Revival of Iloilo-Guam sisterhood pushed

first_imgThe four-day business missionintroduced Western Visayas as a viable vacation destination for Guam residents,as well as Guam-based US military servicemen and their families. Oso together with Provincial TourismOfficer Bombette Marin and other Iloilo delegates presented the currenteconomic developments in the city and province of Iloilo which could attractmore investors. They also promoted the various heritage and tourismdestinations in Iloilo that Guam residents could visit. Oso noted that Filipinos comprisearound 40 percent of Guam’s population and there are many Ilonggos working andliving there. “There is a construction boom in Guamand with us having a good relationship with Guam we can send Ilonggo workersthere thus creating employment opportunities for our people,” Oso said. Iloilo and Guam established asisterhood relationship in 1989 by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP)Resolution No. 91, Series of 1989 under then governor Simplicio Griño and ViceGov. Ramon Duremdes. Oso, vice chairperson of theSangguniang Panlalawigan committee on tourism, was one of the delegates in theFirst Western Visayas Agriculture, Trade/Investment, Tourism and CulturalMission to Guam held from Sept. 10 to 16. Oso said with recent developments inIloilo and in Guam, it is high time that the sisterhood agreement be revived toopen new opportunities. ILOILO – Fourth District ProvincialBoard member Domingo Oso pushes for the revival of the sisterhood agreementbetween this province and the US territory of Guam to open employment, tourismand investment opportunities in both areas. He said the visa waiver could boostthe chances of opening the direct flight from Iloilo to Guam and vice versawhich is being pushed by the American Association of Western Visayas./PN Oso added they are also pushing forthe waiver of visa requirement for Filipinos going to Guam so that Filipinoscould easily visit their relatives and friends there.  He said there have been initial talksbetween Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Guam’s Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerreroand both of them are amenable to the plan.last_img read more

Opening night Dakota Tour feature wins at Jamestown go to Marriott, Rogers

first_imgBy Mike SpiekerJAMESTOWN, N.D. (July 7) – The 29th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Modified Tour got underway Saturday at Jamestown Speedway with a familiar name in victory lane as two-time and defending champion Hunter Marriott, picked up the opening night win in convincing fash­ion.Marriott took the point as the race resumed after an early restart with Mark Dahl and John Corell in tow. Several cautions plagued the opening circuits, but once the race endured a green flag stretch, Marriott checked out.Seventh starting R.C. Whitwell quickly moved into the second spot as Dahl and Corell continued to battle. Marriott reached lapped traffic at the halfway point, but by then he had already estab­lished a full straightaway lead over Whitwell.Seeming effortlessly, Marriott sliced through the dense traffic before increasing his advantage in the final stages. Marriott cruised to the win over Whitwell, while Jeff Taylor came from 12th to round out the podium. Dahl and Corell rounded out the top five.“The car felt really good tonight. I’ve never won here in Jamestown … never actually ran well here at all,” Marriott said after the $2,454 checkers. “It was definitely a good night for us and a good start to the tour. I passed that first lapped car and I saw a nose under me and I thought it was R.C. (Whitwell) so I just held the bottom. I didn’t know if that was him or if he was right on me or not. It was just a great night of racing.”Eighty-one Modifieds were checked in for the lidlifter at Jamestown.In his first attempt at a Dakota Classic tour event, Jason Rogers made the haul from Kansas scored the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win.After a nine-car pile up on the opening lap, Eric Harpole showed the way in the early going. Rog­ers grabbed the lead for Harpole on lap five and enjoyed the lead until a restart put Angel Munoz right behind him.Munoz put heavy pressure on Rogers for the lead on lap 11 of 25, but Rogers held a smooth and steady line around the low side of the speedway. Munoz pulled even with Rogers with 12 to go as Munoz became the only car in the top five to run the middle groove.The low side prevailed for Rogers as he held off Munoz’s charge and went on to score the victory.Munoz held on for second, while Joe Flory charged from 21st to finish third. Ricky Thornton Jr., who had to restart at the tail after being involved in an incident, rebounded to finish fourth, while 20th place starter Matt Speckman rounded out the top five.Feature ResultsModifieds –  1. Hunter Marriott; 2. R.C. Whitwell; 3. Jeff Taylor; 4. Mark Dahl; 5. John Corell; 6. Jason Wolla; 7. Marlyn Seidler; 8. Kelly Shryock; 9. Tim Ward; 10. Tyler Peterson; 11. Casey Arneson; 12. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 13. Dan Aune; 14. Jesse Skalicky; 15. Ethan Dotson; 16. Jordan Huettl; 17. Billy Kendall III; 18. Jason Beaulieu; 19. Aaron Turnbull; 20. Shawn Strand; 21. Jer­emy Keller; 22. Jamie Trautner; 23. Steven Pfeifer; 24. Drew Christianson; 25. Brad Hartigan; 26. Travis Ulmer; 27. Troy Girolamo; 28. Hank Berry; 29. Jesse Hoeft.Stock Cars – 1. Jason Rogers; 2. Angel Munoz; 3. Joe Flory; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 5. Matt Speckman; 6. Andy Altenburg; 7. Kirk Martin; 8. Colin Heim; 9. Eric Harpole; 10. Scott Gartner; 11. Alan Bertsch; 12. Austin Daae; 13. Jake Nelson; 14. Beau Deschamp; 15. Justin Medler; 16. Jeremy Swanson; 17. Rob VanMil; 18. Chris Ellis; 19. Elijah Zevenbergen; 20. Scott Yale; 21. Dalton Flory; 22. Blake Adams; 23. Rob Stenvold; 24. Curt Lund.last_img read more

IMCA Modified Madness 50 at Davenport Speedway this Friday

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – The long-anticipated and twice re-scheduled IMCA Modified Madness 50 is up next at the Davenport Speedway this Friday, July 14.Drivers will be competing for the $2,000 first-place prize along with a 2017 Fast Shafts All-star Invitational ballot berth.This is the seventh straight year DRT TRAK Racing Inc. has offered a $2,000-to-win race for the IMCA Modifieds. Kyle Brown of Madrid is the defending champion race winner. Last year, 49 Modi­fied drivers representing four states competed.Also racing will be the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, competing for weekly track points. All racing will be on the quarter-mile dirt oval.Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open Friday at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 6:45 p.m.For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at or call 563 652-5302.Modified Madness was originally scheduled for May 19 but was rained out twice in the month of May.last_img read more

Roger A. Brewsaugh, 70

first_imgRoger A. Brewsaugh, 70, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born, November 18, 1949 in Decatur County, he was the son of Orville C. and Lucille (Moulton) Brewsaugh.  Roger was retired from working at Cummins in Columbus for most of his life.  He was a member of the Sandusky Methodist Church in Decatur County and the Moose Lodge in Columbus.  He lived the last few years of his life in Muncie.  Roger was married to Barbara J. (Graves) Brewsaugh on October 25, 1975 and she preceded him in death on September 30, 1997.  He is survived by one son; Jason Brewsaugh, Columbus, granddaughter; Navaeh DeLynn Jean Brewsaugh, two brothers; Jack (Maureen) Brewsaugh, Jerry Brewsaugh, four sisters; Shirley (Dale) Schwering, Janice Johnston, Ruth Flack, Sara (Greg) Myers, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son; Eric C. Brewsaugh, and three brothers; Richard, Don, and Robert Brewsaugh.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 9-11 am following CDC guidelines for social distancing.  Funeral Services will start at 11am on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Margaret Lowe officiating.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Tony Granato’s hockey journey comes full circle

first_imgThere aren’t many people who have more experience and exposure to the game of hockey than Tony Granato.He has skated with Wayne Gretzky, and coached legends like Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy. But he has not only dealt with stars, he has been one himself. He has seen it all in the industry as a player and coach, being injured, traded, fired and promoted.So where else is there left for him to go? For Granato, the answer is the place where it all started: Wisconsin.“I get the opportunity to come back to the program that means a lot to me and gave me a chance to have a life after college,” Granato said. “I never really left the program.”From Downers Grove, Illinois, Granato came to Wisconsin as a freshman student athlete in 1983. He played all four years of his college career in red and white and eventually landed himself a spot in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. Granato had success every year he was at Wisconsin, but his final season as a Badger was the most impressive campaign by far.In his senior season, Granato netted 28 goals and dished out 45 assists, finishing with a career high 73 points. Over his four-year stint as a Badger, he totaled 100 career goals and 220 assists, ranking third and fourth respectively in the program’s history. He was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award his senior year and finished as a two-time All-American. Granato undoubtedly made a mark on Wisconsin hockey.Following his college career in Madison, Granato’s next stop was the Big Apple after the New York Rangers selected him 120th overall in the 1982 National Hockey League draft. He continued his prolific play in New York, scoring 36 goals in his rookie season, which still stands to this day as a Rangers’ team record.After two years with the Rangers, he headed to Los Angeles where he would spend seven years playing alongside arguably the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky. In the Los Angeles Kings’ playoff run to the 1993 Stanley Cup finals, Granato recorded 17 points in 24 games. It was a fitting performance to tie the bow on his best year as a professional, headlined by 82 regular season points.In 1996 Granato headed to San Jose to play for the Sharks in what would prove the final stop in his 13-year career as a player. Five years later, he retired after the 2001 season.In 2007, Granato traded his jersey for a suit and made his return to the ice as the assistant coach of the Colorado Avalanche. There he would coach hockey greats such as Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy, while bouncing back and forth between the head and assistant coaching positions.“I think the biggest thing [in coaching in the NHL to college hockey] is the fact that the recruiting side of things has so many more things involved that are more than just coaching,” Granato said. “You have to be good on the practice side of things and the administrative side of things.”Two years later, he was fired as the Avs’ head coach, but he wouldn’t be out of hockey for long. Later that year he signed on as the assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were led by star center forward Sidney Crosby. By the time 2014 had rolled around, he left Pittsburgh for Detroit to claim his last assistant coaching position with the Red Wings.Now in 2016, his hockey journey has ultimately come full circle, returning to where it all began at UW.“When I came here I knew I wasn’t just coming here to coach a team,” Granato said. “I didn’t realize all the things that come along with it, and every one of them is exciting. It’s being part of somethings that’s bigger than just coaching hockey; it’s being party of a community, a university and the city of Madison.”For someone with such an incredible career as a player and a coach, some might find it incredibly challenging to leave the top of their profession. Granato, however, is a fan of opportunity and loves Madison for what it is — a place he has viewed as a second home that gave him the chance to pursue his professional career.Madison is also the home for many of his family members too, including his brother Don Granato, who returned to Wisconsin to coach alongside his brother this year as well.“When the opportunity presented itself to get the chance to work with Mark and Donny and come back here and be a part of this staff and part of this athletic department, I said ‘Why wouldn’t I?’” Granato said.The Wisconsin coach has his work cut out for him in his pursuit to bring the Badgers back to their winning tradition. The team has won only 12 games in the last two seasons, but Granato is optimistic and ready to get to work.For Granato, that even means taking classes at UW to finish off a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. In order to keep a head coaching job in college hockey, the coach must have a degree or be able to complete a degree within a 12 month period.Badgers look to begin Granato era on a high note against WildcatsThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will kick off their 2016-17 season in Green Bay Friday and Saturday for Read…After Wednesday’s practice before his first regular season game as the Badger’s head coach, Granato shared some of his thoughts on upcoming challenges.“I think there’s a lot of pieces in place, the group that was left here has a lot to offer … I think we’re going to have a really exciting team to watch,” Granato said.There’s no doubt that coach Granato will put everything he has into the team that helped him become everything he is today. It’s hard to argue with a list of accomplishments and success in the hockey world as long as Granato’s, but what separates him from other coaches is his dedication, knowledge, and most importantly, his passion for the team and city that he loves.last_img read more

Jamaica to spend billions on border security

first_imgThe Andrew Holness-led administration in Jamaica is taking steps to improve the country’s border security.On Wednesday, National Security Minister Robert Montague announced that the government is spending US$11 billion to among other things obtain six additional helicopters and four aircraft for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).The helicopters, which come with five year’s supply of spare parts and maintenance service, are being acquired at a cost of US$47.4 million. Current fleet nearly 20-years oldIn a release on Wednesday, Montague said the current JDF helicopter fleet is nearly 20 years old noting that industry standards recommend replacement at between seven and 10 years.He says a surveillance plane has also been purchased at a cost of US$16.9 million and that is now being outfitted with a suite of equipment.The National Security Minister says the surveillance plane will be commissioned into service later this year.Last year, two ships were acquired at a cost of US$26.4 million for the JDF Coast Guard.Several guns and ammunition seizedHe notes that over 850 illegal guns and nearly 22,000 rounds of ammunition were seized by the security forces last year. He also said the country’s 145 illegal points of entry offer a gateway for guns, ammunition as well as un-customed goods to enter the island. Montague says the money being spent on border security is part of the government’s five-pillar crime reduction strategy.last_img read more

“National teams needed new direction”- GFA boss Kurt Okraku on technical team clearout

first_imgGFA boss, Kurt Okraku, has revealed that a new direction was needed in the running of the various national teams thus, the decision to dissolve the technical wings of those teams.On January 3, the FA announced that the technical handlers of the national teams were no longer in employment after the dissolution.The statement from the FA clearly indicated that all the various male and female national teams had been affected by the dissolution.Speaking in Joy FM on January 4, Kurt Okraku explained that the teams needed something new in terms of their direction and so, the dissolution sought to ignite the process of change in the running of the various national teams.“We needed to find a new direction for our national teams in terms of the technical aspect. People are speaking about only one of the national teams which is the Black Stars.For me, the most important national teams are the U-17, U-20, U-23, the local Black Stars team and the main Black Stars. We have changed the direction of these teams and we want to take them from gear one to gear two.”Okraku went ahead to state that the GFA Executive Council would meet to decide on the new coaches who would run the various teams. He added that the Council was well aware of the ongoing assignments of some of the national teams and it would work with that in mind.“In the coming week, we will have a clear direction. These things are decisions of the council and it will meet to discuss issues affecting these national teams.Concerning the assignments, the Black Stars are not the only ones who have them. The male and female U-20 teams have assignments too and we are aware of those.”The Black Stars will resume their AFCON 2021 qualifiers and also, begin the campaign to play in the 2022 World Cup in March.The male and female U-20 teams will begin the process of qualifying for the African Championships in 2021 and the Women’s U-20 World Cup respectively.last_img read more

Vipers remain top in UPL with draw against KCCA FC

first_imgTop Marksman Dan. PHOTO VIA @VipersSCVipers SC 1 KCCA FC 1Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | ‏Vipers Sports Club maintained its grip at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table after picking a point against KCCA FC in the game played at St.Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.The Venoms played out a one all draw with KCCA FC a result which meant the team moved to 14 points in six games.Dan ‘Muzeeyi’ Sserunkuma scored for Vipers SC in the first half but the visitors equalised at the start of the second stanza and the game eventually ended in a stalemate.Manager Javier Martinez Espinoza made only two changes from the team that started against Kirinya Jinja SS in midweek with Fred Okot replacing Rahmat Ssenfuka while Halid Lwaliwa started in place of injured Livingstone Mulondo.Okot was making his first start since joining the team at the start of the season and played at right back. Asiku was shifted to centre back while Geoffrey Wasswa played in defensive midfield position.Vipers SC started the better side with Sserunkuma, Duncan Sseninde and Noah Wafula wrecking havoc to the KCCA FC back line.Goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora was also in fine form to deny the visitors on several occasions including saving a penalty in the second half.Sserunkuma slotted home in the 35th minute to give Vipers SC the lead in a what was a team goal.Wafula won possession just after the half way line to release Abraham Ndugwa on the right flank. The latter’s ground cross cut a cross the goal area but found Sseninde on the other end to set up a waiting Sserunkuma for the opener. The strike meant Vipers SC went into the mandatory break leading 1-0.However, two minutes into the second stanza, KCCA FC equalized through defender Filbert Obenchan.Despite efforts from the Venoms to regain the lead, there were no more goals produced. The Manager brought on Brian Nkuubi, Joseph Jjanjali and Tom Masiko but there were no dividends.Mutombora who had a man of the match performance denied Allan Kyambadde in one on one situation and also denied Saddam Juma from the spot.Vipers SC will return to action on Tuesday next week away to Express FC.Vipers SC XIFabien Mutombora, Fred Okot, Yayo Lutimba, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwalilwa, Geoffrey Wasswa, Moses Waiswa, Duncan Sseninde (Brian Nkuubi), Noah Wafula (Tom Masiko), Dan Sserunkuma, Abraham Ndugwa (Joseph Janjali).******SOURCE: Vipers Website (click) on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Even with United in final, Van Gaal won’t discuss future

first_img Brought down LONDON (AP): Qualifying for the Champions League looks increasingly out of reach for Manchester United. The season could still end with silverware after Louis van Gaal’s side reached the FA Cup final by beating Everton yesterday. And yet van Gaal still has the air of a manager who could be leaving his job. Even amid the joy at seeing Anthony Martial score in the third minute of stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 victory over Everton in the semi-final, van Gaal responded curtly to a question about the team beyond this season. “I am not looking beyond this competition, the FA Cup, because we live in the present,” van Gaal said. “As for the future, I will discuss that with my board and not with you.” When it was pointed out that he had another season remaining on his contract, the 64-year-old Dutchman said: “Yes. You repeat what I have always said.” Martial set up Marouane Fellaini’s opener in the 34th minute against his former club. Although David de Gea saved Romelu Lukaku’s penalty early in the second half to preserve United’s lead after Ross Barkley was brought down by Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Gerard Deulofeu’s cross was inadvertently turned into his own net by United defender Chris Smalling with 15 minutes remaining. Martial’s winner was a slick completion of a rapid attack that prevented extra time. The 20-year-old France forward linked up with Marcus Rashford on the left flank and then played another one-two with Ander Herrera before slotting in the winner. The 11-time FA Cup winners will discover today whether Crystal Palace or Watford will be their opponent in the May 21 final. With four games remaining, United remain fifth, four points behind Arsenal, who play relegation-threatened Sunderland today. Crosstown rivals Manchester City are a further point ahead in third place after beating Stoke 4-0 in one of four Premier League games yesterday. Kelechi Iheanacho, City’s 19-year-old forward, scored twice after first-half goals from Fernando and Sergio Aguero from the penalty spot. Newcastle remained in the relegation zone despite coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Liverpool, who announced before the game that defender Mamadou Sakho failed a drugs test before a Europa League game last month. After conceding goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana in the first half, Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle salvaged a point, thanks to strikes from Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback on the manager’s return to the club he won the Champions League with in 2005. Disappointing season Southampton kept alive their outside shot at qualifying for the Europa League by compounding already-relegated Aston Villa’s woes. Dusan Tadic scored twice in a 4-2 victory for seventh-place Southampton, between headers from Shane Long and Sadio Mane. Deposed champions Chelsea are a place behind after cruising to a 4-1 victory at Bournemouth, who have already secured a second season in the Premier League. Cesc Fabregas played a key role in all four goals, including Eden Hazard’s double that produced his first league goals of a disappointing season for the reigning player of the year. Pedro Rodriguez and Willian also scored for Chelsea. The focus shifts to the title race in the coming days. Leicester, who have a five-point lead over Tottenham, host Swansea today. Tottenham face West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane tomorrow.last_img read more

Ginobili set to return to Spurs for 16th season—reports

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