Gambling during wakes okay but…

first_imgILOILO City – Gambling during wakes isallowed but there should not be too many gambling tables, according to PoliceGeneral Archie Francisco Gamboa, director of the Philippine National Police(PNP). The most popular games in wakes –which runs for days if not weeks until the burial – are mahjong and card gamesof various kinds. Gambling as a pastime in wakes is aFilipino tradition. It keeps people around and awake at the vigil. Photo courtesy of Flickr Gamboa said there are no official PNPguidelines yet on gambling during wakes but he stressed there should be a fewtables only, such as one for mahjong and one for tong-its. There was no gambling at Espanto’swake. The police may make arrests ifgambling during wakes has become unbridled, he said. “Angproblema kasi nag-e-extend ng maraming tables,” said Gamboa,lamenting that such is already going beyond the spirit of why authorities aretolerant of gambling during wakes. In fact, he said, in the NationalCapital Region, the regional police office under Police Major General DeboldSinas banned all types of gambling in wakes although this earned the ire ofresidents. He issued the statement during a visitto the wake of Police Captain Efren Espanto Jr. – who was killed in anencounter with rebels in Janiuay, Iloilo on Feb. 12 – at the Police RegionalOffice 6 in Camp Delgado here on Saturday. Some sort of “tax” – the so-called“tong” – from these games is given to the family of the dead person to helpdefray burial expenses./PNlast_img read more

Dorothy Morgan Hughes, 93

first_imgDorothy Morgan Hughes, 93, of Holton passed away at 12:45pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Anderson on June 21, 1923. She was married to Howard Morgan at the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church on June 30, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1994. She was married to David Hughes, Jr. on September 7, 1996 and he preceded her in death April 12, 2012. Survivors include three sons Donald (Beverly) Morgan of Andrews, David (Loretta) Morgan and Howard Jr. (Martha) Morgan both of North Vernon; one daughter Twyla (Rev. Leonard) Waller of Versailles; 15 step-children; one sister Ruby Kurtz of Buffalo, New York; grandchildren Melissa (Larry) Towne, Donald Morgan, Steven (Barbara) Waller, Brian Waller, Jason (Ann) Waller, Roxanna (Darin) McIntire, Rhonda (Paul) Purdue, and Rachel Murray, 25 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her grandchildren Amy and Melinda Morgan, and Leonard Waller, Jr., and her sisters Katherine, Mildred, and Mary. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of the Holton Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 12th at the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church with Dorothy’s grandson Pastor Steven Waller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1pm Sunday until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Evangelistic Faith Mission or the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Man U ‘relaxed’ on Ighalo deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United is “relaxed” about Odion Ighalo’s future at the club and will not make a reckless last minute decision as the Nigerian’s loan spell comes to an end.Ighalo joined the Red Devils in a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in January and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been keen to sign him permanently after he bagged four goals in eight appearances for the Reds. However, United have failed to agree a fee with the Chinese club and he has just 10 days left on his loan spell at Old Trafford before he returns to the Far East.United have not ruled out extending his loan given the unprecedented circumstances but Shanghai would rather sell, knowing that Ighalo’s stock is high after his spell with the Red Devils.But United’s interest has cooled since before the coronavirus outbreak, when they were without star man Marcus Rashford.The forward is now fit again after a back fracture, meaning United’s reliance on Ighalo is not as pronounced as it once was.SkySports claimed United is now “relaxed” about the situation and feel that Rashford’s return has put them in a far stronger position. Though Solskjaer would like to keep Ighalo, United will not sanction a big money move for a back-up forward and it could be that the Nigerian hass played his last game for the club.That would be a huge blow to Ighalo, who has made no secret of his desire to stay at his boyhood club.United resumed first team training on Wednesday, though there were strict restrictions with only five players allowed to train together at one time.Tags: Manchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerRed DevilsShaghai Shehualast_img read more

Magpies continue winning run

first_img Press Association The Frenchman, captaining the side in the absence of the injured Fabricio Coloccini, won it 12 minutes from time with the only goal as the Magpies finally made the pressure tell and left the visitors still without a single Barclays Premier League point away from home. Alan Pardew’s men, who have not conceded a goal in 432 minutes of football, enjoyed the better of the game in front of a crowd of 51,915 but had been frustrated up until that point by poor finishing and the efforts of keeper Rob Green, who made a series of important saves. Moussa Sissoko fired Newcastle to a sixth successive victory to extend QPR’s dismal run on the road. However, there was heartache for Ryan Taylor, starting his first Premier League game in 993 days, when he limped off in tears after just 34 minutes. Former team-mate Joey Barton was afforded a warm welcome on his return to St James’ Park, where he spent four seasons before heading for the capital, as he led out the visitors wearing the captain’s armband. But there was an even more significant re-appearance for the home side with utility man Taylor starting his first Barclays Premier League game since a 1-1 derby draw with Sunderland on March 4, 2012 after two cruciate ligament injuries. Sadly for the 30-year-old his afternoon was to last barely half an hour as he departed after going to ground in some discomfort with all the indications suggesting yet another knee problem. But inside the 34 minutes for which he was on the pitch, it was he who had looked the most likely man to break the deadlock, prompting the home side forward and arriving late into the box to apply the finishing touch to a series of moves. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to take either of the two gilt-edged opportunities which fell his way as Green tipped his curling 17th-minute shot over after Remy Cabella had picked him out on the edge of the box with an intelligent corner and then claimed his side-footed effort after Ayoze Perez and Cabella had set him up following full-back Yun Suk-young’s misplaced pass. Green had earlier enjoyed an escape when he blasted a clearance straight into Jack Colback and saw the ball ricochet just wide as he attempted to deal with Steven Caulker’s underhit back-pass, but was more than equal to the task of collecting Cabella’s tame 10th-minute shot after the Frenchman had linked well with Sissoko. Both sides had penalty appeals rightly waved away by referee Chris Foy after Massadio Haidara went down under Sandro’s challenge and Leroy Fer under Mike Williamson’s. However, Taylor’s premature departure changed the game with the visitors sensing their chance and with Barton making an impact, they pressed the Magpies back. Striker Charlie Austin, who had gone wide with a 13th-minute shot, failed to test keeper Tim Krul unduly three minutes before the break, although the Holland international had to be on his toes on the stroke of half-time to keep out defender Richard Dunne’s looping header from a Barton corner. Newcastle returned in determined mood with Sammy Ameobi and Cabella running at the QPR defence at every opportunity and meeting less than composed resistance, although Barton threw himself into the path of Ameobi’s well-struck 48th-minute volley. At the other end, Austin scuffed a left-footed effort on the full straight to Krul, but the traffic remained largely in the other direction, although with Green untested until he had to race from his line and block Perez’s shot with his chest after Sissoko had played the youngster in with 57 minutes gone. The keeper was fortunate to escape when he spilled Haidara’s driven near-post cross three minutes later and was grateful to see Ameobi head wide as he arrived at pace to meet substitute Yoan Gouffran’s 63rd-minute cross. But the visitors were not content to defend and striker Bobby Zamora, who had earlier headed wide, had Krul back-pedalling anxiously with another effort from Karl Henry’s 66th-minute cross. Substitute Niko Kranjcar, who had replaced the injured Sandro on the hour, gave QPR fresh impetus but the home side still looked the more likely to score, with Perez testing Green once again with a first-time shot from Gouffran’s 74th-minute cross. But the stalemate was finally broken 12 minutes from time when Sissoko turned on Ameobi’s pass to fire unerringly past Green and spark joyous celebrations on and off the pitch. last_img read more

Robinson sprains foot, Shafer eyes season opener for guard’s return

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories Shafer suspends safety Howard for violation of ‘training rules’center_img A sprained foot is what kept Nick Robinson sidelined in the FanFest scrimmage on Saturday, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer announced Monday after practice.Shafer said that the foot is the same one the senior guard injured in the spring, but didn’t know if it was related. He also said that Robinson “was playing the best football of his life before this,” and that the goal is to nurse him back in time for Syracuse’s season opener against Villanova on Aug. 29. “Eighteen days and we’ll try to make a good decision each day,” Shafer said. “We’re going to be smart with him, like the Brisly (Estime) situation, take what it takes to get it right.”Estime wasn’t at practice for the 25 minutes the media saw on Monday morning, and Shafer discussed taking time with him as well.Crume, Sloan return to drillsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textNose tackle Eric Crume and defensive tackle Ryan Sloan were participating in drills for the 25 minutes of open practice, after working on the side last week and not suiting up for FanFest.Crume has been working back from offseason knee surgery and Sloan has been bothered by an arm injury, and Shafer said that “they are getting closer.” With both players being seniors, Shafer said that “it’s easier to manage somebody that you’ve played and you know his threshold for pain.” He added that Crume’s threshold for pain is high and that the team is testing him daily and monitoring his quad strength. Shafer also predicted that Sloan could see the field before Crume. “I’ve been really really pleased with (Sloan’s) work ethic to get back,” the head coach said. “I can’t give a date on those two guys. I think Ryan will probably be in the mix a little quicker than Eric.”No timetable for Edouard’s arrivalFreshman quarterback Alin Edouard has still not arrived at training camp, after leaving the team prior to camp’s start due to “family issues” back in Florida.Edouard, along with A.J. Long, is one of two quarterbacks in the Orange’s newest class, and Shafer didn’t have an exact idea of when he’ll join the team.Said Shafer: “Basically when he says it’s right we’ll bring him back.” Commentslast_img read more

Nanomedicine scientist to join USC faculty

first_imgMark Davis, a chemical engineering professor and nanomedicine researcher at the California Institute of Technology, will be joining the USC faculty in the fall, according to USC News.Davis will serve as provost professor in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering, and will also have joint appointments in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Chemistry. Davis will also be a strategic advisor to the deans of both Viterbi and Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and will continue his research on nanomedicine, specifically on nanoparticles that would be able to deliver medicine to the brain. “Mark Davis is a stellar addition to our faculty,” Provost Michael Quick said to USC News. “His multidisciplinary scholarship and research is an asset to the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, where we are building bridges across our campus to transform medicine and science.”Davis previously conducted his research at CalTech and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He is also the author of more than 425 scientific publications, and two textbooks and holds 75 U.S. patents. Davis specializes in materials synthesis, such as zeolites that can be used for molecular recognition, and polymers that can be used for therapeutic delivery. At USC, he will continue his nanomedicine research on treatment for cancer.last_img read more

Andre Ayew nominated for French League player of the month award

first_imgGhana midfielder Andre Ayew is in contention for the Union National des Footballeurs Professionnels’ Player of the Month Award for March in the French Ligue 1.But the 21-year-old faces competition with Lille duo Eden Hazard and Antonio Mavuba.Ayew scored the winner against Paris Saint Germain before the international break and put up strings of impressive displays which has kept Marseille in second place on the Ligue 1 table.His inspiring display for Marseille in March has earned him his first nomination for the prestigious trophy.Fans of the Ligue 1 are expected to cast their vote for the three candidates.The Ghana winger stands a better chance of winning the award for the first time in his French career. Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img

Six Nations 2019: Gregor Townsend takes the blame for Scotland’s defeat to Ireland

first_imgWe welcomed 67,000 fans to BT Murrayfield today for Round 2 of the Guinness Six Nations – here’s a look at our day. #AsOne— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) February 9, 2019″I’m the attack coach, and we weren’t able to get those two or three phases either to get in behind the defense or set up our attack shape.”I’m frustrated we gifted them a try through our error but very happy with how we played in the first half. The second half our execution of our set-piece plays to get us into our game just didn’t happen.”If we were able to replicate that first half after the break, then I think we’d be here with a win.” Townsend had seen his side pick off Italy 33-20 last time out, but the head coach admitted their failings in attack against Joe Schmidt’s men pointed to mistakes on his part.”I’m so proud of the players with the way they played and the effort they put in,” he said.”A game of rugby is a lot of things. It’s the defense battle, the contact battle, the kicking game which is so important. I thought with the pressure we put on Ireland’s kicks, we won those battles.”But it was just that final piece, the execution off set-piece which has been really good, that fell off the jigsaw today, and that’s my fault. Gregor Townsend shouldered the responsibility for Scotland’s Six Nations defeat at home to Ireland on Saturday.Defending Grand Slam champions Ireland, reeling from a shock loss to England in Dublin in its opener last week, prevailed 22-13 at Murrayfield to reignite its title hopes.last_img read more

5 lessons India can take from their crushing 10-wicket defeat to Australia

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement i7ihsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56v8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euov( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n4wWould you ever consider trying this?😱purCan your students do this? 🌚zkRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s 5 match One Day International series against Australia started off with a disheartening defeat agains the visitors. In the first match at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday, Team India not only were all bowled out on 255 runs with still 5 balls left, they couldn’t defend their total against a swashbuckling partnership of the two Aussie openers David Warner and the skipper Aaron Finch, who vehemently dominated over the Indian bowling squad and chased down the target by the 38th over, without losing a single wicket. So, what can Virat Kohli and his squad learn from the crushing defeat?Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APTo produce a substantial total in the first innings:Against a team like Australia in an ODI game, anything less than 300 runs in the first innings, i.e giving them an run per over target of atleast 6.0 is necessary. Unfortunately, the Men in Blues fell short of that by 45 runs, ending their innings with 255.David Warner (left) and Aaron Finch (right) chased down the target with sheer brilliance. (Image Courtesy: BCCI/AFP)The visitors won the toss and Finch opted to field first. While having the advantage of home soil, the Indian batsmen couldn’t match their oppositing’s bowling counterparts, except Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, who scored 74 and 47 runs respectively. Unfortunately, none of the other hitters of the Indian batting order went past 30 runs each.Advertisement Not changing up the already effective batting order:While Dhawan and Rahul were on a tussle for the opener spot alongside the team’s first choice Rohit Sharma, captain Kohli decided to do an experiment, and gave both of them a place in the squad However, the decision had backfired, as ICC’s 1st and 2nd ranked batsmen Kohli and Rohit both failed to produce an appreciable knock.Dhawan and Rahul were the only ones managing to produce appreciable scores. (Image Courtesy: PTI)While Rohit Sharma had an amazing spell in last month’s ODI series against West Indies, the absence of his regular partner Rahul on the 22 yards proved dertimental, as the Mumbaiker lost his wicket in the 5th over after just scoring 10 runs.Advertisement Virat Kohli to retain his spot in the batting order:Virat Kohli, who is the top ranked batsman in ICC’s ODI batting rankings, was on high expectations from the supporters. But, the skipper moved down one spot in the batting order to 4th, giving his usual 1 down spot to Rahul.The decision backfired, as the 31 year old managed to scored only 16 runs, before getting caught and bowled by Adam Zampa. In a high tension game such as yesterday, the skipper himself needed to retain his batting order spot to be able to face more deliveries.Virat Kohli left the pitch after just 16 runs. (Image Courtesy: AP)An improved performance from the middle order:After captain Kohli lost his wicket in the 32nd over, all the following Indian batsmen were unsuccessful to rack up the total. The young and talented Shreyas Iyer found himself in the mud after leaving for the dugout with only 4 runs to his name, and Rishab Pant, Ravindra Jadeja failed to lengthen the appreciable effort earlier from the Dhawan and Rahul duo.Pant (left) and Jadeja (right) were expected to perform better on the 22 yards. (Image Courtesy: TOI/PTI)A proper defending of the score from the Indian bowling squad:Despite receiving numerous praises from pundits and supproters of the cricketing fandom, all of Team India’s bowlers bit the dust against the dominating Aussie duo Warner and Finch. Jasprit Bumrah, the ICC’s world no. 1 ODI bowler and hailed to be one of the best in the world, couldn’t manage to pick any wickets and gave up 50 runs from 7 overs.Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami clueless on defending their score. (Image Courtesy: AP)Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make a dent in Australia’s batting prowess. The match also saw a high number of extras from the hosts, 20 in total.There was also no shortage of boundaries from the chasers. Warner and Finch together converted an astounding 30 deliveries into boundaries and 5 into sixes.It is expected that Team India learns from their mistakes in the previous game, and prepares themselves accordingly for Friday, the second and series decider match at the  the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Aussie legend Ricky Ponting predicts ODI scoreline: “Australia full of confidence”Australia created history by smashing India in the 1st ODI. Find out how! Advertisementlast_img read more

PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

first_imgTonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.PNG chased down the target easily in the 10th over thanks to a fired up Raho Sam (33) and Kipling Doriga (26).The winning run was hit by Jason Kila with a stroke along the ground to mid-on.In other matches, Vanuatu beat New Caledonia by 73 runs.last_img