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 Taipei is also a country enamored with basketball and in-love with its national team, and even though Overseas Filipino Workers are aplenty there, tickets for home games – especially against Filipinos – have reportedly been kept out from foreign buyers to assure full support for the hosts.Team Philippines is already assured of advancing together with powerhouse Australia in Group B, and the fight basically has been narrowed down to Taipei and Japan for the third and last slot in their bracket.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 crownAnd Taiwanese superstar Huang Tsung-Han has already declared victory for the home team, quite a hard statement considering that Gilas has had the Taiwanese’s number for the last five years running.“This is my house,” the 23-year-old Huang told Fiba.com recently as tickets have been sold out. “In home games, the whole country will cheer for the players, and it will stimulate the players more. It will strengthen our desire to achieve victory. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Painters hold off Bolts in OT, secure top spot Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taipei has also recalled some of its stars in the China Basketball Association for this game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The tickets being sold out means we cannot lose,” Huang said.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo will again spearhead Gilas, which scored a 79-73 win over the Taiwanese last November at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Kiefer Ravena, banned by the Fiba for doping until August next year, and the injured Kevin Alas are two players from that November team who won’t be around this time.As always, coach Chot Reyes has stayed away from interviews leading to the match, which is also crucial for Gilas since win-loss records will be carried over to the next round.“We just want to ask the country to keep on praying and supporting our team,” Reyes said in a news segment over Channel 5 recently.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERCarrying the prayers of an entire nation, Gilas Pilipinas flies out for Chinese Taipei Monday morning to start its third window in the Fiba World Qualifying tournament where the Filipinos will definitely be met by a hostile crowd come Friday.The Taiwanese will host the Filipinos in the 7 p.m. at Taipei Heping Gym, needing no less than a win to stay in range of advancing to the second round and trying to do it against a Gilas side they haven’t beaten since the Fiba Asia Championship in Manila in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan
• Called on Minister Kamara to prevail on stakeholders across the Liberian government bureaucracy to ensure that the over 14 treaties and protocols submitted by ECOWAS for ratification are ratified, saying “Liberian has benefited from some of these treaties and conventions.”• Recapped firm position on presidential tenure by ECOWAS leaders that no leader in any of its member states should lengthen him or herself in power; likewise, officials of the commission are not to also extend their tenures.Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon Kamara received in audience ECOWAS Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, H.E. Mr. BabatundeOlanrewajuAjisomo, when he paid her a courtesy call on Thursday, April 7.According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ambassador Ajisomo congratulated Minister Kamara on her preferment and briefed her on developments taking placing within the sub-regional organization including political, social, economic, and security issues.On welcoming the ECOWAS envoy Minister Kamara thanked him for the courtesy visit and extended gratitude to ECOWAS for all the humanitarian assistance it continues to render the Government and people of Liberia, reflecting on the civil crisis and the Ebola outbreak.Minister Kamara applauded the ECOWAS envoy for the comprehensive overview he provided her on ECOWAS’ activities in the sub-region. She indicated that she is aware that the regional body is going through a transition, acknowledging that former vice president of the commission, Dr. Toga McIntosh, had already returned to Liberia after a successful end of his tenure.Minister Kamara expressed confidence that the country’s recent nominee to the ECOWAS committee on infrastructure, Dr. Antoinette G. Weeks, would ably represent Liberia on her new assignment.On the issue of ratifying the ECOWAS treaties and protocols, Minister Kamara assured Ambassador Ajisomo that she will work closely with other relevant government institutions to have these instruments ratified.Madam Kamara also added that under her stewardship as Foreign Minister Liberia will tap into rewarding areas of maximum benefits in ECOWAS.She further applauded ECOWAS’ initiatives in member states including the organization’s role in maintaining peace and security, humanitarian and political affairs in the region; as well as, theintroduction and use of ECOWAS passports by its citizens which she observed is now being circulated worldwide.Ambassador Ajisomo recounted the strategic and historical role Liberia played during the formation of ECOWAS dating back to 1975 when Liberia signed the ECOWAS Protocol affirming its membership to the regional body.The ECOWAS Ambassador thanked Minister Kamara for the warm reception and granting him the audience to meet with her, which he said was intended to apprise her of ongoing developments taking place in ECOWAS.He stressed that considering the strategic role Liberia played at the formation of the ECOWAS, it would be prudent for the country to maximize its benefits of integration and minimize its risks since integration is always associated with risks and benefits.He also added that ECOWAS is now at the stage of transition in terms of statutory appointments where preparation is underway for the ushering in of a new president of the ECOWAS Commission who he said hails from the Republic of Benin.The ECOWAS Ambassador also used the occasion to congratulate Liberia for nominating a well-seasoned and experience candidate to head the Infrastructure Committee of the ECOWAS Commission in the person of Dr. Weeks.He further disclosed that the vice president’s position previously occupied by Dr. McIntosh has now been given to The Gambia while the presidential slot of the Commission is being occupied by the Republic of Benin which he noted are expected to take office in Abuja, Nigeria shortly.He further said that ECOWAS’ Heads of State and Government, during one of their deliberations, took a firm position on the presidential tenure. According to him, ECOWAS leaders agreed that no leader in any of its member states should elongate his/herself in power, likewise, officials of the commission are not to also elongate themselves to office.He indicated that those holding current positions at the Commission will continue to serve up to 2018 so that by 2018 the Commission would consider rotating positions among member countries.The envoy also informed Minister Kamara that the Commission looks forward to seeing her participate in all ECOWAS ministerial meetings like her predecessor who he hailed for proactivelyparticipating at all levels of ECOWAS’ meetings in order to maximize benefits of integration.The envoy, however, called on the minister to prevail on other relevant stakeholders across the Liberian government bureaucracy to ensure that the over 14 treaties and protocols submitted by ECOWAS forratification are ratified, saying “Liberian has benefited from some of these treaties and conventions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Tier 1 Midget Tracker-Flyers couldn’t wait to play on home ice. The NEBC & Yukon squad impressed in a 5-0 win over Fort McMurray in their home opener on Friday night. Dylan Houle’s line poured it on offensively, with Houle himself scoring every goal but the first (scored by Daylen Pearson).- Advertisement -The Trackers outshot their opponents 47-21, and David Readman recorded the shutout in the team’s first win. NEBC plays out the homestand with games on Saturday night at 8:30 pm in Dawson Creek (Memorial) and Sunday at 11 am, at the North Peace Arena, against the Northeast Panthers.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge celebrating after scoring in a past KPL match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25- Rwandese striker Jacques Tuyisenge has handed Gor Mahia a huge shot in the arm, saying he is 100 percent willing to extend his commitment to the 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions with his contract running out at the end of the season.The forward who signed for Sh4mn in January last year from Rwandese club Police FC told Capital Sport on Wednesday that contract talks with the club’s management are looking up and he will still be part of the club next season. “We have been talking with the management and primarily, there is an agreeement. They have listened to my terms and I think I have already made up my mind that I will stay. I have enjoyed being here and now that we are in the Champions League next year, it hasn’t been a hard decision to make,” the forward said.Tuyisenge’s form has been a huge pillar in Gor Mahia’s title winning run this season, having scored 12 goals and set up one.He has now asked his compatriots, Burundian Karim Nizigiyimana and Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi to also consider extending their stays at the club.“You know all of us are like brothers and when one goes away, then it’s a little heartbreak. I want to ask Karim and Walusimbi to extend their contracts as well and let’s achieve greater things with this club next season now that we are playing in continental football,” the forward added.Striker Meddie Kagere who has seven months to run in his contract has also hinted he will extend it to the end of next season and has also urged those whose contracts run out at the end of the season to consider staying.Gor Mahia Jacques Tuyisenge celebrates a goal in a past match with Meddie Kagere. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“When you have new players coming in then you need some time to gel and become a strong team. But now, we have already built a strong squad and we have blended in as teammates and it would be so great if we get into the season together,” Kagere said.“We want to achieve great things next season and with this squad, I know that we can do well in the Champions League. Getting to the group stages is a realistic target for us,” the Ugandan-born Rwandese forward further said.Among other players whose contracts will be running out in December include skipper Musa Mohammed, Harun Shakava and striker George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, earlier on named the August player of the month.Odhiambo said that he has offers from three teams already and he is yet to make a decision.“I still have a contract with Gor Mahia ending in December but there are three teams which have approached me. I am looking at them and my agent is also on the same so I should be able to make a good decision on the same sometime soon,” the winger added.Jacques Tuyisenge leading Gor celebrations in a past Kenyan Premier league match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMeanwhile, the players have added on to their coach Dylan Kerr’s cry for a Group Stage target for the Champions League.Kagere who won the league with Gor in 2015 but left at the turn of the new season says he is personally motivated to ensure the club reaches that level.“We have to put this team to conquering the continent now. We have done that in Kenya by being dominant and it’s time to ensure the team also dominates in Africa. Growth is all about going one step above always,” Kagere said.His sentiments were shared by Tuyisenge who will be playing continental football for the third time in his career having already featured twice with Police FC in Rwanda.“Last year, we failed to win the league and I wasn’t very pleased. We worked hard this year as a team and we finally got it. This is done, now onto the next project. I am confident we can get to the group stages,” Tuyisenge opined.With CAF increasing the number of teams in the Group Stages to 16, Gor will only need to win two home and away matches to make it to the Group Stages, commonly referred to as the ‘money bracket’ of continental football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
West Ham are still hopeful of signing Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang even though the Italian club are refusing to lower their £4.7m asking price for the Spanish international.Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in more signings ahead of the new season and with speculation linking Mohamed Diame with a move to QPR, the Hammers boss is keen to strengthen his midfield.Obiang has been one of the standout players for Sampdoria and his performances have caught the eye of several top clubs across Europe.Allardyce is hoping to win the race to sign the former Atletico Madrid player and hopes a deal can be finalised before the end of August. West Ham target Pedro Obiang gets some air for current side Sampdoria 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 49-year-old woman died driving westbound in a collision on the Ventura (101) Freeway just south of Kanan Dume Road in Agoura Hills, the CHP said. Details were not immediately available, but the CHP said that the crash was involved a single car that hit the center divider before 11:18 a.m.
The Donegal Hospice has been given a rather unusual donation – and it could be yours for as little as just a few euro!A Toyota Avensis like this could be yours for just a few euro!The hospice, which has been a source of comfort to so many local families, received a donation of a Toyota Avensis car.Now the Hospice are holding a blind auction for the 1999 car which even has a full NCT until February 2015. The car has just 92,000 miles on the clock and only had own owner from new.Bidding in the blind auction will end on July 14th.Bids can be placed in a sealed envelope and sent to the Donegal Hospice at Knocknamona, Letterkenny.All the envelopes will be opened on July 15th and the highest bidder will be notified soonafter, For any further information just contact Isobell on 0749125656.Getting bidding now for what is a great cause. HOSPICE GETS UNIQUE DONATION AND IT COULD BE YOURS FOR JUST A FEW EURO! was last modified: June 24th, 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:blind auctiondonegaldonegal hospiceToyota Avensis
One type of insurance charges you more when you need it less. Another pays your beneficiary a minimum guaranteed return on your premium, even if you don’t qualify for life insurance. If you own a variable annuity with the typical return-of-premium death benefit, you have the first type of insurance. If you want the second, you may find it in … a variable annuity. These different death benefits are just a sampling of the dizzying number of options in variable annuities today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake They range from no death benefit to a basic return-of-premium to “earnings enhancement,” “step-up,” and “ratchet” or “roll-up” benefits, each with varying price tags. “There are probably 15 different types of benefit guarantees” including death benefits, said David M. Cordell, certified financial planner and associate professor at Texas Tech University. “When you compare variable annuity contracts, you have to consider the nature of the guarantee the insurance company provides, and that can be very complicated.” So, is there a “best” option? “To a certain extent it depends on your risk tolerance,” said Mark Mackey, president and CEO of the National Association for Variable Annuities, an industry group. “It also depends on your health, because there is no underwriting.” (You don’t have to “qualify” medically to buy a variable annuity.) Older people in poor health “may want to purchase the most aggressive death benefit, even though it does have an extra cost,” Mackey said. A variable annuity is a contract with an insurance company that lets you invest in tax-deferred “sub-accounts” that resemble mutual funds. You have the option to annuitize – that is, to convert your account value to a lifetime income stream. Variable annuities deduct annual “mortality and expense risk” charges from the account value to pay, among other things, for guaranteed annuitization rates. For most annuities, the biggest chunk of this “M&E” charge pays for “distribution costs,” including seller commissions, and a death benefit. Altogether, including usually minor administrative expenses, the typical annuity charge runs about 1.40 percent a year. (Direct-marketed contracts charge as little as 0.25 percent for the Fidelity Personal Retirement Annuity without a death benefit and 0.35 percent for the Vanguard Variable Annuity with a basic death benefit.) This basic benefit, built along with its cost into the vast majority of contracts, guarantees that if you die before starting to take money out, your beneficiary will receive at least what you put in. “It gives people the confidence to stay invested, knowing their family will be protected,” Mackey said. Beyond the basic death benefit, a typically optional “step-up” death benefit locks in market gains periodically. An additional “earnings enhancement” benefit is designed mostly to cover the taxes the beneficiary would owe on annuity gains. Annual charges for these added benefits vary, with many ranging between 0.20 percent and 0.40 percent of the account value or benefit amount. (You can compare annuity features, including death benefits, at www.annuityfyi.com.) “This does pay off,” Mackey said of death benefits. From 2001 to 2003, variable annuities paid out death benefits totaling $2.8 billion more than their account value. But with the basic benefit, you pay more as the need for the insurance diminishes. Say a $25,000 investment grows to $100,000 after 20 years. Your account value would have to plunge more than 75 percent for the basic death benefit to matter. But because your cost is typically a percentage of the account value, you are paying more. (When the account value goes down and the death benefit becomes more valuable, it costs less.) A solution is to do a tax-free exchange into a new annuity (I did it with an annuity that had gone up substantially in value and had no surrender charge). The higher account value becomes the basic death benefit of the new annuity. For an additional annual charge – I’ve seen as little as 0.25 percent to as high as 0.75 percent of the death benefit amount, depending on policy features – some annuities guarantee the benefit will at a minimum “ratchet” or “roll up” by a set percentage each year. The highest I’ve seen is 7 percent compounded, capped at three times the original investment. Example: If you invest $100,000 and don’t make withdrawals, the death benefit after five years will be at least $140,255, or the account value if higher. “This can be really helpful” for people with short life expectancies and money to invest for their heirs, said John Huggard, estate planning attorney, certified financial planner and North Carolina State University professor. “Without the safety net (of the death benefit) they will not invest aggressively, but with the safety net they’d be foolish not to.” Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An animal rights group charged with terrorizing municipal employees has filed a $3 million civil rights claim against the city of Los Angeles. The Animal Defense League-Los Angeles, charged last week with conspiring to harass Animal Services workers, filed the claim Wednesday in response “to the blatant lies and egregious misrepresentation of facts by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.” A spokesman for Delgadillo said he hadn’t seen the claim and declined to comment on what appeared to be a pending lawsuit. John Uribe, attorney for the ADL-LA, said the 14-count criminal charge, in addition to pending civil actions against group members, was part of a city campaign to violate the protesters’ free-speech rights. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “This represents a 2 1/2-year struggle by the city to try to silence this very vocal and boisterous group for exercising its First Amendment rights to demonstrate against the city,” Uribe said. The ADL-LA, which has advocated a no-kill policy at city animal shelters, has been accused of terrorizing city employees and their families during protests at their homes.
Clashes between Donegal and Cavan have been far from plentiful over the past few years.Sunday’s game will be the first time the sides have met in Ulster since 2012. Much has changed since then.Donegal are onto their second manager since Jim McGuinness guided the side. Silverware has been tough to come by in the years since and eluded Rory Gallagher completely. However, Declan Bonner has won the McKenna cup in his first year in charge which will give the side confidence moving on.The last meeting of the two sides was last year in the national league when Donegal travelled to Breffni to take on their Ulster rivals.Cavan 0-11 1-16 Donegal, Sunday 4th March 2017 A mix of youth and experience started the game for Donegal but the visitors were missing some important players on the day. Donegal raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead inside the opening thirteen minutes, it took Cavan twenty-minutes to get their first score of the game. A red for Killian Clarke for the home team before half-time made their task even more difficult. Eoin McHugh’s goal early in the second half put six between the sides and it proved to be a score that Cavan couldn’t come back from.Cavan: R Galligan, F Reilly, P Faulkner, K Brady, M Reilly, C Brady (0-1), G Smith, K Clarke, T Corr, M Argue, D McVeety (0-2), C Madden (0-2), N Clerkin, G McKiernan (0-3, 1f), S Johnston (0-3f)Subs: R Dunne for Corr, N Murray for K Brady, S Murray for Argue, C Mackey for Johnston, J Dillon for F Reilly, J McCutcheon for C BradyDonegal: MA McGinley, P McGrath, N McGee, EB Gallagher, C Ward, F McGlynn (0-1), E McHugh (1-1), J McGee, C Thompson (0-5, 1f), M Carroll, M O’Reilly, R McHugh (0-1), H McFadden (0-2), M Murphy (0-2f), D O’Connor (0-1)Subs: J Brennan (0-3) for O’Connor, D McLoughlin for Carroll, M Langan for J McGee, E Doherty for McFadden, M McHugh for E McHugh, P Brennan for GallagherCavan 1-10 1-16 Donegal, Sunday May 20th 2012Donegal faced the trip to Cavan once again in the preliminary round of the Ulster championship in 2012. In what was the most successful year for the county since 1992, Donegal cruised to victory in Breffni. Cavan were leading the game 0-4 to 0-2 very early on but a Colm McFadden penalty and a strong end to the half put Donegal six up at the break. This was a lead they would refuse to surrender, and despite Cavan trying to force their way into the game, Donegal would go on to win by six. Colm McFadden in particular was on top form, showing the country exactly why he deserved to be nominated for footballer of the year in 2012.Cavan: J Reilly; K Clarke, P O’Reilly, K Meehan; J McLoughlin, D Reilly, M McKeever; D Givney (0-2), G McKiernan (0-1); F Flanagan, R Flanagan, R Moloney-Derham; J Brady (0-1), E Keating (0-5), B Fitzpatrick. Subs: T Corr for Maloney-Derham, N McDermott (1-1) for Fitzpatrick, N Smith for F Flanagan, K Tierney for McKeever, R Galligan for Brady. Donegal: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee (0-1), F McGlynn (0-1); A Thompson, K Lacey, Declan Walsh; R Kavanagh (0-3), N Gallagher (0-1); R Bradley, David Walsh, M McHugh (0-2); L McLoone (0-2), C McFadden (1-6), P McBrearty. Subs: M O’Reilly for Bradley, M McElhinney for David Walsh, D Molloy for Gallagher.Cavan 1-8 Donegal 2-14, June 13th 2011This Sunday will mark the first time that the sides have played in MacCumhaill Park over the past three meetings. The encounter in 2011 proved to be a big one in terms of Donegal football. It was Patrick McBrearty’s first appearance as a senior footballer and the second victory for then manager Jim McGuinness. It took Paddy McBrearty that day to give Donegal the spark when he drilled low and hard to the corner before half-time. Colm McFadden then stepped up to the plate with some fine points after Michael Murphy had seen red. Going in 1-6 to 0-3 up at half-time Donegal were in cruise control and continued in the same manner for most of the second half.Cavan: J Reilly; D Sheridan, P Carroll, D O’Dowd; N Murray, J McCutcheon, D Reilly, R Cullivan, D Givney, G McKiernan (0-1), M Lyng, F Flanagan (0-1), N McDermott (0-4, 3f), E Keating, S Johnston (0-1, 1f). Subs: G Smith for M Lyng, M McKeever for D O’Reilly, T Corr for D Sheridan, C Mackey for N Murray, M Brennan (1-1) for E Keating. Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, P McGrath; K Cassidy (0-1), A Thompson, Marty Boyle; R Kavanagh (1-0), K Rafferty (0-1), M McElhinney, P McBrearty (1-3, 1f), R Bradley; M McHugh, M Murphy (0-1, 1f), C McFadden (0-5, 2f). Subs: M Hegarty for M McElhinney, L McLoone (0-1) for K Cassidy, D Molloy (0-2) for R Bradley, N Gallagher for K Rafferty, D Walsh for M McHugh.How Donegal have previously fared over Cavan was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:CavandonegalGAAMichael MurphyUlster Campionship 2018