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first_img Despite her termination, Robredo vowed that her work against the country’s drug problem would still continue.  Vice President Leni Robredo questions the motives behind her firing and such undermining of her capabilities fuels her to do more. Despite her termination, Robredo vows that her work against the country’s drug problem would still continue. VP LENI ROBREDO FACEBOOK  “Kung sa tingin nila matatapos ito dito, hindi nila ako kilala. Nagsisimula pa lang ako,” she stressed.   The opposition stalwart questionedthe motives behind her firing and such undermining of her capabilities fuelsher to do more during a press conference in herhome province of Camarines Sur on Monday. She recalledher three-week tenure as ICAD co-chair, saying she experienced cold treatmentfrom her co-workers and even received tirades about her capability tolead the war on drugs. MANILA – “Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyo, ano ba ang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?” This was VicePresident Leni Robredo’s question a day after she was sacked from her post asco-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) – a job she only held for 19 days. “Walang tigil ang pagbatikos. Mahina raw ako sa krimen. Huwag daw ako makialam sa pulis. Hindi raw ako mapagkakatiwalaan. Pinagtulungan at pinagkaisahan ako para hindi magtagumpay,” she said. “Kahit tinanggalan na ako ng posisyon, hinding hindi nila kayang tanggalin ang aking determinasyon,” Robredo said. “Determinasyon na itigil ang patayan, panagutin ang kailangan managot at ipanalo ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga.”/PNlast_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Team Still Unbeaten

September 24, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Baseball Team defeated The North Decatur Chargers 25-2 in Varsity action to remain undefeated at 4-0.North Decatur struggled throwing strikes tonight and the dogs took advantage of most strikes thrown as we put up 16 hits and 25 runs. Solid defense was also played by the Bulldogs on another night with zero errors.Bulldogs vs. North Decatur Baseball (4-17)Next Game vs. Harrison on Saturday (4-19)  at Liberty Park starting at 11 AM.(First game of a Double Header)Batesville 4-0 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.last_img

first_img The Canaries were thrashed 3-0 at Tottenham on Boxing Day but remain outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Victory over Villa would move Neil’s team 12 points above their opponents, who are rooted to the bottom of the league after winning just one game all season. “There are games in and about you that you’ve got to win, so I would probably call it a must-win, even though I don’t think anything’s going to be determined by this particular game,” Neil said. “However, three points against them certainly makes things a lot better. “It’s a snowball effect between now and the end of the season. Every game becomes bigger if you don’t win games.” Norwich, like Villa, had just 48 hours between fixtures, but Neil was confident his players would recover in time. “It will be interesting to see how we respond but other teams will have to do it as well, it’s not as if it’s just us,” Neil said. “It’s not as if they’re called upon to do it all the time, it’s a one-off and we need to get ourselves ready because it’s an important game for us.” Midfielders Wes Hoolahan and Gary O’Neil were left out of the side at White Hart Lane but both could return for the clash at Carrow Road. Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis, however, are unlikely to be fit. “Wes was one where if I had played him against Tottenham, he wouldn’t have made the next one. The next game suits him,” Neil added. “Gary O’Neil was a different situation, he couldn’t make the (Spurs) game as he wasn’t quite ready. We had to give him an extra day’s rest.” Press Associationcenter_img Norwich boss Alex Neil admits Monday’s crunch basement battle against Aston Villa could set the tone for the second half of the season.last_img read more

first_imgThe Palm Beach County School District Police Department is looking for 14-year-old Kasey Jernigan who was last seen on Monday morning leaving Bear Lakes Middle School, located at 3505 Shenandoah Road in West Palm Beach.Authorities say she is in danger because she walks with crutches.She was last seen wearing gray or black pants, a long sleeve gray shirt, and she has a nose ring on the left side of her nose.Police said Jernigan is 5’4″ and weighs 160 pounds.If you’ve seen her or know where she is, call the Palm Beach County School District Police Department at 561-434-8700, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County 1-800-458-TIPS.We need your help finding an endangered juvenile! Kasey Jernigan, 14-years-old, was last seen leaving Bear Lakes Middle School Monday morning. Report tips to 561-434-8700 or Crimestoppers 800-485-TIPS.— SchoolPolicePBC (@SchoolPolicePBC) January 28, 2020last_img read more

Champions Trophy final

September 19, 2020 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgPakistan ready to ‘change history’ against IndiaLondon (AFP) – Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that’s “bigger than the Ashes” when they face arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final.Some estimates suggest today’s match between the sub-continental cricket giants at the Oval in south London could attract a worldwide television audience of more than a billion viewers.Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight one-day international sides.It was only on June 4 that India launched their title defence with a 124-run rout of Pakistan at Edgbaston.Yet even by their own “unpredictable” standards, Pakistan’s transformation since that reverse has been remarkable and on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.Pakistan have yet to play a match at the Oval this tournament but in bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, who spent several seasons at his “second home” playing for Surrey, they have someone familiar with all the vagaries of the London ground.And the former Pakistan all-rounder insisted all the burden of expectation was now on India’s shoulders.“We’ve got nothing to lose — the pressure is more on them,” Azhar told reporters at the Oval on Friday.“They are ranked higher than us – so everyone is talking about India, India. But I can tell you one thing — we have come to win.”India have won all three of their previous matches with Pakistan in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments to date but Azhar, 42, said there was no reason why the sequence had to be extended this weekend as well.“India have the upper hand in ICC tournaments,” he admitted before adding: “But things can change, and this is the time for us to change the tag that we don’t perform well at ICC events.“History can change, and I hope we can (change it).”– ‘DREAM FINAL’ –Meanwhile Azhar said there was no hiding from the scale of a fixture which, mainly because of political pressure, rarely takes place outside of a major international tournament.“It is massive,” said Azhar. “India refuse to play against us (in Pakistan’s adopted home of the United Arab Emirates).”“But (now) on the biggest stage it is India v Pakistan. It is like the Ashes … it is bigger than the Ashes — and expectation is high from both nations, crazy about cricket.“The pressure is high for both sides and their countries … it is a dream final for the sponsors and the broadcasters,” he added.“This is the game they want, but it is up to us how we handle the pressure on the day.”And he insisted a Pakistan victory would be no great surprise. “It wouldn’t be a shock if we won.“No one gave us a hope when we got here. We were the number eight ranked side, and no one gave us any credit.“But someone asked me before the tournament who would be in the final and I said Pakistan,” Azhar insisted.“I believe in my boys … if we win it would be a great gift to the whole nation.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tim O’Toole, Syracuse’s director of basketball operations, is leaving the Orange to becoming an assistant coach at Stanford, Stanford Athletics announced Wednesday.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join (head coach Johnny Dawkins’) staff and work for such a tremendous institution,” O’Toole said in a statement. “I have been blessed in my career to have the fortune of working at elite academic institutions while coaching under Hall of Fame mentors. I have known Johnny for 20 years, respect him greatly and believe in him whole-heartedly. Johnny has always been committed to excellence and Stanford is an incredible institution that represents excellence. I am grateful to be a part of the program and equally excited about the direction we are headed.”O’Toole joined Syracuse in December, midway through the season, after Stan Kissel resigned for family reasons. O’Toole worked with Dawkins for a few weeks in 1997 when the two worked as assistant coaches at Duke. O’Toole left the Blue Devils to become an assistant coach at Seton Hall. He also served as an assistant coach with the Orange from 1991-1995 and was the head coach at Fairfield from 1998-2006.O’Toole replaces former Cardinal assistant coach Mark Madsen, who left in May to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Developmental League.“I’m very excited to have Tim join our staff and look forward to working with him,” Dawkins said in a statement. “Tim brings a wealth of experience to our program, having served as a head coach and an assistant coach for several successful programs. He possesses an incredible passion for the game, and has the ability to instantly connect with the student-athletes he coaches. Tim’s presence will greatly benefit everyone associated with our program.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

first_imgAfter a successful weekend for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens and freshman forward Abby Roque have received WCHA Player of Week honors for their outstanding performances.Desbiens earned the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honor after clinching the NCAA record for most shutouts in a career last weekend against Bemidji State University. Desbiens earned her 44th career shutout after posting 5-0 and 6-0 finishes over the Beavers. Tuesday marked the 14th time in Desbiens’ career that she has earned this honor.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers set records in weekend sweep of Bemidji StateWith their second weekend at home in the books, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team victoriously slid Read…Desbiens also was also named the American Sports Network Women’s Hockey Player of the Week. Desbiens has been considered one of the most successful goaltenders in the NCAA on both the men and women’s hockey teams.On the other side of the ice for the top-ranked Badgers, Roque earned the WCHA Rookie of the Week. Roque scored two goals and notched three assists against Bemidji, but contrary to Desbiens’ bevy of awards, it was the first time in her career that Roque has been honored with this title.The Michigan-native had four points coming into last weekend and tallied five more last weekend. The offensive boost lifted Roque to boasting the fifth-highest point total among all rookies in the NCAA. She is also currently tied for the second most points scored by all WCHA conference rookies.Roque’s five points were the most scored by any NCAA rookie last week and she also ranked third among all NCAA players on the weekend. With such an impressive performance early on this month, Roque has placed herself in contention for the November WCHA Rookie of the Month. The October recipient was given to Roque’s teammate and fellow Badger Presley Norby.Both performances helped the Badgers further prove their No. 1 status. Wisconsin has the weekend off before heading to Minnesota for a series battle with No. 3 University of Minnesota-Duluth Nov. 18 and 19.last_img read more

first_img Related News Panthers looking to build headquarters, practice facility in South Carolina, report says The Ravens managed to hold McCaffrey to 56 yards from scrimmage earlier this season, which was his lowest total this year. Christian McCaffrey is one of the NFL’s most versatile running backs, and he’s closing in on a huge franchise record for the Panthers.The Stanford product and 2017 eighth-overall pick is a mere 10 yards from tying DeAngelo Williams’ franchise record for most yards from scrimmage in a single season. Williams set the mark with a total of 1,636 all-purpose yards in 2008.center_img McCaffrey has rushed for 926 yards this season, so he also has a chance to become just the fifth Panther to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season. The last Carolina player to do so was Williams, who accomplished the feat in 2009. Williams is the only Carolina running back to do it twice (2008, 2009).The Panthers are on a five-game losing streak and will face the Saints on Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET. New Orleans has the top ranked rushing defense in the NFL, so McCaffrey may be hard-pressed to find yards running the ball. Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leading NFL in receptions over last eight weekslast_img read more

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years EL SEGUNDO – When?In the Lakers’ training facility, there’s a series of burning questions that lead to the big one: When can LeBron James do contract drills? When can he do 5-on-5? When can he practice in full-court settings?When can he play in a game?There’s even more urgency for the Lakers (25-22) to start the week, following the news that Lonzo Ball’s left ankle sprain will keep him out four to six weeks. It widens the void that is left without the Lakers’ top three ball-handlers and play-makers, none of whom looms larger than James, missed his 14th straight game with a left groin strain. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt’s more time than he has ever missed in any one of his 15 previous seasons, and Monday’s shootaround ahead of a game against the Golden State Warriors didn’t seem to promise that a triumphant return was near. James only received treatment on his injury; by contrast, Rajon Rondo, who has missed as much time as James with a sprained-then-surgically repaired finger, was scrimmaging with Lakers’ assistants after shootaround.Coach Luke Walton said he was hopeful that James would return this week, during a stretch of five straight games at the Staples Center that could allow the Lakers to practice more. But he also said he’s preparing for if James isn’t ready, which would flow in the direction of the Lakers’ recent ill fortunes.“We’re not gonna play the next week, expecting that Bron’s gonna be back,” Walton said. “We’re gonna be playing and practice and get after it like we’re not gonna have him for a while. And hopefully he gets back within a couple days.”The Lakers also spent Monday morning talking about Ball, who had raised his level of play in the last few games, helping them go 4-3 in their last seven games after a 1-5 start without James or Rondo.While Kyle Kuzma said Ball was relieved in one sense that the injury, which the Lakers have said won’t require surgery, wasn’t more serious, Walton said he was “emotionally devastated” to have been hurt in the midst of a promising stretch. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “You could tell, his body language, he’s down,” he said. “He was really in a good place and competing and figuring some things out. so I think he knows how much we need him. I think he feels a big responsibility to our team and our team having success, which he should.”In the immediate future, the Lakers will use Brandon Ingram as their starting point guard. More ball-handling duties will likely go to Lance Stephenson, as well as two-way player Alex Caruso who has been called up from the G League.Walton said it had not yet been determined who would replace Ball in the starting lineup: Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk are potential candidates.There’s a possibility that Rondo is ready to play before James, which would still help the Lakers a lot at guard. He traveled with the team on their recent road trip and has been able to play in contact practices, including 5-on-5. But Walton said Rondo is still favoring his injured hand, implying that the Lakers are unlikely to roll him out in a game until that ends.Related Articles “Well it’s getting comfortable again,” Walton said. “Watching him play yesterday, he still tries to protect it a little bit, but anytime you’re coming back from an injury it’s a big thing. You gotta get hit a couple times.”It’s a relatively relaxed schedule for the next week: The team has two days between games after playing the Warriors Monday night, hosting the Timberwolves on Thursday. Then they have two more days before hosting the Suns. Walton said the team was willing to manipulate the practice schedule however they could to allow James to get more practice time.Until they play again, the Lakers will soldier on. Kuzma, the team’s remaining leading scorer, put the best face on it that he could.“Obviously you can never make up for somebody’s presence,” he said. “You just try the best to kind of put a Band-Aid over it or put some duct tape on it.He shrugged: “I would say that’s kind of the best analogy I can give you.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

first_imgHappy New Year from the usual suspects, who have mostly learned their lessons.NBA commissioner Adam Silver – What a season! James Harden averaging the most points since Wilt Chamberlain! Everyone learning to spell “Giannis Antetokounmpo!” The Lakers and Clippers as marquee rivals!Former Lakers president Magic Johnson – Not everyone had such a bang-up time. I’ll never take another front office job. They’re no fun.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office (all together) – You promise? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMagic – I still can’t forgive Rob for stabbing me in the back. … Sorry, I’ve got to go. I’ve got ESPN, Yahoo, Fox Sports, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, The Disney Channel and Ken Burns on the line, asking me to tell them about it again.Former New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps – What are you complaining about? One minute Anthony Davis is talking about all the stuff that we can do together. The next, he’s a Laker and I’m unemployed.Lakers forward LeBron James – Yeah, I heard about that.Demps – I know you did, up close and personal the way I heard it.Silver – We’ve had a lot of complaints about tampering. Were you guys discussing joining up on the Lakers with A.D. under contract to the Pelicans?center_img James – Who me?Davis – Who, me?Rich Paul, agent for James and Davis – Who, us?Silver – We see that Anthony bought a house there last July. Does that mean he has made up his mind about re-signing with the Lakers?Davis – Absolutely not. That $7.5 million, 16,000-square-foot mansion I bought in Westlake Village with a guest house, home theater, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and indoor basketball court is just somewhere to do my laundry.Clippers star Kawhi Leonard – Hey, not everyone from around here wants to play for the Lakers. The Clippers were a better fit since they only expect me to play occasionally.Silver – I need to ask you about that. When you sat out our national TV game with a knee injury, what was wrong with it?Clippers coach Doc Rivers – Nothing. That was just load management.Silver – Ka-ching! That’ll be $50,000! We accept credit cards, personal checks or cash.Steve Ballmer – That’s tip money. I’m the guy with the $50 billion fortune who paid $2 billion for the Clippers … and made it up in my Microsoft stock in two years.Jeanie Buss – That’s good because you’ll need it after you move to Inglewood in 2024 and everyone forgets you’re in town.Ballmer – You mean the way everyone forgot you were here the last decade?Paul George, Clippers star – What’s so special about the Lakers? I’m from around here and I turned them down, too.James – We know. We got A.D., instead, so we’re cool with it.Clippers consultant Jerry West – Who says this isn’t fun? I was enjoying having Magic around so we could turn them upside down and shake them like a piggy bank, like when they gave us Ivica Zubac for Mike Muscala, whom they then cut.Silver – A commish’s work is never done. I have a bunch of complaints about tanking, including some teams you’d never have expected.Warriors players Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green – Who, us?Silver – Bingo!Grizzlies, Knicks, Hawks, Pelicans, Cavaliers and Wizards (all together) – Who us?Silver – Not to worry. Everyone knows you lames don’t have a choice.Nets guard Kyrie Irving – I know I’ve only played 11 games after running out on LeBron in Cleveland and wrecking two seasons in Boston. … Wait ’til next year, again.Knicks owner James Dolan – My dad told me there would be days like this when he gave me Madison Square Garden. So what if the Nets got Kyrie and Kevin Durant, who wouldn’t even sit down with us? This is still the Mecca of basketball. We have “the world’s most famous arena.” What more can our fans ask?Knicks fans (all together) – SELL THE TEAM!Dolan – Oh, and I probably shouldn’t have poured $140 million into the Forum before Inglewood officials partnered with Ballmer on a new arena to be built solely with private funds that would spur employment and affordable housing. … Unfortunately, I admitted in a deposition that I didn’t read my contract with the city and it doesn’t say what I keep claiming that it does. … And, oh, right, it’s true that I got so desperate, I asked Jeanie to move the Lakers back to the Forum for some of our Knicks-style retro chic.Phil Jackson, former Knicks president – Lie down with idiots, wake up with $30 million in severance pay.Silver – At least, people have stopped asking me about China. The Chinese actually asked me to fire Houston GM Daryl Morey for tweeting support for protestors, but I think he learned his lesson.Morey and the rest of NBA staffers and players (all together) – China? Never heard of it.last_img read more