Asian Games bosses crack down on boozing in athlete villages

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Flags of participating countries at the 2018 Asian Games flutter at the athlete village in Kemayoran district, in central Jakarta on February 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYAsian Games organizers have cracked down on boozing in the athletes’ villages, Indonesian officials said Monday, warning competitors that the consumption of alcohol is “not allowed” and unhealthy.Athletes who have already finished their events and officials were flouting rules against drinking in the villages, said Harry Warganegara of Games organizing committee Inasgoc.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 1 and done: Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st US Open match Warganegara was responding to complaints that athletes were bored of the food and drink served at the accommodation provided for competitors.“We cannot control the athletes 100 percent. (They say) ‘I have already lost anyway, I’m an official, I’m not playing, I can drink.’ But they can’t be like that,” he said.About 17,000 athletes and officials are taking part in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, the biggest sports event in Indonesia’s history.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “There were some who came in with beer… We have prevented that, many bottles,” said Warganegara.“We inspect. They cannot bring it in… It’s not healthy. Smoking is also not allowed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, banned the sale of alcohol in most convenience stores and small shops outside holiday hotspot Bali in 2015, although it is still widely available in supermarkets, bars and hotels.Most Indonesians are moderate Muslims and alcohol has long been available, but growing opposition from politicians pushing a more conservative brand of Islam has created an uncertain climate. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

‘ECOWAS Will Come After Trouble Makers’

first_imgMr. Osunlalu,representative of ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia. — Assures Representative of ECOWAS Ambassador to LiberiaA representative of the Ambassador of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Liberia on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, assured national security personnel in Monrovia of organization’s preparedness to go after anyone who would make an attempt to destabilize the country’s peace.Ambassador Lola Osunlalu’s warning came barley a day after the scheduled dialogue between President George Weah and organizers of the planned June 7 “peaceful protest” ended in a situation of misaligned expectations.Although Amb. Osunlalu did not identify any group as the would-be troublemakers, he assured the officers that ECOWAS is prepared to come after anyone that would want to destabilize Liberia’s peace.He gave the assurance when he proxied for the Ambassador Babatunde Olanrewaju Ajisomo at the 25th anniversary of the Liberia National Law Enforcement Association (LINLEA), held at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church in Monrovia.Osunlalu also cautioned the law enforcement officers not to engage in any activity that would tend to undermine the peace Liberia is enjoying. “Countries in the sub-region are not willing to accept any more refugees,” he noted, “so do not join anything that will take Liberia back to war.”He then called on them to promptly inform ECOWAS about anyone wanting to participate any act that could undermine the country’ hard earned peace.“Do not listen to them, but please let us know of anyone that would wants to use you to destabilize your own country’s peace and security. Let us know their plan. Do not join them, but do expose their plan to us,” Osunlalu said.Also, the president of LINLEA, Cecil B. Griffiths reminded his audience that those political leaders and the managers of the country’s resources need to promote peace, social justice, human rights and accountability.Griffiths, himself a former police officer, said that impunity undermines democracy to the extent that the economy will continue to decline if the government does not take serious actions to combat corruption.“And you can imagine warlords, ex-rebel generals demanding a seating lawmaker to report to them. This is what impunity does,” Griffith told the cheering officers.LINLEA is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization established in March 1994 to represent the interests of Liberian law enforcement personnel, both current and retired officers from immigration, fire service and other related security personnel and private security guards to provide a national platform for the exchange of information, analysis and recommendations on the security sector governance.Through its core program, LINLEA promotes and enhances professionalism in Liberia’s security sector, monitors compliance with accepted standards related to professional conduct and respect for human rights, advocates for improved working environments for security sector and protects the rights of Liberian enforcement officers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool will be in trouble if they don’t sign another striker, claims Beecroft

first_imgLiverpool desperately need another striker otherwise they will be in trouble this season, according to talkSPORT’s Merseyside correspondent Graham Beecroft.The Reds eked out a 2-1 victory over Southampton on the opening day of the Premier League season, but the feeling remains they have not adequately replaced Luis Suarez yet.The Uruguayan joined Barcelona in a £75million move earlier this summer and while many agree he is impossible to fully replace, Liverpool have only brought in two strikers this summer – veteran Rickie Lambert and Divock Origi, who is spending this season back on loan at Lille. Brendan Rodgers said after the Saints win he was still looking to strengthen his squad and Beecroft believes up front must be a priority.“Liverpool do need another striker. Brendan Rodgers is saying ‘well we’ll have a look but if we don’t get another striker in this window, then there’s no panic’. Believe you me, Liverpool need a striker before the window shuts otherwise they will be in trouble as far as the season is concerned,” he told Extra Time.“It only needs an injury to Daniel Sturridge and/or Rickie Lambert and they will be in trouble, there is no question about it.“They need quality in there. I think they’ve got the money to buy quality, it’s just a question of whether they can persuade their targets to come and sign for Liverpool Football Club but it is vital, and I repeat vital, that Liverpool do make that signing before the transfer window closes.”Liverpool saw a transfer for QPR striker Loic Remy fall through earlier in the window after a failed medical, while in recent days they have been linked with a shock move for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o and Reds legend Steve Nicol has encouraged the club to move for Swansea forward Wilfried Bony.last_img read more

The Premier League’s most successful tackler of 2015 revealed – surprised?

first_img 9. Scott Arfield (Burnley) – 61.3 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Ex-Huddersfield star Arfield announced himself on the Premier League stage with a goal against Chelsea in the Clarets’ first match of the season. Since then, he’s proved himself to be a good all-round midfielder playing across the middle and winning important duels with opponents. 10 5= Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) – 68 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – The Gunners star has found favour again with manager Arsene Wenger and, as well as cracking home one of their goals in their FA Cup quarter-final victory against Manchester United, he’s been showing a marked improvement defensively as Arsenal target another top four finish. 10 4. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – 69.2 pre cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – As Steven Gerrard’s long goodbye at Anfield continues, Henderson’s transformation from £20m flop to all-action hero continues. He’s added goals to his game recently at Anfield but he’s not letting up on his defensive duties either. 10 8. James Morrison (West Brom) – 63.3 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Another Baggies star flourishing under Pulis is Scottish star Morrison. The reliable and versatile 28-year-old is consistent with his performances and currently one of the Premier League’s best tacklers. 10 10. Claudio Yacob (West Brom) – 54.8 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Tony Pulis turned to Yacob as he looked to get the Baggies away from the relegation zone and he has been rewarded with some sterling displays in midfield as he breaks up play. 10 1. Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – 72.4 per cent tackle success rate – You read it right, folks. The Ecuador winger, filling in at right-back for Louis van Gaal, is currently the Premier League’s most successful tackler of 2015. Valencia has looked a little shaky but was in good form against both Tottenham and Liverpool. Is this more proof Van Gaal really does know what he’s doing at Old Trafford? 5= Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) – 68 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – As well as being one of the Premier League’s most creative players, Puncheon also contributes defensively, too. New Eagles boss Alan Pardew is getting the best out of the midfielder, for sure. 10 10 3. Alex Song (West Ham) – 69.7 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – One of the summer’s shrewdest signings was Sam Allardyce’s loan move for Barcelona star Song. The Hammers’ form might be waning but the midfielder is clearly keen to prove he’s worthy of a big permanent move away from the Camp Nou. 10 7. George Boyd (Burnley) – 65 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Former Stevenage and Peterborough star Boyd is already renowned for his non-stop running in the Premier League. He regularly covers more than 13km a game and he is capable of putting in a good tackle too. You can have the best attackers in the world at your club but without a solid defensive base you’re always going to concede goals.And the best way to stop conceding goals is to get those well-timed tackles in and dispossess your opponent.Some teams now have a dedicated ‘destroyer’ in midfield as they look to break up play, with that man then offloading the ball to a playmaking team-mate.Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United players all feature in our list of the most successful tacklers of 2015 in the Premier League but just who boasts the best?talkSPORT takes a look – you might be a little surprised…Click the right arrow to navigate through our list… 2. Jose Fonte (Southampton) – 72 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – The Saints still have the best defence in the Premier League so it’s no surprise one of their men is high on our list, but instead of Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin or Steven Davis, it’s Portugal star Fonte who is getting his tackling spot on. 10 10last_img read more


first_imgMEET the brainy Donegal students who show that lots of (X) maths study all (+) adds up and you can’t take that away (-) from them – for they’re set to become (=) Maths Olympians!The two students at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town have been selected to train for the Irish Maths Olympiad team.Jessica Weitbreach and Pauric Doherty were selected based on their outstanding Maths results in the Junior Certificate Examination. The two students have been invited to attend enrichment classes in colleges such as University College Dublin, NUI Galway and  NUI Maynooth.Their class teacher, Ms Rosemary Quinn was delighted with the news and complimented the two students on their outstanding achievement.And Principal, Emmanuel McCormack beamed: “I am delighted for the students and their families and I want to pay tribute to their maths teacher, Rosemary Quinn and the entire Maths department at the Abbey Vocational School.“It really is great news for all of them and all of us.” The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a prestigious annual team competition for mathematically talented second-level students representing their countries.Ireland has participated in the competition since 1988 and Irish students have won medals in eight of those competitions.The next IMO takes place in July 2012.Picture are Jessica Weitbreach, Ms. Rosemary Quinn (Head of AVS Maths Dept) and Pauric Doherty.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on IT ALL ADDS UP! DONEGAL TEENS TO BE MATHS OLYMPIANS! was last modified: November 18th, 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:abbey vocational schoolDonegal TownMATHS OLYMPIADSlast_img read more


first_imgExclusive: A CRAZED gang of notorious burglars tried to knock down a Garda during a crime spree across County Donegal.The officer was one of a number of dedicated Gardaí involved in a sustained late night operation over several hours to catch the gang.Details of the operation can be revealed for the first time today by Donegal Daily. It follows a burglary late on Thursday night near Glen as a gang in a northern-registered black hatchback.This vehicle was the subject of a community alert on Donegal Daily yesterday. The start of the registration is XIW.Although the car is a County Derry registration, the gang resides here in Donegal and is suspected of involvement in dozens of raids on homes and business premises over the past few months.A lone Garda managed to locate the latest car being used by the gang but as he approached on foot the driver – who had been hidden from view – suddenly accelerated towards him. The officer managed to get out of the way of the oncoming car and raise the alarm with colleagues.“He could have been killed,” said one source.What followed was a three hour search across north Donegal, involving high speed chases across a wide area, starting in Glen and going through Kilmacrennan and Churchill areas.The vehicle disappeared. At one stage Gardaí thought the gang may have crashed into a field.If you know anything about this gang, or know the whereabouts of the car which was used, then call Gardaí immediately. You can call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.If you see suspicious activity, call 999.REVEALED: BURGLARS TRY TO RAM GARDA DURING CRIME SPREE was last modified: March 15th, 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:burglarsCarrigartglenTrentnaghlast_img read more


first_imgIt’s a red letter day for Letterkenny secondary school, Colaiste Ailigh, on May 12th next.Pupils of Colaiste Ailiagh with principal Micheál Ó Giobúin,Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to Donegal to open the school’s new building and will cut the ribbon the project at 11am.The school is considered one of the most modern in the country since it opened in September last year. Principal Micheal Gibbons and his staff will be busy getting the school ready for the visit of An Taoiseach. TAOISEACH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY SCHOOL was last modified: April 26th, 2014 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:Colaiste AilighdonegalLETETRKENNYTaoiseach Enda Kennylast_img read more


first_imgA woman who refused to give a breath specimen after being arrested by Gardaí on suspicion of drink-driving has been disqualified from driving for four years.Kathleen Harkin, 47, with an address of 4 Radharc Na Mara, Downings, was arrested outside the premises of ‘The Lagoon Bar’ Termon in the early hours of November 9, 2013.Gardaí saw the defendant get into her Mercedez-Benz and drive across the car park without any lights on. When they investigated further and stopped the car, Garda Kelly noticed that the defendant was slurring her speech and that there was a strong smell of alcohol from her breath.Garda Kelly then asked Mrs Harkin to get out of the car, however, when she got out of the car she staggered and couldn’t stand upright. Gardaí arrested her on suspicion of drink-driving.They brought her to Milford Gardaí Station, but there Mrs Harkin refused to co-operate with Gardaí and give a breath specimen.The court heard how Mrs Harkin had met her friend at The Lagoon Bar for a meal earlier in the evening after she had finished work, but had then stayed on for a number of drinks.Mrs Harkin later claimed she was only moving the car to a safer part of the car park and had already called a taxi to pick her up.She became so incensed at being arrested that she refused to give a breath specimen to Gardaí at Milford Garda Station following her arrest.The mother-of-three is currently unemployed, but the court was told she has a strong work ethic and had raised her family on her own.In his summary Judge Denis McLaughlin said: “I’m taking into account Mrs Harkin’s early guilty plea, and the fact she has no previous convictions of note bar one minor traffic offence.“However, her failure to provide a breath specimen to Gardaí and co-operate with them complicated the matter, and I must disqualify Mrs Harkin from driving for four years.”Judge McLaughlin also fined Mrs Harkin €300 and gave her four months to pay the fine.Her disqualification from driving will commence on January 1.WOMAN WHO REFUSED TO GIVE BREATH SPECIMEN DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVING FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:breath testcourtsdisqualifiednewslast_img read more

Bush fires parting shot at Iraq war critics as he heads to Asia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) – President Bush escalated the bitter debate over the Iraq war on Monday, hurling back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the world. “They spoke the truth then and they’re speaking politics now,” Bush charged. Bush went on the attack after Democrats accused the president of manipulating and withholding some pre-war intelligence and misleading Americans about the rationale for war. “Some Democrats who voted to authorize the use of force are now rewriting the past,” Bush said. “They’re playing politics with this issue and they are sending mixed signals to our troops and the enemy. That is irresponsible.” The president spoke to cheering troops at this military base at a refueling stop for Air Force One on the first leg of an eight-day journey to Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia. During the stopover, he also met privately with families of four slain service members. After a Latin American trip with meager results earlier this month, the administration kept expectations low for Asia. “I don’t think you’re going to see headline breakthroughs,” National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said on Air Force One. He dashed any prospect that Japan would lift its ban on American beef imports during Bush’s visit and said a dispute with China over trade and currency would remain an issue after the president returns home. On Sunday, Hadley acknowledged “we were wrong” about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, but he insisted in a CNN interview that the president did not manipulate intelligence or mislead the American people. Iraq and a host of other problems, from the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina to the indictment of a senior White House official in the CIA leak investigation, have taken a heavy toll on the president. Nearing the end of his fifth year in office, Bush has the lowest approval rating of his presidency and a majority of Americans say Bush is not honest and they disapprove of his handling of foreign policy and the war on terrorism. Heading for Asia, Bush hoped to improve his standing on the world stage. “Reasonable people can disagree about the conduct of the war but it is irresponsible for Democrats to now claim that we misled them and the American people,” Bush said. He quoted pre-war remarks by three senior Democrats as evidence of that Democrats had shared the administration’s fears that were the rationale for invading Iraq in 2003. Bush did not name them, but White House counselor Dan Bartlett filled in the blanks. -“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons.” – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. -“The war against terrorism will not be finished as long as (Saddam Hussein) is in power.” – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. -“Saddam Hussein, in effect, has thumbed his nose at the world community. And I think that the president’s approaching this in the right fashion.” – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., then the Democratic whip. “The truth is that investigations of the intelligence on Iraq have concluded that only one person manipulated evidence and misled the world – and that person was Saddam Hussein,” Bush charged. In the Senate, 29 Democrats voted with 48 Republicans for the war authorization measure in late 2002, including 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, and his running mate, John Edwards of North Carolina. Both have recently been harshly critical of Bush’s conduct of the war and its aftermath. On Capitol Hill, top Democrats stood their ground in claiming Bush misled Congress and the country. “The war in Iraq was and remains one of the great acts of misleading and deception in American history,” Kerry told a news conference. Bush is expected to get a warmer welcome in Asia than he did earlier this month in Argentina at the Summit of the Americas, where Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a protest against U.S. policies and Bush failed to gain support from the 34 nations attending for a hemisphere-wide free trade zone. Japan, the first stop on Bush’s trip, and Mongolia, the last, are likely to give him the most enthusiastic response, while China and South Korea probably will be cooler but respectful. In South Korea, Bush also will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Busan, where 21 member states are expected to agree to support global free-trade talks. The summit also is expected to agree to put early-warning and information-sharing systems in place in case of bird flu outbreaks. “It is good for the president to show up in Asia and say, `We care about Asia,’ because that is in doubt in the region,” said Ed Lincoln, senior fellow in Asia and Economic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. At Bush’s first stop, in Kyoto, Japan, the president will deliver what aides bill as the speech of the trip on the power of democracy, not only to better individual lives but contribute to the long-term prosperity of nations.last_img

Volleyball Travels To Final Matches Of The Season

first_img at Indiana State Video at Illinois State Live Stats Drake at INST/ILST Match Notes at Illinois State Video Story Links at Indiana State Live Stats The Drake University volleyball team is set to finish out the regular season this weekend with a pair of matches on the road at Indiana State and Illinois State. The Bulldogs open the weekend against Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The team then travels to Normal, Ill., to take on Illinois State Saturday at 7 p.m.Earlier in the season, the Bulldogs swept both opponents, 3-0, in the Knapp Center.The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 15-15 overall record to tie with last year’s record for the program’s most wins since 2010 and most MVC wins since 2010.The team has been led all season by Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) and Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.), who have both recently reached career milestones. Inderski recently recorded her 1,000th career kill and 1,000th career dig, while Thommi has recorded more than 1,500 digs. Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa), a junior has added 105 blocks on the season to help the Bulldogs dramatically improve their blocking at the net this season. Friday’s opponent, Indiana State, has an overall record of 10-18 and an MVC record of 4-12 with one of their losses coming to the Bulldogs. Indiana State is led by Kynedi Nalls and Bree Spangler. Nalls has recorded 311 kills this season, followed by Spangler with 243.On Saturday, the Bulldogs visit the fifth-place team in the conference, Illinois State. The Redbirds are 16-12 this season and 9-7 in Valley matches. Jaelyn Keene and Aly Dawson both average nearly 3.20 kills per set while Dawson also adds 2.62 digs per set.With the final two matches of the season, the Bulldogs sit firmly in seventh place in the MVC standings, one spot out of the upcoming MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs are set to return nine players next season and recently signed a group of four talented freshmen set to join the roster in 2017. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more