Four SAP recipients jailed over ‘pusoy’

first_imgThey were detained in the lockup facilityof the Talisay City police station, facing charges for violation ofPresidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegalgambling./PN Confiscated from their possession were adeck of playing cards and bet money which amounted to P794. BACOLOD City – Police arrested fourrecipients of the government’s social amelioration program for playing theillegal card game of pusoy inBarangay Bubog, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.center_img They were Mary Grace Roldan, 37; JanalynDayon, 36;  Nika Maravilla, 22; andLorena Nolido, 54, a police report showed.The suspects – all residents of the village – were arrested around 2:25 p.m. onApril 25, it added.last_img read more

EC Trojans Football Booster Meeting (9-11)

first_imgThe next East Central Football Boosters meeting is Wednesday, September 11th at 6 PM in the ECHS Cafeteria.Please join us!,The next East Central Football Boosters meeting is Wednesday, September 11th at 6 PM in the ECHS Cafeteria.Please join us!last_img

Frye eyes legislation to address jail overcrowding

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — State representative from District 67, Republican Randy Frye has announced plans to draft a bill to address jail overcrowding. The legislation would direct the Indiana Department of Correction to operate regional holding facilities for level 6 felons. County sheriffs could use the facilities at their discretion.In 2015 the Indiana General Assembly passed House Bill 1006. The digest of the bill is below:Criminal justice funding. Establishes the justice reinvestment advisory council (advisory council) to review and evaluate local corrections programs, grant applications, and the processes used to award grants. Requires the department to compile certain information and submit reports to the budget committee and advisory council. Specifies the purposes for which the department may award financial aid. Repeals the county corrections fund that provides funding to each county for operation of the county’s jail, jail programs, or other local correctional facilities or community-based programs. Requires a probation officer to consult with community corrections concerning programs available to the defendant in preparing the presentence report. Permits a court to delegate the terms of placement in community corrections to the community corrections program director, and permits the director to change the terms of placement or reassign a person in community corrections. Provides that after December 31, 2015, a court may not commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction, with certain exceptions. Requires the department of correction, the division of mental health and addiction, and a community corrections advisory board to submit grant applications to the advisory council for review. Provides that the advisory council shall meet to: (1) work with the department of correction and the division of mental health and addiction to establish the grant criteria; and (2) make recommendations to the department of correction and the division of mental health and addiction concerning the award of grants. Establishes the mental health and addiction forensic treatment services account within the statutes governing the division of mental health and addiction and provides that the division may use money in the account to fund grants and vouchers for mental health and addiction forensic treatment services. Permits the department of correction to accept an offender convicted of a misdemeanor if the offender has at least 547 days remaining before the person’s earliest release date as the result of a sentencing enhancement applied to a misdemeanor sentence. Specifies that a sheriff is entitled to a per diem and medical expense reimbursement from the department of correction for the cost of incarcerating certain persons in the county jail. Makes permanent certain provisions permitting the department of correction to award grants from operational savings attributable to HEA 1006-2014, and provides that these funds may only be used for community corrections or court supervised recidivism reduction programs. Specifies that certain funds may not be used to construct or renovate community corrections facilities.last_img read more

St Ledger disappointed after Spain loss

first_imgSean St Ledger thought he had snatched a memorable draw for Ireland against World champions Spain. Press Association “Obviously, Casillas touched it on to the bar. I don’t know the rules these days, they keep changing and it’s open to interpretation. On another day, you might have got it.” St Ledger’s big moment came as Ireland launched a late assault in a bid to cancel out substitute Roberto Soldado’s 69th-minute opener, which had finally broken the deadlock. Up until that point, Giovanni Trapattoni’s men had rediscovered a measure of the dogged resilience which had served them so well in the past to frustrate a side which had trounced them 4-0 at last summer’s Euro 2012 finals. Cruelly, Spain made sure of the win with two minutes remaining when Chelsea’s Juan Mata added a second which was justified on the balance of play, but harsh on Ireland in the circumstances. St Ledger said: “To be fair, I thought we actually did a lot better than we did in Poland. They are an unbelievable side for hanging on to the ball – but they do that to nearly every team in the world. “We watched highlights of the France game and the possession stats were probably nearly just the same as here, so it’s not just us. They are a fantastic side and I can’t see any other winners of the World Cup next year.” Despite his disappointment at the manner of defeat, Trapattoni conceded that Spain deserved to win, and he said: “The better team won – they are the champions of the world. They controlled the game for 45 minutes, but we had a good balance and a good personality.” center_img The 28-year-old Leicester defender fired home from close range after substitute keeper Iker Casillas had turned Stephen Kelly’s 81st-minute header on to the crossbar to spark mass celebrations at Yankee Stadium in New York, but his joy proved to be shortlived as an assistant referee’s flag handed the Spaniards a reprieve and they won 2-0. St Ledger said: “I went away celebrating, but it was actually a really good decision from the linesman, having seen it again. But it would have been a good feeling, obviously. I think Coxy (Simon Cox) was offside from Stephen Kelly’s header. I don’t know if that’s right, I’m not sure. last_img read more

Fonte extends Saints’ unbeaten run

first_img Saints were good value for three points, maintaining a fierce tempo throughout at the KC Stadium and creating a host of fine chances. Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez were both in profligate mood, raising Hull’s hopes of a battling draw, but Fonte settled things in the 69th minute when he stabbed over the line at the second attempt. Jose Fonte’s second-half strike saw Southampton extend their unbeaten run to six Barclays Premier League matches at Hull, who remain within touching distance of the relegation scrap after this 1-0 defeat. Having timed his run to perfection Lambert took a slightly heavy first touch, allowing Steve Harper to close the angle and save with his legs. In doing so the veteran keeper clashed with team-mate Paul McShane, with both men needing treatment before the latter was taken off on a stretcher. Hull collected themselves in the break of play and, with no natural defender on the bench, sent on George Boyd in a revised 3-5-2 formation. The change almost paid immediate dividends when Ahmed Elmohamady found Shane Long in the Southampton area in the 13th minute. The Irishman leapt highest and was unlucky to see his header come back off the inside of the post. Boyd was following up for the rebound but the ball would not settle for him and Artur Boruc was able to tip over comfortably. Things continued at a lively pace and on the half-hour mark, Southampton again came close. Hull failed to close down Rodriguez 20 yards from goal and he proceeded to lift a delicate shot out of Harper’s reach but flush against the crossbar. Saints were playing with considerably more craft than their hosts, but Jake Livermore’s long-range strike and Nikica Jelavic’s pick-pocketing of Fonte kept Hull in the argument. Rodriguez almost nicked the opener in the final seconds of first-half injury time, but could not keep his far-post header down after good work by Lallana. Hull were firmly on the back foot after the restart. Rodriguez tried and failed to execute a bicycle kick at the far post, Luke Shaw breezed past David Meyler and Elmohamady in one swift movement and Lambert worked Harper having met Davis’ deft pass. But for all their superiority, Southampton were struggling to find a finish to match. Hull were quickly settling into a siege mentality, though the decision to leave both Jelavic and Long up front did mean that the visitors could not afford to switch off at the back. The home side’s defence eventually buckled with 21 minutes remaining but not without a major fight. Harper played his part, getting down well to keep out Fonte’s headed effort and then recovering to make a point-blank block as Lallana attempted to bury the rebound. The ball squirmed loose and returned to Fonte, whose side-footed effort crept over the line despite Figueroa’s best efforts. Goalline technology confirmed the ball had crossed but it would not have affected the scoreline, with Lambert netting unequivocally seconds later. Either side might have scored in a frenetic closing period, but somehow the ball stayed out. Shaw left Harper at full stretch with a skiddy effort that looked destined to creep in, and Jack Cork struck the outside of the post as Saints attempted to put the game to bed. Jelavic or Sone Aluko’s chances for Hull were less clear-cut but both gave the home fans cause for late excitement on an otherwise disappointing night. The Portuguese defender needed the Goal Decision System to claim the goal, with Lambert rifling home on the follow-up after Maynor Figueroa tried in vain to clear the danger. Lambert had earlier missed a pair of wonderful chances in the opening seven minutes, while Rodriguez struck the crossbar from 20 yards. Hull were far from passengers in the contest, striking the woodwork first when Shane Long’s header kissed the inside of the post, but they could not match Saints’ energy around the park and tired visibly as the game progressed. Having taken four points from Tottenham and Sunderland this month, their attempts to pull clear of the strugglers were duly stalled. Adam Lallana wasted no time in carving out an early chance for Saints, exchanging passes with left-back Calum Chambers before clipping a cross from the byline. Curtis Davies deflected into the ball into Lambert’s path and he looked certain to score, only to shoot a yard wide from 12 yards. With time and space, he should have done better. That miss might still have been on his mind three minutes later when Steven Davis’ precision pass presented an equally good chance. Press Associationlast_img read more

Advocaat has made his mind up about Sunderland future – but will not elaborate

first_img Asked further if he had made a decision over his future, he said: “Yes, I have made a decision. “I don’t like that I don’t want to discuss my own future, you will hear it this way or the other way. Let’s wait and see.” Advocaat is expected to stand down as head coach over the weekend, but opposite number Slaven Bilic urged him to stay as the pair embraced on the final whistle. He said: “I told him to stay, of course I did. “First of all, I feel sorry for all the managers. On the one hand, it’s a great job – we wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t – but on the other hand, the pressure that all the managers are under, it’s enormous, media, agents, fans board, everything, so firstly I have sympathy. “And secondly I know Dick and I’m a big admirer. If he goes, the Premier league would miss him. He is a man of knowledge, experience, six international teams – this is unbelievable – so that’s what I told him. “I would really like him to stay because I saw him on the touchline with me and he is full of energy. It would be a shame if he goes, and I really hope that he stays.” Advocaat was moved to tears as his side, who went into the game without a league win in their opening seven games of the season, raced into a 2-0 lead through Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens, who was later sent off for a second bookable offence. Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has revealed he has made a decision over his future – but refused to say what it is. But Carl Jenkinson pulled one back in first-half stoppage time and, after Lens’ departure, Dimitri Payet snatched a point. Advocaat said: “The way we played today was very, very positive for everybody. There was not a player who was not in the game. “We showed the commitment that you need in football defensively, but also when we had the ball. It was a joy to watch from the side and also for the crowd. “Overall, I am very proud of what they showed today, the commitment was really great.” Bilic was pleased with the Hammers’ fightback, but bemoaned their first-half frailty. He said: “When you are 2-0 down with them having to chances to score the third one, to be fair you have got to be happy with a point. “But on the other hand, we can’t afford to make those kind of mistakes or sloppy starts or whatever, especially here in the Premier League.” The 68-year-old attended his pre-match press conference after Saturday’s 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with West Ham at the Stadium of Light, which was played out amid speculation that it was his final game in charge. However, asked if he could confirm he would still be in post beyond this weekend, he replied: “No, I can’t say that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Police: Teen Killed, 20 Injured in Washington, D.C. Night Shooting

first_imgSeveral social media posts had advertised the annual “34th-n-EAT” block party to be held in the area on Saturday night.According to Newsham, a dispute broke out at the gathering and several people took out weapons and exchanged gunfire.More than 20 units from D.C. Fire and EMS, responded to the scene.The street was also littered with bullet casings, in addition to car keys and other belongings left behind by people who were fleeing the gunfire.No arrests have been made, as police remained at the scene and continued to investigate Sunday morning.The mayor said the gathering was illegal on a number of levels.“It is illegal to drink on the street in the District of Columbia; it is illegal to smoke marijuana on the street in the District of Columbia. It is illegal to be in a gathering of more than 50 – all of those things are not good,” she said.“And, sadly, when you put illegal guns in the hands of people willing to use them, it means some person could lose her life or some people could lose their lives. As a community, it’s really important that we have zero tolerance for this type of activity; that we support the Metropolitan Police Department … and that may mean that people will have to go to jail,” Bowser added. A Washington, D.C. police officer is said to be “fighting for her life” after being wounded early Sunday during a shootout that killed a teenager and injured at least 20 others, Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a press conference.Police responded to reports of shots fired just before 1 a.m. at a large gathering in a residential neighborhood in southeast Washington.Newsham says 20 people were wounded at the scene. At least 11 of the victims are female.Additionally, 17-year-old Christopher “Poppy” Brown was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital.An off-duty DC Metro police officer was also shot and is “struggling for her life right now,” Newsham told reporters, while standing next to Mayor Muriel Bowser.The rest of the victims have non-life-threatening injuries. Some of them walked to a nearby fire station and hospital after being grazed by bullets.Shooting: 3300 b/o Dubois Place, SE. No lookout.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 9, 2020last_img read more

Deer Isle-Stonington girls edge Bucksport to reach 12-0

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team improved its record to 12-0 on the season Monday with a 46-39 road win against Bucksport.Junior Lily Gray and freshman Kaylee Morey provided 10 points each for undefeated Deer Isle-Stonington, which withstood a 21-point performance from Bucksport senior Cassie Coombs to earn the road victory. The Mariners are four games away from completing an undefeated regular season.Deer Isle-Stonington had previously defeated Bangor Christian on Wednesday and completed a season sweep of George Stevens Academy on Thursday. The team is scheduled to face Searsport (3-6) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, before playing its final road game of the season against Greenville (3-6) at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24.Bucksport (2-9) faces two more tough road games in the coming days. The Golden Bucks are scheduled to host Narraguagus (9-1) at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 19, and play Central (9-1) on the road at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Brazil Seeks First Olympics Football Medal in Germany Rematch

first_imgBrazilian soccer fans are savvy, of course, and they know that beating Germany today won’t erase the 7-1 in a World Cup that mattered far more than this age-restricted one. Each team has only one player from that World Cup, Neymar for Brazil (and he missed the dismantling with a broken bone in his back) and Matthias Ginter for Germany. But winning a long-awaited soccer gold medal would begin to restore Brazilian pride in ways that transcend soccer and extend to the Brazilian culture as a whole.And, after the women fell at the semifinal stage against Sweden Tuesday, the weight of expectation from 200 million Brazilians now falls firmly on the shoulders of Neymar and teammates.While hoards of empty seats in venues across the city have become one of the defining images of the Rio 2016 Games, when Brazil’s football team has been playing, men or women, there’s not a spare ticket to be had.This was why the Brazilian public came, why they were ready to welcome these Olympics against a backdrop of political tension and health fears; to see captains Marta and Neymar, who scored twice in a 6-0 victory Wednesday, standing on the podium with gold around their necks.“Neymar is a monster,” Brazil coach Rogerio Micale said after the game. “He has a gift of playing football and delights everybody with his talent. He is a gifted football player. He is very happy in the team. The team has embraced him. There is pressure on him but he is living through a positive period, compared to a week ago when there was a lot of pressure on him. I still believe in Brazilian football and when you have a star like Neymar you have to be grateful as he pushes Brazil to a higher level.”With Marta’s dream of adding Olympic gold to her vast array of accolades coming to an abrupt end Tuesday; it came as a relief that the poster boy of Rio 2016 opened the scoring against Honduras after just 14 seconds – a new Olympic record.Johnny Palacios dallied in defense, allowing Neymar to steal the ball off his toes before fortuitously finding the back of the net via a deflection off the keeper.Yet, just as the Maracana exploded with relieved joy, it descended into a nervous hush.Its captain and talisman was down injured after suffering an awkward fall while scoring and was soon being stretchered off.The anxious hush didn’t last long, though, as Neymar gingerly made his way back onto the pitch and was soon back to his creative best.And it was the Barcelona man that orchestrated the second goal, threading the ball through to Gabriel Jesus to slide his shot under the onrushing Luis Lopez and double the hosts lead after 26 minutes.If there were any remaining nerves inside the Maracana, they were dispelled 10 minutes later as Brazil added another.It was almost a carbon copy of the second goal with the same two players combining, only this time Gabriel Jesus lifted to ball over Lopez and into the roof of the net.Despite his tender age of 19, Pep Guardiola’s latest signing is already living up to his reported $37 million transfer fee.Brazil offered the Honduran defense some respite until half time but five minutes into the second period Marquinhos made it four.More haphazard defending in the Honduras box allowed the PSG defender to prod the ball home from close range at the second attempt.It was a confirmed rout 10 minutes from the end when Luan turned home substitute Felipe Anderson’s cross inside the six yard box before Neymar ensured his goals book-ended the result with a penalty in injury time.In the day’s other semifinal, Germany comfortably beat Nigeria 2-0 thanks to goals from Lukas Klostermann and Nils Petersen.The last time Brazil met Germany, it endured the most humiliating defeat in its history. Today offers the chance to exorcise the most heinous of demons.Simply put, Brazil is tired as a nation of taking it on the chin. It’s tired of hearing foreigners take shots at Brazil’s economy, at the Zika virus, at the organization of these Olympics, at the lack of safety here in Rio. It’s tired of hearing jokes about 7-1, too.Brazil wants to have faith in its futebol again, and that starts today.Although neither side have won the Olympic gold, communist East Germany won it in 1976, that is largely irrelevant to Germany but of huge importance to Brazil and they have gone all out to break their gold medal hoodoo.While, Brazil called up Neymar, arguably their only world-class player, as well as a host of their top performers that includes Jesus, Gabriel Barbosa, the 19-year old striker who goes by the nickname Gabigol; and Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos.Brazilian sides were happy to let their players miss league duty to play in the Olympics because they are so desperate to win that one elusive title.German sides, meanwhile, were reluctant to let their top stars prioritize the Olympics over the Bundesliga and clubs are not obliged to release them.They came to Brazil with no players from the country’s dominant club Bayern Munich and only four from the other three clubs that finished in the top four of last year’s Bundesliga. Their three over-age players have just 26 full caps between them, while Brazil’s three have 81.As if those advantages were not enough, Brazil will have home advantage.That made little difference in 2014 but Brazil hope that the Maracana is more intimidating than the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte and that the young German players are easier to ruffle than their older peers were two years ago.“The fans help us,” said Gabriel Jesus after 52,000 supporters roared them to victory over Honduras. “It makes a difference. I am sure they will help us even more on Saturday (today).”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazil will get a shot at redemption after its men’s football team thrashed Honduras to set up an Olympic gold medal match against Germany.Brazilian fans are still reeling from the 7-1 humiliation suffered at the hands of the Germans at the 2014 World Cup, the most devastating defeat in the nation’s history.But the selecao will finally have the opportunity to play in a final at the iconic Maracana, an honour it was denied just over two years ago.last_img read more

PL: Bruno Fernandes wins EA Sports Player of the month for February

first_img Source: Premier League Bruno Fernandes has been named the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for February.The Portugal international midfielder, who made his debut for Manchester United on 1 February, made an instant impact after arriving from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window.He impressed in his first match against Wolverhampton Wanderers before getting an assist in a crucial 2-0 victory at top-four rivals Chelsea.Fernandes then starred in a 3-0 home win over Watford with a goal and an assist on what he describes as a “special” day.A dream start“Since I was a kid it was a dream to play for Man Utd, and to be there at Old Trafford is the biggest dream of my career,” said Fernandes after picking up his award last week.“When you come to a new club you always want to score, and the first goal is special. It doesn’t matter how the goal is scored, but important is the goal’s worth.“I’m happy with my start, but from now I need to give more, to be better.”Fernandes topped a February shortlist that also included Marcos Alonso, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Matt Doherty and Nick Pope.2019/20 EA SPORTS monthly winnersAugust: Teemu Pukki (NOR)September: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS)October: Jamie Vardy (LEI)November: Sadio Mane (LIV)December: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)January: Sergio Aguero (MCI)February: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)last_img read more