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Horse Racing Results

first_imgTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1820 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO-NW41. LADY BELRIDGE OMullings 52.02. SIR SOUTH HPottinger3 51.0 Sh.Head3. *BRAVE PROSPECT JPatterson3 54.0 1 1/2L4. PLAY STATION OWhite 52.0 2 1/2LLate scratch: #5 RAY RAYWIN: $321.00Final Time: 1:58.4 Splits : 27.1, 52.0, 1:16.4, 1:43.1Winner : 6yo b mare – OUTRIGGER out of DOCANDME by JOESLEWTrainer : TOWNSEND,RAYMOND I Owner : RIDGEWOODQuinella : (3,6) $781.00 Exacta : (6-3) $1,136.00Trifecta : (6-3-7) $426.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. DANISH BROWN OMullings 53.02. *IDON’TKNOW RLunan 53.0 5L3. THEGREATALLIANCE AChatrie 55.0 5L4. DEPUTY HEADGIRL JErwin 53.0 3/4LDNF #3 LADY MARCIANNE LWalters 55.0 45/1Late scratch : #5 MR. MUSMAKIT, #6 RAWALPINDI EXPRESSWIN: $144.00Final Time : 1:17.2 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, ,Winner : 5yo ch filly – REGION OF MERIT out of EAST WIND by ALISIOSTrainer : BURRELL,RENEX L Owner : RENEX L BURRELLQuinella : (2,4) $229.00 Exacta : (4-2) $312.00D/E : (6-4) $685.00 (6-5) $298.00 (6-6) $254.00Superfecta : (4-2-1-8) $262.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. *CAMPESINO WGriffiths,OD 55.02. BRAWN DaneNelson 52.5 2 1/4L3. ROYAL ASSAULT WHenry 50.5 3 1/2L4. FORCE DE JOUR NBerger4 46.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $53.00, $66.00, $69.00Final Time : 1:11.0 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – COMPADRE out of YAELLA by BOLD EXECUTIVETrainer : FEANNY,PHILIP M Owner : HAMARK FARMSQuinella : (2,7) $203.00 Exacta : (2-7) $208.00D/E : (4-2) $304.00Trifecta : (2-7-4) $137.00Rolling Triple : (6-4-2) $2,458.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *MY WAY OWalker 54.02. PATCH RWilson 54.0 4L3. THAT’S THE MAN AMartin 54.5 1 1/4L4. JASON’S GOLD JErwin 52.5 1 3/4L5. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman2 53.5 1LLate scratch : #12 UNCLE BUNNYWIN: $51.00PLACE: $58.00, $94.00, $208.00Final Time : 0:58.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.1, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – MARKET RALLY out of ALL IN by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : MILADE AZANQuinella : (9,14) $199.00 Exacta : (14-9) $226.00D/E : (2-14) $66.00 (2-12) $91.00Trifecta : (14-9-7) $516.00Hi-5 : (14-9-7-16-8) $3,954.00Rolling Triple : (4-2-14) $451.00Race 5 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. FIX IT UP AMartin 55.02. PERFECT GOLD DDawkins3 50.0 1L3. FABULOUSCONNECTION HPottinger3 53.0 2 3/4L4. WAR CHIP DaneNelson 53.0 NeckLate scratch : #3 TURBULENT VELOCITY, #7 CLASSICAL TRAINWIN: $384.00PLACE: $154.00, $1324.00, $143.00Final Time : 1:01.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.1, ,Winner : 4yo filly – URBAN KING out of LA CHAISE byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDQuinella : (8,10) $7,517.00 Exacta : (10-8) $46,778.00D/E : (14-10) $685.00Superfecta : (10-8-1-5) $122,480.00Rolling Triple : (2-14-10) $822.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3/OT)1. HAILEY’S COMET KPowell 50.02. *TOUCH DE ROAD RLahoe 52.0 3 1/4L3. NATASHADONTPLAY JPatterson3 49.5 1 1/2L4. XQUISITE CHOICE HPottinger3 51.0 1 1/4L5. BAD BOY JUSTIN AChatrie 52.5 1LLate scratch : #3 AWESOME CATWIN: $358.00PLACE: $233.00, $115.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:21.1 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:14.1,Winner : 5yo b filly – IMAGE MAKER out of REGINA ROYALE by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DARBY,RYAN O Owner : IAN M ROBERTSQuinella : (2,8) $774.00 Exacta : (8-2) $1,483.00D/E : (10-8) $3,014.00 (10-3) $878.00Trifecta : (8-2-12) $3,242.00Hi-5 : (8-2-12-7-9) $17,242.00Rolling Triple : (14-10-8) $5,104.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. SAMORA (AndreePowell) 4 49.02. SIR LEYLAND HALL RNelson 56.0 5L3. *FIRE ALARM RHalledeen 53.5 1L4. GOLD SCREW MWard4 52.0 3/4L4. MAMETA OFoster 53.0 dead heat6. #4 KACI DaneNelson 53.0 3LWIN: $8653.00PLACE: $726.00, $97.00, $66.00Final Time : 0:58.2 Splits : 22.2, 45.0, ,Winner : 4yo colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of SHAKIRA SHAKIRA byTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : SOMORA CLARKEQuinella : (1,11) $11,266.00 Exacta : (11-1) $53,570.00D/E : (8-11) $155,560.00Trifecta : (11-1-3) $44,023.00Hit-6 carry-over : $213,934.50Rolling Triple : (10-8-11) $97,276.00Super-6 : (4-2-14-10-8-11) $682,425.20CLIFFORD STEWART MEMORIAL CUPRace 8 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-NW2 & 6YO-NW41. ST. BERNARD OWalker 54.02. AQUILO WHenry 54.0 Sh.Head3. EL NUMERO UNO RLunan 55.0 Sh.Head4. EL CLIENTE OEdwards3 51.0 Neck5. BLESSEDNESS JInnis3 49.0 1/2LDNF #11 WARRIOR PRINCESS JErwin 53.5WIN: $248.00PLACE: $98.00, $119.00, $86.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits : 23.1, 47.1, ,Winner : 7yo ch horse – TRACKING out of LUVABLE by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : BEECHAM,MICHAEL A Owner : PHILIP A EDWARDSQuinella : (7,12) $1,404.00 Exacta : (12-7) $2,365.00D/E : (11-12) $214,504.00Trifecta : (12-7-1) $4,124.00Hi-5 carry-over : $68,384.55Rolling Triple : (8-11-12) $1,961.00PlacePot 8 : (3,6-2,4-2,7-9,14-8,10-2,8-1,11-7,12) $165,750.00Race 9 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st – 2nd SINCE DEC.111. STORMONTHESEA (AndrePowell) 4 51.02. VERONICA B JPatterson3 52.0 2 3/4L3. COSEQUIN OEdwards3 51.0 Head4. ZANZIBAR HPottinger3 52.0 2 1/2L5. JOHN D LINJAH DDawkins3 49.0 NeckWIN: $1536.00PLACE: $890.00, $96.00, $537.00Final Time : 1:30.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, 1:16.0,Winner : 5yo dk b/br colt – STORM CRAFT out of VELOCITY byTrainer : HARDIAL,RUDOLPH M Owner : JACQUELINE M. BURGESS & EMILE K. WRIGHTQuinella : (4,5) $13,106.00 Exacta : (5-4) $19,656.00D/E : (12-5) $51,410.00Trifecta : (5-4-8) $87,160.00Hi-5 carry-over : $200,681.65Rolling Triple : (11-12-5) $21,432.00Pick-4 : Carry-over : $594,698.00Super-6 : (14-108-11-12-5) $52,929.50 Carry-over : $1,111,519.50Pick-9 : (6-4-2-14-10-8-11-12-5) $66,603.00 (6-4-2-14-10-8-11-12-5) $324.50 Carry-over : $1,677,505.20last_img read more

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“I’ll Not Apologize”

first_imgNearly two days after the Lower House of Legislature declared “Vote of no confidence” in Superintendent Fong Zuagele and Assistant for Development Teeko Yorlay, the Assistant Superintendent has voiced out another defiant statement saying that he will not apologize to anyone claiming that he has done no wrong.Speaking on Radio Saclepea Morning show on 25th September 2014, Mr. Yorlay said as far as he is concerned, anything he did was in the interest of the county and therefore doesn’t owe anyone an apology and again he will not resign his post.“Even though the lower House said they will not work with us, we are still in the county doing our work until President Sirleaf can decide what decision to take,” he said.“I knew that the position of assistant superintendent is not a lifetime job and once you are born, you must expect to die. So if we are afraid to leave the job, then no need we accept the job,” he said.Mr. Yorlay said he would only apologize if he is guilty of what he was accused of, but if he had not done what he is accused of, then, he has no reason to apologize.“I have a life to live beyond the assistant superintendent for development, and I am going to create a checkpoint of thinking just because I want the assistant superintendent for development job,” he added.“I am not going to apologize for doing the right thing and for people saying the wrong thing about me,” he maintains.There has been no understanding among the 53rd Nimba Lawmakers and the Nimba County leadership headed by Fong Zuagele since the induction of Zuagele as superintendent of Nimba in March.The problem was impeding development activities across Nimba till this Ebola crisis.Even though, Fong Zuagele during his induction vowed to unite Nimbaians regardless of tribes, the level of division under his administration appears to be widening.Those who listen to Mr. Yorlay’s statement this morning expressed some disappointments and called on him to come down and show respect to the lawmakers.Robert Mehn of Saclepea City, “I want the superintendent to come down, because the way the money was used was not appropriate; even now the holding center in Ganta is yet to open due to lack of materials.  So some of the money could be used to purchase these needed materials, but, instead, they divided the money among while people are dying.”    Superintendent Fong Zuagele was very moderate in his approach concerning their visit to Monrovia where they faced legislative inquest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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“We Are Not Guilty”

first_img“We are not guilty, say over 25 defendants formally charged, indicted and facing trial at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County. They have taken issue with the state to prove them guilty of multiple crimes.The defendants pleaded not guilty when the contents of the indictment were read to them last week, during the trial processing conducted by the clerk of the court, Emmanuel Quahgar.The multiple crimes include armed robbery, theft of property, obstruction of government function, criminal mischief, riot, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, obstructing highway, criminal conspiracy and other public tresspasses.Those indicted are Fred Saye, Jonathan Paye , Yei Dokie , Prince Lah, Prince Zeadah , Emmanuel Torbaye , Romeo  Zuweh , Romeo  Swah , Wilson Gono , Zuo Gbealah , Peter Zuah, Alano Kortoe and Yei Brown.Others are William Gbandeah, Saye Jebdole , George S.K.  Dolo, Melvin Zeantoe, Saye Tee, Zuweh, Patrick Gongar, Junior Musa, Oretha Gono, Saye Garteh and others to be identified. They were all accused, charged and indicted for having conspired to commit the various mentioned crimes.  The indictment was prepared by the Special Grand Jurors of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Nimba County under the signature of County Attorney, Hector Quoigoah.According to the indictment, the defendants did conspire and commit the aforesaid crimes which violate chapter 17 Section 17.1, 17.3, 12.1 17.7 and Chapter 10 Section 4(1, 2, 3, 4, respectively of the New Penal Law of Liberia, Chapter 26 of the Liberian Code in the form and manner.The indictment revealed that the Tokadeh Progressive Youth Development Association in Nimba wrote Nimba County Attorney Quoigoah on June 27, 2014, informing him that their group would carry out a march on July 3, 2014, but he dishonored it saying that the notice was too short and they would not allow the police to protect the march.He directed the youth group to call off the plan because, according to him, the defendants, headed by one Othello Bontor and others to be identified, had  intended to cause public disturbance, damage and carry away properties of ArcelorMittal and AFCONS  and physically obstruct the enforcement of the law and gather at Banlaw (TNF) junction  near Gbarpa, fell trees and create roads blocks, thereby restricting free movement of traffic, violently exhibiting cutlasses, sticks and other lethal instruments and carry stones.Thereafter, security officers, including the Liberia National Police, engaged defendant Othello Bontor and colleagues in a peaceful manner and tried to persuade them to unblock the road, but they reigned insults and threw stones at the security personnel.The indictment indicated  that at 6:25 a.m. on July 3, 2014, the defendants, headed by Saye Toe Zuweh and Peter Zuweh, the president of the organization, despite the County Attorney’s mandate  that they should call off the plan, damaged and carried away properties of ArcelorMittal and Afcons, caused public disturbances and physically obstructed the enforcement of laws, fell trees with power saws, created road blocks, with cutlasses, sticks, threw stones, while mask  dancers displayed traditional  war dances.  The defendants further chanted threatening slogans, the indictment disclosed.At about 12:00 noon, on July 12, 2014, County Attorney Quoigoah, amid the growing number of demonstrators and  the violent nature of their actions, tried to calm the situation at Tokadeh Junction, but he was booed at by the defendants and other demonstrators yet to be identified,  which resulted to releasing teargas  on the demonstrators by the police.According to the indictment, the demonstrators deranged, looted and set ablaze properties of Afcons, SEGAL and ArcelorMittal valued at over US$5,000,000 and police subsequently arrested and charged the defendants. They also trenched and entrapped employees of the said entities at Tokadeh mines for over 24 hours.Following this, the Special Grand Jury of the 8th Judiciary Circuit Court in Nimba County, transferred the case to Grand Bassa County based upon a motion for change of venue to Grand Bassa, which was granted by then presiding Judge, J. Boima Kortu. Meanwhile, the commencement of the trial proceedings on March 2, 2015, at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County, was presided over by Judge Yussif Kaba, while the state is being represented by the Ministry of Justice. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UPDATE: Highway closed after gas leak at Spectra Energy plant in Taylor

first_imgAt this time we are still trying to get information from both the District of Taylor and Spectra Energy about the incident and will post updates as soon as possible.If you have any information or photos to share, email news@moosefm.ca- Advertisement –last_img

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Plans in gear for Copa Cocacola Africa camp

first_img0Shares0000Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka hands over the winner’s trophy to the 2018 Copa Coca-Cola Champions St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale at the Hill School in Eldoret.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6- Plans are on to organize an Africa Copa Camp that will see winning teams from all round the continent gather in one central location for a training program as well as a ‘African Cup’ tournament, Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka has told Capital Sport.In an exclusive interview with Capital Sport, Nzioka says just as has been the tradition in years before, the beverage company will look to ensure the talents showcased in the Under-16 tournaments all across the continents is developed and improved. “We are working with partners across the continent to develop a Copa Africa camp because as you know there are multiple countries with Copa Coca-Cola. We want to have a world cup of sorts because we have seen a lot of talent especially in the Kenyan tournament and we would want to develop it,” Nzioka said.In previous years, there have been Copa camps organized in South Africa and at one point there was a partnership with coaches from English premier League side Chelsea FC who came down and helped train the young lads and their coaches.Meanwhile, Nzioka says the tournament celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year has seen tremendous success and believes there will be more in the coming years.2018 Copa Coca-Cola Champions St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale celebrate with their trophy at the Hill School in Eldoret.St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale won this year’s competition after beating St. peters Boys from Mumias 3-1 on penalties in the final in Eldoret last week.Biggest among the highlight players to have come through the tournament is Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga who starred for Upper Hill High School before making the top tier moves to Thika United, Tusker FC and Gor Mahia.Olunga currently plies his trade in the Chinese top tier with Guizhou Zhicheng having had his first pro stint in Sweden with Djugardens and last season played in the Spanish La Liga with FC Girona.“The 10 years have been a learning and growing experience for us. The reason we got into Copa was because we wanted to engage the youth on a platform they could connect with and for the youth that is either music or football,” Nzioka explained.“Copa has grown year in year out and the reason we went for the Under-16 is because that is the age where youth discover their talent and we wanted to play a part in nurturing it and opening the doors for them,” he added.Coca-Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager Rodney Nzioka receives a commemorative plaque from an official of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association as they celebrated 10 years of existence.Previously, the company used to run the tournament on its own but since 2016, they have partnered with the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) and the tournament has been made part of the school games calendar.“The reason we partnered with KSSSA is we wanted to increase the scale of Copa and with schools it allows us to touch all secondary schools in Kenya. Also, they provide a great logistical and marketing support for Coca-Cola so it makes it easier,” added Nzioka.“I would give a 12 (On a scale of 1-10)! It has been a successful endeavor with the company and there are a lot of superstars that played their first organized game through Copa, not only players but coaches as well, we develop the sport all round,” further added the Marketing boss.Meanwhile, Coca-Cola signed a three-year partnership with KSSA that will see them sponsor the entire Term 2A National School Games to the tune of Sh21.5mn per year, taking over from Brookside who were erstwhile sponsors of the games.The partnership kicked off this year with the School Games held in Eldoret where the company were headline sponsors for the Copa U16 tourney, U19, racquet games, volleyball, netball, rugby, decathlon, heptathlon and cross country. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DANIEL TO RECEIVE DONEGAL’S HIGHEST HONOUR TODAY

first_imgFriends and family of Daniel O’Donnell will gather at County House in Lifford today for what the singer admits will be the biggest honour of his career.There promises to be standing-room only when the Kincasslagh singer turns up to receive the Freedom of County Donegal just after 3pm.Daniel is only the fifth person to whom the honour has ben bestowed upon. The singer is to receive the award in official recognition of his contribution to music and the ambassadorial role he has played for Donegal for decades.He will receive a specially-commissioned badge and pin which is reserved exclusively for those who get the Freedom of County Donegal.The badge, made by Letterkenny artist Geraldine Hannigan and mounted on a background designed by Fionntan Gogarty of Artwoks, is a silver replication o the county badge.The badge, which includes the O’Donnell Cross and an Iunula, was granted to the county council by the Chief Herald of Ireland as part of a Grant of Arms to the County. A number of speakers from all the political parties are expected to pay tribute to the singer before he receives the Freedom of the County.The questions on everybody’s lips will also be if Daniel will treat everyone to a song or two for the occasion? DANIEL TO RECEIVE DONEGAL’S HIGHEST HONOUR TODAY was last modified: June 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellFREEDOM OF DONEGALlast_img read more

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Tory Island man faces dangerous driving charges

first_imgA man has appeared in court on dangerous driving charges.Darren Rodgers, 23, from Tory Island, appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with the incidents in Gortahork on St Valentine’s Day. Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle told the court that he expected further charges in the case.The case was adjourned until April 17th next.Tory Island man faces dangerous driving charges was last modified: February 24th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MATCH BETWEEN DUNGLOE AND TERMON POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT

first_imgThe proposed fixture between Dungloe and Termon in the Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta has been postponed due to a bereavement in the Dungloe club.The game has been cancelled as a mark of respect to the late Pat Brennan whose funeral will take place tomorrow.Pat’s sons Manus, Cathal, and Cornelius all served the Dungloe club in a playing capacity with distinction for years. The game between Dungloe and Termon will now be re-arranged at a later date.  MATCH BETWEEN DUNGLOE AND TERMON POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAANoticesSportTermonlast_img read more

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Pimp My Pump Series (GC555R0) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgContinue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Share with your Friends:More Geocache Name:Pimp my Pump series by ArizonaSmithSee here for full bookmark list of series.Location:Zagreb, CroatiaN 45° 48.170 E 015° 58.378Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1.5Why this series is Geocache of the Week:Marge Simpson, Kurt Cobain, and Mr. Spock have taken up residence on the streets of Zagreb, Croatia, thanks to a group of local artists and a project called “Pimp My Pump.”Scattered across Zagreb are a series of old water pumps dating back to the end of the 19th century. You’ll find them in yards, the spaces between buildings, and at the sides of busy roads. Originally constructed to bring water to neighborhoods not connected to the municipal water supply, the pumps had long been disused and mostly ignored before the “Pimp My Pump” crew came along and transformed them into colorful, astonishingly creative, and at times hilarious figures.Now, geocacher ArizonaSmith has placed a geocache at many of these pumps, effectively creating a geocaching tour of the series. Find all of the caches on this bookmark list, and you’ll also find a sidewalk Pac-Man game, a pump in jail with a police pump standing watch nearby, and Jimmi Hendrix pump.Photos:center_img SharePrint RelatedCroatia! Hrvatska! New Country Souvenirs! Ura!December 1, 2014In “News”Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the WeekNovember 23, 2016In “Community”Chraxli’s mini Wonderland — Geocache of the WeekMay 16, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

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SMB, Star stay in top-2 hunt

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ San Miguel’s Charles Rhodes celebrates after a dunk against Blackwater. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeo Austria was glad that his San Miguel Beermen experienced something like this heading into the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, even if he said that this was the most scared he had been in a game this season.Trailing a team that wasn’t supposed to even stay close to them, the Beermen dug deep in the second half to roar back from 16 points down before upending Blackwater, 124-113, on Wednesday night as San Miguel stayed in the top-two chase at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I think that game was the most scary I’ve experienced this season,” Austria said after booking his eighth win in 10 games while showing the Elite the door with their ninth defeat in 11 outings. “Our opponent was very confident and really wanted to beat us.”Star rallied from 21 points down later in the night and carved out a 102-98 overtime victory over Alaska to take No. 1 spot temporarily.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Hotshots also stayed in contention for twice-to-beat incentives in the playoffs after closing out with a 9-2 record. But for Star to keep that position—and the bonus that goes with it—the Hotshots need San Miguel Beer or Barangay Ginebra—or both—to lose their last games on Friday against GlobalPort and Mahindra, respectively.Blackwater could have given the Hotshots the Beermen loss that they needed, scoring the first 10 points of the match and grabbing a 72-56 lead at the half. But that only served as a wake-up call for the Beermen, who came out in the third quarter with all guns firing and their defense unforgiving.“This is a lesson for us—that we cannot take any team for granted,” Austria said. “We needed a game like this—that (16-point) deficit forced us to play hard. The players just refused to be beaten.”Charles Rhodes fired 15 points in the fourth period and June Mar Fajardo hit 12 of his 28 in the third as the two big men took turns in helping the Beermen avert what would have been the biggest upset of the tournament.Finishing in the top two means needing to beat a lower-ranked squad just once to make the Final Four.The Gin Kings and the Beermen can go 1-2 with wins on Friday. Star will drop to No. 3 via the quotient if all three teams end up tied with 9-2 cards.ADVERTISEMENT Asian Women’s sorry stint provides blueprint for PH volleyball team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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