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Jackson and Saifiti charged

first_imgSaifiti was cited for a grade one dangerous contact for a tackle on Dragons’ forward Tyson Frizell, but will not miss any matches if he pleads guilty. Jackson was slapped with a grade one dangerous thrown on Tevita Pangai, but will be free to play against the Roosters next week if he takes the early plea.last_img

Freddie Roach ‘happy’ as Manny Pacquiao skips gym training

first_imgManny Pacquiao all smiles during his Thursday training at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsHOLLYWOOD—Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has no qualms about Manny Pacquiao’s decision to skip the gym Friday.In fact, Roach backed up Pacquiao’s move to take the afternoon session off.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Benefits of township living Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He ran really, really hard this morning and I think that was enough for him at this point. Everything is right where we wanted it to be.”Pacquiao, who is eyeing his 62nd win against Kieth Thurman on July 20 in Las Vegas, isn’t getting any younger and rest has been a critical part of his training.Roach is also wary of the possibility of Pacquiao burning out due to overtraining that’s why he’s paying close attention to the eight-division champion’s regimen.“Overtraining. He tends to do that. He does overtrain at times. He likes to work so much,” he said.“He had a really, really good day yesterday. It was a great day because he had days off. He doesn’t realize it but he had a great day yesterday because of those days off.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES “I’m actually happy about that because yesterday’s workout was great and he ran real hard this morning,” Roach said.Pacquiao did eight rounds of sparring, going four rounds each with Jose Roman and Abe Lopez on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe then hit the trail at Griffith Park Friday morning.Coach Freddie Roach “happy” that Manny Pacquiao decided to skip gym training today after “running hard” earlier in the day. Rest also a key part of preparation especially with Thurman fight just 8 days away.— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) July 12, 2019“Like I said, we’re in a four-five day schedule lately and it’s been working really well. Tomorrow (Saturday) I expect him to look great in sparring. Sparring days to me are more important than mitt days at this point and I think he’ll look good tomorrow,” said Roach.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Keith Thurman: ‘I’m young, I definitely want to do more’ MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to stationlast_img read more

Hart warns City of Burnley threat

first_imgManuel Pellegrini’s side beat Leicester 2-0 in their last outing on March 4, but were made to work hard by the lowly Foxes before James Milner scored in the 89th minute to seal the points.“Last week, we played Leicester, who are bottom of the league and had to fight for a 2-0 – it will be the same at Burnley,” City goalkeeper Hart said.“That is just how it is in the Premier League, and as soon as you let that get to you, it will crush you.”The champions’ missed opportunities have been exploited by Chelsea, who lead the league by five points, having played one game fewer.Pellegrini is expected to have a full-strength squad to choose from, but the Chilean will be mindful of keeping his stars fresh for City’s Champions League last 16 second leg in Barcelona on Wednesday.City trail 2-1 from the first leg and David Silva, who was named City’s player of the month for February, is likely to play a key role in shaping the club’s hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals.– Among the best –Team-mate Frank Lampard believes the Spaniard has the quality to grace any team.“I’ve been fortunate enough to play alongside players like Gianfranco Zola, Arjen Robben and Eden Hazard among others and he’s completely up there with the best,” said former Chelsea midfielder Lampard.“From the moment I arrived and started training with him in pre-season I could better appreciate his weight of pass, movement, and his touch and he could play in any team in the world.“It’s been a pleasure to play and train alongside him or even just to watch him. The way he holds himself, too, impresses me because he’s one of the most humble top players I’ve ever come across – that’s something I love because it’s refreshing to see.“To be at the top of your game, have all the medals he has and do what he does week in, week out and yet it’s still like he’s just coming in, doing his day job and going home.”The last time Burnley were in the Premier League, in 2009-10, they also drew at Eastlands.But they were swamped 6-1 in the reverse meeting, conceding three goals in the opening seven minutes, as they headed for relegation.The Lancashire club are in the bottom three again and, after failing to win in seven league games, manager Dyche is aware of the scale of the task facing his side.“We know the power of these clubs. There’s lots been made of the spending power but you’ve still got to spend it wisely and I think they have,” he said.“They have got some fantastic players. We experienced that once before and gave a good performance and I think overall on the day deserved a point.“But we know that doesn’t guarantee anything this time. They are a highly motivated group of players, still in the hunt for the league with a very experienced and fantastic manager. So obviously it’s a big challenge once again.”Burnley have signed Norwegian international midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad, 22, as a free agent on a three-year deal, but the former Aalesunds FK player is not yet considered ready for first-team contention.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, March 13- Joe Hart has warned Manchester City to learn the lessons of their past encounters with struggling Premier League clubs as they prepare to face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.City surrendered a 2-0 advantage to draw 2-2 with Sean Dyche’s team on December 28 and have also dropped points against QPR, Everton and Hull, all of whom are in the bottom seven in the table.last_img read more

Terror spy bill survives Senate, loses in House

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Senate, in a high-stakes showdown over national security, voted late Friday to temporarily give President George W. Bush expanded authority to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists without court warrants. The House, meanwhile, rejected a Democratic version of the bill. Democratic leaders there were working on a plan to bring up the Senate-passed measure and vote on it today in response to Bush’s demand that Congress give him expanded powers before leaving for vacation this weekend. The White House applauded the Senate vote and urged the House to quickly follow suit. The bill “will give our intelligence professionals the essential tools they need to protect our nation,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. “It is urgent that this legislation become law as quickly as possible.” Senate Democrats reluctantly voted for a plan largely crafted by the White House after Bush promised to veto a stricter proposal that would have required a court review to begin within 10 days. California’s Democrat senators Dianne Feinstein voted yes while Barbara Boxer did not vote. The Senate bill gives Bush the expanded eavesdropping authority for six months. The temporary powers give Congress time to hammer out a more comprehensive plan instead of rushing approval for a permanent bill in the waning hours before lawmakers begin their monthlong break. The Senate vote was 60-28. Both parties had agreed to require 60 votes for passage. Senate Republicans, aided by Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell, said the update to the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, would at least temporarily close gaps in the nation’s security system. “Al-Qaida is not going on vacation this month,” said Sen. Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “And we can’t either until we know we’ve done our duty to the American people.” In the House, Democrats lost an effort to push a proposal that called for stricter court oversight of the way the government would ensure its spying would not target Americans. “The rule of law is still critical in this country,” Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., said before the losing the mostly party-line 218-207 vote that fell short of two-thirds majority needed for passage. “It is exactly when the government thinks that it can be the sole, fair arbiter that we most need a judicial system to stand in and strike the balance.” “We can have security and our civil liberties,” Tierney said. Current law requires court review of government surveillance of suspected terrorists in the United States. It does not specifically address the government’s ability to intercept messages believed to come from foreigners overseas. The Bush administration began pressing for changes to the law after a recent ruling by the special FISA court that barred the government from eavesdropping on foreign suspects whose messages were being routed through U.S. communications carriers, including Internet sites. Democrats agreed the law should not restrict U.S. spies from tapping in on foreign suspects. However, they initially demanded the FISA court to review the eavesdropping process before it begins to make sure that Americans aren’t targeted. By the final vote, Senate Democrats had whittled down that demand and approved a bill that largely mirrored what the Bush administration wanted. It requires: Initial approval by Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The administration relented to Democrats leery of Gonzales by adding McConnell to the oversight. FISA Court review within 120 days. The final Democratic plan had called for court review to begin immediately and conclude within a month of the surveillance starting The law to expire in six months to give Congress time to craft a more comprehensive plan. The White House initially wanted the bill to be permanent.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Serrano, Rounds enjoy victory in Santa Fe Springs

first_imgSpecial Section: Get the latest elections news and vote tallies NORWALK – Mayor Joe Serrano was re-elected to a four-year term in Tuesday’s Santa Fe Springs City Council election. He will be joined by newcomer Bill Rounds. Serrano and Rounds, both 57, defeated Michael Madrigal, 50; Annette Rodriguez, 43; Francis Carbajal, 40; Jane McEntee; and former Councilman Jim Burton, 65. Serrano received 1,011 votes or 29 percent; Rounds, 982 votes or 28 percent; Madrigal, 859 votes or 24 percent; Burton, 255 votes or 7 percent; Carbajal, 175 votes or 5 percent; Rodriguez, 171 votes or 5 percent and McEntee, 92 votes or 3 percent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre During the campaign, all six said bringing in more tax revenue through retail shops and restaurants was a top priority for the new City Council. The revenue would help cover the costs of maintaining and enhancing youth and senior programs. All but Burton and Rounds opposed any new chemical companies establishing themselves in the city. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Minister urged to sort late payments for hundreds of Donegal farmers

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has again called on the Minister for Agriculture to intervene and resolve the serious delays in payments under the GLAS agri-environmental scheme to hundreds of farmers in Donegal.Senator Mac Lochlainn, who serves on the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee raised the crisis in the Seanad again and confirmed that senior officials in the Department of Agriculture will be brought before the committee next week to answer for the delays.He said that more than 9,000 farmers are affected. “These farmers have been waiting since last October for the payments that they are entitled to. They have honoured their side of the deal in terms of complying with the environmental management criteria of the scheme and it is long past time for the Department of Agriculture to honour their side.“Around 9,000 farmers across the State, hundreds of them in Donegal, have not received their payments owed. The average amount owed is €4,000. This is a serious amount of money for small farmers already struggling to stay on the land. Over recent years, a Charter of Rights has been agreed between farmers and the Department of Agriculture. These delays in payments have broken the spirit and intent of that charter”.“I am again calling on Minister Creed to intervene and sort this mess out. And when this is finally sorted out, the lessons have to be learned and assurances given to farmers that this will not happen again”.Minister urged to sort late payments for hundreds of Donegal farmers was last modified: February 1st, 2017 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:garmersGLAS paymentlast_img read more

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to Open Three Bridges Bar & Grill, Barcelona Lounge, and Dahlia Lounge This Summer

first_imgDessert items will include warm churros with Espelette pepper sugar and chocolate sauce or a vanilla custard Mickey tart with compressed pineapple and tropical sorbet.©Disney Share This!With the official opening of Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort creeping towards us with its July 9 opening date, you knew there would be some additional dining options added!In the center of the lake, Guests will find the table service restaurant, Three Bridges Bar & Grill. There will be great sharable plates available  like Curry-Lentil Hummus, Szechuan Peppercorn Wings, and Stuffed Mushrooms. Moving on to entrees, the menu includes the Villa del Lago Salad with arugula, frisée, warm Yukon potatoes, white beans, and asparagus tossed in a bright sherry vinaigrette; Braised Pork Tacos, Grilled Skirt Steak; Harissa Lamb Chops; Crispy Chicken Sliders; and the Three Bridges Signature Burger which comes with crispy potato, Manchego cheese, roasted garlic-lemon aïoli, arugula and tomato.©Disney For beverages, there will be signature house-made sangrias, craft beers from around the world, and a variety of wine styles from Spain and California.The next dining offering Guests can stop at the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the Dahlia Lounge. This lounge will be located next to the signature restaurant, Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood. This rooftop lounge will feature whimsical forms, colors, unique lights, and unique beverages and dishes. There will be an array of wines hand-selected by one of the resident master sommeliers, including Spanish cavas. Cocktails will be hand-crafted by talented mixologists.©DisneyThe menu itself will include tapas and plates. Tapas options include Chilled Marinated Mussels ‘Escabèche’; Olive Oil-poached Tuna with Lemon, Valdeón Blue Cheese; or Traditional Tortilla Española’ Spanish Potato Omelet. Plates include Savory Churros; Roasted Beets; Head on Prawns; Espelette-dusted Marcona Almonds and more.©DisneyThe lower lobby will feature the Barcelona Lounge, which features colors inspired by Barcelona, Spain. In the morning, this lounge will offer a European coffee experience as well as Spanish and classic American pastries and breakfast items. There will also be healthy breakfast items like a blueberry-lavender honey yogurt with flaxseed granola and fresh-squeezed orange juice.Guests will be able to enjoy a coffee throughout the day, but in the afternoon, the lounge will turn into an artisanal cocktail bar featuring a variety of tonics and an international gin collection which includes a house-crafted signature Gran Destino Gin Tonic infused with orange saffron. There will also be a premium sampling of select wines, as well as Spanish and American craft beers. Small plates will also be featured here including Spanish charcutería and artisanal cheeses, Lentil Hummus ‘Aceitunas’ Marinated Olives and more.These three dining locations will open in July at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort’s Gran Destino Tower. Which do you want to try first?last_img read more

Sasol boost for women in mining

first_img11 October 2010 “It is also an important step for Wiphold, as it has always been part of our strategy to be operationally involved in mining.” The transaction forms part of the company’s empowerment strategy and its commitment to comply with the objectives of South Africa’s Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and the Mining Charter. Black woman owned and operated firm The later comprises approximately 5 000 rural and peri-urban black women who have not previously participated in BEE transactions. The women are drawn from the Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, where Sasol Mining has operations and coal reserves. Mining Women Investments was formed following a series of Wiphold workshops with women in the three provinces. “The closing of the Ixia Coal transaction is a key milestone in achieving Sasol’s transformation objective,” Sasol Mining MD Hermann Wenhold said in a statement this week. “We set out to create one the country’s first black women owned and operated mining companies.” Sasol Mining Holdings and WIPCoal Investments have also entered into a memorandum of understanding that outlines the plan to turn Ixia Coal into an operational company, and are currently in the process of identifying a suitable mining asset to be acquired by Ixia Coal. The transaction is structured in a manner that provides for dividend payments to the shareholders from day one, which means that the shareholders of WIPCoal Investments receive cash dividends from the first year of the investment. Dividend payments ‘from day one’center_img In terms of the transaction, Ixia Coal Funding, a subsidiary of Ixia Coal, has acquired a 20% shareholding in Sasol Mining. The transaction value is R1.845-billion and is financed through equity and a combination of third party and Sasol funding. The debt will be repaid from future dividends by Sasol Mining. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Sasol Mining Holdings has a 49% shareholding in Ixia Coal and has committed itself to establish Ixia Coal as a black women controlled operational mining company with operating capacity, operating assets and growth opportunities. South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has sold a 20% stake in its mining subsidiary to Ixia Coal, a new mining firm that benefits women, as part of a black economic empowerment (BEE) deal worth about R1.8-billion. Mojela said the deal represented “a significant moment in the drive to truly transform mining in South Africa. Ixia Coal will be 51% owned by WIPCoal Investments, the shareholders of which include Wiphold (Women’s Investment Portfolio Holdings) and a new entrant created by Wiphold, called Mining Women Investments. Wiphold CEO Louisa Mojela said that apart from having woman just as shareholders in Ixia Coal, the company would actively seek opportunities for them to participate in employment, procurement and enterprise development opportunities that result from the new mining company’s operations.last_img read more

Promoting women’s voices on HIV/Aids

first_img1 June 2012 Eight of South Africa’s media houses have teamed up with the International Women’s Media Fund (IWMF) to improve their coverage of issues around HIV/Aids, the Washington-based organisation announced last week. This will be achieved through the organisation’s HIV/Aids investigative reporting fellowship, which was established in South Africa in 2011 to fill the gap in reporting about HIV/Aids. The programme is supported by the MAC Aids Fund. “HIV/Aids has had a devastating impact in South Africa, with more than 500 000 new infections each year and 1.2-million children orphaned as a result of Aids,” the IWMF’s Nadine Hoffman said in a statement. “Yet mainstream media coverage of the epidemic has been characterised by a lack of urgency, failure to examine the reasons behind stigma and denial, and inadequate engagement with people living with the disease,” she said. Women, in particular, are excluded from the discourse even though they are disproportionately affected by the disease. The second batch of journalists participating in the fellowship represent some of South Africa’s biggest media houses and come from various backgrounds, including print and broadcast. “Selected fellows will receive advanced training and coaching to produce innovative, high-quality investigative reporting on the complex, under-reported issues surrounding HIV/Aids, reflecting women’s voices and concerns,” Hoffman said. “Each will produce three to four investigations for their news organisations as part of the IWMF programme.” Zeenat Abdool, SABC radio Channel AfricaTanja Bencun, SABC Digital NewsBianca Capazorio, Weekend ArgusEuline Fillis, SABC’s FOKUSMukelwa Hlatshwayo, eTVSibongile Mashaba, SowetanSipho Masombuka, The TimesIna Skosana, The New AgeBibi-Aisha Wadvalla, SciDevNomsa Zwane, Alex FM The 10 journalists taking part in the 2012 fellowship are:center_img These journalists will be following in the footsteps of the 2011 fellows, who produced over 30 investigative pieces covering issues such as HIV/Aids in the military, the spread of the diseases through rape in prisons, HIV among sex workers and the role of medical male circumcision in preventing the disease. This fellowship is only one that the IWMF runs. The IWMF was founded in 1990 as a non- profit organisation to strengthen the position and role of women in news media around the world. It has a network of both men and women working in the news media in over 130 countries and has conducted successful programmes in 25 countries. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The Great Debates: Meta Search

first_imgrichard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One of the new features on AltSearchEngines, the R/WW Network blog edited by Charles Knight, is The Great Debates. Every Tuesday night at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, ASE hosts a discussion between various alternative search engines. Their first debate was on Continuous Search and featured Swamii, Searchbots, and The second debate was on Meta Search and included CrossEngine, GoshMe, and Srchr.In the Meta Search debate, the first question was: What is a Meta Search Engine? And why should someone use a Meta search engine, instead of one of the major search engines like Google, Yahoo!, or MSN? Matt from Srchr responded: “think wisdom of crowds: more results from a diverse set of independent sources aggregated in the right way will yield the best answer.” GoshMe‘s Rafael Costa said “meta-searching follows the wise practice of using more then one single source. CrossEngine‘s Juan Sosa had a slightly different twist, noting that “in specific fields such as Video and Images, people [are] uploading their clips or pictures to different services (not only Youtube or Flickr)” and that “directly querying these different providers is the only way (as of now) to discover unique multimedia content.”It’s true that Meta search engines can aggregate more content (horizontally) and also more specialized content sources (vertically – such as video across a range of video platforms like YouTube, Metacafe, etc). But on the other hand, they need to be up to the task of filtering all this extra content – e.g. presenting the results with a suitable UI and having the ability to weed out duplicates. Check out AltSearchEngines for more on this topic. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#search#web Related Posts last_img read more