Philippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES “We can’t just hope we get calls at the line and hope we get lucky shots, we just got to stay consistent,” said Brown who repeated the word “consistent” two more times “That’s the only way we can win games.”And as for his point-production, Brown expressed his disappointment since he wasn’t able to help his team get the victory. “I don’t like it. We lost,” said Brown who also grabbed 19 boards. “I don’t care about the stats. I’m just trying anything that can help us win. I can have 60 but we lost so it won’t matter. I just want to win.”ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA IMAGESPhoenix import Brandon Brown said Friday that his Fuel Masters team isn’t on the same level as the other franchises in the PBA in terms of getting respect from game officials.“We’re not a well-respected team in this league, I mean the referees are not going to give us any calls down the stretch,” said Brown Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after losing to TNT 110-103.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Though the foul discrepancy is just two between the two teams, 29-27 with less calls going to TNT, the KaTropa had 33 free throw attempts while the Fuel Masters had just 22.TNT also had 10 free throw attempts in the final period while Phoenix had just six. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrown, who finished with a game-high 49 points, said the only way to get the same level of respect their opponents’ enjoy is to stay consistent and win some games. Phoenix have lost six straight games and languish at the 10th seed with a 2-6 card. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
MOST READ View comments “Of course, Mapua is the team to beat with an almost intact line up. La Salle-Greenhills, San Sebastian and Letran have also improved,” he said.Juniors action starts on Sunday with San Beda facing San Sebastian at 1 p.m. and Mapua clashing with Arellano University at 3 p.m. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. San Beda Red Cubs are champions once again. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda aims to regain the juniors title in the coming NCAA Season 93 after seeing its eight-year reign end at the hands of Mapua last year.However, the Red Cubs will have to make do without four of their key players in Germy Mahinay, Ry dela Rosa, Robi Nayve and Eduardo Velasquez Jr., who are nursing injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “Our preparation has been hampered by these injuries,” said San Beda coach JB Sison during the PSA Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.Expected to play a bigger role in the absence of the four are Samuel Abu Hijle, Evan Nelle, Joshua Tagala, Prince Etrata and Pedro Alfaro III.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSan Beda also has a winning tradition in the juniors division, having won a league-leading 23 championships with 23. Mapua is second with 19 titles.Sison said Mapua is still San Beda’s biggest hurdle in its bid to recapture the crown. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ CEU uses strong finishing kick for 4th straight win Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena
Indiaindian badmintonKiren RijijuNarendra Modi First Published: August 28, 2019, 11:18 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian para-badminton team which won 12 medals at the BWF World Championship, saying their performance is motivating.India finished with 12 medals, including three gold at the championship but could not better their best-ever haul at the tournament, winning the same number medals including four gold medals in 2015. “130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para Badminton contingent … Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable,” the PM Modi wrote on Twitter.130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para Badminton contingent, which has brought home 12 medals at BWF World Championships 2019. Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2019 Interestingly, Indian Sukant Kadam had written to PM Modi asking for ‘blessings’.“Honorable @narendramodi sir, we Para Badminton Athletes also won 12 medals in Para-Badminton World Championship and we also want your blessings. Request you to allow us to meet as we missed a chance aftr Asian Games,” Sukant wrote.Honorable @narendramodi sir,We Para Badminton Athletes also won 12 medals in Para-Badminton World Championship and we also want your blessings.Request you to allow us to meet as we missed a chance aftr Asian Games@PramodBhagat83 @joshimanasi11 @manojshuttler @GauravParaCoach https://t.co/1zCqE91VAh— Sukant Kadam (@sukant9993) August 27, 2019 That wasn’t all, amending the policy for para-athletes to make them eligible for more cash awards, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday handed over Rs 1.82 crore to the medallists of the Para-Badminton World Championship.As per the amended guidelines, medal winners in world events and world championships “which are organised by International Paralympic Committee as well as in events that are not organised by IPC, but organised by respective International Sports Federation and recognised by International Olympic Committee, will be eligible for cash awards from the government”.It has also been decided that medal winners will be given their cash awards the day they return to the country after an international event, and will “not have to wait for a once-a-year ceremony”, as was the norm earlier.The first set of athletes who received their cash awards under the changed guidelines are para-badminton players, who have just won 12 medals at the recently-concluded World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.They are the stars of India✌ Let’s salute our Para-Badminton players who brought laurels for India. Today, Sports Ministry took a decision to handover the cash money to every player at the time of arrival itself which would amount upto 20 lakhs per athlete. pic.twitter.com/kBFNTerNbD— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019 IPC does not organise para-badminton events, and under the previous guidelines, these players would not be eligible for cash awards from the government.The medal winners met the sports minister over lunch at the Sports Authority of India and were handed over the cheques.While the gold medal winners took home Rs 20 lakh, the silver medallists were given 14 lakh and bronze winners Rs 8 lakh each.Winners in the doubles events won Rs 15 lakh each for gold, Rs 10.5 lakh each for silver and Rs 6 lakh for bronze.”We want to ensure that all athletes are provided the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work,” Rijiju said.(With inputs from PTI)
Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Our intention was really to limit their output. They’re number three in scoring, number one in fastbreak points. We had lots of lapses, but in the end, it was Jaydee (Tungcab) who saved us with his 3-point shot at the corner.”Tungcab only had one made field goal and it turned out to be the biggest shot of the game. He was 0-of-2 before hitting a triple that gave UP a 60-56 cushion with 1:38 remaining.Bright Akhuetie had 16 points for UP while Javi Gomez de Liaño added 15. Kobe Paras tallied a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the second-running Maroons rise to 4-1.With Suerte neutralized, Alex Diakhite powered the Warriors with 21 points and 17 rebounds but his herculean effort wasn’t enough as his team dropped to 1-4.POST-GAME INTERVIEWADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AC Milan announces internal anti-racism task force Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man MOST READ View comments ANTIPOLO—University of the Philippines dug deep down the stretch to hold off University of the East, 62-56, in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The Fighting Maroons, who notched their third consecutive win, blew a double-digit lead before making the necessary stops to outplay the Red Warriors in the endgame.UP shut down UE’s top gunner Rey Suerte, who was held to a season-low four points on 2-of-15 shooting from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Suerte came into the match as the league’s best scorer averaging 22.8 points per game.“That’s what we’re really worried about that if we’re going to clamp down on Rey Suerte, the others will step up and that’s just what happened. All the rest like Diakhite, Abanto, Tolentino stepped up to the plate and scored for them,” UP head coach Bo Perasol told reporters. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday.Hima, who has been struggling with a back problem for the past few months, clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06.National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds.This was Hima’s second competitive 200m race of the year. She has a personal best of 23.10s, which she clocked last year.In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner had clocked 23.65s on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, also in Poland, on Tuesday. Vismaya had finished third in that meet with a personal best time of 23.75.Hima is the reigning world junior champion and national record holder in 400m.National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race at Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday.M P Jabir won the gold in men’s 400m hurdles in 50.21 seconds while Jithin Paul was third in 52.26 secs.Indians swept the women’s 400m race through P Saritaben (52.77 secs), Sonia Baishya (53.73 secs) and R Vithya (53.73 secs).Read More | Poznan Athletics Grand Prix: Hima Das wins 200m gold in PolandAlso See:
Firefighters spent part of their Wednesday battling a grain bin fire in rural Plymouth County.The fire was reported at the 220 Block of Nature Avenue shortly after 11a.m.Smoke was coming from the grain bin’s ventilation system.Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper believes the fire started beneath the stored grain from a shaft that got hot.The farmer and firefighters removed corn from the bin on to grain trucks and wagons to salvage as much of the good corn as possible.Firefighters cut a hole near the bottom of the bin in order to get a hose inside and begin extinguishing the fire.The grain bin holds approximately 15,000 bushels and was nearly full when the farmer noticed the fire.Photo by Dennis Morrice
Posted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: Emily Puckart, Program Associate, MHTFClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)During the recent Woodrow Wilson International Center policy dialogue on maternal undernutrition both speakers highlighted the importance of including adolescent girls as targets and beneficiaries of maternal nutrition programs. After all, around the world girls under the age of 18 may be married as well as mothers. If they are not mothers already, reaching out to adolescent girls ensures that they will have necessary nutrition information and tools they need before they even become pregnant.Bhavishya Alliance is a Mumbai based multi-sector partnership with a focus on reducing undernutrition in Maharashtra, India. The Girls Gaining Ground (GGG) program is Bhavishya Alliance’s pilot nutrition and health intervention which focuses on adolescent girls as future mothers. GGG combines a strong focus on maternal nutrition and health along with a girl’s empowerment component, benefiting groups of girls in some of the most underserved tribal communities in Maharashtra state.The program itself focuses heavily on nutrition and health information, as well as giving girls the knowledge to access government health services. This includes information in accessing services such as iron supplements and access to facilities when giving birth. The groups take part in community mapping exercises which identify health and nutrition services near their communities.Local women serve as role-models and facilitators for each of the GGG groups, leading the curriculum on reproductive and sexual health, the importance of iron supplements, dispelling myths relating to foods during pregnancy, and the importance of delayed marriage and pregnancy for health. Storytelling, local songs and myths are emphasized in order for the curriculum to make an impact in the lives of the girls. For example, girls may enact plays, where the lead character, an adolescent girl, dies in childbirth after an early marriage and a difficult, unattended pregnancy.There is a special emphasis in the program on preparing girls nutritionally to become mothers. Facilitators chart hemoglobin levels and iron supplement intake and girls enrolled in the program use food diaries to record and discuss their daily intake of food. Where illiteracy is a challenge, facilitators use the girls’ verbal history to take down the diary. Along with a focus on quantity, facilitators use the colors of the Indian flag (green, orange and white) to ask girls and their families to diversify their food intake using locally available food sources. Some NGOs have supplemented the GGG program with seed distribution for families to start agricultural plots for food to be consumed within the family, rather than exported for sale outside the community.This innovative and exciting program may provide a model for other maternal nutrition programs that recognize the importance of including adolescent girls as beneficiaries of maternal nutrition programs.This is the third post by Emily Puckart on “Maternal Undernutrion: Evidence, Links, and Solutions.” Read the first and second.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
zoom In an effort to put a floor under oil prices and allow demand growth to catch up with supply, the oil ministers from OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) plus Russia will meet in Doha on April 17 in order agree on oil production freeze, shipping company Teekay said.The global oil market oversupply, which began in 2014, coincided with the tanker market recovery, as high supply meant there were more barrels available for transport.This increase in supply available for transportation, coupled with a surge in oil consumption due to the dramatic drop in oil prices, created a perfect storm for tanker demand to increase significantly in 2014 and 2015.“So what would a production freeze mean for tanker demand going forward?” Teekay asks.Even if a production freeze agreement is reached, it is not necessarily negative for tanker demand in the near-term. Russia and most of OPEC are already producing at record high levels, which means that the crude tanker market should remain well supported until oil demand catches up with supply and oil prices begin to push higher.Even then, the rebalancing of oil prices is likely to take time, meaning that the crude tanker market should remain well-supported through the remainder of 2016.However, the agreement, which would see production capped at January 2016 levels, may prove difficult as Iran has stated that it will not participate in a production freeze given they have just emerged from sanctions.Furthermore, Saudi Arabia said that it will only agree to a production freeze if Iran and the rest of OPEC, along with Russia, also agree.OPEC and Russia currently account for around 46% of global crude oil production, therefore any agreement could have a significant impact on global oil markets, Teekay added.
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MONTREAL – An Ottawa-based priest has been suspended after being named in a $2-million sex-abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of students who attended a Catholic boarding school in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.The motion seeking permission for the class action to proceed was filed on behalf of those who were allegedly abused while attending College Servite, a school in Ayer’s Cliff that was previously run by members of the Servite Order.The application still requires the authorization of a judge in Sherbrooke, Que.The lead plaintiff in the case, an unnamed 57-year-old man identified in court documents as X, accuses Father Jacques Desgrandchamps of abusing him between 1973 and 1975.Court documents allege Desgrandchamps, the man’s history teacher, had him sleep in his bedroom where he would sexually abuse him and ply him with alcohol.“The victim, which is common in these types of cases, wants to remain anonymous,” his lawyer, Robert Kugler, said in an interview.“It’s very difficult for him to speak about what happened and how it affected him and he has demonstrated tremendous courage by deciding to institute a class action.”The plaintiff’s decision to come forward was triggered by a recent ruling in a different case that did not involve Desgrandchamps and after he discovered his alleged abuser was still working, Kugler said.Spelling out the details of his own abuse will help other victims who need not come forward and identify themselves publicly for compensation, Kugler said.The action covers any alleged abuse that occurred before or after events involving the plaintiff.The alleged abuse took place in an area of the school reserved for religious members of the congregation, who allegedly turned a blind eye to the boy being in a restricted area.It is alleged they failed to assist him when he spent evenings and nights in the accused’s bedroom, which contained just a single bed.A dorm supervisor also failed to act despite it being clear the plaintiff was missing from his own bed, the lawyer said.“Nobody ever asked a question, nobody ever intervened, nobody ever assisted him,” Kugler said.He said when the case was filed, lawyers were convinced there were other victims. As stories have trickled out this week about the case, they’ve received several calls from other alleged victims.Desgrandchamps told Radio-Canada this week he taught at the school and did have sex with some students, but insisted there was no violence.Ottawa’s archdiocese has suspended Desgrandchamps and said in a statement that Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast is reviewing the situation in consultation with the Servite superior.“The archdiocese of Ottawa is deeply saddened by the allegations concerning a Servite priest residing in the archdiocese,” wrote Deacon Gilles Ouellette, a diocese spokesman.“Our diocese is committed to creating a safe environment in the church for minors and other vulnerable persons.”Desgrandchamps recently worked at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ottawa.
Companies in this story: (TSX:BLDP) VANCOUVER — Ballard Power Systems, Inc. has signed a deal to provide the power modules for a hybrid ferry in Norway.Financial terms of the agreement with Norled A/S were not immediately available.The Norled ferry will be powered by a combination of Ballard fuel cell modules together with batteries.It will be able to carry up to 299 passengers and 80 cars and is expected to be the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry in commercial operation.Under the agreement, Ballard will provide two 200-kilowatt power modules that will be used to power the ferry planned to begin operating in 2021.The Ballard modules will be designed and manufactured at the company’s facility in Hobro, Denmark. The Canadian Press
In making the announcement, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric highlighted that Dr. Kanem “brings to the position more than three decades of strategic leadership and management in the fields of medicine, public health, international peace and development, human rights and social justice.” Currently serving as the agency’s Acting Executive Director, the new Under-Secretary-General is the fifth Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Prior to that, she was the UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director for Programmes and earlier, its Representative in Tanzania. She started her career in academia with the Johns Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health. While serving as a Ford Foundation Officer from 1992 to 2005, Dr. Kanem helped pioneer work in women’s reproductive health and sexuality, in particular through her position as the representative for West Africa. She then served at the Foundation headquarters, becoming Deputy Vice-President for its worldwide peace and social justice programmes in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and North America.
Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team during a game against Nebraska on Oct. 3 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team capped off its regular season with a dominating effort on Saturday, steamrolling Rutgers on senior night in St. John Arena.It took only three sets (26-24, 25-7, 25-12) and 74 minutes for the No. 16 team to take down the Scarlet Knights (4-28, 1-19), as the Buckeyes led for nearly the entire match.OSU finished the regular season with an overall record of 23-9 and placed sixth in the Big Ten with a 12-8 mark.Fittingly, senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led all players with 14 kills on a proficient .440 hitting percentage in her final regular-season home game. Fellow senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell added 10 kills at an even better .529 clip.The three other Buckeye seniors saw plenty of action as well. Middle blockers Tyler Richardson and Andrea Kacsits had seven and six kills, respectively, aided by the absence of junior Taylor Sandbothe. Richardson, along with freshman outside hitter Audra Appold, also led her team with three blocks.Freshman Taylor Hughes started and saw the majority of the playing time at setter with 32 assists, but senior Emily Ruetter did contribute four helpers.As the score would indicate, OSU far outpaced Rutgers offensively, posting a .319 attack percentage compared to the Scarlet Knights’ dismal .043 rate.Serving also played a key part in OSU’s commanding win. The Buckeyes racked up nine aces on the night, their second best total of the season.Libero Valeria León led the way with five aces, adding to another solid defensive night for the junior, who had a game-high 18 digs.Although the Buckeyes wound up having an overall impressive night from the service line, the match didn’t start off so well in that regard.Despite Rutgers’ abysmal .105 hitting percentage in the first set, it managed to hang around thanks to four blocks from its defense and four service errors by OSU.The Buckeyes managed to take decisive late lead, 22-17, but a 7-1 run by the Scarlet Knights allowed them to take a 24-23 advantage. Guided by two Campbell kills and a Rutgers error, however, OSU survived its only scare of the evening.Powered by six aces — four from León — the second frame featured the Buckeyes’ most lopsided win in any set this season. Behind a .417 attack percentage (and a brutal minus-.136 rate by Rutgers), the Scarlet and Gray raced out to a 16-2 lead — powered by a 12-0 run — and took an 18-point victory into the locker room for the intermission.It didn’t get any better for Rutgers after the break. With four kills each from Campbell, Mitchell and Kacsits, the Buckeyes attacked .387 for the set, which was more than enough to overpower another lowly percentage (.094) by the Scarlet Knights.While OSU might be done playing at home in the regular season, it could have at least one more match in St. John Arena.The team will now turn its attention to the postseason as it hopes to host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament by earning a top-16 seed. The Buckeyes will find out their fate when the selection show airs Sunday at 9 p.m.
“I’m working on that one,” said the Duke. “You’ll know soon, you’ll know soon.” When he got married in 2011, a mischievous Prince Harry was in charge of his stag do, a teasing speech and a lively after party which has gone down in Royal wedding history.As the Duke of Cambridge prepares to return the best man favour for his younger brother’s wedding, it is little wonder he has only one thing in mind: sweet revenge.The Duke, who was yesterday announced as the best man for Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle, said he was “thrilled and delighted” at being asked, saying he would be “looking forward” to all of his duties. “Losing our mother at a young age, it’s helped us travel through that difficult patch together. You’re like-minded. You go through similar things, it’s a bond and it’s something you know you’ve tackled together and come out better for it.”Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at Windsor Castle, with the Duke now expected to organise a stag do for his brother, carry the couple’s wedding rings and speak at their reception. On the question of how he had asked the Duke to be his best man, Prince Harry yesterday joked he had “got down on one knee”, clarifying: “He [William] has known for months.”The presence of the Duke, whose attendance saw him leave the Duchess and their three children at home, also gave rise to the question of their four-day-old baby, whose name has not yet been announced. Prince Harry was best man at Prince William’s weddingCredit:Geoff Pugh Prince Harry and Prince WilliamCredit:AFP In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle.”The Duke of Cambridge is honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th.” Saying it “feels great,” he added: “Revenge is sweet.”The brothers made an unexpected appearance together last night at the opening of a sports centre for young people in London, working side-by-side in a touching show of solidarity after news of the Duke’s best man role was confirmed. The decision means the Duke, who is President of the Football Association, will not attend the FA Cup final, which is happening on May 19, the same day as the Windsor Castle wedding.The new father-of-three, whose son was born on Monday, also disclosed he is still “working on” the Prince’s name, promising: “You’ll know soon.” Prince William and Prince Harry play polo in 2002Credit:PA Harry and William in Toronto in 1991Credit:PA Prince Harry went on to tease his brother mercilessly during a none-the-less heartfelt best man’s speech at the wedding reception, allegedly wearing a fez, mimicking the lovestruck conversations between a young Kate and William, and ridiculing his bald spot.Royal men have traditionally had “supporters” by their side at their wedding, with both Prince William and Prince Harry now breaking with the convention to use the more modern term of “best man”. The Palace also shared touching photographs of the brothers growing up, including one taken from the personal photograph album of Diana, Princess of Wales, showing Princes William and Harry dressed up as policemen.The Duke has recently spoken about the lifelong close bond he has enjoyed with his brother, saying at a charity event about male mental health in January: “Our relationship is closer than it’s been because of the situation we’ve been through. Asked how he felt about being asked to be Prince Harry’s best man, the Duke said: “It feels great. [I am] Thrilled and delighted obviously.”Revenge is sweet. I’ll be looking forward to it.”The Duke’s own stag do is reported to have been held on a Devon estate, Hartland Abbey, where he and close friends indulged in drinking, clay pigeon shooting, surfing and games. The Duke and Prince spoke as they arrived together at the Greenhouse Centre, which provides sports coaching and safe social spaces for young people. The Princes making mischief in 2003Credit:PA The brothers went on to play table tennis against one another, in a neat showcase of their friendly rivalry. A young Prince William and Prince Harry in borrowed policemen outfitsCredit:PA Prince Harry and Prince WilliamCredit:ITV Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Prince William helps his little brother Harry in 1987Credit:PA
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #ADRIAN DONOHOE: Detectives investigating the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth last month have appealed for anyone who may have information about a child’s car seat, taken from the car used by assailants to escape to contact them. They are also seeking information regarding a mallet-style hammer found at the murder scene.2. #COILLTE: A report published today has warned that the sale of Coillte harvesting rights would lead to the loss of as many as 2,500 jobs. The Irish Timber Council said the sawmill sector accounts for €2.2 billion of the economy annually and that selling off harvesting rights would see the purchaser export all of the available logs.3.#MISSING: Gardaí in Dublin have asked the public for its assistance in tracing the whereabouts of David O’Reilly, a 48-year-old man missing for the past seven days. The Rathmines resident was last seen in the city centre area at about 8.30am on Tuesday, 19 February.4. #BANK GUARANTEE: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced the ending of the bank guarantee scheme for all new liabilities from midnight on 28 March. The minister stressed that the announcement will not impact the vast majority of bank customers as their deposits are covered by the Deposit Guarantee Scheme. However the end to the scheme will remove €73 billion of contingent liabilities from taxpayers.5. #EGYPT: A hot air balloon caught fire and exploded today over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists. It is believed that the tourists were from Korea, Japan and Britain, as well as one Egyptian.
Poll: Is Dublin City Council right to refuse permission for two gigs?>The documents: Here’s exactly why the Garth Brooks gigs were refused permission>‘Guaranteed’ Garth Brooks tickets are ALREADY selling at inflated prices> AIKEN PROMOTIONS HAS cast doubt on whether the three remaining Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead.It follows Dublin City Council’s refusal to grant a license for two of the five nights at Croke Park.Speaking to RTÉ’s Six One News, Peter Aiken said that he “doesn’t know” if the remaining nights will go ahead, but that he hopes they will.“You never know… I’m talking to [Garth Brooks’ management] all the time, trying to come up with answers” he said, “I told them all along the concerts were going to happen.”“[Garth] has said to met, give me a solution to the 160,00 people,” he said, “he doesn’t want to leave the 160,000 people.”He said the process of booking more concerts had become a “runaway train” after the success of the first two nights.Aiken added that it was going to be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ show, and said it would not be possible to strip down the equipment prepared for the concerts and move it to another venue.Punchestown racecourse has already been offered as an alternative venue, and even Cavan GAA club.Aiken Promotions had publicised and sold out the two cancelled gigs – along with the three that will go ahead on the previous Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Fans affected by the cancellation are said to be considering legal action.Read: Could the Garth gigs be saved? Here are the options…
Monday 3 Apr 2017, 2:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Somaia Halawa http://jrnl.ie/3321683 Share538 Tweet Email 21,082 Views By Sean Murray The doctor recommended further medical assessments and that Mr Halawa be released to facilitate such tests.Flanagan said that the Irish government had made direct appeals on a number of occasions to petition for Halawa’s release and added that Enda Kenny has again written to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the issue.The Minister said that Halawa’s case continued to receive “unprecedented attention and resources in Dublin and Cairo” and that the government would continue their efforts to see Ibrahim returned to Ireland “without delay”.Speaking in the Dáil in recent weeks, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he was “disturbed” by the reports emerging about Halawa’s deteriorating health.He said: “I read a report where he was reported to be confined to a wheelchair… I am disturbed by this, and we want to have verified from an Irish medical point of view what is the condition of Ibrahim Halawa.”Flanagan has previously urged Halawa not to pursue a hunger strike, or any other actions that would be detrimental to his health.Read: ‘You’re trying to shut down discussion’: Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa caseRead: Judge-ordered report into Cairo protest doesn’t name or identify Ibrahim Halawa Apr 3rd 2017, 2:00 PM 98 Comments Image: Somaia Halawa Doctor recommends Ibrahim Halawa be released from prison for ‘further medical assessments’ Enda Kenny has petitioned the President of Egypt again on the case of Ibrahim Halawa. MINISTER FOR FOREIGN Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said that a doctor sent by the government has visited Ibrahim Halawa in prison, and has recommended that the Irish national be released to facilitate further medical tests.Flanagan also said that the Taoiseach has again written to the President of Egpyt on “this complex and sensitive case”.The Irish national has been held without trial since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013. His trial has been delayed over 20 times, most recently in late March.In recent months, reports had emerged of Halawa’s deteriorating health in the Egyptian prison in which he is being held which prompted the Irish government to send a doctor to carry out their own tests on him.Speaking on the matter today, Minister Flanagan said that the health of an individual citizen, as well as the exact details of their medical history and treatment, are “private and confidential”.Flanagan said: “I can confirm that the government arranged for a doctor to visit Ibrahim Halawa in prison last week. Short URL
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the Texas Gulf Coast that includes oil refineries, chemical plants and dangerously flood-prone Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned that the monster system would be “a very major disaster,” and the forecasts drew fearful comparisons to Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest ever to strike the U.S.“We know that we’ve got millions of people who are going to feel the impact of this storm,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman and meteorologist for the National Hurricane Center. “We really pray that people are listening to their emergency managers and get out of harm’s way.”Fueled by warm Gulf of Mexico waters, Harvey grew rapidly, accelerating from a Category 1 early in the morning to a Category 4 by evening. Its transformation from an unnamed storm to a life-threatening behemoth took only 56 hours, an incredibly fast intensification.Landfall was predicted for late Friday or early Saturday near Rockport, a fishing-and-tourist town about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.If it does not lose significant strength, the system will come ashore as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961’s Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record.Aside from the winds of 130 mph (201 kph) and storm surges up to 12 feet (4 meters), Harvey was expected to drop prodigious amounts of rain — up to 3 feet. The resulting flooding, one expert said, could be “the depths of which we’ve never seen.”
New Year’s Eve safety with Chief Nisleit KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in San Digeo, you can rest assured that San Diego Police will be working hard to keep everyone safe!It’s up to each of us to make the right choices to stay safe, too.San Diego Police Chief David Nislet joined us Saturday morning with more. Updated: 3:07 PM Posted: December 29, 2018 December 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Mary P. Forkner was found this afternoon and reunited with her family. Vancouver police are asking the public to help them find a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s Disease who left central Vancouver this morning.Sometime between 6 and 8:45 a.m. today, Mary P. Forkner drove away from the 3500 block of Northeast 102nd Court in central Vancouver near Royal Oaks Country Club. She was driving a green 1997 Ford Explorer with Washington license plates 661XVV. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and gets lost easily, according to the Vancouver Police Department.Forkner is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, about 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She wears glass, and may have left this morning wearing blue stretch pants and a purple University of Portland windbreaker. Anyone who sees Forkner or her vehicle is asked to call 911 with the location.