No replacement yet for Espenido – BCPO chief

first_imgEspenido was the police chief ofOzamiz City prior to his Bacolod reassignment. He assured the people of BacolodCity that policemen uphold the rule of law and are true to their mission toserve and protect the public. But he won’t promise a bloodless drug war. Orders from the Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) Directorate for Personnel and Records Management showed Espenido hasbeen recalled to the national police headquarters in Camp Crame and reassignedto the Office of the PNP Chief. Both Parojinog and Espinosa werelinked by President Duterte to illegal drugs./PN On Friday, the controversial drug czar was relieved from his post for still undisclosedreasons – only four months after President Rodrigo Duterte sent him in thiscity. In November 2016, Espenido was alsothe police chief of Albuera, Leyte when its mayor, Rolando Espinosa Sr., waskilled in a shootout as police were attempting to serve a search warrant. For the mean time, Biñas said,Lieutenant Colonel Levy Pangue, BCPO deputy city director for administration,will supervise the position vacated by Espenido as well as the City DrugEnforcement Unit.The city top cop assured Bacolodnons that BCPO will still be relentless intheir bid to eradicate illegal drugs even in the absence of Espenido.  center_img “I did not yet receive the officialcopy of the relief order from the Camp Crame, but once we got the copy that’sthe time I can designate somebody for the post,” BCPO chief Colonel Henry Biñassaid. “Even with Espenido or withoutEspenido, the BCPO are still working and that was the reason why PresidentRodrigo Duterte earlier ordered Espenido’s reassignment in this city because ofthe big accomplishments of the BCPO in the campaign against illegal drugs,”Biñas said. On July 30, 2017 Ozamiz City’s MayorReynaldo Parojinog and 14 others were killed in a shootout led by Espenido whowas serving search warrants at Parojinog’s properties in barangays Baybay SanRoque and Baybay Santa Cruz. BACOLOD City – No names have surfaced until now as possible replacement of Police Lieutenant ColonelJovie Espenido, who served as deputydirector for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).last_img read more

Kaela Marie Justis Rutledge, 31

first_imgKaela Marie Justis Rutledge, 31, of New Marion, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio on May 5, 1984 the daughter of Gorden (Darlene) Justis of Bright and Tracy Thompson Ridner of New Marion. Survivors include her parents, four children Brianna Gray, Abriel Gray, Caylena Rutledge and Madeline Rutledge; one brother Bryan Myers. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, one brother Michael Thompson. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29th at 1pm at the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro with Tom Holt officiating. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.last_img

Messi now ready to leave Barcelona

first_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime And Graeme Souness believes Premier League duo Man City and neighbours United should waste no time in making their move. read also:Another Messi in the making signs for Liverpool at six Writing in the Times, he said: “Lionel Messi looked like a man who has had enough of carrying that team; without him they wouldn’t even be good enough to qualify for the Champions League. “This would be the perfect week to put a bid in for the 33-year-old Argentinian and I could easily see him playing in Manchester — at either United or City.” Messi cut a distraught figure following the darkest night in the club’s history against Bayern. With the legendary forward not getting any younger, Messi is not prepared to spend the twilight of his career at a club going backwards. A new manager is inevitable with the club targetting former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. But the real issues lie at the hands of president Josep Bartomeu who has been embroiled in a string of controversial antics. One of those includes paying a PR firm to attack stars such as Messi and Gerard Pique online.Another change is likely to see the axing of Sporting Director Eric Abidal – of whom had a pubic falling out with Messi. Messi scored 31 goals and provided 26 assists from 44 appearances in all competitions this season. Barca are facing a stream of departures with ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez said to be on the transfer list. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi has made up his mind to  Barcelona this summer, according to reports. And the Argentine superstar is said to have informed the club already. Messi was furious after Barca were humiliatingly dumped out of the Champions League on Friday with an 8-2 thumping by Bayern Munich. He reportedly threatened to quit if there was not a major restructure at the Nou Camp. But he is not willing to wait for the change and wants to leave “immediately”, according to Esporte Interativo. An inside source close to Messi is quoted as saying: “He has never seen Leo so determined to leave as now.” The Brazilian outlet correctly revealed Neymar was leaving Barca for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. French outlet L’Equipe are already reporting that a senior member of Barcelona’s hierarchy has quashed the idea of Messi’s imminent departure. The senior figure reportedly said: “He has a contract until June 2021, with a clause of £633million.” Messi, 33, has grown disillusioned with life at his boyhood club following numerous mounting problems behind the scenes. His contract expires next summer when he can leave for free but he appears determined to leave right now.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Osborne Speedway hosts opening night fair races

first_imgBy Mike HughesOSBORNE, Kan. (July 22) – Racing action returned to Osborne Speedway for the first of two nights of racing action during the Osborne County Fair on Wednesday.Cody Gearhart made the long haul worthwhile as he led all 20 laps of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Gearhart started outside pole and jumped to a quick lead and never looked back.The field bunched up after a lap seven caution for a spinning Joe Cleveland, but Gearhart drove away for the victory following the restart. David Murray Jr. chased Gearhart the entire distance but had to settle for second. Randy Wilson finished third, followed by Mike Petersilie and Jesse Richter.Chad Sterling took the lead from Robert Walker on lap six of the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Sterling then drove on for a trip to the winner’s circle. Walker prevailed in the race for second, trailed by Shaylon Holloway, Nolan Remus and Chase Conaway.Jake Krone led all 12 laps in the caution-free Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Tyler Watts finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Josh Hudson, Tracy Holloway and Troy Attwood.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature got off to a rough start as Kyle Pfeifer rolled off turn one on lap two of the 15-lap main event.Travis Coop led the opening circuit but gave way to Colton Pfeifer after the lap two restart. The caution flag waved several more times but Colton was up to the task and held on for the win.  Jacob Olmstead, Shay Simoneau, Rhett Kingsbury and Jess Prockish completed the top five.Kyle Pfeifer was okay after the rollover, made repairs and rejoined the race. However while running fifth, he made contact with another car and was done for the night.last_img read more

Cummins called up to replace Australia paceman Starc

first_img(REUTERS)-Pat Cummins is in sight of a long-awaited second test after being rushed into the Australia squad to replace injured pace spearhead Mitchell Starc for the remainder of the series in India.Cummins has not played a test since his stunning seven-wicket debut against South Africa as an 18-year-old in 2011 but he made a successful return to first class cricket for the first time in six years this week with a man-of-the-match performance for New South Wales in the domestic Sheffield Shield.Jackson Bird is the back-up paceman in the touring squad, but 23-year-old Cummins is likely to be selected for the third test in Ranchi starting next week, with the tense four-match series poised at 1-1.“In selecting Pat, we were looking for a strike bowling replacement option (for Starc),” selector Trevor Hohns said in a media release on Saturday.“Pat has impressed in his return to cricket this summer with consistent performances in his ODI, Twenty20 International and Big Bash matches.“He has also had a very good Sheffield Shield return for New South Wales.”He underlined his huge potential with an eight-wicket haul to fire the state side to a comfortable home win over South Australia on Saturday.His return to red-ball cricket was seen as confirmation of his availability for the Ashes series against England in the coming home summer.However, Starc’s series-ending stress fracture injury changed the landscape and Steve Smith’s side is desperate to rebound in Ranchi after their fourth innings collapse in Bangalore squared the series.Long touted as a future leader of the pace attack, the Sydney-born right-armer was the youngest Australian cricketer to earn a national contract in 2011-12 but has been beset by injuries since his brilliant Test debut at the Wanderers.Selectors have been loath to risk the tall seamer in long-form cricket, easing him back through the shorter formats until his return for New South Wales this week.last_img read more

Late Fashikun Laid to Rest at Obbo Aiyegunle

first_imgOlajide Ayodeji Fashikun In his sermon during the burial attended by family, retired and active athletes as well as his colleagues in the pen profession from far and near, the officiating minister, Most Apostle Prophet Johnson Ahmed Musa of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Obbo-Aiyegunle said that despite his untimely death, he lived a fulfilled and impactful life worthy of been emulated.While praying God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss, he charged the children to imbibe and sustain the legacies of the deceased, whom he said, touched the lives of many people, going by the testimonies given.The state government, represented by the Director of Sports, Mallam Tunde Kazeem, while condoling the family, described late Fashikun as an administrator who lived an exemplary life.Equally, Ondo State government, represented by the state’s Commissioner for Sports, Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, while praising the late Fashikun for his efforts at developing sports and youths, supported the family with cash donations, promising more support for the family.National President of SWAN, Mr. Honour Sirawoo represented by a National Officer of the Association Alloy Chukwuemeka, described the deceased as a courageous, workaholic and a freedom fighter, who always stood by truth and justice.FCT SWAN Chairman, Mr Chidoka Ndubueze Okwuchukwu, said the late Fashikun was a strong member of the association who was not only very active but made impact on members.Late Fashikun’s partner in the Nigeria Sports Development project, Mary Onyali, an Olympian said that late Fashikun brought her back home from the US to start the project 12 years ago, and vowed to fulfill the dream, despite his death.She also announced the bid by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), to give university scholarship to Femi, the 17-year old son of the deceased, even as she pledged her support for the other children.Late Fashikun was survived by an aged mother, wife and four children..Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Hammed Shittu in IloriinThe remains of the late former Chairman of Kwara State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria( SWAN), Mr. Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun was Wednesday committed to mother earth in his country home, Obbo-Aiyegunle, in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.Fashikun, who was until his demise, a former Sports Correspondent of THISDAY Newspaper and Managing Editor of Going news, an online news outfit. He died in the early hours of Sunday, at the Federal Medical Centre, in Utako, Abuja, at the age of 54 years.last_img read more

Draw specialist Kailah Kempney prepares to face Maryland’s Taylor Cummings

first_img Published on March 5, 2015 at 12:13 am Contact Jon: | @jmettus As Kailah Kempney lines up at midfield, two of her teammates crowd the circle around her.They flash hand signals to one another and yell out different colors, signaling where each player is and what each one is going to do.Kempney listens to her teammates, analyzes the stick her opponent is using and where the referee has placed the ball. She adjusts her grip and decides where she’s going to try to place the ball.“It really comes down to right before the whistle and sometimes it’s too late to even change anything,” Kempney said.Kempney has been the sole person on the draw for Syracuse this year and her 9.83 draw controls per game rank third in the country. Maryland faceoff specialist Taylor Cummings, the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, will test Kempney’s success when No. 5 Syracuse (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on the No. 1 Terrapins (4-0) on Saturday at noon in a rematch of last year’s national championship game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, the Orange fell to the Terrapins three times, including a 15-12 loss in the title game, as Maryland averaged 4.3 more draw controls per game than SU with Cummings primarily on the draw.“Win the draw, win the game — most of the time,” SU attack Devon Collins said. “Sometimes teams prove that wrong, but it’s very rare that a team comes up with less draw controls and still wins the game.”SU’s draw control group starts every practice the same way. Kempney, attacks Riley Donahue and Kayla Treanor and midfielder Erica Bodt arrive 15 minutes early to work with assistant coach Katie Rowan.They do “quicks,” a drill where they turn their wrists over quickly with a stick in their hands simulating a quick draw, for about two minutes. After that come high tosses to work on their verticals, then take draws against each other.In addition to the extra practice, she’s even used baseball resistance exercises to strengthen her wrists, Collins said.“It’s definitely one of the most important parts of the game,” Kempney said. “But everyone has their position and their job to fulfill.”Kempney’s go-to move is a self-draw because it’s a 50-50 battle. In a critical game situation, odds are she’ll try to win the draw herself, Kempney said.Otherwise, she’ll send it in the direction of one of her teammates, which can lead to a multi-player scramble for the ball.“I think the biggest thing is communication,” SU midfielder Kelly Cross said, “and … that one of us ends up with the ball, but it’s all working together to make that happen.”Against taller opponents like Cummings, it can be hard to get a self-draw that pops straight up in the air. She tries to swat it down for her teammates or box out her opponent, but it doesn’t always work.“She’s just so confident,” Kempney said. “She knows she’s going to win it. Not having the greatest games against her the last couple years definitely ruins my confidence.”After the national championship game, Kempney went home and practiced draws, primarily self-draws, with her younger sister Braelie, who takes draws in high school. All the while, she had the final game in the back of her mind.Coming into the season, Kempney made one of her biggest goals clear: beat Maryland. But she’ll have to start with beating Cummings, or whomever Maryland puts in the circle, on the draw.“It’s definitely going to come down to draw controls,” Kempney said. “I think that’ll determine where the game will go.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Trojans haven’t forgotten last year’s Stanford loss

first_imgAfter failing to avenge a tough 2009 loss last week, USC gets another crack at it Saturday against No. 16 Stanford.Too much · Stanford and running back Toby Gerhart ran all over USC last year at the Coliseum and punctuated it with a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. The Trojans haven’t forgotten about that controversial attempt by Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan The Cardinal subjected the Trojans to perhaps their most embarrassing loss of last year, a 55-21 thrashing at the Coliseum. Already 1-1 in Pac-10 play after falling to Washington, the Trojans are looking for a road victory against one of the conference’s top teams to try to get back on track.“Coming off a loss like that at home, I think the best thing to do is go into a hostile environment where it’s just our team and fight one out,” redshirt junior linebacker Chris Galippo said.Senior linebacker Michael Morgan agreed.“I know it’s a big game and we’ve got a lot at stake right now,” Morgan said.On top of not wanting to fall further behind in the Pac-10 standings, the Trojans might have a little extra motivation built up for the Cardinal. The most notable moment of last year’s beat down came when Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh elected to go for two with his team leading 48-21 midway through the fourth quarter.Harbaugh’s move led to an exchange of words with former USC coach Pete Carroll after the game. Both coaches played it politically correct in press conferences afterward, but USC players understood the message.“Yeah, that was tough. That was last year,” Morgan said. “We didn’t forget about it. I will remind you that we didn’t forget about it but we’re gonna come out and try to dominate.“Hey, it’s part of football,” he said “They did it, they’ll have to pay for it.”USC will enter the game as an underdog for the first time this season. Any hopes of upending Stanford at home will start with slowing down the Cardinal’s physical offensive attack, led by running back Stepfan Taylor and quarterback Andrew Luck.It won’t be a question of figuring out what Stanford is going to do. Galippo said the Cardinal make that very clear.“They overload one side of the line and they just say, ‘Hey, we’re running the ball right here, try and stop us,’” Galippo said. “So, yeah, it’s going to be a heck of a challenge.”Out of all the statistical categories the USC defense ranks poorly in, run defense is at least the lesser of the evils. The Trojans rank 44th nationally against the run, while their pass defense is 116th.Morgan said he believes the defense will be up to the challenge.“They’re gonna line up in ace and jumbo packages and run the ball straight at you,” he said. “We feel like that’s one of our strengths and we’ll have to be ready for it.”    uAs USC coach Lane Kiffin looks to solve the Trojans’ kicking dilemma, he was not encouraged by the results from Wednesday’s practice.Senior kicker Joe Houston and senior punter Jacob Harfman combined to go 0-for-6 on field goals in the 35- to 45-yard range in the kicking portion of practice. Houston is 2-for-6 on field goals tries this season, while Harfman, the punter, has not attempted a kick this season.Kiffin said the competition was ongoing and that he was “extremely” concerned about the kicking game.“If you go a whole period of field goal opportunities and you don’t make one, that would concern me a lot,” he said.last_img read more

Babers: Wide receiver Steve Ishmael ‘totally bought into’ the system, and now he’s taken off

first_imgOne thousand six-hundred twenty-one FBS football players have caught a pass in 2017. None of them have caught as many as Steve Ishmael. Syracuse’s (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) senior wide receiver has seen a rebirth on the outside of SU’s offensive attack. The success for Ishmael comes a season after he rode shotgun to graduate transfer Amba Etta-Tawo, whose 94 receptions set a Syracuse single-season record. Ishmael, placed on the Biletnikoff Award watch list last week for the nation’s best receiver, is on pace to best that mark. Syracuse head coach Dino Babers isn’t surprised. It’s not unusual for someone in his program to perform OK and then suddenly have a “breakout year,” he said on Wednesday’s ACC teleconference.“Any time there’s a changeover in coaching staff and a changeover in techniques and fundamentals and schemes, sometimes kids do them but they’re not totally bought in,” Babers said. “The thing I love about Ish is that he’s totally bought into what we are trying to do. He’s really changed his body and changed his attitude from last year to this year.”The changes have developed Ishmael into the nation’s leading pass-catcher with 51 receptions for 632 yards, both of which are already good for career highs. He’s surpassed 115 yards every game. Last week his catches dropped to six, but he still amassed 120 yards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIshmael has scored two touchdowns, and one got called back last week on an illegal formation penalty that had nothing to do with his side of the field. He scored seven times his sophomore season before finding the end zone just once last year. Babers doesn’t care.“He’s doing his part,” Babers said. “I think the touchdowns will come. You don’t judge your players by whether they get a touchdown or not.”Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi said on the teleconference that his team will have its “hands full” in limiting Ishmael and slot receiver Erv Philips. “One’s a big physical go-get-the-ball, vertical type of guy in Steve,” Narduzzi said. “ … (Philips) is a guy who understands coverage and leverage. They give him a lot of freedom to run option routes underneath … He’s electric. he’s got great hands. He’s got great speed.”The duo leads Syracuse into it’s Saturday matchup with Pitt at the Carrier Dome. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.Other notes from the teleconference:Babers opened by saying his team “desperately needs a win” before a follow up question invoked a reply that SU needs to take it “one game at a time.”Babers used last week’s opponent, N.C. State, as a model timeline for what the Syracuse program could look like four or five years down the line. “It’s going to be a while before we get our program up and running,” he said.Narduzzi said he’d like to get junior wide receiver Quadree Henderson, who has eight catches for 121 yards on the season, more involved downfield. “Maybe this is his week,” Narduzzi said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm Contact: | @jtblosslast_img read more

Beat writers split on Syracuse-Oklahoma State in NIT Season Tip-Off

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to Brooklyn to match up with Oklahoma State (5-0) in the first game of the Barclays Center portion of the NIT Season Tip-Off. SU is riding a four-game winning streak as it meets its first top-50 opponent since its season-opener against Virginia. Here’s what the beat writers predicted for the outcome of the game.Nick Alvarez (5-0)How bout them Cowboys?Oklahoma State 68, Syracuse 61Statistically, these two teams have had nearly identical starts to the season. Syracuse ranks 71st in adjusted offensive efficiency, Oklahoma State is 64th, per KenPom. The Orange defense is 21st nationally, OSU’s is 37th. In a normally-scheduled year with no ACC opener, this game would feature two undefeated squads in the Barclays Center —  the true Mecca of New York basketball. The Cowboys strength lies in their well-roundedness. Forward Yor Anei ranks second in the nation in rim defending, blocking one out of every five two-point field goals when he’s on the floor. And guard Isaac Likekele is second on the team in points (12.2 ppg) and first in assists (23). Syracuse’s best chance at winning will sound familiar: Make their shots, this time against a team that holds their opponent to a 25.7% clip from 3. Remember the next six days when the annual SU resume debate crops up in March. Oklahoma State, Iowa and either Ole Miss or Penn State all offer resume-boosting, nonconference wins that SU will need. But for their first test against the Cowboys, expect a four-game Orange winning streak to come to an end.Michael McCleary (5-0)Ya herd?!Syracuse 65, Oklahoma State 61AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThese are strikingly similar teams. Strong defenses, middle of the pack offenses and good enough rosters to beat up on mid-major nonconference opponents. But, there are some things that separate the Orange from the Cowboys. The main thing is 3-point shooting. Only two of Oklahoma State’s five wins are by 10-plus points. Every team the Orange have played since Virginia, they’ve beaten by at least 16 points. It’s not like OSU is playing notable opponents either. Among its single-digit wins are Yale, Western Michigan and even Oral Roberts (who the Cowboys beat by just five). Like the Orange, Oklahoma State probably has some early-season problems to work through. But at this stage of the season, SU’s 3-point shooting is strong enough that — in a presumably lower-scoring game — a few timely makes can create a large cushion for the Orange to fall back on. Oklahoma State will make it close, but expect the Orange’s offense to push them over the top.Josh Schafer (5-0)Cowboy downSyracuse 67, Oklahoma State 62 Syracuse will face its first true test since Virginia on Wednesday night. The Cowboys haven’t played anyone close to that caliber yet, which should favor the Orange early. With Anei dominating the rim defensively for Oklahoma State this won’t be a game where Bourama Sidibe or Marek Dolezaj make the difference. This is the type of game an Elijah Hughes or Buddy Boeheim takeover could push the Orange over the top. This game should’ve been a homecoming for Jalen Carey. With him out due to a thumb injury, the play of his replacements, Joe Girard III and Brycen Goodine, might not win Syracuse a game entirely. But they could lose them one. Comments Published on November 26, 2019 at 9:28 pmlast_img read more