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Kaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tilt

first_imgMOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate “We want to show not only China but the rest of the world that we can play good football in the Philippines,” Coach Thomas Pfyl said in a statement on Tuesday.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Last year, Kaya FC was the only Philippine team in the tournament. They finished in the top 16 out of the 32 teams in their age group. This year, the Quezon City Football Club also joined the Cup. IDLPhoto courtesy of Paco Guerrero End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy’s Under-12 team has raced to a 2-0 start at the Gothia Cup in China.Kaya recorded a convincing 12-0 victory against Beijing’s Sunny Zone team on Monday, and followed it up with a 2-0 beating of Shanxi’s FC Eagle Brothers.ADVERTISEMENT PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water polo 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Proposed 2015 LEC Law under Scrutiny Again

first_imgFor the second time in two months, the National Legislature will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015 Electricity Law submitted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in July.According to the office of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, a similar bill submitted by a civil society group in May under the sponsorship of some Legislators will also be considered at the hearing, which starts at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.President Sirleaf’s proposed act and that of the civil society group deal with the liberalization and unbundling of the electricity sector in order to create an enabling environment for the attraction of private investment to the sector.The new role of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) in the unbundled sector is also considered in the proposed acts, according to the report from the office of Senator Albert Tugbe Chie who chairs the energy committee.The outcome of Wednesday’s hearing which takes place in the Chamber of the Senate is expected to complement the July 17, 2015 public hearing which focused on the liberalization of the electricity sector.It may be recalled that during the July 17, 2015 hearing, the joint committee sought the views of students, representatives of the Government and parastatal bodies, the business community, international partners and civil society advocates on the best approaches to fully open the electricity market to private sector investment.According to the National Legislature, it is expected that when the electricity sector is reformed, competition will be enhanced which could improve access to electricity services by urban and rural dwellers, and improve quality and lower costs.During the last public hearing the LEC, represented by Mr. Joseph Mayah and Minister Patrick Sendolo of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, delivered a paper under the topic, “Road Map to the Liberalization of the Electricity Sector of Liberia” and agreed on the need for the liberalization of the sector, but through a gradual process.Under its road map as presented at the public hearing, the LEC management is of the view that the liberalization of the sector shall be pursued in many ways, such as the amendment of the act creating the LEC to reflect the incorporation of private sector participation in the electricity sector; and introduction of a governance structure that incorporates private participation.Also delivering a paper at the July hearing was Mr. Harry Greaves, chairman and founder of BRESCELCO, a coalition advocating for sufficient, cheap and reliable electricity to Liberia.Greaves, who is also a former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC), told the hearing that the LEC tariff at U$54 cents /KwH is the highest in the world by a long shot, and lacks enough money, skilled manpower, and know-how or management talent to get the job done. He asserted that LEC is on life support, relying primarily on donor aid, which he said is usually short term.The BRESCELO chairman noted that the solution to LEC’s current predicament is to unbundle services into three constituent parts – generation, transmission and distribution; offer services to private investors, alongside LEC, based on their demonstrated capabilities.He also suggested the introduction of an independent regulatory commission to referee resultant competitive landscape; and maintained that opening the country’s electricity market to private investors (local and foreign) will enable Liberia to play its proper pilot role in the US$27 billion Obama Power Africa Initiative. 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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Lyon chairman admits Arsenal target could leave if ‘our demands’ are matched

first_img1 Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has indicated that star striker Alexandre Lacazette will be allowed to leave the club this summer if the deal is right for Les Gones. Lacazette has been the subject of transfer speculation for the past several seasons, and this summer the 25-year-old – a product of Lyon’s academy – has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Arsenal amongst others.And although Lyon have been reluctant to part with a player who has scored 127 goals in 274 appearances, Aulas said in a press conference on Tuesday morning that the time could come this summer.“Alex had a good option with a club that is in his heart,” Aulas said. “If the club of his heart is able to match our demands – as Barcelona did last season for Sam Umtiti – then things will go well. Otherwise, it will depend on our other business. “But if any players feel that this club is not big enough for them, we will look for others who are just as strong but have the right mentality as well. “If there are departures, this money will be used to recruit new players.” Alexandre Lacazette: The French striker could be set to leave Lyon in the summer last_img read more

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Walker ‘feels like a proud dad’ playing alongside Maguire for England

first_imgThe Manchester City man is particularly pleased to see Maguire starring on the international stage, after he scored his first international goal in Saturday’s 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden.Both players came through the ranks at Sheffield United and, speaking to talkSPORT’s England correspondent Nigel Adderley on Monday, Walker said: “Obviously with H, I’ve seen him growing up.“I feel like a proud dad sometimes when he puts the shirt on and does what he’s doing.“To get a goal has capped off his tournament so far because I think he’s been excellent.“Coming into a World Cup situation like this and not having many caps, it shows his maturity on the field.”Walker’s also hailed club and country team-mate Stones, having enjoyed a brilliant year together after Man City’s Premier League title victory in May. 3 Maguire and Stones have both impressed for England at the World Cup Walker and Stones celebrates Man City’s Premier League title win Yeah so a good header doesn’t hurt. I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it’s a good one. Know what I mean love? pic.twitter.com/a5b8UqDjv2— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 7, 2018Maguire later upped the game with his own response, which sent social media into meltdown. “Can you ask the neighbours to put the bins out on Monday? We’re not going home just yet” 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/s1g3P3jj34— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) July 8, 2018It sparked thousands of responses from fans and, asked about the meme, Walker told talkSPORT: “I tried to get him a few more followers!“He was a bit low on the followers so I wanted people to know him outside of Sheffield.“We’ve had a bit of a laugh with it.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM BST 3 Kyle Walker has revealed his delight and pride at playing alongside fellow Yorkshiremen Harry Maguire and John Stones in the heart of England’s defence.The trio have played a vital role in the Three Lions’ run to the World Cup semi-finals, where they face a tough clash against Croatia on Wednesday.England’s solidity at the back, boosted by the presence of the impressive Jordan Pickford in goal, has been a welcome surprise for most fans after a run of torrid campaigns at major tournaments.And Walker is proud to serve his country alongside two of his fellow Tykes. “I’ve played with John for a year now and for a number of years with England and he can be whatever he wants to be.“On the ball he is second to none and he’s getting big and he’s commanding a lot more to people around him.”It’s not just Walker’s and Maguire’s performances on the pitch that have got fans singing their praises – after the England men started an internet meme frenzy after the win over Sweden.After scoring his first England goal, Leicester City star Maguire was pictured chatting to fiancée Fern Hawkins after the game, and Walker poked fun at the 6ft 3in forward with a hilarious caption on Twitter. 3 The England pair lark around after their quarter-final win over Sweden last_img read more

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ROAD CLOSED AS WIND FARM EQUIPMENT ARRIVES

first_imgTHE road at Loughderryduff wind farm has been closed today as heavy equipment is taken to the site.Several lorries are blocking the road, according to the Glenties Windfarm Information Group.There has been no comment from the site’s owners. During a similar incident last month a lorry had to be pulled from the ditch after a wheel became stuck. ROAD CLOSED AS WIND FARM EQUIPMENT ARRIVES was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ROAD CLOSED AS WIND FARM EQUIPMENT ARRIVESlast_img read more

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MAN CLAIMED HE CALLED TO GARDA STATION 12 TIMES BUT NO GARDAI THERE!

first_imgA man claimed he called to Lifford Garda station on TWELVE occasions but there were no Gardai present.Letterkenny court.Thomas Cauldwell, from Castlefin, was told to sign on at the Garda station as part of his bail conditions. Gardai objected to his bail continuing yesterday at Letterkenny District Court claiming he never signed on.However Cauldwell said any time he called to the station it was closed.Garda Inspector David Kelly said there was a system in place that a Garda member could be back at the station within minutes.“People can also leave a note. If the station is closed people can contact Gardai who may be out on a call and they will be back as soon as possible,” said Inspector Kelly.Judge Paul Kelly asked how far Cauldwell lived from Letterkenny station and he was told about 25 kms.Solicitor for Cauldwell, Ms Donna Ponsonby, said her client was prepared to get a lift and sign on at Letterkenny station.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until September and ordered Cauldwell to sign on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 9pm.MAN CLAIMED HE CALLED TO GARDA STATION 12 TIMES BUT NO GARDAI THERE! was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLIfford Garda stationThomas Cauldwelllast_img read more

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Men’s Golf Takes Third at Zach Johnson Invitational

first_img The Drake University men’s golf team finished in third place in the Zach Johnson Invitational on Tuesday at the Glen Oaks Country Club. A final-round 293 was the Bulldogs’ best of the event, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with Loyola who won the event with a 54-hole total of 888 (300-301-287). The Ramblers finished with a two-stroke lead over Valparaiso who finished in second place.Drake was led by freshman Nick Pittman, whose 219 (77-73-69) was tied for sixth overall. Lucas Scherf finished four shots back of Pittman at 223 (74-74-75) and finished tied for 14th. Junior Tim Lim totaled 229 (76-77-76) and tied for 28th.Chase Wicklund got back on track after a difficult first day and finished tied for 36th with a 54-hole total of 232 (76-83-73). Freshman Silvester Tan also finished tied for 36th with a 232 (79-76-77) following the final round of play. Drake’s two individual players, Shayne Patel and Kyle MacDonald, finished with 54-hole totals of 237 (85-79-73) and 259 (89-84-86), respectively.Drake will head to Powell’s Point, N.C. for the ODU/Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion on Oct. 20-22 for their final event of the Fall season.Drake Individual ResultsT6. Nick Pittman, 77-73-69 – 219T14. Lucas Scherf, 74-74-75 – 223T28. Tim Lim, 76-77-76 – 229T36. Silvester Tan, 79-76-77 – 232T36. Chase Wicklund, 76-83-73 – 232T55. Shayne Patel, 85-79-73 – 23773. Kyle MacDonald, 89-84-86 – 259Print Friendly Version Final Results Story Linkslast_img read more

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27 NEW JOBS AS NEW OWNERS TAKE OVER DONEGAL HOTEL

first_imgThe McKeever Hotel Group has recently bought the Letterkenny Court Hotel and will be adding 27 new jobs as a huge renovation project is underway. The family – Eugene and Catherine McKeever, marketing manager Bridgene McKeever and Group Operations Manager Eddie McKeever along with some of the current staff who will play a key part in the future of the hotel.Twenty seven new jobs will be created and 30 current positions secured as one of Letterkenny’s hotels undergoes a major €500,000 facelift. The Letterkenny Court Hotel has been bought by McKeever Hotel Group, which plans a major refurbishment in the coming months.All 30 staff jobs will be retained and an additional 27 people will also be recruited including a senior post for a general manager. Work on the €500,000 renovation of the ground floor of the three star hotel has already started. The shop unit next door will be incorporated into the plans which will feature a function area/private dining area for 60-70 people, removing the old staircase and replacing it, the creation of a new entrance leading into the reception area, which will be extended and include a cosy fireplace.McKeever Hotel Group owns the successful Corr’s Corner just outside Belfast, the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim and the Adair Arms in Ballymena.Managing Director Eugene McKeever explained: “When we saw the Letterkenny Court Hotel we just knew it would be perfect as part of our family of hotels. It’s a great location and has huge potential. In September further work will be carried out on the 57 bedrooms and 26 apartments.”The company says a huge part of its ethos is to develop staff relationships and many of the staff have worked for the McKeever family for more than 20 years. “The staff at the Letterkenny Court are really excellent and it’s clear that they have a passion for the hotel so we are really delighted to be able to retain all those jobs and to be adding to them as renovation work finishes,” Mr McKeever said.Eugene and his wife Catherine know the hotel business inside out. Eugene actually started in hospitality in 1966 when he was just 12 and began work in Corr’s Corner roadhouse in the bar before training as a chef.He was head chef for 11 years but decided he wanted to start his own business. In 1986 Eugene and wife Catherine opened their first restaurant – Granagh House – in Randalstown. Eugene was the chef and Catherine, who worked full time as a teacher, worked front of house at night. The family lived over the restaurant and staff remember the children coming down to help out and join in.In 1993 he bought Corr’s Corner when his boss and friend John Corr decided to retire. He immediately built on 30 bedrooms with a further 36 bedrooms added in 2006. The company quickly grew as he built the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim in 2005 and in 2010 bought the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena, which required significant renovation work.Two of the couple’s children have also joined the family business with Bridgene taking up the role of marketing manager and Eddie as group operation manager. The move to Letterkenny was a natural choice as Catherine’s father John Friel hails from the town and she has dozens of cousins in Donegal!!!“Everyone has made us feel so at home and they’ve been really kind and supportive. It’s important for us to be part of the community and to understand what people want and need in Letterkenny,” Catherine McKeever said.27 NEW JOBS AS NEW OWNERS TAKE OVER DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalLetterkenny Court HotelMcKeever Groupnew ownerslast_img read more

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2010: two million tickets sold

first_img28 January 2010After three of five ticketing sales phases for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ South Africa, over 2-million tickets – two-thirds of the total available – have been sold.The third ticketing sales phase, which will conclude with a random draw for oversubscribed matches on 1 February, saw a total of 1 206 865 applications received from 192 countries.Six matches are currently oversubscribed (in all categories), among them the semi-finals and the final. In total, 55 matches are oversubscribed in at least one category.There was huge interest from South African residents, who accounted for 79 percent of the total applications received (958 381) in this phase. This represents an increase of 24.9 percent in applications from South African residents in the third sales phase when compared to the earlier ticketing stages.Apart from the host country, the USA led the ticketing standings for the third phase with 50 217 applications, followed by the UK (41 529), Australia (15 523), Mexico (14 804), Germany (14 647) and Brazil (10 767).Increased interest was also noted in the neighbouring countries of South Africa – Botswana leading with 2 519 ticket applications, followed by Mozambique (1 795) and Namibia (1 191).The next ticketing sales phase will start on 9 February and end on 7 April. During these 58 days, more than 400 000 tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis via www.fifa.com/2010 or in FNB branches (in South Africa only).From 15 April onwards, ticketing centres will be open in each host city (with two in Johannesburg) where fans will be able to buy tickets over the counter and also collect their confirmed tickets.To further enhance the service, ticketing call centres will be open during the fourth sales phase – both internationally and in the host country. The call centres will assist fans with enquiries and applications. The hotline number for international customers is 00 41 44 583 2010, and for domestic customers 083 123 2010.For residents of the host country, the allocation of category 4 tickets (the most affordable, for South African residents only – starting from US$20/R140) will, as planned, increase significantly.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Bokamoso brings exceptional students to join Brand South Africa at Constitution Hill

first_imgKwaZulu-Natal students Chirinda Takunda ,Yolanda Mvinjelwa, and Zinhle Shange rewarded for their selfless work in their communities. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)On Friday 12 August Brand South Africa invited three students from three different KwaZulu-Natal high schools to join them at Constitution Hill and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. The students, leaders in their own communities, got to learn more to about South Africa’s constitution, one widely considered by many to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and the forces that helped shape it.Yolanda Mvinjelwa, Chirinda Takunda and Zinhle Shange are all involved with the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship Programme, the sister programme to the Bokamoso Education Trust. “They don’t do what’s required of them, but what they feel is right for those around them,” explains Monde Hadebe, the project leader and one of the founders of the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship programme. “Their selfless characteristics are ones that can serve more than their communities but the entire country.”The Trust, through the programmes it runs, aims to improve the lives of youth across the country. They provide the opportunity for kids to flourish and make good of their potential.“They don’t do what’s required of them, but what they feel is right for those around them,” explains Monde Hadebe (far right).DISTINGUISHED TRIOIt was the community inspired work of the trio that earned them a trip to Johannesburg. Here they were given insight into the lives of the heroes that shaped the history of our country. Heroes like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, and Walter Sisulu, from whom they could draw inspiration.Cast from a similar mould, the three students looked to make as big an impact as they could on the lives of those around them, sacrificing their own personal time in order bring smiles to those they feel are most in need, and these are their stories.Mvinjelwa collected and donated blankets to local street kids in her area. Even in Durban, where she lives, winters can be cold enough to require a blanket if you live on the street.She is also involved in the Durban Youth Council (DYC). She works to encourage young people to become involved in finding solutions to problems affecting them.Shange took the time to help clean a local hospice that cared for elders and those suffering from illness in her area. “She also created a programme where high school learners like herself go to local primary schools and educate learners about the pressures of high school, what to expect when they take that step up and how to best prepare for it,” Hadebe explained.Takunda is a reformed drug addict who took it upon himself to help those going through the same drug related difficulties that he had managed to overcome. He also started a Facebook page called Say No to Violence, We Can Make a Difference to encourage people to fight against violence of all kinds and support those facing challenges resulting from violence. The students, leaders in their own communities, got to learn more to about South Africa’s constitution, one widely considered by many to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and the forces that helped shape it.Gumede says that all three of the learners “are driven by something deeper than them, not what they are told but what they want to experience in their world.“They are actively living out the change they want to see in the world. As young people who have never been told that, they hold that as a powerful tool in their lives going forward,” he said. “These to me are future leaders, not because of their accolades or initiatives, but simply because of their selflessness and simply leading their own lives, influencing many others along the way.”GET INVOLVEDIf you want to play a part in the development of promising young people like Takunda, Mvinjelwa and Shange, you can have a look at the Bokamoso website or the Ikusasa Cross-mentorship Programme Facebook page for more information.last_img read more