City hall job hire gunned down at birthday party

first_imgILOILO City – A job hire of the citygovernment was shot to death by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants whileattending a birthday party in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district. Siacon said that Argenal was tagged as a“high-value” drug target and was allegedly under the groups of Ernesto Bolivarand Richard Previndido. Siacon also said the victim was linked inthe killing of a provincial survey aide of the Department of AgrarianReform 6 last June 6 in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro district. Recovered from the crime scene werethree empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol. “He (Argenal) was our suspect in killingSalario through his tattoo on his left foot but the case was not filed becauseof lack of evidence and witnesses. He was also reportedly a gun-for-hiresuspect. We could not really ascertain the motive because of his involvementsin several criminal cases,” Siacon added. One of the suspects peppered Argenal withbullets. Argenal was attending a birthday partyin the house of Lino Londres and they were having a drinking session, Siacon added. “Argenal was also tagged as the suspectin the shooting of Noli Cayanan sometime in 2015, but the case was settled,” hesaid. center_img The 30-year-old Felix Argenal Jr. diedof gunshot wounds on the body and head. As of now, the police are stillgathering evidences and looking for the witnesses who were in the area when thevictim was killed. “We are trying to get the footage fromthe closed-circuit television in the vicinity and hopefully we can identifythem (suspects),” Siacon said./PN “Based on our investigation, two backriders were seen in the area. One of them shot the victim and told the peopleinside to drop while his accomplice served as lookout,” Siacon told Panay News. According to Siacon, four armed men,wearing helmets and face masks, alighted from their motorcycles in front of Londres’house. The two back riders then went inside. Jaro Police station chief CaptainEduardo Siacon said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Friday. last_img read more

Youth teams hit the road

first_img admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio VEAZIE — Two teams from Mount Desert Island, the MDI travel team and the MDI Junior Trojans, traveled to take part in the third-and-fourth-grade Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic over the weekend. One MDI team hit the road to play in the Old Town/Orono Bob Messier Classic tournament for fifth-and-sixth-grade girls.Chris Lilly of the MDI third/fourth grade travel basketball team drives into the paint against Ellsworth’s Downeast Family YMCA team at the Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic in Veazie on March 7.—JEFF WALLSAt the Hoop Classic, the MDI travel team, a privately funded island team, made it to the semifinals before falling to the eventual champions, Hermon, by a score of 39-33. To get to that level, MDI beat Ellsworth – coming from behind late in the game to get the 31-29 win. The team then faced Orrington in a game that wasn’t quite as close, getting the victory by a slightly larger margin of 35-23. In the last game of the prelim match-ups, MDI lost to the host Orono/Veazie team 28-24.The Junior Trojans, an MDI YMCA team, went 0-4 at the tournament, losing to Hermon, Coastal, Holbrook, and Orono-Veazie. But the team did have its shining moments, according to head coach Loren Hubbard. The Junior Trojan team consists of Brennan Hubbard, Marcus Parsons, Russell Kropff, Graham Good, Billy Kerley, Colby Lee, Spencer Michaud, Parker Madera, Finn McConomy and Hunter Dougherty.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn Old Town, the MDI YMCA girls’ fifth-and-sixth-grade team went 0-4 at the Bob Messier Invitational, taking hits from Glenburn, Brewer, Presque Isle and Houlton.Just across town, many of MDI’s athletes had already competed earlier in the day, in the water, not on the court. “We had some girls that were tired after the weekend because the tournament happened right in the middle of the swimming championships. It didn’t really hurt us but they were really tired,” said Coach Tapley. “We also had some girls that were out sick with the flu. We have been together about three weeks and these other teams have been together since basketball started. So we have a little catching up to do, but they did really well.”The MDI YMCA girls’ team is Julianna Cleaves, Kirsten DiMauro, Alexis Durgin, Gabrielle Link, Keeley McConomy, Eliza McGarr and Sierra Tapley.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Alum helps homeless develop healthy habits

first_imgAt a time when Los Angeles has the largest chronically homeless population in the country, a USC alumnus has partnered with the USC Caruso Catholic center to combat the issue through an unconventional angle — cooking.Photo courtesy of Jack Lahey A helping hand · Jack Lahey, a USC alumnus, co-created Nourished to help the formerly homeless build lasting relationships with USC students through the shared experiences of cooking healthy food and eating it together.Nourished is a service organization that connects USC students with residents of supportive housing in the Los Angeles area. During weekly visits, volunteers and residents share the experience of cooking healthy recipes and eating together.For volunteers and residents alike, what starts as an opportunity to give and receive food becomes a chance to build new relationships and discover new perspectives.According to Jack Lahey, co-founder and project manager of Nourished and a recent masters in social work graduate from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the idea for the program arose from a brainstorming discussion during which he and his adviser Benjamin Henwood, a professor at the School of Social Work, evaluated the best way to tackle the issue of homelessness.Lahey said that they analyzed other non-profit organizations as case studies, and discovered that while some organizations work upstream to address the institutional forces and social constructions that give rise to inequalities, others try to aid as many individual people as possible.“What’s good about Nourished is we’re trying to meet in the middle,” Lahey said. “We’re meeting an immediate need, but we’re also addressing long-term concerns about health access, nutrition, preventative health, and alienation and loneliness for somebody who was on the street and now is housed.”Lahey said that he and Henwood took an analytical and research-driven approach to planning the Nourished program. For example, their emphasis on healthy eating arose from data they found on the rates of chronic disease among homeless people in the United States.“The health burden on this population is the highest health burden in terms of chronic diseases that any population sees in our country,” Lahey said. “Rates of diabetes [are] around 40 percent, high blood pressure [is] over 50 percent and life expectancy in terms of real years lost is around 10 years.”Given that many other potential problems accompany living without a stable home, eating healthy    food    regularly is one step toward correcting eating habits that could evolve into more serious health concerns later on.However, Lahey  said  that the program is about more than just providing people with healthy food each week, as it also aims to educate participants on how to prepare meals based on instructions from the weekly recipes.Since the recipes are designed to be budget-friendly, diabetic-friendly and low-sodium, residents can take their new knowledge of cooking to their daily lives. The result is an actual change in behavior where residents become more independent and understanding of healthy eating choices.After preparing the food each night, the volunteers and residents eat together. They chat, share stories and discuss current events.In the end, there is an exchange of life experiences that broadens perspectives and nurtures understanding.For Lahey, the work that Nourished is doing has academic and professional value to students because of the way  that it humanizes and connects individual people to the larger issue of homelessness in Los Angeles.“These experiences put a face to social issues you might write about or academically understand but don’t really have a real emotional, visceral connection to,” Lahey said.last_img read more

Michigan State hands Wisconsin women’s basketball 5th-straight loss

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team has played the best teams in the Big Ten right to the wire throughout the season but have yet to come away with that signature victory. Thursday’s game provided the Badgers yet another chance to knock off an upper-echelon Big Ten team by way of No. 23 Michigan State. And much like they have all season, Wisconsin once again played tough but couldn’t overcome six Spartan’s who scored in double-figures and fell to Michigan State 76-66 at the Kohl Center.Throughout the game Wisconsin (10-16, 3-11 Big Ten) struggled to contain the inside presence of the Spartans’(18-8, 10-3) frontcourt that featured 6-foot-4 forward Becca Mills and 6-foot-3 forward Annalise Pickrel. Mills led the team in scoring with 15 points while Pickrel added 12.Another 6-foot-3 forward, Jasmine Hines, came off the bench and chipped in ten of her own points. The Michigan State bigs were instrumental in the Spartans dominating the rebounding total, 34-25, with 16 of those coming off the offensive glass.Guards, Branndais Agee and Tori Jankoska rounded out the double-figure scoring for the Spartans, adding ten and 14 points each.Badger head coach Bobbie Kelsey tried switching up defenses throughout the game to stop the Spartans scoring attack, deploying a series of zones and full-court presses. However, with Michigan State having so many players who can score, the changeup in defenses often went to no avail.“We tried to go with our zone for a little bit, but then one or two [players] got loose,” Kelsey said. “But you know they just have some great athletes over there. There’s a reason why they’re ranked in the country. But when you have big Hines and Mills in there; we don’t have that kind of punch to hold them off.”What the Badgers did have to throw at the Spartans to combat their size inside was redshirt junior forward Michala Johnson. Johnson entered the game as the Badgers’ leading scorer but was held to just four points in the first half. She finished the game with a team-high 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting.Johnson was joined in the scoring column with senior guard Taylor Wurtz who had 15 points and junior Jacki Gulczynski who had 11. Sophomore Nicole Bauman chipped in eight points and senior Morgan Paige finished with nine points.The Spartans weren’t going to let Johnson dominate like she did in their first meeting this season. Johnson scored 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting Jan. 30 in the Badgers’ first meeting with the Spartans this season.Michigan State used their guards to double-team Johnson, forcing turnovers and preventing her from scoring in the first half. The Spartans scored 21 points off of 14 Badger turnovers throughout the game.“It really just wasn’t their bigs that were stopping me from scoring,” Johnson said. “They were double-teaming me. They had a guard on the backside. In the first half maybe I was a little bit hesitant. I wasn’t getting the ball as much or wasn’t scoring as much. In the second half I just had to turn it up a notch.”Despite losing to their second ranked opponent in a row, the Badgers kept the game close throughout. They found themselves down by eight, 39-31 to start the second half, but rallied to cut the Michigan State lead to four, five times in the second half. Following two Johnson free throws, the Badgers were down just 70-66 with 1:53 remaining. But a couple of decisive offensive rebounds and free throws by the Spartans put to rest any hope of a comeback for Wisconsin.Although they haven’t been able to pull out these close games, Kelsey said she’s encouraged by the runs her team has put up in the second halves of games this season. She knows her players aren’t giving up anytime soon.“The good thing about these kids is that they don’t give, they don’t hang their head,” Kelsey said. “I’m sad for them because we’re trying everything but we’re just not getting the results. It’s not for a lack of effort or a lack of passion or want. For whatever reason, we can’t get that one little push. We just have to keep trying.”Much like Kelsey, Wurtz believes that these close games have given her and her teammates the confidence that they can play with anyone in the highly competitive Big Ten. They’ll need that confidence as Big Ten regular season play wraps up and they head to the Big Ten tournament.“We can play with any team in this conference,” Wurtz said. “We just have to figure out a way to close it. And like coach said, we just have to get back to practice, pay attention to details, like boxing out. It’s just those little things that we’re not executing. But we’ll figure it out. We have to get to practice and keep working hard.”last_img read more

Syracuse League of Legends team finds identity through tribulation

first_img Published on May 11, 2020 at 6:05 pm gfpagano@syr.edu The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.It was snowing hard on the morning of Feb. 8, and that meant internet problems for Syracuse’s League of Legends team. Forced to forfeit the opening game of its match against Boston College, the team was down 1-0 in a best-of-three series and in danger of falling short for a second-straight week. Chemistry and resilience saved them. The players strung together two victories to win the series — it was that weekend when they found an identity, team event director Ryan Luo said.“Beyond just competing, we shared a love for the game itself,” Luo said. “It was an important part of our success this first year.”One of 90 North American teams in the College League of Legends tournament, SU battled for six consecutive Saturdays this spring but fell short of the five-win threshold needed to secure a playoff spot, finishing 4-2. Before this year, the club was independent from the university and played in the North America Cyber Gaming league, open to both high schoolers and college students, said team captain Alvin Chow.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter hearing Syracuse’s esports club was looking to construct a League of Legends team, Chow and four teammates from the NACG team tried out together last fall and became building blocks for SU’s starting team.“We went to try out as a team, because of our ranks and years of chemistry,” Chow said. “We easily beat every other team.”Pre-match preparationAs the season progressed, Syracuse practiced more frequently, going from a few practices per month to four times per week and, in the process, developed better timing and chemistry.Part of the weekly preparation was the ongoing discussion of choosing characters, coach Adam Gordon said. SU players weighed which characters’ strengths were most valuable and which weaknesses they were willing to accept. They reviewed which characters worked best in past games, but they also spent an equal amount of time looking at opponents’ past character selections — both successful and unsuccessful ones.Syracuse used that research to develop a weekly plan for the “ban-pick” phase, where each team selects five characters to use and five that no one can use. Gordon and the team managers also spent time examining professional leagues in North America, Europe, China and Korea to learn about navigating any potential updates in the game.ShortcomingsA 2-0 loss against Penn State on Feb. 22 eliminated SU from playoff contention. Syracuse struggled to find a response to the combination of characters that Penn State selected during the “ban-pick” phase, and there was a clear skill gap, Chow said. The loss highlighted the team’s lack of experience and coordination. Leading up to the match, SU dwelled on NACG losses against Penn State from the previous two years, which created a psychological obstacle the team couldn’t overcome, Chow said. Most of all, this year’s loss pointed out holes in the team and gameplan, Luo said.“They definitely came in more prepared than we did,” Luo said. “While our players played well individually, we were definitely not at the same level Penn State was at playing together.”The second loss, 2-0 against Waterloo, taught the inexperienced unit the importance of a strong start, Gordon said. SU turned to conservative picks, thinking they would settle in for the first match and then make up ground late in the game. Waterloo did the opposite, and its boldness and coordination created a deficit that Syracuse couldn’t overcome.Building for next yearDuring the offseason, which started at the beginning of March and goes until October, players find it important to practice finger speed, game strategies, and skills, Chow said.Coaches and players have to work on expanding the team’s personal champion character pool by learning more about their existing champions and familiarizing themselves with new ones, he said. They will study professionals during the offseason and also improve their vision scores — which indicate how significant a player’s performance was — and their “ban-pick” plans.Developing chemistry and trust will be key for next season, Luo said, especially when the game is out of the coaching staff’s hands and research and planning become irrelevant. That’s when perseverance, engraved in this team’s new identity, will dictate its comeback story, Luo said.“A true master is an eternal student,” said Jiashu Yue, a starting support player. “Although we made great progress this season, there (are) still a lot of things that need to be done.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Premier League action tonight

first_imgThe Baggies are in poor form going into the match having lost 3 in row.If Spurs lose tonight and Leicester beat Manchester United next Sunday the Foxes will become championsKick off this evening is at 8. Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned about their Champions League qualification place.A goalless draw at Sunderland means they stay fourth.Although five points clear of Manchester United they have played a game more.One positive note for Arsenal was that Jack Wilshere came on as a substitute in his first Premier League appearance this season after recovering from a broken leg.last_img read more

Paintsil’s wife denies assault allegations against husband

first_imgIn a dramatic twist, Richlove Paintsil, wife of Black Stars defender John Paintsil has denied reports she was assaulted and stabbed by her husband.She told Joy News it was only a domestic quarrel which must not be aired or published.Greater Accra Police PRO Freeman Tettey had confirmed to Joy News the arrest of John Paintsil over allegations he stabbed his wife.He said the Black Stars defender has been charged for assault and causing body harm.He also said the wife fell unconscious, rushed to the hospital and is receiving treatment.But in a dramatic twist the wife told Joy News it was only a domestic quarrel. She would not go into details on what happened, except to warn the interviewer to respect her rights to privacy.Richlove Paintsil also cautioned against the publishing or airing of the incident.She said the police account must not be taken seriously. She said she is heading to the Legon Police where her husband has been held to secure his release.Play the attached audio for the deniallast_img read more

Samuel Inkoom highly motivated by team of the week selection

first_imgGhana International Samuel Inkoom says making it into the recent team of the week in the Turkish top flight will spur him on to do more.Inkoom, who spoke to Joy Sports earlier today said, though self motivation has driven all his big performances for the Turkish top flight side, this new recognition will give him even bigger reason to give %100 on a consistent basis. The 26-year-old player was named in the ideal squad for the week after his side’s 1-0 win over Mersin Idmanyurdu last Sunday.  “This is the team of the week and I am included. This is great and it surely places big responsibility on me to produce even bigger performances in subsequent games,” he told Joy Sports.Inkoom who joined the club five months ago has made 12 appearances for the Antalya-based club. Added to this are three man of the match awards which he won in the course of the season.”Playing at the highest level in Europe requires a lot of discipline which I have applied throughout my career. It is our duty as players to ensure that the fans who pay to come and watch us in warm or cold weather get good results and performances to smile about. I am committed to doing more,” Inkoom told Joy Sports.The 25-year-old lasted the entire duration as his side defeated Trabzonspor 7-0 in a premier league game on Friday. Inkoom, was a member of the Black Satellites team of Ghana that won the Under-20 FIFA World Cup and has been part of Ghana’s senior team, the Black Stars at two World Cups – South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.–Follow Nathaniel Attoh for more on @niiattoh5 on twitter @citizen attoh on instagram and nathaniel attoh citizen attoh  on facebooklast_img read more

Tornado warning issued for Palm Beach County

first_imgA Tornado warning has been issued in Palm Beach County until 4: 15 p.m., EST.At 3:46 p.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Lake park to Pall Beach International Airport.“HAZARD – 60MPH winds gusts and quarter size hail,” says The Miami National Weather Service. Those in the area of Haverhill are advised to seek shelter.last_img

Ashwin trolls Ramiz Raja for his translator faux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka…

first_imgAdvertisement 76qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8nwrf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecbj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 12thWould you ever consider trying this?😱0xCan your students do this? 🌚30gfwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin trolled Ramiz Raja for his translator haux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka post match presentation. It was an awkward incident that occurred in the post match presentation in the last T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.Advertisement Sri Lankan leg spinner Wanidu Hasaranga was the man of match in the last T20 match of the bilateral series in Lahore. The young leg spinner of Sri Lanka took 3 important wickets of Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz and Asif Ali in this match. The chief selector of Sri Lankan cricket board, Asantha de Mel was present in the post match presentation ceremony. He came forward during the interview of Wanidu Hasaranga.Advertisement Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja was conducting the post match presentation ceremony. He asked Wanidu Hasaranga if it was his best performance so far in his career. The young Sri Lankan cricketer answered ‘yes’ in perfect tone. Yet Ramiz Raja gave the mic to the chief selector of Sri Lanka, Asantha de Mel to brief his words.The video went viral in the social media and everywhere Ramiz Raja was trolled for his activity. Ravichandran Ashwin also could not resist him from retweeting the video with a comment ‘Lmao morning!!’.Advertisement Lmao morning!! https://t.co/BlICuGcJPv— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 10, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more