Burundi’s former EAC Minister shot dead Libyan army carries airstrikes on Benghazi Defense Brigades A Libyan television journalist involved in coverage of fighting between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the second city of Benghazi has been assassinated, officials and witnesses said Thursday.Muftah al-Qatrani, director of the private production company Al-Anwar, was killed by a gunshot to the head on Wednesday, an interior ministry official told AFP.“Friends who visited his office found him dead on a chair, covered in blood,” the official said, adding that an inquiry had been launched into the killing.A witness, who declined to be named, said the producer’s office was in the center of Benghazi.“No neighbors or surrounding businesses had any idea what had happened and no weapon was found near the body,” the witness said.AFPRelated 2 Policemen shot dead by suspected poacher
His son got burned by the blaze thattotally gutted their house. Police investigators said Alapar,whose wife was working abroad, set his house on fire on Friday. The motive in the incident was notimmediately established. The fatalities were 24-year-old RolinAlapar and his 4-year-old son, a police report showed. BFP BAGO CITYAshes remain as 24-year-old Rolin Alapar set his house on fire – which killed him and his son – in Barangay Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental on Friday. Officers of the Bago City policestation were investigating the incident./PN BACOLOD City – A man who was believedto have committed suicide by burning his house was found dead with his son inBarangay Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
Indiana Conservation Officers are offering Indiana boaters useful tips for an enjoyable and safe summer on the water.Conservation Officers, who will be patrolling Indiana waterways this summer, are encouraging boaters to become familiar with state boating laws and to follow these safety tips:Always wear your lifejacket.Never sit on the gunwale (sides) of a motorboat while in motion.Do not ride on the bow decking of a motorboat while in motion.Never tow a skier or tuber without an observer.Pay attention to marker buoys and idle zone restricted areas.If over 21, consume alcoholic beverages in moderation (0.08 is the legal limit).Use navigational lights and anchor lights between sunset and sunrise.Obey the night time speed limit of 10 mph on all inland lakes.Indiana had 58 open water drownings in 2013, the most recent available statistic. Many drownings are preventable by wearing a life jacket.Lt. Kenton Turner, Indiana’s boating law administrator, said accidents on the water can happen too fast to reach and put on a life jacket that is stowed away.“It’s important that everyone wears a lifejacket while on the water,” Turner said. “There is no reason why you, your family and friends can’t have fun on the water while also wearing a life jacket.”The Indiana Boating Guide is available online here. Hard copies are available at most boat marinas.Watch an informative boating violations video at here >>Anyone witnessing boating violations or in need of assistance from a Conservation Officer can call (812) 837-9536 to reach any officer in the state.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — A Metamora woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Franklin County Monday morning.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Jan L. McCulloch was driving northbound on State Road 121.She told police that while she was looking to find her cell phone her vehicle went off the roadway, striking a utility pole.McCulloch was transported to Margaret Mary Health for the treatment of her injuries.
Bronzie Lawson led the last 10 laps in winning his Virginia Sprint Series career-first feature win at Langley Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)By Jim HainesHAMPTON, Va. (July 1) – On a hot Saturday evening at Langley Speedway, rookie Bronzie Lawson found the way to the front of the Virginia Sprint Series field and stayed there for his first IMCA RaceSaver win.Mike Leraas and Mike Keeton paced the field to feature green and raced that way for a lap before Leraas edged away with Jerald Harris on his tail.Harris went high and into the lead, leaving Leraas to deal with Keeton as Lawson worked his way up to fourth. Harris streaked away until he misjudged lapping a car, ending both their nights against the wall.Lawson restarted third and quickly got by Keeton for second. With 10 laps to go, Lawson got a run and moved to the front and stayed smooth and steady all the way to the checkered flag.Feature results – 1. Bronzie Lawson; 2. Mike Leraas; 3. Mike Keeton; 4. Tom Humphries; 5. Anthony Linkenhoker; 6. Bill Rice; 7. Glenn Worrell; 8. Chris Ware; 9. Josh Perreault; 10. Ron Moyers; 11. Neil Sandridge; 12. Jack Rice; 13. Tony Harris; 14. Charlie Ware; 15. Jerald Harris; 16. Daren Bolac.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCal (11-15, 5-8) vs. Washington (12-15, 2-12)Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cal looks to extend Washington’s conference losing streak to 10 games. Washington’s last Pac-12 win came against the Oregon State Beavers 64-56 on Jan. 16. Cal beat Washington State by nine on the road on Wednesday. Washington looks to end streak vs Cal FRESHMAN FOUR: Washington has relied heavily on its freshmen this year. Isaiah Stewart, Jaden McDaniels, Nahziah Carter and Hameir Wright have collectively accounted for 67 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 62 percent of all Huskies points over the last five games.MIGHTY MATT: Matt Bradley has connected on 37.4 percent of the 139 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 18 over his last three games. He’s also made 84.9 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Washington has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 70 points while giving up 74.5.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Huskies have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Golden Bears. Washington has 35 assists on 64 field goals (54.7 percent) across its past three outings while Cal has assists on 26 of 68 field goals (38.2 percent) during its past three games.TOUGH DEFENSE: Washington has held opposing teams to 38.1 percent shooting from the field this year, the lowest percentage among all Division I teams. The Huskies have allowed 39.9 percent from the field over their nine-game losing skid, however.___ Associated Press February 21, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
THE Guyanese trio of Dexter ‘The Kid’ Marques, Elton ‘Coolie Bully’ Dharry and Dexter ‘Cobra’ Gonsalves will form part of a Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) boxing card, scheduled for January 20 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Marques, the reigning CABOFE and Guyana flyweight champion, will headline the card against a Venezuelan opponent. This fight is seen as a warm-up for his Commonwealth title shot against Jay Harris of Wales on March 31 at the Copperbox Arena.Marques is the mandatory challenger for Harris, who is the current Commonwealth flyweight title-holder. That fight is being promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.“Since Dexter will be the underdog in that match, we expect that his rigorous training will be put on display on January 20 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall as he prepares for the fight that could change his life, and give Guyana its next world title,” the GBBC said in a statement.Marques currently has a record of 16-2-0, and is unbeaten in his last eight fights. His last defeat was against Dharry in May 2011.Dharry, the WBC CABOFE and IBF Inter-Continental bantamweight champion, is also listed to appear on the card and no doubt the fiery pugilist would want toi extend his unbeaten run, which is currently at 18 fights, his last defeat way back in 2009.With a record of 21-5-1, the reigning Guyana bantamweight champion, who is based in USA, will fight in Guyana for the first time since February 2016.Dharry and Gonsalves are set to fight opponents out of neighbouuring Venezuela. The names of those fighters will be made public shortly.Gonsalves will also use the upcoming fight as preparation for a clash against Bahamas lightweight champion Meacher Major, and once the result goes his way the Guyanese could be in with a shot at the Commonwealth title, the GBBC said.“The GBBC continues to support the amateur ranks and create a path for young fighters as the card will also feature four fighters from the Venezuelan amateur team putting their pugilistic skills and patriotism on the line against top Guyanese amateur fighters,” the GBBC release stated.It added, “Fans are encouraged to come out in support of this inter-country rivalry which could test the limits of our local fighters as they go up against the very best that Venezuela has to offer.Tickets will be on sale at the Giftland Stores and Assuria General Insurance offices in Georgetown, Diamond, Berbice, Parika and Vreed-en-Hoop.”Further information on the card can be had from the GBBC on 226-9236, 226-9245 or NexGen Global Marketing Services on 668-7419, 645-0944, 231-0861.
WITH Latin America powerhouses, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, set to participate in the fourth edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament, scheduled for August, the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will commence preparation for the event with an Under-16 competition next Sunday at the National Gymnasium.Sunday’s competition is the first of several and preparation will include camps, run by AIBA Three Star coach Sebert Blake and Cuban Francisco Roldan.The Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament is scheduled for August 16-18 in Guyana and for the first time would see the two Spanish-speaking islands take part. GBA president Steve Ninvalle explained that Team Guyana will have to step up preparation if the locals are to retain the Caribbean title.“The decision is to start early. We were able to withstand the English-speaking Caribbean before, but Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic are a different kettle of fish. Early, sustained and strategic preparation is expected to greatly help us in the quest,” Ninvalle said.Over 30 boxers from around the country, including Shaquincy Wright of the Essequibo Gym and Richard Howard Jr. of Forgotten Youth Foundation, will be at the National Gymnasium for Sunday’s competition.In addition, Alesha Jackman, nominated by GBA for the 2018 Junior Sportswoman-of-the-Year award is scheduled to take the ring. Blake has been tasked with organising camps for the young pugilists.The gyms expected to participate on Sunday are: Essequibo, Forgotten Youth Foundation, Harpy Eagles, Pocket Rocket, Ricola, Rose Hall Jammers and Young Achievers.Fight-time is 18:00hrs.
Tags: CBAESMMPHvolleyball Up against Cato-Meridian 24 hours later, the Brothers were quite impressive, taking the first two sets by scores of 25-15 and 25-13 and then closing out the Blue Devils 25-18 for the sweep as DeLorenzo had 15 digs, eight aces and three kills.Lauren Griffith got 21 assists and five aces, passing it to Bella Roberson, who again had 11 kills. Delaney Della Donna got seven kills and five aces, Molly Niedzwiecki adding seven aces and four kills as Olivia Zoeckler also got four kills.East Syracuse Minoa, who prevailed in five sets over Central Valley Academy on Jan. 17, took a four-set defeat to the Oneida Indians in last Tuesday’s action. The Spartans lost the first two sets 25-18 and 25-12, and though it was able to prolong the match by claiming a close third set 25-23, it could not quite take it further, Oneida winning the fourth 25-21.Defensively, Alana Day had 15 digs for ESM, adding five aces, with Helaina Scolaro getting 14 digs and Morgan Ransom 11 digs. Ariana Costanzo produced 16 assists and five aces as Skyler Mahoney and Olivia Fortuno each had eight kills, Mahoney also putting up six blocks.For the Indians, Jamie Jones had 14 kills, with Zoey Fox getting 24 assists. Defensively, Elysia Carbajal earned 15 digs and Abby Phillips had 11 digs.Things did not get easier last Thursday against Utica Proctor, ESM absorbing a 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 defeat to the Raiders as its record fell to 5-10.Another loss came on Friday as those other Spartans from New Hartford split two 25-18 sets with ESM before taking the next two sets by 25-12 and 25-15 margins.Manlius-Pebble Hill continued to search for its first win of the season, having taken three-set losses to Tully, Fabius-Pompey and Weedsport in a five-day stretch from Jan. 14 to 18.Then it was Onondaga defeating the Trojans 25-7, 25-16, 25-12 last Tuesday night and, in a rematch with Tully on Thursday, MPH fell to the Black Knights 25-9, 25-13, 25-11, and a night later lost 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 to Fabius-Pompey.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story After a pair of defeats to Chittenango the previous week, the Christian Brothers Academy girls volleyball team looked to regain its winning form.The Brothers beat Pulaski in four sets last Thursday as Kristen DeLorenzo, who passed 1,000 career digs a week earlier, added 22 to that total, also earning eight aces and four kills.With her 11 kills, Bella Roberson paced CBA’s front line as Ashley Brown got eight kills. Delaney Della Donna had six kills, three blocks, five digs and four aces, Lauren Griffith getting 11 assists and three kills while Makenna Shultz (nine assists) helped in the back.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoIt’s not everyday a defense only gives up three points, an offense scores on its first four drives, and everybody leaves the game feeling somewhat disappointed and unsatisfied. But that is exactly how the University of Wisconsin football team walked away from Saturday’s 34-10 victory over Division I-AA Western Illinois. “There are so many things that we did wrong, I think,” senior middle linebacker Mark Zalewski said. “We did some things well, but our defense can be a lot better than how we played today and how we played the first game. We want to be great, we just have to correct a lot of things.””We still have a lot of work to do, offensively, defensively, special teams-wise,” sophomore tight end Travis Beckum said. While all the players were quick to point out that a victory, no matter how it is earned, is rewarding, the overall sloppy and inconsistent play of Wisconsin (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) against a I-AA opponent (a school with no military affiliation, yet is the only institution in the country to use the nickname and imagery of the U.S. Marine Corps as Leatherneck is slang for a Marine) did put a damper on the day. “There wasn’t any number that jumped out at you, [but] I didn’t like the way they creased us up the middle a little bit,” Bielema said, who earned his first home victory as UW’s head coach. “I don’t think we tackled well. I counted on four occasions — two in the first half and two right away in the second half, where we should’ve been off the field after third down if we just make the tackles. That concerns me because that is a basic element of football that we [need] to have instilled in their minds.”Redshirt freshman running back P.J. Hill bowled his way to 102 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on 22 rushes. Hill cut through the WIU defense like a clipper ship through choppy water, leaving a trail of Leathernecks in his wake, often breaking two or three tackles on a run.”That’s my running game, I like to play real physical,” Hill said, adding he was looking to create contact as he ran. “If you beat up on the defenders, the next play they will approach you a different way.”I saw a lot of them breaking down a little early, and then I was just able to get around them.””To me, as a head coach, when I look out on the field and see a running back who is pounding his jersey number telling me to give him the ball … that is a mentality that we can win with,” Bielema said.While Hill was dominant, the rest of the Badger offense was just lukewarm. Despite Hill’s day, the team ended up averaging only 2.8 yards per carry. And the passing game wasn’t error free either, with several drops marring what was otherwise another strong game from the Badger receivers. Even senior quarterback John Stocco, who finished with 227 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-25 passing, was up and down.”He wasn’t clean either,” Bielema said. “There were some things that were down the field [that he missed], and I know we’ll sit back as coaches and do a good job of evaluating exactly what we were asking him to do.”The feelings after the game were so muddled that in a period of about 30 seconds Hill expressed thoughts that the Badgers both “improved a little” on offense and “took a little step back,” epitomizing the polarizing feel of a 24-point home-opener victory that was tougher than it should have been. “I get bothered by people who don’t even give teams like us a chance; they just assume there is going to be a 40-point win,” said Don Patterson, Leatherneck’s head coach. “Even though they don’t give much hope to our football players, I know, and these guys know, that we came in here to play hard for 60 minutes in order to get a victory.”The up-and-down nature of the game started right from the opening gun. On the opening kickoff, junior return man Jarvis Minton took the ball, made a nice cut to the outside and looked poised for a big return — until WIU’s Robert Hodges knocked the ball out of Minton’s hands from behind, resulting in a fumble recovered by the Leathernecks at the UW 36-yard line.”I saw Jarvis (Minton) had the ball on the inside shoulder, or inside hand, and the Western Illinois player couldn’t wait to get there because he knew what he was going to do and executed that,” Bielema said.But the Badger defense held strong and kept Western Illinois to only a field goal, in what turned out to be the only points the WIU offense would score all day. The much ballyhooed Wisconsin defense went on to force three turnovers and another turnover on downs, but also gave up a surprisingly high 246 yards and 3.6 yards a carry by the Leathernecks, numbers that could prove damning against upper-tier opponents.”It’s really safe to say [that we aren’t satisfied],” junior receiver Paul Hubbard said after the game. We should’ve played a lot better. I feel like we took a couple steps back from the first game.”Western Illinois continually looked on the verge of putting a scare into Wisconsin with drives deep into Badger territory, but kept turning the ball over, either throwing an interception in the end zone on a sparkling play by senior safety Joe Stellmacher, or falling short on a fourth and two trick play where tailback Alex Douglas took a toss and threw back across the field to quarterback Steve LaFalce. It appeared as if Wisconsin would pull away when the sharp UW special teams unit jumped on a muffed punt and looked to have the ball in Leatherneck territory. That is, until the officials ruled that the play would be wiped away after there was an inadvertent whistle while the ball was in the air and would be re-kicked, drawing the ire of the Badger faithful and Bielema.”The part that I was frustrated about was that nobody knew the answer,” Bielema said. “I was very emphatic with the officials during the course of the game that I know I’m a rookie coach, and everybody else in that stadium knows it now, I don’t want to be treated like a rookie coach.”The Badgers finally nailed the coffin shut when converted tight end Andy Crooks turned an innocent looking short pass from Stocco into a 24-yard score, turning upfield immediately and avoiding defenders until he crashed into the end zone. Stocco took a shot to the helmet from WIU linebacker Jason Williams on the play and stayed on the Camp Randall turf for a moment, prompting the training staff to come onto to the field. Stocco shortly walked off the field on his own power, and even though he didn’t return for the final 10 minutes of the game, he assured media members that he was fine after the game. “I knew John (Stocco) was going to get up, and that’s the great thing about him. It wasn’t anything serious,” Bielema said. “I was worried it was something in the lower body, but it wasn’t. He just got whacked pretty good and had a smile on his face 10 seconds later.”If the last three Badger offensive series are any indication, it’s a good thing that Stocco was alright following the big hit, because things turned ugly when backup quarterback Tyler Donovan and the second-string offense stepped into the game. In three offensive series the unit put up some paltry numbers: minus-28 yards offense, five penalties, two sacks, zero completions and one interception returned for a touchdown. Even the stellar special teams unit got in on the action with a kickoff return to the one-yard line and an unsightly, uncharacteristic 33-yard punt by DeBausche.”Lot of things they can clean up,” Stocco said. “We can’t have those mistakes … that is something that we all have to clean up.”