Drug war remains credible despite ‘ninja cops’ controversy – Palace

first_imgPanelo added: “They should becomfortable. The fact is the President has dismantled many drug apparatus inthis country and jailed many police scalawags involved in the drug operationand arrested many people involved in pushing the illegal drugs and many havesurrendered, many have been rehabilitated.” President Duterte revealed in a forum in Sochi, Russia recently that there aretwo generals who are involved in the illegal drug trade but did not identifywhether they come from the police or military.Duterte’s statement came after the revelation at the Senate hearings thatoutgoing Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde asked to stopthe implementation of the dismissal order against 13 so called “ninja cops” whoconducted an anti-drug operation in Pampanga that was allegedly riddled withirregularities.The government’s war on drugs has been one of Duterte’s campaign promises. Itis still ongoing as of now despite receiving backlashes from the opposition aswell as from other countries./PN MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’scampaign against illegal drugs remains credible and won’t be affected bythe ongoing issue about “ninja cops,” according to Palace spokesperson SalvadorPanelo. “Because na-expose sila, kung na-expose sila di patay na sila, nasira na, na-derail na iyong kanilangprograma,” Panelo said. Panelo assured the public that they have nothing to worry about on the administration’santi-drug campaign since the crackdown will go on.“First, there have been many factories of shabu dismantled; second, many havebeen arrested and even with respect to the policemen – ilan ba iyong sinabi kong napatay na ano, 142 ba na police during the operations against the policemen, oh eh doon lang di successful ka na,” he said.last_img read more

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Man ‘accomplice’ in rape arrested in Calatrava

first_imgBACOLOD City – He is an accomplice in a rape case, police said. A P120,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PN The 18-year-old James Alforque was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant in Barangay Lo-ok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the police station. Officers from the municipal police station served Alforque – resident of Barangay Macasilao, Calatrava – the warrant around 2:30 p.m. on June 9.last_img read more

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IU East, Ivy Tech sign guaranteed admissions agreement

first_imgRichmond, IN —Ivy Tech associate-level graduates from across Indiana are guaranteed admission, based on select provisions, into certain programs at all IU regional campuses via a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA). The agreement took effective on June 1. The agreement aligns current best practices and the state’s established initiatives, the GAA spells out necessary coursework toward degree requirements at both institutions. Admission to all campuses also comes with an application fee waiver.“We have always had a very strong partnership with Ivy Tech,” Chancellor Kathy Girten said. “This agreement will continue the work we have done to provide a smooth transfer for students who have earned their associate’s degree to complete their bachelor’s degree at IU East.”This guaranteed admission eliminates any loss of credits while minimizing cost to students and ensuring they are able to complete their bachelor’s degrees on time.“Our regional campuses have continued to spark growth and innovation for students’ education and careers, exemplifying the hallmark of research, discovery, and service of IU’s 200-year history,” said John Applegate, IU executive vice president for university academic affairs. “These guaranteed admissions agreements solidify IU’s commitment to best practices in transfers and steady progress toward degrees.”IU East and Ivy Tech have a history of collaboration, especially in efforts to ease the transfer process. Pathways to IU East is a program to offer an affordable, accessible bridge from Ivy Tech Community College courses, credits, and associates degree programs to IU East baccalaureate degree programs.Ivy Tech students who want to take advantage of opportunities to transfer to IU East can work with their Ivy Tech academic advisors to confirm that their academic plan meets all the requirements.Students can further maximize savings on their degree by taking advantage of scholarship and grant opportunities at both institutions, which is critical to Hoosiers now more than ever during the COVID-19 crisis.For more information, visit iue.edu.last_img read more

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NOC mourns Abba Kyari

first_imgRelatedPosts Buhari to Okorocha @ 58: Your large heart will always stand you out Buhari to Kaduna indigenes: Without peace there can’t be development Buhari mourns Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris The Nigeria Olympic Committee has commiserated with its Grand Patron, President Muhammadu Buhari, over the demise of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari.This was contained in a letter signed by the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr Habu Gumel, on Tuesday. Gumel said: “The late Chief of Staff will no doubt be remembered for his diligence and resolute commitment to nation building.“He was a man of integrity and hard work, who was loyal to His Excellency. His death has surely left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.“On behalf of the Patrons, members of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, we commiserate with Mr President, the Federal Government, Borno State Government and his immediate family on the sad and irreparable loss.”Tags: Mallam Abba KyariMourningNigeria Olympic CommitteePresident Muhammadu Buharilast_img read more

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Minnows Bermuda gain historic berth as CONCACAF Gold Cup slate confirmed

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, ,( CMC) – Minnows Bermuda reached the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in their history when they came from behind to beat the Dominican Republic, while Haiti and Cuba also confirmed their spot among the 10 qualifiers, on the final night of Nations League qualifying on Sunday.In Santiago De Los Caballeros, Bermuda trounced the hosts 3-1 to finish fifth in the standings on nine points and book their place in the newly-expanded 16-team format of the continental championship from June 15 to July 7 this year.Bermuda suffered an early setback when Enmy Pena scored in the third minute to put the hosts ahead but United States-based winger Zeiko Lewis drew the visitors level 12 minutes later.With scores locked at the half-time whistle, England-based striker Nahki Wells gave Bermuda the lead in the 64th minute before Justin Donawa added the security goal in the 74th.At the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, hosts Haiti edged Cuba 2-1 but both teams still progressed, despite the result.Scottish Premiership striker Duckens Nazon handed the hosts a 26th minute lead which held until the break, before Luis Paradela equalised in the 61st minute.However, Kevin Lafrance got the decisive goal three minutes from the end to snatch the points for Haiti and leave them top of the standings on 12 points.Cuba, meanwhile, finished sixth on nine points.In Vancouver, Lucas Cavallini netted a brace as Canada beat French Guiana 4-1 to finish second on 12 points while Central American nation Nicaragua edged Barbados 1-0 in Bridgetown to end ninth and also secure qualification.Grenada and Bonaire were also in winners row but their points were of academic value.The five teams joined Guyana, Curacao, El Salvador, Jamaica and Martinique who had already qualified over the weekend.Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and United States gained automatic qualification after having participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final qualifying round.last_img read more

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WBC seeks information on Whyte dope test reports

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – The World Boxing Council (WBC) said yesterday it had asked Britain’s governing body for information after media reported that heavyweight Dillian Whyte failed a dope test before fighting Colombian Oscar Rivas in London last weekend.Whyte won the fight on a unanimous points-decision at the O2 Arena, making him a mandatory challenger for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.The world body said it had yet to receive “any notification from anyone about a positive anti-doping test allegedly yielded by Dillian Whyte in connection with last Saturday’s fight.“The WBC has requested that the BBBofC, as the local governing entity that oversaw that fight, formally provide any available information to the WBC.”The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has made no comment other than saying all anti-doping procedures were carried out for them by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).UKAD also had no comment.Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Twitter that Whyte and Rivas “were subject to extensive VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) and UKAD testing for their bout.“Both fighters were cleared to fight by both bodies and the BBBofC,” he added.Rivas’s promoter Yvon Michel said on Twitter he had read a report on the Boxing Scene website (www.boxingscene.com) with “great stupefaction”.“Up to this moment nobody on the concerned parties have confirmed or denied to us this information,” he added.American Wilder published an expletive-laden tirade on Instagram yesterday in response to the reports.Whyte, 31, served a two-year ban between 2012 and 2014 after testing positive for a banned stimulant. The BBC said he risked an eight-year ban for a second offence, if confirmed.last_img read more

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Women of Troy look to build off of last season’s triumph

first_imgIn an appropriate reminder of last season’s surprising success, the USC women’s basketball team trounced the Concordia Eagles 120-56 in an exhibition match last Sunday.V for Victory · Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletema, one of USC’s returning team captains, averaged 8.6 points per game last season. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanHead coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke revitalized USC last season, leading the team to a 22-13 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Women of Troy’s trip to the Big Dance — their first in seven years — was sealed after a stunning run to the Pac-12 Tournament title. Cooper-Dyke expects her squad to improve upon its fifth-place finish in the conference’s regular season standings.“My expectations are always to get better every single game,” the second-year coach said. “We have a Pac-12 Tournament Championship to defend,”Cooper-Dyke left her mark on USC as a player by winning two NCAA Championships, the only  two in the program history. As a coach, she continued to make history by leading the Women of Troy to four wins in a four-day span on their way to the aforementioned Pac-12 tourney championship, including an upset of No. 1-seed Stanford in the semifinals.“Coach Cynthia [Cooper-Dyke] instilled hard work, putting in extra time on and off the court,” senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama said. “It’s the small things that helped us last year and got us to a championship. It’s about holding yourself to a higher standard.”Vaioletama scored 12 points in the exhibition, one of seven players that reached double digits.Vaioletama and redshirt sophomore guard Jordan Adams are team captains for the second consecutive year. Last season, Vaioletama averaged 8.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. She put up career-high 18 rebounds in a loss to Cal State Northridge on Dec. 10, 2013. Vaioletema’s efforts earned her Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention.Adams was a McDonald’s All-American and a WBCA All-American out of high school, and earned a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention last season.“I worked extremely hard over the summer,” Adams said. “I did my individual workouts, but it was more of a mentality thing. Stepping up as a leader, setting and example on and off court. For me, it was about being the go-to person.”Despite a few early field goals, the Women of Troy suffocated Concordia’s offense for the majority of the game, forcing 30 turnovers and grabbing 53 total rebounds.“It’s a process and it’s a mentality,” first-year associate head coach Beth Burns said. “Those of us that really appreciate the defensive side of the ball get rather insulted when people say defense is just hustle.”All five of USC’s newcomers made their presence known on the hardwood Sunday. Freshman forward Kristen Simon was the Women of Troy’s top-scorer, finishing with 19 points and 15 rebounds.“It felt good,” Simon said. “I had surgery in the summer, so it’s been a long time since I played a game. The support from my teammates helped me out, so it felt good going back out there.”The Women of Troy looked like a cohesive unit, even without Kate Oliver, Cassie Harberts and Ariya Crook. Oliver and Harberts were lost to graduation, and Crook was dismissed from the team because of a university and team policy violation. Cooper-Dyke says that moving on without Crook’s contributions will be a team effort. “It gives an opportunity for other people — Jordan Adams, Alexyz Vaioletama, Kaneisha Horn — other players to really step up into that role.” Cooper-Dyke said. “I’m going to look for them and lean on them to really step their game up.”Along with the five new players, Burns and new assistant coach Taja Edwards make their debut at Troy this season.The Women of Troy have a challenging road trip ahead of them to begin the regular. On Saturday, they face No. 2 South Carolina. The Gamecocks finished first in the SEC last season, eventually making it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.Historically, USC has yet to win a game against South Carolina, with the two teams’ most recent meeting resulting in a 70-50 Gamecock win at the Galen Center last season. South Carolina’s leading scorer, Aleighsa Welch, returns this season, hoping to improve upon her 30.5 points per game mark from 2013-2014. Welch earned an All-American Honorable Mention last season and was named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team. Cooper-Dyke knows that beating “the other USC” will not be easy.“We go on the road with number two in the nation, the University of South Carolina,” Cooper-Dyke said. “That’s gonna be a pretty tough game to start with.”On Monday, USC will head to North Carolina to face the Davidson Wildcats. Both of the Wildcats top scorers from a season ago — Hannah Early and Dakota Dukes — will return this year. Early led the team with 31.2 points per game last season.Cooper-Dyke is shooting for the upper-echelon of the Pac-12 and sees all opponents as a stepping-stone to prepare the Women of Troy for the rigor of the conference.“All of those games are gonna help to get us ready for a very tough Pac 12 schedule,” she said.Vaioletama admitted that her teammates feel that they must prove their conference tournament win was not a fluke.“It’s gonna be tough this year,” Vaioletema said. “We haven’t gained that respect from last year for winning the Pac-12 tournament. We have to prove something; we have something to prove.”last_img read more

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Betcart agrees new content partnership

first_img SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Award-winning developer, BetGames.TV has announced that it has integrated its content onto the platform of renowned sportsbook in the BCourt Group Betcart. Betcart is not only an official sponsor of Real Madrid C.F. Football Club, but it is also now offering fixed odds live games that combine traditional betting with popular lotteries in its main market Iran.After successful commercial expansions via B2B Platforms and Direct partnerships throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and The Americas, BetGames.tv is now expanding its reach into the Middle-East. By launching with a raft of regional and International Operators BetGames.tv has emphasised its aim to achieve continued success within this exciting emerging region.All nine high-performance games from BetGames.TV portfolio, including Bet on Poker, Bet on Baccarat, War of Bets, Dice, Dice Duel, Wheel of Fortune and the lottery games Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7 are now available to Betcarts’ customers. Christian Maglia, BetGames.tv‘s Head of Sales of the Lithuanian games provider stated: “This deal is testament to our continued investment and expansion in the region and Betcart is a trusted business partner of BetGames.tv so the integration of Betgames.tv live games will strengthen their portfolio significantly, with an entertaining and revenue-driving solution. We are looking forward to a successful and a long-term partnership.” When Betcart signed the deal to become an official partner of Real Madrid, the group’s CEO Dave Gal, credited last year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge with providing the platform to negotiate a “landmark deal” with the now 12-time European champions. This year’s event will continue to explore sponsorship within football, to find out more Click on the below banner. Share Share Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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A Tragic Two Vehicle Crash Leaves Elderly Woman Dead

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Police have identified the seventy one year old woman as Jane Lauber. Jane’s eighty–two year old husband Benjamin Lauber was driving south bound on Hubbard Lake Road with his wife in the front passenger seat.A Ford F–1–50 driving Northbound crossed the center line striking the couple’s car head on. Jane Lauber was pronounced dead on the scene and both drivers were transported to Mid Michigan Medical Center in Alpena.Police confirmed alcohol was a factor in the crash.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Partridge Point Park added to DNR forestry propertyNext Bank Customers should beware of fraudulent text messageslast_img read more

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Local coaches lack support- Odartey Lamptey

first_imgFormer Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey has told Joy Sports that local coaches, especially former national players, lack support from football administrators.The FIFA U-17 gold medalist believes impatience from fans and administrators is also to blame for the misfortunes of these local coaches.The 37 year old, who was guest on the JOY Sports Link on Saturday believes “local coaches are not given much time to succeed. It is true that coaches are hired and fired but sometimes the time and the support are not there. That is Ghana for you. For instance, when C.K and I were at Eleven Wise, we got support in the beginning but the latter stage was a bit problematic. Sometimes all it takes is patience. Most of the fans of traditional clubs don’t have patience and it doesn’t take a short time to build a club and put it on the winning path.”Nii Odartey Lamptey who currently runs a football Academy, Glow Lamp Football Academy in the Central Region played for top European sides including Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven and Aston Villa player.He added “supporters have been given too much room to operate and so they sometimes dictate to management of football clubs.”“That is what happened to C.K. at Hearts of Oak. It was the supporters who masterminded his sack from the team.” With eleven games gone down so far in the 2012/2013 premier league season, four coaches have been sacked from their respective teams.Three of the casualties, Mohammed Gargo (RTU), Yaw Acheampong (Ashgold) and C.K. Akunnor (Hearts of Oak) are all former players of the Black Stars.last_img read more

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