Barcelona celebrates La Liga triumph in city parade

first_imgThe two-hour-long parade also served as a farewell for veteran playmaker Andres Iniesta, who last week announced he will not return for a 17th season with the club. The words “Infinit Iniesta” were painted on the bus that carried the team.Barcelona won the Spanish league for the seventh time in 10 seasons on Sunday, a week after clinching its fourth straight Copa del Rey title.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 crownBarcelona still has four matches left in the league but can’t be caught by second-place Atletico Madrid or third-place Real Madrid.Barcelona failed in its attempt to win the treble when it was eliminated by Roma in the Champions League quarterfinals. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Curry ready to return for Warriors in Game 2 vs. Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Barcelona players on a bus celebrate during a street parade in Barcelona, Spain, Monday April 30, 2018, after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer title. Barcelona clinched the 2017/18 Spanish soccer league title after a 4-2 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona players and coaches showed off the Spanish league and Copa del Rey trophies to the city and themselves in selfies in a victory parade on Monday.Riding atop an open bus, the team chanted and saluted fans as they wended through city streets before thousands of people.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Former manslaughter convict jailed on wounding charge

first_imgPaul Johnson, who is accused of chopping his co-worker several times about his body, was on Friday hurled before the courts to answer to a wounding charge.The 39-year-old man appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and admitted to the charge which stated that on September 20, 2019, at D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Chandrika Vickram.Jailed: Paul JohnsonPolice Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that the Virtual Complainant and Johnson are known to each other and were working at a construction site when there was a misunderstanding.Johnson reportedly left the scene after being annoyed, but moments later returned with a cutlass and dealt the victim several chops about his body then fled the scene.Vickram was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).A report was later made to the police and Johnson was arrested and charged.Prosecutor Singh further informed the court that Johnson previously spent 15 years behind bars on a manslaughter conviction. He was charged for murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Johnson was jailed for three years for chopping Vickram.last_img read more

Fort St. John Recreation Hockey League president seeks more teams this season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John Men’s Recreation Hockey League president Mike Hamre hopes that more players and teams sign up for the upcoming rec. hockey season, and soon.Hamre says that in the last 5 years, the league has seen enrolment drop from 17 teams down to a possible 10-team league going into the upcoming 2017/18 season. He says that in the past year, the league has worked to address complaints from players about late ice times and high league fees.Hamre explains that last season, the league rescheduled games with the City so that no games would start after 9:45 p.m. He says that this upcoming season the Rec. League only has two 9:45 p.m. ice times per week, meaning each team will only play a “late” game roughly once every 3 weeks. The league has also scheduled Matinee Games scheduled at 7:30pm each Saturday so that players can bring their kids to games.- Advertisement -When it comes to addressing complaints about high leagues fees, Hamre says that the more teams play, the lower fees get. He explains that if 14 teams played in the league this season, the season’s fees would be under $7000 in total. He adds that all referee and year-end tournament costs would be included in the total. Hamre says that if 14 teams played, each team would play 42 games during the season, or roughly 7 games per month. When it comes to referees, he adds that players can volunteer to officiate games, and that officials get paid for each game.Hamre says that the league has enough room for another three teams to sign up for the season. Teams are able to sign up until August 31st. The league is open to players aged 19+. 18 year-olds are able to play, but need to sign a waiver form.Any questions about getting into the league can be directed to president Mike Hamre via phone or text to (250)262-7534. More information can also be found on the Fort St. John Men’s Rec Hockey Facebook group.Advertisementlast_img read more

First Coal signs MOU with McLeod Lake Indian Band

first_imgFirst Coal Corporation has achieved a major step forward in its plans to explore and develop a portion of its large coal position in northeastern British Columbia.  First Coal’s President and CEO Douglas Smith signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Chetwynd, along with Chief Derek Orr of the McLeod Lake Indian Band. The McLeod Lake Indian Band is the first band on board for this new development. The company’s Central South and South Cirque properties fall within the Treaty 8 territory, which includes the traditional aboriginal lands of the McLeod Lake Indian Band. Through this memorandum, First Coal has committed to provide employment and business opportunities to area First Nations and local companies while also ensuring safeguards to protect the environment and local caribou population. – Advertisement -The company has met frequently with four of the First Nations within Treaty 8 territory including the McLeod Lake Band, Halfway River First Nations, Saulteau First Nations and West Moberly First Nations, as part of the consultation process. First Coal Corporation expects to begin production in early 2010.last_img read more

Annual Fort St. John Santa Claus Parade back for another round

first_imgThis family-friendly event, and that’s why Parade Marshall Larry Evans says the safety of children and parents is “paramount” to its success.“If you’re driving around be very, very careful and obey all the traffic people,” Evans said. “We have professional traffic people running the parade and than we have volunteer people on the side streets just blocking them off so people don’t come into 100 [Street].”The Santa Claus Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. from the area of 98 Street and 110 Avenue, it heads west on 108 Avenue and turns south on 100 Street heading down to 96 Avenue where is turns east.- Advertisement -After the parade, there will be the ‘Christmas Tree Light Up’ at 7:00 p.m. with complimentary hot chocolate and hotdogs in Centennial Park.“Once they get down to Centennial Park, then all of the activities start; there’s hot dogs and there’s music, and you get to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus and maybe get to talk to them,” Evans explained.There’s also the opportunity to skate with the Fort St. John Huskies, and if you are interested, contact Bill Snow at 250 261 3129Advertisementlast_img read more

SIZZLING SUMMER SOUNDS FROM CEOL NA COILLE – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgBeginner Whistles @ Ceolna Coille Summer School 2015Ceol na Coille Summer School with Shane BrackenCarmel Gunning with whistle students at Ceol na Coille Summer School 2015Somebody was pulling a few strings at the Ceol na Coille Summer School 2015Maitiú Ó Casaide & Ciarán MacFheidhlimidh @ Ceol na Coille Summer School 2015Ceol na Coille Singing Class 2015 Summer SchoolCeol na Coille Summer School Harp 2015Introduction to Irish Music at Ceol na Coille Summer SchoolSummer School 2015 Ceol na Coille Banjo ClassCeol na Coille Summer School with SHane Bracken, Bríd Harper & Kate FordeMelanie Houton with her fiddle class @Ceol na coille Summer School 2015SIZZLING SUMMER SOUNDS FROM CEOL NA COILLE – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: July 24th, 2015 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:Ceol na Coilledonegalletterkennypicture speciallast_img read more

Chelsea ward off Madrid clubs with ‘£54m price tag’ for defender

first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, according to AS, Chelsea have moved to put an end to the two sides’ interest by declaring they will not even talk about letting him leave, unless a £54m offer is received.With the Spanish transfer window set to close on August 31, a deal looks increasingly unlikely.It is said that, were he ever to leave Chelsea, Alonso would only be interested in a return to Madrid – as he spent time in both Real and Atleti’s youth academies. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense punished shining Latest Chelsea News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img silverware gameday cracker REVEALED REVEALED 1 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City possible standings Chelsea have reportedly slapped a €60m (£54m) price tag on Marcos Alonso.The Spanish defender is understood to be a target for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the final days of their summer transfer window, with the rival clubs both tracking him closely. smart causal Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepalast_img read more

Call for action as Inishowen residents left without doctor for over four weeks

first_imgConcern has been raised over the lack of medical clinics with staff in South Inishowen with the HSE pulling doctors from Fahan and Muff in recent weeks leaving residents with a €30 taxi fare to the nearest practice. The two practices have been left without a doctor for over four weeks and it is understood that the current situation will remain the same until next month at least.Inishowen councillor Martin Farren, speaking to Donegal Daily, said a similar situation arose several years ago. The Moville native has called for the HSE to provide clarity surrounding the ‘outrageous’ uncertainty for the people in the area.He said: “I think it’s absolutely disgraceful that the people of Muff are being treated this way by the HSE.“I would feel the HSE need to get their act together and appoint a doctor to be present at the clinic to deal with peoples medical problems.“To expect patients to travel to Buncrana is totally outrageous and we are actually talking about a 20-mile round trip and if an elderly person has to pay a taxi to get there it is extremely expensive. “In this day and age, this is totally unacceptable to the people of Inishowen and especially the people of Muff and Fahan.“The clinic was put there for a reason,” he added. “The clinic was put there to deal with patients in those areas and so there is an onus on the HSE to sort this out.“This uncertainty that has been given by the HSE, with resident left without a doctor for the past four weeks, is absolutely crazy.“There has to be a timetable put in place so that people know that the doctor is going to be there on a weekly basis to treat the patients,” Farren said.“One of the most important things to people, whether that is families, young people or residents in general, is their health and that needs to be prioritised.” Call for action as Inishowen residents left without doctor for over four weeks was last modified: July 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Historic schools to be restored

first_imgNelson Mandela, fifth from the right in theback row, with his classmates at Healdtown school. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation) The run-down buildings of HealdtownComprehensive School are to be the firstto benefit from the Historic Schools Restoration Project. (Image: Historic Schools Restoration) President Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane at Healdtown.(Image: Historic Schools Restoration)Janine ErasmusMany historically significant South African schools, a number of which can boast the distinction of producing leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, Ellen Khuzwayo, Chris Hani and Govan Mbeki, have fallen into disrepair for various reasons. Now the Historic Schools Restoration Project (HSRP) aims to restore these hallowed educational institutions to their former glory, and their former purpose.Established in 2006 by the national Department of Arts and Culture, the HSRP aims to recapture the legacy of South Africa’s historic schools and rebuild them into African institutions of educational and cultural excellence – with the ultimate purpose of once more producing those forward-thinking leaders who gained the respect and admiration of the nation, and the world.The nineteenth-century Christian prophet Ntsikana, who worked extensively among the Xhosa people, teaching them hymns he composed himself, provided the impetus for the HSRP. It is the prophet’s steadfast desire to educate his people that motivated Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan to ask Njongonkulu Ndungane, the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, to spearhead a new nation-building project.With Ndungane as Executive Director, HSRP has now been registered as a non-profit company, and a number of stakeholders have pledged their support for the project, including the South African Reserve Bank which will contribute R6 million (about $800 000) over the next four years.Early Christian schools played an important role in the development of South Africa because they instilled important values and morals, encouraged free thinking, and provided a means of education for black South Africans of the time. They were the breeding grounds of the progressive African thinkers who were to play an important role in shaping the country.This was to be their downfall, however, as in later years the apartheid government perceived them to be subversive. Consequently many of them were closed down or deprived of vital assistance, and these historic institutions are now in urgent need of restoration. Many of them are still in operation and trying to maintain their high standards of education despite their dilapidated condition.First restoration is underwayTo date 12 schools have been identified for inclusion in the project: Healdtown, St Matthew’s, St John’s College and Lovedale in the Eastern Cape; Moroka High School in the Free State; St Martin’s School and Wilberforce Community College in Gauteng; St Francis College, Inanda Seminary, Ohlange High School and Adams College in KwaZulu-Natal; and Zonnebloem in the Western CapeThe first school to be restored is Healdtown which numbers former president Nelson Mandela and Govan Mbeki, the father of South Africa’s current president, among its former scholars. The president himself attended Lovedale School in Alice, Eastern Cape, as did Archbishop Ndungane.Healdtown was established in 1855 as a Methodist mission and served the community in a vocational and academic capacity until it was closed in 1976, when the countrywide student riots broke out. The school re-opened in 1994 after three years of restoration. Currently the school attends to the educational needs of 150 scholars, and also has an adult education centre.At a ceremony in June 2008 marking the initiation of Healdtown’s restoration, President Thabo Mbeki said that the government takes great interest in seeing these schools restored to their former glory so that they may once again become centres of excellence. “Today we must unite to combine the best of our past with the best of our present in order to secure our destiny,” said the president.“I spent a good five years of my life here at Healdtown. I am where I am today because of the seeds that were sown in this institution,” said Justice Thembile Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court, who is chairperson of the HSRP board. Also on the board are Archbishop Ndungane, Arts and Culture Director-General Themba Wakashe, Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology, and Duncan Hindle, Director-General of the Department of Education, among others.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Useful linksHistoric Schools Restoration ProjectDepartment of Arts and CultureDepartment of EducationDepartment of Science and TechnologyEastern Cape Department of EducationSouth African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)last_img read more

Meet South Africa’s Queen of Boerewors

first_imgLimpopo butchery manager Queen Mathebula is the winner of the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition, the annual heritage event dedicated to finding the country’s best boerewors recipe while benefiting local communities.Limpopo butcher and boerewors innovator Queen Mathebula won the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition at a braai-off event held in Langa, Cape Town during September 2017. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonThe competition, now in its 25th year, celebrates South Africans’ diverse heritage in their shared love of boerewors, pitting some of the country’s best boerewors innovators at a braai-off charity event to benefit youth development programmes.Mathebula, from Jilongo Village outside Malamulele, won the grand prize of a new 4×4 and the honour of having her winning boerewors sold at Shoprite Checkers stores nationwide. The two finalists were James Lebepe from Atteridgeville, Gauteng and Moses Mathebula (no relation), also from Limpopo.A four-year veteran of the event, Mathebula said of her win “it is fourth time lucky for me. I feel so privileged and honoured to have been a part of this esteemed competition and to have made it to the top.”Boerewors and rugby for a good cause(Image: Shoprite Checkers)The final braai-off was held in Langa in Cape Town, at the beginning of Heritage Month, September 2017. The event included a charity rugby match between former Springbok players and up-and-coming rugby talent.Proceeds will be used to benefit youth sport and education upliftment programmes in the area, including the Vusa Rugby Academy.(Image: Vusa Rugby Academy)Shoprite Checkers supports the academy, supplying the 80 children in the programme with daily meals. The next step for the partnership will be the establishment and maintenance of a community food garden for four local schools.In addition to grassroots rugby development, Vusa offers academic bursary support for outstanding players.Queen of the worsMathebula believes her win came from sticking to three essential rules of good boerewors – quality meat, a good blend of spices and patient braaing until tender and juicy.Her special spice blend? Mathebula won’t give away her secret, but said the right amount of coriander made the difference. She believes, despite the trend of more modern side dishes for award-winning boerewors, good old fashioned pap and sauce will always be an indispensable ingredient to the entire experience.While the honour of the win was a testament to her boerewors-making talent, the 4×4 grand prize, she said, would make it easier for her to get her children to school on time, which was much more important to her.Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more