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‘IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE’ IPPO claim on pro-NPA local execs met with skepticism

first_imgWhile the NTF-ELCAC aims awhole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, thePTF-ELCAC’s tack would be whole-of-province.  According to the governor, the situation may be a little morecomplex. These road networks are envisioned tousher economic development even in far-flung areas. Economic difficulty is oneof the factors driving people to rebel, Defensor explained. “It’s not that simple. Angaton local government officials work on the ground. They are in constantcontact with their constituents. So I have to be clarified kon ano ang buot silingon sang ‘support’ nga amo sina. Usisaon anay,”said Defensor. “This is good because the thrust ofGovernor Defensor is social justice. The framework is already there. All wehave to do is make the implementation plan,” said Department of Interior andLocal Government (DILG) Iloilo director Teodora Sumagaysay. According to the Police RegionalOffice 6 (PRO-6), 32 elected local officials in Western Visayas enjoyed thesupport of the NPA in the May midterm elections and could now be paying therebels back with support. “We need physical evidence to pin themdown,” said Malong. “I need time to investigate that and to confer with the policeprovincial director. What does ‘supportive’ mean,” said Defensor. What were the prevailing circumstances that led to suchconclusion, he asked. Malong, however, acknowledged it wouldbe difficult to prove that these local officials are now paying the insurgentsback with monetary or logistical support unless witnesses surface. Defensor expressed alarm over theseries of clashes between government troops and rebels in the municipalities ofMiag-ao and Igbaras. In Capiz, according to Malong, therewere four mayors, two vice mayors and three town councilors while inNegros Occidental, there were two elected mayors, two vice mayors, twomunicipal councilors, and a provincial board member. ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. is not about to swallow hook,line and sinker the Iloilo Police Provincial Office’s (IPPO) claim that five mayors,two vice mayors and nine municipal councilors are supportive of the NewPeople’s Army (NPA). PRO-6 spokesperson Police LieutenantJoem Malong said of these 32 officials, 11 were elected mayor and six wereelected vice mayor. The provincial government will beforming the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict(PTF-ELCAC) – a local counterpart of the National Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) that President Rodrigo Duterte createdDecember last year. While Defensor intends to get more facts from Vilela, the governorreiterated the goal of the Duterte administration which is to solve theinsurgency problem and achieve inclusive and sustainable peace through goodgovernance. IPPO director Police Colonel Roland Vilela had said these mayors,vice mayors and municipal councilors were paying revolutionary tax to the NPA andduring the midterm elections they paid the rebels “permit to campaign” fees. Defensor said the provincialgovernment has programs that could help address the insurgency problem; one ofthese is building road networks even in remote areas. “’Di ba it’s a formof support,” said Vilela. Local officials proven to besupportive of rebels face criminal and administrative charges. Based on DILG Memorandum Circular2019-125, a joint resolution of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)and the Provincial Development Council (PDC) is needed for the creation of thetask force. It will be chaired by the governor./PNlast_img read more

John R. Pickett, 79

first_imgJohn R. Pickett, 79, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born, March 8, 1937 in Milroy, Indiana, he was the son of William F. and Mary B. (Artmeier) Pickett.  John worked for the Delta Faucet Co. in the shipping and receiving department for 32 years until his retirement.  He served in the Army and was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was married to Madeline Jackson on September 25, 1971 and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Dale Pickett, Greensburg; one daughter, Kathy Linville, Greensburg; one sister, Rosemary Roberts, Mississippi; two grandchildren, Steven and Ashley Linville, Greensburg; one step grandchild, Makayla Lowery, Greensburg; one great grandchild, Hayden Linville, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Pickett; brother, William A. Pickett; Sister, Loretta C. Moore. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military graveside honors . Memorials may be made to the “Our Hospice of South Central Indiana” or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

The Latest: ACC postpones virtual Football Kickoff event

first_imgThe Latest: ACC postpones virtual Football Kickoff event The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster.Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___ July 13, 2020 Associated Press The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21.The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season.center_img More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event. Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball.Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

Riley Dixon cushions Syracuse defense with booming punts

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Riley Dixon first wanted to make sure he didn’t have to make a tackle.His punt with just more than two minutes left in regulation was deflected inside Central Michigan territory, and instinct told him to look behind for the ball. But instead, it was fluttering toward the 20-yard line, then rolling to the 15 and settling to a stop at the 10.“As I saw it going down there, it’s a relief,” Dixon said. “… That one, it got off and two, it’s down there.”On Saturday, even when Central Michigan blocked Dixon’s punt, it couldn’t catch a break. The senior launched five punts with an average of 50.4 yards, placing three inside the 20-yard line and two within 6 yards of the goal line.As SU’s offense struggled to move the chains without starting quarterback Eric Dungey, Dixon flipped the field enough to give an overworked defense ample field to work with in Syracuse’s (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 30-27 overtime win against the Chippewas (1-2).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s probably the most valuable player on our team,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “I heard he had a Heisman campaign going, I think that was a joke on Twitter.”Dixon’s first punt went 46 yards, and he took a seat on the sideline for the next three drives as SU built a 14-point lead. But after Dungey left the game with an upper-body injury, Austin Wilson threw an incomplete pass on third down in the ensuing drive, and Dixon pinned the Chippewas at their own 5.The visitors went three-and-out, failing to make it out past the 6.“It’s easier to drive yourself from the 50 going in. It’s harder to start from inside the 10 or the 5,” offensive tackle Omari Palmer said. “It helps so much to have someone like that when the position battle was just like one of the biggest parts of the game.”Dixon punted twice as much in the second half as the first, logging attempts of 43, 60, 52 and 36 yards. His 50-plus-yard average was over 8 yards more than his previous average high this season and a clean 8 yards more than his average from last year.With SU holding the ball for almost a third of the time that CMU did in the second half, Dixon was called on to bail out an offense that couldn’t get down the field. He spoke humbly about his role in the field-position battle, playing down what others didn’t hesitate on.“Riley is an extreme weapon,” Franklin said. “He’s an X-factor.” Comments Published on September 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Hurlers in but footballers out in Munster Leagues

first_imgIt’s been reported that Tipperary’s senior hurlers have decided they WILL play in the Munster League in January – but the senior footballers have opted out of the equivalent McGrath Cup.With a tighter than usual fixture list for the 2018 season, it was thought the hurlers may opt to wait to begin their season with the National League.However, it’s the footballers who’ve opted out of their competition in favour of waiting to start their campaign a few weeks later in the year.last_img

NBA trade deadline: Clippers waiving C Marcin Gortat, report says

first_imgThe Clippers are clearing up some room on their roster.Los Angeles is waiving center Marcin Gortat, according to The Athletic. It was great ride!— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) February 7, 2019The Clippers also traded Avery Bradley to Memphis for JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple on Thursday, according to ESPN. The Clippers are waiving center Marcin Gortat, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019Gortat is averaging 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds this season. He is also interested in joining the Warriors, according to Yahoo Sports.Yahoo Sources: Marcin Gortat, who will be waived by Clippers, has interest in joining the Warriors but the defending champs plan to wait until the dust settles to get a clearer picture of what is available on the market.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 7, 2019The 34-year-old appeared to confirm the move on Twitter, saying “It was a great ride!” Related Newscenter_img NBA trade deadline: Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley from Clippers for two playerslast_img read more

Mount Sentinel Wildcat grab silver at Vernon tourney

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats climbed into the top-10 rankings of BC High School A Boy’s Volleyball after finishing second at the Vernon Christian Invitational Tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City. Mount Sentinel lost out in the final to Cedars Christian from Prince George.The Cats were led by allstars Thomas Verigin and Johnny Johnson.Mount Sentinel finished first in round-robin play on Friday before ousting Kelowna Christian in the semi-final to advance to the championship contest.last_img

Fajardo hard on self after missing two free throws in Beermen loss to Gin Kings

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ San Miguel never scored again after that Fajardo slam after Ginebra ended the game on a 9-0 run.“I don’t know until when I’ll carry the blame but we have to regroup, get some rest, and prepare for our next game,” said Fajardo. “It’s hard but we’ve been in this situation before so I think we can do it all over again.”“We just have to give it our all, give our best, and we have to go all out.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Fajardo, who was 3-of-4 from the line before he clanked his charities, took the blame for the Beermen’s disappointing 87-83 loss.“It’s just frustrating, I missed those free throws,” said Fajardo in Filipino on Sunday as his team finds itself on the brink of yielding the Commissioner’s Cup title. “Because of those misses, if I just got it to go the story might have been different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I missed, that was on me. If I had made those free throws we could’ve won I could’ve changed the story. We lost, that’s on me.”Overall, Fajardo still had a spectacular game, going 10-of-12 from the field for 23 points including a poster dunk in transition against Scottie Thompson that gave the Beermen an 83-78 lead. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA stacked trophy case won’t protect someone from late-game jitters, even if that cabinet included four PBA MVP trophies and seven Best Player of the Conference awards both of which are most in league history.With San Miguel up, 83-82, against Barangay Ginebra, June Mar Fajardo stepped up to the charity stripe with 56.6 seconds left in Game 5 and missed.ADVERTISEMENT Kings of the clutch LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Competitor dies in swim leg of Boulder Ironman triathlon

first_imgA general view of competitors swimming in the Boulder Reservoir during the IRONMAN Boulder on June 10, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN/AFPBOULDER, Colo. — An athlete died a day after he was pulled from the water during the Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. It was the third death in four years of Ironman competitions in Boulder.A witness, physician Donald Cain from Wisconsin, told the Daily Camera in Boulder that a man was pulled from the water on Saturday, and Ironman officials say the athlete died Sunday. The Boulder County coroner identified the man as 50-year-old Scott Michaelis, of Wichita, Kansas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A 70.3 triathlon, or half Ironman, involves swimming 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), biking 56 miles (90 kilometers) and running 13.1 miles (21 kilometers).Thirty-four-year-old Michelle Walters, of McCook, Nebraska, died after being struck by a vehicle during the 2016 race, and 40-year-old Brian Godlove of Fairfax, Virginia, died three days after a 2015 race from dehydration and muscle tissue breakdown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’last_img read more