[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Abueva-led Alaska shoots down Star in PBA PH Cup’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Sunday, January 15, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]MANILA – Calvin Abueva spearheaded the Alaska Aces’ attack in the overtime to score a 97-90 win over the Star Hotshots in the 2016-2017 Oppo PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.With the score tied at 86-all, Abueva opened the scoring for the Aces in the overtime for a 91-89 lead. He later converted another fast break basket from a pass by Jvee Casio to make it a fourth-point game.After consecutive misses from the three-point line by Hotshots’ Mark Andy Barroca and Paul Lee, the Aces iced the game with four free throws from Vic Manuel and Chris Banchero.Abueva finished the match with 23 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Aces, which moved up to a 4-3 win-loss slate in the standings to tie with the GlobalPortBatang Pier and TNT Katropa.Manuel chipped in 25 points and eight rebounds, while RJ Jazul and Casio had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Aces, which is coming from a 19-day break following its last match on Dec. 23.“Calvin and Vic. Silatalagaangbidasagame naito with their tremendous energy.But there were other players on the opposite end ofthe spectrum. Ordinary fans, bakahindinakita yon,” said Aces head coach Alex Compton.AlleinMaliksi top-scored with 15 points, while Rafael Reavis chipped in a conference-best 13 markers for the Hotshots, which suffered its second straight defeat to slide down to a 3-4 record./PN
Jordin Althaus/AMC(LOS ANGELES) — AMC has given the temporary hosting reins of Chris Hardwick’s AMC shows to actress, self-described geek, and popular Talking Dead panelist Yvette Nicole Brown.AMC annouced the news in a statement to Variety.“Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Deadon August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick,” the statement read.The news comes less than two weeks after AMC announced that Brown would also serve as the moderator for the San Diego Comic-Con panels for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.Hardwick stepped down from his AMC shows in June amid accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, who accused him of abusing her during their relationship and subsequently getting her blackballed from the industry after they broke up. Hardwick has denied the allegations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Washington Redskins lost to the Minnesota Vikings 38-30 at home. Injuries continued to hurt the Redskins this week on both sides of the ball, but this was a winnable game. Today’s loss dropped them below .500 to four wins and five losses. The battle for a playoff spot will be uphill from here on out.Quarterback: Kirk Cousins continues to not be the Redskins’ problem, but could have played better. Cousins threw for 327 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, and added two touchdowns rushing. Even though we would have liked to see Cousins throw for more than one TD, it’s hard to blame a QB who puts up 30 points with little to no help from his RBs. Grade BRunning Backs: Lead back Rob Kelley went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return. Even with Kelley, the Redskins rushing attack has been atrocious, routinely averaging around three yards per carry. Today saw a similar pattern, with Kelley, Chris Thompson, and rookie Samaje Perine combining for 71 yards rushing on 22 attempts (3.23 YPC). Thompson continued to be involved in the passing game, racking up 41 yards receiving. Grade CReceivers: Former practice squad player Maurice Harris had what might be the catch of the year for the Redskins only receiving TD in the first quarter. Other than Harris’ gem, Redskins receivers were nothing to write home about. They were again led in yards by a tight end; Vernon Davis racked up 76 yards on seven receptions with Jordan Reed out. Jamison Crowder also added 76 yards to lead WRs in yards. Terrelle Pryor continued to be a complete non-factor this week. Grade B-Offensive Line: Kirk Cousins was sacked only once this week for fourteen yards lost, an improvement on past weeks. While the RB committee’s 3.23 YPC is still poor, it is up from past weeks as well. Considering how injury plagued the OL is, this week was not horrendous. Grade BDefensive Line: Case Keenum was sacked zero times. He had all the time needed to drop back and throw for four touchdowns. The DL is riddled with injuries, but the Redskins need to find a way to deal with it soon, as it is a major problem in their defense. Grade FLinebackers: The Linebackers were not any better than the DL. Partially responsible for Keenum’s ample pocket time, and partially responsible for poor coverage, the Linebackers were a problem this week. Grade FSecondary: DJ Swearinger had two INTs late in the game. Other than that, it would be difficult to find positives in the secondary. All four of Keenum’s TD passes were to different receivers, and Adam Thielen tore them apart for 166 yards and a touchdown. Grade DSpecial teams: Kicker Nick Rose was three for three on field goals and three for three on extra points, including a 55 yard FG. It would have been nice to see Rose pull off an onside kick to get the ball back for a final drive, but that might be asking too much. Grade A-Coaching staff: Giving Terrelle Pryor’s snaps to Maurice Harris paid off nicely this week. It was also a good call to have Samaje Perine run it on 4th and 1; his conversion led to a Cousins rush TD. When it comes down to it, there’s little a coach can do to make his secondary not get torn apart, which is what happened today. Grade A-Overall: Today’s loss boiled down to bad defense. Corners and safeties were routinely beat and Case Keenum had nothing but time to work. Grade CPlease follow and like us:
Guyana has made significant strides in our efforts for regional aviation security integration and collaboration, as the aviation sector plays a critical role in facilitating connectivity, trade, commerce and tourism.Compared to the rest of the world, Guyana’s aviation sector remains small; however, Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson earlier this year assured that in ‘setting the stage’ for a robust aviation sector, there were plans to ensure better compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).Towards this end, Finance Minister Winston Jordan, in his 2017 Budget presentation, had announced that an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system and an Air Traffic Control simulator were procured in 2016. These facilities, he assured, will enhance the country’s capacity to manage our airspace, while aiding in our quest to attain the ICAO Category One compliance, a key requirement for establishing direct routes to more destinations.In addition, Guyana’s partnership with the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) is expected to raise the nation’s ICAO compliance.The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States to cooperate and realise a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind.As the United Nations and world nations have now adopted Agenda 2030, and embarked on a new era in global sustainable development, the importance of aviation as an engine of global connectivity has never been more relevant to the Chicago Convention’s objectives to look to international flight as a fundamental enabler of global peace and prosperity.Every five years, coinciding with ICAO anniversaries, the ICAO Council establishes a special anniversary theme for International Civil Aviation Day. Between these anniversary years, Council representatives select a single theme for the full four-year intervening period.For 2015-2018, the Council has selected the following theme: “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind”.The campaign highlights ICAO’s efforts to assist States in implementing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The main goal of this work is to help ensure that SARP implementation is better harmonised globally so that all States have access to the significant socio-economic benefits of safe and reliable air transport and can address safety, security and emissions-related issues. In 1944, delegates from 54 nations gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Stevens Hotel in Chicago at the invitation of the United States of America.At this event, the participants concluded and signed the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known more popularly as the ‘Chicago Convention’, the defining international agreement which has since permitted the global civil aviation system to develop peacefully and in a manner benefiting all peoples and nations of the world.International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 as part of ICAO’s 50th anniversary activities. In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO initiative and with the assistance of the Canadian Government, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/51/33, which officially recognised December 7 as International Civil Aviation Day in the UN system.Further, the General Assembly urged Governments as well as relevant national, regional, international and intergovernmental organisations to take appropriate steps to observe International Civil Aviation Day.The day is still celebrated around the world for the people of the aviation community like ATC (air traffic control); airport management; airlines and, of course, the aircraft themselves. This day also celebrates dangerous flights like QF32 and others that were in disaster but the pilots and crew managed to save the passengers and most of the plane, as well as the terror of the 9/11 event and the world’s worst plane to plane collision involving a KLM 747 and a Pan Am 747 at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam.Countries are urged to celebrate for CASA, FAA, NTSB, ASTB and other aviation safety regulators and investigators around the world so that today’s aviation stays much safer than it was.