Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Belangel jumps to top 3 in second week of NBTC 24 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Djokovic was full of praise for Chung, who turned professional in 2014 and climbed 122 places in the rankings in 2015. Injures in 2017 limited Chung’s appearances but gave time to make changes to his grip and other technical adjustments.“He definitely has the game to be a top 10 player, without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “How far he can go? That depends on him. I’m sure that he’s going to get some really good results in the future.”The 12-time Grand Slam champion was impressed by the improvement of the bespectacled, softly-spoken Chung, who took up tennis as a boy in an attempt to improve his eyesight.“There’s a big difference. Obviously, he’s physically stronger. I think he got some big matches in the past 15 months on the big stage.”Chung’s previous Grand Slam best was the third round of the 2017 French Open, but he made headlines last November for winning the inaugural edition of the Next Generation ATP finals.As well as having a great opportunity to reach the last four, Chung is making waves at home.“Today, victory is for my country, I think tennis is coming up,” he said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina South Korea’s Chung Hyeon, left, is congratulated by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic after winning their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)SEOUL, South Korea — It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.Hyeon Chung’s win over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic did the trick. The headlines ran “Sensation” after Chung became the first Korean to reach the quarterfinals of a major.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tennis has struggled to take off in South Korea, partly because of the expense and a relative lack of facilities and coaches.Also missing has been a role model with success on the international stage to inspire a new generation of players. Until Monday, the best performances by Korean players came from Lee Hyun-taik, who reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, and Lee Duk-hee, who made the women’s fourth round at the 1981 U.S. Open.Chung’s success could be a game-changer.“If we have all the right support then there is the potential for Korea to produce enough good players,” Son Sung-ri, a coach who works with Chung, told Seoul’s CBS Radio. “It is good if Chung can have success and if people start to have more interest in the Australian Open and tennis in general.”“Of course, our target is always to try and win,” Son added. “We shouldn’t count our chickens however as there is still a lot of hard work to be done.”ADVERTISEMENT The No. 58-ranked Chung beat his childhood hero on Rod Laver Arena to secure a spot in a quarterfinal against No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a match at a major until last week. So expectations are growing.“For the Korean fans watching me live in Korea right now, I sincerely thank you for cheering me on and for watching me this late.” Chung, speaking in Korean, said in an on-court interview broadcast live. As he spoke, he looked the direction of his parents and brother who were in the crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I am still not finished in this tournament and I will show you a better performance on Wednesday.”The mainstream media was full of praise, and social media was buzzing — former President Lee Myung-bak issued a post saying “I am supporting the ongoing challenge of the beautiful young man Chung Hyeon.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
A Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) family was on Saturday evening attacked and terrorised by five masked gunmen in a three-hour ordeal that ended when the bandits confiscated their cash and jewellery.Fruit vendor 56-year-old Lalawattie Basraj of Belmont, Mahaica, ECD, her husband Anand Basraj and their 15-year-old daughter Khenwattie Basraj, along with Nimawattie Deodat, are still traumatised by the ordeal.Based on reports received, the five armed men invaded the premises at about 19:50h while the occupants of the two-storey wooden-and-concrete house were in the lower flat of the building.The suspects reportedly gained entry onto the premises by scaling a fence. They then broke into the lower flat of the house and held the victims at gunpoint, binding the hands and feet of their victims before demanding cash and jewellery in a spree of terror.Farmer Anand Basraj attempted to put up a fight, but was instead dealt several blows to his head. Upon seeing this, his wife reportedly handed over about $400,000 in cash, along with cell phones, jewellery and a laptop computer to the armed men. Afterwards, the suspects made good their escape in an unknown direction.After realising that the men had left, the occupants managed to untie themselves and raise an alarm.The Police were also contacted. The injured farmer was taken to the hospital where he was treated for the injuries he sustained to his head.The police have launched an investigation into the incident, but no one has as yet been arrested.
Damien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . all the outer walls have to be replaced at his family home, and his family had to be moved out. Photo Brian McDaidSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has submitted questions to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney asking him to amend the terms of reference for the expert panel on sub-standard building blocks.The panel, chaired by former Director of Services with Waterford County Council, Mr Dennis McCarthy, is currently investigating the serious problems in the concrete blocks of homes across Donegal caused by muscovite mica.Senator Mac Lochlainn’s request follows concerns aired by public representatives in the county last week about the limitations of the panel’ s investigatory powers following meetings with them. The Sinn Féin representative said “I have today submitted questions to Minister Coveney about the scope of this panel to deliver a solution for the hundreds of families affected by mica defective blocks across Donegal.One issue is that the current terms of reference do not allow the expert panel to investigate the impact of mica on publicly owned buildings such as council houses and schools. Donegal County Council have carried out tests on their council housing stock and unfortunately some of these tests have come back as positive for muscovite mica. This initiative driven by the locally elected representatives such as my colleague, Cllr Albert Doherty has been of immense importance in strengthening the case for all affected families across Donegal.The expert panel needs to find solutions for all families, not some. There will also be real concerns about the safety of other publicly owned buildings such as schools”He continued: “I am also asking the Minister to clarify if the current terms of reference allow the expert panel to recommend a redress scheme similar to the Pyrite Redress Scheme, if that is the panel’s wish and allow them to recommend financial assistance to families already forced to carry out remedial works to ensure the safety of their family home.These are vitally important matters. The establishment of this panel has been widely welcomed but it is now time for the Minister to ensure that it can actually provide real solutions for the hundreds of families devastated by this awful failure in State regulation”.TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MICA SCANDAL MUST BE AMENDED – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: May 16th, 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:building blocksdonegalMICA
3. Raul has played 142 Champions League games – Raul has won it three times all with Real Madrid. He played 741 times in total for the club and scored 323 goals. 24 24 24 24 24 17. Paolo Maldini, Gary Neville and John Terry have played 109 Champions League games – All three have won the trophy, though Maldini won it five times with Milan and lost two other finals. 16. Petr Cech has played 111 Champions League games – Cech was in goal when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in 2012. 7. Paul Scholes has played 124 Champions League games – Scholes’ appearances all came in Man United colours and he he won it in 1999 and 2008. 24 4. Ryan Giggs has played 141 Champions League games – Giggs won the competition twice with Man United in 1999 and 2008. 24 24 24 24. Victor Valdes has played 106 Champions League games – The former Barcelona goalkeeper was the no.1 as the club won in 2006, 2009 and 2011. 24 23. David Beckham has played in 107 Champions League games – Beckham was part of Man United’s success in 1999 and also represented Milan, Real and PSG in the Champions League. 24 24 24 24 Earlier in the season, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos played his 100th Champions League game and joined a star-studded group of players who have done the same.Now Dani Alves is about to do the same when he plays for Juventus against Real in the 2017 final. 24 24 2. Xavi has appeared in 151 Champions League games – The midfielder won it with Barcelona in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015. 24 20. Patrice Evra, Ashley Cole and Andrea Pirlo have played in 108 Champions League games – Evra won with Man United in 2008 and was a runner-up with Juve in 2015. Cole was part of Chelsea’s 2012 success and Pirlo won the trophy twice with Milan and also appeared in the 2015 final. 24 24 Here, talkSPORT looks at them, beginning with Ramos. Only two players on the list have NEVER won the Champions League, but can you name them?Juventus v Real Madrid is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (BST) on Saturday 3 June.Figures courtesy of uefa.com. 13. Lionel Messi has played 114 Champions League games – Messi is still playing and his appearances in the competition will increase. He has already won it four times. 25. Frank Lampard has played in 105 Champions League games – Lampard played three Champions League games for Man City, but was a winner with Chelsea in 2012. 6. Clarence Seedorf has played 125 Champions League games – He is the only player to win it with three different clubs (Real Madrid, Ajax and twice with Milan). 9. Roberto Carlos has played 120 Champions League games – most of Carlos’ appearances came during his Real Madrid career, although he played 13 times for Fenerbahce. 8. Andres Iniesta has played 121 Champions League games – Andres Iniesta is still playing and right now has another chance to win a fifth trophy. 24 30. Sergio Ramos has played 100 Champions League games – scroll through the gallery to see which other players are members of this exclusive club – Ramos played in his 100th game earlier in the season and has scored in two Champions League finals. 10. Xabi Alonso and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have played 119 Champions League games – Alonso won it in 2005 with Liverpool and again in 2014 with Real Madrid. Despite playing for Juventus, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Man United, Ibrahimovic has never won the trophy. 29. Andriy Shevchenko has played 100 Champions League games – Shevchenko has played for Milan, winning in 2003, Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev. 12. Carles Puyol has played 115 Champions League games – All of Puyol’s appearances came during his Barcelona career and he won the competition three times. 5. Cristiano Ronaldo has played 136 Champions League games – Ronaldo played 52 times for Man United and won it in 2008, adding another two winners’ medals to his collection in 2014 and 2016. 26. Gianluigi Buffon has played 104 Champions League games – Buffon is still playing and has appeared 98 times for Juventus in the competition, though he has never won it. 24 24 14. Thierry Henry and Philipp Lahm have played in 112 Champions League games – Henry has played for Monaco, Arsenal and Barcelona, winning it in 2009 and finishing as a runner-up in 2006. Lahm captained Bayern to glory in 2013. 1. Iker Casillas has played 164 Champions League games – He won it three times in 2000, 2002 and 2014, while 14 of those 164 appearances came for Porto. WOW! 18 footballers you won’t believe have NEVER won the Champions League. 28. Oliver Kahn and Luis Figo have both played 103 Champions League games – All of Kahn’s appearances came with Bayern where he won it in 2001, while Figo has played for Barca (24 games), Real Madrid (58) and Inter (21), winning in 2002. 24 24
DONEGAL Daily reader Martin McFadden was snappy happy as the Donegal team arrived in Kilcar.And sure wasn’t Revs man Rory Gallagher along for the craic in his hometown.Thanks for the pix Martin. You can send your snaps to firstname.lastname@example.org KILCAR HONOURS THE HEROES was last modified: September 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KILCAR HONOURS THE HEROES
The massive queue of people currently outside The Hole in the Wall bar in Galway for ‘Donegal Tuesday.’We’ll have our own Las Vegas in the erm…. Streets of Galway?Hundreds of students are currently queuing outside The Hole in the Wall bar in Galway for the annual ‘Donegal Tuesday’ celebrations.Students have been queuing for hours to make sure they get into the venue for the famous celebration as part of their RAG week events.The Donegal Tuesday event is an unofficial event in the RAG week calendar, but has been organised by students from NUIG and GMIT via Facebook and Twitter. Students have been boozing in the queue since 9am in anticipation for what students describe as the best days craic in the student calendar year.The concept is very simple, whether you’re from Donegal or not it doesn’t matter, but to gain entry you must wear Donegal colours.The session then lasts for the entire day before revellers descend on one of many nightclubs nearby.One student posted on their Facebook timeline, “Absolutely buzzing for Donegal Tuesday, almost there now, been in this queue for three hours, but it’ll all be worth it when we get inside and get the party started. #donegaltuesday #ragweek #hillsofdonegal The event has been slammed in the past for promoting excessive drinking, and the fact students begin drinking at 9am as they queue up for entry has also been criticised.However, Gardaí have announced that they’ve an operational plan in place and that any students drinking outside the premises will have their alcohol confiscated. MASSIVE CROWDS QUEUE UP IN GALWAY FOR ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ was last modified: February 17th, 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:boozeDonegal TuesdayGMITnewsNUIGrag weekSessionstudents
Cranes team that started against Guinea in 1-1 draw on Saturday. Courtesy photo.Group C.Ivory CoastZambiaUgandaNamibiaIvory Coast:One of the few teams to consistently feature in the CHAN tournament and this will be the fourth time the Elephants take part in.Ivory Coast hosted the first edition in 2009 and disappointingly finished bottom of their group but have been steadily rising dispute not taking part in the 2014 edition in South Africa.In Sudan 2011, the West African giants finished third in group C but it was an improvement provided they finished last in 2009.In the last edition in 2016, Ivory Coast finished third after loosing their semi final clash with loosing finalists Mali before defeating Guinea in the losers game.To get here, the Elephants required an away goal in the second leg of their West B zone qualifier with Niger after drawing 2-2 on aggregate.With the viable improvement evident by each passing tournament, Ivory Coast will be a force to recon with and i don’t see anyone stopping them in group B.Star PlayersBanfa SyllaFabius DossoPICK. Group C WinnersZambia:This will be Zambia’s third CHAN tournament after taking part in 2009 and last year in Rwanda.The Chipolopolos have never failed to get past the group stages and have always led the group in which they have been place.On route to getting here, they defeated Swaziland convincingly 7-0 on aggregate in the second round qualifiers of the South Zone before over powering South Africa 4-2 in the third round.Zambia has always fallen short on either the quarters or semis and will be hoping better luck befalls them this time round.With Ivory Coast in the same group, second place should be their top priority but in Uganda, they have a nation with whom they can ably compete for the runners up spot and may be snatch it from the Cranes hands.Star PlayersAugustine Kabaso Mulenga – ZENACOMartin Phiri – Power DynamosPICK. Group C runners ups.UgandaUganda has qualified in all but one CHAN tournament and the solitary miss dates back to the inaugural championships in 2009 which required only eight take part.Since then, the small East African side has been taking part although they have never made it out of the group with their best performance coming in 2014 when they finished third in group B with four points.Uganda had to go through two rounds of qualification in which they South Sudan 5-1 on aggregate in the first round before a nervy 3-2 triumph over Rwanda in the second round of qualification.With a new coach in their ranks, the Cranes can only hope for better fortunes this time round but can not expect any easy games especially due to the fact that they have African giants in Zambia and Ivory Coast in their group.Star players.Derrick Nsibambi – KCCA FCMilton Karisa – Vipers SCPICK. Group C Third position.Namibia:Namibia are the only debutantes in this year’s competition and the lack of experience may hurt them in the short run.They defeated Zimbabwe on penalties and Comoros 3-2 on aggregate on route to this year’s finals.Everyone in the group will look at them as the whopping boys and and don’t see them doing so much about it.Star Players.Terdius Uiseb – Orlando Piretes WindhoekWilly Stephanus – Black Africa SCPICK. Group A Last position.Group A Matches:Ivory Coast vs Namibia – 14/01/17Zambia vs Uganda – 14/01/17Ivory Coast vs Zambia – 18/01/17Uganda vs Namibia -18/01/17Uganda vs Ivory Coast – 22/01/17Namibia vs Zambia – 22/01/17Comments
The Soft Machine is the first Gangstar Enterprise business, employing three ex-offenders and serving Cape Town with fresh gourmet soft-serve ice-cream. (Image: Gangster Enterprises)Ice cream is giving a group of ex-convicts a new lease on life, thanks to the Message Entrepreneurship Programme (MEP), which unlocks the potential of young men in prison.MEP believes that every young person in prison has the potential and ability to change and make a positive contribution to society. It works to unlock this potential and empower the young men to become world-changers, so that they will multiply in number and transform others.However, this is no easy task in South Africa, where young men face the harsh realities of high youth unemployment, crime and re-offending.According to MEP, studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, and prison work skills development significantly reduces recidivism. It believes that prison is a storehouse of untapped potential, and offers a holistic curriculum that includes spiritual, economic, social and emotional support and training to reduce re-offending.The organisation believes that young men have the potential to become community leaders, loving fathers, responsible citizens and catalysts for change.THE SOFT MACHINEThe Soft Machine is the result of a partnership between ex-offenders and MEP. It has set up an initiative called Gangstar Enterprises that gives ex-convicts a chance at entrepreneurship. The Soft Machine, run by former prisoners Jade Wyngaard, Siphe Nopotwa and Vuyo Nyabaza, is an ice cream enterprise operating out of an old caravan.Wyngaard joined Gangstar Enterprises in October 2014 and is employed as part of the Soft Machine Enterprise team. He helps oversee all the bookings, marketing and deals directly with the clients. He was released from prison in 2014 and has grabbed the opportunity with Gangstar Enterprises with both hands.“Joining the Message Trust and working for The Soft Machine has given me a new start in life,” he says. “I’m thankful for being part of the Message family.”Nopotwa joined Gangstar Enterprises at the same time. He is passionate about youth development and believes that young people are the future of South Africa. Nopotwa’s long-term goal is to run a small enterprise that will employ young people, reducing the unemployment rate and poverty.“Since I came out of prison I struggled to find the opportunity to grow in business and life,” he says. “Being a part of Gangstar Enterprises has given me hope and a new lease of life.”Nyabaza is a former Cape Town gangster and prisoner who loves God and is passionate about reaching young people in and outside prison. He joined Gangstar Enterprises in January 2015.He drives the Soft Machine to events and works with the Message Trust on its prison team, investing in and disciplining young men in the Message Entrepreneurship Programme.“I have a passion to share with young people what God has done in my life,” he says. “Young people need to know there is a God who loves them and can save them.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As harvest approaches, interest in how crops are performing in Ohio and around the country will be growing faster than the plants in the fields. To get a preview of what to expect, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will be a part of two crop tours in August.Final preparations are being made for the 2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on Aug. 12 and 13. The teams start in the north in Williams and Medina Counties and meet at the end in Clinton County. During the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in 20 counties (for a total of 40 counties during the two days).The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at ocj.com, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.The following week, Aug. 17 through Aug. 20, Ty Higgins will be going on the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour to cover the event for the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour starts in Columbus and Higgins will provide continuous updates with radio broadcasts, pictures, videos and conditions as his group heads west through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. His coverage is sponsored by Fennig Equipment and will be posted at ocj.com in real time.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An astounding 25 FFA members from Ohio are finalists in the national proficiency competition. Proficiency is one of the key competitions in FFA, where members are judged off work completed through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), depending on category. The video below highlights nearly all the hard working young people representing Ohio and their respective chapters this year.Congratulations to the Ohio FFA’ers that are vying for a national placing in the contest.Winners will be announced at the sixth general session Friday afternoon at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.