Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pelicans bringing back forward Cunningham MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE PHOTO – United States’ Morgan Brian, second right, celebrates with her teammates after Alex Morgan scores her side’s 2nd goal against New Zealand during a women’s Olympic football tournament match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)CINCINNATI — Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team concluded a two-game series against New Zealand with a 5-0 victory at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday night.The Americans improved to 9-3-0 this year. There are four more games left on the team’s 2017 schedule.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees The U.S. defeated the Ferns 3-1 in the first game last Friday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Julie Ertz led the way with two goals.Lindsey Horan got the Americans off to a nice start in the rematch, scoring on a header in the 36th minute after coming in for Rose Lavelle. Mallory Pugh made it 2-0 in the 44th minute. Pugh also finished with two assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLavelle, who is from Cincinnati, played the shortened shift for the hometown crowd as she continues to come back from injury.Morgan scored her first goal within the first minute of the second half. Lynne Williams added her third career national team goal before Morgan struck again in the 69th minute. It was her 77th international goal. The U.S. also got midfielder Tobin Heath back from a back injury. She came in as a late sub for her first action with the national team since March.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
A 27-year-old mother of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and her three children were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after she allegedly mixed a poisonous substance in a serving of snacks and fed it to them. After feeding the children the poisoned snacks, she reportedly ingested a poisonous substance.Doctors are battling to save the lives of a three-year-old, a five-year-old and an eight-year-old, along with their mother.Guyana Times understands that the woman mixed a quantity of carbon powder, a weedicide, and another poisonous substance, into the children’s snacks and fed it to them.This newspaper was told that a relative visited the woman’s Bare Root, ECD home and realised that something was amiss when the three children began to vomit.The relative reportedly questioned the children’s mother who then allegedly revealed what she had done.As such, an alarm was raised and the children, as well as their mother were rushed to the GPHC and immediately admitted.Officials at the hospital reported that they were initially told that the children started vomiting for no particular reason.However, a hospital representative related that she noticed froth coming out of the children’s mouth and informed a Police Officer who was in the hospital. It was then that doctors realised that the children were poisoned and immediately rushed them to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Shortly afterwards, the mother of the children arrived with another set of relatives and was also vomiting.Meanwhile, on the woman’s social media page – Facebook – in a status dated February 9, 2017, she posted about being disheartened about her husband’s extramarital affair. Investigators are working on the theory that this might have been the basis on which the woman committed the act.Up to press time, the children were listed as serious.Meanwhile, speaking with this publication, Head of the Childcare and Protection Agency, Ann Greene, said that the agency is aware of the incident and officers from the agency were sent to investigate the incident. She however described the act as an “unfortunate incident”.
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1 Mousa Dembele has signed a new contract with Tottenham which ties him to the club until 2019.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder joined Spurs from Fulham in 2012 and has started 16 Premier League games for the north London club this season, scoring three league goals.The Belgium international told the club’s official website: “I am very happy I’ve signed and I’m happy to be part of our future.“The way we’re playing, the way the club is developing, everything is very good and everyone wants to be part of this team and this club.“That’s why I’m proud to extend my contract.” Mousa Dembele
Former Italy coach and AC Milan defender Cesare Maldini, who was the first captain to lift the European Cup for the seven-times winners, has died aged 84.In a statement the club expressed condolences to Maldini’s family. Paolo, Maldini’s son, played more than 600 times for Milan and followed his father in lifting the European Cup as captain of the Rossoneri.The statement read: “All of Milan, all the people and the Milan figures express condolences to Mrs Maldini, their children and grandchildren.”A tweet posted on the club’s official account read: “Goodbye dear Cesare. Today the world loses a great man and we lose a page of our history. You will be missed.”Maldini won the European Cup in 1963 and four Serie A titles with Milan and played more than 400 games during a club career which ended with Torino.He worked as assistant manager and then manager for Milan, winning a Cup Winners’ Cup and Coppa Italia double, before moving to the Italian national team, where he was assistant manager when the Azzuri won the 1982 World Cup. Maldini also claimed three European Championships during his spell in charge of the under-21 team.With 25 caps to his name as a player, Maldini took over as manager of the national team in 1996 following the departure of Arrigo Sacchi.He led Italy to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, where they reached the quarter-finals, and also guided Paraguay to the 2002 finals in Japan and South Korea. Cesare Maldini lifts the original European Cup trophy at Wembley in 1963 1
Portsalon Golf NewsResults Over the Easter week end Portsalon golf club staged a number of open competitions. The events played in a mixed bag of weather from some mild calm to heavy rain conditions. Nevertheless the weather did not deter the large numbers which played over the three day holiday period. The events commenced on Friday with an open three ball team and the winners on the break of tie was the Mc Fadden family of John, Ciaran and Connor with 62.3, runners up Paschal Cullen Seamus Patton Jack Patton 62.3. On Saturday the event was a ladies and gents stableford sponsored by Mc Cormicks Pharmacy Milford and the results were as follows; Winner: Eoin Kelly (15) 41 point Runner Up: Odhran Mc Gowan (16) 40 points Gross: D P Logue (5) 32 points Third: Mark Mc Cormick (15) 38 points Fourth: Hugh Mc Ginley (21) 38 points Visitor: Roy McCrory (10) Letterkenny 37 points Best nines went to Davy Mc Laughlin (17) 21pts and Connor Mc Fadden (13) 22 points The CSS was 35 points. On Easter Sunday the winner of the open was John Mc Ginley (21) 40 points Runner Up: Bernard .Nash (18) 39 points Gross: Seamus . Patton (6) 30 points Visitor: R. McCrea (13) (Blackwood). Easter Monday saw the final day of the Easter golfing festival and the winner was Brian Deviln Dungannon (6) 42 points, runner up Michael Mc Fadden (20) 40 points, Gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 34 points third Hugh Mc Clafferty (14) Letterkenny 39 points, visitor Nial Carroll (5) Athlone 35 points. The CSS for home players was 36 points and for away players 33 pointsEventsOn Saturday 14th April there is an open gents competition and on Sunday 15th April a members competition. On Wednesday 18th April a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com The first tee is reserved on Sunday 15th from 12.50 to 13.50 for the first leg of the Ulster Fourball match. Gaeltacht LeagueDonal Callaghan will lead his team to Cloughaneeley Golf Club for the rescheduled match on Saturday 14th April with 10.30 a .m shotgun start. On Sunday 21st April Portsalon Gaeltacht team will travel to Nairn/Portnoo golf club for the final play-off and will also contest for the Gaeltacht Captain’s prize.Change to Drop Off arrangementsAs from Saturday last golfers are no longer required to drop of the fairways. Members are reminded that divot bags are provided and the Captain D P Logue encourages all members and visitors to use the bags to fill divots during their round.ThanksThe Captain D P Logue would like to extend his to and the clubs thanks to the large number who turned out on Wednesday last week to the divot evening.Placing All members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot Bags Members and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 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:Portsalon Golf Club Notes
Letterkenny Golf News: There is an old saying that “only mad dogs & Englishmen…………”. Well, what we Irish call any golfers who went out to play in Saturday’s atrocious, storm related gales and rain is “Bravehearts!” That’s what the dedicated golfers who played in Barnhill’s Open competition deserved to be called for, apart from their own rustiness caused by the recent weather related lay-off, the gale force wind on some of the fairways and greens made it an endurance test likened to the “Iron Man” contest.Showing the rest of the men the way forward as any “King” would do was our own Kenny King , who, despite a bogey at first, kept the head down and battled to a very competent 19pts on outward nine. Little did Kenny realize that his back nine in such atrocious weather was to be an example to all golfers this season for he made just one blemish to the scorecard on that inward nine, a double bogey at 14th, for a gross return 77 and a total of 38pts stableford. In runner-up spot was competitions secretary Danny Mc Laughlin , beating Ciaran Clerkin  on B.O.T. Remember the song “What a difference a day makes?” That’s what the collective anthem was on Sunday 8th at Letterkenny Golf Club! Having been postponed previously on two occasions due to the Captain’s uncanny intuition of bad weather, the long awaited Captains’ Drive-In teed off without a hitch and what a glorious start to the 2015 golfing season it was. With over one hundred members turning out to wish them every success, it was the history making Anne Condon, the first Lady President of Letterkenny Golf Club, who had the honour of striking the ball in her first “official” engagement of the year. Having been led down the pathway to the first tee by one of Letterkenny Town’s finest “pipers”, Aisling Moore, it was the turn of Lady Captain Margo Birmingham and club Captain Gerard Duffy to show the watching gallery how it was done and, “driving” accordingly to a standing ovation and a rousing rendition of tunes from the bagpipes, the duo duly obliged and planted their golf balls firmly in the middle of the first fairway! With the sunshine now at a premium and the temperature rising, congratulations to the winning team of Mary Gallagher, Michael Collum and team captain Victor Byrne, returning an unbeatable score of 61.4. In runner-up spot, with two former club captain’s in the team were Eleanor O’Carroll, Danny Mc Laughlin and Tom Mc Donagh with 62.0 and in third place were Charlie Mc Hugh, Clifford Malone and the “big easy”, Mark Cohen with 64.0.The new GolfNet system is now available and all members need to re-register so: log onto GolfNet – click on Login (top right hand corner) and click “Create an Account” –You need to have your GUI/ILGU handicap card with details for registering.Congratulations to club members Conor Mc Gettigan and Clive Davidson on their prizewinning scores in the NW Alliance played at Rosapenna GC [Sandy Hills] on Saturday last.SUBS:It’s that time of year again! All members are asked to forward membership subscriptions asap. Subs must be paid before St. Patrick’s Day Open.WE NEED YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONES—- to get a second defibrillator that will be housed on the course, making it more accessible should something occur during play on the front 11 holes. There is a box provided in the club foyer for all of your old unwanted mobile phones—-please donate NOW!!HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 4th March and, although there was no JACKPOT winner of €1,850, two lotto members who smiled happily were Ellen Mc Nulty and Mairead Ní Dhugan, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 6; 8; 9; 18; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week] Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto. GOLF NEWS: KENNY IS THE ‘KING’ AT BARNHILL was last modified: March 9th, 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:golfnewsNoticesSport
Lifford have been crowned the All County League Division Four Reserve champions.The border town side beat Moville last Saturday night to claim the title. There were joyous scenes as captain Steven Devine received the cup from county board representative Con O’Donnell.Well done lads! GAA NEWS: LIFFORD CROWNED RESERVE CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 17th, 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:Division Four Reserve ChampionsLifford
VALENCIA – So they’re not as glamorous as presidential campaigns. And not as controversial as the gubernatorial recall. But Santa Clarita Valley school board elections this year have caught the attention of political parties, which are dipping their hands into these races by quietly endorsing local candidates and helping with campaigns that are usually overlooked by most voters. This political involvement, ranging from local Democratic and Republican clubs to politicians with Washington offices, may change the nature of the school board election – usually a nonpartisan race for nonpartisan positions – because of the influence they have from dollars to design. The Web site for the Democratic Party of Los Angeles County hasn’t listed candidates for local races except for the Los Angeles City Council. Although candidates are identified on mailers from Republican or Democratic clubs, in most cases, it wasn’t the parties that sought out the candidates. Many hopefuls approached Republican and Democratic clubs for endorsements on their own. Some got it. Others didn’t. Endorsements can make make or break an election, given the hefty prices that come with campaigning. Signs cost $20. Banners can cost $100. Mailers start around $4,000. Months of campaigning can make a tremendous dent in savings accounts for the average middle-class family. Candidates without solid endorsements may find it tough to win these races because they can’t spread the word around town like their competitors. In the end, their names can be unfamiliar to voters, many of whom arrive at polling booths with certain positions on propositions on the ballot but have little idea who is running for local seats. Often it’s the familiar name that gets the vote. But what’s happening with local school board elections is a reflection of the national level, where the price to run for president is so high that many people decide not to run because they don’t want to spend years campaigning, said Bill Allison, spokesman for the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan government ethics watchdog. “The sad thing is that it keeps a lot of qualified candidates who might be interested in public service from ever getting into the arena,” he said. For some, a school board seat could be the start of a political career, since talent is often recruited from local levels, where party-building starts. A slate of candidates can be developed and groomed this way, and almost becomes a ‘farm system’ for the national parties, Allison said – although it depends on the candidates’ aspirations, whether they want to stay on school boards or one day run for a Senate seat or the presidency. Some say it’s not unusual that school board elections are getting this type of attention. Education recently has taken on a political flavor because of the plethora of social issues it encompasses, such as the debate about whether to teach evolution or intelligent design in classrooms, said Mehran Kamrava, professor of political science at California State University, Northridge. Kamrava said political organizations, particularly ones active at the grass-roots level and those with defined social agendas, are jumping on board with social issues. Churches and other community groups are also getting involved. But it’s not because political parties are going to them. It’s because activities in these places are having sharper political edges to them, Kamrava said. So where does this leave the PTA mom running for a seat on her child’s school board? Does she stand a chance? “As these locally defined issues appeal to a broader strata of the population, the political stakes become higher,” Kamrava said. “So the proverbial PTA mom will have to pay larger attention to larger political dynamics.” One of seven contenders for the board of the William S. Hart Union School District, Joe Messina also is chairman of the California Republican Party’s 38th Assembly District Central Committee. Messina said his backing from the committee doesn’t mean it’s an endorsement for being Republican. Instead, it comes from his interaction with those people in the club. He compared it to PTA members asking the PTA for endorsements. He said that even though it’s a nonpartisan race, many candidates have approached the parties for support because the endorsements are important to have. “People do play politics,” Messina said. “People are partisan. People do want to vote Republican or Democratic.” Republican Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, a former Hart board member, also has endorsed some of the candidates backed by the committee. Although the California Democratic Party’s 38th Assembly District committee can’t endorse candidates, the Democratic Alliance for Action can. Bruce McFarland, president of the Santa Clarita-based club, said this race isn’t the first time that candidates have been endorsed. However, the hopefuls in nonpartisan races these days are more willing to say that they’re Democrats or Republicans. McFarland said some members have individually donated to campaigns, but as a group they are helping with mailings and phoning Democratic neighbors to spread the word in a region dominated by Republican voters. “Voters don’t necessarily decide by party, but a portion of them do,” McFarland said. Sue Doyle, (661) email@example.com The Democratic Alliance for Action has endorsed Jonathan Kraut for College of the Canyons’ board and Steve Herskovitz for William S. Hart Union High School District. The California Republic Party 38th District Central Committee has endorsed various candidates: Joan MacGregor and Ernie Tischner were endorsed as trustees for College of the Canyons’ board. Those on the William S. Hart Union High School District board include Phil Ellis, Dennis King, Joe Messina, Patricia Hanrion and Paul Strickland. On the Newhall School District board, it’s Robert Jensen, Steve Lunetta and Michael McGrath. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s definitely a new phenomenon. These were traditionally smaller races, but they’re starting to take a little more importance,” said Steve Levin, political reform project manager at the Center for Governmental Studies, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan research organization. A danger that could arise from this party participation, Levin said, is that money could start to pour into the races. Political influence starts with endorsements but is often a stepping stone to larger matters, such as contributions, he said. So far in this year’s race, that hasn’t happened, according to candidates’ campaign statements. Candidates this week filed the second of three financial disclosures. The third and final one is filed in January. But parties are stepping onto the campaign trail with fliers, phone calls and door-to-door solicitations for their endorsed candidates. Advertising also comes in other ways. The Web site for the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, for example, lists names of Republican hopefuls running for seats on area school boards, city councils and water districts and is a guide for people who vote along straight party lines.
Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) aims to keep her streak of first-place finishes alive as she has won all three 60-meter hurdle competitions she has entered this season. However, this week Young steps into the blocks against hurdlers from Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas, Arizona State and Nebraska. Meyo Invitational Schedule Following this weekend’s meets, the team returns to the state of Iowa next weekend for the Iowa State Classic in Ames. Husker Invitational Saturday Heat Sheets Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) has enjoyed a similar streak for the men’s team as he has recorded a top-three finish in all three of his 400-meter races this season. The senior aims to add to that streak in the 400 meters on Friday. In the field events, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) returns to compete in her primary event this week, the triple jump. In four competition in the event this season, she has two wins and a third-place finish. Last weekend, she nearly set a personal best in the long jump with a mark that ranks as the eighth best in the Missouri Valley Conference. Meyo Invitational Heat Sheets Husker Invitational Friday Heat Sheets The Drake University track and field teams will face some of their strongest competition of the season this weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska. The Bulldogs are one of 35 teams are set to compete in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend including a handful of teams ranked in the USTFCCCA poll. On the men’s side, No. 11 Kansas, No. 13 Stanford and No. 16 Texas are in the meet. On the women’s side, No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Kentucky and No. 18 Kansas State lead the strong field. Print Friendly Version The bulk of team begins competition at the Husker Invitational on Friday, Feb. 3, starting at 4:30 p.m. with the field events and 6 p.m. with preliminary heats on the track. Competition on Saturday begins at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the 32 Bulldogs heading to Nebraska, senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) will compete against some the nation’s top runners in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. Fischer owns a personal best of 8:06.88, less than half a second off the school-record pace, and he will be gunning for that record in a fast heat that includes competitors from programs such as Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia Tech and Indiana. Fischer is set to race at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Story Links Meyo Invitational Live Results Husker Invitational Live Results Husker Invitational Schedule