ILOILO City – A businessman was shot todeath in Barangay Lico-an, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. According to police investigators,Hechanova was collecting debts at a store when Bragancia peppered him withbullets around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police believed that personal grudgecould be the motive in the killing. Recovered from the crime scene were sixempty shells of a .45-caliber pistol.Officers of the Barotac Nuevo police stationconducted a manhunt operation against Bragancia, who fled after the incident./PN The suspect was identified as 53-year-oldErnie Bragancia, also a resident of the village. The 60-year-old resident Efren Hechanovadied of gunshot wounds on the head, a police report showed.
Dolores M. “Dee” Schwegman, age 60 of Batesville, died Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Margaret Mary Health. Born December 3, 1958 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Marcella (Nee: Rennekamp) and Lawrence Schwegman. Dee owned and ran a children’s daycare for 31 years.Family was important to Dee and she dearly loved her nieces, nephew, great niece and great nephews. She enjoyed spending time with them and attending their sporting events. She also liked making crafts for them. Other interests included collecting carousels and for years she and Marilyn were regulars at the St. Louis Bingo on Thursdays. A gifted poet, Dee composed countless poems throughout her life. A portion of one dedicated to her mother will be used on her prayer card.Dee is survived by her sister Marilyn Schwegman of Batesville; niece Sharon (Andy) Eckstein of Sunman, Indiana; nephew Mike (Amanda) Schwegman of Oldenburg; sister-in-law Carol Schwegman of Batesville; great niece Laura Schwegman and great nephews Lawrence Schwegman, Ayden Eckstein and Connor Eckstein. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Louis Schwegman and sister-in-law Mary Schwegman.Visitation is Wednesday, January 2nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, January 3rd, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. and Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research or to the funeral home to help with expenses.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights There are over 2000 applications for the post of Indian cricket team head coach.Sourav Ganguly was part of the CAC.Ravi Shastri has been given a 45-day extension as a coach. New Delhi: India’s hopes of World Cup glory ended when they lost by 18 runs in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Manchester to New Zealand. Following the end of the tournament, changes have been proposed in the Indian cricket team backroom set-up. Ravi Shastri, the current coach of the Indian cricket team, has been given a 45-day extension until the end of the West Indies tour. There are changes in the batting, bowling and fielding coach set-up proposed and there have been over 2000 applications for the post of head coach. The appointment of the new coach will be decided by a three-member panel which will consist of Kapil Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad. However, there is one more candidate who has expressed his desire to be the head coach of the Indian cricket team in the near future. Sourav Ganguly, the former India cricket team skipper who changed the fortunes of the side overseas during the early part of the 21st century, has outlined his aspirations when it comes to the future of Indian cricket. The left-hander has expressed his desire to be the head coach of the national side in the near future. Speaking in a function, Ganguly said, “Definitely, I’m interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray. Currently, I’m associated with too many things — IPL, CAB, TV commentary. Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage. Provided I get selected. But definitely, I’m interested. Not now but in the future,” Ganguly said.Ganguly added that he did not want to apply for the post in this year as there were too many big names already. “Going by the applicants, I don’t see any heavyweight names. I heard Mahela (Jayawardene) would apply but ultimately he didn’t. There are not many big names who have applied for the coach’s job. Ultimately I don’t know what the panel will decide. They have been around for a while. We will see how long the term the coach will give. Not many names have applied for,” Ganguly said.Also Read | India Head Coach Ravi Shastri finally opens up why MS Dhoni was not sent ahead of Dinesh KarthikOne of the most successful Indian cricket captains, Ganguly was the chairman of the previous Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which picked Shastri as the India coach last time. The recently-appointed CAC, led by Kapil Dev with Anshuman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy as other members, is all set to pick the new coach.Also Read | Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly – Twitter hails former captain who made India a cricketing superpowerBut it seems that Shastri, who has reapplied for the post, would get another term with the India captain Virat Kohli openly endorsing his candidature. Kapil Dev also said that the skipper’s opinion needs to be “respected”.
Five new members were named to the Board of Trustees Wednesday. David Bohnett, Jeanie Buss, Kathy Leventhal, Kris Popovich and Tracy Sykes now join 55 other board members.Bohnett, a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur, founded GeoCities.com in 1994. After selling the company to Yahoo! Inc. in 1998, Bohnett created the David Bohnett Foundation, which supports art, education and civil organizations by providing them with funding, technology and technical support.As the co-owner, president and governor of the Los Angeles Lakers, Buss has been a major leader in the sports world for more than 20 years.Leventhal was the founding publisher of Allure magazine, and also served as the publisher of Vanity Fair. She is a member of the USC President’s Leadership Council and is a co-chair on the executive board of the USC Parent Leadership Circle.The Popovich family had been a long-time benefactor of USC, with Popovich and his wife, Jane, building Popovich Hall for the Marshall School of Business. He operated Hoffman Associates and was president and CEO of Hoffman Video Systems, and served as staff assistant for former President Gerald Ford. Popovich helped form a board of directors for the USC Associates, for which he served as president for many years. He is also a member of the Marshall Board of Leaders.After graduating from the first class of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Sykes created the first endowed faculty chair in the physical therapy division. Along with her husband Gene — a co-chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Technology, Media and Telecom group — she has funded a scholarship in the field of physical therapy.The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body over USC and elects new members each year. The newly appointed members will hold their seats for a five-year term.
Asante Kotoko head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has thrown a word of caution to defender, Ampem DaCosta, over his output in defence and wants the player to perform better.Dacosta joined the team from Karela in July 2019 on a three-year deal and has been regular in the team’s matches.However, he did not score the best of marks in Maxwell Konadu’s books in their 1-0 to Berekum Chelsea in Week 3 of the Ghana Premier League and Konadu believes that that the player needs to sharped certain rough edges to his game if he will make great strides in his career.“I think some players like Dacosta have developed certain ways of playing that are not good for modern day soccer. If you have defenders who go down too easily, then we need to start thinking about these things.If he had stood his ground and stayed on his feet, maybe the goal scored by Berekum Chelsea would not have been registered.We have corrected Dacosta and he has seen it and he has to work on it we have said it over and over again. He did not play a bad game.He did his best but these are the things he has to work on it or else, he will get punished for it.”Costly day for AmpemDacosta’s errors in play were not the only ways he influenced proceedings on the day.He was at the centre of fan fury that sparked violent scenes at the Baba Yara Stadium after the match.Referee Charles Bulu’s decision to send him off got the fans upset because they felt Dacosta was the wrong player to have been booked by the referee following an off-the-ball incident.It was the spillover of their displeasure that led to the massing up after the game and thus, the shooting of the fan at the Baba Yara Stadium.However, it turns out that referee Bulu got the decision right and that was corrobrated by Berekum Chelsea coach, Joseph Asare Bediako, who said after the match that he saw the incident and the referee had booked the right offender.
MASON CITY — A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Mason City man accused of shooting at an occupied car in November in southeastern Mason City.Police were called on November 24th to the area of 8th and South Kentucky, where after investigating arrested 18-year-old Manuel Zamorano of Mason City.Zamorano was accused of firing four shots at either a car or at a person nearby. Nobody was struck by any of the bullets, which also did not hit the car. Zamorano while being arrested allegedly also spit on a police officer and an Iowa State Patrol trooper also received a cut to their hand.Zamorano was charged with terrorism, two different counts of assault on a police officer, interference with official acts and possession of marijuana.Zamorano was scheduled to be tried on the charges starting on March 26th, but online court records show a plea change hearing has been scheduled for April 1st in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
–30– ARCADIA, CA, APRIL 30, 2015–Looking every bit the odds-on favorite from start to finish, Sunday Rules remained unbeaten by rolling to a 2 1/2-length victory in Thursday’s $81,900 feature race at Santa Anita Park under jockey Tyler Baze for trainer Phil D’Amato.A 4-year-old California-bred daughter of the late Tribal Rule, Sunday Rules never left the issue in doubt in the 6 ½ furlong race. She broke on top from her No. 3 post position in a field of five, held a daylight lead throughout, and was never seriously threatened in posting her fourth consecutive victory by a combined margin of 24 1/4 lengths.It was the first race for Sunday Rules since last June 26, a span of more than nine months.“The next step for her will be a Cal-bred stakes at the end of the month (the $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes at six furlongs on May 23),” D’Amato said. “Then after that, maybe we can think about some graded stakes along the line.“She’s been training like a more mature filly, a little classier than she was as a younger filly, so I thought I would see a more composed performance today, and I saw that.”Sunday Rules, owned and bred by Nick Alexander, paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10 across the board and covered the distance on a fast track in 1:15.24 under 119 pounds. Her fractional times were 21.80, 44.25 and 1:08.53.Wasted At Midnight, off at 8-1, was second throughout under Flavien Prat, paying $4 and $2.40, while 5-2 second choice Scherzinger, Rafael Bejarano up, was a distant third, 6 ¾ lengths behind Wasted At Midnight. Scherzinger, winner of the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita in January of last year, returned $2.10 to show.Heat Du Jour and Lotta Attitude completed the order of finish. Sunday Rules earned $49,140, increasing her career bankroll to $224,880.
Name School Cl. GPA Major Camry Grigsby* Sam Houston State Sr. 3.08 Public Health Samantha Brashears Stephen F. Austin So. 3.91 Accounting Alanna Arvie McNeese So. 3.72 Biology Pre-Med McNeese led the way on the men’s side with six total selections, followed by Abilene Christian, UIW and Stephen F. Austin with four each. Lamar and Sam Houston State each garnered three selections while Central Arkansas had a pair. Houston Baptist, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana earned one honoree each. Six student-athletes across both all-academic teams posted 4.00 GPAs. McNeese senior Fisher Hamilton registered a perfect GPA with a major in business administration while fellow Cowboy Nemanja Kovilijac posted a 4.00 in chemical engineering. Jessica Coleman Northwestern State Sr. 3.31 Biology Kerry Gleason*3 Stephen F. Austin Sr. 3.23 Kinesiology Halie Daniel Sam Houston State Jr. 3.95 Criminal Justice FRISCO, Texas – UIW junior Garett Cortez and Northwestern State senior De’Shalyn Jones are the 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Tuesday in conjunction with all-academic selections. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Ryan Cleary*2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.82 Accounting Jasmyn Steels Northwestern State So. 3.56 Psychology Gabrielle Estrada UIW Sr. 3.94 Communication Arts 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Track & Field All-Academic Team Alex Hanson* Central Arkansas So. 3.22 Marketing Clarissa Smith2 Southeastern Louisiana Sr. 3.89 Biology/Chemistry John Lemke* McNeese Gr. 3.33 M.B.A Southland Conference Track & Field All-Academic Teams are selected by a 50% rule. Of the total number of nominees, half are named all-academic selections. Honorees are nominated and voted upon by head coaches, sports information directors, and academic staff members from each university. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted on by the Southland awards committee, consisting of one administrator from each member school. Kai Schmidt* Abilene Christian Sr. 3.63 Tyler Adams*3 Sam Houston State Sr. 3.42 Engineering Technology Maverick Bowleg* Southeastern Louisiana Sr. 3.20 Marketing Kaylee Bizzell* Stephen F. Austin So. 3.63 Nursing Allyson Girard* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.73 Health Science Nathan Jones McNeese Sr. 3.41 Health Education On the women’s side, Abilene Christian collected seven spots to lead all schools. UIW, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin earned five all-academic honorees each, followed by Northwestern State (4), McNeese (3) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3). Cormac Kelly* Lamar Sr. 3.00 Kristine Hanks* Sam Houston State Sr. 3.33 Criminal Justice Myah Antwi UIW Sr. 4.00 M. Health Administration Fadeke Adeola New Orleans Gr. 3.81 Ma. Biological Science Sophie Morrow Abilene Christian So. 3.87 Lentz Similien McNeese Jr. 3.45 Health & Human Performance Garrett Larson Sam Houston State Sr. 3.25 Construction Management Lonnie Smith Abilene Christian Jr. 3.08 Kinesiology Name School Cl. GPA Major Rodney Littlejohn UIW Jr. 3.39 Rehab Science Chad Horstmann Stephen F. Austin So 3.87 Sports Business Keith Fallon Lamar Sr. 3.83 Grace McKenzie* McNeese Jr. 3.74 HHP – Exercise Science De’Shalyn Jones*3 Northwestern State Sr. 3.20 Psychology Carnley Graham2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.92 Environmental Science Blaze Brownlow* Abilene Christian So. 3.81 Finance Jones, a three-time all-academic selection for the Lady Demons, earned her second consecutive Southland Conference Female Athlete of the Year Award and Runner of the Year honor following the 2018 conference outdoor meet, where she again swept the 100m and 200m dashes and was part of the winning 4x100m and 4x400m squads. She helped NSU reach the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 4x100m, the first time the program has qualified a women’s relay for the national meet. Jones capped her career with 11 Southland golds. She set three school records (100m, 200m, 4x400m) in 2018, raising her total to five that she holds (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m). Alexandria Hackett* Abilene Christian Gr. 3.97 Accounting Hannah Noble* Central Arkansas Jr. 3.85 Marketing Sierra Bennett Abilene Christian Jr. 3.97 Tristyn Allen*2 Sam Houston State Jr. 3.50 Mass Communication Garett Cortez*2 UIW Jr. 3.86 M.B.A Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: Garett Cortez, UIWWomen’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State Morgan Woods*2 McNeese Jr. 4.00 Elementary Education Farydah Inoussa New Orleans Sr. 3.07 Biological Science Natalia Redondo Southeastern Louisiana Sr. 3.66 Spanish Four women earned 4.00 marks – McNeese junior Morgan Woods (elementary education), Stephen F. Austin sophomore Taryn Surratt (music), Houston Baptist junior Ana Kriletic (psychology) and UIW senior Myah Antwi (M. health administration). Dakota Mayr Stephen F. Austin Sr. 3.20 Business Administration Joshua Hernandez* Sam Houston State Jr. 3.47 Kinesiology Jamie Eckford* Sam Houston State Jr. 3.04 Public Health Sashane Hanson*2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.44 Biomedical Science Taryn Surratt Stephen F. Austin So. 4.00 Music Ryan Simmons2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.86 Accounting Daniel Shelton2 Houston Baptist Sr. 3.32 Kinesiology 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field All-Academic Team Ana Kriletic2 Houston Baptist Jr. 4.00 Psychology Hannah McWilliams3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 3.73 Marketing Jacqueline Rushford Northwestern State Sr. 3.97 Health & Exercise Science Charles Fentress* Stephen F. Austin Sr. 3.40 Kinesiology Antonio Ruiz* Stephen F. Austin Jr. 3.20 Engineering Physics Hiram Morales McNeese Sr. 3.45 Health & Human Performance Fisher Hamilton McNeese Sr. 4.00 Business Administration Brian O’Bonna*2 Lamar Sr. 3.26 Caitlin Lennon Stephen F. Austin So. 3.42 Accounting Clinton Cole UIW Jr. 3.10 Rehab Science Irene Akwitti Abilene Christian So. 3.79 Nursing Ceaser Stephens Northwestern State Jr. 3.19 Fine & Graphic Arts Sarea Alexander* UIW Sr. 3.17 Athletic Training Cortez, a Schertz, Texas, native, has a 3.86 GPA in sports management in the Masters in Business Administration program with a minor in communication arts. He won the 1,500m at the Southland Outdoor Championships in 2018 with a new personal best time of 3:46.95. His championship victory was one of five wins for the junior, who earned two third-place finishes (3,000m and 5,000m) at the 2018 indoor championships. Cortez has made the Dean’s List at UIW every semester. Hannah Naquin Nicholls Sr. 3.58 Psychology Nemanja Kovilijac McNeese So. 4.00 Chemical Engineering Keri Banks Lamar Sr. 3.66 Zachary Jewell Central Arkansas So. 3.54 Environmental Science Colin Sepulveda UIW Jr. 3.37 Biology Victoria Jackson UIW So. 3.65 Biology Michaela Hackett* Abilene Christian Gr. 3.97 Accounting Danielle Martinez2 UIW Jr. 3.84 Marketing Rachel Durler Central Arkansas Sr. 3.87 Marketing * Automatic selection2 Two-time all-academic selection3 Three-time all-academic selection
On Friday, it was Region 10’s (Upper Demerara-Berbice) opportunity to host the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Spirituality (STEAMS) Fair.The event which forms part of the activities to mark Education Month saw participation from various schools from across the region. It was held under the theme, “Education for a good life, through innovation and STEAMS”. Following a march-past by nursery and primary school students, the programme and exhibition, dubbed ‘STEAMS Explosion’ got underway at the Wismar Market Square.Some of the creative items on display on Friday in Region 10In her welcoming remarks, Regional Education Officer (ag) Keane Adams said while this year’s Education Month activities have encountered many challenges, the region’s Department of Education persisted in hosting the day’s activities. Adams pointed out that the items on display were created by the region’s talented teachers, as she urged all to be inspired by the activities which marked Education Month. “When we are inspired, we are empowered to perform, and this performance will manifest itself through contribution, the elevation of functional literacy in our society and our country as a whole”, she told students.District Education Officer (Nursery) Shivon Greene-Brewster said STEAMS is in fact a future expansion which seeks to include ‘Spirituality’, focusing on the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion or spiritual things of value. “This year, Spirituality has been incorporated into the event which showcases the innovative skills of the students and teachers from schools at every level.The official objective of this activity is to show that educational activity is fun, showcase the work that the department has done and will continue to do to provide quality education for all,” she noted. Greene-Brewster pointed out that the event, which provided an interactive experience, is also aimed at impacting the lives of parents, teachers, students and the general public.
– trans litigants, Caribbean civil society groups welcome rulingIn a landmark decision which could set the stage for similar rulings, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of striking down Guyana’s laws against cross-dressing, saying that the colonial-era law was unconstitutional. After gaining independence from Britain in 1966, Guyana adopted many colonial-era laws, including the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act that effectively banned men or women from wearing clothing conventionally worn by the opposite gender for “improper purposes”.This section was never clearly defined leaving the door open for constitutional challenges which appellants Quincy “Gulliver” McEwan, Seon “Angel” Clarke, Joseph “Peaches” Fraser and Seyon “Isabella” Persaud mounted against their February 9, 2009 arrest, detention and conviction in Georgetown. After they appealed the law banning their mode of dress, former acting Chief Justice Ian Chang in September 2013 said that while the act of cross dressing was not a crime in itself, when for an “improper purpose”, it constitutes an offence. That ruling was also appealed at Guyana’s Appeal Court, but their case was similarly dismissed in 2017.The four persons who were born male and later opted for a transgendered way of life took their case all the way to the CCJ, citing their treatment was discriminatory, based on their position that the law violated their constitutional rights to equality and non-discrimination and freedom of expression. The Justices of the Trinidad-based authority agreed with the applicants. They, therefore, declared the 1893 law unconstitutional and ordered that it must be struck from the laws of Guyana, a decision which could unsettle many in religious circles.The four transgendered persons had all pleaded guilty to the cross-dressing charge and McEwan, Clarke and Persaud were fined $7500 whereas Fraser was fined $19,500. The then acting Chief Magistrate after imposing the sentence told them that they must go to church and give their lives to Jesus Christ, advising them that they were confused about their sexuality. The judicial officer was still on the bench at the time.In this regard, the CCJ Judges, citing Guyana’s Constitution, adopted a secular view regarding the Magistrate’s comments. “Judicial officers may not use the bench to proselytise, whether before, during or after the conclusion of court proceedings. Secularism is one of the cornerstones upon which the Republic of Guyana rests,” a section of the CCJ’s release noted.The CCJ Judges further said that the cross-dressing section was “highly undemocratic”, making it now acceptable for men to dress as women in Guyana. The Court reasoned that the law violated freedom of expression guaranteed in Guyana’s Constitution.The CCJ panel comprised President Justice Adrian Saunders and Justices Jacob Wit, Winston Anderson, Maureen Rajnauth-Lee and Denys Barrow who “agreed that this law was from a different time and no longer served any legitimate purpose in Guyana”. The newly-appointed Justice Saunders reiterated, “Law and society are dynamic, not static. A Constitution must be read as a whole. Courts should be astute to avoid hindrances that would deter them from interpreting the Constitution in a manner faithful to its essence and its underlying spirit. If one part of the Constitution appears to run up against an individual fundamental right, then, in interpreting the Constitution as a whole, courts should place a premium on affording the citizen his/her enjoyment of the fundamental right, unless there is some overriding public interest.”The Court was of the view that the law was also “unconstitutionally vague” and that it violated the appellants’ right to protection of the law and was contrary to the rule of law. A majority of the Judges, Justices Saunders, Wit and Barrow, also upheld the appeal on the basis that the law resulted in transgendered and gender nonconforming persons being treated unfavourably by criminalising their gender expression and gender identity.Justice Anderson in his judgment was quoted as saying that the law wrongly sought to criminalise a person’s state of mind as there is no test to determine what is an “improper purpose”. Justice Anderson in a separate decision noted that forms of dress by themselves are not objectionable and that “the essence of the crime … appears to consist … entirely of the state of mind of the persons engaged in otherwise perfectly innocent conduct”. He concluded that “our jurisprudence properly accepts that intentions by themselves are not constitutionally the proper subject of the criminal law”.The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), which was initially struck out of the case by CCJ, has nevertheless been fully behind the legal change. Its Managing Director, Joel Simpson hailed the decision as “a clarion call to engage State actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups.First-named litigant and co-founder of Guyana Trans United (GTU), McEwan, noted that “the whole trans community in Guyana is very happy”.“I have always said that we should know what the law expects of us before we act and I am pleased that the court agreed that this law is vague.”Persaud, another of the appellants, added, “We are always treated like trash.”Lead counsel Douglas Mendes, SC, described the judgment as one that “will be acknowledged as a significant contribution to Caribbean jurisprudence, especially because of its insistence on the need to give due respect to everyone’s humanity”. Both the Appeal Court and High Court in Guyana had ruled against changing the cross-dressing laws, as several Caribbean countries remain uncertain about making the CCJ their final court.