first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town View comments The Premier League has two of the top scorers: Tottenham striker Harry Kane with five goals for England and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku with four for Belgium.The Spanish league has Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with four goals for Portugal, Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa with three for Spain and Villarreal midfielder Denis Cheryshev with another three for Russia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKane and Lukaku were left out of their teams’ final group match on Thursday as both had already reached the next round. The top five leading scorers will continue playing in the knockout stage.Players from the French league scored nine goals, one more than players from the German Bundesliga. The Italian league was next with its players scoring seven goals. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding England’s Harry Kane stretches prior to the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)SOCHI, Russia— Players from the Premier League and the Spanish league scored nearly half of the goals at the World Cup in the group stage.Of the 122 goals in the 48 matches so far, 31 came from players in England’s top league and 29 from players in Spain. Four other goals came from players on teams in those country’s second division.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 There were nine own-goals in the tournament in Russia, a World Cup record.The only scoreless game came when Denmark played France in Moscow on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 years after 1st Slam, Federer back to defend at Wimbledon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The top four clubs releasing players to the World Cup were from the Premier League (Manchester City and Chelsea) and the Spanish league (Real Madrid and Barcelona).Real Madrid led the club list with nine goals from its players, followed by Barcelona and Tottenham, with eight goals each.Among the teams with the most players at the World Cup, Bayern Munich was the only one without any goals from its players in Russia. Bayern was the top scoring team four years ago in Brazil, with its players finding the net 18 times.Major League Soccer has seen two of its players score — Carlos Vela of Los Angeles FC for Mexico and Kendall Waston of the Vancouver Whitecaps for Costa Rica.A total of 86 players scored in the group stage, which ended with a goal average of 2.5 per match. Four years ago in Brazil, 136 goals were scored in the group stage, with an average of 2.8 per game.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgAn emotionally-charged Liberian Senate in executive session yesterday reportedly gave their blessings for their colleague, Grand Gedeh Senior Senator Isaac Nyenabo, to represent Liberia as Ambassador to Brussels and the European Union (EU). Senator Nyenabo served the Liberian Senate for nine years as Senator, and briefly as Senate Pro Tempore before he was voted out by his colleagues.“I am presently filled with excitement; please allow me time to prepare and address the entire membership of the Legislative press corps by Thursday,” Amb. Nyenabo told our reporter.Known as the “four-pointer,” Isaac as Senator was respected among his colleagues and Journalists for his vast knowledge on both the Constitution and Rules of the Senate which he was always prepared to quote verbatim.During his recent confirmation hearing, then Ambassador-designate Nyenabo promised to work hard to ensure that Liberia’s image within the European Union is enhanced, saying he is ever prepared to make the necessary strong representation the country needs.Amb.  Nyenabo, who is presently working on his Doctorate degree, is a proud holder of several credentials in professional and academic disciplines. From Cuttington University Graduate School of Professional Studies, he received the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Sector Management Summa cum Laude, (2010-2012) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Magna cum Laude in Finance, (2009-2011).  From the University of Liberia’s Ibrahim Babangida School of International Relations, he received the Master of Arts (MA) – Summa cum Laude in International Relations & Diplomacy (2008 –2010).During the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), outgoing Senator Nyenabo served as Comptroller at the Ministry of Finance.As an ardent sports lover, he led the Invincible Eleven/Majestic Sports Association as interim president.In a related development, the Senate at its 86th day sitting yesterday confirmed several nominees who recently appeared before Senate committees; among them, Mr. Augustine K. Blama, Assistant Minister for Budget, Ministry of Finance & Development Planning, and Jordan Solunteh, Director General of the Cabinet, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgEighty-three cartons of unregistered pesticides were confiscated by Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) from China Trading, as the officers conducted routine inspection activities.The seized illegal pesticidesThe PTCCB in a media release stated that its seizure the 83 cartons of unregistered pesticides from China Trading is in keeping with the PTCCB’s mandate to “eliminate the importation, sale and use of illegal pesticides while reducing the availability of these unwanted products.”According to the PTCCB, the products seized during these operations were not registered by them and “in keeping with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Regulations 2004 (No 8 of 2004) all pesticides imported, sold and used in Guyana must be registered by the Board.”The body further said that “the registration process helps to ensure that products imported do not contain chemicals that are banned or may be severely hazardous, and determines the level of toxicity.”“Green Leaf Powder” – the name that the product is commonly known by, comprises mainly of Green Leaf Ants Bait, Green Leaf Cockroach Bait and Green Leaf Fly Bait. These products may be dangerous to the environment and human health, especially children, since the chemical content is unknown and may be highly toxic, the PTCCB said.The PTCCB is cautioning the general public to avoid purchasing and using illegal pesticides especially in their homes, offices, restaurants, hotels etc.The entity said also that street vending of pesticides is “illegal and as such, pesticides should not be purchased from the ‘man in street’ but from a licensed vending shop.”The PTCCB in its release said that their enforcement activities have so far resulted in the confiscation of 444kg of illegal agricultural and household pesticides from numerous businesses countrywide and that “enforcement activities are continuing and illegal pesticides will continue to be confiscated as part of the PTCCB’s zero tolerance campaign against illegal pesticides.”The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board recently seized over $4 million worth of illegal agriculture and household pesticides and products during a two-month exercise conducted across the country.last_img read more

first_imgMs. Votava: “Fighting corruption, we need good laws”A World Bank senior financial specialist believes that many Liberians are concerned about corruption and want to see it is tackled effectively.Ms. Cari Votava told students of the Bomi Community College (BCC) last Friday in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, that the government should not be left alone to fight corruption.Speaking on the topic, “Corruption” she said when corruption is high in a nation, the country cannot use its resources and taxes to support its citizens.“Corruption is very complicated because we see a lot of it in many countries. You may read the newspapers and learn that there are many international organizations that study corruption, why it happens, how it happens, but it keeps raiding the country,” she said.Ms. Votava noted that some countries’ corruption cases are very low while others are very high. As a result, citizens in countries where it is high will continue to live in abject poverty.According to her, studies show that there is a correlation between how much corruption takes place in a country and how much poverty exists as well.  She said corruption deprives the citizens of what the state needs to operate more effectively to manage its resources.“When a nation is more corrupt, many investors don’t want to invest there, because they don’t want to be paying bribes, which can produce problems,” she said.She therefore called on Liberians to support the government in its fight against corrupt practices in the country.She noted that investors usually invest in a nation to create jobs for the citizens, especially in the local communities and help the economy to expand because economic development reduces poverty.In order to fight corruption, she said, “You need good laws; laws that prevent corruption and criminalize corruption. The law has to state that bribery is a criminal offense. One who takes bribe should be prosecuted and the money taken to be given back to the state. The penalty for corrupt officials or individuals needs to be high with longer time in prison.”She further said that there are laws that prevent corruption in many nations. But there are often defaults in many of them, which makes it difficult for the police and prosecutors to prosecute corrupt officials or individuals.She said laws on corruption need to give integrity institutions, like the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Liberia National Police (LNP) an audience to identify corruption when it happens so they can investigate and prosecute.To find corruption in every nation, she said, “Preventive measures have to be put in place. Many countries in the world don’t have preventive measures in place, especially on the day to day basis.”Earlier, Dr. Zobong Norman, president of BCC, in his welcome remarks thanked Ms. Norman for providing his students with such an opportunity and hoped that the students will make good use of the material.Ms. Votava is a recognized global expert on illicit financial flows, corruption prevention, anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AM/CFT), and monitoring and evaluation systems.She has played an instrumental role in contributing to the improvement of international standards in these areas and has led AML/CFT Evaluations and AML/CFT Risk Assessments in many countries. She currently represents the World Bank in the Inter-Government Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and in other international bodies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Sixteen riders took to the shoulder of Highways 97 and 29 this past Saturday for the second annual Tour of the Peace charity bike ride in support of Type 1 Diabetes research.The bike ride, which was started by Fort St. John resident Dan Webster, raises money for the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Over 3 million Canadians suffer from diabetes, ten percent of whom have Type 1 diabetes. Webster started the ride last year after his son Sam was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago.A total of 16 brave riders came out on the smoke-filled Saturday. Webster said that the smoke ended up to be a bit of a blessing, as it shielded the riders from the blistering 300C heat that had been forecasted for the day.  Nine of the 16 riders were teenagers, a large number of whom are members of Fort St. John Minor Hockey and the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club. 14 year-old Sam Webster completed the ride for his second year in a row. As a Type 1 diabetic, Webster had to test his blood sugar, watch his carb count, and administer insulin during the ride. Local MP Bob Zimmer also rode with the group for the entire 150 kms.- Advertisement -Webster says that donations are still being counted and coming in, but that the preliminary total is currently sitting around $15,000, which is still a long ways short of our goal of $25,000. He adds that donations are still being accepted at: or you can contact Dan or Joanna Webster at and to submit a pledge towards the ride.Story submitted by Dan Webster, edited by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

first_img637″ height=”267″ alt=”” src=”/files/u1/forthotel.jpg” />The Fort Hotel will be torn down by the building’s owner. That was the concensus at last night’s city council meeting, after council was presented with the owner’s new demolition plan. Council had already declared the site a nuisance property, and were threatening the intitiate demolition themselves and bill the owner, were he not to comply with the order. But, councillors are now satisfied that the current owner does have a realisitic plan for it’s demolition, that should be completed by this fall. City Manager Dianne Hunter says the plan is ambitious, but seems to be the best outcome possible.[asset|aid=106|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Hunter-Fort.Owner_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Demolition could take a while, as there are a number of steps to be taken. As well, the owner has indicated that he may try to keep the back part of the building (along the alley parallel to 100th Ave) intact, though he hasn’t yet made public what he plans to do with the property.last_img read more

first_imgThe weakening dollar is a little bit of good news for an otherwise troubled forest industry.The province-wide series of Canfor summertime mill closures begins today and is scheduled to run until mid-August.However, not in Fort St. John where a two week curtailment is not set to begin until July 20th.- Advertisement -In terms of lumber production, the Company expects it will remove, approximately 95 million board feet. Canfor says mill employees are being encouraged to use vacation time, to cover the down time.However, some of the shutdowns are scheduled to run, for up to four weeks and employees will not get paid for any down time which isn’t coverered by vacation time…meaning they will need to apply for employment insurance.last_img

first_imgSandoval, 19, said Danelo never had a problem with his father. That night, Danelo had been hanging out with his friends, drinking at bars in Hermosa Beach. It was the last night before they’d all head back to their colleges. Sandoval joined them as the party moved to a house in San Pedro. Knowing Danelo was intoxicated – the coroner’s report showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.23, nearly three times the legal limit for driving – he and Sandoval called his parents to pick them up. His parents, Joe and Emily, arrived. Danelo went with his father. Sandoval rode with her boyfriend’s mother, who was taking her to her father’s house in Carson. Sandoval spoke to Danelo on the cell phone along the way. In no way, she said, was he suicidal. “He said we were going to go out to breakfast the next morning at the Pacific Diner,” she said. “He was in a really good mood. He was really lovey with me.” Danelo’s cause of death was ruled multiple traumatic injuries. However, his manner of death – accident or suicide – remained officially undetermined. Sandoval said she believes the answer to what happened is easy. After a night of drinking, Danelo needed to urinate and never would have stopped in the park, where others could see him. He would have climbed the 4-foot wall and stood near the edge of the cliff out of sight. “I just figured he went over there to go pee,” she said. “He peed all the time. He had a little bladder. We couldn’t watch a movie. I thought it was cute.” Joey Danelo, however, isn’t convinced that an accident occurred. He said he respects the work of police and coroner’s officials, and will accept their version if they say his brother fell. Danelo, he said, had walked down that cliff to the tide pools below hundreds of times since he was 3 years old. “I don’t believe he fell from the top of a cliff. I believe there are other possible ways to get those injuries he received other than falling,” Joey Danelo said. He said he wonders if his little brother could have been struck by a sport utility vehicle or beaten in an attack. “He didn’t look like he fell from anywhere,” said Danelo, who viewed his brother’s naked body following his death. “I don’t believe there was actually a fall. They found him at the bottom. How do they know he actually fell?” Los Angeles police Detective Kathy Mayer said Tuesday that detectives have no evidence to show anything but a fall. Harbor Division investigators long ago ruled out foul play and, at this point, are leaning toward calling the death an accident. “Hopefully, over the course of events, I know people feel guilty and somebody will let something out,” Joey Danelo said. “I don’t want them to go out there and put up a wanted poster. If somebody did do something, then something will come out eventually.” (310) 543-6655 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Tuesday, one of Danelo’s brothers and his girlfriend said suicide is out of the question. Danelo once told his girlfriend he believed that was one of the most selfish things a person could do. In their first interviews since the death of the San Pedro High graduate, Sandoval and Joey Danelo expressed very different suspicions about what happened. Sandoval said she suspects her boyfriend died in a simple accident, slipping down the cliff while urinating at the edge during a walk. Danelo’s older brother, however, questions whether he even fell from the cliff. Both denied that Danelo had argued with his father – a former NFL kicker – before he died, disputing a line in the coroner’s report that quoted a family friend about a “disagreement” the two had earlier in the day. “They didn’t have a fight,” she said. “Every time we came home on the weekend, they had long talks. His dad is amazing, and Mario respected him so much.” By the afternoon of Jan. 6, Danelo was dead, his body discovered at the bottom of a cliff, below Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. Coroner’s officials on Monday released a report saying they could not determine whether Danelo died in an accidental fall or if he committed suicide. center_img USC kicker Mario Danelo couldn’t have been happier. He’d had a great day with his family and girlfriend and spent the evening drinking with his buddies on the last night of school vacation. The last night of his life. “No one knew how happy he was,” said his girlfriend, Jackie Sandoval. “He was in his peak. He won the Rose Bowl. He was so happy. We just had an amazing Christmas with his family.” last_img read more

first_imgThe Goats Don’t Shave may have been going to build a wall around old Donegal.But it sure looks like the men about Fintown took a leaf out of their book and built Sam tall out of the heather way up on the side of Achla Mountain. The masterpiece by Joseph & Declan Brennan is attracting huge attention with cars and even bus loads stopping to picture the intriguing sight.Indeed, Joseph explained, that coming off the mountain today for the last time after a week’s work that they were captured by roving BBC1 camera crew.The letters are all of 70 metres high, the vertical strips five metres wide and the tops eight metres wide to give the effect of lying back into the hill.“It was a bit of a feat lining it out as when you were up there you couldn’t see the top of a letter from the bottom with the steepness of the ground and as we came over into the end of the M it was disappearing over the horizon even though that is not apparent from the road over a mile away” explained Joseph. The giant Sam can be seen from three miles away and the lads topped off the exercise with planting a flag on the top of Achla mountain.Well actually we’re told it’s several flags stitched together and if they survive the Achla gales then fair play to Lorraine and the crew at the Zip Yard, Letterkenny said Joseph!As the photo shows it’s a pretty good vantage point in Donegal with Errigal, Sliabh Snacht and Muckish clearly visible behind the fluttering flag and off in the other direction the Shallogan Valley leads down to McGuinesses’ hometown of Glenties. On a better day one can even see across Donegal Bay to Croagh Patrick in Mayo from the top of Achla!Rather coincidentally where Sam first makes a more than life-size appearance in the hills of Donegal is a bare half mile from where he made his LAST appearance in May 1993.On the night before his return to Croke Park local man and GAA stalwart Jimmy McKelvey arranged to have Sam brought to the house of his neighbour Jimmy Doherty who was then celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary. Let’s hope the shiny, silver Sam is back soon.As Joseph quipped, “Sure all we want to do is make him feel welcome. SAM IS ALREADY BACK IN THE HILLS OF FINTOWN was last modified: September 21st, 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)last_img read more

first_img IN DEMAND Latest Transfer stories from LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign Jordan Hugill from West Ham United this summer.The news Leeds United boss, who was appointed last month, is keen to add more firepower to his squad ahead of his debut managerial season in England. moving on He has yet to score a single goal since his big-money move, which was initially poorly received by West Ham fans.New Leeds boss Bielsa is keen to get the club back into the Premier League after an exile of 14 years.The tough-talking Argentine has reportedly got his new side training FOUR times a day in a bid to get out of the Championship. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Hugill has played just 22 minutes of football since arriving in January REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets RANKED And, according to The Sun, he has identified Hugill as a top target.However, Leeds may have to battle with Queens Park Rangers to land the 26-year-old, with Steve McClaren also trying to convince the striker to drop down from the Premier League.After arriving in east London in January from Preston North End, Hugill has failed to kickstart his career in the Premier League.The striker has managed to record just 22 minutes for the Hammers after arriving in an £8 million move.last_img read more