7 “Cristiano Ronaldo has not been trained and remains in Madeira awaiting events with the current health emergency.” With this concise phrase within the information of his training this Wednesday, Juventus confirmed that, at the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be able to return to Italy.The Portuguese soccer player traveled to Madeira on March 9 for the second time in a few days to visit his mother, Dolores Aveiro, who suffered a stroke earlier this month. At that point, CONI had already decided to suspend all sport at the national level due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and Cristiano had played his last game so far, Juventus-Inter. The Portuguese received permission from the club to travel and has been in Madeira for three days. More than I expected. His mother, according to the Italian press, is practically recovered but until the situation in Italy improves the striker will remain in his hometown, Funchal, along with the rest of his family.Cristiano Ronaldo will remain on the island until confirming the positivity of his companion’s Covid-19ñTeam member Daniele Rugani.Miguel Albuquerque, president of the regional government of Madeira, has stated that it cannot speak of this situation for reasons of data protection. “This situation is adequately analyzed and at this time I guarantee that there is no possibility of infection“the president has said.On the other hand, Pedro Ramos, regional secretary of Health, added that “the athlete and his family are asymptomatic“.A canceled flightAs reported yesterday by the Turin newspaper Tuttosport, Cristiano Ronaldo received special permission to return to Italy on a private flight from Portugal and was expected for training this Thursday in Vinovo, in which he will not participate. Since Wednesday, after Rugani tested positive for Covid-19, the Juventino club is in quarantine.
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magic coach Frank Vogel expected nothing less from his former team.Each time he sensed the Pacers were about to make a run, Vogel called timeout even after the Pacers cut a 106-96 deficit to 106-95 on Sabonis’ layup with 5:32 to go.But the last timeout didn’t slow down Oladipo, Stephenson or the Pacers, who scored the next six points to take a 111-106 lead.Gordon had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Evan Fournier wound up with 19 points for the Magic, who have lost seven straight in the series and 19 of their last 22. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After trailing by as much as 21, Oladipo’s 21-footer in the midst of a 15-0 run finally gave the Pacers their first lead at 107-106 with 3:30 to play. And they closed it out by finishing the game on an 18-6 run over the final 6:15.Still, it almost wasn’t enough.After Domantas Sabonis missed 1 of 2 free throws with 20.5 seconds to go, Orlando got two chances to tie the score and one to win it.But Aaron Gordon missed a 16-footer with 12.5 seconds left then missed two free throws with 7.9 seconds to go and Jonathan Simmons missed the go-ahead 3-pointer before Oladipo finally corralled the last rebound.“We knew it was going to be a tough second half. We played lockdown defense and we fed off of (the energy),” Stephenson said. “I know we had a tough rebounding night, but we made up for it. We just kept playing.”ADVERTISEMENT Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) scores in front of Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. APINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson delivered the perfect combination for the Indiana Pacers.After watching their fatigued and foul-prone teammates spend most of the first 3 1/2 quarters scrambling to stay close, the tag-team energizers took matters into their own hands Saturday night. They drove and dished, they made shots and they defended.ADVERTISEMENT “We knew we’d have to win the second half different than we won the first half, our intensity would have to be greater,” Vogel said. “That’s what it looked like, and we weren’t able to hang on.”TIP-INSMagic: Elfrid Payton had 12 points and five assists on a night Orlando shot 54.5 percent from the field and scored 70 points in the first half. … Only 10 opponents have failed to score at least 100 points against the Magic this season. … Orlando has lost 18 of its last 20 to Indiana, dating to March 2013, and hasn’t won in Indianapolis since 2014.Pacers: Thaddeus Young scored 20 points and Sabonis finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. … After shooting 33.3 percent in the first quarter, Indiana shot 63.4 percent from the field in the second half. … Indiana has given up 143 points in the first half of its last two games. … The Pacers have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Orlando.HE’S BACKPacers center Myles Turner returned to action Saturday after missing the previous nine games with an injured right elbow. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But he didn’t start.“We’re going to be patient with his return and work him back into the rotation,” coach Nate McMillan said before the game. “And Domantas has been doing a pretty good with the starting unit.”In less than 11 minutes, Turner had four points three rebounds and no blocks.FIGHTING THROUGHVogel wasn’t sure how long he’d last on the sideline.During pre-game availability, Vogel acknowledged he’s tried myriad treatments to fight off a cold and his voice was still pretty weak.“I’m going to try to coach but I’ve been coughing an awful lot so we’ll see how that goes,” Vogel said.He did make it through but is now 0-3 at Indiana and 0-7 against his former team. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a knockout finish.Oladipo scored 24 points, Stephenson added a season-high 21, each had five rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers overcame a late 10-point deficit to get past the struggling Orlando Magic 114-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“When that energy (is there), when the crowd is into it, the players are into it, the bench is into it — it’s unlike any other,” Oladipo said. “It’s a great environment to be a part of. It might be a little tougher you know, playing as hard as we did yesterday and coming in (tonight) and trying to repeat. But it’s a part of the NBA.”The Pacers powered through on grit. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
The Petroleum Agreement signed with ExxonMobil and its partners provides a good opportunity for the Government of Guyana to craft future contracts to ensure there are different terms to suit the country’s new realities.This view was recently expressed by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who was speaking on the sidelines of a Stakeholder’s Consultation on the Draft National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, hosted at the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).The ExxonMobil contract is slated for review in the next four years, however, Minister Trotman said he will not speculate, but it is expected that by that time, the sector would have been operationalized. Therefore there may be a number of areas Government would want to re-examine.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanMeantime, the Minister said Government has no intention of interfering with the size of the Stabroek Block, which is 6.6 million acres and spans the two extremes of the country’s borders.The People’s Progressive Party Government in 1999 signed an agreement and the block was strategically sized and this Administration, the Natural Resources Minister said, saw the wisdom in this decision.“Despite all that is claimed, the Minister of Natural Resources or whoever the Minister is that has responsibility for thep sector, does have the authority under law to vary the sizes of blocks,” Minister Trotman clarified. He informed that just a few blocks are remaining, some closer to shore and others offshore; however, the Government is still to decide when and to which companies those will be allocated.In response to a question regarding the lumping of the royalties to be received by Guyana under the contracts with Tullow Oil company and others, Minister Trotman said there is “nothing bizarre” about such an arrangement.He cited the fact that there are varying models of production sharing agreements, “and so there is no norm, things have changed but each country determines what is in its best interest.”In this case, the Natural Resources Minister believes this agreement was in the best interest of Guyana, in order to attract investors.With ExxonMobil to commence production in the next two years, Minister Trotman said how the country utilises the revenue accrued, for the benefit of future generations, is most important.“Schooling, healthcare, roads, bridges, the opening of the country, those are the preeminent concerns of mine,” the Minister said.Additionally, he has asked Business Minister Dominic Gaskin to take up the responsibility for local content development.He expects the Draft Local Content Legislation will be finalised by the end of April 2018.
PALMDALE – The City Council is expected to change its meeting dates beginning in March. Council members plan to switch meetings from the second and fourth Monday nights of each month to the first and third Wednesday nights. Wednesday nights had been the council’s traditional meeting time, but meetings were changed in 2004 to Monday nights to accommodate Councilman Richard Loa’s job in Sacramento with the Schwarzenegger administration. Loa did not seek re-election in November, so the council decided to switch back to Wednesday nights. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The switch in what weeks the meetings will be held was made to avoid a conflict for Councilman Steve Hofbauer, who attends meetings of the Orangeline Development Authority on the second Wednesday. The authority is working on creating a high-speed train link between Los Angeles and Orange counties. To make the change, council members must vote on it at both of their January meetings. The change will come up for a first vote Jan. 9 and then the final vote Jan. 23. It will take effect 30 days after the second vote. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 email@example.com
A Ballybofey man has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of two friends.Dermot Dowd, 24, of Donegal Road, Ballybofey, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Friends Kiara Baird (19), and mother-of-three Maria Wallace (38), died after the car in which they were passengers crashed at Glenfin Road, Ballybofey on September 21st, 2016.The women died instantly after the Citroën C3 car in which they were traveling was involved in a collision with a pole.Dowd was remanded in custody until the next sitting of the circuit court in January.A psychiatric report and probation court was ordered in the case.Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving causing deaths of two friends was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:courtdangerous drivingDermot DowddonegalKiara BairdMaria Wallace
23 May 2006Adverts promoting Brand South Africa have been voted among the 10 most memorable by European readers of leading international business publication The Economist.The adverts were developed by ad agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris for the International Marketing Council of South Africa – a public-private sector partnership set up to market SA – to attract investment and tourism to the country.The survey, conducted by Objective Research to assess the reading habits of Economist subscribers, randomly asked readers to score adverts according to whether they remembered seeing them, on the one hand, and whether they recalled reading them, on the other.Renault, Rolex, Cartier … South AfricaTwenty three percent of European readers who completed the questionnaire recalled seeing the International Marketing Council’s (IMC’s) adverts, putting them in 10th place on the “notable” scale.Other adverts making the top 10 promoted consumer brands such as Renault, Rolex, Cartier and Lexus and financial management service companies and banks such as HSBC, UBS Wealth Management and West LB.On the “reading” scale, indicating how effective an advert is in motivating someone glancing at it to read it, the IMC adverts moved up to 5th position – with other country adverts, for Bulgaria and Wallonia (Belgium), coming in at 9th and 10th respectively.‘Witty … unexpected’Readers of the IMC’s adverts, which highlight the potential for investing in South Africa, described them as “informative”, “witty”, “interesting”, “appealing” and “unexpected”.Commenting on the research, IMC CEO Yvonne Johnston said: “We’re very excited by these findings. Clearly the International Marketing Council’s strategy to inform thought leaders is generating interest.“Our creative and original adverts mean we’re able to cut through the advertising clutter and grab the reader’s attention with the message that South Africa is Alive with Possibility.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A couple of tweaks to the forecast this morning, but nothing major. We continue to see cooler than normal temps over the long haul, and some moisture is on the way too.Today will feature plenty of sun, with temps getting closer to normal. Clouds start to come into NW Ohio tonight. We have to keep an eye out for scattered showers in NE Ohio tomorrow morning, but they will be very spotty. The rest of the state misses out. On the whole, your Friday turns out partly to mostly sunny statewide (even after the renegade shower or two in the NE)Saturday will start with sun but clouds increase. Rain develops overnight Saturday night (mostly after midnight), first in NW areas, and then spreads south and east through the balance of Sunday and Monday. Rain totals will be from .25″-1.1″ with coverage at 80% of the state.We go dry on Tuesday, but have to deal with minor scattered showers to start off the day Wednesday…a few hundredths to a tent max, before sunshine returns.Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny, and then scattered showers reappear for Friday with totals up to .25″ and coverage at 60%.Rain through next weekSaturday finishes the 10 day period dry, and we keep the dry pattern through Tuesday the 10th. Showers roll in for Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th, but are not that impressive, totaling .1″-.4″ with 75% coverage. We swing drier and cooler than for the rest of the extended window for the Friday the 13th.
GC14XM5“Lloret de Mar – Panoramic view” (GC14XM5) delivers what the cache owner promises. The search for this micro cache leads geocachers to a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. Apache87 hid the cache in August 2007. More than two hundred geocachers have logged the difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 find.GC14XM5 – A micro cache with a viewThe growing tally of those to log GC14XM5 includes more than a dozen geocachers that found GC14XM5 on 10/10/10.GC2EY5G – Flashmob MEGAEVENT CATALUNYA 2010It’s the same day hundreds of geocachers gathered near the cache for Flashmob MEGAEVENT CATALUNYA 2010.The event celebrated ten years of geocaching. The flashmob lasted just 10 minutes as the geocachers formed a giant number 10.Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”GR34 – Pointe de la Vicomté” GC1Q0VM GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – 8/23/2010August 19, 2010In “Community””Taj” GC1A91Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2010January 17, 2011In “Community”Tessellated Pavement GCT7VH GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 10, 2012September 10, 2012In “Community”
Soon after the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Monday proposed to change the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Akshat Lal Srivastava changed his last name on Facebook.As a mark of protest, the civil service aspirant added “Ilahabadi” to his name, a reference to the faithful of Allahabad. “My message to [Chief Minister] Yogi Adityanath is that, ‘You can change the city’s name, but not mine. You cannot kill Allahabad, it is alive through my name’,” said Mr. Srivastava.Over the past week, Mr. Srivastava has started an online petition and a door-to-door signature campaign to gather support for the continuation of the name Allahabad.“This is the city of Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb representing the diverse culture of Hindu-Muslim unity. Making it Prayagraj would appease just one community and fundamentalist groups, and it would damage the universal fabric of Allahabad,” read the petition, addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind.Swami Narendra Giri, the head of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the body of 13 top Hindu sects in the country, however, welcomed the move, rejecting Allahabad as a “name of slavery.” “We have got the original name back. CM Adityanath has displayed courage in taking such a step,” said Swami Giri, adding that he would soon felicitate Mr. Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik.Mixed responseThe decision to rename Allahabad has met with mixed response in the city, with some welcoming it and others calling it an assault on the social fabric of the Sangam city.Amid the polarised opinions, a discussion on the identity of the residents has gripped the city.Zafar Bakht, who runs a prominent career coaching centre near the famous Company Bagh, was depressed by the name change and believed it to be a part of the BJP’s agenda to transform India into a “Hindu Rashtra.”“It is an emotional thing. I relate with Allahabad, not Prayagraj. Prayag is a small mohalla and a railway station here. It seems that one locality has been imposed on the entire city,” said Mr. Bakht.Jitendra Jain, a well-known doctor, while admitting that the name change would bring unnecessary logistic burdens like the need for new signboards, welcomed Prayagraj.“Prayagraj is our old culture. The name has changed but many things like the people, culture and the food of the place do not change. I have no issue with Allahabad but Prayagraj reminds us of our culture and where we stood,” said Mr. Jain.Scholars, too, have offered differing opinions. The BJP government has claimed that an ancient city of Prayag existing at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna was renamed Allahabad during the period of Emperor Akbar. However, the former head of the Medieval and Modern History Department of Allahabad University, Herambh Chaturvedi, debunked this theory, arguing that Prayag was never a city but only a pilgrimage site near the Sangam temporarily inhabited by seers and their disciples during the month of ‘magh’.Historian Laiq Ahmed supported this proposition, saying that Prayag was only a “pilgrimage station” and that the city of Allahabad was a separate entity.Mr. Ahmed said the new city came to be known as ‘Ilahavas’ or ‘Illahabas’ or the abode of the gods, depicting the influence of syncretic religion Din-i-Ilahi propagated by Akbar, who built a fort at the Sangam.Mr. Chaturvedi says the new city came to be known as Ilavaas till the time of Akbar’s grandson Shahjahan, when it started to be popularized as Illahabad.While the 1911 District Gazeeteer does not clarify if the area called Prayag was renamed as Allahabad, it says that after Akbar’s fort started to be constructed in 1572, “a new city sprang up to the west of the ancient site.”Mr. Chaturvedi adds that it was during Akbar’s rule that two barrages were commissioned to stop flooding of the plains, making the city livable.The 1911 Gazeeteer notes that though the name Prayag was still used among Hindus after the fort was built, it denoted “the scene of religious worship rather than the city.”“It is noteworthy, however, that the peasantry of the neighbourhood almost invariably call the town Alhabas, and this fact has given rise to some discussion as to whether this name is merely a Hindu-ised form of Ilahabas or whether there was really a town called after Alha, one of the celebrated Banaphar twin-brethren of Hindu story, and renamed by Akbar in the interests of Islam,” said the Gazeeteer.Professor Yogeshwar Tiwari, HOD of Medieval and Modern History at AU, however, argues that the renaming of Allahabad was a “mere correction” to its past name.“It was Akbar who renamed it as Ilahavas in 1574. He was the monarch, he had occupied India. And he was planning to construct a fort here, so that he could keep an eye on the recently acquired territories. He was here for about nine years,” said Mr. Tiwari. The professor said that the “antiquity of Prayag” dated back to the times of the Vedas and there were “plenty of evidences” of it in texts including the Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharata, Puranas and Kalidas’ Raghuvansh.“It was so holy and sacred that this place was called Thirthraj Prayag. There were other Prayags but at this place rishis and munis performed yagnas all throughout,” said Mr. Tiwari.Meanwhile, K.K. Roy, an Allahabad High Court lawyer, said he was drafting a PIL to challenge the government decision. Mr. Roy said his plea would be based on a 1975 government notification according to which the “names of places of historical importance should not be changed” and on the documented historicity of the location.“Prayag and Illahabad are separate entities. Prayag was a pilgrimage site, Allahabad was a city. It reeks of communal agenda to say that Akbar changed Prayag to Allahabad,” said Mr. Roy.
Quarters: 24-22, 46-36, 63-52, 84-79. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups “Until the end, you can’t be complacent,” quipped coach Jerry Codiñera.Jerome Garcia went 3-of-8 from three to pace EAC (6-7) with 15 points and two rebounds, while Jethro Mendoza had 13 in the defeat.The Scores:ARELLANO 84 – Canete 27, Salado 23, Flores 16, Dela Cruz 13, Enriquez 3, Nicholls 2, Alcoriza 0, Meca 0, Concepcion 0, Taywan 0.EAC 79 – Garcia 15, J. Mendoza 13, Guzman 12, Onwubere 10, Diego 9, Tampoc 8, Munsayac 4, Pascua 4, Bugarin 4, I. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Corilla 0.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games An NBA first: Every coach who started last season is back With Arellano holding a slim 79-76 lead in the final 46.6 seconds, EAC still had a puncher’s chance until Francis Munsayac lost the ball to Kent Salado, who then passed the rock to Levi dela Cruz for an attempt.Though Dela Cruz would miss the fastbreak drive, Jervin Guzman was whistled for a looseball foul in the rebound play which took the air out of the Generals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Chiefs took advantage of EAC’s 31 fouls as they shot 30-of-47 from the charity stripe, including a 12-of-18 clip in the final 5:23.The Generals, in contrast, only shot 7-of-12 from the 15-foot line and even saw key players like Sidney Onwubere and Guzman foul out of the game. View comments MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netArellano kept itself in the Final Four race, staving off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-79, Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Michael Cañete unleashed a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Kent Salado fired 23 markers, five assists, and two boards as the Chiefs stayed alive with their 5-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges