PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes

first_imgCarpio 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Korea, meanwhile, joins semifinalists Australia, Thailand, China, and Japan to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs PH women’s football team. Photo from AFCThe World Cup dream is over for the Philippine Malditas.South Korea sent the Philippine women’s football team packing with a 5-0 walloping in the fifth-place playoff inthe 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Tuesday morning in Amman, Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Keeping things tight in the first half, the Filipinos found themselves playing catch-up after Jang Sel-Gi scored in the 34th minute, before Lee Mi-Na doubled the lead just before halftime.The Koreans continued to impose their will after the break with Lim Seon-Joo making it 3-0  with another goal in the 56th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCho So-hyun put on the finishing touches in the dominant win with a brace after putting the ball to the back of the net in the 66th minute and with a penalty kick in the 84th minute.The Malditas finished third in Group A with a 1-0-2 slate and now shift their focus to their preparations for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

‘Take Advantage of Saving Clubs’

first_imgThe founder and president of the People United for Progress Saving Club (PUPSC), Lewis S.W. Pyne Sr., has urged small business operators in the country to take advantage of saving clubs, explaining that such clubs would help improve their livelihood. He said that it is easier to receive loans from a club than a bank.The purpose of a saving club is to empower low income earners, Mr. Payne said, helping them to save a small portion of their income; so that at the end of the year they can realize just how much they have saved.Speaking on creating shares in the club to enable members have their own capital stock from the sales of the shares they receive, the PUPSC president said that such shares could be used for the importation and exportation of commodities.He said the club is about to train and teach PUPSAC members on how to manage their funds wisely, in order to expand and improve their respective businesses.“Currently, the club has 375 members and by 2015 we will be able to establish four branches across Monrovia, including a few others at Day Break Mouth Open, Barnesville, Caldwell, Red Light and Duala repectively.”     “We started as a yearly Susu Club and now we have over three branches in Montserrado County already,” Mr. Pyne said.Susu Clubs are a traditional form of banking system widely used in Liberia and mostly by low-income earners, many of whom run small and medium size businesses.The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is now asking the PUPSC to improve its status and develop into a combination that include several other banking entities, after which the PUPSC will become a registered entity entitled to benefits from the CBL, Mr. Payne said.Speaking also at the ceremony was PUPSC controller, Deacon Isaiah G. Martin, who says that the club is giving out quarterly loans, in order to empower young Liberian entrepreneurs. Borrowers are, however, required to pay back the money in three months, with a very minimal interest rate, he said.Deacon Martin stated that if the country is to develop, everyone Liberian must get prepared for change.The People United for Progress Saving Club, which was established in August 2004, is located in Clara Town, a suburb of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP’s fears of PNC planning to rig the 2020 elections are not far-fetched

first_imgDear Editor,The PNC invented rigging and stayed in power through rigging for 28 years when Guyana became pauperised and our people were scattered everywhere in search of a better life. Riggeritis is in the PNC’s DNA. You cannot get it out. As Granger said, they were “born to rule” which they think means stomp on the Constitution, bully your way through, stay in power, and don’t give up even if defeated.The PNC has the means to rig. They control the Secretariat and staff at GECOM who seem to be actors in the PNC Playbook. They even seem to have some influence on the new GECOM Chair.The Ethnic Relations Commission said GECOM discriminated against former Deputy Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud, who was more qualified than the person selected for the vacancy. Patterson refused to provide details on diversity of employees at GECOM. No action has been taken on the fraud investigation at GECOM.Additionally, the field staff across the country are all mostly of one ethnicity, controlling the regional and local offices, and Election Day apparatus and process. The polling places will be guarded largely by people of the same ethnicity as the polling staff. So things can happen.In previous elections, at some polling stations, the PPP did not field any scrutineers. They must not make that mistake again and should plan well to have those stations covered. In the event that any of the new paper parties mushrooming up can find scrutineers, the Opposition parties should have a working agreement to make sure all polling places are covered by scrutineers and observers.Usually, logistical problems crop up on Election Day, such as a party’s representative being prevented from observing the poll, and it requires a GECOM top official to resolve the problem. If that official does not answer the phone and is not available, the problem cannot be solved, and things can happen during that wait time. The PPP needs to have a plan if the GECOM top man decides to check himself into the hospital for heart problems on Election Day. PPP must ask for several Secretariat people to be available to deal with Election Day problems.At this point, it seems as if the tail is wagging the dog. Why is the GECOM Chair so silent? Why is it that the Commissioners are the ones talking to the press and the people do not know if they are speaking for GECOM or they are giving their own opinions? Is Alexander the de-facto Chair as he runs his mouth all the time pronouncing on things? To date, I feel Justice Singh has let down the nation. We cannot afford to have another rigged election. And we know, when the PNC loses in 2020, they will not leave peacefully and decently. Granger, under great delusion, still goes around saying their defeated Government is still a constitutional Government. That must be part of his “born to rule” philosophy.Sincerely,Jerry Singhlast_img read more

Strachan steps down as Scotland football manager

first_img0Shares0000The Scottish FA said Strachan (pictured) and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign © AFP/File / Jure MakovecLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 12 – Gordon Strachan has stepped down as Scotland manager following the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the Scottish Football Association announced on Thursday.The SFA said Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Scotland missed out on a place in the play-offs for the World Cup after drawing 2-2 away to Slovenia in their final group game last Sunday.“I share the profound disappointment at missing out on the play-offs, especially having worked so hard to fight our way back into contention,” Strachan said in an SFA press release.“The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country.“Together we have shared some really magical moments and those memories will live with me for ever.”Former Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Strachan, 60, was appointed in January 2013 after Craig Levein was sacked following a poor start to World Cup qualifying.Scotland missed out on a place at the 2014 World Cup and despite an improved showing in qualifying for Euro 2016, they came up short again.Strachan’s position come under heavy scrutiny after they made a poor start to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, but they rallied and finished the campaign unbeaten in their last six matches.Scotland captain Scott Brown expressed disappointment about Strachan’s exit and suggested the players had hoped he would stay on.“Sad sad sad day,” the Celtic midfielder wrote on Instagram.“We all had faith in Gordon and believed in making the Euros. 14 points out of 18 in 2017 momentum was on our side.”Scotland last participated in a major tournament at the 1998 World Cup.The SFA announced Strachan’s departure after a board meeting at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.“On behalf of the board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team,” said SFA chief executive Stewart Regan.“I know how disappointed he was that we couldn’t secure a play-off place, but to come so close was a tribute to the belief he instilled in his squad.“After almost five years the board felt it was time for a new direction to prepare for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign and also the forthcoming UEFA Nations League.“We are grateful to both Gordon and Mark for their efforts and wish them the best of luck in the future.”Strachan paid tribute to Scotland’s fans’ “unwavering support” and thanked his back-room staff and “everyone at the Scottish FA”.He said the experience of managing the national team had been a “real privilege”.Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is the early favourite to succeed Strachan with British bookmakers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wenger confirms Arsenal will definitely bring in new goalkeeper

first_imgArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted they have not finished their business in the transfer market and will bring in a new goalkeeper.Unlike previous transfer windows the Gunners have acted early this summer and have, arguably, made the most exciting signing – the £33million acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.Mathieu Debuchy has also made a £12m move from Newcastle to the Emirates but Wenger is convinced there will be more arrivals.Speaking after Arsenal’s first pre-season match – a 2-0 win over Boreham Wood – he said: “I’m very happy with what we’ve done up to now. It’s not over, we’ve still got a long way to go [in the transfer window].“I can’t give you any names because you’re never sure but we’re still out there to strengthen our squad.”Colombia’s World Cup star David Ospina and Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas have both been linked with moves to north London and Wenger added: “I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure.”Ospina, 25, is the more likely to arrive at the Emirates and the Gunners boss added they will certainly replace centre-back and club captain Thomas Vermaelen should he leave leave and join Manchester United as is expected.last_img read more

Hughes admits Stoke want to sign Norwich winger

first_img1 Norwich winger Nathan Redmond is a target for Stoke Stoke boss Mark Hughes has admitted Norwich winger Nathan Redmond is a target for the club.Liverpool’s Oussama Assaidi, who spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium, is the Welsh manager’s first choice but agreeing a fee is proving a stumbling block for the two clubs. Redmond, 20, only joined the Canaries from Birmingham last summer but impressed in the Premier League despite the club’s relegation.And Hughes confessed the Potters were tempted by signing the England Under-21 international.“There is interest there – he’s a good young player and a player we would like.”However, the Manchester United legend struck a note of caution, claiming a deal could be some way off.“He’s not our player, he’s Norwich’s player, and they are obviously well within their rights to retain him,” he added to Sky Sports.“He’s under contract to them and there is nothing moving at the moment. So we’ll just have to bide our time maybe.”last_img read more

Cops set for protest at Home Depot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “We’re giving away this country and nobody seems to understand it,” said Jacquelyn Wilson, 58, a retired office worker from Burbank. “Is there going to be an INS agent there?” she asked the council, drawing applause from the audience. But Burbank officials say the center will cut loitering and littering problems attributed to day laborers throughout the city by setting up a single site for them to congregate. “The day laborers – whether they’re legal or illegal – will need to be managed in some fashion in an effort to keep our streets in the immediate vicinity of Home Depot as safe as possible, as clean as possible and as reasonably operational as possible,” Mayor Jef Vander Borght said just before the vote. In 2004, the council voted 4-1 to approve the project, for which Home Depot will pay $94,000 annually for maintenance and operation, officials said. In Glendale, there have been problems with some laborers standing at the entrance to the Home Depot parking lot, instead of at the centers set up for them. When Glendale city officials tried to enforce an ordinance that barred laborers from soliciting work from city streets, the workers sued, and a judge ruled the ordinance violated First Amendment rights to free speech. The city has appealed the decision and doesn’t expect to get a ruling for at least six months, said Ann Maurer, a Glendale senior assistant city attorney handling the case. Meanwhile, tensions have been brewing over the centers. Saturday, anti-illegal-immigrant groups held a national day of protest called “Stop the Invasion.” One of the more rowdy protests and counterprotests occurred in Glendale, said Chris Newman, the legal programs coordinator for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. There were no injuries or arrests. “It signifies an escalation on the part of anti-immigration groups,” Newman said. “It represents a repugnant form of demagoguery where anti-immigration groups are picking on one of most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of our community.” Newman said the centers help keep day laborers out of harm’s way and offer shade, sanitary conditions and an orderly hiring process. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Fearing unruly protests against a controversial day-laborer center at Home Depot, police plan to be out in force today when the home improvement store opens. Officials expect the Burbank City Council’s approval of the center late Tuesday to result in protests like those in neighboring Glendale. “We’ll be prepared to make sure that peace is kept,” said police Sgt. Jay Jette. “And that, if there are any demonstrations, that they stay within the guidelines of the law.” The council gave the OK for nonprofit Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc. to operate and manage the center at 1190 S. Flower St. Residents lambasted city officials at the packed and sometimes raucous council meeting, saying the facility would help illegal immigrants. last_img read more

Rose Bowl to host futbol match

first_imgA friendly match between the United States and Mexico just a month before the 1994 World Cup here attracted 93,869 to the Rose Bowl. In the 1996 Nike U.S. Cup final at the Rose Bowl, 92,216 people watched a doubleheader featuring the U.S. and Mexico, along with an MLS game between the Galaxy and Tampa Bay Mutiny, which is still the largest crowd in MLS history. Because this is Mexico’s final match before the 2006 World Cup, Dunn expects another huge sendoff. There will be a “Futbol de Fiesta” of activities outside the Rose Bowl beginning at 3 p.m., followed by the match at 8. The Galaxy, which was founded in 1996, left the Rose Bowl following the 2003 MLS season for the new 27,000-seat Home Depot Center in Carson, and HDC and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have staged many of soccer’s big international games since. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4485160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTickets are priced from $25 and can now be purchased online at In the fifth and final match of the Mexican national team’s U.S. World Cup tour, the Mexicans will be returning to the Rose Bowl on May 5 for the first time since playing the Republic of Korea to a scoreless draw in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. That was the last big international soccer match held at the Rose Bowl, which lost the Galaxy as a tenant after the 2003 season. “It’s going to be a great day and night of fun,” said Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl Dunn. “And to know that Mexico will have its full complement of players, and that it’s Cinco de Mayo and their final game before the World Cup, you couldn’t ask for anything more. “We expect a large and festive crowd. We haven’t staged a big soccer game here in a long time, so hopefully, this will be the start of more to come.” This will be Mexico’s eighth trip to the Rose Bowl. The Mexicans’ history in Pasadena in meaningful games brings a smile to Dunn’s face. PASADENA – For many years, as home to the Galaxy Major League Soccer team, the Rose Bowl hosted dozens of matches a year. With the Olympics and the World Cup, its field has also seen some of the greatest men’s and women’s players in the world. Big-time soccer has been a rarity here, though, since the Galaxy moved on. But the fiesta of all fiestas is coming to the Rose Bowl on Cinco de Mayo. That’s when the Mexican national soccer team will face the national team of Venezuela in Mexico’s final tuneup match before the 2006 World Cup in Germany in June. last_img read more

Mission intervention

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThen, Mission’s vice president of student services, Joe Ramirez, was placed on administrative leave for playing a part in the cancellation of the election. Insiders say that the conflict stems from a struggle between Chicano and non-Chicano students and faculty at the college campus. There’s clearly much more going on. But these few dispatches are alarming enough to indicate the need for intervention. This can’t go on. If ever Rocky Young, Los Angeles Community College District chancellor, needed to wield his authority and take control of the crisis brewing at Mission, it is now. Mission College is an integral part of the Northeast San Fernando’s educational system and its community. IT’S tough to blame Mission College’s interim President Jose Leyba for extracting himself from the troubled Sylmar campus. Though he says that recent conflicts at the community college have nothing to do with his resignation (it’s traffic and housing costs, he says, that have got him down), they couldn’t help but color his already dim view of his posting. Even an outsider can tell that something bad is brewing at Mission College. The first fishy sign was the canceling of student government elections in April that were protested by many students. Then, longtime political science Professor Charles Dirks was arrested and injured in a scuffle with campus police which stemmed from fallout of the canceled elections. It does a grave disservice to the students and the entire community to allow this conflict to distract from Mission’s main mission.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGardai investigating the death of a Co Donegal father-of-four say they have received “useful information” from the public after an appeal for witnesses.The late Kieran CallaghanInvestigators would not elaborate on the nature of the information following the death of Kieran Callaghan.Detectives initially believed Mr Callaghan, who will be buried today, died from natural causes after being found at his home in Roshine, Churchill at 1.30pm last Sunday. However a post mortem by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy on Monday forced Gardai to admit that the death was suspicious.It is understood that Mr Callaghan suffered a blow to the head before he died.Gardai appealed to anybody who may have seen the 50 year old between Thursday, July 4th and Sunday, July 7th to contact them.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said he was pleased with how the investigation was proceeding. However, he stressed that no arrests have been made.Inspector Harrison said he could not elaborate on the nature of the information received so far by the investigation team.“We have received the assistance of a number of people and they have been interviewed about the matter.“We have received some useful information so far but we would appeal to anyone else who saw Mr Callaghan between the 4th and the 7th of July to come forward.“We are still keeping an open mind as to the circumstances of his death but we are very pleased at the number of people who have come forward to assist us,” he said. It is understood Mr Callaghan, an employee with Glenveagh National Park, suffered a head injury before he was found dead at his home.He will be buried later today following funeral mass at noon at St Colmcille’s Church, Glendowan, followed by burial in Templedouglas Cemetery.The late Mr Callaghan is survived by his wife Geraldine, daughters Sarah and Tara and sons Rory and Ethan.GARDAI RECEIVE ‘USEFUL INFORMATION’ AFTER APPEAL IN DEATH PROBE was last modified: July 11th, 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:ChurchilldeathInspector Michael HarrisonKieran Callaghanlast_img read more