Santos sink Barbican on penalties

first_imgSantos FC booked their spot in the Magnum/KSAFA Super League final with a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Barbican FC at the Constant Spring Field on Saturday night.It was a close game throughout and ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time, as both teams missed many easy chances at goal.Jodaine Redwood missed in sudden death for Miguel Coley’s Barbican, before Clive Jarrett converted the winning kick for the Carlton Dennis coached Santos.Santos will now meet Cavalier SC in the final.last_img read more

Wolves beat Knicks, clinch first winning record since 2005

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns will finish with a winning record for the first time in his career.His Minnesota Timberwolves have much bigger goals, and a rough road ahead to achieve them.ADVERTISEMENT Hardaway opened it with a 3-pointer a converted a go-ahead three-point play during what became a 15-0 run to open the second half and give New York a 63-57 lead. He scored 19 in the third quarter.“Just trying to do anything I can to put my team on my back and just carry the young guys out there on the floor,” Hardaway said. “I think we did a great job of getting stops defensively and using that to our advantage and pushing the pace.”Jamal Crawford settled the Wolves down and shot them back into the lead midway through the period, and Minnesota took an 84-82 edge to the fourth.The Wolves regained control with a 14-5 surge that made it 101-89 on Towns’ three-point play, but Hardaway had one last push that cut it to four in the closing minutes.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Derrick Rose didn’t travel with the Wolves because of a sprained right ankle. … Minnesota had lost all three road games against Atlantic Division teams.Knicks: G Emmanuel Mudiay, acquired from Denver at the trade deadline, started and played the first five minutes, then didn’t return. He was scoreless and the Knicks were outscored by eight points while he was in. … Former Knicks guard Nate Robinson attended the game … New York has lost eight straight against Washington, its next opponent. The Knicks visit the Wizards on Sunday.SOFT SPOTOther than a visit to Philadelphia on Saturday, the Wolves began a soft part of their schedule with Friday’s game. The three after Philadelphia are against Memphis, Atlanta and Dallas, who like the Knicks, are all among the worst teams in the league.PUTTING UP THE POINTS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Hardaway had has fifth 30-point game of the season. He had scored 30 only twice in 281 career games coming this season.“I think he knows he’s got to score some points for us,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Without (Kristaps Porzingis) out there, not only does KP score points, he draws the attention, and so it opens up for a lot of other guys to get shots off and get some points. So, without that, Tim’s got to.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: Visit Philadelphia on Saturday.Knicks: Visit Washington on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img “We have a lot more work to do and we have a lot more games in front of us that are just as important as tonight,” Towns said.The All-Star center had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Timberwolves clinched their first winning record in 13 years by beating the New York Knicks 108-104 on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTaj Gibson scored 18 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Wolves improve to 42-31. They came into the night tied with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference. Nemanja Bjelica also had 17 points.“I was 110 percent nervous because I knew the stakes,” Gibson said. “I knew this was one of those games you really don’t want to let go, just knowing how things are going in the standings and knowing there’s so many games left to play.” View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Timberwolves hadn’t finished with a winning record since going 44-38 in 2004-05, the season after their last playoff appearance. Minnesota is trying to end the NBA’s longest current postseason drought.“We’re trying to change things here,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to do it game by game, day by day and not skip over anything.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 39 points for the Knicks, who have dropped two in a row after winning two straight following a nine-game losing streak. Enes Kanter had 11 points and 15 rebounds.Minnesota led by as much as 16 and never trailed in the first half, but ended up with a tough time.The Knicks cut it to nine by halftime, then came back with Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina as the starting backcourt and an unusually strong start to the third quarter that mostly gives them fits.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ZMapp Drugs ‘Cured’ 100 Monkeys

first_imgMultiple news agencies announced Saturday, that ZMapp had cured 100 percent of monkeys that were inoculated with a different strain of Ebola in a Canadian study of the virus.According to researchers, health officials and medical teams, the vaccine has not undergone the normal human clinical trial stages. However, a small handful of infected people agreed to be injected with the vaccine.CBCNews.com reported yesterday that one Ebola survivor now pleads with the vaccine manufacturer to hurry with the production of the drug.The drug that is being referred to as a “monumental achievement,” only had about 20 doses in stock, and all have been exhausted.Researchers said once a living host has been sick for too long, there are those instances wherein possible treatments cannot turn back the damage already done to the body by the hemorrhagic virus.According to USA Today, a newspaper circulated across that country, of the small amount of people who have received the vaccine, only two have died.  These were “a Spanish priest and a Liberian doctor.” This  means it could be that they may have received the vaccine too late, the newspaper said.The monkeys which were given a lethal strain of Ebola recovered, and were given the drug five days after infection.With only a small number of Ebola patients testing the drug, it is hard for researchers to conclude whether it is the main reason for the patient’s recovery.In the wake of numbers of Ebola cases increasing in West Africa, health officials, medical teams and pharmaceutical researchers have scrambled to find a treatment of the virus to help reduce and contain the spread of the epidemic in the West African affected countries.Thomas Geisbert, an Ebola expert, said one of the infected Americans, Kent Brantly, didn’t just receive the vaccine but he also had a blood transfusion from an Ebola patient who survived — so his case isn’t one hundred percent ZMapp.The research report,  published in the Journal Nature, states that humans should receive three scheduled doses to optimize the efficacy for recovery. While the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimates that the current outbreak will infect more than 18,000 people, Gary Kobinger, who works for Canada’s Public Health Agency, said the drug is manufactured by a bio processing plant in Kentucky, and can only produce 20 to 40 doses per month. But the question remains, does Zmapp work for humans? Kobinger told The Washington Post, “I think it strongly supports that concept, but it’s not proven.”The spokesman for the owner of the Kentucky Bio processing plant believes that the three doses are theory.  Since conclusive human studies have not been done, the real issue is to have everyone’s focus on the clinical, and development steps to help find the correct dosing requirements, and speed up processing, he said.ZMapp could obtain approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in six month, maybe less, under their accelerated review titles.So far, Kobinger said, none of the animals tested has  shown any side effects. He also indicated that the Zaire Ebola strain now appears to be mutating as it moves from host to host, and researchers can’t be sure that Zmapp will solve the Ebola problem.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Music to his Ears

first_imgOn Sept. 30, Reinecke, 72, will be at the helm of the symphony as it opens its 75th Diamond Jubilee season at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School. This will also mark the beginning of his final season with the symphony, in which he was a violinist. “It’s been a great run, but it’s time for me to retire,” Reinecke said from his home in Arcadia. The symphony’s board of directors does not have a successor in mind at this time, said Dorothea Cummings, the symphony’s publicity and advertising manager. Reinecke’s decision is based not on health or age, but on his desire to travel with his wife of 52 years, Suzanne, 73. “I am just anxious for some free time to be able to travel internationally with my wife,” he said. “I just want to be able to do what retired people do and have no obligations on my time except for my family.” Reinecke, who grew up in Montebello and graduated from Whittier College, described the jobs of conductor and musical director as year-round, since plans for the next season are made as soon as the current one ends. His work is double since he is also the conductor of the Pasadena Community Orchestra. The work with the Pasadena group began when Reinecke was an assistant professor of music at Pasadena City College. “It was part of the curriculum,” he said, “and when it was dropped, we continued the orchestra independently.” For now, he plans to continue his 30-year relationship with the Pasadena Community Orchestra, which has its season from November through June. Reinecke, who began playing the violin at age 7, will begin rehearsals for the Rio Hondo Symphony in about a week’s time. “I am really excited about this year’s program,” he said. “It’s going to be very special.” Cummings agrees. “We are so excited about the piece of music the board commissioned especially for our 75th anniversary,” she said. “Celebration for an Orchestra,” is a short piece composed by Williametta Spencer, a world-renowned composer and educator from Whittier. “It will premiere on the 30th and will introduce each concert for the entire season,” Cummings said. Reinecke is excited about leading the orchestra through this piece at the beginning of each show. “It will be the first time the public will hear it, and that is always something special,” he said. Another highlight for him will be the performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Orchestrating this particular piece of music will allow Reinecke to have conducted all of Beethoven’s symphonies during his career – a personal goal. “It’s a nice opportunity and a great way to mark the end of my time with the symphony,” he said. However, he does have mixed feelings about how he will react during his last season, which runs through April 13. Reinecke will need to keep his emotions in check. “Conducting is about concentration,” Reinecke said. “You are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the work, making sure to cue the musicians at the appropriate time. “When everything comes together, and we interpret the music correctly, it’s a great joy for the audience,” he said. “Sharing the art of music is the greatest reward.” The free concerts will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 30, Nov. 4, March 2 and April 13. www.riohondosymphony.org sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: The Sound of MusicWHITTIER – The music conductor stands solidly straight in front of the orchestra, his back to the audience. A solitary figure. He communicates to the performers by motions of a baton or his hands, interpreting the music to be heard by appreciative music lovers. For two decades, Wayne Reinecke has been that man for the Rio Hondo Symphony. last_img read more

Validity of Crockett letter in doubt

first_imgBy The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – Two experts in historical documents say they doubt the authenticity of a Davy Crockett letter that the Texas Historical Commission bought this week for nearly half a million dollars. Both questioned the handwriting in the document, dated Jan. 9, 1836, and one said the grammar was just too good to belong to the Alamo defender. “The letter has better grammar, better punctuation than Davy Crockett had ever used,” said Kevin MacDonnell, a seller of antique books in Austin. The state has 120 days to complete the authentication. Wilke, who has been studying and appraising Americana manuscripts for 30 years, said the signature on the letter is different than Crockett’s signature on other documents. The k in “Crockett” on the East Carolina University letters doesn’t match that in the Texas letter, he said. MacDonnell also expressed doubts about the handwriting, as well as the accuracy of the spelling and grammar. He suggested the letter was probably meant to be a true copy made for reference purposes rather than a hoax. “The copyist or scrivener probably cleaned up the writing on the letter when he was copying it,” MacDonnell said. The letter’s seller, Ray Simpson III of Houston, said he hadn’t heard any doubts about the letter’s authenticity. “I am very positive that this is the original Davy Crockett letter,” he said. “We do think it’s right, and we do think it will be proven through the state’s third-party investigation.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Everett Wilke, a private appraiser of historical manuscripts based in Bluffton, said he compared the handwriting with that in known Crockett letters owned by East Carolina University. “Those are genuine Crockett letters, and it (the letter purchased by the state) doesn’t look a thing like them,” Wilke said. “It’s not that difficult to tell it’s not real.” The Texas Historical Commission announced Tuesday that it was acquiring the letter from Houston-based Simpson Galleries for $490,000. The document is believed to be the last letter Crockett wrote before he and other Alamo defenders were killed by Mexican forces. The letter has yet to be authenticated, but Historical Commission spokeswoman Debbi Head said she is “99.9 percent sure” it is real. The $490,000 the state paid will be held in an escrow account pending the outcome of a third-party investigation, Head said. last_img read more

My Donegal… with Denis O’Donnell

first_imgArranmore man Denis O’Donnell has spearheaded the Darkness into Light walk on the island since 2015.The walk raises vital funds for Pieta House, with the Arranmore walk raising a staggering €4,400 earlier this year for the charity. Through running marathons, Denis has fundraised for countless charities through the years.Denis has been a DJ at Smuggler’s Nite Club on the island for many years, and is a member of the Arranmore Island council and a number of other committees. This is Denis’ Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?The lighthouse at Arranmore Island. It has scenic coastal views all around. It is a very peaceful place for me. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?More employment for people. Real jobs with proper wages not CE schemes.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Jim McGuinness. As manager of Donegal his influence spread from the players to everyone in Donegal. He created a real feel good factor in the county. He inspired so many people.(4) What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?At home as a boy, Christmas morning with my mother. Special memories.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The Donegal team becoming All Ireland football champions.(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?The whole county would receive high speed broadband. In turn that would create more jobs.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal tweed.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O’Donnell. He is known all around the world. He has made people aware of Donegal that wouldn’t have known about it. So many visited Donegal because of him. (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?I got myself fit a few years ago. People kept saying the difference in me.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Packie Bonner(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Harvey’s Point(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Header! (13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Unemployment(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Doherty’s mince(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?No(16) Do you have a favourite local band?Goats Don’t Shave(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Care for the elderly.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?In Liberty Island at the Statue of Liberty.(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The Irish language. An example of that on Arranmore island would be 300 students on two different terms come to the island for three weeks to learn Irish.(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Knowing that it helps other people.Would you like to take part in our My Donegal feature? Drop us a line at info@donegaldaily.com!My Donegal… with Denis O’Donnell was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:arranmoredenis o donnelldilMY DONEGALlast_img read more

Deserts of Southwest creep closer to areas of heavy population

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“One of the immediate consequences one can think of is those deserts and dry areas are moving poleward,” said Reichler, of the University of Utah. Details appear in Thursday’s Science Express, the online edition of the journal Science. The movement has allowed the subtropics to edge toward populated areas, including the American Southwest, southern Australia and the Mediterranean basin. In those places, the lack of precipitation already is a worry. Additional creep could move Africa’s Sahara Desert farther north, worsening drought conditions that are already a serious problem on that continent and bringing drier weather to the countries that ring the Mediterranean Sea. “The Mediterranean is one region that models consistently show drying in the future. That could be very much related to this pattern that we are seeing in the atmosphere,” said Isaac Held, a senior research scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was not connected with the research. A shift in where subtropical dry zones lie could make climate change locally noticeable for more people, said Karen Rosenlof, a NOAA research meteorologist also unconnected to the study. “It is a plausible thing that could be happening, and the people who are going to see its effects earliest are the ones who live closer to the tropics, like southern Australia,” said Rosenlof. Her own work suggests the tropics have actually compressed since 2000, after growing wider over the previous 20 years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Deserts in the American Southwest and around the globe are creeping toward heavily populated areas as the jet streams shift, researchers reported Thursday. The result: Areas already stressed by drought may get even drier. Satellite measurements made from 1979 to 2005 show that the atmosphere in the subtropical regions both north and south of the equator is heating up. As the atmosphere warms, it bulges out at the altitudes where the northern and southern jet streams slip past like swift and massive rivers of air. That bulging has pushed both jet streams about 70 miles closer to the Earth’s poles. Since the jet streams mark the edge of the tropics, in essence framing the hot zone that hugs the equator, their outward movement has allowed the tropics to grow wider by about 140 miles. That means the relatively drier subtropics move as well, pushing closer to places like Salt Lake City, where Thomas Reichler, co-author of the new study, teaches meteorology. last_img read more

MCCONALOGUE CALLS FOR CLARITY ON CRITERIA FOR SPORTS GRANTS

first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said he is disappointed that a large number of applications from across the county have been turned down under this year’s scheme.The Fianna Fáil TD has called on the Government to clearly outline the criteria they used for granting applications so the clubs that lost out this year will know how to improve their chances in the future.Deputy McConalogue said, “I welcome the fact that 25 clubs and groups in Donegal have been successful in this round of capital funding and I know that this support will make a big difference to them and their local communities. “However, there were still 88 Donegal clubs that applied this year and were unsuccessful. This is very disappointing for them and they need certainty that they will have the opportunity to apply again in the future with a better chance of succeeding. For that reason, I am calling on the Government to re-open the Sports Capital Grant Scheme again early next year.“I also want the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring to outline the criteria that were used this year so that the 88 clubs who lost out know why and can make the necessary changes to improve their chances when the next round opens.”He says he now intends to contact the Department to seek feedback about the criteria used to determine successful applications and reject others.“Sports capital funding has been of extraordinary benefit to clubs and communities in Donegal over the years. In that context I will be emphasising to Minister Ring the social and economic benefit of reopening the scheme to applications early in the New Year,” added Deputy McConalogue.  MCCONALOGUE CALLS FOR CLARITY ON CRITERIA FOR SPORTS GRANTS was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguesports grantslast_img read more

TWO IN COURT ON FALCARRAGH ASSAULT CHARGES

first_imgStephen O’Donnell pictured outside Letterkenny court todayExclusive: Two people have been released on bail in connection with an assault which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.The two appeared at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny this morning. The first man, Stephen O’Donnell, 20, of Cnoc Fola, Brinaleck, Gaoth Dobhair, was charged with assault under the Non Fatal Offences Against The Persons Act.Garda Sergeant Martin Rochford told the court that O’Donnell was arrested on Main Street Falcarragh at 10.20am on March 19th.He was taken to Glenties Garda station where he was charged at 6.50pm last night.O’Donnell, who was wearing black trousers and a black jacket, made no reply when charged.Garda Inspector David Kelly said Gardai were not objecting to bail but asked for a number of bail conditions.He asked for a curfew of midnight and 8am, that O’Donnell sign on once a week at Falcarragh Garda station, that he not interfere with any witnesses and that he stay at his current address.The other person who appeared in court in connection with the incident was a juvenile.He was also released on bail with similar bail conditions.He cannot be named for legal reasons.Inspector Kelly asked the court to allow for a two month adjournment in the case as further charges may arise.The case relates to an incident in Falcarragh on St Patrick’s night during which a man was seriously injured.Patrick McLaughlin, from Gaoth Dobhair, was allegedly assaulted and was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is being treated for a serious head injury.The 47 year old victim s currently in a critical condition and in a coma.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to a date in May.* At Hearing. Copyright Donegal Daily LtdComments are closed in ongoing casesTWO IN COURT ON FALCARRAGH ASSAULT CHARGES was last modified: March 21st, 2013 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:Cnoc FolaGaoth DobhairTWO IN COURT ON FALCARRAGH ASSAULT CHARGESlast_img read more

An `empty feeling’

first_imgPICO RIVERA — In a phone call home to his wife Oct. 19, U.S. Army Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr. reassured her that he was OK and not to worry. A few hours later, Mora was killed when the vehicle he was patrolling in, in Balad, Iraq, was hit by indirect fire. Now his wife in Ohio and family members in Pico Rivera are struggling to cope with the loss of the young father and son who left for Iraq in July and hoped to be home in time for Christmas. “It’s an awful empty feeling. I will never see him again and he will never have the chance to hold his son who was born a few weeks ago,’ said his mother, Sylvia Mora, as she sat Tuesday in a relative’s home. Nearby were pictures of her son in uniform and his wife and three children. Sylvia Mora said although her son worked hard to reassure his family back home, life in Iraq had recently been tough. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “His best friend was killed and he took that hard and I know his unit was getting very small from soldiers being killed,’ she said. Although there were problems, Mora’s death was the last thing family members expected. Their one comfort is knowing he was doing what he wanted when he died, said his older sister Celia Mora. “He loved the military and he would have made a career out of it,’ she said. “He wouldn’t have changed what he was doing for anything.’ Mora’s passion for the military was sparked at age 6 when he paid a visit to the American Military Museum in South El Monte. “When he saw all the tanks he fell in love with the idea of joining the Army,’ said Sylvia Mora. “After that he would spend hours playing with his little Army guys.’ Mora, who along with his three siblings was raised by Sylvia Mora, a single mother, in Pico Rivera, attended Durfee Elementary and North Park Middle schools. He had his first encounter with army recruiters in ninth and 10th grade at El Rancho High School. When they returned again his senior year, he joined the army with his mother’s permission. “At first I didn’t want him to go because I didn’t know if war would break out,’ said Sylvia Mora. “But the recruiter reassured me it would be OK and I signed the papers.’ After graduating from El Rancho high in 2000, he spent time at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, Fort Bliss in Texas, South Korea and lastly Fort Stewart, Ga. He met his wife at a restaurant in Ohio on his way to a concert with friends about two and a half years ago and the couple were married in California. His wife already had a daughter and the couple have had two children since they were married, including a daughter and more recently a son, born Oct. 11. A son he will never see. Mora, who was based at Fort Stewart, Ga., was a member of the Army’s 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He was patrolling Oct. 19 with two other American soldiers, Army Spc. Russell H. Hahvi, 23, of Texas and Army Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, when all three were killed. Mora’s rosary and burial will take place Friday and Saturday in Perrysburg, Ohio, where his wife lives. A rosary and mass to pay tribute to Mora here, will be held at 3 and 4 p.m., Nov. 4 at St. Hilary Church of Perpetual Adoration in Pico Rivera. Mora is the third soldier from the Whittier area to die in conflict in the Middle East since the Iraq war began. Pfc. Joseph Cruz, 22, of Whittier was killed Oct. 15 in Bagram, Afghanistan from non-combat injuries. Cruz’s funeral will be held today (OCT. 26) near his parent’s home in El Paso, Texas. U.S. Army Medic Paul Nakamura, 21, of Santa Fe Springs was killed in June, 2003 when his ambulance was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. According to an Associated Press tally, there have been 2,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq since March, 2003. “I know there are a lot of other mothers out there going through what I’m going through,’ said Sylvia Mora. “I wish they would bring all the boys home, because they are all so young.’ Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com. center_img 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