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Para heroes vow to bring honor for country

first_imgWith 10 golds, eight silvers and 11 bronzes, Team Philippines vastly improved on its previous Asian Para Games performance in 2014 in Incheon, where the country bagged five silvers and five bronze medals.“I would like to congratulate all our para athletes, who gave us another honor by bringing home the medals. You guys made the Filipinos proud once again,” said PSC chair Butch Ramirez.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 ChrissThe 27-year-old Gawilan, who hails from Davao City, stands to collect P4 million in incentives.Cyclist Arthus Bucay and chess player Sander Severino will take home P2.6 million and P1 million, respectively, for their accomplishments. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They will be handed their cash reward on Nov. 6 at Malacañang Palace.In return, the athletes vowed to buckle down to work as soon as possible to bring honor to the country in future meets.“Our course, because the competition (Asean Para Games) will be held here, I want to win the gold in front of our fellowmen. There’s pressure because athletes from other countries will also prepare hard for the SEA Games,” said Bucay.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – Philippines’ Ernie Gawilan (R) at the start of Heat 2 of the Men’s 100m Freestyle – S8 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11, 2016. Photo by Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC via AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. / AFP PHOTO / OIS/IOC / Simon Bruty for OIS/IOCThe triumphant Philippine team to the Asian Para Games vowed to carry the fight up until the Southeast Asian Para Games next year here and the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.Led by swimmer Ernie Gawilan, who hauled three gold medals, two of them via record-setting fashion, the team members were feted by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) which announced their cash incentives for their feat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mondilla shoots 67 en route crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


“China Stands with Liberia”

first_imgPresident Xi Jinping has stated emphatically that his country, the People’s Republic of China, “stands with Liberia in exerting every effort to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus.”President Xi Jinping made this statement when he received the newly accredited Liberian Ambassador to China, His Excellency Mr. Dudley McKinley Thomas, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 15.The President asked Ambassador Thomas to inform President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that China will do whatever it takes to help defeat the deadly Ebola virus.Ambassador Thomas tendered heartfelt appreciation on behalf of President Sirleaf, the Liberian government and people for China’s solidarity demonstrated by its provision of urgently needed support in various forms, particularly direct financial assistance to combat the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed and is still taking many lives.  Ambassador Thomas described China as a “proven-true friend of Liberia and of Africa”. He remarked that “China continues to demonstrate a multi-faceted bilateral cooperation with Liberia reinforced by mutual respect and a genuine sense of truepartnership.” Prior to his assignment to Beijing, Ambassador Thomas, one of Liberia’s senior diplomats, served as emissary to France with concurrent accreditations to Spain, Greece, the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Portugal for nearly 10 years.He was also Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador and Delegate to UNSECO in Paris.Ambassador Thomas was accompanied to the ceremony in the Great Hall of the People by Mr. Jimmy Barchue, First Secretary and Consul and Mrs. Judy Nyangbe, Second Secretary and Vice Consul of the Liberian Embassy in Beijing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Listen to caller wanting Finnish keeper Antti Niemi to play for Scotland

first_imgThis talkSPORT caller didn’t have all the facts before phoning in.He would not have asked why Antti Niemi, the Finland international, was not playing in goal for Scotland if he did.Listen to this classic clip and check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel for more great videos like this.last_img



first_imgA Letterkenny man who admitted stealing almost 1,300 litres of home-heating oil from a premises said he did so to heat his home for his sick child after he lost his job.Gardai stopped Bartosz Cala during a routine patrol on the Port Road in Letterkenny.However after noticing he was very nervous, they checked his care and found 11 plastic drums with each capable of being filled with 25 litres of fluid and two syphoning hoses. After questioning Cala, he admitted stealing up to 1,500 litres of oil from Portland House between December 23rd 2011 and January 6th, 2012.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Cala, of Whitethorn Close, was a hard-working 27 year old man who had lost his job after a work-related accident.He refused to accept hand-outs from family and friends because he was too proud.He only stole the oil because his child was sick and he could not afford to heat his home at Christmas.Judge Denis McLoughlin was told that Cala had no previous convictions apart form a minor traffic offence.Judge McLoughlin adjourned the case until March 11th to allow for compensation to the injured party, Donal McLaughlin.MAN STOLE HEATING OIL TO HEAT HIS FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bartosz CalaGardaihome heating oilPortland Housetheftlast_img read more


She’s got an ‘eye’ for unique business

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Lulu’s Creative Eye BUSINESS ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1523, Topanga, CA 90290 PHONE: (310) 455-7807 E-MAIL: OWNER: Laura Yanuck ESTABLISHED: 2004 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: I produce and design unique artwork in various mediums such as collage, painting, jewelry and clothing. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? My art allows me to express so much of myself, and my jewelry reveals so much about the essence of the person who wears it. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? In a small studio loft in a Topanga Canyon home built on telephone poles in 1975. I started making necklaces and giving them to friends as gifts, then one day a friend offered to buy some for another friend of hers. I got the name growing up in Tallulah, a town in Louisiana. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I was able to get a sellers permit and the inventory of art and jewelry supplies. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? My startup costs were minimal. My husband helped to finance the business, and he is still very supportive. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Friends and family, as well as a clothing and accessory designer Doug Kennedy from “Mojowear” in West Monroe, La. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? All the great artists out there creating beautiful pieces as well as all the competition at exhibitions throughout the country. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? Hopefully $10,000. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? Diversify into allowing larger designers and art galleries to consider my talents for independent projects and representation. To show my work to potential art collectors. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more



first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 7, 10, 27 and 29 128. There was no winner of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,150 and Match 3 is €120.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Fidelma Burke, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,050 on 49 calls. The A.G.M. is on Friday 13th at 7.30 in the Tara Hotel. Nomination papers are available in the Tara must be returned and signed at the A.G.M.  Anyone wishing to travel to London for the June Bank Holiday weekend must pay the €50 deposit that is required to secure your booking before 13th January 2012 to either Sarah Tully 086 3311733 or Linda Mc Cabe 087 2419386. This deposit is non-refundable. Places are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Don’t be disappointed!!! The Club will be having a Scrap Metal Collection in Eamon Byrne Memorial Park on Saturday the 28th of January. All types of scrap metal will be accepted and any enquiries please contact Bernard 0861755621 or Macdara 0879119505  GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


State seeks lullaby queen

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Malaysian state is searching for the most soporific soprano. The Islamic government of the northeastern state of Kelantan will hold a lullaby contest for wives singing their husbands to sleep, the state chief minister, Nik Aziz Nik Mat, announced Saturday. The contest was in line with singing allowed by Islam, said Nik Aziz, whose Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party governs Kelantan. The party has recently been trying to shed its hard-line image. Nik Aziz said the lullaby contest will strengthen family ties. “This is important. For example, a husband returns home tired and when the wife sings to him, he can sleep soundly,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “When he awakes, he is a happy man and this will help build a great relationship between husband and wife. We will have judges to evaluate the songs,” he said. He did not say when the contest would be held.last_img read more


Here’s the kicker: Patriots find a way to win

first_imgATLANTA – The New England Patriots squandered a couple of big leads. That was merely a setup for Tom Brady and Adam Vinatieri, who pulled out one of their typical last-minute wins. Brady threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns before Adam Vinatieri kicked a 29-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to lead injury-plagued New England past the Falcons 31-28 on Sunday. Matt Schaub filled in admirably for the injured Vick, matching Brady’s three TD passes, including a tying score with 3:52 remaining. Schaub threw a 14-yard TD to Dez White, then went to Brian Finneran for a 2-point conversion. The Falcons (3-2) had all the momentum, but Brady wasn’t concerned. “We came into a tough environment against an excellent team and had a chance to win the game with three minutes left,” he said. “I would take that any day of the week.” With Patriots backed up at their 26 on second-and-20, Atlanta cornerback Allen Rossum was called for a blatant pass interference on Deion Branch – the last of a four-penalties-in-four-plays stretch that gave New England a first down at the Falcons 44. Patrick Pass, replacing the injured Corey Dillon, broke off a 15-yard gain that set up the 19th game-winning kick of Vinatieri’s career – two of those, of course, winning Super Bowls. “The offense did a good job in the two-minute drill to get down there and use up all the clock,” Vinatieri said. “We found a way to get it done. We’ve had some ups and downs this year, but this team has a lot of heart.” Vick went out the previous week with a strained ligament in his right knee. In a questionable use of the NFL injury report, he barely practiced all week, but was listed as probable until Saturday, when the Falcons downgraded him to questionable. On Sunday, Vick wasn’t active, watching from the sideline, dressed out in a visor and gray sweat shirt. “He wasn’t ready to play,” coach Jim Mora said. “It was an easy decision. When a player is not ready to play, you are not going to put him out there in harm’s way. This team felt confident we could perform with Matt Schaub, and I think we proved that to be true.” Schaub, a second-year player from Virginia, completed 18-of-34 for 298 yards and didn’t have any turnovers. Finneran caught five passes for 103 yards. “I’m happy with the way I performed,” Schaub said. “I thought I came out and made some good decisions and gave us a chance.” But the Falcons’ defense couldn’t slow Brady, who completed 22 of 27 to lead a 483-yard performance by the Patriots. “He certainly was making some incredible passes today,” defensive end Patrick Kerney said. “When you hit a guy square on his shirt and he’s still hitting the receiver, it’s frustrating.” Branch, MVP of the last Super Bowl, had eight catches for 107 yards. Tight end Daniel Graham piled up 119 yards on five receptions, including a 45-yard TD. Bethel Johnson hauled in a 55-yard touchdown catch, and Ben Watson went 33 yards with Brady’s other scoring play. Dillon rushed for 106 yards before he went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury late in the game, though he returned to watch Vinatieri’s winning kick and wouldn’t disclose the nature of his problem. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Patriots (3-2) avoided their first losing streak since 2002 despite blowing leads of 14-0 and 28-13 to a team that didn’t have Michael Vick. “We put a lot into this one,” said Brady, who spouted off in defense of his teammates after a 41-17 loss to San Diego last week. “We’ve had doubters for a long time. We’re just going to keep coming out and doing the hard things every week.” last_img read more


Hopes high at QPR after Holloway’s return – but Norwich look good for at least a point

first_imgIan Holloway takes charge of his first match since returning as QPR boss when they face Norwich at Loftus Road on Saturday. He inherits a struggling Rangers side, 17th in the Championship table, while the Canaries have lost three of their last four league games and need the points to get their own season back on track, having long been considered automatic promotion candidates.Alex Neil’s side are 5/4 to win, with an R’s victory and the draw both at 23/10.This is a massive game for both sides for different reasons and I think the points will be shared in a 1-1 draw, which is 6/1 at BetVIctor.Rangers have 27 points to play for between now and 2 January, including five home games; they must get back to making Loftus Road a difficult place for opposition teams to play.Fulham, meanwhile, are looking for a third straight win at home to Sheffield Wednesday.The Whites are 11/8 to beat the Owls, with the draw 23/10 and the visitors 21/10. Fulham are 31/10 to win to nil, with Chris Martin 11/2 to open the scoring.Fulham are in to 9/1 to be promoted and 9/4 to make the top six. This is a game they need to win to maintain their promotion charge.Brentford travel to face a Blackburn team who currently sit just one place off the foot of the table. Rovers are marginal favourites at 13/8, with the Bees 17/10 and the draw at 23/10.Rovers are a shade of odds-on (10/11) to be playing in League One next term and new boss Owen Coyle is sure to have them fired up for Saturday’s clash.Dean Smith’s side must be ready for the challenge. If they are, that 17/10 is too big.For all the latest odds, check out www.betvictor.comHave a good weekend everyone.Charlie Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Weightlifter Sushila Panwar fails dope test

first_imgA few days after Arjuna Awardee footballer Subrata Paul was caught for doping, Indian weightlifter Sushila Panwar has also failed the dope test.Panwar’s ‘A’ sample was found positive for a banned substance and now the Indian Weightlifting Federation has suspended her provisionally.The National Anti-Doping agency (NADA) conducted her dope test on March 25 in Patiala.Last week, 30-year-old India goalkeeper Subrata Paul tested positive for a banned substance, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said.NADA chief Navin Agarwal confirmed the former India captain was tested by NADA officials in March but declined to elaborate further.last_img