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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ His family migrated to Maryland but transferred to the Philippines for good when he was seven.The 2015 SEA Games gold medalist in featherweight graduated from the University of Santo Tomas.He was also a bronze medalist in the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.“I’m already 27 now, so if I can still can I will still fight in the 2019 SEA Games in Manila,” said the 6-foot-1 Morrison.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies READ: Emotional Morrison wins gold in taekwondo, avenges teammate’s loss“I made a promise to my grandmother to win,” said Morrison, 27.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’His maternal grandmother died during the time he was trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics last year. He didn’t make it to the Games.“That’s why I went to her grave before I flew here,” said Morrison, who was born in Olongapo to an American serviceman and Filipino mother. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ravena wants more after winning record fourth gold medal LATEST STORIES Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men’s -74kg of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Samuel Morrison knew that he could be fighting in his last Southeast Asian Games of his career.That’s why he was overcome with emotions after capturing the gold medal in the -74-kilogram division.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgBy Claudia ‘Emotionz’ SmithNya and her twin sister Kinara Tubman have done almost everything in common since they were born on October 11, 2009.Since then they have also shared the joy of seeing one another every day. Now things have changed for the worse. Weeks have gone by since Nya lost her sight and she constantly asks her grandmother, “Why can’t I see Kinara anymore?”On April 20, 2017, Nya woke up unable to see. Two days before the incident, she complained of a headache, and was given medication and told to rest. On day three, she woke up to pitch black darkness, and has been unable to see anything since then. Nya is now clinically considered visually impaired.Her father Jenkins Tubman has not been able to understand why.According to Jenkins, the Director of an organization that seeks relief and help for deportees and citizens who are in need, he is unable to digest what has happened to his daughter and the fact that she now needs help, too.“This is a very tough situation for us. She is only a child and I can’t imagine her losing her sight at such a young age. It’s so painful, almost like death or losing her,” he added.Jenkins said he received a call from the child’s grandmother on April 20 informing him that she had lost her sight. Nya was taken to JFK and an eye clinic where the eye doctor asked that she return in 10 days. Nya was tested and found to have 2 plus malaria. There have been cases where children have lost their sight to malaria, but none has been proven in Liberia.In Nya’s case, there has been no improvement in her sight and though she can still recall certain areas where things like the fan, chair and her bed are, she is sadly no longer able to see what they look like.“Presently I don’t have any resources to seek good medical attention for my daughter. I am financially depleted,” Nya’s father stated.Meanwhile, Nya’s situation is still relatively new and quick medical attention, according to her father, could possibly save his daughter’s eyesight.“I am appealing that my daughter be taken to the United States of America for further treatment and funds to help us do so. We have relatives in the States who are willing and more than ready to receive the child. We don’t know what’s hampering her health – if it is a tumor, but we need to be fast in finding out,” he said.Jenkins and his daughters are appealing for help from anyone with a caring heart to aid the family in getting Nya the treatment she needs to restore her sight. Jenkins can be reached at and 0777 791 004.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – (Left) Nya and Kinaralast_img read more

first_imgKissoon’s Furniture Store, as part of its support to the Guyana Society for the Blind (GSB), on Wednesday made a contribution towards the development of the institution by equipping them with a new sofa suite and toiletry hampers.Christina Dhaneshar making the donation to GSB President Cecil MorrisThe presentation was made by Christina Dhaneshar of the furniture store to some of the members of the organisation.“We’re very happy to be able to make this donation to the blind institute. We did it because it’s something that we do every year. As I look around, I definitely see that they’re in need of some more furniture and we will try to assist in whatever way we can.”Meanwhile, members of the institute explained that this gesture would provide some form of support to them.“When they called to say that they were donating, we were very happy, and we very much appreciate it. Kissoon’s has been one of the longest outstanding Private Sector companies that have been supporting us for decades,” GSB President Cecil Morris said.last_img read more

first_imgIt was a game that could have gone either way as the Fort St. John Flyers and the Terrace River Kings took part in the opening game of the Coy Cup. The game was close throughout it’s duration as evidenced by the fact it went into overtime but in the end it was a Flyers turnover in their own zone that resulted in the River Kings taking the contest by a score of 4-3.Head coach Gerard Dicaire said the turnover and a lack of situational awareness contributed to the goal that sank the Flyers in the game.“It was a scrambly play,” I know there was a breakdown behind the net and we had a guy just watching, not looking behind him in front and the puck snuck through his legs and he [Chapin Leblond] had a one timer from the hashmarks and it just squeaked through Andy [Jared Andersen].”- Advertisement -Despite the loss there was a lot to like from the Flyers on Tuesday night. They played solid in the first and throughout most of the third. Special teams were also key as they were 2/3 with the man advantage, and killed off all of their penalties including a five on three situation for 1:50.“Having Brad [Fast] come in, he’s quarterbacked power plays at all levels of the game. He definitely gives the guys confidence and he’s good at getting the puck through. It’s good to see because I think at the end of this tournament you’ll see that power plays and penalty kills will win and lose you games and it will be the deciding factor.”The Flyers played as strong of a first period as one could ask for as they dominated the opening 20 minutes but only had a one goal lead to show for their efforts off of the stick of Adam Horst.Advertisement The River Kings responded with a solid second of their own and took a 2-1 lead before Tyler Loney scored a late marker to tie the game at two.Terrace took the lead again in the third but a late power play goal by Rick Cleaver tied the game to ensure overtime.The Flyers next opponent, and time of the next Moose FM broadcast tomorrow will be finalized after the completion of the game tonight between the Powell River Regals, and the Fort Nelson Yeti.last_img read more

first_imgPhysicians will be working with the regional health authority in order to develop a community-specific plan for how funding might best be applied.Some examples of how the funding could be put to use include hiring additional physicians, providing incentives to work during holiday, evenings and weekends or purchasing additional equipment.This new program was established by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural issues (JSC), a joint committee of the province and the B.C. Medical Association and was established to enhance the delivery of rural health care across the province.Advertisement Health Minister Michael De Jong says “this new program supports physicians and health authorities to work together to devise comprehensive, community-specific solutions and reflects our commitment to ensure the provision of health services.”Applications for funding will be accepted by the JSC with money distributed to successful applicants through the regional health authority. Applications will immediately begin to be accepted and the success of the program will be evaluated annually at both the community and provincial levels.This new funding is part of a series of targeted investments totalling $180 million, created to enhance medical patient care. Approximately half of the funding is directed to improving access to services for patients, while the remainder focuses on targeted labour adjustments to improve recruitment and retention. Rural communities are expected to benefit as a result of a new provincial wide care plan.A new $10 million province wide program has been implemented to benefit rural communities as well as support physicians by improving patient access to rural emergency services.- Advertisement -An annual amount of up to $200,000 will be provided to rural physicians, who commit to working as a team to ensure reliable public access to emergency services at their rural community hospital.last_img read more

first_imgThe case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese superstar, arguably the world’s best footballer, with Las Vegas police this week saying they would reopen their file on the matter.“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,” he tweeted in Portuguese and English.“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” said the 33-year-old Juventus forward.“My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations,” he added on his Twitter feed @Cristiano, which has nearly 75 million followers.Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo, in a 32-page lawsuit filed last month with a district court in Nevada, of raping her on June 13, 2009.Las Vegas police this week said they were reopening a case filed on that date but did not identify the victim or the alleged perpetrator by name.Complicating matters, Jacinto Rivera, a spokesman for the department, told AFP Mayorga did not identify Ronaldo by name at the time of her complaint and was “uncooperative.”Mayorga’s lawsuit, however, said she had named the footballer to police “within weeks of the initial report.”– ‘She said no’ –Kathryn Mayorga alleges she met Cristiano Ronaldo in June 2009 at the now-closed Rain Nightclub, located in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas © AFP / Mark RALSTONLarissa Drohobyczer, one of Mayorga’s lawyers, told reporters that whistle-blowing website Football Leaks had provided documents that showed correspondence between Ronaldo and his team of fixers around the time of the incident, which they are considering making public.According to the alleged leak, Ronaldo told his fixers: “She said ‘no’ and ‘stop’ several times,” in his written correspondence to them.Mayorga alleges she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.The complaint was first reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Lawyers for Ronaldo have reportedly threatened to sue the magazine over the story.In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo, who was then 24 years old, on the evening of June 12, 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to “enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip.”– #MeToo movement –Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Stovall, addressed reporters in Las Vegas about his client’s rape accusation against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP / Mark RALSTONShe was invited to join guests in a hot tub but declined because she did not have a bathing suit, the complaint said.The woman who accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her is seeking the voiding of a nondisclosure agreement she signed with the Portuguese superstar © AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTORonaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes, it said.After she refused his demand to perform oral sex and said she wanted to leave, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,” according to the suit.“When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,” it said.The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to police the same day and was examined at a local hospital.It said the assault left her with “severe emotional and bodily injuries including but not limited to anal contusions, post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.”Under pressure from Ronaldo’s “fixers,” Mayorga settled the case “in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault,” the lawsuit said.It claimed the agreement should be voided because she was “incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault.”Leslie Stovall, another lawyer for Mayorga, told reporters his client had suffered years of trauma as a result of the alleged attack, but had found the strength to speak out thanks to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault at the hands of powerful men.“The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage, and has enabled her to come forward,” he said.Ronaldo is a five-time winner of FIFA’s men’s player of the year award.The Portuguese striker, a married father of four, left Real Madrid this year to join Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a new denial of accusations by a former model that he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOLAS VEGAS, United States, Oct 3 – Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday denied accusations by a former American model that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and said his conscience is clear.Ronaldo’s denial came as lawyers for his accuser said they had obtained damning correspondence between the footballer and his legal team.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players Karim Nizigiyimana and Francis Kahata at the Goodison Park Stadium on November 3, 2018 as Gor Mahia watched Everton play against Brighton in an EPL game. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Gor Mahia’s second day in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Saturday started off at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground, but definitely, the biggest agenda on the day was getting the match-day experience when the hosts took on Brighton Hove & Albion at their Goodison Park home-ground in an English Premier League match.Everton won 3-1 with Brazilian wonder-kid hitting a goal in either half and captain of the day Shemus Coleman adding on a third with a sublime low drive as the Toffees continued with their good run going to ninth in the league standings. Richarlisoooooon!!! I was here to witness him add points to my FPL— Lemaiyan (@kakatimm) November 3, 2018It was a match that Everton fans described as the best season, with one of the journalists attached to Everton and working for the Liverpool Echo describing the second half as the best he has seen the Blues play in a long while.Gor Mahia players at the Goodison Park Stadium on November 3, 2018 as Gor Mahia watched Everton play against Brighton in an EPL game. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAll this action, Gor and the accompanying group of journalists and SportPesa officials watched from the Bullens Road Stand, mixing in with the fans and soaking in the atmosphere at the iconic grounds.Players watched keenly, analyzing every move and thinking of what to do on Tuesday night to counter the crisp-passing and swift Evertonians.Gor Mahia players Cersidy Okeyo and Humphrey Mieno at the Goodison Park Stadium on November 3, 2018 as Gor Mahia watched Everton play against Brighton in an EPL game. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is great watching them play live. It is our first time watching an English Premier League game and it is truly a great feeling,” goalkeeper Shabaan Odhoji said.Prior to the match, the entire visiting Kenyan contingent went into the fanzone, mixing up with the fans for pre-match fun and activities.After that, they all headed pitch-side for a great experience, standing beside the immaculate Goodison Park Turf as the players warmed up, soaking in the match-day experience.Fans stream in to the Goodison Park Stadium on November 3, 2018 to watch Everton play against Brighton in an EPL game. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFrom there, the team headed to the Bullens Road Stand to catch the game.On this day, it wasn’t such a noisy day for the Everton fans who watched the game chilled out and only erupted when Richarlison broke the deadlock. When Brighton equalized, the away team stand erupted while the rest of the stadium sunk into silence.Gor Mahia skipper Harun Shakava at the Goodison Park Stadium on November 3, 2018 as Gor Mahia watched Everton play against Brighton in an EPL game. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut the noise lit up in the second half, the fans chanting up the players in a bid to push them and get a win. It worked with Coleman scoring his first goal in over a year and Richarlison adding up for his brace.Almost 38,000 fans attended the game.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from United Kingdom- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Roman Abramovich left scratching his head 1 Chelsea stormed into a 2-0 lead after just 13 minutes of their first match since Jose Mourinho was sacked. Coincidence?Not many people think so, judging by the reaction on social media.If it left Roman Abramovich scratching his head, plenty of observers seemed to think the reason behind Chelsea’s sudden return to form was obvious.Check out a selection of the response to Chelsea scoring twice against Sunderland early on at Stamford Bridge…last_img

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A case taken by former Finn Harps manager Patsy McGowan against the Football Association of Ireland has been dismissed by the High Court today.The well-known Ballybofey man claimed he had been prevented from making a living after the FAI took two separate defamation cases against two newspapers – the Sunday People and the Donegal Democrat.The case was heard this morning by President of the High Court, Justice Nicholas Kearns. Both Mr McGowan and the CEO of the FAI, John Delaney were in court for the case.Barrister for Mr McGowan, Desmond Murphy SC, said his client was an old age pensioner who had founded Finn Harps in 1969 and had given his life to football in Ireland.He said the actions of the FAI had brought huge emotional damage and distress to him as well as financial loss of earnings.Various submissions were made before the case even opened and before witnesses were heard.Having listened to the opening remarks, Judge Kearns considered the matter.He then ruled that he did not consider there was a case to proceed.He ruled that a threat to initiate defamation proceedings on the face of it did not constitute and unlawful interference.He also ordered costs to be awarded to the FAI in the case.Mr McGowan was arguing that the FAI was to blame for his loss of newspaper columns, which came about after he allegedly defamed members of the FAI.Speaking afterwards Mr McGowan said he was bitterly disappointed by the ruling.“All I wanted to do was to have my say but I was not even given my chance to do that today,” he said.Barrister Murphy, instructed by Letterkeny solicitor Patsy Gallagher, said he will appeal the case to the Supreme Court.AT HEARING.FORMER FINN HARPS MANAGER HAS CASE AGAINST FAI DISMISSED was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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:FAIfinn harpsJohn DelaneyPatsy McGowanlast_img read more

first_imgBAGHDAD, Iraq – Under U.S. and U.N. pressure, Iraq’s Shiite-led parliament Wednesday reversed its last-minute electoral law changes, which would have ensured passage of a new constitution but which the United Nations called unfair. Sunni Arab leaders who had threatened a boycott because of the changes said they were satisfied with the reversal and were now mobilizing to defeat the charter at the polls. But some warned they could still call a boycott to protest major U.S. offensives launched over the past week in western Iraq, the Sunni heartland. Also, a bomb exploded at the entrance of a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, killing at least 25 and wounding 87, as hundreds of worshippers gathered there for prayers at the start of the Islamic month of Ramadan and for the funeral of a man killed two days ago in a bomb blast at his restaurant. It was the latest in a string of insurgent attacks – targeting Shiite Muslims in particular – aimed at wrecking the Oct. 15 referendum. Al-Qaida in Iraq, which has declared “all-out war” on Shiites, has called for stepped up violence during Ramadan. More than 270 people have been killed in the past 10 days. “If the ongoing military operations continue, we will have no other choice but to call for a boycott simply because we will be having no role to play in the political process to tell our opinion about the constitution,” he said. U.S. commanders have said operations Iron Fist and River Gate, in towns along the Euphrates River, will be finished ahead of the referendum. The twin offensives aim to break insurgents’ hold their so residents feel safe going to the polls. Meanwhile, members of the ruling Shiite-led coalition lay the groundwork to challenge the results if Sunnis succeed, expressing fears insurgent violence could prevent pro-constitution voters from going to the polls, swinging key Sunni provinces toward rejection. While parliament reversed voting rule changes that would have made it nearly impossible for Sunnis to defeat the constitution, it also underlined that it would appeal voting results if it believed insurgent attacks or threats had affected the balloting. “The National Assembly and the judicial system should take people’s complaints seriously if they say they cannot vote freely because of terrorism,” said deputy speaker Hussain al-Shahristani. In its decision Wednesday, parliament underlined that security forces must remain in place even after Oct. 15 to deter or prevent reprisal attacks against voters. It also said poll employees must be vetted to ensure they don’t spy for the insurgents by handing over the names of voters. The United States said it was better to have fair rules to ensure strong Sunni turnout. “The constitution has been written. Folks will have a chance to vote it up or down,” President George W. Bush said. The bomb blasted the entrance of the Husseiniyat Ibn al-Nama mosque in the southern town of Hillah at 6 p.m., ripping through strings of lightbulbs and green and red flags hung to celebrate the Muslim holy month of fasting, which began Wednesday for Shiites and Tuesday for Sunnis. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Thousands of U.S. troops were waging two major offensives in western Iraq, the Sunni heartland, in an attempt to put down insurgents ahead of the vote. The reversal of the election changes passed by parliament over the weekend was a political victory for U.N. and U.S. officials, boosting chances that Sunnis will see the referendum as fair and participate, thus giving the outcome credibility. Yet that success restored the possibility that Sunnis will manage to veto the constitution, which would prolong Iraq’s political instability. The United States in particular is eager to see the passage of the charter, seen as key to beginning the withdrawal of some U.S. forces. Saleh al-Mutlaq, a top Sunni politician, said the boycott threat over the election law was lifted. “With this result, the Sunni Arabs will be able to defeat the constitution,” he told The Associated Press. “I am sure if there is honesty (in the election process) 95 percent of the Sunni Arabs will vote ‘no.”‘ But he warned that Sunnis might still call a boycott if the U.S. offensives do not end soon, saying the turmoil will suppress Sunni voting. last_img read more