Farmer nabbed for ‘assaulting’ brgy ‘kap’

first_imgAccording to police investigators, village chief Lolita Magsipoc, 56, responded to the area where Alvaro became unruly. ILOILO City – A farmer was nabbed after allegedly assaulting the village chief of Barangay Salde, Culasi, Antique. Police identified the suspect as 65-year-old resident Rolly Alvaro, a police report showed. Alvaro then attacked Magsipoc using a bolo around 10 p.m. on June 30, it added. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Culasi, municipal police station, facing charges./PNlast_img

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Community unites to clear Ellsworth soccer field for title tilt

first_img Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Dozens of Ellsworth High School students spent their snow day on Monday shoveling snow off the soccer field at Del Luce Stadium in hopes that the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team could play in Wednesday’s Class B Eastern Maine Championship game at home. Many other fans showed up throughout the day with shovels, wheelbarrows, snow blowers, snowplows and tractors to help with the cause. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team has achieved a lot on the field at Del Luce Stadium this season, all for the chance to win an Eastern Maine Championship at home.A 13-0-1 record and two tournament wins have earned the top-ranked Ellsworth Eagles home-field advantage in the Class B regional final against 10th-seeded Oceanside. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday at 5 p.m.But over the weekend, a different kind of opponent challenged the Eagles’ goal of winning the Eastern Maine title on their home turf — a winter storm that covered Ellsworth’s field with a half-foot of snow.“They’ve worked so hard for this,” Ellsworth soccer fan Steve Sullivan said. “They all understand it’s a big deal to play at home for an Eastern Maine Championship.”PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Monday — a snow day for the high school — the Eagles substituted their cleats for boots and joined the dozens of fans in clearing the field of snow for Wednesday’s game. Sullivan organized the effort that morning to help prevent the relocation of the championship from Ellsworth to a turf field elsewhere.“It was a valiant effort,” Ellsworth Coach Brian Higgins said Tuesday morning. “But it’s not likely.”Unfortunately, not even the greatest amount of community support could match nature’s ill-fated force. Although the snow was removed after six hours of work, the field remains too wet for the Eastern Maine Championship.The game will now be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Maine Maritime Academy.“This soccer program is important to this area,” Sullivan said. “For as big of a town as it is, it’s a tight community.”For Sullivan, this became apparent Monday morning shortly after he arrived to Del Luce Stadium at 10 a.m. with a shovel in hand. Others quickly showed up to accompany him.“At first, there were more girls and football players than actual soccer players,” Sullivan said. “It was great to see them all come together.”Volunteers continued to trickle in: soccer players, student athletes, students not involved in sports, custodians, EHS graduates home for the weekend, parents who took off work for the cause, and other fans looking to help out the team.Word continued to spread through texting and Facebook. Volunteers brought their own shovels, wheelbarrows, snow blowers, snowplows and tractors to the field throughout the day.Around noon, some 30 volunteers were present carrying shovels-full of snow to the sidelines. Jackets, hats and gloves draped the goal posts, and patches of green began to appear under the white blanket.“We’re just trying to clear the field so we can play here on Wednesday,” team captain Jeff Weeks said Monday afternoon. “Students, parents — people who aren’t even on the team are here.”At 1:30 p.m., Tim McCarthy, manager of the Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza, arrived unannounced with a dozen free large pizzas.“Thought we’d feed these great kids,” McCarthy posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page. “Kudos everyone! We’re very impressed by your efforts!” Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

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ICC World Cup MS Dhoni is a legend of the game, says Virat Kohli

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Manchester: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday put his weight behind under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni, describing him as a legend of the game whose keen understanding and experience has held the team in good stead.Dhoni faced criticism for his failure to rotate the strike against Afghanistan spinners and even against the West Indies, the former India skipper initially found the going tough before he got 16 in the final over to finish on 56 off 61 deliveries and take India to 268 for seven.“Dhoni knows exactly what he wants to do in the middle. When he has an off day here and there, everyone starts talking. We always back him. He has won us so many games,” Kohli said after India dismissed West Indies for 143 in 34.2 overs to notch up a 125-run win here.“The best thing about having someone like him is when you need those 15-20 runs, he knows exactly how to get them. His experience, 8 out of 10 times has come good for us.“We have quite a few players who play instinctive cricket and follow their game plans. He’s such a keen understanding of the game. Always sends us feedback, that you know 260 is a good score. He’s a legend of the game. We all know that.”India dethroned England to rise to the top of One-day International rankings and Kohli said he is happy with his team’s overall performance.“I can’t complain, we just became no. 1 yesterday as far as rankings are concerned, to be honest, we are playing that way for a while, need to continue that way. Things haven’t gone our way with the bat in the last two games, but we have still done well to win, that’s being the most pleasing thing,” he said.Kohli scored two successive fifties in difficult conditions—a 67 off 63 balls against Afghanistan and 72 off 82 balls against West Indies Thursday.“I am Happy with my own contribution as well. We were in a similar situation today (150 odd for 4), but getting to 270 was crucial. Last game, we didn’t calculate well, we lost two quick wickets, but today we improved,” said the India skipper, who was adjudged the Man of the match for his crucial fifty.“I look to play in my own way, happy to take the ones and twos which I think is a big factor in ODI cricket. Two difficult pitches, I’m happy with my contribution and look forward to doing more of the same in the future.”Kohli also praised Hardik Pandya (46 off 38) and Dhoni for taking India to a competitive total.“Hardik played really well and MS finished strongly. When those two play in that way, we always get to a good total. To get to 270 was good, that put pressure on their batting and was very difficult to chase,” he said.“I don’t need to tell anything to my batsmen, they have to adjust according to their strengths and weaknesses and play according to the pitch.”West Indies skipper Jason Holder blamed his side’s inconsistent batting for their 125-run loss.“Thought the bowlers did a fantastic job on this surface. Just let ourselves down with the bat. In hindsight, Dhoni’s (stumping) miss a crucial moment we didn’t seize,” he said.“Let ourselves down significantly in this tournament. Missed a few chances in the field which cost us. Batting was too inconsistent. Can’t fault the bowlers. Need to improve. Probably our weakest format, this.“Kemar Roach was outstanding today. Youngsters have chipped in here and there. Bowlers had a reasonable campaign. Can’t fault their efforts. Fielding, definitely has to improve. So does the batting.” last_img read more

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27 players for local Black Stars

first_imgA third batch of 27 players have been named for a pre-selection exercise into the local Black Stars team.The called up players are to report at the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association in Accra at 10:00am on Monday to be conveyed to the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence in Prampram.The pre-selection exercise runs from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd November 2012.Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Heart of Lions) Joseph Halm (Medeama) Iddrisu Abubakar (Berekum Chelsea)Defenders: Hafiz Adams (Wa All Stars) Samuel Bio and Kenneth Owusu (Tema Youth) Edmund Sakyi and John Ashong (Aduana) Alfred Arthur (Berekum Chelsea) Owusu Sefa (Amidaus) Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Iddrisu Yahaya (New Edubiase) Ransford Kwakye (King Faisal)Midfielders: Prince Papa Arko and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars) Benjamin Arthur (Amidaus) Derrick Mensah (Tema Youth) Aaron Amoah (AshantiGold) Ebenezer Ofori (New Edubiase) Isaac Osei (Berekum Arsenal) Prince Acquah (Heart of Lions) Francis Attuquaye (Dwarfs) Robert Aryeetey (Aduana) Attackers: Bismark Asiedu (Medeama) Sherif Doe (Heart Of Lions) Abdul Wahab (Berekum Chelsea) Solomon Opoku (Aduana)last_img read more

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Sub-state basketball brackets released for next week

first_imgClass 1A Div. 1 – Central BurdenBoys:Monday (at home sites)#5 Central-Burden (3-17) vs. #4 Dexter/Cedar Vale (5-16) at Burden.Thursday#2 Caldwell (14-7) vs. #3 South Haven (8-13), 6 p.m.#1 Udall (17-3) vs. Dexter-Cedar Vale/Central-Burden winner.SaturdaySub-state championship: 7:30 p.m. Girls:Thursday#1 Mulvane (12-7) vs. #4 Rose Hill (7-12), 7:30 p.m.#2 Wellington (11-8) vs. #3 Winfield (10-10), 6 p.m.SaturdayMulvane-Rose Hill winner vs. Wellington-Winfield winner, 6 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The sub-state basketball tournament brackets were released today. All KSHSAA basketball brackets can be found here: http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/SSAssignments.cfmThe Sumner County sub-state schedule is as follows:Class 4A – Rose Hill Boys:Friday#1 Winfield (12-8) vs. #4 Rose Hill (3-16), 7:30 p.m.#2 Wellington (9-10) vs. #3 Mulvane (6-13), 6 p.m.SaturdayWinfield-Rose Hill winner vs. Wellington-Mulvane winner, 7:30 p.m. Girls:Monday (at home sites)#4 Central Burden (7-14) vs. #5 Udall (5-16).Friday#2 South Haven (12-8) vs. #3 Cedar Vale/Dexter (10-10), 6 p.m.#1 Caldwell (14-6)  vs. Central-Burden/Udall winner, 7:30 p.m.SaturdaySub-state championship: 6 p.m. Class 1A Div. 2 – ChetopaBoys:Tuesday (at home sites)#4 Buffalo-Altoona-Midway (0-18) vs. #5 Elk Valley (0-18), 7:30 p.m. at Chetopa.Thursday#2 Colony-Crest (8-11) vs. Argonia (7-13), 6 p.m.#1 Chetopa (15-4) vs. BAM/Elk Valley winner, 7:30 p.m.SaturdaySub-state championship, 7:30 p.m. Girls:Tuesday (at home sites)#1 Douglass (15-4) vs. #8 Bluestem (0-20) – 7 p.m. at Douglass.#4 Fredonia (9-11) vs. #5 Eureka (7-13) at Fredonia, 7 p.m.#2 Conway Springs (12-8) vs. #7 Belle Plaine (3-17) at Conway Springs, 7 p.m.#3 Wichita Independent (9-11) vs. #6 Collegiate (3-16), 7 p.m.Thursday (at Eureka)Douglass-Bluestem winner vs. Fredonia-Eureka winnerConway Springs- Belle Plaine winer vs. Wichita Independen-Collegiate winner.Saturday –Substate championship – 6 p.m. Girls:Tuesday (at home sites)#4 Elk Valley (1-17) vs. #5 Buffalo-Altoona-Midway (0-18), 6 p.m. at Chetopa.Friday#1 Argonia (16-4) vs. BAM/Elk Valley winner, 7:30 p.m.#2 Chetopa (7-12) vs. Colony-Crest (3-16), 6 p.m.SaturdaySub-state championship, 7:30 p.m. Class 2A – Yates CenterBoys:Tuesday (at home sites)#1 West Elk (18-2) vs. #8 Yates Center (4-15)- 7 p.m. at West Elk.#4 Oxford (15-5) vs. #5 Uniontown (8-12) at Oxford, 7 p.m.#2 Oswego (17-3) vs. #7 Sedan (7-12) at Oswego, 7 p.m.#3 Pittsburg-Colgan (14-6) vs. #6 Conway Springs (7-13), 7 p.m.Thursday (at Yates Center)West Elk-Yates Center winner vs. Oxford-Uniontown winner.Oswego-Sedan winner vs. Pittsburg Colgan- Conway Springs winner.Saturday –Substate championship – 7:30 p.m. ,k Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Girls:Tuesday (at home sites)#1 Douglass (15-4) vs. #8 Bluestem (0-20) – 7 p.m. at Douglass.#4 Fredonia (9-11) vs. #5 Eureka (7-13) at Fredonia, 7 p.m.#2 Conway Springs (12-8) vs. #7 Belle Plaine (3-17) at Conway Springs, 7 p.m.#3 Wichita Independent (9-11) vs. #6 Collegiate (3-16), 7 p.m.Thursday (at Yates Center)Douglas-Bluestem winner vs. Fredonia-Eureka winnerConway Springs- Belle Plaine winer vs. Wichita Independen-Collegiate winner.Saturday –Substate championship – 6 p.m. Class 3A – EurekaBoys:Monday (at home sites)#1 Eureka (20-0) vs. #8 Belle Plaine (2-18) – 7 p.m. at Eureka#4 Wichita Collegiate (13-6) vs. #5 Fredonia (7-13) at Collegiate, 7 p.m.#2 Douglass (14-5) vs. #7 Leon-Bluestem (4-16) at Douglass, 7 p.m.#3 Wichita Independent (14-6) vs. #6 Conway Springs (7-13), 7 p.m.Thursday (at Eureka)Eureka-Belle Plaine winner vs. Wichita Collegiate-Fredonia winner.Leon-Bluestem-Douglass winner vs. Wichita Independent-Conway Springs winner.Saturday –Substate championship – 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Atlantic Highlands and County Mull Traffic Fixes

first_imgBy John Burton |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — A resident-drafted plan intended to offer some traffic and parking relief for the borough’s First Avenue doesn’t have county officials’ support.“I’d say the plan would not gain county approval at this point,” said borough administrator Adam Hubeny.First Avenue, which is the borough’s main business thoroughfare, is a county roadway and comes under the county purview.Hubeny, Mayor Rhonda “Randi” Le Grice and Police Chief Jerry Vasto joined county engineers and representatives from the county Public Works Department earlier this month to discuss traffic, pedestrian and vehicular safety issues for the borough, particularly those facing the borough’s commercial district. During conversations with county representatives, the “loop proposal,” as it’s become known locally, came up. However, Le Grice acknowledged, county engineers rejected the proposal because the engineers felt it wasn’t in compliance with the county standards. “And the county found many flaws in the plan,” Hubeny acknowledged.Borough resident Mark Fisher undertook looking into the issue that has been increasingly of concern to borough officials: namely tackling traffic and insufficient parking along First Avenue.Fisher drew up a series of plans and accompanying PowerPoint presentations that involved making a portion of First Avenue one way moving east toward the municipal harbor and Seastreak commuter ferry dock. To compensate for that, Fisher’s plan would create a loop, having traffic on a portion of Hennessey Boulevard, a parallel street just north of First Avenue, flow one way in the opposite, westerly direction.In addition to the new traffic pattern, Fisher’s plan called for angling parking spaces on the one-way portions of First and Hennessey to 60 degrees. That, Fisher had said, would allow for additional spaces in the increasingly busy commercial district.The problem for county engineers, though, is that to allow angled parking would require a separate back-out lane, according to county guidelines. “And the street is just not wide enough for that,” Hubeny said.“I just get the feeling there aren’t too many one-way roads that have been approved by them,” Le Grice said, referring to county engineers, who seemed disinclined to allow one-way traffic. When Fisher’s proposal was introduced in May, Le Grice told The Two River Times she was intrigued, especially as it was a relatively easy and inexpensive way to increase parking and address congestion.“It is a big disappointment,” Fisher acknowledged, noting he had asked but wasn’t allowed to participate in the meeting earlier this month.Fisher isn’t a traffic engineer but said he had dedicated approximately 200 hours researching and drafting his plan, saying he wanted to offer some, however marginal, remedy. Like many residents, Fisher had become concerned about traffic safety and the parking spill over into residential neighborhoods adjacent to the commercial district, Le Grice explained.Le Grice said she and others will continue to consider installing angled parking on Hennessey Boulevard, since the borough does “have control over that.”Borough officials and county representatives discussed other traffic calming initiatives as speed humps, flashing pedestrian crossing lights (such as the one recently installed in the vicinity of Portland Pointe housing complex), additional crosswalks, and signage.“However,” Le Grice noted, “we have to come up with the money” for those measures.Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore did not respond to repeated requests for an interview for this story.Le Grice said traffic enforcement will be ramped up to deal with speeding along the roadway. According to Fisher, when he had conducted a series of public presentations on his plan, questionnaires filled out by residents overwhelmingly said speeding and pedestrian safety were leading issues.As for parking, some spaces will be added at the eastern end of First Avenue by restriping in the area of the Hesse building, Le Grice said. But with substantial mixed-use residential and commercial developments moving forward in the district, more businesses coming into the community, and the demands for commuter parking for the ferry, Le Grice said parking is something that will have to be handled if progress is to continue.And that could mean talking about building a garage, the mayor added.“We got to have that conversation,” she said. “We got to look ahead.”This article was first published in the Aug. 24-31, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Jarencio takes blame for GlobalPort meltdown: ‘I wasn’t able to prepare my team’

first_img“No sour graping, no pinpointing. Perhaps, I wasn’t able to prepare my team well,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “It’s all my fault. It was all me.”Magnolia outscored GlobalPort, 27-14, in the pivotal third period en route to an 86-79 win to secure its spot in the semifinals.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 folkDespite the loss that sent GlobalPort out of contention, Jarencio said he liked the fact that his players fought until the final buzzer.“At least we fought and that’s all I wanted which is to see them fight. We fell short but there will come a time that we’ll have a happy ending,” he said. “As long as the players keep working hard, continue to listen and do what they’re told, we’ll continue to improve.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Defense, patience keys to Hotshots’ comeback win, says Barroca MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio took full responsibility for his team’s loss to Magnolia on Tuesday night in a game where the Batang Pier blew an early 20-point lead.The Batang Pier led 26-6 late in the first quarter and were still ahead by 11 at the half before the Hotshots came all the way back behind old timers Mark Barroca and Marc Pingris in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Batang Pier dropped their last two games just when their star guard Terrence Romeo returned from a knee injury.Romeo hasn’t been himself since coming back and he also took the blame for failing to show up.“We weren’t able to make shots, especially myself. I’m still far from the player I used to be. I don’t have my timing and I really need to catchup on a lot of things,” he said.The 25-year-old Romeo, who is one of the most lethal scorers in the league today, scored just 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field in close to 30 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Vendors call for King to be sacked

first_img… says he is turning “a blind eye” to their stolen goodsScores of vendors gathered outside Stabroek Market in Georgetown on Thursday calling for the removal of Town Clerk Royston King.The vendors are claiming that King is turning a blind eye to their woes, which includes market office staff allegedly stealing their goods. The vendors are alleging that hundreds of thousands of dollars are being stolen by the staff and nothing is being done to address the issue.“Royston King got to go! As well as Mr Gordon! They intend to make we suffer,” and “We making a living. Legally. We ain’t selling drugs!” the angered sellers shouted. President of the Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU), Eon Andrews, who participated in the protest, stated that the Brickdam Police Station refused to document the vendors’ report on the matter.“Carter was told that they would not take her statement on the issue. No reason for this was given,” he said.One of the vendors Carol Carter stated that over 300 pairs of slippers were stolen from her stall, which was “locked up” and unattended, for a short while. “I left to go do some business, and come back and see all the slippers that I had hang up right around my stalls, gone. Over $300,000 in goods they thief!” she argued.The vendors believe that they are being targeted because of their position within the Market Association.Acting Deputy Market Clerk, who identified herself as “Ms Smith” stated that she was unaware of what had happened and promised to investigate the matter.This is the second time for the week that calls were made for King to be removed. On Tuesday, Councillor of Constituency Six Andrea Marks convened a silent protest in the midst of the statutory meeting, calling for King to be booted.She had stated that she decided to protest because of the Town Clerk’s decision to have vendors from around Bourda Market, on Robb Street, cease selling without any prior notice.She accused King of lying repeatedly and being “drunk with power”.last_img read more

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New physician coming to practice in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Facebook posting reads that she’s “doing the happy dance” after receiving an email from said physician, that in part reads, “I look forward to joining [the] Fort St John medical community.”We’re currently trying to gather comment from Northern Health and will update this story once they’re contacted. – Advertisement –last_img

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