first_imgEDITORS’ PICK Wet floor forces postponement of 76ers-Kings game View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town They gathered at exactly the hour their team, which just a few years ago was in Brazil’s gritty lower leagues, should have been kicking off in Medellin, Colombia against Atletico Nacional for the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana finals.Instead of participating in what would have been the biggest match in the club’s history, the team, many of the chief staff, and 20 Brazilian journalists were killed when their charter plane slammed into a mountainside short of the airport late Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAnd instead of sitting excitedly in front of televisions to watch the action in Colombia, the people of Chapeco, a provincial city of about 200,000, trooped into their stadium to mourn and join in ecumenical prayer.Players who had not been on the doomed flight, youth academy members, relatives of those killed and throngs upon throngs of ordinary fans joined together, all in the team colors. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This gathering — they deserved twice as a big a gathering,” said pensioner Nelio Dalbosco, 73.“We have to fight to try to rebuild a team that will be as good and to keep going. Life doesn’t stop,” he said.Hard to take inThe first bodies were expected to be flown back from Colombia, where they are being identified, later this week.Club leaders said they hope to organize a mass wake at the stadium to give the players a true Chapecoense sendoff.“Our desire is for a group wake to be held here,” said club official Gelson Della Costa at a press conference, adding that the families’ permission was being sought.Though the plans have not been finalized and there isn’t even a fixed date for the bodies’ return, emergency services did a dry run Wednesday of the route that the coffins would take from the airport to the stadium.“It’s still hard to believe. I think we’ll only really take it in when the dead arrive. We are in deep sorrow,” said Valemar Jardine, 50, who runs a newsstand.For the vice president of the football club, though, reality has already set in — brutally.“It was very difficult on entering the meeting room in the morning and seeing all the empty seats of our companions, and knowing that I was also on the list to travel but didn’t go in the end,” said Ivan Tozzo, his voice trembling. People participate in a tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, on November 29, 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. AFPFans of Brazil’s Chapecoense football club whose team was wiped out in a Colombian air crash crammed into the home stadium late Wednesday for tearful prayers around the empty pitch.The stadium in Chapeco, southern Brazil, was a solid wall of green as fans and mourners dressed in the team shirt stood shoulder to shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine There were few dry eyes as a film was projected to pay homage to the dead teammates.The team had an outsized presence here and its inspiring story of unknowns who rose to take on champions had spread across Brazil.“I think this transcends football. It has become something human. This is why I decided to come and pay my respects for the players who left Chapeco with a dream and who will never be forgotten,” said student Daniel Augusto Barrera, 21.Teacher Aline Fonseca, 21, said the sudden deaths of the team members had torn a hole in the community.“Chapeco is not a big city. We would meet (the players) in the street, anywhere. It’s hard to keep going,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich. AP FILE PHOTOINDIANAPOLIS— San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called on President Donald Trump to be more inclusive Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Popovich, who graduated from the Air Force Academy, expressed disgust over Trump’s refusal to meet with groups he “disparaged” during the campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: Love seeks second opinion on knee injury LATEST STORIES The 68-year-old Popovich has won five NBA championships with San Antonio and went into Monday’s game ranked No. 7 in NBA history in career wins with 1,130. He is a three-time winner of the NBA’s coach of the year award and has coached the All-Star team four times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member He was in Indianapolis for his team’s first meeting of the season with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.Popovich was asked about how his upbringing near the heavily populated African-American community of Gary, Indiana, has helped him address substantive political topics with his players in this strongly partisan postelection America.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Spurs coach Popovich ‘sickened to his stomach’ over Trump win | Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump“We all hope President Trump is successful, we hope he does some good things for everyone,” Popovich said. “He didn’t start the presidency by mollifying any groups he disparaged during the campaign. He didn’t say anything about women, or black people, Hispanic people, LGBT people, handicap people — he acted like it never happened. So, that willingness to do whatever was necessary to get elected to say and act the way he did, I thought it was unacceptable. Really disgusting. Even people who voted for him can see that, but for some reason they feel they can ignore that and forgive him. His personality — the inability to get over himself — informs his words and his decisions, and that’s what’s scary.” Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 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 MOST READ Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View commentslast_img read more

first_imgEAST WHITTIER – Teacher Dimitri Elbling was easily elected Tuesday to the East Whittier City School Board. But the second spot on the board may be too close to call. While Elbling, 43, received 1,774 votes or 39 percent, Michael Cirasole, 59, was clinging to a 16-vote lead over Carlos Aparicio, 28. All of the precincts were counted, but an unknown amount of absentee and provisional ballots remain uncounted. Cirasole, a school finance administrator, had 1,008 votes or 22.2 percent, while Aparicio, a middle-school teacher, had 992 votes or 21.8 percent. “Kids shoud not be 9-10-11 and 12 years old and developing diabetes,” he said. Elbling and Gallardo were endorsed by the district’s teachers’ union, the East Whittier Education Association. Aparicio, a graduate of El Rancho High in Pico Rivera, was endorsed by current trustee Armando Urteaga. Cirasole, a 55-year resident of Whittier, had said his expertise in school budgets would help the district deal with declining enrollment and funding lossses over the next few years. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Finishing in fourth was Angel Gallardo, a career and technical education coordinator at the Pomona Unified School District, with 776 votes or 17 percent. The winners of Tuesday’s elections will replace current board members Robert Ehlers and Alison Pigott, who both declined to make another bid for public office due to family reasons. Elbling, a teacher at Corvallis Middle School in Norwalk, attributed his victory to his experience as a teacher and his positon on the issue. “I definitely believe in transitioning kids to English as soon as possible,” he said. “I don’t think kids should be in English language development classes for eight to nine years. He also called for more physical education programs. last_img read more

first_imgSanta Clarita Marathon, half marathon and 5K run/walk, 7 a.m. and Kid K, 8:30 a.m. Sunday beginning between the Hyatt Valencia and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia. Call (661) 286-4018 or visit Mitzvah Day will provide opportunities to help the community, 8:30-11 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 254-2411. Musician Paul Gerardi will share his original works, 10:30 a.m. Sunday during the Unitarian Universalist service at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7866. Photo Expo and Fall Print Competition, will feature a silent auction benefiting Carousel Ranch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 810-7840. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Birds of Prey presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Health and Fitness Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-4018. Holiday event will feature “snow,” giant slide and bounce house, crafts for kids and more, 10 a.m. Saturday at Gateway Village, located on the corner of Newhall Ranch and Rye Canyon roads, Valencia. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the Hunger Defense Fund. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Healthy hike, 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Kathy’s Club boutique will feature designer clothes, jewelry, bath and body care, home accessories and more, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Proceeds will benefit UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center sarcoma program. Call Carolyne Snow at (661) 799-1811 or visit “Munich: A Survivor’s Tale” will feature Dan Alon, survivor of the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympic Games, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chabad of SCV, 23120 Lyons Ave., No. 19, Newhall. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (661) 254-3434. Raising the Bar fundraiser will benefit the Ragdoll Restoration Foundation, 6 p.m. Friday at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $50 general admission or $100 VIP. Call (661) 296-0933. last_img read more

first_img AFP or licensors An irritated Jurgen Klopp responded to Guardiola by defending the Senegal forward before having a jibe of his own by mentioning City’s tactical fouls.Since then, Guardiola has backtracked and revealed he has nothing but admiration for Mane.“It was far from my intention to say that Sadio Mane is that type of player because I admire him a lot,” Guardiola said ahead of his side facing Atalanta in the Champions League in Milan. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Guardiola has defended remarks he made about Sadio Mane LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 2 Aiming high on target 2 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has attempted to clarify his comments about Sadio Mane where he appeared to call the Liverpool forward a ‘diver’.Following the Red’s dramatic late win over Aston Villa on Saturday, Guardiola made the provoking remark having seen Mane booked for simulation during the first-half, before going on to net a stoppage time winner to keep Liverpool six points clear at the top of the Premier League. Sadio Mane was adjudged to have been fouled in the dying moments of the Premier League clash against Leicester Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman BOOST ready? Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Getty Images – Getty In recent matches, Mane has won crucial late penalties against Leicester and Tottenham.“It has happened many times, what Liverpool have done, in the last few years, it’s because [Mane] is a special talent,” Guardiola said.“Sometimes he’s diving, sometimes he has this talent to score incredible goals in the last minute. He’s a talent.” “For Jurgen it was a penalty, for the referee it was a penalty and VAR it was a penalty. Maybe I was wrong, or not, to think it was [maybe not] a penalty.“Jurgen knows Sadio better than me and I have an incredible respect [for that]. When [Klopp] says he is not like this then it is not like this.“It was a praise to Liverpool to say it was not just because of one action. [Their late goals] happened many times at Anfield and away because they push and push. That is why it is nice to face them and to try to compete with them.”last_img read more

first_imgPolice said Shen, Lao and a 20-year-old IU student were in the Tulip Tree apartment’s parking lot around 3:30 a.m., Land said. Witnesses told campus police the three were there “to resolve a dispute when the suspects began chasing victim and wounded him with a knife,” Land said.University police Lt. Craig Munroe told the Indianapolis Star the student was stabbed in the back. The 20-year-old was taken to IU Health hospital in Bloomington with an injury that isn’t life-threatening, Land said.The incident prompted university officials earlier Sunday to tell students to seek shelter behind locked doors. The school gave students the all clear around 7 a.m. CDT. Two Indiana University students were charged Sunday morning in connection with a stabbing that injured another student at a campus apartment building, school officials said.University police arrested 18-year-old Zesen Shen and 21-year-old Kaiyu Lao, IU spokesman Mark Land said in a news release. Shen has been charged with intimidation and battery and Lao was charged with intimidation, Land said.last_img read more

first_imgViolation of Probation – Domestic Battery in the presence of a child less than 16Dealing in Meth (possession with intent)Possession of MethPossession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or SalviaPossession of a schedule I through IV controlled substanceMaintaining a Common NuisancePossession of ParaphernaliaInvasion of Privacy Writ of Body AttachmentNina S. Farnsworth, 36, Pekin Possession of MethPossession of ParaphernaliaWrit of Body AttachmentDomestic BatteryDisorderly ConductKyle Cockerham, 22, Salem October 19Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentAlisha Powell, 31, Sellersburg Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia Neglect of a DependentOctober 17Indiana State PoliceLisa Ann Griewisch, 46, Salem Operating a Vehicle While IntoxicatedOperating While Intoxicated Per SeOperating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a PersonOctober 18Salem Police DepartmentJacqueline Tincher, 19, Salem Salem Police DepartmentChristopher James Read, 28, Scottsburg Operating a Vehicle With an Alcohol Equivalent to at least .15 of AlcoholResisting Law Enforcement – Using a Vehicle To FleaWashington County Sheriff’s DepartmentKaley Spears, 23, Salem TheftMark Edward Fleenor, 45, Salem October 20Indiana State PoliceWilliam Donald Cook, 57, Anderson  Violation of Probation – Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily InjuryPhillip L. Atkins, 40, Pekin Possession of a Controlled SubstanceMaintaining a Common Nuisance Operating a Vehicle While IntoxicatedOperating While Intoxicated Per SeDavid Cox, 28 Possession of a Controlled SubstancePossession or use of a legend drug or precursorWashington County Sheriff’s DepartmentBrian Daniel Jackson, 43, New Albanylast_img read more

first_imgA MAJOR power outage in Lifford has resulted in the closure of a national school in the town.Over 1,000 customers have been effected by the service.Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál has been forced to close as a result of the outage, with ESB officials estimating that power won’t be restored until around 1.15pm. Power went off just after 9.30 this morning.“We apologise for the loss of supply,” the ESB said. “We are currently working to repair a fault and will restore power as quickly as possible.”Some parents have been forced to leave work to collect their children from the school.A post on Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál’s Facebook page said: “Due to a power outage in the Lifford area the Board of Management have decided to close the school. Please collect your child as soon as possible.” The other school in the town, St Patrick’s NS, Murlog, is not affected by the power outage. Power outages forces school to close in Lifford was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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