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CSC awarding rites
Monday at Capitol

The Civil Service Commission Negros Occidental Field Office will hold the awarding rites for passers of the May 27, 2012 Career Service Examinations professional and sub-professional levels at 4 p.m. Monday, at the Governor’s Social Hall, Capitol Building in Bacolod City, its press release said.

CSC Negros Occidental director Erna Elizan said certificates of rating will be awarded.

Requirements for claiming the certificate include two valid identification cards, one of them the validated copy of the passer’s ID that was attached to the examination application; original CSC official receipt; and two pieces of passport-sized colored picture, white background, without glasses and accessories, and with the handwritten nametag following the first name, middle initial, last name format, with signature over, and printed on quality photo paper, the press release also said.

Those interested may contact the CSC Neg. Occ. at 708-8184, www.cscnegrosoccidental.webs.com, or facebook.com/cscnegrosoccidental, the press release added.*

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Jude Magno and Ellen May Hernandez will exchange marriage vows at 6:30 p.m. today, August 11, 2012, at the Virgen Sang Barangay Chapel in Sta. Clara Subdivision, Bacolod City, with with Fr. Humbert Tumbos officiating.

Jude is the son of Marven and Remedios Magno, and Ellen May is the daughter of Oscar and Ma. Elena Hernandez.

Principal sponsors will be Leon Ambong, Roem Arbolado, Joselito Aves, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Winifred Flores, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Carlo Magno, Gov. Felipe Hilan Nava, Rep. JC Rahman Nava, Cesar Regino, Ivene Reyes; Patrocinio Cajili, Fe Hernandez, Linda Lacson, Jane Lizares, Rebecca Maravilla, Monin Navarro, Dorothea Noble, Suzette Rillo, Dr. Cecilia Salvador, Norma Zayco and May Aileen Uy.

The best man will be Marven Paolo Magno Jr., and the junior bridesmaid will be Mariela Lacson. Groomsmen will be Raymond Ambong, Roem Arbolado Jr., John Edward Gando and Rafael Agustin Alonso. The matrons of honor will be Jennifer Anne Lacson, Lee Angela Isobelle Llamas, Carminia Sason and Therese Angelica Jimenez.

Secondary sponsors will be Anne Marie Lizares and Mark Macapal for candle; Janis Angela and JC Andrew Kalaw for veil; Jamie Lizares and Carlos Hilado III, cord. Miguel Santino Sason, will be ring bearer; Leandro Ezekiel Llamas, Bible bearer; and Nathanael Angelo Jimenez as coin bearer.

Reception will follow at the L’Fisher Hotel, Lacson Street, Bacolod City.*

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Russians maintain
synchro stranglehold

Hot favorites Russia won synchronized swimming team gold yesterday to maintain their total domination of the sport stretching back to the Sydney Games in 2000.

The Russians, with a total score of 197.030, were completing their fourth consecutive Games clean sweep after lifting the duet title on Tuesday.

China, third in the duet, took second, with Spain the bronze medal.

Russia's triumphant team comprised Anastasia Davydova, winning her fifth Olympic gold, Maria Gromova, Natalia Ishchenko, Elvira Khasyanova, Daria Korobova, Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlina Romashina and Anzhelika Timanina.

They were in pole for this latest title after going into the freestyle programme leading after Thursday's technical routine, and made sure of gold scoring 98.930 to add to Thursday's 98.100.

Despite another polished performance, the Chinese, lying second overnight, were not able to dislodge their Russian rivals from the top of the podium, coming in with a score of 194.010.

Spain, silver medallists in Beijing four years ago, ended with a score of 193.120.

The last time Russia failed to win the gold at a major championship was at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games when they finished fourth to the United States, not represented in this final.

Friday's free routine placed the emphasis on artistic impression, with Davydova and company seducing the capacity crowd at the Aquatics Centre and more importantly the 14 judges sitting poolside.

The Russians celebrated by giving their civvie-clothed coaches an impromptu ducking.

For Ishchenko and Romashina this was the second time they had had a gold medal hung around their necks after claiming the duets title 72 hours earlier.

Davydova, Gromova and Khasyanova meanwhile were celebrating becoming the first synchronised swimmers to win three team golds.

Canada took fourth with fifth-placed Japan failing to achieve a medal in synchronised swimming for the first time since the sport was introduced in 1984.

Japan's coach, Mayumi Uchida, reflected: "We have trained with an aim at 95 points. We are still far from there, but we have improved since the world championships and the qualifier."

Great Britain came in sixth of the eight finalists on their first appearance in the team event.

"On the whole, I think it has gone incredibly well. We have definitely put synchro out there, and on the map." said British team member Jennifer Knobbs.*AFP

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Russians maintain
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