Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Curiously, La Salle and FEU will open their respective UAAP Season 80 campaigns on September 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.This wasn’t the first time these two teams got into each other’s nerves during a pre-season outing.Last year, a tune-up game between La Salle and FEU at San Juan Arena was also halted when tempers flared between then-coach Nash Racela and Ayo. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 1st Commotion !!!!😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/V3Stroc7WE— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017La Salle and Far Eastern U got into a bench-clearing brawl in their duel in the Kadayawan Festival pocket tournament at Almendras Gym in Davao.In a video posted by Animo Davao, Kib Montalbo and Ken Tuffin got into a shoving match which seemed to have triggered the melee late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Based on on the clip, players from the bench also got into scuffle as Tamaraw guard Axel Iñigo, who seemed to be pacifying the situation, got elbowed by Green Archer guard Brent Paraiso before FEU’s Ron Dennison, who was earlier ejected from the game, came out of the dugout and attempted to throw punches.ADVERTISEMENT Commotion cause by Eboña. SMH FEU! pic.twitter.com/BGSOKq9LxW— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017Organizers forfeited the game as both teams were sent back to their team hotels.INQUIRER.net has reached out to FEU head coach Olsen Racela and La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo but both have yet to respond.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES FEU was leading, 73-59, with 20.0 seconds left in the third quarter when the commotion ensued. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal What’s in store for your animal sign this year MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles
Emery, appointed after the long-serving Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of last season, saw his first game in charge of the North London giants end in a relaxed 8-0 win over non-league Boreham Wood on Saturday, with new signings Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi both involved.The Gunners boss confirmed Monday that, in addition to Ozil, Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny and Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi, who were also eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage, would play a full part in the Singapore tour, with Arsenal travelling on July 22.“All the players are the same,” Emery told Arsenal Player.“They have the same holidays. I know Iwobi, Elneny and Mesut Ozil. He’s coming with us to Singapore the first day,” the Spaniard added.Arsenal will play Paris Saint-Germain, Emery’s former club, and Europa League holders Atletico Madrid in Singapore as part of the International Champions Cup.Ozil came under fire for his lacklustre displays at the World Cup, where 2014 champions Germany finished bottom of their group.It followed criticism of the 29-year-old’s performances during the latter stages of last season, with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown accusing him of not “giving everything”, having signed a new contract in January.But Emery, speaking on Thursday, said: “For us Mesut is a very important player…today he is on holiday and I want him to relax good and I want, when he comes back with us, to start with a good mentality.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Too soon to say goodbye? Mesut Ozil, who had a disappointing World Cup with Germany, will be with the Arsenal squad for their visit to Singapore © AFP/File / Luis AcostaLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 16 – Mesut Ozil will travel with Arsenal for their pre-season tour of Singapore, the Gunners’ new head coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday.Following the shock early exit of Germany from the World Cup, playmaker Ozil has been on holiday and has yet to return to pre-season training, with Emery instead working with those Arsenal players not involved in Russia 2018.
1 Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Clarke Steve Clarke has been confirmed as Aston Villa’s new assistant manager.The Scot will work alongside Roberto Di Matteo, after he was confirmed as Villa boss last week.Clarke played alongside Di Matteo at Chelsea and has extensive experience in the game.He worked as a number two with Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham and Liverpool and has managed West Brom and Reading.Kevin Bond, formerly of Tottenham, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Southampton, Bournemouth and QPR, is also joining Villa’s staff as first-team coach.Massimo Battara, meanwhile, will be the recently-relegated club’s goalkeeping coach, while fellow Italian Massimiliano Marchesi is their new fitness coach.
Two men have been arrested after Gardai smashed what is believed to be a sheep-smuggling ring.The men were arrested in Letterkenny today after the theft of sheep in the Killygordon area.It is understood the owner of the sheep alerted Gardai to the men’s activity. A surveillance operation was set-up and Gardai from the Raphoe, Castlefin and Letterkenny areas were involved.The operation resulted in a jeep and a trailer being stopped and searched by Gardai.It is believed the sheep were being driven to a factory to be processed.Two men were arrested at the scene and were taken to Letterkenny Garda station. It is understood the men were questioned but were released later to appear at a future sitting of the courts. TWO ARRESTED AS GARDAI SMASH SHEEP-SMUGGLING RING was last modified: December 3rd, 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:arrestsdonegalsheep-smuggling
Onyango says Uganda will do it can to defeat Cape Verde on Saturday (file photo)2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group LUganda vs Cape VerdeMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 16-11-2018 @04:00pmNAMBOOLE – With less than 24 hours to the game between Uganda Cranes and Cape Verde, Captain Denis Onyango is very confident that his team will make it to AFCON next year.The cranes currently lead Group L with 10 points and need only one more from their last two Group L games to seal qualification to the finals in Cameroon next year.While speaking to journalists on Friday, Onyango stressed that the team is 100 % focused to the task ahead and the boys are ready to give their best.“The boys are aware of the task ahead so we are all ready to give our best so that we qualify for AFCON next year. Onyango said.The skipper also added that the opponents (Cape Verde) are motivated and all they want is a win in tomorrow’s match but Onyango said the Cranes will not give them a chance.“There is no easy game, and Cape Verde wants a win but our players are ready to defeat them at whatever cost so we won’t give them the chance. ” he said.The two nations square at the Mandela National Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Cape Verde is currently third in group L with 4 points, Tanzania second with 6points while Lesotho has 2 points.Uganda Cranes play Tanzania away in their last fixture next year in March.The game at Namboole will be officiated by Tunisian referee Youssef Essrayri.The Cranes squad that is preparing to take on Cape Verde:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda).Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Dennis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda).Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda).Forwards: Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt).Comments Tags: Cape VerdeDenis OnyangotopUganda Cranes
Kasirye (left) scored the only goal as Vipers edged Nyamityobora in the first game (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNyamityobora FC vs Vipers SCKakyeka Stadium, Mbarara CityTuesday, 05-02-2018 @4:30pmMBARARA – Rejuvenated Nyamitobora FC host unbeaten SC Vipers at Kakyeka Stadium as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues on Tuesday afternoon.After a disastrous first round, Asaph Mwebaze’s side made wholesale changes to their squad and subsequently won their first second-round 4-0 away to Police FC last week.Such a result is meant to kick-start their serge to fend off relegation but they know it will not be easy. There first task in that quest comes in form of one of the favourites for this year’s title, Vipers SC.The Venoms won the reverse fixture 1-0 with Davis Kasirye scoring a late winner, with Nyamityobra still in the hands of James Odoch.Nyamityobora will jump out of relegation zone for at least 24 hours with maximum points while Vipers have an opportunity to close the gap on leaders KCCA FC provided the Kasasiros don’t win their fixtures on Tuesday.Team News.Ibrahim Kiyemba is suspended for this encounter after being sent off against Kirinya-Jinja SS FC, so either Henry Katongole, Geofrey Wasswa or Ibrahim Tembo will play in right back. Moses Waiswa did not make the trip to Mbarara implying Brain Nkuubi, Abraham Ndugwa or Tom Masiko will partner Tadeo Lwanga and Rahmat Ssenfuka in the midfield.The hosts will look to Ibrahim Dada who has scored 7 goals so far while the Venoms will hope Daniel Sserunkuma and veteran forward Hamis Diego Kiiza.Match Facts.This is the second encounter between the two clubs, vipers having won in their first meeting.If Nyamitobora wins the match it will step out of relegation while Vipers might get an opportunity of leading the table log if they defeat the hosts.Nyamitobora hasn’t lost any game since the second round started same to Vipers SC.Vipers sits in second position with 34 points while Nyamitobora has only managed 12 points in as many games played.Comments Tags: NyamityoboraStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc
Bobby Zamora and Will Keane both start up front for QPR at Loftus Road, where Karl Henry comes in for the injured Joey Barton.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hill, Dunne, Hughes, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll, Henry, Morrison, Keane, Zamora.Subs: Murphy; Simpson, Yun, Hoilett, O’Neil, Maiga, Petrasso.Blackpool: Gilks, McMahon, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Robinson, Foley, Basham, Perkins, Halliday, Goodwillie, Vellios.Subs: McGahey, Angel, Bishop, Haroun, Grandin, Barkhuizen, Earnshaw.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — A day after absorbing another demoralizing defeat and with a compacted schedule heading into Thursday night’s game against the 49ers, Raiders coach Jon Gruden was saving his energy for what’s most important.It’s as if Chucky was replaced by a low-key alter-ego named Charles. Gruden’s weekly press conferences have been must-see TV, a treasure trove of video clips and quotes to be parsed, skewed in terms of …
15 December 2004The curtain may have come down on the Cape Town World Cinema Festival, but something in the local movie landscape changed noticeably in 2004. World Cinema made a small but significant dent in Hollywood’s hegemony – and a string of new South African films were strongly to the fore.The numbers speak volumes. From audiences of 3 000 in 2003, attendance at the 2004 World Cinema Festival rose to over 15 000, with Capetonians packing the 520-seater Main Theatre at Artscape – mainly to see movies made in South Africa, by South Africans, with South Africans in starring roles.For locals, there was plenty to feel good about. Of the 11 South African movies at the festival, the Cape boasted a surfeit of producers and directors, cast and crew, as well as the lion’s share of the cine-visual landscape, lavishly captured in films such as “In My Country”, “Twist”, “Story of an African Farm”, “Red Dust”, “Forgiveness” and “Cape of Good Hope”.The director of “Twist”, 34-year-old Tim Greene, seemed to personify the Cape effort. A product of Westerford High, Greene shot his feature film debut entirely on location in the Cape, with an all-local cast drawn from celebrity actors to street kids.Tickets to “Twist” were sold out a week before opening, mainly – it has to be said – to people who had a vested interest in the project. But the fact that a thousand backers had given the first-time director R1 000 each to make his dream was testimony to a popular will to invest in the cinematic potential of the Cape. A Twist on SA’s film scene Seeing yourself in your own landscapeAnd something new happened the night “Twist” first played to Cape Town audiences. People saw themselves in their own landscape and appreciated “the integrity of the representation of Cape Town”, said Greene.“Seeing yourself represented on film gives you a sense of yourself and that is what we are struggling to achieve here – a sense of self”, Greene said. “People are expressing a sense of satisfaction seeing the Cape for what it is, in all its glory and all its grittiness.”“Story of an African Farm”, produced and written by Bonnie Rodini, used the Karoo as a backdrop for Olive Schreiner’s classic – and gave thousands of schoolchildren from the Cape Flats the chance to see a school set work come to life on the big screen. The film also benefited from the performance of Richard E Grant, brought in from the South African Diaspora.An animal rescue center in Hout Bay was one of the locations for another tale from the city. “Cape of Good Hope” stood out as a strong human drama without the political hoopla.That’s not to say audiences don’t want to watch stories about politics. Films like “Red Dust”, “In My Country” and “Forgiveness”, which deal directly with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, have touched a nerve locally and abroad.SA film industry the real winnerEven when these films fade to black, the real winner has been the South African film industry, which is growing from strength to strength each year.Sithengi Film & Television Market CEO Mike Auret said this year’s industrial hub had drawn over 2 300 delegates, up from 1 400 a year ago. “It’s an unprecedented turnout”, he said.The turnaround has been helped by a new clutch of South African films that have featured at international film festivals in Venice, Berlin, Gotheborg, Rotterdam and Toronto.But more compelling in the long term will be the infrastructure and policy changes that took place at Sithengi 2004, preparing the ground for more business to come.In the past year, following the signing of an Italian co-production treaty, numerous deals were brokered with South African producers. This year the German government signed up, and Brazil and Sweden are close to sealing protocols.These bilateral arrangements allow producers to go beyond single-country investment, and the alliance with European countries swells the pot to include funds divested from EU member states as well.The Table Mountain Motion Picture Studios in Milnerton added further fuel to the Cape’s film engine – which is likely to receive a turbo-charge with the addition of Dreamworld, the dream-child of Durban-based producer Anant Singh.Auret also introduced a Talent Campus for the first time this year, a collaboration with the Berlinale Talent Campus. More than 50 young and experienced film hands began to tackle the business of shifting product beyond the imaginary borders of the Cape peninsula to a hungry world market.The SABC and M-Net handed out Christmas presents to local producers in the form of explicit briefs for broadcast requirements.Martin Cuff of the Cape Film Commission reckons that “you’d have to live on Mars not to have seen the amount of film activity” that has been taking place.Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan has been a regular visitor to the film fair, not just on official business but because he has taken a personal interest in seeing the industry thrive. He had festival staff scurrying for seats when he turned up unofficially to see a movie in the main theatre.Western Cape premier Ibrahim Rasool was a festival guest, but appeared at several screenings to emphasise his drive to make the Cape the ultimate film province of South Africa.And the business does not end here. There are at least three new movies from the Cape slated for 2005.Platon Trakoshis of Big World Cinema in Cape Town has produced “Proteus”, a period drama set on Robben Island. Maganthrie Pillay becomes South Africa’s first black woman feature director with another Cape-based story, “34 South”. And Videovision has just completed filming a gangland movie, “Dollars and White Pipes”, in the gritty urban landscape of Hanover Park.A sea change has taken place in the Mother City. Local audiences are taking their seats to watch the new wave gather pace. As far as South African cinema is concerned, surf’s up!Source: Sithengi Film & TV Market
South Africa’s thriving wine industry is soon to become even more eco-friendly, with the introduction of lighter wine bottles. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Andre MorgenthalCommunications Manager, Wines of SA+27 21 883 3860RELATED ARTICLES • Dounle Tri Nations win for SA • SA scoops World Wine Awards • Wine-tasting in the township • South African wine export booming Janine ErasmusThe introduction of new, lighter wine bottles for red and white wines will help the South African wine industry reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment.Wine bottles have become increasingly lighter over the years – a mere four years ago a 750ml bottle tipped the scales at an average of 516g, and by 2009 it had dropped to 437g, but the new screw-capped bottles weigh in at just 350g each.Cork-sealed bottles have also slimmed down, reduced in weight from 570g to 460g.The new bottles are expected to be available around April 2010, in time for the annual harvest.The 370g bottle is the lightest bottle on the market at the moment and has already garnered a trophy for sustainability at the annual Gold Pack award ceremony, held by the Institute of Packaging South Africa.Eco-friendly industrySouth Africa’s wine industry has become steadily greener over the years. The introduction of a number of innovative eco-friendly initiatives has made it one of the most progressive industries in the world when it comes to saving the earth.Among these are the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, which is a partnership between the wine and conservation sectors, protecting precious indigenous flora in the species-rich Cape Floral Kingdom.A number of wine estates have set up their own green projects, such as Backsberg, which is one of only a handful of winemakers worldwide that are carbon neutral, and which in 2008 launched its educational Earth Centre, also home to environmental NGO Food and Trees for Africa.Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap wines, which is known for its tireless conservation of Cape leopards, said: “We are extremely excited about the introduction of the lightweight bottles into our range. The introduction of lighter bottles into our wine collection is in keeping with our objective of being an eco-conscious wine brand and doing our utmost to limit our carbon footprint.”Overseas successSouth African wines are generally doing well overseas. In the UK the country is increasing its market share faster than any other competitor and to date has bagged 12.5% of that wine market, from 10.4% in 2008, according to internationally recognised market research company AC Nielsen.Foreign exchange earnings from wine exports totalled over R6-billion (US$779-million) in 2008.In the US the market share is much smaller but consumers there are looking for value for money in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and South African wines, with their outstanding quality and wallet-friendly prices, are in growing demand.South African wines have also made inroads in Sweden, where exports increased 18%, and Canada with an 11% increase. Other countries where local wine exports grew are Japan, Nigeria, Angola and China.In 2009 the export of packaged South African wine grew 7% year-on-year, while export of bulk wine dropped by 18% to 150.5-million litres – in total 389-million litres of wine left the country last year.Environmental impactThe wine industry takes a large toll on the environment. Not only does actual production have a substantial impact, but transportation of the finished product, often over vast distances, creates significant carbon emissions.The new wine bottle is expected to reduce emissions simply by being lighter, resulting in lower fuel consumption.This smoothly addresses the problem facing the local wine industry in terms of increasing output and expert volumes while operating in a responsible manner.“It becomes a delicate balancing act to enhance our sustainability profile while pushing up our output,” said Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch.Then why not supply overseas bottlers with wine in bulk and cut down transportation-related emissions in that way? Because, explained Birch, South African jobs would be lost – for every 10-million litres of bulk wine sent overseas, 107 jobs would be shed, and in the current economic climate too many have been lost already.And taking into account that breadwinners have dependants, and associated services would also be affected, such a step would devastate many lives. Almost 276 000 people are currently directly employed by the wine industry.Consumers, too, are doing their bit to save the planet. Many will choose an eco-friendly brand of wine over one that is less so, and savvy supermarkets and wine shops are eager to accommodate them.