Man nabbed for ‘stealing’ game fowls

first_imgFelizares was arrested after he allegedlystole Roberto Acaling’s two game fowls valued at around P70,000 on Sept. 26, itadded.    BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man forstealing game fowls in Barangay Mansilingan. Police recovered stolen fowls from Felizares. The 29-year-old Ryan Felizares of BarangayConcepcion, Talisay City, Negros Occidental was identified as the suspect, apolice report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 7./PNlast_img

Akelco calls for patience amid Aklan’s power outage

first_imgThe task force, he added, wascommitted to speed-up the power restoration and to assist Akelco in therehabilitation of lines in typhoon-battered areas but power fixes may take daysbefore electric services are restored. As of Dec. 2, power in around 27,000households was already restored while about 850 electric posts out of around17,000 were severely damaged based on the initial assessment. The grid operator continues to conductfoot patrol and aerial inspections in all areas to determine the damages ontransmission lines and other-related facilities in the region.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) “We will restore power in Aklan asquickly as possible. The crews are working safely to give back your electricservices. While this restoration takes place, we appreciate the patience of thepublic affected by the power outage,” he said.  The areas have experienced widespreadpower outage after the typhoon hit the province on Dec. 25, leaving around143,000 member-consumers without electricity.  Akelco sought the help of its sisterelectric cooperatives in Panay Island and Mindanao to make immediate clearingoperations and restore power in around 380 villages of northern Antique andAklan. Meanwhile, electricity is back in someareas of Aklan, including the towns of Kalibo, Altavas, Batan, New Washington,Banga, Libacao, Numancia, Lezo, Malinao, Tangalan, Nabas, and Ibajay after itreceived power from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines onDec. 28. Regalado said linemen from Bukidnon,Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental will also augment theTask Force Kapatid, aside from the personnel of Antique, Zamboanga del Norteand Iloilo.center_img Akelco general manager Alexis Regaladocalled on member-consumers in hard-hit rural communities to bear with the poweroutage.    Linemen from various electric cooperatives fix a pole damaged during the onslaught of typhoon “Ursula.” Recently, the Aklan Electric Cooperative called on power consumers in the province to be patient as they try to speed-up the power restoration efforts in the affected areas. AKELCO BORACAY – The Aklan ElectricCooperative (Akelco) urged power consumers, who were affected during theonslaught of typhoon “Ursula,” to be patient and understanding amid the poweroutage in the province.   The towns of Madalag, Buruanga, Malay,and Antique have remained isolated from the rest of Akelco’s franchisearea.  “Maramipa tayong mga electric poles na hindi pa natin nabilang sa mga remote barangays and sitios. Sofar, aabot na sa P73 million ang damage ni Ursula,” Regalado said. According to Akelco, the Task ForceKapatid, assigned to restore electricity in the province, has been working hardto repair downed poles and power lines in Aklan’s 17 towns and the municipalitiesof Pandan and Libertad in Antique and a portion of Capiz.last_img read more

McCarty repeats at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (June 27) – Ken McCarty made it two straight IMCA SportMod feature wins Satur­day at Tri-State Speedway.The victory was McCarty’s third locally this season and came ahead of Neil Johnston and Rodney Cantrell.Jason Payton won for the first time in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. Zane Hunter and Anthony Reeves rounded out the top three.Dalton Ragsdale scored his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory of the season ahead of last weekend’s winner Kyle Woody. Jay Anderson finished third for the second week in a row.last_img read more

Morrison a happy Hammer – McDonald

first_imgWest Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald has played down reports that midfielder Ravel Morrison is angling for a move to Fulham. Press Association “I don’t know what the situation is now, because that’s left with (club director) Alistair Macintosh.” The quotes angered West Ham, who would have been further irked by reports on Thursday suggesting Morrison was preparing to go on strike to push through a move. McDonald said that was not the case and that the England Under-21 international, who worked with Meulensteen when the Dutchman was first team coach at Manchester United, is happy at Upton Park as he strives for full fitness following a groin problem. “It is all media reports and whatever has been said… I think the club and the Premier League are dealing with that so I’d prefer not to dwell on that any more,” he said. “There seems to be a story about Rav every week. The lad comes in and trains, sometimes he has had a little bit of a groin injury, but we’ve man-managed that. He trained on Wednesday with a huge, big smile on his face with the rest of the squad so (reports he may go on strike) are news to me. “We look forward to him being in the squad on Saturday, he should be fit, he’s been training with the lads and he’s brought a lot of joy, especially with winning against Cardiff – he cheered everyone up when he came back as well.” McDonald revealed West Ham want the 20-year-old to stay and challenged Morrison to prove he is worthy of a place in Sam Allardyce’s side, but also said a big offer may tempt the club to sell. When asked if the club wanted to keep the player, McDonald replied: “Well why not? But he needs to get into the team and he needs to be consistent. I imagine every player has a price. “He had a great run of three or four games where he was outstanding but he’s a young kid and he’s still learning the game. “He goes through inconsistency to a certain extent and he’s had a little bit of a groin injury as well so that’s stop and start.” With Morrison’s contract at West Ham still having 18 months remaining, the club’s complaint is likely to surround Premier League ruling T.8 – which reads: “A statement made publicly by or on behalf of a club expressing interest in acquiring the registration of a contract player or by a contract player expressing interest in transferring his registration to another club (or club) shall in either case be treated as an indirect approach for the purposes of Rules T.3 and T.6.’ Both rules T.3 and T.6 relate to a club making an approach for a player under contract or the player, or his representative, approaching clubs in the hope of instigating a possible transfer. Morrison also seemed to refute recent suggestions he wants to leave West Ham when he tweeted: “The lies people make up its unreal.” With West Ham reporting Meulensteen and Fulham to the Premier League, the Cottagers could face a reprimand or fine if they are found to be in breach of the rulings – it is also possible the case could be referred to the Football Association. Morrison later told West Ham’s official website: “Although it is frustrating to read some of the reports in the media, I always try to keep my focus on the next game and show people with my performances on the pitch that I want to do well for West Ham United. “I’ve been working really hard over the past few weeks to get back to full fitness after missing a couple of recent games with a groin injury. “I’m feeling fine now and I’m hoping to be involved in Saturday’s important game with Newcastle and then the Capital One Cup semi-final with Manchester City on Tuesday.” The Hammers reported Fulham to the Premier League on Wednesday after Rene Meulensteen had said Morrison was keen to link up with him at Craven Cottage. Following their 3-0 win over Norwich in the FA Cup, Meulensteen had said: “Yes, we did make a bid. I think he does want to come. He would add pace, power, unpredictability and a real attacking threat. last_img read more

Defensive tackle turning heads

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoComing off of an impressive redshirt freshman season in 2006, capped by a forced fumble during Wisconsin’s big win over Auburn in the Capitol One Bowl, defensive tackle Jason Chapman has been turning heads, literally.Chapman has four sacks, tied for most on the team, along with 16 tackles. Chapman was also a large contributor in the shutout against San Diego State and forced a fumble in the Minnesota game that resulted in a touchdown, earning him the title of UW Defensive Player of the Week in light of each of those games.Chapman has been making the best of his time by coming out each day and working hard. He says his hard work on the practice field has made him a consistent starter this year.”I feel like [my confidence] has improved since last year; certain things have happened for me,” Chapman said.Chapman added that he has been able to elevate his game by studying game tapes of himself and correcting mistakes that he has made. “[I’ve been] basically just watching old game tapes, learning from my mistakes from the past and trying to improve,” Chapman said.Even though Chapman is a two-time Defensive Player of the Week for the Badgers, as well as sharing the team lead in sacks this year, he keeps a level head and focuses on the bigger picture.”It’s just knowing that I’m making plays and helping out the team as best as I can,” Chapman said. “I’m just trying to improve every week.”Teammates of Chapman have seen his astounding play this year. Fellow defensive lineman Nick Hayden has taken note of his teammate’s hard work.”He’s just a hard worker and tries to do the best he can,” Hayden said. “I’m really impressed [with Chapman]. I knew he had the potential, it just took a little time to get used to it.”He’s made a great big leap from last year until now.”For most players, there’s often a big leap of improvement from freshman year to sophomore year, and Chapman is no exception. Teammates and coaches alike have taken notice of the sophomore’s enhanced play.”At times, [I’ve been] real impressed,” says defensive line coach Randall McCray. “Overall, I’d say at this point in the season, he’s being in the right spot, he’s trying to attack his target, he’s trying to make big plays.”[When] a guy does that, he’ll impress you every time.”Most coaches want a player who leads by example. Chapman has been doing just that, and McCray has observed this trait in his sophomore defensive tackle.”A lot of times, hard workers lead by example,” McCray said. “Chappy is not a real vocal guy. If more guys just look at his example, of his effort during the course of a play during practice, and they did the same things, they’d be a lot better off. Hopefully, that type of stuff will show guys to lead by example.”Through Chapman’s hard work during practice, he has given himself the opportunity to show what he’s got when it counts during games. McCray says Chapman has been doing a lot for the team this season and has been making his name known through his hard work and commitment to excel at what he does.”He’s been improving, getting a little bit better and working hard at it,” McCray said. “He’s a great practice player, so that’s why he shows up on the field on game day a lot. If he just keeps practicing hard like he’s doing right now, he’ll be showing up a lot more.”By never taking a play off, Chapman has proven that he’s the man for the job, stepping up at big times during the season and being a spark for his teammates to feed off of.”He’s been good for us, he’s had a couple big plays for us when we needed him, he’s stepped his game up to a whole new level from last year, he’s been doing everything right and has just been causing havoc in the back field,” Hayden said. “He makes the big plays, and we get pumped up off of that. He’s just a hard-working player like every one of us who does his responsibilities.”There’s been no sophomore slump for Chapman, but he still has quite a bit of work ahead of him as a Badger.”He’s got a bright future ahead of him,” McCray says, “as long as he keeps working and progressing like he has been doing so far.”last_img read more

Today’s Local GAA Results

first_imgAherlow Gaels have booked their place in the semi-finals of the County Senior Football Championship, following today’s Quarter-Finals.They defeated Moyle Rovers by 1-9 to 0-11, after extra time.But we’re still awaiting the fourth semi-finalist, after it finished Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill 0-15 Cahir 3-6 at Leahy Park. In today’s other games, Fethard beat Moycarkey Borris by a point in their Senior Football Relegation game in Boherlahan- 1-7 to 1-6 the final score there.Kildangan won the North U21 A Final, defeating Nenagh Éire Óg by a point- 0-9 to 0-8 in Dolla.And Borrisokane beat Lorrha by 3-08 to 1-07 in the North U21 B Football Semi-Finals in Ballingarry.In further local news, this evening’s South Board Convention- due to take place at 6pm- has been postponed, due to the untimely passing of Paddy Cooney.It has now been re-scheduled for Thursday at 8pm at the GAA Centre in Clonmel.last_img read more

Tipp football coach says they’re focused on 2017

first_imgThere’s still ‘a bit of disbelief’ about what Tipperary’s senior football team achieved this year.Coach Shane Stapleton also says their run to the All-Ireland semi-finals gave ‘huge joy’ to everybody involved with the side.Tipp’s focus is now firmly fixed on the 2017 season. However, Shane doesn’t think anybody will ever forget what happened during the summer.last_img

O’Trafford Squash Club Honours Members

first_imgIt was a glamorous night last Friday when O’Trafford Squash Club rolled out the red carpets to celebrate and honour some of it’s members for their immense contributions to the game of squash and the rapid progress of the club.The event, which took place at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos was a social hub for renowned dignitaries in the society and top notchers in the business and communications world who graced the occasion to savour the colourful evening of awards to deserving members.Top on the list of awardees was the Group Managing Director of UACN Plc, Larry Ettah, who also doubles as the founding chairman of the O’ Trafford Squash Club. The award night was compere by popular sports television host, Charles Anazodo. In his opening remark, the newly elected Chairman of the O’Trafford Squash Club, Remi Adeosun, described the night as one to: “recognise the effort of the founding fathers of the club.” Adeosun added that: “O’Trafford is a balanced club of the young and the old.”The five awardees on the special night include Joseph Odion Ijie; Tunji Olaniyi, Akinsope Roberts, Akeem Oladapo (former Vice Chairman of O’Trafford), and Larry Ettah, who is regarded as the brain behind the O’Trafford concept.In his closing speech, Vice Chairman of the O’Trafford Squash Club, Taye Ige, described the award night as one of the of key objectives of the new Exco that will eventually see the club metamorphose into a big entity in the realm of sports and social well being in the near future.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ronaldinho shows skill but loses foot-volley match to convicted murderer, robber [VIDEO]

first_imgDinho’s first month in jailRonaldinho, is said to be adapting to life in a Paraguayan jail where he has been incarcerated for over a month and is being investigated for entering the country with a fake passport.The former world player of the year had a rough bedding-in period but now appears to be, if not enjoying his stay in jail, making the most of it.Earlier in his stay, reports from the prison say his mates continually offered him snacks, in an attempt to make him feel welcome and make his adjustment to life in the Paraguayan jail much easier.However, Ronaldinho, still in shock over his incarceration, was reluctant to accept any gifts.He eventually warmed up to his mates and started accepting snacks and tea, Marca reported at the time.In fact, Ronaldinho became accustomed to his fellow inmates that he would have long conversations with some of them about his days in football.A number of the inmates, who were in awe of having such a huge star join them, couldn’t resist asking him for autographs, which the ever-jovial star was happy to sign.Reports indicate that even the prison guards could not help requesting the Brazilian to sign autographs for themselves and their kids.Having been ordered to remain in jail by the judge, after his first appearance in court, Ronaldinho joined a football team in jail, where he showed that class is permanent.‘Dinho’ dominated the trophy match, scoring five goals and assisting six more, with all kinds of tricks and flicks along the way as his side won the 16kg smoked pig on offer.Prior to the game, there had been a huge bidding war for the player, with many teams keen to have him in their ranks.One of the policemen actually lent him a pair of shoes to play in.Aside football, which is certainly Ronaldinho’s first love, the player has been learning carpentry in the jail.He has also taken to teaching the inmates some of the skills that made him a global icon and plays football everyday.“He plays football every day and teaches the guys he plays with a few tricks,” a source told ESPNHowever, it’s not been all roses for the Brazilian as he is reported to be missing music, having taken to playing the bongos during his retirement.He is not allowed to play instruments in jail.Ronaldinho is quite concerned about his mum as well and reportedly calls her every evening to check on her.The player also recently spent his 40th birthday behind bars, not the ideal setting for such a landmark period.He did, however, get to celebrate the day with a ‘huge barbeque’.Arrest, court appearanceRonaldinho was arrested in Paraguay over claims that he entered the country using a fake passport.According to the BBC, police in the country also searched the hotel where the Brazilian had been staying with his brother in the Paraguayan capital in the capital, Asuncion.Paraguay’s Interior Minister, Euclides Acevedo, clarified to ESPN Brazi that the two had not been arrested but are under investigation and that they are cooperating with the police.“I respect his sporting popularity but the law must also be respected. No matter who you are, the law still applies,” he said.Another man who travelled with the brothers – 45-year-old Wilmondes Sousa Lira – has also been held.When they appeared in court, the judge ordered them to be held in pre-trial detention, denying them bail or house arrest.It is reported that Ronaldinho faces six months in jail for the offence if found guilty.In July 2019, 57 of Ronaldinho’s properties were seized following a court order, due to unpaid taxes.A Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo that Ronaldinho owed 9.5 million reais, the equivalent of GH¢ 13.5 million.The former Barcelona player also reportedly also owed creditors 7.8 million reais, or GH¢ 11.1 million.A judge in Porto Alegre told Reuters news that because the case was under judicial secrecy rules it couldn’t comment on it.The former player has also had his passports seized by Spanish and Brazilian authorities.Ronaldinho featured on that year’s Instagram Rich List, placing sixth, with the Brazilian reportedly charging £206,000 for every promotional post.He had a storied career that spanned just over two decades, playing for some of Europe’s biggest sides including Barcelona and AC Milan.He enjoyed the most successful period of his career at the Catalan club, where he scored 94 goals and assisted 71 more.He was also named the World Footballer of the Year in 2004 and 2005, winning the Ballon d’Or in 2005. Brazil and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho might have dazzled in his first football tournament in the Paraguayan jail he’s currently in but even he can’t win it all.Some footage was shared of Ronaldinho playing foot-volley in prison with other inmates.The video showed ‘Dinho’ in classic form, with deft touches and headers as he appeared to be breezing through the game with his partner in the doubles game.While Ronaldinho’s team might have won that encounter, local reports suggest that the Brazilian and his mate lost their next match, against a convicted murderer and robber.The first of the pair, who are both disgraced police officers, is reportedly serving an 18-year jail term for shooting a man after a music festival.The second, according to The Sun, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for robbery, after he was one of a number of corrupt police officers who split money stolen by a security van driver.Ronaldinho has taken up playing football in jail, among other activities to stay fit.Take a look the video below:last_img read more

Dennis Lloyd Townsend, Oxford, 55: Oct. 20, 1958 – March 9, 2014

first_imgDennis TownsendDennis Lloyd Townsend, longtime Wellington resident, went to be with the Lord after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from his home in rural Oxford at the age of 55.Dennis was born the son of Harold and Wauneta (Ashcraft) Townsend on Monday, October 20, 1958 in Wellington.On February 11, 1983, Dennis and Linda S. Carty were united in marriage in Caney. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.Dennis owned and operated his own commercial painting and decorating business for over 26 years.Survivors include his wife, Linda Townsend of rural Oxford, mother, Wauneta Townsend of Wellington, son, Mark McClure of Wellington, son, Fred Taylor of Wichita, daughter, Heather Campbell and her husband Matt of Wichita, granddaughter, Alexis McClure of Winfield, sister, Nancy Driver and her husband Dean Prindle of Wellington, sister, Karen Crowe and her husband Richard of Wellington, brother, Hal Townsend and his wife Bena of Wellington, sister, Janet Allen and her husband Doug of Milan, brother, Richard Townsend and his wife Cassie of Wellington, brother, Steve Townsend of Wellington, sister, Beverly Hoffine of Caney, brother, Gary Gorby and his wife Julie of Caney, sister, Vanessa Read and her husband Sig of Ipswich, Suffolk England, brother, Rick Storey and his wife Valerie of Ipswich, Suffolk England; grandchildren, Braden, Logan, Brynn, Nicholas, Shane, Lillian and Mason along with a great-grandson, Jayden and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins..He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Townsend, sister, Carol Townsend, grandmothers: Sylvia Townsend and Myrtle Ashcraft along with his parents-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Carty.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Dennis will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 in the First Christian Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or Hope Children’s Home, 11415 Hope International, Tampa, FL 33625. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more