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 play had already been stopped but not the action as Elasto Painters’ Maverick Ahanmisi went in and shoved Anthony, prompting Kelly Nabong to come to his teammates defense and push Ahanmisi away.“Belga already called for a timeout but Ahanmisi suddenly joined so Kelly’s instinct, seeing Sean get pushed, was to push back,” said Jarencio. “That’s when the commotion happened. Some players tried to help Belga and Ryan [Araña] was even called for a technical for entering the floor.”Araña, who was on the bench during the scuffle, was once teammates with Belga in Rain or Shine and he entered the floor to joke around with the big man but was then given a technical foul when game officials reviewed the footage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A calm Jarencio met the media following a bad loss in a game that saw scuffles broke out and several ejections.“Actually, what happened was out of frustration and at the same time our decision-making wasn’t that sound, it was horrible and we had so many turnovers,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “My players were also too tense, of course hats off to Rain or Shine for playing really well.”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 crownJarencio didn’t discuss much on the altercations in the fourth quarter between several players that saw GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong and Rain or Shine’s Maverick Ahanmisi getting testy at the 3:20 mark.The heated episode happened after GlobalPort’s Moala Taututaa and Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga dove to the floor in a fight for the loose ball. Belga was able to call timeout before Batang Pier’s Sean Anthony joined the pileup. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Phelps says he’s a matchup problem vs taller imports in Comm’s Cup MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio, who has endeared himself to the Philippine basketball community since his days as the head coach of University of Santo Tomas, is not afraid to rain down on game officials and his players when he sees something’s not right.So it was greatly expected to see an irate Jarencio when the Batang Pier lost to Rain or Shine 96-90 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but it was the complete opposite when he left GlobalPort’s dugout Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
The man who brutally murdered 41-year-old businesswoman and her two young sons in September 2012 at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday reportedly confessed to the killings.Dead: Afridi BacchusDead: Jennifer PersaudReports are that the man was arrested on Saturday after his present paramour went to a West Coast Demerara Police Station to make a domestic violence report.Whilst making the report the woman allegedly told Police that her spouse is a ‘killer’ noting that the Police should question him about the 2012 murder of the businesswoman and her sons. As such the man was arrested.Dead: Jadon PersaudOn Sunday morning in an unexpected turn of events the man allegedly confessed to the murders of Jennifer Persaud, who was the owner of a liquor store and bar at Anna Catherina and her sons Afridi Bacchus, 6, and Jadon Persaud who was 18 months old at the time.This newspaper was told the suspect confessed that he broke into the businesswoman’s house in an attempt to rob her but she woke up and confronted him. He admitted he killed her and then her children, since she knew him and would have been able to identify him.The bodies of Persaud also called “Jenny” and her two sons were found on September 23, 2012 at about 20:10h at her Lot 67 Sea View, Anna Catherina, WCD with their throats slit in a bedroom of their two-storey house.
As the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) challenge to the President’s revocation of its lease continued at the High Court, the Attorney representing both the CJRC and Attorney General Basil Williams made their submissions to acting Chief Justice Roxane George.The Red HouseAs such, the parties are set to return on August 27, 2018 either for clarification or ruling. At the last court appearance, the acting Chief Justice had appealed for the timelines to be honoured, saying that predetermined timelines were totally derailed when Attorney Anil Nandlall’s submissions were late.In late December 2016, President David Granger gave the occupant of Red House 48 hours to vacate the premises, a move which Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo described as “unconscionable and vindictive”. At that point, the move was not in isolation as a back-and-forth exchange erupted between the coalition Government and the occupant.The Research Centre was established in 1999 to promote research into and publish materials on the life, work and ideas of late President Dr Cheddi Jagan. The prime land on which Red House sits was leased to the CJRC Inc for 99 years for G$12,000 per year. Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary Donald Ramotar had disclosed that he approved the lease in his capacity as President of Guyana. He was President from 2011 to 2015.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration was initially averse to the small fee being charged and had started engaging the directors of the Research Centre on the possibility of transforming the Red House into a hub for all former Presidents.The Management Committee, which included former President Ramotar, had strongly objected to this move, and told the Government to find independent sites for the establishment of similar research centres for the other Guyanese leaders.Ramotar had posited that former Presidents Desmond Hoyte and Forbes Burnham never shared the same ideology and philosophy of Dr Jagan and contended, therefore, it would be a “total dishonour” for Red House to be converted into a depository for all past Presidents. It was subsequent to these comments that AG Williams opined that the lease was invalid, after which President Granger moved to revoke the said lease.
Tottenham Hotspur have got their eyes on becoming record-breakers this season as they hunt down rivals Arsenal.Spurs hammered Chelsea on Saturday and ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Heung-Min Son. shining REPLY RANKED BEST OF Arsenal – Nine games – April 1988 to February 1989Tottenham – Eight games – October 1950 to August 1951Chelsea – Eight games – April 2005 to January 2006Arsenal – Seven games – August 2007 to January 2008Tottenham – Seven games – February 2018 to present The victory was the club’s seventh consecutive London derby triumph, their second longest run of victories in capital contests.Tottenham’s biggest run is eight, which they recorded between October 1950 and August 1951, under the legendary Arthur Rowe.Sadly for Spurs, though, the longest run of consecutive London derby wins is held by fierce rivals Arsenal, who won nine in a row between April 1988 and February 1989, helping them on the way to the First Division title. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son celebrates scoring against Chelsea. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice ADVICE Latest Football Stories Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow REVEALED Mauricio Pochettino’s men, however, can make it eight – equalling their current record – on Sunday against Arsenal.If they do triumph, then they have the chance to equal Arsenal’s overall record in their clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage on January 20. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Most consecutive London derby wins in the top flight Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
When former USC football coach John McKay was asked about the number of times O.J. Simpson was carrying the ball, he responded by reminding the listener the football wasn’t very heavy, and that Simpson didn’t belong to a union. The ball still isn’t very heavy and Michael Medina doesn’t belong to a union, so it figures he’ll still get the ball an inordinate number of times when Cantwell High School plays host to Bell-Jeff in Friday’s Santa Fe League opener. Medina, admittedly a bit bruised and sore after averaging more than 30 carries a game through Cantwell’s first five games, says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’ve got some aches and pains, some bruises here and there, but I’m OK, I’m fine,” Medina said Tuesday morning. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “When I carry that many times, if I’m helping my team, I feel good. I never get tired.” Medina definitely is helping his team. He has carried 168 times for 951 yards, an average of 5.7 yards per carry and 158.5 yards per game. That includes a part-time, 16 for 113 yards in Friday’s 21-10 win over Lucerne Valley in which he split time with Joe Aguilos. He has scored 10 touchdowns. At 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, Medina is not the physical prototype of the bruising, punishing ball carrier, yet head coach Pete Smolin says his performances belie his physical stature. “He is surprisingly strong, super strong for his size,” Smolin said. “He squats 350 pounds, more than twice his weight. He is very quick and very aggressive when he runs.” That latter definition, the aggressive part, is a major factor in Medina’s success. “He’s a tough kid,” Smolin said. “He’s got a little of that street mentality, that street attitude that can be intimidating. He doesn’t say much, but he’s a leader by example, more by deeds than by words.” Medina’s impact on the Cardinals’ program can be summed up in their offensive philosophy. “Kim Taylor, my offensive coordinator, and I installed this year’s offense actually based on Michael Medina,” Smolin said. He explained the blocking schemes are set up according to Medina’s ability to read defenses and to cut back against the flow of the play. Born in East Los Angeles, Medina grew up in Boyle Heights and played youth football for the East LA Bobcats and Montebello Indians. “Football is my life,” he said. “I’ve been playing since I was five (years old). It’s the only thing I know.” Medina has a hard-nosed philosophy based on accepting adversity as part of life and using it as a building block. His childhood environment could have been better, but he is quick to say it could have been worse. He says there was a time when he “was on the wrong path and hanging out with the wrong people” that he had some doubts he would ever graduate from high school. But not anymore. “That’s all straightened out now,” he said. “I don’t have those problems any more.” His grades are squared away, and while he admits school is not one of his favorite things, it is important in his life. “I do my homework,” he said. “Sometimes I have to push myself to do it, but that’s good for me. I know that school is good for me.” So is Cantwell’s football program, and Medina is good for it. “He’s a workhorse,” Smolin said. “He’s very dependable, very capable of stepping up to carry the team.” Medina said he would like to play football for USC, but he’s also realistic about his chances. If that doesn’t work out, he says he’s prepared to make the most of whatever opportunities are available. As far as he’s concerned, the best is yet to come. — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
20 July 2005Nobel Peace prize winner Professor Wangari Maathai has challenged Africa to “rise up and walk,” saying the continent needs to be empowered to help itself.The 2004 Nobel laureate was speaking at the third annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday, a day after Mandela’s 87th birthday.The Kenyan environmentalist proposed a two-pronged approach to the solution of African problems.Debt write-offDebt relief, such as the recent write-off agreed to at the G8 Summit in Scotland was important, Maathai said, but the other part of the solution lay within Africa.The G8 leaders agreed to cancel the debts of many of Africa’s poorest countries, and to double aid to the continent by 2010.Maathai said that agreements such as this one were encouraging, but noted the concerns of the G8 leaders regarding corruption on the continent.“There are some leaders who are corrupt, who siphon money into their accounts. It is difficult not to dismiss the concerns of G8 leaders.“But it is important to realise that those who are guilty do not suffer,” she said. “It is the poor who suffer. Ordinary citizens will continue to suffer when debt is not cancelled.”Maathai said that while debt relief and the lifting of trade barriers were important, Africa needed to be empowered.‘Rise up and walk’Using the example of a Biblical parable about a beggar who was miraculously cured, she pointed out that, “It was the beggar that had to stand up and do the walking. He was ready for it and his life changed for the better.“Friends and leaders of Africa should strive to empower her and not just give her alms,” Maathai said.She was addressing a panel that included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former US president Bill Clinton, who have each delivered previous Nelson Mandela lectures.Responding to Maathai, Tutu suggested that Africa’s future lay in the hands of women.“Women need to say to men: Look here, we have given you a helluva long time and look at the mess you’ve made. Women, how about a revolution,” Tutu said.He also led the audience of prominent local businessmen, politicians and other dignitaries in a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” in honour of “birthday boy” Mandela, who described himself as “87 years young.”SouthAfrica.info reporter
Monday, 27 September 2010, Johannesburg – The Chairperson of the International Marketing Council of South Africa’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Anitha Soni, will receive a Brand Leadership Award at the 2010 World Brand Congress which takes place from 22 to 24 November at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.Ms. Soni, an accomplished tourism specialist and award-winning businesswomen, will be honoured for her “professional efforts”. The Brand Leadership Award is the most prestigious award an individual can receive at the World Brand Congress.Ms. Soni plays a leading role as Chairperson of the Board in overseeing the activities of the International Marketing Council (IMC) as it delivers on its mandate to manage the country reputation and position the country as an investment destination of choice. Under her guidance the IMC is succeeding to deliver on this mandate, both domestically and internationally, the most recent example being the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ when the IMC’s mobilisation initiatives engendered strong social cohesion among South Africans which, in turn, led to the country fulfilling its 2010 brand promise: “Ke nako – celebrate Africa’s humanity”.Also under Ms. Soni’s leadership, the IMC has met with great success in positioning the macro-economic benefits of the World Cup among international audiences. Ms. Soni was also instrumental in the IMC’s drive to position South Africa’s business and economic competitiveness at the 2010 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.Soni says she is honoured that the Global Council has decided to bestow such a prestigious award on her.“The World Brand Congress is a gathering of exceptional talent in the fields of Marketing and Branding. To be recognised among such an august group is a rare honour and privilege. It is the highlight of my career,” says Soni.Soni believes the Brand Leadership Award does not belong to her alone, but to all the role players in Government and the private sector that participate in building the country’s brand.“The IMC is the custodian of Brand South Africa, but the Brand belongs to all South Africans. The World Cup has shown that when South Africans act with unity of purpose, everyone contributes to growing our reputation on the international stage. The primary role players responsible for enhancing the Nation Brand are dedicated, skilled and passionate about our country. This past year they have worked with great diligence to foster relationships, engage with international stakeholders and promote South Africa. The award belongs to them all and I will think of all South Africa’s brand builders when I receive it”.Note to editorsThe World Brand Congress is strategically partnered by the Chief Marketing Officer Council USA and Asia, organisations dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide-range of global industries.The World Brand Congress is represented by 60 countries, and is governed by an Advisory Council. Some 600 people will participate in the 2010 event. End About the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa)The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. These did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign. There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace. For further information: Lynette OelschigDirector: Strategic Marketing & CommunicationInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.brandsouthafrica.com
The Bharatiya Janata Party in Punjab on Friday alleged that the recent clash in Phagwara and the violent incidents that followed it were part of a larger political conspiracy to incite sectarian violence ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.“We have urged Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to order a special investigation team to probe the matter,” said State BJP president Shwait Malik.The party has submitted a memorandum to Mr. Badnore, requesting him to issue a directive to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to call an all-party meeting to deliberate “joint initiatives” for establishing peace and harmony among all sections of society.Anti-Cong. campaignMr. Malik attacked the Congress government for “failing to deliver on its pre-poll promises” and said that development in the State has come to a standstill.“Since the Congress formed the government in Punjab it has only been giving excuses and not performing. It promised the moon to the people of Punjab and now it is not able to keep its words,” said Mr. Malik.He said it is high time the Congress performed or it should quit. “We will launch a ‘Congress, Punjab Chhodo’ programme as part of our ‘Save Punjab’ campaign in the days to come,” he added.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached a Panchkula plot that had been “illegally” reallotted to the Associated Journals Limited, allegedly in conspiracy with the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and others.“The AJL projected the plot as an untainted property and further got loans from bank by mortgaging the same from time to time. The plot’s market rate is currently about ₹35 crore,” said an agency official.The ED’s money laundering probe is based on the Central Bureau of Investigation’s case alleging irregularities in the reallotment of the plot in October 2005 when Mr. Hooda, being the Chief Minister, was chairman of the Haryana Urban Development Authority.“There is no provision of reallotment if it gets cancelled. Process for fresh allotment should have been initiated as advised by the then legal authorities,” said the official. The attachment has been made days after the CBI filed a chargesheet against Mr. Hooda, the company and its then chairman, Motilal Vora, in its case. As alleged, the plot was first allotted to AJL in 1982 for publishing Hindi daily Nav-Jivan. However, the agencies allege, the company did not comply with the conditions of allotment, following which it was cancelled in 1992. “Thereafter, AJL tried to get the plot restored during the tenure of Bansi Lal as the then Chief Minister of Haryana. The request was declined by him,” said the agency.Shortly after Mr. Hooda became the Chief Minister, in April 2005, Mr. Vora requested for the reallotment of the plot.It is alleged that Mr. Hooda got the plot reallotted to AJL going against an adverse legal opinion and recommendation by the then HUDA officials.
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