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Brazil, US men grab gold on Rio’s final day

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first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP):The Brazilians closed out the Rio Games in style yesterday. So did the US men’s basketball team.Kevin Durant scored 30 points and helped the Americans rout Serbia 96-66 for their third straight gold medal. That capped an Olympics in which the US dominated the medal tables, both the gold (46) and overall totals (121).Their 51-medal margin over second-place China is the largest in a non-boycotted Olympics in nearly a century.”This experience has been the dream of a lifetime for me,” said US gymnast and closing ceremony flag-bearer Simone Biles who won five medals, four of them gold, in her first Olympics.After a few close calls in Rio de Janeiro, including a 94-91 win over Serbia in pool play, the US sent Mike Krzyzewski out with a third gold medal. Carmelo Anthony’s third gold made him the most decorated male in Olympic basketball history.Brazil also rallied at the end.The country’s determined men’s volleyball team won another sensational gold right next door to where Neymar and Company did it less than 24 hours earlier in a thrilling penalty shoot-out against 2014 World Cup champions Germany.Brazil beat mighty Italy 25-22, 28-26, 26-24 for the home team’s first Olympic men’s volleyball title since Athens in 2004.In other highlights of Day 16, American wrestler Kyle Snyder won gold, becoming, at 20, the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in US history.And middleweight Claressa Shields became the first American boxer of either gender to win two Olympic boxing gold medals.Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya sloshed his way to the gold medal in the men’s Olympic marathon, as Rio de Janeiro began its grand goodbye to the 2016 Games in clammy conditions that did nothing to dampen Brazil’s frenzied mood.Feyisa Lelisa of Ethiopia finished second for the silver, and American Galen Rupp took bronze in his second marathon and Olympic debut.UNFORGETTABLE NEYMARThe race began in an early morning drizzle while the host nation was still basking in Neymar’s kiss and impossible-to-forget penalty kick that secured the gold medal in soccer.The nation desperately needed something to celebrate after demoralising World Cup and Copa America failures and a host of economic, political and health woes that dominated the lead-up to South America’s first Olympics.A blustery storm swept in before the start of the closing ceremonies, where Rio de Janeiro was to hand the torch to Tokyo, host of the 2020 Games.Other highlights as the Rio Games came to a close:DOUBLE GOLD: French fighter Tony Yoka joined fiancÈe Estelle Mossely as gold medal winners, defeating Britain’s Joe Joyce in a super heavyweight bout yesterday.Mossely won lightweight gold on her 24th birthday on Friday and was in the stands shouting encouragement for Yoka. Mossely took off and made a golden leap into Yoka’s massive arms, just as she did after her victory.GASOL’S GOODBYE?: Pau Gasol scored 31 points in what might have been his final Olympic Game and Spain added a bronze to their collection yesterday with an 89-88 win over Australia, again denied their first medal inside the rings. Sergio Rodriguez made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left and the Spaniards, who captured silver in 2008 at Beijing and the London Games, got the defensive stop they needed.MIXED BAG: Brazil managed to pull off South America’s first Olympics under difficult economic and political conditions, with the competitions, venues, athletes, friendly hosts, TV images and Rio’s scenic backdrops all rising to the occasion. But there were also empty seats, ticket fiascos, spread-out venues, green water, street crime, traffic chaos and lack of a clear Olympic feel in the parks.last_img read more

Cignal’s Jose named D-League MVP

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first_img‘Sorry it didn’t last long,’ says Marvin after 21-second KO leads 2-gold boxing haul Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Raymar Jose. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying unmatchable grit all-conference long, Cignal HD’s Raymar Jose came away with the Conference Most Valuable Player award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.The hardworking forward averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds in leading the Hawkeyes to a second straight Finals appearance this conference.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jose is currently with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games as the Philippines seeks its 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He is the third player from Far Eastern University to win the plum, following the footsteps of Mac Belo (2016 Aspirants’ Cup) and Mike Tolomia (2016 Foundation Cup).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jose edged Cignal teammate Jason Perkins, Flying V’s Jeron Teng, and CEU’s JK Casiño for the award. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READlast_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino crushes AMA for 3rd straight win

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first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Gab Banal captained the voyage for Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists.Rian Ayonayon contributed 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and four blocks as all but one of the 14 Skippers who entered the game were able to score.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The key here is understanding what we want to do, what we want to achieve. Everything just fell into place,” said Marinerong Pilipino coach Koy Banal.It was a dominating display from Marinerong Pilipino on both ends of the floor. The team shot 47 percent from the field and dished out 30 assists while also out-rebounding the Titans, 61-44. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Player of the Week: Garvo Lanete leading Meralco resurgence 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 PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino used a strong start to upend AMA Online Education, 109-93, and grab its third straight win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.The Skippers came out firing, starting the game on a 7-0 spurt which extended to 20, 36-16, at the end of the first period en route to their fourth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Arvin Tolentino carried AMA Online Education (1-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Robbie Manalang got 15 markers, four boards, and four assists.The scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 109 — Banal 20, Ayonayon 18, Lopez 9, Pasaol 9, Eboña 8, Robles 8, Babilonia 6, Subido 6, Toth 6, Tratter 6, Olivares 5, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 4, Terso 0.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 93 — Tolentino 18, Manalang 15, Cañete 13, Lao 12, Martinez 7, Taganas 7, Celso 6, Garcia 6, Andaya 4, Escalambre 3, Bragais 2, Antonares 0.Quarters: 36-16, 61-46, 88-76, 109-93.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions

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first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The five-member panel voted unanimously to extend the 10-day suspensions imposed effective Oct. 15 by commission Executive Director Bob Bennett and the release of $1 million of the $2 million withheld from Nurmagomedov immediately after the Oct. 6 brawl at T-Mobile Arena.Marnell noted that the commission could order the withholding of both the post-fight purse and pay-per-view revenues that he estimated reaped up to $6 million. But he said the commission didn’t want to prevent the fighters’ employees from being paid.Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and scuffled with a fighter in McGregor’s corner after McGregor (21-4) tapped out during a chokehold by Nurmagomedov (27-0) in the fourth round of UFC 229.Caroline Bateman, a deputy Nevada state attorney general, told the commission that video later surfaced showing McGregor both trying to climb the cage to apparently join fighting outside and attempting to strike another person doing the same.Marnell said he would have also withheld McGregor’s $3 million purse if he’d immediately seen that video.ADVERTISEMENT Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell III said the suspensions will last until an investigation is complete.Marnell said fines and punishment up to a lifetime ban could be considered, and said the fighters will be required to attend a Dec. 10 disciplinary hearing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m not going to do that hearing over the telephone,” he said.The hearing included references to commission discipline in the past — including a one-year suspension and $3 million fine imposed on boxer Mike Tyson for twice biting Evander Holyfield’s ears during a bout in June 1997. FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor is escorted from the cage area after fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov and McGregor will remain suspended at least until December because of a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their UFC match in Las Vegas, but the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, allowed some prize money to be released to Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will remain suspended at least until December because of a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their UFC match in Las Vegas, but the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday allowed some prize money to be released to Nurmagomedov.Neither the Russian from Dagestan nor the Irishman attended a brief hearing in Las Vegas at which Nurmagomedov was called the catalyst for the Oct. 6 “chaos.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A McGregor representative, Michael Mersch, attended the commission meeting and said afterward that he had not seen that video and was surprised by Marnell’s comment.“But for the actions of Nurmagomedov, none of this would have happened,” Mersch said.Nurmagomedov did not send a representative to the meeting, although Bennett said he had spoken recently with the fighter’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management.Abdelaziz did not immediately respond to telephone and email messages from The Associated Press.Nurmagomedov, who was praised following the fight by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said on social media that he was being unfairly punished. The fighter complained that discipline didn’t follow an incident last April in Brooklyn, New York, when McGregor shattered windows on Nurmagomedov’s bus with a wheeled cart.Officials said that incident followed a confrontation days earlier between Nurmagomedov and one of McGregor’s teammates.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rising squads Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Step-back 3 NBA’s new weapon, though not a shot for everyone

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first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ “You mean when they jump backwards and travel and shoot a 3?” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich quipped. “I guess it has been made legal. I don’t know. It’s very difficult to guard.”That’s because the defender has to be prepared that the player with the ball is going to drive to the basket. But instead of continuing forward, the offensive player suddenly gathers his feet and steps backward to shoot, taking advantage of the extra space he has created.Curry is one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in history, but he’s also a wizard with his dribble. So whoever is defending him can never quite be sure which way he is going.“Obviously you respect the athletic guys that can drive and use their first step and explosiveness and all that type of stuff,” Curry said. “It’s a tough shot to make consistently, but the guys that do, it’s obviously a shot and a look that you can always kind of count on to create space and knock it down.”There will be more than a few hoisted up during the All-Star festivities.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – At left, in a Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) defends as Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) take a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in New York. At center, in an Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors react as teammate Stephen Curry shoots a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, in New York. At right, in a Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) attempts a three-point basket during an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, in Dallas. The step-back 3-pointer is the perfect weapon for the modern NBA, practically a necessity in a game where the ability to find space to shoot from behind the arc is more valued than ever before. (AP Photo/File)James Harden turned to it to become the NBA’s most unstoppable scorer.Luka Doncic has ridden it to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Forbes: LeBron James tops NBA rich list again Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The step-back 3-pointer is the perfect weapon for the modern NBA, practically a necessity in a game where the ability to find space to shoot from behind the arc is more valued than ever before.“Things have changed and the game is so spread out,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “All over the NBA and all over the world really, everybody’s stretching the range out a few feet more. The 3-point line is being covered much better than it has in the past so guys are moving back, and guys that can create space to shoot 3s unassisted have a special skill. It’s going to be a necessary skill more as the game continues to evolve.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut before guys who belong in the paint start hoisting them up from the perimeter, or taking balls off the rack and shooting step-backs during this weekend’s All-Star 3-point contest, there a few things to consider.Even Stephen Curry said it’s a tough shot to make. It’s fundamentally flawed and sometimes looks like a violation. But nobody shoots it more — or arguably better — than Harden, whose 151 step-back 3-pointers coming into this week represented 15 percent of the 1,006 makes thus far, according to the NBA’s statistics. He dribbles patiently until he sees an opening, then either drives for a layup or foul, or steps back for the 3, sometimes from a few steps beyond the arc.Harden, a seven-time All-Star, league MVP and scoring champion last season, has scored 30 or more points in 30 straight games, third-longest streak ever. Averaging 36.5 points, he is poised to win another scoring title in a runaway. He said he turned to the step-back 3 as a way to evolve with a game that has seen more than 2,500 step-back 3s taken already this season, after there were only 584 for all of 2014-15, according to NBAsavant.com.“I mean, every single year you have to come back better than you were the year before, and for me I had a pretty good year last year. But you’ve got to come back better and come up with a new move or a new package to keep defenders on their heels,” Harden said. “So whether it’s a step-back or a slide step, just to create separation to be able to get my shot off.”Harden has the green light in Houston, though that doesn’t make it a good shot — at least not for everyone else.There are times when Harden launches one where it looks like a horrible shot.He willingly takes longer attempts without fully squaring his shoulders up to the rim, which goes against just about everything coaches taught years ago, and critics watching him shuffle his feet have seen instances where he certainly appeared to get away with traveling .Because of the degree of difficulty, the step-back 3 may only be for a handful of players.Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni compares it to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s sky hook, a shot that everyone might try, but few could master.“Certain guys have certain talents but it’s a hard shot,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t know what the stats are, but it’s a low 20-percent kind of shot for most people and he’s at about 40.”Actually, Harden’s 41.5 percent on step-back 3s was only a little higher than the league average of 39.5 percent, though that could be misleading because so few players attempt them — and the ones who do are often already good shooters. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? D’Antoni figures someone will come along and shoot it well, and that player may have already arrived. Doncic is far ahead of anyone but Harden in attempts and makes, and the Mavericks rookie’s goodbye highlight in Europe was a one-legged, step-back 3 that helped Real Madrid put away Game 4 of the ACB Championship series.Doncic smiled when asked about the step-back 3, saying: “A lot of guys have special moves. That’s my kind of move.”And even Popovich, no big fan of the 3-point happy game the NBA has become, gives credit to the step-back shooters.“They are great at it, that’s for sure,” he said. “Take nothing away from them. It’s been developed, it’s used and no one is better at it than they are. It’s virtually impossible to guard, but they perfected it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

Sportsmen’s club archers used live turkeys as targets

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The club pleaded no contest to eight summary violations involving the cruel treatment of animals and offering live animals as prizes in a contest. It was also ordered to pay court costs. “Although we did not set out to cruelly mistreat the animals involved nor did we intentionally violate the laws of the Commonwealth, we have chosen to plead `no contest’ … in order to put this matter behind us,” the club said. MANHEIM, Pa. – A sportsmen’s club was fined $400 on Friday for using dozens of live turkeys as targets in an archery contest. Authorities said about 40 domestic turkeys were killed in the Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association’s Sept. 9 contest. Participants paid $12 for three attempts to shoot at the birds, which were secured to straw bales at their feet, but able to flap their wings. Archers who drew blood won the birds, authorities said. “The club’s conduct was egregious that day, and they’ve now been held accountable,” said prosecutor Christine Wilson. last_img

Be safe on roads, CHP says

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first_imgCalifornia High Patrol officials remind motorists to drive safely this Memorial Day weekend. The CHP will increase enforcement during the three-day holiday, officials said. Last Memorial Day weekend, 36 people were killed on California roads, and drunk driving arrests by CHP officers were up 6.5 percent over the 2005 Memorial Day weekend. “The summer driving season may be busy, but it doesn’t have to be bloody,” CHP Commissioner Mike Brown said in a news release. “Keep yourself and your family save, buckle up, watch your speed and never drink and drive.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RCMP looking for two people after Dease Lake Homicide

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first_imgKam McLeod is described as:● 6 foot 4● Approximately 169 pounds● Dark brown hair and facial hair● Brown eyesBryer Schmegelsky is described as:● 6 foot 4● Approximately 169 pounds● Sandy brown hairThe two were travelling in a red and grey Dodge pickup truck with a sleeping camper and BC License plate LW6433. They were last seen travelling south from the Super A general store in Dease Lake at around 3:15 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019.A photo of the vehicle Kam McLeod and 18 year old Bryer Schmegelsky from Port Alberni were driving – RCMPAdvertisement The RCMP have acknowledged there is community concerns with two ongoing homicide investigations in Northern B.C. The Dease Lake incident occurred on July 19, 2019, and the other incident near Liard River Hotsprings occurred between July14-15, 2019, approximately 470 kilometres away.At this time, investigators are sharing information and police would like to ensure awareness around both investigations. The RCMP would ask the public to continue to take any general safety precautions and remain vigilant at this time. We also remind travellers to share your plans with family and friends, establish check-in times and notify someone if your plans change.Anyone with any information is about Kam and Bryer is asked to please call Dease Lake RCMP 250-771-4111, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net DEASE LAKE, B.C. – The RCMP continue to investigate a second suspicious death in Northern B.C. and are asking the public to remain vigilant and take general safety precautions.On Friday, July 19, 2019, the Dease Lake RCMP responded to a vehicle fire south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37. While investigating the fire, the RCMP were notified that a body has been found at a nearby Highway pull out.The RCMP are now asking for the public’s help in locating two people who the RCMP believe were driving the vehicle. Kam McLeod who is 19-years-old and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky from Port Alberni has not been in contact with their families and were driving the vehicle that was found on fire.- Advertisement -Kam and Bryer were travelling through B.C. to visit Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory to look for work. It is not clear why they returned to B.C. and what their travel plans may be.“Kam and Bryer have periodically connected with family and friends over the past week and it is possible that they are now in area without cell coverage”, says Dawn Roberts, BC RCMP Communications.  “However, we have found their vehicle and have not been able tolocate either of them at this time. We are asking for Kam or Bryer to connect with police right away and let us know you are okay. Or we ask that anyone who may have spoken to or seen them over the last few days to call police so we can get a better understanding as to where they might be or their plans.”Police can also confirm that the deceased person located about 2 kms away from the vehicle fire is not Kam or Bryer, but is believed to be a male that the RCMP is working to identify. It is unclear at this time how this deceased male might be connected with vehicle fire or the two missing men.Advertisementlast_img read more

HALF A MILLION EURO FOR DONEGAL CYCLING ROUTES

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first_imgMinister of State, Dinny McGinley T.D. has been informed by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. that a grant of €497,000 has been approved to provide and upgrade rural roads based cycling routes, stretching from Donegal Town to Newtowncunningham, covering a distance of 195 kilometres.This route goes through some of the County’s most attractive landscape and links a large number of Towns along the way.Minister McGinley told donegaldaily.com: “not alone will this be of tremendous assistance to the many Donegal people who have taken up cycling as a hobby and sport, but will also attract many cycling enthusiasts to County Donegal.” “Cycling tourism is increasingly popular around Europe. The Great Western Greenway from Westport-Achill in Mayo, is generating an estimated 140,000 trips per annum, which hugely significant for Mayo’s local economy. Let us hope that the Newtowncunningham-Donegal Town route will be similarly important for our local economy in Donegal.The announcement has also been welcomed by Deputy Joe McHugh.“I am pleased that this route has been selected for Government investment. It is one of 16 routes that were selected by the Department of Transport & Tourism, from a group of over 50 proposed projects nationwide.“I brought Minister Leo Varadkar to Donegal in February, when he participated in discussions with Donegal tourism stakeholders at the Colmcille Winter School in Gartan. Minister Varadkar and the Government are committed to developing Donegal as an engine of national tourism growth. “This is a good news story for Donegal,” said Deputy McHugh.Work will be commencing on the project as soon as possible. HALF A MILLION EURO FOR DONEGAL CYCLING ROUTES was last modified: June 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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first_imgRhine, who missed all but eight games last season, is second in the MVC in scoring at 18.1 points per game. She ranks third in the Valley in field goal percentage at 59.2 and free throw percentage at 81.3. This is the first career MVC Player of the Week award for Rhine, who in 2015-16 was the MVC Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year, and a five-time MVC Newcomer of the Week award winner. Rhine, a forward, averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assist per game while shooting 42.8 percent (3-for-7) from the three-point line and 54.2 percent (19-of-35) from the floor during the week. In the win over Iowa State, she scored 24 points behind a 10-for-14 shooting day, and pulled down six rebounds. Rhine followed that effort with 25 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a four-overtime loss to Creighton. She has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games. DES MOINES, Iowa – Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the MVC announced Monday, Dec. 4 afternoon.center_img Rhine and her teammates host Iowa Wesleyan Tuesday morning for the program’s annual Pack the Knapp for Character presented by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines game. Tipoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. with thousands of Des Moines and local area elementary and middle school students scheduled to attend for a fun morning of Bulldog basketball and educational activities. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more