International sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme continue to hamper financing for the country’s footballing ambitions, such as sending stars to top European clubs.And the team will miss out on next year’s World Cup in France after being narrowly edged out in early qualifying by neighbours South Korea — a country with which the North remains technically at war.‘Nervous’ lossEven so, the North’s women continue to leave their male counterparts in their wake.North Korea’s men’s team coach Ju Soyg Il apologised Friday for his “nervous” players after a heavy defeat to Iran left his side on the brink of an early exit from the same tournament.The 3-0 loss means the men’s team need a win in their final match to have a chance of avoiding group-stage elimination — just four years after they reached the final.“We have to find the reasons why we lost the matches. One reason is that many of the players may be nervous,” an ashen-faced Ju told reporters after the match.“The players were psychologically down.”Ju also blamed referee decisions for his team’s loss Friday — North Korea had a player sent off and conceded a penalty in a fiery second half — but pledged to “learn lessons” from the setbacks.It leaves North Korea’s men needing to beat Saudi Arabia and rely on results elsewhere to progress. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal OCA upholds China, Kazakhstan Asian Games weightlifting ban Unsurprisingly, the women’s team top their group — albeit on goal difference over China, who could only manage to overcome Hong Kong 7-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments FILE – North Korean players celebrate their victory against Japan after their women’s football final at Munhak Stadium during the Asian Games in Incheon on October 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOIt is a scoreline so audacious even Kim Jong Il would have blushed.North Korea’s women’s football team thrashed Tajikistan 16-0 at the Asian Games on Friday, a merciless demolition which saw three players score hat-tricks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Current leader Kim Jong Un appears to have taken particular interest in women’s football, reportedly visiting the team in training before the last Asian Games to offer “valuable instruction on how to win the gold medal”. They went on to win the tournament.The following year he hugged returning members of the victorious East Asian Cup campaign at Pyongyang airport, praising their “guerrilla-style” tactics and “indefatigable mental prowess”, according to state news agency KCNA.But things have not always been so straightforward for the North’s female footballers.They were banned from the 2015 Women’s World Cup after five players failed drugs tests at the previous edition in 2011.The team doctor at the time blamed the test results on a “Chinese remedy” made from musk deer glands to treat players who had been struck by lightning.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Unlike their former leader’s legendary first-ever round of golf — in which he claimed to hit 11 holes-in-one — the footballers’ achievement is recorded in the official record books of Asia’s regional Olympics.North Korea’s women, whose win equalled the tournament record, have long been elite-level international performers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pyongyang has invested in sporting success in recent times, opening an elite football academy for young boys and girls five years ago in the capital, as well as a top-class ski resort.But the women’s success has far outstripped their male counterparts, including three Asian Games gold medals, three Asian Cups and the last under-17 and under-20 World Cups.
Sen. Gueh with participants at the National Youth Legislative Policy Dialogue–Senate education committee chair vents anger, recommends 10- year imprisonmentRiver Cess County Senator Dallas A.V. Gueh said if he were the father of the 16-year-old 10th grade female student of the Soltiamon Christian School System (SCSS) who, it has been reported, was flogged by Solomon Joah, Jr., a teacher of SCSS, he (Senator Gueh) would have personally dealt with Mr. Joah, Jr., and perhaps flogged him as he did to the girl.Joah, or junior boy, as he is popularly known, serves as the dean of students. It is alleged that he single-handedly flogged the female student.According to Sen. Gueh, Joah’s attitude was not only gruesome but done intentionally in order to abuse the pupil, because he knows he is the first son of Reverend Solomon Joah, Sr.“His father is my former classmate and a personal friend, who many think is my brother,” Gueh said as he expressed his anger in session.Sen. Gueh, a former classroom teacher for 32 years, chairs the senate statutory committee on education in the 54th Legislature. He also served as district education officer and county chief education officer (CEO.)He said the senate committee will also recommend to authorities at the Ministry of Education a 10-year imprisonment for Joah, “because he physically abused a female student without justifiable reason.”Joah Jr., is the son of Reverend and Mother Solomon Joah, Sr., proprietors of SCSS. He has been accused of cruelly and physically assaulting a 16-year-old 10th grade female student recently. The girl has since been suffering from pains, especially in her groin.Gueh made the statement on Thursday, June 27, 2019, when he served as guest facilitator to the National Youth Legislative Policy Dialogue. The dialogue was organized and funded by NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development and held at the Legislative Information Service (LIS) at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.“It is unacceptable, gruesome, cruel and, moreover, how can a man, who claimed to have gotten his teacher’s training from the USA, be so wicked, as if he was never trained as a teacher?” Senator Gueh wondered.He added, “Nowadays, no one beats on students anymore — our education system subscribes to different punishment.”“Besides the MoE’s decision, of which we were informed that the Sotiamon teacher will be banned from teaching or working as an administrator in any school in the country, with the school being fined L$250,000 to be paid into government’s revenue, the school will also be responsible for the payment of medical and other damages. We will also recommend that he go to jail for 10 years,” Gueh declared.The dialogue is aimed at creating a platform for a predominantly youthful citizenry, to interact with representatives and senators of the 54th Legislature.Sen. Gueh spoke on the theme, “the Role and Responsibility of the Senate Education Committee and its Impact.”‘Nonsense’ systemBesides, venting his frustration over the unmerciful flogging of the 16-year-old female student, Sen. Gueh termed as ‘nonsense’ the educational sector, saying that a majority of the education reform Law of 2011, including the decentralization of school boards in all the counties, have been ignored, leading to about 70 percent of untrained teachers in the classrooms. This also includes the lack of issuing licenses to teachers, the free compulsory primary education and the US$5 million student loans.RecommendationsSen. Gueh said the Committee has formally recommended to the MoE that all ‘nursing schools,’ which are offering certificates, be shut down. The MoE, according to the recommendation, must personally issue licenses to teachers and supervise and create a standard or ban schools’ graduations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The second contract awarded was for the replacement of seven overhead doors at the fire hall that had been in service for over 20 years and are deteriorating, causing heat loss and increased repair costs for the building. The contract was awarded to Dice Petroleum for just under $23,000.Lastly, a contract was awarded to complete the NAR (Northern Alberta Railways) Museum Foundation Stabilization Project. The project scope was divided into three stages with each stage encompassing roughly one third of the building, but due to the bids received for the project last year coming in to high only phase 2 and phase 3 were completed, leaving the east end of the building, where the museum and interpretive centre are located, incomplete. That phase of the project has been awarded to Hegge Construction, the firm responsible for completing the other two phases of the project, and the only company to bid on the last phase.Chute said with the exception of the Reclaimed Water Plant and truck fill station tender, the above mentioned tenders received only two, one or no bids.“This is unfortunately the environment we work in – we are lucky to get tenders for any of our work,” said Chute. “It has a negative, upward pressure on pricing when there are so few bidders.”Advertisement Mississauga-based firm Maple Reinders was the low bid received and was awarded the contract for the final phase of the Reclaimed Water Project – a joint initiative between the City of Dawson Creek and Shell Canada – at a cost of about $5.76 million. Under an agreement reached last year, Shell will reimburse the city for the cost of constructing the reclaimed water plant, while city taxpayers will cover the cost of building the truck fill station.The first phase of the Reclaimed Water Project involved the construction of three Submerged Attached Growth Reactors (SAGR) cells and associated facilities and site work. Chief administrative officer Jim Chute said the total project remains on budget and on time, providing the microbial community required for the SAGR cells is provided ample time and conditions to grow.In total, Shell will provide $9.75 million towards the cost of the project and the city will provide an estimated $1.5 million. In exchange, Shell retains the rights to the first 3,400 cubic metres per day of the reclaimed water over a 10-year period and the city has the rights to the next 1,100 cubic metres per day, with any additional product being evenly split between the two parties, with Shell paying for its share.- Advertisement -Council’s intent for the project was to reduce the demand from the oil and gas industry in the area on the city’s potable bulk water by offering the treated effluent as an alternative.Council also awarded two contracts related to fire protection in the city.The first was to upgrade a water supply line to a fire curtain – a structure designed to prevent fires from spreading to other buildings – inside the Memorial Arena in order to meet current BC Building Code standards. The tender for the work closed July 12 with no bids received, and as a result city staff secured a sole-source contract worth $35,500 from B3 Fire Protection. Staff reported that the bid meets the tender specifications and is within the project budget, and that the firm contracted id capable of completing all areas identified in the tender package.Advertisement
Four Masters Under 12’s attend tournamentThe Four Masters Under 12 boys put in quite a performance when they attended their first GAA tournament on Saturday 23rd August in Strabane.The Under 12’s were pitted against some of the best Clubs in Ulster, Ballinascreen, St. Enda’s and Aghyaran and they weren’t found wanting. They defeated St. Enda’s and drew with Ballinascreen, in a controversial match which saw 3 scores from Four Masters being ruled as wides.The final match was against Aghayaran and after the intensity of the previous two games, the energy of the Donegal Town boys was sapped, although they still fought hard to keep it a tight match.Jim McLaughlin, Under 12 manager, said, “This was a great first outing for the boys at this high level and we’re very proud of them.“Their progression and development as individuals and as a team since March has been fantastic. The main focus for us has been to concentrate on skill development and team work. “As a management team we feel strongly that underage development is key to the future of any club and its ability to produce great players for the county.“The organization of the tournament in Strabane was first class and it really highlighted the great work being done across the locality with the level of quality football on display.Under 12 boys football training continues every Tuesday from 6pm -7.30pm in Tir Conaill Park. For further information contact 087 9730539.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U12’S PERFORM WELL AT GAA BLITZ IN STRABANE was last modified: August 25th, 2014 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:four mastersGAANoticesSport
Naomh Muire will host a Cúl Camp from the 27th June – 1st July. This Camp is for Primary school children aged between 6 to 13 years old. The camp will run from 10am until 2.30pm each day. For more details, please see our Facebook page or the Cúl Camps website. Another summer camp will follow later in July, details to follow.This week’s lotto numbers: 2,4,12,23 We had eight match 3 winners: Donal Rua (Ranafast), Ciaran mc Ginley (Calhame), Michelle Mc bride (Calhame), Hugh Sharkey (Calhame), Grace Boyle (Mullaghduff), Mamie Gillespie (Mullaghduff), Mary mc bride (Mullaghduff), Patrica Mcbride (Annagry Cafe). Next weeks jackpot is €2180, remember if you’re not in you can’t win! Play our weekly club Lotto online at: www.naomhmuire.ie.The club are running a bus to the Donegal v Monaghan semi final on Saturday evening, to book a seat text 0876684200 with your name, bus prices are: €20 for Adults, €15 for u18s and €10 for u12s.Great news as the club have been recognised by the Donegal Volunteer Centre for our work in Health and Wellbeing initiatives over the past year and club members Seamus Rodgers and Tony Doherty will also receive awards for their outstanding and lifelong volunteer work in the club and community!Awards will be presented at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd of June at 11am! Congratulations!! NAOMH MUIRE DUO SET TO BE HONOURED FOR SERVICES TO CLUB AND COMMUNITY was last modified: June 21st, 2016 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESport
RANKED targets Naby looking 🔥🔥 in our new third kit. 👌https://t.co/JUMK3xvAuu pic.twitter.com/BJj48jiMmO— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 12, 2018 Liverpool legend John Barnes Liverpool have revealed their new third kit for the forthcoming 2018-19 season… and James Milner was still nowhere to be seen!The Reds launched their latest strip on Thursday and it harks back to some of the club’s most-loved shirt designs. Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com For those floodlit nights that we’ll never forget.Your #NBFootball @LFC 18-19 Third Kit is available globally now.#ThisMeansMore #LFC pic.twitter.com/r8ZymtleId— New Balance Football (@NBFootball) July 12, 2018Disappointed fans noticed that the midfielder James Milner was snubbed by the club again, after joking that he was not part of the home and away kit launches because he wasn’t pretty enough. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Inspired by the famous Adidas ‘Candy’ shirts from the late 80s/early 90s – the new third kit pays homage Liverpool’s strip from the historic 1989-90 season, when Kenny Dalglish’s side became First Division champions for the 18th time.See all the released 2018/19 Premier League club shirts LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland pic.twitter.com/Taqn8fnkZf— James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 13, 2018But supporters we delighted to get another glimpse of new signing Naby Keita, as he prepares for his first season at Anfield. IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Handsome bunch… no shame in not making cut… I must be doing the away kit 🤔 https://t.co/EEem9zGJCd— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 19, 2018 LATEST REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets
Beilke added that as far as he knows, Fuentes had not even applied for the position of city manager. “If he did, he would be considered,” he said. “My question is, what do they have against him, other than (having) an agenda of their own.” Rose Rosales said that, since she served as Beilke’s campaign manager during his successful run for the City Council last March, she and Beilke have clashed over how the city should be managed. “The idea then was we were working together to better the community and get a city manager who could work with all five of our council members,” she said. “Instead, we have a temporary consultant being considered (for city manager) who is not qualified for the job.” Rosales, 52, a sheet metal journeyman, who has lived in Pico Rivera for 15 years, declined to comment for this article, saying he was reserving his comments until tonight’s meeting. Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It hurts me that my husband is the one dealing with this,” Rose Rosales said. “He wants to be on the Planning Commission because he is genuinely concerned.” Beilke, who nominated Rosales to the Planning Commission, said he is recommending Rosales’ removal because Rosales does not support the issues important to him and his constituents. “I need, in my commissioners, people who are supportive of what I was elected to do, and I don’t think he is showing me that at all,” he said. “The bottom line is that I do not appoint commission members so that they can promote their own personal political agendas.” But Beilke did not deny that his effort to remove Rosales is linked to Rosales’ wife’s involvement in C-TIP and her opposition to Fuentes as city manager. “They are a team — you can’t separate one from the other,” he said. PICO RIVERA — Pico Rivera City Councilman Ron Beilke said Monday he will request at tonight’s council meeting to have city Planning Commissioner Rudy Rosalesremoved from his post, a move that is generating charges of political retribution from Beilke’s critics. “This is retaliation for me being opposed to the city ending up with someone who is a consultant and Ron’s friend and campaign adviser as our city manager,” said Rose Rosales, the wife of Rudy Rosales and a member of Pico Rivera Community for Truth in Politics, also known as C-TIP. The newly formed organization opposes any move by the council to elevate temporary consultant Chuck Fuentes to the post of city manager. The city has been without a city manager since May, when council members fired former manager Dennis Courtemarche. Rose Rosales and other C-TIP members say Beilke wants her husband removed to punish the couple for her involvement in C-TIP.
“We’ve placed a greater emphasis on the Distance Carnival on Thursday night and in 2018 we expect some of the most competitive distance fields in recent memory. We’ll provide requested pace setters and encourage all athletes to pursue lofty goals here on the Blue Oval,” said Boldon. As always, Saturday will be jam packed with several of the world’s best competing on the Blue Oval. Boldon announced that fans will get to witness the men’s special invitational 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and shot put and the women’s special invitational 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and pole vault. The world class athletes that will comprise these fields as well as additional special events will be announced in the coming weeks. “Saturday is set to be one of the best days of track and field anywhere in the world in 2018. The world’s best athletes will be competing on the Blue Oval and in field events, right alongside collegiate standouts and Iowa’s finest preps. This new schedule continues to elevate expectations at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.” “The changes for the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee have our athletes and ticket-holders at heart. We’ve increased competitive opportunities for university athletes and our staff worked to improve the timing of the competitions in this division while also maintaining a compelling program for all track and field fans,” said Boldon. The 109th running of the Drake Relays features a number of enhancements to the Relays schedule to better serve the athletes and fans. The final tweak made to Thursday night’s schedule is the running of the elementary shuttle relay. This will allow these young athletes free access with their wristbands to return to cheer on their favorite high school, college teams and track and field stars all weekend long. Fans can now purchase single session tickets for the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee at DrakeTix.com, by visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office or calling 515-271-3647. All-session and multi-session ticket packages are still available. Print Friendly Version The most significant change to Thursday evening’s distance carnival is the addition of the university/college division 3,000-meter steeplechase, and to further serve middle distance and distance university/college competitors, Boldon announced additional sections of the university/college 800 meters and 1,500 meters. Hy-Vee Night at the Relays will once again be a session that fans won’t want to miss. Friday evening will be highlighted by some of the world’s best women’s middle distance runners, men’s pole vaulters and women’s high jumpers. Along with the elite events, Boldon announced the addition of the university/college division 200-meter dash as a result of feedback by the university coaches. DES MOINES, Iowa – Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, unveiled the schedule for the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Thursday, March 1. “Some of the best women’s middle distance runners in the world will come to the Blue Oval to test themselves over a new distance, the 3,000 meters on Friday night,” said Boldon. “We are adding the 200-meter dash to allow some of the country’s best collegiate sprinters to pursue national qualifying marks in a marquee event.”
Five questions with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, who offers some insights on Khalil Mack, his effect on the city of Chicago, and the Bears in general heading in to Sunday’s game in London against the Raiders:Q: In a sense, Khalil Mack seems perfect for the Chicago sports landscape and the Bears in particular. No nonsense, serious-minded, tough . . . can you give me an idea of how big Khalil is in Chicago?Campbell: Not only is he an icon here, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to …
6 January 2014After a break of almost a month, the European Tour resumes with the prestigious Volvo Golf Champions, which will be hosted for the second successive year by the Durban Country Club, from 9 to 12 January.The elite field is made up of players who have won on the European Tour in the last year, players who have won 10 or more European Tour titles, and previous winners of the Volvo Golf Champions.Seven South Africans are in the field. There would have been eight, but Ernie Els pulled out of the event late last week. Nonetheless, defending champion Louis Oosthuizen, former US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel, Richard Sterne, Branden Grace, Darren Fichardt, Dawie van der Walt and Thomas Aiken will ensure there is a strong home challenge for the title.‘Excited’“I am excited to open my season in front of my home fans and to be competing against such a strong field of champions,” Schwartzel said in a statement in December. “It is pretty impressive to have so many South Africans qualifying and with the two past winners also being South African, it is definitely a title I would love to win.”Guy Kinnings, the Global Head of Golf for IMG, the tournament’s co-owners, commented: “The strength of South African golf is really illustrated by the number of great South African champions who have qualified for this season opening event of 2013 Champions. They join a great field of European and international Champions with some of the Tour’s most exciting young stars and Europe’s most prolific winners. It should be a fantastic week of golf with plenty for the home crowds to cheer about.”Oldest entrantSpanish star Miguel Angel Jiminez will be the oldest man in the field after celebrating his 50th birthday on Sunday. He may be the oldest, but his skills are far from fading as he proved by winning the Hong Kong Open in December. It was his 20th Tour victory and his 13th since he turned 40.Jiminez has, however, never won in South Africa. Naturally, a number of South Africans have: Louis Oosthuizen, , Richard Sterne, Darren Fichardt, Dawie van der Walt, Thomas Aiken, Charl Schwartzel, and Branden Grace.Among the competitors from abroad, Jamie Donaldson, Marcel Siem, Morten Orum Madsen and Thomas Bjorn have also tasted victory in the country.Recent victoriesThe two Danes won recently, with Madsen claiming the South African Open crown in November, while Bjorn outplayed a strong field to claim the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in December. After securing victory on the Gary Player Country Club course, Bjorn declared: “This is right up there with the biggest victories of my career. The golf I played this week was so good.“I’m 42 and to start my 14th season like this is unbelievable. This takes me into 2014 with the belief that I can compete with the best in the world.”Prize fundThe total prize fund is a considerable $4-million (R42.7-million, with the winner set to pocket a cheque for $700 000 (R7.47-million).A Pro-Am will take place on Wednesday, followed by the first round of the tournament on Thursday. Up to 15 000 spectators can be accommodated on each day of the event.TicketsOn Wednesday, tickets cost R50, with juniors getting in for free if accompanied by a full paying adult. On the tournament days, tickets are R120 each or R220 for a season ticket. Children from the age of 12 to 18 pay only R50, but must be able to prove their age if required, while pensioners over the age of 60 will pay R80. Children under the age of 12 get in for free if they are accompanied by a full playing adult.R10 from each ticket will be donated to the official charity of the Volvo Golf Champions, Star for Life, a South African non-profit organisation, which helps young people fulfill their dreams and supports them in living a healthy and Aids-free lifestyle.