first_imgILOILO City – “We aregaining against the New People’s Army (NPA). We are on track to winning andending the local communist armed conflict in Western Visayas,” declaredBrigadier General Eric Vinoya, commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rdInfantry Division (3ID), roughly a week before the Communist Party of thePhilippines (CPP) marks its 51st founding anniversary. Various local government units havedeclared the CPP-NPA persona non grata. EO 70 issued by President RodrigoDuterte institutionalized the “whole-of-nation approach” in addressing theinsurgency problem. It is the synchronization of various government agencies’plans and programs to combat insurgency because guns and cannons alone couldnot do the job. Vinoya expressed confidence of endingthe insurgency in Western Visayas by next year. Executive Order (EO) 70 has dealt abig blow to the CPP and its armed wing, the NPA, said Vinoya. The CPP usually marks its anniversarywith attacks against the police and military carried out by the NPA. “We must be more aggressive, proactiveand purposive in our efforts,” said Vinoya. The CPP was formed by Prof. Jose MariaSison on Dec. 26, 1968. It was designated as a terrorist group by currentPhilippine president and Sison’s former student, Rodrigo Duterte in December2017./PN These were San Joaquin, Guimbal,Miag-ao, Tubungan, Igbaras, Alimodian, Leon, Calinog, Maasin, Bingawan,Badiangan, San Enrique, San Rafael and Lemery, and the component city of Passi. He lauded local government units forestablishing TF-ELCACs or task forces to end local communist armed conflict. On the other hand, the Philippine Armyalready started troop deployment in the towns. In Iloilo province, towns withinsurgency problems were told to be wary of strangers as these could be rebels. By 3ID’s estimate, seven rebel frontsare operating in 87 barangays cross Western Visayas. Vinoya thus appealed forsupport from local chief executives and the public in general. “Government forces are serious infulfilling the people’s will to end the insurgency. We are trained to bealways ready,” he stressed. “Hindinila kayang banggain ang pinagsanib na pwersa ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno at ngtaongbayan para sa isang layunin na mapuksa ang deka-dekadang pagmamalupit atpagpapahirap sa sambayanang Filipino,” saidVinoya. To the rebels, he further said, “Youstill have a chance to leave the armed movement and go back to the fold of lawenjoying true freedom and various government basic services together with yourloved ones.” “Nasasaktanat natatalo na ang mga teroristang CPP-NPA dahil ang taongbayan na mismo ang umaayawsa kanila. Sila ang bumabagsak ngayon at humihina ang lakas,” said Vinoya. Good governance is key to ending therebellion, he stressed, thus mayors and governors must “do their part…byensuring that their mandate is carried out as expected.” He welcomed the surrender of manyrebels this year, most of whom were NPA commanders. Vinoya warned the CPP-NPA, “Expectmore intensified combat operations. You only have two options, surrender ordie.” “EO 70 aims to achieve genuine peace.Discrediting EO 70 is like rejecting peace,” said Vinoya. Intensify intelligence monitoring,maximize defense posture, he told them. On Dec. 26, the 51st foundinganniversary of the CPP, there could be rebel offensives against governmentsecurity forces and vital installations in Western Visayas, according to thePolice Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). “Iam determined to accomplish the mission given me using the full force of thePhilippine Army. We are really serious in ending the insurgency. It is a menaceto society,” he said. Police Brigadier General RenePamuspusan, regional police director, ordered police units across WesternVisayas to step up anti-insurgency operations in coordination with the ArmedForces of the Philippines. PRO-6 spokesperson Police LieutenantColonel Joem Malong said, “Our regional director also directed our policemen tocarry both short and long firearms.” “We are ready. But we are asking thehelp of the community,” said Army Captain Cenon Pancito III, spokesperson ofthe 3ID.last_img read more

‘I could’ve been like Messi, Ronaldo but didn’t feel like it’

first_img Read Also: Messi, Suarez hand Barcelona fitness boost “Leo and Cristiano are different. They’ve made lots of sacrifices. “That’s fine by me – my career, despite this, was incredible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I might’ve had a drink with my dinner and those details were the difference. Wesley Sneijder has claimed that he could’ve been as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo if he’d taken himself more seriously while playing. Loading… The Dutchman, now retired, was once at Real Madrid but enjoyed the most successful years of his career at Inter. “I could’ve been like Messi or Ronaldo,” Sneijder told gianlucadimarzio.com. “I simply didn’t feel like it. I enjoyed life.Advertisementlast_img

Inter Milan ace Lukaku will be delighted to see Conte continue

first_img read also:Bergomi: Conte can lead team to Europa League title “We must continue like this with the same mentality and desire to improve every day.” He added: “It was a difficult match against a team that plays aggressively, but we did well, the defence did a good job and I’m happy to score for the team.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Inter Milan ace, Romelu Lukaku, has said he would be delighted to see Antonio Conte continue as their coach Conte went into last night’s Europa League win over Getafe with talk of his job being in doubt after his attack on the board. Lukaku said, “It is important because we are doing very well and the team is growing.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Deery Series headlines opening night at IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgJeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has earned seven of his career 70 Deery victories at Boone, six of them at Super Nationals. The IMCA Late Model tour headlines the Monday, Sept. 2 program at Boone, in a main event that pays as much as $3,500 to win. The 499th event in Deery Series history will also be the 30th held in conjunc­tion with Super Nation­als. Gary Webb of Blue Grass is a four-time Super Nationals king. Todd Cooney of Des Moines has reigned at Super Nationals three times, series ironman Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., twice each.  Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 368; 2. Joel Cal­lahan, Dubuque, 360; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 349; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 333; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 330; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 312; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 304; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 298; 9. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, 269; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 265; 11. Brian Harris Davenport, 243; 12. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 234; 13. Jeff Aikey, Ce­dar Falls, 224; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 203; 15. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 196; 16. John Emerson, Waterloo, 185; 17. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 163; 18. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 139; 19. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 137; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, 117. Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. Also on the Labor Day card are qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. Pit passes are $30 and grandstand admission is $20.  BOONE, Iowa – Opening night of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Boone Speedway for the 49th time. Along with a guaranteed $2,000, the winner earns a Weekly Racing Bonus of as much as $1,500 based on their number of sanctioned starts this season, plus a wealth of contingency awards. From Boone, the Deery Series travels to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, site of the first-ever tour race, on Sept. 21 and to Davenport Speedway on Sept. 28. 34 Raceway also hosts its first Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour race on Sept. 21; the Daven­port show the following Saturday is the Governor’s Cup show.  Seven different drivers own wins over the course of the first eight tour events this season. Point leader Andy Eckrich of Oxford became the latest winner last Saturday at West Liberty Raceway. last_img read more

Pellegrini not giving up on title

first_img Press Association The Chilean said: “I think the team knows perfectly what they have to do. “We lost that game but we have still to play six games more and we will fight to the end to win the title. “If we don’t do it, it is because Liverpool will win their four games, but I don’t think some things change after the game on Sunday. “Of course, the fans believe that we can do it. “The two games postponed – if we win both we are just one point behind Liverpool. “If you don’t believe (when you are) just one point behind the leader, nobody can believe anything. “We have had a very good season so far and we hope we finish in the last six games in the same way.” City’s title destiny may be out of their hands but they will look to apply pressure as they play the first of their games in hand at home to bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race. “The important thing is that we win our games,” Pellegrini said. “We can do nothing about the other teams but we can do a lot of things here. “That is why I am sure the players know exactly what they have to do and we will try to start winning one of the two games postponed so both teams, Chelsea and Liverpool, must feel we are only three or four points behind them with one game also to play at the end of the season.” Pellegrini accepts it will be difficult for his players to pick themselves given the manner of the defeat at Anfield. After a sluggish start, City recovered from 2-0 down to level but Philippe Coutinho pounced on a Vincent Kompany error to settle a pulsating clash 12 minutes from time. That capped a chastening afternoon for Kompany, who had been a fitness doubt going into the game and was also at fault for Liverpool’s first two goals. But the City boss said: “We are recovering. It is not easy to recover from that game but we are recovering. “The players are very conscious of what we are fighting for and the only duty we must do is to win our games.” Sunderland proved tough opponents for City when the sides met in the Capital One Cup final last month. Since then the Black Cats’ plight has worsened considerably and they are now seven points from safety at the foot of the table. Pellegrini said: “I think it is very dangerous, the position that they are in the table – more dangerous than a match that was one month ago. “Sunderland are in a very bad position and they know they have to win so they will be very dangerous.” City will be without key midfielder Yaya Toure, who limped off just 19 minutes into Sunday’s game with a leg injury and will be out for 10 days to a fortnight. That means he could also miss matches against West Brom and Crystal Palace but the problem does not appear as bad as first feared. “Yaya has a muscle injury,” Pellegrini said. “We will see with the doctor how many days. “Maybe it is not so hard as we thought at the beginning, but I think he needs at least 10 days or two weeks to recover.” Kompany and top scorer Sergio Aguero, who made his comeback at the weekend after five games out with a hamstring injury, are both fit. Pellegrini insists little has changed as a result of Sunday’s defeat to leaders Liverpool. The loss left third-placed City trailing the Reds by seven points and Chelsea by five but, with two games in hand, Pellegrini claims the battle could still be too close to call. last_img read more

Caballero completes City switch

first_img The 32-year-old Argentinian has moved for an undisclosed fee in a switch that sees him reunited with City boss Manuel Pellegrini. The pair previously worked together at Malaga after Pellegrini signed Caballero for the Spanish outfit in 2011. Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year contract. Barclays Premier League champions City have been looking for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for first-choice stopper Joe Hart following Costel Pantilimon’s release at the end of last season. Caballero is City’s third new signing of the summer, with midfielder Fernando and full-back Bacary Sagna the other arrivals. Caballero told mcfc.co.uk: “I am very happy, and really looking forward to the start of pre-season and performing well to help the team. “This is a new challenge and a new league for me. I have been doing well in the previous years and my goal is to go on and hopefully perform at the same level for City.” Caballero is determined to push Hart for the starting spot. “I know I am coming to a big club with a very good goalkeeper,” Caballero said. “City already have a great goalkeeper in Joe Hart, but I will try and compete for the number one spot. I will do my best in the training sessions.” Caballero began his career in his homeland with Boca Juniors and then moved to Spain in 2004, spending seven years with Elche before linking up with Pellegrini at Malaga, with whom he gained Champions League experience. The goalkeeper added: “The most beautiful moments of my career were under Manuel Pellegrini in Malaga, where we achieved big things and we made Malaga’s name known around Europe. “As for my new team-mates, I have a very good relationship with Martin Demichelis, but I’ve never met Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero (City’s three other Argentinian players). “It’s something I’m looking forward to. For me it is very good to have people from Argentina in the squad because I think it will be very helpful.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Happy Birthday Melania, FLOTUS Turns 49

first_imgThe president and prime minister will get in a round of golf on Saturday before Abe departs.As of yet, no American magazines have selected former super model and First Lady Melania to grace their cover. Michelle Obama was featured on the cover of morethan 30 magazines during her husband’s presidency.From left, Tiffany Trump, the Daughter of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, arrive ahead of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Melania Trump turns 49 today but, the First Lady is still younger than Donald Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is 50.The President heads to Indianapolis to speak at an NRA convention before heading back to Washington to host another world leader at the White House this afternoon, and of course celebrate his wife’s 49th birthday.President Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe to the White House today for a quick visit but one that will be packed with policy and socializing, a sign of the strong relationship the two leaders share.The president and prime minster will sit down together in the Oval Office for a private meeting followed by a session with senior staff.On the agenda-North Korea, trade and the upcoming G20 world leader summit in Japan. But then it’s time for some fun. Today is First Lady Melania Trump’s 49th birthday and she and the president will welcome Prime Minister Abe and his wife to a private dinner at the White House this evening. Happy Birthday to @FLOTUS Melania !!!@realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @IvankaTrump @LaraLeaTrump @marklevinshow @IngrahamAngle @seanhannity @MZHemingway @KimStrassel @AriFleischer @mschlapp @StephGrisham45 @charliekirk11 @dbongino @MonicaCrowley pic.twitter.com/R54qITkPGq— Alan C (@Alan4Trump) April 26, 2019last_img read more

DCF Reports a “Concerning” Drop in Calls to Florida’s Child Abuse Hotline

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic may be having a significant impact on Florida’s child abuse victims.During a roundtable discussion about COVID-19 and its effects on mental health on Thursday, Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell said the pandemic has led to a “concerning” drop in calls to DCF’s Child Abuse Hotline.“The child abuse hotline, every year when school lets out, sees around a 25% reduction in calls,” Poppell said. “That’s because our number one reporter, mandatory reporter of child abuse, are our teachers.”He added that when schools abruptly switched to distance learning last March, students had no in-person contact with their teachers, which led to a bigger lag in calls to the hotline.“So instead of having a two, two-and-a-half-month break where teachers don’t get to see the kids, we’re working on a much longer period of time,” Poppell explained. “And so that’s one of the things that we’re actually very concerned about.”Poppell said he fears that many child abuse and neglect cases are going unreported due to the pandemic.Today, @FLCaseyDeSantis and I are holding a roundtable regarding mental health and #COVID19 in Tampa at 12:30PM. Tune in to the @floridachannel or https://t.co/vmF6ADSXqT.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 16, 2020 In addition, courts across the state have moved to telecourt hearings, and some parties may not be comfortable hearing child welfare cases via computer.“We have some children that are probably going to be in the system a bit longer than we would like,” Poppell went on to say. “There’s a number of pieces of the child welfare system that have seen some, I would call it a step back that we are focused very heavily on and we are very concerned about.”Click here to report a case of abuse or neglect to DCF’s Child Abuse Hotline, or call (800) 962-2873.Thursday’s roundtable in Tampa was hosted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis.The governor said that Florida recently increased mental health funding by $25 million in K-12 schools.“It’s very important that we have this funding. It’s critical,” DeSantis added.According to First Lady Casey DeSantis, the isolation of online education has triggered strong emotions in children as well as their caregivers.“We talk about our kids, but we need to talk about the parents. Everyone is enduring this crisis,” Casey DeSantis said.last_img read more

Former GFA executive Ronald Lee-Bing laid to rest

first_imgTHE football fraternity, family, relatives and friends last Thursday paid their final respects to the late Ronald Phillip Lee-Bing, a former executive member of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) and president of the Western Tigers Football Club.Lee-Bing who was born on January 2, 1956 was given the final whistle by the ultimate Referee on Monday, January 20, 2020. Viewing of his remains took place at the Sandy’s Funeral Home while the home-going service, where his life was celebrated, took place at the Newtown Assembly of God Church, D’Andrade Street, in Newtown, Georgetown.Lee-Bing’s daughter, Lisa, who read the eulogy recalled that her dad, above all, believed in family, faith, hard work, independence, community and was a very compassionate individual.“He always said, family is the most important thing in life, you get out of life what you put into it, and life is short so enjoy it while you can. These are words of wisdom that I will always cherish.”Lee-Bing attended the St Stephen’s Primary School before going on to East Ruimveldt Secondary and Kuru Kuru College, where he completed a Diploma in Accounting; much of the knowledge he brought to the fore during his years of service as a football administrator at the club and association levels.He also played the sport as a secondary school student, at Kuru Kuru College and at the club level. In his later years, Lee-Bing as he was fondly called, took to coaching, sharing his knowledge especially in Regions One and Nine.He also served as a Projects Coordinator at the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs where his knowledge of the sport was utilised.The late Lee-Bing leaves to mourn his five children, Lisa, Lindsay, Teona, Rhonda and Nichola; relatives and friends.last_img read more

MLAX : No. 17 Syracuse falls 8-6 to No. 4 Notre Dame to close out disappointing regular season

first_img Comments For nearly 38 minutes, Syracuse couldn’t score. The Orange offense couldn’t find clear paths to the net against a suffocating Notre Dame defense and it couldn’t solve the nation’s top goaltender.The SU attack finally broke through for three goals in the third quarter and another three in the fourth to cut a four-goal halftime deficit to one midway through the final frame.But the early struggles proved too much to overcome as No. 17 Syracuse (7-7, 3-3 Big East) lost 8-6 to No. 4 Notre Dame (11-1, 6-0) on Saturday at a sold-out Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The Orange failed to score in the first half for the first time this season, as Fighting Irish goaltender John Kemp made seven saves before the break to frustrate the SU offense.‘We shot low. We should have changed the plane of the shot a little higher, but the goalie played a good first quarter, a good half,’ SU attack Tim Desko said after the game. ‘We got down 4-0 and then we came out to play in the second half. If we would have got a couple in the first half, it would have been a different game.’With the loss -Syracuse’s first in six all-time matchups with the Irish -the Orange will likely have to win the Big East tournament to make the NCAA tournament. SU will take on host Villanova in the semifinals Thursday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKemp was brilliant for the Irish in net in the first half. SU attack Derek Maltz got a look from point-blank range on the Orange’s first possession, but the goaltender blocked it with his body. Soon after, Tommy Palasek challenged Kemp, who knocked away his low attempt with his stick.Maltz had another golden opportunity on the run along the left side in the second quarter, but it hit off the post. And the Orange offense never put together solid offensive possessions the rest of the way, falling behind by four at the break as the Notre Dame attack found holes in SU’s zone defense.‘I thought if we would have got a couple of those, we would have felt a little bit better going into halftime,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘We changed our shooting in the second half, which I thought was good. We started to go up top after we shot a lot down low on him, and we were able to crawl back in it.’Tim Desko got the team on the board midway through the third quarter and Joe Moore quickly added a second goal to give the Orange life and the momentum.But Steve Murphy answered back with a goal to push the advantage back to three. SU would cut the deficit back to two three times in the half, but Notre Dame never allowed the Orange to come all the way back.Bobby Eilers cut the lead to one, 7-6, midway through the final period, but Will Corrigan scored on the ensuing Irish possession to push it back to two goals.From there, the Irish clamped down and the Orange fell for its seventh loss of the year, leaving its NCAA tournament hopes in doubt heading into the conference tournament.‘We have to win two games there for anything to happen for us,’ John Desko said. ‘I thought this team, unlike teams previously, where we really lost the third quarter, today we won the second half, which we haven’t been able to do going down the stretch here, so that shows an improvement in our team.’rjgery@syr.edu Published on April 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more