LOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their wedding

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Rousey had been away from the public eye and relatively quiet on social media since her stunning defeat to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last December.The couple first revealed that they were dating in 2015 and announced their engagement last April.UFC President Dana White was invited, but was unable to attend the wedding after watching the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout in Las Vegas, according to TMZ Sports.  /ra Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What an amazing day!! She is so perfect in every way! She makes me so happy! She is my other half!” the hulking heavyweight wrote, along with the hashtag “browsey2017.” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstars Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey tied the knot over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii.The proud bridegroom recently shared a candid black-and-white photo of the newlyweds in his personal Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Rousey uploaded several photos, too, shortly after Browne’s posts became a viral hit online, describing the union as “the happiest day of my life.”The blushing bride was visibly all smiles—far from the menacing scowl she usually displays inside the octagon.ADVERTISEMENT Federer passes five-set test to advance at US Opencenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments 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 respitelast_img read more

NICIL’s financial performance reflective of Govt’s mismanagement – PPP/C

first_imgIn observing recent media reports about the poor financial performance of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has criticised Government, saying the agency’s performance is reflective of two years of mismanagement.The PPP/C said in a statement that under its leadership, the Privatisation Unit of NICIL contributed tens of billions of dollars to the Treasury from dividends and privatisation receipts. However, under the coalition Government, NICIL’s finances have been allowed to dwindle due to grave mismanagement and neglect. It was also noted that legal proceedings involving billions of dollars against the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)/Alliance For Change (AFC) are not being actively pursued.“Valuable real estate that could have been sold or rented are poorly managed and are allowed to deteriorate,” the Opposition PPP further pointed out.The Party said given the billions of dollars NICIL contributed to the Treasury, it is still to be known, “How much has been transferred under APNU and where the audited accounts are.”NICIL produced and laid in Parliament clean audit reports, for both NICIL and its subsidiaries, up to the time that the PPP left Government. As such, the Party is now questioning what APNU/AFC has done.The PPP recalled that when former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran’s report on NICIL was handed back to him, it contained over 100 plus pages of responses. However, the APNU/AFC has never published these responses or similar type responses to the many forensic audits.It was however noted that the Privatisation Unit has published details on all its transactions, including details relating to transparency and transaction values.Under the PPP the Party said, NICIL made economic contributions and investments and loss-making entities were restructured, privatised or improved and NICIL found ways to ensure that its assets were properly managed and contributing financial and economic returns.“Under the PPP, NICIL was not handed a golden spoon – it was innovative and created substantial value; it investments were not white elephants like the D’Urban Park project,” the PPP statement said.The Opposition party said if NICIL’s investments in the Berbice Bridge, Marriott or Skeldon Energy have not performed in accordance with its feasibilities, there is a clear connection with how the APNU/AFC policy decisions, incompetence, or action, have directly contributed to any sub-par performance.“The PPP calls on these matters to be debated in the National Assembly and for APNU to provide all relevant information,” the statement added.Saving bauxiteThe Opposition said NICIL/PU was relentless in saving the bauxite industry, where hundreds of millions of dollars were injected to maintain the operations in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) from Linmine, Bermine and then Aroaima Bauxite.Even after privatisation, from 2004, the now acting Chief Executive Officer of NICIL, Horace James, and a large secretariat, were maintained and funded by NICIL to ensure that all matters relating to Linmine were fully addressed and that maximum development was achieved.“No one mentions these today. Government similarly injected billions of dollars for decades. Linden residents receive electricity at highly subsidised rates today relative to the consumers who pay GPL for power, including power generated by SEI of almost 90 billion KWH,” the PPP noted.The party said for decades monies were used for support; saving jobs and keeping bauxite alive.Despite the Marriott, Berbice Bridge and Skeldon Energy Inc as described as “blunders” by NICIL, the PPP/C said Marriott today provides many jobs and is the largest taxpayer in the hospitality sector.“It is no secret that the Marriott project was handicapped when the APNU/AFC Government shelved completion of the casino that was going to be operated by Marriott; funding was already arranged from Republic Bank but it was delayed by court proceedings filed by an APNU Member of Parliament.”The party said shortly after the APNU/AFC took office, the coalition Government immediately withdrew the legal proceedings and signed the debenture – yet the monies were never utilised to complete the casino and reimburse NICIL for its investment.No blunderIn respect of Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI), the Guyana Suagr Corporation (GuySuCo) is yet to transfer the energy assets, which have been held up by its Chairman Clive Thomas. The Opposition party believes therefore that GuySuCo should pay back the monies advanced by GPL and NICIL, since Clive Thomas has breached this agreement.A few months ago, SEI Chairman Lloyd Rose exposed that GuySuCo had never transferred the assets that GPL and NICIL had paid for. The PPP/C said that means that the US$20 million plus in funds paid by GPL and GuySuCo, have benefited the 50,000 persons that are affected by GuySuCo.In making reference to the Berbice Bridge Project, the PPP/C said when it left office in May 2015, NICIL had no investments in the Berbice Bridge. However the coalition Government attacked the Berbice Bridge project and breached the agreements with the many Private Sector investors.The Party also thinks Government was simply playing politics when it reduced tolls, especially since in less than one year, it passed on massive tax increases and fees including the Demerara Bridge toll increase, and attempted to push through the Parking Meter Contract.last_img read more

National U-20 team benefit from drug awareness session

first_imgCONCACAF U-20 men’s championshipWith the CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship looming on the horizon, the National U-20 squad is being prepped in all areas for their travel and participation.One such area is drug awareness and the team was treated to an informative and interactive session, coordinated by the Guyana Football Federation.CANU’s Deputy Head Leslie Ramlall interacts with the National U-20 team in the presence of their legal officer Konya SandifordThe session, which was themed “Benefits of Dissing Illicit Narcotics”, was facilitated by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on October 13 at the National Library’s conference room.Leading the discussion were CANU’s Legal Officer Konya Sandiford and Senior Manager Rayon Samuels, who explained key aspects of the law highlighting the concepts of “possession” and “trafficking,” and the corresponding penalties.The interactive session also saw the CANU officials sharing tactics used by traffickers to lure potential mules, methods of concealment and the benefits of “dissing” the narcotic trade. Press stories and practical examples were used to further enhance the quality of the session for the very eager participants.Prior to the CANU’s presentation, GFF President Wayne Forde and First Vice President Brigadier (Retired) Bruce Lovell offered words of encouragement to the group. Forde urged the youth to embrace a positive lifestyle and be good ambassadors of the sport while Lovell’s presentation titled, “Understanding Your D.A.D (Discipline, Attitude and Dedication)” went into detail about the three areas of focus and their impact on the positive development of the person. One thought that he zeroed in on and used as a means of encouragement for them was: “If It Is To Be, It Starts with Me.”In wrapping up, Team Manager Daniel Thomas expressed appreciation to the speakers for their presentations and urged the national team members to activate the positive messages conveyed during the meeting in every aspect of their life. Also, present at the event was CANU’s Deputy Head Leslie Ramlall and members of the technical staff.The National U-20 team have a packed schedule ahead which essentially leads up to their first match against Guatemala on November 2 at 10:30h. They will return to the playing field four days later for their second match against Cayman Islands on November 6 at 10:30h. Next they will face off with Curaçao on November 8 at 12:45h, and their final first-round match will be against El Salvador on November 10 at 19:45h.last_img read more

RCMP look for suspect after alleged robbery at Express Pawn

first_imgThe RCMP were called to the Pawn Store at 1:15 p.m., Monday March 2.  When the RCMP arrived they found the store employee had been hit with bear spray and the suspect had left with a container of jewellery.The suspect is described as being approximately 6’4″ with a thin build.  He was wearing blue coveralls with reflective stripes, sunglasses and a black baseball cap.If you have any information about this incident, you’re asked to call the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

AFP’s team of the World Cup

first_imgChelsea’s giant goalkeeper was a dominant presence for Roberto Martinez’s team in Russia.He produced one of the saves of the tournament when he leapt to his left to tip over a Neymar curler in the dying seconds of the quarter-final against Brazil to keep the score at 2-1.Thomas MeunierIf Belgium had been able to field the suspended Meunier for their semi-final against France, the outcome might have been different, as France’s players admitted themselves.If proof were needed, the Paris Saint-Germain attacking left-back scored in Belgium’s victory against England in the third-place playoff.Raphael VaraneVarane came to the World Cup having just won his fourth Champions League medal with Real Madrid.He and Samuel Umtiti enhanced their reputation during the tournament, giving France defensive solidity and helping the side keep clean sheets against Uruguay and Belgium.Kieran TrippierWhen Tottenham’s Trippier scored a fantastic free-kick early in the semi-final against Croatia, Gareth Southgate’s team appeared to be heading for their first World Cup final since 1966.Alongside John Stones and Harry Maguire, he epitomises England’s young new generation of ball-playing, pacey defenders.Paul PogbaManchester United midfielder Pogba came to Russia after an underwhelming club season under Jose Mourinho, during which he was left out on a number of occasions.But under Deschamps, Pogba anchored the midfield alongside N’Golo Kante, giving players around him the licence to go forward.N’Golo KanteAs always the unsung hero, Chelsea’s Kante is certainly not underestimated in his dressing room.The French players treat him as a lucky charm and he rarely lets them down, doing the dirty work in front of the defence while others are able to showcase their skills further forward.Philippe CoutinhoBrazil looked like they were picking up momentum at the World Cup until they ran into Belgium in the quarter-finals.While Neymar blew hot and cold, Barcelona’s Coutinho was a constant attacking threat, scoring a wonderful curling goal against Switzerland in Brazil’s opening match at the World Cup.Luka ModricCroatia captain Modric was named player of the tournament after inspiring his side to reach the final in Moscow.The Real Madrid midfielder, who has a vast range of silky skills and an ability to control matches, had a superb match against Argentina and dominated the midfield in the semi-final as England tired.Kylian MbappeMbappe, just 19, scored twice against Argentina to overshadow Lionel Messi and announce his arrival as a future superstar.His goal in the final was the cherry on the cake and the Paris Saint-Germain forward received the tournament’s young player of the year award.Eden HazardHazard proved in Belgium’s thrilling last-16 win over Japan and then the coming-of-age quarter-final victory against Brazil that he can unlock defences.It says it all that his performances at the World Cup could well earn him a move to Real Madrid to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.Mario MandzukicThe 32-year-old forward was the warrior at the heart of Croatia’s surprising run to the final.The Juventus man nipped in ahead of England defender John Stones to score the winning goal in the semi-final and send his nation into uncharted territory.His own goal in the showpiece took nothing away from his superb tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France players lift the World Cup © AFP / Jewel SAMADMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – After a thrilling World Cup, AFP Sport reporters have chosen their team of the tournament based on all 64 matches in Russia:Thibaut Courtoislast_img read more

Real Madrid says it will sue over Ronaldo ‘rape’ saga report

first_img0Shares0000A bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in Rome © AFP/File / Alberto PIZZOLIMADRID, Spain, Oct 11 – Real Madrid said Thursday it had filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that wrote the Spanish giants pushed Cristiano Ronaldo to hush up an alleged rape case.Real said it had taken legal action against Correio da Manha after the paper reported Wednesday that “Real Madrid pressured him to sign” a non-disclosure accord and pay compensation to his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga. “Real Madrid has absolutely no knowledge of any of the information that the newspaper published with regard to the player Cristiano Ronaldo, and therefore the club could not have taken action on a matter of which it had no knowledge,” the club said in a statement.Ronaldo, 33, who left Real Madrid over the summer to join Italian champions Juventus in deal worth 100 million euros, has been in turmoil since a case involving rape allegations against him, dating back to 2009, was reopened by Las Vegas police last week.The case was originally closed after Ronaldo signed a confidentiality agreement in 2010 with Mayorga, a former model now aged 34, who received a pay-off in return for her silence.Mayorga alleged that she had been raped on June 13, 2009, just days after Ronaldo had signed a contract with Real Madrid in a mega transfer deal from Manchester United.The Portuguese newspaper reported that Real, wishing to avoid scandal, pressed Ronaldo to pay compensation to Mayorga to hush up the affair.Ronaldo’s lawyer insisted Wednesday the player did not rape the woman in a Las Vegas hotel and that their sexual encounter was “completely consensual.”“Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual,” lawyer Peter Christiansen said in a statement.Ronaldo freely admits signing the non-disclosure accord but his lawyer insisted he simply wished to put an end to the allegations.Christiansen also said that documents reproduced by media outlets in recent days purportedly quoting the player and including details of the non-disclosure accord involving a payment of 375,000 dollars to his accuser were false.He said “documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure invention.”Der Spiegel, the German magazine which published the story released a statement which said, in part: “Our story is carefully researched. We have hundreds of documents from different sources that substantiate our reporting.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wilshere praises Wenger for Arsenal squad rebuild

first_imgJack Wilshere has praised Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for rebuilding the squad and creating the right atmosphere at the Emirates.The midfielder, who is on the road to recovery after an ankle injury, remembers an air of concern around the north London club when he broke into the side.However, the French boss has repeatedly nurtured homegrown talents and made shrewd signings to keep the Gunners in Premier League and Champions League contention.“We lost a lot of players from when I started in the first team, a lot of people said Arsenal would never come back but we didn’t listen to them,” Wilshere told Arsenal.com“We kept going, added real quality, world-class players to the squad and the main thing here is the team ethic.“You can see that we have a great atmosphere around, everyone wants to work for one another and we go into every game knowing we can create chances if we stay strong defensively.” 1last_img read more

West Ham target joins ever-growing list of players in Chinese Super League

first_imgBurak Yilmaz won’t be joining West Ham this summer – he has become the latest player to complete a move to China.Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is an admirer of Yilmaz and looked into signing the striker from Galatasaray during the January transfer window.But a deal did not materalise and the Turkish international has now opted to join the Chinese Super League by penning a deal with Beijing Guoan.Yilmaz, who scored nine goals in 19 appearances for Gala this season, has signed a three-year contract with Guoan.The 30-year-old played 141 times in total for Galatasaray after joining the club in 2012.He joins an incredible list of players to have moved to China in recent weeks.Ramires, Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez, Nikica Jelavic and Ezequiel Lavezzi have all been tempted by the riches on offer in the Far East. Burak Yilmaz 1last_img read more

BEST WISHES TO STUDENTS SITTING STATE EXAMS IN DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgBEST wishes to all those sitting Junior and Leaving Cert exams across Co Donegal today.Just do your best.   BEST WISHES TO STUDENTS SITTING STATE EXAMS IN DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by John2Share 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

GORTAHORK FILM-MAKER GETS APOLOGY OVER GAY POET FILM SLUR

first_imgIRELAND’S biggest-selling newspaper has apologised to Gortahork film-maker Neasa Ni Chianain after claims it made in 2008 and 2009.The Sunday Independent claimed Ms Ni Chianain gave an unfair portrayal of poet Cathal O’Searcaigh in her documentary the Fairytale of Kathmandu.In the documentary the well-known film-maker reveals how O’Searcaigh was having sex with teenagers as young as sixteen when he visited Nepal. Yesterday the newspaper apologised unreservedly to Ms Ni Chianain for the articles.There was furore in 2008 when the details of Ms Ni Chainain’s documentary first appeared.The debate on the poet’s right to have sex with the young men caused huge debate across the country.Some claimed the men were above the legal age of consent while others accused the Irish-language poet of preying on the poor young men and offering them gifts of bicycles in return for sex.A source close to Ms NI Chainain said she was delighted by the newspaper’s apology.“Neasa has been through hell and back since making the documentary about Cathal. She could have so easily turned her back and decided to edit the controversial parts of the documentary out.“But she decided to leave them in and let the public make up their own mind about what they saw on film.“But when her intentions and her professionalism was called into question, she decided she had no choice but to seek an apology from the Sunday Independent.“It has been a long time in coming but thankfully it has now and that is all Neasa ever wanted,” said the friend.EndsGORTAHORK FILM-MAKER GETS APOLOGY OVER GAY POET FILM SLUR was last modified: December 20th, 2010 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)last_img read more