Man caught ‘stealing’ game fowls

first_imgThe 47-year-old Dennis Montanez stole twofighting cocks worth P16,000 owned by Joselito Villanueva, police said. He was detained in the lockup cell of PoliceStation 7, facing theft charges./PN Montanez – resident of the village – wascaught around 11 p.m. on Jan. 13, the police added.center_img BACOLOD City – For allegedly stealinggame fowls, a man was arrested in Barangay Vista Alegre.last_img

Authorities remain silent on charges connected to restaurant raids

first_imgBatesville, In. — Law enforcement officials have remained tight-lipped about the nature and scope of the criminal investigation into a raid conducted at four Mexican restaurants Thursday, but this statement has been released:In response to inquiries regarding the search warrants served Thursday across southeastern Indiana, the involved law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys issue the following statement:In Indiana, prosecutors are bound by the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct. Pursuant to those Rules, we may not offer comment on this matter at this time, except to state that a criminal investigation is pending. In the same way, all law enforcement officers are bound to honor those Rules and will not be offering comment on the pending investigation.If the investigation results in charges, there will be public records to which the public may be referred for further information. In the meantime, all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.Respectfully,Lynn M. Deddens                                                   Nathan W. Harter IVDearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor                              Decatur County ProsecutorMelvin F. Wilhelm                                                  Philip J. CavinessFranklin County Prosecutor                                            Rush County ProsecutorAndrew Bryson                                                      Union County Prosecutor                                                Indiana Office of the Attorney GeneralLindsay Hyer                                                                                   Indiana State Excise PIOlast_img read more

Ronaldo becomes Europe’s all-time leading scorer

first_imgMoscow, June 20: Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s highest ever scorer in international football when he struck an early goal in Portugal’s Group B match against Morocco here on Wednesday.Ronaldo’s diving fourth-minute header at Luzhniki Stadium was his 85th goal for his country, breaking the record held by Hungary great Ferenc Puskas, Xinhua news agency reported. The 33-year-old Real Madrid star equalled the record with a hat-trick against Spain last Friday. Puskas scored 84 international goals for Hungary between 1945 and 1956. (IANS)last_img read more

IBF Put Pressure on Joshua to Defend Title

first_imgAnthony Joshua will not have a “firm date” imposed by the IBF for his mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev as talks continue over a venue for the fight.Before Joshua can meet Tyson Fury in an undisputed heavyweight championship fight in 2021, with financial terms already agreed, he must make a mandatory defence against Pulev which has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk is also breathing down Joshua’s neck while WBC mandatory Dillian Whyte is due to challenge for Fury’s belt by February 2021. ANTHONY JOSHUA A statement from the IBF to Sky Sports reads: “Given the current circumstances we are being flexible.“It is difficult to put a firm date on mandatory obligations at the moment. Everyone is working hard to get things going with boxing again and hopefully everything will be on track soon.”Joshua-Pulev was originally scheduled for June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, a first fight on British soil in two years for the IBF, WBA and WBO champion.Staging the fight behind-closed-doors has been ruled out and a “smaller venue” in the UK, with a potential date in November, is now bei ng considered by promoter Eddie Hearn.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women’s soccer team full of leaders

first_imgAn armband doesn’t usually have any inherent meaning. It’s merely a piece of brightly colored fabric. But, in one place that yellow armband, something otherwise small and meaningless, brings with it power and a great deal of responsibility.On the soccer field, an armband isn’t just the sign of a great player, but more importantly the sign of a great leader. It’s an honor and a privilege bestowed upon only a select few who prove themselves worthy of leading the team: the captain.Now, on the field only one person can wear the armband, as it’s reserved for the field captain. For the Wisconsin women’s soccer team, junior Cara Walls occupies that role of field captain. But what’s both interesting and unique is the fact that Walls only occupies the position of captain on the field. Off the field, she’s not a designated team captain. In fact, not a single person on this year’s Badger squad is a designated captain.It seems odd to be captain-less, but as sophomore midfielder McKenna Meuer explained, the team’s structure made the rather outlandish idea a perfect fit.“I think it’s very rare to find a team that has enough leadership qualities that you don’t even need captains,” Meuer said. “The whole reason you assign captains is so that when things get a little bit hectic or if you have a lot of people that don’t step up then you have those designated people that fill that role. It’s really special to find a team where there’s so many people with so many good leadership qualities that you don’t need to designate that.”Actually, the Badgers were in the process of designating captains during the season’s beginnings as the players voted on who those captains would be for the upcoming season. But following that vote, Badgers’ head coach Paula Wilkins decided to step in and change things up a little.According to Wilkins, democracy in soccer is not something that usually pays dividends. With the players and personalities present on her roster however, democracy was, for the first time in her coaching career, in order.“Well, I came up with the concept or the idea and then I kind of brought it to the team and see what their thought process was,” Wilkins said. “I think we have a lot of different types of leaders and I think that to limit it to one or two people was going to be an issue. And I thought that something different, something to kind of build on and talk about throughout the season, and we’ll see how this goes.”But what exactly made Wilkins and the players agree that having no team captains was the right choice? For starters, the Badgers have 18 underclassmen out of a total roster of 26 players, and only two of the upperclassmen are seniors, Alev Kelter and Nicole La Petina, who both sat out last year – Kelter to focus on hockey and La Petina because of an injury. So Wilkins didn’t have a clear cut choice for captain.However, the biggest part of the decision wasn’t that Wisconsin has an unusually small senior class and an unbalanced roster with only one less freshman (7) than the total of upperclassmen (8). In fact, the decision was based on just how balanced the Badgers are, not in a sense of age or experience, but in leadership ability.“No one is afraid to step up,” Walls said. “No one is afraid to say anything about how they feel, and we all kind of feel like we’re on equal playing fields. It makes it a really fun dynamic for the group.”That equal playing field makes for an equal balance of power that for once isn’t dominated by only a select few players, allowing players to settle into their natural roles.“There’s no hierarchy,” Wilkins said. “They’re all coming from the point is they want the program to be successful and they all have their different roles. I think when they know their roles that’s really important.”Just what those roles are differ from player to player. Regardless, one thing is certain: They are the ones ultimately in charge of the team, captains or no captains.“I always tell players they make the team,” Wilkins said. “I’ll never score a goal. I’ll never make a save. They spend more time interacting with each other than I would ever. I see them at practice and I see them sometime outside but they obviously live together and are in the training room together, locker rooms together, classrooms together. They spend much more time [together] and so they create that atmosphere and I think those personalities really kind of come together and mesh.“I think it’s been their sincerity with each other that has really made a difference.”Any sort of governance always has cons to counter the pros. With no designated leader, there is room for discord and chaos among the masses with a very slight chance of anarchy.But so far for the Badgers, Wilkins’ experiment has gone off without a hitch. The Badgers are 4-1-1, and internally they have had fewer problems than past years.It remains to be seen whether Wisconsin’s success both on and off the field continues, but the unorthodox strategy has proved quite fruitful to this point in the season.While only one armband might be on the field during the game, in reality, that single armband unites the Badgers, which could make for a special season.“We’re all on the same level,” Meuer said. “We all have the same amount of importance on the team and I think that’s really cool and I think ultimately that’s going to be one of the biggest contributors to our success this year.”last_img read more

Sideline Cancer’s 3rd-quarter run sinks Boeheim’s Army in TBT quarterfinals

first_img Published on July 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm Contact Thomas: tgshults@syr.edu | @ThomasShults5 Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Sideline Cancer’s run began with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter. On a fastbreak, SC’s Jamel Artis drove down the lane and found Dion Wright on the right side of the basket. Wright collected the pass, spun to his right and shed a defender before finishing the uncontested layup to improve Sideline Cancer’s lead to 39-34.By the end of the third, the run had become 11-0 and extended to 24-2 before a layup from John Gillon. No. 22 Sideline Cancer turned a tie at halftime into a 14-point lead over No. 3 Boeheim’s Army and cruised to a 65-48 victory in The Basketball Tournament’s quarterfinals.While the teams combined to shoot 3-for-30 from 3 in the first half, Sideline Cancer found its rhythm in the second. Marcus Keene struggled, not scoring until late in the third quarter, but Maurice Creek led all scorers with 22 points. With the loss, Boeheim’s Army has now failed to make TBT’s semifinals in five of six tournaments.“They’ve been very heavily relying on (Keene),” Gillon said before the game. “But one point I made was we can’t let someone else kill us just because we take him out of the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGillon’s warning foreshadowed the result for Boeheim’s Army. After slowing down Sideline Cancer in the first half, Boeheim’s Army’s defensive strategy started to falter. With just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, down 50-34, Demetris Nichols turned the ball over, dropped his head and sighed heavily.A few possessions later, Donte Greene took a fade-away, contested 3-pointer from the corner, which bounced off the side of the rim. SC’s Remy Abell collected a pass before blazing past Eric Devendorf for an easy layup to continue Sideline Cancer’s game-deciding run.Before the matchup, Andrew White III said that Keene would struggle against the 2-3 zone. Unlike man-to-man, Keene couldn’t drive in the lane on one defender. However, when Boeheim’s Army switched to man defense, Sideline Cancer and Keene gained momentum.“If you go back and watch the film, every time I scored is when they went man-to-man in the second half,” Keene said. “The zone threw me off, I feel like it threw the whole team off.”As the second half continued, the bench for Boeheim’s Army became quieter and quieter, while Sideline Cancer head coach Charles Parker continued to scream encouragement.“Attack, attack, attack,” Parker yelled from the sideline.Four McGlynn scored two points and added four rebounds for Sideline Cancer in a quarterfinal win against Boeheim’s Army. Courtesy of Ben SolomonWhile both teams continued to struggle from 3, Sideline Cancer continued its second-half run with a rebounding advantage. Even without Diamond Stone — who missed the game because of injury — Sideline Cancer’s Eric Thompson finished with 18 rebounds and dominated on the glass from the beginning of the game.After winning the opening tip, Sideline Cancer strolled down the court before shooting a 3. After the shot fell short, Thompson, in between Greene and Malachi Richardson, collected the rebound and quickly laid the ball in for an early 2-0 lead.Greene’s struggles from 3 continued on offense. Shot after shot fell short, sometimes as an air-ball, while others barely scraped the rim. Greene finished 0-for-6 from 3 with just eight points.Only four players scored over eight points for Boeheim’s Army, and Devendorf led with 14 points on 6-for-16 shooting. After taking care of the ball against Men of Mackey, BA finished with 11 turnovers.With seven minutes and 20 seconds left in the second quarter, Gillon drove into the lane and began a Euro step. He lost control as he hopped from his right foot to his left with the ball over his head, and Richardson jumped for a contested layup minutes later. The ball spun off after rolling around the rim, and Sideline Cancer collected the rebound.As Sideline Cancer began its fastbreak, Will Rayman intercepted a lazy bounce pass. The Colgate graduate reversed the transition offense and attempted a contested layup of his own. But like Richardson and Gillon, Rayman couldn’t convert.By the third quarter’s midpoint, Sideline Cancer was in full control. Even Keene – the focal point of BA’s defense – was starting to find open looks. With a 2-3 zone in disarray in front of him, Keene hit a wide-open 3 from the wing to extend Sideline Cancer’s lead. And as those looks became more and more common in the fourth quarter, Boeheim’s Army inched toward its tournament exit.“We had our chances, we had our shots,” BA head coach Ryan Blackwell said. “We had another shot today and we just didn’t capitalize.”center_img Commentslast_img read more

Starbucks to close stores nationwide for racial-bias education on May 29

first_imgStarbucks Coffee Company has announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country and will become part of the onboarding process for new partners.Black men handcuffed and removedThe announcement follows an incident in a Starbucks store in Philadelphia over the past weekend, where police handcuffed two black men and removed them from the store. The cops were called by a manager after the men requested to use the store’s bathroom, but was denied because of the policy that the bathroom is only accessible only to customers who make a purchase at the store. When the men didn’t leave the store, as they were waiting on a friend, on the request by the manager, she called 911. On the police arrival they handcuffed the two men and escorted them from the store. The incident has resulted in public backlash against Starbuck, including protests at the Philadelphia store.Committed to be part of the solution“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” said Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial-bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”Stores and corporate offices to closeAll Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29. During that time, partners will go through a training program designed to address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome.“The company’s founding values are based on humanity and inclusion,” said executive chairman Howard Schultz, who joined Johnson and other senior Starbucks leaders in Philadelphia to meet with community leaders and Starbucks partners. “We will learn from our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for every customer.”Curriculum confronts racial biasThe curriculum will be developed with guidance from several national and local experts confronting racial bias, including Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. Starbucks will involve these experts in monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the measures we undertake.Earlier this week, Starbucks began a review of its training and practices to make important reforms where necessary to ensure our stores always represent our Mission and Values, by providing a safe and inclusive environment for our customers and partners.Once completed, the company will make the education materials available to other companies, including our licensee partners, for use with their employees and leadership.last_img read more

UEFA: No more suspensions for players in Champions League and Europa League finals

first_imgUEFA have announced that they players will no longer miss the Champions League or Europa League final through suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards.Players’ booking will be wiped out after the quarter-final stages of European club competitions.Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso was suspended for the Champions League final in May after picking up a third knockout phase booking in the second leg of his team’s semi-final.  +5Missing: Paul Scholes and Roy Keane missed the 1999 Champions League final for Manchester United through suspension but players will no longer be banned for accumulating yellow cards throughout the tournament   +5Yellow cards: Suspended Xabi Alonso appeared on TV as a pundit during the 2014 Champions League final  +5 Glory: Alonso celebrates after winning the trophy despite being suspended for accumulation of yellow cards No more: Alonso (second left) is the last player to miss a Champions League final for yellow card accumulationFamously, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane missed Manchester United 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich due to an accumulation of yellow cards. In a statement, UEFA said: ‘(Our) emergency panel decided that, as of this season, all yellow cards from the beginning of the group stage will expire on completion of the quarterfinals. Bookings will therefore not be carried forward to the semi-finals.’The rule is already in force in the international area during the European Championships. NOTABLE ABSENTEES FROM FINALS DUE TO ACCUMULATION OF CARDS 1999 – Manchester United 2-1 Bayern MunichRoy Keane and Paul Scholes (Man Utd)  +5Suited: Paul Scholes and Roy Keane join Manchester United for their 1999 Champions League celebrations 2009 – Barcelona 2-0 Manchester UnitedDani Alves (Barcelona) 2011 – Barcelona 3-1 Manchester UnitedJose Pinto (Barcelona) 2012 – Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (Chelsea win on penalties) Branislav Ivanovic, Ramies and Raul Meireles (Chelsea); David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luis Gustavo (Bayern) Tinged glory: Chelsea had four players suspended for the 2012 Champions League final – including three who had picked up three yellow cards in the knockout stages of the competition2014 – Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid (AET)Xabi Alonso (Real)    +5Blow: Xabi Alonso missed the 2014 Champions League final for accumulating yellow cards Readlast_img read more

Phoenix Open: Branden Grace enjoying his first outing at the Waste Management

first_img Phoenix Open: Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas in 3-way tie for lead “I’ve always watched this event and I’ve always felt like this is one I want to come play, but it’s never really fit into the schedule,” Grace said after his round. “This was a very last-minute call for me this year. … I played San Diego last week, which I really wanted to play, and I played badly. I thought to myself just enter for this week. … I just had a feeling I should play.”His second round was highlighted with a hole-in-one on a par 3. No, it wasn’t the par-3 16, and Grace wouldn’t have known what to do if it was. Related News Phoenix Open: Phil Mickelson, Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm reflect on favorite 16th hole memories He carded an eagle on the par-5 13th and made a 6-foot putt for par on 14, which he called a momentum changer. Grace had three consecutive birdies before finishing with par on 18 and a two-shot lead over the competition when he signed his scorecard.2️⃣ eagles1️⃣ hole-in-one1️⃣ double bogey2️⃣-shot lead👏 Have yourself a day, @BrandenGrace. 👏#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/9pSPRq1ecc— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 1, 2019″I’m glad I made the trip and it’s lived up to everything, I’ll tell you that much,” Grace said.center_img First, he wasn’t anticipating a large Friday crowd.”I thought it can’t be that bad this morning when I was warming up,” Grace said. “But 7 o’clock when those gates opened, guys were running to that 16, screaming, going crazy already and I knew it was going to be a loud one.”A birdie on golf’s loudest hole …To extend the lead!@BrandenGrace is going strong @WMPhoenixOpen. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/1Eh08kzQgp— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 1, 2019Second, he didn’t have the moves.”I tell you, I don’t know what I would have done,” he said. “I don’t have the best dance moves.”Grace, who last won on Tour in 2016, holed out from the tee box on the par-3 seventh hole for a spotless front nine, but later double-bogeyed the par-4 11th. “I think it was really important to stay patient after the double bogey on 11,” he said. “That could have really backfired, could have really put my round back to the negative, but I kept hitting the ball well and the one key for the day was on the 14th hole.” SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Branden Grace was the clubhouse leader by the time temperature rose and the morning pairings finished their rounds Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.The South African got off to a good start Thursday and continued his success at TPC Scottsdale, carding a 7-under 64 to take an early lead in round two. Grace has never been to the nosiest tournament on Tour, but he has been enjoying his stay.last_img read more

Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Trey Mullinax, Scott Stallings share lead after Round 3

first_img Zurich Classic: Peter Malnati, Billy Hurley III edge into lead With the tournament finally back on track, the team of Trey Mullinax and Scott Stallings is back atop the leaderboard.But, they are not alone. Related News The field was eventually whittled down to 39 teams Saturday after a seven-plus hour delay pushed the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans into the weekend.Once the cut was set at 8 under, the third round began and ended on the same day.  Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Team of Scott Stallings, Trey Mullinax top leaderboard in shortened roundcenter_img After McDowell eagled the par-4 16th hole from 89 yards out, he sat in a spectator’s chair and pretended to drink out of his cup.89 yards out.Holes out for eagle.Take a load off, @Graeme_McDowell. 😂#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/IIhyMlMQ43— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 27, 2019The final round will begin 10:15 a.m. ET on Sunday. The pair had the advantage after a shortened first round Thursday but were edged out by the field after Round 2. They fired off eight birdies Saturday, including three in their first five holes, and Mullinax carded the team’s only eagle to move back into first place (23 under). Hole 1: 🐦Hole 2: 🦅Hole 3: ParHole 4: 🐦Hole 5: 🐦@StallingsGolf/@htmullinax take the lead @Zurich_Classic. pic.twitter.com/cAuFuJYcSQ— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 27, 2019They are joined by Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer who used nine birdies to edge out the field and share the lead heading into the final round. The team was close to taking sole possession of first place, but Palmer ended the round with a bogey on the par-3 17th hole. Rahm and Palmer knocked a streaking team of Branden Grace and Justin Harding into third place (22 under).The two South African professionals finished with the best round of the day (11-under 61) with birdies on nearly every single hole on the back nine. The group made the turn after carding five birdies in their last six to open the round and continued the trend well into the day.Their only hiccup came on the 17th hole where Grace bogeyed the par 3.  Also in contention is the team of Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini, who sit in a tie for fourth place (20 under) with Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley III. Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood highlight the teams in a six-way tie for sixth place (19 under) and the Koepka brothers, Brooks and Chase, follow closely behind in tie for 12th (18 under).The team of Henrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell join the Koepkas just outside the top 10 and despite falling five places down the leaderboard, they provided a hilarious highlight.last_img read more