Mallorca suspends first team training “until further notice”

first_imgFootballers will follow training guidelines ordered by the coaching staff from their respective homes.The vermilion club, likewise, leaves it up to each player the possibility of being interviewed by the media, requests that will be handled by the press department, as it is a “delicate” situation, according to a spokesman.Mallorca had to play this Saturday against FC Barcelona at the Son Moix stadium and next week they were going to visit the Villarreal field, but both games, and all those corresponding to matchdays 28 and 29, have been suspended due to the Covid pandemic- 19. Mallorca announced this Sunday that it is suspending the training of its first team “until further notice”, in order to comply with the recommendations made by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to stop all activity due to the coronavirus crisis.The Balearic club was one of the few members of LaLiga that had maintained its training schedule and, in fact, the players exercised all this week under the command of coach Vicente Moreno.last_img read more

Japanese squads lined up for friendlies vs national team

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs Kia Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PHILIPPINE team hits the ground running #LabanPilipinas #volleyball #Japan— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 18, 2017Several Japanese university teams will test the mettle of the Philippine team which is now on a two-week training camp in Okayama.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’While training for six hours a day with Japan V-League champion Okayama Seagulls, the Nationals will also battle other noted clubs in order to fine tune their game for two major international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Ryokoku University, Osaka Superiors, Osaka University of HSS and Kobe Shinwa University are scheduled to face the Nationals in friendlies over the course of their training camp. The Philippines is hoping to at least land a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and make the quarterfinals of the Asian Women’s Senior Championships in Laguna.The Philippines is also hoping to learn the Japanese brand of play, which is anchored on speed and defense.“Our main objective is to polish our floor defense and blocking as well as our mental preparation,” said Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) marketing and development chair Ramon Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Quarters: 12-15, 41-34, 71-45, 85-73. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade 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 LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jed Mendoza fired 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter with the game already out of reach for JRU, as well as garnering five assists and three rebounds.Tey Teodoro had 12 markers, five dimes, and two assists, while MJ dela Virgen and Ervin Grospe both got 11 in the losing effort.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 85 – Ilagan 21, Calisaan 13, Bulanadi 13, David 10, Calma 9, Gayosa 7, Costelo 5, Navarro 3, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Capobres 0, Valdez 0.JRU 73 – Mendoza 20, Teodoro 12, Dela Virgen 11, Grospe 11, Poutouochi 8, Abdul Razak 6, Sawat 3, Lasquety 2, Bordon 0.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian went on a killer third quarter blaze and drubbed Jose Rizal University, 85-73, to continue moving forward in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament stepladder semifinals Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Engaged in a tight 43-41 affair with 7:16 remaining in the third quarter, the Golden Stags suddenly couldn’t miss from the field as they staged a decisive 28-4 run for a 71-45 lead at the end of the period to diffuse the Heavy Bombers.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “The energy and effort of the guys were really great today, and that was our gameplan because we know that we’re the smaller team. We used our agility, effort, and hustle and that’s what happened in the third quarter. It was all heart and hard work,” said coach Egay Macaraya.RK Ilagan was on fire once again, going 5-of-7 from downtown to lead his side with 21 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Michael Calisaan poured nine of his 13 markers in that killer third frame, on top of his eight boards and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAllyn Bulanadi also added 13 points and six rebounds, while Jason David had 10 markers, seven boards, and three assists in the win.San Sebastian now proceeds to the last stage of the stepladder semis, where it takes on two-seed San Beda in a knockout affair on November 7 for the right to face unbeaten Lyceum in the best-of-three Finals. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Only 41 education welfare officers in 970 public schools

first_imgThere are exactly 41 Education Welfare Officers providing information, advice, guidance and support to the nearly 190,000 children in the 970 public schools across the country.Chief Welfare OfficerGillian VyphuisChief Schools’ Welfare Officer Gillian Vyphius in an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Monday, said that the Welfare Department has been “juggling” to provide its services to students. Among their tasks were working with ‘at-risk’ students, families and community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthen the safety net for these students.Vyphius said to fill the gap, the department has to rely heavily on the “Liaison Welfare Officers… – teachers are identified from different schools to liaise with the Schools Welfare Department to deal with minor incidents that arise in the schools”.Vyphius explained that those teachers with a social work background were asked by the Ministry to function as Liaison Welfare Officers. The Ministry’s “Maintenance of Order and Discipline Manual” is used to train these teachers, and is also used as a guide in carrying out their liaison duties, including sanctioning students.The Department only seeks to step in with the support of the Education Welfare Officers for serious issues such as violent behaviour, including fighting with a weapon, the Chief Schools’ Welfare Officer explained.These teachers have been performing the duties of liaison officers without compensation from the Ministry. Vyphius said that the department planned to seek a stipend for the teachers.The Liaison Welfare Officer programme, however, is not active in all schools, just those in Regions Five, Six and Ten, Vyphius said.The introduction of more Schools’ Welfare Officers And counsellors is among issues that the Government had identified to address in the revamp of the education system.last_img read more

MNG Gold Needs to Do Much More for the People of Bong County’s Kokoyah…

first_imgLast week the Daily Observer published a story titled, “MNG Gold Acknowledges Fault.” This story emanated from Kokoyah District, Bong County where the concerned company is mining gold in that resource endowed but impoverished district. Several local media outlets including foreign outlets have reported on the spillage of hazardous chemicals into creeks and other water sources used by residents of Kokoyah District for drinking cooking and washing mainly.The Daily Observer correspondent in Bong County, Marcus Malayea, in his report carried in the July 18, 2018 edition of this newspaper headlined “Citizens Complain MNG Gold of Chemical Spillage”, reported that the cyanide spillage in creeks last year in that operational area was still affecting local residents who remain mired in chronic poverty despite the fact that such valuable resource is taken from their communities.Earlier on July 12, 2018 the FrontPageAfrica newspaper carried a story headlined “Bong Residents Suffering Aftermath of MNG Gold Cyanide Spillage. Also in January the New Dawn newspaper in its January 4th 2018 edition reported a story on the same situation headlined “Kokoyah Residents Demand compensation from MNG Gold. Earlier in 2017, MMDOC, a Nigeria based publication in its October 5th 2017 edition reported a story headlined, “30 people hospitalized after exposure to chemical spill from MNG Gold reservoir in Bong County”.Up till now, local residents complain that they still taste chemicals in their drinking water and suffer unusual rashes on the skin after bathing. Extensive but critical media coverage on the chemical spillage in Kokoyah District was perhaps the driving factor that led the MNG Gold to respond to public concerns on the matter. Its Environmental Expert, Ms. Meryem Tekol Pelenk acknowledged the error leading to contamination of water sources for the residents of Sayewheh Town and extended an apology.She further clarified in the July 20th 2018 edition of this newspaper that MNG –Gold was in the process of repairing the Tailing Storage Facility from where the cyanide leaked, in order to prevent recurrence of this incident. This newspaper is reliably informed that the MNG Gold, a Turkish owned company bought over the shares of the American Liberian Mining Company, otherwise referred to as AMLIB, a company in which Mr. Carney Johnson, brother of former President Sirleaf was reported to be a major shareholder.AMLIB, according to sources, was registered in an off shore tax haven located in the Channel Islands, a group of islands near the coast of France but administered under British law. In such tax havens the names of shareholders are not disclosed obviously because much of the money it attracts come from illicit sources or are acquired though illicit means. AMLIB is reported to have acquired the concession agreement in 2005, the very year President Sirleaf was sworn into her first term of office.Details surrounding the acquisition of the concession however remain murky which gives rise to strong suspicions that the AMLIB Concession agreement may just be one of those 66 agreements signed into law during President Sirleaf’s tenure of office, all of which were illegal save about two. Under the rubric of these illegal concession agreements signed under President Sirleaf’s watch such as the AMLIB, MNG Gold, ExxonMobil, Aureus Gold concession agreements, foreign companies have continued to fleece the Liberian people of their resources while they wallow in abject poverty.The MNG-Gold, for example, in exchange for a US$55 million investment, is set to recover a total of 480,000 ounces of gold over the life of the agreement. At current market price of 1,229.29 multiplied by 480,000 equals US$587,659,200 (five hundred eighty-seven million, six-hundred fifty-nine thousand two hundred United States dollars). Out of this projected income, the MNG Gold is paying a paltry sum of US$1,000 per month to county authorities as contribution to the County Development Fund.To repair the damage caused by the chemical spillage, the MNG-Gold has underwritten hospitalization costs for some affected individuals and erected a few hand-pump wells to address concerns over the pollution and contamination of drinking water sources. Needless to say, the people of Kokoyah District, Bong County are being short-changed, robbed of their resources for a pittance by powerful foreign companies, some of which have the backing of the World Bank through its affiliate, the International Finance Corporation(IFC).The cases of the Kinjor gold mines in Cape Mount, Hummingbird in Southeastern Liberia are examples of World Bank Group involvement in exploitative schemes that make nonsense of claims that they are here to help assist our development efforts. Since the people of Kokoyah District are poor and powerless in the face of a powerful foreign company, the Government of Liberia should do all it can to ensure the protection of the rights of its people.One sure way to start is to commence a review of all such illegal concession agreements signed under President Sirleaf’s watch. Also the Environmental Protection Agency needs to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the damage caused by dangerous chemical spillage in Kokoyah District. Next the MNG Gold should be compelled to pay reparations to the people of Kokoyah District — not the US$1,000 it has paid to affected individuals.Moreover, the company should be compelled to clean up the environment and restore it to its former state. What a turn around it would be for the people of Kokoyah District were the District to accrue at least even 15 percent of the over US$587 million it stands to gain from the mines in Kokoyah!This should constitute a wake-up call to President George Weah who campaigned relentlessly on a mantra of Change for Hope”. What change can be now bring to bear on the fortunes of Kokoyah District and what Hope can he give or restore for the people of Kokoyah? MNG Gold needs to do more-much more for the people of Kokoyah!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Froome eyes joining legends as five-time Tour champion

first_img0Shares0000Chris Froome will bid to become only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and topple his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – British cyclist Chris Froome will focus on becoming only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and forego defending his Giro d’Italia title Team Sky announced on Tuesday.The 33-year-old Kenyan-born cyclist will aim to dethrone his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas, who will also target the sport’s showpiece event. If successful Froome would join Spaniard Miguel Indurain, French duo Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault — whose overall victory in 1985 is the last time a Frenchman won — and Belgium’s Eddie Merckx as five-time winners.American Lance Armstrong finished first seven times, but was stripped of his victories for doping.The highly-regarded 21-year-old Colombian Egan Bernal will lead Team Sky’s challenge for the Giro and along with Froome and Thomas hope to deliver a fairytale end to British media company Sky’s nine-year backing.Froome, who in 2017 achieved the Tour and Vuelta double, said age had been a factor in what had been a “difficult decision”.“I’ve got some amazing memories from last year, but I think, with the Tour de France as my main objective, it’s probably better that I skip the Giro d’Italia in 2019,” the 33-year-old said in a team statement.“I’m getting to the point in my career now where I’m starting to think about what kind of legacy I want to leave behind and if I am able to win the Tour de France for a fifth time and join that very elite group of bike riders — only four other people have ever done that — it would just be incredible.”Thomas, 32, said he might have focussed on the Giro/Vuelta double had he not been defending his Tour crown.“Having won the Tour, I’ll have the number one on my back and it would be sad not to go back and not to go back at 100 per cent as well,” said Thomas, who will also compete in the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England, in September.Bernal, who showed his promise last year in winning the Tour of California and his home tour, said Italy was like a second home to him.“I lived in Italy for three years, so I have a lot of friends there and I really like the Italian fans.“I know the roads, I really like the Giro, and I want to do a good race there.”Bernal will begin his campaign defending his Tour Colombia title which gets underway in Medellin on February 12 and ends in nearby Alto de las Palmas on February 17. Froome will be riding alongside Bernal.“It will be the first race with Froomey there so we want to do it well!” the Colombian said.The Giro — the first of the year’s three Grand Tours — runs from 11 May to 2 June, and the Tour from 6-28 July.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Amazing Charity event for ‘Wee Jay’ this weekend

first_imgCHARITY: Anybody who follows the famous Glasgow Celtic FC will know all about ‘Wee Jay’! A charity event in his honour will be held this Sunday evening at the stunning Downings Bay Hotel.The Celtic fanatic from Lurgan, Co. Armagh has captured the hearts of all Celtic supporters over the years. Wee Jay Beattie, a regular face at Celtic Park – has Down Syndrome but he has inspired people with his verve and passion for the club.He famously was taken on the pitch at half-time in a SPFL clash at Hamilton and the goal he scored won the Scottish Goal of the Month competition.Not only is he an incredible supporter – he is also a brilliant player! Barry Connor told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted to let readers know of a charity event we are having in the hotel on Sunday at 5pm. “It is a special event involving the famouse band ‘Charlie and the Bhoys’ from Glasgow – and Celtics #1 supporter ‘Wee Jay’ from Lurgan. “Jay has Down Syndrome and is a regular face at Celtic Park. “The gig is in his honour and we will be running a raffle in aid of his charity ‘Downs and Proud’. “Its going to be a great event for a great cause and we hope a big crowd comes out to support Downs and Proud.” Amazing Charity event for ‘Wee Jay’ this weekend was last modified: July 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known sportstars has been rewarded for his contribution to football with a unique testimonial Mark ForkerKevin McHugh has played more than 330 games for Finn Harps in an amazing career. The Killea man will now be rewarded with a unique soccer/GAA testimonial game.The game will feature a Donegal GAA select against a Finn Harps select at Finn Park on Fri, November 23rd.And in the spirit of both codes, one half will be gaelic football and the other half soccer.Half of the money raised will go towards the Donegal GAA team training fund and the rest to McHugh. A large crowd is expected for the game to honour a genuine servant of Donegal sport.“I am delighted and it’s an idea I have had for a while now. It’s going to be a great night and I’m really grateful that both the Donegal GAA team and Finn Harps have got behind the idea,” said the 32 year old.The following night, McHugh will be the guest of honour at his testimonial dinner dance at the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny. SOCCER AND GAA JOIN FORCES TO GIVE SPORTSTAR MCHUGH A UNIQUE TESTIMONIAL GAME was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinn harpsKevin McHughtestimonial gamelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn is to lead a delegation to meet senior Gardai in the county to express concerns over proposed closures of more than 20 garda stations.The proposals were first revealed by 11 days ago. Five days later the Tir Chonaill Tribune named the stations involved.In the Dail today, Deputy MacLochlainn challenged Justice Minister Alan Shatter to ‘come clean’ on the proposed cuts. “I am very concerned that he failed to give a commitment that no Garda station will be closed in Donegal when I twice asked him to do so,” said the Sinn Fein TD.“I will now be meeting with the Chief Supt Terri McGinn this week to put the concerns of communities and community organisations across Donegal directly to her.”You can read Shatter’s response by clicking here:Minister Alan Shatter Garda station closures And how we broke the story here: FEIN TO MEET GARDA OVER STATION CLOSURES was last modified: September 28th, 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:DONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnGarda station closureSinn Feinlast_img read more

Taking holiday spirit to homeless

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The shelter is due to open Friday, just two days before Christmas, and close March 15. It is run each year by the nonprofit Santa Clarita Community Development Corp., spawned years ago by volunteers from a coalition of churches determined to help house the local homeless, which last year numbered close to 80 people. Every year local politicians and residents battle it out over the location of a shelter to shield the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless from the winter chill. “Socks and underwear?” one woman asked Preheim, referring to a potential donation. “If they’re brand new, bring them in,” the boss responded. “Do you need me to go to my office and get the food, the Top Ramen … ?” asked another volunteer. “There’s no rush on that,” Preheim responded. Now in its ninth year, the shelter was located at the city’s Sports Complex, in a building later turned into the Activities Center, then on the grounds of the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in Canyon Country. Under pressure from residents of an apartment complex blocks away, the city sought a new location. When county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich suggested the guarded grounds of the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex in Castaic, that community nixed the plan. “It sucks that they have to pull it out at the last minute every year,” said Daniel Rachi, who, with his brother Laurence, installed the buildings for Orange County-based Quick Deck, which has provided the temporary structures for the past three years. But on Tuesday, the crew that gathered early to caravan from a Valencia church to the shelter site proved the Grinch doesn’t own Santa Clarita. “They don’t have a warm house to wake up in,” said 10-year-old Rachael Tiemann, who folded blankets with friend Amelia Blackwell, also 10. “It makes me sad,” Amelia said. “I wanted to help.” The girls were there with their mothers and siblings. They scrubbed the metal army cots and turned them into beds. Slowly, the quarters became liveable. Preheim’s husband Larry and his sister Teresa Preheim joined the effort. “I look at it this way,” Teresa Preheim said. “There but for the grace of God go I. I can afford to help out. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time this time of year.” Larry Preheim helped truck equipment to the shelter and was his wife’s go-to guy. “She’s in charge. I do what she tells me to do.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Barbara Preheim is a tiny woman – surely no more than 5 feet tall – but she has an enormous heart and an even greater sense of command. When she spoke Tuesday, the 25 or so volunteers, young and old, who gathered to set up Santa Clarita’s winter homeless shelter jumped. Cots were erected, blankets laid out, bottled water was carted in and so on, as the two temporary buildings trucked to a county yard in the heart of the city took shape. “Is this unreal?” Preheim said during a very brief break. “So many people come to help.” last_img read more