Butcher wants Azkals to scale own Mount Everest

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lions formalize No. 2 rank with rout of Generals In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 But Butcher won’t be easily pleased.“It is okay to [be] reaching a level but it is horrible and awful to just rest on your laurels at that level.”Butcher compared it to climbing Mount Everest, saying: “You don’t stop halfway up. You want to go right to the top.” —WITH A REPORT FROM AFPADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Terry Butcher (RIGHT), a former national team player for England, is the new Azkals head coach. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananIf the Philippine Azkals want to impress new coach Terry Butcher, they will have to understand the former England captain’s big goals for the country.Butcher, who will lead the Azkals at their first ever Asian Cup in January, said in Moscow that the World Cup “is our target for the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “The Philippines is in the Asian Cup. Why can’t we look further on? That what we have to do,” Butcher said in a video interview released by the Philippine team.Butcher and senior football advisor Scott Cooper were both introduced Thursday night as the men who will steer the country in the AFF Suzuki Cup and the AFC Asian Cup.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 crownThe replacement of Dooley, who led the country to its first Asian Cup qualification in history, hasn’t dampened the morale of the team, which wants to make the most out of the switch.“Whenever there’s a change in coaching staff, there’s the opportunity for all players to prove themselves,” said star Phil Younghusband. “When we see that change, you see a lot more energy, a lot more freshness within the team. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the players who are very excited and looking forward to the challenge and trying to impress Scott and Terry.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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YOG: 18th seed Oliva places 6th in women’s 400m freestyle final

first_imgMOST READ “Making the finals is really special. We didn’t expect this, she is the first Filipina to have four QTAs (qualifying time A) in the YOG,” said Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lani Velasco, thankful for the financial support that the Philippine Sports Commission had given to Oliva. “She is the future of Philippine swimming.”Up next for Oliva, a junior high at St. Francis School in Mountainview, California, is the Southeast Asian age group swimming championships in Cambodia in July 2019 prior to the Philippine hosting of the 30th SEA Games.She will also swim in the Olympic trials in the United States come March and work on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Oliva’s father, Mark, bared that her daughter got an offer to swim for the US national team in the YOG.“Nicole told them (US swim officials) that she has already signed up for the Philippines in the Youth Olympics,” said the elder Oliva, who saw Nicole’s potential at a very early age when a lifeguard in a Cebu beach resort offered to teach their daughter how to swim more than 15 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Oliva placed sixth out of eight finalists in the race and clocked four minutes and 16.61 seconds, definitely a surprise act for the California-based Filipina, who was seeded 18th in the event.“I’m happy about the turnout. I just want to enjoy my experience here,” said Oliva, who, apart from the 400m, qualified in three other freestyle events—100m, 200m and 800m.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 ChrissShe also made it to the finals of the 200m free on Wednesday before topping her heat in the 400m early Friday in 4:16.72 to advance to the medal race.Ajna Kesely of Hungary captured the 400m free gold medal in 4:07.14 with Argentina’s Delfina Pignatiello (4:10.40) and Marlene Kahler of Austria (4:12.48) settling for the silver and bronze. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Over at the archery range in Technopolis, Nicole Tage will pair Hendrik Oun of Estonia at the start of their mixed international event on Saturday while Kiteboarder Christian Tio ended up third twice in three rounds to keep himself in strong contention for a medal.Meanwhile, Yuka Sao and Carl Janno Corpus will start their campaign in the team event at the Hurlingham Club here.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Murphy on incident with Abueva: ‘I’m not a dirty player’ Nicole Justine Marie Oliva. June Navarro/INQUIRER PHOTOBUENOS AIRES—Nicole Justine Marie Oliva had to forgo a mind-boggling offer from the United States to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.That decision made the country doubly proud on Friday after the 16-year-old figured in the finals of the women’s 400-meter freestyle against the best under-18 tankers in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: PH’s Dominguez, Oliva freestyle poomsae l (FULL PERFORMANCE) PLAY LIST 03:34SEA Games 2019: PH’s Dominguez, Oliva freestyle poomsae l (FULL PERFORMANCE)01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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BIN Charges 15 With Multiple Crimes

first_imgAuthorities at the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) have arrested and sent to court 15 foreigners and others who are being charged with multiple crimes including aiding and harboring illegal migrants and illegal penetration of Liberia’s borders.Fourteen of those arrested are identified as Cecelia Weamia, Rebecca Dennis, Kadie Konteah, Irene Shegbeh, Famata Korma, Jonathan Amiob , Martin Rogers, Fatu Sambe, John Mathies , Mohammed Kamara, Daniel Banya, Idrissa Turay and Enoch Sayuwo.According to the BIN, those connected to the crimes were apprehended by the BIN on January 4 upon entering into the country at the by- passes near the Bo-Waterside border in western Liberia and the Ganta border in northeastern Liberia, Nimba County. The accused were subsequently hosted by one Pinky Luogon at her premises located in Paynesville in the Bernard Farm Community.Pinky claimed to be the boss of the accused, the BIN charge sheet states.Accordingly, the 15 defendants were arrested based upon verified information gathered by immigration officers, noting that these individuals “illegally, criminally and defiantly entered Liberia’s borders in violation of a mandate by the government to close all borders as part of measures to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Meanwhile, the travelling documents of the suspects, including those belonging to their host Pinky are currently in the possession of the immigration authorities in Monrovia.The 15 defendants are currently being arraigned at the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice to face prosecution.Commissioner Reeves acknowledged that given the significant progress made recently in reducing the transmission of the Ebola virus, some of those aliens who left the country are gradually returning.In a related development, the BIN has said that despite the Ebola crisis, it maintains excellent working relations with other security agencies to maintain peace and stability in Liberia.BIN Commissioner Reeves highlighted as a major achievement of the Bureau its ability to ensure that Liberia’s borders remain safe with no major incidents.Reeves noted that threats from the deadly Ebola virus resulted in a 65 percent departure of Liberia’s migrant community, which in turn led to a drop in revenue collection.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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Decentralizing Government: Ellen’s Candid Advice to Superintendents

first_imgWe have never heard President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf address County Superintendents in a more candid fashion.Inducting Chairman Etweeda Cooper, Grand Bassa Superintendent, and other leaders of the Superintendents Council into office in Gbarnga last week, President Sirleaf, commended them on their ascendancy to leadership among their colleagues, but emphatically told them that their induction by her did “not guarantee that they could not be changed if the need arises.”The warning coincided with the launching of the National De-centralization Platform (NDP).In her induction statement, President Sirleaf told the Superintendents that maintaining their positions “will depend on your ability to carry out well your jobs, to maintain the policies and procedures and ensure that the government achieves its development objectives.“As government begins the full decentralization process,” the President declared, “Superintendents’ responsibilities will increase considerably and they must be up to the task with a high level of integrity.”She demanded integrity in managing public resources that would be allocated for specific purposes.  “We require all Superintendents to manage these resources with efficiency, honesty and a deep sense of responsibility,” the President stated.She urged them to exercise commitment to government’s development agenda and loyalty to country in everything they do; and appealed to them to build strong relationships with the various traditional leaders, development partners and other stakeholders in the communities and share knowledge of activities in their counties.“We expect that they will  work with traditional leaders and with all of those in the society that share in the responsibility of maintaining peace and development; that they will show respect for and work with authorities in the Legislature and the Executive, from [whom they will take guidance] in carrying out their functions effectively,” she admonished.We find the President’s remarks most appropriate and cogent (well argued), for they came just as these Superintendents, for the first time in history, have been given very serious responsibilities.  For years the Governance Commission has been laboring to design a system that will ensure the much heralded “devolution of power,” which means a lot of the power which the Constitution has hitherto reserved for the Liberian President, will now be transferred to the local level, under the leadership of Superintendents in all 15 counties.In her address at the NDP launching last week,   President Sirleaf said “an important part of the decentralization program is to establish government centers in all the counties as our resources allow.  This will be a major undertaking in which we will commit a lot of resources.”  The President’s specific directive is that Superintendents from henceforth “are to confer with the authorities to coordinate and manage delivery of services to their counties.”She added, “All Ministry and Agency staffs deployed to the counties shall fall under the County Superintendent.”The President called on the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFPD) to expedite what she called “County Treasuries.”  This, she said, will make it possible for all GOL employees, especially those of the Ministries of Education and Health—the teachers and health workers—to receive their salaries in their respective counties.“It is really you who will be on the spot, Ellen told the Superintendents.  If we get it wrong, we will be in serious trouble because there will be recentralization.  If we get it right, you and your people will take the credit.”And so will the government of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf!  She and her government will definitely take the credit.This means that a lot of money will be flowing directly to the counties.  But WAIT: We all know what has been happening to the County Development Funds in MOST of the counties:  chop, chop chop, so that the development activities that should have been undertaken in all 15 counties have failed because of dishonesty and downright thievery—not only on the part of many local officials, but also the Legislators who demanded that they be allowed to interfere with these funds.The President has to be a lot tougher than she has been so far, and insist that these Superintendents exercise their new power and responsibilities with transparency, accountability, commitment and dedication to duty.With rigid insistence upon implementation, the devolution of power is bound to succeed.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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North Peace Gymnasts Enjoy Success At Prince George Invitational

first_imgLastly, Kalyhea Lock and Ava Clarance also performed incredibly well in the Jr. Oympic 2 (99-05) class, placing eighth and tenth. Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch Competitors from the North Peace Gymnastics Association in Prince George over the weekend. Photo credit: Leanne Couch PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Members of the North Peace Gymnastics Association were in Prince George last weekend.The group of 12 gymnasts and three coaches enjoyed great success over the weekend. Each of the competitors were judged in four disciplines: Vault, Beam, Floor, and BarsIn the youngest Jr. Olympic 1 category, Grabielle Gauvin and Madden Mize took first and second spots in the field of 8 gymnasts.- Advertisement -Grace MacDonald, Katie Yates, and Brynn Adam took first, third, and sixth place respective in the 12-gymnast Jr, Olympic 2 (06-08) class.Jolea Baumie placed third in the Jr. Olympic 1 (04-07) class.The Session 4 category, which featured the largest number of competitors, was won by Amelia Gauvin.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dump-growth input sought

first_imgOther political leaders in Simi Valley and Moorpark besides Williamson have said they are waiting until specific proposals are made before they develop opinions regarding any expansion. But many have already expressed opposition to filling up and expanding the landfill with trash from outside Ventura County. Williamson said she wants to make sure the people of Simi Valley have time to review all the potential impacts, including truck traffic. “Those trucks are coming through here. They are coming on the 118 Freeway,” she said. “I want Waste Management to come to the table and give us the facts so that we can make a good recommendation to the county. We want to be part of the process.” Waste Management officials say the landfill gets about 75 percent of its trash from Ventura County, with the rest coming from other areas. But some trash generated in Ventura County winds up in other counties, including hazardous waste, sewage sludge and recyclable materials. Williamson said her committee meetings will be open to the public, and anyone interested in joining the seven-member group should apply to her by April 20. The applications should be sent to 1197 E. Los Angeles Ave., Unit 3C, PMB 227, Simi Valley, CA 93065. For more information, call Williamson at (805) 231-2497. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kit Cole, a Waste Management spokeswoman, said the company operates with an open-door policy, which includes providing public tours to people who want to learn more about the landfill. “Having more community input about our operations is always a good thing,” Cole said about Williamson’s committee. “We look forward to receiving input from the community, from this group or any other group that wants to work with us.” In 2004, Waste Management purchased 2,800 acres from the Unocal Corp. adjacent to the current landfill and said at the time that they wanted to use part of the land to eventually expand the dump area from 185 acres to 400 acres. The land acquired from Unocal will allow the landfill to expand farther north into the hills, but the dump will remain about the same distance from homes that it is now, Waste Management officials said. The landfill is one of two such disposal sites in Ventura County, and it meets about 60 percent of the county’s daily refuse disposal needs. SIMI VALLEY – Saying the issue is too important to wait for formal government hearings, Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson is forming her own community advisory committee to gather information on proposed expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill. Williamson stressed that her committee is not sponsored by the city but is a group she decided to form herself to make sure residents are informed about any expansion plans and to make sure local residents have an early opportunity to voice their opinions. “I strongly believe that the public should be advised and have input as the process moves forward,” she said. “We need to sit down and make sure we’re all on the same page and understand exactly what Waste Management’s expansion plans are.” Waste Management Inc., which operates the landfill in the hills north of Madera Road and the 118 Freeway, has made no formal proposal to expand the landfill, but company officials have said for years they expect to double its size eventually. last_img read more

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City of Fort St John construction projects on track despite wet summer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Despite being an unseasonably wet summer in Fort St. John, the City’s construction and paving projects are on track.According to City Communications Coordinator, Ryan Harvey, all of the City’s summer construction and paving projects are on schedule and will be completed by the Fall deadline.Harvey says the Fall deadline for all City projects to be complete is October 15, 2019.- Advertisement -For the paving of the northern end of 100 Street, Harvey says crews have laid down the first layer of asphalt and is expected to be completed by the end of September.For a list of construction projects, and for updates, you can visit the City of Fort St. John’s website.last_img

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Liberals open to changing federal laws at heart of western anger: Carr

first_imgThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2019.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The federal government’s new western outreach ambassador says there might be room to look at changing legislation at the heart of anger towards the Liberal government in Canada’s West.Manitoba MP Jim Carr is no longer in cabinet, but he has a new role helping the government as Justin Trudeau’s special representative for the Prairies.Carr is undergoing treatment for cancer after being diagnosed shortly after the Oct. 21 election.- Advertisement -Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is among those demanding changes to bills C-69 and C-48, which overhauled the environmental assessment process for major projects like pipelines and legislated a permanent ban against oil tankers travelling along the northern British Columbia coast.Earlier this month, Vancouver-area MP Carla Qualtrough, a cabinet minister, said the government was open to almost anything to try and help ease anxieties in Canada’s oil patch — except for changing Bill C-69.Today, however, Carr says he believes there is an openness to look at the bills for possible improvements.Advertisementlast_img read more

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HEALTH MINISTER ORDERS REVIEW OF AMBULANCE SERVICE AFTER DEATH OF MAURA PORTER

first_imgAn independent review of ambulance services is to be fast-tracked following the death of Donegal woman Maura Porter.The late Maura PorterHealth Minister James Reilly has confirmed the move by the Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA).Minister Reilly has taken the action following the death of Mrs Porter, 70, from Carndonagh, and other high-profile deaths in recent weeks. Mrs Porter had to wait 50 minutes for an ambulance to travel from Letterkenny and later died at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.A number of areas including Donegal with now come under the microscope in relation to ambulance response times and availability.Dr Reilly said: “I know there has been a lot of concern over a number of incidents recently. And I am concerned myself.“I’m very happy for HIQA to bring this forward and have a very thorough review of all these situations of the entire service, tell us what they feel the problem is, where the problems lie and we will address them. Because the safety of our citizens has to be paramount.” Local Deputy Charlie McConalogue, a personal friend of the bereaved Porter family, raised the issue in the Dail on Wednesday.He revealed how there was an ambulance station less than half a mile away from where Mrs Porter had been knocked down but this had been called away.He called for an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the ambulance response time in the case and a review of ambulance services in Co Donegal. HEALTH MINISTER ORDERS REVIEW OF AMBULANCE SERVICE AFTER DEATH OF MAURA PORTER was last modified: January 17th, 2014 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:AMBULANCESCarndonaghdonegalMaura Porterlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: EASTER CAMP FOR KIDS AT KILLYBEGS CLUB

first_imgAny businesses interested in advertising at the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733.Club Donegal is now available. The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county. If you attend regular games this is a great saving! Purchase your adult membership and the club donegal card for €170. Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330. These card​s are limited and we already have applicants inquiring. Don’t worry if you have already paid your membership – you can ‘top up’ your membership to avail of the club donegal scheme!There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €1600 There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 8, 9, 17 and 28. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1300. There was one winner of the match 3 – Eilish Martin – winning 60 euro. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ieThe club are running a 3 day Easter Camp on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April, age 5-14. E15 per child, to book you can either text name of chile or children to 0862394926, or contact Killybegsgaa on facebook or email killybegsgaa@gmail.com.The U-14 boys team had a good wins against Ardara and Dungloe and are home to Glenties on Sunday at 7pm.The senior team were away to Cloughaneely last sunday and lost by a point. 2.10- 0.17. The reserve team lost by 7 points O.17-1.7. GAA NEWS: EASTER CAMP FOR KIDS AT KILLYBEGS CLUB was last modified: April 8th, 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:easter campsKillybegs GAA newslast_img read more

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