Stricter ‘Super’ regulations mulled

first_img“Super” as a sex den was just one ofseveral alleged irregularities in the biggest public market in Iloilo City.Just this April, then mayor Jose Espinosa III revealed that fish vendors werebeing forced to cough up P50 for using tables, P10 for the trapaland P15 for the lights. The mayor ordered the LEEO to conductan investigation. It is closed by 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. anddelivery of products is scheduled, according to Nestor Canong, chief of thecity government’s Task Force on Morals and Values and Formation(TMVF) following initial talks with Local Economic Enterprise Office(LEEO) chief Ariel Castañeda. Gates would also be built to securethe market’s eight entrances, he added. Canong said makeshift structuresinside the market being used for commercial sex have already been dismantled asordered by the mayor. Vegetable vendors lay out their fresh produce outside the Iloilo Terminal Market, also known as “Super” to locals, in Iloilo City Proper. PHOTO BY LAGAW KITA TMVF and the Iloilo City PoliceOffice’s Women and Children Protection Desk recently rescued 14 minors at theterminal market. Treñas subsequently convened their parents. Soon, security cameras would beinstalled in the market, he added. Espinosa also exposed what he calledas “flying electricity connections” at the market, particularly at the fishsection. The electric bulbs of various fish stalls were connected to a privateelectricity meter and vendors were each made to pay P15 for their use. “Ginahalungannaton ang aton mga kabataan. Kon indi kamo mag-atipan sa mga kabataan, ari kamimaga-remind nga inyo sila responsiblidad,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government hasimposed tighter regulations at the Iloilo Terminal Market, popularly known as“Super”, following the discovery of it being utilized in the commercial sextrade. “Indipwede nga diri sa aton syudad ginapabay-an n’yo ang inyo kabataan. Kamo nagdalasang inyo kabataan sa kalibutan, inyo sila responsibilidad,” Treñas told the parents. The parents were also offered theopportunity to avail themselves of livelihood training by the Public EmploymentService Office of the city government and the Technical Education and SkillsDevelopment Administration.  Canong’s task force reported to MayorJerry Treñas recently that the market was being used as sex den by pimps atnight and that most of the prostituted people there were minors. The LEEO is the city government officeoverseeing the operation of public markets. He also noted the sprouting of illegalstructures outside the market. He wondered who set them up and who were makingmoney from vendors using these./PN These measures are on top of thedeployment of barangay tanods in the market to check those entering andleaving, said Canong.last_img read more

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Szczesny makes case for defence

first_img Much of that has been down to a settled back four and the growing central defensive partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. Poland international Szczesny feels the growing understanding through the Arsenal rearguard could yet prove decisive. “Our defensive record, especially at home, has been fantastic and we know that if we keep clean sheets we have got every chance of winning the game,” said Szczesny, who made a smart save from point-blank range to deny Cameron Jerome what would have been an equaliser. “Over the last couple of seasons we have had less luck with injuries. I never played with the same back four for more than two or three games whereas now we play with the same back four, sometimes we rotate the full-backs but in general we stay with the same defence. “We read each other and it is a very good understanding that we have.” Szczesny continued: “We realise that if you want to win the championship then you have to be solid defensively and that is the most important thing. “We know that clean sheets give you the best platform to go on and win games so if we can keep a few more until the end of the season then we can get our rewards.” Arsenal travel to Liverpool on Saturday before hosting Manchester United and then tackling the Reds again in the FA Cup fifth round ahead of their Champions League last-16 first-leg meeting with Bayern Munich. The Gunners moved two points clear of City, who host third-placed Chelsea on Monday night, with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in a match where they had to be patient to eventually break down what was a determined defensive display from the visitors with a second-half brace from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Since shipping six at City on December 14, Arsenal’s defence has been breached just four times – with Arsene Wenger’s men registering seven clean sheets from those 10 matches in all competitions. Defender Koscielny maintains Arsenal will be ready for the challenges ahead. “February is a very important for us, but the season is long and the other teams will play against the teams who try to win the league so it’s a long (season) and too early to say if we can win the title,” Koscielny said on Arsenal Player. “It’s the team who will be the most consistent in the league (that will win it). “We will see, but February and March will be very important for us.” Midfielder Mathieu Flamini will not be available for another two matches after starting a suspension on Sunday, although Jack Wilshere should recover from his ankle injury to play at Anfield. With Aaron Ramsey still sidelined by a thigh problem, Wenger conceded it was far from ideal to learn deadline day loan signing Kim Kallstrom is expected to need around six weeks to recover from a micro-fracture in his back. Palace, meanwhile, must regroup for their battle to stay up, and are now just a point ahead of 18th-placed West Ham. Tony Pulis’ squad will be bolstered by several deadline day signings, including Tom Ince from Blackpool. Forward Marouane Chamakh, sold by Arsenal in the summer, said: “It was really hard for us in the end, but we learned a lot and are ready for the next game against West Brom. “The new players can be good for the team because we can be stronger and there is more choice for the coach.” Chelsea will be out to end City’s 100 per cent Premier League home record out of 11 matches on Monday evening. Szczesny feels some teams may well already be beaten before they get off the bus given the free-scoring form of Manuel Pellegrini’s side. “Their run has been incredible and they seem to score five or six goals every single game. You have got to respect that and I think teams that go to the Etihad now are sort of scared of them,” he said. “It is a natural thing, but you have to give credit to them because they’ve been fantastic but we just hope we have got the edge and we will try to challenge them this season.” Szczesny maintains Arsenal will be ready to tackle their own daunting fixture list head-on. “I love it. I think every player looks forward to big games against big opponents and world-class players so it is very exciting,” he said. “It is a difficult run we have got, but we look at it as a chance to create an even bigger gap between us and the teams behind us so hopefully we can show people what we are made of.” Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is confident Arsenal’s solid defence can provide an edge in the battle to stay ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tyson Fury stops Tom Schwarz in second round of heavyweight fight in Las Vegas

first_img Source: BBC Britain’s Tyson Fury produced a ruthless display to stop previously undefeated heavyweight Tom Schwarz in the second round in Las Vegas.Fury, wearing shorts with the American stars and stripes, entered the ring to James Brown’s Living in America.Fury, 30, backed Schwarz to the ropes in the second, driving a right hand home to drop the German to the floor.Seconds later, with Schwarz bloodied and under attack, his corner threw in the towel as the bout was waved off.“I got a big man out of there by switching it up. He caught me with a couple but you can’t go swimming and not get wet,” said Fury, who now has 28 wins and a draw on his record.“I came here to have fun and enjoy myself. I don’t take it too seriously. I thought I put on a good show and the fans got what they paid for.”last_img read more

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Princesses stun Liberia in 4-0 win

first_imgGhana’s female Olympic team defeat Liberia 4-0 in the preliminary qualifying round for the 2011 All Africa Games.Captain Mercy Myles, Rosemary Ampem, Grace Asare and Agnes Quaye were on the score sheet for the Black Princesses.The Black Princesses played away from home in the first leg with the return leg scheduled for Accra in a fortnight.The winner over two-legs will face Nigeria in the final qualifier in April to determine which side secures one of the qualifying places at the games in Mozambique later in September.Ghana won bronze at the 2007 All Africa Games in Algeria.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img

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