English Premier League mulls winter break to emulate Europe

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pistons’ Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Premier League says it’s been looking at the “challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break.”January would be the most likely time for a break, given the significance of the fixtures around Christmas.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 Premier League says “provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammate Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring his side’s first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — The English Premier League could emulate other European competitions by introducing a winter break.The Premier League says it has been in talks for several months about finding a gap in the soccer calendar with the Football Association and English Football League, which organizes the three divisions below the top-flight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Children centres needed in Guyana’s hinterland – ChildLink

first_imgThe need for Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) to be established in the hinterland regions in Guyana was recently highlighted in a report assembled by an activist group, ChildLink.CACs are internationally accepted as the best model for investigating and coordinating efforts for suspected child victims of sexual and other violence.ChildLink said there were several regions in Guyana that currently do not have CACs, and pinpointed the hinterland region as an area where attention must be given.“Even in those regions with CACs, distances can be great and transportation poor, meaning that the majority of Guyanese children have limited or no access to the forensic interviews, counselling, case coordination, and legal and other support offered by the CACs,” the report states.It goes further to say that all children across the various administrative regions should have access to the services that are offered by CACs, as they house the forensic interviewer and coordinate investigative efforts, resulting in more thorough investigations and greater likelihood of an effective legal response.About 30 per cent of reported cases of child sexual abuse are referred to the Child Advocacy Centres (CACs), where children receive services to specifically address the trauma and support through the legal process.Although some are supported through their rehabilitation phase, the report finds that over 500 children annually may not receive any counselling for the trauma they have suffered, and are likely to grow into adulthood bearing the wounds of their traumatic childhood.ChildLinK and Forward Guyana, in collaboration with the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), managed to open Guyana’s first CAC in Georgetown in February 2014. Another was opened in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) in May 2015, followed by another in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) in September 2015.Blossom Inc, another partner of the CPA, opened another CAC in Georgetown and another in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) during the 2015 to 2016 period. Since the opening of the CACs, both agencies have been receiving referrals from law enforcement, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Ministry of Education through the schools, Georgetown Public Hospital, and the Childcare and Protection Agency of children who are known or suspected to have been abused sexually.From February 2014 to December 2017, these referrals to CACs operated by ChildLinK totalled 171 in Region 4 (Georgetown); 87 in Region 5 (West Coast Berbice) and 80 in Region 3 (West Bank Demerara). ChildLinK received a total of 338 referrals during this time period.last_img read more

St Lucian Scouts injured in Woolford Ave accident

first_img…in Guyana for 14th Caribbean CuboreeA young St Lucian boy is now critical and another hospitalised after a car ran into them outside of the Scout Association of Guyana building on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.The injured children were identified as eight-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph and nine-year-old Darnell Matthews. They are St Lucian scouts who are in Guyana for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree.The accident occurred sometime around 12:10h on Tuesday. According to reports gathered at the scene, the two boys were walking along the Avenue, under the guidance of a St Lucian adult, heading towards the ScoutThe driver of the motor car (in pink) at the scene along with investigators after hitting two St Lucian boysAssociation building when a motor car with registration number PSS 1236 ran into them.Eyewitnesses claimed that the woman driver had gone to a nearby school for registration but was refused entry because she was wearing armless clothing. This apparently enraged the woman who then stormed out of the school compound and subsequently drove off in a reckless manner.Witnesses further claimed that the woman was heading West along the Avenue and when in the vicinity of the Scouts Association Building; where scores of children are camping out; she hit the two boys pinning Joseph in a nearby drain for almost five minutes.   The lad was immediately rescued by persons in the area and he along with Matthews, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they have been admitted for treatment.Joseph is said to be in a critical condition having sustained serious head injuries. A CT scan was conducted on the eight-year-old and at the time when Guyana Times contacted hospital officials around the afternoon visiting hour, he had been taken into theatre.Matthews, on the other hand, was listed as stable but remains hospitalised for observation. This newspaper was told he sustained spinal injuries but they are not life-threatening.Meanwhile, Police in a statement late on Tuesday said “investigations revealed that the driver parked her vehicle in front of the North Georgetown Primary School, in Woolford Avenue, went into the school to do registration but was refused entry because of her mode of dress. As a result she became annoyed and drove out of the Avenue, in the process, the vehicle struck down the two children.”The woman was taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Bruce Lantz on Tuesday Morning’s Issues And Answers

first_imgBruce Lantz is running against Jim Eglinksi for the Mayor’s job in Fort St. John, and he will be the featured guest on Tuesday morning’s Issues and Answers show on 100.1 Moose FM. Get the show as a podcast by going here.Have a question for Bruce? Leave your comment below, or send an email to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.- Advertisement –last_img

Hegarty set to stay on as Horgan’s right-hand man

first_imgPAUL HEGARTY will be Ollie Horgan’s assistant manager at Finn Harps again next season.The Ballindrait man, recruited by Horgan this summer following the departure of Gavin Dykes from the number 2 role in Ballybofey, is to remain on in a role he had initially planned to be a short-term one.Having initially agreed to the job as ‘a dig out’ Hegarty will now be in the dug out again next season. The former Harps and Derry midfielder was Harps manager from December 2006 until May 2009.In that time, he guided Harps to promotion in 2007 and stayed on after relegation in 2008 before leaving the role in 2009.Hegarty has previously managed Institute and was caretaker manager of Derry City for the latter part of the 2015 season following Peter Hutton’s departure from the Brandywell.He opted not to take the Derry job on a full-time basis after that period. Hegarty is working closely with Horgan on the recruitment of players.Harps have secured the services of Ciaran Coll, Gareth Harkin, Ethan Boyle and Danny Morrissey for next season, while Ryan McConnell – on loan at Ballinamallard United – is also under contract. Hegarty set to stay on as Horgan’s right-hand man was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ballindraitfinn harpsOllie HorganPaul Hegartylast_img read more

Liverpool star is being eyed by Sevilla and Napoli as summer move looks likely

first_imgLiverpool left-back Alberto Moreno will leave the club in the summer but is already attracting interest from across Europe, according to Estadio Deportivo.Signed from Sevilla in £12million deal back in 2014, the Spaniard has struggled for form and been unable to make the position his own. RANKED ADVICE huge blow Latest Football News REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining REVEALED Over the last four years he’s been ousted by James Milner and now Andrew Robertson after several error-strewn performances and, although Liverpool have entered contract talks with the player whose current deal expires in the summer, he’s now set to leave with Jurgen Klopp reportedly looking to hand his understudy role to youngster Adam Lewis.Moreno, though, will not be on the market long it seems, with Napoli among those monitoring his situation, along with his former club Sevilla, who have always retained an interest in re-signing him.Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia could also be landing spots in the right circumstances. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Alberto Moreno in action for Liverpool in pre-season. BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice MONEY 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more


first_imgMISSING: Can you help find the owners of this beloved little Jack Russell pup which was found in Ballybofey.Rodney Dullaghan and his daughter found the lost little pup on Wednesday evening in Ballybofey. Despite walking around knocking on people’s doors in the locality in an attempt to retrieve the owner – they were unsuccessful in their attempts.Nobody in the area recognises the pup, and because he wasn’t wearing a collar – nobody knows who the owner is.Rodney contacted us at Donegal Daily in the hope some of our readers may know who owns the pleasant little Jack Russell dog.Rodney told Donegal Daily, “He was running around the forecourt of Gallagher’s Garage/Harkins Shop on the Donegal Road and followed one of our neighbours into Sessiagh View. “The girls picked him up as he was running in front of cars.“He is a real friendly wee buck. -seems to be slightly sore on his back left leg but in general is in good health so hopefully he hasn’t been missing for too long.“Please share to see if we can re-unite this wee dude with their owner.MISSING: DO YOU KNOW THE OWNER OF THIS LITTLE JACK RUSSELL? was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more

Rev David Latimer: Donegal minister to retire in new year

first_imgMinister of First Derry Presbyterian Church and Monreagh in Donegal, David Latimer minister of First Derry Presbyterian Church and Monreagh has announced he is to retire in the new year.The Donegal minister who struck up an unlikely friendship with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, in turn causing a rift amongst his congregation in the Presbyterian Church.Some who left the church had lost loved ones at the hands of the IRA. Rev Latimer said he was retiring with a “heavy heart”.Reflecting on his relationship with Mr McGuinness and the controversy it caused, he said: “You’ll never take everybody with you, but if you were to wait until all the ducks were in a row you would end up doing nothing.”“There was a hand that was guiding and a heart that was planning.“That was the hand and the heart associated by the maker of us all – Catholic, Protestant, atheist, agnostic, black, white, republican, loyalist, and I look back and I see what I could never have imagined – meeting a man named Martin McGuiness and Martin McGuiness meeting me.”The pair became friends in 2006 when Rev Latimer asked Mr McGuinness for help as his church, which overlooks the Bogside, was being attacked by paint.“We clicked and I believe maybe that was the reason I came to this city.” Advertisement Rev David Latimer: Donegal minister to retire in new year was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Darwin Got It Wrong

first_imgThe public defection from Darwinism by Yale computer science professor David Gelernter made waves. He said in an interview with Daniel Robinson that he had not suffered any persecution from his colleagues so far, but based on what he knows from others’ testimonies, Gelernter warned that “they will destroy you” if you leave the Darwin camp. That’s because it’s a religion to them, he added. Nevertheless, there have been others, as Evolution News reports today: Wolfe, Shapiro, Prager, Nagel among them. Matti Leisola is another. Will a critical mass be reached that will make it easier for others to jump ship? Maybe if the Darwin ship keeps taking on water and is about to sink scientifically, others will rush to the lifeboats.Bacteria contradict Darwin: Survival of the friendliest (University of Copenhagen) Evolutionists in Denmark are not abandoning Darwin, but they were intrigued to observe that bacteria don’t behave like the Bearded Buddha thought they would. They cooperate! Bacteria will even help members of other species, these researchers discovered to their surprise. The announcement was echoed by Science Daily. Rather than fight, bacteria will work shoulder to shoulder against an environmental threat:New microbial research at the Department of Biology reveals that bacteria would rather unite against external threats, such as antibiotics, rather than fight against each other. The report has just been published in the scientific publication ISME Journal. For a number of years the researchers have studied how combinations of bacteria behave together when in a confined area. After investigating many thousands of combinations it has become clear that bacteria cooperate to survive and that these results contradict what Darwin said in his theories of evolution.“In the classic Darwinian mindset, competition is the name of the game. The best suited survive and outcompete those less well suited. However, when it comes to microorganisms like bacteria, our findings reveal the most cooperative ones survive,” explains Department of Biology microbiologist, Professor Søren Johannes Sørensen.It’s a pretty bold step for any academic science site to say Darwin was wrong about anything. Their scientific paper is a little more reserved so as not to cause a disturbance: “Deciphering links between bacterial interactions and spatial organization in multispecies biofilms” is the title, and the Abstract avoids mentioning Darwin.Other science news reports, while not explicitly contradicting Darwin, show non-Darwinian mechanisms at work in biological change.Tea and banana plants have been genetically modified by bacteria (New Scientist). Agricultural scientists have known about Agrobacterium for some time; the bacterial species infects many plants with its own genes and causes them to emit certain chemicals. Scientists have used “nature’s genetic engineer” to transport designed genes into plants for GMO foods. What the scientists didn’t know, this article says, is that Agrobacterium’s changes are heritable. One of the scientists sees a non-Darwinian mechanism at work:Because the genes inserted into plants by Agrobacterium can produce big changes, Otten thinks this process could drive the evolution of new plant species. His research suggests that tobacco plants have been modified by Agrobacterium several times in the past few million years, and these events seem to have coincided with the emergence of new species.Like we saw with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, sharing of existing genetic information may be a primary mechanism for adaptation. This contradict’s Darwin’s picture that selection of random variations caused all the diversity of life.Infection by Agrobacterium isn’t the only way that transgenic organisms can be created naturally. Viruses often move genes between species. For instance, monarch butterflies have acquired genes from wasps in this way, and gonorrhoea bacteria have some human DNA inside them.It has also been discovered that the horticultural process of grafting different plants together can lead to the exchange of genes, meaning humans have inadvertently been creating transgenic plants for millennia. From genome studies, we can see that gene swapping has been going on since the dawn of life.Such ideas not only contradict Darwin’s view, they comport with creationist views of biology. Information gets passed around, but it doesn’t originate from gibberish. The concept of genetic sharing also calls into question the moyboy timeline. Genes can be passed around rapidly. No longer must biologists depend on vast ages to allow time for improbable events to occur by chance.Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution (Science Daily). Evolutionary biologists have long been baffled by the sudden rise of agriculture about 11,500 years ago (in the evolutionary timeline). Some at the Santa Fe Institute are deciding on a very non-Darwinian cause: early people thought about it. They reasoned that even though hunting and gathering produced short-term benefits, they would all prosper better if they respected one another’s property. Jung-Kyoo Choi, an economist at Kyungpook National University in South Korea, says:Farming initially succeeded because it facilitated a broader application of private property rights, not because it lightened the toil of making a living.If these scientists had been operating under the “classic Darwinian mindset,” they would have been looking for natural selection acting on mutations for larger brains. Unguided chance—the Stuff Happens Law—contradicts the idea of reasoned thought.Did you catch the sophoxymoronic phrase, “Darwinian mindset”?When the Darwin hot air balloon falls, scientists can once again have their feet on the ground instead of their heads in the clouds.Credit: J.B. Greene (Visited 660 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 More findings contradict Darwinian principles. When will scientists jump his sinking ship?last_img read more

Denmark, Argentina touch down in SA

first_img31 May 2010The Denmark and Argentina football squads arrived in South Africa on the weekend, less than two weeks ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off. The USA World Cup squad was due to arrive later on Monday.Denmark’s squad was led by coach Morten Olsen, who told commented on the chillier weather: “I think the conditions are not summer now … So surely it will be a very high pace in the games.”Denmark, who will be based in Cape Town for the tournament, are drawn to play the Netherlands, Cameroon and Japan in group E. Their first game is against the Netherlands at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 14 June.Olsen just named his 23-man squad for the finals on Friday, dropping goalkeeper Kim Christensen, midfielders Michael Silberbauer and Michael Krohn-Dehli, and striker Morten Rasmussen.I love this place: MaradonaArgentina’s squad, led by Diego Maradona, was greeted by the media at OR Tambo International Airport. Taking questions, Maradona said: “I love South Africa.”Barcelona top scorer Lionel Messi also appeared, but did not answer questions.Argentina’s base in South Africa is at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria.Argentina have been drawn to play Nigeria, South Korea and Greece in their group, and the two-time World Cup winner begins their 2010 campaign against Nigeria at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park on 12 June.The USA squad, due to arrive later on Monday, will be based at Irene Country Lodge in Pretoria, and will train at the Pilditch stadium.Source: Xinhua-BuaNewslast_img read more