Farmer shot to death by motorcycle-riding gunmen

first_imgAccording to police investigators, the incident happened around 2:44 p.m. on May 21. Nobleza was on his way home when attacked by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen. ILOILO City – While walking home in Barangay Improgo, Sara, Iloilo, a farmer was shot several times.  They have yet to establish the motive as well./PNcenter_img Officers of the Sara police station were still trying to identify as of this writing who may have fired at the victim. The 44-year-old Rey Destacamento sustained multiple gunshot wounds, a police report showed. He was declared dead at the Sara District Hospital.last_img

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UEFA/CAF Tourney: Eaglets tackle host Turkey in opener

first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA changes venue of Player of the Season award ceremony, Champions League draw UEFA returning N259bn to broadcasters due to COVID-19 European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure The Turkey Technical Centre in Istanbul will witness some interesting football when five-time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, file out against their counterparts from Turkey, host nation of the UEFA/CAF U17 International Tournament, on Sunday.Eaglets and their officials arrived in Istanbul on Friday and had their first training session at the Turkey Technical Centre on Saturday morning before the officials proceeded to attend a technical meeting of all the eight participating teams at the tournament.Speaking after the technical meeting, Manu Garba, Head Coach of the team, insisted that the tournament is a perfect opportunity to test the readiness of the players for the task ahead at the FIFA U17 World Cup starting next month in Brazil.“I am very optimistic that the tournament will come good for the players to stand the test of time in Brazil. Playing Turkey will definitely be a strong test for the team.” Manu stated.Angola will battle Scotland in another game on Sunday.The eight participating teams at the UEFA/CAF U17 International Tournament are host Turkey, Nigeria, Scotland, Angola, Cameroon, Senegal, Paraguay and Guatemala.This year’s FIFA U17 World Cup finals will hold October 26 to November 17 in Brazil.21 EAGLETS IN TURKEY FOR UEFA/CAF TOURNEYGoalkeepers: Joseph Oluwabusola; Sunday Stephen; Suleiman ShaibuDefenders: Shedrack Tanko; Ikenna Ferdinand; Usman Mohammed; Charles Etim; David OdukoMidfielders: Samson Tijani; Mubaraq Adeshina; Shuaibu Abdulrazaq; Akinkunmi Amoo; Olatomi Olaniyan; Peter Agba; Ibraheem Jabaar; Fawaz Abdullahi; Suleiman LawalForwards: Olakunle Olusegun; Mayowa Abayomi; Wisdom Ubani; Divine Nwachukwu. Tags: UEFAlast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball is never out of a game because of its full-court press

first_img Published on March 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Jim Boeheim isn’t afraid to let everyone in an arena know when his team is desperate, when he has no other choice but to change his defense.Then, he turns to the press.It propelled the Orange to the Final Four last year, overcoming a 14-point deficit with 10 minutes left in the Elite Eight. And it’s what has led to three comeback wins in the past month.“At that stage, you’re desperate. You’re just trying to fly around and make a play,” said Syracuse’s head coach. “It’s been at the end of games. … You’re down 10, it’s a desperation situation and you just try to make the play and make something happen. … There’s no other chance but to force a turnover.”The Orange (17-13, 9-8 Atlantic Coast) has trailed by double digits in eight straight games. Outside of a 20-point loss at then-No. 7 Louisville, the contests were decided by an average of 4.3 points and SU went 4-4 in the eight-game stretch. Even in the three games Syracuse lost, the press made it close.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn many ways, the full-court press salvaged the Orange’s entire season. Boeheim applies the tactic sparingly and knows a good team can figure out a way to beat it easily once it adjusts. But in short segments, SU has relied on the press to climb back into games in which it previously had no chance.“It catches (opponents) by surprise. They don’t expect it,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said. “We don’t use it all game and then all of a sudden they take a breath. They’re not ready for it. I don’t think they prepare for it as much in practice.”At the start of the season, Boeheim said his team would likely press more because of the depth he had at his disposal. SU used it in nonconference play to test out what he had. Early on, his players didn’t execute the scheme to his standard.After a season-opening 28-point win over Colgate on Nov. 11, Boeheim said the press was horrendous.“I guess they can’t do it,” Boeheim said when asked why it was ineffective. “Why did Donald Trump become president? I don’t know.”A week and a half later, Boeheim explained Syracuse would need the press at some point later in the year. That’s why he was experimenting in games such as a 42-point win over South Carolina State. Even as late as 14 games into the year, Boeheim cited it as an area for concern. After a 15-point loss at Boston College, he described the press as something “we can’t do.”Two months later, the press is a key reason SU is still in the mix for an NCAA Tournament bid. Instead of playing the nine or 10 players like Boeheim expected, Syracuse uses only six or seven each game as a result of injuries. The starting lineup now consists of four first-year players and a sophomore. Once they meshed together, the press improved, too.Sophomore forward Tyler Lydon attributes the press’ success to the urgency with which he and his teammates play it. Tactically, not much changed from the full-court approach, graduate transfer Andrew White said. Except recently, Syracuse’s press is causing turnovers unlike in the beginning of the year.“I’m amazed at how effective it is and how infrequently they use it,” Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings said. “I wish I could do that is what I’m trying to say.”With SU down 10 against North Carolina State late in the second half, Boeheim flipped to the press from his traditional 2-3 zone. The Orange forced four turnovers down the stretch, pushing the game into overtime and eventually winning.A week later, SU pressed with the same amount of time remaining against Clemson. The Tigers committed three late turnovers and Syracuse won at the buzzer.“They take away the primary pass, they get you in the corner, they take away the second pass to the guy taking it out, they take away the middle pass,” Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. “You’ve got to attack it quickly or you’re going to be in trouble. It’s an outstanding press.”Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner said opponents can’t simulate it in practice. The Orange ranks as the 12th tallest team in the country, per Kenpom.com. As opponents try to play cautiously to protect leads, SU pounces when it should be squirming.Considering Syracuse’s short rotation, playing defense for 94 feet isn’t an option for more than a few minutes at a time. Lydon and White both have played every second in the Orange’s last 10 games. They can only go so far until fatigue sets in.But the infrequency with which Boeheim uses the press is part of what makes it so effective. In short spurts, it accomplishes what it needs to.SU’s hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament are dangling. But with only one regular-season game left and the ACC tournament remaining, the press is why Syracuse is never out of a game.“We work on it all the time. Every year,” Boeheim said before the season. “We work on our press every year a lot. Almost every practice. And some years we just don’t use it much at all and other years it’s been very important for us.”This year it has been the latter. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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