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Masked men shoot woman in San Fernando

CEBU CITY, Philippines – –  A still unidentified woman was shot near the municipal gym inBarangay South Poblacion, San Fernando town a few minutes past 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Patrolman Philip Gesto, desk officer on duty of San Fernando Police Station, said two masked men onboard a motorcycle shot the woman. The victim […] The post Masked men shoot woman in San Fernando appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 15th, 2019

Kyle Kaiser knocks Alonso, McLaren out of Indy 500

By Jenna Fryer, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso and McLaren missed the Indianapolis 500 after a 23-year-old American in a rebuilt race car for an underfunded team snagged the final spot in the field. Kyle Kaiser bumped Alonso out of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" by .02 mph in the "Last Row Shootout" to set the 33-driver field. All the attention was on McLaren, which leaned on Andretti Autosport, Team Penske, Chevrolet and anyone who would help in an effort to get the two-time Formula One champion into the race. Alonso made his final qualifying attempt Sunday on a cold track for an undermatched McLaren group and only had to beat three other drivers to make the race. It seemed he had enough until Sage Karam jumped to the top of the running order and Alonso fell to the bubble. Max Chilton and Patricio O'Ward were both eliminated, and that left only Kaiser to keep the Spaniard out of the race. Nothing to worry about, right? Hardly. Kaiser turned four nearly flawless laps to claim that final spot. Alonso, swarmed by fans and media as he tried to watch Kaiser's qualifying lap, saw the final speed, hopped on a waiting golf cart and was driven away. "I don't think I can wrap my mind around what we just did," Kaiser said. Karam and James Hinchcliffe, who crashed in Saturday qualifying and needed a backup, took the other two qualifying spots. Juncos Racing had everything stacked against it this week. The team lost both its primary sponsors right before Tuesday's opening day but Kasier still managed to find decent speed. Then he crashed in Friday practice and destroyed the Juncos car. The team worked overnight to have a backup prepared in time for the start of Saturday qualifying, but Kaiser found himself in the bottom six and had to shoot it out Sunday for his spot. The Juncos plight was compelling, but dwarfed by the McLaren odyssey. McLaren last raced in the Indy 500 in the 1970s but is back this season to both help Alonso complete his quest to win motorsports' version of the Triple Crown and as a feeler for a potential full-time IndyCar team. But the entire process has been a disaster from opening day because of electrical issues, an Alonso accident, a lengthy delay in rebuilding him a car, a tire puncture on his first qualifying attempt, and, finally, a car too difficult to handle for Alonso to qualify in the top 30 on Saturday. McLaren head Zak Brown acknowledged the stress after the team tried a completely different setup in Sunday morning practice. But McLaren was about 10 minutes late getting on track, the rear of the car dragged and sparked and had to return to the pits after one lap. The team got a total of six laps in before rain shortened practice, and McLaren spent a lengthy delay negotiating for parts from Andretti and advice from Penske and Chevrolet. Alonso was presented with a setup he had never felt when it was his turn to make his qualifying attempt, and it was his smoothest run of the week. It just wasn't fast enough. "I think the car felt better but obviously it had no practice," Alonso said. "It is not enough. It is just the way it is. We tried our best.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

DOC VOLLEYBALL: Storming The (Blue) Keep

Winning twice in the elimination round to continue a 15-game streak, the Ateneo Lady Eagles couldn’t have asked for a better match-up in the Finals in the form of the UST Golden Tigresses as past encounters would easily sway towards a blue momentum. The top seed however went in for a surprise as the Sisi Rondina-led pack showed a whole different UST team from the eliminations and proved why her team was the best offensive team at the expense of the best defensive team for a crucial first game sweep. With a dominant three-set win over the Lady Eagles, the Golden Tigresses have breached the gates and are within reach of the throne. At this point, with momentum undoubtedly behind the Tigresses, it is quite interesting how the Lady Eagles will be able to hold their ground and last wall of defense and eventually mark a counter offensive from the inside should they wish to extend the series to a deciding championship match. Swift Claws One glaring difference between how UST played in the elimination round and the way they won Game 1 of the Finals series was the speed of their play. Despite being in the back seat for most of the elimination round, veteran setter Alina Bicar dug deep since the semifinals and has been the crucial factor in their win against the Lady Eagles even more so than the stellar dominance of Queen Tigress Sisi Rondina. Throughout her UAAP career, Bicar has been a fairly overlooked setter due to noticeable lapses in consistency, decision making and quality (height and speed) of sets. Perhaps one saving grace Bicar had prior to this season’s step-up since the semifinals would be how fast the ball is released from her hands. In Game 1 however, it was a more potent Bicar who was on display as her setting (even the bump sets at that) was noticeably faster and with better trajectory that enabled her spikers to play through the solid net defense of the Lady Eagles. Though still utilizing the combination plays in the middle that are more likely to get blocked by tall and anticipating middles such as Bea De Leon and Maddie Madayag, Bicar’s decision-making was also a massive level up from how she played during the eliminations and the past seasons. Perhaps now that she has established a consistent shoot play to the left wing that proves problematic against the Atenean blockers, Bicar would find less reliance on combination plays that have less efficiency than a simple fast open to Rondina or Eya Laure. It is however an injustice to UST if credit won’t be given to the massive performance of their queen, Sisi Rondina. Just a quick look of her highlight reel is enough to tell the whole story of how she led the pack in decimating the Blue Defense be it up front or on the floor. Though expected to drop cherry bombs straight to the middle of the court to showcase her athleticism as seen throughout her career, Game 1 showed a Sisi Rondina who had long targets that proved to be a one-two punch for both the blockers and floor defenders of Ateneo. First, by going for long angle or line shots, Rondina ensures that she hits her maximum reach enough to work around the tall walls of the opponent. Second, by going for long targets, Rondina often landed her attacks on the perimeter of the blue court (a floor defense lapse exposed and exploited by rival Lady Spikers in their second round encounter). With Bicar’s fast sets, Rondina had more time and reach to work around the block and floor which proved too problematic for the Lady Eagles. Lastly, though it was a given that Rondina had the spotlight, the collective effort from Laure, Ysa Jimenez, KC Galdones and Caitlyn Viray was also a massive difference from the elimination round where UST has been branded as just a two-woman attacking team. Viray’s unorthodox set-up for a right pin attack despite being a middle and Galdones’ power from the middle earned crucial points for the team. Despite taking a backseat from her usual numbers, Eya Laure showed enough firepower to support Rondina a couple of which came from a low fast back play from Bicar which I’d like to see more of albeit pushed a little more to the right pin but with the same height and speed. Blunted Talons Right from the start of the match, the early assault of the Tigresses proved too much of a challenge for the Lady Eagles much like a dragon queen swooping over an army and decimating the wall of defense. UST clearly made prior work of how to circumvent the main asset of the Lady Eagles being their block by going for fast plays and long shots targeting unguarded zones such as high line and sharp angle. UST evading De Leon and Madayag’s defense set-up was already a big part of the equation as their offense proved successful in limiting the block points of the two middles to an unusual two and one kill blocks, respectively. It has been shown throughout the season that the main scoring output of the Lady Eagles are primarily the two middles and opposite Kat Tolentino. While there have been noticeable improvement from the second round towards the end of eliminations from both openers Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, output from the left wing was sorely missing for the Lady Eagles for Game 1. A high output from transition could have been Ateneo’s saving grace as UST was successful in limiting them to just 17% in the passing department which is clearly not enough to active their main assets which are their middles. A combined effort of 16% efficiency by Samonte and Gaston (25% and 7% respectively) was clearly not enough to support Tolentino’s 28% efficiency to mount a counter offensive on the instances they had control of the first ball. In addition, it was noticeable how the Lady Eagles failed to capitalize with their block to hold UST at bay on a particular rotation in which only Rondina and Viray are up front and would attack from both pins without any benefit of a middle going for at least a decoy quick hit. With two relatively obvious spiker options, no quicker approaching, and no pipe or backrow attack tendencies, that specific rotation would have been the easiest for the Lady Eagles to earn points in succession. Moving forward, should the elimination top seed wish to force a Game Three, the main concern is obviously to ensure that Rondina can be neutralized. Sisi will definitely rack up the points, but by limiting her options in her attack angles, the Lady Eagles can have a relatively easier work with their defense. First option would be to slow down the setup of Bicar by serving her blind side. Should this option prove ineffective, the best possible option would be to serve long in the seam of zone 5 and 6 and target Rondina or Laure’s right side of their axis to keep them in the court as much as possible as they wind up for the approach. Doing so, their down the line shots would be a challenging option making it easier for Madayag and De Leon to block the sharp angle. Though Rondina is just one piece of the equation and much more can be expected of Laure, Jimenez, Viray, and Galdones in the upcoming match, ensuring that Bicar is hard pressed in setting up a fast play through well placed serves will be Ateneo’s best bet to force a decider match for the Season 81 throne.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

Flash flood claims one casualty in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 January) &'8212; A woman farmer in San Fernando, Bukidnon who was carried away by flash flood while trying to cross the town’s Tigua River around 4:30pm Monday was found dead in Maramag town Tuesday. Ai-ai Balode, 22, was from Sitio Balacayo, Barangay Namnam, Rou Francis Piscos, San Fernando Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

1 killed, 7 injured in Lumad wedding celebration

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 August) – A pregnant woman was killed while seven others were injured in a shooting incident during a Lumad wedding celebration in San Fernando, Bukidnon at around 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, the Bukidnon Police Provi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2016

44 NPA rebels surrender

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines At least 44 New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels, including a woman, who have surrendered to the Philippine Army were receive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Fernando Valenzuela Inducted Into Inaugural Class Of Legends Of Dodger Baseball

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) Fernando Valenzuela on Saturday was inducted into the inaugural class of the Legends of Dodger Baseball. The Dodgers legend said the induction was a great honor and a new plaque w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News33 min. ago

BSP encourages use of PESONet and InstaPay

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (PIA) - Have you tried transferring funds electronically and making the funds available to your target recipient, safe, fast and easy?This is the very objective of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News33 min. ago

BSP encourages use of PESONet and InstaPay

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (PIA) - Have you tried transferring funds electronically and making the funds available to your target recipient, safe, fast and easy?This is the very objective of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News54 min. ago

Hong Kong denounces anti-gov t protesters, violent supporters in ensuing crisis

HONG KONG –  Hong Kong denounced both anti-government protesters and a group of masked assailants fighting back in support of the government on Sunday night July 21, as chaos ensued, with  riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Fernando Valenzuela officially becomes a Legend of Dodger Baseball

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left, jokes with Spanish language broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela duirng a pregame ceremony inducting veteran Spanis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News12 hr. 32 min. ago

Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has executed a nurse convicted of murdering a six-year-old boy, the judiciary's official news agency reported on Sunday, July 21. The woman was found guilty of carrying out the murder in June 2016 while working for the boy's grandmother at her home in Kelardasht city, in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News18 hr. 19 min. ago

1 dead as truck rams jeepney

A woman died when a six-wheeler truck hit a public utility jeepney in Quezon City yesterday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

Kidnap-slay victim’s partner seeks justice

A grieving mother of three is crying for justice for her partner, who was found dead in Bulacan after being kidnapped by masked men from their Caloocan home last month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

Laguna booters seek vital win vs Mendiola

The Busmen shoot for a seventh straight win and tighten their hold on top spot against Green Archers in the 3:30 p.m. match......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

NNC 3 calls public to eat healthy, be active

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 19 (PIA) -- National Nutrition Council (NNC) Central Luzon calls on the public to engage in healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and being physically active......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

NNC 3 calls public to eat healthy, be active

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 19 (PIA) -- National Nutrition Council (NNC) Central Luzon calls on the public to engage in healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and being physically active......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres: Better Woman, Better Lover!

DEREK RAMSAY Real Name: Derek Arthur Ramsay Birthdate: December 7, 1979 Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Symbol: The Archer Ruling Planet: Jupiter Quality: Mutable Element: Fire Basic Trait: I Perceive ANDREA TORRES Real Name: Andrea Elizabeth Torres … Read More The post Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres: Better Woman, Better Lover! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Police clarify: Woman nabbed with P8.8-M shabu was their target

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 21-year-old woman arrested last night, July 16, 2019, was the main target of the buy-bust operation in Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City. Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office director, said this was to clarify their earlier assessment that Judy Ann Longgakit was not the target of the […] The post Police clarify: Woman nabbed with P8.8-M shabu was their target appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Woman rescued as death toll rises in Mumbai building collapse

MUMBAI, India – Rescuers pulled a woman from the rubble of a Mumbai building a day after it collapsed but her two young children did not survive, officials said Wednesday, July 17, as the death toll from the tragedy rose to 13. Heavy monsoon rains on Tuesday, July 16, trapped more ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

DSWD names exemplary Pantawid families and children in Region 1

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 16 (PIA) - Among the four provincial winners, the Castaneda family of Bayambang, Pangasinan was hailed recently by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019