September 25

Another BJMP personnel tests positive for COVID

first_imgILOILO City – A second personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 6 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that  causes the coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19). The 90 other BJMP-6 personnel would undergo tests, too, on May 20. According to Jail Senior Superintendent Gilbert Peremne, BJMP-6 assistant director for administration, specimens for testing were extracted from the second jail officer on May 12, the day the 14-day quarantine ended. Peremne assured the people of Western Visayas that the bureau was continuously monitoring the health of all inmates in the region. The first BJMP-6 personnel to test positive for COVID-19was part of the 20 frontline jail officers subjected to testing on April 20. “If the results of their tests are all negative for COVID-19, they would be turning to work,” said Peremne. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales./PN The first COVID-19-positive BJMP-6 personnel, 31 years old and assigned as the regional office’s driver, was asymptomatic and immediately placed at the isolation facility in his hometown, Zarraga, Iloilo. This jail officer is now in isolation at the Western Visayas Sanitarium in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. BJMP, an attached agency of the Department of Interior and Local Government, supervises the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails. There is not a single COVID-19 case among inmates so far, he stressed. “Wala ina sia naka-travel to other places. Even before the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Iloilo, naka-lockdown ahead kami tanan nga BJMP personnel as a precautionary measure,” stressed Peremne. He was one of the 91 BJMP-6 personnel classified as persons under monitoring right after the regional jail bureau recorded its first COVID-19 case on April 26; they were immediately put on a 14-day quarantine beginning April 28.last_img read more

September 23

Lady Bulldogs Middle School VB’ers Defeat Lady Trojans

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated Sunman Dearborn 25-9 and 25-15. Sophie Gesell led the team in serving with scoring 11 points and 2 being aces. Alyson Peters served 6 aces, Kate Bauer and Ava Powner each served 3 aces, Annie Negovetich,  Sarah Bedel, and Lydia Haskamp all served one ace. Addison Westrick scored 5 points and Addyson Weiler scored one point. Molly Meer had 2 kills. Annie, Sophie, and Alyson each had a kill. Their record is 7-1. Come cheer on the dogs tomorrow as we play St. Louis!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Graders defeated Sunman-Dearborn in a tight match: 25-22, 22-25, 15-11. The Bulldogs stayed strong and never let up against the Trojans.  Top servers were Margaret Wilson and Renee Lecher with 7 points each. Sara Lamping added 5 points and Laura Schwegman added 4 points.  Annie Shane and Taylor Blanton contributed with 2 points each.  In the front row, Wilson had 4 kills, Schwegman had 3 kills, and Lamping and Raver had 2 kills each.  Adding 1 kill were Shane and Lecher.  The Bulldogs are now 5-3.  Come support the Bulldogs tonight as they face St. Louis at home at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

September 20

Gunners “working hard” for new players

first_img “Mikel has had surgery which went well,” Wenger said. “He had a limited mobility in his ankle and some persistent inflammation that had an impact on his calf. “That meant we had to make the decision to have surgery and it’s a proper solution which gives him the best chance to recover.” Debuchy has made only nine league starts since joining Arsenal from Newcastle in the summer. The France full-back also missed three months earlier in the campaign following ankle-ligament surgery in September. Wenger said: “Mathieu had a surgery on his right shoulder following the injury on Sunday. “It’s very unfortunate for Mathieu, it’s unbelievable because he’s had two surgeries in the same season. “He just came back, he played seven games and he’s out again. I count three months out for Mathieu because contact will be a problem for the shoulder.” Arsenal visit Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday and while Welbeck is not expected to be fit for the game, there was better news regarding Gibbs. “Kieran Gibbs will be training again with the squad on Friday and we will see how he goes from there. His news is positive,” Wenger said. “Danny Welbeck is not ready yet, he is still feeling some pain, so we will have to be patient.” Wenger will be hoping for an improvement on last season’s 6-3 hammering at the Etihad Stadium, as the Gunners look to close the gap on fourth place. Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are the latest in a long line of Arsenal absentees this season, with the duo both confirmed to be out for three months following surgery to ankle and shoulder injuries respectively. They join Jack Wilshere (ankle), Danny Welbeck (thigh), Abou Diaby (calf) and Serge Gnabry (knee) on the sidelines while Kieran Gibbs (heel), Calum Chambers (illness), Mesut Ozil (knee), Theo Walcott (groin) and Olivier Giroud (leg) have all missed recent matches. “Yes we are more (in the market now),” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website. “We have (at right-back) Chambers and we have (Hector) Bellerin, who is coming on well, and I want to give them a chance as well, but of course we are in the market like many other clubs. “We work really hard morning until late night to try to get one or two players in.” Arsenal are close to completing a deal for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, who will have a medical with the club on Friday. Bielik told Legia’s official club website: “‘I’m going to London to fulfil my dreams. I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon.” The 17-year-old Polish youth international is regarded as promising defensive midfielder but has made only six appearances in the Legia first-team this season and is unlikely to provide instant cover for Arteta. Arteta has not played since November 26, when he came off with a calf injury during the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. The 32-year-old was expected to be out for three to four weeks but a subsequent problem with his ankle means he will now miss most of the second half of the season. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits the club’s injury woes have intensified the Gunners’ search for reinforcements in the January transfer window. Press Associationlast_img read more

September 19

Other Sports Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi, Vinesh in final at Medved

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at Medved event.Bajrang, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men’s free style competition in the capital city of Georgia.It is fourth gold of the season for the Asian Games champion Bajrang after standing atop the podium at Dan Kolov, Asian Championship and Ali Aliev tournament.At the Medved event in Minsk, Belarus, Vinesh outclassed local wrestler Yafremenka 11-0 in the 53kg semifinals to be in line for her fourth consecutive gold.Vinesh began with a left-leg attack but could not take advantage after getting a hold. The Indian got on board when Yafremenka lost a point for passivity.In the second period, Vinesh again attacked her rival’s left leg and added two more points with a takedown. She then stunned Yafremenka with a four-point throw which she initiated with a right leg attack.It became 9-0 when Vinesh succeeded in exposing her rival. The bout ended on technical superiority in Vinesh’s favour when the Indian made it 11-0 with another takedown.Next for Vinesh is Russia’s N Malisheva, who blanked local girl Pichkouskay 6-0.The top Indian woman wrestler had bagged the top honours at Grand Prix of Spain Yasar Dogu International and Poland Open recently. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

September 17

Trojans fall to Bruins in rivalry clash, 38-28

first_imgSaturday didn’t turn out like 1974 for No. 18 USC. Instead, it turned out like much of 2012.Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanOn the game’s first snap, senior quarterback Matt Barkley looked to his left and fired a pass toward Marqise Lee. But the sophomore wide receiver was swarmed by two defenders, and the pass was snatched by UCLA cornerback Aaron Hester, who returned the interception 14 yards to the Trojans’ 17-yard line.Four plays later, Brett Hundley snuck in on a 1-yard touchdown run, giving the No. 17 Bruins an early 7-0 edge. Hundley, the team’s first-year starter at quarterback, helped guide UCLA (9-2, 6-2) to a quick 24-0 lead by the midway point of the second quarter. And that lead was never relinquished.“I totally thought we were going to win that game — even down by the big score early,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin. “I thought it’d be like the Notre Dame-‘SC game from years ago.”But there would be no similar comeback victory over a heated rival, as was the case during the 1974 Trojan win over Notre Dame, when USC trailed 24-0 during the second quarter before reeling off 55 straight points.Instead, as has been the case throughout much of the season, USC (7-4, 5-4) failed to recover from the early deficit, falling, this time to crosstown rival UCLA 38-28 for the first time since 2006 in front of an announced crowd of 83,277 at the Rose Bowl.“The quarterback made a number of great throws in that run they had there,” Kiffin said of Hundley. “You have to give a lot of credit to him. It’s not easy to do in a game like that.”Hundley, who would complete 19 of 26 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown on the afternoon, had his fair share of successes against the Trojans’ overwhelmed defensive front, especially during “that run” in the early moments. During the first quarter, the redshirt freshman signal caller lobbed a 17-yard touchdown pass to 6-foot-8 tight end Joseph Fauria as part of an early scoring barrage.“He’s real fast, but he can also throw the ball,” said sophomore defensive tackle George Uko, who compared Hundley to former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Vince Young and Cam Newton. “He’s only going to get better from here.”With the win, UCLA, not USC, will now represent the South Division in the Pac-12 championship game, scheduled for Nov. 30.Though playing from behind for most of the afternoon, USC’s offense did appear to be in position to pull off a come-from-behind win, especially at certain points. Within the remaining minutes of the second quarter, Barkley threw touchdown passes on back-to-back drives: a 33-yard toss to freshman wide receiver Nelson Agholor and a 2-yard strike to sophomore tight end Randall Telfer.“We dug ourselves in a hole we couldn’t get out of, which is unfortunate,” said Barkley, who threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns, but also had two passes intercepted during the team’s third loss in the last four games.Barkley, now with a career-high 15 interceptions this season, was later forced to leave the game during the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder following a sack by linebacker Anthony Barr.Though declining to provide any specific information regarding the injury, he did leave the locker room with his right arm in an apparent sling.“I fought as hard as I could have fought,” Barkley said. “Plays were there, plays weren’t there. There were times I feel like we could have broken the game open, but it just didn’t happen.”Several skilled position players put up their usual productive numbers. Lee finished with 9 receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown, and senior running back Curtis McNeal rushed 161 yards on 21 carries.But when needing a late stop, trailing 31-28 late in the fourth quarter, the Trojans couldn’t quite get one, and they couldn’t get their offense back on the field. UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin found the end zone on a 29-yard run, capping off a nine-play drive that spanned more than 80 yards.“We fired back,” senior safety T.J. McDonald said, “but we just didn’t do enough. They capitalized on opportunities and we didn’t.”USC concludes its regular season on Nov. 24 at the Coliseum against No. 3 Notre Dame.last_img read more

September 16

Syracuse loses early lead and falls 3-1 to No. 7 Wake Forest

first_imgAustin Aviza stood inside the box with his hands on his hips and screamed.Wake Forest forward Michael Gamble had just broken through the heart of SU’s defense, dodging Louis Cross and Kamal Miller, and beat Aviza with a low shot off the goalkeeper’s hands to his left.The Demon Deacons had taken seven shots in a row and a game that once saw the Orange in the lead minutes after getting underway was now in Wake Forest’s hands with a two-goal lead and 10 minutes to go.After a slow start, No. 7 Wake Forest  (6-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) scored three unanswered goals and beat the Orange (3-2-1, 0-1-1), 3-1, at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday night. Syracuse played well to start each half, head coach Ian McIntyre said, but wasn’t able to carry the early success throughout the entire game.“We did a poor job of making Wake predictable and they kind of grew in confidence,” McIntyre said. “… I don’t think we created enough chances through the run of play.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust six minutes in, midfielder Julian Buescher sent a free kick into the box from about 45 yards away. Freshman defender Miles Robinson leapt into the air and headed the ball into the net as Wake Forest goalie Alec Ferrell collided with a teammate.Robinson swung his arms and jumped before Cross ran over to high-five him.But the celebration was short-lived. Twelve minutes later, Gamble stopped with the ball at the top of the penalty area and slid a pass forward to Jon Bakero, who snuck behind the defense and found the back of the net.Aviza and Miller raised their hands in the air asking for offside to be called.“We started well,” McIntyre said. “We scored the goal. I felt that we kept that energy and intensity up … unfortunately we gave away a little bit of a soft first goal and they got back into the contest.”Then the Demon Deacons scored again. This time Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison bent a shot in from the edge of the 18-yard box. Aviza dove to his right and the ball carried past his outstretched arms, squeezing just inside the post.While in midair, Aviza turned his head to watch the ball sail in, then lay on the ground and thrust his head back into the grass.In the second half, the Orange took control early and created offensive opportunities on set pieces but ended up with nothing to show for it. A Robinson header fluttered just wide and one by Miller was stopped by the goalie’s diving effort.Wake Forest rebounded again, increasing pressure on SU’s defense and sending forwards behind the Orange’s back line. The chances built up and eventually Gamble netted the Demon Deacons’ third goal.“It was a real test for us tonight,” McIntyre said of Wake Forest. “… They were deserving of the victory.”Syracuse returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Binghamton (5-2). Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

September 16

John Wildhack has brought stability to SU in 4 years, reporters say

first_imgSubscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * The athletics director has also overseen the $118 million Carrier Dome renovations, which have remained on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That has been the biggest challenge for Wildhack so far, Tamurian said, because of how difficult raising funds for such an expensive project can be for private schools.Wildhack was fortunate that his tenure coincided with Carrier Dome renovations, a project that SU athletic directors have been trying to execute since Jake Crouthamel, whose tenure ended in 2004. In four years, Wildhack has hired only four head coaches — Brien Bell for cross country and track and field, Nicky Adams for women’s soccer, Luke McGee for women’s rowing and Shannon Doepking for softball. Bell was already with the program for 13 years before being promoted to head coach in 2018.Football head coach Dino Babers was hired in 2015, before Wildhack. Prominent SU coaches with postseason success, such as lacrosse coaches John Desko and Gary Gait and women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, were all at SU before Wildhack.But Wildhack hasn’t yet experienced an overly difficult decision, Axe said. After Hopkins’ departure, he faced a relatively easy decision to extend Boeheim’s contract. His Syracuse background gave him immediate support from the fan base, and he was hired after SU transitioned from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA sanctions were imposed.“What he’s done to this point has been noteworthy,” Axe said. “What he does in the next five years is going to be much more important.” Comments Published on September 7, 2020 at 10:21 pm Contact Thomas: tgshults@syr.edu | @ThomasShults5center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.When Director of Athletics John Wildhack was hired in July 2016, he became Syracuse’s third athletic director in just over a year. For Wildhack, the expectation was simple: provide stability. Daryl Gross resigned in 2015 after the NCAA sanctioned SU following an eight-year investigation. The NCAA found that center Fab Melo had received an improved grade on a paper from a year-old class to restore his eligibility, among other violations. As punishment, head coach Jim Boeheim vacated 108 wins, SU lost 12 scholarships over four years and the football and men’s basketball programs received five years of probation. Mark Coyle, who replaced Gross, left after 311 days at Syracuse and took the same job at the University of Minnesota. By July, Wildhack — who’s in his fourth year at SU and signed a five-year contract extension on Aug. 20— was next.“He seemed to be the perfect combination of somebody who can handle the public aspect of being an athletic director at a Power Five school, but also earning the respect behind the scenes,” said Brent Axe, ESPN Syracuse radio host. “There wouldn’t be any distractions with John.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far, Wildhack hasn’t made any significant missteps, guiding Syracuse to its most stable position in around 20 years, CNYCentral Sports Director Niko Tamurian said. And like every other athletic director, he’s navigating a program through COVID-19 this year. But in the coming years, he’ll likely have to make one of the biggest decisions during his tenure at SU: replacing Boeheim. “He didn’t hire Jim Boeheim, but he’s going to have to hire his successor,” Axe said. “What he’s got on his plate going forward is fascinating.”As a Syracuse alumnus and Buffalo native, Wildhack’s local connections and the expertise he gained from 36 years at ESPN made him an appealing candidate for the job, Axe said. Since his hiring, Wildhack has navigated the launch of the ACC Network and affiliates, as well as renovations to the Carrier Dome.While hiring Wildhack seemed like an “out of the box” decision to Syracuse sports fans, it made sense, Axe said. After Coyle left for his “dream job,” Axe figured Syracuse wanted somebody who had a strong connection to the school. People felt Gross “was a little too Hollywood,” Axe said, and Wildhack’s ability to work behind the scenes like he did as executive vice president for production and programming at ESPN made him a good fit.Gross’ administration was plagued with financial and fundraising miscues, Axe said. To the ire of the fanbase, SU held home games at MetLife Stadium against USC in 2012 and Notre Dame in 2014 and 2016. The Ernie Davis statue outside the Carrier Dome was unveiled in 2008 with a Nike uniform and cleats —  even though the Heisman Trophy winner never wore Nike. Sculptor Bruno Lucchesi said SU had provided all the materials and approved his clay model before he began constructing the sculpture. The 2008 movie “The Express” which premiered in Syracuse and featured Davis’ time at SU, was a positive under Gross. But Gross’ tenure was largely mired with inconsistency, Axe said. “Wildhack is just steady,” Axe said. “He’s been right down the middle. Nothing too controversial either way, done his job well. (Gross) was an athletic director of extremes. He was either doing something really well or really poorly. There just never seemed to be any middle ground with him.”Wildhack was able to unite a fan base divided over Chancellor Kent Syverud’s decision to set a retirement date for Boeheim following the NCAA violations, said Mike Waters, a sports writer with Syracuse.com. When Mike Hopkins left to become the head coach at Washington, Wildhack originally extended Boeheim’s contract through the 2021-22 season. His decision increased stability in the basketball program and is beneficial for recruiting, where players only plan to stay a year or two, Waters said. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

September 16

Second part of Wada Russia report due

first_imgThat group includes the current President Sebastian Coe.The report is expected to show that former IAAF President Lamine Diack spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try and ensure that certain Russian athletes suspected of doping would not compete in the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.Russia’s athletics team are currently banned from international competition and may miss out on competing at the Olympic Games in Brazil.last_img

September 9

‘NNPC Junior Tennis to Secure Nigeria’s Dominance’

first_imgNigeria’s Junior Tennis Head Coach, Mohammed Ubale, has stated that the NNPC Junior Tennis Championship, among other developmental tournaments, will secure Nigeria’s top position in West and Central Africa.Nigeria has been the team to beat in the zone which has 16 countries and Ubale said the gap between Nigeria and others are widening by the years due to the nation’s commitment to junior programmes.“The players are doing a lot to prove themselves knowing that this is one of the platforms at which we select players into our junior national teams. “The programme has over the years helped us to get good players and that is why we are the number one country in West and Central Africa Zone.“Our leadership position is undoubtedly secured and on the continent as a whole, we are going higher as well judging by our performance in the last African Junior Championship where we had our best outing ever,” he stated.The 2016 edition taking place at the National Stadium, Lagos enters its penultimate day today with Marylove Edward, who topped Pool B battling Toyin Asogba and Angel Mcleod, winner of Pool A, confronting Fortune Aniso in the semifinals of the girl’s 16&under.Thursday was a memorable day for Kodian Tennis Foundation from Rivers as Amiyefor Jim Jaja, Timipre Maxwell, Victor Tom-Friday and David Dawariye all progressed to the semifinals of their various categories.The Lagos edition featuring over 130 players across the country is the second in the series as Kaduna hosted the first phase while the final phase will also hold in Lagos towards the end of the year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

August 26

DeMarcus Lawrence contract: Cowboys star could have shoulder surgery soon after signing deal

first_imgThis is the first what should be a few extensions for the Cowboys coming up in the next couple of years.Wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott are coming up on the final year of their respective deals, and running back Ezekiel Elliott could be extended soon as well in the last year of his four-year rookie contract. But the deal isn’t the only news that came regarding Lawrence on Friday.According to ESPN, Lawrence is considering undergoing shoulder surgery as well.Lawrence has tallied 25 sacks over the last two years with Dallas but has yet to receive a long-term extension.The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him for the second year in a row in March after he indicated he would not play under the tag in 2018. The Cowboys have agreed  on a five-year deal with defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, the team’s website announced Friday.The deal is for $105 million with more than $65 million in guarantees. Cowboys haven’t started discussions with two stars, still back-and-forth with DeMarcus Lawrencecenter_img Lawrence talked about his contract situation in January.“I’m good. The Cowboys already know what it is,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News. “They know where I want to be. I got big goals, not just for me but us as a team and as an organization. I love being a Cowboy.” Related News Cowboys stick franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrencelast_img read more