No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls SAPA said the chicken on that occasion was dyed in the team’s colors and had its claws bound by black tape. The agency quoted fan John Okoro as calling the refusal “ridiculous.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria’s colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match against Burkina Faso, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chicken on plates, no problem. In the stadiums, not so much.A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Some fans dye chickens in the national colors as a good luck symbol, including those from Nigeria, who play Argentina on Saturday in Kaliningrad.Russia’s Interfax news agency quotes regional culture and tourism minister Andrei Yermak as saying “fans from Nigeria asked whether they could bring a chicken to the stadium. It’s their symbol and people support the team with them at all the games. We told them they can’t bring a live chicken at all.”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 crownIf Nigerian fans want to support their team elsewhere, Yermak says a government advice hotline can “advise them where to buy a chicken. We’re prepared to satisfy even the most eccentric requests.”Nigeria got a similar refusal at the 2010 World Cup, when the South African Press Association reported Nigerian fans were angered their chicken wasn’t allowed into the stadium in Johannesburg. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurslast_img read more

Ellen Pumps US$50K for Nagbe Pro-Temp Bid?

first_imgCredible sources close to the Capitol Building and the Executive Mansion have disclosed the alleged interference of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the election of the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate.The Liberian Senate is poised to elect a Pro-Temp to complete the unexpired tenure of Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley, who lost last December 20 Special Senatorial Election.  The new Pro-Temp will end former Senator Findley’s mandate of only three more years and then the Senate will head again for fresh elections for a new Pro Temp.According to our sources, President Sirleaf has dished out an initial US$50,000 in order to have a say in who is elected to the post.It was revealed that the amount was released to an influential and outgoing senator in order to rally support for the candidacy of Senator Joseph Nagbe of Sinoe County.Senator Nagbe, who comes from the Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD), an opposing political party to the President’s Unity Party, announced his intension to contest for the position, a pronouncement that has generated huge support from the Presidency, sources said.“As she did in the case of the [immediate] former Pro-Temp’s election which enabled her to ‘remote control’ the Senate,” observed our sources,  “Madam Sirleaf is now treading a path in which she’s using money, the clergy, cabinet ministers from a particular region, to influence individual senator’s votes to elect Nagbe as Pro-Temp.”Our sources further stated that the President has allegedly instructed a few influential outgoing senators from the Southeastern region, among others, to rally the required votes to ensure that Nagbe is elected before their retirement from the Senate.“The thing is clear by the physical appearances of these influential senators on the grounds of the Capitol Building every day. Even though they are now out of the Legislature, they keep visiting the Capitol Building regularly and holding meetings with their remaining colleagues,” our sources reported.The intent is to have a Senate that she can either work with or control relative to legislative governance as was done in the case of Findley.When contacted, Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek M. Piah responded: “Rubish and nonsense,” meaning that the whole allegation has no iota of truth.Meanwhile, over 18 senators, both old and new, yesterday gathered for a feast on Cooper’s Farm, on the outskirts of Kakata City, Margibi County.The purpose was to form acquaintances as the Legislature is set to return on Monday, January 12, 2015 as required by the 1986 Liberian Constitution.A cow was slaughtered for the meal by the host, Senator Oscar Cooper, who used the occasion to officially announce to his colleagues his intention to vie for the Pro-Temp post.According to Sen. Cooper, his Unity Party has endorsed him for the top seat and all he needed was the blessing of his colleagues and his fellow partisan, the Chief Executive.Sources hinted that other senators from the Southeastern Region who support Nagbe, declined to join the party in Kakata, a move they considered a “betrayal to Nagbe.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ALP Warns Prez. Sirleaf against Binding Liberia

first_imgThe All Liberian Party (ALP) has cautioned Liberians that the country is in danger of being sold off and has called on citizens to join the movement to take back their country and restrain the Unity Party-led administration from committing the country to any long-term contracts and agreements that will unduly obligate succeeding governments. Mr. Urey urged Liberians to be mindful because the Sirleaf government is now seeking to deceive the people by embarking on projects that they could not fulfill in more than ten years and would be difficult and unrealizable in the remaining months of this government. This government has brought too much stress on the nation and has become abusive of the rights and dignity of the people by subjecting them to unbearable hardships, said Mr. Urey. The ALP Political Leader was speaking in the Red Light commercial district of Paynesville last weekend to a group of marketers who pledged to support his candidacy for President, according to an ALP press release. Mr. Urey told the marketers that the ALP will provide an alternative leadership to replace the Sirleaf-Boakai hegemony and provide hope for a new Liberia. He pledged that under an ALP government, the price of rice, the country’s staple, will be reduced, improved medical and education services accessible to all and more job opportunities, while at the same time providing security and protecting the civil liberties and rights of Liberians and all those residing within its borders. Mr. Urey said that a majority of Liberians are going to bed hungry on a daily basis, while President Sirleaf and her cronies are bleeding the nation’s coffers leaving the economy wobbling on the brink of collapse, according to the press release. He said the Sirleaf government is insulting the intelligence of the Liberian people and creating more bitterness by projecting Vice President Joseph Boakai as their new Standard Bearer when the UP government has fallen far below the standard of national leadership for Liberia. The ALP leader admonished Liberians to make wise decisions during the 2017 elections by rejecting the Sirleaf Unity Party and their collaborators for their failure to improve the living standards of the Liberian people. Mr. Urey assured the Red Light marketers that when elected President, he will seek to advance their commercial activities by placing more emphasis on indigenous businesses and made in Liberia products, vowing to ensure that all Liberians have a stake in the wealth and resources of their country. The failure of the Sirleaf government to provide improved health services, reliable electricity and water, a sound education system and a dependable airport, among others, cannot be achieved in the remaining months of her government, said Mr. Urey. He said his party will soon embark on a “take back Liberia” movement across Liberia, as a patriotic campaign to sensitize Liberians on the importance of direct involvement in the governance of their country. The ALP, he said, will continue to reach out to other opposition parties, irrespective of their ideologies, to work for the common good of the country, to retire the Sirleaf-Boakai team, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Update to fatal crash on Highway 97 south of Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP, Peace Region Traffic Services and Emergency Services responded to a fatal collision this morning, Wednesday, June 5, at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Highway 97 between 229 and 235 Roads south of Dawson Creek.According to RCMP, upon arrival, it was determined that a collision occurred between a northbound Ford F550 service truck and a southbound Jeep Cherokee.RCMP say the lone driver of the Jeep, a 59-year-old woman from the Peace Region, died in the crash.- Advertisement -The lone driver of the Ford, a 36-year-old man also from the Peace Region, sustained only minor injuries.Police are continuing to investigate the cause of this collision.Anyone with information regarding this collision is being asked to call the Peace Region Traffic Services in Dawson Creek at 250-784-3700, citing file 2019-3847.Advertisement Police will not be releasing any further information at this time.The Highway was closed and has since reopened.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Liverpool to register third successive win against Sunderland?

first_imgSimon Clare, spokesman for Coral, joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.He looks ahead to Liverpool’s clash with Sunderland at Anfield, as the Reds look to register a third successive win, and talkSPORT’s live game between Manchester City and Everton.He also brings us the latest prices on the contenders for a top four finish in the Premier League, revealing Arsenal and Manchester United are odds-on to seal a Champions League qualification spot, and discusses Ronnie O’Sullivan’s bid to win the Coral UK Snooker ChampionshipCoral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

DONEGAL BRIDES OF ALL AGES TO WEAR THEIR DRESSES AGAIN FOR CHARITY

first_imgIt’s the most expensive dress most women will ever buy – even if they only ever wear it once.But now a Donegal charity are giving brides of all ages the chance to wear their original wedding dres once again.Hundreds of ladies, young and not so young, are planning to attend the charity ball in the Villa Rose Hotel in aid of Donegal Action Cancer Care. The event is taking place on Saturday February 4th. It is an opportunity to wear what is possibly the most expensive dress you have ever owned one more time whilst supporting Donegal Action Cancer Care and the breast unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.Those don’t have a wedding dress can wear a bridesmaids dress, evening gown or Mother of the bride outfit… anything goes.Organisers are hoping the ladies will be escorted by their husbands (who need not wear full wedding attire).However if it’s just not their thing then why not make it a Ladies Night Out with your bridesmaids and closest friends, an opportunity to get all dressed up and relive one of the best parts about your wedding day….your wedding dress. Tickets are €39 each; this includes a champagne reception 4-course gourmet meal and Dancing to one of Donegal’s liveliest wedding bands followed by DJ. For more information on this unique event please contact Leona or Rhonda at the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on 074-9132266 or email weddings@villarose.netLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL BRIDES OF ALL AGES TO WEAR THEIR DRESSES AGAIN FOR CHARITY was last modified: January 22nd, 2012 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:Donegal Breast Cancer CareVilla Rosewedding dresseslast_img read more

Hart finds 2nd scoring source

first_img Hart opens the second half today against Valencia, then plays host to defending champion Canyon on Tuesday. The Indians finish the regular season with a rematch against Saugus on Feb. 9. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Golden Valley, preparing to join the Foothill League next season, is succeeding with a lineup of underclassmen. Sophomore Rodrigo De Santiago has scored 18 goals, and sophomore Ahmad Yacoub has 16 goals after his second hat trick of the season Monday. The defense rests: Foothill League teams got Tuesday off and begin the second round of league play today. The break was a welcome chance for injured players to recuperate; the league’s defenders, in particular, have been hit by injuries. Among those recently injured was Saugus sweeper Nathan Bevel, who hurt his ankle during Friday’s game against Hart, which has some banged-up defenders of its own. “We think he’ll be all right,” Saugus coach Seth Groller said. “When it happened, I was scared it was going to be worse. The first thing that went through my mind was we had a guy a couple years ago go down on a play just like that in almost the same spot, and it was pretty bad.” The race resumes: The second half of Foothill play begins with Hart (4-0-1 in league) clinging to a three-point lead in the standings over Saugus (3-1-1 in league). The Indians could have gained more breathing room Friday but settled for a 1-1 tie with Saugus. With record-setting scorer Matt Valaika drawing increasing attention from opponents, it is becoming more important for Hart High’s boys’ soccer team to find other sources of offense. Forward Richard Underwood is frequently that source. Underwood likely would be the go-to forward if he played elsewhere in the Foothill League, but with the Indians he’s simply a steady producer who can quietly go about his job while Valaika and his school-record 32 goals steal the spotlight. “Richard Underwood has been picking up slack,” Hart coach Robert Ramirez said. “He’s a strong finisher. He gives a lot of teams problems.” Golden debut: In its first varsity season, Golden Valley has ensured itself of a winning record. The Grizzlies improved to 8-1-1 by routing Santa Clarita Christian 5-0 Monday. last_img read more

Dispute over waste settled

first_img The material was placed there by S&S, not Smith & Thompson, Moll said. Stephen Doniger, an attorney for the neighbors, said earlier tests showed e coli and fecal coliform bacteria at levels that if found on a beach would cause it to be closed to the public. Tests also detected hydrogen sulfide gas and hydrated lime was found on the property, he said. If tests now indicate that contaminants are at levels they would not cause any further harm in a landfill, as county officials say, it is because of mixing materials to dilute it and because of the passage of time, Doniger said. The California Integrated Waste Management Board voted in December to appropriate $250,000 for cleaning up the property if the owners failed to take action. Hickling said the material will be hauled away at the owners’ expense but under county supervision. The new operators have been very cooperative, he added. Other material had been hauled away last year under county supervision, Hickling said. When Smith and Dunbar were arrested last September, state officials said an investigation showed 331 occasions when waste was picked up but never taken where it was supposed to go. On 273 occasions, somebody forged signatures on documents indicating that the waste had been delivered to disposal facilities, state officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A waste-hauling firm whose former operator was accused of violating environmental laws will pay to haul away illegally stockpiled waste, officials said. Piled in mounds up to 8 feet tall on Smith & Thompson’s property, the waste material will be taken away by Waste Management trucks beginning next week to the Lancaster landfill. “It’s inert material. It’s not going to cause any harm by going to the Lancaster landfill,” said Norm Hickling, an aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Sherwin Smith, co-owner of sister firm S&S, and former truck driver Marvin Dunbar have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges filed against them by Los Angeles County prosecutors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Smith, who is charged with 36 felony counts of grand theft, illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste, and forgery, is out on bond. Dunbar, who is charged with one count of grand theft, is free based on a written promise to appear in court. Neighbors to the West Avenue L-9 property said in court papers that fumes and dust coming off the property burned their eyes and made breathing difficult, asserting that septic-tank waste was mixed in with other waste to camouflage it. The neighbors obtained a court order last October barring Smith & Thompson from storing more waste on its property, and ordering it to make sure the existing waste didn’t blow away or seep into the ground. Neighbors said they had to take action because city and county officials were not acting quickly enough. County officials wanted the material – identified by government officials as pumice, a substance used in the stone-wash process for blue jeans – tested thoroughly before it was taken away to make sure it does not cause any further problems, Hickling said. “We had to spend about $22,000 in testing to find out there was nothing in it. There were no hazards or toxins,” said Gary Moll, an attorney for Smith & Thompson. last_img read more

Conroy meets up with Flames for first time

first_img Cowan will leave the decision to suit up or not to the coaches. “Another practice might be helpful just to get back into the swing of things,” Cowan said. “But if it’s not Sunday definitely Tuesday.” Sean Avery returned to the ice after suffering an ankle sprain in Wednesday’s win over Colorado. Avery missed Thursday’s win over Dallas, and a decision on his status will be made today. “He looked much improved,” Kings coach Andy Murray said. Vincent Bonsignore can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It helps that the Kings (6-2) are coming off two consecutive road wins, in which Conroy broke out of an early slump with two goals and five assists. “I’m excited,” Conroy said. “It’s a chance to play your former team, it’s at home and it’s a big game for us because we’d love to go to 7-2. It’s going to be fun to play against those guys.” It’s been a long wait for Craig Conroy, but the Kings center will finally take the ice against his former team tonight when Calgary visits Staples Center. Conroy played three seasons with the Calgary Flames and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003-2004 before signing with the Kings as a free agent later that summer. The NHL lockout delayed his reunion with his former teammates for more than a year, but now that the day is here he’s definitely looking forward to it. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Flames hardly resemble the team Conroy played with and return just 10 players from the club that lost to Tampa Bay in seven games in the finals. That may account for their slow start this year; the Flames have won only four of their first eight games. “It’s definitely a different team, but the expectations are always high in Calgary,” Conroy said. “We just want to play our game, hopefully get off to a quick start and put them in a position to have to play catch-up.” Conroy was surprised to hear there’s been talk in Calgary that the Flames miss their former center, although he doesn’t hold a grudge that the team didn’t bring him back. Conroy said it simply was a decision by coach/general manager Darryl Sutter. Jeff Cowan practiced for the first time Saturday since suffering a groin injury that’s kept him out of six games, although it’s uncertain if he’ll play against the Flames. “It’s been a nagging injury and it’s taken it’s time healing, but the last couple of days have been good on the ice and it felt great to get out there today with the guys,” Cowan said. last_img read more

Raiders vs. 49ers: Security stepped up at Levi’s Stadium to thwart any rivalry violence

first_imgSANTA CLARA — To help keep the peace among rival fan bases in the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, officials are planning extra security measures including boosting the number of undercover officers –sporting jerseys of both teams — out in force at Levi’s Stadium.“The history of games between these two teams is known to us,” Santa Clara police Capt. Wahid Kazem said, acknowledging previous violent clashes among fans. “This will be quite different …last_img read more