‘Blue alert’ status up in Bacolod City

first_img“Precautionary measures should be takenas the typhoon could cause flooding, landslides, storm surges, and accidentsthat could endanger lives and property” said Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Leonardia issued a memorandum directingthe City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), especiallyits implementing arm City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, all villageofficials, and allied agencies to heighten their preparation for theapproaching typhoon. Last week, Negros Occidental Gov.Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson also issued order to the DRRMO of theprovince to go on “blue alert” status./PN Although this city is not along the typhoon’s projected path, outer rain bands may bring scattered rains and thunderstorms, thestate weather bureau added. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysicaland Astronomical Services Administration said the typhoon, which entered thePhilippine Area of Responsibility over the weekend, is expected to cause moderateto heavy rainfall in this city and some parts of Negros Occidental. He said that the need for contingencyplans to be in place, such as the identification of possible evacuationcenters, and the preparation of rescue equipment, personnel, food and medicine. BACOLOD City – This capital city wasplaced under a “blue alert” status to heighten preparedness, measures andprecautionary actions following the upcoming landfall of typhoon Tisoy  (international name: “Kammuri”). last_img read more

Franchise League 3-day tournament enters penultimate round

first_imgWest Demerara52124337111.949.9 3133.843.8 … Essequibo maintain leadTHE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Franchise League three-day tournament enters its penultimate round, with three games set to commence today at different venues in Berbice.West Berbice will host Georgetown at the Bush Lot ground; Upper Corentyne will be up against Upper Demerara/East Bank at Port Mourant, while Lower Corentyne will oppose West Demerara at Young Warriors.On the other hand, the other sixth round game between the unstoppable Essequibo and East Coast Demerara will commence tomorrow at Lusignan.Meanwhile, Essequibo have maintained the lead after five rounds, with 71.4 points.Below are the Points at the end of Round 5: 0151.828.8 West Berbice51412 7152.460.4 Lower Corentyne53236 Upper Corentyne5121266151.640.6center_img Upper Demerara/East Bank52224 TeamsMatchesWinsLosesOutrightwinAbandonDrawnBatting BonusTeam Bowling BonusFast Bowling BonusTotal Points Allocation Essequibo5404834151.471.4 Georgetown5222434152.548.5 East Coast Demerara5020362113.125.1last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Army

first_img Comments Published on February 24, 2019 at 9:16 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez No. 17 Syracuse (1-1) and No. 13 Army (2-0) face off in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. Sunday. SU dropped its first home-opener since 2013 Feb. 9 against Colgate and then avenged last year’s blowout loss against Albany, 13-5. Our beat writers are split on tomorrow’s outcome.Here’s how the Orange and the Black Knights match up.Last time they played: Syracuse beat Army last year in a triple-overtime thriller. Then-SU goalie Dom Madonna found a streaking Ryan Simmons down the middle of the field. Simmons received the pass, scored the winner and triggered a raucous celebration. Nate Solomon and David Lipka scored a pair of goals each and six other Orange players scored. Army was led by David Symmes (two goals, one assist) and Conor Glancy (three goals). Danny Varello and Seth DeLisle split time at the X, while John Rango handled most of the faceoff opportunities for Army, going 14-for-21.  The Army report: Army lost a majority of its offense due to Symmes and Glancy’s graduation, but leading scorer Nate Jones returned, in addition to goalie AJ Barretto. The Black Knights went 5-8 in 2018 and lost four of their five matchups against ranked opponents. Yet, it had eight games decided by three goals or less. Army kicked off 2019 with a pair of road wins. It beat then-No. 18 Massachusetts in overtime on Feb. 9 and bested then-No. 8 Rugers, 10-9, before topping Marist 10-4 last week. With a few young pieces paired with a veteran group, the Black Knights seem primed for a better season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats Army: Like most Syracuse games this season, the outcome will be determined by whether SU can score consistently or not. Is Bradley Voigt, who scored a career-high seven points last weekend, a surprise superstar? Will the midfield continue handling the absence of Tucker Dordevic, who’s out for the season with a foot injury? Tyson Bomberry and the Orange defense shut down Tehoka Nanticoke last weekend. It will need to stop freshman Brendan Nichtern (seven goals) and junior Miles Silva (eight scores), and most importantly, take advantage of an apparent advantage at the faceoff X. Stat to know: 27.3 percent — The Black Knights’ faceoff percentage. A year ago, Rango led Army to a 49.3 win-rate at the X, and Evan Condon (16-for-51) has taken the majority of draws this season. Army’s faceoff percentage currently doesn’t rank on NCAA stats board. The lowest — Fairfield’s 32.4 percent — ranks 69th. Player to watch: Brendan Nichtern, freshman attack, No. 20Nitchern, a native of Massapequa, New York, has started one game but still leads Army in points (13). He averages more than seven shots a game and led the Black Knights in their two close wins. His lone weakness, it seems, are turnovers. The freshman has 11 through his first three games. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more