“We assure full support to the nextPNP chief. Our President has yet to pick from three recommendees who are allqualified,” Malong said. PNP’s Director GeneralOscar Albayalde stepped down on Oct. 14. “This will allow the PNP to move onand continue exercising its mandate of protecting and serving the people,” saidAño./PN “I’d like to tell the entire PNP:let’s do our job and let not controversies affect us,” said Gamboa. Albayalde stepped down amidthe “ninja cop” controversy – policemen recycling shabu confiscated from drugpersonalities. During Monday’s flag-raising ceremonyin Camp Crame, Albayalde said, “After careful thought and deliberation, I havecome to the decision to relinquish my post as Chief, PNP and go on a non-dutystatus. Albayalde, who is set to retire onNov. 8, was the Pampanga provincial police director when 13 of his men wereinvolved in an anti-illegal drug operation in November 2013 which was found tobe irregular. Malong said Albayalde’s decisionshould be respected. Malong said the men and women of thePRO-6 would heed advisories from the higher command. For his part, Gamboa vowed to continuethe programs that Albayalde started. ILOILO City – Whoever will be the nextchief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has the support of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to spokesperson Police Lieutenant ColonelJoem Malong. Interior and Local Governmentsecretary Eduardo Año commended Albayalde for his “selfless act in order tospare the PNP organization of the on-going controversy.” The current PNP officer in charge isLieutenant General Archie Gamboa, the PNP deputy chief for administration.
ILOILO City – A man was found lifeless inBarangay Ortiz, City Proper. Investigators believe that the victimdied of an illness and ruled out foul play in Calvo’s death./PN Police said it was Calvo’s boarder RheaMae Gallarpe who found him. Calvo sustained no injuries, making thepolice dismiss the possibility of murder. Report said that the victim wassuffering from diabetes. The body of 64-year-old Antonio Calvo, aboardinghouse owner, was discovered around 8 p.m. Nov. 27, police sad.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville School board approved the High School curriculum and course guide for the 2017-2018 school year.Mr. Andy Allen, High School Principal, said some of these courses would also be available at Ivy Tech in Batesville.One change for the high school is in the Physical Education curriculum.For advanced PE, there would be different options including weight lifting and lifetime fitness.In other business, the school was approached by the Ripley County EMA to approve an agreement to share resources with the county in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.Tim Hunter said, in such an event, the old gymnasium would be used, which would allow the school’s normal day-to-day operations to continue.The school board approved the request.
Much to the Magpies’ annoyance, McManaman was not sanctioned for catching Massadio Haidara with a knee-high tackle because the incident had been spotted by one of the officials, even if the severity of it was clearly not. There is an obvious disparity between how the two cases have been dealt with, but Martinez cannot see how they can be linked. “It is completely different,” said the Wigan boss. “There is a big difference between something that happens when you have behaviour that is a normal part of the game. You are trying to win the ball, hit it and then follow through. That is very different to having unsporting behaviour with violent conduct.” Wigan boss Roberto Martinez does not believe any comparisons can be made between the 10-match ban Luis Suarez has received for biting and Callum McManaman escaping any punishment for his X-rated tackle against Newcastle. Martinez believes Suarez deserves a lengthy suspension. “I don’t think there is a question about the ban,” he said. “Everyone agreed it was wrong behaviour and he was the first one to accept it. “We need to know what the FA is basing its ban on and whether they have taken into consideration his previous charges and the previous incident in Holland. “I am sure we will know more when the FA gives its reasons. “We all knew it was wrong behaviour. It is not something you should see on a football pitch. Everyone has to accept that it was going to be followed by a ban.” Press Association
“Sam is a man who has probably had the most influence on me in terms of playing team golf in my career. “Being my first captain in the Ryder Cup in 2002, I learned a huge amount from him and have continued to do so over the years. “Since those early days, our relationship has grown to see us become firm friends and, living not far apart, we see a lot of each other socially as well.” Torrance, who holds the record for the most European Tour appearances in history with 706, expressed his pride at being welcomed back into the Ryder Cup fold. “Everyone knows how much the Ryder Cup has meant to me over my career so I am absolutely delighted to be involved once again,” Torrance, who captained Great Britain & Ireland to victory in the Seve Trophy last year, said. “Paul was a special part of my team at The Belfry in 2002 and he knows I will do everything possible to help him and the team at Gleneagles in September.” Smyth was also delighted to be named vice-captain once again, adding: “I was thrilled when Paul contacted me and asked me to be one of his vice captains at Gleneagles – there was no hesitation for me in saying ‘yes’. “I relished the opportunity to be a vice captain at The K Club in 2006 and I look forward to playing a positive role once again in supporting Paul and the team.” Smyth was also named as a vice captain to Miguel Angel Jimenez for this month’s inaugural staging of the EurAsia Cup between Europe and Asia. The Dubliner often plays golf against Torrance at Sunningdale and has made no secret of his admiration for the Scot’s handling of the captaincy after the 12-month postponement caused by the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. “We won at The Belfry because of one reason, captain Sam Torrance,” McGinley said in 2012. “There’s no doubt about it and anyone on that team would tell you why.” United States captain Tom Watson has already named Andy North and Ray Floyd as his vice-captains for the biennial contest from September 26-28. McGinley said: “I am delighted to officially unveil Des and Sam as two of my vice captains for the Ryder Cup. “As well as being good friends, they are two guys that I greatly admire both personally and professionally and I know they will be vital assets to me in Scotland in September. “They were the first two people I had in mind for this role when I was appointed captain and, since then, I have talked to a lot of the experienced European players about having them as part of the team and, to a man, they have been very supportive of the idea. “Des took me under his wing when I was a young rookie on Tour and he gave me tremendous advice which was not only valuable then but has continued to ring true for me throughout my professional career. “His views and ideas about the Ryder Cup particularly have consistently proved to be spot on and I really enjoyed working with him as a vice captain in 2006 when I was a player. European captain Paul McGinley today named Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his first two vice-captains for September’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. McGinley played under Torrance and holed the winning putt at The Belfry in 2002, while Smyth was a vice-captain under Ian Woosnam for the record-equalling win at the K Club in 2006. A further two vice-captains will be chosen later in the year, with McGinley waiting to see how his 12-man team is shaping up before making an announcement. Press Association
The winner of the award will be announced at the culmination of the live show on December 14 at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow, following a public vote. But Scottish fans will have no local favourite to support after last year’s winner Andy Murray was left off the final contenders following a year in which he failed to add to his two career grand slam titles. Gareth Bale is the only footballer to make the cut after an impressive first season with Real Madrid, while boxer Carl Froch also earns a place after his conclusive Wembley rematch win over George Groves. Olympic and World Cup skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is joined by skiers Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans, who were crowned Great Britain’s first Winter Paralympic champions when they won the women’s visually-impaired Super G in Sochi in March. Charlotte Dujardin, who picked up two dressage world titles this year, and Jo Pavey, whose 10,000m gold in Zurich made her the oldest female European champion in history at the age of 40 and 325 days, take the total list of female contenders to four. The list is completed by gymnast Max Whitlock, who won world, European and Commonwealth medals in 2014, and swimmer Adam Peaty, who won four European titles and two Commonwealth Games golds. The shortlist was decided by a panel of former nominees, newspaper sports editors and television sport executives. Press Association McIlroy, who won the final two majors of the year as well as helping Europe retain the Ryder Cup, will bid to become the first golfer to win the prestigious award since Nick Faldo in 1989. But McIlroy could face a stern challenge from Lewis Hamilton, who claimed his second Formula One world title in Abu Dhabi at the weekend and finished second in the voting in both 2007 and 2008. Rory McIlroy is a strong favourite to round off the most successful spell of his career with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after being confirmed among the 10 shortlisted contenders on Monday.
Willie Mullins’ charge is a general 4-7 chance ahead of the race but he has not scared off many rivals, with the likes of Paul Nicholls’ Vibrato Valtat, the Nicky Henderson-trained Josses Hill and Gordon Elliott’s Clarcam still in the mix. Mullins has extra strings to his bow in Vautour and Adriana Des Mottes, while Mick Channon’s Sgt Reckless is another of the leading home hopes. Melodic Rendezvous finished seventh in the Champion Hurdle last year but may try his Festival luck over fences. God’s Own was a Grade One winner at Punchestown last May and may bid to add a Festival win to his CV. Chris Pea Green, Cold March, Court Minstrel, Dunraven Storm, Sail By The Sea, Smashing, Ted Veale, Three Kingdoms, Top Gamble and Turn Over Sivola are also still in the mix. Hot favourite Un De Sceaux heads a list of 19 horses to stand their ground in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday. Press Association
SHAUN Marsh and Steve Smith each hit centuries as Australia, bidding to end a disappointing series on a high, built a first-innings lead over Sri Lanka in the third Test yesterday.Australia have already lost the three-Test series but are in a good position to claim a consolation victory after finally scoring 300, having failed to do so in the last four innings.Marsh and Smith closed day two on scores of 64 and 61 respectively and their strong partnership was maintained on day three, opener Marsh reaching 130 before being dismissed while captain Smith went for 119.Rangana Herath’s 6-81 quelled Australia’s hopes of taking a significant lead in Colombo, with a meek performance from the middle and lower order seeing them bowled out for 379 in response to Sri Lanka’s 355.But the tourists claimed the scalp of nightwatchman Dilruwan Perera (8) before the close, as play was called for the day with the hosts trailing by two runs on 22-1.Resuming on 141-1, Marsh and Smith picked up where they had finished day two in a magnificent stand of 246.Marsh, whose innings featured 19 fours, brought up his fourth Test hundred when a Dilruwan Perera (2-129) delivery came off his glove as he attempted to sweep, sending the ball to fine-leg boundary.Smith’s 15th Test ton arrived less than four overs later with a well-worked single to midwicket, but his 473-ball partnership with Marsh came to an end when the latter chopped a Suranga Lakmal (1-54) delivery on to his stumps.A superb turning ball from Herath saw Smith stumped by Kusal Perera, with Moises Henriques (4) then falling in the same fashion.The slew of wickets continued but Mitchell Marsh (53) kept the scoreboard ticking over, enjoying particular success through the off-side on the way to a half-century that enabled Australia to move ahead.But he found little in the way of support from the rest of the middle-order, Adam Voges (22) and Peter Nevill (14) both going cheaply to Herath and Dilruwan Perera.Herath ended Mitchell Marsh’s resistance before removing the tail with little difficulty. However, Australia were provided with further reason for hope late in the day, Sri Lanka’s decision to move Dilruwan Perera up the order backfiring when he was trapped lbw by Mitchell Starc (1-19).(OmniSport)SRI LANKA 1st innings 355 (D. Chandimal 132, D. de Silva 129; M. Starc 5-63)AUSTRALIA 1st innings (overnight 141-1)D. Warner c K. Perera b D. de Silva 11S. Marsh b Lakmal 130S. Smith stp. K. Perera b Herath 119A. Voges lbw b Herath 22M. Henriques stp. K. Perera b Herath 4M. Marsh c K. Mendis b Herath 53P. Nevill lbw b D. Perera 14M. Starc not out 9N. Lyon c K. Mendis b D. Perera 3J. Hazlewood b Herath 0J. Holland c Mathews b Herath 1Extras: (b-4, lb-9) 13Total: (all out, 125.1 overs) 379Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-267, 3-275, 4-283, 5-316, 6-353, 7-367, 8-376, 9-377.Bowling: D. Perera 44-4-129-2, D. de Silva 7-0-2-1, R. Herath 38.1-11-81-6, L. Sandakan 19-0-70– 0, S. Lakmal 13-0-54-1, A. Mathews 4-1-5-0.SRI LANKA 2nd inningsD. Perera lbw b Starc 8D. Karunaratne not out 8K. Silva not out 6Extras: 0Total: (for 1 wickets, 5 overs) 22Fall of wickets: 1-8.Bowling : M. Starc 3-0-19-1, N. Lyon 2-0-3-0.
Kuala Lumpur: A strong finish at the India Open will hold him in good stead when Kidambi Srikanth yet again strives to end his long title drought at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open, beginning in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Srikanth, who last won a title at the 2017 French Open, came close to ending the lean patch when he reached the finals of the India Open but Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen thwarted his challenge on Sunday. Despite the loss, it was a good week for the 26-year-old as he quelled the challenge of one opponent after another on way to his first summit clash of a BWF world tour event in 17 months. On Wednesday, Srikanth will begin his campaign against a qualifier, following the withdrawal of Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei, who was supposed to play his first event after recovering from nose cancer.”I’m just happy how it has been last week. I just want to take it the way it comes. I know I was trailing in most of the matches but somehow I wanted this kind of momentum. I wanted these kind of wins and want to continue this form now,” Srikanth had said after the final on Sunday. Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu too was on course for a title win before she blew a four game points to lose the semifinal against He Bingjiao of China last Saturday. The fifth seeded Indian will cross swords with Japan’s Aya Ohori in the opening round of the BWF World Tour Super 750. She is likely to get a chance to avenge her first-round loss at the All England Championship against Sung Ji Hyun of Korea, who she is expected to face in the second round. Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, who had battled pain after developing pancreas infection en route the All England Champion quarterfinals, will look for a good outing after skipping the Swiss Open and India Open. The eighth seeded Indian will face Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in the first round.Among others, H S Prannoy will look to continue his promising show after regaining some form at the India Open where he reached the quarterfinals. He will square off against Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus.Sameer Verma will also look to snap his run of early exits this year but it will be easier said than done as he faces world no 2 Shi Yuqi of China. Men’s doubles pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, the only Indian pair to reach the semifinals at New Delhi last week, will face seventh seed Chinese pair of Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong in the first round, while Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will take on Korean pair of Baek Ha Na and Kim Hye Rin. Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will meet Ireland’s Sam Magee and Chloe Magee in their opener. Kidambi Srikanth last won the 2017 French Open tournament.Srikanth lost in the final of the Indian Open to Viktor Axelsen.PV Sindhu lost in the semi-final of India Open to He Bingjiao of China. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: After a month of intense battle in the league stage, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has entered its final leg and has four potential names – India, England, Australia and New Zealand – of which one would lift the coveted trophy. The first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester between India and New Zealand on Tuesday. In the other, hosts England will take on the defending champions Australia to seal first ever spot in the final. England have never won the ICC Cricket World Cup and this time they are being dubbed as one of the potential favourites to claim the title. India too is the challengers and given the current form of the team, it would be very tough for the other three teams to defeat them. However, if India wish to repeat their 2011 performance, when MS Dhoni led them to their second World Cup title, these three players will have to fire on all cylinders:These 3 players would decide India’s fate in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Rohit Sharma: Hailed as the ‘hit man’ of team India, Rohit Sharma (647 runs) is currently the highest run-scorer in the tournament. Rohit has hit five ton, which is the world record by any batsman in a single World Cup. The Mumbai lad is in his dream form and firing on all cylinders. If India plan to bring home the World Cup, it is highly significant for Rohit to continue smashing the bowlers the way he has been doing throughout the tournament. Virat Kohli: World’s best batsman, the skipper of Indian team is the most crucial player for India’s World Cup dream. So far, Virat Kohli has been happily playing the second fiddle to Rohit Sharma, who is leading from the front. Although Kohli is yet to score a hundred in the World Cup, the talismanic player has hit five fifties. Although Kohli says he is okay to continue paying his current role, the Delhi lad has to covert his fifties into hundreds if India has to win the World Cup. Kohli has the ability to score runs in any situation against any team at any ground. And we are hoping to see his best in the coming game(s).Jasprit Bumrah: India is quite lucky to have both World’s best batsman as well as number one bowler in the team. Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the most lethal bowlers of the World Cup along with the likes of Mitchel Starc and Jofra Archer. He has been Virat Kohli’s go to man and provided match-wining breakthroughs at several occasions. With 17 wickets in 8 innings at the economy of 4.48, Bumrah will be India’s most crucial weapon in the semi-final and in the final as well (given they win against New Zealand).