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IOC tries to calm Olympic concerns amid North Korea tension

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IOC President Thomas Bach met with China President Xi Jinping in Tianjin last month and with South Korea President Moon Jae-in at the U.N. in New York.“In none of the discussions, has anybody expressed any doubt” about the Winter Games, the IOC said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTensions fueled by North Korea’s missile testing rose this week after U.S. President Donald Trump used his U.N. General Assembly speech to threaten the country’s destruction. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described Trump as “deranged.”France’s sports minister, Laura Flessel, suggested on Thursday its team could stay home if its security could not be assured in South Korea. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “Athletes’ safety and security are of course a primary concern for the IOC,” the Olympic body said.U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said “we will continue to work with our State Department and local organizers to ensure that our athletes, and our entire delegation, are safe.” He added that the USOC is confident South Korean organizers would deliver a “great games.”Olympic officials in winter sports hubs like Austria, Denmark and Sweden said Friday it was too early to doubt participation in Pyeongchang, where the games open Feb. 9.“We feel safe,” Peter Reinebo of Sweden’s Olympic Committee said, adding that a decision to stay away would require an “international decision from the United Nations and a strong warning from Swedish authorities.”“But such things do not exist today. We are completely focused on going and taking part,” Reinebo said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Kim, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called U.S. President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.The signs read “I was angry.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With France’s sports minister raising questions about security, the IOC is trying to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games.The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has been in close contact with the United Nations and the “heads of government concerned.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 View commentslast_img read more

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NYC Marathon champ comes home, looking to end Boston drought

first_imgThe top American men include Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp, along with Shadrack Biwott, and Abdi Abdirahman, who finished second, fourth and fifth in 2017. But it’s the women who give the Boston crowd the best chance to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” wafting over Boylston Street.Joining Flanagan, Linden and Hasay are Molly Huddle, who finished third in New York in 2016, and Serena Burla, who was fourth in Osaka last year.“In the past, sometimes all the hope is placed on one person, so it’s kind of nice having the excitement around four real contenders here,” Flanagan said. “It increases our chances of getting on the podium.”The daughter of distance runners — her mother was the first woman to break 2 hours, 50 minutes in the marathon — Flanagan made it a mission to win in Boston the year after the attacks at the finish line; she finished fifth. She was ninth in 2015 before skipping the next year to rest for the Rio Olympics and missing last year with a back injury.Then, last fall, she won the NYC Marathon to end a 40-year American drought there.Now, she said, she can return to her hometown streets without the pressure she once put on herself for a legacy-defining victory.“It’s more of a personal thing, Boston to me,” Flanagan said. “That’s something I’ve had to work on, knowing that’s part of my psychology that I tend to just want this race so badly, I almost have to pretend that I don’t want to win it in order to do well.“This is home, and these are the people that I want to make the most proud,” she said. “I want to make them proud that I’m from here, so I have to keep that in check at all times.”Also relieving the pressure is the knowledge that American hopes aren’t all riding on her: If she can’t end the drought in Boston, maybe her New York victory can inspire the woman who does.“Molly’s beaten me. Des has beaten me. What opened the eyes for the other American women was like, ‘If Shalane can do it, why can’t I do it?’” she said. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Red Sox off to best start in 118-year history Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 looked up to her since I was a little kid,” said Hasay, who finished third in Boston in her marathon debut last year and will return to the course Monday as part of the most competitive pack of U.S. women to run the race in decades.“It feels weird to be racing her in a marathon. I feel a little intimidated by her with all her credentials,” Hasay said. “All the Americans are an inspiration.”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 crownNo U.S. woman has won the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985, the year before the historic race began offering prize money that lured the top international professionals to town. Meb Keflezighi’s cathartic victory in 2014, one year after the bombings that killed three spectators and wounded hundreds more, ended a men’s drought that had stretched to 1983.In that time, Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the podium and often shut the Americans out of the top 10 entirely. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But the locals are catching up.Last year, Americans took two of the top four women’s spots and six of the top 10 for men — the first time that’s happened in the professional era. Hasay was third and Desi Linden was fourth, her fourth top 10 finish in the race in as many tries; Flanagan was injured and did not run, but she’s back in the field this year for what she says will be her final attempt to win her hometown race.“Everything’s ripe for the taking, and I think we’re going to,” said Linden, a two-time Olympian who finished second by 2 seconds in 2011.“The exciting thing is: No one’s saying ‘I want to be top American.’ It’s: ’I want to break the tape,’” she said. “That’s not good enough anymore. It’s a whole new ballgame.”Defending champions Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat, both Kenyan, will lead a field of more than 30,000 runners on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square in the 122nd running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Elite U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan speaks to reporters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Boston. The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — Growing up in nearby Marblehead, Shalane Flanagan watched her parents run the Boston Marathon and thought, “I want to do that, too.”Jordan Hasay watched Flanagan win in New York last fall, and had much the same idea.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s nice knowing that if I don’t do it, I just have a really great feeling that one of us will,” Flanagan said. “And that’s a great thing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Tio caps ‘tough week’ with silver medal for PH

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Over at the Parque Sarmiento archery range, Nicole Marie Tagle and Hendrik Oun of Estonia suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of New Zealand’s Rebecca Jones and Chihchun Tang of Chinese Taipei, 5-1, in the quarterfinals of the mixed international event.“The crosswind has affected my game. But I’m still happy with the outcome after we beat the fourth-ranked team in the round of 16,” said Tagle, who is scheduled to face Alyssia Tromans-Ansell of Great Brittain in the women’s recurve individual round of 16 on Tuesday.Winding up No. 13th after the rankings the other day, Tagle and Oun pulled off a surprise when they defeated the highly favored duo of Reza Shabani of Iran and Tromans-Ansell by a slim margin prior to the quarters.In the golf mixed event, Yuka Saso and Carl Janno Corpus fired a five-over 75 for a share of joint 18th with South African and Belgium. Atthaya Thitikul and Vanchai Luangnitikul fired a two-under 68 to secure the top spot after two rounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Magnolia wants more CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/International Olympic CommitteeBUENOS AIRES—Over two months of training and acclimatizing in a different country have made Christian Tio badly longing for home.The Filipino-Norwegian will certainly have great memories once he leaves this charming Argentinian capital after snaring a silver medal in men’s kiteboarding of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Corniel topped three races and was leading throughout the week where the kiteboarders encountered several canceled races due to light winds.Tio, who ended up tied with Vodisek in the final race, trained for four weeks in Dominican Republic and spent another four weeks here to get his body well adjusted.READ: Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth“That did very well, because I don’t have any jetlag and I wasn’t really tired,’’ said Tio. “I have the energy and we did it. My mindset, really, was just to go for it and enjoy.”“What’s next for me? I want to go home (in the Philippines),” added Tio, who will surely receive a cash incentive from the government upon his return to Manila late this week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown READ: PH kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stintWith the winds blowing in his favor, Tio placed second in the final race to jump from fourth overall to a sure silver together with Toni Vodisek of Slovenia after competing for nearly a week at the Club Nautico San Isidro here.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 Chriss“It’s been a tough week and we really had light winds. I’m really happy to get the silver,” said the 17-year-old Tio after gifting the country its first medal in the ongoing sportsfest for the finest under-18 athletes on the planet.Deury Corniel of the Dominican Republic was a cinch to seize the gold medal with his consistency in all six races prior to Sunday morning’s finale.last_img read more

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Valentine Beauties

first_imgValentine of the vibrant live heartFills the want of a personal desireLike a river in flow the crave growsAbstract with nothing solid to holdThe heart festoons gingerly with glueValentine beautiesValentine tradition is rolled by againAttractive red plastic tarts pop upLived by red red roses to dazzleSome dark hearts to find light soonThose rolled as dice will accept neglectValentine BeautiesDecked in a smart red collared shirtHolding sweetly this single red roseOnly to prove a day of trite attentionAnxious the doors race his heart beatSpell pond her steps cheers the airValentine beautiesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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Has Education Gone from ‘Mess to Best?’

first_imgThe administration of former Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh did not survive to enjoy reform methods her predecessors instituted at the Ministry when she and her team were relieved of their respective posts during the year under review. Some of those dismissed with Tarpeh included deputies for instruction, administration, and assistant minister for teachers’ education, among others.The outcome of Tarpeh’s efforts was public criticisms, which prompted President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to describe the sector as a “mess.”The saga emanated from the poor performance of Liberian students across the country on public examinations. Shortly after the President’s description of the sector, she replaced the Tarpeh administration with a “new” team headed by George K. Werner last June.Mr. Werner’s team was appointed to straighten out a sector that has faced widespread criticisms from within and outside the government as being “a mess.”Despite that decision, the sector continues to face challenges which Mr. Werner admitted were damages stemming from “decades of neglect, theft, war and the Ebola outbreak.” He said the need to overhaul the entire education system cannot be overemphasized. Shortly after he took over as Minister, Werner said, “The current education system does not provide all Liberian children with the opportunity to learn and become active citizens able to serve our economy.” Any Improvement?Since the President appointed Mr. Werner and team, their efforts to improve the quality of learning have remained mostly on policy documents to the extent that the public believes the implementation of transformation in education was still far away.Werner came under fire during the year under review for his unilateral, controversial policy aimed at creating a conducive learning environment for all students and teachers and to adjust the school calendar to revert to the normal cycle, which gives students more days in school – a move which also came under intense criticism. To protest that decision, high school students took to the streets in July and physically blocked the Presidential convoy. Some of the students lay prostrate on the ground in front of the Presidential motorcade. The students were reportedly angry with the announced decision by Minister Werner to temporarily shut down all schools and reopen in September to make way for Liberia to return to its normal academic calendar that was interrupted by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD). What mattered to the students the most was the pronouncement that they were not going to get their promotion statements.In the aftermath of those events, Werner’s decision to adjust the school calendar dominated headlines during the year under review, but he quietly made some inroads when he began the distribution of one million textbooks to public schools for grades 5-9 in the four core subjects of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English. An additional 1.3 million Supplementary Readers were distributed to public schools for grades 1-4. The textbooks and 20,000 teachers’ guides were also distributed along with instructional materials including atlases, maps, magnets and globes. The President, addressing the nation in November said that her administration has been able to increase school enrollment to 1,531,489, with girls’ enrollment at nearly 50 percent. “By 2017, we expect this number to be 2, 603, 531,” the President announced.Teachers’ PayOne aspect that is said to be responsible for the decline of education in postwar Liberia is teachers’ assignments, particularly to the rural areas of the country, with salaries and housing allowances not commensurate with those posts. Almost all teachers assigned in the rural areas reportedly often abandon classes at the end of every month to run after the ministry’s pay team. As a result, sometimes schools are deserted for a week or so leaving students with no alternative but to return to seeking other means of livelihood. In some instances, teachers reported that they were actually permitted to go to the Ministry of Finance by the county’s education board in order to run after their salaries, a practice which continues to affect academic activities.Whether the coming academic year will see teachers, particularly in the rural areas, staying in the classroom instead of running after paychecks for most of the academic term is the question.MOE program to train teachers has produced at least some 10,441 teachers, but their presence is not being felt in the classrooms. It remains to be seen whether the government will put into practice what it has declared on paper that it is constructing comprehensive school facilities in the 15 counties to include housing for teachers.During the year in review, the MOE said it continues to make steady progress by developing a national strategy for transformation through which the education sector is expected to “perform a very crucial role in translating and transforming the undertaking.”The MOE also established the Education Sector Development Committee to facilitate policy and program in education that identified six policy areas. Those areas include the development of Early Childhood Education, Basic Education (grade 1-9) and Secondary Education (grade 10-12), Teacher Education, Vocational, Technical and Science Education, Education Management and Supervision, and Higher or Tertiary Education.Though the challenges are enormous, MOE said it is committed to ensuring that all children have access to early childhood education, which is the basis to improve primary education and beyond.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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Amb. Endee Donates to Mother of Triplets

first_imgA 32-year old woman who recently gave birth to triplets at the Lucanus Clinic located in the Tusafield Community in New Georgia said she’s breathing a sigh of relief after Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee yesterday made substantial contributions toward her medical bill as well as the welfare of the children and the family.Amb. Juli Endee contributed US$300 towards Hawa Passewe’s medical bills and L$10,000 as well as materials and food items valued at L$20,000 for the babies and the mother.The items donated include tubs, pampers, toiletries, baby clothes as well as a bag of rice and a container of vegetable oil.Amb. Endee is the first donor to come to the aid of Hawa Passewe since she made the passionate appeal to the public nearly a week ago after she gave birth to her two boys and a girl.Presenting the donation on behalf of Ambassador Endee, Rev. Veronica Smith said Endee will continue to be a benefactor of the less fortunate and people in desperate need. She expressed the hope that the modest contribution will help to alleviate the stress and worry that Ms. Passewe has been experiencing since she gave birth. Receiving the donations, Ms. Passewe praised Amb. Endee for the assistance provided at the critical time after her delivery. She admitted that she has been worried about her medical bills and the lack of money to purchase basic essential materials to care for the babies. The proprietor and surgical nurse, Wesseh Tumoe, who delivered the triplets last week Thursday, said he was also happy for Ambassador Endee’s assistance.Mr. Wesseh, a retired surgical nurse with 29 years of experience, said it took him and his medical staff six hours to perform the surgery and safely deliver the babies. Since he performed the caesarean to deliver the babies, he has been using his personal resources to feed the mother and care for the triplets.Madam Wesseh has three other children. The father of the children is said to be a day laborer providing for his family. 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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Mixed reactions to President’s Private Sector corruption claims

first_imgBY DEVINA SAMAROOSome claim it’s reckless, insisting that the relationship between Government and the Private Sector will bePresident David Grangerdamaged; others welcome the acknowledgement, underscoring that it is the only way the situation will be address – President David Granger’s bold assertion that corruption is more prevalent outside of Government has definitely generated mixed reactions from the Private Sector.Representatives of the various Chambers of Commerce across the country have weighed in on the debate, with varying expressions on the extent to which corruption exists in the Private Sector and the appropriateness of the Head of State in making such pronouncements.President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Vishnu Doerga subscribed to the views expressed by the Guyanese President, noting that problems cannot be fixed unless one firstly accepts that there is indeed a problem.“It’s a step in the right direction, now that an acknowledgement was made that it exists… as long as our systems remain archaic and cumbersome, opportunities for corruption will always exist and they come from both sides of the fence,” Doerga affirmed.The Linden Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) President Kevin DeYounge also agreed with the proclamation that corruption is rampant in the Private Sector.“Corruption is everywhere,” he pointed out.DeYounge explained that it would be unfair to determine where corruption is more widespread, given that there really are no statistics available to backup either assertion; however, he posited that it is reasonable to claim that corruption is present in both sectors.“For me to say that it is entirely prevalent in the Private Sector, I would not be accurate because I really and truly don’t have the evidence… I would just say that corruption exists on both sides,” he noted.On the other hand, Bartica Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Anthony Murray had a completely different opinion.“I really don’t see the merit in the President’s statement. I totally disagree,” Murray stated, noting that while corruption may be present in the Private Sector, it was inappropriate for the President to make such a public declaration, presumably in an effort to shield his Government.According to Murray, statements of that nature can damage Private Sector relationships with Government.“It seems like he wants to cast the blame on us and it will drive a wedge between the Private Sector and the Government,” he stressed.Nonetheless, he conceded that corruption is indeed present in the Private Sector, however, it was improper of the Head of State to target the Private Sector alone.Likewise, the President of the Berbice Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Rajnauth Ramroop argued that corruption in the Private Sector is contingent on corruption in the Public Sector.With regards to the situation in Berbice, Ramroop explained that owing to the lack of basic services in the county, the public will naturally “pass some money” to speed up some of the transactions.“Imagine someone travelling from Berbice to Georgetown to transact some business only to be told he has to come back another day, that’s going to cost him, and what will he do to speed up the process and get it done in that day? They will be forced to (do it) because it will cost them more to go back to Berbice and come back another day. If he (Granger) thinks the Private Sector alone is responsible and not the Public Sector, I would not agree with him,” he stated.President Granger, seemingly in an effort to exculpate his Government, declared that corruption in Guyana was more rampant outside of Government and as such, the usual anti-corruption critics of his Government should focus more on the Private Sector and non-State organisations, where he believed the scourge was raging.“It is my view that corruption in Guyana is most widespread outside of Government,” the President declared on Saturday evening while addressing the launch of former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran’s book Governance, Transparency and Accountability.He said the real contributors to corruption were those who committed crimes of tax evasion, smuggling, narcotics trafficking, trafficking in persons and money laundering, none of which really emanate from within Government, but rather, benefit the Private Sector, offshore banks and tax havens.He cautioned Guyanese against believing that corruption was confined to law enforcement agents and public servants, adding that while persons must remain vigilant against the abuse of power by the Government, they must also look at “the abuse of trust by the Private Sector”.last_img read more

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IRADIO DJ FERGAL DARCY TO APPEAR AT PULSE VENUE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: IRADIO DJ Fergal Darcy will appear at the Pulse Venue this Saturday night.Darcy is one of Ireland’s most popular disc jockeys and has came to national attention with his popular show on Ireland’s fastest growing radio station IRADIO. A massive crowd is expected to descend on the popular Letterkenny clubbing venue to listen to Darcy play the best current tunes in the chart.That’s not the only entertainment on offer at Pulse Venue with ‘The Furry Gilberts’ and DJ Paul R also rocking the venue in their respective areas.Book now to get your own VIP booth and enjoy the night in luxury at Letterkenny’s No.1 nightclub.To find out more check out the Pulse Venue’s Facebook page for details on drink promotions. #PULSEVENUE #FERGALDARCY #IRADIO IRADIO DJ FERGAL DARCY TO APPEAR AT PULSE VENUE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Woman, 57, arrested over murder of reporter Lyra McKee

first_imgA 57-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry.The PSNI said the woman is being held under the Terrorism Act.It comes as the so-called New IRA admitted responsibility for the murder. “Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested a 57-year-old woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in Creggan in Derry,” a PSNI spokesperson said.“She has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.”On Sunday, two teenagers aged 18 and 19 arrested in connection with the young journalist’s death were released without charge.Lyra was shot in the head during disturbances in the Creggan last Thursday. Detectives from the PSNI continue to appeal for help from the local community in Creggan.Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “We have received very positive support from the community but we need to convert this support into tangible evidence that will enable us to bring Lyra’s killers to justice.“We will continue to work positively and sensitively with the local community to achieve this.“I am continuing to appeal for those people who were in Fanad Drive and Central Drive on Thursday night and who have mobile phone footage to please come and speak with my detectives and provide us with your mobile phone footage.“We do not need to hold on to your phone, we have necessary equipment that will allow us to download the footage quickly. Alternatively, you can use the Major Incident Public Portal at www.MIPP.police.uk to upload footage or to tell us what they know. “I know there will be some people who know what happened but are scared to come forward but if you have information, no matter how small, please contact detectives in the incident room on 101 or via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 which is 100pc anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”McKee was shot in the head by suspects linked to the New IRA, who have since claimed responsibility for her death.Woman, 57, arrested over murder of reporter Lyra McKee was last modified: April 23rd, 2019 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:arrestDerryLyra McKeemurderPSNIlast_img read more

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The Stoke v Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-55] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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