Drunken man jailed

first_imgIt was however not immediately clear ifwhat triggered the assault. The 21-year-old Ian Shalom Matullano ofBarangay Divinagracia, La Paz district hit Clark Lawrence Pudadera’s head witha bottle of beer, police report showed. Pudadera sustained injuries on the napeand was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao districtfor treatment. The incident happened in front of astore around 2 a.m. on Thursday, police said.  center_img ILOILO City – Police arrested a drunkenman in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes, Iloilo. The suspect was arrested and now detainedin the lockup cell of the Leganes police station, facing charges./PNlast_img

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Smith, Olmos reach semis in tourney

first_imgThe Women of Troy sent seven players to compete in both singles and doubles at the individual Pac-12 championships held last week in Ojai, California, where senior Giuliana Olmos and sophomore Gabby Smith saw their runs in the singles and doubles semis end on Saturday.USC sent three doubles teams. They had the tournament’s No. 4 seed, consisting of senior Giuliana Olmos and sophomore Gabby Smith, and earned one of five at-large bids, with junior Zoë Katz and sophomore Madison Westby taking the spot. Katz and Westby came in at the 80th ranked team in the nation but lost a difficult first round match to a pair from Stanford 7-6 by a score of 7-5 in the tiebreaker. Just as they have all season in dual matches, Olmos and Smith had a strong showing in the tournament, winning their first and second round matches, 7-6 and 6-1, respectively, on the way to a semifinal berth.  In the semis, they fell to the 22nd-ranked team in the nation of Alexandra Osborne and Ebony Panoho from Arizona State, ending their tournament run.The singles draws brought many more wins for the Women of Troy. Four players were entered in the invitational draw: Smith, senior Paige Keating, and freshmen Jessica Failla and Kristen Venter. Venter and Keating dropped their first round matches in straight sets. Failla continued her strong season with two wins before losing to Melissa Lord from Stanford in the quarterfinals.Smith made a very impressive run to the semifinals, grinding out three match wins, two of them lasting three sets, before losing to Caroline Lampl from Stanford.Westby was drawn against the top player in the tournament in the first round, Maegan Manasse from Cal, and lost in straight sets. Katz won her first match over 76th-ranked Lynn Chi from Cal, but lost a competitive 7-5, 7-5 match to Krista Hardebeck from Stanford in the second round. Olmos, seeded fourth in the tournament, finished off some of the last matches of her career strong, winning three matches on her way to the semifinals. But she also ran into Manasse, falling to the Pac-12’s top player.Although no player came out with a title, the many wins across the board once again showed the depth of this year’s stellar 19th-ranked Trojans. They will wait for the reveal of the national tournament bracket on May 3 and will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the team tournament beginning May 19, followed up by individual singles and doubles tournaments to cap off the 2016 campaign.last_img read more

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Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win US Open final

first_imgSwitzerland’s Stan Wawrinka beat world number one Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title.Wawrinka, seeded third, won 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 7-5 6-3 to add the US title to his 2014 Australia Open title and his French Open triumph last year.The 31-year-old hit 46 winners in a brilliant display of shot-making.Serbia’s Djokovic made a strong start but struggled physically as the final entered a fourth hour in New York.Wawrinka has now won all three Grand Slam finals he has played and his last 11 finals in a row, and has become the oldest male winner of the US Open since 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970.”My goal is to give everything I have to be the best I can,” said Wawrinka, who saved a match point in the third round against Britain’s Dan Evans. “I never had a goal to win a Grand Slam but I am trying as best I can. Match after match I was playing better.”Djokovic, 29, was the defending champion and trying to win his third Grand Slam title of 2016 and 13th of his careerHe required treatment for a blister on his big toe in the final set, prompting complaints to the umpire and tournament referee from Wawrinka as the interruption came before his service game.”Stan, sorry! I can’t stand,” Djokovic shouted across to him during the break.After the match, Djokovic said: “Congratulations, Stan, to your team as well. This has been absolutely deserved today. You were the more courageous player in the decisive moment and he deserves his title.” ‘I came here without the goal of winning’Wawrinka had won just four of 23 previous matches against Djokovic but two of those had come on the way to winning Grand Slam titles, and the contest brought out the best in him once again.Djokovic had spent just nine hours on court getting to the final, compared to 18 for Wawrinka, and the Serb started much the sharper.However, a comfortable 5-2 lead disappeared as Wawrinka began to find his range and it required a surge of adrenaline and form to take the Serb through the tie-break.The Swiss claimed his only point of the tie-break in an astonishing rally of attack and counter-attack, and his groundstrokes began to flow as he took control of the final in the second set.Wawrinka beat Djokovic for only the fifth time in 24 meetings Djokovic pegged back an early break but Wawrinka continued to exert pressure, setting up two set points with a forehand winner and celebrating as the Serb went wide, smashing his racquet in frustration.There were early signs of some physical discomfort when Djokovic patted over two smashes at 3-0 down in the third set but again he broke back, converting just his third break point of 14.Another tie-break loomed but the sheer weight of shot coming at him across the net drew a 14th error of the set to edge Wawrinka ahead.The Swiss looked much the stronger in the fourth set, and doubts only emerged when Djokovic called for the trainer to treat a blister – something that riled Wawrinka as it occurred ahead of his service game.Wawrinka appeared to have been distracted as he fell break-point down three times in the following game, but he held on each time, pumping his fist as he clinched what proved to be the decisive hold. Djokovic continued to chase down as much as he could, despite a bloodied toe, but Wawrinka converted his second match point to claim his third major title in as many years.”This is amazing,” he added. “I came here without the goal of winning it but stepped on the court trying to win the match.”I played a lot of tennis, I am completely empty. There was so much emotion with the crowd, the atmosphere, the stadium, it’s been an amazing night.”‘I would have taken reaching the final’Djokovic has now lost nine of the 21 Grand Slam finals he has playedDjokovic had arrived in New York with doubts around his state of fitness following a wrist injury, his form after defeat at Wimbledon and the Olympics, and the added concern of unspecified “personal issues”.The Serb, 29, was helped in terms of recovery by two retirements and one walkover among his six opponents on the way to the final, but he still came up short physically. “At this level, after playing seven, eight months of the season, obviously you’re not very fresh but coming into the Grand Slam final you are giving it your best,” he said.”We both felt it. We both felt the demanding match that we played today, but he came out on top, he was the better player, tougher mentally.”It was a fantastic couple of weeks for me. I didn’t know if I was going to come a few weeks before because I struggled physically. If someone had told me I was going to play in the final I would definitely have accepted itlast_img read more

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Opal ‘Vera’ Locke, 91, Wellington: July 8, 1924 – Sept. 8, 2015

first_imgOpal Vera LockeOpal “Vera” Locke, 91, of Wellington, died Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.Opal “Vera” (Gardner) Locke was born on July 8, 1924 in Nevada, MO to Harry H. Gardner and Loretta Elizabeth Henry.On September 21, 1941 she married Joseph M. Locke in Springfield, MO.  They celebrated 66 years of marriage before his passing on November 25, 2007.Joe and Vera owned and operated Lockes Men and Boys Wear for almost 40 years.She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; three sisters and son in law, Chuck Langford.Survivors include; three daughters, Karen S. Lawless and her husband Don of Kansas City, MO, Saundra Hutchison and her husband Charles and Donna Langford all of Wellington, KS; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.  Mr. Dennis Branson will officiate. Private Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 1 to 7 p.m.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net.last_img read more

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A ‘scary’ triumph for Lava Man

first_imgARCADIA – It was only fitting that on John Henry Day at Santa Anita, another popular gelding made history of his own in the 70th running of the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday. Lava Man joined John Henry and Milwaukee Brew as the only horses to win two Big ‘Caps – all three horses won in consecutive years – when he held off Molengao by three-quarters of a length in 2:02.11 for the mile and a quarter in the second-slowest running of the race in the past 31 years. Malek won in 2:02.26 in 1998. “I think we were all pretty worried when he didn’t kick away from them on the turn like he usually does,” Steve Kenly said. But Lava Man did not become the best claim in racing history by wilting under pressure. He took a half-length lead at the head of the stretch and held off all challengers in an eight-horse field that was reduced by one when Arson Squad became a morning scratch because of a popped abscess on the top of his foot. “This was definitely a little more scary than last year,” David Kenly said. It might have been a bit more ugly than most of the other 12 victories he’s scored since being claimed for $50,000 in August 2004 at Del Mar, but it counts just as much and the winner’s share of $600,000 raised his career earnings to $4,679,706. He’s won 13 of 24 races and banked $4,306,103 since the claim. “He is just a tremendous animal,” said winning jockey Corey Nakatani, who has won nine of the 11 races he’s ridden the gelding. “Doug O’Neill and his team have him spot on every time he runs. I think he will move forward off this race because he did get a little tired at the end and the weight didn’t do him any good.” This victory, Lava Man’s ninth in his past 10 starts dating back to January 2006, was a little scarier than most. Unexpected slow fractions of 24.06, 48.27 and 1:12.65 meant Lava Man had to exert a little more energy than normal in the stretch. Many in the on-track crowd of 43,024 may have been concerned when the 6-year-old son of Slew City Slew failed to make his customary move at the three-eighths pole and open up on his opposition, but none more than owners Steve and David Kenly and Jason Wood. center_img Nakatani said he waited a bit longer before making his move because of the track condition. “Today I waited and didn’t make that standard run of his because the track has been so heavy all day,” he said. Lava Man came into the race off a two-length victory in the Sunshine Millions Turf on Jan. 27. That was at a mile and an eighth, the same distance he might run next if he comes out of the Big ‘Cap in good order and the connections decide to send him to the $5 million Dubai Duty Free on March 31. Lava Man went postward as the 3-5 favorite and returned $3.20. Molengao, the 7-1 second choice, was 11/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Boboman, and it was a nose further back to McCann’s Mojave. art.wilson@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2103 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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Banyana in 4-0 win over Zambia

first_img25 August 2014Banyana Banyana outplayed Zambia in an international friendly at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday, recording a convincing 4-0 victory.Shiwe Nongwanya gave the South African national women’s team the lead at the break, while veteran striker Portia Modise netted a hat-trick in the second half to ensure coach Vera Pauw’s charges’ triumph in the contest.African Women’s Championships’ preparationThe match was the fifth match the Sasol-sponsored team has played as part of its preparations for the African Women’s Championships, which will take place in Namibia from 11 to 25 October.The home side enjoyed most of the possession in the opening 10 minutes of the match and put Banyana Banyana under pressure by forcing them to play in their own half.Great saveSouth African goalkeeper Roxanne Barker was forced into making a great save by tipping the ball over in the fifth minute as she denied “She-polopolo” the opening goal.In the 22nd minute, South Africa came close to breaking the deadlock, but the Zambian goalkeeper reacted well to get her hands on a cross from Simphiwe Dludlu to stop the danger.Opening goalSasol Banyana Banyana then hit the front on the half-hour mark after Nongwanya received a great pass from Refiloe Jane, before scoring from inside the box.Pauw made her first substitution of the match at the start of the second half, replacing youngster Thembi Kgatlane with Silindile Ngubane.With Banyana Banyana changing the pace of the game in the second stanza, they enjoyed the better of the ball possession.Modise’s firstModise doubled the score for Sasol Banyana Banyana in the 63rd minute after receiving a hard and low cross from Nongwanya, which she finished with an easy tap-in.With the 2012 African Women’s Championships runners-up now comfortably in charge of the match, Modise completed her brace in the 73rd minute and a hat-trick in the 90th minute as South Africa ended the match handsome 4-0 winners.Forthcoming friendlySasol Banyana Banyana travel back to South Africa on Monday afternoon to continue with their camp ahead of their next assignment in Polokwane against Tanzania on Saturday, 31 August.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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South African foodies cooking up a storm

first_imgFour South African TV foodies are giving South African and international audiences a taste of some of the country’s best gastronomical treasures, proving that if you want to rule the world, start in the kitchen. Siba Mtongana is creating a popular buzz around her unique and interesting variations on traditional local cuisine on her Food Network TV show Siba’s Table. (Image:Food Network UK)• For women, by women – Pink Taxi Egypt• Projects aim to empower women in agriculture • Black Sash making its mark for 60 years• Girls encouraged to reach for the stars• South African television CD Anderson“There is no sincerer love than the love of food,” said George Bernard Shaw, and for all good food lovers, and South Africans in particular, food is not only sustenance, but also a chance to gather with friends and family, and find good reason to celebrate.South Africa has a long tradition of good cooking, across all cultures. From the humble boerewors on an open fire to sweet and spicy traditional Cape Malay dishes. From the relish of a good chakalaka or the wild abandon of morogo or amadumbe, South Africans love food: cooking it, eating it and using it to bring together friends and family.To celebrate national Women’s Month, we highlight four popular South African food lovers and experts, a diverse group of South African women who have made food their life and success. Not only are these women teaching South Africa about good food, they are also confidently serving up great South African cuisine to the world with style and lots of flavour.Siba Mtongana As one of most popular cooking shows on the Food Network, Siba’s Table flies the South African cuisine flag high, embodying the rich union of culture and food by taking traditional recipes and adding a contemporary style and a pinch of global flavour. The show is broadcast in more than 90 countries around the world.Siba’s style is deeply rooted in traditional Xhosa food and culture, but, above all, in family. Her love for cooking came from shared moments cooking with her sisters. “The first meal I remember cooking for my big family was breakfast one Saturday morning. My parents were impressed and it was after that I was added in the cooking roster,” Siba told the Dispatch newspaper in 2013.She grew up watching UK TV chefs Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver, determined to bring that kind of fun and flair to South African cooking. After finishing her degree in food and consumer science, she joined Drum magazine as its food editor, creating a popular buzz around her unique and interesting variations on traditional local cuisine. She greatly admired the doyenne of early South Africa food journalism True Love magazine’s Dora Sithole, and this inspired her to take the story of African cuisine to a wider audience.Siba hosted her first cooking show, Cooking With Siba on Mzansi Magic in 2011, and hasn’t looked back since. Siba’s Table is currently in its second season and growing in popularity. She is also one of the judges on the food reality show Chopped SA.For Siba, when it comes to food, taste and presentation are equally important, “First we eat with our eyes, so presentation is super important, but there is no point in making good looking food that tastes horrible.” Justine Drake Justine Drake is making it easier and more fun for South Africans to cook good food in her new BBC series Just Cooking. (Image: BBC South Africa)Vibrant kitchen magician Justine Drake has worked in the food-media industry for over 20 years, writing five books and writing and editing several South African food magazines. Justine has been one of the country’s most popular tastemakers, adding a much loved flair and humour to healthy, affordable local cuisine.Justine is currently the editor of Pick n Pay’s popular Fresh Living lifestyle magazine and also the festival director of the annual South African Taste Festivals, which brings together South Africa food lovers and some of the best and biggest names in local and international cuisine to share ideas and celebrate the love of great food.A seasoned veteran of the BBC Food channel, Justine’s first BBC series Just In Africa was a huge success in the UK and at home. Her new BBC series Just Cooking is aimed at saving families time and money by breathing new life and creativity into simple everyday South African meals.Justine cites her sister as being the biggest influence on her food career, teaching her to keep it simple and fresh, and to always cook with love.Justine’s philosophy is also to have fun in the kitchen and keep the action interesting, “I eat and drink for living, so how bad can it be?” says Justine. “As long as you don’t take yourself or food too seriously you’ll always have fun – and that, I think, is what life is all about.”Never seen without a trusty chef’s knife and her favourite ingredient tomatoes, Justine is making it easier and more fun for South Africans and the world to cook good food. Kamini 2013 winner of MasterChef SA Kamini Pather is effervescent, adventurous and always looking to do things differently in her new food and travel show Girl Eat World. (Image: Kamini Pather)Kamini Pather was the winner of the second season of MasterChef South Africa, and her star hasn’t stopped rising since.In addition to her popular cooking blog and writing for a variety of food publications, Kamini also has her own food and travel show, Girl Eat World, on the Travel Channel. The show follows her travels to some of the best food cities in the world, including Tokyo, Sydney and, of course, Cape Town and Johannesburg, to find out how food is used by locals as a bridge between cultures.In between learning how to master delectable local haute cuisine and discovering the most exotic street food, Kamini also explores the history, culture and food development behind each city, finding the global gastronomical connection between those who love to cook and those who love to eat. Not bad for a humble but determined Durban girl who learnt to cook delicacies from the Asian subcontinent with her grandmother who helped instil Kamini’s sense of adventure and cultivate her palate for global cuisine.Describing herself in the words of an Oscar Wilde quote, as “a grapefruit that was a lemon that saw a chance and took it”, Kamini is effervescent, adventurous and always looking to do things differently, much like her food. “The story of food is a story of people. When they move from place to place, they bring the food and culture to whichever country they are in,” she told the Sunday Times about the philosophy of Girl Eat World, explaining that to understand the world and the way the world adapts and changes with time, you can just look at how cooking and food changes, taking pieces of one culture and mixing it in with another.Kamini is not stopping now. As she plans her next adventure in the second series of Girl Eat World, she continues to dedicate herself to finding new interesting food ideas at home and from around the world.  Charly’s Bakery The ladies of Charly’s Bakery embody a sense of community, creative fun and random acts of kindness to help turn the bakery into an essential stopover for fans from across the globe. (Image: Charly’s Bakery)In a recent Buzzfeed poll, Cape Town’s Charly’s Bakery was voted one of the top 25 bakeries in the world, with readers declaring Charly’s weird and wonderful designer cupcakes an essential addition to everyone’s gastronomical bucketlist.Charly’s, one of South Africa’s most treasured creative gems, is also the setting for the hugely popular Charly’s Cake Angels TV show, the often funny, always interesting reality series (broadcast locally on SABC 3 and internationally on the Good Food channel), offering a peek behind the counter of one of Cape Town’s popular confectioners.Opened in 1989 by Charly and Jacqui Biess, the bakery’s original cake creations and cupcakes bring a little baking razzmatazz, sprinkled with generous helpings of glitter, to the Mother City.Together with daughters Alex, Dani and Roch, Jacqui and Charly (who, sadly, passed away in 2012) made the bakery a unique and creative family-owned business, dedicated to changing the world one cupcake at a time.The Charly’s philosophy is to say yes to anything, a belief that has helped the bakery grow in stature and reputation. Apart from their signature cake creations, the business also embodies a sense of community, job creation and other random acts of kindness that has turned the bakery into an amazing tourist stopover for fans from across the globe and a regular Wonkian hangout for locals.last_img read more

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Government raises tariff value on gold cuts on silver

first_imgThe Central government said on Wednesday that the tariff value on gold will be $347 per 10 grams and $448 dollars on silver per kg.This constitutes an increase from $344 on gold and a reduction from $461 on silver announced on 30 November, 2015.The import tariff value is the base price at which the customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing. It is normally revised on a fortnightly basis.Gold was trading at Rs 25,270 on 16 December, down from Rs 25,304 on 15 December.Meanwhile, India’s gold imports plunged 36.48% to $3.53 billion in November from $5.57 billion in the corresponding month last year, due to falling gold prices.The import value of silver also declined last month, according to statistics released by the union commerce ministry.Silver imports dropped 55% to $285 million in November 2015, from $ 643.71 million in November 2014, reports PTI.Both the metals saw a significant decline in prices in November, reflecting in the import figures.India is the second largest consumer of gold after China. The demand for gold jewellery spurted by 78.81% to 211.1 tonnes in the quarter ended September 2015, from 118 tonnes in the April-June quarter 2015, according to World Gold Council.Gold prices are expected to remain range-bound in view of dealers and jewellers anticipating a decline in the backdrop of a likely interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve at its meeting on 16 December. A higher interest rate would strengthen the dollar and consequently a fall in demand for the precious metal, pulling prices down.This has put buyers in a wait-and-watch mode.”People have funds in banks. They need gold, but they want to see how market reacts to the Fed’s meeting,” said Harshad Ajmera, proprietor of JJ Gold House, a wholesaler in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, reported Reuters.Besides, the Chennai floods that caused havoc in India’s fourth largest city and the surrounding districts, forcing dealers to offer discounts to buyers to offload inventory.last_img read more

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