Kalibo drug bust nets 2 suspects

first_imgTyrone Yves Amante and Arnel MaximoRetino yielded the suspected illegal drugs, according to the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency in Western Visayas. Tyrone Yves Amante and Arnel Maximo Retino were arrested in an entrapment operation staged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 in Barangay Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan on Dec. 19. PDEA REGION VI-WESTERN VISAYAS KALIBO, Aklan – Suspected marijuanaleaves valued around P3,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayEstancia, Kalibo, Aklan. The suspects were nabbed after theysold suspected marijuana leaves to an undercover officer around 3:30 p.m. onDec. 19, it added.    Amante and Retino were detained andcharged with violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive DangerousDrugs Act of 2002.(With a report fromPDEA-6/PN)last_img read more

USC wins season-opening tournament

first_imgAs the clock ticked down at the Canyonview Complex at the University of California at San Diego Sunday evening, the reigning national champion USC women’s water polo team opened the 2014 season with a perfect weekend.All in the family · Junior driver Monica Vavic scored a career-high six goals in USC’s first-round game against Sonoma State. The reigning MPSF player of the year has scored 11 goals in the first four games of the 2014 season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanUSC head coach Jovan Vavic’s team captured its second straight Triton Invitational title with an 8-3 victory over No. 5 UC Irvine. En route to the win, freshman driver Stephania Haralabidis posted her second two-goal contest of the tournament — numbers five and six of her young career —  helping the Women of Troy gain a 5-1 lead, despite letting in the first goal of the match.The freshman’s performance impressed Vavic, which is not an easy feat considering he has won the National Coach of the Year honor 12 times. The 13-time national champion has claimed the award eight times while coaching the men’s team and four with the women’s.“Stephania scored two huge goals when we needed them the most,” Vavic said. “She’s going to continue to progress. I think she’s going to be outstanding.”Earlier in the day, the Women of Troy punched their ticket to the finals with a 10-4 win over No. 10 Arizona State, the team they defeated in last year’s Triton championship. Junior two-meter Eike Daube was able to counter ASU attack Izabella Chiappini’s four-goal performance with a hat trick of her own and keep USC afloat.After demolishing opponents during the first day of the tournament beginning with a spectacular offensive performance Saturday morning, the Women of Troy advanced to the latter rounds on Sunday.Vavic’s squad kicked off the season with a dominating 26-2 victory over Sonoma State, headlined by last year’s top scorer and MPSF Player of the Year junior driver Monica Vavic’s career-high six-goal performance. The coach’s daughter scored five goals throughout the other three games to bring her total to 11 on the season. Following the brutal beatdown of the Seawolves, the Women of Troy did not let up in the second game of their doubleheader.Behind the excellent play of three-time All-American senior goalie Flora Bolonyai’s 10 saves in the cage, the Women of Troy registered the sixth shutout in program history during a 13-0 dismantling of No. 16 Cal State Northridge.“We gave up 10 goals in four games which is absolutely outstanding,” Jovan Vavic said. “Flora was, in my opinion, the best player of the tournament. She looks really confident and really tough to score on.”The MPSF echoed Jovan Vavic’s sentiment about his star goalie, naming Bolonyai the MPSF Player of the Week following her impressive performance in goal throughout the tournament.Even though the defense was spectacular throughout the tournament, the offensive distribution was also delightful to see.Seven different players combined for the 13 Trojan goals during the shutout — four coming from the hand of All-American senior two-meter Kaleigh Gilchrist.After a terrific outing to begin the 2014 campaign in San Diego, the Women of Troy return home to prepare for another tournament test next weekend. The reigning national champions will travel to Riverside, Calif. to compete in the Lancer Invitational at California Baptist University.The team will attempt to continue its success in the pool as they square off with Fresno Pacific in the first game of the tournament on Friday afternoon. The Sunbirds will enter the contest with a dismal 0-5 record, including a 30-1 thrashing by No. 3 Cal at the UCSB Winter Invitational in late January. The Women of Troy put up a similar score last time they played the Sunbirds in 2012, taking home a 27-1 victory.“If you have a good leadership on the team, the younger players buy in,” Jovan Vavic said. “If you don’t have good leaders, they’re not going to try. We have great leadership on the team.”The season is just beginning, but for a team stocked with nine new freshmen surrounded by seasoned veterans who understand what it takes to hoist the national championship trophy, things appear to be going swimmingly for Jovan Vavic and his squad.last_img read more

How To Avoid Red Wine Stains On Your Teeth?

first_imgPLANTATION, Florida – How do you enjoy your favorite reds without the self-consciousness associated with red wine teeth stains? Here’s the scoop on dental discoloration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites.Why Red Wine StainsStrong pigments in red wine are instant stain-makers for porous surfaces like your teeth. These pigments, called chromogens, give it that deep, intense hue, and leave their mark on your teeth after just a few sips. The nature of enamel plays a big part in this process.Enamel isn’t perfectly smooth. It has small cracks and irregularities, and pigmentation from red wine will settle in them.”The acid and tannins contained within red wine, however, are the main contributors to staining. Wine is an acidic beverage – much like coffee, tea and soda – so it promotes enamel erosion that makes it easier for chromogens to soak into your smile. Tannins, the astringent compounds that create the dry-mouth texture of wine, also bind to the teeth, encouraging pigment to latch on.This doesn’t mean you have to avoid red wine. Red wine has long been touted for its health benefits, some of which include reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay. It also may lower your susceptibility to heart disease and offer protection against Alzheimer’s. So, before you switch to white, keep in mind there’s a lot you can do to lessen staining in the short term and ensure a white smile for life.Brush and Floss before Pouring a Glass –Stains cling to the film of plaque on your teeth, so a thorough brushing and flossing before drinking red wine is a good personal rule to uphold. By properly removing new plaque and food residue from your teeth before an indulgent meal you can minimize your chances of staining. Cleaning your teeth on this type of schedule also cuts down on your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.Rinse Your Mouth Out Afterward –To help prevent red wine from lingering on your teeth, take a swig of water, which is generally a good habit while consuming any type of alcohol to keep you hydrated. You may think it makes sense to brush the wine off your teeth, as well, but enamel is more sensitive right after a meal. You should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing to prevent this damage and let your enamel recalcify.Eat as you Drink –Consider noshing on cheese and crackers as you drink; this food can act as a barrier to the acid in red wine. Go with particularly fibrous foods that are low in sugar, such as broccoli, celery or hard cheeses – all of which can stimulate saliva flow and naturally scrub away drink stains.Use a Whitening Toothpaste –Whitening toothpastes work to remove surface stains on your teeth that naturally occur over time and prevent new red wine teeth stains from forming. It’s a good idea to use one if you’re concerned about keeping your smile bright this time of year. When the teeth are thoroughly clean, they have a better chance of picking up whitening agents effectively – so be sure not to skip your regular dental cleanings.If you want a more extensive whitening effect, of course, you may want to consider an at-home or professional treatment. Talk to your dentist before you use any non-paste whitening product, especially if you have a history of sensitive teeth or gums.As with most dental concerns, keeping your commitment to regular dental cleanings and exams can go a long way in preventing a permanent stain from an acidic drink or food you’ll want to enjoy on occasion. Do so with these tips in mind, and you won’t have to cut back on your favorite reds at such a wonderful time of the year.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more

Construction to Begin in 2021 on New Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge

first_imgBy Philip Sean Curran Overall, the entireproject is expected to cost around $80 million, all of which is funded throughthe federal government. The largest chunk of that total is the new bridgeitself at an estimated $63 million.  Editor’s Note, April 1: The first community stakeholders meeting has been scheduled for Weds., April 10 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Sea Bright Beach Pavilion, 3rd floor, 1097 Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright. RSVP to Martine Culbertson, Community Involvement Facilitator at 856-795-8485. The current bridge, whichwill be demolished after the new one opens, was built at a time when bridgeswere designed to have a service life of about 50 years, Ettore said. Demolition of the oldstructure will take about six months, Ettore said. The county intends to havea series of information sessions in the fall and again in the early part of2020, said Thomas A. Arnone, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders director. “In final design, thereare elements that are yet to be determined,” he said. “And that dictates whenthe project can be bid and how long it will take to construct.” “The county has done a really good job of including both towns in the process from the beginning,” said Thomas S. Rogers, Rumson borough administrator. “At some point, obviously, the traffic’s going to have to be diverted over to the new bridge, so there will be a closure. But the county has assured us that closure would take place in the off-season.” The plan is to replace thecurrent bridge, built in 1950, that spans the Shrewsbury River. Deemedstructurally deficient, the old bridge on Rumson Road is safe to drive over andinspected annually, but it is has outlived its useful lifespan, according tothe county.   “So we’re obviously wellbeyond that,” he said of a bridge that was deemed functionally obsolete anddowngraded to a 15-ton low-carrying capacity.  The new bridge project isin the final design phase, county engineer Joe Ettore said. The freeholders last weekgave the green light to the right-of-way acquisition process, Ettore said. Itis not clear yet whether all or some of the property will be bought by thecounty.  James Barry, who owns a gym in the building on that property, said he supports having a new bridge, so long as it does not mean businesses have to close. “The physical construction(of the bridge) does not require the complete acquisition of that property,”Ettore said. “That’s really a matter of negotiations with the property owner.” Construction of a newcounty bridge connecting Rumson and Sea Bright is slated to start in the springof 2021 and take an estimated 24 months to complete, in a federally funded jobscheduled to avoid disrupting Shore traffic.  “Federal authorization toreceive funding is anticipated by fall 2020,” Arnone said. Like the current bridge,the new bridge will have one lane of traffic in each direction, but will featurewider sidewalks and shoulders and be located on the south side of the currentstructure. As part of the project, the county will look to acquire needed right-of-way,including negotiating with the owner of a property on Ocean Avenue in SeaBright where a Dunkin’ is located.  The old bridge will remainopen during construction, Ettore said. The transition from the old bridge tothe new one will not happen during the peak beach season, when anywhere from10,000 to 15,000 vehicles travel the bridge daily. This article was first published in the March 28-April 3, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgA teenager who appeared before Letterkenny District Court is to be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball after a Judge relaxed his curfew hours.Solicitor Patsy GallagherThe 16 year old, who cannot be named, appeared before the court on a public order charge. Gardai asked the court to order the man to observe a curfew between the hours of 8am and 8pm each day and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station twice a week.However Judge Paul Kelly agreed to give the youth an extra hour until 9pm each evening.The youth then asked if he could be allowed to extend the curfew until 10pm but this was refused.Through his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, the teen then asked of he would be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball this Friday night at the Golden Grill Nightclub in Letterkenny.Judge Kelly considered the request and was told the event finished at midnight.He agreed to allow the teenager to go to the party but told him the curfew was only extended until 12.30am for the night.Judge Kelly said he was sure there would be Gardai in the area that night keeping an eye on proceedings.Garda Inspector David Kelly said they were aware of the defendant’s address and could always send a car around to his house at 12.30am to ensure he was home.JUDGE RELAXES CURFEW TO ALLOW TEEN TO GO TO HALLOWEEN PARTY was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiHalloween BallLetterkenny CourtPatsy Gallagheryouthlast_img read more

Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations

first_imgDonegal was well-represented by student teachers graduating from Hibernia College last Friday.Louise McCloskey, Tutor, Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from Inishowen were amongst the 750 graduates who qualified in Primary or Post-Primary teaching.The conferring ceremony took place at Dublin’s Convention Centre, during which, the 10,000th graduate from the College was also conferred. The event was a proud occasion for graduands, friends and family.Louise McCloskey, Tutor Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from InishowenPhoto Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Hibernia Collegelast_img read more

Final H-DN League meet provides tune-up for County Prelims

first_imgFortuna >> Typically one would never schedule a league meet in the same week as the county prelims, but this season has been anything but typical.Prep track and field athletes from across Humboldt-Del Norte League schools competed in the league’s fourth meet of the season a mere five days before the all-important County Prelims meet on Saturday in Crescent City — not by choice, but necessity as wet weather caused the meet to be postponed earlier this season.“We have some people doing things …last_img read more

Anthony Wayne FFA member receives $1000 grant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anthony Wayne FFA member Maggie Burkett recently received a $1000 grant from the National FFA Organization for her supervised agricultural experience (SAE).In her SAE, Maggie uses the manure from two horses she owns and composts it. The manure composts in large pallets that are 5’ tall and 4’ wide during the winter. When the manure is finished composting, Maggie packs it into 10 pound bags and sells them for $2 each in the spring. She has multiple customers who have requested that she continues this business because they like using the natural fertilizer for their gardens.She began this SAE in the winter of 2015, which was when she began taking an agriculture course at Anthony Wayne High School. With the grant that she received, Maggie plans to purchase a Stall Butler. This will help her to separate the manure more efficiently than she can by hand, make it more organic, and expand her business throughout her years in FFA.Maggie said “I am super grateful for the CCOF Foundation for choosing to give me a grant to expand my SAE! The idea to start this came when my dad had told me that the City of Toledo would no longer be allowing anyone to dump manure on the frozen ground, so we started to compost it! My favorite part of this entire project is the feedback I get from my customers. ”last_img read more

Low price concerns looming for corn and soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileIt’s hard to fathom spring planting season is just around the corner, particularly when last fall’s wet weather pattern looks to continue through spring. Many had expected to see some price rally for corn, easing their decision toward more corn acres. Crop budgets remain very tight with many seeing negative profits for corn and soybeans. Troublesome to those budgets are soybeans losing more per acre than corn in spite of corn input costs exceeding those for soybeans.Last year the United States planted 89 million acres to both corn and soybeans. This year corn acres could likely climb to at least 92 million acres. Soybean acres could decline at least 3 million acres. Therein remains a huge problem. The soybean acres decline is likely way too small, with soybean ending stocks of 925 million bushels. We will be gain much more clarity (be much smarter) with the release of the March 29 USDA Planting Intentions Report.U.S./China trade talks and weather dominated the news for January and into mid-February. As you read this column, any trade talk deal and or extension should be more clearly defined compared to just two weeks ago. Many had expected a trade deal to be accomplished by March 1, which would have clearly defined the dollar amount of U.S. agricultural goods China would have been purchasing. In addition, other expectations had the huge structural issue of intellectual property rights and technology, decades in the making, kicked down the road, to be concluded later this year.Producer frustration is evident with large amounts of 2018 corn still sitting unsold in farm bins. Rising fertilizer prices from last fall continue into the new year. Cash rents paid to land owners have not fallen in relation to declining corn and soybeans prices, which peaked in 2012. In many cases land rents have even increased in recent years. If producers opt not to rent various tracts of land for one reason or another, competition remains fierce and has often resulted in bidding wars.The Grain Export Sales report on Feb. 14 was actually the sales report for the week ending Jan. 3, 2019, delayed for over 30 days due to the government shutdown. That report had negative soybean sales of 22.5 million bushels. The negative sales resulted as China purchases and sales of nearly 39 million bushels to unknown destinations (often China), being cancelled. Traders moved to the sidelines, bringing about selling pressure lasting for hours. The result was a decline of 13 cents for the day. The reality was confusion, when piecing together the early January cancellations by China of nearly 39 million bushels were then followed by China purchasing five million tons or 183 million bushels of soybeans late in January. Confusion to traders often translates into “get me out.”Those producers who had not yet signed up for the Market Facilitation Program by late December 2018 had to wait for the government to reopen in January 2019. The deadline was extended until Feb. 14 with producer certification of actual 2018 soybean production to be completed by April 30, 2019. Ohio as well as other Midwestern states have soybeans still out in the fields to be harvested. When the weekly crop reports ended for the 2018 growing season just after Thanksgiving, there were nearly 5 million acres of U.S. soybeans yet to be harvested. It remains to be seen how many missed the $1.65 soybean payment per bushel.The crop insurance deadline for Ohio corn and soybean MPCI coverage is March 15. Plan ahead to meet with your agent to discuss coverages or make any changes.Be mindful there exists a tremendous amount of bearish market sentiment for the first two months of 2019. Already, we are hearing that this fall’s CBOT soybeans could reach $8 and CBOT corn $3.20. Unexpected price rallies can result from demand appearing out of nowhere and/or huge weather issues.On a more hopeful note, we can always think the groundhog got it right.last_img read more

An open letter

first_imgAn open letter to the muggles in my life,You’ve seen what a geocaching addiction can become and what it entails. You’ve been patient, understanding, and kind about my excessive habits. You’ve showed up time and time again and never showed judgement. I’ll admit, my addiction for geocaching has gotten worse over time. It’s time I publicly thank you.You make an excellent look out to spot nearby muggles. I know this makes you feel uncomfortable but your help has been invaluable.Thank you for not rolling your eyes every time I take a detour to find a cache. Even when that detour ends up being an hour outside of our way and ends with a DNF!Thank you for all the times you’ve helped me search for a geocache. You’ve made countless accidental finds that I would have never spotted without you!Thank you for faking interest in my trackables. I know my “collection” of coins and tags is less than impressive to you.Thank you for not getting mad when I have to leave mid conversation to have a chance at an FTF. You understand that it’s worth all of the glory.Thank you for coming with me to geocaching events. I know it brings you relief to know that I am not the only one like this.Thank you for letting me plan my vacations or trips around geocaching. We would have never seen that view if we didn’t detour for an hour and then hike for 5 miles!Thank you for all the support to achieve my geocaching goals. Completing my Fizzy Grid multiple times may look crazy to some, but you understand that there shouldn’t be limitations to my goals!Thank you for not asking me what a Pocket Query is.Thank you for understanding that TOTTs come in many different forms (and price points). My kayak, ladder, and UV light have come in handy more than once.Love,A hopelessly addicted geocacherShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGuest blog from The Geocaching Junkie: Four reasons to make a muggle your valentineFebruary 14, 2017In “Community”An Achiever’s Reflection on the 7 Souvenirs of AugustAugust 27, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”This parking lot is weird. — Cadillac Ranch Cars (GC4K7Y3) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 3, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

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