All gold as glittering Australians rescue Asian Cup campaign

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ 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 View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Australia’s forward Apostolos Giannou (3rd-R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group B football match between Palestine and Australia at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Karim Sahib / AFP)Defending champions Australia dominated Palestine 3-0 on Friday as they recovered from their shock opening defeat at the Asian Cup and moved within sight of the last 16.Goals from Hibernian striker Jamie Maclaren, Awer Mabil and substitute Apostolos Giannou put the much-improved Socceroos second in Group B with one game to go.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Aussies will now go into next Tuesday’s final group game against Syria with renewed confidence after banishing memories of their 1-0 upset at the hands of Jordan.Coach Graham Arnold dropped the under-performing Massimo Luongo and Robbie Kruse in favor of Jackson Irvine and Chris Ikonomidis, who impressed as substitutes against Jordan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnd it was a far more dynamic team that opened their account on 18 minutes, when Celtic’s Tom Rogic picked out Maclaren who scored his first international goal with a glancing header.Two minutes later and gold-clad Australia were 2-0 up as Ikonomidis lofted a ball to the far post where Mabil sneaked in unmarked for a first-time finish. Juventus coach says Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mabil could have doubled his tally before half-time but he skied his shot after a neat move through the middle involving captain Mark Milligan and Maclaren.But Australia kept up their assault after the break as Palestinian defender Abdallah Jaber knocked an attempted clearance onto his own crossbar and Irvine headed just over.The attacks kept coming and substitute striker Giannou, a late call-up after Scottish-born Martin Boyle was injured, nodded a deserving third for Australia in the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Sod turned for Berbice Passport Office

first_imgAlmost one year after…online processing to commence in 2018After almost one year since the passage of the 2017 Budget, the Citizenship Ministry is now making efforts to commence construction of a building to house a Passport and Immigration Office in Berbice.Citizenship Minister Winston Felix on Saturday turned the sod for commencement of the $57.5 million project at Fort Ordnance, East Canje. Felix said the initiativeSod turning – Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, along with Ministry of the Presidency’s Permanent Secretary Abena Moore and Mayor of New Amsterdam Winifred Heywood, turning the sod at the proposed sitewas birthed from a desire to reduce the lengthy lines at the Georgetown Passport Office. He assured that with construction of the building, quality services will be delivered to persons in the Berbice region.“It is with your comfort in mind that the improvement of the efficiency within the Immigration Department, as well as the decentralisation of services, is being undertaken at this time,” Felix said.He also noted improvements made within the immigration sector over the past two years, and added that Government is in the process of digitising all of its services, including those of the Immigration Department.The contract for construction of the building has been awarded to M&P Investment Company, and the contractor, Pierre Walcott, said that the project has already started and has provided jobs for 25 persons within the Berbice area. The building is expected to be completed in April 2018.During his Budget 2018 presentation last Wednesday, Felix said that the decision to decentralise the services is in keeping with the President’s intention to take immigration services to the towns.He noted that Linden has also been identified to have its services decentralized, and construction is expected to commence there soon as well. He added that, in addition to online processing, this Ministry would also be seeking to upgrade the passports to 64 pages, and insert a chip in an effort to make travelling less tedious.last_img read more

Caribbean counterparts meet on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Treaty

first_imgCaribbean counterparts met on Wednesday at a forum with Guyana International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) organisation to hold discussions in upholding the conditions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge poses displaying the Nobel Peace Prize ICAN won in 2018 with members and other Caribbean counterparts at Wednesday’s opening of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Forum at Ramada Princess HotelThe ICAN recognises the pivotal role Caricom played in the establishment of the treaty and as a result, consultations with the Caribbean counterparts are vital. ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for this initiative.Treaty Coordinator of ICAN, Celine Nahory in her statement at the forum, which was held at the Ramada Princess Hotel on Wednesday, said that the use of nuclear weapons is on the rise and as a result, can have severe consequences on humanity.In this regard, she noted that all treaty members have a role to play in achieving the goals of the treaty. She urged member states to “open their eyes” to the destructions being caused by the use of nuclear weapons while adding that the treaty has over 100 members in more than 500 organisations and this speaks volume for this treaty.According to Nahory, the prohibition treaty is vibrant in upkeeping humanitarian law and preventing the disastrous consequences that these destructive weapons can have on humanity. Nahory pointed out that the treaty changes the status quo while noting that ICAN will continue in its efforts to work toward completely eliminating the possession and use of these weapons. She added that each Caribbean counterpart has led an active role in the participation of the development of the treaty and she expressed gratitude to Guyana for hosting such an event which is not only timely but will also aid in the establishment of some very important initiatives.Meanwhile, in his address at the opening ceremony of the forum, Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge highlighted that Guyana was the first member state to sign and ratify the treaty when it opened for signatures in 2017. He said this decision to both sign and ratify the treaty was rooted in the firm conviction that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is dependent not just on words but more importantly on actions in fulfilment of our common obligation to work for the maintenance of international peace and security. He pointed out that several studies have shown the detrimental effects of radiation from nuclear testing yet these persist. “These are the realities that TPNW addresses. These are the threats that the TPNW confronts,” he said.Guyana, as a ratification of the TPNW, as a non-nuclear weapon state. This is a demonstration that the continued existence of nuclear weapons requires action by all given the indiscriminate and unparalleled destruction that they cause, the existentialist threat that they pose and the level of insecurity they create.Greenidge noted that nuclear disarmament concerns us as a region and as a result, members have the opportunity to take this agenda forward. He urged members that during the two days of deliberations, the opportunity should be used to ventilate the TPNW issues individual counties are faced with.Greenidge, in his address, noted that the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) reported that to date, over two thousand (2000) nuclear tests have been conducted. “That is two thousand (2000) too many,” he said. UNODA also reported that the world still has over fourteen thousand (14,000) active nuclear weapons. “That is fourteen thousand (14,000) too many. Nuclear weapons provide only a false sense of security to those who possess them while simultaneously provoking fear and anxiety at the prospect of these weapons being used,” Greenidge stated.He further stated that Guyana is of the view that the nuclear disarmament architecture provides an ample framework to bring us to a more critical understanding that we need to take at this critical juncture. In this regard, he said Guyana shares the view of many other Caricom member states of the reduction in overall stockpiles of all types of nuclear weapons and reduction in the role and significance of nuclear weapons in military concepts, doctrines and policies. Additionally, he stated that measures to build confidence in mutual trust and increased transparency in nuclear system programmes are among the critical elements that need to be addressed.Guyana, Brazil and Chile are among more than 50 countries that have signed a new treaty banning the use, development, testing or storing of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature in 2017 with President David Granger signing the treaty Guyana’s behalf.last_img read more

Foxx, 66ers’ new GM, looking to create `buzz’

first_imgFoxx is from Newport Beach, graduated from USC, and grew up a fan of the Dodgers, the Sixers’ new affiliate this season. “I love baseball,” Foxx said. “When I’m not watching baseball, I’m talking about it.” After Oldham’s work in securing corporate sponsors, the focus is on getting groups into Arrowhead Credit Union Park. “Really, the focus is on group business,” Elmore said. “If you can bring in 10 or 15 groups in a night, it makes a world of difference.” Foxx has been involved in interesting promotions over the years. With Single-A Hagerstown, he was involved in a funeral giveaway. In Kansas City, a couple of the promotions included a game in which two actual innings were played on an Xbox video game system, and Negro Leagues legend Buck O’Neil batting in a Northern League all-star game. “We got people talking about us in Kansas City, about what a great time they had at the ballpark,” he said. Ideally, Foxx admitted, it would have been best if he had been able to start at the beginning of the offseason in September, when work begins on promotions for the following season. “I want to get people talking about us, to create a buzz,” Foxx said. “Of course, I want to keep ownership happy, too.” But Foxx reasons that if there is a buzz, there will be more fans in the seats and that will make ownership happy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He already has been a CPA, a pharmaceutical representative, and a baseball broadcaster. Most recently, he worked for the Northern League baseball team and Arena Football League team in the greater Kansas City area. Now, he’s the new general manager for the Sixers. “I wanted to be a GM somewhere,” said Foxx, 33, who has the general manager title for the first time in his career. “And this is a pretty established staff. What I want to do is to get more people into the stands.” He replaces Dave Oldham, who is now the team’s vice president for business development. Oldham also works for Arrowhead Credit Union. Elmore said as Oldham’s focus became less on the day-to-day operations of the team, a replacement search for the general manager position began about a year ago. But it took a while before they found Foxx, who had interviewed for a position with Elmore’s Colorado Springs team previously. “His (Foxx’s) enthusiasm is a big part of it, and he’s from Southern California, which is important,” Elmore said. “I’m a CPA too, even though I haven’t practiced in several years, but I appreciate that.” center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Loren Foxx wants to add some excitement to the Inland Empire 66ers. Dave Elmore and Donna Tuttle, co-owners of the 66ers, believe Foxx is the right man to do that. last_img read more

South Whittier gang member added to ‘Wanted’ list

first_imgSOUTH WHITTIER – The FBI on Wednesday added a 37-year-old gang member sought since the 2000 shooting of a deputy in South Whittier to its “Ten Most Wanted” list, authorities announced. The agency offered a $100,000 reward for the capture of Emigdio Preciado Jr., who authorities say sprayed a patrol car with 21 rounds from an assault rifle when deputies tried to stop a van in unincorporated South Whittier on Sept. 5, 2000. The shooting, which occurred at about 3:15 a.m., triggered a massive hunt for the van’s occupants. In the search, authorities closed two nearby elementary schools and detained some students and several guests at a motel. Deputy Michael Schaap, then a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, was shot in the head. Taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood in critical condition, Schaap eventually recovered and returned to work, according to sheriff’s officials. Although Preciado remains at large, authorities arrested three accomplices shortly after the shooting. Omar Jimenez, 30, pleaded no contest to assault and was sentenced in 2003 to 15 years in state prison. Jose Guardado, 42, and Carlos Gutierrez, 30, were each sentenced in 2003 to 19 years in state prison for assault with a semiautomatic weapon on a peace officer. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized a $50,000 reward for information leading to Preciado’s arrest and conviction. A spokesman for Whittier-area Supervisor Don Knabe said the reward was boosted from an original $10,000 in hopes that it would prompt witnesses to come forward. Any information about this case should be directed to any local law enforcement agency, or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. – From staff and wire reports 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His partner, David Timberlake, was not wounded. Immediately after the shooting, Timberlake was overheard by a witness pleading with Schaap: “Talk to me! Don’t die on me!” Sheriff’s officials said the deputies never got the chance to step outside their vehicle before it was sprayed with bullets. Preciado, a member of the Southside Whittier street gang, is the 485th person named on the list since it was started in 1950. FBI officials believe Preciado is in Mexico. last_img read more

Couple ordered to pay for fraud

first_imgThe Mains created a company called Gemancer Inc., naming it after a combination of their astrological signs of Gemini and Cancer, court records state. They also created other companies, including Moni Inc., Body Blasters Inc. and Tri Lynx Inc., allegedly to siphon funds from Gemancer. In December, a federal judge ordered the companies owned and controlled by the Mains to pay $12.5 million, including a $9 million penalty and the $3 million that customers lost. But the money is unlikely to be obtained because the companies are defunct, Williamson said. “It’s essentially an empty judgment,” he said. “I don’t believe we’ll be able to collect from the companies.” The Mains used mass mailers and Web sites to solicit business. They minimized the risks of commodity futures trading, and Monica Main told potential clients that she was “consistently profiting over 90 percent” on her trades. In reality, she lost money with her trading accounts, which only had a few thousand dollars each, court records state. As for Gemancer’s trading advice, it was a “recipe for losses,” and the Trade Pro software “simply did not work,” prosecutors said in a court document. Customers who used the system would have traded on their own, so the CFTC cannot compensate them for their losses with the judgment against the Mains. “We don’t know what experiences they may have had,” Williamson said. “We just don’t believe that there’s a likelihood that trading was profitable.” (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – She called herself a millionaire who could help customers make a mint trading commodity futures, but Monica Schiera Main kept it a secret that she was a convicted felon who had gone bankrupt. Federal prosecutors say the business Main operated with her husband, Brian Main, was a fraud, and now a judge has ordered the Valencia couple to pay a $1.5 million penalty as part of an injunction. More than 1,200 customers signed on to use the bogus trading system the Mains were peddling, and they lost a total of $3 million, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The couple has been prohibited from further commodity trading. “It was a scheme of providing misleading advertising and solicitations that injured a large number of customers, over 1,000 customers,” said Scott Williamson, deputy regional counsel for the CFTC, a federal agency. “And so that’s exactly why the CFTC had to get involved to secure an injunction against future actions of this nature,” Williamson said. The couple operated the fraud, which involved a bogus software program called Trade Pro and “boot camp” training seminars, from 2001 to 2005, according to the CFTC. Despite Monica Main’s false claims to clients that she was a millionaire, she actually lost money with the small amounts she traded, and she went bankrupt in 2003, according to court records. Under the Commodity Exchange Act, the Mains should have informed customers about Monica Main’s bankruptcy and her felony conviction. The Mains could not be reached for comment, and their attorney declined to talk about their future plans or whether they regret their actions. Fearing a loss of business, the couple failed to inform clients that Monica Main had been convicted of felony mail and wire fraud in connection with an advance-fee loan scam, according to court records. last_img read more

Everton already lining up replacement for Chelsea target John Stones?

first_img1 Everton have lined up a move for Dynamo Kiev’s Aleksandar Dragovic should England defender John Stones leave Goodison Park this summer.Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is desperate to stave off interest from Chelsea and keep hold of highly-rated Stones, however Everton have entered preliminary talks with Dragovic, who has also been linked with Arsenal and West Ham.The 24-year-old is tipped to leave the Ukrainian champions this summer and according to Italian news outlet SportItalia, Dragovic is keen to move to the Premier League.Everton see the Austria international as the ideal man to bolster the defensive ranks at the club but would have to pay up to £8m to prise Dragovic away from the capital.Martinez is aware he needs to move quickly to land the former Basel centre-back given Kiev’s season has already begun. Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic last_img read more


first_imgWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an Ecumenical Service at 7.30pm, followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Wednesday August 27th at 7.30pm a memorial will be unveiled in Kincasslagh Cemetery. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, diaries, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In this area a heavy price was paid with thirty six men known to have died in the WW1, several more in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that many hundreds of persons were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email Personal memorabilia will be displayed for only one day only in a secure environment. DD LOCAL: SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR LOWER ROSSES WAR COMMEMORATION was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DD Localrosseslast_img read more

Kurt Zouma wants to join another London club if he leaves Chelsea

first_img1 Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma would prefer to join a London club if he is asked to go out on loan.The 22-year-old made just nine Premier League appearances last season as he returned to action following a serious knee injury.Chelsea are now reportedly keen for the France international to go out on loan so he can get more minutes under his belt.Several Ligue 1 clubs are interested in Zouma, including Lyon, Marseille and Nice.But, according to L’Equipe, the centre-back would prefer to stay in London if he were to go out on loan.Zouma is said to be settled where he is and would like to join a club which means he can stay in England’s capital. Kurt Zouma last_img


first_imgDONEGAL’S Special Olympics heroes arrived back in the county last night – with the praise of mayors and locals ringing in their ears.The county stars bagged no fewer than EIGHT silver medals for their country in what was an incredible achievement at the Athens games.Soccer stars Oliver Boyle, Hugh Sweeney, Adrian Clarke, Stephen Nesbitt, Gareth Egan, Luke Egan and Mario McShane all took silvers. And kayaker Shaun Bradley completed the medal tally with a silver of his own.The team was mobbed by friends and family on their arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday, before travelling to Market Square in Letterkenny for an official reception by Mayor Gerry McMonagle.He told them they had done their county and their country proud.“Every single athlete at the Special Olympics were superb ambassadors for Ireland,” he said. “I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to every one of the Donegal athletes who took part the Games. To come back with 107 medals as a country and to win eight medals for the county is a fantastic achievement, and reflects the commitment and dedication of all those involved.“Our success in the Special Olympics over recent years is something we can be really proud of. All the hard work of the competitors, their families, supporters and organisers has been rewarded.”MAYOR’S DELIGHT AS DONEGAL OLYMPIANS ARRIVE HOME was last modified: July 6th, 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:donegaldonegal special olympics athletesletterkennyMayor Gerry McMonaglelast_img read more