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John Michael Castro of Bacolod City is boosting the UST team in the UAAP Season 81 table tennis. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VARSITARIAN MANILA – A former Palarong Pambansa table tennis standout from Western Visayas is set to suit up for University of Santo Tomas Tiger Paddlers in the UAAP Season 81.John Michael Castro, a native of Bacolod City, looks forward to playing for the Tiger Paddlers, which aim to reclaim their lost throne in men’s table tennis.“I’m looking forward sa championship talaga this season kasi kailangan naming makabawi and confident ako sa team namin na magagawa namin iyon kasi may training months pa naman kami kaya sure na ready na kami pagdating ng UAAP,” Castro told university student newspaper The Varsitarian.Castro, who previously played for University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City and trained with the Bacolod-based Lopue’s Table Tennis Association, said he is still adjusting with the training at the UST. “Talagang nanibago ako kasi mahirap iyong training dito, hindi katulad doon sa Bacolod. Mas quality talaga rito. Doon kasi sariling sikap lang,” he said.“Madaming schools ang nag-offer ng scholarship pero malaking factor po na isa sa top schools sa Pilipinas iyong UST tapos maganda iyong mga binibigay nilang equipment sa mga athletes and maganda iyong training ng sports dito,” he added.Castro, who also competed in international competitions such as the Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships last year, was discovered by the UST while representing Region 6 in Palarong Pambansa.“Nakita namin na former national juniors team siya so malaking plus points iyon, and nakita ko na lagi siyang nag-e-excel,” Tiger Paddlers head coach Jackson Que said of Castro./PN
Related TopicsBrownsCarson WentzEaglesHue JacksonRay Horton Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Browns now know exactly who they will be facing Sunday at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, as rookie QB Carson Wentz will be under center in Sunday’s season opener in the city of Brotherly Love.The Eagles underwent quite a change at quarterback over the weekend, when early on Saturday they agreed with the Minnesota Vikings to deal former starter Sam Bradford for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.It was thought at first that backup Chase Daniel would get the start against the Browns, but one-time Browns QB and new Eagles coach Doug Pederson made the news that Wentz would get the start for Philly against the Browns.“Everybody feels like this kid is ready to go,” Pederson said. “We drafted him to take on the reins. It’s something now that we’re prepared to do. He’s such a special guy. This stage is not too big for him.”Browns coach Hue Jackson said when asked by the media about Wentz starting that he was unaware that the announcement had been made, instead keeping the focus on the Browns. “I didn’t even know that,” Jackson said. “Honestly, it is not really about Philadelphia. It is really about our football team. They are going to do what they do and we have to do what we have to do. We are just trying to get better and get ready to play in a big game on Sunday.”Wentz, who was the No. 2 overall draft pick in the NFL Draft, missed the final three preseason games after injuring his ribs in the opener.“I’m very confident and I’m very excited to get this opportunity,” Wentz said on Monday.Jackson said Monday that the team won’t be spending countless hours the next few days watching Wentz’s college game film, as with him only playing in one preseason game there’s a thought the Browns might not know what to expect from the rookie QB. “I’m sure me and (defensive coordinator) Ray (Horton) will discuss what we need to do, but at the same time, I’m more worried about our football team.” Jackson said. “I’m not so much worried about Philadelphia. They have a good team. They have a good defense. I know that for sure. They have good players on offense, and Carson is a very talented young man, but at the same time, it is not going to be about them. “It is going to be about us. It is about our focus and our preparation and how we go through our process during the week to get ready to play.”With Wentz getting the start, the Browns will have not only the opportunity to see the second QB that was drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, they also have the chance to make a statement against a player they traded out of drafting when they made a deal prior to the draft. Wentz on the other hand may want to get some revenge on the Browns after getting passed up in the draft. Either way, it will be an interesting start to the season for the brown and orange.“I feel like I’ve earned respect just from how I go about my business, how I carry myself,” Wentz said. “There’s nothing different that I’ve got to do now. It’s still football. I’ve got to still be the same guy and just play ball, and I think those guys believe in me and I’m excited for it.”Wentz started just 23 games at North Dakota State where he led the Bison to FCS national championships in both of his seasons. He was 12 of 24 for 89 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in his only preseason action against Tampa Bay back on August 11th.
12 Argonauts named to GSC Spring All-Academic Team BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a spring season that saw four programs win Gulf South Conference championships and multiple teams continue deep into the NCAA postseason, the University of West Florida also boasted success in the classroom by landing 12 student-athletes on the 2013 GSC Spring All-Academic Team Tuesday. Academic All-GSC teams are selected by the GSC sports information directors (SIDs) and faculty athletic representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities.In addition to 12 all-academic selections, West Florida totaled 40 student-athletes on the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll, the most by all current members of the league. Shorter, a future member, led the way overall with 60. To get on the honor roll, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Repeat selections Agustina Cocha of women’s golf and Domenico Sano of men’s tennis led the way for West Florida, who both return to the All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year. Senior Cocha closed her career with a 3.51 cumulative GPA, while Sano holds a 3.22 GPA through his junior year.West Florida claimed every all-academic honoree for women’s golf this year, the only school to single-handedly sweep any one team. In addition to Cocha, 2013 GSC Player of the Year Camila Sevillano (3.88), 2013 GSC Freshman of the Year Elin Olsson (3.39) and 2013 GSC All-Tournament Team member Daisy-May Kenny (3.23) were selected for the team. Sano was joined by teammates Elio Latella (3.54) and Kevin Ducros (3.22) to represent men’s tennis. Ducros, the 2013 ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year and three-time All-American, was one of two unanimous selections after leading the Argonauts to the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships.UWF women’s tennis notched two all-academic picks in Fernanda Amaral (3.90) and Mariana Sonnervig (3.41). Amaral clinched West Florida’s Round of 16 victory in the NCAA Championship while Sonnervig made the 2013 All-GSC Second Team. West Florida men’s golf also boasted two all-academic team members: Juan Miguel Heredia (3.20) and Gary Buffington III, whose perfect 4.00 GPA was the best of all the student-athletes honored. Heredia made the 2013 GSC All-Tournament Team while Buffington was named to the 2013 All-GSC Team. Buffington was also recognized as the Elite 89 Award winner at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, given to the student-athlete at the final site with the highest cumulative GPA. Drew Bryson is the lone Argonaut to represent baseball on the all-academic team with a 3.69 GPA. The senior southpaw starting pitcher and 2013 All-GSC Second Team member was the only other UWF student-athlete besides Ducros to be a unanimous selection. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#2013 GSC Spring All-Academic Team2013 GSC Spring Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version Share Agustina Cocha (left) and Domenico Sano (right) both repeated on the GSC All-Academic Team (photos by Jim Hogue/Bill Stockland)
sumber: istimewa Walaupun menawarkan kemudahan kepada para penumpang, namun pada kenyataannya kehadiran moda transportasi berbasis aplikasi bukanlah menjadi jalan keluar terbaik untuk mengatasi masalah kemacetan. Ambil contoh di Jakarta, dimana hampir setiap hari ratusan pengemudi ojek online ‘mangkal’ di dekat stasiun demi lebih mendekatkan diri kepada para calon penumpangnya. Kehadirannya yang mungkin dinilai lebih mudah dijangkau oleh calon penumpang berimbas pada kemacetan di daerah sekitarnya.Baca Juga: Riset INRIX: Setelah Jakarta, Bandung Jadi Kota Termacet Kedua di IndonesiaPadahal, kehadiran transportasi berbasis aplikasi ini pada awalnya ditujukan untuk mengurangi volume kendaraan pribadi di jalanan. Sebagaimana yang tertera di laman resmi Uber, menyebutkan bahwa lebih sedikit kendaraan menandakan bahwa lebih sedikit pula bahan bakar dan polusi udara yang dikeluarkan. Namun pada kenyataannya,kehadiran moda tranportasi berbasis aplikasi ini tidaklah membawa pengaruh positif pada volume kendaraan di Ibukota, malah sebaliknya. Di sisi lain, kondisi transportasi berbasis massal pun bisa dibilang kurang memadai. Dapat dibayangkan Commuter Line Jabodetabek dan Bus TransJakarta yang selalu dijejali oleh penumpang dikala peak hours? Khusus untuk Bus TransJakarta, kondisi tersebut semakin diperparah dengan kemacetan yang dewasa ini sudah tidak bisa ditolerir lagi. Maka tidak heran jika kebanyakan masyarakat Jakarta dan sekitarnya lebih memilih untuk tetap menggunakan kendaraan pribadi ketimbang menggunakan moda transportasi berbasis massal.Seperti yang diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari laman intelligenttransport.com (12/3/2018), sebuah penelitian yang dilakukan oleh Institute of Transportation of California menemukan bahwa peningkatan penggunaan aplikasi ride-sharing seperti Gojek, Uber, dan Grab berpengaruh pada pengurangan jumlah penumpang angkutan berbasis massal seperti Commuter Line dan Bus TransJakarta. Dengan begitu, tingkat polusi udara di kota terkait pun secara otomatis akan meningkat.Untuk kasus pengadaan Electric Vehicles (EV) yang hingga saat ini masih digalakkan di beberapa negara di dunia nampaknya bisa menjadi solusi untuk masalah polusi udara yang sudah disebutkan di atas, namun tidak untuk masalah kemacetan. Banyak pengamat transportasi yang menilai bahwa hanya dengan beralih menggunakan transportasi umum sajalah yang mampu mengentaskan masalah kemacetan saat iniMenurut Dirut Perum Damri yang juga merangkap sebagai pengamat transportasi, Setia N. Milatia Moemin, penggunaan sarana transportasi umum mampu menampung lebih banyak penumpnag dalam sekali perjalanan. “Semisal ada 100 orang, mungkin butuh 20 kendaraan pribadi (mobil) untuk menampung semuanya. Namun 100 orang tersebut bisa langsung berangkat dengan menggunakan satu buah LRT atau MRT,” tuturnya kepada KabarPenumpang.com, Kamis (1/3/2018) kemarin.Baca Juga: Bicara Kemacetan Lalu Lintas, Bangalore Lebih Parah dari Jakarta!Masalah ini benar-benar bergantung pada kesadaran seseorang untuk beralih menggunakan transportasi umum, dan bagaimana pemerintah dapat menarik minat masyarakat Ibukota untuk beralih meninggalkan kendaraan pribadinya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIni Dia Alasan Ojek Online Belum “Naik Kelas”16/05/2017In “Basis Aplikasi”Sebagai Kota Terbesar di Asia Tenggara, Jakarta Justru Minus Jaringan Metro07/09/2017In “Darat”Begini Kondisi ‘Jalanan’ di Ibukota dari Kacamata Seorang Pengamat Transportasi!05/03/2018In “Analisa Angkutan”
Arsenal came from behind to end their nine-match winless streak as Freddie Ljungberg enjoyed his first victory as interim manager at the expense of his former club West Ham.Eighteen-year-old Gabriel Martinelli marked his full Premier League debut by side-footing an equaliser which cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna’s deflected first-half opener at London Stadium.Within nine minutes, Nicolas Pepe had curled a magnificent second into the top corner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired in a third.The salvo turned the game on its head and piled the pressure on West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, whose side have taken four points from their past nine league games and conceded three times in three successive home games.The Hammers remain a point above the relegation zone in 16th and face a trip to third-bottom Southampton on Saturday. Arsenal move up two places to ninth.Arsenal’s victory was all the more remarkable because until Martinelli added to the seven goals he has scored in cup competitions this season, the visitors had been utterly woeful.Club officials had spoken before kick-off about the improved atmosphere triggered by Ljungberg’s appointment as Unai Emery’s replacement but it appeared this game would end in frustration, just as the previous two had done under the Swede.The visitors were bereft of confidence and mild boos from the travelling support accompanied the end of a first half in which their side failed to have a shot on target and went behind when Ogbonna’s header bounced in off Ainsley Maitland-Niles.True, they did not have much luck. Hector Bellerin was injured in the warm-up and when Kieran Tierney was helped off in obvious pain with a shoulder injury sustained in a seemingly innocuous tangle with Michail Antonio, Ljungberg had lost both his first-choice full-backs in the space of half an hour.Nevertheless, it was pitiful stuff and when Aubameyang surged down the right wing and sent over a cross that flew over everyone and straight out for a throw-in on the other side of the pitch, it was symptomatic of a club apparently heading nowhere fast.
In a release from the BOF: “As a practical matter, comments submitted after the board begins deliberations on relevant proposals are likely to receive less consideration than comments submitted earlier. Individuals not in attendance can submit written comments by fax to (907) 465-6094.” Photo provided by: United Fishermen of Alaska During this four-day public meeting, the board will meet to consider 47 proposals regarding Lower Cook Inlet finfish submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Among those are six proposals that revolve around hatcheries in Alaska. After November 25, written public comments are limited to 10 single-sided or 5 double-sided pages in length from any one individual or group. These comments are recorded as record copies and inserted in board member workbooks at the beginning of the meeting, and accepted throughout the board meeting. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Board of Fisheries will be taking public comments on Alaska’s hatcheries at their upcoming meetings from December 10-13. The board will be holding the Lower Cook Inlet finfish meeting at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center’s Student Service Center in Seward. Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting. Copies of advanced meeting materials, including the agenda and roadmap, are available from Boards Support Section, 907-465-4110, or online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo. All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the board’s website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals. See http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.comments for details on public comment. Public comments submitted by November 25 will be included in the board’s workbook before the meeting.
The Haughton Buccaneers won the boys title Friday in the the Jerry Burton Battle on the Red track and field meet at Northwood’s Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium.Haughton scored 139 points. Benton finished second with 86.5. Parkway was third with 73.Benton finished third in the girls division with 96 points. Byrd won with 124 and Captain Shreve was second with 105. Parkway finished fourth with 89.With district meets set for the week after next, several Bossier Parish athletes had their best times and distances this season.Haughton dominated the boys sprints and the relays, something the Bucs have done all season.Josh Lister won the 100-meter dash in 10.75 seconds against the wind. Kynan Hayes was second in 11.07.Hayes won the 200 in 22.10, beating his Bossier Parish-best this season time of 22.15.Haughton’s Clyde English and Emile Cola finished 1-2 in the 400 in 50.22 and 51.17, respectively.Benton’s John Westmoreland won the 110 hurdles in 15.69. He was second in the 300 in 43.49.Lister, Hayes and Cola teamed with Lavonta Gipson to win the 4X100 relay in 41.61. They improved their parish-best time by .27 seconds. Haughton is the defending Class 5A state champ in the event.Parkway’s Chase Creamer, Justin Rogers, Darius Bradford and Terrace Marshall Jr. finished second in 42.79, their best time this season by .19 seconds. Lister, Hayes, Cola and Gipson won the 4X200 in 1:28.13. They cut 1.21 seconds off their parish-best time.English combined with Kason Green, Greg Phil and Nate Merrill to win the 4X400 relay in 3:29.66. That was also their best time this season by .31 seconds. Also on the track, Benton’s Sean Loftin finished second in the 800 in 2:05.64. Parkway’s Andrew Robinson was the runner-up in the 1,600 in 4:42.76.Three parish athletes won field events.Parkway’s Marshall took the high jump with a leap of 6 feet. Haughton’s Montoya Bonapart and Cola and Benton’s Xavier Perry all cleared 5-10. Bonapart got the runner-up spot on fewer misses.Phil won the long jump with a 20-9.5. Benton’s Johntavious Johnson (triple jump, 40-2.25) and Haughton’s Colt Shankle (javelin, 161-6.5) posted runner-up finishes.Parkway’s Adrianna Wilder continued her winning ways in the girls division. Wilder won the 800 in 2:28.24 and the 1,600 in 5:20.82. She sliced 4.53 seconds off her best time this season in the 800 and 5.10 seconds off her best in the 1,600.Benton’s KeKe West was also a double winner, taking the triple jump with a leap of 36-8.25, her best this season, and the long jump with a 16-8.Parkway’s Carly Hanson captured the 3,200 in 12:41, her best time this season by about eight seconds. Benton’s Peyton Reeder finished second in the 100 hurdles in 16.39, her best time this season. Reigning 5A state champ Kyah Lloyd of Byrd won in 14.70.Haughton’s Savannah O’Neal, the Class 5A runner-up last season, had her best throw of the season in the javelin with a winning 123-7. Her previous best was 121-4.Benton’s Rheagan White won the discus with a 117-11, her best throw this season by 8 feet, 4 inches. Parkway’s Abbie Norcross, who is also a softball player, finished second with a 106-1.5 and Benton’s Malorie Gill third with a 101-9. Both had their best throws this season.Benton’s Taylor Davis won the high jump with a 5-4. She and Captain Shreve’s Kennedy Gerard both cleared the height, but Davis won on fewer misses.Haughton’s Jenna Blank won the pole vault with a 9-8, her best this season by four inches. Parkway’s Victoria Morris and Benton’s Breanna Bundy and Georgia Carroway all cleared 8 feet. Morris got the eight second-place points because of fewer misses.The meet was billed as the Battle on the Red with Bossier Parish schools Haughton, Benton and Parkway competing against schools from Caddo Parish. Bossier won the boys 304-262, and Caddo won the girls 304-246.The annual Haughton Buccaneer Relays meet is Thursday.— Russell Hedges, email@example.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley has conveyed CARICOM’s position on West Indies cricket to Cricket Australia (CA), following a meeting in Melbourne.Rowley, a member of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial sub-committee on cricket, last Friday met with Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland along with other executive members.He was joined in the meeting by his Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister, Senator Dennis Moses, along with Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of the Attorney General, Stuart Young.“The discussions surrounded the history of West Indies Cricket and the recent developments in West Indies cricket, including its current state,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.“The Prime Minister provided a briefing on the position of CARICOM leaders and how they collectively feel about the management of West Indian cricket.”Rowley and CA also discussed the role of West Indies cricket in the development of the game in Australia, while agreeing on the need for the Caribbean side to return to “a dominant position in international cricket.”Further, CA committed to supporting any efforts to help West Indies cricket in the future.Rowley, who has been publicly critical of Cricket West Indies’ management, also discussed the role of cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council(ICC).CARICOM is set to meet with the ICC during the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in November, to also convey its position on West Indies cricket.The regional national grouping has been at loggerheads with CWI ever since endorsing a 2015 Governance Report, authored by UWI Cave Hill principal Professor Eudine Barriteau, which recommended “the immediate dissolution” of the governing body.Commissioned by CARICOM, the report slammed CWI as “antiquated”, “obsolete” and “anachronistic”, while calling for the appointment of an interim board “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework.”CWI have since put up staunch resistance to the report, labelling the recommendations “impractical” and an “unnecessary and intrusive demand.”At the Intersessional in Haiti last February, CARICOM adopted legal advice suggesting there was a case to be argued on the basis of CWI, as a private entity, continuing to manage the “public good” of West Indies cricket.
Scott Hogan’s goal gave Brentford their second home victory in three days.Hogan scored in the first half – his first goal of the season – to give the Bees a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park.AdChoices广告Bees boss Dean Smith was full of praise for Hogan and the rest of his players after their deserved victory.Fulham, on the other hand, were denied an away win by a last-minute Leeds United equaliser at Elland Road.Fulham were close to winning at Elland Road tonightWhites boss Slavisa Jokanovic was frustrated by the late goal, but nevertheless praised his side for what he saw as their best performance so far this season. Fulham are still looking to add to their squad and the club have held talks with Sporting Lisbon over a possible deal to sign youngster Wallyson Mallman on loan.Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has praised N’Golo Kante for the Frenchman’s performance on his debut against West Ham but has played down the significance of Cesc Fabregas’ omission.Fabregas has been linked with clubs in Italy and SpainThere has been speculation about Fabregas’ future, and in other transfer tittle-tattle, QPR have been linked with West Brom winger Callum McManaman.In cricket, Middlesex bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring tear.But on a much brighter note, Hounslow badminton player Rajiv Ouseph produced one of the best wins of his career to move into the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games in Rio. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook