Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “If I don’t see this match as special it’s because I don’t love this sport and I don’t appreciate the story of this sport,” Nadal said after reaching the semi-final showdown with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2) victory over Karen Khachanov.“It’s not my case,” he said. “Of course it’s a special match.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFederer, who defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals, feels the same, saying the contrast in styles and personality between himself and Nadal lend spice to their history.“The way we go about it is very different, yet we both find a way to excel,” Federer said. “The way he came up was very clay-court based, and I was apparently very grass-court based, and we both found our ways also on the other surface,” Federer said. “It’s been quite a journey with Rafa side by side.” UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU sweeps first round; NU comes in 2nd Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Just hours earlier Federer had looked forward to the chance to take on a healthy Nadal, after similar knee trouble spelled the end of the Spaniard’s US Open campaign last year, and his US Open campaign last year.He didn’t play again until the Australian Open, where he fell in the championship match to Novak Djokovic.Nadal said he hoped to be ready to battle again with Federer, but with a pragmatism born of hard experience he couldn’t help but hedge.“Of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow,” Nadal said. “I cannot guarantee how I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES After 38 career meetings, Nadal leads the series 23-15, but Federer holds a slight 11-9 advantage on hardcourts.The Swiss great has won the last five in the series, but says that’s of little significance now that it has been almost a year and a half since their last meeting in the Shanghai Masters final in October 2017.Nadal, too, says the contrast in styles, coupled with the pair’s sheer longevity, makes every meeting something to treasure.“Different styles, different ways to understand the sport. And at the same time, two players with a good relationship after all the things that we went through in our careers, competing for the most important things,” he said.There was a shadow hanging over the blockbuster showdown however, after oft-injured Nadal needed treatment to have supportive tape applied to his right knee in his victory over Khachanov.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates his victory against Karen Khachanov, of Russia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A hurting Rafael Nadal is “hopeful” he’ll be ready Saturday to renew his rivalry with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.The longtime foes have amassed 37 Grand Slam titles between them — Federer with 20 and Nadal with 17 — and built a unique relationship over 15 years and 38 prior matches, not to mention countless promotional and charitable activities off the court together.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra
Each year, the International day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This year, Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, in light of the occurring of the deadliest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in our midst, has decided to devote an entire week to heightening awareness on the ideals of peace and to the containment of the EVD in peace time.Against this background, MOP-Liberia launched, on Monday, 15 September its week-long activities with meditation, reflection and peace education at the Newport Street Mosque in Monrovia and panel discussions amongst our volunteer peace messengers on SKY FM 107.0, Radio Veritas FM 97.8, and an Intercessory Service for Peace with the ringing of a peace bell, Peace Wave, and candle light for peace at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street Sunday September 21 at 10 a.m. The international theme for this year is the general assembly declaration on the “Right of Peoples to Peace” and at the local level, our theme is “Ebola Is not A Precursor for Violence.”MOP-Liberia would continue along the lines of its educational outreach programs to faith-based organizations, community groups and youths. To preserve the gains made in the decade of unbroken peace, we must unite to defeat EVD. As young people we must not allow the outbreak of Ebola be a precursor for violence. It’s a tough time in the world already.According to the UN Secretary General, “the world is facing multiple crises. Each has its own dynamics, and requires ties own approach.” Violence continues in Syria, Iraq, Mali, Ukraine, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. We have flooding in India and Pakistan. There is an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.We would not allow these issues to define us as human and together, we will address the prevailing conditions that tend to divide us. We need to act decisively and the International Day of Peace provides us a great opportunity for sober reflection. It is essential to keep at the front burner the protection of public health. It is very important that our leadership show solidarity to national peace necessary to control the spread of Ebola.We welcome the momentum of international consensus to act against the serious threat to our regional peace and development and we take this opportunity to call on our national leaders to unite in the fight against EVD. We should avoid in the media disparaging remarks that would derail global efforts to prevent and control EVD in Liberia. The cost and the suffering of our people continue to grow exponentially. The price tag for the prevention and control of Ebola virus is now a billion dollars. No one needs the money; all we need is for EVD to be eradicated from this nation.We also need to uphold human dignity and respect for the rule of law in our country to defeat poverty, increase access to basic social amenities and respond to the fight against EVD. We should take this opportunity to dispel rumors, calm nerves and fears, alleviate suffering and build trust and confidence in Government and health systems. Peace and human security are essential ingredients for social progress and sustainable human development.The messenger of Peace- Liberia invites all organizations and people to commemorate the week of peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.We would like to take this opportunity to thank our traditional sponsors, Daily Observer, UNMIL Public Information Section, Liberia Peace Building Office, the Catholic Church, Council of Churches, Muslim Congress, Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism as well as The Carter Center.Our message to fellow Liberians as we commemorate the International Day of Peace is best captured in the preamble of the constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where it mentioned that “since wars begin in the minds ofmen, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed, that a peace based exclusively upon the political and economic arrangements of Governments would not be a peace which could secure the unanimous lasting and sincere support of the peoples of the world, and that the peace must therefore be founded, if this is not to fail upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind”Until next week, when we would bring to you ongoing dialogue among peace messengers, Peace first. Peace above all else. May Peace Prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Barrack Young Controllers yesterday lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast’s Sewe Sport in Abidjan to end their CAF Championship League campaign.Sewe progressed on 4-3 aggregate after earlier drawing 3-3 in Monrovia last weekend and now advance to the second round of the League.Roger Assale’s first half goal was enough to see Sewe sail through to the second round that kicks off during the weekend of March 22.Assale found the target in the 45th minute after Kouassi Hevra Dodo placed the ball into his path.Sewe face DR Congo side and four-time winners TP Mazembe on March 23 when they host in the first leg in Abidjan before heading to Lubumbashi for the return leg on March 30.The winner will qualify for the group stage of the Champions League.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Special Ebola Response Team of New Water in the Desert Assembly Church (NWIDA) has conducted a one-day community awareness Ebola training seminar for young people in VOA, Lower Brewerville.The one-day training was intended to collectively discuss the issue of Ebola and advance collective ideas to fight and eradicate the disease from Liberia. The awareness was held under the theme: “Ebola Volunteerism and the road to an Ebola free Liberia” brought together over 70 participants from nine community-based youth organizations in the area.Youth groups which participated in the workshop included Greater Academic Students Association, Adrem (To the Point) Intellectual Forum, Diompelor Social and Athletic Club, Youths in Action for Education and Development, NWIDA Youth Fellowship, Young Women Professionals, Yellow Flower Youth Organization, Perry Town Development Association and Wilson Corner Youth Association.Reverend Dr. Kortu K. Brown, who is a general overseer of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, reminded his youthful audience that to win the war against Ebola, the fight must be prioritized by local communities including the youth, adding “all Liberians must get involve.”Rev.Brown urged youth to step out and enhance the fight against Ebola. He therefore called on stakeholders to encourage communities to join the fight.Since the outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia, his church has been intervening through the provision of community awareness, providing personal protective equipment to health centers as well as food and non-food items, including over 200 bags of rice to vulnerable people in quarantined centers.He disclosed that his church is working with local churches in Banjor Community in District 17 to ward off the threat posed by Ebola to that community.The workshop, which was facilitated by the Political Officer of the United States Embassy near Monrovia, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, focused on the following topics: What is Ebola, How is it spread, How to prevent it, and what can Liberian youths do in the overall fight against Ebola?Other related topics deliberated on by Mr. Chamberlain included the meaning of Volunteerism; Volunteerism in Community Development and the Role of the Youth in building a Peaceful, Prosperous Liberia. This was followed by a general discussion.During his presentation, Mr. Chamberlain highlighted several points for his youthful audience to be aware as they fight Ebola:He told the youth that Ebola is hard to get and is primarily transmitted through touching sick persons or dead bodies diagnosed with having the virus.He continue, “Ebola is only passed or transmitted to someone when the signs and symptoms are being shown.”The US envoy also noted that many people are afraid of isolation centers, but emphasized that the best way to be treated is to isolate oneself when diagnosed of the disease, adding that “being infected with Ebola is not a death sentence and that learning about Ebola is the best thing for Liberian youths to do to join the fight.”Meanwhile, the participants made several recommendations in order to enhance their role in the fight against Ebola and the way forward.According to them, there should be an increase in awareness by way of radio, jingoes, broadcasting messages in local languages, house to house visitations, dramatization in public places, etc.The participants also called on government to establish trauma healing and counseling programs for relatives of Ebola victims available at the community level.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as country’s new Ambassador to Caricom accreditedGuyana was on Wednesday lauded for its seminal role in the evolution of the regional integration movement, as the country’s new Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Charlene Phoenix, presented her credentials to Caricom Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.The Secretary General, in remarks at the accreditation ceremony, recalled Guyana’s role, along with Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda, in restarting the integration process through the formation of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), and then, through the Georgetown Accord, fashioning the pivotal movement from CARIFTA to Caricom. He also noted Guyana’s Lead Responsibility for Agriculture in the Caricom Quasi-Cabinet and the importance ofGuyana’s new Ambassador to Caricom Charlene Phoenix presenting her Letter of Credence to Caricom Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocquethe sector to the community’s efforts to enhance its food security.“You therefore represent, Ambassador, a country rich not only in the tradition and history of our community but also in being a full participant in forging the ties that bind us as a people,” the Secretary General said.Ambassador Phoenix, who served in the past as Head of the Caricom Unit in Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, confirmed that the country has always championed the merits of regional integration, adding that the need for a strong and efficient integration movement is as urgent now as at its initial formation.“We see Caricom as a vehicle which gives voice to Member States and has thus placed its imprint on matters of tremendous importance whether regionally or on the international stage, like climate change, the SIDS Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals amongst others. These issues have direct impact on the livelihoods, economic advancement and empowerment of the Caribbean people,” Ambassador Phoenix noted.Phoenix has now joined the Caricom Committee of Ambassadors, a body which forms part of the Community’s governance structure and which has as its principal focus the advancement of the integration process.“As part of that body, you have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the integration movement,” the Secretary General noted.He reminded that the accreditation was taking place at a most trying time for the Community, following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on six Member States and three associate members. Thirty-seven people lost their lives and the principal economic sectors of tourism, agriculture and fisheries were significantly affected.Caricom, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will convene a High-Level Pledging Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York on November 21 to mobilise support and commitment of pledges for the reconstruction effort and to also help the Caricom Region improve its resilience to adapt to the effects of climate change.According to Phoenix, Guyana commends the initiative and stands firm in its commitment to doing all that it can to support the recovery of the affected areas.
“I loved holding the touchdown record for the past 13 years,” Marino said. “But if someone was going to break it, I’m glad it was someone like you, who has always competed at the highest level and always played to win.” It’s the latest, and possibly the most hallowed record claimed by the league’s last true gunslinger. Two weeks ago, Favre broke John Elway’s mark for career victories by a quarterback when he led the Packers to a 35-13 win over the New York Giants. The soon-to-be 38-year-old Favre also holds the marks for career completions and consecutive starts by a quarterback, which hit 241 Sunday, moving him past former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff into second place on the list for all players. Former Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall holds the all-time mark with 270 consecutive starts. Late in the second quarter, Favre broke another Marino record when he threw the 8,359th pass of his career, and he’s also within shouting distance of Marino’s record for yards passing. Jennings also caught the record-tying TD from Favre, a 57-yarder last week that lifted the Packers to a 31-24 victory over San Diego. “I know one thing,” Jennings said, “I know I’ll never be forgotten and that’s thanks to Brett.” Marino held the record since 1995, but Favre’s reign could be considerably shorter. Old No. 4 has acknowledged that most, if not all, of the records he sets in his career will be challenged very shortly by the Colts’ Peyton Manning. But perhaps even more impressive than the numbers Favre has put up is the manner in which he has done it. Favre entered the league in a different era, when guys like Marino, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon and Steve Young played with an aggressiveness and a swagger that’s uncommon among today’s quarterbacks. While offenses have moved away from that mentality more toward “game managers,” the league’s biggest gambler hasn’t let go of his high-risk, high-reward style. That mentality has thrilled fans in Green Bay since he first stepped onto the Lambeau Field turf in 1992, but it has also earned him his fair share of criticism over the years. He has been accused of being careless with the football at times, but Favre will be the last one to apologize for entering the game two interceptions shy of tying George Blanda’s career record. “What got me to this point, what got me in this league, was a playmaking ability that was different,” Favre said. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has reined in Favre a little bit this season, and it has worked brilliantly so far for the Packers, who are 4-0 for the first time since 1998. “He has a lot of gas left in his gas tank,” McCarthy said. “I’m not surprised by this at all.” While there is no single record for quarterbacks that carries the significance of Barry Bonds passing Hank Aaron’s career home run record, McCarthy has said Marino’s touchdown mark probably comes closest. But Favre said he didn’t think the touchdown record was getting anywhere near the hype that Bonds’ pursuit of Aaron received over the summer. He has laughed off any further comparison to Bonds, smiling as he jokingly flexed his forearms to prove he doesn’t quite measure up. There will be no dispute over this home run ball, though. “I was hoping to put it on eBay,” Favre joked. “I think we are going to let it sit in the Hall of Fame for a year or two. I’m sure after that, I will keep it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Favre broke Dan Marino’s record for career touchdown passes Sunday, zipping No. 421 to Greg Jennings in the first quarter of Green Bay’s 23-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He hit Jennings on a 16-yard slant for the score with 4:56 left in the quarter, and like most of his touchdown throws through his brilliant 17-year career, this one had plenty of steam on it. “It feels great, but I’ve never considered myself as good a quarterback as Dan Marino,” Favre said. “Dan was a hero of mine. To be mentioned in the same breath as Dan and other guys really makes it special.” Ever the jubilant celebrator, Favre sprinted to the end zone and hoisted Jennings on his left shoulder. He joined in hugs with his teammates on the sideline, as thousands of Packers faithful who made the trip from Wisconsin cheered loudly. Even those dressed in purple stood and applauded when the announcement was made, and a taped message from Marino was played to congratulate Favre, who threw for another TD in the fourth quarter. He finished 32 of 45 for 344 yards, the 50th time he’s topped 300 yards in his career. NFL: QB gets No. 421 and 422 to pass Marino. Green Bay is now 4-0. By Jon Krawczynski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre is No. 1 – with a bullet.
Flossy was last seen on Monday morning in the Glenties area.She is wearing a fluorescent green & pink collar.Flossy is mostly black and white but has patches of brown, and has two different coloured eyes. If you have seen Flossy please don’t hesitate to call Caroline on 086-3311451 or email email@example.comHave you seen Flossy? was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:COLLIEfound dogGlentiesheterochromiaLost Dog
The tactical switch came under scrutiny following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last weekend, as Sarri’s preferred defensive midfield player, Jorginho, was exposed and Spurs ran riot.But on Wednesday, Sarri criticised Kante for his performance at Wembley and said the World Cup winner is not technically good enough to play the holding role in his system.Incredulous at the manager’s comments, Saunders told talkSPORT host Jim White: “He’s wrong, he’s totally wrong what he’s saying.“Kante is the best player in his position in the world. He sees danger and he thinks like a defender.“Think about it; Danny Drinkwater got in the England squad because he’s playing alongside him.“Paul Pogba wins the World Cup and looks like a player… look who’s playing alongside him. David Luiz looked like a centre-half last season, looks who’s in front of him and protecting him.“He is the best player of his type in the world – he’s like having two players on the pitch. N’Golo Kante has had to adapt to a new position in Maurizio Sarri’s midfield so far this season 2 “Sarri is totally wrong. Kante is the best player in his position in the world.”“Pogba looks like a player alongside him. I can’t believe it. It’s so wrong!” 😡Dean Saunders blasts Sarri for saying Kante isn’t technically good enough. pic.twitter.com/tIXKoOSOvk— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 29, 2018 2 Since 2015, N’Golo Kante has won the World Cup, two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and a host of personal awards “It’s that wrong that if I hadn’t have heard the interview, if it was in print, I would have thought he’d been stitched up – there’s no way he’s said all that.“But we’ve just heard it!EXCLUSIVE: ‘N’Golo Kante is being ‘wasted’ in wide role and may look to leave Chelsea’“I can’t believe he’s said that in public.“He’s hammered him.” Dean Saunders can’t quite believe Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s recent comments about N’Golo Kante.The Blues boss has supporters scratching their heads this season after shifting Kante from his regular central midfield role into a wider and more attacking position.
The Drake University women’s golf team held steady in third place to finish the Creighton Classic in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday afternoon with the low round of the day.The Bulldogs finished with a 36-hole total of 630 (322-308) which was nine strokes behind second-place Northern Iowa. Host school Creighton won the event with a 617 (306-311).”I am proud of the way the ladies bounced back in the final round,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett-Hornbaker. Drake was led by Kristen Giles, who finished tied for third with 151 (77-74) for her second top-10 finish of the Fall season. Aimee Gerschke finished seventh with a total of 158 (83-75) for her second consecutive top-10 finish. Freshman Abby Marting finished tied for eighth with a 36-hole total of 159 (78-81).”Kristen was incredibly solid both days and secured a third-place finish,” Pruett-Hornbaker said. “Aimee and Abby both snagged a top 10 finish as well. And as a team we had the low round of the day.”Sigurlaug Jonsdottir recovered from a difficult first round to finish tied for 12th, recording a 162 (84-78), and Erica Olberding closed out the Bulldogs’ five scoring players with a 167 (86-81) and finished tied for 20th.The Bulldogs also sent three individual golfers to the event, led by Sam Paulak who fired a 167 (88-79) to finish tied for 20th along with Olberding. Reilly Krohe and Lexi Meade each recorded 36-hole totals of 170 to finish tied for 26th and to round out play for Drake.”This isn’t the finish we were hoping for this fall,” Pruett-Hornbaker added. “The slip in performance does give us a reminder to stay focused on the process and to put in the work this offseason. This group has a bold vision for the season and I can feel the intensity to make that vision a reality.”The Bulldogs will kick off their Spring season with the Ball State Match Play event in Dade City, Fla. on Feb. 6-7.Team Score3. Drake, 322-308 – 630Drake Individual Team ScorersT3. Kristen Giles, 77-74 – 1517. Aimee Gerschke, 83-75 – 158T8. Abby Marting, 78-81 – 159T12. Sigurlaug Jonsdottir, 84-78 – 162T20. Erica Olberding, 86-81 – 167Drake Individual CompetitorsT20. Sam Paulak, 88-79 – 167T26. Reilly Krohe, 82-88 – 170T26. Lexi Meade, 83-87 – 170 Print Friendly Version Final Result Story Links
Gardaí are searching for an 18-year-old man who is wanted in the UK in connection with rape, theft and assault allegations.Ryan Humpage, who is described as dangerous, is wanted by police in Lancashire after he was charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.Police say he breached his bail conditions. Gardai say he has been seen in Sligo and Kildare. It’s possible he came to Donegal after Sligo but gardai are not certain.The PSNI is also searching for Humpage, who has friends in Belfast.They say he may be using various other names, including Dylan Dunne, Ryan Willington, Ryan Williams and Karl Ward.Mr Humpage’s case has appeared on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme. Anyone with information on his possible whereabouts is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045-884300. CRIME ALERT: CHILD RAPE SUSPECT MAY BE IN NORTH WEST was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:child rape suspectdonegalGardaiLancashiresligo