WATCH: LeBron alley-oops slam dunk off backboard in NBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In the 1998 final in Paris, Ronaldo turned in a subdued performance against host France and Brazil lost 3-0. Brazil’s underperformance was blamed on the health of Ronaldo. To the shock of just about everyone, Brazil coach Mario Zagallo left his main striker out of his starting lineup, apparently for health reasons. Years later, Ronaldo said he had a seizure earlier in the day.Whatever happened that night, Ronaldo endured a series of injuries thereafter and was lucky to make the trip to Asia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownArmed with a curious haircut involving a triangular wedge on the front of his head, Ronaldo was the main attraction. But few thought he could recapture the sort of form that made him the world’s most feared striker in the run-up to the 1998 World Cup.He proved all the skeptics wrong. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ FILE – In this June 30, 2002, file photo, Brazil’s Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Germany during the World Cup soccer final at the Yokohama stadium in Yokohama, Japan. Brazil won the match 2-0 with Ronaldo scoring both goals. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)The path to glory can be a painful one. Ronaldo, one of Brazil’s greatest strikers, can attest to that.The big question at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan centered on Ronaldo and whether he could exorcise the ghosts of four years earlier.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls With eight goals during the 2002 World Cup, including his two precise finishes in the final that finished off Germany, Ronaldo scored more times in a tournament than anyone since West Germany forward Gerd Muller in 1970.His goals helped Brazil reclaim the crown it lost on that curious night at Stade de France. Brazil, led by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, won an unprecedented fifth World Cup.Ronaldo was back in the Brazil team that went to Germany in 2006, a World Cup many expected it to win — not least because the striker was partnered up front by Rivaldo and Kaka. That didn’t quite pan out with France winning 1-0 in the quarterfinals.With another three goals in 2006, he became the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer with 15 — a record since overtaken by Germany striker Miroslav Klose.No matter, though, because Ronaldo had been well and truly redeemed.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations
Kuru Kuru deplorable roadsAfter children were forced to walk at least two miles to get to and from school for several days, buses transporting these students to the Kuru Kuru Primary and Secondary Schools on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway have resumed their services as a section of the deplorable road was rehabilitated.A section of the road that was being rehabilitatedThis was related by a teacher at the school on Thursday during an interview with Guyana Times.According to him, “They (the contractors) only did a part of the road so the buses have resumed working and so the children are transported directly into school at the moment”. Those buses, he related, would have resumed working a few days after the workers began doing upgrades to that section of the road.It was further pointed out that there seems to be plans to fix other parts of the road as was related to him by the equipment operator. To add to that, the teacher said he even observed some materials which is most likely going to be used to fix the roads.While the residents remain thankful for the works being done to the road, they also clamoured for the rest of the road to be properly fixed to avoid future mishaps. School buses were forced to halt their services late last month after the roads became so bad that the buses almost toppled a number of times on the bumpy roads, lined with holes described as ‘craters’. Parents became fearful upon learning what almost happened to their children on their way to school and staged a protest, which triggered the rehabilitation works. The parents had vowed to continue industrial action until the authorities looked into the situation.It was explained that, “The buses used to go directly into the compound but due to the condition of the road they have to walk in…they are left to walk about two miles in because the entire journey is approximately two and a half miles. The entire journey (from when the bus turns off the Linden Highway) is about two miles”.At that time buses used to transport the children up to where it is safe for the vehicles, which is about half mile and would offload the children to continue their journey by foot.
Reds relish Euro returnBack in Champions League action for the first time since last season’s agonising final defeat against Real Madrid, Liverpool erased the bitter taste of that loss with a thrilling success against the star-studded French champions.Eight of Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up began the 3-1 defeat in Kiev four months ago and that group were determined to make amends.The Reds won four and drew two of their home games in this competition in 2017-18, including memorable victories over Manchester City and Roma in the knock-out stages.Recalling those epic demolitions, Klopp’s side tore into PSG with two goals in six minutes late in the first half through Daniel Sturridge and a James Milner penalty.Thomas Meunier’s 40th-minute reply made it a tense second half and when Kylian Mbappe’s equalised with seven minutes left, Liverpool could have buckled.But Roberto Firmino came off the bench to snatch the points with a dramatic stoppage-time winner just days after suffering a nasty eye injury against Tottenham.No wonder the jubilant Brazilian celebrated by jokingly covering his wounded eye as he ran to the crowd.Sturridge takes his chanceLiverpool’s Roberto Firmino replaced Daniel Sturridge and snatched the winner © AFP / Paul ELLISSturridge seized a rare moment in the European spotlight as the Liverpool striker marked his first Champions League start for six years with a crucial goal.Sturridge was handed his first start for Liverpool this season because of the injury Firmino sustained in a challenge with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.England international Sturridge made up for lost time, breaking the deadlock in the 30th minute when he met Andrew Robertson’s pin-point cross with a clinical close-range header.It was Sturridge’s first goal since the opening day of the season against West Ham and the 29-year-old’s first in the Champions League since he netted against Maribor in November 2017.Sturridge’s crucial contribution served as a welcome reminder of his talent at a time when his injury-plagued career is at a cross-roads following his dismal loan spell at West Brom in the second half of last season.Tuchel suffers more Anfield angstParis Saint-Germain’s German coach Thomas Tuchel endured more misery at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLIS“This team is built for winning the Champions League. They have unbelievable quality,” Liverpool manager boss Klopp had said when asked about the threat posed by the French champions.But, although PSG have won five Ligue 1 titles in the past six seasons, they have yet to progress beyond the quarter-finals in the Champions League since being bought by their Qatari owners.Thomas Tuchel’s side once again flattered to deceive on the big occasion as they delivered a lacklustre display at Anfield.Their gritty fightback would have papered over the cracks, but, not the for the first time, PSG cracked under pressure in the final moments — a familiar feeling for Tuchel after he lost an enthralling Europa League quarter-final at Liverpool two years ago.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder James Milner celebrates with his team-mates © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 19 – Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in a dramatic Champions League Group C opener at Anfield on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from the clash of two of the leading contenders for the Champions League title:
Norwich are set to bid around £2million for Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso.The newly promoted Canaries have been frustrated in their attempts to land Hull winger Robbie Brady, have now turned their attentions to the Spaniard Alonso who can operate anywhere down the left side.Norwich have already added Graham Dorrans and Yousouf Mulumbu this summer in their bid to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.With Martin Olsson out injured, boss Alex Neil used midfielder Bradley Johnson at full back in the defeat to Maccabi Haifa and is keen to strengthen his defensive options before their opening Premier League game at home to Crystal Palace.Alonso, 24, has Premier League experience with Bolton Wanderers and a loan spell at Sunderland in 2014.The former Real Madrid academy product has just a year left on his current deal and is keen on a return to the Premier League. Marcos Alonso 1
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has served Closure Orders on two Donegal food outlets.The establishments – in Letterkenny and Milford – were two of nine orders served with closure orders nationwide last month.The Indian Royale at Market Centre, Main Street Letterkenny and the Brothers Chinese Takeaway at Lower Main Street in Milford were served with the orders.Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed his disappointment at the continuingly high number of Closure Orders needing to be served on food businesses in Ireland. “In October we witnessed the highest monthly number for Enforcement Orders in ten years. Last month unfortunately, we also found very high levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation, which is just not acceptable,” he said.“Again and again, we encounter cases of food businesses who put consumers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene.“There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices. Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards to ensure the food they are producing is safe to eat,” he stated.Prof. Reilly urged food businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place. If any food business operator is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677 or visit its website www.fsai.ie or facebook page.Details of the food businesses served with these Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.The FSAI said the Milford closure order was served on Ming Xiang Chen.The closure order in the Indian restaurant was served on Manjit Singh.CHINESE TAKEAWAY AND INDIAN RESTAURANT SERVED CLOSURE ORDERS was last modified: December 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brothers chinese milfordCHINESE TAKEAWAY AND INDIAN RESTAURANT SERVED CLOSURE ORDERSIndian Royale restaurant
MILWAUKEE — Two of the hottest hitting Giants will start Saturday’s game against the Brewers on the bench.Manager Bruce Bochy decided to leave Alex Dickerson and Austin Slater out of the starting lineup for different reasons.Dickerson is dealing with back spasms that forced him to exit Friday’s series opener in Milwaukee in the top of the ninth as he was removed for pinch hitter Donovan Solano.“I’m feeling better, it’s a little bit of a spasm thing that comes and goes,” Dickerson said. “I’ve …
Prof Tawana Kupe, founder of the WitsArts and Literature Experience namedWale 4.0, said this year’s programme isset to establish the festival as one of thecountry’s esteemed arts event. Bongi Lecoge-Zulu, a former student atWits, performed at the launch of Wale 4.0 Elaine Hirschowitz is one of the artists whowill be exhibiting at this year’s festival(Images: Nosimilo Ramela)MEDIA CONTACTS• Vanessa PerumalJT Communication Solutions+27 11 788 7631/2Nosimilo RamelaThe fourth annual Wits Arts and Literature Experience, also known as Wale 4.0, runs from 11 to 14 May 2011 and celebrates rising local talent and well-known South African artists.It was launched at The Adler Museum of Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits) Faculty of Health Sciences in Johannesburg on 20 April.Boasting a diverse four-day programme, the festival will feature performances by 15 well-known artists, 27 student productions, and 33 Wits staff and alumni contributions. All performances will take place at the Johannesburg-based institution.“Our new team has delivered an exceptional programme said Wale founder, Prof Tawana Kupe. It really takes forward what we’ve built up over the past few years to create a significant arts event that makes Johannesburg a real cultural destination in May.”Speaking at the launch Kupe said it was important that the university remains accessible to the community. “Often universities become communities unto themselves, however it is important for us to retain the university space to the larger community that we are part of.”He said in creating this year’s programme the emphasis has been placed on collaboration as well as opening the university’s doors to all citizens to come and enjoy a creative line-up in their own city. “It’s about opening up the festival, broadening its offering and tipping it over the edge”.To establish its position as one of the country’s esteemed arts festivals, Wale 4.0 will host an impressive opening concert on 11 May at the Wits Great Hall Plaza. The show will feature well-known band Kwani Experience, among other celebrated musicians, dance productions and poetry performances, which will kick off the four-day event.“Over the past three years Wale has built itself into one of the country’s best festivals,” said Wits theatre general manager Ahraf Johaardien.ParticipantsElaine Hirschowitz, one of the artists who will be exhibiting at this year’s festival, said she is looking forward to sharing her art with the public. “Art is a form of therapy. When you communicate or share something you’re going through with others, you start to heal.”Hirschowitz, an art and psychology graduate, said she uses her work to find peace, beauty, and healing during hard times. “Art helps me to find harmony in a world that can often be very cruel.”Bongi Lecoge-Zulu, a former student at Wits, performed at the launch of Wale 4.0. With a decade worth of experience, she wowed guests with her refined flute-playing skills. “I’m excited to be part of the festival, I look forward to playing at the opening concert, and encourage everyone to come and enjoy the festival.”Diverse line-upTheatre production Smoke and Mirrors, directed by well-known South African choreographer and performer Athena Mazarakis – in partnership with the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaboration, will be performed at the Wits theatre during the festival. “We live our lives negotiating an endless series of smoke and mirrors,” said Mazarakis.Other performances theatre-lovers can look forward to include Planet B presented by respected director Helen Iskander. Sexetera, directed by Phyllis Klotz, also promises to impress audiences. The Titled, directed by Eliot Moleba, will be another theatre highlight this year. This production is an expansion from Moleba’s 2010 Wale piece called The Untitled.For music-lovers the festival will feature international music icon Zim Ngqawana’s Zimology. During the course of his 30-year career as a musician, Ngqawana has created the “Zimology” philosophy based on the belief that music can help people connect with their true selves.A musical concert, to be held in honour of the late academic and musicologist Mary Rorich, promises to be another highlight of the festival.The film element of Wale 4.0 has also been heightened, with 10 film screenings during this year’s event. Four of these will be a reflection of the festival’s impact on greater Johannesburg.There will be a book fair at the festival certifying literature as a strong feature of Wale 4.0. It will feature booksellers and publishers as well as a full programme of launches.There will also be discussions and debates added to this year’s programme. These will give individuals an opportunity to share their festival experiences and explore some of the topics and themes presented throughout the event.
Earn a Souvenir on International EarthCache DayIs your calendar handy? Circle October 12, put a smiley on it, and write, “We’re finding an EarthCache.” It’s International EarthCache Day, the first Sunday of Earth Science Week and it’s your chance to join the global geocaching community in discovering a unique geocaching experience. Each person who logs a “Found it” for an EarthCache on Sunday, October 12, receives a new digital souvenir for their Geocaching profile. The souvenir will only be available on October 12, so start planning now.EarthCaches take geocachers to a special geological location. You might discover a giant boulder left by a glacier thousands of years ago or stumble upon seams in the earth carved by the Earth’s tectonic plates. There’s no physical container to find with an EarthCache. Questions about the geological site are posed on the EarthCache’s page. You discover the answers, email the owner of the geocache with those answers, log a Found it, write a fun log of your experience and and you’re off to your next EarthCache!Share your International EarthCache Day experiences on the Geocaching Facebook page, and if you’re in the neighborhood, explore the 3rd Annual International EarthCache Event on Vancouver Island, Canada.“The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX “The Pinnacles” EarthCache in Malaysia (GC19A54)Earn this souvenir by logging an EarthCache on October 12 SharePrint RelatedInternational EarthCache celebration for 2018October 8, 2018In “Events”Earn a new souvenir for International EarthCache DaySeptember 8, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community” Share with your Friends:More
There are some significant advantages to urinals when it comes to bathroom maintenance (I won’t go into the messy details of splashing that happens when males stand and urinate into a toilet). With ultra-efficient urinals (often called one-pint urinals) and waterless urinals, there are also very significant water savings that are achieved.The Waterless Company, which invented the non-water-using urinal in the early 1990s (see our February 1998 EBN product review of their first product — log-in required), has now introduced a waterless urinal designed specifically for the residential market. The Waterless Company’s Baja urinal, which should start shipping this week, according to company president Klaus Reichardt, is somewhat smaller than a commercial urinal, and available in vitreous china for easy cleaning.The Baja urinal works on the same principle as other Waterless-brand urinals — using the company’s EcoTrap system (see schematic). The EcoTrap uses a lighter-than-urine, plant-based oil (EcoBlue) that serves as the sanitary trap. The EcoBlue fluid is topped off as needed, and the entire trap is replaced about once per year, assuming typical usage. Because the urinal dries out between uses, waterless urinals are actually more sanitary than conventional urinals, according to the Waterless Company and other manufacturers.In commercial buildings, with typical usage patterns, a waterless urinal saves about 40,000 gallons per year. For residential applications, the savings will be significantly lower. Reichardt estimates that if there are two males in a home, each using the urinal three uses per day, times 340 days at home, the Baja urinal will replace about 2,040 toilet flushes per year, providing annual water savings of about 3,250 gallons (assuming 1.6 gpf toilets). The savings go up with more males (family members or friends).Reichardt told me that they’re getting a lot of calls from diabetics who have to urinate frequently and who hate to waste all the water. While these water savings should not be dismissed, I suspect that the primary motivation for purchases — if it succeeds — will be more about sanitation and reduced cleaning needs than it is about water savings.I should note that waterless urinals are not without problems. We’ve been using one at our office for 12 years or so, and salt build-up on the drain line forced us to remove and clean out those lines once, and it’s showing signs of needing that servicing again. Some argue that it’s important to periodically flush a urinal to prevent the build-up of deposits, or that ultra-efficient urinals make more sense than waterless models. Clearly, regular maintenance is required to ensure good performance.The suggested retail price of the Waterless Baja urinal is $248. The product is distributed through plumbing wholesalers and the company’s sales reps.For more information:Waterless Co.Vista, California888-663-5874www.waterless.comAlex Wilson is the executive editor of Environmental Building News and founder of BuildingGreen, LLC. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feeds.
An Indian trader and his senior accounts specialist, both hailing from Goa, were sentenced to 517 years each in prison by a Dubai court on April 8 for fleecing $200 million from 7,000 residents of the United Arab Emirates.Sydney Lemos, 37, and Ryan de Souza, 25, can now make an appeal, but neither of them may be released as even reducing their sentence hugely would still amount to spending a life term at Dubai Central Prison in Al Awir, the National reported.Dr Mohammad Hanafi, the presiding judge of the special bench, also sentenced Lemos’ wife Valany to 517 years in absentia, Gulf News reported. The accused were convicted in the 515 cases filed against them. They were sentenced to one year in jail each in 513 cases and two years in jail for the other two cases, the report added.The Indians were accused of cheating several investors in a Ponzi scheme that offered investors annual returns of 120 per cent. This would be given on a minimum initial investment of $25,000 through Lemos’ company, Exential, according to the Economic Times. Exential was a foreign exchange trading firm based in Dubai.Although the company paid profits in the beginning, investors were not paid after the scheme collapsed in March 2016. The company’s offices were shut down by the Dubai Economic Department in July 2016. Lemos was arrested in December 2016 and was let out on bail. He was arrested again in January 2017.In 2015, Lemos’s company FC Prime Markets became the main sponsors of FC Goa — the Goan franchise in the Indian Super League. He was often spotted at the Indian football league matches and has been seen interacting with Bollywood celebrities such as Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor, the ET report said. Lemos was reported to have an extravagant lifestyle, and bought luxury cars and motorbikes as well as apartments.A case has also been registered against Lemos’s wife, Valany Cardozo, for illegally entering his offices that had been sealed off in 2017 and taking out documents from there.De Souza, Lemos’ senior accounts specialist, was arrested at Dubai airport in February 2017 when he was flying off to India. Cardozo managed to flee to Goa. “Sydney definitely wants to help the clients and he is the only one who can. This is not the final verdict,” Cardozo said, according to the Times of India. Calling the verdict “unfair,” she said, “The only reason he got convicted is because of the number of complaints — 513 cases filed against him. These are false accusations made out of jealousy. I have not given up hope. This is not the final verdict.”“We’re completely shocked and down,” said Martires de Souza, the father of Lemos’ senior accounts specialist, adding that the judgement is unfair, the TOI report said.Barney Almazar, who is the head of legal aid at the Philippine embassy in the UAE, helped some of the investors who lost their money. “This sentence far exceeds the lifetime of a person so it means that even if they do very well in the correctional institution, they are unlikely to ever be released,” Almazar said. Many of the investors who have now been rendered penniless due to the ponzi scheme cannot afford legal fees and have to live with the reality that they will not be able recover their money. Related ItemsDubaiFootballUAE