Buy-bust nets 3 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgThree sachets of suspected shabuvalued around P1,500 were seized from 43-year-old resident Nico Medes Lima, apolice report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Isabela municipal police station, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Lima was nabbed after he soldsuspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 10 a.m. on Sunday,the report added.  Police impounded hismotorcycle, too.center_img BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 5, Isabela, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

MBB : John: You always know what you’re getting with Boeheim

first_img Comments Jim Boeheim had every intention of commenting on what he believed were personal attacks on his recent track record as a head coach. To him, a line had been crossed. And he wasn’t about to just let it go.It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the job or in your 35th year as the head coach at a basketball powerhouse. It’s almost impossible to keep your cool when you become the target of public criticism.That’s why it’s hard to fault Boeheim for taking issue with a graphic and an accompanied story in The Post-Standard when he stepped to the podium Monday after Syracuse’s 63-52 win over West Virginia.The graphic and story, which ran Saturday, pointed out Boeheim’s six (now seven) consecutive losses against Rick Pitino.Boeheim took issue with the fact that the graphic only showed Pitino’s 6-1 record against the Orange during his time at Louisville. It neglected to show that Boeheim has had his fair share of success against Pitino, with a 6-3 record, before Pitino took over at UL.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd after looking at the graphic, it’s understandable why Boeheim would be upset.Yet at the same time, Boeheim doesn’t exactly have an exemplary track record when it comes to making personal attacks of his own. Over the years, it’s no secret Boeheim has had his fair share of run-ins with the media. Most of the time, he is simply coming to the defense of his team or his own reputation.But on Dec. 4 following a Syracuse win over North Carolina State inside the Carrier Dome, what could have been a simple ‘next question’ became a five-minute reproach. And it became personal.During the postgame press conference, I asked Boeheim about Scoop Jardine’s shot selection. It was a question he had already addressed in part. I tried to prod for more specifics, and Boeheim wasn’t having that.‘Didn’t I just answer that question?’ Boeheim replied.Instead of it ending there, though, Boeheim came back to it after another reporter began to ask a question.‘Do you guys pass any classes?’ Boeheim said. ‘Seriously. I don’t know. Listen. You’re worse than my kids.’Fair or not, there is a strain between coaches and the media. And often times, though usually unintentional, someone crosses the line and makes it personal.Although I never really considered it to be a big deal, I still get asked about that incident occasionally. I think it’s because a lot of people who were there at the press conference thought those remarks were a bit personal. And it was far from an isolated incident for Boeheim.Some feel that line was crossed again when Boeheim came after two reporters from The Post-Standard because of the story and graphic. To him, it’s not a big deal. He was just defending himself against what he believed to be unfair criticism.On Thursday, Boeheim maintained his statements are never meant to be personal.‘There’s nothing personal about anything I’ve ever said,’ Boeheim said in a phone interview. ‘I don’t talk about somebody’s personal life. It’s business. It’s not personal. Personal is when you attack somebody’s character or what they do off the court or off their job. That’s personal. Their integrity, their honesty or whatever.‘But everybody has their own opinion, and I’ve had my say, and it’s over. It’s no big deal. People are making some big deal about it. It’s not.’It’s interesting to note that despite Syracuse’s win over West Virginia, which gave the Orange its 21st victory of the season, the conflict came with four games remaining in the regular season and a NCAA Tournament bid awaiting.‘We’ve got four games left and have won 21 games, but the season is over with in some people’s minds,’ Boeheim said Monday. ‘It never ceases to amaze me.’The reality is Syracuse is just one game out of third place in the best league in the country with four games left to play.It doesn’t matter if you cover the team or simply watched some games this season. It’s difficult to deny Boeheim’s squad has shown flashes this season, despite a recent 3-6 stretch. This is the same team that won 18 in a row.And whether he’s making wise cracks or busting on you for asking a stupid question in the postgame press conference, you know what you’re getting from him.That’s Jim Boeheim.Like a lot of us, he sometimes takes things personal, too. If you’re going to criticize his team or his recent record against another coach, make sure it’s fair.And heading into the last four games of the regular season, with a lot still left to play for, it’s time to hold the criticism and wait and see what happens.Andrew L. John is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at aljohn@syr.edu. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 17, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey offensive improvement fuels late season push

first_img Published on January 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Junior forward Stephanie Grossi said it was only a matter of time before the results would come. By crashing the net and focusing on rebounds, Syracuse has won four straight to put itself two points away from first place in the conference.“If you’re getting shots on net, you’re doing something right,” Grossi said. “The goals should be coming with the shots. … It’s one of the most frustrating things ever (not scoring on chances) and I think that happens to us a lot. … The little details are going to make a difference in finishing those plays.”Since a 7-2 loss to Cornell on Jan. 10, Syracuse (9-10-5, 8-2-2 College Hockey America) has outscored opponents 15-2. Save the occasional penalty, SU has dominated possession for most of the games and found scoring from a more balanced attack. In the last four games, SU has outshot opponents 142-59, peppering goalies from the blue line in.After scoring only 41 goals in the 20 games before the streak, SU is executing and putting shots on net. It’s now capitalizing on chances that were once missed. The team now sits at 2.3 goals and 27.3 shots per game.Better body positioning has helped. Anticipation on picking shot location rather than just shooting blindly and taking accurate shots has helped Syracuse’s scoring opportunities, too. With a power play that has scored only 13 times in 109 tries, a 11.9 percent clip, SU is sharper on the ice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If you actually look and pick corners and shoot to score, … it can make a big difference,” Laurence Porlier said. “It means we were all over them during the whole game.“You can outshoot a team and still lose.”Future opponent and conference leader Robert Morris (16-2-6, 9-1-2 CHA) visits this weekend. The Colonials give up only 2.2 goals and 27.3 shots per game, so Syracuse will have to keep up its current pace to have a shot at claiming first place in the conference.“It’s psychological, and we’ve really been working on it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said of the team’s goal to stay consistent. “We might have a good first period, a bad second period, good third period … you got to put 120 minutes together (on back-to-backs). It might be 180 to win a championship.” Commentslast_img read more

GFA closes offices over coronavirus fears

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has closed its offices ‘until further notice’ as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has closed its offices until further notice because of Coronavirus concerns.”In their statement on Thursday, a couple of hours after the confirmation of Ghana’s 10th and 11th cases of the disease, the GFA urged the clubs and Regional Football Associations to “use the online systems of the GFA (email, Registration System – FIFA Connect) to communicate with the Secretariat until the offices reopen.”Football activities in the country have come to a standstill on the President’s orders after the confirmation of a number of cases of the disease in the last week.Prior to the President’s directive, the GFA had attempted to keep local football going, even though the country had already recorded positive tests.Over the weekend, seven of nine matches were played in Week 15 of the Ghana Premier League.However, the GPL and the other leagues have since been suspended for a month.The GFA added in its statement that it will “continue to engage with the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service on the next steps and inform our staff and stakeholders accordingly of any changes.”“This is part of the precautionary measures being undertaken by the Executive Council of the GFA to curb the spread of the pandemic.”The GFA also ordered clubs who were still organising training sessions for their players to desist immediately.“The GFA is also reminding clubs that are still engaged in training to desist with immediate effect and fully respect the directive from H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo–Addo.”last_img read more

LA Lakers lose lead, fall to Portland Trail Blazers

first_imgPortland coach Terry Stotts had warned of such an effect before the game.“NBA players have a lot of pride,” he said, “and when you get beat that badly, you expect a really good effort the next time.”Wins have been tough for the Lakers to come by in the last four years, but especially against Portland. The Lakers have now lost 11 straight against the Blazers, dating back to March 3, 2014. On a historical note, it is the fourth-longest losing streak by the Lakers against any team. On a rare night that both Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss were both in attendance on the road, a sincere effort was made to put an end to that dubious distinction.Ivica Zubac logged his second double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson added 22 points off the bench.However, the Lakers starting backcourt was no match for the Portland pair of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Those two combined for 48 points, while Jose Calderon was held scoreless and Nick Young scored 15 points, but only eight after the first six minutes of the first quarter. They pulled even at 94 on a 3-pointer by Nick Young with 6:23 remaining in the game, and then Young gave the Lakers the lead 42 seconds later on another 3.It proved to be short-lived, as the Lakers scored just four points the rest of the game, and went meekly home. The Lakers brief lead temporarily answered a challenge set forth by coach Luke Walton over the course of a long plane ride, two practices and a shoot around following Sunday’s loss in Dallas, the largest in Lakers franchise history.“Try to get (in) the mindset of how we need to play going forward,” Walton said. “(I) hope that the guys still aren’t dwelling on it, but hope that they’re still (ticked) off about it. Which is a fine line. We need to come out and play with an edge.”The Lakers led 31-30 after the first quarter and trailed 59-58 at halftime. On a night Bill Walton and the championship Blazers of 1977 were honored, it looked like the Lakers might actually put the brakes on their dismal track record against the Blazers. PORTLAND, Ore. >> The Lakers seem intent on experiencing losing in all of its cruelest forms.After having three days to rebound from a 49-point blowout loss in Dallas, the Lakers wasted a fourth-quarter lead, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers 105-98. Basketball is cruel. Especially to a certain team from Los Angeles.After trailing by as many as 14 points in the third quarter of a game they had trailed by only one at halftime, the Lakers (16-32) crawled back behind 11 quick points from Lou Williams, who scored a game-high 31 points.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more