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California High lives up to its lofty expectations

first_img “We had a good week of practice,” Ancich said. “Our kids really wanted this one, and they showed it in their work ethic throughout the week. “Everything we practiced worked out for us in the game. We sort of set the tone early in the game and everything continued from there.” The Condors lines were very impressive. Offensively, key performers included center Steven Curtis, tackle Andrew McLean, Ed Rocha, Adam Garcia and Matt Duda. Defensively, end Albert Zambrano, linebackers Terry Hackney and Trent Howard keyed a group that held the Lancers to two yards total offense and one first down in the first half. Ancich called Dominic Rivera’s 119 yards on 22 carries his “breakout performance.” He’s been struggling a bit of late, but he was very good that night. Matt Navarro, expected to be the Condors’ big gun on the ground, missed the first two games with a hip injury but showed he was coming back against Lawndale in Week 5 and then flashed the form of his former self with 97 yards on just 15 trips against La Serna. California defeated La Serna, 24-7, in their Del Rio League opener Friday night, and in the process, gave evidence of the potential many observers had seen before the season began. The Condors are big up front on both sides of the ball. They have solid running backs and a talented and versatile quarterback that makes everything go. — He may have had a inkling of what lay ahead, but you can never be sure when dealing with high school football players. As it turned out, coach Dusan Ancich’s California High School Condors were everything he expected, and then some. center_img Quarterback Mitch LaVier had no flashy numbers passing the ball, but still was Mr. Everything for the Condors. He had a seven-yard touchdown pass to Howard, kicked a 34-yard field goal and defensively, had a sack and an interception. He also used the pooched kickoff effectively, with La Serna fair catching (no runbacks) his first four kicks. On the fifth, he drove the ball into the end zone for an automatic touchback. La Serna coach Ken La Vigne was gracious in losing. “Obviously, the game didn’t turn out the way we wanted,” LaVigne said. “Their kids were more intense than ours, and they just outplayed us. It’s as simple as that. “We had opportunities to make plays, and didn’t make them. We have to play the game with passion, and we didn’t do it. Cal High controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides, and their running game controlled the clock.” La Serna’s game film wasn’t without players who stood out. LaVigne cited defenders Jacob Gonzalez, Nick Alvarez, Joey Torres and Brian Hernandez. He could have added his son, Clint LaVigne, to the list. “Offensively, Anthony Rivera did some good things, but overall, not a lot of great things happened for us,” LaVigne said. I’m convinced that our kids are better than we showed.” California (4-2, 1-0) plays host to Whittier (1-5, 0-1) this week. La Serna (4-2. 0-1) travels to take on unbeaten Santa Fe (6-0, 1-0). Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Springboks change two for Wallabies

first_img26 September 2013Adriaan Strauss and Fourie du Preez have been recalled to the Springbok starting line-up for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship test against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town.Coach Heynecke Meyer was at pains to point out that the changes had long ago been decided as part of his rotational policy, and in the case of Strauss, his inclusion at hooker and nothing to do with Bismarck du Plessis’ unfortunate red card in Auckland, which was later rescinded.Prop Jannie du Plessis and flyhalf Morne Steyn will both play their 50th tests for South Africa, with Steyn, already the most-capped Springbok flyhalf of all time, just two points shy of 600 points after 49 matches.Brothers’ milestoneBy playing in his 50 test, Jannie du Plessis will ensure he and brother Biscmarck becoming the first South African brothers to achieve the milestone.They will also become only the fifth set of brothers to achieve the feat after Mauro and Mirco Bergamasco of Italy; Scotland’s and the British Lion’s Scott and Gavin Hastings; Massimo and Marcello Cuttitta of Italy and Robin and Zinzan Brooke of New Zealand.“We’re all very pleased for Jannie and Morne, who are great ambassadors for South Africa and the Springboks,” Springbok coach Meyer commented at the announcement of the team in Cape Town on Thursday.‘Well-deserved’“They have endured through difficult times, but have shown a lot of resilience and that is why they have made it to this special milestone. It’s well-deserved and a privilege only a very small percentage of Springboks have achieved.”Referencing the two changes to the starting team, Meyer said: “The players all knew what the plans were for the Rugby Championships and where they stand. We were always going to rotate players where possible and planned to start this test with Adriaan and Fourie.“We know we’re in for a big challenge against Australia. The players have been working very hard and we’re looking forward to playing in front of our own supporters at DHL Newlands on Saturday. It’s always special to play tests in South Africa,” he added.NewlandsSaturday’s test will be South Africa’s 50th at Newlands since 1891, making it the first stadium in South Africa to host 50 tests.In their previous 49 tests at the ground, South Africa have won 33, lost 14 and drawn two matches.The Springboks have met the Wallabies 10 times at Newlands, winning seven of those contests, including the last five in succession. Three of those matches have been decided by four points or less.Their last loss to the Australians in Cape Town was in 1992. In their most recent meeting at Newlands in 2009, South Africa won 29-17.SPRINGBOK TEAMZane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Flip van der Merwe, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Tendai MtawariraSubstitutesBismarck du Plessis, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juandre Kruger, Siya Kolisi, Ruan Pienaar, Pat Lambie, Jan SerfonteinSAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Gervacio, Tan cap BVR season with gold medal

first_imgChampions Bea Tan (second from left) and Dzi Gervacio (third from left) receive their prize during the awards ceremonies.Banko-Perlas 1’s Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan pulled off a dominant 21-8, 21-18 victory over National University-Boysen’s Roma Doromal and Kly Orillaneda to claim the women’s championship of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally early this month at The Sands SM By The Bay.Air Force finally captured a men’s title as Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez bested Cignal’s Fauzi Ismail and Edmar Bonono, 21-17, 21-18.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Tiger Winx’s KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto outlasted UST-Maynilad’s Rancel Varga and Efraim Dimaculangan, 21-14, 21-12, to clinch the bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hernandez, Jorge seize doubles lead The spotlight also went to sports superstars Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena, who came from behind to defeat beach volleyball poster girl Charo Soriano and fan favorite John Vic de Guzman, 23-21, in a celebrity match whose proceeds will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy.Team Idol, composed of Philippine beach volleyball legends Rhovyl Verayo, Jasper Jimenez, Jun Gallo and guest player Mike Shavrak, hurdled Team Lodi’s Ravena, De Guzman, Sue Roces and Philip Bagalay, 21-17, in another exhibition match to spice up the final day of competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefUndefeated in five matches, Gervacio and Tan ended the Cinderella run of Doromal and Orillaneda, who needed two do-or-die matches to make it to the final.University of Santo Tomas-Maynilad’s Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor rallied from a set down to beat Creamline’s Fille Cayetano and Kyla Atienza, 17-21, 21-12, 15-8, to bag third place, duplicating their achievement in Dumaguete City last month. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

Enviro thinktank head says climate talk must go beyond being antipipeline

first_imgOTTAWA – Ontario’s outgoing environment minister says Canada must transform its energy sources if it’s going to meet promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions.But Glen Murray won’t speak out against specific projects to build new oil or gas pipelines and plants.Murray is stepping down from Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet and will take over as executive director of the environmental think-tank Pembina Institute in September.He says he intends to spend the remainder of his career fighting climate change with smart, evidence-based policies.Murray refuses to say whether he agrees with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that pipelines can be built and expanded while meeting Canada’s international commitments on climate change.He says Pembina’s role — before and after he takes over — is about big-picture planning rather than campaigns for or against particular projects.“Pipelines and energy infrastructure in Canada, there is an architecture in there that has to be transformed,” he said Monday in an interview. “To pull out pipelines as a separate discussion from nuclear plants or from other types of infrastructure that are carbon intensive gets you into a conversation that I think is often a no-win conversation.”As Ontario’s environment minister for the last three years Murray was responsible for implementing the province’s cap-and-trade system, and was part of the negotiations for the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.He also was part of discussions regarding at least one major new pipeline, the Energy East project to double the capacity to carry crude oil across the country from Alberta to the East Coast.The Ontario government initially insisted projects like Energy East had to be environmentally sustainable and viewed in terms of their greenhouse gas emissions. Murray later clarified Ontario’s focus would be on the emissions the pipeline would create within Ontario, leaving it to other provinces to figure out the impact in their jurisdictions.Murray has cleared his new position with the Ontario integrity commissioner in “multiple conversations” according to a Pembina Institute spokesman.As well any lobbying activities in Ontario will be handled by the Toronto team.Murray said he sees the Pembina Institute as a chance to do the kind of work the former National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy used to do, taking a “deep dive” into research to produce evidence-based advice for governments of all levels.Murray was chair of the roundtable for three years between 2005 and 2008.“It’s really an opportunity for me to double down on a single commitment for the rest of my life which is working towards a clean, sustainable energy system in Canada and to fighting climate change, and that’s what Pembina does.”Murray will maintain his home in Toronto but will divide his time between Pembina’s offices in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.— Follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

Cultural Extravagance To Mark Jamaica Day

first_img Power Of Prayer 700 Tablets For Schools In Kingston And Port Royal Related Items:jamaica day, kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 27 (JIS): It was a day of cultural extravagance and celebration at the Norman Manley High School in Kingston on February 27, as the institution hosted the official ceremony to mark Jamaica Day 2015.The Maxfield Avenue School was alive with excitement, as ecstatic students and teachers showcased aspects of Jamaica’s rich and diverse cultural heritage through dance, music, drama and poetry. Special emphasis was placed on the country’s friendship and historical bond with its Caribbean and Latin American neighbours, such as Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Cuba. This was highlighted in the theme – ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Celebrating Regional Friendships from Boukman to Bolivar’. There were also booths mounted by several organisations, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); City of Kingston Credit Union; Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS); and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, who brought greetings at the ceremony, told the students that Jamaica Day is an opportunity for students and the wider society to focus on what it means to be Jamaican and to promote those qualities.“We have a lot to be proud of as Jamaicans. Jamaica has provided a home for many like Bolivar and an inspiration for many like Boukman. Our people have also contributed to the socio-political and economic development of other countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean,” he said.“We helped to build the Panama Canal, and we helped to broker development in Costa Rica. We have cut cane and built roads in Cuba, and we started the sugar industry in Colombia. We are a people who go many places and carry our distinctive strength,” the Minister added. He said Jamaica Day is also an invitation for Jamaicans to look beyond the confines of their own island and to learn more about the friendship and similarities of “those who surround us in the Caribbean region.”In his remarks, Minister of Finance and Planning and Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, told the students that they must remain mindful of the fact that they are a part of a regional community, and that they have a role to play in the upliftment of the entire human race.“If there is anything that marks our history, it is that we are a people that have been conscious of our responsibilities to the rest of the world, and who have benefited from the support and assistance of other countries. As we have received, so have we tried to give,” he said. For her part, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, said that Kingston has played an important role in Jamaica’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, which can be traced as far back as 1923, when the council was first established. “Kingston is known as the cradle of culture, not just in Jamaica, but across the entire Caribbean, and we have been home to many (renowned figures), including Simon Bolivar, liberator and national hero of Venezuela,” she noted.Mrs. Brown Burke said she is eagerly looking forward to the redevelopment of downtown Kingston and the repositioning of Kingston as a cultural and creative city.Meanwhile, Ambassador of Venezuela to Jamaica, Her Excellency Maria Ortega Mendoza, said she was honoured to celebrate with the students of Norman Manley High, not just Jamaica’s rich legacy, but also regional friendship and togetherness. “It is also an honour to pay tribute to our heroes – Boukman, Bolivar, Marcus Garvey, and Norman Manley,” she said.This year’s Jamaica Day activities at Norman Manley High also included the development of a peer mentorship programme, in which senior students of the school will mentor students from Maxfield Park and Rousseau Primary Schools. Volunteers from the high school will also implement projects with the Maxfield Park Children’s Home.Jamaica Day, which started in 2002, was celebrated in schools across the island.last_img read more

Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant

first_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — He looked like a parking lot attendant. He had a bright vest, a ticket book and a credit card scanner attached to his smartphone. Problem is, he was a poser, a criminal.“I gave him $10 and he gave me this parking pass. Then, I got a $40 ticket for having a phony parking pass,” said Tony Bernhardt of San Diego.Tony is one of the many people who got ripped off earlier this week at the ACE Parking lot at 6th and “E” streets near the Gas Lamp District.“I gave the guy cash, the people behind me gave him their credit cards,” Bernhardt said.“We encourage anyone who gave credit card numbers to contact their bank, dispute the charge, or cancel their cards,” said Kristin Ludwick, Ace Parking Marketing Manager.This has happened before. The crooks have creative ways to steal money from unsuspecting people.“We really want to get out in front of this and tell the public to beware. Ace Parking does not have people taking money, it’s all machines, these are fake parking lot attendants,” Ludwig said.Also, and this is a big also. Normally, there are big signs warning customers that no “people” will be collecting money. Those signs had been ripped off and thrown away.“We put the signs back up, so hopefully no one else gets ripped off,” Ludwig said.As for Tony, the $40 ticket has been ripped up by ACE Parking. So he’s good. But anyone who used a credit card could be in trouble.Adding another layer, the actual parking tickets issued on ACE Parking lots, go to the city and the state. If they go unpaid or ignored, it could come back to haunt you the next time you hit the DMV. Posted: April 5, 2018 Updated: 9:40 PMcenter_img Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant Dan Plante, April 5, 2018last_img read more

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