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Man arrested for ‘illegal’ cock derby

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first_imgJoem Polmo, a resident of the village,was caught around at 1:20 p.m. on March 29, a police report showed. Polmo was taken to Police Station 1. Hefaces charges for violation of PresidentialDecree 1602, or the anti-illegalgambling law./PN At least nine persons inside the cockpithowever managed to evade police capture, leaving Polmo who resisted arrest but waslater subdued. ILOILO City- Police arrested a suspectedillegal cockpit maintainer in Barangay Rizal Pala-Pala, City Proper.center_img Recovered from the suspect were nine gamefowls. Polmo’s apprehension came after policeconducted an operation in the said village. last_img read more

College professor charged, weapons seized under ‘Red Flag Law’

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first_imgHanover, In. — A Hanover College professor has been charged with intimidation and his weapons have been confiscated by the court.Reports indicate James Stark has a history of making threats to coworkers and community members. On March 1, Stark made a comment about taking hand grenades into the emergency room at King’s Daughters Hospital. Nurses told investigators he called them “vampires” and threw his paperwork at them.After family members called police action was taken. Police filed intimidation charges and seized his weapons under the Indiana “Red Flag Law.” Mr. Stark is currently out on bail.last_img read more

Air quality advisory in effect until midnight

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first_imgCincinnati, OH—The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Greater Cincinnati Area as well as Dearborn County until midnight EDT tonight. The Agency expects to see levels of ozone in the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’ range on the Air Quality Index.On Air Quality Advisory days, everyone can help reduce ozone formation by taking the following actions:*Take the bus, carpool, bike, or walk instead of drive.*Refuel your vehicle after 8 PM;*Do not idle your vehicle; exhaust contributes considerably to ozone formation.*Avoid the use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment on Air Quality Advisory days.last_img read more

Cricket News Ravi Shastri considers sending Kohli at No. 4 in World Cup

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India coach Ravi Shastri is mulling to send skipper Virat Kohli to bat at No. 4 to protect him in bowling-friendly conditions during the World Cup in England. Shastri said Kohli at number 4 can make the batting unit more stronger.“The good thing about this Indian top-three is we can separate them, if conditions and situations demand. Someone like Virat Kohli can go to number four, and we can put a good number three to bring more balance to the batting line-up,” Shastri told Cricbuzz.“That’s flexibility for you, and for big tournaments like the World Cup, you have to be flexible to see what’s the best balance for the side. So we will decide that (accordingly in England).“We will assess that on seeing conditions there in England. You don’t want to be 18-3 or 16-4 in a big tournament. I don’t care about bilateral ODIs, but why should I lose my best batsman early in a World Cup match (if the conditions are bowler friendly)?” he added.Also read | New Zealand shatters records with big total in Wellington T20I against IndiaAmbati Rayudu showed his prowess with a match-winning 90 at the Hamilton ODI and Shastri said he can be an option at number three.“Yes, maybe Rayudu, or someone else, could bat at number three, and Kohli comes in at number four. We wouldn’t want to disturb the opening combination. Separating the top-three could make the batting stronger.”Shastri said Rayudu’s innings eased his worries to an extent and his unorthodox style of batting can be an X factor for the team.“… the one quality Rayudu has, he can be very unorthodox. With the way he bats, he can be an x-factor for us. He will play shots that are unconventional at times, but they can be very effective,” he said.“The more he plays like this (like at Wellington), the more he will realise he can do that to the opposition.” last_img read more

UW faces must-win situation at Drake

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first_imgWisconsin senior guard Alyssa Karel knows UW must limit turnovers to upend the Bulldogs.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin women’s basketball team (2-6) cannot seem to put together their strongest performances in the right games, but will be looking to do that and break a seven-game losing stretch against the Drake Bulldogs (5-2) Thursday.Facing head coach Lisa Stone’s former school – she coached the Bulldogs from 2000 to 2003 – this could be a great opportunity for the Badgers to end their losing streak with a road victory at the Knapp Center. However, Wisconsin still needs to improve on several aspects of their game if they want to come out of Des Moines with a win.“We’ve been focusing on rebounding, taking care of the ball and getting the ball inside and out with the post,” freshman guard Morgan Paige said. “The last couple games we’ve been doing better with the defensive rebounding, and it’s just the amount of turnovers that we’re really struggling with and the full court pressure.”Although UW had some defensive struggles earlier this year, they have held their last three opponents, including a very talented Duke squad, to less than 60 points and will look for the same defensive intensity against Drake.However, turnovers have certainly been a major issue for the Badgers all year, and it was no more detrimental to the team than in their last game against Oklahoma State, when they handed the ball over 25 times, the most this season. Wisconsin’s last three losses have all come by eight points or less, proof that these specific issues are holding the team back right now.“A lot of these games are so close, and if we just had decreased our turnovers by four or five turnovers, we might have gotten some of these wins,” senior guard Alyssa Karel said. “So I think just definitely taking care of the ball should be our focus.”Drake may not be the most highly touted or flashy team the Badgers have faced so far, but the Missouri Valley Conference opponent relies on a good shooting game to put up an average of 68.3 points per game. Shooting almost 43 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from beyond the arc, the Bulldogs’ offense will not be easy to slow down.As a mid-major opponent, Drake could also be looking to make a statement against a more recognized Big Ten squad in Wisconsin.“Drake’s a great opponent,” assistant coach Ty Margenthaler said. “They play physical…this is a game where I guarantee you they circled on their calendar. They’ve got a Big Ten opponent coming in their gym, so we definitely have to be ready.”The Bulldogs’ high-scoring offense is led by senior guard Kristin Turk, who averages nearly 20 points per game. On the defensive end, junior forward Rachael Hackbarth grabs an average of seven rebounds per game to go along with more than 12 points per contest.Despite the inside presence of Hackbarth, the UW coaching staff believes the team will find most of their offensive success on the inside with their post players. Since Drake is a relatively undersized team, the game could be won in the paint for the Badgers.“One thing I think we really need to take advantage of is our strength and size; some of the bigger schools that have played them have done that,” Margenthaler said. “And that’s something we’re going to try to do…get the ball inside to Lin[Zastrow] and Tara [Steinbauer] and Anya [Covington]…so I’m hoping that in a 40 minute game, that will take over.”Giving up an average of 61.1 points per game, Wisconsin should be able to put up some points against a more offensively-minded team.Despite their recent losses, many of which were very close, the Badgers are keeping things in perspective and remembering that the conference season has not even started yet. If the team can get these basic issues resolved now, then they will be playing better in the most important part of the season.“I think it’s just a matter of getting over that hump. We’re so close; we do a lot of things right every game,” Karel said. “But, it’s just a matter of putting it all together, and I think these first games can be the hardest.”last_img read more

Q&A with interim head coach Ed Orgeron

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first_imgDT: You’re making your debut as interim head coach, are you nervous at all or have any exciting jitters?Coach O: I guess come Thursday I will be a little fired up. I don’t know about nervous though; I will be fired up. DT: Have you planned how the game is going to go on the sidelines?Coach O: I think we are going to have to work it out as we go, but I really think it is going to help having Clay Helton on the sideline managing the offense, and me right there helping him talking about the offense. … I’m really going to be there to encourage, show enthusiasm and keep things going on. DT: Do you remember where to stand as a head coach?Coach O: Oh yeah, right in the middle of everybody. I will be fine. … I feel at home at the Coliseum. I’ve been there since 1998, and I know that it’s going to be a little bit different, but ever since I came to Los Angeles, I’ve felt at home. … I promise you this … I’m going to feel good being a head coach in cardinal and gold. DT: Do you have any kind of speech planned for before Thursday night’s game?Coach O: We’ve been preparing for this all week but come Thursday night when we get in the Coliseum, they’re going to be ready to go, but I’m sure I will have a couple of words to tell ’em. DT: What have you learned about game management and time management since the last time you had to do that as a head coach?Coach O: Make good, sound decisions, not emotional decisions. The last time that I was a head coach [at Ole Miss], I made a couple emotional decisions and it cost me. One time, I went for it on 4th and two when I shouldn’t have, and if I wasn’t as emotional, I would’ve made a better decision and I’ve learned from that.center_img DT: One of the things that Lane [Kiffin] had talked about for the past couple of years was whether he was focusing too much on the offense instead of being a head coach. Is that something you are going to be fighting or thinking about?Coach O: Not really … I’m going to do what I do best … coach toughness, style and energy throughout the whole game with the whole team. … I will be [with] the whole team as much as I can and we are going to give it everything we got. …  I plan on coaching the whole team and I’m going to be on the sideline. … Ross Cummins will go with [the defensive line] and him and Clancy [Pendergast] will make the proper adjustments. Though interim head coach Ed Orgeron has coached many games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the spotlight has never truly been on him. That’ll change Thursday night.After practice on Tuesday during the last media session of the week, Daily Trojan staff writer Darian Nourian was there to see what “Coach O” is thinking ahead of his  head coaching debut at USC. Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24last_img read more

Defensive ends undermanned heading into Syracuse football’s matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Only three names immediately came to Jake Pickard’s mind when thinking about who could step up at defensive end on Saturday.“Me, (graduate transfer) De’Jon (Wilson), (redshirt freshman Josh) Black and whoever else steps up is going to have to make sure to hold it down and have our brothers’ backs,” Pickard said.It’s the whoever else that could be a problem. Syracuse started the season with a thin and inexperienced defensive end grouping. Between them, none had started a snap at defensive end for the Orange.Against Wake Forest last game, Kendall Coleman was called for targeting, earning a suspension for the first half against Virginia Tech, and Black injured what appeared to be his ankle on the first drive of the fourth quarter, never to return. He wasn’t on the injury report released Thursday so he should be a full go. That still leaves an undermanned position group headed into a matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) and a fairly mobile quarterback in Jerod Evans on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.“You always have to be prepared for that,” Pickard said, “just what happened in that game. You never know. You guys could have a full depth one play and three plays later that could be completely tarnished.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Sheldon | Photo EditorBlack and Coleman’s plays happened two Wake Forest offensive series apart. First, Black got hurt. Then Coleman hit Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford high well after a throw, earning him a roughing the passer penalty, an ejection and a suspension after an in-game review.Dino Babers called it a bang-bang play and didn’t see helmet-to-helmet contact, but those calls cannot be reversed after the game.Wilson, Pickard and freshman Kenneth Ruff took over at the two spots with the starters out. Wilson is starting in Coleman’s place on Saturday and Pickard will likely start if is too limited.Beyond those three there aren’t many more options. Earlier in the season, defensive tackle Chris Slayton had played at defensive end. An injury to Kayton Samuels bumped Slayton back inside, but Samuels is now healthy. SU could move Slayton back to defensive end if necessary.“We’re not going to be in too much of a disaster plan,” Pickard said. “We definitely have backups. We have other guys showing contribution that could play defensive end for us that could help us out if necessary.”The other challenge looming for the Orange is shutting down Evans, who led his team in rushes last weekend and averages about 50 yards per game. Other teams Syracuse has faced that run read-option plays — Louisville and South Florida — have fared well, compiling 250 yards on the ground with their QBs (most of which was earned by Lamar Jackson’s 199-yard game) and 648 total rushing yards between the two games.Those were the second and third games of the season. And since then, Babers and defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds have stressed to the young ends, “we don’t have time for you to be freshmen anymore. You guys have to step up,” Pickard recalled.“They do have some younger guys out there playing, but they’re certainly playing with great effort,” Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said. “Their technique has gotten better since the season started. I think it’s apparent. They’re obviously being well coached in their schemes and their techniques.”The Orange runs a carousel of ends in and out throughout the game to keep them fresh. Pickard sees that as an advantage for the Orange, but thinks any of the players could last an extended amount of time on the field, or even close to a full game — which may become a reality on Saturday.“If that time ever comes where it’s just one or two people at each position,” Pickard said, “we’re definitely going to be able to do that and still work at the highest level we can while with the lower numbers we have.” Comments Published on October 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Syracuse 3-point slump leads to offensive adjustments

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Joseph Girard III had driven, spun and faded away from North Carolina State defenders during Syracuse’s latest loss. He scored 30 points with Elijah Hughes hurt, making Feb. 11 Girard’s best collegiate performance.But, sitting in front of his locker postgame, Girard rued the misses. SU’s other shooters could relate. The Orange fell, 79-74, to NC State in the Carrier Dome, after a three-for-18 showing from 3. Each miss represented Syracuse’s current offensive limit.“We fought hard,” Girard said, “but if I made even two more open 3s? That’s six points and we would’ve won.”In recent weeks, opponents have adapted to the Orange’s 3-laden attack, SU players and coaches said. Defenders are more aggressive, challenging the trio of Girard, Hughes and leading-shooter Buddy Boeheim (84 3s). They’ve also doubled ball screens and hand-offs that establish space for the Orange.In SU’s last eight contests, it’s uncharacteristically converted 28.2% from 3. The drop-off didn’t correlate with a larger offensive issue. Three-point production has dipped steadily before cratering on Feb. 11 against the Wolfpack, and Syracuse’s (14-10, 7-6 Atlantic Coast) 16.7%-rate against NC State stuck out like a sore thumb.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorSyracuse converts 32.2% of its 3s in conference play (seventh-best in the ACC), but it hasn’t eclipsed that mark since Jan. 15. With three losses in four games pressuring their tournament chances, the Orange will need to find their mark, possibly without Hughes, at No. 8 Florida State. Though a top-15 defense, per KenPom, the Seminoles allow the third-most 3s in the conference.“Teams are going to keep that adjustment,” Buddy said. “It’s working. We gotta figure out how to do better.”Buddy and Girard slogged through their 18 attempts against the Wolfpack, and the rare open look still rimmed out. Quincy Guerrier shot zero 3s for the third-straight game in a career-high 37 minutes. He had a few opportunities but opted against them. Of the backup guards — Brycen Goodine and Howard Washington – only Goodine played four minutes. But neither have shot many from behind the arc this season as they’ve followed coach directives. SU’s relied on the Hughes-Buddy-Girard trio, and they’re the only ones consistently given a green light.While Buddy couldn’t establish a scoring rhythm through tighter defense, he facilitated. The ball hung near the elbow and corner, and on one possession Buddy shielded his defender from the ball and bounced a pass under the rim to Guerrier, who finished with 16. The offense pivoted inside by necessity.In its last four contests, SU has averaged 33 points in the paint. But after losing to Duke, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said it’s “not enough.”“We’re not really making enough shots at the 3-point line,” Boeheim said, “and that’s something that’s important for us to win these kinds of games.”At the start of the calendar year, the Orange’s success was linked to their 3-point rate. They were 3-5 in games with fewer than 10 made 3s. But starting Jan. 11 against Virginia, they won five-straight. SU found different ways to win and adjusted well against lesser opponents. Three-point attempts came more from two-man games — a temporary reprieve run well by Hughes and Girard — or fast-break runs.In the half court, the pick-and-roll failed to create clean shots from behind the arc. Boeheim said defenses rushed SU shooters. Eventually, it caught up in the loss column. Syracuse hit just six deep balls when it lost to Duke despite 88 points overall. Then, Wake Forest threatened an upset with its match-up zone.SU’s shooters have shown glimmers of their old 3-point prowess. They’ve connected on the occasional tightly contested, crowd-popping heave before hitting more in succession. Buddy ended a scoring drought against Wake Forest by hitting a deep 3 with a hand in his face. Later in the frame, Syracuse went on a 14-0 run propelled by four 3s.After SU’s season opener, when it registered a then-low of five made 3s against Virginia, assistant coach Gerry McNamara instituted a circle-motion offense. It led to a boost in nonconference play. And with Hughes’ long-term status unclear, another strategic shift could key a turnaround.Down three against NC State in the second half, McNamara watched Girard bring the ball forward. Buddy ran down the right side of the court, and Marek Dolezaj filled the gap. As they crossed half court, Buddy and Girard simultaneously pointed toward Dolezaj. The forward then screened for Buddy, who caught a Girard pass for a 3. From the bench, McNamara stood up and fist bumped.“We can do it in multiple ways,” Girard said. “I just think if we shoot like we did before we can be dangerous.” Comments Published on February 12, 2020 at 11:26 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

GFA must focus on local players – Afranie

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first_imgFormer Coach of the Black Stars, Emmanuel Afranie wants Ghana to follow the example of successful teams at the just ended Nations Cup, by incorporating more locally based players into the senior national team.The Black Stars failed to make it to the finals of the tournament in South Africa and with the World Cup qualifiers beckoning, there have been heavy talks of beefing up the team with key players who were missing in Ghana’s last continental showing.The former Coach who doubles as a member of the Black Stars Technical Committee, ignored such suggestions insisting, inadequate preparation was the bane of the team at the tourney. He urged the Football Association to pay more attention to Ghanaian players plying their trade in the country.“I would prefer that in future, we take a very serious look at the Local Black Stars, because they can camp for longer periods and build the sort of team cohesion needed for winning various tournaments. Some teams did that this time round to great effect and the performance of our local players should encourage us to give them a chance,” he said, on the JOY Sports Link, Saturday.Sterling performances of local players including goal keeper, Fatau Dauda, midfielder Solomon Asante, and defenders Awal Mohammed and Kissi Boateng at this year’s Nations cup, are now the reference points for such debates and Head Coach Kwasi Appiah would be on the lookout as the Glo premier league 2nd round beginslast_img read more

Yasiel Puig’s heroics not enough as Dodgers fall to Pirates 6-3

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Josh Harrison and Neil Walker had RBI singles off Brandon League, then Paul Maholm relieved League, only to see pinch hitter Gaby Sanchez greet him with an RBI double to left field, helping Pittsburgh defeat the Dodgers 6-3 in the opening game of a four-game series.League, who has mostly been effective this season, went two-thirds of an inning, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk.“I couldn’t buy myself a groundout tonight,” League said. “I’m not sure if my sinker was not sinking or if it was location, I’ll have to check out the video tomorrow.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he’s not concerned about League’s performance.“You have to look at his body of work this season, he’s been really good,” Mattingly said. “You have to allow him a hiccup now and again.” Yasiel Puig is gunning for Player of the Month honors, and at this point, is there really any doubt?Puig continued to electrify the home crowd on Thursday night during a matchup of Southern California-bred starting pitchers.The Dodgers’ Dan Haren continued to pitch well at Dodger Stadium and Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole became comfortable after a rocky start.Haren’s effort was wiped out when the Pirates scored three runs in the seventh inning off the Dodger bullpen. center_img Puig, who went into the game leading the majors with a .406 average, .509 on-base percentage and .760 slugging percentage in May, went 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. He now leads the National League with 25 RBIs in May.Puig also made a sensational one-handed catch against the wall down the right-field line in the eighth inning. Puig has reached base safely in 30 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the major leagues. But Puig’s exploits were not enough.Cole, making his second major league appearance in Southern California and first at Dodger Stadium, settled down after the first two innings and retired 11 in a row before Puig led off the the sixth inning with a double and Hanley Ramirez singled him home to tie the score 3-3.The Dodgers jumped on Cole early. In the first inning, Andre Ethier delivered a one-out triple down the right-field line and Puig followed with bloop RBI double to right field, dunking the ball in between second baseman Neil Walker and right fielder Josh Harrison and failing to stop until he beat the throw to second. In the second inning, Justin Turner led off with a line-drive single just out of the reach of diving center fielder Andrew McCutchen. After a Tim Federowicz sacrifice bunt, Dee Gordon delivered an RBI single up the middle under the glove of diving shortstop Clint Barmes to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.Former Dodger Russell Martin hit a two-out, solo home run on a split-finger fastball left up in the zone by Haren in the sixth inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead.“I’m really mad about that pitch,” Haren said. “Right as I let it go I knew. I was just hoping he’d foul it off.”Haren, a Bishop Amat High graduate and former Pepperdine star who has not lost at Dodger Stadium this season, went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts. League took the loss, so Haren still has not lost in five starts at Dodger Stadium this season.“I’ve been mediocre for a few starts now, I have to get back to how I was throwing earlier in the season,” Haren said. “I’ve got to get guys to swing and miss a little more. When that many balls are put into play, bad things are going to happen.”Cole went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Three Pittsburgh relievers kept the Dodgers off the scoreboard. Jason Grilli closed it out in the ninth.Barmes went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, Harrison went 2 for 5 with two RBIs and Walker went 2 for 5 with an RBI for Pittsburgh.The Dodgers’ nine-game home winning streak against the Pirates came to an end.last_img read more