2 undocumented LSIs nabbed in Pontevedra

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Authorities caught two locally stranded individuals (LSI) who allegedly entered the town of Pontevedra in Negros Occidental illegally using their boat. The Pontevedra police requested not to identify the two LSIs, although they confirmed that they were residents of the town’s Barangay Antipolo. Lacson refused to identify which department was involved, although he affirmed to receiving the results of the tests yesterday afternoon. According to police investigators, they received a call from concerned residents in the town’s Barangay Miranda, reporting that they saw two unidentified men arriving by boat in a beach resort in the area on July 28. The two LSIs were later brought to the town’s rural health unit while their boat was seized. They had their specimens collected for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) swab test. In a related development, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed that an employee of the provincial capitol tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID-positive employee, according to the governor, was exposed to his mother who was later found infected with the viral illness.center_img They are supposed to secure a medical certificate from a government physician and travel authority from the Philippine National Police before boarding a plane or vessel which will take them to the island. The provincial government repeatedly announced that LSIs need to contact the focal person of their respective local government units to facilitate their travel into the province. They traveled onboard a small boat from the town of Concepcion in Iloilo. When cops questioned the two LSIs, they presented an expired travel authority, police said. Lacson said the employee had not reported to work since Thursday last week. Cleaning and disinfection procedures have been ramped-up, he added./PNlast_img read more

Welcome Back Concert exhibits new artists

first_imgThe class of 2020, transfer students, and others new to USC had their first opportunity to attend a university-wide event at the annual USC Welcome Back Concert, which took place on Saturday in McCarthy Quad.The show was headlined by Mike Will Made It and LANY, and there were guest appearances from iLoveMakonnen, Lil Dicky, Jeremih and Eearz.The concert was hosted by the Concert Committee, and although the official numbers for this year have not been released, last year’s concert drew 5,000 attendees.“[For] freshmen, this is most likely their first big event on campus,” said Concert Committee Associate Director Caitlin Harriford. “We get the opportunity to hopefully bring in an artist that they are familiar with and enjoy.”To warm up the crowd, the first performance was by LANY, a pop band based out of Los Angeles.They were named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists to Know.” The group performed for about 45 minutes during their set.This year, the event was headlined by Mike Will Made It. Mike Will, an Atlanta based producer, is known as one of the most successful producers in the music industry, particularly rap. The list of collaborating artist include Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Kanye West and Future among many others.Mike Will has also had 23 songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100, including “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd and “Formation” by Beyoncé.During the performance, Mike Will brought out four acts to perform along with him. The first act was Eearz, who is signed under Mike Will’s record label Ear Drummer Records.Lil Dicky followed up with a performance of his hit song “Save Dat Money.” The crowd took very well to the Philadelphia native as he ended up freestyling toward the end of his performance.The third performance was by iLoveMakonnen, a Los Angeles-born and Atlanta-based rapper, who performed his hit songs “Tuesday” and “Swerve.” iLoveMakonnen also debuted a newer song off his latest mixtape, titled Red Trap Dragon.Finally, Jeremih came on to perform his hit songs “773 Love,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em” and “Planez” to end the hour and a half-long performance.Attendees such as Xavier Garcia, a junior majoring in neuroscience, were surprised by the lineup and pleased with the way the concert turned out.“I am a fan of [iLoveMakonnen] particularly so it was great to see him for free,” Garcia said. “I was not sure who to expect since I knew that Mike Will was a producer. I heard some rumors but they didn’t turn out the way I thought.”Others, such as Nate Repasky, a sophomore majoring in business administration and accounting, thought that bringing on lesser-known artists was a poor choice.“I had no clue who the first artist was at all,” Repasky said. “The second was better, but we could afford better names than we did.”last_img read more

Liverpool reach League Cup quarters after 10-goal thriller against Arsenal

first_imgLiverpoolLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool reached the League Cup quarter-finals in thrilling style as their incredible 5-5 draw against Arsenal was followed by a 5-4 penalty shoot-out triumph on Wednesday.Both Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal boss Unai Emery made 11 changes for the fourth round tie, but the understudies served up one of the most entertaining games of the season at Anfield.Arsenal enjoyed a memorable 6-3 League Cup quarter-final win at Liverpool in 2007, but this time they squandered multiple leads in an even more dramatic clash.In the shoot-out, Dani Ceballos’ penalty was saved by 20-year-old Irish keeper Caoimhin Kelleher before 18-year-old Curtis Jones converted the winning kick.Liverpool have won the League Cup a record eight times and they remain on course to lift the trophy for the first time since 2012.After Granit Xhaka’s astonishing outburst at Arsenal fans during Sunday’s traumatic Premier League draw with Crystal Palace, this was another body blow for Arsenal, who lost despite leading 3-1, 4-2 and then 5-4 with seconds to go.Xhaka was absent while Emery debates whether to strip the midfielder of the captaincy, but Arsenal were unable to take advantage of Liverpool’s youthful line-up.With an average age of 23 years and 122 days, it was Liverpool’s youngest starting eleven in any competition since January 2017 as teenagers Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster and Sepp Van Den Berg all featured.Liverpool’s rookies went ahead after just six minutes as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent over a low cross and Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, sliding in to clear, accidently deflected it onto his knee and into the back of his own net.Yet, with all of Liverpool’s star defenders rested, the Premier League leaders were far less solid than usual and Arsenal drew level in the 19th minute.The goal came via an assist from the rarely used Mesut Ozil, who was making his only his third appearance of the season and his first since September 24.Ozil picked out Bukayo Saka in space and when his shot was saved, the unmarked Lucas Torreira slotted home despite Liverpool’s appeals for offside.– Origi heroics – Emery’s team took the lead in the 26th minute after more sloppy defending allowed Ainsley Maitland-Niles to cross and Gabriel Martinelli was on hand to fire into the roof of the net from close-range.Martinelli struck again 10 minutes later when Ozil intercepted Elliott’s loose pass to send Saka clear and he produced a low cross for the 18-year-old Brazilian forward to grab his seventh goal in seven appearances this season.James Milner reduced Liverpool’s deficit with a 43rd minute penalty after Elliott went down under minimal contact from Martinelli.Milner gifted Arsenal their fourth goal in the 54th minute when Maitland-Niles seized on his under-hit back-pass.Ozil kept the ball in play with a nimble piece of footwork and Maitland-Niles tapped into the empty net.Oxlade-Chamberlain got one back for Liverpool with a thunderous long-range drive four minutes later.And Divock Origi equalised with an even better strike in the 62nd minute as the Belgian spun sharply before blasting into the top corner from the edge of the area.But Willock restored Arsenal’s lead in the 70th minute with another contender for goal of the night, the midfielder sprinting away before unleashing a 25-yard rocket.It was only the second time Liverpool have conceded five goals in a home match in the last 66 years.Remarkably, that wasn’t the end of the scoring and Origi acrobatically volleyed Liverpool’s equaliser in stoppage-time, setting the stage for their shoot-out success.Aston Villa moved into the last eight with a 2-1 win over local rivals Wolves at Villa Park.Anwar El-Ghazi put Villa ahead and, after Patrick Cutrone’s equaliser, Ahmed Elmohamady bagged the winner.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Suspends Tolls on Some FL Highways Ahead of Dorian

first_imgGovernor Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of tolls on several Florida highways Sunday afternoon, as preparations continue ahead of a possible impact from Hurricane Dorian.Tolls have been suspended until further notice on these highways:Florida’s TurnpikeAlligator AlleySawgrass ExpresswayBeachline ExpresswayEast and West Beltway, 417 and 429last_img

Brooks’ goal happened just like in a dream

first_imgUnited States’ John Brooks celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Smiling ear to ear after winning a World Cup match with his first international goal, John Brooks had a story to share.“I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and we won the game,” he said. “And now it was the 86th minute and we won.”One of the surprise picks by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Brooks hadn’t been in the starting lineup for the Americans’ World Cup opener against Ghana. But after central defender Matt Besler felt tightness in his right hamstring during the final five minutes of the first half, Klinsmann sent the 21-year-old Brooks on for the start of the second.Just four minutes after Andre Ayew’s 82nd-minute goal wiped out a lead Clint Dempsey had given the U.S. just 29 seconds in, Brooks outjumped Ghana’s John Boye to meet Graham Zusi’s corner kick and bounced an 8-yard header past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.Overcome with emotion, Brooks ran in disbelief, slumped to the ground arms first and felt teammates pile onto him. When they finally moved off, he put both hands to his lips and blew a kiss.Brooks thought back to two nights earlier and the dream.It also was on a header.From a corner kick.Just liked it happened.“It was unbelievable,” Brooks said. “I couldn’t believe it.”United States’ John Brooks, second from left, scores his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)Klinsmann chose Brooks over Clarence Goodson, an unused substitute on the 2010 World Cup team. Among the five German-Americans on the 23-man roster, Brooks made his national team debut last August and had only four appearances entering the World Cup. He was benched twice last season by Hertha Berlin, his club in the German Bundesliga, for a poor performance in December and being unable to train in April because he was hampered by a tattoo on his back.“With John, I saw, we saw, very early that his passing is amazing. He’s very calm for his age. Obviously he’s very strong in the air because he’s so tall,” Klinsmann said. “This is what you read, then you have to figure out is he ready for such a big thing like a World Cup already or maybe does it take another year or two in his development?”Klinsmann consulted with Hertha coach Jos Luhukay and sporting director Michael Preetz.“They expected more from him the last season. There he got a little bit of a lesson from his coach,” Klinsmann said. “It’s part of growing, as well. But we knew that if we had the time now for more than a month to work him through every training session, to teach him some elements of the game, that he’s willing to take that on and learn it quickly. And obviously he learned it quickly.”As the American Outlaws chanted their way out of the stadium, Brooks missed the chance to meet Vice President Joe Biden when he visited the locker room. Brooks and Jermaine Jones had been chosen for random drug tests.Brooks, who lives in Berlin and has family in Chicago, has only visited the U.S. for training camps and vacation. But speaking one day in California last month, he said, “When I’m here, I’m a full American. I play with heart for America.”He had nerves initially Monday, yet is thrilled with how things ended.“I think the first goal was perfect, a perfect start. Couldn’t be better,” Brooks said.Nearly two hours after the final whistle, Brooks was among the last U.S. players to leave the locker room. Someone asked whether he thinks he will start against Portugal on Sunday.“I don’t expect anything,” he said. “I just give my best in every training session, and we’ll see.”NOTES: The team returned to its base camp of Sao Paulo and U.S. F Jozy Altidore was scheduled to have his injured left hamstring examined Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said. Altidore was hurt in the first half and replaced by Aron Johannsson.last_img read more