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Police stations brace for NPA ‘agaw armas’

first_imgMaasin is some 25 kilometers fromIloilo City. The rebels were long gone when troops from the RegionalPublic Safety Battalion (RPSB) of the PRO-6 reached the police station. Minutesafter the raid, Ka Julio Montana, spokesperson of the NPA-Panay (CoronacionChiva “Waling-Waling” Command) issued a statement praising the NPA-NapoleonTumagtang Command for the successful operation. He identified “high-risk”municipalities . These were: Alimodian, Balasan, Bingawan, Calinog, Guimbal,Janiuay, Igbaras, Lambunao, Lemery, Leon, Maasin, Miag-ao, San Joaquin, SanRafael, and Tubungan. The component city of Passi was alsoconsidered high-risk for rebel attacks. TheRPSB was ordered to take over the Maasin police station after the NPA raid.Chief Superintendent Jose Hawthorne Binag, then the Western Visayas policedirector, sacked all of Maasin’s police force – 24 police officers, In Iloilo province, Police ColonelRoland Vilela, police director, ordered a 24-7 guarding of police stations andfor policemen to strengthen intelligence information gathering and carry longand short firearms. Oplan Kapayapaan has resulted torampant human rights violations such as illegal arrests, bombings ofcommunities, forced evacuation of villagers, and killings of suspected rebels,among others, said Montana./PN Cops should be wary of people enteringtheir stations as these could be rebels checking them out before striking, saidPolice Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson. She recalled the NPAraid of the Maasin, Iloilo police station in June 2017. Malong said police chiefs weredirected to set up reception desks outside police stations where those withpolice blotter concerns would be entertained. Twowomen rebels pretending to be civilians entered the Maasin police station tosupposedly have something recorded in the police blotter. Then all of a suddenmore rebels barged into the police station through the back door and handcuffednine stunned police officers on duty.  “I don’t want that to happen again,” saidVilela.center_img Vilela also created seven teams toinspect police stations’ readiness. ILOILO City – The New People’s Army(NPA) is planning to stage “agaw armas” attacks on police stations,particularly those in remote areas, according to intelligence informationreaching the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). The raid was NPA-Panay’s answer, too,to Oplan Kapayapaan all-out war campaign of the Armed Forces of the Philippinesand Philippine National Police against the revolutionary movement, Montanaadded. Nota gun a fired, noted Montana. Montanaalso claimed the Maasin police tolerated the proliferation of illegal drugs andillegal gambling in the town. KaJulio Montana enumerated several reasons for the raid. He accused Maasinpolicemen of extortion, with poor vendors as their primary victims. Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,regional police director, ordered police stations across Western Visayas to beon full alert status and secure their premises. Therebels did not harm the nine police officers but handcuffed them. They alsoused the police station’s patrol car to flee. On June 18, 2017 around 60 rebelsoverran the Maasin police station. The daring, broad daylight incursion wasswift. Within 15 minutes beginning around 10:30 a.m., the rebels shanghaied eight M16 rifles,four Glock .9mm pistols, five handheld radios and their base, two laptops,P29,000 cash, and jewelry.last_img read more

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PECO blames power pilferers for pole fires

first_imgHe added: “We have weekly plannedoperations with the police to aid in the apprehension of electricity pilferersas it is required by law to have an officer of the law present whenapprehending pilferers.” Meanwhile, Cacho pointed out that withtheir current protective devices in place, the lives and properties of theirconsumers were never affected in all the fire incidents related to this matter,not unless the fire comes from within the consumers’ structure. “Poles cannot cause a fire andactually 97 percent of all PECO poles are cement already. The remaining threepercent are being phased out based on usability and we are applying outagemanagement so as not to burden our customers with multiple outages,” saidCacho. BFP attributed the pole fires todilapidated and ageing wooden poles and electrical wires, and overloadedtransformers. He described as “unfair” and “meant todiscredit” the city Bureau of Fire Protection’s (BFP) pointing to PECO theresponsibility for the pole fires. According to Iloilo City fire marshalChristopher Regencia, of the 461 fire incidents recorded here in 2019, nearlyhalf or 218 cases were pole fires. The rest were structural fires (121),rubbish fires (37), and vehicular fires (nine), among others. In a statement, the city BFP statedthat the causes of pole fires were dilapidated and ageing wooden poles andelectrical wires and overloaded transformers of the 95-year-old power utilityPECO. “These personalities were caught incooperation with the Iloilo City police and barangays,” said Cacho.center_img The tolerance of illegal connectionsor “jumper” was also a culprit to the fires caused by faulty electricalconnections, it added. “Should there be an issue with thewires, we have protective devices in place to make sure power is cut to preventdamaging nearby property,” stressed Cacho. Power pilferage remains a problem,according to Cacho. In fact, he said, the company apprehended 201 personspilfering power from Nov. 13, 2010 to Jan. 6, 2020 and confiscated 3.8 km ofillegal lines used to pilfer power. Those were caused by power pilferers,said Marcelo Cacho, PECO head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs. ILOILO City – The pole fires duringthe holiday season were not its own doing, according to Panay Electric Co.(PECO). “PECO has been trying its best toabide by the rules and regulations of the ERC despite multiple external factorsbeyond our control. We communicated to the ERC that should they need furtherclarification on certain matters, we are very much willing to cooperate as wehave been doing so consistently,” stressed Cacho./PNlast_img read more

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Batesville Results From Milan 6-Way

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Milan on Saturday for the Milan 6-way.  Participating teams include Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Milan, Rushville, South Dearborn, and Union County.  The Bulldogs wrestled well coming in 3rd place behind 2nd place Union County and 1st place South Dearborn and avenging an earlier loss against Rushville by beating them 42-25.  The team is now 12-9 on their season.Three Bulldogs earned MVW honors for their respective weight classes winning all of their five matches for the day.  The MVW honors went to: Michael Deal – 113lb class, Neal Nobbe – 160lb class, and Jarret Hooten in the 195lb class.Wrestlers with 4 wins include:  Ben Westerfeld and Will Amberger.Wrestlers with 3 wins include:  Levi Nordmeyer and Zach Strub.Wrestlers with 2 wins include:  Hunter Fetters, Robert Strobel, and Garrett Watkins.Wrestlers with 1 win include:  John Moody and Derek Davidson.Other Bulldogs representing BHS include:   Chris Schene, Jon Kurtz, Nick Schneider, and Xavier KingTeam scores were:  Batesville 22 South Dearborn 49, Batesville 45 Milan 33,Batesville 54 Lawrenceburg 25, Batesville 42 Union County 43, and Batesville 42 Rushville 25.Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

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Ruth Elaine Shell

first_imgRuth Elaine Shell, age 87 passed away Tuesday, July 11 2017 at her home in Brookville, IN. The daughter of Henry and Ida Pennington was born on September 19, 1929 in Hamilton, OH. Ruth married Chester Shell on April 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2001. Ruth loved being a homemaker, raising a big garden, found great joy in cooking for her family, and was a member of the New Point Christian Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother that will be missed by many.Ruth is survived by her four children. Donna (Earl) Byrd of Brookville, Cindy (Raymond) Byrd of New Castle, Mike (Sonia) Shell of Rushville, and Vickie Ward of New Point. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Clinton Byrd, Jodi Axsom, Travis Byrd, Josh Shell, Mandy Shell, Kristy Hirt, five great grandchildren, sisters Jeanne (Wayne) Dickerson, Darlene (Rell) Childress, and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Steve Ward, grandson Michael Ward, brother Ray Pennington, sisters Evelyn Clark and Wanda House.Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN from 11am – 1pm followed by funeral services. Officiated by Minister Mark Vice with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, IN. Memorials are suggested to New Point Christian Church or Margaret Mary Hospital Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home.last_img read more

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ISDH awarded 5-year grant to help improve asthma control

first_imgStatewide— The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the reach, quality, effectiveness and sustainability of asthma control services and help reduce the burden asthma places on Hoosiers. ISDH will receive $625,000 each year to align with the CDC’s Controlling Childhood Asthma-Reducing Emergencies initiative, which aims to improve childhood asthma outcomes.The five-year grant will allow ISDH to strengthen existing organizational infrastructure to expand the reach of services through six EXHALE strategies:Education on asthma self-management;eXtinguish smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke;Home visits for trigger reaction and asthma self-management education;Achievement of guidelines-based medical management;Linkages and coordination of care; andEnvironmental policies or best practices to reduce indoor and outdoor asthma triggers.Approximately 613,000 Indiana residents, including nearly 104,000 children, report they have asthma, according to the 2017 Indiana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Among those, a large proportion report that their disease is not in control, with 39 percent reporting asthma symptoms in the last week, 24 percent reporting asthma symptoms every day in the last month and 54 percent saying they limited their activities due to asthma in the last month. Each year, approximately 27,000 Hoosiers are discharged from hospital emergency departments for asthma-related issues, according to the 2016-2017 Indiana Emergency Department Discharge Data.“Increasing awareness of asthma and its triggers and educating people about the importance of asthma action plans and proper medication use can help Hoosiers manage their asthma,” said Ann Alley, Director of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health at ISDH. “This grant will help us reduce asthma deaths and reduce emergency department visits among people who currently have asthma.”last_img read more

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Unknown Nigeria youngster gets Aston Villa plaudits

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Aston Villa chief Christian Purslow has no doubts about the potential of 16-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka. The teen is being linked with Manchester United and Manchester City this week. Speaking at the Villa Supporters Trust’s AGM recently, Purslow said: “Frankly, I’m going to be brutal, 22-year-olds playing in an under-23 team means your system isn’t working. It means your system has failed because 22-year-old footballers at Aston Villa need to be in the first team. “The ultimate goal is to populate the under-23 team with 11 outstanding 16, 17 and 18-year-olds, then I will know it’s working. “And that will take years, not months. We need to be higher in recruiting the best eight-year-old, nine-year-old, 10-year-old, 11-year-old, 12-year-old, 14, 16, one a year that makes it and gets a professional contract at 16. “I want that player. We have one right now, probably the best 16-year-old in England, Carney (Chukwuemeka). Absolutely no debate, he’s starting for the U23s. “That’s what you want with your 16-year-olds. Not people who are not quite breaking into the first team, but staying around on contracts because it isn’t quite happening.”Tags: Aston VillaCarney ChukwuemekaManchester CityManchester Unitedlast_img read more

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MDI boys take 1st, Eagles place 2nd at Class B swim championships

first_imgBy Glenn JordanPortland Press HeraldORONO — One week after falling to Ellsworth in the conference meet in the same pool, Mount Desert Island turned the tables Saturday with a convincing victory in the Class B boys’ swimming and diving state championships at the University of Maine.Led by two individual victories and a meet record from Liam Sullivan, the Trojans clinched the victory before the final relay.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We were disappointed with that performance (last week),” Sullivan said. “You can’t ask for a better opportunity the next week to turn it around.”Sullivan, the rare state champion who eschews club or YMCA swimming to focus solely on his high school team, won the 100-yard breast stroke by more than 5 seconds in a time of 56.82. Not only was it a Class B record, it also marked the third straight heat of the breast stroke in which an MDI swimmer touched first.Ponce Saltysiak moved up to seventh from the 11th seed by winning one of the four heats, and Luiz Estacio cut 3 seconds from his seed time to win another heat and improve from 20th seed to 15th place.“It was all over the place,” MDI head coach Tony DeMuro said. “You can’t just say it was the top line. We had kids everywhere. It’s contagious.”The Trojans claimed their second straight state title by finishing with 381 points to 312 for Ellsworth, which lost its dual meet with MDI by a point before winning the Penobscot Valley Conference title.Cape Elizabeth was third at 239, followed by Greely (179), Morse (175), Yarmouth (152.5) and 14 other schools. Cape Elizabeth and Ellsworth each claimed three individual events and also accounted for the three relay victories, but neither of them could match MDI’s depth.The Trojans grabbed four of the 16 scoring positions in half of the eight individual swimming events: breaststroke, butterfly, 200 free and 500 free. Isaac Mains, seeded 19th, zoomed to ninth in the fly to finish behind three teammates who placed second (Tyler Willis), sixth (Amos Price) and seventh (Zeke Valleau).The Mount Desert Island boys’ team shows off the state championship trophy after winning the Class B championships Feb. 16 at the University of Maine. It was the team’s second consecutive state title. BUNKY DOW PHOTO“This is our big focus from Day 1,” said Sullivan, who also won the 200 individual medley in 1:54.18 and was named Swimmer of the Meet. “We sink all our eggs into this one basket.”The only other double winner was Camden Holmes of Ellsworth, who won the 50 free in 21.15 seconds and added the 100 free title in 47.11. His teammate, Sam Pelletier, won the 100 backstroke in 54.82. Both swam on the opening 200 medley relay team that set a meet record of 1:37.82.“MDI brings it to this meet,” Pelletier said. “They train all season for this meet. They did the same thing last year.”Ellsworth, though, had an impressive performance of its own with a win from Holmes, Pelletier, Beckett Markosian and Sean Hill earned a in the 400 freestyle relay and a win from Holmes, Pelletier, Nick Partridge and Henry Scheff in the 200 medley relay. Head coach Jim Goodman was more than pleased with his team’s performance at the meet.“They all performed exceptionally well,” Goodman said of his swimmers. “Personal goals were achieved, times were consistently improved and the spirit was superb.”Other individual winners were Rohan Freedman of Cape Elizabeth in the 200 freestyle (1:45.13), Ethan Smith of Cape Elizabeth in the 100 butterfly (52.26), Keegan McKenney of Cape Elizabeth in the 500 freestyle (4:50.86) and Gary Moline of Belfast in diving (280.05 points). Matt Yim joined Smith, McKenney and Freedman to win the 200 free relay for Cape Elizabeth.The only other diver, Sam Mitchell of MDI, also placed ninth in the 100 free. He took up diving this winter because the Trojans had nobody else.On Saturday, they had both depth and motivation.“We certainly weren’t real happy with how we swam last week,” DeMuro said of the loss to Ellsworth. “It probably was the best thing for us. … I think if we win [the league meet], we don’t swim as well [today], but who knows?”Note: The Ellsworth American has updated story, which was written following the boys’ Class B championships Saturday, to include comments from Ellsworth head coach Jim Goodman.last_img read more

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AFC B Licence course concluded in Shillong

first_imgA ReporterShillong: The third and final module of the AFC B Licence course concluded in Shillong over the weekend. The course was organised by the All India Football Federation in collaboration with the Meghalaya Football Association.Twenty-two coaches from around the country, including seven from Meghalaya, took part in the course under the guidance of former professional footballer and experienced coach Mariano Dias.The course, which utilised practical and theory classes, began on November 4 and concluded on Saturday evening. The results will be announced by the AIFF at a later date.Also Read: All India Football Federation Signs MoU With German Football AssociationAlso Watch: Bodoland International Paragliding Accuracy Championship beginslast_img read more

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Gayle committed to West Indies – Law

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – West Indies coach Stuart Law is open to showing “leniency” towards Chris Gayle as long as veteran opener can fulfil certain “guidelines”. Law said he had seen enough during the limited-overs leg of the England tour last month to convince him that Gayle had earned the right for the management to relax certain selection norms.Gayle played his first ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, having also made a T20 comeback earlier this year. Two instances in particular, during the T20 international at Chester-le-Street and the fourth ODI, at The Oval, assured Law of Gayle’s commitment.“There are certain players you give leniency to,” Law told ESPNcricinfo, during a wide-ranging interview. “Chris is one of our greatest-ever players. You have got to pay respect to that. Not saying it is an open draw, but there have got to be certain guidelines, which I am still trying to work out. What I saw in the T20 game in Durham and what I saw in the ODI at The Oval was a guy who was committed to the cause.”Gayle played the catalyst for the first time when he checked the emotions of his opening partner Evin Lewis in the T20I, which West Indies won.“In Durham he slowed the play down for a bit while Evin was batting at the other end,” Law said. “Evin was a bit twitchy facing Joe Root. Three dot balls. Chris realised Evin was going to try and hit the next ball for a six. Chris just stopped the play, walked down, had a quick chat and calmed Evin down.”During the Oval ODI, which West Indies lost on DLS in a rain-affected match, Gayle was busy helping his captain Jason Holder setting fields in addition to motivating the bowlers.Law agreed that seniors like Gayle and fellow Jamaican Marlon Samuels were expected to perform, but the two most experienced players could also prove effective by mentoring team-mates during a match, which was the best form of coaching.Although Samuels has been struggling in the past few years, Law was certain he was committed to the job just like Gayle. “I have not spoken to them at any length about their involvement in the future, but as far as I am concerned, if they are not committed, why are they here? If they are just playing for the sake of playing, I don’t think that is Marlon or Chris. They are here to play because they want to be here. They have got to perform, yes.But imparting knowledge to the youngsters is invaluable. It is tough to build a team without that experience together out on the ground, talking through situations. We can send messages from the sideline, but those don’t have the same impact.”Law took over as West Indies coach in January and in the last eight months the team has won 11 out of 34 matches under his watch. Among the victories were two Test wins: against Pakistan at Bridgetown and then the thriller at Headingley against England. Law, along with the selectors and director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, has a lot of trust in the young Test unit, whose average age is 23.However, Law’s priority is to make sure West Indies reach the 2019 World Cup. Having lost out on the direct entry route, West Indies will need to finish among the top two at the World Cup Qualifiers next March. With the amnesty put in place by Cricket West Indies recently opening up the potential for some of the best limited-overs players to return, Law is optimistic he will have the services of the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Carlos Brathwaite.Law also agreed with the relaxed criteria put in place by Adams and CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave, in order for the players to qualify for selection for the ODIs. “I want the best players available,” Law said.“I am not a selector, but yes, I do sit in on the selection process. There are some qualification criteria that the players have to adhere to. Now the number of games (in domestic cricket) they have to play to qualify has been significantly reduced. That gives them the best of both worlds: they can go out and play certain (T20) tournaments they are already contracted to, but it also gives them time to come back and play the quota (of domestic cricket) they have to be eligible to play ODI cricket.“The Pro50 finishes about a week before the World Cup Qualifiers, so it would be good to have players play our domestic tournament. They would be playing 50-over cricket before the World Cup Qualifiers, which is essential.”last_img read more

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Fair’s 18 points lead Syracuse in exhibition rout of Ryerson

first_img Published on November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 C.J. Fair could be in the NBA right now. He could’ve been a first-round pick and maybe even a lottery choice.He still probably will be after this year and he has the preseason accolades to show for it. On Tuesday, he was one of 15 players named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list.But he had things to work on. He had to become a better dribbler. A better passer. A better creator.“His shooting’s gotten better, his ballhandling’s gotten better,” fellow forward Jerami Grant said. “You can tell he’s been working in the offseason and it’s definitely a plus for us.”For a brief spurt during Syracuse’s preseason finale against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) school Ryerson University, Fair executed his new skills to perfection and exhibited the all-around play that was so hyped up during the offseason — this time in an 81-46 win over the Rams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair logged 18 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in the Orange’s win over its more challenging preseason opponent, but his most impressive stretch came to cap a 12-0 SU run.Fair beat a defender off the dribble to knock down a runner with less than five minutes to play in the first half. He helped create a Ryerson turnover before spinning around a defender for another floater. He ended the Rams’ next possession with a block in the post.Fair said he felt a bit hesitant at times, especially at the arc. Syracuse wanted to get its big men more involved, so he didn’t shoot some 3s that he normally would have.“Down the line I might shoot it,” Fair said.Even on a day he couldn’t get too excited about, he was dominant. Fair is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s preseason Player of the Year and Ryerson just a 6-4 team in the CIS.“We know we have the preseason ACC Player of the Year on the team, so we’re definitely going to use him to our advantage,” Grant said. “Whatever he does we feed off his energy and that’s how we’re going to play for the rest of the year.”Against Division II Holy Family (Pa.) University, Fair’s buckets came when the game was out of reach. He had just two points before the break. Against Ryerson, just three came after it.“I felt better,” Fair said. “I was being active and I felt myself being in the right position at the right time, so I think if I be aggressive and I be active that’s the way I want to play.”Tuesday’s contest started as a sloppy, disjointed game that Fair singlehandedly turned into a clinic during the first half.Fair hit a pair of mid-range jumpers to help SU build an early lead and sunk a wide-open 3-pointer from the wing to spark a 16-5 start. He has developed a signature shot that would have been impossible for him to lean on a year ago.The forward sets up on the elbow with a defender draped over him. He uses a pump fake to knock his defender off balance and takes a couple of dribbles — he doesn’t need more than two or three — to find some space. Then he elevates toward the rim and gently tosses the ball into the cylinder.“He’s been doing it for the last couple years I’ve been around,” Grant said, “so that’s definitely one of his favorite moves.”By the time Fair canned his 3-pointer, the conclusion was foregone. The lead was only nine when Fair left the court, but Ryerson wasn’t going to rally.Syracuse began piecing together its 12-0 run with Fair watching from the sideline. Backup forwards Grant, B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson took the burden on the wings until Fair returned for his back-to-back jumpers. The senior contributed in nearly every category.And when he took the ball in the left corner as time wound down in the first half, he did the only thing he had yet to.He took a dribble down the baseline toward the rim and dropped a bounce pass off into the paint. Rakeem Christmas was right there to pick up the ball and lay it in. Once again, Fair was the creator, but this time it was for a teammate.“He’s going to play. He’s going to do what he does,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I don’t like to worry about things I don’t have to worry about.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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