This is the fourth Gold Abigail Tere-Apisah picked up in the competition defeating New Caledonia’s Yaelle Honakoko.Tere-Apisah won in straight sets 6-1 6-2 in the women’s singles against Honakoko.Meanwhile Abigail’s niece, Violet Apisah (PNG) missed out in bronze just after 2pm going down to New Caledonia’s Ana Pain.Apisah lost 2 sets to 1 in a long drawn out match that lasted two hours.Pain won the match 6-4 1-6 6-4.Pain won Gold in the 2011 Pacific Games in tennis however did not make it to the Gold medal play off.
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 PBA: Magnolia dismantles Columbian Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Don’t be surprised if Rene Catalan’s next fight is for the ONE world title.He certainly deserves a shot.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But before his rise to relevance in the cage, Catalan first had to overcome early adversities in his career.Catalan was 35 when he made his MMA debut back in 2013. He lost his first two assignments against former world champions Alex Silva and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.The 40-year-old Catalan has been on a resurgence since and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down just yet.“That is my ultimate dream before retiring, winning a World Championship,” said Catalan, a wushu gold medalist in the 2006 Asian Games.“I know that it won’t get easier, but I’m gonna hurdle every obstacle and I’m gonna take out everything that gets in my way of reaching my dreams.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catalan made a strong case for the strawweight strap after toppling former world champion Yoshitaka Naito in ONE: Reign of Valor in Myanmar.“I’m really happy because I’m one step closer now to my dreams which is a world title shot,” said Catalan, who improved his record to 6-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Naito is well experienced, and he really showed why he’s a former World Champion. I’m just really happy to get the win.”It was Catalan’s sixth consecutive victory and it certainly put himself in a great position to contend for the strawweight championship, which will be disputed by Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta and Joshua “Passion” Pacio in ONE: Roots of Honor on 12 April in Manila. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ
Benjamin Harris (BnB) defeated Roland J. Boykai (HERB) 2-0 (477-406 and 473-236 points) in the finals of the two-day (Feb. 11 & 13) first national awareness scrabble tournament organized by the National Scrabble Association of Liberia (NSAL).Held at the J. L. Gibson Memorial School on Gurley Street, Monrovia, Joseph Gegeh (T4N) defeated J. B. Boima Kiazolu Sr., (Tarzan) 2-0 in two games to clinch 3rd place.For the awards, BnB received a cash prize of L$3, 500; second place prize of L$2, 500 went to HERB; third place prize of L$1, 500 went to T4N and the final prize of L$1, 000 went to Tarzan.The acting president of the National Scrabble Association, Fomba Swaray, said during the presentation of the prizes that the association is planning a series of tournaments that will be climaxed by a national tournament.“We are determined to take ourselves serious and better give scrabble its due recognition in the country,” Swaray, who plays under the name ‘Scrabbler’ said.He said the money used to award the winners came from fellow scrabbler, Kanio B. Gbalar.Swaray said his administration is endeavoring to gain national and international recognition that will ensure the progressive development of scrabble in the country.Contributing, Philip Gibson (Master G), who participated in the tournament and whose premises were used for the tournament, said the successful completion of the tournament was a good sign of progress. “We must continue to elevate scrabble to another level where we can get it to schools in the country,” Gibson said.Meanwhile responding after he received the first place award, Harris (BnB) expressed appreciation for the prizes and said it was meant to encourage the members, but the real motivator was the love for the scrabble.“We want scrabble to be national game that is played nationally and internationally,” Harris said. There were 35 participants in the tournament. Some of players were varney A. Freeman (Boffin), Brima Cooper (BC), Snosio Twegbay (ExFire) and Alvin Roberts (Wizard).Others were Cephus Ross (Blade), Malek V. Al Sherif (Topaz), Daniel Harris (Danio), Alex Jackson (Proxy), Jonathan Wesley (Ozark), Lemuel Gibson (Lem), Alex Kamara, (Boss), among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic the opportunity to seek regular game time elsewhere amid reported interest from the MLS.The 36-year-old striker had been linked with a move to the United States before he joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.However, the Swedish star made a remarkable recovery to return to action in November, only to suffer a recurrence of the problem the following month.The recent arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal is likely to limit his chances for Mourinho’s side, and the Portuguese coach will not stand in Ibrahimovic’s way if he wants to move on in the final days of the January transfer window.Commenting on the exit rumours, Mourinho said: “He told me nothing about it. The first time I read or heard something about that was from the media. He never mentioned that to me so I don’t know.“Zlatan is in the last year of his contract. If that is true and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country, we are here to help and to create conditions for that to happen, not to make his life difficult.“The last thing that Zlatan told me was that he wants to recover totally and feel ready to help the team. He is working hard to be fit. He is not injured, he is in a moment of trying to feel really ready for the demands of Premier League football.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Joe Thornton’s much-anticipated return to Boston ended quickly. The Bruins’ former captain was ejected less than six minutes into Tuesday night’s game for checking his close friend Hal Gill from behind, but San Jose still dominated 6-2 without the league’s fourth-leading scorer as Josh Langfeld scored his first two goals of the season and the Sharks added three power-play goals. Thornton was “in shock” that he got a game misconduct and an automatic ejection 5:13 into the game. Even Gill was surprised. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Everybody’s been waiting for this game and Joe didn’t last but two shifts,” said Wilson, who also was “shocked” by the call. “What’s even worse is we won’t be back here for three years so the Bruin fans and all his buddies won’t see him for three years here in Boston. That’s a shame.” Gill said Thornton apologized to him. Blackhawks 4, Capitals 3 (OT ): Chicago ended its 10-game losing streak, blowing a three-goal lead before Kyle Calder scored with 2:59 left in overtime for a win over Washington. Rangers 4, Flames 2 : Petr Sykora had a goal and assist in his N.Y. debut, and Jason Ward snapped a third-period tie to lift the Rangers over Calgary. Hurricanes 3, Red Wings 2 : Erik Cole had a goal and an assist in a fast-paced first period and Carolina held on to beat Detroit in the only matchup of the season between two of the top teams in the NHL. “Maybe it’s a penalty, maybe it isn’t,” said Gill, who suffered a pinched nerve in his left shoulder and didn’t return. “I think what he got was too much.” So did Sharks coach Ron Wilson. Oilers 3, Penguins 1 : Shawn Horcoff recorded the hat trick, including the seventh short-handed goal allowed by Pittsburgh this season, as Edmonton won easily. Senators 7, Coyotes 2 : Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and two assists in his return from a rib injury and Bryan Smolinski added three assists to lead Ottawa past Phoenix. Predators 2, Islanders 1 : Steve Sullivan scored twice to lead Nashville over New York. Canucks 4, Maple Leafs 3 : Alexandre Burrows scored his first career goal to help Vancouver beat Toronto. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Good News Exclusive! A loving mother arranged the perfect 21st birthday present for her son – a personal phonecall from music legend Garth Brooks.Evelyn McLaughlin thought she had nothing to lose by writing to the millionaire singer with her secret request for only child Malachy.The Dungloe woman didn’t know Garth’s address so she looked up his website and simply addressed the letter to Garth Brooks, The Ranch, Oklahoma, USA. She told Garth how her son was his biggest fan and how it would make his day if he could send Malachy a card.“I thought I had nothing to lose other than a few minutes writing a letter and didn’t really think too much more about it after that,” said mum Evelyn.But when an American voice appeared on the end of her mobile phone on Wednesday morning last, Evelyn knew it was for real.“I hadn’t told anyone I had written to Garth so I knew it must be true. “I didn’t want to disappoint Malachy if Garth didn’t come back to him so that’s why I kept it to myself.“Malachy was still half asleep in the bed when Garth called because we had partied a little too much on the actual night of his birthday the night before,” laughed Evelyn from Meenmore Road, Dungloe.Malachy McLaughlinMalachy had spent the previous night singing Garth Brook songs and went to bed a little worse for wear.But cool-as-a-cucumber Malachy simply took the call and chatted to the singer for almost half an hour about everything from music to the weather.Malachy explained to Garth, 51, how he suffered from a heart complaint, a transposition of the arteries, and had spent a lot of time at Crumlin’s Children Hospital and now The Mater. He also revealed how he has raised more than €8,000 as a thank you to Crumlin.And Garth even promised to send on Malachy a bag of goodies including some of his albumsMalachy said his philosophy is that everyone is equal and he wasn’t too phased by the fact of getting a birthday phonecall from a megastar.“We had a bit of craic and Garth was really sound. We just chatted about this and that and I told him I’d probably see him for a pint when he was over in Ireland again, said Malachy. EVELYN HAS FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES AFTER BIRTHDAY CALL FROM GARTH BROOKS! was last modified: April 20th, 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:dungloeEvelyn McLaughlinGarth BrooksMalachy McLaughlin
A 19 year old man has died in hospital after last night’s crash on the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road near Drumkeen.Shane Patton was rushed to the intensive care unit of Letterkenny General Hospital where he had serious head injuries, but Gardai confirmed a short time ago that he had passed away.Two other people involved in the crash, a 38-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, suffered multiple fractures. The crash is believed to have been a head-on collision between two cars.All three were rushed to hospital following a major operation by the emergency services.In a statement this evening Gardai said: “Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating a two car Fatal Road Traffic Collision which occurred at Callan, Drumkeen, Co Donegal (Main Ballybofey to Letterkenny Road on the N13).“The collision happened at approximately 23.59hrs on Wednesday 11th July 2012. “The 18 year old male driver of one of the cars (sole occupant) died this afternoon at Letterkenny GeneralHospital as a result of his injuries. The 38 year old male driver and 23 year old female passenger of the other vehicle where injured however it’s believed their injuries are not life threatening.“The road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened. Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100, The Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”Relatives and friends of Shane are comforting his mum and dad Julie and Martin and younger siblings Jason and Deena.Shane had just completed his Leaving Cert at St Columba’s in Stranorlar and was working in a local service station.The crash had led to the complete closure of the road from the Dry Arch roundabout to the Kilross junction close to Stranorlar. It was reopened an hour ago. The closure had led to traffic problems in the area with many people trying to find alternative routes to and from Letterkenny and to the Twin Towns and beyond.Garda forensic crash investigations spent the day at the scene.TEENAGER DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER DRUMKEEN CRASH was last modified: July 13th, 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:crashDrumkeenLetterkenny General HospitalLetterkenny to Ballybofey road
SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman’s best season as a 49er extends off the field. He is their nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, as announced Thursday morning by the NFL.Sherman’s community service efforts extend both near and far, such as through his Blanket Coverage foundation to help low-income students. He’s also spent this season making regular visits to the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and donating funds to various causes, such as covering school-cafeteria debts …
Johannesburg, Monday 16 July 2018 – Brand South Africa collaborated with Business Engage, and other business stakeholders to host an interactive dialogue in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, under the theme ‘The Centenary Business Summit – South Africa Open for Business.’ The business summit saw a delegation of U.S business leaders, and some of South Africa’s prominent leaders in the business community share thought leadership around globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, technology, doing business in Southern Africa and much more. The Centenary Business Summit “South Africa Open For Business”, was developed jointly by India Gary-Martin and Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage and President of the 30% club in conjunction with Sneha Shah, Managing Director for Africa at Thomson Reuters, the summit’s anchor sponsor. Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage, President of the 30% Club said: “The purpose of the delegation was to engage in thoughtful conversation with business leaders about the vision, business operating environment and challenges in attracting direct foreign investment to Southern Africa. The cohort constituted of senior executives with global responsibilities at some of the world’s largest and most well respected firms. They are widely recognised as business leaders, subject matter experts and trailblazers across their respective sectors.”Co-organiser of the Centenary Business Summit, and Founder of Leadership For Life (LFL), India Gary-Martin, who is a 25 year veteran of financial services and a proponent of the globalisation of African brands, explained that the platform has provided an opportunity for U.S based C-Suite executives to unpack the opportunities presented by South Africa. Gary-Martin said: “Our influence as business leaders is extremely important. We want to explore the opportunities that exist within purpose driven leadership. This is about leader to leader exchange, and interrogating best practice.” Key note speaker, Colin Coleman, who is the Managing Director and Head of Africa at Goldman Sachs shared insights on how South Africa and the world can live up to the values and principles of the late statesman Nelson Mandela – through concerted efforts that aim to positively impact society. “Let us not forget where we come from as a nation. In the 25 years since 1994, significant developments have been made for our society which have been enabled by our Constitution and democratic society. We see an increase in the creation of the black middle class, the country’s social welfare system provides support in the form of an to over 17 million South Africans – a system which also benefits corporates. “We aren’t without our challenges as a society. We have high levels of unemployment with the vast majority of those impacted being the youth. The structural design of the apartheid system still persists to this day which sees the mass of rural and peri-urban citizens being marginalized. “However, we are in a ‘new dawn’ – guided by the Ramaphosa administration and it is our responsibility collectively with government, business and civil society to unwind the racial divides in the economy and to maintain and further strengthen social cohesion in South Africa and in the rest of the continent,” said Coleman.
Torrential rains continue to batter parts of Gujarat, leading to floods in North Gujarat region. The state authorities have shifted more than 8,000 people from Banaskantha and Patan districts due to flooding in low lying areas while over 250 people stranded in floods were rescued by various agencies like NDRF, BSF and Air Force. According to Principal Secretary (Revenue) Pankaj Kumar, NDRF, Air Force, Army and other agencies are involved in rescue operations in affects parts. “Four choppers for rescue works in Banaskantha have been mobilised,” he said. Meanwhile, the government has issued high alert in North and Central Gujarat districts where the heavy to extremely heavy rains likely. So far, 7 persons have died in rain related incidents since July 20 while death toll since June 1, stands at 73. More than 900 animals have also died either being washed away in floods or in other related incidents.