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Thai king strips ‘disloyal’ royal consort of titles

first_imgBANGKOK – Thailand’s King MahaVajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles andmilitary ranks for being “disloyal” and conducting a rivalry with QueenSuthida, the palace said.      Royal consort General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was stripped by Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn of her titles and military ranks for being “disloyal,” the palace said on Monday. ROYAL HOUSEHOLD BUREAU/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS King Vajiralongkorn was crowned hereas constitutional monarch in May after first taking the throne following the2016 death of his father, who reigned for 70 years.    Sineenat, 34, had breached a code ofconduct for courtiers and was disloyal, the palace said on Monday.center_img It made the extraordinary announcementjust months after the king, who was officially crowned in May, made SineenatWongvajirapakdi a royal noble consort – the first such appointment in almost acentury. Days before his coronation ceremonies,the king married the deputy head of his personal bodyguard, Suthida Tidjai, 41,giving her the title of Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana.(Reuters)last_img read more

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Lambunao 1st COVID case infects 4 family members

first_imgAll four ofthem were asymptomatic (not showing COVID-19 symptoms) and currently on homequarantine, according to DOH. These droplets also land on objects andsurfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching theseobjects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The five newcases brought to 30 the number of COVID-19 cases in Region 6, according to theDepartment of Health (DOH). The family nowhas a total of six members positive for COVID-19. Earlier, a 44-year-olddaughter also tested positive. Not wearing facemask in public places is now an offense in Iloilo city and province. Facemask covering the nose and mouth of the wearer prevents droplets expelled when coughing or sneezing from infecting others, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Contracttracing has also been launched. Meanwhile, theother confirmed positive case yesterday was a 48-year-old male from BacolodCity (Patient No. 26) with a travel history to Los Angeles, USA and Manila. Healso had hypertension and polymyositis. All residentsof the town are strictly required to stay in their homes except for one familymember with a quarantine pass to buy basic necessities./PN The four newcases in Lambunao were the 70-year-old wife (Patient No. 29) of the town’sfirst case (who eventually died) and the couple’s three children – a39-year-old female (Patient No. 27), 41-year-old male (Patient No. 28) and a48-year-old female (Patient No. 30). Antique andGuimaras still have no cases. ILOILO City –Western Visayas recorded five more persons positive for the coronavirus disease(COVID-19) yesterday, four of whom were family members of the first confirmedcase in the municipality of Lambunao. With theadditional cases in Lambunao, Mayor Reynor Gonzales ordered strict homequarantine of all the residents of the barangay where the family with positivecases resides. Peoplecan catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread fromperson to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spreadwhen a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, according to the World HealthOrganization (WHO). In the wholeRegion 6, Iloilo province has now the most number of positive cases with 11,followed by Bacolod City with seven, Aklan with five, Capiz and Iloilo Citywith three each, and Negros Occidental, one. The localgovernment of Lambunao called on to those who have close contact with thefamily members to coordinate with the Municipal Health Office. Meantime, allthe needs of the quarantined family are being shouldered by the localgovernment of Lambunao. He had closecontact of Patient No. 14, still with dry cough but in stable condition. last_img read more

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Tigers Pounce Argonauts

first_img Share Tigers Pounce Argonauts April 6, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Mike Jeffcoat’s 100th game as head coach of West Florida (30-11; 6-4 GSC) was not as fond of a memory as he would have hoped as his Argonauts were trounced 12-2 by visiting West Alabama (27-11; 8-2 GSC) Friday night at Pelican Park on the UWF campus.The game started as a pitchers duel as starters Jonathan Weaver (Molino, Fla./ Tate HS) and Noel Baca III battled back and forth for the first five innings with West Alabama taking an early 2-0 lead.West Alabama broke the game open with a three-run sixth inning to take a 5-0 lead. The Tigers scored three runs on three hits in the inning and threatened to score more but stranded two runners on base. Todd Rea drove in the first run with an RBI single and West Alabama manufactured the other two runs on a ground out and a wild pitch.The Tigers added to their lead with five runs coming on seven hits in the seventh inning. Clark Humber, Clint Moody, Chris Gilbertsen and Dallas Rodgers all picked up RBI singles in the inning, while Rob Dahlberg smacked an RBI triple.West Florida did not score their first run until the bottom of the seventh inning. Clay Wallace (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) and Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis CC) got the rally started with a pair of singles. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala./ Gulf Coast CC) walked to load the bases and Jon Reed (Chesterfiled, Va./ University of Virginia-Wise) followed with a walk to score the Argonauts first run of the game.The Argonauts cut the score to 10-2 with another run in the eighth inning. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) reached second base on a fielding error and was knocked in on a Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS) single to right field.The Tigers added two insurance runs in the top half of the ninth inning giving them the 10-run lead. Both runs were scored on a pair of home runs by Jake DeRoy and Brent Bumgarner.Weaver (4-1), reigning Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week, picked up his first the loss of the season tossing 5 and 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits while striking out four batters.For West Alabama Noel Baca (6-4) received the win, pitching 7 innings and allowing only one run on four hits. He struck out eight and walked two.The Argonauts loss first lost in theri last seven games came in the first game of a double header Friday night against the TigersPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Jack McGrath: Short turnaround for Romania is just the way the chips fell

first_img Leinster loosehead McGrath is confident he could play two World Cup Tests in four days, especially with the week’s break that would then follow. “Absolutely,” said McGrath when quizzed on whether he could turn out twice in quick succession. “If they can back up the two games then they have a nine-day turnaround after that, so if you can play two games in four or five days and have a bit of a rest after that it’s not the end of the world. “If it was just another four days after that it would be a bit unfair but it’s just the way it happened and that’s it.” Jack McGrath does not believe Romania will be heavily disadvantaged by facing Ireland just four days after taking on France at the World Cup. Japan will face Scotland on Wednesday, just four days after shocking the world to beat South Africa – though the Scots then have a four-day gap themselves before taking on the USA. “That’s just the way the rankings and the seedings have gone and there’s not a whole lot we can do about that,” said Ireland prop McGrath on Romania’s schedule. “All we can do is give them the respect they deserve, turn up and then give them a good game. “It’s just the way the chips fell and there’s not a lot we can do about it. “Japan just beat South Africa, so I wouldn’t say that’s getting stung. “We’ll see tomorrow how they get on (against Scotland). “You only get stung if you lose the game. “So it’s a long way to go in the World Cup.” Romania open their Pool D challenge against France at London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night, before facing Ireland at Wembley on Sunday. Governing body World Rugby has been criticised for allowing differing recovery times for teams across the World Cup again, despite working to level out any disparity. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Furman faces Wofford in SoCon quarters

first_imgFurman faces Wofford in SoCon quarters Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWofford (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 2 seed Furman (25-6, 15-3)Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the SoCon semifinals is on the line as Wofford and Furman prepare to square off. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 22, when the Paladins forced 14 Wofford turnovers and turned the ball over just five times en route to the 67-66 victory. March 7, 2020center_img SUPER SENIORS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 54 percent of all Paladins points over the last five games.NATHAN IS A FORCE: Nathan Hoover has connected on 30.5 percent of the 266 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 45 over his last five games. He’s also converted 93.5 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Wofford is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 17-7 when scoring at least 61.PERFECT WHEN: Wofford is a perfect 5-0 when the team makes 14 or more 3-pointers. The Terriers are 12-15 when the team hits fewer than 14 threes.DID YOU KNOW: Furman is ranked second among SoCon teams with an average of 77.1 points per game.___ For 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.comlast_img read more

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Syracuse defense responds to challenge, stifles potent West Virginia offense in Pinstripe Bowl victory

first_imgNEW YORK — The anger and motivation fueling the Syracuse defense boiled over on the first play from scrimmage.After a week of hearing about the high-powered West Virginia offense, the unit was fired up, wanting to earn respect and ensure the game didn’t turn into a shootout. SU defensive tackle Deon Goggins greeted the Mountaineers with that message, powering into the backfield before throwing WVU running back Shawne Alston down for a four-yard loss.“I really challenged them to play well and I think they did a good job,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “I think right off the bat the first play of the game, Deon Goggins comes through and makes a great play for a tackle for a loss and that set the tempo.”The Syracuse defense played with that same intensity for four quarters, spearheading a 38-14 rout of the Mountaineers in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. It was the Orange’s (8-5) third straight victory over its longtime rival WVU (7-6), who moved to the Big 12 this season. The Mountaineers came into the game boasting the No. 7 scoring offense in the nation – averaging 41.6 points per game – and Marrone said he challenged his defense Friday night to win the battle.That’s just what the group did on Saturday, recording two safeties while limiting star quarterback Geno Smith and the Mountaineers to a season-low 14 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our theme was three strikes, you’re out,” SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer said. “You want to earn someone’s respect, I guess you got to knock ’em out three times, and that was our focus.”Shafer said that became the focus when SU learned it would take on its old rival in the bowl game. He said his players were ready to get on the field when Marrone delivered the challenge at the hotel on Friday.Smith entered the game with 40 touchdowns compared to six interceptions to go along with a 71.4 completion percentage. His top receivers, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, combined for 2,760 yards receiving and 35 touchdowns.By Saturday, Goggins and his teammates were sick of all the hype surrounding the Mountaineers’ offense – a unit they had bested two years in a row in a pair of wins.“We all heard about West Virginia’s offense versus our offense like our defense didn’t play good games, like we didn’t get stops when we needed to over the course of the season,” SU defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “We had a chip on our shoulders on defense because we knew that we wanted to perform versus this team.”Goggins’ big play to start the day set the tone as the Orange held WVU scoreless in the first quarter. Then, the defense erased running back Jerome Smith’s failure to get into the end zone at the goal line midway through the second quarter with a safety on the next play.Syracuse called a blitz that sent safety Durell Eskridge flying in from the right side. Linebackers Siriki Diabate and Cameron Lynch then arrived, one from the middle and the other from the outside, to take down Smith for the sack.“When we called the play, I was like, ‘Alright, this is my opportunity for me to make a difference in this game, make my mark on this game,’” Diabate said. “And that’s what I did.”The Orange led 5-0 and added a touchdown to take a 12-0 lead before West Virginia finally broke through with a touchdown pass to Bailey less than four minutes before the half.The wide receiver’s 32-yard score was one of the few big plays for the Mountaineers that day. He would find the end zone again late in the third quarter, but WVU never threatened again as SU padded its cushion.The defense was relentless and opportunistic. It erased an SU turnover in the second quarter on the very next play when Brandon Sharpe powered through WVU offensive lineman Quinton Spain to force a fumble. Sharpe pushed back another lineman – this time Nick Kindler in the third quarter – to force Smith to panic in the end zone before chucking the ball into the ground for an intentional grounding penalty resulting in Syracuse’s second safety.The Orange led by 21 with just more than a minute to play in the third quarter.And as Shafer made his way from the coach’s box to the field, his players greeted him with their motto of “three strikes and you’re out.” The motto built on an anger that motivated them turned into a victory cry punctuating a brilliant performance.Said Shafer: “At the end of the day, 11 men playing their a*ses off for one another was the difference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 30, 2012 at 12:57 am Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse romps past West Virginia in snowy Pinstripe Bowl, 38-14SNOW PLOW: Syracuse dominates West Virginia on the ground to win Pinstripe Bowl for 2nd time in 3 yearsSU fans share their Pinstripe Bowl experiences through social mediaCohen: Pinstripe Bowl victory completes remarkable, year-long change of fortunes for Marrone, Syracuse programlast_img read more

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Guzal Yusupova stars in 1st match as Syracuse tops Brown

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 19, 2019 at 4:15 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Up against the far wall inside Drumlins Country Club, while Syracuse struggled against Brown, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova led their set 5-4, and the game 30-15. Hegab bounced the ball four times, leaned back, and served across the court. Yusupova stared into the eyes of Alessandra Bianco.When she saw Hegab’s serve fly past the outstretched return, she let out a loud “Oyyyyy.” Two points later, a Yusupova backhand return went deep into the corner. Brown tried to keep the rally going with a defensive lob. Yusupova didn’t even look to see where it landed. She knew it was out of bounds. She high-fived Hegab, grabbed her Gatorade towel and threw it around her neck.In No. 24 Syracuse’s 7-0 win, her first match since transferring from Washington State last summer, Yusupova dominated in her singles and doubles matchups. When Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez, SU’s returning No. 1 pair, faltered, it was Yusupova and Hegab that steadied the Orange (1-0). Yusupova’s powerful winners and returns led to a 6-4 doubles win and a 6-3, 6-0 singles victory over Brown (0-1). “She’s a gamer, she’s a competitor, and she hates to lose,” head coach Younes Limam said. “She set the tone right off the start.”Against Julia Newman and Sophia Reddy, two freshmen, Yusupova punished Brown’s No. 3 pair on the outside. Often times, the Bears chased her returns with outstretched arms, no chance for any type of return. Powerful hitting is what she prides her game on, Yusupova said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd her experience with Hegab showed. In the fall, they won the A-flight doubles draw at the West Point Invitational. Overall, Yusupova went 11-5 in fall doubles and 11-2 in fall singles.During the final set of her singles match against Newman, Yusupova swayed side to side, awaiting her serve. Yusupova had smashed returns and winners past Newman all match. Newman’s first serve was a fault into the net. Later, after fending off two match points, she leaned back to serve, but resisted and caught the ball, resetting. Yusupova waited, twisting her racket in her hands, wound up, and fired a return towards the right corner. The next movement Yusupova made was towards the net to shake hands. Newman’s rally return went long, and SU’s second point was secured.“You’re on the court and you are constantly looking to the other courts to see how they’re doing,” Knutson said, “and sometimes if they’re down, you’re like, ‘Oh, no, I have to win.’Today, it was Yusupova who gave Knutson relief. In between the doubles and singles matches, Knutson walked past Hegab as she was coming back onto the court. Hegab held a banana peel in one hand, and high-fived Knutson as she walked by with the other. Before their hands met, Knutson held up one finger in the air on both her hands.‘1-0,’ she whispered to Hegab, with a big smile on her face.On an afternoon when Knutson was forced into a third set against unranked Devon Jack, there was Yusupova again, ensuring that Syracuse picked up a valuable singles point if Knutson lost. Against Brown, that point didn’t matter. But when ACC play starts, where the Orange face seven current top-25 teams, it will.“Sometimes it comes down to that doubles point,” Limam said. “We lost our concentration at our No. 2 doubles, we came back from behind at No. 1 doubles.”Immediately after Yusupova’s singles match, Limam jogged across Sofya Treshcheva’s court and patted her on the back. Yusupova smiled, opened her red Wilson bag, and stuffed her racket inside. Yusupova had finished her singles match almost 20 minutes before anyone else.“This year we can do everything that we want,” Yusupova said. “…For me I think the most important thing is to give a point to my team so we can win the match.”last_img read more

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Obaseki, Ahmed Congratulate Eagles, Urge Nigeria to Aim for Victory in…

first_imgBy Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Hammed Shittu in Ilorin Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the Super Eagles for the 1-0 victory over Zambia last Saturday.The governor, who commended Eagles exceptional class with which they outsmarted their Zambian opponents, urged the victorious team not to rest on their oars even as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.According to Obaseki, “The Super Eagles have shown the true Nigerian spirit. As a people with an uncommon zeal to succeed without minding the daunting challenges, the Nigerian team showed the world that when we are committed to a task, we would do all to succeed.“Nothing can quantify the feeling of being the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It is only right to urge them to go for glory and come back with the trophy. We have shown the World that we are still a country to reckon with when it come to football.”While noting that the outcome of the game shows a resolve to achieve results against all odd, he said, “We have shown that even when it is not the best of days, we can still deliver on the job. The tenacity of our boys is a testament to the fact that even when we get to Russia, they would strive to make the country proud.The governor who added that the Super Eagles are a good representation of the Nigerian spirit, pointed out that the team head to Russia, “we urge them on to victory. They have the best wishes of the people and government of Edo. We are solidly behind them.”Also, the  Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, congratulated Eagles for qualifying for the Russia 2018.The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, yesterday in Ilorin, said the Super Eagles’ qualification has once more demonstrated the nation’s strength in football, which made Nigeria the first African country to qualify for the FIFA Mundial in Russia.Governor Ahmed commended the players for their doggedness and determination to fly Nigeria’s flag at the Mundial.  Ahmed called for immediate commencement of preparations “so that  Nigeria won’t just make up the number at the biggest football fiesta but further make Africa proud”. Governor Ahmed promised to further make the state enabling for sports development by ensuring that the State’s indoor sports hall is renovated to world standard before the end of his tenure.He therefore  urged the federal government to monitor strictly the team’s preparation for the World Cup because of unity sports generally bring to Nigerians. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Independence Day Champions League Drama Excites Fans At Heineken House

first_imgAfter the day’s earlier downpour, the Heineken House was a beehive of activities welcoming fans across the different clubs in action as well as neutrals just in for a good time.While there was a lot to savour in terms of the soccer artistry on display across the different football games for the night, there was also plenty to eat and drink at the Heineken House as it was another carnival-like atmosphere spiced up with the very best of music.There were also giveaways for fans whose knowledge of Heineken and the round leather game were put to the test.A cross-section of fans at the Heineken House on Tuesday thanked the unique quality brand for making football viewing experience more enjoyable than ever before.With a host of the clubs featuring in the group stage parading huge Nigerian followership, all visitors to the Heineken House and consumers alike are in for exciting moments as all the remaining matches all through to the final match will be beamed live.This season’s final will be the first staged in Turkey since Liverpool’s remarkable 2005 triumph against AC Milan; it is scheduled to hold at the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadıum in Istanbul.Every year, Heineken has rewarded Nigerian fans with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finals, live in Europe.Meanwhile, Super Eagles new forward, Emmanuel Dennis scored a fortuitous double against Real Madrid to earn Club Brugge a 2-2 draw at Santiago Bernabeu.The 21-year-old Dennis – the Club Bruges striker trolled the 13-time European champions for the full 71 minutes he was on the pitch.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Super Eagles Emmanuel Dennis scores twice as Brugge hold Real MadridAs the country marked her 59th Independence Anniversary yesterday, it was a double celebration for fans who thronged the Heineken House, Ikoyi to enjoy another set of exciting UEFA Champions League football action.International premium brand, Heineken with its new ‘Better Together’ campaign is keeping true to its promise to give passionate fans and their loyal consumers alike a royal and unique viewing experience all through this Champions League season and beyond.last_img read more

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