Lower gas prices contribute to spike in US roadway fatalities

first_img SHARE Reporter:Corey Lazar Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. FORT MYERS, Fla. – More people are dying on United States roads, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which points to the more than 35,000 killed in car crashes in 2015.The number of roadway fatalities represents a 7.2 percent spike in deaths from 2014 — that spike is the highest recorded since 1966.If you ask Southwest Florida drivers their thoughts on what is causing fatal wrecks, they’ll give you a litany of answers: people putting on their makeup or not paying attention, driving in a hurry and texting while driving.Experts said there isn’t just one factor, but texting while driving is believed to be a huge danger on the roads. Another factor in increased car deaths is the cheaper price of gas, which is encouraging more people to get behind the wheel.The death spike is so bad that the government has issued an unprecedented call to acting in an effort to prevent more people from dying.center_img Lower gas prices contribute to spike in US roadway fatalities Published: September 5, 2016 10:40 PM EDT last_img read more

5th Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration opens in Morocco

first_imgThe 5th Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development kicked off Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.It is a conference that brings together ministers and high level representatives from 60 countries in Africa and Europe as well as the European Commission and the Commission of the Economic community of West African states.It is a high level conference that discusses various issues related to migration and defines the priority actions for co-operation during the period 2018-2020.It is also part of the Euro-African Ministerial Dialogue on Migration and Development, also known as the Rabat process.The conference is expected to adopt a multi-annual co-operation program as well as the Marrakech Declaration on migration and its action plan.The latest Euro-African Conference on Migration and Development was held in Rome, Italy in November 2014, while the first conference took part in July 2006 in Rabat.last_img read more

Cignal Hawkeyes bags PBA D-League crown

first_imgOn Thursday night Jonathan Uyloan chipped in with 11 points, on 3-of-8 shooting from threes, while Jason Perkins had eight markers, seven rebounds and two assists.With the win, Hawkeyes replicated its 78-56 Game 1 victory on Tuesday.“Nobody expected us to win a championship. ‘Yung lineup namin some guys come in and they have to adjust to our system right away. But again, it’s really the effort of the players who want to win it,” said Hawkeyes head coach Boyet Fernandez.From a tightly-contested opening quarter, Hawkeyes started to pull away from the match in the second quarter with three-point conversions from Arboleda and Uyloan for a 45-30 halftime lead.Hawkeyes continued its hot shooting in the second half and was able to build its largest lead at 69-50 on a Uyloan triple but Scorpions rallied behind Ilonggo Aaron Jeruta and Art Aquino to come to within 75-67.The team, which played the championship series sans Conference MVP Raymar Jose due to Gilas Pilipinas duty, was able to thwart the fight back by Scorpions with Arboleda draining four straight free throws to sealed the victory.Congolese center Rodrigue Ebondo finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Orlan Wamar contributed 11 markers for Scorpions, which uses the league to prepare for the collegiate wars.BOX SCORE:CIGNAL 79 – Sumalinog 13, Arboleda 13, Uyloan 11, Perkins 8, Apinan 7, Bringas 6, Raymundo 6, Villarias 5, Sara 4, Batino 4, Cahilig 2.CEU 69 – Ebondo 20, Wamar 11, Guinitaran 9, Casiño 8, Aquino 7, Jeruta 7, Manlangit 4, Baconcon 3, Arim 0, Cruz 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Uri 0.Quarterscores: 21-16, 45-30, 60-48, 79-69./PN[/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=’ Cignal Hawkeyes bags PBA D-League crown ‘ 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=” color=”]MANILA – Cignal HD Hawkeyes snared the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup crown with a 79-69 win over Centro Escolar University Scorpions in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Chris Sumalinog and Harold Arboleda led the way with 13 points apiece for Hawkeyes, which became just the third PBA D-League to sweep the Aspirants and Foundation Cup championships.last_img read more

UWF Men’s Cross Country Adds Two of Florida’s High School Top Ten Seniors

first_imgUWF Men’s Cross Country Adds Two of Florida’s High School Top Ten Seniors UWF Cross Country Newcomer Seth Rosonina Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Head coach Dr. John Bergen has officially announced the addition of four newcomers to the West Florida men’s cross country team. The 2010 newcomers are Ben Jernigan (Gainesville), Seth Rosonina (Mims), Anthony Sullivan (Palm Coast) and walk-on Robert Abellera (Tallahassee). “I think our freshman class will step in and be competitive for us this year,” said Bergen.  “We have a strong core of returners and our top three freshmen could step right in the mix and give us about 10-12 guys capable of running at the level of making all-conference. So, it will be interesting to see which five or six will step up and do it.”Seth Rosonina brings to UWF one of the fastest high school cross country 5k performances of anyone on the current roster. Rosonina was sixth in the state meet last fall with an impressive 15:53 time. He also qualified for the state meet in the 1600 meters in the spring on the heels of a 4:25 performance in the Regional meet. “Seth has been extremely consistent with performances over his junior and senior years, with a nice progression of personal bests, which bodes well for being successful immediately as a freshman,” stated Bergen.Rosonina, competing for Astronaut High School, and Anthony Sullivan, representing Matanzas High School, finished 8th and 9th, respectively, at the senior all-star cross country meet this past December. Overall, Sullivan had a strong finish to his cross country season, which included a 15th place finish in the state meet with a 16:15 performance. He also ran 16:30 or better in his final six cross country races as a senior. “Anthony is just reaching his potential, and with some hard work, he could see a nice jump to the collegiate level,” explained Bergen.The third official newcomer is Ben Jernigan, who completed the cross country state meet in a very respectable 16:45. He then posted his personal best of 16:34 at the NIKE cross national southeast regional meet. He has also posted a 2:03 in the 800 meters, and a 4:29 for the 1600 meters. “Ben may be the sleeper on our team this year. He has been coached well and has put in the mileage, so he just might be starting to see the benefits now,” stated Bergen. “His best races are his most recent, each with nice jumps in performance, suggesting that he could also be competitive immediately.”Robert Abellera joined the team as a walk-on. Abellera has posted a career best of 16:40 in cross country 5k events and was a state finalist in the 4 x 800 meter team. He also has a personal best of 2:05 in the 800 meters.The Argonauts began practice on August 16th with a time trial run. The team will begin the 2010 season at the George Kyte Invitational in Flagstaff, Ariz., on September 4th. On September 25th, the Argonauts will host the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Escambia County Equestrian Center. The complete schedule is available on goargos.com.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Walker Reorganizing State Leadership

first_imgSenator Micciche said he’s ready to start working in a new direction with Governor Elect Walker… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Senator Peter Micciche was a vocal advocate for Governor Sean Parnell, who just lost his re-election bid to independent Bill Walker. Sen. Micciche(R-K. Peninsula): “He called me this morning, I congratulated him, told him I’m available in any way that I can help on forming his administration. We talked about a few issues here in the district and I let him know that although my loyalties were with Governor Parnell, going forward I’m on a team that includes Governor Bill Walker and wished him the best. I certainly hope that he succeeds and will continue to guard for the best outcome for District O with a new administration.”center_img Walker is still deliberating on his new cabinet, deciding which Commissioners and Department Heads he will keep or replace.last_img read more

Mizuno, Hemmi win national aerial titles

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 INAWASHIRO, Fukushima Pref. – Ken Mizuno and Kayo Hemmi, who will both represent Japan at next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Turin, won aerial titles at the national freestyle skiing championships.Mizuno earned 172.60 points to edged Shiro Nishikawa for his third national title and first in two years, while Hemmi claimed the women’s title for the third straight year with 167.01. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Hemmi, who won her fifth national crown overall, was the only competitor in the women’s aerials. last_img read more

Noguchi wins Miyazaki race

first_imgNoguchi was scheduled to race in the Berlin Marathon last September but was forced to withdraw because of problems in her left ankle and the lower part of her left leg, an apparent effect of a hip injury sustained in mid-August when she fell during her stay in Switzerland for high-altitude training.She set a meet record of 1:09.03 in winning the women’s half-marathon at the Shanghai International Marathon in November. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img MIYAZAKI – Athens Olympic women’s marathon gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi cruised to victory to capture her first half-marathon title in three years at the Miyazaki Women’s Road Race on Saturday.Noguchi, who was recently named to a strong field for the London Marathon in April, took the lead just after the start of the race and never looked back, crossing the finish line at Miyazaki Prefectural Athletics Stadium in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds.last_img read more

Tocknell appointed SLO

first_imgTocknell will start work at Ashton Gate Stadium on December 16th and will be a vital link for BCFC with its fanbase.The full-time appointment is the next step following the introduction of the matchday information point, a dedicated email address slo@bcfc.co.uk and @BristolCitySLO social media account.City Chief Executive Officer Mark Ashton said: “The SLO is a key position and one we wanted to fill full-time so it was important to get the right person.“We are delighted to have recruited Jerry as we believe he has the professional and personal skills required to ensure that liaison with our fantastic supporters is first class.”A familiar face in the matchday ticket office and a steward for the away travel coaches, Tocknell is stepping away from his role as an operations and finance manager for a computer firm after 25 years to take on this new challenge.“I can’t wait to get started. Bristol City is my club and I hope I can do justice to the role for all supporters,” said Tocknell.“The club is moving forward and making great strides in every area on and off the field and supporter liaison is one of those.”last_img read more

Rangers trio feature in Under-21 match

first_imgMatty Phillips, Jordon Mutch and Junior Hoilett featured for QPR’s development side in a match against Bristol City on Monday afternoon.Rangers won 3-1 at their Harlington training ground, where Mutch, who is working his way back to full fitness after injury, missed a sitter early on.The midfielder fired over from six yards out after being teed up by Phillips, who was involved in Rangers’ first two goals.City went ahead and Bruno Andrade hit the post after being found by Phillips before eventually equalising on the half-hour mark.Phillips sent in a low cross for Andrade the score from close range.Andrade netted again midway through the second half, curling home following Phillips’ corner and Josh Laurent scored with a deflected shot late on. See also:QPR v Burnley player ratings’Tired’ QPR star Vargas feeling the strain Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Serena won to equal Chris Evert’s big record

first_imgSerena Williams has successfully embarked on the path to her dream 24th Grand Slam title. The 38-year-old American defeated her compatriot Christy Ann with 7: 5, 6: 3 in an hour and 26 minutes.Thus, Serena achieved her 102nd victory at the US Open, which equaled the record of Chris Evert on this indicator. No other tennis player has had so many victories in the history of this tournament.Serina still had to return breakthroughs in both sets. Christie Ann managed to break through in the first games of both sets.However, the far more experienced and classy tennis player on the court was Serena, and twice she made a rebreak, garnished with another breakthrough to win both sets.In the next round she will meet the world №117 – Maria Gasparyan from Russia. However, the other Williams sister, Venus, lost the match. She lost to the Czech Karolina Muhova with 3: 6, 5: 7.The other tennis players from the top 10 managed to win yesterday’s matches and continue to the second round of the tournament.last_img read more