Group pleads not to phase out motorized ‘trikes’ in Boracay

first_imgThis was after acting Malay mayorFrolibar Bautista issued Executive Order No. 40 on Nov. 11, directing theMunicipal Transportation Office to implement the phase out.     Tricycles are common mode oftransportations in Boracay Island and a source of livelihood but are heavilyreliant on fossil fuels, while e-trikes can carry up to nine passengers and aremore advantageous in terms of fuel savings.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN) The group urged the municipalgovernment and the Sangguniang Bayan to reconsider implementing the total phaseout to avert the massive displacement and unemployment in the island.                 “The e-trike drivers don’t pick upregular passengers because of short range time, and they prefer contracted ratewhere the commuters and tourists are highly affected,” the group said. According to the group, someelectronic tricycle (e-trike) drivers could hardly meet the P1,500 dailyboundary and P350 charging fee.          A tricycle is seen in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Recently, a group of tricycle drivers and operators appealed to the municipal government to stop the impending total phase out of tricycles in the island. PHOTO MALAY PNP Bautista, meanwhile, saidenvironment-friendly e-trikes not only help the environment, but also make thepublic transport safer and convenient while encouraging tricycle operators toreplace their gasoline-fuelled public utility tricycles before its completephase out on Dec. 31.    Instead of a shift to e-trikes, theyproposed redesigned tricycle units with elevated roof, proper luggagecompartment, reduced passenger capacity, and uniform island design.  KALIBO, Aklan – A group of tricycledrivers and operators appealed to stop the impending total phase out oftricycles in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.last_img read more

Warrior gives Cooper a double

first_imgBryan Cooper landed a double at Navan when Wounded Warrior ran out a commanding winner of the Drogheda Beginners Chase. Meade told At The Races: “He’s a huge, big, sort of backwards baby of a horse. “Two runs ago the ground was too quick for him, then the last day he didn’t jump quite so well, he fluffed his lines a little bit, so we’ve schooled him plenty to get his jumping a bit slicker. “This two and a half miles is his minimum trip, he really wants three miles. I’d like to think he can run in some good races in future.” Already a winner on Clarcam for owners Gigginstown House Stud, Cooper was happy to sit behind the pace set by Empire Of Dirt on Noel Meade’s charge. Wounded Warrior joined Blood Cotil in front after the third last and he soon got the measure of that rival, the 11/10 favourite striding on to score by six and a half lengths. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Arsenal announce £11m profit

first_imgArsenal have again returned robust financial results in their latest published figures, with turnover increased to £148.5million and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m. Arsenal, whose only long-term debt is against low-interest fixed-rate bond repayments for their stadium, expect to be “fully compliant with all of the requirements of both the Premier League and UEFA financial regulatory regimes”. Chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “Our commitment to investment in the squad was evidenced by a record level of expenditure on players joining the club. “Crucially, this investment remains at a level which is consistent with our principle of affordability and which is financially sustainable in accordance with the applicable regulatory regimes. “On the field, the team has produced some strong results and the squad is looking fit and better balanced. “However, we need to find our best form on a more consistent basis as we approach, what I hope will be, an exciting end to the season.” On Wednesday night, Arsenal saw their hopes of progress through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League left in doubt following an unexpected 3-1 home defeat by Monaco. Press Association Sport understands manager Arsene Wenger will again be fully backed by the board as he looks to further strengthen the squad in the summer transfer window to mount a sustained challenge for honours. The Gunners, who sit third in the Barclays Premier League, have seen their off-field revenue streams based around the 60,000-seater Emirates Stadium continue to improve over the six months ending November 30, 2014, which has in turn released more funds for record player purchases of £93.7m, including summer acquisitions of Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. The increase in turnover, up some £12.6m from the same period in 2013, was part grown by the club’s new kit partnership with Puma, while cash reserves now stand at £138.8m, up from £120.6m. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

J-D boys tennis claims sectional Class B championship

first_img Tags: Boys tennisCBAF_MJ-DMPH Plenty of success was found by area high school boys tennis teams as they headed into their respective Section III championship tournaments.Jamesville-DeWitt earned the team title in Class B, the action getting underway at Utica Parkway, where the Red Rams had finalists in four different divisions – and won two of them.Peter Hatton did not drop a game in either of his first two matches against Mateo Portella (Central Valley Academy) or Ben Herman (Homer), and it didn’t change much in the final, either, as Hatton routed Mexico’s Joe Ocker 6-0, 6-1. Mike Bratslavsky and Aniket Maini lost in the first doubles semifinal in a third-set tie-breaker to Oneida’s Drew Hicks and Seth O’Connell 6-2, 4-6, 7-6, but recovered to finish thirdIn Class A and B, they had the early rounds on May 18, with the finals taking place two days later.Christian Brothers Academy moved up to join Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class A sectional tournament that started May 18 on the Hornets’ home courts.Everyone anticipated a showdown in first doubles between F-M’s Rohan Dhawan and Riley Ma and CBA’s Ben and Dean Vlassis, but the Vlassis brothers prevailed in a walkover.Meanwhile, in second doubles, F-M’s Ben Farber-McEntee and Andy Sun claimed a 6-2, 6-2 semifinal win over Baldwinsville’s Phil Fiorentino and Connor Tutor, but lost, 6-2, 6-4, to West Genesee’s Stefan Atansov and Max Mekker in the finals. Atanasova and Mekker beat CBA’s Hunter Burton and Max Lewis 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.The Hornets also had Cameron Lukasik beat Aiden Barbour (Liverpool) 6-3, 6-2 and Leonardo Vona (Baldwinsville) 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third singles final, where he lost, 7-6, 6-4, to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Wyatt Dupell.F-M’s David Fernando and CBA’s Shivam Nanavati both lost in the first singles quarterfinals, with Nanavati surviving Liverpool’s Aaron Alejo 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 before a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to B’ville’s Antonio Marsallo. Fernando lost 6-3, 7-6 to Auburn’s William Clark.Manlius-Pebble Hill played in Class C-1 at Liverpool High School, where Dan Braverman lost a third-set tie-breaker in his first singles semifinal with Holland Patent’s Chris Gaige 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, but shut out Jarred Ortlieb (Lowville) 6-0, 6-0 to finish third.In first doubles Anthony Pitts and Harry Xu finished third after a 6-1, 6-1 win over Lowville’s Joel Cavanaugh and Hugo Zabielowicz. Pitts.Casey Beach and Alex Fung finished fourth in second doubles, while Charlie Mann lost in the second singles quarterfinals.In Class C-2 at Utica Parkway, Bishop Grimes had Renny Breazeale and Sean Moran reach the semifinal round in second doubles, only to take a 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 defeat to Alexandria Bay’s Matthew Ford and Colby Herrington. Jeff Wang lost in the second singles semifinal to Hamilton’s Aidan Helfant 6-0, 6-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img It was the same in first doubles, with Essex Glowaki and Dhruv Nanavati blanking two foes from Mexico (Jacob Hill and Connor Shaffer) and Westhill (Tom Chaddock and Mike Ferrara), leading to a final with Oneida’s Ajay and Aidan Hicks, where Glowaki and Nanavati again required just two sets to prevail 6-4, 6-2.Mark Bratslavsky earned his way to the title match in second singles when he survived a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 semifinal against Westhill’s D.J. Caloia. Then, challenging Mexico’s Neil Deloch, Bratslavsky lost in straight sets 7-6, 6-1.William Guisbond, in third singles, did not lose a set in two early-round matches, beating Daniel Zhang (Cortland ) 6-1, 6-3 and Kyle Hagrman (Westhill) 6-4, 6-2 leading up to the final, and won the first set against Homer’s Adam Brown, too, before Brown rallied to take the match 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.last_img read more

MBB : RUNAWAY: SU starts 2nd half on 16-0 run to pull away from Cincinnati, stay perfect

first_imgBrandon Triche and his teammates emerged from the locker room with a clear game plan. Cincinnati’s Dion Dixon had drilled four of his team’s nine first half 3-pointers, which was the sole reason Syracuse was barely clinging to a four-point halftime advantage.The plan was to simply get out on Dixon and force Cincy’s shooters to fire away from NBA-range if they intended to bust SU’s 2-3 zone. With that in mind, SU forward James Southerland swatted away Dixon’s first shot of the second half, leading to a Triche jumper on the other end and the first of 16 consecutive points to start the half.Like clockwork and behind its latest second half rally No. 4 Syracuse (18-0, 5-0 Big East) furthered its unbeaten mark, putting away No. 25 Cincinnati (16-2, 3-2 Big East), 67-52, in front of the largest crowd of the season inside the Carrier Dome — and the largest crowd in college basketball this season. Within minutes following Triche’s bucket, SU had raced to a double-digit lead it would not relinquish with 24,338 cheering the Orange on.‘We’re a much better team in the second half because we tend to adjust to what they’re doing,’ Triche said. ‘If they’re making a lot of 3s, we make sure we get out to their shooters. Once we stop their game plan, that’s when we go on our runs.’Runs to start each half proved to be the biggest difference for the Orange, who also reeled off an 18-3 run to start the game. Keeping Cincy in it was a run of its own late in the first half. Behind Dixon’s hot hand, the Bearcats scorched the Orange from behind the arc, leading to a 25-15 run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You can’t win these type of games if you get down 16 in the Carrier Dome,’ Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin said. ‘It’s too much. They’re too good of a team.‘In the beginning of the game and the beginning of the second half, both those five minute stretches beat us today.’The win sets up a showdown between top-five teams when the Orange travels to No. 5 Pittsburgh for a nationally televised game Monday.To enter that game unscathed, SU was forced to keep imposing its will on a Bearcats squad that seemed up to the challenge for at least the first half.But when the 3s weren’t falling for UC, taking it inside did no good, either. In the end, the Bearcats managed just 6-of-23 from inside the arc in the second half and couldn’t put enough points on the board.‘It usually takes us one half, if someone is having success, to figure out what they’re doing,’ Triche said. ‘In the first half, nine out of their 10 field goals were 3-pointers, so we knew that if we stopped them from shooting the 3-pointer, they were going to struggle. They did, and that’s how we went on that 16-0 run.’Leading scorer Kris Joseph stayed inside the locker room for the entirety of the second half after hitting his head on a hard fall, but it didn’t matter. With each basket of his team’s run, the momentum multiplied in favor of SU. Fab Melo had arguably his best game in a Syracuse uniform, as did the Syracuse bench, collectively.After the game, Boeheim said Joseph was ‘unlikely’ to play Monday at Pittsburgh.‘Kris went down hard,’ he said. ‘I don’t have any idea what’s going on. We won’t know anything for sure. It’s obviously unlikely he won’t be able to turn around. He got banged pretty good when he hit the floor.’But keyed by the impressive defensive effort that kept the Bearcats scoreless for more than six minutes, Syracuse showed off its own ability on offense with an inside-outside scoring combination.And the surge couldn’t have come at a better moment. Putting in shot after shot and holding the Bearcats scoreless, the Orange took what was a very close game at halftime and put it to bed at the outset of the second half.With one of six games against ranked Big East teams in the books and with Pitt up next Boeheim has seen the Jekyll and Hyde of his team. If Saturday’s second-half performance of near offensive perfection can carry over to Monday, the head coach would certainly be pleased.Said Boeheim of the second half run: ‘(That’s) as well as I think we can play offensively.’aljohn@syr.edu Comments Published on January 14, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Television star discusses role as actor, director

first_imgJosh Radnor, who plays the protagonist on the Emmy-nominated comedy How I Met Your Mother, spoke about his character and work at an event sponsored by Program Board in Taper Hall on Monday.Star · Josh Radnor, the lead actor in How I Met Your Mother, discussed his upbringing and decision to become an actor at an event sponsored by Program Board on Monday. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanRadnor plays Ted Mosby, who tells his children the humorous history of how he met their mother, along with the other adventures he and his friends have in New York City.Radnor said the reason the show is enjoyable for the audience and for himself is that the actors genuinely take pleasure in working with each other.“I guess we do laugh a lot during the day, and I don’t know a lot of people who can say that about their work place,” Radnor said. “If I wasn’t in How I Met Your Mother, I’d probably be a fan of the show.”Radnor said that in addition to his role on How I Met Your Mother, he has enjoyed directing movies and has so far directed two films. Radnor’s latest film Liberal Arts appeared at Sundance Film Festival in January and his film Happythankyoumoreplease was shown in theaters in March 2011.Radnor said after How I Met Your Mother has finished, he expects to return to theater, in addition to writing, directing and acting in movies.“[Theater’s] probably my favorite form of acting,” Radnor said. “I always play this game in my head whether I want to act or direct or write, and I actually like all of it, but I’d like to direct a movie that I’m not in, because I’m in both of my first two movies.”As for the future of How I Met Your Mother, Radnor said he couldn’t reveal much, but that the series will be continuing for a while longer.“At least one more year, but I’m not sure beyond that,” Radnor said.Deborah Liu, a freshman majoring in business administration, said she was looking forward to seeing Radnor speak, because she enjoys Radnor’s show.“I’ve watched every episode of [How I Met Your Mother], so I was really excited to see him in person and to hear him speak,” Liu said. “It was great to see that he was just as funny in person as he is in his show, and I can’t wait for more of his [television] shows and movies.”last_img read more

Arsenal look to gun down Newcastle

first_imgAnd at 5.30, Tottenham seek a first win of the season when they face Everton. In the Championship today, the early game is at Pride Park where Derby and Leeds United are both still seeking their first wins of the new season.That gets underway at five-past 12.There’s an early top-of-the-table clash in the mid-afternoon games as Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich host Chris Hughton’s Brighton in one of the three o’clock games. At 3, Watford travel to the Etihad hoping to end Manchester City’s 100 per cent start to the campaign. Unbeaten Leicester travel to Bournemouth today, while Liverpool play host to West Ham. Champions Chelsea welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge, with Aston Villa playing host to winless Sunderland, and West Brom away to Stoke. last_img read more

Hamilton’s lead at top of table diminishes

first_imgHe had his first race retirement of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix after experiencing power problems.Nearest rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was fourth in the race, which was won by Sebastian Vettel.last_img

Watson’s hot shooting helps Missouri rout Chicago St, 91-33

first_imgLast Updated: 31st December, 2019 11:59 IST Watson’s Hot Shooting Helps Missouri Rout Chicago St, 91-33 Torrence Watson broke out of a season-long shooting slump, scoring 24 points to lead Missouri to a 91-33 rout of Chicago State on Monday. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 31st December, 2019 11:59 ISTcenter_img Torrence Watson broke out of a season-long shooting slump, scoring 24 points to lead Missouri to a 91-33 rout of Chicago State on Monday.Dru Smith scored 14 points and Mark Smith added 13 for the Tigers (8-4).Watson entered the game shooting 19.6% from 3-point range and averaging 3.2 points. He made 8 of 13 shots from beyond the arc against the Cougars (4-11). His eight 3-pointers were the most in the 15-year history of Mizzou Arena.Missouri made its first three shots to take an 8-0 lead and was never threatened. Watson pulled up for a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give the Tigers a 45-14 lead.The blowout win gave coach Cuonzo Martin a chance to give role players and rarely used reserves extended minutes. Walk-ons Evan Yerkes and Brooks Ford scored their first career points, finishing with five and three, respectively. Missouri yielded its fewest points since beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-25 on Dec. 29, 2015.Rajeir Jones led Chicago State with seven points. The Cougars shot just 24.4% from the field.BIG PICTUREMissouri: Jeremiah Tilmon sat out the game with a sore foot that has bothered him in recent weeks. A team spokesman described his status as day-to-day. Tilmon started the previous 11 games and averages 9.2 points.Chicago State: The Cougars entered the game ranked 344th out of 350 Division I teams in assist-to-turnover ratio. They continued to struggle against Missouri, committing 24 turnovers with just four assists.UP NEXTMissouri: The Tigers open Southeastern Conference play on Saturday at No. 17 Kentucky.Chicago State: The Cougars open Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday against Utah Valley State at home. COMMENT Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Nigeria Targets Four Medals at African Fencing Championship

first_img“We are targeting four medals and from the perspective that we are an up and coming country in fencing, it will be remarkable if we meet the target,” Samuel, who was once ranked top 100 fencers in the world, said.Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) scribe, Tunde Popoola commended the federation stressing that the NOC is delighted to note that the fencing federation has a very good relationship with its international body FIE.He pointed that the winning of the hosting right is a pointer to the fact that the Federation has been working assiduously to develop the sport in Nigeria and pledges the NOC support to make the African Championship a resounding success.The championship serves as an avenue for junior fencers to earn point for the 2018 World Championships in Verona, Italy and will also be used as qualification criteria for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, JapanShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Fencing Federation has hinted that the country will be aiming for four medals at the forthcoming Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championship billed to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos from March 1 to 5.NFF President, Adeyinka Samuel at a media briefing recently said the country will also be fielding a twelve-man team for the championship which will attract no fewer than twenty countries. Five of the nation’s representatives are billed to arrive in batches on Friday.Samuel, who is also the Secretary General of the African Fencing Federation stated that Nigeria is very proud to be hosting the event stressing it’s a major achievement to beat top fencing country like Algeria and Tunisia to the hosting rights.last_img read more