first_imgA man was arrested on Sunday in the southwestern Brazilian city of Maracaju, Mato Grosso do Sul state after attempting to throw a bucket of water on the Olympic Torch.Marcelino Mateus Silva Proença, 27, missed the torch altogether hitting only the torch bearer and the security guards around it according to local police chief, Amylcar Eduardo Romero.Video posted to social media showed he was standing on the sidewalk when he threw the bucket of water towards the torch. Proença was arrested at home shortly after fleeing the scene. Romero says Proença’s friends had dared him to do the deed.Early last week Proença posted a photo on his Facebook page of a man holding a bucket with a caption that read: “Waiting for the torch to pass.”On Monday, Proença posted a meme with cartoon character He-Man holding the torch. The meme read: “I have the torch, but don’t have education, health, security, quality of life…”When asked about other possible motives, police said they didn’t know whether the act was politically motivated. He was charged with intent to cause material harm and was released after paying his $295 bail. If convicted he could face anywhere from 6 months to 3 years in prison. Police said it wasn’t immediately clear when he would be facing a judge in this case.Proença seems to be enjoying his notoriety. A few moments after being released from police custody, he posted a selfie saying all was well. Since then he has been sharing with his followers news articles detailing his dare. He even shared the video of his arrest.The Olympic torch relay through Brazil hasn’t been without its controversies. Last week, a jaguar that was used as part of the Olympic torch relay event was shot and killed after the cat escaped its handlers. In that case, after Juma broke free from her confinement, a team of military members and veterinarians worked to recapture the jaguar.Despite being shot with a tranquilizer dart, the animal lunged at a soldier and, in an attempt to protect the soldier and the rest of the treatment team, the animal was killed with one pistol shot.last_img read more

first_imgAfter the Kumuls and PNG Orchids 2018 calendar was made public, Kumuls coach Michael Marum said he will announce the team after the Hunters round 15 clash against the Ipswich Jets down South.He said players will be selected from the Queensland Intrust Super Cup, NSW Cup and NRL competitions only.The Kumuls will assemble in Sydney on Monday, June 18, to prepare for the Pacific Test.Campbelltown Sports Stadium will be the place to be to catch all the action with the Kumuls and Bati match to kick off the Pacific Test at 4pm, followed by the Toa Samoa versus Mate Ma’a Tonga clash at 7:10pm.Other events on the Kumuls and Orchids calendar include:PRIME MINISTERS X111 ‘TEST’ – vs Australia PM X111 – October 6, 2018 – Port MoresbyThis annual game against Australia PM X111 since 2006 has been sanctioned for the first time by RLIF receiving ‘Test’ status this year.The Oil Search PNG Orchids will again line up against the Australian Jillaroos as the curtain raiser to the Prime Ministers X111 Test.EMERGING KUMULS vs NSW COUNTRY U23 – October 13, 2018 – Port MoresbyThe emerging Kumuls U23 team will be selected from Digicel Cup and Confederations. The curtain raiser to this game will be between a Australian Defence Force women team and a select Confederate women’s sidePNG KUMULS vs ENGLAND KNIGHTS – TWO GAME SERIESThe England Knights is the England A side. They are made up players on the fringes ready to make it into the England side.It has been more than two decades since we had a ‘series’ in PNG.The first of the two game series against the Kumuls will be played on October 27 in Lae. The second will be in Port Moresby on November 3, 2018.(Loop filepic)last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES “Even if he was in foul trouble, he had the patience to take the shot,” said coach Pablo Lucas of Ambulodto, who finished with four points and five rebounds.Robbie Herndon captained the Couriers with 27 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes, to go with five boards and two assists, while Michael Juico added 22 points, four dimes, and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundWangs squandered a nine-point lead, 70-61, early in the fourth quarter and stumbled to a 79-76 deficit thanks to a Leo Avenido-led 12-1 run for the Coffee Lovers.But the Couriers regained their footing late, with Herndon drilling a huge three from the top of the arc with 1:08 to play while capitalizing on Gamboa’s four straight misses from the charity stripe to survive the thrilling affair. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJohn Ambulodto sank the game-winning basket at the buzzer to lift Wangs Basketball to a gutsy 88-86 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The St. Clare big man received a pass from the driving Tim Habelito and had no second thoughts on hoisting the shot with the clock dwindling down as the Couriers snapped their two-game losing slump and improved to an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working “Breaks of the game,” said  Lucas. “Good thing that our players did not give up and showed their never say die attitude. Leading or not, they were just focused on the game.”The loss spoiled Avenido’s 38-point, 9-rebound outing as Gamboa suffered its third straight defeat to fall to 1-3.Ken Acibar chimed in 15 markers and eight boards, while Mike Parala got 11 points and six rebounds in the loss.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL 88 – Herndon 27. Juico 22, Arambulo 10, Habelito 5, Tayongtong 5, Ambulodto 4, Riley 4, Sorela 4, De Chavez 3, Asuncion 2, Montemayor 2, Bitoon 0, King 0.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 86 – Avenido 38, Acibar 15, Parala 11, Acuña 8, Dadjilul 4, Jumao-as 4, Padilla 3, Riva 2, Knuttel 1, Arellano 0, Montuano 0, Vidal 0.Quarters: 26-19, 44-40, 63-59, 88-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA new middle level school (K1-8th grade) with international standards was over the weekend dedicated in Monrovia to complement the Ministry of Education (MOE’s) efforts to take the country’s education system from “mess to best.”The Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CSS), which operates on the motto, “Striving for Excellence in Learning and Life,” is a private international school based on Christian principles, according to the founder, Soni Karnga Williams.Mrs. Williams is not alone in the running of the school. She works with her co-founder, Michelle Wento, and a partner, Dr. Clarice Kulah. To ensure that the school achieves its objective of maintaining international standards, the three Liberian women have hired highly qualified instructors, including J. Emmett Chapin. Mr. Chapin, a Liberian, was referred to by CSS administration as the “pioneer” teacher, because about two years ago he was one of those who started the process that led to Friday’s dedication. Other instructors are Emmanuel Carford, a science teacher, Nada Gorsaka London, self-contained K-Classes teacher and Tomah Kennedy a Liberian responsible for first graders. Defang Gladys, a Cameroonian, will teach Bible and French, Amelia Richards serves as Assistant Administrator and a teacher for Arts and Crafts, and Mercy Jackson is assigned to teach Language Arts. “We utilize technology based online educational programs as well as the arts and more traditional methods to teach Kindergarten to 8th core curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the development of strong communication skills,” founder Williams explained.“This blended and holistic approach to education,” Williams said, “allows our students to successfully compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world and develop a lifelong love of learning in academics and the arts.”The goal of CSS is to help catapult Liberia into the 21st century by offering students the opportunity to acquire the highest quality education in a rich environment of challenging courses.“Our flexible approach utilizes a combination of animated lessons and interactive activities through web-based programs and the arts to make learning dynamic and fun,” Dr. Kulah interjected.She said CSS’s mission is to help each child come into confident possession of his/her innate talents, acquire the skills needed for success in college anywhere in the world, and establish values that will allow him/her to be a God fearing, disciplined, self-confident contributor to the advancement of his/her community. CSS philosophy is based on the core beliefs that the Bible is God’s written word which is infallible and authoritative and is the only rule for Christian faith and conduct, and the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgLiberian women who play crucial roles as farmers, laborers and entrepreneurs face greater challenges than men in accessing needed resources. To combat this, the USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program (USAID FED) for Liberia has partnered with agricultural women’s groups to provide access to these needed resources. FED’s work with the Gbehley-geh Rural Women Farmers’ Cooperative Society (GRWFCS), located in Karnplay, Nimba County, is one example of this partnership. In April 2015, with support from USAID FED, members of the GRWFCS sold 39 metric tons of milled rice to the World Food Program (WFP), to earn USD $28,860 which equates to USD $37 per 50 kg bag. The women also sold 800 50 kg bags of paddy rice to Liberia Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in April, and generated an additional USD $16,000 (USD $20 per 50 kg bag). “We have been able to obtain a contract from WFP to supply milled rice through the support of USAID FED, which has helped us generate substantial additional income,” said Annie Kruah, chairlady of GRWFCS. Annie established the GRWFCS organization in 2005 to create economic opportunities for women who became widows during the Liberian civil war.In 2013, Annie and 86 other women entered into a partnership with USAID FED under GRWFCS to develop 15 hectares of lowland rice with improved seeds and technical assistance.In 2015, the women extended their rice field to 20 hectares to commence planting with support from USAID FED.Additionally, USAID FED supplied the women with tools, fertilizers and cassava processing equipment in early 2015 to improve their processing capacity, which was previously done manually. Now, these women can process up to 1 MT a week compared to the 0.5 MT per week they were able to process previously. The women also cultivated 1 hectare of farmland and planted this with improved cassava variety provided by USAID FED. The Gbehley-geh women farmers have benefitted from tools, seeds and other inputs from USAID FED in 2015. This assistance will further increase their production capacity and subsequently generate more income.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,In Stabroek News of April 8, 2019, there was an opinion piece from one GKH Lall which sought to instruct Mr Mohamed I Ali (executive member of the PPP) upon which plank he should jump. What campaign is Mr GKH Lall talking about?There can be no official campaign until general elections are called by Mr Lall’s candidate, Mr David Granger. It was Mr GHK Lall who said in the 2015 campaign that Mr Granger was polite and acceptable (see interview with Chris Ram) and offered his support to him. That is his right as a dual citizen and voter and beneficiary of the Treasury, thanks to his political and economic sponsors in the PNC. But please do not play with the people’s intelligence and pretend that you mean well for Mr Mohammed I Ali or the people of Guyana.This nation is yet to see the outcome of this politeness that Mr Lall was referring to in 2015. Is the word polite now being re-defined by Mr Lall? Is it polite to ignore the Guyana Constitution and not follow the rule of law? Is it polite to unilaterally impose on the nation a GECOM Chairman who has revealed himself as nothing else but a political apparatchik of Congress Place? Is it polite to supervise the greatest acts of corruption in the history of Guyana that took place between 2016 and 2019 and not do a thing as Executive President? Is it polite to be untruthful to the youths by stealing more than 30,000 jobs for them in three years in defiance of your promises in 2015?I was in Guyana in March 2019 and asked Mr Mohammed I Ali some hard questions. One of those questions was – Why are you (Mr Ali) not more on TV explaining your policy measures? In his wisdom, this was his answer. He asked me – Has an elections date been announced?Mr Ali further told me that at this time he is listening directly to the ordinary people in the villages and urban wards of Guyana on a 1-2-1 basis. His mission right now is to use the data gathered from those conversations to craft a menu of human development policies which can be launched swiftly once his party wins power. The common theme he is hearing is the need to create new jobs sustainably and this is what he plans to do when the occasion presents itself. He outlined for me in detail how he is going to create these 50,000 jobs over 5 years and from my international experience, I am convinced in my conviction that it is highly possible.What it needs is proper programme management of the plan, which is a skill set sorely lacking in Team Granger. So what appears like rocket science to these inexperienced and incompetent minds in Team Granger, is what the rest of the world is doing every second of the day – creating new jobs.When I was a Project Manager on a CDB Project, I had a chance to observe Mr Ali’s skill set and from what I saw, he is a person who has real project management competence and skills, unlike Mr Granger. This skillset served him well when he accelerated and project managed the PPP’s most successful public policy – housing. What the PPP did was to expand the stock of land available for housing by over 100,000 house lots in under 20 years. More than half of those lands now have real homes on them with real families in those homes who are on a pathway to building real new wealth with their real equity. That is the sort of human development that continues to evade these friends of Mr GHK Lall.I was advised that Mr Ali will be telling his story nationally when Mr Lall’s candidate, Mr Granger (who has now been certified after 3 years as a human development failure), calls the elections. Until such time, Mr Ali told me he plans to continue with his original plan – deepening his direct bond with the masses.Let me share a real-life example. When I visited Berbice in March 2019, two village teams told me they wanted to meet Mr Ali. I telephoned him and the very next day he was walking in those mixed Guyanese villages listening to the plight of the people and even sat down under a bottom house and had a meal with one of the families.So there is a method to the strategy and let the record speak, Mr Mohammed I Ali is not alone in this struggle to ensure that democracy is kept alive. There are thousands of us who are working tirelessly to protect this democracy won by Dr Jagan in 1992. Let the record show, history and time are on Mohammed I Ali’s side. Can we say the same for Mr GHK Lall and friends in Congress Place?Yours faithfully,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – The wildfire burning near Hasler currently sits at 58 hectares but the BC Wildfire Service says the risk has been downgraded significantly.Fire Information Officer Olivia Pojar with the BC Wildfire Service says the status of the fire changed to being ‘held’ on August 19. When a fire is held, that indicates the fire is unlikely to spread given the current weather conditions and the amount of suppression and resources assigned to the fire.“There is crews on it today. Yesterday they were concentrating on mop up and they reported that it was very quiet in terms of fire activity and they didn’t see any open flames.”Monkman Provincial Park has reopened after being closed due to wildfire activity. The park was officially reopened on August 21. Pojar says those fires are also being held and are not of major concern.“There were two fires. The larger one was a bit further to the north and it has burned 229 hectares and it’s status is also being held now. The other one was just a two hectare size fire.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img“Many mortgage advertisers are making potentially deceptive claims about incredibly low rates and payments, without telling consumers the whole story,” said Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. The FTC declined to make available a list of the companies it warned because it has not definitively concluded that the companies are breaking the law. Lucy Morris, a senior FTC consumer protection attorney, said the letters were sent to large companies and small ones. Media outlets, she said, are not liable for deceptive advertising, but are being encouraged to screen advertising to protect their readers and viewers. In addition, the agency plans to investigate other companies for deceptive advertising practices, she said. Some advertisements, the FTC said, highlighted mortgage rates as low as 1 percent, but didn’t inform consumers that they often apply for a short, “teaser” period and can rise substantially. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Alan Zibel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Trade Commission has warned more than 200 companies about “potentially deceptive” mortgage advertisements that could give borrowers a false impression of the cost of home loans. The FTC on Tuesday said ads that ran in newspapers and magazines, online and in the mail “may violate federal law” by giving a deceptive picture of mortgage terms. It sent the warning letters to mortgage brokers, lenders and media outlets. last_img read more

first_imgBeidh sraith nua den chlár Mo Ghrá Gael ag toiseacht ar TG4 go luath agus tá siad ag iarraidh iarratais a fháil ó fir is mná, aois 18-30, agus ag lorg fíor-ghrá chun páirt a ghlacadh.Sa dara sraith seo, tchífidh muid beirt dhuine eile atá singil agus iad ar thuras ghrá fud fad na tíre ar thóir a ngrágael. Beidh an clár i dTír Chonaill ar Shatharn 15ú agus Domhnach 16ú Deireadh Fómhair.Tá Síle Ní Scanláin, as Gaillaimh, agus Ainle Ó Cairealláin, as Béal Feirste, beirt shingil agus tá siad ag lorg do ghrá. Tá cinneadh déanta acu a gcinniúint féin a chur faoina smácht féin agus táthar ag iarraidh ar dhaoine atá cosúil leo, a bhfuil na suimeanna céanna acu físeáin a uaslódáil fúthu féin ar shuíomh idirlíon Mo Ghrá Gael. Rachaidh siad ar camchuairt ansin le bualadh le cuid de na daoine singil seo agus le teacht ar an ghrá. Ach ní dhéanfadh duine ar bith cúis.Tá dúil as cuimse ag Síle agus Ainle i gcúrsaí Gaeilge agus gach rud gaelach agus má tá tú ag iarraidh dul i bhfeidhm orthu, caithfidh na suimeanna céanna a bheith agat.Tosaíonn an turas seo i mBéal Feirste agus ansin rachaidh siad go Baile Átha Cliath, Corcaigh, Gaillimh, agus Tír Chonaill. Bualfaidh siad le daoine úra i ngach áit agus roghnóidh siad duine amháin le dul amach ar chéad data leo.An mbeidh na daoine seo ábalta dul i bhfeidhm orthu? An féidir theacht ar an ghrá taobh istigh de lá amháin? Ag deireadh na camchuairte seo, roghnóidh Ainle agus Síle duine ar bhuail siad leo le linn an tsraith seo le dul ar dara data – saoire beag in áit rúnda. Beidh a fhios acu ansin má bhíonn a ngrágael aimsithe acu.Má tá tú singil, agus má bhíonn speis agat bheith páirteach sa chlár seo, gabh i dteagmháil agus cuir ríomh-phost chuig nó cuir scairt ar +44 2890 427646.AN BHFUIL TÚ SINGIL LE PAISEÁN DON TEANGA AGUS AG LORG DO GHRÁ? LÉIGH AR AGHAIDH…. was last modified: October 13th, 2011 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:AN BHFUIL TÚ SINGIL LE PAISEÁN DON TEANGA AGUS AG LORG DO GHRÁ? LÉIGH AR AGHAIDHlast_img read more

first_imgSuch tactics have helped him triangulate between the two major parties. Polls have shown he has a 16- to 18-point lead and is retaining conservatives while attracting independents and Democrats. At a frenzied rally in the San Fernando Valley, volunteer door knockers headed out Sunday morning wearing “Yes on 87” T-shirts. Angelides, his voice hoarse from days of campaigning, exhorted the volunteers to make wayward Democrats stay loyal and tried to associate Schwarzenegger with the national Republicans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spent part of the last Sunday before Election Day dancing at a black church, while state Treasurer Phil Angelides was busy imploring Democratic activists to bring home the party’s vote. The contrast bespoke the Republican governor’s huge lead heading into Tuesday’s election. It also underscored just how different California looks this year from the rest of the country. While elsewhere Republicans fight to stay in office amid what looks to be a Democratic tidal wave, Schwarzenegger has had the luxury of spending the critical last weeks of the race wooing Democratic voters in places like the Brookins Community Church in Los Angeles. After a warm introduction from the pastor, who stopped just short of an endorsement, Schwarzenegger delivered a hybrid message, advocating a limited role for government even as he celebrated the big spending in this year’s budget on schools and after-school programs. last_img read more