first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments The North Korean marathon has been officially recognized by an association of international distance races and has opened up registration to foreigners for next year’s race.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Jones Cup: Ateneo bows to South Korea for first loss Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Loneliness of the long distance runners in North Korea In 2016, while on a tour, American college student Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea for attempted theft and was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. During his imprisonment, he fell into a coma and was repatriated to the United States but died in June 2017.Tensions in the build-up to denuclearization talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea and the U.S. have also made it a particular hotspot this year.The 2019 Pyongyang Marathon takes place April 7, 2019. Running tours organized by Koryo depart from Beijing, Shanghai and Dandong. JBRELATED STORIES:What to do post-run to maximize your resultsADVERTISEMENT 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 Organizers of the Pyongyang Marathon, also known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, announced that the race has been officially certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races which counts around 400 members from 90 countries.The certification confirms that the Pyongyang Marathon meets international marathon standards. That also means performances at the North Korean race can be used to qualify for the world’s biggest marathons including the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 2019 edition will mark the race’s 30th anniversary. Runners will start and finish inside the Kim Il sung Stadium, in front of an audience of 50,000 spectators. Foreign participants must sign up with a recognized tour group like Koryo Tours, the official race partner.This year’s event saw 429 foreign amateur runners hit the streets of Pyongyang, a sharp fall from 1,000 participants the previous year, notes Yonhap News. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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first_img**SubmittedThe final stop on the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Peace Curling Tour went this weekend at the Dawson Creek Curling Club in the Mile Zero Cash Spiel.Winners were as follows.- Advertisement -Kurt Balderston of Sexsmith defeated Colin Griffith of Grande Prairie in the final in the Sun Life Financial Competitive Division by a score of 9 to 5. This was the second time the two teams collided in a final, Balderston winning both. Colin Griffith however finishes first in the overall tour standings due to a victory in Fort St. John.James Buehler of Grande Prairie defeated Mark Pillsworth of Grande Prairie in the final in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Challenge Division in an extra end. This was also the second time these two teams collided in an event final, each taking one title. Mark Pillsworth finishes first in the overall tour standings.Dillon Dewald proved to be too tough in the Canwest Group Benefits Junior Division taking his third straight title.Advertisement Complete Tour standings are attached. Final competitors for the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Peace Curling Tour Championship will be determined January 13 once all the super league representatives have been determined.For more information, please visit our website at www.peacecurl.org or contact Renee at 780-532-4782.last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring against Iceland in Volgograd © AFP / Mark RALSTONVOLGOGRAD, Russian Federation, Jun 23 – Leicester City’s out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win in Russia against Iceland.The 25-year-old produced two virtuoso second-half finishes to keep the Super Eagles in the hunt for a place in the last 16 on Friday. They would guarantee progress with victory against Argentina in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday and even a draw could take them through if other results go their way.Musa became, in the process, Nigeria’s all-time highest scorer at World Cup finals with four goals and he the only man from his country to score in two different World Cups.He is also just the second African player to register two goals in two World Cup matches since Cameroon’s Roger Milla in 1990.But it has not been an easy journey for the livewire forward, who first caught the eye when, as a 21-year-old, he scored twice against Lionel Messi’s Argentina in a 3-2 group stage defeat in Brazil four years ago.Signed by the then English Premier League champions Leicester City from CSKA Moscow in 2016 for a club record £16.6 million ($22 million), he scored his first two goals in a 4-2 friendly defeat against a Barcelona side led by Messi.But it took him until October that year to open his Premier League account with a goal in a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.He soon fell out of favour at the King Power Stadium, languishing behind England’s Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa in the pecking order.He was encouraged by Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr to return to his old club in Russia on loan in January to get more game time ahead of the World Cup, a move Musa acknowledges has been vital.“They helped me get back to the style of play I had today. Were it not for CSKA, I would not have been in the World Cup.”His first goal against Iceland earned comparisons with Dennis Bergkamp’s injury-time wonder goal for the Netherlands that knocked Argentina out of the 1998 World Cup quarter-finals.Twenty years later Musa has the chance to eliminate Messi’s Argentina, and the pocket rocket who stands just 1.70 metres (five feet seven inches) tall is ready for the challenge.“I think scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult for me,” he smiled after his man-of-the-match performance in Volgograd on Friday.“I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals,” he said.“And when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he’s on the pitch and I scored another two goals.”Musa said he would like to return to CSKA permanently, but another stunning performance could see Europe’s top clubs queueing up for his signature.“I have go back to Leicester,” he confirmed, but said he would only think about his future once Nigeria were eliminated, which he hopes will be at least another two weeks away.“Coming back to CSKA, if it’s possible, I would love to. It’s my die-hard club.“There is nothing I can pay them for the past seasons I’ve been with them other than to say: ‘Thank you very much’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgA company spokeswoman said the big rollout comes in January with 74 dealers selling the new vehicles across the country. The car for two is made in Hambach, France, and the company boasts of “amazing” gas mileage of 33 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. Those numbers were revised down from 40 and 45, respectively, from this year. Called the Smart Fortwo, it is billed as one of the most economical cars on the market today. That’s not surprising since it’s powered by an eco-gentle 61-cubic-inch engine that puts out 70 horsepower. Meanwhile Toyota, famous for its eco-feelgood Prius, made a splash with the redesigned crossover Matrix line that will be available early next year. The line offers SUV characteristics with the drivability of a sedan. “It may have the body of a five-door hatch(back), but it sure comes with the soul of a two-door sports car,” said Tim Morrison, Toyota division marketing manager. The Matrix comes in three styles: standard, S and the XRS. The company also positioned the car for after-market fans who want to trick out its appearance. And while not a green car, its fuel economy ratings are a respectable 26 mpg city and 32 highway for the manual transmission model and 25/31 for the automatic. Even Audi, known for expensive speed machines, recognizes the need for fuel economy these days. Its unveiling of the Cross Cabriolet created media gridlock and a gentle scrum for the first look at what was under the tarps. The company promises plenty of power but it comes from an engine rated ultra-low-emission. Rupert Stadtler, the company’s CEO, said today’s Audis consume 30 percent less fuel than 10 years ago and the near-term goal is a reduction of another 20 percent. “Our customers want to drive fuel-efficient cars, but they also want high quality and high technology,” Stadtler said. Porsche, another German merchant of speed, introduced the Cayenne hybrid that will be available at the end of the decade. It’s a true hybrid with both an electrical and gasoline system, which can each power the car. Ford’s Mulally did emphasize that the only way to reach the number of vehicles that bring meaningful change is to make sure the vehicles are affordable. One way to accomplish this is to reduce the weight of cars and trucks by using lighter alloys in the manufacturing process. He noted that hybrids cost about 7 percent to 20 percent more than all-gas models because they have two drive trains – one for the electric motor and one for the fossil fuel power plant. Mulally also said Ford will give Southern California Edison 20 plug-in hybrids so the energy company can help test the vehicle’s commercial application and help jump-start an infrastructure system for powering the cars. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 818-713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While delivering the keynote speech, Mulally announced that Ford is rolling out a blueprint for sustainability by improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. He also pledged that these initiatives would spread across the company’s entire product line. “Ford is committed to offering customers affordable, environmentally friendly technologies in vehicles they really want,” he said. “We are focusing on sustainability technology solutions that can be used not for hundreds or thousands of cars, but for millions of cars.” Ford isn’t the the only manufacturer to trumpet the need for eco-friendly vehicles. Just about every automaker at the show has hybrids, electrics or hydrogen fuel cell-powered rides either in their fleets or in development. And not all the buzz is being generated from Asian manufacturers, either. The oh-so-cute Smart Car with a French pedigree proved an attention-grabber in the Convention Center’s entryway as the press corps filed into the show on the first of two preview days. These days, it’s easy being green in the automotive world. While there’s no official theme at the Los Angeles Auto Show – which opens to the public Friday at the Convention Center – hybrids, electric vehicles and smart, fuel-efficient cars and trucks are this year’s stars. This morning, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an appearance to highlight the newest alternative-fuel vehicles, along with the announcement of the Green Car of The Year. But credit Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co.’s chief executive officer, for applying the first coat of green on Thursday. last_img read more

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first_imgCllr Ciaran BroganCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan has welcomed additional funding of €1,715,000 recently announced by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for pavement strengthening on four projects in Donegal.The four projects include:• €900,000 for Pavement Strengthening Works on the westbound lanes of the N13 Dual Carriageway, (Manor Roundabout to the Dry Arch Roundabout), 4.25km. The Scheme will be tendered in June and construction should commence in August.• €215,000 for the N56 Knocknamona Scheme (Pramerica Roundabout North for 700m). This scheme has been tendered and construction should commence before the end of June.• €210,000 for the N56 Dunkineely East Scheme (500m at eastern end of Dunkineely village). This Scheme will be tendered shortly and construction should commence at the start of July.• €390,000 for the N56 Coneyburrow to Haw Scheme (1.35km). This scheme is designed at present and is expected to be tendered and constructed later in 2016.“I am delighted with the announcement of this additional funding which represents a substantial investment in Donegal’s road infrastructure,” said Cllr Brogan. “The four projects will see a major improvement for road users and ensure traffic flows safely and freely. The projects will improve Donegal’s accessibility for business and enhance the visitor experience.” BROGAN WELCOMES EXTRA €1.7M FOR FOOTPATH/ROAD REPAIRS was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by John2Share 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88The latest trend among cities is to put police and deputies together with municipal graffiti-abatement workers – efforts that have resulted in new tools like surveillance cameras and more arrests of taggers. “I’ve been doing this for 12 years, and for the first time, I’m seeing wide-scale collaboration between law enforcement and graffiti-abatement programs,” said Hill. In local cities, deputies and officers are working more closely than ever with city abatement employees. But approaches vary from city to city. Last month, Whittier invested $11,500 on three surveillance cameras and equipment. It also has formed a task force of business owners and residents. In May, a citywide forum on fighting graffiti will be held. The Police Department has its own Graffiti Abatement Task Force of officers who patrol streets looking for taggers. “We’re taking a very aggressive posture toward them when we detain them,” said Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke. “If we see that they have the intent and tools to vandalize, they are at least getting citations.” Other local agencies also patrol for taggers, but officials say catching them in the act is difficult. Out of thousands of graffiti incidents last year, deputies in Pico Rivera made just 76 arrests for the offense. Montebello, which has had more than 11,000 locations tagged with graffiti so far this year, has arrested 99 people for graffiti vandalism. Police Chief Garry Couso- Vasquez said another tool is toughening laws against vandals. He strongly supports Assembly Bill2923, which allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to collect fines for vandalism. The bill, now awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Transportation Committee, also would suspend the driver license of convicted taggers for three years. In South Whittier, officials are employing a Global Positioning System-based program called Graffiti Tracker, which allows deputies to photograph graffiti, map it with GPS and file the information into a massive database. Pico Rivera officials are using plants to thwart spray painters. Crews plant vines next to public walls. So far, the approach, started last spring, is working. Now, the city plans to expand it this year, said Raymond Chavez, graffiti task force manager. “We planted vines in high-graffiti areas last year and they’ve now grown the height of the walls,” he said. Meanwhile, deputies and officers visit elementary schools, bringing programs such as “Graffiti’s Not Art” and “Totally Against Graffiti” to teach younger children to respect their communities and to report taggers. Even buses are not immune. Through a contract with the Sheriff’s Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a Transit Services Bureau, which specializes in fighting graffiti on county buses. Last year, deputies arrested more than 1,000 taggers. But property damage to MTA buses amounted to about $1 million, said Deputy Leo Castro. California Highway Patrol officers arrest anyone they find vandalizing the freeways, said CHP officer Umberto Jimenez. In 2005, the CHP arrested 141 people for vandalism in Los Angeles County. Some of them were caught with the help of cameras along the freeways. “We get a lot of calls from the public about people spray painting, and we’ll dispatch someone,” said Jimenez. “The surveillance cameras are primarily for traffic, but if the Traffic Management Center sees someone vandalizing, they put it out, and we dispatch someone.” CalTrans, which spent $1.5million last year removing graffiti from highways and freeways in the county, has resorted to using razor wire to protect freeway signs. “It’s a very significant problem, an ongoing battle,” said CalTrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio. “Very often, our crews will spend all morning taking graffiti off of a wall, and it’s right back up in the afternoon.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext.3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Surveillance cameras. Roaming paint crews. Task forces. Curfews. Even GPS tracking systems. In the fight against gang graffiti and tagging, cities employ every weapon in their arsenals and are always on the lookout for new tools and approaches. But they are still losing the fight; graffiti continues to increase. “The level of graffiti has gotten higher recently,” said Valerie Hill, the graffiti abatement program manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. last_img read more

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first_imgThe Lily Rose in Buncrana is pink all year round – so today’s cake sale at the popular cafe in aid of the Irish Cancer Society was easier for them than most.“Our actual shop is pink, our uniform is pink now today all our produce is pink,” says Jade O’Neill.“The buns are all flying out the door already today. There are more left for anyone who wants one.” Proceeds go to the Irish Cancer Society. PINK DAY IS WEE BUNS FOR BUNCRANA CAFE was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranacake saledonegalirish CancerLily Roselast_img read more

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first_img Aleksandr Golovin in action for Russia 1 Chelsea and Juventus have joined the race for Russia star Aleksandr Golovin.The midfielder has caught the eye at CSKA Moscow over the past year and he is attracting plenty of interest.Arsenal have been scouting the 22-year-old, while he has also received an offer from Monaco.And now, according to Tuttosport, Chelsea and Juventus are also trying to land Golovin this summer.The pair have joined the race for the Russia international, who is expected to star at the World Cup this month.CSKA Moscow are hoping to hang on and do a deal after the tournament – in the hope the player’s price tag will rocket.last_img

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first_img 2 Alexis Sanchez has yet to hit top form under Jose Mourinho Alexis Sanchez is unhappy at Manchester United and on the verge of pushing for a move away from the club.That’s according to a sensational report in The Times, which claims the Chilean is disappointed with his lack of game time and a ‘negative approach’ from Jose Mourinho. United fought off interest from near neighbours Manchester City to land Sanchez from Arsenal in January, in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.The 29-year-old had been a huge success for the Gunners, scoring 80 goals in 166 appearances, and was handed a huge  £350,000-per-week deal to join United.But he has failed to hit top form during his time at Old Trafford and has been out of favour for much of this season.Sanchez has been taken off in three of the four Premier League matches he has started and was not even in the matchday squad to face West Ham last month.He enjoyed his best moment in a United shirt in their last outing, coming off the bench to score a dramatic late winner against Newcastle. Alexis Sanchez struck late to seal a 3-2 win against Newcastle But, according to The Times, that has done little to improve his mood about his situation at Old Trafford.Sanchez is said to feel he gets more praise for his defensive work than being creative in attack and is agent, Fernando Felicevich, is ready to talk to other clubs if his concerns deepen.He is pushing to start against Chelsea on Saturday after his winner against Newcastle but there is no guarantee he will, with Marcus Rashford also pushing for a place. 2last_img read more

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first_imgAdam Porter’s stunning picture.People often ask us why we often feature Adam Porter’s photographs on Donegal Daily. And our answer is always that the pictures speak for themselves.The well-known Inishowen photographer caught this image on his way back from Banba’s Crown, Malin Head as he stopped off at Knockamany Bens above the Five Fingers Strand near Malin town. “It was a wonderfully clear Septembers night. The Milky Way rose high, airglow and celestial light filled the sky and I just stood and absorbed it all in. It was just wonderful,” said Adam.We’re inclined to agree. ADAM’S CELESTIAL PHOTO IS JUST MILKY WAY AHEAD! was last modified: September 29th, 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:Adam PorterInishowenMilky Wayphotolast_img read more

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