20 Dec

Brazil: Rio police find drug gang ‘clinics’

first_imgBy Dialogo July 28, 2009 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 7/23/2009 — Rio drug traffickers are operating makeshift medical clinics in the slums they control so wounded gang members don’t have to risk arrest by seeking treatment at hospitals, police said Thursday. “It’s the first time we’ve found clinics like this,” a civil police spokesman said Thursday. “We can’t say how long they’ve been used — we assume for some time.” He spoke on condition of anonymity, per department rules. Officers discovered the first clinic Wednesday in the Manguinhos slum in northern Rio. Inside a two-room shack, police found surgical scissors stained with blood; morphine, anesthesia, antibiotics and other medicines; medical equipment such as IVs and X-rays. Police found bandages with fresh blood on them and surmised that a gunman wounded in a shootout with officers sought treatment at the clinic just minutes before it was discovered. Police then went looking for other rudimentary facilities — and quickly located one in the nearby Jacarezinho slum, stocked with similar medical supplies. Police chief Allan Turnowski said an unspecified number of doctors and nurses who worked in the clinics have since been arrested. “They were making a lot of money” by treating drug gang members, Turnowski said. Rio’s sprawling slums are the site of frequent, bloody shootouts between police and the gangs that dominate the neighborhoods — with innocents often caught in the crossfire. A United Nations report last year found that police kill an average of three people a day in the city. Police killed one suspect during Thursday’s operations in Jacarezinho and another suspect in Manguinhos. Wounded drug traffickers know that if they seek treatment in a regular hospital, they risk being handed over to authorities, Turnowski added. “So they’ve made the investment of setting up these facilities where they can get proper treatment inside of their slum and avoid arrest.” Police have previously arrested doctors who traveled into the slums to treat drug gang leaders, the spokesman said.last_img read more

17 Sep

Galen Center to air USC-Ohio State game in 3-D

first_imgHaving trouble figuring out how to get to Columbus, Ohio for USC vs. Ohio State? Well worry no longer, as ESPN gears up to bring USC students stuck in Los Angeles the closest thing to being at the “Horseshoe” without traveling 2,000 miles from campus.On Sept. 12, ESPN will premieres its long awaited 3-D football viewing experience at the Galen Center for the broadcast of the important game after more than two years of testing. The broadcast will feature cinema projection, large-scale arena viewing and LCD monitors to make the viewing audience at the Galen Center feel like it’s watching the game live.Enhanced dimensions · Last year’s USC-Ohio State game offered plenty of hard hits and big plays, but this year’s will be shown in 3-D. – Leah Thompson | Daily TrojanESPN will set up seven 3-D cameras in Columbus to capture the entire playing field and relay the separate feed to the Galen Center, along with other locations in Ohio, Connecticut and Texas. ESPN will also provide a separate team to call the game, with Mark Jones and Bob Davie to walk the audience through the first-ever 3-D broadcast of a college football game.ESPN hopes this will serve as a instrument to measure not only how well the 3-D technology works, but also how fans react to the new broadcast style.Tickets for the event will be free and are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Heritage Hall and the USC Ticket Center. Tickets will also be available at the USC football scrimmage at the Coliseum Aug. 29, at the first home game against San Jose State on Sept. 5 and at the Galen Center box office during two women’s volleyball games, Sept. 3 and 4.last_img read more

13 Aug

Liverpool, Man City in cruise mode as Man Utd, Chelsea flop again

first_img– United slump continues –How United must wish they had some of their local rivals’ firepower as Southampton clung on for a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s despite playing the last 17 minutes plus stoppage time a man down after Kevin Danso’s red card.Daniel James had given the visitors the perfect start with his third goal in four appearances for United, but Jannik Vestergaard headed home an equaliser just before the hour mark.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have now failed to win in their last three games and won just one of their last 10 dating back to last season.“We’ve been dominating, creating chances and just haven’t been clinical in front of goal to win the games,” said Solskjaer.“It’s not a dip in form, (but) it’s a dip in results definitely.”Frank Lampard is still waiting for his first win at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager after the Blues threw away a 2-0 half-time lead given to them by Tammy Abraham.The Blades hit back at the start of the second half through Callum Robinson and Kurt Zouma’s own goal a minute from time earned the visitors an unlikely point in a 2-2 draw.“We have to take responsibility, we allowed that to happen. It was on us to take the game away from them and we allowed them to get back into it,” said Lampard.“If we can’t go on and get a third goal that’s something we have to work on, this is the Premier League, it’s ruthless.”As United and Chelsea stumble, Leicester are the closest challengers to the top two as their unbeaten start continued with a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.Jamie Vardy scored twice and set up Youri Tielemans for the Foxes’ second goal.Crystal Palace backed up their shock victory at Old Trafford last weekend with a 1-0 win over 10-man Aston Villa thanks to Jordan Ayew’s goal 17 minutes from time to go fourth.West Ham also have seven points from four games as goals either side of half-time from Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko secured a comfortable 2-0 over Norwich.Watford got their first point of the season, but remain bottom after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle.Share on: WhatsApp Manager Klopp has reason to smileLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 win at Burnley to retake top spot from Manchester City, who earlier thrashed Brighton on Saturday.But Manchester United and Chelsea lost further ground on the leaders in disappointing draws with Southampton and Sheffield United.Liverpool have now won a club record 13 straight Premier League games stretching back to last season when they missed out on the title to City despite amassing 97 points.Another titanic title race between the two looks on as Liverpool withstood an early Burnley assault before two goals in four first-half minutes took the game away from the Clarets.Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross looped in off Chris Wood for a fortunate opener, but Burnley were masters of their own downfall for the second as Bee Mee presented the ball to Roberto Firmino and the Brazilian teed up Sadio Mane to slot home.Firmino added Liverpool’s third himself 10 minutes from time.City’s 4-0 victory came at a cost as influential centre-back Aymeric Laporte was stretchered off with a knee injury that looks set to rule him out for the forseeable future.“He has gone to the hospital. Tomorrow we will know exactly what he has. I think he will be out for a while,” said City manager Pep Guardiola on Laporte’s injury.Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring after just two minutes at the Etihad before Sergio Aguero made the game safe by blasting high into the net just before the break.The Argentine produced another sublime finish to curl into the top corner for his second 10 minutes into the second-half before Bernardo Silva then rounded off the scoring.last_img read more

4 Aug

K-9 Hunter Credited With Drug Bust

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – A routine traffic stop by a borough police officer last Wednesday evening netted a significant amount of illegal narcotics, thanks to the assistance of the department’s only four-legged officer.According to the department, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle on Oakland Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 7.A rear seat passenger, later identified as Javhon Wells, allegedly fled the vehicle on foot carrying a black bag. While that officer was securing the vehicle and other passengers, another officer apprehended Wells in the area of the NJ Transit yard, Central Avenue. The officers then relied on the assistance of Hunter, the department’s K-9 officer, to scour the route taken by Wells.During the search, police said Hunter located the black bag. Authorities said that bag contained 500 decks of heroin and seven large bags of marijuana. A search of Wells revealed he was allegedly carrying 81 bars of Xanax, for which Wells did not have a medical prescription.Xanax is a controlled substance that is prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders.Police charged Wells, a 30-year-old Long Branch resident, with three counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS); possession of CDS with intent to distribute; and possession of CDS with intent to distribute in a school zone. Police also charged Wells with resisting arrest by flight and trespassing.Wells was taken to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold.The department initiated its K-9 unit in early 2015. Hunter, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, is currently the department’s only K-9 officer. The department was able to acquire Hunter and the K-9 unit’s vehicle through a grant from a private foundation and through additional funding from the local Police Benevolent Association.This article was first published in the June 16-June 23, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

3 Aug

Mallard’s Team — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

first_imgMore than two decades of sending a team to the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships does not hide the tears of the Mount Sentinel Wildcats. The Wildcats lost out on a chance to add to the storied history last weekend during the Kootenay Championships at Selkirk College.But let’s be honest here. The last time a team from Mount Sentinel did not qualify for the provincial tournament came in 1987 when Salmo ousted the Cats.During a stretch from 1991 to 2009 Mount Sentinel teams won four provincial titles — 1997, 2002, 2004, 2007 — and finished second or third eight times.Not bad for a tiny school in the South Slocan.
Which is why staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports was quick to salute players and coaches with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Chelsie Van Bynen, Kiaria Weatherall, Jessica Paulson and Jessie Rehwald. Front, Zahra Askary, Paige Paulson, Natasha Willness and Laura Soukeroff. Missing, Kim Kooznetsoff.last_img read more

18 Jan

Nets’ Caris LeVert ‘very blessed’ despite gruesome foot injury

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain.That is, until he looked down.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Greek prosecutor investigates TV slur against Giannis Antetokounmpo’s older brother LATEST STORIES Brooklyn visits Miami on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday about what happened and his plans for the future.“The pain level felt like a regular sprain and I knew I kind of fell on the side of my ankle,” LeVert said, talking to reporters at the Nets’ facility in Brooklyn, New York. “And obviously when I looked at it, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s messed up.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSomehow, the worst was over within a few minutes of him getting hurt on Nov. 12 at Minnesota. After he was wheeled off the court and taken to the back of the arena, medical staff popped his foot back into place — the most painful part of the whole experience, LeVert said. He was taken to a hospital for further tests that night, learned there was no other major damage, and he wound up flying home with the Nets that night.“Obviously, I’m very blessed, because it could have been a lot worse,” LeVert said. LeVert was having a breakout season for Brooklyn, with seven 20-point games already — matching the total from his first two full seasons in the NBA. He was averaging 18.4 points per game, which leads the Nets, and was posting career-best averages in scoring, rebounds and assists, along with a career-high shooting percentage from the floor.There’s no timetable for LeVert’s return, but the Nets say his coming back at some point this season is the expectation.“Initially, I was frustrated, felt kind of defeated,” LeVert said. “I felt like it wasn’t fair. But everything happens for a reason. It’s not a very, very, very serious injury to the point where the way I play basketball will be different. I feel like I’ll still be the same player. I’ll be a better player when I come back. I feel like maybe the time off is the best thing for me, maybe best for the team.”LeVert said his spirits were boosted by so many fans and players reaching out to him on social media. He said some players also got his phone number and sent texts, though he isn’t sure how some of them got the number.“It’s been great,” LeVert said. “It’s been overwhelming, for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

27 Nov

Kevin Durant returns, and Warriors off to quick start in Game 5

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The early trouble spot for the Warriors is Klay Thompson’s foul situation — he picked up quick two personals.Durant’s return to the Golden State Warriors’ starting lineup sent DeMarcus Cousins to the backup unit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess He’s back: Warriors say Kevin Durant will play Game 5 It was the “Hamptons 5” to start Game 5 for the defending champions.The Warriors started Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at guard, with Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala in the frontcourt. LATEST STORIES Golden State has gone 3-2 in these playoffs when starting that lineup.Toronto enters the night leading the series 3-1 and seeking its first NBA title. The Raptors usual lineup has started Game 5: Kyle Lowry and Danny Green at guard, Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam at forward and Marc Gasol at center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) warms up before Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Kevin Durant is back, and the Golden State Warriors couldn’t miss to open Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The Warriors were 5 for 5 from 3-point range in the first 5 minutes to build a quick early lead over the Toronto Raptors. Durant made his first two shots, both from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

19 Nov

Asian Athletics Championships: How Odisha transformed itself in just 90 days to step in for Jharkhand as the host

first_imgEarlier this year, when Jharkhand pulled out from hosting the Asian Athletics Championships meet at the last minute, its neighbour Odisha sensed an opportunity and grabbed the chance. But the opportunity came with an unprecedented challenge. Its main Kalinga stadium, where it intended to host the games, was just an oval skeletal frame, devoid of even the tracks. The state had just 90 days to prepare.”When we reached the stadium it was nothing more than a barren land,” said Adille Sumariwalla, president, Athletics Federation of India. “I was shocked and worried at the same time. I wondered how they are going to turn it into a full-fledged athletics stadium in such a short time,” said Sumariwalla. What followed next was a tale of dedication and hard work on the part of the Odisha government.In the next few weeks, synthetic tracks were laid in the main stadium as well as the warm-up area along with three lakh square feet of grass turfing in and around the stadium and 5,000 new seats for the spectators.A TALE OF DEDICATION AND HARD WORKNew mast floodlights were also installed at various points. Four huge towers were airlifted from Italy and installed on a war footing. Equipment to help renovate the stadium was imported from various foreign manufacturers.However, crisis struck when one of the crane operators operating the machine disappeared with the vehicle. “Luckily, it didn’t interrupt the pace of our work and we finished everything well ahead of the May 31 deadline,” said Vishal Dev, sports secretary, Odisha.advertisement”The 90-day challenge, despite being tiresome, was an amazing experience for us. The chief minister (Naveen Patnaik) took personal interest in the progress of the stadium,” said Dev. “The stadium wouldn’t have been possible without the workers, who actually turned our dreams into reality. It shows that if we believe in something, you can achieve it,” added Dev.THE OPENING CEREMONYThe opening ceremony on July 5 saw a floodlit 15,000 capacity stadium packed to the brim lilting to the music of Bollywood composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan, followed by a cultural performance from ‘Thousand Hands’ dance troupe from Thailand. Chief Minister Patnaik, who inaugurated the meet, called it an opportunity to take Odisha to a global platform.Accolades came from none other than the world athletics federation president, Sebastian Coe, who praised the the state-of-the-art facility at the inaugural.The sporting spectacle was preceded by an advertising blitzkrieg announcing the games in major local and national newspapers and television channels. Hoardings of sprinter Dutee Chand, the poster girl of Odisha, dotted the 15 km stretch that led to Bhubaneswar from the airport.”There have been occasions when we were asked, where is Odisha? Now with world-class athletes coming, Odisha is quickly becoming one of the emerging hubs for sports in the country,” said Chandra Sarathi Behera, sports minister, Odisha. “As athletes from over 45 countries see and experience how we managed to build this stadium in just 90 days, they will go back home with positive stories to tell,” said Behera. What better than word-of-mouth publicity for a state that dreams of putting its culture and heritage on the global map.Also Read:India enjoy promising start at Asian Athletics Championshipslast_img read more

28 Oct

a month agoFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala fee

first_imgFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala feeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have failed to agree a compensation deal with Nantes over Emiliano Sala.The Championship club had originally agreed to pay £15 million for the Argentinian before his tragic death earlier this year.Cardiff have now disputed the figure agreed with the Ligue 1 club.FIFA will get involved this week to find a resolution. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

27 Oct

GIF: St. John’s Stars D’Angelo Harrison And Phil Greene IV Combine For An Awesome Bounce Pass Alley-Oop

first_imga shot of an ncaa basketball before a game(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)No, this was not from a live game, and the basket does look a bit short in the shot, but St. John’s basketball stars D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene IV combined for an awesome alley-oop for a Big East Tournament video shoot. Harrison throws a perfect bounce pass which Greene collects during a mid-air spin for a big two-handed dunk. The slow-motion camera work definitely adds something here as well.Harrison to Greene at the #BIGEASTtourney video shoot #SJUBB pic.twitter.com/BOkNd6Vgw5— St. John’s BBall (@StJohnsBBall) March 9, 2015St. John’s is a five seed in this week’s Big East Tournament. The Red Storm kick off the post-season against four-seed Providence at 2:30 on Thursday, March 12.last_img read more