Asian Cup: Azkals impress in loss to South Korea

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Yellow vest’ boxer arrested after assaulting French policeman As it stands, Korea and China lead the group with three points each. The Chinese came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan, 2-1, in the other match. The Azkals travel to Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as they prepare for the clash against China set on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college South Korea’s forward Jaesung Lee (up) heads the ball during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football game between Korea Republic and Philippines at the al-Maktoum stadium in Dubai on January 07, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)DUBAI—The result was not ideal, but it was a memorable debut nonetheless for the Philippines in the AFC Asian Cup. The Azkals held their ground against powerhouse South Korea before conceding in the second half as they fell to a 0-1 defeat in their first AFC Asian Cup match at Al Maktoum Stadium here. ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Playing with laser-like focus against a side that regularly plays in the World Cup, the Azkals defended stoutly and looked dangerous on the counterattack for 65 minutes, before they were left undone by a classy finish from Hwang Uijo. The Korean striker turned and rifled the ball past Michael Falkesgaard, bringing relief to his side that struggled to break down the disciplined and well-drilled Azkals, who are the lowest ranked side in Group C at No. 116. 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 ChrissMichael Falkesgaard pulled off two big saves in the first half to keep the Azkals in the match, before Javier Patino had a couple of golden opportunities to put the Philippines in front. His best chance came early in the second half when he broke free on the left only to fire a tamed effort straight at Kim Seunggyu. Patino had a volley saved by Kim on the counter late in the second half.  View commentslast_img read more


25 graduate from Caribbean Leadership Project

first_imgTwenty-five high-level public servants are now better equipped to lead the various departments they manage, following completion of training through the Caribbean Leadership Project.A small presentation ceremony for the participants was held on Thursday at the Department of the Public Service on Waterloo Street, Georgetown. The programme, held under the theme ‘Leading for Results”, was geared towards training of level-three managers and focused on the improvement of leadershipParticipants of the Caribbean Leadership Project efficiency in the Public Service.Public Service Department Permanent Secretary, Reginald Brotherson, said that “public servants attitude and the way the public service is viewed, must be changed”. According to Brotherson, the “nonsense” that occurs within the public service can no longer be tolerated if change is to happen.“The whole issue of service, service delivery and people taking their own time to do things but not taking their time to get acquainted with public service rules, the FMA Act. They are not getting acquainted with the debates that are happening in Parliament, that are going to change our lives and the trajectory that Guyana is on for level-three managers…”, Brotherson said.Public Service Ministerial Advisor, Vincent Alexander, noted that the public service is at a point where change is crucial and the training provided, indicates that the Government has signalled its commitment to ensuring this happens.According to Alexander, “change has to be brought about based on new ideas, implementation of those ideas, so you are challenged not to be routine. Leaders cannot be routine. They cannot just go to work and do what has to be done. They have to be thinkers and doers.”Introspection as a leader, Alexander pointed out, is a very critical element when dealing with others.“One must see the work place and its human resource as a jigsaw puzzle. Every piece of that puzzle has its place… the challenge really is to find the correct place for each and every piece of that puzzle and if you do that then you would be able to complete the objective of putting that puzzle together and that is what the challenge is for the leaders of today,” Alexander was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.Participants described the training as timely and said it forced them to make changes in the way they managed departments.Chief Probation and Service Officer from the Social Protection Ministry, Oslyn Smith, stated, “The skills that I would have learnt from the training, has forced me to examine myself because as a leader it is necessary for me to be in order before I try to impose or make any special request or give any instruction. My way of thinking, the way I go about doing business, the Ministry’s work and so on, that has to be in order.”Principal Regional Development Officer of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Anil Roberts pointed out that “What our facilitators have taught us will last forever in our life as public servants and also help upkeep the standard of the public service as well.”The seven-year Caribbean Leadership Project which is funded by Canada, focuses on the areas of service delivery, leadership, administration transitions and team building, in keeping with its policy to ensure efficient public service. The programme commenced on September 12, 2016.last_img read more


Hometown Heroes Lottery Tickets on sale now

first_imgHometown Heroes Lottery ticket prices are as followsHometown Heroes Lottery Grand Prize – Three-pack of tickets for $75, six-pack for $100, 20-pack for $275.50/50 Plus Lottery – Maximum jackpot of $2,220,000. Two-pack of tickets for $15, six-pack for $30, and 20-pack for $60.Daily Cash Plus Game – 209 prizes will be awarded, and an additional $300,000 will be won. Two-pack of tickets for $25 and a six-pack for $50.There are 3,169 prizes worth over a total of $3.4 million, including luxury homes, vacations, and cars.Tickets can be purchased online at www.heroeslottery.com, by phone, 604-648-4376, or 1-866-597-4376. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Hometown Heroes Lottery tickets are on sale now announced the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), UBC Hospital Foundation and the British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund (Burn Fund).The funds raised from the Hometown Heroes Lottery tickets are used for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. Funds also support Burn Fund programs including the annual Burn Camp for young burn survivors. “VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive the proceeds from Hometown Heroes Lottery. These funds purchase life-saving medical equipment at Vancouver General Hospital,” says Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “Each ticket purchase has a direct impact on patients and enables us be able to put the most advanced medical tools into the hands of our talented medical teams, ensuring that VGH remains at the forefront of specialized care for adults in BC.”- Advertisement -A local recipient that was helped because of these funds was Talia, in June 2018 she was working at a hunting lodge just outside of Fort St. John. Part of her duties included making a smudge fire to deter bugs from bothering the lodge’s horses; a task that Talia had confidently completed many times before. The fire starter that she was using caught on fire and then quickly blew up, causing Talia to catch on fire. Talia was surrounded by her boyfriend and crew at the time and they drove her three hours to the nearest hospital. From there she was airlifted to VGH where she spent three and a half weeks before transitioning to the Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver, where she stayed for another week.“The Burn Fund relies on the generosity of our supporters to fund public burn prevention programs, vital survivor services, and enhanced care for burn survivors,” says Lisa Beck, Executive Director of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. “We are thrilled to partner with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for the Hometown Heroes Lottery again this year. Funds directly support burn survivors across the province, many of whom are treated at the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Plastic and High Acuity Unit at VGH. Thank you to everyone who buys a ticket for the Hometown Heroes Lottery.”Funds are what drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. Ticket sales for the 2019 Hometown Heroes Lottery run until July 11, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more


Emery forces long-serving Wilshere to seek new pastures

first_img0Shares0000Jack Wilshere has scored 14 goals in his 197 appearances since making his debut for Arsenal in 2008 © AFP/File / Ben StansallLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 20 – England midfielder Jack Wilshere is to end almost two decades at Arsenal and leave on a free transfer after being told by manager Unia Emery he would not be a first choice next season.The 26-year-old — scorer of 14 goals in his 197 appearances since making his debut for ‘The Gunners’ in 2008 — said he had offered to take a pay cut, which persuaded former manager Arsene Wenger to recommend he be awarded a new contract. However, Emery told the injury-prone Wilshere — who missed out on making the World Cup squad after his form faltered towards the end of the season — even with that he would not be prominent in his planning for next season.“Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have due to purely footballing reasons,” he said in a post on Instagram.“Following my meeting with the new manager I was made aware that although the reduced contract offer remained, it was made clear to me that my playing time would be significantly reduced should I decide to stay.”Wilshere, who won the last of his 34 caps in the humiliating loss to Iceland at Euro 2016, said he would take his time deciding who he would play for next.Clubs such as Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace — managed by former England handler Roy Hodgson — are reported to have shown an interest of late.“I’ll now be taking the time necessary to consider my options before deciding on the next stage of my career,” sad Wlshere.“There will be the opportunity to talk properly when the time is right but for now I would just like to thank everyone at the club for everything over the past 17 years.“In particular Arsene Wenger and his staff, all of my team-mates over the years, everyone at the academy for helping me fulfil my dream and of course the fans, who I have always shared such a special relationship with.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


UCLA not deterred by losses

first_imgCOLLEGE FOOTBALL: The Bruins still unbeaten in Pac-10 going into Cal game. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER UCLA tailback Kahlil Bell grabbed the rubbery white bracelet on his left wrist and gave it a snap, then did the same to the identical bracelet around his right wrist. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For the last few seasons Bruins coach Karl Dorrell had a snappy phrase, geared toward winning the Pacific-10 Conference title, engraved into rubber bracelets, and asked all his players to wear them. Dorrell isn’t fond of speaking about internal program mottos, instead desiring the rallying cries remain exclusive to those who are on the field, and not a rallying cry designed for the masses. And this year’s motto, which is to finish games strong and win a conference title, may fit into Dorrell’s wish of keeping things in house better than any, because there may not be a whole lot of folks believing in the Bruins these days. UCLA hosts No. 10 California at a sold-out Rose Bowl today as one of two undefeated Pac-10 teams, but that is hardly the vibe in Westwood. The Bruins have not played since a demoralizing 14-point home loss to a bad Notre Dame program two weeks ago. Couple that defeat with the 38-point loss at Utah last month and talking about the Bruins winning the league title doesn’t seem quite right. “We’re 3-0 in the Pac-10, so we’re in the driver’s seat,” Bell said. “We’re 3-0, and I firmly believe we can win this conference. “Everybody on this team feels we have just as good a shot as anybody else to win this conference.” The Bruins are a half-game behind Arizona State (7-0, 4-0), but many of their toughest opponents remain on the schedule. Bell said the players knew they were undefeated in league play, even after the horrific defeat to the Irish, but it wasn’t until the coaching staff hammered the point home that total belief took affect. “Coach put up some numbers, and we actually got to see it physically instead of just hearing it, and we kind of shook (Notre Dame) off,” Bell said. “It’s a nonconference game. I know it (stinks) to say that, and great teams have to be ready and come out every week to play a championship game … but it meant absolutely nothing to the Pac-10 race. “And we all have these wrist bands on that say, `Finish Pac-10 championship.’ Everybody on this team believes we can win a Pac-10 championship.” The Bruins (4-2, 3-0 Pac-10) have found their defensive stride lately, but the offense is a shell of what it was expected to be. With Ben Olson out a few more weeks with a knee injury, Patrick Cowan is the undisputed starter at quarterback, but there is no guarantee walk-on backup McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who committed five turnovers in three quarters against Notre Dame, will not be pressed into action. Cowan, who practiced for two full weeks since injuring his hamstring in training camp, is making his first appearance since tearing a ligament in his right knee Sept. 22 against Washington. Much of Cowan’s game relies on avoiding pressure and getting out of the pocket, but his mobility is in question because his knee is not 100 percent, and he is wearing a cumbersome brace. “He’s going to have to wear that for awhile,” Dorrell said, “but his mobility and his ability to move around and stuff looks to be pretty good.” The reason for skepticism comes in two games – a 44-6 loss at Utah, which is now 5-3, and the 20-6 loss to Notre Dame, which is 1-6 – that threaten to paint a dark picture of a season that began so brightly. And much of the problems are offensive-based. Injuries have played a role, but sloppiness and lack of execution are also prime factors. Twelve of UCLA’s 18 turnovers came against the Utes and the Irish, and 21 of its 50 penalties came in those two losses. And no bracelets are needed to know that is the rallying cry for the offense today. “The only people who stopped us have been ourselves,” UCLA offensive tackle Aleksey Lanis said. “If you look at our last six games, what happened? Turnovers, penalties. “So if we stop penalties, and stop our false starts, we’ll get on track. We have been able to run on most teams so far, and the only thing that stopped us is penalties in key situations.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Justice, finally!

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Then, on Thursday, a joint team of Mexican federales and U.S. marshals nabbed Garcia outside his uncle’s home in Jalisco state. Now Garcia awaits extradition to the U.S., and the justice he has for too long avoided. At long last, some measure of relief has come to Deputy March’s family. And Americans and Mexicans alike need no longer worry that a murder suspect is at large. Garcia’s capture and eventual extradition should also mark a significant step forward in U.S.-Mexican relations. His freedom – in stark contrast to March’s death – was the single most glaring example of Mexico’s refusal to cooperate with American law enforcement. But between the Mexican Supreme Court’s reversal last year and now Garcia’s capture, it appears that that era is coming to an end. With Mexico acting more like an ally and less like an antagonist, perhaps the door has been opened to better relations with the U.S., including a rationalization of border policies. True, Mexico still refuses to extradite those facing capital punishment, and for that reason L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley will not be seeking the death penalty in this case. But given that California currently has a de facto moratorium on executions – and that condemned criminals typically wait 16 years before facing execution anyway – that hardly seems to make much of a difference. What matters most is that Garcia is no longer a free man, and that, if found guilty, he will rightly spend his life behind bars. Thanks to Mexico’s overdue but welcome cooperation, justice for David March and his family will no longer be denied.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR the past four years, as U.S. and Mexican officials have wrangled over immigration policy, there has been a huge, nagging obstacle: Armando Garcia. Garcia is the Mexican national and illegal immigrant who is accused of killing L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy David March during a traffic stop in 2002. He fled south of the border, then lived with virtual impunity because of an outrageous Mexican policy of refusing to extradite fugitives who faced either the death penalty or life in prison. But Garcia’s luck has finally run out. First, in November, the Mexican Supreme Court reversed its policy, agreeing to extradite suspected criminals facing life in prison. last_img read more


Everton youngster in talks over move to Turkey

first_imgGalatasaray are in talks with Everton over a deal for Henry Onyekuru.The 21-year-old moved to Goodison Park last summer from Eupen for a fee of £7million. 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News After joining Everton, the highly-rated Nigeria international was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht, where he scored nine league goals last season.Onyekuru needs to play more to secure a work permit that would allow him to be part of the Everton squad for the 2019/20 season.Galatasaray have since shown an interest in signing the striker on loan and talks are now under way.The Turkish club confirmed via their Twitter account that they were negotiating with Everton to get a deal done.A statement read: “Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru’s official transfer from Everton FC has started with official talks between the footballer and club, Everton FC.” Henry Onyekuru in action for former club Anderlecht REVEALED targets LATEST IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelottilast_img read more


Pic Special: Lurgybrack community enjoy run for National School

first_imgLurgybrack National School took part in the Lurgybrack three and five kilometres run on Monday the 20th of May. It was a fun event in which the Lurgybrack community all came together and took part in for the national school.The schools’ Rory Reynolds thanked everyone involved. He said “A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association and school staff that organised the event. A huge thank you to Gavin and Terence at Diver’s Hyundai who kindly sponsored the event and allowed the use of their premise.”The money raised from the event will go towards new PE equipment for the school.Pic Special: Lurgybrack community enjoy run for National School was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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 to be hit by tail-end of Hurricane Dorian

first_imgThe remnants of Hurricane Dorian could pass by Donegal next week with warnings of 80kmh gusts as the Category 5 hurricane crosses the Atlantic.The UK Met Office is expecting the tempest to combine with Storm Gabrielle, bringing heavy rain in the coming days.However, Met Eireann says that Irish weather will remain sunny and mild, with temperatures of 20C likely this weekend. A forecaster said: “Tomorrow will be dry with long clear periods on Saturday night. Chilly, with lows of 5 to 9 degrees in near calm conditions.“Sunday will be largely dry and bright with sunny spells. There will be a few outbreaks of rain in the west. Light breezes at first becoming moderate southwesterly.“Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees. It will cloud up in western counties during the evening and rain will track across the country on Sunday night.“Remaining overnight rain in the east soon clearing on Monday morning, followed by a mix of sunshine and showers. “It will be a  cooler day with top temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in moderate northwesterly winds, fresh at times near the coast.“Tuesday is looking mainly dry with sunny spells. Later in the day or in the night rain is expected to arrive from the west with strengthening winds as well.”Donegal to be hit by tail-end of Hurricane Dorian was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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


R60bn investment plan for E Cape

first_img1 June 2007South Africa’s Eastern Cape has launched a public-private initiative that aims to attract R60-billion worth of investment into the largely rural, eastern part of the province over the next 10 years.Planned projects – designed to capitalise on the region’s high rainfall and large labour supply – include a new dam for hydroelectric power and irrigation and an agricultural irrigation scheme.A special purpose, government-owned company – Asgisa Eastern Cape Pty Ltd – has been launched to oversee the projects. Eastern Cape Premier Nosimo Balindlela said in a statement last month that the projects driven by Asgisa Eastern Cape would help develop Mthatha into the third major city in the province, after Port Elizabeth and East London.The first “mega-project” will be the multi-billion rand Umzimvubu Basin Water Management project, which will be linked to an irrigation scheme covering a large section of the former Transkei.According to Business Day, a dam will be constructed on the Umzimvubu River – South Africa’s largest undammed river – with a hydro-electric power station capable of generating 2 000 megawatts of electricity.Access to water through the associated irrigation scheme will enable the development of other industries such as forestry and the cultivation of grain and canola, which is used in the production of bio-fuels.“This project will strengthen water security and electricity supply in the province and nationally,” Balindlela said.A second project to be overseen by Asgisa Eastern Cape will be the development of the province’s forestry and timber industry by creating up to 100 000 hectares of plantations over the next 10 years.“Nationwide, the timber industry has employed about 170 000 people and has annually contributed about R16-billion to the economy, and [it] is expected to play a similar role in the province,” Balindlela said.Balindlela has appointed a board of directors for Asgisa Eastern Cape that includes Wiseman Nkuhlu, a former economic adviser to President Thabo Mbeki; Gloria Serobe, the founder of women’s empowerment group Wiphold; and Coega Development Corporation chief executive Pepi Silinga.Businessman and politician Saki Macozoma has been appointed as the company’s chairman. A chief executive is expected to be appointed shortly.All of the company’s endeavours, Balindlela said, would aim to “halve poverty in the area by 2014 and make the Eastern Cape a compelling place to live, work and invest.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more