Duterte tells ninja cops: ‘I can be more evil than you’

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte warns police officers, who are allegedly recycling drugs seized in antidrug operations, not to be confident in their illegal activities. PCOO “Well, I think you are… It’s a verystupid paradigm because I can be evil like you and more, if I want to be,” headded.   “Huwagmo ko bigyan ng ninja cops, mga gangster kayo. Kayong mga ninja, ‘holdaper,’ drugpusher, akala niyo kayo lang ang matigasbecause you think you have a monopoly of evil,” Duterte said on Thursday.  Duterte’s caveat to the ninja cops andcriminals came days after police General Oscar Albayalde stepped down asPhilippine National Police chief after being linked in illegal drugs. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertewarned police officers, who were allegedly recycling drugs seized in antidrugoperations, not to be confident in their illegal activities. Albayalde was the chief of Pampangapolice when 13 police officers allegedly let suspected drug lord Johnson Leeflee in exchange for P50 million while most of the 200 kilos of “shabu”confiscated during the operation were not declared and presumed to have beensold back to the drug market./PN With over two years remaining in histerm, Duterte said he can easily “create hell for everybody” and could also bea “good boy.” last_img read more

Aklan top cop orders disposal of faded PNP uniforms

first_imgPHOTO BY NOEL CABOBOS/RADYOTODOAKLAN KALIBO, Aklan –In the observance of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) “Oplan TamangBihis” program or the proper wearing of uniforms, the chief of the Police ProvincialCommand here has ordered the confiscation and proper disposal of faded policeuniforms. “Our uniform isan important part of our daily life as it carries an undeniable symbolic valuereflecting the police’s authority and source of our pride and respect. A dirtyand faded one, on the other hand, decreases the respect people have for thepolice for it loses their positive symbolic value,” Osia added. “So, we shouldbe at all times disciplined and snappy in wearing our uniforms.”  Last year, thePNP planned to impose stricter measures in the sale of police uniforms so thatpolice impersonators “won’t get hold of them.” Unauthorizedwearing of police or military uniforms is penalized under Republic Act 493,which prohibits civilians from wearing, using, manufacturing, and sellingmilitary uniforms, insignia, medals, and badges prescribed only for soldiersand policemen.(With a report from NoelCabobos/RadyoTodoAklan/PN) “We believe thatwith this program, all police personnel will be forced to make use of theirclothing allowance to buy new ones. There is really no reason for us not tochange our old and worn-out uniforms,” Osia said, adding that the confiscateduniforms will be shredded and buried per the order of the police nationalheadquarters.center_img Osia said thecampaign was part of the “internal cleansing program” of the PNP in the entireregion under the directive of Police Regional director Major General RenePamuspusan.   Every threeyears, all police officers are given P14,000 each termed as ReplacementClothing Allowance to buy their new sets of uniforms.    Colonel EsmeraldoOsia Jr., director of the Police Provincial Office here, led the overallappearance and checking of uniforms of police personnel yesterday. There was also aproposal to assign serial numbers on each set for easy identification of thefake ones which are allegedly used by criminals.last_img read more

Morales supporters oppose interim rule in Bolivia

first_imgÁñez’s appointment as interim leaderhas been endorsed by Bolivia’s Constitutional Court. BOLIVIA – Clashes broke out in thiscountry as supporters of former president Evo Morales oppose the rule of thenew interim leader. Opposition Sen. Jeanine Áñez assumedthe presidency amid a power vacuum, promising to hold elections soon.  Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in La Paz, Bolivia on Wednesday. AFP Supporters of Morales clashed withriot police on Wednesday, while lawmakers loyal to him sought to challenge thelegitimacy of the appointment. Morales resigned on Sunday and fled toMexico. His resignation followed weeks ofprotests over a disputed presidential election result.(BBC)last_img read more

COVID-19 update from the ISDH

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 today, the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH is at 56 today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories. Two Hoosiers have died.                                                The new cases involve residents of Howard (3), Lake (1), Marion (8), Owen (1), St. Joseph (2), Tippecanoe (1) and Wayne (1) counties. The list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by the county of residence.This information is reported for the county in which a person resides and not where they have been tested.last_img read more

NPFL Match Day 17: Battle for top spot hots up + full fixtures

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Plateau United dedicates continental ticket to fans There is no doubting the fact that the 2019/2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League season is gradually becoming something to behold. Not the least among reasons for this is the fact that it is the first 380 matches series the league would witness in three years. Shocking results, eye-catching football artistry and unexpected formulations are some of the metrics that have left fans and stakeholders in the league with surreal palpitations every match day. This is in view of the fact that no one knows where the day’s shocking results would emerge from. The fact that no team has a 100 per cent home record after eight home games apiece is enough to throw up some interesting permutations ahead of any match day, Match Day 17 inclusive. As it is, three teams are now fighting neck-to-neck at the top of the table as we approach the half way mark of this marathon-like event. Plateau United went back to the summit in style on Sunday after mercilessly smashing Adamawa United 5-0 in Jos. But Abdu Maikaba’s men know quite alright that only a win away to MFM FC in Lagos can guarantee their stay on top of the table for the next week. This is because their leadership rivals have home matches to execute. Lobi Stars stayed on top for just four days after Dakkada FC held Gbenga Ogunbote’s side to a 0-0 draw in Makurdi last Sunday, their first points dropped at home this season. They, however have another home game to negotiate on Sunday. This time against hapless North Central opponents Nasarawa United who remain entangled in relegation mess. Rivers United are the other team sharing top spot with 28 points alongside Plateau United and Lobi Stars and they have a date with Wikki Tourists in Port Harcourt on Sunday. Wikki Tourists have claimed four points out of a possible six under new coach Usman Abd’Allah. They will now be hoping to add more against a Rivers United side they have beaten in their last three league meetings. Rivers United are however yet to lose at home this term. There is a top half of the table contest between Akwa United and Heartland at the Nest of Champions in Uyo. Both sides have overcome their poor starts to the season and just one point separates them in 7th and 9th respectively. The hosts have lost their last two matches by 0-2 score line and must be at their best to have a chance against Heartland who have kept clean sheets in their last three matches. Kano Pillars are in an unbelievable 11-match unbeaten sequence and they will further stake that in Akure against Sunshine Stars. The Owena Whales on their own are no small fish as well and currently unbeaten in their last four matches, winning three of those. Kabiru Dogo’s men should provide the sternest threat yet to the former champions’ unbeaten run on Sunday. Adamawa United are one of just seven clubs to have changed coaches this term but they are still praying for a change in fortunes. They face Kwara United at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe in search of their first win in eight outings. Any result other than a win might surely put paid to their survival hopes, even before the halfway mark. Katsina United will host FC IfeanyiUbah, seeking to earn that win that should take them into the top half of the table. FC IfeanyiUbah will also be hoping to arrest their away hoodoo which has seen them lose their last seven away games in the league. Another game on Sunday will see Abia Warriors entertain Warri Wolves in Umuahia, with Wolves midfielder Mark Daniel returning to the club, which gave him his NPFL bow last season. But all eyes will be on Wolves forward Charles Atshimene and Warriors lanky star Lukman Bello. Match Day 17 action starts with a Saturday afternoon game in Uyo between Dakkada FC and Jigawa Golden Stars at the Nest of Champions. Dakkada were humiliated by Kwara United in their last home game. But they can take solace from achieving what no other side in the league have done last Sunday – stopping Lobi Stars from winning in Makurdi.MATCH DAY 17 FIXTURES Saturday Dakkada FC vs Jigawa Golden StarsSunday Abia Warriors vs Warri Wolves Enyimba vs Rangers (Postponed) Katsina United vs FC IfeanyiUbah Akwa United vs Heartland Sunshine Stars vs Kano Pillars Adamawa United vs Kwara United MFM FC vs Plateau United Rivers United vs Wikki Tourists Lobi Stars vs Nasarawa United. NAN.Tags: Dakkada FCJigawa Golden StarsnpflPlateau Unitedlast_img read more

Pennant keen to seize Stoke chance

first_img Press Association Jermaine Pennant is delighted to have a second chance with Stoke. The sometimes wayward winger was set for the Britannia Stadium exit under former boss Tony Pulis, but was granted a reprieve by new manager Mark Hughes after his close-season arrival. Pennant, now 30, has been through his off-field troubles including a fine over a domestic disturbance and several driving offences – not to mention the fines accumulated when he left his Porsche unattended at a Spanish railway station after returning to England for an initial loan spell at Stoke. “So I said, ‘Do you think I am crazy or what? I hear you are the biggest talent at the club’. After three or four weeks, there was no way I was letting him go. He had such ability and potential.” The winger arrived in Staffordshire via further turbulent spells at Inter Milan – where Jose Mourinho described him as having “the attitude of a child” – and Werder Bremen. McClaren continued: “He is the craziest of characters. He’s got a Balotelli thing. I know Mario was his best friend in Milan, which tells you the story. “As long as Mark has got the personality to connect with the player, that is what you have to do with Marko. If you can connect with him then you have a fantastic player. If you don’t, then you have a problem on your hands.” Stoke have won new admirers in the early stages of this season, with Hughes attempting to introduced a more fluent passing style than that relied upon by Pulis. Pennant said: “It’s put a smile back on our faces. It’s what we all wanted, really, especially with the squad we have got. We all feel we should have been doing this sort of stuff before. Now we are allowed to express ourselves. “Every manager has got ideas of his own, a style they want to play and (Pulis) just felt that was defensively good, a good shape. His idea was maybe firstly not to lose, to be solid. Now maybe it’s, ‘Go out and win.’ So it’s a different approach.” He notes, with a hint of understatement, that: “I’ve never been the perfect professional – the James Milner type.” But after working with a therapist used by the Potters, he was handed a new one-year contract and is grateful for his opportunity. “I wanted to stay here but under the old regime it wasn’t going to happen,” he told the Sunday Telegraph. “I would have left, without a shadow of a doubt, but the new manager came in and we talked and he just wanted to know, to hear from me, what had happened in the past. “We went through it and he just said, ‘That was not with me. You have talent, you are a good player,’ which was what I wanted to hear. “The club have been fantastic. They could easily have agreed with Tony Pulis and said, ‘Yeah, we will call it a day’. In their eyes they are probably thinking they are taking a risk because they are a business as well, so they don’t want to pay that money to someone who is not worth it.” Hughes could have a similarly exciting but erratic talent on his hands in the form of summer signing Marko Arnautovic, if the Austrian’s former manager Steve McClaren is to be believed. McClaren was welcomed on his first day at Dutch club FC Twente in 2008 by Arnautovic demanding a transfer, and told the Sunday Times: “I thought, ‘Who is this upstart? A 19-year-old boy who thinks he can arrogantly walk in here and demand a move to Feyenoord, one of our rivals?’ last_img read more

Baggies secure vital win

first_img Saido Berahino was left on the West Brom bench and James Morrison started in midfield as Pepe Mel’s side showed a united front following reports of dressing room unrest in the wake of last weekend’s 3-3 draw at Cardiff. There was no late drama in Norfolk though, where a fine goal from Morgan Amalfitano on 16 minutes proved enough to settle what was for most a scrappy affair, although Norwich did twice hit the woodwork in the second half. It was almost 2-0 when a deep free-kick floated right through the Norwich penalty area and Jonas Olsson just failed to connect at the far post. Norwich had Ruddy to thank when he blocked Matej Vydra’s close-range effort after the visitors broke quickly down the left on a counter following a corner. It was then the turn of West Brom keeper Ben Foster to produce a fabulous stop after 38 minutes as he made a superb reaction save to tip away a glancing header from Elmander after Gary Hooper’s flick-on. Loud boos greeted the half-time whistle, leaving manager Hughton in no doubt of what was needed in his team-talk. The Canaries boss sent the same XI out for the restart and did at least get something of a response as West Brom were forced on to the back foot. On 57 minutes, the ball dropped to Hooper at the back of a crowded six-yard box and the former Celtic striker was unfortunate to see his angled drive hit the woodwork. Foster then turned a clever 25-yard floated free-kick from Snodgrass up on to the crossbar as finally Norwich asked some questions of the West Brom rearguard. Hughton made a positive change on 64 minutes as England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond replaced Wes Hoolahan. Snodgrass cut into the right side of the box after good hold-up play by Hooper, but could only slice his shot wide. Berahino replaced Vydra on 71 minutes and the forward was soon in the action as he dragged a half-hearted effort wide following a quick break down the left. Norwich sent on both Luciano Becchio and then Jonas Gutierrez as the hosts toiled for an equaliser. West Brom midfielder Dorrans was replaced by Zoltan Gera, who then himself had to go off because of injury as Liam O’Neil came on for the final eight minutes. Berahino waltzed into the Norwich box in stoppage time, but his near post shot was saved by Ruddy. A second successive defeat for the Canaries – whose players had offered to refund the away supporters at Swansea last weekend – was met by loud boos at the final whistle, and leaves Chris Hughton’s men still looking anxious over their shoulders ahead of games against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey had cracked in a brilliant 25-yard effort in the last match here against Sunderland, but the Norway international’s radar was off range when trying his luck from a similar distance early on. At the other end, an angled 20-yard drive from Graham Dorrans was well held by John Ruddy, before Amalfitano sliced his shot into the side-netting after a quick break down the West Brom right. On 12 minutes, Johan Elmander crashed the ball high into the Barclay End after a deflected cross from Robert Snodgrass fell into his path on the edge of the West Brom penalty area. It proved a costly miss, as the visitors went up the other end and swept into the lead on 16 minutes. The ball was worked back inside from the left, and as full-back Martin Olsson slipped at the edge of the penalty area, Amalfitano skipped through before sliding a low shot across goal and into the far corner. Norwich had not lost at Carrow Road in 2014 and needed a response to lift the silenced home faithful, clappers and all. West Brom, though, remained comfortable in possession, determined to keep hold of their advantage. West Brom put a troubled week behind them with a 1-0 win at struggling Norwich to boost their Barclays Premier League survival hopes. Press Associationlast_img read more

Springers Gymnastics level 3 team takes third at Winter Carnival

first_imgELLSWORTH — Fifteen gymnasts from Springers Gymnastics Center traveled to Exeter, N.H., this past weekend for two days of competition at this year’s Winter Carnival.“This is our fourth year going to this invitational, and we had some great results,” coach Doug Springer said. “This invitational meet is one of our favorite meets. The competition is very stiff, with a lot of gyms that we rarely compete against, so it’s great to get that out-of-state experience.”Competition started on Saturday and continued into Sunday night. The Springers girls competed among some 1,000 gymnasts from four states in levels 3 through 7.Twelve Springers gymnasts qualified for the USA Gymnastics state championship in April. Others will get another opportunity to qualify this weekend in Waterville at the first Maine sectional meet of the season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHighlights also included first-place finishes for Violet Davis on vault at level 3 and Riley Crowley on balance beam at level 5.For team competition, squads need a minimum of three gymnasts per level to compete.“The smaller the team, the harder it is to do well because they take the three best scores per event,” Springer said. “The more girls you have on the team, the more chances for higher score in each event.”Springer’s level 3 team of only three girls — Violet Davis, Kathleen Stephens and Ariana Yin — took third of eight teams.“These girls just went out there and did their individual best,” Springer said. “It was very unexpected, and we were all excited when it happened, especially since it was our last session of the weekend. Everyone went home on a huge high.”More meet results are listed below:Level 3: AngelsAriana Yin – 2nd VT, 4th UB, 8th AALevel 3: IciclesViolet Davis – 1st VT, 5th UB, 2nd FX, 2nd AAKathleen Stephens – 3rd VT, 2nd UB, 5th FX, 4th AALevel 4: SnowflakesMolly Jennings – 8th VT, 7th UB, 9th AAAliyah Washburn – 8th FX, 12th AAEllie Kane – 13th AAAshley Emerson – 16th AALevel 4: AngelsMercedes Ulichny – 7th BB, 13th AAKaela Springer – 15th AALevel 5: AngelsRiley Crowley – 8th UB, 1st BB, 2nd FX, 2nd AALevel 5: IciclesElena Springer – 13th AALevel 6: PenguinsSyra Gutow – 3rd VT, 10th AAKajsa Brown-Morrison – 7th VT, 14th AALevel 7: AngelsPaige Sawyer – 13th AALevel 7: SnowflakesGilly Rice – 7th UB, 4th BB, 8th AAMaddie Nida – 11th AAlast_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Tuesday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 4. Crimes against propertyat 12:26 p.m. on Feb. 3, a pallet of books was reported missing by a staff member at Pertusati University Bookstore.at 3:48 p.m. on Feb. 3, a bicycle at Waite Phillips Hall of Education was reported stolen.at 6:56 p.m. on Feb. 3, a cell phone and key were reported stolen at The Lorenzo.at 12:16 a.m. on Feb. 4, a wallet was reported stolen at Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library.at 5:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, a suspect was arrested at 28th Street and Menlo Avenue on suspicion of removing packages from multiple residences in the surrounding area.Miscellaneous incidentsat 7:40 a.m. on Feb. 3, a staff member put out mulch that had caught fire in a planter at University Gardens.at 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 3, a woman not affiliated with the university shouted profanities at staff members at 39 Congress St.at 12:32 p.m. on Feb. 3, a male not affiliated with the university was examined and released after experiencing chest pains at Town and Gown.at 1:08 p.m. on Feb. 3, a student was transported to a hospital from the Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann Student Health Center and committed for a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation.at 2:02 p.m. on Feb. 3,  a former staff member was reported trespassing at Elisabeth Von Kleinsmid Memorial Residence Hall.  The employee had been previously terminated from the university.at 4:03 p.m. on Feb. 3, bags of marijuana were confiscated from a suspect at 28th Street and University Avenue.at 4:59 p.m. on Feb. 3, a female staff member reported an injury to her foot at University Parking Center.  She was treated and later released.at 5:54 p.m. on Feb. 3, a student was transported to a hospital from Regal Trojan Arms in order to undergo a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.at 8:33 p.m. on Feb. 3, a student was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. He sustained injuries and was treated.at 9:02 p.m. on Feb. 3, a staff member reported experiencing harassment from a student at Elisabeth Von Kleinsmid Memorial Residence Hall.at 10:34 p.m. on Feb. 3, a student reported that a hair dryer was damaged after falling into a puddle of water at General William Lyon Center.at 12:28 a.m. on Feb. 4, the carbon monoxide detector was activated in Troy Hall. It was determined that the detector was activated due to a malfunction.last_img read more

German Cup: Borussia Dortmund Back To Winning Ways

first_imgGerman Cup Round of 32 Results:Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-1 Borussia MoenchengladbachBayer Leverkusen 4-1 Union BerlinWehen 1-3 Schalke 04Paderborn 2-0 VFL BochumFC Schweinfurt 0-4 Eintracht FrankfurtGreuther Fuerth 1-3 IngolstadtMainz 05 3-2 Holstein KielMagdeburg 0-5 Borussia DortmundRelated Holders Borussia Dortmund have returned to winning ways through the German Cup after recent wobbles in both the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the German Bundesliga.The Signa Iduna Park outfit defeated their lowly hosts Magdeburg 5-0 courtesy goals from Gonzalo Castro, Alexander Isak, Andriy Yarmolenko (pen), Marc Bartra and former Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa to secure a last 16 spot in their bid to retain the trophy they won last season by beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final.Other Bundesliga sides like Bayer Leverkusen, the aforementioned Frankfurt, Mainz 05 and Schalke 04 are also through.last_img read more