Ateneo shows character in quick win over UP

first_imgMOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “We wanted to finish it,” said Tolentino, who had 12 points against the Fighting Maroons. “We saw a lot of fight in UP and it’s good to see that our team didn’t back down and didn’t let up and continued fighting. It’s just a show of character that we could finish that last set.”Madayag, who finished with a team-high 14 points, said that they had to “win convincingly” against the Lady Maroons and part of that was to end the match as quickly as possible.“Coach O (Oliver Almadro) tells us to win convincingly so this game we showed how convincingly we can win,” said Madayag. “Like what people say that you have to be better than your best.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo wasn’t leaving its game against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament to chance.The Lady Eagles already had a comfortable 2-0 set lead when they entered a turbulent third set against the persistent Lady Maroons, but Ateneo had no plans of playing a fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT HS stars Kai Sotto, Joel Cagulangan build respective teams via draft for NBTC All-Star Game Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Going tit-for-tat, Ateneo eventually closed out UP in straight sets, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26.“We didn’t consider that there would be a fourth set,” said Madayag Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP held the lead 26-25 in the third, but Ateneo fought back first with Madayag’s block on Maristela Layug before Deanna Wong followed it up with a drop to secure the Lady Eagles’ league-leading 4-1 record.“We really wanted to win, it was a long week for us to prepare and we had composure even though UP came back in the third set.” said Wong. Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Change Course – Says U.S. Ambassador

first_imgLiberia needs to shift its attention from dependency on concessions operating in the country to entrepreneurship, if it is to ever become developed and improve the lives of its citizens.Proposing this change of course, U. S. Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Deborah Malac, added that if Liberia is to compete with its neighbors on the regional or continental levels it must now begin to look up to entrepreneurship to have the kind of impact it desires.“I know that Liberians stand in the face of concessions as the one model for foreign investment. This model is becoming increasingly outdated,” Ambassador Malac contended.The Liberian model of investments, where large concessions tend to provide social services like schooling and medical care just to win a contract is no longer sustainable, she cautioned. “Foreign companies will invest in Liberia only as long as it is comfortable, and when it is not done their way, they would leave.”Ambassador Malac made these comments when she served as speaker at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) President’s Lecture Series in Monrovia. She addressed over 200 students who gathered in the university’s auditorium yesterday to hear her.“In spite of Liberia’s past history, I can say to you that growth with development is possible. Though not all of the items needed for economic growth are in Liberia, yet the country’s natural resources and entrepreneurial experience would add up,” said Ambassador Malac. Liberia has always benefited from foreign direct investments that the government considers as the best model for improvement. The global economies are [facing serious challenges] and profit margins are getting slimmer, she observed.She was confident that Liberians are fully capable of creating their own economic opportunities, while providing examples of others, who have engaged in businesses and are progressing.Providing an alternative, Ambassador Malac said agricultural activities are another initiative that would help the country in its employment drive.“Processing of mango and pineapple for export would help the country generate more income, she suggested, adding that the opportunities to make Liberia a better place are many and Liberians stumble over them every day, “but it’s just that you don’t see them,” she told the students.“Success begets success,” the veteran US diplomat noted, “and as more Liberians work to create economic opportunities, more money will flow into the economy.”“As more businesses open, tax revenue will increase and will enable the government to improve its provision for basic social services.”She disclosed that she has served the majority of her time working in the diplomatic corps, working in Africa and on issues that directly affect the African continent. “So I do understand the importance of expediting development in African countries and the challenges that government faces in trying to improve the daily lives of its citizens.”As an American, she views these challenges in different lenses from how Africans themselves view them, though she acknowledged that she is not an expert on development.Ambassador Malac’s comments come in the wake of Liberia’s continued inclination to lure concessions into the country to invest in the extractive industries—on which the country has depended since the mid-1920s, but which, for the most part, has failed to develop the country.For example, the second concession, the American-owned Liberia Mining Company (LMC), began mining iron ore in 1946. But when in the late 1970s to the early 1980s its mining operations drew to a close, its headquarters, Tubmanburg, became a ghost town, with absolutely no infrastructural development left there or anywhere else in Bomi County.LAMCO, the Swedish-Canadian American conglomerate, which mined iron ore in Mount Nimba in Yekepa beginning in the early 1960s, became one of Africa’s biggest industrial enterprises. But when they departed in the mid-1980s they had made no development impact on the county. Nimba County’s capital, Sanniquellie, remained a shanty town that it still is today, without pipe-borne water or even 12 hour per day electricity.The Fuamah Chiefdom in Lower Bong County experienced the exact same scenario after the German-owned Bong Iron Ore Mining Company (1964-1990) departed. The Fuamah people, mostly Kpelle, remained as poor and deprived as they had always been, with no ancillary (additional, subsidiary) investments introduced there on which the people could depend in the post-concession period.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberians Urged to Reuse Waste Water

first_imgPublic Works Minister Gyude Moore has called on Liberians to reduce and reuse waste water in their homes, gardens and plots to help achieve the country’s 6th Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Delivering a special statement on behalf of the government recently in observance of World Water Day, Minister Moore said this year’s theme clearly talks about the importance of reducing and reusing waste water.The global theme of this year’s celebration is “Waste Water” with the campaign theme: “Why Waste Water?”Minister Moore, speaking through a recorded video message, indicated that the emphasis is on improving water quality, including all water, and not just drinking water.He said globally, the vast majority of all waste water from homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused, thus polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable substances.He said the observance of World Water Day, which is now also known as Water Action Month is about taking action in tackling the water crisis. He said over 663 million people are living without safe drinking water supply close to their homes.In the special message, Minister Moore said by putting mechanisms in place to reduce and reuse waste water, it would help reduce the challenges faced by 663 million people the world over.For Liberia, Minister Moore said a large proportion of waste water is discharged directly into face basins and or informal drainage channels without treatment.He said despite these conditions, opportunities from reusing waste water are enormous. He called for concerted efforts for the reuse of waste water.Minister Moore and Assistant Public Works Minister for Community Services George Yarngo are currently in Durban, South Africa attending the AMCOW (African Ministers’ Council on Water) Water Summit as part of the commemoration of World Water Day.For his part, the Managing Director of the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, Hunbu Tulay stressed the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) beneficiaries to join government in taking ownership of WASH facilities.Mr. Tulay indicated that the beneficiaries should help ensure that the facilities are sustained and called for the recycling of waste water to benefit all, especially in Africa.WaterAid Deputy Country Director Chuchu Selma said World Water Day is intended to raise awareness on the sustainability of water resources globally.Mr. Selma noted that sustainability will provide the platform on which water can be improved, conserved and preserved.He reiterated WaterAid’s commitment to transforming lives across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region by improving access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities.Also speaking, George Karyah of the Liberia NGOs Network called on the government to do more to ensure that Liberians have access to safe drinking water.Mr. Karyah said due to the lack of safe drinking water, Liberians are being affected on a daily basis.He said the struggle to get safe drinking water, coupled with water related diseases, is high in Liberia due to the lack of safe drinking water in most communities across the country.World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The Day focuses on the importance of fresh water and advocates for its sustainable use.The official celebration started with a parade from the Monrovia City Hall to the William V.S. Tubman High School in Sinkor for the indoor program which brought together WASH participants from government, development partners and civil society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Term-limits measure altered to help Perata

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Supporters amended a proposed term-limit initiative Friday, a day after it was unveiled, to ensure that it would allow the leader of the state Senate to run for re-election in 2008. The initiative’s drafters made minor changes and filed the amended version with the Attorney General’s Office to satisfy concerns raised by an attorney for Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland. “We think it was clear from the beginning that Senator Perata is entitled to another term under the initiative, but we wanted to be responsive to his lawyer’s concerns,” said Robin Johansen, a San Leandro attorney who helped write the initiative. “We tried to nail that down.” Supporters intend for the term-limits initiative to go on a Feb. 5 ballot next year. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would schedule California’s presidential primary on that date. California’s current term limits generally allow lawmakers to serve no more than 14 years in the Legislature – six in the Assembly and eight in the Senate. But filling less than half of someone else’s unexpired term doesn’t count toward those limits. The initiative, announced Thursday by political consultants with ties to the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, would reduce the total time lawmakers could serve to 12 years in most cases but allow them to spend all of it one house. It would give current legislators closing in on their term limits a chance at an additional four years or six years in office. Only the time a lawmaker had spent in his or her current house would count toward the 12-year limit. So a senator who spent six years in the Assembly and is approaching eight years in the Senate could still run for another four-year Senate term in 2008 if the initiative qualifies for the February ballot and is approved by voters. Similarly, an Assembly member who would be termed out next year under the current limits could run for up to three more two-year terms in that house. Perata’s concerns about the initiative stemmed from the fact that he was elected to the Senate in 1998 to finish the term of fellow Democrat Barbara Lee, who had won a seat in Congress. The exception in the current term-limits law covering lawmakers who fill less than half of an unexpired term allowed him to run for re-election in 2000 and 2004. He will have served nearly 10 years in the Senate by the time voters go to the polls in November 2008. Some of the language in the initiative filed Thursday by political consultants Gale Kaufman and Matthew Dowd raised concerns that Perata’s extra time in the Senate would prevent him from seeking another term. To ease those concerns, the initiative was amended to drop language defining when a year of service in the Legislature would begin, Johansen said. Other wording was added, emphasizing that the new term limits would not apply to less than half of someone else’s unexpired term. Perata’s attorney, Lance Olson, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Backers hope to put the initiative on the February ballot next year and need to collect the valid signatures of at least 694,354 registered voters to do it. A bill moving swiftly through the Legislature would schedule the presidential primary for Feb. 5. Approval of the measure on that ballot would allow lawmakers now facing term limits to run again in California’s regular June primary.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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More than 60 insurgent and Iraqi militia fighters killed

first_imgThe firefight between U.S. aircraft and the insurgent fighters occurred Saturday about 17 miles northwest of the capital. The aircraft observed about 25 al-Qaida insurgents carrying AK-47 assault rifles – one brandishing a rocket-propelled grenade – walking into a palm grove, the military said. “Shortly after spotting the men, the aircraft were fired upon by the insurgent fighters,” it said. The military did not say what kind of aircraft were involved but the fact that the fighters opened fire suggests they were low-flying Apache helicopters. The command said more than 20 of the group were killed and four vehicles were destroyed. No Iraqi civilians or U.S. soldiers were hurt. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more than 60 insurgent and militia fighters in intense battles over the weekend, with most of the casualties believed to have been al-Qaida fighters, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Embassy, meanwhile, joined a broad swath of Iraqi politicians – both Shiite and Sunni – in criticizing a nonbinding U.S. Senate resolution seen here as a recipe for splitting the country along sectarian and ethnic lines. The U.S. military also announced the death of an American soldier killed Saturday in a roadside bombing and gunfire attack in eastern Baghdad. There were 62 U.S. military deaths in September, the lowest monthly toll since July 2006 when 43 American soldiers were killed, according to a preliminary Associated Press tally. U.S. aircraft killed more than 20 al-Qaida in Iraq fighters who opened fire on an American air patrol northwest of Baghdad, the U.S. command said. last_img read more

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‘Rafa Benitez would be the best appointment by Newcastle since Sir Bobby Robson’

first_img Rafa Benitez 1 Rafa Benitez would be the best and classiest manager Newcastle United have had since Sir Bobby Robson if he takes charge at St James’ Park.That’s the view of former Magpies hero Micky Quinn, amid widespread reports Benitez is on the verge of replacing Steve McClaren.The Spaniard has managed some of Europe’s elite clubs and has won an array of major honours during his long and varied career, including the Champions League and La Liga.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Quinn said: “If it does happen, he is probably the best and classiest manager we have had since Sir Bobby Robson.“When you weigh up the managers since Sir Bobby Robson, he has got to be way up there.“Look at his CV – he’s a Champions League winner. And he will have no strings attached to him. He will have his own staff and he will want to do it his own way.”But, while Quinn would welcome Benitez’s appointment, he believes the club have handled the managerial situation appallingly.McClaren has been left in charge while the club try to bring in a new man, and Quinn says it is wrong to keep the ex-England boss in limbo.He added: “Whether you like Steve McClaren or not, they have dragged it out and let Steve take the training knowing they are going to sack him.“It is an absolute shambles and if there is any integrity or decency left at Newcastle while Mike Ashley is there, they should have let him go on Saturday night [after the 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth] and killed it there.”last_img read more

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SHOCK AS MAN UNITED TRY TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN FROM MAN CITY!

first_imgManchester United have contacted close rivals Manchester City to make discreet enquiries into the availability of second choice goalkeeper Shay Given, it is being claimed this weekend.Several British sports websites say the move happened after the David De Gea deal may not go through with the Spaniard preferring to stay in Spain.The 20 year old stopper had recently suggested that he would not mind staying with Atletico Madrid – and and also previously claimed that he would notify the media once the U21′s European Championship is over. There is concern at Old Trafford that he will remain at Atletico and the board have therefore asked about Given.The 35 year old Irishman has been at Manchester City since 2009 but has been playing second fiddle to current England number one Joe Hart.Speculation has been high regarding an exit for Shay Given who almost left the club in January to find more first team action and numerous Premiership clubs have been monitoring his situation.The latest club to be linked with the Lifford man is Aston Villa. One site reports: “Whether Manchester City would be prepared to sell the keeper to their rivals is another matter, they realise that Given is too good a player to be left on the bench and should Given ask to move on, they may just grant him his wish, regardless of which team it might be.”According to other reports Aston Villa are interested in Shay.The Daily Mail claims new Villa manager Alex McLeish is eyeing the Republic of Ireland keeper.Former Villa No 1 Brad Friedel recently left to join Tottenham and McLeish is now hunting in earnest for a replacement.However, while the Scot may see Given as a perfect successor, City’s asking price may prove an insurmountable hurdle for the former Birmingham boss. Celtic and West Bromwich Albion are also believed to be interested.SHOCK AS MAN UNITED TRY TO SIGN SHAY GIVEN FROM MAN CITY! was last modified: June 25th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Liffordman united bid for shay givenlast_img read more

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GOVERNMENT MUST HELP FAMILIES PAY FOR NEW SEPTIC TANKS, SAY DONEGAL TDS

first_imgTWO Donegal TDs have called on the Government to help families pay for septic tank upgrades.Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn spoke out as the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan announced a reduced inspection fee for septic tanks.Mr Hogan said the fee will be reduced from €50 to €5 for the first three months when the charge is introduced in April in an incentive to get tank owners to register early. But Donegal Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn are more concerned about the potential €10,000 costs some families may face after inspection.They have called on the Government to make funds available to assist families in upgrading their septic tanks.In a joint statement, they said: “The Government must come out with a clear indication that any upgrading of household septic tanks will be fully funded by the Department of Environment. Anything less is unacceptable.“By failing to comply with EEC/EU directives dating back to 1975, consecutive governments have failed both the public and the environment. It is only with the threat of EU fines that this government responded with bully boy legislation which is heavy on punishment but light on supports. It is grossly unfair to expect rural households to foot the bill for years of government incompetence.” They said Sinn Féin fully supports protecting our water supply and the wider environment. But the government must announce, sooner rather than later, that proper funding will be made available to households, they said.Their statement concluded: “This funding must fully cover any upgrading required to comply with new septic tank standards.“The current situation is farcical. We have legislation that demands the registration of septic tanks and the upgrading of these septic tanks but no standards to assess them by and no financial assistance for households to carry out the necessary work.“Sinn Féin will not be calling for householders to register their septic tanks until the standards are published by the government and until we are satisfied that this standards are fair and workable.”  GOVERNMENT MUST HELP FAMILIES PAY FOR NEW SEPTIC TANKS, SAY DONEGAL TDS was last modified: February 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chargesHoganPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNPearse Dohertyseptic tankslast_img read more

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MEN WHO WRECKED AN GRIANAN FORT GET SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCES

first_imgTwo young men who were part of a gang who went on the rampage at one of Ireland’s most historic sites have been jailed for a month each.Raymond McCormick, 20, and William Sweeney, 20, appeared before Buncrana District Court today.The men had been remanded in custody since the last sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Monday last. Garda Eddie Doherty recounted how the two accused were part of a group of 40 people who had gone on a rampage of destruction at An Grianan Fort in Burt.He revealed how a drink-fuelled party took place at the ancient fort last weekend.When he arrived he found a scene of carnage in which revelers had defecated in a holy well and on walkways.William Sweeney leaves the court.Beer cans and even women’s underwear was found strewn on the inside of the courts and parts of the fort had even been dismantled by the revelers.Tourists visiting the ancient site from as far away as America and China had witnessed the scenes and had also been verbally abused.The two accused had been charged with causing criminal damage by throwing cans and also some ancient stones fro the fort.Solicitor for the two accused, Patsy Gallagher, said it was “outrageous” that stonemasons from Leitrim were transported to the site at a cost of €900.“This is a personal view but I think it is outrageous that a Government Department take people from Leitrim to fix a wall.Maymond McCormick leaves the court. PIcs copyright Donegal Daily“There are members of the Office of Public Works in Letterkenny who could have done this.“I think this was an extra expense for these people to come all the way for Leitrim,” he said.However, Judge Paul Kelly said the court was not talking about fixing a wall!“This is a 3,000 national artifact. These people were from the National Monuments District and I’m actually surprised the is as low as it is and I’m surprised they will be able to repair it at all,” he said.Mr Gallagher added that he just could not understand that there were not people locally who could fix the monument.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison he could not understand why the monument was damaged in the first place.Mr Gallagher stressed that his client were two of 40 people and they were not the main culprits.Judge Kelly replied “Nobody forced them to come here and nobody forced to tank themselves up with drink.”Desecration: The damage done at An Grianan FortSolicitor Gallagher said he was seeking bail to allow the men to pay the €900 costs.Sweeney had an address at Ballybane, Creggan, Derry and McCormick had an address at Oaklands Park, Creggan, Derry.Garda Supt Harrison said he was objecting to the men’s release as they lived across the border.“Their addresses are in Derry City. They have no residence here. If they got bail we would never see them again or the €900.“The OPW have been extremely reasonably in their figures and I would ask they be remanded in custody until the money is paid,” he said.Judge Kelly replied that the accused were no getting out until the money was paid.After the matter was adjourned, solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the money was in court to pay the OPW.He said that having spent almost a week in prison both men were trembling with fear at the thought of going back behind bars.“They have never seen inside a Garda station before this, nevermind a prison cell for a week,” said Mr Gallagher.He pleaded with Judge Kelly not to send them back to prison saying it was very unlikely they would appear in court again.Judge Kelly “They are very fortunate to have family willing to stand by them and bail them out. They may be able to prevail upon their comrades, the other people involved, to pay their part.“What they did on this day and specially the treatment of visitors was absolutely appalling – intimidating and harassing an American woman and Chinese family. It will not be tolerated,” said Judge Kelly.He sentenced both men to one month in prison but suspended the sentence for 12 months.“If you appear before me again in that time this sentence will be activated,” he said.MEN WHO WRECKED AN GRIANAN FORT GET SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCES was last modified: July 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Grianan FortBURTJudge Paul KellyRaymond McCormickWilliam Sweeneylast_img read more

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Driver pulled from burning pickup truck

first_img• Photo Gallery: 10/07: Spectacular crash ONTARIO — A Rancho Cucamonga man who crashed his truck into a power pole was pulled to safety by a Daily Bulletin reporter and an Ontario police officer on Friday, just seconds before the vehicle burst into flames. The man, identified by his wife as 36-year-old Edrick Washington, was driving west on Fourth Street between 70 and 80 mph when a taxi stopped in front of him to make an illegal U-turn, said Ontario police Officer Craig Ansman. Washington swerved to avoid the taxi and crashed into the pole, Ansman said. Washington’s truck burst into flames just as the reporter and police officer pulled him through the window of the truck. Barrera tried to open the door, but it was jammed. Ontario police Cpl. Colleen Marquez arrived and saw Barrera. At first she told him to move away from the truck for his safety, but when she saw a man trapped in the vehicle, she turned to Barrera for help. “I said, ‘Grab an arm, grab an arm,’ and we just pulled him right out of the window,” Marquez said. The pair rescued Washington from the red Dodge Ram truck as acrid black smoke spilled out of the vehicle. Within seconds, the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. Fred Rumsey, a resident at the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park next door, and Scott Ehrig, a passing motorist, helped pull the man farther away and behind a nearby sign to shield him from the flames. Ehrig, a first-aid and CPR instructor for the American Red Cross, said he checked the man’s vital signs before paramedics arrived. Police said the incident is still under investigation. Officers interviewed the cab driver at the accident scene and let him go. “The primary cause of the collision is still going to be speed, with an associated factor of the other vehicle making an illegal U-turn,” Ansman said. Nine Ontario firefighters put out the fire in just a few minutes, Perez said. Barrera, who reports on the cities of Upland and Montclair, said it was the corporal’s quick decision to help pull the man out of the truck that saved Washington’s life. “I did what anybody else would have done,” Barrera said. — Melissa Pinion-Whitt can be reached at (909) 483-9378 or by e-mail at m_pinion-whitt@dailybulletin.com.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Paramedics rushed Washington to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton with compound fractures to both legs and possible internal injuries, Ontario firefighters said. He was in very critical condition, said Ontario fire Capt. Roy Hulse. Doctors had to perform surgery, which Washington made it through, Ontario fire Capt. Marty Perez said. The crash, which occurred about 1 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Fourth Street, knocked out power to the Daily Bulletin and a nearby mobile-home park. Reporters and other employees who heard the impact dashed outside to see what happened. When the driver yelled for help, reporter Edward Barrera of West Covina ran to the side of his truck. The driver was slumped down in the seat, Barrera said. “I saw flames flickering at his feet, and I think that’s what prompted him to prop himself up,” Barrera said.last_img read more

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