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Hammersmith offices: Under the Hammersmith

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Rob suspect killed in shootout with cops

first_imgJoan disappeared from Iloilo yearsago, said the mother, and had not contacted the family./PN It was a shootout, according to PoliceCaptain Fernando Punzalan, Dingle police chief; the man resisted arrest. In the Barangay Camambugan, Dinglerobbery case that happened along the highway at around 5 a.m., the victim wasGilda dela Cruz, 51, of Barangay Poblacion, Dingle. She sought policeassistance as soon as the robbers had left, said Punzalan. The man had two other companions whomanaged to flee, he added. The Dingle police initially identifiedthe shootout casualty as Joan Lego of Barangay Bagongbong, Lambunao, Iloilo butLego’s mother Wendelyn belied this. ILOILO City – Policemen shot to deatha robbery suspect in Barangay Tabugon, Dingle, Iloilo yesterday. Policemen were in Barangay Tabugon torespond to a report that a woman was robbed there, said Punzalan. As this was being written, the slainsuspect remained unidentified. He was wearing a black shirt and a pair ofshorts. He identified them as Rowen Lebuna andJefftrey Vicente. The man and the two others were alsolinked to three more robbery incidents yesterday prior to the one in BarangayTabugon – in Passi City, in San Enrique town and in Barangay Camambugan,Dingle. No identification documents were foundin his possession but cops recovered a 12-gauge shotgun, a brown wallet andblack wristwatch. In the Barangay Tabugon robbery,victim Lina Mugas, 59, of Barangay Caguyuman, Dingle, sought the police’s helpafter she was robbed. At the Dingle police station, Punzalansaid, Mugas and dela Cruz positively identified Lebuna and Vicente ascompanions of the slain robbery suspect from photographs that the police showedto them. According to Punzalan, prior to thetwo robbery incidents in Dingle yesterday, the suspects robbed men in PassiCity and in San Enrique. Punzalan immediately ordered thesealing of exit points in Barangay Tabugon. “The robbers shot our policemen so mymen fired back. One of the robbers was hit on the head while the two others ranaway quickly,” said Punzalan. “They belonged to an organized robberygroup with at least six members and operating province-wide,” said Punzalan.last_img read more

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DOH-6: ALL CLEAR | No more suspected COVID-19 cases in WV

first_imgILOILO City – All the 40 persons whomthe Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 placed under investigation sinceJanuary for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tested negative forthe virus. More than 50 countries have now reported cases of coronavirus./PN The last PUI admitted at the WesternVisayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district here – an Ilonggo with a historyof travel to Hong Kong – tested negative for the virus and as of this writingwas preparing to be discharged from the medical facility. Demand for facemasks surged in recentweeks as people became increasingly concerned of the possibility that COVID-19could spread in the country.  Accordingto pharmacists, there was a dramatic spike in demand after DOH-6 reported onJan. 29 that it was monitoring one PUI from China who arrived in Iloilo on Jan.27 complaining of fever. Mayor Jerry Treñas said people with a history of travel to othercountries with COVID-19 and have not completed 14 days of quarantine are alsonot allowed to attend mass gatherings. Just this Feb. 25 the city mayor issued an executive ordersuspending all major public gatherings up to the end of March. Despite the good news, Juanico said,DOH-6 remains vigilant and so, too, must all local government units and theirBarangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs). WHO has upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to “veryhigh” Friday last week, its top level of risk assessment. As to the presence of South Koreans inthe region, Juanico said of the 11 recent visitors from Daegu City – epicenterof the virus outbreak in South Korea – eight who proceeded to Boracay Island inAklan left on Feb. 28 while the three others were set to return to theircountry over the weekend. He also urged residents to practice proper respiratory hygienewhen at mass gatherings. This includes covering the nose and mouth withdisposable tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose used tissueproperly. Of the 40 cleared PUI, nine were fromAklan province, two from Antique, eight from Capiz, nine from Iloilo, five fromNegros Occidental, four from Bacolod City, and three from Iloilo City. As March 2, there were no new oradditional persons under investigation (PUI) in the region, according to Dr.Mary Jane Juanico, head of DOH Region 6’s Infectious Disease Section. Persons with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection such ascough and cold should wear medical masks, he added, and after contact withrespiratory secretions, one should perform hand hygiene. Globally, more than 80,000 people have been infected. About 2,800have died – the vast majority in China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of theoutbreak. After a week, it leads to shortness ofbreath and some patients require hospital treatment. In Iloilo City, the city government is not leaving anything tochance. Foreigners from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 areprohibited from attending mass gathering. COVID-19 seems to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. DOH-6 recorded no PUI from the islandprovince of Guimaras. The incubation period – between infection and showing any symptoms– lasts up to 14 days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Butsome researchers say it may be as long as 24 days. And Chinese scientists saysome people may be infectious even before their symptoms appear.last_img read more

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Area Girls High School Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday (1-13)Oldenburg Academy  51     Hauser  44Jac-Cen-Del  60     Lawrenceburg  49Union County  45     Franklin County  40Milan  50     Rising Sun  48Morristown  58     North Decatur  45Richmond  49     Connersville  43Rushville  59     Shelbyville  43last_img

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Williams, Ga. State host Little Rock

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditArkansas-Little Rock (21-9, 15-4) vs. Georgia State (18-12, 11-8)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Markquis Nowell and Arkansas-Little Rock will take on Kane Williams and Georgia State. The sophomore Nowell has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 17.2 over his last five games. Williams, a junior, is averaging 17.8 points over the last five games. Associated Press Williams, Ga. State host Little Rock March 2, 2020center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com TEAM LEADERSHIP: The do-everything Nowell is averaging 17.4 points, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals to lead the charge for the Trojans. Ruot Monyyong is also a primary contributor, putting up 12 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. The Panthers have been led by Williams, who is averaging 14.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists.CREATING OFFENSE: Williams has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Georgia State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 20 field goals and 13 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 66 points and 21-2 when scoring at least 66.ASSIST RATIOS: The Trojans have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Panthers. Georgia State has an assist on 40 of 76 field goals (52.6 percent) over its previous three matchups while Arkansas-Little Rock has assists on 50 of 83 field goals (60.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State is rated first among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.3 points per game.last_img read more

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Butler sisters prepare to fill void left by Syracuse’s 4 departing seniors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tiara and Tasia Butler finally got what they wanted. They could finally play basketball whenever they liked, thanks to the new hoop in their backyard.But it didn’t last. Too many kids from the neighborhood tried to play on it and before too long, the hoop had to be taken down.“It was the nicest hoop in the whole area, in our whole neighborhood,” Tiara said.Thanks to their strict practice schedule with their father, though, the Butler sisters still practiced regularly enough to develop their games.In addition to freshmen twins Briana and Bria Day, Tiara and Tasia Butler compose the other sisterly connection on Syracuse’s (21-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) roster. Tiara is a redshirt junior guard and Tasia is a 6-foot-1 freshman wing, part of Syracuse’s highly rated Class of 2013.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA four-star recruit, Tasia came in as the No. 12 guard in the country and No. 73 overall recruit after averaging a double-double in her senior year at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. Her older sister has been battling a lower-body injury this year, but appeared in 26 games throughout her first two seasons at SU.Although Tasia has fallen behind in Syracuse’s depth chart because of a crowded backcourt this season, she and her sister could become more integral to the Orange’s rotation next year as SU will look to replace its four current seniors. “Tasia is a talented player and she’s getting better in practice, so her role will increase,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Tiara will have to get back on the court to be able to see opportunities physically. They’re both very instinctual on defense and they run the floor well. “It’s funny because I think you can kind of see a lot of them in each other.” That’s likely a result of so much time practicing against each other — even though Tasia hated basketball, at first.“She just wanted to dance. She hated coming to games, she hated being in the gym,” Tiara said. “Next thing you know, she’s here in college with me. It’s crazy.”Throughout most of elementary school, it was the same routine every day. After the Butler sisters would get home from school, Tasia would be off to dance class while her older sister went to the gym with their father. Once the dance phase ended for Tasia around fifth grade, she wanted to join her sister and father at the gym, but just to shoot around.“Then I realized I actually liked it. I saw how good Tiara was and how good I could be,” Tasia said. “Everybody always told me, ‘You’re tall, you’ve got the height. Your sister’s athletic, so I know you’ve got it in you.’”Tiara herself developed her skills within two years of taking basketball seriously, so Tasia joined the program. Even if one of them had practice or a game, they wouldn’t go to bed without practicing with their father. For 2–3 hours a day, they’d hone their shot and run through drills with him. They ran races to pit Tiara’s speed against the bigger Tasia’s conditioning. They’d watch film and even play basketball video games. They started to breathe the game. “We were able to force each other to get better. It was so competitive,” Tiara said.The Butlers played one-on-one against each other often — until Tasia finally won a game. But that practice together began to pay off on the hardwood. At North Point, they had obvious chemistry, running plenty of drive-and-kicks, screen-and-rolls and pick-and-pops for each other.Tiara averaged 8.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game her senior year and was ranked one of the top players in the area. Tasia scored 19.1 points with 10 rebounds per game as a senior, and won a Maryland 4A State Championship.Now at Syracuse, Tasia is still transitioning to college basketball as she tries to earn herself more playing time — while also adjusting to the amount of snow she never saw in Maryland winters. And in the heat of the season, rooming together on SU’s road trips reminds both sisters of the days they had bunk beds growing up.Said Tasia: “It feels like home just having her here.” Comments Published on March 4, 2014 at 12:57 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Ghana Reaches Deal with FIFA to Avert Dissolution

first_imgFIFA President, Gianni Infantino, met a senior delegation from Accra on Thursday, with both sides agreeing to “establish a normalisation committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association,” a FIFA statement said.The committee will be staffed by people with “integrity and competence,” it added.“Satisfied with the above measures, the Government of Ghana shall take steps to discontinue the process for the winding up of the Ghana Football Association,” FIFA further said.Ghana’s Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, had said in June that “urgent measures” were needed to protect the public against the GFA, which she described as “an instrument for self-aggrandisement by people who run it to make themselves rich.”Football is massively popular in the West African nation.The graft revelations within the GFA sent shockwaves through the country just before the start of the World Cup in Russia. Ghana had failed for the tournament.But the Black Stars captured fans across Africa during a thrilling run to the quarterfinals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana Thursday backed away from controversial plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation, as it reached a deal with FIFA to clean up football administration in the country.Ghana’s attorney general had taken steps towards dissolving the embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) after an explosive documentary in June showed officials allegedly soliciting bribes worth millions of dollars.FIFA countered that it would work with Ghana to tackle corruption but would not allow the GFA’s hasty liquidation.last_img read more

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Customer & Product effective LeoVegas hits H1 2017 heights

first_imgShare Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share The governance of Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator LeoVegas AB has stated that it is confident of hitting its 2017 full-year targets and corporate expectations following a strong H1 period driven by ‘solid organic growth’.The mobile-centric gambling group would post H1 2017 (period ending 30 June) net-gaming revenues of €93 million representing a 55% increase on corresponding 2016’s €60 million.Highlighting product KPIs, LeoVegas governance would note a marked improved performance of in customer retention which saw the number ‘returning depositing customers was 100,020 (2016: 66,917)’. The company further detailed that during the period it was able to implement new customer bonus strategies improving player values.Backed by ongoing growth within its home market of Sweden, LeoVegas would declare an H1 2017 operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 11 million (€1.2 million), which sees the operator reverses its 2016’s losses of SEK 900,000.Looking forward, LeoVegas governance has highlighted growth within the Danish online gambling market, in which it has launched its LeoVegas Sports betting product.The operator is further confident of supporting its strong mobile dynamics, having launched its Android App on Google Play Store this month.Updating investors, LeoVegas AB CEO Gustaf Hagman commented on H1 2017 corporate performance: “More than five years have now passed since we launched the mobile gaming company LeoVegas. The vision we laid out then is more relevant than ever before – that LeoVegas will lead the industry into the mobile future.“LeoVegas has clearly taken the position as the most innovative and mobile-focused company – something we have gained attention for with countless accolades in industry publications and which can be seen in our figures of mobile gaming.” StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Regulatory complexities the main focus for Lords committee

first_img Winning Post: Third time’s the charm for England’s casinos August 17, 2020 Share Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report August 10, 2020 Share Related Articles The Select Committee reviewing the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ has adjourned to asses the complexities facing the sector’s diverse stakeholders, as well as carry out an assessment of the 2005 Gambling Act. The discussion, led by chairman of the Gambling Review Body Sir Alan Budd and Dan Waugh, Partner at Regulus Partners, has focused largely on the challenges associated with developing effective gambling policies, operator responsibility with regards to problem gambling treatments, and the potential impact that the gambling industry may have on those under the age of 18. Sir Budd, who oversaw the development of the Gambling Review Report in 2001, explained that gambling regulation should act as a protective measure: “Regulation should be used not only to prevent criminal activity but also to protect the most vulnerable,” he said. “That was the main objectives of our proposals [in the 2001 Report].“The control and regulation of gambling should include the desire to minimise the risks associated with problem gambling, but to get rid of problem gambling is probably an impossible task.”Comparisons between the gambling industry and the alcohol and tobacco industries were drawn when considering where the onus lies in treating industry-associated harms, with Budd arguing that there are currently insufficient resources allocated towards the treatment of problem gambling.He added: “The current provision of funding and NHS time for problem gambling is insufficient. Whether it becomes sufficient following the latest published report and because of larger contributions from the gambling industry, I don’t know. However, there is difficulty in answering the question of just how much money should be allocated towards treatment.”The committee also attributed a failure to carry out consistent reviews of the industry to be the main reason as to why there was a lack of critical evidence relating to the overall social and economic impact of the gambling industry.Waugh explained that due to the narrow scope of triennial reviews, one of which took three years to complete, it has been unclear what the overall impact of gaming has been on the vulnerable and young adults.  Betting leadership is reminded that the Select Committee will close its submission for evidence on its social and economic impacts inquiry this Friday 6 August.last_img read more

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