Roger Carl Truitt

first_imgRoger Truitt, age 71 of Osgood, passed away in the arms of his wife and children. Roger was born on December 21, 1948, the son of the late Carl and Sarah (Boyd) Truitt outside of Osgood.Roger grew up a typical country kid, in a loving family. He would attend school at Jac-Cen-Del and graduate in the class of 1967. After high school he entered the United States Navy. After attending boot camp, he came home in the fall of 1968. While home on leave, a family friend invited him to go on a hayride. Little did he know the ride would last for the rest of his life. That night he finally caught the attention of Miss Janice Byard, and the next night he got permission to take her on a date. The two were united in marriage on March 10, 1969, and they were blessed with daughter Angie and SELF PROCLAIMED AMAZING SON, Eric.Roger completed his time in the service and came back to his roots and began his work career. He found his second family and would spend the next 35 years as a lineman for Southeastern Indiana REMC.His personality was one of a kind. He could tell stories with the best of them. He took pride in himself, his home, and mostly his family. Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing, and manicuring his lawn, or just stopping by to shoot the bull with anyone that would listen. He was very proud of the time he had spent with the United States Navy and continued to be a leader in the Versailles Legion Post 173. He was a longtime member of the NRA and North American Hunt Club.Roger will be deeply missed by wife Janice, daughter Angie Campos, son Eric (Debbie) Truitt, sister Donna (Roger) Linville, and grandchildren, Cassie, Kyle, Brianna, Erica, Eriel, and Emree, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020, from 11 am.- 1 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm. on Saturday with full military honors. Memorials may be given to Manderley Health Care Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Facing the earliest trade deadline in pro sports, baseball gave us two hours of chaos

first_imgIn a way, that emphasized minor league depth. The Dodgers, for example, acquired utility player Kristopher Negron and infielder Tyler White last week. President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said on a conference call Wednesday that those moves were in response to injuries to Kiké Hernandez, Chris Taylor and David Freese. If another injury arises, Friedman will have to rely on his internal options.This is where baseball’s early deadline seems to get unfair. There will be another 3,214 regular-season games after Wednesday (assuming every team plays a full 162-game schedule). A lot can happen in 3,214 games – particularly at the end of a season, when wear and tear seems most likely to accumulate.In any event, the effect of the “unified” trade deadline was clear. Most buyers and sellers waited until the last minute to pick a category. Other teams, like the Giants, did a little buying, a little selling, and a little standing pat. Their first-year general manager, Farhan Zaidi, even wrote a letter to fans to explain what they’d just seen.“I hope you are as excited as I am to see how these next several weeks unfold,” Zaidi wrote.It might not get any more exciting than Wednesday. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Dipoto, the Mariners’ general manager, reportedly traded pitcher Mike Leake to the Diamondbacks for infielder Jose Caballero with 68 seconds left before the deadline.August was previously a fertile ground for trades, too. To execute trades after July 31, a team would have to place a player on waivers, hope he passed through unclaimed by the other 29 teams, then agree to terms with a counterpart on a deal. The cumbersome process stifled many potential deals. The rules confused many fans. Yet the safety-valve period also led to some memorable trades in years past – notably the Astros’ acquisition of Verlander in 2017 and the Dodgers’ heist of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto in 2012.This year, the rules changed. The drop-dead July 31 deadline broke with baseball tradition, but it put Major League Baseball in line with two other major North American sports.In the National Hockey League, this year’s trade deadline fell on Feb. 25. There were 304 games played after that date or 24 percent of all regular-season games.In the National Basketball Association, this year’s deadline fell on Feb. 7. There were 412 games played after that date or 33 percent of all regular-season games.In baseball? By eliminating the August waiver period, MLB ensured that 34 percent of its games would fall after the deadline (Wednesday’s game’s included). Major league executives operated on one deadline – an earlier deadline than their counterparts in the NHL and NBA faced.Related Articles Edwin Encarnacion led the American League in home runs when he was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on June 16. For six weeks, he stood as the best player to change teams in the middle of the 2019 season.Then on Sunday, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer heaved a baseball from the pitcher’s mound over the center field fence rather than hand it to his manager. Tuesday, Bauer was traded for Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Yasiel Puig, who was in the middle of a benches-clearing brawl as the teams worked to finalize the deal.And then, nothing.Until the final two hours before baseball’s new universal deadline for trading major-league players, it seemed that Bauer and Puig would stand alone on a lonely island of stars switching teams. Hours later, they had company. Zack Greinke was a Houston Astro. It was a strange deadline. Eighteen teams began the day Wednesday either leading their division or within six games of a wild card position. In a logical world, that left the other 12 teams as the clear sellers. Logic doesn’t always rule the trade deadline, and this year was no exception.Two teams residing in the cellar of their divisions, the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates, held onto their closers. The Kansas City Royals, 22 games out of an American League wild-card berth, kept their closer (Ian Kennedy) and their coveted second baseman (Whit Merrifield). Outfielder Trey Mancini and his 24 home runs remain property of the 36-71 Baltimore Orioles.While some executives held firm to their most coveted players and prospects, others acted boldly. Greinke and Aaron Sanchez join an Astros rotation that already includes co-aces Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander. The rebuilding Detroit Tigers did not hold tightly to closer Shane Greene (bound for Atlanta) or outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (now a Chicago Cub). The San Diego Padres received perhaps the most talented prospect to change hands, erstwhile Reds outfielder Taylor Trammell.Yet the timing this year felt different. Not until the final hours before the deadline did the usual sense of urgency invade the marketplace. You could hear a pin drop – the same sound made by the Dodgers (who acquired Jedd Gyorko and Adam Kolarek) and Angels (catcher Max Stassi).The biggest deadline deal, Arizona sending pitcher Greinke to the Astros in exchange for four prospects – including three of the Astros’ top five – was not reported until after the 1 p.m. buzzer. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen told reporters he received his first trade offer from the Astros on Tuesday. Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut “I didn’t start out today hoping to channel Jerry Dipoto as my spirit animal, but somehow we sort of ended up there,” Hazen said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

DraftKings Week 13 Monday Night Showdown: Picks, advice for Seahawks vs. Vikings NFL DFS

first_imgWe needed to get one more Seattle pass-catcher in this construction (you could play a kicker if you so prefer). Hollister’s price has dropped a bit from a few weeks ago, which wouldn’t have happened if Wilson hit him on an easy touchdown a week ago. So, we’ll take the perceived drop in performance at value.FLEX: WR Olabisi Johnson, Vikings ($2,600)Adam Thielen’s already been ruled out for Monday night, so Johnson is a bargain as the No. 2 Vikings WR for at least another week. DraftKings Showdown Picks: Seahawks vs. VikingsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks ($14,400)We’re not really sure why Lockett is priced lower than Stefon Diggs, but the Lockett connection with Russell Wilson is too good to ignore in this single-game slate. There’s so much floor for Lockett with his shorter receptions, and he has a shot to get over the top a few times, too.FLEX: RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($11,800)With a Seahawks-heavy lineup construction, we had to make a call between Cook and Kirk Cousins. It didn’t make sense to play Cousins without having room for Diggs, so we’ll take the basically automatic 20 quality touches from Cook. FLEX: QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($10,800)Wilson is in the MVP conversation for a reason, and it would be silly not to stack him when we use his top receiver as our captain.FLEX: RB Rashaad Penny, Seahawks ($5,400)Penny might be popular at this price, although the remaining uncertainty around his new role might keep him from being hammered too hard. No one else at this price has the chance for 12-15 touches. FLEX: TE Jacob Hollister, Seahawks ($4,800) Seahawks vs. Vikings pits two teams near the top of the NFC against each other on Monday Night Football. Adam Thielen’s already been ruled out, but most of the other stars look like solid options in NFL DFS action. Our DraftKings Showdown lineup takes a Seattle-heavy approach, counting on Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett to deliver in tournaments for us. The Lockett-Wilson stack is supplemented by Rashaad Penny and Jacob Hollister, while we’re still able to fit Dalvin Cook along with Olabisi Johnson at a value with Thielen out.last_img read more

Resurgent Cameroon stand in Ghana’s path

first_imgCameroon team at AFCONGhana vs Cameroon 10pmFranceville, Gabon | AFP | The nearly men of African football in recent years, Ghana go into a sixth consecutive semi-final at the Cup of Nations when they face Cameroon in Franceville on Thursday.The Black Stars have not won the trophy since 1982, instead gaining a reputation for coming up just short all too often over the last decade.Avram Grant’s side lost on penalties to the Ivory Coast in the final two years ago, while their current run of near misses began with a 1-0 last-four defeat to Cameroon at home in Accra in 2008.But in Gabon they have seemed like a side on a mission to end their long title drought and a 2-1 quarter-final win over DR Congo in Oyem on Sunday, secured thanks to a goal each from the Ayew brothers, took them through to the last four.“It’s not just by chance but by the hard work the team has put in,” Ghana’s assistant coach Maxwell Konadu told reporters on Wednesday when asked about the Black Stars’ consistency at the tournament.“The players are always willing to do something for their nation. One thing we all dream to achieve is to win the cup this time around.”Konadu confirmed that Ghana are hopeful of having skipper Asamoah Gyan — a survivor of the 2008 squad — back fit from the adductor injury suffered in their last group game against Egypt and that kept him out of the DR Congo win.Meanwhile, Razak Brimah will hope to keep his place in goal despite being fined $2,500 by the Ghanaian FA after upsetting supporters with an outburst on Facebook.Razak said he was responding to insults directed at his mother but nevertheless issued an official apology.“I accept that as an ambassador for my country Ghana and a role model for many across the globe, I should not have reacted this way,” said the 29-year-old.Exceeding expectations The sedate town of Franceville, set amidst lush green rolling hills around the Mpassa river, was the venue for Cameroon’s penalty shoot-out win over Senegal in the last round. So while Ghana had to travel to the south-east of Gabon from Oyem, Cameroon were able to stay at their base in the nearby town of Moanda, one of the biggest manganese producers in the world.There Hugo Broos’s side have been preparing in the knowledge they have already exceeded expectations in making it this far.Their build-up has been slightly tarnished over a disagreement relating to bonuses, with Broos saying the country’s federation has shown the team “a lack of respect”.But the coach insisted that the issue will not be held up as an excuse if their run ends here.“We have not been happy since the start of the tournament but you have never seen that on the field,” he said.“If we lose it will not be because the money is not good, it will be because Ghana are better than us.”Cameroon progressed from their group at the expense of hosts Gabon and then edged out a much-fancied Senegal thanks to a Sadio Mane miss in a penalty shoot-out that followed a goalless draw.They have put behind them the withdrawals of key players before the competition, including Joel Matip and Eric Choupo-Moting, and are flourishing under their Belgian coach.“The players who didn’t come have their own personal reasons why they didn’t come and we are not looking back,” said the defender Fai Collins.Collins remembers well the win against Ghana at the same stage nine years ago when the Indomitable Lions side featured stars like Samuel Eto’o and Rigobert Song.“I remember I was at home, watching the game with my parents,” he said.“It was an extraordinary feeling for us beating Ghana knowing they had a very good squad. Now I am here and I hope I can have the same feeling as I did back then.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Arsenal star Mattéo Guendouzi mugs off John Terry on the touchline during Aston Villa…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/Sky SportsAdvertisement 0qihNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9jkaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esl00( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ifWould you ever consider trying this?😱00veCan your students do this? 🌚4ckjRoller skating! Powered by Firework The dramatic match between Arsenal and Aston Villa on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium not only saw the hosts having a dramatic comeback and their defender Sokratis’s hysterical play acting, but also the Gunners midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi was seen allegedly throwing gestures at John Terry, as reported by a fan.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/Sky SportsTerry, former gaffer and current assistant head coach for The Lions, was in the dugout when Guendouzi was seen staring at him time and again in the dying minutes of the game, and the two were also heard to have been in a verbal tussle.As reported by Twitter user and Gunners fan @seangooner, who was sitting right behind the former Blues captain in the dugout, the 20 year old was seen to act a gesture at Terry which the fan translates to be ‘I’m in your head’, soon after the third Arsenal goal.Advertisement “I was sat directly behind the Aston Villa dugout. Guendouzi and John Terry exchanged words throughout. After the third goal, Guendouzi went straight to JT, gesturing ‘I’m in your head’. So, so good,” the supporter tweeted.The French under 21 joined Emery’s side last year from Ligue 2 side FC Lorient, and has made 39 appearances for the club accross all competitions.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Literacy Volunteers Offers Training and Prep Classes

first_imgLiteracy Volun­teers of Monmouth County will be offering two volunteer-tutor trainings and a U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class this fall.Autumn Tutor Training 1 will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept.18 through Oct. 23 at Brookdale Com­munity College’s Higher Edu­cation Center, 213 Broadway, Room 103, Long Branch.Autumn Tutor Training 2 will be held 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 18, 25, at the Neptune Public Library, 25 Neptune Blvd., Neptune.Cost for the program is $10 nonrefundable registration fee and an additional $35 for books and materials due at the first session for books and materials. Refresher courses are free to trained tutors. Class size is limited.U.S. Citizenship Prepara­tion Class is a 10-week class to be offered on Monday evenings Sept. 16 through Nov. 18 at Brookdale Com­munity College in Long Branch, 213 Broadway, Room 103, Long Branch. This class is recommended for Perman­ent Residents (green card status) who will be applying for U.S. Citi­zenship in 2013-2014. Stu­dents should have English speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics will cover the naturalization process, U.S. history, civics, testing, interview practice and N-400 application content as well as the “100 questions.” Class size is limited to 15 students and there is a $10 registration/materials charge per student.To register for any of these programs, or to find out more about Literacy Volunteers, contact LVMC at 732-571-0209.last_img read more

Humboldt State receiver Chase Krivashei eyeing more team success in 2016 season

first_imgARCATA >> When it comes to stats versus success, there’s no doubting which side Humboldt State senior Chase Krivashei is going to land on.“If I have a great year and we go 0-11, I’m still not happy, not happy at all,” Krivashei said. “When we win is when I’m happy — whether I catch 18 balls or I catch one. I don’t really care as long as we win. This year I’m hoping to have another good year and help the team win. That’s all I want to do and that’s really all I care about is winning.”By virtue …last_img read more

I Had a Horrible Stats Professor but Still Learned the Basics

first_imgMusings on Mazria, Lstiburek, and Gifford: Part TwoMy college stats prof was out to lunch (figuratively) on a good day. He was ready for retirement, and it showed. What I learned about statistics I learned from my biology professors who had me doing real science with real-world applications for me, not rote learning from a text and a boring, out-of-focus prof. Here’s the point: Median can be a better indicator of trends than mean in smaller data sets that are highly variable. Check out this Wikipedia excerpt:While the mean is often used to report central tendency, it is not a robust statistic, meaning that it is greatly influenced by outliers. Notably, for skewed distributions, the arithmetic mean may not accord with one’s notion of “middle”, and robust statistics such as the median may be a better description of central tendency.This is the case with the LEED study by the New Buildings Institute. There were significantly more high-energy-use buildings (labs, supermarkets, etc.) in the LEED data set than the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) set. Furthermore, the CBECS data includes parking decks, warehouses, and some other building types that have extremely low energy usage. These building types are absent from the LEED data set. I don’t want to belabor the discussion about whether this was an appropriate study or not. Nadav Malin does a great summary of this topic, which is followed by a lengthy discussion from a variety of people.Here’s an even bigger picture point: The study concluded that LEED needs to be improved. This is not a news flash by any means to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization in constant flux. In fact, LEED Version 3 incorporates a development cycle for improvement and evolution along with the marketplace, feedback on past LEED-certified buildings, and membership input. If you don’t think LEED is hitting the mark, join the USGBC and become involved.All existing rating systems need improvement. There is not one perfect rating system out there. What will separate the good rating systems from the bad will be their commitment to improvement.Bottom line: The LEED sample set does not have the same building type makeup as the CBECS. In order to make the sets comparable, the NBI took some professional license by utilizing common statistical practices. Think about it in the context of our most recent presidential election: If you compared poll results of voters from a town hall meeting in Wasilla, Alaska, to the results of the general election, they would probably differ significantly. The poll wouldn’t predict the national results, but it would be an indicator of regional opinion, which is valuable. So is the NBI study valuable in a number of ways. Here are the actual conclusions:When the outliers are removed (which is common in a data set with similar characteristics to the LEED data set), LEED buildings do outperform the CBECS. The higher the LEED rating, the more pronounced the improvement. Averages of gold and platinum LEED-certified buildings in the study were compared to the non-LEED buildings and showed a 45% improvement.The buildings studied were highly variable within the certification levels. Some buildings actually displayed serious energy consumption issues. The recommendation was for the USGBC to seriously commit to improving on these issues.There needs to be better feedback on design versus performance—improvement of energy modeling as it corresponds to energy performance.The problem of high-energy-use buildings needs to be addressed.ASHRAE 90.1 may not be delivering the intended results.The LEED rating system needs continuous improvement.The good news is that the USGBC is listening. We as an industry need to constructively encourage the USGBC to look specifically at the energy credits of the LEED rating system and develop an approach that ties into building performance. Those credits in LEED NC are:EA Credit 1—Optimize Energy PerformanceEA Credit 3—Enhanced CommissioningEA Credit 5—Measurement & VerificationWe could also stand to take a good look at this from a homes perspective as well for continuous improvement in design and performance calibration.LEED is an incredible program with incredible momentum. Starting over now would waste a lot of time and energy that we don’t have. It’s a great beginning, so let’s help improve it.It’s obvious that Henry Gifford gives a damn. It’s also obvious that USGBC gives a damn. Lstiburek, Mazria, E.O. Wilson, Obama, T. Boone Pickens, and Al Gore also give a damn. The list goes on; it’s growing now, and that’s the big picture point that I want to make in this blog. People that haven’t cared (or at least have put it on the back burner) about energy efficiency and the environment care now, whatever their reasons. We must harness this bipartisan sentiment and use it for the greater good.All of this infighting is a distraction from the really important current needs, so let me bring this home to the readership. Why does this matter to you? Really, let me know what you think in the comments below. I’m a former builder who recently moved on during this economic mess surrounding our industry. In all actuality, I was probably ready to move on, but the fact that most of the work dried up definitely encouraged me to go.What we as builders are worried about is getting work, clients getting project funding, keeping employees busy, and, ultimately, feeding our families. How can we possibly do that in this current climate? To me, all of the indicators point to growth in the green-building sector. How can any part of the building industry be growing? The higher-ups in government are embracing change. Whether you agree politically or not with the administration, there is a heck of a lot of money coming out of its coffers for energy retrofitting and green building in general. As an industry, we need to embrace change.Just a couple of weeks ago, along for the ride with the Charlotte Regional Chapter of the USGBC, I met with the City of Charlotte Housing Authority about just this topic. Its budget will skyrocket this year from the stimulus package for home improvement and weatherization. Lots of those funds will have green and energy efficiency stipulations attached. The city has a pool of contractors, but there won’t be enough folks to cover the work that needs to be done. This money is real. The work will be real. There needs to be a reliable model for educating contractors and placing them with the work that needs to be done.We have to work together to achieve our common goal. I think more and more these days people are open to accepting suggestions for improvement. If we can all get along long enough, I think we can get some jobs back and benefit the environment all at the same time. Next blog, I’m going to try to harness hot air as a renewable energy source.last_img read more

Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs

first_imgJoeart Jumawan and Alvin Pangan of Philipines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZSoutheast Asian Games organizers have given their strong backing to keeping home-grown sports like sepak takraw — as well as the policy of tailoring the program to suit the host country.The biennial Games, whose 29th edition is underway in Malaysia, are known for their distinctive regional sports and unashamed home-nation bias.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “So yes, we will certainly have Olympic sports where we want to do well in Southeast Asia… but we also have to cater for sports that are popular within the region.”Ball-juggling sport sepak takraw, played with the feet and a rattan ball, and the martial arts of pencak silat and wushu are among the disciplines that remain little-known outside of Asia.The current, 11-nation SEA Games also feature lawn bowls, petanque, Muay Thai boxing and figure skating among their diverse schedule of 38 sports.“Sepak takraw is very much a regional sport and very popular, so we have to ensure that those sports are properly covered,” said Tunku Imran. “And then you have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals.”ADVERTISEMENT PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis The hosts have topped the medals table at six of the last 10 editions, and Malaysia look set to finish top in Kuala Lumpur — for the first time since they last hosted the Games in 2001.The current Games feature only one Olympic champion, Singapore’s US-based swimmer Joseph Schooling, reflecting Southeast Asia’s struggles on the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Games organizers said there were no plans to revise the SEA Games’ approach of showcasing colorful regional pursuits such as pencak silat to focus more closely on Olympic sports.“The Olympic sports are very, very important, but some countries don’t have facilities for many of the Olympic sports,” said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief According to the SEA Games charter, athletics and aquatics, which includes swimming and diving, are compulsory, and the hosts then choose at least 14 sports from a list of 38 which feature at the Olympics or Asian Games.The home country can also pick between two and eight sports out of 16 listed in a third category, which includes the Southeast Asian favourites.“We try to do a balance of what’s compulsory, what’s on the programme of the Olympic Games and Asian Games,” said Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee.“But we also give the host country an opportunity to choose the regional or the sub-regional sports that are good for the host country.” Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Staying alive

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Mr. McTavish begs for citizenship Clement Leutcheu finished with 24 points while Ed Dixon had 19 for the Blazers who turned their game up a notch in the extra period while the Generals faded.Sidney Onwubere sent the game to overtime with a triple with 19 seconds left in regulation, but the Generals were made to bleed for their points in overtime, leading to their 11th loss in 17 games. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLervin Flores provided a strong and steady presence inside the paint as Arellano survived a flat start to subdue Perpetual Help, 62-52, and keep its Final Four hopes alive last Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Missing the injured Kent Salado, the Chiefs found a savior in the bull-strong Flores, who scored 16 of his 19 points in the first half as Arellano moved up to with an 8-9 record behind Letran in the race for the last Final Four berth.ADVERTISEMENT Flores’ stellar first half gave the Chiefs a lift when they needed it the most after Arellano went scoreless for almost seven minutes to start the game.Salado, the Chiefs’ leading scorer with 18 points a game this season, has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to a knee injury (medial collateral ligament) he sustained in the victory over San Sebastian last Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There is newfound confidence within the team, knowing that we can win without him (Salado),” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. “We started bad. But when Flores made his first basket, things tapered off especially our doubts and apprehensions in the game.”Later, St. Benilde dragged Emilio Aguinaldo College out of Final Four contention with a 94-84 overtime victory.center_img Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more