‘Shabu,’ gun, bullets seized in buy-bust

first_imgTulmo, Erespe and Barrios were nabbed after they sold suspected shabuto an undercover officer for P500 around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, the report added.       The 37-year-old “high-value” suspect Alex Tulmo, 24-year-old FrezelAnne Erespe and 58-year-old Jonathan Barrios yielded the suspected illegaldrugs, a police report showed. When frisked, the suspects yielded a .38-caliber revolver with fourlive bullets and drug paraphernalia, police said. They were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 1, facingcharges./PN BACOLOD City – Nineteen sachets of suspected shabu valued aroundP70,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 25.last_img

Coronavirus fear stalks Nigeria displaced camps

first_imgSanitation at the Bakassi camp for displaced people is basic – experts fear a catastrophe if the coronavirus takes root. AFP The makeshift hygiene facilities areamong urgent efforts aimed at warding off the spread of coronavirus among the1.8 million people displaced across the region by the decade-long Boko Haraminsurgency. Northeast Nigeria has yet to registerany confirmed infections, but aid workers fear the virus could rampage throughthe overcrowded camps – a catastrophe for a population already living on theedge. (AFP)center_img ANUJA – Men and women cluster aroundplastic wash basins hastily set up outside one of northeast Nigeria’s sprawlingdisplaced persons’ camps, lathering their hands with soap under the gaze ofsecurity personnel.last_img

Sport Compact champion crowned tonight

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – The first champion of the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will be crowned this evening, as Sport Compacts take the Tuesday stage at Boone Speedway.A pair of qualifying features for Northern SportMods determine the front eight cars in both the mid­dle and outside rows of Saturday’s championship night starting grid. A single qualifier for the Hobby Stocks sets the first eight cars on the outside row of the big show on Saturday.In addition to the Sport Compact program, heats, qualifying features and “B races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, hot laps are on the schedule for Modifieds and Stock Cars.Qualifying for both Mods and Stocks begins Wednesday.*The wrap on the opening night program at Super Nationals: 59 races totaling 515 laps were com­pleted at 10:30 p.m.last_img read more

EPL: Spurs demolish Burnley

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Heung-Min Son scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Tottenham hammered Burnley 5-0 on Saturday.The Tottenham forward picked up the ball on the edge of his own box and skipped past a flurry of challenges as he surged to the other end of the field before coolly slotting home (32) the hosts’ third of the afternoon.Spurs had already stunned their visitors with two quickfire goals – Harry Kane lashed in a stunner of his own with just four minutes on the clock before Lucas Moura (9) tucked in from close range- and hit the post through Moussa Sissoko.Tottenham’s midweek defeat at Manchester United had Jose Mourinho fielding questions about their defensive problems in the build-up to this clash but it was Burnley’s weaknesses at the back which were badly exposed inside the first 10 minutes on Saturday.Sean Dyche’s men had been hammered 4-1 by Manchester City on Tuesday and were immediately undone by a fierce strike from Kane from 20 yards.Moura doubled that advantage moments later, prodding home from barely a yard out from Dele Alli’s header after Son’s shot was saved by Burnley keeper Nick Pope and looped up off Ben Mee.Tottenham looked as though they might score with every attack during a superb opening 20 minutes, with Sissoko hitting the post after good work from Son and Alli denied by a stunning last-ditch tackle from James Tarkowski.Then, just as Burnley were beginning to find a foothold and enjoying a good chance of their own when Brady’s header somehow hit the woodwork twice and stayed out, Son produced a moment of magic. Tags: Tottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Arsenal hope Ox defies expectations

first_imgArsenal are hopeful that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s verdict on his knee injury proves to be on the pessimistic side. The England midfielder has claimed he faces a three-month lay-off, while manager Arsene Wenger is reckoning on being without the 20-year-old for “at least six weeks”. Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a regular feature in Roy Hodgson’s national team, but the blow that forced him to limp out of the Gunners’ 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday could now rule him out of the remaining World Cup qualifying group games. Wenger attempted to quell fears over a long-term absence when he spoke ahead of the Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbahce, but hours later Oxlade-Chamberlain detailed on his Twitter page that he was facing three months out of the game. Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote: “Gutted i’m injured so early in the season, But I’m going to be working hard to hopefully be back playing in 3 months. Thanks 4 all ur support.” It was a different take on his situation to Wenger’s own appraisal, after the Frenchman said: “He will be out for at least six weeks, he has a posterior cruciate problem, a ligament which is stretched.” Press Association Sport understands Arsenal will carefully manage the player’s rehabilitation following expert medical reports and look to bring Oxlade-Chamberlain back to full match fitness at the earliest possible opportunity. Nevertheless, on top of the club games he will miss, Oxlade-Chamberlain can expect to be absent from the crunch Group H World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month. And barring a dramatic recovery, the midfielder is also unlikely to be available in time for the October dates against Montenegro and then Poland as Hodgson’s team attempt to reach next summer’s finals in Brazil. Oxlade-Chamberlain has stayed behind in London while Wenger has taken his battle-ready Gunners to Istanbul for the match against Fenerbahce. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Defoe going nowhere – Villas-Boas

first_img Villas-Boas has preferred to use £26million man Roberto Soldado ahead of Defoe, with the 31-year-old being used primarily for the domestic and European cup competitions. Despite this, Villas-Boas still values Defoe highly and does not want to let the diminutive hitman leave. “I have seen in the press that there is reported interest (from Toronto), but we want the player to stay on and hold on to those last years of his contract,” the Spurs boss said. “In the end the player is committed to the club and the club is committed to the player.” Defoe recently spoke of his frustration at a lack of first-team opportunities at Spurs – something which could cost him dear in the fight for a place in England’s World Cup squad. But Villas-Boas believes the player is determined to win back his place in the side after becoming joint-record scorer for the club in Europe this season. “The player at the moment is our top goal scorer and he is chasing the European record for the club as well which is important for his individual motivation,” Villas-Boas said. “I think he is extremely happy, not only because of what he has achieved, but also because of the smile on his face. Press Association “He has had a better start than he had last year. That is an impressive goals tally and he is a player that everyone cherishes.” Nelsen, who played for Spurs in Harry Redknapp’s final six months at the helm, lavished praise on Defoe during an interview this week, admitting he would be an “unbelievable” signing for the Canadian club. Villas-Boas says he is not concerned at Nelsen’s revelation that he regularly speaks to his former Tottenham team-mate. “I’m fine with this,” the Portuguese said. “I have no problem (with it). In the end situations like this can happen.” Defoe will be pushing for a place in Tottenham’s starting XI on Sunday when the London club travel to Everton. Tottenham were in the midst of a strong run last season when they visited Goodison Park and all looked to be going well when the Londoners took the lead halfway through the second half. Everton hit back with two late goals to steal the victory, however. Those three points would have been enough to edge Tottenham in to the Champions League last season, so Villas-Boas knows his team cannot afford to throw points away again this season. “We’ve spoken about (last year’s) result as the deciding factor for us not making it into the Champions League because everything changed quite dramatically,” Villas-Boas said. “It serves us as a lesson to be kept aware of and it’s not something we want to see again.” Villas-Boas’ side will have to stop Romelu Lukaku if they are to come away with something from Goodison Park this time around. Lukaku has scored five goals in seven games since joining on loan from Chelsea, where he used to work under Villas-Boas. The Belgian was furious with his treatment by Villas-Boas during his time at Chelsea, but the two have since buried the hatchet. Villas-Boas has been impressed with how he has developed since his successful loan spell at West Brom last term. “The player did extremely well last season and has continued to do well for Everton. The potential is there,” Villas-Boas added. “We all recognise he can become an influential striker in the future. “Chelsea’s standards are very, very high so the jump will be very difficult for him, but he has shown he can cope with the Premier League and it’s another step up for him at Everton.” Andre Villas-Boas insists Jermain Defoe will snub a move to the MLS and stay with Tottenham. Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen, who played with Defoe at Spurs two years ago, this week declared his interest in signing the striker. Defoe has 18 months left to run on his current deal and is second choice at Tottenham despite finding the target eight times this season. last_img read more

Mame Diouf ready to focus on football again after tragedy

first_img Press Association Quoted on Wednesday by The Sentinel, Diouf said of what he has been through: “It was long, long, long, long days, but now I am getting back and trying to stay together with the family. “Now I am really fully focused. It’s been a long time being away, not away, but away in the head. But now I am focused on football.” The 28-year-old Senegal international added: “All the team has been really supporting and helping me a lot and the gaffer (Mark Hughes), everyone. “They were there when it was needed and I want to say thank you to all the fans too.” Stoke striker Mame Diouf has expressed his thanks for the support he has received following the death of his mother and emphasised he now feels able to focus on football again.center_img Diouf’s mother died in September after being caught up in a human stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He was granted compassionate leave by Stoke when the news emerged and has started only one game since. last_img read more

Parkland Parents to FL Senators: ‘Do Not Reinstate Former Sheriff Scott Israel’

first_imgFlorida Senators are gearing up to decide whether former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should be reinstated.Gov. Ron DeSantis ousted Israel citing incompetence in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Airport shootings.However, a Florida Senate special master recently recommended Israel be reinstated after ruling that the Republican governor’s legal team failed to prove Israel’s suspension was warranted.The Florida Senate is set to decide whether to reinstate Israel in a special session in October.But not without a fight from Parkland parents who are vocal about not wanting Israel to become Sheriff of Broward County ever again.According to the Sun-Sentinel, the families of victims of the 2018 Valentine’s Day mass shooting at the Parkland High School are already in the process of contacting senators to ensure Israel stays out of office.“We want to make sure that the senators have a complete picture of the failures that preceded the tragedy that took the lives of our loved ones, the inadequate response, and leadership of Scott Israel, and, after the tragedy, the continued failures,” Ryan Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter Alaina was among the 17 people slain at the Parkland school, told The News Service of Florida on Thursday.”Another Parkland parent, Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter Jaime in the High School shooting, also vocalized his concerns about Israel’s reinstatement.“To bring Sheriff Israel back is a threat to the safety of the citizens of Broward County,” Guttenberg said.Guttenberg, a Democrat, acknowledged that he did not vote for DeSantis, but that they are aligned when it comes to Scott Israel.“This governor and I, we’re not what you would consider two people typically aligned,” Guttenberg said. “However, I will walk the halls of the Senate with him to show, on this, you have absolute bipartisan agreement.”Related content:FL Senate Special Master Recommends Reinstatement of ex-Broward Sheriff Scott Israellast_img read more

‘Jackie Chan’ fires SpartaBoss to Guinness National Title

first_imgAFTER a below-par performance in the Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship, Sparta Boss rebounded impressively to end up winners of the National Playoffs which culminated with the grand finale on Saturday night at the Durban Park tarmac.Facing East Coast outfit Melanie-B in final, Sparta’s talismanic Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson struck after only nine minutes to hand his side a 1-0 lead which they never relinquished despite Melanie’s best efforts at breaching their defence. When the final whistle blew, raucous celebrations began from the Sparta Boss fan base as they savoured a third National title for their team.Earlier, Sparta got past West Demerara champions, Brothers United 2-1 in the semi-final round; Ryan Hackett had opened the scoring in the fourth minute but the ever-dangerous Andrew Murray Jr. equalised in the 18th minute.But Sparta were a determined unit with Richardson saving the day with his 25th-minute goal sending his side through to the final.Melanie-B, en route to the final, had knocked out last year’s National champions, Gold is Money, with a 2-0 win; Ryan Seales and Odel Gulliver scored a goal apiece in the 19th and 26th minutes respectively.Meanwhile, Gold is Money had some redemption as they beat Brothers United 2-0 in the third place playoff with Captain Hubert Pedro netting in the eighth minute while Michael Pedro sealed the deal in the 26th minute with a goal of his own.Along with the National Title and trophy, Sparta Boss walked away with a winning purse of $500,000 while Melanie-B settled for $250,000. With their third place finish, Gold is Money pocketed $150,000 while Brothers United received $100,000 for their efforts.last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey improves defense for playoff push after late-season pact

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Before Syracuse won five of its last six conference games, its season neared collapse. The Orange had conceded 15 goals in three games.On Dec. 10, then-No. 4 Clarkson rattled off three goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 victory. At Boston College on Jan. 4, SU blew a two-goal lead when a four-goal BC burst in the second frame and the Eagles won, 4-3. Then on a trip to Ithaca, New York, Syracuse gave up at least two goals in every period in an eventual 7-2 Cornell rout.“You can tell when it’s going to happen to us,” SU forward Jessica Sibley said. “On the bench you can feel it.”To earn a first-round bye, Syracuse (10-11-5, 9-3-2 College Hockey America) will need to prevent teams from scoring in bunches. Four times this season, the Orange defense has allowed at least three goals in a single period. After losing to Cornell, SU head coach Paul Flanagan made a pact with his team to end their losing ways.The Orange has since outscored its opponents 21-6, winning four straight conference games before splitting a weekend series against No. 7 Robert Morris last weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was instant,” SU defender Dakota Derrer said of the pact’s influence. “… Everyone was well aware.”The last two seasons, the Orange has made a late-season push that launched it into the CHA championship game. This season, Syracuse wants to do the same.Over the last six games, the Orange has imposed a new defensive game plan. Flanagan has prevented his team from giving up many goals by preaching a “defense-first” mindset and “mixing it up a bit.”SU has emphasized clearing pucks in front of the net. By doing this, SU goalie Abbey Miller has seen a lower percentage of high-quality shots. Along with clearing the puck, Syracuse has tried to establish a strong fore-check and transition game to score more goals, as SU did in its 5-1 victory over conference leader RMU on Saturday afternoon.Another point of emphasis is clearing the puck from Syracuse’s defensive zone. This has proven crucial to SU’s success. The Orange didn’t clear the puck in last Friday’s 3-1 loss to RMU.“Any chance you can get, get it out,” Derrer said. “… Once we start turning it over, it ends up in the back of our net.”The Orange has six conference games left to catch first place RMU. If Syracuse can follow through with its pact, it will have for the third straight year a shot at its first-ever CHA title.“I think since then, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence,” Flanagan said of the wins that came after the pact. “I think they start to realize how important every game is.”“It’s crunch time,” Miller said. Commentslast_img read more