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Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “We are aware of the level of demand of the team each season. We are Real Madrid and we always want more. We must reinforce the present and at the same time strengthen the future.”Real, however, has also been linked to a move for Chelsea’s Belgium World Cup star Eden Hazard, who indicated on Saturday he was keen to leave the London club.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Road Warriors get ‘newfound confidence’ after Asia League Super 8 stint Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Brazilian PSG’s footballer Neymar Junior, arrives to participate in the charity auction of the Neymar Jr. Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDABrazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.“I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.”Although Neymar insisted Thursday he was staying in Paris, reports persisted that a move could be on the cards.British media reports said Thursday PSG were open to the possibility of selling Neymar.Madrid president Florentino Perez meanwhile said the club was determined to reinforce its squad following Ronaldo’s departure.“Real has a great squad that is going to be reinforced with magnificent players,” Perez said earlier this week.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving to PSG from Barcelona in a record 222 million euro ($264 million) deal, has repeatedly been linked to a move to Real Madrid.The European champions have issued a series of statements in recent weeks denying they have an interest in signing the 26-year-old striker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Speculation of a Neymar move to the Bernabeu has intensified in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock move to Juventus, a development that has left a vacancy at Madrid for an elite, superstar player.“In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player,” a Real Madrid statement said last week. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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President Weah Names 83 to Cabinet

first_imgMinister Tarpeh: “Fronting has over the years undermined the essence of Liberianization policy.” Wilson Tarpeh heads Commerce Ministry; Jefferson Koijee, Mayor of MonroviaThe Executive Mansion has released a list of 83 cabinet appointments so far by President George Manneh Weah, subject to confirmation by the Senate, where applicable. Ministers-designate include: Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Prof. Ansu Sonii, Ministry of Education; Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection; Gesler Murray, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy; D. Zogar Wilson, Ministry of Youth and Sports; and Varney Sirleaf, Minister of Internal Affairs.Interestingly, the name of Justice Minister-designate, Cllr. Charles Gibson, is not on the list, though his suspension by the Supreme Court of Liberia was lifted late this week, just days after he finally paid back money that he siphoned after collection on behalf of his client, foreign businessman Anwar Saoud. However, Presidential Press Secretary Sam Mannah told the Daily Observer that President Weah has not rescinded Cllr. Gibson’s appointment; therefore the appointment still stands.Lenn Eugene Nagbe will remain at the helm of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), as will Mary T. Broh at the General Services Agency (GSA); Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS); Florence Brandy, Montserrado County (Superintendent); and Lemuel Reeves, Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).Also in the security sector, James Henric Pearson, Jr. will head the National Security Agency (NSA), while Trokon Roberts will head the Executive Protection Service (EPS).President Weah has also appointed Archibald Bernard as Legal Advisor to the President; as well as CDC deputy secretary-general Janga Kowo, Comptroller General, Republic of Liberia; and CDC youth chairman Jefferson Koijee, Mayor, City of Monrovia.The full list of names also includes deputy and assistant ministers-designate as well as director-generals-designate, a number of who are being retained from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration. Eddie Tawalie Assistant Minister-designate for Correction and Rehabilitation, is listed under Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, instead of Ministry of Justice, his actual assignment.Mannah also noted that the President, through these appointments, “is trying to demonstrate that he is dedicated to the empowerment of women and youth.”See full list of appointments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES GAA RESULTS, FIXTURES & NEWS

first_imgLeague results – SeniorGlenfin 1-11 Four Masters 1-5Termon beat Aodh RuadhLeague results – JuniorKilcar 5-7 Naomh Mhuire 2-3Division 2 result – Ardara 4-17 Naomh Conaill 2-5  Coaching the Female Athlete WorkshopWednesday 18th April @ 7.30pm in Clanree Hotel, LetterkennyThis theory workshop is aimed at managers and coaches of female teams. It will highlight areas that should be addressed when coaching and managing female players including the psychological and physiological differences from men. It will also look at the rules of the ladies game and help coaches gain a better understanding of their role. The workshop will be delivered by the Ulster GAA Ladies Development Officer, Sheena Kelly. This workshop is FREE of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please text name and club to 086-1777104.All county league divisions 1, 2 and 3 get underway this weekend-Division 1 –Termon v Four MastersSt. Michael’s v St. EunansAodh Ruadh v TermonMoville v Robert EmmetsGlenfin v Four MastersDivision 2 –Milford v St. Mary’s ConvoyMalin v Mc CumhaillsArdara v Naomh ConaillDivision 3 –Bundoran v St. NaulsNaomh Bríd/Pettigo v Naomh MhuireBuncrana v Red Hugh’sTermon v CloughaneelyGaoth Dobhair v Naomh Padraig LiffordLevel 1 Ladies Coaching Course (over 2 days) on Saturday 14th April in Heeneys Inn, Ballbofey and Saturday 26th May at a central pitch location from 10am-4pm.All participants must be over 18 and completed the FUNdamentals course. Price is €50-55 depending on numbers & will confirm prior to course. Places limited so please text name and club to 086-1777104.   DONEGAL LADIES GAA RESULTS, FIXTURES & NEWS was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 LADIES GAA RESULTSFIXTURES & NEWSlast_img read more

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FORMER TANAISTE’S HEARTACHE AS HUSBAND LAID TO REST

first_imgFormer Tanaiste Mary Coughlan wept today as the tricolour from her husband’s coffin was presented to her.Garda David Charlton, 48, passed away at the weekend after a battle with cancer.He was given a full Garda escort to his funeral mass at St Mary’s Church in Frosses (pictured right), the coffin followed by Ms Coughlan and their two children, Cathal, 15, and Meave, 13. Former Taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen were among a host of former cabinet ministers at the funeral including FF leader Micheal Martin and Eamon O Cuiv.The North’s deputy first Minister Martin McGuinness was also at the Mass, as were representatives of the President and the Taoiseach. Mr Kenny had visited the wake at the family home on Monday night.As the coffin of Gda Charlton was carried into the chapel by colleagues at Glenties Garda Station, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan presented the tricolour to Ms Coughlan.Parish priest Father John McLoone told mourners that Gda Charlton, a native of Mayo, had been looking forward to Sunday’s TV coverage of the All-Ireland semi-final. He said David had no fear of dying and had a strong belief.Fr McLoone said he had planned to join David at home for the Mayo and Dublin game but sadly passed away the night before.“I know he had a good seat for the All Ireland semi-final,” he said.   FORMER TANAISTE’S HEARTACHE AS HUSBAND LAID TO REST was last modified: September 4th, 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:Bertie AhernBrian CowenDavid Charltonmary coughlanlast_img read more

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Donegal centre has longest waiting list in country for driving tests

first_imgA Donegal driving has the longest waiting list for driving tests in the country.Buncrana tops the waiting list charts with drivers having to wait an average of up to 19.3 weeks to get a test.Letterkenny drivers must wait an average of up to 13.3 weeks while drivers in Donegal Town must wait an average of up to 15.6 weeks to sit their test. The Road Safety Authority aims to have a national average waiting time of no longer than 10 weeks.New rules are incoming which would see learner drivers who drive unaccompanied face penalty points and the car being driven to be seized by gardaí.The legislation has been delayed drawing criticism from road safety campaigners.Transport Minister Shane Ross has also drawn anger from TDs who say he is out of touch with rural living and long waiting times for driving tests nationally are often cited by people who say the new laws will put rural residents at a disadvantage. Donegal centre has longest waiting list in country for driving tests was last modified: April 12th, 2018 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:donegaldrivinglearnertestslast_img read more

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Play Your Part ambassadors off to US

first_img2014 Mandela Washington Fellows during the Summit with President Obama. (Image: Young African Leaders Initiative)Two Play Your Part ambassadors have been chosen to participate in President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme for Young African Leaders.Bongekile Radebe and Sandiso Sibisi are both social entrepreneurs devoted to improving the lives of others.Radebe is a 23-year-old woman from Mohlakeng, in Randfontein. She’s a passionate, value-driven and dynamic young leader who works in youth development and social entrepreneurship.Sibisi has been leading and participating in community development for six years. Her most relevant contribution has been towards the development of previously disadvantaged young women.THE FELLOWSHIPThe Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders began in 2014 and is the flagship programme of the American president’s Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali), which empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.In 2016, the fellowship will give 1 000 outstanding young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to hone their skills at an American higher education institution. They will also receive support for their professional development once they return home.The fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organisations, institutions, communities, and countries.In 2015, fellows represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa; 50% were women. It was the first time 76% of the fellows spent a substantial period of time in the United States.HER DESTINYBongekile Radebe is passionate about women empowerment. Radebe has been recognised as a future promising leader by Destiny magazine. Her passion for female leadership led her to found Her Destiny, a social enterprise that has partnered with Toni Glass, the tea company. Her Destiny influences empowering conversations between young women in connecting generations, improving personal development and understanding financial literacy.Her Destiny helps young women to participate in the economic acceleration of South Africa, to talk about issues that affect women the most and to work together to overcome challenges.Through Her Destiny, for every Toni Glass bottle of iced tea sold, R1 is contributed to their Young Women’s Education Fund. The fund helps to ease the living experience of young women at university.Radebe is a patriotic young South African who plays her part by promoting the culture of nation building.BORN TO SUCCEEDSandiso Sibisi is helping skill women in the business sphere.Sibisi has been leading and participating in community development for six years. Her most relevant contribution has been in the development of previously disadvantaged young women.Her programme, Born to Succeed, primarily focuses on business skills training, professional development, job placement and mentoring of unemployed young women in Gauteng.She founded the organisation, as well as took charge of all fundraising activities, and designed, organised and marketed the programme. Today it is staffed by an administrator, communications officer, project manager and marketer. It attracts previously disadvantaged young women from all over the country and appeals to Johannesburg investors.Sibisi also serves on the bursary committee of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa. The committee focuses on helping previously disadvantaged, bright students from rural communities get university funding.last_img read more

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Record year for South African wine exports

first_img15 January 2014 The South African wine industry topped its previous export record in 2013, with volumes sold reaching 525.7-million litres, a 26% increase on the previous high achieved in 2012, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) said in a statement on Monday. Strong year-on-year growth occurred in established and newer markets. Wosa’s new CEO, Siobhan Thompson, attributed the dramatic growth to a bumper harvest that allowed South Africa to fill the gap created by a poor European harvest as well as to penetrate new markets. Sales to the UK, still the country’s biggest export destination, accounting for just over one-fifth of total export volumes last year, rose 21% to 111.2-million litres. Volumes to Germany, where South Africa is the biggest “New World” supplier, increased by 24% to 96.5-million litres, while exports to Russia were up 18% to 37.3-million litres. “It is encouraging that strong gains were achieved in the UK and Germany, our two biggest markets, where packaged wines in particular showed very healthy growth,” Thompson said. “Packaged wines to the UK were up 31% and to Germany by 17%. At the same time, exports also grew across an increasingly broad range of other markets.” She said the substantial growth in Russian sales was partly the result of the shortfall in the European harvest, where in some cases yields were the lowest in 40 years. “This was also the reason South African sales to wine-producing countries such as France, Italy and Spain increased so dramatically. However, we see as significant the impressive growth in high potential markets such as the US, where we are confident of achieving long-term growth.” Thompson said exports to the US, a market of fast-growing importance to the country, increased by 37%, buoyed by improved distribution and ongoing positive media exposure. This included very favourable reviews in high-profile wine publications such as Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate and among the very influential blogger fraternity. The US is currently the world’s biggest market for wines. Strong gains were also achieved in Denmark, where packaged sales were up by 21%, and good inroads were made in many of Africa’s major economies as well as in Japan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Overall, white wine sales rose by almost 18%, and reds by 22%. Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Merlot saw the biggest increase in volumes exported. “South Africa is increasingly perceived as the source of interesting, original and well-made wines, able to appeal to Americans eager to expand their repertoire,” Thompson said. “This is a very good positioning from which to build our base, particularly as we target Millennials, who are especially eager to encounter new taste experiences.” She noted that the increase in bulk volumes of wines exported, from 59% in 2012 to 65% in 2013, was largely because of opportunistic buying on world markets prompted by the poor European harvest. This situation was not unique to South Africa, she said, and had affected other New World wine-producing countries as well. SAinfo reporter and Wines of South Africalast_img read more

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Protest against extortion by extremists hits life in Dimapur

first_imgLife in Dimapur, Nagaland’s commercial hub, was affected on Wednesday as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against “illegal taxation,” or extortion, by extremist groups and criminal organisations.The Public Action Committee of the Naga Council, Dimapur, which organised the rally, urged the government of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to crack down on these outfits.At least five outfits, including the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, collect “tax” periodically. Government and corporate employees have to shell out 22-24% of their salary and traders and the self-employed are required to pay more.“The State government must immediately stop all illegal taxation… It must also ban the syndicate and lease system and unauthorised collection centres run in and around Dimapur by unions and organisations, including Naga political groups [extremist groups] and government agencies, causing uncontrolled inflation,” the committee said in a statement.This is the second protest against the government’s failure to prevent extortion by extremist groups, almost all of which have declared a ceasefire. Another civil society organisation, Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation, staged a rally in September last year, demanding ‘one group one tax.’ The organisation had resolved that the people pay ‘tax’ to only one extremist group.last_img read more

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Indian T20 and ODI squads for South Africa series to be picked on September 20

first_imgThe Indian squad for the three T20 Internationals and five ODIs for the upcoming series against South Africa will be announced in Bengaluru on Sunday, September 20.Meanwhile it was also announced that a Borad President’s XI team will take on South Africans in the warm-up T20 game at the Airforce Ground in Palam on September 29.”The meeting of the All-India Senior Selection Committee of the BCCI will be held on Sunday, the 20th of September 2015, at 12 PM at Hotel JW Marriot (UB City), Bengaluru, to select the Indian teams for the upcoming T20 Internationals (three matches) and One Day Internationals (Five matches) against South Africa,” BCCI release stated.Also read: Fearless Team India ready for formidable South Africa – Ashwin “The committee will also select the Board President’s XI team to play the only T20 practice match against South Africa at Palam Cricket Ground, Delhi on 29th September 2015,” the release added.As is the norm in the current regime, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil will address the media after the selection committee meeting is over.last_img read more

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Jamia names its sports complex after Tiger Pataudi

first_imgNew Delhi, May 14 (PTI) The Jamia Milia Islamia today named its new sports complex after late Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and unveiled a pavilion named after former opener Virender Sehwag, who was an alumnus of the university. Pataudis wife and yesteryears actress Sharmila Tagore unveiled a plaque naming the Sports Complex after her late husband, popularly known as Tiger Pataudi, at a function attended by Sehwag, Jamia Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad and senior faculty members, officials and students of the university. The complex was earlier known as Bhopal Ground as the land on which it is located was donated to the university by Pataudis mother Sajida Sultan, the Begum of Bhopal. Speaking on the occasion, Sharmila said, “I have no doubt Tiger would have said put the sports first and foremost at the centre of every decision you take.” Prof. Talat Ahmad talked about the contribution made by Pataudi to cricket and said he was one of the most successful captain India has seen until now. While expressing his gratitude for the honour, Sehwag who had graduated from the University in 2001-02, remembered his days in the university and asked the students to take interest in sports. Pataudi played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975, scoring 2,793 runs at an average of 34.91, including 6 Test centuries. He captained the Indian side in 40 of his 46 matches. His most memorable victories included Indias first ever overseas Test win, against New Zealand in 1968. Sehwag, on the other hand, played his first one-dayer in 1999 and joined the Indian Test Team in 2001. He scored 8586 Test runs, while piling 8273 runs in ODIs. The newly named Sports Complex has indoor games facilities, a cricket ground, football field, basketball and lawn tennis courts. Ranji Trophy matches are a regular feature at the cricket ground. PTI PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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