Cutting through the water with strong strokes and then rising for accurate shooting, Canete scored six points in the Philippines’ surprising 9-7 win over Thailand.Canete, a single parent with two teenaged boys, was working as a swimming instructor in Dubai for six years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water poloBut last year, the team asked him to come back. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) “In Singapore we didn’t get a medal (and went home without a win) I heard they are going to disband the team if we lose here now,” said Canete. “So I decided to help.”Head coach Rey Galang lavished praise on Canete for taking care of the offense while team captain and goalie Tani Gomez Jr., was in charge of defense.READ: SEA Games special siteAlso scoring for the Philippines were Mico Anota, Reynaldo Salonga Jr., and Mummar Alamara.“I think we are in a much better shape now than when I came back,” said Canete. “We just need to sustain this and remain focused.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate PH water polo top scorer Roy Canete. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—Teodoro Roy Canete had to make a big decision to leave a lucrative job in Dubai to “help save” Philippine water polo.That started to pay off Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The Philippines also had a help from the bench from Hungarian coach Eggidy Gabor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Thailand silences PH to advance to AVC semis
WASHINGTON – Increasing violence among teenagers and other youths appears to have contributed to a nationwide crime spike, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Gangs and gun violence are partly to blame for the rise in crime that is on pace to increase for the second straight year, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in a prepared speech. In response, the Justice Department is pledging to spend nearly $50 million this year to combat gangs and guns, and will push Congress to enact new laws to let the federal government better investigate and prosecute violent crime. FBI data from last fall show violent crimes, including murders and robberies, rose by 3.7 percent nationwide during the first six months of 2006. Those findings came on top of a 2.2 percent crime hike in 2005 – the first increase since 2001. Offenses committed by people using firearms pose a major threat not only to communities, but also to police. So-called “straw purchases,” where gun owners buy their firearms through a go-between, is an area of concern. In Los Angeles, year-to-date statistics show violent crime is down 7 percent as the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and city and state prosecutors have stepped up anti-gang efforts, which often involves targeting teenage criminals. In 2006, there was a 2.5 percent decrease in violent crimes citywide. But police officials say that some crimes, including gang-related homicides, account for roughly half of the city’s total. So far this year, 60 of the city’s 126 homicides have been classified as gang-related. If not for unsolved homicides, those numbers might be higher. “If we suppress gang activities overall, we’re going to have violent crimes decrease, which we’ve done,” said Jason Lee, LAPD spokesman. “We’re looking at a decrease in violent crimes as opposed to nationwide, which is good.” The Justice Department plans to distribute $18 million in grants nationwide this year to prevent and reduce illegal gun sales and other firearms crimes. Gonzales also will announce spending $31 million in new funds this year to combat gangs, according to the Justice Department fact sheet. The department also is working on a new crime bill to help federal authorities assist local and state police in cases involving juvenile crime. Staff Writer Rick Coca contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Faced with the discouraging data, Gonzales last fall ordered a study of 18 cities and suburban regions to show why crime is surging. According to Gonzales’ prepared remarks and a Justice Department fact sheet, obtained by The Associated Press, the study found: That a growing number of offenders appear to be younger, and their crimes more violent, and that laws in some states provide few, if any, tough penalties on juvenile offenders. Many youths have little parental oversight and are too easily influenced by gang membership and glamorized violence in popular culture. Loosely organized gangs present the biggest concern for law enforcement officials because they are hard to investigate and their members often commit random acts of crime out of self-protection.
The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) delivered an awards extravaganza on the weekend: the National Travel Industry Awards 2016 (NITA).Celebrated on Saturday 16 July, at The Pavilion Darling Harbour, the Gala Dinner recognised 38 travel industry individual and businesses who have been awarded for their excellence and contribution to the travel industry.Helloworld Limited was awarded Best Travel Agency Group and Best Non-Branded Travel Agency Group. Queanbeyan City Travel and Cruise was announced People’s Choice: Retail Travel Agency of the Year and George Hedley was awarded with the 2016 Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship, to name a few.The full list of 2016 winners is available on the AFTA website here.The attending airline sponsors amazed guests with a number of ticket giveaways. Major sponsor Qantas, in partnership with American Airlines, gave two return business class flights. The Star Alliance network of 27 airlines delighted guests with more than 50 prizes in the napkin scratch and win promotion and Beverage Sponsor Air New Zealand wowed guests with an epic giveaway of 27 airlines tickets to celebrate their international flight routes.Tourism Fiji gave guests a warm welcome on Saturday evening and thanks to Emcee Sponsor Dubai Tourism, multi-awarding-winning journalist and TV personality, Anjali Rao, steered the proceedings with grandeur. Acclaimed performer and actor Johnny Ruffo delivered a high-energy performance thanks to Express Travel Group and guests’ celebrations continued into the early hours of the morning thanks to the Singapore Airlines After Party which was held at The Watershed, Darling Harbour.Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive said: “AFTA, together with our valued and important sponsors are very proud to have once again delivered such a spectacular event.”For the full list of NTIA sponsors click here.Go back to the e-newsletter