PH ladies whip Iraq for 2nd straight win

first_imgSustaining its fiery form, the Philippines whipped Iraq, 4-0, on Wednesday for its second straight win in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers at Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.The Filipinos scored all of their goals in the first half as they took the fight out of the Iraqis early to grab maximum points for the top spot in Group A. Coach Leticia Bautista’s charges also beat United Arab Emirates by the same score Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 The Filipinos will face Tajikistan on Friday before clashing with Bahrain on Monday. A duel with Jordan wraps up their qualifying campaign on April 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig outcenter_img Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town POC warns tennis body MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We all have the same goal in mind which is to qualify for the Asian Cup,” said veteran Patrice Impelido. “But we can’t get ahead of ourselves; [we have to] take it one match at a time.”Eva Madarang increased her tally to three goals in two matches after firing the opening goal in the 21st minute off a fine through ball from Hannah Parado, before Hali Long doubled the advantage with a header off a corner kick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSara Castañeda and Alesa Dolino both got on the scoresheet in stoppage time of the first half to give the Filipinos total command of the match. Irish Navaja came close to adding a fifth in the second half.With six points from two matches, the Filipinos look on course to grabbing a spot in the eight-nation Asian Cup to be hosted by Jordan next year. As host, Jordan is already qualified for the tournament, which means only the top team from the group will advance. View commentslast_img read more

Killing of Guyanese women

first_imgDear Editor,Whether one is male or female is not only a biological fact, it assigns one to membership in one of two social groups, known as “gender”. Social, economic and political consequences flow from this membership. Women and men, boys and girls, are treated differently; have different experiences at school, home and work; do different things, and different things are expected of them. There is, in men, a universal fear of the power of women, and this results in attempts to justify the denigration and control of women and their sexuality. Thus women are often punished, reduced to servitude, and mutilated because of this fear. I recently read an article wherein an Indonesian group amputates the fingers of women when a loved one dies. The men remain intact. There is an African group in which, during an initiation ritual, the young men have to jump over five cows without falling; the women in attendance are beaten with whips and scarred for life. In Muslim societies, both men and women cover their heads as a sign of modesty, but a woman also uses her headcloth as a veil to hide her shame and her modesty about her sexuality in front of men.In the Western tradition, it is Eve who disobeyed God, and is thus responsible for the loss of immortality for all humans.I was travelling in a taxi recently and heard the song “Blow” playing on the radio. I was stunned by the lyrics. By stating that all women give “blow” (whether they go to church or not, or where they come from, or their shade of skin colour) could never be true – it is a song based on stereotypes, which is a simplistic, but quick and convenient way of classifying the world. The uneasiness of the song is that it verbalizes not only the fear that Guyanese men have of a woman’s sexuality, but it expresses the truth that many women are using their sexuality to be able to survive in our society, which for decades has had a high level of poverty.The fundamental problem, then, is that Guyanese men are no longer able to control the bodies of women. The lack of control over the sexuality of women seems to be reversing the power structure in the society, and women are beaten and mutilated as a consequence.Women must know their place in the power structure. There is not only sexual activity in women’s natural interest in self-preservation, but there is also “hand-fare” – that is, just simply asking men for money. The fact that there is a word for the activity means that it is an important means of survival for some Guyanese women. However, the devices that some women have adopted for survival in the society have driven more fear of female sexuality into men — (hence the content of the song “Blow”) — and thus there is fear of the power of women.The apparent reversal of the power structure may have also played a role in the perceived rise in the sexual assault of children. Some men feel that they no longer have power over women, so they turn to the group over whom they have control — that is, children.To reduce the threat that a woman’s sexuality poses for men, and the consequent abuse and mutilation of women, more is needed from the Government in job creation, training, and other economic opportunities for women in the society.I am not only observing the spreading and deepening of poverty in Guyana, but I note the President is showing his power by renovating Government buildings that he may or may not be occupying in colours that are similar to those of his political party. The people of Guyana need more than a show of the President’s power.Sincerely,Professor Kean Gibsonlast_img read more

Fort Nelson lawyer suspended for professional misconduct

first_imgThe start date of his suspension will be determined by both the Law Society and Bauder. As the Agreement for Sale was unregistered, Bauder was unable to find funding. In his testimony, he admitted to creating a false contract of purchase and sale with an increased purchase price, as the value of the property had gone up, and got it signed by the vendor. He said he took various steps to keep the vendor from knowing about the fraud. Bauder was unable to explain why he made the false documents, and didn’t offer any excuse for his actions, acknowledging them as “dishonest” and saying he “was the author of his own misfortune”. – Advertisement – “The respondent deliberately engaged in dishonest and fraudulent conduct for personal gain, and any sanction imposed must send a message that this type of behaviour will attract significant disciplinary consequences, sufficient … to send a message to the bar that they should not even think about doing what the respondent did in this case,” they wrote. His lawyer argued it was an isolated lapse in judgment, and that Fort Nelson will suffer by losing their only lawyer. However, the disciplinary board says that the public “need to be assured that they are protected from unscrupulous conduct, even if this results in the loss to them, temporarily, of their only local legal representation”. According to hearing permits, Bauder set up his practice in Fort Nelson around 2005, which most recently handles mostly criminal defence and family disputes, with work in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek as well.In 2008, he considered relocating his practice to Prince George, and sold his family home and moved into a basement suite in the meantime. In September of that year he entered into the Agreement for Sale, and made monthly payments until the spring of 2010, when vendor approached him about moving the completion date up to May from September.last_img read more

Paris Hilton in hysterics as she’s sent back to jail

first_imgParis Hilton was taken from a courtroom screaming and crying Friday seconds after a judge ordered her returned to jail to serve out her entire 45-day sentence for a parole violation in a reckless driving case. “It’s not right!” shouted the weeping Hilton. “Mom!” she called out to her mother in the audience. Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriff’s car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping. Her hair was askew and she wore a gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks. She wore no makeup and she cried throughout the hearing. Her body also shook constantly as she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents who were seated behind her in the courtroom and mouthed the words, “I love you.” A member of the county counsel’s staff said that Baca was concerned with Hilton’s medical condition and was willing to come to court with medical personnel to meet with the judge. The judge did not take him up on the offer, however the judge took no action on the contempt request. Assistant City Attorney Dan F. Jeffries argued that Hilton should be returned to jail and said that was purely the judge’s decision to make. He said that “her release after only three days erodes confidence in the judicial system.” Hilton’s attorney, Richard Hutton, implored the judge to order a hearing in his chambers at which he would hear testimony about Hilton’s medical condition before making a decision. The judge did not respond to that suggestion. Another of her attorneys, Steve Levine, said, “The sheriff has determined that because of her medical situation, this (jail) is a dangerous place for her.” “The court’s role here is to let the Sheriff’s Department run the jail,” he said. A former district attorney, Robert Philibosian, also represented Hilton. He said that the law supports the sheriff in making an independent decision on her custodial situation. The judge interrupted several times to say that he had received a call last Wednesday from an undersheriff informing him that Hilton had a medical condition and that he would submit papers to the judge to consider. He said the papers never arrived. Every few minutes, the judge would interrupt proceedings and state the time on the clock and note that the papers still had not arrived. He also noted that he had heard that a private psychiatrist visited Hilton in jail and he wondered if that person played a role in deciding her medical needs. The last attorney to speak was another deputy city attorney, David Bozanich, who declared, “This is a simple case. There was a court. The Sheriff’s Department chose to violate that order. There is no ambiguity.” As he made the final pitch for Hilton’s further incarceration, Hilton’s entire body began trembling. He had a ball of tissue clutched in her hand and tears ran down her face. Seconds later the judge announced his decision. “The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith,” he said. Hilton screamed. The courtroom was surrounded with eight deputies who immediately ordered all spectators out. Hilton’s mother Kathy threw her arms around her husband Rick and sobbed uncontrollably. Deputies escorted Hilton out of the room, holding each of her arms as she looked back.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by developments of the morning. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing. When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that she would not appear and that he had approved a telephonic hearing. He said no such thing had been approved by him. “I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions,” he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days. “At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home on Kings Road,” he said. The hearing was requested by the city attorney’s office, which had prosecuted Hilton and wanted Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca held in contempt for deciding to reassign Hilton to home detention despite the judge’s express order that she must serve her time in jail. last_img read more

Parents united

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But separate from the narrow question of what becomes of Villaraigosa’s plan, the Parents Union can — and should — serve as a much-needed vehicle for organizing and representing LAUSD families on a wide range of issues.Barr has put together a list of the group’s core principles — focusing on smaller schools, higher standards and more local control — that most mothers and fathers can rally behind. And Villaraigosa has promised to make sure these elements are included in whatever form his reform effort ultimately takes.This is a good sign. It’s only when the public gets involved — when it gets noisy and active — that politicians ever take ordinary people seriously. The Parents Union might be just the tool needed to apply the necessary pressure on our political systems.And who better to lead it than a charter-school founder? In recent years, charter schools have been the greatest source of vitality in public education, in no small part because they give parents a real sense of ownership over what goes on in their kids’ schools.If the Parents Union can give parents that same sense of ownership over what goes on in the LAUSD, it will be a powerful force for good in our schools. TEACHERS have a union. So do school administrators. Even school boards have an organization to represent their interests. So it only stands to reason that parents should, too.Which is why Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot charter schools, is helping to meet a critical need in founding the Parents Union to represent families in the ongoing battle to overhaul the Los Angeles Unified School District.While Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the unions and the L.A. school board have duked it out over reform legislation in Sacramento, an authentic voice of moms and dads has been notably absent. If Barr can provide one, more power to him.So far, the only parental voices that legislators have heard have been from handpicked champions of the status quo that the district has shipped up to Sacramento. If nothing else, the Parents Union, which actively supports Villaraigosa’s reform plan, will provide some balance to the discussion.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp identifies replacement for Coutinho?

first_img1 Gomez in action for Atalanta this season Liverpool are considering making a huge bid for Atalanta playmaker Alejandro Gomez, according to reports in his native Argentina.The 29-year-old was in fine form last season, scoring 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances and has picked up where he left off this term with four in 18.And, according to Argentine newspaper Ole, Liverpool could be about to offer £53.5m to Atalanta for the Argentinean international.Liverpool are in the market for a new creative midfielder following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, and are linked with a number of players across Europe.Gomez (also known by his nickname Papu) is said to be one of the names on their list as a result of his impressive performances for both club and country over the past 18 months.Atalanta are under no pressure to sell as the Buenos Aires-born ace is under contract until 2022.last_img read more

Marrow recipient Getty dies

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Plans for a memorial service in the Bay Area were pending. JOSHUA TREE – Jeff Getty, a prominent AIDS activist who made history in 1995 when he underwent a controversial transplant of baboon bone marrow to treat the disease, has died. He was 49. Getty died Monday of heart failure, following treatment for cancer and a long struggle with AIDS, at the High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, where he moved from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002, said Ken Klueh, his partner of 26 years. Before antiviral drug combinations were used successfully by AIDS patients, Getty grabbed headlines in December 1995 for becoming the first person ever to receive a bone marrow cell transfusion from one species to another. His transplant at San Francisco General Hospital used cells taken from a baboon, with the hope that the primate’s natural AIDS resistance would take root in his own system. The procedure, ultimately unsuccessful, sparked furious debate over the moral and medical implications of cross-species transplants. last_img read more

Jorginho’s kit gaffe is nothing compared to the Spurs error that led to sackings

first_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 2 Richard Gough’s match shirt, above, left without a sponsor and Clive Allen’s, right. Gary Mabbutt, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles and Gary Stevens also didn’t have the sponsor’s name on their tops Ahead of the Wembley showpiece, Tottenham were supplied with six full sets of the new kit by Hummel, as Simon Shakeshaft, Darren Burney and Neville Evans explain in the book, The Spurs Shirt.Four sets included the main shirt sponsor, Holsten, across the front, but two sets were unbranded because they had been ordered for the youth team to use in an end of season tournament in Germany. When Tottenham’s players lined up for the 1987 FA Cup final, something was definitely wrong.What was it, though? Oh yeah, SIX of them were missing the club’s main sponsor from their shirt.Jorginho gave everybody a laugh in the Super Cup with his name gaffe, but this Spurs blunder is surely football’s biggest fashion faux pas. deals Allen explains he first noticed the cock up when warming up before kick-off. “I saw there was no sponsor’s name written on Glenn Hoddle’s shirt,” he wrote in There’s only one Clive Allen. “He came towards me and I said to him: ‘What about your Holsten?’ Quick as a flash, he replied: ‘Clive, I’ve got a game to play. I don’t think we should have a drink just now!’”After the game, which Spurs lost 3-2, the club held an inquiry into how the mistake had been allowed to happen, conscious of the fact Holsten paid them a lot of money to have their name splashed across the front.The incident actually generated a lot of publicity for the brand and Iriving Scholar, Spurs’ then chairman managed to eventually smooth things over, though not without casualties. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The Spurs Shirt Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update FAREWELL Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “On the Monday morning I, along with [manager] David Pleat, Peter Day and [Commercial Manager] Mike Rollo met Holsten,” Scolar wrote in his book, Behind Closed Doors. “We feared the worst, but Alan Bridget, Holsten’s chairman, took a very understanding view and made it clear that there was no question of withdrawing the sponsorship.”However, Day lost his job, while Wallis was relegated to the reserve team with Roy Reyland taking charge of the first team kit.The full story of the 1987 Cup final mix up, along with many others can be found in The Spurs Shirt, the story of Tottenham’s colours told through a unique collection of historic match worn shirts. on target LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img 2 LATEST OFF Coventry shocked FA Cup specialists Tottenham… latest New job In addition, club secretary Peter Day was informed by The Football Association that, given the huge global television audience the Cup final would attract, the organisation were unsure about advertising issues given this was the first time a team with an alcohol sponsor was appearing in football’s end of season spectacular.It was decided the youth team could wear the existing kit, and so all six sets of kit were sent to have the match embroidery stitched onto the front. When they were returned to White Hart Lane, the kit sat in Day’s office.In any case, the FA gave Spurs the green light to keep the beer brand on their shirts.The Spurs Shirt boys have pieced together what they believe happened next.Johnny Wallis, the kit man, selected two sets of outfield kits, numbered 2-14, from the box in Day’s office, unaware some didn’t have Holsten on them.At Wembley, Wallis would have laid out the shirts with the number facing up, so players knew which was theirs.And with an FA Cup final to focus on, Clive Allen, Glenn Hoddle and their team-mates didn’t notice what was on their shirts as they changed for the game. 1987 FA Cup final Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January stalemate Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Coventry 3-2 TottenhamSpurs were going for a record eighth competition triumph and were heavy favourites to beat Coventry, a club appearing in their first major final in their 104-year history.Clive Allen scored his 49th goal of the season, but a Gary Mabbut own goal in extra-time earned Coventry a 3-2 win.Keith Houchen’s diving header to level the game is one of the FA Cup’s most famous goals, while Coventry fans named a fanzine in honour of Mabbutt’s knee. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Mabbutt above, centre, scored at both ends in the Cup final – his was one of the shirts without Holsten on the front, while Chris Waddle, left, had the brand across his front rookie error last_img read more

Rafael van der Vaart urges Spurs to sign Champions League star in text to Levy

first_img 2 update Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Rafael van der Vaart spent two seasons at Tottenham Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Hakim Ziyech scored 21 goals in all competitions last season 2 Harry Kane vs The Worst Footballer You Will EVER See, aka ‘The Moose’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ latest Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti rookie error There was plenty of interest in him over the summer with Arsenal and Liverpool thought to be keen.A move never materialised and he signed a new contract with the club, which then removed a previous £26million release clause.Ziyech has again started the season well with six goals to his name and can expect clubs to renew interest next summer. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship The 26-year-old has been a star for the Dutch club and scored 21 goals in all competitions last season.While working as a pundit for Studio Voetbal, van der Vaart said: “I really hope he goes to Tottenham Hotspur. I sent a message today to Levy, I said ‘get Ziyech after this season’. I am convinced that he will become a sensation in London.” Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS targets stalemate Rafael van der Vaart wants his old club Tottenham to sign Ajax star Hakim Ziyech.The former Spurs midfielder revealed he had text club chairman Daniel Levy telling him the winger would be perfect. Van der Vaart played 156 times for Ajax between 2000 and 2005 before having spells at Hamburg and Real Madrid.The midfielder spent two season at Tottenham from 2010 to 2012 before returning to Hamburg.Tottenham Hotspur are set to lose midfielder Christian Eriksen either in January or next summer which could leave a spot in the squad open for a creative ace like Ziyech. Getty Images – Getty appointed on target Getty Images – Getty Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:45Loaded: 6.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen statement last_img read more

McInnes: Pressure on managers this early in season is unfair

first_img“We’re in danger, real danger, of going down the same road as what’s happening in England, up here.“Last year managers lost their jobs in August. It used to be at least October, November, before people would even question a manager.“For managers put in place at the start of the season, give them a chance to manage and manage a situation, and manage his way through it a fair part of the season.“But managers are now losing their jobs in August, losing their jobs in September. It’s all become, I think, very unhelpful and unrealistic, for managers just to concentrate.” Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has spoken out against the treatment of under-fire Hearts manager Craig Levein.The two sides meet at Tynecastle in their League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.And McInnes believes his opposite number has been unfairly treated following a run of poor results prior to Sunday’s derby win over Hibs.“Craig’s been battered from pillar to post over the last two or three weeks,” he said. “For me as another manager, seeing other managers come under real scrutiny, real debate, at this early on in the season is really disappointing. McInnes was also critical of the media’s role in fanning the flames of fan unrest.“I listened to an interview with one manager, in the last few days, and it was about six questions, loaded all about his own position, rather than the game, the injury situation, tactics, anything.“It just seems to be a bun fight sometimes.”“People who are in the media get paid and, rightly so, paid for their opinion – I get that – but I also think there’s a danger that heightening fans anxiety and disappointment too readily.“It’s disappointing for me to see someone like Craig and others under so much pressure early on in the season.”last_img read more