Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Los Angeles, California — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight had surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament on Friday and will miss all of the 2017-18 NBA season, the Suns said.Knight, who was hurt last month in a charity game, averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games last season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite What’s in store for your animal sign this year Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The 25-year-old holds career averages of 15.2 points and 4.3 assists in 382 career games with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns.Confirmation that Knight would miss the entire season came on the same day that the Suns said rookie guard Davon Reed underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee and would be sidelined for four to six months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reed, 22, was selected by the Suns with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals while appearing in all six of the Suns’ games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Of course this story is interfering in my life,” said the 33-year-old Ronaldo, who has denied any wrongdoing. “I have a partner, four children, an aging mother, sisters, a brother, a family I’m very close to. Not to mention my reputation, which is of somebody who is exemplary.”Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation at her request.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 ChrissRonaldo, who plays for Italian club Juventus and Portugal’s national soccer team, has continued to play soccer amid the allegation. He has scored four goals in four Italian league matches since being accused of rape.“I explained everything to my partner,” Ronaldo said. “My son, Cristiano Jr., is too young to understand it. I feel the worst for my mother and sisters. They’re stunned by it all but, at the same time, very angry. This is the first time that I’ve seen them in this state.” Hidilyn’s journey Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Serie A soccer match between Empoli and Juventus at the Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Gianni Nucci/ANSA via AP)PARIS— Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal life is being impacted by the rape allegation against him, the soccer star said in an interview with France Football magazine.Excerpts from the interview were distributed Monday, with a full story expected to run in the French weekly magazine on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the offseason for a Serie A record 112 million euros (then $131.5 million). He had spent nine years at Madrid, becoming the Spanish club’s all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches, and helping the team win four Champions Leagues titles.“Imagine what it can represent when someone says you’re a rapist, or that you have this or that,” Ronaldo said. “I know who I am and what I’ve done. The truth will come out in the light of day.“And those people who criticize me or who expose my life today, who are turning it into a circus, those people will see.”Last month, Ronaldo finished second to Luka Modric for FIFA’s best player award. The Ballon d’Or, a separate award for the world’s best player which is given out by France Football, will be handed out on Dec. 3 in Paris with Ronaldo among the candidates.“Yes, I think I deserve the Ballon d’Or this year,” Ronaldo said. “I dream of winning the Ballon d’Or for the sixth time and in that case I would surpass Lionel Messi.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “But I don’t control the vote, just my performances.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
In an effort to curb illegal fishing in Guyana’s waters, the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday signed the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which will see the implementation of measures to battle the scourge.According to the Ministry, the project, valued at US$500,000, is funded by the FAO and includes “technical assistance” and a “monitoring and evaluation process”. It is expected to be completed within the next 18 months.The Agriculture Ministry noted that once the measures were implemented, Guyana would “benefit tremendously” as the PSMA would ensure that the country maintained its fish stock.“Guyana will now be able to integrate and coordinate fisheries [and] related Port State Measures with the broader system of Port State controls,” a release from the Agriculture Ministry stated.Agriculture Ministry Permanent Secretary George Jervis was said to have expressed gratitude to the FAO, noting that the intervention was “timely”.“The fishing industry is one of the most important contributing sectors to Guyana’s revenue as the country exports more than 60 per cent of its catch. This industry is responsible for the livelihood of approximately 15,000 persons and their families,” the statement added.FAO Country Representative to Guyana, Reuben Robertson explained that the Organisation would be giving technical assistance in the implementation of measures against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.“IUU fishing hinders the growth of developing countries such as Guyana. This agreement is considered as one of the most cost-effective and useful enforcement tools for combating IUU fishing. It significantly reduces the need for surveillance and inspection of fishing vessels at sea in favour of inspections at port,” he stated.Earlier this year, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had revealed that in 2015, the marine sub-sector produced “35,835MT (metric tonnes) of seafood, raised revenue to the sum of G$25,426,250 and recorded exports of 21,568MT or US$71 million (G$14.7Billion)”.With the implementation of this agreement, it is envisaged that the sub-sector would increase its financial contribution to the economy. To date, 33 States, including the US, Canada and France have already signed on to the PSMA.
The Chief Scribe of the 53-member Secretariat of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and the President of the Liberia Football Referees Association (LIFRA) have both confirmed arrears of salaries and match indemnities.The LFA’s Secretary General Alphonso Armah has admitted that the football house owes it staffers for three months as of Wednesday, April 30, 2014; while LIFRA President, Atty. Joseph Kollie has announced that the LFA is indebted to the referees for over US$10,000.Mr. Armah, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, failed to state whether the outstanding in the employees’ salaries was due to technical or administrative reasons, but said the staffers would be paid this week.“I don’t know why the press is blowing this thing out of proportion, but let me say this, they will be paid this week – I mean they will get their salaries this week,” Mr. Armah said.For his part, the Liberia’s referee boss, in a poignant tone said the LFA owed them about little over US$10,000 because after the April 14 inauguration, they received some of their outstanding receivables.“We are hopeful before the start of the National Play-off of the 3rd division teams, the LFA would clear us off,” Atty. Kollie said.Though he refused to state whether the referees would lay down their wrestles, reports gathered have said that discontentment is fast setting in and there is growing disgruntlement among the referees, something soccer administrators presage could spell embarrassment for the National Playoff.However, football pundits have argued that the apparent sluggishness in the payment of salaries of LFA employees and matches indemnities for referees are cruelty in that FIFA provides an annual Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) to every member country.The FIFA’s FAP is designed to support its member associations and the confederations to improve their administrative and technical capabilities.According to the FIFA’s FAP, Liberia receives US$250,000 every year including bonuses, if FIFA deems it necessary.Unconfirmed reports say Liberia has received approximately US$500,000 for bonuses between 2010 and 2012 excluding the annual US$250,000.“The annual amount of funds available as financial support for all member associations and confederations under the FAP (“FAP funds”) is determined in FIFA’s annual budget (except for FAP bonus payments), which is ratified by the FIFA Congress and communicated to the member associations and confederations by the FIFA general secretariat,” Chapter 4 of the FIFA FAP’s regulations stated.Besides the FIFA’s FAP, the LFA also receives US$165,000 every year from Cellcom GSM, for sponsorship for the National League, which is known as the Cellcom LFA National League.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Maybe it’s just one of those competitive things. That’s all. Just two circling cats, sizing each other up. Two spirited, proud, veteran coaches not about to give an inch, or perhaps a word. UCLA’s Ben Howland and USC’s Tim Floyd will coach against each other for the first time tonight. They are very !ital!respectful!off!. Very careful, too, particularly Floyd. They give each other credit, but it feels almost cautious praise. Feels very proper, almost calculated. Through coaching circles they’ve known each other for more than 20 years, but have no apparent history or particular relationship. Floyd takes almost great pains not to be effusive in his observations of UCLA. This began the day he was hired last year and was asked about competing in the same city as UCLA, and he immediately started going on about Arizona and how it was the conference standard-bearer. Which, even though he has repeated those observations since, apparently has completely escaped his memory. “I wasn’t asked about the rivalry,” Floyd said Tuesday. Ah, yes, actually you were asked about UCLA. “I wasn’t asked about UCLA.” No, really, you were. “No, I wasn’t.” You were asked about elevating your program to a true national level in the same city as the Bruins and immediately bypassed UCLA to go on about Arizona. “That’s not what happened.” You called Arizona the standard-bearer. “I didn’t say that. What I said was, there’s room for two high, national-level programs in this city.” OK, so you know where this is headed. Columnists always getting the last word and all. At his introductory news conference Jan. 14 last year, Floyd was indeed asked about competing against UCLA and said: “I’m not going to use UCLA as the barometer. I’m using the University of Arizona as a barometer because they are the team, in my opinion, that is at the level we are trying to reach. “I’m looking forward to recruiting the same players these people are recruiting and will try to our best in these head-to-head matchups.” Now you could look at this as being dismissive of the Bruins, but it’s actually the smart approach. Floyd has aims on making USC a true national power. The Galen Center is scheduled to be completed next season, giving the Trojans one of few new college arenas in the country. He understandably believes he’s onto something. So how wise would it be to sing the praises of UCLA? To put the Bruins and Howland’s program on some kind of pedestal in the same city where he will battle over top recruits? Sounds like wise strategy. “There hasn’t been any strategy anywhere,” Floyd said. Maybe, but Floyd can’t praise UCLA without adding a qualifier, usually in the form of another Pac-10 school. So, sure, tonight is a big game, but then … “They’re all important,” Floyd said. “Every one of them is important. Don’t try to get us to say it’s not important. I just don’t know how you can put any more importance on it than Washington State or Washington.” See, this UCLA rivalry thing is conveniently lost on Floyd. “I have great respect for what they’re doing,” he said. “I have great respect for Washington, I have great respect for Cal, for Arizona. I have great respect for everybody.” Howland also is careful, but he has a two-year head start at UCLA, his No. 18-ranked Bruins are currently in first in the conference and he speaks from higher ground. “I think their program is definitely on the rise, is going to improve and keep getting better and better,” Howland said. “That’s what we expect our program to do as well. “We want them to be good. It’s good for both ‘SC and UCLA to be good. When we go on the road (in conference), I want them to have to deal with both of us.” Yet when asked Tuesday how well he knew Floyd, Howland said: “I’ve known Tim since I was an assistant at UC Santa Barbara and he was an assistant at the University of Texas-El Paso. “Actually Jerry Pimm, my old boss (at Santa Barbara) used to be the coach at Utah and compete against (UTEP’s) Don Haskins. I’ve known him a lot of years.” Nice history lesson, but no insight to any relationship. Maybe they once fought over the same cheerleader, and maybe they really only know each other professionally. Both took other schools to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 – Floyd at Iowa State and Howland at Pittsburgh – and are trying to duplicate that success here. They are similar in age; Floyd is 51, Howland 48. Both are trying to start something special, and both partially in the other’s way. “We’re friendly from the standpoint from being in this business all these years,” Howland said. “I have respect for him and think he’s a very fine coach.” “I give them great respect,” Floyd said, “just like everybody else.” With all due respect, tonight they start some actual history. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at email@example.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita
Experiencing weather most parts of the country would consider summer, Southern California’s winter continued Wednesday with record high temperatures, brush fires near the beach and dry winds through the canyons. While the fire season typically ends in the fall – and maybe December during an unusual year – the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Saturday for high fire danger throughout the region. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s through Sunday. Wind gusts reached 50 mph in mountain areas around the San Fernando Valley, and the mercury reached 87 degrees at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, squeaking past the record of 86 degrees 20 years ago. In Malibu, about 300 firefighters worked a 34-acre blaze believed to have been caused by a burning vehicle found near Latigo Canyon and Newton Canyon roads, fire officials said. No homes were threatened in the fire that started about 5 a.m. and was about 50 percent contained by 5 p.m. His friend Sean Younessi, 26, said he had noticed recently how warm it was and thought it was odd. “Global warming does come to mind,” he said. “You start wondering about how glaciers melting will affect the rest of the world.” Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County health department issued a health alert because of smoke and air pollution from the fires in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The fire in Anaheim Hills had scorched more than 7,100 acres by Wednesday evening and was 22 percent contained. “Although smoke from the fires … may not be visible, air quality is being adversely affected,” said Jonathan Fielding, the county’s director of public health. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “For firefighters, the possibilities out there could be explosive,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist for the Oxnard-based weather service. “This isn’t giving firefighters any breaks.” Indeed, firefighters who normally ready themselves for swift-water rescues this time of year were instead sent to parched hillsides. “It’s a little unusual this late in the season,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. Ernie Bobadilla. “But being that this is California, we’re prepared for all these weather conditions.” Local residents are definitely prepared for the weather, and some sat at lunch in West Hills on Wednesday, basking in the sun. “I was in New York a few weeks ago and I was freezing, so this is good,” said Peter Yacoob, 27.
Rosses CDP NewsPlay-matters Breakfast Art Box for parents and toddlers is commencing on Monday the 6th October from 10am – 12pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road. Tai Chi starting on Wednesday the 10th Sept at 11am. €5 per class. Venue CDP Chapel Road. Active Retirement Group back on Thursday the 30th Sept at 11am to 1pmKurling every second Wednesday for men and women in the Rosses CDP Commencing Wednesday the 8th October at 2pm. All welcome.Ceili in the Rosses CDP is recommencing on Sunday the 26th October at 8pm.Green Prescription Community Walker Leader training will be held in Letterkenny on Saturday the 4th and Sunday 5th of October. If you are interested in becoming a leader contact the Rosses CDP for a application form before Wednesday the 17th Sept. DD LOCAL: ROSSES CDP LAUNCH TAI CHI CLASSES WHICH START NEXT WEEK was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 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:DD LocalFeaturesnewsNoticesRosses CDP
Prosecutors said manufacturers and distributors worked closely, enhancing product quality and volume to satisfy demand. The drugs also would be distributed in mass quantities to pharmacies and veterinary supply stores located close to the U.S. border and Mexican cities popular with American tourists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The eight companies used the Internet to reach a broad client base in the United States. Investigators have identified more than 2,000 U.S. customers, ranging from individuals to distributors, but prosecutors said the main focus of the two-year investigation dubbed Operation Gear Grinder was suppliers, not buyers. The eight companies all operated under the guise of veterinary medicine suppliers, but most of the products listed on company Web sites were anabolic steroids sold in doses fit only for humans. One of the companies, the Syd Group of Michoacan, Mexico, sold steroids under the brand “Testerona,” with a bottle that featured a muscle-bound kangaroo. Customers could place orders by phone or e-mail, pay by wire transfers and have steroids smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border or shipped directly to them. Distributors’ Web sites such as SteroidsClub.com and Roidsshop.com prominently displayed the names of the eight companies named in the indictment. “You could fill up your shopping cart with steroids,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Coughlin. SAN DIEGO – Five Mexican men were in custody Thursday and 18 others were being sought in what federal authorities called the largest illegal-steroid bust in history. A federal grand jury in San Diego indicted 23 individuals, including three U.S. citizens, and eight Mexican companies accused of producing and distributing 80 percent of the steroids illegally smuggled into the United States. Charges included conspiracy to import anabolic steroids and launder money. One of the men in custody, Albert Saltiel Cohen, a Mexico City veterinarian, owned three companies that accounted for three-fourths of the anabolic steroids seized in the United States, said prosecutor Shane Harrigan. “This garbage is readily available over the Internet,” said Donald Hooten of Plano, Texas, whose 17-year-old son, Taylor, killed himself after suffering with depression linked to his steroid use. “You talk to most kids about the drug and they have no idea it is illegal.”
McElhinneys are delighted to be en-route to London for the prestigious Drapers Magazine Awards ceremony.Management at McElhinneys have expressed their delight at being named named finalists in both the Best Department Store UK and Ireland and Best Multichannel Operator UK and Ireland at the Drapers Magazine Independents Awards in London later this month.General manager Martin McElhinney told Donegal Daily, “This is a massive honour for all the team here at McElhinney’s. “We know we wouldn’t be there without the support of our brilliant customers who make it possible for us to do what we do, so THANK YOU.“Not bad for a wee shop from Ballybofey.MCELHINNEYS HEAD TO LONDON FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS CEREMONY was last modified: September 4th, 2014 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:Businessnews
17 March 2014Brand South Africa will be in Melbourne and Sydney this week to engage with South Africans based in Australia on the country’s progress since the advent of democracy 20 years ago.The agency said on the weekend that it would be showcasing both South Africa’s achievements over the past two decades and the work that was being done to address the country’s socio-economic challenges, with particular reference to the National Development Plan (NDP), also known as Vision 2030.“It is also important for South Africans to know that they can be part of South Africa’s growth and development despite where they may now reside,” the agency said in a statement. “They are also invited to join 20 year commemorative events organised by the South African representatives in their countries of residence.”The delegation, led by Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane and including Brand South Africa chairperson Chichi Maponya and CEO Miller Matola, will interact with South Africans based in Australia, as well as with individuals or organisations that are interested in the country’s offerings.The Global South Africans Roundtable will take place at the Intercontinental Melbourne on Monday evening and at the Intercontinental Sydney on Wednesday evening.The discussion can be followed on @Brand_SA using the hashtag #SA_Aus2014.SAinfo reporter