A brief scuffle ensued betweenMartinez and Dagoon, after which the latter sought assistance to police officerswho were able to collar the suspect. Theft suspect Gerald Martinez sits handcuffed inside the headquarters of Iloilo City Police Office Station 1. He was caught stealing a belt bag containing cash from a television reporter in Barangay President Roxas, City Proper on Tuesday. ICPO He was accused of breaking into thecar of Rena Dagoon, 42, of Barangay Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo. Gerald Martinez ofBarangay Tanza Esperanza, City Proper was caught around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, apolice report showed. Dagoon told police she was recordingfootage of the situation in the area when she heard a noise from her vehicle.And when Dagoon went on to check, she saw Martinez holding a belt bagcontaining cash amounting to P2,148 and other identification cards he hadtaken. ILOILO City – Police arrested a manwho tried to steal a bag from a television reporter in Barangay PresidentRoxas, City Proper. Martinez was immediately taken to thePolice Station 1 for the filing of the appropriate case against him./PN
The attacking midfielder, who scored the winning goal for his country in the 2014 World Cup final, has returned to Borussia Dortmund after spending three seasons at German champions Bayern Munich.Meanwhile, Liverpool look like they’ve secured another transfer target.It’s reported that the reds have agreed a 25 million pounds fee with Newcatsle for Giorginio Wijnaldum. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has 30 caps for the Netherlands.
The coast is now clear with the pretenders already separated from contenders as top seeds enter the fray friday in the main draw of singles event of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open holding at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria.Over 100 players competed in the preliminary round with the intention of making it to the main draw and at the end of the second day, 32 men and 16 women will be joining the seeded players in the main draw (round of 64 in men and round of 32 in the women). Fans will have a swell and exciting time on Friday August 11 as the top seeds begin their campaigns in their aim to share from the $46,000 prize money at stake at the five-day championships.Home favourite â€“ Aruna Quadri; two-time champion, Egyptâ€™s Omar Assar; defending champion, Finlandâ€™s Benedek Olah as well as 2009 mixed doubles world champion, Qatarâ€™s Li Ping will all take to the table in their quest for the top prize.Also in race for the title is Franceâ€™s Antoine Hachard while in the womenâ€™s event, defending champion, Portugalâ€™s Jieni Shao as well as 2016 runnerâ€™s up, Hungaryâ€™s Zsandra Pergel. African champion, Egyptâ€™s Dina Meshref is also in the race for the title this year.Also, the LOC is expecting a large turnout of fans today as the last two days witnessed huge presence of Lagosians who have been supporting the players in all their matches.The main draw of the doubles event is expected to take centre stage with all year on Aruna Quadri and Omar Assar who will be partnering in the event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Clippers coach Doc Rivers suddenly found it difficult to speak. Then he began to cry.Rivers had just been asked who he leans on so he doesn’t get discouraged. It was a good question, considering the Clippers lost their two best players — Chris Paul and Blake Griffin — to injury in a Game 4 loss on Monday that tied their first-round playoff series 2-2 with the Portland Trail Blazers.He was OK, for a moment.“I don’t know,” he said Wednesday at the pregame news conference ahead of Game 5 at Staples Center, won 108-98 by the Trail Blazers, who took a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 on Friday at Portland. “That’s a good question.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Since the players seem to really like and respect Rivers, who has been called a great leader of men, it wasn’t surprising to hear how confident they were in him before tipoff.“Obviously, we know what we’re up against,” guard Jamal Crawford said. “It’s one thing to miss one (of them) for a certain amount of time, but to miss both, it makes the journey that much tougher, obviously. But for us, we just have to continue to lean on each other, continue to lean on Doc and his system and just try to put our best foot forward.”Crawford added: “Honestly, he’s always upbeat. He always coaches what’s there. He’ll put stuff in play for us that fits this particular group.”Reserve forward Jeff Ayres said Rivers hasn’t come out with any special rah-rah speeches. Besides, he noted, it’s not all on Rivers.“I mean, that’s the thing,” Ayres said. “His job is just kind of to put us in a position to be successful. He doesn’t have to get us ready. That’s our job.”The Clippers fell behind 14-7 on Wednesday, and it looked like they were in trouble early. But when Austin Rivers, who started in place of Paul, threw down a dunk late in the first quarter, the score was tied 18-18. The crowd went wild.The Blazers went ahead by six points early in the second quarter, but the Clippers caught up and then took a 31-30 lead on a basket by DeAndre Jordan. Again, their fans were enjoying the tenacity their depleted team was showing. Rivers was into it, clapping and cheering along the way.When Jeff Green powered down a dunk for a three-point Clippers lead, it really got loud.When the Blazers began the third quarter on a 10-0 run to lead 55-50, the Clippers did not look good. But they finished the quarter on a 9-0 run to erase a nine-point deficit.The Clippers weren’t rolling over. They were following their leader well. It just wasn’t enough.Afterward, Portland coach Terry Stotts praised the Clippers’ effort.“I know they’re missing their two All-Stars and that’s a given,” he said. “But there are a lot of solid pros on that team — guys like Jamal Crawford have been in this league a long time and know how to compete. The second quarter, they played harder than we did.“DeAndre Jordan was doing what he needed to do, Jeff Green was pushing it. I don’t think it was necessarily a letdown on our part, but I think they showed that we need to compete harder because of how hard they were competing.”Rivers said he thought his team wanted a victory so badly, it became fatigued from emotion.“They wanted to win,” he said. “They were just up, and sometimes you get up too much. They heard the same thing you guys said, you know, for 48 hours, ‘Hard game, can they win?’ ”Austin Rivers, who started for Paul, played 37 minutes and scored 13 points, concurred.“That first half, we were so emotionally involved … he kind of hit it on the head with that one,” he said. “Second half, we were exhausted. It was even hard to get up the floor. And they’re running up and down. We were fatigued.” Crawford must have been more so than most. He played over 44 minutes and scored 17 points, but he shot just 6 of 23.“I was a little winded, a little winded,” he said. “But what can you do? At this point you have to man up and find a way.” Then the tears came, and he managed to push out a few more words.“I’m not crying over being discouraged,” he said. “(The reporter) made me think about my mom. That would have been the person.”Rivers’ mom, Bettye, passed away in June of 2015. It sounds like she might have been the first person her son called when the bottom fell out Monday in Portland when Paul sustained a fractured right hand and Griffin aggravated his partially torn left quad tendon. Paul is out four to six weeks, Griffin for the season.That means Rivers entered the key games of this series staring at perhaps the toughest fight of his 17-year coaching career. Yes, Rivers was without Kevin Garnett for the 2009 playoffs, and the Boston Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals to Orlando.But we’re talking two stars here, which means Rivers really had his work cut out for him the past two days, trying to come up with a plan while at the same time keeping his healthy players away from too much gloom and doom.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At some point, Adrian Gonzalez will cool down from his current .523 batting clip.Until then, the Dodgers are going to enjoy the ride and relish every part of their first baseman’s historical hitting performance.Gonzalez drove in three more runs Saturday night to back another quality pitching performance from Zack Greinke in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended their winning streak to six games and moved them into sole possession of first place in the National League West.Gonzalez went 1 for 4, dropping his early-season batting average from .540 to a mere .523. Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 13 games and holds the Major League lead for RBIs with 14. He also matched the franchise record for most hits through the team’s first 11 games of 23 set by Eric Karros in 1995.“We pretty much expect him to drive in a run if he has guys on base,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Last year was the same. This year he picked up right where he left off. It seems like every time we have a guy out there, he’s getting a hit for us.“Him and Howie (Kendrick) both are a real dynamic duo, producing and getting hits in situations we need.”The announced Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,912 came alive when Gonzalez came to the plate twice with the bases loaded.Both plate appearances resulted in runs. It seems like the Dodgers’ expectation level was right in line with the fans.“When there’s guys on base, yes,” Greinke said. “For some reason, he does even better when he has guys on base.“He’s pretty amazing. He went through a little slump last year, and that was the first time I had seen him in a slump. And teams are starting to pitch around him and he’s still doing all this.”The first time – in the third inning – was somewhat of a letdown as Gonzalez hit a grounder to second base that should have been an inning-ending double play. But Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki bounced the throw to first, allowing Greinke — who had laced a one-out single — to score the go-ahead run. Gonzalez was credited with an RBI on the play.The second time — in the fifth inning — was vintage Gonzalez. This time, he lofted a drive to the left-center field wall that elluded center fielder Charlie Blackmon, bringing home Joc Pederson and Jimmy Rollins for a 4-1 lead.So what goes through Gonzalez’s mind in those scoring opportunities?“I really just look for a pitch up in the zone,” Gonzalez said. “Usually in those situations, like you saw with the groundball, they want you to chase something down and hit it into the ground. I did a poor job swinging at the right pitches there.“The next at-bat, I focused on getting him up a little more, and that’s when I hit the ball in the gap. You have to make sure the pitches are up, that you are hitting mistakes and not the quality pitches they try to execute.”However Gonzalez’s gapper was just your run-of-the-mill 375-foot single off the left-field wall because Yasiel Puig did not get a good read on the play and the slow-footed Gonzalez nearly passed him.“I could have if I wanted to,” Gonzalez said, laughing. “We talked to him about it. He understood. At first he thought he was farther over, but we showed him the video.”It was seemingly more than enough for Greinke, who had been slowed by a flu bug this week after two lights-out performances to start the season.Greinke allowed three runs and five hits over 6 ⅔ innings with three strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter.Greinke ran into trouble in the first and seventh innings. Otherwise, he was typical Greinke, mowing through a dangerous Colorado lineup.Greinke seemed to have trouble getting established in the first inning. His location was off and his balls were being blistered and the Rockies got a run when Tulowitzki singled home Charlie Blackmon.But an inning-ending double play by third baseman Juan Uribe seemed to settle down Greinke.Greinke had strings of seven straight retired batters and nine straight retired batters, retiring 17 of 19 at one point.However Nolan Arenado ripped a double to left field to open the inning. After seemingly convincing Mattingly to let him finish the inning, a two-run homer by D.J. LeMahieu ended Greinke’s night.“Kind of typical Zack: locating and changing speeds,” Mattingly said. Both times Greinke ran into trouble, the Dodgers picked him up with some timely runs.The Dodgers pushed across a tying run in the second inning when Howie Kendrick doubled and scored on Yasmani Grandal’s RBI single.Seventh-inning doubles by Jimmy Rollins, Puig and Kendrick scored two more runs to answer LeMahieu’s two-run homer.Kendrick went 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. He has hit safely in nine of 11 games and has six multi-hit games.Chris Hatcher got the final out in the seventh. J.P. Howell pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning, even sliding into first base to make sure he got to the bag when he went to cover on a grounder to Gonzalez.Joel Peralta nailed down his third save in three chances. Peralta has four strikeouts in 5.3 scoreless innings as a Dodger.The bullpen – a much ballyhooed subject in the offseason – is establishing itself as a fixture. In its last five games, recording an ERA of 0.52 (one earned run in 17 1/3 innings) with 25 strikeouts and a .105 opponents’ batting average (6 for 57).
The goal was the first postseason game-winner of Duchene’s career. He is proving to be a strong trade deadline acquisition (he came over from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 22) with eight points (4-4–8) through six playoff games.Three games of the 2019 postseason have required multiple overtime periods; the away team has won all of them.The series moves to Columbus, Ohio, for Game 3 on Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET. For the seventh consecutive day, a Stanley Cup playoff game went into overtime.In fact, Saturday night’s matchup between the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets went into a second overtime period as the teams remained tied for more than 50 minutes. Matt Duchene eventually gave the Blue Jackets a 3-2 road win when he scored off the rebound of a shot by Artemi Panarin.
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Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.Featured photo credit: Jared Wenzelburger Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansFor the second time this season, two Oly Town Artesians have been named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. JT Meyer earned his first Offensive POTW award with his two goal effort against Tri-Cities on Saturday and Marcos Borja won his first Defensive POTW for his work in keeping the Alliance off of the scoreboard in Oly’s 4-0 win over the Alliance.It didn’t take long for Timberline High School alum JT Meyer to score his first goal, and what proved to be the game winning goal, in Saturday’s game. Just five minutes in, he received a pass from Nate Boatright, made a move and calmly buried the shot. Then, in a three goal barrage midway through the second half, he added an insurance goal that put the Artesians up 4-0. The Whitworth University product became the fourth player in Oly Town history to record a brace and is now the career goals leader for the outdoor side with five. Meyer shares the POTW award with Bellingham’s Georg Cholewa, who also recorded a brace for the Hammers.Marcos Borja has been a key component of the strong Artesians defense and played a fantastic game in Oly’s 4-0 win over his hometown Tri-Cities Alliance. The Evergreen State College senior has started every game and is second only to goalkeeper JJ Olson in minutes, playing in 483 of 540 possible minutes this season. The Kennewick native helped keep Oly’s first clean sheet of the season, and did so against his older brother, the Alliance’s Sam Borja.Meyer and Borja earned the fourth and fifth awards for the Artesians this season. Olson was honored for his effort in goal in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Stars on May 13th and then Daniel Gonzalez and Crisantos Chavez swept the awards after a 4-1 win over Spokane on June 2nd. Oly is 3-1-2 this season with 11 points. They sit four points behind Coastal Division leader Seattle with one game in hand and are one point behind the Vancouver Victory for the Wild Card spot with four games left to play.The Artesians take this weekend off but will return home for their final regular season home game on Saturday, June 30th against the Vancouver Victory. It is Fan Appreciation Night with plenty of prizes and giveaways to Oly’s fantastic supporters. First kick at Black Hills High School is set for 6:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.
Story and photos by Joseph SapiaYears in the making, a draft of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan has been released by a group composed of federal, state and American Indian agencies and now awaits comment from the public.The 134-page draft, which covers Atlantic Ocean coastal waters up to 200 miles offshore from New York to Virginia, deals with a variety of issues, including transportation, commercial fishing, wind power, recreation and national security.The draft, released July 6, is open for comment until Sept. 6. Then, the draft’s author, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB), will review the comments and is expected to submit a finalized plan to the National Ocean Council by the end of the year.The National Ocean Council is expected to either approve or turn down the plan in early 2017.The importance of the plan is that it puts various agencies of the federal government, American Indians and New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia – which the Sandy Hook-based American Littoral Society (ALS) estimated at 140 or so agencies – talking and sharing information, rather than working independently only to later find out there is disagreement.“It’s them coming to the table to work that out,” said Sarah Winter Whelan, ALS’ ocean policy program director. “The hope is to head that off before it happens.”“One of the really positive things is all the relationships (between) the agencies,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the Sandy Hook-based Clean Ocean Action.“I think they’ve come a long way,” said Matt Gove, Mid-Atlantic police manager of the Surfrider Foundation, a surfing-environmental group. “I think they’ve made a historic first step in managing the ocean, bringing agencies together.”Gove, Whelan and about 45 others attended an open house – the second of five scheduled – at Monmouth University Thursday, July 14.Three open houses – in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware – also have been held. The last of the open houses is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York.At the Monmouth University open house, agencies represented as part of the RPB included the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), federal Department of Transportation (USDOT), Coast Guard and Navy. The RPB is part of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.“This is an effort to pull together all the diverse agencies to better collaborate,” said Elizabeth Semple, acting manager of the DEP’s Office of Coastal and Land-Use Planning.Kevin Hassel, the DEP’s coordinator of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, said the plan does not impose new regulations. Instead, “it’s a huge help in how we manage everything,” Hassel said.“I think it’s really awesome, great,” Fred Akers, administrator of the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association in South Jersey, told the agencies panel.But Akers expressed disappointment the draft made no mention of federal national scenic and recreational rivers, such as the Great Egg Harbor River.But representatives at the Monmouth University open house welcomed input from stakeholders, such as environmental groups and the general public. People’s voices show “everyone cares about the ocean,” said John Kennedy, director of the USDOT’s Maritime Administration.“You can actually change the course of our discussions,” Kennedy said.Specifics of the draft include such things as: mapping shifts in ocean species and habitats, developing a strategy for debris reduction, addressing navigation needs, conducting an inventory of obsolete pipelines and telecommunication cables, and identifying priority research needs.Those attending the open house praised the way those behind the draft sought public input.“That kind of response of ‘Yes’ and ‘Please, more’ I’ve never seen in a public meeting,” said Anne Merwin, director of ocean planning for the Ocean Conservancy.“The plan does a good job of recognizing stakeholders be involved,” said Lyndie Hice-Dunton, ALS’s Mid-Atlantic ocean planning manager.Various groups such as ALS and the Surfrider Foundation said they were preparing comments in response to the draft.While many may view the ocean as open water, it is a complicated map of transportation lanes, telecommunication cables, commercial fishing areas, recreation uses and so on.The draft has two main components: a healthy ocean and human uses of the ocean, Kennedy said. The RPB will monitor the plan and the idea is to update it every few years, Kennedy said.“I feel the plan is almost there,” said Whelan, adding she thinks, perhaps, it could be strengthened by showing how it will implement its ideas.As for the plan in general, the various agencies, despite different jurisdictions and missions, “may have more in common than they realize,” Whelan said.“The plan would help them implement better,” she said.The plan has its roots in 2009, when President Barack Obama created the Ocean Policy Task Force to foster better stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes. In 2010, Obama created the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes.Now, to see how the plan takes action.“The theory is they’re going to put all this great work into their daily business,” Gove said. And did Whelan think this plan would work, considering it was trying to bring together almost unheard of collaboration?“If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” she said. The draft of the Mid-Atlantic RegionalOcean Action Plan is available at www.boem.gov/Ocean-Action-Plan/. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20240; 202-208-6474.Comments on the draft can be sent to MidAtlanticRPB@boem.gov or Robert P. LaBelle, Federal Co-Lead, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body, BOEM, 45600 Woodland Road, Mailstop: VAM-BOEM DIR, Sterling, VA, 20166.
“When you’re anywhere for four years you make a lot of relationships that last a lifetime. For it to all of a sudden come to an end, it’s definitely tough. I’m going to miss everybody here top to bottom. It’s just sad.”The deal had Medicine Hat acquiring Burroughs and Hunt from the Regina Pats in exchange for Connor Hobbs, a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2015. Hunt, a 19-year-old forward from Nelson Minor Hockey, is playing in his fourth WHL season.This year as an assistant captain, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward has recorded 14 goals and 33 assists (fourth most in the WHL) for a team leading 47 points in 37 games. Hunt currently ranks 12th in the league in points and in 163 career games has 40 goals, 57 assists for 97 points.”I’m very excited to go to Medicine Hat,” said Hunt. “It’s a new start for me.”They’re a great team. They’re going to make a run this year and I’m excited to be a part of it. I know Kyle is as well. It’s that much better that we’re going together. I’m happy to go to Medicine Hat but I’m leaving a lot of relationships in Regina. It’s mixed emotions.”The season has been a special ride for Hunt.During the summer he landed an amateur tryout with Carolina, and played so 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament.Medicine Hat currently leads the WHL Eastern Conference Central Division with a 29-10-1-1 record.Ironically, Hunt gets to see his former teammates up close and in person when the Tigers host Regina Pats Wednesday in the Hat. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt is doing a good job forgetting about his old team, the Regina Pats.The speedy forward, who was part of a blockbuster Western Hockey League trade last week to Medicine Hat, had four points in three games to help the Tigers register a 2-1 record during a weekend road swing through BC.Hunt had an assist to help Medicine Hat knock off Kelowna Rockets 5-3 Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.During the opener, Hunt scored the winner on the power play, added an assist and was named the game’s first star in a 3-2 win over Victoria.The lone loss came in Vancouver, a 5-3 loss to the Giants.”I was (initially) more shocked and upset,” Hunt, informed that he and teammate Kyle Burroughs were headed to the Medicine Hat Tigers, told the Regina Leader-Post.”I shed a few tears with a couple of the guys.