Field renovation nearly complete, Corning district officials say

first_imgCorning >> There was a bit of extra excitement around campus Wednesday for Corning High School’s opening day of fall semester. Construction crews remained busy working on the roughly $1.6 million project to renovate Cardinal Stadium and track. Associate Principal and interim Superintendent Jared Caylor said despite about a two-week setback due to issues with irrigation around campus, the project — funded by local taxpayers as a part of Measure K — will be ready Sept. 1 when Corning football …last_img read more

Tough tests to come for Oakland Athletics in postseason pursuit

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Rarely does the Bay Bridge series carry too much weight. The late-season meeting point for this round, though, adds a bit more oomph than in years past.Symbolically, the first two games act as a check-in point, of sorts. Both Bay Area teams meet at various stages of both likely and unlikely postseason runs, the local battle a test, of sorts, to see who’s for real.For the A’s, though, this trip across the bridge is a gateway to an absolute gauntlet. Oakland took on Madison …last_img read more

AAP CM candidate to contest from Bhopal

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh will contest from the Bhopal (South-West) constituency in the coming Assembly elections in the State. The seat is considered a BJP stronghold.“Alok Agrawal will contest from Bhopal Dakshin-Pashchim Assembly seat,” party’s Rajya Sabha member Sushil Gupta announced in Bhopal on Sunday. Mr. Gupta was in the State capital to attend the party’s State Lok Sabha unit meeting.The former Narmada Bachao Andolan activist, Mr. Agrawal is an IIT-Kanpur alumnus who joined the AAP ahead of the 2014 elections. He was fielded as an AAP candidate for the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, where he got 16,800 votes.Since 2008, the seat is represented by Madhya Pradesh Minister Uma Shankar Gupta. In the State, the Opposition Congress is in a direct face-off with the ruling BJP government, led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan.The party has decided to contest all the 230 Assembly seats in the State, he added. The AAP contested the Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa Assembly elections, but was unable to open its account. However, the party emerged as the second strongest party in Punjab’s 117-member Assembly. The party won 20 Assembly seats by contesting in 112 seats, under a tacit understanding with the ruling Congress in the State.last_img read more

Rookie Jennifer Nierva shows leadership for NU

first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Jerwin Gaco helps McDavid hold off Family Mart-Enderun for 1st win Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nierva, 19, took it upon herself to be the first one to talk after the disappointing loss, addressing everyone in the NU locker room that they had a great ride despite bowing out of contention early.“After the game, I immediately talked to the team, and I told them, ‘Ates I have something to say. I’m still happy even though we lost today because we still played great and we showed them (Lady Eagles) that they won’t get an easy win,’” said Nierva in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think what we did was still an achievement because Ateneo is at 10-1 now. I’m still happy that this was the result because our team is just short right now and I know we learned something from this.”NU only has 11 players in its roster while the some schools in the league usually have the full 14-woman lineup. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img The Lady Bulldogs also don’t have setter Joyme Cagande, who injured her knee at the start of the tournament, leaving opposite hitter Joni Chavez to play as the team’s playmaker.Nierva said she’s not shy in showing her leadership despite just being a rookie since she knows she’s earned her chops when she helped the Lady Bullpups to four straight titles in the girls’ division.“I think you should work before becoming a leader, you won’t get it that easily,” said Nierva, who had 26 excellent digs and 30 successful receptions. “It needs maturity and I think I got that in high school.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jennifer Nierva is only in her first collegiate year with National University but the young libero isn’t shy when it comes to being vocal with her teammates.The Lady Bulldogs were officially eliminated from the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament’s Final Four race after they lost to Ateneo, 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, 25-19, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kolkata’s soccer clubs under ED lens in Saradha scam

first_imgThe 14 Saradha Group firms were running Ponzi schemes using collections from new investors to pay previously-enrolled members rather than from income generated through investment in the mega chit fund scam, according to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).Completing its investigation into the scam, SFIO said on Monday that these firms would face prosecution for violation of several laws. Besides, the activities of the companies violated Companies Act, Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) Act and several provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the corporate affairs ministry said in a statement on completion of the SFIO probe. Companies which violated Sebi regulations for ‘collective investment schemes’ would be prosecuted for violation of Sebi Act, instead of the Companies Act as the former carries longer terms of imprisonment.Meanwhile, the scam has got deeper with top officials of Kolkata’s popular football clubs, including Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, coming are under scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the scam. Officials of two other major football clubs Bhawanipur and Kalighat were also summoned by ED.According to sources, Saradha Group chairman and managing director Sudipta Sen’s involvement with the football clubs began in 2010, when he had first roped in Kalighat Club. The club later branched out to other sports like cricket and hockey. The officials of all the four prominent Kolkata clubs arrived at the ED office at Salt Lake on Monday morning and handed over their sponsorship documents.”We have submitted all supporting documents to ED officials. They will examine them and if necessary, they might call us again for further clarification,” senior East Bengal club official Shantiranjan Dasgupta told the media after emerging out of the ED office. Sources said that Sen transferred `5-`6 lakh every month to East Bengal. Besides, he used to give hefty amounts to Kalighat Club from several Group companies. ED quizzed the club officials about how the Saradha sponsorship amount was spent, their mode of payments and other related issues.advertisementlast_img