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first_img“We will not allow the rebels to sow fear,” assures Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade. “We will not allow the rebels to sow fear,” assures Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade. “We will not allow the rebels to sow fear,” assures Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade. PNA PHOTO RA 11479 is being questioned even by those from the legal sector and the academe over some of the alleged provisions that violate the 1987 Constitution, especially on the Bill of Rights. These killings and use of indiscriminate force in armed conflict, according to Pasaporte, were direct violations to the international human law.He also slammed the rebels for violating the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. “We deployed our troops to conduct pursuit operations against NPAs together with our counterparts in the [Philippine National Police],” Pasaporte said.The top Army official assured that government forces in Negros Island are in control of the situation. “We will not allow the rebels to sow fear to the communities despite the crisis brought by coronavirus disease 2019,” he said. Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, 303IB commander, said a series of shooting incidents staged by NPA insurgents in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental resulted to the deaths of several civilians.   BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGAcenter_img President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month signed the anti-terror law despite opposition from various sectors over some the provisions that allegedly violate human rights. At least 10 petitions have already been filed before the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terror Law./PN BACOLOD City – The Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) based in the town of Murcia, Negros Occidental denounced the New People’s Army (NPA) for supposedly violating the controversial Republic Act (RA) No. 11479, or the Anti–Terrorism Act of 2020.last_img read more


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first_imgLUBBOCK, Texas – Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center maintains a very visible role while backing both IMCA SportMod divisions this year. In addition to returning as title sponsor for the Southern SportMod class for a fourth consecutive season, the Lubbock, Texas, GM part retailer, Chevrolet engine dealer and certified engine rebuilder is part of the national decal program for Southern and Northern SportMods. SDPC will provide a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in na­tional stand­ings for Southern SportMods; this is the company’s third year of partnership in regard to the na­tional decal program.Point fund checks will be presented during the national awards banquet in Novem­ber or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Southern and Northern SportMod driv­ers are required to display two Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. “What we like best about our partnership with IMCA, number one, is that we sell a lot of sealed engines to a lot of the same customers who come to us for parts,” said Keith Wilson, SDPC outside sales and business development manager. “The Southern SportMod point fund is one way for us to return that support.”“Second is brand promotion,” he continued. “We can reach out through IMCA to drivers who don’t know us currently.”More information about parts and engines available from fourth generation and family-owned SDPC is available by calling 800 456-0211, on Facebook and at the www.sdparts.com website.Jesse Baldwin of Aztec, N.M., was the 2015 Southern SportMod national champion. Taylor Florio of Copperas Cove, Texas, was national rookie of the year, the first female driver in any IMCA divi­sion to earn that award. Southern SportMods make their Boone Speedway debut on opening night of the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 5. “We’ve really grown comfortable with the partnership with Scoggin-Dickey and their professionalism is really top flight,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “There are lots of new developments at SDPC that will continue to leverage them as one of the best sources for IMCA engines in the country.”last_img read more


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first_imgTrenton R. Thornburg, age 25 of Franklin, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Born January 8, 1995 in Muncie, Indiana, he is the son of Susan Moeller Bohman and Mark Thornburg. He was an HVAC Technician for Lennox National.Trent enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. He was a great listener, genuinely caring and generous individual who always put his friends and family first. It was not uncommon for him to ‘pay it forward’ if he felt the other person was in need. He found joy in the simple things in life and only saw the good in others. Trent is survived by his mother Susan Bohman of Batesville; father Mark Thornburg of Albany, Indiana; stepfather Dale Bohman of Hamburg; sister Kayla Bork of Petersburg, Michigan; brothers Branson Thornburg of Monroe, Michigan, Devin Childers of Louisville, Kentucky, Matthew Thornburg of Batesville, Joseph Bohman of Hamburg; grandparents Patricia and Richard Moeller of Hamburg, Regina and Willard Williamson of Muncie, Indiana; step grandparents Paula and Richard Bohman of Hamburg as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Richard Thornburg and step grandmother Barbara Thornburg.Trent will be cremated. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until Noon Wednesday, June 10th, at the Weigel Funeral Home. Attendees will need to observe social distancing while in the funeral home and masks will be respected. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be at a later date. The family requests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Riley’s Children’s Hospital. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more


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first_imgLONDON: There will be no replays during the 2020/21 season of the FA Cup, England’s Football Association said on Thursday while announcing the schedule of the tournament for next season. “In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season,” said the FA in its statement. The preliminary rounds will begin on September 1 after which the qualifications will begin on September 22. The first round of matches will be played on November 7. The final is scheduled for May 15, 2021. “The list of accepted clubs and round exemptions have also been released, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August,” said the FA. IANS Also Watch: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Condemns Attack in Zubeen Garglast_img read more


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first_imgBEIJING: The 2020 China Badminton Super League will run from August 27 to September 14 in Chengdu, the Chinese Badminton Association announced on Monday.Eight clubs, including 2018-19 Super League champions Zhejiang Nengyuan, will participate in the mixed team league that will run in a knockout competition format this year. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all games will be played in empty arenas, with all players, coaches and other staff required to take nucleic acid tests before the tournament. IANS Also Watch: Assam Guv Bats for Good Governance in BTADlast_img


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first_imgGLOBAL  SOCCERFormer Super Eagles ace, Osaze Odemwingie, made an unceremonious exit from Rotherham United via a text message to his manager after a short spell at the English club. On Monday, he was unveiled by an Indonesian club, Madura United. Many are worried about Odemwingie’s new port of call. Does this mean he may never play top flight football again, Kunle Adewale writes Osaze Odemwingie on Monday joined Indonesia’s top-flight club, Madura United, to help them navigate League 1. The former Nigerian international who had featured for La Louvière, Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow, West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Bristol City and Rotherham United now joins the likes of Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, Odion Ighalo, Obafemi Martins that are plying their trade in Asia.Call him the journeyman of Nigerian football and one would not be far from the obvious. Since his breakthrough from the then Nigerian Premier League side, Bendel Insurance to Belgian club, La Louviere, Odemwingie had gone on to play for seven other European clubs. It was therefore no surprise to many when Osaze turned his attention to Indonesia.The 35-year-old Nigerian winger will be tested first in a few exhibition matches in Cilacap, Central Java and Yogyakarta.“The agreement with the player is 99 per cent complete as we’ve agreed on the pre-contract conditions,” Madura United team manager, Haruna Soemitro, said via the club’s social media accounts.“Odemwingie’s quality conforms to the team’s current needs, yet we need to see his performance during the pre-season matches in Cilacap and Yogyakarta next week,” Soemitro added.When Odemwingie signed a short-term contract with Rotherham United after an uneventful stint with Stoke City, many saw the move as new lease of life for the Beijing Olympics silver medalist to rediscover his form but it was not to be as loss of form and indiscipline characterised his stay with the Millers.With offers not coming from main stream European clubs, speculation about his next port of call had been a subject of discussion, with many of the opinion that it might be another “missionary journey” this time to the Far East or United States, which are generally considered as the retirement haven for players.Paul Okuku, in a telephone chat with THISDAY from his base in the United States noted that it was not totally over for the former Bendel Insurance player as far European football was concerned, but he admitted that age was no more on his side to contend with the physical and tactical nature of European football.“Though I have to admit that age is not really on his side and injury had not really helped matters, with determination and right frame of mind he can still play in top flight European football. He however has to be in the right shape to contend with the physicality of European football.“After all, we’ve seen players play at the highest level at age 35 and above. Luigi Buffon is still playing in the World Cup qualifiers for Italy even at the age of 39, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is above 35 and still doing well for Manchester United. So, Odemwingie could still play at the top level in Europe if he conditions himself well.“However, if he feels it’s time to have a stint in the Far East; it’s still not a bad idea. After all, there are players in the league in these countries that are still representing their countries very well,” Okoku said.Odemwingie was born in Tashkent, Uzbek, to a Nigerian father (Peter Odemwingie Snr.) and a Russian mother (Raisa), both of whom were medical students. He moved with his family to Nigeria when he was two years old before returning to Russia to complete his secondary education. Whilst living in Russia, he played in the youth teams at KAMAZ and CSKA Moscow. At the age of 17, he moved back to Nigeria and after spending a short time with amateurs AS Racines Lagos, he became a professional with Nigeria Premier League side, Bendel Insurance.After an unsuccessful trial with Anderlecht, he signed for La Louviere in 2003 and made his mark by helping the club to win the Belgian Cup in his first season, which also earned the club qualification into the UEFA Cup.Scoring nine goals in 44 appearances attracted the attention of the French Ligue 1 side, Lille and before long, he was a starter in the first team playing for the French side. Famous for his technique and pace, the Nigerian player was monitored by a number of prestigious European clubs.In 2007, he signed for Lokomotiv Moscow for a reported fee of US$14 million on a four-year contract. In three seasons for Lokomotiv, Odemwingie became the driving force of the attack and one of their most important players. During his time there he managed 21 goals in the Russian Premier League from 75 games.In 2010, Odemwingie signed for English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract, with the option of a third year in the club’s favour. Later in August, it was announced that Odemwingie had signed a new three-year agreement with West Bromwich Albion, after a £4,000,000 bid from Wigan Athletic was turned down by the club.In 2013, Odemwingie signed a two-year contract with Cardiff City for £2.25 million. Speaking after the move Odemwingie stated that he was eager for a fresh start in his career.He developed a good relationship with manager Malky Mackay who stated that Odemwingie “is a joy to work with.” However Mackay was replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2014 and Odemwingie fell out of favour.In January 2014, Odemwingie joined Stoke City on an 18-month contract in a player-exchange with Kenwyne Jones, a move he described as a “step forward”.A knee ligament injury however ruled him out for most of the season, managing eight appearances. After struggling for playing time with Stoke in 2015-16, Odemwingie joined Championship side Bristol City on loan in March 2016. He played seven times for the Robins scoring twice. He was released by Stoke at the end of the 2015–16 season.Odemwingie represented Nigeria at the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Nations Cup. In 2008, he was selected as an over-age player for Nigeria at the Beijing Olympic, scoring in the quarter-final against Côte d’Ivoire as the team earned the silver medal after losing the final to defending champions, Argentina,Odemwingie was also part of the Nigeria team to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but dispute with Stephen Keshi cost him a place to the 2013 AFCON, which Nigeria won. He was however named in the team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which may as well be his last appearance in the colours of Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1center_img UPDATED: June 17, 2:45 p.m.Lazarus Sims has left Syracuse University for an assistant coaching position at Binghamton University.After serving as SU’s coordinator of player development and assistant strength and conditioning coach for the last five years, Sims has been hired as an assistant coach under Bearcats head coach Tommy Dempsey, according to a Binghamton University press release.Sims played at Syracuse from 1991-96, serving as the starting point guard for the Orange in the 1996 NCAA championship game against Kentucky. His 281 assists that season are the second-highest single-season total in SU history.He played professionally in the United States Basketball League, International Basketball Association, International Basketball League and Continental Basketball Association. Stops included Szczecin in Poland and a three-year stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textsebail01@syr.edulast_img read more


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first_imgThe sponsor of the annual Women Basketball League, Zenith Bank, has hailed Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress, for retaining the FIBA Afrobasket Championship on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal.D’Tigress were glorious in the final match as they defeated Senegal 60-55 in a pulsating encounter which kept spectators and fans at home on the edge for the better part of the game.The champions opened the game outstandingly as they won the first quarter 14-10, the second 18-14 and third 16-13.It was a shock in the last quarter as the home side erased Nigeria’s 11-point lead and also took the lead before D’Tigress rallied back to win with five points. The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, expressed delight over the fighting spirit of the Nigeria’s women basketball team especially in the final.Onyeagwu noted that it was heart-warming to see the team win all games at the continental basketball fiesta.He said: “We congratulate the team because of the consistency displayed. It is not easy to beat a team playing at home in any final match and that was what D’Tigress did in spite of the huge 15,000 fans behind the Senegalese side at the arena.“The ladies have proved themselves as true champions of Africa and we are so proud of this. Winning the trophy back-to-back is particularly exciting.“As sponsors of the Nigerian Women League, we believe we are part of this success story because some of the players from the league feature in the national team.”An example of Onyeagwu’s remark is D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator, who was a product of the Zenith Bank Basketball League. She emerged as one of the most outstanding players at the 2019 Afrobasket Championship.Akhator was the biggest contributor for Nigeria as she hit 14 points. Promise Amukamara and Ezinne Kalu were the other players with double digits as they slammed 12 and 13 points respectively.In the first match against Tunisia which Nigeria won 75-26, Akhator was also the biggest performer.Other top national women team players who graduated from the league to the national team in recent time include; Nkechi Akasiki, Nkem Akaraiwe, Upe Atosu and Chioma Udeaja.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


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first_imgThe World Esports Association (“WESA“) has announced that OpTic Gaming has joined as a member of the association and FaZe Clan is a full member once more. FaZe Clan were one of the founding members of WESA but left after a few weeks. There was much debate as to why and it was reported that a key reason was a demand for exclusivity with ESL. You can read the IGN story here. “We are honored that OpTic Gaming, one of the most popular esports teams in the world with a massive social following and fan base, has elected to join WESA.  We are also pleased that FaZe Clan will remain as a Member of our organisation,” commented Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner, WESA. He continued: “The recent team additions to WESA demonstrate our continued commitment to bringing the world’s best esports organizations together in order to positively impact professional esports. Having the expertise and professionalism of OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan as part of WESA will greatly aid us in fulfilling that mission.”“We share the same vision as WESA and its membership to professionalise the esports industry,” said Hector Rodriguez, Owner, OpTic Gaming. “We look forward to working with the organisation and our fellow Members on advancing the progress that they have already made.”OpTic Gaming joins ten other esports teams (EnVyUS, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Renegades, SK Gaming and Virtus.pro), and ESL as members of WESA.WESA’s aim is to further professionalise esports by introducing elements of player representation, standardised regulations and revenue shares for teams. It seeks to “create predictable schedules for fans, players, organisers and broadcasters, and bring all stakeholders to the discussion table”.“We’re impressed with WESA’s growth and impact on the industry over the last year. Expanding membership with more North American teams, introducing key regulations and the commitment of member organisations to abide by the changes, and a new Commissioner with a background in the traditional media space really solidified our interest in remaining a part of WESA, “ said Erik Anderson, Manager, FaZe Clan. “FaZe Clan is committed to being an active member of WESA moving forward and growing the esports industry.”Esports Insider says: After SK Gaming and Renegades joined recently, WESA has now received another boost. A lot of the idea behind WESA rings true in Riot’s recent North American LCS franchising system – but it’s not really applicable to CS:GO. Congratulations to OpTic, FaZe and WESA on the news.last_img read more


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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The Alpena Combat Readiness and Training Center will host a town hall meeting this Thursday to go over results from local water well testing.80 wells around the base were tested for contaminated water. So far, results from 62 wells have already come back, showing levels well the EPA standards (70 parts per trillion). The highest level found in the wells was 29.7 PPT. The problem chemicals in the water were perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). These chemicals are used in firefighting foams. Professionals will be on hand to answer questions and go through the results.The doors will open at 4:30pm at the Collins Center on base. An open house will lead up to the formal town hall that is schedule to start at 6:00pm.For a list of results from the 62 wells tested, visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality right here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Exchange Student Opens Up About His Time in Northeast MichiganNext Potential meteor ignites Southern Michigan skylast_img read more