The PMA also announced that swimmingclasses would remain suspended until it has placed all the needed safetymeasures. Swimming teachers Robert Bete andAntonio Catalan were found “negligent and imprudent” during the swimming sessionthat led to the death of Cadet Fourth Class Mario Telan Jr., the PMA on Fridaysaid. MANILA – The Philippine MilitaryAcademy (PMA) announced that two of its swimming teachers were sacked followingthe Nov. 8 drowning of a cadet. “The PMA is committed to leaving nostone unturned on the case of Cadet Fourth Class Telan, and will continue toinstitute measures for the safety of all cadets so that this tragic incidentwill not be repeated,” the PMA said. Sanctions for two Fourth Class Cadetmarchers who failed to account their classmates before and after the swimmingclass are still being discussed, it added. It is also arranging to have a teamfrom the Philippine Navy Special Operations Group to be part of all water-bornetraining activities of the Cadets.(With areport from ABS-CBN News/PN) Both Bete and Catalan are barred fromholding public office and from taking the civil service examinations. They haveyet to comment on the PMA’s decision.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to resurface US Highway 421 in Greensburg this spring and summer.Work will also include the installation of 51 ADA-compliant curb ramps.Crews will repair and resurface the highway between Wilder Street to just south of State Road 3.There will be closures starting in June to pave the section between Main Street and the bypass.Preparations for the project will begin on Tuesday.
Batesville, In. — The “Work Batesville Job Fair” will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall in Batesville.Businesses are encouraged to register here for the event. Unemployed or underemployed people are encouraged to attend the event in proper attire for the position desired and with multiple copies of your resume.
The result at The Hawthorns means Palace, overseen for a second successive match by caretaker boss Keith Millen, have now lost nine of their 10 league fixtures this term and their last seven in a row. As for the Baggies, it made for a welcome return to form after last week’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool, which had ended a five-match unbeaten run in the league. And for their 20-year-old forward Berahino, the success story simply continues. In what is truly proving a breakthrough season, this goal added to the one that had helped his team to all three points at Manchester United in September. His other four Albion goals have come in the Capital One Cup, and he has also scored four times for England Under-21s. Talks are ongoing between his representatives and West Brom over a new contract and Baggies fans will be eager to see a deal finalised. The hosts, 11th in the table, began brightly and Shane Long, starting a league game for the first time since his proposed transfer deadline day move to Hull failed to materialise, tried to latch onto a ball over the top that deceived Julian Speroni, but the striker could not prevent it from going out of play. Virtually out of nowhere, Palace then fired a warning as their former Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura collected the ball from Marouane Chamakh’s flick-on and cracked a shot inside the box that Boaz Myhill managed to parry at his near post. Chamakh attempted to burst through the Baggies defence soon – after only to overhit the ball, before Guedioura collided with Myhill and appeared to take a knee to the chest. Having been down for some time receiving treatment, the Algeria international was carried from the pitch on a stretcher, with Jason Puncheon replacing him. Around 10 minutes later Albion were forced into an early substitution of their own as Billy Jones, nursing an apparent hamstring problem, came off for Berahino. The game had gone into something of a lull, which James Morrison’s shot blazed high over the bar and Puncheon’s skewed effort across the face of goal did little to alleviate, but West Brom then snatched the lead with a minute of normal time remaining in the first half. Collecting the ball from Brunt on the left, Sessegnon found the space to drift into the Palace box and provided a cutback for Berahino, who took one touch with his right foot before finishing with his left. Berahino tried his luck again moments later with a shot from outsie the area that Speroni dealt with. West Brom were again on the attack after the restart and it required a decent headed clearance from Joel Ward to avert the danger from a cross by Morgan Amalfitano, who then had strike blocked by Danny Gabbidon. Palace tried to hit back and after Myhill pushed a deflected Puncheon shot behind, Jedinak connected with Jerome Thomas’ corner but sent his header narrowly wide. The ball then came to Chamakh in a dangerous position, and although he failed to control it and it ran away from him, it might have gone in. At the other end, Dean Moxey made a superb last-ditch tackle to take the ball away from Long, who had looked set to score following good work from Berahino, before Brunt steered an effort just wide. West Brom’s second then duly arrived as McAuley crashed in Brunt’s delivery. Palace strived to pull a goal back, with Myhill denying substitute Yannick Bolasie, but they were soon out of time. Saido Berahino scored his sixth West Brom goal of the season as managerless Barclays Premier League basement boys Crystal Palace sunk to a 2-0 defeat. Substitute Berahino opened the scoring in the 44th minute, collecting the ball from Stephane Sessegnon just inside the area and slotting home calmly. Albion’s 2-0 win was then wrapped up in the 83rd minute when Gareth McAuley headed in from Chris Brunt’s corner. Press Association
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka has no intention of leaving the club this month, despite the ongoing furore over his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration – but has made it clear he has an open mind about his future beyond the end of the season. That game was also new West Brom head coach Pepe Mel’s first in charge. And at a press conference to preview his next – Wednesday’s clash with midlands rivals Aston Villa, which will be Albion’s first match since Anelka was charged – the Spaniard indicated he intends to keep selecting the striker. Asked if Anelka would play against Villa, Mel said: “He has a 99 per cent chance, yes.” West Brom have said their own internal inquiry into the matter will be concluded once the FA’s disciplinary process has finished, and that they will not be making any further comment relating to Anelka’s charge until then. The ‘quenelle’ was created by a friend of Anelka’s, French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, who has been prosecuted for anti-Semitism. Anelka has said his salute, which he described as a “dedication” to Dieudonne, was aimed at the French establishment. The player has also insisted he is neither anti-Semitic nor racist. Reports over the last few days have linked the former France international, who joined Albion in July on a one-year deal that they have the option to extend by another campaign, with Italian outfit Lazio, and on Saturday he wrote on Twitter: “On my way…” Anelka then posted a series of further messages on Monday in which he signalled his desire to stay with the Baggies. But the 34-year-old also made reference to the prospect of his situation changing this summer – with retiring at that point appearing to be an option he is giving considerable thought to. He tweeted: “Thanks to Lazio & all the others clubs who wanted to sign me this last days. See you this summer if I decide to continue… “But the question is why should I leave my club & England? I’m happy here & I did nothing wrong… “So now it’s time to stay focus on my football with my club & I will try my best on the pitch like I always do!” The Football Association has charged Anelka over the ‘quenelle’ pose he struck after scoring against West Ham on December 28, a salute some say is anti-Semitic. He faces a minimum five-match ban if found guilty. Anelka has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, which it is understood is unlikely to take place until the end of February. Shortly after the West Ham game, West Brom released a statement saying they accepted the celebration had caused some offence and that Anelka had been asked to refrain from doing it again, with the player agreeing to do so. He has continued to play for Albion since and started their last fixture, at home against Everton on January 20, just hours after the Baggies’ sponsors Zoopla announced they had decided to end their association with the club at the end of this season. Press Association
One’s a soft-spoken junior. The other’s an outspokensophomore. But together, Ben Street and Blake Geoffrion are captains in thewaiting for the UW men’s hockey team.The Badgers had their end-of-the-year awards banquet Friday,recognizing members of the team for their performances during the 2007-08season. While the event was a chance to reflect on the season that was, thefocus of Mike Eaves’ squad has already shifted to next year.For the first time since 2003-04, Wisconsin will have twocaptains and no assistant captains — a change of pace from the most recentseason, in which senior Davis Drewiske donned the “C” on his sweater,with Street and senior Kyle Klubertanz serving as assistants.On its surface, the decision to name co-captains might be abit of a strange one. Instead of having one true team leader in the locker roomand on the ice, the Badgers now have two.In Street and Geoffrion, though, the talented UW team thatcame within one goal of the Frozen Four should be in good hands.Either one could have earned the title of Mr. Reliable.Street played in all 40 of Wisconsin’s games, and never went more than threegames without recording a point. Meanwhile, Geoffrion missed just four gameswhile playing in the World Juniors and had only one stretch of more than twogames in which he was held scoreless. The duo trailed only Kyle Turris inscoring, finishing in a tie for second on the team with 30 points (Streetnotched 13 goals and 17 assists, while Geoffrion added 10 and 20).Production like that — as well as the dependability — isdefinitely something fans want to see in their team leaders.But captains can’t be fully identified by stats alone.Whoever takes on the added responsibility needs to have a sense of maturity andan innate ability to lead.Street has shown he’s got these characteristics already,serving last year as an assistant captain under the tutelage of Drewiske;Geoffrion continues to exhibit his comfort with the team, and has had plenty offamily history to draw on for leadership (his dad, grandfather andgreat-grandfather all played in the NHL).Mix their personalities together, and you’ve got the recipefor success.Street is not the most vocal member of the team, preferringto speak softly and let his play do the talking — much in the way Drewiskecarried out his captain duties. Geoffrion, on the other hand, is a wholedifferent story.Perhaps the loudest member of the Badgers, Geoffrion is notafraid to get in your face both verbally and physically — especially if you’rea member of the opposing team. His game is all about annoying the opponent,getting under their skin and taking advantage of a flustered foe. In some ways,he’s like the A.J. Pierzynski or Charles Barkley of college hockey.With such contrasting styles of play, it might seem somewhatof an anomaly that they’ll be leading the team in tandem. Looking closer at thesituation, however, one might find the move much more strategic than itappears.Aside from what they do on the ice, the Street/Geoffrionregime will provide balance to a team that looked inconsistent at times thispast season. The calmness and consistency of Street should keep the Badgersgrounded and level-headed, while the physical play of Geoffrion will give theteam an added level of intensity both in the locker room and on the ice.Last season, Drewiske was looked up to by a very young UWroster that boasted nine freshmen and nine sophomores. Now that they havedeveloped and matured with a year of experience under their belt, the team isready to make the leap.Street and Geoffrion are just the guys to make that happen.?Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. Let him knowwhat you think makes a perfect captain by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk about a switcheroo.The first 59 minutes of USC and UCLA’s annual cross-town battle Saturday qualified as a certifiable snoozer.Setting the tone · Junior linebacker Malcolm Smith got USC on the board by returning an interception 62 yards for a score. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanBut boy did the sparks fly in the final seconds, when UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel called a timeout as USC attempted to run the clock out on a would-be 14-point victory.That was all the provoking USC coach Pete Carroll needed. On the next play he called on freshman quarterback Matt Barkley to deliver a 48-yard touchdown strike to junior receiver Damian Williams to break open the game.That gave the Trojans the 28-7 win in front of a decidedly quiet crowd of 85,713 at the Coliseum, but it also brought almost the entire UCLA sideline onto the field in what almost ended up in a brawl.“That was just competing,” Carroll said in his postgame press conference.Neuheisel said he didn’t blame Carroll for the decision to run a play-action pass with the Trojans up by 14 in the final minute.Still, his players expressed surprise at the call that mirrored Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s choice to go for the two-point conversion two weeks ago against the Trojans.“I was speechless,” sophomore safety Rahim Moore said. “They caught us off guard.”That last minute demanded most of the postgame attention, but for much of the game, junior linebacker Malcolm Smith was the story.He picked off a Kevin Prince pass in the first quarter and took it back 62 yards for a touchdown, providing the Trojans their only points of the first half.Smith, who has missed three games this season because of a shoulder ailment, was also credited with 15 tackles in the game, a career-high.“He was finally himself,” said redshirt sophomore middle linebacker Chris Galippo. “All year he’s been hindered by a few injuries and this and that, but this is the one game that everybody got to see the real Malcolm Smith.”Daily Trojan | Geo TuSmith also stuffed three UCLA plays for a loss.“He was all over the field,” Carroll said. “He played a beautiful game.”As a whole, the Trojan defense held the Bruins scoreless until late in the fourth quarter, rattling both UCLA quarterbacks all game long. Redshirt freshman Kevin Prince and senior Kevin Craft combined to complete 18-of-39 passes for no touchdowns and three interceptions.“We made too many mistakes, particularly on offense,” Neuheisel said.It was a performance not seen from the USC defense in recent weeks. In their last five games prior to Saturday, the Trojans had given up an average of nearly 35 points per game.“Defensively, it was huge to keep the score down,” Carroll said. “We were able to adjust and keep things in order.”UCLA’s first — and only — score came with less than six minutes remaining in the game on a direct-snap two-yard run by senior running back Chane Moline.That made the score 14-7, putting the Bruins in position to make a final push to tie the score.But USC responded with a methodical nine-play drive capped by a two-yard touchdown run by redshirt junior running back Allen Bradford, using up more than four minutes of clock.Bradford ran four times for 30 yards on the drive — for a total of 62 yards on 14 carries in the game — and served as a decoy on multiple Barkley passes.“We threw it when we had to and we used a little play-action here and there,” Barkley said. “When it counts, those are the big drives that you really need.”For the much-maligned USC offense, the possession was a bright spot.“I was really proud of the offense — that was their best drive of the day,” said offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. “And we needed it. We had to take it down and get some points.”And so the 79th meeting between the two teams ended exactly like last year’s, with the Trojans on top by a score of 28-7.There will be no Rose Bowl for either Los Angeles school, but in what has amounted to a mediocre season for both, USC can again go home with bragging rights.“It’s always good to beat UCLA,” Bradford said. “They play us tough every year regardless of whether they’re ranked or they’re not or what’s going in the season or how bad their record is or how bad our record is.”Compared to other in-state rivalries across the nation, the so-called battle for LA has lacked in bravado since UCLA’s 13-9 upset over the Trojans in 2006. But the late-game antics this time around might have created something to look forward to next year.“It was good to see a little controversy, I guess you could say,” Galippo said. “Every other rivalry in the nation is like that, and it was good to see that here.”
Published on April 24, 2016 at 10:50 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ A group of Louisville players gathered in the concourse of the Carrier Dome after the team’s 13-10 loss to Syracuse. Maybe UofL’s biggest individual loss that led to its defeat was at the draw circle, where Kayla Treanor helped SU win 16 draws. The Cardinals won nine.Louisville’s Kaylin Morissette, who has won the most draw controls per game in the country, walked up to a group of teammates and a few parents after the game.“Keep being strong on the draw,” the parent said to Morissette.“I’ll do my best,” she responded before posing for a picture.But most players’ and teams’ best has hardly been enough to beat Treanor this year or ever in her career. On Saturday, Treanor even won 12 draws to herself compared to Morissette’s four. And the senior SU attack piled that on top of her two goals and three assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Today I looked at, a couple goals break the record, but to have 12 draw controls against the No. 1 draw control person in the country, who only had four, was amazing,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “So, I thought that was her biggest feat of the day was dominating the top draw control person in the country.”Jordana Rubin | Web designerThis is the time of year when Treanor should be able to look back on all she’s done, because over the last four years she’s proven to be one of the best women’s lacrosse players ever. In addition to leading Syracuse to the win on Saturday, she broke the career record for goals at Syracuse.That record was a long time coming for a player who has been No. 5 Syracuse’s (14-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) best for the last two seasons. Now is the time to understand what Treanor has done, independent of this postseason, is nothing short of amazing. In addition to being second in career points and first in career goals, she’s helped SU get to each of the last three seasons’ final weekends. But instead of looking back, Treanor deflected to her teammates.“I guess I feel really lucky to have played here and to have played with such good players because there’s a lot of people before me that set the path,” Treanor said, “and without my teammates I would have never gotten these opportunities and without playing on good teams you don’t get as many opportunities as I’ve been so fortunate to have.”Fans already knew Treanor’s next goal would break the record. After her first goal, the public address announcer let everyone know Treanor had tied it. Then there was a false alarm of sorts, too — a Treanor goal was disallowed at halftime but not before it was announced as her record-breaking goal.Yet, after Treanor’s actual record-breaking goal, the fans gave half an ovation. Treanor ran back to the draw circle before the crowd’s clapping could even really start. As fans clapped, she hardly looked around. She just patted the pocket of her stick and waited for the referee to place the ball between her and Morissette.“Definitely with the momentum of the game, that goal,” Treanor said of how sweet the goal was, “We needed a score, we were not doing well in the second half and we needed a score.”That’s the way it’s always been for Treanor.Hannah Wagner | Staff PhotographerEven as Treanor walked into the press conference, she donned a sweatshirt that read “NCAA lacrosse.” She’s always looked ahead, because how she defines herself, at least publicly, is how her team performs. And what she wants is the NCAA lacrosse championship that has so nimbly slipped out of SU’s grasp the last three seasons.Regardless of the postseason, regardless of how Treanor judges her success, regardless of whether attaining the goals record was a bucket-list item or not, Treanor has changed the game all while innovating the work of former SU players Katie Rowan, Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo. All while making Syracuse into an elite program.Sure, part of that is having Gait, possibly the greatest men’s player of all time. But Treanor has been with the program for more than 20 percent of its existence and has molded it as much as any player before her. Her stick skills are almost unparalleled now or in the sport’s history and she hasn’t just been one of SU’s best players ever, she’s been one of the sport’s best players ever. A championship and a Tewaaraton Award would cement her legacy. There’s no doubt about that.But as the final stretch of Treanor’s career reaches its end — a stretch she’ll surely use as a benchmark — what she has done to this point should be recognized.Chris Libonati is an Asst. Sports Editor at The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or @ChrisLibonati. Comments
Dundalk wrote another memorable chapter in the history of Irish football last night. Ciaran Kilduff’s headed goal two-minutes from time salvaged a 1-all draw for the Lilywhites at A-Z Alkmaar, to secure a first ever group stage point for an Irish side in Europe. The result is all the more remarkable given that they did it with ten men after Stephen O’Donnell was dismissed 19-minutes from time.
Akii-Bua in action. He was the first man to run the high hurdles under 48 seconds as he won Uganda’s first Olympic Gold medal in 1972. The only other Olympic gold has been from Stephen Kiprotich, in the marathon in 2012. FILE PHOTO via David Isabirye | Kawowo SportsKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG & AFP | Kenyan ace Eliud Kipchoge looks set to become the first man to run Marathon’s 42.195 kilometres in under two hours today October 12, 2019 in Vienna.“This is about history,” he said at the pre-race press conference on Friday. “It’s about leaving a legacy. It’s about inspiring people.”“Breaking the two-hour marathon barrier would be like man landing on the moon,” he said. He added that it would “show to the world that when you focus on your goal, when you work hard and when you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”Kipchoge’s bid to create a “moon-landing” moment by running a historic first sub-two-hour marathon brings back memories of someone who actually “landed on the moon” before — Uganda’s John Akii-Bua.On September 2 1972, Akii-Bua did something no other man had done before. In the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Akii-Bua was drawn in Lane One for the 400m hurdles. At 4.31pm local time, he won the gold medal in an astonishing new world record time of 47.82 sec, three-tenths of a second under the world mark set by Britain’s Hemery in the 1968 Mexico Olympics.He was the first man to run the high hurdles under 48 seconds; first African to win gold in an event under 800m, and of course Uganda’s first Olympic gold winner.!In winning, Akii Bua,23, became the first East African athlete ever to set a world record either in the Olympics or in any other international athletics meet and the second African to do so after Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia at the 1964 Tokyo Games. Bikila won the Tokyo Marathon in 2 hours 12 minutes.Akii Bua doing his thing in an event considered highly technicalWhile Kipchoge’s attempt is being scrutinised because of the type of shoes he is going to race in, there was no such farce for Akii-Bua, as it is said, he broke the record “in a pair of shoes he’d worn for two years and run down that one spike was missing.” (read Kiphcoge profile page 2)More remarkable, was he run that final from the inside lane – considered the least favorite position in the one lap race.The Akii Bua secretsKenyan superstar Kipchoge, who holds the marathon world record and is reigning Olympic champion, sounds very confident , having come close to breaking the two-hour barrier when he was 25 seconds too slow in another staged run, at Italy’s Monza race circuit in 2017.Usually, by the time such professional athletes make the attempt, they have already either beaten or come close to the record in training before.It is said that months before John Akii-Bua broke the 400m hurdles world record at the 1972 Munich Games, he had already come very close to the mark several times in training at Wankulukuku and Nsambya grass tracks. This after he returned from high-altitude training in Kabale with his British coach Malcolm Arnold. Akii Bua died an unhappy man in 1997, a lesson for many of today’s Ugandan athletes who have now wisely invested heavily in their future, and life after sports. (follow live feed page 2)Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 His coach Malcolm Arnold kept it a secret from the world for obvious reasons. The only media house that knew the potential Akii-Bua was taking to Germany, was Kampala sports magazine Recorder, that predicted a record.Akii-Bua went on to shatter the world record, becoming the first man to run under 48 seconds.Akii-Bua was one of the geniuses among athletes, according to his British coach Malcom Arnold“While other runners were gasping for breath at the end of the race, the 6′ 2″ Ugandan skipped, jogged, jumped round the track – even leaped over a few more hurdles – on his victory lap. He is recognised as the inventor of the victory lap.”He returned home to a jubilant nation. Then President Idi Amin Dada promoted him in police, for which he was running, named a street after him in the city, and gave him a car and house as prizes.Because of international politics, with Africa pushing for the liberation of South Africa, he missed the 1976 Olympics and a showdown with United States rival Edwin Moses because of the boycott by Uganda and other African nations. Edwin Moses went on to set a new world record in 1976 and to reign until Kevin Young became the first man to run under 47 seconds in 1992.