‘Congress can revoke Mindanao martial law sans anti-terror law amendments’

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_img “That is the only ground for extension of martial law. But it is clear since day one that the martial law or its extension in Mindanao has no basis,” he said. “It is high time that we lift bring back normalcy in the region.” “Do not dangle lifting martial law in Mindanao in exchange for the speedy passage of the Human Security Act,” Drilon said in statement. “The passage or non-passage of the amendments to the Human Securities Act is not a ground for extending martial law in Mindanao.” It has since been in effect after Congress, in special joint sessions, voted to approve its extension thrice — from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2017; from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018; and from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019./PN “The Constitution is clear: martial law may be declared if actual rebellion exists and Congress may extend the declaration if the rebellion persists and public safety requires it,” said Drilon, citing Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution. Lorenzana earlier said that he is not keen to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao but the enactment of a stronger law amending Republic Act 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007 should be done. According to the Ilonggo lawmaker, President Rodrigo Duterte must lift the martial law in the entire island of Mindanao as there is no need for such declaration there. center_img “I hope they will not use martial law to put pressure on Congress to pass the amendments to the Human Security Act. The non-passage of the amendments to the Human Security Act should not be used as a basis or justification to further extend martial law. The amendments need thorough debates,” Drilon said. MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana should not dangle the lifting of martial law declaration in Mindanao with the Congress’ amendments on Human Security Act, Sen. Franklin Drilon said. Drilon added the Congress can revoke martial law any time sans amendments to the Human Security Act as, as what Lorenzana has said, the martial law has been going on for too long. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following attacks launched by the Islamic State-linked Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.last_img read more


Police Release Sketch Of Burglary Suspect

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgPolice are learning more about a residential burglary that occurred on AugustRipley County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the suspect in this photo.14.That day, police say at least one burglary occurred on State Road 62 in the Friendship area.On Thursday, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch drawing of a suspect and information regarding a suspicious vehicle that was in the area that day.Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills said,“ There was a faded blue pickup truck, possibly a Chevy S-10, or Ford Ranger style, in the area the day of the burglary.”Local authorities are hoping the public can assist with linking the truck along with the sketch drawing of the suspect.The composite sketch was illustrated by Cincinnati Police Department Detective Jane Noel.Sheriff Grills reminds citizens that the sketch may not be an exact match, but rather a drawing of a subject that is very close in description.If you recognize this individual please contact your local law enforcement authority, or the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office at 812.689.5558.The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and is appreciative of any help from the public.last_img read more


Greensburg candidate for mayor plans ‘Meet and Greet’

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A Meet and Greet with Republican candidate for Greensburg mayor Kenny Hooten is planned for Monday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mancino’s on Barachel Lane. The event is an opportunity to learn more about his vision for the future of Greensburg.Tickets are $15 and includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. To RSVP please call 812-593-8799 or email khooten@etczone.com.last_img


Pienaar gives Ulster home help

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_imgSouth African Ruan Pienaar was the hero as Ulster clinched a Heineken Cup quarter-final home tie with a brilliant 22-19 victory at Leicester. The scrum-half scored all Ulster’s points in an epic battle at Welford Road to ensure his side finished top of Pool Five with six wins from six matches. Pienaar scored a try, kicked the conversion and landed five penalties, including two monsters from inside his own half, in the final pool match. Ulster’s best chance came two minutes before the interval when they surged down t he right after robbing Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs. Winger Andrew Trimble latched onto the kick ahead and fed Payne but Trimble was adjudged to have put a foot in touch. Flood kicked penalties in the 4th, 11th and 23rd minutes, the first and last coming after Ulster were penalised at scrums where the Tigers had a definite edge. Pienaar replied with penalties in the 16th, 27th and 31st minutes and with Leicester losing number eight Jordan Crane and full-back Mathew Tait to injury, Ulster finished the half the stronger. The pair were replaced by Steve Mafi and Scott Hamilton. Flood restored Leicester’s lead seven minutes after the interval when he landed a 32-metre penalty after Ulster had again offended at a scrum. And 12-9 became 19-9 two minutes later when Morris scored the first try of the match, brilliantly converted from the right touchline by Flood. It came after great work by hooker Tom Youngs and winger Vereniki Goneva in the loose. Flood chipped down the right and Morris fended off a tackle to score in the corner, the try being awarded by the TV official. Minutes later it was all hands to the pump for Leicester, who failed to deal with a high ball and were pinned on their own line, with Pienaar coming close to scoring before the Tigers pinched the ball and half cleared their lines. Ulster, however, kept the pressure on and won a penalty which Pienaar kicked in the 57th minute to make it 19-12. And they were level a minute later after another high ball. Although Leicester dealt with this one Flood’s clearance was charged down by Pienaar who followed up for an easy try before converting from the right touchline. Pienaar then kicked another monster penalty, from a metre inside his own half, in the 69th minute to put Ulster ahead for the first time and Ulster withstood a Tigers o nslaught before finishing strongly. Press Association The Tigers, who will have to travel in the quarter-finals after their first home defeat in the competition since 2006-07, scored a try through winger Niall Morris and fly-half Toby Flood converted and also slotted four penalties. Pool leaders Ulster started the game two points ahead of Leicester and while both teams had already qualified the prize for the winners was a crucial home tie. Ulster made two changes from the side that beat Montpellier, bringing in prop Callum Black and back rower Roger Wilson, while Leicester recalled centres Anthony Allen and Matt Smith and locks Ed Slater and Graham Kitchener. Ulster had won all five of their pool matches while Leicester had lost one – at Ulster – and the previous five meetings between the sides had gone the way of the home side. The Tigers, backed by a vociferous 24,000 sell-out crowd, made a barnstorming start to a ferocious contest and led 6-0 after 11 minutes but Ulster pegged them back and the sides turned round level at 9-9 at half-time. Flood kicked three penalties but, crucially, missed the easiest of the lot when he hooked the ball wide of the left post in the 35th minute. Pienaar kept his side in the game with three penalties of his own, the third a monster from two metres inside his own half, before f ly-half Paddy Jackson was just wide with a snap drop-goal attempt in the 40th minute. Leicester just about edged the half but chances were few and far between and their best opportunity came in the 20th minute when Kitchener burst free from a ruck 40 metres out and looked certain to score – until full-back Jared Payne collared him just short of the line. last_img read more


Assam Roll Ball Association secretary Bhumidhar Barman postponed Roll Ball League

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgOur sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam Roll Ball Association postponed its propose Roll Ball League which is scheduled to be held in city from April 16. The secretary of the Association Bhumidhar Barman said that the fresh date of the meet would e announced later.Also Read: Assam Roll Ball Association team picked for 11th Mini National Roll Ball championshipAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img


Keith’s Keys: Fans should care about the better ’SC football

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgSoccer and King Sisyphus have a lot more in common than you think.Much like the mythological Greek king who was forced to roll a heavy boulder up a mountain over and over for eternity, soccer faces a similar uphill battle in becoming the new predominant pastime in the United States and at USC. In the past 30 years, it seems that every time non-American football starts to dribble the rock up the mountain, sports traditionalists push it right back down. Fortunately, for well-rounded sports fans, the world’s most popular game is slowly but surely making its way into the hearts of millions.Major League Soccer franchises in Atlanta, Minnesota and Seattle have been setting their respective cities on fire with record-breaking attendance. This year’s World Cup — a faux Olympics for footy head’s alike — reignited America’s passion for the great game as powerhouse teams like France and underdog teams like Croatia roared their way past some of the world’s best. I believe that those similar World Cup sentiments should translate from the fields of Moscow to the fields of McAlister.As one of six schools in the Pac-12 without a men’s soccer team, the USC women’s team is constantly overlooked despite its rampant success, including winning the 2016 NCAA Championship. Much like they sleep on mass-produced dorm mattresses in Pardee Tower, USC students are sleeping on this talented group of gals.Although the women’s soccer program was founded years after prestigious programs like UCLA, Stanford and UC Berkeley, USC ranks fourth in the Pac-12 and is tied for 23rd in the nation with 16 NCAA Tournament appearances. Of those, four of them have come in the past four years under the tutelage of head coach Keidane McAlpine. Going to the NCAA playoffs that many times in a row is impressive enough, but to win a second national title in a sport that many USC students don’t pay attention to? That is flat out awesome, and somehow discouraging at the same time.There is a theory known as the little fish, big pond theory: In a big pond, big numbers of little fish will have the opportunity to grow because of the sheer size of the pond. The Women of Troy are little fish in the huge pond that is NCAA Division I soccer. Despite other programs recruiting talent from all over the country and scoring crowds of thousands — not hundreds — of people to each of their games, the USC women’s soccer team is excelling and few people on campus know about it. Everybody and their mother remembers each of USC’s football titles, yet very few know about USC’s most recent soccer ring. Perhaps it’s soccer’s lack of popularity in the United States. Perhaps it’s USC Athletics’ poor marketing campaigns. Perhaps it’s the unfortunate but prevailing notion that sports like soccer -— or even USC’s highly-successful water polo — just aren’t that exciting. Perhaps it’s the noncoverage from mainstream media and student media’s inability to cover each and every game. Or perhaps it’s just a continuing campus-wide apathy for any sport that doesn’t include tailgating hours beforehand that is preventing USC’s non-revenue sports from achieving community-wide acclaim. Despite the lack of fan interaction, the squad has many returning stars to fill the gaps left by the seniors who graduated last year.Although the Women of Troy lost top scorer forward Alex Anthony (8 goals, two assists) and over 50 percent of their offensive production from the 2017 season, they bring back flashy forward senior Leah Pruitt (6 goals, four assists), sneaky sophomore midfielder Savannah DeMelo (4 goals, five assists) and one of the best-kept secrets in sophomore goalkeeper Kaylie Collins (0.87 goals against average). And along with a plethora of first-year talent, the Women of Troy welcome in solid transfers graduate student midfielder Megan McCashland (Notre Dame), graduate student defender Jessie Holmes (Florida), redshirt junior forward/defender Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame) and sophomore midfielder Alea Hyatt (North Carolina) from top-flight programs. Regardless of USC’s ability to get goals on the board, its defense will surely lead them into the NCAA playoffs for the fifth-straight season. If Collins can replicate her outstanding 2017 season, the Trojans will be in a fantastic position to ensure they have a shot at glory come December. If the new faces can rise to the challenge of their new starting roles, I believe that this 2018 squad has as good a chance as any to win yet another national title. With a 1-0 victory last week over UC Irvine, the Women of Troy are already on their way toward the program’s first undefeated season in history. That may sound far-fetched, but their schedule features a multitude of should-be wins that will give them the resume they need for a solid run in the playoffs. While games on the road against Florida, Florida State, Cal and Stanford are likely to be tough, home field advantage against Pac-12 foes UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State will give USC the edge it needs to finally get people to care about USC’s more successful “football” team. Keith Demolder is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. His column, “Keith’s Keys,” runs every other Tuesday.last_img read more


Herbert Addo admits AshGold were better in Obuasi

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgHearts coach Herbert Addo has admitted his side were outplayed by AshantiGold in their 1-1 stalemate on Wednesday.However, he has praised his lads for their continued fight till they were rewarded with a goal five minutes from full time.The Miners dominated play till end after an even opening fifteen minutes and scored the match opener on 30 minutes through Ivorian Didier Kore.AshGold wasted many chances and were later punished for their profligacy. In the 85th minute, Hearts had a corner which was headed out but midfielder Emmanuel Laryea found the ball from outside the area and bang, his long drive went past goalkeeper Fatau Dauda in post.”The first fifteen minutes we had many chances to score, empty nets but we managed to squander all,” coach Herbert Addo told supersport.com.”They turned things and were playing all the football. In fact, their goal was a beautiful goal. Halftime we talked to the boys but still AshGold were superior. Our boys didn’t plays as we hoped. They had the determination, they were fighting but did not play the football we know them to have been playing in the last few games. “Because of our determination, we were pushing, taking risks. We didn’t sit behind, we had to push. We brought on another striker and were pushing. Luckily for us, we had a corner and one of our midfielders picked on the second ball and scored. We just hard to defend.“We were even lucky. Our goalkeeper had to make a world class save a minute to the end. The ball was going in and he managed to get the ball out – which was fantastic. If it was boxing, maybe we could have conceded the fight but if we had knocked them out in the first round, maybe it would not have gone to that extent. That is football. It was a good game, a good lesson. All in all, I think the result is fair,” he ended.AshantiGold end the first round as league leaders with 29 points – four better than Wafa and Aduana Stars while Hearts maintain their 10th position with 20 points.–last_img read more


Ryder Cup: U.S. secure first win since 2008 after sizzling display

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgThis wasn’t about being maybe the best team ever assembled. The Americans were simply a team, and they finally won back the Ryder Cup.Phil Mickelson led the Americans behind the scenes. Patrick Reed powered them with his passion on the golf course. And it was Ryan Moore, the final captain’s pick who wasn’t even on the team until a week ago Sunday, who delivered the cup-clinching point at Hazeltine.Moore finished eagle-birdie-par for a one-up victory over Lee Westwood, and the celebration was on.”When put in the right environment, the U.S. team brought out some amazing golf,” Mickelson said. “And we’re bringing back the Ryder Cup because of it.”There was no meltdown like Medinah four years ago, when the Americans blew a 10-6 lead under captain Davis Love III.Europe never really had a chance.  Reed outdueled and outshouted Rory McIlroy for a 1-up victory, and by then the back end of the scoreboard was filled with American red. Building for the future The final score was 17-11, the biggest rout for the United States since 1981. That U.S. team is considered the best team ever assembled with 11 major champions. In a radio interview going into the Ryder Cup, Love was trying to explain that the Americans didn’t have to do anything “super human” when he said, “This is the best team maybe ever assembled.”Ultimately, this wasn’t about measuring against the past as much as it was building to the future.—last_img read more


Dodgers beat Rays but reliever Pedro Baez suffers leg injury

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgPreviousST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes watches his RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jalen Beeks during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays opening pitcher Hunter Wood delivers to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger follows through on a single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jalen Beeks during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy grounds out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Enrique Hernandez #14 after scoring in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jalen Beeks reacts as he leaves the mound after retiring the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and teammates celebrate a run in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 10ST. PETERSBURG, FL – MAY 21: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)ExpandST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tucked away in a corner of the American League East, the Tampa Bay Rays are baseball’s innovators, straining to overcome their small-market limitations with a willingness to try anything.Like “openers” – the Rays have used the new-age pitching strategy 14 times in their first 45 games this season, to largely good effect.The Dodgers have no need for such creativity these days.Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning Tuesday night as the Dodgers beat the Rays 7-3 in the first half of a two-game interleague series. It was just the latest example of the Dodgers’ rotation strong-arming the opposition.Over 23 games since April 25, Dodgers starting pitchers have been the best in baseball with a 2.09 ERA (34 earned runs in 146-2/3 innings), 152 strikeouts and only 19 walks. Not coincidentally, the Dodgers have won 17 of those games.“Well, Mr. Ryu’s on a pretty good hot streak right now so that definitely helps,” Kershaw said, referring to Hyun-Jin Ryu’s current 31-inning scoreless streak. “I think we’ve got really good starting pitching. That’s a pretty good streak obviously. It’s not going to go perfectly every time. But we believe we can keep that up, for sure.”Kershaw’s first start at Tropicana Field was a fresh-squeezed success. He struck out six of the first nine Rays batters in the game and matched his season-high with eight strikeouts before leaving with two runners on and one out in the seventh.“He throws a ton of strikes,” Rays outfielder Tommy Pham said. “He works the corners. He works in, down, up and away. You see very little on the middle part of the plate when you face him. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I know he’s pretty fast so I tried to get the ball quick,” Verdugo said. “I saw that he was being aggressive and taking third. I really just tried to give myself the best chance of getting him out.”Kiermaier was the Rays’ last baserunner in the game. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Just imagine him with his (velocity). Not saying that he’s not pitching well. But that just shows you how good he is.”It was nearly the eighth scoreless start by a Dodgers pitcher in their past 12 games. But Rays shortstop Willy Adames drilled a ball back at reliever Pedro Baez. The ball came off Adames’ bat at 103 mph and hit Baez flush in the right leg, just to the outside of his knee.Baez went down on the mound as the ball caromed into foul territory, allowing the Rays’ first run to score. Baez left the game with the help of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and trainer Andrew Hauser, Baez barely able to put weight on his right leg as he limped off the field.X-rays on Baez’s leg were negative – a surprise to most who heard the loud crack upon contact.“Yeah, I definitely thought there was a fracture because it hit so hard,” Baez said through an interpreter. “But luckily the X-rays came back negative. Now it’s waiting for the day-to-day process to see how I feel.”“It was loud,” Kershaw said. “Petey’s got strong bones, I guess.”Roberts said Baez would not be available Wednesday. The Dodgers are off Thursday.“Just where it hit him and how it ricocheted back to the dugout, yeah, I was holding my breath,” Roberts said.“We have the off-day coming. So we have a couple of days to assess where Petey’s at.”Adames’ damaging comebacker was the middle shot of five consecutive hits by the Rays that produced three runs but wasn’t enough to match a productive night by the Dodgers’ offense. The Dodgers were 5 for 17 with runners in scoring position – a number startling for its volume more than the success rate.To combat the Rays’ pitching misdirection, Roberts constructed his lineup with military precision – it went left-right, left-right.Related Articles They touched nominal starter Hunter Wood (right-handed) for a run in the first inning when right fielder Avisail Garcia ran right through Justin Turner’s single, allowing Max Muncy to score from first on the error.Then they put up five runs against the delayed starter Jalen Beeks (left-handed).David Freese came off the bench to double and score a run in the third. Austin Barnes drove in a run in the fourth. And a three-run burst in the seventh sent Kershaw to the mound for his last inning with a 6-0 lead. Kiké Hernandez, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson drove in the runs with three consecutive singles.The late-inning highlight came in the bottom of the eighth when Kevin Kiermaier split the left-center field gap with a drive that went to the wall. Alex Verdugo ran it down and threw from the warning track to shortstop Corey Seager, who was covering third base. Seager slapped a tag on Kiermaier’s leg as the Rays pinch-hitter dove for the base. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more


Tyler Bertuzzi notches three points for fourth consecutive game, sets Red Wings record

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgTyler Bertuzzi’s red-hot end to March has carried over into April.The 24-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward notched two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, extending his run of three-point games to four. Including Tuesday’s haul, Bertuzzi has 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 71 games this season.If he keeps this up, he’ll be one of next week’s Three Stars as well. It’s the longest such streak in Red Wings history.MORE: Schedule, standings, odds for 2019 Stanley Cup chaseTyler Bertuzzi is the first player in #RedWings franchise history to record 3+ points in four consecutive games! #LGRWvs PIT: (2G, 1A)vs BOS: (3A)vs NJD: (1G, 2A)@ BUF: (2G, 1A) pic.twitter.com/02cqg5DzgM— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 3, 2019Bertuzzi racked up 10 points in the final week of March, including three games with three points in each, as the Sudbury, Ont. native earned himself a spot in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week and became the first Red Wing since Steve Yzerman in 1992-93 to record three points in three straight games. Included in those 10 points is his first career overtime goal, scored against the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 victory March 28.The third-year Red Wing continued his impressive play as the calendar changed to April, finding the back of the net twice and providing a helper on Anthony Mantha’s late goal to pace Detroit to its sixth straight victory.last_img read more