Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Shrouded in the epic five-set match between defending champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas, that ended in a 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8 victory for the Lady Archers, Golden Tigress rookie Melina Alessandrini left Ramil De Jesus in wonder.De Jesus, who guided La Salle to 11 championships, said Alessandrini still had butterflies in her stomach but La Salle’s mentor is confident the UST rookie will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s just her first game, maybe she still has the first-game jitters but just give her more time and it would be difficult to stop her,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Alessandrini finished with 18 points and displayed a ground defense rarely seen from a 6-foot-1 player. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES It cannot be argued that rookies have to make a good first impression in the UAAP, and in the league’s 80th season one newcomer took the opportunity to leave an indelible mark on an iconic coach.ADVERTISEMENT Weight’s over: It’s fight time Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And with the help of an interpreter, Alessandrini thanked the longtime La Salle coach of the praise she’s earned.“I want to thank him because he believes in me even though this was just my first game,” said Alessandrini through the interpreter. “I know I will still have to adjust because this was my first game and this is my first time playing in front of this big of a crowd.”De Jesus added Alessandrini just has to adjust to the Philippine game to help her complete her transition in the UAAP.“I know she’ll be able to adjust,” said De Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
An East Berbice labourer was on Thursday morning discovered hanging hours before he was expected to make his appearance at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court in response to a summons to pay child support for his two children.Dead: Baburam Hardeo, called “Gopaul”Dead is 52-year-old Baburam Hardeo, called ‘Gopaul,’ of Lonsdale Village, East Bank Berbice. His body was discovered hanging from a mango tree with a shirt tied around his neck at his mother’s Lot 23 Brothers Village East Bank Berbice home. The discovery was made by his brother-in-law Omal Dasrat.According to Dasrat, Hardeo visited his mother on Wednesday, and they spoke briefly before he left to attend a wake in the village.Dasrat explained that upon his return, the now dead man was sitting in a hammock. Dasrat said he retired to bed, leaving Hardeo in the hammock, but when he woke up the following morning, he saw Hardeo’s lifeless body hanging from a mango tree.An alarm was raised, and the body was subsequently taken down by the Police.Hardeo and his reputed wife of seven years had reportedly separated about three weeks ago. Nelani, the man’s 33-year-old daughter, said she spoke with her father on Tuesday via telephone. She said he told her that he had received a summons to attend the Amsterdam Magistrate Court in relation to financial support for his two children.Hardeo had worked as a labourer at a sawmill near to his home. He had also performed odd jobs around the village in order to make a living.Guyana Times was however told that the now dead man had been a heavy drinker of alcohol and had suffered from diabetes.
BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement Emancipation Football League…Several rounds of riveting football action lit up the Beterverwagting Playground over the past weekend as the Plaisance team continued to show their prowess in the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement Emancipation Cohesion Football League.Dwayne King (left) and Denzil KingThe League, which is being fuelled by Bakewell/Lloyd WP Britton/GO Benjamin/GLDA and NAREI, witnessed two rounds of magical football from the boots of Plaisance. On Sunday last, Plaisance registered their second demolition, this time exerting their power over the St John’s Bosco Orphanage team. Plaisance, entering the second round after a commendable first-round display against country team Mahaica, clearly worked hard on their game plan against St John’s Bosco, putting them on the defensive very early in the match, with Travis Simon scoring within the first two minutes of the encounter.Throughout the match, Plaisance demonstrated their outstanding capabilities, with an exhibition of high levels of skill, tactic sand professionalism. These traits, which proved highly competitive for their first-round challengers Mahaica, gave St John’s Bosco a horrendous time, as four goals were scored in the first half of the 60-minute match, with Denzil King, Dwayne King and Vincent Thomas, respectively scoring in the 15th, 18th and 23rd minutes. And as if it was not already enough to rub salt into the wounds of St John’s Bosco, Thomas completed a triple when he added to his first-half goal, by drilling the net in the 41st and final minute of the encounter, to give Plaisance a convincing victory of six goals to nil.Plaisance will play their third and final-round preliminary encounter against East Ruimveldt – one of the spectators’ favourites to win the league- on Friday, from 20:15h at the BV Playground.The League, which kicked off on August 10, received the stamp of approval from Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, who stated that the BV/Triumph 8th of May organisation was truly “a movement”. Ten teams are currently competing for cash and prizes. The first-place winner will receive $350,000 while second and third will cop $250,000 and $150,000 respectively.
But complacency set in, and Girona took full advantage as Cristhian Stuani scored a penalty and Portu nodded in at the back post, leaving the European champions scrapping even for a point before Sergio Ramos was sent off in the 90th minute.They failed even to muster that, with defeat here a major act of self-harm for what was beginning to look like a serious resurgence in La Liga’s title race.Barcelona had beaten Real Valladolid by a single goal on Saturday but their stodgy display continued a period of uncertainty for the Catalans, while Madrid arrived here on the back of seven wins and a draw at the Camp Nou.Barca still have to go to the Bernabeu later this month but that Clasico will be a lot less nervy now. Their cushion has been extended to nine points over Real, with Atletico jumping back above them into second, seven points off the top.“It’s a shame,” Real coach Santiago Solari said. “We drop points and our rivals won. It is a pity because we were on a great run.” Is the league over? “Not at all,” he said.The frustration for Solari will be that his team had this game in the palm of their hands, in control against a Girona side that celebrated at the end as if they had secured survival.Their first league victory since November pushes them four points clear of the bottom three.Solari will also take some of the blame after he fielded a rotated line-up following the Champions League win over Ajax in midweek.Gareth Bale and Vinicius Junior both started on the bench, while Luka Modric was suspended. Marcelo came in at left back and was again unconvincing for Girona’s second.Madrid barely broke sweat in the first half, in control but playing within themselves as long spells of possession were only occasionally turned into a clear-cut chance.The best move was marked by two scoops, the first by Toni Kroos, who lifted the ball over Pere Pons and squared for Lucas Vazquez, who repeated the trick, dinking it between two defenders, only for his finish to be saved by Bono.It was no surprise in the 25th minute when Casemiro nodded in Kroos’ cross after Bono elected to punch rather than catch the initial ball in.– Comfortable to complacent –Eusebio brought on both Aleix Garcia and Anthony Lozano at half-time, and the impact was almost instant, as Garcia blazed over a rebound after Lozano’s header.Madrid slipped from comfortable to complacent and shortly after the hour they were punished. Stuani’s header spilled out to Douglas Luiz, whose finish was blocked by the hand of Ramos.Ramos’ yellow card might have been red, the defender perhaps only spared by two white shirts behind him. Stuani made no mistake with the penalty.Girona almost scored again, Portu’s shot rattling the outside of the post, and then they did. Casemiro missed a tackle in midfield and Lozano’s shot was parried to Portu. Marcelo dangled a leg but failed to stop the header creeping inside the post.Vinicius and Bale both came on but Vinicius three times missed the target from good positions, while Bale was whistled at one point after losing possession.Sergio Ramos was sent off for a record 20th time in La Liga © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSCasemiro wanted a penalty when he felt Pedro Alcala’s hand on his shoulder and moments later Ramos was sent off, drawing a second yellow card catching Alcala in the face with an attempted volley.Even Courtois was allowed up for a late corner and he got his head on it too but the ball flashed wide. The surprised applause quickly turned to groans at full-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid suffered a damaging defeat by Girona after hauling themselves back into the title race © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 17 – Real Madrid threw away their lead and perhaps their hopes of catching Barcelona as Girona came from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Girona had not won in 13 matches and looked on course for a seventh straight defeat when Casemiro headed a dominant Madrid ahead in the first half.
Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman readers have voted in their thousands in our poll to select their favourite beach – and it’s time to reveal the Top 10.We here in Donegal are blessed with expanses of clean sandy shores with breathtaking sea views. We all have a favourite destination and our readers were eager to highlight their favourite coastal hideaways.Over 3,000 of you voted in our readers’ poll and the overall winner in top place was Carrickfinn Beach! If you’re looking for a new beach to enjoy this summer then why not visit those in our Top 10:Carrickfinn BeachNarin/PortnooBallymastocker Bay Beach, PortsalonArranmoreArds FriaryMarble HillSilver Strand Beach, Malin BegDowningsRossnowlaghCruit IslandLanding at Donegal AirportWant to explore Carrickfinn? Discover more about this coastal hotspot:Carrickfinn is a stunning sandy beach in Gweedore Bay near Annagry, west Donegal. This Blue Flag beach is popular for bathing and bird watching from the shore. The sand dunes and grasslands are ideal for spotting wildlife and rare plant species.The beach is located in a Natural Heritage Area along the Wild Atlantic Way. Carrickfinn has risen to fame this year as it lies beneath the flight path of Donegal Airport – voted the second Most Scenic Airport Landing in the world by Private Fly. Travellers get an incredible birds’ eye view of Carrickfinn as they take off and land in Donegal, which is why the airport earned this accolade.If you are out and about enjoying Donegal’s beaches, make sure to tag @donegaldaily on Instagram! Featured photo: Martin Fleming for Failte IrelandReaders’ Choice: Donegal’s best beach is revealed was last modified: May 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beachCarrickfinn BeachpollseasidetourismTravelvote
Twenty-one nominations have been received to fill the Office of the Public Protector, the Ad Hoc Committee, established to facilitate the appointment, announced on 22 June 2016.Dr Makhosi Khoza, the chairperson of the committee, said nominations had largely come from members of the public. “The Ad Hoc Committee has thus far received 21 nominations and applications for the position of public protector,” she said.Current Public Protector Thuli Madonsela came into office in 2009. Her term ends in October. According to the Constitution, a public protector can only serve a single term.“The nominations received included, amongst others, the current standing public protector [Madonsela] and her deputy advocate, Kevin Malunga… Advocate Madonsela’s name was nominated despite the legislative constraints which limits an incumbent to occupying the office for only one term,” she said.Chair thanks public for their nominations and their interest in the process, says amongst the nomintations are current PP and her deputy.— Bua Mzansi (@buamzansi) June 22, 2016TimelinesThe committee advertised the position on 3 June in major national, regional and local newspapers, on radio stations and on Parliament’s multimedia platforms. Members of the public were invited to nominate candidates, and are welcome to comment or object between 27 June and 1 July 2016.Candidates will be shortlisted in July and interviewed in August, with a report of a preferred nominee tabled to the National Assembly on 31 August 2016. The nominee needs the support of more than 60% of National Assembly members before the president isable to act on the selection.“All nominations and applications will be published in the week after the 24 June deadline,” Khoza said. “The names will be made public on the Parliament website and social media platforms and there will be an e-mail address where people can send their comments or objections.” What is the Public Protector?The Office of the Public Protector was set up in terms of South Africa’s Constitution to investigate complaints against state agencies or officials. It is one of the country’s Chapter Nine institutions, established after the Constitution came into effect in February 1997 to safeguard human rights and democracy. Others include the South African Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Gender Equality, and the Office of the Auditor-General.The Public Protector is subject only to the Constitution and the law and is independent of government and any political party. Anyone can complain to the Public Protector, and no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of its office. It cannot, however, investigate the judicial functions of courts or the private sector.The Public Protector has been described as a referee, tasked with looking at all sides of a problem. If the complaint is justified, a solution is put forward, which may include recommending changes to the system.The Public Protector can also report a matter to Parliament, which will then debate the matter and see to it that the protector’s recommendations are followed.Source: South African Government News Agency and South Africa.info reporter
A controversy has erupted over British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson’s decision to turn down a date for a bilateral meeting with Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, that would have coincided with a week-long summit on bilateral relations after Brexit.Read it at The Hindu Related Items
As anger rises over the brazen terror attack in Uri by Pakistan-backed terrorists, India Today has got access to the government’s strategy to counter Islamabad. According to sources, the Narendra Modi government is firm on the fact that Pakistan can’t go unpunished. In fact, within hours of the Uri attack, the Prime Minister had said that “those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished”.EFFECTIVE RETALIATIONPrime Minister Modi has approved “effective retaliation” to the Uri terror attack, sources told India Today. The time and method of the retaliation will be decided by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the three service chiefs. This follows the statement by Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday that the Army had the “desired” capability and it reserved the right to respond at a time and place of its own choice.UPPING THE ANTE AT UNThe proposed military response, it has been learned, will not be initiated during the United Nations General Assembly session. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to keep the spotlight on Kashmir in his address to the UN on Wednesday.ALSO READChina condemns Uri attack, but wants India, Pakistan to have ‘dialogue’ India has begun its diplomatic offensive to corner Pakistan on its terror plans. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is expected to address the UN General Assembly on September 26 and she is likely to make a strong pitch against Pakistan and terrorism to counter Sharif’s rhetoric on Kashmir.advertisementCLAMOUR FOR CLEAR POLICY ON PAKISTAN Meanwhile, an all-party meet is expected to take place at the end of this week. Political parties across the spectrum have condemned the Uri attack. However, the government’s lack of a clear policy on terrorism and Pakistan has come under attack from the Opposition. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari accused the BJP government of “pendulum-like shifts” in its Pakistan policy.ALSO READUri terror attack: Congress trains gun on PM Modi, Parrikar The Uri attack puts pressure on the armed forces to neutralize terror camps in Jammu and Kashmir. Efforts are underway to identify terror hotbeds in the region, and accordingly chalk out a plan to eliminate them.ALSO READTwitter goes ‘nuclear’ in its anger over Uri terror attackWatch:
MADRID — For Barcelona, three straight quarterfinal exits from the Champions League is quite a slump.The Catalan club has been plenty dominant at home, winning seven Spanish league titles in the last 10 years and claiming four straight Copa del Rey trophies. But the team has somewhat struggled in the top European competition after winning four times in a decade from 2006-15.Up next in the competition will be a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Barcelona will also play in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia in May, and it’s nearing another league title after beating second-place Atletico Madrid on Saturday to open an 11-point lead with seven matches remaining.“We need to try to win all of our matches until the end of the season, but right now the focus is on the Champions League,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We have a very important game in front of us.”The last time Barcelona advanced past the Champions League quarterfinals was in 2015, when it eventually won its fifth European title and completed the treble for the last time.United, which has been revitalized since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, has only the Champions League to play for in terms of trophies. But the English team is also looking for a top-four finish in the Premier League to ensure Champions League participation next season.“It’s a powerhouse, and it’s going through a good moment, that gives them motivation,” Valverde said of United, which eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16. “I don’t think Barcelona has ever won at Old Trafford, so we will try to change that.”The second leg will be on April 16 at the Camp Nou.Last season, Barcelona had advanced to the Copa del Rey final and held a comfortable lead in the Spanish league before it lost to Roma in the Champions League quarterfinals.But Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said the team is right where it wanted to be at this point of the season.“We would have taken this if it was offered to us in the beginning of the season,” Bartomeu said. “It will be a difficult series against United. In the league we know we can lose a match or two. We will keep focused on the three competitions, going day by day.”By: Tales Azzoni, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
India’s Deepti Sharma, the second best all-rounder in ODIs, will be playing for the Western Storm in the KIA Super League, a women’s T20 competition organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board. She joins leading batswoman Smriti Mandhana in the Western Storm squad.”I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the KIA Super League. Every player wants to play alongside and against the best in the world, and this will give me the opportunity to do that,” said Deepti as per the Western Storm website after her signing with the franchise.”I have heard good things about Western Storm from Smriti and I can’t wait to contribute to the team’s success on the field,” she added.The 21-year-old has played in 30 T20Is, taking 28 wickets with her off-spin at an average 22.92. She has also featured in 48 ODIs, taking 56 wickets at an average 27.39 with a best of six for 20. She also averages 41.81 with the bat in ODI cricket.BREAKING: We are delighted to announce the signing of @BCCIWomen star Deepti Sharma for the 2019 Kia Super League!https://t.co/fqZi1bLOmN#Stormtroopers pic.twitter.com/9xF71f7YQeWestern Storm (@WesternStormKSL) June 28, 2019After completing the signing, Western Storm head coach Trevor Griffin said: “Deepti is a quality player with a huge amount of experience at the very highest level and she will bring something a little bit different to our squad this year.”Continuity of selection is something that has played a huge roll in our success over the last few years, and therefore we felt it was important to sign overseas players who will be with us for the duration of the campaign.advertisement”She’s still only 21 but she will bring a huge amount of experience and knowledge to our dressing room. She is currently rated as the second-best all-rounder in the world in one-day cricket by the ICC, so her quality is there for all to see,” he added.Also Read | India topple England, go top of ODI rankingsAlso Read | Brian Lara fine, to be discharged from hospital soonAlso See