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first_imgMoreover, an additional P15,547,450 was released to beneficiaries representing their differentials from December 2019 until January 2020.(With a report from PNA/PN) Pantawid Provincial Link Jeffrey Gabucay said recently that the cash grants released to beneficiaries from this province’s 18 municipalities starting on June 2 amounted to P122.196 million. Under the law, a household will receive not lesser than P750 per month for health and nutrition instead of the previous amount of P500.“Senior high school children of Pantawid household beneficiaries who were previously given P500 per month are now being given P700 each (also),” said Gabucay. The payout, which was completed on June 11, covered the differential for the said period as stipulated under Republic Act No. 11310, or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last year.center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 34,968 member-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) in this province received their February to March 2020 payout. Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program beneficiaries in San Remigio, Antique receive their February to March cash grants on June 11. PANTAWID SAN REMIGIOlast_img read more

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first_imgVersailles, Ind. — Indiana State Police troopers from the Versailles District have announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Dearborn County May 19 and 20. Drivers are asked to have their driver’s license and registration available.Checkpoints are conducted in order to remove impaired drivers from the roadway.last_img

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first_imgDominic Thiem of Austria will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final for their first Grand Slam titles after they won their last-four matches in contrasting styles.Second seed Thiem ousted third-seeded Russian and last year’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev in a closely fought three-setter that was packed with powerful baseline rallies and impressive serving. The 27-year-old Thiem won 6-2, 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/5) in 2hr 56 min inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach his fourth Grand Slam final.Earlier, Zverev came from two sets down to complete a remarkable comeback against 20th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and reach his first tennis major final.The 23-year-old German won an error-strewn, scrappy encounter 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in 3hr 23min, also on the famous Ashe court.It marked the first time in Zverev’s career that he came from two sets behind to win.“I actually looked at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love,” Zverev said. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe it. I’m playing in a semi-final, I’m supposed to be the favourite and I have no chance, I’m playing that bad.”Zverev made 36 unforced errors in the first two sets compared to just 12 for Carreno Busta as the nerves of the occasion seemed to get the better of him.But Zverev began to cut down on his mistakes in the third set, upping his service game and taking control of rallies with more powerful, accurate groundstrokes.“I started taking the ball more on the rise. I started giving myself the chance to be the one that is aggressive,” said the German, adding: “I’m through to my first Grand Slam final and that’s all that matters.”Carreno Busta said he had lost “a big opportunity” to reach a first Slam final. “I made the semi-finals here. I know that is a good result, is a good performance, but now in this moment it’s tough,” he told reporters.Zverev becomes the first German man to reach the final of a tennis major since Rainer Schuttler at the 2003 Australian Open.This year’s US Open field has been depleted by the absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.The tournament was blown wide open by the disqualification of world number one and heavy favourite Novak Djokovic in the last 16 for hitting a line judge with the ball.RelatedPosts Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Djokovic breaks down in tears after hosting Belgrade tennis exhibition Osaka becomes highest-earning female athlete It means Sunday’s final will see a first-time Grand Slam champion for the first time since Croatian Marin Cilic won at Flushing Meadows in 2014.It also means there will be a Grand Slam champion other than Djokovic, Nadal or Federer for the first time since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the third of his tennis majors at the US Open in 2016.Thiem, ranked third in the world, will be playing his second consecutive Slam final after reaching the last-two at this year’s Australian Open.He also lost in the French Open final in 2018 and 2019.Thiem’s semi-final score slightly flattered him. It was a high-quality affair that saw small shifts in momentum in both players’ direction at different stages.Ultimately the match was decided by Thiem winning points at key moments, with Medvedev squandering a 4-2 lead in the second.He was also on set point while serving at 5-3 in the third set but Thiem won a 38-shot rally to take the game and bring the set back on serve before clinching the tie-break and the match.“It was great tennis from both of us,” said Thiem, whose attention now turns to Zverev.“We have such a great friendship and rivalry. It’s really amazing thing that we will face off against each other in a Slam final,” he added.Tags: Alexander ZverevDominic ThiemGrand SlamUS Open finallast_img read more

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first_img Press Association Fergus McFadden’s last-minute penalty clinched a hard-earned 23-18 victory for Leinster as they battled past defending Guinness PRO12 champions Glasgow Warriors at the RDS. The Warriors impressed in defence and attack as they built a 13-6 half-time lead, young prop Zander Fagerson going over for a converted try with Duncan Weir and McFadden kicking two penalties apiece. Luke McGrath and Taqele Naiyaravoro swapped tries in the third quarter, but a double whammy – a yellow card for winger Naiyaravoro and a penalty try – saw Leinster edge ahead and McFadden made certain of the win in the dying seconds. The visitors, boosted by six returning Scotland internationals, set the early pace and Leinster needed a Ben Te’o-led choke tackle and a couple of scrum penalties, with Fagerson singled out twice, to claw back some territory. But the Warriors broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, Rob Harley and Rory Hughes having key involvements in a multi-phase attack that eventually finished with the 19-year-old Fagerson muscling over from close range. Weir’s conversion was quickly cancelled out by McFadden’s first successful penalty. A second right-sided kick from the winger closed the gap to one by the 21st minute, rewarding Aaron Dundon for a well-won ruck penalty and accurate lineout throw in the build-up. Weir then punished Leinster for collapsing an advancing maul, punching over a fine 43-metre strike. He repeated the trick from the opposite left wing as Mike McCarthy infringed at a maul six minutes before the interval. Leinster missed a chance to close out the first half with a third penalty goal, McFadden wobbling an injury-time effort wide after Pat MacArthur saw yellow for a ‘reckless’ forearm-led tackle that ended Dundon’s involvement in the game. The home side made their numerical advantage count on the resumption. Two-and-a-half minutes in, scrum-half McGrath’s blindside switch led to Garry Ringrose racing up the right touchline and following a bout of forward pressure, McGrath stretched over for McFadden to convert. Leinster were only level for six minutes, the Scots hitting back with a terrific spell of attacking and a power-packed finish to the right of the posts by big Fijian Naiyaravoro. Weir was unable to convert at 18-13. Noel Reid fumbled a low-slung pass from Ringrose following the latter’s impressive burst on the right, but Leinster’s attacked clicked in the lead-up to their penalty try. Replacement Isaac Boss exploited a gap and Isa Nacewa’s well-weighted kick set up a foot race between McFadden and Naiyaravoro – the latter was deemed to have deliberately slapped the ball over the end-line as the pair lunged for the ball. After consulting with the TMO, referee Ian Davies awarded the penalty try and sin-binned the Fijian, with McFadden’s conversion splitting the sides on the scoreboard. Weir missed a long range penalty in the swirling wind and aided by some excellent carrying from man-of-the-match Ringrose and replacements James Tracy and Tadhg Furlong, Leo Cullen’s men saw out the result with McFadden nailing his final kick of the night. last_img read more

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first_imgPokhara: Ashmita Chaliha and Siril Verma were crowned the womens and men’s singles champions respectively as Indian shuttlers claimed eight medals that included four gold, two silver and two bronze as the individual badminton events came to an end at the 13th South Asian Games here in Nepal on Friday. Along with the two gold the Indian mens and womens teams won earlier, India ended their glorious campaign with a rich haul of 10 medals to finish at the top of the badminton medal standings.Former World Junior Championships silver medallist Siril Verma of Telangana lived up to his top seeding as he came back from a game down to stave off the challenge of compatriot Aryaman Tandon in an all-Indian men’s singles final. The Gujarat boy had the upper hand after pocketing the first game but Verma rebounded strongly to complete a gritty 17-21. 23-21, 21-13 win.In women’s singles, Assam’s Ashmita Chalia overcame a late surge from fellow rising star, Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana to finish with a 21-18, 25-23 win.In doubles, there was double delight for Dhruv Kapila who emerged victorious in both men’s and mixed doubles. The men’s doubles proved to be the tougher outing for the young pair of Kapila and Krishna Prasad Garaga but they were able to hold their nerves to clinch the gold. Sri Lanka’s Sachin Premshan Dias Angoda Vidanalage and Buwaneka Tharindu Dullew Dumbukola Goonathilake took the middle game in this hard-fought encounter only to see the Indians storming back to take the 21-19,19-21, 21-18 win.In mixed doubles, Kapila had a breezy time on the court with Meghana Jakkampudi. The top seeds eased past second seeds Sachin Premshan Dias Angoda Vidanalage and Thilini Pramodika Hendehewe of Sri Lanka 21-16, 21-14. IANSAlso Read: Assam’s Ashmita Chaliha clinches gold at 13th South Asian Games Women’s Badminton FinalAlso Watch: Watch | AASU along with 30 indigenous organisations staging protest against CAB in Naharkatialast_img read more

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first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUTEP (15-14, 6-10) vs. Middle Tennessee (7-22, 3-13)Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Middle Tennessee looks for its fifth straight win over UTEP at Murphy Athletic Center. The last victory for the Miners at Middle Tennessee was a 63-54 win on Jan. 16, 2014. Associated Press center_img Middle Tenn. looks for home win vs UTEP SUPER SENIORS: Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors this year. C.J. Jones, Antonio Green, Donovan Sims and Jayce Johnson have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 59 percent of all Blue Raiders points over the last five games.BRILLIANT BRYSON: Bryson Williams has connected on 36.6 percent of the 82 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 11 over his last three games. He’s also converted 83.3 percent of his foul shots this season.PERFECT WHEN: UTEP is a perfect 9-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Miners are 6-14 when scoring any fewer than 71.COLD SPELLS: UTEP has dropped its last three road games, scoring 58 points and allowing 69 points during those contests. Middle Tennessee has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 73 points while giving up 81.7.CLAMPING DOWN: Middle Tennessee’s defense has forced 14.4 turnovers per game this season, but is averaging 18 takeaways over its last three games.___last_img read more

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first_imgTwo USC Viterbi researchers have been recognized in the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 on Tuesday.Roboticist Nora Ayanian and environmental engineering scholar Kelly Sanders were named in the 16th annual review for leadership in their respective fields, according to USC News.Ayanian’s research focuses on multi-robot coordination and finding real-life applications for those systems. Ayanian aims to eliminate poor coordination between robots working in a team.Sanders, a sustainability expert, studies ways to enhance the relationship between energy and water, focusing on ways to provide safe and reliable water and energy supplies without using too much of either.Those honored are placed in one of five categories: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, Humanitarians and Pioneers. Ayanian was named as a Visionary, while Sanders was listed under Humanitarian. Ayanian and Sanders are the 12th and 13th USC faculty members to be featured in the list. Eleven other Trojans have been featured since 2009.“It is gratifying that the remarkable talent and promise of Nora Ayanian and Kelly Sanders were aptly recognized by MIT Technology Review,” Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos said in an interview with USC News. “Together with the other 11 USC Viterbi recognized in this list in the last seven years, they represent the new face of engineering — talented, innovative, charismatic, diverse and immensely promising. We could not be more proud of their achievements.”Ayanian received the 2016 Okawa Foundation Research Grant in July, and won the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in March. She taught an Introduction to Robotics Class at Viterbi in the spring semester as well. Sanders was recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 feature in 2012, and was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow for three years prior. Her Sustainable Systems Research Group is a part of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Ayanian and Sanders, along with the other honorees, will be recognized at the annual EmTech MIT conference held in Massachusetts in October.last_img read more

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first_img Published on February 24, 2016 at 12:51 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Three out of Syracuse’s four games this year have been blowouts. In the only close one, a 9-6 victory against Binghamton, All-Americans Kayla Treanor and Halle Majorana didn’t take the field. Other prominent offensive role players like Nicole Levy and Riley Donahue struggled to convert on offense.In need of someone to step up, Kelzi Van Atta notched a hat trick, the first three goals of the sophomore attack’s career.“Once we were able to pull away and succeed with goals and turnovers and all of that, it was definitely it was a good feeling,” Van Atta said.Van Atta was the reason that Syracuse (4-0) managed to pull away. She worked hard before this season to convert into an attack after not playing much as a midfielder last season.The switch started early on in the fall while Van Atta refined her skills with assistant coach Michelle Tumolo. As a midfielder, she had some experience playing in the opponents’ attacking zone, but the skill sets needed are a bit different.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I guess on midfield a lot of it can be transitions and you still have to take the ball hard and know where to go,” Donahue said. “But sometimes on offense it’s knowing exactly where to be and clearing space more.”Van Atta’s speed and athleticism, which directly relate to her dodging ability, will help her transition the most, Richard Curtis, her varsity head coach at Brighton (New York) High School, said.On Sunday against Marist, Van Atta stood adjacent to the goal and sized up her defender. She took one explosive step to the right, curled all the way around and fired the ball in the net for her fourth goal of the season.Van Atta also worked on her free-position shot before the season. Assistant coach Regy Thorpe praised her for going full speed in practice and putting in work after some players had already left the field. It paid off, as Van Atta scored two of her goals against the Bearcats on the free position.As part of playing closer to the goal, Van Atta felt she needed to lean more on her stick skills, something she’d been able to rely on in the past. Those same stick skills were the reason Curtis called her up to play for the varsity team when she was in eighth grade.Curtis said Van Atta will be able to make the transition to attack because she was a quick learner in high school. Whenever he told his versatile star to do something different, she did it.“You didn’t have to shake things five different times, which was nice,” Curtis said. “You could teach it to her once and then she would get it.”Some players need to fake a defender out, but Van Atta’s quick first step helps her blow right by them. Coupled with her stick skills, the two skills have helped Van Atta’s fit on SU’s second-line attack.“We made the move in the fall, and we thought she stepped up and did a great job,” head coach Gary Gait said. “We’re excited that she did make the move.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt – a nine-time Olympic gold medallist , Great Britain’s Mo Farah and South Africa’s Caster Semenya are among athletes nominated for IAAF’s Athlete of the Year AwardsBolt broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m world record to claim victory in Rio while Mo Farah, 33, secured a historic ‘double double’ by retaining both his 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles at Rio 2016.Paula Radcliffe, in 2002, was the last British athlete to win one of the IAAF’s end-of-year awards.Apart from Bolt, Farah faces competition from the like of and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk who set a new world record in the 400m at the Games in Brazil. The winner of both the male and female athlete of the year awards will be announced at the IAAF awards dinner in Monaco in December.The last Briton to win the men’s award was triple jumper Jonathan Edwards in 1995, the year in which he jumped 18.29m, which is still the world record.The 25-year-old Semenya won gold in Rio to add to her silver medal from London 2012.Her rivals include Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, who broke the 10,000m world record by over 14 seconds in Rio, and Spain’s Ruth Beitia, who won Olympic high jump gold aged 37.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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