Lao boxers face uphill battle at Asian Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Lao boxers also competed in the 17th Asian Games in the Republic of Korea in 2014 but their medal hopes were dashed.In a historic moment for Lao boxing, Mr Vongkoth Chinda from Champassak province won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Beijing back in 1990.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trainer Mr Vanto Vilayphone said that this year they wanted to give new boxers a shot at success at the games, adding that the more experienced boxers were not fit enough.From June 27 to July 7, the Lao boxing team trained in Bangkok, when they also took part in the King’s Cup but were unsuccessful in their medal attempts.Ms Daomayouly competed at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November last year.After returning from the Asian Games, both the new and more experienced boxers will be looking to compete at the 11th National Games in Xieng Khuang province in November.In April, two young Lao lads competed in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships as the qualifying round for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October but they failed to progress.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After EPL debut, Etheridge looks forward to tough season Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. VIENTIANE — The Elite Sports Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports says three male boxers and one female boxer are ready to compete at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.But it is thought these rookies will struggle to get through the first and second rounds of boxing events at the games, as they lack experience at both the national and international levels.ADVERTISEMENT The boxing team is training at the Lao National Sports Training Center in Vientiane after returning from a training camp in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, from July 15 to August 6.During their time in Thailand, the boxers tested their skills against young Thai boxers.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’Next week the Lao boxing team, their Lao trainer Mr Souksavanh Sengthavisouk and Russian trainer Mr Dmitrii Mozorov will travel to Indonesia to take part in the Asian Games.The male boxers are Khamphouvanh Khamsathone in the men’s 49kg category, Viengxay Ekasith in the men’s 52kg division, and Chansamone Vilaysak in the men’s 56kg, while female boxer Daomayouly Chanthalath will compete in the women’s 51kg category. View commentslast_img read more

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Convicted DC Sniper gets 6 life terms in prison

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Several relatives of victims spoke before the sentencing, including Nelson Rivera, who described how his young daughter wanted to die so she could be reunited with her mother, Lori Lewis-Rivera. “He not only killed my wife, he killed me, he killed my daughter and all the rest of the family,” Rivera told Ryan. Muhammad was convicted Tuesday of six counts of murder for six of the 10 deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area in October 2002. He was already under a death sentence in Virginia for a killing there. This time, Muhammad’s young accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, took the stand for the first time to testify against him. Malvo told jurors how the older man, his one-time mentor, trained him to shoot and drew him into a sinister plan to kill people, including children, indiscriminately. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before finding Muhammad guilty. ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Twice-convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was sentenced Thursday to six consecutive life terms in prison with no possibility of parole, a sentence prosecutors consider insurance in case his Virginia death sentence is ever overturned. “You, Mr. Muhammad, have no hope. You have no future. You will spend every day for the rest of your life locked in a cage,” Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Ryan said. Muhammad, 45, showed no emotion as the sentenced was announced. He stood with his arms crossed, looking directly at Ryan. Some in the audience applauded. After representing himself throughout the monthlong trial, Muhammad chose not to speak at his sentencing. J. Wyndal Gordon, an attorney helping him, said Muhammad told him, “I said everything I wanted to say.” Malvo, sentenced to life in prison in Virginia, had agreed to plead guilty in the Maryland killings. He was not promised leniency but told jurors he wanted to face the man who he said trained him to be a killer. He called Muhammad a “coward” and, at one point, glared at him, saying: “You took me into your house and you made me a monster.” Muhammad called him “son” and questioned Malvo’s credibility, saying the 21-year-old had problems with exaggeration and memory. He also claimed he was framed by investigators who planted and fabricated evidence and said he was the victim of a broad law enforcement conspiracy. Muhammad’s legal adviser argued to the judge Thursday that Muhammad did not get a fair trial, saying evidence and witnesses that could have proven his innocence were not allowed into the courtroom. “We came here to search for justice, we came here to seek the truth, to find out what happened in those 23 days in October,” he said. “We fell short. I don’t think anyone can celebrate the convictions in this matter.” Muhammad could be returned to Virginia’s death row as early as Thursday afternoon, according to Darren Popkin, Montgomery County chief deputy sheriff. Malvo likely will remain in Maryland until he formally enters a plea in October. Other states still have outstanding charges against Muhammad from earlier shootings, including Louisiana and Alabama. It will be up to Virginia whether to send him away again for further prosecution.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

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HORROR AS 300,000 RARE EELS DIE IN BALLYSHANNON DAM

first_imgMore than 300,000 eels have died in a trap at the Ballyshannon hydro-electric dam – in a filter system that was supposed to help them migrate into Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.After a 4,000 mile journey across the Atlantic, the eels – a protected species – are confronted by the power station at Cathaleen’s Fall.The elvers are collected and transported to Lough Erne, but died instead. Noel Greally, fisheries manager at the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), said the traps were checked every morning, and last month they discovered the large run of elvers.“One night over Easter, there was a large surge of elvers into one trap overnight,” he said.“We estimate there was approximately 150kgs of elvers – which represents 90% of the entire elver run last year – entered in one night and into one trap.“These were not detected until the following morning when the trap was checked and unfortunately and regrettably 112 kg of elvers were lost at that stage.” He said that since Easter 480 kg of live, healthy elvers have been collected and transported north and released into the Erne system.But one eel expert said because elvers run at night, the traps should be checked at night.Dr William O’Connor, from the European Eel Consultancy, accused ESB of taking a “far too casual approach to a critically endangered species”.“They should have been on alert anyway,” he told the BBC’s Julian Fowler on BBC Newsline this evening.“Everybody who’s involved with eels across Europe knew this was a record year for eels, it was no surprise that Ballyshannon experienced a record run of elvers like that.” HORROR AS 300,000 RARE EELS DIE IN BALLYSHANNON DAM was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Ballyshannon dameel deathslast_img read more

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LIFFORD WOMAN POCKETS €34,000 ON WINNING STREAK AFTER VISITING DAD’S GRAVE

first_imgA LIFFORD woman has scooped a small fortune on RTE gameshow Winning Streak…after visiting her dad’s grave and asking him to watch over her.Bridgeene Caulfield from Lifford won the cash on last Saturday’s National Lottery  game show on RTE.Bridgeene (54) has worked as a receptionist at Donegal County Council for 34 years.  She is the youngest of 10.  Her parents Paddy and Elizabeth have passed away. Last Saturday was her father’s tenth anniversary and while visiting his grave she said “look over us”, and that night her three stars were drawn on Winning Streak.Bridgeene will decide in the New Year how she will spend her winnings, but will most likely put a deposit on a house.  She is will celebrate in her local pub in Lifford, Brannagan’s, after her appearance on the show.She is pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were from left: Marty Whelan, game show co-host; Bridgeene Caulfield the winning player; Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, The National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host.The winning ticket was bought from Castlefinn Service Station, Castlefin. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyLIFFORD WOMAN POCKETS €34,000 ON WINNING STREAK AFTER VISITING DAD’S GRAVE was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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

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Special Economic Zones for Limpopo

first_img22 February 2013The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to partner with the Limpopo government to establish two Special Economic Zones in the province, one focusing on logistics and coal beneficiation, the other on platinum beneficiation.The DTI released its draft Special Economic Zones Policy and Bill during 2012 and invited the country’s nine provinces to submit proposals for the establishment of Special Economic Zones.“We are happy to report to this House that we are the only province to receive provisional approval for two Special Economic Zones,” Premier Cassel Mathale announced during his State of the Province address at the legislature in Lebowakgomo on Thursday.The first Special Economic Zone, Mathale said, would be at the border town of Musina, which serves as South Africa’s main land entry port to the rest of Africa, and would focus on logistics and the beneficiation of coal.Platinum beneficiationThe second zone, in the province’s Greater Tubatse Municipality, would explore beneficiation of platinum group metals.Mathale said a feasibility study was currently under way, with support from Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), on the viability of establishing a hydrogen fuel cell industry in the province.The project, according to Mathale, had several potential benefits, including the possibility of providing a reliable source of electricity to local communities, as well as creating additional demand for platinum.The Premier said work had already begun to institutionalize the two Special Economic Zones.“In Tubatse, this includes the Department of Science and Technology, the private sector and our two universities in the province, while in Musina negotiations have started with Transnet and the land owners in order to ensure that we maximise the full potential of this mineral rich area.”De Beers to build new mineMathale also announced that mining giant De Beers would be investing handsomely to build and operate a new underground mine beneath the open pit Venetia mine in Limpopo.When completed, Mathale said, the Venetia underground mine would replace the open pit mine as South Africa’s largest diamond mine and extend the life of the resource until 2042.“This is a long-term commitment to the future of South Africa and the largest by De Beers anywhere in the world. This is a strong sign of confidence in South African diamond and mining industry.”Mathale said the construction phase would create up to 1 000 new jobs, the majority of which will come from the local area, adding that most of the equipment to used would be sourced in South Africa, indirectly creating a further 3 000 jobs.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Watch: Introducing the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos

first_imgKlaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in South African football supporter’s gear at the 2010 WEF annual meeting in Davos. (Image: World Economic Forum)Staff writerTeam South Africa will again be joining world leaders at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, with the 45th gathering running from 21 to 24 January 2015. The meeting is an opportunity to enhance South Africa’s global reputation and tell the country’s story of economic competitiveness and social cohesion.This year the discussion will centre on the theme of “The New Global Context”.“Complexity, fragility and uncertainty are potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989,” WEF says on its website. “What is clear is that we are confronted by profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations. They are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely ‘new global context’ for decision-making.”Watch an introduction to this year’s Davos programme:last_img read more

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Flu Researcher Ron Fouchier Loses Legal Fight Over H5N1 Studies

first_imgVirologist Ron Fouchier has suffered a loss in a legal battle with the Dutch government over the publication of his controversial H5N1 influenza research. On Friday, a Dutch district court ruled that the government was right to ask Fouchier to obtain an export license before sending two hotly debated papers out for publication. The ruling, published yesterday (Dutch), could provide new roadblocks for Fouchier’s research in the future.At issue is Fouchier’s hotly debated paper showing that a few mutations can make H5N1, a virus that normally infects birds, transmissible through the air between ferrets, which was published in Science in June 2012. The fight also involved an accompanying paper published in the same issue in which Fouchier and others tried to gauge the likelihood that such viruses arise spontaneously in nature.The Dutch government considered sending the papers to Science a form of “export” and required Fouchier to formally ask official permission first. In doing so, the government correctly interpreted E.U. regulations aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and so-called “dual use” technology that could be used for good or evil, the court in Haarlem said.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The decision means that future H5N1 transmissibility studies—which Fouchier resumed after a worldwide moratorium ended in January—would require an official stamp of approval as well. The same could be true for similar studies involving H7N9, a strain that emerged in China this spring, because the government could consider any studies that give the virus new capabilities as providing dual use findings.Fouchier was unavailable for comment today, but he has said in previous interviews that the Dutch government is infringing on academic freedom and putting him and other scientists in the Netherlands at an unfair disadvantage compared to scientists from other countries.Fouchier’s H5N1 work triggered a worldwide furor in late 2011, along with a similar study by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Tokyo, when the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) judged that it should not be published without striking the most sensitive details. In the wrong hands, the NSABB reasoned, the studies could be used to turn H5N1 into a bioweapon. The board reversed that decision in March 2012 and gave the papers a green light.But while the Kawaoka paper was published online in Nature in early May 2012, Fouchier’s study was held up longer because of the Dutch government’s position.Fouchier applied for an export license under protest and received it on 27 April 2012, allowing the paper to finally be published. But Erasmus MC also filed an appeal against the government’s decision; when the government rejected it, it took the issue to the district court.The government based its decision on E.U. regulations issued in 2009 that aim to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Those rules put limits on the export, trade, and transfer of a range of materials, including dangerous flu viruses, and also apply to technical know-how that could be used to make such weapons.Erasmus MC and Fouchier argued that the rules don’t apply to Fouchier’s papers because an Annex to the document carves out exceptions for ″basic scientific research″ and for information already ″in the public domain.″ The ferret studies were basic scientific research, Fouchier’s lawyer argued, because the researchers sought to better understand mammalian transmissibility of an influenza strain; meanwhile, the methods used in the study to generate mutants had been described before and were well-known.The court, which heard arguments in the case on 29 August, did not buy this line of reasoning. Making H5N1 airborne was not just basic research, but was a “practical goal,” the judges said; and while the methods had been described before, the researchers had “taken steps and made choices that have led to entirely new outcomes.” To avoid hollowing out the regulations, any exceptions “should be interpreted strictly,” the court said, adding that it’s not up to individual researchers to decide whether their work is basic research.The court acknowledged that its decision could cause delays in the dissemination of scientific information but said this “disadvantage” is outweighed by the importance of preventing proliferation.Fouchier and Erasmus MC have 6 weeks to take their case to the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.last_img read more

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For Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry might be as valuable as ever

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES James isn’t there to thwart them this time.His leaving has opened up the path to the East title, and Toronto — the team with the NBA’s second-best record this season, 58-24 — might have its best chance yet of reaching the NBA Finals.“It’s going to be an incredibly tough series,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “I think that Toronto is as good as there is in the NBA and we will be tested immediately.”And the 76ers surely won’t consider Lowry a third option.They played four times this season, and Lowry scored exactly 20 points in three different games — making him one of eight players (Leonard being another) to have that many 20-point outings against the 76ers in this regular season.“I think we’re just continuing to get better,” Lowry said. “We’re growing as a team, growing as a group. I think our communication is getting a lot better. I think the time that we have in studying one team … it’s really good for us.”His scoring is down, and that’s largely by design. The Raptors don’t need him going into games thinking he needs to get 25 to give his team the best chance of winning anymore.Leonard said scoring isn’t a valid evaluator of Lowry anymore. He’s among Toronto’s best at deflections, taking charges, getting steals, diving for loose balls. His toughness isn’t in question either — in Game 5 against Orlando, Lowry dislocated a finger on his right, shooting, hand. He popped it back in himself and shook it off afterward.Nurse equates Lowry’s leadership to that of a savvy veteran quarterback. And Leonard doesn’t disagree with that comparison.“He makes us all better,” Leonard said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He is not complaining.“It’s about winning,” Lowry said. “It’s a team game. It takes a good team to understand situations, mismatches … for me, it’s about being a good teammate, helping my guys. If I need to score I can go score. If I need to pass, I can pass. But winning games is all that matters.”The Raptors won their last four games of the first round. It’s the first four-game winning streak of Lowry’s long playoff career.“It’s a blessing to have him on the floor,” Leonard said.The Raptors’ playoff shortcomings — and Lowry’s — are well-documented. The second round is where their seasons ended in each of the last two years, both in sweeps. They lost in the East finals in 2016. In all three of those seasons, it was LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers that sent them into the summer.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) scores past Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) and guard Terrence Ross (31) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)The biggest play Kyle Lowry made in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs might have been overlooked.Game 3 in Orlando, time winding down, Toronto clinging to a three-point lead. Kawhi Leonard’s jumper was well short, barely grazing the front of the rim. The rebound hits the floor and ricochets between Orlando’s Terrence Ross and D.J. Augustin. They lunged for the ball, and they never had a chance.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Russell Westbrook shrugs off critics after playoff exit Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Out of nowhere, Lowry swooped in between the Magic guards, grabbed the rebound and extended the possession. Seconds later, game over, Raptors win. Orlando’s chance at a tie never came, because Lowry knew exactly what was required in the ultimate moment.“Kyle does things by example,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He throws his body around. He’s continually blocking out guys, seemingly twice his size and keeping them off the glass. He’s stepping in and taking charges. Those are inspiring-type plays, I think, that rub off and are contagious and get the rest of the guys on your team to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat’s what they need, too.Lowry and the Raptors are headed to the second round of the East playoffs starting Saturday, when they play host to Philadelphia in Game 1. He wasn’t a big scorer in the first round, went scoreless in Game 1 against the Magic — got criticized for it, though that doesn’t bother him much anymore — and has basically become Toronto’s third scoring option thanks to the acquisition of Leonard and the emergence of Pascal Siakam. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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SPORT-FOOT-CITY 2LAST

first_imgThe only change to the two teams announced for Tuesdays The only change to the two teams announced for Tuesdays game was Citys inclusion of Ilkay Gundogan in place of David Silva, who was rested “as a precautionary measure”. – Gundogan debut -================== Having been sidelined by a knee injury since signing from Borussia Dortmund for 20 million pounds, it was Gundogans first outing in a City shirt.City attacked the game in a manner akin to their slick first-half display in Saturdays 2-1 win at Manchester United and it took them less than nine minutes to go in front.Aleksandar Kolarov fizzed a cross into the box from the left and Aguero darted in front of Andreas Christensen to stab home, ending a five-game Champions League scoring drought.Visiting goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved sharply from Gundogan after an incisive move involving Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Aguero, while Fernandinho shot narrowly wide.Gundogan won the penalty that brought Citys second goal when he was caught on the back of the leg by Christoph Kramer, although contact may have occurred just outside the box. Aguero sent Sommer the wrong way, taking his tally for the campaign to eight goals in all competitions.Sommer also had to beat away a shot from Gundogan, but Gladbach improved after Schubert sacrificed Kramer for Julian Korb and switched from a back three to a back four.A spectator up to that point, City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo got down smartly just before half-time to parry a crisp Lars Stindl effort.advertisementCity initially had to work a bit harder for their chances in the second half.But the hosts raised their level with 15 minutes remaining and after Sommer had pulled off sharp saves to thwart Raheem Sterling and Aguero, the pair combined for Citys third in the 77th minute.Sterlings pass down the inside-left channel took Korb out of the game and Aguero rounded Sommer before rolling in his hat-trick goal.Leroy Sane came on for his home debut and made a quick impression by teeing up Iheanacho to smash home in stoppage time. AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

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REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED ON MEMORIAL DAY

first_imgMemorial Day ceremonies took place around the area today (Monday) honoring members of our military who gave their lives in serving our country.Here in Sioux City, the rain did not prevent the American Legion and local Marine Corps League veterans from holding their annual remembrance at Memorial Park Cemetery.Rene LaPierre of American Legion Post 627 says the military serves no matter what the weather conditions are:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MEMDAY1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..pay our respects. ;20LaPierre reflected on how the military preserves and guarantees our rights in his remarks:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MEMDAY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………freedom to protest. :10Jill Miller, along with Barb Johnson, performed an acoustic trio of patriotic songs at the ceremony:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MEMDAY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….gave us this freedom. :15American flags lined the lanes and graves in that cemetery and an Avenue of Flags was displayed along South Lakeport at Graceland Cemetery in Morningside.In Hawarden, Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg spoke at a ceremony at West Sioux High School.last_img read more

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