Dear Diary,Dis is High-in-the-Field, and I tell you, dear diary, I enjoying dis questioning. I just came back from dis PacMan Committee who checkin’ out how we spend de money we get at GeCome. Like dey forget I is an ole army officer and was trained to not break down under interrogation! I also train in misdirection, since dat is a basic military manoeuvre.Remember when de Auditor Marshall tell me to explain how come we buy 0M worth of radio equipment – but never used them? Well, how de arse I could use dem when none of dem ever wuk? Anyhow, I tell he dat I does report to de Pacman Committee, not to he.And when de PacMan people ask me about de 0M radios, I tell dem de Auditor Marshall checking into dat!! And dey fell for it!!Den dey ask me why I bruk up de 8 contracts for paper and ink all less dan M! Dear Diary, imagine they ask me why I didn’t send the whole M contract to Cabinet? They think Cabinet woulda done things different? They crack me up!!I just did it like dat because in de army we learn that those officers above us must always have “deniability”!!And deh had this nonsense about dat 00 pliers. Schuups! Do dey think an ordinary pliers can open dose ballot boxes to slip fake SOPs into dem? We need de right tools for our job!!But, Dear Diary, I am surprised de Opposition wasting all their time submitting lists for the GeCome Chair. Dat Chair already fixed!! And really, it just doesn’t matter.Dey just appoint me to be in charge for another three years. Till 2020, Dear Diary. An’ I still got my special pliers!!GeGone!!
No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The money is in Floyd competing,” said White. “We’ll see [about Floyd fighting in the UFC]. We’ll see where. We can do crossover stuff here or we could do something in boxing.” View comments Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China MOST READ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “We’re going to figure something out, some things have to play out and then I’m going to start talking to Haymon. Maybe this summer and then I’ll have something for Floyd in the fall,” said White in an interview with ESPN, h/t to BoxingScene.com.Mayweather ‘coming out of retirement’ in 2020, teases project with Dana whiteFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 LATEST STORIES Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks to the media after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPUFC President Dana White clarified that UFC collaboration with Floyd Mayweather Jr. would involve the legendary boxer competing in the ring.White said that whatever happens with his talks with Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon, it would involve the iconic fighter jumping back into action–either in boxing or in the UFC.ADVERTISEMENT When Pops met Martin’s son Santino Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NFL: 49ers go from No. 2 pick to No. 1 seed in 1 year ‘People evacuated on their own’ Mayweather has been retired from the sport since 2017 after defeating UFC double champion Conor McGregor in a massive crossover bout that garnered around 4 million pay-per-view buys.The former five-division champion, however, posted on his social media accounts in late November that he would come out of retirement for a project involving White and the UFC.White, who intends to enter the boxing business with promotional company Zuffa Boxing, said a project with Mayweather would greatly affect each other financially.“The easiest way to explain it to you is Floyd and I both feel that we add value to each other,” said White.ADVERTISEMENT
Because if a No. 1-ranked team must play four strong quarters, then USC proved it needs much more time for improvement Saturday night, even against overmatched Idaho. Skeptical poll voters will probably be happy to see the Trojans play Nebraska in two weeks because their 38-10 victory over Idaho before an announced crowd of 90,917 at the Coliseum offered few style points, especially from the superstar quarterback. “We had times where we played the way we expect, but we had times where we didn’t,” quarterback John David Booty said. “We stopped ourselves.” In the second quarter, USC did not even bully the Vandals, getting outplayed for 15 minutes. But dominating first and third quarters at least produced the needed lopsided final score. It could have been worse. Ask Michigan. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: USC has two weeks to prepare for Nebraska after beating overmatched Idaho. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER Maybe USC can ask Nebraska to push back their highly anticipated meeting Sept. 15. “People think it’s not a good team that we played, but they end up doing things you don’t expect,” tight end Fred Davis said. “We feel that extra pressure.” That was apparent in the second quarter. Not to mention the fourth, when the Trojans scored zero points. But that did not deter USC coach Pete Carroll. “I always liked the way our schedule was set up,” said Carroll, because the Trojans are off next week while Nebraska plays Wake Forest. It will also give Carroll time to study some of the lackluster moments. Saturday night’s result probably will not scare Nebraska when it studies the game film. But the game did give Carroll a chance to feature many younger players in key roles, including tailback Stafon Johnson, wide receiver Vidal Hazelton and fullback Stanley Havili. And sophomore tailback C.J. Gable played with his usual industry, gaining 54 yards in the first half and a touchdown reception. But the person expected to carry the burden offensively was a hit-and-miss project as Booty offered an inconsistent performance, which is even worse when your opponent is Idaho. Booty certainly was not at his best with more than a few ill-advised or off-target passes. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 109 yards in the first half but a poor decision resulted in a second-quarter interception. His Heisman Trophy showcase did not come off without another glitch, as he also had a pass deflected, a sore issue for fans that remember tipped passes at the end of losses to Oregon State and UCLA last year. On the plus side, Booty and true freshman Kris O’Dowd enjoyed a flawless first half on quarterback-center exchanges. As expected, the Trojans never unveiled the shotgun with O’Dowd forced to start in place of the injured Matt Spanos. Wide receiver Patrick Turner (shoulder) and cornerback Josh Pinkard (knee) also sat out the game with injuries. Linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a low-ankle sprain, but X-rays were negative and he said he expects to play against Nebraska. But Turner’s absence did not explain why the lopsided talent advantage did not quite show itself in the first half, especially in the second quarter, when the Vandals outgained USC, 122-80, and were barely outscored, 7-3. “Our tempo faded and we got lackadaisical,” offensive tackle Sam Baker said. USC redeemed itself in the third quarter with an early touchdown by Havili to expand its lead to 28-7, but the Trojans also turned the ball over on downs inside the 10-yard line, with Booty throwing badly behind a receiver on fourth down. In reality, the up-and-down effort was no different than what USC offered in scrimmages and the search for breakaway skill players continued. Freshman tailback Joe McKnight displayed a nice moment on a cutback run and gained 30 yards in four carries midway through the second half. Defensively, linebacker Keith Rivers got off to a lively start with six tackles through three quarters. It all looked like it would be a massive blowout early. USC spent the first quarter with a formidable offense, as Gable rushed for 46 yards and Johnson 33. The Trojans led, 14-0, on a 4-yard run from Johnson followed by an 8-yard pass from Booty to Gable. Johnson added a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Trojans a 35-3 advantage with four minutes left in the third quarter. Idaho did surprise early as Deonte Jackson reeled off a 22-yard run and the Vandals completed passes of 16 and 18 yards. That counts for something when you’re playing what many think is the nation’s top defense. Although Idaho outplayed USC in the second quarter, the Trojans produced the highlight play. Booty lofted a pass in the end zone for Vidal Hazelton, who grabbed it with one hand and fell to the ground without ever using his other hand. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Luis Suarez scored his first hat-trick for Barcelona as the Spanish giants thrashed Cordoba 8-0 on Saturday to maintain their lead at the top of La Liga.Lionel Messi also netted twice for Luis Enrique’s side against the already-relegated minnows before unselfishly passing up the chance to claim his own treble when he allowed Neymar to take a late spot-kick.Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique were the other scorers in the rout, which leaves Barca two points clear of Real Madrid with three games left to play.Check out all the goals by clicking on the link above.
Fuel economy numbers haven’t been released, but Carter said they’ll improve by about 12 percent over the old model, or 2 to 3 miles per gallon. The current Sequoia gets around 15 miles per gallon in the city, compared with 21 miles per gallon for the new hybrids from Chrysler and GM, including the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Carter said Toyota plans to offer hybrid versions of every vehicle in its lineup and is also studying combinations such as hybrid diesels. But it hasn’t managed to develop a system that works well in large trucks like GM and Chrysler did in their consortium with Daimler and BMW. “We’re not there yet. There’s no technology to meet all our customers’ needs,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A handful of protesters also picketed Toyota outside the show and planned further protests today. After the spat, Carter said Toyota and environmentalists have more in common than not, and that Toyota supports tougher fuel economy standards but doesn’t want them decided at the state level. “We believe it’s best applied at the federal level,” he said. “We’re a full-line manufacturer and we want to meet consumer needs.” He added that despite the rise in fuel prices, many U.S. buyers simply need the utility and space of a full-size SUV. The Sequoia has a new 5.7-liter, V8 engine that is more powerful – at 381 horsepower – and more fuel efficient than the old engine. It also has improved aerodynamics to save fuel, and the company plans to introduce an ethanol-capable version in the fall of 2008. Pricing wasn’t announced for the new Sequoia, which goes on sale in December. Toyota Motor Corp. is usually the darling of the Los Angeles Auto Show, but testy relations with environmentalists and questions about quality are making the show a headache for the automaker this year. It doesn’t help that Toyota chose to introduce a full-size sport utility vehicle at the show, and the redesigned Sequoia doesn’t have a hybrid option like full-size SUVs from General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC debuting across the show floor. The Los Angeles show opens to the public Friday after two days of media previews. After the Sequoia was introduced Wednesday, an environmental activist with a video camera approached Bob Carter, Toyota’s general manager for U.S. sales, and asked why the company won’t withdraw from a lawsuit against California, which has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish tougher fuel economy rules. Carter refused to answer and knocked the camera out of Brent Olson’s hands. Olson, of San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, was eventually led away by two policemen.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He was sentenced to 18 years in prison but was paroled in May. Robles did not have to undergo a background check when he was accepted last month as a volunteer with the department in Ranchita, a community of 160 people near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. He trained twice with the fire department and on Oct. 21 helped battle the Witch Creek fire, which eventually killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Robles spent 30 hours on the front lines. Two weeks later, though, a state fire investigator having dinner at a firehouse recognized Robles. SAN DIEGO – A volunteer firefighter who battled last month’s devastating blazes in San Diego County had a secret: He’s a convicted arsonist. Steven Santos Robles Jr., 30, was sent back to prison on Oct. 29 because he violated parole by failing to tell his parole officer he had taken a position with the Ranchita Volunteer Fire Department. “We have had no other problems with him until this point,” said Jerome Marsh, a spokesman with the state parole department. Robles was convicted a decade ago after admitting he set seven North County wildfires in 1997. Thousands of acres and about a dozen homes burned in fires set by Robles, who had been a volunteer firefighter for the San Pasqual Volunteer Fire Department and the California Conservation Corps. “I never had any reason to question the guy,” Ranchita Fire Chief Gary Loyd said. “The guy was out there saving lives and houses. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t supposed to be.” Robles is not suspected of setting any of the fires last month, state fire officials said. This is the second embarrassment for the tiny community. A former Ranchita volunteer who helped at the Qualcomm Stadium evacuation center during the fires claimed to be a registered nurse, but it turned out she lied. “All I can do is the best I can do,” Loyd said. “As a volunteer fire chief, I take who I can get to fight fires and protect the community.” Still, Loyd said volunteers will now have to pass background checks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
3. Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) – A £16m fee has been mentioned for De Sciglio, the versatile Milan full back. He has come through the academy and is comfortable playing on both flanks. 6. Jetro Willems (PSV) – Despite playing for PSV, a team in the Champions League, the allure of England and its money could be too much to turn down. The 22-year-old has also claimed a number of clubs have been in touch about the possibility of moving. In addition, he got a lot of Liverpool fans excited when he wished Georginio Wijnaldum good luck following his transfer, adding on Twitter: well see each other again soon. 1. Jonas Hector (Cologne) – scroll through the gallery to see more left back options for Liverpool – Alberto Moreno has been the scapegoat for Liverpools dodgy defending on many occasions, but even when the left back was omitted from the starting line-up against Burnley the club still couldnt keep the goals out. The fact James Milner filled in for the Spaniard does not bode well, so to provide Moreno with some competition in the role here are a few decent full backs manager Jurgen Klopp has no doubt already considered. Jonas Hector has been linked all summer and if the interest is real, then Liverpool will have to act fast given Chelsea are said to be monitoring the classy 26-year-old. 6 6 6 6 Liverpool have been hoping to sign a left back for a while, but have had no luck so far.Ben Chilwell signed a new contract with Leicester and Raphael Guerreiro left Lorient for Borussia Dortmund.Alberto Moreno has been the scapegoat for Liverpool’s dodgy defending on many occasions, but even when the left back was omitted from the starting line up against Burnley the club still couldn’t keep the goals out. The fact James Milner had to fill in for the Spaniard does not bode well, so to provide Moreno with some competition in the role here are a few other decent options manager Jurgen Klopp has no doubt already considered.Scroll through the gallery to see six great left backs and let us know who you’d like to see join. 4. Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) – Amavi arrived with a good reputation in 2015 from French club Nice, but the 22-year-old suffered relegation with Villa. However, given he has just gone through what you might call injury hell it could be a gamble. The player injured his knee in November, which ruled him out for the season. 6 5. Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg) – The 23-year-old Wolfsburg and Switzerland ace has a lot of admirers and was recently linked with Chelsea. In addition, 23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen left back Wendell also has a lot of fans although he has said hed walk to Spain to play for Real Madrid. 6 2. Jose Gaya (Valencia) – Gaya is a product of the Valencia academy and at 21, has been linked with a host of Europes top clubs. He is great in both defence and attack.
Barcelona star Neymar has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2021.The club had initially announced in July that Neymar had agreed a new five-year deal at the Camp Nou, and a post from the Catalan club’s Twitter feed on Friday afternoon read: “Done deal! #Neymar2021”It was accompanied by a photograph of the 24-year-old Brazilian shaking hands with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, with paperwork laid out in front of them.Neymar, speaking to Barca TV before his signing ceremony – quoted by AS.com – said: “I’m really happy to be renewing my contract with the club. I feel really at home here.”He continued: “Before I came to Barcelona I was obviously already well aware that they were a massive club.“The players here are incredible and, from the outside, that intimidated me a bit before I joined.“But as soon as I walked into the dressing room it was clear how down to earth they were. I was really struck by that, and it helped me to settle in.”Neymar joined Barca from Santos in 2013 on a five-year deal and has gone on to win two LaLiga titles, the Copa del Rey twice and the Champions League in 2015. He has scored 91 goals in 150 games for the Catalan giants. 1 The Brazilian star has signed a deal to keep him in Catalonia until 2021
REAL DEAL Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES huge blow Scotland Head Coach Shelly Kerr wants her side to make a mark in France shining Getty Images England completed a 6-0 rout at Euro 2017 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January getty Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Shelley Kerr’s side will be keen to exact revenge after their previous meeting between the two sides ended in a 6-0 defeat at Euro 2017.The Lionesses are the more-fancied side with the bookmakers to make their mark in France, but the game is more than about just getting out of the group for the Scots. Team newsMidfielder Jordan Nobbs will be a big miss for England. The 26-year-old has been ruled out through injury.In the build up to the tournament Neville has experimented with his myriad of attacking options but Jodie Taylor is expected to lead the line.Scotland vice-captain Kim Little will hope to make an impact on the world stage having missed Euro 2017 through injury.The Arsenal midfielder netted eight times in 14 league appearances for the WSL champions this season.talkSPORT Super Computer predicts who will win the Women’s World CupPredicted Team Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense REPLY getty Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Is this how Scotland will line-up against England? 3 3 whoops “We’ve already captivated the nation by qualifying, but it’s the legacy part. We don’t want this to be an isolated incident,” Kerr told BBC Scotland.“We want to professionalise and grow the game and success would change the whole landscape of the women’s game in Scotland.” 3 Scotland get their Women’s World Cup campaigns underway on Sunday in what promises to be a pulsating affair with rivals England.The game will be live for fans to listen to on talkSPORT from 5pm in Nice, with the talkSPORT network bringing you coverage of the entire tournament. no dice
Seefluth tops Dons with 11 killsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield Columbus Catholic won the opening game but could not hold on and dropped a 3-1 decision to Stratford in a nonconference volleyball match Thursday night at Columbus Catholic High School.Stratford won 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-15.Maren Seefluth had 11 kills, and Jessica Jakopin added 10 for the Dons. Annie Baierl had 20 digs on the defensive end, and setter Brooke Neider had 26 assists for Columbus.“The team started out strong tonight, and we lost momentum in games 3 and 4,” Columbus coach Kat Egle said. “We are a young team that just needs to clean up our errors.”Mazie Nagel had 16 kills and 14 digs to lead Stratford in each category. Jadyn Dahlke had 24 assists, Brooke Peterson added 22 assists, and Madisyn Dahl recorded 11 digs for the Tigers.Columbus will play at the Nekoosa Invitational on Saturday. Stratford returns to action Tuesday when it opens its Marawood Conference South Division schedule at home against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)