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Gianni Infantino says joint Korean Women’s World Cup bid possible

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first_imgPau Gasol signs with NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks A combined Olympic bid is already in the works. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced plans in September to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Games.Soccer officials from North and South Korea did not respond Sunday to emailed questions from The Associated Press about Infantino’s comments, which came after a meeting of the International Football Association Board lawmaking body in Scotland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Korean Peninsula remains technically at war because the 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Sport has been used to foster diplomacy and North Korea’s participation in last year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, including a combined women’s hockey team, spurred reconciliation by the neighbors.“They have been in a very, very difficult situation until recently,” Infantino said. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds the official ball of the upcoming Women’s Soccer World Championship as he poses for photographers during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ABERDEEN, Scotland — A joint World Cup bid by North and South Korea is being talked up by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.“I have been hearing for the Women’s World Cup in 2023, the two Koreas,” Infantino said. “I have been hearing that. It would be great.”ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said in December he would not back a nation from another continent being involved in a European bid, but Infantino is keener on different confederations combining.“Generally the more bidders we have the better it is,” Infantino said. “The more we speak about all these topics, joint bids, South Americans, Home Nations, cross-confederations, the happier I am.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 2023 Women’s World Cup hosting contest is already a crowded field. Australia, Colombia, Japan and South Africa have already expressed interest in bidding.FIFA last month asked countries to make an expression of interest in bidding by March 15, complete the bidding registration by April 16 and submit bid books by Oct. 4. The FIFA Council vote is set to be held in March 2020.Interest is also growing in hosting the 2030 men’s World Cup.Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are combining for a South American bid and a European challenge is expected.England is leading plans for a British Isles bid, including Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The leaders of four Balkan countries — Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia — are also keen on a joint entry. The Spanish government has expressed interest in combining with Portugal and Morocco too.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

APNU/AFC coalition dubbed “most corrupt Govt” – PPP

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first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has come out swinging at the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition, calling it the “most corrupt Government”, given some of the actions over the less than three years it has been in office.“After being in office for only three years, this APNU+AFC Government can easily be classified as the most corrupt Government in the post-independent English-speaking Caribbean. Indeed, its corruption is only surpassed by its incompetence,” the Opposition said in a statement on Saturday.The Party said that the ruling Administration has the audacity to accuse others of corruption, when it “manipulates the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and directs the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to institute fabricated and malicious charges” against political opponents and highly-qualified professional Guyanese, who have served their country and their people with distinction. It named the charges instituted against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, as the most recent.The Opposition went on to say that corruption under this Government has reached to such alarming levels that the March 2018 US State Department Report titled, “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report – Volume II,” identifies Government corruption, for the first time in Guyana’s history, as one of the main source of money-laundering.“In short, we have a Government of money-launders,” the Party said.The PPP went on to point out several such actions by Government, which is said to be marred by corruption. According to the Party, in just three short years, the coalition managed to completely by-pass the public procurement process, mandated by law, and has handed hundreds of contracts to the value of billions of dollars to its cronies and financiers.“Whenever this Government resorts to the procurement process and it does not yield the contractor of their choice, they manufacture a reason to scrap the process and restart it until the desired contractor is awarded the contract. At the level of the Regional Tender Boards, this practice is even worse. The Regional Executive Officers are allowed to manipulate the process so that cronies and party loyalists are awarded the contracts,” the Party said.It further mentioned the fact that a sitting Minister has rented a building, which is situated in the heart of the city, for a meagre $800,000 per month to a member of the People’s National Congress (PNC) – the largest party in the APNU.“This premises is a popular liming spot for Ministers and one of the preferred places where corrupt deals are brokered,” the Opposition alleged.The Party continued by bringing up the over $2 billion in taxpayers’ dollars that was spent on the construction of the D’Urban Park facility. It said that a company comprising of a Minister and known members of the PNC was established and given the major construction works under this project.“Again, there was no resort to any form of public procurement. Despite repeated demands, they cannot produce any credible records to the office of the Auditor General, in relation to this project,” the Party said.The PPP also referred to the “surreptitiously” negotiated petroleum-sharing agreement between Government and ExxonMobil that, for over a year, it refused to make public despite thunderous public pressure. It noted that dozens of questions have been raised about this contract, but this Government has persistently refused to answer any of them.“This is a Government that surreptitiously stashed in a secret bank account, US$18 million received from ExxonMobil as a signing bonus and uttered not a word about it to the public, for over a year, until the information was leaked to the press,” the Party added.Another issue the Opposition raised is the 100 per cent retroactive salary increase that Government “secretly” give itself when it took office.“This is a Government that refuses to submit itself to the Integrity Act, which requires the submission of their assets and earnings of Ministers and public officials. This is a Government that voted against a motion, tabled by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in the National Assembly, which called upon all Members of Parliament (MPs) to disclose their Integrity Commission submissions as well as their income tax submissions for the past 10 years,” the Opposition noted.Against this backdrop, the PPP is asking the public to observe the deafening silence of former crusaders against corruption, in the face of the massive corruption which permeates this Government. It pointed out that these “crusaders”, and others, whenever speaking out against the corruption now taking place, duplicitously make a comparison with the PPP/Civic Administration to create a “veneer of balance”.last_img read more

Tribute goes to ex-FFA leader

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first_imgAnimals included ewes, a ram, horses, a steer, turkeys, goats, owl, snakes, and small animals like rabbits and mice. Charlene served as secretary in the Littlerock FFA chapter and designed a Farm Day T-shirt that had farm animals with the words, “Let It Grow.” “We wanted to dedicate something to her. She gave a lot to the chapter and struggled a lot through those years,” said Stephen Borgia, FFA member. “It’s just so heartwarming,” said Charlene’s mother, Judy Morris. “It’s something Charlene would truly appreciate. It would surprise her.” Older sister Cecilee Mannino said, “She knew she was loved, but she didn’t know how much.” LITTLEROCK – Littlerock High School Future Farmers of America students planted a tree Monday in memory of a former member and 2001 graduate who died in February of liver disease. Charlene Morris, a former FFA officer who was 23 and awaiting her fourth liver transplant, was remembered as a source of courage and inspiration. “Even though she had all these problems, she was always funny, always cheering people up and being a clown,” said Cyndie Borgia, an instructional aide and mother to one of Charlene’s best friends, of whom she had many. “She was really an inspiration. For some of us, it put perspective in our lives.” The planting of a Raywood ash tree in a grassy area near the school’s agriculture buildings took place on the school’s annual FFA Farm Day, when more than 900 schoolchildren visited and saw farm animals, plants and equipment. Charlene showed animals at the Antelope Valley Fair in 2001. Word spread of her condition, and the community rallied in support of her. Her 120-pound lamb sold for $100 a pound rather than the usual price of $4 to $5 a pound. Another student donated her goat to Charlene. Between the lamb, donated goat and Charlene’s pig, the total raised was more than $28,000, friends said. The money went toward her hospitalization and surgery. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Local teen visiting the school in Haiti she helped build

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first_imgTaylor is now starting her high school years, and has a new goal to reach — she wants to provide access to education for as many Malawian girls as possible before she graduates high school. Promoting more education for women and children is one of the causes she is now passionate about.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGcp6YeiFf0For every year a girl receives an education, she has the potential to increase her income by anywhere from 10-25%. Her education also benefits her children. Educated mothers tend to have healthier children. Children born to literate mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. Children with educated mothers are also more likely to be educated themselves. As well, her education can benefit her community and her nation. If 10% more girls attend school, a country can raise its GDP by an average of 3%. When women and girls receive an education, they are able to not only lift themselves out of poverty, but their families and communities as well, causing an impact that lasts for generations.To help promote more education for women and children in Malawi, One Kid Making a Difference is partnering with World Vision for the cause.Donations to this campaign will help in many ways, such as providing textbooks, as well as making schools a comfortable place for the girls to be, and even sponsor 2 ‘best learners’ to visit a local college.Advertisement #Haiti Bound with @Worldvisioncan to #Inspire #Motivate & #Lead #Change https://t.co/bAd9lJ3jTw to help & Learn more pic.twitter.com/HbpDXOrUrJ— Taylor DeVos (@1kiddifference) January 10, 2016“We’re going to visit one of the schools that I built, and we’re going to visit my sponsor child, and my sister’s sponsor child,” she explained to Energetic City.“I want to meet everybody and see how their ways of living are compared to ours in Canada, and make relationships, and see the impact I’ve made on the kids in Haiti.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It would be an understatement to say Taylor DeVos has done a lot for her age.At just 14, the teenager has had a helping hand in building two schools in Haiti, spoken at WeDay in Saskatoon, placed runner up in TedxTeen’s ‘The Next Big Thing’ video competition, and started her own platform — One Kid Making a Difference — to inspire and educate other teens to help create change in the world.It was a camping trip when she was only nine that got her passionate and eventually lead to her organization. When Taylor couldn’t find another channel to watch, she took in a World Vision program and was forced to acknowledge her privilege as a child living in Canada.- Advertisement -On her tenth birthday, her parents fulfilled her one wish: to sponsor a child, Mesline, in Haiti through World Vision. Taylor’s sister also has a sponsor child, Manocheca.After learning of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, she was driven to build two schools in Haiti, with a fundraising goal of $15,000 to accomplish it. Taylor found support and was able to reach the ambitious goal, donating it in June 2014 so that two schools could be built.Now, she is heading to Balan, Haiti, to revisit what she has done for the community for a week.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sanchez set to undergo Man United medical

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first_img0Shares0000Manchester City are reportedly eyeing Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis SanchezMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 21- Alexis Sanchez is set to undergo a medical at Manchester United on Sunday as his potential swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan edges closer to completion, according to Sky sources.Sanchez is believed to be in Manchester after travelling north on Saturday, while Mkhitaryan is currently in London with his agent Mino Raiola as he prepares to undergo his medical at Arsenal. Sky sources understand it will be a straight swap deal between United and Arsenal, although the final paperwork on the transfer is yet to be signed off by all parties involved.Both Sanchez and Mkhitaryan were absent on Saturday as Arsenal and Manchester United returned to Premier League action.Sanchez missed his side’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace to travel north, while Mkhitaryan was left out of the squad that beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.Sky sources understand Sanchez will undergo his United medical at Carrington on Sunday, although an announcement is not expected from the club until Monday.Arsenal and United are expected to make a simultaneous announcement on Monday confirming the swap deal has been completed, once both players have passed their respective medicals.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOVILLE CHEF IS FINDING A WAY INTO WOMEN’S HEARTS

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first_imgHe is being hailed as a legend by the women of Inishowen.Wives and girlfriends have been pouring praise on chef Brian McDermott for seemingly achieving the impossible. The 35-year-old father of two has been going into rural parts of Donegal  and teaching their men how to cook.Lads who could not boil an egg are now discussing the merits of pan fried monkfish Mediterranean or hake poached with mascarpone and basil.Moville man Brian is the country’s first “Community Chef” who teaches the benefits of fresh, healthy food to out-of-the way communities.And he is also teaching them how to grow their own vegetables and a huge variety of herbs in eight specially created community gardens across Donegal, transformed from wasteland. Not content with getting dads and granddads toiling over the cooker, Brian has also been taking male teenagers hanging around street corners and turning them into skilled young cooks.This quiet revolution has been going on for the last two years mostly around the Inishowen Penninsula.And it was sparked by a crisis in Brian’s own health when he was told he would have to drastically change his own lifestyle or face the consequences.Feeling unwell and run down, the chef who used to regularly spend 16 hours a day in kitchens was dumbstruck when doctors told him he was suffering from dangerous high blood pressure and cholesterol.Brian, who was ordered to quit work immediately for two years, put much of his condition down to 17 years of stress in busy kitchens and the ingredients of classic cooking, namely salt, cream and fats.He decided instead of sitting around doing nothing to go out and teach other men how to cook and eat properly. He started with mixed classes of men and women but soon decided they didn’t really work because the males were too inhibited.He launched men-only classes which were a phenomenal hit and he now has 800 graduates from his courses.“Men are very inquisitive to start with but rapidly become very, very passionate about cooking,” says Brian.“The first time they come in they have their heads down, looking around to see who else is there. “If they see someone they know it is a comfort leaning post and within two weeks they will be fighting over prices of pans and where the best place is to buy them.“I love the men’s classes because they are a night out and a lot of fun. They go ballistic over them and ask for more and more. These are men who would never have cooked before.”Brian said he was continually being approached by women saying, “Oh my God, you have transformed my husband.”Another wife laughed as she told him: “If I hear your fecking name in my house one more time…..”One of Brian’s proudest successes was getting teenage lads in Moville to take up classes.“A few guys I knew were just hanging around the street and I asked them if they would be interested in cooking.“They were almost resentful when they came in. The first day there were eight and the next week there were 14.“We ran the course for six Monday nights and at the end they invited in their parents and cooked for them. The parents were totally proud.“These guys have stayed on board and two of them have now gone on to catering college.”Brian has just published a book of recipes called Reunite with Food. He hoped 100 might turn up at the launch in Moville’s Caiseal Mara Hotel but was stunned when 450 people arrived on a Monday night.The first-time author said his role as a community chef was to work with rural people who would not normally have access to cookery classes.“I am trying to get people to eat healthier, more nutritious food and to improve their well-being and equip them with the essential cookery skills to achieve that. And to do it in a light-hearted way!“I am getting away from French classical cooking and taken salt completely out of the recipes. Latest figures for salt intake in Ireland are mental.“I am trying to replace that with fresh herbs and anything you can grow yourself.“I am also encouraging men to go for family style meals with people sitting around the table again.”Brian, who gives demonstrations and workshops across the North West, was supported by Donegal County Council and HSE Health Promotion North West in finding and opening suitable community gardens across Donegal.His offbeat lessons have included taking teenagers to local piers, choosing fresh fish off the trawlers, and cooking on the quay.“Cooking should be fun – and that’s what we try to make it,” says Brian.This article first appeared in the Sunday World magazine.Reunite with Food is available from the website www.communitychef.ieendMOVILLE CHEF IS FINDING A WAY INTO WOMEN’S HEARTS was last modified: December 6th, 2010 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)last_img read more

Amid protests, French P.M. to meet union

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first_imgPARIS – Demonstrators hurled chunks of concrete at police, who responded by filling a picturesque Paris square with tear gas Thursday as protest marches over a contested jobs law erupted into violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and union leaders, meanwhile, agreed to meet for the first time in the standoff. The five main unions accepted an invitation from Villepin to meet today but said they would only restate their position and would not negotiate unless he withdraws the law. Unions plan a national strike on Tuesday. Villepin agreed to meet with the unions despite their uncompromising stance, signaling a possible softening in his rigid stance as the government faces escalating protests that have wreaked havoc at universities, many shut down by strikes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The clashes between youths and police were reminiscent of the riots that tore through France’s suburbs last fall and shook up the country. Those riots were blamed in part on youth unemployment – which the government says the new jobs law is aimed at reducing. Violence erupted in several cities Thursday as at least 220,000 students and other youths marched nationwide. France’s largest union of high school students, FIDL, estimated that 450,000 participated. Tensions heated up on Paris’ verdant Esplanade des Invalides, with riot police using tear gas on rowdy protesters who threw grapefruit-sized chunks of concrete at police officers. Some of the 23,000 marchers turned on each other, beating and kicking. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: HUGE CROWD COME OUT FOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS WITH CHRISTIAN GREY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

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first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: We had a FULL appointment book for Mr. Grey on Friday as the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey hit the screens.Friday night was so much fun with all the people who came to see Jamie Dornan as Mr. Christian Grey.Check out the photos above courtesy of Joe Boland. If you would like to book an appointment with Mr Grey or see him AGAIN he will be here all week. Check out film times @ www.eclipsecinemas.com.Tuesday 17th Feb is Crazy Tuesday and you can see Mr Grey for €4.00/£3.30 per ticket – booking is advised for Tuesday.    PICTURE SPECIAL: HUGE CROWD COME OUT FOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS WITH CHRISTIAN GREY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:cinemaEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesFifty Shades Of Greypicture speciallast_img read more

We filmed Ally McCoist as he saw Patrice Evra’s raw chicken video for the first time

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first_img 1 Is everything okay, Patrice? Watch Ally McCoist’s hilarious reaction to the video everybody’s talking about – Patrice Evra getting freaky with a raw chicken.The former Manchester United defender had every football fan screaming ‘WHY?!’ when he posted a bizarre video of him licking, sucking, kissing, biting and spanking a raw chicken on Instagram.A RAW CHICKEN. Apparently it was the Frenchman’s tribute to the American celebration of Thanksgiving, which makes us wonder what he thinks Thanksgiving actually is…If you somehow are yet to see said video, click here to watch it, but BE WARNED – it cannot be unseen!Fortunately for the Sports Breakfast team, one person who hadn’t seen the video was Thursday morning’s co-host, and everybody’s favourite Scot (sorry Alan), Ally McCoist.And we had the absolute joy of filming his reaction to Evra’s bizarre video which, as you might guess, was one of utter bafflement.As Big Al summarises beautifully: “He’s lost it. He has lost the plot.”See Ally’s speechless reaction below! 🤢 “Ohhhhh dear”🐔 We filmed Ally McCoist watching THAT Patrice Evra video for the first time…😂 …and his reaction was priceless pic.twitter.com/SMvgIhVIVd— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 22, 2018last_img read more

BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM SUMMONED TO DONEGAL AFTER ‘GRENADE’ FOUND

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first_imgAn army bomb disposal team is expected in Co Donegal tomorrow (Thurs) morning following the discovery of what is thought to be a grenade in Ballyshannon.The device was found at the Mall Quay earlier this evening.It is not known if the device is old or new. The area has been secured overnight. BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM SUMMONED TO DONEGAL AFTER ‘GRENADE’ FOUND was last modified: February 5th, 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:Army Bomb Disposal teamBallyshannondonegalgrenadelast_img read more