Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA Finals: Brownlee, Ginebra tie series with 30-point rout of San Miguel Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Indonesia suffered its most deadly terror attack in more than 10 years in May when suicide bombers killed 13 people in the nation’s second-biggest city Surabaya.Karnavian said 242 suspected terrorists have been arrested since the attack, which reignited concerns about Islamist militants in the Muslim-majority nation.Police say they have been rounding up terror suspects and petty criminals in a pre-Games crackdown.Some 700 street criminals have been arrested and 15 were shot dead for resisting arrest, according to police.Earlier this week more than 500 elite members of the army, navy and air force conducted security drills in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Indonesian officials and participants escort the flame during the torch relay for the 2018 Asian Games as it passes the Zapin Monument in Pekanbaru, Riau, on August 2, 2018.Jakarta and Palembang will host some 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the Asian Games, which will be held from August 18 to September 2. / AFP PHOTO / WahyudiIndonesia will deploy tens of thousands of security personnel to prevent street crime and potential terrorist attacks during this month’s Asian Games, police said Friday.Some 40,000 troops and police officers will deployed in the capital Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra, which are co-hosting the August 18 to September 2 Games.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk More than 11,000 athletes from 45 countries are set to compete at the second-biggest multi-sport event behind the Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another 10,000 police officers will be on standby in Jakarta, while hundreds of CCTV surveillance cameras have been installed inside and outside sports venues.“Preparations are going well and we are ready to safeguard the Asian Games,” national police spokesman Yusri Yunus told AFP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Security would be tightened at public places including airports, malls, hotels and tourist spots, he added.Terrorism, street crime and Jakarta’s notorious traffic congestion are top priorities for the Games, national police chief Tito Karnavian said earlier this week. LATEST STORIES View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal FILE – General view as Kimura Rentaro of Japan fights against Manish Kaushik of India during their final of Men’s Light at the Asian 2018 test event in Jakarta on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe ancient sport of boxing finds itself on the ropes like never before as the bell sounds to start the Asian Games tournament in Jakarta on Friday.The noble art was one of six original sports in the ancient Olympics, but it faces the real prospect of being counted out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and losing its place at Tokyo 2020.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Tokyo threat remainsLess than a year later, AIBA president CK Wu of Taiwan was ousted from his role after allegations of “financial mismanagement” and widespread corruption surfaced.However, controversial Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov — who has strongly denied US allegations that he supports organised crime — was appointed as interim president.That prompted IOC president Thomas Bach to say in February that he was “extremely worried about the governance of AIBA”. The IOC then opened its own investigation into match-fixing at Rio.And though amateur boxing’s under-fire chiefs handed over a crucial report on internal reforms to the IOC in April, the threat remains.“This report shows some progress and goodwill but still lacks execution and substance in some areas,” IOC president Thomas Bach said in May.“Therefore we retain our right to exclude boxing from Tokyo 2020.”It leaves the sport having to cover up in the corner, with every judging decision at the Asian Games coming under the microscope.A repeat of the judging controversies from the last Asian Games, and Olympics, is the last thing it needs. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It seems unthinkable that a discipline that had graced every modern Olympics since 1904, producing legends such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard, may disappear from the Games.But that is a real prospect after multiple judging scandals culminated in disgrace at the 2016 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A number of referees and judges were sent home from Rio after several beaten fighters alleged they had been dealt low blows by corrupt judging.That followed the last Asian Games which were also dogged by controversy throughout, with multiple allegations of “hometown” rigged decisions going to South Korean fighters at Incheon. View comments The women’s tournament four years ago ended in astonishing scenes as India’s Sarita Devi — who battered her Korean rival in the semi-final but still lost a unanimous decision — refused to accept her bronze medal and tried to hang it around the neck of her victor.Devi, who dumped the medal on the podium and stormed away in tears, was later banned for a year.After Rio, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) suspended all 36 referees and judges officiating at Rio — many of whom had also been in Incheon — pending an investigation.In January 2017 AIBA declared that there had been a lack “proper procedural norms” at Rio and said the suspended officials would be eligible for reinstatement “on a case by case basis” — but crucially not all would get their jobs backs.The biggest controversy at those games involved Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit, who battered Evgeny Tishchenko in the men’s heavyweight final, only to see the judges award the bout unanimously to the Russian who was jeered as he received the gold.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Amid sex abuse scandal, gymnastics chief expects 1,000 calls to new hotline
The Public Health Ministry has released the post-mortem examination reports on the deaths of two babies in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), stating that their mortality were due to high risk pregnancies.According to the Government Information Agency, Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings and a team of pathologists visited the region to meet with the mothers and to carry out autopsies on the infants, subsequent to an initial investigation by the Regional Health Services Department.The post-mortem examination performed on the baby delivered by Sabrina Teloki revealed that the mother’s high blood pressure levels caused the infant to die. According to the Pathologist, there was no evidence that the baby was breathing during the period of labour.The other baby died as a result of a heart deformation. The report indicated that the mother, Nelita Greene, found out that her baby had a heart deformation, resulting in the baby not surviving the final stage of pregnancy. It is reported that she had defaulted from treatment during the course of her pregnancy.The Pathologist’s report states that the cause of death had been diagnosed as multiple cardiac malformations and intestinal stenosis.Cummings expressed condolences to the mothers and suggested counselling for them.
Thirty year-old Nathaniel Koduo of Bushrod Island could not have made headway if an older sister did not set him up with a business in used clothing.“I sell all kinds of dresses for women and girls,” Koduo said in an interview yesterday. “Sometimes I sell several dresses and with that I get something to take care of my family of five.” Koduo’s family includes two children and their mother.He told the Daily Observer that he has been engaged in this form of street selling for some time now, and hopes to set up one for himself.“That is the objective to set up my own business so that I can be my own boss,” Koduo said. Street selling, he said, is one of the most challenging experiences because “we sell on the street and don’t have a particular place or table to sell from.”He is determined not to give up, because, says Koduo, “through this street selling I’m able to send my children to school and also take care of them.” Though Koduo ended his formal education in the 11th grade, he is what is commonly described as ‘street smart,’ to overcome some of his personal challenges.“I wish I can return to school,” he told the Daily Observer, “but I can’t because I have responsibilities.” When he was told that he could still go to the kind of school he always wanted to attend he said, “the future may decide, that is when there is stability in the kind of job I’m doing.”He admitted that time waits for no man and therefore if he is determined to reach the stars he must find a way. Koduo, with a smile said, “I’ll pray about it.” He sounded determined when he added, “Whatever my case, where I did not reach I’ll make sure that my children reach there with the help of God.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Dodgers utility man Marlon Anderson, who thought he had fully recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow four months ago, suffered a slight setback while taking batting practice on Wednesday. Although Anderson is expected to return well before the start of the season, the injury will sideline him for at least the next few days. “We’ll watch him closely and not let him push it too much,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “He is a veteran player. He just needs to be reminded that (today) is March 1, not April 1. We’ll back him off a little bit and … make sure he has plenty of time to heal.” Later, the Dodgers managed to avoid what would have been their second notable injury on the eve of Grapefruit League play. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez was hit in the right wrist by a pitch from rookie Mike Megrew during an intrasquad scrimmage, but wasn’t seriously hurt. Gonzalez stayed in the game to run, eventually scoring on Fernando Tatis’ three-run homer. But Gonzalez left the field immediately thereafter. “It was my time to leave anyway,” Gonzalez said. “I’m kind of old school. I don’t baby my body. I’m not one of those guys who goes in and ices down. If I come off the field, it’s because I’m hurt, really hurt. But this was no big deal.” Anderson joins closer Takashi Saito as the only Dodgers players this spring to be placed in the dreaded “day-to-day” category. Besides those two and reliever Yhency Brazoban, who still is rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery last summer, this has been an injury-free camp. And even Saito is cleared for his normal throwing program, even though he won’t appear in any games until at least next week so he doesn’t risk aggravating his strained right calf. Anderson, a left-handed hitter, but right-handed thrower, had surgery to remove bone chips shortly after the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs last October. Right-hander Derek Lowe, slated to start the Dodgers’ season opener at Milwaukee on April 2, pitched two shaky innings in the intrasquad game, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk. The veteran sinkerballer couldn’t even get out of the first inning, which was stopped after five batters because Lowe had reached his one-inning pitch limit, but he did manage to get three outs in the second. “I look at it and assess where the hits were,” said Lowe, who gave up almost all of them on well-placed ground balls. “I don’t really count it as my first (spring) start until I can go four or five innings and get into the flow of the game. As a pitching staff, we all know what we need to work on. All these guys have great track records, so on this team, you really don’t look at results much.” Just three springs ago, Olmedo Saenz was a struggling veteran in camp with the Dodgers on a minor-league contract, hoping to make the club. Now, one general manager change, one managerial change and about a gazillion player changes later, the backup infielder is the team’s longest tenured member. “It means a lot to me to have been here for four years,” said Saenz, now 36. “The Dodgers are a team with a lot of tradition, and I’m proud to have been a part of that.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
In a 99-page submission, the province notes the company has made many commitments to oil spill prevention and response but has not presented any real assurance that it will be able to meet those commitments.The province says the Northern Gateway is not a typical pipeline. It will transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta oilsands – a substance that is not well understood and which would have a profound effect in the event of a spill.The review panel will hear final arguments starting next month, and a final report is due to the federal government by the end of the year.- Advertisement –
However Ronaldo, who will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup, would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his international career.“Now is not the time to talk about the future of players and coaches,” Ronaldo said.The 33-year-old did however say that European champions Portugal could look forward to the future with confidence.“We have a fantastic group, young and with a lot of ambition and for that reason I think the team will remain strong,” he said.Ronaldo finished his World Cup campaign with four goals, one adrift of England’s Harry Kane who leads the standings with five.Earlier, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hoped Ronaldo would remain part of the international set-up.“Cristiano still has a lot to give to football and I hope he will stay to help the young players grow and develop,” he said.“We have a team with many young players and of course we all want him there with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to save Portugal from World Cup elimination © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jul 1 – Cristiano Ronaldo declined to comment on his international future on Saturday after bowing out of the World Cup following Portugal’s 2-1 defeat by Uruguay.The Real Madrid star exited his fourth World Cup in disappointment after two goals from Edinson Cavani saw the Uruguayans advance to the last eight.
‘Pato would either be Liverpool’s next Suarez or next Balotelli’ – Fan reaction mixed to reports linking Brazil forward with Anfield switch
Brazil forward Alexandre Pato Brazil forward Alexandre Pato could be set for a shock January move to Liverpool…but Reds fans aren’t entirely convinced by the rumours.Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla claimed on his own website on Saturday that a deal is already in place to see the 26-year-old make a €20million Anfield switch when the transfer window opens.Pato is currently on-loan at Brazilian side Sao Paulo, where he has scored 25 goals so far this season, and he is apparently unwanted by parent club Corinthians, with the forward himself confirming he will leave the club when his loan spell expires in January.The striker suggested a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, and it seems Liverpool may have beaten rivals Manchester United and West Ham to signing the former AC Milan star.Despite his goalscoring pedigree, though, it seems not all Reds fans are excited about the news and worry about the repercussions of adding another frontman with a history of injury problems to their squad.Fans from Brazil, however, disagree.Check out how they reacted to the reports below! 1
BLINK and you will miss the signpost for the Fintown Railway.In fact, blink and you will probably miss the entire village of Fintown.Nestled between Letterkenny and Glenties, it could be one of a thousand villages anywhere in Ireland. A wide main street boasting the staple diet of village life in the shape of a shop, petrol pumps, a school and a couple of pubs.Fintown is nothing more and nothing less.But the people of here have one added attraction which the vast majority of villages cannot claim – their own railway.Since 1995 a dedicated group of locals in the Gaeltacht village have come together to realise a dream. And today the Fintown Railway stands shoulder to shoulder beside any of Ireland’s other tourist attractions.It may not have an interpretive centre or a fancy café serving paninis and pastries, but the Fintown Railway does exactly what is says on the tin.It is impossible to describe the sheer beauty taken in by a ride on the Fintown Railway.It almost feels like your carriage is sliding across Lough Finn as the steep shoulders of the far shore rise above you like the blackest of thunder clouds on a February day.It is no wonder that playwright Brian Friel described a ride on the Fintown Railway as “a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota.” During the late 1800s the County Donegal Railways had a network of narrow gauges which stretched out over 200 miles serving even the remotest parts of the county.The arrival of improved roadways along with road haulage saw the inevitable disappearance of rail transport.On December 31st, 1959, the County Donegal Railway saw its last train roll down the tracks.By right the Fintown railway should be a distant memory, its iron tracks long since given way to grass and the scourge of rust. Thanks to a dedicated committee of volunteers and a couple of workers from a FAS scheme, the railway has survived and flourished in recent years.If anything the one thing that is quite literally halting the popularity of the train in its tracks is its lack of ambition.Granted those who run the train do so on a voluntary basis and most likely put some of their own money into it as well.Although the centre piece of the Fintown Railway is a delight, the surroundings of the experience offer even more potential.A shed, which most probably was once housed trains brought in for repair, could so easily now house a museum detailing the history and memorabilia of the Donegal Railways of bygone days.And the playground could so easily be upgraded to cater for children of all ages as they wait for the next train to pull into the station.Having recently returned from the railway’s Ghost Train Experience at Halloween, I know first hand (as do three still shaken children!), of the lengths the volunteers are going to keep the railway’s wheels oiled.The upcoming Santa Train experience also has the potential to cater for hundreds if not thousands of children across Donegal and further afield.And come the long school-free days of July and August, parents have no excuse not to visit a genuine attraction that offers good fun and a once-off experience.The Fintown Railway is still on track after 15 years in operation and there’s certainly no signs of the wheels coming off any time soon.Visit www.antraen.com for all the details you need to discover one of Donegal’s hidden attractions.EndsFINTOWN TRAIN STILL ON THE RIGHT TRACK! was last modified: November 29th, 2010 by adminShare 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)
DILI, East Timor – Soldiers fired on unarmed police in East Timor’s capital Thursday, killing nine and wounding 27, as international troops landed to try to end the fighting that threatens to push the country closer to civil war. Among the wounded were two United Nations police advisers, part of U.N. staff trying to end an hourlong attack by soldiers on the national police headquarters in Dili, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York. The U.N. police and military advisers negotiated a cease-fire with the Timorese soldiers, under which the police officers were to surrender their weapons and leave the building, Dujarric said. “As the unarmed police were being escorted out, army soldiers opened fire on them killing nine and wounding 27 others, including two U.N. police advisers,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The unrest in East Timor is the most serious threat to the desperately poor country since it won independence from Indonesia in 1999, and the attack on policemen illustrates the dangers facing peacekeepers from Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Malaysia, the first of whom started arriving Thursday. Today, the sound of heavy machine-gun fire, mortar and small arms was heard from the hills surrounding Dili. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!