Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

first_imgTOKYO — Tokyo’s main Olympic stadium is starting to take shape as structures of what will become spectator stands are being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the site Tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSuzuki cited the suicide earlier this year of a worker linked to overwork, or “karoshi,” and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project.The stadium delay was part of Japan’s troubled Olympics preparations, underscoring a widespread lack of cost-control. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img LATEST STORIES At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentslast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins, on the Warriors’ potential: ‘Scary’

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bolick helps San Beda fend off Perpetual in NCAA opener Read Next Cousins has been an All-Star in each of the last six seasons, averaging at least 24 points per game in each of those. With the Warriors, he knows the scoring numbers will likely dip.Again, he apparently has no problem with that. He said he can see some nights where he takes only four shots, even though that’s happened only four times in his 535-game career.“It may be some games where I’m the leading scorer,” Cousins said. “I look at that as a positive. I don’t have to be the guy every night. I’ve always wanted a team where everything doesn’t rely on me and now I’m in that position.”He’s going to be in playoff position as well. Cousins has never lost an NBA playoff game, because he’s never appeared in an NBA playoff game. His last postseason playing experience was with Kentucky and its run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2010.“I’m coming in just playing my part,” Cousins said. “I’ll do whatever it takes to help this team win. Of course, I’m in a position where I’m able to play for a championship and every NBA player’s goal is to win a championship. So I’m coming in and I’ll do whatever it takes.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team The rest of the league likely agrees.Cousins signed his contract Friday to join the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors for this coming season, one in which he’ll make $5.3 million. He isn’t sure when his surgically repaired Achilles will allow him to start playing with his new team — being ready for the start of training camp seems quite doubtful — but he can already envision what might happen when he returns to form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Of course it’s going to take a lot of hard work, a lot of hard work and dedication, and also a lot of sacrifice from not only myself but other guys on the team as well,” Cousins told reporters Friday night at the NBA Summer League. “That’s something that we all are aware of and that’s something we accepted already.”When he returns, something he says he won’t do until he’s back to 100 percent, the Warriors could have a starting five composed entirely of 2018 All-Stars — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at guard, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green at forward, Cousins at center. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West It’s mindboggling even for Warriors coach Steve Kerr to think about.“We just felt like we didn’t have enough All-Stars,” Kerr deadpanned in an in-game interview with ESPN’s Mark Jones and Doris Burke during the Warriors’ summer league game Friday.Kerr told the story of his meeting with Cousins and how he asked him the following first question: When seven consecutive possessions go by and Curry and Thompson take all the shots, how will you feel?If it was a test, Cousins passed easily. He assured Kerr that wouldn’t be a problem.“We wanted to make sure it made sense for both sides,” Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) shoots a free throw in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal _ not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA Free Agency period, but the most intriguing. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, file)LAS VEGAS — DeMarcus Cousins perfectly summed up the potential of the Golden State Warriors.“Scary,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

On the Rise: Peter G

first_img– Advertisement – Peter G Rated as one the best upcoming Liberian artists in the Diaspora, Peter G’s sweet childhood came to an end at about the age of seven, when the civil war erupted in Liberia.Peter G and his family were forced to flee to Ivory Coast as refugees. Sadly on the way there, he lost contact with his parents for a day and spent it surviving on palm kernel.“This was one of the most disturbing times of my life not knowing if i will ever see them again. Worst of all, we went days without eating, just water and little things like palm kernel or bush fruits,” he said.As a child who came from a humble background, Peter now has to struggle in his new found country to make a living, but the scar of the war and the bloodshed he witnessed left him traumatized for years, which led him to seek music as a rescue.Even when he turned to music and started shaping his vocal and written skills, he was not accepted and on many occasions, friends and family mocked him saying he won’t make it as a musician.As time passed, Peter became obsessed with Congolese and Ivorian music and by his early 20s, he recorded his first single called ‘Lee-lay-lay.’The song was only distributed among friends to get their responses, which didn’t go down well with him. However, after immigrating to the US in 1998, Peter G started to rethink his career and in no time, he started attending music seminars and classes to perfect his vocal and writing skills.“I was hurt and felt betrayed at that time by friends. That really pulled me back from recording songs but I was still writing lyrics during my spare time. However, I have now realized that those friends were sincere by mocking and criticizing my first single, which helped me to improve a lot,” he said.And in no time, Peter G dropped his debut single, ‘Can I Say,’ which went on to be well received among Liberians in the US and garnered some of the best reviews, leading the song to be nominated for the Liberia entertainment awards. He even performed at the award ceremony.“This was one of the biggest highlights of my career. And since then, I have been working hard to release quality songs and going on tour,” he said.Peter, whose lyrics and vocal power speaks directly to soul, is the kind of musician whose songs have different messages focusing on different life situations, and blending his native Bassa language with Liberian ‘colloquial’His ability to do so, while switching from one genre to another in one a single, sets Peter apart from the others.Although he has not reached his peak yet, Peter G is just a few days away from breaking into the mainstream of Liberia’s already struggle industry.But apart from music, Peter plans to return to school soon to pursue his master’s degree in marriage and family counseling. While he remains determined to succeed in his music career, he also recognizes the importance of perfecting his knowledge and skills in other areas and striving for higher education.A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and the first in his family to earn a college degree, Peter has just completed his first leg tour in three US states popular with Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GDF driver placed on $1M bail

first_img– for Soesdyke fatal accidentBy Paula GomesUnrepresented by legal counsel, 24-year-old Zamani Archibald of Region Six (East Berbice/Ctyne), a driver attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), stood arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on Thursday morning, charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.Deceased: Harry Persaud, aka “Saw Doctor”The charge he faces detailed that, on March 11, 2017, he drove motor pickup DFB 1566 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of 65-year-old pensioner Harry Persaud of Lot 7 Public Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on that community’s highway.Archibald pleaded not guilty to the allegation, and after the prosecutor had proffered no objection, bail was set at the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000), and Archibald was ordered to return to court on August 30, 2017.On the fateful day of the accident, Persaud, also called “Saw Doctor”, was giving his granddaughter a ride on his pedal cycle en route to the Rubis Service Station when a vehicle belonging to the GDF struck them off the cycle. Persaud reportedly sustained injuries to his head and other parts of the body, while the infant suffered a fractured shoulder and lacerations to her hand and head.Harry Persaud’s injured granddaughterAccording to reports, they both were rushed to the Diamond Regional Hospital by the same vehicle, and while Persaud was pronounced dead on arrival, his injured granddaughter was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in a critical condition and admitted a patient there.The dead man leaves to mourn his wife, five children and relatives.last_img read more

Views mixed over success of councils

first_img(818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “When provided nurture and support, the neighborhood council can develop and grow out of infancy and adolescence and become a strong, healthy, well adjusted and vital contributor to a better Los Angeles,” said Cliff Jacobs, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. The 29-member blue-ribbon review commission is required by City Charter and was established in 1999 after voters approved the formation of the councils. Since their formation, the councils have been praised by some council members and constituents and virtually ignored as unnecessary and ineffective by others. Eighty-six neighborhood councils exist today with an annual budget of $50,000 a year for each council, totaling $4.3 million. The councils are overseen by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which some neighborhood council members complain overburdens them with bureaucratic requirements. rick.coca@dailynews.com VAN NUYS – Dozens of community members gathered Tuesday to address a blue-ribbon panel put together to improve the operation of neighborhood councils, which have come under criticism for being too ineffective. Neighborhood council leaders from across the San Fernando Valley aired concerns that the local bodies lacked authority over building and planning issues, did not have sufficient support from the city, and were stymied by internal grievances. “Neighborhood councils are wasting time with squabbles and infighting instead of trying to make them better,” said Cile Borman, president of the Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council. Still, others said the seven-year experiment in citizen democracy was progressing as it should. last_img read more

Manchester City sell starlet to Monaco for £9million

first_imgMarcos Lopes has left Manchester City to join Ligue 1 side Monaco.The 19-year-old is understood to have cost the French club around £9million.City boss Manuel Pellegrini had insisted Lopes would only be leaving City on loan in his press conference on Friday lunchtime, hailing the young midfielder as a top talent.Pellegrini said: “Marcos is still a player here for Manchester City. We will see his future in the next hours.“I think Marcos needs to play more in another club. He is a very good player. I am sure in the future he will be part of our club, but for this year he must continue trying to play as much football as he can.“Here he has a lot of competition with David (Silva) and Samir (Nasri) so it is better for him to go on loan.”But moments after Pellegrini had discussed Lopes’ future, City announced that they had sold the Portugal Under-21 international to Monaco.Lopes was regarded as one of City’s most promising youngsters after joining the club from Benfica in 2011.He made an immediate impact with a goal on his debut – becoming City’s youngest-ever goalscorer at 17 years and nine days – in an FA Cup tie against Watford in January 2013.But had made just five appearances for City in total and, having spent a successful spell on loan at Lille last season, has now been allowed to return to France with Monaco. Marcos Lopes 1last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgAIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NEWSSpring CleanSpring Clean on Saturday 31st March in Drumkeen and the surrounding areas, meeting at St. Patrick’s hall at 10am. Litter pickers, gloves and refuse sacks will be available at the hall .Everyone is asked to come along and help, or clean up their own areas. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 21st Mar 03,08,23,24. No jackpot winner 2 Nos 4 winners €25 each Daniel Slevin, Mountcharles Joe o Connell, Kilmacrennan Gerry Mc Monagle, L/K Derek Mc Geehan, C/o SM Next weeks jackpot €2800Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the night.Youth Club Youth Club leaders Fri 30th Mar.7.30-9.30pm. Patricia Guthrie, Brenda Gralton.Free Computer CourseThe Congress Resource Centre in Letterkenny is currently running a computer course for beginners. All ages catered for. (2 hours per day for 3 days.)The course covers Basic keyboard skills, email, Skype, etc. Contact Catriona on 074 9128010 for details.St. Mary’s GAABingo @9 in Parish Hall each Tuesday lotto results for 20/03/12 DN,GY,RN TY 2 WINNERS WITH 3 Peter Conaghan Raphoe and Jason Fair Convoy NX Weeks JACKPOT €4250Tickets are currently on sale for club development draw to take place on April 8th 15 prizes in total top prize of €5000 €20 FOR 3 OR €10 FOR 1Please support as all monies raised go to the upkeep and  Development at the Pitch. Congrats to all involved with the club on getting the Lights up and running .Well done to all committee members and indeed everyone who has fundraised and helped in any way it is a brilliant achievement for the Club keep up the good work.Drumkeen Utd Our 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’s Bar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Tickets available from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208)Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published. please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL: DONEGAL PUTTING IT UP TO KERRY

first_imgDonegal fans on Hill 16 for today’s double header against Kerry.Donegal 0-06 Kerry 0-08Donegal trail Kerry by two points at half time in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final at Croke Park on a scoreline of 0-08 to 0-06.Donegal, making their first ever appearance in a minor final, took an early lead against the favourites when Brennan tapped over the first point of the game. The Kingdom hit back with two points to lead by a single score after five minutes but Declan Bonner’s youngsters bounced back and led by 0-03 to 0-02 when McGonagle put over the bar from 50 metres.After keeper Shane Ryan reacted brilliantly to deny a Donegal goal, Kerry put over two unanswered points to lead by 0-05 to 0-03 after 15 minutes.Both sides exchanged points to keep two between at the break.     ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL: DONEGAL PUTTING IT UP TO KERRY was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:allcrokedonegalfintalFootballIrelandKerryparklast_img read more

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF FOR FANS THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE

first_imgMichael will even get you a Dublin jersey if you want one this ChristmasMichael Murphy Sports and Leisure is helping you gear up for Christmas with great deals in-store across all the leading brands including Nike, Asics, Adidas, Puma, Canterbury and Underarmour.The store has got off to a great start since it was opened at the end of the summer catering for all the needs of young and older sports fans alike.And Christmas will be no different at www.michaelmurphysports.ie There’s something for all sports’ fans this festive season, from golfers to GAA fans, outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics. The shop also caters for pool, snooker, darts and racquet sports.The custom-built golf section stocks the northwest’s most comprehensive range of golfing brands, making it the ideal place to buy gifts for the golfer in your life. The range includes Callaway, Taylormade, Titliest, Wilson and Footjoy. There’s also a selection of golf sets for beginners, kids and budding young golfers. The shop has the northwest’s only state-of-the-art golf simulator and vouchers for lessons with the in-house PGA professional are also available. Or, why not give the gift of choice this Christmas with the perfect present, a Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure gift card.The Station Roundabout store also accepts Shop LK vouchers and here’s a flavour of what you can expect when you shop in-store or online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieEVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF FOR FANS THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 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:CHristmasMichael Murphy Sportslast_img read more

2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners named

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A plan to educate young students about agriculture and fund 4-H agriscience programs in major cities earned Leah Brown of Warren County, Natalie Pavlick of Hamilton County and Tyler White and Mercedes Woodson, both of Montgomery County, the first place award in the 2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals.Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the challenge brings together youths age 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.The contest started in March when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. Then in May, 10 teams competed to advance in the semifinals, with four teams advancing to the finals, which were held during the Ohio State Fair.The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities. Scholarships were given to each participant based on their team’s placing: first, $250; second, $150; third, $50, fourth, $25.Judges for the finals were Sereana Howard Dresbach, Dresbach Consulting; Elizabeth Casasanta, Ohio State University assistant director of competitive admissions, and state Rep. Brian Hill, chairman of the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“You’ve all spent a long time on your projects, and I can tell the effort you all put in and the passion you expressed today for the topics you chose,” Hill said. “Maybe we will even see some of these policies being proposed or implemented in legislation in the general assembly.”Other finalists and their proposals:Second: Natalyn Landis of Fairfield County. Her proposal addressed dropout rates. It suggested funding for after-school programs in every county including an after-school educator to implement programs free for all students or requiring every school in the state offer the New Directions After School Program.Third: Emily Kanney of Richland County and Jacob Serio of Morrow County. They want to improve roads in Richland County and proposed redistribution of the gas tax so more of it goes to road maintenance and improvement.Fourth: Katie Conley, Rachael Herring and Alec Ogg, all of Wyandot County and Shaye Creamer and Jordan Furer, both of Ridgemont High School. Their “Fitness Out of the Classroom” proposal focused on getting Fitbits for eighth graders in six schools to track their fitness and see if fitness improves based on having a Fitbit.last_img read more