Negros prosecutor gets death threats

first_imgDel Castillo was ambushed in Decemberlast year. She had been silent, she said, because murder and frustrated murdercharges she filed were already before the court. PanayNews has decided not to identify theseindividuals she named pending their reaction, although the individuals includedformer police officers, a politician and businessmen. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidentalprovincial prosecutor Erfe del Castillo fears for her life. She has beenreceiving death threats, she said. On Saturday, del Castillo said, shereceived another threatening text message. Then a source told her about a planto “liquidate” her. In a press conference yesterday, delCastillo said she had been gathering evidence against those plotting againsther. “I challenge the National Bureau of Investigation,Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police to dosomething about the illegal drug trade,” said del Castillo./PN She suspects them to be those who arenow incarcerated or well-known drug personalities in cahoots with certainpersonalities she linked to her ambush.last_img read more

P200-K bail bond for drug suspect

first_imgThe 30-year-old resident Michelle Miguelwas caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1 p.m. on March 7,police said. Miguel was detained in the custodialfacility of the Hinigaran municipal police station./PN Officers of the Hinigaran municipalpolice station served the warrant issued by Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of theRegional Trial Court Branch 56 in Himamaylan City dated Oct. 11, 2019.center_img BACOLOD City – The court recommended aP200,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a woman facing illegal drugcharges in Barangay 1, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Osgood man killed in US 421 crash

first_imgOSGOOD, Ind. — An Osgood man died after an accident on US 421 in Osgood.Indiana State Police say the crash happened on Wednesday around 8:30 AM near Andrews Street in Osgood.Police say, Gary L. Fraser, 79, of Osgood pulled onto US 421 into the path of a pickup truck being driven by Aaron M. Carroll, 37, of Holton. The vehicles collided nearly head-on.After the collision, Fraser’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of US 421 while Carroll’s vehicle left the roadway before coming to a stop.Fraser was initially trapped in his vehicle before being extricated. He was air-lifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.Carroll was not injured in the crash. US 421 was closed for around two hours. Police say alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.last_img read more

Ronald Lataille

first_imgIt is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Richard Lataille announces his passing on March 18, 2017 at the age of 40. He was born on October 13, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ronnie will be forever remembered by his 3 daughters, Kayla Lataille, Brittany Lataille and Kierra Lataille; parents, Paul Lataille and Vicky Rinehart, step father Phil Rinehart; siblings, Michael Lataille, Christina (Chris) Lagaly, Lorieanne Rinehart and Holly Nelson; grandson, Jacobi Miller; grandmother, Evelyn Adams; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Uriah Rinehart.Family and friends will be received at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana 47001 on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4-6 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 6 pm.Memorial donations can be made to the funeral home in Ronald’s name. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.visit:www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Jol: Suarez is the best in the box

first_img Jol insisted on keeping Suarez as his skipper following the Uruguayan’s first biting episode, when he bit PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakka in 2010, an incident which saw him suspended for seven matches. And he maintains that English football has not seen the real character of Suarez, who also infamously helped Uruguay to beat Ghana in the 2010 World Cup when he handled the ball on the line to save a certain goal with Ghana missing the resultant penalty. Jol said: “He’s a lot different off the pitch. He’s actually quiet. He’s not outspoken. He’s not someone who will fight people but on the pitch he wants to win. “I can remember in the World Cup he saved the goal and it was ridiculous because he was like the goalkeeper and then there was a penalty and he was sent off and then he was cheering when they missed it. “He’s a winner. He’s a team player. That is the great thing. It’s not about him. He’s always happy for his team and for other players to do well. That is the strange thing because normally they have a big ego but he’s a good boy.” In a comparison with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Jol would take Suarez every time. Jol said: “His agent is the brother of (former Barcelona manager) Pep Guardiola so he was always linked with Barcelona. “When he was at Ajax we thought he would go to Barcelona. He went to Liverpool and when Luis stayed I knew for a fact he was behind it because otherwise he would have been on his bike. Fulham manager Martin Jol believes Luis Suarez is the best penalty area footballer in the world. And he insists it was good news for the Premier League when the Liverpool striker stayed in England following the biting incident last season which saw him suspended for 12 matches. On Saturday at Anfield Jol’s side will come up against the controversial player who was his captain when he managed Ajax in Holland. Press Association “There is no-one better than him in the box. If he’s in the box with the ball you can’t stop him because he goes through you or he loses the ball or he goes to goal and he scores. “Aguero is more technical. Suarez, with me, scored 53 goals in one year and I don’t know if Aguero is good enough to say he could do the same. “Suarez is always in the top three as a top scorer. He can play as a number nine or a second striker. He can play on the flank as well. If you judge a forward player on his goals I’m not sure there is a second one like him. It was good for the Premier League (that he stayed).” last_img read more

Mother arrested after 3 children found dead inside home

first_imgOfficials in Phoenix, Arizona have arrested a mother after her three young children were found dead inside of their home.Investigators reported that emergency crews were called to a home near 24th Street and Southern Avenue around 7:25 p.m Monday due to three unresponsive children.When authorities arrived to the scene, they were greeted by three adults who led then let them to an unresponsive 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl, and 7-month-old girl.Emergency personnel performed CPR on the children but eventually pronounced the children dead after being unable to revive them.On Tuesday, investigators then arrested the 22-year-old mother after she admitted that she killed the children.Investigators have reported that they are unsure what caused the children’s deaths as there were no obvious signs of trauma, however, family members reported that the children had been sick before their deaths.This is a developing story.last_img read more

La Liga: Atletico Climb above Real into Second Place

first_imgReal Madrid will return to second if they beat Girona at home today.Atletico are next in action on Wednesday, when they entertain Italian champions Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, before a home La Liga match against Villarreal next Sunday.Diego Simeone signed a new contract earlier this week to stay as Atletico’s manager until 2022 and his side remain seven points behind leaders Barcelona, who beat Real Valladolid 1-0 yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – February 9, 2019 Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores their third goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez Atletico Madrid yesterday moved above city rivals Real into second place in La Liga after Antoine Griezmann’s second-half goal saw off Rayo Vallecano.The only goal of the match came in the 74th minute when Alvaro Morata, on loan from Chelsea, set up the Frenchman, whose shot went in off Jordi Amat.It was Atletico’s first win in three matches after defeats to Real Betis and Real Madrid earlier this month.last_img read more

Kelechi Iheanacho: Will He Remain a Fox?

first_imgWith Newcastle said to be on his trail to bolster their team ahead of next season and having not received too many kind words from Manager Brendan Rodgers in recent times, Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, may be preparing for life out of King Power StadiumIn June, Foxes of Leicester reported that the King Power Stadium were considering selling Nigeria international striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, but since then the former Manchester City player has been a particularly positive catalyst for the Foxes.Additionally, Manager Brendan Rogers has in a press conference confirmed the club are looking at the transfer market to discover attackers to sign, which automatically places the Nigerian’s position in the squad at risk. It was also hugely rumoured that Leicester may fund new targets by selling Iheanacho, though Rogers also indicated that the forward won’t be sold by attesting to his impressive current displays, although they are still apparently monitoring potential signings.Meanwhile, Newcastle United are said to have already made contact with the Foxes to talk about the terms to sign Iheanacho. It is believed that Newcastle want to sign the Nigeria international whether a takeover goes through, or not.The 23-year-old Iheanacho has made 24 appearances for Leicester this season and scoring 10 goals, despite only starting in 15 games. Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers picks Jamie Vardy as is number one striker and Iheanacho is forced to play second fiddle to the England international.“He’s unfortunate he is playing behind one of the great strikers in Europe. Jamie is at the very top of his game, in his goalscoring and his pressing, so it’s very difficult for Iheanacho to get in,” Rogers said.“He is a top lad and a top striker in the world, everyone knows,” Iheanacho said about Vardy.“I am playing with him in training and watching him which inspires me as well. I will keep going. We can play as two strikers or we can play one striker as well. It depends on how the manager wants to play and set up the squad and everyone is important. We need everyone.”Iheanacho maintained he’s happy at the King Power Stadium and is more than content with his current role under Brendan Rodgers.“As a football player you need to keep your head and keep going and concentrate when you are playing and when you are not playing,” he said.“Everyone has to go through this at some point. You need to keep working hard and believing in yourself that one day you can get your chance. I am confident. I believe in myself if I get the chance.“Maybe you can call it a back-up striker or support striker, it’s something I am happy to be. Of course I could get my chance, it depends on what the manager wants to do,” he admitted.This could mean that Iheanacho would be open for a change of scenery in the Premier League. He started his career at Manchester City but decided to move to Leicester as chances for first time football slimmed down after the club signed Gabriel Jesus. Leicester could be demanding at least €45m for Iheanacho, whose current deal runs until 2022.Rodgers had slammed Iheanacho for his below performance after the Foxes were out-foxed in last Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing by Bournemouth even as he ruled the substitution of the Nigerian as tactical error.Iheanacho, who had been heavily involved in Jamie Vardy’s opener, was withdrawn at half-time at the Vitality Stadium, with Rodgers tweaking his system to bring on Dennis Praet.“Iheanacho wasn’t having one of his better games,” said Rodgers in his post-match press conference.Iheanacho scored for Leicester City in their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on July 4. It was a vital goal for the Foxes which set them to their first win since project restart, making it two goals for Iheanacho in two games as he continues to show that he belongs at this level.Fans were having a different conversation about Iheanacho about seven months ago after he struggled to make any sort of impact following his £25m move from Manchester City. For two and a half seasons, the Nigerian looked out of place at Leicester City. It was different managers and the same story for the 23-year-old.In those two and a half seasons at Leicester City, Iheanacho looked like a player short on confidence and coupled with the instability at the club, he looked lost.This season was always going to make or mar his career at the top level and six months into it, he wasn’t making any progress until December 2, 2019, when he came off the bench to grab an assist and the winner as Leicester City edged Everton 2-1.That was quickly followed by a couple of goals and assists. In the next game after the win against Everton, his first Premier League start of the season, he created a goal and scored another as Leicester City beat Aston Villa 4-1 away. He also went on to score three goals in three games against Aston Villa, and also goals against West Ham and Brentford.And with Leicester City running low on confidence after four games without a win since the Premier League resumed action, it was the Nigeria international that broke the deadlock in their 3-0 home win against Crystal Palace.This season, he now has five league goals, his best return since he scored eight goals for Manchester City in the 2015/2016 season.He still hasn’t gotten the full trust of Rogers, but with his goal against Palace and his performances since December last year, Iheanacho continues to show that he has the abilities to thrive at this level.With his confidence back, his dribbling has gotten better, he holds the ball better and his passing has improved.However, no matter what happens with him now, whether he stays at Leicester City after this season or not, Iheanacho has shown that he can thrive at this level and that will be a huge boost for his career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City falls to the ground after he battles for the ball with Frederic Guilbert of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. 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Company to use virtual reality for housing tours

first_imgMosaic Student Communities, the property management arm of Mosaic Investment Partners, has opened its first virtual reality lounge to facilitate tours of its houses in local neighborhoods for USC students. The company manages properties throughout University Park; and its offices are located on Hoover Street.The use of virtual reality has become increasingly popular among real estate firms, as well as at college campuses across the nation. According to Mosaic, this is the first time that USC students will interact with the technology to tour prospective housing near campus. The VR lounge allows students to tour homes by wearing goggles, navigating through the homes by using handheld remote controls. Once the goggles are on, students will be able to look around and see an exact simulation of the properties. “One of the things that we’ve realized is that actually touring all of the houses is intrusive,” said Troy Dodgion, Mosaic’s director of operations. “People don’t like to have people come in and look at their house all the time during leasing season.” The remote controls are easy to use and allow students to walk up and down stairs and into a variety of rooms in the house, instead of having to attend an in-person tour.“Also, [walk-in tours are] really time consuming — applicants have to come to the Mosaic house first and then we have to drive them around to look at the six or seven houses that they want to see,” Dodgion said. “This way, they’re able to come in here and look at some of the houses to get an idea of what they’re looking for without us bothering the tenants and the incoming residents. They get an opportunity to see a wider range of houses and get to pick one that’s the best suited for them before we actually go out and start looking at the physical houses.” Mosaic paired up with Transported, a company based in Santa Monica that films all of the virtual reality footage. It also uses a virtual reality system called Oculus Rift to create the tours, which Dodgion describes as the “highest-end VR equipment that’s out there,” according to their website So far, Mosaic has applied the technology to around eight of its Victorian-style homes. Not only does it aim to eventually implement virtual reality to tour for its whole housing portfolio, but it is also always looking to acquire new properties for students to rent. The company aims to renovate poorly maintained homes and homes in need of development, and it manages a variety of homes at Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley.Mosaic Student Communities will host a launch party on Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate and reveal its new lounge and services.last_img read more

Takeaways of 3 Syracuse recruits from the 2019 Nike EYBL Dallas session

first_imgDALLAS — Three 2020 four-star recruits — Andre Jackson, Noah Collier and Woody Newton — that have Syracuse listed as one of their top schools on 247Sports played in the final Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) session in Dallas this weekend. No college coaches were present, as per NCAA regulations, but the six Drive Nation courts featured some of the highest ranked players for the 2020 and 2021 classes. Here are some takeaways about each potential Orange recruit. Andre Jackson – City Rocks (NY)Jackson showed he was versatile on both ends of the court, but his shooting at the free throw line was a concern. He went 11-for-24 from the charity stripe over the weekend and is shooting under 50% from the line in the EYBL. He shot 47.1% from the field in five games this weekend, but most of his shots came close to the rim. He’s only made one 3-pointer in 13 attempts this year in the EYBL, as well. Although there are questions about his shot, he’s made up for it offensively in other ways. He moves in half court sets, and aside from his Friday night game, was assertive in demanding the ball to drive and kick. His post game is unrefined, but a mixture of length, athleticism and strength make him capable of scoring down low. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn multiple possessions, he looked to plant himself on the low-block and make quick moves off the entry pass. He’s mainly a slasher, often drawing help and getting other guys open. He makes good decisions passing and has the vision to find open shooters — he averaged 4.6 assists per game over the weekend — but his passes don’t always catch shooters in rhythm.   Facebook Twitter Google+ Saturday night, City Rocks played Boo Williams (VA), which features ESPN’s No. 21 ranked prospect for 2020, Cameron Thomas. Jackson defended Thomas, shadowing the shifty guard for all 36 minutes. Thomas dropped 33 points on 13-24 shooting, but many of those when Williams was able to force switches. One-on-one, Jackson was beaten by Thomas’ quick first-step sometimes, but in most cases, he was able to either guide Thomas to help defense or force him to take contested mid-range jumpers.Jackson, a guard, has a similar mold to Frank Howard with the length and height to play at the top of the zone, which is something Syracuse coaches have talked to him about, Jackson said. The Orange were his first high-major offer and have been talking to him through his entire recruiting process, he said, and he’s taken both an official and unofficial visit already. “I just want to be comfortable at the school I’m going to go to,” Jackson said. “As long as I feel comfortable and I feel at home, I’m going to play my game, and that’s the most important thing.”  Noah Collier – Team Final (PA)Collier wasn’t as assertive as Jackson on the offensive end, but with a long and lanky frame, he’s still strong enough to fight for boards on the inside while defending guards and forwards. His highlights came from dunks and he showed flashes of an ability to drive and finish.His shooting is also a concern. He’s shot 19-for-35 from the foul line in EYBL this year and took fewer 3-pointers than Jackson, going 2-for-11 from deep. He’s not a playmaker, so his offensive contributions come mainly from rebounding and finishing inside. He averaged only 7.9 points per game in EYBL this year but plays a larger offensive role at the Westtown School (PA), going for 14 points a game this past season, Westtown head coach, Seth Berger, said.  Collier didn’t have a standout game except in Team Final’s last game, which was a 95-39 blowout win on Sunday afternoon. He scored 19 points, shooting a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. He also had three steals, which led to dunks on the other end. Collier’s a vocal player, Berger said, and his leadership showed over the weekend.Woody Newton – Team Takeover (DC)Newton called himself the best defender in the country on Friday night, and he backed up the statement with solid defensive performances over the course of the weekend. He’s not a flashy defensive player, only averaging 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks per game, but he’s hard to beat off the dribble and his length affects shots even when not blocking them.Newton was often put on opposing guards, and he had no problem staying in front of them with his 6-foot-8 frame. On a very talented Team Takeover, he is one of their defensive anchors. As they came back from down 20 points on Friday night, Newton was used exclusively on defensive possessions toward the end of the game. He prides himself on his defense, Newton said, knowing that’s the best part of his game.Woody Newton shined on the defensive end this weekend and will make his college decision on Tuesday. “Syracuse has always shown me love,” he said, “They’re always watching my games.” Arabdho Majumder | Asst. Digital EditorNewton’s not always able to create his own shot but shot 40% from deep on 20 attempts this weekend. His breakout offensive game came on Sunday morning when he had 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field. He’ll be the first of the three to announce his college decision, doing so on Tuesday. Newton didn’t want to hint at which school he’ll pick, but he said: “Syracuse has always shown me love; they’re always watching my games.” Newton said SU coaches liked his versatility, shooting, and defense, and he thinks he brings the ability to lock up the best players in the country. Comments Published on May 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder last_img read more