first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Manapla municipal police station. BACOLOD City – Charged with acts of lasciviousness, a man was nabbed in Barangay Punta Salong, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Balquin’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant, the police added. The court recommended a P180,000 for his temporary liberty./PN The 25-year-old resident Rolly Balquin was caught around 2 p.m. on June 24, police said.last_img

first_imgTiffany’s virtual graduation comes just days after former President Barack Obama appeared to make a dig at the current president during his remote commencement speech on Saturday night’s Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 special.“This pandemic has shaken up the status quo and laid bare a lot of our country’s deep-seated problems — from massive economic inequality to ongoing racial disparities to a lack of basic health care for people who need it. It’s woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t work,” he said.But Obama, who didn’t specifically mention the president’s name, also spoke generally about how future leaders could not repeat the mistakes of their parents.The pandemic, he said, had “also pulled the curtain back on another hard truth, something that we all have to eventually accept once our childhood comes to an end. All those adults that you used to think were in charge and knew what they were doing? It turns out that they don’t have all the answers. A lot of them aren’t even asking the right questions.”“So, if the world’s going to get better, it going to be up to you. That realization may be kind of intimidating. But I hope it’s also inspiring,” he continued. “Do what you think is right. Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy — that’s how little kids think. Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way — which is why things are so screwed up. I hope that instead, you decide to ground yourself in values that last, like honesty, hard work, responsibility, fairness, generosity, respect for others.” President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, is now a Georgetown University law school graduate.Tiffany Trump virtually graduated from law school on Monday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Her graduation ceremony was canceled due to the health crisis, so the 26-year-old instead shared numerous congratulatory messages from friends and family on her Instagram Stories.last_img read more

first_imgFlorida health officials on Wednesday confirmed the year’s second case of West Nile virus in Miami-Dade County.Officials say a resident there contracted the virus from a local transmission.The Miami-Dade Health Department declared a mosquito-borne illness alert on May 9, after the area’s first confirmed case of the year.Because of a lack of preventative vaccines or medication, West Nile virus is considered to be the country’s leading cause of mosquito-borne disease, according to the health department.Most people who become infected do not feel sick. Additionally, officials say that about one in five people end up experiencing symptoms such as pain, headache, fever and fatigue that usually appear around two to 14 days after an infected mosquito bites.Fewer than one percent of infected people can develop a severe or potentially fatal illness. People over age 60 or people with weakened immune systems are also at an increased risk for severe cases of West Nile Virus.The Miami-Dade Health Department is also asking residents to follow the “Drain and Cover” personal protection efforts, reminding them to drain any items or areas that can collect standing water, in order to keep mosquitos from populating near residencies.Residents are also being reminded to cover their skin with long sleeves, pants and tall socks, and to apply mosquito repellent onto bare skin.last_img read more

first_img Tags: England Golf Captains, Golf Week Graham Tansley from Toot Hill Golf Club maintained his lead from the first day of the England Golf Captain’s Tournament to emerge victorious at Woodhall Spa’s Hotchkin course.After recording 39 points on the opening round, his 32 point score in round two was enough to fend off the competition by a single point in wet conditions.His great score in the first round was powered by clean hitting where he struck every fairway off the tee and putted well to record three birdies. The second round was a different story as the overhead and under-foot conditions meant he was forced to scrap for a score, including saving par three times when in the sand.This was no more prevalent than when heavy rain forced him to take relief from an animal hole on the penultimate hole of the competition. After dropping the ball twice, he placed it in the relief area on the fairway, only to have the ball roll into the bunker!Because the ball had been paced in-play and was moved by natural forces, he had to play it from the bunker. Incredibly he struck his bunker shot to within three feet of the hole and rolled in the subsequent putt.He was understandably delighted after his win: “Having played in the qualifiers for the last eight years, and qualifying for three finals previously, I am ecstatic to win on a very tough golf course. To beat a quality field is very satisfying.”Tansley, who was Toot Hill GC Captain in both 2000 and 2010 saw off closest competition from Lionel Dobson (Brampton GC) and Brian Robinson (Belton Woods GC) to take the title. 16 Aug 2019 Tansley holds his nerve to complete Captain’s win center_img England Golf Captains Final – Leaderboard:Graham Tansley (Toot Hill GC) 71 pointsLionel Dobson (Brampton GC) 70Brian Robinson (Belton Woods GC) 69Barry Higgins (Test Valley GC) 68Richard Lloyd (Nevill GC) 67View the full leaderboard and hole-by-hole scores herelast_img read more

first_imgAfter weighing the costs involved with the permits and permissions that would be required for such a project, Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said that moving the nest again would not be feasible or worthwhile for the borough.“We are good with where they are,” Coffey said, noting that the soccer teams had already found another field to use.The nest was better left alone and hopefully the birds would eventually move on, Coffey said. “Now, can we get away from the ospreys?” he said, referring to the governing body’s agenda.While the Blackberry Bay Park nest will remain where it is, across town on Riverside Avenue, another osprey nest will soon be moved from a distribution pole to a specially built nesting platform by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), part of an expanded effort by the utility company to move nests from potentially hazardous utility poles.Expanding this program to relocate and discourage ospreys from nesting on electrical equipment is a practical one, said JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano.“It prevents harm to birds and prevents damage to our equipment that could cause potential outages to our customers,” he said. The company has moved several nests over the years, including two in 2016 and another one in Oceanport in 2013.“The success of moving nests led us to look in other areas where there was potential, which is why we’ve expanded this program,” Morano said, noting that the company’s work includes identifying likely areas where ospreys might nest and installing equipment to discourage or divert them to safer places.Ospreys, distinctive raptors with a speckled brown and white plumage, return to the same nests, year after year. They seek high roosts, like utility poles and streetlights, and often nest within sight of the coastal waterways where they dine primarily on fish.Oceanport’s network of water ways makes it a popular nesting spot for ospreys, who use available materials such as grass, sticks, seaweed and often trash to build large nests that can weigh as much as 200 pounds. The birds’ inclination to build heavy stick nests on dangerous electrical equipment and other utility structures presents unique challenges for coastal towns and conservationists alike. Once an osprey has settled on a particular pole, moving it is not always easy, partly due to the bird’s protected status.The New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife listed the osprey as endangered in 1973 after pesticide use caused a sharp decline in the state’s osprey population. Since then, the osprey has steadily regained a foothold along the shore, thanks in large part to a passionate group of advocates that has tracked, recorded, repaired and sometimes built platforms for nests.The increased efforts by JCP&L to move nests to safety has been praised by conservation groups including the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit that works with the state on osprey management and conservation. In a release in December, Ben Wurst, habitat program manager at Conserve Wildlife Foundation, praised JCP&L’s proactive protections for a growing osprey population in the state.“To an osprey, a utility pole near the coast seems like an ideal spot to perch or build a nest, but it could jeopardize their health,” he said in the statement. JCP&L’s program “will help ospreys coexist with the demands of our modern society.” Unfortunately, due to the ospreys’ protected status by the state, the proximity of the soccer field to the ospreys’ new nest prevented the recreational use of the field from April to August – the birds’ nesting season. This led Councilman Stuart Briskey to suggest yet another move for the nest. By Jenna O’Donnell |OCEANPORT – The logistics of moving an osprey nest gave rise to a mix of amusement and vexation at a recent borough council workshop.For some time a breeding pair of osprey were nesting at Blackberry Bay Park on top of an emergency siren in the parking lot. Four years ago, the nest was moved from that roost to a specially built platform closer to the water, but within about 100 yards of a small athletic field at the park.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, getting MacLeod to the tournament has not been finalized yet.Currently MacLeod is property of Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League.But to get to play in the Prospects Game, the Business major needs to have a deal worked out between the BlueJackets ECHL affiliate in Kalamazoo and Elmira.If the deal is completed, MacLeod could have a two-way contract between between the American Hockey League team in Springfield and the ECHL affiliate in Kalamazoo.”So I’ll most likely be starting in the east coast and hoping to get a call up to Springfield at some point and play some games,” MacLeod said.MacLeod played minor hockey in Nelson before joining the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL, helping the Green and White to the 2009 league title.He then played two seasons in Penticton in the BC Hockey League before getting a scholarship with Boston College.During his senior season at Boston College, MacLeod served as an assistant captain while playing all 40 games for the Eagles.He tallied 11 assists with four of the points coming 20 Hockey East contests, finished with a plus-8 rating and set Patrick Brown up with the game-winning goal to help Boston College clinch its fifth-consecutive Beanpot title.Off the ice, MacLeod won the William J. Flynn Coaches Award captured the Academic Excellence Award as the senior with the highest grade point average. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.The Boston College Eagle grad, drafted 136th overall  — fifth round — by San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL draft, is hopeful when all the dust has settled, the 6’5”, 212 pound mobile rearguard will be part of the Columbus BlueJackets squad that will be playing in the 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.”(Playing in the tournament) will be great for exposure for me and the chance for me to see the level of other rookie players,” MacLeod said.The NHL Prospects Tournament runs from Sept. 12-16.The eight-team tournament includes prospects from the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.last_img read more

first_imgPedestrians in Letterkenny have become experts at playing ‘chicken’ due to the lack of proper crossings in the town, local election candidate Bernie Moran has said.The Fine Gael woman says that if she’s elected she will campaign for proper zebra crossings at key junctions in the town.“Up until now there seems to be this idea that if you put two white lines across a road in this town that motorists will stop. They rarely do,” said Bernie. “Motorists still have the right of way as far as I can see and there have been far too many accidents involving our residents – young and old – in recent times.”Ms Moran was speaking at the Convent Road in the town where an elderly woman was knocked down recently just seconds after leaving Black’s shop.“This is a terribly dangerous junction. The signage needs to change telling motorists to give way to pedestrians and, frankly, we need proper zebra crossings in this town and in this county,” said the Letterkenny Municipal District candidate.“I know many motorists do slow down and do stop to cross roads but not all of them do. “I have seen a few near-misses myself, particularly at the Oatfield Roundabout. I think it’s a disgrace that nothing has been done about this yet.“We can’t be talking about people getting out and walking and running for their physical and mental health and then asking them to just ‘chance it’ when crossing our roads in Letterkenny, particularly in the evenings.”Bernie Moran added: “I have yet to get a sane explanation for the current policy of drawing white lines on our roads and then asking our pedestrians to take their chances crossing.”Pedestrians ‘taking their lives in their hands’ in Letterkenny was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgI know that no matter how well you did this year, you want to perform better next year. If this year was your best year ever, you want to bounce off of that success to an even greater success next year. If this year wasn’t what you wanted—or needed—it to be, then you are right now working on all of the things you are going to change next year to ensure you improve your results.Whether you did poorly or well, you are going to want to change things. In your mind, it’s your job to lead change. Change is the one big lever you have to move all things and produce better results. But before you do, pause and reflect.Over the last three years, how many new initiatives have you started?Of those initiatives, how many of them did you focus on so deliberately, so relentlessly, that you created and captured all of the value that you believed you would?What new competencies did you pursue? Is your team now world class when it comes to those competencies? Which of those competencies are now bearing the fruit of your efforts in a measurable, defendable way?Of the new initiatives and competencies you pursued, how many of them would you recommend or implement if you had it to do over again?Here is the question you need to answer most: Are you really making the changes that you set out to make when you took on those new initiatives, or did they fall by wayside? Did they fail because you were distracted by the urgencies of running the business? Did they fail because you grew bored and apathetic? Or did they fail because you let your team wait you out?Before you decide what you are going to change, it might worth reconsidering re-initiating what you believed to be critical to your success just twelve months ago? It might be worth considering what hasn’t changed, and whether or not it’s really a lacking in some fundamentals that is your real problem.Before you decide what to do next year, it’s worth asking whether or not you wouldn’t be better served by improving all of the things you set out to improve over the last twelve, twenty-four, or thirty-six months. Sometimes the right initiative for next year is to improve what you are already doing instead of changing gears and trying something new.By continually changing form year to year, you aren’t sticking with anything long enough to produce the results you are capable of, and you are teaching your team to wait you out, that you aren’t really serious about your new initiatives.P.S. I know it’s difficult to defend not changing anything. But sometimes what needs to change is the effort you put into dragging your initiative all the way across the line. Kicking and screaming if need be.last_img read more

first_imgST. LOUIS — Lance Lynn refused to take the easy way out and blame the heat.“I don’t know if you saw my last hitter,” Lynn said after the St. Louis Cardinals lost 3-2 to the New York Mets in 91-degree heat on June 18. “I was throwing 95 (mph), I was just fine.”The opposing pitcher’s bat was the biggest reason Lynn was out of the game after six innings and 88 pitches.Bartolo Colon worked eight dominant innings and keyed the go-ahead rally with his first career extra-base hit, helping the Mets avoid a three-game sweep.“The double, just a nice, short stroke,” Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny said. “He’s not known for his bat. That started the toughest inning for Lance.”Eric Young and David Wright had an RBI apiece in a two-run sixth that put the Mets up by a run, and Young added an RBI double off Seth Maness in the seventh — a run aided by Colon’s second sacrifice of the game. A day after dropping their sixth straight series in St. Louis, the Mets ended an eight-game road losing streak dating to June 3.Lynn (7-5) notched his 500th career strikeout and had worked 13 consecutive scoreless innings before running into just enough trouble to sink the Cardinals. He allowed five hits and two runs.“What happened in the sixth cost us the game,” Lynn said. “I’ve got to be better in that situation. I was throwing the ball pretty well and let it get out of hand there for a couple hitters.”Matt Carpenter hit his third career leadoff homer for the Cardinals, who lost for the second time in nine games. They had just one runner in scoring position against Colon (7-5), who retired 13 in a row before Daniel Descalso singled with two outs in the eighth.The 41-year-old Colon was 0 for 43 at the plate since June 10, 2005, when he was with the Angels and singled off the Mets’ Mike DeJean. He had taken only 17 at-bats while in the American League from 2006-13.Colon doubled just inside the third-base line to open the sixth. He scored his second career run, and first since 2002 with the Expos at Milwaukee, when Young followed with a double. “It was a good swing, in all honesty,” Lynn said. “I was surprised by it. But I’ve got to make a better pitch, in all honesty.”Colon won his fifth straight decision and matched his season best for innings, needing just 86 pitches. He allowed four hits, had a season-low one strikeout and walked none.The Mets batted the pitcher eighth the first two games of the series but returned to a traditional look for the finale with Colon taking a turn.Left-hander Dana Eveland retired lefty swinging Matt Adams for the final out and his second career save, and first since 2005, after Allen Craig’s infield RBI single off Jenrry Mejia. The Mets won for just the fourth time in 15 games.Wright just missed giving the Mets three doubles in four at-bats, settling for the go-ahead RBI single. Wright beat the relay to second on an opposite-field flare down the right field line but was tagged out by Descalso when he tried to switch feet.Carpenter also doubled for the Cardinals after getting a day off. “At this time of the year it’s probably more mental,” Matheny said. “Mentally he had a nice break and came back out and had a nice day.”(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: South Dinajpur district administration will conduct a special awareness drive for two days to encourage people to cast votes during the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for the region on April 23.Addressing mediapersons the district magistrate Deepap Priya P said on Monday: “The district administration will organise an awareness drive for two days starting Tuesday to encourage the voters, especially the new ones, to cast votes,” she said. Priya P said the district administration was on alert to ensure free and fair polls in the region. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The Election Commission of India has directed us to ensure voters’ participants in large numbers in the upcoming poll. We have introduced a special mask mascot to attract young generations to enlist their names in the electoral roll. We are happy to announce that our initiative has received good response from people,” she said. Answering a question about the deputation of Central forces in South Dinajpur, she said the district administration is yet to receive any information on the issue. In a significant announcement, the district magistrate said mediapersons on the basis of their applications may be able to cast Election Duty votes. “We know that the district correspondents remain busy covering the reports on poll. If they want, they can cast ED votes. This is happening for the first time in the district,” she said. She also sought cooperation from the media to ensure hassle-free polls. She said the district has 1305 polling booths and 144 sectors. Later, during the press conference she unveiled a huge election mascot.last_img read more