Badminton on Way to SCC Title

first_imgSports Badminton on Way to SCC Title By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Monday, March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Noemi Diaz leaps for a shot during PCC’s win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Friday, image by Richard QuintonSometimes the second meeting between a pair of rivals dictates the true difference between one competitive team and another. So when the Pasadena City College women’s badminton team zipped through a 20-1 home win over East Los Angeles Friday, it’s clear that the Lancers are the class of the South Coast Conference this season.PCC is 4-0 under rookie head coach Jennifer Ho and even with eight SCC matches left, the Lancers have already put on a dominating display against the conference’s other three teams. PCC is 66-2 in individual singles and doubles play matches.Ho has tried different lineups to keep her team from getting complacent. In this match, No. 1 player Rebecca Tzou topped ELAC’s No. 1 Chuyan Lao, 21-8, 21-8, and No. 2 Cova Mak, 21-5, 21-1. At No. 2, sophomore Karina Bustillos suffered PCC’s lone defeat, a 21-17, 21-12 loss to Lao, and beat Mak, 21-18, 21-6.“Karina usually plays lower ladder, so this was an opportunity to improve her game against some better competition,” Ho said. “She played well and so did Noemi Diaz, who has made some big leaps as a player.”Diaz, at No. 6 singles, rallied from 1-0 down to win her match v. LiTing Wu, 9-21, 21-19, 21-17, and she defeated No. 5 Catherine Vong, 21-8, 21-16. Other singles winners were No. 3 Eugenia Mendez, No. 4 Priscilla Lam, and No. 5 Thu Nguyen. The trio all won in sweeps.In doubles, Tzou teamed with Zin Win Maw at No. 1 and they downed Huskies’ No. 1 Lao-Mak, 21-9, 21-7, and the No. 2 Mei Mei-Phyliss Ho, 21-4, 21-3. At No. 2 doubles, Mendez and Carmina Ortiz won 21-4, 21-7 and 21-3, 21-5. The No. 3 team were sophomore twins Yingwen and Yinghong Lin, who won their match over Vong-Wu, 21-7, 21-8.PCC plays today at the Coast Conference Tournament at Skyline College in Northern California (San Bruno). Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News Business News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Buy gas, get internet and TV: PGN takes it all to fund gas pipe expansion

first_imgTop gas distributor PGN, a state-owned publicly listed company, is looking to sell internet and cable TV services to fund the expansion of Indonesia’s household gas pipe program, known locally as jargas.PGN’s freshly appointed president director, Suko Hartono, said on Monday the company sought to expand its existing fiber optic cable network to deliver such “gasnet” services for residential customers.The fiber optic network, built into PGN’s gas pipe network, is currently managed by subsidiary PT PGAS Telekomunikasi Nusantara (Pgascom) for internal and business-to-business communications.“When installing fiber optic, the biggest cost is digging, and we have already done that for our pipes,” Suko told lawmakers at the House of Representatives in Jakarta.“We are doing this program to make the jargas program more economical,” he added.At the government’s behest, PGN is expected to connect 316,000 new homes to its gas pipe network this year, 84 percent of which were to be connected using state funds.However, the government cut program funding such that only 40 percent of the targeted homes will be connected using state coffers. The difference will be diverted to tackle COVID-19 and jump-start the economy. Thus, PGN is left to find new means of financing the gas pipe program. The company also expects the gasnet program to lure investment into developing gas pipe infrastructure, said Suko.“So, going forward, a house could get gas, cable TV and internet and pay around Rp 300,000 to Rp 500,000,” he added, estimating installation costs.Topics :last_img read more

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GNPC aim to sponsor other sports in Ghana

first_imgLeading sponsors of the Stars, GNPC,have now seet sights on supporting others sports in Ghana as they have just done by helping the GOC send the athletes to Rio for the Olympic Games.The Petroleum firm made their intention known at the cocktail party to send off Ghana’s contingent for the Rio Olympics.This was made through the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alex Mould, who revealed that one of their cornerstone pillars is to support sports in their cooperate social responsibility  and as such will be supporting other sports in Ghana.“Everybody knows GNPC supports the Black Stars but they do not know we support other sports also. We are discussing with the various sporting bodies and the Ministry of Sports to see how we can assist in ensuring that Ghana steps up once again to the pedestal everybody knows us to be,” he said.“We will be supporting hockey, swimming, boxing and other various areas. We will be working with Ministry of Sports as well as the various sporting bodies to ensure that we support you in the years coming so that we are able to qualify many athletes for the next Olympic Games to be hosted in Japan.”GNPC supported Team Ghana with a whopping $120,000 for Rio Olympic Games.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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