Chinese athletes visit North Korea in latest sign of thaw in ties

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pompeo said he had good talks with Kim toward restarting their bumpy denuclearization negotiations. He has not announced when or where the second U.S.-North Korea summit might take place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img The Chinese sports delegation arrives at the airport Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)PYONGYANG, North Korea — A large group of Chinese athletes and sports officials arrived in North Korea on Monday in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries this year.The Chinese group is led by Gou Zhongwen, the director of China’s General Administration of Sports. He was greeted at Pyongyang’s airport by North Korea’s minister of sports, Kim Il Guk.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Go, Olaivar, Torres lead qualifying rounds in 22nd Sletba Open China’s official Xinhua News Agency said the Chinese delegation includes men’s and women’s basketball teams. They are expected to take part in friendly matches with North Korean teams this week.After a period of frosty ties, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited China three times this year, and traditional proclamations of friendship between the two neighbors have been resurrected.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 ChrissSpeculation continues over whether Xi Jinping will make a visit to North Korea.The Chinese delegation’s visit comes just after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and met with Kim to discuss a possible second summit with President Donald Trump. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Coconut vendor charged for malicious damage to property

first_imgA 38-year-old resident of Costello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, on Wednesday found himself before Magistrate Faith McGusty, slapped with two charges of malicious damage to property.The charges against Robert Cox, a coconut vendor, detailed that on October 14, 2018, at Costello Housing Scheme, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged a chair set valued $70,000 and two mattresses valued $60,000; the property of Dexter Harry.Another charge stated that on the said date and location, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged one bed and clothing among other items at a total value of $85,500.The defendant denied both charges.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell made no objections to bail being granted.As a result, Magistrate McGusty placed Cox on $20,000 bail. The case will continue on January 16.last_img read more

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Reports – Manchester United star agrees terms with PSG

first_imgManchester United flop Angel Di Maria has agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.The Argentina international only moved to Old Trafford last summer, arriving from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7m.However, he is reportedly unsettled in Manchester and speculation has grown that United would be willing to cash in on him.And now, according to Le Parisien, such a reality has moved a step closer after PSG agreed terms with Di Maria.The 27-year-old is said to have give the green light to a five-year deal with the French champions and now a transfer fee is all that is left to be agreed.United are willing to part with the winger – but only if they recoup the £59.7m they shelled out last summer. 1 Louis van Gaal and Angel Di Maria last_img read more

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TOP TRAD PUB UP FOR SALE

first_imgONE of Donegal’s most famous music pubs is up for sale.The quaint 19th century Bonnar’Bonnar’s is well-known for great music and foods Bar in Mullaghduff went on the market at the weekend. Located near Donegal airport at Carrickfin, the original bar dates back to 1876.A spokesman for Property Partners in Letterkenny told DonegalDaily.com: “It is a tremendous pub with a warm and inviting atmosphere.“It has been renovated throughout but has still retained its old word atmosphere. We are expecting a great deal of interest in this particular pub because of its reputation as a great traditional music pub as well as good quality food.”The pub comes with its own self-contained living quarters with five bedrooms, two of them ensuite. It’s understood there have already been a number of enquiries.One regular at the premises told us last night: “It’s a great wee country pub. If I had the money I’d buy it myself. There’s just something very special about the place and it’s hard to say that about many pubs these days.”Further details are on propertypartners.ieTOP TRAD PUB UP FOR SALE was last modified: November 29th, 2010 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

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GOVERNMENT INACTION HAS LED TO DELAY OF GAOTH DOBHAIR SEWERAGE SCHEME – DOHERTY

first_imgDonegal Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has blamed Government inaction for the delay in the Goath Dobhair Sewerage Scheme.Pearse DohertyHe was speaking today in relation to correspondence received by Irish Water stating the scheme will not commence under the current Capital Investment Programme for 2014 – 2016.He revealed he received correspondence from Irish Water last month which confirmed it is not listed as a scheme to start construction under the lifetime of the current capital investment programme and the earliest date to start construction on the project would be 2017. “After I then pressed officials in Irish Water as to the timeframe for the scheme to start construction after 2017 it emerged that a timeframe could not be provided as the planning and business case for the scheme would have to be reviewed, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of euros have been spent on the scheme to date.“This is despite the fact that the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government visited Gweedore in November of last year and assured the people of Gweedore that the €13 million required for the project had been secured and that he would be asking officials in his Department to expediate the approval for the contract documents for the scheme which had been submitted.“However, it emerged that the approval for the scheme was not granted until December 2013 which allowed this scheme to come under the control of Irish Water without any contracts being signed.“It is clear that the inaction of the Government to approve the contract in a timely fashion has resulted in an indefinite delay to this project which is a slap in the face for the people of Gweedore who have been waiting for this scheme for over 50 years. “I have tabled questions to the Minister on this issue in order to demand answers as it appears that this was a blatant attempt by government to hoodwink the people of gweedore into believing this scheme was about to progress while the Government were preparing to wash its hands of the project and hand it over to the unaccountable Irish Water.”GOVERNMENT INACTION HAS LED TO DELAY OF GAOTH DOBHAIR SEWERAGE SCHEME – DOHERTY was last modified: September 11th, 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:GAOTH DOBHAIR SEWERAGE SCHEMEPearse Dohertylast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT

first_imgTwo very positive returns from Adamstown at the end of the day an exciting men’s team have 7 pts to spare over Leevale Cork to win national novice team only the second time in club history!It’s a young squad they are enjoying the athletics experience and as Ulster champions had worthy credentials heading South but you gotta do it on the day and from the off their intention was clear.A scoring quartet of Gerard Gallagher who carries the team lead mantle, Mark Hoy, James Speight and Dermot Brennan the only man sadly standing from what was a successful group at underage level. Coach Connolly was driving them on and all in top 20 at half way you remained positive as you observed from the wings.In the end belief and desire delivered Gerard 8,James 13,Dermot 19 and Mark Hoy 26th great job from the assembled supporters that had remained.For the record the winning team in 2003 at Navan was Joe Byrne,Simon Ward now an army corporal,John Creane and Conal Mc Bride.Another aspect of the novice men and women participation was the large group that travelled early morning indicating the strong spirit currently obvious. Well done all with Catherine Dooher lead novice woman.Let’s get it together for Stephens Day 5k and encourage all to pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.com.Into the new year and the date that shouts out is national intermediate February 3rd in Derry.Aaron McGlynn I feel ran his best national todate really really impressive as he tracked,dictated pace, hung on and finally the Cu Uladh student put the boot in and he was gone leaving a very good Dunleer lad in his wake.End of year class report will read national indoor,outdoor and cross country champion Aaron Mc Glynn!!! Coach Peader Mc Granaghan has a serious achievement record over 12 years and long may it continue.The Valley team came within 4 points of winning Kilmurray /Ickbane 172, Mullingar 172 and Valley 176 . Scoring Aaron Jack Gillespie ,Gleneely ns ;Shane Mc Monagle Tooban ns;and completing the scoring Adam Mc Granaghan ,Castlefinn ns. with medals going to Luke Gavigan and Adam Mc Crudden as well.John Reid 13th has the potential in the years ahead to go to nationals and win ,good support at home ,he wants to do it so watch this space . He combined with an excellent Cranford team to push Donegal to silver .All the Valley competitors coachs,parents are all part of the team and have responded unselfishly throughout the pre christmas season now the invitation is there for all to join us on the 26th young and old a family occassion .Elsewhere Sarah Collins 31st in the European junior cross country in Budapest but what a year it has been for her. Not on the stage December 2011 in any meaningful day then nationals .British aaa,,world juniors ,Irish record ,Ncaa outa Providence etc etc in 2012 . Again lets just watch the development in 2013 still a junior of course in that period ahead. Ciaran Dolan a student at Sheffield got his first jump competion of the season over there gretting out to 6-83 in long . . Encouraging for sure .Fionnuala Britton and Ireland women gold at Europeans that statement in itself says it all . Memorable day Well done the local management staff Teresa Mc Daid and Neil Martin .Congrats to brother and sister Catriona Devine and Dermot Mc Granaghan who recently attended AAi level 1 coach course.ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT was last modified: December 10th, 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORTlast_img read more

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Los Osos routs Claremont, 38-10

first_img Claremont lost both starting quarterback Greg Sprowls and starting tailback John Cornell to knee injuries, and Wolfpack coach Mike Collins said the injuries likely will end the season for both players. But even with those players, each of whom was injured in the second quarter, Claremont might not have been able to put up much of a fight against Los Osos, which won a league game by at least four touchdowns for the second straight week. CLAREMONT – Fans attending the Los Osos-Claremont game Friday night may have witnessed the changing of the guard in the Baseline League, all in one night. Los Osos pounded three-time defending league champion Claremont 38-10, but the Wolfpack suffered a pair of losses far more damaging than just the game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Grizzlies’ Jared Hogan rushed for 115 yards and scored four total touchdowns, and quarterback Mike Anderson picked apart the Claremont defense with 202 passing yards. Los Osos (6-1, 2-0) defeated Rancho Cucamonga 52-21 last week. “To beat the three-time champs, it’s awesome,” Hogan said. “But we treated them just like Rancho, just like every other team. We play every team like they’re a top team.” That was bad news for Claremont (3-4, 1-1), which seemed overwhelmed even before losing its two vital starters. Los Osos was leading 14-3 when Sprowls was hit on an intentional grounding play and fell to the ground, grabbing his knee. The Grizzlies extended their lead to 21-3 at halftime and 35-3 at the end of the third quarter. center_img Several players on the sideline referred to a 59-7 loss to Claremont two years ago, and said they hadn’t forgotten. “We used that for the whole week,” Hogan said. “Every day it was written on the board before practice. It was motivation.” Said Los Osos coach Tom Martinez: “You remember that stuff, but we don’t try to play it up too much.” Martinez said he didn’t think his team had suddenly become the league powerhouse. “To be honest, I’ve seen every team in our league live except for Alta Loma, and they were 5-1 heading into (Friday),” he said. “Every game in our league is going to be tough.” Claremont may now have a tougher road than anyone, having lost its third player in two weeks. Last week, starting safety Daniel Frazer suffered a season-ending injury. On his way back to the locker room, Collins walked through the departing crowd and tried to figure out how to overcome the sudden adversity. “I’m just sad for the kids,” he said. “I guess it’s just a chance for some other kids to be heroes and see if they can take the team to the playoffs. “The bottom line is we’re 1-1. We have three games left. We just have to regroup.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Flood Aid charity concert tickets on sale online NOW

first_imgTickets for the Flood Aid for Inishowen charity concert are in high demand and are now available to buy online.The massive event on Sunday 3rd September at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny will see a host of top country stars banding together to support those affected by the devastating floods in the north west.An all-star line-up including Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Declan Nearney, Johnny Brady, Dominic and Barry Kirwan, Jacqui Sharkey and The Conquerors, and many more, will take to the stage to raise funds for the victims. Ticketweb.ie are now selling tickets for the all-day event for €30 (plus booking fee). You can get yours here: https://www.ticketweb.ie/event/flood-aid-for-inishowen-charity-aura-letterkenny-complex-tickets/7670185Tickets have already been selling fast at local outlets, find your nearest seller in this list:Dohertys Newsagent, the Diamond, CarndonaghSupervalue, Cockhill Road, BuncranaThe 4 Masters Book Shop, The Diamond, Donegal Town,The Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny,The Cope Dungloe,Boyce’s Centra, FalcarraghDoors open at 1.30pm and the music begins at 3pm. This is an amazing festival not-to-be-missed by Irish Country lovers, where a goodwill atmosphere is expected to be at an all-time-high. All proceeds, after costs, are going to the Red Cross. All artists have offered their services free of charge. Tickets are now expected to sell like hot cakes! Organiser Deirdre Grant warns people to get theirs quick:“The total capacity is 1700 and tickets are selling fast. If people do not want to be disappointed they need to book now,” Deirdre told Donegal Daily.Flood Aid TicketsThe concert will be hosted by TV3 personality Noel Cunningham and he will be assisted Phil Mack from Keep it Country.Nathan Carter and Daniel O’Donnell, among other stars, are very excited about the event and inviting all fans to come for a great afternoon of music and entertainment.Flood Aid charity concert tickets on sale online NOW was last modified: August 31st, 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:concertdaniel o’donnelleventsflood aidInishowen floodsMUSICNathan Carterlast_img read more

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All social partners agree on the need for policy consistency as well as the implementation of these policies

first_img• South Africa is committed to economic and fiscal policy certainty to ensure confidence in the South Africa economy, its people and its market.• This includes certainty around, amongst others, labour issues, priority growth sectors as well as the way in which challenges should be addressed.• To ensure policy certainty, effective 1 September 2015, all legislation will be subject to a socioeconomic impact assessment before being passed. This will improve policy coordination and highlight potential implementation risks or unintended consequences.• South Africa will look at its institutions and existing policy frameworks to ensure they are able to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by current domestic and international conditions.last_img read more

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South African invests R7bn in ports, ocean economy

first_img9 March 2016Transnet National Ports Authority has allocated R7-billion to build new port facilities to grow South Africa’s ocean economy.Already, 200 jobs had been created in new port facilities. Over the last 12 months, existing ports had been refurbished and maintained, the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development cluster said yesterday.The cluster held a media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday, 8 March, which was chaired by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. The cluster said work to grow the ocean economy was gaining momentum.Oil and gas hubs“Through the public-private partnership to establish Saldanha Bay as an oil and gas hub, an investment of R9.2-billion has been realised, which will be utilised over the next five years,” Nkwinti explained.“With 14 licences issued for oil and gas exploration, drilling of two exploration wells for potential oil and gas finds will take place along the South African coast. The investment in gas infrastructure has commenced and will contribute to energy security.”Work on the offshore supply base has started, which will lead to Saldanha Bay attracting oil rigs for maintenance and repair. This will create secondary job opportunities for surrounding communities.Boatbuilding infrastructureThe boat-building sector had been revitalised, according to the cluster, leading to 500 direct jobs and 3 000 indirect jobs.The Port of Durban in #SouthAfrica is Sub-Saharan #Africa‘s largest port. Credit: CNN http://t.co/oP5oVi3dCA pic.twitter.com/K5FBcu0jQq— African Biz Central (@AfriBizCentral) June 21, 2015Nkwinti clarified that “an amount of R353-million over the next three years has already been unlocked in the ports of Durban and Cape Town for boat-building infrastructure through incentives provided by government.“Further investments in boat building – catamaran production, workboat ferries for the navy, two offshore mining vessels and tugboats for the ports authority – and a fuel storage facility amount to approximately R3.6-billion.”Transnet National Ports Authority to spend R800m on security upgrades, starting in Durban https://t.co/CKfxCiS1vu pic.twitter.com/FT1kRlX4dF— BDlive (@BDliveSA) February 16, 2016Port rehabilitation and maintenanceFor the 2016/17 financial year, R80-million has been allocated for the rehabilitation and maintenance of proclaimed harbours in Gansbaai, Saldanha Bay, Struisbaai, Gordons Bay and Lamberts Bay, as well the establishment of three new harbours in Boegoebaai in Northern Cape, Port St Johns in Eastern Cape and Hibberdene in KwaZulu-Natal. This will provide opportunities for local and rural economic development.AquacultureThe aquaculture sector has unlocked investments of more than R400-million across 10 aquaculture farms, which are already in production.In Hamburg, in Eastern Cape, the first harvest of dusky kob (kabeljou) has been realised, where the Siyazama Aquaculture Co-operative has sold its first harvest of the fish to the Cape Town Fish Market at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The cluster said the expansion of aquaculture projects to inland and other coastal areas in support of SMMEs will create 3 200 jobs and contribute R500- million to the gross domestic product over the next year.The first two bulk carrier vessels have been registered in Port Elizabeth, and a third tanker in Cape Town, providing opportunities for South African cadets (trainees) boarding these vessels.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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