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first_imgPCB wants security guarantee ISLAMABAD (AP) : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants the Indian government to publicly guarantee security for the Pakistan team during the World Twenty20 in India. The board reacted yesterday to reported comments this week by the head of Himachal Pradesh state that he could not provide security for the Pakistan team and that its WT20 match with India should be shifted to another state. “These latest threats need to be taken seriously,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore. “Political parties (in India) like Shiv Sena, and now even the Congress, have said they will not let us play, and they are the ones creating agitation.” Khan said that he has asked the International Cricket Council to tell the Indian government it needed to issue a public statement welcoming Pakistan’s team in India. India beat UAE by nine wickets DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): India enjoyed a romp before the Asia Cup final in accounting for the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets yesterday. The bowlers paved the way to the easy victory, restricting UAE to 81-9 in 20 overs. India took 10.1 overs to win with 82-1, and seal their fourth straight victory in the tournament. The Indians meet hosts Bangladesh in the final on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma hit 39 while Yuvraj Singh was 25 not out and hit the winning boundary. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the way for India with two for eight. Shaiman Anwar scored 43 after UAE captain Amjad Javed elected to bat first. Court dismisses Pistorius appeal JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’ appeal of his murder conviction, a lawyer said yesterday signalling that the former track star’s long legal battle since he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp may be drawing to a close. The ruling by the Constitutional Court clears the way for a judge to sentence the double-amputee runner for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18. “We’ll proceed to the sentencing,” defence lawyer Andrew Fawcett said.last_img read more

GALLERY: Steph Curry returns to Manila for Wired Different tour

first_imgView comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Passing Grade: Point guards go to head of Hoops Hall class Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has returned to Manila after three years.READ: Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Molested 3-year-old recovering slowly

first_imgThe three-year-old child who was sexually molested almost two weeks ago is recovering slowly and is now in the care of her aunt.Meanwhile her mother who was charged recently with ‘wilful neglect’ and appeared at the Sprinlands Magistrate’s Court is on bail.Commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam told INews Thursday that investigations into the matter are ongoing and it is yet to be determined who sexually molested the young child.He stated that the child was immediately taken out of the endangered environment, and with the intervention of the Child Protection Agency she is now in the care of her aunt.Reports are that between June 18 and 19, the little girl’s mother, who is reportedly an alcoholic, had gone on a drinking spree and when she returned home the night she retired to bed with her five children.Hours later mother awoke and discovered her three-year-old missing from their bed and upon checking she found the child on the floor of the house bleeding profusely from the vagina.The matter was immediately reported and the child rushed to the hospital where she was admitted.The mother and her ‘boyfriend’ had been taken into police custody when investigations commenced.last_img read more

Gaskin contradicts Patterson on US$4B Lethem airport

first_imgFigures that were thrown around when Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson reportedly announced a US$4 billion airport to be built in Lethem during a recent Ministerial outreach are being debunked by his counterpart, Minister Dominic Gaskin.Gaskin, who has responsibility for the business sector, was at the time appearing on a panel discussing “The State of Economy and Business in Guyana”, which also featured former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill.Business MinisterDominic GaskinGaskin appeared surprised at the announcement.“US$4 billion? No, I think that has to be a mistake. That is obviously an error, US$4 billion for an airport in Lethem. No disrespect to the community of Lethem, but I don’t think any responsible Government would spend US$4 billion on an airport in Lethem. It is probably $4 billion Guyana dollars, which is closer to US$20 million.Gaskin was asked by the host whether the headline and article, which appeared in sections of the State media, were being used to boost the coalition party’s chances at General and Regional Elections, constitutionally due by March 19.“The Chronicle is an organ of the State media and it reports on whatever the Government does. That’s just one of the many headlines that would have appeared in the Chronicles over the years.”“I don’t know that The Chronicle is part of the campaign, but as a member of the Government, we’re always promoting what we do,” the Minister added.Since the passage of a no-confidence vote against the Government in December 2018 which should have triggered the resignation of Cabinet and the calling of early General and Regional Elections, Ministers have ramped up their outreaches to various communities.It was during one such outreach to Lethem that Patterson reportedly announced the construction of the airport, as well as upgrades to the existing Linden-Lethem road and a 1.5-megawatt solar farm.The announcement of such a large-scale capital project was reported in Caribbean news outlets. Local political analysts and commentators have also taken note of the frequent travel of Government Ministers to various parts of the country, including the hinterland region.Outspoken attorney and chartered accountant, Christopher Ram told Guyana Times on Monday that it is clear that the current Administration is utilising State resources to fund their political campaign.“That is a misuse of public State funds and there is a law on campaign financing – the Representation of the People’s Act has provisions on it. The Government is abusing the law and State resources,” he added.In Chapter 1:03 Part XIII of the Act titled “Election Expenses”, a limit is placed on personal campaign expenses to GY$25,000 per candidate and a maximum sum of GY$50,000 multiplied by a maximum number of 53 from a total number of 65 candidates for each contesting political party. The Guyana exchange rate in 1990 was GY$45: US$1. It is presently GY$200: US$1.And according to Section 120 (1) of the amended Act, following elections, political parties’ election agents have 35 days in which to submit financial returns to the Chief Elections Officer, disclosing on behalf of candidates and their parties, all payments made by the party’s election agent, amounts of personal expenses paid by each candidate, all disputed and unpaid claims, all monies, securities, and those received for the conduct of the elections, the names of donors and contributors, among others.However, since the enactment of these regulations (Act 24 of 1990) they have neither been observed by contesting political parties nor enforced by the Chief Elections Officer. Ram said, therefore, this could lead to social, political and economic instabilities in society.last_img read more

Juventus face AC Milan for fourth Italian Cup title in row

first_imgThe three-time holders will play AC Milan who battled past Lazio 5-4 on penalties in the Stadio Olympico after their semi-final remained goalless after extra time.Nikola Kalinic almost scored the winner after 117 minutes but sent the ball over the bar when alone in front of goal, sending the game to penalties.AC Milan could thank the saves of teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for a spot in the final in Rome on May 9 with centre-back Alessio Romagnoli scoring the winning penalty.“It was a night of suffering. This is a very young team, we must get them back to being the team that made the fans dream,” said Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.The win extends Gattuso’s unbeaten streak with AC Milan to 13 games, with six straight wins.But the former AC Milan midfielder insisted there was too much talk about him and how he has turned around the team.“I’m not a tactical guru. I’m just a lucky guy.”Five-time winners Milan last won the Cup in 2003, with their last final in 2016.Earlier Juventus took on Atalanta, whose Serie A game Sunday was snowed off, with light snowfall still in the Allianz Stadium.“Compliments to the lads for what they did tonight and are doing this season,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.– ‘Not an obsession’ –It will be a record 18th final for Juventus with Allegri’s side bidding for a 13th Cup in total.“We will play in a historical stadium, but it must not become an obsession,” continued the Juventus coach of their bid for a record fourth Cup crown.“In the first half we had difficulty closing them down, after the break Douglas Costa started playing in a centre-forward role and that broke the game open.”Higuain missed out as he recovers from a sprained ankle.Atalanta had come out firing with Alejandro Gomez sending over the bar with Gianluigi Buffon tested as he latched on to Josip Ilicic’s deflected cross pushing over the top.Gomez thought he had scored the equaliser for Atalanta after the break with Buffon off the line, lobbing the Juventus captain, only for the ball to bounce off the outside off the post.The breakthrough came when Juventus were awarded a penalty when Matuidi went down under pressure from defender Gianluca Mancini, with Pjanic slotting in to the fury of Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.“That penalty was non-existent,” blasted Gasperini as his side missed out on their bid for just a second Cup title after 1963.AC Milan and Lazio battled for 220 minutes in total between the San Siro and the Stadio Olympico in a tie between two ambitious sides who have rediscovered their form in Serie A and the Europa League.Lazio threatened early with AC Milan staying in the game thanks to Donnarumma who tipped over a Ciro Immobile shot within the first five minutes and then denied Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with his legs.Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha also did well to clear off Suso after a quarter-of-an hour, but almost created an own goal by badly clearing Hakan Calhanoglu freekick.Both sides had their chances in the second half with Milinkovic-Savic again missing in the final minute.After their gruelling match both sides face tough weekends in Serie A with Lazio hosting Juventus and AC Milan a derby against city rivals Inter Milan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Let’s talk: Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah jokes with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on Wednesday © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Mar 1 – Holders Juventus booked their ticket to the Italian Cup final for the fourth year in a row to set up a meeting with AC Milan after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in a semi-final second leg tie played in the snow in Turin on Wednesday.The first leg ended 1-0 in Bergamo thanks to an early Gonzalo Higuain goal, and Juventus also won the second when Miralem Pjanic slotted in a 75th-minute penalty awarded after Blaise Matuidi was fouled in the box.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF ST COLUMBA’S PARISH, TERMON

first_imgSt. Columba’s Parish TermonFr. Patrick Mc Hugh PPPhone/Fax 074-9139016 Emergency Mobile number 086-2831800Fr. Michael Mc Keever, Churchill at 074-9137057 or daytime at 074-9121208Parish website: www.gartantermon.net or www.raphoeparishes.com/termon.htmSaturday 17th & Sunday 18th of March 2012 4th Sunday of LentWeekday Masses & Announced Mass Intentions  Sat 17th March7.00pmCatherine Murray RIPSun 18th March 9.00am &11.00amMissa Pro Populo   Patrick Toland Strabane RIPMon 19th March9.30am Madge Friel Drumdeevin RIPTues 20th March 7.00pmMass with the celebration of first Confession Wed 21st March 9.30amAnton & Anne Gallagher and Deceased members of the Gallagher Family Tirhillion Thur 22nd Mar’ 7.00pmCelia Stanton RIPFri  23rd March9.30amJohn Gallagher Stragraddy RIPSat 24th March 10.00am7.00 pmPrivate IntentionCharlie & Katie Friel RIPSun 25th March9.00am11.00amMissa Pro Populo John Lynagh Loughascarry RIPThe Loop Hearing Aid system is currently available for all Ceremonies in this Church  The 9.00am Mass every Sunday is offered for the intentions of the people of the parish Confessions are available after Mass on Sat evening & on the First Friday of every Month. Divine Mercy after 10.00am Mass every Saturday except the first Saturday of the Month. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 22nd March  after Mass concluding with the Rosary and the blessing of the people at 9.30pm. Raphoe Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes 22nd – 27th May Details of this years Pilgrimage to Lourdes is on the church notice board the cost is €685 per person sharing plus €25 for the bus fare to and from Belfast International Airport.  For more information or to book a place on the Pilgrimage contact Brenda on 074 9125090.First Confessions –for Scoil Colmcille Termon on Thursday March 20th @ 7.00pm Mass First Holy Communion –Scoil Colmcille, Termon on Saturday May 5thGraveyard Mass – Termon on July 8th Confirmation-   March 29th 6.00pmIncome, Building Fund and & Weekend Collection €1433. Expenditure €1735.  Collectors for the Month of MarchSaturday Vigil Mass 7.00pmPaddy Mc LaughlinSun 9.00am MassDanny Kelly Currin & Jamie Gallagher CurrinSunday 11.00am MassC. Gallagher Burn rd & Patrick Gallagher L’ascarry Your help is appreciated!!Healing Mass with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be on Thurs’ April 26th @7pmStations of the Cross and  Benediction on this Sunday evening at 7.00pm. We pray this evening for the renewal of the Church in IrelandCongratulations to the young people from the Parish who will be receiving their Pope John Paul II Awards on Wednesday night @7.00pm in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey Choir Practice for Easter will take place after Mass & the Rosary on  Monday 2nd April @7.45 Collectors for the Parish: Over the next few weeks you will be approached by members of the Parish Council to see if you are willing to act as an Offertory Collector in St. Columba’s Church.  Existing Collectors will be approached as well to see if they are willing to continue to collect. General Knowledge Table Quiz will take place in Arena 7, Letterkenny on Wednesday 21st March at 9.30pm in aid of ACT, a charity that supports the needs of terminally ill children in Donegal and Leratong Hospice in South Africa. Teams of 4, no entry fee, donations if desired. Please come along to support this very worthy cause.Notices from An Craoibhín :Silver Circle March Draw-1st Patrick Hilferty – €240.00.  2nd Denis & Denise Sheridan – €120.00.  3rd Joanne Harley – €60.00.  Thank you for your continued support.Termon community Clean up Day: Meet at Craoibhín on Saturday 31st March at 9.30am.  Contact Anne Louis on 087-6698109 for further details Course for engaged couples: “What every couple should know before they get married”. The course will provide a wide variety of topics to help them to understand each other better and improve their communication skills.  The course will be held in Kilmacrennan in The Old Primary School on the 21st of April 2012. If you have any questions or wish to register ring Magdalena 087 94 99 741. Cost 50 euro per couple.’LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF ST COLUMBA’S PARISH, TERMON was last modified: March 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF ST COLUMBA’S PARISHTermonlast_img read more

Glennie Leads Women’s Golf At MVC Preview

first_img Results Story Links CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Junior Madison Glennie finished tied for ninth to lead the Drake University women’s golf team at the MVC Preview on Tuesday.Glennie fired a 74 in the final round for a total score of 222 (78-70-74). Sophomore Grace Dunn carded an 83 for a total score of 237 (79-75-83). Freshmen Sigulaug Jonsdottir and Aimee Gerschke recorded scores of 240 (79-77-84) and 256 (87-83-86), respectively. Brooke Miller, who withdrew in the second round due to injury, came back and shot an 85 for a 36-hole total of 170 (85-85).Freshman Reilly Krohe, who played as an individual, registered a score of 274 (94-89-91).The Bulldogs finished in 11th-place out of 14 teams, totaling a score of 952 (321-305-326). Drake will wrap up the fall season on Oct. 17-18 when the Bulldogs look to defend their Creighton Classic title. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Hosts Texas State Saturday Afternoon

first_img Buy Tickets The Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center to host Texas State in the third game of the season for both squads. Tipoff at the Knapp Center is set for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.Saturday is also Community Day at the Knapp Center with $1 advance sales on general admission tickets by using the promo code DOLLAR at DrakeTix.com/promo. $1 popcorn is also available and the first 50 kids at the Knapp Center receive a free Drake mini-basketball.Saturday’s contest will be the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and Bobcats and the Bulldogs return home with a 1-1 record after falling at Colorado, 100-71, Tuesday evening.Nick Norton has led the team in scoring in both outings this season with 17.5 points per game while shooting 7-of-11 from three-point range.Texas State is 2-0 this season with a win over Air Force and Hardin-Simmons to date. Junior Nijal Pearson has led the Bobcats so far with 15.5 points per game including 21 points in the victory over Air Force.Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs travel to Kansas City to face UMKC Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. ESPN3 Drake Game Notes Live Stats center_img Live Audio Story Links Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

JUDGE ORDERS THE ARREST OF DONEGAL-BASED ACTOR

first_imgA Judge has ordered the arrest of Donegal-based actor Gerard McSorley after he failed to turn up to court yesterday to face a breach of the peace charge.Actor Gerard McSorleyThe 63-year-old, who famously played the role of crime boss John Gilligan in the hit film ‘Veronica Guerin’,  lives in Bunbeg. He had been arrested earlier this month and was charged at a Dublin garda station.A separate carless driving case against McSorley is to be heard at Letterkenny District Court next June.The theatre, television and film actor was given station bail to appear at Dublin District Court yesterday.When his case was called a garda sergeant furnished Judge Hugh O’Donnell with a certificate with the details of Mr McSorley’s arrest, charge and cautioning.Judge O’Donnell noted that there was no appearance by the defendant and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.The charge before the court related to an alleged breach of the peace charge under Section Six of the Public Order Act.He is accused of engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on November 6.The offence on conviction can carry a possible three-month sentence and/or a fine.The actor has appeared in a string of hit films including ‘Omagh’, ‘War Horse’, ‘The Constant Gardener’, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and played Father Todd Unctious in the sitcom ‘Father Ted’.JUDGE ORDERS THE ARREST OF DONEGAL-BASED ACTOR was last modified: November 30th, 2013 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:breach of peaceBunbegGerard McSorleylast_img read more

QPR boss hails “world class” Bruce – and has dig at Aston Villa fans

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR boss Ian Holloway labelled Steve Bruce a “world class manager” who should be in charge of England – but could not resist a sly dig at Aston Villa fans following his side’s defeat.Bruce’s Villa did the double over Rangers thanks to two 1-0 wins, both earned by £15m striker Jonathan Kodjia.But while Holloway conceded the Ivorian was the difference between the clubs in both games, he also lavished praise on Bruce for the way he has revitalised Villa.“Steve for me is a world class manager,” Holloway said.“People might laugh at that but you don’t get four promotions at this level if you’re not as good as he is.“I actually wanted him for England when he was out of work.“They (Villa) have got the right man in charge. I think he’s fantastic, they’re lucky to have him.“There were a few grumbles because everybody wanted to spank me out of sight. But you won, well done.”Holloway attracted criticism from Villa supporters when, while working as a television pundit, he predicted their team would struggle this season.But the Rangers boss insisted he had simply poured scorn on Villa owner Tony Xia’s promise to turn the newly relegated side into “the top club in Europe” in five to 10 years.“I said how difficult it was, with how badly they came down, to actually be in the top two clubs in Europe. And if I’m a bad pundit for saying that, then shoot me,” he said.“I’m not a pundit, I’m a football manager. I don’t get paid as much as all the others because I don’t deserve it and I don’t get to buy the players that everybody else does.“But I do alright with them – so, bothered.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more