Police chief arrested in connection with mass murder of family

first_imgAccording to reports, a municipal police chief in Mexico has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the mass murder of a family near the U.S.-Mexican border.Mexican authorities have arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, and authorities believe the murders were due to conflict between local drug cartels battling for control of the area.3 women, and 6 children were killed in Sonora state on November 4th.The arrest comes a month after President Donald Trump said he wanted to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.last_img

Hart Joins West Ham Utd on Loan

first_img“To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I’m really looking forward to the season,” added the player, who will be reunited with former City fullback Pablo Zabaleta at the Hammers.Hart won the Premier League twice with Manchester City, and has been capped 71 times by England, but fell out of favour after Pep Guardiola took over as manager.Although he will not play against City in the league, Hart could face his parent club as soon as Aug 4 in a pre-season friendly match in Iceland.West Ham’s season starts against Manchester United at Old Trafford nine days later.“I’ve obviously left Manchester City on loan this season, but the club as a whole, especially the supporters, have always been fantastic to me,” said Hart. “I’d never change how I feel about that club, as it’ll always be a very special club to me.“It’ll be fun to play against them because I’ll be banned when it comes to the actual season, while I’m sure Manchester United will welcome me with open arms if I get the nod and start the season away at Old Trafford.”Media reports have indicated that City will pay part of Hart’s wages under the deal.West Ham finished last season in 11th place under Croatian manager Slaven Bilic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City, the London club announced on Tuesday.The 30-year-old played for Torino in Italy’s Serie A last season on loan.“It’s important for me to play football, and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome,” he told West Ham TV.last_img read more

Mayor Wayne Messam Declares State of Emergency

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout Florida, Mayor of Miramar, Wayne Messam declared a state of emergency for Miramar over the weekend. Below is his statement to residents of the community:Miramar Residents,As the mayor of our city and in the interest of public safety, I signed a Declaration of State of Emergency for Miramar on Saturday, March 14th.  This action was required to position our city to receive the vital resources and reimbursements for the utilization of assets and needed supplies to keep Miramar as safe as possible as we face the threats of COVID-19.Our city administration has been working very diligently over the past several weeks in preparation of this very action along with the guidance of our federal, state and county peers.I am have been in communication with Governor DeSantis and fellow mayors in Broward County as we pool information and resources as a region.Broward County has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 confirmed cases and with Miramar being the 4th largest city in Broward, I my number one priority is public safety.In an effort to ensure public safety, please take note of the following declarative actions:As a result of my mayoral order along with the City Manager’s authority, effective this week the City of Miramar will·    Suspend senior services until further notice.·    All rentals in City facilities will be canceled or postponed. Patrons will be fully refunded for rental fees for all canceled events.·    Activities at City parks will be cancelled until further notice.·    Parents and caregivers will be required to wait in the lobby of childcare and adult daycare facilities for participants to be brought out to them.·    The Fire Department will be in contact with the State Department of Emergency Management to ensure appropriate coordination and to comply with reimbursement policies required for the State of Florida and the Federal governments.·    The Fire Department has been tasked with the purchase of all applicable tools and equipment for City use for the duration of this State of Emergency.·    All City organized sports activities suspended until further notice.·    Parks will remain open.·    Pools will remain open·    Fitness centers closed.·    PAL and Optimist canceled all activities.The below City of Miramar events will be postponed until further notice:·    Commissioner Yvette Coulborne’s Census 2020 Business Lunch and Community meeting 3/19·    Miramar Family Night, 3/20·    Paw Central Grand Opening 3/21·    Women in Fire-Rescue 2020 Summit 3/28You can be assured your city government is working diligently on behalf of our residents, corporations and city staff. Miramar has a Plan and our mission is Public Safety. Stay tuned and be informed.In Service,Mayor Wayne M. Messamlast_img read more

CHAN qualifiers: Fameyeh believes in Ghana’s chances

first_imgThe local Black Stars team have stepped up with preparations ahead of their trip to Ivory Coast next week for the second leg qualifier against the Ivorians. The team after the first leg which they won 2-1 in Kumasi returned to Obuasi to continue with their preparations. Team coach Maxwell Konadu and his team are expected to leave Obuasi for Accra this coming weekend for their trip to Abidjan. Joel Fameyeh who is the only lower division player in Maxwell Konadu’s team says everything is going well as they prepare for the return leg.“It wasn’t all easy but we have been training for six weeks now. So we are getting to know each other a little bit. Playing with them is gradually becoming a training session, we are not getting scared.”“Our coaches also have been giving us tactics to play, everyone has a role to play on the team.”“We have much experienced players in the team, we are young and new so the experienced ones are really helping us.” Fameyeh scored both goals for Ghana in the first leg victory over the Ivorians.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Dodgers line up rotation for crucial stretch in NL West race

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “Obviously, understanding that every game is very difficult, but when you’re playing a division rival that essentially counts as two games. So to have the guys you want in a particular lineup, that’s what we feel is best.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.What the Dodgers also feel is a sense of urgency. Roberts acknowledged that his team has “dialed it up” over the past week.“I think the focus, tightening things up regardless of opponent – we had to do that,” he said. “I’ve seen that over this past week. We’ve dialed it up a couple notches – which we needed to.“Up and down the lineup, we’ve taken better at-bats. I think that’s how I can sum it up – consistently better focus each at-bat. … Yeah, I think that’s a sense of urgency. It’s no longer a long season. You’re not going to hear those things. We have 30 games left. It’s a sprint and every game matters.”CLOSER CALLFollowing a rough ninth inning in which he gave up two runs Tuesday night, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen vowed to “figure it out.” He has given up seven runs on 10 hits (including four home runs) in four innings since being treated for atrial fibrillation. “I’ll let this whole – whatever you want to call it and put it past me,” he said. “I’ll figure it out.”Jansen will have to figure it out while holding down the high-wire job of closer for a team in the middle of a playoff race. It’s questionable how much patience the Dodgers can afford to have with Jansen.“Can we afford to? I think it’s just more of we expect him to figure it out,” Roberts said. “He and Honey (pitching coach Rick Honeycutt) are working some things out. With a guy like Kenley, the track record has to carry some weight, the trust in the player and the person has to carry some weight. And also you do have to factor in the recency, for sure. But right now, I’m counting on him to figure it out.”PUIG APPEALThe Dodgers are still awaiting a decision on Yasiel Puig’s appeal of his two-game suspension for an incident involving catcher Nick Hundley of the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 14.Puig’s hearing was held by conference call on Tuesday but no decision was made by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre by Wednesday’s game time. Puig started the game in right field.ALSOWith five games left in the Pacific Coast League regular season, left-hander Julio Urias has been transferred from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Urias pitched most recently on Monday, going two innings for the RC Quakes. Urias has had at least four days off between appearances since returning from shoulder surgery.In six appearances (two in the Arizona Summer League, four in the California League), Urias has allowed five runs and eight hits (including three home runs) in 10-1/3 innings while striking out 19 and walking four.UP NEXTDiamondbacks (TBA) at Dodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 6-4, 3.50 ERA), Thursday, 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles ARLINGTON, Texas — Acknowledging the importance of the upcoming stretch to their playoff hopes, the Dodgers have shuffled their starting rotation so their ace, Clayton Kershaw, will face the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies in his next two starts.Kershaw will get an extra day’s rest before starting Saturday’s game at home against the Diamondbacks. That puts him in line to also start the opener of the Dodgers’ series in Colorado next week – also on five days’ rest thanks to an off day before the series.Never a big fan of deviating in his routine, Kershaw has actually made 13 of his 20 starts this season on more than four days’ rest. In those starts, he is 5-2 with a 2.13 ERA (slightly better than his mark on regular rest).“This time of year when you have 30 games left and you have an opportunity to maximize each starter and put them in the best position to have success, it only makes sense,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the shuffle, which will have Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu start the first two games against the Diamondbacks, Kershaw on Saturday and Walker Buehler in the series finale on Sunday. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

LeBron James’ son, ‘Bronny’, headed to Crossroads

first_imgRelated Articles UCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Additional reporting by the Daily News supports the TMZ report. This decision comes after a long summer of speculation on where the NBA superstar’s son would land, one of the schools including Chatsworth’s Sierra Canyon.The decision comes as no surprise, although, many high school fans had Bronny pegged for Sierra Canyon after Gary Payton said the 13-year old was “committed” to play there back in early June.Geographically it makes sense, although Brentwood High – which was one of three realistic choices – is closer, the James family resides in Brentwood, where LeBron James Sr. owns two houses in the same neighborhood.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Most of the speculation about Bronny going to Sierra Canyon came from the NBA bloodline connection that logistically just didn’t make sense. Yes, Kenyon Martin and Scottie Pippen’s sons play for Sierra Canyon, but by the time Bronny enters high school KJ Martin and Scotty Pippen will be freshmen in college – playing together was never realistic. CIF Southern Section received PPP loan of $456,100 for coronavirus relief Survivors’ attorneys accuse Bahram Hojreh’s family of witness intimidation High School Wrap: Everything you need to know about what’s happening in high school sports It’s a different story at Crossroads.The Roadrunners won last year’s CIF State Division 2 title led by 6-foot-10 Shareef O’Neal, son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Despite Shareef being a senior last season, Shaquille has a younger son named Shaqir, who will be a sophomore this coming year.Bronny’s AAU basketball team, the North Coast Blue Chips, had a successful summer, including the winning of the seventh grade national championship in Charlotte, N.C.. As the height of Bronny’s young fame ballooned, so did the anticipation of where he’d attend school in the fall after recently moving to Los Angeles.In the past month, multiple photos of Shareef and Bronny together have been seen on social media, in what seemed like a summer of bonding between the two. Shareef gave kudos to the Bronny for handling the media and hype at just age 13, but more importantly dealing with the celebrity of being the son of an NBA legend.“Bronny…One kid I can relate to a lot…we both kind of have it the same way, being the son of an NBA legend isn’t easy and to get all of this at a young age is a real challenge to adjust to..,” Shareef posted on Instagram.“Bronny has it a little bit worse than I do, but the difference between him and I, he can back his up at such a young age..when I would get hate from people in the crowd at 14/15 years old..I would choke up and wouldn’t play my game and I’m still getting the hang of it .. it’s all a journey … this kid has it all! I’m looking forward to seeing him kill it for the rest of his career!”Baron Davis, who attended Crossroads before going to UCLA and the NBA, tweeted, “Welcome to Xrds Bronny!!! You will kill it. Happy to see this. Thanks @KingJames.”Congrats to my little brothers bronny and Mikey on winning the championship ❤️🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/QwnOFY5MnT— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) July 30, 2018 San Gabriel Valley coaches doubling as teachers ready for remote-learning kickoff AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers LeBron James Jr. has chosen.Initially reported by TMZ Sports, the young standout basketball prodigy, also known as “Bronny”, will attend eighth grade in Santa Monica at Crossroads, a kindergarten through 12th grade institution.Welcome to the family LIL bro ❤️🙏🏾 https://t.co/OD1w2B3SzQ— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) August 6, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

There’s nothing cold or shameful about staging the NFL Draft in times like these

first_imgNot one of them should feel badly about watching.No one presenting it as a television program should feel guilty about airing it.And the enterprise at the heart of it all, the National Football League, should not be publicly shamed for staging it.MORE: “Madden” NFL players tournament: Bracket, rules, live streamThe NFL is in the entertainment business, as are Netflix, Columbia Records and, for the most part, SiriusXM. A lot of the entertainment universe has been forced to shutter because its product depends on live performances engaging live audiences. But these vehicles, and others like them that can be consumed at home via a television screen or other device, have been able to continue operating.Were the NFL in its playing season, it would be in the same circumstance as the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the NCAA. But pro football games are not supposed to begin until September. What the league is doing now is going through its typical business of facilitating roster construction for the 32 franchises. That includes, most prominently, the player draft that will be conducted April 23-25.This is not a problem in the least. In fact, it’s wonderful. But just as prominent NFL analyst Mike Florio scolded the league for going forward with its free agency period, ESPN pro football reporter Adam Schefter now is blasting the league for proceeding with the draft while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.“The draft is happening only through the sheer force and determination and lack of foresight from the NFL, frankly,” Schefter said on Tuesday’s edition of “SportsCenter” with Scott Van Pelt. “They are determined to put this on while there is carnage in the streets.”That wasn’t all. Schefter made reference to the draft occurring while “we’re carrying out bodies” and termed the decision to stage the draft “cold-hearted to be perfectly frank.”If the NFL in any sense were contributing to that carnage, he would have a point. The league canceled the public events surrounding the draft, which were scheduled for Las Vegas and most certainly would have attracted a crowd numbering in the hundreds of thousands.Instead, its executives, coaches and scouts are mostly working from home, telecommuting, as are so many in other industries. The Bears and Steelers were among the teams that shut down their facilities two weeks ago. Colleges are no longer conducting their “pro day” workouts for players to be scouted in person.The NFL Scouting Combine took place in Indianapolis the last week of February, which gave all teams an opportunity to get numbers on a vast majority of draftable prospects. Much has changed in this nation since that event concluded.The free agency period so many lamented last month — that included team executives, NBC Sports’ Peter King reported — created a commotion only in the sense the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, chose to leave the team that had employed him throughout his career.Most of us now are at home almost exclusively. That’s what we’ve been asked to do to help save the planet. A lot of us, as a result, are searching for preoccupation. There would be no value to a 24/7 obsession with the threat of the pandemic. This is why Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl were among those signing from their homes to us on a Fox/iHeart broadcast Sunday night, and why Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini will be among the stars on a similar country-music based show April 5 on CBS.MORE: SN’s latest NFL Mock DraftSchefter is an exceptional reporter. Had he endeavored to use his skills to cover politics or national affairs, he no doubt would have excelled. Instead he chose, as I did, to cover sports. The 2020 NFL draft will proceed without so much of what had come to define it as an extravaganza: the massive crowds in the street, the groups of friends, family members and agents around the candidates, the curiously familiar hugs exchanged between each selected player and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.We don’t yet know what it will look like. One imagines ESPN and the NFL Network will do an imaginative job creating compelling productions for those fans who choose to watch. And it is a choice, probably one even more will be inclined to make given the absence of live sports on television and the confinement to which most Americans currently are subjected, by choice or by law. There are serious elements of sport — actions taken by the participants that might be illegal or untoward — and it is essential we as sports journalists cover them. The majority of our work, though, is designed to inform or enlighten or entertain the audience that is attracted to the sport in question.If it wasn’t clear that the draft is entertainment before it was taken to Nashville last spring and overwhelmed its city streets, it surely was obvious then.Earlier this week, ESPN announced it was advancing the broadcast date of its eight-hour Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance,” from its planned June dates to April 26-May 10. It was a logical move. People marooned at home might find it intriguing. Making this decision seems to be the very definition of foresight, not cold-hearted at all.last_img read more

Paul Lee confident he will be back before new season starts

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Paul Lee. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Hotshots’ change of name from Star to Magnolia also signifies new hope for the players.Paul Lee, the Hotshots’ injury-plagued main man, is upbeat that he will return just before the new season starts.ADVERTISEMENT “Everything’s fine. My recovery has been good and there are hard drills where my injury no longer reacts anymore,” he said.Lee, however, will be the first to say that he’s not yet satisfied with his current form.“I need to catch up to them. I’ve been doing drills and exercises but I don’t feel it’s enough to get myself back in game shape,” he said.The team may have changed its name but its goal remains the same which is to win a championship.“The rest of my teammates are ready and I really wish we’ll be able to win a championship this season,” he said. “It’s a new chapter for all of us, and it’s a good challenge for us to win the crown. I hope we’ll be able to respond with what the bosses want.”ADVERTISEMENT Star changes name to Magnolia Hotshots OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? READ: Star changes name to Magnolia Hotshots“The doctors have told me that at least, I’ll be ready by the first week of December,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLee is still recovering from a left knee injury that kept him out since Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals last month.But Lee believes that he’s on his way to regaining his full strength. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Women urged to be involved in community’s development

first_img..as 7th Self Reliance in Business workshop completedThirty-four women representing 34 villages along the Essequibo Coast can now consider themselves budding business gurus after successfully completing the 7th training session of the Self Reliance and Success in Business workshop. The training was done in the Regional boardroom in Anna Regina, Essequibo, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).First Lady Sandra Ganger is flanked by participants of the Self Relaince and Success in Business WorkshopFirst Lady Sandra Granger speaking at the graduation ceremony, told the women, “I hope that at the end of it (the workshop) you will not only have gained much from the knowledge and advice imparted by our facilitators, but also in the friendships you may have built through your experiences as you engaged in learning a bit more about setting up, establishing and running a successful business.  I am very happy to know once more that we exceeded our target number of participants.”Yohann Pooran, facilitator of Interweave Solutions Incorporated, the facilitating agency, advised the women that with a strong business plan and having a clear outline of their business they can be successful business owners and help with the development in their communities:“As we move forward with the implementation of the six P’s [Planning, Paperwork, Products, Promotion, Price, and Process] of business, our community-oriented approach to action and our emphasis on creating a good quality of life in your homes, and I believe we’re contributing to the exercise of establishing a sound and solid village economy, which helps everyone.”The trainer also urged the women to be more actively involved in the development of their community: “Get involved! It may be in politics, it may be in the social realm, in some community organisation that already exists…We hope to see all of these women…in a couple of months…become leaders of good, strong, small enterprises in Region Two.  This group of thirty plus women can transform the local regional economy. You have the power to do that.”One of the beneficiaries of the training session, Vaniessa Granville said that the gesture made by First Lady Granger and Interweave Solutions Incorporated has provided a great depth of knowledge for the women: “My charge to us is to look for the good in each other, put aside our differences, face the challenges together and let’s move forward together and let progress continue.”Together, the women have also formed three groups within their workshops to focus on the eradication of some of the social issues faced in their communities; Women Empowerment, will focus on school drop outs, Rising to Status, will focus on women’s empowerment and self-reliance, and Hinterland Women’s Development Association, will also focus on school drop-outs.last_img read more

Attorney denies “cussing out” Policeman

first_img…pleads not guilty to 5 chargesAttorney Ryan Crawford on Friday denied five charges slapped on him after he reportedly verbally abused a Policeman. The attorney appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on Friday accompanied by a battery of lawyers.The charges stated that on September 13, 2018, at the Yorkshire Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, he failed to produce his driver’s licence; he also drove an unfit motor vehicle; he used obscene language; he behaved in a riotous manner. A charge of prohibition of tinted glass was also slapped on him.The 48-year-old attorney denied all the charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Peter Hugh. He was released on his own recognisance.His attorneys are Sanjeev Datadin, Teni Housty, Pauline Chase, Aneesa Chow, Ganesh Hira, Ramesh Rajkumar, Chandra Sohan, Horatio Edmonson, Lloyd Thomas, Eon Smith and Joel Edmond. The lawyer is expected to make his next court appearance on October 10 at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court.Almost two weeks ago, a video of the lawyer went viral on social media showing that he was demanding that the Cop gave him an explanation for stopping his vehicle. However, during the incident, the lawyer was heard shouting expletives at the Cop while refusing to show his comply with the requests of the Cop. In the almost four-minute-long video, the lawyer repeatedly used profanities at the officer as he questioned the rank’s legal grounds for stopping him.Following the posting of the video, Crawford had taken to his Facebook page to make fun of the incident even going as far as to market him. The Guyana Bar Association however in a statement to the press condemned Crawford’s actions but nevertheless highlighted the right of citizens against arbitrary stops.It was only after this statement that the lawyer issued a public apology but added that he was not sorry for questioning arbitrary authority.His apology stated “I am not trying to justify my behaviour. My language was not proper as an officer of the court nor as a member of the Bar of Guyana. I apologise for my language, but I’m not sorry for questioning arbitrary authority”.In his apology, Crawford also stated that it was his frustration that was the cause of his expletive rant noting, that he was only attempting to get his point across which is that he was illegally stopped. When he was questioned at the Whim Police Station earlier this week, it was unearthed that several of his documents were only recently renewed.last_img read more