Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Photo from ONE ChampionshipRene Catalan’s biggest win of his flourishing MMA career almost never happened.Catalan beat former strawweight world champion Yoshitaka Naito late in the first round in ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday in Yangon, Myanmar to extend his winning streak to six.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Matthew Wright stays upbeat after Phoenix loss to Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Filipino warrior soldiered on. He eventually found an opening and pounced on it to turn the tables around.“He (Naito) tried to adjust and he rolled, that’s where I got my wind back,” he said. “I really maintained my position so I can recover, and I never let up.”The plan was for Catalan to engage Naito, who is known for his grappling, into a striking match but the Japanese star knew he had to take the fight to the ground.“Actually the game plan was to try and strike with him and knock him out with a straight punch in the first round, maybe in the second if I can’t get it in the first,” Catalan said.For a moment, Naito had the upper hand until he overcommitted on a takedown attempt that Catalan was able to capitalize on.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Resurgent Catalan makes it 6 in a row, stops NaitoBut Catalan revealed he was nearly stopped earlier in the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“In his first takedown attempt, I nearly tapped because I felt my back cramp up. I was 99 percent sure that I was going to tap. The pain was so intense and I can’t breathe properly,” he admitted.Catalan was under immense pain but it would take more than that for him to just quit. “I know that his grappling high level, but with my wrestling training with coach Roque (Verangel Mana-ay Jr.), I was able to pin him down. There was an opening for a knee that’s why I went for it, then I never stopped because I didn’t want to go to a second round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
The House of Representatives is reviewing the option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians.The House’s Committees on State Enterprise, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning have been tasked with seeking expert opinion and to advice Plenary in two weeks (Tuesday, March 7).The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the National Identification Scheme was setup on Tuesday, February 21, during the House’s 13th Day Sitting.The revision of the ID card scheme comes from a letter from Nimba County District #8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi, who requested Plenary of the House to initiate an appropriate national allocation in the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 budget for the implementation of the national identification scheme.Rep. Younquoi’s request was contained in a letter to House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay dated February 20, in which he suggested that the activation of the national identification card will ensure that “each eligible and benefitting citizen will be identified thus eliminating the question of whether or not someone is domiciled in a particular area at a particular point in time.”“The need for this scheme cannot be overemphasized at this particular point in our national history if we must maintain the current state of calm in our national body politic. Let me be quick to add that the continued existence of such calm in the country, especially in the wake of national events such as the elections and census, should not be taken for granted. “It is no gainsaying that the absence of an appropriate identification mechanism in place is a recipe for chaos, which has the tendency to plunge the society into a much larger scale of conflict if no step is taken. The current uncontrolled wave of movement of the population from one area to another to obtain voter registration cards is a clarion testimony to such potential chaos, which has everything it takes to undermine our democracy,” Rep. Younquoi wrote.He added: “There are two ways in which the country stands to benefit from this scheme. Firstly, it will completely eradicate confusion over the identity and residency of a citizen during elections, census, and other forms of enumeration that requires adequate identity. “Secondly, the country stands to gain from revenues that will be generated through the Notary Public for the issuance of an affidavit in case of a change in the residency, name or other characteristics of an individual, in case he or she so desires.”The National Identification Registry (NIR) was established through an Act of the National Legislature in 2011 with the responsibility of, among other things, designing, establishing, maintaining and administering a National Biometric Identification System (NBIS) for all citizens and residents of Liberia. The NIR is further mandated to design, establish and/or acquire the necessary technical infrastructures and procedures that will serve as a platform for the implementation of the NBIS. In addition, the NIR has the legal responsibility to collect, organize, store, secure and grant access to secure biometric data from individuals applying for National Biometric Identification cards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Wildlife Conservation training brought participants from the forest affected communities to improve their knowledge on the importance of forest preservation, wildlife protection, and its national benefits.The Community Development Initiative (CDI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in collaboration with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) with funding from Global Green Grants Fund (GGGF), recently concluded a two-day training on National Wildlife Conservation and the Protected area Management 2016 Law.They conducted the exercise in Tahn Town, Grand Cape Mount County.The training, which called for the need to “curtail the harm meted against wildlife and the forest in the country,” brought together 60 participants from Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu counties. It aims at protecting wildlife and the forest around the Gola National Park (GNP).The training also took into consideration the effect of climate change in Liberia, which warns rural inhabitants to do with their traditional way of living including the killing of protected species, the cutting down of trees for farming and coal-making activities.CDI Project Supervisor Thompson Keyta said the training was to create awareness about forest protection, as well as the forest itself.The training brought participants from the forest affected communities to improve their knowledge on the importance of forest preservation, wildlife protection, and its national benefits.Mr. Keyta described Climate Change as a ‘new global concern’ that has caused international NGOs to develop interest and identified Liberia as one of the countries that forest and wildlife need protection and management.Keyta said if the forest and wildlife are not protected, Liberia will easily experience climate change.Abednego Gbarway, Wildlife Manager of Liberia said the protection of Wildlife is key for the future generations as well as revenue generation, “but requires the collective effort of all to enforce the forest law.”The Chief Warden of the GNP, John Smith, thanked CDI and the FDA for creating awareness about the harm against wildlife and pledged his support to the initiative.Mr. Smith said educating the local community residents will help make his work easier.The Commissioner of Gola Koneh and participants embraced the initiative, but raised concern about illicit mining activities around the GNP.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
West Ham are flying to Wales for their Premier League match away to Swansea but manager David Moyes was worried about how the London club’s supporters would manage on icy roads.“The Met office are saying people should not travel on the roads, especially around Cardiff and the M4, so that is a concern at the moment,” Moyes said.“I’m guessing that’s no different for football clubs or supporters. If they are saying don’t travel I think the Premier League would have to consider that.”West Bromwich Albion will hope the train will allow them to take the strain when they travel south to Watford for a Premier Leaguer fixture.“We are still going to Watford on the train,” said Albion manager Alan Pardew. “It’s not an easy weekend for football. Hopefully we can get down there, give a good performance and warm our fans up.”It was fears over the well-being of spectators that led second-tier Ipswich to announce Friday that Saturday’s English Championship match against Hull at Portman Road had been postponed.“The pitch is protected and likely to be playable but the areas inside and outside the stadium are hazardous and more bad weather is forecast later today, with freezing temperatures to continue into the weekend,” said an Ipswich statement.Other Championship postponements include Barnsley’s match against Norwich and Brentford’s fixture with Cardiff and the game between Sheffield United and Burton.Some 17 fixtures across English football’s third and fourth tiers have also fallen victim to the weather.– ‘Risking life and limb’ –Scottish football giants Celtic have insisted the areas immediately outside their Parkhead ground in Glasgow are all in good condition ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final at home to Morton.But Morton chief executive Warren Hawke told his club’s website: “We will have supporters risking life and limb to travel to a football match while the Met Office is issuing warnings to avoid non-essential travel. Ultimately, it isn’t about the area around Celtic Park.“Supporter safety has to be key and I don’t think anyone can guarantee that at this moment in time and I fear for a lot of Morton supporters trying to get to this game tomorrow (Saturday).”In rugby union, the English Premiership match between Harlequins, based in the London suburb of Twickenham, and Bath scheduled to be played Friday has been put back until Sunday.“Following South Western Railway’s decision to close their service by 8pm (2000 GMT) and their advice not to travel, along with the worsening weather conditions in the Twickenham area the decision has been made to postpone,” said a Premiership spokesman.Three of Friday’s fixtures in the Super League rugby league tournament have been postponed and even an indoor sport such as darts is not completely immune from the weather’s icy grip.The UK Open tournament at Butlin’s Minehead Resort in southwest England going ahead, but being played behind closed doors.“Due to the unprecedented extreme weather conditions, we have regretfully decided to not allow guests to attend this weekend’s PDC Coral UK Open for safety reasons,” said a Butlin’s statement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Snow fall during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale at Wembley Stadium in London, on February 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – A European-wide deep freeze that shows no sign of stopping anytime soon led Friday to the postponement of several British sports fixtures this weekend.And while no games in English football’s elite Premier League have yet been called off (pitches at most top-flight clubs have undersoil heating to guard against the chill) concerns have been expressed for the safety of travelling fans batting against dangerous conditions caused by a severe Siberian weather system — the so-called ‘Beast from the East’.
The documentary aired on Thursday on a Spanish pay TV channel and Griezmann, 27, on Monday signed the deal, which will reportedly see his salary rise to 20 million euros a year, making him the best paid player in the club’s history.Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has spoken to Pique and informed him that his role in making the video had “generated surprise and discomfort within the club and among many of its supporters”, Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre told a news conference on Tuesday to present former player Eric Abidal as the team’s new sports director.“We will speak internally with Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti after they return from the World Cup,” he added.Umtiti apparently irked Barcelona’s management as well because he replied to a Twitter message sent by Pique promoting the documentary by writing: “I just need the popcorn”.“At Barca we want players who are committed and determined to win here, above all. That said, we are sorry and we regret that the fans could have felt disappointed” by Griezmann’s final decision and the way it was delivered, said Mestre.Pique has defended himself, saying he was not aware whether or not Griezmann was going to stay with Atletico when he got on board with the TV show and that the French player was unsure of what path to take until the last minute.He wrote on Twitter that the documentary was “another way to see the life of a football player and his doubts over the most important decision of his career”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Gerard Pique irked his club’s management by participating in a documentary that speculated on Griezmann’s possible move to the Catalan club © AFP/File / Cristina QuiclerMADRID, Spain, Jun 19 – Barcelona star Gerard Pique has landed himself in hot water with the club’s managers over his involvement in a documentary which saw Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann announce his decision to snub the Catalan giants.Pique owns the production company that filmed “The Decision” in which the French striker mulls a possible move to Barcelona before finally revealing his decision to sign a contract extension with Atletico through to 2023 instead.
Manchester United have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports in France.The striker will be available on a free in the summer after refusing to extend his contract with the French champions.Chelsea and clubs in China are reportedly very keen on the 34-year-old, who has found the net 35 times this season.However, according to L’Equipe, Manchester United have now made contact with Ibrahimovic’s agent.The Premier League giants are in the market for a striker this summer and believe the Swede fits the bill.AC Milan are also interested in Ibrahimovic but there are doubts as to whether the Serie A side can meet his wage demands. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1
Cllr Ciaran BroganCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan will have the honour of hosting a welcome reception on Friday 22 April at 2pm in the Letterkenny Public Service Centre for the Boston Boxing Academy Team when they visit Donegal this week.“I am delighted to be welcoming 11 boxers from Boston, their coaches, officials and family members to Donegal this week on behalf of Donegal County Council and we are delighted to be associated with this tournament showcasing our local talent, welcoming our visitors and building and strengthening our historic connections with Boston.”The tournament itself which is being hosted by County Donegal Boxing Board, will take place on Thursday night in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. County Donegal Boxing Board President, Peter O’Donnell believes that this will be a great night of boxing stating that “we are delighted to be hosting the boxers and their coaches and officials from the Boston Academy. It is over 40 years since we last hosted boxers from Boston in 1973”.Donegal has a long standing connection with Boston and the state of Massachusetts. The Council’s Diaspora Project which was set up to reach out the Donegal community across the globe has developed and strengthened many linkages with this region in the last number of years.Welcoming the Boston Boxing Academy Team to Donegal is a great honour for the county and Cllr. Ciaran Brogan recognises the work done by the County Donegal Boxing Board and in particular by it President Peter O’Donnell in securing this visit.“Peter is a great ambassador for boxing in Donegal and has worked tirelessly to develop the sport not in only in Donegal but throughout the island of Ireland. Securing this tournament for Donegal is testament to his hard work and dedication and to his standing internationally among the boxing fraternity. We are lucky to have someone of Peter’s calibre in our corner” stated Cllr. Brogan. He added “I know that the main focus for the Boston Boxing Academy Team will be the tournament on Thursday night but I sincerely hope that they get a chance to experience some of what Donegal has to offer and to leave Donegal with some wonderful memories and a desire to return.”DONEGAL TO HOST RECEPTION FOR BOSTON BOXING ACADEMY TEAM was last modified: April 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher is to lead a high level delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries to Ireland from the 12 to 14 February next.The delegation will visit Ireland’s largest fishing port, Killybegs on Wednesday 13th of February and will then visit the Marine Institute in Galway on Thursday 14th of February.The high level delegation will include Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, Gabriel Mato MEP from Spain and Chairman of the EP Committee on Fisheries, Ulrike Rodust MEP from Germany and Rapporteur for the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and Struan Stevenson from Scotland and Rapporteur for the Common Organisation of the Markets in fish and fishery products. Jim Higgins MEP will join the delegation in Galway. Pat the Cope said today “I am delighted to lead a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries to Donegal and Galway to meet with key figures in the Irish seafood sector. I am also particularly pleased that the MEPs coming to Ireland are all dealing with the key aspects surrounding the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.”“This is an extremely timely visit as the European Parliament last week in Strasbourg concluded its deliberations on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and we will enter into trialogue negotiations with the European Fisheries Ministers and the European Commission in early March. Furthermore, the continuous overfishing of mackerel in the North East Atlantic by Iceland and the Faroe Islands will be high on the agenda.”“We have a packed programme lined up for next week. In Killybegs, we will take an opportunity to visit a local fish processing factory and we hope to board a local pelagic fishing vessel. We will also meet with the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, the processors, the island and inshore fishermen and representatives from the fish farming sector.”“In Galway, we are looking forward to visiting the Marine Institute to learn of the research and innovation work being carried out by them and we will also meet with representatives from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).” “The concluding meeting of the visit will be a joint industry meeting in Galway with the Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF) including the IFPO, KFO and ISWFPO and the Irish Fishermen’s Organisation (IFO).”COPE TO LEAD EU DELEGATION ON FISHERIES TO IRELAND was last modified: February 11th, 2013 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:EU CommissionPat The Cope Gallagher
Acholi’s Norman Ojik celebrates scoring on Sunday (Agency Photos)FUFA Drum 2019 Sunday, 01-04-2019-Bukedi 3-1 Teso-Ankole 3-2 Sebei-Acholi 2-0 Karamoja-West Nile 1-2 Bunyoro-Bugisu 1-0 Kigezi-Kampala 0-1 Rwenzori-Busoga 1-1 TooroSeven games were played across the country in the 2019 FUFA Drum on Sunday.After defending champions Buganda defeated Lango 1-0 courtesy of a Vianne Sekajugo strike, on Saturday, the other favourites knew they had to make a statement in their respective fixtures the following day.However, that was not the case as only one (Bukedi) of the other three semifinalists from last year won while West Nile lost and Busoga drew.At the Boma Playground in Butaleja, Bukedea defeated Teso 3-1 to take the initiative in Group D.The other game in that particular Group saw Bugisu pip Kigezi 1-0 at the Mbale Municipal Stadium with Emmanuel Oten scoring the only goal of the game.In Group A, Kampala got off to a poor start as they lost 1-0 at home to Rwenzori.Musa Mihinzi Mbusa’s fouth minute goal was all the visitors required to go top of the group in the game played at Luzira Prison Grounds.The other Group A occupants, Busoga and Tooro played out a 1-1 draw at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.Both goals in the game were scored by Busoga players with Ibrahim Mugulisi netting for the home side while Kirinya JSS defender Isaac Isinde put through his own net for Tooro’s equalizer.Ankole’s 3-2 home victory over Sebei at the Kyamate play ground in Ntungamo saw them displace Buganda at the top of Group B.The Ankole team that defeated Sebei on SundayFarouq Nsereko, Muhammed Matovu and Kato Umar were all on target for the home side.Nasur Chemutai and Brian Odong scored for Sebei.Ankole is now on top of Group A by virtual of goals scored having scored three while Buganda netted once in their fixture.In Group C, Acholi defeated Karamoja 2-0 at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.Two first half goals by Tito Okello and Norman Ojik won the day for the home side.The day’s shock result was also in the same Group (C) as last year’s finalists, West Nile fell 2-1 at home to visiting Bunyoro at the Bar Okoro play ground in Zombo.The FUFA Drum tourney has attained popularity for attracting numbers.The tournament theme is celebrating our ancestry.Comments Tags: FUFA Drum 2019top
An unexpected water outage is affecting homes, businesses and farms in North Donegal this Thursday morning.A burst water main is reported in Gortahork, while properties in Falcarragh and surrounding areas are also without water.Irish Water crews are currently working on the fault in Gortahork. It is expected that supplies will be restored by 5pm this evening. Meanwhile, the Falcarragh fault remains under investigation.Water outage strikes villages in North Donegal was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)