Palace condemns killing of ex-Batangas congressman

first_imgPolice officers cordon the remains of a burned car on a bridge where former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza and his two aides were believed to have been killed in Barangay San Francisco, Tiaong, Quezon on Thursday. ABS-CBN NEWS “We assure the bereaved family of thedeceased that justice will be accorded by prosecuting the people behind thisdastardly crime to the fullest extent of the law,” he added. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo described the killing as an “outrageous act of barbarism,” whereinMendoza and his aides were murdered before their bodies were burned inside acar in Barangay San Francisco.  “We express our deep condolences tothe family, loved ones, colleagues, and constituents of the late formercongressman Edgar Mendoza,” Panelo said. Manila – Malacañang has expressed its outrage on the murder of formerBatangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza and his two aides in Tiaong town,Quezon on Thursday.  Meanwhile, Department of Justicesecretary Menardo Guevarra said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) willconduct a separate inquiry into the incident.     center_img Tiaong police chief Major LawrencePanganiban said they received a call around 1:45 a.m. that a car had beenburned on a bridge in the locality.   After retrieving the remains of thetwo individuals, Panganiban said they learned the possible identity of one ofthe victims through an identification card found inside the car. Adeoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test will be conducted to fully identify thevictims.  “I will now order the NBI to assistthe police in investigating and finding the perpetrators of this horriblecrime. The NBI’s forensic experts will be of great help in identifying thevictims,” added Guevarra./PN “We are outraged upon learning of thedastardly murder of former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza,” Panelosaid. “The perpetrators of this heinous crime will be pursued till they areplaced behind bars.”last_img read more

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Moores Hill man killed in altercation

first_imgRISING SUN, Ind. — A Moores Hill man has died from injuries sustained in an altercation Monday afternoon.According to Indiana State Police, an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to an Ohio County 911 call regarding a suspicious person near Rising Sun.When the officer arrived they made contact with Justin K Holland, 32, of Moores Hill.During their interaction, Holland began to resist the officer and became involved in a physical altercation.A female who was nearby came to assist the officer, who was being overtaken by Holland, and fired one shot from her own firearm at Holland and struck him in the torso.Holland was immediately given first aid, and EMS was notified.Holland was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital where he soon passed away.The identity of the Conservation Officer and the female will not be released pending the outcome of the investigation.last_img read more

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Mourinho’s United Looking to Improve on Worst League Start at Everton

first_imgManchester United will be looking to improve on their worst ever start to a Premier League season when they visit Everton today.Jose Mourinho’s men have taken just 20 points from their 13 matches and have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches.The United boss will be back in the dugout after missing the midweek victory over West Ham in the EFL Cup after a one-match ban from the FA and is expecting a tough game against the Toffees. “I managed against Martinez’s Everton, Moyes’ Everton and it is always difficult,” Mourinho told a pre-match press conference.“It is always beautiful with a great crowd and a great stadium. I had so many great matches there. Some I lost, some I won, but always a great match. The way United is playing, combined with the way Everton always try to play means it should be a very good match.”Confidence could be an issue in the Everton camp considering they’ve only won one of their last nine games in all competitions. However, they are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games at Goodison Park, winning five of those.United captain Wayne Rooney will be suspended for today’s game against his boyhood club after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the midweek EFL Cup win over West Ham.Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are back in contention after serving one-game bans of their own, but Luke Shaw is a doubt with an unspecified injury, while Eric Bailly (knee) and Chris Smalling (toe) remain absent.Ronald Koeman says he will face a tough decision when it comes to choosing his team with everyone but long-term absentee Muhamed Besic available for selection.Everton have lost four of their last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions (W1), with the most recent of those defeats coming in the FA Cup semi-final last season.Manchester United have won at Goodison Park on 15 occasions in the Premier League; at no other away venue have they won more often in competition history.Romelu Lukaku has played for Everton on six occasions in the league against Manchester United without scoring; his most against one team without finding the net for the Toffees.No duo has created more chances for each other in the Premier League this season than Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (16).Everton have outrun their opponents on just one occasion this season (vs Swansea); a league-low.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Get em’ while you can — Pacific halibut closes Friday

first_imgNorth Coast offshore adventures will be limited to just rockfish come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Saturday at 12:01 a.m. for the remainder of the 2016 season. The quota of 29,640 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections.Beginning in 2015, CDFW committed to in-season tracking of the fishery to ensure catch …last_img

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Research network backbone complete

first_imgThe Tertiary Education Network has acquired international bandwidth from Seacom, which can now be distributed via the SANReN national backbone network. Seacom is a 1.28 terabyte-per-second, 17 000 km-long submarine fibre-optic cable system linking southern and East Africa to global networks via India and Europe. The backbone for the South African National Research Network (SANReN), a network which aims to eventually connect all of the country’s higher education and research institutions, has been completed ahead of schedule. It would give the global research community access to facilities such as the Southern African Large Telescope and the Karoo Array Telescope, and allow South Africa to participate in international projects with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, among others, he said. The CSIR’s Meraka Institute is responsible for the implementation of the Department of Science and Technology’s cyber-infrastructure initiative which, in addition to SANReN, comprises the Centre for High Performance Computing and the proposed Very Large Datasets data-storage initiative. Important milestone 17 December 2009 “For the first time, South African researchers will have world-class networking enabling them to collaborate nationally and with their international peers. This positions South Africa internationally as a player in global science efforts,” she said in a statement earlier this month. According to Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, the completion of the national backbone network is an important milestone, as it will greatly reduce the cost of bandwidth for all research and higher education institutions in the country. The national backbone now interconnects the metropolitan areas of Tshwane (Pretoria), Johannesburg, Mangaung (Bloemfontein), Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) and eThekwini (Durban) on a 10 gigabits-per-second fibre-optic ring network.center_img Reciprocal participation The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) contracted Telkom for the installation of the national backbone network in July 2009, and the first phase of the research network will see the country’s top 50 education and research institutions connected. “It also makes it possible to harness South Africa’s full research and development capacity to address national priority issues, including health, food security and understanding and mitigating the effect of climate change.” Science and Technology department director-general Phil Mjwara said the broadband connectivity provided by the research network would allow for reciprocal participation between South Africa and international research institutions. According to Pandor, bandwidth abundance resulting from the networking of universities will shape the growth and development of a new generation of students, whose knowledge and skills will contribute to the goal of creating an inclusive information society, enabling socio-economic benefits through information and communications technology and broadband specifically. “This milestone will further demonstrate South Africa’s readiness to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, for which the country is currently bidding.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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