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Kayla Treanor looks to continue dominance on draw in ACC tournament

first_imgWhen Kayla Treanor stepped into the draw circle in the season opener against Loyola, it marked a new layer added to her illustrious career. And just like most everything else she’s done, Treanor thrived on the draw that day, setting a school record with 19 draw controls and putting any concerns of former faceoff specialist Kailah Kempney’s departure in the rearview mirror.SU’s 14.28 draw controls per game is the fourth-best mark in the country and Treanor’s individual mark of 9.06 per game is the best in the country. SU has won almost 90 more draws than its opponents through 18 games.“No, not at all,” assistant coach Michelle Tumolo said of whether SU’s in-conference mark is cause for concern.On Saturday, Treanor and the Orange made a statement. Louisville draw specialist Kaylin Morissette led the nation in draw controls coming into the game, yet SU won 16 draws, losing just 9.Syracuse (14-4, 5-2 ACC) starts ACC Tournament play on Thursday and it’s the first time it’s playing an opponent twice. Treanor will face players who already neutralized her in the draw circle once before. For Syracuse to have success against Boston College (10-7, 2-5), a team that beat SU, 13-8, this year, and won the draw battle, 13-10, Treanor and SU will have to earn more possessions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think Kayla’s dialed in, she’s got it covered,” Tumolo continued. “I think we’re hitting better competition, and they have a lot of legit draw people on these teams.”Treanor is skilled enough in the draw circle to employ different tactics, whether it’s flicking the ball up high to herself, or aiming it at a specific teammate or area. The SU senior and head coach Gary Gait said that the reason other teams have had some more success on the draw is because their draw specialists try to pull the ball toward players on the outside to make it a groundball scramble.Tumolo said that if SU knows that the opponent’s draw specialist pulls the ball away from Treanor, it reacts by placing extra players in those areas. If Treanor can’t win the draw herself, SU relies on its outside players to scoop up the groundballs. Facing teams’ draw specialists for the second time gives Syracuse the advantage, Gait said.“The great thing about it is now we’ll have film on every opponent that we’ve played and we can make adjustments,” Gait said. “And that’s a good thing to have.”Taking the draw requires additional preparation before the game, Treanor said, and while most in-game play is natural instincts, the draw requires rigorously honed techniques. Treanor said she suffered from tendinitis in her wrists at the start of the season because she practiced the draw so much.Now, the pain in her wrists has subdued. And with the postseason coming up, she has no plans on asking for a break from her draw duties. Gait wants his best player at the draw circle with the game on the line, and Treanor wants to be there, too.“When the game gets down to the wire it comes down to who can get control of the draw,” Treanor said. “You feel that pressure a lot, it’s definitely an added pressure, but it’s nice to have control over that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Connecticut

first_imgNo. 8 seed Syracuse (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) is set to take on No. 1 seed Connecticut (33-0, 16-0 American Athletic) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in Storrs, Connecticut. SU is coming off an 85-65 first-round win over No. 9 seed Iowa State, a game in which three Orange scorers tallied over 20 points, including a career-high 24 from freshman 3-point specialist Gabby Cooper. UConn enters the contest fresh off a commanding 116-55 win over No. 16 seed Albany in its first round matchup, the 17th time this season that the Huskies have scored at least 90 points.Here’s what to know about UConn ahead of Monday’s matchup.All-time series: Connecticut leads, 38-12Last time they played: The Huskies smashed SU, 82-51, in the 2016 NCAA national championship game in Indianapolis. Breanna Stewart led the charge for UConn, posting 24 points in the program’s record fourth-straight national title win. Cornelia Fondren had 16 points for the Orange on 60 percent shooting, but SU shot just 10.5 percent from 3 in the defeat.The UConn report: The Huskies are the undisputed best women’s team in the nation, and have beaten 10 ranked team this season. Their closest game of the year was against then-No. 4 Maryland, winning by only six over the Terrapins. UConn has scored over 100 points an NCAA-leading five times this season, and has four players averaging double-digit points, with two averaging over 20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKatie Lou Samuelson is the Huskies’ star, averaging 20.8 points per game over an average of 31.3 minutes per game. She’s made 112 3-pointers on 259 attempts, good for 43.2 percent. The Huskies have the No. 3 scoring offense in the country, averaging 87.5 points per game, and the No. 6 scoring defense in the country, allowing an average of just 53.8 points per game.FiveThirtyEight.com currently gives the Huskies a 49 percent chance to win the tournament, and a 98 percent chance to beat the Orange on Monday.How SU beats UConn: After UConn’s opening round game against No. 16 Albany, Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma said that before every game, he asks his assistant coaches what his team would have to do to lose. Against the Great Danes, the coaching staff said that the team would have to miss “a lot” of shots. But against No. 8 SU on Monday, a team that was arguably underseeded and last met the Huskies in the national championship game, UConn doesn’t have as much room for failure as it did against Albany.For the Orange to win, it will have to put together a perfect game in all facets. Brittney Sykes and Alexis Peterson will need to match or exceed their combined scoring average of nearly 43, and Gabby Cooper will have to step up from behind the arc like she did against Iowa State. The only way to beat a powerful offense like UConn is to match it shot for shot. So Sykes, Peterson and Cooper will all probably have to finish the game with over 20 points for the second straight game.Defensively, SU needs to focus on shutting down Samuelson. The sophomore sharpshooter ranks fourth in 3-pointers made and 12th in 3-point shooting percentage in the nation. She also averages 3.39 3-pointers per game, and the Orange zone can’t let her get hot from beyond the arc.The Huskies aren’t used to playing in close games, so if the Orange can keep Monday’s game within ten points, it has potential to pull the upset. Samuelson is the only UConn player that averages more than 31 minutes per game. A tightly contested game could potentially tire out a UConn side that isn’t used to running for 40 minutes straight, and give a well-conditioned SU team the upper hand.Stat to know: 108 —  The Huskies have won 108 straight games, the all-time mark in the NCAA. Nov. 17, 2014, was the last time UConn lost, dropping an 88-86 overtime game at Stanford. UConn has not been ranked lower than No. 3 during the streak and boasts a dominant 155-1 record over its past 156 games.Player to watch: Katie Lou Samuelson, Guard, No. 33Samueslon is UConn’s replacement for Stewart, who graduated last year and now plays for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, and she’s all but filled the role perfectly for the Huskies this season. She’s shooting 49.3 percent from the field, and her 20.8 points per game ranks No. 1 for the Huskies. Samuelson is also one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is awarded annually to college basketball’s player of the year. Napheesa Collier, a forward for the Huskies, was named a finalist as well. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

Extra Innings: Fortnite’s popularity is big step for esports

first_imgSam Arslanian | Daily TrojanGrowing up as an athlete and video game aficionado, I always saw myself as a hybrid. I was never the stereotypical “jock” meat-head ­— rather, a significant portion of my young life was consumed by computer gaming. I was fascinated by competitive games, both shooters and sports games alike. The pure joy of earning a new rank or winning a match rivaled the feeling I experienced when I won a game on the ice or diamond. From a young age, I felt like an anomaly. There were gamers who loved playing video games and there were athletes who treated sports as the only aspect of their lives that mattered. That phenomenon has been challenged in recent years. The first instance I can remember is former Detroit Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya essentially ending his big league career due to an injury from excessively playing Guitar Hero. As an 8-year-old Guitar Hero enthusiast, I was fascinated by how one of my baseball heroes played the same video game I was obsessed with. That was just the beginning of the revolution, though. Since then, the sports world has witnessed some of the biggest professional athletes challenge each other in games such as NBA 2K and FIFA. Honestly, this didn’t come as a huge shock to me. These athletes are just playing virtual versions of the sports they have dedicated their lives to. But what really caught me by surprise was the rampant popularity of Fortnite. The game has taken both the professional sports and video game worlds by storm. Fortnite is estimated to have over 45 million players (over 3.4 million concurrent) and even has its own online section on Bleacher Report. If you are somehow still unfamiliar with the game, let me explain. Fortnite is a competitive battle royale-style survival game in which 100 players compete to be the last man standing. The barrier to entry is much lower than other titles. Fortnite is a free-to-play game with an easy-to-learn concept but an insanely high skill ceiling. This is seldom seen with games that are released today. Traditionally, games made in 2018 are either too easy to perfect or too difficult that it scares away the less skilled. Fortnite has found the perfect balance between these two areas. This phenomenon allows for the less skilled gamers to have fun and play the game while not hindering the more skilled gamers from perfecting their craft in new ways.What separates Fortnite from other popular titles is not only its celebrity attention but its celebrity participation and community. Athletes from various sports have alluded to their membership to the community by celebrating with the taunt dances from Fortnite in their professional games. On Opening Day, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slapped a double in the 7th inning and celebrated at second base with the “Take the L” dance from the game.Perhaps the most notable Fortnite event took place when former Trojan wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster played and live-streamed a squad match with Drake, Travis Scott and Fortnite legend, “Ninja.” Smith-Schuster noted that the match was the craziest thing he has ever done and is “better than scoring a touchdown.”Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart said he experienced a similar feeling when he embarked on a 10-hour Fortnite marathon before earning his first victory. “It’s tough, because we won the national championship in dramatic fashion,” Hart said to CBS Sports. “But the first time I won Fortnite, I was screaming, I jumped up out my chair, I was hype.”One could look at this as just a bunch of athletes messing around playing a computer game for fun. In my opinion, this practice is so much deeper. It speaks to the legitimacy of competitive video games.Although, Fortnite Battle Royale is not the ideal format for esports, its popularity indicates a significant step forward for esports. The game’s celebrity patrons compare playing Fortnite to the emotions they experience in their professional sports. This further proves that esports can be and are competitive games that evoke the same emotions and require the same level of dedication as their traditional counterparts do. With big name spokespersons promoting esports, their fans will be more likely to believe that esports are a legitimate form of sport and entertainment. It excites me to see more and more professional athletes enter the world of esports and I think we are very close to a time where esports will become as popular as traditional sports. Sam Arslanian is a freshman majoring in journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

Clippers notes: Sitting Blake Griffin not an easy decision

first_imgPaul Pierce started in Griffin’s place.The Clippers and Rivers have spoken about being more conservative with Griffin’s workload this season, a plan that Rivers acknowledged the team didn’t stick to in training camp.The Clippers, which invested in biomedical analysis this summer, got confirmation from their medical staff that the timing was right for Griffin to get a night off, Rivers said.“They showed me all the science. (Director of player performance Mark Simpson) had a pamphlet ready to go for this argument we were about to have,” Griffin said. “…I definitely presented my case – wasn’t as well prepared as I would’ve liked to have been.”In 18 games this season, Griffin is playing 33.1 minutes – essentially the same as last season – averaging 21.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists.Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James are the only players in the NBA with higher scoring, rebounding and assist averages.This likely won’t be the last time the Clippers sit one of their regulars as a healthy scratch, with Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan all possibilities to sit.“After a little bit, I just said if this is what you think is best for the team, you know, I’m going to do it,” Griffin said.Johnson on the court, Stone in the room The Clippers’ had both of their rookies in the locker room for the first time in weeks with Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone both in Brooklyn.Stone, currently assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, is in town for games in Westchester and Long Island.Johnson, the team’s first-round pick, hasn’t played since the preseason after suffering a herniated disc in his lower back.Monday, Johnson was on the court shooting before the game, a small step in his return to action. Johnson has also been doing some running, though he admitted his lungs felt like those of a heavy smoker. Rivers said he still doesn’t expect Johnson back anytime soon.“My guess would be he’s just inching along,” Rivers said. “Usually, they would tell me, ‘Brice is getting close,’ and I haven’t heard that.” NEW YORK >> It didn’t matter that Blake Griffin moved a little slowly Sunday in the Clippers’ loss in Indiana. It didn’t matter that needed to wear a compression sleeve on his right leg after getting kicked in the calf Friday in Detroit.And, it didn’t matter that Griffin moved around fine during the team’s shootaround Monday morning in New York.Doc Rivers made up his mind.“Months ago,” he said. “Literally months ago.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It game him and the staff time to prepare a full-fledged presentation to Griffin Sunday afternoon, informing him of the decision.“Doc mentioned something to me in Indiana and I brushed it off like there was no way that was happening,” Griffin said. “(Sunday) afternoon, I had to go up to Doc’s room and I walk in there, and it’s our trainer, our head of player performance (Lawrence) Frank and Doc. I walked right into an ambush.“I knew exactly what was going to happen.”The schedule, the one that’s kept the team from practicing and made it harder on the team to keep defending, dictated that Monday, it was Griffin’s turn to sit, forcing him to watch the Clippers’ 127-122 double overtime loss.“I was frustrated before the game,” he said. “Now, it’s even worse.”last_img read more

Post your FREE Garage Sale ad for this weekend here

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down DBE · 220 weeks ago 601 S G indoor garage sale. THURSDAY 8am- 7 pm We had low turn out on previous sale. We are reducing everything excluding one small table to half price. We had bargains before now it’s crazy. Assorted clothing, house hold items, craft projects & supplies, paint books & patterns, records, holiday decorations. Everything must go! Come see us. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Bill · 220 weeks ago 403 S. WEST ROAD, Wellington, 2 miles south of town on West Road. THURSDAY 12:00 NOON to 5:00 PM and FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 NOON. MOST EVERYTHING WILL BE $1 or less. No clothes, just souvenirs, nick nacks, etc. crafts, decorations. FROM our garage to your TRUNK. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Suzanne · 219 weeks ago Cleaning out Mom’s closets – Saturday May 28th- 8:00 – 1:00 pm 1429 N Day St Lots and lots of women’s clothing sizes 12-18 – Shoes, purses, children’s clothes, tons of toys, stuffed animals, baby swings, lots of misc. Marked down and priced to sale!! Also selling 16ft fishing boat with trolling motor and battery $500.00 Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Former WBA heavyweight champ Michael ‘Dynamite’ Dokes dead at 54

first_imgAKRON, Ohio (AP)—Michael Dokes, a former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has died. He was 54.The Rhoden Memorial Home in Akron said Dokes died Aug. 11. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the boxer died in an Akron hospice from liver cancer.Dokes won the heavyweight title at 24 in December 1982, when referee Joey Curtis made a controversial decision to stop his fight against champion Mike Weaver. Dokes dominated the first round over Weaver, prompting the decision. MICHAEL DOKES An admitted problem with cocaine helped him lose the WBA title only nine months later to Gerrie Coetzee, however, and Dokes never held the heavyweight crown again.Known as “Dynamite” Dokes because he packed a powerful punch, he had a career record of 53-6-2.Dokes came back for one last shot at the big time, getting a February 1993 opportunity at the heavyweight title against Riddick Bowe in New York. He earned $750,000 but didn’t last long, getting knocked out in the first round at Madison Square Garden.He last fought in November 1997, when he weighed 280 pounds.Once regarded by many as one of the most promising young fighters in the game, Dokes succumbed to a cocaine habit that cut his career short. He ran into a string of legal problems that derailed his career.In 1986, Dokes was arrested in Las Vegas for cocaine trafficking and served two years’ probation.In 2000, he was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted murder, second-degree kidnapping and intent to commit sexual assault against his girlfriend. She was held against her will for six hours in the home they shared.At that trial, the victim took the stand to tell of her relationship with Dokes, which stretched over 10 years. She said Dokes, who had two prior felony drug convictions, was a good person when he was clean and sober, which he was for several years during their relationship.But she said drug and alcohol use made Dokes violent, and the violence culminated in the beating and assault when she came home at 5 a.m. from a concert she had attended. She said Dokes punched her in the face and beat her before sexually assaulting her.“I’m remorseful. There’s no excuse for my actions,” Dokes said at the time of his sentencing. “I love that woman with all my heart. I truly wanted to spend the rest of my life with her as husband and wife.”He was released in 2008.In addition to his brother Kevin, Dokes is survived by his sister, Alisa Dokes Williams, and his brothers Steven and Charles.last_img read more

Seymour wants more attack

first_imgThe Lions scored all their points with the boot when they out-muscled the Crusaders 12-3 on Saturday, the impressive display following two lacklustre tour outings in which the visitors combined for just two tries.Seymour, however, is confident that a contest against an expansive Highlanders side combined with the gradual improvement of the touring party will enable the Lions to finally start putting more points on the board ahead of the All Blacks tests.”We would be lying if we said we weren’t a little bit disappointed that we hadn’t crossed the whitewash a few more times,” the 28-year-old Glasgow Warriors wing told reporters in Dunedin.”It is only so long you want to go creating those opportunities and not finishing them off, you can only be pleased for so long about creating them. It is no good having them and not converting,” he added.”But it’s a lot easier to go finishing off those final passes, than it is to go from creating nothing.”Seymour starts in the back three with Jack Nowell and Jared Payne against the 2015 Super Rugby champions after coach Warren Gatland opted for an entirely new starting lineup, and the Scot is looking forward to facing All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo.”That’s the theme for this trip, there is a lot of talent in the back three over here and certainly Naholo fits right into that,” he added.”He is a fantastic player and a very tricky opponent but one we are looking forward to.”These are the challenges both as a team and individually that we knew we were going to face and it’s an exciting opportunity for myself and us as a backline to try to go out and hopefully get the better of them.”Following the Highlanders match, the Lions have two more tour games prior to the first of three tests against the All Blacks in Auckland on June 24. Photo by: DAVID ROGERS/GETTY IMAGES (Tommy Seymour in action against the New Zealand Barbarians in the first match of the British and Irish Lions tour)last_img read more

Williams is on Mbappé’s heels

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 17, 2020 PSG star Kylian Mbappé is the fastest footballer in the world according to data collected by the newspaper the French newspaper Le Figaror among the best of the European concert. His maximum top speed rises to 36 km / h, reached by the talented French striker, who surpasses Iñaki Williams and Aubameyang on the podium of a specialty typical of authentic prodigies of the stride and the immediate reaction in the race to overcome the defenders. The lion enjoys the 35.7 km / h mark that he sealed on May 9, 2015, in which he broke the record for top speed in Spain, reaching that figure in a supersonic sprint, surpassing the previous owner by 18 tenths of the record Sofiane Feghouli.The rojiblanco winger, knowing that devilish speed is his most outstanding quality, has always commented that “the sensors that they put on us say that I am the fastest, and that I have to take advantage of that virtue that God has given me “, launched. “I have to take advantage of the spaces and go for speed with meters ahead of the opponents”, he usually emphasizes as soon as they ask him, already acting extreme or 9. In the 18/19 campaign, LaLiga weighted the rojiblanco racing car as the second most fast of the domestic championship, with 33’59 km / h. At the start of the current championship, now stopped by the coronavirus pandemic, it confirmed Williams as its best representative, scoring 34.37 km / h, leader of the ranking of the fastest in LaLiga ahead of Chimy Ávila (Osasuna), with 34’01 km / h, and Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid), with 33’90 km / h. In this new update of data to refresh the virtual classification, just behind Williams is Aubameyang, from Arsenal, with 35.5 km / h in a top ten on the planet where two other Spaniards are located, both from Real Madrid. The right-back from San Sebastián, Álvaro Odriozola, with 34’99 km / h, now on loan at Bayern, and the defender Nacho Fernández closes the circle, with 34.62 km / h. In the middle a group of chosen by nature as the Egyptian player of Liverpool Mohamed Salah, who stands at 35 km / h.The fastest:1. Kylian Mbappé: 36 km / h2. Inaki Williams: 35.7 km / h3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 35.5 km / h4. Karim Bellarabi: 35.27 km / h5. Kyle Walker: 35.21 km / h6. Leroy Sane: 35.04 km / h7. Mohamed Salah: 35 km / h8. Kingsley Coman: 35 km / h9. Alvaro Odriozola: 34.99 km / h10. Nacho Fernandez: 34.62 km / hlast_img read more

Alaska’s Abueva vows to get back at NLEX in Game 2

first_imgNLEX rookie Ravena flourishes in first playoff game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska did a much better job after the break, getting back in the game and even held a five-point lead, 84-79 with 8:59 left to play that set up the tight finish.“I think our energy was much better directed in the second half,” he said. “I really felt like we started to play the way we have talked about playing, the way that we wanted to play: keeping the aggression and the energy on defense and with the press, and moving the ball on offense and sharing it.”The Aces even had a shot to steal the game late, but Abueva and Sonny Thoss missed their shots from close range while Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena owned the endgame.“Hats off to NLEX. They did a really good job of closing out late,” remarked Compton. “I felt like it seemed to me like we must have missed five around-the-basket little bunnies, and even that last possession, we executed our play great but it felt just late. We got a lot of good looks but we couldn’t just knock it down.”Despite the loss, Compton is optimistic leading up to Wednesday’s do-or-die tiff.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Hopefully, we’ll be able to bounce back,” said Compton. “The great thing about a series is we’re not done. Hopefully, we’ll be able to clean some things up and prepare for adjustments on their side.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Alaska coach Alex Compton said the Aces need to play with more control if they want to tie the best-of-three series in Game 2 on Wednesday.“We were too overeager and the competitive spirit needs to be a little more directed to executing our game plan,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaring to jump out the gates, the Aces found themselves behind, staring at an 11-point hole, 50-39, at one point.“In the first half, we were stagnant. We didn’t move and we didn’t move the ball, and that really helped them get transition baskets. I thought that was the biggest part of the first half, that they did a good job right from the get-go against us,” shared Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefiant in defeat, Alaska forward Calvin Abueva vowed to get back at NLEX after the Aces’ 99-105 loss in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals on Monday.“Makakabawi kami sa kanila (We’ll get back at them),” Abueva promised.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Province announces 2010 budget

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff For a copy of the provincial budget, click on the attachment below.Advertisement More than $1 million has also been pledged to the already-completed Pouce Coupe Fire Hall.And, the Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek will begin working on its nursing facilities expansion program, which received $2.5 million in joint federal and provincial funding.But, there were no new infrastructure projects outlined for the North Peace in the 2010 budget.This year’s budget focuses on three areas, including funding vital public services, cutting back on spending, and continuing to stimulate and sustain economic growth.Advertisement The Provincial Government has announced its 2010 budget.- Advertisement -There’s little in it for the Northeast, and it’s much the same across the province.Locally, the Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care project is included in the 2010 budget.  After contributing $50 million to the project last year, the province has pledged another $215 million, up until 2012.  Meanwhile, projects that were given the green-light last year are also included in the budget. The Fort Nelson Recreation Complex received word last fall that it will get $5 million from the province, to go towards the more than $30 million facility.Advertisement The Liberals’ resource ministries have had their budgets cut by more than $300 million. About the only sports-related initiative is $60 million for a Sports and Arts Legacy programing, which comes on the heels of massive sports and arts cuts.The budget also includes the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax, which is expected to take effect at the beginning of July. B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen says the Liberals plan to use revenues from the HST, to fund rising health care costs.The deficit is estimated to meet the target of $2.8 billion.The Province is aiming for a balanced budget by 2013/2014.last_img read more