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

Ellsworth boys down Hermon

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Cooper Henderson of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past Joe Plummer of the Hermon Hawks in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win on Tuesday.PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Thanks to three snowstorms in less than a week, neither the Ellsworth Eagles nor the Hermon Hawks have seen much recent gym time. And it showed on Tuesday night as both teams got off to slow starts in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win over the Hawks at Katsiaficas Gymnasium.The Eagle boys, currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Maine Class B standings, built a 7-0 lead on a rebound putback by junior Bruce St. Peter, a three-pointer by junior Alex Braley and a pair of free throws by Cooper Henderson.Hermon finally got on the scoreboard midway through the first period when senior Ryan Kelley hit from underneath. But the Eagles added six more points on baskets by Henderson, junior Bryce Harmon and St. Peter before Hermon senior Timothy Verrill connected from outside to end the period.Ellsworth managed just eight more points in the second quarter, three of them coming on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by junior Nick Bagley, and Hermon added just six on back-to-back baskets by junior Donte Bennett and a pair of free throws by junior Tyler Beaton.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith the Eagles taking a 21-10 lead into the third quarter, the teams matched basket for basket as the scoring pace picked up a bit. St. Peter notched six of Ellsworth’s 10 points and Beaton had seven of Hermon’s nine.St. Peter took charge for the Eagles in the fourth period, scoring six more points in the opening moments as Ellsworth pushed the lead to 37-21.But the Hawks continued to battle.Freshman Keenan Marseille scored all of his nine points in the final period, cutting the Eagle lead to single digits with a three-pointer with 40 seconds to go.But the Eagles were content to run out the clock, with Harmon hitting a pair of free throws on two trips to the foul line in the final 29 seconds to cap the scoring.St. Peter finished with a game-high 18 points, along with six rebounds, and Harmon added 11 for the Eagles, who upped their record to 11-5.Beaton had 11 points to lead the Hawks, who saw a six-game win streak snapped by the Eagles. Hermon is ranked sixth with a 12-4 record. Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Competition at campus basketball courts draws local residents, students

first_imgWhile fans cheered on the USC basketball team Tuesday night at the Galen Center, across the street, players stole the spotlight on a different set of courts.The courts there are a little more dingy, with tattered nets and a thin layer of sand covering the cement. There is no scoreboard and no announcer, and players compete under the yellow wash of lights mounted on the adjoining parking garage.Hoops · Local residents frequently play basketball at the courts across from the Galen Center. The courts are used almost every night, but often remain vacant during the day. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanBut even though these courts aren’t nearly as ornate or well-kept as the Galen Center — or even the courts in the Lyon Center, for that matter — the games they host might be more important for USC’s image than those in either of the other venues.The two basketball courts located on the edge of campus — nestled between Gate 3, Figueroa Street and Parking Structure X — have become a mecca of sorts for basketball enthusiasts over the years. Though the courts are close to the freshmen dorms and sometimes attract USC students, a different crowd comes out to play at night: people who live in the neighborhood.“You get a good workout up here,” said 19-year-old Wayne McIntyre, who lives near campus. “I come here because I [see] the homies and I like playing basketball.”McIntyre and his friends play basketball on the courts regularly — he said he comes to campus “every other day.” There’s always someone on the courts in the evenings, he said, especially on the weekends.“There’s always competition,” he said.But competition marks every basketball court. What sets these courts apart, players said, is that here — unlike elsewhere in South Los Angeles — the competition doesn’t get out of hand.“Elsewhere people are getting mad regularly,” said Clifford Warrn, a 20-year-old who plays on the USC courts daily. “Not so much here. There’s really no arguing — nobody’s causing trouble.”“You can’t say the same thing about other courts,” McIntyre said.There’s something else uncommon about the outdoor courts: Although they are on campus and near many freshmen dorms, they are usually vacant during the day. They don’t come alive until 6 or 7 p.m., when the lights on the parking garage flicker on and players trickle in from different directions — mostly from outside of USC’s gates. Many students say they go elsewhere on campus to play basketball and rarely think about these courts.Anand Abraham, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, said he has never played basketball on the outdoor courts. He usually plays at Cardinal Gardens or at the Lyon Center, even though he said the latter is “always crowded.”“They’re just closer to me,” Abraham said.Though Daryl Trotter, a junior majoring in architecture, has played basketball on the courts with his friends from the surrounding neighborhood for the past three and a half years, he said he doesn’t see too many other students around. Still, Trotter said, it would not be a problem if students were to visit the courts more often.“People over here wouldn’t even care,” Trotter said. “I think it’d actually be cool.”Bruce Morrissette, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said he used the courts last year and most of the other players were not USC students. Although some students might have negative misconceptions about the neighborhood surrounding USC and the people who live near the university, Morrissette said he had no problems playing basketball with players who weren’t students.“I always thought it was fine,” he said. “I really didn’t see any problems. People got a little into it sometimes, but that’s just competition.”For Trotter, the courts are the place where his friends in the neighborhood can feel like they’re part of the USC community.“A lot of people also come here because it’s up at ’SC. People who are fans of ’SC sports like to come here and ball and play sports at the ’SC courts,” he said. “It makes them feel at home.”Still, some of the regulars said it’s not about the relationship between USC and the neighborhood, and it doesn’t matter who shows up to the courts.“If they can play, they can play,” Warrn said. “It doesn’t matter.”last_img read more