Over in three quarters

first_imgDrew Gillette had 21 points and the Fortuna Huskies boys’ basketball team won its 10th straight game, this time by a 64-39 margin on the road against the Arcata Tigers on the home team’s senior night, Wednesday night at Arcata High.Wednesday’s game, as with the Tigers’ 83-51 loss to Fortuna on Jan. 10, was decided early on.The Huskies jumped out to a seven-point lead to open to game before the Tigers were able to get a point on the board as, similarly to when the two teams first met in …last_img

Bengal polls take grim turn; 12 dead, many injured

first_imgAt least 12 persons were killed and hundreds injured during voting for the West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The entire poll process has been marked by violence, from the very first day of filing of nomination papers on April 2.Reports of poll-related violence and irregularities were received from almost all of the 20 districts where elections were held. According to the State Election Commission (SEC) 72.5% exercised their franchise till 5 p.m.During the six-week run-up to the polls more than 20 persons were killed and with Monday’s killings, the total death toll has crossed 30.In 2013, when the polls were held in five phases in July, over 20 people lost their lives during the polling process. The reports of 12 deaths on Monday came from eight districts of the State.Three persons were killed in Nadia district and two each in Murshidabad and Purba Medinipur districts of South Bengal. In Nadia, three persons, two supporters of the Trinamool Congress (Sanjib Pramanik and Bhola Dapadar) and one voter were killed, in three separate incidents at Shantipur, Nakasipara and Tehatta respectively.Two supporters of the CPI(M) were shot dead outside a polling booth in Nandigram, once a hotbed of political violence. Two deaths were reported from Murshidabad district. A supporter of independent candidate Shaheen Sheikh was killed at Nowda in an incident where seven persons sustained bullet injuries and a BJP supporter, Tapan Mondal, was murdered in Beldanga.One death each was reported in South 24 Paraganas and North 24 Paraganas when polling was on. At Kultali area in the South 24 Paraganas district, Arif Hussain Gazi, a TMC supporter was shot dead while Taibur Gayen, a CPI(M) supporter, was killed in poll-related violence at North 24 Paraganas’ Amtala. There were reports of one death each in Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinapur and Cooch Behar district. Four supporters of TMC, three of the CPI(M) and two from the BJP have died in poll-related violence.House torchedIn South 24 Paraganas’ Namkhana area, the house of a CPI(M) supporter, Debu Das, was set on fire in the early hours of Monday. Debu Das and his wife Usha died in the fire. While the CPI(M) claimed that the house of the elderly couple was burned down by Trinamool Congress supporters, rivals said the incident cannot be termed poll-related violence.Director General of Police Surajit Purakayastha described the violence as “stray incidents” and said it was “far less than during panchayat elections held earlier.” The DGP said they have got reports of 12 deaths, of which only six were related to polls.Video footage of people looting ballot boxes, setting ballot papers on fire, groups of people chasing each other and gun-toting masked men roaming the streets surfaced from several districts of the State.last_img read more

Seniors Dennison, Trinidad grateful to Racela for Season 80

first_imgDennison had been the unquestioned emotional leader of the Tamaraws for Season 80 as he put up his best statistical year in his five seasons with FEU averaging 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.And if Dennison stayed primarily as one of FEU’s main contributors, the same cannot be said for Trinidad. The Fil-Am guard was initially a starter for Racela but then fell out of the rotation midway through the season before regaining his spot in the starting five near the tail end of the eliminations.Racela even apologized to Trinidad for the way he bounced around the lineup, but the graduating Tamaraw was just happy Racela trusted him in every sense of the word.“He said I went through a lot, that he should be sorry, but I trusted him,” said Trinidad who had six points and two boards in his exit game. “I didn’t expect anything this season, I was just ready and because he’s our coach I knew I could trust him.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Racela apologizes to seniors Dennison, Trinidad for FEU’s Final 4 exit Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES “I would really like to give a big ‘thank you’ to coach Olsen [Racela] because he gave Jojo and I this kind of a season,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Racela apologizes to Dennison, Trinidad for FEU’s Final 4 exitFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU finished the elimination round with a 7-7 record and as the No. 4 team in the league and Dennison couldn’t be more grateful at what the Tamaraws had accomplished as they came just a shot away from making the championship round.“Even though our team went through ups and downs, the guys still trusted Jojo and I,” said Dennison, who finished with four points, three rebounds, and four assists in his final game.  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRon Dennison and Jojo Trinidad celebrated a championship for Far Eastern University in Season 78, but the two couldn’t win another one before they ended their UAAP careers.The Tamaraws lost to the top-seeded Ateneo Blue Eagles, 88-84, in their Final Four rubber match in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, but both Dennison and Trinidad would rather remember the good memories during their stay at FEU.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on hefty bonuses if he can lead the team to success.Solskjaer is on-loan at United from Molde.And the Mirror says according to sources in Norway, Solskjaer will be in the money if he delivers silverware or qualifies for Europe.He is earning £1m, but qualification for either the Champions League or Europa League will net him a seven-figure bonus, while winning a cup will earn a £1m payday.However, should he become the next permanent boss at Old Trafford Molde are set to benefit to the tune of £8m in a managerial transfer fee. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoMan Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup action

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup actionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe hopes to keep his place for the next round of the Carabao Cup.Tuazebe captained United to their shootout win over Rochdale this week.United travel to Chelsea for the fourth round next month in an all-Premier League blockbuster. “These are the kind of games you want to be playing,” said Tuanzebe. “People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.” last_img

2 days agoArsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsaby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds’ next match.The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.It was Nketiah’s 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielsa.And Gunners legend Ian Wright, who has given Nketiah advice this season, has demanded Bielsa change his starting line-up.Wright wrote simply on Twitter: “Start him.”Both Leeds and Arsenal supporters echoed the statement across social media. last_img

Mississippi State Releases “Noise” Hype Video Ahead Of 2015 Season

first_imgMississippi State highlights ahead of the 2015 season.Mississippi State Football “No Noise” Hype VideoThe 2014 campaign was historic for Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs, who started the season unranked, rose to No. 1 in the polls after huge victories over LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn in succession. While the squad didn’t finish the year how it wanted, it’s clear that Mississippi State football was as relevant as it’s been in quite some time this past year. Heading into 2015, the Bulldogs want to finish the job and compete for a national championship in the College Football Playoff.Thursday, MSU released a hype video titled “Noise” to tease the 2015 campaign. It chronicles last year’s rise before setting the stage for the upcoming season. Check it out:Mississippi State opens with Southern Miss on September 5.last_img read more

Rep Hoitenga mutilation ban bill signed into law by governor

first_img11Jul Rep. Hoitenga mutilation ban bill signed into law by governor Categories: Hoitenga News,News A bipartisan bill package, led by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s legislation criminalizing female genital mutilation in Michigan was signed into law today.Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls to remove or damage the external genitalia. Hoitenga’s bill specifically classifies the procedure as a felony, with the legislative package also setting sentencing guidelines, requiring educational programs for health and law enforcement officials, and extending the civil and criminal statute of limitations for victims.“There are not enough adjectives to describe how despicable this procedure is, especially when you’re talking about the victims being as young as 4 years old,” said Hoitenga, of Manton. “There’s no place for this in our society because there are no health benefits; it can subject women to a lifetime of physical and mental pain. I’m glad to help set the standards we now have in Michigan to make doing this so prohibitive.”Hoitenga’s House Bill 4636 is now Public Act 68 of 2017. It is her first law since taking office in January.The legislation follows a February incident where two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April after allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual has been fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.“Protecting young girls is an issue we can all support,” Hoitenga said. “I am proud to see this legislation as a whole be so well supported in the House and Senate and move so swiftly to the governor’s desk. We all know that Michigan must protect its children and their futures.”#####last_img read more

Orange has made a €75 million equity investment in

first_imgOrange has made a €75 million equity investment in Africa Internet Group and has said its African subsidiaries will strike strategic partnerships with the African company’s subsidiaries across the continent.Africa Internet Group, which is also backed by AXA, Goldman Sachs, MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet, operates 10 online consumer businesses across 23 African countries.Jumia, the group’s original platform, allows businesses to market their products and services online to Africa’s emerging middle class. Other services offered by Africa Internet Group include an e-commerce marketplace (Kaymu), websites offering food delivery (Hellofood) and hotel booking (Jovago), as well as online classified ads for general merchandise (Vendito), real estate (Lamudi), jobs (Everjobs) and vehicles (Carmudi).Orange said it would help Jumia and other websites run by Africa Internet Group to accelerate their growth and seize development opportunities in Africa.“We are particularly pleased to announce our entry into the capital of Africa Internet Group. With this strategic investment, Orange now has the capacity to play a leading role in the fast-growing e-commerce market in Africa. This acquisition is combined with the signature of several important partnership agreements that will create value for all parties,” said Stephane richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange.“In particular, across the twelve countries where we have a common presence, this investment will enable us to significantly develop our ability to market products and services developed by Orange Middle East & Africa over the Internet. This operation, initiated by our corporate investment fund Orange Digital Ventures, is fully aligned with our strategic plan, Essentiels2020, particularly with regards to our ambition to reinvent customer service, develop the digital channels and services offered to customers as well as our ambition to develop our activities in Africa and the Middle East.”last_img read more

Dangerous drink driver arrested after fleeing poli

first_img Dangerous drink driver arrested after fleeing police in Derry while towing caravanDonegal International RallyMolly MalonesNorthland roadPSNI FOYLE Writing on PSNI Foyle’s Facebook page, an officer wrote: “Fast & the Furious 9 this was NOT “Ballyarnett NPT were out in force for the Donegal Rally at the weekend. “We saw this dodgy car with different plates on the car and the caravan and decided to pull it over. “To our absolute shock the car failed to stop and made off at speed. ShareTweet “I don’t know what he thought he was driving but he wasn’t going to get far towing a caravan . “We pursued him down backroads before he jackknifed the car at Molly Malones on Northland Road.“The two occupants fled but were caught by LPT and the driver arrested for Dangerous Driving, Driving whilst Disqualified, No Insurance, Theft, Failing to Stop and Drink Driving.“This was a great catch which was only sullied by the fact that when the suspects ran off a member of the public came over and told us that he had seen the two occupants jump into a taxi and flee the area. “In reality they were actually hiding round the corner and this random guy, who didn’t know them, was lying to us to help them get away. “The suspect ended up being 3 x over the drink drive limit so I hope that dishonest, lying eejit feels really proud of himself.”Dangerous drink driver arrested after fleeing police in Derry while towing caravan was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: HAWK-EYED police on patrol over the Donegal International Rally at the weekend made a spectacular catch.They arrested the driver for drink driving after he fled Ballyarnett NPP in this silver Peugeot 405 estate whilst towing a caravan.He now faces a day in court before the local district judge for not being three times the drink drive limit but also for driving whilst disqualified and dangerous driving to name a few of the offences detected.last_img read more