Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Champions all (from Left): Nelia Santos, Art Barrientos, Miguel OcampoNelia Santos of the Pasig Bowling Association ruled the finals of the Mixed Senior Division of the 4th Grand Mall Tenpin Bowling Club (GMTBC)-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Santos scorched the lanes with a 8-game total of 1842, or an average of 230, to beat Jun de Guzman of Sletba-GMTBC with 1798, and Fernand dela Cruz of PBA with 1774 during the finals of the division on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT After the fireworks, 1st medals up for grabs at Asian Games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the Mixed Youth Division finals held on Saturday morning, Art Barrientos of TBAM-Prima, rolled a total of 1747 to win a close fight with 1st runner-up Kayle Abad of PBA-Nobleland with 1735. Juancho Calumpong of Sletba posted 1662 to wound up third.Later Saturday, Miguel Ocampo of TBAM-Prima held off a big challenge by Arnold Alvarez of Sletba-GMTBC, then beat top qualifier Jun de Guzman, also of Sletba-GMTBC, to rule the stepladder finals of the Mixed Classified category.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ocampo scored a 174 against Alvarez’s 166, to earn the right to challenge De Guzman who enjoyed a twice-to-beat advantage. Ocampo, in the end, won a tightly-contested game with De Guzman to clinch the championship.The GMTBC Open, which is sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation, will hold Sunday the finals for the Mixed 14 & Under category and the Mixed Open Masters division.. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Boston, Philly, they ain’t got much to say. Boston had home court in Game Seven and lost. Philly, they almost got swept. Toronto, we already know that story. Until someone takes us down, there’s not much they can really say. Not to me.“Even though LeBron’s gone, we still have a very talented ballclub. We still see ourselves as a playoff team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThompson, 27, echoed comments from Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue on Media day on Monday.Asked to tip an Eastern Conference favorite now that James has landed with the Los Angeles Lakers Lue shot back: “We haven’t lost yet, have we?” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Cleveland reached a fourth straight NBA Finals last season by downing the Celtics in game seven of the East finals.Cleveland had swept the Raptors in the conference semi-finals when Boston beat the 76ers in five games.The young 76ers squad featuring Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are only expected to be better this season. The Celtics will be bolstered by the return of injured Gordon Hawyard and Kyrie Irving.Nevertheless, Thompson said the current crop of Cavs players — including veterans Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, are determined to remain a factor in the East, saying James had “prepped us for this moment so when it’s time for guys to part ways we were prepared and we were mentally ready for that challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (5), Jordan Clarkson (8) and George Hill (3) pose for a portrait during the NBA basketball team’s media day, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Cleveland center Tristan Thompson insists the Cavaliers are still the team to beat in the NBA Eastern Conference, despite the departure of superstar LeBron James.“We’re still four-time Eastern Conference champions,” Thompson told reporters at a Cavs practice on Thursday. “Until you take us down from that, teams ain’t got much to say.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Family and friends gathered on May 12 at Highlands Elementary School for a Court of Honor as Michael Howard received the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Michael received numerous letters from local and national government officials and is a member of the prestigious Order of the Arrow. Michael began Scouting at the age of 6 as a Tiger Cub. He is now 14 and one of the youngest in his troop to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 2222, here in Santa Clarita Valley. Michael was required to earn five prior Scouting ranks, a minimum of 21 merit badges and organize a service project for the community in order to earn the rank of Eagle. For his service project, Michael organized a group of Scouts and volunteers to build rabbit hutches for a camp that brings underprivileged inner-city families together to spend a summer vacation and build family skills. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Over 20 volunteers helped with the project, which consisted of building two large hutches out of wood. Michael coordinated with local hardware and home improvement stores to get the materials donated. He publicized the event by making fliers and distributing them to several local Scout troops and Cub Scout packs. Michael is an eighth-grader at Arroyo Seco Junior High, where he is an honor student. He enjoys a wide range of interests, such as playing in the school band, lacrosse, motorcycle riding, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Michael will be enrolling at Saugus High School in the fall, and upon graduation, wants to attend the University of Notre Dame. Michael is the son of Willard and Kimberly Howard of Saugus. Willard Howard is the father of Eagle Scout Michael. He posted this story May 16 on the Santa Clarita Valley hub on valleynews.com.
From news services When the wind picked up, Steve Flesch flashed a smile and made certain nobody would catch him. Seeking his second victory in two months, Flesch thrived again on a windy day, shooting a 6-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a four-shot lead over Carl Pettersson and Charles Warren after three rounds at the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship in Verona, N.Y. “Believe me, if you’re not hitting well, you don’t want to play in winds because it just magnifies your errors,” said Flesch, who won at Reno in early August under blustery conditions. “But if you are hitting it solidly, wind can only help you. It can only separate you from everybody else. Today, I was glad that it blew, and I hope it blows tomorrow.” “You’ve just got to shoot low,” said Warren, who finished second to Flesch at Reno. “Every day somebody’s shot 8 under, so I imagine (today) is going to be the same. Somebody has to come from behind and post a good number, and if you’re close to the lead, you have to go low.” Warren (68), who is seeking his first PGA Tour victory, birdied his final hole to tie Pettersson. They were two shots in front of Parker McLachlin (65). Michael Allen (68) and Bill Haas (69) were another stroke back at 12 under. But if Flesch keeps up his impressive iron play – he’s hit 51 of 54 greens in regulation – he’ll be difficult to beat. “My iron game has been good, so I don’t expect that to change,” said Flesch, who detected a flaw in his swing from a front-page photo in a local newspaper after his second-round 65. “You know, it boils down to putting, hopefully make some birdies early on, relax a little bit.” Flesch was relaxed from the start on Saturday, rolling in a 17-foot birdie putt on the second hole. He then chipped to inside a foot for birdie on the par-5 fifth hole and hit to within 7 feet at the par-3 sixth hole to set up another birdie that put him at 16 under. Flesch finished the front nine with three straight pars, including the ninth, where he had made double bogey and bogey the first two rounds. He bogeyed the par-3 11th hole, driving to the left of the green and then flubbing his approach, two-putting from 23 feet, and Pettersson took advantage. Four shots behind at the start of play, Pettersson began his charge early, hitting a 7-iron to 12 feet and making eagle at the par-5 fifth hole to reach 12 under. He made birdie at No. 13, hitting a 7-iron to 15 feet, and another at the par-3 16th hole with a clutch putt from 20 feet to move within a shot of the lead. He followed that by hitting a gap wedge to 11 feet and making another birdie at No. 17 for a share of the lead at 15 under. But it didn’t last. SAS Championship Mark Wiebe shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead and set a scoring record at the Champions Tour event after two rounds in Cary, N.C. Wiebe, in position to become the first player to win in his Champions Tour debut since Mark McNulty took the 2004 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, had a 13-under 131 total. Dick Mast, who started the second round tied for fourth at 5 under, capped his 65 with a 50-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th. He was tied for second with Dana Quigley, who birdied the par-4 18th and had a 66. British Masters Mark Foster survived a double bogey on the last hole and took a two-stroke lead with a 3-under 69 in the third round in Sutton Coldfield, England. Foster was at 10-under 206, two shots ahead of a group of six players: Gregory Bourdy (65), Niclas Fasth (67), Fredrik Andersson (68), Lee Westwood (70), Martin Erlandsson (70) and Ian Poulter (70).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Flesch was at 19-under 197, tying the PGA Tour’s lowest 54-hole score in relation to par this year. Pettersson (66) briefly tied for the lead after consecutive birdies on the back nine. But despite a stiff wind that made the back nine at the 7,482-yard Atunyote Golf Club course more of an adventure than it had been the previous two days, Flesch rallied with four birdies over the final five holes to keep the top spot to himself. And he’ll like the forecast for today – a 15 mph wind and 10-degree drop in temperature to the low 70s were predicted. “I’ll be aggressive when I can,” said Flesch, who completed his round with a 20-foot downhill birdie putt. “Depends on the wind, truthfully. The conditions are going to dictate how aggressively we’re going to be able to play. But Carl and Charles can make a ton of birdies.” And they know they have to.
1 Oguzhan Ozyakup playing for Turkey Besiktas president Fikret Orman has revealed he will only sell Leicester City and Arsenal target Oguzhan Ozyakup to a club ‘of the highest level’.The Premier League duo have stated their interest in landing the Turkey international, who began his career at the Gunners.However, Orman underlined that he would not be interested in letting the 24-year-old sign for Leicester and only wants his prized asset playing at a ‘top-level’ club.“We will sell players if we receive the right offers,” Orman was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.“We have not received the right offer yet for Oguzhan and, as I have said before, he will only join a club of the highest level.“I would not for example sell him to Leicester City.“I want him to play at the highest level.”
〽️ @MesutOzil1088 doing what @MesutOzil1088 does…More on @Instagram 👉 https://t.co/ITBqSEAiJr pic.twitter.com/3ioqB6pE3H— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 12, 2017 1 Watch Mesut Ozil’s superb passing during an Arsenal training session It’s a great pass, but what does it say about the Arsenal defenders?The club’s social media team posted this video from the training ground in Australia where the players are getting into shape for the new season.It shows the very classy Mesut Ozil living up to the ‘king of assists’ nickname given to him by Gooners. Arsenal begin their pre-season tour with a game against Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday 15 July, followed by a friendly against Bayern Munich on 19 July in Shanghai. They play Chelsea on 22 July in Beijing before flying back to London for the Emirates Cup.
A soldier has been remanded in custody again after appearing in court in Letterkenny charged with having explosives.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy leaving Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)Private Mark Cassidy, 29, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. No bail was sought by Cassidy’s solicitor, Eugene Burns, and the case has been put back until March 24th.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Letterkenny District Court that directions in the case had still not ben received from the Director of Pubic Prosecutions.Cassidy, of Grianan Vale, Ballyederowen, Burnfoot, faces two charges of possessing explosives at the same address on Monday February 19th.He is charged with having an explosive substance and also possessing 87 twelve gauge shotgun cartridges.Cassidy, wearing a green jumper, dark trousers and in handcuffs, said nothing during the brief appearance.GARDAI STILL AWAITING DIRECTIONS IN CASE OF SOLDIER CHARGED WITH HAVING EXPLOSIVES was last modified: March 3rd, 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:explosivesMARK CASSIDYsoldier
The Good and New Cancer charity has issued a statement in relation to claims that it had excess funds of more than €400,000 in its account.A Sunday Times article last weekend raised questions regarding the operations and finances of the charity which runs the cancer bus.A statement issued by the charity’s PR company today said it was with disappointment and huge concern that we read the article in the Sunday Times. The statement said the charity is keen to address the issues raised and want to ensure our good reputation is not tarnished in anyway so we can continue to provide this vital service.It read “Our chairman (Eamonn McDevitt) was taken off guard when contacted by the journalist and is not used to answering media queries. He was mistaken in thinking that his accountant was away. The auditors have met with us and confirm the following details regarding our accounts.“The figure of €400k mentioned in the article was from accounts filed in November 2016. It was our intention to build up this reserve which would be used to purchase a building in early 2017 (cost in the region of €270K incl legal fees, renovation, etc) to run the organisation from.“This was completed in early 2017. Hence there was a surplus of funds on the balance sheet that the article referred to for this purpose. The rest of the cash is on the balance sheet. “We, like most charities, aim to keep funds of up to two years running costs in the organisation, to ensure a continued service for the charity. This is standard practice within charities nationwide and our auditors can verify that the funds are there for this purpose.”The statement aded that he charity operates a desperately needed bus service for cancer patients travelling to Galway and has (until the end of 2016) carried 713 people (approx. 8 – 10 trips per person) to treatment facilities not available in Donegal.The charity is an association and has a registered charity number (as per the above) but is moving to a company limited by guarantee structure which was a legal requirement to purchase the property. The CLG company is in the process of seeking charity status and is working with the Charity Regulator to finalise same. This process can take some time hence the charity is still operating as an association until this process is completed.The organisation has, today, taken a decision to create a website for The Good and New Shop which will highlight the work and the activities of the organisation. We hope this will be launched as soon as is possible in the New Year. It will be an excellent facility to show the work of our wonderful and very necessary volunteers.It added “We are regulated by the charity regulator and can assure the public that the accounts and our charity status is operated meticulously to best practice standards. We intend to continue to provide this important service to the regions of Donegal and the patients who depend on this bus service for their vital cancer treatment”. Good and New Cancer charity says the €400K cash reserve was for charity’s building was last modified: December 21st, 2017 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)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (2-7) graded in Thursday night’s 34-3 rout of the Raiders (1-7) at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A Big debut, Nick! No, that isn’t what Mullens’ locker-room nickname “BDN” stands for but just go with that now for G-rated sake. Two touchdown passes on his first two NFL drives? Yes, the Raiders made it relatively easy for him, but Mullens still showed great poise, accuracy …
27 September 2012South African President Jacob Zuma has accepted an invitation to become one of 10 member state “champions” of UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon’s initiative to increase access to, and the quality of, education for children worldwide.“Every one of us stands on the shoulders of our teachers, our communities, our families who believed in us and invested in our education,” Ban said at the launch of the Education First initiative on the margins of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.Ban said he had already secured US$1.5-billion in commitments from countries, private companies and foundations for the initiative, which will focus on putting every child in school, improving the quality of learning, and fostering global citizenship through education.‘Most important investment we can make’Zuma, speaking at Wednesday’s launch, said the most important investment any country, particularly those in Africa and the developing world, could make was in education.Zuma added that he was optimistic that Africa and other developing countries would benefit from the programmes and projects which flowed from the initiative.The initiative came at a time when approximately 72-million children worldwide did not attend school, with almost half of those living in Africa, Zuma noted.In addition, more than 700-million adults across the world did not have basic literacy skills and as a result were subjected to extreme poverty as well as social and economic marginalisation.“They are unable to realise their hopes and aspirations for a better life. Lack of education virtually means that they have to face the challenges of life with both hands tied behind their backs.”‘Our collective responsibility’Leaders and representatives of the international community needed to commit to the important new initiative, Zuma said, adding that education was the collective responsibility of all member states of the UN.The 10 inaugural member state “champions” of the initiative will help to ensure the visibility and success of the initiative.“We owe it to future generations to make a success of this initiative, and to provide the youth with education, which is a powerful instrument for global peace and the development of humankind,” Zuma said.In the South African context, Zuma said the government had made education one of its five key priorities, committing the largest part of its annual budget to basic and higher education.SANews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter