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Good things come in 3s

first_imgPhilippines’ flagbearer Jordan Clarkson leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINJAKARTA—The men’s and women’s poomsae teams lost in the semifinals on Sunday afternoon and settled for bronze medals that put the Philippines on the medal tally of the Asian Games that got off in earnest after jaw-dropping opening ceremonies the night before for its 18th edition.A long production number featuring the athletes and artists that have put host Indonesia on the sporting and entertainment maps highlighted the two-hour show.After being part of the glitz of the proceedings, Filipino athletes buckled down to work.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Next up for the volleybelles are the Japanese, another regional force, on Tuesday.“Hopefully our performance improves against Japan,” coach Shaq delos Santos said.Gilas Pilipinas joined the opening parade and its foremost star, Jordan Clarkson, carried the flag for the delegation.The cagers were back in their elements and had a two-hour practice at Plaza Festival gym as they prepare for a mammoth clash with gold medal favorite China, also on Tuesday.And while all these were happening, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) issued a statement blasting the University of the East College of Dentistry for supposedly not giving cyclist Marella Salamat permission to compete despite being a bright medal prospect.“The decision of UE is deplorable,” POC president Ricky Vargas said in the statement, although there were reports later in the day that claimed it was Salamat’s decision not to join the Games to avoid falling too far behind in her academics.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Etheridge continues to impress Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Dustin Jacob Mella, Jeordan Dominguez and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bowed to a Chinese trio in the men’s event, 8.180-7.830, to head to the door after the semifinals, before the female trio of Janna Oliva, Rinna Babanto and Juvenile Faye Crisostomo suffered the same fate at the hands of Korea, 8.020-7.110.Still, it was a good start for the Philippine contingent, which missed some athletes in the opening ceremonies after they opted to rest to prepare for crucial games the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The women’s volleyball team was among those who skipped the ceremonies, but still couldn’t stop a dominating performance by world-rated Thailand, bowing, 25-22, 25-12, 25-15, in its first game back at this level since 1982.Team Philippines couldn’t sustain a 9-2 start and lost after over 70 minutes, winning just 27 points in the last two sets with faulty reception, several service errors and its failure to solve the unrelenting Thai defense. 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In Palembang, shooter Hagen Tolentino hit all 25 targets in each of his last two rounds and finished with 71 points, tying for third with six foreigners in the trap event at Jakabaring Sport City.The 28-year-old Tolentino, sharp in the final two rounds, will have a good momentum heading into the final two rounds of classification Monday as he tries to erase a one-point gap with joint leaders Sandhu Singh of India and Pakistan’s Aamer Iqbal.Jeson Patrombon took two victories in tennis on a sweltering afternoon, winning his opening singles match against Timor Leste’s Nazario Guzmao, 6-1, 6-0, before teaming up with Francis Casey Alcantara for a 6-4, 6-2 doubles victory over Qatar’s Jabar Al-Matuwa and Mubarak Zayid.Patrombon will clash with 12th-ranked Wu Yibing of China, while his partnership with Alcantara will battle No. 4 Chen-Ti and Peng Shin-Yin of Chinese Taipei.The top-ranked mixed doubles pair of Khamran Kaur Thandy and Divij Sharan of India, meanwhile, sent Alberto Lim Jr.-Jade Capadocia pair to the showers after a 6-4, 6-4 win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Kraken released

first_img“We’re still on track in achieving our goal, the top two,” said Austria. “It’s still possible.”NorthPort made a late challenge behind Stanley Pringle and Nico Elorde but eventually dropped to 2-5.Later in the evening, Barangay Ginebra hung around the game all night before LA Tenorio hit crucial triples, Japeth Aguilar made a lead-saving block and Aljon Mariano capped a strong night with icing free throws to lead the Kings to a 100-97 victory over Phoenix.Tenorio tied Alvin Patrimonio’s “Iron Man” streak of 596 consecutive games played and made the night even more special by making the big shots to lead the Kings to a 4-3 card.“The streak is good but what’s more important is we got this victory,” said Tenorio.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo pounded the Batang Pier with 40 points—a conference high—and 19 rebounds to help preserve the heavy lifting by Terrence Romeo early in the game and hand the Beermen their sixth win in nine outings.“It was a scary start for us,” said Beermen coach Leo Austria. “We didn’t have a good start. Usually if we have a good start … we’re able to control the tempo of the game. Fortunately, the players’ sense of urgency prevailed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRomeo, who finished with 23 points, kept the Beermen in the fight early, when the Batang Pier raced to leads of as many as 14 points.Fajardo was simply unstoppable as San Miguel stayed in the hunt for the playoff bonus awarded to the top two teams at the end of the preliminaries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was the slow start and the shaky finish. But with June Mar Fajardo in the middle—literally—of everything, San Miguel Beer managed to pull this one off.The defending champions held off NorthPort, 113-107, to shore up their drive for a twice-to-beat incentive in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’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 Phoenix still leads the league at 8-2 and still has an inside track at the twice-to-beat incentive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dreamers trip shorthanded Alab-PH five View commentslast_img read more

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Man, 38, Charged with US$26,000 Theft

first_imgA 38 year -old man accused of misapplying US$26,000, after leasing a story building belonging to Edward Davis, who resides in the United States of America (USA) has been charged and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.Defendant Oscar Holmes was charged with the commission of the crime “Theft of Property” by the Liberia National Police (LNP).He was said to have leased the property in 2013 for five (years), to the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.The one story building is situated in the Bong Mines Bridge community in Monrovia.Holmes has denied the charge.But in a complaint filed against defendant Holmes on behalf of Edward Davis, by his legal counsel, Atty. Daliamah Sulonteh, the lawyer alleged that, while his client was in the USA, he (Davis) authorized the defendant in Liberia to lease his property.He further alleged, after Holmes got the authorization, he (defendant) immediately entered into a five (5) years lease agreement with the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, from which he,  defendant Holmes, allegedly collected the amount of US$26,000  from the church. Unfortunately, the Atty. Sulonteh claimed, defendant Holmes converted the money into his personal use.But, according to police, during their investigation, on September 17, Holmes decided to remain silent, meaning he never wanted to say anything to the police. He apparently wanted to do so at a court’s hearing.However, at Friday’s hearing, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody allowed the legal counsel of defendant Holmes to sign for his release and to ensure that he appears on Monday, October 6, to answer to the crime for which he had been charged.Magistrate Peabody’s action may have been attributed to an appeal made recently to Magistrates throughout the country by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor of the Supreme Court of Liberia.Chief Justice Korkpor, in his appeal, advised magistrates to use what he considered as “descriptive power” to either detain or arrest would-be  criminals.The Chief Justice’s decision was part of the Liberian  Judiciary’s effort to prevent overcrowding at prisons, which may likely cause several death, if  there would have been an the outbreak of the Ebola virus there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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High percentage of stakeholders, Indigenous lack knowledge in REDD+ initiative, benefits

first_img– plans to intensify sensitisation campaigns, communication activities in progressIn order to become eligible for millions of dollars in cash to mitigate the effects of climate change, Guyana is forging ahead with various consultations and sensitisation workshops both locally and internationally but much more work needs to be done to sensitise the populace.Although such efforts are to be lauded, like many initiatives there are difficulties to be encountered and at this point, one of the major challenges is the fact that stakeholders have limited knowledge about the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) fund worth US$650 million.This is according to Thomas Scheutzlich, a consultant for Global CAD, who was giving an overview of the work his firm has done so far at a Natural Resources Ministry press conference on Thursday.He explained that, sadly, stakeholders, as well as communities that are surrounding forested areas along with those that are intended to reap benefits from REDD+ incentives, are also lacking in knowledge of the initiative.From surveys conducted by Global CAD in conjunction with the Natural Resources Ministry in 2018, data revealed that only about 51 per cent of organisations from Region Four knew about REDD+.Meanwhile, in the outlying communities, in the hinterland areas, where villages depend on the forest for a living, the percentage in unfamiliarity of the topic was higher.Global CAD Consultant Thomas ScheutzlichScheutzlich said that 64 per cent had no idea of the initiative. However, plans are moving apace to correct this situation and in the upcoming months, more focus is going to be placed on communicating much more with stakeholders and indigenous communities.The German consultant stated that in the next few months, communication activities and sensitisation events will be ramped up throughout most, if not all, regions across the country.Come December 2019, a three-year programme to build Guyana’s capacity will end. This US$3.8 million project involves help from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.Meanwhile, there have been ongoing consultations in seven regions with more meetings scheduled.REDD in Guyana is intrinsically linked with the development and implementation of the Low Carbon Development Strategy and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway is currently the only source of finance through which the LCDS will be implemented although other financing sources may be harnessed as they become available.The MoU establishes a framework for REDD payments into the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) which funds projects under the LCDS.The LCDS initiative was aggressively pursued under the former Administration despite the criticisms that came from the then Opposition, the APNU/AFC coalition.last_img read more

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Ramos confirms fine from Spanish tax authority

first_imgThe Spain and Real Madrid captain has paid the fine but said in a statement late Tuesday he plans to appeal as he claims he was unfairly penalised by a change in the law.Ramos joins a growing list of high-profile footballers targetted in recent years by the Spanish tax agency, who have cracked down on loopholes in regulations on image rights.But while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have faced criminal proceedings, Ramos has emphasised his case is administrative.“It is an administrative fine, not a criminal offence,” Ramos said in the statement.“Given the information published recently, I would like to emphasise that I declare all my income in Spain. I have a team of professional advisors who analyse, manage and resolve all my tax matters.“I am aware of all my obligations to the Tax Agency. The Tax Agency notified me of a different settlement during the period 2012-2014 after changing the criteria that the administration itself had indicated to me in previous years, payments that I have now fully reimbursed.“Given my disagreement with the change of criteria of the Tax Agency and, I reiterate, given my payment has been paid administratively, I have exercised my right to appeal.”0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Ramos has confirmed he has been fined by the tax authorities in Spain. © AFP/File / Ozan KOSEMADRID, Spain, Oct 24 – Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has confirmed he has been fined by Spanish tax authorities for irregularities relating to his image rights between 2012 and 2014.According to the newspaper El Mundo, Ramos was fined one million euros for transferring revenue to his own company Sermos 32 SL, which is based in Spain, in order to pay less tax.last_img read more

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Fenerbahce put £15m price tag on Chelsea defensive target

first_imgChelsea have been told by Fenerbahce they will have to stump up at least £15m for Simon Kjaer, according to reports in Turkey.The Blues are on the market for central defenders this summer and scouted the Denmark international on numerous occasions last season.Kjaer still has three years remaining on his contract with Fenerbahce and the Istanbul outfit are keen to keep hold of the 26-year-old for at least another year.However, according to Fanatik, the Turkish side are unlikely to snub an offer of over £15m and are awaiting a bid from Chelsea.Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have also expressed an interest in Kjaer but Chelsea are the clear favourites for the defender. Simon Kjaer is wanted by Chelsea this summer 1last_img

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PRINGLE SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S ‘NEGATIVE’ CAMPAIGNING ON REFERENDUM

first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle has today expressed his anger at the Government’s negative campaigning on the upcoming referendum, describing their approach as “Machiavellian”.Speaking at Leaders’ Questions to the Tánaiste on the matter, the Independent TD for Donegal South-West outlined his concerns.“Doubt about future funding is the stick that this Government is using to beat the Irish people into submission on May 31st.” Deputy Pringle put forward that “If the EFSF funding will not be available, why then did European heads of state in a statement on March 30th state that any member state in a programme will be funded up to the point that they can return to the markets?“Applications for this funding can be made until the end of June 2013 – this is where Ireland is currently getting its funding from and therefore will not be considered a new applicant when the ESM is due to take effect, so we will not be subject to its conditionality for future funding.”He said Michael Noonan has said himself that there is a commitment that European authorities will continue to supply countries that are in programmes with money even when the programme is concluded, providing they fulfil the conditions of that programme.“This situation has not changed; the Government would just like us to think that it has in order for this Treaty to be passed. “The fact is that regardless of the Treaty vote, Ireland is guaranteed funding under the current programme – as long as it meets its targets. A Yes or No vote will not change this” said Pringle.He added “The Government is scaremongering the people of Ireland into voting Yes by making threats which are simply untrue. It certainly says a lot when these bully-boy tactics are what is being resorted to in an attempt to get this referendum passed.“Regardless of the outcome of this referendum, the people deserve to know the truth about our funding situation, something which the Government has so far denied us.“Ireland will not fall into a black hole of funding uncertainty if people decide to vote No. In fact, the uncertainty lies if we become subject to the dire fiscal regulations of the Treaty” stated Pringle.PRINGLE SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S ‘NEGATIVE’ CAMPAIGNING ON REFERENDUM was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 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:Deputy Thomas PringleFISCAL TREATYlast_img read more

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AND THE WINNER OF THE FILM IT FRIDAY FAMILY PASS IS ….

first_imgThe winner of yesterday’s Family Pass to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny is Adrienne Randles from Letterkenny.The answer was Tom Cruise.Don’t worry if you didn’t win our Film It Friday FREE competition. There will be chances to win the free family pass every Friday morning. Good luck!   AND THE WINNER OF THE FILM IT FRIDAY FAMILY PASS IS …. was last modified: December 21st, 2012 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:Century Cinemasfamily passFilm It Fridaylast_img read more

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Football Begins Fall Camp

first_imgThe Drake University football team began preparations for the 2016 season on Wednesday evening with its first practice under the lights at Drake Stadium.The entire roster reported to campus on Tuesday for the team’s annual ‘Reunion Day.’ After a full day of meetings, physicals, equipment fittings and announcements, the Bulldogs began positional meetings on Wednesday prior to taking the field at around 7:20 p.m.”It’s great to back out here with these guys. There was a ton of energy out here and having a blast being back on the field,” said head coach Rick Fox. The squad has 21 more practices before classes start, a precious amount of time that Fox is looking forward to using to work on playing fast, playing physical and playing together.The team will have four more practices before for their first practice in full pads on Monday, Aug. 15.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Cross Country Returns To Competition At Chile Pepper Festival

first_imgIndividually, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) has led the women’s team in every race while Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) owns the fastest 6-kilometer time in the Missouri Valley Conference and has twice been honored as the league’s cross country Athlete of the Week. Meet Central 5k Course Map In addition to giving the Bulldogs their first experience against a large field this season, it will also be the first time the men’s team has raced at an 8k distance this season and the second time the women have raced a 5k. Both signal the start of the October portion of the schedule as the team ramps up its preparation for the MVC Championship in a month. Both the men’s and women’s teams have had two weeks of training leading up to the Chile Pepper Festival after last racing on Sept. 16 at the Grand View Invitational where both teams easily defended their team titles. The Drake University cross country teams return to competition on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Chile Pepper Festival, hosted by the University of Arkansas. The Bulldogs’ men’s team will race in a 8-kilometer race at 9:45 a.m. followed by a women’s 5-kilometer race at 10:20 a.m.center_img 8k Course Map Following Saturday’s race, the Bulldogs will train for two more weeks before stepping up to the starting line on Oct. 15 at the adidas Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. Print Friendly Version Story Links The Chile Pepper Festival is annually one of the largest meets in the country with a meet-record 65 teams from 17 states set to race against the Bulldogs on Saturday.last_img read more