LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines takes the first of two cracks at a Women’s World Cup berth when the Malditas battle a powerhouse China side on Monday night in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup at Amman International Stadium in Jordan.Coming off a stunning 2-1 win over Jordan on Saturday, the Malditas are looking to clinch a semifinal berth in the eight-team tournament that will also give them a first-ever Women’s World Cup spot in France.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I believe qualification will be achieved against Thailand and not against China,” said Benlarbi.If they finish third, the Malditas still have a chance as they battle the third placer in Group B.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With five spots allotted to Asia for the World Cup, the Malditas gave themselves the inside track to make the prestigious event after the victory over Jordan.But they will be the underdogs against the Chinese, who posted an emphatic 4-0 win over Thailand in their first game in Group A.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 the Malditas are unable to pick up at least a point against the Chinese, their clash against the Thais on Tuesday could determine their fate.Malditas’ French coach Rabah Benlarbi plans to rest some of his key players against China. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Thais clinch Davis Cup tie 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames
Jordan’s defender Anas Bani Yaseen, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group B soccer match between Australia and Jordan at Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — If Australia is going to retain the Asian Cup, the champions will have to do it the hard way.In the first big shock of the 2019 tournament, Jordan — the world’s 109th-ranked team — pulled off one of the biggest wins in its history by beating Australia 1-0 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “This will hurt everyone, I know that,” Australia captain Mark Milligan said. “It’s hurting me at the minute.”In the second game on Sunday, Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi to become the second highest-scoring active international player by netting two goals for India in its 4-1 win over Thailand.Chhetri moved onto 66 goals, one more than Messi. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (85) is ahead of him.Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua also scored for India, which climbed atop Group A above host nation United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who drew 1-1 on Saturday.Australia, the second-best team in the Asian conference behind Iran, has been in a similar position before at the Asian Cup — in 2007, the Socceroos drew their opener to Oman and then lost 3-1 to Iraq, only to qualify for the knockout stage by thrashing Thailand 4-0 in their last group game.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Anas Bani Yaseen was the match-winner, finding space following a short-corner routine by Jordan to guide in a near-post header in the 26th minute.Jordan had just 24 percent possession in the match and rode its luck under severe pressure in the second half, with Awer Mabil hitting the post for Australia and Jamie Maclaren having a goal disallowed for a narrow offside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi produced a double save in the last attack of the match, the referee blew the final whistle and Jordan’s players sank to their knees and clutched their heads.While the Jordanians are already close to a third quarterfinal appearance in the Asian Cup, Australia likely cannot afford another setback against Syria or Palestine in its other Group B matches in the United Arab Emirates. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Twelve years on, they appear to be missing influential midfielder Aaron Mooy, who plays in the English Premier League with Huddersfield and is out of the Asian Cup because of injury. They also lack a cutting edge, with veteran striker Tim Cahill now retired and Mathew Leckie not currently available after a hamstring injury.The Australians couldn’t break down a packed Jordan defensive line, resorting in the end to long balls into the penalty area.“I just think we were a little lethargic in our ball movement,” Milligan said.“We know we have to be better if we want to progress and succeed in this tournament.”In Sunday’s late game, Syria and Palestine drew 0-0.The 2019 edition of the Asian Cup is the biggest ever, with 24 teams involved — mirroring the expansion made by the European Championship for its most recent tournament in 2016. It is taking place against the backdrop of a diplomatic crisis in the gulf region.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Raptors beat Pacers in Kyle Lowry’s return LATEST STORIES 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
The leadership of Christian-based Not-for-Profit, under the banner of the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL), on Tuesday provided several bags of rice and assorted anti-Ebola materials to suspected Ebola patients that are quarantined in their homes across Montserrado County.Officials of AEL, a network of Christian Churches in the country, provided bags of rice, buckets, soaps and disinfectants to the suspected Ebola patients beginning with those ‘quarantined’ at St. Francis Community, Block ‘A’ near the Black Geni on Somalia Drive, outside Monrovia.Earlier in his presentation remarks to two families quarantined, AEL general-secretary, Rev. Isaac S. Wheigar, said the donation was in continuation of the group’s contribution to the fight against Ebola.Previously, he said that the AEL had identified with several Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), where the organization’s leadership donated a number of items for fighting and or preventing the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Montserrado County.Members of AEL were pleased to identify with families affected by the deadly EVD across the county, where those quarantined outside Monrovia will be catered to at the same time.“We have taken interest in assisting people afflicted by the deadly virus in the country. We have, therefore, decided to raise awareness of their plight to our partners and also identify with them,” he said.St. Francis Block ‘A’ chairman, S. Kelvin Diahn, who received the donated items, lauded AEL for the gesture. He promised, on behalf of other members of the affected communities, that all quarantined families will receive at least a portion of whatever the AEL had donated to the community. With a heavy heart, Mr. Diahn recalled how the St. Francis Block ‘A’ Community was badly hit during two successive outbreaks of by the Ebola virus, where over 12 persons from one of the quarantined families died. That affected family; Mr. Diahn explained, has been quarantined three times, adding, “Whenever the 21 days is about to expire, another death will occur, thereby prolonging the period beyond 21 days.”He pleaded with the AEL leadership to consider providing trauma counseling for quarantined individuals and survivors residing in the community to serve as life-saving measure for them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– to leave by year-end, over 70 joblessDemerara Timbers Limited (DTL), which has attracted much criticism over the recent sacking of 11 protesting workers, has reportedly announced its intention to cease operations in Guyana.Reports reaching this publication indicated that some 72 workers were on a retrenchment list, which would be completed by December.GAWU General Secretary Seepaul NarineThe company reportedly disclosed its intended plans during a meeting held on Tuesday with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) to discuss the proposed redundancy of workers.Guyana Times understands that the company outlined options, the first being to sell its shares to a foreign investor. However, the shares could only be sold if the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) grants permission. This newspaper was told that DTL has already applied for permission.Assuming the GFC does not agree the company can sell its shares, the DTL will utilise the concessions by having private contractors. It was explained that in any of these scenarios, the workers would have to be made redundant.When contacted for a comment, GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine explained that these disclosures signalled that the company would close operations. He further stated his displeasure over the Union not being properly consulted by the DTL.“This is not consultations; this is closing down the company one way or the other and getting rid of the workers,” Narine pointed out, adding that the Union was informed that some workers would be phased out by October month-end, while the others would be relieved of employment in November. This publication understands that the final set of workers would be retrenched in December.Guyana Times was told that the DTL would supposedly pay the workers their “full benefits”. However, GAWU has maintained that as the 2015 pay rise dispute is still being looked at by the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department, the matter should be settled before any workers are laid off.These revelations came after the company was asked to defend its decision to fire the workers that protested at DTL’s headquarters in Kingston, Georgetown last week.The Union has maintained the position that the workers should be reinstated with full record of service. GAWU reminded that the timber company was unjust to terminate workers for taking industrial action over an ongoing pay raise dispute, citing Section Eight of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act.Narine told this newspaper on Tuesday that GAWU intended to write the Social Protection Ministry over the plight of the DTL workers.It was just last week Monday that workers took industrial action over the pay raise issue. The next day, nine DTL employees were reportedly handed pink slips and the other two met the same fate over the next few days.In a statement, GAWU had condemned the move and had even pointed out that those dismissals were the first time in Guyana’s history that a private or public entity had taken such an action despite the country’s labour laws, which prohibit workplaces from dismissing workers for taking part in industrial action.GAWU added that the moves by the company could be seen as another “anti-worker and anti-Union act”.The GAWU General Secretary, who was present at last week’s protest, suggested that the timber company must be prosecuted by Government over its continued disrespect to Guyanese employees.“What we believe needs to be done now is the Ministry needs to prosecute them because they are in clear violation of the law and not only violating the law to the detriment of the employees, but a flagrant disrespect to the Ministry. I don’t think that the Ministry should continue to accept such a situation,” he had stated.Negotiations between the Union and the company reached a stalemate on November 17, 2015 after the DTL did not approve any pay raise, but offered a Christmas bonus of $5000 to each worker. The DTL had informed that its financial state precluded it from offering a pay raise. Following the impasse, the dispute was next subjected to conciliatory services by the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department.
A comfortable 3-0 victory at Burnley moved Spurs up to fifth place, one point behind Liverpool in fourth, as Jurgen Klopp’s side were held by Arsenal and Chelsea and Manchester United both drew.The contest to fill the places behind runaway leaders Manchester City is expected to go to the wire and after an inconsistent campaign, Pochettino will hope his side can enter the new year on the back of a winning run.“We cannot think about another club. We need to keep the momentum, to try to win again, to be consistent,” Pochettino said.“If we want to fight to the end for big things, we must try to be consistent.“But I’m sure the team are focused. The team are in a good way. It was so important to believe again and to smile again by winning at Burnley, after the defeat at Manchester City.“I think we need to focus on the challenge of Southampton. We cannot think about second, first, third or top four. I think the most important thing is the next game.”The central importance of Harry Kane to Spurs’ cause was reinforced by the striker’s hat-trick at Burnley that took his tally to 36 goals in the calendar year, matching Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old Premier League record.The England forward, 24, now has 93 Premier League goals to his name, but Pochettino admits Kane will have to maintain that consistency if he is to beat Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals.– ‘Massive respect’ –“The record of Alan is fantastic. He was a fantastic player. Harry is doing so well. But Alan as consistent for more than 10 years,” he said.“You need to show massive respect for that, because he did some amazing work.“Now Harry is doing well. We hope that continues, because to have a player like Harry Kane is fantastic. I hope and wish that every season he scores 15 or more than 15.“I think he can still improve. He is 24. Players arrive at their best when they are 27, 28, 29.“It depends on how professional you are. If Harry Kane can keep that mentality every day and never changes that mentality, then he can play for as long as he wants. But he can still improve.”Southampton face Spurs on the back of a 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield which was overshadowed by a clash between Saints striker Charlie Austin and Town keeper Jonas Lossl.Huddersfield manager David Wagner claimed the forward allowed his boot to connect with Lossl’s head and Austin has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.Austin also picked up a hamstring injury in the game that is likely to keep him for at least two weeks, depriving Saints of the in-form goalscorer for the trip to Wembley.Virgil van Dijk is also likely to be missing after the centre-back – a target for Manchester City and Liverpool – was left out for the Huddersfield clash that left Southampton in 13th place.“There is a lot of speculation about him,” said Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino.“I cannot control this but I have to think about the next game. We train tomorrow and then decide if he can play.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s side welcome Southampton to Wembley after a round of weekend matches that strengthened the position of the north London club © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham cannot allow themselves to be distracted by the fluctuating form of their nearest rivals as they step up their bid for a top four spot.Pochettino’s side welcome Southampton to Wembley after a round of weekend matches that strengthened the position of the north London club.
1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed the club are not close to making a new signing and were never offered the chance to sign Pedro.The Gunners were linked with the Spaniard in recent weeks but the Barcelona star chose Chelsea ahead of strong interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.Speaking at a news conference ahead of his team’s clash with Liverpool at the Emirates on Monday night, Wenger said: “We expect, like you, (journalists) to make a signing but we are not close.”“It was a surprise to me,” the Frenchman admitted when he found out Pedro joined Chelsea. “I thought he was landing in Manchester and he lands in London.“We weren’t offered Pedro. We have many players on the flanks.”The Frenchman also revealed his desire to keep striker Joel Campbell – who as talkSPORT told you has been heavily linked with a move to Serie A side Palermo.“Personally I want to keep him,” the 65-year said.“I need to sit down with him. I would be happy if he stayed.” Arsene Wenger
Fr Rosbotham todayA CATHOLIC priest from Donegal and now based in Mayo is suing his former lover – an ex-Franciscan monk – over the rights to a house they once shared in Co Donegal.Fr Gabriel Rosbotham, now serving as a curate in Ballina, gave evidence at Donegal Town Circuit Court where he is seeking half ownership of Rose Cottage in Letterbarrow, outside Mountcharles. He is suing ex-monk Hugo Crawford, a native of Lifford, who still lives in the house.The couple fell out at Christmas 2002 and a lengthy legal battle has continued since.In court today Mr Crawford said the two were in a sexual relationship.He had left the Franciscans, giving up his vow of poverty, and bought the house for 23,500 punts in 1994.Fr Rosbotham, in his evidence, said he had paid towards the mortgage and the upkeep of the house.When he left the Franciscans in 1997 to become a Diocesan priest in Ballina he would travel to stay with Mr Crawford “once or twice a week”.He had visited more often when he had been a Franciscan in Rossnowlagh.However Fr Rosbotham said their relationship ended because of what he claimed was “interference” from Mr Crawford’s family.His lawyer Peter Nolan said his name couldn’t be added to the title deeds of the house in 1994 because of his then vow of poverty.Mr Nolan produced letters written in 2000 in which Mr Crawford had said to the bank that he wished for Fr Rosbotham’s name to be added to the mortgage.Two years later, in early 2002, the couple had fallen out and they had, alleged the priest, agreed to sell the house and split the money.But by the end of the year he had left.Legal action began over ownership of the cottage in 2004.During today’s hearing in Donegal Town Fr Rosbotham produced copies of cheques paid out for groceries, mortgage payments and the upkeep of the house.Asked by Mr Nolan if the two were in a relationship, Fr Rosbotham confirmed that they were at the time.Mr Crawford had earlier said the two were “in a sexual relationship.”James O’Donnell for Mr Crawford said that Mr Rosbotham had contributed just €1,700 towards the house over the time from 1994 until 2002. This is disputed by the priest.Explaining the split, Fr Rosbotham said he’d had enough of constant interfering by Mr Crawford’s family who were from Lifford.“They were always turning up whenever they wanted,” he said.On December 26, 2002, he left.Asked what communication he’d had with Mr Crawford since, the priest replied: “He called me four times; each time asking me to come back.”Judge Keenan Johnson said he would rule on the case later.PRIEST SUES FORMER LOVER OVER RIGHTS TO DONEGAL COTTAGE was last modified: October 16th, 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:Father Gabriel RosbothamhouseHugo CrawfordLetterbarrowpartnersrow
308 lives have been saved in 2017 due to a record amount of organ donations.Minister for Health Simon Harris TD announced that this year is the first in which the milestone of 300 organ transplants has been reached.This marks an increase in the number of transplants from 280 in 2016 to 308 this year. The Minister also announced a new high of 149 organ donations. This represents a significant increase on the previous record number of 127 in 2016.Minister Harris thanked the 98 families of deceased donors who through their generosity gave a new lease of life to over 300 people.He also acknowledged the commitment of the staff of the National Organ Procurement Service and the Intensive Care personnel across the country, with donor organs being made available through 20 different hospitals during the year.Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Prof Jim Egan, Director of Organ Donation and Transplant IrelandProfessor Jim Egan, Director of Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland said: “Our message is simple, organ donation saves lives.“Thanks to the generosity of 98 families donating the organs of their loved ones, 308 people have received the gift of life through transplant surgery to date in 2017.“The excellent rates of organ donation and transplantation in 2017 reflect the generosity of Irish society.“Most importantly, I acknowledge the courage and generosity of families who have donated their loved one’s organs.”The organ transplant figures for 2017 were as follows:Beaumont Hospital – 190 kidney transplantsSt Vincent’s university Hospital – 61 liver transplants & 5 pancreas transplantsMater Misericordiae University Hospital – 36 lung transplants & 16 heart transplantsMinister Harris also announced the publication of a Report on the Public Consultation for a Proposed Human Tissue Bill. The report, which was prepared by the Department of Health, outlines the views of members of the public and stakeholders on the proposals for a Human Tissue Bill. The consultation sought views on proposals to implement the key recommendation of the Madden Report on Post-Mortem Practices and Procedures.The public consultation report shows that the majority of participants either agreed with, or expressed no disagreement with, the proposals on post mortem practice, anatomical examination, education & training of medical professionals, and public display.The report also shows that a large majority of respondents expressed agreement with the proposed opt-out system for organ donation.Commenting on the findings, Minister Harris says that he is “delighted” with the level of support for the proposed soft opt-out system for organ donation, with 261 completed responses received to the public consultation. “Our objective is to increase organ donation and the number of transplants arising as a result. 83% of consultation respondents stated that the proposed opt-out system would encourage them to discuss their intentions regarding organ donation with their next-of-kin.“It is important that we all consider our position on organ donation and that we make our views known to our loved ones. In this way we can increase the chances that our organs will be utilised after our death.“I now intend to bring the draft heads of the Human Tissue Bill to Government in the first quarter of the new year.”Over 300 lives saved in 2017 due to record amount of organ donations was last modified: December 31st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:HSEIrelandjim eganorgan donationorgan donation and transplant irelandSimon Harris
Trash ‘N’ Fashion, Donegal’s own fashion fundraiser, will this year raise money for two local charities at an important time for both organisations. The Grand Finale of this year’s upcycling style showcase will take place on May 17th. Before the big event, the team have officially announced the beneficiaries for 2018.Organisers Karen Murphy from Karen Murphy Speech Drama and Communications and Evelyn Mc Glynn from Evelyn Mc Marketing revealed that the Donegal Rape Crisis Centre and Donegal Youth Centre will receive funds raised this May. Organisers said: “This year we are delighted to have the overall support of Donegal County Council to produce this voluntary not for profit event.“All proceeds go to local charity and to that end we are delighted to announce where exactly the 2018 money that we raise will be going to.“There was a call out on social media and two groups became very strong contenders and so we have decided to split the overall money that we bring in, between them.“Any moneys raised will go to…….Donegal Rape Crisis Centre and Donegal Youth Centre. “Two fantastic organizations that support communities in empowering and drawing attention to issues in our society. Offering support and raising up those involved to say “We are there for you”“Never has there been a time in the media when issues that no one really wants to talk about are at the forefront and this was highlighted in the amount of votes Donegal Rape Crisis Centre received and also Donegal Youth Service who do so much great work with the youth in our community, were equally well supported.“We have an opportunity, a voice to make the unspoken heard, to offer a platform to those in crisis and those in growth and to let them know that we as a community care and support them all. It is right and fitting that both of these organsiations will receive what we raise and become aware of one another , extending a recognition and support for each other.”The 2018 Grand Finale of Trash ‘n’ Fashion takes place on May 17th at The Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny. Tickets are €10, and will go on sale shortly.For more updates, visit www.facebook.com/trashnfashion Which charities will get the Trash ‘n’ Fashion treasures this year? was last modified: April 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Trash N Fashion
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCARSON – Here is how the 49ers (1-3) graded in Sunday’s 29-27 defeat to the host Los Angeles Chargers (2-2) before a sold-out crowd of 25,397 at the StubHub Center:PASS OFFENSE: C- Quarterback C.J. Beathard #3 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he is is stopped by defensive back Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers with a hit to the helmet in the third quarter of the game at StubHub Center on …