Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In August, Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned by the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was accused of acting as a frontman for the Raul Flores Hernandez drug trafficking organization.Marquez has denied any wrongdoing and said he will work to clear his name. He is not known to face any criminal charges in the United States or Mexico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAtlas says Marquez will continue his legal fight while at the team.Marquez has played internationally with AS Monaco, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 5, 2016 file photo, Mexico defender Rafael Marquez leaves the pitch after a Copa America group C soccer match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. Marquez is back with his club on Monday, Sept. 18 2017, more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties. Atlas says the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again and will continue his legal fight. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)MEXICO CITY — Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez is back with his club more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties.Atlas said Monday that the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:21Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for admission to its management programmes to July 16, as per a recent statement.”Those who have qualified OPENMAT (MBA entrance exam) held on August 21, 2011 and February 12, 2012, the last date has been extended from May 31 to July 16,” the statement said.”Similarly, the last date for MBA (Banking and Finance) has also been extended upto July 16, 2012,” it added.As per the varsity, no late fee would be charged and the eligibility criteria would remain the same as earlier.”Other prospective students of open and distance learning mode who have missed the deadline of May 31, and are eligible, can also avail the benefit,” it added.The students will have to buy IGNOU’s student handbook and prospectus and apply through the prescribed form.- With inputs from IANS
West Ham make contact for Inter Milan defender Joao Mirandaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda.Corriere dello Sport says West Ham have jumped into the battle for the Brazil international, 34.Miranda has been told he can leave Inter this month and he is in talks with interested clubs.Roma are keen to take the veteran on-loan, while the Hammers would be prepared to pay a fee to buy him outright.Inter want €20m to see the centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits Man Utd return had him nervousby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMike Phelan admits returning to Manchester United had him nervous.Phelan, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, left Old Trafford six years ago following the Scot’s retirement.He said: “I never wanted to leave in the first place. I had left the club, I think we had won the league by 12 points, so I thought going back was terrific but I was really nervous on the first day I went back in because I didn’t know what to expect.“But I walked in the place and it was like I had never been away.“It was really surreal, a lot had gone on but nothing had changed and I’d never been away. I felt right at home.”
Twitter/@DMoutonWWL Mike Thomas was a key to Ohio State’s 2014 and 2015 offenses, and the 2016 second round pick is already impressing with the New Orleans Saints. During a practice on Friday, Thomas made a phenomenal falling one-handed grab over the top of the defense, on a pass from backup quarterback Luke McCown.Mike Thomas’ tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid pic.twitter.com/WISeQWLTJw— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) July 29, 2016Mike Thomas has quickly earned the trust of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The future Hall of Famer praised him from the connection the two have developed in a very short time back in June. Brees gave an example of a practice rep, of a route the tandem had not run before, to ESPN:“In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever even talked about it,” Brees said. “But it was one of those where I’m just in the moment, and hey, he’s my guy over there at that position. So I kind of give him a look, give him a signal or whatever, and he goes and makes the play. And ran the route just like I imagined.“So that makes you feel good too. ‘Hey, we’re on the same page even though we haven’t even talked about that yet. You kind of know this offense, you have a feel for the game.’ So I like when I see that stuff out of young guys, where you kind of feel like there’s some instincts there.”Thomas came on strong for Ohio State in 2014, catching 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Buckeye national title. He followed it up with a similar 56 catch, 781 yard, nine touchdown 2015 campaign, despite some turmoil at the quarterback position for OSU. Now, he’s charged with helping replace longtime Brees-favorite Marques Colston, who was released by the Saints this off-season after 10 years with the franchise.
Brendan Rodgers revealed the shock and stress of being fired by Liverpool caused him to end up in hospitalThe Northen Irishman coached Liverpool for three years and in the 2013/14 season he won the club’s first Manager of the Year award in 20 years after leading them to a second-place finish in the Premier League.Rodgers was soon awarded a new four-year contract at Anfield, but things soon began to fall apart with Liverpool finishing down in sixth the following season before he was fired on October 2015 after a 1-1 draw against Everton.While the 45-year-old was immediately offered a new job the day after being dismissed, Rodgers needed a timeout before an unexpected hospital visit came his way.“I took the call on the Sunday evening, after the Merseyside derby,” Rodgers told The Coaches’ Voice.“The owners felt they needed to make a change. I accepted the decision, and from that point I was no longer the Liverpool manager.“On the Monday, I was offered another job. But I had always felt that I wanted to go in, where I could, at the beginning of a season.“On top of that, I needed the recovery. Needed to get away. Liverpool had been an emotional rollercoaster.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“At such a huge club, one of the great clubs of the world, even the good days are difficult. I enjoyed every single minute of it, but it had taken a toll.“I went to Spain for a week. Then I came back, and flew to Dubai. Within a couple of days in Dubai, I was rushed into hospital.“I went through all the tests. It was felt that I was having some issues internally, but then they got into the process of what had happened with work, with my life.“They pieced it all together, and it was simply a case of my body being so tense, so tight, from all that had happened in finishing my time at Liverpool.“It reminded me of the pressures you experience, and the expectations you carry, as a manager. Especially at the bigger clubs.“It reinforced for me that it was time to find a calmness, to re-energise and make sure I was genuinely ready for the next challenge.”Rodgers is now the manager of Scottish Premiership side Celtic and has led them to two league titles and Scottish Cups along with three Scottish League Cups.
Aysha Siddika Minni. UNB File photoA Barguna court on Wednesday placed Aysha Siddika Minni, who was arrested on Tuesday night, on a 5-day remand in a case filed in connection with the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, reports UNB.Senior judicial magistrate court judge Md Sirajul Islam passed the order after investigation officer Humayun Kabir produced her before the court seeking a 7-day remand for interrogation.Claiming herself innocent, Minni told the court that she is a victim of conspiracy and she was threatened by the accused several times.She also sought justice for her husband.Earlier, Minni was arrested on Wednesday night after nearly 12 hours of interrogation.In a statement, superintendent of police in Barugna, Maruf Hossain, said the interrogation of Aysha Siddika Minni and analysis of information she provided to the investigation officer appeared to show her involvement in the murder.Rifat Sharif was killed in front of Barguna Government College in front of many people on 26 June. According to CCTV footages, Minni appeared to be trying to protect her husband.Dulal Sharif, Rifat’s father, however, later alleged that his daughter-in-law had an involvement with the murder and demanded her arrest.Local people supported Dulal’s claims and formed a human chain on 14 July demanding her arrest.Minni rejected the allegation and described it as propaganda to protect the killers.Police have so far arrested 14 people in connection with Rifat’s murder.
Story Links Persistent rain in the Knoxville area on Saturday postponed the University of Louisville’s softball games against Kansas and Bradley in the Tennessee Classic. The tournament will resume on Sunday with the Cardinals (4-5) facing Kansas at 9 a.m. and Bradley at 4:30 p.m. Louisville is slated to wrap up the tournament Monday at 11:30 a.m. with a rematch against Bradley and will take on host No. 7/8 Tennessee at 4:30 p.m. Tennessee Classic Schedule Sunday, Feb. 249:00 a.m. – Louisville vs. Kansas4:30 p.m. – Louisville vs. BradleyMonday, Feb. 2511:30 a.m. – Louisville vs. Bradley4:30 p.m. – Louisville at Tennessee Print Friendly Version
It’s time for the bibliophiles to rejoice as the Bengali Book Fair is back again. Organised by the Bengal association, the six day festival will mark its beginning from March 14 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich cultural heritage of Bengal at the Kali Bari premises in the national Capital. Started in 1998, at Sapru House, the Bengali Book Fair, popularly known as “Boi Mela” has grown to become the third largest Bengali Book Fair in India with publishers and book sellers from West Bengal, NorthEast India, Delhi and even from Bangladesh participating in the fair. This year, in the the 16th edition of the book fair there will be more than 60 stalls to accommodate publishers like Ananda, Deys, Rupa, Oxford, Niyogi, Abhijan, Lalmati, Sristisukh, Gangchil, Deb Sahitya Kutir and many more. With the book fair in mind, Bengalis from in and around Delhi are planning to huddle up to take home some new books. “I hope to get my hands on some rare Bengali classics. I am very excited for it,” said Tirtho Bose, a senior IT professional living in CR Park. The Book Fair is topped with literary festival in the afternoon and cultural programmes depicting grandeur and depth of Bengali culture and art in the evening. Renowned literary personalities like Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Nabanita Deb Sen, Painter Jogen Choudhury has honed the responsibilities of the Chief guest during various edition of the fair. This year eminent literary person Swapnamoy Chakraborty, Anita Agnihotri and Senior Government Officers like Dr Nandita Chatterjee, Atanu Chakraborty, Anuradha Mitra, Ranjan Mukherjee and other dignitaries will be present during the inauguration. “I am very fond of Bengali novels but in Delhi, they are not easily available. It’s going to be a nice week after Holi and I am hoping to get some good books,” said Shayan Das, a Delhi-based engineering student. During the six days of the festival, literary figures like Kinnar Ray, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharya, Mandakranta Sen, Sadique Hossain, Shirsho Bondopadhyay, Binod Ghoshal, Subhro Bondopadhyay, Sridarshini Chakraborty will participate in various literary discussions. Famous actor Sabyasachi Chakroborty, business icon Satyam Ray choudhury and Ayan Dey will also remain present on various days. The conclusive day will see the presence of Sarod Maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. During the evening, cultural programmes will see artists from Delhi and Jaipur performing along with famous names like Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Ratna Mitra, Shraboni Sen, Suvomita and Lopamudra Mitra. Apart from these, there will be various contests for children like sit n’ draw, recitation, singing and quiz. There will be a lucky draw every day and the winners will be awarded with discount coupons for books.Established in 1958 with an aim to preserve and expand the rich heritage of Bengal through various cultural and social organizations in New Delhi, Bengal Association is a federative body of Bengali cultural associations, Bengali-medium schools and drama organizations spread across the national Capital. Besides cultural events throughout the year, Bengal Association organises Cine Festival, health camps and provide legal aid to needy persons. One of its noble projects includes helping the needy artists by providing them health insurances.
19Mar House panel votes out Albert’s plan preventing youth e-cigarette usage Initiative bans possession, sales of e-cigs to minors, helps enforce regulationThe House Regulatory Reform Committee today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Thomas Albert’s safety measure banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as possession by individuals under 18.“For each day that passes without critical action, teenagers across the state are exposing themselves to harmful, addictive products capable of bearing long-term health effects,” said Albert, of Lowell. “Michigan is currently one of two states in the country without any regulation banning the possession and sales of e-cigarettes to minors. We must do better. This legislation is all about keeping vaping devices out of the hands our children and prevent a health crisis down the road.”Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine and flavoring without burning tobacco. Many devices are colorful and designed to look harmless – including a version that looks just like a computer USB flash drive – making them appealing to teens and difficult to detect in schools.The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared youth e-cigarette usage an “epidemic”. In a 2018 Centers for Disease Control survey, roughly one in five high school students reported using such products – up 78 percent from 2017.“This growing epidemic has infested our communities’ K-12 schools, including recent reports of e-cigarette usage by students as early as middle school,” Albert said. “Kids are watching their peers ‘vape’ and assume it’s the ‘cool’ thing to do without knowing the health risks that are associated with these addictive products. Schools and local law enforcement know firsthand how quickly this situation is spiraling out of control. With this vote, we are one step closer to getting this legislation across the finish line and protecting our kids.”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration bans the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18, but Michigan state law does not. With the adoption of Albert’s plan, law enforcement and schools will have a pathway to keeping addictive, unregulated chemicals off campuses.House Bill 4164 now moves to the House Judiciary Committee for further consideration. Categories: Albert News
Media services provider Farncombe has acquired the MiriATE consumer device test automation assets of Mirifice, which recently went into liquidation.Farncombe will re-brand and re-launch the platform in early 2013.The company has used MiriATE for a number of years. It acquired Mirifice’s Professional Services business in 2010. Farncombe said it saw demand for a number of value-added services around MiriATE, including training and scripting support. It has developed a new real-time web-based reporting tool and is in the process of testing a number of new features, it said.Farncombe will continue to support Mirifice’s existing clients, which include the UK’s Digital Television Group.Gary Marshall, managing partner for engineering services at Farncombe, said that the company was currently reviewing its automation solution in close collaboration with MiriATE clients. “We possess a considerable amount of in-house expertise, having provided professional services to the MiriATE client base for a number of years. Following a consultation period, we will announce a detailed roadmap for test automation in 2013,” he said. “We are confident that this will enable the TV industry to take a significant step forward with the introduction of large-scale, cost-effective test automation deployments.”
ShareTweet “The only manner in which the payment of an admission ticket may be accepted is in the case of the need to rent a theatre to show it in, in which case the cost of the theatre alone would be accepted.”The spokeswoman said the order was surprised by the number of people who wrote to them following Sr Clare’s death saying they believed she was helping them.“Many were friends and acquaintances but many others, even more surprising, were strangers who spoke to us of conversions, vocations discovered or recovered and special graces. There are very impressive stories.”The film, which will be released in Ireland, Spain, the US and Ecuador, is based on a huge archive of photographs and audio and video recordings of Sr Clare covering the last 15 years of her life.The order invited anyone wishing to screen the filming to contact them at www.sisterclare.com/multimedia/film/request?view=form.FILM ON LIFE OF SISTER CLARE CROCKETT TO BE RELEASED ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: A FILM about the life of Derry born nun Sister Clare Crockett, who died in an earthquake in Ecuador, is to be released in April on the second anniversary of her death.The 33 year-old nun when the school where she was teaching music collapsed in the earthquake at Playa Prieta on April 16, 2016,According to The Irish News, The film called ‘All Or Nothing’ tells the extraordinary story of her journey from the streets of Derry battling her alcohol addiction to holy orders. The popular and much missed nun announced plans to become a nun “with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.”Sr Clare’s order, the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, have announced the film was being released on a not-for-profit basis.The order has invited groups or individuals to organise the screening of the film in cities and towns.A spokeswoman for the order said: “The important thing is that the organised event does not have an economic purpose but an apostolic one: with the desire that God’s love, which changed Sr Clare, may be proclaimed through her life. DerryECUADORFILM ON LIFE OF SISTER CLARE CROCKETT TO BE RELEASED ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATHSERVANT SISTERS OF THE HOME OF THE MOTHER