19 Jan
2020

Marbury opts for final season with Beijing Fly Dragons

first_imgMOST READ In 2010, Marbury jumped to the Chinese Basketball Association, playing for Shanxi and Foshan before settling in with the Ducks and sparking them to CBA crowns in 2012, 2014 and 2015 before parting ways with the club last April.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury celebrates after his team, the Beijing Ducks, won their first-ever Chinese championship in Beijing on March 30, 2012. Led by former NBA badboy Marbury, who scored 41 points as the host team knocked off title holders Guangdong Tigers 124-121. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / STRFormer NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury said Wednesday he is headed back to Beijing for one final pro season, but will not be playing for the same Chinese Basketball Association squad.Marbury announced in an Instagram posting that he will play next season for the Beijing Fly Dragons after playing from 2011 through earlier this year with the Beijing Ducks.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m staying in Beijing for my last and final season. The other Beijing team,” Marbury wrote on Instagram beside a photo of himself and the Fly Dragons logo.“I have to put on for the city no matter the team. It’s a different mission and vision over here in the JING. The fans said stay so I’m staying. They said, ‘we will love you no matter where you go’ It’s hard to leave that type of love.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 40-year-old point guard began his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996, taken fourth overall by Milwaukee but swapped to the T-Wolves for the rights to the player taken after him, Ray Allen.“Starbury” was an NBA All-Star for the New Jersey Nets in 2001 and Phoenix Suns in 2003 before joining his hometown New York Knicks from 2004-2009. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ONE Championship gets cash for major growthlast_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Spieth finishes with flurry, notches best round at Players China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 “I prepared for the last few rounds, and my father told me, ‘You need to go to the body,’” Lomachenko said. His father, Anatoly Lomachenko, is his trainer.Linares knocked down Lomachenko in the sixth and the fight was all even after nine rounds before Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) put an overpowering end to his first fight at 135 pounds, adding that title to his belts at 126 and 130 pounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLinares (44-4, 27 KOs) hadn’t lost since 2012 and used his size advantage to do some damage, but in the end Lomachenko did more in an exciting Madison Square Garden match.The fighter widely known as Vasyl said this week he prefers to use Vasiliy, his legal name. And now he can be called lightweight champion after picking up the WBA’s version of the belt in front of a crowd of 10,429 that chanted “Loma! Loma!” as he made his ring walk — which came first for a change since he was the challenger — and waved blue and gold flags for much of the night.center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Linares landed the fight’s first noticeable punches early in the second round but Lomachenko began to get dialed in later in the round, and Linares’ face showed some frustration by the end of the third as Lomachenko kept landing quick combinations and dancing out of the way when Linares fired back.Lomachenko ended the fifth with another flurry and his manager, Egis Klimas, stood in the corner smiling and nodding his head, knowing he has someone special.But the smiling stopped in the sixth, when Linares knocked Lomachenko down with a straight right hand in the final minute of the round. Lomachenko got up easily and didn’t appear hurt, but Linares carried the confidence from the knockdown into a strong seventh round.“That right hand, it was a great punch. It happens,” Lomachenko said.Lomachenko regrouped to win the eighth but Linares responded with a strong ninth, landing a strong combination that seemed to momentarily hurt Lomachenko. But that was his last highlight.Lomachenko arrived at the arena to find a personalized Knicks jersey hanging in his locker and the crowd that included new Knicks coach David Fizdale roared when clips of him warming up were shown on the arena’s video screens.But unlike when he fought at the smaller Theater inside MSG in December in his last bout, a sixth-round stoppage of the smaller Guillermo Rigondeaux, this time Lomachenko faced a bigger man and a much bigger test.“Linares is a great champion,” he said, “and the fight was good for the fans and everybody.” It was Lomachenko’s eighth straight victory by stoppage, but this one was much tougher than a recent stretch of clinics in which his last four fights ended when his opponents’ corners wouldn’t let them take more punishment from the Ukrainian.Lomachenko had joked he should be called “no mas Chenko” for his habit of making opponents quit, but Linares made him earn this victory.The Venezuelan was on a 13-fight winning streak and was giving the two-time Olympic gold medalist the test he wanted, one that he said would bring out the best in what many already consider the most skilled fighter in the world.Each fighter was ahead 86-84 on a judge’s card, while Julie Lederman had it 85-all after nine rounds.Lomachenko said Thursday he needed to finally be put in danger to show his complete array of skills, and then on display in the 10th round with a series of shots that Linares couldn’t defend, especially the left to his midsection that took the biggest toll.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight Saturday night, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout.Lomachenko landed a hard left to the body during a flurry of precision punches that sent Linares went to a knee. Linares finally got up just as the count was reaching 10 but referee Ricky Gonzalez called an end to the fight at 2:08 of the round.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

Liberian Music Awards: And The Nominees Are…!

first_imgSong of the YearJODI “NUMBER 1″XPOLAY FT LIBERIAN ARTIST “POT BOILING REMIX”DAVID MELL “COOL YOUR TEMPER”QUUEN V “JUE YOU BAD”LIL BISHOP FT JB, SCIENTICFIC, SUNDAYGAR DEARBOY “HUMAN BEING REMIX”BENNY V “CALL THE POLICE”SHAWDOW “TRICKAY PAPAYE”BERNICE BLACKIE ” UH NAH DO IT AGAIN”EBEN FT GREG AND NARRATOR”AZONTO & WINE MASTER” GBEMA ARTIST OF THE YEARSUNDAYGAR DEARBOYKZEEKING FACEFRIDAY THE CELLPHONEMANKARNYEA MANMILK MANFORTUNE JRCRAFTY K VIDEO OF THE YEAR- USARICH GOONE THE BOSS – “STAY GRINDING”JOE B – “SPEND MY LAST DIME”G RIZE – “EVER HAD DREAM”MUNNAH – “WEST AFRICA”MUNAH- “CELEBRATION”SAGA AP – “KOLOQUUA COUPLE LIBERIAN MUSIC”2C- “INTERNATIONAL GIRL”JODI – “NUMBER 1″DOUK DE LIBBENJI CAVILI FT BABY EYESTYLES CREW – “SHINE SHINE BABY” Artist of the YearJODIKANVEE ADAMSSCIENTIFICFATU GAYFLORBERNICE BLACKIESAGA APSUNDAYGARDAVID MELLTAKUN JTRU STORY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARMUNNAHMUSULYN ‘SWEETZ’ MYERSBUTTERFLYM’PRESS 1LOVESNOTIKANVEE GAINES ADAMSQUEEN VLOVE WEAHALICEA JONES AFRO POP ARTIST OF THE YEARPITTY D BESTBENJI CAVALISAGA APE BENROYAL BUSTA PAIND12BENNY VJODIKING FACEG RIZES MANJOE B LIBERIAN ARTIST IN THE USAJODIBENJI CAVILLIG RIZETRU STORYBLACQ CHILDMUNNAHJOE BRICH GOONEKNERO2CSAGA APYUNG MUSEGLOURIOUS LAMPS REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTISTM’PRESS1LOVEJAH ROKA.B. SWARAYSANTOSJ. YOUNKONDENASSEMAN HIPCO ARTIST OF YEARLUCKAY BUCKAYTAKUN JSOUL FRESHDYDDY COOLYOUNG HOVERBUTTERFLYXPOLAYRAW PEKINSCHOOL BOY WIZZYCHILLER COOLANAE DJ OF THE YEARDJ NO (UK)DJ BLACKEST 305DJ SKY (NORWAY)DJ REUD (UK)DJ WALLACE (USA)DJ CHICAGO (LIBERIA)DJ CHIRPS (USA) PRODUCER OF THE YEARRAWLOLIL VANJUST PRINCEJD WALKERBEAT MASTERINFECTIOUS MICHAELBENNIE OXSAMUEL MORGAN (SHADOW) COLLABORATION IF THE YEARTAN TAN FT DEN G – “ELEH ELEH”BENJI CAVILLI FT BABY EYEXPOLAY – POT BOILING REMIXQUEEN V FT. TAN TAN & DEN G “JUE YOU BAD”NATE K FT JODI ” SENIOR PLAYER”RAWPEKIN FT FEJ – “TROUBLEMAKER”YOUNG HOVER FT POCHANO, PICADOR, JD DONZO AND LUCKAY BUCKAY – “DEY SAY DEY SAY”LIL BESHOP – “HUMAN BEING” REMIXMR. SMITH – “WHATS UP” FT. MARVELOUS MC, JD DONZO, TANT TAN, DJ CHIACAGO, TAKUN J, NASEEMAN, NOY Z, DAVID MELLDAVID MELL – “COOL YAH TEMPER” FT. CHILLER COOLNANEE AND SHADOW The most anticipated and well deserved Liberian Music Awards ceremony is about to go live this Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. In hopes of recognizing artists, musicians, DJs, producers, actors, actresses and those who have poured heart and soul into entertaining Liberians and international audiences; this will be a great turning point for Liberia’s entertainment history.Worldwide Liberian performers have been called upon to register themselves as artists, which will enable them to show what has been reaped in the development of entertainment and showbiz.Hoping to connect Liberian music with other genres of music such as Hip-Hop, pop- electro and so on, Kaifa KY Yamah’s dream as one of Liberia’s media moguls is to stabilize and globalize our Liberian music, he stated on his website.Among the nominees who have been selected by thorough evaluation of their work since Dec 2012 are several Liberian based artists including Shadow, D12, Killa Lu, Tan Tan, David Mel, Scientific, Pitty D’Best, Benny V and JD Donzo. All of od those named are also scheduled to perform live during the Awards ceremony.“I’m going to perform during the awards, when I get there I will know how many songs I will be performing. I have a couple of new songs that I want to perform. I’ll be there until August 1st 2014 which is my deadline to be back. “Stated Donzo who has plans to connect with business opportunities while away.Pitty D’Best and Benny V had a wonderful and exciting joint farewell party before their departure for the United States.“LMA foundation booked me for two weeks, and I’ll be performing live. I promise you it’s going to be crazy, I’m going to perform and make the crowd go wild. I’ll be performing in 10 states afterwards, including New York, Minnesota, Philly, South Dakota, Maryland, DC, and a couple of others that I can’t remember. This is my first time ever traveling, I feel great and special. And I also wish LIB LIFE blessings for interviewing me.” Pitty stated.Benny V, a star that has come up extremely in his career and a passion for music that can be heard in his tracks, says that he’s very much prepared to take another big step in his career.“All my networks are set, so you can download my music and check out my stuff while I’m out there. I have a lot of energy tracks; I’m strictly Afro and will be performing “Call The Police”, “Activities”, and “Fatmata”. Beside the 10 state tours, we have Canada to set up, the UK which is pending (London) and Australia, which is also pending. Show biz is the LMA; other promoters in Canada are making preparations to engage us to have us in their own area because of it. When you’re hot they will start calling you.”Meanwhile, there are a lot of artists also being nominated who have reached out on facebook and other social websites to show their support to their fellow stars that are fortunate to make it to the awards.“I wish my homies Benny V and Pitty D’Best a safe trip mehn, sorry guys I should have been on board with ya’ll but due to my 21 cities tour here in China along with Zheng starting June 20th, I can’t mehn. Wish u guys all of the very Best.. Go kill it and show them how we do. Liberia international all day every day,” stated John Bricks.Marvelous C, who has also been nominated positively looks at the whole award ceremony as a true blessing.“I was nominated because my music goes with traditional music mixed with hip hop beats. I feel great about it, and I feel the industry is going from one stage to another. By being able to recognize my effort and contribution in the industry makes me want to work more, if I work more I’ll get to a bigger stage. I hope people voted for me, if I don’t win, whoever wins deserves it and they should keep it up.” He added. MALE ARTIST OF THE YEARPITY D BESTDSP2SWITTJON BRICKSTAN TANJODIYOKEE BLEEKDAVID MELLTAKUN JSUNDAYGAR DEARBOYMR. SMITHRAWPEKIN Liberian Music Awards Full List of Nominees R&B ARTIST OF THE YEARDAVID MELLJAWAYPICADORBRYAN DOEPETER COLEMUNNAHEFINXACESWEETZNATE KPERFECT STRANGERcenter_img GROUP OF THE YEARGLOURIOUS LAMPSBIGSOUL FRESHCO STARM.O.R.ITS ALL GOOD (IAG)PARTY BOYSSTYLES CREW GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEARGLORIOUS LAMPSI VAN PWILTA HARRISBERNICE BLACKIEOLIVIA SEWARDTONIA MAKOR PETERSABRAHAM GIBSONEVEINETTE KAMARAALICEA JONESKANVEE GAINES ADAMS VIDEO OF THE YEAR JOE B “SPEND MY LAST DIME”MUNNAH “CELEBRATION”JODI “NUMBER1″2C “INTERNATIONAL GIRL”M’PRESS 1LOVE FT KILLA LU “ONE MORE TIME”EBEN FT GREG & NARRATOR “AZONTO & WINE”POCHANAO – “PRODCUT OF FAILED STATE”TAKUN J – “SONG FOR HAWA”DSP – “PROMISE”SHAWDOW “TRICKEY PAPYE”BERNICE BLACKE – “U NA DO WEY” AFRO DANCE SONG OF THE YEARALFANI DOUKI – “SHEIKI SHOKOO ACT 1″G RIZE – “FOREVER LUV”STYLES CREW – “SHINE SHINE BABY”EBEN – “AZONTO AND WINE MASTER”ROYAL BUSTA PAIN – “DESPERATE CHICKS”SAGA AP HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEARSCIENTIFIC2C2ND KINNGLYRICAL WATSONYUNG MUSECO.ZBABY EYEPOCHANOTAN TANKNERO TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEARNIMBA BURRJUNIOR FREEMAN AND AFRICAN SOLIDERTOKAY TOMAHETTA SMITHMARIE NYENABMR. HENRIES IVFATU GAYFLORWINSTON P KARRG MANMARVELOUS MC VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEARPRINCE JOECHRIS MASSAQUOI JR (CHRISSIEBOY)DAHAI GBAAFAYA BONAHGEE-BEEPOCHANO VIDEO OF THE YEAR AFRICADSP FT SHE-RAP – “PROMISE”SHADOW – “TRICKY PAPAYE”QUEEN V – “JUE PA YOU BAD”YOKEE BLEEK – “MY BOO”XPOLAY FT LIBERIAN STARS – “POT BOILING”BERNCIE BLACKIE – “HIGHER”DSP – “MONROVIA STYLE”TAKUN J – “SONG FOR HAWA”POCHANO – “PRODUCT OF FAILED STATE”M’PRESS 1LOVE FT KULLA LU – “ONE MORE TIME”TAN TAN FT DEN G – “ELEH ELEH”BERNCIE BLACKIE FT PRINCE – ” U NA DU WEY” LIBERIAN ARTIST IN EURPOE/UKJ CHRISYOUNG RAP FURDAHAIEBENALICEA JONESLYRICAL WATSON NEW ARTIST OF THE YEARSHADOWQUINCY BILL PHILSAMMIE LOVEKARNYEA MANDEN GM’PRESS 1LOVESWEETZPERFECT STRANGERDSPSCHOOL BOY WIZZY LIBERIAN ARTIST IN AFRICASCIENTIFICSUNDAYGAR DEARBOYDAVID MELLTAKUN JBERNICE BLACKIEBRIGHT MANPOCHANOKANVEE ADAMSQUEEN V GOSPEL VIDEO OF THE YEARBERNICE BLACKIE – “U NA DO WEY”BOB Q – “IT’S YOU LORD”TONIA – “POUR ON ME”BOB Q – “NEVER FORGET JESUS”IVAN P – “LORD GOD ALMIGHTY” HIPCO RAPPER OF THE YEARCOLORFUL WILNOY ZJON BRICKSQUEEN VJ.D. DONZOKILLER LUMR. SMITHLIL BISHOPTRU STORY VIDEO OF THE YEAR- UKDAHAI FT BRAYEND -ESA CHICAEBEN FT GREG & NARRATORDAHAI FT PRINCESSE JOSS KALIMFT PAPA WEMBA ” STRANGER”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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14 Jan
2020

‘Peace Remains Our Hero’

first_imgRock Hill Community Youth posed for photo during the Peace Interactive Forum in Monrovia-Rock Hill Youth FounderThe founder of the Rock Hill Community Youth Initiative, Patricia G. Sonah, says that despite the current state of the electoral process, Liberians should not forget that peace remains our hero. She said in spite of the Supreme Court’s stay order on electoral activities young people should understand that peace serves as a bell to ring in everyone’s ears.Speaking recently at a one-day forum in the Rock Hill Community on GSA Road in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, Sonah stressed that Liberia is now at a crossroad. “The young people need to be careful with politicians and should not be fooled to do anything that will bring a setback. Let us remain calm and look up to the Supreme Court and the NEC as the major players in the game,’’ Sonah admonished.The program held under the theme ‘Peace Is Our Hero’ brought together students from various high schools, community leaders and youth from the various political parties in Electoral District #6, Montserrado County.Looking at the critical stage of “our country’s democracy, we need to preach peace messages,” Sonah maintained,  stressing that young people should understand that elections will be over and Liberia will remain, and as such the message of peace should never leave our hearts.Ms. Sonah wants young Liberians to be peace ambassadors in their communities and called on aggrieved political parties to put the interest of the country first to ensure a peaceful transition process.She also called on the National Elections Commission to do what it takes in the right direction for the country not to encounter any constitutional crisis.In remarks the vice chair for planning and policy for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Millais Z. Sheriff, said if Liberia must remain peaceful, then the young people must always play the role as peace ambassadors since they constitute about 65 percent of the Liberian population.‘‘I want you to know, regardless of our political differences, we have one thing that makes us one, that is Liberia and so let us take Mama Liberia by joining other countries around the world after elections to celebrate peace,’’ said Sheriff.The CDC executive frowned on the current state of the electoral process, stating that the hauling and pulling in the electoral process is in one way or the other affecting the common man economically.He urged the Supreme Court, the NEC and those aggrieved parties, to understand that in spite of the grievances, the country needs to move on and that the young people have a reason to live in peace without fear. He also appealed to the international community to intervene in the current state of the electoral process to ensure a peaceful democratic transition.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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11 Jan
2020

Soldier remembered as a patriot

first_img“She was the light. She is my light.” That theme ran throughout the service – from the benediction delivered by Archbishop Mousheg Mardirossian of the Armenian Apostolic Church to the reflective dignity of the military funeral. Uniformed soldiers punctuated the service with taps and a rifle salute, while Stewart’s parents and brother released 37 white doves – one for each year of her life. “The best we can do is to remember Carla as she lived, bringing life, love and joy to those who knew her and pride to a nation,” said Esther Agopian, who delivered the eulogy. “We marvel at your will and we will always celebrate your strength, your courage and your conviction,” she said of Stewart’s memory. The older of two siblings, Stewart grew up in La Ca ada Flintridge and Glendale. She was an accomplished ballet dancer and enjoyed the outdoors. She married Brendan Stewart in 1995. Her brother, Richard “Rick” Babayan, was her “forever best friend,” Agopian said. “With Carla and Rick as the dynamic duo, there never was a dull moment in the Babayan household.” Yet Carla Stewart always yearned for a meaningful life in service to others. “Many times she would say to Rick, `It shouldn’t be either-or, should it? Peace and justice should belong to all people, everywhere, all the time; isn’t that right?”‘ Agopian said. Her fellow service members nicknamed her “Stuart Little” after a helpful mouse in children’s books. “(She was) always first to help with the biggest of tasks and always greeted you with the biggest smile,” said Agopian, reading an e-mail from Sgt. Fredrick E. Moore, who served with Stewart. In the message, Moore related a poem read during her Feb. 6 funeral service in Iraq. “We thought we felt your touch today in the breeze that rustled by, and then we heard the angels say her spirit will never die.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Babayan saluted his daughter’s flag-draped casket, then fell to his knees in prayer as about 300 family and friends gathered at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Hollywood Hills cemetery to remember Stewart’s life. Born in La Ca ada Flintridge, she enlisted in the Army Reserves about two years ago and was assigned to the 250th Transportation Company based in El Monte. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Stewart was deployed to Iraq. She was killed Jan. 28 when her vehicle overturned in Tallil. Stewart’s mother, Emmy Aprahamian, said her daughter showed immeasurable kindness toward others. “Carla knew that our individual duty and responsibility in life is to polish our souls and become better human beings,” she said. “By doing so, we heal ourselves and heal humanity at large. In the eyes of her father, Carla Babayan Stewart was always his beautiful daughter with an infectious smile. But at Saturday’s memorial service for the 37-year-old Army specialist killed in a convoy accident in Iraq last month, she had become much more. “I thought I was the tough one, the patriot of the family,” said Edmond Babayan, Stewart’s father and a retired Marine. “This young lady, she said if her unit wasn’t called, she was going to go on her own anyway. “I’m humbled by you, Carla. You turned out to be the brave, the tough, the best patriot of all of us. All I can say is until we meet again, I have to do my final salute to you as a humble Marine to my beautiful, tough hero.” last_img
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11 Jan
2020

Reaction to missing and murdered women national inquiry

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC government moved quickly to add its voice to the widespread block of vocal support following the announcement this week of a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Although former Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected the idea claiming enough studies have been done, the launch of the new federal inquiry honours an election campaign commitment last year by Justin Trudeau’s victorious Liberals.He has chosen Marion Buller-Bennett of Port Coquitlam, BC’s first female First Nation’s Judge, to chair the five member commission, and in congratulating her provincial Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Suzanne Anton said, “The BC government is pleased to confirm, support for, and intention to fully participate in, the national inquiry.”- Advertisement -However some inquiry advocates have concerns about its’ terms of reference and Fay Blaney with the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network is particularly troubled, that police conduct won’t be formally included.Meantime, the official federal opposition Indigenous Affairs Critic promises to be watching to see whether the inquiry comes up with any new recommendations.Cathy McLeod is the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP.Advertisement That’s a reference to the $53.8 million commission cost, which the Conservative critic notes could be focused more directly on programs and services.Among the other probes into this issue was the 2010, ten million dollar Provincial Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, led by former BC Attorney-General Wally Oppal, who after submitting a 2012 report, also rejected the need for a national inquiry arguing his recommendations could be applied across the nation.However, he has now altered his position, and while still recommending the inquiry not cover the ground he did, he also echoes the views of others, who say the national inquiry will take an expanded look at systemic and institutional barriers and also examine the role of the Indian Act.last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Chelsea v Tottenham League Cup final preview: Hawksbee v Jacobs!

first_imgThey may be the friendly faces of talkSPORT during weekdays between 1-4pm but, on Sunday, Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs will be going head-to head in the League Cup final.Paul is a huge Tottenham fan, while Andy will be waving his Chelsea flag with glee at Wembley.The boys have discussed all areas of Sunday’s spectacle, including the teams, managers and even whether the King’s Road is better than Tottenham High Road.You can listen to Hawksbee and Jacobs’ League Cup final special above, and leave your comments belowlast_img

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27 Dec
2019

Five big Liverpool transfer stories – will signing make ‘massive difference’?

first_img 5. Liverpool not getting Naby Keita, say Leipzig – The 22-year-old midfielder has been on the receiving end of much praise this season, as Leipzig have secured qualification to the Champions League for next season. He’s been at the club since 2016 and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes he will remain with the club “forever.” 4. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain considering Anfield move – According to the Telegraph, Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering leaving Arsenal for Liverpool. The midfielder is said to be tempted by the prospect of playing in a central midfield role, though will most likely wait to see what happens with Arsenal manager’s role. His current contract expires in 2018 and could still cost £25m. 5 3. Salah is an alternative to no.1 target – Reports surfacing this week suggest Liverpool will make a move for Roma winger Mohamed Salah if they cannot secure Julian Brandt to sign. The 20-year-old forward is very much in demand, but is cautious about moving if he will not be able to play regularly. Salah almost joined Liverpool in 2014 before his head was turned by Chelsea. 5 Here’s what is being reported about Liverpool’s summer transfer plans.The club are currently third in the Premier League, one point clear of Man City with three games remaining, and five in front of Man United.Who the club sign will depend on whether or not they qualify for the Champions League, but here are the latest rumours.Remain up to date with all the latest Liverpool news here. 5 5 2. Liverpool to fight for Jordan Pickford – In April, Klopp ruled out a move for Joe Hart because he didn’t need another goalkeeper. “It is not for us in this moment and hopefully not in the future – not because of Joe but because we already have two strong goalkeepers,” he said about speculation linking the 30-year-old with a move. Now, though, there is talk about 23-year-old Pickford becoming a Liverpool player and the club will fight Everton for the £20m-rated Sunderland man. 5 1. Michael Keane to bolster Liverpool defence? – Keane will be leaving Burnley in the summer and Liverpool are one club linked with the 24-year-old centre-back. Former Reds stopper, Jamie Carragher, said he’s not sure Keane is an upgrade on the current defenders. Carragher is a fan of the player, but isn’t sure if he is what is needed. “If you’re spending £25m on a centre-back he has to go straight in your team and make a massive difference” he told Sky Sports. “I don’t think he is quite at that level to come in and make a massive difference.” last_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

Marlins pitcher hits home with kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – Students at Monte Vista Elementary School have always been encouraged to dream. Last week, fourth- and fifth-graders from the El Monte school got to see dreams come to life when Ryan Tucker, a Florida Marlins pitcher, visited their class. “As far back as second grade, I knew I wanted to be a baseball player when I grew up,” Tucker, 18, told the students Tuesday. Earlier this year, the Temple City High School alumnus – a Class of 2005 graduate – was drafted as the 34th overall pick by the Marlins. The feat was a culmination of talent, dedication, a lot of practice and a habit of setting goals, Tucker said. “You have to know what you’re doing, and you have to want it,” the school’s dean of instruction, Roberto Lopez, told students before Tucker’s presentation. “It’s not only the arm, but also the mind and the heart (that got him there). Goal setting is very important.” Tucker later shared more about how he “became a fish,” detailing moments where he chipped away at his goals throughout his childhood and teenage years. He noted a slew of baseball camps, Little League participation and meetings with some of his baseball heroes – Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr., and Greg and Mike Maddux – but continuously reverted to sticking to his aspirations. Tucker also gave tips on pursuing a dream: set long- and short-term goals; work hard in school; choose your friends wisely; listen to your parents; and never give up. “There will always be people out there that will say, `You can’t do it,’ ” he said. “I knew I wanted to be a baseball player, and I believed in it so strongly, there was nothing that was going to stop me.” Yessenia Valdez, 9, said she was motivated by Tucker’s speech. Valdez said she wants to “help people that are sick so they don’t contaminate other people with their germs.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2303last_img
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22 Dec
2019

Investment spells promising future for Donegal bakery worth €100m

first_imgA Donegal-based bread company has announced the sale of a majority stake to London-based private equity firm, Mayfair Equity Partners.Today’s deal has valued the Promise Gluten Free company at £89million (around €100 million).Promise was founded in 2011 by Declan Gallagher, whose father Frank Gallagher set up Gallaghers Bakery in Ardara in the late 1960s. The Promise group of companies is owned by Declan Gallagher, Tom Doyle and Ciarán Lally and comprises Aran Ard Teoranta (trading as Gallagher’s Bakery) and Cuisine Royale Manufacturing Ltd.Promise Gluten Free is widely regarded as the world’s most innovative gluten free bakery company. The company’s manufacturing facility located in Ardara, Co. Donegal, continues to expand with over new 200 jobs added over the last 5 years.Promise has experienced rapid growth domestically in Ireland and internationally in markets including the UK, US and Australia under its retail brands: ‘Promise Gluten Free’ and ‘PureBred Gluten Free’. Promise’s products are available across the UK, US and Australia. Mayfair’s support will enable the Company to accelerate its international expansion strategy in the US, across Europe and Australia, where it continues to gain market share. Plans are also in place to further develop Promise’s physical presence in the US and European markets to meet fast-growing demand.Declan Gallagher of Promise Gluten Free, said: “In Mayfair we have found a partner with a proven track record in our sector that will not only help us achieve success, but also matches our entrepreneurial spirit.“Mayfair’s backing will provide us with the ability to increase capacity in new and existing markets, including supporting the growth of our facility.“We also welcome two new board members, with the appointment of Robert Leechman as Chairman and Jeff van der Eems as NonExecutive Director. We look forward to benefiting from their sector expertise and insight as we enter this exciting new chapter of growth.”Commenting on the investment, Mayfair’s Managing Partner, Daniel Sasaki, said: “Promise is attracting international attention as it continues to build sales momentum as an innovator in the sector. We see the same potential for exceptional growth in Promise that we identified in our previous highly successful investment with Fever-Tree.”Mayfair Partner Waqqas Ahmad added: “Our support will help Promise to achieve further growth while developing new and innovative marketleading products. This is an exciting time for Promise and we are looking forward to working with such a highly-regarded team in the next phase of the company’s development.” Investment spells promising future for Donegal bakery worth €100m was last modified: July 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bakerygluten freeinvestmentpromiselast_img read more

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