Pitcher of the Week – Brad Verel, Central Arkansas – Junior – Pitcher – Broken Arrow, Okla.Verel pitched the final 4.2 innings of the Bears’ 8-4 upset of No. 24 Oklahoma State, taking the torch from Mark Moyer and keeping the Cowboys at bay. Verel struck out five and didn’t allow a walk in his third-longest relief appearance on the year. Rogers turned in a big week for the Bearkats, helping Sam Houston State secure its hold on first place in the Southland with a sweep of Lamar. The sophomore slugger hit safely and reached base twice in each of the Bearkats’ four games on the week, scoring four times with seven RBI and five extra-base hits. In Saturday’s twinbill, Rogers hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth of game one to cap the Bearkats’ comeback win, and the Spring, Texas, native went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Kats closed out the sweep in the series finale. He currently ranks third in the conference in slugging percentage (.613) and is tied for the lead with 12 doubles. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. In Saturday’s rubber match against McNeese, Verel got the ball to start the game, striking out five over five scoreless innings as Central Arkansas took the series with a 5-1 triumph. He scattered just a pair of singles and a walk through the first four innings and, with two runners in scoring position after a two-out double, sat down Julian Gonzalez on strikes to get out of the jam. Hitter of the Week – Jack Rogers, Sam Houston State – Sophomore – Outfielder – Spring, TexasAfter recording a walk and an RBI double in a midweek clash with Rice on Tuesday, Rogers hit safely in his first three at-bats in the series opener against Lamar, highlighting the game with an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning on his way to a 3-for-4 day that saw him drive in four and reach base four times. Central Arkansas (15-17, 8-7 Southland) begins a five-game stretch away from home against Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before a three-game road slate at Tennessee Tech, beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday. Honorable Mention: Logan Berlof, Lamar; Itchy Burts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Sam Taylor, Northwestern State; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. Verel picked up the win in both his outings, allowing just two earned runs over 9.2 innings for a 1.86 ERA on the week. The junior struck out 10 batters and issued just one walk, and the Bears went 3-1 with a win over. No. 24 Oklahoma State and a series victory over McNeese. Sam Houston State (20-9, 12-3 Southland) hosts Houston at 6:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday before visiting rival Stephen F. Austin for a three-game weekend series, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Honorable Mention: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist; Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana; Nathan Jones, Northwestern State; Bernie Martinez, UIW; Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Jack Rogers is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Central Arkansas hurler Brad Verel earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek out his opinion,” said Kupchak, adding that Jordan is arguably the greatest player ever to play the game.Kupchak said Jordan is still very passionate about not only the NBA game, but the college game as well — and keeps up on the talent.“I hope that most of the time we are on the same page and there may be a couple of times we are not,” Kupchak said. “He may look at me and say, ‘You know Mitch, we don’t see eye-to-eye on this but you do what is best.’ Or he maybe he will look at me and say, ‘Mitch we don’t see eye-to-eye on this one but this is my decision.’ And that is his right as an owner.”In Los Angeles, Kupchak inherited a roster from Jerry West where he acknowledged “the cupboards were full.”Behind Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers became a dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Things are little different in Charlotte, which lacks the glitz of a big market like Los Angeles, the talent of a Golden State and the history of franchise like Boston.Kupchak inherits a team with 10 players under contract next season leaving the Hornets close the luxury tax threshold — making turning over the roster a little difficult.Charlotte’s most tradable commodity is Walker, who has played in the last two All-Star games and is making just $12 million a year with one season left on his contract before becoming a free agent.Walker is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, but he’s also stated that he would prefer to win playoff games rather than go through a rebuilding process.“I like a player that doesn’t want to be somewhere where they’re going to lose,” Kupchak said. ” … I know he’s had an All-Star year. It’s tough to answer the question with any certainty.”He said the same goes for the 32-year-old Howard, who rebounded from two lackluster seasons in Houston and Atlanta with a solid campaign this season for the Hornets averaging 16.7 points, 12.4 rebound and 1.6 blocks in 80 games played.Howard played for Kupchak in Los Angeles when he was GM there, and Kupchak said he didn’t want the big man to leave for Houston as a free agent.He said he’s watched Howard play recently and likes what he’s seen.“He is as lively and energetic as I have seen him play in years and years and years,” Kupchak said. “I know next year is the last year of his deal so there is some uncertainty with some of the players going forward.”There is also uncertainty surrounding Clifford’s future. SSC-Adamson semis tiff set View comments The Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations said during his introductory news conference Tuesday this is a job he coveted. But the 63-year-old Kupchak was vague when it came to pressing questions surrounding the futures of the franchise’s top player Kemba Walker, eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard and coach Steve Clifford — as well as whether the team needs to undergo a complete rebuilding process.“I’m limited in my knowledge other than what I have seen on TV and learned in the last 48 hours,” said Kupchak, who accepted the job on Sunday. No details have been released about the terms of his contract.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe helped the Los Angeles Lakers win seven NBA titles and has spent 30 years as a front office executive, including 17 as the Lakers’ general manager.He hopes to build a winner in Charlotte too — with Jordan’s help. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Charlotte Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations, Mitch Kupchak, answers a question during a news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season.But just how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear — for now.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charlotte has made the playoffs twice in five seasons under Clifford, but has never advanced out of the first round. Clifford missed a large portion of this past season dealing with headaches related to sleep deprivation.Clifford spent one season with the Lakers and Kupchak felt at that time he had head coaching potential.But when asked directly about Clifford’s future with the Hornets, Kupchak struck a popular refrain, saying he just got the job two days ago, “so in all fairness I have not had the time” to assess.As for whether the Hornets need to rebuild, Kupchak said, “I don’t know if that is the right word or not. I think our actions in the next three months might answer that question.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
MOST READ The 31-year-old Chism is also making his fourth stint in the PBA after suiting up for Rain or Shine twice in 2014 and 2015 and NLEX last year.The one-time Best Import surprised PBA fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night when he and Magnolia guard Paul Lee watched the game between the Elasto Painters and the Meralco Bolts won by the Painters in overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThough, Chism will be playing in a familiar league, it will be his first time being under a head coach not named Yeng Guiao.Chism, however, won’t be playing with an entirely new set of teammates with Lee his former teammate at Rain or Shine. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWayne Chism is Magnolia’s latest import in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Chism, who has been tapped to replace Justin Jackson, is the Hotshots’ fourth reinforcement this conference after Vernon Macklin, Curtis Kelly and Jackson.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Interestingly, Chism will be making his Magnolia debut against Guiao and the Road Warriors on Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Much will be expected from Chism as Jackson, who averaged 20 points, 15.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 blocks, was sent home despite his production.The Hotshots are currently fighting for a playoff spot with a 4-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becomes World Cup’s oldest player Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Khabib will keep crownNurmagomedov has been suspended from the NAC for his actions after the fight, although UFC president Dana White said he would not be stripped of his title for the post-fight fiasco.McGregor tossed a steel dolly through a window on Nurmagomedov’s bus in April in New York, a provocation the Russian noted in his message.“I would like to address @ufc. Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there,” he said.“Why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.“In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Federer hails ‘super-inspiring’ Nadal for Majorca flood help LATEST STORIES Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened to leave the UFC on Thursday if the MMA promoters fire teammate Zubaira Tukhugov for striking Conor McGregor in a post-fight melee Saturday.Nurmagomedov, a 30-year-old Russian, kept his UFC lightweight crown with a fourth-round submission victory over Ireland’s McGregor in Las Vegas, improving to 27-0 in his professional career and 11-0 in UFC bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Nurmagomedov told the UFC in no uncertain terms that any move to cut ties with Tukhugov would see him follow his teammate away from the UFC.“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too,” Nurmagomedov posted on Instagram and Twitter.“We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.“You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.”The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) is withholding Nurmagomedov’s $2 million prize money while it investigates the post-fight brawl.“You can keep my money that you are withholding,” Nurmagomedov said. “You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After the victory, Nurmagomedov climbed out of the Octagon and went into the crowd to attack a member of McGregor’s entourage who had been heckling him throughout the fight.Tukhugov, who is from Chechnya, was seen in a brief exchange with McGregor during the post-fight brawl. McGregor was confronted by three members of Nurmagomedov’s team in the melee but later said he would not press charges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTukhugov had been scheduled to fight a teammate of McGregor, Artem Lobov, later this month but that bout has been canceled.I would like to address @ufc Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything… https://t.co/ufn0yhaEG5— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 11, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pacquiao vows to take UP Maroons to watch US bout if they win UAAP title View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Thirdy Ravena flirted with a triple-double, collecting 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists with two steals and two blocks to boot while Matt Nieto recorded a career-high 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field on top of three steals.Ateneo found a hard time shaking off UP for much of the game until Nieto decided that the Fighting Maroons have had enough.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNieto had seven points in the Blue Eagles’ 14-2 run in the final five minutes of the game to build an 87-73 lead.And a fitting end to that scoring spurt was Nieto’s booming three with 2:07 left to play in the game. Ateneo shoots for a sweep on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion Ateneo had no qualms in spoiling University of the Philippines’ much-awaited return to the championship round after hammering out an 88-79 win in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles moved a victory away from their second straight title and 10th overall as they showed their championship class against the Fighting Maroons, who are in their first finals appearance since 1986.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga admitted that the team got a bit emotional in the game’s early going but eventually calmed down in the latter part that helped them go on that late scoring spurt.“We got emotional because we were not playing according to how we want to play on the defensive and offensive ends and we made mistakes,” said Arespacochaga. “But we locked in because when you get too emotional it could change your momentum.”“Coach Tab [Baldwin] told us that emotion’s good but we shouldn’t lose our focus.”UP almost missed center Bright Akhutie who hyperextended his left knee in the third quarter but was able to come back into the game at the 7:04 mark of the fourt.Jun Manzo led UP’s charge with 19 points while Juan Gomez De Liaño added 17 points and eight rebounds but turned the ball over six times.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
“We want to ensure that the citizens and other persons who will be in the Division for the season be as safe as possible in doing transactions even (if it’s) just a visit or whatever,” said A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman.Commander Chapman gave the assurance on Monday during the Guyana Police Force (GPF) annual Christmas presentation held at the Officers’ Mess Hall, Eve Leary, Georgetown. According to Chapman, Police patrols and outposts around the city will be boosted in a bid to ensure a secure shopping environment.Chapman revealed that part of the efforts to ensure increased safety is the splitting of Georgetown into seven sub-sections as compared to six last year.These sub-sections run from Agricola, Greater Georgetown to Georgetown.The areas will be equipped with mobile outposts and frequent patrols will occur, with senior members of the GPF in charge of each sub-sector.Chapman added that the commercial shopping zones would be covered in theA Division Commander Marlon Chapmanheightened security plan so that citizens could shop in comfort.“This sector (Section One) is considered the primary commercial area in the city of Georgetown, and consists of major business entities, banks, restaurants, night clubs and Stabroek Market. In order to adequately police this sector, booths, foot patrols, and vehicular patrols will be deployed.”Section Two is bordered by Hadfield Street; Punt Trench Dam (Independence Boulevard); Camp Street, and Demerara River and includes a number of businesses, hotels and even markets. Two Police booths and two patrols will be available.Section Three is bordered by Croal Street, Vlissengen Road and Camp Street and the Seawall. As this sector includes Government Ministries and businesses, it will feature four Police booths, and patrols will be done day and night.Section Four is bordered by South Road, Princes Street, Vlissengen Road and Camp Street/Russell Street. This area, which is highly populated with small businesses, will see Police patrolling on foot and cycle.Meanwhile, the area bound by Princes Street, Sheriff Street, Vlissengen Road and the Seawall is Section Five.“This sector, apart from being considered a residential area, also consists of a number of business entities. Policing arrangements in this sector will consist of four foot patrols, motorcycle and vehicular patrols by day and night,” the Commander stated.Section Six – bordered by Duncan Street, Eastern Highway, Sheriff Street, and the Seawall, which is both a residential and business area, will see foot, motorcycle and vehicular patrols day and night.The new section – bound by Punt Trench; Flour Mill Road, East Bank Demerara; Eccles-Agricola Public Road and the Demerara River, includes Meadow Bank Wharf. This sector will be policed by foot, motorcycle and vehicular patrols.According to the Divisional Commander, foot patrols will be conducted from 07:00h to 13:00h and 12:00h to 19:00h by the various responsible officers. Vehicular and motorcycle patrols will be conducted on a 24-hour basis.“Our intention is to police major commercial areas in order to minimise criminal activities, to regulate traffic congestion and to minimise all categories of road accidents. To provide a safe and secure environment for our citizens, visitors, businesses and commuters,” he said.Meanwhile, to reduce traffic congestion, Traffic Chief Linden Isles said two crash trucks will be towing away illegally parked vehicles, among others.For this exercise, the GPF will be working along with DJs, City Constabulary, youth organizations, taxi services, the business community and several other stakeholders.
– says Ramjattan should take responsibility for unrestIn commending the efforts made by the joint services in responding to the crisis at the Georgetown Prison on Sunday last, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) would encourage the law enforcement agencies to engage in a “large-scale manhunt” for the eight prisoners who escaped from the penitentiary during the fiery unrest.Jagdeo made these remarks on Wednesday while addressing the media during aOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeopress conference. The former president said his party would give its continued support to the joint services, unlike what had obtained when the present ruling administration had served in the Opposition during the 2002 escape of five prisoners from the Georgetown Prison — which led to the creation of violent gangs and serious crime for many years.“…no political support from the Opposition; and secondly, we are not going to go to any communities and ask them to provide safe havens for any of the escapees. Our security forces will not be shot at when they go into communities, or have to face an entire community,” Jagdeo remarked, while recounting incidents wherein women and children were used to block security forces from going after criminals.The former head of state also recalled that during the 2002-2009 crime spree, the current Government ministers, who served in the Opposition back then, had also vilified the police; but he said, “No escapee will have political cover now, as they did in the past.”Jagdeo also reiterated that the PPP/C would continue to fully support the security forces as they move to restore law and order in the country.Government was also criticised by the Opposition Leader for negotiating with prisoners during last year’s deadly prison riot that left close to two dozen inmates dead, and for negotiating again with inmates this past Sunday. He described the situation at hand as a “moral hazard” which could get out of control if the Government continues to respond every time to the demands of prisoners.Using one example of how the Government has given in to the demands made by inmates in this most recent incident, Jagdeo said it was decided, subsequently after the unrest on Sunday, that several inmates would be released on self-bail or be granted shortened prison sentences. “It is going to affect us in the long-term, whoever is there in office. We can’t be expedient and sow seeds for another crisis in the future,” Jagdeo further warned.ResponsibilitySome level of restraint was exercised by the Opposition since Sunday’s prison unrest, to allow the security forces to do their jobs, Jagdeo told media operatives. However, he said now that there is not much cause for optimism, especially since the issue is not being appropriately addressed, he has decided to speak out on the matter.“What we have seen from the Government does not give us cause for much optimism that they are being truthful and that they are in total command of the situation. Photo opportunities, press conferences, public statements are meaningless unless they are backed by substance. And what we have seen is an early attempt to absolve themselves from any responsibility whatsoever,” he opined.Saying the issue should be treated with more seriousness, Jagdeo referred to statements made by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who claimed that because the Government has had to pump sums of money into the sugar industry, it had to defer implementing various capital projects intended to tighten security at all prisons, as were recommended by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which stemmed from the previous incident.“Ramjattan has to take responsibility for what’s going on. He has to take responsibility just like in the past, when they used to call on PPP/C ministers — when there was a problem in the sector — to resign. Well, I’ve seen lots of public calls for Ramjattan to resign. Maybe he should consider it, or Granger (President) should consider firing him at this point in time,” he added.Jagdeo said that unlike his party, which while in Government was accused of lacking security experience, the now coalition Government is “overladen with national security experience,” given the number of former army officials who serve in senior capacities in Government; but they have failed to respond effectively to the crisis; and days later, they are still struggling to get things in order.The Opposition Leader expressed hope that there will be an emergency session of the National Assembly to have a full debate on the situation, so as to ensure continued public safety.The Opposition is calling for full disclosure of all aspects of the tragedy that occurred at Camp Street Prison, and has repeated calls for full disclosure to likewise be made of all aspects of the identical tragedy — including loss of lives and destruction of property — that occurred there in March 2016.
On Monday, Northern Health’s presentation will detail the positive effects of fluoride in the drinking system. Meanwhile, there will be a public meeting regarding a Development Variance Permit Application in the City.For more information on Monday’s Agenda, Click Here There will be a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday afternoon. Beginning at 1 o’clock, Aldrich Pears and Associates and The Economic Planning Group will be presenting a Final Report on the Business Plan for an Energy Interpretive Centre and Visitor Centre. Now, at 3 o’clock, the City will be holding its regular Council Meeting. There are four delegations and three proposed proclamations on the Agenda. – Advertisement -At 4:05 p.m. a representative from Northern Health will be making a presentation on Fluoride in Fort St. John’s water supply. In July, concerned resident Dorothy Folk persuaded Council to remove the chemical from the City’s water supply. However, the City is seeking ministerial approval before implementing a ban. Advertisement
A city panel delayed action Monday on accepting its share of a $64.4 million homeland security grant, questioning its impact on Los Angeles’ crimefighting efforts and the cost of administering it. The City Council’s Public Safety Committee asked for a report next week on how Los Angeles Police Department officers are currently being assigned to anti-terrorist efforts and how the money would be spent. “We all realize the threat of al-Qaida. That’s a no-brainer,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “But we also want to know if anyone is doing any thinking about the grip that gangs have on parts of this city because of the international trading in narcotics and guns.” The grant is the second major allocation to the city as part of the Urban Area Security Initiative of the Department of Homeland Security. Los Angeles previously received $179 million. More than 250 of the LAPD’s 9,400 officers play roles in anti-terrorism activities, although Councilman Jack Weiss estimated that only a dozen are involved directly in that work. Others are members of specialized teams, such as SWAT or the bomb squad, that respond in a variety of emergency cases. Councilman Dennis Zine asked for information on the activities and arrests made by the anti-terrorism unit, and he voiced concern about the $1.1 million needed to administer the grant. “It just seems to me that $1 million is a lot of money – money that isn’t going into operational expenses or equipment,” said Zine, a retired LAPD sergeant. Councilman Bernard Parks also questioned whether provisions of the federal grant dilute the city’s authority in deploying its officers. “I think the concern that some of us have is directing our resources out of the city budget because of a grant that is narrow in focus,” said Parks, a former LAPD chief. The grant is designed to supplement law-enforcement efforts, including training and planning, and to ensure various public safety agencies can communicate with one another during emergencies. Los Angeles would receive $34.7 million of the grant, with the $29.7 million balance to be divided among neighboring jurisdictions, including $17.2 million to county government; $2.3 million to Glendale; $282,800 to Burbank; $6,000 for San Fernando; and $482,730 to Ventura County. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The shortlist was decided by the 80 coaches of the clubs that played in the Champions League and Europa League group stages, as well as 55 journalists.Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has won the award twice, as has Portuguese forward Ronaldo.Since its inception in 2011, unlike other similar individual awards, the UEFA accolade has not been totally dominated by Ronaldo and Messi.Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta won the honour in 2012, followed by French winger Franck Ribery a year later.Real Madrid, who have lifted the European Cup in three of the past four seasons, had four players in the top 10, with Luka Modric fourth, Toni Kroos fifth and Sergio Ramos seventh.Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (sixth) joined his Juve team-mate Buffon in being named, while Monaco’s rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounded out the top 10.Luis Suarez, who scored 37 goals for Barcelona in all competitions last season, missed out, as did his former team-mate Neymar, who has since joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record 222-million-euro ($260.9m) move.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been shortlisted for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP/File / TIMOTHY A. CLARYPARIS, France, Aug 15 – Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.The 39-year-old Buffon was a key member of the Juventus side that reached last season’s Champions League final, but he missed out on a first winner’s medal as the Italians were beaten 4-1 by Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in Cardiff.