Rugby on purchase trail after NAV rise

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Aklan logs new COVID-19 case, total now at 6

first_imgPHO-Aklan Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. saidthe 40-year-old male person under investigation’s cough swab samples sent tothe Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City tested positivefor severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – the virus causingCOVID-19. Health personnel of the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan wear personal protective equipment to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the hospital’s COVID Ward. AKLAN PROVINCE The patient arrived from Manila to thisprovince on March 14 and started experiencing cough on March 23. Last week, hewent for consultation at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH). The COVID-19 alert status of DRSTMHremains at level 2 despite admitting patients from this capital town, Libacaotown and from San Jose, Romblon.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN) Meanwhile, the three other cases of theCOVID-19 in this province are the following:* A 37-year-old medical frontiner from Malay town, who is now in isolation atthe Aklan Training Center there.  * An 81-year-old man from Libacao town, who was admitted in DRSTMH.* A 44-year-old resident of Altavas town but works in Roxas City, Capiz. The other two COVID-19-positive patientsin this town are the 68-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, who are bothbeing treated in the DRSTMH. They manifested flu-like symptoms of the virusbefore they were confined in the hospital.  KALIBO, Aklan – This capital townrecorded its third confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),which brings the total cases of the virus to six in this province as of April 5,according to the Provincial Health Office in Aklan (PHO-Aklan).last_img read more

Appel scores SportMod win at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 30) – Hometown driver Josh Appel captured his first local checkers since the 2013 season finale Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.After starting third, Appel slipped past early leader Austin Walker on the fourth round and then held off two-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup over the final half of the 20-lapper to be­come the third different IMCA SportMod winner in as many events this season at Dodge City.Appel’s father Mike climbed from the ninth starting position to take third.Clay Sellard stayed perfect in IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified action, surviving fuel issues for his third win in as many DCRP tries.Making just his second Dodge City appearance, Jason Rogers battled past Marlin Hogie on the fifth round and led the rest of the way in the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Cody Davis captured his second IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature in three tries at DCRP this season.Davis assumed the point with just two laps to go when Reagan Sellard was unable to refire follow­ing a red flag for a hard hit between Jason Cleveland and Zach McLemore in turn four.last_img read more

Nora Louise Dickson

first_imgNora Louise Dickson, age 82 of Greensburg, IN died peacefully Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Our Hospice Center of South Central Indiana.  She was born June 28, 1936 in Decatur County.  The daughter of Louis and Nell (nee Linville) Boyd.  Nora worked as a Nurse’s Assistant for many years.Nora loved working in nursing homes, she loved to be with her children and grandchildren.  She loved to read her Holy Bible.Nora is survived by her children; Raymond (Linda) Dickson Jr. of Shelburn, IN, Ruth (Jim) Giddings of Greensburg, IN, Dale Dickson of Freedom, IN, and Paul (Shirley) Dickson of Alpha, KY along with 8 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren.Nora is preceded in death by her parents a son Thomas Dickson, three sisters, Betsy, Leona and Ethelene plus her daughter-in law, Sally Dickson.Visitation is Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 12 – 2pm with funeral service immediately following at 2:00pm all at Heritage Bible Church, 917 N. Michigan Ave. Greensburg, IN.  Burial to follow at Clarksburg Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.last_img read more

Hjelle scores four goals to lead Bucksport girls’ soccer past Mattanawcook

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Defenders did all they could keep the ball away from Tina Hjelle, but it didn’t work.Hjelle’s four goals helped lead Bucksport to victory over the visiting Mattanawcook Academy Lynx on Monday. She scored early and often to quickly put the result beyond doubt in the Golden Bucks’ 5-0 win.The Norwegian forward scored Bucksport’s first goal with 37 minutes, 6 seconds remaining in the first half before scoring again 50 seconds later to give the Golden Bucks a 2-0 lead inside four minutes. The Golden Bucks also got a goal from Cassy Coombs at the 34:09 mark, and Hjelle made it 4-0 with 9:37 left with a stunning strike from just outside the box to the top left corner off the outside of her foot.It was a goal that made head coach Mike Garcelon’s jaw drop.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“She’s just such an incredible talent, and it’s honestly hard for me to put what she means to this team into words,” Garcelon said. “She brings a passing game that we’ve never had before, and our team is always trying to play through her and get the ball to her.”As Hjelle jogged back toward midfield after scoring her third, assistant coach Sarah Robinson signaled for her to come off the field for a substitute. There was a lot of time left, and Bucksport (4-3-1) was controlling the game enough that the coaching staff could afford to give her a breather before the second half started.“You have three goals already,” Robinson told Hjelle, who smiled and shook her head as she walked to the bench. “Let’s have you sit for a bit and get someone else out there.”Hjelle scored her fourth and Bucksport’s final goal of the game with 32:55 remaining in the second half. Mattanawcook (1-6) had a variety of chances but finished the game goalless after missing a penalty kick with 4:23 left to play. Garcelon was given a yellow card for arguing with the referee prior to the penalty kick, but it didn’t damper his enthusiasm about the Golden Bucks’ performance.“We focused on staying high and trying to attack today instead of just staying in the back and playing more defensively,” Garcelon said. “Going into the game, we knew we had a chance to have the ball on the offensive end a lot. It really worked out for us because we got those three goals right away.”Bucksport’s next game will be at home against the Central Red Devils (4-3) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Golden Bucks beat the Red Devils 2-0 earlier this season. Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Leicester Frustrated over Iheanacho Transfer Saga

first_img“We know that clubs won’t talk about it (player transfers) until they are over the line. I am hoping so (that we will sign Iheanacho). We find it frustrating but that’s how the (transfer) market works,” he said.Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in all competitions since he made his senior debut for Manchester City in 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare has voiced his frustrated that a proposed deal to bring Kelechi Iheanacho to the King Power Stadium has yet to materialise. Reports had circulated earlier this month in sections of the British media claiming that a deal had been agreed in principle between Leicester and Manchester City for the Super Eagles striker.With the player yet to put pen to paper, Shakespeare has now voiced his frustrations at the situation. “I think we saw the Harry McGuire one; we got that done quick,” Shakespeare said in an interview with SkySports News HQ. “At the moment, we are interested in the player but we know how the Premier League is.last_img read more

Cooney looks to regain shooting stroke at Boston College

first_img Published on January 13, 2014 at 4:58 am Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Trevor Cooney’s meteoric rise as one of the best shooters in Syracuse history has stalled midway through the season.The lights-out sharpshooter who made five or more 3-pointers in seven of Syracuse’s first 12 games has struggled to find a rhythm since New Year’s, shooting just 2-for-12 from range in the team’s 57-45 win over North Carolina on Saturday.“The only good thing about shooting like I did today,” Cooney said, “is that I get to bounce back and play Monday.”Cooney will look to regain his shooting stroke when the No. 2 Orange (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) travels to Boston College (5-11, 1-2) for a 9 p.m. tipoff on Monday night. He’s shooting just 21.9 percent from beyond the arc in SU’s last three games, sending his season average plummeting from 50 percent to 42.4.The Eagles — led by two offensive-minded guards in Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon — don’t have Miami’s 1-2-2 trap that Cooney called unpredictable. And they don’t have the length and athleticism the Tar Heels used to keep Cooney in check early on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey offer a chance for Cooney to find a rhythm.“We count on Trevor to score,” point guard Tyler Ennis said, “but we obviously don’t expect to him to have five 3s every game.”While Cooney was able to get his share of open looks against the Tar Heels — and missed them anyway — he didn’t take his first 3-pointer until the 10:54 mark of the first half.He bricked that one — and his next six — including the third attempt, which caromed off the back-left of the rim and out to the perimeter.Cooney tried to shake off each miss. Gerry McNamara tried to provide encouragement during timeouts. Fans began supportively chanting his name late in the first half.Even when he finally found the bottom of the net 2:05 into the second half, he proceeded to blow an open transition layup 20 seconds later.SU head coach Jim Boeheim paused pre-yell, mouth agape, then elected to hold his tongue and clap toward the shaken shooter.“That’s just how it was today,” Cooney said.Cooney’s only hits from outside were from the corner, plus a desperation hoist off a handoff from Tyler Ennis with the shot clock at 3.“We need to get him some more bad shots,” Boeheim deadpanned.Cooney was his normal, confident self in the locker room after the game. He seemed unfazed by the slump, unlacing his shoes while shrugging off questions about his confidence and shooting struggles.“You just have to keep shooting and keep playing hard,” Cooney said.And for the Orange, no one plays harder than Cooney. He chased down a couple loose balls and was active in the passing lanes against North Carolina, finishing with a season-high five steals.His frequent movement in half-court sets also helped open up forwards C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant for their respective 20- and 12-point efforts.Against Boston College on Monday, Cooney said he hopes that hard work will translate to more individual success, and more made 3-pointers. Commentslast_img read more

USC men’s and women’s teams struggle on Sunday

first_imgUnfortunately for the men’s squad, which was seeking its first win since late February, a victory was not in the cards. The women’s team suffered a similar fate, as it finished outside the top-five after three consecutive first place finishes.The men’s team once again finished outside the top five at the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, Calif., ending up in sixth.Senior Sam Smith continued his consistent play, once again coming in as the team’s lowest scorer. He finished in a tie for No. 12, however, and this was not enough to push USC into contention.Top-ranked California ran away with the tournament, just as they did at the last meeting between the two squads at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Pedro Figueiredo of No. 5 UCLA won this weekend’s individual title, leading his team to a second-place finish. No. 9 Stanford, No. 4 Washington and unranked San Diego State rounded out the top five.Smith got off to a hot start during Saturday’s two rounds of action with seven birdies through the first 36 holes, putting him and the Trojans in contention heading into Sunday. Unfortunately, an outstanding performance from Cal, coupled with less-than-stellar play from USC, sunk the Trojans’ hopes.Smith finished 2-over for the tournament, with his excellent first day offset by a final round 5-over 75. Freshman Yi Keun Chang sent in the next best score, tying for 29th with an 8-over finish.USC head coach Chris Zambri recognized that his squad did not play its best golf.“The team struggled this week, especially on and around the greens,” Zambri said. “But we have a clear idea of what we need to improve on.”For the Women of Troy, the weekend also had its share of struggles. The No. 1 USC women’s golf team headed to the PING/Arizona State Invitational last weekend looking to win its fourth straight event, a feat only accomplished in USC history by the 2008 squad, which won the national championship. The team’s hopes were dashed, though, as USC fell victim to an incredible final round performance from defending NCAA champion No. 2 Alabama.The Crimson Tide erased a  four-shot deficit in the final round to overtake No. 3 Duke and claim a commanding nine-stroke victory. The Women of Troy remained in the hunt through Friday and Saturday’s rounds and headed into Sunday just eight strokes back of the Blue Devils. It was the defending champs, however, that delivered a blistering 11-under round to win the title.USC juniors Rachel Morris and Sophia Popov tied for 10th individually at 3-under to lead the Women of Troy, six strokes behind Alabama’s Emma Talley for the individual crown. Popov was coming off of a victory at the SDSU Farms Invitational and still managed to make some history in this tournament. Her final round score of 69 was her third round in the 60s this year and the 15th of her career, tying USC’s career record held by Jennifer Song in 2008-09. Popov’s finish was her fourth consecutive in the top 10, while Morris’ tie for 10th was her second in a row. Freshman Annie Park tied for 27th at 2-over and sophomore Doris Chen tied for 38th at 4-over.Both squads return to action at the end of the month for the     Pac-12 playoffs. On the men’s side, the tournament will be hosted April 29 through May 1 at the Los Angeles Country Club. For the women’s team, the action will start April 22 at the Valencia Country Club. Despite the players’ recent struggles, Zambri is excited about their postseason chances.“Like March Madness, our year comes down to how we play at the end of the season,” Zambri said. “With that, we have reason to be optimistic. This is a great opportunity.” As Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera’s nail-biting playoff was coming to a close at Augusta National on Sunday afternoon, the USC men’s and women’s golf teams were looking to pick up important victories of their own.Leading man · USC senior Sam Smith turned in the best performance of the weekend for the struggling Trojans, finishing in a tie for No. 12. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information Dept.last_img read more

Speculation about Van Gaal’s future with Man United

first_imgIt had been reported that Van Gaal offered to quit following Saturdays defeat to Southampton however senior sources at Old Trafford deny those reports.It’s suggested that Van Gaal could leave at the end of the season with Jose Mourinho and the clubs current assistant boss Ryan Giggs among the candidates.last_img

Waris handed six-match suspension

first_imgThe Ghana striker, who was sent off during a league match on Saturday, has been heavily punished by the professional league disciplinary committeeGhana striker Majeed Waris of French Ligue 1 side Lorient has been slapped with a six-match ban by the professional football league (LFP) disciplinary committee.The 24-year-old was found guilty of unruly behaviour during his side’s 2-2 draw with Guingamp on Saturday during which he was shown a red card.In a bid to retaliate a rough tackle from Guingamp attacker Jimmy Briand, Waris drew the attention of the referee who did not hesitate to give him his marching orders.Irked by the decision, the Ghanaian refused to vacate the pitch, followed by an altercation with another Guingamp player, Younousse Sankharé.His teammates however intervened and persuaded him to leave. Waris will miss his side’s clash with PSG on November 21 but will be available for selection when Lorient take on Dijon in the League Cup on December 15.The former Spartak Moscow player joined the Ligue 1 outfit last August from Turkish club Trabzonspor.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more