three starters. Then they’ve got six who are 30 or older. Only JaMychal Green (28) and Montrezl Harrell (25) fall in between.“The vets are either old or then there’s us, so it’s like a balance,” Thornwell, 24, said. “We’re the energy guys, but they’re the guys who teach us when to be serious and stop playing. They’re all serious, they’re all into their job and us young guys sometimes don’t understand how serious the moment is.”Third-year center Ivica Zubac can attest to that; veteran guard Patrick Beverley unequivocally let him know that he needed to hone his focus before a recent game, he said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I was too loose, I was not really focused and he called me out,” Zubac, 22, said. “And I started off the game really bad, and at halftime, he called me out again. So that woke me up and I had a really good second half.“If you want to be successful and you want your teammates to respect you, you’ve got to be open to the advice from the older guys, you’ve got to listen to them. You can’t complain much, that’s how you get your respect. I feel like all the young guys here on the team are like that.”The veterans say they appreciate that attitude – and the doughnut deliveries Gilgeous-Alexander is responsible for before afternoon games.“They’re great young guys, they listen a lot and they put in a lot of work, they love the game of basketball,” forward Danilo Gallinari, 30, said. “And when they are all together, they all make fun of themselves and it’s fun to see and to hang out around them.”“There’s no egos,” said 13th overall pick Robinson, who laughed it off when his new Camaro became a popcorn container early this season. “I think that’s why we get along so well with the older guys.”BEVERLEY, GREEN OUTAgainst the Lakers on Friday the Clippers were without Beverley, sidelined for the third time in four games with a right hip pointer, and Green, who was away for the birth of his baby.Beverley participated in shootaround Friday morning and appeared to be moving without too much difficulty, said Rivers, who didn’t know whether the guard would be available against Golden State on Sunday but said he was confident he’d play in the postseason.There’s a silver lining to playing without the Clippers’ lead instigator, Rivers said.“The Minnesota game (when Beverley was hurt), when he didn’t play in the second half, there was a visible intensity drop when he wasn’t on the floor,” Rivers said. “There’s definitely a trend when he’s not on our floor. That’s why I kind of enjoy not having him right now … his spirit has to become our spirit in general, so I think this is a good lesson and a good test for us.”last_img read more

Olympia Community School’s Innovative Progressive Elementary Education Expands

first_imgSubmitted by The Olympia Community SchoolThe Olympia Community School has hired a third highly skilled and experienced teacher as the 41-year-old independent community school expands to meet rising demand for a progressive elementary education from pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through 4th grade, with an anticipated addition of 5th grade the following year.The school will hold an Open House for interested families on the evening of August 26, 2015 to meet the three teachers and learn more about OCS.Wendy Dunlap, who most recently was the lead 3rd grade teacher at the independent Hutchison School in Memphis, Tenn., will join the OCS team in the fall to teach the upper grades classroom (3rd and 4th grades), said Stephanie Griffiths, president of the OCS Board.“We are very excited to have Wendy join the OCS community. She has 16 years of teaching experience with 3rd and 4th graders at three very different independent schools. Wendy’s professional references, former colleagues, and parents describe her as a strong leader, an excellent listener, and a highly talented teacher.”“She brings a deep understanding and commitment to our innovative approach to teaching and learning – providing a nurturing environment for each child, teaching an integrated, theme-based curriculum of science, math, reading, writing, and art, and encouraging a deep appreciation for community and stewardship of the natural world,” stated Laura Citrin, co-chair of the hiring committee at OCS.“Wendy joins our two beloved veteran teachers, Becky Schmid (kindergarten), and Jeriann Schriner (1st and 2nd grades), forming an excellent team of highly qualified, gifted teachers,” said Citrin, noting that all three teachers hold a Master’s degree in teaching or education.Dunlap said she was pleased to find such a unique school in Olympia, where she is relocating with her family for the progressive social climate and the beauty of the natural environment in Washington.“I look forward to joining one of the most established and successful community schools in the area,” she said. “I appreciate the collaborative approach to give every child the tools she or he will need to learn, the emphasis on experiential learning, and the active participation of parents in their children’s education. I would imagine that this kind of classroom with its low student-to-teacher ratio would be very appealing to former homeschoolers and those looking for an alternative approach to elementary education.”Since 1973, the Olympia Community School has offered a balanced educational experience incorporating academics, arts, nature appreciation, and social and emotional growth. The school approaches education holistically, where learning is fun and natural in a process of exploration and discovery. Narrative evaluations and parent-student-teacher conferences put an emphasis on student self-assessment and self-reflection. The maximum class size is 14 students, providing a classroom environment where each child is known, appreciated, challenged, and supported as an individual by teachers.An all-year school theme, chosen with the direction and interests of students at the beginning of the fall, integrates student learning of math, science, and literacy. Field trips to the Food Bank, museums, the library, local farms, and natural areas, as well as weekly alternating enrichment classes such as Spanish, yoga, music, dance, and Aikido are also part of the OCS curriculum. Special OCS traditions (like the 100th day of school, and the Gaelic festival celebration of Samhein), buddy reading between older and younger children, student-led workshops, and recesses in a forested area make OCS a unique, creative, and empowering place for students “where a love of learning grows.”OCS’s next Open House will take place from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the school, located at 1601 North St SE at the corner of Henderson Blvd SE in Olympia. OCS is currently enrolling in all three classrooms: two-year Kindergarten classroom (ages 4-6), 1st/2nd grade combined classroom, and 3rd/4th grade combined classroom. Come meet OCS’s teachers, hear more about the teaching and learning at OCS, talk with current parents and students, and tour the school.For more information, visit OCS’s website at:, or email OCS at Facebook163Tweet0Pin0last_img read more