Paraw Regatta 2020 moved to April

first_imgThe paraw is a small boat with two stabilizers and was widely usedfor travel and trade in the 1200s. Up to this day, it is still being used as ameans of transport as well a source of livelihood. “The postponement is for everyone’ssafety,” said Treñas. Officials of the Iloilo FestivalsFoundation, Inc. (IFFI), in a meeting yesterday, agreed to set a new date forthe regatta, considered the oldest sailing event in Asia and the largest in thePhilippines. ILOILO City – The 2020 edition ofParaw Regatta Festival will be staged from April 1 to 5, announced Mayor JerryTreñas yesterday. Paraw Regatta, now on its 48th year,is a race of wind-propelled native boats. Treñas announced Paraw Regatta’spostponement after consulting with the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 andIFFI “because want to protect the Ilonggo people.” In a recent executive order, Treñasordered the non-holding of major crowd-drawing events in the months of Februaryand March as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. A strikingly fast boat, the paraw makes 20 kph to 30 kph through thewaves.  It was the prototype that inspired Westerners to develop thetrimaran, the fastest sailboats now on the planet./PN Paraw Regatta was established nearlyhalf a century ago primarily to preserve the paraw as a significant link to the earliest period of Ilonggohistory. The original schedule – Feb. 23 toMarch 1 – was called off over concerns on the possible spread of thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is no confirmed case yet ofCOVID-19 in this city, Iloilo province and the rest of Western Visayas.last_img read more

SoKor reports 17 new cases, fewest in month

first_imgSEOUL – South Korea has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, the first time its daily jump came down to the teens in nearly a month, as health authorities scramble to contain a resurgence of the virus centered around the greater capital area. The figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday brought the national caseload to 12,438 cases, including 280 deaths. The month-long rise of infections in the densely populated capital area have raised concerns that the country is sleepwalking into another major crisis after containing its first wave centered around the southeastern city of Daegu. (AP) The country over the past two weeks has been reporting 40 to 50 new cases per day amid increased public activity and eased attitudes on social distancing. There has also been an uptick in imported cases, mostly from passengers arriving from southwest Asia, prompting authorities to halt providing new visas for travelers from Pakistan and Bangladesh.center_img Twelve of the new cases reported yesterday were from the Seoul metropolitan area where authorities have struggled to keep track of hundreds of transmissions linked to nightspots, restaurants, church gatherings, and low-income workers such as door-to-door salespeople and warehouse employees who couldn’t afford to stay home. Six of the new cases, including five in the capital area, were linked to international arrivals. A South Korean soldier wearing a face mask walks near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. APlast_img read more

Robert J. Wilson

first_imgRobbie “Whoppy” Wilson, 35, of Patriot, IN, passed away at 2:02 PM, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at his residence. Robbie was born in Columbus, OH on January 7, 1981, a son of Luann (Chandler) Shields, of Sanders, KY and Danny L. Wilson, Sr., of Jackson, OH. Robbie attended Switzerland County High School. He was formerly employed at North American Stainless. Robbie loved being outside and enjoyed riding dirt bikes, fishing and tinkering with anything that needed to be repaired. Robbie’s children were what brought him the most joy.Robbie is survived by his sweet heart; Brittany Davis of Patriot, IN; by his children, Braxon, Zailyn and Chloey; by his mother Luann Shields of Sanders, KY; by his father Danny L. Wilson Sr. of Jackson, OH; by his brothers Kevin Wilson of East Enterprise, IN and Justin VanSickle of Rising Sun, IN; by his sisters Whitney VanSickle of Rising Sun, IN, Tasha Simons of Columbus, OH and Kimberly Simons of Columbus, OH. He was preceded in death by his brother Danny L. Wilson Jr. in 2005.Funeral services will be 10 AM, Saturday, April 2 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Anthony Wilks officiating. Visitation will be Friday 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Vevay Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Andy Murray wins first ATP tourney since hip surgery

first_imgRelatedPosts Revised ATP calendar not safe for players, says Murray French Open pushed back one week, ATP and WTA announce August resumption ATP, WTA Tours extend shutdowns till July Andy Murray was in tears after winning his first ATP tournament since recovering from hip surgery, beating Stan Wawrinka in the final of the European Open.The former world number one has had an injury ravaged few years and had not tasted success on tour since 2017, but came from a set down to beat the Swiss in Antwerp.Sir Andy, 32, lost 6-3 in the first set, but battled back to win the second 6-4 and the third by the same margin.It was a remarkable comeback for Murray in more ways than one, having revealed plans to retire earlier this year because of a “severely damaged” hip that had been causing him pain “for a number of years”.He underwent an operation in January in what was seen as a final throw of the dice to save his career, and he made a stunning return to tennis by winning the doubles at Queen’s alongside Feliciano Lopez in June.But success over three-time Grand Slam winner Wawrinka was the greatest milestone yet of his comeback, and the tears soon flowed as the significance of his achievement dawned on him.Wawrinka was twice a break ahead in the third set, but Murray dug in and hit back immediately both times before saving two more break points at 4-4 to leave Wawrinka serving to stay in the match.Tags: ATPEuropean Openlast_img read more

Blues battle back to beat Saints

first_img Rodriguez punished a dreadful back-pass by Michael Essien and Saints took a deserved interval lead after Artur Boruc made a wonderful save to deny Fernando Torres. Essien had a first Premier League start since May 2012 to forget and was replaced at half-time by Ba, who hit the post from the corner which led to Cahill heading in an equaliser. Boruc went off with a hand injury and his replacement Paulo Gazzaniga was beaten by Terry’s header as Chelsea took a lead they would not relinquish, with Ba adding a late third. Chelsea had endured a mixed week following the 3-0 win at West Ham with qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League secured despite losing at Basle. As impressive as Southampton were at the start, the Blues began their first of nine December games woefully before recovering by out-muscling their opponents in the manner of Mourinho teams of yesteryear. And now the second-placed Blues are well positioned in a week which sees further tests against Sunderland and Stoke. Never before has Mourinho suffered a league loss at Stamford Bridge, relying on hard work and, at times, luck. Chelsea needed a controversial last-gasp penalty to draw with West Brom in the most recent home match. That was the only time Chelsea had dropped points at home this season, but within seconds of their seventh home game beginning they were behind. Nathaniel Clyne’s ball down the right fell for Essien, who hooked it hopefully backwards over the head of Cahill and Rodriguez coolly side-footed in. There was jubilation from Mauricio Pochettino and the visiting bench, knowing Southampton had won all six previous games in which they had opened the scoring this season. Torres tried to spark a revival, surging into the area before tripping under the attentions of Jose Fonte as he prepared to shoot. Boruc saved an Oscar shot before James Ward-Prowse curled a free-kick wide for Saints, as the visitors gave as good as they got. Essien was off the pace as Saints enjoyed midfield supremacy and the Chelsea man was booked for diving after losing the ball next to Morgan Schneiderlin in his own half. Torres’ persistence down the right almost paid off when he crossed for Oscar, whose header was saved by Boruc before the Brazil attacking midfielder went off injured, with Frank Lampard coming on. Boruc was at full stretch to deny Torres as the striker met Eden Hazard’s cross and Lampard was unable to reach the follow up as Southampton cleared and reached the break with their lead intact. Mourinho had seen enough and retreated from his technical area furious at his team’s first-half display before referee Michael Oliver had blown for the break. Essien, who spent last season with Mourinho at Real Madrid and was named ‘The Wall’ by the man he calls ‘Daddy’, did not return for the second half as Ba joined Torres up front. A Lampard free-kick had Boruc back-pedalling and the goalkeeper palmed the ball over, but from the resulting corner the Pole was beaten and Chelsea were level. Mata’s set-piece found Branislav Ivanovic, whose header was redirected by Ba on to the post. The ball ricocheted back, deceiving Boruc, and Cahill headed the ball in. There was a lengthy pause following the goal as Boruc went off. Gazzaniga’s first act was to retrieve the ball from his net as Lampard returned a half-cleared corner to Mata and Terry rose highest to head into the Southampton net. Chelsea were still well below their best despite squeezing Southampton into submission. Ba did well to meet Cesar Azpilicueta’s lofted pass behind Fonte, but dragged his shot wide with the goal gaping. Torres was replaced by John Obi Mikel for the final few minutes as Mourinho sought further defensive security. After Dani Osvaldo twice shot off target, Chelsea claimed a third. Ramires kept possession on Chelsea’s left before lofting a ball over for Ba to tuck in his first Premier League goal of the season and only the fourth by a Chelsea striker. Chelsea bounced back from conceding a Jay Rodriguez goal after 13 seconds to beat Southampton 3-1 and move within four points of Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal. Goals from Gary Cahill, John Terry and substitute Demba Ba earned Chelsea’s sixth home win from seven games this season to extend Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten Premier League record at Stamford Bridge to 67 games. Mourinho was fuming with his team at times but would have been pleased with the response to the early blow. Press Associationlast_img read more

Warner given time to mull appeal of extradition ruling

first_imgEMBATTLED former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is expected to be back in court next month as the battle against facing extradition to the United States continues.The 74-year-old former CONCACAF boss was dealt a blow in his bid to avoid being sent to the United States, where he faces several charges of corruption, when a Trinidad court rejected an appeal that questioned the legality of the process.In his response to Warner’s attorneys on Wednesday, Justice James Aboud that there were concerns presented by the Extradition Treaty, but noted Trinidad and Tobago law, which has jurisdiction over the proceedings, afforded several rights and protections to individuals subject to such a request.“The process of extradition is a judicial process conducted before our country’s judicial officers and both acts contain exhaustive mechanisms for review and appeal,” the judge said.“Neither the Attorney General nor the magistrate, is legally bound by any of its provisions. Every accused person is entitled to the due-process protections in our legislation.”In handing down his ruling Aboud granted a 28-day stay to allow Warner’s team the opportunity to file an appeal.The extradition process against Warner began in 2015 after then Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi signed documents that allowed for the process to begin. It was, however, halted at the last minute after Warner’s challenge. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Badgers prepare for east coast road trip

first_imgAfter a relaxing week off, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is rested up and ready to hit the ice again this Friday, when they will head out to the small town of Vail, Colo., for an NCAA women’s hockey tournament and compete with two other top women’s hockey programs in the nation.Wisconsin’s first game of the tournament will fall on Friday night when they take on Northeastern, a team who they haven’t faced since the 2010-2011 season, when the Badgers came away with a 7-2 win.  Northeastern (5-6-1) has not had the most successful start to their 2013-2014 schedule, but Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson isn’t about to overlook them.“Northeastern has played much better than their record would lead you to believe,” Johnson said.  “They have played a lot of ranked teams this season and have played very close to them in those matchups.”And when you take the Huskies’ stat sheets into account, it’s hard to argue with Johnson.Aside from a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Boston College last Sunday, Northeastern has proven itself a tough contender in most games this season.  Just two weeks ago the Huskies put up a notable fight against Boston University, pushing the No. 1 ranked team in the Hockey East conference into overtime, where BU barely managed to pull out a 3-2 victory.This game between the two Boston teams is most likely something the Badgers have already taken into account, as they will be playing BU for themselves for the second game of the Vail tournament.  The Badgers (8-2-0) will have their work cut out for them Saturday night, when they take on BU (9-1-1), whose only loss came when they split a series with Robert Morris University back in mid-October.  But Johnson says he’s excited about the matchup.“BU is a great program. They have quite a few impressive wins this season and always seem to make games interesting,” Johnson said.Wisconsin and Boston’s last meeting was two years ago when the Badgers won both games in the series with seemingly no problem (3-0, 6-1).  Redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman was a sophomore on the team then, and remembers BU as a different team than what they’ve seen this year.“Yeah, we beat Boston last time we played them, but that was a long time ago,” Ammerman said.  “This is a different team, who has been playing very well this year.”Ammerman went on to say that both teams Wisconsin will see this weekend are a force to be reckoned with, and that hopefully having a week off will give the Badgers the edge they will need.  But the forward mentioned that another advantage of theirs is the success they’ve had on offense, which is something the entire teams continues to contribute to.“Offensively we have just been firing on all cylinders this year, and we have been lucky enough to have production from a lot of young girls,” Ammerman said.But both Northeastern and Boston have tough offenses of their own, and the Badgers know it.  Senior goalie Alex Rigsby mentioned that Wisconsin has a solid defense and effective penalty kill, and will come prepared to shut down both teams’ scoring opportunities.But Wisconsin doesn’t have to talk itself up – UW’s record speaks for itself.  With the exception of a series with Minnesota, Wisconsin has blown through its competition so far this year, making each win look relatively easy.  Apparently this hasn’t been lost on opponents, because Rigsby has noticed a change in the other teams’ motivation levels, and is anticipating it showing during the games.“It’s funny because last year we didn’t have the target on our backs at all and this year people are gunning for us,” Rigsby said.  “After our experiences last year I can tell you that when a team has a target on their back their opponent plays much better.”As true as this might be, coach Johnson has confidence in his team, and believes his girls have what it takes to pull off a win both nights of the tournament, and bring the gold back to Madison.“The key to success is really just playing Wisconsin hockey,” Johnson said.  “We are going to go out there and play our game and we are confident if we can do that we will have a chance to win every game.”last_img read more

Whicker: Morning-after report on LA Clippers’ 3-point loss relentless Golden State

first_img• “It’s a love-hate thing with us and the Warriors,” Crawford said, although nobody sees much love out there. “They do the same things every single night, the way they play, and we made some mistakes.”• Live-ball turnovers were the undoing of the Clippers, especially considering when they happened. Golden State scored 32 fastbreak points to the Clippers’ 19, and Rivers thought his team isolated too much instead of running and getting into quick offense.• Draymond Green had his 11th triple-double of the season, with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. That’s a franchise record. The previous record-holder was Tom Gola, who played for the Warriors when they were in Philadelphia and had nine triple-doubles in 1959-60, back before anybody used the term. You really do wonder if the Warriors could survive a major injury to Steph Curry better than they could cope with a long absence by Green.• The Clippers led the Warriors for 35 seconds.• Without Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli, the Warriors came within six rebounds of the Clippers, who are the 29th-best rebounding team in the league. DeAndre Jordan had 21. “We gave up a lot of points on things we went over at the shootaround,” said Jordan. “When you do that against the Warriors, you pay for it.” • Golden State continues to run the best in-bounds plays in the league. On a side entry in the fourth quarter, Green hid inside a cluster of teammates, watched them scatter and popped out to take the pass for a layup. Brandon Rush also shot a 1-footer on an in-bounds pass. But then if there were a book on defending the Warriors, more people would beat them.• Rivers said he wouldn’t have believed the Clippers would go 19-6 without Blake Griffin in the lineup. He said the injury has forced the club to improve the way it plays with an undersized five. “When he comes back we’ll hopefully be able to play big or small when we want to,” Rivers said.• Curry has four 50-point games. He might have trouble setting the franchise record, since he’s 101 behind Wilt Chamberlain.• The 3-point victory reduced Golden State’s point differential, which was plus-11.66 coming into Saturday. That isn’t even the best in the NBA this year, because San Antono is plus-12.55, the highest figure of all time. The ‘72 Lakers, who won 33 in a row at one point, are second at 12.28.• The Clippers have one more shot at Golden State in the regular season, on March 23 in Oakland.• They have five of their next six at home, with the next must-see game on March 2 against the Thunder. Warriors 115, Clippers 112, the morning after:• We’ll have to wait until Monday (Phoenix) or Wednesday (Denver) to see what Jeff Green can give the Clippers’ bench. He played an inconsequential 19 minutes against the Warriors, with 2-for-7 shooting. Coach Doc Rivers had Green in Boston and said the Celtics didn’t run enough to display his playmaking talents. Against Golden State the bench got a robust 54 points, including 25 from Jamal Crawford.• Box score | Photo gallery• When the vibes are right, Crawford remains unguardable, and he was remarkable against Golden State. He also turns 36 on March 20. You can win a bar bet, most places, by asking who the sixth NBA active player is with three 50-point games, and you can let them have Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Since Christmas, Crawford is the second highest-scoring reserve in the NBA, behind only Jrue Holiday of the Pelicans.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Eminem wants AAF to allow fighting; Johnny Manziel responds

first_imgDEAR @THEAAF,PLEASE ENTERTAIN THIS THOUGHT REGARDING THE @AAFIRON @AAFEXPRESS GAME: ALLOWING THE PLAYERS TO ACTUALLY FIGHT WOULD BE KEY TO LEAGUE’S SUCCESS LIKE HOCKEY, I WOULD WATCH EVERY GAME (EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DETROIT TEAM YET – HINT). DON’T BLOW IT.SINCERELY,MARSHALL— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 26, 2019The tweet caught the attention of Johnny Manziel, who helped lead the comeback in Memphis’ 31-25 overtime win over Birmingham as he made his AAF debut. Related News His proposal? Allow fighting and bring a team to his home town of Detroit. Johnny Manziel helps lead comeback in AAF debut I got you 🐐— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 26, 2019Eminem also got a response from AAF CEO and co-founder Charlie Ebersol, who entertained the idea of getting a team to Detroit.Detroit is not a bad idea for a future franchise. Let me know if you want in on it.— Charlie Ebersol (@CharlieEbersol) March 26, 2019 My life has taken a decidedly surreal turn. #jointhealliance Is @theaaf now headed to #8Mile ?A post shared by Charlie Ebersol (@charlieebersol) on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:43pm PDT The Alliance of American Football league drew a celebrity viewer this weekend, and he has some suggestions to attract more.Rapper and producer Eminem caught some of the action Sunday as the Memphis Express played the Birmingham Iron and took to Twitter on Monday to share his thoughts on the game. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

SN Q&A: XFL commissioner Oliver Luck talks early TV ratings, QB play, expansion and more

first_imgLuck also discussed how the rule changes have been received so far, including the dramatic change to kickoffs and punts. The XFL commissioner declined to go in depth on recent comments made by Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow regarding playing in the XFL, saying he’ll only discuss players who are actually in the league.”We very much like the quarterbacks that we have,” Luck said when asked about Manziel. “They’re working hard every day in practice.”Sporting News’ full discussion with Luck is below.MORE: Does the XFL have a quarterback crisis just three weeks into existence?On the XFL’s TV ratingsXFL TV ratings for Weeks 1-3WeekGame 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Week 13.3M3.29M3.385M2.496MWeek 22.397M2.324M2.127M1.359MWeek 31.9M2.1M1.5M1.0MLuck: “The ratings are obviously important, but quite honestly we don’t spend that much time with them because we believe that if we can play good football, if we play at a high level, everything will fall in place, the ratings, the attendance, all of the things that are important on the business side.”Early feedback on XFL rulesXFL kickoff compared to NFLStatXFLNFLKick return yards31 yard line24.9 yard linePunt return yards8.2 avg.7.6 avgKick return percentage93.1%34.1%Punt return percentage61.9%35.8%Pace of PlayStatXFLNFLAvg. plays per game156.8174.9Time between plays22.2 seconds30.3 secondsLength per game2:50:223:10:49Luck: “I think by and large [the response to the rule changes have] been very, very positive. We’ve played 12 games so the sample size is somewhat small, but we’re getting enough data now.“The players love it, they love the up-tempo game, they really enjoy playing fast, they enjoy the 25-second clock even if it sometimes pushes the boundaries of their physical fitness. I think the kickoff has definitely been well received by the guys. I think they all were excited around the league after the first kickoff that went back for a touchdown. That was pretty cool.The first ever XFL kickoff return for a TD.B E A U T I F U L— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020″I think generally speaking the rules have been well received. We do a lot of follow up in terms of looking at the metrics, how long was the game, how many plays, etc. I think by and large we’re where we want to be with all of those data points.” On potential rule changes for Year 2Luck: “I think we would kick around [some ideas] in the offseason a little bit. We’re gonna just watch what we’re doing now, see how it plays out and make sure we get a lot of good feedback from players, coaches, and communicate with our fans as well. Because a lot of these rules changes initially came from suggestions from fans who wanted a faster game and wanted to see more punt returns and more kickoff returns. So I think we’ll wait until the end of the season to really look at that. Take a deep dive into what we’ve done and see what else could be done.”On sideline interviews during gamesLuck: “I think everybody really enjoys that part of the game. I think it’s safe to say that it is different for the coaches, they had to adapt to it. We practiced a good bit in December and January with those headsets, and the ability for the broadcasters to tap in. So the coaches were aware of it, but the first time it happens there’s a little bit of a sense of, ‘Oh wow, I guess it really does happen. Interesting.’ But what we really like is that fans were really excited about that. It gives a level of access that you don’t necessarily get with any other football broadcast.”MORE: XFL coaches ‘absolutely shocked’ at how much of their play-calling was revealed on TVOn BattleHawks attendance BENDER: Hey, XFL, your next franchises are watching with great interest in OhioOn NFL teams’ interest in XFL playersLuck: “[Coaches] haven’t reached out to me, but I know from the daily goings on that scouts are watching these games closely. Attending many of our games, watching film on these guys. A lot of these guys have spent time in the league, so these NFL teams will know them relatively well. But there’s a brisk interest in a lot of players in our league from other professional leagues.”On potential XFL expansionLuck: “We are 100% focused on the teams we have now. We want to make sure they’re established and build a strong foundation, have a strong profile, have a lot of relevancy in that community. So we haven’t really had any serious discussions about expansion. That’s certainly a possibility, but it’s way down the road.” (Getty Images) Luck: “The biggest moment for me was quite honestly just to see the St. Louis crowd. (It was) their first pro football game in St. Louis in 4-5 years, and just the passion that those folks have. That was very impressive. We knew what we were getting by putting a team there, but it’s still — to see it, they’ve got a good football team. Jonathan Hayes, their football coach, has really done a great job. But to see the excitement, the passion of 30,000 people. The dome was rocking, downtown with tailgates. That was special.” On criticism of quarterback playNote: I brought up ProFootballTalk’s column, headlined “Bad quarterbacks a big problem for the XFL,” as an example of some criticism the league has faced.Luck: “Quarterback play is important for every level of football. If bad quarterback play is damaging to the XFL, I think it’s damaging to any league at any level. I think our quarterback play by and large has been pretty good. We had two of our better quarterbacks that weren’t able to play in Week 1 [Landry Jones, Josh Johnson]. They both came back Week 2, and as you saw this past weekend, they’re both healthy and playing well. We’ve got some younger guys that have really stepped up. I don’t think anybody expected P.J. Walker or Jordan Ta’amu to have the seasons that they’re having right now.”It’s still young. It’s all brand new teams. It’s hard to play quarterback in professional football. These guys have great skill sets. We all watched them play in college. We’ve got improvements, no question about it, but overall I think the quarterback play is going to get better. I’ve been more or less satisfied with where it is today.” XFL commissioner Oliver Luck is pleased with the overall state of the XFL through the first three weeks of its existence, but realizes there’s always room for improvement.Luck spoke with Sporting News Thursday in a phone interview and discussed a number of topics in the league. He talked about the TV ratings so far, people who have been critical of the quarterback play, potential expansion in the future and more.last_img read more