Gamboa further warned police officers towork harder and stay away from illegal activities and for committing crimesthat could ruin the image of the PNP. Malong said that the PRO-6 remainscommitted on the direction set by Gamboa for the PNP on the intensifiedcampaign against criminality, illegal drugs, internal cleansing, andcorruption. Gamboa during his last visit in PRO-6,said that he will be giving attention against illegal drugs for arrestinghigh-value targets, corruption, illegal gambling and wanted persons. He wants to recruit more policepersonnel to have more force and to replace those who retired and dismissedfrom service. Gamboa was chosen over two other policeofficials, Police Lieutenant General Camilo Prancratius Cascolan and PoliceMajor General Guillermo Eleazar. “We will fully support his programs inwinning back the trust and confidence of the people by following the rule oflaw and with utmost respect for human rights,” says PRO-6 spokesperson PoliceLieutenant Colonel Joem Malong. Gamboa’s appointment came afterPresident Rodrigo Duterte made asurprise announcement in a speech in Davao City Friday night. ILOILO City – The Police Regional Office6 (PRO-6) vowed to support the leadership of Lieutenant General ArchieFrancisco Gamboa as the new chief of the Philippine National Police. Duterte said Gamboa has showed himsincerity, and that they will have a “long, long talk” soon, togetherwith Interior Secretary Año. Cascolan, whose wife is a native of Sta.Barbara town in Iloilo has been assigned in Region 6 before he was promoted andassigned in Camp Crame./PN
OA won 5-0.1 singles: Angela Wanstrath won 6-2, 6-1.2 singles: Margaret Glaser won 6-0,6-1.3 singles: Kathryn Wilder won 6-0, 6-0.1 doubles: Hanna Hurm/Sarah Preston won 6-0, 6-0.2 doubles: Carsen Thompson/Sarah Price won 6-0, 6-1.JV winners: Claire Hollingsworth, Bella Monroe, Maddy Furlow in singles. Samantha Sheets/Meagan Flannery, Gigi Dreyer/Alexa Miles, Jayden Rose/Stephanie Gray in doubles.Team record: 7-2. District rank: 7.Next match: Richmond Tourney (4-22).Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.
Linda Mae Hokey, age 72, of Brookville, Indiana passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana surrounded by her loved ones.Born March 23, 1945 in Laurel, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Chester S. & Opal I. (Tussey) Himes. She was united in marriage to Louis V. Hokey Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1992.Linda was retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastics in Brookville where she had worked for many years. In her leisure time she enjoyed dancing, rock & roll, playing cards, and dice. She was a lifelong Elvis fan. Linda loved to laugh and will be remembered as the life of the party. She had the ability to bring a smile to anyone with her quick wit and sense of humor like no other. In her final hours, Linda slept comfortably as her family surrounded her laughing, crying and sharing funny stories about vacations they took and the outrageous things she would say. She transitioned quietly listening to Elvis music. She did it her way!She is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Murrell Mahaney of Richmond, Indiana, her son Louis V. Hokey Jr. of Laurel, Indiana; six grandchildren, Brandon Combs; her first born grandson and best friend whom she adored; Shawn & Daryl Murrell, Tasha, David, and Kayla Hokey; 12 great-grandchildren, Brantley and Summer Combs, Madilyn & Preston Jones, Madison Terry, Mason & Elliot Hokey, Trenton Thompson, Triniti, Tyler and Tori Gabbard, Maci Durstock; four siblings, George Himes and David ‘Davey’ Himes of Brookville, Indiana, Barbara Milbourne of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and Donna Foster of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her youngest son Billy Hokey who died in 1988; three sisters, Doris Burch, Betty Barber, Jenny Fay Himes; and a brother; Kenneth Himes.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Burial will then follow in Laurel North Cemetery in Laurel, Indiana. A memorial dinner will follow at the Laurel Community Center.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Linda Hokey, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Roberto Martinez was a proud man as Wigan said goodbye to the Barclays Premier League with a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa. Press Association Had results been different over the past couple of weeks, victory may have kept the Latics up and sent Villa down, but instead the hosts went into the final game knowing their eight-year stay in the top flight was over. Martinez said: “I’m very proud. When you enjoy the moments that we had with our fans, you can only feel proud. It’s been an emotional week. We’re always a unique football club, we’ve been doing that season after season. Even in relegation, we have to do it in the most unique way – winning the FA Cup and getting relegated, the first team that has ever done that.” He added: “It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions this week but when you have the supporters that we have, they are the reason why we are so proud of our football club. “We need to get stronger in the league and regain our Premier League status. I think, over the last eight seasons, we’ve made sure everyone knows Wigan Athletic belongs at this level.” For Villa, the end of the campaign brought relief that they will have another Premier League season to look forward to. Boss Paul Lambert said: “It’s been really hard. Especially in that Christmas period when we couldn’t get a win. But the big thing was the crowd stayed with it. I think that was a very telling factor. “Because we were in a transitional period, we knew we had to come through it. I think the club would have kept on sliding. We had to strip it right back and get it going. “(Chairman) Randy Lerner’s been absolutely fantastic with us. He knows the philosophy, that we’re trying to build the club. And you see that performance and the performances of the last five months, it’s been extremely high.”
Press Association Boston Bob stormed home in the hands of Ruby Walsh to claim victory in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup. An impressive winner of the Melling Chase at Aintree three and a half weeks ago, the Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old was the 5-2 favourite to claim another Grade One prize as he stepped back up in trip. First Lieutenant travelled powerfully in the first-time blinkers and was the first of the main protagonists to commit for home, but Boston Bob reeled him in after the final fence to take top honours under a jubilant Walsh. Long Run finished third. Paul Townend partnered the Mullins-trained On His Own, whom Walsh snubbed in favour of Boston Bob, but the Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up faded tamely out of contention after taking the field along for much of the three-mile-one-furlong journey. Boston Bob travelled notably well throughout, with Walsh seemingly keen to play his cards as late as possible. He was slightly awkward on landing at the final fence, but soon regained his momentum and was well on top at the line, scoring by three and a quarter lengths. First Lieutenant ran a superb race in second, with the application of headgear clearly having the desired effect. Last year’s runner-up Long Run bounced back from his fall in the Grand National at Aintree with a decent effort in third, finishing just ahead of fellow British raider Medermit. Walsh said: “I have to thank Willie. I never thought I’d be siding with On His Own over Boston Bob, but I rode them both the other morning and I was definitely leaning On His Own’s way. On Monday morning I was talking to Willie and he fairly convinced me to ride this lad, so thanks to him. “He ducked and I nearly fell off him (in the straight). He was a bit deliberate at the second-last and wasn’t great at the last. He hung left, quickened up and won.” Mullins said: “Boston Bob is just improving. I thought he’d been unlucky twice at Cheltenham, but he’s got his reward for what he shows me at home. “I was disappointed with On His Own, who needed a bit of company and his jumping went to pieces. “I’m thinking of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris for On His Own and I think we’ll bring Boston Bob back next season and aim him for the (Cheltenham) Gold Cup.” Long Run’s trainer Nicky Henderson was thrilled with his charge and is eyeing a return to Aintree next spring. He said: “It was a good race and I think that was the best round of jumping I’ve ever seen from him. You keep bumping into the same people in Grade Ones, but there’s no other option. The way he jumped and finished, you’d say why not go for the Grand National again next year?”
FIVE members of Cuba’s national volleyball team have been convicted of raping a Finnish woman during a World League tournament in Tampere.Four of the men, including the captain, were given five-year jail sentences while a fifth is facing a prison term of three and a half years.They were detained in the southern Finnish city on July 2 after a woman said she had been raped at a hotel.Eight men were originally held. Two were released soon afterwards.Another of the players was released from detention at the end of August and acquitted by the court in Tampere.The men given the longer sentences included 27-year-old captain Rolando Cepeda Abreu, Alfonso Gavilan, 21, Ricardo Calvo Manzano, 19, and Osmany Uriarte Mestre, who is also 21. Luis Sosa Sierra, 21, was given a shorter sentence.The team had been taking part in a tournament ahead of the Rio Olympics when the rape took place at the hotel in which the players were staying.LENGTHY ORDEALThe court heard that two of the players had met the woman in a nightclub in the hotel basement. She later went to the room of one of the men, Uriarte Mestre, and consented to sex.However, Uriarte Mestre was then said to have texted the other men without the woman’s knowledge. They entered the room and subjected the woman to a lengthy ordeal and held her by the hair to prevent her leaving.When she was eventually allowed to leave, she complained to the hotel receptionist who called police.The men had denied the accusation, insisting the woman had given consent.However, the court ruled they were guilty of aggravated rape and ordered the men to pay €24 000 (£20 500; $27 000) in compensation to the victim.As the allegations emerged, two of the team coaches were sacked.Despite its depleted squad, Cuba fielded a team in Rio and lost all five of their matches. (BBC Sport)
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Six months after he was sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office on Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to remove it from office.The move came as Prime Minister Céant had gone to the Senate for a meeting only to find 13 Senators present.The Senate, citing the recent arrest of five armed Americans last month and their subsequent release with the help of the State Department, had summoned both Céant and his justice minister to its chamber on Monday.Senate President Carl Murat Cantave tweeted that due to the lack of a quorum, the prime minister’s session is being rescheduled for WednesdayHowever, in the Lower Chamber of Deputies, where 104 Deputies, were present, they voted by a wide margin to censure the Prime Minister.The agenda of the session was adopted by 88 deputies, 12 against and 4 abstentions and without the prime minister present, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies announced the continuation of the interpellation.“The results of the session will be communicated to him,” said Deputy Gary Bodeau.In the vote to remove the government, 93 law makers voted in favor of the motion, six against and three abstained.Moise instructed to appoint new PMA letter will be sent to the President Jovenel Moise regarding the appointment of a a new prime minister.“The Government of Jean Henry Céant received a motion of censure from the Chamber of Deputies with 93 votes in favor, 6 against and 3 abstentions,” the Chamber of Deputies announced just after midday on Monday.“It was illegal. It was unconstitutional,” said Deputy Sinal Betrand, who was among the six who voted against the government’s censure.Political observers said in the absence of a quorum in the Senate on Monday morning, Prime Minister Céant could not benefit from a six month stay by way of a vote of confidence.Claims decision is illegal Céant later told the Miami Herald newspaper “the decision is illegal and was outside of the constitution, It is unacceptable.”He said that the justice system needs to shed light.Céant and his 21-member cabinet will remain in office as caretakers until a new prime minister is named by President Moïse.Under Haitian law, a caretaker prime minister and government can only oversee the country’s day-to-day affairs, and cannot enter into any new contracts.Céant, a lawyer had replaced Jack Guy Lafontant, as prime minister following a series of street demonstrations over fuel increases.Last month, CARICOM leaders at their inter-sessional summit in St. Kitts-Nevis “expressed deep concern about the situation prevailing in Haiti during the past three weeks characterized by violent protests jeopardizing the political, economic and social stability of the country’.“Heads of Government call upon all stakeholders to prioritise dialogue as a means to address peacefully and meaningfully all relevant issues and to create the conditions for lasting political stability essential to the sustainable economic and social development of Haiti.”
The Esports Insider Careers Series is back, with another interview around law. Last week we spoke to Isabel Davies of Purewal & Partners, a boutique law firm about her journey into the world of gaming and esports. Although our second interviewee is similar to an extent, Max Nicolaides works for Mishcon de Reya, a practice that employs over 700 people with offices in London and New York. We spoke to Max about how he got to where he is now, what he works on day-to-day and also for his advice for any people looking to follow a similar path. ESI: Where did your passion for esports and gaming stem from?Max: I’ve loved video games for as long as I can remember. Before I had my own video games, I would visit a friend’s house to play on their older sibling’s SNES and NES (Duck Hunter was a particular favourite). My first video game was Pokemon Red on the Gameboy Colour. Not long after getting it, a friend acquired a Sony Playstation. As soon as I saw him play Crash Bandicoot, I knew I had to have one. I then played everything and anything I could get my hands on. It was only when I bought my PS3 (which I worked all summer to save up for) and started playing Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare and Killzone 2 that I actually started to take gaming seriously. “Part of me still likes to dream about turning pro, but in all honesty, I’m more excited about how I can contribute to esports as an aspiring lawyer.”Killzone 2 was the game that inspired me to get a mic, join a clan and actually dedicate myself to learning the game. It had a fantastic in-built system that I still wish other games would adopt today. It was easy to organise matches between clans, and there was a cool system for ranking clans against each other on a global leader board.There was also an individual leaderboard and ranking system that measured and ranked you against everyone else each week. Every week I had to be in the top 0.1% of players. From that moment on, whatever FPS I was playing, I always wanted to be the best.When I went to university I set up an amateur group of likeminded (and skillful) battlefield players, and we would compete in a variety of online community ladders and scrims. Around this time I started watching esports such as CS:GO rather than just YouTubers and Streamers.Now I follow most of the major esports titles, primarily first person shooters but also the Rocket League Championship Series and the highlights for the DOTA 2 and League of Legends. On top of that I love going to LAN events. We even held one at my skydiving club in Lincolnshire. There’s nothing quite like a 2v2 Halo Evolved knockout tournament, or an evening of Unreal Tournament after a great weekend of jumping. Competing is still a passion but I don’t have the time to take it as seriously as I’d like to these days. Part of me still likes to dream about turning pro, but in all honesty, I’m more excited about how I can contribute to esports as an aspiring lawyer.ESI: What’s your academic background and how did it lead you down this path?Max: During my rebellious teenage years I managed to salvage half decent GCSEs and A-Levels, despite all the Runescape, Final Fantasy VII – X, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Killzone 2 I was playing at the time.I had no initial aspirations to go to university and immediately after finishing college, I began to work full time at my family’s restaurant in Somerset. I attribute a lot of my success today to the time I spent working there. The work ethic I adopted and the business acumen I developed were invaluable to my later studies at university, and my transition into a legal career. I went on to study law at Bournemouth University and spent a year working at a law firm in Somerset. Working there allowed me to demonstrate that I had both the academic ability and the entrepreneurial spirit to be a successful lawyer.“To my mind, not a lot of people understand video games, business and the law. Being able to speak those three different languages are essential to what I do today.”When I went back to university for my final year, I decided to write my dissertation on Digital Rights Management in video games as an effective means of protecting copyright (heavy stuff, I know). I picked this topic because I genuinely found it interesting, (copyright law and video games being two of my favourite things). Little did I know that this dissertation would help me on my career path today. In it, I discussed the leading case on the subject, Nintendo v PC Box. When I joined the Intellectual Property team at Mishcon de Reya, I was introduced to the partner who represented Nintendo in that case. That partner, and other members of Mishcon de Reya’s wider esports group asked to read my dissertation, which was flattering and quite terrifying, because I had made some “brave” arguments thinking that no one would ever read it.The dissertation helped establish that I was more than an aspiring lawyer who just happened to like video games. It was an opportunity to demonstrate that I had the academic capability to come to grips with a very complex and niche area of law, apply it to the equally complex and evolving video games industry, and appreciate the wider implications of such a decision from a legal, commercial and consumer point of view. To my mind, not a lot of people understand video games, business and the law. Being able to speak those three different languages are essential to what I do today. ESI: You’re working for a huge firm who probably knew little to nothing about esports. What challenges have you found around the role? Are established legal companies willing to learn and embrace esports?Max: Definitely. Law firms and other professional services providers are all looking to learn about esports and what esports will mean for them. The fact that Mishcon de Reya decided to form a dedicated esports group shows its willingness to learn and engage with the sector. I’m really lucky that when Mishcon de Reya says it is a meritocracy, it really means it. I think it would be easy for a law firm to simply have dismissed me, especially as I am “just a paralegal”, but the esports group has given me a tremendous amount of support and put a lot of trust in me. “You have to recognise that what you are providing is a sector-focused approach and you have to be engaged and willing to learn at all times.” In return I have been able to further the firm’s understanding and knowledge of video games and esports, as well as my own. An increasing amount of our “non-endemic” clients are also keen to learn more about esports. I am always supportive of efforts to further educate and help those who really want to engage with esports in a meaningful way. Since joining the esports group, one of the services we now offer is a series of educational talks and workshops that I run (both internally and externally). Internally, it has helped educate more people in the firm, ranging from partners to the business development team, about esports and where Mishcon de Reya fits into the sector.Externally, it is an attractive offering for our clients and intermediaries to learn more about esports from an organisation they already know and trust. Sometimes this is just a general overview on what esports are – my “esports 101” talk. On other occasions, clients might ask for bespoke advice on specific esports opportunities. One of the challenges is that there is no such thing as “esports law” or “video game law”. Equally, there are no textbooks on “how to be a successful video game and esports lawyer”. You have to recognise that what you are providing is a sector-focused approach and you have to be engaged and willing to learn at all times. ESI: How did you get into the role and what would you say to someone aspiring to join the legal profession with an esports focus?Max: I’d begin by reminding people it’s not about where you start your legal career. My first legal job was as an office clerk in a firm in Somerset. My role would involve anything from photocopying (lots of it) and making tea, all the way to conducting client meetings and going to court. For me this was my first foray into what life would be like as a lawyer, and I learned lots of valuable skills, such as how to conduct yourself professionally, and to prove that you can be a hardworking and valued member of any team. “I was surprised by how much the group wanted to learn about esports and they all asked if I could provide copies of my dissertation.” The first job I got at Mishcon de Reya was for a two-month contract to do some filing (actually, lots of filing) for the Family department. Again, I grabbed this opportunity with both hands (even though filing and family law were not my ultimate ambitions). Eventually I was promoted to a paralegal position, and began to assist on some very high profile, complex and demanding matters.It was during this time I learned that Mishcon de Reya was advising on certain esports specific matters. An email went around the firm asking those who were interested to join the esports working group. The firm has a variety of different sector groups, ranging from automotive to fashion. These groups bring together lawyers and individuals within the firm with different specialist skills to provide a sector focused service. I quickly emailed back, explaining that I was very interested in being a part of the esports group. At the first meeting I was surprised by how much the group wanted to learn about esports and they all asked if I could provide copies of my dissertation. From there I started attending all of the esports group meetings. This was an unprecedented opportunity. I was surrounded by extremely experienced lawyers, but was able to contribute my own expertise.You have to have more than just an understanding of the law and an enjoyment of esports/ video games. You’ve got to have a solid appreciation for the esports ecosystem and the competing interests of the different parties. It’s also important to keep up to date with this rapidly evolving sector. A lot of people are rather cynical about lawyers entering esports, but I’m excited to help steer esports into a positive direction. I believe that for esports to succeed and develop a sustainable ecosystem, there is a genuine need for lawyers that want the best for esports and video games. ESI: What’s the day-to-day in the life of Mighty Max?Max: The day–to-day life can vary quite a lot. I currently assist the intellectual property team and sports team at Mishcon de Reya. This means I can be involved in anything from reviewing commercial contracts, assisting with anti-counterfeiting operations, brand protection, to preparing for or defending against urgent injunctions, assisting on trade mark disputes…The list goes on. I love the breadth and variety of work I’m involved in. Like any other paralegal, trainee or lawyer, I have certain targets and hours to complete, in addition to the work that comes in from the esports group. There is also a constant stream of training sessions and events to attend. The law and the sectors in which I advise are constantly growing, changing and evolving, and it is imperative to stay up to date.When it comes to esports matters specifically, in addition to the legal work that needs to be done, I find myself making a lot of introductions for clients and intermediaries. Esports is still very much about who you know, and breaking into it can be difficult. I find the matters I work on really exciting, so I’m always keen to see them succeed, and happy to help in any way I can, even when that goes beyond just providing legal services. While I believe providing that kind of assistance is part and parcel of being a trusted advisor in any sector, it is invaluable in esports. I’m also immensely lucky that the firm has sent me to events such as Gamescom and the Future Games Summit. It sounds great (and it is), but there’s also a lot of hard work that goes into making this possible. A business case has to be made, and certain deliverables need to be achieved. After attending events I typically write a short summary of the event to go onto the website, provide an internal debrief for the esports group and then follow up on a list of action points. “I thought to myself, if they have done it, why can’t I?”At the end of the week I put together a brief summary of the latest developments and news in esports for the group. As you can imagine, this leaves very little free time for myself, so if by the end of the day I have any time to play some video games, I’m pretty happy. ESI: What advice would you give to those aspiring to follow your path? Max: There’s no beaten path on how to become an esports or video game lawyer, but part of the challenge and the attraction is being able to lay the foundations to your own practice. When I was writing my dissertation, I googled “video game lawyers in the UK” for inspiration. That’s how I discovered lawyers who have made their career in advising on video game. I thought to myself, if they have done it, why can’t I?If you’re really serious about following a legal path involving esports, on top of possessing the required academic grades, you need to ask yourself what is it that you can bring to the sector? Unfortunately it isn’t enough just to love video games. You should also attend as many esports events, conferences and talks as possible. Learn as much as you can from as many different people as you can. It’s no secret that jobs in law are highly competitive, I’ve already been through several (unsuccessful) rounds of training contract applications. Added to this, while there are increasing numbers of jobs being advertised in esports, these are even more competitive, and there are very few talented individuals that actually have the necessary skills and requirements. Finally, I don’t think you’re going to start seeing esports specific legal roles being advertised anytime soon, so you’re going to have to be persistent, determined and inventive if you want a legal career in esports.
Black stars midfielder Isaac Coffie has a new coach in the person of Eugenio Corini after Verona sacked Domenico Di Carlo as a result of their Sunday defeat.Chievo slipped into the bottom three at the weekend after a heavy 4-1 defeat to Palermo.Chievo have now turned to Corini – a former midfielder with the club as he spent six years with them as a player.Corini, who has agreed a deal until the summer, has never managed at the top level with his previous experience coming with Portogruaro, Crotone and Frosinone.
The Ghana Football Association has implied that retired Kevin-Prince Boateng will be re-admitted into the Black Stars if he is interested in playing again.The AC Milan ace stepped down from the Ghana national team in November 2011 citing health reasons to focus on his club.That decision angered a lot Ghanaians who were of the opinion that the former Portsmouth star used the Black Stars to resurrect his club career.The former Germany youth international switched nationality in 2010 and was approved by FIFA to play for the Black Stars at the World Cup finals in South Africa the same year.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah held unsuccessful talks with the AC Milan player to convince him to rescind his decision.Boateng watched all of Ghana’s matches at the Nations Cup and often took to micro-blogging website Twitter to congratulate the team after winning matches. His action has been interpreted as a cunning move to convince authorities about his renewed interest in playing for the Black Stars again.The Ghana FA says it will not shut the door on the midfielder if he makes a big U-turn.“We have not received any correspondence whether in writing or oral from any player,” Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed.“The FA has not barred anybody so if any Ghanaian player meets the criteria, we will welcome them.”Ghana next assignment is a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Kumasi on March 24.