Australia Women through but New Zealand out

first_img… Star player Ellyse Perry in doubt for Thursday’s semi-finalsDEFENDING champions Australia avoided an early exit at the Women’s T20 World Cup with a four-run victory over New Zealand in Melbourne putting them into the semi-finals.Beth Mooney (60) and Georgia Wareham (3-17) starred for tournament hosts Australia, who join England, India and South Africa in the final four.However, they could be without star player Ellyse Perry in Thursday’s semi-final after the all-rounder went off injured with an apparent hamstring injury sustained while fielding.Perry was visibly emotional as she was helped off the field and captain Meg Lanning admitted “it didn’t look good” in an interview at the end of the match.Australia will learn their semi-final opponents today. If South Africa beat West Indies in Sydney, they will leapfrog England in Group B and face Australia. If the Windies win, it will be England against Lanning’s side.HOSTS HITTING FORM AT THE RIGHT TIMEAustralia’s margin of victory was closer than it appeared on the field as New Zealand managed to take the game deep despite always being behind the run-rate and losing regular wickets.Leg-spinner Wareham was the decisive factor with the ball as she dismissed three of New Zealand’s top four.First she successfully reviewed an lbw decision against Suzie Bates before deceiving both Sophie Devine (31) and Maddy Green (28) and having them expertly stumped by the peerless Alyssa Healy.Megan Schutt made up for dropping a sitter by taking three wickets of her own in an Australia display which continues their improvement since a shock 17-run defeat by India in the tournament’s opening game.“It was a crunch game and we handled it very well,” said Australia captain Lanning. “For Georgia to come in and bowl so well is a credit to her.“The Bangladesh game (last time out) was a turning point for us. We played a lot more like how we play. We are looking forward to our next challenge.“We were calm when under the pump and did the basics well. It gives us a lot of confidence going into the semi-final.”Desperate to assert themselves in what was effectively a quarter-final, Australia lost the key wickets of Healy (9) and Lanning (21) early on to aggressive shots.However, Mooney (60) played a classy and stabilising knock which laid the platform for a winning total.From there, Perry (21 off 15 balls) and Rachael Haynes (19 not out off 8) delivered punchy cameos which took the total beyond 150 and heaped the pressure on the White Ferns.What was particularly impressive about Australia’s batting effort – and was perhaps the difference in a tight contest – was their running between the wickets and ability to cut down on the opposition’s ability to bowl dot balls.“You can always go back over the 120 balls and find something you could do better,” said New Zealand captain Sophie Devine.“Credit to Australia, they’re a great team and I wish them well going forward.“The beauty of this tournament now is that it’s hard to pick a winner from the four teams left.”last_img read more

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Syracuse football running back Jordan Fredericks to transfer

first_imgSyracuse running back Jordan Fredericks will transfer, his mother told The Daily Orange Monday afternoon. He later posted his decision on Instagram. The sophomore played in 10 games this season, rushing for 139 yards on 28 attempts. He also caught two passes for 19 yards. Fredericks started seven games as a freshman and played in all 12 contests during the 2015 season, amassing a team-leading 607 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, good for second on the team behind Eric Dungey’s five. He became the first true freshman to lead the Orange in rushing since Delone Carter in 2006.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut this season, Fredericks succumbed the starting role to fellow sophomore Dontae Strickland. Freshman Moe Neal also received 40 more carries than Fredericks.Fredericks becomes the fifth Syracuse player to transfer this season, joining cornerback Corey Winfield, wide receiver Kenterius Womack, defensive tackle Anthony Giudice and tight end Trey Dunkelberger.The former New York Gatorade High School Player of the Year will have two years of eligibility left.Syracuse recently finished a 4-8 season with a 76-61 loss to Pittsburgh in its first year under head coach Dino Babers. Comments Published on December 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Steelers looking into options to replace kicker Chris Boswell

first_imgThe @Raiders get the WIN. Wow. #PITvsOAK pic.twitter.com/ayIbTJC4dC— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had Boswell’s back during his Tuesday radio appearance on 93.7 The Fan as he claimed the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is “not ideal” for kicking.”I just kind of put my hand on his back and said, ‘Hey, keep your head up. we’re gonna need you at some point.’ Hopefully he heard the words,” Roethlisberger said. “I haven’t loss confidence in him. I still think every time he lines up, it’s gonna go in. He needs to have that same confidence, and I hope he does.”The Steelers (7-5-1) face an uphill battle as they look to snap their three-game skid when they host the Patriots (9-4) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday in a crucial AFC showdown. “We acknowledge Chris has struggled; we’re willing to explore options that gives us our best option to see that ball go through the uprights, and those options include Chris,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The prudent approach includes Chris.”His performance merits turning over stones, but the easy option is to assign blame. That’s not our intention. We want to do what’s right for our football team and that’s to ensure we give ourselves the best options to win a football game. That is the approach we intend to take.” Related News Steelers on ‘brutal’ 3-game losing streak: ‘We have to stop BS-ing around’ According to NFL Media, the Steelers flew in free-agent kickers Kai Forbath and Matt McCrane for a visit Wednesday.Boswell signed a four-year, $19.2 million extension in August but has failed to live up to the team’s expectations. He has botched 11 kicks this season, including six field goals, with his most recent flop coming on the final play of Sunday’s game when his plant foot slipped and caused him to miss a game-tying 40-yard attempt.center_img Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB (ribs) plans to play vs. Patriots Chris Boswell and his faulty foot could soon be making an exit from Pittsburgh.While speaking to reporters Tuesday following an embarrassing 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted the team will look at other kickers this week, but hinted the organization isn’t ready to move on from Boswell just yet.last_img read more

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FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026

first_imgWhile noting that a bigger tournament would bring in more money, the FIFA chief has also argued that more World Cup berths would help drive football’s global growth.Africa and Asia could be the big winners in a larger format with a rise in their number of places, currently at 5 and 4.5 respectively.But in order to smooth over scepticism about World Cup reform within UEFA, it is likely that Europe will also see its allotments rise above the current 13 places. Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.“The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from FIFA’s official account said.The decision marks a major coup for the body’s president Gianni Infantino who has made enlarging football’s showcase event the centrepiece of his young administration.The controversial proposal has faced criticism from some of the sport’s most powerful voices, including warnings that it would dilute the quality of play and overburden already exhausted players.But Infantino had in recent weeks voiced confidence that his flagship project would be approved. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Election 2017: Gopal Beck Offer Views In District 11 Candidates Debate

first_imgStory and photos by John Burton |DEAL — This Tuesday offered real estate professionals and the general public a chance to hear directly from state Senate and Assembly candidates about the issues facing their industry and the state in general.In what was the first of three anticipated debates, all six candidates for the 11th Legislative district squared off on Sept. 19 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave., offering their individual takes on issues running the gamut from property taxes, funding for the arts and school funding, to how to ensure affordability in a state where residents continue to struggle to remain.Incumbent Republican Senator Jennifer Beck was joined on stage by running mates Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra and Red Bank Borough Councilman Michael Whelan; sitting opposite were Democratic opponents Vin Gopal, a small business owner who is seeking the Senate seat, and incumbent Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey.The approximately 90-minute exchange was sponsored by the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors, a professional trade association representing about 7,000 licensed real estate agents in central New Jersey. The event was open to the general public and approximately 125 people attended the debate which started at 10 a.m.The candidates answered a series of questions, many related to the real estate industry, such as about the realty transfer fees currently paid and whether the candidates would support increasing it. According to moderator Jarrod Grasso, chief executive officer for New Jersey Realtors, home sellers in Monmouth County pay an average of $3,500 in transfer fees on the sale of a $430,000 home and there have been discussions of increasing it. The candidates expressed their opposition to any increase, with Acerra noting, “The money being collected could be put to good use. Unfortunately, it’s not.”“We want to make sure the homeowner gets to keep as much of that money as he can,” added Houghtaling.But the first question out of the gate covered a subject that is paramount to New Jersey –property taxes.Grasso pointed out the average annual county property tax bill is approximately $8,800 and asked Gopal and Beck what they would do to address it.In the allotted three-minute time limit for responses, Gopal offered to challenge the status quo, saying to address property taxes is tackling “New Jersey’s addiction to home rule.” Gopal expressed frustration that the Legislature continues to fail to seriously pursue consolidation and sharing of services for the more than 560 municipalities and 600 public school districts and the redundancy that breeds.Beck, in her rebuttal, answered “consolidation would help along the edges.” However, the real issue in addressing property tax reform is re-evaluating state education funding, she continued. A longstanding issue for Beck in her district, she again referenced that there are many school districts around New Jersey where the state budget has failed to live up to its obligation in providing requisite funding; that shortfall, Beck noted, has to be made up on the local level from the municipal tax levy. This has impacted Freehold Borough and Red Bank in the 11th District. Beck, Downey and Houghtaling have been advocating for a solution.Gopal countered that Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 budget “gutted” approximately $1 billion in school funding, a budget Beck voted for.The school funding issue again arose when the candidates were asked about arts funding, which is facing a zeroing out by the Trump administration. Large chunks of that federal money have made their way into local school districts which would be hurt by the cuts, candidates pointed out.To help the real estate market businesses, Downey referred to legislation she and Houghtaling have sponsored that provide financing for micro enterprise credit and expanding the Urban Enterprise Zone program, offering incentives to make some areas more attractive to relocated and startup businesses.Whelan pointed to steps being taken in Red Bank, encouraging what he called “smart growth and redevelopment,” to improve its real estate market. “We’re getting left behind because we’re not creating incentives,” he maintained. To respond, Whelan said he has supported efforts to formally define some properties as areas in need of redevelopment, making it easier to improve those properties with new construction.Beck added that nothing stifles business more than an oppressive tax burden, noting her opposition to such things as the increase in the gas tax and other hikes in the past – often in opposition to Christie’s position.Gopal countered by maintaining Beck has walked in lockstep with Christie during much of his two terms, alleging she’s voted “95 percent of the time” in support of the governor’s agenda – even to the point of failing to vote to overturn a governor veto on bills she herself had sponsored.But, Beck stressed, “You should know I will first and always be an advocate for you,” meaning the people of her district.The 11th District is a hotly contested and closely watched race in this year’s election cycle. Monmouth County has traditionally been a solid Republican block among its state legislators, as well as county-wide officials. Two years ago, however, Houghtaling and Downey, both political newcomers at the time, surprisingly were able to make their way through that GOP front, unseating two veteran Republicans. This year county Democrats and those on the state level are looking to seize what they believe is an opportunity for the party, given the prevalent anti-Christie and anti-Trump sentiment invigorating the party base. They’ve taken aim at Beck, from Red Bank, a traditional center/right Republican, who has been in the Senate since 2007, after having served one two-year term in the Assembly, in a district that has more registered Democrats than Republicans.Gopal, from Long Branch, has never held elected office but had been the Monmouth County Democratic Party chairman for nearly five years, along with operating a marketing and business development firm and publishing a small magazine covering Monmouth County. He’s been waging a very aggressive campaign against Beck, who has a strong reputation for aggressive retail campaigning in her own right.These candidates are scheduled for two more debates. One sponsored by the New Jersey League of Women Voters, slated for Oct. 16 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch; another is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 28, organized by the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association.This article was first published in the Sept. 21-28, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

first_imgMIDNIGHT BISOU STIRS THE MIX FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR GINOBILI TRIES TURF IN ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ SPEAKEASY SADLER HAS THE NUMBERS, 19 ENTERED IN THREE DAYSJohn Sadler, who has run eight horses the first four days of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn meet, continues his entry box binge today through this weekend with 19 more entered, seven of them in stakes.“We have Flagstaff and Horse Greedy in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Saturday,” Sadler began. “Flagstaff is a very fast horse with good numbers, stepping up in class but we’ve got a good draw (four of six).“Horse Greedy hasn’t started in three months–there wasn’t another race–so it looks tough for him, but he’s a nice horse, so we’ll give it a go.“Catapult is in the City of Hope. He won the Grade I Shoemaker Mile last May and we ran him once at Del Mar (eighth in the Grade I Eddie Read on Aug. 18), but he was a little close to the pace in that race. We’ll back off on Saturday.“Selcourt goes in the LA Woman, and all four of her wins have come at Santa Anita. She’s been freshened for four months, and we hope this will be a prep for the Breeders’ Cup ($1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Nov. 2).“Yuvetsi makes her first start on the grass in a while (in the Springtime Stakes), and Lady Suebee (also in the Springtime) is coming off a sharp win in the Tranquility Lake.”Overall, Sadler has six horses entered today, 11 on Saturday, and two on Sunday.The Sprint Championship, race nine of 10 with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: $6,000 supplemental nominee One Flew South, Evin Roman, 30-1; Omaha Beach, Mike Smith, 8-5; Shancelot, Emisael Jaramillo, 4-5; Flagstaff, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; California Street, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; and Horse Greedy, Martin Pedroza, 15-1.The City of Hope, race eight: Ohio, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 12-1; Synchrony, Joe Talamo, 5-1; True Valour, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Restrainedvengence, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Big Score, Mike Smith, 10-1; Catapult, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; River Boyne, Ruben Fuentes, 4-1; Kingly, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Prince Earl, Geovanni Franco, 7-2; Andesh, Abel Cedillo, 20-1; and Bolo, Tyler Baze, 6-1.Ohio drew the rail for the sixth time in his last 12 races. “My owner told me the odds of that happening are 44,000 to one,” trainer Michael McCarthy said.THREE STAKES FEATURED ON SATURDAY’S NBC SPORTSSaturday’s NBC Sports Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series will present expanded coverage to include the Grade III LA Woman Stakes (scheduled post time 2:33 p.m. PT) incorporated into the regularly scheduled America’s Day at the Races Show.America’s Day at the Races (4 to 5 p.m. PT) will cover the Santa Anita Sprint Championship with Laffit Pincay and Gary Stevens in studio and Michelle Yu reporting.STREAKING MIDNIGHT BISOU HAS HORSE OF YEAR CREDENTIALSWith seven straight graded stakes win on her gaudy resume and a clouded picture in the handicap and three-year-old ranks, Midnight Bisou has emerged from the also-eligible list to the starting lineup among those vying for Horse of the Year honors.“She’s very much in the conversation,” said part-owner Jeff Bloom, on hand at Santa Anita where the four-year-old filly trained by Steve Asmussen arrived Monday from Belmont Park to prepare for the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 2.“When you look at her body of work and the fact that she started in January of this year and has continued throughout, hopefully undefeated, it speaks for itself,” added Bloom, a San Diego native who rode for nine years, learning his trade at San Luis Rey Downs under the tutelage of former jockey Muzzy Francis.“She’s had a stellar campaign and I think her performances put her right in there for Horse of the Year consideration. It’s a year where there isn’t an absolute clear-cut handicap horse, and the three-year-old division has been topsy-turvy all the way through.“One horse has been consistent and it’s Midnight Bisou. She’s been solid from the get-go. It’s been the ride of a lifetime. Just as a fan, it’s been a remarkable experience to witness her greatness. She’s one of a kind.”BALTAS HOPES GRASS IS GREENER IN ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ SPEAKEASYGinobili tries the turf for the first time in his abbreviated career of three races when he starts in Sunday’s $100,000, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Speakeasy Stakes for two-year-olds on the grass.After breaking his maiden at nearly 20-1 at Del Mar on Aug. 3, the bay son of Munnings was fourth of eight in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 2.“The horse is very fast and he’s bred a little bit for the turf,” trainer Richard Baltas said. “It’s a Win and You’re In and we thought it’d be an easier spot than stretching him out in the American Pharoah, and it does seem like he’s got a lot of gas.“So it was either this or we send him back east. It might be the right move. We’ll see.”The Speakeasy is race six on an eight-race program with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Greg’s Diva, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Alfie Solomons, Victor Espinoza, 5-1; Commander, Abel Cedillo, 12-1; Mr. Tip, Sophie Doyle, 12-1; Bulletproof One, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 12-1; Ginobili, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Raging Whiskey, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Square Deal, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Absolute Weapon, Martin Garcia, 30-1; Biddy Duke, Aaron Gryder, 12-1; and El Tigre Terrible, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1.FINISH LINES: Citing illness, Flavien Prat took of his scheduled three mounts today. The Kentucky Derby-winning jockey has stakes engagements at Keeneland tomorrow . . . Effective immediately, agent Mike Ciani has taken the book of Aaron Gryder . . .Eastern based jockey Sophie Doyle, who will be at Santa Anita Sunday to ride Mr. Tip in the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes, is also set to pilot Larry Jones-conditioned Street Band in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff here on Nov. 2 . . . Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. is expected to miss about two weeks after suffering minor injuries in a training mishap at San Luis Rey Downs on Wednesday . . . A special edition of America’s Day at the Races airs Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. PT on FS2 featuring coverage of the City of Hope Mile (race eight) and the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship (race nine). Earlier in the day, on the 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. edition of ADR, the LA Woman (race five) will be shown from Santa Anita with Michelle Yu reporting . . . Private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young and XBTV analyst Jeff Siegel will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, 11:20 a.m. in the XBTV studios. SADLER BEGINS BUSY WEEKEND TODAY AT SANTA ANITA LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:All-Star Stronach 5 Ticket for October 4th, 2019XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 4th, 2019FEATURES:A Day in the Life With Exercise Rider Taylor Cambra at Santa Anita ParkQuick Questions With Trainer Eoin Harty: Part 1 of 2Quick Questions With Eoin Harty: Part 2 of 2WORK OUTS:Midnight Bisou (Asmussen) 10/03/19Roadster (Baffert) 10/03/19Bolo (City of Hope Mile) (Gaines) 10/02/19Shancelot (SA Sprint) (Navarro) 9/29/19Omaha Beach (Outside) and Magic Rate (Mandella) 9/27/19last_img read more

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Sevilla added 20 points against their remaining rivals

first_imgWhen the competition resumes will subtract eleven days for the conclusion of the championship and in the Seville You already know that repeating what was done in the first round may not be enough. And it is that before eleven rivals those who have to face even those of Lopetegui joined 20 points from 33 possible on the first lap. Statistics is not a bad thing, but rrepeat these results they would place Sevilla with 67 points to end of season, a figure that only finished in the top four in half of the Leagues of this last decade. Six wins, two draws Y three defeats in the first round were the results of Sevilla. On the positive side of the balance is the fact that the point projection This year it seems less than in previous courses. In addition, those of Nervión have already solved their matches with Real Madrid and Atlético, with what is the visit of Barcelona to Sánchez Pizjuán the last clash against a great rival that remains this championship. By cons, and even if it is in the air, the Seville will have what fight in this ending championship on the LaLiga front and also on the elimiting of the Europa League. And they will be matches a lot more substance than those disputed during the first round in the more than affordable group stage that the competition brought him this season.As soon as to direct rivals, Sevilla have you earned the goal average particular to Getafe and have it tied with Atlético de Madrid, reason why with the colchoneros it would be necessary to go to the general in case of a tie. Regarding Real Sociedad, the Seville He won 3-2 against the people of San Sebastian in the first round but they will still have to visit Anoeta. On the other hand, it will be Valencia who will have to visit Sánchez Pizjuán even to tie the 1-1 tie with which the first round match ended.Logically, it remains to be seen how the teams will sit having stopped more than a month, the return to training, the accumulation of parties to end the championship or having to play, almost certainly, door closed. However, the projection of points is there and in Sevilla they know that errors cannot be repeated like the ones that deprived the team of the victory in the first round in games like the Eibar or the visit to Mestalla itself.last_img read more

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Supreme Court Upholds 25-year Lease Cancellation

first_imgThe Supreme Court has upheld a 2014 lower court ruling against the Liberia Materials Limited, which found it breached a 25-year old lease agreement with the National Port Authority (NPA).  The decision was released by Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks on February 10, after denying an appeal from the cement company to reverse an earlier verdict of the Civil Law Court.  The dispute and legal proceedings which began last year, stemmed from a 2010 lease agreement between the NPA and the Liberia Material Limited which Judge Peter Gbeneweleh cancelled because, according to him, LML breached the agreement and the terms by not commencing construction work within the 90-day period.  The property is a 7. 414 acre parcel of land situated within the Freeport of Monrovia, which the Liberia Material Limited leased for the purpose of constructing cement grinding manufacturing, storage and administrative facilities.   The LML agreed to invest US$5m in the first five of the 25 years.  In the ruling the Civil Law Court Judge stated that, “Since the company admitted that they have not been able to undertake the construction work for four years following the execution of the agreement, this certainly provided a clear and undisputed basis for its cancellation.”  It was based on the verdict that lawyers representing the company took an appeal before the Supreme Court.  The lawyers argued that the lawsuit for cancellation was of a purely factual nature, which should have been submitted to the trial jury for its determination.  Instead, Judge Gbeneweleh decided to handle it without the jury, which they alleged, was in gross error, basing his determination only on the fact alleged by the parties in the respective pleadings.  “The Judge should have limited himself to ruling on the law issues rather than intruding into the facts which under the law are reserved for the jury,” they emphasized in the appeal.  They acknowledged breaching the agreement and the terms by not commencing construction work within the 90-day period.  But, they contended that they did not meet up with the agreement plan because they could not obtain cooperation of relevant government officials and agencies in securing the required permits to commence the construction.  According to them, Judge Gbeneweleh denied them due process, and deprived them of the opportunity to present evidence in their own defense.  However, Justice Banks in his opinion, stated that  while it would have been more prudent for Judge Gbeneweleh to have submitted the facts to a jury trial, the error was excused by the acknowledgement by the company.  He further explained that as the action of the Judge in decreeing the cancellation of the lease agreement resulted in no harm, injury, prejudice, injustice or denial of due process, recognizes the principle of acknowledgement and the admission.  “The error made by the judge cannot be deemed to be one of a reversible nature,” he emphasized.  “We, therefore, cannot sustain the contention of the company that the error was a reversible one and that we should therefore reverse the decision of the judge.”  In his concluding statement, Mr. Justice Banks declared: “The ruling of the trial court adjudging the company in violation of the lease agreement executed with the NPA and decreeing the cancellation of the said agreement is hereby affirmed and confirmed.”  In 2014, NPA instituted an “Action for Cancellation of Lease Agreement against the Liberia Material Limited,” contending that since they entered into the lease agreement on July 1, 2010, a period of three years and four months, the company never made  any attempt to commence construction work on the leased property.  It further argued that the agreement provides that upon the signing of the agreement, the company was to commence the construction within 90 days immediately, but if they failed to do so, the NPA had the right to terminate the contract.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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Off-duty officer hurt in collision

first_imgAn off-duty Los Angeles police officer was injured in Acton early Wednesday during a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of being drunk, authorities said. LAPD Officer Amanda Chapin, 38, underwent surgery for leg fractures, department spokeswoman Officer Karen Smith said. Chapin, a nine-year LAPD veteran, works out of the Devonshire station. Cesar Octavio Contreras, 29, of Lancaster was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries before being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, Smith said. The collision occurred about 3:45a.m. on Sierra Highway near Acton Canyon Road, said Gary Wise, a dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Sierra Highway was closed for more than an hour as the Highway Patrol investigated. Later in the day, five people were injured – two of them seriously – in a four-vehicle collision on Interstate5 north of Pyramid Lake. The incident was caused by a car that rear-ended a horse trailer, then tried to avoid hitting another car. 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

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Max takes a stand

first_imgThey agreed. “I want people not to have breast cancer,” said the reserved young man with the shocking blond hair. “I don’t want other people to lose their aunties and loved ones.” From that inauspicious beginning, the event has grown from a stand run by a little boy and his family to a nonprofit organization with its own Web site. Max has raised more than $20,000 of his $1 million goal. “I’m going to keep doing it until I reach my goal,” he said. Nickie Igoe said the decision to become a nonprofit organization is to raise more money and be able to allocate funds to other areas beyond research. Up until now, all the money has gone to City of Hope in Duarte and its research programs. “Max wanted to help as many people, it’s in his nature,” his mom said, “so we decided to earmark money to pay for wigs for those who can’t afford them and to set up scholarships for those who have lost their moms to breast cancer.” The family will host “Max’s Night to Remember” from 6 to 11p.m. on Oct. 13 at Ritz Gardens, 11201 First Ave., Whittier. Festivities will include dinner in a casino-like atmosphere and activities such as raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $60 with reservations available at (714) 815-2104 or maxsmommy@maxslemonadestand.com. Max, because of his age, will only be able to attend the dinner portion and make some remarks before the other activities begin. “It’s going to be fun,” he said. “All I want is cancer to be gone.” www.maxslemonadestand.com sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a great and loving way of remembering her,” said Rorman’s brother, Victor Garza, 44. He is planning to set up the lemonade stand today and Sunday at the parking lot of Green Hills Baptist Church, 2200 W. Imperial Highway, La Habra. Max, his parents and other supporters will be out there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. not only selling lemonade but also raffle tickets for items donated by local businesses. It began innocently enough when then-6-year-old Max asked his parents if he could sell lemonade in the driveway of their home. When they said “no,” the ever-resilient young man asked if he gave all the money to breast cancer research, could he do it? LA HABRA – With innocence and earnest determination, 9-year-old Max Igoe is putting the adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” to the test. During October – which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – for four years, Max, with the aid of his parents Mike and Nickie, has opened a lemonade stand with the proceeds going to breast cancer research. He is honoring close family friend Elizabeth Rorman, or “Auntie Beth,” as Max called her. She died from the disease in July 2003 at age 37 after a seven-year battle. last_img read more

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