2 persons arrested in Villamonte buy-bust

first_imgOfficers of the Police Station 4 DrugEnforcement Unit staged the entrapment operation around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday. Police identified them as Jiff Lim andIsagani Tarlac – both residents of the village. BACOLOD City – Two drug suspects werecaught in a buy-bust operation at Purok Bayanihan in Barangay Villamonte. Recovered from their possession were 10sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P72,000 and P500 marked money, apolice report showed. The suspects were detained and charged./PNlast_img

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MacArthur Park quiet despite rumors of rally

first_imgAbout 30 Los Angeles police officers milled around a quiet and tranquil MacArthur Park on Saturday, watching soccer games, picnickers and strolling couples – but scant protesters. More than 100 people at the park enjoyed sunny and warm skies despite a threat from some anarchist group members to stage a “Retake The Park” rally there. Police said one known activist was in the park with a bullhorn, but no disturbances were reported. The peaceful day in the park unfolded as the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League released letters blasting state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez and City Councilman Herb Wesson for their criticism of police tactics during the May Day rally, when police opened fire with rubber bullets and clubbed members of a largely peaceful crowd protesting immigration laws. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Union President Robert Baker singled out Nu ez for telling reporters that police officers had “wanted to do some target practice on some of the immigrants that were marching.” “Your words were dangerous and unethical,” Baker chided in a letter released Saturday. “Fomenting crowds to distrust the LAPD encourages more of the kind of violence that already plagues your district.” Baker also called on Wesson to apologize for comparing Tuesday’s police tactics to Mississippi in the 1960s. last_img read more

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Alexander Forbes adopts high school

first_img12 August 2011Memezelo Secondary School in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, is the latest public school in South Africa to partner with an established private sector group.Leading financial services group Alexander Forbes has adopted the school in a bid to help it improve the quality of its education output. The cooperation was formally launched on 3 August at Memezelo.Alexander Forbes will share expertise – ranging from financial management to leadership skills – with Memezelo, with the aim of advancing administration and teaching at the school. The ultimate goal is an improvement in matric results.Monetary investments into Memezelo will come at a later stage, said Alexander Forbes CEO Edward Kieswetter. For now the focus is on stabilising human capacity.Initial investments will go towards fixing the school’s hall and several classrooms, as well building a computer laboratory and a library. “We’ll start looking at building those over the next few months,” said Kieswetter.Alexander Forbes conducted a security risk audit at the school, and found that security needs to be bolstered. This, too, will be taken care of.Kieswetter has set up a mentoring relationship with Memezelo principal Prince Maluleke, which involves the transfer of management and leadership skills. The principal was invited to Alexander Forbes’ leadership conference held in Cape Town in January 2011, where, he said, he learnt a lot.Management teams from both sides will also meet for training programmes, while teachers have received education in personal finance management. “A financially healthy teacher is a productive teacher,” said Maluleke.HIV/Aids training sessions for teachers have started, and will be conducted over 12 months.The partnership is a direct result of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s involvement in Memezelo’s affairs. He adopted the school in January 2010 to help it improve.“I am confident that this commitment will go a long way towards improving the quality of education in this school,” said Motlanthe, speaking at the launch. “Through this partnership we will turn Memezelo into one of the highest performing schools.”Formerly one of Gauteng’s more troublesome schools, Memezelo is turning the tide on poor matric performance, lack of order and mismanagement. The school scored an 83.3% matric pass rate in 2010.Kieswetter said Alexander Forbes plans to sustain the relationship with Memezelo over many years to come. “It’s a journey that will unfold.”Bursaries for top performersAlexander Forbes will award bursaries to Memezelo matriculants who pass with flying colours. This announcement encouraged the school’s 2011 Grade 12 pupils to study hard and score high marks.Matric pupil Babuyile Ncube fancies her chances of obtaining the coveted bursary. An orphan dependent on her grandmother, she’s fully aware that the bursary could be a life-changing opportunity.“It’s up to me to take this opportunity. I have to work hard,” said Ncube. The teenager, who wants to enrol for a biotechnology degree, is confident of her examination prospects. “I have many chances in making it. I need the bursary.”Another Grade 12 pupil, Constance Madonsela, said the bursary offer was motivational.Principal Maluleke encouraged his pupils to work hard. “Go get those As, they will take all of you to university,” he told the pupils.Alexander Forbes will focus on training programmes and “making bursaries available to committed pupils who perform well”, said Motlanthe.A call to adopt schoolsThe government is confident that more businesses will heed its call to invest in public schools, scores of which are still disadvantaged.Motlanthe and basic education minister Angie Motshekga met 150 local business leaders in November 2010 to discuss Business-Adopt-a-School initiatives. Businesses did make pledges to support such schemes, according to Motlanthe.Alexander Forbes’ initiative is “one of the first of many that I hope will continue to follow from the private sector”, said Motlanthe. “We encourage others from the business sector to heed this example as part of their corporate social investment programmes.”While the government was “acutely aware” that it’s responsible for the achievement of quality primary education, it also needs help from businesses, said the deputy president.“The government cannot do without businesses,” said Gauteng Legislature member Molebatsi Bopape, adding that the education department has done well in transforming the school into an environment conducive to learning.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast September 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not a lot of change in thought this morning. We stay warm for the next 2 days, and will be warmer than we had really thought we could be in central and southern Ohio. However, clouds over northern areas and a chance of showers will lead to less heat over the northern half of the state the next two days, with more humidity as a trade off.Today turns out partly to mostly sunny over the state with a chance of afternoon/evening showers running right through the overnight in areas from I-70 north. We can see rain totals of .1″-.6″ and coverage of 70% in those areas later today and tonight. We expect no rain potential south of I-70. Similarly, tomorrow will be partly sunny and very warm again, with a chance of scattered showers north and east of a line from Toledo to just south of Wheeling, WV. Those showers tomorrow can trigger up to .4″ with coverage at 60% of the area north of that line.Our next frontal boundary is still on track for a Friday passage. Sun will be followed by clouds on Friday, but we stay in the warm sector for most of the day, meaning we should be above normal again. The cold front moves through from late afternoon through the overnight. Rain totals will be from .1″-.6″ and coverage will include most of central and eastern Ohio. The western third of the state may not see much precipitation at all from the front.Saturday turns out mostly sunny and we will be cooler. Then Sunday through next Thursday we have Partly to mostly sunny skies with temps relatively warm (near normal).10 day rain potentialNext Thursday night we have to keep an eye out for scattered showers that may produce a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but they will not be that big of a story. Right now we have spotty coverage at 40%. Friday the 24th starts with mostly sunny skies, but clouds build. We expect a significant low pressure circulation to move through overnight next Friday night through Saturday the 23rd. Rain and thunderstorms combine to bring us .25″-1″ rains over 90% of the state. The remaining 10% will see rain, but likely just under that .25″ lower bound.Behind that system ,we finish the extended period significantly colder. WE are partly to mostly sunny for the 22nd and 23rd, with scattered showers Tuesday the 24th. Those showers should stay under .25″ of total moisture. Wednesday the 25th is partly sunny, but a reinforcing shot of colder air is in. Temps will be in the low to mid 30s over WI, western MI and northern IL, and that pushes us into the lower 40s Wednesday morning. WE stay cool through the balance of the month and may have to contend with a few showers around the Thursday the 26th.last_img read more

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Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam

first_imgAn alert has been sounded in several districts of Punjab following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rain in its catchment area on Saturday. The Bhakra Beas Management Board authorities discharged 17,000 cusecs of excess water of the total release of 53,000 cusecs through the spill gates, an official said. The remaining 36,000 cusecs was released after its use for power generation, he added. The official said that the situation was being monitored closely. Bhakra dam on Saturday recorded a water level of 1,674.75 feet, around 60 feet more than the corresponding period last year. The maximum filling capacity of the reservoir is 1,680 feet. The water inflow in Bhakra dam has been recorded at 59,000 cusecs, the official said.Partnering States Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are the partnering States which meet their requirement for different purposes, including irrigation, from Bhakra and Pong dams. Both these dams were to be filled up to the level of 1,680 feet and 1,390 feet respectively by September. On Saturday, rain lashed several places in Punjab, including Ludhiana, Amritsar, Mohali, Chandigarh. An alert has already been sounded in several districts, including Rupnagar, Ludhiana, Ferozepur and downstream areas in the wake of release of excess water from Bhakra dam, the official said. People living near the Sutlej river and low-lying areas have been advised to be vigilant and take precautions to safeguard themselves. There are reports of crops getting submerged in water in some villages adjoining the Sutlej river in Anandpur Sahib of Rupnagar district due to the release of excess water and rainfall. “An advisory has already been issued to the people living near the Sutlej river. The district authority is fully geared up to deal with any situation,” Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner Sumeet Jarangal said.Heavy rain forecast The Punjab government had on Friday also issued an alert in the State after a forecast of heavy rain in the next 48 to 72 hours. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had directed the Deputy Commissioners across the State to stay vigilant in view of the met department’s prediction and ensure the safety and security of the people.last_img read more

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Gamboa-St. Clare comes back to stun Perpetual Help

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare clawed its way back from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter and shocked Perpetual, 78-73, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym.The Coffee Lovers fought back from a 61-49 deficit early in the payoff period after staging a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead before silencing the Altas in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum “We adjusted on defense. We played our matchups and adjusted on the pick-and-rolls and that’s the reason why we got so many steals,” said coach Jinino Manansala, as Gamboa-St. Clare had 13 steals off of Perpetual’s 28 turnovers.Aris Dionisio poured in 21 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter fightback, and had eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals for the Coffee Lovers, who have now won three of their last four games and went up to 3-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMalian big man Mohammed Pare added a double-double of 16 markers and 10 boards, while guards Trevis Jackson and Chris Bitoon combined for 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six dimes.Perpetual’s roller-coaster conference continued as it dropped to 2-3. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rey Anthony Peralta carried the Altas with 17 points and four rebounds, while John Rey Villanueva had 13 markers and three boards in the loss.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 78 — Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0.PERPETUAL 73 — Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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French Open: Nadal wins 6th title, Li Na creates history

first_imgSpaniard Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7/3) 5-7 6-1 in Fench Open men’s singles finals, on Sunday, to win his 10th Grand Slam.Top seed Nadal, who was also champion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 now equals Bjorn Borg’s record of six French Open titles.It was the 25-year-olds 17th win over Federer in 25 meetings and fourth in a Roland Garros final. With the win, Nadal retains nummber one position in world rankings.The win did not come easy for Nadal as he squandered a 4-2 lead in the third set as 29-year-old Federer looked set to take the match till the fifth set.However, Federer,  the 2009 champion and bidding for a 17th Grand Slam title, fell prey to the top seed’s claycourt experience and his own 56 unforced errors.Just when it looked like a blister on Nadal’s left heel may cause problems for him, the Spaniard regrouped and saved a set point in the seventh game when a drop shot by Federer just missed the targetThere was no looking back as the ‘king of clay’ broke to lead 6-5 winning by a reflex volley before Federer sent a simple forehand to the nets.Rafa clinched the set after 62 minutes sweeping a forehand crosscourt that saw Federer out of position.Federer came back to level at 4-4 but soon lost the advantage messing up a backhand drive.Nadal fought off two break points in the opening game of the fourth set, then broke to love for a 3-1 lead and held for 4-1.advertisementFederer returned Nadal’s serve to the net and the top seed was home when Federer went out with a forhand.A netted service return gave Nadal three match points and a sixth title was his when Federer went long with a forehand.Women’s singlesLi Na became the first Chinese to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open. APOn Saturday, Li Na became the first Chinese to win a Grand Slam event.Li Na beat last year’s champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 in the French Open final to become the first player from an Asian nation to win a grand slam singles title.Sixth seed Li, who lost the Australian Open final earlier this year, grabbed Italian fifth seed Schiavone’s tactics sheet and ripped it apart in a confident display of power and accuracy.Li, who beat hard hitters Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova en route to the final, built her success on her flat baseline strokes and accurate serve as she dictated the points and sent Schiavone scurrying around the red dirt arena.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Bolt Beats Gatlin at 200 Meters

first_imgBEIJING  — Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.55 seconds Aug. 27 to complete another sprint double at the world championships, again holding off Justin Gatlin.With one of his coasting-at-the-end performances Gatlin still couldn’t get close as the Jamaican won a record 10th gold medal at the world championships.Looking left and failing to see any red from Gatlin’s jersey, Bolt lifted both arms and punched his thumbs into his chest to show once again he is the greatest sprinter of all time.With a time of 19.55 seconds, he set the best time of the season. And despite slowing down, he still beat Gatlin by .19 — much more than the .01 second edge Bolt had in the Aug. 23 100 final.Bolt is now 2-0 in Beijing against Gatlin, who had been unbeaten in two seasons, with only the 4×100 relay to come on Aug. 29.Once he sat down to savor his victory on a trackside chair, Gatlin came over to congratulate Bolt and the two rivals shook hands and chatted.Seven years ago, Bolt started his amazing run of gold at the Beijing Olympics and has not lost a major 200 race since.The Jamaican, however, had been struggling with injury since winning his third straight 200 title at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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