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Perez grateful for immense trust from ‘hero’ Robinson

first_imgRobinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThroughout his collegiate career, which has seen him make stops at three schools, CJ Perez had one person he could always lean on: coach Topex Robinson.That’s why the leading Most Valuable Player candidate finds no shame in calling the youthful Lyceum mentor his hero.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Coach always tells us to think about who our hero is. Actually, he’s the one I look up to, and I look at him as my hero,” said Perez on the heels of Lyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations on Thursday.Buying into Robinson’s system has allowed not only Perez, but the rest of the Pirates to flourish this season leading to an outright Finals berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlaying inspired through the course of the year, the Pirates have awed the crowd as they established themselves as one of the best collegiate teams in the country — all while wearing smiles on their faces.For Perez, Lyceum will not be where it is right now if not for its head coach, who have always defrayed the credit to his players. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “He gets mad at me, but he’s really the one I see as my hero. He gives me so much trust. When I was struggling, he was always there helping me and pushing me on what to do. He never stops motivating me,” the energetic forward said.This dynamic between the player and the coach has also bore fruits for the 23-year-old, as he emerged as a clear frontrunner for this season’s MVP award.But winning the plum is the least of Perez’ concerns.“All we’re thinking of right now is inspiring people, especially the ones who watch us. Now, we have the chance to show our talents and we’d like nothing more but to inspire everyone who sees us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World record smashed by ‘blind’ South Korean archer at London Olympics

first_imgWorld records started to tumble even before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday, with a legally blind South Korean archer as the star.Im Dong-Hyun set a new world record of 699 for 72 arrows in the men’s individual ranking round.Second-placed Kim Bubmin, also of South Korea, scored 698, which also beat the previous record of 696 that Dong-Hyun set in May.Their scores also counted towards the team event, where South Korea set another world record of 2,087, with Oh Jin Hyek’s 690 the third score to count toward the total. Despite his world-beating feat, Dong-Hyun vowed to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground.”This is just the first round so I will not get too excited by it,” he said.His coach Jang Young Sool said that the South Korean team would spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for Saturday’s opening knockout rounds.The best non-South Korean archer was Britain’s Larry Godfrey on 680, while the closest team was France, far behind on 2,021.The Olympic archery is being held at Lord’s cricket ground, where security guards were reportedly forced to turn away spectators hoping to watch the ranking rounds, which are closed to the public.The confusion apparently arose because the event was officially listed as “non-ticketed”, which some spectators took to mean that it was free to attend.last_img read more

Sports Ministry pushes for top coaches and support staff

first_imgNew Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Aiming to make India a sporting super power, the Sports Ministry today pushed for the appointment of the worlds best coaches and support staff for the countrys athletes, besides an upgrade of infrastructure. The all stakeholders meeting was held here to review the preparations for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games – both scheduled next year – and the 2020 Olympic Games. Sports Minister Vijay Goel chaired the meeting that included members of Indian Olympic Association, Sports Authority of India, Olympic Task Force and Top Scheme Committee, among other. “Shri Goel stressed that the federations should bring best coaches and support staff to provide training to the athletes. Goel said that we should upgrade the sports infrastructure, spot talent at a very young age, monitor performance, promote school and university level games in a big way, utilise stadiums to their full potential and involve best available coaching academies in training of the sportspersons,” the Sports Ministry said in a press release. Also attending the day-long brainstorming session were were representatives from Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education, High Priority and Priority sports disciplines and the national observers. Goel said that the government has taken a number of steps to strengthen the various kinds of support given to the athletes and the sportspersons. “The major steps include enhancement of the amount of financial assistance under the scheme of assistance to the National Sports Federations. “He said that while a lot has been done to broad base the sports activities in the country a lot is still needed to be done to achieve excellence and make India a sporting powerhouse of the world.” Goel said that the IOA should “take the lead in various spheres like dispute resolution in the NSFs, holding of National Games regularly, holding of multi-disciplinary mega events in India etc.”. He also wants focus on games such as baseball, cycling and martial arts etc. where India has not participated in international competitions. Sports secretary Injeti Srinivas felt there is no dearth of either the resources or the talent to achieve excellence and win medals at the highest level – the Olympics. “What is needed is the ability to identify the talent and nurture them to achieve excellence. The NSFs are required to identify the talent and increase the bench strength of young athletes and provide them strong support system,” Srinivas had been quoted as saying in the release. He stated that the success of the plan lies in the convergence and coordination among all the stakeholders. During the meeting eminent players, coaches, representatives of different national sports federations and IOA and officials of the Sports Ministry made presentations and deliberated on the issues related to finalising the approach for the forthcoming mega events. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Former great Franz Beckenbauer has heart surgery

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former soccer great Franz Beckenbauer has had open-heart surgery and received at least one bypass, according to a report in a German newspaper.Beckenbauer’s management team has not responded to a request for comment on his health following a report Monday in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper.Bild said the surgery took place Saturday and had been planned for several weeks.The 70-year-old Beckenbauer left for a clinic in southern Germany on Friday, one day after his home in Salzburg, Austria, had been searched by authorities acting on a request by Swiss prosecutors. Beckenbauer is among several people under a Swiss criminal probe into suspected corruption around the 2006 World Cup in Germany.The Swiss criminal case, formally opened last November but confirmed only on Thursday, has caused turmoil at the soccer federation of world champion Germany and tarnished the reputation of a World Cup that was a popular success. In Germany, the 2006 tournament has become known as its “Summer Fairytale.”It also threatens to wreck the reputation of Beckenbauer, arguably the nation’s greatest ever player. The former Bayern Munich and New York Cosmos defender captained and coached West Germany to World Cup titles, then organized the tournament.Switzerland’s attorney general’s office opened criminal proceedings against Beckenbauer and three other German members of the 2006 World Cup organizing committee.The four are suspected of fraud, money laundering, criminal mismanagement and misappropriation relating to a payment of 6.7 million euros ($7.3 million) to FIFA in 2005.Beckenbauer’s lawyers said he was cooperating with “all authorities involved.”Beckenbauer headed his country’s bid to win the hosting rights in 2000 in a vote of the FIFA executive committee. Germany won 12-11 in a final-round vote against a South Africa bid backed by Nelson Mandela. Beckenbauer then chaired the organizing committee.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Antetokounmpo Selected as Starter & Team Captain For NBA All-Star Game

first_imgAccording to reports from NBA.com, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been selected not only as a starter of the NBA All-Star Game for the third year in a row, but also as a Team Captain. The event, scheduled for Sunday, February 17th in Charlotte, is a highly anticipated exhibition game which matches a mix of the league’s 24 star players (12 on each team).The NBA reported that Antetokounmpo received the most player votes (269), the second-most fan votes (over 4.3 million) and tied for the second-most media votes (99) to land him a spot on the roster. By receiving the most votes among Eastern Conference players, Antetokounmpo will be one of two captains for the 2019 All-Star Game, along with Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James.Joining Antetokounmpo and James as starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game are Stephen Curry (Golden State), Kevin Durant (Golden State), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia), Paul George (Oklahoma City), James Harden (Houston), Kawhi Leonard (Toronto), Kyrie Irving (Boston) and Kemba Walker (Charlotte).More information can be found here: https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/giannis-antetokounmpo-selected-starter-and-team-captain-2019-nba-all-star-gameTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

I feel very humbled by the whole experience: Lewis Hamilton after 5th F1 title

first_imgFormula One champion Lewis Hamilton sai he was “very happy” after winning the drivers’ title for the fifth time. Hamilton equalled Juan Manuel Fangio’s record of five titles after finishing fourth in the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.The race was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen while title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and his teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished third.Hamilton said he felt humbled to become a five-time world champion, and the enormity of his achievement had yet to sink in.The Mercedes driver joined the late Argentine great Fangio and Michael Schumacher as the only men to win at least five titles.A day to remember! #HiFive pic.twitter.com/pBwoxUy0IDMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 29, 2018More people have walked on the moon than have won five crowns in a championship that started in 1950. Only Schumacher has won more than the man who could one day surpass even the German.”Let me just try and realise that I’ve won this one,” commented Hamilton when asked about Schumacher’s seven.”It’s very, very weird. I remember when I won a championship in Formula Three, and even then it didn’t register. I hope this kicks in soon, I definitely feel more excitement coming as I think about it more.”When it starts to sink in that you’re a five-time @F1 World Champion… pic.twitter.com/k5jkOb8Ue8Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 29, 2018Hamilton has won 71 races, 20 fewer than Schumacher, and four titles for Mercedes in the past five years. The first was with McLaren in 2008.advertisementDespite coming to Mexico with a 70-point advantage and needing only to finish seventh to wrap things up, he expressed amazement at where he now found himself.”Right now I feel very, very humbled by the whole experience,” he said.”It’s hard to realise it at the moment. It’s something that of course I dreamed of, but I never in a million years thought that I would be standing here today as a five-time world champion.”Thanking everyone on his team, his family and father for their faith and sacrifices, Hamilton said it had definitely been his best season yet.”It was a goal,” he explained.”When I won the championship last year I was, like, ‘how can I improve, how can I be fitter, more focused, manage my time better, just be a better all-round driver not just in the car but also with my team in the garage, with the engineers, back at the factory?'”I think this year I’ve been able to lift them all up.”I don’t know if that’s something that comes with age, maybe experience helps, but I honestly feel I’ve performed my best this year. I’m very happy with how it’s gone.”Our boys #HiFive pic.twitter.com/FjImoycNRfMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 28, 2018Hamilton thanked the team also for their belief and hard work.”For me, I feel like I can drive anything and I feel like I can take the car to places that nobody else can,” he said.Fangio. Schumacher. And now @LewisHamilton…Welcome to the club, Lewis! #HiFivepic.twitter.com/6kjhUz4A6iMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 28, 2018″But to do that you have to get the car in the right place, and ultimately you’ve got to work with the team to help unleash what’s great within them and unleash the greatness in yourself.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

PM Modi lauds Gambhir for his contribution to Indian cricket and his work on social causes

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded recently retired cricketer Gautam Gambhir for his contribution to the sport as well for his efforts to bring “positive difference in the lives of the lesser privileged”. PM Modi made a special mention of the contribution made by Gambhir during India’s triumphant campaign at the ICC World Twenty20 2007 and the ICC World Cup (50-over) in 2011. “Let me begin by congratulating you for your stupendous contribution to Indian sports! India will always be grateful to you for you memorable performances, many of which resulted in historic victories for our nation,” Modi wrote in the letter which was posted by Gambhir on his Twitter handle. Gambhir thanked the PM for his kind words. “Thanks @narendramodi @PMOIndia for the kind words. Nothing of this would have been possible without love and support of our fellow countrymen. All these deeds are dedicated to our country,” he said in the same tweet posted along with the letter. Modi praised Gambhir’s passion for the game. “I am sure the journey was filled with both ups and downs but your dedication and persistence ensured that you began to play for the nation. Within a short span, you emerged as a dependable opener, who often took the team to flying starts,” the Prime Minister said. The 37-year-old Gambhir was one of the most outspoken sportsmen who do not shy away from voicing their opinions on several issues facing the nation. “The firmness and frankness with which you have spoken about issues, especially relating to India’s unity and integrity have endeared you to people across the spectrum,” PM Modi said.advertisement “Alongside your game, you have been at the forefront of several community service initiatives and this is extremely heartening to see. It is great when public figures show the way and devote time as well as resources towards bringing a positive difference in the lives of the lesser privileged,” he said. Gambhir made 58 Test appearances for India, accumulating 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. His 147 ODI games fetched 5238 runs, while in 37 T20 Internationals, he scored 932 runs. “When you announced retirement from all forms of cricket, you left several well wishers of yours disappointed. However, this decision marks the start of not one but several other innings of your life. You will have the time and opportunity to pursue other aspects which you would have wanted to pursue a lot earlier but didn’t not have the time for,” Modi said. After his retirement, there was speculation that Gambhir may join politics but he categorically rejected it. PTI PDS PDS BSBSlast_img read more

US dollar rises against most major currencies

first_imgNew York: The US dollar rose against most major currencies as the economic data came out better than expected.In late New York trading on Friday, the euro fell to $1.1221 from $1.1285 in the previous session, and the British pound fell to $1.2526 from $1.2575 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian dollar fell to $0.6979 from $0.7020.The US dollar bought 108.57 Japanese yen, higher than 107.77 Japanese yen of the previous session. The US dollar increased to 0.9919 Swiss franc from 0.9849 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.3083 Canadian dollars from 1.3058 Canadian dollars. US employers added 224,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate edged up to 3.7 per cent, the US Labor Department said in a report on Friday.Job gains mainly occurred in professional and business services, health care, transportation and warehousing, the report said.The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.56 per cent at 97.2804 in late trading.last_img read more

Two soldiers injured in Pak firing along LoC in JK

first_imgJammu: Two Army personnel were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. The soldiers, who were manning a forward post in the Romali Dhara area of Nowshera sector, were injured in the firing from across the border on Friday night, they added.A defence spokesperson said Pakistani troops initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms, followed by mortar-shelling around 9 pm on Friday.The Army retaliated in a befitting manner to silence the Pakistani guns, he added.The cross-border firing and shelling continued till 10.30 pm, the officials said, adding that the casualties suffered by the Pakistani troops in the retaliatory action were not known immediately.The injured soldiers were evacuated and were undergoing treatment at a military hospital, they said.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP look to return found item to rightful owner

first_imgPolice say it is unknown as to how long the jewellery had been on the bridge or who may have lost it.The ring is very distinguishable and therefore no photo is being released at this time in the event the owner can describe it.If you believe this is your ring, you are being asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP are looking to return a found item to its rightful owner.On June 7, Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of some found jewellery on the OldKiskatinaw River bridge.According to RCMP, what was found on the old wooden bridge is being described as a female’s wedding ring.last_img read more

Morocco Opens Museum at Lixus, 1200 B.C. Phoenician Archeological Site

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Culture Mohamed Laaraj has overseen the opening of a new museum at Lixus, an ancient Phoenician archeological site dating to the 12th century B.C.The Ministry of Culture opened the new facility on Saturday, April 20.Built in the 12th century B.C. by Phoenicians and regarded as one of the oldest urban centers in North Africa, Lixus has undergone restoration and is now open to the public along with a visitor center. The Roman empire captured the Phoenician settlement in the 1st century B.C. With the Roman empire’s decline, the Amazigh (Berber) people lived at Lixusz from the 5th to the 7th centuries A.D. before it was completely abandoned, according to the World Monuments Fund.Spread over 62 hectares, Lixus, Laaraj said, opens a new era in the management of archaeological sites.Speaking about the historical significance of Lixus, Laaraj said the ministry has a “great responsibility that requires an appropriate approach to preserve its authenticity for the benefit of future generations.”Lixus, which Pliny the Elder linked to the Garden of Hesperides where the Greek hero Hercules picked the golden apples, is situated on Tchemmich Hill on the eastern bank of the Loukkos valley near the seaport town of Larache on the Atlantic coast of northern Morocco, 80 kilometers south of Tangier.The restoration projects carried out by the ministry in partnership with foreign institutions, like the Italian embassy and the University of Siena, aimed to “raise awareness” of the importance of safeguarding Lixus’s history, which had sunk into “oblivion,” noted the minister. Laaraj added that the site boasts important artifacts and stands out as a “universal heritage.”The new museum contains two exhibition halls that display Phoenician, Mauritanian, Roman, and late Islamic archeological artifacts. The ministry spent approximately MAD 12 million ($1.2 million) rehabilitating the site. The opening of the site to the public falls within the framework of Heritage Month, which Morocco celebrates between March and April every year. read more

World leaders, tech bosses work on stemming online violence

PARIS — Several world leaders and tech bosses are meeting in Paris to find ways to stop acts of violent extremism from being shown online.They’re working all day Wednesday on the “Christchurch Appeal,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in a March attack on mosques. The attacker streamed the killing live on Facebook.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the meeting a significant “starting point” for changes in government and tech industry policy.Officials at Facebook said they support the idea of the appeal, but that details need to be worked out that are acceptable for all parties.Twitter, Google, Microsoft and several other companies are also taking part, along with the leaders of Britain, France, Canada, Ireland, Senegal, Indonesia, Jordan and the European Union.The Associated Press read more

Clock ticking on mayors apology deadline

Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp has a choice to make between now and May 31.Chopp can accept that she violated council’s code of conduct in January when she upbraided a staff member in public session. Or she can hold fast to her position that she did nothing wrong and risk further action by Norfolk council’s integrity commissioner.Those are the options Chopp was left with Tuesday after council agreed that the mayor contravened the county’s code of conduct. As part of the same resolution, council agreed the mayor should issue a public apology.Council’s resolution endorses the findings of Norfolk integrity commissioner John Mascarin, of Toronto.Mascarin spent the past several weeks investigating the January incident. In a report to council Tuesday, he said Chopp’s actions were “uncivil” and “inappropriate.”At issue was a planning report presented at the Jan. 8 council meeting regarding the possibility of allowing backyard chickens in urban areas of Norfolk.In December, council directed planning staff to provide a detailed road map for legalizing poultry in the urban zone. At the Jan. 8 meeting, principal planner Mat Vaughan presented a report that described the steps necessary to make this happen.Vaughan’s report also highlighted a warning from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit that urban poultry comes with public health risks.In response, Chopp said this was not the report council asked for and that it was going to be “a long four years” if staff insisted on deviating from council direction.Chopp said council asked for a road map for legalizing urban poultry and that this did not appear in Vaughan’s report.As she shared her remarks, Chopp tore a copy of Vaughan’s report in half.This prompted two complaints to the integrity commissioner.In his report, Mascarin noted that Norfolk council requested draft regulations in December for the legalization of urban chickens. He also noted that these regulations were not contained in Vaughan’s report of Jan. 8.Nevertheless, Mascarin upheld complaints that Chopp’s actions and treatment of Vaughan violated Norfolk’s code of conduct, council’s procedural bylaw, and Norfolk’s council-staff relations policy.“The mayor’s actions were premeditated,” Mascarin said, reciting a section of his report to council. “Her actions were not re-active or inadvertent. In her words, she ‘wanted to make a splash.’ This she did, as the media picked up and reported her actions. So did two different individuals who filed formal complaints that she acted inappropriately.”Chopp exercised her right of rebuttal under the integrity review process.Chopp told council she felt compelled to put her foot down because – early in her mandate – she was getting the feeling that county staff were stonewalling her and disrespecting her authority.She cited the urban chicken file as an example. Chopp said she asked staff for all previous reports on the matter but was told she couldn’t have them unless all council members received them so as not to give her “an advantage” over her colleagues.As for what passes for decorum, Chopp said that is constantly evolving and has no fixed point of reference. As such, Chopp asked who has the authority to define it.“There was a time when a woman wouldn’t have been allowed in this council chamber,” she said. “The democratic representative wanted to make a point and so I did.”Chopp added Vaughan did not have final responsibility for the contents of his report. She asked Vaughan at the Jan. 8 meeting whose direction he followed before she executed her dramatic gesture.“This had nothing to do with Mr. Vaughan,” Chopp said.In conclusion, Chopp said “I sincerely apologize” for actions that prompted an investigation that could cost taxpayers nearly $20,000.Integrity oversight is a new concept at Norfolk council. Tuesday’s appearance was Mascarin’s introduction to council. He said it was regrettable that everyone had to meet under these circumstances.Mascarin’s role is to analyze integrity complaints and recommend a path forward. Council decides whether to follow his prescriptions.Feelings around the council table were mixed. Charlotteville Coun. Chris Van Paassen said he heard an apology in Chopp’s rebuttal and asked whether that was sufficient for council to move on.Mascarin said the apology offered was, in his estimation, inadequate.“I don’t think that was an apology at all,” Mascarin said. “I’m not trying to be hard on Mayor Chopp. But we don’t agree on this. I actually like Mayor Chopp, but we just don’t agree.”Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman also took issue with the mayor’s position.“I absolutely did not hear an apology from Mayor Chopp,” Huffman said. “From what I’ve heard from my constituents, they are displeased with what they are seeing from this council in terms of decorum and respect.“We’re here together for the next four years so I respectfully suggest we get our stuff together.”Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin suggested the situation was more complicated than simply demanding an apology.Martin was the lone councillor to suggest that Chopp’s rebuttal was enough and that council should move on. Martin also questioned the value of an apology under duress.“I’d hate to look at any of you and tell you what words should come out of your mouth,” Martin said.Once council had endorsed Mascarin’s findings and asked for an apology, Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus, chair of Tuesday’s meeting, said the debate around the table was unique in his long experience as a municipal politician.“These are always tough ones folks,” Columbus said. “In my 34 years as a councillor, this has to be one of the toughest moments I’ve dealt with.”If the May 31 deadline passes without an apology, Mascarin says he will follow up with “a supplementary report to council if so required.”One of the people to complain to the integrity commissioner was former Simcoe Coun. Peter Black. Black was in the gallery at Governor Simcoe Square for Tuesday’s proceeding.Afterward, Black said he thought Mascarin was thorough and fair, adding he was pleased with his findings. Black said he hopes the process has taught the mayor something about interacting with people at the municipal level and the public’s expectations in this regard.“No one is higher than anybody else,” Black said. “The mayor is not the Big Daddy or the Big Mommy or the new Donald Trump. She is not the Queen of Chaos.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Im still heartbroken Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash

first_img Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Monday 13 Mar 2017, 10:02 PM No Comments By Órla Ryan ‘I’m still heartbroken’: Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in ‘substantial’ debt Kate Flynn was awarded a large payout but hasn’t received any money due to a long-running legal battle. http://jrnl.ie/3285853 Image: Shutterstock/Charcompixcenter_img Mar 13th 2017, 10:02 PM File photo Image: Shutterstock/Charcompix File photo A WOMAN WHOSE partner and friend were killed in a car crash in 2009 has spoken of her financial problems since the tragedy.Kate Flynn lost her partner Lee Salkeld and friend Brendan Donnelly in the crash. The incident happened while they were on the way to the Cork airport in October 2009. She and Brendan’s girlfriend were also in the car at the time.The driver of the other car fled the scene.Speaking to RTÉ Radio 1′s Liveline today, Kate recalled how Brendan was killed instantly but Lee drifted in and out of consciousness before he died.“He was alive for a little while in the car … I cradled Lee until he died. But when I saw he wasn’t coming back, I had to resort to tell him that it was okay to go.“I told him it was okay for him to leave, that I would love [our daughter] Sasha enough for the both of us … He passed away with that message in his ear.”Anthony Long, the driver of the other car, was later sentenced to five years in prison. Court records show that he had had several pints, shots and cocaine in his system at the time of the crash. He was released after two years.Kate said the fact Long was let out of jail after two years was “extremely” difficult for the family.She was awarded a substantial sum in damages in court. However, as Long was insured with Setanta – which went out of business – she hasn’t received any of the money.“Basically, what happened there was, when they went bust, the court said the MIBI (Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland) had to pay out the outstanding claims. The MIBI’s argument was that, in my case, the MIBI only pays out for uninsured drivers, technically Anthony Long was insured.”DebtKate said the MIBI wants the Insurance Compensation Fund to pay the money instead. The long-running battle is now in the Supreme Court. A spokesperson for the MIBI said the organisation can’t comment as the case is before the courts.Kate said she is unable to work due to the injuries she sustained in the accident and is in serious debt.I’m in substantial amounts of debt now because of this, I obviously can’t pay that back because I’m not working so I have that debt hanging over my head.Her daughter Sasha Lee, who was only five months old at the time of the crash, is now eight and due to make her First Holy Communion shortly – an event Kate said she will struggle to pay for.Part of the money she was due to receive was for a night nurse to stay with her as she has violent seizures since the accident.Kate said she is “drained” and “still extremely heartbroken”, adding: “I’m still in a lot of pain physically and emotionally.”A number of listeners to the programme got in touch to offer help.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.Read: Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their statusRead: Snowstorm changes Enda Kenny’s US plans 37,104 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Legendary Greek Singer dies

first_imgThe iconic and much loved Greek musician, Nikos Papazoglou passed away last Sunday April 17, aged 63, after an extended battle with cancer.Originally born Thessaloniki in 1948 he began performing in a number of Greek local groups in the 1960s. In 1972, he moved to Aachen in Germany with the group “Zilotes” in an attempt to break into the international music scene. The group recorded six songs in Milan, Italy. Shortly afterwards, he returned to Greece. In 1976, Greek songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos invited him to participate in Acharnees, a cycle of songs and stage acts based on the ancient comedy by Aristophanes. There Papazoglou met Manolis Rasoulis and the two, along with Dionysis Savvopoulos and Nikos Xydakis, produced in 1978 the influential Ekdikisi Tis Gyftias (The Revenge of Gypsies) The work received critical acclaim. Papazoglou and Rasoulis cooperated the following year in another successful work, Ta Dithen. Since 1984 the artist organised his tours by himself, playing in small venues in villages and small islands, gaining huge popularity with the general public. His works generated an ever-expanding audience in northern Europe and America and he became very well known as a cult persona with his signature red bandana and the playing of the baglamas. He was also a producer and sound technician to many of the underground rock scene of Greece in the 1980s through his Agrotikon Studio. Papazoglou gave a long battle against cancer, while his wife and their two children stood by his side. Papazoglou had left the hospital over the past few days and died at his family home. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Worlds Most Meta Bakery Makes Bread From Old Bread

first_img Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report You probably recycle things like bottles, cans, and newspapers. A loaf of bread, on the other hand, you might not be so inclined to recycle. Yet that’s exactly what a bakery in England is doing.Gail’s Bakery has been a fixture in London for more than a decade. They’re renowned for their delicious, freshly-baked offerings. They also have a reputation for being sustainable.Running a sustainable bakery means reducing food waste. One way Gail’s has done that is by donating leftover inventory to local charities. Not all their leftovers are suitable for donation, however.Back in January, they started working on a creative way to keep the rest from going to waste. After nearly a year of tinkering with the recipe, Gail’s is now ready to start selling recycled loaves.They call their newest item Waste Bread. Like a normal loaf, waste bread is primarily composed of flour, water, sugar, and yeast. The difference is that about a third of a Waste Bread loaf comes from unsold loaves from the previous day’s baking.Gail’s starts out by breaking the loaves up into crumbs and adding water to produce “a porridge-like mixture,” according to The Guardian. A bit is scooped out and added to fresh sourdough mix and baked into crusty, 26-ounce loaves.The loaves are nice and moist and have a slight malty flavor according to the company. Every batch is unique, since the mix of leftover bread changes from day to day.Gail’s says Waste Bread is ideal for making sandwiches. You know what would pair perfectly with the kind of big, hearty sandwich you could make with this loaf? A tall, frosty mug full of Toast… the beer that’s also made from leftover bread. For those of you who missed it the first time around, you can get your hands on the recipe and brew your very own.More on Geek.com:Dead Fish Parts to Power Norwegian Cruise Ships by 2021How to Cook Perfectly Fried Rice, According to ScientistsThese Vegan Shoes Are Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds Stay on targetlast_img read more

Wentz is still the future in Philly

first_imgWentz is still the future in PhillyComing off another huge road playoff win in Chicago, Nick Foles looks like he’s recaptured the magic he had during last year’s postseason run, and it has more than a few discussing if he should be the long term answer should he win another Super Bowl.Colin thinks Foles magic with this coaching staff and this offense is undeniable, but Wentz is still only in his second year and just scratching the surface of his potential and dealing him would be a huge mistake. One of the two will go and if Foles wins and is kept over Wentz, it would be a living-in-the-moment decision that they would regret in the long run. Even if Wentz is the right choice, every Foles win will only increase the pressure to keep him. Guests:DeAngelo Hall – FS1 NFL Analyst and former Pro Bowl cornerback; Trent Dilfer – NFL Analyst and Super Bowl winning QB; Shawne Merriman – FS1 NFL Analyst and former All-Pro linebacker; Jay Glazer – Fox Sports NFL Insider Also:– Bears are too D dependent– Totally over the Texans– Ravens right to stick with Lamar Jackson– Luck deniers look ridiculous– Where Colin was right, where Colin was wronglast_img read more

Analysts Are as Upbeat as Ever on Apple Investors Well Not So

first_imgJuly 22, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Forget that iPhone unit sales were not as strong as many had expected; that the revenue forecast fell short of the average estimate, and that there was no clarity on Apple Watch sales.Analysts, for the most part, remain as upbeat as ever on Apple Inc after investors knocked more than $65 billion off the company’s market value in initial reaction to the company’s quarterly results on Tuesday.Only one of the 16 brokerages that issued reports assessing Apple’s earnings cut its rating on the stock. Of the rest, 11 kept their “buy” or equivalent rating and four a “hold”.”We believe Apple’s future prospects have never been brighter,” Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White said in a research note, maintaining his “buy” rating.Investors remained wary, however.Apple shares, which have risen almost 19 percent this year, were down 6.4 percent at $122.35 in premarket trading.”As Apple has become the ‘gold standard’ of technology, it is held to a higher standard,” said FBR analyst Daniel Ives, who described the iPhone maker’s quarter as “good but not great.”Most analysts looked beyond the immediate disappointment.”With a new iPhone around the corner, the seasonally stronger quarters ahead and a possible Apple TV update, coupled with valuation, we would be buyers on weakness,” said analysts at Robert W. Baird, who rate the stock “outperform”.J.P. Morgan’s Rod Hall was among those who said the stock’s fall had been overdone, noting among other things the better-than-expected average selling prices for iPhones in the quarter.RISE OF THE MIDDLE CLASSGrowth in emerging markets such as China and India, where many believe Apple is likely to take market share from Android, is key a reason for optimism, analysts said.”We believe the company is positioned to exploit the rise of the middle class in these geographies over the next several years,” William Blair analyst Anile Doral, who has an “outperform” rating on Apple, wrote in a client note.Apple’s iPhone sales in China more than doubled in the quarter to $13.23 billion.Total iPhone sales rose 35 percent to 47.5 million.While that fell short of the 49 million many analysts had expected, NBC’s Mark Mahoney noted that only 27 percent of iPhone users had migrated to iPhone 6.This, he said, suggested the iPhone 6s refresh cycle will benefit the tail end of the September quarter and drive growth.Piper Jaffrey’s Gene Munster also noted that growth in iPhone sales had outstripped overall market growth, which he said was in the low teens.Munster raised target price on the stock by 6 percent to $172, while maintaining “overweight” rating.Of 48 analysts covering Apple, 16 have “strong buy” rating, 21 a “buy,” 10 a “hold” and one a “sell”, according to Thomson Reuters data. The median target price is $150.Only Cowen & Co analyst Timothy Arcuri downgraded Apple on Wednesday – to “market perform” from “outperform”.Despite rising 40 percent in the past year, Apple’s stock still trades at a significant discount to that of tech peers such as Google Inc and Microsoft Corp.As well, the stock’s current price-to-earnings multiple of 13.7 is well below its 10-year historical median of 16.2. Google trades at 22 times forward earnings, and Microsoft at 17 times.(Editing by Ted Kerr) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Straight people think bisexuals are confused and promiscuous

first_imgWhy do bisexual people hide their sexuality more than gay people?Why are lesbians the most likely to be biased against bi women?Why this young bi woman has an issue with Netflix’s Alex StrangeloveRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/straight-people-think-bisexuals-are-confused-and-promiscuous/ He discovered that straight people think bisexuals are confused and promiscuous.Bisexual women are perceived as ‘unstable and undependable’, according to Zivony’s research.‘After finding out that I’m bi, people automatically doubt my commitment to my partner. It made me wonder where they were getting this idea,’ Zivony told Gay Star News.‘It seemed to me that the culprit was the (incorrect) belief that men and women are “opposites”, which leads people to deduce that bisexuality naturally results in conflict between “opposing” attractions.’Zivony from Tel Aviv University hopes his research will not only uncover the reasons behind the stereotypes but help to find ways to overcome them.Stereotypes about bisexual womenHis latest research for the The Journal of Sex Research found that straight people have a lot of misconceptions about bisexual women.Zivony believed the negative perceptions about bi women comes from society’s vilification of women’s sexuality. Men are applauded for their sexual ‘conquests’, but sexual women are ‘often ridiculed and objectified’.‘We were dismayed to find that bisexual women were also stereotyped as being emotionally unstable and undependable,’ he said. Alon Zivony faced a lot of biphobia in life and decided to find out what straight people don’t understand about bisexuals. Bisexuals at Pride in London. | Photo: Bis of Colour ‘This attitude can be especially harmful to bisexual women, who are seen as hyper-sexual, and might be part of the reason why bisexual women are more likely to be the victims of sexual harassment and assault.’Sometimes bisexuals are ‘confused and sexual’. But those characteristics do not make bi people and their sexuality any less valid.Fighting stereotypes about bisexuals is important because ‘they limit our interactions and can be destructive for our relationships’.‘They take away our freedom to be who we are. To dismantle these stereotypes is to dismantle part of the oppression that bisexuals face on a daily basis.’It’s not all bad newsZivony said it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s bisexual population. There is hope that education will help undo the negative stereotypes about bisexual people.‘There’s one aspect of this study that makes me optimistic. If bisexual stereotypes are rooted in ignorance and misconceptions, then education should help negate these stereotypes,’ he said.‘The more we expose people to bisexuality, the less likely they are to think it defines a person’s personality.‘Also, once a person understands that gender is not a binary dichotomy, they will have no reason to assume that bisexual people are naturally conflicted.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Free Quito mini stay with Tempo Holidays

first_imgBasilica of National vote by Night Quito EcuadorFree Quito mini stay with Tempo HolidaysThe allure of the Galapagos Islands speaks for itself with its abundance of fauna and flora that is found nowhere else on Earth.Tempo Holidays is helping to make this incredible destination even more appealing for travellers by offering a free Quito mini stay pre cruise, valued at over A$900//NZ$1025.A UNESCO heritage listed city set 2859 metres above sea level, Quito is renowned for its stunning architecture. Experience rich Inca history through many museums, galleries, markets and marvel at the Colonial buildings throughout the vibrant capital.All travellers need to do is book any four or six night Santa Cruz, Isabela or La Pinta Tempo Holidays Galápagos Islands cruise by 30 May 2018 and they will receive a complimentary three day Quito mini-Stay.Prices start from A$4795//NZ$5465 for the 5 day MY Isabela II – Southern Galapagos cruise which will see travellers visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, setting foot on Floreana, where you will find Lagoon birds including flamingos, and spot sea lions and more on San Cristobal.This price includes four nights accommodation, all meals, shore excursions with guide and transfer to/from Galapagos airport.To receive this discount simply book before 30 May 2018 and travel on selected departure dates in 2018. Quote FreeQuitostay to receive discount at time of booking.Terms and conditions apply. For more information call 1300 362 844 or email res@tempoholidays.com. New Zealand call 0800 836 764 or email res@tempoholidays.co.nz.Source = Tempo Holidayslast_img read more