Defending series’ champions South Africa won the tournament beat the All Blacks Sevens 24-12 in the decider.The South Africans led 19-0 at half time, but the New Zealanders closed with two tries to Andrew Knewstubb and Scott Curry, before the Boks sealed the game with a late try.New Zealand had a player sin-binned in the first half and South Africa in the second half.New Zealand had beaten Kenya 14-12 and England 14-5 on the way to the final.The New Zealand women finished fifth in their tournament yesterday.The next round is in South Africa next weekend.
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The WBO said in a statement then that three of the five independent judges who scrutinized the bout awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pacquiao and one scored it a draw.The review concluded that Horn won seven rounds to Pacquiao’s five. The fight took place before 51,000 fans at an outdoor stadium in Brisbane.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual takes NCAA Shooting Stars crown Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao won’t box Jeff Horn in a rematch of their WBO world welterweight title fight this year because the Filipino senator will be busy with government duties.Pacquiao’s unavailability for a proposed Nov. 12 bout was announced Friday by Australian promoters of the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Horn beat Pacquiao in a contentious unanimous decision in Brisbane on July 2. Pacquiao at the time said he wanted a rematch.“On behalf of the Philippines government, he (Pacquiao) will be part of a delegation that will visit China in the middle of his proposed preparation period for the fight,” local promoter Dean Lonergan said. “Pacquiao is committed to fighting again in 2018 and a rematch with Jeff Horn for the WBO world welterweight title.”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’American contender Jesse Vargas, a former world title holder, could possibly take Pacquiao’s place for a fight later this year against Horn, the promoters said. Pacquiao beat Vargas in a unanimous decision last November in Las Vegas.A week after his loss to former schoolteacher Horn, Pacquiao said he still disagreed with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the welterweight title, despite an independent re-scoring of the fight confirming the unheralded Australian’s win. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 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 View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay
View comments Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic, left, celebrates with teammates Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo was hired by Juventus for his scoring fame. In the absence of goals, though, his influence knows no bounds.On Saturday, Ronaldo set up all three of his side’s goals — two for Mario Mandzukic and one for Leonardo Bonucci — as Juventus beat 10-man Napoli 3-1 in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title In seven league matches so far, he has five assists, compared to three goals.It’s not quite what Juventus or Ronaldo ordered, but he and the team remain perfect on the domestic front going into his enforced rest in Tuesday’s Champions League match against Young Boys following his red card at Valencia.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 Chriss“Ronaldo is having fun and doing well,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Tonight, he played his best match with us … we have to be better in picking him out.”Juventus’ bid for an eighth successive Serie A title looks even more unstoppable. TURNAROUNDAfter a stuttering start to the season, things seem to be clicking for Inter Milan, which has four successive wins in all competition.Inter moved into fourth spot after beating Cagliari 2-0. Lautaro Martinez and Matteo Politano scored their first goals for the club.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Former world champ Tapales makes triumphant ring return with early KO win Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Napoli’s night went from bad to worse in the 58th when defender Mario Rui was sent off for a second yellow card.Juventus capped the match 14 minutes from time. Ronaldo’s glancing header from a corner came to the far post where Bonucci was sliding in to score his first goal since his return from AC Milan in the offseason.Napoli hosts Liverpool on Wednesday in the Champions League.ROMA STOP THE ROTRoma turned in its most convincing performance yet to beat rival Lazio 3-1 in the Rome derby.Roma’s second victory in four days — after a 4-0 win over promoted Frosinone on Wednesday — gave the team some much-needed confidence ahead of a Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.A surprise Champions League semifinalist last season, Roma was thoroughly outclassed by Real Madrid 3-0 in its group opener.“This performance means the team hasn’t lost its identity or idea of football,” Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said. “I saw the difference in their faces and their eyes today, and it showed on the pitch.”Roma is back in the Serie A fight for the Champions League places, sitting sixth, one point behind Lazio, which had won four straight.Aleksandar Kolarov scored the winner from a free kick midway through the second half. Kolarov played for Lazio from 2007-10 and scored the side’s fourth goal in a 4-2 derby win in 2009. Arne Selmonson, who played for Lazio and then Roma in the 1950s, is the only other player to score for both sides in the “Derby della Capitale.” MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Napoli pushed Juventus all the way last season in the most exciting title race in recent history but the Bianconeri clinched the title despite being beaten at home by Napoli late in the campaign.It already has a six-point lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s team, which again looks set to be its closest challenger.Napoli took only 10 minutes to take a deserved lead. Allan picked out Jose Callejon, who found Dries Mertens with a delightful volleyed pass and the Belgium international slotted home.Juventus leveled after a great bit of skill from Ronaldo on the left saw him befuddle Elseid Hysaj and put in a cross for a Mandzukic header.Juventus completed the turnaround four minutes after the break. Ronaldo’s effort came off the left post and Mandzukic turned in the rebound.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
A Berbice man accused of stealing a Police Officer’s car was granted ,000 bail by city Magistrate Dylan Bess.Kamesh Bowen, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 25, 2016, at Georgetown, he stole one motor car valued $1,100,000, property of Andy Beckam.Bowen told the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts he found the car with the key in the ignition and decided to enter it. He also said he thought the vehicle was ‘old’ and unused, since it was rare for people in Guyana to leave their car in such a manner.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the man had no fixed place of abode and, as such, he may pose a flight risk.Magistrate Bess, however, took into consideration Bowen’s not guilty plea and granted him bail after he told the Court he originally came from Berbice and provided the Court with his home address.The matter will continue on June 15.
The ruling Unity Party (UP) has termed the Supreme Court’s action in recent electoral disputes involving two of its senators- elect as a “dangerous precedent.”Cllr. Varney Sherman and Morris Saytumah won their respective senatorial seats in the special elections with 13,651 and 8,857 votes in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties, respectively, but the results were subsequently challenged before the high court, ignoring the required channels provided by the electoral laws of Liberia.The High Court has since ruled in both cases and instructed the National Elections Commission (NEC) to proceed with the certification of the UP senators- elect.At the ceremony yesterday, UP Secretary General Wilmot Paye noted that the trend of the Supreme Court signals a very “dangerous precedent” for Liberia’s fragile democracy.Paye told newsmen that his party is worried about the future of the country in the wake of “the interference from the High Court.”He equated the latest action by the Supreme Court to the “misuse of judiciary power,” and wondered what will be the role of the Supreme Court in 2017 when elections will be conducted for 73 electoral districts and for the presidency.“There are laws that govern electoral processes. The new Election Law states how complaints emanating from election competitions are addressed in Liberia and we expect the court to know these things. The law called for electoral disputes to start with the counties then to the Commission before finally reaching the Supreme Court. From all indications, these two cases began at the Supreme Court,” he said.“Imagine in 2017 how the Supreme Court will be overwhelmed with unnecessary complaints because they have set a very wrong precedent,” the UP stalwart stressed.Meanwhile, presenting certificates to the two winners in Monrovia, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Cllr. Sarah M. Toe said after conducting hearings into complaints filed against the elected senators, the Board of Commissioners of NEC reaffirmed their election because the complainants could not prove “allegations of electoral fraud filed against the candidates.”“Consequently, the Supreme Court of Liberia last week rescinded its decision to prohibit the certification of Cllrs. Sherman and Saytumah.“Accordingly, and in keeping with Section 2.9 (q) of the New Elections Law of Liberia, we are gathered here today to certificate Cllr. Sherman and Cllr. Saytumah. The certification of Mr. Tornolah is still pending,” the acting NEC Boss noted. She said as much as these individuals felt discouraged because they could not be certificated with their colleagues during the certification ceremony on January 3, the NEC welcomes the decision of those who felt aggrieved by the outcome of the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election in their recourse to the law. “This is a clear indication that our democracy is maturing. It is therefore the wish of the Commission that this practice of reverting to the law whenever a citizen feels aggrieved in a process will resonate in all areas of our lives as citizens of Liberia.” Cllr. Toe concluded. Speaking on behalf of the newly certificated senators, Bomi County Senator-elect, Morris Saytumah lauded the NEC, the Supreme Court and the electorate for the process that legitimized their election as senators of Bomi and Cape Mount Counties, respectively. He said that they are going to the Senate to make significant changes in the body politics of Liberia, noting that the current senate will work very diligently to ensure a smooth transition in 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Amb. Endee, led her group to tour several communities in Montserrado and Margibi counties over the weekendCultural Ambassador Juli Endee, who is also the executive director of Liberia Culture for Peace (LCP), has commended Liberians for remaining peaceful during the just ended voter registration (VR) exercise, which ran from February 1 to March 14.Amb. Endee has toured various communities in Montserrado and Margibi counties thanking those who registered.“We have enjoyed peace for over ten years,” she said to residents of West Point and New Kru Town, “and are now going into elections in October. We went through a peaceful voter registration. We worked in the 15 counties, promoting a non-violent VR. We’ve been very successful; we have completed our task, and we are looking at our children’s future,” Amb. Endee told reporters.In the township of West Point and the borough of New Kru Town, she donated assorted materials including rice, oil, stationeries and cash to parents and children.For the gesture, New Kru Town Governor Alice Weah described Madam Endee as the traditional queen of Liberia.The chairman of the council of elders of West Point, Willie Toe, thanked the LCP for their active role in restoring and maintaining the peace in the country.The Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) National Resource Center and the Christ Victory International Orphanage Home (CVIM) in Duazon, Margibi County were places that Amb. Endee also donated assorted items of food and non-food items. She used the occasion to thank CAB national chairman Beyan Kota and CVIM Director Hannah Gborie for their sacrifices to the country.“You are playing a significant role in our society. You are helping children that you don’t know. So I have come to say thank you for all of the support; for even going to the VR center to register. You have made a significant impact in the lives of ordinary Liberians,” Amb. Endee told the leadership of the two organizations.In response, Mr. Kota thanked Amb. Endee for the gesture and praised her for her numerous contributions toward the promotion of peace not only in the country, but in the sub region as well.He said her visit is a concretization of their friendship and called on her to include some of the talented visually impaired children in her cultural program.“As a culture ambassador, to come here for us is an honor. You can take time to see the talents we found in these children as well. They can be included into your cultural program. You can build their talents to be cultural ambassadors, especially Semah (a talented nine year old boy), while at the same time he’s learning to read and write and building his intellect.“Your role as a culture ambassador is also envisioned in your call to ensure inclusion for every sector of Liberia, the blind and those with other disabilities, going to the ghettos and the slums to preach peace,” Kota said.He made a passionate appeal to Amb. Endee to help complete a septic tank for the girl’s dormitory, which costs US$1,000.Amb. Endee and her group also visited the Association of Blind Couples in the Bernard Farm Community and the Doe Community Islamic School on Bushrod Island.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku struck twice in Belgium’s comfortable winMOSCOW, Russia, June 22 – Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk. The football talent he is showcasing at the World Cup was their passport out of poverty.The Manchester United man has opened up about growing up in Antwerp and his resolution to ignore critics and have fun in Russia. Lukaku started the tournament in spectacular style, scoring two goals against Panama for the Red Devils.But he told sports website www.theplayerstribune.com that his determination to succeed was forged far from the glamour of football’s biggest showpiece, in the gritty suburbs of Belgium’s second largest city.The child of Congolese immigrants, he recalled that his family were often short of food when he was a child and sometimes prayed in the dark because there was no money to pay for power in their apartment.“We didn’t have enough money to make it last the whole week. We were broke. Not just poor, but broke,” he wrote.“My father had been a pro footballer, but he was at the end of his career and the money was all gone.”Lukaku, now 25, said he was just six when he realised how dire his family’s situation was after seeing his mother adding water to milk to make it go further.It was then he decided his own professional football career was the way to lift them out of poverty.– ‘Angry… on a mission’ –Lukaku’s drive only grew stronger at 12, when his dying grandfather made the boy promise to look after his mother.The player revealed he also experienced prejudice, with parents of children on opposition teams asking where he was from and questioning his eligibility to play.“I thought ‘What? I was born in Antwerp. I’m from Belgium’,” he said.Lukaku added: “I played with so much anger because of a lot of things, because of the rats running around in our apartment, because I couldn’t watch the Champions League, because of how the other parents used to look at me.“I was on a mission. When I was 12, I scored 76 goals in 34 games.”He signed a professional contract with Anderlecht on his 16th birthday and made his first-team debut with the club 11 days later.After spells with Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and Everton, Lukaku moved to Manchester United last year for 75 million pounds ($100 million).He is Belgium’s record scorer, with 38 goals in 70 appearances, but admits he felt pressured at the 2014 World Cup, when he found the net only once as highly fancied Belgium exited in the quarter-finals.He said when he was scoring for his homeland he was described as Belgian but if his form dipped he became “Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian striker of Congolese descent”.“I’m going to remember to have fun this time,” he said. “Life is too short for the stress and the drama. People can say whatever they want about our team and about me.”He said his greatest regret was not the 2014 campaign but the fact that his grandfather never saw him achieve his dream of becoming a professional footballer and providing for his mother.“I wish I could have one more phonecall with him, and I could let him know.“See? I told you. Your daughter is OK. No more rats in the apartment. No more sleeping on the floor. No more stress. We’re good now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Continuing our popular safety at work series, this week Donaghey Safety Training give businesses a few tips on avoiding personal injury claims from busy shopping at Christmas.The Christmas rush will soon be upon us, ‘Black Friday’ will signal the start of the helter-skelter Christmas shopping season.From now until the 24th of December you can be sure your shops and retail outlets will be packed full of busy shoppers all looking for the ‘must have’ gift. But after the Christmas rush passed last year and you had time to breath were you one of the unfortunate retailers? Were you left counting cost rather than profit?Every January Retailers across ROI are hit with claims for personal injury sustained during the Christmas shopping period.Darren DonagheyHow as a business owner can you prevent accidents happening?Below I have a list of simple things that you can do in your shop or retail outlet to reduce the risk of accident. 1. Slips, trips and falls, Slips, trips and falls account for a huge number of accidents in retail each year, they are however so easy to prevent.• Ensure aisles are free of clutter and other tripping hazards.• Provide cleanup supplies at convenient locations in the facility.• Place water-absorbent mats near entrances and areas where water, ice or snow may be tracked onto the floor.• Train employees on identifying and preventing slip, trip and fall hazards.2. ErgonomicsWhen laying out displays or stacking items, try to imagine how busy the shop is going to be, try to imagine the flow of people through the building, in particular avoid;• Placing large stands directly inside the door of the shop• Placing displays at choke points in the shop• Try and guide the traffic around the store in the way you want, particularly at checkouts and point of sale terminals, use crowd control tape to create queues to control customers rather than a big mob pushing for the exits• It may also be an idea to use a quota system for entry, nothing says a busy store than a short queue outside!!3. StaffTrain staff to be proactive, the more proactive the staff are the better, place floor staff in choke points and empower them to direct customers around the store, this will help the flow of traffic.More staff on the floor also means that those spills or knocked over displays can be quickly cleaned up before they become a problem.The most important thing any of us as business owners can do is limit our exposure to risk. Take the proactive steps before there is a problem, If you are unsure of how to control your risk then talk to an expert. Making Work Safe with Donaghy Safety Training – Keep your business claim-free over Christmas! was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 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:businessesDonaghy Safety Trainingdonegal
Word is that Daniel has been spotted around Malin Head looking to secure a cameo role in the Star Wars Film.We have our doubts!Many thanks to Blackthorn design for the mock-up. STAR WARS FRENZY! HAS DANIEL SECURED A CAMEO ROLE IN FILM? was last modified: May 13th, 2016 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:daniel o’donnellMalin HeadStar Wars
2 50 – This was Man Utd’s 50th home defeat in the Premier League – 32% of those (16/50) have been in the seasons since 2013-14, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. Downfall. #MUNTOT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2018Last night was Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest win at Old Trafford since a 4-1 win in October 1972, Martin Peters scored all four with Bobby Charlton netting the reply. It was a bad night for Jose Mourinho as Manchester United lost 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice silverware gameday cracker possible standings REVEALED shining 3 – @SpursOfficial’s win tonight marks Jose Mourinho’s biggest ever home defeat as a manager in any competition. Trounced. #MUNTOT pic.twitter.com/S5vXMCEpdo— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2018Man United have already lost the same number of games (two) as Manchester City did in the whole of last season. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Manchester United’s poor start to the new Premier League season went from bad to worse on Monday night.The Red Devils were picked off by a resilient Tottenham Hotspur side, who so often come off worse at Old Trafford, and succumbed to a 3-0 defeat. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures It wasn’t just any loss though with statistics proving it was an historic night in the north west for all the wrong reasons with an embattled Jose Mourinho left begging for respect, and trying to keep fans on his side.Left defenceless after a poor transfer window, the Portuguese now must attempt to pull his team together before things get even worse against Burnley next weekend.But what made the result against Spurs such a defining defeat in Mourinho’s tenure? Check out eight astonishing facts and figures about the game below. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 133 – There were just 133 seconds between Harry Kane’s opener and Lucas Moura doubling Tottenham’s lead. Quickfire. #MUNTOT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2018The loss was the first time Manchester United have lost by 3+ goals at Old Trafford since March 2014, when David Moyes was in charge and it’s only the seventh time it’s happened in the Premier League era. Even goalkeeper David De Gea can’t save Manchester United. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card smart causal Manchester United have lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992 – 26 years ago. REVEALED Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 tense David De Gea has now faced 16 shots on targets since the start of the World Cup and conceded 12 goals.