Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’ve been seeing the improvement of the team but we can never be contented on what we have right now,” he said. “We have to maintain this kind of performance or even level it up for us to reach our goal.”The Lady Realtors dropped to 1-4 as they struggled in matching up to the level their imports were playing—a problem that seems to plague the rest of the teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA admits ref’s error, vows improvement F2 Logistics drubbed Foton, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24, while Petron routed Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-8, 25-8, 25-18, as both teams stayed unbeaten at the top with four wins each in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The way they have gobbled up foes thus far has created intense anticipation for their first meeting this conference on March 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlex Cabanos did a superb relief job setting for F2 Logistics, making 20 excellent sets in subbing for ailing Kim Fajardo.“I didn’t know I would start until just before the game started but coach said we always have to be prepared, and I’m very grateful the team supported me and got my back,” Cabanos said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Former MVP Lindsay Stalzer scored 18 points to lead the Cargo Movers.“We just have to take care of the little things, focus on passing and trusting each other,” Stalzer said.Earlier, the Blaze Spikers have not lost a set in four matches but they scored their biggest win so far in disposing off the Lady Realtors.Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell starred for the defending champion, scoring 24 and 17 points, respectively.But Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said it wasn’t the true measure of their strength.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Petron’s Katherine Bell dwarfs the wall put up by (from left) Sta. Lucia’s Souzan Raslan, Molly Lohman and Casey Schoenlein during yesterday’s Grand Prix game. —Sherwin VardeleonF2 Logistics and Petron are too good, they make the rest of the field look bad.The league’s super teams, with their big-named rosters, blasted their respective opponents on Thursday night and built up momentum for their inevitable title collision.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
The Southern Leg was initially supposed to be played in Kiunga but National Soccer League (NSL) Competition Manager, Simon Koima said the drought in the Western province forced officials to change the venue.He said Central province and the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) is the new venues that will host the Southern Leg.”With the water level of the Fly River down and shortage of food, we had to move it to another venue.”The Koupa Soccer Association in the Central province plus the PMSA will co-host the Southern Leg that will run from September 18th- 20th,” said Koima.Around 20 teams will take part in the Southern Leg of the Besta Cup.
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On this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. On the 25th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration the EU wishes to recall the principle that “the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development”.The right to freedom of opinion and expression includes freedom to seek, receive and impart information. It is a key component of democratic governance and development. People need to be fully informed to be able to form an opinion and participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives. Freedom of information also contributes to better governance as it enhances transparency in public affairs and can be used as a tool to make governments accountable for their actions, in particular when access to information results in the exposure of human rights violations or corruption practices.Ensuring access to information can serve to promote justice and reparation, in particular after periods of grave violations of human rights.The EU is committed to continue promoting and protecting freedom of opinion and expression worldwide, not only offline but also in relation to the cyberspace and other information communication technologies, as highlighted by the adoption in 2014 of the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. It condemns the increasing level of intimidation and violence that journalists, Human Rights Defenders, media actors and other individuals face in many countries across the world when exercising the right to freedom of opinion and expression online and offline. In addition to outright violence the EU is determined to fight against laws or practices that impose censorship, encourage self-censorship or provide legal penalties, including criminal, financial and administrative sanctions, misuse of market powers and poor economic conditions.The EU reaffirms its determination to promote and support, freedoms of opinion and expression as rights to be exercised by everyone everywhere, based on the principles of equality, non-discrimination and universality – through any media and regardless of frontiers.This is your Right!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged the young people of Liberia, who constitute about 60 percent of the nation’s 4.5 million population, to be mindful and use their role in helping to develop Liberia as a means of setting an example for those coming after them to emulate.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in the Ball Room of the Monrovia City Hall when she made closing remarks at a program marking the close of a two-day “National Demography Dividend Stakeholders Roundtable Meeting” aimed at finding out how the young people of Liberia can rationalize their priorities in achieving what they want to be in life.President Sirleaf said although it was widely estimated that upward of 25,000 people would die when the Ebola Virus Disease struck Liberia, and especially as casualties increased, she as well as many Liberians were, however, doubtful of the statistics. She noted that with the involvement of the young people ofLiberia, the disease was defeated in no time.“Therefore, the emphasis of this gathering should be about the young people of this country who really helped us in defeating the Ebola Virus Disease,” she pointed out. President Sirleaf also said “once the same people here today say they are ready to get involved with anything that they are called upon to do – they always do it satisfactorily.”She used the occasion to appeal to participants at the two-day stakeholders’ gathering to give all of their attention and understanding to those facilitating the gathering so that tomorrow they can take the same initiatives to ensure that their communities are kept clean.She noted that since a vast majority of those who helped the authorities in defeating the deadly Ebola Virus Disease came from the various communities in Liberia, she wants them extend the initiative to their various communities by keeping them clean, including public schools. She urged the young people to ensure that they take the initiative to partner with government in fostering and achieving the nation’s quest for national development.Also making remarks at the ceremony was the President of the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY), Mr. Augustine Tamba. He said investing in youth development is a cardinal development that he was proud of as far as the Sirleaf administration is concerned, and noted that young people are the foundation of any nation and should be taken very seriously in the development of Liberia, as investing in them is critical. The ceremony was attended by government officials, including Youth and Sports Minister, Saah Charles N’Tow, development partners, youth leaders from across Liberia, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)