Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ But across the nine teams he played for in that stretch, there’s only one guy who stood out for the now-37-year-old.“I think the guy that jumps out of the screen is Kobe Bryant,” he said on Thursday during the media availability at NBA Store at Trinoma.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“He’s the second-best player to play the game of basketball, next to Michael Jordan. He’s one of the guys that taught me a lot about he game of basketball, enhanced my skillset, and I learned a lot from him about consistency and work ethic. I tip my hat to him.”Butler may have only spent a season with Bryant in Los Angeles, but he had a fruitful run with theLakers, averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in the 2004-2005 season. LATEST STORIES 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 Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground MOST READ Caron Butler could only smile as he looked back on his 14-year NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT Though he was traded after the season to Washington, that was enough for the 6-foot-7 forward to sign a 5-year, $46-million deal with the Wizards as he, Gilbert Arenas, and Antawn Jamison formed the team’s “Big Three,” with Butler providing the toughness that earned him the nickname, “Tough Juice.”Looking at today’s NBA, Butler is glad to see that most of the superstars exemplify the same grit he had back in his heyday.“Russell Westbrook is relentless, aggressive, and he plays at an unbelievable pace. Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Kevin Durant are also some who have that ‘tough juice.’ Lebron James shows no signs of slowing down. There’s a lot of amazing talent in the league right now and I could go on forever,” he said.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that these are the guys who Butler believes are capable of winning the Most Valuable Player award this year.“Lebron, KD, and Harden are my safe bets. If we’re gonna go out of the box, it’s Kyrie Irving and John Wall. But my wild card off the left field, it’s Blake Griffin,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA: Alaska staves off elimination, shackles Globalport A costly, catty dispute finally settled Though much of Butler’s prediction coincides with the mainstream opinion, the Racine, Wisconsin native, though, offered one wild guess.“Houston’s gonna win the Western Conference,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Survivor Series: Sheamus cashes in, wins WWE heavyweight beltSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 51-year-old wrestler, who ran as a Republican, won 2-1 against Democrat nominee Linda Haney. Jacobs received a total of 51, 804 votes.WWE in a tweet congratulated the wrestler on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Kane is not the first wrestler to be elected in public office. WWE Hall of Famer Jessy “The Body” Ventura became the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, from 1991 to 1995. He then became the Minnesota governor from 1999 to 2003.Jacobs is set to take office on Sept. 1. Katrina Hallare /raRELATED STORIES: WWE star Kane running for mayor in TennesseeADVERTISEMENT Image: Facebook/WWE KaneThe Big Red Machine is set to take on another role outside of the ring—public office.Glenn Jacobs, popularly known as Kane from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), won the mayoralty of Knox County, Tennessee, as per ABC 6 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Major grudge match for Garbrandt, Dillashaw tops UFC 227 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Congratulations to @KaneWWE on being elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee! https://t.co/I4E5YQhYCC— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2018
Liberty Party (LP) political leader Cllr. Charles Brumskine has called for the absolute ban on visas being issued at Roberts International Airport (RIA) to ensure that anyone arriving in Liberia is duly vetted. Cllr. Brumskine in a statement yesterday at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia said that nobody entering Liberia on a visitor’s visa must have his/her stay extended beyond the original period granted. “If it becomes necessary for a visitor’s stay to be extended, the decision to extend it should not be made by the Bureau of Immigration & Nationalization alone, or any other single agency of Government, but by a committee consisting of representatives of each of the agencies that make up the joint security,” he suggested.He said the recent waves of terror activities around the world have highlighted the expanding reach of global terrorism and its international terror network which has expanded and become more deadly. He further proposed that a person entering Liberia on a visitor’s visa should not be allowed to adjust his/her status to that of a resident, and the requirement that a person applying for a visa to enter Liberia must provide the name of a host, with a verifiable address and telephone number. “Unless the host is self-employed, the address and telephone number of the employer of the visitor’s host should be carefully enforced and anyone intending to work in Liberia should be allowed admission into the country only if she/he is in possession of a Resident Visa,” he said. He said all legal requirements, such as the local employer applying to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a Resident Visa, and the issuance of a Labor Clearance by the Ministry of Labor, as a condition preceding the granting of a Resident Visa must have been complied with. “The capacity of Consulate Sections of Liberian Missions abroad should be enhanced to ensure thorough vetting of visa applicants.” He said, “Officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) should be retrained to specifically handle terrorism and border patrol officers within the BIN should be trained and assigned to patrol the borders.”Luggage, including carry-on of all passengers entering and leaving Liberia should be vigorously inspected at every port and border control point, he said. Cllr. Brumskine said religious leaders, including Christians, Muslims and traditional leaders should begin informative and educational programs that teach that true religions don’t support violence and that no one should encourage, assist, or acquiesce in terrorist activities. He also proposed that Liberia should work in collaboration with the Mano River Union States of Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to initiate discussions on joint education/awareness programs for residents of border communities about terrorism, how to protect themselves, their neighbors and those in neighboring countries. “Terrorism is no longer about atrocious violence and evil in some distant lands like Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, or even East Africa. It now occurs in our neighborhood, within the West African region, with nearly half of all deaths caused by terrorism in 2015 occurring in the ECOWAS theatre of operations,” he said. He named Nigeria as being on the frontline of this battle, and Mali, the latest victim. As we have seen, he said “victims are of all religions, all races, all nationalities, all ethnic groups, all ages, and all socioeconomic classes. No one gets a free pass, and we will all bear the burden unless we work together to ensure that we are all safe.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After erecting that beautiful, imposing structure at ELWA Junction, which now houses the Liberia Revenue Authority, the National Social Security Corporation (NASSCORP) quickly acquired the property next door and is now putting up another multistoried building, which they say is to be used for a diagnostic center to help modernize the nation’s healthcare delivery system. This new building is very near completion and NASSCORP Managing Director Dewitt von Balmoos yesterday told the Daily Observer that the diagnostic center should be in operation by mid-year.Asked how he came to think of such an important facility which is not too common around here, he joked, “Every now and then I come up with some bright ideas.”But there is more that this young, dynamic and visionary public servant and his great public corporation are doing. Now they have nearly completed their new headquarters at 24th Street. We guess that within a year they will be moving in. The building NASSCORP currently occupies is also its own, but he said it has grown too small for its operations, so they had to acquire more land, on which they have now built their new head office.And to demonstrate that NASSCORP is not just a big organization, but one with a big heart, it has shown compassion for its new 24th Street neighbors. NASSCORP has constructed a concrete road leading from its building at Tubman Boulevard leading all the way to the Atlantic beach where 24th Street ends. This has made NASSCORP’s new neighbors very happy, for during the Rains they have had to contend with a lot of water and even mud; while during the Dry, there is the swirling dust.One thing more we have recently learnt of NASSCORP. Mr. von Balmoos says they plan to build regional offices in every county, and are later this week traveling to Kakata, Margibi County to inspect their nearly completed headquarters there.We wonder how those who ran NASSCORP during the Doe, Taylor and Gyude Bryant regimes feel today? Many of them did nothing but loot the corporation, and when the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration took them, among others, to court, the Liberian courts gave them a carte blanche passage to freedom! They and some other looters, not only from NASSCORP but even the Finance and other Ministries, built big buildings in various parts of Monrovia, and are today boasting that they are rich. What riches when you have to bow your heads in public, self-convicted with the guilt of ill-gotten “wealth?” Jesus asks the question, “What does it profit a man—or person—if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”We wonder further what happened to all the financial resources of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) under the watch of its powerful former Commissioner, Binyah Kesselly. Yes, the LMA paved a good part of the Marshall Road, and fixed its training buildings in Marshall City. Maritime also paid for workers to keep the Monrovia beaches clean—for a while. But where else did Maritime’s millions of United States dollars go? We pray that most other public servants will emulate the pristine example of DeWitt von Balmoos, NASSCORP Managing Director. Would that we had more public servants like him, Liberia would be one of the fastest developing nations in Africa. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Haags Bosch dumpsiteAn extensive dry season in Guyana can increase the possibility of landfill fires at the Haags-Bosch dumpsite, Eccles, East Bank Demerara, if precautionary measures are not taken beforehand.This is according to the Site Supervisor for the Communities Ministry, Lloyd Stanton, who related last week that a dry season will intensify these chances, but close monitoring can prevent such occurrences.“A prolonged dry season in the worst-case scenario, the only thing we have to look out for is fires. Prolonged dry season is going to increase our chances of getting a fire but once we continue our monitoring as done… most of the pickers know what to look out for, most of the staff know what to look out for,” Stanton said.As an experienced recruit in this field, it was highlighted that workers onsite can lookout for smells and soil textures that can indicate if something seems uncanny.“One of the simplest signs is being past the required heat before bursting into fire is the smell of rotten eggs. It means that down there is getting very hot and it’s likely to burst into flames. Another things is that the area becomes very fluid. You would find that when a machine moves on it, the machine is vibrating extra than usual.”This means the layers of garbage beneath the ground are heating up which calls for immediate attention.“It’s getting very hot so what we would do in cases like that is we have a fire tender available on site. We just go and create a small opening and we keep dousing water so the water runs down and cool that area.”Stanton is positive that as long as workers take up the mantle of close observation, landfill fires can be prevented.“It just means that we have to increase our monitoring but that’s the main downside of having an extended dry season. The prevalence of fire increases.”In 2015, a fire erupted at the dumpsite and was extinguished after many weeks of combined efforts. After consuming the site and affecting many nearby residents, workers managed to restore the landfill and it has been up and running ever since. New equipment, such as shredders and a tarpaulin deployer, were also installed to assist with innovative waste composting and storage.
The Killotto draw will be made during week. The team selling Killotto this week is Daniel Breslin’s team. Next week sellers 13th of October are Brenda Foy’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no Bingo this week.Killybegs seniors and reserves played Fanad in the championship last Saturday evening. The reserves had good win while the seniors drew their match. Results: Seniors 0-10 Fanad 1-07 Reserves 1-16 Fanad 0-06. The 2nd leg is being played this Saturday in Fintra. Throw in times are 3.30 and 5pm. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 2nd, 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:KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES
FREE STATE PROVINCEThe Free State lies in the heart of South Africa, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho. The region is one of flat, rolling grassland and crop fields, rising to lovely sandstone mountains in the north-east.In the north-eastern Free State, nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains, is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the province’s prime tourist attraction. The park gets its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on its spectacular sandstone cliffs.Find out more: Free State provinceBackpackers’ accommodationBuzz Backpackers (Ficksburg)Clarens Inn and Backpackers (Clarens)Close to Preller Stay Bloemfontein Backpackers (Bloemfontein)El Shaddai Backpackers (Bloemfontein)Graceful Estate (Bloemfontein)Karma Lodge (Kestell)Naval Hill Backpackers (Bloemfontein)br /> Parys Adventure Lodge Self Catering and Backpackers (Parys)Platberg Harrismith Backpackers (Harrismith)Ribblesdale Guest Farm (Bloemfontein)Rushoek Lodge (Bainsvlei)LIMPOPO PROVINCELimpopo is South Africa’s northernmost province, lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River. It is a region of contrasts, from true bushveld country to majestic mountains, primeval indigenous forests, unspoilt wilderness and patchworks of farmland.The province borders the countries of Botswana to the west, Zimbabwe to the north and Mozambique to the east. In the eastern region lies the northern half of the magnificent Kruger National Park, a world-famous game reserve teeming with African wildlife in a total area roughly the size of Israel.Find out more: Limpopo provinceBackpackers’ accommodationArtiFaRtIbacKpAckers (Phalaborwa)Bakkers B&B (Phalaborwa)Cheetah Inn (Hoedspruit)Daan and Zena’s (Phalaborwa)Half Human Backpackers (Tzaneen)Manfields Resort (Bela Bela)Zeederberg’s (near Vaalwater)MPUMALANGA PROVINCEMpumalanga – “the place where the sun rises” – is a province with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife, lying in the northeast of South Africa.Bordered by the countries of Mozambique and Swaziland to the east and Gauteng province to the west, Mpumalanga is situated mainly on the high plateau grasslands of the Middleveld, which roll eastwards for hundreds of kilometres.Find out more: Mpumalanga provinceBackpackers’ accommodationBig 5 Backpackers @ Kruger Park (Hazyview)Big Game Backpackers (Hectorspruit, near Kruger)Billy Bongo Backpackers (Sabie)Elands Valley Backpackers Lodge (Elands Valley)Explorers Adventure Base Camp (Long Tom Pass between Lydenburg and Sabie)Funky Monkeys International Backpackers (Nelspruit)Gateway Backpackers (Ermelo)Gecko Backpackers Hazyview (Hazyview)Gypsies Travellers Inn (White River)Hazyview Adventure Backpackers (Hazyview)Hhusha Hhusha (Malelane)Jungle Cafe Tented Camp (4km outside Hazyview)Kruger View Lodge for Backpackers (Komatipoort)La Luna Farm (R38 between Barberton and Kaapmuiden)Lizard Rock (Nelspruit)Loerie Guest Farm (outside Hazyview)Noma-Nini Lodge White River (White River)Old Vic Travellers Inn (Nelspruit)Sabie Backpackers Lodge (Sabie)Valley View Backpackers (Graskop)NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCEThe vast and arid Northern Cape is by far our largest province, slightly bigger than Germany and taking up nearly a third of South Africa’s land area. Yet it has the country’s smallest population – around 1-million people – and an extremely roomy population density of about three people per square kilometre.Its landscape is characterised by vast arid plains with outcroppings of haphazard rock piles. The cold Atlantic Ocean forms the western boundary.Find out more: Northern Cape provinceBackpackers’ accommodationAardwolf Backpackers (Upington)Augrabies Backpackers (Augrabies)Greatbatch Guest House (Kimberley)Gum Tree Lodge (Kimberley)Toverberg Guest Houses (Colesberg)NORTH WEST PROVINCENorth West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State province to the south. It is known as “the Platinum Province” for the wealth of the metal it has underground.North West has a number of major tourist attractions, including the internationally famous Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve.Find out more: North West provinceBackpackers’ accommodationHodge Podge Backpackers Lodge (Magaliesberg)Paljas Backpackers (Potchefstroom)Prosper Guest Farm (Between Swartruggens and Koster)Red Ivory Backpackers (Hartbeespoort)Travellers Inn (Rustenburg)Backpacking accommodationEastern CapeGautengKwaZulu-NatalWestern CapeRest of South AfricaSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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A constable’s son from volatile south Kashmir and aspirants from far-off places like the Pir Panchal Valley were among 14 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination on Wednesday.Suhail Qasim, 26, son of head constable Mohammad Qasim Mir, secured the 125th position. Mr. Qasim, a resident of Anantnag’s Bijbehara area, comes from a volatile district. “It was my first attempt. I am proud that I qualified,” said Mr. Qasim. Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid congratulated the family.Among the top 10Son of a bureaucrat, Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, a resident of Handwara in north Kashmir, got the 10th rank. “I am so happy. I remember that I passed the prelims the day my daughter Maryam was born on September 19 in 2016,” said Mr. Bhat.Last year 12 candidates from the State cracked the exam.Remote locationsTwo candidates hail from far-off areas of the Pir Panchal Valley in Jammu region.One is Zaffar Iqbal, a resident of Jarran Wali Gali, Mendhar, Poonch, who secured the 39th rank. The other is Inayat Ali, a resident of Sabjian in Darhal, Rajouri, who took the 886th rank.A Srinagar girl, Bisma Qazi, described her feat as a “moment of pride.” “Finally, I have made my family happy,” said Ms. Qazi, a resident of Srinagar’s Rambagh area.Potential of youthCongratulating the candidates, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said their success “has vindicated my belief in the capabilities and potential of the youth.”“These young boys and girls achieved this, despite humble backgrounds and without any special support. Most candidates had similar backgrounds and one thing in common, a desire to do something extraordinary through hard work.”The other candidates selected were Bilal Mohiuddin from Kupwara, Zafar Iqbal from Poonch, Inayat from Darhal, Syed Fakhruddin, Inab Khaliq, Sahil Dhingra, Saqib Yousuf, Faisal Javed, Amir Bashir and Aditya Bhardwaj.