2 injured in road crash

first_imgAccording to police investigation, Vastorand Pelagio were navigating the road when a motorcycle driven by Azer Lupines, 23,of Bingawan hit them. Vastor and Pelagio fell off their motorcycle. both sustained bruises after the crash. They received treatment at the CalinogDistrict Hospital. Lyod Vincent Vastor, 18, of BarangayCairo, Bingawan and Mamerta Pelagio, 68, of Barangay Aagba-o center_img Lupines, meanwhile, was unharmed. He wasbrought to the Bingawan police station, where he was detained./PN ILOILO City – The motorcycle they wereriding crashed against another in Barangay Agba-o, Bingawan, Iloilo.last_img read more

Luke Walton ‘thrilled’ for growth Lakers can make in offseason

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Despite the Lakers’ season ending on a high note, the NBA playoffs will for a fifth year manage to occur without the 16-time champions’ participation. And as much as that frustrates second-year head coach Luke Walton, there is a purple-and-gold lining.“I’m thrilled about the offseason,” Walton said. “The offseason was huge for us last year. It’s sad that the season’s coming to an end, it’s a group of guys I really liked working with … but I’m thrilled to get back in the gym.”The Lakers will take a month off before players will begin showing up at the team’s El Segundo headquarters again. Last summer, players such as Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr., now with the  Cleveland Cavaliers, transformed their bodies in the weight room and arrived at training camp with significant enhancements to their games.This year, there is the added element of free agency, with a blend of urgency and optimism that has been uncommon during the Lakers’ period of rebuilding. Does he think James would like playing for Walton, too?The veteran forward double checked that he could not be held liable for tampering, then answered: “I think any superstar would like to play for Luke. He’s a players’ coach. … You’re looking for a culture. You’re looking for a guy that’s intense and wants to win now. I think his system is open for learning and growth and you’ve seen the growth in these guys this year.”Frye was among a small group of veterans who held exit interviews with Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka earlier this week and made their final remarks to the media prior to Wednesday’s finale. Those players were Frye, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Luol Deng, although Deng, who only appeared in the season opener, was not made available to media.With his own free agency forthcoming, Frye said he has a good feel for the Lakers, despite only appearing in nine games with L.A. after missing a month following an appendectomy in February. He said he would be interested“I want to allow them to make the right decisions with bigger-name guys,” Frye said. “I’m a pretty dang good backup, emergency, break-the-glass type guy.”After spending most of his career playing for Western Conference rivals like Portland and Phoenix, Frye said, “There’s a sense of style, a sense of pride when you put this Lakers uniform on that I used to not like. But it’s growing on me.”BACK ON TRACKCaldwell-Pope acknowledged that the legal issue that limited him from traveling outside of California in December and January and forced him to miss four games, affected him “a lot” in his first season with the Lakers.“I couldn’t see my family like I wanted to,” he said. “It also affected me on the court. … That was mostly on my mind, getting through that situation. That’s what kind of took my mind off basketball.”Caldwell-Pope was sentenced to 25 days in a work-release facility in Seal Beach after violating his probation following a DUI arrest in Michigan last spring.He averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds after signing a one-year, $18 million contract with the Lakers last summer and started all 73 of the games in which he played. But once he was able to return home in January, his performance improved and he shot better than 42 percent from 3-point range.“I felt a release,” he said. “So that just really made me get back focus on just basketball and just playing freely and not worrying about anything else.”Another of the Lakers’ free agents, Caldwell-Pope said he is seeking for a multi-year deal for stability for his family.“I’m looking for a long-term (contract),” he said, “but whatever fits my suit and whatever me and my agent come up with and what we decide is going to be in my interest and my family’s.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe organization believes it has a legitimate chance to land one max-contract superstar, if not two. Walton said last week that even if the Lakers do not attract an elite player such as LeBron James or Paul George – he did not mention them by name, for that would be tampering – he believes the team will develop their own superstars from within.As for the playoffs, the Lakers are likely out of excuses. On March 13, the Lakers were just five games under .500 (31-36), and if not for a spate of late-season injuries, they might have remained closer to that mark.“That’s our goal is to get back there,” Walton said. “That’s where we think this organization belongs. We weren’t ready to make that jump this year. That’s unfortunate, but there are still a lot of very positive things that we did this year and a lot of learning that we did that’s ultimately going to help us get back in that top eight seeds.”FRYE AGENCYIt’s no secret that Channing Frye is a fan of Walton, his old college teammate, as a head coach. But he was also a teammate of LeBron James until February, when he was traded to the Lakers.last_img read more

ADVANCED COACHING AND REFEREEING WORKSHOP OFFERED

first_imgQueensland Touch will be hosting an Advanced Coaching and Refereeing Workshop for all interested affiliated members on 8-9 December 2006 at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre (QSAC) in Brisbane. An impressive array of presenters from across the Queensland Sporting spectrum have been assembled to discuss advanced coaching and refereeing topics across a range of disciplines.Headlining the guest presenters are Master sports psychologist Phil Jauncey, Former Australian Hockeyroos Captain and Elite Coach Debbie Bowman-Sullivan OAM, and Exercise Physiologist Chris Weier, who will address topics in their chosen fields of endeavour.National Touch Football Game Development Manager Colm Maguire, National Coaching Director Dennis Coffee, and Australian Touch Association Hall of Fame member and current Queensland Coaching Advisory Committee Member Peter Mc Niven will also present topics on High performance and contemporary Coaching methods and standards.The High Performance Refereeing section will be presented by esteemed refereeing identities Glenn Richardson, Ray Grieshaber, Jenny Madders, and Keith Steele. The day and a half workshop will commence at 6.00pm Friday 8 November until 9.00pm. The workshop will recommence at 8.30am Saturday and conclude at 3.30pm.The cost of the Workshop is $ 25.00 and includes lunch, morning tea and the opportunity to gain insights and share and exchange ideas with  some of Queensland’s most well credentialled coaches, officials,  and industry professionals.For more information see the flyers attached and to register contact Member Services Officer Gary Madders at Queensland Touch on 07) 34204646 or e-mail [email protected] Filesa_high_performance_coaching_workshop-docadvanced__coaching_workshop_poster-doclast_img read more

23 days ago​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrier

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrierby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicholas Pepe admits that he is experiencing some struggles after his summer move from France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrier to his acclimatization.”The only thing I have to do is to continue to work hard because it is obvious the level here is higher,” the 24-year-old said to reporters. “The language is different. It’s a new league. For sure everything is different for me. I must adapt quickly but I’m confident it’s gonna happen soon.” last_img read more

22 days agoArsenal boss Emery admits Ozil didn’t deserve starting place

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery admits Ozil didn’t deserve starting placeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery admits Mesut Ozil didn’t deserve a place in his starting XI last night.Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was again left out of the matchday squad as Gabriel Martinelli hit a brace in the 4-0 Europa League victory over Standard Liege.”I am thinking every time to decide the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and to help us,” Emery replied when asked about Ozil’s omission.”When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more.”He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match, and we are going to decide the same.”Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth, and we want to carry on our same way in each match.” last_img read more

Cardale Jones Is Never Going To Stop Trolling Joakim Noah

first_imgOhio State's Cardale Jones celebrates after throwing a touchdown.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after throwing a 47 yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith #9 in the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)When Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah mouthed off about the SEC to Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, he probably didn’t expect a feud like this. Cardale Jones has already joked about fighting and boxing against the former Florida Gator, and he continues to tweet at Noah during every game in the Bulls’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls lost tonight’s game five 106-101 to go down three games to two in the Eastern Conference semifinal, and Jones was all over Noah once again.I see the Bulls wanna start some mess while 12 ain’t there, yall lucky— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015LETS GO CAVSSSSSSS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015GET UP CHUMP!— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just double team D Rose, @JoakimNoah is self checked, he’s not a factor on offense— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ain’t nobody hating on Noah I just don’t like the bum, Butler, Rose, Gasol, & the rest of the Bulls, mess with yall just not this series— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015CLEVELANDDDDDDDD— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015great pass @JoakimNoah— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Let Noah shoot the 3— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Ayyyyyyyyyy Lets Go Cavs— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Just in case @JoakimNoah don’t know 3-2…… CAVS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015Don’t insult Cardale Jones if you value your Twitter mentions. He doesn’t let people live anything down, apparently.last_img read more

Pikes plastic plight Alberta man frees fish cinched in two by bottle

first_imgCALGARY – Adam Turnbull has been catching fish in the South Saskatchewan River for 17 years and had never seen anything like it.Turnbull, 28, was reeling in a northern pike near his home in Medicine Hat, Alta., last weekend and immediately realized something wasn’t quite right.“When I first saw the fish in the water, I thought maybe it had been attacked by another pike or a walleye … until I actually picked the fish out of the water and noticed the plastic,” Turnbull said Wednesday in a phone interview.The plastic was a sports drink wrapper that had nearly cinched the pike in two in the middle of its body.“I was surprised he was able to survive like that with how big of a wound that was. It was at least three-quarters of an inch deep all the way around,” said Turnbull, who added he was angry at what the fish must have gone through.“People would think it’s a small, tiny little wrapper. What’s it going to do if I chuck it on the ground? Well, there’s your proof of what it does. I’ve never seen it first-hand myself so I was shocked,” he said.“I definitely did feel sorry for it. When I picked it up, I felt horrible for the fish. To see it obviously in pain was pretty sad.”Turnbull said the plastic belt around the fish didn’t seem that tight and he was able to cut it off with a pair of scissors. He said it didn’t dawn on him to keep the fish.“It never even crossed my mind to kill it, because if it survived this long with it, why wouldn’t it survive without it?“It definitely had some life. As soon as I put it in the water after getting the wrapper off, it darted out of my hand and it didn’t even have a weird kick to its tail. It swam normally.”A conservation specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association said the pike’s plight isn’t uncommon.Joanna Skrajny said it shows what kind of an effect something as simple as a plastic wrapper can have on nature.“It seems to be getting more and more common. There are cases where nesting birds have so much plastic in their stomachs that they are unable to eat,” she said.Skrajny isn’t sure about the pike’s survival chances, but doesn’t blame Turnbull for letting it go.“The longer a fish is out of water the lower the chance of survival, but it makes you feel good that someone did the right thing.”Turnbull took to social media to express his outrage and share the photos of the fish.“Pick up your garbage. This is a … wrapper which takes up no room in your pocket until you get to a garbage can. Please share!”“I’m happy it’s raising as much awareness,” he said.“I’m glad a lot of people are able to see this is what your trash does. If it helps some people pick up some extra garbage, then, hey, I’m happy.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Sidewalk Labs unveils draft data and privacy plans for hightech Toronto project

first_imgTORONTO – Sidewalks Labs has submitted a draft proposal detailing how it will handle data and privacy issues stemming from a high-tech community it hopes to build in Toronto.The Alphabet Inc.-backed organization said in the proposal released Monday that Sidewalk Labs does not plan on owning data the company gathers in public places.Instead, it’s proposing that an independent organization called the Civic Data Trust will control the data, set the rules around its use and make it open and accessible to people while offering privacy protection.“The Civic Data Trust would be guided by a charter ensuring that urban data is collected and used in a way that is beneficial to the community, protects privacy, and spurs innovation and investment,” said Alyssa Harvey Dawson, head of data governance at Sidewalk Labs in a blog post.Anyone wanting to collect and access the data will have to seek approval from the Trust, and Sidewalk Labs will not receive any special status or rights, she said.The goal is to allow the publicly gathered data to eventually be available for free to help with future urban designs and improvements.“We believe that, as a default matter, de-identified urban data should be made freely and publicly available,” said Dawson.The Trust would govern data collected without consent, such as pedestrian counters and street-facing cameras, though it would be wiped of personal information. Data collected with consent, however, such as through websites and mobile apps, wouldn’t be subject to control of the Trust.Some critics of the data collection have raised concerns about it being stored in other countries, but Sidewalk Labs has rejected calls to keep storage local.“Data localization presents a number of challenges, including that it runs counter to the way information travels across the internet and creates higher barriers to entry for startups,” said Dawson.Instead, legal protection can be best achieved through contractual requirements and technical mechanisms, she said.Sidewalk Labs’ proposal will next head to Waterfront Toronto and the public to review and incorporate into the draft master plan for that project that they are due to release next year.Since the project was announced, it has been marred with concerns around privacy and how data will be collected, kept, accessed and protected.last_img read more

Mail service halted in Ottawa as Commons looks to take up backtowork

first_imgOTTAWA — Striking Canada Post workers are shutting down the mail in Ottawa today as the House of Commons takes up legislation that would force them back to work.The capital, as well as smaller towns in Ontario and British Columbia, and Sherbrooke, Que., are all being targeted by rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have held rotating walkouts for a month, causing massive backlogs of unsorted mail and packages at postal depots.On Thursday, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled a bill to end mail disruptions across the country but debate on it was held back to give a special mediator time to settle the dispute.Hajdu said the Liberal government brought forward the legislation after exhausting every option, adding it has a responsibility to all Canadians and businesses that drive the economy.Canada Post says it could take weeks — even stretching into 2019 — to clear the backlog that has built up, especially at major sorting centres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Alberta passes bill that could cut oil to BC in Trans Mountain

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. –  Alberta has passed landmark legislation giving it sweeping power to intervene in oil and gas exports that could result in punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.Premier Rachel Notley won’t say when and how the power will be used, but said she won’t wait long.“Alberta will be equipped with new tools to assert our rights to control the flow of our resources to British Columbia,” Notley said Wednesday prior to Bill 12 passing third and final reading. “Albertans, British Columbians and all Canadians should understand that if the path forward for the pipeline through B.C. is not settled soon, I’m ready and prepared to turn off the taps.”The bill would give Alberta the power to intervene in the energy market, to decide how much fuel is sent and by what means, be it by rail or pipeline.B.C. Premier John Horgan called the Alberta law provocative.“Instead of asking how can we work together on this, they took aggressive action,” he said in Chilliwack, B.C.B.C. Attorney General David Eby, in a letter, said legislation designed to inflict harm on another province violates the constitution.He urged Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley to first run the bill past the courts to confirm its legality. “In the absence of such a commitment, I intend to instruct counsel to bring an action challenging its constitutional validity in the courts of Alberta,” said Eby.“Bill 12 is a step back towards trying to resolve differences through threats of economic harm.”Cutting oil flow to B.C. is expected to cause price spikes in gas at the pumps along with other related fuel fees.But Notley said it’s justified legislation, given that Alberta is losing billions of dollars due to transportation bottlenecks and the fact that B.C. is frustrating the federally approved Trans Mountain project.center_img “With pipeline capacity stretched to the limit, Albertans have the right to choose how our energy is shipped,” said Notley.“Alberta has the right to act in the public interest.”The Trans Mountain expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the B.C. coast.Notley said Alberta oil sells at a discount because of tight pipeline capacity and because most of it goes to the United States. A better price could be fetched on overseas markets.The $7.4-billion project was approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government in 2016, but since then has been hamstrung by permit delays and court challenges in B.C.Horgan has said his government remains concerned about the effects of spills on the inland waterways and coastline.The pipeline owner, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, has scaled back spending on the line and has given Trudeau’s government until May 31 to show that there is a way to complete it.The Alberta and federal governments have committed to backstopping the project with public dollars if that’s what it takes to make sure it’s completed.Earlier Wednesday, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said those talks continue. He said if Kinder Morgan wants to abandon the expansion, there are plenty of other investors willing to step up.Notley’s bill echoes similar legislation passed in Alberta a generation ago in the early 1980s in a dispute with Ottawa over oil ownership and pricing.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more