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first_imgRound Two Week 5 DrawDIAMOND #1   TIME                                      TEAMS                                                         DIVISION09.00am                                Wolves Vs Brown Eagles                                   B10.15am                              ‘Wolves Vs Brown Eagles                                    A11.30pm                               Defence Vs Wolves                                            B12.45pm                              Yokomo. Vs Mantarays                                       B14.00pm                            United Brothers Vs Bears                                     A15:15pm                            MP Gazelle Vs Png Power’                                   ADIAMOND#209.00am                          Png Power Vs Mantarays                                       B10.15am                           Png Power Vs Mantarays                                      A11.30pm                          United Brothers Vs Bears                                      B12.45pm                          Mp Gazelle Vs Png Power                                     B14.00pm                          Defence Vs Wolves                                               A15:15pm                         Yokomo I Vs Manta-                                               ANote; Bye Defence / MP Gazelle The Round 2 will swing off with the Wolves taking on the Eagles in the B division followed by the first game for the A division of United Brothers up against the Bears.The big games to expect from this Sunday are the main games which will be between the big swingers the PNG Power and Gazelle while Yokomo on Diamond 2 will go up against up and coming team the Manta Rays.It will be an interesting weekend for softball as they draw to a closure of round 2.last_img read more

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But he believes a bout with Joshua would resemble Muhammad Ali’s legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974.Fury posted an image of the two all-time great combatants on Instagram, along with the caption: “This is what’s to come!“The old champ coming back to fight a man who every1 thinks will ko me, same as Ali vs Forman the stylish Ali vs the mummy Forman! We all know what happens in this fight!“I know you all got me whooped, but I will not lay down or be afraid of some muscles & I have the mentality of a winner a man who has never lost a fight.”Fury, who is still waiting for a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on a suspended drugs ban after the hearing was adjourned in July, also laid down the gauntlet to Wilder. ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments “AJ & Wilder I’m coming back for you pair my mission is seek & destroy the only thing on my mind is destruction who ever gets in my way will be dealt with accordingly.“There’s only 1 winner & that’s the fans! Let’s make the heavyweights great again, fight the best in the division.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (C) signs autographs following a press conference to publicise his forthcoming world heavyweight title fight against Ukranian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on April 27, 2016.Wladimir Klitschko has insisted he was “glad” to have lost his world heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury in December 2015, ahead of a re-match with the British boxer on July 9, 2016. With Klitschko’s loss to Fury, the belts are now spread far and wide, with Fury holding the WBA and WBO titles, fellow Briton Anthony Joshua the IBF champion, and Deontay Wilder of the United States, the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight title. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFFormer world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants US President Donald Trump in his corner as he mulls “the biggest fight ever” against reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.Last weekend Joshua, 28, successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam in Cardiff and either WBO champion Joseph Parker or WBC champion Deontay Wilder appear the most likely next opponents.ADVERTISEMENT ‘K-and-K’ tandem with Ravena excites Alas But Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is also eyeing an all-British showdown with Fury next year.Fury, 29, this week contacted Trump on Twitter to ask him to join his ringwalk, asking the US president who he thinks would win a bout with Joshua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“@realDonaldTrump who do you think wins the fury vs AJ fight? You can walk me out if you want, be a part of the biggest fight ever,” he tweeted.A number of personal issues have kept Fury on the sidelines since November 2015, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, and he remains without a boxing licence. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society held their 2nd Annual 5K Retro Run at northern Lights College on Saturday, September 7.Despite the rain and the cooler temperatures, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Literacy Society, Jessica Kalman, says close to 40 runners came out to take part in this year’s event.According to Kalman, the Literacy Society was able to raise $4,380, which is up from last year’s amount of $3,300.- Advertisement -Kalman thanks the community for support as events like the Retro Run allow the Society to continue to offer much-needed programs to the community.“We are extremely thankful for the continued support of our sponsors, volunteers and the community as a whole. Events like these allow us to continue offering youth literacy programs such as the after school homework help and financial literacy workshops.”All proceeds from this event will go towards the Literacy Society’s fundraising goal of $3,000 to expand the free programs that are offered to the community.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In the past, these customers made their choices on buying a van mainly from brochures and videotapes. Now, they can go to a showroom and test-drive all the models – just as the rest of us do when looking for a car. “In Southern California, they say if you don’t have a car you don’t fit in,” said Scott Deacon. “Well, a lot more people with limited mobility are fitting in and enjoying a higher quality of life now.” Deacon has spent more than 35 years in the Valley adapting vehicles for the physically disabled through his company Advanced Mobility Inc. Recently, he joined forces as a vice president with MobilityWorks, a national company building and selling wheelchair-adaptive vehicles. Nationally, more than 1 million people use a wheelchair to live fuller lives, and 12 million more can’t walk more than a few blocks without help. Yet, only 180,000 use an adaptive vehicle to get around and enjoy the lifestyle most people take for granted. That’s all starting to change. “This van is my legs,” said Bob D’Angelo after driving down from Somis to have his van serviced. While waiting, D’Angelo and his wife, Carolyn, check out the new models. At the top end there’s the Toyota XLE Limited, going for $62,000 with all the bells and whistles. And there’s the standard model in the $40,000 range, Dallara said. If that’s too expensive, she has used vans that start at $10,000. “If somebody drove a Lexus before, they’d probably want the XLE Limited,” she said. “I just had a librarian in her 50s buy one and have ghost flames painted on. You’d be surprised how many people want their vans customized.” The dealership sells 20 to 30 vans a month that come off the assembly line elsewhere with their floors lowered 10 inches, for wheelchair access, and computerized ramp systems installed. “We personalize them here with whatever the customer wants, including ghost flames,” Dallara said. In the service bay, June and Steve Dunn from Pasadena wait for repairs on the ramp door of the van they bought last year. “She’s the driver now because I don’t drive anymore,” said Steve, 82, looking over at his wife sitting in her wheelchair. “We still get out to restaurants and shows, still lead an active life. But without this van, we wouldn’t be able to. It’s been a godsend.” MobilityWorks is located at 7720 Sepulveda Blvd., in Van Nuys. Its phone number is (818) 780-1788, and its web address is Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Julienne Dallara takes a quick look around the lot on Monday as she waits for customers to arrive at the San Fernando Valley’s newest vehicle dealership. She won’t have any problem recognizing them. They’ll be in wheelchairs, just as she is. Dallara, a paraplegic, sells wheelchair-adaptive vans at MobilityWorks on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys. There’s a lot filled with new and used vans, an indoor showroom, a full-service bay, a lounge and even a service counter where a wheelchair-accessible van can be rented while the customer’s van is in the shop. In other words, it’s a typical dealership – but for people with disabilities. last_img read more

first_imgA Carndonagh man who was ‘out of his mind with drink’ and grabbed a statute of Buddha before dropping his trousers at a Chinese takeaway has received a suspended jail sentence.Dermot McGuinness leaving court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Dermot McGuinness, 28, terrified staff at the Ocean Court restaurant at the Diamond in Carndonagh, Co Donegal on May 26th last. He appeared before Carndonagh District Court yesterday after undergoing a probation report for his behaviour.Inspector David Murphy told a previous court that gardai had found McGuinness “out of his mind with drink” inside the takeaway.The owner complained that McGuinness, from Churchtown in Carndonagh, had grabbed a statute of Buddha, was roaring and shouting and had just thrown a table over the counter.The Inspector said McGuinness had also taken his trousers down. He handed in still images taken from the takeaway’s CCTV cameras showing this and the other offences.McGuinness admitted being intoxicated in a public place, using threatening and abusive language and criminal damage.It took the inspector some time to go over McGuinness’s previous criminal record which included several convictions for assault.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Judge Paul Kelly: “The recurring pattern with this man is one of alcohol abuse; he has little or no recollection of what went on during this incident. It is inexplicable as to what he was doing.“He had been drinking vodka around the clock at that time.”Mr Dorrian said however that McGuinness’s life had now changed. He was no longer drinking and was getting support at AA meetings.He was determined to continue with this new life and had brought €186 to court to pay for the damage done to the restaurant.Judge Kelly ordered a probation and community service report to monitor McGuinness’s progress and adjourned sentence until yesterday (TUES).Judge Kelly told McGuinness he had an atrocious record and asked him if he had viewed the pictures of himself dropping his trousers and jumping overt the counter of the restaurant.He sentenced McGuinness to 120 hours community service in lieu of six months in jail for threatening and abusive behaviour, was jailed for three months but had that suspended for a year for criminal damage and also fined his €100 for intoxication.EndsMAN WHO DROPPED TROUSERS BEFORE GRABBING HOLY STATUE GETS SUSPENDED JAIL TERM was last modified: January 20th, 2015 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:CarndonaghcourtDermot McGuinnessdonegaldropped trouserstakeawaylast_img read more

first_imgJacob Zuma was inaugurated as South Africa’s fourth president of the democratic era on Saturday 9 May 2009 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.High-resolution images may be republished free of charge, on condition that both the photographer and are credited. For more information, see the terms and conditions of use. Note that some of the images below are cropped.To access images in the image library, all you need to do is register with the site. Registration is quick and easy, and gives you immediate access to the images.An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image   An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image  An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image  An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.(Image: The Presidency)Download high-resolution image  Crowds of people gathered on the Union Buildings lawns to watch the inauguration on giants screens.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  Crowds of people gathered on the Union Buildings lawns to watch the inauguration on giants screens.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  The podium awaits the arrival of the dignitaries.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution image  On a rainy day, the dignitaries arrive.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  Designed by architect Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913 – three years after the formation of the Union of South Africa – the Union Buildings are the official seat of government of the Republic of South Africa and house the offices of the country’s president. (Image: Khanyi Magubane)Download high-resolution image  The rain comes down on the dignitaries.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution image  Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  Outgoing President Kgalema Motlanthe (left) and incoming President Jacob Zuma as seen on the giant screen on the Union Building lawns.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image  President Jacob Zuma on the giant screen on the Union Building lawns.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imagePresident Zuma addresses the crowd.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini)Download high-resolution image President Zuma addresses the crowd.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imagePresident Zuma addresses the crowd.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imageDancing and singing in celebration of a new president.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imageThe aerial display to celebrate the inauguration begins.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imageThe aerial display over the city of Pretoria.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Khanyi Magubane)Download high-resolution image The aerial display.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini)Download high-resolution image The aerial display.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution image The aerial display.(Image: Khanyi Magubane, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imageThe aerial display.(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, high-resolution imageMORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

first_imgLow-cost long-haul carrier, AirAsia X, has vowed to continue its expansion into Indonesia, despite botching the launch of its first service from Australia to Bali at the end of last year.The airline began notifying passengers of the service’s cancellation on Christmas Day – the day before the four-times-weekly A330 Melbourne-Denpasar service was to begin.A new division of AirAsia X, AirAsia Extra, has been formed to launch services from Indonesia to Asia-Pacific destinations – first from Bali and then from Jakarta. The venture had Indonesian government permission to operate the new Melbourne-Bali services, but it simply hoped that Australia would also rubber-stamp them in time for its proposed launch date.However, Air Asia Extra is using a completely new airline licence, its so-called air operator’s certificate, and Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has previously warned new airlines that their approvals can take six months or more.There are also unofficial reports that the crash of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 on December 28 – two days after the notional launch of AirAsia X flights from Melbourne to Bali – with the loss of 162 lives is weighing on the minds of Australian air safety inspectors.Internally, AirAsia X is in turmoil after losing more than $A100 million last year – nearly half of it on routes between the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and Australian destinations.As AirAsia X began cutting back Australian services to stem losses, the seven-year-old airline’s founding chief executive Azran Osman Rani was sacked at the weekend.But new chief executive, Dendy Kurniawan, has reaffirmed the carrier’s strategy of building long-haul hubs in markets where its affiliate AirAsia’s subsidiaries have a domestic presence such as Indonesia (AirAsia Indonesia) and Thailand (Thai AirAsia).Even though the airline has had to indefinitely suspend the launch of Melbourne-Denpasar while CASA conducts its evaluation, Kurniawan, in answer to questions submitted by, says the service will proceed.“Indonesia AirAsia X is still working closely with relevant authorities to get the required approvals in place,” he says. “The delay in receiving approval was unexpected. AirAsia has a good relationship with the relevant authorities and will continue to lodge applications as the group has done in the past.” Kurniawan says the airline is “very aware of and apologetic for the inconvenience this has caused guests”. “AirAsia has successfully been flying between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur since late 2008,” he says. “Melbourne has been one of AirAsia X’s strongest performing routes in Australia and we’ve worked hard to build a good following. “We certainly aim to continue to provide a great affordable option between Australia and Asia and hope to resolve the Denpasar-Melbourne route as soon as possible.”CASA declines to provide details about AirAsia Extra’s case and won’t comment on reports that the crash of QZ8501 is material to its investigation.“CASA still needs to complete its assessment of safety and regulatory information relevant to that application and cannot make a decision about the matter until we have done so,” a spokesman says. “Indonesia AirAsia Extra (IAAX) is part of the AirAsia group, but it is not the same airline that operated the aircraft that crashed, QZ8501.”While it waits for its CASA permission, IAAX has begun a single weekly A330 service between Denpasar and Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, in preparation for the launch of four weekly flights from March 29 and says it will soon launch services from Jakarta.“Indonesia AirAsia X is currently in the final stages of preparing for a new route out of Jakarta and we expect to proceed shortly and will continue to look for other opportunities,” Kurniawan says.Meanwhile, the airline continues to develop its hub at Bangkok’s Don Muang airport. “Thai AirAsia X has been considering Australia closely whilst its initial focus has been on North Asia and existing AirAsia ports there,” Kurniawan says.last_img read more

first_img23 February 2012 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has allocated an additional R10.2-billion to the state’s various job creation programmes, bringing their total allocation to R94-billion over the next three years. Delivering his National Budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Gordhan said job creation was central to government policy. The minister allocating an additional R4.8-billion to the state’s Expanded Public Works Programme, bringing its total allocation to R77.8-billion over the next three years. The community work programme received an additional R3.5-billion, giving it a total of R6.2-billion over the next three years, which will increase the number of people it employs to 332 000 in 2014/15, up from 90 000 in March 2011. “We will continue to increase allocations to this programme over time,” Gordhan said.Working for Water, Working on Fire The government’s Working for Water and Working on Fire programmes received an additional R1.1-billion, bringing their total three-year allocation to R7.7-billion, providing for a total of 135 000 jobs by 2014/15. The non-state sector job creation programme received an additional R345-million, bringing its three-year total to R1.1-billion, while the National Rural Youth Service Corps received an additional R200-million, bringing its total to R900-million over the next three years. An additional R300-million was added to the arts and culture budget for job creation. Jobs Fund: R1-billion committed so far Gordhan said the second application round for funding under the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund would be announced shortly. The fund, which is administered by the Development Bank of South Africa, attracted 2 500 applications in its first call for proposals, and project allocations of R1-billion have so far been committed, he said. Gordhan said the government’s proposed youth wage subsidy was under discussion at Nedlac, where labour had expressed some reservations. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more