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7 killed after dragon boat capsized off Boracay

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – Seven individuals were confirmed dead after a dragon boat capsized in waters off Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Wednesday morning. It was not yet clear what caused the accident./PN The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said there were 21passengers on board the Boracay Team Dragon Boat. The accident occurred along the waters off Sitio Lingganayin Barangay Manoc-Manoc. The PCG team brought the 14 survivors to the Saint GabrielHospital for treatment.last_img

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Manapla crash kills 4, injures 2

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first_imgThe vehicle then dragged Labrador beforeit fell into a ditch and hit a gate of a nearby house. BACOLOD City – Four persons were killedand two others were injured after a car crashed against a motorcycle inBarangay Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. The municipal police stationofficer-in-charge Jaynick Bermudez identified the fatalities as Delina Abara,56; Angeles Salmorin, 80; Dolores Granada, 83 of Isabela, Negros Occidental and15-year-old resident Jeljuride Labrador. The 77-year-old Rolinda Barte and39-year-old Anabelle Estil, meanwhile, sustained injuries on the body. A rescuer tries to assist the victims of the road accident in Barangay Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental on Feb. 21. MANAPLA MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION All of the victims were rushed to ahospital where the attending physician declared the four of them as “dead onarrival.” According to police investigators, thecar driven by 38-year-old Frolian Samillano allegedly hit Labrador who wassitting on his motorcycle along the road while attending a wake around 2:45a.m. on Feb. 21. Samillano was detained in the lockupfacility of the Manapla Municipal Police Station. Investigations were ongoingas of this writing./PNlast_img read more

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IHSAA Statement on Return-to-School Guidelines

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgThe Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) is pleased that the COVID-19 Health and Safety ReEntry Guidance has been provided to Indiana schools today by the Governor’s Office and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). This guidance also includes a three-phased pathway for the return of education-based athletics which coincide with the previously scheduled first practice date for girls golf (July 31) and practice for all other fall sports (August 3). Girls golf contests are set to begin August 3 with all other sports contests to begin August 15.Over the next several weeks, the IHSAA will continue to serve our member schools in providing clarifications and further guidance for the safe return of athletic activities in our state.last_img read more

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Ugandan, Zimbabwean Players for IBB Ladies Open

By on September 9, 2020

first_imgA former Lady Captain of IBB club, Mrs Ngozi Osuhor, expressed delight with the club for consistently hosting of the tournament in the past 19 years and for putting the event together this year in spite of the economic recession.The different categories for the event include: Category 1 for lady players in Handicap 0-28 flight, Category 2 for those in Handicap 29-36 flight, and veteran ladies in all categories.However, the tournament is a gross competition where the player with the best aggregate score over 36-hole in the Handicap 0- 28 flight will be crowned as the champion.The ladies will tee off on Saturday but only the 45 players that make the cut will be eligible for the final round on Sunday, February 12.The 45 finalists, according to the Competition Secretary, Nanfe Audu, will be presented with medals.The gentlemen will also play among themselves on Saturday as guests of the lady players.A former IBB Lady Captain, Dr Joyce Barber, said several NGOs, supporting charity causes, had made several appeals to the lady section to support different causes and give to the less privileged.Barber, however, said the ladies were considering holding a charity kitty before the end of tenure of the current committee.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaLady amateur golfers from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana will add international flavour to the 19th IBB Ladies Open Championship which holds in Abuja this week.Captain of the IBB Club Lady Section, Mrs Lami Ahmed, told journalists yesterday that 150 players from Nigeria and the international visitors have registered for the tournament.Various prizes and trophies will be won in different categories at the three days event which begin on Friday through Sunday.Ahmed said that players from 22 golf clubs nationwide will identify with the host club in ensuring the success of the tournament considered as one of the majors within the IBB International Golf and Country Club Abuja.last_img read more

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When Jürgen Klopp gave a Liverpool team talk in CR7 boxers!

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/CR7 UnderwearAdvertisement itq7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2tndWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1cw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1ekb8fbWould you ever consider trying this?😱a8uitCan your students do this? 🌚kyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp is renowned for his hilarious gestures, both on and off the field. Recently, an example of his comic acts have been unveiled by the club midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/CR7 UnderwearDuring an interview with The Athletic, the Netherlands international revealed that back in 2018, before their Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev, the squad noticed their German gaffer wearing Cristiano Ronaldo branded boxers during the pre match pep talk.“We saw he was wearing the boxer shorts of Cristiano Ronaldo. He did the meeting with his shirt stuffed inside his ‘CR7’ boxers. The whole changing room was on the floor laughing their heads off.” the 28 year old said.Advertisement The Reds were heading onto the presigeous tournament’s final after 11 long years, since losing the silverware to Italian giants AC Milan in 2007. The nervous atmosphere soon went off after the players saw the 52 year old German in their opponent talisman’s brand underwear.“That really broke the ice. Usually in those situations, everyone is serious and concentrated. But he was relaxed and made this joke.Advertisement “He’s done hundreds of jokes likes that. If you see that your manager is really confident and relaxed, it will have an effect on players. He is a father figure in those things for the players. With his jokes and his body language, he takes the pressure off players.”Despite the Reds losing the trophy to Zidane’e star studded Galacticos 3–1, Klopp and the team managed to reach the final again this year, and also beating Spurs 2-0, putting an end to their trophy less streak. Advertisementlast_img read more

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PNG Paralmpics get K70,000 boost

By on May 26, 2020

first_imgThe funding will go towards athletes’ preparations as they work towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  PNG is hoping to send athletes overseas for qualifying events in the coming months including powerlifter Pope Gayave and short put specialist Regina Edward.Gayave will be attending a Grand Prix event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month while Edward will be attending an Asia Oceania event in Dubai to qualify for the Rio Olympics.PNGPC President Peter Curtain thanked Ela Motors for its continued support over the last 20 years.Curtain said it is expensive to send athletes to different competitions around the region for accreditation and qualification.He said funding is essential as this will assist them attend upcoming international events to get experience so they can achieve the level to compete in the Paralympics.Ela Motors chief executive officer Takeshi Abe said they’re pleased to support the PNGPC and its endeavours in training athletes with disability and realise their ability to travel to accomplish their dreams.He said this fund will provide them with having access to traveling in and out of countries and give them knowledge and physical insight to help drive and achieve their sporting goals.last_img read more

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‘Legislature, Executive Working Relations Cordial’

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgAccording to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, Mr. Jallah made the assertion during a lecture he delivered to 13 participants from the ISS currently attending an Executive Intelligence Management Course at the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute in Monrovia.The one-week course entails a study of the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative branches of the Liberian government under the theme: “Executive – Legislative Relations: Gaps, Challenges, and Prospects.” They will also look at security, governance and development issues of bilateral importance to both countries.Partial view of the Nigerian delegationThe Pro Temp used the occasion to thank the Federal Republic of Nigeria for its immense support to the Liberian Government and people, especially its intervention in restoring peace to the country.The Inspector-General (IG) of the Liberian National Police (LNP), Gregory Coleman, told the Nigerian participants that in serving the people and the government, police officers are guided by integrity and their families’ image to protect.IG Coleman emphasized that low salaries and incentives for officers are some of the challenges the LNP faces.He, however, said that the LNP officers are doing everything professionally to protect lives and property and to keep the peace.The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Sylvester Grigsby, stressed the importance of good working relations between the Executive and the Legislative branches of government.He emphasized that such relationship helps to make government operations smooth and better for the promotion of the national agenda.He, however, said that the Executive still wields enormous power and that power can be used to its advantage, specifically towards building a better country.“Liberia is a unitary state. It has three separate but equal branches of government. The Legislature, headed by the Speaker, passes laws; the Executive, headed by the President, enforces laws; and the Judiciary, headed by the Chief Justice, interprets and reviews laws,” Minister Grigsby informed the participants.“To further keep the relationship better, from time to time the leaderships of the Legislature and the Executive hold regular retreats to thrash out any sticky issues or look at the overall governance of the state,” Minister Grigsby added.The lecture ends today when the chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr. Amos Sawyer; the President of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles B. Coffey, Jr.; and the chairman of the National Elections Commission, Jerome G. Korkoya, will address the visiting Nigerian delegation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Pro Temp A. Z. JallahPro Tempore Jallah Tells NigeriansThe President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zulu Jallah, has told a visiting Nigerian delegation from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) of Abuja that the working relationship between the Legislature and the Executive branches of the Liberian government is cordial.Pro Tempore Jallah, however, pointed out that despite the cordiality, there is sometimes friction between the two branches of government.He said that misunderstandings come about because each branch of government thinks and wants the best for the people of Liberia; noting that,“At the end of the day, we all come together and we have an effective government, which runs smoothly for the betterment of the state.”last_img read more

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Horst takes 11th in first Crashed Ice event of the season, first in team competition

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgHorst started off well in his first race. Needing to finish in the top two in order to keep advancing, Horst finished in first place in the round of 64 and in the round of 32.That was as far as Horst would get over the weekend. His next event was the quarter finals where he finished in fourth place in heat number three.The result means that Horst takes away 224 points to go along with his 11th place finish.- Advertisement -Horst also took part in the team competition with his team “Living The Dream” with fellow Canadians Scott Croxall, and Kyle Croxall. Living The Dream finished first in the team competition and takes away 1000 points heading into the next event in St. Paul, Minnesota.last_img read more

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Racism scandal rocks run-up to Russia’s World Cup

By on January 10, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba was one of two France players targeted by racist chants during a 3-1 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 29 – A new racism scandal has rocked Russian football in the run-up to the World Cup — and anxious Moscow authorities are taking it seriously.The idea of fans targeting black players with monkey chants is haunting Russian football chiefs heading into the June 14 to July 15 celebration of the ‘beautiful game’. But racism reared its ugly head on Tuesday when French players Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba were targeted during France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in Saint Petersburg.An AFP photographer heard imitation ape noises aimed at Barcelona forward Dembele, while internet users reported similar abuse from sections of the 50,000 crowd targeting Manchester United’s star Pogba.Following calls from French sports minister Laura Flessel for “European and international” action, football’s ruling body FIFA is now investigating.Although the Russian Football Union’s initial response was sceptical — its security council chief said his monitors “did not hear or record anything of the kind” — anti-discrimination inspector Alexei Smertin later said a RFU probe was already underway.The Russian parliament’s deputy speaker, Igor Lebedev — a sports fanatic who sits on the RFU’s executive committee — addressed racist abuse the way few football officials had done before.“I want to call on fans to stop this,” he told the Championat sports news site.“This is not just a problem with our fans’ perception of African American and black players.“The problem is elsewhere: none of this bad behaviour will stop until we start punishing it.”Russia’s history of all forms of discrimination stretches back to its Soviet era and is rarely tackled head on.Critics say it is only being fomented by a mix of nationalist and socially conservative Kremlin ideology that at times borders on xenophobia.Lebedev further appealed to Russians’ sense of patriotism and pride in “our nation’s prestige”.“Do we want to embarrass the country?” he asked.– ‘Ultras’ and bananas –Racism is especially closely associated with football because of the right-wing hooligans and club “ultras” attracted to the game.The scourge swept across Europe and was especially severe in countries such as England and Italy between the 1970s and 1990s.This hatred spilled onto Russian football stadiums in the last two decades as clubs began signing African and Latin American players.One of the starkest episodes saw Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos walk off the pitch in disgust after a banana was thrown his way in 2011.“I hope that the Russian football authorities get to grips with this,” he said at the time.Fellow Brazilian Hulk complained after another incident in 2015 that “nobody is paying attention to this problem, neither the referees nor the RFU.”The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-discrimination network reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.But for French former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, nothing concrete is being done to resolve the problem: “Is there any real will on the part of FIFA, the Russian federation or society in general to address this issue ?“If this happens during the World Cup, will the referee stop the game? I doubt it.“We will only see how serious FIFA are if they decide to stop a game.”Anti-discrimination officer Smertin has been one of the sport’s most vocal proponents of change.The former Spartak and Chelsea midfielder visits schools and has organised a Moscow State University course for combating discrimination in football.Smertin now wants to introduce similar studies nationwide.“These lessons won’t just be about football but about dialogue between different people,” he wrote in the Moscow Times.“And football, in my opinion, is a great platform for dialogue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Letterkenny multimedia company celebrates 5 years in business

By on December 29, 2019

first_imgLetterkenny based multimedia company, SocialBiz Ireland, are marking a special 5-year anniversary this year.SocialBiz Ireland is a social media focussed inbound marketing company who specialise in content creation for web, social media and direct marketing campaigns. SocialBiz also offer product photography services as well as video production making them a one stop media shop. SocialBiz clients The Waterfront Hotel Dungloe recently received best newcomer at the recent Irish Restaurant Awards. This award represents the best break-through establishment that has been in operation for less than 12 months offering an impressive dining experience, innovative menu and has had significant impact in the industry within a short time and they will have proven marketing abilities for which SocialBiz are responsible for.Joe O’Donnell the managing director at SocialBiz said “At the moment one of the most important aspects of social media management is inbound correspondence” adding that “it is vitally important to make sure all inbound messages are answered and responded to within 5 to 10 minutes.“If you create good content and it gets engagement then you can expect that people will use the platform they have viewed it on to make contact be it Facebook, Instagram or your own website.” SocialBiz Ireland create content and run digital media campaigns for various types of business and are promoting Irish business overseas with structured campaigns and cool and interesting content.SocialBiz are unique in a sense that they create all the elements that are needed to make online campaigns successful in house including design, photography, video, and writing as well as posting and scheduling the content on behalf of their clients.If you would like to chat to a member of the SocialBiz team you can request a call back by emailing:E: media@socialbiz.ie T: +353 7491 03612 www.socialbiz.ieLetterkenny multimedia company celebrates 5 years in business was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 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:socialbizlast_img read more

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