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first_imgCalifornia Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue said a decision about whether or not the court can rule on the overturn of California’s ban on same-sex marriage could be reached as soon as next week, according to the Los Angeles Times.In Nov. 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, which defines marriage as a union strictly between a man and a woman. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court, which is currently hearing the case to repeal Proposition 8, has called upon the California Supreme Court to make the ruling to determine whether citizens can defend a law in court.A DADT panel discussed issues of spousal benefits for same-sex couples in the military. – Rachel Bracker | Daily TrojanBenjamin Lopez, a legislative analyst and lobbyist for the Traditional Values Coalition of California, argued that since California citizens voted Proposition 8 into law it is the duty of the state to uphold the sanctity of marriage, and in the State’s absence the people should inherit that right.“There is currently a dilemma, where the decision of the people is not being properly ruled in the court,” Lopez said. “Proponents of Proposition 8 and their attorneys have a right to defend Proposition 8 in court if Schwarzenegger and Brown aren’t going to.”Attorney Theodore B. Olson, a lead lawyer for the repeal of Proposition 8, argued in a letter to the California Supreme Court that the federal law mandates that the state, not the people have the right to defend a law in court.“It is clear that California law vests the Attorney General — not private litigants — with the authority to represent the State’s interest in litigation,” Olson wrote. “Proceedings would needlessly delay a decision from the 9th Circuit … and intolerably prolong the denial of plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.”Vincent E. Vigil, the director of USC’s LGBT Student Resource Center, believes that the current attempt to repeal Proposition 8 reflects the changing opinions of Californians in regards to same-sex marriage.The attempt to repeal Proposition 8 has revived the debate over same sex-marriage in the State of California.“You can clearly see by recent polls that people’s mindsets have changed on same-sex marriage,” Vigil said.Vigil attributes the changed public opinion to non-profit equality organizations, which have continued to educate the public on same-sex marriage since the passage of Proposition 8.“Proposition 8 doesn’t incorporate the current mindset of the voters.” Vigil said.Supporters of Proposition 8 argue that the proposition accurately reflects the views of California voters.Vigil said he thinks the issue of same-sex marriage is being unfairly utilized as a political tool.“[Same-sex marriage] is a political issue that conservatives and some liberals are using to get votes, and it’s sad that people’s values and freedoms are in the middle of this political mud slinging,” Vigil said.Some students, such as Monroe Ekilah, a freshman majoring in computer engineering and computer science, say same-sex couples should be entitled to all the legal benefits of marriage, regardless of personal views.“I disagree with Proposition 8 because the legal benefits override the morals,” Ekilah said. “I don’t have to agree with [same-sex marriage].”last_img read more

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter a pair of scoring “malfunctions,” the Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s annual Red-White scrimmage ended in an 85-85 tie.Head coach Bo Ryan left the coaching to his assistants and even though Red led 32-22 at the half — before building the lead to 71-48 during the second half — the score was changed to 71-71 with five minutes to play in order to simulate a close game. With 14.7 seconds left, and White team now ahead, the score was once again changed — this time to 84-84 — before Brian Butch’s free throw finally put the White team ahead 85-84.“We tied it up … to find the go-to guys, have a little bit more pressure at the end of the game,” Ryan said, explaining the scrimmage’s scoring changes.On the ensuing possession, however, Morris Cain of the Red team corralled a loose ball and was fouled by Jason Bohannon with 1.1 seconds remaining. After White coach Greg Gard called a timeout to try to ice Cain, the junior missed the first free throw and made the second to tie the game. A floor-length pass to Butch got deflected, and the senior was unable to get a shot off in time. There wasn’t much scoring early on for either team, as the Badgers were playing on the Kohl Center court for the first time this season and exhibited a little bit of rust.“You can definitely tell the difference in shooting with the background,” Ryan said of shooting at the Kohl Center hoops.The White team, featuring sharpshooter Jason Bohannon, finished a dismal 1-14 from behind the 3-point line. The Red team didn’t fare much better, shooting just 2-9 from behind the arc.“There’s guys that have better practices than the way they’ve played today, and there are guys that have played better today than what they did in practices,” Ryan said, acknowledging that the scrimmage isn’t necessarily an indicator of how players will play.Still though, Butch was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points, including three monster dunks that served notice the senior has recovered from the late-season injury that sidelined him last season. The surprise of the game, however, may have been Cain. The forward finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and an impressive block on Butch that wowed the crowd. Cain and Butch were two of the seven Badgers who scored in double figures. Junior Kevin Gullikson had 11, Joe Krabbenhoft had 18 and freshman Keaton Nankivil had 13 for White. Marcus Landry finished with 11 points and freshman Jon Leuer finished with 13 for the Red squad. The crowd’s biggest reaction came when Bohannon found Landry for a sweet alley-oop on second-half breakaway. Though the scoring came easier once both teams started to loosen up, Ryan was still pleased with the defensive effort out of both sides. Even so, the coach said it is tough to truly measure defensive success during an intra-squad scrimmage.“These guys are going against each other every day on all these possessions,” Ryan said. “Defensively I think you find out more once you play against other people … Is it bad defense when you score or is it good offense? You never know.”With Wisconsin’s first game — an exhibition against UW-Eau Claire Nov. 4 — still a couple weeks away, the scrimmage gave the team a chance to improve and pinpoint what it needs to work on. “Anything that you do, you can learn from it,” Ryan said. “We’ll learn from it.”last_img read more

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoThe No. 11 Wisconsin volleyball team (21-3, 13-2 Big Ten)was looking to bounce back after a not-so-stellar weekend. And bounce back in abig way they did, sweeping Illinois (15-10, 7-8) 30-14, 30-23, 30-28 Wednesdaynight at the Field House.”I’m happy with that win,” head coach Pete Waite said. “Ifeel like we got back on track (and) we were playing better ball.”The Badgers dominated the Illini from the first serve inGame 1, cruising to a 30-14 win. Led by sophomore outside hitter BrittanyDolgner — who began and ended the game with a kill and totaled five for thegame — Wisconsin was almost flawless, hitting at an incredible .652 clip withonly one error.”We definitely had a little extra motivation going intotonight’s match,” senior setter Jackie Simpson said. “[We were] really focusedon playing our volleyball and just really relaxing out there and playingtogether and having fun.”After Saturday night’s match against Northwestern, Waitesaid his team needed to get back to serving tough, something he believed it gotaway from last weekend. The Badgers responded with four service aces in thefirst game alone — eight for the match– in holding the Illini to .030 hittingpercentage. “We did a lot of serving drills (in practice),” juniorMorgan Salow said. “We even did a drill serving our toughest, and we had to get10 points in a certain number of minutes with our passers passing. … I think itwas a lot better tonight.”After allowing Illinois to jump out to a 4-1 lead to startGame 2, Wisconsin, behind the serving of senior libero Jocelyn Wack, went on a7-0 run to reclaim the lead. The Badgers would never relinquish the lead, andthe Illini would not come within more than three points the rest of the game.Coming out of the locker room for the third game, Wisconsincooled off a little bit and continued to trade points with Illinois for most ofthe game. Behind strong play from Vicki Brown and Laura DeBruler, who each hadsix kills in the third game, the Illini were able to grab a lead at 25-24 andgot within two points of claiming Game 3 at 28-26. However, the Badgersfinished the game and the match thanks to a 4-0 scoring run. UW hit .243 forthe game while the Illini improved to .250.”I don’t like to be in that position in the third,” Waitesaid of trailing late in a game. “We talk about character. We talk about comingback and staying strong and not folding. That’s still important, but we justweren’t able to break lose of [Illinois] in that game.”For the match, Wisconsin outplayed Illinois in everystatistical category. The Badgers outhit the Illini .362 to .157 and were ledby senior middle blocker Taylor Reineke with 13 kills and four blocks.Sophomore Caity DuPont chipped in with 11 kills and two blocks as the Wisconsinalso out-blocked Illinois 11-5.After getting stuffed early on in Game 1, DuPont finishedthe match without another attack error and a career-best .556 hittingpercentage.”Confidence is a big thing,” DuPont said. “If something goeswrong at the beginning of the game, you just need to wash it off, because ifyou focus on that, you’re not going to play very well the rest of the match. Ijust forgot about and just played my game.” Salow also got in on the fun in only her fourth start of theyear. She finished the match with five kills and zero errors for a .294 hittingpercentage. She also added two service aces and three blocks.”I’ve been trying to work really hard in practice and justdo my thing,” Salow said. “Even if I don’t start and [Waite] puts me in, I knowI have a job to do.” Because of strong serving and good defense, Wisconsin wasable to hold Illinois top two hitters in check for most of the match. DeBruler,who is first in the Big Ten averaging 5.00 kills per game, finished the matchwith 13 kills and a .171 hitting percentage. Brown was the only other Illini indouble figures with 12 kills”Wetook two very good hitters, who had been doing very well all season, inDeBruler and Brown and really kept their hitting percentages down and theirkill totals down,” Waite said. “I think that was the big difference in thematch.”last_img read more

first_imgWHAT:         Grade III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKESDistance & Conditions: 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old filliesWHEN:          Saturday, March 5 Race 5, (approximate Post Time–2:30 p.m. PT) MY DYNAMO, owned by Rusty Brown, Phillip Lebherz and Alan Klein, returns to Santa Anita following a close second place finish in the 1 1/16 miles (synthetic Tapeta) California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 6. Trained by Jeff Bonde, the Kentucky-bred filly by Discreetly Mine was fifth, beaten 2 ¾ lengths, two starts back in the 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes here Jan. 2. Ninth, beaten 22 lengths by Songbird five starts back in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante, My Dynamo will be making her seventh career start. WHY:             Undefeated Eclipse Champion Songbird will continue on her road to the Santa Anita and Kentucky Oaks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. Considered by some to be America’s top 3-year-old, irrespective of gender, Songbird heads a field of 10 sophomore fillies.WHO: My Dynamo, Fernando Perez, Jeff Bonde, 119Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, Doug O’Neill, 119Street Fancy, Victor Espinoza, Phil D’Amato, 123Pageant Material, Santiago Gonzalez, Richard Baltas, 119Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, Patrick Gallagher, 119Songbird, Mike Smith, Jerry Hollendorfer, 123Code Warrior, Anne Sanguinetti, Manuel Badilla, 119Jade Princess, Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert, 119Not Now Carolyn, Kent Desormeaux, Keith Desormeaux, 119Mokat, Flavien Prat, Richard Baltas, 119 MOKAT, owned by J K Racing Stable and trained by Richard Baltas, comes off a close third place finish in a one mile turf allowance here on Feb. 5. A Kentucky-bred filly by Uncle Mo, she has been favored in three out of her five starts but would appear better suited on turf. A romping one mile turf maiden winner in her second start on Oct. 31 at Del Mar, she was subsequently second, beaten a half length, in the Grade III, one mile turf Jimmy Durante Stakes Nov. 28. With Mike Smith opting to stick with the favorite, Mokat will be handled for the first time by Flavien Prat. STREET FANCY, owned by Agave Racing Stable, won the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 12, but was subsequently annihilated by Songbird in the Grade II, Las Virgenes, finishing 28 lengths back while eased. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Street Fancy, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Sense, will be ridden back by Victor Espinoza, who rode her for the first time on the Las Virgenes. SONGBIRD, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. and the Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Filly for 2015, will try to follow up on her sensational 6 ½ length win here in the Grade II, one mile Las Virgenes on Feb. 6 and extend her unbeaten streak to six. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is unbeaten in two starts at Santa Anita and is prepping for the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. Regular rider Mike Smith termed her half mile workout in 48 flat here on Sunday thusly: “That was probably one of the best half miles I’ve ever gone, about as easy and as smooth as you could possibly go–very impressive.” JADE PRINCESS, owned by Don Alberto Stable, showed brief speed and was subsequently beaten 13 lengths while running fifth behind Songbird in the Las Virgenes here Feb. 6. Trained by Bob Baffert, the Kentucky-bred filly by Tapit was a 1 ¾ length first condition allowance winner going one mile here two starts back on Jan. 8. In what will be her sixth career start, Jade Princess will be handled for the first time by leading man, Rafael Bejarano. NOT NOW CAROLYN, owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Don’t Tell My Wife Stables, LLC and partners, this lightly raced daughter of Tapit comes off a solid gate to wire one mile maiden special weight win on Jan. 28 and appears to be an up and coming sort. Well beaten in her first two tries, she improved dramatically in her first start for trainer Keith Desormeaux on Jan. 28 and if she can continue her ascent, she could be a factor on Saturday. LAND OVER SEA, owned by Reddam Racing, LLC, a Kentucky-bred filly by Bellamy Road has been soundly beaten by Songbird in four out of her six lifetime starts, including her most recent, as she finished second, beaten 6 ½ lengths, in the Las Virgenes Stakes here on Feb. 6. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Land Over Sea was off at 23-1 in the Las Virgenes but figures to be a shorter price on Saturday as she hopes to improve on her last effort with regular rider Mario Gutierrez up.last_img read more

first_imgIf there’s a beneficiary of the break in the world of soccer, that’s Robert Lewandowski. It must be remembered that the Bayern striker suffered a fracture of the tibial rim in the left knee joint throughout the 3-Zero victory towards Chelsea in late February. The report predicted a four-week drop. Simply two days later, the Bundesliga quickly suspended the competitors, permitting the Pole to get better with out haste throughout the break. He’s already in full situation and factors to the eleven of Bayern in his go to to the Berlin Union when the Bundesliga returns this Saturday. Whereas, the massive victims are Kylian Mbappé and Wissam Ben Yedder. The PSG star and the former Monaco Sevilla participant added 18 factors, respectively, however the suspension of Ligue 1 leaves them with none potentialities on the subject of approaching the figures of Motionless or Lewandowsi. Leo Messi continues to be in the struggle (19 targets), sure, so long as the leather-based returns to roll in Spain. Timo Werner and Erling Haaland, each in third place with Cristiano Ronaldo, can even have the ability to lower variations beginning subsequent Saturday. The Norwegian attacker from Borussia Dortmund indicators 25 targets, 4 greater than the Leipzig striker and the Juve star, however his 16 targets throughout the first spherical at RB Salzburg should not have the similar worth as the 9 he scored with the Borusser outfit in one among the 5 nice leagues in Europe.center_img However The Bundesliga’s prime scorer with 25 targets in 25 video games has a further benefit in the struggle for the golden boot. Not like the different leagues in Europe, the Bundesliga can be the first competitors to return and Lewandowski, subsequently, the first to have the ability to increase his earnings. It is just two targets from the first place that, at the second, is the striker of Lazio Ciro Motionless. The return of Serie A, the place there are nonetheless 12 video games to be performed (three greater than in the Bundesliga), continues to be in the air.last_img read more

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies go toe to toe with hosts and title favourites India in the second semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup today in a game captain Darren Sammy has labelled a ‘David and Goliath’ battle.India, with the advantage of familiar conditions, the partisan home crowd and a convincing win over the Windies in the official pre-tournament warm-ups, enter the 7 p.m. (9:30 a.m. Eastern Caribbean time) contest at the Wankhede Stadium as heavy favourites.But West Indies, the 2012 champions, remain a huge threat, and Sammy said they were backing themselves to upset India.”The guys who predict the results say (the chances of winning) are 80-20 (in India’s favour), so it feels like a David and Goliath (battle), but people tend to forget David won the fight,” Sammy told reporters here yesterday.INDIAN LOVE”It’s something similar to that. We enjoy playing against India. A number of our players play here and we have a lot of respect for them. The camaraderie in the group in both teams is really good, so we’re looking forward to that, and what better place to play than here in Mumbai – one of the best wickets in India.”He added: “Once we believe among ourselves, it doesn’t matter what other people think. As a group, we believe in each other’s ability. We believe in the talent, and at the end of the day, cricket is played on the pitch.”You could talk all you want. I could talk a good game, but it’s the action on the pitch that really matters.”West Indies opened their Group One campaign with a convincing six-wicket victory over England before following up with positive results over Sri Lanka by seven wickets and South Africa by three wickets.Their only blemish came in the final game last Sunday against minnows Afghanistan, when they were stunned by six runs in Nagpur.West Indies lifted the T20 World Cup for the first time four years ago when they beat Sri Lanka in a thrilling final in Colombo. Two years later in Bangladesh, they went out in the semi-finals as Sri Lanka rebounded to win the title.HOPES FOR CLEAN SWEEPEarlier this year, West Indies Under-19s also won the ICC Youth World Cup in Bangladesh, and with West Indies Women also contesting their T20 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand Women today, Sammy said he was hoping for a clean sweep of titles for the Caribbean.”The Under-19 team started it in Bangladesh and both the men and the women’s teams took that as inspiration. Come tomorrow, we have two West Indian teams vying for a spot in the final,” he noted.”I really wish both the teams could go to the finals and win it, so 2016 could be the year where West Indies take home everything.”The guys in the dressing room are aware what is at stake. We came into the tournament and nobody gave us a chance. I said six steps to the World Cup. We have taken four … we have two more steps and tomorrow’s (today) step is against India. We are looking forward to it.”last_img read more

first_img BURNLEY 0, ARSENAL 1 The two minutes of injury time had almost elapsed at Turf Moor when Alexis Sanchez received a short corner and sent over a cross that Theo Walcott flicked on. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to get a touch to the ball, which reared up off the hand of Laurent Koscielny unintentionally and squeezed over the line. The match marked 20 years since Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger officially took charge of Arsenal and a fifth straight league win lifted his team to third place two points behind City. LEICESTER 0, SOUTHAMPTON 0 MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester City’s winning start to the English Premier League is over – and the title favourites might just have seen close up their biggest rivals for the trophy. Producing a clinic in high-octane pressing, Tottenham hounded City into submission in a 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane that consigned Pep Guardiola to his first loss in 12 games. Six of those matches had come in the Premier League and had been won at a canter. It was the kind of all-round performance that Spurs produced for large spells of last season under Mauricio Pochettino before collapsing late on in their pursuit of eventual champions Leicester. That was the first time Spurs contended for the league title in a generation and they are proving it wasn’t just a one-off. After seven games, second-placed Tottenham are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, still haven’t conceded a goal in open play, and are now just one point behind City. In a dominant first-half display, Tottenham went ahead through Aleksandar Kolarov’s own goal in the ninth minute, before Dele Alli added a second as City’s defence was overwhelmed by the home team’s energy and movement. It could have been worse for City: Erik Lamela had a second-half penalty saved for Spurs in the second half. City’s much-lauded attack failed to score for the first time this season and their defence looked suspect, like it did in the 3-3 draw at Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. There are finally some cracks in City’s teams for their title rivals to cling to. Manchester United couldn’t take advantage, only drawing 1-1 at home to struggling Stoke, but Arsenal scraped a 1-0 win at Burnley, thanks to a scrambled goal with virtually the last touch of the game. It might all be about the Champions League for Leicester this season. This draw means Leicester have won just two of the opening seven games of their Premier League title defence. In their first-ever Champions League campaign, the Foxes have won both of their games the latest coming against two-time European champions Porto on Tuesday. Southampton created the better chances at King Power stadium, with in-form striker Charlie Austin hitting the post early on and wasting a one-on-one chance in the second half. MANCHESTER UNITED 1, STOKE 1 After opening with three straight victories, United have won only one of their last four games in the league and are already playing catchup. Joe Allen earned a point for Stoke, scoring an 82nd-minute equaliser following a rare mistake by David de Gea. The United goalkeeper fumbled a long-range shot. Jon Walters scooped the loose ball against the bar before it bounced down for Allen to smash home from close range. United took the lead in the 69th through Anthony Martial’s curling strike, two minutes after he came on as a substitute. United are sixth with 13 points, five behind City at the top. Stoke are still waiting for a first win of the season, but have ended their 13-game losing streak at Old Trafford, stretching back 36 years.last_img read more

first_imgThere were boos and cheers at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Wednesday night, as Tsetsi Davis, one of the favourites to win the 2017 version of the Wray and Nephew Contender title, was only able to gain a split-decision victory over underdog Canadian David Leblond. Judges Keith Brown 49-46 and Clifford Brown 48-47, voted for Davis, while the other judge, Canadian Benoit Roussel, voted 48-47 for Leblond. Davis has had a rocky passage in the series since its inception and has been to the finals twice and lost. He has declared 2017 to be his year, but it too has a rocky start. His troubles started at the weigh-in on Tuesday afternoon, when he failed to make the weight limit of 154 pounds, even after being allowed two hours to do so. The extra 2 1/2 pounds cost him his purse money for the fight. Contractually, it was agreed that failure to make the weight meant a US$500 payment to the opponent, and Leblond insisted on this clause being adhered to. Davis was stoic before the fight. “It was my fault and I had to pay. This is even more incentive now for me to win the $2-million first prize,” he said. Leblond was very confident before the fight and from the first bell he took the fight to Davis, who boasted a 16-5 record, and it was non-stop action until the final bell. The announcement of the decision brought cheers from the Davis camp and boos from spectators who supported the underdog. It was indeed a close fight and actually came down to the scores in round three. Judge Keith Brown, with a 49-46 scorecard, was off the mark, but judges Clifford Brown and Roussel had identical scores in rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5. In round three, Brown voted for Davis, while Roussel voted for Leblond, and that made the difference in the outcome of the fight, as Davis won 2-1. Both men told The Gleaner that they believed that they had won, and Leblond, who only speaks French, said through his trainer Patrice Trudeau that although he was disappointed, he will move on. Trudeau said he was pleased with how Leblond had performed. “Now you see why he cannot get fights in Canada. However, he has a fight in June, and tonight will do him a world of good. I would like him to fight Davis again, though. It would be another great match.” NON-STOP ACTIONlast_img read more

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. F2 captures PSL invitational title, sweeps Petron MOST READ View comments Delos Santos knows the loss should not be treated as a setback, rather a lesson for them to move forward.“I told my players that there’s nothing to be ashamed of because all of the teams wanted to get here in the finals because it’s not that easy to get this far,” said Delos Santos in Filipino Saturday at Ynares Sports Center.“We got here because of our hard work and of course the players became more matured for our future games here.”Petron tried to make a comeback in the second set, erasing a nine-point deficit thanks to Cherry Rondina who scored the Blaze Spikers’ last five points in the set.That, however, was the only successful period for the Blaze Spikers as the Cargo Movers methodically kept the distance in the third and fourth sets.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos looked on as two confetti canons positioned on opposite ends of the court showered the air with small pieces of white paper.ADVERTISEMENT He took it all in knowing that another conference in the Philippine Superliga officially came to an end, but the medal that hung below his neck wasn’t gold but silver.Delos Santos’ Blaze Spikers, who are the defending Grand Prix champions, lost to familiar rival F2 Logistics, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, in the second game of the Invitational Conference finals.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’READ: F2 captures PSL invitational title, sweeps PetronThis title loss brings Delos Santos’ championship record with Cargo Movers head coach Ramil De Jesus to 2-2, but Petron’s mentor isn’t looking too much at the head-to-head. 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 “I always say that I have a ton of respect for F2, from the coaches to the players I know the quality of their game,” said Delos Santos. “But of course we won’t put ourselves down too hard because we also have our own skills.”“I just think that this was their time, kudos to them, but we will still face each other in the future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

first_imgThe funeral rite of former President of the Sports WritersAssociation of Liberia (SWAL), Nummenie P. Williams, is set on Thursday, April 7, at the Lady of Lebanon Parish, on Capitol Hill, Monrovia. He was 44 years old.According to a family source, the former sports journalist and member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will be taken from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home at 8:30am to the Lady of Lebanon Parish at 11:00am.Afterwards the body will be taken back to the funeralhome and a silent wake keeping will be held at hissister’s house in the Rehab Community.On Friday, the body will be taken to his home town in Kokoyah, Bong County for burial.Accordingly, sympathizers and well-wishers are to pay L$2,000 for transportation. Williams died on Sunday, March 20 at 11:00pm, at the SOS Clinic in Congo Town.Medical report said he died from heart failure. Williams suffered from kidney disease and was recently treated in Ghana.Born on July 3, 1972 in Kokoyah, Bong County, he came to Monrovia 10 years later to seek education. He completed high school and graduated from the University of Liberia in 2009.He was considered “God son” to Malcolm Joseph, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) and Vice President for Technical Affairs of the Liberia National Olympics Committee.He worked at several newspapers, including The Monitor, SportsMax as well as the Liberia Media Center, the LiberiaBasketball Federation, LISCR FC, Cestos Mongars, among others.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joyceline Williams; sisters, brothers, and many relatives. He didn’t have a child.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more