Usain Bolt offered contract with Malta football club

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bolt does not yet have a contract with the Australian club ahead of the start of the A-League season this Friday.Media reports suggest the Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia to decide whether it will contribute to a potential Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) offer to Bolt.The eight-time Olympic champion has generated headlines around the world during his stint with the Mariners, and drew thousands of fans to both of his two matches so far.The 32-year-old Jamaican previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE – Fifa 98’s retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt controls the ball during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, following his goal-scoring exploits in Australia.Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer after retiring from athletics last year.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers deal Wesley Johnson to Pelicans The 100 meters world record-holder scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started a pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said Malta club Valletta FC had made a formal offer which includes playing in its upcoming cup final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe newspaper added that the team was recently bought by investors wanting to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s Champions League, with the bid also including commercial incentives.The Australian agent who arranged Bolt’s trial with the Mariners declined to confirm or deny the reports when contacted by AFP on Tuesday. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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SA Ambassador Champions ‘Respect for Culture’

first_imgSouth Africa’s Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Masilo Mabeta, is calling on Africans, including Liberians, to join his country in building respect for the African Culture.Alerting Africans on the importance of their culture is an initiative undertaken by the South African Government, to make people of the continent show solidarity to one another and to reflect their significance to other peoples of the world. Ambassador Mabeta spoke to journalists recently at the South African Embassy near Congo Town, Monrovia.The South African diplomat underscored the importance to avoid the form and manner in which African cultural values are overlooked in most countries. He made specific references to dress code, food, songs, amongst others.According to Amb. Mabeta, belief that traditional ideas and industrial commodities from Africa are not beneficial to contemporary development, keeps Africans in bondage on their own continent.He said locally made products in most African countries do not have attractive values anymore, “because people do not give preference to them as to how they would be improved.”He noted that if Africans with knowledge in certain professional areas are allowed to teach in universities their knowledge, Africans will know the value of their locally produced commodities and culture.Ambassador Mabeta then frowned on the idea of investing in foreign materials when Africans are competent to produce same, stressing that the lack of empowerment for locals makes it hard for African products to be given value.He said that Africans who design and produce African cloth did not learn the art in school such a brilliant idea, but can produce materials using their local equipment; an act, which he commended.Ambassador Mabeta said using such people to teach their ideas in school will get students to specialize in textile and other areas and as well produce African materials that will make most countries on the continent industrious.In addition to problems affecting Africans, the South African diplomat noted that because cultural values are not respected, Africans are divided on tribal and sectional lines, thus making it difficult to be united.Prior to briefing journalists, Ambassador Mabeta said, he had travelled to some parts of Liberia including Maryland, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Nimba Counties to have an insight of the country.“My travel to these counties entails that I did not only come to Liberia to reside in the capital Monrovia, but to reach other parts to make South Africa’s presence felt among all Liberians.According to him, the tour to the counties made him to learn about the people living there and their culture likewise.He described the visit as worthy, because it opened the corridor for the local people in those parts of Liberia to realize that South Africa was not only here for central government, but for all Liberians without discrimination.South Africa is expected to celebrate its national and freedom days the latest part of this month.  The freedom day marks freedom from Apartheid rule with the first black African leader, Nelson Mandela, taking over as President of that country in 1994.The national day is in commemoration of the country’s independence that can be marked by many cultural activities, and words of inspiration for national and foreign leaders.The celebrations would have been held last April, but was postponed because of election currently underway in that part of Africa.A credible diplomatic source told this paper that parliamentarians are elected by the people of South Africa, and the parliamentarians subsequently elect the president.“The country will soon have a new president therefore, South Africans want to celebrate these days with the new president,” our source said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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South Peace Schools to receive heating, ventilation, and other upgrades

first_imgWork is expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016. Peace River MLA and Education Minister Mike Bernier announced yesterday the Province will give $818,500 in funding to four South Peace schools in School District 59.The schools receiving funding are:Dawson Creek Secondary’s SPSS Campus – $282,500Tumbler Ridge Secondary – $236,000Chetwynd Secondary – $206,000McLeod Elementary – $94,000The work that will be done at Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd Secondary Schools includes creating larger ducting, additional filters, explosion relief panels and blowback prevention dampers.- Advertisement -McLeod Elementary School plans to upgrade the heating, ventilating and air conditioning controls with its funding.“Government is committed to upgrading and replacing equipment in our schools to ensure our students have safe and modern places to learn and succeed and I am pleased to see these funds coming to schools in the South Peace,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said.“These projects were approved under the province’s routine capital program,” the announcement reads. “Projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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FIFA investigate Chelsea over youth recruitment

first_imgAccording to The Times newspaper, FIFA were looking into “possible breaches of the regulations regarding the signing of young foreign players”, while Chelsea replied: “Chelsea FC complies with all FIFA statutes and regulations.”The alleged offences were reported to be “less serious” than the violations committed by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid that prompted FIFA last year to issue the Spanish clubs with transfer bans.Chelsea were initially hit with a transfer embargo in 2009 following the transfer of Gael Kakuta from French club Lens, but the ruling was overturned following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.They were also under investigation last year over the signing of Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore after images emerged of him playing for Chelsea when he was just 16 and before he received international clearance.Real and Atletico were barred from registering new players for two transfer windows in January 2016 for irregularities in the signing of foreign players under the age of 18.Real’s sanction was halved on appeal by CAS, allowing the European champions to recruit players this past summer, but Atletico are unable to sign anyone until January 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea is being investigated by FIFA, reportedly for possible breaches concerning the signing of underage foreign players © AFP/Archives / JUSTIN TALLISZURICH, Switzerland, Sep 20 – Premier League champions Chelsea are the subject of a FIFA investigation, reportedly for possible breaches over the signing of foreign youth players, world football’s governing said on Wednesday.“We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing,” a FIFA spokesperson told AFP. “However please note that we cannot provide any details concerning the matters under investigation.”last_img read more

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Hudson’s Hope 11th Annual Winter Carnival

first_imgAll participants receive a free ‘I took the plunge’ t-shirt.On Sunday, January 26th Winter Carnival fun is happening at Cameron Lake Outdoor Center.Registration for the Canoe Pack and Portage Race begins at 11:00 am.Outdoor Skills Workshop at 12:30 pmGame Calling and Billy Can Boil starting at 2:00 pm.Ongoing activities are tubing, skating, snowshoeing, hotdog roast, and a bonfire.To view the FB Event page; CLICK HERE HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The Annual Winter Carnival is coming to Hudson’s Hope.From Tuesday, January 21st through to Monday, January 27th, 2020 there are many events planned to see and participate in.- Advertisement -Each day of events are posted in the above graphic and events are being outlined on the FB Event page for the Winter Carnival.On Saturday, January 25th, 2020, a new event joins the Winter Carnival, a polar plunge. Held at the Lynx Creek. Registration begins at 12:30 pm.This event is FREE with a non-perishable donation that will be collected on-site. Donations will go to the Friends of Hudson’s Hope.Hudson’s Hope Fire Rescue, BC Ambulance, as well as North Peace Search and Rescue will be on-site for safety purposes, first aid and bonfire purposes.Advertisementlast_img read more

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`Cat on Tin Roof’ cast is a hot lineup

first_imgWhen Michael C. Hall’s name was announced as one of the nominees for male lead in a drama series, JoBeth was delighted – especially since Michael was shockingly overlooked at this year’s Emmys for his outstanding performance as a serial killer who only targets bad guys on the popular Showtime series. “I love working with Michael, he’s so scary as an actor because he’s so good,” JoBeth said. “He’s a really nice guy off camera but on camera he’s scary. (The nomination) is well deserved.” I told JoBeth that I was glad Michael’s character did not kill her off even though she was very suspicious of Dexter, who was dating her on-screen daughter Rita (Julie Benz). “I wanted them to have him kill me,” she admitted. Instead, her daughter simply kicked her overbearing mother out of the house and out of her life. Maybe we’ll see JoBeth pop up again next season. SAG president says show won’t suffer Alan Rosenberg, president of the Screen Actors Guild, told me at the announcements he doesn’t think the strike will ruin the show on Jan. 27. “We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Writers Guild, we have been with them every step of the way,” he said. “I think (the awards are a) chance to celebrate great acting, great writing, great performances in the midst of the strike. “It’s a rough time for the entire town but there’s a tremendous sense of solidarity among the actors.” Pregnant Spears has premarital advice And finally, we replace our semiregular As Britney’s World Turns feature with a Spears’ Quote of the Day. From the pregnant 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears, on the topic of premarital sex: “I definitely don’t think it’s something you should do; it’s better to wait. But I can’t be judgmental because it’s a position I put myself in.” For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was still dark out when I drove over to the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday morning to cover the 6 a.m. announcement of the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Terrence Howard looked ridiculously fresh and dapper for a man who had to get up before 4 a.m. to get ready to participate in the nomination event, which is carried live on both coasts. The actor, Oscar-nominated for “Hustle and Flow” and a past SAG ensemble winner for “Crash,” opens on Broadway on Feb. 12 in what sounds like a very intriguing production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” “We’re just starting rehearsals and it’s great,” he said. Terrence will play Brick, the role played in the 1958 film by Paul Newman and the choice part of Maggie the cat – immortalized by Elizabeth Taylor in the film – will be inhabited by Tony winner and “Dreamgirls” star Anika Noni Rose. And that’s not all. The stellar cast also includes James Earl Jones as Big Daddy and Tony winner Phylicia Rashad as Big Mama. The production is being directed by Rashad’s sister Debbie Allen. That sounds like a play I would buy tickets to! JoBeth Williams reflects on `Dexter’ Just before Terrence and Jeanne Tripplehorn took the stage for a live television broadcast of the reading of the nominees, JoBeth Williams, who I have loved since “The Big Chill” and more recently in “Dexter,” dashed from backstage to the vacant seat next to me. last_img
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Dismay for first-time buyers as house prices in Donegal rise rapidly

first_imgThere is widespread dismay among many first-time buyers, following a report which indicates the sharp and rapid increase in the price of homes in Donegal. Property prices have inflated nationally by 6.7%, the report which was published by Daft.ie – shows that Donegal has seen an increase of 10% in just three months.House prices from July-September have increased by a whopping 10%, which ultimately priced many prospective first-time buyers out of their dream home. The report also revealed that the average cost of buying a home is €140,000.There have been calls from economic experts who have called on the Government to do more to assist first-time buyers get a foothold on the property ladder.The most worrying aspect of the report, is that property experts are expecting house prices to continue to rise in Donegal, and the rest of the country.Ireland is one of the most expensive places in the EU to buy property per capita. Dismay for first-time buyers as house prices in Donegal rise rapidly was last modified: October 3rd, 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) Tags:BusinessFirst-timenewspropertyRapidriselast_img read more

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Delta Scientific leaving Valencia

first_imgPALMDALE — Vehicle-barricade manufacturer Delta Scientific is moving its headquarters from Valencia to its Palmdale plant, bringing about another 50 workers to the High Desert. Delta Scientific expects to complete the move by mid-July. The Valencia location currently handles administration, engineering and some specialized manufacturing functions. “We are making the final move to Palmdale because we really enjoy working here,” said David Dickinson, the company’s senior vice president. “Everything we had hoped for is coming to fruition.” The company is also nearing completion of an expansion with the addition of a $4 million, 57,000-square-foot staging, shipping and receiving building. The building will join the company’s $8 million, 125,000-square-foot plant in the Fairway Business Park on Avenue O just west of Division Street. The company’s first Palmdale building was built to eventually include the headquarters operations, Dickinson said. “This is a company we are very, very proud of,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “For them to move their corporate headquarters here is a good statement. They are a great partner for the business park.” Delta, a manufacturer of vehicle barricades, parking control equipment and guard booths, opened its manufacturing plant in Palmdale in April 2004 to keep up with the demand for its products since the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The company has about 220 workers. The company also has operations in Virginia and in the United Kingdom. Delta Scientific’s products are in use at more than 160 U.S. embassies around the world and at more than 110 federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI offices. Its customers also include the U.S. Air Force. The company’s products include a pop-up barricade capable of stopping a 10-ton truck traveling at 50 mph and guard booths made with steel plating thick enough to block bullets from an AK-47 assault rifle. Earlier this year, the company announced it had installed anti-terrorist vehicle barriers at the international cruise ship terminal at Sydney Harbour in Australia. Each of the barricades is designed to stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph. It is set in a foundation only 18 inches deep. In Sydney Harbour, the barriers prevent speeding vehicles from getting past the guard post at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, where about 90 vessels are expected to dock during the busy summer months. — Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

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EXHAUSTED FATHER VOWS TO LEAVE HOSPITAL AND CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING SON

first_imgThe heartbroken father of a missing Lifford man David Colhoun has vowed to continue searching for his son despite being hospitalised due to exhaustion.Joseph Colhoun has spent almost three months searching for his son after he went missing on May 22nd last.The 21 year old was last seen heading towards the River Foyle to swim home to his house in Lifford. He had escaped police custody in Tyrone after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly but has not been seen since.His tormented father Joseph has spent all his time searching the riverbank looking for his son and has accepted he is dead.Mr Colhoun said all he wants is to bury his son alongside his son along side his wife Josephine who only died last January.Now Mr Colhoun has been admitted to hospital in Letetrkenny under doctor’s orders suffering from exhaustion. But speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Colhoun vowed that he will be well enough to discharge himself and continue the search for his son this weekend.“I was just exhausted and I needed a break and my doctor saw that and he told me I needed to spend a few days recharging my batteries in hospital.“Thankfully I have had a few good night’s sleep and I feel much better because I could not sleep at home.“All I wanted to do was to get out and search the river for my son,” he said.However with more than 100 searchers including divers, the Gardai and the PSNI penciled in to search the river again this weekend, Joseph said he will check himself out of hospital. “I have to be there and I feel a lot better than I did when I admitted myself to hospital last Monday.“I know we are going to find him and I have to believe that. I will wake him for two days and then give him a proper burial beside his mother,” he vowed.EndsEXHAUSTED FATHER VOWS TO LEAVE HOSPITAL AND CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING SON was last modified: August 17th, 2011 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:David ColhounhospitalJoseph ColhounLiffordmissinglast_img read more

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LOTTO GRANDMUM SAYS SHE’LL WAIT FOR SALES TO BUY HER SOFA!

first_imgLotto-winning grandmother Kathleen McLaughlin has revealed she is waiting until the sales to buy her new sofa.The Redcastle grandmother scooped a whopping €2.6 million at the beginning of December.However the mother of eight and grandmother of 28 says she doesn’t need the money. “I probably will buy a new suite but I think I’ll wait until the sales in the New Year when it’s a bit cheaper,” she said.Kathleen says she isn’t a big fan of Christmas but will buy her grandchildren some nice presents as a result of her windfall.And Kathleen, 78, reveals that she still does the lotto every Friday night but still doesn’t even know her winning lotto numbers.“I get up every morning and I don’t feel any different. The money doesn’t really mean anything to me but it’s great for the family. “We will have a nice Christmas and we will all be together so that’s all that matters,” she said.She also revealed that despite buying all her bingo friends their books for their weekly bingo session after she scooped the lotto, she was the one who won €20!    LOTTO GRANDMUM SAYS SHE’LL WAIT FOR SALES TO BUY HER SOFA! was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:kathleen mclaughlinlottoredcastlesofalast_img read more

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