787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal There has been speculation for some time that George has wanted to join the Lakers. Under NBA rules, teams are not permitted to attempt to sway any player who is under contract with another team.If the Lakers are found to have tampered, the NBA could issue any combination of fines, forfeiture of draft picks or suspensions of those who were deemed to be involved. Tampering, the league has said, can be either direct or indirect — and an interview that Lakers President Magic Johnson did earlier this year on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” did little to quell speculation about George’s potential future in Los Angeles.In that interview, Kimmel asked Johnson what constitutes tampering, and if he would be allowed to speak to George if they happened to cross paths.“We’re going to say hi because we know each other,” Johnson said. “You just can’t say, ‘Hey, I want you come to the Lakers,’ even though I’m going to be wink-winking. You know what that means, right?”George will be a free agent in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Sunday in a statement. “We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing.”There is no known timetable for the completion of the investigation being conducted by the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.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’George is a four-time All-Star and Los Angeles native who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. The Pacers traded him after George told them he planned to leave Indiana as a free agent next summer.“As the NBA’s statement made clear, we cannot comment about the specifics of any ongoing investigation,” Lakers spokeswoman Alison Bogli sai. “We can confirm, however, that we are cooperating fully with the NBA in the hope of clearing our name as soon as possible.” LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas He’s coming off a season in which he averaged a career-best 23.7 points per game, and is joining a Thunder team that already has reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.“I’ve been wowed ever since we landed,” George said last month after arriving in Oklahoma City. “I got a real welcoming, and this feels like home.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George answers a question at his first news conference since Oklahoma City’s blockbuster trade with the Indiana Pacers, in Oklahoma City. On Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the NBA said it has opened an investigation to see if the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers. APNEW YORK — The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.The Pacers asked the league to open the probe.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Batang Pier, Painters rise
No. 8 USC 5, No. 19 Pepperdine 2: Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink remained undefeated this season in doubles as the Trojans won in Malibu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 15 Pepperdine 4, Fresno State 0: Barry Enright threw a three-hitter to lead the Waves (8-3). Enright didn’t walk a batter and fanned three. USC 8, No. 21 Tulane 5: Grant Green hit a three-run double in the fourth for the go-ahead runs and right-hander Hector Rabago earned his first collegiate win with 3
Following his move from Lorient to Aston Villa, the forward enjoyed a relatively successful debut season with seven Premier League goals although the 1982 European champions were relegated and Ayew’s own form has taken on a similar trajectory.He spent a season in the second tier before Swansea signed him to play alongside his elder brother, Andre. It took Jordan six months to break into the first team, but the following season was again largely productive with 11 goals in all competitions. However, it too ended in relegation.It was then that things took a downward spiral. Loaned to Crystal Palace this past season, the ex-Marseille product failed to make an impact at Selhurst Park and netted just twice in 25 total appearances.At the time it looked a shrewd move with scant competition from an underperforming Christian Benteke, the misfiring Alexander Sorloth and injury-prone Connor Wickham, but Ayew struggled to impose himself.– Redemption in Egypt? –Benteke, Sorloth and Wickham provided just one goal between them, but the Palace hierarchy lost confidence in the Ghanaian and brought in Michy Batshuayi on loan for the second half of the season.A torrid 2018-19 campaign leaves Ayew in a tricky situation. Swansea, who are going through a rebuilding process, have made no secret of their desire to offload the forward, his salary a considerable burden for a Championship club. Andre, also still on the books at the Liberty Stadium, is in a similar position after a difficult time with Turkish giants Fenerbahce.Jordan Ayew scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea in the 2015 semi-finals © AFP/File / ISSOUF SANOGO“With the Swans still battling to make ends meet, the comparatively high-earning Ayew brothers’ continuing presence on the wage bill has become a real albatross around the club’s neck,” the WalesOnline website wrote recently.“Jordan is only 27 and should be in the prime of his career so again he shouldn’t be satisfied with the current situation and should be doing everything he can to engineer a move.”With that in mind, the Cup of Nations arrives just at the right time. While their club performances have not hit the expected heights, the Ayew brothers have often delivered for their country.Jordan, who has 13 international goals, and Andre, on 14, were both part of the Black Stars team that lost the 2015 final on penalties to the Ivory Coast.Against Benin on Tuesday, Ghana will need another top display from the attacking duo, and those in Accra, as well as Swansea, will be watching on keenly.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jordan Ayew failed to make an impression at Crystal Palace this season © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 24 – After a turbulent spell in England resulting in relegation with two different clubs, former Ghana prodigy Jordan Ayew will attempt to relaunch his stuttering career at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Since leaving France in 2015, little has gone to plan for the son of Marseille great Abedi Pele, the three-time African footballer of the year. read more
After Barcelona’s latest Champions League triumph, we recall their clash with Manchester United in the 2009 final, when goals from Samuel Eto’o and Leo Messi secured a 2-0 victory for the Spanish side.
Troy ArmourThe Inishowen man behind the phenomenal rise of Irish language band Seo Linn will celebrate Easter Monday in style as his protégés headline RTÉ’s 1916 Rising ‘Centenary’ TV broadcast.Well known Derry business man and Buncrana native Troy Armour has been managing Seo Linn’s continual rise to success in recent years and is hoping to help the band secure its first number one hit with ‘Musicmakers’ which has been penned especially to mark the centenary.‘Musicmakers’ is described by the Buncrana man as “a bi-lingual pop/trad stomper of a tune that was dreamed up to commemorate and celebrate the 1916 centenary”.Seo Linn will perform the song as part of RTÉ’s special ‘Centenary’ feature – which will be broadcast live on RTE One at 9.30pm on Easter Monday and will also be available on RTÉ Player International. Mr Armour described Seo Linn’s new generation of Irish music as a perfect fit for the momentous occasion.He said: “When RTÉ approached us last November to write the theme tune for the centenary celebrations it was a huge kudos for the band. RTÉ explained that they saw Seo Linn as the modern embodiment of Irish language and culture with their upbeat rhythms and lyrics as Gaeilge.“The song ‘Musicmaker’ is about Ireland with her new flag on her shoulder and how in 1916 we started a fire in this nation. It’s about how that fire has spread throughout the world through Irish dance and song. It’s about how the Irish became the music makers of the world.Mr Armour added: “Hopes are high that not only will the song prove to be Seo Linn’s first Irish number one but also be Ireland’s first ever bi-lingual number one hit single.”Musicmakers’ fuses Irish culture of past and present and was mixed by the acclaimed Grammy nominated producer, Veronica Ferraro (David Guetta, Destinys Child). Produced and co-written by Greg French, the song was inspired by the 19th Century Irish poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s famous ‘Ode’ which opens with the lines: ‘We are the music makers/And we are the dreamers of dreams”.Perfectly balanced linguistically between Gaeilge and English, the song accurately represents its Seo Linn creators – Stiofán, Keith, Daithí, Kev, Cathal and Conor who hail from various parts of Ireland but clicked together perfectly as teenagers attending Irish language camp, Coláiste Lurgan in Connemara.Fuelled by their common love of music they began translating the big hits of the day into Irish and recording cover versions as Gaeilge.The collective Coláiste Lurgan videos have so far amassed more than 20 million online views and the Seo Linn phenomenon continues to gather pace worldwide under the guidance of the Donegal manager.The band also hosts a weekly TV show ‘Cleas Act’ on TG4 which airs on Sunday evenings with the current series due to run for another nine weeks. * ‘Centenary’ will be broadcast live from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on RTÉ One on Easter Monday at 9.30pm. It aims to tell the story of modern Ireland through music, dance and song.DONEGAL MAN’S RISING STARS ‘SEO LINN’ LEAD RTE’S 1916 ‘CENTENARY’ was last modified: March 25th, 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) read more
Neil Ashton is joined by Darren Lewis and Dominic Fifield to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.The trio look back at an eventful weekend of action, including West Ham ruining Tottenham’s hopes of winning the Premier League title and Arsene Wenger getting one over his old foe Jose Mourinho at the Emirates. Plus, the panel discuss the ongoing relegation battle and the ups and downs across the Football League.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.
GAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome. Match N Win for 19/9/2013 No’s Drawn 9,17,18,23 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €2,340.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Oonagh McHenry Ballycastle Co Antrim, Eddie Devlin Minaduff, Neil Doherty (JS) Letter, Lorna McEleney Rooskey, Damien Harkin Urrismana. Thank-you to all in the Parish and beyond for your support in the weekly lotto. CLUB MEETING: Next Meeting This Wednesday 25th September at 8.30pm. Results: Seniors Drew At Home this week end Urris 1-14 Milford 2-11. Coming Soon – Fundraising Car Wash In Straid On Saturday 5th October So Give Your Car A Treat Come Along And Get It Washed Between 10am and 2pm. IORRAS GAA CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW – Tickets are now on sale at €5 a ticket or 3 tickets for €10 great prizes to be won, contact any Club Member In Your Area To Get Your Ticket. BUY A BLOCK – Urris GAA Club are running a BUY A BLOCK Fundraiser Drive for the Development of the New Club House. Individuals can contribute €10 towards buying a block, and they will be then have their name framed on the club wall along with all contributors we would be grateful if you would consider supporting this fund raising drive. Contact Rose Kelly for further information 0877770639. FACEBOOK – Find us on Facebook CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all the latest Fixtures Results and Training plus lots of other links and news. Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707. Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie. Any items for the notes please send to email@example.com or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAA NEWS: TICKETS ON SALE FOR URRIS CLUB FUNDRAISER was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 by John2Share 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) read more
A young South African, seven-year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, has become the youngest published author in the country and in Africa. The first book in her four-part series is about overcoming fears.At the age of seven, Michelle Nkamankeng has become the youngest published author in South Africa. (Image: Unicef, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterBetween playing netball, doing ballet, gymnastics, and swimming, a seven-year-old South African has become the youngest published author on the continent.Michelle Nkamankeng wrote her book, Waiting for the Waves without her parents’ knowledge.“My brother and sisters knew because they always came in my room. They were like, ‘What are you doing?” Michelle told Times Live.“I told them not to tell mummy and daddy. I wanted it to be a surprise.”Watch Michelle talk about her book:From manuscript to bookMichelle wrote her book on sheets of A4 paper, using green and purple pens. She folded the paper in half and used staples and scotch tape to bind them into a book.She put her name on the cover and at the end, she wrote a message to her readers: “I hope you had a nice time reading this book.”Today, it looks a little different. Gone are the staples and tape. Her story is illustrated by Megan Venter, described by online shopping portal Amazon as “one of the best illustrators”.The fact that @michelle_n23 could write a book at the age of 7 shows you that talent has no age! #Sistahood#YoungMaestros pic.twitter.com/vap49lJGPu— Insta: Craze.tv (@Craze_TV) October 31, 2016The storyMichelle’s tale centres on Titi, who has a fear of waves. But with love and support from her family, Titi manages to overcome her terror.“This story highlights the contradictions of emotions: ultimately, by freeing yourself from fear, you give yourself permission to truly experience the beauty of nature,” reads Amazon.Her father, Paul Nkamankeng, told Destiny magazine that Michelle used her own experience of the beach and how she conquered her fear of the waves.“The next book from the series, The Little Girl Who Believes in Herself, is about her progression from her fear of the waves to her gaining confidence in herself as a little girl growing up,” Nkamankeng said.The series comprises four books, but Nkamankeng said the final two had yet to be published.“The third one is called The Little Mouse. It is about finding herself in a world where there are many challenges that she can’t understand. It’s more of a progress of how she sees life from her eyes,” he said.Michelle has encouraged children to follow their dreams. “Don’t let anybody get in your way, and if you can’t read you can’t write,” she told AFP.Source: Times Live Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material read more
By Molly C. HerndonJuly 15 is Military Consumer Protection Day and during the month of July a number of organizations are hosting events geared towards providing Military families with resources to prevent consumer fraud.In this vein, the Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance team will present a webinar on Predatory Lending Practices on Tuesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. ET. Speakers Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Marcus Beauregard will present a 90 minute webinar that will focus on the practices and schemes associated with predatory lending, as well as tips for educators and practitioners to share with clients to help them avoid becoming victims of these practices.Of particular importance, this webinar will focus on the Regulation (32 CFR Part 232), which implements the Military Lending Act (MLA), which has been going through a significant revision so that the limitations in the MLA are effectively applied to credit available to Service members and their families.We are excited for the expertise co-speaker, Marcus Beauregard will bring to this presentation. Mr. Beauregard, Colonel, USAF (Retired) is the Chief of the DoD-State Liaison Office (DSLO) within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Together with a Senior Liaison and 8 Regional Liaisons, he works with state governments on a slate of key issues important to Service members and their families. Additionally, he is one of two individuals responsible for the Military Lending Act and updating the DoD regulation required to implement the law. He spent 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, having assignments as a SquadronCommander, the Director of Financial Management for Air Force Services and the Director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He retired in July 2003 and continued to work as a contract employee from August 2003 to April 2010, at which time he became a civil service employee. Mr. Beauregard developed the Financial Readiness Campaign in 2003, while on active duty as the Director of MWR Policy. Following his retirement, he continued to work on financial readiness for DoD and helped establish the DSLO. In 2006, he was given the responsibility to oversee the implementation of the Military Lending Act.Dr. O’Neill will present the first hour of this webinar, which will focus on the definition of predatory lending and characteristics of predatory loans, as well as descriptions of several common types of high-cost loans including payday, car title, and pawn shop loans and other forms of subprime lending. Mr. Beauregard will tackle the impact of predatory loans on military families and regulations in place to protect against fraud during the final 30 minutes of the webinar.So, save the date of Tuesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. ET to join this exciting webinar. More information and details on how to join are available here. read more
Under the scanner after an ash-pipe exploded at its Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli, the National Thermal Power Corporation on Friday dismissed allegations that the unit was commissioned in a hurry.Meanwhile, the death toll in the accident climbed to 32, as per the NTPC, even as 50 patients are still under treatment in various hospitals in Lucknow, Rae Bareli and New Delhi. Rae Bareli District Magistrate Sanjay Khatri in his report to the government said all dead and injured had been identified and all bodies recovered from the debris after three operations by the NDRF. He also put the figure of the dead at 31, one less than quoted by the NTPC.The NTPC plant in Unchahar was scheduled to be commissioned in December 2016 but in actual happened in March this year, while the commercial date of operations scheduled in April took place in September, said the energy conglomerate.“This was done after full verification. It would be incorrect to say that it was done in a hurry,” said Gurdeep Singh, chairman and managing director, NTPC.Mr. Singh dismissed charges of lapses saying “maximum” expertise was present at the site when the boiler exploded, including the head of Operations, and heads of ash handling and boiler maintenance. He said it was a “rarest” of incidents.“Our engineers are very experienced. [Engineers with ]almost 28- 30 years [experience], those people were present at that moment… Till all facts are clear, anything said would be mere conjecture,” Mr. Singh said.The NTPC committee set up under its senior executive director S.K.Roy, started its probe and gathered data log from the plant. The committee will submit its report in a month. Experts and engineers of BHEL are already at the site. A magisterial probe by the government will also be held simultaneously.Mr. Singh, while talking to reporters in New Delhi, said the recommendations of the probe committee would be implemented in existing as well as future plants and shared with other plant operators.The NTPC has been accused of negligience and ignoring warning signs by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, with the former demanding a judicial probe into the incident. Responding to these charges, the NTPC late on Thursday clarified that the units did not trip on two occasions on the day of the incident “as being rumoured.”It also said that 500MW unit at Unchahar, was designed, constructed and manufactured by the BHEL and not by a non-Indian manufacturer.Meanwhile, seven more critical patients were airlifted to Delhi on Thursday night by the Indian Air Force, taking the total number to be airlifted to 12.Doctors at the Civil Hospital in Lucknow, where most of the injured were admitted, said a few more could be airlifted to Delhi soon.“There are 15 patients still receiving treatment [at the hospital]…the goverment is making efforts to shift the critical patients,” said A. K. Singh, a medical official at the Civil Hospital.Among those who died in Lucknow was an additional general manager of NTPC, while two other AGMs were shifted to Delhi.The NTPC has shut down the unit where the accident took place and it would take 3-6 months to put it back on track. read more