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Lacson leads ‘Cinco de Noviembre’

first_img Aside from the festivities, Lacson honored Negrense centenarians. He called “the true Negrense treasures” as they serve as “a bridge between the past and the future.” The governor also led the distribution of the cash benefits to the 33 centenarians. Each beneficiary received P100,000. He also recalled how the revolution was won through the use of fake arms and cannons, which he said “still amazes both the storyteller and the listener.” Lacsoncalled Cinco de Noviembre “the island’s story” and pointed out its uniquenessin terms of war as it was won with a bluff. Also present for the event were Board Members Agustin Ernesto Bascon, Manuel Frederick Ko, Victor Javellana, Jeffrey Tubola, and Sixto Guanzon; provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz; along with members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations./PN “Today,we remember the patriotism, bravery, courage, grit, and extraordinary strategyof General Juan Araneta and General Aniceto Lacson in leading thousands ofNegrenses in this most historic bloodless revolt to freedom,” Lacson saidduring his speech yesterday morning. BACOLODCity – Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson of Negros Occidental led this year’sCinco de Noviembre observance at the Capitol Park and Lagoon in this city. “Inevery nation, there is a story to tell and, in the Philippines, since it’s anarchipelago, every island has its own story too,” Lacson said. Photo courtesy of Brown Eagle Facebooklast_img read more

LaCombe, Johnson bring Minnesota friendship to Syracuse

first_imgFourteen miles of Minneapolis suburbs are all that separated ice hockey players Allie LaCombe and Cara Johnson growing up.Now as teammates at Syracuse, they couldn’t be any closer.LaCombe and Johnson became friends one summer as high school underclassmen playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps. Little did they realize they would share the same ice for nearly a decade.“It’s almost hard to explain sometimes,” Johnson said. “That we’re all the way out here in Syracuse and we have that Minnesota connection.“It’s a real thing, there’s just things we’ve both experienced from back home that we can share together.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaCombe, a junior, and Johnson, a senior, both play contributing roles for Syracuse (16-11-3, 7-6-3 College Hockey America). LaCombe is one of SU’s leading offensive forces with eight goals on the season, while Johnson is viewed as an unspoken leader on the team and is highly regarded by her peers and coaches.Part of their fondest memories competing on the ice goes back to high school, when they competed as players on rival high schools.“I’ve known Cara for so long that it was almost hard to think of those games as rivalry games,” LaCombe said.While Johnson reveled in the opportunity to play a close companion in high-intensity games, she didn’t mirror LaCombe’s exact thoughts.“Allie’s team was known as the powerhouse hockey school in the area and I watched them win two state championships,” Johnson said. “Then when all of the seniors left Allie’s team, it was nice to finally beat up on those guys and we went to (the state championship).”No hard feelings were ever instilled in one another. If anything, the matchups were just another way to heighten the competitive edge between them.As both players have watched each other mature and develop, their mutual respect for one another is palpable.“I’ve watched Cara become faster and stronger,” LaCombe said. “Once most girls reach college hockey, they begin to blossom as a player. And that’s definitely the case for Cara.”Johnson echoed much of the same sentiments toward LaCombe and said that her teammate has one of the best shots on the team.In terms of eventually arriving together at Syracuse, LaCombe insisted familiarity was a big factor for her selection in a school. Johnson provided the glimpse of home that LaCombe desired on what would be her future team.“It was important to me to have some connection and comfortably with whatever school I was going to choose,” LaCombe said. “So knowing I would have Cara from back home definitely was a big factor in leading me here.”Head coach Paul Flanagan believes the connection for the two transcends just the Syracuse hockey team, as well.“It happens quite a lot — where the best athletes in smaller areas get to know each other quite well,” Flanagan said. “And I’m sure they got to know each other real well and may have had some sort of direct or indirect affect on Allie’s decision.”Since LaCombe’s cousin used to play for Syracuse, Johnson doesn’t take responsibility for LaCombe choosing SU. Yet she did remember the jubilance both of them shared when LaCombe broke the news that she had been accepted into the school.Now Johnson’s inclination reflects a microcosm of their relationship.The modest and mild-mannered Johnson doesn’t look upon herself as a leader or captain, but her closest peers — especially LaCombe — would like to convince her that she is.“She’s a senior this year and has been a phenomenal leader for us on and off the ice,” LaCombe said. “But really, being so close to her for so long, I’ve looked up to her almost my entire life.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2014 at 1:26 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers delighted at progress of Liverpool youngsters

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side’s youngsters after they secured a 5-3 win at Young Boys in their opening Europa League group game.Jonjo Shelvey, 20, netted twice, while Andre Wisdom, 19, scored and showed promise alongside fellow debutants Suso, 18, and Oussama Assaidi, 24.“It was a chance for the young players to seize that opportunity to play and I think they did that,” said Rodgers.“It is a night of great pride for the club and certainly me as a manager.”Rodgers was accused of taking a gamble with his team of youngsters and fringe players against the Swiss side as he left eight first-team players on Merseyside, with the club due to play Manchester United on Sunday.If it was a gamble, it paid off – but not without a scare. Liverpool went ahead through a Juhani Ojala own goal and, after Raphael Nuzzolo equalised, Wisdom put the Reds back in front.But some poor defending allowed Ojala and Gonzalo Zarate to put Young Boys ahead before a Sebastian Coates header and two Shelvey strikes gave Liverpool an entertaining victory.“Of course we could have defended better and there is no question the three goals we gave away were disappointing,” said Rodgers.“But to draw positives from tonight, the young players were so courageous and brave to play and show that confidence, and my senior players were very much together and kept the young guys going.He added: “To play like we did and get the goals we did was quite fantastic. “It was a great [Coates] header from a terrific ball in, and Andre Wisdom, in his first game for Liverpool and especially with it being in Europe, scored a wonderful header.”Shelvey came on as a substitute after 66 minutes and the midfielder made a telling contribution.“He has been outstanding,” said Rodgers. “He is still only 20 years of age and is developing and growing all the time and you saw his confidence when he came on.“The [first] goal we worked it very well and he did what he can do very well, and I think he will be a big player for Liverpool.”Also related to this storylast_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: March 18 – April 8… includes information about John Michael Montgomery concert

first_imgComing up  April 1st-8th…Mosaic Magic, an art class for adults will be held at the Elsass Art Center, Monday and Tuesday, April 1st-2nd. A Paintball Trip is planned for Saturday, April 6th for 6th-12th graders. Bus leaves from the WRC at 12:15 pm and returns at 5:30 pm. New Leagues! Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball are offering Open Leagues this spring for the first time for those who wish to play at a more competitive level. Register by Friday, March 29th. Please call the WRC at 326-3323 and  talk to Tanner for more information. Kidz Cupcakez will be held Monday, Mar. 25th from 4-5 pm at the Recreation Center, for 3-6 year olds. Youth Soccer for 1st-8th graders begins Monday, April 8th at Worden Park. Games are on Mondays and Thursdays. Registration is still open with a late fee. Instructional Soccer for 5 year olds- Kindergarten takes place on Saturdays, April 6th-27th. Easter Eggcellent Hunt; Thursday, Mar. 28th from 8-9 pm at Melody Bowl, for families. Register for the Recreational League of Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29th, to bypass a late fee. Divisions include 9 & 10 year olds and 11 & 12 year olds. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sign up for Swim Team Stroke Refinement through the WRC. This pre-season training begins Sunday, March 24th-May 5th, (excluding Easter, March 31st) at the SW College Indoor Aquatic Center. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Wellington Rec Rap for March 18 – April 8.Get your tickets to see John Michael Montgomery in concert at the Grand Re-Opening of Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 5th! General Admission and  Reserved Tickets are available at the Rec Center and the Chamber office.Join March Madness at the Fitness Center.  FC Members may sign in 12 or more times (while exercising at the FC) through March 31st.  A drawing will be held on the 31st for a 3 month single Membership. The 4th session of Goju-Ryu Karate will be held at the WRC Tuesdays and Saturdays, April 2nd-30th. Celebrate Spring Break all week!  All 4th-12th graders can come to the Memorial Auditorium for Spring Break Open Gym, March 18th-22nd.  Play basketball, Wii, Xbox and other games from 1-4 pm each day.last_img read more