Jaro fire leaves P80-K damage

first_imgBased on the initial investigation ofthe Bureau of Fire Protection, the fire began from a bunkhouse owned by RowenaTacadao around 12:20 a.m. The blaze quickly spread to other neighboring bunkhouses. Arson investigators have yet to identifythe cause of the fire as of this writing./PN ILOILO City – Properties estimated to beworth P80,000 went up in smoke after fire gutted 10 bunkhouses in BarangayTacas, Jaro district shortly after yesterday. last_img

Overdose deaths lead to arrests in Switzerland County

first_imgSwitzerland County, Ind. — The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department has made several arrests following two overdose deaths.First responders found Larry Tingle, 53, and Jerry Lewis, 22, both of Vevay, unresponsive on May 20 in a residence on East State Road 56. Efforts to revive the pair were unsuccessful.The investigation led to a search warrant at the property. As a result, George Harlow, 60, was arrested for possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. Shane Hopkins, 29, was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance and possession of narcotics. Buster Harlow, 39, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.Indiana State Police troopers assisted with the investigation.last_img read more

Officials probe response to accidental death in Hamilton County

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Officials are urging caution after a Hamilton County, Ohio teen was killed in a freak accident inside a Honda Odyssey van in the Seven Hills School parking lot.A report from Cincinnati police Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 around 3 p.m. using hands-free commands saying he was trapped in a seat inside the vehicle. Dispatchers were unable to pinpoint his location. Officers soon began searching parking lots on school grounds but were unable to locate the teen.During the 911 exchange with dispatchers Plush reportedly said, “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom I love her.”Plush was found by his father six hours later around 9 p.m. deceased in the van.Law enforcement officials are conducting a review of the call and response by police.According to Consumerreports.com 800,000 Honda Odyssey vans were recalled in 2017 because second-row seats were accidentally tipping forward. It’s unknown if Plush’s van was included in the recall.last_img read more

Near notches IMCA Modified win at Tri-City

first_imgTimmy Near topped the Friday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City Motor Speedway. (Photo by Amanda Kulek)By Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (Aug. 25) – Timmy Near was the IMCA Modified winner on night two of the Battle By the Bay at Tri-City Motor Speedway.The feature field was led to the green flag by 2017 track champion Kody Johnson, who led a majority of the first half of the 20-lap main before Near took control by making the pass in the high groove.Once out front, he pulled away and beat a hard-charging Toby Steele and Gavin Hunyady to the finish. Myron DeYoung and Chaz Pray rounded out the top five.last_img read more

GOA gives $1.5M to help GuyanaNRA prepare for 2018 Commonwealth Games

first_imgTHE Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) has thrown its support behind the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) as they continue to prepare for the 2018 Commonwealth Games set for the Gold Coast, Australia.President of the GOA, K.A Juman Yassin on Thursday presented a cheque worth $1.5M to the GuyanaNRA captain Mahendra Persaud at a simple ceremony held at the GOA office in High Street, Georgetown.Yassin, in remarks, stated that the donation was made through the Commonwealth Games Federation to help the GNRA with their preparations for the Commonwealth Games next year.“The GNRA has been doing exceedingly well and with this we hope to see them on the podium,” he said. He indicated that another donation will be made shortly.He made special mention of Mahendra Persaud and Lennox Brathwaite for their performances over the years, adding that the executive of the GNRA has been working very hard to make the nation proud and he hopes to see the results in Australia.Persaud expressed gratitude to the GOA and said its input will assist them with their training for the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships which is a pre-run to the Commonwealth Games set for the said venue. He said that the assistance will help them to get acclimatised to the conditions as compared to previous championships.Persaud noted that this will be the first time any Guyana team will be present at the championships and they hope to medal.“Our shooters have always held their own but we have been a little off in terms of medals and hopefully with this assistance we can land a spot on the podium,” he posited.last_img read more

Cricket News Don’t live in India if you like players from other countries, Virat Kohli lashes out at fan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli in a video which is going viral on social media can be seen lashing out at an Indian fan who said he didn’t like Indian batsmen and would instead prefer watching Australian and English batsmen play. “He (Virat) is an overrated batsman. Nothing seems special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” the fan wrote.ALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near India-China border in Uttarakhand Kohli was reading comments about him on social media when he came across a message which had these words for him and his Indian teammates. Kohli, while responding to the fan said, “Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then… you should go and live somewhere else, no? Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.”Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to India🤔🤔.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTF pic.twitter.com/tRAX4QbuZI— H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018ALSO READ | Disha Patani disables comments after being trolled The Indian captain had an impressive England tour where he scored more than 500 runs. Kohli recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, where he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest cricketer to scale the 10,000 runs milestone in the 50-over format of the game. He also slammed a hat-trick of centuries in the first three ODIs. last_img read more

Cricket News Australia’s Cricket World Cup team announced, Aaron Finch to lead squad

first_imgNew Delhi: Cricket Australia on Monday announced their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. The tournament which is beginning on 30th May in England and Wales is featuring 10 teams. Despite Steve Smith returning to the side cricket Australia has announced that Aaron Finch will be leading the 15-member squad. Pat Cummins is named as the vice-captain. David Warner and Steve Smith have returned to the squad after completing a year ban from international cricket for ball-tampering controversy. Alex Carey has been included as the specialist wicket-keeper for the world cup.Australia Cricket World Cup 2019 squad: Here is the complete listAaron Finch (c) Usman KhawajaDavid WarnerSteve SmithShaun MarshGlenn MaxwellMarcus StoinisAlex Carey (WK)Pat Cummins (VC)Mitchell StarcJhye RichardsonNathan Coulter-NileJason BehrendorffNathan LyonAdam ZampaAustralia will be playing two spinners, Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon and two all-rounders, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis. Australia has included five pacers in the squad. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Silver’s good as gold against Canada, eh?

first_imgAs thousands of red-clad Canadians stood together singing “O, Canada,” citizens across our great nation expressed their dislike for our neighbors to the north, going as far as saying “Fuck Canada.” Isn’t that just sportsmanship at it’s finest?Americans can now go back to not caring about hockey as the NHL resumes play tonight, but for a brief moment, the country was fixated on Canada Hockey Place.And with good reason.It was the biggest hockey game in 30 years, as Team USA tried to knock off the gold medal favorite Canada squad on its home ice. Sure, the two teams faced off in Salt Lake City at the 2002 Games, but Canada won that matchup as well.With that in mind, it was Team USA’s turn to take the gold on Canada’s home ice. Unfortunately for the Americans, however, those in red and white dominated for much of the afternoon.But when Zach Parise scored with less than 30 seconds to go to send it into overtime, I saw the kind of excitement that in this state is usually reserved only for the celebration of those touchdowns that are followed by Lambeau Leaps.Making the game even more exciting was the fact that Team USA was far from the favorite in these Olympics. In fact, the Americans weren’t even expected to medal in Vancouver.With Canada being the obvious favorite, many tabbed Russia and the Czech Republic to take home silver and bronze, respectively. Team USA, on the other hand?Most thought if it was to medal, it would take the bronze at best. To even reach the medal round was an accomplishment for such a young, inexperienced American squad.Reaching the gold medal game? That was just a bonus.But that’s also the problem with being angry toward Canada over Team USA’s devastating loss — Team USA was playing with house money. You can’t be too upset over losing something you never expected to win in the first place.At the same time, this was Canada’s moment. It was its game, on its home ice, in front of its crowd dressed mostly in red. The outcome of that game — whether good or bad — meant infinitely more to the Canadian squad than its American opponent.Besides, Team USA already had its moment.Defeating Canada a week earlier in the same building in impressive fashion was already a greater accomplishment than most expected for Team USA.Conversely, the 5-3 loss was devastating to the host nation.When the Americans flat out dominated Finland 6-1 in Wednesday’s semifinal, they guaranteed at least silver and showed they were far better than most had thought.But Canada is to hockey what Team USA is to basketball.In any international hockey competition, Canada is the team to beat, having won eight Olympic gold medals, a feat matched only by the Soviet Union/Unified Team. Team USA, on the other hand, has just two gold medals in Olympic hockey.Sure, beating the heavily favored home team would have been great.But silver isn’t too bad either.As Americans, we like to believe we are the best at everything, especially sports. If the Vancouver Games are any indication, Team USA is the best. At finishing second and third.Team USA’s 15 silver medals were two more than Germany’s, which finished second in finishing second. Americans also grabbed 13 bronze medals, which is nearly double the next highest total of seven bronze medals earned by Germany and Russia.Canada, on the other hand, is the best at being the best.With 14 golds, the 2010 host nation set a new standard, breaking the previous record of 13 set by the Soviets in 1982 and matched by Norway in 2002. Fourteen also breaks the record for most golds won by a host nation, set at 10 by Norway in 1994 and matched by Team USA in 2002.For that, the Canadians should be proud. They fell short of the goal of their “Own the Podium” campaign, but put on the best-ever Winter Olympic Games performance by a host nation by winning the most gold medals and third-most medals overall.Still, Team USA had its best Olympic showing to date, winning a Winter Games-record 37 total medals to lead the medal count for the first time since Lake Placid in 1932.And the U.S. athletes won in sports Americans care about and enjoy watching — alpine skiing, snowboarding and short track to name a few.So, let Canada enjoy this victory. Don’t curse our friendly neighbors to the north for winning Olympic hockey gold. Even if the game-winning goal was scored by the best player in OUR National Hockey League.This was Canada’s Olympics. Although Team USA may have won the most medals, it seems clear we were just along for the ride.“With glowing hearts, we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.”Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. What was your favorite part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Let him know at jschelling@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Trotter ready to fill void at safety

first_imgWith starting strong saftey and redshirt senior captain Shelton Johnson out of the starting lineup because of a broken hand, free saftey Dezmen Southward (12) is focused on stepping into an increased leadership role.[/media-credit]One play.That’s all it took this past Saturday for redshirt sophomore Michael Trotter to go from backup to starting strong safety on the Wisconsin defense.While battling in the third quarter of last week’s loss to Oregon State, starting strong safety Shelton Johnson went to fill in on a run play, but was struck in the arm by a teammate’s helmet on the tackle, breaking Johnson’s arm in the process.Trotter, the backup to both starting safeties, was suddenly thrust into Johnson’s spot in the secondary. But Trotter took the event in stride, mainly because he was prepared to play for another safety before Johnson went down.“Actually, [starting free safety Dezmen Southward] kind of banged up his ankle so they told me I might get in,” Trotter said. “So I was like, oh, this is my chance. … I was just excited to get out there.”And even though it wasn’t Southward he ended up replacing, Trotter made the most of his chance as a starter. Showing a good burst of speed on a called safety blitz, Trotter showed off his athleticism and recorded a key sack on third down – all within his first minutes of playing time.Not bad for a player who only played 25 total snaps a season ago.While some young players may have come into a hostile road game with big eyes, Trotter was able to tune out any nerves he had. Now the starting strong safety for the immediate future – Johnson is projected to be out up to six weeks – the Badgers’ newest starter is just happy to have a chance to show his talents.“Against Oregon State, when it was my first time going out there, I didn’t go out there like ‘oh my god,’” Trotter said. “It wasn’t like that. Obviously a lot of people [have been] texting and saying ‘Michael this is your chance’ – I’m not trying to let it get to me. But I’m excited, I’ve been waiting for this for a while.”Secondary coach Ben Strickland said Trotter’s solid performance last week comes from the safety’s dedication to preparation before the game, specifically his study of film.“Michael’s done a great job preparing, he always has,” Strickland said. “I think that’s why it was a kind of seamless transition for him to step into the game because he’s prepared for this for a long time. He’s one of the guys you always see in the film room, always see studying the game, so I think it comes easier to him and he uses that strength to his advantage.”There are other reasons to believe Trotter could be a talented replacement. Besides showing his intellect on and off the field – he was named academic all-Big Ten in 2011 – Trotter seriously competed during fall camp for the starting free safety spot and was a standout prep player at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wis., named the Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.But there will still be a large void to fill with the injury to Johnson. Besides being the fourth leading tackler on the team, Johnson also brought veteran leadership and experience with him to the secondary. Without their redshirt senior captain in the lineup, Southward will have to step in and become the new leader of the defensive backs.“You have to take on that leadership,” Southward said. “It’s the next man in, you know? And I definitely look at myself as a guy who can take on that role. We like to call our safeties the ‘generals of the defense,’ mostly because the calls come from us on down to everyone else. I’m completely confident with that role because it’s something I prepare for – it’s something I know and I embrace and look forward to going out and being that guy.”While Southward steps into the role of veteran and Trotter adjusts to life as a starter, the Badgers’ defense still remains desperately in need of a playmaker within their secondary. Wisconsin’s defense only gave up one touchdown to Oregon State last weekend but has already allowed 541 passing yards. On top of that, so far this season, each score through the air the defense has allowed has been a result of miscommunication.Strickland hopes his two starting safeties understand the importance of the increased responsibilities they have now been given.“With Michael and Dez, once you step into that role you have nine other guys counting on you,” Strickland said. “So you have to do your job. And I think that shared accountability is something all those guys feel and know that they have to make sure they hold up their end of the bargain.”And even though he’s not physically able to play, Johnson has shown why he’s one of the captains of this team and a leader of the secondary, even when injured.“I’m actually supposed to watch film with him right now,” Trotter said. “We’re going to meet today and tomorrow. He’s been really helpful. Yesterday I had a great practice, and today, they threw new stuff out there that I didn’t expect, so we’re going to meet right now and go over it and get it fixed. So, he’s really been helping out.”last_img read more

Women’s hockey looks to finish chances in weekend matchup against North Dakota

first_imgFollowing a sweep of Bemidji State, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is looking to build its case for the No. 1 ranking against North Dakota this weekend. In a two-game away series, the Badgers will take the ice, with hopes to continue their recent success.Last week, the Badgers won two one-goal games after nearly doubling their opponent’s shot total in each game. The focus this week is finishing those chances.“We didn’t have good habits in those games, so in the first two days of practice this week, we’ve been harping on, doing the little things right and getting back on track,” leading goal-scorer, redshirt senior forward Brittany Ammerman, said.Ammerman, who’s been off to a hot start (six goals, five assists and 11 points through 10 games), is finding the back of the net with ease and playing with a confidence only seen among the most skilled of players. The Badgers will be looking to feed her the puck and give her good chances when they roll into North Dakota.Despite North Dakota possessing a large defensive unit, the Badgers will continue their system of creating screens and deflections in front of the net. That deviates from the usual style of playing near the boards when facing a larger team. The Badgers’ system has worked very well for the team so far, as they’ve outscored opponents 38-14 through 10 games with Ammerman leading the charge.“The hunger will be increased this weekend with a weekend off next week,” Ammerman said. “I work hard to get in the position I am … and we’ll be chipping the puck by them and trying to make them turn. [In the crease] we’ll be looking to be our usual pesky selves and hopefully draw some penalties in the process.”After opening the scoring in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Bemidji State, look for Ammerman to continue to roll past North Dakota this weekend.On the defensive side, sophomore goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens has been a force to be reckoned with between the pipes. With three shutouts through only 10 games, Desbiens has been sharp, posting a 1.61 GAA and allowing 13 goals. Paired with a large youth contingent on defense, Desbiens and the defenseman in front of her have meshed the more they play with each other.“I think it’s nice to have a younger core so we can play with each other for a longer period of time,” Desbiens said. “We still have a couple of years together, so it’s nice to build this confidence with each other and improve it.”That confidence has led the Badgers to an 8-2-0 record and No. 2 ranking in the USA Today poll. As Desbiens and her teammates continue to play together, she feels they can only improve upon what they’ve done so far and that what the Badgers have in store for the future is very exciting.“I learned a lot from last weekend, so every single game I get ready the same way no matter who we play,” Desbiens said. “It was a great learning opportunity.”With both the offense and defense playing and practicing confidently, there is excitement that the Badgers will elevate their already superb play. The team skated both Monday and Tuesday, where they practiced shooting and passing drills, prepping to deliver an offensive onslaught against No. 10-ranked and 4-4-0 North Dakota.The added depth this year has head coach Mark Johnson pleased and confident about the Badgers’ chances this weekend and going forward in the season. He said the experience some bench players had already gained when the team was missing some key players in its first few series was valuable.“It’ll be a good challenge and an opportunity for some other kids to get some ice-time,” Johnson said. “We have some depth this year … so we have capable people to come in and fill those minutes. We’ll give a couple of players an opportunity, and hopefully they come out and take advantage of it.”With the 2014-2015 season starting to kick into gear, the Badgers are looking to build a head of steam and push on against some tough upcoming opponents in a long away streak. Their next four series include North Dakota this weekend away, Minnesota State at home, St. Cloud State away and New Hampshire away.last_img read more