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first_imgFILE — Rheyjey Ortouste, Mark Gonzales and Jason Huerte celebrate their first international gold with Karen Tanchanco-Caballero (front row, left), president of the Philippine Amateur Sepak Takraw Association and vice president of the Asian Sepak Takraw Federation. —NONGLUCK MATVANGSAENG TITI TUKKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ sepak takraw men’s team is shooting for two golds when competition starts Wednesday at Titiwangs A-indoor stadium here.The coaching staff, including Romulo Rueda, said the 17-member men’s and women’s teams are in high spirits after undergoing a two-month training camp in Iloilo City.ADVERTISEMENT “It had a great effect on the morale of the team that’s why we wanted to move them out of Metro Manila for a change,” said Rueda in Filipino.The Philippines could only win a silver and a bronze two years ago in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But this time the men’s team is shooting for two golds with the bulk of expectations on the shoulders of Emmanuel Escote, Rheyjey Ortouste, and Jason Huerte who won silver in team event in 2015.Also in the field are last SEA Games’ bronze winners like John Jeffrey Morcillos, Regie Reznan Pabriga, Rhemwil Catana, John-John Bobier, Ronsited Gabayeron, Alvin Pangan, Joeart Jumawan, John Carlo Lee and Mark Joseph Gonzales. CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The women’s team, which is hoping for at least a bronze finish, is composed of Kristel Carloman, Lhaina Lhiell Mangubat, Mary Ann Lopez, Rizzalyn Amolacion and Jean Marie Sucalit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgTo assist pregnant women meet their immediate needs after delivery, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Liberia has distributed “mama and baby kits” to three health facilities. The facilities include the James N. Davies Memorial Hospital, the Star of the Sea Clinic in Monrovia and the Phebe Hospital in Suacoco, Bong County.The “mama and baby kits” contained essential supplies for survival and personal hygiene for the mother and the baby after delivery.UNFPA Liberia Resident Representative Ratidzai Ndhlovu said the presentations were aimed at encouraging delivery in health facility. “Because we are encouraging institutional delivery, it is necessary to motivate pregnant women to deliver at the hospital,” Ms. Ndhlovu said at the presentation ceremony on 15 January in Phebe, Bong County.“We want to work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare(MoSHW) to standardize this program as we want it to be a proper and systematized intervention,” she said.In Phebe, Ms. Ndhlovu urged pregnant women who were temporarily staying at the waiting home awaiting their time to deliver, to promote to their colleagues the idea of delivering in health facility and use opportunities offered by the waiting homes. “All that is done is to assure that you stand to benefit a lot when you come to the hospital to deliver. We hope that you will use this experience to go out in your villages and towns to tell people that the best place for pregnant women to deliver  is the hospital,” she urged the women.The UNFPA Liberia Representative made a personal contribution of two bags of rice and two containers of cooking oil to the waiting home at Phebe. “The last time I visited this facility, I was informed that food is one of the major challenges you are faced with. So, I decided to personally share this little token with you,” she said.In his remarks, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi, also urged pregnant women throughout the county to consider hospital as the best place to deliver their babies. “Our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths will fail if pregnant women continue to deliver at home,” he said.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_imgExecutive member of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Dr Roger Luncheon has made several damning allegations against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), particularly as it relates to the process of selecting staff for various positions within the Commission’s headquarters.Dr Roger LuncheonThe former Cabinet Secretary said in a statement on Monday that it was brought to his attention from several sources that the People’s National Congress (PNC) Commissioners at GECOM are allegedly engaged in a process to eliminate candidates for advertised positions at the GECOM Secretariat.He said it would seem that these Commissioners were aiming at such an objective by resorting to “giving low to zero scores to candidates of Indian origin who are shortlisted during the interview process while providing high to 100 per cent scores to their preferred candidates”.In addition to that, the former Head of the Presidential Secretariat also alleged that the Commissioners were finding extraneous reasons for eliminating top candidates of Indian origin from appointment to positions at the GECOM Secretariat. He said if these disclosures are confirmed, it would reveal that the practice continued of excluding some ethnicities from GECOM’s Secretariat.“Once confirmed the PPP condemns this practice in the strongest possible terms and will urge the aggrieved candidates to approach the Ethnic Relations Commission on the ground of ethnic discrimination,” the PPP stalwart added.As part of preparations for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), GECOM has started a new cycle of continuous registration. Several public advertisements were posted in the media for various openings, which Dr Luncheon has referred to in his statement to the media.The new registration exercise, which began on May 21, will run until July 15, 2018. Persons needing to register are being advised to visit the office in their respective communities between 08:00h and 17:00h from Monday to Thursday, 08:00h to 16:00h on Friday and 10:00h to 14:00h on weekends and holidays.Previously, the PPP has said that one of five GECOM-issued lists of persons who died between December 2015 and March 2016 included the names of persons whose names are not on the voters’ list – that is they were never registered. The Party had said when it checked that list, many of those names of presumably unregistered persons were, in fact, on the voters list.The PPP has since urged GECOM to exercise greater care and due diligence in its attempts to sanitise the list. “We will continue to partner with GECOM and other stakeholders, in a concerted effort, to produce a List of Registered Electors that is accurate and whose integrity can withstand objective scrutiny,” the Party said.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: Fire crews enter a house on 93rd Avenue through a window at the top of the building – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John Fire Department, along with police and ambulance crews, attended a scene on 93rd Avenue on Friday.- Advertisement -Fire Crews were seen entering the house through a window at the top of the building. The house is located close to the North Peace Secondary School.Fort St. John Councilor Lori Ackerman says she was called for disaster relief.Ackerman gets called to events if families need to be relocated due to a disaster. She says family of four, including two kids, will be staying with family.  She says the family will be provided with services like food and clothing.The avenue infront of the home is currently closed to one lane, and police are directing the flow of traffic. More information will be posted as it becomes available.Advertisement Photo: A portion of 93rd Avenue is limited to one lane traffic – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

first_imgPOPULATION: 102,800 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category. (2005 Census Data) White/non-Hispanic: 77.7%, Hispanic: 24.9%, Asian-Pacific Islander: 10.8%, African-American: 2.6%, American Indian: 1.2%. WEATHER Average annual rainfall: 16.48 inches. Average high temperature: 78 degrees. Average low temperature: 51 degrees. LOCAL GOVERNMENT Type: Charter city. City Hall location: 275 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91510, (818) 238-5850. City Web site: www.ci.burbank.ca.us. Courthouse: 300 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, (818) 557-3482. TRANSIT General information: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000. Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE); Greyhound, (800) 231-2222. Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 680-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-RIDE. Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245. Airports: Bob Hope Airport (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena), (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252. UTILITIES Water and power: Burbank Water and Power, 164 W. Magnolia Ave., (818) 238-3700. Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200. Telephone: ATT, (800) 310-2355. Cable TV: Charter Communications, (866) 499-8080. Trash: (818) 238-3800. Recycling: (818) 238-3900. EMERGENCY SERVICES Police: 200 N. Third St., (818) 238-3333. Emergency: 911. Fire: 311 E. Orange Grove Ave., (818) 238-FIRE (3473). Ambulance: Schaefer Ambulance Service, (800) 582-2258. LICENSES Animal licenses: (818) 238-3340. Business licenses: (818) 238-5280. Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, www.dmv.ca.gov. OTHER SERVICES & INFORMATION TV station (local): Burbank TV6 (public access). Library: 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., (818) 238-5600. Historical society: Burbank Historical Society: burbankhistsoc.com. Hospital: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., (818) 843-5111. Postal service: U.S. Postal Service, 2140 N. Hollywood Way; 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd.; 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd.; 135 E. Olive Ave. Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, (800) 481-VOTE or lavote.net. Social Security offices: 2025 N. Glenoaks Blvd., (800) 772-1213. Birth, death and marriage records: County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder, (800) 201-8999. Animal shelters: (818) 238-3340. 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

first_img David De Gea Manchester United must draw a line under the David De Gea saga this week, Lou Macari has told talkSPORT.The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer after refusing to sign a new contract at Old Trafford.Macari claims the ongoing speculation over his future has affected United’s preparations for the new season and he wants the club to either broker a deal with Real before their Premier League opener against Tottenham this weekend, or tell De Gea he is staying put until next summer.“It is a big concern before the season starts,” the Red Devils legend told talkSPORT.“I have never known a top class goalkeeper like he is to be in this situation before. I would have thought things would have been signed and sealed by now.“I don’t believe we are this late in pre-season and the two clubs are not really knowing what is going to happen.“He is either heading for Spain or staying at Old Trafford but it has got to be sorted before you go into the game against Spurs on the opening day of the season.” 1last_img read more

first_imgTony Doherty’s This Man’s Wee Boy, an acclaimed memoir of growing up in the Brandywell area of Derry in the 1960s and 70s will receive its Donegal launch in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana on October 7th at 7pm.This Man’s Wee Boy is a uniquely-crafted memoir of the author’s early childhood (1967–1972), the third oldest in a working-class Catholic family from the Brandywell in Derry.Written with the authentic voice of a child, this snapshot of his young life unfolds in a series of stories evoking the innocence of childhood, family dynamic and tensions, street friendships and characters, the onset of civil strife, and a family protecting itself from conflict, with CS gas coming in through the door and tracer bullets flying past the windows.. Described as ‘a treasure’, it draws the reader into a child’s world, his innocent view of the harsh reality of life and the horrifying events unfolding around him.It has bags of humour and paints a picture of a lost world of children running wild in play, unsupervised by or worried over by adults. The book is also very moving, to the point of provoking tears at the end.About the authorTony DohertyTony Doherty was instrumental in setting up the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in 1992, which led in 2010 to the exoneration of his father and the others killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday, and to a public apology from the British Prime Minister in the House of Commons. He has worked extensively in community regeneration in Derry, is a member of the Big Lottery Fund’s NI Committee and is currently Regional Coordinator for Northern Ireland’s Healthy Living Centre Alliance. What has been said about the book:‘It’s a wonderful memoir. So simple, so truthful and, at the end, so profoundly moving.’ – Jimmy McGovern, screenwriter“An emotive memoir of childhood and a valuable social history of Derry.” – Freya McClements, Irish Times‘An inspirational memoir. The voice of innocence never slips. I was in awe!’ – Sue Leonard, Irish ExaminerDonegal launch for amazing ‘This Man’s Wee Boy’ book was last modified: September 30th, 2016 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:book launchdonegalThis Man’s Wee BoyTony Dohertylast_img read more

first_imgAlvaro Morata will make a ‘clear and definitive decision’ on his future in the coming days, according to his agent.The 24-year-old had a frustrating first season back at the Bernabeu, starting just 14 La Liga games after returning from Juventus last summer.Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Madrid are ready to flog him to fund bids for some of their own top targets.Morata’s future has been the subject of much speculation in recent months with Chelsea and Manchester United both reportedly keen on landing him.The Old Trafford club have already had one bid, said to be around £52million, rebuffed by Madrid but they are expected to return with a second offer.Now Morata’s agent says a decision on the striker’s next move will be made soon.Juanma Lopez told Foot Mercato: “He does not want to do a season like this again. It was a great season, but he wants to play more.“Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. He wants to play more. Which is normal for an attacker who has scored 19 goals.“The player will take a clear and definitive decision in the coming days. I have not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid.” 1 Alvaro Morata looks set to leave Real Madrid this summer last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal man who stole over €5,000 from his seriously ill brother’s credit card has been jailed for two years, with the last 12 months suspended.Gerald Griffin (53) of Ballylast, Castlefin, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of theft between January 18, 2016 and March 20, 2016. Griffin used his brother’s credit card for withdrawals in Ballybofey, County Donegal, and in Strabane, County Tyrone.The complainant in the case, Kenneth Griffin, of Ard McCool in Stranorlar, who suffers from Parkinson’s, returned from a ‘holiday of a lifetime’ in Australia to find the entire contents had been taken from the account.At the hearing for the case last month, Garda McCready said that Gerald Griffin, a father of two, admitted taking the card, but had ‘no recollection’ how he had spent the money other than ‘the clothes he was wearing and a George Foreman grill that he bought’.A victim impact statement, read on behalf of Kenneth Griffin, said: “He is a cold, heartless thief and he doesn’t care about anyone other than himself.”Previously, Gerald Griffin has served a five-month prison sentence in Northern Ireland relating to the use of the card in Strabane, where amounts totally €1,840 were withdrawn.At Buncrana Circuit Court, an employer, Paul McLaughlin from Strabane, said he knew the accused for 15 years and described him as a ‘kind-natured man who would walk bare-footed to Cork and back for you’.Mr McLaughlin said he would give Gerald Griffin 10-15 hours employment per week, on minimum wage. Barrister for the accused, Damien Crawford, asked the court to consider ‘exceptional circumstances’ and said the money, totalling €5,070, could be repaid in 6-9 months.Gerald Griffin, who has a previous conviction for theft from Stranorlar Chapel dating back to 1997, faced a maximum ten years imprisonment.“It was stupid and it was infantile,” Judge John O’Hagan said.“The money remains outstanding to this day. He kept going until the pot was dry.“The probation report has said that he is deemed suitable for community service, but this is a crime which has to attract a custodial sentence.”Jail for thief who stole over €5,000 from ill brother’s credit card was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranaBuncrana Circuit Courtcredit cardGerald GriffinJUdge John O’HaganKenneth Griffinlast_img read more

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose battles with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba silverware huge blow gameday no dice REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Up until January 2017, Rose was first-choice under Mauricio Pochettino but injury and patchy form has seen Ben Davies become the No.1 left-back for Spurs.All summer a transfer abroad has been mooted with clubs in France and Germany rumoured to be eyeing him.But now the 28-year-old could remain with Tottenham until at least January after impressing manager Pochettinio in training, which led to his start against Manchester United on Monday night. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won shining center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED Rose looked rusty in the 3-0 and will need to improve if he is to surpass Davies who, despite lacking the physicality of his rival, has exceptional positional sense and a better final ball. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is set to stay with the club until January and fight for the left-back role, according to the Daily Telegraph.Schalke, Marseille, and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with moves for the England star but now it seems he will remain with the north Londoners. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Premier League Newslast_img read more