Barcelona celebrates La Liga triumph in city parade

first_imgThe two-hour-long parade also served as a farewell for veteran playmaker Andres Iniesta, who last week announced he will not return for a 17th season with the club. The words “Infinit Iniesta” were painted on the bus that carried the team.Barcelona won the Spanish league for the seventh time in 10 seasons on Sunday, a week after clinching its fourth straight Copa del Rey title.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 crownBarcelona still has four matches left in the league but can’t be caught by second-place Atletico Madrid or third-place Real Madrid.Barcelona failed in its attempt to win the treble when it was eliminated by Roma in the Champions League quarterfinals. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Curry ready to return for Warriors in Game 2 vs. Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Barcelona players on a bus celebrate during a street parade in Barcelona, Spain, Monday April 30, 2018, after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer title. Barcelona clinched the 2017/18 Spanish soccer league title after a 4-2 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona players and coaches showed off the Spanish league and Copa del Rey trophies to the city and themselves in selfies in a victory parade on Monday.Riding atop an open bus, the team chanted and saluted fans as they wended through city streets before thousands of people.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Police make gang check

first_imgHe said 40 percent of probationers have been found to be in possession of weapons or drugs since the program’s inception. “It’s a crackdown on the gangs,” Antonovich said in front of a home authorities searched in the 1400 block of Jackman Street West. “We have an epidemic of gang activity… a warfare taking place. The ones we’re going after are those who are on probation and armed and are continuing their active membership in these gangs.” At the Jackman Street home, authorities arrested three men suspected of being gang members – two on parole violations and one on a probation violation – and seized a loaded firearm found in a room to which two young children had access, authorities said. The two children – ages 31/2 and 2 – were draped in blankets as sheriff’s deputies carried them into an unmarked car. The relationship between the adults and the children was not immediately known. “Being a parent myself, it’s very upsetting,” sheriff’s Lt. Randall Dickey said. “All you can do is try to calm them down, but seeing auntie, mom or dad being taken away is very difficult.” [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Antonovich initiated the DISARM program in the aftermath of a 1999 incident in which a white supremacist on probation went on a shooting rampage at a North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and later shot a postal worker to death in nearby Chatsworth. Law enforcement officials targeted locations based on information that a probation violation existed, said Jack Sims, the Probation Department’s special enforcement operations director. A DISARM sweep earlier this month in Lynwood resulted in 36 arrests and the confiscation of $5.9 million in illegal drugs, an Antonovich aide said. “The objective is to keep (probationers) in the community, but if they’re not going to stay in compliance with the terms of their probation, then our whole focus through DISARM is to bring them back to court and hold them accountable,” Sims said. Antonovich said the program was borne out of the realization that probationers left to their own devices posed a significant threat to public safety. LANCASTER – Los Angeles County Probation Department officers were joined by sheriff’s deputies Monday in a sweep to check whether dozens of gang members on probation in the Antelope Valley were complying with court-ordered terms. Teams hit about 40 locations searching suspected gang members on probation for weapons and illegal drugs, of which possession constitutes a violation of probationary terms, authorities said. No results were available late Monday afternoon. The sweep was led by the Probation Department’s Developing Increased Safety through Arms Reduction Management or DISARM program. Law enforcement officials were joined by 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for part of the sweep. last_img read more