Serena Williams talks motherhood, insecurities at conference

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: “I always have these insecurities that I’m not good enough as a mom. We all go through these different emotions that we all don’t feel comfortable talking about. But I think we should.”The Philly Voice reports she also spoke about the disparity in health outcomes between black and white mothers and her status as an inspiration for working moms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShe wrapped up by saying she wants her one-year-old daughter to grow up in a world where women support other women.She says “the success of another woman should be the inspiration to the next.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Serena Williams speaks at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP)PHILADELPHIA — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women’s conference in Philadelphia.The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. One last charge View commentslast_img read more


Demolition Work Continues in Ganta

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgA team of engineers from the Ministry of Public Works backed by the Police Support Unit (PSU) has begun demolition buildings that are on the right of way in Ganta.A Public Works official said the owners of the affected buildings received compensation several months ago for their relocation.The exercise, which started early Wednesday January 6 at the borderline in Ganta, is expected to continue to get the remaining properties on the road demolished, Assistant Minister of Administration of Public Works, Ousman Kamara, told the Daily Observer in an interview.New buildings that were constructed on right of way, and whose owners had received compensation, are also being demolished.Minister Kamara said any building that was marked whose owners did not demolish, would be. As a result, MPW engineers are demolishing some houses along the Guinea Road.There were heated arguments as the demolition exercises approached houses near the main street of Ganta, as several buildings, including the Angel Guest House and the property of one George Saye, were affected.Almost 75 percent of the Angel Guest House was demolished by the owner; he later decided to build on the remaining land.The Chinese construction company, Chico, has almost completed the roadwork and they are only carrying out the drainage work along the main road.Meanwhile the Angel Hill Top Hotel on Guinea Road and several other private properties, which were demolished by their owners, have complained about the exercise.The proprietor of Hill Top Hotel, Mrs. Salome Suah told the Daily Observer that the destruction of her building that is under construction was unlawful and illegal, as it was done to put them out of business.She said, before constructing the building, she obtained a permit from the Ministry of Public Works through Resident Engineer Lahaison Waritay.Displaying a copy of the permit, she explained that she demolished first building after it was marked by Public Works during the road construction.Minister Kamara however said the team was not infringing on anybody’s rights because property owners have been compensated for the value of their properties, but some sadly refused to relocate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Canada’s National Women’s Team playing in Grande Prairie tonight

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgPuck drops at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Revolution Place. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Women’s National Team opens a 24 game exhibition schedule against teams in the Alberta Midget League in Grande Prairie tonight.The game will feature the Grande Prairie Athletic Club Midget AAA Storm boys team taking on Canada’s National Women’s Team.Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team program said, “Our play against the Alberta Midget Hockey League is instrumental in our team’s preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and wouldn’t be possible without the support of the league and its players. This series is a great opportunity for fans across Alberta to be part of Team Canada’s journey to PyeongChang and the support we receive from communities across Alberta will certainly fuel our team as it moves forward.”- Advertisement -“The Alberta Midget Hockey League is once again looking forward to partnering with Canada’s National Women’s Team in its quest to bring home Olympic gold,” said Bobby Olynyk, vice-president of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. “Each of the 18 scheduled league games, which are for two points in the standings, will be a challenge and the league is honoured and thanks Hockey Canada for making us part of this exciting event. Great memories will come out of this series for the players as they move forward in their careers.”Canada’s National Women’s Team is looking it’s fifth consecutive gold-medal at Olympics Winter Games, which is being held in Pyeong Chang, South Korea in February. The game is expected to be competitive. Four years ago when Team Canada played the Midget AAA team the locals boys won in overtime. The game will be played under women’s no-hit rules.Tickets are available at the Revolution Box Office, admission for adults is $15, seniors tickets are $10 and students and children aged 12 and under get in for $5.Advertisementlast_img read more


Peru captain Guerrero bids to have drugs ban lifted

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_imgThat was reduced to six months on appeal in December, with his suspension now set to end on May 3, over a month before the start of the tournament in Russia.A CAS spokesman told AFP on Tuesday that Guerrero’s latest appeal will be heard by “the end of April”, after he asked “that the suspension decision be cancelled and no sanction imposed on him”.Guerrero tested positive for a cocaine metabolite after a World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October and missed the two-leg play-off against New Zealand.The former Bayern Munich player scored the vital late equaliser against Colombia that saw Peru edge into that play-off.The South American country kick off their first World Cup campaign since 1982 against Denmark in Saransk on June 16, before further Group C games against France and Australia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paolo Guerrero scored a vital goal against Colombia in qualifying © AFP/File / Ernesto BENAVIDESLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Mar 20 – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to clear his name and have a six-month doping suspension lifted.The 34-year-old striker was originally given a one-year ban for taking performance-enhancing drugs, including cocaine, which would have ruled him out of the World Cup in Russia.last_img read more


Football a refuge for children who seek asylum in Australia

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Football United provides an easy entry point for young arrivals keen to make new friends in Australia © AFP / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Dec 1 – With a whistle hanging from her neck as she shouts instructions in perfect English, teenager Athmar Habeb looks very much at home refereeing a football match in Sydney.Yet it was only four years ago that Habeb had to flee her war-torn Iraqi homeland, arriving in Australia aged 12 with her family and knowing only three English words — salt, apple and eggs. Her love of the beautiful game led her to Football United, a programme helping refugees integrate in Australia, and her life changed.“Football United made me very confident with my English and I just started opening my heart to everyone,” Habeb, 16, told AFP on the sidelines of a “gala day” in Sydney that brought together teams for a friendly contest.“I met a lot of friends in Football United … now most of them are my best friends. I love communicating with people, especially young people like me.”Refugees feature prominently in Australia’s football history.The former chairman of governing body Football Federation Australia, billionaire businessman Frank Lowy, was a Jewish refugee from Eastern Europe who arrived with one suitcase and no English in the early 1950s.In recent years, programmes like Football United have helped displaced youth, newly arrived in Australia after fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq © AFP / WILLIAM WESTThe late veteran broadcaster Les Murray, whose voice became synonymous with football in Australia, was born Laszlo Urge in Hungary in 1945 and arrived Down Under a decade later.In recent years, programmes like Football United have helped displaced youth, including Iraqi Sarah Glaoo, 17, and 19-year-old Syrian Suliman Alkhateeb.Both arrived in Sydney last year as Australia opened up 12,000 additional refugee places for people fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.– French inspiration –It was Australian football’s strong bonds with refugees that caught the attention of the programme’s American founder Anne Bunde-Birouste.Bunde-Birouste was living in Paris in 1998 when she was swept up by the euphoria surrounding the black-Arab-white make-up of the World Cup-winning French national team.“The French won against all odds and because the team was multicultural. So it brought the whole country together,” Bunde-Birouste told AFP.“Knowing that it was the world game, I just wanted to try and see what we could do in Australia to help refugee kids.”Years later, the university lecturer set up the first Football United clinics in Australia, and thousands of youths have since passed through them.“Sports in general and specifically football is the best tool for young adults, for children, for boys and for girls because the game itself is about inclusion. It’s about bringing people together,” says Honey Thaljieh of FIFA © AFP / WILLIAM WESTA key attraction is the low cost, said Natasha Hill, the programme’s communication coordinator.Organised sport is expensive in Australia and with some of the refugees coming from large families, enrolling each child in a local club is costly.As such, Football United provides an easy entry point for young arrivals keen to make new friends.They then get to develop their football abilities while also learning about Australian culture and life skills such as goal-setting and time management.“Most of them have come from… broken families back in their home countries,” Hill told AFP.“Given that Australia is a multicultural country, when they come here, it is something new to them. Back home, it was all one race. Providing our programme to them helps them integrate with other cultures.”At the recent “gala day”, the youths were treated to an inspiring talk by Honey Thaljieh, a corporate communications manager for world governing body FIFA, who grew up in Palestine.Thaljieh is strongly convinced of the power of football in boosting the lives of children who have endured conflict and hardship, having gone through a similar experience herself.“It will change their lives eventually if they believe in it and they are determined, if they work hard,” Thaljieh, the co-founder and first-ever captain of the Palestinian women’s national football team, told AFP.“Sports in general and specifically football is the best tool for young adults, for children, for boys and for girls because the game itself is about inclusion. It’s about bringing people together.”For recent arrival Glaoo, Football United has given her the opportunity to showcase her silky skills on the pitch.After a busy afternoon scoring goals for her school team, the teenager was dreaming of her next steps, including winning tournaments at higher levels.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


PRICE TAG OF €800,000 PUT ON MILFORD INN

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgThe Milford Inn has ben put on the market by its liquidator.A price tag of €800,000 has been put on the 33 bedroom hotel.The hotel, which belonged to the Blaney family, closed its doors a number of months ago. Offers for the premises will be accepted until September.The hotel was one of the best known venues in the county and its closure shocked the public.   PRICE TAG OF €800,000 PUT ON MILFORD INN was last modified: August 16th, 2012 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:000LIQUIDATORMilford Inn€800last_img read more


AIDEN MCGEADY ARCHITECT OF IRELAND’S WIN OVER BOSNIA

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgDONEGAL’S Aiden McGeady turned super-sub today, showing the class we all know him for to provide the winner as Ireland beat Bosnia 1-0 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.The Glasgow-born former Celtic player came on for Damian Duff at the start of the second-half, turning in a superb performance.He hit the post with a volley before providing excellent chances for Walters, including one in the 74th minute which saw his header crash off the bar. But Aiden’s cross in the 78th minute which allowed fellow sub Shane Long to rise at the back post and head home the winner.James McClean had a superb game for Ireland.The Derry man and Sunderland star turned in a great performance – and giving Giovanni Trapattoni a Euro 2012 selection dilemma.Today’s win was the perfect build-up for next month’s games in Poland. And there was a good turn-out as well – more than 37,000 at the Aviva for today’s friendly.Lifford man Shay Given sat out the game; but joined players in say thanks after the game (pictured below).Ireland (4-4-2): Westwood; McShane (Kelly 78), Dunne (St Ledger 70), O’Dea, Ward; Duff (McGeady 46), Gibson, Whelan (Andrews 46), McClean; Keane (Long 63), Doyle (Walters 63).Subs: Forde (g), Kelly, Hunt, Cox, Fahey.Scorer: Long (78).Bosnia-Herzegovina (4-4-2): Begovic; Medunjanin (Vrancic 46), Pandza, Jahic, Mujdza (Zahirovic 56); Pjanic, Misimovic (Alispahic 82), Rahimic (Stevanovic 46), Lulic; Dzeko, Ibisevic (Vranjes 70).Subs: Sehic (g), Ibricic, Svraka.Booked: Vrancic.Referee: N. Haenni (Switzerland)AIDEN MCGEADY ARCHITECT OF IRELAND’S WIN OVER BOSNIA was last modified: May 26th, 2012 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:AIDEN MCGEADY ARCHITECT OF IRELAND’S WIN OVER BOSNIAlast_img read more


Liverpool round off successful pre-season with routine win over Torino

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 smart causal Loris Karius received a standing ovation from the Liverpool fans when he came on in the final 15 minutes shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool rounded off their productive pre-season campaign with a satisfying 3-1 victory over Torino at Anfield.It spells the end of a summer which has seen Jurgen Klopp’s men record some impressive victories including a 4-1 triumph over Manchester United as well as a 5-0 demolition job of Serie A giants Napoli. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings RANKED REVEALED Latest Liverpool FC News There was also a poignant moment during the game when Loris Karius was brought on for Alisson in the second-half.The German received a standing ovation from the Anfield crowd despite his wretched display in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May.There is a great deal of pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s side to mount a challenge for the Premier League title after spending over £170million this summer.But it seems the added attention is not getting to them as they put on a show for their home fans in a game which saw new signings Alisson Fabinho, Naby Keita and Shaqiri all make their Anfield debuts for the Reds. The Reds, who were playing their first match at their home ground for the first time in almost three months started well and won a penalty when Sadio Mane was upended by Gleison Bremer.However, Fabinho, a penalty-taking specialist at previous club Monaco, could only put the ball wide from twelve yards out.They did take the lead moments later via Roberto Firmino’s deflected strike before Georginio Wijnaldum doubled their lead shortly afterwards when he finished off a swift Reds attack.Andrea Belotti’s header pulled one back for the visitors but Daniel Sturridge continued his good pre-season form when he got on the end of a superb Xherdan Shaqiri cross to glance the ball into the net late on. huge blow 2 REVEALED Daniel Sturridge got himself on the scoresheet to continue his impressive pre-season Liverpool kick off their Premier league campaign when they host West Ham on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 13:30.last_img read more


COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992)

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgTHE heroes of 1992 brought pride and joy to the Forgotten County. Having played Dublin off the park in the decider, Anthony Molloy and his men were rightly lauded for weeks afterwards.This excellent James Byrne footage is part of the homecoming events which followed in Kilcar.   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992) was last modified: September 14th, 2012 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992)last_img read more


UPDATED DAY TWO: DONEGAL TEAM ON TOUR LATEST

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgCROKER ON SUNDAY – PIC EUGENE MCELROY22:51 UPDATED: The victorious Donegal team is en route to Dungloe and is expected there around about 11.20pm, though this may be a bit later.Earlier the team stopped at the McGee family home in Dore where a massive crowd were there to greet them.They also had a meal at the Seaview before going to CLG Gaoth Dobhair. Estimated times:Dungloe – 11.20pm Na Rossa – 12.10 pm  Glenties – 1am  UPDATED DAY TWO: DONEGAL TEAM ON TOUR LATEST was last modified: September 26th, 2012 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