first_imgPremier League-based trio Diego Costa, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla were among a high-profile list of absentees when Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque named his provisional 25-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday.Costa injured his hamstring against Liverpool in Chelsea’s penultimate game of the season. Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was also absent from the squad despite his improved form towards the end of the season, as were Arsenal midfielder Cazorla and Valencia forward Paco Alcacer, Spain’s top scorer in their qualifying campaign.Manchester United midfielder Mata, Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto and Villarreal’s Mario Gaspar were also excluded from the defending champions’ squad despite being involved in the March friendlies with Italy and Romania.Spain will play three friendlies, against Bosnia, South Korea and Georgia before starting the defence of their title against Czech Republic on June. 13.last_img read more

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia’s grizzled big man Rafi Reavis didn’t mince words when he was asked about a culmination to a long battle that he felt should have been a “player’s game.”ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s supposed to be!” he said. “That’s what we thought if they’d just let us play. But obviously, that wasn’t the case.”“[The game] went down the wire; it was anybody’s ball game but we all know who got the short end of the stick,” he added, alluding to Game 7’s officiating. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’d rather lose 4-0 than to lose this way. But hey, there’s nothing we can do about it. We’re players, we leave all that other stuff up to whoever takes charge of how the games are called.”The Hotshots led by as many as 17 points in a Game 7 many deemed improbable if only because Magnolia’s lineup pales in comparison to the Beermen’s lavish roster. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Debates will rage on even after the celebrations die down. Did June Mar Fajardo commit an offensive foul on Marc Barroca after a crucial Magnolia error? More importantly, was Jio Jalalon fouled when he missed an easy undergoal stab? Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said his prized guard feels he was hit on the play.Reavis, the 17-year veteran, also pointed out how Fajardo emerged from the physical encounter with no foul slapped on him.“Hats off to San Miguel, I don’t take anything from them, but I just think hopefully the league really looks into what happened tonight. There was a lot of lopsidedness,” he said.“I don’t know how June Mar plays the whole game and has zero fouls when it’s clear he does foul. There’s no player that plays a perfect game and they don’t foul. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t get fouls called on him. I think it’s not fair,” said Reavis, owner of 11 PBA championships. “I think the obvious that needs to be looked at and needs to be dealt with it because it’s happening too much and it’s too obvious. Something needs to be done about that,” he added. ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookscenter_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu His officiating rant even went beyond the calls. He also called out referees’ reactions to a wrong whistle.“And every time we ask about certain things going on on the court, all we get is ‘sorry’ or ‘my fault.’ But ‘my fault’ doesn’t help us. The damage is done, so sorry doesn’t help. Hopefully, something can be done about that and they can get better at doing their jobs,” Reavis added.“I think that it’s frustrating for us as athletes to put that much work in for it to be taken away from us and then being told sorry afterward because it’s taken away. That’s the frustrating part.” This wasn’t the first time Reavis touched on foul calls in the series. In a previous interview with a few reporters in Game 6, the Filipino-American also hinted on referees giving Fajardo a lot of leeway down low.“I’m trying to learn from June Mar. I don’t know how he could survive the whole game and only get one foul. I guess I just have to watch the tapes and see what he’s doing and do whatever he’s doing to not get any fouls,” he said last Sunday.Fajardo had zero fouls in Game 7. Magnolia, on the other hand, was called for a total of 22, 12 drawn by the five-time Most Valuable Player. Reavis, after committing five fouls in Game 6, fouled out in Game 7. “It’s hard because I think he gets away with everything. He’s allowed to push us and we can’t touch him,” Reavis said of defending Fajardo. “You can’t touch him, it’s obvious. But he’s allowed to elbow us and grab us and do all these things and I just think it’s not fair.”“[The players] put so much work in, we expect better than that from our officials. This is Game 7; this is the Finals. This is supposed to be the best of the best,” he said. Cherry Rondina gets confidence boost from younger teammates as UST looks to recover Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAll entries for the contest must be filled out by June 5th at 12:00 a.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is having a contest for residents of the Peace Region region to find them a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service the Ookapik and Oscar are hang up their pompoms for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on what or who the new school mascot should be.- Advertisement -The survey can be found on the NPSS website at: for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring a small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Desert Opera Theater will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through Sunday at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20, or $16 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Riders in the Sky will perform, 8 tonight at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $28. Call (661) 723-5950. State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara will perform “Carmen,” 8 tonight at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 267-5684. Smokey Robinson will perform, 8 p.m. Friday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $80, $75, $70. Call (661) 723-5950. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Dance company Ailey II will perform, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $28. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras will perform, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Ball in the House will perform a cappella pop and r&b, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20, $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will perform with winners of the Gail Newby Concerto Competition, the Antelope Valley Ballet and the Antelope Valley College Civic Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $18, seniors $16, children $9. Call (661) 723-5950. Travelogue on New Zealand, 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. last_img read more

first_img Graham Taylor is fondly remembered at Watford Watford will honour former manager Graham Taylor with a statue at Vicarage Road and host an annual pre-season game as a mark of respect.Taylor, who died last month aged 72, enjoyed two spells in charge of the Hornets, taking the club from the old Fourth Division to the top flight as well as the 1984 FA Cup final while he also guided them back into the Premier League in 1999.Watford will now work with the Taylor family and supporters’ groups to secure a lasting memorial for the former England manager.A club statement read: “With the blessing of Graham Taylor’s family, Watford FC will move forward with two significant tributes to the late Graham Taylor OBE.“A statue of Graham is to be commissioned and sited at the stadium, with its location to be agreed with Graham’s family and Watford Borough Council.“In addition, a pre-season tribute fixture – which is expected to become an annual opportunity to remember Watford’s greatest-ever manager – will be arranged to take place at Vicarage Road Stadium ahead of the Hornets’ 2017/18 campaign.“Watford FC is pleased to confirm that it will engage with fans’ representatives to ensure that supporters play a lead role alongside the club in bringing the statue to life. Again, Graham’s family are very supportive of these actions.“Further details about both tributes will be published as soon as they are confirmed.” 1last_img read more

first_imgToby Alderweireld insists Tottenham have not given up hope on winning the Premier League title – and says they believe they can do ‘something special’.Spurs kept their hopes of glory alive with a dramatic victory at Swansea on Wednesday night when they recovered from a goal down to win 3-1 with three goals in the final few minutes.And he revealed afterwards there is genuine belief at White Hart Lane they can deliver silverware this term.Speaking to the Sports Bar, he said: “We believe we can do something special. We will try to win our games and put pressure on Chelsea, and also on the teams behind us. That’s all we can do at this moment.“The only thing you can do is try to prepare yourself as well as possible for the next game, and then do your best and try to perform. That’s all you can do. We’ll try to do that. We are in the semi-final of the FA Cup as well, so we are in a good position, I think.“We try to focus on our own game and our own performance. If we can’t get first spot, we will fight for second. That means we would go directly into the Champions League, which is good.“And with the FA Cup as well, there are lots of things to go for.”last_img read more

first_imgPhase 2: The north side of First Street will be one-way eastbound, while the south side is constructed. Fillmore Street will remain one-way westbound.S.R. 56/Sering Street Access near Second StreetTraffic during S.R. 56/Sering Street intersection construction will be maintained in two phases using temporary traffic signals.Phase 1A: Alternating, one-way traffic will be allowed on Sering Street/S.R. 56 through the Second Street intersection via a temporary signal. This phase will not allow access to Second Street from S.R. 56. East Second Street may be accessed by residents from Harrison Street, around the barrier wall that is currently  in place. This phase is scheduled to begin tomorrow (August 20) and last for approximately 15 days.Phase 1B: Alternating, one-way traffic will be allowed from S.R. 56 to Second Street at the intersection via temporary traffic signal. This phase will not allow access to Sering Street from S.R. 56. East Sering Street may be accessed from the west. Phase 1B will begin following completion of Phase 1A and last for approximately 15 days. In addition, the east entrance to The Hillside Inn will be closed during both phases.Project 421 construction began in April 2019 and will continue until fall of 2020. The new bridge approach will enhance safety and mobility, and ease congestion in the area leading to the Milton-Madison Bridge. New traffic patterns are scheduled to begin this week at the following locations, weather permitting, for additional work to begin on the $9.5 million U.S. 421 bridge approach project in Madison.East First Street and Fillmore Street Access from Harrison StreetFirst Street construction east of Harrison Street will take place in two phases, allowing for constant access while work is completed. Work was planned to begin on August 19 and is expected to continue until Friday, September 6.Phase 1: The south side of First Street will be one-way eastbound, while the north side is constructed. Fillmore Street will be one-way westbound.last_img read more

first_imgOcean FM Sport will broadcast live from Sligo Races this Sunday, April 28th, from 2-7pm.Ocean FM Sport on Sunday will broadcast live from the opening meeting of the year at County Sligo Races this Sunday, April 28th, 2019.Austin O’Callaghan will present Ocean’s flagship sports programme live from the Cleveragh racecourse from 2-7pm.The programme will give a flavour of the opening raceday of 2019 in Sligo, and will speak to several of the key local and national racing personalities.Sunday’s meeting is a seven-race national hunt card – and the day will have a Peaky Blinders theme to it with prizes for the most authentic male and female outfits.Gates open at 12pm on Sunday with the first race scheduled at 2:20pm.You can contact Ocean FM Sport’s outside broadcast from Sligo races this Sunday by text/WhatsApp to 0833500530 – or by email ( You can also find us on social media @oceanfmsport.last_img read more

first_imgThe Loss Prevention Foundation has recently announced a new partnership with the University of Florida that aims to benefit UF students and the loss prevention/asset protection community.Through this strategic partnership with the LPF, UF, a top 10 US public university, will begin offering the Loss Prevention Foundation’s LPQualified course. The LPQ certification will open many employment opportunities for criminal justice students as well as others with majors in the field of retail loss prevention and security. In return, the LPF will help promote UF online courses to LP/AP leaders and associates.The University of Florida offers the online certificate course, “Introduction to Evidence-Based Loss Prevention,” to non-UF working professionals. This course is designed to help participants better understand how to use a theory-driven, evidence-based, systematic crime prevention process that uses case studies to provide students with practical application in making people, places, and assets safer and more secure.- Sponsor – “The University of Florida has an almost 30-year LP/AP support legacy, including the National Retail Security Survey with NRF, Dr. Richard Hollinger’s and other LP courses, and faculty and grad students working on Loss Prevention Research Council projects. This exciting LPF opportunity allows UF to further support the important asset protection community” said UF Research Scientist Dr. Read Hayes.“We are excited for this new opportunity with the University of Florida,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, president of the LPF. “This partnership allows the LPF to contribute to the education of UF students by making it possible for them to graduate with not only a bachelor’s degree but an LPQ certification. It will also give the LPF a chance to offer continuing education units to our LPCertified professionals who choose to take the UF course. This is really a ‘win-win’ for all involved.”For more information on the UF course: Introduction to Evidence-Based Loss Prevention.For more information on the Loss Prevention Foundation certificate courses: LPF Courses. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgBoth players were members of the ODI side which abandoned the Indian tour in October last yearThe West Indies selectors have excluded experienced campaigners Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the side’s squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup, sticking with the controversial decision that saw both players also dumped for the ongoing South Africa series.Both all-rounders, with 255 One-Day Internationals (ODI) between them, were the notable omissions from the 15-man squad announced Saturday by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reports CMC.The squad will be led by rookie seamer Jason Holder, who was also named the skipper for the five-match series against South Africa, with selectors making the surprising move to appoint Marlon Samuels as vice-captain.Ace off-spinner Sunil Narine has been recalled to the squad along with fellow Trinidadian Darren Bravo, who recently pulled out of the South Africa tour to deal with personal matters.”I believe we have selected a very good team which will do the West Indies proud at the World Cup. We have a good mixture of some good, seasoned players and some good, youngsters who will fly the West Indies flag in Australia and New Zealand,” chief selector Clive Lloyd said on Saturday.”If they play to their potential, I am quite sure we will do very well. I have really high hopes in this team – I believe they can do something special. We have the talent and if we can play to our potential, we have a very good chance of lifting that trophy.”advertisementThe side has been boosted by the inclusion of talismanic opener Chris Gayle who boasts 258 ODI appearances, former captain Darren Sammy and fast bowler Kemar Roach, who limped out of the South Africa tour with an ankle injury following the opening day of the first Test at Centurion last December.Their presence is likely to be overshadowed by the decision to exclude Dwayne Bravo, a former captain, and Pollard.Selectors came under fire from several quarters last month for the decision to omit the players from the South Africa tour.Both players were members of the ODI side which abandoned the tour of India in October last year over a contract dispute. Bravo, who was captain at the time, also acted as the players’ representative and was at the forefront of the battle with the WICB and players union, the West Indies Players’ Association(WIPA).However, both players have poor averages. In 91 ODIs, Pollard averages just over 25 runs with the bat, 38 runs per wicket with the ball and an economy rate of 5.5 an over. Bravo, meanwhile, appointed captain in May, 2013, averages 25 with the bat, 29 with the ball and an economy rate of nearly 5.5 an over.Significantly, Bravo is on the cusp of a major landmark with 199 ODI scalps, and is also 32 runs shy of 3,000 runs.Ironically, Bravo also missed the last World Cup in India four years ago, after falling to an injury in the lead-up to the tournament.Meanwhile, uncapped players Jonathan Carter and Sheldon Cottrell, both of whom have been named to face South Africa, have retained their spots in the squad.The West Indies are clubbed in Group B at the World Cup alongside Ireland, Pakistan, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Zimbabwe, and Lloyd said the tournament presented the ideal opportunity for the regional side to do something special.”This is a very prestigious world event, one of the biggest sporting events on the international calendar and it is a huge opportunity to create something historic and memorable for the West Indies cricket and the people of the region,” the legendary former captain said.The tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand and runs from Feb 14 to March 29.West Indies squad: Jason Holder(c), Marlon Samuels(vc), Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylorlast_img read more