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 The metropolitan government now faces little margin for error in managing the situation, as long delays in facility construction are unacceptable due to the period of preparation required for the Games.The Japan News/Asia News NetworkA senior metropolitan government official expressed concern, referring to a scandal that emerged on Oct. 16 in which KYB Corp., a major oil damper maker in Minato Ward, Tokyo, and its subsidiary falsified test data for seismic isolation and vibration control dampers.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 Chriss“With the tight construction schedule, it’s a totally unexpected situation for us,” the official said. “We must immediately take measures to deal with the problem.”A total of 32 dampers that may not meet government standards have already been installed at the Olympic Aquatics Center in Koto Ward, Tokyo, which will host swimming events for the Games. The dampers may need to be replaced if future inspections confirm test data for the devices was fabricated. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Resumption of construction stalledMeanwhile, Ariake Tennis Park in Koto Ward, Tokyo, which will host tennis and wheelchair tennis events, has been affected by the collapse of a contractor overseeing its renovation.M-Tec Co., a Saitama-based construction company, undertook a roughly ¥1.6 billion joint venture project to convert the park into Olympic and Paralympic venues, including the construction of 17 outdoor tennis courts and installation of lighting. It began work on the project in October last year.According to the metropolitan government and others, however, M-Tec filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors under the Civil Rehabilitation Law with the Tokyo District Court on Oct. 1. However, it then went through bankruptcy proceedings as it was unable to find supporting companies. The renovation work has been suspended since Oct. 1.The renovation was initially scheduled to be completed in late July next year. The Japan Open Tennis Championships, an international competition, and the All Japan Tennis Championships are scheduled to be held at the venue in autumn of next year, with the latter billed as a test event for the 2020 Games.“It will become an international problem if those events are affected,” said a Japan Tennis Association official who met with the metropolitan government on Friday. “I asked [the metropolitan government] to absolutely avoid delays [in the renovation work].”The metropolitan government plans to select a new contractor through rebidding and other means, seeking to resume the project as quickly as possible.According to a metropolitan government official, however, work cannot be restarted due to an asset protection order from the Tokyo District Court that bans the removal of construction and other materials from the site.“We want to resume construction as soon as possible, but we’re jammed because there’s no timeline for when the order will be lifted,” a metropolitan government official said. Lee, Cansino lead UST over UE Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Japan News/Asia News NetworkTOKYO — The construction of facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has run into trouble following the emergence of unexpected difficulties this month.The Tokyo metropolitan government is in a bind over how to address the problems, which include the collapse of a contractor renovating a tennis facility and revelations that seismic isolation and vibration control devices for a swimming pool facility may not meet government standards.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The metropolitan government is urging KYB to conduct safety inspections on the dampers as soon as possible, but the inspection schedule and how to implement the checks have yet to be decided.The metropolitan government plans to conduct its own safety inspections with a third-party organization present.“Even if the maker responsible for the data falsification told us [the dampers] are safe, we can’t trust them,” a senior metropolitan government official said. “We cannot waste even a single day.”Completion of the Olympic Aquatics Center was previously expected to be postponed from an initial date of December 2019 to February 2020 to clean up soil found to be contaminated during construction.Among the metropolitan government’s newly constructed facilities, the Olympic Aquatics Center is set to be the last to be completed. 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Dear Friends,I have been inspired so deeply that I can’t restrain myself but to voice out what I have in mind. Although I am not perfect, but I am trying to work on myself so I can be favored by the Lord.Friends, I am taking the liberty of writing these lines of encouragement, hoping that there will be some positive alterations in our behaviors as young people considered as future leaders.Fellow young brothers and sisters, I noticed that our activities these days have become so secular and we have indulged ourselves in sinful pleasures. I say this with heavy heart, that we have become utterly impious and have no fear at all.To be frank, yes, we talk and behave like people who belong to themselves and not owned by anyone. This is the reason why our lives are been short like a candle light because we are not afraid of anyone including our own parents. We lack civility and sometimes act like we are possessed by some fiends.We give names to ourselves and act according to them, cut our hairs like notorious criminals. I don’t really know what spirit has taken over us these days. Our dress code has become one major problem, too, all is secular.Fellow young brothers and sisters, I beseech you all to please desist. This a time to know that we are owned by someone and that person wants us to do what He likes so that we can live longer as He promises us.My mind is filled with hope and pleasure and very optimistic that there will be some positive changes in our behaviors after the reading of this inspirational note.Finally friends, after reading this note please pray this prayer aloud:Angels east, angels west, north and south do your best and tell your Boss to please help us change our vile behaviors as young people. We know that we have gone against your time without number. We also pray for the immediate stoppage of the secular and sinful pleasures we have indulged ourselves into. We pray for longevity so that we may be able our country to the next level.Thanks you Lord Jesus because we know that we have already been forgiven despite our past problems, in Jesus’ special name, AmenOne of Your Affectionate brothers, Alayea S. CooperContact # 0886-259262Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…4 homelessFour persons are now homeless after an afternoon fire flattened their Lot 63 Phase One, Good Hope Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, home.The blaze started at about 14:00h on Saturday. At the time, an elderly man who lives in the house with his son, daughter-in-law and 11-month-old grandchild were at home alone.Guyana Times understands that the elderly man stays in the back section of the wooden house and it was there that the fire started.When this newspaper visited the scene, the fire was already extinguished and none of the occupants of the destroyed house was there. Neighbours said they had gone to the Police Station.The Good Hope, ECD house that was raised by fire on SaturdayNevertheless, Guyana Times was told that neighbours noticed the blaze and subsequently saw the elderly man running out of the building. The Fire Service was summoned and arrived promptly, thus they were able to put out the fire.This is the fourth fire for the week. On Friday, two families were rendered homeless in two separate fires in Georgetown. A fire suspected to have been caused by a faulty electrical connection broke out at the Lot 6 Company Park, Yarrow Dam, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown leaving 65-year-old Hermon Norton and his, wife Geeta Norton, 63, without a roof over their heads.Meanwhile, a family of three of Lot 35 West La Penitence, Georgetown, lost everything in a fire suspected to be as a result of arson.Additionally, on Tuesday last, over two dozen persons were left homeless after an early morning fire ripped through three houses in Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown, flattening them and partly destroying a fourth.
Fifty-five women from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) were on Sunday evening awarded for their achievements and contributions to society at a gala award ceremony organised by the National Congress of Women (NCW).The event, which was organised by Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Adams-Yearwood, was hosted at the Watooka Complex in Linden in honour of International Women’s Day which was observed on March 8.It saw women, including taxi drivers, seamstresses, butchers, newspaper vendors, farmers, security officers and NCW Committee members being awarded trophies and gifts.Speaking at the event, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally applauded Minister Yearwood and the NCW for recognising the achievements of women-folk.In this light, she said all must remember the importance of re-doubling efforts in making women’s equality a reality. This, she noted, should be done by ensuring that all women have access to education, decent work and equal pay.“It means removing structural barriers, the discriminatory institutions and gender stereotypes and practices which prevent women from fulfilling their economic, social and political rights,” the Minister stated.She also made the call for more women to be involved in politics in order to have a voice in decisions which affect their lives. The Minister further stressed the importance of ensuring that women have freedom from violence, access to healthcare and the ability to make their own decisions regarding sexual and reproductive health. Pointing to the important role of empowerment, she also noted that there is still a great deal to be achieved.“We need more women to be trailblazers in order to build a more equal society…As we press for progress, let the challenge for this year be to make the women of the past proud, the women of the current inspired and the women of the future envisioned.”Additionally, the Minister said International Women’s Day provides a great opportunity to reignite, inspire and channel women’s equality for the future.“Let us press for progress…” she noted as she called on all women to stand up and be counted “Let us work to bridge the gap of rural and urban women,” she said.Meanwhile, Chairman of NCW, Region 10, Denise Belgrave also stressed that empowering women is necessary in achieving gender equality. She noted that societies flourish when women are given equal respect and are not taken for granted. In pointing to the achievements of women, she said the face of the work arena has changed over the years since women are now taking up jobs in a wide variety of fields.“Today’s women realise their strengths and abilities and step out to contribute immensely to their society…I feel that women should always be honoured because they are individuals with their own identity, they contribute equally to the betterment of society…This day is significant as we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and personal achievements of women,” Belgrade said.She stressed that every day should be dedicated to celebrating women.The women were also treated to entertaining performances by Vision of All Female Band, Pastor Richard McDonald and singer Ronnel Gonsalves among others. Two of the women receiving awards on Sunday evening
The game had few chances, with both sides lacking the creativity in the final third. Stima had the first chance of the game in the 14th minute when Baron Oketch’s sweeping cross from the left was missed by Wesley Kemboi inside the box with Erastus Mburu landing it at the back post but his shot was over.Stima came close five minutes later when Junior Mukisa’s well weighted shot from 20 yards off an Oketch cross came off the upright after evading keeper Emery Mvuyekure’s reach.Stima kept Tusker on the back foot and were threatening especially with Luke Ochieng’s long throws, but they were kept out by Mvuyekure who read all of them well.Tusker struggled to create chances and Odhiambo was left without much to do on the other side.The visitors had another chance three minutes to time when James Ogada’s improvised backheel off a Mburu corner was saved by a fully stretched Mvuyekure.Western Stima striker Wesley Kemboi shields the ball under pressure from Tusker FC defender Brian Odhiambo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the start of the second half, Tusker boss Robert Matano rang the changes, Timothy Otieno and Paul Kamau both coming off after picking up injuries in the first half and in their places, the tactician handed debuts to new signings David Majak and Tom Adwar.The brewers were more creative and nine minutes in, they should have been one up when Jackson Macharia flicked Sidney Ochieng through, but the midfielder saw his shot saved by Odhiambo who threw his body nicely on the ground.But, Tusker were 1-0 up two minutes later when Muchiri broke the offside trap after Eric Ambunya floated the ball into the box, taking a low shot that slithered through the legs of keeper Odhiambo.Just after conceding Stima’s day worsened when influential defender Ochieng had to go out after picking a knee injury and his place was taken by David Ojwang.Stima kept the push dumping balls into the Tusker box. They had a decent chance in the 70th minute when they won a freekick in a good scoring range, but Mukisa curled the effort over. Three minutes later though, they were level.Laban Gambareko who had spent less than a minute on the pitch was brought down inside the box by Brian Odhiambo. Keeper Odhiambo, a former Tusker player, step up and sent his opposite number thr wrong way to draw parity.Tusker should have grabbed the lead back in the 80th minute when Macharia cited keeper Odhiambo off his line, but his lob came off the underside of the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima striker Baron Oketch shields the ball under pressure from Tusker FC defender Eric Ambunya during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 3 – Samuel Odhiambo scored against his former employers slotting home a 73rd minute penalty as Western Stima came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon.Boniface Muchiri had broken the deadlock for the brewers in the 56th minute before Odhiambo stepped up from the penalty spot to restore parity.
Letterkenny man Roger Holmes is cycling across America in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. This is the latest dispatch from his blogEverything is going well and I’m on course to arrive in New York City in mid August. I will be announcing plans for the final leg from Letterkenny to Dublin shortly. I just dont have the time to plan it right now.Following my fall in The Rockies, my hip is still sore, but thankfully it is not now holding me back. Ive noticed numbness in my hands and arms so I have been making adjustments to the saddle and handlebars to try and change my riding position.Thankfully I finally seem to have figured out a good food and hydration routine. Peanut butter is my new snack of choice. Its light but gives great energy. Its so important to get some protein on board in the evenings to try to help the thigh muscles recover. Blogging and Social Media etc take up a lot of time, but its necessary to raise funds. If you go quiet the donations dry up. Ive had to cut back considerably however. Sometimes my updates and photos are a couple of days late, but it just cant be helped.The mornings are tough going. My body just wants to rest but once Im showered and have eaten its fine. It took me a long time to find a good pace to start each day with. It really is an endurance test in so many ways.When I finish a days cycling, all I want to do is sleep, but there is so much that has to be done. Finding a place to stay, getting food, washing out my cycling clothes and getting electronics charged up takes a lot of time. Most nights when I go through that routine I just fall asleep and cant believe how quickly the morning comes. Then the whole thing starts all over again.Missouri was amazing. I rode The Katy Trail all the way across the state, and even met the Governor and his wife along the way!Im through another stateline now and currently in Illinois. Im hoping to be in Indiana soon. Kentucky and Ohio should be straightforward, but rolling Pennsylvania is going to be a real sting in the tail. Its a huge state with lots of climbs.For now though, Peggy and I are going well and clocking up the miles. I focus every day on the present moment. If the mind wanders the enormity of the challenge can become very daunting. People ask me all the time about the elections and stuff that has been in the media this summer. I just play dumb. Im just an Irishman on a bike trying to raise money for a cancer charity.Id like to thank everyone who has donated, and ask others to consider supporting this great charity.www.gofundme.com/TransAtlanticCycleIm really looking forward to some good tea, my own bed and seeing everyone back home in Drumardagh.Cyclist Roger is on course to reach NY in coming days was last modified: August 2nd, 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) Tags:AmericacycleRoger Holmes
Gardaí feared for their safety after being led on a high-speed chase along side roads outside Letterkenny.James Clarke (55) of Magherahane, Raphoe, was not present in Letterkenny District Court to answer charges arising out of the incident on Monday, July 24, 2017. A report of a black Opel Corsa driving erratically on the N14 from Lifford to Letterkenny was made to Letterkenny Garda Station. Garda Glennon and Garda Murphy responded to the call.Garda Glennon said he came across the vehicle at 2.10am and noted how it was ‘veering from side to side’.“I pulled the patrol car left onto the hard shoulder in case the vehicle collided with the patrol car,” he said.“I did a u-turn and came behind it at Raymochy. It was veering over and back, across the hard shoulder and a short distance across the white line.”Garda Glennon activated the blue lights and siren, but the car failed to stop and took a left turn at Pluck. During the pursuit, the Gardaí alerted the control room and Sergeant Barrett proceeded towards their location in the patrol van.“As we approached the Trimragh junction, Sergeant Barrett had the van pulled across the junction with the blue lights activated, but a very short distance prior to it, at the last second, he (Clarke) veered left and continued in the direction of Dromore,” Garda Glennon said.“He continued to drive erratically on a very minor road with sharp turns and blind corners.“There are a number of speed bumps and he continued to drive at 60-70km/ph. He almost lost control and collided with a ditch at one point.”At the junction at Drummany, at the bottom of Lurgybrack, Sergeant Barrett had the road blocked off with the van, but Clarke ‘swerved onto the grass verge’ to get around the van.The pursuit continued on the N13 towards Ballybofey before Gardaí booked the Corsa in at Listillion.Clarke accelerated in an attempt to get through the gap between the van and car, colliding with the Garda car in the process.“I could feel the force the engine was revving at as he was stuck against the wing,” Garda Glennon said.“He was revving as high as he could go. Garda Murphy exited the patrol car. I shouted to Garda Murphy to get back. I was concerned he’d get crushed between the two cars. Garda Murphy managed to open the door and pull out the car key.”Gardaí detected a strong smell of intoxicating liquor from Clarke, who was handcuffed and arrested.Clarke informed Gardaí that he could not provide a breath sample due to a breathing difficulty. A doctor, Aikaterini Laguoumit, arrived from NowDoc and Clarke questioned the doctor’s qualification.Garda O’Hanlon said Clarke became ‘very red faced and abusive’ while in custody.Damage totalling €1,922 was found on the patrol car, though some of that was damage to the rear of the vehicle from an unrelated incident.Judge Paul Kelly convicted Clarke in his absence and issued a bench warrant for sentencing.Garda feared colleague would be ‘crushed’ after high-speed chase was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Garda GlennonGarda MurphyGardaiJames ClarkeJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtRaphoe
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Meanwhile, the Apaches defense continues to wreak havoc. They forced four first-half turnovers against Centennial and held them to minus-1 yard on the ground. “I’ve been super proud of our effort, especially on the defensive end,” Dimalante said. “Audarrius is a big part of our team, but the guys have rallied in his absence and have been flying on defense.” To Bailey’s credit, he hasn’t been a distraction. Instead, he’s been on the sidelines cheering his teammates, and has even walked over and whispered suggestions to his coach. “It was a tough decision (to bench Bailey), but he was positive and understood it,” Dimalante said. “He didn’t pout. He’s a leader and has been one the last two years. He was out shagging balls, and I know it was tough for him to watch his team struggle against St. Francis. “But that’s all behind us now. We’ll go forward, and to be honest, the outlook is real exciting.” There was some joking that the unofficial Rio Hondo league champion last year was La Salle, since it beat RHL co-champion La Canada, 28-19, and thumped San Marino, 38-0. After beating the Titans again on Saturday, 38-6, the Lancers are 3-0 against RHL teams since last season, and play at Temple City on Friday. They finish their nonleague schedule against La Canada (2-0) on Oct. 7. What would it mean to go 5-0 against RHL teams in two years? Well, coach Ealar Gallagher doesn’t like thinking about it … yet. “We have two big games coming up, starting with Temple City, which has looked great on defense, even though they have two losses,” Gallagher said. “And that running back (Rams’ Tsun Shin Tsai) is extremely tough. You can’t just put a hand on him, you have to wrap him up, and teams have had problems doing it. “And we all know that La Canada was good last year and is even better this year.” Gallagher admits, however, that his players look forward to facing RHL teams. “Oh, for sure,” Gallagher said. “There are a lot of natural rivalries because a lot of our players grew up with players at those schools. And historically, the Rio Hondo League has always been tough, so it says a lot about our football team if we can compete with them.” On a sour note, in San Marino’s loss to the Lancers on Saturday, senior quarterback Chris Yortsos broke his leg in the second quarter and will not return for at least six weeks. — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While the Apaches (1-1) could have used Bailey in the season opening 17-12 loss to St. Francis, they also showed they can play well enough without him during Friday’s 51-12 victory over Compton Centennial. Backup Dean Carraza, who struggled against the Golden Knights, rebounded to score three touchdowns, and rushed for 59 yards on only nine carries against Centennial. In all, six different Apaches ran the ball in Friday’s win, accumulating 202 yards. After serving a two-game suspension for violating team rules over the summer, Pacific League Co-MVP Audarrius Bailey returns to Arcadia High School for Friday’s home game against Bell Gardens (2-0). “Everyone is real excited about having Audarrius back,” Apaches coach Jon Dimalante said of his senior running back. “What makes football fun is winning, and he’s going to increase our chances of winning every week.”
SAN FRANCISCO – The Bush administration urged a federal appeals court here Thursday to overturn a judge’s decision nullifying a congressional ban on a type of late-term abortion. The arguments came weeks after the administration asked the Supreme Court, with newly installed Chief Justice John Roberts, to review an identical case in which a Nebraska judge and another federal appeals court had nullified the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. A third case on the same topic is pending a decision before a New York federal appeals court. The cases could thrust the high court into the abortion debate as Congress and the public are mulling President George W. Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. At issue in all three appeals is a procedure carried out in the second trimester that is banned by Congress even though doctors claim it is safer than those allowed under the 2003 abortion law. The law never went into force as judges in San Francisco, Nebraska and New York said it was unconstitutional for a variety of reasons, including that it limited a women’s right to choose. Whether partial-birth abortion is ever medically necessary was at the center of the debate because the Supreme Court struck down Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion law in 2000 because it did not include an exception to preserve a woman’s life or health. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The law allows a doctor to “disarticulate” or cut up the fetus before it is removed from the woman. In the banned procedure, the living fetus is partially removed from the womb, and its skull is punctured or crushed. The government argued to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that Congress found the procedure never is medically necessary, and therefore a woman’s options for an abortion are not limited. Judge Sidney Thomas wondered whether Congress’ “findings matter at all” given the conflicting testimony of doctors in the lower courts. Judge William Fletcher said a doctor may end up performing the banned method during an abortion “in order to do it properly” and “for the health of the woman.” In response, Gregory Katsas, assistant United States attorney, said “there are medical arguments on both sides.” But he added that the judiciary should defer to “congressional findings” that the banned procedure is not medically necessary. Planned Parenthood Federation of America attorney Eve Gartner argued that if the act was reinstated, it would have a “significant chilling effect” on doctors, who might stop doing abortions.
OAKLAND — The Raiders could be staying for one more season in Oakland, as talks have resumed with Coliseum officials, according to an ABC7 News report Friday.ABC7 reported the team and Coliseum officials have resumed talks for the first time since December about playing its final season in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas.Owner Mark Davis stopped talks with Oakland after the city filed a lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL over the move to Las Vegas. The team’s new stadium in Las Vegas …