25 Sep

4 persons arrested in drug sting

first_imgBACOLOD City – Four persons werenabbed in a drug sting in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Aside from suspected shabu, a P2,070cash and drug paraphernalia were also confiscated from them, police said. The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The suspects were nabbed after theysold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer around 10:10 p.m. onThursday, the report added. Sixteen sachets of suspected shabuvalued at around P160,000 were seized from Daryl Alanza, 23, Rey Vicente, 20,Dunn Vicente, 26, and Toni Rose Iligan, 20, a police report showed.last_img read more

24 Sep

Robert “Bob” Fehrman

first_imgRobert “Bob” Fehrman, 80, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Milan, Indiana.He was born December 16, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the late Harold and Clara Fehrman. Bob was a lifelong resident of Aurora being raised by his grandmother, Caroline Meyer Fehrman. Bob served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1960-1966.He started Fehrman Realty in 1976 as the Principal Broker and Owner, retiring after over 40 years of service.He was a member of First Baptist Church of Aurora. Bob was a lifelong native of Aurora and was part of the Aurora “Red Devils” basketball team before going on to play at Purdue University where he was an Honorary Team Captain his senior year. Bob was inducted to the 2005 South Dearborn Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob was a member of the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors and was previously a part of the MLS Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, and Program Committee. Bob also served as a past Director and President of the Board of Realtors. Bob was named the 2008 Realtor of the Year for Southeastern Indiana. Bob also served the South Dearborn Community School Corporation as a Board Member for 20 years. Bob had dedicated his life to helping others and building the schools into what they are today.Surviving are son, Brett (Jennifer) Fehrman of Aurora, IN; daughter, Holly (Scott) Allen of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brooklynn & Grant Allen and Amber Fehrman.He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy, and his loving wife of 56 years, Jan Fehrman.Friends will be received Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Tom Fehrman and Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Boy Scout Troop 637, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana and First Baptist Church Aurora. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

23 Sep

Shawano postpones opening night to May 3

first_imgSHAWANO, Wis. – Due to wet track conditions and forecasts calling for more precipitation and low temperatures, Shawano Speedway has postponed opening night from this Saturday, April 26 to May 3.Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are on the cardAn open practice session starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2.last_img

22 Sep

Premier League clubs opt to ditch five substitution rule

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League clubs have voted against retaining the five substitution rule for the 2020-21 season.Following the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, clubs were allowed to name nine substitutes and make five alterations during matches to support player welfare. Some clubs wanted the new regulation carried over, but the Premier League confirmed they were voted down at the Annual General Meeting, held virtually on Thursday morning.“At the Premier League’s annual general meeting, shareholders agreed to rules relating to VAR and substitute players for the 2020-21 season,” the statement read.“Shareholders unanimously approved the implementation of VAR, in line with the full FIFA VAR protocol.“Clubs also agreed to revert back to using up to three substitute players per match, with a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench.”Since the change to five substitutes was implemented, Saints have been one of the top performing teams in the Premier League with 18 points from their nine matches. Despite having the option, Ralph Hasenhuttl only used more than the regulation three substitutes twice, in both the first two games after the restart.The VAR changes come as FIFA aims to have a unified approach to its implementation moving forward.There was controversy across several Premier League games during the previous season, but the new protocols were agreed upon unanimously.The changes will see referees use the pitch-side review area more often, with the Premier League now also using VAR to spot goalkeeper encroachment on penalties, while assistant referees have been told to keep their flag down for marginal offside calls until the attacking move has played out.Tags: FIFAPremier Leaguelast_img read more

21 Sep

City close in on Fernando

first_img A statement by Porto to the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) confirmed that a deal worth £12million had been struck between the two clubs. There has been no confirmation from City but the Barclays Premier League champions have long been linked with the player. The statement read: “FC Porto hereby informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Manchester City for the permanent transfer of professional footballer Fernando Reges for 15million euros.” City were linked with a move for the 26-year-old Brazilian in January but a deal did not materialise. Should a move be completed now, Fernando would become City’s second signing of the summer after landing right-back Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal. Fernando would give City manager Manuel Pellegrini an extra midfield option in addition to Yaya Toure, Fernandinho and Javi Garcia. With City restricted to a net spend of £49million this summer as punishment for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, such a deal could represent good value. Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands City have no intention of selling striker Alvaro Negredo. The Spaniard, who joined City from Sevilla last summer, has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid. But City have not received a bid from or had any contact with the Spanish champions over a potential £20million switch, as has been reported. Such overtures would not be welcomed and, in any case, City now have a higher valuation of the 28-year-old than the reported figure, which equals the amount they paid a year ago. Negredo made an immmediate impact at the Etihad Stadium last season and he finished the campaign with 23 goals in all competitions. The last of those strikes, however, came in January as the player lost form in the second half of the campaign after suffering a shoulder injury. That slump cost him a place in the Spain squad for the World Cup in Brazil. Now it has been claimed that he is unsettled and is being lined up as a potential replacement at Atletico for Diego Costa, who is heavily tipped to join Chelsea. David Villa has also left Atletico in a deal that will see him play for City’s sister clubs in Melbourne and New York. Negredo does hail from the Spanish capital and began his career with Real Madrid. But City want to retain his services among a striking quartet that also includes Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. Manchester City appear to be moving closer to signing Porto defensive midfielder Fernando after the Portuguese club announced a fee had been agreed. Press Associationlast_img read more

20 Sep

EHS senior Burnett named Mr. Maine Baseball finalist

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth pitcher Matt Burnett was selected last week as one of eight finalists for Mr. Maine Baseball.Burnett was named a finalist last Tuesday prior to Ellsworth’s Northern Maine title game showdown with Hermon. He joined fellow nominees Trejyn Fletcher of Deering, Will Neleski of Greely, Lucas Francis of Lisbon, Colton Carson of Oxford Hills, Dylan Miner of Sacopee Valley, Charlie Spiegel of Searsport and David Barre of Waterville.Burnett had previously been chosen as Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year after guiding Ellsworth to the No. 1 overall seed for the second straight season. He finished the regular season with a 6-0 record and 0.68 ERA on the mound and a team-best .447 average at the plate.In the playoffs, Burnett struck out 23 batters and didn’t allow a single run in 15 2/3 innings of work to lead the Eagles to their first state title in 31 years. The senior allowed just five total hits in complete-game wins against Medomak Valley and Freeport and also closed out the game in Ellsworth’s win over Hermon.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBurnett was scheduled to play in Thursday’s Maine Senior All-Star Game along with teammate Conner Wagstaff, but the game was canceled due to inclement weather. He will pitch in college next season at the University of Southern Maine.On Thursday, Fletcher, who was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of this year’s MLB draft, was named Mr. Maine Baseball.last_img read more

17 Sep

Ronaldo Seals Four-year Deal with Juventus

first_img“Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you. I’m leaving but this shirt, this crest and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am.”Ronaldo ends a glorious trophy-laden spell in the Spanish capital, having picked up 16 titles including no less than three FIFA Club World Cups, four UEFA Champions Leagues – including the last three – and two league titles. He was also named as the world’s best men’s player on six occasions while representing Los Blancos.Additionally, the 33-year-old racked up an incredible scoring record with Real, setting in stone a tally of 451 goals in 438 games.“Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football,” the Spanish club said in an official statement.“Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement. For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its great symbols and a unique reference for future generations.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Italian giants Juventus have signed Cristiano Ronaldo, with the former Real Madrid star heading for his first spell in Italy, after nine years starring in Spain’s La Liga.Having requested a transfer, the reigning The Best FIFA Men’s Player, fresh from reaching the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with Portugal, signed a four-year deal with the Turin side, who have won the Italian Serie A title for a record seven successive seasons.“I believe that the time has come to begin a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer request. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand,” Ronaldo said in an open letter.last_img read more

17 Sep

Wisconsin out for revenge against Horizon foe

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team (27-21, 9-9 Big Ten) will complete its home schedule Wednesday against University of Illinois-Chicago (35-23, 11-4 Horizon) at 5 p.m. at Goodman Diamond in what will be the last home game for six UW seniors — Boo Gillette, Katie Layne, Kris Zacher, Natalie Phillips, Meghann Reiss and Anastasia Miller. The Badgers will attempt to avenge their 5-4 loss to the Flames earlier this season (April 6 in Chicago).“I felt like we had the game in hand and then … kinda let the game slip away,” UW head coach Karen Gallagher said of the first matchup.In one of the more frustrating games of the season, Wisconsin saw its 4-2 lead evaporate despite posting a then-season-high 12 hits. However, the Badgers stranded 11 base runners over the course of the game. The loss came amid Wisconsin’s midseason funk, where it had lost eight of nine games. Wisconsin has since rebounded and is currently on a tear, having claimed victory in 14 of its last 16 contests.The Flames are currently on top of the standings in the Horizon League, one game above Wisconsin-Green Bay, and look poised to make a run for a seventh conference title this season, after winning six of the past seven. Despite hailing from a smaller conference, the Flames have been more than competitive with Wisconsin, currently leading the all-time series 4-2 over UW.If Wisconsin is going to have any more success against UIC this time around, it will have to keep the Flames in the ballpark, as they hit three homeruns against the Badgers in the previous matchup.Illinois-Chicago is a very dangerous offensive team, with seven players posting 20-plus RBI and the top five batters all hitting above .300. The ringleader of the Flames’ offense is Cameron Astiazaran, a senior outfielder who has had a season to remember so far. Her .483 batting average is fourth best in the nation, while she is the NCAA doubles leader with 24. Astiazaran is also the team leader in every offensive category, leading the Flames with 14 homeruns and 46 RBI.Illinois-Chicago’s pitching has not been nearly as successful, however, as the Flames have a team ERA of 3.58, compared to Wisconsin’s 2.72 team ERA.Wisconsin will likely see either junior Brittany McIntyre or freshman Mercedes Lovato start. McIntyre is 17-12 with a 3.35 ERA, while Lovato has a record of 16-9 and an ERA of 3.69. Both pitched in the earlier meeting between the two teams, with Lovato getting the starting nod and receiving a shelling from Wisconsin. Lovato gave up four runs on nine hits in four innings pitched before giving way to McIntyre, who only allowed three hits and no runs in her three innings of work, earning the win. Both pitchers have been susceptible to giving up the long ball this season, as the Flames have allowed opponents to hit 39 homeruns this season, a good omen for Wisconsin, who set a school record with five homeruns in Tuesday’s second win over Valparaiso.For the Badger seniors, the last home game of their careers will be reason enough to come out firing against Illinois-Chicago.“I don’t think anything can prepare you for that moment, your last home game of your senior year,” Phillips said. “It’s going to be emotional, and I’m sure it is going to be the same way with my five other fellow seniors. We’ll be playing for each other. We always do, but it will be that euphoric feeling with it. These are our memories right here.”Gallagher, like her seniors, is looking toward Wednesday’s game with optimism and expects her team to play well, regardless of what sentimental significance the game might have.“We are just focused on getting done what we have to do on the field,” Gallagher said. “[Wednesday] should be a great day to play, and we look forward to ending out our home season with a win.”last_img read more

17 Sep

No. 2 Syracuse fails to combat No. 6 Boston College’s slow pace in 10-9 home loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2015 at 5:55 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Boston College head coach Acacia Walker turned around, walked away and put both hands on her head. BC midfielder Mikaela Rix bobbled the ball and had nearly lost it. In the midst of a four-minute possession, it was crucial that BC kept holding the ball. Rix came down with the pass, though. The Eagles had stalled and Syracuse tried to pressure BC, but SU goalie Kelsey Richardson vacated the crease to guard an open player and the Eagles’ Caroline Margolis scored to make the game 10-8 with 1 minute and 28 seconds left. “When the team’s trying to stall and spread out the field and pass it around, that’s probably the hardest to play.” SU defender Mallory Vehar said. “You know last minute you know you need the ball back and busting your butt. Yeah, definitely frustrating.”BC’s possessions stretched minutes at a time throughout the game, and No. 2 SU (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) was unable to get the ball away from the Eagles in the final minutes. For the first time since March 30, 2013, Syracuse lost to a team other than Maryland, as No. 6 BC (4-0, 1-0) held on for the 10-9 win. 

Vehar said SU’s game plan was to allow BC to hold the ball and pack in the defense, and the Eagles obliged.“The game plan was to be really smart with our possessions and to try to lengthen the possession time, so we could wait for the right opportunity,” Walker said, “… if you get into a shootout with Syracuse, you’re going to lose every time.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith five minutes left in the game, SU head coach Gary Gait tried to get the ball back, so he deployed Syracuse’s backer defense, a zone defense designed to pressure ball-handlers. When that didn’t work, the Orange ran a matchup defense with defender Brenna Rainone face-guarding Rix. SU defender Kathy Rudkin also played one-on-one against Rix. “We practice a lot with Mikaela being shut off,” Walker said, “so we just told her to use her power and strength to not allow her to get shut out of the game.” Gait said he had thought about running a pressure defense earlier, but the game was tied, so SU only needed one stop. After Margolis’ goal, Syracuse did get a goal back. Riley Donahue took a shot on the right side of the crease and the ball trickled on the left side of the goalie and into the net. As she scored, it looked as if she had been pushed into the goalie, who fell on her side.Gait stormed down the side of the field, pointing and yelling at the referees, furious that there was no push called as Donahue was shooting. “They said it was a held flag,” Gait said. “I thought she got fouled on the shot, which would give you possession.” Despite the goal, SU lost the final draw and BC once again held the ball. Orange attack Kayla Treanor nearly got the ball back when she checked the ball out of Boston College defender Molly Erdle’s stick, but a referee deemed the check a dangerous check with 18 seconds left and BC kept the ball.Margolis held the ball until the final seconds when she overthrew a pass that rolled out of bounds in the corner with no time left on the clock. Boston College players spilled onto the field, running to goalie Zoe Ochoa and a celebratory mosh formed on the field. BC’s players eventually lined up facing the stands and ran from the far hash toward fans that had shown up for the game. “I think we had a good game plan, and it worked,” Vehar said, pausing. “For the most part,” she said, pausing again. “Until we lost.” Commentslast_img read more

17 Sep

Professor wins Guggenheim fellowship for diversity in law

first_imgLee Epstein, the provost professor of law and political science at the Gould School of Law and at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Thursday based on her scholarship on diversity among federal judges.Each year, the fellows are appointed based on distinguished achievement and potential for future accomplishment. Fellowships typically support a scholar’s work for a 6-12 month period of time. Epstein is one of 175 recipients of this year’s fellowship.“I’m honored to serve as a Guggenheim fellow and look forward to continuing my work on the role of diversity in the federal courts,” Epstein said in a statement.Epstein, who will continue to teach at USC, currently holds the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law. She specializes in the study of judicial decision-making, judicial appointments and legal research.“I have long been an admirer of Professor Epstein’s outstanding scholarship in the areas of constitutional law, judicial behavior and the empirical analysis of legal institutions; she is the prototypical provost professor who combines insights from several disciplines to produce research of consequence,” said Elizabeth Garrett, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at USC, in a statement.USC Gould Dean Robert K. Rasmussen said Epstein’s ability to educate is equally as strong as her scholastic pursuits.“She is not only a brilliant scholar, she is an exceptional teacher who truly cares about her students and colleagues,” Rasmussen said.Epstein was also the recipient of the Law and Courts Service Award from the American Political Science Association section and was selected as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year.last_img read more