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first_imgNigerian security forces are bracing for a possible attack during the holy month of Ramadan.They’ve stepped up patrols around mosques. Boko Haram militants are known to strike during Ramadan.An Islamic group, the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO), Wednesday, called on the militant sect, Boko Haram, to shelve its attacks, in the spirit of Ramadan.The group made the appeal in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to mark the Ramadan period; stressing that the violent organization should henceforth apply a non-violent option.A few weeks ago the Nigerian Defence Headquarters said it had uncovered plots by sect to bomb locations in Nigeria during the forthcoming Ramadan fast.“Information available to this Headquarters indicated plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan periods which usually attracts gathering of large number of persons during morning and evening worships and prayers to carryout large scale bombings,” Rabe Abubakar, Nigeria’s director of military information said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.Mr. Abubakar, a brigadier general, said, “Against this background, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) wishes to once again advice the general public to be watchful of strange persons and objects in their localities particularly, around places of worships and to promptly report same to security agencie.last_img read more

first_img Reported by Oakland County Water Commissioner Jim Nash visited the Kenbrook Media Center last week to talk to the Kenbrook Koalabotz about the human water cycle.The Koalabotz include Kenbrook Elementary School’s FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Teams created this year by a dedicated group of Kenbrook Elementary STEAM Club parents, with the financial support of the Farmington Hills Education Foundation and the Kenbrook PTA.The FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teach team members to apply science, engineering, and math concepts, plus a big dose of imagination, to develop solutions to real-world challenges.FIRST LEGO League Jr. Teams design, build, and program models using Lego WeDo 2.0 sets, and FIRST LEGO League teams design, build, and program Lego Mindstorms robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Along the way, members develop critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.This year, the challenge themes are “Aqua Adventures” and “Hydrodynamics.” Each team is invited to research and explore elements of the human water cycle. Students are asked to explore how they get the water they use in their daily lives – whether it’s the water they use to brush their teeth, quench their thirst, cook food, or even take a swim. With the help of Commissioner Nash, the Kenbrook Koalabotz explored where our local water comes from, how the Oakland County Water Commission makes sure that our water is safe to drink, and what happens when our water and storm water goes down a drain.To learn more about FIRST programs, visit– Submitted story admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“We know how important our last two games are. Ganun pa rin, our plan is to win the every game, every time. Our last game is NorthPort. Kailangan ready kami. Hindi kami puwedeng mag-relax,” said KaTropa head coach Ferdinand “Bong” Ravena.KaTropa’s victory against the Dyip did not come easy. It saw its 18 points edge trimmed to 91-94 by a strong fourth quarter run by the Dyip before creating distance anew at 101-93 on hits from Kelly Williams and Yousef Taha.Columbian made its last push to come to within 98-101 on two free throws by John Paul Calvo and a triple by Rashawn McCarthy but KaTropa hang on to defense in the final seconds forcing McCarthy to miss on two potential game-tying treys.Jaymar Perez had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists while McCarthy added 17 markers for the Dyip, which ended their elimination round matches with 4-7 win-loss card.Meanwhile, Magnolia Hotshots bolstered its quarterfinals hopes after taking down Blackwater Elite, 97-87, for its second consecutive victory. The Hotshots now has 5-5 win-loss card while the Elite bows out with 2-9 slate.Rome dela Rosa had his best game this conference with 17 points while Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang chipped in 16 markers each for the Hotshots. Rey Mark Belo and Allein Maliksi had 16 points each for the already-eliminated Blackwater./PN TNT KaTropa’s Ryan Reyes soars for a layup as Columbian Dyip’s Jaymar Perez tries to give chase. TNT KaTropa bolstered its bid for a top-two finish in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup after a 101-98 escape over the Columbian Dyip last night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. PBA PHOTO MANILA – TNT KaTropa bolstered its bid for a top-two finish in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup after a 101-98 escape over the Columbian Dyip last night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Jayson Castro finished with 20 points while Ryan Reyes and Jeth Troy Rosario had 19 points each.The KaTropa cruised to its fifth straight win to improve to a 7-3 win-loss slate.The KaTropa have also moved closer to sealing a twice-to-beat quarterfinals incentive if it wins its remaining match against NorthPort Batang Pier tomorrow and hope that Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings (5-3) drop one of its remaining matches.last_img read more

first_imgDay 4 Results (pdf) | Complete Meet Results (pdf)CLEVELAND, Miss. – The West Florida women’s swimming & diving team won four of the final five events and captured seven medals on Saturday to complete its second-consecutive wire-to-wire victory in the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships. UWF also posted one NCAA automatic qualifying time and six consideration times en route to scoring 1,765 points. Runner-up Delta State finished with 1,635, while St. Cloud State had 1,409, Minnesota State, Mankato had 1,169 and Henderson State was fifth with 936. “When we reflect on it, we’re going to be pleased with our performances and we’re obviously delighted to have won the meet,” UWF head coach Andrew Hancock said. “I’d add ‘relieved’ in there as well. It was a tough one. We faced a lot of adversity this week and the girls had to respond. “We saved our best day for last fortunately. We had a phenomenal morning and just built on that tonight. We’re very proud of them, proud of the way they fought, proud of the way they represent UWF and we just couldn’t be happier.” The night didn’t start off as the Argonauts would have liked, seeing their 44-point lead cut down to just nine following the 1650 Freestyle in which Delta State scored six swimmers compared to four for UWF. Sophomores Madeline Pitt and Angelina Gallastegui were again on the podium, earning silver and bronze medals, respectively. Pitt was just off her career-best time with a 17:07.09 and Gallastegui out-touched a Delta swimmer in 17:24.61. “We knew we’d give some points back in the mile, but then we knew that some of those events that were coming were going to be pretty strong,” Hancock added. For the 36-point total that was eaten away in the 1650, the Argonauts got them all back and then some in the 100 Individual Medley as five swimmers combined to score 103 points – their third-most in an individual event all week – and push the lead to 79 points. Junior Theresa Michalak secured the record in the inaugural event in 54.80. Ana Cristina de Paula was seventh in the championship final, while Sophia Oliva, Amelia Strom and Gabrielle Spangenberg combined for the high event score. Senior Peggy de Villiers took center stage in the 100 Free, climbing to the top of the podium in the event for the second time in three years with a 51.28 time. Junior Maria de Paula, sophomore Danica Burnett and freshman Lauren Harper all scored in the ‘B’ final. In the 200 Backstroke, junior Rebecca Halfast set a new UWF record with her silver-medal winning B-cut time of 2:01.09. Freshman Pia Hulley was eighth and sophomore Nicole Machado was fourth in the ‘B’ final. With the UWF lead still in the mid-70s and two events remaining, the Argonauts needed to create some breathing room before the 400 Free Relay. Paulina Szydlo did just that in the 200 Breaststroke, rewriting the UWF and NSISC record book by smashing her own record with a NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 2:14.67 – the third-fastest in the country. Ana Christina de Paula scored in sixth place, as Spangenberg and Strom scored in the ‘B’ final to extend the UWF margin to a meet-clinching 120 points. With the pressure off entering the relay, UWF was able to let it all hang out as the quartet of Halfast, Oliva, de Villiers and Michalak broke their own school and meet mark with a 3:26.29. That ‘B’ cut is now the seventh-fastest nationally. UWF swept the four individual awards with Hancock and diving coach Barbara Parker repeating as the Coach and Diving Coach of the Year, respectively. Parker has now won the award all three years of UWF’s existence. Michalak was named the Swimmer of the Meet and junior Monica Amaral was named the Diver of the Year for the second-consecutive year. “I want to congratulate and thank our seniors, Peggy, Paulina and Josie,” Hancock said. “They led by example today, and they’ve led by example all season long.”I want to thank my coaching staff, I’ve got the best staff in the country. Barb Parker is the best diving coach in the country, and Lauren, Kevin and Anna, the work that they did to get these girls ready every single day – my hat’s off to them. When you have great people around you, they make you look pretty good and this one’s theirs as much as anyone else’s.”The title is the second conference swimming crown for the Argonauts and brings the athletic department’s total of conference championships won to 85. UWF will now wait to see how many student-athletes will be invited to the NCAA Championships. The NCAA may announce the list of invited participants as early as the end of the upcoming week. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s our last episode of Argo Sports Weekly for 2018! We recap a great weekend for @UWFWBB, get to know assistant coach Todd Steelman, meet @UWFMensBBall guard Rashaan Benson, and take a look back at a tremendous fall with UWF Athletic Director Dave Scott. #GoArgos Print Friendly Versionlast_img

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  This week Billy Davis pleaded guilty to federal cocaine charges.KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF)- Billy H. Davis is looking at federal jail time following his plea on Tuesday.Last year, Davis spent five days in jail after being charged with one count of conspiring to distribute and process with the intent to distribute a schedule II controlled substance (Cocaine) in the amount of 5 kilograms or more.He was scheduled to have his case heard in front of a jury but opted to plead to a lesser charge this week.The intent to distribute cocaine portion of the charges remained intact but the amount of cocaine was adjusted with it being reduced from 5 kilograms to 500 grams. While Davis, of LaFollette, did enter a plea in federal court, he wasn’t sentenced. That will be done at a later date.Within the plea, Davis acknowledged his admittance of guilt could net him between five and 40 years in prison, have a supervised release of at least four years and face a fine of up to $5 million along with a $100 special assessment, according to court records.In the plea, Davis agreed he was “personally responsible” for distributing 1.5 kilograms of cocaine.Davis and one of his co-defendants, Johnny A. Tackett, trafficked narcotics with a confidential source 18 times beginning in Dec. 2018 until March 2019. Over the course of four months, the source bought cocaine and marijuana from the two with Tackett acting as the go between, court records said. Initially, the source would go to Tackett’s house and wait for him to go to Davis’ home to retrieve the drugs. Eventually, Davis began curbside service delivering the drugs to Tackett’s house in a silver Ford F150, the same truck that authorities had placed a tracking device on. The surveillance records matched with information of the tracking unit along with the information from the confidential source confirmed the drug trafficking.This accumulation of evidence gave authorities enough cause to conduct a traffic stop on Davis in March 2019.When police searched the truck, 25 ounces of marijuana and $10,418 was found. Among the just over $10,000 was $960 in marked money the drug task force had used the day before when the source bought cocaine from Davis and Tackett, court records said. Davis further allowed police to search his home where they discovered another 1.3 ounces of marijuana, 9.4 ounces of cocaine along with “several guns, a digital scale and ledgers.”Davis and Tackett aren’t alone in their legal woes. The original federal indictment named a total of 11 men.The group of 11, which dubbed their business Proffitts 360, according to records indicating money seized from a bank account bearing that name, trafficked in illegal activities from July 2018 until May 2019.During the course of the federal investigation DEA authorities began seizing money from members of the group. In March 2019, authorities seized the $10,418 from Davis. A few months later law enforcement confiscated $11,960 from Christopher M. Wyrick and Khadashia J. Wyrick, both of Knoxville, and later seized just over $28,000 from the Proffitts 360 bank account, federal court records indicate. Money wasn’t the only thing the group had taken. A Lexus and Range Rover were taken as authorities moved in on the group as well numerous pieces of gold and diamond jewelry. In the event of a conviction, any seized item, if connected to the alleged drug trade, will be forfeited under U.S. law.While Davis and Tackett are facing federal narcotics charges, they seemingly avoided the money laundering charges faced by others in the group.A sentencing date has not been set for Davis and Tackett has yet to plead. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 05/21/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBIA – Shaq Roland, who has had an up and down career with the University of South Carolina, did not make the trip with the football team to Shreveport, Louisiana.He apparently decided to quit the team and was not dismissed according to school officials.USC coach Steve Spurrier confirmed during a press conference in Shreveport that Roland was no longer with the team.“We wish him the best,” Spurrier said.Roland, a junior, missed the Gamecocks last three practices. He caught 26 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns this season, but never achieved the consistency the coaching wanted.Considered the team’s top receiver entering the season, Roland was quickly surpassed by sophomore Pharoh Cooper who was named first All-Southeastern Conference at the end of the regular season.He was suspended for three games in 2013 for violation of university policy. Roland also missed the Gamecocks trip to Lexington for a game against Kentucky this year after missing the team’s walkthrough on Friday before the game.If he does not return, Roland finishes his career with the Gamecocks with 56 receptions for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns.It is unknown what his next move will be, although he mentioned making himself available for the 2015 National Football League Draft two weeks ago.last_img read more

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But they also learned how dangerous the Crusaders could be, and knew it would be difficult to defeat them again.In the end the Big Reds failed to complete the sweep, falling to Detroit King 41-25 on Saturday in the Division 3 state championship game at Detroit’s Ford Field.Muskegon finished another great season with a sparkling 13-1 record, an O-K Black Conference championship, and Division 3 district and regional championships.Cameron Martinez barrels his way into the end zone for a Muskegon touchdown. Photo/Tim ReillyBut they failed to defend their 2017 state championship, their 27-game game winning streak ended, and they experienced another defeat on the big stage.Muskegon has appeared in state championship games in six of the past seven seasons, but has lost five of them.But when it was all over, Muskegon Coach Shane Fairfield proudly reflected on what a great run his team has had.“I’m proud as heck of those guys,” Fairfield said. “That is not how we wanted it to end, but we’re proud of 27 games. We’re proud of getting here. They’ve battled, they’ve grown and they’ve given me another 14 weeks that I can say for the rest of my life that I was able to coach them.“This is fun. Losing is not fun, but winning 13 games, winning 27 in a row and getting back to another state championship game and winning all those trophies along the way was.”The game turned out to be a contrast in styles, with Muskegon controlling the time of possession with long drives that ate up the clock.Muskegon finished the game with a 21-15 advantage in first downs, a 302-227 edge in rushing yards, and a 29:36 to 18:05 advantage in time of possession.If those stats counted on the scoreboard, the Big Reds would have won.But Detroit King countered with a quick-strike offense, and it proved to be too much for Muskegon.The contest was also a showdown between two of the better quarterbacks in the state – Muskegon junior Cameron Martinez and King senior Dequan Finn.Martinez had another great game on the ground, rushing 37 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns.But Finn did his damage through the air, and it proved to be decisive, completing 9 of 13 passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns. Muskegon only gained 13 yards through the air, and had two very costly dropped passes in key situations in the game.“Our quarterback made some great plays, and they made some great plays,” Fairfield said. “Their quarterback is an amazing kid. It was a combination of (Finn) being a great player and us not making plays.”Myles Walton nearly tips the Dequan Finn pass that put Detroit King up for good in the fourth quarter. Photo/Tim ReillyThe contest was a nail-biter for three quarters.Muskegon struck first on its first possession of the game. The Big Reds started at their own three-yard line, but embarked on a 97-yard, 13-play scoring drive that took nearly seven minutes off the clock.The effort was capped by a 10-yard touchdown run by Martinez with 2:45 left in the first quarter.But King unfurled its quick-strike offense just 75 seconds later, when Finn found Dominick Polidore-Hannah for a 42-yard touchdown strike, and the extra point tied the game at 7-7 with 1:30 left in the first quarter.Finn and Polidore-Hannah hooked up for a second touchdown, this one a 22-yard score, midway through the second quarter to give King its first lead, 14-7, with 6:50 to play in the half.The Big Reds picked up a crucial three points when Carlos Hernandez-Sias connected on a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, leaving King with a 14-10 lead at the break.The Big Reds got the ball to open the third quarter, but a handful of miscues cost them their shot at the lead. A long, would-be touchdown pass was dropped on third down. Muskegon then punted the ball to the King 15, but was called for a penalty on the play and had to re-kick.On the re-kick, the ball was snapped over Hernandez-Sias’ head. He managed to recover the ball and get a kick away, but the Crusaders ended up with great field position at the Muskegon 30.King scored five plays later on a seven-yard run by Finn with 9:16 left in the third quarter, extending its lead to 21-10.The Big Reds answered with another long drive that spanned 62 yards in 13 plays and took more than seven minutes. Martinez capped the drive with a two-yard TD, and the extra point made the score 21-17 with 2:02 left in the third quarter.But King took control in the fourth quarter.Finn led King back down the field on the next drive, and fired a 22-yard touchdown strike to Ahmad Gardner to cap a nine-play, 73-yard drive. The score gave the Crusaders at 28-17 lead with 9:26 left to play.Muskegon punted on its next possession and King took advantage, scoring on a 52-yard run by Peny Boone on the first play from scrimmage, making the score 35-17 with just 6:29 to play.The Big Reds kept playing hard. Martinez found Ali’Vonta Wallace with a 13-yard touchdown pass, then ran in the two-point try with 5:21 to play, pulling Muskegon within 10 points at 35-25.Muskegon attempted an onside kick, but King recovered, then converted a crucial fourth down play with 2:54 remaining to maintain possession.The Crusaders scored with 2:35 to play on a Finn pass that was deflected by a Muskegon player in the end zone, then was hauled in by Darrell Wyatt for a three yard score that iced the victory.“It hurts a lot,” said Martinez, who was a state championship quarterback two years ago as a freshman at Muskegon Catholic Central. “You work so hard and you’re at the last game and you failed, and that’s something you remember for awhile.“Credit the other team who is a great team, and to us for fighting hard. There were a lot of plays that could have been big for us, but were dropped passes and a missed interception. 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