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Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 19th, 2018

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

PARKLAND, Florida --- Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press." "How dare you," he added. Hogg was responding to Trump's tweet Saturday that Democrats hadn't passed any gun control measures during the brief time they controlled Congress with a supermajority in the Senate. Trump also alluded to the FBI's failure to act ...Keep on reading: Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018
Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

After shooting, Florida to station police officer at every school

MIAMI: A police officer will be stationed at every public school in Florida, the state’s governor announced Friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week’s deadly high school shooting. President Donald Trump repeated his call, meanwhile, for arming some of America’s teachers and claimed the controversial proposal was increasingly drawing support. [...] The post After shooting, Florida to station police officer at every school appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C.:US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Trump also promised “very strong” background checks on gun owners during the poignant “listening session,” [...] The post Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting Wednesday, February 21, with students who survived last week's mass shooting at a Florida school. "I just want to say before ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Trump backs ban on ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic weapons

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw his support behind moves to ban “bump stocks” — an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one. Trump also said school safety was a “top priority” for [...] The post Trump backs ban on ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic weapons appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Trump backs ban on bump stocks on semi-automatic weapons

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, February 20, threw his support behind moves to ban "bump stocks" – an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

FORT LAUDERDALE, USA (UPDATED) – US President Donald Trump said Saturday, February 17, the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting. His comments came as he faces criticism from survivors of the attack over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

POMPANO BEACH: US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead. The arrival of Trump and his wife Melania came at the end of [...] The post Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

Two insurgents believed to be tied to a motorcycle drive-by shooting at a school in Thailand’s south were shot dead, police said, as UNICEF warned of trauma for children near the scene of the lunchtime violence. Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school Source link: Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

DOC VOLLEYBALL: A Battle of Generations

At long last, perhaps the most anticipated finals match in PVL history has been set. Showing dominance and proving why they are the defending champions despite some minor stumbles, the Creamline Cool Smashers barged their way into the Finals uncontested by dispatching a gritty dark horse in the Petro Gazz Angels. On the other hand, proving that their modern approach to the sport can trump experienced veterans, the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles are proving to be one of the most formidable collegiate teams in the country under the helm of a new head coach. While old and new fans of the Ateneo community will be torn between cheering for the former Queen Eagles Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and the current Queen Eagles in Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston, it is also of particular interest how Creamline head coach Tai Bundit will defend his trophy from his Ateneo successor Oliver Almadro. While Bundit has laid the foundation for a modern approach to the sport during his stint in Ateneo, Almadro on the other hand has taken it a step further in terms of intricacies in attack strategy. The dream finals match couldn’t be more interesting from a technical point of view as it is an arms race of volleyball modernization stemming from similar schools of thought. Creamline Cool Smashers: The OG New School Ever since coach Tai Bundit took the reins for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, the local volleyball scene has been introduced to numerous innovations that inarguably helped ALE seize a pair of crowns in the UAAP. Modern strategies such as the Setter-Open-Middle rotation, libero getting second ball when setter digs, fast pin plays, to name a few. For a good couple of years, the advancements brought about by Bundit have been a bane even for perennial champion coaches in the collegiate scene. As expected, most teams followed suit in order to adapt and challenge the new system introduced. Though the Bundit riddle has been challenged and conquered in the collegiate scene, Tai’s system still holds an iron grip in the professional scene despite everyone else following suit and that is primarily because of his connection with long time apprentices Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado coupled with supplementation of astounding players in Jema Galanza, Kyla Atienza and Melissa Gohing to name a few. Despite a surprising upset to start of their PVL Open Conference journey, the Creamline Cool Smashers continued to defy odds in exerting dominance given a handicapped line-up for the most part of the season. Regardless of key players like Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato, and Pau Soriano missing action for a number of games, the trio of Valdez, Morado and Galanza have been sufficient in holding off the competition as shown by the team’s performance in serve, passing, setting, and attack – skill departments that are highly influenced by the aforementioned trio. On the other hand, the absences of Sato, Gumabao and Soriano have definitely influenced their sub-par blocking performance since these three players have the major responsibility of setting up the net defense. It is of no surprise that in order to compensate the block, the Cool Smashers have intensified their serving to at least disrupt opponents' attack strategy. Coupled with exceptional floor defense by Atienza in transition, Morado had little difficulties in setting up counter attacks throughout the tournament.   With a full force line-up coming from the semis into the finals, the Creamline Cool Smashers are at their deadliest and all set to defend their crown. With few attack options on the right side as both middles rarely prove threatening with a slide attack, it is expected that the Creamline offense would still be heavy from the left pins care of Valdez and Galanza. The Lady Eagles would certainly load up their tallest players Madayag, De Leon, and Kat Tolentino to shut down the left pin. As such, the most crucial performance that could spell the difference in the finals series would be from opposite player Gumabao. Though Morado usually opts for combination x-plays in the middle to ease off some burden from the left, the Lady Eagles have proven disciplined enough with their block that combination plays rarely work against them. Should Gumabao exert significant threats from the right and if Bundit can develop her right back row attack in time, the Cool Smashers can circumvent one of Ateneo’s strongest suit which is their block and capitalize on their sub-par floor defense to eventually defend the crown. Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles: Paving Their Own Path Just when the future of the Ateneo Lady Eagles went uncertain with the exit of Bundit, Almadro’s takeover proved to be a major step in the right direction as witnessed in their remarkable performance for their first major tournament. For a team with a good mix of veterans and rookies, going toe to toe with top club teams in the country bids a bright future for the team as well as making them a significant contender in the upcoming collegiate league. The match-up against their predecessors, the Creamline Cool Smashers, is not just a treat for the fans but for volleyball analysts as well since it will be highly interesting how Almadro has brought about innovations to the framework established by his predecessor and how he will use it to his advantage. Right off the bat, the best change Almadro implemented upon his succession is relegating Kat Tolentino to the opposite position. The right wing couldn’t be a more perfect position for Tolentino since she can maximize her height and power advantage to rack in the points while minimizing burden on her weakness which is floor footwork and defense. While it’s true that we have seen some players shine in the opposite position in the past, Tolentino’s height, power, and ability to be a significant threat even from the back row makes her a cut above the rest. Almadro’s approach of having a tall, dominant, hitter from the right is a step to a modern approach employed even by top foreign teams. Another noticeable shift in Almadro’s system is the lack of reliance on combination x-plays. While some teams employ such strategy as a bread and butter on offense, the Lady Eagles have moved on from the outdated strategy and have only utilized such attack to break monotony. With a tall, dominant hitter from the right and deadly middles given a good pass, setter Deanna Wong is rarely forced to bunch up the attack in the middle in the hopes of confusing the block when she can separate the defense with fast sets to the pins. Almadro’s inclination towards safe and consistent pin play instead of fancy combination plays proves that he is taking the team to a more modernized approach. While the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles have been stellar in both net defense and attack, a glaring limitation too hard not to notice in the sub-par passing and floor defense. No matter how threatening Madayag and De Leon are from the middle, inconsistent passing would severely limit their output and threat imposed from the middle. With Creamline notably deadly from the service line and having a full force line-up that can finally establish a decent wall on the net, it would be of utmost priority for the Lady Eagles to slow down the serve with high passes and consistent distribution of back row and pipe attacks. In a similar way, the Lady Eagles are pressed to be aggressive with the serve as the main advantage of Creamline is consistency in passing care of Gohing. Ateneo-Motolite cannot afford to be lax or careless with the serve as a good pass almost always converts for a point for Morado and company. Though the Lady Eagles have proven formidable with the block, Valdez is still expected to plow and muscle through with her attacks hence Almadro’s ability to quickly adjust the floor defense pattern would spell the outcome of the game for the Lady Eagles. Catch Game One of the PVL Open Conference Finals on December 5, Wednesday, 6 PM on LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Trump sees California wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

PARADISE, California --- President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles. "This has been a tough day when you look at all of the death from one place to the next," Trump said before flying back to Washington. Trump's visits to areas of Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of unprecedented wildfires that have killed more than 70 people gave him what he sought in flying coast to coast and back in a sing...Keep on reading: Trump sees California wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: you are part of the problem

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A group of Pittsburgh Jewish leaders wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump on Sunday, October 28 telling him he bears responsibility for a deadly shooting at a synagogue in the US city. A mostly elderly group of 11 people were gunned down in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Jimmy Fallon to Florida shooting survivors: ‘Don’t let anything stop you’

Sunrise, Florida --- Graduating seniors at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged them to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." Four families received diplomas on behalf of loved ones slain in the attack that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control. Principal Ty Thompson underscored the honors for the dead students in a tweet. "Remember those not with us, and celebrate all the successes the Class of 2018 has brought to the community and the world!" Thompson tweeted. The "Tonight Show" host offered similar praise, saying, "You are not just ...Keep on reading: Jimmy Fallon to Florida shooting survivors: ‘Don’t let anything stop you’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

In deadly Texas school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

10 dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

SANTA FE, UNITED STATES: Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school Friday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States. The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa [...] The post 10 dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Ten dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

SANTA FE, USA – Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school Friday, May 18, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States. The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

At least 8 dead in Texas high school shooting

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for the latest updates. CHICAGO, USA (3rd UPDATE) – At least 8 people were killed when a male student opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday, May 18, a local sheriff said, as President Donald Trump expressed his "heartbreak" over the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US

WASHINGTON --- Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington hoped their protest would match in numbers and spirit last year's women's march, one of the biggest protests in the capital since the Vietnam era and one that far exceeded predictions of 300,000 demonstrators. Bearing signs reading "We Are the Change," "No More Silence" and "Keep NRA Money Out of Politics," protesters packed Pen...Keep on reading: Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018