Kiyomi Watanabe settled for the Philippines’ first silver medal after she lost in the finals of the women’s -63 kg judo competition in the 2018 Asian Games Thursday at JCC-Plenary Hall in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Abueva antics won’t throw Manuel off his game: ‘I know him too well’ As of posting, the country has four golds, one silver, and 13 bronze medals good for 17th place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Filipino-Japanese bet, who is the gold medalist in the last Southeast Asian Games, faced off against Japan’s Nami Nabekura who was the top judoka in the Asian Championship in 2017.Nabekura scored an early Waza-ari 1:53 into the fight and finally got the Ippon (10-0) after another Waza-ari with 3:21 on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Watanabe advanced to the finals after a 1s1 win against Mongolia’s Gankhaich bold in the semifinals.Watanabe’s silver medal is the Philippines’ first podium finish in judo in the Asian Games since the sport was included in the continental games in 1986. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins
Mr. Johnson Paul, a Nigerian accused of entering the county with 795 kilo grams of heroin valued as US$23,250 last Thursday, January 16, appeared at the Monrovia City Court, at the Temple of Justice. Defendant Paul was said to have swallowed the drug in Pakistan with the intention of smuggling it into this country, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).He was charged with ‘unlawful possession and distribution of illegal substances and drug trafficking.It is not clear whether the defendant was released on Thursday or remanded to the Monrovia Central Prison, where he has been detained since his arrest on January 11 of this year. The crimes are bailable under our Law.Though, the status of his case is unknown, he was seen sitting on the prisoners’ bench in the courtroom, along with other accused; he was apparently waiting for his lawyer to secure a bail bond for his release.His arrest had been effected by the DEA on January 11, around 4:10P.M at the RIA.Mr. Paul is charged in violation of Section 41.23, of the Public Health Law of Liberia.During preliminary investigation, it was established that defendant Paul was contacted by cell-number #+923065908794, belonging to one John Okarfor in Pakistan. His assignment was to secure the substance and bring it to Liberia, this paper was told.The DEA said that it was Okarfor who instructed defendant Paul to deliver the heroine to another Nigerian, identified as “50-50” who resides in Liberia.Upon Paul’s arrival in Liberia, “50-50” was to immediately contact cell number #0880531354.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Youths living in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) believe teen abstinence is the best way of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This revelation was made during a two-day HIV/AIDS workshop held at Airy Hall by the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS). The sessions were organised by the Essequibo Coast Dharmic Najauwan.During in-depth group discussions, facilitator Nazim Hussain discussed the epidemic of HIV/AIDS and how it can be spread. During group sessions several of those participating revealed that in their opinion, teen abstinence was the best way of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.During discussion, one of the youths, Sarah Sookdeo, said teenagers need to abstain although it could be quiet challenging.Stop the spread of HIV! Essequibo Coast teens who participated in the HIV/AIDS workshopSome of the reasons highlighted why teens should choose abstinence included waiting until they feel ready for the emotional and physical aspects of sex, avoiding the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), wanting to have fun without the pressures and concerns of sexual involvement, pursuing other interests such as sports or academics, moral or religious beliefs that teen abstinence is the best choice.Youths also highlighted that some of the benefits of abstinence include avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, avoid unplanned pregnancy, not getting a bad reputation, avoid some of the emotional consequences of teen sex, especially if the relationship does not work out, including feeling hurt, used, lonely, angry or depressed. The youths are therefore calling on other teenagers to help in the fight against HIV and to spend time with people who support their standards and to focus on the non-sexual sides of romance.
…Govt blamed for non-interventionThe Linden to Lethem trail has returned to its deplorable state just about two weeks after it had been repaired. The trail is flooded and breakages at major intervals are causing it to be almost impassible once again.This minibus transporting passengers to Mahdia stopped and occupants were forced to brave the flood and assist the driverResidents of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), who face the brunt of the challenges associated with the state of the trail, are pleading with the authorities to offer a long-term solution to this issue.The residents accused the Government of neglect as they have made countless calls for intervention but haven’t even received a response from the subject Ministry.Further, the road users alleged that a major contributing factor to this issue is the awarding of contracts to inexperienced contractors. Orlando Phillips, a bus operator who also resides in Mahdia, told Guyana Times on Sunday that if the Government steps in and awards a contract to a reputable contracting firm, the road can be fixed for the long term.“These fly by night contracting companies that the Government giving contract to is the problem. They don’t know anything about road works. Somebody should be investigating these people and monitoring them because is we the people left to suffer,” he noted.On Friday last, a minibus became fastened in a ditch on the flooded terrain for several hours. A passenger, Raymond Charles, that was in the minibus at the time reached out to Guyana Times. He explained that the trip, which usually takes seven hours is now 10 1/2 hours due to the deteriorated state of the roadway. He said that the bus, after being stuck, remained in the position for about two hours as the passengers came out to assist the driver in getting it out of the ditch.“It’s very frustrating and overwhelming. Getting in and out of here is a task and its right there evident. No one is making this stuff up, the videos and images are plastered on social media every day and nothing is being done. The Administration don’t care about the people up here. The road fix about two weeks ago and that brought us a few days of relief but now we are back at square one, it’s the Ministry responsible for this…they need to intervene now,” he said.Meanwhile, another resident and Councillor of Mahdia, Davo Ramphal, who also spoke to this publication, highlighted the agony he faced travelling into Mahdia on Thursday last. He said the journey took 11 1/2 hours, some 4 hours more than the trip usually takes. He said the passengers were forced to endure the minibus being stuck at various intervals along the trail. This resulted in the exhausted passengers having to disembark the minibus and plough through mud and floodwaters to offer the driver some assistance in getting out of those ditches to continue the journey to Mahdia.Ramphal said that the current state of the road is due to the Administration giving contracts to friends and family who do not own the necessary machinery and equipment and who do not possess the relevant experience for conducting such works and as such, substandard works are being done. “The Administration giving contracts to party people that do not even own a spade or a shovel. They are giving these contracts to persons that don’t have tools and what happens is that the contractors receive the money to do nothing and residents are left to suffer the consequence and nobody cares,” he said.Road users, particularly minibus operators, plying the trail have been complaining of the deteriorated condition of the trail which had become almost impassible over the past few months.Just recently, rehabilitation works were done on the Linden to Lethem road. The remedial works which commenced on June 23 and completed on June 28, 2019, was expected to bring relief to minibus operators and passengers who traverse the trail, however, it lasted all of about two weeks.The works were done on certain patches and major holes were filled. This was confirmed by the Mayor of the mining town, David Adams, who told Guyana Times that the works were done by the Regional Administration of Region Eight and vehicles are now able to reach into Mahdia.He added, however, that due to the persistent heavy showers and the heavy-duty trucks traversing the area, he is unsure of how long the works would suffice.He noted that the works have brought significant relief to the road users that have been suffering in the recent months.
0Shares0000Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard scored the opening goal at Newcastle (AFP Photo/Lindsey PARNABY)NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Aug 26 – Chelsea required an own goal from Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin to maintain their 100 percent start to the Premier League season as the Blues ground out a 2-1 win at St James’ Park on Sunday.Yedlin deflected Marcos Alonso’s shot into his own net in the 87th minute to settle a match that had threatened to end in frustration for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Earlier, Chelsea needed a penalty from Eden Hazard to finally breach a black and white wall erected by manager Rafa Benitez, whose defensive approach succeeded for 76 minutes.The Newcastle manager acknowledged the massive gap in quality between the two sets of players, packing his defence and granting Chelsea the ball for 80 percent of the game.It was possession that they were unable to turn into goals until Fabian Schar’s challenge on Spanish defender Alonso produced a penalty.Newcastle responded with a goal from Joselu in a rare attack and looked set to steal a point before Chelsea’s last-gasp winner made it three successive victories for the Blues.Benitez will say his approach was justified and it acknowledged the gap in quality between the two squads.Before this game he earmarked Sarri’s team as genuine title candidates and even gave them the edge over Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, so Benitez was never likely to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea.Jorginho, a player Benitez bought while he was in charge of Napoli, prompted intelligently in midfield and Hazard, starting for the first time this season, twisted and turned as he probed for a gap in Newcastle’s defence that often featured nine men in front of keeper Martin Dubravka.But too often, Chelsea failed to find a way through and were particularly frustrated in the first 45 minutes.Hazard placed two shots wide, while Antonio Rudiger and Pedro was also off-target before Pedro finally forced Dubravka to make a save.– Dramatic finish –It was a satisfying half for Benitez, who saw his side create two opportunities on the break when Kepa Arrizabalaga had to save from Jacob Murphy and Salomon Rondon wasted an excellent chance by heading wide.At the interval, Newcastle must have sensed they could collect at least a point, a target that appeared to be more difficult before the start when Benitez was forced to rule out two of his most influential players, Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey.The official line was that both were injured, although there were unconfirmed rumours that a training ground argument between Lascelles and Benitez had prompted the manager to leave him out.Benitez insisted, however: “Shelvey has been playing with pain, we tell him you cannot carry on with pain because it will stop him. Jamaal came in with ankle problem.”It meant four of Newcastle’s summer signings were starting a game for the first time in a line-up and two of them — Schar and Federico Fernandez — were at the heart of Newcastle’s defence.Both performed well, particularly in the second half when the pattern was the same but Chelsea delivered more crosses towards Alvaro Morata as they started to run out of patience.Rudiger almost made the breakthrough when he powered a shot against the bar in the 72nd minute, shortly before Hazard’s penalty.Even the most optimistic Newcastle supporter must have feared the worst, but Joselu’s 83rd minute header offered them hope before Chelsea won it in dramatic fashion.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Hundreds of local third-graders learned how today’s scientists explore the invisible universe at a special presentation this morning at the Shannon Center by Caltech astronomer Michelle Thaller. Thaller, who travels widely and recently came back from a trip to Alaska, talked to students about infrared technology, and how heat-detecting cameras have helped astronomers find more stars and planets over the years. For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
A young woman has revealed how she lost grip of a man’s jumper just a split second before he was struck by a speeding rally car.Richard O’Donnell was killed instantly as he tried to cross a country road during the Donegal International Rally.An inquest into the 18-year-old’s death revealed how he had only jumped over a gate and was on a road for two seconds before being struck by the Fiesta SR rally car which was traveling at speeds of up to 103kph. The victim was thrown through the air and landed 60 metres away after the tragedy on June 14th, 2008.Eye-witness Laura Cole had traveled to see the rally with the victim and some other friends.They found a suitable location in a field in a Ballyare, outside Ramelton on the 11th stage of the rally known as Carnhill.However after he had watched the first 20 cars dive by, Richard O’Donnell decided he wanted to move to another stage at a different location. Ms Cole revealed how she followed the victim who jumped over a gate as another friend called to him.“A marshall blew a whistle and I grabbed Richard by his jumper to stop him going on. But I lost grip on his jumper and I heard another friend Gary shouting at him.“All I remember was seeing him going up in the air and I fell back in shock. I didn’t go near the body,” she said.Chief medical officer at the rally, Dr Pauric Conneally, attended the victim but said he died instantly and pronounced Richard of Jeffrson’s Court, Strabane, Co Tyrone dead at 3.30pm.Garda witnesses told Letterkenny Coroner’s Court that Welsh rally-driver Elfyn Evans (left) did brake and was slowing down trying to avoid Mr O’Donnell. The court also heard that there was only a 30 second stop-gap between drivers because of an earlier delay.Another eye-witness Darren Coyle revealed how people were shouting at the victim to get off the road just seconds before he was hit.“I saw a young lad climbing over the field and he had a bottle of beer in his hand. I saw him run across the road.“The crowd was shouting at him to get off the road. He was looking up the road so he would never have seen the rally car coming. There was nothing the drive could have done to avoid him – he ran into his path,” he said. Stage commander of the rally Andrew Frater said he was satisfied that all marshals were experienced and used their whistles to inform spectators that cars were on their way.The driver of the rally car, Elfyn Evans, said he saw a person on the road and tried to avoid him.“I saw a 400 metre straight ahead of me and I was in fifth gear. Suddenly a person appeared in front of me and appeared to stagger.“As he came from the left I went to the right but he kept coming across to me. I was up against a hedge and I couldn’t avoid him,” he said.Pathologist Catriona Dillon revealed how the victim had multiple injuries and fractures when she examined him.However she said the fatal injury was as a result of the brainstem being severed from the spinal chord.She also revealed that there was also evidence of severe alcohol intoxication in the body.Dr Dillon concluded that death was as a result of injuries sustained from a road traffic accident.Coroner John Cannon said it appeared the victim was almost across the road and “on dry land” but turned back for some reason.The jury found in accordance with the Coroner’s direction that death was in accordance with the medical evidence due to a road traffic accident.They also added a ‘rider’ asking all spectators of all sports to take extra care and obey all signs and safety regulations at events.Coroner Canon said “This was a very sad event. Why he decided to cross the road at such a hazardous location we will never know.”A spokesperson for the O’Donnell asked the organisers of car rallies to assist spectators as much as they can.“Richard was a very keen rally supporter but made a bad decision. There was a very short time between the two cars which was very unusual and we know the car behind was quieter.“We feel the rally should assist the spectators as best they can. It is very noisy at rally and the cars come too quick and you might make a misjudgement,” he said.‘I TRIED TO GRAB DONEGAL RALLY FAN JUST A SECOND BEFORE HE WAS KILLED’ – FRIEND TELLS COURT was last modified: June 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:Coroner’s Courtdonegal rallydonegal rally deahtfan killedinquestrichard o’donnell
Donegal star Karl Lacey is in line to finish off an unbelievable after being short-listed for the Sports Person of the Year Award.But perhaps the Four Masters man may have the inside line with RTE’s Marty Morrissey. Simply click the video to play. Karl was nominated today for the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year and Donegal was nominated for RTE Sports Team of the Year.DDTV – LACEY DOES HIS HOMEWORK ON RTE’S MARTY AHEAD OF SPORTSTAR AWARDS! was last modified: December 11th, 2012 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:karl laceyMarty Morrissey
Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Jacqueline Floyd, ticket selling agent, Floyds, Main Street, Co. Donegal; Eamon Foy, the winning player; Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, The National Lottery and Paul Floyd, ticket selling agent.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyEamon Foy from Inver, was jumping for joy after scooping €20,000 on Saturday night.He also won a city break, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event which was held at Lough Eske Castle.Donegal’s love affair with National Lottery games continues after a spate of successes over the last year and continued with Eamon’s fantastic success at the weekend. Well done Eamon and spend it wisely. 🙂 DONEGAL MAN SCOOPS €20,000 ON MONEY SPINNER EVENT AT LOUGH ESKE CASTLE was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featureslotto winLough Eske Castlenews€20K
FEATURES: Are you are finding it hard to cope? – Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness or panic attacks?GROW offers a Weekly Support Group and Recovery Programme which helps people to overcome their problems in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental environment. GROW Support Groups are held weekly in the following area Letterkenny – Cheshire Apartments, Long lane. Monday – 8 pmDungloe – District Day Centre. Monday – 7.30 pmStranorlar – Family Enrichment Centre. Tuesday – 7.30 pm Donegal town- Day Hospital. Tuesday – 7.30pmBuncrana – IDP Building.- Tuesday – 7.30 pmSligo – St Michael’s Family Life Centre. Tuesday – 10.30 am– NEW GROUP OPENED IN CARNDONAGHCarndonagh – Milltown House , Tulnaree Wednesday – 8 pmSligo – St Michael’s Family Life Centre Wednesday – 7.30 pm Killybegs – Niall Mór Centre Thursday – 7.30 pmFor confidential enquiries: 086-7702860/ 074 91 61628ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO COPE? GROW SUPPORT GROUPS CAN HELP was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featuresnews