ONE: Belingon looks to make history for PH with bantamweight belt

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team If Nguyen is looking to add the interim ONE Championship bantamweight belt to his already stacked resume, Belingon is carrying a country’s hopes.Belingon (18-5) has a chance to make the Philippines the most prolific country in ONE history if he wins the interim bantamweight title making and him the fifth Filipino to hold gold in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The main goal for Filipino martial arts athletes like me is to bring pride, honor, and glory to out country,” said Belingon who will face Nguyen on July 27 at Mall of Asia arena in the ONE: Reign of Kings card.“This match against Martin on July 27 is another opportunity to hoist the Philippine flag aloft on the world stage of this beautiful sport.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Kevin Belingon’s upcoming fight against Martin Nguyen is not just for a piece of a gold-plated leather strap with both fighters are fighting for a place in history.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Belingon could join Team Lakay teammates Honorio Banario, Eduard Folayang, and Geje Eustaquio to hold ONE Championship titles.Banario became inaugural featherweight champion when he beat compatriot Eric Kelly in 2013.Folayang then became the lightweight champion when he stunned Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in 2016.Eustaquio was first an interim flyweight champion in January this year when he scored a unanimous decision win over Kairat Akhmetov and then unified the belts when beat Adriano Moraes in June via split decision.ONE World heavyweight champion Brandon Vera, the only Filipino title-holder outside of Team Lakay, took the belt in 2015 when he knocked out Paul Cheng in 26 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Becoming the champion has been my goal since my career started, it’s a lifelong dream for me,” said Belingon who’s riding a five-fight winning streak. “I need to win my next bout to turn my dream into reality.”“This is going to be a very exciting match, to take on an elite like Martin, it will only be good for my experience. I look forward to testing my skills against him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs View commentslast_img read more

New stalls swarmed with vagrants as opening delayed

first_imgStabroek wharf vendors Newly constructed arcades to facilitate vending at the Route 42 Bus Park have now caused some persons to seek alternatives to have their businesses fully functional again.While most of the structures are completed, many vendors are dissatisfied since they were unable to ply their trade during the holiday season since they were not given the approval to open the stalls. Initially they were told that stalls would be opened by December 15. However, failed coordination from City hall has extended the waiting time for some more weeks.While most persons are on the verge of completing their construction, one of the main concerns is the number of vagrants who line the area, and some who are taking the liberty of spending their nights in the structures which are yet to be completed.Muneshwar Samad explained to Guyana Times on Saturday that persons have reported valuables being lost when the area is left unattended.“We never had this problem at first… Now, every day somebody coming and they sleeping in the stalls. Some brining garbage and all kinda things. I finish my own like a week now but we still waiting on other people.”He added, “Tools that we use to build the stand missing for many people. For me was some wood that had to finish off the roofing.”He foresees that these structures will not be opened for them to vend for a while, since all are supposed to be completed before this can be done.“Everybody was supposed to get they stall ready by the 15th [December]. City Hall give them four week to do it but nobody checking and telling we if we could open.”Along with him, another merchant by the name of Jasmattie (only name given) informed, “Up to now I ain’t see nothing yet. I had to hurry ‘cause I said they might come and tell you you got to start.”She noted that they were not required to make any payments as yet but the amount was already established.“They say they give you from the time you get the place to four weeks and within four weeks, I got to done make the stand. From the time I start selling, they give you six weeks and then you start paying,” said the woman.Garbage continues to remain an issue since collection will be done when sales resume.There is the smaller size, measuring five feet by eight feet with a height of 13 feet, which is set a cost of $3,400 per month. The standard size, measuring 10 feet by eight feet with a height of 13 feet is priced at $6,800 per month.As it relates to payment, some persons have complained that they were informed of a $10,000 fee which was to be paid to the Council. While only some were briefed about this “arrangement”, others are under the impression that it is not a standard agreement.last_img read more

Results from the 2010 High on Ice Festival

first_imgPeople’s Choice WinnerAaron and Sarah Costic “Olympic Flame”Media’s Choice WinnerAaron and Sarah Costic “Olympic Flame”Single Block Winners1st place – Aaron Costic “Flight”2nd place – Christopher Huessy “Aglow”3rd place – Chan Kitburi “Above Zero”Amateur Ice Carving Competition Winners1st place – “Helping Hands” – Sonja Butts, Myles Butts, and Julie Foster2nd place – “Revive the Spirit”- Kaspar Michel and Grace Okada3rd place – “Spirit Tower” – Andrew and Charity Blaney4th place – Joie de Vivre -“Blissful” – Suzon Anne Tremblay, Laurie Petrucci, and Darcy DanczakSnow Carving Competition Winners1st place – Les Joyeux Luzons “Bozo” – Suzon Anne Tremblay, Balbir Westaway, andNoel Westaway2nd place – Snow Mania “Slip and Slide” – Emily Goodman and Adam Greenwood3rd place – “True Northern Olympian” – Sandra Chappel and Kyler ForresterAdvertisement Mayor’s Challenge1st place – Chetwynd – “Sumi On Speed Skates” – Evan Saugstad and Russ Wilkinson2nd place – Fort St. John – “Spirit Within Our Hearts” – Bruce Lantz, Lori Ackerman, Trevor Bolin, Bruce Christensen, Don Irwin, and Larry Evans3rd place – Hudson’s Hope – “Spirit of the Peace” – Daryl Johnson and Lori JohnsonMedia Challenge1st place – Astral Media “The Music Within” – Jay Terrence, Christina Hogarth, KathyMueller, and Beth Morrison2nd place – Justin Saunders “The Sculpture That is Going to Kick Georges’ A$$” 3rd place – Moose FM “Denny Moosison” – Christine Rumleskie and Adam Reaburn Professional Team Ice Carving WinnersAbstract Winners1st place – Aaron and Sarah Costic “Olympic Flame” – Advertisement –2nd place – Illya Filimontsev and Alexey Shchitov “Knight On Ice”3rd place – Christopher and Dennise Heussey “Spiritual Release”Realistic Winners1st place – Dean Murray and Chan Kitburi “Heaven and Earth”Advertisementcenter_img 2nd place – Jesse Forrester and David Ducharme “Dream Catcher”3rd place – Don Long and Stephen Chung “Phases of the Moon”4th place – Sandis Kondrats and Sue McGrew “Take Flight”5th place – Tom Pitt and Larry MacFarlane “The Celebration”Advertisementlast_img read more

Top-ranked Duke rolls over Clemson

first_imgJ.J. Redick scored 34 points and Shelden Williams added 17 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 Duke beat Clemson for the 19th straight time, 87-77 on Saturday. The Blue Devils (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off to their best start since the 1992 NCAA champions opened 17-0. Duke hasn’t lost to the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) since 1997, but it took just about everything Redick had to keep the streak going. The Blue Devils let an 11-point lead slip to 76-71 after Akin Akingbala’s short jumper with 1:56 left. But Redick dribbled up the court and found a wide-open Sean Dockery for a layup and Clemson could not get any closer. Vernon Hamilton led Clemson with a career-high 31 points. No. 4 Connecticut 74, Georgetown 67 : Hilton Armstrong had 19 points His sixth straight game scoring in double figures and six blocked shots for the Huskies. No. 7 Illinois 79, Michigan 74 : Dee Brown scored 26 points and James Augustine added 23 as the Illini withstood a second-half charge from the Wolverines. No. 15 Boston College 90, Florida St. 87 : Craig Smith had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Eagles to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference victory despite a career-high 37 points from Al Thornton of the Seminoles. No. 16 West Virginia 104, Marquette 85 : Mike Gansey scored a career-high 33 points despite hurting an ankle and Kevin Pittsnogle had 30 as the Mountaineers broke its own Big East record with 20 3-pointers. No. 17 George Washington 82, Saint Joseph’s 70 : Carl Elliott scored a career-high 20 points and the Colonials held the Hawk’s scoreless for nearly six minutes in the first half. No. 18 N.C. State 87, Georgia Tech 78 : Cameron Bennerman had 16 points and four of his teammates added 14 for the Wolfpack, which is off to its best start since the Jim Valvano era. Miami 81, No. 20 North Carolina 70 : Guillermo Diaz scored 24 points including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:37 left to help the Hurricanes to its first win ever in Chapel Hill. No. 21 Wisconsin 68, Northwestern 52 : Alando Tucker had 20 points and seven rebounds and the Badgers remained the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play. No. 22 Oklahoma 45, Texas A&M 44 : Terrell Everett hit a 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds left and the Sooners avoided an 0-3 start in the Big 12. Oregon 73, No. 24 Arizona 68 : Malik Hairston scored 23 points to lead the Ducks as the Wildcats were swept on the Oregon trip for the first time since 2000. Syracuse 77, No. 25 Cincinnati 58 : Gerry McNamara scored 29 points and Demetris Nichols added 16 to help the Orange win its 12th straight. Nichols’ 3-pointer at the buzzer tied it at 34 at halftime. He made three jumpers in a 10-point run that put Syracuse up 44-37. Women No. 2 Duke 66, No. 22 Boston College 52 : Monique Curry scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half to lift the Blue Devils to the win. Duke (16-0, 5-0 ACC) missed 20 of their first 25 shots and finished with their lowest scoring total this season. Kindyll Dorsey led the Eagles (12-5, 0-3) with 20 points. She made four of nine 3-pointers. Brooke Queenan added 11 points for Boston College, which fell to 1-5 against Top 25 teams. No. 7 Connecticut 70, St. John’s 53 : Charde Houston scored 16 points and Barbara Turner added 14 to help the Huskies hold on for the victory. Connecticut (15-2, 5-0 Big East) leaned on Houston late after the Red Storm rallied from 11 points down to get within a point with 11:11 left. Houston dominated inside with eight straight points in a 17-2 run to close out the game. No. 10 Rutgers 63, Seton Hall 41: Michelle Campbell scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half to lead the Knights over the Pirates. No. 11 DePaul 84, Villanova 75 : Khara Smith led the Blue Demons with 24 points and 14 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. No. 14 Stanford 87, California 75 : Candice Wiggins made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 33 points, leading the Cardinal to their fifth straight win. No. 15 Arizona St. 69, Oregon St. 51 : Freshman Kirsten Thompson had 15 points and eight rebounds and the Sun Devils pulled away to win its second straight. No. 16 Oklahoma 85, Oklahoma St. 51 : Oklahoma matched its season-high with 13 3-pointers in a romp over the Cowboys. No. 18 New Mexico 62, Wyoming 39 : Dionne Marsh scored 13 points and Abbie Letz and Brandi Kimble each added 10 to lead the Lobos. Louisville 61, No. 20 Notre Dame 51 : Jazz Covington led the Cardinals with 21 points and 10 rebounds, handing the Fighting Irish their fourth loss in five games. Texas 63, No. 24 Missouri 54 : Ashley Lindsey had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Longhorns rallied to get the win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita No. 2 Florida 69, Auburn 57 : Taurean Green scored 21 points, including six free throws over the final 5:25, and Al Horford added 14 to help the Gators (16-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) extend the best start and longest winning streak in school history. Green, a sophomore point guard, finished 12-of-12 from the free throw line, made three 3-pointers and led Florida in scoring for the second consecutive game. Chris Richard had a dunk, a turnaround jumper in the lane, a free throw and a layup in Florida’s 10-0 run that turned a 49-47 lead into a 12-point advantage. No. 5 Memphis 73, SMU 53 : Joey Dorsey scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and the Tigers opened the game with an 18-2 run. Memphis (15-2, 2-0 Conference USA) has won four straight since a 69-58 loss to No. 8 Texas on Jan. 2. No. 6 Gonzaga 102, Pepperdine 73 : J.P. Batista scored with 27 points on 13-of-14 shooting and Adam Morrison had 31 points to lead the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-0 WCC) over Pepperdine. No. 8 Texas 58, No. 3 Villanova 55 : LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and the Longhorns smothered the Wildcats with its best defensive game of the year. last_img read more

GARDA FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY ON TAXI MAN WHO DROVE OFF WITH OFFICER TRAPPED IN WINDOW

first_imgJudge Paul KellyA  judge has warned a taxi driver who assaulted a Garda after being challenged for being on a disabled car parking space that he may send him to jail.Ghanian-born Benson Oseghe, 32, from Glentaine Manor, Letterkenny had denied separate charges in a trial before Judge Paul Kelly. Both sets of charges involved Oseghe touting for fares at or near Letterkenny bus station.He has previous convictions for assault and failing to have a PSV license.In the first incident, Garda Paul McGee found Oseghe parked on a double yellow line close to the bus station for several minutes on November 23, 2011.When he challenged Oseghe about this, the taxi driver claimed he had stopped to let people cross at a zebra crossing and had only been there for a few seconds.He sat in the dock, claiming he had shown Garda McGee a receipt for a fare he had just left off, but Garda McGee said the claim was simply not true.The much more serious incident followed however six months later on May 31 last year.Garda Damien Mulkearns was on patrol in an unmarked car and observed Oseghe parked in a disabled bay beside the bus station.Garda Mulkearns told Letterkenny District Court that when he approached Oseghe to challenge him, the taxi driver attempted to drive off.As the Garda reached through the window of the vehicle, Oseghe closed the window and drove off, dragging the Garda with him.A member of the public had to go his aid and when Oseghe tried to resist again, Gda Mulkearns was forced to use pepper spray to incapacitate the driver.The Garda was eventually able to handcuff him.Oseghe gave a different account of events; however the entire incident was caught on CCTV at the bus station and this clearly showed the events set out in Garda Mulkearns statements to the court.Judge Paul Kelly viewed the incident in court, and convicting Oseghe on all charges told him that the “evidence was clear from the video footage.”He convicted the defendant of a Section 3 assault of a Garda and dangerous driving.The judge went on: “Some taxi drivers believe the law doesn’t apply to them because they have signs on their cars.”He said the defendant had been “obstructive and evasive” and had invented “fantasy” excuses for his behaviour and taxi drivers had no right to park on either double yellow lines or in disabled parking spaces.“The way he has met this case, I’m very tempted to impose a custodial sentence,” said Judge Kelly.He agreed with defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher to adjourn the sentencing until July 18 for a probation report.GARDA FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY ON TAXI MAN WHO DROVE OFF WITH OFFICER TRAPPED IN WINDOW was last modified: May 18th, 2013 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

Small Schools: Rio Hondo Prep faces tough title defense

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Panthers also have Brendan Hirschmann back at tailback, and an experienced wide receiver in Jake Schorr. “Sherman had a great summer in the 7-on-7 passing league,” McGrail said. “He took his lumps last year, but he’s really matured in leading our offense. “I’m happy where we’re at in the skill positions, but we have some inexperienced guys on the defensive line. If they come through like I think they should, we’re going to be fine.” Flintridge Prep, which won the Division XIII championship in 2003, took its lumps in ’04, going 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league. Miller, who takes over for coach Marty Konrad, said three players in particular have stood out in camp. He likes 6-foot-5 tight end Brady Thomson, wide receiver Matt Stein, and offensive/defensive lineman Austin Reed. The Rebels have a solid nucleus returning from last year’s rebuilding squad, and figure to be in title contention along with Poly and Chadwick. After six years at Maranatha, athletics director and football coach Doug Barnett has parted ways with the school. The school hired Bay Area native Dwayne Cantrell to take over the program, and he comes at an exciting time as the school moves to its new campus off Green Street, with a new stadium nearing the end of construction. “I’m excited,” Cantrell said. “Someday, I would love for Maranatha to join the other big-time programs in this area. It will be a tough process, but I’m here for the long haul.” The Minutemen were 4-6 last year, but return starting quarterback Eric Schultz and running back Nick Soash. A lot of starters graduated, but so far, Cantrell likes what he sees. “It’s such a coachable team,” he said. “You don’t have any egos or guys worrying about stats. Anytime you have players listening and buying into your system, you have a chance.” Marshall Fundamental is also entering a new era. Coach Tip Sanders left after five seasons and an appearance in the Division XIII semifinals. But the Eagles hired a quality replacement in Johnny Lopez, who spent the past two years as the defensive coordinator at La Canada and was an assistant at La Salle for 13 years. The Eagles don’t return a lot of experience, but they have two huge impact returnees — quarterback Randall Rivers and fullback Damien Henson. “With nearly everyone leaving at the same time, it feels like a whole new program,” Lopez said. “We have a lot of work to do. But I don’t think we’re going to be hurting as much as everyone thinks we are.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at fred.robledo@sgvn.com. Marshall Eagles Head coach: Johnny Lopez Tenure: First Year Record at school: 0-0 Top Returnees: Damien Henson (Sr., FB/DE), Randall Rivers (Sr., QB), Matt Alexander (Sr., RB/SS), Neftali Morales (Jr., OL/DL) Strengths: The Eagles have a solid trio in returning QB Rivers and the backfield duo of Henson and Alexander, all of whom are seniors. They might have trouble duplicating last year’s 27-points-per-game average, but they definitely have enough firepower to keep the offense going. Concerns: Former coach Tip Sanders left following a 10-3 finish and semifinal appearance in the Division XIII playoffs, because he knew he was losing nearly all of his players to graduation. This is the beginning of the rebuilding phase, but the Eagles have a quality coach in Lopez, who did a fine job as an assistant at La Canada and La Salle. However, he has too many bodies to replace, so his impact might not be felt for another season or two. Bottom Line: They lost 22 seniors, which is nearly the whole team. How long will it take the new players to adjust? How long will it take the returners to adapt to a new coach and a new system? Those are questions than can’t be answered until Week 1, so the jury’s still out. Lopez did note, however, that those thinking the Eagles will be a pushover are in for a rude awakening. Flintridge Prep Rebels Head coach: Brad Miller Tenure: First Year Record at school: 0-0 Top Returnees: Austin Reed (Sr., OL/DL), Matt Stein (Sr., WR/LB), Brady Thomson (Sr., TE/DE), Justin Fu (Sr., LB), Nick Ziemann (Sr., LB), Alex Clayton (Jr., DB). Top Newcomers: Austin Raines (Sr.), Daniel Namura (Jr.), Rex Rhew (Jr.) Strengths: Stein and Thompson appear to be the catalysts on offense, and they have some experience on defense. Fu had 24 tackles and two sacks last season and Ziemann and Clayton had two interceptions. Concerns: The Rebels lose a big defensive presence in Matt Tappin, who led the team in tackles and sacks. Like other small schools, depth and avoiding injuries will be important, especially for a team coming off a disappointing 2-6 season one year after winning the Division XIII championship. Bottom Line: Miller was a co-head coach at Pasadena Poly with Brendan McGrail last season, and his move to rival Flintridge Prep should add to what already is a great rivalry. Miller has been extremely impressed with his team’s work ethic, calling Flintridge Prep one of the most dedicated teams he’s ever worked with. If that translates into games, the Rebels should battle the Panthers for the Prep League title. Pasadena Poly Panthers Head coach: Brendan McGrail Tenure: Second Year Record at school: 6-3-1 Top Returnees: Jake Schorr (Sr., WR/DB), Brendan Hirschmann (Jr., TB/LB), Josh Moore (Jr., OL/DL), Charlie Bohlen (Sr., OL/DL), Steven Sherman (Jr., QB) Top Newcomers: Steven Lamb (Jr., DL/OL), Henry Tai (Jr., LB/OL), Danny Pomerantz (Jr., WR/DB), Scott Gregg (Jr., WR/K), Archie Archibong (Jr., WR/LB), Brian Edmonston (Jr., OL/DL). Strengths: McGrail took a chance starting a sophomore at QB in Sherman last year, but it should pay dividends this season. McGrail reports that Sherman did well in the 7-on-7 summer passing league, and he has a quality target in Schorr and a tougher back in Hirschmann to solidify the offense. Concerns: Poly lost 13 seniors, mostly on the offensive and defensive lines. There will be a lot of new players to test out, but if they can handle the transition from junior varsity to varsity, they should be fine. The JV did go 3-6 last year, so there is some concern that new players won’t be able to get the job done. Bottom Line: The Panthers might not be competing for a Division XIII title, after winning it in 2002 and reaching the finals in 2003. But with defending champion Rio Hondo Prep and second-place Chadwick losing a bulk of their starters, the league is wide open, and Poly is one of the contenders. Don’t forget, it usually takes three or four impact players to make a run at the title, and the Panthers have a few of those. Rio Hondo Prep Kares Head coach: Ken Drain Tenure: Fifth Year Record at school: 35-13 Top Returnees: Mike Galvan (Jr., LB/FB), John Collins (Sr., TE), Will Torrico (Sr., QB/DB), Bill Baumgartner (Sr., TB). Top Newcomers: Joe Padilla (Jr., DB/WR), Trevor Finchamp (So., TB/LB). Strengths: Torrico isn’t a returning starting QB, but he sure does look like one. The Kares are going to pass more than they did last year, particularly with Prep League MVP Landon Goodwell lost to graduation. Torrico is a short-passing, move-the-chains type, and will rely a lot on TE Collins, along with WR Padilla. The Kares have other impact players returning in Galvan at FB, and Baumgartner at TB, giving them some balance offensively. Concerns: The Kares are coming off their dream season, in which they won the Prep League title, and advanced to the Division XIII championship game for the first time in school history. The problem is, most of the players have graduated, so the Kares are back in a rebuild mode. Their line is particularly big, and their depth is a concern. As Drain mentioned, if they lose Torrico, he doesn’t know who the backup QB will be. Bottom Line: Drain said the Kares’ realistic goal is to make the playoffs. He feels Pasadena Poly, Chadwick, and Flintridge Prep are the teams to beat. He feels Rio Hondo Prep could be a year away, but then again, the Kares usually bounce back fairly quick. Don’t expect a big drop-off. They shouldn’t compete for a divisional title again, but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if they do battle for a league title. Maranatha Eagles Head coach: Dwayne Cantrell Tenure: First Year Record at school: 0-0 Top Returnees: Eric Schultz (Sr., QB), Nick Soash (Sr., LB/RB), Mike McDaniels (Sr., C), John Cervenka (Sr., T), Sean Poole (Sr., WR), Trevor Alleman (Sr., G). Top Newcomers: Collin Jones (Sr., RB/LB), Mark Love (So., WR/C), Chaz Fuery (Jr., WR/C), Kyle Delahooke (Jr., QB/FS). Strengths: Schultz should give the Eagles stability and experience at QB, and he has a few returnees on the line to protect him in McDaniels, Cervenka and Alleman. One of the keys for Schultz is finding a connection with new receivers Love and Fuery. They should be fine in the backfield, too, with returnee Soash and newcomer Jones. Concerns: The Eagles lost longtime coach Doug Barnett and a lot of players to graduation. They are also lacking in the size and depth department, particularly on defense. Bottom Line: While it may be a difficult transition from Barnett to Cantrell, there is plenty of reasons to be optimistic at Maranatha. The Eagles are moving to their new campus and will soon play on a synthetic grass surface. Cantrell also brings a wealth of experience, having played for Oakland’s prestigious Skyline High School and Long Beach State, where he played for several coaches that have moved on to the NFL. He’s here for the long haul, and get this, hopes to make it a small-school power in three-to-five years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The main player, four-year starter and Prep League MVP Landon Goodwell, has graduated and with him went a number of quality seniors, leaving coach Ken Drain to begin the rebuilding process. “We lost a lot of size, but I’m happy with the skilled players we have coming back,” Drain said. “It’s always tough to replace so many quality guys, and players like Landon don’t come around too often, but I think we’re going to be fine.” Senior quarterback Will Torrico will lead an offense that will likely throw more than it did last year, but the concern for Drain is on defense, where the Kares don’t have much size. “We just don’t have any depth, either,” Drain said. “This will be a learning experience for us. If we can make the playoffs, that will be an accomplishment.” Brendan McGrail, who shared head-coaching responsibilities with Brad Miller last year, is the lone head coach at Pasadena Poly now that Miller has taken over at rival Flintridge Prep. The Panthers, 6-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in league last season, should be slight favorites to reclaim the league title. Junior quarterback Steven Sherman is an experienced quarterback after starting as a sophomore, and offensive linemen Josh Moore, Charlie Bohlen, Steven Lamb and Henry Tai should give him much-needed protection. After years of dominating eight-man football, Rio Hondo Prep made the leap to 11-man football and the Prep League in 2002 and didn’t have to wait long for success to follow. The Kares captured their first Prep League title and advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division XIII championship game last season, losing to Anza Hamilton 13-0. last_img read more

DANIEL GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH HIS OWN TV SHOW

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell may be working on his dancing steps but he is once again back as Master of Ceremonies for the biggest country music show on TV, Opry an Iúir.Daniel on stageFilmed in front of a live audience Daniel hosts a country music star each week who will play their greatest hits. Opry an Iúir will air on Wednesday evenings at 10.30pm on TG4 from October 7th.For the first time ever Daniel will also perform some of his best known hits in Irish! Don’t miss his versions of Tar ag Damhsa Liom (I just want to dance with you) and Bhfuil aon Sólás í nDán dom Níos Mó (My shoes keep walking back to you). Even while he was on holidays in Tenerife he was listening and practicing his songs in Irish. Daniel was itching to get back on the Opry stage, and make this, his best series yet!Speaking about the series, Daniel says “I really enjoyed presenting Opry an Iúir again this year. The guests were all fantastic. I got to sing a few songs in Irish. A first for me! It’s so good to have a show like this to showcase some of our great country stars.”This season features country stars Dominic Kirwan, Charlie Landsborough, Mike Denver, Louise Morrissey, Jim Devine and Johnny Brady. In these unique performances Daniel will join each artist on stage for a chat and a special duet performance.Each country star then also appears with an Irish traditional artist to perform a duet in Irish. Some of the Irish artists include Seamus Begley and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill. BBC Northern Ireland’s Lynette Fay brings us backstage to profile the stars in specially filmed pieces at their homes, studios and places with meaning for them. Lynette will also meet fans on the night of the performances, with a profile of each stars biggest fan.Opry an Iúir brings the essence of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to Newry’s Town Hall, a very unique venue dating from the 1800’s. Opry an Iúir is made with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.Opry an Iúir will air on Wednesdays at 10.30pm on TG4 starting 7th October for six weeks with a special show on December 23rd for Christmas where Daniel will celebrate Brendan Shine’s 50 years in music.The series will air in January 2016 on BBC Northern Ireland.Oct 7th @ 22.30 Ep 1 – Louise Morrissey – Irish guest singer – Seamus BegleyDaniel & Louise Duet: Til a tear becomes a roseDaniel Irish song: Bhfuil aon solás í ndán dom níos mó (My shoes keep walking back to you) Oct 14th @ 22.30 Ep 2 – Mike Denver – Irish guest singer – Siobhán Ní MhaoileoinDaniel & Mike Duet: Bye Bye LoveDaniel Irish Song: Tar ag damhsa liom (I just want to dance with you)Oct 21st @ 22.30 Ep 3 – Johnny Brady – Irish guest singer – Pauline ScanlonDaniel & Johnny Duet: On the wings of a doveDaniel Irish Song: Tabhair aire mhaith dí (Take good care of her)Oct 28th @ 22.30 Ep 4 – Charlie Landsborough – Irish guest singer – Mairéad Ní MhaonaighDaniel & Charlie Duet: My forever friendDaniel Irish Song: Coiscéim (Footsteps)Nov 4th @ 22.30 Ep 5 – Dominic Kirwan – Irish guest singer – Seán Mac CorraidhDaniel & Dominic Duet: Oh lonesome meDaniel Irish Song: Bí ar lámh liom (Stand beside me) Nov 11th @ 22.30 Ep 6 – Jim Devine – Irish guest singer – Maighread Ní DhomhnaillDaniel & Jim Duet: Destination DonegalDaniel Irish Song: Tá ar mbaile lán go doras le grá (Our house is a home)Dec 23rd @ 22.30 Ep 7** – Brendan Shine – Irish guest singer – Treasa Ní CheannabháinDaniel & Brendan Duet: Rock ‘n’ roll kidsDaniel Irish Song: Is tú croí lár mo shaol (I need you)DANIEL GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH HIS OWN TV SHOW was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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)Tags:daniel o’donnellTV showlast_img read more

Phillips admits displays have been poor

first_imgMatt Phillips has admitted that his performances for QPR this season have been poor. The winger struggled for fitness and form after his move from Blackpool in the summer of 2013, having missed pre-season with an arm injury.He was playing well before his season was then ended by an ankle injury in February and he is again looking to get back to his best.“I haven’t been happy with my own performances,” Phillips told Rangers’ website.“I spent a lot of time out of the game last season and it’s going to take a few games to get my form going and build my confidence. I’ll keep working hard and hopefully it will come.”Phillips missed good chances to score in Rangers’ 4-0 defeats at Tottenham and Manchester United.“I’m my own biggest critic, and I’ve been critical of myself over a couple of bad performances,” he added.“When that happens you’re always looking to the next game to put it right.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Videography Tips: What to Look for in a Good Shoulder Mount

first_imgA good shoulder mount is a cinematographer’s best friend. So what should you consider when looking for one?When I first started out in film and video production, it felt like all my projects were either handheld or on a tripod. This, of course, meant that every shot was either incredibly shaky (and very distracting), or it was simply static and uninteresting. The world changed for me when I discovered shoulder mounts.For my small, run-and-gun productions, this really opened doors in terms of composing shots and adjusting by simply moving my body, rather than picking up a tripod. It also added more complex camera moves like pans, tilts, and all types of motion in a way that looked much more steady and professional.These days, camera mounts come in all sorts of shapes. Professional Steadicam setups are commonplace, and most audiences expect to see a good blend of smoothness with other types movement.When choosing a good shoulder mount, whether for the first time or the hundredth, there are some key elements to keep in mind.Comfort and Ease-of-UseImage via gnepphoto.The first thing I’ve always looked for is comfort. How does your shoulder mount feel? If it’s heavy or pokes you awkwardly, that’s not a good sign. Many options these days come with built-in padding (which you can also add yourself, but it’s much more reliable when it’s part of the original design).The second thing I look for is ease of use. When you first pick up a shoulder mount, does it feel intuitive? Once you have it on your shoulder (or against your chest, or wherever), see how easy it is to make both small movements and long ones. If you’re lucky enough to live near a large camera store, you may be able to try out several in a row — in which case you’ll know instantly which one feels the best.AdjustabilityImage via Sundays Photography.But don’t let a first impression be everything. It’s hard to find a shoulder mount these days that isn’t at least somewhat adjustable. Many shoulder mounts let you adjust almost every part of their setups. From working with camera mount plates to elements like length and counter weights, everything will need some degree of tinkering if you’re serious about creating an ideal shoulder mount.In this case, if you get a chance to take one home, or buy one online to try out, take a few days to really see how adjustable it is and how much you can customize it for your body type and shooting style.Freedom of MovementUnless you’re working with a major cinema camera on a larger production with multiple people on a camera team, you’re probably not going to be strapping yourself into a Steadicam suit for every shot. Unlike, say, a free-standing gimbal with a complete range of motion, shoulder mounts are limited in some ways — especially if you need to keep pressure on a point of contact.However, for a shoulder mount to be perfect, in my experience, it’s best to find one that allows you a good mix of freedom of movement, both when standing still and when walking. However, it also needs to feel like a solid tripod when you’re stationary and need support.Could You Make One Yourself?Video via Film Riot.The final question before you invest in a shoulder mount is Could you make one yourself? The first shoulder mount I ever made was with my dad. We found a tutorial online then built one out of PVC pipe. It was pretty simple but also a lot of fun. To give it more cushion, we wrapped the entire shoulder mount with layers of electrical tape until it had a good deal of give.All told, it probably cost $15 and took just a few hours to build. Yet it worked for years and saved me a couple hundred dollars. While DIY projects aren’t for everyone, it’s worth considering when making your decision — or when working with shoulder mounts for the very first time.Cover image by gnepphoto.Looking for more video gear tips? Check out these articles.Buyer’s Guide: Shoulder Rigs From Cheapest to Most ExpensiveGear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $25The Best Camera Cages to Maximize Your RigGrip Tricks: Creating Do-It-Yourself Camera RigsVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera Mountlast_img read more

Rajasthan loan waiver scheme set in motion

first_imgThe Rajasthan government’s Cooperative Department on Friday set in motion the scheme for loan waiver up to ₹50,000 each for farmers, announced by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in this year’s Budget. Special camps will be organised across the State for distributing loan waiver certificates to small, marginal and other farmers.Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here that about 2.8 million farmers would benefit from the scheme, which would be applicable to the loans obtained from cooperative banks and institutions. “The outstanding loans as on September 30, 2017 are covered in the scheme. The lists of eligible small, marginal and other farmers will be released shortly,” he said.According to the norms laid by the Cooperative Department, the marginal farmers are those who have land holdings measuring up to one hectare, while the small farmers have land holdings of one to two hectares. Other farmers, who own land holdings measuring above two hectares, will get the debt waive-off in decreasing proportion to every additional hectare of land.e-mitra centresMr. Kilak said the farmers eligible to get the relief under the scheme could authenticate their loan as well as waiver amount at e-mitra centres. Besides, the district level committees will scrutinise the lists to ensure that they are free of error.The Minister said a grievance redressal committee and a monitoring committee had been appointed to ensure the scheme’s implementation in a transparent manner. The nine-member monitoring committee will be headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department.last_img read more