“Disappointed and very, very frustrated.” That was how former World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley described her feelings following the postponement of her return fight with Fatuma Zarika, which was scheduled to take place in Houston,Texas, on Saturday night.When she put her title on the line last October 1, in Flint, Michigan, there was a return-fight clause in place if she lost. She did lose by split decision, and after several weeks of negotiation, it was agreed the return fight would have taken place last night.Ashley told The Gleaner that she took the fight so seriously that she left cold New York, where she lives, for the warmth of Florida in early January and trained hard for a month.”A few weeks ago, I heard various stories which suggested that there could possibly be a postponement, but I hoped that this would not happen. It did, however, and what I am told is that Fatuma, who is from Kenya, is having visa problems trying to get back to the USA, so this has forced a postponement,” Ashley said. “I worked so hard and, believe me, I was ready.”Ashley said that she had a really good camp and was in much better condition now, than she was in October.”It would have been a great fight,” she added. “I want back my title and I hope that my promoter can get a new date soon.”
Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady and Derek Barnett recovered, setting up rookie Jake Elliot’s 46-yard field goal for an 8-point lead.Brady got his team to midfield, but his desperation pass fell to the ground in the end zone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe underdog Eagles (16-3), even injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz, came bolting off the sideline in ecstasy while Brady sat on the ground, disconsolate.“For us, it was all about one stop we had to make. We went out here and made that one stop,” Graham said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season to the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960.“If there’s a word (it’s) called everything,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “That’s what it means to Eagles fans everywhere. And for Eagles fans everywhere, this is for them.”Super Bowl MVP Foles orchestrated the victory with the kind of drive NFL MVP Brady, a five-time champion, is known for. The drive covered 14 plays, including a fourth-down conversion.“I felt calm. I mean, we have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff,” Foles said. “We felt confident coming in, and we just went out there and played football.”The Eagles had to survive a video replay because ball pop into the air as Ertz crossed the goal line.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track San Miguel reclaims lead Philly didn’t flinch, answering with a precise 75-yard march and three more third-down conversions; the Eagles were 10 for 16. The last was on Foles’ perfect pass to Clement over double coverage. The rookie’s reception was upheld by review, and the Eagles were back on top by 10.Brady shrugged and, getting steadfast protection, went over 400 yards passing on the next TD drive. Chris Hogan scored from the 26 as he turned around safety Rodney McLeod.When all the Eagles could manage was Elliott’s 42-yarder for a 32-26 lead, it seemed inevitable the Patriots would go in front, then become the first repeat Super Bowl winner since they did it in the 2004 and ’05 games.Foles, Ertz, and — at last — a revitalized defense said otherwise.The weird image of Brady ambling downfield on a pass pattern came three plays after New England lost receiver Brandin Cooks to a concussion on a vicious but clean hit by Malcolm Jenkins in the second quarter. Amendola’s pass required an over-the-shoulder grab and the ball fell off Brady’s outstretched hands.When he got back to what he has done better than anyone in Super Bowls, Brady led a 90-yard drive following an equally strange play. Alshon Jeffery nearly made a spectacular attempt near the Patriots’ goal line, only to juggle the ball into the air while off-balance. Duron Harmon picked it off at the 10. Moments later, Brady was connecting with Chris Hogan for 42 yards.James White broke several tackles with a brilliant 26-yard run and it was 15-12. That gave White seven touchdowns in his past three postseason games, including the overtime winner last year.But the Eagles still had 2:04 left in the half — and some more magic in their bag.A short third-down throw to rookie Corey Clement on a circle route turned into a 55-yard explosion down to the Patriots 8. Philly got to the 1 and on fourth down, it was Foles’ turn to morph into a receiver.He did better than Brady. On fourth down, Clement took a direct snap, pitched to tight end Trey Burton, and the former Florida QB hit an uncovered Foles. The Eagles were up 22-12 at halftime, the most points New England has allowed in the opening half of a Super Bowl under Belichick. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS — The Philadelphia Eagles’ flight from last to first ended up with a Lombardi Trophy.In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady of the favored New England Patriots, the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go Sunday night. Then a defense that had been shredded throughout the second half made two final stands to win 41-33.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “If they would have overturned that, I don’t know what would have happened to the city of Philadelphia,” Ertz said. “But I’m so glad they didn’t overturn it.”The touchdown stood — and so did thousands of green-clad Eagles fans who weren’t going to mind the frigid conditions outside US Bank Stadium once they headed out to celebrate. But not before a rousing rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” reverberated throughout the stands once the trophy was presented to Lurie. Later, fans danced along with the “Gonna Fly Now,” the theme from “Rocky,” the city’s best-known fictional underdog.The Patriots (15-4) seemed ready to take their sixth championship with Brady and coach Bill Belichick in eight Super Bowls. Brady threw for a game-record 505 yards and three TDs, hitting Rob Gronkowski for 4 yards before Stephen Gostkowski’s extra point gave New England its first lead, 33-32.Then Foles made them forget Wentz — and least for now — with the gutsiest drive of his life, including a fourth-down conversion to Ertz at midfield.Foles has been something of a journeyman in his six pro seasons, but he has been spectacular in four career playoff games. He finished 28 of 43 for 373 yards and three TDs.The combined 1,151 yards were the most in any modern NFL game, and Brady’s 505 were the most in any playoff contest. The 40-year-old master finished 28 of 48 and picked apart the Eagles until the final two series.It was such a wild game that Foles caught a touchdown pass, and Brady was on the opposite end of a Danny Amendola throw that went off his fingertips.Eagles coach Doug Pederson brought home the championship in his second year in charge. Belichick is 5-3 in Super Bowls and his teams have only a plus-4 overall margin in those games.So this one was in keeping with that trend: breathtaking and even a bit bizarre.Brady and the Patriots looked more like five-time champions by opening the second half with a 75-yard touchdown drive. Gronkowski was unstoppable, grabbing four passes for 69 yards, including the 5-yard score. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Each team started with 67-yard drives to field goals — New England had never scored a first-quarter point with Brady in a Super Bowl.Each kicker later faltered, with Elliott missing the extra point, his fifth failed PAT this season, after Jeffery’s 34-yard touchdown. Then Gostkowski hit the left upright with a 26-yard field goal after holder Ryan Allen mishandled the snap. Gostkowski also missed an extra point.When LeGarrette Blount, who won the title last season with the Patriots, scored on a 21-yard burst, Pederson went for 2, but the pass failed, making it 15-3.The Eagles and Pederson brushed it off and stayed with their usual aggressive approach. Breathtakingly, it eventually paid off.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Not surprisingly, the Ebola Virus’ massive stigmatization and its instilment of fear among Liberians have caused a very poor start of political campaign activities nationwide.Mixed reactions from the greater Liberian society have also revealed that the pending democratic process may not be transparent and credible.But the staff of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has given assurances that the democratic process will indeed be credible and transparent nationwide.The Daily Observer has gathered reports from some of the political subdivisions of the country indicating strong evidence of voter apathy amongst Liberians.Many prominent and ordinary Liberians in recent times have had fierce exchanges of political views and comments on several key issues with massive disagreements among citizens.Ironically, international medical agencies and donor partners have not issued any formal or official statement declaring that Liberia is Ebola free despite a significant decline in the spread of the disease in the country.In separate encounters with a broad spectrum of Liberians, comments of disagreement and agreement have been neck and neck, with no outright winner at the helm of the political debate.Political commentator Joe Mason Browne, 45, of Coca-Cola Factory in Paynesville said the electoral process will not produce the desired results owing to Ebola virus stigma and fear.Economic commentator William K. Baysahwala, 63, noted that the ongoing electoral process in Liberia will produce some tangible political results in order to avoid a constitutional crisis for the Liberian Government.Mrs. Mary B. Sackie, 48, said the current political dispensation in Liberia is a litmus test to the embryonic democracy instituted some 14 years years ago.“I think I can say yes to holding the elections now, to avoid a constitutional crisis. But I also know there is a problem because the Ebola virus is still spreading and killing our people in our country,” Mrs. Sackie asserted.Mr. Morris Y. Fahnbuttu, 55, a former Secondary School history and geography instructor, said the timing of the current electoral process is unrealistic and counterproductive and will not produce any genuine political results.Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman Harris, 50, social and political commentator of Central Monrovia said an effective electoral process cannot be held in a volatile environment and in a deadly stressed country such as Liberia.“My dear brother, the current Ebola virus spread in our country has overwhelmed us and the entire nation,” Mrs. Harris asserted.Political scientist John B. Williams, Sr. said political interaction should be carried out in an enabling environment free of stigma, fear and suspicion at every level in any society such as Liberia’s, following 14 years of democracy.“Our current timing of the election process in our country is, from all indications, indeed counterproductive and unrealistic” Mr. Williams asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Advertisement – His Honor Benedict W. Holt Resident Circuit Judge 2nd Judicial Circuit Grand Bassa County Barely a month and a few days following the deaths of Cllr. Theophilus C. Gould and Civil Law Court ‘B’ Judge Johannes Zlahn, another judge has died.Like his two colleagues who predeceased him, Judge Holt died at the SOS Clinic – on Saturday, May 20, according to a staff of the judiciary who pleaded for anonymity.Judge Holt was the Resident Judge assigned at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County.Circumstances surrounding Holt’s death remain a mystery.Until the news of his death, Holt participated in the just ended three-day judicial retreat that was held in Gbarnga, Bong County.“Judge Holt had been battling serious typhoid, but decided to attend the retreat though he was undergoing medical treatment,” the source sadly explained.“He was seen with a typhoid drip on his hand while attending the retreat,” one of the judges recalled.Judge Holt was vocal on the passage of the Land Rights Act that is languishing at the Legislature.In November 2014, while delivering his charge at the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Maryland County, Judge Holt said the Liberian civil war had given rise to increased number of land cases, which are creating setbacks to peace and socioeconomic stability.He warned those who want to buy land to be careful as they could be guilty of third degree felony by knowingly purchasing land from people who are not the proper owners.Holt was among several judges nominated in 2005 by Charles Gyude Bryant, then chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia.He was later confirmed by the then National Transitional Legislative Assembly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Othman Ayed Hamdan will have to wait until the end of month to learn if he’ll be granted bail.Judge Richard Blaskovits reserved his decision until Fri., July 31 following a two and half hour bail hearing for Hamdan in Fort St. John this afternoon.The 33-year-old is facing six counts of counseling to commit murder and assault causing bodily harm on behalf of a terrorist group for posts he’ss alleged to have made on social media between September 2014 and July of this year.- Advertisement -He appeared in court today wearing a faded black shirt with his sleeves rolled up, and carrying a small book. For the most part, Hamdan sat leaning back in his chair as he listened to federal Crown prosecutor Todd Gerhart outline the government’s case against him.A publication ban has been ordered on evidence and information provided in today’s hearing.At several points during Gerhart’s submissions, Hamdan appeared stirred by some of the claims being made, at one point requesting a pen and piece of paper from his lawyer Bryan Fitzpatrick and furiously scribbled away.Advertisement Following the hearing, Gerhart said it’s difficult for prosecutors to predict how much time a judge will need to consider a bail decision.“They’ll hear the case and make a decision in the time they need based on the facts of the case and the law surrounding the issues,” Gerhart said.Hamdan was arrested on July 10 and remains in custody.
Monreal, 33, returns to the Spanish League six years after leaving Malaga for Arsenal in 2013.The veteran, who can also play centre-back, brings “experience, character and performance” to a young squad, said Real Sociedad.Monreal made 251 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 10 goals. He won three FA Cups and helped the Gunners to reach the final of last season’s Europa League.“We would like to thank Nacho for his contribution,” said the Premier League club in a brief statement on their website.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nacho Monreal has left Arsenal after six seasons to return to Spain with Real Sociedad © AFP / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, Aug 31 – Nacho Monreal has left Arsenal for Real Sociedad, the clubs announced on Saturday.The left back, a Spanish international, has signed until the end of next season, the San Sebastian club added.
COMMUNITY Alert: Farmers are being warned today that thieves are operating in the county this weekend – stealing farm equipment and vehicles.It follows the theft of a tractor worth €35,000 in Ramelton overnight.It is a Blue Fiat Newholland 110-90 limited edition. The tractor has stickers so will be easily noticed.The registration number is 04 DL 678.Gardai are currently viewing CCTV in a bid to find the valuable tractor.Call Gardaí immediately if you see it or contact the owner directly on 086 7396059 with any information. COMMUNITY ALERT: FARMERS WARNED AFTER TRACTOR STOLEN was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:community alertRamelton
Lifford woman Katie Anderson spoke to Donegal Daily about how Youthreach helped her reach her full potential and has set her on the right track towards her dream career.A busy woman, Katie (20) is currently working very hard towards completing her final topics in her Level 4 QQI, as well as volunteering at Donegal Donkey Sanctuary.Leaving school at 16, Katie studied Travel and Tourism in the Northwest Regional College, but after beginning the course she realised it wasn’t for her. “Once I had finished my GCSEs I was indecisive whether to continue on with my A-Levels or to go to North West Regional College, in the end I decided that the NWRC was the best choice for me due to the use of coursework instead of exams.”After seeing Youthreach advertised on social media and conducting some research, Katie enrolled – and hasn’t looked back since.“I thought it seemed like a unique and fun way to get an education.” “In my class there are currently 6 other learners studying their Level 4 QQI. There are also learners studying their Level 3 QQI and a class for Transition learners. In the centre, we have a mixture of practical and written subjects. Practical things such as Art and Dress Making down to our written work in the likes of Maths and Communications.”Donegal ETB’s Youthreach programme provides Level 2, 3 and 4 education, training and work experience programmes to help young people between the ages of 16 and 20 to progress to employment or college.Youthreach tutors employ a balanced programme of education, training and personal development whilst teaching.“In the centre we have a total of 6 tutors. Each tutor has a different personality which makes them unique but one thing that makes them all similar is that in a time of need they would be right by your side. Our tutors don’t only teach us subjects, they also teach us how to better ourselves.“Since I started Youthreach I have changed as a person, I find myself to be much more confident and approachable, I will be forever thankful to the learners and staff at Youthreach for this.“We have a team working class once a week. When I first started Youthreach I was quite nervous to approach others but a year on and I could talk to anybody. Last year we held a Bake Sale in aid of Donegal Hospice. This required an awful lot of time, effort and preparation but it was worth it. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on the day, including me. Working with my classmates has now become second nature to me. “I love Art and Dress Making the most but I also like Communications, which is like studying English.”As part of her course Katie has also gotten hands-on work experience – and due to this, has decided that either nursing or perhaps criminology are her callings.“In July 2016 I went to Donegal Donkey Sanctuary. I loved it so much up there that I frequently go back. I also did work experience in Dano’s Pet Shop in Strabane, Co. Tyrone. This was such an amazing and informative experience, I absolutely adored getting hands-on with all the animals!”After completing work experience at LUH, now feels surer than ever about studying nursing with the future goal of specialising in criminology. “In February 2017 I did my work experience in Letterkenny University Hospital. This was so interesting and fun. I had such a good time there and found that I would like to work in that sector in the future.“My work experience is definitely a benefit to my career prospects. I was indecisive whether I wanted to study nursing to become a criminologist or a veterinary nurse. After two placements being with animals and one being in the hospital, I feel that nursing is for me. I have grown to love animals even more than I did before though.”Katie says that although there aren’t any particular challenges she has encountered in the programme, but when she struggles with mathematics, her tutor takes her through the problems and ensures she is up to speed.“I have had a bit of trouble with my maths as it is definitely my weakest subject. My maths teacher is always there to help in a time of need, she has made me feel more confident during my Maths classes.”The use of continuous assessment means that 100% of grades aren’t based off examinations, which takes the pressure off of learners.“The programme is accessed through continuous intake, which means learners can join the programme at any stage throughout the year. Most of our work throughout the year is assessment based. In maths, we have two exams and in Information Technology we also have two exams. I feel much more comfortable doing it this way compared to the dreaded walk into the exam hall in school.“Because of Youthreach, I will have gained a qualification I never had before, my Level 4 QQI and will be able to go on and do courses that I wouldn’t have been able to do before.“I have obtained my certificate in First Aid which I am extremely proud of. I have also made some art pieces that I am super proud of also.”Since beginning the programme, Katie says that countless opportunities have come her way – both career-wise and recreational!“The Youthreach programme has given me tonnes of opportunities. Everything from gaining intelligence to zip lining 40 foot over a forest. We have done art competitions and given the chance to meet people from other centres. Youthreach has given me the opportunity to go out on work experience in places that I am interested in working in the future. This has given me the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge along the way that will stick with me forever.“The allowance is very helpful, especially as I have just recently moved out with my partner so I am able to pay my rent and bills with this allowance. It also gives you a sense of freedom as you don’t have to keep asking your parents for money.”After completion, Katie will begin her path towards fulfilling her dream job.“My dream job in the future is to become either a nurse or a criminologist. To achieve this I am going to study nursing by doing a 2-year course when I am finished Youthreach this will then help me to get to university and to get into the area that I want to study.”About YouthreachYouthreach offers young people a wide range of learning and training opportunities. A range of national QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) qualifications are provided including Level 2 General Learning, Level 3 Employability Skills and Level 4 General Learning.Subjects, varying from centre to centre, include art and craft, catering, computers, childcare, hairdressing, health and fitness, literacy, numeracy, office skills, outdoor pursuits, personal development, woodcraft and many more.Work experience is also an important part of the Youthreach programme. Other qualifications include basic food hygiene, ECDL, First Aid and Gaisce Awards.Centres also provide an extensive health promotion programme covering areas such as positive mental health, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, road safety, citizenship and money management.Fun is also an important part of Youthreach and regular trips and events such as an annual county-wide table quiz, MasterChef, pool, bowling and football competitions also take place throughout the year.For more information you can follow this link: http://www.donegaletb.ie/schools-youth-services/youthreach/.You can also call the Youthreach Centres on the following numbers:Ballyshannon (Antoinette) – 071 98 51286Buncrana/Glengad (Jayne) – 074 93 62466Gortahork (Ciaran) – 074 91 35218Letterkenny (Gillian) – 074 91 22585Lifford (Aidan) – 074 91 42114Youthreach is co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.Katie Anderson: “Youthreach is a unique and fun way to get an education” was last modified: April 19th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 ETBkatie andersonLifford
From Environmental Building NewsThe International Living Buildings Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council have overhauled the Living Building Challenge (LBC), releasing version 2.0 at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild conference in Phoenix. LBC is known for its unbending principles and all-prerequisite structure (see EBN June 2009).The new version consolidates some of the old prerequisites (now called “imperatives”) and adds six new ones: urban agriculture, car-free living, biophilia, human scale and humane places, democracy and social justice, and rights to nature. The last three imperatives form a new section that deals with equity issues; the intent behind the section is to foster communities “that allow equitable access to all people regardless of physical abilities, age, or socioeconomic status,” according to the LBC document. In general, the changes to LBC reflect a desire to extend the system beyond single buildings to address environmental and social issues at a larger scale. Go to http://www.ilbi.org for more information.