PBA D-League: JRU repulses Batangas for 2nd win

first_imgBen&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims His turnover in the final minute, however, spelled the demise of Team Batangas, which reeled to its second defeat.Sedurifa paced Batangas with 18 points and six rebounds, while CJ Isit chipped in 12 markersThe Scores:JRU 70 – Grospe 20, Teodoro 18, Bautista 9, Lopez 7, Dela Virgen 6, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Sawat 2, Mate 0, Sabellina 0, Pontejos 0.ADVERTISEMENT BATANGAS 65 – Sedurifa 18, Isit 12, Fortu 9, Ablaza 9, Dela Pena 4, Sara 3, De Joya 3, Mendoza 3, Laude 2, Inciong 2, Anderson 0, Revadavia 0, Delfinado 0, Menor 0.Quarters: 18-18, 34-38, 55-44, 70-65.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PBA IMGAESJose Rizal University fended off a tough Batangas crew, 70-65, to grab its second win in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Ervin Grospe came up big for the Heavy Bombers with 20 points and three rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Tey Teodoro also had 18 markers, seven of which came in the third quarter where JRU erected an 11-point lead, 53-42, midway through the period.“Just like every time, I tell my players to keep playing. Our defense today was a big improvement compared to our last game,” said coach Vergel Meneses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Heavy Bombers joined AMA Online Education as early leaders this conference with identical 2-0 cards.Joseph Sedurifa kept the Batangueños in the game and pulled them within three, 61-58, halfway through the fourth. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments Serena, Venus set up dream Australian Open finallast_img read more

Liberia, Ivory Coast Agree on Areas of Cooperation

first_imgLiberia and Ivory Coast have begun to strengthen their diplomatic and economic relationship to ensure that citizens of both countries, especially those at the border communities, many of whom share the same dialects and are inter-married, continue to live in peace.  In ensuring this plan works, the leaders of both countries, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Ivoirian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, have initiated what is termed as the meeting of Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders (JCCE).  In an effort to continue on this peaceful path and ensure more cohesion among citizens of both countries, President Ouattara and President Sirleaf have expressed the desire to organize another meeting of the JCCE in Guiglo in July next year.  According to a communiqué signed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where President Sirleaf paid a two-day working visit, (April 26 & 27) the meeting continued the dialogue and consultations launched by the two countries in the Southeastern city of Zwedru.   The Zwedru meeting was attended by several hundred traditional chiefs and elders from bordering communities in Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Maryland and River Gee counties of Liberia, as well as those from Guiglo, Danané, Tabou and Tai of Ivory Coast.  Also in attendance were authorities from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), as well as government officials of the two countries. Justice Minister, Cllr. Benedict Sannoh signed for Liberia while the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, S.E.M. Charles Koffi Diby signed for Ivory Coast.   The Ivorian leader reaffirmed the solidarity to the Government and people of Liberia, deeply scarred by the consequences of the Ebola virus disease and congratulated President Sirleaf and the Government for the remarkable efforts in the fight against the epidemic.  For her part, President Sirleaf expressed the wish that Liberia could benefit from the expertise of Ivory Coast especially in the development of agriculture to ensure food security.  On the international scene, the two leaders discussed various presidential elections, especially in the ECOWAS sub-region and expressed the desire that these elections will be held in a free, fair and peaceful atmosphere. They were particularly pleased with the democratic conduct and the peaceful elections in Nigeria and congratulated the people of that country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Standard’ snapper threatened over Jamal photo

first_img“Just responding to threatening calls am receiving; Am not responsible for the Jamal photo in our paper. I take action pictures in the stadium during matches and that’s all!” Ondego who has won the Kenyan Premier League photographer of the year thrice posted on his Face Book wall.Speaking to Capital Sport, Ondego said the phone calls have been relentless since the country awoke to the shocking photo showing Mohammed covered in a plume of smoke from a Shisha pipe alongside that of the player in action for Stars against the Super Eagles.“I understand he has been looking for my number and there are also those who are saying he is intending to sue but the truth is, I do not cover any entertainment beat,” Ondego said on phone.“He has apparently called some editors and colleagues from other publications seeking my number but they have been professional enough to withhold it,” the former Kenya Times photographer added.This comes after more pictures of the Stars squad including Mohammed and suspended captain, Dennis Oliech, emerged on social media platform where they are snapped taking wine at the Blanket & Wines event in Nairobi on Saturday.“Then you asked why we lost the match against Nigeria SMH (shaking my head),” Ken Owen Gicharu posted on his Face Book wall alongside the picture.Mohammed was among the players criticised for a limp display as Kenya’s World Cup dreams once again crashed with a 1-0 to Group F leaders Nigeria.The Standard front page photo brought to the fore the partying lifestyle adopted by most Kenyan players especially close to important games with Mohammed among those who were supposed to be in residential training camp at the time they attended the event and later went clubbing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June7- A photographer with The Standard has received threats over the front page splash of Harambee Stars midfielder, Jamal Mohammed, smoking Shisha three days before they clashed with the Super Eagles.Award winning sports photographer, Stafford Ondego, has received threats on his mobile phone following the picture that appeared in Friday’s edition of the local daily.last_img read more

Traffic resumes on Airport Road following afternoon fire

first_imgCurtis Redpath of the Fort St. John Fire Department says they believe a tire may have come off a trailer, resulting in the creation of some sparks on the side of the road.Redpath speculates the sparks landed in a nearby ditch, causing the fire to ignite.He says the fire may have come in contact with some hay bails and dry grass, but the fire did not affect any structures within the area, and no injuries resulted from the incident.- Advertisement -The airport road was closed for a short period of time as the fire was contained, but as of approximately 3:50 p.m., emergency response vehicles have left the scene, and the regular flow of traffic has resumed.Forestry officials were also on the scene to aid in putting out the blaze.last_img

Reports – Hull City target out of favour Tottenham winger

first_img Aaron Lennon in action for Tottenham 1 Hull City have targeted Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon in a bid to improve their flailing attack.It has been reported that Tigers boss Steve Bruce is currently in talks with the England international, with both loan and permanent deals a possibility.The 27-year-old has struggled to get into Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team this term, and the Spurs’ heirachy could be willing to cash in.Lennon has made more than 300 appearances for the club since moving to North London from Leeds in 2005, scoring 30 goals in all competitions and has picked up 21 caps for England.If a move to the KC stadium is completed, then Lennon will link up with several other former Tottenham players, including Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer blow! Defensive target signs new contract

first_img Aymen Abdennour Aymen Abdennour has snubbed interest from Tottenham by signing a contract extension with Monaco.talkSPORT told you last month about growing interest in the defender, with the Tunisia international confessing Spurs were chasing him.The 25-year-old has been a constant in the Monaco side this season which has conceded just 20 goals in Ligue 1 this season.His performances had alerted the attention of clubs across Europe and it has been claimed that Tottenham have been preparing a swoop for Abdennour.However, the centre-back has now snubbed Spurs’ advances and signed a one-year contract extension with Monaco until 2019. 1last_img

Arborist taps genetics to save giant redwoods

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The workers clipped boughs from some of the preserve’s oldest and tallest trees to get genetically pure samples of some of nature’s ultimate survivors. Milarch, 58, believes these trees can provide the toughest possible stock for a kind of “genetic savings account.” He hopes that material can be used to restore old-growth redwoods in their native range up and down the state. About 95percent of the original forest has been cut down over the past few hundred years. Average mature redwoods stand between 200 and 240 feet tall and have diameters of 10 to 15 feet. The tallest trees have been measured at more than 370 feet, making coast redwoods the tallest living organisms in the world. The hardiest members of the species can live to be 2,000 years old. Redwoods have gained a prized status among nature lovers, but their high-quality timber has long been favored by home builders seeking the same durability that allows the trees to survive in the wild, which has led to widespread harvesting. Milarch said coast redwoods can reproduce themselves through a natural cloning process and by mating with other trees. A tree like Grandma could effectively be the latest incarnation of an individual tree that first saw daylight 20,000 years ago, he said. “If we’re going to pick out the strongest, longest-lived genetics, this old gal’s a survivor,” Milarch said. Horticulturists and genetic engineers plan to use the samples from the Marin County redwoods to see which of several techniques – some traditional, some cutting-edge – work best to reproduce the trees. Milarch has high hopes for the most advanced approach, known as tissue culturing, which creates exact genetic replicas by manipulating individual cells. Not everyone agrees that cloning represents the most effective way to preserve redwoods. Conservation groups have traditionally focused on curbing development and logging along the 500-mile stretch from Big Sur to the Oregon state line where most coast redwoods grow. “Protecting the habitat of the species in place – I think that’s the most important approach to conservation,” said Deborah Rogers, a redwood geneticist and director of conservation science for the San Diego County-based Center for Natural Lands Management. Rogers said a genetic storehouse that could protect the entire species from an unforeseen cataclysm caused by climate change or an imported disease would require samples from hundreds of trees across the state. Milarch hopes that samples from about 20 individual trees taken from ancient redwood stands in five distinct areas will be enough to get his restoration effort under way. Next he plans to solicit landowners and communities for plots of at least five acres where the clones will be planted and, ideally, interbreed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN GERONIMO, Calif. – When David Milarch first visited Northern California in 1968, he thought he would see avenues of coast redwoods 100 miles long. What he found instead was a “moonscape,” he said. Nearly 40 years later, the Michigan arborist has returned to the region to realize his dream of preserving and restoring the most ancient of these trees using the latest advances in genetic cloning. “What does this tree’s immune system have in it that it has survived when other trees haven’t?” Milarch asked, leaning against a massive, shaggy trunk of a redwood he’s dubbed “Grandma.” He estimates the tree is at least 800 years old. On a foggy Tuesday in Marin County, about 25 miles north of San Francisco, Milarch assembled a team of crack tree climbers who used ropes and harnesses to clamber more than 100 feet into the treetops at Roy’s Redwoods Preserve. last_img read more

‘Brokeback’ cleared way in movies

first_imgDistributor TLA Releasing will expand “Gay Movie” to San Francisco, Philadelphia and Pasadena this weekend, then to 10 other cities on Aug. 11, with the hope that good word-of-mouth will lead to an even wider release. Writer-director Todd Stevens, who made the movie for $500,000, is hoping for box office success but isn’t counting on much crossover appeal. “I didn’t even try to cross over with this film,” Stevens said. “I just went all out with the raunchiness and the gayness of it. I didn’t want to hold back for the audience that I made it for.” In contrast, the gay love story “Adam & Steve,” which TLA Releasing distributed earlier this summer, was not at all sexually explicit. Even the kisses between its two openly gay leading men, Craig Chester and Malcolm Gets, were rather tame compared with the “Brokeback” smooches. “Adam & Steve,” out on DVD on Tuesday, earned $320,000 during its theatrical run. The film also co-starred indie-favorite Parker Posey and former “Saturday Night Live” star Chris Kattan. “We had more of a mainstream approach for that film due to the talent involved,” said Lewis Tice of TLA Releasing. “We opened in 11 markets out of the gate, and that gamble really paid off because the first few weeks, it did gangbusters.” Regent Releasing, which is distributing “Shocked” and will release “Poster Boy” next weekend, also has the gay comedy “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green” still in theaters. “Unfabulous” is now in its eighth week of release and had grossed $113,153 million as of Sunday. But many gay films have trouble being booked anywhere except at art house theaters because they lack backing such as that “Brokeback” got from Universal Pictures’ specialty film division Focus Features. “The average multiplexes at the neighborhood malls are making their decisions pretty much on supply from major studios,” said Regent Releasing founder and chairman Paul Colichman, producer of “Gods and Monsters,” “Tom & Viv” and other indie films. “If major studios are marketing a film with major stars, they’ll probably take it. They take what is given to them, more or less. For a gay indie film theatrically, the art houses are critically important.” Maria Maggenti, whose first lesbian film, “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love,” had a successful theatrical run 10 years ago, is hoping her second big-screen directorial effort, “Puccini for Beginners,” will have similar good fortune. But she is anything but overconfident. “I think society at large has become more accepting in a lot of ways in terms of mainstream media. But the film business, in terms of distribution outlets, has shrunk, so it’s a lot harder,” she said. Still, Colichman said any kind of buzz from a theatrical run or film festival can set a movie up well for ancillary markets as DVD and video on demand. Regent Releasing will debut “Shocked” simultaneously on its Here! pay television channel and in its limited theatrical run. “As long as people are seeing the product, it doesn’t make a difference if they are seeing it on their computer, cell phone or cable or satellite feed for TV,” Colichman said. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want 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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“There was a huge fear or belief that you couldn’t tell a story with a gay hero and have it make money. A well-made movie with a good story trumps everything. It’s not just a victory for gay rights; it’s a victory for humanity.” “Brokeback,” which received an Oscar nomination this year for Best Picture, did something no other same-sex love story had ever done before: It crossed over to the mainstream and grossed $83 million domestically. The question now is when, or if, another gay film will achieve similar commercial success. As executive director of Outfest, one of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals in the U.S., Stephen Gutwillig has seen the fortunes of the genre ebb and flow since he began in 1999. But he sees an upswing on the horizon. “I’m optimistic because `Brokeback Mountain” is no harder to replicate than any other great movie that Hollywood has produced,” he said. “No one really knows how to do it, but they will never stop trying and will succeed every now and then. This particular film has simply broadened their definition of what a great American film can be and what a highly profitable film can be.” Where “Brokeback” aimed high artistically, the raucous “Gay Movie” aims strictly for “American Pie”-type laughs. It opened in just two theaters last Friday – one in Los Angeles and one in New York – and made $16,000 per screen. After Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as cowboy lovers in “Brokeback Mountain,” there has been no shortage of gay characters on the big screen this summer. This weekend alone, Robin Williams plays a gay man in “The Night Listener,” opening wide Friday, and gay characters are front and center in the limited releases “Quinceanera” and “Shock to the System: A Donald Strachey Mystery.” In addition, the rowdy indie comedy “Another Gay Movie” begins the second weekend of its run, and the gay love story “Vacationland” opened in New York on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the indie films “Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Groomsmen” feature Steve Carell and John Leguiizamo, respectively, in major gay roles central to the plot. “`Brokeback Mountain’ broke down barriers that have existed for a long time,” said actor Chad Allen, the openly gay actor who stars as a gay detective in “Shock to the System.” last_img

Magical McSharry claims back her national record

first_imgIreland’s 50m Freestyle Irish Record was twice broken today on opposite sides of the world as Danielle Hill first and then Mona McSharry took hundredths of a second each from McSharry’s February standard of 25.60. Hill was swimming in the 50m Freestyle Final at the Commonwealth Games and touched in 25.56 for a record that lasted just 8 hours, McSharry winning the Final in Dublin in 25.54. The Marlins swimmer, who collected her fourth gold of the week commented ‘I was really happy to get that record in February so to be able to maintain it is fantastic. It’s been a good week and I’m looking forward to getting ready for the summer internationals now’.There was further success for Irish athletes at Commonwealth Games as both Conor Ferguson and Jordan Sloan made it through to semi-finals this morning. Ferguson, swimming in the 50m Backstroke progressed from his semi-final in fifth place to his second final of the week after a 25.60 second swim, while Jordan Sloan reached the 100m Freestyle semi-final in 49.72 and went on to finish 15th overall in 49.88.Back in Dublin, Shane Ryan was under European Championships consideration time for the second time this week, in his favoured 100m Backstroke this time. Ryan was just one tenth of a second off his Irish Record winning gold in a time of 53.93. Also impressive in that event National Centre Dublin (NCD) and Ennis swimmer Rory McEvoy claimed silver in a best time of 54.66.Maria Godden secured European Junior Championship and World Youth Olympic Games consideration times in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle this morning. The Kilkenny swimmer concentrated on the 100m Backstroke for the finals winning her second Backstroke gold of the week in 1:03.15. Silver and bronze medallists in the event Rebecca Reid (1:03.98) and Ellen Cassidy (1:04.24) were also under European Juniors consideration time.16-year-old Victoria Catterson of Ards secured her consideration time for the European Junior Championships in 2:04.13 and took her first Irish Title in the 200m Freestyle. The National Club Swimming Association’s (NCSA) Claire Tuggle, a rising US star, was first home in the event in 1:59.11 for commemorative gold, she was the only swimmer under the 2-minute mark. Alfie Kelly of Dolphin Swimming Club in Cork also went under the European Juniors time to win the 1500m Freestyle Final. Kelly clocked 16:01.75 ahead of Daniel Wiffen (16:25.78) and Denis Kilbride (16:45.75)National Centre Dublin and Trojan swimmer Ben Griffin was the clear winner in the 200m Individual Medley with a best time of 2:03.10.Aer Lingus set the first relay record of the week when Jordan Byrne, Alex Murphy, Lucy Thornton and Aisling Haughey combined for a time of 4:03.63. A new Olympic event for 2020, 2018 is the first time the 400m Mixed Medley Relay has been included in the National Championships.Competition in Dublin continues tomorrow and in Gold Coast through to Tuesday.Press Releases will be issued daily. Full Results Day 4Men 1500 Freestyle Final: 1st A Kelly DOL 16.01.75 / T Derybshire BATH 15.07.07* 2nd D Wiffen LISB 16.25.78 / B Driscoll NCSA 15.39.20* 3rd D Kilbride NRS 16.45.75 / H Curley NCSA 15.45.01*Women 200 Freestyle Final: 1st V Catterson 2.04.13 / C Tuggle NSCA 1.59.11* 2nd R Bethel LISB 2.04.25 / G Coates BATH 2.00.59* 3rd J Knox BANB 2.05.44 / Olivier EEUX 2.01.87*Male 200 IM Final: 1st B Griffin TROJ 2.03.10 2nd G Quinn LONG 2.04.69 / S Conway NCSA 2.04.22* 3rd C Mc Carthy NCL 2.07.78Female 100 Backstroke Final: 1st M Godden KILK 1.03.15 / I Stadden NSCA 1.00.06* 2nd R Reid ARDS 1.03.15 / P Bacon NCSA 1.00.09* 3rd E Cassidy DOL 1.04.24 / A Kapeller NCSA 1.02.85*Men 100 Backstroke Final: 1st S Ryan NAC 53.96 2nd R Mc Evoy NCDE 54.88 / C Walker-Hebborn BATH 54.23* 3rd S McNicholl TEMP 58.10Women 50 Freestyle Final: 1st M McSharry MARL 25.54 2nd E Riordan UCD 26.16 / K Stark EEUX 25.65* 3rd K Kavanagh UCD 26.79 / T Bates NCSA 25.77*Men 50 Freestyle Final: 1st R Powell ATH 23.26 / W Davis NCSA 22.85* 2nd D Prendergast NCDKK 23.50 3rd J McMillan BAN 23.60 / D Madej NCSA 23.32*Mixed 4×100 IM Relay Team: 1st ALS 4.03.63 / NCSA A 3.53.20* 2nd DOL 4.14.04 / NCSA B 3.56.03* 3rd SLIGO 4.29.95 / NCSA C 3.57.27**Foreign Teams – take Commemorative Medals Mona McSharry. Picture: David Kiberd. Commonwealth Games Results/ScheduleSaturday 7th AprilMen 50m Backstroke       Conor Ferguson           H 25.79 (4th)        SF 25.60 (5th)Men 100m Freestyle        Calum Bain                  H 50.47 (22nd)David Thompson         H 50.22 21st)Jordan Sloan               H 49.72 (12th)     SF 49.88 (15th)Women 50m Freestyle     Danielle Hill                 H 26.02 (13th)     SF 25.80 (8th)      F 25.56 (8th) ISRSunday 8th AprilMen 50m Breaststroke                  Jamie GrahamWomen 100m Freestyle                Danielle HillMen 100m Butterfly                       Curtis Coulter, James BrownMen 50m Backstroke Final           Conor Ferguson 12.31pm Consideration Times Met (selection of athletes for all events will be made at a later date)European Junior Swimming Championships, 4th – 8th July 2018, Helsinki, FinlandNiamh Coyne (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Amelia Kane (400m IM), Jack McMillan (100m Freestyle), Robbie Powell (100m Freestyle), Julia Knox (400m IM), Ellen Walshe (200m Butterfly), Cadan McCarthy (400m IM), Maria Godden (200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke), Rebecca Reid (100m Backstroke), Victoria Catterson (200m Freestyle), Ellen Cassidy (100m Backstroke), Alfie Kelly (1500m Freestyle)LEN European Swimming Championships, 2nd – 10th August 2018, Glasgow, ScotlandDarragh Greene (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Mona McSharry (100m Breaststroke), Shane Ryan (100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke), Conor Ferguson (100m Backstroke), Jordan Sloan (200m Freestyle), Brendan Hyland (200m Butterfly)World Youth Olympic Games, 6th – 18th October 2018, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMona McSharry (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Niamh Coyne (100m Breaststroke), Jack McMillan (100m Freestyle), Robbie Powell (100m Freestyle), Maria Godden (100m Backstroke)last_img read more

TIPS FOR A SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND

first_imgWith the approach of the Labor Day weekend, Jackson County Sheriff Chip Hall asks all citizens to join him in making this Labor Day holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.Traditionally during the Labor Day weekend, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year.  The Sheriff reminds all Jackson County residents to follow these safety tips:Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you.  Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road.When passing an automobile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car you intend to pass.  You will know instantly if the car is about to veer – giving you an extra few seconds to respond.You should pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind the car in front.  This should give you some time and space to build up speed and will enable you to pull back into your own lane should the need arise.  Never cut abruptly out of your lane into the opposite lane when passing.Always signal your intentions with your brake lights, turn signals, horn, and/or headlights so that other drivers will see you well before you change course.Drivers should always “aim high” in steering.  That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you.  Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as on-coming ones.Never follow too close.  Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop.  Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tail-gated, on a slippery road, or in low visibility conditions.“Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving.  Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers.  Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Hall said in closing.  “Let’s make this Labor Day weekend a safe one on the roads in Jackson County.”If you need to reach the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, call 586-4355 or 586-8901.  Our Crime Stoppers Hotline is 631-1125.  Visit us on the web at sheriff.jacksonnc.org.last_img read more