Antique road mishap kills 9-year-old girl

first_imgThe DPWH has yet to respond on theincident./PN The family members and neighbors ofthe victims were calling the attention of the Department of Public Works andHighways (DPWH) in the province and its contractors to provide proper lighting,early warning devices and signages in all their construction sites to avoidsimilar accidents.   By STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA The girl, who was in Grade 3, wasriding a motorcycle driven by her 31-year-old father when they figured in aroad mishap around 8 p.m. on Thursday.   Antique board member Karmila RoseDimamay said another innocent life was wasted because of some persons’“negligence and lack of responsibility.”   The child and her father sustainedinjuries and bruises on the body and were rushed to the Angel Salazar MemorialGeneral Hospital in San Jose, Antique but the attending physician referred thechild to a hospital in Iloilo. She, somehow, did not survive on the waythere.   According to their neighbor KriciaLavega, the two were heading to a hospital to visit the child’s grandmotherwhen the incident happened. Lavega added the area was“poorly-lighted” and there was no reflectorized signage – only a warning deviceprinted in a tarpaulin. center_img She added her office is willing toassist the family in seeking justice and to demand from those “who neglecttheir responsibilities.”     Last July, Dimamay sponsored aresolution demanding the DPWH to require all contractors to install safety andprecautionary signages to all projects in the national and barangay roads toprevent accidents. The resolution was passed by the provincial board.  Dimamay said they (project engineersand contractors) only “obliged in the beginning.”    San Jose, Antique – A 9-year-old girl died in a motorcycle accident on a road construction site in Barangay Supa here.          Her father, meanwhile, has alreadyreceived medical treatment.      A “caution” sign, printed in tarpaulin, was partially damaged after a road accident in Barangay Supa, San Jose, Antique on Thursday. The “poorly lighted road” was linked to a motorcycle mishap that claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN last_img read more

MBB : TWICE IS NICE: SU completes 2nd straight unblemished nonconference slate with win over Drexel

first_img Comments Published on December 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm For Jim Boeheim, the difference in his basketball team from the start of this year to now has been offense. He said the defense started out the season well, but the offense played catch-up.But instead of criticism of the execution and critiques of the individual players, on Wednesday night the Syracuse head coach had nothing but praise for his squad on the offensive end of the floor.‘I don’t think we can play better offensively than that,’ Boeheim said.No. 5 SU (13-0) opened up the second half with a torrid 18-of-20 shooting stretch to pull away from Drexel (8-2) for a 93-65 victory in front of 17,856 people in the Carrier Dome. Junior Kris Joseph led the Orange with a career-high 25 points — 21 of them after the break — as Syracuse took control of the contest after struggling in the opening minutes.The win means that Syracuse is undefeated entering Big East play for the second consecutive year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Earlier in the year, this would’ve been a very different game,’ Boeheim said. ‘But we’re playing much better offensively, much more confidence. Everybody was good tonight. … That’s as well as we can play.’Syracuse wasn’t playing its best early on, though, and it seemed like Drexel would give SU some trouble. The Orange didn’t make its first field goal until nearly six minutes into the game when sophomore Brandon Triche knocked down a spinning jumper with the shot clock winding down.The Orange eventually took a 16-12 lead, and the offense began to click. Senior Rick Jackson took over like he has in so many games this season. After the Dragons poked a rebound away from Jackson underneath the basket, the forward blocked two shots in a row by Drexel’s Samme Givens, the second one off Givens out of bounds.The rejections ignited Jackson. On the ensuing possession, he powered his way through Dragons forward Daryl McCoy for an easy layup. He converted a three-point play on a pick-and-roll with Triche two possessions later.Jackson finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.‘The pick-and-roll, they weren’t really guarding it well,’ Triche said.The and-one play put SU up 11, and the Orange took a 35-22 lead into the break five minutes later.Then came SU’s white-hot streak to open the second half. This time, it was Joseph’s turn to lead the Syracuse offense.The 6-foot-7 forward posted up 6-foot-4 Drexel guard Derrick Thomas and overpowered him for an easy layup. He then rejected a Dragon shot off the glass, sparking a fast break bucket for Scoop Jardine. The junior then pulled down a rebound after a missed three and led a fast break ending with a Jackson dunk.Drexel called a timeout after that series of plays but still couldn’t stop the bleeding. After starting the game shooting 1-for-6 from the field, the Orange shot 34-of-49 the rest of the way, including that 18-of-20 stretch to open the second half.‘Good offense, making shots, being patient, setting up shots for other guys and looking for other guys,’ Jardine said of the reasons behind the offensive onslaught. ‘We were unselfish tonight, and we’ve been playing like that the last three or four games.‘I think it’s finally clicking.’For the Orange, that shooting percentage was helped by most of its shots coming from close range as the Dragons were unable to stop the Syracuse penetration. And for the second game in a row, SU’s entire active roster got some playing time.Jackson, Jardine, Joseph and Triche all feel the Orange is ready for Big East play, which starts Tuesday when Providence visits the Carrier Dome. They all said things are just coming together for the team as a whole.And with the shooting stretch SU had Wednesday, even Boeheim — who has been as critical of his team as anyone — admitted that the offense is finally starting to click.‘We’re playing better offensively,’ he said. ‘I think it takes awhile for offense. … Now, I think we’re getting to where everybody’s figured out what they can do.’zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Alexander: No, Dodgers fans, the sky is not falling … yet

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies They did not get the high-end reliever they were targeting. The Giants held on to their Will Smith, while the Mets did the same with Edwin Diaz. Shane Greene went from Detroit to Atlanta for the Braves’ No. 16 and No. 24 prospects, according to Baseball America. And Felipe Vázquez remains a Pittsburgh Pirate because Andrew Friedman was unwilling to meet the Pirates’ demand for at least one and probably two of the club’s top three prospects, Gavin Lux, Dustin May and Keibert Ruiz.That development, coupled with the struggles of a team that, after Thursday night’s 8-2 victory over the Padres, somehow has a major league-best 72 victories without a consistent bullpen – sarcasm intended – had a good percentage of the Dodgers fan base, as well as some scribes, working on their best “woe is us” material.Add to that the Astros’ acquisition of Zack Greinke to augment their starting rotation, and … OK, just ship the Commissioner’s Trophy to Houston today, why don’t you?I suspect what we are hearing here mirrors what is being said in New York and Boston. The Yankees were shut out at the deadline, failing to augment their starting rotation. The defending champion Red Sox, likewise, failed to stock up for their wild-card drive.They will play the remainder of their schedules, as will the Dodgers. And then the postseason will begin, and who knows what might happen? There are no guarantees that the pitcher who has a 1.89 ERA and 21 saves in low-profile Pittsburgh will thrive or even survive under the bright, often harsh lights of October. Nor can it be assumed that the young guys who might now be asked to shoulder a larger share of the bullpen burden are automatically not up to the task.Does anyone remember Francisco Rodriguez? He was a September call-up by the Angels in 2002, pitched 5-2/3 innings in the final 11 days of the regular season – and then pitched in 11 postseason games and recorded five wins, a 1.92 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP as Troy Percival’s setup guy for a World Series champion.Maybe May, who will make his big-league debut as a starter Friday night against the Padres, or Tony Gonsolin or someone else currently in the organization will turn out to be such a golden bullpen arm in 2019. The point is that you just don’t know.Friedman said he understands the angst, even if he can’t afford to pay a lot of attention to it.“I totally get that,” he said Thursday afternoon. “I was a fan, and being a fan means you care about today. And I think that’s great. That’s what professional sports is. There’s an entertainment factor. There’s a passion. There’s a wanting to do everything to win that day. And emotionally I feel that way, and that’s where our mind also has to fire with being crazy but not stupid. And that was the line.”The distinction?“Being crazy is being aggressive in the offers you make,” he said. “Being stupid is doing things that (don’t) just play out poorly, but at the time you know it’s a poor decision.”The issue being debated, then, is whether it would have been crazy or stupid to let go of Lux, the Dodgers’ top-ranked prospect and presumptive future second baseman. If we are still debating that into November, that means you can feel free to unleash that primal scream.But to automatically bash Friedman for not giving away the organization’s top prospects seems both crazy and stupid. Friedman and Farhan Zaidi were quite aggressive the last three seasons and certainly weren’t shy about trading prospects, and it’s probably worth pointing out that the ones they refused to part with are now prominent on the big-league roster.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Zaidi, incidentally, had an interesting first deadline as the Giants’ baseball boss, acting as both buyer and seller and declining to part with Madison Bumgarner and the aforementioned Smith as his team straddles between a rebuild and wild-card contention.I suspect if Friedman had called him about Smith, the response likely involved Lux, May and Ruiz.“I feel like we made a lot of really aggressive bids in the last few days,” Friedman said. “And at least to provide some solace once it was over, there’s a very good chance that our future selves are really happy that some of the bids we made were not accepted.“But time will tell.”In the meantime, given the unhappiness over the Astros getting former Dodger and former division rival Greinke, look at it this way: Maybe he’ll be their Yu Darvish.Feel better?jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Wednesday afternoon, after all of the deadline trades had been registered and announced, Dodgers fans started leaping off the bandwagon.I hope no one hurt themselves.This is a reminder, actually two: One, they don’t give out rings for winning the trade deadline. And two, past performance is not necessarily an indication of future results.Yes, the Dodgers nibbled around the margins Wednesday, obtaining lefty relief specialist Adam Kolarek and depth guy Jedd Gyorko to go with two depth guys they’d picked up in the preceding days, Tyler White and Kristopher Negrón. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more