Man nabbed for ‘defaming’ police officer

first_imgReno Salvilla of Barangay Mali-ao, Paviawas accused of defaming Police Staff Sergeant Franklin Suizo. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m.on Thursday. ILOILO City – A 48-year-old man wasarrested for supposedly shouting expletives at a police officer at a quarantinecheckpoint in Barangay Purok 2, Pavia, Iloilo. Suizo, who was then implementing thecheckpoint, barred Salvilla from passing through after the latter failed topresent a home quarantine pass. But Salvilla resisted and figured in a heatedargument with Suizo. Salvilla was taken to the Pavia policestation. Charges will be filed against him./PNlast_img read more

Van Straten victorious in Oshkosh opener

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (May 1) – Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway kicked off its 2015 racing season Friday night on a large scale as 153 teams checked in to compete on the very smooth and fast 1/3-mile clay oval.Travis Van Straten and John Heinz drew the front row for the Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main and pulled into the lead spots at the start. Dylan Heillmann, Joe Arndt and David Hoern­ing  were scored behind the leader after the first couple laps were recorded.Van Straten held a couple car length lead through out the race and despite a final caution on lap nine was able to maintain the lead to collect his first feature win of the  season. Heinz took se­cond with Hoerning outdueling Heillmann to take third.The Automotive Supply Co IMCA Modifieds brought a field of 33 cars with 20 making the starting grid for the feature event.  Mike Wedelstadt drew the pole and established a quick lead on the start. Johnny Whitman, Marcus Yarie, Dan Wirth and Mike Mashl dropped in behind.The top three spread out and the rest of the field bunched behind before a lap 10 caution reset the field. Wedelstadt lost his lead with Whitman, Yarie, Mike Mullen, from mid-pack, Tim Robbins, Ed­die Muenster and Mashl behind him for the restart.Mullen worked to the inside of Whitman and after a couple laps was able to move into the runner-up spot, with Yarie advancing into third. Mullen continued to reel in the leader and used the inside line again on lap 14 to take the lead. Once in front, Mullen pulled away leaving the battle for se­cond.Mullen captured the opening night feature for the second year in a row. Whitman prevailed in the tight race for the runner-up spot with Yarie taking third.Jeff Steenberger grabbed the lead from the pole at the start of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Jeff Schmuhl, Jon Schultz, Wyatt Block, Zach McKinnon and Tom Schneider hooked up behind.The lone caution appeared on lap seven and Steenberger again held the lead with Schmuhl, Block, Kevin Bethke, Schneider and Schultz tight behind. Steenberger opened a slight lead and held off Schmuhl to win his first Speedzone feature since June 7 2013. Right behind in third was Block.last_img read more

Pardew clash overshadows Newcastle win

first_img Hull very nearly had an equaliser in the 36th minute when Long did well to draw a foul 20 yards from goal, rolling away from his marker before being brought to ground. Jelavic stood over the set-piece but saw his effort come back off the crossbar. The hosts’ first-half frustrations continued as Huddlestone’s fine ball down the channel was collected by Long, who twisted his man to create space before delivering a deep cross to the back post where Elmohamady headed wastefully wide. And Hull’s combination of ill-fortune and wastefulness in front of goal bit them again three minutes before the break when Figueroa inexplicably under-hit a pass-back which was seized upon by Remy, who rounded McGregor before slotting into an empty net. Hull needed a speedy response at the start of the second half and that is exactly what they got as they immediately pulled one back. Huddlestone’s free-kick was delivered into a crowd of players on the edge of the six-yard box, with Davies hanging in the air and nodding beyond Krul who got a fist to the ball but could not keep it out. Yet Hull’s hopes of a successful fightback were dashed within moments, a loose touch by Huddlestone in midfield inviting Sissoko to lead the breakaway. His pass picked out Gouffran who drilled a low shot that was only parried by McGregor, and it was Sissoko, smartly continuing his forward run, who lapped up the rebound. Hull struggled to mount a response in what time remained and Newcastle saw Remy and Gouffran both go close to netting before Anita added the gloss with a fourth in injury time. But the second half, and the match, were overshadowed by Padrew’s ugly clash with Meyler inside the final 20 minutes which sadly will stand as the overriding memory of an otherwise thoroughly entertaining contest. Newcastle finally broke Hull’s Indian sign over clubs from the north-east as a Moussa Sissoko brace helped the visitors to a 4-1 win at the KC Stadium, but the game was overshadowed by a second-half flashpoint which could well result in the Football Association coming down hard on Magpies boss Alan Pardew. Sissoko opened his account after just 10 minutes, sweeping home first time after a counter-attack, and then took the game away from the Tigers with his second, minutes after Curtis Davies’ header had given the hosts hope at 2-1. Newcastle’s second was a gift from Maynor Figueroa, the defender’s criminally under-hit back-pass allowing Loic Remy to gallop clear to score into an empty net after rounding Allan McGregor, while Vurnon Anita made it four in injury time. Press Association But the game’s main talking point arrived on 72 minutes when Hull midfielder David Meyler barged into Pardew as he looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. The Newcastle manager, no stranger to touchline altercations, squared up to Meyler before appearing to move his head in the direction of the Irishman. Referee Kevin Friend certainly viewed it as a serious incident and sent Pardew to the stands, with the FA sure to take a close look at the altercation in the coming days. The mood at the KC had earlier been one of confidence at kick-off, and with good cause given Hull’s record against teams from the north-east this season, with their league double over Sunderland having been supplemented by a thrilling 3-2 win over Newcastle in the first meeting in September and victory over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. Adding to the feel-good factor were the recalls handed to in-form strike duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, the January signings having been cup-tied for the Tigers’ FA Cup win over Brighton on Monday. Tom Huddlestone, Alex Bruce and Liam Rosenior also featured as Steve Bruce reverted to the starting line-up from last weekend’s 4-0 win at Cardiff. Despite their poor record in this fixture it was Newcastle who started the brighter and came close to opening the scoring in the fourth minute when Yoan Gouffran took aim with a strike from 20 yards that drew a dive from McGregor but was always drifting wide. Hull’s first foray into the opponents’ half nearly ended in a goal when Huddlestone’s free-kick found Bruce at the back post but his header from point-blank range was somehow kept out by Tim Krul, who then denied the Hull defender a second time from the rebound. And Hull’s frustration was doubled within 30 seconds as Newcastle broke quickly, the ball eventually coming to Mathieu Debuchy down the right whose low pull-back was met with a sweet first-time effort from Sissoko beyond the helpless McGregor. Hull took time to respond but almost pulled level with 25 minutes gone, Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross picking out Jelavic at the near post but the former Everton striker’s header went just wide. last_img read more

Former walk-on Braedon Bayer steadies SU in closing minutes of 55-53 win over MSU

first_imgTwo years ago, Bayer watched Syracuse’s Final Four run from his bed in his South Campus apartment. Before that, he worked out every day at 6 a.m. for six weeks with former SU star and NBA draft pick Tyler Lydon and Autry. He was sleeping on Lydon’s couch because he had nowhere else to stay. He wanted to play at Syracuse after a season and a half at D-III Grinnell College.By that May, Lydon told former Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins that Bayer “wasn’t just going to be a typical walk-on that’s just on the team. He said I could actually help,” Bayer recalled. Hopkins trusted Lydon’s word and didn’t ask for a second of film. In the summer of 2016, Boeheim nonchalantly told Hopkins and Lydon that Bayer had earned a spot on the team as a walk-on.On Sunday, he was called on in place of Howard, the second-most improved player in the ACC this season. After the game, Bayer was the one to place Syracuse’s sticker on its portable bracket, with the whole team rallying around him.“Now it’s kind of sinking in,” Bayer said. “I never thought I’d be playing in this stage at all. Just thought I’d be watching it from the bench.“I’ve worked my whole life for this.” Comments DETROIT — On Sunday morning, before Braedon Bayer replaced Syracuse starting point guard Frank Howard with the season on the line, before he picked up a steal and block in the closing minutes, Greg Bayer sent his son a short text from his Phoenix hotel.“I texted him the mantra he’s known all year,” Greg Bayer, Braedon’s father, said: “Stay ready.”“You know I always am,” Braedon texted back.Around the Syracuse locker room, players and coaches echoed variations of the same phrase: “Stay ready,” for months. Bayer was caught in the in-between, being told his time could come at any moment but rarely seeing it come to fruition. The phrase became a running joke on the team, because he’d be told to “stay ready” before nearly every game, then he’d ride the bench.Not on Sunday. When Howard fouled out with 6:29 left, the 11th-seeded Orange (23-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) trailed by four points and a potent third-seeded Michigan State (30-5, 16-2 Big Ten) attack was on the verge of pulling away at a loud Little Caesars Arena, full of nearly all green and white.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnter Bayer, a former walk-on who spent six weeks on then-SU star Tyler Lydon’s couch when he was trying out for the team. The 6-foot-4 guard, who was playing Division-III hoops in Iowa just over two years ago, recorded a key block on MSU star and likely NBA lottery selection Miles Bridges in the 55-53 victory.Bayer added a steal and forced two jump balls over the final six minutes of the game, preserving the Orange’s season and setting up a matchup with No. 2 seed Duke on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.“To be put in that position, to stay focused and keep this team going, that was phenomenal,” Syracuse associate head coach Adrian Autry said. “He had an unbelievable hustle play at the end not to five up two points and help us win.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorWith Syracuse up 50-49 and 1:38 locked on the clock, Bayer darted to the low block and met Bridges at full speed. He got a hand on MSU’s star, who scored 11 points. The Syracuse sideline erupted in unison. Then, Bayer stole the ball from Joshua Langford after a missed tip-in with eight seconds left.All the while, he altered a pair of shots at the top of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone alongside sophomore guard Tyus Battle, who led the Orange with 17 points. Bayer, for all the minutes he sat on the bench and didn’t come in, shined in the biggest moments of Syracuse’s season.Out in Phoenix, Bayer’s father was at a conference for the wealth management firm he founded. He was alongside his wife, Crystal, with about 35 other people at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.Downstairs, at Frank & Albert’s bar, Bayer’s parents watched the game from a TV. When Howard was called with his fourth foul, they looked at each other to confirm the situation: Braedon may just go in the game. The possibility that he would play grew closer and closer to reality.The Bayers jumped up from their seats when head coach Jim Boeheim motioned for him to run to the scorer’s table, Greg Bayer said in a brief phone conversation after the game. Howard Washington, Syracuse’s freshman guard out for the year due to an injury, walked up to Bayer before he walked on the court.In a way, Washington said that he could relate to Bayer. Before his injury, Washington was similarly riding the bench for the majority of games as his superiors, Battle and Howard, carried SU offensively. So Washington put his arms around Bayer.“You’ve been preparing for this, practicing all year for this,” Washington told Bayer during the embrace. “Go in there, take your time, play your game, play hard.”“And that block at the end?” Washington added postgame. “He’s made that play all of the time in practice. The ‘stay ready’ thing, coach (Boeheim) would say it every game and (Bayer) wouldn’t get in. Braedon was kind of like, ‘Well, coach is just saying this.’ But he brought it every day in practice and was huge today.”An hour after the final horn sounded, Bayer’s father looked back on his son’s rise to this stage, from overlooked high school player to Division III standout to a walk-on for a Power 5 team, to SU’s last scholarship player.To Syracuse late-game contributor.“Braedon came in, hadn’t played much the entire year, stepped up and played some great defense,” Battle said. “And it’s just the heart of this team. It’s amazing. It’s amazing.” Published on March 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GLSC hands over lease to National Toshaos Council

first_imgThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) on Tuesday presented a lease to the National Toshaos Council (NTC) for a plot of land in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The land will house the secretariat of the Toshaos Council. The Indigenous leaders, during the 2016 NTC Conference, had requested a plot of land from the Government to construct its long-awaited secretariat.During a briefing handing over ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner and GL&SC Chief Executive, Trevor Benn, reminded that the GLSC had expedited the request of the NTC to have the land available.“There has been a lease available since February for the National Toshaos Council,” he said, while addressing the Toshaos and Minister within the IndigenousNational Toshaos Council Chairman Nicholas Fredericks receives the lease from Commissioner Trevor Benn on TuesdayPeople’s Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe at the simple ceremony.Benn also called for greater dialogue between the GLSC and the NTC, noting that that is the only way a number of land-related issues affecting the Indigenous communities could be addressed.“We at the GLSC have an open door policy and we are prepared to work with you to have your issues addressed, we may not be able to do so individually but as a body, I can assure you that we are going to look closely at the land related issues affecting your various communities,” he assured. To this end, Benn also pledged the support of the legal section of the GLSC to assist the NTC on land related matters they may encounter.The Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission and the National Toshaos Council will be working together to identify a larger plot of land for the establishment of a complex that would include dormitories to accommodate Toshaos, conference rooms and other facilities as promised by President David Granger earlier this year.Minister within the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Valarie Garrido-Lowe praised the GL&SC for expediting the process on behalf of the NTC and also called for a better working relationship between the GLSC and the NTC, stating “That is the only way the matters we hear about daily about your lands are going to be addressed, you cannot have two and three persons sharing different views on aMembers of the National Toshaos Council with Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe and Commissioner of the Guyana Land and Surveys Commission, Trevor Bennmatter and expect that it will be addressed”.She further stated, “Meet with your people, sit as a Council, and then raise concrete issues with the Lands Commission so that those matters could be addressed and be addressed speedily,” the Minister advised.Meanwhile, Chairman of the National Toshaos Council Nicholas Fredericks, expressed his willingness to work hand in hand with the GL&SC to advance the relationship between the two bodies.Fredericks pointed out that in most indigenous communities the burning issue is about land and therefore, he said, the GLSC is a crucial partner in advancing the development of the Indigenous communities. “If we look at most of the Indigenous communities today, one of the most consistent issues is that of land, most persons have issues with their lands and because of this, development is slow in some of those communities because there are not so much you can do on disputed lands,” he reasoned.“So my fellow colleagues we see the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission as a very important partner that will aid in our development and we must be prepared to work with them to have those issues affecting us addressed,” he added.Fredericks also thanked the GLSC for fast-tracking the NTC’s lease, pointing out that it signals the beginning of great things to come for the Indigenous peoples. “So much we can do with our own secretariat, our own land and this is just the beginning of great things to come,” he posited. Toshaos from the various Indigenous communities, raised a number of land related issues with the GL&SC, and the Commission through Benn, promised that those issues will be looked at and addressed once if falls within the ambit of the GL&SC.last_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man has been sent for trial to the Circuit Court on charges of Cruelty to Children.The man in his 40s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.He faces five charges of cruelty to children on dates between 2008 and 2012. Garda Inspector David Kelly said the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed the case be sent for trial to the current sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Defence solicitor Donagh Cleary said the alleged victims were members of the man’s own family.District Court Judge Paul Kelly directed the case be sent for trial to the Circuit Court.MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON CRUELTY TO CHILDREN CHARGES was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more