Akelco to restore power in Ursula-hit areas next month

first_img“Kailangannatin sila sa pag-repair ng service drop wires sa mga kabahayan. Wala naman tayong nasirangsubstations at facilities, ang nasiranatin mga poste, transformers, electric meters at linya. Halos apektado angating coverage area ni ‘Ursula’ kumpara noong typhoon Yolanda,” Martinezadded.  Due to this, a state of calamity wasdeclared in Aklan following the devastation of typhoon “Ursula” on Dec. 25,2019.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) This was after the NationalElectrification Administration (NEA) tasked the Aklan Electric Cooperative(Akelco) and Power Restoration Rapid Deployment Task Force Kapatid to beat thedeadline.  In this world-famous island, however,power restoration efforts are still ongoing in the barangays of Yapak, Balabagand Manoc-Manoc.     As of this writing, Akelco has managedto energize 27,000 households or about 20 percent of the 143,000member-consumers in Aklan and northern Antique. Akelco’s initial damage topower distribution infrastructure has already reached P73 million. Over 850 electric posts were alsotoppled at the height of typhoon “Ursula’s” onslaught in the franchise area. Martinez said electricians, retiredlinemen and local contractors were mobilized to fast track the powerrestoration in various households.center_img A contingent of line workers andtechnical personnel from Iloilo, Zamboanga del Norte, Antique, MisamisOccidental, Lanao del Norte, and Bukidnon – with their utility trucks – hasalso helped in the restoration efforts. BORACAY – The sole power distributorin Aklan is working “non-stop” to restore electricity in the typhoon-ravagedareas of the province. Linemen repair electric poles damaged during typhoon “Ursula.” The Aklan Electric Cooperative, with the help of “Task Force Kapatid,” has been working “non-stop” to restore electricity in the typhoon-ravaged areas of the province. AKELCO NEA sees full restoration in coverageareas of Akelco by February, according to Akelco assistant general manager JoelMartinez.  Martinez said portions of the affectedtowns in Aklan have electricity before New Year. last_img read more

Too soon to call title – Rooney

“Look at Manchester City against QPR. They should have got the win, had a lot of chances but ended up dropping two points. That could quite easily have happened to us against Southampton the following night. It proves we have to keep picking up the points when we can. “Once it comes down to the last four or five games, then we will see what position we are in and work out what we have to do.” The fact Ferguson gave the green light to Rooney completing the full 90 minutes of England’s victory over Brazil suggests he may be spared further exertion this weekend, although, as the forward pointed out, he is not the only one at United who gets their hands dirty when the graft has to be done. “We don’t have anyone who doesn’t want to do the work,” he said. “We all look at the statistics after the game to see how much running we have done and are well aware of everything we do. There is no hiding place with all the technology and stuff.” Ferguson has still not forgotten how his side twice established a two-goal cushion against Everton last season and were unable to close out the contest. It has been a similar story this term, only United have generally found a way to squeeze out a succession of unconvincing victories. Rooney has no answer to a conundrum Ferguson has grown increasingly sick of trying to find a solution to. However, while he, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez in particular continue to find the net on a regular basis, the damage should not be too extensive. “I can’t put my finger on why we are not killing teams off,” said Rooney. “We have scored plenty of goals. It is the most we have scored at this stage of the season. We have conceded too many and have done throughout the season. But that is the way we have been set up to play. We have to just keep our scoring going.” Press Association Wayne Rooney does not intend to start assessing Manchester United’s Premier League title credentials until the finishing post is in sight. United have a built up a formidable nine-point lead over Manchester City with their win at Fulham last weekend. But with an Old Trafford encounter against Rooney’s former club Everton on Sunday, whose fightback in the corresponding fixture last season blew the door open for City to be crowned champions, the 27-year-old is adopting a blinkered approach. “Results are the most important thing now,” he said. read more

Ireland set for Turkey test

first_img The Football Association of Ireland confirmed on Friday that the Turks will play at the Aviva Stadium on May 25. Their visit will rekindle unhappy memories for Ireland, who missed out on a place at the finals of Euro 2000 after a 0-0 play-off draw in Bursa sent Turkey through on the away goals rule. Martin O’Neill will send his Ireland team into friendly battle with Turkey as he prepares for his first qualification campaign. Ireland, who face Serbia in Dublin next month, are hoping to arrange further fixtures at the end of the current season with manager O’Neill planning in earnest for the start of the Euro 2016 qualifiers in September. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: X Games cancels stop in Minneapolis due to virus

first_imgThe Latest: X Games cancels stop in Minneapolis due to virus April 24, 2020 Rebel Converting, which manufactures hospital-grade disinfectant wipes, is making and donating the masks. ___The U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior have been canceled. That makes six USGA championships that have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The U.S. Junior Amateur was to be played July 20-25 at Hazeltine National outside Minneapolis. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled for July 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.The USGA says it wouldn’t be able to hold qualifying for its two premier junior championships because of health guidelines. State associations were to hold 100 qualifying events in 41 states between May and July. Edmonton’s triathlon, scheduled for Aug. 17-23, was the grand final to a seven-race world series, of which the previous six have all been postponed.World Triathlon said it was trying to organize new dates for some of those races. ___The rest of the Dutch soccer league has been canceled and leading team Ajax won’t be declared the champion.The Eredivisie is the first top-tier European league to end its season prematurely because of the coronavirus crisis. Belgium could ratify an end to its season on Monday. The organization said last month it would pay part-time and hourly employees through the end of the regular season after leagues announced the suspension of their seasons.“We could not be prouder of how our company and employees have come together to provide relief and support to the many in need,” chairman Stan Kroenke and vice-chairman Josh Kroenke said in a joint statement Friday.The Kroenkes thanked their full-time staff for “continuing to adapt” through this tumultuous time. They added that “while tough decisions lie ahead for all businesses worldwide, we will continue to do everything in our power to support the well-being of our entire staff.”___The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has canceled remaining winter championships and spring sports for the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the X Games postponed a winter event stop in Chongli, China, scheduled for February and canceled an installment in Shanghai in May.The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city. The deal was originally for 2017 and ’18, but two more years were added after a successful first year.X Games vice president Tim Reed praised Minneapolis for its hosting of the event.The X Games plans to bring regular and original programming through the World of X Games TV series and on digital and social channels. They will kick off an event called “Real Street” in May. It’s an all-video, all-street skateboarding competition shown on XGames.com.___ Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season.Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.”___ The president of the French soccer federation wants the season to restart with the two domestic cup finals followed by remaining league games.France is on lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The league is scheduled to restart on June 17 if the government allows it.French soccer federation president Noël Le Graët says he hopes “to resume the season and try to go to the end.”His new proposal is that the French Cup final be played either on June 13 or 20 with the League Cup final three days later and then the 10 league games.Le Graët says “this proposal wasn’t challenged.” “Given that juniors in most parts of the country are not physically attending school at this time, we did not feel comfortable asking them to compete in qualifying events,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of championships.Meanwhile, qualifying for six other amateur events — including the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur — have been delayed until May 18.___Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment established a COVID-19 relief fund for its employees and donated $500,000. The organization hopes the fund will soon top $1 million.KSE formed a committee to review the requests to offer financial assistance. The Milwaukee Bucks arena will serve as a distribution site for 2½ million non-surgical face masks. The Bucks opened Fiserv Forum to speed up the delivery of masks to the community. The distribution is part of MaskUpMKE, a local initiative.Healthy individuals are invited to sign up for a volunteer shift and pick up a box of face-covering kits at the Fiserv Forum’s loading dock, starting Saturday. Kits contain instructions and materials to quickly make 700 face masks. Volunteers then can return the boxes to Fiserv Forum.Volunteers will answer questions to ensure they’re not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.After a 72-hour quarantine period, the face coverings will be distributed under the guidance of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity also will assist in the distribution of the masks to those most at risk of contacting the coronavirus. The league, heading into its eighth season, was scheduled to start play on April 18. The nine teams had started opening training camps when the season was postponed on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak.All NWSL training facilities are closed except for medical treatments that cannot be performed at home.The league said when play is resumed there will be an appropriate training period before matches are played.Triathlon’s world series grand final in Edmonton in August has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision was inevitable after Alberta’s chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 15 people through summer. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A Summer X Games stop in Minneapolis scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo expects there to be a 2020 major league season.Baseball has been on hold since last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, right along with most sports and other aspects of everyday life.Rizzo said on a conference call Friday: “I’m optimistic, as is the commissioner, that we’ll have baseball in 2020. I’m upbeat about that. The most important thing is to do it in the right way and the safest manner we can. But I believe that we will have baseball.”The GM said the owners of the World Series champions have committed to giving Nationals employees full salary and benefits through the end of May.___ Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9. The NCHSAA announced the move Friday. That followed the announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper that public schools in the state would remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year.The NCHSAA had previously suspended sports through at least May 18, including the men’s and women’s basketball state championship games originally set for March 14. The organization’s board of directors will discuss finalizing the basketball playoff results, summer policies and eligibility concerns for the fall next week.Commissioner Que Tucker said it was a statement the group “had hoped we would not have to make.” But it followed guidelines from Cooper’s office, the Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education.___The National Women’s Soccer League says it is extending the team training moratorium through May 15. ___The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games.The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021.More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.The money is being awarded through the Olympic Solidarity program. The program aims to help all 206 national Olympic teams and the refugee team send athletes to the games. Ajax was level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar but ahead on goal difference when the league was suspended last month. The Dutch soccer federation, known as the KNVB, says Ajax is considered to be on top of the final standings but won’t be awarded a 35th national title.The KNVB adds it will allocate Champions League and Europa League spots by the current standings.Among the clubs to lose out is Utrecht, which was sixth, three points behind fifth-placed Willem II, which occupies the last Europa League spot. However, Utrecht had played one game less and had superior goal difference. There will be no promotion or relegation. ___ The FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”FIFA previously said it will make substantial sums from its $2.7 billion reserves available in an emergency fund.___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans.The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season. ___FIFA says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic.Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle.FIFA says the next installment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year.FIFA is easing some criteria required before being paid but the money is still subject to audit checks. 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Dajuan Coleman’s early second-half run pushes Syracuse past Florida State in blowout win

first_img Published on February 11, 2016 at 10:58 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse After scoring Syracuse’s first four points of the second half at the rim, Dajuan Coleman found himself at the top of the key with the ball in his hands and the game’s momentum at his fingertips.There was an open driving lane to his left, if he could get around 7-foot-3 center Boris Bojanovksy. There was even more space in the paint, if he could balance his momentum while lumbering around Bojanovksy’s outstretched right arm. There was a rising cheer in the Carrier Dome — the kind that made you think the guy with the ball may have played his high school hoops down the road — and it was about to get even louder.Coleman waited a few beats, made a small head fake then bounded toward the rim with two thundering steps. He flicked up a left-handed layup that nicked the square of the backboard and fell through the net. The center’s personal 6-0 run to start the second half turned a three-point halftime lead into a nine-point cushion, and it was the springboard Syracuse (17-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) needed in an 85-72 win over Florida State (16-8, 6-6) in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night.From there, Coleman assisted on the Orange’s next basket before picking up his third foul and exiting to a standing ovation. His final line, on its own, was a mildly impressive eight points, three rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes played. But in the 2 minutes and 33 seconds after halftime, Coleman accounted for all of SU’s points and helped it build a lead the Seminoles could never overcome.“It was fun,” Coleman said. “We got a good lead out of that and I think I got everybody going after that too.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first 20 minutes, Coleman bumbled up and down the floor and was lethargic on both ends. He made 1-for-4 shots, one of those misses coming on the backend of a crisp no-look pass from Frank Howard. He was a big reason why FSU collected 10 offensive rebounds and 16 second-chance points in the first half. Coleman walked into the halftime break with two points, two rebounds and something to prove.In the locker room, Malachi Richardson said that SU head coach Jim Boeheim “got on Dajuan a little bit.” Boeheim wanted Coleman to be more aggressive with the ball in his hands and on the glass, and he let the center know that the Orange needed more out of him.And it got more, and then some.“Dajuan gave us a big start to the second half,” Boeheim said. “… Those were all good momentum plays.”First it was a two-handed dunk on a feed from Michael Gbinije. Then a second-chance layup after grabbing a rebound behind Bojanovksy. Next was the running layup down the left side of the lane and then the laser-like pass to a cutting Malachi Richardson to top it all off.For much of this season, Coleman has battled the rust of back-to-back knee surgeries and watched freshman Tyler Lydon play a bulk of his minutes in the middle of the 2-3 zone. But for 2 minutes and 33 seconds in front of 22,506 screaming fans, the big man from nearby Jamesville-Dewitt (New York) High School looked every bit like the starting center SU had before the injuries. Before 22 months away from the court. Before Coleman became a game-by-game question mark and his position turned into a void to fill.When he gathered his momentum after finishing that layup at the rim, his final points of the night, the game stopped for a second and Coleman sauntered to half court. Richardson screamed “Let’s go!” in his face and smacked his hand. Trevor Cooney wrapped him in a quick bear hug and, only after the Orange formed a zone on the other end with Coleman at the center, did he unleash his emotion and pump his hands in the air for more crowd noise.Twenty-four seconds later, Coleman committed a touch foul and walked to the bench to a standing ovation. He gave every coach, teammate and manager a high-five after stepping off the court. Then he plopped into a seat next to Boeheim, pulled on an orange warmup shirt and wrapped a white towel around his neck.Boeheim tapped Coleman’s knee and said “Good job, Dajuan,” and 50 minutes later the final scoreboard indicated the same thing.“D.C., he’s such a good guy, he looks intimidating but he’s such a good guy,” Gbinije said. “We know it’s tough not to play for two years, especially me I know it’s tough not to play for a year and be expected to play right away, it’s tough. But we knew he could get it going. He’s a really good player.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s volleyball can’t escape losing skid

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team lost a heartbreaking match to No. 10 Pepperdine last Saturday evening.Photo by Ling Luo | Daily TrojanAfter an embarrassing 0-3 loss to No. 2 crosstown rival UCLA, USC traveled to nearby Malibu to take on another Southern California team — Pepperdine University. The Waves boast a very impressive resume with an overall record of 7-3, including wins over ranked teams such as No. 4 UC Irvine and No. 14 Ball State. The Waves’ upset over the Anteaters prepared the team heading into their match against the Trojans. Pepperdine played a near flawless game against Irvine, firing 13 aces and out-blocking Irvine 8-7.5. Pepperdine’s trio of outside hitters, junior David Wieczorek, senior Alex Harthaller and senior Colby Harriman, led the team. Wieczorek recorded a team-high 19 kills and three aces. Harthaller had 13 kills and three aces, while Harriman contributed with 10 kills and three aces. Junior middle blocker Max Chamberlain also had three aces of his own. Against USC, Pepperdine’s same outside hitter triplet proved to be the difference. Wieczorek continued his remarkable hitting, slashing .371 with 18 kills and six digs. Harriman had 16 kills and five aces, and Harthaller went off for 10 kills, nine digs and four blocks. Chamberlain somewhat quietly had seven kills and six blocks while hitting .636. Sophomore outside hitter Noah Dyer and freshman Robert Mullahey each recorded four blocks and tallied 10 and eight digs, respectively. USC was led by junior outside hitter Jack Wyett, who had a game-high 20 kills and seven digs. Junior outside hitter Gianluca Grasso was second with nine kills, 10 digs, three blocks and two aces, while junior middle blocker Connor Inglow had six kills and four blocks. Meanwhile, junior outside hitter Ryan Moss had an unusually poor performance with only five kills, two aces and two blocks.For USC, this season is bordering on disaster. While the ranking committee previously gave them some leeway and took into account their brutal schedule, the Trojans are now completely out of the top 15. With upcoming games against No. 12 Grand Canyon, No. 13 UC Santa Barbara and No. 6 BYU, it doesn’t appear that the Trojans have a clear way out of their losing skid. The only hope is that head coach Jeff Nygaard can inspire his team and possibly make some adjustments to the team’s rotation in hopes of motivating his players. Otherwise, USC’s season may be all but over.last_img read more

L’Equipe claims: Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for LA Galaxy

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has a new club! The famous striker, who was wearing Sweden’s jersey, will leave Manchester United and continue his career in the United States.The Old Trafford club will not cause him any problems, and Ibrahimovic will go to Los Angeles, where he will wear the LA Galaxy jersey.The renowned French “L’Equipe” writes that the agreement was reached three weeks ago, and that Zlatan has already signed the contract.Ibrahimovic again got hurt at the end of the last year. After returning and recovering from the knee injury, he has played three games, but it was obvious that in the last year of the contract he will not get much chance, so he went to the Major League Soccer (MLS) to secure himself.LA Galaxy refused to comment the media allegations, but the source close to the club confirmed that Zlatan is coming, in March or at the latest in July. (Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Top Indian bowler an injury doubt for second test against New Zealand

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement lscbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5n1l0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1gcy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2tWould you ever consider trying this?😱azwCan your students do this? 🌚fhsfyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although the Indian cricket team suffered from a bad batting performance in the first New Zealand Test, there was comparatively a better output from the bowling squad. However, before the second Test tomorrow, a bad news is woeing the supporters. The respectable performance from the Indian bowlers in the first Test was led by Ishant Sharma, who returned to the pitch following an injury, and stunned with a 5 wicket haul. Unfortunately, there are speculations that the veteran pacer might be missing out the second match, as there are doubts raising for another injury.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettySources have stated that Sharma arrived for practice today, but had to leave the nets after feeling pain in his right ankle. He was taken for a checkup, and after the reports arrive, it will determine if the pacer will be deemed fit for tomorrow’s game at Christchurch or not.Sharma’s six weeks of injury leave before the New Zealand series happened due to an ankle injury he sustained during a Ranji Trophy match back in January, and his recent discomfort may be a relapse of that.Advertisement The 31 year old was stunning against the Kiwis in the first match, and picked up five wickets in the first innings, while churning out an impressive economy rate of 3.04. This was also Sharma’s 11th 5 wicket haul in Red ball cricket.The brilliantly in-form Sharma’s absence from the second Test might be a big blow for Kohli and the squad, who are eyeing a 1-1 series draw in tomorrow’s match, which will conclude the lengthy tour of New Zealand.Advertisement However, in case of the seamer’s absence from the Men in Blue squad, Umesh Yadav or Navdeep Saini will take his place. However, its more likely to be the more experienced Yadav, than Saini who is yet to earn his first Test cap for India.Yadav, who has earned 45 Test caps for India, expressed his dissent for not being a part of the regular squad. “I am eager to play red-ball cricket in New Zealand. I have performed well in recent times and I’m in good touch too. My series against Bangladesh was good too. I am pretty positive about my selection for New Zealand Test series.” Yadav said last month.The 32 year old fast bowler made his last international appearance in the Bangladesh Test series back in November 2019, and stated that he would prove himself on the pitch again. “If I am selected, I am going to give my 100 percent. I have worked a lot on my line and length. I am hoping for the best.” It appears Yadav may finally have his return to the Indian team tomorrow.Also read-See what stalwards Sachin and Sehwag have had to say about batting sensation Shafali Verma Advertisementlast_img read more