DOJ to probe netizen behind Sen. Kiko’s daughter rape threat

first_imgGuevarra added he advised Cuneta that the identity of the person who posted an offending message to Frankie and his location should be clearly established first before she could file a complaint. “I. WILL. FIND. YOU. YOU FACE ME, YOU COWARD. DUWAG. TANDAAN MO KUNG SINO AKO. NANAY NI KC, FRANKIE, MIEL, AT MIGUEL. YOU CROSSED THE LINE,” Cuneta wrote on her social media accounts. Alcos, commenting on the statements of Frankie in a Facebook page, said that “pasalamat ka iha, kung ang edad ko ay 12 yrs. magtago ka na sa tatay mong senador Kiko matsing dahil hahanapin kita para gahasain. Tapos sisihin mo tatay mo dahil hindi ako makukulong.”/PN MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to verify the identity of the person who threatened to rape the daughter of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Frankie. DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said Frankie’s mother, award-winning actress Sharon Cuneta, have reached out to him over the weekend and is determined to file a criminal complaint against the person. Cuneta went ballistic at social media over the weekend as she defended her daughter against a certain Sonny Alcos, who supposedly said that he would find Frankie and rape her.center_img “GOD HELP ME AND THE LAW! GOD HELP YOU WHEN I FIND YOU. HINDI KITA PATATAHIMIKIN. TANDAAN MO ITO: AKO AY ANAK NI PABLO P. CUNETA. MALI ANG BINANGGA MO, DEMONYO KA,” she added. “[But] it appears that Sharon, through her own efforts, has identified the person concerned, including his location and the name and address of his employer,” Guevarra said. Frankie has been vocal against “rape culture,” saying a person’s attire is not an invitation to rape. She even had an argument with TV and radio personality Ben Tulfo for her stand. “Should Ms. Cuneta proceed to file a criminal complaint with the DOJ, we shall verify the respondent’s identity and address for the purpose of giving him notice,” the Justice secretary added.last_img read more

Refinery problems become the ‘Grinch’ this holiday season

first_imgBatesville, In. — A pair of refinery problems in Illinois are the reason gas prices are spiking right before the holiday travel period.Senior Petroleum analyst from Indianagasprices.com, Patrick Dehaan says the Exxon-Mobile refinery in Joliet and the Marathon facility in Robinson are operating at limited capacity.The Marathon facility is experiencing a malfunction at the coking plant, that should be fixed relatively soon. The plant in Joliet is experiencing other problems that could keep it out of service for a much longer period of time.Dehaan says there could be a bright side to the story depending on where you plan to travel. This price increase is expected to only affect prices in Great Lakes State and northern Kentucky.For the most up-to-date gas prices look here.last_img

IMCA crate engine track champions earn $36,500 in Chevrolet Performance bonuses

first_imgGRAND BLANC, Mich. – Chevrolet Performance has paid $36,500 in bonuses to IMCA drivers who won track championships while competing exclusively with crate engines this season.One hundred and forty-six drivers in the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod divisions received $250 checks, mailed this month from the IMCA home office.This was the first season in the current three-year bonus agreement with Chevrolet Performance, which has now awarded nearly $240,000 to eligible drivers over the course of the program.“This has been a great program for our racers for well over a decade and Chevrolet has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to IMCA drivers during that time,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “Track champions were paid $250 and it is a bonus that will remain in place again in 2018.”The 75 crate-powered Modified drivers winning track titles and $18,750 in bonuses were:Drew Armstrong, Chaz Baca, Eric Barnes, Steven Bowers Jr., Randy Brown, John Burrow Jr., John Campos, Cayden Carter, Justin Crockett, Eric Dailey, Todd Dart, Nick Deal, Casey Delp, Jake Donnelly, Don Earven, Chase Ellingson, Justin Elmer, Grey Ferrando, Shawn Fletcher, Neal Flowers, Jeremy Frenier, Ty­ler Frye, Joey Galloway, Bryce Garnhart and Matt Guillaume;Travis Hagen, Tyler Hall, Chase Hansen, Clint Hatlestad, Hardy Henderson, Shane Hiatt, Matthew Hicks, Jared Hoefelman, Jeff Hoegh, Scott Hogan, Mat Hollerich, Wyatt Howard, Mike Jergens, Kody John­son, Wayne Johnson, Jeremy Keller, Shane Kelley, Eddie Kirchoff, Dennis LaVeine, Tyler Limoges, Clint Luellen, Kayden Menasco, Bob Moore, Adam Morris and Mitch Morris;And Brian Mullen, Mark Norris, Lucas Rodin, Kyle Rohleder, Johnny Saathoff, Cory Sample, Jason Schierkolk, Jason Schneiders, Jason Schueller, Clay Sellard, Greg Sharpe, Dylan Sherfick, Dave Shipley, Brett Simala, T.J. Smith, Aaron Spangler, Jay Steffens, Sean Stewart, Regan Tafoya, Eric Tomlinson, Nick Trenchard, A.J. Ward, Jason Wolla, Billy Wormsbecker and Chris Zogg.Thirty Hobby Stock drivers earning $7,500 in bonuses included:Shannon Anderson, Steve Beckedahl, Brady Bencken, Andrew Bertsch, Tim Church, Craig Clift, Eric Cross, John Davis, Jacob Dobias, Tony Fetterman, Jason Fusselman, Adam Goff, Dustin Graham, Tyler Hinrichs, and Chanse Hollatz;And Benji Irvine, Mike Kennedy, Zach Lutz, Brandon Nielsen, Cody Nielsen, Cory Probst, Jim Robin­son, Jamie Schirm, Reagan Sellard, Daniel Smith, Gerald Spalding Jr., Rodney Sparks, Jeff Ware, Luke Wassom and Brady Weinman.Forty-one Northern and Southern SportMod drivers earning track championships and shares of $10,250 in bonuses were:Jordan Barkholtz, Austen Becerra, Lance Borgman, Todd Boulware, James Dupre, Jason Emmot, Vince Engebregtsen, Colby Fett, Junior Flores, Gerry Glenn, Scott Gray, Steve Gray, Travis Hansen and Dale Irby;Chad Kohle, Randy Lemieux Jr., Jesse Levin, Buddy McHargue, Tyler Mecl, Brian Morris, Ryan Moser, Danny Myrvold, Jason Nation, Cody Olsen, Kyle Olson, Tony Olson, Travis Peterson and Clint Reichenbach;And Robby Rosselli, Trent Roth, Chase Rudolf, Fred Ryland, Phillip Shelby, David Siercks, Dalton Simonsen, Doug Smith, Isaac Sondrol, Tyler Soppe, Austin Svoboda, Colten Van Hierden and Jaylen Wetten­gel.last_img read more

Have you seen him? 15-year-old missing since March in West Palm Beach

first_imgWest Palm Beach Police are still searching for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since March 31. Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating the boy.Police say Guillaume told his sister he was going to catch up with a friend in the complex, but never returned.Isaiah is described as 5’8” tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a green shirt with a Playstation controller on it that read, “Just A Few More Minutes.” He was also wearing teal shorts and red Vans shoes.If you have any information on his whereabouts call West Palm Beach Police at 561-822-1900.Help us locate this #missing teen from #westpalmbeach #Florida pic.twitter.com/L8i3pabPJl— West Palm Beach PD (@WestPalmPD) April 9, 2020last_img

Officials warn of COVID-19 texting scam

first_imgThere are no shortage of scams surrounding the coronavirus and we are here to add another one to the list.Authorities in Maine are warning about a new text scam that tells the user that they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The message then offers a link where the addressee can reportedly find out where they can get tips and can get tested.The Thomaston Police Department , however, is reporting that this text message is not real and that the worst thing you could do is click the link provided in the message.Once you click the link, you will be taken to an error page, but because you clicked the link, the scammer has access to your phone and all of it’s information.Thomaston Police shared the image to their Facebook page.“The virus is not the only invisible enemy,” the department wrote in the Facebook post. “Be vigilant against all threats!”The Better Business Bureau is also reporting that there are scammers sending text messages claiming to be from a governmental agency. These messages also have a link which will add malware to your device once it is clicked.last_img read more

Rain ruins Regional Under-15 fourth round matches

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Only 39.4 overs were possible in the Regional Under-15 Championship here yesterday, as heavy rain across the island wrecked the fourth round of the competition.All the action came at KMV Oval in the rural northern parish of St Andrew where hosts and title favourites Barbados clashed with Guyana in a contest that was eventually rained out.In the other two encounters – Trinidad and Tobago versus Windward Islands at St Catherine and Jamaica against Leeward Islands at Rubis – play was washed out without a ball bowled.The adverse weather resulted from a tropical wave which passed through the Eastern Caribbean yesterday.Opting to bat first after play got underway at 10:48hrs, Guyana rallied to 66 for nine in a game eventually reduced to 35 overs aside, with only Andre Seepersaud reaching double figures with 14.Tremaine Dowrich (2-8), Thierry Walcott (2-10) and Renacko Belgrave (2-13) all finished with two wickets each.Chasing a revised target of 64 off 30 overs, the Barbados innings lasted 17 deliveries and 15 minutes before rain returned at 16:00hrs to end play prematurely.Each team earned a point from the no-results. The final round is set to bowl off tomorrow.last_img read more

Leave Pant alone, implores India’s stand-in captain Rohit

first_imgMUMBAI, (Reuters) – Critics of India’s Rishabh Pant must leave the young wicketkeeper batsman alone and let him play with freedom, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said on Saturday.The 22-year-old has received lots of flak lately from India’s coaching staff, pundits and the media after losing his wicket through loose shots and his position in the India test side has been taken by fit-again Wriddhiman Saha.Former Australia batsman Dean Jones told Reuters this week that Pant needs to improve his off-side game if he wants to graduate from being a one-trick pony.“There is a lot of talk happening about Rishabh Pant every day, every minute,” Rohit, who is leading the hosts in place of rested regular captain Virat Kohli, told reporters ahead of Sunday’s deciding final Twenty20 international against Bangladesh at Nagpur.“I just feel that he needs to be allowed to do what he wants to do on the field. I would request everyone to just keep their eyes away from Rishabh Pant for a while.”Pant was perceived as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s natural successor in limited overs cricket for India when the former captain eventually hangs up his gloves and till recently was the preferred choice behind the stumps in all three formats.He played 11 Tests in the absence of the injured Saha and used his chances well, hitting a century in an Oval test against England last year while smashing an unbeaten 159 versus Australia in Sydney in January.His six-hitting ability makes him a limited-overs asset, but India head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Vikram Rathour said in recent interviews that the left-hander’s shot selection has occasionally let the team down.Pant played within himself and seemed to curb his natural instincts in his 26-ball knock of 27 during India’s loss to Bangladesh in the first T20 in Delhi while he did not get a chance to bat during the series-levelling win at Rajkot.He, however, handed a reprieve to Bangladesh opener Liton Das, who was stumped off Yuzvendra Chahal but replays confirmed Pant did not collect the ball behind the stumps, with part of his gloves jutting ahead of the line.Pant nearly repeated the mistake when effecting a similar dismissal to send back Soumya Sarkar for 30 off Chahal.“He is a young guy … trying to make his mark in international cricket. Every move he makes on the field, people start talking about him. It is not fair,” Rohit said.“Focus on him a lot more when he is doing good things also, not just the bad things. He is a fearless cricketer and we want him to have that freedom. And if you guys keep your eyes little bit off him, it will allow him to perform even better.”last_img read more

Where the light is: With more experience, Syracuse searches for way to reclaim past glory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Long way home: Maltz living boyhood dream after years on lacrosse outskirtsBall hawk: After decorated high school football career, Mullins thrives as defender on lacrosse fieldNet natural: Wardwell becomes force in cage after years of preparing for Division-I spotlightLighting it up: Syracuse’s new-look attack anchors offense, scoring responsibilitiesSyracuse No. 2 in preseason Big East outlook Published on February 14, 2013 at 3:47 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img When John Desko addressed his players before the first practice of the season, he had a simple message: They have what it takes.Even after all of the disappointment of 2012 – a 9-8 finish, barely sneaking into the NCAA tournament – there is no lack of talent.“I think everything we have and we need to have going into the season is right here in this room,” Desko said he told the team. What it would ultimately come down to, he went on to say, is decision-making.It was a simple message, but an inspiring one. Syracuse didn’t doubt its talent, but it could have been easy to get wrapped up in the struggles of the previous year. Sloppy wins against teams it should’ve blown out were coupled with close losses to tough teams. Winnable games were lost to untimely mistakes. It all led to a year to forget for the Orange.But it’s a memory that can’t immediately fade. The disappointment and frustration is too fresh in the minds of the SU players. Desko’s words struck a chord.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That was great for him to come out and say that to this team because it was something the team needed,” junior attack Derek Maltz said. “Everyone just looked around, looked at the person next to you and realized that this is a team of 52 guys, it’s like a family, and we’re going to do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal at the end of the season.”The Orange still remains the beacon of college lacrosse success. Its 10 NCAA championships are the most by any team. Its 830 wins are the second most, behind only Johns Hopkins, who began playing more than 30 years before SU. Former players dot the top of every major record board. No number is more synonymous with the sport than No. 22 for Syracuse.Last year’s team failed to win an NCAA Tournament contest. It won fewer than 10 games. Defender Brian Megill was the Orange’s only All-American. Midfielder JoJo Marasco, SU’s current No. 22, scored just 12 goals. It wasn’t a typical Syracuse lacrosse season.But 2013 will be different. At least, that’s the sentiment everyone involved with the team shares coming into the year. The Orange is a year older and more experienced. It had an extra year to come together. Last year was, in retrospect, a rebuilding year.“It’s a building process and that’s what it was last year. We had so many young guys playing in spots they were unfamiliar with last year, and it came back to bite us in the butt a little bit,” SU midfielder Steve Ianzito said. “But now with this year under us, people are more confident with their abilities. It’s going to be a good year.”In 2007, Syracuse brought in what is now regarded by many as the greatest recruiting class in the sport’s history. At the time, Inside Lacrosse only ranked it No. 5. But a group of seven members of the class, all part of Inside Lacrosse’s top 100 and all from Central New York, helped guide the Orange to a pair of national championships.It was a blessing for Syracuse. For four years, the Orange was set. But it has become a curse.SU struggled to replace the legendary class last season, and disappointed as a result. The three classes that committed during the 2007 class’ tenure ranked No. 4, No. 4 and No. 2. SU’s Classes of 2008 and 2009 combined to have four players drafted into Major League Lacrosse. The most recent barely saw any playing time until last season. The 2007 class created a logjam of talent that prevented its successors from getting on the field.“They did so much for Syracuse, and after they graduated, we were left with a lot of holes to fill,” Ianzito said. “So that was a tough rebuilding year for us last year.”For several years, the talent underachieved. But now Syracuse has an even bigger issue on its hands: a relative lack of talent. The past two recruiting classes have ranked No. 6 and No. 9.No longer is the Orange’s skill in a class of its own. The sport is growing. The talent is spreading and becoming diluted. Parity is growing.Duke won its first national title in 2010. Now the Blue Devils are a national power. Loyola (Md.) won the 2012 championship. It’s barely been a Division-I program for 20 years. Peter Baum, an attack from a Colgate program with an all-time losing record, won the Tewaaraton Trophy. He’s from Portland, Ore. — not exactly a lacrosse hotbed.Gone are the days where SU can just expect to walk out on the field and have an inherent advantage.“There’s so much talent now at these big schools that they’re going to be able to keep getting better and better,” Marasco said. “ … It’s great for lacrosse, but at the same time you see that there’s a lot of other teams that are just as good.”Before last season, Syracuse had never lost a Big East game since the conference added lacrosse in 2010. On March 25, 2012, that streak ended. The then-No. 9 Orange held three two-goal leads in the second quarter against then-No. 14 Villanova. But SU couldn’t put the Wildcats away. Syracuse lost at the faceoff X, faltered on the extra-man and couldn’t finish its chances. The Orange lost its first Big East game 11-10.A week later, SU had a chance to rebound against the No. 8 team in the country. With less than four minutes remaining, Syracuse trailed Duke by a goal, and Tommy Palasek stood on the doorstep, a point-blank goal in plain sight. The attack fired and the Blue Devils’ goalkeeper, Dan Wigrizer, made the save. The Orange fell 12-10. SU dropped back-to-back games for the first time since 2007. Another winnable game lost because of an avoidable mental mistake.“We had a very talented team,” Marasco said. “We just didn’t put some games together. We lost some games by a goal or two, and if that swing went the other way in the third quarter, fourth quarter we would have been a top team right now.”This year, it’s about good decisions.Last year’s team didn’t make them. Ten- and 12-yard shooters shot from 14 yards. Turnovers piled up. Clears fell to opposing midfielders. Ground balls weren’t scooped up on faceoffs.“Coach has been on us since day one. If you make a mistake, you do a pushup,” Marasco said. “You’ve got to be smart about it.”The effects were evident in the preseason scrimmages. Syracuse made mistakes and started off slowly, but by the end of each day, the issues were sorted out and the Orange blew out its later opponent.“They have another year of experience under them and hopefully those skittish, scared mistakes that happened a lot last year that put as at a 9-8 record,” Ianzito said, “hopefully now that we’re more older and more mature it’s going to go our way this year.”After a first-round NCAA Tournament exit a year ago, SU enters the 2013 campaign ranked No. 12 in the country. It wasn’t an ideal finish for Syracuse, but the Orange only lost three starters from a year ago.The players who do return largely make up that No. 2 Class of 2010. Some, like Maltz and Matt Harris, became stars last year, relishing their first opportunities to see major minutes. The vast majority, though, still has room to grow.These are the Billy Wards, the Hakeem Leckys, the Pat Powderlys, the Scott Loys. Contributors, and in some cases, starters – certainly, but not quite yet stars.Now the members of that class are upperclassmen, and will be counted on to bring SU back to glory.“Last year’s team was very young,” Desko said. “This year’s team comes back still a little bit young, but more experienced, and know a little bit about the younger guys and who we are this year coming in a little bit more than we did a year ago.”When the preseason rankings came out, Syracuse was angry, upset, disappointed. But it also understood the reason.Last season was one the Orange wants to make a distant memory, but it will take some work. There’s plenty to overcome, and SU may not come into the season with the same swagger it has had in the past. Humbleness has replaced it.Syracuse wasn’t pleased with the way last season ended, but a turnaround has precedence. The 2007 Orange finished 5-8. A year later, SU was the national champion.Ianzito still stays in contact with members of that team, and this year’s group is looking to that year as an example. The expectation for Syracuse is to contend for a national championship. Last year, the Orange was never close to doing that. But 2013 is a different year, and a chance for redemption.“Everybody’s a year older, a little bit more experienced, a little bit more disciplined,” Ianzito said. “We’ve got a bad taste in our mouths that we need to get rid of and it’s going to happen this season.” Commentslast_img read more

Chargers make iconic powder blues their primary home jerseys for 2019

first_imgThe Chargers will be changing up their home uniform for the 2019 season by wearing their iconic powder blue jerseys that previously served as an alternate uniform, the team announced Tuesday.“The sweetest uniform in the NFL,” wide receiver Keenan Allen said, per the team’s website. “Those powder blues, they special. That 13 — Allen on the back — looks sweet.” you’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/CSLCALd289— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 16, 2019The Chargers have worn different variations of the powder blues dating to their inaugural 1960 season in Los Angeles. They used the color scheme until 1974 in San Diego but then brought it back 20 years later as alternate jerseys. “All the guys I grew up watching, it was always the powder blues I think of with them. Phil. LT.  Gates,” Allen said, referring to franchise mainstays Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates. “That’s what I’d think of when I thought of the Chargers.”Linebacker Denzel Perryman added: “That powder blue just brings out something different. It’s my favorite jersey, and that’s what we hear (on the field) whenever we wear them. It just pops. You can’t help but feel good when you wear them.” powder blue jersey.gold facemask.our primary. #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/Y7LP8YloWG— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 16, 2019The Charges also announced that the players’ helmets will include gold facemasks to go with their powder blue, white and royal blue jerseys. Over the past three seasons, the Chargers wore the gold facemask — acknowledged as the first color facemask in NFL history, introduced in 1974 — whenever the team wore its color rush uniforms.“It’s (what you think of when you think of) the Chargers,” cornerback Casey Hayward said. “I remember watching LT and all those guys wearing that color. It just brings back a lot of memories. I’m glad we’re wearing them a lot more this year … and of course I look kind of sweet in it!”It should be noted the Chargers have gone 4-0 in the iconic powder blue jerseys under coach Anthony Lynn.last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Flames’ James Neal a healthy scratch for Game 5 vs. Avalanche

first_imgHowever, like the regular season, Neal simply hasn’t produced. In 63 regular season games, he netted only seven goals and 12 assists, a far cry from the stats the perennial 20-goal scorer is known for.What he’s also known for is being a playoff performer: He had 55 points (31 goals and 24 assists) in 104 career games with the Penguins, Nashville Predators and last season’s Stanley Cup finalists, Vegas Golden Knights. Those stats did not improve in these playoffs, as for Neal has stayed off the scoresheet in all four games.To add insult to injury, he is minus-3, includes a nonchalant approach to the backcheck on Mikko Rantanen’s game-winning goal in overtime in Game 4. Slated to take his spot on the third line is Austin Czarnik, making his career playoff debut, as Neal will have to watch from the press box. The year has definitely not gone the way James Neal expected when he signed a five-year contract with the Flames during the offseason. On Friday, it went from bad to worse — he’ll be a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche.Mind you, the Flames are facing elimination. Neal has been anything but “The Real Deal,” as he has been nicknamed this year. Lost in the it’s-about-time-James-Neal-was-scratched news of the day, Sam Bennett received a well-deserved promotion to the first line tonight. Maybe he’ll get Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan going. Elias Lindholm is on the second line with Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund.— Kristen Anderson (@KdotAnderson) April 19, 2019MORE: Mikko Rantanen ties, wins Game 4 for Avalanche”There’s nothing better than playoff hockey and winning in the playoffs. That’s what I want to do and why I’m here,” the winger said a month ago as he worked on getting healthy following a lower-body injury that kept him out of the lineup for 17 games.last_img read more

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