NU, Adamson close in on PVL finals

first_imgNational U’s Aiko Urdas connects on a hard spike against Arellano U’s Andrea Marzan (14) and Necole Ebuen during their PVL Collegiate Conference Final Four duel at the San Juan Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational University and Adamson University took pole positions in the road to the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of Arellano University in the first semifinals series with a three-set sweep, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Jaja Santiago spearheaded NU with 24 points while Risa Sato celebrated her 22nd birthday with 11 points. “Our goal was activate our quickers and take advantage of the smaller Arellano lineup,” said Santiago whose 6-foot-5 frame towers over every Lady Chief. “And I saw that our offense clicked so we just exploited it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the other semifinals match, the Lady Falcons had to fight back from a one-set deficit to stop Far Eastern University, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, and take a 1-0 series lead. Christine Soyud carried the scoring yoke for Adamson from injured captain Jema Galanza finishing with 23 points while Bernadette Flora and Chiara Permentilla had 14 points apiece. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES “Without Jema out, there’s so much that our team is lacking. First set I put Eli (Soyud) in Jema’s spot and (Bernadette) Flora as the opposite. It’s just a learning adjustment for me as a coach you make this decisions and you think it’s gonna click but Eli’s home is at the opposite and I think when we switched it up she started coming alive,” said Adamson head coach Air Padda.Toni Rose Basas and Jeanette Villareal combined for 30 points to lead FEU. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

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San Beda trips Perpetual in grueling three-setter

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda overcame University of Perpetual Help in a long three-setter, 28-26, 25-18, 29-27, to take its second straight win in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers joined College of St. Benilde and defending champion Arellano University with 2-0 records atop the standings while the Lady Altas are at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense NCAA volleyball: Benilde comes back from two sets to stun Lyceum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Viray powered San Beda with 20 points while skipper Racraquin added 13.Clemente had 16 points to lead the Lady Alyss while Cindy Imbo pitched in 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda took a 22-19 lead in the third set before Perpetual clawed back and took over, 23-22, off a service ace from Maria Clemente.The Lady Red Spikers seemed ready to put the game away after clinching 24-22 match point on Nieza Viray’s spike, but a back-and-forth saw the scores knotted up at 27-27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCesca Raqraquin inspired San Beda with two straight points to finish the match off.“I’m proud of the grit the team showed today,” said San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino. “And although we still lack the consistency, I know we have the maturity so I trust the players no matter what.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

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Federer loses his initials, still wins at Wimbledon

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Starting his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, Federer looked as sharp as ever.Lajovic held serve in the opening game but that was as good as it got for the 58th-ranked Serb. Federer reeled off the next nine games to take charge and was in cruise control for the rest of the match.Federer didn’t face a break point and showed off the full repertoire of shots that has made him the most successful male player ever at Wimbledon. He set another record in the process, becoming the first man in the Open era to play in the grass-court Grand Slam for a 20th straight year.The man he beat in last year’s final, Marin Cilic, also advanced easily. The third-seeded Croatian cruised past Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He joined No. 8 Kevin Anderson and American duo John Isner and Sam Querrey to advance in straight sets.No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria was the highest-seeded man to bow out, losing to Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Federer’s move to Uniqlo had been rumored ahead of the tournament, but wasn’t confirmed until he stepped onto the court. However, he hasn’t completely left Nike behind. He still wore the American company’s shoes on court, although he may have had to pay for these ones himself.“I don’t have a shoe deal,” he said. “I’m looking forward to see what shoes I will be wearing in the near future. For now, I will be wearing Nike. They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well. Ties are not broken there. I have deep roots with Nike. I’ve had a great relationship over the last 20 years. But everything is open.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer’s stylish “RF” logo was missing from his outfit as he stepped out on Centre Court on Monday to begin his title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Dusan Lajovic. So was the Nike swoosh that has been an ever-present adornment during his 15 years of tennis dominance.The eyebrow-raising new look was a result of switching apparel sponsors to Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, despite the Swiss star’s name having been synonymous with Nike ever since winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003. And while the swoosh may be gone for good, Federer wants to reclaim his initials.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Yeah, so the RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point. I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me,” Federer said. “They are my initials. They are mine. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever. In a short period of time, it will come to me.”One thing that clearly hasn’t left him — even at the age of 36 — is his mastery of grass courts. Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown A fan holds a banner next to Roger Federer of Switzerland, asking for his headband, at the end of his Men’s Singles first round match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Roger Federer didn’t need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon.He’s hoping to get them back soon, though.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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Peace River North School District to get more Provincial Money

first_imgSchool districts will see an additional $84 million in operating funding over last year, the highest funding level ever. The additional funding brings school district operating funding for the 2009-10 school year to $4.551 billion. The per-pupil funding is increasing even though districts throughout the province forecast they will have almost 7,000 fewer students next year.Peace River North is one of the few school districts across the province that will actually see an increase in enrollment.  In 2009-2010 Peace River North will get $52 million from the province compared to $50 million this year.  The province also expects enrollment in the region to grow by almost 200 students to 5.638.- Advertisement -Average per-pupil funding is expected to increase to an estimated $8,323 in 2009-10 – a $205 increase over the 2008-09 funding of $8,118.  In our region the funding per student is closer to $9,000.last_img read more

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Superb Lionesses storm Hong Kong semis

first_imgArgentina had taken a 10-0 lead before the impressive Janet Okello bridged the gap to 10-5 and the Kenyan girls raced back after the break to seal the win in dramatic fashion.A series of handling errors by the Kenyan girls, mostly due to nerves saw Argentina race to a 10-0 lead with Josefina Padellaro and Maria Moreno going over the chalk to hand the South Americans what looked like a comfortable lead.However, Okello ensured the Lionesses had the game within reach striking before halftime with a brilliant darting run across the field to set the scores at 10-5 at the breather.Kenya’s Janet Okelo races away from the Argentina defense on day two of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong on 5 April, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyArgentina seemed to be running away with it in the second half after Maria Pedrozo went over on the left citing some space in the Kenyan defense for a 15-5 lead.But, Kenya had other ideas and the never say die attitude was clearly visible. Okulu who has been impressive for the Lionesses this weekend then narrowed the gap when she side stepped her markers in midfield to storm through the middle with Janet Owino converting for a three point deficit.With renewed energy seeing the game in sight, Kevin Wambua’s charges stormed down the Argentines and Camilla dotted down her second try of the competition and what proved to be the winner going over on the left.Argentina tried making a comeback but the Lionesses had their defense sorted out as they stormed into their second consecutive Hong Kong Semi.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Camilla Atieno dives in a try against Argentina on day two of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong on 5 April, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – The Kenya Lionesses will face Brazil in the semi-final of the Hong Kong Sevens after coming from 10-0 down to beat Argentina 17-15 in a thrilling quarter final early Friday morning.Grace Okulu and Camila Atieno scored each a try late in the game to complete the comeback for the Kenyan girls as they kept their dream of qualifying to next year’s World Women’s Sevens Series alive.last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Earns A 4-3 Victory At Bradley

first_imgThe Bulldogs have a quick turnaround as they travel to Illinois State on Saturday. First serve is set for 10 a.m. Doubles Thai/Barbery (BU) def. Herder/Williams (DU) 7-5 Lomas/Kozlowski (DU) def. Dechter/Manfredo (BU) 7-5  Brandt/Wijesinghe (BU) def. Brills/Jaglarz (DU) 6-1Print Friendly Version After dropping her first set 6-4, sophomore Joely Lomas bounced back to win the final two sets 6-2, 6-2 to cut the Bulldogs’ deficit to 3-2. The Braves won the doubles point and then won No. 6 singles to take a 2-0 lead. Bradley extended its lead it 3-1 after earning a win at No. 5 singles. Junior Summer Brills put the Bulldogs on the board with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Ari Dechter at No. 1 singles.center_img For the second-straight match, Tess Herder clinched the 4-3 victory with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win over Natalia Barbery at No. 2. PEORIA, Ill. – The Drake University women’s tennis overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Bradley 4-3 at the Clubs at River City in Peoria, Ill. on Friday. Sophomore Kenya Williams then tied the match up 3-3 with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Malini Wijesinghe at No. 4. Drake 4, Bradley 3April 14, 2017, Peoria, Ill.Singles Summer Brills (DU) def. Ari Dechter (BU) 7-5, 6-4 Tess Herder (DU) def. Natalia Barbery (BU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 Joely Lomas (DU) def. Alexa Brandt (BU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Kenya Williams (DU) def. Malini Wijesinghe (BU) 6-2, 7-5 Aimee Manfredo (BU) def. Mela Jaglarz (DU) 6-3, 6-2 Ashley Thai (BU) def. Alex Kozlowski (DU) 6-3, 7-6(4)last_img read more

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Will the Raiders find a starting O-lineman in the draft?

first_imgDerek Carr spent more time on his back than most quarterbacks in the NFL last season.Just two seasons after Carr was sacked only 16 times (34th-most in the NFL and better than three separate Browns quarterbacks), the Raiders’ porous offensive line surrendered 51 sacks in 2018. Yes, 51. Carr sustained only 36 sacks combined over the two seasons prior, then tied for third in the NFL for most sacks taken last season, trailing only Deshaun Watson (62) and Dak Prescott (56).Only two players remain …last_img

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Listen: the Nelson Mandela audio series

first_imgJoe Richman, founder of the non-profit organisation Radio Diaries, worked meticulously to compile audio snippets of Nelson Mandela from more than 50 interviews with the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former president FW de Klerk. He also managed to get an introduction to the series from Mandela himself. Nelson Mandela provided an introduction to Mandela: An Audio History, compiled by Joe Richman from Radio Diaries. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)Priya PitamberWhen Joe Richman, founder of the non-profit organisation Radio Diaries, had lunch with Nelson Mandela and his family, he ate pork chops, Swiss chard and rice, with strawberries for dessert.Between 2003 and 2004, Richman had tried his best to interview Mandela for the documentary Mandela: An Audio History. It was an audio series on the struggle against apartheid as told through accounts of Mandela by those who had fought with and against him.“We had Mandela’s daughter, his doctor, friends from Robben Island, all trying to help us get an interview with him,” wrote Richman on his website. “But it never worked out.”Eventually, Richman received a call from Mandela’s friend and doctor, the late Dr Nthato Motlana. He suggested Richman travel to Soweto where Mandela was receiving an award because it could be the chance he needed to do an interview.“I went. The event was a bust,” he wrote.Motlana offered him a ride back into Johannesburg, but they stopped at what Richman described as a big house with a security guard outside. The doctor went in first, and once Richman got the okay from the guard, he went into the house.“And there, at the dining room table, I could see the back of that unmistakable head. Nelson Mandela, his wife Graça Machel, one of his daughters, two of his grandsons, and Dr Motlana were all sitting down for lunch. There was an extra chair and place setting, for me.”He got his interview for the audio series, which comprised accounts from more than 50 people and included never-heard-before recordings.The series was handed over to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in April this year. “The importance of preserving, learning and sharing history is indisputable,” the foundation said. “It helps us to understand who we once were and how we got here.”It had been broadcast to more than 50 million listeners, said the foundation.“The Nelson Mandela Foundation will preserve and make these oral history archives available for scholars and researchers,” said Sello Hatang, CEO of the foundation.Richman noted that Mandela generously recorded an introduction for the radio series and spoke about the importance of understanding one’s own history.“And I left his house feeling like I would take a bullet for that man,” he concluded.Listen to the seven part series:Radio Diaries 1: An Introduction Nelson MandelaRadio Diaries 2: Birth of Apartheid 1944 to 1960Radio Diaries 3: Underground Movement 1960 to 1964Radio Diaries 4: Robben Island 1964 to 1976Radio Diaries 5: State of Emergency 1976 to 1990Radio Diaries 6: Democracy 1990 to 1994Radio Dairies 7: The Final Chapterlast_img read more

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Advice For Selling Your Screenplay

first_imgPitching Your ScriptFirst things first: find a producer that will agree to read your script. Traditionally, you would need to go through their agent (and maybe yours) in order to arrange this, however the filmmaking landscape has truly changed over the last decade. Because there are so many independent producers out there, seeking out content they can develop into feature films, some producers are more approachable than they have ever been. This person will hopefully not only buy your script, but will also be responsible for carrying this project from inception through to the sale of the finished product.Make it a point to know about as many industry events as possible. While you may not be able to attend all of them, it’s essential to the sale of your script to at attend at least a few. There are a few key events every single year where filmmakers and producers gather in an effort to find new scripts or ideas for features. Almost all the major film festivals have film markets attached to them, and there are many outside markets as well that allow for networking and pitching your script. The International Screenwriters Association is a useful resource for connecting with other professionals and hearing about upcoming events.You must breakdown your pitch to a science, then make it your art. Who is your main character? What do they want (external goal) but also, what do they need (internal character arc)? What is preventing them from attaining this goal and what are the consequences your character must face should their goal not be realized? You may have what you believe to be the best script in the world, but the reality is that there are tons of great ideas and scripts floating around and producers get pitched on projects every single day. Keep your pitch short. You’ve got one shot at it…and most often very limited time to present it.Create a Captivating LoglineNothing gets a producer more eager to be a part of something as a fantastic logline. As integral as your logline was to fleshing out your story details, it is just as useful when you begin pitching your screenplay to producers. Logline deliveries are akin to telling a joke – a bad one will send you nowhere fast and a good one will have someone hanging on to your every word. Producers and executives receive hundreds of scripts each year, some get made and most collect dust. So your ability to effectively communicate your story in two sentences, in such a way that excites a producer, is what will get people interested in either hearing more or buying it.In creating the logline for your pitch, be sure not to reveal everything about your story. Why? Because the best case scenario is that you create a two sentence description that is so good, the person you’re pitching to asks “Well what happens when so and so tries to save the girl” and you’re able to respond “Well, you’ll just have to read the screenplay to find out”. A great tool for creating effective loglines is simply to go online and read loglines from the films that inspire you most or well-known, memorable classics. Take a quick look at the one or two sentences that catapulted these films into successful, money-making ventures.Demonstrate Profitabilityit’s your job to communicate the script’s potential for commercial success. Despite your belief in your story’s intricate plot, the depth of your characters or the rich dialogue, this all means nothing if you can’t get a producer to believe that this is a project worth their time and lots of money.Those you are pitching to will want to get an idea for how difficult or easy (and make sure it’s always easy) this film will be to market and that the audience is broad enough to cover production costs and generate profits. Further, are the character roles the type to attract well known talent, the type who could lead to additional financing from investors? Investors want to feel confident they will see a return on their involvement.Your First Offer is Not Always Your BestSometimes, when you are selling something it may be tempting to limit your sights to the first offer you receive. However, if you are the type of writer who desperately wants to make sure that your screenplay evolves into the best possible motion picture it’s advisable to take the time to find the right producer for your project. Set up as many meetings as you can with various producers and also understand that the highest bidder doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best offer.Be Open to RewritesFinally, when the times comes and someone expresses interest in your story, be open to rewrites. Whether you’re given notes from an executive or a producer and asked to do the re-writes yourself, or your script is purchased with the intention that someone else will do the re-writes, swallow your pride and agree whole-heartedly. Otherwise, be prepared for your script to do nothing but collect dust.In nearly all circumstances, no one will be pounding at your door to buy your script. YOU have to commit to cultivating great relationships with producers who will hopefully want to buy your script and make it into a film. The best way to put yourself in such a position is to hone your networking skills, attend as many meetings or industry related events as you can, and practice the art of a great pitch, where the person you’re pitching is left dreaming of the profits this project could generate. Your script is finally done, ready to be seen and (hopefully) sold. After pouring your blood, sweat and tears into your baby, it seems that the hard part is over and done with, but in many ways the work has just begun.In order to flourish as a professional writer (i.e. get paid) you must prepare to think like a business person. The harsh reality is that the movie business can be brutal. If you’re not comfortable with hearing ‘no’ or having people criticize every facet of your script, you either need to find a new day job or prepare to fund, produce, and direct your own films.However, if you’re committed to getting your screenplay sold, a solid game-plan when approaching producers/investors, and a high level of persistence, may pave your way for success.last_img read more

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‘Goons’ gatecrash New Year celebrations, create ruckus

first_imgA New Year’s Eve celebration turned into a nightmare for a Mumbai family, after a group of goons allegedly barged into the resort in Igatpuri near Nashik where the family was celebrating. The family ended up spending the entire night at the Igatpuri police station to get an FIR registered. Gopal Putran, a Kandivali resident who runs Shagun Resort in Igatpuri, said he had taken his wife and two children to the resort on December 31. Some senior citizens and customers who had booked rooms at the resort were also present.“We were all having a good time when a group of 10 to 15 men barged in and started dancing on the lawn, where some of the guests were already dancing. I asked my manager who the men were, and he told me they were local residents. I told him to get them to leave the premises within ten minutes, as it was inconveniencing the guests,” Mr. Putran said. However, when the manager tried to make them leave, an argument broke out and one of them, identified as Dnyaneshwar Lahane, allegedly started abusing Mr Putran. “The argument escalated into a brawl, and Mr. Lahane and his friends manhandled me and others, including women,” he said.The Igatpuri police were alerted, and Mr. Lahane and his friends were rounded up and taken to the police station along with Mr. Putran for further inquiries.“We had intended to have a good beginning to the New Year, but instead ended up spending the night at the police station. We reached around 12:45 a.m. on January 1 and were there till 5 a.m. till all the formalities were complete,” said Mr. Putran. The Igatpuri police subsequently booked Mr. Lahane and nine others for rioting, unlawful assembly, assault and damage to property under the Indian Penal Code and arrested them. Inspector Sanjay Shukla said, “All the accused were produced in court the next day and were granted bail.”Mr. Putran said his own inquiries have revealed that Mr. Lahane is a local goon and had caused a similar ruckus at the resort around two years ago.last_img read more

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