Asian Games: China breaks all-Korean hearts in women’s basketball thriller

first_imgMOST READ China’s players celebrate their victory after the women’s gold medal basketball match between Unified Korea and China at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEChina dashed the Unified Korea’s hopes of an emotional women’s basketball gold medal when they won a tense final, 71-65, at the Asian Games on Saturday.Lim Yung-hui top-scored with 24 points in a losing cause as China pulled away from 38-38 at half-time before holding off the Koreans in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Healthy again, Sangalang out to make most of national team call-up DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We could have got a gold medal… we tried our best,” Lim said.The Koreans were supported throughout the tournament by vocal fans brandishing blue and white Korean unification flags and wearing “One Corea” T-shirts.Despite the loss, the Korean fans were still celebrating after the match, waving their flags and applauding the players. The two Koreas marched together at the opening ceremony and also formed joint teams in canoeing, in which they won a gold and two bronze medals.It follows similar gestures at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which set the stage for an unprecedented thaw in relations between the two countries still technically at war.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Park Ji-su was tearful after the game as the Korean team, featuring players from both sides of the heavily fortified Korean border, came up short.“As a player… I am disappointed,” Park said, breaking into tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“All our team-mates played very well. It was a close game,” she added, while sobbing. Her team-mate Lim Yung-hui and coach Lee Moon-kyu said the squad, which only came together days before the Games, hadn’t had enough time to practise together. View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Weak in Fighting Human Trafficking, Says US State Department State

first_imgThe U.S. Department of State has unveiled that Liberia is yet to fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking.Although the State Department’s report partially praised Liberia for “an increased number of investigations and prosecutions of alleged trafficking offenses,”  including steps taken by government to adopt a five-year national action plan to combat human trafficking, the report, however, notes that Liberia remains a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.According to the report, most trafficking victims originate from and are exploited within the country’s borders, where they are subjected to domestic servitude, forced begging, sex trafficking, or forced labor in street vending, rubber plantations, and alluvial diamond/gold mines.“A small number of Liberian women and children are subjected to human trafficking in other West African countries, including Cŏte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria,” the report said.It also unveiled that transnational trafficking comes to Liberia from neighboring West African countries, including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria, and the victims are subjected to the same types of exploitation as internally trafficked ones. The report further indicates that women from Tunisia and Morocco were subjected to sex trafficking in Liberia.  It added that amidst all these, Liberia has not convicted a Liberian for trafficking in persons.The State Department urged the government of Liberia to prosecute, convict and sentence traffickers.It also called for vigorous investigation, prosecution, and conviction of government officials complicit in trafficking offenses.The State Department, having realized some lapses in the Judicial system of Liberia, recommended to the Liberian government to provide additional training to law enforcement officials and magistrates to apply anti-trafficking laws and to distinguish trafficking crimes from cases of human smuggling or kidnapping.The report also calls on Liberia to educate representatives of non-governmental organizations, law enforcement agencies, courts, and other government agencies on the “Direct Assistance and Support to Trafficked Victims Standard Operating Procedures,” so that they learn to proactively identify and provide protective services to trafficking victims, create and adequately fund a shelter specifically for trafficking victims, and increase efforts to educate the public about the dangers of human trafficking.The Trafficking in Person (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments in the fight against human trafficking.  It serves as the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.Unlike previous limited understanding about human trafficking that got people to believe it to be selling the victim to a foreign country for ritual purpose or slavery, the act is nowadays clearly understood to be domestically oriented.As public awareness had acknowledged on many occasions, relatives and loved ones take others’ children from the hinterland under the guise that they are bringing them to the city to send them to school.When they are brought, the children become domestic servants to them and their biological children thereby denying them of most privileges and rights they are entitled to as humans.Most of these children do not attend good schools and many  do not attend at all, but are used to sell for their guardians and support the home.It is evidently clear that in Monrovia many children are found in street places selling biscuit, candy, cold water and other goods that are easily conveyed in the hands.Some women are also in the streets carrying children around begging for money.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Werk-en-Rust residents blame city business for sewage in yards

first_imgResidents in Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown are fuming over sewage which runs into their yards as a result of a nearby hotel affecting the sewerage system.Concerned citizens in the area on Wednesday complained bitterly of not being able to use their washroom facilities as they please, owing to condoms and even sanitary napkins blocking up their systems.One resident, who gave her name only as Tashana, said residents in the area were quite fed up of the situation and did not know who to turn to for help. According to her, the said sewage keeps seeping into her yard.The woman, whose home is on Princes Street, Georgetown, said that she has been trying to put up with the situation for about one year now, buOne of the manholes which were opened on Wednesday in the areat it has landed her four-year-old son in the hospital already.Tashana even noted that she too fell sick for four months and was off of her job, asa result of the unpleasant fumes and materials that end up in her yard.“The sewage is overflowing for about a year now. Sometimes people come and they pump it out… (but) for about three months or so, I have stuff running through my yard,” the resident said.According to her, every time she makes a complaint about the issue, she is made to wait two to three months while being told “we’re working on it” before the authorities clean the sewage. The horrific situation would somehow reoccur in only about a week’s time, causing her to have to wait again before it can be addressed.The frustrated woman said her mother, who is a pensioner, lives with her and is often times forced to stay indoors given the situation. “That lady old and she needs exercise, she can’t even take a walk in her own yard because of this nonsense,” she argued. “I even called them before Christmas and say it’s Christmas timeThe sewage in a Werk-en-Rust resident’s yardcoming could you just see how it can be cleaned, because I can’t even flush my toilet. I can’t even have people over because of the stench and stuff in my yard. All I’m ever told is sorry for the inconvenience,” the woman added.The resident said that the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) usually handled the situation, so she has never made a complaint to the Mayor and City Council. She, however, said that GWI officials were in the area and warned the hotel owners about the issue.When Guyana Times visited the area on Wednesday morning, manholes were seen open in the quite smelly location, in an attempt to provide some relief to the residents.last_img read more

DONEGAL TO THE FORE IN PROTECTING OUR HEDGEROW SPECIES – DD SPECIAL FOCUS

first_imgA hedgerow neat St JohnstonAlmost two-thirds of Ireland’s bird species nest in hedges and these hedgerows provide natural corridors that permit wildlife to move between habitats so from the end of February until the start of September hedge-cutting is not permitted.The closed season on hedge-cutting, adopted under the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, recognises the importance of conserving hedgerows and other vegetation for breeding birds and other animals and plants.Public works involving the disturbance of hedgerows during this period may only be carried out for reasons of public health and safety. “Hedgerows are distinctive features of regional landscapes in County Donegal,” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“Hedges and other wild vegetation provide food and shelter for insects, birds and other animals. Donegal County Council recognises the importance of maintaining hedgerows as part of wise conservation of our natural heritage, good farming practice and protecting County Donegal’s natural and picturesque beauty.”Under the County Donegal Heritage Plan, Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council commissioned the first survey of hedgerows in County Donegal using a methodology developed by Networks for Nature.This comprehensive survey, undertaken by Aulino Wann & Associates in 2009, provided baseline data on the extent, composition, structure, condition and management of hedgerows in County Donegal. Hedgerows cover approximately 1.5% of the land area of Ireland and it is estimated that there are 10,408 kilometres of hedgerows in County Donegal. Irish hedgerows are home to almost 40 species of trees and shrubs. In County Donegal, five main hedgerow types were identified:• Ash, Hawthorn and Blackthorn with Holly and Gorse: this type was the most common of all hedgerows surveyed;• Beech, sometimes observed around existing or abandoned buildings;• Eared Willow, Rusty Willow and Gorse: this type was the most species-rich hedge type;• Hawthorn, Gorse and Rusty Willow: this hedgerow type was the second most species-rich type; and • Cotoneaster, Fuchsia and Privet, often around existing and abandoned dwellings.The study found that 7% of hedgerows are either remnant or derelict with a further 40% of hedgerows losing structure meaning that they are not in a favourable condition for fulfilling their role in providing wildlife habitats and stock–proof barriers.Concern has been expressed by members of the public over the decline in hedgerows and traditional field and roadside boundaries in recent years in County Donegal.If you would like to find out more about the wise management of hedgerows, The Heritage Council has produced a booklet with advice on best conservation practice and on planting native species. Copies of the booklet entitled Conserving Hedgerows/Caomhnú Fálta are available free-of-charge from the County Donegal Heritage Office on (074) 917 2576 or by e-mail at: heritage@donegalcoco.ie. The Hedgerow Survey of County Donegal can be downloaded from the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritageDONEGAL TO THE FORE IN PROTECTING OUR HEDGEROW SPECIES – DD SPECIAL FOCUS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:birdscuttingdonegalhedgerowlast_img read more

DEAL CLOSE! Leicester winning race to sign unwanted Manchester City striker

first_img Iheanacho started just five Premier League matches for City last season 1 Leicester are making progress on a deal to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, it is understood.The 20-year-old Nigeria international started just five Premier League matches for City last season but is still expected to cost the Foxes around £25million.West Ham had also been heavily linked to the forward but Leicester have moved to the front of the queue, though final details are not thought to be finalised yet.Iheanacho totalled seven goals in all competitions last term, having scored double that amount in his maiden season at the Etihad Stadium.Iheanacho was once seen as a first-team star in the making but, having matured quickly under Manuel Pellegrini, he found opportunities limited after Pep Guardiola’s arrival.Gabriel Jesus’ arrival from Palmeiras shunted him down the pecking order, while rumours of Sergio Aguero leaving did not materialise to leave few opportunities on the horizon.Leicester, on the other hand, do have a vacancy in attack, with England international Jamie Vardy looking for a foil. Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani were both signed for big money after the shock title success in 2015/16 but have failed to settle in the side.Manager Craig Shakespeare has already strengthened in defence and midfield, signing Harry Maguire from Hull and Vicente Iborra from Sevilla, and is expecting to take his summer spending well past £40million with Iheanacho’s arrival.last_img read more

DONEGAL MINORS DEFEAT DERRY AND ADVANCE TO ULSTER SEMI-FINAL

first_imgCharlie Ó Dónaill for Donegal Daily snapped this wonderful pic of Donegal Minor Goalkeeper, Danny Rogers, Catch of the Day!Donegal have advanced to the semi-final of the Ulster MFC following a hard fought victory over local rivals Derry at Celtic Park. Donegal have goalkeeper Danny Rodgers to thank, after the Dungloe man pulled off three crucial saves in the second-half.Derry who were out of sorts in the first-half, sprung to live after the interval, and made it a real contest. Donegal were hugely impressive in the opening half hour, and dominated proceedings right from the off.A goal from Jamie Brennan, put daylight between the sides, as Derry toiled to keep up with a rampant Donegal side, that at one point, looked set to steamroll their local rivals.Derry plugged away and stayed in contention with a couple of late scores in the first-half and kept in touch with Donegal.Half-time score Donegal 1-06 Derry 0-03 However, the second-half was a completely different affair, with Derry upping the ante right from the start.Danny Rodgers made three fantastic stops and that kept Derry at bay.Derry kept chipping away at the scoreboard, but just couldn’t find a way past the inspired Rodgers to get that crucial goal.The Dungloe man comes from good stock, his cousin Donal Rodgers is a former Donegal Minor and Vocational schools goalkeeper.However, with just five minutes to go, Derry trailed by just two points. Donegal had only scored 1 point in the second-half with just five minutes to go, but Gavin McBride scored with a super free to ease Donegal nerves.Stephen McBrearty added another couple of scores to settle the game, and see Donegal advance to an Ulster MFC semi-final.Declan Bonner will be delighted to get the win, and will be very happy with the first-half performance.However, he’ll be acutely aware, his side rode their luck for large parts of the second-half and will no they’ll need to improve again to advance. DONEGAL MINORS DEFEAT DERRY AND ADVANCE TO ULSTER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: May 25th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Partners With 13th Annual EAT-A-THON

first_img Go to iCare Story Links Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has partnered with iCare to host the 13th annual EAT-A-THON in the shadow of Drake Stadium, Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m.The 13th installment of the event will take place in the Fan Zone located on Forest Avenue and features an exciting new Drake Relays inspired format. The EAT-A-THON is a one-of-a-kind community-based fundraiser for central Iowa nonprofits. In the EAT-A-THON, competitors representing 12 central Iowa nonprofits have secured pledges for each ounce of food they eat during the event to raise money for their respective organizations. “This will be a fabulous addition to the festivities available for fans outside the stadium,” said Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. “We are excited to welcome 12 fantastic nonprofits and their causes onto Drake’s campus to be part of the Relays’ festivities.” In addition to the new location, the 2019 EAT-A-THON features a new culinary challenge and competitive format. The 48 representatives of the 12 central Iowa nonprofits join up in relay teams of four take on the world-famous Emmenecker Challenge, provided by Jethro’s. Each competitor will have four minutes to eat as much of the five-pound behemoth as possible as teams race to see who eats the most of the Emmenecker Challenge in 16 minutes to claim the coveted EAT-A-THON title. The 12 participating nonprofits all hail from central Iowa and include Blue Lips Foundation, Bulldog Club, Children’s Garden, Community Youth Concepts, Eat Greater Des Moines, Griff Gives Back, Hispanic Educational Resources, Iowa Hands & Voices, Kick It Forward, Kids First Law Center, Orchard Place and Puppy Jake Foundation.The four-person relay teams representing each of the 12 nonprofits are composed of eaters from each of the following four categories:  a nonprofit executive, a local celebrity, a lawyer, and a person served by the nonprofit. To find out who is eating for each nonprofit, please visit icare.org.More information related to the track and field competition and the festivities on Forest Avenue will be available in the coming days.Be sure to get your tickets soon for the best seats. All-Session tickets are now on sale at draketix.com/drakerelays or call 515-271-3647.  For group ticket packages or more information, contact Dustin in the Drake Ticket Office at 515-271-4949. Drake Relays Tickets last_img read more

CONVOY MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH CAUSING DAMAGE TO A GATE

first_imgA 30-year-old Convoy man has been remanded in custody on one charge of criminal damage.Eamon McGill arriving in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.Eamon McGill, who had addresses in Convoy and Strabane, was charged with causing €100 worth of damage to a fence outside Convoy. He also faces motoring offences.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail.McGill was remanded in custody to appear again at Harristown District Court on Friday.After the case a large crowd of people cheered Mr McGill as he was taken away by Gardaí.CONVOY MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH CAUSING DAMAGE TO A GATE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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)last_img read more

RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL SHORTLISTED AS EUROPE’S BEST

first_imgThe manTHE Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival has been nominated for this year’s European Festival Awards in the “BEST SMALL FESTIVAL” Category.People across Donegal – and Ireland of course – are being encourage to vote online for the Ballyshannon-based festival which draws huge crowds to the town.Next year’s festival is from Thursday 28th to Sunday May 31st.  So get voting online now here: eu.festivalawards.com/vote   RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL SHORTLISTED AS EUROPE’S BEST was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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) Tags:awardsRory Gallagher Festvallast_img read more

REMEMBERING KRIS HERMANN

first_imgTHE WOMAN WHO SPEARHEADED THE CREATION OF SIOUX CITY’S LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL HAS PASSED AWAY.79 YEAR OLD KRIS HERMANN DIED WEDNESDAY AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.HERMANN LOST HER SON, CORPORAL JON HERMANN, IN 1993 IN A PLANE CRASH WHILE HE WAS SERVING WITH THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.SHE WAS A FIXTURE AT THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY AT THE MONUMENT THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN OFFICERS AND LAST MAY SPOKE ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO HER:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HERMANN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…IT HELPS. :15SHERIFF DAVE DREW SAYS HERMANN’S EFFORTS LED TO THE CREATION OF THE MEMORIAL LOCATED BETWEEN CITY HALL AND THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HERMANN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…APPRECIATE HER. ;19SHERIFF DREW TOOK FLOWERS TO HERMANN IN 2016 AT HER NURSING HOME WHEN SHE WAS TOO ILL TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.HERMANN ALSO WORKED FOR YEARS AT THE SIOUX CITY JOURNAL AND HELPED PRODUCE THE SIOUX CITY PRESS CLUB’S ANNUAL GRIDIRON SHOW.FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KRIS HERMANN ARE PENDING THROUGH MEYER BROTHERS COLONIAL CHAPEL.last_img read more