Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s a little bit frustrating to know that it’s not because of something that we did,” Cizeron said. “It’s just a costume issue, something as stupid as that, so it’s a little bit disappointing.”Papadakis was nearly in tears as she approached reporters after the routine, which is required of any Olympic competitor after competition. But she was in better spirits an hour later, when she no doubt realized that her chance of a gold medal was still intact.“It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics,” Papadakis said. “I told myself, ‘I don’t have a choice. I have to keep going,’ and that’s what we did. I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea— The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ice dancer’s glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television.ADVERTISEMENT Aguero involved in clash with Wigan fan after City’s defeat LATEST STORIES View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync. Her swinging short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics was threatening to go down in history alongside Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl.“I felt it right away and I prayed,” Papadakis said. “That’s about what I could do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSomehow, the French couple kept things together through most of their Latin program, producing a score of 81.93 points Monday that left them second behind Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.Not all the program, though. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It was during the final element, when Papadakis leaned back in Cizeron’s arms, that her costume rode upward to reveal her breast. The performance was being shown live on international television, and people immediately began posting screen-grabs of the incident on social media.“Our coverage of ice dancing was live tonight. Once a competitor’s brief wardrobe issue became evident, we purposely used wider camera shots and carefully selected replays to keep the issue obscured,” NBC said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We have edited the video for all television encores and online replays.”It was the second wardrobe mishap during the skating program at the Pyeongchang Games. American-born ice dancer Yura Min, competing for South Korea, had the back of her costume come unclasped during her short program with partner Alex Gamelin in the team competition.Papadakis and Cizeron, considered the biggest threat to Virtue and Moir for gold, still managed to gain level-four marks for all their elements save their final straight line lift. That left the French duo less than two points behind their Canadian training partners on a packed leaderboard.It’s unclear whether the judges docked the couple for the wardrobe issue. The rules state losing any part of a costume, even a hair clip, can lead to a one-point deduction.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Read Next
MOST READ Adamson University continued its road to recovery while prolonging National University’s misery with a 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 5 years since last Finals clash, different San Miguel, Magnolia cross paths Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jaja Santiago filled the stat sheets for the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points coming off 17 spikes, two blocks, and two service aces, while also racking up 11 excellent digs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “This is super important because the last time we did this was over a month ago,” said Padda after beating University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University at the start of the tournament.“More than ever right now we need to create momentum and keep it going. It’s important for the team’s confidence, it’s important for us coaches.”Paat once more featured in the end-game for the Lady Falcons when she gave them a 10-point lead, 23-13, after she buried a down-the-line kill straight to the Lady Bulldogs’ area.Galanza, who finished with 16 points, then finished NU off after she and Lea Ann Perez denied Risa Sato at the net to end the match.Mary Joy Dacoron and Paat added 13 and 11 points, respectively for Adamson’s cause.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Falcons stayed at the fifth seed but got into .500 land with a 5-5 record while the Lady Bulldogs remained in search of their first win in the second round as they dropped their third straight game for a 6-4 card.Adamson made quick work of the Lady Bulldogs and never allowed them have any semblance of momentum in the fourth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJema Galanza gave the Lady Falcons a decent 9-5 lead with a check ball but the margin soon ballooned to eight when Mylene Paat scored an ace for Adamson’s 16-8 lead.Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda knew the importance of winning their second straight win after a miserable five-game stretch saw them win just once. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery
Border controversyCaribbean Community (Caricom) member states have expressed their support for the judicial process underway before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to settle the matter of the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.This significant support for Guyana’s position was contained in a communique at the conclusion of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caricom held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.President David Granger attended the meeting along with Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.The Heads of Government “expressed support for the judicial process underway which was intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long-standing controversy and which was in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter.”The communique noted that the Heads of Government had “received an update on the most recent developments between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”“They noted that Guyana had filed its Application with the International Court of Justice on March 29, 2018, in accordance with the decision of the United Nations Secretary General, which was issued on January 30, 2018 to choose the International Court of Justice as the means that is now to be used for the settlement of the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela….Heads of Government further noted that Venezuela had indicated its decision not to participate in the case and that in such a case, the rules of the Court provide for a full hearing of the case and a final judgement that is legally binding on both the participating and nonparticipating countries.Heads of Government reiterated their firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana,” the communique noted.On March 29, Guyana filed an application requesting the World Court to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the 1899 Arbitral Award regarding its boundary with Venezuela.This application follows a decision by the UN Secretary General earlier this year in choosing the ICJ as the next means of resolving the controversy that arose as a result of the Venezuelan contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between British Guiana and Venezuela was null and void.According to Guyana’s application to the World Court, for more than 60 years Venezuela had consistently recognised and respected the validity of the binding force of the 1899 Award and the 1905 Map agreed by both sides in furtherance of the Award.“Venezuela had only changed its position formally in 1962 as the United Kingdom was making final preparations for the independence of British Guiana and had threatened not to recognise the new State, or its boundaries, unless the United Kingdom agreed to set aside the 1899 Award and cede to Venezuela all of the territory West of the Essequibo River, amounting to some two-thirds of Guyana’s territory,” Guyana submitted in its application to the World Court.The court document further noted that while Venezuela has never produced any evidence to justify its belated repudiation of the 1899 Award, the neighbouring country has used it as an excuse to occupy territory awarded to Guyana in 1899, to inhibit Guyana’s economic development, and to violate Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights.The UN Secretary General’s authority to choose the ICJ as the means for resolving the controversy is rooted in the Geneva Agreement of 1966, negotiated just before Guyana attained independence.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but failed to achieve a solution to the controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating.United States oil giant ExxonMobil had announced back in May 2015 that it had found oil offshore Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed claims to the Essequibo region.
The Fort St. John Huskies held their annual Fill the Bus event and it set a new high for food raised for the Salvation Army. Nearly 27,000 pounds of food will be going towards the Salvation Army and it’s hoped the amount will last close up to summer.Huskies general manager Jeremy Clothier said a huge thanks needs to go out to the volunteers who help in making the event what it is year after year.“The event wouldn’t happen without the work of the volunteers. We’ve got some parents of kids that played seven years ago still helping out. They show up every year to help pack groceries, help sort groceries, help collect groceries so without them it’s not as successful as what it is,” he said.- Advertisement -The biggest contribution came from Morgan Construction who filled a rock truck full of items to go towards the campaign.“It was just an opportunity to get involved with the community. Morgan Construction, we’re a very socially responsible company. It’s about $15,000 worth of groceries there. It was just the right thing to do,” said one of the project controllers of the Site C dam Doug Morgan.Last year’s Fill the Bus total was 20,000 pounds.Advertisement
Police investigating the mystery death of a young Co Donegal man in Manchester have charged two men with theft and fraud.Dylan Crawford, 20, from Killygordon, died after he was found collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday. Now two men have appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court in connection with the death.Ibrahim Amin, 38, has been charged with theft and Abdi Hassan, 32, has been charged with handling a stolen card and fraud.The men, both of no fixed abode, appeared in court on Saturday morning.Shortly before 1.40am on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary informed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Mr Crawford had been found unconscious on Spear Street that morning and had later died at the hospital.A spokeswoman for GMP said: “An investigation was launched and enquiries are ongoing.“Now GMP are still trying to identify a third person in connection with an investigation into Mr Crawford’s death.They have released images of a man they are seeking.A Home Office post mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death for Dylan and detectives are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.Two men charged with fraud and theft following Donegal man’s death was last modified: April 16th, 2017 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)
Ronaldo has done little to dispel the rumours over his future, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner refusing the guarantee he will stay at the Bernabeu having apparently been left unhappy by the club’s failure to offer him a new contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the world.Now, according to Marca and Tuttosport, Juventus are ready to go all out to sign the Portuguese superstar.Juve, who have won seven successive Serie A titles, are reportedly willing to pay Ronaldo a staggering €120million (£106m) over the next four years to convince him to see out his career in Italy.He currently pockets around £350,000-a-week at Real Madrid but the deal on the table from Juve would see his weekly pay rocket to £500,000. 2 Cristiano Ronaldo is being tipped to leave Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid Juventus are poised to make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to widespread reports.Following a trophy-laden nine years at Real Madrid, speculation is rife that the 33-year-old is seeking a new challenge. 2 His agent Jorge Mendes stated back in that Ronaldo has a £1billion release clause in his Real Madrid contract, which expires in 2021.But there has been speculation recently that the buy-out fee has been reduced to £100million by the Spanish club.With Ronaldo yet to agree a new deal, a move to Juve could therefore suit all parties.
A LEADING Letterkenny businessman has hit out at the proposed GAA split of the town – revealing that it will also split his own twins.Terry McEniff told donegaldaily.com today that the “crazy” decision of the County Committee to allow Letterkenny Gaels to have sole access to Aughaninshin part of the town would literally split his family down the middle.His 11-year-old twins Peter and Meabh play gaelic football with St Eunan’s. If the new rule comes in and St Eunan’s fail to win their appeal at the Ulster Hearings Council of the GAA, Meabh will be able to continue to play for St Eunan’s, but Peter will be forced to switch to Letterkenny Gaels.Said Mr McEniff: “Meabh has played at U-14 level because in the girls game they are allowed to play at higher levels at a younger age.“However Peter has only played at U-12s and would therefore be bound to play for the Gaels at U-14.“This shows just how stupid this new rule is. It is incredible how it can split families like this.” He said Peter loves Gaelic games and would be “gutted” if he wasn’t allowed to play for St Eunan’s.“My family lives in Aughaninshin, yet under this new rule I would have to move to the Conwal and Leck part of the town in order for my children to qualify for St Eunan’s.“This decision does not do anyone any favours. Under the agreement between the clubs 15 years ago, both clubs could take players from throughout the two parishes in the town. I can’t for the life of me understand why this has happened.“We are a St Eunan’s family and we will be staying with St Eunan’s.“I wish Letterkenny Gaels well in what they are doing to promote gaelic games in this county, but forcing this upon families like mine is eroding any goodwill that existed.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comREVEALED: FAMILY’S ANGER AS GAA DECISION WILL FORCE TWINS INTO DIFFERENT CLUBS was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Letterkenny Gaelsparish rowSt Eunan’s GAA clubTerry McEniff
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’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – Under other circumstances, 2006 might look like a pretty good year for the media industry. The Winter Olympics and a midterm election are sure to boost advertising spending, the economy is humming along and consumers seem to be spending. But these are hardly normal circumstances. The broad shift of viewers and advertising dollars to the Internet is deeply troubling to many media companies, TV networks are grappling with the implications of ad-skipping technologies, and key advertisers like automakers and retailers are rethinking their ad budgets. Meanwhile, cable companies like Comcast Corp. and satellite broadcast providers like EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV Group Inc. are facing a new threat from phone companies who are laying down ultrahigh speed fiber optic cables that can carry high quality video as well as data and phone signals to the home. What’s more, investors are charging the gates at several media companies, demanding that they trim down, split up, boost share buybacks or take other steps to increase shareholder value. Many already have greatly pared down their holdings, and the trend continues. In November, Liberty Media Corp. told investors that it planned to issue a tracking stock for the home shopping network QVC and Liberty’s related interactive assets. The company calls it another way to streamline its structure, following an earlier spinoff of its overseas businesseses. “The street is basically intolerant of confusion,” said Harold Vogel, a media investor and author of a widely used textbook on the economics of the entertainment industry. Viacom Inc., a major media conglomerate, will ring in the New Year with a split into two different companies _ one built around the cable networks MTV and VH1, the other anchored by CBS and its TV station group as well as a large radio business, Infinity Broadcasting. Radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications Inc. is spinning off its live entertainment division, and embattled magazine publisher Primedia Inc., having already pared down many of its holdings, is splitting what’s left in two. Despite their efforts, however, media companies still have a ways to go before regaining favor on Wall Street. Many investors worry about how they will adapt to the evolving technological landscape, and wonder whether the likes of Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. may dominate the emerging world of online advertising. Time Warner, which has come a long way since the 2000 debacle where it agreed to be acquired by AOL, is under fire from billionaire financier Carl Icahn, who wants to nominate new directors and take radical steps to lift Time Warner’s lagging share price, including a $20 billion share buyback and a complete spinoff of Time Warner’s cable unit. Time Warner is moving to meet shareholders’ concerns, and is now buying back $12.5 billion of its own shares, up from an initial offer of $5 billion. It’s also holding talks with several companies about a possible investment in AOL, which is now back on the upswing thanks to the boom in Internet advertising. Other media companies are feeling much worse pressure. Knight Ridder Inc., the second-largest newspaper publisher in the country, is under attack from its largest shareholders, who are demanding that the company be sold. At the same time, other newspaper companies around the country have also been cutting jobs and other expenses in an effort to contain costs as their revenues falter. Newsprint and employee benefits costs have been rising, while advertising growth has been tempered as more ad dollars move to the Internet. Yet as Knight Ridder moved to please stockholders by buying back shares, the increased borrowing led to two downward revisions in its credit rating. Likewise, The New York Times Co. and Dow Jones & Co. also had their ratings lowered after borrowing money to acquire Internet companies. Bond holders also tend not to be as enthusiastic about the media companies’ drive to trim down their portfolios. “On the credit perspective, there is a benefit from portfolio diversification,” says Heather Goodchild, chief media analyst at the Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency. “If one of your cylinders is not firing, the others may be,” Tough to please everybody? You bet. Goodchild calls it a “tough love” time for the media. As for 2006, who knows what kind of technology may come along that could challenge traditional media business models anew. This time last year, could anyone have predicted you would see Walt Disney Co.’s ABC selling episodes of “Desperate Housewives” for $1.99 to watch on your video iPod?
A 23 year old woman whose partner was in jail has pleaded guilty to stealing a pregnancy test kit from Tesco in Letterkenny.The current Letterkenny courthouse.Laura Ferguson appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with shoplifting on December 22nd last. Ms Ferguson’s solicitor, Frank Dorrian, said she found herself in an emergency situation.“The nature of the item taken represented an emergency in her life. She was broke and she was fearful. Her boyfriend was in prison and she found herself in a dilemma,” he said.But Judge Paul Kelly asked why Ms Ferguson, of 26 Glencar Park, Letterkenny had not gone to her doctor.Mr Dorrian said it eventually turned out that the item taken turned out not to be necessary.He added that it was not just a grab of a cosmetic item from a story but that she needed clarification in her life.Judge Kelly also pointed out that Ms Ferguson, who has 14 previous convictions, committed the offence just four days after appearing in court on another charge.He adjourned the case until next week to hear from the probation officer.WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF STEALING PREGNANCY TEST KIT was last modified: June 18th, 2015 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:DONGALLAURA FERGUSONPREGNANCY TESTtesco
Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in his bid to sign Joe Cole for QPR.Cole, who played under Redknapp at West Ham, is set to rejoin the east London club from Liverpool.And Redknapp believes Rangers’ recent 3-0 home defeat against the Merseysiders was a major factor in the former England star’s decision.He explained: “He probably looked at it and thought ‘Harry I love you but I don’t think you’ll stay up’.“I would have liked to have him. He’s good around the place and has a good attitude.“I understand. West Ham love him, he’s going back there and I wish him all the luck in the world.”Redknapp added: “I’m not even close to getting anyone. Joe was the only one I really tried to get in the last couple of weeks.“I thought he was coming for sure, but then West Ham came in for him.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook