Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade The Rockets traded for Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him. He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston.If Harden’s playoff performance was the result of some missing pieces of the puzzle then the Rockets hope to have remedied that with the signing last month of nine-time all-star guard Chris Paul.Houston is also still trying to complete a deal with the New York Knicks for forward Carmelo Anthony.“You work your whole career if you’re myself to get a player of James’ calibre and now Chris’ calibre. We’re excited,” said general manager Daryl Morey. CBBADVERTISEMENT View comments Rondo reaches one-year deal with Pelicans – reports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million on July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. APHOUSTON, United States — James Harden, who recently signed the richest contract in NBA history, says he wants to remain a Houston Rocket “forever”.The 27-year-old American agreed last week a four-year super-maximum contract extension that means he will make $228 million over the next six NBA seasons through 2022-23.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “I know where home is,” Harden said. “I know where I want to be. I know where I want to retire ultimately and where I want to win a championship. Everything is going to happen here in Houston, and that’s the reason I’m here forever.”Asked Saturday how it felt to have the league’s top contract Harden replied, “It’s cool. I’ve worked extremely hard. But it doesn’t really mean anything without holding that championship up. That’s why I’m in the gym every single day, and I won’t stop until I get it.”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’The Rockets signed Harden to the extension despite his disappearing act in the Rockets season-ending playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.In game five of the Western Conference semi-finals, Harden delivered a listless performance and game six was even worse. He finished with 10 points, seven assists and six turnovers in the elimination game as they lost the series 4-2. That contrasted with his season averages of 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game which lead to him being named runner-up for the NBA MVP award. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ
Be the change that you wish to see in the world There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.
The Doig River Frontier Days and Rodeo lands this weekend on the Doig Reserve in Rose Prarie.The event Includes Pony chariots and Chuckwagons – It includes a Rodeo Dance on Saturday night and a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning from 7-10am, and there will be concessions, live music, door prizes, and all kinds of Rodeo events.Adults 12$ / day, youth (7-16) 5$ / day, Seniors/Elders/Children are free. Weekend passes are 20 dollars.- Advertisement –
Well-known footballer Jeremy Garrett is one step closer to his dream of playing on the international stage, as he is now heading to the Unites States of America to take up a football scholarship at the Louisiana State University.Jeremy GarrettThe 18-year-old has been actively pursuing his dream over the years and even travelled to Portugal in 2016 for a tryout with the Sporting Clube de Portugal, which proved to be successful. However, Garrett could not sign with the Club at the time owing to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rules and regulations Article 19 which relates to “Protection of Minors”, stating: “International transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18.”As such, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) saw the need for liaising with international coaches, who would see to the development of their star players.“Almost five months ago, the GFF started a level of engagement with Coaches within the university structure of the United States. And we determined that some of the players will be challenged to access opportunities in some of the higher-ranked universities while others might be suited for community colleges and academic institutions,” GFF President Wayne Forde stated.The football head went on to explain the chain of procedure that the GFF had to go through in order to set up Garrett’s opportunity. He indicated that the Federation was looking forward to doing so for more players in the future.Jeremy Garrett flanked by GFF President Wayne Forde and Fruta Conquerors Secretary Daniel Thomas“The Federation was required to offer certain assurances on behalf of Jeremy, but in the final analysis, it is pleasing to us that J will be able to access this opportunity. I think Jeremy will be leading the charge for many young players that will follow him subsequently. The goal of the Fed is clearly to open up these opportunities to as many young players as possible,” he said.Secretary of Jeremy’s home club, Fruta Conquerors, Daniel Thomas stated that the Club was happy to see one of its top-tier players receive such a big break.“At Fruta Conquerors, we’re overwhelmed at the possibility of Jeremy attending the Louisiana State, his journey has been long, but J is dedicated to the cause,” Thomas said.With an outpouring of gratitude to the Almighty, his parents, Coaches and supporters, Garrett noted that he was focused on making the most of his opportunity, stating, “For me it all started in terms of balancing the academics and sport at my home club; we ran a summer programme every year and that’s where it started for me. I’m thankful for the opportunity presented to me and I’ll look to make full use of it and make Guyana proud.”
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Paris St-Germain are poised to offer cash plus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has also attracted Arsenal, in a bid to sign Roma’s defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, who is also a target for Manchester United. (Daily Express) Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will send defenders Paddy McCarthy, 31, and Peter Ramage, 30, and midfielders Jimmy Kebe, 30, and Owen Garvan, 26, out on loan to balance the books. (Daily Mirror) Wolves, who made a £1.25m bid for Leicester’s Premier League striker Chris Wood, 22, last month, are now making a fresh move to sign the striker on loan. (Daily Mail) Manchester United and Manchester City attempted to sign Benfica’s highly-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 21, for £14m during the summer. (Daily Express) Captain Vincent Kompany, 28, believes Manchester City have made a huge statement this summer, both in the transfer market and by agreeing new deals with key players. (Manchester Evening News)Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, has “no regrets” about joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer, and says the Spanish club are “a small step ahead”. (Sky Sports) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com exclusive headlines…Exclusive – Meulensteen: Man United should have promoted from within to replace FergusonExclusive – Meulensteen harbours doubts over new Manchester United star’s fitness
Mark McCollum, co-ordinator, Voice of Older People, Donegal, welcomes Winston Patterson, board member, International Fund for Ireland to the screeneing of a DVD based on interviews with older people from all over Donegal in the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, on Monday. Also included, from left are, Mary Devlin, Programme Manager, International Fund for Ireland, John McGlinchey, Chairman, Voice of Older People, Donegal and Tracey Bonner, International Fund for Ireland.Local residents and community representatives came together at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey for a special DVD screening to celebrate the successful completion of ‘Hearing Older People’s Experiences’ (HOPE) – a two-year peace and reconciliation programme targeting older people in Donegal.Funded by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) under its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme, the HOPE project is administered by the Voice of Older People, Donegal.Over a two-year period, the initiative worked to empower older people from Donegal to identify and articulate the issues which have impacted upon and affected their quality of life as a result of the legacy of conflict and to support them in identifying, developing and implementing appropriate responses. Bringing participants together from different backgrounds and traditions, the project had a strong emphasis on engaging with those living in rural isolation in areas along the border.It involved four distinct elements: collaborative workshops, training in cross-community history and genealogy, a story sharing programme and the creation of a DVD based on interviews with participants in the project, who shared their personal recollections of life in Donegal over the years.In addition to organising individual screenings at each of the participating centres, it is planned to broadcast audio content from the DVD on independent local community radio.Speaking at the event, Mr Winston Patterson, Board member of the International Fund for Ireland, said the Fund was proud to be associated with the Voice of Older People, Donegal and their tremendous work toward building a shared future for communities in the region who suffered greatly as a consequence of the Troubles. Mr Patterson said: “The ‘Hearing Other People’s Experiences’ project has enabled older people in Donegal – particularly those from isolated areas along the border – to come together to share their experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect.“By strengthening the voices of older people from all traditions, we believe this pioneering project will continue to have a very positive long-term impact for reconciliation and promoting greater cross-community links.”Mr Patterson also expressed a collective thanks to the international donors who have supported the work of the International Fund for Ireland for more than twenty-five years – the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Mark McCollum, Project Co-ordinator said: “I would like to acknowledge the generous support we’ve received from the International Fund for Ireland for this two-year project – the benefits of which will continue to be felt long after the programme finishes.“It was a privilege and honour to work with people throughout the County and to listen to them tell their stories, express their feelings, recount experiences and the difficulties and challenges they faced. The advice and wisdom they shared is relevant here and now for the current generation – indeed they extol a level of simple, common-sense that seems to be in short supply in modern life.” “It emerged that simple conversations, social interaction and dialogue combined with a sense of humour were at the heart of their communities, irrespective of background or tradition. This can be extrapolated to our wider society – the need for communication and dialogue to increase understanding, dispel mistrust, challenge misplaced attitudes and, of course, to remember not to take things too seriously and that by using simple common sense much can be achieved.”“The success of the programme in bringing older people together from both traditions to share their experiences has surpassed our expectations, helping to create greater understanding of the issues experienced by older people as a consequence of the legacy of the Troubles. This will have a lasting impact in terms of reconciliation in Donegal.”SPECIAL DVD ALLOWS OLDER PEOPLE’S VOICES TO BE HEARD IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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)
Sinn Fein’s failed court case against the independent referendum watchdog yesterday will cost the taxpayer up to €200,000.The party lost its 11th hour High Court challenge led by Pearse Doherty against a statement made by the Referendum Commission — giving the Yes side a final boost ahead of today’s vote.The Donegal TD’s action, which was opposed by both the Referendum Commission and the State, centred on a statement made by commission chairperson High Court judge Kevin Feeney on whether Ireland has a veto over the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) from coming into being. Dismissing Mr Doherty’s case, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said the statement by Mr Justice Feeney at a press conference on May 3 last was not misleading.Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said the case was a “last desperate attempt” by Sinn Fein to cast doubt on the independence of the Referendum Commission.“I believe that this was a stunt by Sinn Fein in order to maximise their own publicity and in order to create confusion,” he said.Sinn Fein’s legal representative indicated they will be applying to have their costs covered and the Referendum Commission legal team followed suit.Legal experts last night estimated the cost of the judicial review case, which was heard until nearly midnight, will cost the taxpayer up to €200,000.The judge will hear the application for costs on June 14. In his ruling, Mr Justice Hogan said in terms of any political debate the court must “remain strictly neutral”.SINN FEIN COURT CHALLENGE WILL COST TAX-PAYER €200,000 – LEGAL EXERTS was last modified: May 31st, 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:PEARE DOHERTYreferendum
Didier Drogba and Kurt Zouma went close for Chelsea in the opening stages in Slovenia, where a victory would clinch the Blues’ place in the knockout stage of the Champions League with two games to spare.Zouma headed over from Cesc Fabregas’ cross and Drogba’s deflected shot was well saved by keeper Jasmin Handanovic.Having weathered some early pressure, Maribor, recently thrashed 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, had a decent spell and striker Tavares squandered a chance when he elected to pass rather than shoot after going past John Terry.But Chelsea regained the initiative and Andre Schurrle’s blushes were spared by an offside flag after the German contrived to miss from three yards out after being found by Willian.Drogba and defender Zouma were both given starting places for the Group G clash. Diego Costa and Gary Cahill are among the Chelsea substitutes, as is the fit-again Ramires.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Willian, Hazard; Drogba. Subs: Courtois, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Oscar, Salah, Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
In a second … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — In the challenging months of April and May, Madison Bumgarner asked for patience.Despite an ERA that frequently hovered above 4.00 and peripheral statistics that suggested a regression, Bumgarner believed his numbers would eventually look like they did during the best years of his career.With fewer than seven weeks left in the regular season, who’s still doubting him?
15 January 2016Five matriculants from the small rural town of Carnarvon who did particularly well in maths and science in their final National Senior Certificate exams at the end of 2015 are setting off for university in the coming days, armed with full bursaries from the Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA).Carnarvon, in Northern Cape, is a remote town. It is the closest inhabited place to where the SKA SA radio telescope is being built. The global technology project, with operations in South Africa and Australia, is tasked with mapping the universe. It is an important addition to the town’s economy. Most of the construction is being done on-site and it is providing employment for the area’s citizens and a much- needed economic boost for the town.The project has always strived to give back to the community for allowing the operation and its people to become part of the community, says Lorenzo Raynard, SKA SA communications manager. The bursary initiative, part of the SKA SA Human Capital Development Programme, was started in 2005 and already has helped more than 730 pupils to study in the science and engineering fields at tertiary institutions.#SKAnews Local high school students to receive full university bursary from @SKA_Africa! https://t.co/sgWvHy1Qch pic.twitter.com/dGP2X6DMV2— SquareKilometreArray (@SKA_telescope) January 12, 2016This year, five 2015 matriculants from the local Carnarvon High School have the opportunity to continue their studies in science-related fields thanks to bursaries offered through the programme.The students – Anver Adams, Janethon de Klerk, Kyle Henderson, Cedwill Abdol and Bradley Bosman – all performed well in mathematics and physical science in their final exams, and want to study for Bachelor’s degrees in computer and data science, electrical engineering and physics at various universities around South Africa.“Our goal is to ensure sustainability for the SKA and that site engineers be drawn from the local community,” SKA SA project director Dr Rob Adam said in a statement released on 8 January. “In turn (we want to) provide a way for local young people to achieve their dreams of greatness through science. (This is) the first time learners from the school with support from SKA SA, have obtained matric results with exemptions to further their studies in science related fields.”Itumeleng Molefi, the physical science teacher at the school, cannot be more proud of his students’ achievements. He said some of the learners came from severely challenging backgrounds. “It is only through their own perseverance and determination that they have succeeded.”The students, together with their teachers, as well as with some knowledge and assistance from SKA SA employees, made the effort and worked hard to pass their final exams in November and December 2015 and are now looking forward to starting their new learning journeys.@SKA_Africa gives bursaries 2 five Carnarvon matric learners who obtained exemption. #MatricResults #Matric2015 pic.twitter.com/IsFWh3SrCP— lebotshangela (@lebotshangela) January 9, 2016Bosman has applied to study for a Bachelor’s degree at the University of the Free State. He said he was glad he made the effort to persevere during the year. “It was very difficult at times because we did not have a science teacher in Grade 10. From Grade 11 onwards it was much easier after Mr Molefi joined the school.”Abdol wants to excel in computer science, starting at the University of the Free State. “It is a great privilege for me to have this opportunity,” he said of his achievement. “I am thankful for all the support that I had. I would like to improve my circumstances and will do anything to achieve my dreams.”Henderson was the 2015 head boy at Carnarvon High School, and will be a first year student at North West University this year, studying physics and mathematics. He made special mention of SKA SA in inspiring him to perform well, saying that “my matric year was made easier knowing that I had the support of SKA. (The reward of getting the bursary) motivated me to study harder and put in more effort. I am looking forward to my future because I know that I have excellent privileges and opportunities.”De Klerk, the 2015 Carnarvon head girl, said she was incredibly motivated by the presence of SKA in the town, with its bursary opportunity inspiring her to work even harder for her university degree. “What you put in is what you will gain and I want to work much harder because I do not want to disappoint my sponsors and support team.” She hoped to start her Bachelor’s degree at the University of the Free State. She plans to study science, specialising in astronomy, which might mean she may find herself working with her bursary sponsor sometime in the future.In addition to being a star player in the school’s first rugby team, Adams aced his final exams and now looks forward to going to the University of the Western Cape to start his science degree. “I knew that I had to put in all my effort and pass and the rest will be taken care of (by SKA SA). I am proud of my achievements and look forward to the future,” he said.SKA SA is proud of the Carnarvon five’s success and determination, says Sam Rametse, the professional officer: schools and outreach for the SKA SA Human Capital Development Programme.“We are reaping the benefits of appointing a science educator at Carnarvon High School who took the learners from Carnarvon and surrounding areas under his wing. It is due to his hard work that we see this success and we look forward to supporting the students in their further studies.”Source: News24Wire