World Surf Tour event suspended after shark attack The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match.They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like “Trainwreck” and the new R-rated comedy “Blockers.”Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called “Total Bellas” with her twin sister, Brie. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Us Weekly was first to report the breakup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, photo, John Cena, left, and Nikki Bella attend the LA Premiere of “Blockers” at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Bella tweeted that she and Cena have ended their engagement, saying that they’ve made the mutual decision to break up after six years together. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do.”Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.ADVERTISEMENT
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, left, catches the ball in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill, right, during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WALTHAM, Mass. — Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title.This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial With Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving coming back from injuries to join fellow All-Star Al Horford and young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston Celtics general manager doesn’t really need to do much to give the NBA’s most-decorated franchise a chance at its 18th title.And that’s not really in Ainge’s nature.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I like this group of guys,” he said Monday, a day after the Celtics lost Game 7 of the conference finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We’re not looking to make changes, other than a handful of tweaks.”But he also said: “You never know what opportunities will present themselves.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Celtics finished with the No. 1 seed in the East in 2017, but the five-game loss to the Cavaliers in the conference finals reinforced what Ainge already suspected: that that team was not going to take the next step.He went after Hayward (and, unsuccessfully, Kevin Durant), then won the draft lottery.It still wasn’t enough.When Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him, Ainge pounced, giving up fan favorite Isaiah Thomas in a package that left Boston with 11 new players. (He also wheeled the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia for a future No. 1 and the right to draft Tatum — the player he says he really wanted.)Despite losing Hayward in the first quarter of the season opener, and Irving in March, the Celtics had home-court advantage for Game 7 and led the Cavaliers with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. But with the Celtics shooters turning ice cold, LeBron James proved to be too much, amassing 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while playing every second of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early “The farther you go in the playoffs, the more difficult it is to lose,” Ainge said. “It was one of those games we lost that we should have won. That’s going to eat at all of us for a while.”But the team’s performance in the playoffs also gave the Celtics reason to believe that this team may be good enough to contend for the title. And with the two injured All-Stars returning, this summer doesn’t have to be like last summer.“Last year, we didn’t know all that stuff was going to happen, but we do feel we have a bright future with this team,” Horford said. “It’s something we’re all looking forward to. We can’t think about ‘what could have been.’ But when Kyrie is on our team, we’re at another level.”The biggest issue for the Celtics this year is holding onto guard Marcus Smart, who is a restricted free agent and expected to draw offers of $12 million to $14 million. Ainge said the team is willing to pay the luxury tax if that’s what it takes to build a contender.And Smart said he wants to stay.“They’re already planning for me to be here,” he said at the team’s practice facility after exit interviews. “I want to be in Boston. I’ve been here for four years. My heart’s here.”Center Aron Baynes is an unrestricted free agent, as are Greg Monroe and Shane Larkin.“I hope we have something special with this group,” said Brown, who in his second year averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. “But in this league, you never know.”And with Ainge calling the shots, it’s almost impossible to predict the future.“We’re not going to do something unless it makes us better. And there’s no guarantee that those deals are there,” Ainge said. “At this time last year, I didn’t think we would have 11 new players.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
As pressure continues to mount for the establishment of a Local Government Commission, the coalition Government is yet to announce the names of its nominees. This is despite the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition having revealed its three nominees for the Commission some three months ago.When asked about the Government’s nominees at the Post Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon could not confirm whether his Administration has selected its nominees for the Commission.“I will make an enquiry about the Government’s nominee, I can’t say to you now that we have the names of the persons who are going to be there… we (may) have some indication of the people we are looking at but I’m not at liberty to say who those persons are,” he told reporters.Only Tuesday last, the PPP protested the Ministry of the Presidency over the delay in the establishment of the Local Government Commission by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, whom they believe is attempting to usurp its power to gain control of all local authority areas.During the picketing exercise, PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha posited it seemed that Government has ulterior motives for this setback. “We feel he isn’t appointing the Commission because Government wants to control these local authority bodies,” Mustapha told media operatives on Tuesday last.However, the Minister of State pointed out that on the contrary, steps are being taken by the Communities Ministry to locate suitably office space for the Commission.“The Ministry of Communities is actively taking steps to find a building to house the Commission and ensuring that all the processes that we cross the ‘Ts’ and dot the ‘Is’ so that we find the most suitable building. There are some buildings that have already been identified by that process,” Harmon noted.The Minister of State further outlined that all the other issues in relation to the furniture and so on, have already been catered for; as such, it can be expected that within a short space of time, the Commission will be established.The Local Government Commission, when establish, will have oversight over the various local authority areas in the country. It would also be responsible for appointing officials in the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and local authority areas, as well as the approval of budgets for the NDCs.Former acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba, and former Local Government Ministers Norman Whittaker and Clinton Collymore were nominated as the PPP’s representatives on the Local Government Commission.
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has awarded certificates to 36 persons who participated in a weeklong intensive training program in Legislative Drafting at the Capitol Building in Monrovia. LRC said the participants were drawn from various government ministries and agencies and were given theoretic and practical training in the course work.At the end of the training, LRC allowed the participants to benefit from a weeklong internship with the Legislature (Senate and House Legal and Drafting Offices), Governance Commission (GC) and LRC. Through the internship, The LRC exposed the participants to practical drafting using real documents. As a result of the training, one of the participants was awarded a contract at the Executive Mansion, and may be permanently assigned at the House when members of that body return from their agriculture break. In his keynote address, the Director-General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Nyemah, urged the participants to make use of the knowledge they have acquired.‘’This is the first time in the history of our country that such a course has been entirely organized and offered by Liberian lawyers and legislative professionals. Pass on what you have learned because ‘knowledge shared is also knowledge gained,” said Mr. Nyemah.Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Madam Gladys K. Johnson, who is now the Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, encouraged the participants to apply what they have learned in the performance of their jobs. Justice Johnson admonished the newly certified legal drafters to draft laws in a manner and form that will reflect professionalism, love for country and discipline as laws drafted by them will not only benefit them, but generations to come. “You do not put your feelings into laws you draft. The intent of the law comes from the proponents of that law. Your work is to ensure that the laws you draft are unambiguous and simple, so simple that violations of those laws cannot be blamed on its wordings and constructs,” said Justice Johnson.Attorney Nadia S. Kamara, who spoke on behalf of the participants, pleaded with her colleagues to stick together and forge a bond that will eventually mature into “an association of enlightened and credible legal and legislative drafters.” “What we have started here today is indeed the beginning from which greater things will come. Let us hold together and see how we turn out to be,” said Kamara.Attending the program were The Co-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Worlea S. Dunah; Vice President for University of Liberia Relations, Norris Tweh; Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mildred Sayon; Ambassador Charles Minor of the Board of Tax Appeals; Professor of Law and Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, and Deputy Minister of Justice for Codification, Harriet Badio.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 2017 spill from Keystone released almost 10,000 barrels of oil near Amherst, S.D. CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it has shut down the Keystone pipeline while it investigates a potential oil spill in North Dakota.In a brief statement on Wednesday, the Calgary-based company says it is investigating a possible incident after detecting a drop in pressure near its facilities at Edinberg, N.D., at about 9:20 p.m. MT on Tuesday.It says Keystone customers have been notified the pipeline will remain shut down while it investigates the incident.- Advertisement -According to The Associated Press, some wetlands appear to have been affected by the oil leak, but not any sources of drinking water.There are no estimates of volume or how much land may have been affected.A segment of the pipeline in Missouri was shut down in early February for nearly two weeks after a leak of about a dozen barrels of oil was discovered.Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2019.Companies in this article: (TSX:TRP) The Canadian PressAdvertisement
0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans celebrate Jacques Tuyisenge’s goal against Petro Atletico during their CAF Confederations Cup Group D match at the Kasarani Stadium on March 17, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 – The body mandated to run government owned sports facilities in the country, Sports Kenya, has bowed to social media pressure and allowed Gor Mahia to use the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani for their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final match against RS Berkane on April 7.In a statement released by its Director General Pius Metto on Friday evening Sports Kenya say they have asked the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to end their shopping expo that was to run from April 3-7, a day before. This means that the Kasarani Stadium will be available for Gor to use on Sunday April 7th.The same director general had earlier on written to Gor Mahia telling them to ‘either use Meru or Machakos’ as they had made prior arrangements with KAM to have the expo at the stadium and that stance was not about to change.This is despite Kasarani, constructed in 1987 to host the All Africa Games being a Sports Complex and first priority always given to sporting events.Social media had gone bonkers entire Friday afternoon with football lovers protesting the decision to push Gor to the second-grade Machakos stadium and give priority to KAM who have almost zero connection to sports.Sports Kenya had attempted to flex their muscles shutting down the calls for them to consider their primary role of promoting sports in the country, but the power of Kenyans on Tiwtter ultimately became too much for them to bear.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
1 Massimo Cellino Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been found guilty of tax evasion and fined €40,000 in an Italian court, according to reports in Sardinia.Cellino has been convicted for failing to pay VAT on an imported Range Rover in a court in Cagliari, according to Italian news website L’Union Sarda.it.The 58-year-old, who recently served a four-month ban by the Football League for failing to pay tax on a yacht, was acquitted of customs offences on the Range Rover, which had been imported from the United States.Cellino may now face investigation by the Football League to establish whether this latest conviction was confirmed by the court judge to be a dishonest act.The same judge in Cagliari, Dr Sandra Lepore, convicted Cellino of tax evasion in relation to his yacht, Nelie, last year and fined him €600,000 euros.That conviction led to the former Cagliari owner being disqualified from having any executive influence at Leeds for four months by the Football League.The League ruled that because the tax offence involving the yacht Nelie had been confirmed by the Italian judge to have been a dishonest act, Cellino failed its Owners and Directors test.Cellino was banned in December and failed to have his disqualification overturned at a Football League hearing in January.The ban was extended until the end of the season as a result of Cellino’s failure to disclose court documents, which confirmed non-payment of tax on Nelie had been a dishonest act.Cellino returned to office at Leeds following the expiry of his ban on May 3 and has since had his Leeds ownership status approved by the League.He is currently appealing against his disqualification through the Football Association’s arbitration process.Cellino’s legal team claimed the guilty verdict against him in Italy over his yacht Nelie should not be classed as a formal conviction until it has passed through three stages of appeal, an argument which was turned down when he challenged his League disqualification earlier this year.The former Cagliari owner also faces a separate court hearing in Italy for tax evasion in relation to a second yacht, Lucky 23, in October. That case was adjourned until October 16 earlier this month.News website Cagliaripad reported the yacht Lucky 23 had been imported from the US to Italy in a container in May 2011 and that Cellino had been charged with failing to pay 84,122 euros on tax duty.
1 Wilfried Bony Wilfried Bony believes he should have started for Manchester City in their defeat at Barclays Premier League title rivals Arsenal on Monday.The Ivory Coast striker had scored three in four games while City’s talismanic forward Sergio Aguero was missing with a heel injury.But Aguero was declared fit ahead of the clash at the Emirates Stadium and came straight into a side that was then beaten 2-1 by the Gunners.With manager Manuel Pellegrini’s position already under increased speculation given Pep Guardiola’s announcement he will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer, City have now failed to win away in the Premier League since mid-September.And Bony has heaped more pressure on his manager after claiming he should have been tasked with leading the line at Arsenal instead of coming on around the hour-mark as an ineffectual Aguero departed.When asked if he deserved to be playing, the former Swansea forward said: “I think so.“He (Aguero) is coming back from injury. He hasn’t played for a couple of weeks. I’m disappointed today that I didn’t start but I’m not the coach.“The coach does what he thinks is best for the team. I’m sure everyone on the bench wants to play. He just has to choose 11 players.“So when I come on I just try to do my best to try to score or to give an assist to the other players to score to help the team to win.”Bony, 27, arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Swansea in January for a fee of £28million but has only started 10 league games in that time.He also revealed he would talk to Pellegrini about his position amid speculation regarding his own future.“That’s my feeling today,” he said when asked if he would air his views to his manager.“We have lost the game so we just have to be ready for the next game. I will continue to work hard and think about the next game, prepare very well then it will depend on the coach who he is going to put in.”Bony was then asked if it summed up where he was in Pellegrini’s thinking if he was dropped as soon as Aguero was deemed fit enough to start.“That’s what I mean,” he said.“Everyone on the team wants to play but the coach has to choose 11 players. If it’s good for the team like this it’s okay. We go with that. Everyone must be ready to give 100 per cent.”
1 Arsenal are readying a mammoth £51million bid for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in Italy.The Spaniard is a wanted man this summer with former club Real Madrid and Manchester United also keen on his signature.Real have a £23.6m buy-back option on the 23-year-old, but may consider selling him on to Arsenal straight away for a huge profit, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.The report suggests Arsenal have been in contact with Real, rather than Juventus, to try and work out whether they will activate their buy-back clause for Morata.The Spain international, who scored 11 goals for Juve last season, is understood to be open to a lucrative move to the Premier League and Arsenal are planning to make him their first choice striker ahead of Olivier Giroud if they can negotiate a deal for him. Alvaro Morata is a wanted man after scoring 11 goals for Juventus last season
I am literally standing on the brakes. My arms push my back into the seat as I adopt a crash position and hold on to the steering wheel knowing this is not going to end well.This was the week I had planned to do an end of year write-up on my wee Fiat Dobló and here we are brakes full on as we brace ourselves for a crash landing into the back of a brand new Audi A4.Although this is happening at a lightning-fast pace, the outcome of it seems to take forever to happen. Will I hit the rear of this Audi or try and aim for the road sign notifying us of a Bazaar in Aid of Concern with support act, Lisa Mc Hugh in Jackson’s Hotel along the side of the road, or will I head for the early Brexit election sign beside it further down the road? Advertisement Going for the Brexit option and leaving the road and heading for the ditch has its risks but time is against us here as that German Audi is looming big through the windscreen.Do what as I say not what I doMy mind wants me to go around the inside of this Audi and head for the ditch but my body is just welded to the footbrake and steering wheel in panic. Here is me always preaching away about keeping a safe distance from the car ahead and I’m about to go crashing into a car in front of me!Our location is on the N56 past Kilross Junction heading from Stranorlar at the temporary traffic lights for the road and flood repair work. It is rush hour on a dark, cold Friday evening. It’s not freezing but the roads are greasy from gritting. Advertisement On the road out of Letterkenny the traffic was very heavy and for me I had they extra distraction of a car driving very close on my rear bumper, I dropped back a bit to let them past but they didn’t take up the offer, just remained on my rear bumper.When we got as far as Kilross the traffic was moving more freely than normal. This could have been the result of the traffic lights ahead up the road which was leaving gaps for cars to get out at the junction.As we head towards the location of the traffic lights a full section of cars are coming in the opposite direction in a group their lights blinding everyone. The inbound towards Stranorlar has spread out a bit before the traffic lights bring them to a halt. All of a sudden it was like the bellows of an accordion in reverse as all the cars came to a complete stop even though our light for go was still on green!One year of driving this Fiat van which I bought as a demo with only 27 miles on the clock now it has covered 21,361 miles with little more than a couple of gentle nudge marks from cars opening doors in carparks and here it is within 20 yards of this accident as it’s just about to celebrate its first year on the roads of Donegal with an unmerciful bang.Had the boys in Germany or Italy applied another coat of paint to the Audi or my Fiat we would have touched. That’s how close I ended up at the back of the Audi but somehow we didn’t crash. The only casualty from this incident was a Canon Flash which went flying from the passenger’s seat and demolished itself against the dash in the heavy braking.As we came to a stop the Audi just started to move off as if by magic possibly unaware of what happened behind it. The van is now sitting a bit sideways on the road but no damage was done, thank god. The brakes, tyres and anti-skid devices all did their job perfectly. The survival space did work but only just, it was driver error on my part to not notice the car in front of me stopped that was the biggest cause of this possible accident.Counting the costI came away from the traffic lights with €600 worth of damage to my camera flash which had to be replaced and I was very happy to get away with it. Over the weekend I have passed through those traffic lights about six times.On the night of my incident the thought cross my mind that these lights were not well signposted but a daylight run through the section of road I was to discover that the council had more warning red flags on it than a narcissist’s notebook!A warning at 400m of the traffic lights ahead at the roadwork near Kilross. Photo Brian McDaidOne of the signs on the approach to the roads works warning traffic not to overtake. Photo Brian McDaidOne of the road works signs along the road at the traffic light near Kilross this week. Photo Brian McDaid.That’s the thing about narcissists, if any of you were ever unlucky enough to have any dealings with one, you will well know that you never see the “red flags” to well after the event. The council had eight warning signs from over 900 meters before the traffic lights on each side of the road to the road works, that’s a total distance if 1800 meters or a mile of warnings in old money.Because I didn’t have an accident on Friday night last, I can talk about this and share my experience on what I did wrong in the hope that someone might learn from my mistakes.The difference in what the same roads works look like at night as they traffic comes to a stop at the traffic lights at the road works.Photo Brian McDaidI also think respectfully of the number of accidents I have attended on the N56 between Letterkenny and Stranorlar from 1985 as a fireman and only know too well how many families that have lost loved ones along that road.Keeping your distance in normal driving situations from the car in front of you is one of the most important things you can do.It gives you space to react to changes on the road in front of you, as long as you are paying attention, not like me!Everything is against a driver in the winter months especially when there is no snow.When there is snow people slow down. When there is no snow, roads are still treated which give us a false sense of security that they are not slippery but they are.Low temperatures cause normal everyday tyres to have less grip on the road but we still try and cover the same journey in the same amount of time. We are still risking life and especially on the rush into Christmas.Today this wee Fiat Van that avoided an accident on Friday night last on the N56 will undergo its PSV for roadworthiness at the PSV test centre which is also along the N56 out of Letterkenny.Whatever the outcome of its test it will be, it will be nothing to the test it passed with honours on Friday night.One year of motoring on the roads of Donegal and The Fiat Dobl has covered over 20, 000 miles without a bother Photo Brian McDaid.Happy Motoring Folks.DD Motoring: Slip-Sliding Away was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daiddonegalicemotoringROADS