first_imgThe 26-year-old resident Julio Parejasustained hack wounds on the body, a police report showed. Bacolod City – A man washacked in Barangay Balingasag, Bago City, Negros Occidental. According to police investigators,Pareja was on his way home when Maquiling hacked him on Dec. 25. But the motivein the incident was not immediately established. Police identified the suspect as35-year-old resident Jun Troy Maquiling.center_img Pareja was rushed to the Bago CityHospital but was later transferred to the South Bacolod General Hospital herefor medical treatment.     Officers of the Bago City policestation conducted a manhunt operation against Maquiling, who fled after theincident./PNlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Tammy Abraham is ready to commit his international future to England, according to reports.The Chelsea striker played twice for the country of his birth in 2017, appearing in friendlies against Germany and Brazil while he was on loan at Swansea.However, since those games were not competitive fixtures he could yet choose to switch his allegiance to Nigeria, for whom he qualifies through his father.Abraham refused to rule out a future with the Super Eagles after he was left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for last month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.However, the Telegraph write that the Chelsea frontman is now willing to commit to England if he is included in the 23-man group to face Czech Republic and Bulgaria next weekend.Southgate will name his latest squad on Thursday and is almost certain to include Abraham, who has enjoyed a superb start to the season at Stamford Bridge.Only Sergio Aguero can better Abraham’s return of seven goals after seven matches of the season, one of which the Blues centre-forward began on the bench.The 21-year-old’s hat-trick against Wolves and braces against Norwich and Sheffield United mean he has found the net more than fellow Englishmen Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Callum Wilson this term.Abraham may found a place in Southgate’s starting XI hard to come by given Kane’s senior status within the squad, but any appearance against either Czech Republic or Bulgaria would tie him to England for the rest of his career.And after a period of deliberation, the Chelsea academy product is willing to make that commitment as he aims to transfer his fine club form to the international stage.England have won each of their first four Euro 2020 qualifiers and could book their spot at the tournament if results go their way next weekend.Tags: NigeriaTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON: Top high school athletes from across the island will do battle for $16 million in cash and prizes in the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which gets under way this Saturday with the Western Championships at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay and the Youngster Goldsmith National Athletics Classics at the National Stadium in Kingston. Events to be contested in the seven-event Grand Prix Series are the 100 metres, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus, and 4x400m. The Grand Prix will continue with the Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium on Thursday, February 11; Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 13; Central Championships at G. C. Foster College on Tuesday, February 16; and the Grand Prix final at the G. C. Foster Classics at G. C. Foster College on Saturday, February 20. The top two athletes from each event from the first five meets will earn the first six spots in the finals. There will be two wild card positions for the two next best athletes from any meet. POINT SYSTEM Athletes will get nine points for a win; seven for second place; six, five, four, three, two, and one point for individual events; and 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 for the relay. Points will be accumulated from the regional meets and carried over to the Grand Prix Final to determine the overall school champions. Technical committee chairman Maurice Wilson is expecting stiff competition in the sprints at the Western Championships, while the field events should take the spotlight in Kingston. “The 100m and the 200m should bring a lot of attention because the athletes from that region are comparable to athletes from the central and other regions. With the Youngster Goldsmith, the long jump should be of interest because of athletes coming out of Calabar High and even as far as Oberlin High. With Kingston College and Calabar, we are expecting good competition in the throws and the discus,” he said. St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), the defending boys’ champions, should get a head start with defending 200m Grand Prix champion Nigel Ellis expected to perform well again this season. Wilson also challenged athletes to hunt for prizes that would add to their schools’ programmes. The champion schools will receive $1 million, runner-up $500,000, and third-place $200,000 worth of gym equipment. Should an athlete break a record at any of the six meets, he/she will be awarded a scholarship that will be made payable directly to the school that the athlete will be attending in September 2016. The coaches of the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship-winning male school and female school will each receive $50,000. *Earlier this story had said that the Camperdown Classic would be held at the Usain Bolt Track on Saturday, February 13. That was incorrect. It will in fact be held at the National Stadium.last_img read more