Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew F2 Logistics whips Foton in PSL opener 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jadambaa (13-5) controlled the majority of the fight taking the match to the mat and he took advantage of a gassed out Kelly (10-5) with just seconds left in the second round.Kelly gave his back to Jadambaa and the Mongolian took advantage by showering the Filipino with punches, prompting the referee to stop the fight 4:58 into the middle round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis was Jadambaa’s first fight in almost two years after he last fought in November 2016 and lost the ONE featherweight title to Marat Gafurov.Kelly has now lost two of his last three fights. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MACAU—Edward Kelly failed to rack up two straight wins after losing to former featherweight champion Narantungalag Jadambaa via technical knockout in the ONE: Pinnacle of Power Saturday at Studio City here in Macau.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Before taking the evening flight to Los Angeles on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao did a four-mile jog in the morning then sparred for eight rounds later, veteran sports scribe Eddie Alinea reported.In California, his camp said there would be no holiday break for Pacquiao. It will be work, work, work all the way to the Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight crown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Truth is there’s neither rust nor evident rush, only renewed intensity.One reason behind this could be the fact that Pacquiao will be fighting a younger, talented and very hungry challenger in Adrien Broner, 29, listed as a four-division world champ who has never suffered a stoppage.But if the fight were held tomorrow, Broner would be at a terrible disadvantage. Unlike Pacquiao, he was still terribly over the limit as bared in the latest video from his training camp in Florida.During his last birthday celebration, Pacquiao, 40, declared he has been feeling young and vigorous as 25.He also vowed to show against Broner the unseen best in his arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweep Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pacquiao readily re-linked with Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the famed Wild Card Boxing gym in Hollywood.Pacquiao was also photographed doing a morning run around the Griffith Park.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 ChrissTo top it all, he did gym work with his son on Christmas Eve.Naturally, there were those who started to suspect Pacquiao could be cramming, rushing to hit peak form. He did not mention specifics, although there were strict orders during earlier training at the Elorde Gym for guests and media to refrain from recording the proceedings.The order, it would be noted, came at a point when his handlers were working to perfect sharp, snappy blows clearly intended for the opponent’s body.Meanwhile, Broner’s chief handler, Kevin Cunningham, said they plan to jam Pacquiao’s fighting rhythm and zero in on his predictable adjustments.It goes without saying that Pacquiao, with that declaration from the opposing camp, can only be expected to come up with a full-proof weaponry, something like a bag of explosives, killer blasts to the body.These new killer blows could only be expected to flash and dig like phantom daggers, thrown from incredible points and angles.Broner better be ready with iron-clad defense of his body.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
Kpekeh Town Community in Lower Johnsonville, Montserrado County, over the weekend suffered two attacks reportedly from marauding armed robbers who, in recent time, were said to have recruited many of their brothers into criminal activities.Police identified two of the suspected robbers as Daniel P. Kolley (aka Bravo), and another one who was also identified only as Philip, alias Moutry. Bravo is the son of a police officer who, shortly after his son and his alleged accomplices were arrested on Saturday night, surfaced at the police station to appeal for the release of his son. The robbers, according to a resident police officer (not named), had in recent times reportedly attacked several business centers, among them women who involved in petty roadside trading.The suspects initially resisted police arrest until police reinforcement, backed by their counterparts from the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency, arrived brought the situation under control.The two alleged ringleaders have meanwhile been detained at the Uptown Police Substation, while undergoing investigation. The Daily Observer gathered yesterday that police assigned at the Uptown detail have already forwarded the suspects to court for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A retired police sergeant will be the keynote speaker at a series of presentations on the risk of driving, entitled “Your Greatest Risk”. Grant Aune, the current President and CEO of Advantage Fleet Services Inc., and a retired RCMP officer of more than 24 years, is regarded as a riveting public speaker, whose message will ring home to anyone who drives, be it professionally, or for work purposes. Aune will be joined by Fort St. John Corporal Tom Woodall, who will give his emotionally charged speech “The Doorbell”, about being the first at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. – Advertisement -The presentations run on Wednesday (already sold out) and Thursday nights this week (May 13th and 14th), at the Lido Theatre. The evenings get underway at 7pm, with tickets available in advance, at Pimm’s Production Equipment (250-787-0808). As well, Aune will instruct a “Standard of Care” workshop, for employers, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, at the Enform Training facility at the Totem Mall. For more information on either the afternoon workshops or evening presentations, call the Enform BC office, at 250-785-6009.Advertisement
0Shares0000Lyon’s forward Houssem Aouar (2ndL) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Amiens December 10, 2017 © AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTIPARIS, France, Dec 10 – Lyon and Marseille kept the pressure firmly on Monaco in the race for Champions League qualification in France as Mario Balotelli fired Nice to another victory on Sunday.Teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, as Lyon came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Amiens and go second on goal difference above both Monaco and Marseille. OM eased to a 3-0 win against a miserable Saint-Etienne side at the Velodrome in Sunday’s late game, with Valere Germain netting twice.That trio are all nine points behind Paris Saint-Germain, who are certain to end the calendar year top of the table after beating Lille 3-1 on Saturday with goals from Angel di Maria, Javier Pastore and Kylian Mbappe.With PSG, who were without the suspended Neymar, huge favourites to win the title, that leaves just two places in next season’s Champions League for the three sides below them.Serge Gakpe had given Amiens the lead against Lyon before Aouar levelled in the 79th minute.The hosts still could have won it, but former Chelsea prodigy Gael Kakuta missed a penalty in the 89th minute and Aouar made him pay as he popped up with the winner at the other end in the fourth minute of added time.“We got a couple of breaks but we did also go looking for the equaliser and then the victory by showing character and rolling our sleeves up,” said the Lyon coach Bruno Genesio, whose side have now claimed five consecutive away league wins.– Germain breaks Marseille duck –It was a sickening finish for Amiens, who have impressed on their debut season in France’s top flight. However, not for the first time security at their Stade de la Licorne was called into question.A part of the 11,500-capacity ground in the northern region of Picardy had to be evacuated before kick-off because strong winds had caused one of the floodlights to become partially detached, posing a security risk.Nice’s forward Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Nantes December 10, 2017 © AFP / LOIC VENANCEAround 500 spectators had to be moved to avoid any threat of the lighting falling on them.At the end of September, 29 Lille supporters were injured as a barrier collapsed while they celebrated their team scoring. That game had to be abandoned.Things were straightforward for Marseille in Sunday’s late match, with Germain finally scoring his first league goals for the club following a summer move from Monaco.He headed in the early opener after Florian Thauvin had flicked on a Dimitri Payet corner. And Thauvin set up Germain to make it 2-0 in the 71st minute after Saint-Etienne’s Ronael Pierre-Gabriel had been sent off.Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos completed a comprehensive win for OM late on, and Marseille are now 12 Ligue 1 games unbeaten. They go to Lyon next weekend.Meanwhile, Balotelli’s superb strike from the edge of the area with quarter of an hour left handed Nice a 2-1 win away to Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.Nantes enjoyed a good start to the season but had won just once in four outings before this game, in which they took an early lead through Yacine Bammou.But Alassane Plea headed Nice back level before the interval and Balotelli won it with his ninth league goal of the campaign.A third straight league win lifts Lucien Favre’s side up into the top half for the first time since early October.Lyon, Marseille and Nice all go into the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League on Monday, while PSG will find out their opponents in the Champions League last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch 1 Stoke striker Peter Crouch is hoping a deal can be agreed to extend his stay at the Britannia Stadium past the end of the season.The ex-England international is out of contract with the Potters in the summer, leading to rumours he could enter talks over a lucrative free transfer oversees.New West Brom boss Tony Pulis, who signed the 6ft 7in frontman from Tottenham for £11million during his time at the Stoke helm, is also thought to be interested in the 6ft 7in frontman, while there were talks of a possible return to former side Queens Park Rangers.However, the journeyman – who has cost more than £43.5million over an eight-club career – has said he would prefer to stay on at the Britannia, with manager Mark Hughes keen to retain him.“I don’t know what will happen in the future but at the moment, for the foreseeable future, I am happy playing for Stoke,” said Crouch.“My contract is up at the end of the season so I don’t know what the future will hold, but at the moment I will just continue to do what I do – that is work hard and hopefully score some goals.”Crouch added: “It is nice to hear when the manager has got belief in you and hopefully I can stay here for a few more years after this.”
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are considerng a move to bring Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu. The flyer moved to Juventus last summer and has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. The La Liga side have a buy-back clause of around £25million. (Daily Express)Carlton Cole insists a shouting match with Sam Allardyce has eased the tension over his failed move from West Ham to West Brom. (Daily Mail)Paul Lambert twice told Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner to sack him. The Villans chief was relieved of his duties earlier this week. (Daily Telegraph)Angel Di Maria’s agent Jorge Mendes insists the Argentina forward is happy at Manchester United – despite being linked with a £60million move to Ligue 1 side PSG. (Daily Express)Manchester City’s Samir Nasri says Chelsea are ‘not special at all’. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Manchester City warned top transfer target will cost them £40millionBlow for Arsenal and Tottenham, boost for Man City as striker hints at Etihad move!Transfer bargain? Liverpool paying £4m for this goalkeeper would be a steal!
0Shares0000The Matabeleland Football Confederacy (MFC) has literally no money: their effort was entirely built on donations and crowd-funding © AFP / Robin MILLARDLondon, United Kingdom, Jun 11 – The Matabeleland soccer team’s dramatic, crowd-funded journey from a dirt field to becoming stars of the sport’s alternative World Football Cup is a mighty contrast with the upcoming billion-dollar bonanza of Russia 2018.The Zimbabwean side won hearts at the London-held tournament for football’s outsiders, thanks to their infectious joy at simply being there — made possible by a shoestring budget of crowd-funding and donations. But as they head home on Monday, the team hopes it was not the pinnacle of their journey but the first step in reinvigorating a region ravaged under the rule of deposed president Robert Mugabe.Matabeleland beat Sri Lankan side Tamil Eelam 1-0 on Saturday to finish 13th in the 16-team CONIFA World Football Cup, an alternative tournament for unrecognised nations, small states and ethnic identities left outside the game’s governing body FIFA.Fuelled by team spirit, with traditional singing and dancing turning their games into carnivals, the side also had some star power to call on, as former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar helped out with coaching duties.Members of the Matabeleland squad go on a sightseeing tour of London on the sidelines of the CONIFA World Football Cup on June 8, 2018 © AFP / Robin MILLARDBut the Matabeleland Football Confederacy (MFC) has literally no money: their effort was entirely built on donations and crowd-funding.“We had two balls, a dirt field and a handful of cones,” said Matabeleland’s unpaid English coach, manager, agent and kit washer Justin Walley, 47, of the time he got on board in October last year.“People have said we have won the tournament, in many ways.”– Spare change bucket –Their grassroots story of amateur endeavour is a timely antidote before the FIFA World Cup extravaganza in Russia.Their return flights to London cost around $18,000; the visas were $5,000, while $7,000 has gone on running costs since October.Their stay in the tournament’s suburban hotel was covered during the competition but the team arrived a day early and stayed on for Sunday night, eating up a few more thousand dollars.Matabeleland’s English coach Justin Walley poses in Trafalgar Square during a sightseeing tour of London on the sidelines of the alternative World Football Cup on June 8, 2018 © AFP/File / Robin MILLARD“We’re pretty close to covering it all in crowd funds,” Walley told AFP.“But we will be back to zero when we go home.”“It would be nice if we had more money so we had something to build upon rather than struggling.”Online sales of the team’s colourful shirts have raised some cash, while a spare change bucket has done the rounds at matches.Walley’s mother has lent the team £2,100 ($2,800), while one fan arranged a fried chicken takeaway for the team’s arrival in London.A brief team sightseeing trip into central London, burning up £200 in Tube tickets, was made possible by a novel idea.When the Chagos Islands stepped in for a friendly fixture on Thursday after Matabeleland’s Isle of Man opponents quit the tournament, Walley auctioned two spots on the substitutes’ bench, raising £330.Grobbelaar, now 60, captained the side.– Liverpool legend –The Zimbabwean side won hearts at the London-held tournament for football’s outsiders, thanks to their infectious joy at simply being there © AFP / Robin MILLARDThe Zimbabwean, who began his career in Matabeleland’s capital Bulawayo, signed up as the goalkeeper coach but then joined the playing squad.When Matabeleland’s World Football Cup dream was threatened by last-minute visa problems, Grobbelaar used his connections to get the Zimbabwean government to pull the necessary levers.“It’s been brilliant having him around the team. He got all the lads boots,” said Walley.“The boys’ eyes are sparkling when he’s involved.”In the early 1980s, tensions flared between Matabeleland’s Ndebele people in Zimbabwe’s southwest, and the wider country’s Shona majority. A campaign of repression on Mugabe’s watch saw tens of thousands killed, while the army disrupted food supplies.“Most of the guys in the team are the first generation descended from survivors” of that violence, said MFC president Busani Sibindi, 34, who started the team in 2016.“This has brought a community together. It has given people hope, faith in themselves and a sense of identity.“It sends a message about the possibilities of healing beyond conflict.”– Better men –Both Sibindi and Walley have noticed a transformation in the players during their six-match World Football Cup experience.Members of the Matabeleland football team take part in a sightseeing tour of London on June 8, 2018 on the sidelines of the CONIFA World Football Cup © AFP / Robin MILLARDThey bounced back from early 6-1 and 5-0 defeats to eventual semi-finalists Padania and Szekely Land, to beat Tuvalu 3-1, triggering joyous celebrations.“Their lives will never be the same again. In terms of life and career development, they will be better men, because we have all learned that you don’t give up,” Sibindi told AFP.Walley said the professional discipline they have adopted will make them more employable outside football.Several players are students, some are in a football academy, one has a print shop and one used to sell peanuts on the street.Captain Praise Ndlovu, 24, said: “It all started as as dream but it managed to become a reality.“This is not the end. We believe this is a stepping stone for something greater.”And the defender, training to become a primary school teacher, added: “We are going back home to make all the necessary corrections.”Walley said football fans worldwide had embraced their ethos.He said: “They see us as representing the way they wish football still was.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Discarded like trash, eight bodies went unnoticed for years in a thicket of trees and scrub on the edge of downtown. When they were discovered in March, nothing remained but bones. Six months later, authorities still know precious little about the skeletons, other than they were white men between the ages of 18 and 49 and died as far back as 1980. Detectives say their best hope for solving the case now rests with a forensic sculptor who will try to reconstruct their faces. Authorities hand-delivered the eight skulls to Sharon Long last month in hopes that her work will help determine their identities. That’s why investigators are depending on Long, 67, of Laramie, Wyo., who has degrees in art and anthropology. She has made busts for the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian, helped reconstruct the faces of mummies and recreated faces of some of the first settlers’ remains discovered at Jamestown. She begins by painting the skulls with latex. “When I peel off the rubber, I have an exact replica of their skull, every little pockmark,” Long said. A plaster bust is then made from the latex mold. Long places eraser tips on 21 points that mark tissue depth and uses clay to form the face. Lips are designed by measuring the front six teeth. “If you have really big teeth, then your lips are going to be thicker,” Long said. The nose can be tricky. She uses the bony protrusion at the base of the nasal cavity to determine form. “If it’s pointing slightly down, the guy’s going to have kind of a hook nose,” she said. For the ears, Long draws a straight line across the head just above the eyebrows. “That’s the top of the ear, and then you draw a line from the bottom of the nostril straight across, and that’s the bottom,” she said. “If you have a short, stocky, stubby nose, your ears are going to be shorter. If you have a big nose, you’ll have bigger ears.” Each face takes up to 70 hours to complete. Once she finishes all eight, police plan to release the images nationwide hoping that someone recognizes them. “I think I’m going to be somewhere between 90 (percent) and 100 percent accurate,” Long said. Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the skeletons are victims of Daniel Conahan, who was sentenced to death in 1999 for the strangulation of a drifter. That man’s body was found in some woods in neighboring Charlotte County. Conahan is also suspected in at least five other slayings of young men dubbed the Hog Trail Murders because of the swampy, wooded locations where the nude bodies were found in the mid-1990s. Those cases remain unsolved. Conahan was also once accused of kidnapping a man in Fort Myers in the early 1990s. The victim accused Conahan of luring him into a wooded area – within miles of where the eight skeletons were found – and trying to strangle him, but he escaped. However, until the skeletal remains are identified, detectives are not questioning Conahan, who maintains his innocence. Fort Myers police have been reluctant to release too many details about the case to avoid scaring residents of this southwest Florida community known for its white sugar-sand beaches and as a warm-weather haven for retirees. Detective Sgt. Jennifer Soto said if the skeletons are the work of a killer, the suspect is likely long gone. “There’s no reason for public alarm,” she said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “When I’m working on them, I’m thinking about that person being loved, loving someone, being born, going to school, going through their lives, because they are real people,” Long said. “It’s a deep emotional thing, especially when the face starts showing up.” A surveyor found the first skeleton. Police soon uncovered seven others nearby. No flesh remained on the bones, which appeared to have been chewed on by animals. There were no clothes or personal items, either. Investigators have weighed a number of theories, including whether the skeletons could be the work of a serial killer or remains dumped by a crooked mortician. A forensics lab in Texas is working to extract DNA from the bones, but until detectives identify the remains, there’s no trail to follow. “Identification is critical. Without that, there really is no investigation,” Detective Barry Lewis said.
Cait with her proud parentsCait Ni Mhordha is certainly a straight A student! Coláiste Ailigh student Cáit made history by becoming the first student from the school to achieve 11 a’s in her junior certificate.Cáit is seen here with her proud parents Joe and Sheila. Congrats to all! CAIT IS A STRAIGHT AAAAAAAAAAA STUDENT! was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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)