‘Shabu’ sends man to jail

first_imgHe was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Estancia police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165,or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Alpasan – resident of the village – wascaught after he sold a sachet of suspected to an undercover officer for P500. ILOILO City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bunaquinia, Estancia, Iloilo. center_img The 21-year-old John Jerome Alpasan wascaught around 9:50 p.m. on Nov. 25., a police report showed. last_img

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Watching the Grandkids

first_imgLast week Sally & I took a trip to Minnesota to see our daughter’s family.  Of course, when you go to see grandchildren these days you must go to see their athletic contests.  That is a highlight!  First we saw Audrey who is 9 years old have her softball practice.  Believe it or not, at this age they are now playing fast-pitch softball.  The girls on the team rotate positions for the most part.  Audrey is a pitcher so she gets a lot of time on the mound.  She is pretty good at pitching, but fielding at the 9-year old level is quite shaky for all of them.  You are never quite sure where the ball will be thrown.Our 4-year old grandson, Andrew, is playing soccer in a 5 and under league.  Playing might not be accurate.  When the ball is put in play, 12-16 young boys all go after it–even the goalie.  Scoring is high, and it is quite fun to watch.  You are never quite sure what the limits of the field are since there were no lines drawn.  Directional kicks do go in all directions.  Since they are 5 and under, their parents are still quite important to them so when they score they run to mom or dad to give them a high five–even while the game is still going on.  My wife says the cutest thing about it is seeing them in their uniforms.last_img read more

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Greco adds confidence to veteran leadership, finds form as second-line forward

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 24, 2013 at 12:33 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Before the 2007 New York State Under-16 finals, Scott Welch told his Buffalo Bisons the opposing goalie had a short temper. If they could get a chance to poke at the goalie and get under her skin, they should.They succeeded.As the first shift tumbled to a halt in a goalmouth scramble, Jacquie Greco took off from the blue line. With a 30-foot head start, she leveled the netminder. The goalie snapped, chaos followed, the Bisons scored twice on the ensuing 5-on-3 power play and ran out to a 5-2 championship victory.“‘I wanted to make sure I got a good shot in,’” Welch said Greco told him after the game.Though often through less violent means, Welch said Greco has gladly done whatever is asked of her for the team’s sake since he started coaching her as a 12-year-old. Her teammates echoed that sentiment: She’ll do whatever it takes to help Syracuse win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhether it’s scrapping along the boards, manning the defense or playing third- and fourth-line scrap minutes, the Orange’s captain is up for it. She is not an especially skilled player by her own admission, but she sees the ice well and out-muscles and out-skates her opponents.Still, for much of Greco’s four-year career, helping her teammates has meant sitting down and cheering on.Last season, she served as assistant captain and sat out for four or five entire games, according to head coach Paul Flanagan. This year, she’s a full captain, but began the season eating up reserve defenseman minutes. After the loss of star freshman Laurie Kingsbury to a concussion, though, Flanagan shuffled through his utility defenders and forwards – Greco is both – trying to plug the gaping hole on his second forward line.“Pretty much every year he’s threw me up at forward,” Greco said. “I think this year’s a little different because I am a little more confident in myself and I – maybe if our team’s not scoring, there’s my opportunity to be the one to score.”Greco has built on the upbeat leadership that’s transcended her playing time, or lack thereof, and rejuvenated the Orange’s at-times-temperamental attack. She started to heat up before the semester break with a pair of goals in SU’s 4-3 upset of defending College Hockey America champs Robert Morris on Dec. 1, and a go-ahead assist to Allie LaCombe in the second period of an eventual 4-3 loss to then-No. 2 Clarkson on Dec. 8.At the end of the Orange’s game against Colgate on Jan. 8, Greco finally cleaned up a goalmouth scramble to cap SU’s 6-0 win. Freshman forward Melissa Piacentini assisted on the goal. And in the build-up to the team’s road trip to then-No. 7 Mercyhurst, Greco completed Piacentini and Shiann Darkangelo’s forward line.“’Tini’s really quiet but she can get in the corners and she can dig up the puck and she’ll be there in front of the net to put away the goals,” Greco said. “And you know, Shi’s a really good playmaker. If I yell for the puck and I’m open she’ll get it to me, I know she will, and vice-versa.“ … We kind of know that we’re open, we know where to support each other.”Piacentini assisted on Greco’s second-period goal against the Lakers. And watching from the stands at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pa., was Welch.He saw the same flexible, insightful and, when necessary, ruthless player he coached to five state titles from Under-12s to Under-19s.“She’s kind of that rough-and-tumble type of player where there’s no finesse about her,” Welch said. “She’s going to go from point A to point B and if you happen to be in the way she was going to go right through you.”Three days later, with her linemates furious and her team trailing 3-0 at then-No. 4 Cornell, a Darkangelo shot from just under the point bounced off Greco, working the crease, and went in. Small consolation in an 8-1 defeat, but an effort that typified her importance to the Orange as its postseason fate hangs in the balance.Last week, Flanagan reflected on his team’s fleeting ability to let go, play on instinct and create and finish chances in crucial moments.“As an athlete you have that little flash,” Flanagan said. “You got to react to that.”When asked if pestering the crease and scoring accidental goals counted as “being in the flash,” Flanagan smiled, recalling Greco’s goal 19 hours removed from the 8-1 loss.“Sometimes,” he said. “Hey, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Darkangelo’s hat trick helps send Syracuse to 6-0 win over ColgateWomen’s lacrosse routs Jacksonville; Ice hockey falls at Mercyhurst; Track kicks off in Gotham Cup; Tennis loses at USFSyracuse heads to No. 4 Cornell with confidence in search of marquee winlast_img read more

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Advocate reflects on global work

first_imgCynthia L. Hogle, an advocate for women in Afghanistan, discussed her work at a seminar Wednesday hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Hogle undertook projects to improve the lives of Afghan women in Maiwand, a village in the Taliban’s home province of Kandahar.Overseas · Cynthia L. Hogle, an adviser to the Afghanistan World Foundation, explains her work encouraging Afghan women to speak their minds in a male-dominated society. – Priyanka Patel | Daily TrojanAccording to Hogle, the rural village is incredibly poor and women have a literacy rate of only 7 percent.Hogle is an international advisor to the Afghanistan World Foundation and a member of the American Support for Afghanistan Board. She also worked in Iraq as a public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Department of State and spent nine months in Afghanistan as a human terrain analyst with the United States Army.Hogle spent months acquainting herself with women living in the village and gaining their trust, hoping that she could convince them to organize themselves to work together to progress toward a more gender-equal society.Hogle said she held meetings for the women to gather and discuss what changes they wanted.In some instances, the women would not leave their homes. Still, Hogle’s first meeting drew an unexpectedly large crowd of 94 women.During this meeting, Hogle said the women called for the construction of a school for girls, the installation of a water pump and the chance to learn vocational skills. Hogle said she was shocked at the women’s eagerness to ask for such changes in a traditionally male-dominated Afghan village.“They asked the district governor for things they wanted, and I think it’s pretty amazing that they asked for that straight up,” Hogle said. “These women have been looking for an opportunity, and as soon as they got it they went for it. If you give them a little bit of information and start responding to what they’re asking for, they’ll go for it.”Meredith Deane, a graduate student studying public diplomacy, said that she was surprised husbands allowed their wives to attend meetings that called for such revolutionary change.“The women wouldn’t even be there in those meetings if it wasn’t for the men allowing them to,” Deane said. “The fact that there are men out there [in Afghanistan] who aren’t all anti-feminist was pretty amazing to me.”One of Hogle’s main accomplishments was the construction of a women’s center in Maiwand, which was prompted by the women’s desire for a place for their daughters to learn.Hogle’s achievements, however, were no easy feat. According to Hogle, some male soldiers did not believe her claim that the women wanted a school to be built.Additionally, Hogle claimed that the lack of cooperation between everyone working at her military base was a huge problem that has yet to be fixed.“I pushed the envelope many times, I was the woman who would not back down. [The school] happened against all odds,” Hogle said. “In the end you have to fight for it, and that’s what these women had to do. I used to tell the women, ‘You think you have problems talking to men — but they don’t like to listen to me either.’”Hogle’s discussion of her projects motivated some students to work for similar improvements around the world.Tiantian Xiang, a graduate student studying strategic public relations, said that women in other countries are just as desperate for such an opportunity.“I want to go into PR for non-profit organizations,” Xiang said. “I’m from China and I know that there are some rural places in China where women stay at home and don’t really talk to women a lot. So maybe something like this can be done in China too.”last_img read more

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Trojans find their stride

first_imgIt had all the markings of a game from a previous era. The blowout, the sacks, the big plays and the USC football team huddled in a circle dancing up and down after scoring its sixth touchdown — in the first half.Handing out points · Sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley (7) hands off to junior tailback Marc Tyler. Barkley, with 352 yards passing and five touchdowns, led a Trojan offense that jumped to a 42-0 lead before halftime that all but sealed the victory over Cal in the Coliseum. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Everything was going so well that half of the Song Girls took a few plays off at the beginning of the second half to fix their makeup.USC (5-2, 2-2) demolished a Cal (3-3, 1-2) team 48-14 that was coming off a big win over UCLA in a game attended by far less than the announced attendance of 72,386 at the Coliseum.Though the offense put up 602 yards, the defense stole the show.“We finally played our style of defense,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “It was great to see, especially with Malcolm Smith out and not playing. We had guys step up and performing.”It’s no secret that the defense has played far below expectations thus far this season, but it found its heartbeat Saturday.The defense didn’t allow a first down until two minutes and 45 seconds into the second quarter and forced four three-and-outs, which is two more than it forced that last two games combined.“We knew we weren’t playing well [this year],” sophomore safety T.J. McDonald said. “We had a lot of trouble in the past on third and fourth down getting off the field and we put ourselves in good situations today with third and long.” From the first snap, the defense looked like the unit of old. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was calling more blitzes on first and second down than he’s done this year and the defensive line was stopping the Cal running game and forcing Cal quarterback Kevin Riley to beat them with his arm, which he didn’t do.“We knew that if we could make them one-dimensional and get them in situations like that, we would capitalize on that. When they start throwing they can’t really be themselves,” redshirt junior linebacker Chris Galippo said. “The pressure we got with the D-line was great.”USC finished with six tackles for loss, two sacks and two interceptions, including one by redshirt junior defensive tackle DaJohn Harris as he snuffed out a screen pass with 43 seconds left in the first half.“We had a defensive line slant and they let me through,” Harris said. “Something didn’t feel right and I saw the quarterback throw it and it went in slow motion. I was like, ‘No way.’”That interception led to sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley’s fifth and last touchdown of the day as he found senior wide receiver Ronald Johnson in the front corner of the end zone on an 11-yard pass with eight seconds to spare.That put USC up 42-0 at the half.As the halftime score showed, the offense picked up right where it left off last weekend in Stanford. USC scored six touchdowns in its first seven drives and only punted the ball once all day — when it was up 7-0 in the first quarter.With freshman tailback Dillon Baxter out and senior running back Allen Bradford operating at 80 percent according to Kiffin, the onus was on the passing game.“We put the game on Matt [Barkley] like we did last week and Matt, [freshman receiver Robert Woods] and [Johnson], the three of them responded,” Kiffin said.Barkley shredded the sixth-ranked passing defense in the nation, throwing for 352 yards and five touchdowns, all to Johnson and Woods.Johnson caught seven passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns, but it was Woods who led the Trojans in receiving for the second week in a row. He had seven receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns as he topped the 100-yard receiving mark for the second time in as many weeks.“He’s [former USC wide receiver] Stevie Smith, but he’s faster,” Kiffin said. “He’s put together two big games and really played great when we’ve given him a chance. We just didn’t do a good job earlier in the year giving him the ball.”With the offense operating at a high level, and the defense playing well this week, the Trojans look to be in good shape as they hit the bye week before welcoming No. 1 Oregon to the Coliseum in two weeks. For the defense to perform well, sometimes it’s just about getting back to basics.“We were able to just line up on the field and play,” McDonald said. “No shifting or anything. We’ve been able to do what we’ve been doing since we were little. It was a lot of fun.”last_img read more

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Men’s water polo prepares for two games

first_imgKatie ChinComing off wins against the No. 4 Pacific Tigers, Concordia Eagles and Fresno Pacific Sunbirds, the No. 3 men’s water polo team (12-1) play host to the No. 8 Pepperdine Waves (8-5) this Friday in yet another battle between two top 25 teams.The Trojans have rebounded from their only loss of the season to Cal by demolishing the defenses of Pacific (12-3), Concordia (21-2) and Fresno Pacific (21-3). The Trojans put up 15 goals against Pacific the last time they played and 21 goals against both Concordia and Fresno Pacific.Due to a combination of an efficient offense and a suffocating defense, the Trojans head into Friday’s contest confident.“We have proved to ourselves that we can play really well,” freshman driver Marin Dasic said. “When we’re all on the same page, we can beat anyone. We are the better team, and I think we should be able to win without any doubts.”The Waves are coming off of a four-game losing streak, having lost to UCLA, Stanford, UCSB and Pacific by a combined score of 46-29. Of those four teams, the Trojans have played Stanford, Pacific and UC Santa Barbara, but have won every game by a combined 28 goals.To Pepperdine’s credit, the Waves have wins over No. 17 UC Irvine and a Loyola Marymount team that sits just outside the rankings by an average margin of victory of 5.5.Offensively, Pepperdine relies on a trio of scorers — Marko Asic (38 goals, five assists), Mark Urban (21 goals, 15 assists) and Mate Toth (26 goals, two assists) — to get the job done. Asic, the team’s leading goal scorer, finds a way to get the ball past outstretched defenders despite standing at just 6-foot-1.Contrary to USC’s roster that features only two sub-6-foot players, Pepperdine has six. The Men of Troy could utilize their size against Pepperdine, especially with top scorers junior two-meter Lachlan Edwards who has 21 goals and junior driver Grant Stein who has scored 19 times who are both 6-foot-5.After USC’s win over Pacific, Stein referenced how Pacific’s utilization of their “center” plays gave USC’s defense fits all game long. Against the Trojans, the Waves could roll out 6-foot-8 center Cristian Bridley to institute centering plays to control USC’s defensive zone.In terms of Pepperdine’s defense, goalie Zack Rhodes has tallied a 54.6 save percentage with 142 saves to 118 goals allowed.Overall, junior utility Mihajlo Milicevic and the Men of Troy believe that their Friday game with Pepperdine will be yet another stepping stone to an NCAA title.“Right now our confidence is up,” Milicevic said. “We have to prepare for them of course, but we’re not preparing to beat Pepperdine; we’re preparing to win the championship. So, Pepperdine is just one opponent on our way to achieving that goal.”last_img read more

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Second place Arsenal in Premier League action

first_imgThe day’s action gets underway at 12.45, with a revived Everton’s trip to Swansaea. At three, Aston Villa’s battle against the drop sees them visit their manager Tim Sherwood’s former club, Tottenham. Hull start the day just a single place and two points above the drop-zone and they’re away to European hopefuls Southampton. Bottom side Leicester desperately need a win away to West Brom. Elsewhere Sunderland take on Crystal Palace, and West Ham entertain Stoke. Burnley play host to Arsenal where a win for the home side may see them climb out of the bottom three. For Arsenal, their goal is to keep the pressure up on leaders Chelsea, with games running out for a title challenge. Kick-off at Turf Moor is at half-past-five. last_img

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Hotpoint Hayes’ departure a surprise to players – Cahill

first_imgThe removal of John ‘Hotpoint’ Hayes from this post as kit-man for the Tipperary senior hurling team came as a surprise to the players, according to Michael Cahill.The Thurles Sarsfields clubman has praised Hotpoint for his work behind the scenes for the Premier, where he’s volunteered since 1988.Hayes was given the news that he was surplus to requirements by county board chairman Michael Bourke and vice-chairman John Devane, at a specially called meeting at Semple Stadium, almost 2 weeks ago. Michael Cahill says players have to row in behind the decision of the management.last_img

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Inaugural “Arts Benefit Culture” (ABC) Event Supports Education at Miramar Cultural…

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – On May 9, 2020, the City of Miramar Cultural Center│ArtsPark (2400 Civic Center Place; Miramar, Florida 33025) will host its inaugural ARTS, BENEFIT, CULTURE (ABC) event from 5-10 p.m.This event is designed to activate awareness, engagement and support for Arts and Education programming that occurs year-round at the Miramar Cultural Center for youth. These programs currently include School Day Matinees, MCC Cultural Start, Community Theatre & Showcases, Ansin Family Art Gallery Exhibitions, Public Art, and Summer Camp.The ABC 2020 event, will be an evening that includes Complimentary parking, 3-course meal, Table side beverage service and Open Bar, A special Arts & Education Showcase (featuring students from the Community Theatre program) and will culminate with an intimate performance with premium seats at the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) 50th Anniversary National Tour; as well as an invitation to participate in a FREE pre-performance Dancing in the Streets Family Fun event also hosted by DTH on Thursday, May 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.ABC at MCC in 2020 encourages Corporate entities, Vendors, and Champions of the Arts to enlist their patronage into something greater, supporting the ARTS and our YOUTH! On this evening, tables of 10 are available for $5,000 and single tickets at $500 for the worthy endeavor of encouraging the continuity of Arts, Culture, and Community while having an exclusive evening curated with the benefit of seeing where support dollars will go!You will also receive an engraved paver to further commemorate your contributions to the Arts and cement your place in our ever-growing facility. For more information on this event, or on the Arts and Education Programs, call (954) 602-3150 or email afox@miramarfl.gov.last_img read more

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Rocket League’s World Championship heads to London

first_imgFor the second time in five seasons the Rocket League World Championship will be held in Europe. Announced today, the culmination of season five of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) will be held at The Copper Box Arena in London, England June 8 – 10th.Three of the last four World Championships have been held in the United States with season two held in Amsterdam and now it’s England’s turn.Four teams from Europe, four from North America and two from Oceania will battle for the title of the worlds best and a prize of $250,000 (£180,000).Gale Force Esports, Renault Vitality, Team EnVyUs and compLexity Gaming have all qualified from Europe along with NRG Esports, Cloud9, G2, and Evil Geniuses from North America. Oceania qualifying tournaments are set to decide their representatives April 29.Rocket League has had many events in the States lately with third party tournaments in partnership with the likes of ELEAGUE and the Universal Open. While the popularity of the game is strong in the U.S. its strength in Europe continues to grow as European teams such as Gale Force Esports and Team EnVyUs regularly qualify for international events. This year will also see the largest RLCS prize pool at a massive $250,000 (£180,000), a $100,000 (£72,000) increase from season four. While the Copper Box Arena originally played host to the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 7,500 seat venue is no stranger to esport events as the location of DreamHack London in 2015 and the Clash Royale Crown Championship in 2017. Tickets to the RLCS World Championships are not available yet, but as the event is moving to Europe for the first time in three seasons there’s no doubt they’ll be a high priority.Esports Insider says: It’s exciting to see the RLCS World Championship hop the Atlantic for the first time in three seasons. The European Rocket League community is so strong and the show out for the World Championships is sure to be a spectacle. Great to have it on Esports Insider’s home turf too!last_img read more

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