Gunmen shoot Tubungan cop to death

first_imgPaurillo was waiting for intelligence operatives of the Tubungan police station to plan the arrest of a wanted person in Barangay Teniente Benito. Paurillo was assigned at the Tubungan police station and on detached service with the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO). Colleagues found him bloodied on the kitchen floor. The gunmen claimed they were NPA rebels. Three of them were wearing facemasks. It happened at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Police Lieutenant Jose Romel Samson, Tubungan police chief. Spent bullet shells of a .45 pistol and .9MM pistol were recovered from the crime scene. “He was a good officer,” said Samson. Pamuspusan appealed to the people of Tubungan who have knowledge of the incident to cooperate in the investigation. He assured them of protection. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN) “Let us continue to unite and stand against terrorism in Western Visayas so that these ruthless criminals would finally meet their end,” said Pamuspusan. Samson said Paurillo appeared to be the lone target; the gunmen spared Talamillo. Samson said Paurillo was talking to Talamillo when armed men suddenly barged in, then two of them shot the police officer several times.center_img Forty-two-year-old Police Master Sergeant Arnel Paurillo, a resident of Guimbal town, was at the house of civilian friend Rodolfo Talamillo when attacked. Paurillo entered the police service on Sept. 30, 2004. Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, Police Regional Office 6 director, condemned Paurillo’s killing. He ordered an investigation to identify and arrest the suspects. According to the rural health physician of Tubungan, Dr. Antonio Recodo, Paurillo died instantly. ILOILO – Four gunmen who introduced themselves as members of the New People’s Army (NPA) peppered with bullets a policeman in Tubungan town. Why was Police Master Sergeant Arnel Paurillo of the Tubungan, Iloilo police station killed on June 15, 2020? The Police Regional Office 6 has ordered an investigation. PNA PHOTO Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, IPPO director, said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Master Sergeant Paurillo in the course of fulfilling his duty to enforce the law and fight criminality.”last_img read more

Martinez calls for loan reforms

first_img ”In my eyes when you reach an agreement for a player to go – whether a loan or permanent transfer – he should be allowed to play,” he said. ”It is a decision you make in a window and I don’t see it as a healthy way to treat a loan player in not letting him play against his parent club. ”If you make the decision to allow a player to go it is because, that season for whatever reason, everyone is happy to see him at another club. ”I think the fairest way is to see what we see in European competition and see a player fully focused for the team he is at and at the end of the season it is a matter of reassessing the situation. ”The loan (system) has a real need in the modern game. It is a very interesting debate and should be something that needs to be looked at. ”Clearly we shouldn’t have two different rules in two different competitions – I think domestic rules should be the same as the European laws in that respect.” On-loan midfielder Gareth Barry is unavailable against parent club Manchester City on Saturday yet Atletico Madrid were able to play goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in their successful Champions League semi-final against Chelsea, despite the Belgian technically belonging to the Stamford Bridge side. Martinez, who has come in for criticism this season for utilising the loan system to bring in Barry, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu and Monaco’s Lacina Traore, believes that is an anomaly which needs rectifying. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has called for a change in Premier League loan rules to bring them into line with European regulations. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Copa America postponed until summer of 2021: CONMEBOL

first_imgBuenos Aires: The Copa America, South America’s regional international football competition, was on Tuesday postponed until the summer of 2021, said CONMEBOL. “After a detailed analysis of the situation regarding the world and regional evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and of the recommendations made by international organizations in the field of public health to take extreme precautions, CONMEBOL announces the postponement of the 47th edition of the CONMEBOL Copa Am�rica to the dates of June 11 to July 11, 2021,” a statement on the official CONMEBOL website said.”The Confederation, with its President Alejandro Dom�nguez in charge, along with the 10 presidents of the different Member Associations, considers that an event of this magnitude deserves that all the attention and effort be focused on its organization — A priority that is now in the background to protect the health and safety of the national teams, fans, the media and host cities,” it said. IANSAlso Read: Argentina to play Chile in Copa America opener Also Watch: Cruise ship tourists in quarantine at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat were released todaylast_img read more

T20I three-match series between Australia, West Indies postponed

first_imgMELBOURNE: Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced the postponement of the proposed three-match T20I series against West Indies scheduled for the first week of October.The T20I series, with games scheduled to be played at Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9 respectively, was to serve as a tune-up before this year’s T20 World Cup which has now been postponed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Together with Cricket West Indies, we have agreed to postpone the Twenty20 series originally scheduled for Queensland in October,” Cricket Australia said in a statement on their official Twitter handle. IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Sec. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispurlast_img

Cal, Stanford meet in Pac-12 tourney

first_imgCal, Stanford meet in Pac-12 tourney March 10, 2020 Associated Press STEPPING UP: Stanford’s Oscar da Silva has averaged 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds while Tyrell Terry has put up 14.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. For the Golden Bears, Matt Bradley has averaged 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while Grant Anticevich has put up 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds.MIGHTY MATT: Bradley has connected on 38.6 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 27 over his last five games. He’s also made 86.6 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 68: Stanford is 0-9 this year when it allows 68 points or more and 20-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 68.PERFECT WHEN: Cal is a perfect 10-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41 percent or less. The Golden Bears are 3-18 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Stanford defense has allowed only 62.5 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Cardinal 16th among Division I teams. The Cal offense has averaged 63.2 points through 31 games (ranked 298th, nationally).___center_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 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Cal (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 7 seed Stanford (20-11, 9-9)Pac-12 Conference Tournament First Round, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Cal and Stanford are prepared to face off in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Jan. 26, when the Golden Bears created 15 Stanford turnovers and turned the ball over just seven times en route to a two-point victory.last_img read more

With past in mind, Marrone preps SU for South Florida

first_img Published on October 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Delving into his weekly pregame routine, Doug Marrone began analyzing SU’s numbers against South Florida over the past five years. A few numbers stood out. USF’s additional 163 yards on the ground and 209 yards of total offense per game, offensively. The 3.4 more sacks and the difference of 24.2 points per game for the Bulls, culminating in a 5-0 record against the Orange. As Marrone began rambling off those numbers, the sheer dominance of SU’s five-year series with the Bulls came to light. It’s what Marrone argues has been SU’s most devastating opponent over the past five years. ‘Everyone understands that since South Florida has joined the Big East, you could argue that they pretty much have dominated us,’ Marrone said Monday at his weekly press conference. ‘They’ve got a new coach in Coach (Skip) Holtz, who is coming off back-to-back Conference USA championships, so he knows how to win, knows how to get his team ready to go.’ Despite some new faces at South Florida, both on the field and on the sidelines, Marrone still sees this year’s USF squad as one capable of dominance. Still, as Syracuse travels to Tampa, Fla., to take on the Bulls Saturday (noon, Big East Network), Marrone and the Orange will make the necessary preparations to collect a win in their Big East opener. At Monday’s press conference, Marrone said he planned to enlighten his players of the recent history of SU’s series with the Bulls. But the reality is, as Marrone said, ‘they know what has gone on here, probably better than I have. We have players who have been here since 2005.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Some of them may even remember the 27-0 beatdown the Bulls put on the Orange at the Carrier Dome in 2005. Or the 45-13 walloping SU took down in Tampa during its last trip to Raymond James Stadium in 2008. Regardless, Marrone plans to make sure those memories stir up some emotion this week. Marrone said his squad resumed practicing and his staff began reviewing film Thursday, Friday and Saturday during its bye week. Through USF’s first four games, Marrone still sees that dominance as present as ever. ‘I look at a team that has been to four straight bowl games and a team that knows how to win,’ Marrone said. ‘Then you go ahead and implement a coach that has won (conference) championships, and it’s a pretty good recipe for success.’ Added Marrone: ‘I do see them, and it’s not any disrespect to their coaches last year, but they are running to the football, and they are technically doing a lot of good things.’ And coming off a bye week in which SU was able to heal from some of its ‘nicks and bruises,’ a road trip against South Florida could be the toughest test of the season for the Orange. The Bulls outscored their opponents 114-29 in their three wins, with its only loss coming at then-No. 8 Florida. The Bulls also sit in the top five in the conference in total defense (third), scoring defense (fourth) and scoring offense (third). And to Marrone, USF is only getting better each week. ‘Probably, from their standpoint, they’re coming off probably their most complete game against Florida Atlantic,’ Marrone said. ‘They played well on offense, defense and special teams. They’re playing better than they did a year ago.’ As the Orange prepares for what could be its most daunting task of the season to date, the sheer dominance of the Bulls in recent years puts SU in a similar situation during its trip to Seattle to face Washington. For just the second time this season, the Orange isn’t the favorite. And based upon that recent history, it could be an uphill battle. Not exactly Akron, Maine and Colgate. ‘We’re faced with a great challenge going down there, and it’s one we’re looking forward to,’ Marrone said. ‘We know we’ve got a tough road going down there to South Florida.’ Smith out for season Freshman running back Jerome Smith will miss the remainder of the season after suffering an injury to his left shoulder, according to a press release issued by the Syracuse athletic department. The injury was sustained on Oct. 1, and an MRI performed on Monday revealed an injury to the shoulder joint that will require surgery. Smith, a native of Bear, Del., contributed primarily on special teams in the Orange’s two most recent games against Maine and Colgate. He is one of 15 freshmen who have seen playing time for SU this season. aljohn@syr.edulast_img read more

Virginia Tech coach Johnson says Smith, Barksdale, Wood questionable for Syracuse game

first_imgVirginia Tech guard Adam Smith and forwards C.J. Barksdale and Marshall Wood are questionable for the team’s game against Syracuse on Tuesday at 9 p.m., Hokies head coach James Johnson said Monday on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference.Smith, a redshirt sophomore, is still being hampered by a calf injury that’s held him to 10 games this season. Johnson said Smith has been limited to just shooting drills in practice. If he can’t play, the Hokies will be without their second leading scorer at 13.1 points per game. Smith also shoots 42 percent from 3-point range.Barksdale, a junior, is working through ankle and knee injuries. After starting 30 of his 31 games last season, he has yet to find a rhythm this year. Barksdale was suspended for Virginia Tech’s first three games of the season due to a violation of team rules, and is averaging 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in nine games this season. Johnson said Barksdale has missed the team’s last three practices and is also suffering from the flu.Wood, a sophomore, also has the flu. He’s averaging 6.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20.5 minutes as one of only four Hokies players to see action in all of the team’s 13 games this season.Entering Tuesday’s game against Syracuse, Virginia Tech has already had more players miss games to injury than any other ACC team, so a shorthanded roster against the Orange would be nothing new.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Johnson: “I’m not sure what this team is capable of. We haven’t had everybody together yet.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

University to reword free speech code for clarity

first_imgThe change in speech policy moved USC from the “yellow light rating” to the “red light rating” on the FIRE website, labeling USC with the harshest rating a university can receive for its speech regulations. Beltz said that USC’s policy change was a clear and substantial restriction of speech protected under the First Amendment. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a nonprofit organization that campaigns for freedom of speech at colleges, denounced USC’s most recent change to its speech code in early January. “The University of Southern California strongly supports the free speech rights of our students,” Carry wrote in his response letter to FIRE. “And this extends to campus demonstrations.” “[We are going] to clarify the wording in the upcoming 2019-20 version of the policy,” the University said in a statement to the Daily Trojan. “Students will not be required to provide two-week notice of their intent to hold demonstrations.” “It stops students from having quick response times,” said Mac Whitaker, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. “USC these days is full of scandal, and any time something happens, you have to register two weeks in advance — that’s gonna really kill anyone’s interest in it.” Since FIRE released its statement, USC has planned to clarify the wording of the policy from “required” to “recommended.” Beltz said the policy change may have affected free speech and student expression on campus. “College should be a marketplace of ideas where students go to learn,” said Laura Beltz, a FIRE senior program officer for policy reform. “A big part of that is through expressive activities on campus -— it’s really important that students aren’t discouraged from expressing themselves.” “[It] really makes what we’re saying worthless if we can’t respond immediately,” Whitaker said. In response to the FIRE article, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry said the two-week notice was intended to avoid potential conflicts from planning, such as adequate staffing, safety and booking of popular outdoor areas. For some students who have coordinated and participated in demonstrations and protests, the regulation feels overly restrictive. Whitaker participated in the protest that emerged in response to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro ‘s visit to campus last October. While the current policy requires students to register protests and demonstrations two weeks in advance, USC plans to change the policy’s wording to not require students provide advance notice of their protests. However, even without the requirement, the policy strongly encourages students to register their demonstrations beforehand. “[Students would] be discouraged from getting out there and conducting that expressive activity in the first place,” Beltz said. “The University gets to do reasonable time, place and manner restrictions … the question is, is a two-week registration a reasonable time, place and manner restriction?” said Michael Overing, an Annenberg adjunct professor who specializes in censorship and First Amendment issues. “It seems like the use of two weeks [would] be used to suppress speech.” The new regulation, which was implemented last summer, required students to register their protest or demonstration two weeks in advance. FIRE noticed the change while updating their database of free speech policies from over 450 colleges and universities for 2019. “As you know, USC’s Policy on Free Speech strongly states that ‘free inquiry and expression are encouraged and celebrated,’” the University said in a statement. “We do not intend to go back on our pledge to support our students’ rights to free expression.” The policy’s current wording does not differentiate between demonstrations, meaning smaller protests would also fall under the regulation. last_img read more

USC men’s basketball rebounds with dominant win over Washington State

first_imgUSC played some of its finest basketball on both ends of the floor as it came away with a blowout 87-64 victory over Washington State Wednesday night at the Galen Center in a bounceback game for the Trojans after a devastating loss to Arizona State on Sunday.After opening the game on a 22-7 run that was capped with a 3-point field goal from freshman guard Jonah Mathews, USC did not take its foot off the gas pedal offensively for the remainder of the contest.With its 25-point rout of the Cougars, the Trojans were able to put an end to a brutal four-game losing streak that had spanned the past two weeks. Wednesday night’s victory over Washington State was also USC’s 22nd win of the regular season. It’s the first 22-win season since 2009.“We played really well on both ends of the ball. We were able to get deflections and that led to buckets and good passing in transition,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “It’s been nice to see our team begin to shoot the ball better over the past couple of games now.”Battling to the top · Junior guard Elijah Stewart powers through two defenders to take a shot in the paint against Washington State in the Galen Center. Stewart and the Trojans overwhelmed the Cougars to win 87-64 – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanUSC opened the game by hitting five of its first eight shots from beyond the 3-point arc. Overall, the Trojans finished Wednesday night shooting 35-for-66 from the floor (53 percent).Junior guard Jordan McLaughlin brought arguably his finest performance of the regular season thus far, finishing the game with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, a rebound shy of his first career triple-double.“We tried to focus all week on playing good defense, and we were able to lock down tonight,” McLaughlin said. “We did a good job of sticking to the game plan.”The Trojans were able to find favorable shot selection all night due to their ability to make the extra pass for the easy bucket. USC finished the game with 25 assists.McLaughlin contributed to the Trojans’ fast start offensively, as he hit his first three 3-point shot attempts of the game.The Trojans’ largest lead of the game came after a jumper from junior guard Elijah Stewart put the Trojans ahead 70-42 with 12:29 remaining in the game.Sophomore forward Chimezie Metu put pressure down low for the Trojans, finishing the game with 15 points (6-of-12 shooting), nine rebounds and three blocks defensively.As a unit, the Trojans were able to put on a strong defensive effort as they finished the game with nine steals and seven blocks.“It was definitely one of our top [performances in] games played this season,” McLaughlin said. “As far as our team having a sense of urgency, we knew that we really needed to focus for tonight’s game.”USC’s ability to capitalize upon Washington State’s offensive miscues in the first half helped the Trojans develop their large halftime lead. USC scored 17 points off of the Cougars 11 first-half turnovers.The Trojans committed only two turnovers offensively in the entire first half.USC’s combination of scrappy defense, efficient offense and solid transitional play helped them develop a comfortable 48-28 lead at the half.The Trojans kept the pressure on Washington State offensively to finish the game, as they shot 17-for-30 (56.7 percent) from the floor in the second half.USC will look to keep its hot shooting going as it concludes its regular season at home this Saturday with a contest against visiting Washington. With Pac-12 Tournament play and NCAA Selection Sunday all transpiring within the next two weeks, USC will attempt to use Saturday’s contest against the Huskies as a springboard into postseason play.“I told the guys that we are playing a two-game season right now,” Enfield said. “We won the first game and now we have a one-game season to be played Saturday. We’ve had by far the toughest schedule in the Pac-12. We’ve played the top-three teams twice, so it’s definitely nice to have our last two games being played at home.”last_img read more