Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “We expected that Thailand would put up a fight, but we didn’t expect that we would play that bad,” said guard Kiefer Ravena Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here. “It was an ugly one for us but we ended up winning and that was the end goal.”CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThailand managed to take a 71-69 lead midway through the fourth and it needed the late-game heroics of Ravena and Baser Amer to lead the Philippines to the victory.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’Gilas went on an 8-0 run to take a 77-71 lead with the backcourt tandem scoring six points in the pivotal spurt.Ravena said that if ever they plan to win the Philippines’ record 17th gold medal in the regional games, they have to be sharp from the get-go down to avoid playing catchup. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “I guess we have to avoid things like these from happening again,” said Ravena, who finished with 11 points but shot 4-of-14 from the field. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson KUALA LUMPUR—Gilas Pilipinas barely left MABA Stadium the same way it came in.Southeast Asia’s most dominant basketball program had to fight tooth-and-nail against Thailand to capture an 81-74 win at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ SEA Games 7: Things to watch out for with PH women’s volleyball team LATEST STORIES View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate
A Local Human Rights Monitoring Group has raised alarm over conditions in one of the prisons in northern Liberia, Lofa County to be precise, alleging that it is “appalling” and that they were investigating allegations of overcrowding and abuse.“It is a national problem,” Losene B. Fofana, head of Human Rights Monitor for Lofa County told his colleagues when he presented the plight of human rights abuses in his County.He released the reports recently at the opening of two-day Regional Planning and Strategy Meetings between human rights monitors of Bong and Lofa Counties.The meeting was under the theme, “Renewing the Social Contract: Strengthening the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Liberia.”The gathering, held in Gbarnga, the capital city of Bong County was organized by Rights and Rice Foundation, a local social justice advocacy group and Search of Common Ground, with funding from the European Union (EU).In his presentation, Fofana informed the gathering that Lofa County, one of the largest counties in Liberia, has only one prison facility.“Everywhere in Lofa,” Fofana said, “inmates are suffering, because there is only a single prison compound in the area. It was built to accommodate 40 prisoners, but it is now hosting over 100. The prison yard is congested. The nature of where they sleep, the atmosphere is not conducive. They don’t have even a blanket to lie on.”He asserted that if a prisoner were to die in the Lofa cell, it could be regarded as thought government actively abused or neglected them.“The condition of dehumanization of the human person in the prison will make him die,” Fofana maintained.Another reason of the inmates crowding the prisons, he said, are detainees waiting months or even years for trials.Giving situation reports on the legal system in the county, Fofana said Judges, including Magistrates, were receiving money with the intent of compromising human rights abuse cases in the county. “The way they dispense justice in Lofa is quite slow. And at times, you tend to find out that only a single case can be dispose of during a court’s term of 42 days.”“Even, if you were to file a complaint to the court, you would bear all of the expenditures, including transporting court’s officers or police officers. You have to buy food for them and then pay the arresting fees among others,” Fofana’s report further alleged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kevin Constant in action for AC Milan 1 AC Milan will offload Newcastle target Kevin Constant to Trabzonspor and replace him with former West Ham full-back Pablo Armero, according to sources in Italy.The San Siro giants are undergoing a series of changes under new boss Pippo Inzaghi and they are set to get rid of defender Constant, who they were considering offering to Newcastle as part of their mooted move for Italian full-back Davide Santon.However, Guinea international Constant will not be on his way to Tyneside as he is on the verge of heading to Turkey to join Trabzonspor.Milan will now look to replace the 27-year-old with Udinese’s Armero, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham.The Colombia international, who made only three league starts during his spell at Upton Park, started all five of his country’s matches at the World Cup and scored in the 3-0 win over Greece.Armero, who was previously on the books at Napoli, was linked to Southampton as a possible replacement for Luke Shaw before the Saints landed Ryan Bertrand on loan from Chelsea.
Some set the matter aside as being nothing more than verbal play for the benefit of word-men. What term properly designates what we are doing, and what we are enduring, in many parts of the world, the symbolic center of which is the Twin Towers site in Manhattan? Sometimes the words chosen can mean the justification of an additional measure of military power. Always they calibrate the public mood and the public perception of what is going on. I am informed that French pacifists, ensconced in the French Academy in 1939 and determined to understate Nazi military exercises (even those being done as close by as Czechoslovakia), refused to acknowledge such a creature as a “bombardier.” Right, “bombardier” would have meant “bomber pilot.” The pacifists were prepared to use the word bombardier, but only as the flying instrument – an airplane from which one drops bombs. Since no such creature as a pilot who drops bombs from such an airplane was acknowledged to exist, the schoolmen of the academy at first refused to authorize that use of the word. Norman Podhoretz, a gifted writer and analyst, does not cavil in these matters, and his new book is called World War IV. By Podhoretz’s calculations, World War II ended with the surrender of Berlin and Tokyo. This was followed by another and very serious war, which we termed the Cold War. That pretty well ended when the Soviet Union allowed the gates in Berlin to open and, two years later, abandoned the Soviet flag. But the end of World War III did not augur an end to global warfare. The new enemy is referred to in certain quarters as Islamofascism. And Podhoretz is the chief taxonomist of that awful combine. He quotes in his book Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum. Pipes is off to a rollicking and reassuring start in what becomes the deadliest paragraph in town. Begin with our military superiority, which would appear to make victory inevitable. “Islamists have nothing like the military machine the Axis deployed in World War II, nor the Soviet Union during the Cold War. What do the Islamists have to compare with the Wehrmacht or the Red Army? The SS or Spetznaz? The Gestapo or the KGB? Or, for that matter, to Auschwitz or the Gulag?” A thoughtful answer to that question is sobering. The Islamists have: “A potential access to weapons of mass destruction that could devastate Western life. “A religious appeal that provides deeper resonance and greater staying power than the artificial ideologies of fascism or communism. “An impressively conceptualized, funded and organized institutional machinery that successfully builds credibility, goodwill and electoral success. “An ideology capable of appealing to Muslims of every size and shape, from Lumpenproletariat to privileged, from illiterates to Ph.D.s, from the well-adjusted to psychopaths, from Yemenis to Canadians.” Add to the above “a huge number of committed cadres. If Islamists constitute 10 percent to 15 percent of the Muslim population worldwide, they number some 125 million to 200 million persons, or a far greater total than all the fascists and communists, combined, who ever lived.” Recognition, then, of the scale of the pretensions of the Islamist enemy has to precede substantial measures against it. In the matter of Iraq, for instance, the ambiguity of our engagement and the enlarging political cry against it would alter dramatically if one accepted the premises of the Fourth World War so ineluctably spelled out in Podhoretz’s little volume, which takes time here and there to demolish such arguments as were mounted in protest against President Bush’s mention in his 2003 State of the Union address of yellowcake hunting in Niger. Those critics who insist that it is only a small war-party faction of the Islamists that we have to fear might have been asked a generation ago if it was not merely a small number of Germans and Russians we were properly exercised about. Sixty million people were dead after that misreckoning. William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review magazine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2 Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hit back at claims from Louis van Gaal that he refused to play for the reserve team last season.Van Gaal, who is currently on United’s tour of the United States, said on Wednesday that the Spaniard showed a lack of respect and “does not follow our philosophy”, because he “refused to play in the second team”.The former Barcelona goalkeeper was not picked for the pre-season tour and Van Gaal admitted the club were looking to sell the player.However, Valdes has hit back at his manager’s claims, via social media.Writing on Twitter, the World Cup winner posted four photos of games he played for the U21 side with the message: “…..? #respect”. Man United goalkeeper Victor Valdes 2
The superb An Grianán Hotel in Burt has been awarded for its dedication in providing top-class customer excellence in the hospitality sector by being inducted into the TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME.Travel giants TRIP ADVISOR are world renowned and getting recognition from them is no mean feat, but management were overwhelmed when they learned that they had been inducted in the hall of fame for excellence. Marketing manager Ron Kerrigan said, “We are extremely proud to announce that we have been included in the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.“We have won the individual Award for the last 5 years in a Row and hence have been given Hall of Fame status.“Every one at the Hotel is thrilled to gain yet another Award and are very pleased to welcome a prosperous many years to come.Not content with that, An Grianán Hotel were then also awarded with a prestigious award from the Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. Ron added, ” We’d also like to take this opportunity to mention how proud and happy we are to have received such a Prestigious Award from the Derry~Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.“We proudly scooped ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ 2015 for the Hotel’s Celtic Feast Nights and Old Church Restaurant.“Staff at the Hotel are thrilled to have won this award as it shows recognition for the hard work and determination put in to not only promote the Hotel but all things great about Inishowen’s heritage and Culture also.AN GRIANÁN HOTEL INCLUDED IN THE TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME FOR EXCELLENCE was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:An Grianan Hotel BurtBusinessFeaturesnews
McConnell dubbed it the “party line for planet Earth,” and he envisions the service becoming a tool for multiple uses. “I could see this being used for organizing, for clubs to share agenda information and scheduling, for discussions when not everybody can attend – so many things,” said McConnell, who lives in San Francisco. “It’s perfect as an educational tool. For example, someone could host a drive-time Spanish class and students can call in while driving and participate live. “It’s the virtual classroom,” he added. McConnell said the service can be used in any live event setting, where all people have to do is call in on their cell phones and broadcast sporting events or conferences onto the Internet or to other people’s phones. McConnell and Augenstine can offer the service for free by selling advertising and selling upgrades in services, and because the infrastructure needed involved very low investment costs. “We work as a link, the gateway between the public switch telephone network, your regular phone company, and the Internet,” Augenstine said. “We provide the rendezvous points to share and integrate these various messaging technologies.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now small groups, clubs and even families can converse live simultaneously from up to 20 different locations around the world without the need for sophisticated or expensive equipment. And it’s all free. Radio Handi is a new service that ties together multiple modes of already-existing communication technology to enable members of groups to talk via live telecasts, conference calls, voice messaging boards, Internet, e-mail and SMS. “All for the cost of a local phone call in over 40 countries,” said Radio Handi co-founder Brian McConnell. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This involves no new technology here,” said fellow co-founder Jonathan Augenstine, who works out of his home in South Pasadena. “All the technology’s been around for a while, but a market opportunity has been created in the deployment of services not available previously. It allows – on a much smaller budget – to tie them in together.” To join, one group member must first visit the host’s Web site, www.radiohandi.com, and set up a six-digit group number, a process that takes about a minute, said McConnell. Users can then look up local access numbers for whatever foreign or domestic city is pertinent to make the connections to their group members. Once the set-up steps are complete, members can use any phone – landline or cellular – to call the local number, punch in the group’s identification number and immediately join the conversation.
SOCCER: No matter which team you support, there’s only one soccer match that matters this weekend – Rathmullan Celtic Legends v Derry City Legends.For soccer fans from Donegal and Derry, all roads lead to Rathmullan on Saturday when Derry City legends including Northern Ireland international and Spain 82 hero, Felix Healy, Liam Coyle, Donan O’Brien and Jack Kaye, travel to the seaside town to meet a Rathmullan select from yesteryear.Home team legends will include Jim Sheridan, Declan McAteer (former Monaghan United), Kevin McAteer, Paddy Burger, Joey McIlwee, Niall Doherty, Shaun McGregor, Mark Walsh, Alan Todd and Mark Curran, as well as Finn Harps, Liam McLaughlin and more recent home-grown stars. Also, anyone who fancies playing for the home side, will be given their debut – just bring your boots.With kick-off at 4pm, it’s the perfect excuse for a great family day out to the most beautiful town on the Wild Atlantic Way, to take in a great game of football, and treat your kids to the silky skills of these great footballing legends.Family tickets cost 10 euro (for two adults and two kids) or 5 euro per person, and can be booked in advance by calling Patricia McAteer on 087 231 4332 or Enda McElhinney on 086 401 9256.In the week when Derry City Chief Exec, Sean Barrett, urged fans to opt for watching their team live, rather than being armchair fans of the English premiership, this is definitely one live match you won’t want to miss. Match organiser Cormac Fagan said, ‘Huge thanks to Derry City, especially Martin Mullen, who made this all possible. It’s just fantastic to welcome such football greats to play in Rathmullan’. There’s going to be a huge turnout, so we’d urge fans to get here early and make a day of it. It will be a great match.’LEGENDS MATCH – RATHMULLAN CELTIC v DERRY CITY AT FLAGPOLE FIELD ON SATURDAY AUGUST 15 – KICK –OFF 4PMLEGENDS MATCH: RATHMULLAN CELTIC TAKE ON DERRY CITY THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sport
Here’s a sporting prediction that I’m 100% certain will come to pass: Jason Quigley to be crowned R.T.E. Sportsperson of the Year. Perhaps, even as soon as next year but without a shadow boxing of a doubt no later than the next couple of years.Another professional win for the Ballybofey middleweight at the weekend only tells part of the story. BY PADDY WALSHFor it was the manner of that ferocious display in Los Angeles at the weekend that will have caught the eye of promoters as if they haven’t already been tuned into the punching power of the Finn Valley man.His opponent, Jorge Melendez was down on the canvas three times inside the opening two minutes before the white flag went up along with the Donegal colours.There had been suggestions that the boxer from Puerto Rico would test Quigley to the limit – but that limit only reached two minutes and 24 seconds as the Twin Towns ace claimed his twelfth win in professional ranks and must now be setting his sights (fights) on the big time.And an ultimate crack at a world title. Jason Quigley. World Champion. Has a good ring about it. Jason Quigley. R.T.E. Sportsperson of the Year 2017. Few would be arguing with that – certainly a lot fewer than the hordes who took to social media to air their despair at the latest sporting personality to claim the latter award.No secret in these parts just where Conor McGregor lies in terms of sporting achievement as far as this column is concerned.And consequently, I’m coming at this with a particularly jaundiced eye but judging by the comments on the R.T.E. website and other platforms, I’m far from the only one entertaining cagey opinions on it.The great majority have expressed their disgust at even the notion to hand out any award to an UFC fighter – not least one that tags you as your country’s Sports Person of the Year.One critic reported that he had been heading home after a night out and saw a couple of drunks knocking hell out of each other on the ground. Both are now in the running for next year’s R.T.E. award. And many more comments along those lines.To be fair there were a few siding with McGregor and insisting he thoroughly deserved the award but I realised when one of the tributes emerged from Michael Healy-Rae, that I was probably on the right side.“I have no doubt that Conor McGregor will go on to break further records in 2017,” the Kerry South T.D. maintained.It’s what else he breaks that concerns me. Don’t kick a man when he’s up, the UFC camp will be telling us. Just kick them when they’re down and watch R.T.E. offer due rewards. Gender quota – and how to reach themWhenever someone puts forward a figure in relation to such things as gender quotas, it’s time to step back and take a long hard look.And no better time to do it than following last week’s pronouncement that sports bodies throughout the country could see their funding cut unless up to 30% of positions on their boards are filled by women.Start putting numbers in the way and you can come up with unworthy solutions and just as likely forfeit the abilities of good people in certain positions.‘Look at all those men’ is an often repeated dig at the sight of many committees and boards and not just those in the sporting world. And indeed the imbalance in relation to gender levels is close to embarrassing at times.But sometimes this is due to women not taking enough of an interest in the sport to bother finding the time to push themselves forward for selection or election.Not a problem where the G.A.A. in Donegal is concerned where it’s not just off the field of play that you find the levels of required interest.Go to any club or county match and the guarantee is that women will make up a fair proportion of the attendance – perhaps even over 30%. But off it, too, there has been significant inroads even if they are still someway off finding some measure of balance.A lot has been written and said about the issue of gender quotas since the recent dictate but I found the remarks of Donegal County Board Secretary, Aideen Gillen, to be the most enlightening.Insisting that gender quotas should not be enforced just for the sake of it, she said she didn’t agree with forcing a very capable male out of a job just to make up the numbers.“There are some very capable women out there and if they secure a position on a board that’s great but if the male applicant is more suited to the position they shouldget it,” the Secretary declared.As she stated, women do have much to offer and a welcome environment should be created to ensure they do have an input.But this is not essentially a problem for the G.A.A. in Donegal. Two of Aideen Gillen’s predecessors, Noreen Doherty and Crona Regan, occupied that key position on the County Board and just last week, as the quotas debate took hold, Naomh Colmcille elected Darina Friel as the club chairperson.The G.A.A. here can certainly hold its head up but what about its rival sporting bodies? Answers through the club secretary.Blanchflower…Mackay…Allen…and O’Halpin?Name the Letterkenny man who almost featured on the great Tottenham Hotspur double winning team of 1960-1961?No good you trawling through the White Hart Lane panel from that era – I did say ‘almost.’My thanks to Sean Donnelly for indirectly providing the column this week with a sporting fact for which I had no prior knowledge.A native of Letterkenny’s Cathedral Place and well known to political enthusiasts for his indebt punditry on the subject on R.T.E. and other outlets, Sean was in London for a family funeral and met up with Seosamh O’Halpin, another Letterkenny man, though from further up the road in Glencar.“Seosamh had a great story to tell,” Sean relates. “He was a soccer player and was signed by Shelbourne F.C. and in 1959 was transferred to Spurs.“This was just two years before they went on to win the league and cup double, the first team to do so in that century with such greats as Danny Blanchflower and Dave Mackay.”And not forgetting the likes of Les Allen, Bobby Smith and Cliff Jones.Seosamh had great time for the then Spurs boss, Bill Nicholson, but not so much for Blanchflower who, apparently, never spoke to his brother, Jackie (of Manchester United fame) after the latter converted to Catholicism.And his own ambitions of securing a place in the great Tottenham team of the time? Ended by a cruel knee injury that put paid to his professional career.From a dusty bookshelf in this columnist’s home, I browsed through Bill Nicholson’s autobiography ‘Glory Glory – My Life with Spurs’ but found no mention of the Letterkenny man who almost made it into footballing history.But no doubt had that injury not intervened, he would have featured somewhere in the book and, potentially, on that great Double winning outfit.Thanks, Sean, for the story.Ireland’s third fittest familyThe Ryans!A hardy – and hardy they are – well done to the Ryan family after their heroics in ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’.I watched the final episode on Sunday night and found myself shouting at the T.V. screen after a couple of decisions that, appeared to this viewer, to go against the Donegal quartet and ultimately knocked them out of contention.But credit to Danny, Keane, Jordan and Alanna for their efforts in the competition. Not the sort of thing I’d normally be watching but it did make for riveting viewing even if those close range camera shots with grimacing faces were sometimes hard to look at. Filling the jerseysFinn Harps have unveiled their new jersey after agreeing a kit partnership with Joma Sport.Good to see this sponsorship deal coming into place in what’s a significant boost for the club.Now all that is required is for a host of playing personnel to fill those jerseys because as things stand they still only have enough for a five-a-side league… Season’s greetingsMay your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmasses be white. Or red and white. Blue and white. Or green and gold. Or whatever colour you follow. Have yourselves a good one….Just wait ’til Jason gets his gloves on the big awards: It’s Walshy on Wednesday was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Callum Wilson has agreed a four-year contract with Bournemouth.The 26-year-old has had an eventful time at the Cherries since joining the club from Coventry in July 2014 – sustaining two serious knee injuries while also helping them get promoted to the top flight. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake believes there is more to come from Wilson, who has scored 43 goals in his 115 appearances so far.“Callum is natural goalscorer and has proved over the last three seasons that he can do it at the highest level, so this new contract is fully deserved,” Blake said.“To overcome the injuries he has suffered and still be performing in the Premier League week in, week out speaks volumes about his mental strength, desire and dedication. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Last season he made 23 Premier League starts and scored eight goals as Bournemouth finished 12th.“I’m delighted to sign,” Wilson said on the club’s official website after agreeing fresh terms to stay at the Vitality Stadium until the summer of 2022.“It’s nice to see the hard work I’ve put in rewarded and I’m excited about the future.“During my time at the club I feel like I’ve developed as a player, both physically and mentally. I’ve progressed and learnt a lot about the game and the position I play.” targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Wilson has scored 43 goals in 115 appearances for Bournemouth. Image: Callum Wilson Twitter REVEALED Wilson has suffered two serious knee injuries during his time at the Cherries The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets IN DEMAND Latest transfer news RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January “Callum is an infectious character, a winner and a big part of the dressing room. Therefore, I’m delighted he is committed to the club and helping us achieve our targets.”Bournemouth begin the new Premier League campaign at home to Cardiff on August 11.Wilson tweeted: “Delighted to have signed a new contract with @afcbournemouth.” 2