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first_imgAsia’s big 3 all win SEOUL, South Korea, (AP): Japan, Australia, and South Korea enjoyed comfortable wins in Asia qualifying for the 2018 World Cup yesterday. Son Heung-min came off the bench to provide two assists as South Korea beat Myanmar 4-0. European-based Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida scored Japan’s second and third goals in a 3-0 win in Singapore to put them top of Group E, above Syria. Australia bounced back from October’s loss in Jordan to defeat Kyrgyzstan 3-0 in Canberra and move within a point of Jordan. Blatter leaves Swiss hospital ZURICH, (AP): Sepp Blatter’s adviser says that the suspended FIFA president has left a Swiss hospital. The 79-year-old Blatter spent about a week having his health assessed about a month after he was suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee. Adviser Klaus Stoehlker told The Associated Press that Blatter was discharged on Wednesday. He said that Blatter’s daughter Corinne has taken him to his hometown of Visp to relax before he returns to his private office in Zurich next week. After speaking to Blatter yesterday, Stoehlker said, “He’s very motivated to fight against his suspension.” Blatter is awaiting the full verdict from the FIFA ethics case into a payment to Michel Platini that he authorised in 2011. The UEFA president has also been suspended.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: JRU blasts EAC behind Alvarez’s 24

first_imgNCAA volleyball: Arellano routs Letran for 3rd straight win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez, who had 28 points against the Lady Stags, echoed her coach’s sentiments saying they should be prepared for the remaining games. “I wish this continues for us and of course our next opponents aren’t pushovers so we have to train even harder,” said Alvarez in Filipino. JRU rained down on EAC’s defenses scoring on 38 spikes and six service aces while the Lady Generals mustered just 19 hits. Ladeisheen Magbanua had nine points to lead EAC. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University hammered Emilio Aguinaldo College in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, and squeezed into the top four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Lady Bombers secured a 2-1 record while the Generals remained in the lookout for their first win as they dropped to 0-3. ADVERTISEMENT Shola Alvarez unleashed her might on the Lady Generals as she led JRU’s assault with 24 points, three more than what her teammates put up combined. JRU head coach Mia Tioseco said it was their five-set win over last season’s runner-up San Sebastian that helped her team build the confidence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The San Sebastian win was really a factor,” said Tioseco in Filipino. “The girls now believe that they can compete and they were more aggressive today than before.”“I hope this continues and I also saw that they can easily recover and compose themselves when they get rattled.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Nadal edges closer to 11th French Open crown by reaching quarterfinal

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal was caught cold in the opening stages as some big hitting from Marterer brought him the first two games.But it didn’t take Nadal long to figure out his opponent, reeling off four straight games en route to an inevitable one-set lead.The 16-time Grand Slam champion raced through the second set in just 38 minutes, breaking his opponent’s serve twice.But Marterer — who was playing in the main draw for the first time — moved into a 3-1 lead early in the third as he threatened to become the first man to take a set off Nadal at Roland Garros since the Spaniard’s 2015 quarterfinal defeat by Djokovic.But the reigning champion quickly hit back before securing a tie-break on his second match point when Marterer fired long, celebrating with a trademark fist pump.ADVERTISEMENT Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany’s Maximilian Marterer during their men’s singles fourth round match on day nine of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTRafael Nadal moved a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by seeing off German Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.The world number one’s 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory over the world number 70 saw him equal the record of 12 last eight appearances at Roland Garros, which was set by Novak Djokovic the day before.ADVERTISEMENT Cilic overcomes Fognini fightback to make last eight in Paris Schwartzman fought back from two sets down to stun Anderson and reach the  quarterfinals for the first time.He was totally outplayed in the first two sets, but twice broke Anderson when the South African was serving for the match to pull off a dramatic win.The 25-year-old also reached the quarterfinals at last year’s US Open.World number seven Anderson, who was looking to become the first South African man to make the last eight in Paris since Cliff Drysdale 51 years ago, has now lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros on four occasions.Later on Monday, third seed Marin Cilic takes on combustible Italian Fabio Fognini, while former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro faces ninth-seeded American John Isner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Top seed Nadal, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sunday, is now on his own in third on the all-time list for most match wins at Grand Slam events with 234 victories after passing Jimmy Connors.He powered 39 winners past Marterer, who pushed the Spaniard as hard as he could without ever threatening an upset.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 crownNadal will face Argentinian Diego Schwartzman for a semi-final spot, after the 11th seed staged a thrilling comeback to down sixth seed Kevin Anderson 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2.“The third set was very difficult, Maximilian is a good player,” said Nadal, who has now won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros, just four short of Bjorn Borg’s record set between 1979 and 1981. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lofa Magazine, Tekay Design Win WAFA

first_imgAmazing fashion style was the dress code that stole the night at the just ended West Africa Fashion Award (WAFA), with Lofa Magazine and Tekay Design emerging as winners out of 12 Liberian nominations that made the final list.The astonishing fashion design on display at the event at Oriental Hotel in Lagos March 24, 2016 recognized, inspired and promoted the wealth of fashion talents from within West Africa, highlighting the potential role the industry can play in the region’s economic development. Lofa Magazine, an online fashion magazine, won the Fashion Media of the Year, and renowned fashion brand Tekay Designs walked away with the Women’s Wear Designer of the Year.In addition, renowned publicist Junda Morris-Kennedy was honored with the Fashion Recognition Award for her major contributions to the fashion industry over the years from the Dispora.Liberian fashion practitioners received 14 nominations out of the 21 categories. Twelve made the cut after voting.WAFA President, Adewole Olanrewaju, said the event organizers were excited that this year’s event featured several high profile nominations, noting that the journey to success was not an easy task.“We did everything possible to make sure that the competition was free and fair,” he explained. “This is the reason no one has complained about cheating. While we acknowledge the fact that there were losers, we believe that everyone that got nominated are all winners.“This year may not be yours, but keep on working. Your time will come,” Mr. Olanrewaju encouraged the nominees.The head of WAFA nominations for Liberia, Junda Morris-Kennedy, noted that she wished all of Liberia’s nominations had won, but said she was happy for all of the winners.“I believe that this is the beginning of more regional and international recognitions that will soon come to those that are working hard,” she said.Check out the full winners list below:Fashion Stylist of the YearDieudonne Senato (Ivory Coast)Make Up Artist of the YearPriscilla Nyarko of Glam Faces (Ghana)Female Model of the YearLucky Favour (Nigeria)Male Model of the YearStephen Owusu (Ghana)Pageant of the YearMiss Tourism (Nigeria)Modeling Agency of the YearFew Model Management (Nigeria)Fashionable West African Celebrity FemaleZainab Sheriff (Sierra Leone)Fashionable West African Celebrity MaleBryan Okwara (Nigeria)West African Fashion Entrepreneur of the YearToyin Lawani – Tiannah styling (Nigeria)Model Search of the YearNigeria’s Next Super Model (Nigeria)Urban Wear Designer / Accessory Designer of the YearADU Amani Klodin, VAAD Style (Ghana)Fast Rising / Next Rated Fashion EntrepreneursUchenna Okwudima (creative director ECOWAS Fashion Week / International fashion week)Next rated fashion entrepreneursHerty Twens (Gold TV / Gold Modeling Agency)Fashion Photographer of the YearEmmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel Photography (Ghana)Fashion Media of the YearLofa Magazine (Liberia)Online Fashion Media of the YearFashion Ghana (Ghana)Fast Rising EntrepreneursBiola Orimolade (Black and Bold Fashion House)West African Fashion Event of the YearAfrik Fashion Show (Ivory Coast)Men’s Wear Designer of the YearOzwald Boateng (Ghana)Women’s Wear Designer of the YearTekay Designs (Liberia)West Africa Fashion Academy of the YearZaris Fashion & Style Academy (Nigeria)Fashion Recognition AwardJunda Morris-Kennedy (Liberia)Shola Oyebade (Nigeria)Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo (Nigeria)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Miner freed after agreeing to compensate boss for stolen jewellery

first_imgA miner was on Monday slapped with a break and enter and simple larceny charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Videsh Hansraj appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and admitted that on September 6, 2018, while he was employed as a manual worker he broke and entered the dwelling house of Omesh Budhram and stole a quantity of gold jewellery worth $260,000.According to the facts presented to the court, the victim secured his home and went out. Upon his return at about 15:00h, the accused told him he was not feeling well and left.The victim upon inspecting the house found that his jewellery box was not in the same place he left it. Upon a closer inspection, he found that his jewellery was missing and the matter was immediately reported to the Police.The unrepresented man told the court that he was willing to reimburse his employer. However, Magistrate McLennan reprimanded and discharged the matter against the miner and placed him on a bond to keep the peace for 12 months.The matter was prosecuted by Sergeant Jillian Simmons.last_img read more

Govt appoints Juvenile Justice Committee

first_img– PPDI, Prison Sentence Board also appointedGovernment has finally approved the appointment of a Juvenile Justice Committee, a necessary component of plans to integrate alternative sentencing and avoiding the criminalisation of youths.This announcement was made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who was at the time holding a post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday. According to Harmon, the Committee was approved by Cabinet after a proposal from Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.According to the Minister, the Committee will comprise of William Boston as Chairman and 11 other members. Harmon laid out the terms of reference of the Committee, which will include ensuring that the Juvenile Justice Act is implemented.“The objectives of the Committee are to support the implementation of juvenile justice legislation, especially on issues related to the creation and accreditation of diversionary programmes and to ensure compliance to the required standards set up in the child rights convention and its supporting guidelines.”The Juvenile Justice Bill was passed last year, repealing the 1931 Juvenile Offenders Act and the Training Schools Act. An important part of the bill is that it abolishes offences like truancy and wandering.The draft bill was conceived in 2004 under the former Administration, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund. Last year, the Government had announced that it would establish juvenile courts throughout Guyana. It has been opined that having these specialised courts will ensure speedy disposal of sensitive cases.PPDIAlso being approved and gazetted was the Board of Directors of the Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI). According to the gazetted notice, the PPDI Board will serve with effect from March 1, 2019, to February 28, 2021.Returning to head the company is Mark Bender as Chairman and Arron Fraser as Vice Chairman. In addition, its membership will include Stephen Fraser, Amanza Walton-Desir, Verlyn D E Klass, Paul Chan-A-Sue, the Permanent Secretary of the Public Infrastructure Ministry and representatives from the Parliamentary Opposition and Guyana Power and Light (GPL).GPL’s interconnected system is fed with power by the Power Producers and Distributors Inc (PPDI), which replaced Wärtsilä, a company from Finland, which for two decades maintained over a dozen engines for the utility company.PrisonAlso, the Guyana Prison Service Sentence Management Board was approved for a period of one year with effect from February 1, 2019. The Board is to be chaired by prominent educator and former University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) President Dr Melissa Ifill.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels is also listed as a member, as well as Marielle Bristol, Sylvia Conway, Rabindra Chand, Mahendra Thakurdat, Stanley Boodie, John Fraser and Shireen Andrews as Secretary.As of January 2017, there were a total of 2043 inmates in Guyana’s five jails, although the largest one – the Camp Street Prison – was subsequently gutted in a fire. At the time, the Georgetown prison had 963 inmates, 521 of whom were on remand; Lusignan had 153, of which 32 were remanded, Mazaruni, 360, and Timehri, 130 inmates including 28 remand inmates.All of the aforementioned prisoners were male, while New Amsterdam had a male prison population of 352 and a female population of 85. 150 of those men and 31 women were on remand.When it comes to prisons, much reform is needed. In 2016, a fire raged through the Camp Street Prison and claimed the lives of 17 prisoners. Afterwards, a Commission of Inquiry, which cost the treasury some $13 million, was ordered by President David Granger.According to the report compiled by the Commissioners, a combination of being overcrowded, uncomfortable and unhygienic confinement are ideal conditions for epidemics, for gangs to prosper and to propagate discontent.Moreover, the CoI found that reducing numbers in prisons to manageable levels is the single most important priority for establishing safe, humane and purposeful prisons. In the wake of another fire the very next year, which gutted the wooden section of the Camp Street Prison, the need to reduce the prison population was further emphasised to the Government.last_img read more

Police probing domestic violence allegation against Minister’s son

first_imgPolice in F Division (Bartica) are currently probing a report of assault involving the son of a Government Minister.Guyana Times understands the male and his girlfriend got into an altercation on Saturday. “One pelt one and the other assaulted the other hand,” a Police source related.This newspaper was told that the matter was reported and an investigation has been launched against both parties. So far, statements have been obtained as the probe continued.Meanwhile, F Division Commander Kevin Adonis has refuted reports that he was ordered by the Minister to release her son after he was arrested. A local online news entity reported on Monday that the Minister had threatened the Commander to have him fired if he did not keep the matter quiet.However, Adonis dismissed the report.“Nothing of the sort [happened], it is contrary to what happened,” the Commander told this publication when contacted on Tuesday.last_img read more

Hope for L.A. democracy

first_imgNow the challenge is for Tharp to turn that message into reality. It won’t be easy. Managing the many and different personalities of the neighborhood councils and their board membership is a lot like herding cats. They have their own ideas about what works for their communities and it isn’t always what city leaders want to hear. Rather than forcing each one into a cookie-cutter mold, they must be allowed – within reason – to serve their individual communities. Nor will be it easy changing City Hall’s attitude about the neighborhood councils, which tends toward annoyed tolerance and sometimes strays into outright obstructionism. CAROL Baker Tharp may be just what Los Angeles’ beleaguered neighborhood council system needs. The new general manager of the city’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, or DONE, visited with a coalition of the San Fernando Valley’s neighborhood councils last week and said all the right things. Tharp, an expert on neighborhood participation from the University of Southern California who took over last month, said she will work to make the “backyard democracy” of the neighborhood councils work better. In part, she will do this by helping to remove some of the obstacles that the city has deliberately placed in their way. The city’s commitment to the seven-year-old neighborhood council system has varied from dismissive to downright obstructive. Indeed, an audit of DONE last fall by City Controller Laura Chick noted that the department didn’t have the resources or the expertise to aid the development of the young community empowerment effort. Still, Tharp’s words offer reason for optimism. In many ways, she could be the last best hope for the city’s neighborhood councils to finally realize their potential for putting some power back in the hands of the people.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD HEALTH WATCH: SPECIAL EXERCISE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS

first_imgNew exercise classes for people with arthritis will be held in Letterkenny and will run for six weeks in a new initiative by Arthritis Ireland.The classes are led by a chartered physiotherapist and are designed specifically for people with arthritis.Best Evidence recommends that people with arthritis should participate in regular exercise to optimise daily function and enhance quality of life. The exercise classes offered by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists aim to give participants an understanding of  the role of exercise in managing their arthritis. In addition, the classes allow participants to partake in an appropriate exercise programme that improves, strength, mobility and conditioning and therefore enhances quality of life.The group classes  are one hour in duration. The exercise classes will be performed to music and will include 8 – 10 stations.  Participants will move from station to station after a specified time and each week the level of intensity will be increased within the tolerance of the group.  Stations will include mobility exercises, strengthening exercises and low grade cardiovascular work.Participants need to have a reasonable level of mobility and be able to independently stand and walk for short time periods. They need to be able to get up and down from a chair independently and if possible up and down from the floor independently – some exercises are mat based.  In addition, participants need to have a reasonable  grip as some exercises involve gripping objects. General Health status needs to be good and any underlying cardiac or similar health issues should be flagged up in advance of the classes.A basic general health screening will be performed in advance of the class. For more see here:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/be-active-with-arthritis-with-a-chartered-physiotherapist-indoor-exercise-programme-letterkenny-tickets-22405803361  DD HEALTH WATCH: SPECIAL EXERCISE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS was last modified: March 6th, 2016 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:arthritisDD Health Watchexercise classeslast_img read more

LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB BRAVE THE ELEMENTS AS THEY COMPLETED THE CHURCHILL 5K LAST WEEKEND

first_imgLifford Strabane 5KAlmost 300 runners took part in Wednesday night’s Lifford Strabane AC 5K. The race was won by Foyle Valley’s Chris McGuinness in 15.36.Gynn Yemm was the 1st Letterkenny AC runner, in a time of 19.01. In-form Noeleen Scanlan ran 19.02 to record her 2nd PB in a week and was the 2nd Senior Woman. Claire McGuigan, of host club Lifford Strabane AC, took 1st place in the women’s race in 18.12. Richard Raymond’s successful summer continued and his time of 21.37 gave him 2nd place in the M60 category. Gary McBride ran 22.42 and Danny Sharkey 22.53.Churchill 5KLAC runners were to the fore in Friday night’s Churchill 5K, where runners were faced with heavy rain and a strong wind. Danny Mooney was the 1st finisher, in a time of 16.27 and was very closely followed by Ivan Toner in 16.30.Raymond Birch’s excellent form continued and he came home in 17.13, followed by Gerard McGranaghan in 17.32. Colly O’Donnell’s fine form continued and he made light of the adverse weather conditions to finish in 18.22. Padraig Friel was the next LAC runner, in 18.32, followed by Marcus McClintock in 18.41 and Ciaran O’Donnell in 18.59.Monica McGranaghan’s superlative form continued and she took 1st place in the women’s race in 19.10. Paul Cosgrove clocked 19.24 and Frances Judge’s domination of her category continued, with her time of 19.49 giving her 1st place in the W45 category. Seamus Gallagher has enjoyed phenomenal success since he recently joined the ranks of M60 runners. He took 2nd place in 20.07. Another in-form runner, Paul Sweeney, finished in 20.24, Naoise Enright 21.19 and Marian Kerr’s time of 21.58 gave her 1st place in the W40 category. M60 athlete Jimmy McBride came home in 22.10, Eilis McCafferty in 22.37, Margaret Shiels in 22.38, Patricia McKenna in 23.09 and Barry Meehan ran round with his wife, Marie, in 24.57.Peter McLean’s time was 25.02 and, just over 12 hours later, he ran the Letterkenny parkrun in 27.21.LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB BRAVE THE ELEMENTS AS THEY COMPLETED THE CHURCHILL 5K LAST WEEKEND was last modified: July 18th, 2016 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:Churchill 5kLetterkenny Athletic Club noteslifford strabane 5klast_img read more