Murder rap puts man behind bars

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with murder, a man was nabbed in Barangay Talacdan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN Resident Angelo Silvano, 21, was caught around 10:30 a.m. on July 13, police said. Silvano’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental dated Dec. 27, 2019. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Cauayan municipal police station.last_img

TG Baruah Cricket Championship Begins In Guwahati

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 8th edition of the TG Baruah Memorial Youth Cup and 10th U-21 Karate championship got under way at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi stadium in the city today.Several top officials of the Karate Association of India were present in the inaugural function.Around 500 players from 21 districts are taking part in the tournament. A day long Kumite Seminar also held at the same venue before the start of the meet.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Nedd heads GBA disciplinary committee

first_imgGUYANA Boxing Association vice- president,Gordon Nedd,was yesterday appointed chairman of the association’s Disciplinary Committee.Nedd, a Guyana Defence Force Captain, will lead a five-man team that will decide on penalties to be meted out to delinquent boxers and officials,over the next two years.Head coach of the Essequibo Boxing Gym,Clifton Moore, is the vice chairman. The other members are GBA Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Stacy Corriea, former vice chairman of the Referee/Judge Commission,Elton Chase,and Three Star Coach Sebert Blake.The committee will commence work immediately and will soon review a report by secretary of the Barbados Boxing Association,Kathy Harper-Hall.The veteran regional sport administrator had documented a complaint to GBA president,Steve Ninvalle, following the conclusion of the Caribbean Development Tournament held in Barbados last December.Her complaint surrounded the behaviour of one Guyanese official and a boxer. Ninvalle disclosed that the appointment of the committee sets in motion an important component of the fraternity as countries affiliated to AIBA recently signed on to a new Code of Conduct with heavy emphasis on the eradication of indiscipline.last_img read more

Syracuse blows early 2-goal lead as No. 3 Cornell comes back to win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Paul Flanagan walked out of the locker room looking frustrated following his team’s 5-2 loss to Cornell.Moments later, the Syracuse head coach confirmed his anguish.“I’m not happy,” Flanagan snapped.He had good reason, too. SU (7-7-2, 2-2-2 College Hockey America) started out red hot en route to an early 2-0 lead against No. 3 Cornell (10-1-2, 6-0-2 Eastern College Athletic) at the OnCenter Complex on Tuesday night before imploding. Syracuse allowed four goals in a span of just more than 20 minutes.The first came with 1:01 left in the first period when Syracuse missed a defensive assignment, and Caroline DeBruin lifted a shot into the top of the cage to make it 2-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You just can’t have that,” Flanagan said. “You make a mistake like that, it’s a critical mistake. All the momentum and all the good that we had done for 18 and a half minutes, was undone in that one play.”The first 18 and a half minutes were pretty good, though.Syracuse struck first, with Julie Knerr connecting on a well-designed play for the Orange. Cara Johnson kicked a pass across the net to Heather Schwarz, who fed the puck to Knerr who was well positioned in front of the net. She slapped home the game’s first goal less than seven minutes into the action.Despite the fancy “tic-tac-toe” goal, Knerr was far from satisfied with the final result.“It’s a good pump up, but we didn’t keep going the whole game,” Knerr said. “It’s kind of a letdown.”As quickly as Syracuse had taken the early advantage, it was taken right back. Just more than seven minutes into the second period, Jillian Saulnier was able to poke a shot past Billadeau to give the Big Red the 3-2 lead.There was a giant cluster of red jerseys in front of the net as Billadeau desperately tried to keep the game tied. The puck slid in without anyone noticing as the wrestling continued until the official signaled that Cornell had taken the lead.“I thought I had it covered, but I guess I didn’t,” Billadeau said. “It’s a lot of sticks so it’s hard to tell. They found a way to put it in the net.”Syracuse had its best opportunity to make a run, down 3-2 with 2:59 left in the second. The Big Red had two players in the penalty box and Syracuse was working with a five-to-three advantage.Then it was dashed. Only 25 seconds later Nicole Renault was called for holding, and the opportunity was all but vanquished.When Cassandra Poudrier came out of the penalty box to return the Big Red to full strength, she immediately took control of the puck. Ahead of a storming Syracuse defense, she pushed the puck past Billadeau to make the score 4-2.Flanagan said his team played hard, but made mistakes such as that that proved too costly.“There’s no satisfaction coming from that,” Flanagan said.” Even when it’s 3-2, we had power plays, we had chances. You’ve got to make plays. Our team can’t be shooting it right into their killers, right into their legs, we’ve got to be more creative than that.”The game’s first few minutes had a similar feel to when Syracuse upset then-No. 3 Boston College on Oct. 25. In that contest, Syracuse jumped out to a lead less than three minutes in.But against BC, Syracuse was able to hold on.This time around, Flanagan said it was just a couple of plays that prevented the Orange from a repeat celebration.“How much better are they? I don’t know, three or four plays,” he said. “Tonight it was three goals. But I thought it was three or four plays. We’ve got to be better.” Comments Published on December 4, 2013 at 3:28 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Okocha Shrugs off Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana Rivalry Tag

first_imgFormer Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has shrugged off the rivalry tag between Nigeria and South Africa.The two teams have well documented tough games since the early 90s and football followers see the Group E Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier today as an avenue to reignite old rivalry.However, former Bolton of England midfielder has a contrary opinion. Though he sees Bafana Bafana as a good opponent but not a rival to the three-time AFCON champions. “No, we do not see South Africa as our rivals, but we know that they are very tough opponents,” he told Soccer Laduma.“Maybe the Nigerians who are living here (in South Africa) see that as bragging rights, but I do not have to go with what fans make of the game.“I speak as a football personality, somebody who has been there before, you know. So I know they are not our rivals, but it is always a good match to watch.”The playmaker who trilled fans with his silky skills admitted that he wanted to see an entertaining and competitive game at the FNB Stadium.“Well, may the better team win! I want to enjoy the game,” he added.“I want to see a good, very competitive match. Of course, my heart is with Nigeria, but if South Africa deserve it, they should win.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kalamazoo artist painting for Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Richard Jordan is an outdoor painter visiting Alpena for two weeks. His work is being funded by the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. They sponsor an artist every year whose artwork will be housed in the proposed wildlife sanctuary interpretive center.Mark Beins, coordinator for the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Artist in Residence Program, believes Jordan will offer a great piece the sanctuary. “It’s usually the artist that chooses the piece to be donated to the Sanctuary, but actually he’s going to let us do the choosing which is fairly generous.”Jordan explained that Island Park is a gem in Alpena. “I must say the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary, this island in particular, is an artist’s dream.” He is trying to paint at least one picture per day while he’s here, and it takes him about three hours for each painting.He has to be quick, otherwise the lighting from the sun could affect his artwork as it moves across the sky. “You’ve got to decide at one point where you’re going to fix shadows and fix light and stay there. Even though the light is changing, you can’t chase it, you’ve got to decide and keep your light at one point.”Jordan has created hundreds of paintings as director of the Plein Air Artists of Western Michigan, a group that paints outdoor landscapes year round. He will show his previous paintings and how he creates his art, Thursday at 2 p.m. at Art in the Loft. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Man dies on Long Lake after rescue effortsNext New undersheriff greeted with pushback regarding paylast_img read more

Marseille took me for a fool – Jordan Ayew

first_imgGhana attacker Jordan Ayew has revealed the truth behind his departure from Marseille to Lorient in the summer.The 23-year old completed a permanent transfer to Lorient, after a disappointing spell with the current leaders of the Ligue 1, which saw him feature for a number of other clubs on loan.”We all know what happened in Marseille. I did not want to go back. The president wanted to keep me but I did not want to stay”, Jordan told France Football.”I know that if I was patient, I would have played in Marseille. But that’s because I was told some things that did not suit me, so I left.””It’s not that I’m someone impatient, but I do not like being taken for a fool, that’s all. It was me who did not want to stay. I regret nothing.”Jordan has been called up by Maxwell Konadu for Ghana’s AFCON qualifier double header against Uganda and Togo.last_img read more

Letter to editor: We just wanted to retire in peace

first_imgTo the editor:My wife and I have lived in Sumner County for 34 years and in Wellington for almost 20 of those years. I just want to let off some steam. During those years I have held the following positions:Mayor of Belle Plaine,Council Member Belle Plaine,President of Booster Club Belle Plaine,Vice President of Booster Club Belle Plaine,Police Reserve Officer Belle Plaine,Sheriff Reserve for Sumner County,Wellington Chamber Representative,Member of Wellington Golf Club 20 plus years, and worked at BAE for 25 years and Clark’s for five years.During that time we have never been happier with a town or citizens as caring and loving as here in south central Kansas. But since I retired about five years ago I have never been so disappointed in a town or people in my life than I am right now. I have a neighbor who complains to the city — I get a letter from Jamie who is understanding — every time I leave something in the alley or something on my trailer.If you were to know me or watch my home, there are not very many people in town who take care of their place as well as I do and if you go down my alley, there is none in town better, but still not good enough for the neighbor I live next to. They even complained to the cable company when they ran a cable from a pole behind my neighbors house in the alley to my house because it crossed over the corner of their yard, even though it was legal and 12 foot above the ground. The cable company in order to please her moved the cable over behind my house just attached to the cable line itself between the poles.We have always tried to patronize the businesses in this town and support the different organizations, but we feel it is time to move on. We didn’t like it but accepted the fact that our money was not handled as well as in the past, therefore had to raise utilities in order to stabilize our city. What finally pushed us to the end was when we got our taxes for our home. They have went up about $300 a year.We called the county appraisers office and the first thing they said was we have built a building with a garage door facing the alley. I explained that it was a golf cart garage door for storing a golf cart and I didn’t even used it any more as I am 70 years old and don’t play any more. To top that off the building was built two years after I moved into this house in 1998 and the county is just now taxing me for it? Then I was asked did I notify them that I had built it in 1998. I don’t remember, but I do know I got a permit and it was inspected by the city. But that doesn’t matter.My question how often do they come look at my property to appraise it? That to didn’t matter, only option protest when I pay first half. This building is a work shop to spend my time building wood craft projects in my retirement years. During the last year I have not even been able to do that. I bought all my tools and built the building in order to enjoy my retirement years. So much for that. We have decided to put our house on the market and move on — not worth the hassle of fighting with neighbors, city or county in our retirement years. We just wanted to enjoy our home, friends and retirement.Ronald R. McDonaldWellington, Kans.last_img read more


first_imgSIEGEL HOMEBRED EXTRA HOPE POWERS TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN THURSDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MANDELLA, HE GETS MILE ON SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:34.74 SHANGHAI BOBBY COLT APPEARS HEADED BACK TO DERBY TRAIL WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019)–With the Kentucky Derby looming roughly three months hence, Extra Hope provided plenty of it on Friday at Santa Anita, as he pressed a fast pace and took command five sixteenths of a mile from home en route to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in the day’s $57,000 one mile allowance feature.  Trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Flavien Prat, the Kentucky-bred colt by Shanghai Bobby got the distance over a sloppy track that had been sealed overnight in 1:34.74, while coming home the final furlong in 13.05 seconds.“He’s a nice 3-year-old colt and we all have the same dreams,” said owner/breeder Samantha Siegel, when asked if she might allow herself to “think big” regarding Extra Hope’s future plans.  “I’m really excited.  His dam (Lotsandlotsofhope, by Tiznow) could really run, but she got hurt and only ran once.  This is her first baby.  We’ll get up tomorrow and hope he’s good and then maybe we’ll start thinking big.”Sent from his outside post position in a field of seven, Extra Hope was lapped on Gray Magician and Joel Rosario into and around the first turn and up the backside.  Mid-way around the far turn, it was obvious something had to give as Extra Hope burst clear approaching the quarter pole en route to victory.Idle since running third behind top Derby hopeful Improbable in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 8, Extra Hope was the second choice in the wagering at 3-1 and paid $8.20, $3.80 and $2.80.An 8 ¾ length maiden winner going a mile and one sixteenth in his fourth start on Oct. 21, Extra Hope now has two wins from seven starts and with the winner’s share of $34,200, he increased his earnings to $128,400.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Bob Baffert, Kingly sat a close third into the far turn and was clearly second best of the day, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Big Scott Daddy.  Off as the 8-5 favorite, Kingly paid $3.40 and $3.00.With Mike Smith up, Big Scott Daddy rallied from off the place to finish third by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Manhattan Up.  Off at 3-1, Big Scott Daddy paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.86, 45.14, 1:08.97 and 1:21.69.last_img read more

UL Students Face Transportation Constraints

first_imgStudents studying at the state-run University of Liberia are calling on the National Government and the University Authority to negotiate for more buses to take them to the UL Fendell Campus where most of the undergraduate colleges have been transferred.Speaking to the Daily Observer on January 29, on the Fendell Campus during the first day of reopening, students expressed delight over the resumption of classes after two and a half months of closure. In spite of this, they raised concern over transportation constraints causing them difficulty to leave Redlight to Fendell.The University of Liberia currently has over 30,000 students. Most of the undergraduate colleges are being transferred to Fendell with the exception of the Business College and Graduate Program, including the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.Students come from various parts of Monrovia and Margibi County to converge at Parker Paint in Red-Light, Paynesville to board buses to go to campus.There are less than ten buses rented by the UL Administration to transport the thousands of students to the Fendell Campus.The National Transit Authority (NTA) assists in the process of transporting students to and from campus based on negotiation and understanding. Despite the assistance, it is still difficult for students to cope with the situation as the number of buses available cannot meet their needs.Students including Morris H. Nahlon, Albert Kermokai, Joseph F. Kamara and others stressed that though difficulties are associated with education and must be endured, they stand ready to pay the transport fare if buses are made available.According to the students, they are often late for their classes because of the difficulties boarding the few buses as they (students) are many in number struggling to get on them.  They told the Daily Observer that when they go late it is counted against them at the end of the semester.In President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Annual Message delivered on January 27, she mentioned that there is a plan underway to transfer all the colleges of the University from the Capitol Hill campus to Fendell.She said the surveying process for the university’s land is at the point of completion, and dilapidated structures there would soon be demolished to build new ones.Even while UL students expressed hope to see these promises kept, they called on government to immediately address their pressing transportation needs. They said tackling this issue would help keep them in school as government works on the long range plan of transferring the colleges.Meanwhile, the students— having stayed out of class for two months— were quite disappointed when their instructors did not turn out on the first day of opening.They said they paid money to cover long distances from other parts of Monrovia to converge on the campus. To their disappointment they arrived only to find they could not start classes.They claimed the time they wasted created setbacks to the completion of the first semester; and that they had no idea when the second would begin.  They, therefore, called for their instructors to be honest and fulfill their promises by attending classes; since their main demand (the ousting of former Provost Dr. Wede Brownell) for which they (instructors) disengaged has been resolved.On the Fendell campus Wednesday, January 29, a few instructors showed up on the first day of reopening.During a tour of the various classrooms, three instructors were seen lecturing students in Geography, Education and Communications.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more