Drilon pushes extension of Luzon-wide ECQ

first_imgThe Ilonggo lawmaker said in a statementover the weekend that the extension of the ECQ is just needed in order to get aclearer and more accurate assessment of the situation. “We have sacrificed so much toprevent a further spread of the COVID-19 and a total collapse of our healthsystem. It will be a total waste if we lift prematurely the enhanced communityquarantine,” Drilon said. The Philippines has recorded 3,094coronavirus cases, based on Department of Health’s data of Saturday afternoon,including 144 fatalities and 57 recoveries./PN The Vice President also stressed theimportance of enforcing a maximum tolerance following Duterte’s earlier orderto shoot troublemakers dead if policemen’s lives were on the line. MANILA – Opposition senator FranklinDrilon is pushing to extend the ongoing 30-day enhanced community quarantine(ECQ) in Luzon to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). “Sang-ayonako dahil ‘yung nakikita nating projections. Pero crucial para mag-cooperate angmga tao, crucial na naiintindihannila kung bakit kailangan gawin,” she said in an interview with ABS CBNNews Channel. “When more than 100 million livesare at stake, any amount of delay in government response is a mortal sin andunforgivable,” Drilon said. “Kawawanaman po ang 18 milyongpinakamahihirap na Filipino. They are the most affected by this lockdown.” According to Drilon, the government mustbe able to move fast and decisively in order to prevent the scarcity of food,feed around 18 million poorest of the poor, assist those who lost livelihood,and take care of the depleting health workforce during the extension. “Okayna maging istrikto sa enforcement, perokailangan humane pa rin angtreatment sa tao,” she said. Secretary Carlito Galvez has said onSaturday that, if ever the enhanced community quarantine being implemented as ameasure to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 is extended, it may possiblyonly be for a maximum of 15 days. “Kunghindi nila naiintindihan bakit kailangan gawin, ‘yung resistance nandyan… Information at pag-asikaso ng pangangailangan nila aynapakahalaga,” the Vice President added. Vice President Leni Robredo alsoexpressed her support on the possible extension of enhanced communityquarantine as she stressed the need for government to make the peopleunderstand such measure and to fast track assistance. “We are only beginning to see thedata. I see some data that shows it is effective, but it is too early to tell.An extra two weeks would help,” added the Senate Minority Leader.last_img read more

Indiana Girls Basketball Semi-States Results

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Lady Bulldogs Blank Lady Lions

first_imgThe Batesville High School tennis team posted a 5-0 victory at Rushville.The Lady Bulldogs gave up only six games over the five matches.Sophie Brown led the way at No. 1 singles with a 6-0 and 6-0 win against Kaitlyn Miller. Kate Poltrack and Jenna Ertel were winners at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Poltrack defeated Skye Herbert 6-0 and 6-1, while Ertel was a 6-0 and 6-0 winner against Alexis Fenimore.The No. 1 doubles team of Corinne Stone and Betsy Harmeyer beat Olivia Yager and Lexey Yager 6-1 and 6-1. Maggie Walsman and Kayla Stone teamed up to defeat Katie Gamrat and Claire Fields at No. 2 by the scores 6-0 and 6-3.Caroline Kellerman was a 8-0 winners in junior varsity singles play, while Vivian Shroder and Carly Fitzpatrick team up to win in doubles.Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Police Blotter 07-17-2020

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McIlroy remains in control

first_img McIlroy had some frustrating near misses with putter in hand but he told pgatour.com: “I’m happy to maintain the lead I had, to extend it by a shot and shoot under par. “It was tricky conditions, the wind was stronger than it has been all week. I think anything under par, especially if you were in the last few groups, was a good score.” McIlroy was not quite at his best, missing a couple of short putts and also requiring a drop at the seventh when he escaped with a bogey which could have been much worse. He also suffered some misfortune, though, with excellent putts at 17 and 18 which just did not drop. “If I can just keep hitting the fairways and hitting the greens sooner or later they’re going to drop for me,” he said. Of his final round, he added: “More of the same. I’m two ahead. This course is all about putting your ball in play, trying not to make mistakes, picking up birdies when you can. “If you can limit the damage as much as possible I think that’s the key, especially when conditions are like this.” Henley’s round was highlighted by an eagle at the 14th, when he holed from 150 yards. Press Association Former world number one Rory McIlroy moved to within touching distance of his first PGA Tour title since 2012 as his third-round 69 sent him into the final day of the Honda Classic with a two-shot lead. Knox, meanwhile, carded birdies at 16 and 17 to boost his chances on the final day. “I would have taken 68 before I teed off. It was windy, it was tough out there,” he said. “I’m thrilled. “Hopefully I can do the same tomorrow. I feel great out there. I look forward to my chance. You never know.” Tiger Woods produced a 65 in calmer conditions earlier in the day to shoot up the leaderboard at five under, but Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge, second overnight, had a nightmare day with a 76 that dropped him down to a share of 24th. The Northern Irishman had his least convincing round of the week at Palm Beach, mixing four birdies with three bogeys – although he was unlucky not to pick up another couple of shots with putts that went close – but his performance was enough to put him 12 under, two clear of American Russell Henley. Scotland’s Russell Knox was third on nine under after matching Henley’s 68, with Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas one back in fourth, while another Briton, Luke Donald, was among four men sharing fifth on seven under. last_img read more

Unbeaten Pepsi Hikers and Pizza Hut GCC storm into GTT hockey finals

first_imgTHE Pepsi Hikers produced their second largest margin of victory over Team 2020 with a 9-1 thumping of their inexperienced opponents on Saturday in the first of the two men’s first division semi-finals in the GTT National Indoor Hockey championship. In the other men’s first division semi-final, Bounty GCC managed to turn the tables on Old Fort and delivered a 3-2 victory when it counted most. Pizza Hut GCC and Woodpecker Hikers predictably outclassed their competition to set up an exciting ladies final while the GCC Pitbulls and Old Fort Supersonics will square off in a repeat of their pool round clash which ended 2-2.The Vintage go into the vets final heavily favoured against the Hikers.Coming off a 12-2 score line between the same teams earlier in the pool, the Pepsi Hikers continued their masterful form shown throughout the competition with yet another hockey clinic against semi-finalists Team 2020.Hikers Captain Robert France was unstoppable as he scored a match-leading hat-trick in his team’s 9-1 victorious final score. Tournament’s leading goalscorer Aroydy Branford added a double while Randy Hope, Jamarj Assanah, Andrew Stewart and Devin Munroe each found their moment of fame and a place on the score sheet. Steffon Simmons was the lone goalscorer for Team 2020.Old Fort and Bounty GCC played to an exciting and close battle in the pool round which saw Old Fort hang on to a one-goal lead and a 4-3 victory in the end. The teams were to face off in the semi-final last evening in a must-win match for a place in the finals against the mighty Hikers.This time it was GCC who found favour with lady luck as not much separated the two sides. A well-executed combination of passes finished with a Mark Sargeant goal which put the Bourda side up in the 12th minute. Kevin Spencer then added to Bounty’s lead in the opening minutes of the second half.Old Fort captain Jason DeSantos would twice pull his team back within one but a third goal by Devin Hooper left GCC with the one goal edge at the final whistle.The Pizza Hut GCC never looked troubled as they crushed the Old Fort Ladybugs by 5-0. After an Aliyah Gordon penalty corner goal in just the second minute, a Marzana Fiedtkou double and goals by Gabriella Xavier and Trisha Woodroffe put the game well beyond the reach of the Ladybugs as GCC continued their unbeaten run in the finals.The Woodpecker Hikers seemed stunned for a moment in the second women’s semi-final as new-comer Sarah Klautky converted on a well-placed pass to give Spartans the lead in the 10th minute of play. The Hikers would enjoy the greater possession and levelled the score just before the half through striker Nicole Eastman.Hiker’s Charlyn Elliot gave her side their first lead in the 26th minute but a second Spartan debutante, Madison Fernandes, managed an equalizer two minutes later.Rushell Matthius and Nicole Eastman secured the game in the final minutes for a well-deserved Hikers victory by a 4-2 margin.The GCC Pitbulls outclassed the Saint Stanislaus College by 6-2 in the first men’s second division semi-final with a Daniel Hooper hatrick being the highlight of the match. The GCC victory set up an exciting final as Old Fort put away Saints by a 3-1 margin in the second semi-final.The two teams played to a 2-2 draw in the pool round and the final is too close to call. Veteran side the GCC Vintage made light work of all their opponents so far in the over-35 division and return for the final against the Hickers who have pulled off surprise victories in the past when least expected.The finals were scheduled to be contested last evening at the National Gymnasium,starting from17.00hrs.last_img read more

Cricket News Family Time In BCCI – This Former MCA President Highlights How Lodha Reforms Have ‘Fallen Flat’

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: The basic tenet of Justice RM Lodha panel’s constitutional reforms for Indian cricket has fallen flat after most of state units are being controlled by family members of disqualified office-bearers, feels former Maharashtra Cricket Association president member Abhay Apte.  Former BCCI president N Srinivasan will continue to rule Tamil Nadu cricket through his daughter Rupa. Niranjan Shah’s son Jaydev is Saurashtra unit’s secretary, Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun is HPCA supremo, tainted and jailed Ashirbad Behera’s son Sanjay is new secretary of Odisha CA. Not to forget Baroda where Chirayu Amin’s son Pranav is the new president and in Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot’s son Keshav is taking over.     “Yes, we have finally understood what precisely were  the reforms suggested by Hon Justice Lodha Committee,” Apte, who was a prominent member of BCCI legal committee, told PTI on Wednesday. Apte, a lawyer by profession, who was also a member of the BCCI’s legal committee, sarcastically said that he has now “understood” what Lodha Panel’s basic tenet of “no concentration of power and no multiple terms” meant. “No concentration of power and no multiple terms. Yes, we have now understood  that. It means that the same person in the family cannot keep the control of an association in his hands for ever. No way. He has to give it to the other member of his family . May be his son, daughter, brother etc etc,” Apte’s sarcasm was sharp.  Also Read | Maharashtra Cricket Association adopts Lodha panel reformsConflict of Interest was always about perception more than legality as the trend of state unit elections or rather selections indicate. “And it’s perfectly fine and legal. All are happy. No concentration of power and no multiple terms and of course no conflict!”Also Read | BCCI partially adopts Lodha panel reforms; count out age gap, tenure and 3 other key points He made a tongue in cheek remark about a possible “next set of reforms” for Indian cricket.  “May be in the next set of reforms the exact succession can also be laid down . Like Indian succession act we can have one for Indian cricket.”  In fact, what amuses Apte is the fact that it’s the cricketers only, who have bore the maximum brunt of these ‘Conflict of Interest’ charges. The great cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, who served Indian cricket with distinction but are facing alleged conflict charges (of course there are rules for that) should quickly learn from this. After all the  rules must be followed.last_img read more

Girls Mustangs put scare into South Jefferson in sectional semifinals

first_imgSomehow, Marcellus had gone on a 16-1 run in a span of five minutes to pull even, and one more defensive stop might have produced a landmark victory.Instead, South Jefferson’s Jackie Piddock hit a basket, was fouled and made the ensuing free throw. Then Piddock put the game away by sinking six consecutive foul shots in the closing seconds, giving her 24 points overall, which negated late baskets by Durand and Sarah Fallon.Everyone had a part in the Mustangs’ valiant performance. Wynne led a well-balanced attack with 12 points, while Durand had nine points. Mei LaMarre got eight points as Fallon and Katie MacLachlan had seven points apiece. Emma MacLachlan had five points and Shannon Kellar got four points.Before all this, Marcellus trailed no. 6 seed Syracuse Academy of Science in last Tuesday’s sectional Class B quarterfinal, but with another all-out attack in the fourth quarter it rescued the game and beat the Atoms 66-63.Much like its first sectional game Feb. 22 when it had to rally late to upend no. 14 seed Central Valley Academy 54-47, Marcellus had all kinds of stress against an SAS side who lost 67-53 to the Mustangs in early December, but entered the night sporting a 10-game win streak and no. 13 state Class B ranking.Neither team could produce that much in the first half, but the Atoms inched in front, 25-22, by the break and then extended that margin in the third quarter, led by Alexius Pierce, who finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.Entering the final period, the Mustangs trailed 43-35, but its relentless pressure took a toll on SAS, leading to turnovers and a string of baskets that, by the final minute, had Marcellus out in front.The comeback was led by Durand, whose 20 points included four 3-pointers as Katie MacLachlan converted three times from long range on her way to 14 points.Inside, Fallon produced 17 points and Emma MacLachlan had six points as Pierce got support from Xyel Bradford (14 points) and Freey Pleasants (13 points) for the Atoms.Now Marcellus watched as Westhill, the no. 10 seed, met up with South Jefferson in yet another post-season clash between these two long-time powers.Having nearly won their head-to-head meeting on Dec. 28, the Warriors started well – but watched the Spartans dominate the game’s middle stages and prevail by a 60-42 margin.With memories of that earlier 55-53 loss spurring it on, Westhill got key baskets early from the likes of Jenna Larrabee and Catherine Dadey and led 12-11 through one period.South Jefferson then took over on both ends. Defensively, the Spartans’ size and aggressive nature frustrated Larrabee, and few of her teammates got open looks, either.Meanwhile, on the other end South Jefferson kept scoring at will during a 43-17 rush through the second and third quarters, led by Abby Piddock (20 points) and Jackie Piddock (19 points) as Emma Schafer got 11 rebounds.Unable to recover from this long Spartans run, the Warriors saw Larrabee finish with 15 points and Dadey 13 points as Mary Gibson added eight points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: girls basketballMarcellus Something incredible took place Sunday at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, and the Marcellus girls basketball team was largely responsible for it.Forget that the Mustangs’ season ended in a pulse-pounding 56-52 defeat to defending champion South Jefferson in the Section III Class B semifinals.The mere fact that it was so close was a tribute to a resilient Marcellus squad that simply would not accept defeat.center_img After scoring the game’s first nine points, little had gone right for the Mustangs as the Spartans gradually took control, eventually building a 46-29 advantage by the end of the third quarter.With less than six minutes left, it was still 46-31, but anyone who thought this was done did not wear Mustangs colors.Sam Wynne’s 3-pointer helped spark a furious Marcellus comeback. Emma MacLachlan cut the margin to four, Wynne’s basket made it two and, when Hannah Durand sank a pair of free throws with 1:05 left in regulation, it was 47-47.last_img read more