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Attempted murder suspect nabbed

first_imgElpedio Esman had been hiding from thepolice in Antique province for about four years. The court recommended a P120,000 a bail bondof for his temporary liberty./PN The suspect was set to be transferred tothe municipal police station of Sibalom, Antique this week. Officers of the Pasig City policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Nery Duremdes of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 11. center_img He was caught on the strength of anarrest warrant in Barangay Bambang, Pasig City on Dec. 7, a police reportshowed. ILOILO City – Charged with attemptedmurder, a 66-year-old man was nabbed. last_img read more

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IDNR 2018 Recreation Guide now online

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Your guide to Indiana’s best values in outdoor recreation is available now online.And your guide to Indiana fishing is available here.The Department of Natural Resources’ 2018 Indiana Recreation Guide is the source for information on state parks, lakes, State Park Inns, fish & wildlife areas, state forests and other DNR properties.Soon, free printed copies of each will be available at local retail outlets, state parks, lakes and other DNR properties.The guides also will be available at the DNR booth at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 16-25, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.Annual Entrance Passes for state park properties can be purchased in person at the gatehouse or offices of state park properties during business hours, at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis during business hours, or here.Indiana resident passes cost $50. For individuals 65 years old or older, the price is $25. Annual passes for vehicles with out-of-state license plates are $70. Normal daily gate fees for residents at most properties are $7 per in-state vehicle. For more information on Indiana state park properties. Fishing licenses can be purchased and printed here. They can also be purchased at retailers, county clerks and most DNR properties throughout the state.last_img read more

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Top five Modifieds, SportMod winner pass post-Duel In The Desert tire test

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Tire samples taken from top five finishers in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event and from IMCA SportMod main event winner J.C. Howell revealed no use of any foreign substance(s) at the Duel In The Desert.This was the third year samples were taken from top finishing Modifieds and submitted to a testing laboratory following the special at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Terry Phillips, Jordan Grabouski, R.C. Whitwell, Johnny Scott and Chris Brown comprised the top five.With the increase in Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod entries – a record 96 competed at the Nov. 12-15 Duel – tire testing was expanded to include the winner of that main event as well.“Since results are final we will begin mailing the complete payout to all drivers who earned shares of the Duel In The Desert purse,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said.last_img read more

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Root determined to captain ‘his way’

first_img(REUTERS) – England’s new Test captain Joe Root said he will try to put his “own stamp” on the team, but will seek advice from former skipper Alastair Cook and the other senior players whenever he needs to.Root described his elevation to Test skipper as a natural progression and said he was excited by the challenges that lay ahead.“It feels amazing,” he told Sky Sports yesterday. “I think as a young kid when you’re growing up you always aspire to be England captain. It’s sort of the pinnacle of the Test arena, isn’t it?”Asked about how his relationship with Cook – who resigned last week – would work, Root told the BBC that he was not afraid to ask for help.“It would be silly not to take advice from Alastair and the other senior players, but I will want to do things my way as well,” he added. “You shouldn’t be scared of asking for help, but I would also like to think I can put my stamp on it.”The 26-year-old said Cook had been in touch to congratulate him on his appointment and that the former skipper would continue to play a key role in the dressing room.“We’ve exchanged a few text messages,” Root said. “He’s tried to let me have a bit of space for now but I think we’ll definitely be in contact over the next few days.“One thing that Cookie will naturally do is let me go about things my way. He’s a very respectful bloke.”Root also dismissed concerns that a lack of leadership experience might hamper him in his new role. He has previously captained Yorkshire for four first-class matches, but has served as England’s vice-captain for the past 18 months.“I think I’ve played 50-odd Test matches now,” he added. “The experience in that arena counts for a lot. I think it’s very different cricket, Test cricket to county championship cricket.“Over the last couple of years I’ve had the added responsibility of the vice-captaincy.“For a while now, I’d like to think that even though I haven’t been captain I’ve been trying to think like a captain as much as possible to try and help Cookie out.”last_img read more

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New-look Badgers rout Warriors

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoWhen a team shoots 50 percent from the field and forces 34 turnovers on defense, it’s pretty hard to lose.That’s what happened Sunday afternoon as the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team crushed Division II opponent Winona State 87-37 at the Kohl Center. The win ended the Badgers’ short-lived preseason, in which they finished a perfect 2-0.The Badgers dominated all facets of the game. They jumped out to an early 12-8 lead, followed by a 24-0 run that lasted just under 10 minutes. Winona State guard Shelby Krueger broke up the scoring drought with a pair of free throws. The Warriors didn’t hit a field goal for another four minutes.Badgers forward Danielle Ward had a game-high 21 points while shooting 9-of-11 from the field. She also chipped in on the glass with eight rebounds.Ward was not the only Badger post player to put up impressive numbers Sunday. Caitlin Gibson, Brittany Heins, and Mariah Dunham had 12, 11, and eight points respectively.”The post play has arrived,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said excitedly. “When you have [three] post players in double figures, that’s great.””[Danielle] is a quick, unbelievably fast, athletic post, and I’m more of a big, ‘sit on the block, muscle my way around’-type of post,” Gibson said.This tandem, along with Heins coming off the bench, should be a lethal combination throughout the season.Stone did say she will entertain the idea of putting all three on the court at the same time.Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Jolene Anderson had a modest eight points, but added six assists in only 24 minutes.”Jolene was very unselfish today and did a great job sharing the ball,” Stone said.Freshman Rae Lin D’Alie played well both offensively (6 points, 3 assists) and defensively (2 steals) in a starting role.The 5-foot-3 point guard applied intense on-ball pressure all game long, forcing countless Warrior turnovers, which is why Stone inserted her in the starting lineup before Thursday’s first preseason game.D’Alie is one of many impressive newcomers on this Badger squad, but the team’s depth is making it hard for Stone to solidify a consistent rotation.”I like our starting lineup right now,” Stone said. “It may be the same, and it may change.”Though a 50-point blowout can lift a team’s confidence, Stone knows her team has a lot of work to do, especially from the free-throw line, where they shot just 60 percent.However, Stone was not the only coach impressed with the Badgers’ play on Sunday. Warriors head coach Scott Ballard had no answers for the onslaught of cardinal and white.”I thought [the Badgers’] depth is probably better than a lot of people might think,” he said.Along with forcing 34 turnovers, the Badger defense compiled 19 steals and two blocks, while allowing the Warriors to grab only eight offensive rebounds.”We really focused on ball pressure and just denying reversal passes,” Gibson added. “That was really crucial for our defense. That’s how we’re going to break teams down.”Despite being on the losing end of such a lopsided score, Ballard sees some positives from the trip to Madison.”It was a great experience to come to the Kohl Center [and play in a] hostile environment,” he said.last_img read more

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Wildcat homecoming parade and tailgate party, Friday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Neiman’s Family Market will sponsor Alpena High School’s tailgate party once again as students ramp things up for homecoming week.Students will commence the tailgate party with a wildcat parade.The band and members of the community will march from Ella White Elementary to the high school stadium at 4:30 pm on Friday.The party will include free hot dogs, drinks and chips.The induction of this year’s hall of fame Wildcats and the crowning of homecoming king and queen will take place at halftime. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 2 dead, 1 seriously injured in fatal Alabaster, Twp. car crashNext Hillman Area Schools placed in secure mode after students talk of knifelast_img read more

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Akaminko joins Eskisehirspor

first_imgBlack Stars defender Jerry Akaminko has completed his switch from Turkish lower division side Manisaspor to top-flight club Eskisehirspor in a 3-year deal worth €1.35mThe 24-year-old centre-back signed a three-year deal with the top-flight side from relegated Manisaspor.Reports in Turkey claim Eskisehirspor paid 1.35 million Euros for his services.Akaminko’s sterling performance earned him 28 appearances for Manisaspor in last season’s Turkish Super Lig but the club were relegated at the end of the season.Akaminko has spent four seasons in Turkey with his first club being Orduspor in the Turkish second-tier.In June, he scored on his Ghana debut in the 7-0 win over Lesotho at the Baba Yara Stadium in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.last_img read more

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Mahama to attend burial of Gyan’s mother

first_imgGhana President John Mahama is one of the top personalities expected to attend next weekend’s burial of the mother of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.Cecelia Love Amoako died in November last year in a car crash in Accra.The deceased mother of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, will be buried at her hometown in Mamponteng on Saturday March 16, 2013.She will however be laid in state at her Gbawe residence from Friday March 15 before a traditional sending off the following morning.It is at this occasion that several personalities in government, academia, sports, entertainment, friends and sympathizers are expected to pay their last respects.Top of the list will be President Mahama who promised to attend the final funeral rites before the Black Stars departed for the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa. Officials from the Ghana FA, ex and current players of the various national teams, entertainment icons and other well-meaning Ghanaians are also expected to attend.GHANAsoccernet.com also understands a delegation from the Al Ain Football Club, where the leading striker of the Black Stars plays his club football is expected in the country next week for the ceremony.The official thanksgiving service is also slated to take place on Sunday March 17, at the deceased residence in Gbawe.Gyan is the latest Black Stars player within weeks to bury a parent following last month’s burial of the father of defender John Boye.last_img read more

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NBA officially reaches agreement with players’ union on restart plans, holding onto optimism as COVID cases rise

first_imgThe NBA’s commitment to social justice had been a lingering question for a group of players who wanted to see more from the league’s governors, who include some of the wealthiest people in the world. While hard details were scant as of Friday, both sides expressed optimism that they are headed in the right direction.“There’s been great conversation,” Roberts said. “And we are continuing the conversation such that the players are working really hard to make sure that what we do in Orlando beyond the floor as the best basketball players on earth, is in fact, to engage in setting the conversation, solution finding, and this family is one that sometimes has to sit down and have a conversation.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series At the root of that sacrifice are an estimated thousands of NBA employees, including players, coaches and staffers, who could be spending more than three months on the campus in Florida with heavily regulated access to the outside world. Nominally, players have the freedom to leave whenever they want, but the quarantine restrictions to return to the campus all but exclude the possibility of leaving the area. Family access will also be limited, with most family arriving midway through the playoffs after a mandated quarantine period.NBPA president and Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul said the union has tried to keep in communication with its members about concerns over the restart, which have come to the fore as some players such as the Lakers’ Avery Bradley have bowed out. But amid many factors that could roll against the NBA, the players are simply trying to follow instructions while bracing for the unknown.“It takes time, right?” he said. “We never pictured ourselves playing in a situation like this, and I almost think from the day after the league kind of shut down and stopped, we didn’t know.”Silver acknowledged that there is a point where proliferation of COVID within the closed campus could force the NBA to scrap its plan to restart in Orlando, but that the threshold had not yet “been precisely designed.”Florida reported nearly 9,000 new cases as of Friday, by far a single-day record for the state, and while the NBA personnel within the bubble might be more protected from COVID-19 through the protocols, they would still be reliant on Disney service staffers who live in the surrounding area currently experiencing a surge. Silver said the league is working with Disney to offer regular testing to a small subset of employees who would be more likely to be in contact with NBA players and staffers.The positive cases the league has caught by now are of less concern than cases that make it inside the campus. While players such as Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, and Sacramento’s Buddy Hield were among the confirmed cases, Silver said none of the 16 have shown serious symptoms yet, and they anticipate recovery by the time teams report to Orlando the week of July 7.The league also announced an intention to take a more active role in social justice issues championed by many of its players. Within its own ranks, Silver acknowledged that the NBA needs to do a better job of hiring Black workers in all sections of its business side, and that the league’s board of governors have already met on the subject.Related Articles Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead center_img Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant In a conference call with media, commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged that the NBA’s plan was “far from perfect,” but that the meticulously thought-out protocols outlined in a 113-page health memo should give the NBA a chance to finish its season and potentially recoup hundreds of millions of dollars left on its broadcasting deals.Silver offered his vision of the league as an important unifier in a country stricken hard by the global pandemic and also reckoning with social and race issues, of which the NBA’s players have been eager participants. While ceding that the NBA’s plan was not risk-free and that he was concerned by a spike in COVID case growth, Silver said he believed that “we can’t outrun the virus and that this is what we’re going to be living with for the foreseeable future” as the plans continue to march forward.The NBA’s campus at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando next month will follow rigorously designed guidelines suggested by medical experts to reduce risk: a single campus with no fans; mandatory mask wearing except while playing; daily testing and contact tracing to root out COVID cases and isolate affected players and staff.Silver and other high-level NBA officials anticipate that even in conditions that will likely be safer than the outside world, the restart will be an unprecedented challenge.“It’s far from an ideal way to finish our season,” Silver said. “And it will require tremendous sacrifice from all involved.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The morning began with an admission: The NBA acknowledged 16 of 302 players had positive COVID-19 tests this week, none of whom have yet exhibited serious symptoms.While even one case is a cause for concern, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said, she couldn’t help but feel a bit of relief that there weren’t more — the league had braced for the possibility of an even higher ratio as it prepares for its July 30 restart at Disney World in Florida.“I’ve been holding my breath for the last few weeks, and maybe I should be less enthusiastic or optimistic,” Roberts said. “If nothing else, it’s told me that the great majority of our players have been doing exactly what they should have been doing, which is keeping safe.”Amid the looming cloud of COVID cases spiking in Florida and around the country, the NBA’s chief stakeholders held onto the silver lining as they advanced their plan to end the league’s hiatus in place since March 11. The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a plan that they both believe carries some risk, but is the league’s best possible chance to come back before next season.last_img read more

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Heisler: The Clippers were something, the Lakers something else

first_imgCinderellas R Them.There was once a little team that went from an eccentric owner’s laughingstock rattling around the Sports Arena … to local wannabes who were ignored even while averaging 50 wins in Staples Center … to this season’s surprising start with the remnants of their Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan heyday … to management’s decision to trade leading scorer Tobias Harris and staring guard Avery Bradley, looking like they intended to tank … to their even more surprising 18-9 finish … to upending the Warriors’ world twice … before, at long last, succumbing.It’s the story of the 2018-19 Clippers, the proudest moment for an NBA team with “Los Angeles” in its name since the Lakers won their last championship in 2010.Unfortunately for local fans, the Lakers haven’t even been in the playoffs since 2013, so the competition hasn’t been all they would like. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFirst-round drama is usually forgotten by the second round, but the Clippers’ stand won them something lasting.Respect.“What’s been really impressive is that they won while they were rebuilding,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before their Game 6 victory. “When I see the Clippers, I see a team building a foundation, something substantial, something real.“You can see what they’ve done and how special this team has been – and the remarkable thing is, they traded their best player and got better. Think about that. Tobias Harris was having an All-Star year. …“It’s a great story. It’s a model for other teams, I think, to try to compete and rebuild at the same time. It’s not an easy thing to do.” The Clippers’ heroic stand was so brief and the highs so unexpected, there was barely time to scramble onto their bandwagon.With few giving them a chance, only true believers must have tuned into Game 1 … with few of those staying to the end of the 17-point loss.By the time they trailed by 31 in the second half of Game 2, the Clippers must have been down to family and friends … before their record-setting comeback.The Warriors then restored order in Games 3 and 4 in Staples Center … we all thought.By Game 5 in Oakland, the Warriors were trying to stay focused amid the buildup for their coming matchup with Houston.Nevertheless, who didn’t think that the Clippers would finally realize they were toast?Remarkably, once more, the Clippers refused to quit. Within one point with 2:40 left, they outscored the Warriors 12-3, with Lou Williams outscoring Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined by an 8-3 margin.The Warriors finally extinguished the uprising in Game 6, ending the local NBA season. Now for the long-awaited free-agent summer of both teams’ dreams.Yet to be seen is whether this is a random moment, or if their diverging fortunes and savvy will mean something lasting, with the Lakers’ front office spinning like a top and the Clippers earning raves.The Clippers’ front office is functioning at a high level as the deadline moves showed, bringing a coveted, unprotected No. 1 pick from Miami.Unprotected No. 1 picks are rare, making this one a prize, originally sent by Miami to Phoenix for Goran Dragic in 2015, moved to Philadelphia last spring for Mikal Bridges … even if the front office was surely as surprised by the team’s post-deadline surge as everyone else.“Clippers” now means more than it did a week ago, with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith declaring they have “a better than 50 percent chance” of signing both Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard.The Lakers, meanwhile, remain holed up with no team official having appeared in public since team president Magic Johnson resigned April 9.Jeanie Buss is reportedly going forward with GM Rob Pelinka, but has yet to confirm that or let him appear to reassure fans … and free agents … that they’re still the Lakers, proceeding on the same agenda.As little as Pelinka’s controversy-filled career as an agent prepared him for this, he’s a bright guy who can handle himself in public. Jeanie won’t even trust him with that.Nor does Pelinka have anything like a free hand, enmeshed in the family-obsessed organization.Jeanie, who never participated in basketball operations, is now in the meetings with her best friend, Linda Rambis – another Lakers marketing official who is now said to exert influence in basketball ops – and Linda’s husband, Kurt.Criticized for not looking outside the organization, Jeanie’s answer is More Family. A veritable delegation of Busses went to Philadelphia last week to interview 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams: Jeanie, Jesse Buss, Joey Buss, plus Pelinka, Linda and Kurt Rambis and Tim Harris, yet another Lakers executive who hasn’t participated in basketball ops until now.Ominously for the Lakers, July 1 is looming with free agents gathering final impressions of who’s dynamic and who’s defunct.Last week, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, who spent recent seasons covering LeBron James in Cleveland, tweeted that LeBron’s trust in the Lakers organization “has been damaged.”It’s safe to assume it came from James’ people. LeBron denied it – on Instagram. He hasn’t appeared in public since Magic left, either.Meanwhile, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher reported that before leaving, Magic saw emails from Pelinka to Jeanie about Johnson’s absence.Magic then tweeted, “The truth will always come to light” – without saying what he was referring to.Oh, and Magic also tweeted he’s still in the loop and will participate in free-agent recruiting.Yes, it has been the way it is around here for as long as there have been two teams.No, I don’t know where we go from here.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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