Games will be trouble-free: security chief

first_img“I know we are just three days into the 2015 Games but the genuine support, commitment and cooperation of our people have been incredible,” acting Deputy Commissioner Andrews said.He thanked all members of the organizing committee for their support and cooperation and the government for its support in funding.”I want to thank commander of the security operations for the 2015 Games Chief Superintendent David Manning and committee members for their support and tireless efforts,” he sfaid.. Mr Andrews said planning began in early 2013.”Despite many challenges, we have managed to peacefully welcome the opening of the games and are now going into the first three days of the games.“It’s our responsibility as police officers to provide security for the games so that participants and supporters from other sister countries can fully enjoy the true spirit of the 2015 Pacific Games without encountering any problems.“I also want to extend my appreciation to the venue commanders and members of the Royal PNG Constabulary the PNG Defence Force, Correctional Service and other state agencies for their dedication and commitment to come together to achieve this early positive result.“I am confident of positive outcomes in as far as security and safety for our visitors is concerned,” Andrews, who is chairman of the Games police security operations, said.last_img read more

Petron, F2 duel one last time

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments 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 Petron’s coach Shaq delos Santos said they learned a painful lesson in Thursday’s Game 2, where they thew away a 2-1 set lead and a 9-0 edge in the fourth frame.“We absorbed those lessons and we’ll get better in Game 3,” Delos Santos said of the winner-take-all match set 4 p.m. on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.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 folkThe Blaze Spikers, who underwent a massive rebuilding, would also be eyeing a second straight conference title after beating the Cargo Movers for the All-Filipino Conference crown.But with the way they clawed from a sure defeat in Game 2, F2 Logistics likewise showed how important the championship is to them. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three championship has come to a head and the coaches of Petron and F2 Logistics said it all boils down to which team wants it more.For Petron, it’s the desire to win a fourth PSL title and be among the league’s super teams.ADVERTISEMENT “We kept it close and waited until we got the breaks,” said F2 coach Ramil de Jesus.Breaks, or how either of the clubs respond to them, will spell the difference.It is the first Grand Prix finals appearance for the Cargo Movers, who last tasted a championship more than a year ago when they won the 2016 AFC crown.Petron import Hillary Hurley will be nursing a hurting ankle sustained during Game 2’s second set.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ceres, Global chase football history Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Hotelier to face judge, jury for death of neighbour

first_imgErwin Bacchus of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of his neighbour, Jason De Florimonte.Hotelier Erwin BacchusThe 46-old-year man, who is the owner of Tourist Villa Hotel in Subryanville, Georgetown, was committed to stand trial by Magistrate Judy Latchman after a prima facie case was made out against him at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.Bacchus was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, while Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd prosecuted the matter.It is alleged that on August 4, 2018, Jason De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was reportedly assaulting his girlfriend, Christine Rambarran, in front of his home at about 01:45h.This caught the attention of a 29-year-old handyman employed at the hotel, who intervened to assist the woman. That intervention reportedly angered 30-year-old De Florimonte, and an argument ensued. Realising that the situation was escalating, the handyman ran into the hotel, with De Florimonte in hot pursuit.Bacchus reportedly whipped out his licensed firearm and allegedly fired several shots in De Florimonte’s direction. De Florimonte was shot and subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Jason De FlorimonteA post-mortem examination conducted on his body gave his cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.Erwin Bacchus, of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was initially charged with manslaughter when he made his first court appearance and was released on $1.5 million bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.However, the manslaughter charge was withdrawn and upgraded to the capital offence of murder, based on the recommendations by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after an investigation into the incident was completed.last_img read more

LAFD leader honored by his peers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant He quickly established himself as a leader. “There’s not a selfish bone in his body,” said Waldie Brangham, a firefighter who has known Ruda for more than 30 years. “Everything he does is to promote someone else, or for someone else’s benefit. He’s a stellar leader. “The guys know, when Steve makes a decision, it’s a good one.” Ruda has been stationed throughout the city, from Northridge to South Los Angeles. He served as captain of Fire Station 39 in Van Nuys from 2002 to 2004 before moving to Hollywood. He’s received awards for bravery and valor, including a Medal of Valor in 1996 for exposing himself to gunfire to rescue a police officer who had been shot by a gang member. His inspirational messages stretch beyond the department. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he inscribed a message on a quilt to be sent to the Flight 93 National Memorial, honoring the passengers on the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. The organizers of the memorial used a phrase he wrote – “A common field one day, a field of honor forever” – to serve as its mission statement. Steve Ruda doesn’t see a huge difference between a priest and a fireman. Priests put out the fires in Hell, Ruda said. Firemen put out the fires on Earth. In front of an eclectic group of priests, nuns and firefighters, the Los Angeles Fire Department on Thursday honored Ruda, a one-time seminary student and 27-year veteran of the Fire Department, as its Firefighter of the Year. “Seminary taught me about service to others and being able to care for God’s children,” said Ruda, who lives in Northridge and commands the Fire Department’s Task Force 27 in Hollywood. “The foundation for what I do, I found in seminary.” Ruda graduated from Our Lady Queen of the Angels Seminary in San Fernando in 1970. Instead of joining the priesthood, he went to California State University, Northridge, to get a degree in journalism. After graduating from Northridge, he served three years in the Marines before joining the Los Angeles Fire Department. “In that second part, ‘a field of honor,’ he summed up how in an instant a common field became a field of honor forever,” said Debby Borza, whose daughter, Deora Bodley, was on Flight 93. “For him to be able to express that was truly remarkable.” Ruda was nominated for the Firefighter of the Year award by other firefighters and selected by the Los Angeles City Firefighters Association board. Although the award focuses on 2005, officials treated it more as a lifetime achievement award, stressing accomplishments from Ruda’s long career. “He’s done such an incredible job throughout his career,” said David Frelinger, the association’s president. “He’s ushered in so many young firefighters and helped them to develop.” Displaying one of his trademark traits, Ruda said he wanted to share the Firefighter of the Year award with all his colleagues. “You don’t just accept this award on your own actions,” Ruda said. “Those are actions you shared with other firefighters.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 10, 12, 18 and 23. There were 5 match 3 winners. Peggy O’Donnell, Glenties, Paddy McGrath, Ardara, Laura McNern, Bruckless, Owen diver and Barry Cunningham, Portnoo. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,850 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Billy Broderick’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Susie Conaghan, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 47 calls. At a recent club meeting it was decided that there must be a name supplied for each ticket requested. A person cannot request anymore than 1 ticket under there name, additional names must supplied. The order book is in the Tara hotel reception until 6pm Friday.The Annual Con McGuinness Memorial is in Fintra on Saturday 8th, U-10 for kids born 2002 – 2005, 4 teams, all to be up for 10.00am.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 4th, 2012 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:KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Arsenal vs Leicester City: Preview, injury news and confirmed teams

first_imgThey come up against Claude Puel’s men, who went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton last time out.This marks the beginning of a busy run of games for Arsenal, who travel to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – before facing Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the league three days later.If the game is anything like the same fixture last year then it promises to be an enthralling affair as the Gunners beat the Foxes 4-3 in the opening match of the 2017/18 Premier League season. Ozil does start against the Foxes The Gunners are playing with a huge amount of confidence ahead of their busy week 4 Latest Football News 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED RANKED ADVICE Maguire should start for Leicester following a heroic international break with England Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move center_img no dice 4 huge blow Claude Puel (Leicester City) on Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette: “He is a complete player with good transition with the ball and without the ball. He is always available for the team.“He works all the time and he has kept his clinical edge and I am not surprised about his quality and his good work with Arsenal.”Team newsMesut Ozil starts despite sustaining a back spasm after their 5-1 win over Fulham but has had a full international break to recover.Danny Welbeck is in full training and makes the bench after withdrawing from the England squad with a hamstring issue. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Arsenal are looking to make it ten wins in a row in all competitions when they take on Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.Unai Emery’s men have not suffered defeat since their narrow 3-2 loss at Chelsea in August and can move into the top four places in the Premier League with a win against the Foxes. 4 What the managers are sayingUnai Emery (Arsenal): “I prefer to play Saturday or Sunday. It (playing on Monday) has the advantage for more time to prepare the match – that’s one positive.“After, we are going to play Thursday, we are going to play Sunday also, two matches very quickly after Leicester. For me it’s not an excuse because we are preparing for Monday.” MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Emery insisted he wasn’t complaining about the decision to play Arsenal’s game on Monday The visitors’ captain Wes Morgan is banned through suspension while Matty James and Demarai Gray are out with Achilles and ankle injuries respectively.Confirmed line-upsArsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichsteiner, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, LacazetteLeicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira, Iheanacho, Maddison, Vardylast_img read more


first_imgMajella O’Donnell has admitted she tried desperately to give her singer husband Daniel a child.However, despite trying to conceive for years, the couple abandoned any hope they had of having their own child.Majella, 52, revealed they went to see doctors about having a child and both were fit enough to have children. “We were both examined but there was no reason (why we couldn’t conceive), we were both fine.“WE reckoned it wasn’t meant to be because for 10 years we used no protection at all.“At the beginning, I wanted a child more for him because I thought he should experience fatherhood; but he doesn’t feel he’s missed anything.“I’m glad the way it worked out really, I’m nearly 53. Can you imagine a 10 year old running around the place? I just wouldn’t have the energy. Thanks be to God – He was looking after us in His own way,” said Majella.  ME AND DANIEL TRIED DESPERATELY TO HAVE A BABY – MAJELLA O’DONNELL was last modified: January 5th, 2013 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:babydaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more


first_imgCarbon Monoxide alarms will now be installed in all council dwellings having works carrie rout under the insulation programme.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghThe move has been welcomed by Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who was informed of the development by Donegal County Council.It follows a review in 2014 of the fitting of alarms. The alarms will also be fitted where vacant properties are being returned to use.It is intended that all of the councils rented properties will be upgraded over the next few years. CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS TO FITTED TO ALL COUNCIL DWELLINGS was last modified: April 25th, 2015 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:carbon monoxide alarmsCllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegallast_img read more

Bus rapid transit to ‘free’ Soweto

first_img12 September 2013A new Rea Vaya bus rapid transit route connecting Soweto to Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) is set to become operational on 14 October, opening up a crucial new “corridor of freedom” in South Africa’s busiest city.The new route will run from Soweto and pass through Noordegesig, New Canada, Pennyville, Bosmont, Coronationville, Newclare, Westbury, Westdene, Melville, Auckland Park and Parktown before connecting to the CBD.Johannesburg is working to reverse apartheid spatial planning, and in so doing to reduce the structural unemployment and poverty that was created by denying people access to work opportunities, universities, hospitals and other amenities close to where they live.For many Johannesburg residents, being able to live in close proximity to public transport facilities with easy access to the city amounts to a life-changing experience.The fast, safe and cost-effective Rea Vaya bus rapid transit service has already been exceeding its daily target of transporting 80 000 passengers daily. The new route has the potential to carry a further 40 000 or more passengers daily.The new service will use 134 new Rea Vaya buses, which have also been manufactured locally.As Rea Vaya continues to be expand its reach, integration with other modes of transport will become more central.The phase 1C plan includes the construction of three large-scale multi-modal interchanges at Sandton, Westgate and Pan Africa in Alexandra to enable passengers to transfer between the Gautrain, Metrorail, Metrobus and mini-bus taxis.The construction of dedicated bus routes will also see a significant upgrading of roads and pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, especially in Alexandra, Wynberg, Marlboro and the Sandton CBD.Source: read more

Brand South Africa launches the CEOs Know Campaign

first_imgBrand South Africa launches the CEOs Know Campaign Johannesburg, Monday 05 March 2018 –  Inspired by the need to build a positive  reputation for South Africa, Brand South Africa – the official marketing agency of the country , will today launch a digital campaign called CEO’s Know.The campaign is in  collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa  and will run for six weeks, with an objective of positioning South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign will feature various CEO’s from  multinational corporations based in South Africa, who will share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.The campaign features amongst others, South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona; the Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO, Ms Nicky Newton-King; MD and Partner of Goldman Sachs South Africa, Mr Colin Coleman; Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa, Mr Andile Sangqu; CEO of Shell Companies South Africa, Mr Hloniphizwe Mtolo, as well as Toyota South Africa Motors CEO and President, Mr Andrew Kirby.The campaign will probe into the overarching question ‘why invest in South Africa’ – and will showcase inspiring stories as  told by the respective CEOs, who uncover facts that are not  commonly known about investing in South Africa, thereby highlighting South Africa’s competitive strengths as an attractive foreign investment destination.Commenting on the campaign, Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “This campaign comes at a time which sees private and public sector in collaborative efforts to strengthen  and accelerate  progress in building a more prosperous and equitable South Africa.“For this campaign, we took a word of mouth approach with private sector CEOs, as it is a critical indicator in influencing business decisions to invest in any country. This translates to how their respective organisations then contribute and respond to South Africa’s economic growth and development”.Follow the conversation on  #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more