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first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Double celebration for F2 import Perez with MVP award and PSL title OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBACOLOD CITY – Add one more historic feat for Ceres-Negros in a year already full of glorious moments.Ruthless on the counterattack, the Busmen demolished rival Global Cebu, 4-1, last Saturday night to wrest the first Philippines Football League crown in front of a lively crowd at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National team standout Iain Ramsay delivered a hat trick after Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon opened the scoring four minutes into the match as the Busmen came up with a performance to remember against a worthy foe.The victory capped an impressive year for the Busmen, who also made history last August when they ruled the AFC Cup Asean zonal championship at the expense of Singapore’s Home United at Panaad.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 folkThe Busmen relied on quick counterattacks to pick apart a Global side that looked a step slow right from the get-go. For a change, Ceres allowed Global to settle into the match early before hitting the Cebu side on the counter.Ramsay found space on the left before teeing up Maranon inside the area. The Spanish striker’s volley past Patrick Deyto not only opened the scoring, but gave the Ceres star his 22nd goal of the season. Almost immediately, Global threatened with a long-range effort from Rufo Sanchez, whose shot rattled the crossbar.Another quick counter in the 20th minute opened up a golden opportunity, this time, for Ramsay to tuck home from close range to double the lead.Ramsay made it 3-0 on the night with another precise finish in the area as the Busmen moved on the cusp of glory.Just after the hour mark, Ramsay grabbed his hat trick after he was set up by the returning Patrick Reichelt inside the area.Daryl Roberts pulled a goal back for Global in the 89th minute, but it only delayed the inevitable as Ceres made history in front of more than 2,200 spectators that included Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

15 01 20

first_imgResponding to demands for pipe-borne water in Monrovia and other parts of Liberia, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) is now pumping more than six million gallons into greater Monrovia’s hard to reach communities.Addressing reporters at a press conference after the presentation of certificates to 20 LWSC’s personnel, Managing Director Charles B. Allen intimated that the entity has embarked on an ambitious expansion program. MD Allen made the disclosure Wednesday, January 29, during the closing exercises for 20 middle level personnel of LWSC, who completed nine days of training in Contract Management held at the water agency’s head office on King Sao Boso Street in Monrovia.The LWSC boss also intimated that during the course of 12-15 months the corporation was able to train 300 members of their staff in different professional disciplines.He also disclosed that next week Saturday the water agency’s employees would be staging a retreat where strategic planning deliberations would be discussed regarding the development, growth and progress of its programs.Mr. Allen further indicated that the LWSC has rehabilitated kiosks (hand pipes) in poor communities enhancing the provision of safe drinking water to residents and small businesses in Monrovia and some parts of the country.The Managing Director also stated that the Liberian Government has provided funds for the rehabilitation of one hundred damaged kiosks.Throwing light on youth unemployment, Mr. Allen noted that efforts are being exerted to engage the youth in management of kiosks in the form of sales so they can be paid a twenty percent commission.Shedding some comments on the expansion program of the LWSC for 2014 and beyond, Manager Allen intimated that the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (UWSSP) project being funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) would enhance the expansion of Kakata, Zwedru, and other areas.In closing, Manager Allen pointed out that in order for the LWSC to provide this kind of water service to Liberians the entity needs US$150 million.Earlier, the head of the UWSSP, Mr. Gabriel S. Flaboe, said training in contract management and procurement procedures are critical to the overall enhancement of the water implementation projects.He added that such training would assist those managing the water projects to fast-track procurement processes; thus realizing considerable progress and accomplishment.The Procurement Specialist at the AfDB in Monrovia, Ms. Mose Mabe Koofhthile, expressed her delight to be part of the LWSC’s training initiative.For his part, the Chief of Party of the Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP), Mr. Alione Fall lauded the efforts of the LWSC’s management for the provision of training opportunities for its staff.“I’m happy to work with the management of the LWSC; as we all strive to provide a quality and affordable water supply to Liberians,” Mr. Fall declared.In a brief statement on behalf of the participants, a member of LWSC’s staff, Botoe Zinnah, intimated that the fortitude demonstrated by managers of the corporation during the course of the seminar speaks volumes of their commitment to move the entity forward. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgSeveral of citizens of Bong County have rebuffed media reports linking one of the county’s lawmakers, Prince Moye, to statutory rape.A local newspaper recently published a report alleging that Rep. Moye raped a teenager in the Rock Hill Community on the Monrovia/Robertsfield highway.Most citizens in Gbarnga interviewed by reporters described the allegation against the lawmaker as “baseless and yet another calculated ploy by Moye’s political detractors.”David Karchue, Commissioner of the county’s Electoral District #2, traced Rep. Moye’s upbringing to a humble beginning, noting that such a person will never commit a crime such as rape.“The first day I heard the report, I laughed. Rep. Moye has been living in this district since birth and not a day did we hear any crime against his character–least to mention him allegedly committing rape. “The woman he loved when he became a mature person is the same woman he is married to and they are living happily today. To say Rep. Moye that we know is involved in raping a minor, I take serious exception to the report,” Karchue said.Deborah Clarke, another Electoral District #2 resident, said the report is a blatant lie against “my lawmaker, which I strongly feel is the Peoples’ Daily newspaper’s own way to blackmail responsible citizens.”Deborah wants Rep. Moye to pursue the matter to its legal end.Weah Sonnah, a resident of Electoral District #3, feels the report has a political undertone designed by Moye’s would-be rivals. In an interview with this newspaper, he said: “As we move toward the upcoming elections, we will see many such blackmailers. But no amount of blackmailing will stop our support for this promising young leader of our time.”Obediah Weahweah, a native of Zota District said: “This is sad, because we know Rep. Moye to be a man of high moral standing; we believe in him and we will stand with him, no matter any amount of lies published against his character.” Rep. Moye has since April 22 officially communicated with Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. J. Daku Mulbah, Gender Minister Julia Ducan-Cassell, the President of the Female Lawyers Association and the Acting Police Director at the time on what he terms as a “complete blackmail” designed by an unknown person to implicate his name in a rape case that does not exist at all, but is only intended to destroy his hard-earned reputation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img Newcastle defender Davide Santon Roma want to sign Newcastle defender Davide Santon and are likely to make a bid before the transfer window shuts, according to reports in Italy.The former Inter Milan defender made 27 Premier League appearances last season but has failed to make his first-team bow this term due to a knee injury.And Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Roma want to bring the 23-year-old back to Italy to add some depth to their defence.Both the defender’s injury and Newcastle’s desire to keep him could make the deal tricky, but Roma are desperate to make a title challenge and are confident they can bring the full-back to the Stadio Olimpico. 1last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img1 CORITIBA’S GREEN HELLCan you imagine Plymouth Argyle fans creating this kind of ‘green hell’ at Home Park? Here, supporters of Brazilian club Coritiba put on an incredible display at a match against Flamengo…DINAMO ZAGREB’S BAD BLUE BOYSIt was at a match between Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb and Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade in 1990 that a riot broke out between the former’s ‘Bad Blue Boys’ and the latter’s ‘Delje’ fan groups, amid tensions in the former Yugoslavia. The violence that ensued was seen as the symbolic start of the 1990s Balkan war, that saw Croatia, Bosnia and other former Yugoslav republics gain independence. The Bad Blue Boys’ influence cannot be underestimated and they once went as far as boycotting their club’s matches for a year, in protest at the way the club is run. They continue to be a spectacular presence on the big occasions at the Maksimir Stadium…RED STAR BELGRADE’S ‘DELJE’European Cup winners and World Club Champions in 1991, Red Star Belgrade play at the Marakana (named after the world famous stadium in Rio, Brazil), where the most vociferous of their supporters create an intimidating atmosphere. Known as the ‘Delje’, which roughly translates as ‘Heroes’, this group had links with the Serbian paramilitary during the Balkan war in the 1990s. Today, with the club a shadow of the team that ruled Europe and playing in a poor domestic competition, the Delje take pride in creating a literally red hot atmosphere when their team face Partizan or appear in European competition.OLYMPIACOS’ ‘GATE 7’ ULTRASNamed in memory of the 21 fans who died in a disaster at Gate 7 of Olympiacos’ Karaiskakis Stadium in 1981, this group of supporters are among Europe’s most visibly spectacular. Known as the working class club of Athens, Olympiacos and Gate 7 have a fierce rivalry with the supposed aristocrats of Panathinaikos, but were silenced in 2011 when the club was forced to play a match behind closed doors after hundreds of fans invaded the pitch during a 2-1 derby win, when they attacked their rivals’ players.BESIKTASAnfield is famed for its atmosphere on European nights, but Liverpool’s travelling Kop had never heard anything like the noise created at the Inonu Stadium when they lost 2-1 to Besiktas in a 2007 Champions League group match. The Turkish fans reached a then-world record 132 decibels as they roared their team to victory, eclipsing the previous record set by Liverpool fans themselves at the 2005 Carling Cup final. Alex Ferguson has visited plenty of grounds around Europe, but even he was moved to describe the Besiktas support as making “the loudest noise I have ever heard”.GREMIO’S ‘GERAL DO GREMIO‘World Club Champions in 1983 and South American champions in 1995 under former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil’s Gremio are followed by fans famed for their frankly dangerous-looking ‘avalanche’ goal celebration. Here they are doing the avalanche in the club’s old Monumental Olympic Stadium…But if you thought that looked dangerous, take a look at the video below. It shows Gremio fans doing the avalanche in the club’s new stadium, the Arena do Gremio, back in January 2013. Unfortunately for the supporters, the new stadium’s steeper design wasn’t well suited to this crazy goal celebration and a barrier at the front gave way, leading to some people falling into the moat that separates the pitch from the stand. Luckily no one was seriously hurt, and extra barriers within that standing section have been installed to prevent this kind of surge happening again.MARSEILLE’S COMMANDO ULTRAS ’84Some English commentators dismiss the French league, but is there any English club with a set of fans as noisy as Marseille’s ultras? Commando Ultras ’84 is the name of the main ultras group, located within the lower tier of the south end and, with their organised chanting and choreos, they have given the Stade Velodrome a reputation for being one of European football’s most atmospheric stadiums, particularly when the club hosts their big rivals from the capital, PSG. In fact, away fans were banned from Marseille v PSG matches at both club’s grounds, due to the history of violence between the two.ARIS’ SUPER 3Aris Thessaloniki may not be one of the most famous clubs in Europe, or even among the most successful in Greece, but their fans – led by the ‘Super 3’ group – are truly a sight to behold. The Super 3 have loose links with Argentina’s Boca Juniors, but here they are showing Boca’s famed La 12 how to put on a fan display…RAPID WIEN’S TORNADOSLike most fans on this list, Rapid Wien (Vienna’s) supporters bring spectacular colour to their matches, despite playing in one of Europe’s lesser leagues. When Everton met Rapid in the 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup final, the Blues support in Rotterdam put the Austrians in the shade, but it’s doubtful that would happen now, after the Rapid Wien Tornados ultras were formed in 1996 to give this kind of support to their team… Serbia and Albania’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash saw some of the most unbelievable and unsavoury scenes in football for a long time as the match was abandoned amid a flurry of fights on the pitch and unrest among the ferocious crowd.Tensions exist between the two countries over Kosovo and that came to a head as a drone carrying a flag with a map of that region, alongside a Greater Albanian emblem, sparked ugly scenes in Belgrade.It’s not the first time Serbia has been the scene of a volatile football crowd – that’s a scene from a Red Star Belgrade match, above – but there needn’t be trouble to create a white hot atmosphere.Here, we present some of the craziest atmospheres in world football…PAOK’S GATE 4 ULTRASThe most vociferous supporters of Greek club PAOK are the Gate 4 ultras, a fan group founded in 1976 that supports the football team and the basketball side of the same name. Gate 4 has an affinity with the ultras of Serbian club Partizan Belgrade, while one of their songs, ‘O Paokara’ inspired Liverpool fans’ favourite, ‘Oh Campione’. What is the craziest atmosphere you’ve seen at a football ground? Comment below… Football’s craziest atmosphere last_img read more

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first_imgBut it hasn’t been easy. He hit his tee shot into knee-high weeds on the 18th hole, made a bogey and finished his two rounds at 3-under 143. He won the last two years with scores of 21- and 22-under-par. KAPALUA, Hawaii – The scenery suggests a vacation in paradise. But the golf was all work Friday in the Mercedes Championships, where defending champion Stuart Appleby survived 35 mph gusts for a 1-under-par 72 to take a one-shot lead. The trade wind was among the fiercest since this season-opening event moved to Kapalua in 1999, but the name atop the leaderboard should look familiar. Appleby is trying to become the first player in nearly 50 years to capture the winners-only tournament three consecutive times. It was a rude reminder that coming to Hawaii doesn’t make this a working vacation. The course scoring average was 75.5, the toughest round in the eight-year history at Kapalua, and the wind is responsible for most of that. Appleby figured the wind alone made the course as many as five shots harder. “It’s more of a grind,” he said. “You have to work harder to put a score on the card. There’s no real run of birdies.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“If anyone gets to double figures, that would be excellent golf,” Appleby said. David Toms missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that could have caught Appleby and settled for an even-par 73 to join U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell (72), former U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk (72) and three-time major champion Vijay Singh (74) at 2-under 144. That kind of pedigree shows what type of golf is required. “It’s good practice for the (British) Open,” Campbell said. Sergio Garcia (74) and Olin Browne (76) were the only other players to be under par (1-under 145) on a Plantation course that was tough on lightning-quick greens made even quicker because of the wind. last_img read more

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first_imgIt may be the worst kept secret in football, but Paul Pogba has finally re-signed for Manchester United, for a world record transfer fee.And while the Frenchman has been in the media spotlight relentlessly over the last weeks, there is still a lot you probably don’t know about the £89m man.Watch the video above to find out who is the most important lady in Pogba’s life, and how he keeps himself in peak physical condition.Manchester United fans – it’s time to get excited!For more of the best sports video content on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!last_img read more

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first_imgA heartbroken husband has told how his wife will ‘never be the same woman’ after she was savagely assaulted by a 14 year old boy who robbed her after his parents stopped his pocket-money.Retired nurse Anna McDaid suffered horrific injuries after she was set upon by the boy in Letterkenny in August last year while walking to her local post office.She suffered a broken arm, a dislocated shoulder and was knocked unconscious during the attack which happened in broad daylight at 5pm. Her handbag, which contained €300, was stolen and found later without the money.She was only found by a passer-by and had to spend nine days in hospital being treated for her injuries.Speaking at Milford District Court today, Mrs McDaid’s husband Joe revealed how his wife is still undergoing medical treatment and still only has 50% use of her left arm.“She is trying to get on with her life but she will never be the same woman she was,” he said simply.Mrs McDaid’s young attacker was before the courts to allow Judge Paul Kelly to hear the outcome of a probation report carried on the youth, who is now 15.Solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court that the boy is now a completely different character and is sorry for what happened.He has completed a home-schooling course and is due to begin a computer course with FAS.“Nothing I can say will change what happened to Mrs McDaid and my client is deeply sorry for what he did.“But this has been a life-changing incident for him. His attitude at home has changed completely and there is no defiance that he once showed to his parents.“He is at a crossroads in his life and I would ask you to give him a chance,” he said.At an earlier sitting of the court Mr Dillon said the boy had been causing his parents all sorts of problems before the attack and had tried to discipline him by cutting off his pocket-money which proved disastrous.“He came to Letterkenny and had something in his mind. He had no pocket-money because his parents had cut it because they were trying to control him.“Mrs McDaid became the victim and he caused her the most serious difficulties possible. It was a purely random attack and Mrs McDaid was not targeted,” he said.Mr Dillon said he had tried to arrange a meeting to allow the boy to apologise to Mrs McDaid’s face but she declined the offer.He has given his victim €500 in compensation.Judge Paul Kelly thanked Mr McDaid for coming to court and passed on his best wishes to Mr McDaid’s wife Anna in her ongoing recovery.The court also heard that the boy faced other charges of theft of alcohol from a supermarket and the unauthorized taking of a car to which he pleaded guilty.“This is a catalogue of criminal behaviour over a four or five month period. I have to take into consideration the horrific injuries which Mrs McDaid has suffered and which will remain with her for a long time,” he said.He adjourned the case until September 12th for an updated probation report and said he was considering imposing 120 hours community service on the boy.‘MY WIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN’ – HUSBAND OF ASSAULTED NURSE TELLS COURT was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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:letterkenny attackmilford courtlast_img read more

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first_imgParticipants distributed 100 000 litres of water to the community of Borolelo, who are experiencing a severe drought.During Human Rights Month this year, two of the country’s rights are being challenged: the right to access to water and our equality.These very challenges were addressed at Brand South Africa’s Human Rights Month open dialogue in Swartruggens, North West province. Held on Saturday, 12 March, discussions looked at the culture of human rights in South Africa. The underlying theme among all speakers was to take action and help fellow citizens.Discussions took place before participants distributed 100 000 litres of water to the community of Borolelo, who are experiencing a severe drought. Operation Hydrate’s Yaseen Theba said all South Africans should stop criticising each other, the environment and the government for challenges we faced. Instead, we needed to take action to curb these problems.Social advocate Yusuf Abramjee emphasized the need to help each other: “This is exactly what the Play Your Part initiative is about – active citizenry, South Africans using their skills, time and resources to help each other. As citizens we need to see what we can do to tackle some of South Africa’s issues.”Operation Hydrate’s Yaseen Theba said all South Africans should stop criticising each other, the environment and the government for challenges we faced. Instead, we needed to take action to curb these problems.RIDDING SOUTH AFRICA OF RACISMWith President Jacob Zuma declaring 21 March a national day against racism, the issue of racism was brought to the fore in Swartruggens. Speakers stressed the need to unite and build the country.Those who were at the dialogue took the pledge of the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (Arnsa) to eradicate racism. Arnsa is an initiative of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and 80 other organisations. It is leading many of the events taking place during Anti-Racism Week, which runs from 14 to 21 March, ending on Human Rights Day.Project director of Civics Academy, Lerato Motaung, said society needed to build a country the youth would be proud to inherit. “To do so, we need to change the narrative. At present there is a focus on problems and problem-solving. This needs to shift to a discourse of building.”While discussing the Constitution, Tshegofatso Ramokopeloa, the supervising attorney at North West University’s Community Law Centre, said South Africans needed to practice ubuntu within themselves. “Negativity starts and ends with us, as individuals… We need to use our skills, talents, time and resources to help each other – being selfish takes us away from democracy.”last_img read more