PRO-6 to rule on Jovie’s fate – Gamboa

first_imgGamboa said Pamuspusan had summonedEspenido to explain the police officials’ recent remarks. In a press conference at Camp Delgado– headquarters of the PRO-6 in Iloilo City – Espenido said he does not fearissuing statements despite the gag order. While the PRO-6 already clearedEspenido of any links to illegal drugs, Gamboa said the regional police officeis also looking at the police official’s defiance of an order to stopdiscussing in public his inclusion in the list of “narco cops” pending investigationresults. “You are still in the PNPorganization. You observe what should be observed. Talking indiscriminately isnot observing the proper decorum. Otherwise, kung gusto niya magsalita nang magsalita against thePNP, lumabassiya, umalis siya,” Dela Rosa said in media interview in CampCrame, Quezon City. (With a report fromthe Philippine News Agency/PN) Gamboa added that all intelligencereports on the alleged narco cops are confidential. The PRO-6 director is Police BrigadierGeneral Rene Pamuspusan who pronounced last week, “Wala namantayong reliableinformation or validated report that he is involved in illegal drugs, so he wascleared.” Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa. GMA NEWS MANILA – The fate of controversialPolice Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, the sacked deputy director foroperations of the Bacolod City Police Office, is to be decided by the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief,General Archie Gamboa. It was Gamboa who issued the gagorder. He added: “This is my right. I have mypersonal right, ‘wag ninyo lang akongbawalan or else wala akong magawadin. Demokrasya tayo. Kung kasuhan ako, kung ito na lang ang paraan na ma-dismissako sa serbisyo, then let it be.” “Kungsakaling ano ang mangyari, kasi nagpa-interviewako, I (am ready to) suffer theconsequences,” Espenido told members of the media.center_img He previously gave a “generalinstruction” to policemen included in the drug watch list to remain silent onthe issue. In exchange for the gag order, hepromised that their identities will not be disclosed. In a press conference in Bacolod Cityon Feb. 19, Espenido said his name could have been “planted” on the list. Though vouching for Espenido’sintegrity, Dela Rosa advised him to leave the organization if he cannot keepquiet. According to Gamboa, based on theappreciation of Espenido’s explanation, “should it not convince Pamuspusan,then appropriate pre-charge would be executed. Otherwise, puwede ring hindi.” But Gamboa said Espenido’s commentingabout the drug watch list and PNP’s alleged “failure of intelligence” could notbe considered insubordination yet. “As a matter of procedure, thedirector of PRO-6 already took charge of that process,” said Gamboa at a pressbriefing in Baguio City over the weekend. On Feb. 20, former national police chiefand now senator Ronald Dela Rosa also took offense on Espenido’s recent actionswhich he said were putting the police institution in a bad light. Gamboa earlier vowed to deal withEspenido for granting media interviews despite the gag order he issued for allthe 356 policemen being investigated over alleged links to illegal drugs.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Blank Lady Knights In Soccer

first_imgBville JV 2 – SD 0The Batesville JV Lady Bulldogs defeated the South Dearborn Lady Knights with a final score of 2-0. Baylee Rohlfing and Audrey Weigel scored with Madison Winters and Haylee Harmeyer assisting. Led by Carissa Werner, Jill Hartman, Bre Moman, and Madison Winters the defense continues to stay strong leaving most teams scoreless. Anna Kick and Kelsey Huffner continue working well together in the center of the field.The Lady bulldogs will be in action on Monday against the East Central Trojans.Bville Varsity 4 – SD 0The Batesville Lady Bulldogs had a strong showing at South Dearborn on Thursday night. They pulled off a 4-0 victory over a good South Dearborn team. Emily Rose managed to score the only goal in the first half on a cross from Shelby Rupp that Rose gathered and buried in the back of the net. In the first half, South Dearborn was able to control much of the possession but Batesville still outshot them 8-3. In the 2nd half, the Lady Bulldogs went back to playing their game and dominated every part of the 2nd half. Shelby Rupp had a breakout performance netting all 3 Batesville goals in the 2nd half. All three goals were great shots from Rupp outside of the 18 yard box. “Shelby played great today. She is finally gaining the confidence to shot early and often and tonight she was rewarded for her efforts all season long. She now has 9 goals on the season and I look for her to add several more in the next 3 games.” Batesville’s defense played excellent all game long while limiting the Lady Knights to only 5 shots in the game and 2 in the 2nd half.The Lady Bulldogs are now 8-4-1 on the season with 3 matches to play. Senior Day is Saturday morning at 10:00 against Franklin County. The senior recognition will take place at halftime.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

Twisters Get Win Over Cougars

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated The South Decatur Cougars 7-5 in Boys Varsity Baseball action.OA          400 100 2             7   7   0SD           102 000 2             5   9   5OA Hitting:  Adam Huber 1-4, run, hbp; Chase Hogg 1-5, run, sb; Matthew Sedler 2-3, run, 2 bb, rbi, sb; Michael Hoff 1-4, run, bb, rbi; Zach Wegman 0-3, hbp; Hunter Sullivan 0-3, bb; Zach West 1-3, run, bb; Jordan Stenger 0-3, run, bb; Glenn Geraci 1-3, rbi.OA Pitching:  Chase Hogg  6+ IP,  5 earned runs, 9 hits, 7 k, 4 bb, 4 hbp.    Win.   Zach Wegman 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 k, 1 bb.    Save.Twisters Varsity record: 4-6Next Game: today at North Decatur.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Success Story!

first_imgWhen Shelby Rupp came to Batesville High School, I don’t know who talked her into playing basketball, but it certainly changed her life.  The EIAC’s most dominate defensive player her senior year was invited to play basketball at Thomas More University in Northern Kentucky.One hundred and fifteen wins and 3 losses later, the starting forward for the Saints women’s basketball team is one of the mainstays on the 24-0 roster.  Shelby is averaging 11 points per game and almost 7 rebounds per game.  They will enter the tournament as probably a #2 seed.  They are hoping to win their second national championship in the past 4 years.  Some of this information was obtained from a recent article in the Herald Tribune.Good luck to Shelby and the Saints as they begin their run for a national championship!last_img read more

Lady Raiders Come Up Short Against Lady Indians

first_imgMilan  7, South Ripley  5Halee Smith- 2 for 4 w/2 runsAlexa Heidt- 2 for 4 w/2 runs and RBI, Losing PitcherMady Tompkins- 6 IP, 7 Runs, 2 ER, 5 Hits, 8 K’s, 1 BB“It was a really disappointing loss tonight. We started hot out of the gate but mistakes for the fourth time this season came back to bite us. Seven errors leading to five unearned runs just doesn’t get the job done. We made a comeback attempt in the top of the seventh but just too big of a hole to climb out of. Kudos to our girls for realizing we beat ourselves tonight. We will learn from this and bounce back like we always do come Friday night.”Raiders Coach Rob Lafary.South Ripley is 11-4 and 5-3 in the ORVC. We host Southwestern (Hanover) on Friday.last_img read more

Connacht forwards crush Dragons

first_img All Connacht’s tries came from forwards with p rop Rodney Ah You and replacement lock Mike Swift adding to Muldoon’s tries while fly-half Dan Parks kicked two conversions. Tom Prydie went over for the Dragons only try with 10 minutes to go, adding to an early Jason Tovey penalty. Press Association John Muldoon scored two tries as Connacht beat Newport Gwent Dragons 24-8 at Rodney Parade in the RaboDirect Pro12. Dragons drew first blood when Tovey landed a penalty and then just missed with another from half-way. Yet that was to be the first and last time the home side were in front as Connacht’s pack hammered the Welshmen. Locks Ally Muldowney and Mick Kearney took everything in the front and centre of the lineouts as did number eight Eion McKeon at the tail. And Connacht’s front row of Dennis Buckley, Jason Harris-Wright and Kiwi Ah You had the home trio in so much trouble that Dragons head coach Lyn Jones switched the entire unit after 28 minutes. Connacht’s first try came in the 18th minute as, on a Dragons put-in, the Connacht pack won the battle which brought Muldoon his first try that Parks converted. It did not help that the Dragons were reduced to 14 men when lock Robert Sidoli was penalised at a ruck and spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin. As such, the troubled pack were depleted again which spelt trouble at a Connacht lineout 10 metres out and saw Ah You driven over by his team-mates with Parks again adding the extras. The Welshmen found some composure during half-time and came out with more focus but they struggled to get past the Connacht defence. Muldoon’s second touchdown, from a driving lineout on the right, put Connacht 16 points clear with 13 minutes left but the home side tried to get something out of the match. Prydie roared over in the corner with 10 minutes left as the Dragons gained momentum. But captain Muldoon kept his troops calm and Connacht had the last laugh when Swift went over for the bonus point score with seconds left. last_img read more

Shane Warne didn’t respect Buchanan as a coach: Michael Clarke

first_imgSydney: Ex-Australia skipper Michael Clarke has revealed that legendary spinner Shane Warne shared a boisterous relationship with former coach John Buchanan and they never got along.Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, Clarke said: “The fact him and John didn’t get on and Warnie didn’t respect John Buchanan as a coach at all, that he thought I’m not getting told what to do from this dude.”“If it was Ricky Ponting there, Warnie would have found a way to either bite his tongue or he might have said something to Ricky one-on-one … it wouldn’t have been in front of everyone. At that stage Warnie was so done with John Buchanan he didn’t care,” he added.Clarke, the 2015 World Cup-winning captain, also divulged details of the Australian dressing room culture when both him and Warne were together in the side. He said that the leg-spinner chose cigarettes for the three-day training camp instead of the essential items which the players were allowed.“For someone like Warnie who loved a smoke, he pretty much told them he is not coming unless he can bring his smokes. It was World War five,” Clarke said.According to the 39-year-old, Warne and Buchanan had a deal where the latter told the former that he would have to chuck a piece of clothing for every pack of cigarettes he took.“Warnie flicked his three pairs of undies, flicked his three pairs of socks and put six packs of darts in and off we went.“In the middle of the bush, sleeping bag only, no cover, no shelter, on the ground and it was pitch black. All you could see was this orange light coming out of someone’s sleeping bag and it was Warnie just sucking his dart back,” Clarke said. IANSAlso Read: Sachin Tendulkar hardest batsman to get out because of technical strength: Michael ClarkeAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img read more

Cricket News Kuldeep comes into World Cup mix big time, says Ravi Shastri

first_imgNew Delhi: Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s sensational show at his maiden Test on Australian soil makes him India’s first-choice spinner when it comes to selecting the playing XI for the upcoming World Cup in England, feels team coach Ravi Shastri. Kuldeep returned with a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the drawn fourth Test in Sydney against Australia and the wrist-spinner received huge accolades from the India coach.“Kuldeep comes into the mix big time now (in the World Cup),” Shastri told ‘India Today’ TV channel.“He might be in every Indian XI that plays (in the World Cup) because he has the advantage of a wrist spinner. We might need to choose between the other two finger spinners because wrist spinner now is the priority.”Also Read | BCCI announces cash reward for Virat Kohli brigade after historic series win against AussiesYoung wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant also impressed by scoring 350 runs at an average of 58.33 to emerge as the second leading run-scorer for India during the four-match Test series against Australia. India won the contest 2-1 to clinch their maiden Test series win on Australian soil.However, the 21-year-old Pant, who scored an unbeaten 159 in Sydney, was not included in the squad for the Australia and New Zealand ODIs.Shastri said Pant has been given a specific job of learning to finish games, which will be important for India during the World Cup. “We have asked him to go back because he has been playing non-stop cricket. I think he needs a break for a couple of weeks and then join the India A team,” the India coach said.“He has been asked to do a specific job, to get into the habit of finishing off matches and he will be right there in the mix,” he added.Shastri again slammed the critics for “jabbering away”. “Who cares what people say? Look at the scoreboard, look at the results and rests is history, you can keep jabbering away.” he said.Also Read | Imran Khan congratulates Virat Kohli and team on maiden Test series win in Australia“I always believed the people who jabber away are in the minority. You don’t know the millions of fans that this Indian team has, you outnumber the jabbering crowd.”Virat Kohli and Co. will now take on Australia in the three-match one-day series starting in Sydney on Saturday.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Dual-athlete Jefferson continues to balance track, football obligations

first_imgAt 6-foot-5, junior sprinter Kyle Jefferson is one of the tallest members of the Wisconsin men’s track and field squad. That size, along with Jefferson’s speed, is part of the reason Jefferson is also a two-year letter winner for the UW football team.Jefferson, a Cleveland native, splits his time between the football field, classroom and track. The varsity athlete is navigating the challenges of not just one Division I varsity sport, but two. According to men’s track head coach Ed Nuttycombe, the challenge is one he’s seen many athletes tackle over the years.“I’ve had a lot of dual sport athletes,” Nuttycombe said. “(But) Kyle makes it easy.”After what could be considered a less than successful season for Jefferson on the gridiron in 2009, Nuttycombe said Jefferson has had a breakthrough [track] season this year. He respects Jefferson’s enthusiasm for practice.Over the weekend, Jefferson finished fifth in the 200m at the Big Ten Indoor Championship in Minneapolis. He also anchored the third-place finish by Wisconsin’s 4x400m relay team.“He’s way ahead of where he was a year ago,” assistant coach Mark Guthrie, who works daily with Jefferson at practice, said. “This year he ran the full indoor season with us. He scored in the open 200 and anchored our 4×4 to third.”At the Indoor Championship, Jefferson ran the 200m in 21.82 seconds, just .25 seconds behind the first place finisher. Based on the makeup of the indoor track, Jefferson noted his size makes the result even more impressive.“I feel pretty good knowing that I’m a lot of legs running on a pretty tight track,” Jefferson said regarding the indoor season and his fifth place finish in the 200m.He added his finish was not only a big accomplishment for himself but also for his team.Jefferson said he looks forward to the outdoor season. The shorter indoor track means tighter turns, and Jefferson said he is not able to open up as he would on an outdoor track with his long legs and 6-foot-5 frame. Both his coaches agree the indoor track presents a challenge for the long-limbed sprinter.Before he was a sprinter, Jefferson spent his first athletic season as a wide receiver for the football team. Jefferson has seen his playing time on the football field diminish with each season.In 2007, his freshman year, Jefferson played in 13 games, starting six. That year, Jefferson recorded the highest statistics of his career thus far: 26 receptions, averaging 15.8 yards per reception and 2 touchdowns. In the 2009 season, Jefferson played in nine games and had four receptions on the season.Jefferson has never worried about the lack of playing time however.“I never put my head down because I’m a team person,” Jefferson said.Jefferson was not only a football letter winner and captain in high school but a track star as well.In addition to his track team winning four straight Ohio Division 1 state titles, Jefferson was also a four-time individual state champion. His senior year, he won the 400m state title and anchored his high school’s 4×200 relay team in their title-winning race.As a junior, Jefferson won state titles as part of both the 4×200 and 4×400 relays.Jefferson came to UW on a football scholarship but knew he was interested in continuing to compete in track, as well, because of his previous success.“Kyle came out of high school as one of the top 400m runners in the country,” Guthrie said.However, his first track season started on the heels of a concussion he’d received in football. Jefferson said he was also trying to add weight for football at the same time, something that has been difficult for him to do over his three years at UW.For those reasons, Guthrie said Jefferson wasn’t able to do as much as they would have liked his freshman year.In the following track seasons, Jefferson has improved and competed more. Guthrie noted Jefferson began running in relays his sophomore year.“Track keeps me motivated,” Jefferson said. “It keeps my spirits up, especially when things are going wrong in football.”Jefferson is looking to stay competitive and play his senior year on the football field. His primary goal for his final season is to help the Badgers return to the Rose Bowl or perhaps reach the national championship game.“I really don’t focus on how many catches I want,” Jefferson said, reflecting his team-first spirit. “Catches will come, yards will come and touchdowns will come.”Nuttycombe said this time of year it can be difficult to manage football and track.Football is doing a lot of hard, heavy training, he said, while track requires a high quality of running. He added the training season’s flip-flop, as track does its heavy training in the fall. Jefferson said balancing football, track and school is tough, but he sticks with it.Jefferson will run this weekend with the opportunity to continue to nationals. Jefferson will also practice with the football team in preparation for the spring game.After the game, he will return to track practice.“Quite honestly, I think the track helps the football,” Nuttycombe said. “They work well together.”last_img read more

Bolt makes debut with Australian soccer team on Friday

first_imgUsain Bolt is set to make his debut for the soccer team Central Coast Mariners in Australia when they face an amateur side in a pre-season friendly on Friday. The 31 year-old Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, joined the Australian A-League side for an “indefinite training period” earlier this month.The 11-time world sprint champion has been playing as a left winger in training but said he still needs to “get up to pace” with the stop-start nature of football matches. “Because I’m not used to picking up speed, going back down, up and down, up and down, back and forth, that’s the most challenging,” he said. Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.last_img read more