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Residents of Trump Plaza Palm Beach donate food to local food bank

first_imgThe residents of Trump Plaza of the Palm Beaches have been collecting food to donate to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.Residents have been working together all week to collect bags of food for those in the community that have been affected by the pandemic.The Palm Beach County Food Bank is scheduled to be pick up the denotations at Friday at 5:00pm.  During the pick up, residents plan to stand on their balcony and cheer.last_img

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No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78

first_imgBYU visits Pepperdine on Saturday.___More AP college basketball: and No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78 Gonzaga struggled to keep pace with BYU after going without a field goal over the final 4:36 of the first half.The Cougars kept building on their momentum early in the second half. 3-pointers from Kolby Lee and Toolson highlighted a run of four straight baskets that put BYU up 58-44.A win over a Gonzaga team that spent part of the season ranked no. 1 overall will go a long way to helping the Cougars lock up an NCAA Tournament bid in March.UP NEXTGonzaga hosts San Diego on Thursday. Gonzaga trailed by 14 points early in the second half before mounting a comeback. The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 70-68 on a jumper from Drew Timme with 7:52 remaining. BYU did not let Gonzaga erase the lead entirely.Zac Seljaas made back-to-back baskets to give the Cougars a little breathing room again. Then Childs bookended a string of four straight BYU baskets with a layup and a jumper to put the Cougars up 87-76 with 3:15 left.BYU got a big lift from Childs in the first half. The senior forward crashed the boards and made several critical baskets to provide a much-needed spark for the Cougars on offense.Childs capped a 13-4 run that gave BYU a 21-18 lead with back-to-back baskets. Gonzaga briefly regained a 25-24 lead on back-to-back baskets from Kispert and Petrusev. The Cougars surged back ahead before halftime thanks to Childs.He accounted for three buckets on a run of five straight possessions that ended in baskets for BYU. It helped the Cougars claw out a 38-32 lead. February 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 28 points to help No. 23 BYU upset second-ranked Gonzaga 91-78 on Saturday night and end the Bulldogs’ 19-game winning streak.Jake Toolson added 17 points and T.J. Haws had 16 points. BYU (23-7, 12-3 WCC) never trailed after halftime en route to winning its eighth straight game.Killian Tillie scored 18 points and Corey Kispert added 16 to lead the Bulldogs. Filip Petrusev added 14 points and Admon Gilder chipped in 13. Gonzaga (27-2, 13-1) won the previous five meetings in Provo before Saturday. Associated Press last_img read more

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Caz girls basketball beats Westhill, falls to Chittenango

first_imgThe Lakers held Westhill to four points in the first quarter. Then the game shuffled back and forth, but Cazenovia mostly stayed out in front.Then, in the fourth quarter, the Lakers outscored the Warriors 20-13, pulling clear as Lindsey Lawson could not be stopped, pouring in 28 points as Julia Bauder earned six of her 11 points at the free-throw line.Meanwhile, Chittenango eagerly awaited Cazenovia, sporting a 4-0 record. Adding to the color of the game was the fact that Bears head coach Kassie Kleine was a Cazenovia graduate and was always eager to take on her alma mater. It turned into an exciting contest, the two neighbors trading sustained scoring runs, but Chittenango making the last push to ultimately defeat Cazenovia 53-41Both sides traded baskets until the second quarter, where the Bears limited the Lakers to five points. But Cazenovia broke out of that slump in the third quarter and made up all the ground.So it went to the fourth quarter tied, 34-34, but Chittenango regained the lead and got clear thanks to a well-balanced attack anchored by Ally Shoemaker, who amassed 13 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and seven steals.Emily Moon and Mia McReynolds led the Bears with 14 points apiece, Moon adding five rebounds as Cassidy Kelly recorded nine points and seven rebounds.Lawson still led all individuals with 21 points, while Bauder got 11 points. Combined, the rest of the Lakers had just three field goals as Carleigh Szalach finished with five points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls basketballcenter_img When the Cazenovia girls basketball team made the short trip to Chittenango last Friday night, it did so flush with newfound confidence.Even though the Lakers had dropped its first game of the season to Bishop Grimes earlier in the week, it more than made up for it when it visited Westhill a night before its game with the Bears.Against an opponent it had struggled with for most of the time they’ve competed together in the OHSL Liberty division, Cazenovia started well and closed strong to beat the Warriors 55-45.last_img read more

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Igor Emkić preparing for the No Limit 8 Tournament

first_imgIgor Emkić, one of the best BiH kick boxers, is getting ready for performance at the No Limit 8 Tournament which is to be held in Sarajevo in March. Igor’s first opponent will be the Montenegrin fighter Boban Krušić.After a great performance and a technical knockout against Toni Mikelić, Emkić dedicated himself to regeneration, and now he is getting ready for new challenges in the ring.“After the fight in Rijeka, I focused on regeneration of my body and recovery of injuries I got in the past several fights. Earlier this year I did some quality basic preparations, now I feel I’m in a real competition shape and that I am ready for new challenges,” Emkić said.No Limit 8 will be held on March 11 in Sarajevo. The audience will, among other things, have an opportunity to see the best eight fighters from the region. It will be a true spectacle.In the past period, Igor has been working on improving his techniques and, as he says, he prepared some unpleasant surprises for future opponents.“My team and I tried to correct all shortcomings that we noticed. We dedicated a lot of attention to the acquisition of new techniques and we have been working on mastering things that I had never demonstrated to the audience before. I reached a whole another level in performances in the ring. Opponents will be surprised once they see what awaits them in the ring,” Emkić said.Igor will prepare for the tournament in Tuzla and Novi Sad.(Source: read more

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Wellington’s new council is enacted! Six-member board and mayor start getting busy

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down swimmers13 · 382 weeks ago Looks like a good group. Congratulations! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Jim · 382 weeks ago Well written article. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Concerned Taxpayer · 382 weeks ago Now its your jobs to bring spending under control. Make cut backs where they need to be made. Get the citys share of taxes on our property taxes back down where it belongs. Time to get the police department back in line where it was 40 yrs ago. WE DO NOT NEED SO MANY. And stop harassing city folks over a damn tag light that don’t work. You had better have head lights to light up a reflective tag. Report Reply 2 replies · active 382 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Larry · 382 weeks ago I was on that police department back 40 years ago, and you couldn’t asked for a better group of officers that were underpaid and over worked. With no more that two officers on the street a one time, it was a busy time. Just like it is now for these current officers. They enforce all the laws like we did back then. If you don’t like a law on the books, then work to get it repealed. Other wise I suggest you you tag light fixed. Support your police and fire departments. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 382 weeks ago I was with you until you whined about your defective tag light. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Concerned Taxpayer · 382 weeks ago I am starting foo feel like I live in a communist community with the bogus write up’s in the police notes. Not wearing a seat beat, no tag light. Too damn many people in Wellington love to stick their noses in other peoples business. Life is too damn short to have others mulling around making it miserable. And just for JUSTME my tag light does work. It just gets old to see this communist police force using it as an excuse to pull someone over. Don’t get me wrong I love our officers they just need to be more community friendly. Wellingtons population is smaller now that it was years ago but we do have far more police and city employees but yet we get fewer things done for the city over all. I EXPECT MORE BANG FOR MY BUCKS I PAY IN. Report Reply 1 reply · active 382 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 382 weeks ago Ever think about going down to the police department and spend time seeing what have to do and what they put up with during there tour of duty. You might be surprised what goes on, even the small city of Wellington. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In 1965 Wellington had a JCPenney’s store downtown, the Beatles were singing “I want to hold your hand,” the hair of teenage boys were starting to grow, and the Wellington City Council had switched to an eight member board with a non-voting mayor (unless there is a tie).Tuesday night, history was made as the council reduced its size from eight to six.John Brand, Kelly Green, Jan Korte, John Tracy, Jim Valentine and Vince Wetta were inducted into the city council Tuesday evening at the council chambers. Wetta was absent due to a family function in Nebraska.The new “at-large” council members were then seated in the center chairs in alphabetical order and started its official business with introductions. Long-time observers might have thought it looked rather quaint with two empty seats on each side. It was the final act in the restructuring of the council — an act that was spearheaded by local citizen J.P. Buellesfeld more than two years ago. For 48 years Wellington was a ward system with two representatives in each quadrant serving two-year terms.But in 2011, the old council approved a new restructured system in which two seats were reduced, the terms were expanded to four years, the voting would be “at large,” city elections will be held every two years instead of one, the city primaries were eliminated, and term limits were enacted.For six council members, or 75 percent of the council body, the overhaul approved by them led to them stepping down. Five of council members did not finish in the top six. Dana Anderson did not seek reelection. Those stepping down Tuesday were: Terry Nunemaker, Larry Shimer, Chase Weber, Kim Woodrow, Anderson and Lannon Taylor, who all finished their terms in the ward system.All of the out-going councilmen were gracious in their final ward reports thanking the voters and wishing the city good luck in the future. Woodrow may have said it best when he stated, “this has been a great ride.”Thirty minutes later, Wellington City Council Gus Collins gave a tribute of each outgoing member, and presented them with a gift for their service.Wellington City Clerk Shane Shields then inducted in the new council.The new council will consist of Wetta, Korte and Tracy serving four-year terms and Brand, Green and Valentine serving two-year terms. In two years those seats will become four year terms. The reason for this is to stagger the election so not all council members are running at one time.Once the new council members got situated in their new seats roll call was taken.“I would like to welcome you all, some of you welcome back and some of you, ‘just welcome’” said Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer looking at Korte and Brand who were the only incumbents returning to the council. “I challenge all of you to do what we are elected to do. Let’s represent Wellington proudly.”Tracy in his report asked now that the council had been reduced what would be the requirements as far as votes being cast and what constitutes a quorum.Shields responded:•In order for a city ordinance to pass, it requires a majority vote of the whole council which is four.•Resolutions require a majority vote of the council present at the meeting.•The majority of quorum is three votes.•Quorum of the council is four.•Charter ordinances, which go to the vote of the people, require 2/3 of the council which is five.“First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who voted because it shows you care,” Valentine said. “We are up here because we care. We want the city to grow, we want the city to prosper. It’s been awhile (for me) and I’ll try to behave.”Members of the City Council being inducted are from left: John Brand, Kelly Green, Jan Korte, John Tracy, and Jim Valentine. Mayor Roger Stallbaumer is seated. 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Bridget Jackson becomes honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club

first_img Renowned English golfer Bridget Jackson has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Ryder Cup hero and double Masters champion José María Olazábal has also become an honorary member. During a notable amateur career, Bridget Jackson played in the Curtis Cup for Great Britain and Ireland on three occasions and as an England international for 11 years. She has served as Chair and President of the former English Ladies’ Golf Association and President of the Ladies’ Golf Union. She was made a MBE in 2003 for her services to women’s golf. Bridget Jackson said: “I am delighted to accept this invitation to become an Honorary Member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. I have been fortunate to be involved in golf throughout my life and have always enjoyed being able to give something back to the game. I look forward to representing the club and playing my part in continuing its great tradition of supporting golf.” Keith Macintosh, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, said, “I am very pleased to welcome Bridget Jackson and José María Olazábal as honorary members of the club. “Bridget has graced the game for many years as a fine amateur golfer and exceptional administrator, while José María is one of golf’s outstanding champions and has achieved notable success throughout his career as a player and as Ryder Cup captain. Both of them thoroughly deserve this recognition.” Bridget Jackson won the British girls’ championship in 1954 and two years later triumphed in the English and German women’s championships. She won the Canadian title in 1967. Initially included as a reserve in the GB&I team for the 1958 Curtis Cup against the United States, the withdrawal of Philomena Garvey led to Jackson playing in the match for the first time, which was tied 4½ – 4½, at Brae Burn. Jackson also played for GB&I in the Curtis Cup in 1964 and 1968, and the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe on four occasions. In 1973 and 1975, she was the non-playing captain of winning GB&I teams in the Vagliano Trophy. In 1964, Jackson was England’s playing captain in the first ever Espirito Santo Trophy at the World Amateur Team Championships, winning a bronze medal. She also won the Home Internationals with England on six occasions. Following a successful playing career, Jackson became a talented golf administrator and was chair of the English Ladies Golf Association from 1971-72 and President from 1993-95. She became President of the Ladies’ Golf Union in 1998 and subsequently an Honorary Vice-President. She has also been President of Handsworth Golf Club and Royal St David’s Golf Club. Image courtesy The R&A. 20 Feb 2017 Bridget Jackson becomes honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club last_img read more

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Kamerouyou and Macellaro win state Golden Gloves championships

first_imgTalented southpaw Francesco Wilkerson, 132-pound division from East Side WPAL, fought his heart out and was looking forward to fighting for a national championship in 2010. Unfortunately, the entire plan backfired on Wilkerson when he lost a close decision against the experienced Damon Allen of Mitch Allen Boxing Club.For Amonte Eberhardt, 141-pound division from 3rd Ave. WPAL, the light began to flicker in the latter half of 2009 when he started to look like a world-beater, showing great quickness and power. But, he lost a very close decision to defending state champion Arturo Trujillo of Lehigh Valley Boxing Club.“Amonte Eberhardt reminds me of a young Sugar Ray Leonard,” said Luther Dupree, host of Steel City Sportsworld. “He has great energy and fires a lot of punches. Once he gains a bit more experience, the sky is the limit.”Khalib Whitmore, 178-division from Concrete Jungle Boxing Club, manhandled Scott Alfer of South Park Boxing Club, easily winning a unanimous decision.If you subscribe to the adage “bigger is better” when it comes to boxing, you have to be a fan of Tyrell Colston of Young Guns Boxing Club. The Golden Gloves instituted the super heavyweight class a few years ago in response to the need to give the “smaller” guys in the 175-205 range a fighting chance. Colston knocked out Kyle Kriamakbar, of Flood City Boxing Club, in the third round and moves on to the national championship.Fast Lane Boxing Club’s Mark Rideout, super-heavyweight division, out-pointed Fred Latham of East Side WPAL.In the grand scheme of things, Western Pennsylvania’s two victories seem to amount to throwing a deck chair off the Titanic, but it does seem to be a bone of contention for Pittsburgh.“Yes, we’re disappointed but we are getting close,” said Jimmy “Mad Dog” Cvetic, executive director and founder of Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League. “I thought the Colasante and Eberhardt fights were very close and could have gone either way. Francesco Wilkerson and Fred Latham both have the talent and they are being trained by Darren Dolby.”What’s the one thing most boxers dream about when they hit the sack at night? To be a champion. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that leads to this sacred treasure.Don’t let the tournament results determine how high you can sour. In the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse effectively runs out of oxygen after the first half mile, and goes the rest of the way on heart. To defeat Philadelphia, to win a National championship and to fight professionally, it’s going to take blood, guts and the heart-beat of a champion. CHAMPIONS—2010 Pennsylvania State Golden Gloves champions Anthony Burgin, Keivon Paschl, Donovan Malovich, Robby Dinero, Mark Rideout, Tyrell Colston, Damon Allen, Khalib Whitmore, Andreas Kamerouyou and Vinnie Macellaro. STAR POWER— USA Boxing champ and Olympic hopeful Tika Hemingway is shown with 178-pound winner Khalib Whitmore, left, from the Concrete Jungle Boxing Club and Scott Alfer from the South Park Boxing Club. Pittsburgh is turning into the mecca of boxing as evidenced by the standing room only crowd that packed Saddle Ridge in Station Square April 17. The State Golden Gloves Open Class Championships is a show that brings a genuine who’s who of past and present stars. The matches this year were outstanding. The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves never had it so good. And there was one among them who proved he was a “cut above the rest”—Andreas Kamerouyou, this year’s Apollo and amateur boxing’s new Sun God, brought the fans from the edge of their seat to cheering on their feet with his explosive power. Kamerouyou, 152-pounder from South Park Boxing Club, defeated Stafford Weatherburne of Harrisburg to earn a gold medal and a trip to Little Rock, Ark., May 3-8, for the National Golden Gloves Tournament.The Steel City’s version of Hercules, Carrick’s very own warrior god, Vinnie Macellaro, conquered those monsters of doubt and uncertainty voiced by those who believed he wouldn’t even make it through the early preliminary rounds and ascended to his rightful place as the toughest 165-pounder in the state of Pennsylvania by defeating Rashad Brown from the Upper Darby Boxing Club. And just like the Hercules of myth, slaying nine-headed serpents, Macellaro earned his place among the gods. Nothing was handed to the former Brashear High School football star. He became a state champion by living his credo: “I know if I work hard, I can do anything I set my mind to.”“It was great to see the crowd and energy,” said model and actress Elyse Alberts. “I’m excited to see how Andreas and Vinnie represent our Steel City in Arkansas and it would be great if they can make it all the way to the Olympics.”Controversy, however, again seems to follow Robby Colasante, from South Park Boxing Club. Just like last year, Colasante appeared to win every round but the judges award the victory to Anthony Burgin of Joe Hand Boxing Club.last_img read more

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Leafs bounce back to shutout Braves, Cooper scores twice to lead Green and White

first_imgRyan Cooper scored twice and Josh Williams recorded his third shutout of the season sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win snapped a brief one-game losing skid for the Green and White.Nelson opened the two-game home stand weekend with a narrow 2-1 loss Friday to Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Saturday, the Leafs jumped all over the Braves, scoring twice three minutes into the game to take hold of the contest.Cooper, receiving a gift-wrapped loose puck in front of the Braves net, opened the scoring just over a minute into the game.Justin Podgorenko made it 2-0 following a similar breakdown in the Spokane defence.Leaf coach Mario DiBella, a stickler for detail was pleased with the result despite times when the Leafs were inconsistent in their play.”Well there were good moments and bad moments out there, but we came to play tonight,” DiBella confessed.Nelson dominated most of the game, peppering Spokane goalie Ben Waslaski with 44 shots in total.The Braves were having lots of trouble breaking free from their side of the ice with Leafs swarming from all sides.Nelson on average for the night were getting 15 shots per period compared to Spokane’s five per period. Ryan Keilty, who was not in the lineup Friday against the Nitehawks, was back in the lineup in place of Jaiden LaPotre.”Coach (DiBella) said I was lacking certain things from my last game and I think I showed what he needed tonight,” said Keilty, connecting for his second goal of the season after converting a breakaway.DiBella agreed that Keilty had “improved” not saying much else on the matter.DiBella, on the other hand, had a bit more to say regarding Leaf Game star Ryan Cooper.”He really is special with how well he can start up plays and get the puck where it needs to be,” DiBella explained.Cooper’s two goals came in the first and third periods.With just over two minutes remaining, Cooper was on the ice looking for his hat-trick goal on the Leaf power play.”I wasn’t thinking about getting the hat trick at the time, I was just trying to throw pucks at the net,” Cooper said.When asked about his goals, Cooper said, “the second one felt more natural as I had my eyes closed for the shot.”“I like to visualize my shots as it makes me more comfortable when I shoot,” Cooper added.Nelson, tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks Border Bruins, begin a five-game road trip Friday with a game in the Sunflower City against the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson then makes stops in Spokane, Kimberley, Golden and Invermere before returning home October 27th to face the Golden Rockets.BLUELINES: Ryan Cooper now leads the Leafs in scoring with 12 points — six goals and six assists — two points head of David Sanchez. Jackson Zimmermann and Sawyer Hunt are tied for third, each with nine points. . . .Netminder Josh Williams has jumped back into the lead in goalies with a 1.14 goals against average. Owen Sikkes of Beaver Valley is second at 1.71. Williams is 6-0 on the season.last_img read more

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Mourinho ordered Spurs scouts to watch Edin Dzeko ahead of January window

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himDzeko has been with Roma since his £10million move from City in 2016.And the Bosnian international – who has eight goals from 19 games in all competitions this season – could still have one big move left in him if Mourinho has anything to do with it.Mourinho’s former club Manchester United are also said to be interested in the striker and will consider him if they fail to secure a deal for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic.2Man United star, Fred, targeted with vile racist slur as fan appears to direct monkey chant in his direction JOSE MOURINHO sent scouts to watch Roma ace Edin Dzeko ahead of a potential January transfer, according to reports.The Special One reportedly sent staff to Italy last week to watch the ex-Manchester City striker in action during Roma’s 3-1 win at Verona.2 Jose Mourinho sent Spurs scouts to watch Edin DzekoMourinho is looking to ease the load on Harry Kane and sent scouts to see if Dzeko would be a suitable candidate, according to the Mirror.Dzeko played 86 minutes for Paolo Fonseca’s team before he was replaced by ex-Spurs man Federico Fazio.However, Tottenham may have to shell out a considerable sum for the 33-year-old who recently signed a contract extension that keeps him with Roma for the next two seasons.But Spurs need to find cover for Kane as the only other recognised striker in their squad is teenager Troy Parrott.Fernando Llorente was the go-to guy last season but his contract ran down and he now plays for Roma’s Serie A rivals Napoli.last_img read more

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‘Teddy’ fires TG to win

first_imgJermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson netted a 24-minute brace, grabbing goals in the 43rd and 67th minutes as Tivoli Gardens defeated Portmore United 2-1 at the Edward Seaga Complex, ending a two-game losing streak.After back-to-back defeats to UWI and Harbour View, the west Kingston team was intent on getting back to winning ways, with the three points lifting them from fourth to second position in the standing, two adrift of leaders UWI (47).Despite a lacklustre start, Johnson got the home team off the mark when he converted from the spot two minutes to the break after Junior McGregor was tripped inside the area.However, that lead lasted just two minutes as Ewan Grandison whipped a corner kick to the near post past Tivoli custodian Davin Watkins, with the help of the wind.GREAT GOALSAfter the interval, the game came to life, with Johnson leading the charge for the home team, and after 67 minutes in the contest, McGregor robbed Roberto Johnson of possession and fed the former Bolton striker, who steadied himself and fired past Shaven-Sean Paul in goal from 20 yards.”Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson continued to live up to expectation and he came up big again. This was a very important three points. Both teams wanted it, but Tivoli wanted it more,” said Tivoli Gardens coach Omar Edwards.Portmore’s coach, Lenworth Hyde, said that his opponents defended stoutly.”We tried to get back into the game but they fought hard and defended well,” he said.In other games, UWI stayed top of the table after a 0-0 draw with Maverley/Hughenden (24), while Waterhouse (27) continue to pull further from the bottom two after a 1-0 win over Jamalco (23).Reno play Harbour View in the lone game at STETHS today at 3:30. p.m.last_img read more

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Scribes honor Season 42’s finest

first_imgView comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ABL: Alab Pilipinas drops second game Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The other regular awards include the William “Bogs” Adornado Comeback Player of the Year to Kelly Williams of TNT Katropa, the Mighty Sports Defensive Player of the Year to San Miguel’s Chris Ross, and Mr. Quality Minutes to Jio Jalalon of Star.The Finals MVP of the season’s three conferences will also be given a plaque of recognition, namely, Ross (Philippine Cup), Alex Cabagnot (Commissioner’s Cup), and LA Tenorio (Governors’ Cup).Among the other awardees are Terrence Romeo (Mighty Sports Scoring Champion) and Tenorio (Player of the Week Order of Merit).ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ 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 San Miguel coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe top performers of the PBA’s 42nd season will be honored during the PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night Thursday at Gloria Maris Restaurant inside Gateway Mall at Araneta Center in Cubao.San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria highlights the evening when he receives his third straight Coach of the Year award to become the first person to take home the perpetual Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan trophy named in honor of the late prodigious Filipino coach.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Dalupan trophy is handed out to the person who wins the Coach of the Year award three straight seasons. Austria, who has won the award since 2015, steered San Miguel to two championships this season, including a third straight Philippine Cup title that allowed the Beermen to take home the Jun Bernardino Perpetual trophy.San Miguel Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang will also be cited with a special honor by the men and women who regularly cover the PBA beat, bestowing on him the Danny Floro Executive of the Year award named after the amiable big boss of the multititled Crispa Redmanizers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRep. Mikee Romero, of 1Pacman party list and Globalport team owner, is expected to grace the affair as the league’s outgoing chair and will be joined by his successor Ramon Fernandez of NLEX.The ceremony is going to witness the awarding of the PBAPC’s first ever Game of the Season to be bestowed on the Barangay Ginebra-Star Governors’ Cup duel held last Sept. 3.last_img read more

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Filipino sensation Dasmarinas KOs Frenchman for IBO title

first_imgFilipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas (C) celebrates after defeating French opponent Karim Guerfi during the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Batamweight world title in Singapore on April 20, 2018.Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas defeated French opponent Karim Guerfi seconds into the fourth round to win the International Boxing Organisation bantamweight world title in Singapore. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas YeoRising Filipino sensation Michael Dasmarinas knocked out his French opponent Karim Guerfi just seconds into the fourth round Friday to win the vacant International Boxing Organization bantamweight world title in Singapore.Dasmarinas, a southpaw, unleashed a powerful left hook to the jaw of Guerfi, sending the French fighter to a hard landing on the canvass as medics rushed in with a stretcher.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 awardcenter_img Eyes dazed, he tried in vain to get up and then rolled to the side as medics checked his face. He later left the ring on his own.A teary-eyed Dasmarinas raised his hands in jubilation as Filipinos in the crowd of about 4,000 spectators at the Singapore Indoor Stadium roared in approval.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 crownDasmarinas, 25, increased his record to 28 wins, 19 of them via the short route. The 31-year-old Guerfi’s record fell to four losses.Guerfi was more aggressive throughout, while the Filipino was cautious, choosing to absorb some punches while waiting for a chance to unleash his deadly left hand. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In the main event, Singaporean fighter Muhamad Ridhwan, 30, won over Filipino fighter Jeson Umbal, 23, via a split decision following a brutal final 12th round to retain the IBO intercontinental featherweight title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Blind Musician Sets Sights on 10th Album

first_imgA blind Liberian recording artist, popularly known as the ‘The Blind Nimbaian Gospel Musician,’ is in dire need of financial assistance to make two gospel albums, amidst these difficult times in the country, to give hope to the hopeless through his songs.Evangelist Joseph N. Yeanay said he is on the hunt for US$3,000 to record his albums, each of which would have six tracks, mostly sung in his vernacular, Dahn. Yeanah made the disclosure recently when he visited the offices of the Daily Observer on MacDonald Street, Monrovia.The 40-year-old blind musician disclosed that the albums would mark his 10th and 11th, respectively.“The songs have already been written through an inspiration from God, and we have been in practice for over a month, we are just in need of US$3,000,” Yeanah said. “We want to use this medium to appeal to every Liberian and non-Liberian to come to our aid to help us give our people hope.”Yeanah says he became blind in his hometown, Gbain in Nimba County, few days after his birth on March 25, 1974, after a bath from a midwife.As a young boy, he gained interest in singing and subsequently became a blind songster in Gbain.  When he moved to Monrovia, he joined the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church and then recorded his first album in 2003 entitled, “Ciaa Nuenae” (meaning Hell Fire).The following year (2004), Yeanah made a six-track album entitled ‘Yes Jesus!’  In 2005 and 2006, he made ‘Victory over Death’ and ‘Let’s Get Closer to God’, respectively.Due to the lack of support, the Yeanah didn’t record in 2007, but in 2008, he came out with the ‘Satan has created conflict’ album.  The success of the each of his albums contributed to the next.Yeanah released a recording each year from 2009 to 2012.  “Because we don’t have the money, we want to make the 2013 and 2014 albums together.  That is why we need US$3,000,” the musical evangelist says.  “God’s Divine Favor and Let’s Praise the Lord are the names of the two albums.”He also said: “Most of the songs will be done in Dahn, and we believe when they are recorded, the songs will give our people hope and encouragement amidst this deadly Ebola outbreak and hardships.”Mr. Yeanah is married to Mrs. Janet Yeanah who is also his lead back-up vocalist. Other vocalists on production team include Habakkuk M. Henry, Samuel F. Mulbah and Katia Saye.  Yeanah and his wife are blessed with five children, namely: Abigail, Salome, Josephine, Victor and Josiah.  He can be contacted through the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church or through cell number 0886452392.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt to investigate Global Fund multimillion-dollar fraud findings

first_img… fearful organisation will threaten to withhold grantsBY DEVINA SAMAROOGovernment will soon launch an investigation into findings of a multimillion-dollar fraud in its malariaPublic Health Minister, Dr George Nortonprogramme, which is funded by the Global Fund International Organisation.Following complaints of mass irregularities in the Global Fund malaria grant in Guyana, the international organisation commenced an investigation into the matter, covering the period January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.According to the findings of the investigation, there were complaints of fabricated data in relation to the distribution of bed nets, malaria surveillance activities and associated fraudulent expenditures, including ‘per diems’ and fuel for programmatic work that allegedly did not take place.Reports indicate that these irregularities affected expenditures totalling US$72,973 which the organisation will likely seek to recover.The irregularities were facilitated by the inadequate management of the Global Fund malaria programme by the Vector Control Services (VCS) of the Public Health Ministry, which included poor record-keeping and a failure to respond to Global Fund Secretariat Management Actions.During the period under investigation, Dr Reyaud Rahman was the Director of the VCS. He resigned in December 2015.Taking actionWith an allegation of corruption and fraud of such magnitude being levied against the Government, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton said an investigation will be launched as soon as possible in order to determine the best course of action to be taken.Since the possibility is high Government that will be required to pay back the recoverable monies, Dr Norton said an independent investigation into the findings in the Global Fund report is necessary to confirm the validity of the information.“The Global Fund is probably asking for a repayment or a refunding, and we would not go about doing so without investigating and see what measures we need to take… We will take whatever measures and the corrective actions will be taken,” he explained.He noted too that the investigations will determine whether or not any actions should be taken against culpable individuals.Asked if the international organisation has threatened to withhold untouched funds or prohibit further funding until the matter is resolved, the Health Minister responded in the negative; however, he noted that nothing is preventing them from taking such a route.“While I hope this is not the case, it certainly stands to reason that such actions might very well be taken,” he stated.Moreover, Dr Norton said he plans to arrange a meeting with the local representatives of the organisation to further discuss the matter.BurdenDr Norton posited that it will be awfully burdensome if Government is mandated to reimburse Global Fund of the millions of dollars allegedly swindled under the malaria programme.Even more disadvantageous, he said, is the likelihood of Guyana becoming blacklisted from receiving further funding.“At this point in time, paying any debt of that nature would certainly not be in the best interest of the economy of the country. We cannot afford to do that. It is unfortunate that this had to happen, we are definitely in need of such funding and we are just hoping that this will not affect us in the future to access such funding,” he expressed.Nonetheless, the Minister noted that it was quite odd that the Global Fund chose only now to launch the investigation.“Why would Global Fund wait five years after they started giving us access to funds before they started checking on accountability…” he pondered.Inflated figuresAccording to the report, employees of the Global Fund malaria programme, VSC, and the Health Ministry were interviewed in relation to the complaints of irregularities.The report said the investigation found evidence that VCS employees inflated the number of long-lasting insecticide impregnated mosquito nets (bed nets) reported as distributed and had fabricated underlying bed net distribution documents to support the inflated figures.Additionally, the report said VCS employees also fabricated documentation for another surveillance activity relating to the operation of malaria committees.The report further stated that two VCS malaria supervisors responsible for distributing bed nets in the regions confessed that they had inflated bed net distribution figures in the Semester Reports and that they had fabricated underlying documentation to support the figures.The two individuals claimed that an administrative employee had instructed them to inflate the figures.However, when interviewed, the VCS administrative employee denied passing instructions for the figures to be inflated.The report also stated that the former VCS Director claimed he never gave instructions to inflate the figures or fabricate the documents.The report noted that there was an analysis of over 46,000 individual names and signatures on the bed net distribution activity sheets to assess if the activity sheets contained indicators that bed nets had not been distributed to beneficiaries, and upon completion of this exercise, it found that it could not obtain reasonable assurance that 20,981 bed nets, which represents 45.2 per cent of the total reviewed, had been delivered to beneficiaries on the basis of anomalies found in the bed net distribution activity sheets.This figure did not include bed nets where it appeared that a single individual, such as a community health worker, mining camp leader or a family member, had signed legitimately on behalf of a group of individuals.The investigation also found that the average incidence of signature anomalies across the regions and periods under review was similar, indicating that the fabrication of underlying bed net distribution documentation was systematic.last_img read more

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Albino Society Honors Piah

first_imgPress Secretary (to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf), Jerolinmek Piah, has received a certificate of honor from the Liberia Albino Society for his immense contribution in improving the lives of its members.Making the presentation at his temporary office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, April 17, the association’s program committee head, Ms. Ruth Tulay, said that the certificate was a symbol of honor in recognition of Mr. Piah’s support to the association.Ms. Tulay recounted the honoree’s immense support to the association’s during its formative stage; emphasizing, “When Albinos were nobody and struggling to establish the association, Mr. Piah stood with us and made sure that our voices were heard on radio and on television.”She indicated that Mt. Piah created the opportunity and ensured that the Liberia Albino Society met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to share their vision with her. “For that we are giving him his flowers while he is alive,” Ms. Tulay said.Mr. Piah, upon receipt of the certificate lauded the Albino Society for the recognition and noted that the honor would further motivate him to do much more for other disadvantaged people in the Liberian society.He said when he does things based on his conviction to help others, he does not anticipate pay or recognition in return however, he accepted the certificate from the Liberia Albino Society, saying, “People who have been helped would want to say thanks for the role others have played.”The society also recognized renowned Liberian artist, Ms. Miatta Fahnbulleh, who is affectionately referred to as Aunty Miatta. They presented a “certificate of honor” to   for what they termed as her “standing with us” from the inception of their organization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe

first_img0Shares0000A frustrating day for Luis Suarez as Barcelona dropped points at home for just the second time in La Liga this season © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Feb 12 – A disallowed Luis Suarez goal summed up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week running after a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe on Sunday.After needing a late equaliser to grab a point in the Catalan derby at Espanyol last weekend, Barca could not break down a well-organised Getafe side, who showed why they have the third-best defensive record in the league. In irresistible form in front of goal in 2018, Suarez had the ball in the net just before half-time with a great finish from a Lionel Messi free-kick, but the home celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.The Uruguayan striker then saw his header kept out by a brilliant Vicente Guaita save as the match moved into stoppage time, with Barca failing to score at home in La Liga for the first time since November 2016.Ernesto Valverde’s side remain unbeaten in La Liga after 23 games, extending their longest run without losing from the start of a campaign.However, they are now only seven points clear at the summit from Atletico Madrid, who won 1-0 at Malaga on Saturday with an early Antoine Griezmann goal. The Rojiblancos visit the Camp Nou in three weeks.“We don’t like to draw at home, but that’s football. Our opponents defended really well and we were unable to score,” Valverde told beIN Sports.“Maybe we lacked a bit of spark, that’s possible. It is strange for us not to score here at our stadium.”With Samuel Umtiti banned, Thomas Vermaelen not fit and Gerard Pique only on the bench, Valverde handed a first start to January signing Yerry Mina and partnered him in central defence with Lucas Digne.That pair were rarely overly troubled, but at the other end Valverde’s decision to bring both Paco Alcacer and Philippe Coutinho into the line-up did not have the desired impact.They both lasted just over an hour, with Coutinho forcing a fine save from Guaita from a curling strike in the 58th minute.Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele came on in the second half for his first appearance since his latest spell on the sidelines, but the young France forward was also incapable of breaking down the Getafe back line.Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini came on towards the end to make his debut for Getafe, who are 10th.– Valencia win derby –Valencia reclaimed third place from Real Madrid thanks to a 3-1 win over city rivals Levante at Mestalla on Sunday night.Luciano Vietto celebrates after scoring in Valencia’s win over Levante © AFP / JOSE JORDANSanti Mina’s early opener was cancelled out by Sergio Postigo for the struggling visitors, but Luciano Vietto put Valencia back in front in the second half and Dani Parejo sealed the win with a late penalty.The result ended a run of six straight defeats in all competitions for Valencia.Madrid won 5-2 at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for the first time this season.The reigning champions are still 17 points adrift of Barcelona, albeit with a game in hand.Sergio Rico was the hero for Sevilla with a penalty save and several key interventions as his side boosted their European hopes with a 1-0 win over Girona.The only goal of the game at a sunny Sanchez Pizjuan was scored just over 30 seconds into the second half, with Pablo Sarabia making sure the ball went in after a Joaquin Correa effort was stopped on the line.But, before that, Rico had intervened to prevent the home side going behind just prior to the interval, diving to his right to save an Aday Benitez penalty awarded for a handball by Luis Muriel.Sevilla, who will face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final in April and host Manchester United in the Champions League on February 21, are sixth in La Liga.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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