first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (CMC):Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix yesterday to retain his Formula One drivers title with three races still left in the season. The 30-year-old Brit, whose paternal grandparents hail from Grenada, clocked one hour, 50.52 minutes to beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg into second spot and Sebastian Vettel into third.With the victory, Hamilton moved to an unassailable 327 points, with Vettel lying second with 251, and became the 10th driver to win at least three World titles, but only the second Brit.Hamilton became the first-ever black driver to win an F1 World title when he claimed his maiden triumph in 2008.last_img read more

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWith the goal of finding the next young basketball prospects, the Elite 60 Development Camp gathers 60 of the best 16-and-under high school players in the country today for an intensive four-day training.Spearheaded by coaches Eric Altamirano and Alex Compton, the goal of the program is to identify potential talents who may be considered for a spot in the national team for the age-group competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Gilas team manager Butch Antonio appreciated the mission of the Elite 60 Development Camp, which aims to be the fodder system for the national youth team.“This is a good program that they’ve developed and it’s something worth supporting and tying up with. Hopefully, this thing carries on through more years,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ PVL: Yee sees improvement despite Petro Gazz’s 0-2 start Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We tried to come up with the program that will complement and assist the national team program, specifically for the under-16 and under-18 program,” said Altamirano.The four-day camp which begins Thursday at Colegio de San Agustin Gym in Makati is the culmination of the program that started with five regional tryouts— in La Salle Green Hills for NCR; University of Assumption in San Fernando, Pampanga for Northern Luzon; Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna for Southern Luzon; Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu for Visayas; and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro for Mindanao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe players underwent rigorous screening from esteemed coaches through the course of the tryouts, and will now be handled by former Australia Boomers Rob Beveridge, who once again serves as the camp director.“You have to teach the kids the fundamentals of the game,” said Beveridge. “I’ve never seen any group more passionate about the sport than this country and it’s really special place seeing the kids’ hearts and passion. Those are the kids that you really want to coach. We’ll be teaching the kids the fundamentals and it’s only the start. We’ll teach these kids on really how to be elite players.” View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School’s sports teams were busy over the weekend.The Senior Boys and Girls Basketball teams were in Grande Prairie for the Composite High School Basketball Tournament. The Boys faced off against teams from Alberta and brought home the bronze. The Girls finished their tournament with a gold medal.The Junior Girls were in Quesnel for the Correlieu Basketball Tournament where they came out on top of competition for the central interior.- Advertisement -The Junior Boys travelled north to Fort Nelson for the Huskies Invitational Tournament and left as champions.The Junior Boys and Girls are off to Prince George for the DP Todd Basketball Tournament and Duchess Park’s provincial qualifier respectively.While the Girls Curling team will be headed down Highway 97 to Dawson Creek for their first action of the season. The winner will represent the North at the upcoming Provincial Championships.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img It does not even come close, Fidler said. Police believe Hill likely killed at least two other women in addition to the six murders for which he was convicted. However, prosecutors did not charge him in those deaths. Hill s sentence will be automatically appealed to the California Supreme Court. He is scheduled to be transferred to death row at San Quentin State prison within the next 10 days. Staff writer Rod Leveque can be reached by e-mail at, or by phone at (909) 483-9325. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He killed Roxanne Bates of Montclair; Betty Sue Harris of Pomona; Helen Ruth Hill of West Covina; Donna Goldsmith of Pomona; Cheryl Sayers of Ontario; and Debra Brown of Los Angeles. Hill was not identified as a suspect until a DNA hit pointed to him in 2003. During Hill s trial, his lawyers conceded he was the killer. However, they asked the jury for leniency claiming Hill grew up in an abusive home and was savagely beaten as a child. Before sentencing Hill Wednesday, Fidler denied a defense request to either grant Hill a new trial or reduce his sentence to life in prison without parole. The judge said he considered Hill s upbringing in deciding whether to reduce the penalty, but concluded whatever problems Hill suffered as a boy did not outweigh the heinous nature of the six killings. LOS ANGELES Ivan Hill, the so-called 60 Slayer, was sentenced to death today for the strangulation murders of six women. In handing down the sentence, Judge Larry Fidler said Hill clearly deserved the punishment, even though nobody may ever know why he chose to so coldly snuff out his victims. I can find no reason, Mr. Hill, not to sentence you to death, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge said. Hill strangled the women over a three-month span in 1993 and 1994. He left their bodies in cities along the 60 Freeway between Ontario and Industry, earning him the nickname of 60 Slayer. last_img read more

first_imgThe carver from Connecticut jumped to first place after coming in third last year, with his piece named “Guan Gong”, which was also named Carver’s Choice. Thomas Vrba from Slovakia shared the Carver’s Choice award with Samudosky, for his “crucifix”. Samudosky knocked off Oregon’s Chris Foltz, who had won the competition for the past two years. Foltz came second this year with his carving of a scarecrow, and also earned the People’s Choice Award. In third place came Ontario’s Paul Frenette for his masterpiece titled “PAN”.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgHoffenheim old boy Roberto Firmino netted a fourth goal in the second half and Sandro Wagner’s late header proved anecdotal as Jurgen Klopp’s men completed a 6-3 aggregate victory.Now unbeaten in 15 home games against German teams, Liverpool will learn their group-stage opponents in Thursday’s draw in Monaco, which will feature five English clubs for the first time.Liverpool join Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, who qualified via the Premier League, and Manchester United, who engineered their own Champions League return by winning last season’s Europa League.Liverpool will be making their first appearance in the Champions League proper since 2014-15, when they were eliminated in the group stage.Klopp was once again without Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho, who is both ill and nursing a sore back, but the sizzling interplay of Firmino and Sadio Mane meant he was not missed.The five-time European champions took a 10th-minute lead against continental first-timers Hoffenheim courtesy of the first of several delightful interchanges between their forward players.Firmino’s delicately weighted through-ball freed Mane and he back-heeled the ball into the path of Can, whose shot found the net via a heavy deflection off the sliding Havard Nordtveit.Egyptian winger Salah struck in the 18th minute, tapping in from close range after Georginio Wijnaldum’s shot from Firmino’s left-wing cut-back bounced back off the right-hand post.Three minutes later another Mane back-heel yielded another goal, the Senegal winger’s touch releasing Firmino, whose cross was adroitly volleyed home by Can.Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann took swift action, sending on forward Uth for defender Nordtveit, and four minutes later Dejan Lovren’s loose pass allowed the substitute to reduce the arrears with an angled drive.After Wijnaldum and Mane had gone close, Liverpool added a fourth in the 63rd minute when skipper Jordan Henderson robbed his Hoffenheim counterpart Kevin Vogt and charitably teed up Firmino for a tap-in.Wagner completed the scoring with a header from Andrej Kramaric’s left-wing cross, but by then all hope of a Hoffenheim comeback had vanished.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emre Can celebrates with teammates after scoring a brace in Liverpool’s win over HoffenheimLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 23-Emre Can struck twice as Liverpool convincingly defeated Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield on Wednesday to reach the Champions League group phase for only the second time since 2010.Germany midfielder Can found the net twice in the opening 21 minutes, either side of Mohamed Salah’s first Anfield goal following his move from Roma, before substitute Mark Uth replied for the visitors.last_img read more

first_imgWith 19 games played in the 38-match campaign, AFP Sport compiles a half-term report for the Premier League’s big six ahead of the Boxing Day fixtures.Manchester CityWhen City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners hired Guardiola last year, they dreamed of the Spaniard delivering bountiful success in swaggering style.A trophy-less first season in England was a huge disappointment, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has worked his magic this term.Playing such dazzling football that they have already been ranked among England’s all-time great teams, City have reeled off a record 17 successive league wins to move 13 points clear at the top.Guardiola spent big money to overhaul his squad in the close-season, but he has also shown a deft touch to bring the best out of key players like Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.The title race has been turned into a lengthy coronation by unbeaten City and, ahead of their visit to Newcastle United on Wednesday, the only questions remaining are how early they clinch the trophy and how many records they set in the process.Manchester UnitedWhen Romelu Lukaku sprinted clear to notch his first league goal for United on the opening weekend of the season against West Ham United, it seemed Jose Mourinho had found the powerful attacking talisman that all his best teams have employed.Lukaku, a close-season signing from Everton, hit 11 goals in his first 10 games as United matched free-scoring City blow for blow, but suddenly the goals dried up for the Belgian.With Lukaku under fire from his own fans, the increasingly tetchy Mourinho has been unable to scheme enough goals from other areas.The nadir coming in a tedious 0-0 draw at Liverpool when Mourinho’s cautious tactics were widely panned.City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford was another hammer blow and United, who host Burnley on Tuesday, may need more major investment to catch up.ChelseaThe champions hadn’t even started their title defence when Blues boss Antonio Conte gave an ominous warning about their prospects.Frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets, Conte was already convinced his squad lacked the depth to compete for the title and challenge in the Champions League.The Italian has been spot on and City showed how far ahead they were with a clinical 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, while dismal losses at Crystal Palace and West Ham have kept Chelsea from establishing any momentum.Alvaro Morata’s predatory finishing in his debut season has been one of the few bright spots for Conte, whose side take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday languishing 16 points behind City.LiverpoolLast Friday’s scintillating 3-3 draw at Arsenal showcased everything good about Jurgen Klopp’s commitment to an eye-catching style of play — but just as significantly it emphasised the problems with the German’s team as currently constructed.Having taken a two-goal lead with some enterprising play from their ‘fab four’ of Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Liverpool then collapsed at the back and conceded three goals in five minutes.Sloppy defending and weak goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet have been a recurring motif of Klopp’s reign and, with fourth-placed Liverpool hosting Swansea City on Tuesday, the problem must be resolved soon if the Reds are to avoid a season of underachievement.Arsenal/TottenhamArsene Wenger has presided over the latest in a long line of underwhelming Arsenal campaigns and the Gunners go to Crystal Palace on Thursday an incredible 21 points behind City.Wenger’s failure to persuade Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to extend their soon-to-expire contracts has been a huge distraction and Arsenal’s wait for a first title since 2004 is destined to go on.Across north London, fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur have been unable to build on last season’s second-place finish as they struggled to adapt to playing their home games at Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped.Problems in away games against their top-six rivals have added to the angst for boss Mauricio Pochettino.Fixtures (6pm unless stated)TuesdayBournemouth v West Ham, Chelsea v Brighton, Huddersfield v Stoke, Liverpool v Swansea (8:30pm), Manchester United v Burnley, Tottenham v Southampton (3:30pm), Watford v Leicester, West Brom v EvertonWednesdayNewcastle v Manchester City (10:45pm)ThursdayCrystal Palace v Arsenal (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s side is on a record-breaking sprint towards the Premier League title © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – With Manchester City on a record-breaking sprint towards the Premier League title, the leaders have reached the halfway point of the season looking simply unstoppable.The future is bright for Pep Guardiola’s side, but City’s rivals face a more uncertain time in 2018 as they try to bridge the gulf in class.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring their second goal against Burnley at the Etihad © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYManchester, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Pep Guardiola challenged his Manchester City attack to be even more clinical after an impressive 5-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday lifted them back to the top of the Premier League.Five different goalscorers were on target for the defending champions, who ensured that former club favourite Joe Hart endured an unhappy return to the Etihad Stadium. The result leaves City with 26 goals from nine games already this season, a better scoring ratio than last term, when Guardiola’s team set a new Premier League record with 106.But the City manager is not resting on his laurels.“We had 24 shots, 10 on target,” said Guardiola. “We are averaging 21 shots per game — we’re the best side in Europe in shots.“But we have to increase our on-target (shots) because the first half it was only 1-0 and we created enough chances to score more goals.”The win looked all but assured from the 17th minute when Sergio Aguero swept in from eight yards following neat approach play from Leroy Sane and David Silva and a deadly cross from the latter.The second goal proved pivotal, however, and was not without controversy as Sane went down after contact from Jack Cork and referee Jonathan Moss appeared about to blow his whistle only to wave play on.Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart endured a frustrating retun to Manchester City, conceding five goals against his former club © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYDavid Silva did so, although he appeared to cross the ball back from the by-line after it had gone out of play, while Burnley players inexplicably stopped playing and allowed Bernardo Silva to send a 15-yard shot soaring past Hart into the net.Two minutes later a Sane corner was cleared by Matthew Lowton to the edge of the area and Fernandinho drove an unstoppable shot past Hart, although Burnley manager Sean Dyche was still angered by the second goal.– Confusion –“There’s so many things,” said Dyche. “Sane goes down with the tiniest of touches, a pull of the shirt.“Then our players respond to that, feeling he’s gone to ground far too easily, let’s say, and the referee is going to blow his whistle, then decides not to, and waves it away.“In the meantime, a player who’s off the pitch now walks back on the pitch to get the ball which is off the pitch, to deliver a cross they then score from.“If that’s not confusing for everyone in the stadium, it’s certainly confusing for me.”City supporters gave a hero’s reception to Hart, who spent 12 years and won five major trophies with City before Guardiola dispensed with his services.And a stunning early save from Aguero — plus Aguero missing an open goal in first-half injury-time — kept Burnley in contention in the first period.There was good news for Guardiola when he introduced Kevin De Bruyne, who had been out with a knee injury he suffered in the opening week of the season, as a 58th-minute substitute.By the final 10 minutes, Burnley were capitulating. On 83 minutes, Mahrez curled in a brilliant shot from the edge of the area, courtesy of a Fernandinho through ball, and in the final minute Benjamin Mendy’s cross was turned in by Sane.For Mahrez, who missed a late penalty in City’s last game, a goalless draw with Liverpool, the afternoon was particularly fruitful.“He played so well at Anfield and that is why I decided to play him today,” said Guardiola.“He made an incredible goal but also his assists, he was so aggressive against the full-backs when he got the ball. But we knew he is a talented guy who likes to play with the ball and in the 16-yard box he is a dangerous guy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgBut Sarri said his fourth-placed team are not in the title picture, even though Guardiola said Tottenham, Chelsea or even fifth-placed Manchester United could not be ruled out.City lead the table on goal difference from Liverpool, with both sides 12 points clear of Chelsea.“I think we will be able to fight for the top four this season. No more, I think,” Sarri said at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.“We can win something of course, but in the Premier League there is a fight between Liverpool and Man City. At the moment Man City is the best team in Europe.”Sarri was also asked again about Eden Hazard, saying he wanted the Belgium forward to be “happy” wherever his future lies as speculation continues to swirl over a potential move.Hazard this week admitted to having made a decision on his future, with his Chelsea contract expiring in June 2020 and amid repeated links with a move to Real Madrid.“I speak every day with Eden, but I speak with Eden about his position on the pitch,” said Sarri. “I will be really very happy with him if he will want to stay because in my opinion he’s the best in Europe.“But it’s up to him, I think. I want to see him happy. And so, he has to decide.”Sarri has previously suggested he does not expect Hazard’s decision to be known until the end of the season.The Chelsea boss and Guardiola share a mutual admiration for their similar playing styles, but Sarri said they tend to pick former AC Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi’s brains when they meet socially rather than sharing their own secrets.“We have a good relationship. Very, very good,” Sarri said. “Usually during the summer we have dinner together. I hope he speaks very well about me as a coach, as a friend.“Usually we learn from Arrigo Sacchi. Because Arrigo is always with us. So it’s very interesting to speak to Arrigo.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri is preparing his Chelsea side to take on Manchester City © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Maurizio Sarri has downplayed Pep Guardiola’s suggestion that Chelsea are still in the Premier League title race as he prepares his team to face leaders Manchester City on Sunday.The 60-year-old Italian said his side were “lucky” to beat City in December when they ended the champions’ 21-match unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Development impacts response times, and the population – and number of drivers – is booming,” he said. “The freeways are a mess already, but my goal is to make sure we work with the surrounding agencies to plan adequately. We have to have a unified force to make sure everything works smoothly. Staffing for each office is set by the Legislature, and the impending arrival of communities such as Newhall Ranch near the Ventura County line and Centennial near Gorman doesn’t mean Bernard will get more officers. Currently, his command includes 79 uniformed officers and nine civilian staffers. The office is responsible for law enforcement from the Ventura County line to the west, the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway to the south, Red Rover Mine Road to the east and a combination of the Kern County line and Highway 138 at 220th Avenue to the north. In the Santa Clarita city limits, the CHP also works pockets of unincorporated areas. Part of his command means working with state budgets – and its limitations as well. “The Highway Patrol is in good shape. The governor and Legislature have recognized the job we’re doing and we’ve gained some funding,” he said. NEWHALL – Steve Bernard misses the beat, but loves the neighborhood. The new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall office was settling in this week to his new digs, in an office very familiar to the 27-year lawman who had been stationed there twice before. “I remember working the 14,” he reminisced of days in the late 1970s patrolling the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. “It was just you and your black-and-white. In the old days, this was wilderness area. People in the valley talked about the cowboys and cowgirls and the great outdoors up here, but now, this is the place to be.” Although the Newhall beat has changed significantly in the last 20 years, Bernard is ready to deal with the growth and responsibility. “The bad news is inflation and taking on more responsibility and more programs, such as national security concerns we didn’t have before 9-11. We also have a lot of outreach programs such as the car seats, Sober Graduation and Every 15 Minutes.” Bernard is a firm believer that proactive programs help everyone in the long run and has seen statistics bear out that belief. “When we are understaffed, we become reactive and all we can do is response to calls for service,” he said. “If we are working with adequate staff and doing outreach programs, those calls go down because we’re out there in the community.” Bernard started out as a patrol officer in Glendale and worked his way up the ranks with assignments at division headquarters near downtown L.A., the West Valley and Hayward offices, stopping in Newhall for two tours of duty. Last year he went to the Ukiah office in Mendocino County to succeed Capt. Eileen Conley, who was being transferred to run the Newhall office. Through all the moves, Bernard maintained a home in Valencia. He gives credit to his wife, Leilani, for her patience with all the transfers. “I promised her if Newhall ever opened up again, I’d apply for it,” he said. When Conley was named assistant chief of the agency’s Southern Division last fall, he saw his opportunity. And now, he’s promised both the boss at home and the bosses in Sacramento, he’s home to stay. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 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