Defending champion and top seed Thomas Otu, yesterday bagged a hard-fought 7-6, 6-7, 6-5 (ret) win over Joseph Ubon to book a semifinal ticket in the men’s singles of the 38th Central Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship in Lagos.Otu’s win keeps him on course for a rematch of last year’s final with Moses Michael, who on his part defeated Lawal Shehu 6-3, 6-2.Otu will face Sylvester Emmanuel, a 6-3, 6-2 winner of Sunday Emmanuel, while Michael keeps a date with Abdulmumin Babalola, who triumphed 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 over Nonso Madueke.A potential rematch of last year’s final in the women’s singles is also in the offing with the duo of title holder Melissa Ifidzhen and Christy Agugbom advancing to Friday’s semifinal. Melissa, who was stretched by Oyinlomo Quadri in her first match, seems to have rediscover her form as she swept aside Patience Onobamhoin 6-0, 6-0 while Agugbom triumphed 7-5, 6-3 over Ronke Akingbade.Ebere Fortune and Blessing Samuel filled the last-four spaces with 7-5, 6-0 and 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 wins over Christy Nwankwo and Aanu Aiyegbusi respectively.In the men’s doubles, the duo of Abdulmumin Babalola and Lawal Shehu defeated defending champions Albert Bikom and Sunday Maku 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 while Moses Michael and Christian Paul beat Albert Aniele and Ikechukwu Iloputa 6-3, 6-2 to move to the quarterfinal.Adamu Sani and Thomas Otu also progressed with 6-3, 6-3 win over Clifford Enosoregbe and Stanley Maduekwe.Rose Abu and Princess Olowu edged the combination of Loveth Donatus and Christy Nwankwo 7-6, 6-4 and they are joined in the semifinal of the women’s doubles by Blessing Anuna and Ronke Akingbade by beating Afolarin Akosile and Folashade Ogunshola 1-0 (ret).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Updated: Sept. 30, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.Jim Boeheim will be in Indianapolis Monday for his NCAA appeal hearing, per Chris Carlson of Syracuse.com. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported that Boeheim will use Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown’s recent nine-game suspension as a comparison in the appeal, but Boeheim told Syracuse.com that’s not the case.Boeheim wouldn’t comment to Syracuse.com on Katz’s report.Previously, Boeheim has said if he were to appeal the nine-game suspension, he’d appeal the part of the sanction that prohibits him from coaching the team in practice during that span. He added that he’d accept the penalty of not being able to coach in the first nine conference games.Boeheim told Syracuse.com that he expects to find out the ruling on his appeal some time in November.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis week, Brown was suspended nine games by the NCAA but will be allowed to coach in American Athletic Conference games. After Brown first learned of a potential violation, he was not initially truthful with the NCAA, a charge not levied against Boeheim in Syracuse’s case.Brown, who was also cited for a lack of head coach control, has been the coach of two other teams, UCLA and Kansas, at times when the NCAA has sanctioned them. Boeheim’s suspension stemmed from a failure-to-monitor charge. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman
Noel McGrath and Padraic Maher shouldn’t be on the bench against Cork this weekend, according to a former Kilkenny All-Ireland winner.Adrian Ronan was speaking to Tipp FM following Tipp’s one point defeat atthe hands of the Cats in Nowlan Park last Sunday.He says it’s a huge match for both teams – with the possibility of a loss meaning a relegation battle – and he can’t see Tipp’s big guns being left on the bench again. Wexford also take on Kilkenny this weekend, and former Former Kilkenny All Ireland winner Adrian Ronan says he’s certain Davy Fitz’ side will go out to beat the Cats…Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays Allianz Hurling League 5th round, Tipperary versus Cork comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisEarly College Coordinator, Lee Fitzpatrick wants to remind 10th grade students that an Early College meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 22nd at 7 pm.This meeting will be held for those who are still interested in learning more about Early College.Following Wednesdays meeting, there will be an application process starting on Thursday, February 23rd which ends march 22nd.The application packets can be picked up during school days at Alpena High School in D and E house.Interviews and placement testing are required and will be scheduled when the applications are returned and completed.Fitzpatrick said if you can’t make Wednesday’s meeting but would like more information on Early College please contact the department at 989–358–5043.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Early College Program, Alpena High School, Early College, Early College ProgramContinue ReadingPrevious Thunder Bay Arts Council and Gallery Display Alpena High School Students ArtworkNext Alpena Polar Plunge Raises Over $7,000 for Special Olympics
by Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College â€” Itâ€™s official. Weâ€™re on the ballot!With the recent approval by the County Commissioners of submitted ballot language, Sumner County voters will soon get to cast their vote in favor of a Cowley College campus located in Wellington.Dr. Dennis RittleThe need is here. In a recent survey of area students, 86 percent of respondents said they wanted to continue their education close to home. Moreover, 70 percent of adult learners indicated they desire additional training and would take college courses if available in the county.Since Cowley College began instruction in 1922, weâ€™ve adapted our offerings in a variety of ways to continue to meet the emergent needs of a changing workplace. Thereâ€™s no question, especially in Sumner County, of the need for a workforce skilled in agricultural, manufacturing, public safety, information technology, teaching, and other vocational trades.The Cowley College campus in Sumner County will meet those workforce needs. Our goal is to provide area students with the opportunity to advance their education and acquire good-paying jobs close to home.But we canâ€™t do it without your help.Your partnership on this important community initiative is needed. To this end, weâ€™re asking you to â€œVote YESâ€ on the college campus ballot question. A YES vote will commit revenue from a half-cent sales tax increase for ten years.Â The investment from your sales tax contributions will enable the construction of an approximately ten-acre Cowley College campus for vocational training and general education instruction for students of all ages.We know itâ€™s a big ask, but please be assured, the numbers work. Sumner County can support a community college campus.Cowley College has long wanted to extend our programming in a permanent way to the region because Sumner County students and employers have been asking for this kind of long-term solution to education and workforce needs.Â Weâ€™re ready to build here!In exchange for the communityâ€™s contribution of $12 million dollars, Cowley College in Sumner County will net $90.49 million dollars in economic activity, 3,000 additional program graduates, and 2,040 newÂ residents. We take seriously our commitment to this campus development and will be firmly rooted in the community.Itâ€™s our hope Sumner County residents will seize the opportunity to bring a college campus to the county so every person desiring to advance their education can do so in a convenient and affordable location.Together we can elevate the quality of life in Sumner County and increase the earning power of all residents through advanced education and workforce development. Letâ€™s make this happen. Vote YES on Nov. 8!â€”â€”â€”Dr. Dennis Rittle is President of Cowley College.Â For more information, visit www.SumnerCountyCampus.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or callÂ 620-931-7161.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (6) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +10 Vote up Vote down Concerned citizen · 204 weeks ago We need a very careful journalistic examination of the facts and numbers underlying this expensive proposal before we vote to give them $12 million of our dollars. For example, the above figures assume 300 full time students per year. Dr Rittle said the campus draws from a 10 mile radius. Wellington High School graduated 105 students last year of which about 12 to 15 went to community colleges. About 10 of those went to Cowley at the Ark City campus. Where will the other 290 full time students come from every year for 10 years? There may be some adults in town that want to take a few classes, how many could that be for 10 years 100? The supposed economic development benefits and population increase are boye sky and unsupported smoke and hype. The $12 million is already circulating in our local economy in the private sector creating a multiplier. Sucking out of Wellington and moving a large part to Cowley County will reduce our local economic activity. We may be better off hiving the 10 to 50 potential new students $7000 each to go to the school of their choice provided they come back here to live or busing adult learners to class or offering the few classes they want. That will only cost $100000 or so per year. Please look into the facts and provide an unbiased account. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down VVeteran · 204 weeks ago Dr. Rittle-Will I do not doubt the commitment of CCCC, I do have a few questions that seem to never have been completely answered by these articles. First-exactly how does a $12 million investment translate into exacting figures of $90.49 million in economic activity? Seems awfully exact without any supporting documentation, or did you just pull that figure out of the proverbial “Economic Development” hat? Second-another amazing example of exacting figures without supporting documentation is 3,000 additional program graduates and 2,040 new residents. Let’s be a little realistic sir, and state over what period of time this will occur. Dr. Rittle, you have also failed to stipulate whether an exacting tax increase though mill levies will be needed to support this expansion once built, and likely no property tax will be collected on the property build site or buildings along with any supporting vehicles, equipment, etc. Since Stacy Davis stated to me over the phone that CCCC had placed 24,000 surveys in various locations around Sumner County, did anyone realize that was a survey for every man, women, and child in Sumner County? Tell me exactly Dr. Rittle, how did you get verifiable survey results from senior citizens, grade school children, and babies? Another words, I have seen enough bogus numbers in my lifetime to know them, and I suspect someone is pulling numbers out of their hat without exact supporting documentation to influence this issue. By the way Dr. Rittle, another amazing fact about Sumner County and Wellington in particular, we are supposed to be the “Wheat Capitol of the World”, yet we do not have a major farm dealership in the county! I have yet to see a need for a skilled agricultural workforce, what are we building or fixing? You may be talking about farmers, and having been associated with farming for over 50 years, it’s best taught off the back end of a tractor as On the Job Training! I seen a lot of tax revenue being wasted on certain issues, and this one looks like a “crap shoot” to me! Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Concerned citizen · 204 weeks ago How many students or credit hours are taught at the Mulvane site? the Wichita site? What are those budgets per credit hour? How many students/credit hours were taught at the former Wellington campus and for how many years? I support education. I earned a Bachelors and a graduate degree. My children have graduated from universities or attended school beyond high school including a freshman at Cowley now. I grew up in a home with a university professor and an administrator. This is the first communityin which I lived that does not have a college or university. With all of that said, I am very concerned about this way of funding a Cowley site here. It looks like me asking the community to give me $12,000,000 to build and staff my business where I expect to keep the buildings and the $15,300,000 in revenue (projected tuition, fees, dorm receipts and books in today’s dollars) and if it fails, I lose nothing and keep the real estate and improvements. Is that fair to the taxpayers/citizens of Wellington and Sumner County? We are already choked financially by high sales tax, property tax and utilities supporting out of control government spending. Cueball, please get us some answers to some tough factual question. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Linda · 204 weeks ago There is no additiona information on the above site: www.SumnerCountyCampus.com, either. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down prairefox · 204 weeks ago I would vote yes to the campus if it would guarantee two new restaurant franchises to be built in Wellington like an Applebees or Chili’s. JS Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down VVeteran · 204 weeks ago My, what screwed-up logic for voting for a CCCC campus! Or what that statement a joke and I somehow missed it. After all, we have at least 2 restaurants serving Mexican style food and 2 serving Asian style food. I’ll go for a Spangles or Montana Mikes, but I won’t vote for CCCC just for that privilege. Report Reply 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! 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DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds is asking federal officials for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 57 counties that have been severely impacted by the recent flooding along the Missouri River and in other parts of the state.In her request to President Trump, she indicated the state will need federal recovery assistance in addition to what is granted through a Presidential Disaster Declaration for agriculture, businesses, homes and levees.Reynolds is asking for a total of $1.6 billion: $417 million earmarked to homes with minor damage; $350 million for 70 miles worth of federal levees; $300 million to help disaster-impacted business owners; $214 million aimed at agriculture; and $175 million for non-federal levees.Iowa’s US Senators both have shown their support for the expedited request. Chuck Grassley tweeted that he had phoned Acting FEMA Administrator Gaynor to move quickly on the request, while Joni Ernst in a letter to President Trump described the devastation she’s seen this week caused by the flooding and asked that he approve the request as quickly as possible.
Premier League* Data updated as of January 22, 2020 They managed to beat Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester City, as well as draw with Arsenal or Liverpool, being the only team that has managed to take points away from the leader. However, they have reaped defeats against Watford, Bournemouth, West ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace Y Burnley just yesterday, in addition to a draw against him Aston Villa. Manchester United grows against strong teams, but they tend to stumble against the weakest. It is a theme that brings head to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which does not finish explaining what it is difficult for them to carry out that kind of game. Manchester United is fifth with 34 points, out of the posts of Champions League and tied with Tottenham Y Wolverhapton, having the last one game less than them. Above they have the Chelsea, which leads them in six points, and it will not be an easy task to overcome a great one if they continue to leave points with those below.The Norwegian coach wants to change that tendency to become small against less powerful rivals and for that He has asked his staff to look for a sports psychologist to help players get out of that mental block that they seem to have this season, as published The sun. The United has more problems than that, such as the plague of casualties and the need to find a striker, but all help is little to return to the red devils to their rightful place
Greater Portmore Strikers top INSPORTS Community League Greater Portmore Strikers copped the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Community Football League with an impressive 3-1 win over Christian Gardens in the final at Dunbeholden playing field last Sunday. Kareem Harvey (fifth), Ruel Gabbidon (57th) and Rushane Webber (61st) scored for Greater Portmore, while Andre Miller (31st) scored for Christian Gardens. The winners will receive prize money of $50,000 and a full set of gear to play in the next round of the all-island championship. Jamalco Open round-up PFM International bow out Tomorrow’s matches At 2:15 p.m.: May Day vs Denbigh B, Team R vs Fogo High At 3 p.m.: Holmwood vs Ridgemount, Glenmuir A vs Portland Cottage At 3:45 p.m.: Hayes A vs Holmwood, Water Lane vs Glenmuir B At 4:30 p.m.: Denbigh A vs Girls United, Jamalco vs Portland Cottage B At 5:15 p.m.: Bell Plane vs Hayes B, Hayes C vs Scott Pass Portmore United turned the heat on Westchester, as they hit six past their Sunshine City rivals in a lopsided game in the St Catherine Football Association Under-13 Football League at Lime Tree Oval last Sunday. In other games, Wanderers whipped Daytona 4-0 through a double strike from Kammani Maxwell and a goal apiece via Mario Smith and Gary Wilson; East Portmore Portals defeated Royal Lakes 3-1 courtesy two goals by Qwane Walcott and another goal by Keneil Kelly from the penalty spot; Village Linx defeated De La Vega City 2-0; Windsor Lion thumped Rivoli United 4-0; and Angels whipped Tredegar Park 5-0. The biggest clash, on schedule, pits Edgewater against a free scoring Portmore United team this afternoon at 2:00 at the Lime Tree Oval. Two other matches are scheduled for that venue. At 3:30 p.m., Daytona tackle Portals, while at 4:45 p.m. Royal Lakes and Westchester meet in a clash of winless teams. The St Catherine pair of Dunbeholden and Tru-Juice hold the respective pole positions in the JB Rum/South Central Confederation Super League football competition. Dunbeholden lead Group Two with nine points over St Bess FC (six) of St Elizabeth, while Tru-Juice lead Group One with seven points over Jamalco of Clarendon, who have six points. Earlier this week, Black Stars FC were able to eke out a win over Jamalco via a goal from Davian Ash’s penalty. Ricam Academy of Manchester suffered their third consecutive defeat, losing 1-2 to Tru-Juice FC at Brooks Park and are out of contention. Dunbeholden FC also suffered their first loss in this competition, going down 1-2 to St Bess. Shaneil James scored for St Bess FC in the second minute, followed quickly by Fredrick Thompson in the 11th minute. Nico Christian found the net in the 57th minute to reduce the deficit. In the final midweek games, New Bowens FC shared the points with Downs FC in a 2-2 finish. The competition continues tomorrow. Games are Jamalco FC vs Ricam Academy at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Black Stars FC vs Tru-Juice at Black River Community Centre, Dunbeholden FC vs New Bowens FC at Dunbeholden, Downs FC vs St Bess FC at Downs Community Centre. Fiercely competitive games highlighted the opening round of the North Street Cup, the latest edition of high school lacrosse in Jamaica recently. Taino Cup champions St George’s College battled to a 4-3 win over North Street rivals Kingston College (KC), while Holy Trinity staved off a strong challenge to triumph 4-3 over Wolmer’s Boys. Despite the losses, it looks like KC and Wolmer’s are much improved from February’s Taino Cup competition, where they were humbled by their rivals. The game of lacrosse is on the rise since its inception in the island in 2013. St Catherine teams dominate Confed league Portmore United hit Westchester for six North Street Cups starts with fierce battles Porus predictably waltzed into the semi-finals of the 2015-16 Moorland Development/Pat Anderson/Manchester FA U17 football competition with a 4-0 whipping of Christiana Academy last weekend. Their comprehensive win was set up by two strikes from Javel Coley, one of the standouts of the competition so far. Porus are unbeaten so far and have only conceded one goal. Also making it to the semi-finals are Ricam, 360 Degrees and Hillstars. Nakia Stone’s second half goal pivoted Ricam to a 1-0 win over Alligator Pond, 360 Degrees outscored Villa United 4-3 and Hillstars qualified with a 2-0 shutout of Cross Keys. The first semi-final will be contested on tomorrow between Porus FC and 360 Degree at Brooks Park in Mandeville, starting at 3:30 p.m. Six-time champions Power of Faith International (PFM Int’l) bow out of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Cricket League in the elimination stages, as their brother team, Power of Faith Ministries Development (PFM Dev) humbled them by nine wickets at Bridgeport Cricket ground last Saturday. Scores: PFM Dev won the toss and asked PFM Int’l to take first strike and were bowled out for 77 in 16. 4 overs. Marlon Hoilette top-scored with 24, while Demar Johnson was the most successful bowler for PFM Dev, claiming 2-20 from three overs. In response, PFM Dev. made 80-1 in seven overs. Leading scorers were Gladstone Anderson, 31 not out and Demar Johnson, 18 not out. Bowling for PFM Int’l, captain Leon Edwards took 1-14 from two overs. The competition continues today with the Eliminator Two matchup between Faith Temple New Testament and PFM Dev. at 11:30 a.m. A full slate of matches will take place in the third round of the Clarendon Netball Association Jamalco Open, at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre tomorrow, starting at 2:15 p.m. In last weekend’s second round at the same venue, Cable Pro scored the largest margin of victory, shutting out Glenmuir A 41-10. Team R of Mandeville were just as ruthless on the youthful Glenmuir B team, outscoring them 37-4. Other big winners were Hayes A, which hammered Richmond 31-5 and newcomers Girls United, which had a powerful 24-8 win over Fogo High. Porus lead Pat Anderson U17 semi-final charge Spring Village take lead Spring Village are the surprise leaders in the City of Kingston Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League, after they eased past Highlight Strikers 300-285 in Sunday’s 13th round of matches, which were hampered by the islandwide power cut. Spring Village are currently on 48 points, two ahead of Exceptional International (44), which stopped Right Stuff 248-213 in an unfinished game. Third place Spit Fyah (45), the former leaders, defeated Chedwin Strikers 300-281. The League continues tomorrow with a full slate of matches. The games are (home teams named first): Spring Village vs Exceptional International, Ken’s Wildflower vs Soursop Tree, Passagefort United vs Naggo Head, Correctional Services vs Memory Lane, Waterhouse United vs Chedwin Strikers, Highlight Strikers vs Felluchie Strikers, Right Stuff vs Masterpiece, Garveymeade vs Unity Strikers and Eradication vs Unity Strikers.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief And for the sake of their fun sneaker duel, Ross rocked a pair of “South Beach” LeBron 8s after the game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lassiter upped the ante once more when he wore a pair of Nike BB Adapts in San Miguel Beer’s121-111 win over NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup.There’s no question that Lassiter was the first to wear Nike’s self-lacing basketball sneakers on the PBA floor but the Beermen’s lethal shooter hopes that more would follow in his footsteps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I wouldn’t be surprised if someone does wear these it’ll be a good thing,” said Lassiter said of the high-tech sneakers which were made available last month and retail for $350 USD. “Hopefully in the future they make more shoes like this.”“I think probably everybody will have shoes like these.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Lassiter, who demonstrated how the shoe tightens and loosens just by a push of a button, finished with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three in the Beermen’s easy victory.“It’s cool to have a shoe that’s tying laces for you so you feel like the shoe itself is a very cool shoe,” said Lassiter. “It has a good grip, comfortable, aerodynamic, and it’s fits like a glove.”Lassiter also has another more personal reason why he chose to wear the BB Adapts and that was for the healthy competition going on with his teammate Chris Ross as to who among the two of them has better sneakers.“You know who has the better kicks, I know it’s your birthday but come on Chris,” said Lassiter of Ross who celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday.“I know he’s going to level up and he’ll get shoes and we’re going to surprise each other.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cherry Rondina, streaking Tigresses coping with Milena Alessandrini’s absence PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to wearing some of the precious sneakers on and off the parquet floor.From countless retro Jordans to some Nike ID flavors, Lassiter always makes sure to deck out in neck-breaking silhouettes.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES
A Chinese national, Lin Yu Qiang, proprietor of New Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant, awoke early MondayThe window that was broken to gain entry to the buildingmorning to the sight of four bandits invading his home at about 02:00h.The men all masked and armed with three cutlasses and a gun climbed onto a shed in front of the Chinese Restaurant and broke louver glasses of a window to get into the house.Qiang was asleep when he heard the sound of glass breaking and, according to him, the men approached him and immediately started beating him, while demanding his cash and jewellery. A struggle ensued and he was injured to the head with the gun.The restaurant owner handed over the day’s sales which amounted to $50,000. The bandits also ransacked the premises and took away two laptop computers and a cellular phone then escaped.Lin was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was treated and sent away.According to one eyewitness who was awakened by screams from Qiang’s wife, by the time Police responded the men had already fled the area.In January last year when the restaurant was under different management, armed bandits invaded the premises and injured its owner Tai Hong Fen before carting off cellular phone cards, both local and foreign currency, and other valuables.Qiang took over the business about two months ago.Police are investigating the matter.