Holiday supply? P1.8-M ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod drug bust

first_imgAccording to Gever,the suspect had been under surveillance for over a week. She was tagged as ahigh-value drug target. An undercover officerinitially bought from Berbor a sachet of suspected illegal drugs for P2,000. “She (Berbor) did notstop selling illegal drugs despite her live-in partner being arrested on similarcharges last October,” he said. The suspect was detained, facing chargesfor violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN Seven more sachets ofsuspected shabu were recovered during Berbor’s arrest around 3:30 p.m. onWednesday. center_img Major Charles Gever,chief of Police Station 8, identified the suspect as 25-year-old KimberlyBerbor, a resident of the city’s Barangay 30. BACOLOD City –Antidrug operatives here seized suspected shabu weighing about 150 grams valuedat around P1.8 million in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pahanocoy.last_img read more

North Carolina senior attack Luke Goldstock poses deadly threat to No. 1 Syracuse

first_img Published on April 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 In 2016, Syracuse’s season ended when Maryland’s Matt Rambo torched the Orange for six points. This year, nobody had picked apart the Syracuse defense the way Rambo did — until Luke Goldstock exploded for three goals and three assists two weeks ago. Goldstock, a versatile senior attack in his third year as a starter for North Carolina, led UNC to a near-upset of the top-ranked Orange on April 15.When North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi described his offense, he focuses on Goldstock. His size and strength, ability to use both hands and off-ball skills mixed with an evolving dodging game helps break down and baffle defenses.The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has scored 11 goals and added seven assists in five career starts against Syracuse. Goldstock is a versatile playmaker — he can camp behind the cage, set up from outside and get out in transition, posing as one of the most potent threats Syracuse has seen in 2017. The No. 4 seed Tar Heels (6-7, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) need a win to get to .500 and enter the NCAA tournament discussion, and Goldstock could bring them a step closer to doing that. He will present a challenge to the No. 1 seed Orange in the ACC semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. in Durham, North Carolina.“He can see things develop before they happen,” Breschi said. “He’s at the center of our schemes.”Syracuse coaches and players say Goldstock’s greatest strength is his lacrosse IQ. He spaces the field such that he puts teammates in dodging spots and shooters in shooting lanes. SU head coach John Desko said he’s “very smart.” Goldstock easily backs out of space and shoots from distance, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRegardless, he can score in a variety of ways. His three goals against SU two weeks ago, for example, were nothing alike. His first, also UNC’s first of the game, came on a man-up after back-to-back skip passes. Planted to the right of the goal, Goldstock caught a pass, made a quick move and scored.In the images below, Goldstock camps out to the right of Evan Molloy in goal. He’s left alone for a score two passes later. Courtesy ESPNTwo of Goldstock’s assists came from the behind the cage, where he looks for cutters to the crease on a regular basis. Syracuse’s best defender, Scott Firman, matched up on him early in the game. SU threw a variety of looks on him, including brief matchups with Tyson Bomberry, Cunningham and zone looks. It limited Goldstock’s dodging capabilities, but not those without the ball.“We’d slide and it’d be tough for us to get to the second guy,” Bomberry said. “He’d be wide open.”This season, the Tar Heels have pushed transition more than they have in recent years, SU senior midfielder Nick Mariano said. That’s benefited Goldstock, who can get up and down the field and beat midfielders to spots. When he catches the ball, he doesn’t veer away from contact.“He’s an excellent finisher,” Mariano said.Firman said UNC forced Syracuse to rotate to get favorable matchups. Goldstock’s offensive production didn’t come in the form of dodging. Rather, a lot of what he did came off rapid ball movement and inverts. SU changed its slide package in the second half against UNC, which helped turn a 9-1 Tar Heels run into a 7-1 Syracuse run.North Carolina has dropped four straight to Syracuse since the 2015 ACC tournament. Syracuse, riding a nine-game winning streak, has not lost since Feb. 25 and will look for its third consecutive ACC title. If there’s one guy who could help the Tar Heels shift the tides, it’s Goldstock. Comments Courtesy ESPN His second goal came on a one-on-one fake from behind the cage. He faked a pass right, using the cage to create separation between him and SU defender Marcus Cunningham. He darted left and beat SU goalie Evan Molloy for his second score of the day.“It’s very difficult because if you pay too much attention to him off ball, you leave a hole inside,” Desko said. “If you don’t slide to help out, somebody else can come in and swirl by the goaltender.”His third goal came in transition, off a feed from North Carolina close defender Austin Pifani. Running down the left side, Goldstock caught Pifani’s pass, ran straight to the goal and scored from outside of the crease. Cunningham gambled on the pass and paid the price.Below, Goldstock operates from behind the crease, tying up Cunningham and making a move to the goal. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Nelson lauds approach of new man Vanli Can

first_imgA board member of Hearts of Oak says the Phobians top four finish in the just-ended league can be attributed to new man Can Vanli.After parting ways with Herbert Addo with 21 matchdays played, the Accra giants first put former goalkeepers’ trainer Eddie Ansah in charge only to make an emergency recruitment of the Turkish gaffer when things were not going well.“I think there are some introductions in the team that he (Vanli) has made in terms of ball possession. There are new things he has introduced to the club and we cannot take that away from him,” Frank Nelson says.The Phobians had been dire for most of the season and, in the final six games, were even flirting with the drop.With five league games to end the season, Vanli was brought to complement the efforts of the technical team. Coupled with the club’s win of points from the Disciplinary Committee of the FA, Hearts finished fourth position with 43 points.“The Board will make decisions in that regard. We don’t want to go into next season thinking we cannot win the league or not do better in Africa, I think he can help us,” Nelson told Citi FM. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FMlast_img read more

Mock disaster drill in Wellington is set for Friday, April 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Friday, April 25 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Future’s Unlimited along with Sumner Mental Health Center, Wellington Police Department, Wellington Fire/EMS, Sumner County Emergency Management, Sumner Regional Medical Center and Sumner County Emergency Communications (E-911) will participate in a Mock Disaster training drill. There will be emergency vehicles and personnel around the FUTURES campus that afternoon, and the public is being advised not to become concerned if traveling along North “A” street in Wellington. This training will help emergency responders and FUTURES personnel be better prepared for different types of disasters/emergencies.last_img