Southland Gives Back: Lamar

first_imgBEAUMONT, Texas – At Lamar University, student-athletes take pride in giving back to the community not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. “The LU students really got the campus looking fantastic,” a Buckner official said. “Your students are pretty amazing.” LU softball player Kelly Meeuwsen, who serves as president of LU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, continues to increase its involvement in the Golden Triangle. The work will go one long after the presents are unwrapped and the decorations put away. As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Once things got back to normal on the LU campus, the Cardinals turned their sights toward the holidays, starting with the events at Buckner International’s Beaumont campus. LU student-athletes helped decorate Buckner’s buildings, helping to brighten the holidays for the foster children and those transitioning from foster care to independent living. Lamar University athletics has partnered with Buckner for many years to make the holiday better for its residents. Home basketball games in November saw the Cardinals collect non-perishable foods for the Food Bank of Southeast Texas. In October, the LU softball team raised funds for the American Cancer Society at its annual Strike Out Cancer game against Lamar State College-Port Arthur.center_img The Cardinals didn’t stop there. Next up was the Arc of Beaumont’s winter formal, which is for adults 16 and older with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The LU student-athletes helped in whatever way was needed, from serving food and clearing the tables to dancing with the Arc members. “It’s important for our student-athletes to have a positive college experience, and community service feeds into that,” said LU academic specialist Tori Cummings, who helps oversee the community-service projects. “They can use their talents in different ways and build relationships that really benefit themselves, Lamar University, and the Beaumont community. The more student-athletes connect with people outside athletics, the better prepared they are to make meaningful contributions to society during and after their time at Lamar University.” All year long the Cardinals are collecting tabs from soda cans to help support Ronald McDonald house. The semester barely got started before student-athletes from almost every LU team were pitching in various ways to help with the recovery efforts to help those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.last_img read more

PS United meet Pom FC in NSL round 6 opener

first_imgIn the Southern Conference in Port Moresby, Saturday’s games will see Huawei PS Utd FC play FC POM at 12:30pm while PKA Rapatona FC will go head to head with Erema Gulf FC in the main game at 3pm.On Sunday is the showdown between Gigira Laitepo Utd FC and Hekari United FC. The game will be played at 3pm.All three games will played at the Bisini Grounds.For the Northern Conference, all games will be played tomorrow. The Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium will play host to two games.The first is at 12:30pm between Besta PNG United FC and Madang FC. In the the next game at 3pm, Welgris Morobe Utd will challenge Admiralty FC.Goroka Gosiha FC will host Lae City Dwellers FC up at the National Sports Institute in Goroka at 3pm.last_img

Gins can’t relax–Cone

first_imgOnly six of 36 teams in a title series that went 0-2 down have gone on to reverse the outcome, but coach Norman Black said his Bolts are going to take inspiration from one of those teams that made the biggest comeback of all time.“Most of the teams down 0-2 have not won the championship,” Black admitted. “But we saw a team 0-3 down to win the championship. Until they (Gin Kings) win that fourth game, we will go out there fighting.”Black was talking of San Miguel Beer, which rallied against Alaska last season in this same tournament to win the championship by taking the last four games.The Meralco coach is not doubting his players as far as effort is concerned, actually praising them for going all out each game.“These are my players, and I’m sure they are trying their best. They are not performing the way they did in the elimination round, and I am sure [the] Ginebra [defense] has a lot to do with that,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTim Cone has always been a great copy for reporters, dissecting the game, explaining how it was won or lost, etc.There’s also no one better in the PBA in giving out analogies to describe his games, with the close 86-76 Game 2 victory over Meralco in their PBA Governors’ Cup Finals being no exception.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Aid expected to pour in for differently abled athletes Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Black better find a Pacquiao in his players quick, or, in using a boxing term to describe this series many saw to be close and tipped to go deep, this one would most likely not go the distance.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”The analogy came a few minutes later, just after he praised LA Tenorio and the other Kings for a job well done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m just glad it wasn’t Manny Pacquiao who gave us that punch there, otherwise, we wouldn’t have gotten up from it,” he said with a smile, noting that Meralco still has a lot of fight left and the best-of-seven title series is far from over.“They still have many punches to give,” said Cone, coaching in his 31st title series. “We should be careful of that. We won two straight games and it only shows that they can also win two straight to tie this thing up. You can’t be pleased with yourself.” 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Star changes name to Magnolia Hotshots

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ “It’s a challenge for the team because every time we switch names, we always become champions,” said Magnolia team manager Alvin Patrimonio. “It’s an exciting season again with a new logo and a new team name.”Coach Chito Victolero said that the Hotshots are more than ready to live up to the task as they enter the 43rd season of the PBA with high expectations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s a new challenge, not just for me but the whole coaching staff and the players. But we’ll work hard so that we could improve our team,” he said.The Hotshots are coming off a successful season where the team reached the semifinals in all three conferences. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonThe Star Hotshots is now the Magnolia Hotshots.The Purefoods management announced the news on Monday in a press conference at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Game 1 hero Go deflects credit to Ravena, Eagles Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Magnolia last trotted out a team in the PBA back in 2008, where the now-San Miguel Beermen played under the name of Magnolia Beverage Masters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates PLAY LIST 10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates11:41Typhoon Ursula makes landfall over Eastern Samar00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Jimmy Alapag excited to help San Miguel in whatever capacity

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s funny seeing the growth of June Mar from when were together back in 2013,” said Alapag. “That was just the start of what we all see now of June Mar being the most dominant player in the PBA.”“He’s obviously one of the greatest to ever play in the league, so to get an opportunity at this early stage of my coaching career, to get a chance to work with him with the rest of the guys. I’m excited.”With his new job, Alapag and the coaching staff led by coach Leo Austria will have to ensure that Romeo’s arrival won’t disrupt the dynamic San Miguel built over the past few seasons that saw the Beermen win six of the possible 12 titles from 2014 to 2018.“I hope it doesn’t hurt the dynamic at all, I think with Terrence, obviously, it’s another incredible weapon that San Miguel has,” said Alapag.“It’ll be up to the guys and coach Leo [Austria] and the rest of the staff, myself included, to just try and hopefully fast track his [Romeo] chemistry being with these guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Romeo’s addition to the Beermen will make their backcourt of Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross that more dangerous, but the signing of Alapag—a champion coach with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League—will no doubt make San Miguel even more lethal.“You never know what’s gonna happen, what lies in the future. I thank them for the opportunity. Like I told everyone, I’m here to help, that’s my main focus,” said Alapag, who played for most his career with teams in SMC’s rival MVP group. “I’m just here to help in whatever capacity they need me to.”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 ChrissIn San Miguel, he will be coaching players he used to share the floor with during his days as one of PBA’s best point guards and he’s excited to work with them, especially reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, in a different capacity.Fajardo and Alapag were once teammates with the national team that competed in the 2013 Fiba Asian Championship, where the Philippines finished second, and in the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup. New coaching staff member Jimmy Alapag along with San Miguel head coach Leo Austria.MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel had an offseason to remember as it beefed up not just its roster with the addition of the polarizing Terrence Romeo but also with the signing of Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag to the coaching staff.Alapag’s arrival at the San Miguel camp clearly came out of left field after he made a surprise appearance at the team’s Thursday practice at Acropolis Clubhouse.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. International stars leaving mark on NBA MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Linden loggers, LM&TC strike 25% deal

first_imgReactivation of Kara Kara toll boothDuring a consultation on the reactivation of the Kara Kara toll booth last week, a deal was struck between members of the Logger’s Association in Linden and the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) for registered loggers to pay 25 per cent of the total accumulative cost for trips made on a monthly basis.The loggers, once registered, will only be required to pay based on the number of trips they make while carrying logs past the toll point at Kara Kara, Mackenzie. In the past, the loggers were required to pay each time they passed the toll point.During the consultation, loggers registered their concerns over the hardships they were presently facing, and made requests for concessions during the start- up phase of the reactivation. The municipality initially proposed a payment of 50 per cent of the accumulated rate; however, the loggers disagreed, and suggested 30 per cent instead. Both parties eventually settled at 25 per cent.At the conclusion of the consultation, Mayor Carwyn Holland said that owing to the many hardships facing the loggers and the fact that they already pay taxes, the concession was granted. He also advised those businesses to ensure that they were registered in order to take advantage of the rate.“So, let’s say, the (monthly) rate, according to the toll point is $7000, they’ll be required to pay 25 per cent of that cost. This is (for) the Linden-based loggers with the logs…Once they pass with the trucks and with the items as is in the schedule. They have to bring in their registration to be on the registered list of operators…They can come in to the Council and get registered. Once you’re registered in Linden, you get the 25 per cent deal, (this is) to help the Linden businesses to pick up. The agreement between us and the loggers is to have this for one year and then it would be reassessed, to see whether we’re going to take it off or whatever,” Holland explained.The Mayor reminded that tolls would not be required for vehicles which were not carrying logs. The loggers and LM&TC are yet to arrive at a toll amount, which loggers would be required to pay. With the reactivation of the Kara Kara toll booth in the pipeline, the municipality has hosted a number of consultations with the community’s stakeholders.last_img read more

Seahawks rally in 9th to upend Vikings

first_imgA two-run double by Eric Naefke capped a five-run rally in the ninth inning and L.A. Harbor defeated Long Beach City College, 11-7, in a the South Coast Conference baseball opener Tuesday at Joe Hicks Memorial Field. Naefke finished 4 for 5 with a pair of RBI for the Seahawks, who improved to 8-9 overall, 1-0 in the SCC. Women’s golf Junior Kay Hoey shot an even-par 72 to capture the individual medalist honor with a 2-over-par 146 to lead Long Beach State to a fourth-place finish at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational on Tuesday at the Copper River Country Club. Men’s golf CS Dominguez Hills Zach Jones shot a 5-over 77 over the final 18 holes to finish tied for 32nd at the Cal State Bakersfield Poor Boy Invitational. The Toros as a team edged Montana State-Billings, for 15th place. Sophomore Josh Williams started on the mound for the Vikings (7-11, 0-1), allowed six runs, just two of which were earned. The Vikings return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday when they host Pasadena City College. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DRL track finals moved to Friday

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 8:10 a.m. The Del Rio League track and field finals, orginially scheduled to be held today, have been moved to Friday at Downey High School. They will begin at 3 p.m. A league spokesperson said the reason for the change that was made “about” two weeks ago, was due to a facilities conflict at Whittier College, the site of the event in recent years.last_img

Council OKs $6.8 billion budget

first_imgFacing a tough budget year, the Los Angeles City Council approved Monday a $6.8 billion budget that again boosts the ranks of the LAPD, while holding the line or providing modest increases in other city services. Even as council members congratulated themselves on passing a fiscally conservative spending plan, city budget officials warned that Los Angeles could face dramatic funding cuts in the coming year. “As we look at this year and future years, there’s a lot of fiscal uncertainty,” said Councilman Bernard Parks, who chairs the council’s budget and finance committee. There’s slowing revenue growth and a backlog of infrastructure projects, Parks said. “We also know there is rising health care, pension issues, workers compensation, and some unprecedented legal issues that we’ll be confronted. All of them could cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.” Indeed, Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller said his staff will begin to develop backup plans in case the city loses up to $260 million in utility users taxes that are being challenged in court. And Parks said the city would have to consider cutting personnel and programs, if those funds are lost. In the face of potential budget troubles, city leaders voted to place more money in the reserve fund, increasing the savings account to $201 million – the largest it has even been, officials said. In addition, the council supported Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposal to raise fees for brush clearance, ambulance service and planning, police and street services permits. And the council moved up implementation of a $26 trash-collection fee – from Jan. 1, 2008, to this September – in order to significantly increase funding for the Los Angeles Police Department to hire 780 officers this year. “We’ve known we’ve seen choppy waters in the fiscal environment of late and we have put aside the necessary funding to make sure Los Angeles remains the strongest big city in America fiscally,” Council President Eric Garcetti said of the city spending plan. The budget approved Monday includes: $2 million to help with the restoration of Griffith Park after a recent wildfire. $10 million to hire 250 new Fire Department recruits. $280,000 to complete several community plans. In addition, the council increased funding for sidewalk repair by $4 million and tree trimming by $1 million after those budgets were cut by the mayor. Council members also voted to provide $1.3 million for 1,250 new Tasers for LAPD officers, and they restored $1.75 million for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo to hire gang prosecutors, school safety specialists and other positions. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal were NEVER in for Khedira, insists Wenger, as he rules out signing Real star

first_img Sami Khedira 1 Arsene Wenger insists he has never had any interest in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.The German World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.At one stage in July, reports in Spain claimed the Gunners had all but finalised a £25million deal for the 27-year-old.But Wenger says, with Jack Wilshere back fit and an array of midfield options at his disposal, he does not need Khedira.The Frenchman commented: “I don’t know who has put Khedira on the market – is it his agent or the press?“We were never close to signing him. Jack Wilshere is back fit and in midfield we have offensive midfielders and quite a few box-to-box players.”Wenger may not be in for Khedira, but he is ‘open’ to making more signings this summer.The Frenchman has been active in the transfer market so far, splashing out to bring in the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers.“We still have three and a half weeks before the transfer market closes,” he said.“I am open to it but Joel Campbell has come back plus the addition of the four players we have already bought.“We have not lost players until now so we have a big squad at the moment.”last_img read more