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first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Japan’s swimmer Rikako Ikee competes during the 100m butterfly women final of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 2018 in Tokyo, on August 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUWith her ultra-bright smile and tendency to sob tears of joy after winning races, Ikee is her country’s new darling of the pool. The 18-year-old Tokyo Olympic hope melted hearts when she snatched Pan Pacific gold in the 100m butterfly earlier this month. Ikee will be buzzing after also taking silver in the 200m freestyle and is poised for a big week in Jakarta.Joseph Schooling (Singapore)Singapore’s Joseph Schooling gestures after winning the men’s swimming 100m butterfly final event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the National Aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANAAfter bursting onto the scene by winning gold in the 100m butterfly at the last Asian Games in 2014, Schooling stunned Phelps in the 100m fly at the Rio Olympics in the great American’s final individual race before retiring. His form has dipped since but his bronze medal at last year’s world championship will have acted as a wake-up call for Singapore’s most famous athlete.Dmitriy Balandin (Kazakhstan) Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin bites his gold medal on the podium after he won in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Odd AndersenFollowing a breakout breaststroke treble at the 2014 Asian Games, Balandin became Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic swimming champion when he won gold in the 200m two years ago. However, he has suffered a hefty Rio hangover and the 23-year-old Almaty native will need to rediscover his mojo to hold off Japanese pair Yasuhiro Koseki and Ippei Watanabe in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China’s Sun Yang celebrates on the podium after the men’s 200m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONThe beefy Chinese has won three Olympic freestyle gold medals and is almost unstoppable when he’s in the mood. Tough as nails, Sun bounced back from losing his Olympic 400m title in Rio two years ago with an emotional victory in the 200m free after being accused by rivals of being a “drug cheat”. Few would bet against him scooping a fistful of gold in Jakarta.Kosuke Hagino (Japan) FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Japan’s swimmer Kosuke Hagino attends a training session at the Aquatics center during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUA man on a mission after American Chase Kalisz’s recent rise, the Japanese is another who captured gold in Rio, winning the men’s 400m individual medley and taking silver behind Michael Phelps in the 200m IM despite struggling with an elbow injury. Hagino will be favourite to do the medley double for the second successive Asian Games and restore dented confidence.Rikako Ikee (Japan) 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 Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Five athletes who could light up the Asian Games swimming competition, which begins on Sunday in Jakarta:Sun Yang (China) ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgI cannot be your money when your money is not your moneyI cannot be your Oil when your Oil is not your OilI cannot be your Iron Ore when your Iron Ore is not your Iron oreI cannot be your Diamond when your Diamond is not your DiamondI cannot be your Gold when your Gold is not your GoldI cannot be your Timber when your Timber is not your TimberI cannot be your Forest when your Forest is not your ForestI cannot be your Rubber when your Rubber is not RubberI cannot be your Seaport when your Seaport is not your SeaportI cannot be your Airport when your Airport is not your AirportI cannot be your Food when your Food is not your FoodI cannot be your Cloth when your Cloth is not your ClothI cannot be your Shoes when your Shoes are not your ShoesI cannot be your Skin when your Skin is not your SkinI cannot be your Hair when your Hair is not your HairI cannot be your Nail when your Nail is not NailI cannot be your Eyebrow when your Eyebrow is not your EyebrowI cannot be your Eyelashes when your Eyelashes are not your EyelashesI cannot be your Eye when your Eye is not your EyeI cannot be your Lips when your Lips are not your LipsI cannot be your everything when your everything is not your EverythingI cannot be your anything when your anything is not your AnythingNo! I cannot just be yours when yours is not yourShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The fight within the People’s National Congress (PNC) to succeed David Granger as party leader has begun, even as he is receiving medical treatment overseas. From what is going on, the fight is nasty to say the least.Since coming to Government in May 2015, many allegations of corruption were levelled at various Government officials from sections of society. The many financial improprieties as revealed through the Auditor General reports are shocking.The Sussex Street bond fiasco, the D’Urban Park Project and the sole sourcing of hundreds of millions of dollars in drugs from both a leading Private Sector establishment and a shell company from overseas, are a mere few instances of wanton corruption. All were publicly denied by Government officials.As the President takes ill, the opportunists within are now pointing fingers at each other with accusations of corruption. Suddenly, it is a fight to show who is more corrupt. The infighting and the jostle for the position in the hierarchy of the leadership, has reached a point where it places the PNC on the path of breaking up and many stalwarts are worried.The battle to expose who has accumulated and sucked the most wealth from taxpayers since May 2015 has reached boiling point and now explains why they refused to submit their declarations to the Integrity Commission.The situation is such that the few who have the party at heart and who have expressed their concerns over the ongoing and unbridled corruption by party officials bleeding the country in the process, are being quickly pushed aside.What was always known by many regarding corruption by the PNC and which was denied, is coming to light from their own mouths as they trample on each other for the ultimately leadership position.If the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) are really concerned about curbing corruption, it can easily gather confessions from those who are now fighting openly within the PNC. As they fight and the stories of corruption unfold, the impact could not only lead to the breakup of the PNC, but would bring further economic hardships to the country as a whole.Sincerely,Alvin Hamiltonlast_img read more

first_imgDr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh has said that Tuesday’s decision by the Liberian Senate to endorse the December 16, 2014 timetable by the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the Special Senatorial Elections amounts to “lowering itself”.According to Dr. Tipoteh, a twice defeated presidential candidate, NEC through a communication asked the Liberian Senate for approval of a date to hold the Special Senatorial Elections, because the electoral body holds the view that its request was the legal action to take.The Senate, in the view of Dr. Tipoteh, began considering the request of NEC because it was of the opinion that NEC had taken the appropriate legal action.Surprisingly, Dr. Tipoteh pointed out, NEC went ahead implementing its plan to hold elections without the Senate’s approval, by announcing the beginning of electoral campaigning on Thursday, November 20, 2014.More surprising, Dr. Tipoteh observed, is the approval of the request of NEC after that body had begun the implementation of its plan to hold the Senatorial Elections.He insisted, in a text message to this newspaper yesterday, that NEC’s action to proceed with its plan prior to receiving the requested approval of the Senate means that NEC considers the Senate’s approval to be “unnecessary and irrelevant.”Therefore, Dr. Tipoteh concluded that the Senate lowered itself by allowing NEC to proceed with the elections without the approval of the Senate, especially after NEC had publicly sought that body’s approval of its elections plan.Meanwhile, some of the 12 Senators who are contenders for their second term, will be clearing their desks today during the 79th day sitting of the Senate, some, if not all, for the last time. They journey to their respective counties as campaigning kicks off today in earnest.Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson, who served as Pro Tempore in the 52nd Senate, is calling it a day after serving in several governments for over 50 years.Senator Frederick Doe Cherue of River Gee, who is one of the renowned lawyers of the country, and Isaac Nyenabo of Grand Gedeh County are also not standing for re-election. Nyenabo has been nominated by President Sirleaf to serve as Ambassador to the European Union and Brussels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgMore information on the project can be found on the City of Fort St. John’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Work has been approved to move forward with the preparation and paving of 101 Avenue between 86 and 88 Street.Construction includes the installation of waterworks, sanitary and storm sewers, culverts, manholes, and catch basins.The work will also include the installation of gravel, shallow utilities, street lighting, sidewalks, asphalt paving, curbs, and gutters.- Advertisement -The total approximate cost of the project is $1,554,756.15 with estimated debt interest of $108,355.25.33 percent of the cost is estimated at $509,384.62 which Council authorized borrowing upon the credit of the Municipality to not exceed that amount to finance the costs with the maximum term to secure the debt for 20 years.The loan being used for this project was approved by Council under Bylaw No. 2462, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgScott Dann’s late strike subjected Jurgen Klopp to his first defeat as Liverpool manager, with Crystal Palace leaving a soaking Anfield 2-1 winners. The Merseysiders have showed good progress since the German came in to replace Brendan Rodgers, but the defeat ends their 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions while Alan Pardew’s Palace climbed to eighth after winning their second successive game in the north west. The visiting side started brightly, Pardew’s men were intent on pressing Liverpool high up the field and they got their rewards after 20 minutes, when Yannick Bolasie punished the Reds for some poor defending by powering a shot past Simon Mignolet.Bakary Sako had a strike ruled out for offside, after another defensive error, and the hosts were back on level terms before the interval.Philippe Coutinho, who scored two stunners in the win at Chelsea last week, added his fourth goal of the campaign with a well-crafted finish following a good move by Klopp’s side.With 81 minutes played, the game could have gone either way and Dann headed Palace’s winner after reacting quickest to head home the rebound and hand Palace another victory at Anfield.Klopp made four changes to the side which beat Rubin Kazan in midweek, with goalscorer Jordon Ibe keeping his place and Martin Skrtel, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho coming into the side, along with Lucas Leiva who acted as captain in James Milner’s absence. Palace made two changes from their draw with Manchester United,with Pape Souare replacing Joel Ward and Dwight Gayle was missing with a hamstring injury, with Sako taking his spot.With club legend Steven Gerrard watching in the stands, the Reds showed some sloppiness in the opening exchanges, with their 4,000-mile round midweek trip to Russia in the Europa League taking effect.Palace started on the front foot, playing Liverpool at their own pressing game and Mamadou Sakho was nearly caught out and punished for a mistake at the back, but he made amends by sliding the ball away from Bolasie in the box.The Eagles got their reward on a wet and windy Merseyside when they opened the scoring.Alberto Moreno was caught out of position and their left side was exposed. Wilfried Zaha sent in a low cross, Emre Can miscontrolled in the box and it fell kindly to the Congolese international, who fired through a crowd of bodies past the helpless Mignolet from 12 yards.Liverpool’s best chance came shortly after the half-hour mark when former Palace man Nathaniel Clyne zipped the ball to Adam Lallana, the former Saints captain showing a deft touch on the right-hand side of the box. He pulled the ball across the box for Christian Benteke, who was reaching behind him and he failed to get clear contact on the ball.It looked like Sakho had to be replaced after picking up an injury and Dejan Lovren was ready to come on. The Frenchman opted to continue and he instantly gifted the ball to Bolasie, who buried the ball into the bottom corner of the net but the goal was ruled out for offside and the defender limped off minutes later.The Reds were level shortly before the break as Brazilian playmaker Coutinho continued his good form. The cross came in from the right and Lallana’s flick to the corner of the six-yard box saw the 23-year-old finish neatly under Eagles’ keeper Wayne Hennessey.  Benteke squandered a good chance early in the second half, shooting over as the contest became increasingly end-to-end.Summer signing Sako nearly put the London side back in front as he fired into the side-netting from an acute angle and an instant counter-attacking move saw Benteke head just over the bar from point-blank range at the other end.The decisive strike went to Pardew’s Palace with less than ten minutes left on the clock.From the corner, childhood Reds supporter Dann rose to head on target. Beligan stopper Mignolet saved but he parried into Dann’s path and the defender turned home to hand the Eagles all three points. Scott Dann netted a late winner for Crystal Palace 1last_img read more

first_imgA CO Donegal man has been jailed for 14 days for refusing to provide for his children.Judge Paul Kelly handed down the sentence at a sitting of Carndonagh District Court.The case was a family law case, so the parties cannot be identified. The man had claimed he didn’t have any money.But under cross-examination by a solicitor he admitted spending money on weekend events and going out.He said he didn’t go to see his children because he didn’t have a car; and didn’t want to drive to see them in his tractor.The solicitor then produced Facebook pictures – posted by the man himself on his own Facebook Page – showing the man out at sea fishing in recent weeks.The solicitor said this left a huge question mark over the man’s claims that he didn’t have any money.Judge Paul Kelly said he believed the man was hiding income from his ex partner and their children. He jailed the man for 14 days for non-payment of maintenance towards them.14 DAYS BEHIND BARS FOR DONEGAL MAN WHO REFUSES TO PAY MAINTENANCE FOR CHILDREN was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghFamily lawmaintenancelast_img read more

first_img Switzerland vs England: Exclusive coverage of Nations League play-off match Ex-Liverpool star says Alexander-Arnold should play in midfield for England Portugal 1 Netherlands 0 updates: Guedes fires hosts to Nations League glory However, the build-up to the game has been overshadowed by the turmoil surrounding Denmark, who play Wales on Sunday.The likes of Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel have been in a dispute with the Danish FA over commercial rights, appearance fees, and bonus and travel arrangements.When asked about the issue, O’Neill called on football’s European governing body to step in and protect the integrity of its competition because Wales would gain an advantage if they lined up against amateur and five-a-side players.O’Neill said: “Uefa probably will if that’s the case and it develops in the direction it looks to be going. explained The likes of Christian Eriksen are not expected to feature for Denmark this international break LISTEN NOW Euro 2020 play-offs: How it works, fixtures dates and countries involved 3 3 CHAMPIONS Go for glory ‘WEAPON’ Portugal vs Netherlands: Exclusive coverage of Nations League final in Porto The Danish players row has slightly disrupted Wales’ preparations for their first two Nations League games center_img know your limits showdown Southgate defends Stones after error, says England will not change playing style Cascarino to Stones: You’re not Bobby Moore, so don’t try to play like him my choice O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane will be looking for a result against the Euro 2016 semi-finalists Guedes strikes as Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to win inaugural Nations League His starting XI included two futsal players – Christoffer Haagh in goal and Rasmus Johansson in midfield.Denmark legend Brian Laudrup was scheduled to be a pundit for the Slovakia game but reportedly pulled out due to his lack of knowledge of the players.Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs will take charge of his first competitive game as Wales manager tonight.Giggs insisted the Danish turmoil would not affect his players’ concentration but his staff have tried to get videos of the players unknown to them before this week. Latest UEFA Nations League News “I think they have to make some sort of statement about it. If it does develop like that, there will certainly be a degree of unfairness about it and I think everyone would accept that’s the case.“If they do not play the top players, you mentioned earlier about players playing from the lower divisions, it would give a massive advantage to the opposition.“It would reflect badly on the competition itself. I haven’t seen anything like that before. It’s pretty extraordinary.”Former Arsenal player John Jensen, who is Denmark’s temporary manager, had to ask some players their names and positions before their 3-0 defeat to Slovakia on Wednesday night. Martin O’Neill claims it would be unfair if Wales played a Denmark side consisting of futsal players, with the Republic of Ireland boss calling on UEFA to intervene to resolve the dispute.The Irish are in a group alongside the Danes and Wales and kick-off their Nations League campaign against Ryan Giggs’ men at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight. He said: “It’s not ideal [for the competition].“What sort of team we’ll face I don’t know. There’s still a bit of me that thinks they will sort it out. But every day it looks more unlikely.“They’re a top ten team so it’s strange especially because they did well in the World Cup and in the last few years their form has been brilliant.” 3last_img read more

first_imgLocal Donegal campaigners in Right2Water welcome the not guilty verdict delivered by the jury in the trial of those accused of falsely imprisoning the then Tanaiste Joan Burton and her colleague in Jobstown, Dublin in November 2014.TD Paul Murphy, Cllrs Michael Murphy and Kieran Mahon, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy and Michael Banks had been on trial for two months in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.It took the jury of seven men and four women three hours to deliver their unanimous verdict. Charlie Mc Dyer, Chairperson of Right2Water Donegal said; “This trial underlines how desperate the state were to send out a message those who are prepared to protest against austerity that their resistance wont be tolerated.”Activist Owen Curran added to Mc Dyer’s statement by saying “This trial represented an attack on all of us who got involved in the anti-water charges movement, which was the biggest grassroots protest movement in years.“The purpose was to portray all protesters as being part of a violent mob – instead of what they are, real people standing up for themselves and their communities against those with power whose reckless austerity policies have ripped the heart out of those communities.”Philip Mc Fadden, secretary of Right2Water Donegal said; “Another 11 defendants who have trials starting in October and next year still face an uncertain situation. “How can further prosecutions based on the same investigation now proceed? All charges must be dropped now and the guilty verdict against the 17-year-old already convicted overturned.”Maire Nic Fhearraigh, Gortahork based activist concluded; “This trial has also opened many peoples eyes to how senior Gardaí got involved in what could be termed political policing.“This verdict is a victory for all, including those in Donegal who have, and no doubt will again in the future engage in peaceful disciplined protest.“We have had Mick Murphy, one of the accused, address a meeting in Falcarragh a few months ago, and everyone who attended are delighted that he and his co-accused have been found not guilty, and in doing so have defended the right to protest for us all.”Right2Water Donegal welcome not guilty verdict of Jobstown Protesters was last modified: July 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljobstownnot guiltyprotestRight2Waterlast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> Before each game, a small number of Humboldt Crabs pitchers look at the lineup card and conduct a quick fantasy baseball draft, with the goal of winning the day’s competition against their fellow hurlers.In Sunday’s series finale against the Walnut Creek Crawdads, there weren’t many fantasy points being scored no matter where you looked on the lineup.The Crabs’ season-high 10-game winning streak came to an end against the Crawdads in a 5-1 loss, as Humboldt’s red-hot offense had a …last_img read more