26 May

Lifting champ Kari gets wild support

first_imgThe competition is underway.The Sir John Guise stadium which has a capacity of  3000 is 95 percent full.Family and Hanuabadans are also here in large numbers just to see Kari lift.Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is also here with his wife Lynda Babaolast_img

14 May

The Pucela would touch the permanence extrapolating the results of the first round

first_imgIf the competition resumes one day, Real Valladolid will11 games would be ahead, like the rest of the teams, and with 29 points he should still add between nine and eleven to reach a permanence to which right now the blanquivioleta team leads in four, the Mallorca brand, with 25 points, although the pucelanos have the great goal won with the vermilions by having defeated Vicente Moreno in both duels, so they should earn five more units than the Valladolid people to get out of the descent.If we extrapolate the results of the first round to the games that are missing in this second round, the result is that Real Valladolid would get 10 points, would add 39, which, practically, would give him salvation. In this way, Sergio’s team tied with Leganés, Celta and Atlético de Madrid, the next three rivals, then four duels would come in which Pucela did not get a point (Getafe, Sevilla, Levante and Alavés) would face Valencia , with which he tied at Zorrilla, would receive Barça, the team that beat Blanquivioletas 5-1, and would finish the League against two teams that they have already won: Eibar and Betis. In total two wins, four draws and five defeats. The negative side of this extrapolation is that in the first round, the Valladolid players against the rivals who have already played in the second round, had achieved 11 points, while in this second round they only added eight in the same number of games. We will therefore have to wait for the competition to resume to see if the team improves the 21 points of the first round, which would take him to 42, or it stays a little shorter. We must remember that last season the team finished four points above the descent with 41 points, 22 won in the first round and 19 in the second.And it is necessary to take into account that, right now, in a simulation of the score, the permanence would be 35.2 points, that is, 36, reason why to Real Valladolid repeating the results of the first return the accounts would leave him. However, extrapolating is not a scientific method, much less because of those 11 duels in the first round, the blanquivioletas played five at home and six at home. Now it will be the other way around. The pucelanos will play six games in Zorrilla, against Levante and Alavés in a row, and five at home so the points could be more given that the Valladolid players this season have achieved better results before their public, despite having played fewer games: 16 points in 13 home matches and 13 points in 14 duels away.last_img read more

18 Jan

Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Chan gives Ginebra, which is currently outside the playoff picture in ninth place, some depth in the wing position and additional outside threat.The Gin Kings have only won three of their first eight games and will need to sweep their last three games to avoid any complications of making it to the quarterfinals.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 crownAt 34, Chan remains a reliable contributor. He is averaging 11.6 points on 38 percent shooting from the 3-point area this conference, The former national team mainstay finished with 26 points against Rain or Shine in his final game for the Fuel Masters on Saturday. Brazilians disappointed after 1-1 tie at World Cup China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIEScenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chan is expected to make his Ginebra debut against Columbian on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoing for one last push to make the playoffs, Barangay Ginebra on Monday acquired the services of veteran sharpshooter Jeff Chan from Phoenix.The Gin Kings traded the rights to their first round pick in the 2018 PBA Draft in exchange for Chan, the league announced on its Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

18 Jan

Now dominant Naomi Osaka out to ‘get another one’ at Indian Wells

first_imgBut she’s learning to cope with the pressure of heightened expectations, and that includes thinking of her first ever title defense as a clean slate.“It’s not about defending, it’s about getting another one,” she said. “I don’t really believe in defending, I believe in getting another one.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I was just here to have fun, maybe get to the quarters,” she admitted of her mindset in 2018.“It sounds bad saying it but it’s true because I never really went far in a tournament like this. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “I kept playing really great players in every round and I was just like, I’m here for a good time, you know.“But then I kept winning, I was like, ‘Whoa, maybe I can actually win this tournament, and I did.”It hasn’t been a smooth progression ever since, back-to-back Grand Slam titles notwithstanding.She went through a phase of putting “ridiculous pressure” on herself at every tournament.Finally, she says, she “just decided to have fun again,” and set herself some mature goals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ MARCH 07: Naomi Osaka of Japan fields questions from the media at a press conference during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 07, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPOne year after she burst onto the scene with an Indian Wells WTA triumph that launched a meteoric rise to world number one, Naomi Osaka is looking forward, not back.The Japanese star, who in January added an Australian Open title to the US Open crown she seized in September, says she’s a long way from the carefree, unseeded player who arrived at the California desert last year ranked 44th in the world.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I just want to do the things that I practice and know that I can do well and even if things aren’t going my way try to find a way to win matches,” she said.“I think I did that in the Australian Open. Hopefully I can refine that skill.”Helping her work on that will be new coach Jermaine Jenkins, former hitting partner of Venus Williams and US Tennis Association national women’s coach.Jenkins joined Osaka’s team last week after Osaka shocking split with coach Sascha Bajin 17 days after her Australian Open triumph.“He seemed like a really good choice (as coach) because I do like to hit with a guy,” she said. “He seemed like he was a good hitter, too.”Mladenovic rematchBetween coaches Osaka played her first match as world number one and lost in Dubai to 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic.Osaka will get a chance to avenge that defeat when she faces Mladenovic in her second-round Indian Wells opener on Saturday.Mladenovic booked the rematch with a 7-5, 6-2 first-round victory over Zheng Saisai on Thursday.Osaka said that so far working with Jenkins hadn’t altered her routine too much. View comments AFC presidential candidate pledges more cash to members Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “For me, it’s not a dramatic change,” Osaka said. “Maybe if it was a fitness trainer it would be more dramatic. I’m still hitting and doing the same things.“The drills are different but I’m still playing the same way.”And she indicated they are quickly building a rapport.“I talk to Jermaine a lot, he’s a really easy going guy,” she said. “He asks me questions and I like to think a lot so it definitely helps me out.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

14 Jan

Rep. Karmo Joins Fight against Child Marriage

first_imgBomi County Electoral District #1 Rep. Samuel Garya Karmo has joined the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGCSP) in condemning child marriage in Liberia.Serving as the keynote speaker at the official launch of the ‘campaign to end child marriage in Liberia’ in Tubmanburg recently, Rep. Karmo said “with no disregard to the values of traditional practices in the country, it is about time for everyone to let children remain children and not force them into marriage because of economic difficulties a family might be faced with.“No country in the world has all the laws written for its citizens to follow but transforming ideas into a value system for collective progress positively changes a nation,” said Rep. Karmo. He said not everything considered legal by a group is expedient at all times, and not everything considered expedient is legal as well.“Unwritten traditional laws practiced by our people of yesterday seemed good to them at that time but they did not consider the risk associated with them,” he said.He noted that because he has the passion to always advocate for women and girls who are victims of circumstances, he will never be complacent and watch them continue to suffer challenges that can be avoided. “All of us, parents, guardians and friends who are mature should promote the moral and educational development of children, most especially girls,” Rep. Karmo admonished.The lawmaker assured his audience that people who continue to abuse children and endanger their future will meet tougher punishments.The chairperson of the Governors’ Council of Liberia (GCL), Mrs. Musu Kiadii, said her office will always stand by the Gender Ministry and other local and international organizations that are fighting against child marriage and other abuses. Mrs. Kiadii cautioned men who are in the habit of approaching minors for sex to desist. “If you believe in the dignity of a person, I advise that you don’t accept to go to bed with a girl child, neither should parents allow their daughters to be trapped into early marriage,” she said.The president of the Liberia Children Representative Forum (LRCF), Ms. Satta F. Sheriff, said her office is calling on all stakeholders in the fight against child abuse to stand taller than what they are now.“We all should realize that more needs to be done if inhumane treatment against children must come to an end in this country,” Ms. Sheriff said. “A girl with a dream is not only a noble citizen but an untouchable pearl destined for the enlightment and transformation of a nation.”She commended all those who are supporting MoGCSP’s efforts to curtail the violation of children’s basic human rights. Launched under the African Union Commission’s theme as “African year of human rights with focus on women’s rights” and the national theme “We are children not wives, save us from child marriage,” the campaign is focused on accelerating change across Africa by encouraging governments to develop strategies to raise awareness and address the harmful impacts of child marriage.According to the MoGCSP’s report, the first summit on ending child marriage was held in Lusaka, Zambia, from November 26-27, 2015. Liberia’s accurate statistics on child marriage is yet to be made public; UNFPA’s child marriage sheet’s statistics states that 42 percent of girls in Africa are married before they reach 18. The UNFPA said child marriage leads to premature pregnancies, maternal mortality, infant mortality, illiteracy, mental health problems, abuse and violence against female children who are married, in most cases to older men. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 Jan

Teen robbed of passport, other items

first_imgA teenager was on Tuesday evening relieved of a haversack containing one Guyana Passport with a valid United States Visa and $4000 after disembarking a passenger minibus at North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Shaqueal Blair, a student of Lot 312 Lamaha Park, Georgetown, reportedly exited the bus in the vicinity of Kaikan Street, North Ruimveldt and two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, accosted him and demanded that he hand over his valuables.The 19-year-old recalled standing at a double corner which was poorly lit when he felt an object placed to his back and as he turned around, he realised that one man, accompanied by another, was holding a gun to his head.They then relieved him of the haversack containing the articles and successfully made their escape. The matter was reported and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

11 Jan

Play Radio BINGO and you could see the biggest names in Country Music!

first_imgRadio-Bingo---Sponsors---2016 Moose FM and Trail Blaz’n Power are bringing back classic Radio Bingo for a chance to win one of two AMAZING trips! Want to play? Just pick up your bingo card at participating businesses, then listen to Moose FM for ads from sponsors and specific artists, mark down the time you heard them on your card.Bring your winning card to Moose FM for a chance at weekly prizes and be entered to win the Grand Prize! Choose between a trip to either Cavendish Beach Music Festival in PEI with Blake Shelton & Kenny Chesney, or to the biggest country festival in Canada – the Boots & Hearts Festival near Toronto with Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and more!HOW TO PLAYPick up a Trail Blaz’n Power Radio Bingo card at any of our participating sponsors – see the list belowListen to 100.1 Moose FM, starting April 18, 2016. Mark down the date and time you hear either an advertisement or artist listed on the Radio Bingo Card.When you complete a line BINGO, drop the card off at Moose FM, 9924 101 ave, Fort St. John. Each BINGO you complete will enter you in the grand prize draw and the weekly draws.A line BINGO is a horizontal, diagonal OR vertical line on your card.Only one card per person per week. You can play each week. The BINGO cards will not change. Cards can be picked up at participating sponsors from April 18 to May 25, 2016.The weekly draws will be made on Mondays. You must have your card in by the previous Friday at 4:30 p.m. to qualify for the weekly draw.The first weekly draw will happen on Monday, April 25, 2016. The last weekly draw will happen on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (one day later due to the Victoria Day long weekend).The grand prize winner will be announced on Friday, May 27, 2016. To qualify for the grand prize draw, your card must be submitted to Moose FM by Wednesday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m.WHAT CAN I WIN!Each week we have great prizes including weekend passes with camping to Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose or weekend passes to Rockin’ River Fest in Merritt.  The grand prize you get to pick either a trip for two to the Boots & Hearts music festival in Barrie Ontario or the Cavendish Music Festival in PEI.  Both trips include roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the airport and festival grounds and of course weekend passes to.  If you win, you get to pick the where you go.- Advertisement -Everyone who plays Trail Blaz’n Power Radio Bingo and drops off their winning card at Moose FM, will be in for the weekly prize and the grand prize.WHERE TO GET YOUR BINGO CARDGet your card Trail Blaz’n Power Radio Bingo Card at:TJ’s Country KitchenApollo Avenue Sunglasses and WatchesCrafty FolksBackcountryNorthern Vision CareMarc JosephGuillevin SafetyTrail Blaz’n PowerSew it Yourself ShopiDesign KitchensFSJ Bottle DropTropical TanSystem’s SecureShamrock IndustriesMarcy’s Bright IdeasSearsGot a question we haven’t answered?  Click here to read the full rules for this contest.Advertisementlast_img read more

6 Jan

Sheffield Wednesday sign Manchester United defender

first_img Marnick Vermijl Manchester United have sold defender Marnick Vermijl to Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee.The highly-rated Belgian arrived at Old Trafford from Standard Liege back in 2010 and has gone on to make two first-team appearances for the club.He spent last season on loan at NEC Nijmegen but has failed to establish himself as part of United’s first-team picture since his return.So the 23-year-old has now completed a permanent move to Wednesday, where he has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal.Primarily a right-back, versatile Vermijl can operate anywhere across the back line. 1last_img read more

6 Jan

“I want to go home,” says China’s veteran Italian coach Lippi

first_img0Shares0000“I want to go home,” said China’s Italian head coach Marcello Lippi. © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHAMILAN, Italy, Oct 1 – China’s veteran Italian head coach Marcello Lippi has confirmed that he will more than likely retire when his contract with the Asian side expires early next year.The 70-year-old former Italy and Juventus coach expects to leave management after the Asian Cup in January. “I want to go home,” he told Radio Anch’io Sport. “I have a contract that expires on January 31, at the end of the Asian Cup.“We’ll see after that, but I think it’ll be my last experience. Am I likely to leave China in February? Yes.”A former defender who played most of his career with Sampdoria, Lippi has spent 36 years in management.He led Juventus to five Serie A titles and their last Champions League triumph in 1996, as well as guiding Italy to victory in the 2006 World Cup.He took his first coaching position outside Italy six years ago with Guangzhou Evergrande who he guided to three Chinese Super League titles.Lippi took over the China national side in 2016 and is reported to be the best-paid international coach in the world on wages of between $23 million and $27 million a year.China failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

29 Dec

Need for more female entrepreneurs in Donegal, event told

first_imgDonegal needs more female entrepreneurs and the female led businesses already in the county need to be encouraged to act locally but to grow globally – that was one of the key messages from the National Women in Enterprise event held in Burt last week.The event – one of 16 held across the country – heard Brenda Hegarty, Assistant Head of Enterprise in Donegal, explain that the number of women in enterprise in Ireland and in Donegal is under-represented.She said “The gap is narrowing, but it is still too high. Men are twice as likely to start a business than females. We need to encourage more female-led businesses to act locally and grow globally. “This is particularly important given our peripheral location and the recent uncertainty over Brexit. Thinking globally and acting locally is the key to the success of the local economy.”She also explained that in Donegal only around 16% of the Local Enterprise Office’s client base is from female-led businesses, adding that 28% of male entrpreneurs as opposed to just 9% of female entrepreneurs expect to have 10 or more employees in 5 years.“The figures are stark, but events like the National Women in Enterprise event will help shine a light on the issue, address the gap and hopefully inspire more females to start and grow a business in Donegal,” she said.Pictured at the National Women in Enterprise event in Burt last week were from left – Brenda Hegarty, Assistant Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Larissa Feeney of accountantonline.ie; Grace Korbel, Local Enterprise Office; Maire Morris, fashion consultant; Heidi Higgins, fashion Designer; Eileen Kelly, Enterprise Europe Network and Jenny Holloway of Fashion Capital.Thursday’s event held in An Grianan Hotel in Burt also heard from a panel of speakers including global expert in the business of luxury fashion, Máire Morris; Larissa Feeney, founder and CEO of accountantonline.ie; award-winning designer Heidi Higgins and international fashion industry expert, Jenny Holloway of Fashion Capital in London. In her address, Larissa Feeney of Accountantonline.ie urged those in attendance to always treat their business as a business from the very start.“If you are just starting out there are things you need to consider, like whether you should be a sole trader, a partnership or a Limited Company, but you also need to treat your business as a business from the very outset.Write down your goal and then work towards your goal, that will mean the decisions you make in your business will align towards that goal,” she said.Jenny Holloway urged those in attendance to feel the fear – and then do it anyway.Explaining that she would talk about “spectacular failures,” she advised women not to let fear of starting put them off trying to start their own business. “Failures do occur, but you just brush yourself down and then you make it work the next time,” she said.Jenny, also announced details of a huge opportunity for fashion businesses involved with the Creative Coast initiative in Donegal to link in to an exciting opportunity in London in 2019.In her address Maire Morris insisted there was never a better time than now to be a small, independent business.“There are still too few women in business, but there are opportunities for women to resonate with consumers – so many of whom are women. With every change comes opportunity and it is much easier now than ever for small brands to get to global markets.” Award-winning designer Heidi Higgins urged businesses thinking globally to make sure they produce to global standards. She also highlighted the importance to building a brand.“I entered every competition there was, it was a great way of building a profile and getting exposure,” she said.With that in mind, Brenda Hegarty reminded those in attendance that applications for the Donegal Business Awards are currently open and she added that businesses should also make sure they are aware of the full range of supports and services on offer from the Local Enterprise Office.“We are delighted for instance that this event had the additonal support of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – the largest support network for SMEs combining international business expertise with local knowledge. Businesses in Donegal seeking to find out more about EEN should contact Eileen Kelly at the Local Enterprise Office.”Details of the Donegal Business Award contest and details of supports and services available from the LEO are available from the web site – localenterprise.ie/donegalLocal Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Need for more female entrepreneurs in Donegal, event told was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donegalwomen in businesslast_img read more