Running on tight schedule, Ceres trips Davao to keep lead

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Overall the whole team showed character,” Reichelt said. “Especially now with a tight schedule, it’s very hard. It took us ten minutes to fully show our focus. In the end, it was a well deserved win at home.”The Busmen jacked up their tally to 28 points from 11 matches, six points ahead of Kaya Iloilo, which hosts Ceres on Saturday at Iloilo Sports Complex. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments The way the Busmen played, though, Wednesday night, seemed to belie concerns about the team’s precarious calendar.Reasserting its mastery of the Davao Aguilas, Ceres-Negros came from behind to forge a 2-1 victory that also firmed up its hold of top spot in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The players gave everything and were really professionals,” Vidakovic said. “I’m very proud of them.”Playing their fifth match in two weeks, the defending champions Busmen dug deep and were rewarded with goals from Carlie De Murga and Patrick Reichelt, after James Younghusband put Davao in front 15 minutes into the match. MOST READ Lago bags three crowns in Ormoc tennis tournament Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There was an understandable tinge of lament in the voice of Ceres-Negros coach Risto Vidakovic, as he discussed his team’s compressed schedule.“It’s a very big risk for injuries,” he said. “Somebody has to think about that.”ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Immigration raids kill dreams

first_imgSosa and about 50 other immigrants were gone from the largely Latino Newhall neighborhood, leaving family and friends in fear. In May 2006, Homeland Security began an operation called Return to Sender. Its purpose was to collect undocumented immigrants who have ignored deportation orders, have been convicted of crimes or pose a threat to national security. Nationwide, the operation has netted more than 18,000 individuals. It was established largely to deal with the more than 600,000 immigrants who have ignored orders of deportation, federal immigration officers said. As immigration officers continue to beef up enforcement efforts – like last week’s raid in the Valle del Oro apartment complex in Newhall – many longtime immigrants with families and well-established roots in communities have been picked up. In Los Angeles County, ICE officials detained 1,499 undocumented immigrants – 43 percent of whom had never been issued deportation orders. NEWHALL – Oscar Sosa and his wife Floricenda Barrios had a pretty good life. Sosa worked at the same Castaic restaurant job for 10 years, while Barrios has cleaned houses in Newhall nearly as long. Their two daughters, 9 and 6, do well in school, and just recently the couple had pooled enough money to rent a white grocery truck. They drove their moving convenience store from neighborhood to neighborhood in the Santa Clarita Valley selling mangoes, tomatoes and eggs. With every dollar, they came closer to their piece of the American dream. Then last Friday, when Sosa was leaving to pick up his younger daughter from preschool, he was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The family’s dreams were shattered. Sosa, who has lived in Newhall for 15 years, had started immigration proceedings in 2001. Barrios hastily revealed stacks of receipts showing Sosa had paid $4,500 to lawyer in the quest to legalize his status. “I don’t understand why they have to take the good ones,” Barrios said in a recent interview, her eyes welling up with tears. On Friday, it had been eight days since she had seen her husband. “My daughters, they ask me, `Why did they take my dad,”‘ she said. “`Is it because he doesn’t have good papers like we do?”‘ ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said that while the main goal of Operation Return to Sender is to capture those who have evaded the law and ignored court orders, immigration officers who stumble upon other undocumented individuals will take them into custody, too. “We are a nation of immigrants,” Kice said. “But we are also a nation of laws.” Kice added that while the individuals are held in detention centers, they have access to phones, have the right to an attorney and if they haven’t had one, an immigration hearing. But immigration lawyers and advocates say the recent large-scale sweeps of undocumented people took the wrong people into custody and limit their possibilities for a fair day in court. “If you are targeting individual wrongdoers, that’s fine,” said Paromita Shaw, a spokeswoman for the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. “But when you conduct a sweep in an indiscriminate manner, you definitely pick up people that do not fit the profile and people’s civil rights will inevitably be violated.” Often people who have never had an encounter with the legal system sign voluntary deportation papers out of fear or hopelessness, she said. “Once they are detained, they become depressed and at that point, people choose to leave rather than wait out the immigration process that can last for years. “That’s not justice.” The practice of conducting large-scale immigration sweeps had been reduced since the 1980s because they were ineffective, Shaw said. “This is breaking up families.” Mario, a 22-year-old undocumented resident of the Valle del Oro apartment complex, said he watched from his balcony two weeks ago as his cousin was taken away by immigration officers. “I saw people running into their apartments and officers coming towards them,” Mario said. Mario said neighbors quickly started calling each other to try and determine how many people had been picked up. “We have counted 52 people missing since last week,” he said. With tears in his eyes, Mario said his other roommate had not been back to their apartment since April 29. Mario assumes he was also picked up by immigration officers. “I am so scared in that apartment by myself,” he said. Barrios, who also is undocumented, said her choice to migrate from Guatemala to the United States was not an easy one. The mother of four used to wash clothes for a living. “If I would have stayed, my children wouldn’t have gone to school,” she said. “There is too much poverty there.” She crossed the border with the help of a smuggler – a coyote. She paid him by working in his home. She had no family in her adopted land until she met Sosa. A few years later, they had their first daughter together. Barrios said she’s scared. She is afraid that officers will come for her next. Sometimes she thinks about going back to Guatemala, but doesn’t know how she could care for her daughters. “I don’t know what I am going to do,” she said. “I really don’t know.” Her former husband of 14 years beat her. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Why Crystal Palace fans shouldn’t get too excited about Zaha’s new deal…

first_img 1 It comes after a summer transfer window rife with speculation over the 25-year-old’s future at Selhurst Park, with Zaha linked with moves to London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham.It appears, by signing a new deal, the Ivory Coast international has committed his future to the club he has played for since he was 12.However, former owner and chairman Jordan believes Palace had another reason to tie their key asset to fresh terms – so they can demand a premium price if any clubs come in for Zaha again in future transfer windows.READ: The stats that show just how important Wilfried Zaha is to Crystal PalaceSpeaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the ex-Eagles chief said: “I don’t want to be too cynical, but I feel while this is good news for Palace fans, what this is also about is price protection.“Getting him back on a five-year contract will enhance the value Palace can demand for him.“So while I think it’s good news on one hand, it could also be the basis of commanding the right value for Zaha, with is in the £70-80million bracket.“And while some people snigger behind their hands, educated people in football understand how good Wilfried Zaha is, will be and will continue to be.“So it’s good news, but balance it with the fact there’s probably some economics behind it.“Palace are establishing and holding the value of the player in the event that a Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal come knocking on their door next year.” Simon Jordan has warned Crystal Palace supporters not to get too excited about Wilfried Zaha signing a new deal with the club.The Eagles confirmed on Wednesday that their star man had penned a bumper five-year contract – understood to be worth around £130,000-a-week. Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year contract at Selhurst Park 💷 “This is about price protection.” Former #CPFC owner @SJOpinion10 says Palace fans shouldn’t get too excited about Wilfried Zaha extending his contract at Selhurst Park.. 🦅[📻 @JimWhite on talkSPORT]— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 15, 2018last_img read more


first_imgThere are reports of an accident at ‘back Errigal road’ this morning.The emergency services are at the scene and driving conditions are understood to be difficult.Motorists are warned that traffic delays are expected. It is not known if there are any injuries.We will bring you more on this incident as it happens.   ACCIDENT AT BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD – DELAYS EXPECTED was last modified: November 19th, 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:accidentERRIGAL ROADlast_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL family says they were left gobsmacked after Irish Water workers dug up their drive – and then left, leaving the gaping hole behind them.The incident – in Castlefinn – has caused anger in the area.Cllr Gary Doherty, who has spoken to the family, has said the actions of the company were “completely unacceptable”. He told Donegal Daily: “This hole was dug this evening (Friday) while the family were at work and unable to protest about it.“They have left a hole three foot deep in front of the entrance to their property. They are unable to drive their cars into the house. It is also unsafe for children to play outside because of the dangers posed by this hole.”He added: “To leave their property like this as they arrived home to begin their weekend is completely unacceptable. Most people are totally opposed to the instalation of these meters at all, so to find a mess like this is disgraceful.“I have made an official complaint to Irish Water over this issue.”  ANGER AS IRISH WATER DIG UP FAMILY’S DRIVEWAY – AND THEN LEAVE was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AngercastlefinncontractordonegaldrivewayIrish Waterworkslast_img read more

Horrified Judge tells farmer he should not be near any living creature

first_imgA Judge has told an elderly Donegal farmer that he should not be near or in control of any living creatures.Judge Paul Kelly has ordered Leslie Stewart, 69, not to keep any animals on his farm after several horses and donkeys were found starving on his lands.Judge Kelly made his comments at Letterkenny District Court where Mr Stewart faced four charges in connection with animal cruelty. Animal welfare inspectors outlined to the court how they visited Mr Stewart’s farm at The Thorn in Letterkenny on several occasions.During their visits they told how they found animals in various states of starvation.Veterinary Inspector with the Department of Agriculture, Desmond Lavin, told the court that he visited the six acre site on a number of occasions.He revealed how he was forced to euthanise a number of animals including two donkeys, two calves and a pony during different inspections. The two calves were found locked in a small shed and lying in up to eight inches of cow manure with no feed.A dead donkey found on Leslie Stewart’s farm.Judge Paul Kelly asked Inspector Lavin what he knew of Mr Stewart.He replied that since he started working as a veterinary inspector in 1998, Mr Stewart is a source of regular complaints and that he had 25 previous convictions in relation to animal welfare.He also told the court that in 2000 he had been banned from keeping sheep for 15 years.Solicitor for Stewart, Mr Kieran O’Gorman, said his client did not pay for any of the animals of his farm but that he had taken them after they were abandoned. “He has put his hands up and this is a lesson to him. He did not purchase them bit took them in and did not have the ground or the feed to feed them. He thought he was doing the right thing,” said Mr O’Gorman.He added that his client no longer had any animals but this was disputed by Inspector Lavin and ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley.Judge Paul Kelly said he was seriously considering a jail sentence in the case.“I have no doubt whatsoever that this warrants a custodial sentence. I would be willing to consider a suspension or partial suspension but a condition of any such suspension that he would not keep any animals on his property. “I want to be sure that there are no animals on his property, I want to verify that. This man should not be near or in control of any living creature,” he said.He asked both Inspector McGinley and Inspector Lavin to inspect Stewart’s lands and adjourned the case back to court on November 1st for sentencing.“The only reason I’m considering suspending the sentence is because of his advanced years and circumstances,” added Judge Kelly.Horrified Judge tells farmer he should not be near any living creature was last modified: October 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more

South African bank, Capitec, rated best in the world

first_imgA South African bank has come out on top in the Lafferty 2016 Bank Quality Rankings. The inaugural rating system took into account various factors, including financial and non-financial disclosures and customer satisfaction.South African bank Capitec has come out on top in the Lafferty 2016 Bank Quality Rankings. (Image: Capitec, Facebook)Priya Pitamber South Africa’s Capitec Bank has been ranked the best in the world, according to international banking advisory group Lafferty, in its inaugural Bank Quality Rankings.South African bank ranked best in the world: via @BusinessTechSA #Wow #Wow #Wow— Capitec Bank (@CapitecBankSA) March 18, 2016The organisation makes use of a combination of financial and non-financial disclosures to determine the quality of the banks and their respective business models.“We saw a correlation between a bank’s quality and its value to investors,” reads the Lafferty website. “So we looked for the key factors that investors pay a premium for. Then we rated each bank for each of these key factors, to give an overall quality score.”Other indicators were also taken into account when analysing results: strategy, culture, customer satisfaction, executing brand promises and other criteria.“Our aim is to promote excellence in banking – for customers, staff, communities, society at large and not least for bank shareholders and investors,” said Lafferty Group founder and chief executive Michael Lafferty.According to business news website, Businesstech, Absa was the second highest ranked South African bank with four stars. Standard Bank, Nedbank and FirstRand also featured in the top 100 banks.Capitec Bank was rated the best bank in the world in Lafferty’s inaugural Bank Quality Rankings in March 2016. (Image: Businesstech)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material. Source: Businesstechlast_img read more

Fast-track courts in Tripura to try POCSO cases

first_imgThe Tripura government has designated several courts as first-track courts to try pending proceedings under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A special court has been set up here and nine more across districts have been designated for the purpose, a law department official said. Five such courts have been set up to try cases of crimes against women. Around 350 cases lodged under the POCSO Act are awaiting final disposal by courts. Many cases are as old as four years. Complaints are mainly about sexual abuse and hostility.The State’s Law and Education Minister had earlier said that the special POCSO court here will be launched on September 16. It will deal with litigations under west Tripura district limit.last_img

Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games McGregor’s total lack of boxing experience has proved a bone of contention for many in the build-up to the fight, but Joshua said he would enjoy taking on an MMA fighter, albeit with conditions.“I like fighting. I’d do whatever,” the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion told Britain’s Press Association in comments published on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’d probably get beaten. The only thing that they can’t do is submissions, but they can kick, elbow, bite — whatever they want. Just no submissions.“I can’t beat a guy (via submission). That takes a lot of time to learn the skills and submissions, which I don’t have the time for. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “But when it comes to pure aggression and fighting rules, I can definitely fight, so I don’t mind that.“It wouldn’t be a problem. If you look at most boxers who’ve crossed over to MMA, they get beaten on the ground.“James Toney, Roy Jones, they were phenomenal boxers, but they just couldn’t compete in the cage because of the ‘ground and pound’ game.”Joshua, who will not be ringside on Saturday, believes Mayweather will “probably” win by a “landslide”.Joshua, 27, is awaiting confirmation of his next title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, which is expected to take place either in Las Vegas in November or in Cardiff in October.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Anthony Joshua (C) walks away after knocking down Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round to win their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017.Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLWorld heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future.The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and all Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

CWG: Indian archers aiming for bullseye

first_imgWith world champions Korea and formidable China not part of the competition, India would look to put up a dominating show when archery will again be a part of the Commonwealth Games after a gap of 28 years.India should get six gold medals at the CWG, says coach Limba.After making a debut in the Brisbane edition in 1982, archery will feature only for the second time in the Games, with the hosts being strong contender.With senior archers such as Olympians Tarundeep Rai and Dola Banerjee and cadet world champion Deepika Kumari, Indian squad has a blend of experience and youth.Jayanta Talukdar and Rahul Banerjee make a strong men’s recurve side with Rai, who has made the cut at the expense of Beijing Olympian Mangal Singh Champia.The trio is high on confidence especially after their gold medal triumph in the 2010 World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai.”We have a strong side with a lot of experience. At home, we should get at least six gold medals with top places in men’s and women’s recurve section,” chief coach Limba Ram said.”We have been preparing for the CWG and Asian Games for last two years. There were no exposure trips but our archers have done really well at the different legs of the World Cup and the Asian GPs.” Dola Banerjee will lead the Indian women’s challenge.She said the fact that they will up against some teams, whom they have already beaten this year, gives them the confidence of doing well. “Everything is going in the right direction for us. In the initial round at the World Cup, we beat England who will again compete with us at the CWG,” said Dola.advertisementIn the run-up to CWG, the women’s recurve team was not as successful as their men’s counterpart but the rise of 14-year-old Deepika Kumari, who won silver at the World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai, augurs well for them. The Ranchi girl, incidentally, is also the reigning cadet world champion and senior national champion.However, India will have a tough task in the compound bow section as teams like Australia, South Africa and Canada are expected to give the hosts a run for their money.But Limba Ram is still optimistic.”Compound is new to us but we still hope for men’s and women’s team gold medals in the section,” said Limba.last_img read more