Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES 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 Jiu-jitsu ace Ochoa raring to compete before PH crowd in 2019 SEA Games Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Folayang will also shoot for the crown before his home crowd at Mall of Asia Arena, the same place where he also yielded his belt in a stunning knockout loss to Martin Nguyen last year.“There’s no greater gift I can receive on my 35th birthday other than winning the ONE Lightweight Word Title back,’’ he said. “And there’s no better place to do it but in front of my countrymen.”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 ChrissThe Baguio City native is coming off a pair of unanimous decision victories over Kharun Atlangeriev last May in Singapore and Aziz Pahrudinov three months ago in Manila.Folayang hopes to sustain his resurgence against the dangerous Khan. “There were some who doubted my decision to continue fighting after the knockout loss to Martin Nguyen nearly a year ago. After two wins in ONE Championship, I am back in the title picture,” Folayang said.“I feel very fulfilled because I made the right decision to compete again. Also, my hard work has paid off. It will be a great birthday present for me to bring home the belt again. It’s an added motivation going into the bout against Amir Khan on November 23.”Folayang is wary of Khan, who just beat Filipino Honorio Banario with a first-round submission last month.“He is young and talented. I am also sure that he is hungry. There is no room for complacency in this match. I started the year with a win. I followed it up with another big win. The timing speaks for itself,” he said.“It has been a very good year to me. After November 23, I’m confident that the Philippines and Team Lakay will have another new world champion in the sport.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang couldn’t think of a better gift for his birthday than being a world champion again.The Filipino MMA star eyes to regain the ONE lightweight title against Singaporean standout Amir Khan on November 23, a day after his 35th birthday, as one of the anticipated bouts in the Conquest of Champions card.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
He never thought he would be at the Ryder — at least not as a player — at the start of the year. Watson had gone two years and one health scare since his last victory. He had thought about quitting, and then he won three times in four months and qualified for the U.S. team.Standing on the 14th green, he couldn’t help but think there might not be another one.“I held my mom right after I got beat by Henrik Stenson in singles,” Watson said. “The game of golf is different for me. The Ryder Cup meant more than golf, more than winning and losing, because it was the last time my dad watched me play.“I remember the time my dad hated it that I chose golf over baseball,” he said. “It’s funny, the whole history of our family and golf is how he hated it. And then he loved it, and then the Ryder Cup. So he got to watch that. For me, that was the most memorable moment. I can remember crying, trying not to look at the crowd. The crowd was like, ‘He’s crying because he got beat.’ I wasn’t crying because I got beat. I was crying because it might be the last one.”Watson turned 40 in November and he is trying not to look too far ahead.He still doesn’t discuss exactly what happened to him in 2017, when he dropped more than 20 pounds and fell out of the top 100 in the world ranking until that victory at the Genesis Open — his third at storied Riviera — got him back on track.Watson now has 12 victories on the PGA Tour, including his two Masters titles, a career record he never imagined. He once joked that he would retire if he ever reached 10 victories, but all that has done is raise the bar for whatever else he has left.“My new goal is three more, see if I can get to 15,” he said.Watson opened with a 70 in his first round of the new year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, leaving him four shots behind Kapalua newcomer Kevin Tway. He plans to play the Sony Open next week for the first time since 2010.The last time he was in Honolulu, he had yet to win on the PGA Tour. The Ryder Cup was just a dream. Honorio Banario determined to prove worth against ONE’s top lightweights ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Watson hopes France wasn’t his last time in a U.S. uniform. He wonders if he’ll play in another Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, but he desperately wants to be part of it. He was No. 7 in the world in 2016 when he was left off the Ryder Cup team, and then he asked U.S. captain Davis Love III if he could be an assistant.Now, he’s already lobbying to be an assistant at the Presidents Cup in Australia at the end of the year.The captain will be Tiger Woods.Watson says he has playfully pointed out to Woods that the last two times the Americans won the Ryder Cup (2008 and 2016), neither of them were on the team.“That’s our joke,” Watson said. “So I’ve told him, ‘Man, listen, I’ll do anything to help you if you want me. If you don’t, that’s fine.’”If not, Watson will always have the memory of his father watching him in 2010, and the hug he shared with his mother last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That’s why the Ryder Cup is so special to Watson.He is proud of his father’s service in the Army, and Watson always said the closest he could come to experiencing national pride was to play for his country. After he lost in a playoff to Martin Kaymer in the 2010 PGA Championship, Watson was overjoyed because that runner-up finish qualified him for his first Ryder Cup.Fast forward to France.It wasn’t a particularly good week for Watson — the Ryder Cup rarely is. He was sick when he arrived at Le Golf National, and he was on the losing side for the fourth time in his four appearances. The final loss was on Sunday to Henrik Stenson, 5 and 4, moving Europe closer to a certain victory.As the Swede celebrated, Watson wrapped his mother in his arms and was bawling.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bubba Watson reacts to his shot from the fourth fairway during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)KAPALUA, Hawaii — Bubba Watson is known for crying after he wins. Even with three victories last year, his biggest tears were after a loss.And it really didn’t have anything to do with losing.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The source of his tears at the Ryder Cup in France can be traced to a piece of shrapnel Watson had removed from his father when he died.Gerry Watson was a lieutenant in the Special Forces during Vietnam. Watson says his father was injured by a grenade and removed one piece of shrapnel from under his eye. The other piece was too close to the kidney, so it stayed there until his death from throat cancer in October 2010.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 ChrissThat was 12 days after Watson played in his first Ryder Cup.“It wasn’t important (to remove it), but I figured why not?” Watson said. “His whole thing was to be cremated. He didn’t serve many, many years, but they fold the flag, and they gave the flag to my mom. She has it, and the shrapnel is right next to it in a little container. My son is very interested. We go over, it’s the first thing he wants to look at. He always looks at it.”
“Saga” execution…charges yet to be institutedEmbattled Police Intelligence rank Corporal Derwin Eastman, who has been implicated in the execution of well-known D’Urban Street businessman Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”, remains in Police custody as Police seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.The Police rank surrendered on Friday at the Brickdam Police Station, and has, to a group of media operatives, professed his innocence in the murder. However, a Police source on Monday told the Guyana Times that while the man remains in custody, it is not clear if he would be arraigned with the murder.Police Corporal Derwin EastmanMedia operatives flocked the Georgetown Magistrates Courts on Monday after it was reported in a section of the media that the policeman would be making his court appearance. However, up to late Monday afternoon, no charge had been instituted against the rank, who was a top performer in the Guyana Police Force.“Once the charge is instituted, he will make his court appearance”, the Police source noted.<
“She has co-sponsored legislation with congressman \ Waxman, that sets greenhouse gas emission targets that aim to keep temperatures below the danger point,” Mel ndez said, adding the bill achieves these targets through a “flexible economy wide cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.” But reaching agreement on the issue could be difficult. Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, was among the 150 Republicans opposing the formation of the committee. Many said the panel was unnecessary and that its budget could be better used elsewhere. Dreier’s representatives did not return e-mails seeking comment. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, named El Monte Democrat Hilda Solis Friday to a newly formed House committee on global warming. The House of Representatives voted 269-150 Thursday to create the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, with 44 Republicans crossing the aisle to support the formation of the committee. Solis joins eight Democrats and six Republicans on the panel, which will not be able to write legislation and will disband after two years. The committee has been tasked to make recommendations on legislation to combat global warming, which could include mandatory caps on so-called greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide and methane. President Bush has argued against such caps, arguing that such a move would cause the U.S. economic harm. Solis was traveling back to California from Washington on Friday and could not be reached for comment. But her spokeswoman Sonia Mel ndez said the congresswoman does support some caps on emissions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Morocco players celebrate after winning the 2018 CHAN title in CassablancaCASABLANCA, Morocco, Feb 5- Ayoub el Kaabi scored his ninth goal of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as Morocco became the first hosts to triumph by thrashing 10-man Nigeria 4-0 Sunday in a Casablanca downpour.With Nigeria in disarray and the final long over as a contest, the previously little known striker completed his record-extending goal haul by firing into the net from close range. Zakaria Hadraf put the home team ahead at Stade Mohammed V on the stroke of half-time and added the match-clinching third goal midway through the second half.In between the first goals of the tournament for Hadraf, fellow midfielder Mohamed el Karti netted soon after Nigerian attacker Eneji Moses was red-carded following a second caution.Before the biennial tournament kicked off last month, Achraf Bencharki from 2017 CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca was the centre of attention.His five goals were instrumental in the success of Wydad and he was expected to spearhead the Moroccan CHAN challenge.But Bencharki was a shock absentee from the line-up for the tournament opener while lone striker El Kaabi bagged a brace in a 4-0 mauling of Mauritania.He followed up with a hat-trick — only the third in the history of the tournament — against Guinea, put one past Namibia and scored twice in the semi-final victory over Libya.His nine goals comfortably surpassed the previous record of five from Zambian Given Singuluma in the first CHAN finals nine years ago.El Kaabi helped Racing Casablanca win promotion to the Moroccan top flight last season, then joined Renaissance Berkane, a relatively successful but low-profile elite division outfit.After his CHAN exploits, national coach Herve Renard is likely to give the 24-year-old a chance as Morocco prepare to face Iran, Portugal and Spain at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The destruction of Nigeria created a record winning margin for a CHAN final, bettering the three-goal victories of Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Morocco pocketed a record Sh127mn ($1.25 million) having justified their pre-tournament role as favourites to win the fifth CHAN.Sudan performed best of the four previous host nations, finishing third. Rwanda reached the quarter-finals and the Ivory Coast and South Africa exited after the first round.Morocco also became the first champions to win five of the six matches — defeating Mauritania, Guinea, Namibia and Libya before overwhelming Nigeria.The only blemish was partly self-inflicted as they fielded a virtual reserve side in a goalless draw with Sudan after both nations had secured last-eight places.El Kaabi had a goal disallowed and struck the woodwork before Hadraf sidefooted a cut-back between the legs of goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye for a 45th-minute lead.After Moses had been sent off, Morocco took control and Nigeria fell apart with some comical defending contributing to their downfall.El Karti made it 2-0 just past the hour, Hadraf completed his brace three minutes later and player-of-the-tournament El Kaabi completed the rout with 73 minutes gone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
More than a month into the new school year, there are still almost 40,000 families waiting for Back to School allowance payments to be processed in Letterkenny, according to Donegal Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill. Senator Ó Domhnaill said: “The Government’s lack of planning is causing unacceptable delays in the processing of applications for the Back to School clothing and footwear allowance.“It’s causing great distress to families in Donegal and across the country who are dependent on this payment to help them cope with the cost of the new school term.“I have raised this issue several times in the Seanad and I am very disappointed with the lack of urgency from the Government in tackling what has become a completely unacceptable delay. Many parents in my own constituency have contacted me because they cannot afford essentials like new school uniforms and shoes without the State support that’s available.“The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has informed me that to date, 179,000 households have received payments under the scheme but that some 38,500 households are still waiting for their applications to be processed and paid. “I am calling on Minister Burton to make additional resources available to the Back to School clothing & footwear Allowance section of her Department so that all payments can be issued in the next couple of weeks.”The applications are being processed by staff in Letterkenny.Sources say they are ‘snowed under’ and just don’t have enough people to process more than 1,000 applications per day.40,000 FAMILIES STILL WAITING ON LETTERKENNY GRANT DECISION was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:back to school delaysletterkennySenator Brian O’Domhnaillsocial welfare
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a prayer vigil in Letterkenny today against the proposed Abortion Bill.Bishop Boyce is to lead the vigil.The vigil, which includes a walk, prayer and speeches, will be led by Bishop Philip Boyce of the Raphoe Diocese.In an effort to draw greater public awareness to the proposed bill, and its many shortcomings, the bishop has called upon all to pray with him briefly in St Eunan’s Cathedral at 3pm this Saturday, June 29th. Everyone, of any faith and none is asked to walk with Donegal from the Cathedral, through the main street, up past the hospital, one of many hospitals designated as a future abortion centre, whether the staff like it or not, and into the Town Park, ‘Bernard Mc Glinchey Park.’There we will have keynote speeches from a number of well-known personalities inlcuding Senator Ronan Mullen; legal expert Caroline Simons; Obstetrician Gynaecologist Dr John Monaghan.A personal testimony from Elizabeth; and the youthful, energetic Bernadette Smyth to conclude.The event will be largely led by young people, who in the end will pray a Rosary with those who wish to stay on. Fr Eamonn McLaughlin, who has helped organise the event said they are hoping for a large turn-out.“We call on all of our local representatives to join with us today and hear the stark truth about what this legislation actually means for our children, families, hospitals and staff, county and country.“If you are confused about it all, then today is for you. Bring along your friends for a jovial and spirit-filled afternoon.“We expect a large crowd is expected to attend this unique and powerful event that will let our government know that we cherish as a nation both mother and child equally.“While the life of a child is ours to give, it is not ours to take. Now more than ever we need our stateswomen and men to stand up and protect the child in the womb. While political and party allegiances are at risk here, nothing outweighs the value, dignity and right of every child to life.” BISHOP OF RAPHOE TO LEAD ABORTION PRAYER VIGIL TODAY was last modified: June 29th, 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:BISHOP OF RAPHOE TO LEAD ABORTION PRAYER VIGIL TODAY
Charles Barkley has a warning for those assuming the Warriors will win their third consecutive NBA title. He sees more than a few things that could prevent a Golden State three-peat.“Hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, man-made stuff. Something man-made. Chernobyl,” Barkley said on TNT Tuesday night. “Typhoons.”Charles Barkley with the only correct answer to that question #Warriors pic.twitter.com/eyumc36hF7— Will Applebee (@NOTSCWill) October 17, 2018 In other words, even one of …
For four and half months, Giants pitcher Drew Pomeranz knew how he would be used (as a starter) and when he would be used (anywhere from every four days to every 12 days, more or less).That’s where a major leaguer wants to be, an established regular combatant. But after 17 starts, Pomeranz (2-9, 6.10 ERA) was removed from the rotation. Now, something’s got to give.Not Pomeranz necessarily. He has been called on in relief three times in the past week: A 1-2 record, 0.00 ERA, six strikeouts in …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In another incredible event focused on the beef industry, the 2019 Ohio Beef Expo drew more than 30,000 participants to Columbus from March 14 to 17.The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) hosts the annual event that provides opportunities for beef producers to learn and enhance their operations through a multi-day trade show, cattle sales, youth events and quality assurance sessions.The event this year was accompanied by some positive signs for the beef industry.“Today’s cattle industry is good despite the mud. The markets are looking good. The grass is starting to come and feeder cattle are trending up, fat cattle are trending up and so are cull cattle,” said Sasha Rittenhouse, OCA president. “The Ohio Beef Expo is the largest event for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. It was huge this year.”One highlight for Youth Day on Friday — sponsored by the Gallia County Cattlemen’s Association and the Fayette County Cattle Feeders — was the judging contest, where over 560 youth tested their ability to evaluate cattle. Nearly 450 youth participated in youth quality assurance training as well.“We had over 500 kids come for the judging contest, so it is the biggest one we have had yet. That is great. Youth are definitely our future and it is exciting to see that many kids come to judge cattle all day,” Rittenhouse said. “We have a huge junior show and huge breed show as well and the breed sales. The barn is packed so we are pretty pleased. The trade show is sold out and we have a waiting list. So many people come from around the state and in neighboring states to visit the trade show.”An adult beef quality assurance session was offered on Friday of the event, with close to 120 participants attending to get or maintain their certification.“Some packers are requiring the cattle that come to their facility are beef quality assurance certified. We have been offering those sessions across the state. This just became effective Jan. 1,” Rittenhouse said. “It is a good thing. It is good for producers to keep consumers happy and to do everything we are supposed to. We just want to make sure we keep track of those things with youth quality assurance and beef quality assurance for adults.”The Expo featured a trade show featuring more than 130 vendors from 16 states and drew a large crowd throughout the show. In addition, a social was hosted for OCA members, volunteers, trade show participants and cattle exhibitors on Thursday, March 14, at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. OCA also held a live auction to raise money for OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) fund.Four breed shows and two breed parades were featured Friday and Saturday, as well as numerous breed displays representing the Angus, Charolais, Dexter, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Miniature Hereford, Murray Grey, Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental breeds. The Genetic Pathway, located in the ShowBloom Breed’s Barn, showcased the industry’s most popular sires and donor prospects on display throughout the weekend. Six breed sales brought in large crowds on Saturday, March 16, selling 345.5 lots with an average price of $3,435 and a gross of $1,186,650.Two recipients were honored with the Friend of the Expo Award for their dedication and contributions to the Expo’s annual success. C.J. Brown of Lindewood, Illinois, and Joe Foster of Plain City, were both honored. Brown owns C.J. Brown studios, where she creates unique prints for numerous cattle associations and companies. C.J. has always been willing to donate to fundraisers and create original artwork for the Ohio Beef Expo, particularly for the Expo’s 30th anniversary in 2017. Foster is a district sales manager for Quality Liquid Feeds, where he oversees sales in Ohio, southern Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia. Foster has been heavily involved with the Expo since nearly the beginning of the event and is currently the vice-chairman of the Trade Show Committee. Throughout the year he is in communication with trade show exhibitors and also works to accommodate them during the event.Junior exhibitors also had the opportunity to attend two fitting and clipping demonstrations and a welcome pizza party. Events continued Saturday with over 475 exhibitors in the showmanship competition, sponsored by Cattle Visions, LLC, Engelhaupt Embroidery and ShowBloom – F.L. Emmert Company. Junior Showmanship was judged by Dan and Jill Harker of Hope, Indiana. The junior portion of the Expo wrapped up Sunday with the junior market animal show and junior heifer show. Amanda Schnoor, California, evaluated the breeding heifers while Dr. Ryan Rathmann, Texas, assessed the market animals. A combined total of nearly 815 head from across the state participated in the two shows. During the junior show, Kinley Kreis, Muskingum County, was awarded the $1,000 Saltwell Expo scholarship, funded by the Saltwell Western Store and Ohio Beef Expo.During the event, OCA volunteers signed up and renewed nearly 200 memberships, including NCBA members. Current or new OCA members also had the opportunity to win some great prizes, including YETI coolers and a wood-pellet fired grill. These drawings were sponsored by the Ohio Corn Marketing Program.A complete list of the event’s sponsors can be found at www.ohiobeefexpo.com. The dates for the 2020 Ohio Beef Expo are March 19 through 22.Visit www.ohiobeefexpo.com for more information as well as complete coverage of the 2019 event.