‘Drug den’ dismantled

first_img The suspects were detained in the lockup facility of the Silay City police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them. (PDEA Region 6/PN) Aside from Jornalin, four alleged visitors to the drug den were also caught during the operation around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. They were Rico Castillo; Mark Relasyon; Carlo Diaz; and Eric Dato-on. BACOLOD City – A suspected operator ofa drug den and four individuals were arrested in a sting operation inSilay City, Negros Occidental. During the raid, antidrug operatives were able to confiscate suspected shabu weighing about 16 grams. Operatives of the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Occidental swooped down Sitio Cubay inBarangay Guinhalaran, Silay City where they arrested five persons led bysuspected drug den maintainer Mario Jornalin. last_img read more

‘Cow Appreciation Day’ could mean free chicken for you

first_imgBatesville, In. — Tuesday, July 10 is Cow Appreciation Day and the folks at Chick-fil-A have a unique, fun way to show that you are “udderly crazy.” Until 7 p.m. customers that wear something “cow-like”, wave a cowbell or do something cow-like get free chicken.There are more details about the promotion here.Find the nearest Chick-fil-A here.last_img

Intercomp renews IMCA Modified awards, continues role in Stock Car decal program

first_imgInformation about the extensive line of Intercomp products and apparel is available at www.intercompracing.com, on Facebook or by calling 800 328-3336. Manufacturer of the Official Scales of IMCA, Intercomp also returns to the national decal program for Stock Cars for the 17th consecutive year. Drivers in that division must display two Intercomp decals on their race car to make themselves eligible for na­tional and regional point fund shares.  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers enjoy the support of Intercomp again this season.  “Intercomp has not only been one of the longest-running supporters of IMCA racing but a mainstay on the Stock Car decal program,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “To have a program in place as long as we have with Intercomp really says something about the relationship they’ve built with not only us as a sanctioning body, but with our racers as well.” In its 26th season of sponsorship, the Minneapolis, Minn., company gives $100 certificates, good toward the purchase of RFX wireless scales or digital chassis setup equip­ment, to designated finishers at 30 selected Modified specials and to top 10 drivers in EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for Stock Cars.  Certifi­cates for Modified racers will be mailed within a week after special event results are received at the IMCA home office. Stock Car certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November. “IMCA has been an advocate of Intercomp for 26 years, and we are very proud to work with an organization that has such a long track record with us,” said Chris Berg, Intercomp Market Specialist. “Working with IMCA allows us the opportunity to educate a wide variety to racers on how to get the most out of a race car’s chassis and engine setup.”last_img read more

AquaTrojans Swimming & Diving Teams Earn Academic All-American Honors

first_imgThe East Central AquaTrojans Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving teams were honored with being named Academic All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc.The Lady AquaTrojans received a Silver level rating with a team Grade Point Average of 3.599.The Boys AquaTrojans received a Bronze level rating with a team Grade Point Average of 3.599.Over 344,755 students are involved in aquatics at the high school level in over 16,294 programs for boys’ and girls’ programs in the nation.Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img

Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Sunday he was not out to copy anyone, after beginning his new career with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A.Pirlo, who only received his coaching badge last week, has cited Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte as his biggest influences. But he said that his style of football would be a mix of everything.“I don’t want to copy anyone, I have my own ideas and I will take my cue from the teams that impressed me,” he said.“We haven’t had much time because the boys have only been back for a week from their national team commitments.”“We saw a few things today (Sunday) and in the friendlies, but it will take time to assimilate things. We are missing players but, with the ones we have, we will try to do the best we can.”Juve dominated possession, something Pirlo said he wanted them to do, and also pressed Sampdoria aggressively and broke quickly when they had the ball. However, they still needed two late goals to ensure the three points.“It’s about finding the right balance,” he said. “Quality players are always welcome, as long as they have the characteristics to bring balance to the team.”His opposite number Claudio Ranieri was anything but happy as he slammed Sampdoria for a lack of courage.“Today I didn’t see the Samp I wanted to see, I’m very disappointed,” he said. “We were too fearful. You can lose games but you have to try and play. Juventus played with hunger and my team didn’t.”“We were lucky to get away with 3-0 because we could have conceded a lot more. We were timid, fearful and weak and I don’t know why this happened.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andrea PirloAntonio ConteCarlo AncelottiJuventusPep GuardiolaSampdorialast_img read more

SA elite cricketers show united face in moving Centurion tribute

first_imgAFTER days of discussion around the Black Lives Matter issue, South Africa’s elite cricketers showed a united face against racism by taking a knee at Centurion’s SuperSport Park ahead of the 3TC match yesterday.All 24 participating players, support staffers, CSA officials including Graeme Smith, the director of cricket, and members of the SuperSport commentary team – Makhaya Ntini among them – joined in as South Africa staged its first live cricket match in four months.The gesture, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, came after a fortnight that showed up the fault-lines in South African cricket. On the eve of the match, Smith, Faf du Plessis and Dwaine Pretorius confirmed that they would take the knee, and joined three other white South African cricketers – Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen and Marizanne Kapp – in supporting Lungi Ngidi’s call for players to join the rest of the world in making a stand against racial discrimination.With no spectators allowed at the ground, television coverage showed the players standing in a half-circle facing the vacant presidential suite at SuperSport Park to sing South Africa’s national anthem Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. The players then took their positions on the field, with Temba Bavuma’s Kites bowling first, to Reeza Hendricks’ Kingfishers.As the umpires called time, with the words “we are ready”, the Kites players – batsmen Janneman Malan and Hendricks – and the umpires took a knee on the field. The rest of the teams and everyone else involved stood around the outside of the boundary and did the same, their right fists raised in solidarity.Cameras panned to Smith, who was flanked by former Springbok World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar and former South Africa quick Ntini, who had made headlines this week as he recalled instances of racial discrimination during his time as an international. In an interview on television on Friday morning, Ntini revealed how he used to run from the ground to the team hotel to escape the “loneliness” of sitting on the team bus, where he said the rest of the squad would move to the back if he was in front and vice-versa.On the day, on the live broadcast, Ntini and Smith discussed the gestures at the start of the game. Smith told Ntini he could “feel the emotion coming from you”. Ntini replied: “that’s why we stand together.”“A very important message is being put out today,” Smith said on air, and Ntini agreed, calling it “one of our greatest moments”, while also echoing the call for unity. “Everyone can see that, as South Africans, we all stand up and plough the same furrow together. We stand together,” Ntini said. “The more we do this the more change will happen. Here’s Lungi. He was the first one to voice it, and everyone (who has since supported BLM) stood by him.”Ngidi’s stance on BLM prompted reactions from both sides with four former players – Rudi Steyn, Pay Symcox, Brian McMillan and Boeta Dippenaar – criticising the youngster for not showing equal solidarity for the fight against the murder of predominantly white farmers in the country.The quartet drew the ire of 31 former players including Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince, Ntini, JP Duminy and Herschelle Gibbs, and five current coaches including Geoffrey Toyana and Wandile Gwazu who were in charge of Eagles and Kites respectively at the 3TC.The group collectively issued a statement in support of Ngidi and called for CSA and cricketers to support the BLM movement.Hashim Amla, who wasn’t in the list of signatories to that letter, made public his own thoughts on the matter the next day, thanking Ngidi and others, who had “stood up for just causes in their own way”. On air, Smith said, “There’s no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he’s handled himself extremely well.”After the letter from the 36 players and coaches – all of colour – CSA issued a second statement supporting the BLM movement but it was not until Friday that more plans around how it would show that support were revealed when Smith, du Plessis and Pretorius said they would take a knee.Before, during, and after the game, the players and commentators, as well as CSA officials, wore armbands with ‘Black Lives Matter’ emblazoned on them. Andile Phehlukwayo, who was playing for the Eagles, also wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt under his team shirt, and showed it off when he dismissed Heinrich Klaasen in the final innings of the match. By Firdose Moonda – South Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfolast_img read more

BCGS Holds Dr. Ighodaro @50 Birthday Golf Tourney

first_imgBenin Club Golf Section will be the centre of action on Sunday, as the Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro 50th Birthday Golf Tournament tees-off at the club golf course, GRA, Benin City, Edo State capital.Hundreds of top amateur golfers from various golf clubs such as UBTH golf club, Ibori golf and country club (IGCC), Asaba, Ogunu Golf Resort, Warri, and many others across the country will feature in the birthday tournament.The tournament is being organised by Friends of Dr. Ighodaro and the management of BCGS in honour of Dr. Ighodaro Emmanuel, the current competition/handicap secretary of the club. Dr. Ighodaro, a former Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and an ardent golfer playing off handicap 9 will have a moment of playing alongside his golfing friends at the tournament. According to the organising committee, golfers should expect nothing less than a splendid tournament as Benin Club is known as the home of golf in Nigeria.Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu and many other golfers are expected to grace the event that will tee-off from 6:30 am – 1:00pm, while presentation of trophies and other prizes will hold later in the evening.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

USC falls to Arizona in fourth conference loss

first_imgA cold start shooting from the field for USC could not be thawed out by a blazing scoring run in the second half in a 73-66 loss to Arizona on Thursday.Despite finishing the game on a 32-17 run over the final 10 minutes of regulation and even pulling within a score of No. 14 Arizona with one minute remaining, USC fell prey to the Wildcats. The Trojans (16-4, 3-4) dropped their second consecutive home game at the Galen Center and fell to a losing record in conference play at 3-4. After shooting just 8-for-31 from the field in the first half, the Trojans finished the game by shooting 14-for-28 in the second half. With just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation, USC trailed Arizona (17-2, 6-0) by as many as 22-points.A 28-11 scoring run from USC which spanned 10 minutes in the later stages of the second half pulled the Trojans frustratingly close of tying the score with the Wildcats late in regulation. A pair of made free throws from redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron pulled the game within one possession, 67-64, with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter. On the following possession, Arizona freshman forward Lauri Markkanen — who recorded a game-high 23 points — took the ball up the floor and sunk a 3-point field goal that put the Wildcats ahead 70-64 with 39 seconds remaining in regulation.“That was a huge shot, the shot clock was running down, we were playing great defense and we had all the momentum,” Enfield said. “It was just a back-breaker. It was a tough way to lose when they knock down a 30-footer at the end of shot clock.” The late 3-pointer from Markkanen put an end to the Trojans’ comeback efforts and effectively put the game out of reach for USC. “You never want to have to rely on a late last-minute run to win a game,” junior guard Elijah Stewart said. “We’ve just got to get off to a good start (in games) when it comes to certain assignments. Usually when you get that adrenaline towards the end of the game it helps you out.”USC’s offensive barrage in the second half was a complete contradiction to the struggles which they dealt with offensively in the opening half. As a team, the Trojans shot 1-for-10 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half. USC missed its first nine 3-point field goal attempts in the second half, and a 3-pointer from junior guard Elijah Stewart in the final minute of the first half was only the second 3-point make for USC of the game. In the second half, USC shot 6-for-11 from beyond the arc as a team. After missing eight of its last nine field goal attempts to conclude the first half, USC found itself trailing by double-digits at halftime with a score of 29-19.A 27-15 run from Arizona which spanned the opening five minutes of the second half preceded the Trojans’ comeback run late in the game. Stewart was the leading scorer for the Trojans, scoring 15 of his 20 points against Arizona in the second half. Clutch free-throw shooting from USC preserved and enhanced its comeback effort in the second half Thursday night. After recently poor shooting performances from the free throw line in previous losses to Cal and Utah, the Trojans shot 15-of-18 from the stripe against the Wildcats. Following the loss, the Trojans will now stay at the Galen Center to take on conference opponent Arizona State on Sunday. USC will seek a much-needed win over the Sun Devils to remain in the race for a strong finish in the Pac-12 standings.  “We’ve played well most of the season, but yes, there have been times we didn’t. We just need to keep getting better and staying confident,” Enfield said. “I hope our players realize that they can play with anyone on our schedule. They can beat really good teams like we already have this year … our staff has all the confidence in the world in these guys.”last_img read more

Delta, Lagos Rule Championship

first_img18TH NESTLE MILO SEC SCH B’BALLThe 18th edition of the Nestle Milo Basketball Championship for Secondary Schools was finally rounded off at indoor sport Hall of Asaba Stadium, Delta state, with two thrilling finals in the girls and boys’ categories.The curtain raiser was the girl’s final match which featured St. Judes Girls Secondary School Amarata, Bayelsa State andWesley Girls Snr Sec School Lagos. The girls final match was full of expectations, Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School Lagos State, gave the Asaba crowd something to cheer as they dethrone last year’s champions, St Jude girls sec school Amarata Bayelsa state 30-29 points in well contested game to emerge champions.The boys’ final match was thrilling and sensational, Government Secondary School Karu FCT Abuja, almost recorded an upset against Osadenis Mixed Secondary School Asaba Delta State. But thanks to the shooting prowess of the championship ‘Most Valuable Player’ Marvelous Mba of Delta State who lifted his team’s spirit with his several three pointers to make it 57-49 points.Earlier in the day, Crowther memorial college Lokoja, Kogi state went past Henson Demonstration School Benin,Edo State 40-37 points to win the third-place match in the boys category.Also, Government Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State defeated Yejide girls grammar sch,Ibadan Oyo State 30-28 points to pick the bronze in the girls’ category.In his address, Mr Femi Akintola, Category Manager-Beverages, Nestle Nigeria PLC, said no fewer than 9,000 schools participated in this year championship in both male and female categories.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Stephen Odey: Beckoning on Rohr for Call-up

first_imgWith 10 goals across all competitions for his Swiss club -FC Zurich, former Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer- Stephen Odey seems to be announcing himself to Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr for a national team call-upStephen Odey took his goal tally for the season to 10 goals across all competitions as FC Zürich claimed a 2-0 win against Grasshopper in the Swiss Super League last Sunday.Zürich dominated the game and had 24 shots on target, one of which was the 84th-minute goal netted by the former Mountain of Fire striker . The 20-year-old has registered his name on the scoresheet in the three competitions he has played for FC Zürich this term, including the Super League, Swiss Cup and Europa League.Odey has tallied six goals in the Swiss top flight, one in the Europa League against Bayer Leverkusen and three in the Cup.Since his transfer to Switzerland in October 2017, Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has not looked at his direction for an invitation to the national team.With their win in the derby, FC Zürich climbed to third place in the standings.In a chat with former Nigerian international Waidi Akani, he is of the opinion that if he keeps on scoring for his club there is no way the Super Eagles coaches would not look at his direction soon.“With the Nigeria Football Federation planning series of friendly matches for the senior national team in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in a yet to be named venue, if Odey continues with the rate he is going he might probably get a look at for one of one of the friendly matches ahead of the 2019 AFCON.“Even if he does not make it to the AFCON, an invitation would be a boost to his morale. He is still very young with several international competitions ahead of him.“Brazil does it very well, anytime their young players are doing very well, he gets an invitation to the national team for friendly matches just to boost his morale and I think we should be toeing the line too,” the former Super Eagles defensive midfielder said.Continuing, Akani said, “Odey has always been a hard-working footballer, we all saw what he did while he was with MFM FC while still playing in the local league. If not for his move to Switzerland he would have probably finished as the season’s highest goal scorer.”   Every season, the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) pitches a new star and in 2017, Odey of MFM FC was the star man.His striking form left opposing teams in tears and sorrow, and placed MFM FC as a major contender for the league title and eventually earned them a continental ticket in 2018.The sudden resurgence of the club appears to be tied to the magical boots of Odey whose goal count hits 18. This striker did not just drop from the moon; he is a product of the GTBank Principals Cup, a grass root football development programme of Guaranty Trust Bank.Odey played in the second edition of GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup where he was the captain of the winning Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege. He also topped the list of the GTBank 13-man All Star Team of the Year. It is, therefore, no surprise that the little mustard seed is fast growing into an oak.In January 2017, Odey received the NPFL Bloggers’ Award as the most valuable player of the month. And in the 2017 season, he was the first player to score a hat trick among over 200 players in the league.His exploit led to his invitation to the Super Eagles CHAN Team doubleheader qualifiers against Benin Republic in August in 2017.His impressive performance led to his signing a four-year contract with Swiss club-FC Zurich.Odey joined FC Zurich last year on a four-year deal and will earn an $8,000 a month at the club, thereby becoming the third Nigerian player to represent the club after the late Rashidi Yekini and Ike Shorunmu.Initially, the former MFM star struggled for game time at Letzigrund during his debut season, often making cameos, scoring three goals in 19 competitive appearances, playing a total of 581 minutes.However, for the current campaign, Odey has seen his stock rise as he is now the focal point of the Zurich frontline, a result which has seen him net 10 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, spending 1,494 minutes so far on the pitch.Odey’s only involvement with the Super Eagles to date came in a friendly with Corsica last year where he featured alongside his former MFM teammate Sikiru Olatunbosun. He has also been involved with the B Team, playing in the 2018 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more