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World Cup winner Lloris charged with drunken driving

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first_imgMOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lloris was released on police bail and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 11.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’ French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena’s black catsuit DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. World Cup winner France reclaims the No. 1 spot in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years after defeating Croatia 4-2 for its second World Cup title and jumped up six places. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)LONDON — France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drunken driving in London.The Metropolitan Police says the Tottenham goalkeeper was charged on Friday following a routine patrol stop.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Heat, Spoelstra look at camp as extension of last season

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first_imgCarpio 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 Heat opened training camp on Tuesday with players who accounted for 98 percent of their scoring, 98 percent of their assists and 97 percent of their rebounding from last season. And keeping the same team means that those players, by now, have heard just about every speech and seen just about every trick in the Heat book.Hence, the challenge for Spoelstra this season: Keeping the message and the approach fresh.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 Chriss“I look back on it now and I don’t even know how I prepared for my first training camp,” Spoelstra said after the first practice of the season at Florida Atlantic University. “With this group, this probably felt more like a practice and an extension of last year’s playoff prep because we had so many familiar faces. So that was nice.”Wade was back in Heat camp for the first time since 2015, the 16-year veteran who was with Chicago for camp two years ago and Cleveland last year rising at 5 a.m. and partaking in a yoga session before reporting to the last first practice of his career. Every Heat player besides James Johnson and Dion Waiters, both rehabbing, participated in full-contact portions of the workout. And there was even some live 5-on-5 scrimmaging, an intense tone getting set from the outset. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title There is one obvious difference to Spoelstra’s approach already this season.It’s the first that he’s starting as a dad.Santiago Ray Spoelstra, the first child for Erik and Nikki Spoelstra, was born in March. Fatherhood has changed the Heat coach already, something that’s proven in any number of ways — including an increased coffee intake. Miami’s first three preseason games are at San Antonio, Charlotte and Washington, but the team is going home for about a day and a half between the Hornets and Wizards games.There’s a lot of reasons for breaking up that trip. Family time is most definitely one of them.“It’s been a gamechanger for my wife and I,” Spoelstra said. “He’s been a joy, something that I didn’t necessarily know was going to happen in my life 10 or 15 years ago when I was so deep in the woods in this profession. But I’m so thrilled that we have this opportunity to grow with him.”Spoelstra’s focus is broader now that he’s a dad, but his intensity on the court isn’t going to change.The second-longest current tenured coach in the NBA, behind only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, Spoelstra is going into his 11th season as Heat coach. Among coaches with at least 200 games, he has the 16th-best winning percentage in NBA history and sometime this season he’ll notch career win No. 500 — a level only 31 others have reached.“Since I’ve been here Spo’s done an unbelievable job of motivating us,” Heat guard Wayne Ellington said. “He’s going to have something to give guys the chills and get guys going. He does a great job of that all year long.” MOST READ Lakers loving LeBron’s leadership in 1st practice together Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Great first day,” Wade said.So the roster didn’t really change from the end of last season — at least, not yet, with the Heat still one of the teams involved in pursuing Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler on the trade market. And some part of the Heat DNA aren’t going to change on Spoelstra’s watch either, with the first practice of the year running over two hours as a precursor to two-a-days coming on Wednesday and Thursday.But players know that Spoelstra will find ways to change some things.And it should be noted that they aren’t lobbying him to go soft on them, either.“I think Spo’s doing an amazing job,” Heat point guard Goran Dragic said. “He knows this team 100 percent, what they can do and what they cannot do. Maybe this year he needs to be a little bit rough with us, put more pressure on us. As professionals, we need to embrace that and do what’s good for you and for the team. No excuses. Last year, I think we had too many of those.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)BOCA RATON, Fla. — Part of Miami coach Erik Spoelstra’s annual mandate to players, whether a 16-year veteran like Dwyane Wade or a second-year guy like Bam Adebayo, is to evolve.Spoelstra expects the same from himself.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Liberia Has Poor Human Rights Record’

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first_imgA US State Department Human Rights report about Liberia points to numerous human rights abuses in the country.Lack of justice, corruption, lengthy pretrial detentions, denial of due process, and harsh prison conditions are some human rights abuses recorded about Liberia.Furthermore, the report shows that violence against women and children, including rape and domestic violence, and child labor were also serious problems.Also recorded in the report about Liberia are police abuse, harassment, and intimidation of detainees; arbitrary arrest and detention; official corruption; human trafficking; racial and ethnic discrimination; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons; unlawful deprivation of life under customary law; mob killings; and ritualistic killings.The report also notes that impunity remains a serious problem despite intermittent government attempts to prosecute and punish officials.The report further acknowledges that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, having won the 2011 election, which the international community described as “free and fair,” controls state security forces and resources, but that said security forces are also involved in committing human right abuses.“Liberia is a constitutional republic with a bicameral National Assembly. In November 2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Unity Party won a second term in multi-party presidential elections, which domestic and international observers considered generally free and fair. Authorities generally maintained effective control over the security forces. Security forces, however, committed human rights abuses.”The report signed by US Secretary of State John Kerry also accused Nigeria and Uganda of discrimination against Lesbians and Gays; something it says those two countries have made discriminatory laws to deter.The Government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has emphasized that it will preserve human right without favor or discrimination.Besides the recent report published by the US State Department, the Liberian government has itself acknowledged the challenges of corruption and access to justice amongst other key issues it is striving to address.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US scholar to aid in transforming UG’s engineering programmes

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first_imgIn order to better prepare Guyanese for the budding oil and gas industry, Fulbright US Scholar, Dr Norman Munroe of Florida International University (FIU) is in Guyana to assist the University of Guyana (UG) in developing internationally accredited Engineering programmes.Fulbright US Scholar, Dr Norman Munroe, with Ambassador Sarah-Ann LynchDr Munroe was welcomed by US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch. He was brought here in keeping with the US commitment to help Guyana efficiently manage the anticipated oil revenues for the benefit of the Guyanese people.The Fulbright US Scholar will help UG to pursue the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation of its engineering programmes, including the recently introduced Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.“Dr Munroe will pursue accreditation of engineering programmes at the University of Guyana by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as part of a project to transition the Faculty of Engineering and Technology along a path of global excellence in engineering,” a missive from the US Embassy in Georgetown on Wednesday stated.ABET accreditation is recognised worldwide through international agreements and it provides assurance that programmes meet the global quality standards of the engineering profession.Graduates from an ABET-accredited programme have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the environmental and safety needs of the public. While in Guyana, Professor Munroe will also seek to initiate research on the prevention of corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry that he is currently conducting in his laboratory at FIU.Professor Munroe is one of over 800 US citizens globally who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright US Scholar Programme. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. He is the fifth Fulbright Scholar to work in Guyana since 2015.The Fulbright Programme is the US Government’s flagship international educational exchange programme and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho Tells Louis van Gaal: ‘I Want The Man United Job’*

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first_img*DISCLAIMER: Like a four-year contract from Roman Abramovich, this video shouldn’t be taken seriously!It seems Jose Mourinho has finally broken his silence after being sacked by Chelsea last week.‘Who has he spoken to?’ we hear you ask… talkSPORT’s ever-reliable translator of course!The Special One is hunting down the Man United job (apparently), but how will the Red Devils’ current boss Louis van Gaal react to that?You can find out by watching the video above or you could also check out YouTube.com/talkSPORT for regular and free, funny football content.last_img read more

ADVENTURER BLACK TELLS FAMILY HE IS SAFE AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN SNOW-STORM

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first_imgJason Black has reassured his family he is okay.Adventurer Jason Black has reassured his family that he is okay after being caught in a serious storm on his latest mountaineering expedition.The Letterkenny businessman is currently tackling Mt McKinley in Alaska.However yesterday Black was snowed in at 8,986ft in freezing conditions. He revealed “Didn’t move up last night – bad weather. Must wait for clear window. Very cold temperature & snow. Feeling strong & health good. May be here for few days.”Everest conqueror Black reveaed how he had to dig in his tent in and make iceblock walls for protection against storm.He also revealed “Eating powder food & melting snow ice for water . Sitting in middle of Death Valley the next camp is ‘Base of Chicken Couleur’ to get on to West Rib. Difficult to route as first to ascent this year. Bye for now”.  ADVENTURER BLACK TELLS FAMILY HE IS SAFE AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN SNOW-STORM was last modified: May 25th, 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:DONEGAL MT EVERESTJason BlackMt McKinleylast_img read more

‘Ruben Loftus-Cheek can be like Paul Gascoigne at Italia 90 for England’

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first_imgAnd Barton believes he could emerge as England’s secret weapon in Russia – much like how a 23-year-old Paul Gascoigne became a star on the international stage at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.“I was really impressed by Loftus-Cheek when he came on,” the former Manchester City midfielder told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He looked lively and had that ability to go past a player from midfield.“I just had a funny feeling, and I’m not comparing them by any stretch, but my first World Cup as a kid was Italia 90 and Gascoigne obviously started that tournament as a squad player – he had the number 19 on his back and by the end of the tournament he’d really been taken into the country’s hearts. Loftus-Cheek got 10 minutes to impress against Tunisia, and he used his time well 2 Gazza in action at the 1990 World Cup in Italy – a tournament which famously ended in tears “I just have a feeling that could be Loftus-Cheek for England in Russia.“He’s got that kind of quality, I really think that boy is that good of a player and I’d love to see him start getting more game time.”Listen back to Joey Barton on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!center_img Getty Images 2 Joey Barton has tipped Ruben Loftus-Cheek to play a big role for the rest of England’s World Cup campaign after an impressive cameo in Monday’s 2-1 win over Tunisia.Loftus-Cheek may have only played for ten minutes in the last-gasp win in Volgograd, but he made a big impression with his energy and a number of tidy touches.Replacing the flagging Dele Alli on 80 minutes, the 22-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder seemed to wake the rest of his team-mates up with his bustling attitude, which eventually produced a stoppage-time winner as Harry Kane’s brace got England off to a crucial winning start in Russia.Gareth Southgate is expected to rotate his team for the Three Lions’ next outing against Panama on Sunday, and Loftus-Cheek could get a chance to shine in midfield.last_img read more

RESCUE ON LOUGH SALT: DIVER HAD TO BE TAKEN 150KMS FOR TREATMENT

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first_imgA DIVER suffering from decompression symptoms had to be driven 150kms to be treated, it has emerged.Roberto Logica, an Italian living in Letterkenny, was diving with a friend when they got into difficulties on Lough Salt on Thursday evening.“The other diver was hit by severe nitrogen narcosis which is an effect of breathing air at high depths,” he said of the incident. “That’s why for high depth dives we usually breath mixes of gases with addition of helium and reduction of nitrogen rather than air. Following the narcosis he panicked and surfaced too quickly.“He had decompression sickness symptoms meaning that he had to go asap into a hyperbaric chamber or he would have risked permanent paralysis.”He said his friend was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital – but they had no way of treating him.“They didn’t have the facilities so a friend and I had to drive him to Craigavon in Co Armagh where he was put in a decompression chamber for six hours. Thankfully he came out fine and out of danger.”  RESCUE ON LOUGH SALT: DIVER HAD TO BE TAKEN 150KMS FOR TREATMENT was last modified: August 19th, 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL BOY CROWNED JUNIOR MASTERMIND – NOW HE WANTS TO WORK FOR APPLE OR PLAY FOR ARSENAL!

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first_imgDonegal lad Jack won Ireland’s first Junior MastermindIreland’s first Junior Mastermind has revealed he wants to works for Apple computers – if he doesn’t play for Arsenal football club!Young Jack Meenan beat off stiff competition to win the first ever brainbox show on TV3 tonight.But the gifted Co Donegal lad, 11, says certainly doesn’t sit in his room all day reading books and playing computer games. “I love football and I love playing outside with my friends. Arsenal are my favorite football team and I would love to play for them and Donegal one day,” he said.Jack wiped out the competition in the show’s final last night after hundreds of kids applied to sit in the famous black chair.Jack with presenter Nora Owen and his winner’s trophyJack’s mum Edel, a shopkeeper in Liscooley, Castlefin, said herself and architect husband Derek are so proud of Jack.“He’s a great lad but he’s certainly no bookworm. He only really reads at night with his younger brother Michael, 7. “During the daytime, it’s hard to get him in off the street and if he’s not out there he’s on his X-Box,” she laughed.Jack is in sixth class in St Mary’s National School in Liscooley and all his friends are delighted he became Junior Mastermind last night.“They have been very good to him including his teacher Mr Breen and principal Mr Roarty,” said mum Edel.Edel said Jack is already showing signs that he may become the next Steve Jobs at Apple computers.“If anything breaks down in the house, we just call Jack. He’s also very technical. “If anything happens to the computers, then we just give it to him and he fixes it,” laughed Edel.And she said she would encourage other parents just to allow their parents to do what they want.“We never shoved books on Jack or Michael. I think children should be allowed to find themselves.“They’ll all be good at different things,” she said. From the hundreds that applied only 5 finalists aged 10 or 11 have made it to the Grand Final and chose specialist subjects.Jack’s specialist subject was Tin Tin the Great Adventurer.He plays for Robert Emmets and also loves soccer, basketball and American Football.DONEGAL BOY CROWNED JUNIOR MASTERMIND – NOW HE WANTS TO WORK FOR APPLE OR PLAY FOR ARSENAL! was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:castlefinDONEGAL BOY CROWNED JUNIOR MASTERMIND – NOW HE WANTS TO WORK FOR APPLE OR PLAY FOR ARSENAL!Jack MeenanJunior Mastermind winnerlast_img read more

Judge sends two to trial in slayings

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – A judge ruled Wednesday that the testimony of one witness, corroborated by several homicide detectives, was enough to hold two men for trial on multiple murder charges. Cimarron Bernard Bell, 31, of unincorporated Whittier and Briaell Michael Lee, 23, of Los Angeles are both charged in the murders of three men whose bodies were found stuffed into a Mercedes-Benz at a strip mall in La Mirada on Jan. 30, 2004. Bell is additionally charged in the Nov. 11, 2003, murder of Ineka Edmonson, 22, of Compton. Her body was found inside her car, which was parked in La Habra. Both defendants also are charged with three special circumstances – multiple murders, intentionally carrying out murders for financial gain and lying in wait to commit murder. Deputy District Attorney Darrel Mavis said the special circumstance allegations allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty if Lee and Bell are found guilty. No decision on whether prosecutors will seek death for the two has been made yet. During the second day of a preliminary hearing for Bell and Lee, their public defender, Harriet Hawkins, sought to dismiss the special circumstances allegations for lack of evidence. “We only have what Ms. Wyatt says. I don’t believe that’s enough evidence to support special circumstance charges,” Hawkins said. But Norwalk Court Judge Patrick Meyers denied the motion. “The defendants should be held to answer for all counts and special-circumstance allegations,” he said. The witness, Neysa Wyatt, testified Tuesday that Bell had described to her details of all four murders. She had been one of Bell’s girlfriends in fall 2003 through January 2004. She testified Bell told her he placed an advertisement in a magazine to sell his Chevrolet for $8,500. He intended to lure a prospective buyer to his home, kill him and take the cash, Wyatt testified. Mario Larios, 23, and Edgar Valles, 22, both of West Covina, and Fernando Pina , 25, of Mexico responded to Bell’s ad. Larios was co-owner of National Fence in Santa Fe Springs and Valles worked for him. All three men were shot to death. According to Wyatt and detectives, Lee and Bell allegedly wrapped the men’s feet in duct tape, wrapped their bodies in plastic sheets and put them in the back seat and trunk of the Mercedes, which belonged to one of the victims. Then they parked the car at the La Mirada strip mall and left it, authorities alleged. Recounting in court what Bell had told her, Wyatt said Bell told Lee to “wrap the gifts tight.” “He (Bell) said there was blood everywhere,” Wyatt testified. Besides her testimony, homicide detectives said they have DNA samples, ballistics tests results and other evidence that connects Bell to the slayings – including a firearm that was used in all of the homicides. “We got significant evidence from Bell’s house,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Detective Sgt. Timothy Miley said. Wyatt also recounted in court Bell’s description of Edmonson’s murder. “He sat on a futon sofa and started to tell me how he done it,” she said. “She was causing problems in his life, running around telling people he bought her things.” She said that Bell also believed that Edmonson – nicknamed “Juicy” – was stealing money from him. Detectives found Edmonson’s body inside her car parked in the 1700 block of East Lambert Road in La Habra on Nov. 12, 2003. Miley testified that, during several interviews with Lee about the January 2004 murders, Lee changed his story. In one interview, he told detectives Bell held his finger over the trigger of a gun and pulled it for him, Miley said. Later, Lee told Miley that he shot a man as he ran begging for his life toward the front door of Bell’s home, after Bell ordered him to shoot, Miley testified. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more