Sharapova makes first US match appearance since drug ban LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano A power forward who is taking the long route to make the men’s team proper, Hung scored just four points, had two assists and a block before fouling out after just 10 minutes and 22 seconds on the floor.And yet, just because of that little incident where he went nose-to-nose with Wright after a rough play, he got all the local media attention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I was just asking him where we were going to have dinner,” Wright answered in jest when asked by Taiwanese media of the incident. “But seriously, this is basketball and things like that happen.“We’re competitors and after all is said and done, you shake the guy’s hand,” Wright went on. “There’s nothing personal about it.” TAIPEI – Han Huang-Hung got into a skirmish with Gilas Pilipinas gunslinger Matthew Wright early in the fourth quarter of a tight victory by the Filipinos over a young Chinese Taipei B crew in the Jones Cup here on Monday afternoon.That incident alone made an instant celebrity on the 22-year-old who just got out of college early this year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments Reporters here said that Hung is ready to declare for the coming pro draft here, and that, despite just having completed his college degree, is ready to make the sport a career.He’s already had his 15 minutes of fame in this game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ
While a majority of countries worldwide saw their scores decline since the publication of the last World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index (in October 2016) in the areas of human rights, checks on Government powers, and civil and criminal justice, Guyana climbed three positions in overall rule of law to 73rd out of 113 countries in the 2017-2018 edition.Guyana’s performance was measured on the basis of: constraints on Government powers, absence of corruption, open Government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice. While its global ranking was 73, regionally it is 20th of 30. Guyana was not the only country that was surveyed in the Latin America and Caribbean. Other countries include: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and Suriname.Regionally, Latin America and the Caribbean’s top performer in the Index is Uruguay at 22nd out of 113 countries, followed by Costa Rica and Chile. Neighbouring Suriname showed the biggest fall in rankings, moving down 10 places to 69th out of the 113 indexed countries worldwide.Three countries in the Region experienced negative trends in Constraints on Government Powers, while three countries showed positive trends in Open Government. Finally, Venezuela once again had the lowest overall rule of law score among all 113 indexed countries.The top three overall performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark (1); Norway (2); and Finland (3); the bottom three were Afghanistan (111); Cambodia (112); and Venezuela (113).The WJP Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law. The Index relies on more than 110,000 household and 3000 expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide.
…terrorise family, escape with $200,000The Seabra family of Lot 613 Kuru-Kururu village on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway has been left traumatised following an encounter with armed bandits who invaded their home at about 01:30h on Saturday.Poultry farmers Andrew and Rebekah Seabra had secured their two-storey home before going to bed on Friday evening at about 23:00h. The 30-year-old Rebecca was however awakened by a noise at about 01:30h, and saw in her bedroom three masked men, one armed with a shotgun and another with a cutlass. The men demanded money and threatened to shoot her.Rebecca was placed to lie on the floor with her 11-month-old baby while the men assaulted her 36-year-old husband, Andrew, with a cutlass, in the process injuring his left hand and upper left body.Andrew’s mother, Jupaty Shamlall, a 53-year-old pensioner who lives with the couple, was also physically assaulted by the bandits.The ordeal lasted for about 10 minutes, before the bandits made good their escape with $200,000 in cash; a laptop valued $100,000; one iPhone 6 valued $70,000; one Samsung J2 Prime cellular phone valued $35,000; one Blue Logic cellular phone valued $7,000, and one generator valued $185,000.The matter was subsequently reported to the Police, and upon examination of the crime scene, it was revealed that the men had gained entry through the western window on the upper flat, and had exited through the southern window on the lower flat.Andrew Seabra was taken to seek medical attention for the injuries he had sustained, and is currently hospitalised in a stable condition at a private institution.The area was combed for the perpetrators, CCTV cameras were examined and persons were questioned, but the ranks came up empty-handed. The scene was also dusted for fingerprints, but none was found.Investigations are nevertheless ongoing.
It was an incredible contribution from Bale, who had been on the pitch for only three minutes when he launched into his brilliant acrobatic effort.The 28-year-old, who also scored in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, has now won four Champions League crowns since moving to Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.But Bale has endured a difficult season marred by regular spells on the bench as he struggled to convince Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to give him a starting place.Amid talk of a potential close-season move to Manchester United, Bale was asked if there was a chance he could return to the Premier League in the coming months.His answer expressed his frustration with Zidane and will be seen as a clear come-and-get-me plea to England’s biggest clubs.“Obviously I was very disappointed not to start the game, I felt I deserved it but the manager makes the decisions,” Bale told BT Sport.“The best I have been doing is to come on and make an impact, I certainly did.“I need to be playing week in, week out and that has not happened this season.“I had an injury five, six weeks in but I’ve been fit ever since.“I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it.”Bale’s majestic contribution underlined the quality he can bring to a team willing to pay Madrid’s asking price.The substitute said the goal was the best of his career.“It has to be the best goal. In a Champions League final, there is no bigger stage. I am just happy to get the win,” he said.“It is a team game but when you are a substitute, it is a game of more than 11 players. I made an impact.”After flopping in La Liga, Madrid have salvaged their season in style, clinching a third successive Champions League title — the club’s 13th in their illustrious history.“We know what we have achieved and how good we have been. The league was disappointing but we won the Champions League. It turns out to be a great season,” Bale added.“We let everyone else speak. We know how hungry we are in the changing room, how prepared and motivated we are.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Match-winner Bale holds the Champions League trophy aloft following his heroics in Ukraine against Liverpool. Photo/COURTESYKIEW, Ukraine, May 27 – Gareth Bale hinted he will consider leaving Real Madrid after the Wales star inspired their 3-1 Champions League triumph over Liverpool with one of the greatest goals ever scored in the final.Bale blasted an astonishing overhead kick to put Real ahead in the 64th minute and sealed the silverware with his second goal — a long-range effort in the closing moments that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius dropped into his own net.
A huge game at Finn Park this afternoon as the Finn Harps U19s attempt to reach the FAI National League Final (kick-off 2.00). Manager Joe Boyle and his players are ready for the semi-final clash against UCD knowing that a victory will also guarantee the club a home game in the final.Finn Harps Football Club is asking Donegal soccer fans to come out and support the boys in their bid to defeat the Dubliners who finished runners-up in the Southern Section of the competition. Simon McGlynn, Luke Nelis, Jeaic McKelvey, Shane Blaney and Mark Coyle have all returned to the squad after missing the 3-1 victory over Cork in Bishopstown. There were will be at least one personnel change from the quarter-final as central defender Daire O’Baoill is suspended after sent-off in Cork.Harps U19s all set for today’s semi-final was last modified: October 16th, 2016 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:FAIfinn harpsFootballJoe BoyleU19sUCD
The 1st XI from the Royal and Prior in Raphoe won through to the prestigious McCullough Cup final today.A 3-1 home win over Wallace High School shot the Raphoe students into next Wednesday’s final, where they’ll meet Banbridge at Lisnagarvey.Ben Wallace netted twice today, either end of a strike by Luke Witherow. Goals by Wallace and Witherow had Raphoe 2-0 up at half-time.Jacob Herman reduced the deficit but Wallace’s second goal ensured that Raphoe got past his namesakes!A right ‘Royal’ win as Raphoe students reach Cup final was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:hockeyRaphoeRoyal And Prior
highlights Stam is considered one of United’s greatest ever defenders silverware smart causal The 47-year-old boss has been axed after earning one win in four league games this season.Utrecht chairman Frans van Seumeren told the club’s website: “During the evaluation, this summer, the chemistry and communication with players and staff was still not optimal, and Jean-Paul set up the staff differently.“But unfortunately this did not have the desired result, the progression is not in line with our sporting ambitions.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED getty images – getty Stam struggled in his second season at Reading possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Dutchman had enjoyed a brilliant first season at the club and he took them all the way to the Championship Play-off final.However, Reading were defeated there by Huddersfield and in the second season they struggled to the point where they were 20th in the table when Stam left.The former defender is now in line to return to management, though, with Utrecht keen to hire him.Indeed, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, Stam is one of the favourites to replace Jean-Paul de Jong. MONEY 2 impact Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam is in the running to become the new boss of Dutch club FC Utrecht.The 46-year-old has been out of work since March, when he left Reading after a poor run of results. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
[View the story “Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee – March 11, 2016 Announcement” on Storify]Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the most popular Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee events will move back indoors this year, Relays director Brian Brown announced Friday, March 11. A special men’s and women’s invitational pole vault will be staged in the atrium of Capital Square, located in downtown Des Moines. The event will feature 10 of the top pole vaulters in the world launching themselves toward world record heights inside the popular downtown venue on Wednesday, April 27. Last year, many of the same competitors dazzled thousands of fans in the first Court Avenue Vault. Prior to that, the one-of-a-kind event was hosted at Jordan Creek Town Center.Reprising their roles from last year will be the likes of Shawn Barber and Demi Payne. Payne, a collegian, captured last year’s Court Avenue Vault by clearing 15-1.5 and owns a personal best of 16 feet. Barber is the reigning World Champion in the pole vault and recently cleared the six-meter (19-8) mark indoors to break his own Canadian national record. Joining Barber in the men’s competition will be Sam Kendricks, the 2015 USA Outdoor Champion, plus Mike Arnold and Carlo Paech. The women’s competition will also see Olympian Katerina Stefanidi take to the runway along with Sandi Morris, a USA Championship silver medalist and the NCAA indoor record holder. Relays regular Becky Holliday, an Olympian herself that owns a personal best of 15-1, will also challenge for the Capital Square Vault title.Those same vaulters will also compete inside Drake Stadium during the pole vault competitions that will be two of the 12 Rio Olympic Games Previews that Brown announced. Each of those 12 events will feature some of the world’s top competitors in what Brown anticipates will be a season-opening preview of the field in this summer’s upcoming Olympic games. Currently, 29 Olympians are committed to begin their road to Rio at Drake Stadium including eight gold medalists, 15 World Champions and six individual American record holders.Those events include the 400 meters, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, pole vault, triple jump and high jump for the men’s field and a 1,500 meters, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, pole vault, long jump and shot put for the women’s competitors. Additionally, an elite men’s 800 meters and a co-ed shuttle-hurdle relays will be contested on the Blue Oval. The fields for those events will be announced in the upcoming weeks via the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee website (www.DrakeRelays.org) and social media accounts (@DrakeRelays).The Rio Olympic Games Previews aren’t the only addition to the slate this year as Brown unveiled an enhancement to the high school competition at Drake Stadium. For the previous two years, college competitors have raced for the Hy-Vee Cup, given to the team with the highest score across various relay events. This year, high school teams will compete for a high school Hy-Vee Cup with points awarded to the top finishers in the 4×100, 4×800, 4×400 and sprint medley relays.Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee go on sale to the general public on March 24 at 9 a.m. All-session and multi-session tickets are currently available by clicking here or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.
Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has called on the Government to end its policy of neglect and spin with regard to the Buncrana three school campus. He says a site must be secured without delay so that the project can be progressed.“The proposed three school Crana College campus will be home to Crana College secondary school, which has more than 500 students; Buncrana Gaelscoil, which was established in 1999; and the second level Gaelcolaiste Coláiste Chineál Eoghain, which is currently housed in Tullyarvan Mill”, said Deputy McConalogue. “Many students in Crana College are being taught in prefabs, while Buncrana Gaelscoil, which has almost 180 students, is using Buncrana Youth Club, as its school building.“Despite the project being on the agenda for over ten years now, the Government has failed to prioritise the purchase of a site meaning that the project is at a standstill. In response to repeated representations, there has been a consistent effort by the Government to claim that progress was being made, when it is clear that very little has been happening.“In fact, there are times when it appears as if the project has been going backwards.“Four years ago the Government, along with Donegal Education and Training Board, identified a preferred site list for the campus. However, in 2014 it decided to begin the process again – this time asking Donegal County Council to carry out the assessment. As a result, the project has taken almost two years to get back to the same stage it was at in 2013. “Meanwhile students, teachers, parents and local school management have been left in the frustrating position where they have had to get by on a day to day basis in increasingly unsuitable and cramped accommodation.“In recent days, we have seen the Government attempt to spin this lack of progress – with Minister Joe McHugh announcing that he has now asked the Minister for Education to meet with school representatives.“Minister McHugh has conveniently ignored the fact that Donegal ETB, following a motion from my colleague Cllr Rena Donaghey, had asked for a meeting between the Minister and local school representatives in May.“I am concerned that this meeting will not now take place until September or later and I have written to Minister Bruton to outline the frustration among the local communities at the lack of progress. I have called on him to facilitate a meeting without delay.“The students, teachers, parents and management of the three schools deserve more than spin from this Government and it is high time that a site for the three school campus is identified and progressed”, concluded Deputy McConalogue. McConalogue slams government’s neglect of Buncrana Three School Campus was last modified: July 30th, 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:buncrana three school campuscharlie mc conalogueCRANA COLLEGE
James DeGale believes he proved his doubters wrong by overcoming tough Pole Piotr Wilczewski to become European super-middleweight champion.DeGale was rocked in the fifth round and absorbed a number of other heavy shots before winning a majority points decision at the Liverpool Echo Arena.Having narrowly lost on points to George Groves in May, this time the Harlesden fighter’s work in the second half of the bout was enough to convince the judges.DeGale said: “I proved a point in there. It was one of the toughest fights of my career. The guy was very tough but I did the job and proved a lot of things.“The fight against Groves made me more determined than ever that nobody is going to do that to me again.“I wasn’t at my best and I’ve still got a lot to learn. But I showed a lot of qualities against a very strong opponent.”Saturday’s victory gives DeGale a top-10 world ranking, paving the way for a possible world title challenge in 2012.There could also be a rematch with fellow West Londoner Groves, who defends his British and Commonwealth belts against Paul Smith at Wembley Arena next month.