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DPS responds to third report of attempted fire in Bovard

first_img“Fortunately, there’s been very minimal damage,” Alegre said during an interview at the scene. “But nonetheless, it’s been the same method of operation.” DPS has received three reports of brunt paper towels in Bovard Administration building in the last three weeks. (Krystal Gallegos/Daily Trojan) “Some [napkins] have burned, and then there’s a long line of them across the floor,” Alegre said. “I think his intention was to burn [some that] did not ignite, but some did.”   The Department of Public Safety responded early Wednesday morning to a fire-related incident at Bovard Auditorium. This was the third in a series of similar incidents reported in the building in the last three weeks. According to DPS crime logs, a custodian reported at 12:23 a.m. that a suspect spread hand sanitizer on a bathroom counter and used a burning paper towel to set it on fire. The incident comes after two reports near 4 a.m. on March 26 and 27 that detail nearly identical incidents. According to DPS Sergeant Steve Alegre, the same custodian reported the incident all three times. Though the crime log detailed burnt hand sanitizer and paper towels on the bathroom counter, Alegre said there was also a line of napkins across the floor that had been partially ignited. Alegre said DPS is waiting on confirmation for the time frame during which the suspect gained access to the building. He estimated that the most recent incident occurred some time between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., after most employees had left the building and before custodians arrived to begin cleaning. Alegre’s suggestion for DPS moving forward is to surveil the building between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., but he said he is not sure whether that surveillance would be possible all seven days of the week. A “Be on the Lookout,” or BOLO, alert was issued to DPS officers, according to Alegre. He said that as of near 1 a.m. Wednesday, surveillance operators were reviewing security footage to confirm whether the suspect was the same in all three instances. “One of my recommendations would be to put undercover people [at Bovard] and watch for that,” Alegre said. “And when a particular individual walks in that door and heads to that bathroom, see what we can find.”last_img read more

Relive Adjah Tetteh’s ‘wonder goal’ that broke Kotoko fans’ hearts in 2005 CAF Confed Cup final [VIDEO]

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak’s Adjah Tetteh, against all odds, grabbed a late equalizer that prevented Asante Kotoko from winning the 2004 CAF Confederations Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Instead, the match went to penalties with Hearts prevailing over their rivals.The 2005 reverse leg finale was postponed to January 9, 2005, due to Ghana’s general elections in December 2004.The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium with Michael Osei of Asante Kotoko scoring the first and Louis Agyemang grabbed a 90th-minute equalizer to put the game in the balance ahead of the 2nd leg.The Phobians paraded the likes of Dan Quaye, Emmanuel Osei Kuffuor, Francis Bossman, Acquah Harrison, Lawrence Adjei and Ablade Morgan to face Asante Kotoko’s Issah Ahmed, Frank Osei, Yusif Chibsah, Michael Asante, Godfred Yeboah and Dan Yeboah.In the 51st minute, ex-Accra Hearts of Oak star came to haunt his former paymasters with a phenomenal strike to hand the home side the advantage.The away side banged on the doors of the Kotoko team for an equalizer but missed could not find the back of the net.Hearts kept on probing for the equalizer and the goal came in the 80th minute through Adjah Tetteh who connected home skipper Amankwah Mireku’s corner kick.The game moved to penalties after both sides failed to score a winner.Accra Hearts of Oak defeated their arch-rivals 9-8 in the shootouts to win their first CAF Confederations Cup finals.Edmund Owusu-Ansah and Joseph Hendricks missed from the spot for the Porcupine Warriors while Amankwah Mireku who assisted the late equalizer fluffed the first spot-kick for Accra Hearts of Oak.Watch the goal here:Over 50k fans packed inside the Kumasi stadium.Charles Taylor had scored after recessKotoko looks set to lift the maiden CAF Confederations Cup trophy8 minutes to go.Corner kick.I sat behind the corner line.Kick effected. Nobody clearAdjah Tettehhhhh.GOAAL. 😷 pic.twitter.com/zGXA7i0JY4— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) April 1, 2020last_img read more

Cottrell looking to make ‘big statement’

first_imgWest Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, who has been sidelined by injury, is eyeing the impending WICB NAGICO Super50 Tournament as the perfect launch pad to solidify his comeback when he turns out for the Jamaica Scorpions.The left-arm seamer, who has been making steady strides in the limited-overs arena in recent years, recently recovered from a knee injury that he sustained during a West Indies training camp last summer.Since then, the 26-year-old has gone on to represent Jamaica Scorpions in two matches in the WICB First-Class Championship, which is currently on a midseason break.”For me, it (Super50) is a comeback tournament, and I want to make a big statement,” he explained.”I am coming off a knee injury and have been steadily getting in the groove since, and this tournament, I want to finish high on the bowling list.”Cottrell, who has been particularly good in Twenty20 matches and has been a leading figure in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, is set to spearhead Jamaica’s bowling attack in the absence of fellow West Indian Jerome Taylor, who is currently in Australia.Taylor, like batsman Jermaine Blackwood, is earmarked to join the Jamaica team after their first three group-stage matches. The team is scheduled to play six matches, and Cottrell wants to make a big impact.”With me likely to lead the bowling attack, I intend to be aggressive up top and take wickets,” he said.”I want to make batsmen as uncomfortable as much as possible, with regard to my pace and control. If I am able to do that, I know it will be better for me to take wickets, which should put the team in better positions to win matches.”Cottrell has represented the West Indies in two one-day internationals, six Twenty20 internationals, and two Tests.The Scorpions’ other specialist fast bowler in the 14-man ssquad is the up-and-coming Marquino Mindley.GORDON ADDEDReserve pacer Nicholson Gordon, in the meantime, has been added to the squad as cover until Taylor joins the team.Champions of the regional one-day showpiece event five years ago, Jamaica Scorpions are slated to face stiff competition in the group stage of the Super50 tournament.Pitted in Group A, they will battle co-hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride for one of the two available semi-final spots. Guest team ICC Americas is the group’s other contestant.The other two-semi-finalists will come from Group Two, which includes Guyana, co-hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and Windward Island Volcanoes.Jamaica will bow into action tomorrow against Trinidad at Queen’s Park Oval in a day/night encounter. Match time is 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time.last_img read more


first_imgNORWICH (4-1-4-1)RUDDY,PINTO, KLOSE,MARTIN, BRADY,O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, HOWSON, NAISMITH,JEROMEAGUERO, BONY,SILVA, TOURE,FERNANDINHO, NAVAS,CLICHY, OTAMENDI, KOMPANY, SAGNA,HARTMANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)Manchester City are 10 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and, with Tottenham Hotspur without a game and Arsenal in FA Cup quarter-final action, at home to Watford, City can move into third spot with a win at Carrow Road.After this game, City entertain Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League then have another home game, against rivals and neighbours Manchester United in the Premier League.However, City’s 15 league wins include 10 at home and only five away while they have just 13 goals on the road; their previous fewest goals on the road is 17, in 2005-06 and 2007-08. In each of the last two season’s City have scored 39 away goals.When the teams met in October, City needed a late Yaya Toure penalty to beat Norwich and stay top of the Premier League. Nicolas Otamendi’s header put the hosts in front, before Joe Hart inexplicably dropped the ball at the feet of Cameron Jerome for a Canaries equaliser.A frantic finale followed, as Toure scored from the spot after Russell Martin’s red card for handball. And before the end Aleksandar Kolarov missed a penalty.And in January City won 3-0 in the FA Cup at Carrow Road. Sergio Aguero scored in that tie to maintain his record of always scoring when he starts against Norwich. So far the Argentine has played five full games against the Canaries, scoring a total of six goals.Norwich test Sebastien Bassong, Robbie Brady, Andre Wisdom and Steven Naismith but Alex Tettey is out for the season. City, meanwhile, are still missing Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri.last_img read more

Attorney Kofi Woods Offers to Represent Duncan

first_imgThomas Eric Duncan, 42, is currently fighting for his life, according to information from the Texas Presbyterian Hospital where he is isolated, and his condition has moved from critical to worse.  But while he is fighting for his life, officials in Liberia are plotting for his prosecution, along with others found in deliberately infesting others.  Justice Ministry officials reportedly held a discussion last week on how to prosecute Ebola infected persons who knowingly would infect others.  “This is a serious situation,” said a young man who has followed the crisis involving Mr. Duncan’s trip to the United States. “The situation is critical and has legal implications.”This has provoked the recent reaction of former Public Works Minister, Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods.  Mr. Woods, speaking at a Carter Center forum at the Emory University’s Department of Ethics and International Studies recently, said it was premature to discuss the innocence or guilt of Mr. Duncan.  Minister Woods was addressing the issue as to whether Duncan knowingly and deliberately planned to mislead authorities when he answered “no” to questions whether he had contact with Ebola patients. But with a clear open-ended question and answer, many Liberians are worried that Mr. Duncan’s action was anything but deliberate.  Though Minister Woods noted that the current situation should rather focused on proper legal representation, he said he would represent Mr. Duncan’s rights to a free and fair trial that guarantees his due process rights.  “The issue of due process indicates that the action by Mr. Duncan should be on the books,” admitted a law student, who asked not to be identified, “for the Justice Minister to want to prosecute any violator may involve human rights issues.”  Indeed there are fundamental issues the Liberian government should take into account, many Liberians interviewed for this article said. This is precisely Attorney Woods’ view.One has to do with the government’s initial response to the Ebola epidemic.  Like many Liberians, Attorney Woods described Liberian government’s response as, “woeful, inadequate, and disjointed.” And if the government proceeds with the case, Woods said, “we will assemble the best legal team to put the Liberian government on trial, for failing the people of Liberia, rather than Mr. Duncan, a victim of institutional neglect.” That is if Mr. Duncan survives.   Attorney Woods seems to have a case against the Liberian government, as he has indicated his willingness to fight the Duncan case to the end. “We know too well the trail of the countless displays of wholesale impunity, complicity, neglect and abuses that have occurred recently and over the years under the watchful eyes of this Government. The list is endless,” he said.  How can the Liberian government win such a case against Mr. Duncan, if it ever comes to court? But many Liberians are also saying that for a start, what would be the government’s response when Mr. Duncan took the Ebola infested patient to seek medical attention? Did the Liberian government have any initiative to ensure that anyone who takes a sick person to any medical center is questioned and possibly isolated?  “First of all, the Liberian government should set things straight with itself,” said a seller in Monrovia.  “Does this government have any tracking system to identify suspected Ebola patients and those who might have come into contact with them?” This is where the major issue is.  Perhaps prosecuting Mr. Duncan can hold ground if what many see as necessary actions are considered first, as suggested by Attorney Woods.“I have said repeatedly that we continue to commit moral sin and ethical transgression against the poor and weak. It is the poor, weak and powerless that are vulnerable to the caprices of our governments. We ignore their needs and demands, we reward their abusers, turn a blind eye to the theft and abuse that deprive them of basic social services, including health care, yet we are anxious to punish them, even before we gather all the facts. This must stop!”   Admittedly, the Duncan issue is larger than itself. And prosecuting violators may seem to be the best option, but for any success, many Liberians are asking the Liberian government to recognize its own shortcomings, or the effort would be a waste of resources that government has said it did not have. “We don’t need any window-shopping case that may serve as a distraction,” said a local attorney. “We have a larger problem here.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSHAY GIVEN says he is delighted to be back in training after fearing an injury scare would hit his chances of playing in the Euro 2012 Championship.The 36-year-old goalkeeper Lifford man says he flew to London last week to see a knee specialist who confirmed that he would be able to take part in the tournament if he rested until the middle of this week.Shay also welcomed the news that former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is about to take over at his club Aston Villa. The goalie trained today in Tuscany – showing no signs of his injury.He told Sport on One on RTE Radio One tonight: “You are always concerned, of course, because it’s an injury the second day into the training camp and it’s frustrating as much as anything.“But today, I was really happy with how I trained and how the knee felt, and that’s the most important thing. That’s the biggest test.“It’s not about talking about it, it’s about going out and putting it under the pressure you need to, and today it was fine. “It was just nice to be training, to be honest. It’s been a long ten days, or whatever it is.“It’s tough in the hotel sometimes when your only break is to get out for a couple of hours to train and then that’s taken away from you a little bit. I am delighted to be back training and back among the lads and back giving out to them, all that kind of stuff. It’s nice.”Shay also welcomed a return to fitness by Sunderland’s John O’Shea.“He looks good,” said Given. “We have been in the gym quite a bit in the last few days just working on our core and stability; all the different work you have to do coming back from an injury.“We have both been working together, so it is nice that we are both back on the same day to be honest. John is looking pretty sharp as well, so that’s good news.” With the injury behind him, Given is keen to get some game time before Ireland begin their tournament against Croatia on Sunday 10 June.However, he is unsure if he will win his 122nd cap when Ireland take on Hungary in their final pre-tournament friendly in Budapest on Monday night.“I don’t know, you will have to ask him,” he said, when asked if Trapattoni would select him for that game.“I would like to think I can play, hopefully, in Hungary and get 90 minutes under my belt before the Croatia game. “I am sure whatever team he plays against Hungary, personally, will maybe start against Croatia.“But the manager might have a totally different idea to that, I don’t know.”He went on: “The whole season at the back of your mind, you are thinking about the European Championships in the summer. Every training session, every game, it’s at the back of your mind.“It’s getting closer and closer now and the excitement is building and building, and we can’t wait for next week.”“I think there’s a real belief as well that we are a good team,” he said when questioned about the confidence in the squad.“People outside the country might not think that, but as a group of players and the management and even the supporters, we are a tight-knit group.“We have got to keep that going throughout the Championships. We would like to go a long way.”Kevin Foley’s omission being dropped by Giovanni Trapattoni has made most of the headlines.Given told RTE: “We didn’t actually see him (Foley). He chugged off to the airport and we didn’t actually see him.“But Kevin is gutted, as we are gutted for him as well. But as the manager said, it’s not about one player, it’s about the team and the nation.“He felt it was the right decision and we have got to respect his decision.“We are gutted for him, but I am sure he is back at home and he is going to support the team in the summer.”Meanwhile Shay welcomed news that Paul Lambert is on his way to his club Aston  Villa.“I have no idea … about what’s going on at Aston Villa – but if Paul was to come in, he would be a great appointment because he is a fantastic manager,” Given said.“Since he took the hotseat at any club he has been at, he has just gone all the way up all the time, so hopefully if they can get that done, that would be great news for the club.“The sooner the manager is in place for next season – because he will have targets and players he will want to get in himself – the sooner that’s done, the better.”RELIEF FOR SHAY GIVEN AS HE RETURNS TO TRAINING was last modified: May 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RELIEF FOR SHAY GIVEN AS HE RETURNS TO TRAININGlast_img read more

Positive ageing encourages South Africans to live better

first_imgThe Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing will be held in Johannesburg at the end of July, focusing on positive ageing, which encourages senior citizens to make the most of growing older with active minds in active bodies It will also look at challenges such as overmedication, caregiving and legal issues. The Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing will look at ways of curbing non-communicable diseases such cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory conditions. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • Mandela: Champion of public health• Township yoga brings peace and healing• Taking the nation’s health to heart• New medical school for Eastern Cape • Rural doctors are a prescription for good health Dr Ryan FullerThe busy pace of today’s lifestyles means that many of us overlook the power we have to choose to enjoy our world more by living better and longer. Growing older is no longer something we must simply accept and endure – and the Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing, to be held in Johannesburg end of this month, examines major ways in which we as individuals can control our own ageing processes as much as possible.It looks at what we call positive ageing, making the most of growing older with active minds in active bodies, free from pain. It also looks at challenges to watch for, such as overmedication, caregiving and legal issues.It is an honour to host a conference of this calibre in South Africa as it once again reaffirms that we are moving in the right direction in creating a culture of much needed conversations. The African continent now faces an explosion of what we call non-communicable diseases – cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory conditions and we have to find the best practice and holistic solutions to deal with them.Already two out of five South Africans die from non-communicable diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The 40% is not far below the 51% who die of communicable diseases, from diarrhoea and pneumonia to HIV and TB, as well as maternal health and nutrition issues. This situation is changing fast and it’s expected that by 2030, non-communicable diseases will cause five times more deaths than communicable diseases in developed and developing countries.There may be elements of non-communicable diseases that we inherit through our genes – but we can do a remarkable amount to put more life in our years. I’ve been excited to see so much inspiration emerging in recent years to do just that, from the Park Runs that have spread across the country, through to initiatives such as cycling lanes spearheaded by the eThekwini Metro mayor, to the good-natured rivalry in the Fittest Cities competition.All of these initiatives and more underline what we can do in our own lives and communities to improve our quality of life. It’s up to each of us to find whatever works for us as individuals, families and groups of friends and acquaintances. Exercise, eating and drinking alcohol in moderation, cutting down on salt intake, enjoying cleaner air and great relationships can do us good and more importantly – the power to slow down the ageing process.The alternative is what’s studied under the specialised focus of the burden of disease for individuals, our communities and the economy. The WHO calculates the number of people who die prematurely, before the age of 60, thereafter a calculation of years of life lost is done. This study provides us with great insight as to whether global health is improving or not and further clarifies what still needs to be done.Another WHO metric system, Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY), essentially calculates and measures the limitations put on our lives based on factors from injuries and smoking to hypertension and obesity.Our congress will be a great platform to learn more about healthy ageing, meet experts and share in the inspiration. It will offer the latest understandings of the ageing process, as well as some really creative solutions. “Bingo as a diabetes management tool”, for instance, is the intriguing title of a presentation by Dr Yanira Cruz, president and CEO of the USA’s National Hispanic Council on Ageing.When we were children, we had to find strategies to cope in an adult world. When we became adults, we realised there was no magic wand to wave that would make everything turn out the way we hoped – we needed to put together a combination of personal insights with the best efforts we could deliver.Dealing with ageing is no different. My personal prescription for good ageing is about putting your house in order so you can, indeed, put as much good life in your years as possible. Many people find that carrying the burden of their own unresolved personal history when they confront the ageing process makes matters harder. So you also need to work on your interpersonal relationships, look into your inner self and consider how you can enjoy the best relationships with the world around you.To complete this circle, a feature on the importance of spirituality and its impact on positive ageing in one of the conference’s consumer workshops, which are open to the general public and give you access to some top experts from South Africa and around the world.We’re pleased that the importance of positive ageing particularly and public health in general is being taken much more seriously now by both corporates, such as food producers, and by national and local government, who are backing healthy city initiatives such as pedestrian precincts and children’s playgrounds to help us all incorporate some more movement in our days – however you choose to do that.As we go through life, our exercise preferences change, which is great for retaining our interest. Exercise experts currently recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise, spread over five days, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise across three days – even if you do your exercise in 10-minute bursts.Exercise is vitally important because it can counter conditions associated with ageing, such as hypertension. Already hypertension affects at least 42% of all South African adults, 34% have high cholesterol and more than 10% have high blood glucose. These factors put people at risk of cardiovascular problems, stroke and diabetes – and are aggravated by lack of exercise and obesity. More than 72% of South African women aged over 35 are overweight or obese and more than 50% of the male counterparts aged 45 to 65 years are overweight.These are serious issues to be discussed. If we want age to be nothing but a number, we need to keep reminding ourselves to track our own numbers, from weight and minutes of exercise to blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. Small changes in the way we live and eat can have a big impact over the years – and that’s what will give you the payback of life in your years.Dr Ryan Fuller MBBCh, MRCPsych, CST, Psychiatry is the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2nd World Conference on Healthy Ageing to be held in Johannesburg 30 July – 02 August 2015.last_img read more

Chot Reyes blasts Gilas after loss to Alab in tuneup

first_imgChot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes minced no words in blasting his wards following their 81-76 loss to Alab Pilipinas in a exhibition game Saturday at Meralco Gym.“We sucked big time. If we play like this we better not even go to Japan, we have no chance,” a disappointed Reyes said.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “We better find a way to fix that. Hopefully, we have enough time. That’s something we need to fix, even before we think about Japan.”Reyes commended Alab, which he think dominated Gilas in all aspects of the game during their scrimmage.“Credit to Alab, they came in they were very prepared. They outplayed us, they outfought us, they outhustled us, they outshot us. I can’t think of one positive thing in today’s ballgame,” he said.Help is on its way for Gilas with naturalized player Andray Blatche set to arrive on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments LATEST STORIES With one week of practice already under its belt, the Philippine national team struggled to fend off Alab, .Only Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo were able to crack double-digits for Gilas, which allowed Alab import Reggie Okosa to have his way down low in the closed-door tuneup game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas was listless and Reyes didn’t have the gall to point out any silver linings from the exhibition game less than two weeks before the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifying duel against Japan on November 24 in Tokyo.“No positives at all. We need to improve on a lot. We need to learn how to play basketball. With the way we played, we looked like we don’t know how to play basketball. We can’t shoot, we can’t defend, we can’t rebound,” he said.last_img read more