Phil. Army to rebels: Help fight COVID, stay at home

first_imgThe rebels should respect the unilateralceasefire order of President Rodrigo Duterte by not launching offensive operations,according to Army Captain Cenon Pancito III, spokesperson of the 3ID. “All our troops are standing down now butremain vigilant. We have stopped offensive operations. The rebels, on the otherhand, should stay in their respective houses and not discredit what our troopsare doing at quarantine control points. Huwagna lang silang umalis sa kanilang bahay,” Pancito said./PN ILOILO City – The 3rd Infantry Division (3ID)of the Philippine Army is calling on the New People’s Army (NPA) to help fightthe spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “That is how they can help fight COVID-19. Forour part, we are ensuring peace and order,” he stressed. But how? Duterte declared a unilateral ceasefire fromMarch 19 to April 15. He directed the Department of National Defense (DND) andthe Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the ArmedForces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), tocease and desist from carrying out offensive military and police operationsduring the ceasefire period. Instead of attacking government troops andvital government installations, it would be better for the rebels to just gohome and observe quarantine, said Pancito. The movement of health workers and medicalsupplies to communities, as well as of people in need of immediate medicalattention, must also be unhampered, he added. According to Duterte, through this ceasefire,the Philippine government aspires that the swift provision of public healthassistance goes unimpeded.last_img read more

MMA Mariners Win Lacrosse Opener

first_imgCASTINE — Christopher Keiley scored six goals and provided four assists as the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners crushed Green Mountain College 20-2 in their lacrosse season opener on Saturday at Ritchie Field. Ryan Williams of the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners checks a Green Mountain College defender during MMA’s lopsided 20-2 season-opening lacrosse win on Saturday at Castine.—MIKE OLESThe Mariners jumped out to an 8-0 first-period lead over the visiting Eagles and led 13-2 at halftime. MMA freshman Andrew Di-Salvo had a strong debut with 10 points, including seven assists. Senior Garret Lake and sophomore Todd Murphy each contributed three goals, and sophomore Wade Mondoux had a goal and three assists. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFreshman goalkeeper Daniel Redmond made eight saves in notching his first collegiate win. For Green Mountain, Chris Wetzel and Thomas Wheeler each scored and goalkeeper Steve Braunius had a busy afternoon with 14 saves on 50 MMA shots. The Mariners were slated to continue their North Atlantic Conference play yesterday (Wednesday), hosting Thomas College, and they will host St. Joseph College on Saturday at 1 p.m. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts admin Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Soccer victorious against Florida schools

first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team is now 4-0 after two impressive wins over Florida and No.1-ranked Florida State last weekend. The goal was McKeown’s second of the game and fourth of the season, as she has put up points at an impressive pace early on.   Although these two wins are certainly exciting for the Trojans, McKeown said the team must stay focused on the path ahead.  Just six minutes later, junior midfielder Arlie Jones extended the Trojans’ lead to 2-0 after freshman forward Savianna Gomez’s shot was blocked by the keeper. The goals snapped a long scoreless period featuring several missed opportunities for the Trojans, including a blown three-on-one breakaway.   The Seminoles evened the game just 10 minutes later off a strike from freshman forward Jenna Nighswonger, but McKeown quickly put the Trojans back up with another goal in the 18th minute. The action-packed start then simmered down, and the Trojans entered halftime up 2-1, but FSU netted another equalizer early in the second half.   The performance against Florida primed the team perfectly for its contest with No. 1-ranked Florida State. In an outstanding overtime effort, the Trojans outlasted FSU 3-2 after another shining 2-goal performance from McKeown, who now has 6 goals in the season’s first four games.   “Last season, I was playing more of an outside-mid role,” she said. “So this season, being more up top, I’ve developed more knowledge of the forward role.” McKeown was the star of the night, but head coach Keidane McAlpine also attributed the team’s success to the team’s other upperclassmen. “If they came out in a five back, then the two outside backs would be high,” McKeown said. “Me and [Hocking] knew those spaces would be wide [open], and we just tried to exploit those as much as we could.” “They know what it takes and they know how gritty they have to play,” McAlpine said. “They can organize the rest of the group in front of them, and they do a fantastic job of that.” With the score tied at 2-2, the game went into overtime for the third straight matchup between the two teams. In the first overtime period, McKeown shredded the FSU defense before finding her partner in crime, Hocking, for the game-winning goal.   McKeown started scoring immediately against FSU, netting the first goal less than a minute into the game off another assist from Hocking. The two form an unstoppable duo that has taken USC’s offense to the next level.   “I thought she played fantastic,” McAlpine said of Smith.  “She played calm and composed and made a couple of very nice saves out there.” “I think as a team we need to keep our head steady,” she said. “We can’t get too low or high, and we have to take every game with the right mentality. Every game is a new game.” McKeown’s newfound offensive prowess may be explained by her change in position.  “We know they like to get out and run,” McAlpine said of the Gators. “We know they like to play patiently, so we were really aggressive in terms of our pressure and it paid off.” For the most part, USC appeared to have full control over the pace of the game, winning 50-50 balls and limiting Florida’s possession time. The Trojan defense did a great job of slowing down junior forward Deanne Rose, who entered the night with 7 points in just two games. She was subbed out early in the second half after missing a shot on goal and coming up limping.  Late in the first half, Florida answered with its own goal off a strike from senior midfielder Alex Stubblebine to cut the Trojans’ lead to one. However, McKeown struck back in the 60th minute with another goal off an assist from sophomore forward Penelope Hocking.  The Trojans picked up a commanding win Friday, defeating Florida 3-1 at Banc of California Stadium. Junior forward Tara McKeown opened scoring in the 30th minute with a goal off a deflected free kick from junior midfielder Alea Hyatt.  Junior forward Tara McKeown prepares to shoot in Friday’s game against Florida at Banc of California Stadium. McKeown has been the Trojans’ most prolific offense player early on, leading the team with 6 goals in the first six games of the regular season.(Sarah Ko | Daily Trojan) USC’s defense had to overcome the absence of injured starting goalkeeper Kaylie Collins. Sophomore Anna Smith came in for her first start of the season and had five saves, limiting the Gators to just 1 goal. The Trojans had been long awaiting their rematch with FSU, and both the offense and defense contributed to the win. Again filling in for Collins, Smith held her ground in her second straight start, picking up six saves on the game.   The Trojans will look to stay undefeated against Northern Arizona at McAlister Field Friday.last_img read more

Horse racing action in Tipp

first_imgToday’s action is at Tipperary where the first of an eight race card at Limerick Junction is off at ten to five.last_img

“Shafiu Mumuni’s absence is killing us upfront”- AshGold coach

first_imgAshantiGold head coach, Kassim Gökyildiz, has admitted that the team is struggling to find the net because of their unavailability of their reliable forward and captain, Shafiu Mumuni.Mumuni has not featured for the team since their goalless draw with Legon Cities FC in Week on January 15 amid rumours of a purported move to Europe.Apart from their 3-0 win over Olympics in Week 1 and 2-0 win over Eleven Wonders, the Miners have scored three league goals in the six other matches they have played.In total, AshGold have scored 7 goals and have conceded two so far and the numbers do not please Gökyildiz but he believes that Mumuni’s absence has taken a lot of firepower from the team.AshantiGold head coach, Kassim Gökyildiz speaking to StarTimes after the goalless draw with Hearts of Oak in Accra“As everyone knows, our captain, Mumuni, has not played since the match in Week 4 and that means that other strikers have to step up but they will need time to adopt.A player like Mumuni will be very good for all teams and if such a player leaves, it is difficult to replace him.However, we have given chances to the other strikers we have and we look to the future and hope that they will start scoring the goals for us.”AshGold face Liberty in Week 9 and Gökyildiz is targeting a better result than the goalless day got in Accra against Hearts of Oak in Week 8.“We play at home and so, the plan is to go all out and get only one result which is the victory.”The Miners are currently 4th on the Ghana Premier League table with 14 points.last_img read more