Rape suspect nabbed

first_imgNo bail bond was recommended for thesuspect’s temporary liberty./PN The 72-year-old Feliciano De La Ramosof Barangay Pandan, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental was caught on the strength ofan arrest warrant around 3 p.m. on Dec. 19, a police report showed. De La Ramos was detained in the lockupcell of the Pontevedra police station. Officers of the municipal policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Anita Guanzon-Chua of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental dated Feb. 20,2014. BACOLOD City – Charged with rape, aman was arrested in Barangay Punta Taytay. last_img

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World Cup preview: Sweden vs Switzerland

first_imgSwitzerland take on Sweden at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals up for grabs.The Swiss head into the last-16 clash having finished runners-up to Brazil in Group E and are unbeaten so far in the tournament.In fact, Vladimir Petkovic’s side have risen to sixth in the latest FIFA world rankings on the back of an impressive recent run of just one loss in their last 25 games, eye-catching form that has not surprised striker Josip Drmic.”These figures are no coincidence,” he said. “We’ve fought hard for this status over the last few months.”Vladimir Petkovic’s team did not lose a group game on their way to the last 16Sweden boss Janne Andersson knows just what a tough test his players will face in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.”It’s a situation again where we have to reach our personal best, I know I keep on repeating it but I think it’s a very good description on what is needed from us both as individuals and as a team,” the Sweden head coach said. “We need to reach our absolute highest level, then we will have the chance to beat Switzerland as well.”Team newsSweden will be without the experienced Sebastian Larsson, who misses the game due to suspension.The AIK midfielder could be replaced by Seattle Sounders’ Gustav Svensson or Genoa’s Oscar Hiljemark.Switzerland skipper Stephan Lichtsteiner is suspended for Tuesday’s last-16 clashSwitzerland, meanwhile, will be without centre-back Fabian Schar and right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, with both players serving one-game bans.As a result, either former Arsenal central defender Johan Djourou or Nico Elvedi will replace Schar, while Michael Lang is expected to come in for the Swiss skipper. Opta statsThis will be the 29th meeting between Sweden and Switzerland but the first ever at a major tournament (World Cup + Euro)Sweden are unbeaten in their last three games against Switzerland (W1 D2) although their last encounter was in March 2002 (1-1). The Swiss’ last victory came in October 1994 in a Euro qualifier in Bern (4-2), it was under Roy HodgsonSince finishing as runners-up on home soil in 1958, Sweden have progressed past the second round of the World Cup on only one occasion, it was in 1994 when they finished thirdSweden have never won back to back World Cup matches outside of their own country – they did so twice in 1958 as host nation but haven’t accomplished it in any of their other 11 tournaments including this oneThis will be Sweden’s 50th game at the World Cup, becoming the 11th team to reach that tally. Only Mexico have featured in more games without ever winning the tournamentSwitzerland last made it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1954 when the tournament was held on home soil. Since then, they have always been knocked out whenever they’ve reached the round of 16 (1994, 2006, 2014), not scoring a single goal in any of those three gameslast_img read more

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