Stanley Pringle finally gets to represent PH in a 5-on-5 game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Joyce Sta. Rita and Sofia Sarmiento helped San Sebastian’s cause with a combined 23 points but failed to get enough support from the rest of the team.The Lady Red Spikers still have a slim chance of making the next round provided they win all three remaining matches and those in the higher rungs of the standings drop their remaining assignments.The win was fifth straight for former NCAA champions Lady Stags, who crashed out of the title chase.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ While incessant rains swamped the metropolis, UST unleashed a torrent of kills inside Filoil Flying V Centre, flushing St. Benilde in straight sets to formally punch a ticket to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.UST found itself falling into some sort of a lull by the end of the first two sets but still got found enough in its tank to score a 26-24, 29-27, 25-17 triumph, its fifth straight in the conference.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’The Lady Blazers tried to put up a resistance, racing back from big deficits late in the first and second frames to even take set points ahead of the Tigresses.UST was ahead, 17-6, in the first when St. Benilde clawed back to make it 23-all and even took a 24-23 lead. But the Lady Blazers got too excited and committed errors that allowed the Tigresses to claim the set. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs University of Santo Tomas whipped up its own storm Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Almost the same thing happened in the second frame when UST took a 23-19 lead only to be tied once again at 23 en route to a back-and-forth in the extended set.But UST didn’t take chances in the third set, tearing away with a 19-12 lead it protected all the way to the end.UST will face Adamson and Far Eastern University for its last assignments, which could gauge the Tigresses’ readiness to be in championship form again.Earlier, San Beda finally broke into the scoring column after overcoming San Sebastian, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16.Cesca Racraquin unloaded 18 points for San Beda to tow along two other players in double-digit scoring—Maria Nieza Viray and Satriami Espiritu who added 15 and 13, respectively. The Lady Red Spikers outgunned the Lady Stags, 46-34, in attacks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal
LFA President Musa Bility might have seen the signs on the wall when last week he cried over national radio that Lone Star’s failure against The Crocodiles of Lesotho would not be his fault.The reason he gave was because of the Liberian government’s careless and non-financial support to the team. But while Lone Star did not lose yesterday’s game for Bility to blame the Liberian government, the team at the end of the grueling 90 minutes managed to win 1-0, in the 40th minute.“The Liberians were holding back,” Lesotho coach Seephepha Matete told journalists after the game, “they are good but they could not move in to take control of the game.”Granted Coach Matete had a good opinion about the team, since Lone Star had a 70% ball possession and from the blast of the whistle dictated the pace of the game.“To lose 1-0 away is a good result,” Coach Matete said, “there is nothing that can stand in our way to qualify but I can say that the return leg in Maseru is a 50-50 chance, though.”Perhaps one can say Matete is an honest man, and knowing the surprises that are inherent in sports, he was being too complementary for he indicated his appreciation for the skillful Liberian players.That Lone Star, having dominated the game won 1-0 indicated that they held back and the team was not aggressive enough to make use of the many chances that came their way.Technically, Lone Star was good in the midfield. Center forward Sherman Kpah, Anthony Laffor and Isaac Pupo were great upfront but there were something in their coordination that was lacking, which is effective team-work.“We were much under pressure,” admitted Coach Matete, “so we have to slow the game whenever we had the chance.”And that was exactly what they did. With Lone Star exploding with man to man passes right from the start of the game, and a goal-bound shot that was scissor-kicked from the goal, Lesotho knew they were in trouble and had to slow the game.Perhaps unaware of what The Crocodiles were planning, Lone Star resorted to individual play, and forced their opponents to double their defense.In that effort, defenders Sepiriti Malefane, Nkau Lerotholi and Basia Makepe worked overtime to enable goalkeeper Kananelo Makhooane to understand the intentions of their opponents.Many fans had anticipated a glorious victory that is, at least more than one goal, that would have made the return leg in Maseru (in two weeks) a less pressure game. The Crocodiles’ defenders realized that they were standing between massacre and loss and therefore potted their defense with care.But after Sherman Kpah, in a beautiful attack ran through the Lesotho’s defense and connected for Anthony Laffor to hit the ball home in the 40th minute, the waiting was too long that many fans wondered how the Lone Star would fare in the end.Though one Lesotho player earned a yellow care, the team did not engage in foul plays, but plotted to neutralize Lone Star’s attacks and therefore allowed Liberian strikers to run with the ball, while their opponents’ guided them along.The too much running around with the ball wasted Lone Star’s strikers’ energy and it had a telling effect on them.It was long before Sherman Kpah was begging to be substituted, and though Anthony Laffor held on it was evident that it was a matter of being the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak syndrome. Sekou Jabateh Oliseh was an addition that simply increased the aimless running around since neither he nor Laffor could engage in any meaningful single solo runs.It became apparent that Lone Star’s strikers had not recognized their opponents’ weakness. Though The Crocodiles did not pose any threat in their counter-attacks, the Liberians were not doing enough, despite holding on to the ball when they were expected to run over The Crocodiles’ defense.Sadly, Lone Star’s counter-attack was the most unsatisfactory. In most cases, they resorted to passes from the defense when they were supposed to rush for goal, and even when they attempted to rush for goal, lack of imagination would rob them of any chance to beat their opponents in their own game.It was one game in recent time that a team possessed a game about 70% but failed to turn the superiority into goals.“We are sure to turn the tables in our favor in Maseru,” stated Coach Matete, but whether he was saying it because he was speaking to journalists or not, what is certain is that, there are times that home advantage becomes the only weapon in such a match.But it was that particularly home advantage that Lone Star did not have enough aggression to use to advantage and as result the return-leg in Maseru becomes another herculean mountain to climb.Lone Star: Nathaniel Sherman, Trokon James, Aloysius Simujla, Prince Jetoh, Teah Dennis, Alseny Keita, Issac Pupo, Eddie Wulue, Sekou Jabateh, Sherman Kpah, Anthony Laffor; Sub: Melvin King, Alvin McCornel, Nuwo Johnson, Blama Kamara, Chris Roosevelt, Elijah Clark, Sam Kollie.Lesotho: Kananelo Makhoone, Spiriti Malefane, Nkau Lerotholi, Basia Makepe, Bokang Mothoane, Mabuti Potloane, Tsoanelo Koetle, Lekhanya Lekhanya, Motlalepula Mofolo, Makara Ntaitsane, Tsepo Seturumane, Bushy Moletsane. Sub: Likano Mphuthi, Phafa Tsosane, Bokang Sello, Thapelo Tale, Tsepo Lekhoana, Moitheri Ntobo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton announced on Friday that items in supermarkets across the nationPublic Health Minister, Dr George Nortonthat do not bear labels will no longer be tolerated to be distributed to consumers.The customary act of shop owners, especially small businesses retailing large quantity of goods into small packages without bearing a label or an unidentifiable label, will no longer be accepted by the Public Health Ministry.Norton disclosed that all retailing of food items will have to be approved by the Food and Drug Department (FDD) of the Ministry before it can be packed unto shelves.Norton recalled, “You used to go in a supermarket and buy peas in a bag with no writing on it, buy rice in a bag with no writing on it or anything on a bag with no writing on it”. He emphasised that this will no longer be acceptable, since the law would be enforced upon offenders.Norton reiterated, “The law says you must state what is in the packages and the necessaries”. He is also urging small shops to have their licences in order, since they will not be allowed to operate without one. He articulated that unlicenced businesses are the ones that usually provide unhygienic items to the public because they don’t adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures.Meanwhile, Minister Norton added that milk being sold loosely in unlabelled packages is unfortunate and will soon come to a halt. “We are going to insist that all who are importing milk and retailing it, comply with the regulations. Conditions must be certified by FDD, meaning they need infrastructure to be in place, the machine that actual does the packaging, they ought to have that in place and apart from that, they must also label it,” the Minister said.Norton further noted that “all of our local stuff have labels from coconut water to crab oil, so everything we sell, we must put a label on it”. Minister Norton stressed that this is what the law requires.In 2015, The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) had advised consumers against purchasing powdered milk in unlabelled and transparent bags.According to the FDD, “The sale of milk powder in this manner is in breach of the Food and Drug Act 1971 and the Food and Drug Regulation 1977 and any person who sells Powdered Milk in unlabelled, transparent plastic bags are guilty of an Offence”.The press statement warned retailers to discontinue the practice of repackaging milk without being in possession of a permit to repackage.Just recently, the GA-FDD in clamping down on substandard goods in the local market, recalled the infant milk formula known as LAILAC which was being imported and distributed by the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) Guyana Ltd.The recall by the GA-FDD was issued on two grounds; one of which was the product’s noncompliance with Food and Drug Regulation (12) of 1977, which prohibits distributing a product in Guyana that is not distributed in its country of origin.GA-FDD Director Marlon Cole was quoted in other sections of the media as saying that LAILAC was not and could not possibly be sold in France as milk.“Our regulations clearly state that the product must be freely distributed in the country of production. That product is not sold in France. No other Caribbean country has LAILAC milk. It is not milk,” he was quoted as saying.The other reason for this recall was based on concluding after reading the product’s label which showed that the product is labelled infant milk although in the production process, non-specified ‘vegetable oils’ were used to replace milk fats.According to the GA-FDD, in making the product as close as possible to “mother’s milk”, unless specific vegetable oils were added to the cow milk-based substance, when digested by infants, the formula can prove to be dangerous since the fatty acids in the triglycerides produced influence their functions negatively.It was reported that even though LAILAC was recalled months ago, the products are still being sold and stocked on shelves of supermarkets.The Public Health Minister had said “It could be that the company brought in the milk some time ago, probably sold it to supermarkets and the supermarkets continue to display it so that they don’t make a loss. What I know that can be done is the Food and Drug Department can literally go and seize these products. I don’t know why they’re not doing it.”He also noted that if it was ascertained that the IPA is refusing the mandate of the GA-FDD, then it will become a legal issue where the Police will get involved.“If the law so says and the product does not abide by the regulations then the Food and Drug Department has a right to pull the product from the market.If they (distributors) continue to defy the order, then it’s a legal matter and when it comes to a legal case, it goes to the Police and a decision will have to be made,” the Public Health Minister had said.
0Shares0000Antonio Conte shakes hands with Olivier Giroud, who got the opener in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Southampton on Sunday © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.Conte’s side cruised to a 2-0 win over Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final to set up a heavyweight clash with United at Wembley on May 19. But Conte doesn’t believe Chelsea, beaten by Arsenal 2-1 in last year’s final despite going into the match as Premier League champions, will be regarded as favourites to lift the famous old trophy.“This final is a game between two great teams. In my mind I can tell you we played the final as favourites against Arsenal,” he said.“I think in this season we arrive not as favourites. But then last season we lost the final even though we were expected to win.”Given their long-running feud, there will be as much attention on the two managers on Cup final day as there will be on the players.Blues boss Conte and United manager Mourinho have exchanged a series of bitter barbs via the media this season.Conte labelled Mourinho a “little man” with senile dementia after the United chief infuriated him by saying he thought his rival acted like a “clown” with his passionate touchline antics, while also referring to an Italian match-fixing scandal that Conte was cleared of any involvement in.Even this week, Conte took a swipe at Mourinho, insisting the Portuguese coach had it much easier than him in his two spells as Chelsea manager.Speaking after the win over Southampton, Conte made the rather unconvincing claim that he had cleared the air with Mourinho.“I think with Jose, we have clarified the situation. This is the most important thing. There is not a problem between him and I,” he said.“We are talking about two managers with strong characters, two winners. In your heart and your blood there is the will to win.“For sure, we want to try to win the trophy, in the same way United do. I have great respect for United and Mourinho’s story.”The final offers Conte a chance to end a troubled season with silverware in what might be his last match at Chelsea.Chelsea never came close to successfully defending the Premier League title and their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish are hanging by a slender thread.Numerous reports have claimed Conte will leave in the close season after falling out with Chelsea’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.Asked how he would rate Chelsea’s inconsistent season, Conte said: “I don’t understand what it means to have a successful season. It’s another thing if I’m happy or unhappy.“In this season we are working very hard. As you know well, it’s not simple to play in this league.“It is the only league to fight with six teams to win the title and a place in the Champions League. It will be more difficult year by year.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
However, the 21-year-old has been a revelation since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, firing home six Premier League goals in his last 8 appearances.Such form led Solskjaer to say United have arguably the best striker in the league on their hands, so it is no surprise they are keen to get him tied down to fresh terms.Rashford’s contract is due to expire in June 2020, but reports claim his new deal will go way beyond that and keep him on board until at least 2025.The deal would make him one of the top earners at the club and he looks sure to commit his future rather than pursue a deal away from the club.United will hope Rashford can continue his fine form when they take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rashford tipped to pen bumper United dealLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Manchester United are close to securing the future of Marcus Rashford, with the striker tipped to pen a bumper new six-year deal.Rashford had been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was in charge, with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid known to be keen.
1 Jordan Pickford is being targeted by a host of England’s biggest clubs Sunderland boss David Moyes has warned Jordan Pickford’s suitors not to expect a fire-sale price after confirming the club will only consider offers of around £30million.The 23-year-old goalkeeper has enjoyed a stunning season for the relegated Black Cats, also earning a call-up to the senior England squad, and is being eyed by several potential buyers.Everton are reportedly the latest, but Moyes said: “It would need to be a really, really big offer.“I have said all through the season that sometimes on your journey, you may have to sell to improve.“But I have heard some really derisory sort of figures getting mentioned, and it wouldn’t be any of those figures, I can tell you that.”Asked if the Washington-born keeper’s price tag would be in the region of £30million, Moyes replied: “Yes.”
Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rafinha’s father has made it clear his son wants out of Barca no dice Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The senior players are trying to help steer the apprentice in the right direction, but frustration from influential figures like Rakitic, Suárez and Piqué is not a good sign. Their patience is running thin, as Barça’s will be, too.The unlikelihood of gaining a decent return on their record investment by selling from a position of weakness means a winter exit isn’t probable, whether clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool remain interested or not. If things continue on their tricky trajectory, however, the Blaugrana will surely decide to cut their losses and move the World Cup winner on in the summer. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Most Read In Football Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 PAYBACK tense Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 4 gameday cracker REVEALED huge blow Talk of interest in the Premier League is as likely to be legitimate as it is a product of work from his representatives to create some market momentum, but real suitors will surely come for a more than useful player.A versatile footballer capable of playing in the forward line as well as the midfield, the Brazil international has sufficiently shown that he can cut it in Serie A as well as La Liga, and will have cause for optimism about his prospects away from Barça. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY SORRY Suárez has talent, but at 24 the Galician can’t afford to waste any more time without regular football, and a mooted return to England with the Gunners in January would be a worthwhile move for the former Manchester City youth player.Fellow midfielder Rafinha Alcantara has had a more active few months, making seven appearances for Barça, including a starting spot deputising for an absent Messi in El Clásico, but dad Mazinho has already started sounding out a winter exit for the 25-year-old academy product regardless, emphasising that playing one game then sitting on the bench is not enough for his son at this stage.“We have to look for a way out because it’s very complicated here. We won’t rule out a winter exit. If there are clubs interested, Barcelona are interested in a sale, and the player is happy, we’ll work together,” the 1994 World Cup winner told Marca on Tuesday. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card First, talk of poor timekeeping and a lack of discipline away from the pitch that had occasionally appeared last year started to rear its head again. Then, Ivan Rakitic criticised the time it took for his team-mate to get stripped and ready to replace Lionel Messi when he went off injured against Sevilla. Late is bad, but a few weeks later the winger didn’t turn up for duty at all – Dembélé posted absent without leave from Barça training. The Frenchman left the club scrambling to locate him, only to eventually present a sick-note an hour and a half after it was due. A late-night gaming session the night before hadn’t helped, according to the Barcelona press.The veterans in Barcelona’s squad have now taken to giving Dembélé advice in public. “We have to help him see that football is 24 hours. You have to live it from the first minute to the last,” Gerard Piqué recommended. “As some of his team-mates have said – and Ousmane himself knows – it’s a privilege to be where we are. Sometimes you have to focus more and be more responsible with some things,” Luis Suárez added. RANKED latest Denis Suarez is another who could exit the Nou Camp There is little doubt over the name most spoken in Barcelona during the international break.Since La Liga took a pause, Ousmane Dembélé has graced the cover of Mundo Deportivo twice, and rival paper Sport the same number of times. Unfortunately for the forward, it wasn’t for a good reason.Though at 21 he is still very much a work in progress, the £135m price tag, a billing as Neymar’s replacement and missing most of last year through injury, have combined to make this season one of immense importance for the France international’s career in the Catalan capital – unfair though that pressure may be.Unfortunately, after a bright start which brought five goals in all competitions by mid September, the youngster has since been more noteworthy for his absence from starting line-ups, and eventually, from the match day squad altogether. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 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The Cheque handover of €2070 on behalf of Naomh Mhuire / Jigs n Reels as part of the proceeds of the recent big nights to Dungloe Hospital Patients Fund.Brian Feda, John The Hall, Mary Doherty along with wee Darcie Doogan and Charlie the Yank represented the club and dancers pictured along with Sue Islam, Matron, Frances Sweeney and Marie Bonner (Staff Nurses).This was a really good thing to do and in total Naomh Mhuire have been involved in the handover of nearly €6000 to Hospital patient support programmes through their fundraising in the past 12 months. The dancers, teachers and crew of Jigs n Reels are to be once again thanked for their huge level of committment and that effort means that nearly €15000 in total will be spent directly in sport facilities and patients comfort in our community……Maith sibh uilig. ALL THAT DANCING RAISES A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY was last modified: April 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL THAT DANCING RAISES A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY FOR CHARITYdonegaldaily.comdungloe hospitalJIGS N REELSrosses
Turkey Toss will feature games, refreshments and a beanbag toss contest for ages 4-12 to win turkeys and pumpkin pies, 2-4 p.m. today at Richard Rioux Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18-22 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13- $17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Kenny Bob Davis will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Nature hike will teach how American Indians used local plants, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Waterfall Hike is a rigorous 5-mile round-trip trek, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Backpages will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886.