first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After ABL stint, Paul Zamar joins Blackwater 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Relive the final moments of title-clinching Game 2 victory through these stills:Mary Joy Baron pumped up after a point. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETBernadeth Pons vs the La Salle wall. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe Lady Spikers react after a play. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETDesiree Cheng getting ready to serve. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDesiree Cheng, Majoy Baron, Kim Dy and Michelle Cobb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETFEU’s Chin Basas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETDe La Salle starts to celebrate after the game-winning point. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETLa Salle players huddle in the middle of the court as confetti starts to fly. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETGraduating players with coach Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETLady Spikers sing the school hymn with pride. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETKim Dy left in tears after her third straight title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETLa Salle’s graduating players take their final bow. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETA tearful celebration for La Salle. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETLa Salle players having fun with their new hardware. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETDawn Macandili announced as the Finals’ Most Valuable Player. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETDawn Macandili hugs coach Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThree-peat champions! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETSay three! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETUaFEATURED 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 crown ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The De La Salle Lady Spikers’ completed another three-peat under coach Ramil De Jesus after sweeping Far Eastern U in the UAAP Season 80 Finals.It was an emotional ending to the season for La Salle, which is saying goodbye to Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron and Kim Dy after five fruitful years with the team.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The revelation by former Army Chief of Staff Gary Best that there was only anecdotal evidence of Roger Khan’s involvement in criminal activity is a shocker. The PNC, of which Mr Best is an executive member, has been selling this “bogeyman” to the public along with the story of “400 black youth killed” as gospel for many years now. Even when faced with the factual analysis of the ”list”, people have persisted with belief in this myth. The PNC was elected on a platform of anecdotal stories of crime, corruption, and economic mismanagement.In contrast, the PPP has been providing solid, actionable evidence to the public and the Guyana Police Force to support any claim made to date. Readers may recall the wall plastered with maps at a recent press conference held by Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo – allegations of financial impropriety levelled against David Patterson stated a specific amount of US$9000 deposited in his account; Valerie Sharp-Patterson-Yearwood was confronted with copies of signed contracts for work awarded to her husband. Simona Broomes was similarly given the specific figures of monies transferred directly into the bank accounts to her children by the Ministry of the Presidency, this list could be extended beyond a few pages of your publication.The Granger Administration has responded poorly to evidence of corrupt activities by its Ministers – silence for weeks and then poor excuses followed by re-assignment in the case of the minor leaguers and brazen ‘so-what’ from the major league figures. Winston Jordan does not care that he said there was no signing bonus from ExxonMobil, even as he worked to utilise the US$18 million as an “investment” in Canada; David Patterson is yet to provide evidence of his transfer of the US$9000 to MARAD, we are expected to accept his “anecdotal” tale as fact. Reliance on anecdotes would seem to be the policy of APNU/AFC.Editor, I would welcome feedback from the public to the question of if they would rather rely on “nancy stories” or legally actionable evidence upon which to make decisions come Election Day 2020. I will continue to work from the assumption that evidence and facts are the preferred choices of the electorate, but, should it be the former, let “anecdote” week begin forthwith! Did you hear the one about who killed the ballot box martyrs in 1973…anyone?Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

first_imgBy George Harris & Anthony KokoiA day before the Presidential and Legislative elections, the Liberia National Police paraded the main streets of Monrovia and assured citizens of security and stability on election day which was Tuesday.Hundreds of people Monday watched in amazement as police officers demonstrated their preparedness to defend and protect the population in case of any threatening eventuality.A. Koikoi ImageThe Deputy Inspector General for Operations, Abraham Kromah, was quoted by witnesses as saying that the national police is equipped and prepared to ensure the maintenance of peace during and after Election Day.The exhibition followed seven weeks of preparation on election security and crisis management.Joint security agencies in the training included the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Liberia Fire Service.There has been a level of uncertainty about Liberia remaining peaceful after the elections due to news and rumors from political camps causing some anxiety among the public.A.Koikoi ImageAdditionally, there is assurance of support from the United Nations and ECOWAS, but the maintenance of peace has been placed on the shoulders of the Liberian government.Reacting to the national police display, Alieu Kenneh, a bystander, said the exhibition has brought him some level of relief.“At first I was really worried about how Liberia will be after October 10 but from what I have seen today, I am convinced that our police can handle anything that may happen to disturb the peace that we are enjoying,” said Kenneh.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_imgPolice officers from across B.C. will be taking part in the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.The six-day cycle starts in Fort St. John on Sept. 9 and ends in Williams Lake on the 15th.- Advertisement -Four Fort St. John RCMP officers will be participating in the Tour. Constables Shawn Ingham, Josh Smith and Josh Martyn, as well as Inspector Pat Egan will all be taking on the challenge.Part of the funds raised through the Tour go to support Camp Goodtimes, which offers programs for children and their families who are facing the battle against childhood cancer. Families are able to stay at the camp without incurring any personal financial costs.The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 130 children in B.C. are diagnosed with cancer each year, of which 24 will not survive.Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Tour de North should contact Andrea Wardrop, co-ordinator of Community Fundraising, at 250-831-5596 or awardrop@bc.cancer.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_img“Dennis (Oliech) had a very good meeting today (Wednesday) with the management and everything is on good track. He has to return to France for some family issue and the talks are not yet finalized because he has to have all his papers in order for us to start processing the work permit,” Eymael said.“We expect him back with us on June 18 when we start pre-season with all his papers in order. We will also do a medical after this and hopefully finalize the deal,” He added.The former Harambee Stars captain trained with Free State Stars for nine days and impressed Eymael despite admitting he has a lot to do in terms of attaining good fitness levels.“The fitness is not yet there but he has a lot of quality with skills and everything. He’s scoring in training and for me I am very positive that things will be okay but now it depends with the bosses,” Eymael told Capital Sport previously after observing the player in training.If everything goes as planned, Oliech will become the second Kenyan player to play for Free State after youngster Joseph Okumu who turned out for them in the 2016/2017 season.He will also become the fourth Kenyan currently in the PSL after Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United), Massoud Juma (Cape Town City) and Victor Ali Abondo (Bloemfontein Celtic).“I am positive that this deal will be sealed once we come back for pre-season. There are two or three small things he has to finalize with the management in the deal and we will see how things go now moving forward,” Eymael, formerly with AFC Leopards said.Oliech has been off club football since leaving Dubai Cultural Sports Club where he spent half a season after three seasons with Ajjaccio in the French top tier.His last match for Harambee Stars was in on September 6, 2015 when he played in Kenya’s 2-1 loss to Zambia in an African Cup of Nations qualifier under the then head coach Bobby Williamson.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech warms up before his last match for the national team in July 2015 against Zambia at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9- Dennis Oliech on Wednesday afternoon held talks with Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars’ top management as he looks close to come off a two and half-year playing silence by signing for the Bethlehem based club.Free State Stars head coach Luc Eymael has told Capital Sport that the talks were ‘fruitful’ and said they will work on the finer details of the deal when they return for pre-season training on June 18.last_img read more

first_imgThe organization’s silkscreen and embroidery business, Homeboy Silkscreen, which last year posted $1 million in sales, will continue to be housed at its Santa Fe Avenue location. Tuesday’s ceremony drew Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a host of dignitaries. The center is a far cry from Boyle’s and Homeboy Industries’ humble beginnings. In the late 1980s, Boyle, a Jesuit priest, used to ride around on a beach cruiser bicycle engaging the most troubled youth in the gang-infested neighborhoods surrounding Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, where he served as pastor. Villaraigosa praised Boyle for his unwavering drive to reach out to modern-day “lepers,” troubled youth scorned by society. “We fear them, keep away from them,” Villaraigosa said. “We want someone else to deal with them.” Father Gregory Boyle, the charismatic priest who has never met a troubled kid he didn’t want to help, joined city leaders and plenty of homeboys and homegirls Tuesday at the grand opening of Homeboy Industries’ new downtown center. The Fran and Ray Stark Center, an $8.5 million, 21,000-square-foot, two-story building near Union Station, will house a state-of-the-art 5,000-square-foot bakery, replacing the previous bakery that burned in a 1999 fire. The center will serve as headquarters for the nonprofit organization, replacing the much smaller Boyle Heights storefront location, and will include an expanded Homegirl Cafe, offering breakfast and lunch, as well as classrooms and a computer lab. The new building will allow for expanded counseling and tattoo removal services, as well as a storefront to sell Homeboy Industries merchandise. Boyle is like Jesus Christ, a shepherd sent to heal the sick, Villaraigosa said. For Boyle, it’s about teaching young people that their lives have meaning and they have the potential to soar. “Everybody learns to be the truth of what they are,” Boyle said. “We all want to be taught to fly.” For those who are skeptical about how much gang members, drug addicts and other troubled youth can possibly be reformed, Boyle has one suggestion: “I tell them to come here,” Boyle said, standing outside the new center Tuesday in front of about 800 cheering people. “Come here.” Homeboy Industries’ Luis “Lulu” Rivera – who first met Boyle as a 14-year-old gang member in 1988 – said Boyle has helped him come full circle. Rivera, 32, an employment counselor who throughout the last decade has worked his way through the ranks of the organization, said Boyle has literally put himself in the line of fire and has earned the respect of generations of kids. “That’s why we call him G Dog,” said Rivera, who has survived being shot three times and sees himself today as a big brother to many of the kids who come through the program. Rivera thinks it’s pretty amazing he has the opportunity to help some of the same Dolores Mission mothers who first joined hands with Boyle to find jobs for kids like himself back in the early days. “I work hard to find them employment as a token of my gratitude for their efforts,” Rivera said. Natalie Gutierrez, 17, of City Terrace began working through the program three years ago so that her single-parent mother wouldn’t have to worry about buying her shoes and clothes. Currently, the Roosevelt High School student works as Rivera’s assistant, but she won’t be there long. She is a volunteer at White Memorial Hospital and said she hopes it will help her reach her goal of becoming a registered nurse someday. (818) 713-3329160Want 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

first_img Goalkeeper Brad Guzan 1 Middlesbrough have made their eighth signing of the summer after agreeing a deal for Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan.The United States international has agreed a two-year contract with the Teessiders.Guzan made 34 appearances for relegated Villa last season and played every match in the USA’s run to the Copa America semi-final.The 31-year-old is likely to be back-up at Boro to former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who joined the newly-promoted Premier League club earlier this month.last_img read more

first_imgThere’s a reason Kalidou Koulibaly is so highly sought after.The Napoli centre-back has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United whose scouts must have been impressed with how far he is willing to go to protect his goal. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Most popular football news huge blow BEST OF 1 Koulibaly not only makes sure he’s always in the right position but he’s now even pushing Mario Rui into the right position to defend against Mbappé 😂— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) October 25, 2018The 27-year-old and his fellow back line were trying to keep Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe away from their 18-yard box and he saw only one option: throw Mario Rui at him.Koulibaly wanted his team-mate to press the talented striker and literally shoved him in front of the teenager to stop him running into space and possibly putting PSG 2-1 up.The attack came to nothing and with no room to move, Mbappe actually gave the ball away.Napoli were denied all three points in the end when, at 2-1 up in Paris, Angel Di Maria scored in stoppage time to equalise for the hosts.Elsewhere, Inter’s Marcelo Brozovic entertained Lionel Messi with his different approach to defending a free-kick. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Koulibaly’s quick thinking prevented Mbappe from surging into Napoli’s 18-yard box ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

first_img Tags: Bul FCFabien MutomboraFahad Bayoonduparaka fcPaul WillaTooro United FCvipers scYusuf Wasswa Action between Onduparaka FC and Vipers SC on Saturday. (PHOTO/Vipers SC)Uganda Premier League Onduparaka FC 0-0 Onduparaka FC Green Light Stadium, Arua Saturday, 26-10-2019Vipers SC maintained top spot in the Uganda Premier League following a goalless draw away to Onudparaka at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Saturday.The Venoms who came into the game a point above second placed BUL FC, looked the better side on the day but could not bleach the Caterpillars defence in the end.Onduparaka had goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa to thank for the man of the match performance.Mukisa pulled off two stunning saves in the second half to deny Fahad Bayo first and then Ashraf Mugume.The Venoms had earlier threatened to take the lead but Paul Willa sent a free kick wide before Bayo headed the former’s cross off target.The Venoms felt they should have been awarded a penalty at the stroke of halftime but the referee waved-away appeals after Frank Tumwesigye fell-over in the boxOnduparaka also created chances of their own.Ceaser Ochuti fired wide after good inter-play with Gadafi Wahabu.Adriko saw a cross-shot rattle the cross bar before Wahab shot tamely at Fabien Mutombora in the Vipers goal, while in a good position.The draw leaves Vipers SC top of the table on 21 points, two ahead of second placed BUL.Onduparaka FC remains 4th on the log with 16 points from their first 9 game.In their next assignments, Vipers are away to Kyetume FC while Onduparaka entertains Tooro United FC.How both teams startedOndupara FC Yusuf Wasswa, Gasper Adriko, Rashid Okocha, Ramadhan Dudu, Rashid Muhammed, Rajab Kakooza, Paul Dumba,Gaddafi Wahab, Ceasar Okhuti, Gibson Adinho, Julius MalingumuVipers SC Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Bobos Byaruhanga, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Fahad Bayo, Brian Kalumba, Allan KayiwaComments last_img read more

first_img6 July 2011President Jacob Zuma jokingly reminded Prince Albert of Monaco to pay lobola for his South African bride, Princess Charlene, as he welcomed guests attending the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Durban on Tuesday.A host of international delegates, including Prince Albert and German President Christian Wulff, are attending the Session. Prince Albert will participate in the deliberations as member of the IOC.Zuma got the crowd relaxed and laughing when he told the Prince that in South Africa, there is a lobola system and he would need to provide specifically Nguni cows for his bride, whom he married last weekend.On a more official note, the President welcomed Prince Albert and “our own Princess Charlene of Monaco. We continue to treasure the pride that Princess Charlene brought to South Africa as an Olympic swimmer. She continues to be our wonderful ambassador to the world.”He added: “We also warmly welcome the 2018 Olympic Winter Games candidate cities of Munich in Germany, Annecy in France and PyeongChang in South Korea. We wish all three cities well during their nail-biting wait.”The Monaco royal couple arrived at the King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, where they were received by Premier Zweli Mkhize, eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo and other senior government officials.Zuma said the Olympics movement is special in South Africa, given the solidarity received in 1964 when the IOC banned apartheid South Africa from participating in the Tokyo Olympics – a ban that was to span 32 years.IOC President Jacques Rogge told the audience he appreciated the warm welcome South Africa has shown to his organisation.Rogge also thanked Zuma for his support in all sporting events. He said the President had demonstrated his support for sport from his days as a football captain on Robben Island.After the formalities ended, Rogge presented Zuma with a token of appreciation. The Prince also took the opportunity to walk around and greet delegates.According to media reports, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene will host their South African wedding party at the Oyster Box hotel in Umhlanga on Thursday. Over 300 guests are expected for the evening affair.The prince and princess were married at a catholic church on Saturday, the second day of celebrations of their nuptials.The IOC Session will come to an end on Saturday.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more