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Africa Wrestling C’ships: Purity credits feat on early preparations

first_img Loading… Coach of the Nigeria female wrestling team, Akuh Purity has credited early preparations for the country’s performance at the just concluded 2020 Africa Wrestling Championships held in Algiers, Algeria. “We thank God that we are back home. A lot of countries prepared but we thank God that we won the overall especially in the female category where we had six gold and four silver. I think it is a very wonderful achievement for us to win the title, ninth time in a row. “It wasn’t so difficult because we started preparations early. We started last year and I know a lot of people will prove so hard especially the North Africans. We were able to subdue them because we started our preparations very early. Read Also:2019 African Wrestling Championships: Nigeria retains women’s title “I can assure Nigerians that we are going to qualify especially the female team. We are going to qualify the five remaining girls.This African Championship is an eye opener, we have seen our mistakes and we will go back home and correct it. It’s a continuous process, we have been training and we will not stop training. By next month, we are going to storm Morocco and get all our girls and boys too to qualify for the Olympics,” Purity told Sportinglife.ng. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Team Nigeria Women dominated the women’s freestyle event winning six gold and four silver to retain the title they won last year in Tunisia. In a chat with Sportinglife.ng, Purity said the focus now is to ensure that five more wrestlers secure qualification for the Olympics at the African/Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament billed to hold in El Jadida, Morocco from March 13–15, 2020. Sportinglife.ng reports that only World number one, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) is the only Nigerian wrestler that has secured her qualification to the Tokyo Games.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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Real Madrid star opens a golf-themed bar in Cardiff

first_img He said: “I always focused on my football and I didn’t drink so I never went out too much. That’s why I think by having these businesses, like Par 59, you can still socialise with people that like to go out. “It brings everyone together and gives everyone the option to have fun on a night out rather than going out and getting plastered. “That’s what we are trying, to bring everyone together whether you like to drink or not or whether you like to just play golf.” And when asked which of his team-mates he would invite for the debut round, he stated he would look no further than two of his Welsh compatriots. He stated: “When we go away with Wales we have a lot of fun and it’s always me, Joe Ledley and Wayne Hennessey. Read Also:Bale barred from Real Madrid training after catching gastroenteritis “So for us three to take around at Par 59, have a laugh and a beer, we would have  great craic and great laugh as we always do.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 30-year-old already has a sports bar called Elevens Bar & Grill, and he has now spoken of his new venue Par 59. The mini-golf themed bar and restaurant – which will only be for adults – is being developed by the team that was behind The Depot in Cardiff. Bale has revealed the name of the business is due to the fact that breaking a sub-60 round in golf is a huge thing to do – with just ten cases of the achievement recorded in PGA history. Speaking to WalesOnline, he said: “I haven’t quite got a Par 59, but I have broken 70. “The best I shot is 67, which for an amateur is pretty good. To get to the magic number of 59 takes something special.” Bale – labelled “The Golfer” by his Los Blancos team-mates – has also claimed that he believes the venue will encourage people to socialise, without feeling the need to get heavily drunk.Advertisement Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale, is to open a golf-themed bar in Cardiff’s city centre this year – his second business venture in the Welsh capital. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret VisitingTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The World90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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EPL clubs keen to finish season by June 30 despite COVID-19 crisis

first_imgA growing number of Premier League clubs will today push for the season to be finished by June 30. Chiefs from the 20 sides will hold a video conference for the latest coronavirus crisis talks — including the first official discussions of a definitive end-date being put in place. Premier League players are threatening legal action over a proposed pay cut Some clubs fear a delayed campaign into July could lead to legal mayhem over player contracts, with the only alternative being to declare the season null and void. One insider said: “Clubs are starting to take the view that if we go beyond June 30 – when player contracts end – we will be in chaos territory. “Fifa say clubs and players have the ability to extend contracts but there is nothing hard and fast legally to make that happen. “Everybody wants to see the season played out, of course we do. Liverpool fans will be praying they can enjoy winning the Premier League this seasonAdvertisement “But how do you demand that players who are actually out of contract, who might be considering moves to teams they are going to be playing against, give everything? “You can’t. If the games aren’t finished by the end of June the sporting integrity of the competition could go out of the window.” There is a split between the clubs who believe that every step must be taken to play out the campaign to its conclusion and a growing number who argue the timetable makes that impossible. Any discussion of terminating the season would be met with fierce push-back from League bosses and some clubs, especially table-topping Liverpool who could be denied their first championship crown since 1990. The Premier League season is still under suspension due to COVID-19 Read Also: Osimhen dreams Premier League move, consults Ighalo So far boardroom voices in favour of writing off the season have been dismissed as a minority view, with the majority of clubs concerned about the financial hit if broadcasters demand their cash back. Prem bosses have modelled detailed scenarios which envisage a resumption behind closed doors from a number of starting points in June, July and even August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Valencia drag Spanish FA to UEFA over European spots proposal

first_img As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. The proposals would see Los Che excluded from European competition altogether and, as outlined by Marca, they have now filled an official complaint. Albert Celades’s side currently sit seventh in La Liga – three points off Atletico de Madrid in sixth and automatic qualification for the Europa League. Furthermore, they would qualify for Europe as things stand in the league if the Copa del Rey final were to be played and Real Sociedad defeat Athletic Club Bilbao. Valencia have sent an official letter to UEFA complaining about a proposal from the Spanish FA to decide the allocation of European places for the 2020/21 campaign. There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Valencia complain to UEFA on Spanish FA’s European proposal Read Also: Ex-Barca president tips Messi to pen new deal as Neymar returnsGetafe boss Bordalas is cited by the reports as saying ‘when a championship ends, the first criterion is the individual confrontation’, while the club president Angel Torres was even more indignant.Torres is cited as saying that the Spanish FA have ‘no right’ to make these lists and added: “What we want is to play. Getafe wants to earn whatever we get on the pitch.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddoncenter_img Athletic would automatically fill the spot – designated for the side seventh in the league – if they won the Copa as they currently are not in a European spot, but the Spanish FA proposals would also see them take it if the final was not played. As reported by both Cadena Cope and El Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish FA proposal has also left Getafe infuriated – as they would be playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League. Getafe are level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad and the two have the same goal difference. La Real are ahead in the standings due to having scored more goals than Jose Bordalas’s side, but this is even more controversial due to the league’s head-to-head rules. La Liga rules stipulate that if teams finish level on points, head-to-head record between the teams will be decisive and only if they are the equal, will the decision be deferred to goal difference. However, that is only applicable if teams have played each other twice but Real Sociedad and Getafe have met just once this season – when Getafe won 2-1 in San Sebastian. Loading… last_img read more

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NegOcc fetes top LGUs, hospitals

first_imgThe Binalbagan Rural Health Unit, SanCarlos City Health Office, Talisay City Health Office, Bago City Health Officeand Himamaylan City Health Office were awardees for the Non-CommunicableDisease Cluster. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in hismessage prior to the awarding ceremony said that medical care is not a tradegood and there should be no choice between illness and good health for theNegrenses. He cited the role of health workersand health service providers as front runners of the goal of having good publichealth. “We only have one province – NegrosOccidental. We take care of it and we are also dreaming that we will be a top performingprovince in the regional level in terms of health services,” Tumimbang added ashe urged awardees to work harder to attain this goal. (With a report from PIA-Negros/PN) “As a developing country, access tohealth care, health care facilities and hospitals have been among the foremostissues besetting our country, but you persevered and made your best efforts tobe responsive to the healthcare needs of our people,” Lacson told the awardees. Provincial Health Officer Dr. ErnellTumimbang said the challenge now to the health care providers is to prepare forthe Universal Health Care implementation. While for the Reproductive MaternalNeonatal Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition Cluster awardees includeTeresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Alfredo E. Marañon Memorial DistrictHospital, Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital, San Carlos City Hospital, TobosoRural Health Unit, Hinoba-an Rural Health Unit, Sagay City Health Office, SanCarlos City Health Office, Silay City Health Office, Sipalay City HealthOffice, La Carlota City Health Office, Victorias City Health Office, KabankalanCity Health Office, Murcia Rural Health Unit, Calatrava Rural Health Unit,Victorias City Health Office, Candoni LGU, San Enrique LGU, and E.B. MagalonaRural Health Unit. BACOLOD City – The provincialgovernment of Negros Occidental recognized top performing local governmentunits and hospitals providing health programs and services during an awardingrites in this city. Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. MemorialHospital, South Negros Interlocal Health Zone, Midland Interlocal Health Zone,Sagay City Health Office and Binalbagan Rural Health Unit were recognized fortheir Health Emergency and Disaster Management Program. Don Salvador Benedicto DistrictHospital, Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital, Kabankalan City Health Office, LaCarlota City Health Office and San Enrique Rural Health unit. Communicable Diseases Cluster awardeeswere Pulupandan Rural Health Unit, Cadiz City Health Office, La Carlota CityHealth Office, Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Don SalvadorBenedicto Memorial District Hospital, Bago City Health Office, Escalante CityHealth Office, Silay City Health Office, Talisay City Health Office, VictoriasCity Health Office, Moises Padilla Rural Health Unit, Hinobaan Rural HealthUnity, Isabela Rural Health Unit; For the Health Information Cluster,awardees include: Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital; Bago CityHealth Office; Moises Padilla Rural Health Unit; Hinoba-an Rural Health Unit;Murcia Rural Health Unit; Kabankalan City Health Office; San Carlos City HealthOffice; Victorias City Health Office; and Hinigaran Rural Health Unit. Awards were divided into five clustersnamely Health Information, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Program,Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases and Reproductive MaternalNeonatal Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition Cluster.last_img read more

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Direct assault suspects fall

first_imgThe court recommended a P12,000 bailbond each for their temporary liberty./PN Desear and Gomez were detained in thelockup cell of the municipal police station. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two individualscharged with direct assault in Barangay Suba, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Calatrava police chief Major RockyDesear identified them as Remond Gomez, 27, and Angelo Barbon, 21 – bothresidents of the village. Desear said the suspects’ apprehensionon Feb. 23 was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge JoseMeno Ruiz of Municipal Trial Court in Calatrava dated Nov. 6, 2019last_img

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Pavia extends quarantine up to April 30

first_imgNow, the wearing of facemask in public is alsomandatory, Gorriceta added. “All home quarantine pass/community quarantinepass prior to the issuance of this executive order shall deemed null and void.One quarantine pass per household shall be issued. Strictly, no issuance ofquarantine pass to persons who are suspected case, probable case and confirmedcase,” read part of the mayor’s executive order. Gorriceta also announced a common municipalisolation/quarantine facility – the Pavia Pilot Elementary School for suspectand probable cases. He urged returning overseas workers to observe a 14-dayquarantine in this facility. ILOILO – The local government of Pavia hasextended its enhanced community quarantine up to April 30. In Executive Order No. 026-B Series of 2020issued yesterday, Gorriceta ordered additional precautionary and preventivemeasures and disease control mechanisms for his town. “The number of confirmed positive cases of thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to rise throughout the country,including the municipality of Pavia with two confirmed positive cases,”according to Mayor Laurence Anthony Gorriceta. As for the issuance of new quarantine passes,all barangay councils have been directed to issue new ones starting today. One of these was the adoption of thePhilippine Institute for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases’ (PSMID) practiceguidelines on COVID-19, specifically the new “surveillance definitions” inreporting cases that for several weeks were referred to as persons underinvestigation (PUI), persons under investigation (PUM) and positive cases. Thenew terms are “suspect case”, “probable case” and “confirmed case”. On the other hand, enhanced communityquarantine passes for public and private employees/workers and those withtransactions such as but not limited to purchasing basic goods and commodities,medicines and other emergency needs outside of Pavia shall be issued by theOffice of the Municipal Mayor provided that a barangay certification/homequarantine pass/employers certification or company identification card ispresented. Gorriceta warned violators of the ongoingquarantine. He said they could be charged with violation of Republic Act 9271(Quarantine Act of 2004), Republic Act 11332 (Mandatory Reporting of NotifiableDiseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act), and the Revised PenalCode  (resistance and disobedience topersons in authority)./PN The quarantine is supposed to end today.last_img read more

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Bangladesh coronavirus cases exceed 10,000

first_imgPeople go through a disinfection tunnel installed by Artoonad, a volunteer organization, as a preventive measure amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 16, 2020. REUTERS DHAKA – The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh surpassed 10,000 on Monday, the country’s health ministry said, with infections increasing in pace over the past several days. Bangladesh reported 688 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking its tally since it reported its first case two months ago to 10,143. The death toll rose to 182 from 177.center_img More than 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened last week after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but much of the rest of the economy remains offline. (Reuters)last_img read more

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MerryMart IPO bookbuild runs until May 22

first_imgMerryMart Consumer Corp. will proceed with its IPO since MerryMart is in the COVID-19 pandemic resilient non-discretionary basic essential retail category.  The IPO listing is slated on June 15, 2020.  The Philippine Stock Exchange has approved the IPO offering of MerryMart Consumer Corp. The pricing is up to P1 per share and price will be set by May 22. MerryMart intends to focus only on non-discretionary essential segment, because the discretionary side of retail is expected to be soft moving forward, and higher value and non-essential discretionary retail is also shifting to the foreign owned e-commerce channels.  MerryMart Consumer Corp. do not have any exposure in the discretionary retail businesses such as the modern department stores, which are closed and do not generate revenues during the ECQ.  MerryMart will be ready to secure more superior prime locations around the country, and attract more good talents to join its team after the ECQ as there may be a lot of good prime sites to be available nationwide.  MerryMart Group currently operates seven branches. It has several more branches ready to open after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted, and will keep its target to open the 100th MerryMart branch on or before December 2021 next year. center_img “We are confident that the MerryMart IPO will provide both the retail and institutional investors an opportunity to be able to invest and spread their portfolio in a resilient sector and also enable them to invest at an early stage of MerryMart’s planned hyper growth in the coming years,” said MerryMart chairman Edgar “Injap” Sia II The underwriter of the MerryMart Consumer Corp IPO is PNB Capital./PN “Just like Mang Inasal and DoubleDragon, our team and myself will pour in the passion, determination, focus and hard work towards the goal of MerryMart, another company that will grow rapidly and eventually become strong, durable and relevant for many generations,” added Sia. THE MerryMart Initial Public Offering (IPO) bookbuild will run until May 22, 2020. Once MerryMart is listed, it is expected to be the second listed retail company that has pure non-discretionary retail in its portfolio.last_img read more

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Man shot to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot to death in Barangay Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Resident Napoleon Besonia Jr., 54, sustained four gunshot wounds on the body, police said. Tagged suspect was 49-year-old resident John Jayme – also resident of the village, the police added. The young Jayme then told his father and this prompted the latter to shoot Besonia around 6:45 p.m. on May 28.center_img According to police investigators, Besonia allegedly threatened to shoot the Jayme’s son at the store of Ronie Guartizo. Besonia was rushed to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”Jayme, on the other hand, was detained in the lockup facility of the Silay City police station, facing charges./PNlast_img