first_imgBeach replenishment operations, undertaken as a part of the ongoing restoration efforts in the San Elijo Lagoon, are now underway at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, reports Build NCC.The City of Solana Beach confirmed yesterday that the sand pumping operations began Saturday, April 28th and are anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete.During the works, crews will be pumping beach quality sand onto Fletcher Cove Beach located along South Sierra Avenue in the City of Solana Beach.“Beach replenishment operations will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crews will pump 146,000 cubic yards of sand from the lagoon and place it on Fletcher Cove Beach, continuing the process of replenishing a portion of the North County shoreline,” the City said.The city also added that during the beach replenishment, beach-goers can expect limited access around work areas and nearby residents and businesses can expect intermittent noise and lights.[mappress mapid=”25093″]last_img read more


first_img The dismissal did not sit well with Diokno as he questioned the Sandiganbayan for granting of Gimenezes demurrer to evidence only now when the case was filed in 1987. The anti-graft court in its verdict has granted the demurrer to evidence filed by the Gimenezes for “insufficiency of evidence” as there were only photocopied documents as pieces of evidence and proof that money was siphoned off to foreign countries. Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno “I think the government should revisit all of the pending cases against the Marcoses and find out what is going wrong and do something about it,” Diokno said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel. In a decision that was released publicly on Friday, the Sandiganbayan 4th Division dismissed Civil Case No. 0007 involving the forfeiture of an estimated P267-million ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses through spouses Fe and Ignacio Gimenez. Two months later, the Marcoses scored another legal victory against the government after the Sandiganbayan dismissed the P1.052-billion civil case against former Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. and some of his relatives, who allegedly served as Marcos dummies, due to insufficiency of evidence./PN “Why did it take the government this long to prosecute and for the court to decide the case?” Diokno said. “We have to get to the bottom of this. Anong nangyari du’n sa mga dokumento na ‘yun? Bakit hindi napresenta yung mga original?” In August, the Sandiganbayan Second Division also dismissed for insufficient evidence the P102-billion forfeiture case against the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and other cronies. Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement that the Malacañang Palace respects the verdict of Sandiganbayan to dismiss another Marcos case. This is the third loss of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance and the Office of the Solicitor General this year. “The Administration does not interfere with the judiciary. The rule of law must always prevail in courts regardless of who are the parties. Their decision must be accorded respect and obedience,” Panelo added. MANILA – The government should exhaustall the remedies following the Sandiganbayan’s dismissal of another forfeiturecase against the Marcos family involving millions of ill-gotten wealth, veteranhuman rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno said. Diokno, who chairs the Free Legal Assistance Group, said in a television interview that the government must revisit all the charges against the Marcoses.last_img read more


first_img Loading… “Over the past decade, the 2.06m (6ft 9in) power forward became an inspirational figure for the D’Tigers never missing call up from his country.” Commenting on 34-year-old Nigerian shooting guard, Chamberlain ‘champ’ Oguchi, FIBA Africa said: “One of the biggest storylines at FIBA AfroBasket 2015 was the way Oguchi carried Nigeria to glory. “Perhaps motivated by the last-minute decision that prevented him from playing at FIBA AfroBasket 2013, Oguchi arrived in Tunisia ready for revenge, and Nigerians thanked him for his masterclass performance as they won their first ever African title. “And although the 1.96m (6ft 5in) shooting guard finished with a game-high 19 points in the final against Angola, it was his display in the semifinal against Senegal that epitomised his desperation to make history for Nigeria. Read Also: Video: Timo Werner first Chelsea training emerges online “Even though Oguchi has had some eye-catching displays with the D’Tigers uniform on – Oguchi’s FIBA AfroBasket 2015 performance was one for the ages. So much so, that he was named the tournament Most Valuable Player. Others on the list top 10 includes, Souleyman Diabate (Cote d’Ivoire), Carlos Morais (Angola), Salah Mejri (Tunisia), Abdelali Lahrichi (Morocco), Gorgui Dieng (Senegal), Makram Ben Romdhane (Tunisia) and Eduardo Mingas (Angola). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria basketball stars, Al Farouq Aminu, Ike Diogu and Chamberlain Oguchi have been listed among the top 10 African players of the last decade, Sportinglife.ng reports. The D’Tigers trio were selected among the best 10 players by the FIBA Africa’s editorial team from a list of 55 African players based on their impact at club and/or national teams’ participations at FIBA competitions, which run from 2010 to 2020. On Orlando Magic power forward, Al Farouq Aminu, FIBA Africa said: “Aminu’s first appearance with D’Tigers has coincided with the revival, and maybe, the highest moment of Nigerian basketball. “The 29-year-old small forward has played a vital role in helping Nigeria shock the world as they became the first African team to secure an Olympic berth via FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Venezuela. “Following a disappointing FIBA AfroBasket 2013 campaign where the star-studded Nigeria team finished seventh, Aminu returned two years later to help his country win their first-ever African title thanks to a convincing 74-65 win over then-defending champions Angola in the final. “And although, Aminu sat out the 2016 Rio Olympics, he has helped Nigeria claim Africa’s best-placed team at FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, which qualified the D’Tigers for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.” On Shimane Susanoo Magic power forward, Ike Diogu, FIBA said: “Just a few days before Nigeria travelled to Tunisia for what turned out to be a historic moment for their country’s basketball – as they won their first African title – Diogu got hurt. It was an unexpected experience, yet, he was so determined to make a difference that he watched the entire FIBA AfroBasket 2015 from the sidelines. “Nigeria may have finished runners-up at FIBA AfroBasket 2017, but Diogu was huge. So much so, that he returned home with a special trophy, the Most Valuable Player award.center_img Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Best Cars Of All Time12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad Guys6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink PineappleYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more


first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team announced Wednesday the signing of Taylor Wurtz, a 6-foot guard from Brandon, Wis.Wurtz, an Associated Press first-team all-state honoree last season, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Wisconsin in 2009-10, according to UW head coach Lisa Stone.“[Taylor] is by far, in our opinion, the best player in the state of Wisconsin in her class,” Stone said. “She is a player that can play a point guard, a two-guard, a three-guard, she can post up, [and] she can get to the basket.”In her first three years at Ripon High School, Wurtz earned Eastern Valley Conference Player of the Year honors each year and led her team to three conference titles. After averaging 21.4 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals per game as a junior, ESPN HoopGurlz has ranked Wurtz No. 86 overall and No. 20 among guards in the class of 2009.“[Taylor] is strong, physical — a great Big Ten body,” Stone said. “[She] is a deep 3-point shooter [and] can get her shot off very, very quickly. She handles the basketball very well … [and] has the capability of putting up very, very big numbers.”As great as Wurtz is at scoring, Stone is very excited about all other aspects of Wurtz’s game, especially her ability to feed the ball to others and her defensive versatility.“Her passing ability is something that really, really impressed me this summer,” Stone said. “Defensively, she matches up very well with smaller players, athletic players [and] bigger players.”According to ESPN HoopGurlz, Wurtz is a player that can be expected to contribute right away for the Badgers, but may not have as much potential for improvement as other more athletic guards. For Stone, Wurtz’s ability to compete right away is important.“I’m looking forward to her really step in right away as a Badger and contributing,” Stone said. “Taylor is a ready-made player. She is very, very strong; she’s physical [and] she can hold her own on the court.”Stone also recalled the day she sat in the top row of section 222 at the Kohl Center talking with Wurtz looking down on the court. It was in that moment when Wurtz really seemed to be convinced to attend the UW.“As we were sitting there, out walks Mariah Dunham to shoot and [Wurtz] said, ‘I can just like go out there and shoot if the court’s available?’” Stone said. “I said, ‘Yes,’ and she was really excited about that — to be able to be in that facility, go out there and shoot around in the summer time, and have an opportunity to play on such a great court in front of a lot of people.”“It was a very moving moment,” Stone added. “The two of us sat there and just kind of visualized her future as a Badger, and it will be very bright.”Badgers name D’Alie as captainWisconsin made another announcement Wednesday as the players unanimously chose junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie to be their captain for the 2008-09 season.D’Alie, a Waterford, Wis., native, starts at guard for the third consecutive season for the Badgers and has started 66 consecutive games.D’Alie led the Big Ten Conference two years ago as a freshman with five assists per game in conference play and 4.58 per game overall. She also set the UW freshman record with 165 assists and currently ranks 14th in school history with 272 assists.“She has started off the season leading this team in many ways, both on and off the court,” Stone said of D’Alie. “She has a ‘bulldog’ mentality defensively and offensively is in her best shape she’s ever been.”D’Alie is a very vocal leader both on and off the court and is known for her positive attitude. This season will be her first as team captain for the Badgers and should provide an opportunity for her to demonstrate her capabilities as a leader.“[Rae Lin] is a very tough leader in terms of how she plays and in terms of her ability to communicate with her coaches and teammates,” Stone said. “She was selected by her teammates and [is] looking forward to taking on that challenge.”last_img read more