Mayors league defers Manila meet due to Taal eruption

first_imgIn November last year, the city governmenthere donated a total of P4.5 million in financial assistance to seven LGUsdevastated by earthquakes in Mindanao. Mayor Evelio Leonardia. BACOLOD CITY PIO Mayor Evelio Leonardia, LCP nationalpresident, said some 80 city mayors were supposed to attend the meeting to beheld at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. BACOLOD City – The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) hasindefinitely postponed its National Executive Board (NEB) meeting in Manila onWednesday due to the Taal explosion. Leonardia said senators AquilinoPimentel III and Emmanuel Pacquiao have been invited as honored guests,together with Deputy House Speaker Michael Romero. On Tuesday afternoon, the Bacolod mayorhimself called for an emergency meeting with the City Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Council here to discuss Bacolod’s response and assistance to thelocal government units (LGUs) affected by the Taal eruption. Leonardia said the LCP, as a policy,provides a certain amount to affected cities, but some cities like Bacolod canalso donate part of its disaster fund. “With what happened, we thought it wouldnot be appropriate for us to continue with that, so we postponed the meeting,”he said. The donation was unanimously approved bythe City Council, based on the letter-request of the City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office endorsed by Leonardia. (With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Three Injured After Thursday Morning Crash

first_imgThree people were hospitalized on Thursday after an early morning crash in Milan.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office said 19-year-old Dylan Swain, of Aurora, was driving south on County Road 800 near SR 350 when his vehicle entered into the path of oncoming traffic.A second vehicle driven by James Ashcraft, 50, of Milan was traveling westbound on State Road 350. His SUV was struck on the driver’s side door by the vehicle Swain was driving.Ashcraft was transported by ambulance to Dearborn County Hospital. He was later transferred to University of Cincinnati Hospital for his injuries.No word on his current condition.Swain was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extracted. He was sent to Margaret Mary Health, then later to University of Cincinnati Hospital for potential life threatening injuries.Kori Ranshaw, 19, Milan, was a passenger in the vehicle Swain was driving. Ranshaw, who is six months pregnant, had minor injuries and was transported to Margaret Mary Health.“All occupants were wearing seatbels at the time of the crash,” noted Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills.The crash remains under investigation.last_img read more

Lady Pirates Top Lady Bulldogs In Softball

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates defeat The Batesville Lady Bulldogs in Varsity & JV Softball.The varsity score was 13-3.  The Lady Bulldogs fall to 1-11 overall and 1-6 in The EIAC.Batesville vs. Greensburg Varsity Softball (5-1)The JV score was 14-3.  Batesville drops to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in The EIAC.Batesville vs. Greensburg JV Softball (5-1)The Lady Bulldogs travel to Shelbyville to battle The Golden Bears.  Varsity 1st Pitch will be at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Mike Ploeger and Jody Thomas with Max Preps.last_img

IMCA Late Model point season ends Sunday, Aug. 31

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA Late Models will end their 2014 weekly point season this Sunday, Aug. 31. The national champion, as well as local track and Allstar Performance state champions, will be announced as soon as all race reports from the weekend of Aug. 29-31 are received and bonus points are calculated. Unofficial standings will be calculated after home office staff return from the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 1-6. Promoters have until noon on Monday, Sept. 29 to notify IMCA of any changes that affect their track’s top 15 Late Model standings.The point season for all other IMCA divisions continues through Sunday, Sept. 28.last_img

Madison woman pleads guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine

first_imgMadison, IN—A February 2019 investigation in Madison led to the arrest of Kayla S. Lee, 27, of Madison. Troopers from theIndiana State Police Versailles Post conducted the investigation and their expertise resulted in the arrest and subsequent conviction of Lee.“The experience and professionalism of the Indiana State Police is always appreciated, and in this case, it resulted in securing a large amount of methamphetamine. Their hard work continues to improve public safety in Jefferson County,” said Prosecutor David Sutter.During the investigation, Lee told police there was a “fist-sized” amount of methamphetamine under the bed in her bedroom. A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the residence located approximately 60 grams of methamphetamine under the bed.On October 9, Lee entered an open guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine as a Level 3 felony with a cap of nine (9) years. She was sentenced on December 4, 2019, by Judge Donald Mote to the full nine (9) years fully executed in the Indiana Department of Correction.last_img read more

Mumbai City FC pocket crucial win in Jamshedpur FC

first_imgJamshedpur: A brilliant strike from second-half substitute Raynier Fernandes helped Mumbai City FC edge past Jamshedpur FC 2-1 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Thursday.Paulo Machado’s (15′) free-kick goal was canceled out by Tiri’s (37′) header from a corner-kick. Raynier (56′) then came off the bench to produce the match-winning goal.Jamshedpur and Mumbai City are now level on the table with 13 points from nine games, with the former occupying the fourth spot owing to a superior goal difference. IANSAlso Read: Referee called a player ‘monkey’, alleges Mumbai City coachAlso Watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajharlast_img

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant flown in as cover for Shikhar Dhawan

first_imghighlights Shikhar Dhawan blasted his 17th century in ODIs.India beat Australia in World Cups after eight years.Rishabh Pant is being flown as cover and not as a replacement. Pant’s omission from the World Cup squad had raised plenty of questions. The young left-hander had become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score two centuries in overseas Tests. Pant had blasted 114 at The Oval against England in 2018 while he smashed 159 against Australia in Sydney in a series which India won 2-1, their first-ever series win Down Under.Dhawan has been ruled out of three matches due to a hairline fracture on his left thumb which he sustained during his match-winning hundred in the clash against Australia on Sunday. “Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored. Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb,” the Indian team said in a statement on Wednesday night.India will play New Zealand in a World Cup encounter after 16 years. Dhawan’s injury is a big blow, considering how the left-hander’s 17th century helped India beat Australia in a World Cup for the first time after eight years. India notched up the highest team score in World Cups against Australia thanks to Dhawan’s 117 and Virat Kohli’s 50th fifty. New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan’s injury has presented the Indian cricket team and the management with a different challenge ahead of their clash against New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge. However, according to sources, Rishabh Pant has now been flown in as a cover for Dhawan. However, Pant won’t be considered a replacement till the time the team management takes a final call on Dhawan’s availability for the rest of the tournament. Currently, the BCCI medical team is monitoring Dhawan’s injury but the left-hander has been ruled out of the games between New Zealand the clash against Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester.A source close to the development told PTI in Trent Bridge, “Pant is being flown in from India as cover at the request of the team management.” For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Technically speaking: officiating draws ire from both Ryan, Smith

first_imgAfter Tuesday night, you probably won’t see any members of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team asking you to use your indoor voice at the Kohl Center.In No. 15 Wisconsin’s (22-8, 11-6) 52-45 win over Minnesota (17-13, 5-12), both UW head coach Bo Ryan and his counterpart, Tubby Smith, were reprimanded by referees with technical fouls following questionable calls that took place during momentum-swinging moments.And it turns out the Badgers respond well to shouting.“I think that’s just more of an indirect way of him telling us to get it going and he got the crowd into it too,” guard Jordan Taylor said of Ryan’s technical. “It helped a little bit and helped jump-start us.”With 3:08 left in the first half, officials handed down the foul on Ryan as UW was amid a field goal drought that began at the 12:34 mark and would continue until a minute and half into the second period.Wisconsin shot 19 percent in the first half and committed five turnovers. Ryan, along with the Kohl Center audience, wasn’t particularly impressed with the performance on the floor and several decisions by the referees had already drawn the ire of both.Frequently, Minnesota had been running a full court press during the game and after Andre Hollins hit two free throws for the Gophers, it appeared the team wasn’t in position to run its game plan on the ensuing inbound.Thinking advantageously, Ryan wanted his team to quickly fire off an inbound pass, but a Minnesota player had picked up the ball and held on to it along the sideline. Intentional or not, it allowed the Gophers to arrange themselves, which infuriated Ryan.“How can you run your press break when the other team’s standing out-of-bounds with the basketball”? Ryan said.So he went to the ref: “I said ‘Isn’t that a technical?’ If we don’t get it in, they bring their guys down. Their guys were not ready to press at the time. My feeling was it altered the flow of the game. I had an opinion and evidently I was wrong.”The ruling energized the Badgers as well as the crowd, which poured out a crescendo of boos. Wisconsin didn’t allow Minnesota to score any more points in that half after Hollins hit the two free throws that came from the technical.About a minute after the ruling, and down 23-13, the Badgers picked things up and ended a 10-minute scoreless streak with two free throws by forward Ryan Evans, followed by one more by guard Ben Brust to pull within seven.After the break, Wisconsin continued to steadily chip away at the lead with Taylor and Evans combining for six early points, putting things at 25-22.Then, forward Mike Bruesewitz drove toward the basket and slipped in a layup despite contact near the rim. Bruesewitz was initially called for a charge, but after the three referees huddled at the top of the key, they reversed the decision and Hollins was called for having a foot in the restricted area instead.“I thought he was inside the circle; that’s kind of why I went up,” Bruesewitz said of his initial reaction. “I waited for them to hopefully overturn it. That was my third foul; I thought I was going to be sitting on the bench.”The reversal gave Bruesewitz a chance at a three-point play – which he fulfilled – and minutes later Smith was called for the technical.“I mean, who knows”? Smith said, when asked about what explanation he was given for the overturned call. “You don’t get one. You got a huddle like that and change the call. You kidding me?“It’s a joke. It really is.”Taylor went on to hit the two free throws, which gave UW a 29-27 lead and the Badgers were then given the ball back. Thirty seconds later, Taylor delivered a three-pointer that further leveled the Gophers.Minnesota failed to immediately answer, and when Wisconsin brought the ball back down the floor Evans hit a jumper that gave UW a 34-29 advantage with 10:42 remaining.The Badgers cruised from there, outscoring the Gophers 36-22 in the half on 44.4 percent shooting, compared to Minnesota’s 25 percent clip.As may be expected, Ryan wasn’t as exasperated by the referees’ decision to overturn Bruesewitz’s “charge” as Smith was.“We got a video at the beginning of the year that said the official that made the call – if he’s not sure – he can go ask another official,” he said.last_img read more

Hogan doesn’t believe Barrett removal will cause dissent

first_imgThere will not be any dissent in the Tipperary Senior Hurling Panel after the axing of Cathal Barrett according to former Tipp Hurler and manager Ken Hogan.The County Board has given their full support to Michael Ryan after he dropped All Star corner back Barrett from his squad for a breach of discipline.Tipp FM analyst Hogan says the decision will be respected by all and may even remind the rest of the players how lucky they are to represent the Premier County… Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

Nyantakyi rounds up enthralling testimony by recounting his achievements

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi, appeared to warm the hearts of the Commission looking into Ghana’s appearance at the 2014 World Cup, when he enumerated the strides the association under his leadership has led Ghana Football to make.Appearing on the third consecutive day to respond to issues, Nyantakyi dazzled with his answers on pertinent issues relating to the relationship between the GFA and government as well as various operational systems and suggestions for improvement.Before the Commission discharged him, a smiling Nyantakyi took the two hours the Commission interrogated him on the day to clear what he called misconceptions about the work of the FA.“My Lord, people sometimes forget where this FA took over from. This FA has done a lot to see Ghana Football to where it is. Ghana at the time did not even have kit sponsorship. The Black Stars and other national teams were so unattractive. When we went to the 2004 Olympic Games, Ghana had to use three strips. The top was Nike, down was Mingle and the hose was Puma. Now thankfully through the work of this FA and the improvements in the performance of the Black Stars under this administration, we have Puma which is kitting all our national teams.“The first sponsor of the Black Stars was Guinness. But in reality Guinness was just a donor. They gave us GHC10,000 per match. We in 2005 asked Guinness to regularize that relationship into a sponsorship. Today, thanks to the good work of this FA, we have a lot of sponsorship for the Black Stars,” he said.Nyantakyi also spoke about the local league. “My Lord, at a time, there was no sponsorship even for the local league. In 2006, the sponsorship from Onetouch for the premier league was just 350,000. But with the efforts of the FA, we managed to get a Glo sponsorship of 3million dollars and now have a sponsorship with first capital plus of 2million. We are still working to improve it and attract more sponsorship.“Today, the FA has been able to put up its own secretariat with staff we pay and motivate well to run the FA,” he added.Mr. Nyantakyi also touched on the significant improvements in the performances of the National Teams.“My Lord, the performances of all the National teams have also improved significantly. Between 1984 and 1990, Ghana did not qualify for any African Cup. Under this FA, Ghana has qualified for every single African Cup making it to the semi-finals of four of those tournaments. Until this FA, Ghana had never qualified for the World Cup. We have qualified Ghana to the World Cup and done so for three successive World Cups and now Ghanaians have even taken qualification to the world cup as given. The last time, someone asked me how we are preparing for 2018 in Russia.“The Under 20 team under my administration has won the World Cup. The Junior teams have become a regular feature at the World stage. “We don’t say we are perfect but we have made strides which are worth noting,” he stated.Kwasi Nyantakyi thanked the members of the Association who had supported him tremendously throughout the years and at the Commission.last_img read more