Moises Padilla town positive on gov’t aid

first_img Meanwhile, the local chief executive urged the residents to plant vegetables and fruit trees as these could result to better yield compared to sugar cane. Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo conveyed her optimism towards the support of the national government in providing the basic services and filling the gaps in this third class municipality. Garcia-Yulo likewise hoped to partner with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority TESDA and the Department of Agriculture for the conduct of agriculture-related seminars./PN She added that producing vegetables and fruits is cheaper than that of the sugar cane which entailed huge capital for its trucking and production services. To note, Moises Padilla is a third class municipality belonging to Negros Occidental’s fifth district. “We are banking on with the NGAs because they have huge funds. I believe, that we in Moises Padilla, must be prioritized because of the GIDAs,” Garcia-Yulo said in vernacular language. Labeled as a “red alert” and poverty-stricken area, the town also lacked basic social services such as road, water, and rural health physician and facilities, according to the lady Mayor. BACOLOD City – The local government of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental is banking on the support of the government that will bring further development to the town. In an interview with the media, Garcia-Yulo cited that help from the national government agencies (NGAs) is crucial especially to those municipalities identified under the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs).last_img read more

Four IMCA divisions run at Abilene Ice Breaker special

first_imgABILENE, Texas – The 2017 running of the Abilene Speedway Ice Breaker is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, with four IMCA divisions on the program each evening.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $700 to win each night, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods for $600, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.IMCA Speedway Moors Weekly Racing national, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for both draw/redraw programs.The pits open at 4 p.m., hot laps are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps are from 5-6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.Overnight accommodations with racer’s rates are available at Motel 6, 325 672-8462, or the Whitten Inn, 800 588-5050.Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800.Additional information is also posted on Facebook.last_img read more

Integra continues unique awards program for Deery Series, IMCA Late Model drivers

first_imgCOOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Drivers racing for national IMCA Late Model and Deery Brothers Summer Series points contend for unique awards given by Integra Racing Shocks.Drivers with the top two combined national and series point totals each receive $350 product certificates from the Coopersville, Mich., manufacturer and eight-year IMCA sponsor. Third and fourth place finishers in combined points each get $250 while fifth and sixth place drivers in com­bined points each receive $150 certificates.“With Deery events counting toward national points this season, it adds an intriguing wrinkle to the awards given by Integra to our Late Model drivers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “I think it will be an even tighter race this season than we’ve seen for both championships and Integra will be there at the end to reward those drivers.”Nearly $10,000 worth of Integra certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the fol­lowing week from the IMCA home office.Certificates good for $350, $250 and $150 go to top three eligible drivers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds, both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions and both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock regions, and to top three drivers in national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod standings.Drivers in those five divisions must compete with four Integra shocks and springs, display two Integra decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.“We look forward to working with IMCA every year by rewarding the drivers who have had a successful season,” Integra Marketing Coordinator Anna Daugherty said. “This is a great opportunity to showcase our products and expand the reach of our brand.”Information about Integra shocks, springs and accessories is available by calling 800 472-2464, at the www.integrashocksandsprings.com website and on Facebook.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 20: Fans tip winner of Joe Boy, Real One clash

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Ahead of the African Boxing Union lightweight title bout, boxing fans have been giving their opinions on who they think will triumph between reigning champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and West African Boxing Union champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.The bout, which headlines GOtv Boxing Night 20 slated for 12 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, is widely rated as the biggest boxing bout on Nigerian soil in more than two decades, the reason it has provoked enormous interest among boxing fans who have taken to the social media to express their views.Both boxers remain undefeated since turning professional and are currently involved in a long-running war of words which, on four occasions, saw them being pulled apart to prevent an exchange of bare-knuckled punches. The rivalry dates back to their amateur days, during which they were said to be the best of the crop and view each other with no little degree of sporting animosity.A boxing fan, Moses Adejoh Mansa, believes that Joe Boy is a better boxer and will retain his title.“Joe Boy all the way. Anyday. Any time,” he posted on a Facebook thread on the coming bout. Sharing the same sentiment is another fan, who identifies himself simply as Adeola. He is convinced that the ABU champion is more skillful and will win the fight.However, many others are rooting for Real One. Adetokun Abayomi Mike, for instance, admits that both boxers are very good, but tipped Real One to carry the day. “I go for Real One. I know both boxers well, but power will change hands on that day,” he wrote. He found many others agreeing with his sentiment, with Oluwatobi Sunday, Martins Abiola and Oladunjoye Lateef Olawale both posting “Real One all the way”.To others, the fight is too close to call. Rising lightweight boxer, Isaac “I-Star” Chukwudi, is torn between the two boxers, who he described as his favourites on the domestic scene. He stated that if it was up to him, he would prefer that they do not meet at this stage in their careers.“I never wanted this fight to happen now because both are the best we have in Nigeria. I was hoping that Joe Boy would vacate the ABU title for Real One, while he goes after a bigger title. I don’t want either to lose,” he said with barely disguised regret that they two have been paired.Another Facebook user, Zeezo Reezo, is similarly in two minds and just wants to see the better boxer win. “Real One is good, but Joe Boy is a good puncher, so let the better man win,” he wrote.  Joe Boy, a three-time winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night, is facing arguably his toughest opponent yet in Real One, who has also won the award on two occasions.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night 20Real Onelast_img read more

Di Canio wants Colback to sign deal

first_imgSunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has urged defender Jack Colback to sign a new contract with the club and believes the 25-year-old can go on to establish himself as one of the best left-backs in the country. Di Canio said: “Jack is in negotiations but I hope he is going to sign a new contract because it would be difficult for him to find a better club than Sunderland. “I know Jack wasn’t happy in general at the end of last year and I had a chat and told him I don’t want unhappy people here, but he has a big chance this year. “In my opinion Jack is one of the best few left-backs in the country. He has all the characteristic qualities – he is aggressive, tough and intelligent and he can push forward. “It depends on him but I’m very satisfied with the way he played in the last few games. He deserves a new contract and he can have a very good future here.” Di Canio is considering whether to end Wes Brown’s 18-month absence from first-team action against the Gunners on Saturday. Brown has continued to recover well from his long-standing knee injury and played a full part in training this week – but Di Canio admits he has doubts over whether the weekend is the right time for his return. Di Canio said: “Wes is looking much better than he did last week and this is a good signal, so I am going to decide tomorrow what to do with him. “Wes is very close. It was important he had a good session with the rest of his team-mates and I will decide if he going to be involved in this game – which is a hard game – after so many months out.” Press Associationcenter_img Colback is currently considering his future with the club amid fears his first-team plans could be limited by the transfer deadline day arrival of former Liverpool full-back Andrea Dossena. But Di Canio is determined to keep hold of Colback, who is likely to keep his place against Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Saturday with Dossena still a week away from achieving match fitness. last_img read more

Hungry Boy Calls 911 to Request McDonald’s

first_imgA 5-year-old Michigan boy with a craving for fast food and his grandmother already asleep, decided to call for help over the weekend.Rather than calling a delivery service, Iziah Hall called 911 dispatchers, and here is how it went:Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?”Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?”Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.”Sara Kuberski, the dispatcher who answered Iziah’s call, says, “We get a lot of people who are letting their kids play on their cellphones and a lot of them are deactivated and parents don’t realize they can still call 911.”She contacted police officer Dan Patterson, who explains, “I was laughing to myself … 5-year-old calls dispatch and orders McDonald’s.”Patterson went to the home to make sure everything was OK, but made a special stop at the Golden Arches on his way. He adds, “I figured ‘hey I’m driving past McDonald’s on my way there and I might as well get him something.’”The officer delivered the food to the hungry child, and used the visit as a learning opportunity.Kuberski says, “We all thought it was really cool that Officer Patterson went over there with the McDonald’s so it kind of made our night.”last_img read more

MMAs Season Comes to an End

first_img Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest Postscenter_img NEWTON, Mass. – Senior captain Brett Conley (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield Warde) notched five goals and one assist to lead the Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse team past visiting Maine Maritime Academy 13-5 in the semifinal round of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament this Wednesday in Newton, Massachusetts. The Mustangs advance to their sixth consecutive NAC championship against the winner of Castleton State College and Johnson State College. The Mustangs improve to 12-6 overall, 10-1 in the NAC while the Mariners end their very successful 2009 season at 8-4, 7-2 in conference competition.The Mustangs came out flat and the Mariners capitalized on it in the first three minutes of the contest taking a 1-0 lead on a Garrett Lake (Farmington, ME/Mt. Blue) goal from sophomore Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA/Holliston). Mount Ida answered a minute later on Conley’s first score of the game off a feed from sophomore Matthew Savage (Peabody, MA/Peabody) knotting it at 1-1.The Mariners would not go away re-gaining the advantage on a Keiley score off a dish from senior Phillip McNerney (Eliot, ME/Marshwood) leading 2-1 at the 10:37 mark in the first quarter. The visitors added another, up by two scores midway through the first, on a Richard McKee (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth South) goal from Nick Lund (Alfred, ME/Massabesic) ahead 3-1, their largest lead of the game.After a 7-0 run by the Mustangs, the visitors finally answered in the beginning of the third quarter on a freshman Brian Corain (Berwick, ME/St. Thomas Aquinas) unassisted score down 8-4. Mount Ida responded with a goal by Battapaglia from sophomore Dan Harrington (Westford, MA/Westford Academy) to lead 9-4 with 11 minutes to go in the third quarter. Another Corain goal for the Mariners at the end of the third made it 9-5 Mustangs heading into the fourth. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat was about it for the visitor’s small comeback while the Mustangs reeled off four final goals of the contest all in the fourth frame. Savage tallied two scores out of the four while Battipaglia and Prophete each added one a piece capturing the 13-5 victory. Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Mangal wins Scotiabank’s Charity Golf tournament

first_imgFORMER Guyana Open Champion, Mike Mangal (64/9) ended in the top spot and walked away with the winner’s trophy, prevailing over Kalyan Tewari (68/9) and Rabindranath Persaud (68/24) in the Scotiabank’s Golfing for Charities tournament held last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course. The golfers teed off excitedly at 12:45pm, and by the time it was over, it was Mangal who was declared the winner of the event.For his winning effort,he was presented with $150,000 that will go towards funding a children’s charity of his choice,under Scotiabank’s Bright Future Programme.Tewari won $100,000 for his charity,while Persaud (Pandit Ravi) won $75,000,which will be donated to a charity of his choice under the program.Speaking after the win, Mangal noted that things were just in his favour and that lead to his victory. Mangal won despite having recently suffered serious head injuries, and only three months after being hospitalized“I just had a good game today. My short game [meaning his chip and putt play] was excellent, and that helped me to win.” Mangal saidLast year’s winner, Mahendra Bhagwandin, came in fourth,just behind Persaud.Tied with over net score of 68 each, it was the back 9 scores that saw Tewari (42) and Persaud (48) prevailing over Bhagwandin (49).Other close contenders at the top were Andre Cummings (69/12), Aleem Hussain (69/17), Parmanand Persaud (70/14) and 4 net 72 scorers Bholawram Deo, Fazil Haniff, Gavin Todd and Patrick Prashad.In other awards of the day, Dr Philbert London (Pope Emmanuel) won “Nearest to the Pin”, while “Longest Putt” went to Hilbert Shields. “Best Gross” (73) was won by Mike Mangal while Troy Cadogan walked away with the ‘Most Honest Golfer’award.Additionally, Ian Gouviea saw himself receiving a left-handed club this year, after he had also won a club last year, but it being a right handed club he could not receive it. This goodwill gesture was presented by Bank Manager, Brian Hackett.Club President,Oncar Ramroop,expressed thanks to Scotiabank,and particularly the representatives of Scotiabank,Robb Street Branch: Hackettt, and Marketing Manager, Jennifer Cipriani, during a small presentation ceremony that followed the competition.Making remarks on behalf of the Bank,Cipriani expressed the company’s joy at being able to support the activity.“Thank you for having Scotiabank as a partner with Lusignan Golf Club. Scotiabank is keen on helping people to get better, hence it is involved with Golfing, where it is recognised that golfers do not really receive much for the expensive involvement, as well as being involved in the Charities component.” She said.Several other Robb Street Branch staff members and their families were on hand to witness the presentation ceremony.Charitable organisations identified by Saturday’s winners were Bless The Children Home in Industry,chosen by Mangal; Joshua House,chosen by Tewari;and David Rose School,chosen by Persaud (Pandit Ravi).The day’s event was further extended with the drawing of 2 raffles;one for the Media personnel present, in which each member of the Media received a gift; and another raffle for every member that participated in the tournament, so that each player received a second gift, as at the start of the day’s play each golfer was given a sleeve of balls, compliments of Scotiabank..last_img read more

Kohlbeck: One-and-done wins, but the Wisconsin method is way more fun

first_imgThe talk around college basketball “one-and-done” players and “four-year” players is reaching its highest watermark in the history of the game at the collegiate level.Players are getting better, and they’re doing it at an earlier age.It presents top-tier Division I program coaches with a conflicting idea of how to build their respective programs. Do they target the top players, if they can get them, and win instantly? Or do they find the lesser-known high school talents, develop them, and hope in a few years their team will turn into one of the country’s best? Or is it a combination of both?At the Final Four this past weekend, Wisconsin took on two such teams — Kentucky and Duke — composed of key one-and-done players while the Badgers, as most know, trotted onto the court at Lucas Oil Stadium with no player having ever left for the NBA after one season in Madison. And only one has left after two seasons.The one-and-done model works. When a team can bring in a few (or what seems like a full roster in Kentucky’s case) McDonald’s All-Americans, it’s tough for any team to stop. The talk of “can Kentucky beat an NBA team” is ludicrous, but it shows just how good these 18 and 19-year-old players are.Duke beat Wisconsin not only Monday night in the national championship game, but earlier in the season, with talented, NBA-ready freshmen leading the charge. Twice, they beat one of the most experienced and cohesive teams in the country.The one-and-done formula contributed to these wins, and quite frankly, Duke was simply the better team both times.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is a genius who has adapted his style of coaching and recruiting to better fit the collegiate game. It’s the reason why he won his fifth national title at Duke just a few days ago.Wisconsin and head coach Bo Ryan, meanwhile, go a different route. They do target top players, such as current forward Sam Dekker, or top 2015 recruit Diamond Stone who recently committed to Maryland. But their approach is to recruit high school players who fit the team’s system and who the coaches can develop over the course of their four years at Wisconsin.They’re looking for players who are willing to listen, change their game, get better and reach their full potential in college. Ultimately, this takes time.But that formula is dying, and it’s dying in a hurry. For college basketball purists, that’s a scary thought.Honestly, the 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers may have been the last hope for a team composed of primarily “four-year” players to win a national championship.Yet while the results on the court may show a discrepancy in the amount of success in terms of national championships each formula has, the Wisconsin approach to building a program is a hell of a lot more fun.Wisconsin caught the attention of not only the state, but also of the entire country, going to back-to-back Final Fours for the first time in school history. The majority of the country was pulling for the Badgers to knock off both Kentucky and Duke, and, of course, the state of Wisconsin wanted the Badgers to win so badly. You could feel the energy coming from the state more than 300 miles away in Indianapolis.But why?Because you follow these players through their careers at Wisconsin. They almost become a part of you. Fans at places like Duke and Kentucky don’t get that connection anymore.This team was so well-known for their looseness and hilarity off the court that it became their identity. It captivated the country. But it only happened because of how close they were. Some of these guys — not just the bench players, but the stars of the team — have been together for three or four years. They have a camaraderie that can’t be found on a team that wins with one-and-done players — and it’s truly a thrill to watch.I’m not saying one-and-done isn’t the way to go, because like I said before, that method won the national championship this season and it likely will in the future. Those teams certainly have fun, too. But the Wisconsin method also works. Look what the Badgers have accomplished over the past two seasons and in Ryan’s career in Madison.But you won’t find another Frank Kaminsky on another team. He grew exponentially over the course of his career, and since he was a Badger for four years, the fans got to see him grow. They became attached to him. They reveled in his success.Isn’t Kaminsky sort of the American dream? A guy who was overlooked, who worked his ass off day-in and day-out and is now at the top of his field?People were posting old pictures of Kaminsky on social media prior to the Final Four, saying things like, “This is your player of the year,” because to be honest, in his early years at Madison, he looked nothing like a guy who was going to be the best player in all of college basketball.But that’s what’s so great about Wisconsin. We get to see players grow as people and basketball players. We saw Kaminsky grow from a self-described slow, overweight, weird and not-that-good freshman to the player of the year.Or how about “Captain America” Josh Gasser? He wasn’t known for his scoring, but he’ll probably be remembered as one of the best players to play under Bo Ryan because he represented what Wisconsin basketball was all about. On a team of one-and-dones, Gasser likely wouldn’t have had the impact that he had as a Badger.Gasser was the true “hometown” kid. He played at Port Washington, was named the 2010 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year and became a Badger. Everyone felt for him when he tore his ACL a few years ago, but again, fans were with him the whole way — all five years.You can say the same for Traevon Jackson, who was injured earlier this year and came back for the tournament, or for Dekker, who’s been a Badger since day one, or for Nigel Hayes, whose sense of humor reminds us that these are just kids playing the game they love.Their success meant our happiness.This team was special. They had talent. And that talent developed over time; it wasn’t just a one-year thing. We took the journey with the players to the Final Four, twice, and when the Badgers heartbreakingly fell to Duke Monday, we all suffered. It hurt. I mean, fuck. It still hurts.But while the one-and-done method is probably what will win team championships in the future, the Wisconsin way still works. What this team accomplished will never be taken away. Although the Badgers ultimately lost their final game of the season, the Wisconsin way was a damn good time.So, to the 2014-15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team, thanks for everything. It was a hell of a ride.last_img read more

Volleyball prepares for Pac-12 Challenge

first_imgTal Volk | Daily TrojanOn a roll · Senior libero Taylor Whittingham serves during the Radisson Classic. The Trojans look to continue their six-match win streak Thursday.After a rocky start to the season, No. 21 women’s volleyball looks to Thursday and Friday’s games at the Pac-12 Challenge. The Women of Troy have won their past six matches, and will face Oklahoma (9-1) and Maryland (7-2) at the Pac-12 Challenge at the Galen Center. Oklahoma, on Thursday, appears to be the most difficult. The Sooners have only lost one game this season, and the Trojans will have to rely on film since they have  never seen Oklahoma play live this season. They will, however, have the chance to see Maryland play before they face them on Friday. Head coach Mick Haley said that Maryland is a more physical team that faced many injuries last year, so they may not necessarily know what to expect from them. Haley explained how the goals for the team will remain constant throughout the season — to see less errors and to compete at a higher athletic level. He noted that the team is bonding closer together. “We’re starting to get to know each other a little better,” Haley said. “We’re getting more organized, which means we can play using our system.”The Trojans have many newcomers, such as freshman Khalia Lanier, who has stepped up in her role as outside hitter. Haley said the team’s 0-3 start was not ideal, but the Trojans are dealing with it well. They are becoming tighter as a group, which helps the team learn to trust one another and work together more cohesively. Senior middle blocker Elise Ruddins echoed Haley’s statement. She explained how the beginning of season was a little rougher than they wanted, but they were still trying to work out the kinks in their team. “Practice went well after that first tournament,” Ruddins said. “Everyone is connecting better and beginning to buy into our team’s standards.”Both Haley and Ruddins said that the attitude at practice has been a tenacious one. Both returning and new players are holding each other accountable to the team’s standards and game plan. However, the Trojans could still use some work in regard to the communication between their setters and hitters. “It is important for the hitters to get into groove with the setter on court to finish stronger,” Ruddins said. Overall, Haley believes many members of the team are coming together. The first he mentioned were his middle blockers. In addition to Ruddins, junior Jordan Dunn has become much more competitive, while sophomore Madison Murtagh can play both middle and right side. The setters are becoming more comfortable with the offense, while senior libero Taylor Whittingham is reliable on defense. “With a combination of the setters getting better, the hitters scoring, and the middles starting to pound, we will see success,” Haley said. USC’s first match against Oklahoma on Thursday will begin at 8 p.m.last_img read more