Safety Steps for Spooky Fun

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter AfterWash your hands when you get home.Sanitize candy wrappers before eating or let it sit for 24 hours.Follow the “when in doubt, throw it out” rule. Throw away any candy that is open, ripped or has torn packaging, an unusual appearance or pinholes. Discard any homemade items made by people you don’t know.Watch for choking hazards. If you have a young child, make sure candy he or she collected isn’t a choking hazard. If it is, discard it.Keep candy away from pets, especially chocolate and sugar-free gum, which can be poisonous for your furry friends.Handing Out Treats from HomeIf you’re staying home to hand out treats to the superheroes, ghosts, princesses and other little guests that arrive on your doorstep, consider these ideas to encourage safety and fun:Minimize the number of hands reaching into a bowl. Find fun, hands-free ways to give candy to trick-or-treaters. You can place candy on your lawn or driveway, so trick-or-treaters don’t have to crowd around your front door, touch handrails or knock.Move out of the way any items that children could trip over and keep pets inside.Stand outside when handling treats, wear a mask and use hand sanitizer often. Consider keeping a large bottle of sanitizer near you for visitors to use as well.Allow one small group at a time at your door.Give out one set of treats at a time to minimize hands reaching into a common bowl. For example, fun-size packs of treats like M&M’s and SNICKERS offer plenty of options and are easy for trick-or-treaters to grab and go.Photos courtesy of Getty Images From Family FeaturesTraditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement.You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts in your neighborhood by following safety measures aimed at keeping everyone healthy on All Hallows’ Eve. Consider these tips for safe trick-or-treating from the experts at the National Safety Council and leading candy maker, Mars Wrigley.Before Buy individually wrapped candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Fun-size packs are one of the easiest forms of candy for trick-or-treaters to grab and go.Create fun, individual candy goody bags for a no-touch option for trick-or-treaters.Make sure your yard is well-lit; replace any burnt-out light bulbs.Create signs encouraging trick-or-treaters to stay 6 feet apart and display them in your yard.Don’t hand out treats if you are not feeling well. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCOVID-19Family FeaturesHalloweenkidsParentssafetytips Previous articleMayor Demings updates residents on jury duty, re-opening parks, COVID and moreNext articleOrange Co. Fire Rescue serving up fire safety for National Fire Prevention Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Consider socially distanced options such as “trunk-or-treating,” during which prepackaged goodies are handed out, or a virtual costume parade. Alternately, you can use a tool like Mars Wrigley’s “TREAT TOWNTM,” an app-based digital experience for families to virtually trick-or-treat for real candy. It offers Halloween fans of all ages the ability to create personalized spooky avatars, customized decorations for your in-app “door” and the ability to “knock” on the doors of friends and family across the country. Visit to find more information.DuringMake trick-or-treating care packs with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and extra face masks.Help little ones clean their hands throughout the night.Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other groups of trick-or-treaters, allowing one group to collect candy at a time.Wear face masks and reflective tape or clothing and carry flashlights or glow sticks if you’re walking in the dark.Do “mask checks.” Stop in a safe place and make sure young children’s masks are covering their mouths and noses.Use sidewalks and crosswalks. Don’t cross the street between cars and be as visible as possible as drivers may be distracted.Consider setting up a grab-and-go “candy corner” for visitors, inclusive of hand sanitizer and treats. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Members Of Turkuaz, Pimps Of Joytime, TAB To Play “Love And Jams For Puerto Rico” Benefit

first_imgOn Friday, November 24th, an all-star band featuring Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Brian Jay (Pimps of Joytime), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), and more will come together at Westbury, NY’s Steel Event Space for a fundraiser benefitting the people of Puerto Rico whose lives were turned upside down on September 20th when Hurricane Maria slammed the island.One of the most devastating natural disasters in Puerto Rico’s history, the storm ravaged the island’s infrastructure, leaving hundreds of thousands of its inhabitant without access to clean water, food, or power, and severely diminished access to roads and communications. Even now, nearly two months after Maria landed in Puerto Rico, a large portion of the island is still without power and other basic human amenities. However, Federal aid to Puerto Rico–whose residents are all legal citizens of the United States–has been marked by its snail-like pace and disorganization, and generally criticized by the world at large.Pretty Lights’ Island Of Light Cancelled Due To Hurricane Devastation, Customers Urged To Give BackIn a statement made on October 12th, Carmen Yulín Cruz,the Mayor of San Juan issued a statement to President Trump via Twitter: “Help us. Without robust and consistent help we will die. Mr. President, fulfill your moral imperative towards the people of Puerto Rico.” With out brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico still struggling to stay afloat, we can all stand to contribute to their long and difficult recovery process.You can join organizers Mark Rechler and Richie Grossman on 11/24 and help in their efforts to raise money to help the fine people of Puerto Rico–many of whom are still without power and clean water nearly two months after Maria made landfall. The event will have a cash bar, light bites and free soft drinks. Find more information on the “Love and Jams For Puerto Rico” benefit, make a donation, and/or purchase your ticket to the show here.last_img read more

To the victor go the spoils

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers will take the field at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday to match up with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in college football’s longest rivalry — 115 games and counting. Accompanying the team on the sideline this year will be Paul Bunyan’s Axe.Most UW students probably remember Jonathan Casillas’ punt block and Ben Strickland’s recovery in the end zone to not only snatch victory from the Gophers last year at the Metrodome, but to maintain possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe, which the Badgers had claimed the year before. Saturday, the Badgers will look to begin their third year in possession of the trophy.The Axe is the trophy used to symbolically capture the essence of the annual struggles between the Badgers and Golden Gophers, and this contest is one of 16 trophy games involving Big Ten Teams.Of the 16 traveling trophy games, 12 feature rivalries between two Big Ten schools; both totals far and away surpass any other conference in the nation. The Southeastern Conference has eight rivalry games that present trophies to the winner and the Big 12 has six.According to Scott Chipman, Big Ten Conference director of communications, the first season of Big Ten football was in 1896, which has given schools an awful long time to heat up their competitive juices.”Rivalries tend to be formed over time,” Chipman said. “The fact that the Big Ten has been playing football for over a century means that border battles and other rivalries have had a lot of time to not only develop, but become embedded in the cultures of some universities.”Kyle Coughlin, the director of communications for the athletic department at Minnesota, said it’s impossible for universities not to develop heated rivalries with schools they play on a consistent basis, and the trophies are simply added to give the games some more emphasis.Incidentally, the Gophers are involved in a quarter of the Big Ten’s trophy games.Now that Big Ten football is in full swing, it seems like U of M is always playing in some kind of rivalry game. It seems like they’re always playing for a trophy. Well, that’s not far from true, as up to half their conference games in any given season could involve a trophy. Along with UW, the Gophers’ other trophy opponents are the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan and Penn State.Coughlin defended the number of trophies U of M can play for, saying it’s about tradition.”When you’re a charter member of the Big Ten Conference, there’s a lot of history there and a lot of football,” Coughlin said. “For example, Minnesota and Wisconsin is the longest rivalry in college football, they’re going to be playing their 116th game this Saturday. Trophies merely serve to highlight the fact that it is a big rivalry.”Paul Bunyan’s Axe fashions the contrasting colors of the rival universities, and has been presented annually to the victor in the rivalry since 1948. Interestingly, according to releases from both university athletic departments, before the Axe became the trophy, bacon was originally awarded to the victor. In 1930, a doctor from Minneapolis created the Slab of Bacon to match the Little Brown Jug, which goes to the winner of the Michigan-Minnesota game. The idea behind the slab was that the Wisconsin-Minnesota winner would “bring home the bacon.” According to Coughlin, though, the bacon mysteriously went missing in the early ’40s, and the Axe replaced it a few years later.The Little Brown Jug, currently in Michigan’s possession, dates back to 1903. Coughlin said the jug trophy originated as a spat between Michigan’s and Minnesota’s athletic departments.”The Little Brown Jug tradition began when Michigan’s coach, Fielding Yost, left his water jug on the field after a game in 1903,” he said. “Yost sent a letter to Minnesota, asking for the jug back, and L.J. Cooke, head of the athletics department, wrote a letter challenging Yost to win it back.”Another personal-rivalry trophy for U of M is the Floyd of Rosedale, which resulted from a quarrel over crowd control between Minnesota and Iowa’s respective governors. The governors bet each state’s prize pigs before the 1935 showdown.”The great thing about the Floyd of Rosedale is that it was originally a real pig,” Coughlin said. “But because the pig died about a year later, they decided to make a bronze trophy to replace the real pig.”U of M’s other trophy game, which they lost in a heartbreaker last weekend to PSU, does not find its origins in some kind of personal rivalry or even a border battle. This Governor’s Victory Bell was created on Sept. 4, 1993, simply to commemorate the Nittany Lions’ first Big Ten Conference game.While a trophy started in 1993 would be considered recent by a conference rivalry’s standard, the Victory Bell does not hold the distinction of the Big Ten’s baby trophy. That distinction belongs to the Heartland Trophy, which was created in 2004.The 2-year-old trophy, according to Iowa athletic communications director Phil Haddy, came into existence because UW athletic director Barry Alvarez and U of I athletic director Bob Bowlsby just decided there needed to be a trophy for the annual contest.”The two athletic directors just got together and came to the decision that there should be a trophy to go along with the game,” Haddy said. “The rivalry has been competitive, and it happens every year, so why not have a trophy representing the rivalry?”Though the majority of the Big Ten trophy games are between conference rivals, four of the inter-conference trophies qualify to be eligible to be trophy rivalries due to the fact that they are border battles and intrastate rivalries.The intrastate rivalry trophy is the Cyhawk Trophy, created in 1977, and is awarded to the victor in the contest between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. Haddy said the rivalry between Iowa’s two schools became so intense, that the athletic directors of the respective universities agreed to create a trophy to represent the spirit of the rivalry.Notre Dame and Purdue also compete in an intrastate (Indiana) rivalry for the Shillelagh Trophy. This trophy is a woman who carries a football with the symbol of the victor engraved on it, along with the score of the game. ND’s football communications director Brian Hardin explained the origin of the trophy.”A fisherman from Indiana who always followed the teams decided to carve the Shillelagh Trophy in 1957,” Hardin said. “He wanted a platform to display the results of the games each year, so he decided to make the trophy.”The Fighting Irish are involved in one other Big Ten trophy game. ND snagged the Megaphone from Michigan State this season in a mind-numbing collapse for the Spartans. This border battle trophy was created in 1948 at a “friendly foe” party.According to Hardin, Irish and Spartan alumni typically get together before games and boast of their schools’ greatness. During one of these parties in 1947, an MSU alumnus challenged an ND alumnus and the trophy, which was a true cheerleading megaphone with the colors of both universities, was created. Hardin said the megaphone represents the banter going back and forth between schools.Of lesser note, since both Indiana University and the University of Kentucky haven’t had a competitive football team in the longest of times, the Wildcats-Hoosiers border battle presents the winner with the Bourbon Barrel.last_img read more

De Bruyne keeps Man City flying, Arsenal win derby

first_imgChampions Chelsea climbed to second place with a 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in which Eden Hazard scored twice, while Arsenal engineered an impressive 2-0 win over derby rivals Tottenham Hotspur.“It is complicated to defend against Leicester, but we did really well. We did not concede one chance in 90 minutes,” City manager Guardiola told the BBC.“We continue with our good rhythm in terms of points and the way we play.”City provisionally moved nine points clear at the top of the table, although Manchester United can trim their lead back to eight points if they beat Newcastle United in the day’s late game.City captain Vincent Kompany made his first league start since August following his latest calf injury.But in a major blow for the visitors, Guardiola said fellow centre-back John Stones was facing “four to six weeks” out after being forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem.Jesus tapped in David Silva’s pass on the stroke of half-time after a slick move involving De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.Thanks for the amazing support today! ???— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 18, 2017De Bruyne added a brilliant second four minutes into the second half when he completed an electrifying break by rifling a glorious left-foot shot into the top-left corner from outside the area.Chelsea piled the pressure on West Brom manager Tony Pulis with a breezy win at The Hawthorns, where Antonio Conte’s side secured the title last season.Alvaro Morata put Chelsea ahead in the 17th minute after Ben Foster saved from Hazard and the Spaniard’s flick freed Hazard to round Foster and double the visitors’ advantage six minutes later.Marcos Alonso slammed home at the back post from Cesc Fabregas’s free-kick in the 38th minute and Hazard completed the scoring just after the hour.“The game became easy, but it wasn’t,” said Conte.North London is Red! ?? #WeAreTheArsenal #AFCvTHFC— Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) November 18, 2017“We performed very well. Morata and Hazard have a great link. They are now 100 percent fit. It is easy to forget that we started the season without Hazard.” – Salah top scorer –Quick-fire first-half goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal a richly deserved victory over Tottenham in the north London derby.“They had the urgency, the desire and the focus,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of his players.“In a derby like that, that plays a part. We didn’t lose the defensive focus for 90 minutes.”Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino felt, with justification, that the free-kick that led to Mustafi’s goal should not have been awarded and that Mustafi had been offside.Full-time: West Brom 0-4 Chelsea!Goals from @AlvaroMorata, @hazardeden10 (2), and @marcosalonso03 secure the three points at the Hawthorns!What a win! ?— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 18, 2017“You saw what happened during the game,” Pochettino told Sky Sports at the Emirates Stadium.“I’m disappointed because the small details were against us, which makes it difficult to win.”It was Arsenal’s first league victory over Spurs since March 2014 and left them a point below their local rivals in sixth place.Liverpool are level on points with Arsenal in fifth after a routine 3-0 home win over Southampton at Anfield.Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scored two first-half goals — the first a magnificent curler — to become the Premier League’s leading scorer on nine goals, with Philippe Coutinho adding a third.High-flying Burnley also sit on 22 points after Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes scored in a 2-0 home win over second-bottom Swansea City.So proud of the performance of the team, great job boys! Fans were amazing! #cleansheet ? #LFC ? #YNWA ??— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) November 18, 2017Bottom club Crystal Palace were twice pegged back in a lively 2-2 home draw with Everton, for whom David Unsworth remains in charge on a caretaker basis.James McArthur’s opener after 48 seconds was cancelled out by a Leighton Baines penalty and although Wilfried Zaha restored Palace’s lead, Oumar Niasse levelled again on the cusp of half-time.Callum Wilson netted a hat-trick as Bournemouth moved clear of the relegation zone by beating Huddersfield Town 4-0.Harry Arter also found the net for Bournemouth, who were untroubled by the dismissal of defender Simon Francis in first-half injury time for two bookable offences.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City retained control of the Premier League title race after fine goals by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.Jesus and De Bruyne struck either side of half-time at the King Power Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s ruthless side registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.last_img read more

Republican Freeholders ‘Win The Day’

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |Democrats won a prized U.S. Senate seat, maintained command of the 6th Congressional District and took full control of the governing body in Red Bank, but had little else to celebrate in the Two River area.Despite victories by Sen. Bob Menendez, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and the Red Bank’s Democratic ticket of Mayor Pasquale Menna, Kate Triggiano and Hazim Yassin, it was the Republicans who ruled the day in Monmouth County and the greater Two River Area, a victory heralded by county GOP chairman Shaun Golden.Just before midnight at a podium inside the American Hotel of Freehold where Republicans had gathered to celebrate, Golden was joined by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, who had successfully defended his 4th Congressional District seat against Democrat Josh Welle. According to unofficial tallies posted by the county clerk, Smith received 53 percent of the 171,100 votes cast, and Welle received 46 percent.Also at Golden’s side were Republicans Gerard Scharfenberger and Sue Kiley, both of whom won election to the county Board of Chosen Freeholders.Scharfenberger, who was appointed to the freeholder board in January to fill a seat vacated by Serena DiMaso, received 125,055 votes to hold off Democrat Larry Luttrell, who collected 115,365 votes in the race for a one-year unexpired term.Kiley earned 122,165 votes to Democrat Amber Gesslein’s 108,946 votes to secure a full-term on the board. Independent candidate John P. Curley, a current freeholder seeking re-election, logged 10,943 votes.Golden not only cited record voter turnout for the success of the freeholder candidates, but their collective efforts to inspire voters to trek to their polling stations in the face of inclement weather.According to Golden, Scharfenberger and Kiley visited approximately 40,000 county households and made 127,000 phone calls to county residents in the past year.“They didn’t stop walking all year, from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in March through Election Day, and because of those outreach efforts, they touched a lot of people,” said Golden in an election night interview with The Two River Times.Scharfenberger is a Middletown resident who served as the township’s mayor six times during his service on the governing body between 2007 and 2017. Kiley is the sitting deputy mayor in Hazlet Township, where she shouldered the mayoral role in 2017.Golden said their experience allowed the candidates to stand apart from the rest.“We had two incredibly hardworking candidates with not only significant political experience, but significant life experience,” Golden added. “Gerry’s done a really nice job so far on the freeholder board and Sue will be a great addition, too.”Kiley cited a return of dignity to the open seat she won as an aspect of her campaign that resonated with voters, referencing the troubles that befell the former Republican freeholder Curley, and the sexual harassment investigation that prompted the board to censure him in December.“The fact that we can restore dignity to the seat I won tonight, and the fact that Gerry and I already work so well together, not to mention the track records that we bring with us, I think all of this added up in the eyes of the voters and helped us win the day,” Kiley said in a post-election interview with The Two River Times.This article was first published in the Nov. 8-14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Longtime critic wins council seat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – One of the most outspoken critics of Montebello’s City Council will finally get a dose of his own medicine: the chance to feel the heat of public scrutiny.Community activist Jeff Siccama won one of three open seats in Tuesday’s election, his second attempt to join the fray of city politics.Mayor Bill Molinari, the sole incumbent, and Rosie Vasquez, the wife of outgoing Councilman Ed Vasquez, won the other two seats.For years, Siccama has criticized the council – and Molinari in particular – from the safety of the podium during the public comments portion at regular meetings.He routinely has requested documents in order to monitor council actions, and Siccama has been an active member of Montebello Citizens for Open Government – a residents’ group that has accused council members of keeping secrets.“I’ve been a watchdog for the City Council,” Siccama said Wednesday. “I just wanted to make sure things were done right and problems with the Brown Act brought to the attention of council. I’ve been speaking on behalf of the people and looking out for them. They need to trust their council members.”Siccama said he would have no problem working with his former adversary.“I’m a team player, so I’ll work with the entire council, of course,” Siccama said. “As long as they’re doing what’s right for the community, I’ll go with it. But if it’s for special interests, then I won’t.”Molinari declined to comment for this article.Siccama said he wants to see Montebello become moreproactive in getting information to residents about city actions.“I want to keep closed-door sessions to a minimum,” Siccama said. “I would like to begin with televising City Council meetings and updating the Web site with financial and budget information. And I want to include decisions made in past meetings.” [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Is the Apple Watch now the most accurate wearable?

first_imgFollow the Puck Related Posts David Curry The Apple Watch has been touted as the most accurate wrist-based wearable in a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Cardiology.The study was performed on 50 healthy adults, who wore an electrocardiogram (EKG), Fitbit Charge HR, Apple Watch, Mio Alpha, Basis Peak, and a chest strap for several hours.See Also: Apple Watch sales more than halved so far this summerParticipants performed a variety of exercises to test wearable accuracy during rest, walking, and on a treadmill. The study found the chest strap monitor to be the most accurate, at 99 percent success rate.The Apple Watch came second, with a success rate of 90 percent. That might seem like a major slump from 99 percent, but it far surpasses the other wearables tested, which were in the low 80s.As intensity increased, the Cleveland Clinic found that accuracy decreased across the board. That is partly due to wearables tracking blood flow to determine heart rate, which can be inaccurate.Resting heart rates fine, but Apple won with activity“What we really noticed was all of the devices did not a bad job at rest for being accurate for their heart rate, but as the activity intensity went up, we saw more and more variability,” said Dr. Gordon Blackburn, one of the study authors and director at the Cleveland Clinic. “At the higher levels of activity, some of the wrist technology was not accurate at all.”Fitbit has commented on the study, pointing out that its wearables are not medical devices and provide much more comfort than the chest strap monitor. The company also said that internal tests showed 94 percent success rate, though those tests remain undisclosed.Wearables have become far more accurate in the past few years, but Cleveland Clinic’s study clearly shows there’s more work to be done. Some of it can be ironed out by removing false positives after the data has been collected, but to reach 99 percent wearable providers need to upgrade sensors or look beyond the wrist. Tags:#Apple#Apple Watch#featured#fitness tracker#Internet of Things#IoT#top#wearable center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Congress stares at strife over support to Sena

first_imgFault lines were visible in the State Congress on Wednesday over the party high command’s reluctance to extend a helping hand to the Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra. A large group of the party’s 44 elected MLAs is in favour of backing the Sena if approached by the saffron party. Despite discussions between the party’s leaders in the State, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the high command is of the opinion that the Congress should sit on the Opposition benches. The decision has upset several newly elected MLAs, old and young, and the State leadership is now forced to pacify their anger. The younger lot is unhappy over Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge’s blunt comments against aligning with the Sena without seeking the opinion of elected representatives. ‘Baseless speculations’State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, however, has denied any such discontent within the party. “While we believe that the people’s mandate is against the Bharatiya Janata Party in this election, it is up to the high command to decide the party’s position. We work as per the party ideology under the leadership of Soniaji Gandhi. The speculations are baseless and hold no truth,” he said. The denial notwithstanding, the State Congress leadership convened a meeting late on Wednesday to discuss how to pacify the disgruntled MLAs. Six MLAs to whom The Hindu spoke were in favour of joining an alternative government, irrespective of the Sena leading it. ‘Ayodhya no roadblock’“The Ayodhya verdict is going to be a court decision and every party will have to accept it, irrespective of its political stand. That cannot be the roadblock [to forming a government with the Sena]. Similarly, the Congress has received the Sena’s support in the past. Nobody objected to it then,” said one MLA, on the condition of anonymity. The MLAs said they will accept the high command’s decision, but said it will be after taking elected representatives’ opinion.Party secretary and State in-charge Ashish Dua, meanwhile, said the leadership can take the decision only if it receives a proposal from the Sena. “All this talk is in vain as there is no such proposal. How can our leadership decide whether to support the Sena or not before that?” he asked, dismissing reports of discontent within the party.last_img read more

Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games San Miguel’s jovial center raised his fourth MVP trophy during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, basically cementing his reputation as the greatest player of his era.Fajardo also did what neither Fernandez nor Patrimonio was able to achieve, and that was to win his fourth MVP in four straight years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m thankful to my parents because I’ve achieved so much in life because of them, they are my inspiration,” said Fajardo in Filipino.The 27-year-old edged out San Miguel teammates Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Arwind Santos, TNT’s Jayson Castro and Kelly Williams, Ginebra’s LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar, and Meralco’s Cliff Hodge. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next LATEST STORIES Fajardo accumulated a total of 2,886 points  that include statistics and votes from other players, the media, and PBA officials.And even though he just achieved a feat nobody in the history of the PBA did, Fajardo said he doesn’t want to be remembered for the hardware he collected in his career.“I want to be remembered not just for the championships or awards I won, I want to be remembered for the person I am in the PBA,” said Fajardo. “I want to be remembered as someone who was a good example to the youth. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.”The Beermen, meanwhile, made history with four players making it to the First Mythical team. Teammates Ross, Cabagnot, Fajardo and Santos was included in the the prestigious selection along with the Kings’ Aguilar .Fajaro had the most points in the First Mythical Team with 753 with Aguilar at far second with 474.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took the legendary Ramon Fernandez 16 years to claim his fourth PBA MVP, while Alvin Patrimonio played nine years to earn his fourth.June Mar Fajardo needed just five.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Beermen Ross, Santos, and Cabagnot had 441, 437, and 423 points, respectively.Castro and Williams, Tenorio and teammate Joe DeVance, Cliff Hodge made up the second Mythical team.TNT’s point guard had 371 points to lead the second team with Tenorio close behind at 348 while Devance had 330.Williams amassed 287 points while Hodge had 262. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba admits new contract frustration

first_imgBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba admits new contract frustrationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba has again expressed frustration over a lack of progress regarding new contract talks.He has a contract until the summer of 2020, but would like to move forward with talks on a new deal.”It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said after victory over Celta Vigo.”When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.”I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.”In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.”A deadline? When the contract ends.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more