Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West After poor start, Ginebra ‘peaking at the right time’ heading to semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Air Force survived a five-set thriller against Cignal, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-25, 13-15, and claimed the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference men’s title Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.It was sweet revenge for the Jet Spikers as they dethroned the HD Spikers and avenged their loss from last season’s finals.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Reinforced conference MVP Marck Espejo led all scorers with 41 points. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A net touch error prolonged the match in the final set, 14-13, before Jeffrey Malabanan sealed the championship with a quick kill.“We’re happy we got the championship because this match pushed us to the brink,” Air Force head coach Horvyl Velayo said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’An attack error on the Jet Spikers capped a 13-4 blitz for the HD Spikers in the fourth canto, 25-15.Finals Most Valuable Player Bryan Bagunas spearheaded the Jet Spikers with 30 points while Alnakean Abdilla chipped in 18 markers. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments
Drama unfolded yesterday at the Criminal Court ‘C’ when Bishop Manasseh Contoe of the Mission for Today Church who was asked by the defense team to testify in favor of their client, James Togbah, contradicted his testimony.Bishop Contoe’s testimony came after defendant James Togbah claimed that he transferred US$12,570 to Seak Group of Companies’ account at Ecobank.The company is owned by Bishop Contoe.Defendant Togbah is being tried for his involvement in the disappearance of over US$50,000 from the account of Korea Trading Company, while he was serving as one of its managers.But during his testimony, Bishop Contoe told the court that defendant Togbah paid the money to him via check, not cash. When defendant Togbah took the witness stand in his own behalf he claimed that he did not pay the money via check, instead it was through money transfer from the account of Korea Trading Company owned by Mr. Chio Hungchi, a Korean businessman.Defendant Togbah also claimed that he transferred the US$12,570 into the account of Seak Group of Companies account at Ecobank.Explaining what kind of services he rendered to Korea Trading Company (KTC) to be paid that amount, Bishop Contoe said, the company had a contract with the World Food Program (WFP) to transport their workers, but they did not have enough vehicles for the contract and as a result KTC hired his company’s services to help improve their capacity in executing the contract.“It was based on that defendant Togbah paid the check to me,” the Bishop alleged.When he was asked who signed the check, Contoe answered that it was signed by the defendant.Asked to confirm whether or not he was saying the truth, Bishop Contoe insisted that “the money was paid by check to Seak Group of Companies and was encashed thereafter at the Ashmun Street branch of Ecobank,” adding “this is all I know.” The case continues today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Two of the four men who were arrested by Police in connection with the gunning down of America Street money changer Shawn Nurse earlier this month were on Tuesday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman, charged with murder.George Hope (in black) and Kerwin DeSantos (in white)The murder charge that Freeman Street, La Penitence, Georgetown residents Kerwin DeSantos and George Hope jointly face detail that the duo, on February 4, 2018, at America Street, while being in the company of each other and with others, murdered Shawn Nurse during the course of a robbery.Both men appeared before the magistrate unrepresented by legal counsel, and were each remanded to prison. They are expected to make their next court appearance on February 21.While plying his trade as a money changer on February 4, 2018, forty-seven-year-old Shawn Nurse was shot to his face and left for dead on America Street, Georgetown. he reportedly was approached by a man wearing a red hoody and brown pants, who whipped out a handgun from his waist and demanded that Nurse hand over his cash. Nurse, who just two months previously had been robbed, refused the bandit’s demand and was shot to his head.As detectives probe the matter, four men were arrested after a red Honda CG motorcycle — suspected to have been used in the commission of the crime, based on CCTV footage — was found in possession of one of the suspects.Two of the men were reportedly the same persons who, back in December last, had robbed Nurse of some $500,000. However, that matter was dropped after the men had reportedly paid back the stolen money to the now dead man.
At 19 years old, Jamaican Tahjia Lumley is the youngest of the three athletes who have travelled from his country to Guyana to attain England Squash Coaching certification from Guyana’s National Squash Coach Carl Ince.Certified: (From L-R) Sarah Lewis, Samuel Ince-Carvalhal, Coach Carl Ince, Nicolette Fernandes and Tahjia Lumley after the final gradingHaving attained his Levels 1 & 2 Award (certification) from Ince, Lumley is now one of many from the Caribbean and the USA to have come to Guyana to become certified at that level.Here last year for his final Junior CASA examination, Tahjia was conferred with the honour of being declared the Junior CASA Sportsman and Leadership Award winner.Following that 2017 tournament, Tahjia spent a week on Coach Ince’s farm receiving training; after his coach, Steve Smith, who himself had completed the course here in Guyana in 2013, and mentor Karen Anderson, arranged for the youngster to work with the Level 4 Elite Coach.Tahjia expresses an enormous amount of gratitude for the support he has received from both his coach and mentor throughout his 8 years in the sport.Sitting at the Georgetown Club courts on Sunday after finishing his final practical exam, his enthusiasm was barely contained as he recollected meeting the one he refers to as “The Great Coach Ince” for the first time.At 12 years old, Tahjia said, he was struck by the calm and relaxed figure whose reputation was legendary in the Caribbean, as his team had so many successes. He even remembers the exchange they had that led him to deduce how much Coach looked out for his students. Eight years on, Tahjia enthuses, “To be in Coach’s own backyard training, learning from a man I have looked up to for so long, was spectacular”.The icing on the cake for Tahjia was when he discovered he would be working alongside another Guyanese Squash great, Nicolette Fernandes. “That”, he said, “was a dream come true!”Tahjia Lumley, Sarah Lewis, Samuel Ince-Carvalhal, and Nicolette Fernandes gained a great deal from each other during the gruelling week of the course. The interaction with Coach and his fellow candidates made what was mentally and physically intensive one of the best experiences Tahjia has ever had. “The course was so thorough, professionally conducted, and well run…. so amazing; and we were so constructive with each other that even though it wasn’t easy — it was mentally draining — I loved every single moment of it,” Tahjia Lumley disclosed.The course teaches and tests individual and group coaching techniques and programmes, child protection, coaches’ code of conduct, safety, and an array of other relevant material.As Tahjia transitions into another chapter of his Squash career, he reflects on the pivotal moment that brought him to be standing outside the courts in Jamaica, where he asked if he could play. He explained, “In Jamaica, Squash was more an uptown sport, and I am from the inner city, so it was not a sport I might have ordinarily been exposed to or have the opportunity to play. I asked and waited. It could have been a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.”However, he asked and got a positive response. Quickly moving from playing during some lunch times to dedicating early mornings, his talent and dedication were soon noticed, and his first coach, Jeremy Parkinson, gave him a solid foundation before he moved to the national squad, where hitting hard became hitting to target, and physical training was added to his regime.Looking back, he smiles at the cost his dedication had on others. “Rain or shine, I would be there early in the morning at UTECH, disturbing the lifeguard, Jayan Thomas, to get access to the key and equipment, so I could get on court,” he reflected.Tahj believes his life would have been very different without Squash. He thoughtfully stated, “The day I got that ‘Yes’ changed my life”.Going through the junior programme, representing his country, enjoying successes in tournaments and the opportunities they afforded helped him to become calm and focused. He fully recognises how powerful sport and supportive people can be, and has named many who have influenced the path he has taken, including fellow countryman Chris Binnie.Allowing a tinge of pride, he said: “Now I have the skills to be part of that programme, I can change people’s lives”. Eager to have a positive impact on the next generation of young people, his newly acquired knowledge and certification will enhance the remarkable skills and characteristics he already possesses, which make him a natural in the field of coaching.As a parting note, Tahjia reiterated how amazing the course was, and emotionally finished with, “Coach Ince is motivational and inspirational… I am filled with happiness and joy to have been a part of this course with this group”.
The Brazil defender, 31, had a rumoured falling-out with Conte and a series of injuries, not featuring at all after the February loss at Watford.“Two seasons ago he was a protagonist,” said Sarri. “Then six months ago he was not playing, so he was a little confused.”Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, with five wins and two draws, and came within minutes of inflicting Liverpool’s first loss on Saturday.What Sarri likes about Luiz could be a trait that explains his exile under Conte.“He’s direct. If he has to say something to the manager he has to talk to me,” Sarri said. “I like very much direct people.“When I arrived here immediately I had the feeling he’s a very good player for my way of football because he’s a centre-back who is very technical.“Then I appreciate his qualities as a man. He’s really better than I thought before.”Luiz is thriving under Sarri.“Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football. We are trying to enjoy,” he told Chelsea TV.“He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Defender David Luiz is back in favour at Chelsea © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 1 – David Luiz was left puzzled by his treatment under former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, according to new Stamford Bridge boss Maurizio Sarri.Luiz had been an central figure in Chelsea’s title win in Conte’s first season as boss, in 2016-17, but scarcely featured after the 3-0 loss at Roma on October 31 last year.
AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez Liverpool are ready to use Mario Balotelli as part of a deal to bring Diego Lopez to Anfield.The AC Milan goalkeeper is currently out of action due to injury and has found his spot under threat from teen star Gianluigi Donnarumma.The 16-year-old has been in stunning form since being given his chance and Lopez may struggle to get back into the side.As a result, the Spaniard is considering a move away and clubs in Europe have been placed on red alert.One of those teams, according to Calciomercato, is Liverpool and the Reds are ready to make a January swoop.In order to sweeten the deal boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly given the green light for Balotelli to be used as a makeweight.The striker is already on loan at Milan and it is said he would prefer to remain in Italy. 1
Three Donegal primary schools are taking part in a unique project aimed at immersing junior infants in the Irish language.The schools, which are all located in the Gaeltacht region, all plan to delay the teaching of the English language for a year until the children enter senior infants.The schools taking part in the project include Scoil Rann na Feirste, Scoil Dhoire Chonaire and Scoil Chaiseal na gCorr. A spokesman for the project, Éamonn Mac Niallais, said research has shown the plan is working.“It is very clear from international and national research on immersion education that not only does this system improve the acquisition of the minority language, in this case Irish, but also that it improves standards in both languages in senior classes.“Therefore, this system is to the benefit of all pupils and is recognised as international best practice for minority language medium schools such as Gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools,” he said.There are seven other primary schools in the Gaeltacht category A area in Donegal. Some of these schools have yet to make a decision on immersion education but project organisers hope they will make the same decision as these three schools.“It is of critical importance to us as one of the strongest Gaeltacht communities in Ireland that we are prepared to take positive steps to demonstrate our committment to the conservation and development of the Irish language.“We have to acknowledge that there is a crisis in even the strongest Gaeltacht areas in terms of the lack of usage by young people of the Irish language in their normal everyday social interactions.“The introduction of immersion education in Gaeltacht schools in not the answer to all of these problems but it is definitely a step in the right direction and is to be welcomed,” he said.Ends Ní neart go cur le chéileTá tús curtha inniu ag trí bhunscoil Ghaeltachta san Iarthuaisceart leis an tumoideachas ins na naíonáin bheaga; Scoil Rann na Feirste, Scoil Dhoire Chonaire agus Scoil Chaiseal na gCorr. Séard atá i gceist go bunúsach leis seo nó nach mbeidh na scoileanna seo ag tosnú ar theagasc an Bhéarla leis na daltaí go dtí na naíonáin mhóra ar a laghad. Déanann muid comhghairdeas leis na tuismitheoirí, na Boird Bhainistíochta agus na múinteoirí ins na scoileanna seo a ghlac an cinneadh dearfach seo.Is cinnte ón taighde idirnáisiúnta agus náisiúnta atá déanta ar an tumoideachas, ní amháin go bhfuil sé chun leas na mionteanga (an Ghaeilge) ach go mbíonn torthaí foghlama níos airde á mbaint amach ag na daltaí ins an dá theanga. Mar sin de, is chun leas an pháiste atá an cleachtas seo.Tá buíochas ag gabháil d’Eagraíocht na Scoileanna Gaeltachta agus COGG a d’eagraigh seimineár do lucht teagaisc na scoileanna Gaeltachta san Earrach ar an ábhar seo. Chomh maith le sin, d’eagraigh siad seisiúin eolais do na Boird Bainistíochta agus cúrsa traenála do mhuinteoirí ar fhoghraíocht na Gaeilge. Tá seacht mbunscoil eile i gCatagóir A san Iarthuaisceart agus tuigeann muid go bhfuil cinneadh le déanamh go fóill ag roinnt acu seo agus tá súil againn go nglacfaidh siad uilig an cinneadh céanna. Tá sé fíorthábhachtach dúinn mar phobal Gaeltachta na céimeanna dearfacha seo a ghlacadh le léiriú go bhfuil muid dáiríre faoi thodhchaí na teanga a chinntiú. Tá géarchéim ann ó thaobh úsáid na Gaeilge i measc aos óg na Gaeltachta; ní réiteach na faidhbe ann féin atá sa tumoideachas ach is cinnte gur cuid den réiteach é.EndsDONEGAL SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART IN UNIQUE PROJECT TO PUT ENGLISH LANGUAGE ‘ON HOLD’ was last modified: August 31st, 2011 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)
The awards will be announced Saturday at the exhibition’s opening reception, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, 44801 Sierra Highway. Admission is free. In an annual tradition by the Antelope Valley Arts Association, association member David Faust’s works will be showcased during the exhibit. The museum/art gallery opened in January 1986 in a refurbished former supermarket. After Lancaster voters formed the city government seven years earlier, the city bought the vacant market as a potential City Hall. City Hall eventually opened in another downtown building six blocks west. The former supermarket became the museum/art gallery as well as headquarters for the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The exhibit runs through March 12. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The 1986 show drew many entries from students of noted Antelope Valley artist Charles LaMonk, who was known for portraits of American Indians and petroglyph art. LaMonk died in 1990. Artists showing now range from self-taught to professionals, from teenagers and younger children to retirees. “It’s nice to see different styles and different pieces,” Gurba said. The number of artists submitting entries rose this year to 139, who submitted 280 pieces. Last year, 120 artists submitted 259 works. Artist and professional juror Christine Hogan picked 153 works by 109 artists – both professional and amateurs – for the 2006 show. She also determined the winners of more than $1,000 in cash awards from local arts groups. LANCASTER – When Lancaster Museum Art Gallery hosted its first juried all-media art exhibition at its 1986 opening, 80 percent of the art was paintings of American Indians, desert landscapes and wildflowers. The 21st annual show that opens Saturday will display abstract pieces, digital photos, sculptures made from junk found in the desert, aviation art and computer graphics – as well as desert scenes and portraits. “It’s nice to see people exploring more,” museum/art gallery curator Norma Gurba said. “We like that.” The show – called “juried” because a professional artist judges submissions and picks the best for exhibition – has changed both because of newcomers to the valley and because longtime residents are exploring different styles in art, Gurba said.
1 Everton boss Ronald Koeman Everton manager Ronald Koeman insists he will see out his contract at the club and will not be the new coach of Barcelona.In an interview with Catalan newspaper Sport, the Dutchman said it was his dream to return to the Nou Camp to manage his former club, where he played for six years between 1989 and 1995.With current incumbent Luis Enrique set to leave at the end of the season speculation has linked Koeman with the job, having been assistant to Louis van Gaal in 1998 to 2000.However, he dismissed those links at a press conference on Thursday despite his latest comments on his desire to manage there in the future.Koeman, who signed a three-year deal to become the Toffees’ boss last summer, said: “I think I mentioned several times it is human ambition and that means for players and for managers – and that has not changed my position or my contract with Everton.“There is no chance I will leave Everton before the end of my contract.“The last two years, when I was at Southampton sometimes, there were stories about Barcelona – that happened when I left Barcelona (as assistant).“I am still not in Barcelona and I don’t expect I will be the new manager.“I am really happy to be at Everton and I am looking forward to next season. It is a big project and I will be part of that project.”Koeman has guided the club to a guaranteed seventh-place finish in the Premier League and he has aspirations for breaking into the top six and even the Champions League.“When I got the offer of Everton it was not about this season, it was about a project that we would like to change things and develop the team and make the team strong and have really good competition to the big six in the Premier League,” he added.“Already this season we have shown we are close but not close enough.“It is really difficult and I think it is a big compliment to the players what we have achieved this season but for next season we like to improve and we want to do more.”One player who will not be part of that future is striker Arouna Kone, who has not made a Premier League start since the end of last season and has managed just seven substitute appearances.“He has finished his contract and he will leave the club at the end of the season,” said Koeman.
impact who plays? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Irving came on midway through the second half in the win, at which point Hearts were 2-0 up before Paul McManus pulled a goal back for the non-leaguers.Of the £10,000 fine, £8,000 has been suspended until the end of next season.Hearts manager Craig Levein said last week that the club would ‘accept and deal with’ any punishment the Scottish FA deemed necessary.He also said: “It’s an unfortunate situation and I don’t think in my whole time in football I’ve been involved in a situation like this. We have processes in place which are fairly robust and we missed something in January, which is highly unusual.” ALTERED predicted LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Levein described the error as ‘highly unusual’ smart causal NEW ERA 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The Hearts boss was brought in last year after former head coach Ian Cathro failed to navigate the League Cup group stages Hearts have been docked two League Cup points and fined £10,000 for fielding an ineligible player in a recent win against Cove Rangers.Nineteen-year-old Andy Irving had not been registered correctly in time for the 2-1 League Cup group stage win over Cove, who play in the Highland League. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible xi 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Losing two points could hurt Levein in more ways than one, with former boss Ian Cathro having been sacked last season after failing to reach the League Cup knock-outs.The points deduction pushes Hearts down to three points from two games in Group C of the Scottish League Cup.The Edinburgh club are now three points adrift of Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Cowdenbeath, who they must overcome in their remaining two fixtures.The Cove win came after a penalty shoot-out triumph against Raith Rovers, for which the club won two points.