Boxers ready to give PH delegation needed boost

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES JAKARTA—Three members of the eight-strong Philippine boxing teams take the ring on Friday, looking to give the sagging Filipino spirits in the 18th Asian Games here a shot in the arm after bright medal prospects in other fronts fell by the wayside less than 24 hours before.Mario Fernandez faces an enemy from Iraq in the first round of the 56-kilogram class; Joel Bacho slugs it out with an Iranian in the 69-kg category and the seasoned Nesty Petecio battles a Chinese in the 57-kg category for women at Jakarta International Expo.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Petecio won championships in tournaments in Poland, Indonesia, Russia and India early this year, while Fernandez was responsible for one of those bronze medals in South Korea four years ago.Eumir Marcial, another grizzled bet, drew an opening round bye in the 75-kg class and will slug it out with a bet from Macau in the quarterfinals. The Filipino middleweight was a gold medalist in the Southeast Asian Games last year.Team Philippines will be fighting in eight of the 10 categories, with Rogen Ladon (52-kg), Carlo Paalam (49-kg), James Palicte (60-kg) and Marcial drawing byes among the men and Irish Magno (51-kg) seeing action in the next round for the women.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Diaz plans move to higher weight division Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Team Philippines has always been a perennial favorite in the event, arriving here two days ago at the culmination of several months of preparations marked by international stints.This most recent team, however, has been one of the most under-the-radar casts ever assembled, but officials are confident of their chances.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’“Everyone we sent here is ready for battle and are in the best shape they could be,” said Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines executive director Ed Picson, the team leader. “They have all been given ample training and foreign exposure.“It will now depend on how they perform atop the ring,” he said as the Philippines tries to better a one-silver, three-bronze effort in Incheon in 2014. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

Debbah, Sebwe off to Germany

first_imgBy 3:45pm yesterday, Liberia’s national football team coaches, James Salinsa Debbah and Kelvin Sebwe boarded Kenya Airways and responded cheerfully to waving Liberians at the Robert International Airport (RIA), on their way to Germany, after defeating Tunisia 1-0.One report said at the RIA, the duo waved to the cheering crowd, while other report said they shook hands with few members in the crowd and rushed to the terminal.Deputy Head Coach Sebwe, 43, in a telephone interview yesterday said the training would last for three weeks, from the 7th to the 25 of September.He said the training is an international coaching course organized by the German Government.“At the end of the training, we will go to Holland, and watch a game between Holland based Liberian players and a 2nd division team,” Coach Sebwe said. “And we would likely recruit potential players.”Coach Debbah, 48, described the coaching training as timely that would beef up their tactical and physical training knowledge ahead of another international football tournament, the 2018 World Cup qualifiers which will begin next month.According to the draw of World Cup 2018, Liberia is paired with Guinea Bissau.The two countries must play the two-leg between 8th and the 13th of October.The Secretary General of the LFA, Alphonso Armah said Liberia would host Guinea Bissau on the 8th and play Guinea Bissau on the 13 in the return leg.This means that the two coaches (Debbah and Sebwe) will be physically absent from the technical bench but would still supervise the selection of the team.Coach Sebwe attributed the 1-0 victory over Tunisia on Saturday to team-work. Debbah thanked the players and Liberians for the moral support on Saturday and called on the government to give ‘more support’ to the Lone Star.“We need more support, we’re 43rd in Africa and 160th in the world and if we could defeat Tunisia, 4th in Africa and 33rd in the world, then it means that we need both moral and financial support to maintain the spirit,” Coach Debbah said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Cocaine mule jailed, fined $3.8M

first_imgThe Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) woman caught attempting to smuggle some 2.5 kilograms of cocaine into Canada last December was on Monday jailed for three years for the offence.Forty-two-year-old Andrea Paula Winfield, of Lot 12 Prince William Street, Plaisance, received the sentence from Magistrate Annette Singh along with a hefty fine of $3.8 million.It is alleged that she attempted to smuggle the cocaine through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara on December 16, 2017.Reports are Winfield was an outgoing passenger at the CJIA when she was stopped and questioned by Customs officers about where she was staying in Canada.She failed to give an answer to the officers who became suspicious and checks were made to her luggage. During the search, the cocaine was unearthed. She was arrested and charged for the offence on December 20, 2017.Winfield was represented by Attorney-at-Law Max McKay.last_img

Another raid unearths drugs, improvised weapons at Lusignan Prison

first_imgOne week after a number of prohibited items were discovered in the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara, yet another set of contraband items was unearthed following a raid on Monday.The cellphones and lighters among other items discoveredReports are prison authorities raided the Lusignan facility between 12:02h and 14:50h on Monday which led to the discovery of 14 cellphones, 15 SIM cards, one tattoo machine, five pairs of scissors, 48 improvised weapons, 85 grams of cannabis, $3040 in cash, a quantity of chargers, one knife, one chopper, and a quantity of razor blades. These items were found in Holding Bay Two, while three cellphones, nine improvised weapons, one tattoo machine, one pair of scissors, one cable and one earpiece were found in Holding Bay Three.Meanwhile, in Holding Bay One, three improvised weapons, four lighters, one cellphone and one earpiece were unearthed.This find comes exactly seven days after ranks attached to the very prison seized contraband items including 45 improvised weapons, six lighters, one metal foil, 36 razor blades, three cellphone chargers, one white cellphone, a quantity of empty ziplock bags, one tattoo machine, a quantity of nails, two headphones, three broken pieces of metal and a quantity of pallet wood.That search lasted for a few hours.The illegal drug found by Police in the Lusignan PrisonEarlier in the month, a raid was conducted at the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street during which 19 cellular phones, five phone chargers, one flash drive, 15 cigarette lighters, two packs of cigarettes, five pairs of scissors, seven improvised weapons, and 774 grams of cannabis were found.Prior to that raid, another raid was carried out at Lusignan Prison. There again razor blades, 17 phone chargers, 24 lighters, a quantity of wires, eight metal spoons, two pairs of scissors, one plastic knife, two nail clips, a quantity of ziplock bags, six bottles of pepper sauce, one pack of cards, three bottles of medicine, four bottles of oil with suspected cannabis seeds, one memory card and three mirrors were found.The smuggling of contraband items into prisons remains a perennial problem within the system. Authorities have been working assiduously to curb the practice, and these efforts have resulted in several prison officers being caught facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be “big business”.In fact, back in July, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels had disclosed during a press conference that several prison officers had been relieved of their duties after they were found to be working in collusion with each other in order to facilitate the movement of suspected contraband into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.last_img

COMMUNITY NOTICE: ROSSES CDP LAUNCH YOGA CLASSES FOR MEN

first_imgRosses CDP News:Maidin Cultúr/ A Morning of CultureBa mhaith linn cuireadh a thabhairt daoibh chuig Teach Níall O’Dónaill, Loch an Iúir fa choinne maidin de ceol, Ceard agus Sceal Niall O’Dónaill.You are invited to Sean Teach Neil O’Dónaill for a morning of Songs, Crafts and the story of Neil O’Donaill. De Mairt 15ú Nollaig/ Tuesday 15th December ó 11- 2 o/chlog/ From 11am to 2pm.A bus will be available for the Rosses CDP on the Chapel Road for booking bus contact the Rosses CDP 07495 61686 before December the 7th at 4pm.Beidh bus are fail ó CDP na Rosann , Bóthar an tSéipéil. Le d’ait a chur in áirithe ar an mbus, cuir scáirt órainn ar 074 95 61686 roimh 4 o’chlog ar an 7ú Nollaig.Beidh soláisti ar fáil/ Refreshments will be served. Cead isteach: saor in aisce. Fáilte roimh gach duine. Free admission. All welcome. This is funded by the SICAP programme.Yoga, wellbeing. and exercise for men to maintain and improve your physical fitness with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises. Commencing on Wednesday the 13th January for 4 weeks 10am to 11.30am in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe : Cost €20 to be paid on booking. Contact the Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686 to book. COMMUNITY NOTICE: ROSSES CDP LAUNCH YOGA CLASSES FOR MEN was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Rosses CDPYogalast_img

GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 16/01/12Ladies Board:Now  that  all  the  2011  competitions are  completed all  at  the  Ladies Board  would  like to  congratulate and thank all  teams, players  and  managers  who give  so  much  time  and  effort  during  2011.The ladies board would like to thank all its loyal supporters throughout the year. Finally thanks to the field committee on having the Burn Road in such good shape throughout 2012Minor Board:The Under 12 & Under 14 Boys Squads resume training in the Craoibhin on Friday 27th from 7.30pm – 9.30pm . All new players are welcome in those age groups, any queries contact either PJ McFadden on 086 864 1159 or Bernard Gallagher on 087 694 9165. The Minor Board have produced an excellent 2012 calendar which is for sale in Gracie Stores, The Lagoon, Mandy Sweeney’s and The Millbridge store. Calendars cost €10. Eddie Harkin, Minor Board Chairman can also be contacted for a calendar on 086 608 2512.Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The winning numbers were 9,10,13 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner, Anne Marie McDaid was the match 3 winner. Brian McGlynn and Gemma McGrenra won €10 each in the open draw.  Next weeks draw takes place in Glenveagh Inn. Sara Harkin and Martina Kelly are the coordinators. The jackpot is now is €1550.CoachingAnyone who wishes to participate in foundation or Level 1 coaching courses please contact coaching officer Brian Trearty on 086 340 6167.The county board are hosting beginner and refresher referees courses  on the 4th of February. Anyone thinking about becoming a referee should contact Hugh Harkin on 087 689 1967. GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 17th, 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: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img

DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – 33% OFF AT EVOLVE MENSWEAR

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM has another great deal to bring you today – courtesy of the North West’s biggest and best men’s clothing and wedding hire store.The clever boys at Evolve have an incredible 33% off in their emporium of style in Letterkenny today on most boots, coats and jackets. And once you’ve bagged a bargain from the best range of men’s clothing anywhere, you can have a good look at their other super deal today – 2 pairs of classy jeans for just €70!!!Make sure you’re Evolved this Christmas…. get yourself down to Evolve at the Letterkenny Retail Park today to make sure you’re looking your best when Santa arrives next Sunday. DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – 33% OFF AT EVOLVE MENSWEAR was last modified: December 17th, 2011 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:2 pairs of jeans for €7033% off coats boots jacketsdonegaldaily.comevolve menswearletterkennylast_img

FARMER FINED AFTER ANIMALS FOUND DYING ON HIS LANDS

first_imgGardai discovered a sheep skeleton and other dying animals when they raided a farm in Downings.Gardai were tipped off by animal welfare officers about possible cases of cruelty on the farm of Joseph McBride, 56.Sgt Christy Galligan told Letterkenny District Court that he had called to the farm at Murleog, Downings in February and March, 2010. When he called he found a lame goat in poor condition, a dead lamb and the skeleton of a sheep.The court was also told a number of other animals were in poor condition.McBride was charged with failing to remove dead animals from his property.Pictures of the scene were given to Judge Paul Kelly who said “I’d like to thank the sergeant for being helpful to me as the photographs don’t make for attractive viewing, I have to say.”Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court that McBride was a small farmer who had been suffering from ill-health and that improvements had been made on the farm since the incident.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said they could not say for certain how the animals had died or had suffered.“While we have no way of knowing how the animals died in this case, we can say that leaving them lying unburied like this is totally wrong.“This is not an issue about the recession or lack of money. There is simply no excuse for failing to properly dispose of a dead animal.”“We would urge the public to be our eyes and ears in cases like this; it is important for public health that dead or dying animals are removed.”Judge Kelly ordered McBride to pay €250 to the ISPCA and allow for another inspection of his farm before June 11th.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFARMER FINED AFTER ANIMALS FOUND DYING ON HIS LANDS was last modified: January 10th, 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:DowningsISPCAJoseph McBridelast_img

Warriors change their starting lineup for Game 6 vs. Clippers

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES – Both to chase matchups and inject some energy into a pivotal game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr will start Shaun Livingston along with the team’s four All-Stars in Game 6 of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.Kerr decline to name his starters during his pre-game media availability. But he had suggested he would make a …last_img

Pie guy banned from Qantas

first_imgThe man who protested corporate support for social issues such as same-sex marriage by planting a lemon meringue pie in the face of Qantas boss Alan Joyce on May 10 has been hit with a lifetime ban by the airline.The ban means 67-year-old Tony Overheu will not be able to fly on Qantas, Jetstar or Qantas codeshare flights such as those operated by alliance partner Emirates. The penalty is similar to one which would be applied to a person who attacked a Qantas staff member on a plane or in an airport  lounge.Overheu, who later apologised, is also facing charges of common assault, trespass and damage over the alleged incident at a business breakfast in Perth.He is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on June 7.last_img