A sea of #UP: Celebs, politicians at Maroons vs Blue Eagles Finals game

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP alumnus Ogie Alcasid posted on Instagram a photo and a short clip of the UP crowd with the caption: A sea of #UP. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MANILA, Philippines — Once again, celebrities trooped to the historic basketball championship game of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of the Philippines (UP).In the UAAP Season 81 Game 2 between ADMU and UP at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday, showbiz personalities and politicians witnessed the “Battle of Katipunan” and cheered for their respective alma maters.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ateneo flexes muscles in game 2, sweeps UP for back-to-back UAAP titles MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Comedian Vice Ganda also joined in on the fun as he tweeted from Araneta Coliseum likening the energy of UP supporters to that of fans of a famous K-pop group.Ang lala ng energy ng UP crowd parang fans ng isang sikat na K-Pop group.— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) December 5, 2018Meanwhile, proud UP alumni politicians also showed up to support the state university.To name a few, Vice President Leni Robredo as well as Senators Kiko Pangilinan, Sonny Angara, Juan Miguel Zubiri and Nancy Binay were present during the game, where ADMU was eventually crowned champion. /kgaThe VP @lenirobredo, who’s a UP alum, watching Game 2. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/p8MKxdAyoD— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) December 5, 2018 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

3 nabbed by CANU with 5kg cocaine

first_imgAgents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Wednesday afternoon intercepted two motorcars on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Kitty seawall, Georgetown, with a quantity of cocaine, guns and ammunition. As a resultSome of the items that were unearthed by CANU ranksof the operations, three males were taken into custody.They are Aundre Singh of Lot 779 Section B, Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara; Clifford Gouveia of Lot 14 Little Abary, East Coast Demerara; and Oneil Charan, of Lot 47 Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown.Based on information received, Singh and Charan were in a white Premio motorcar bearing registration number PSS 8977 along the Rupert Craig Highway, while Gouveia was the driver of another motorcar with registration plates PLL 5213. At the time, a box was being transferred from one car to the other.Ranks of CANU swopped down on the operation and intercepted the box which contained five suspected bricks of cocaine and beauty soaps. Upon weighing the suspected cocaine, it amounted to 5.582 kilograms.However, the home of Singh was subsequently searched and a further 6.6 grams of suspected cocaine, along with US$5000 and GY$3 million were found.In addition, one Taurus Revolver with matching ammunition and one Pistol with matching ammunition were discovered in another section of Singh’s house.The three suspects are in custody and are expected to be arraigned with cocaine trafficking today.last_img read more

Baldwin Park’s first female mayor dies in Temecula

first_img“The greatest thing about her was her elegance and her supportive and encouraging way,” Hastert, 53, said. “People loved her. She was just so nice.” Gregory Mesias lived in Baldwin Park for more than 40 years and worked to develop better parks and recreation services throughout the city. Hastert said Gregory Mesias’ passion for public service began when she was a young girl. “There was a street she’d walk down where she used to live, and she thought it would be safer with a traffic light so she wrote a letter to the city about it and a light was installed,” Hastert said. “That’s when she was only in high school. I think that’s what started her in public service.” Covina resident Laura Brady was friends with Gregory Mesias during her first campaign. BALDWIN PARK – Adelina Gregory Mesias, who was the first female mayor of Baldwin Park, died Wednesday at her home in Temecula. She was 92. Family members said she underwent surgery for breast cancer in February and had been at her home ever since. In 1964, Gregory Mesias was elected to the City Council and in 1971 made local history when she became mayor. She held the position for one year. Donna Hastert, Gregory Mesias’ step-daughter, said she will always remember her mother’s kind heart. “She had the most wonderful personality of anyone you’ve ever met,” said Brady, 82. “We would still send clippings to each other from our newspapers, and she was always very proud to be Baldwin Park’s first female mayor.” Funeral services for Gregory Mesias will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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

Modric says English pundits ‘underestimated’ Croatia

first_imgMidfielder Modric said the team had been motivated by people saying they would be “tired” after their previous two matches went to penalty shootouts.“We showed again we were not tired,” he said. “We dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.”Kieran Trippier gave England the lead in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia before Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute.“English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia and that was a huge mistake,” Real Madrid’s Modric told ITV. “They should be more humble and respect more opponents.“All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired’.”England face Croatia in October and November in the new Uefa Nations League.Croatia, whose previous best World Cup performance was a third-place finish in 1998, face France in Moscow on Sunday.“It is the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud,” added Modric.World Cup final place ‘is everything’ to Croatia fansCroatia defender Dejan Lovren said Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or if they win Sunday’s final, describing his team-mate as the “best midfield player in the world”.The Liverpool centre-back also believes he should be considered one of the world’s best defenders.Lovren, 29, made 43 appearances for Liverpool last season as they finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.But he was criticised for some of his performances during the season, and received a death threat after October’s 4-1 defeat by Tottenham.“I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense,” he told Bein Sports.‘We have become a football force’Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and several other politicians wore the national team’s football shirt to a meeting of the government on Thursday.“This success speaks of the strength of a country that is not big, but has a huge heart, courage, enthusiasm and these young men who have gone a step further than the brilliant generation of 1998, ” he said. “In 20 years we have really become a football force.”Newspaper Vecernji List carried the headline “This is unbelievable, now only sky is the limit, we can be champions” and pondered how the players were able to find the energy reserves necessary to survive their third period of extra time of the tournament.“This is not a miracle, this is unbelievable! What our players have shown is beyond all parameters, above everything,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka ModricLONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – Croatia were “underestimated” by English pundits who lacked respect, says captain Luka Modric.Zlatko Dalic’s side beat England 2-1 in extra time to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history.last_img read more

45% of drivers caught by Valley’s red-light cameras aren’t cited

first_img“If this is about public safety, why are a large percent of the violators getting away with no consequences?” Los Angeles Police Commission member Alan Skobin . “We need to see a better job is being done.” Police say they have made progress in the past few months to find the drivers and ticket them. They also note that glare from windshields and license plates interferes with about 2 percent of the images. But they emphasize it’s not the technology that is allowing violators to get away with running red lights. By far the biggest obstacle to ticketing violators, they say, has been outdated or unidentifiable car registrations. Last year in the Valley, where three of eight projected cameras were up and running, 2,928 violations were recorded, but just 1,608 tickets were handed out, police said. Citywide between May 2006 and April 30 of this year, police were able to cite just 60 percent of violators – or 10,882 of the 18,035 caught on tape, according to a report released last week by the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission. “There are certain pockets of the city that those numbers are much higher than other parts of the city,” said Sgt. Matthew MacWillie, who coordinates the effort for the Los Angeles Police Department. He noted that cameras at Van Nuys Boulevard and Nordhoff Street, and at Sepulveda and Victory boulevards traced fewer red-light runners than cameras in other parts of the city. Police say the bulk of violators who weren’t ticketed have cars registered to drivers who no longer own the vehicles. Under state law, car owners are required to have insurance when they register the car. But police suspect that some owners fail to register because they can’t afford – or didn’t want to buy – sometimes expensive insurance. Some drivers also sell their cars to uninsured motorists who simply don’t bother with registration. While police say they don’t have a precise breakdown of how many violators captured on camera were unregistered or uninsured, officials estimate that about 25 percent of Los Angeles County motorists could be uninsured. LAPD officials acknowledge that the cameras are falling short of the original goal of a 70 percent to 80 percent citation rate, but said they have been getting closer – nearing two-thirds as of August. “This system works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It works in hot and inclement weather,” MacWillie said. “It frees up a motor officer to work in other areas.” Perched atop signal poles at some of the city’s most dangerous intersections, the multiple cameras take three seconds to four seconds of video at 30 frames a second. One camera zooms in on the front license plate and the driver, then turns as the car zooms off. Another camera catches the entire car speeding through the intersection. Violators receive a ticket in the mail, and they can view the evidence online. Once a plate is captured, the LAPD contacts the last recorded registered owner. But the department can’t cite them for another driver’s offense. For each $381 red-light ticket given, the city coffers add $157.19, according to the LAPD. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council members, who frequently appear at news conferences to unveil the new cameras, have spotlighted the gadgets for making the city’s clogged streets safer. “Regardless if it’s at 60 percent or 80 percent, it’s a far cry from not having any police officer at the intersection,” said Councilman Tony C rdenas, who has been monitoring the program’s success. But the effort has been stumbling since its inception. Before the cameras were even installed, a bid for the contract set off a high-profile lobbying battle and the city turned off the prior red-light camera system as the contract expired. Questions arose about the financial stability of Rhode Island- based Nestor Traffic Systems, which built it. And earlier glitches included out-of-focus videos and poor timing. The company says the slip-ups are behind it. “You are always going to have some number of plates that you can’t retrieve, or you have mismatches because of various issues,” said Todd Eikinas, chief operating officer for Nestor and the architect of the system. “But as far as the technology, it’s cutting edge.” But City Councilman Dennis Zine said he will be requesting more information on how the cameras are working. “This makes no sense. I have some serious questions about this program,” said Zine, a former LAPD motor officer. “There are hundreds of thousands of dollars that aren’t being collected. There is no deterrent.” But police credit the cameras with bringing traffic collisions down by 15 percent at about 10 of the city’s most dangerous intersections. “The program is doing exactly what it is intended to be doing,” MacWillie said. “This is traffic safety.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles’ $15 million, high-tech camera system designed to catch red-light runners let nearly half of all violators in the San Fernando Valley off the hook last year because the drivers couldn’t be identified, according to police data. While officials had hoped the cameras would result in a citation rate as high as 80 percent, in the Valley that was running at only 55percent last year. While the rate citywide is slightly better at 60 percent, critics question the gaps and note that the project is now nearly five months behind schedule with only 26 of 32 cameras in place. And as of April, the unissued citations have meant the city has lost at least $1.1 million. last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Monday, March 28

first_imgListen back as Paul and Andy bring you the best bits from this special Bank Holiday Monday Hawksbee and Jacobs show!last_img

Justice, Matua forgo senior years

first_imgJustice will make a formal announcement at USC on Monday, but sent in the paperwork to the NFL on Friday, according to his father, Gary Justice. Winston Justice told USC coach Pete Carroll and offensive line coach Pat Ruel on Friday he submitted the paperwork and intended to turn pro. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaMatua made his announcement at a church in Carson in front of about 100 people, including USC offensive linemen Sam Baker and Ryan Kalil. Toms sets record, ties with Campbell HONOLULU – David Toms felt a gentle breeze on his face when he stepped to the first tee Saturday in the Sony Open. Compared with his first two weeks in Hawaii, it must have felt like playing golf in a dome. In calmer conditions along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Toms set a course record at Waialae Country Club with a 9-under 61 that turned the Sony Open into a two-man race with the equally hot Chad Campbell. Campbell played even better from tee-to-green, with 11 birdie chances inside 15 feet. He converted eight of them for a 62 and was tied with Toms at 14-under 196, seven clear of anyone else. His 61 broke by one shot the record at Waialae since it was changed to a par 70 in 1999. It was last set by Ernie Els a year ago in the final round. The course record still belongs to Davis Love III, who shot 12-under 60 in 1994. LeBron commits to play for U.S. PHOENIX – LeBron James has committed to playing for the U.S. team at this year’s world championships and the 2008 Olympics. Managing director of USA basketball Jerry Colangelo met with James before the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Phoenix Suns, but thought the 21-year-old Cavs’ star already had committed in a meeting in Chicago on Dec. 22. However, James was quoted as saying he still had to talk to Colangelo before making any commitment. Levy not going to coach Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Buffalo Bills general manager Marv Levy clarified Saturday that he’s not a candidate for the vacant coaching job. Jim Haslett and the team have had preliminary contact about the post. The clarification comes a day after the 80-year-old Hall of Fame coach repeatedly declined to rule himself out as a candidate to take over as coach following Mike Mularkey’s resignation. Haslett’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told The Associated Press on Saturday that his client has had contact with the Bills. Schaffer declined to say who made the initial call, but added that no interview has yet been scheduled. Wilson agrees to deal with Pirates PITTSBURGH – Outfielder-first baseman Craig Wilson chose not to go to salary arbitration and agreed to a $3.3 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The 29-year-old Wilson made $3 million last season, when he missed 103 games because of two left hand injuries. He hit .264 with five homers and 22 RBIs. He had a team-leading 29 homers in 2004. From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img USC lost two starting offensive linemen Saturday as tackle Winston Justice submitted paperwork to the NFL stating his intention to turn pro and guard Fred Matua said he also would leave early. Safety Darnell Bing is expected to announce today that he will turn pro, the final day for underclassmen to inform the NFL of their intentions. last_img read more

HORSLIPS AND DR FEELGOOD TO HEADLINE RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL

first_imgBirthday presents don’t come much better than the line-up of headline acts announced today on what would have been the 64th birthday of the Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher.Born at the Rock Hospital, Ballyshannon on 2nd March 1948, Gallagher is credited as being the pioneer of Irish Rock n’ Blues and to this day is acclaimed worldwide for his raw energetic live performances.It’s fitting then that a star-studded line-up of Classic Rock ‘n Blues acts will headline this years 4-day Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon from Thursday 31st May to Sunday 3rd June 2012. In what is being welcomed as a superb Festival line-up that includes headline acts, Legendary Irish Rockers HORSLIPS, Former Rolling Stones Guitarist, Mick Taylor & his band, renowned Rhythm ‘n Blues band, Dr. Feelgood, former Thin Lizzy & Motorhead Guitarist, Brian Robertson with the Eamonn McCormack Band, the prolific guitarist from Mama’s Boys, Pat McManus and local Donegal legend, Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie.The headline acts were announced today at a press briefing at the Mansion House, Dublin that was attended by Horslips members Jim Lockhart and Barry Devlin, Mama’s Boys legend Pat McManus and Boxtie frontman, Johnny Gallagher.Jim Lockhart from Horslips said, “We knew Rory very well and we are honoured to be going home to his hometown of birth to celebrate great rock music. Donegal is a spiritual home to Horslips, so returning after many years and doing it for Rory in Ballyshannon is going to be classic”.Barry Devlin from Horslips said, “I have been to the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon on three occasions and I absolutely love the vibe, the international visitors and for us to play in honour of Rory, its going to be brilliant. The Big Top in Ballyshannon on the 3rd June is going to be magical for Horslips”. Pat McManus of the Mama’s Boys said, “When I travel the world the one question I get asked is, ‘did you know Rory Gallagher’? I am proud to have known and played with him. He was the first real rock star and the greatest rock act to ever come out o Ireland.The voluntary committee that organise the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival had earlier announced 21 Preliminary acts, with the festival certain to attract Rock n’ Blues fans from across Europe to the hometown of the Irish Rock n’ Blues Guitarist.Over 12,000 music fans converged on Ballyshannon for last year’s 4-day Tribute and it’s expected that similar numbers will attend the 2012 event, with a large performance Big Top Concert Tent making a first ever appearance at the Festival, and it will play host to the headline acts on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd June 2012.Tickets are now on sale through the official website www.goingtomyhometown.com and at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide for the Headline Concerts. A special three night “Early bird ticket” for the 3-nightly concerts at the Festival Big Top are on sale at just €50.Thousands of Rory’s loyal fans from throughout the world will converge on Ballyshannon between Thursday 31st May and 3rd June 2012, for 4 days of open-air concerts, street gigs, nightly concerts, pub gigs, exhibitions and much more. The Rory Gallagher festival website www.goingtomyhometown.com has all details pertaining to the 4-day festival, that was recently named the Best Irish Festival for attendances between 10,000 and 30,000 visitors at the recent Irish Festival Awards.Chairperson of the Rory Gallagher Festival, Barry O’Neill says, “We are delighted that so many great musicians are going to pay homage to Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon and I know that Rory’s Fans and music followers will be delighted with this line-up many of whom have played through the great Gallagher years, have played the same stages and indeed are hugely respected at home and abroad”.Among the acts announced earlier are renowned UK Blues Guitarist , Larry Miller and his band, Dutch Band “Laundromat” who make a welcome return to Ballyshannon after seven years, the crowd favourites Sinnerboy and Shinkicker, while there is a debut for Glasgow band “Against the Grain” and no Rory Gallagher Festival would be complete without local rockers Moonchild and The Skins.OTHER ACTS APPEARING AT RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL 2012: * LARRY MILLER BAND (UK) * PAT McMANUS BAND (Ex. Mama’s Boys)* LAUNDROMAT (Holland) * JOHNNY GALLAGHER & BOXTIE* SINNERBOY (England) * AGAINST THE GRAIN (Scotland)* MOONCHILD (Ballyshannon) * GOOD TASTE (Spain)* SHINKICKER (England) * SEAMIE O’DOWD BAND (Ireland)* MARK BLACK BAND (Ireland) * DAVE McHUGH BAND (Dublin)* PETER PRICE * TONY DOWLER’s HELLHOUNDS (England)* THE SKINS (Ireland) * ZERO RESISTANCE (Derry)* JED THOMAS BAND (UK) * MESSIN’ WITH D’GALLAGHER* MONICA HELDAL (Norway) * SHE’S A BEAUTY (Ireland)* A Unique Concert with JOE O’DONNELL who released the acclaimed album entitled “Gaodhal’s Vision” in 1977 with Rory Gallagher and Phil Lynott.HORSLIPS AND DR FEELGOOD TO HEADLINE RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 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:Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festivallast_img read more

Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle

first_imgEngineers from Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area this morning to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.This programme is being delivered across Donegal and the rest of the country to replace pipes and repair leaks, targeting and prioritising investment where it is most needed. Irish Water acknowledged the significant ongoing level of disruption to water supply in the area due to regular bursts on the network.Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig welcomed the news of the planned upgrade of the system.The existing pipework is asbestos concrete, a common pipe material used in the 1980s which tends to burst quite frequently as the pipes reach the end of their life cycle.Commenting Kevin Love, Irish Water said: “This is not an acceptable situation and we are aware of the impact on local residents and businesses in the area. We are committed to dealing with the issues highlighted as soon as is achievable. Irish Water agrees with the need to replace these pipes as a matter of urgency and we have reprioritised water mains replacement work in Donegal to bring this project to the top of our list. “Until the upgrade works are completed, Donegal County Council, in partnership with Irish Water, will work to minimise disruptions due to future interruptions to supply by working to prevent bursts, prioritising any outages that might occur and carrying out all repairs as quickly as possible.”The Falcarragh project is currently in the design stage of delivery. This week our regional contractor Farran’s Construction Ltd began site survey works required for design.There are two sections of water mains planned for improvement:Replacement of problematic rising mains to the Cashel reservoir with approximately 1.7km of new rising main.Replacement of problematic water mains on the distribution network with 1.4km of new water mains. This will include new service connections from the new water main to each individual property. Associated to the design of an engineering project such as water pipe replacement there are a number of regulatory requirements which must be met in advance of construction commencement.Irish Water currently plans to commence the construction of this project in Autumn of this year.A spokesman added “We will continue to engage with the local community and elected officials once the detailed design is complete and dates for commencement are available.“Communications will also issue during the delivery of the project to ensure the local community are kept informed of progress. “The completion of this water network improvement project will provide the wider community in Falcarragh with a more reliable secure water supply and also reduce leakage.”Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle was last modified: September 6th, 2019 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:FalcarraghIrish Watermeetingpipeslast_img read more

Smith ‘wanted by Cardiff City’

first_imgCardiff City are still trying to sign Tommy Smith on loan, according to The People.Smith, who played under Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay at Watford, was previously linked with a move to Wales.He is part of the 25-man squad at QPR, whose manager Mark Hughes has continually insisted that Smith will not be allowed to leave. But it is claimed Mackay will return with another offer.Mackay was also recently linked with a move for Smith’s Loftus Road team-mate Jamie Mackie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img