Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Team PH faces tougher odds IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Ilocos United and Stallion Laguna remained in search of a first victory after battling to a 1-1 stalemate last Sunday in a Philippines Football League clash that was cut short by poor pitch conditions at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.The match was called off at halftime due to deteriorating conditions of the field caused by heavy rains.ADVERTISEMENT Fil Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka gave Ilocos the lead before Stallion equalized through Jess Melliza as the two clubs picked up a point for the draw.The result meant the two clubs remain in the bottom of the table with Stallion in seventh with four points, a point ahead of cellar-dweller Ilocos.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’Stallion resumes its search for a first win when it visits JPV Marikina on Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, while Ilocos travels to Metro Manila to face Kaya at University of Makati in the first of back-to-back matches against the Makati club. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

Nadal expects to be fit to play in Acapulco this month

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases FILE – This is a Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo of Spain’s Rafael Nadal hits a forehand return to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Nadal said Monday Feb. 5, 2018 that he is recovering well from the muscle injury that forced him to retire in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open last month. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill/ File)MADRID — Rafael Nadal says he is on track to returning to the ATP Tour in Acapulco this month.The top-ranked Nadal says on Monday he is recovering well from the left leg muscle injury that forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals last month. He was in the fifth set against Marin Cilic.ADVERTISEMENT Disgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nadal says he is undergoing intensive treatment to make sure he is fit to play in the Mexico tournament which starts on Feb. 26.Nadal was in Madrid to inaugurate a sports medicine clinic dedicated to tennis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

No compensation for festive season

first_imgWCD flooding Villagers on the West Coast of Demerara who were affected by mass flooding back in March were expecting to be compensated for their losses for the festive season but this never materialised despite Government’s promises.After confirmation by the regional officials that no assistance was given thus far, Guyana Times spoke to some of the affected persons and moreover those who suffered.Karamchand Singh, whose fence was destroyed by the breach, explained that he was unable to repair the structure due to other losses he suffered when his livestock died in the water during that same period.With constraints to produce an income, he was unable to fix any structures on his property which were damaged. Voicing his concerns along with other persons, he explained that Central Government has made no effort to engage the residents after the flooding.“The only thing we hearing is that they have to do an assessment and they repairing the seawall. We though we getting this help for the Christmas but like we might never get anything. A lot of us had plenty losses during that time and some people still yet to return to where they used to live,” a distraught Singh related.Two houses away from him, a widow with three children explained that her one-flat house was completely inundated during the flooding, and she was left to discard most of the items in her house.“My children clothes and everything get damage. I had to stay by my sister not too far from here till the water go away and by then, the stove and everything damage… We thought we getting something from the Government to help out we but nothing.”Minister of State Joseph Harmon had informed Guyana Times some time ago that his last visit to the area surfaced discussions about the compensations and it was agreed that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) of Tuschen-Uitvlugt would make a ‘proper assessment’ of the damages that were cause.However, the Minister of State posited that no response was generated from the NDC and related that he is awaiting that assessment before a decision is taken on the allocation of monies to the hundreds of affected residents.Harmon was quoted as saying, “I haven’t heard back from the CDC or from the NDC Chairman. So I think that is where it is. Once that is done, then we can make a decision where that is concerned.”However, the Tuschen-Uitvlugt NDC Chairman, Vishal Ambedkar told Guyana Times when contacted that the CDC was engaged in separate consultations with a few residents, the Council is unclear as to whether their calculations were ‘comprehensive’ and all the factors surrounding the damages were considered.Since March of this year, waves from the Atlantic Ocean which were generated during a spring tide battered the seawall, leaving several villages completely inundated by the floodwaters. At that time, the waves pummelled 20 feet over the structure.last_img read more

Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketballers shoot to win

first_img0Shares0000A member of Afghanistan’s women’s wheelchair basketball team (in blue) plays against Thailand during a training session in the coastal province of Chonburi © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHABANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 9 – An explosion tore through Nilofar Bayat’s leg when she was just two, but as she spins her wheelchair across a basketball court in Bangkok, the Afghan sportswoman is determined to turn her story from tragedy to triumph.The 23-year-old captain of the Afghan women’s wheelchair basketball team is in Thailand this week in a bid to qualify for the Asian Para Games for the first time. “This is a big job. When I come, I represent Afghanistan in other countries. I want to show that Afghanistan is not just Taliban,” said Bayat, who lost her brother in the same attack that resulted in the loss of her leg.Her life reflects the squad’s remarkable journey against a backdrop of unrelenting violence.When the International Committee for the Red Cross set up its wheelchair basketball programme in Afghanistan some eight years ago, the goal wasn’t to win competitions.Instead, the chief aim was to provide fitness and rehab in a country with a large disabled population — many of whom, like Bayat, lost their limbs in attacks.Other victims have suffered polio, with Afghanistan one of just three nations worldwide where the disease still retains a grip, due to the disruption of health services and the Taliban’s opposition to vaccination.– Out to win –Belying the game’s humble start in Afghanistan, the players are out to show that they can triumph against formidable odds, making their international debut in Indonesia last year.They dominated the field and took home the championship trophy.“Our first tournament was so good, when we played and we got the first position it was amazing for Afghanistan,” Bayat recalled.The Afghan men’s team passed a major milestone in Thailand this week with their first official tournament win outside the country © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHAMeanwhile the Afghan men’s team passed a major milestone in Thailand this week with their first official tournament win outside the country.Jess Markt, an American who coaches the teams, said many players had never even seen a basketball when he first arrived in the country.“And now, several years later we are at the point where we have men’s and women’s national teams that are becoming quite skilled,” he told AFP.“They are getting to the point where they are very competitive with the mid-level international teams around the world.”Introduced to basketball only three years ago, Sayed Wasim Sadat said the sport had lifted his spirits and transformed his life.“I feel lots of changes in my body and my life because now I am so active. Before… I don’t like to go (anywhere),” the 21-year-old said after a friendly warm-up game in a sweltering gym outside Bangkok.“Now I enjoy my life,” he told AFP.– ‘Not for ladies’ –The squads have thrived despite daunting obstacles, including a nerve-wracking security situation that complicates even the seemingly simple act of holding practice sessions.Sixteen years after a US-backed coalition invaded Afghanistan and ousted the Taliban, the militants have escalated their attacks inside the country, leaving residents on edge as the country also grapples with an expanding Islamic State presence.“When we go to basketball, some people say, this sport is not for ladies, just sit at home, stay at home, do the chores, you should marry, you should have your children.” © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA“The girls are not allowed to go alone anywhere…. This is a big problem, we can’t do our training together,” said Bayat.In fact the trip to Thailand offered them a rare chance to practise together, prompting the team to arrive early in the country so they can hone their skills ahead of the Games.In addition to security fears, some of the players also face resistance from family members who frown on female participation in sports.“When we go to basketball, some people say, this sport is not for ladies, just sit at home, stay at home, do the chores, you should marry, you should have your children,” Bayat said.But each win brings them more acceptance, she said, recalling the reception that greeted the team following their victory in Bali last July.“We went back to Afghanistan, they were so happy, they said excellent, you are good ladies, you are strong, you can be like boys,” she said.“I told them no, I never want to be like a boy, I want to be like myself, I want to be a strong woman.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Carrick warns Man United’s top four rivals: ‘We’re not done yet’

first_imgManchester United midfielder Michael Carrick claims the club’s renaissance is not over yet – with the Red Devils clicking into gear at just the right time.Louis van Gaal’s side have been in the fortunate position of securing points with below-par performances over the last few months, as they target a top three position in the Premier League table.Many fans were unsure how to judge the Dutchman, following his arrival last summer, with supporters pleased to be in the race for a Champions League spot next season, but unhappy about the style of United’s play.Those worries have been put to bed over the last nine days as the club has picked up maximum points with superb showings against Tottenham and Liverpool, two of their main rivals for a place at Europe’s top table.And Carrick admits it took time for the United squad to get to grips with Van Gaal’s requirements.“There has been a process this year,” he told Drivetime. “The manager has come in and he’s got a way of doing things and a way he wants to play.“There was a slight change in the way he wanted us to play, in terms of the tactics and the style of play.“We’ve probably started to fulfil our potential over the last week or so.“The last two performances have been our best of the season probably, especially the Tottenham match and the first half against Liverpool. It’s brilliant for us and helps with confidence.“There’s a good feeling again around the club. The club is going in the right direction, which we always believed it would do.“We always believed we’d get there and I don’t believe we’re finished yet. We believe we’re doing the right things.“There were a few frustrating results along the way that held us back a little bit, but we’ve come through that and we’re looking forward.”last_img read more

Early jail release scrutinized

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsOfficials began reviewing criminal histories of early release candidates about two weeks ago, said Correctional Services Division Chief Marc Klugman. Of the county’s 19,000 inmates, Klugman said 90 percent are charged with felonies and awaiting trial or sentencing before going to state prison. The only inmates considered for early releases involve about 1,500 inmates in the jails on any given day who are charged with misdemeanors or low-level felonies, Klugman said. Over a period of a year, about 50,000 of these inmates are granted early release to reduce jail crowding. “We are not doing a terrible job of selecting who we release because we are primarily releasing people charged with misdemeanors. We are not always right. There is no magic way to determine who is going to commit a violent crime.” Knabe also asked sheriff’s officials and Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen to explore what needs to be done to end the early release program. The supervisors are considering allocating an additional $68 million over three years to reopen more than 4,400 jail beds for a total of 22,000 beds, which is equivalent to the number of beds in the system in 2001 before the early release program began. (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alarmed that thousands of Los Angeles County inmates have committed crimes following their early release from jail, the Board of Supervisors directed sheriff’s officials Tuesday to reinstitute a policy reviewing prisoners’ criminal histories before they’re freed. In considering which inmates to release early – often after they’ve served just 10 percent of their sentence – the Sheriff’s Department has considered just current charges rather than criminal histories. “Criminal history is an important component of judging whether or not an inmate is eligible for early release,” said David Sommers, an aide to Supervisor Don Knabe. “Until such time as we are able to get the Sheriff’s Department the money it needs to reopen jail beds, we want to do everything possible to allow the sheriff to keep inmates with a violent past and violent record and a history of criminal activity incarcerated if they need to be.” Since Sheriff Lee Baca began releasing inmates early in mid-2002 as a result of budget problems, more than 150,000 inmates have been freed. Of those, nearly 16,000 have been rearrested and charged with new crimes, including 3,472 for violent offenses and 16 for murder. last_img read more

Judge pauses Google lawsuit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That transfer has become the pivotal point in the tug-of-war over Lee’s services because Washington honors noncompete agreements while California law doesn’t. Stephen Taylor, an attorney representing Google, tried to sway Whyte from finalizing his ruling. He argued that a stay of the federal case would effectively end the company’s hopes of proving Lee’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable under California law. Michael Bettinger, a Microsoft attorney, disagreed, contending that the merits of California laws governing employment agreements can be weighed by a Washington state judge, who has already heard evidence in a separate lawsuit that Microsoft filed after Lee defected. The Washington judge, Steven Gonzalez, last month issued an order that prevents Lee from doing anything similar to the work he performed at Microsoft, including search technology. Gonzalez’s order remains in effect until the completion of a trial scheduled to begin Jan. 9. If Whyte formalizes his stay of the federal case, the suit would remain on hold until after the Washington trial. By then, less than six months could be remaining on the one-year noncompete agreement that’s handcuffing Lee and Google. SAN JOSE – Google Inc.’s attempt to lift the job restrictions on a top computer engineer lured from rival Microsoft Corp. suffered another blow Friday under a tentative court ruling that would limit the search engine company’s legal options for at least another three months. Lawyers from the high-tech titans appeared in federal court a few hours after Judge Ronald Whyte indicated he will pause a Google lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a noncompete agreement that’s preventing Kai-Fu Lee from carrying out all his duties as the new director of the company’s research center in China. Lee, who received a $10 million compensation package to join Google in July, signed the noncompete agreement five years ago shortly after taking a top executive position at Microsoft. As soon as he took the Google job this year, Lee moved from Microsoft’s home state of Washington to a Silicon Valley home near Google’s Mountain View, Calif.-based headquarters. Whyte, who described the matter as a “tough case,” didn’t indicate when he might issue a definitive ruling. “We are very pleased and encouraged by the tentative ruling,” Microsoft attorney Karl Quackenbush said after Friday’s hearing. Michael Kwun, Google’s chief litigation attorney, said the company still hopes Whyte will change his mind. The struggle over Lee, previously little known outside the high-tech industry, has attracted international interest because the battle has exposed the behind-the-scenes acrimony between two of the world’s most recognized companies. A sworn deposition given by a former Microsoft employee in the Washington state case depicted Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as an obscenity-spewing leader on a mission to destroy Google – a characterization that Ballmer labeled a gross exaggeration. Other evidence and testimony showed Google hungrily pursuing Lee, who passed along confidential Microsoft documents during the courtship. The tensions have been triggered by Google’s rapid rise in just seven years of existence. The company’s dominance of the lucrative Internet search engine has provided Google’s management with the money to introduce an array of new software, including products that eventually could morph into a threat to Microsoft’s long-running dominance of the personal computer. The battle also has implications beyond Lee. Google intends to hire thousands of new employees during the next few years, so it would like to establish that noncompete agreements aren’t necessarily valid under California law. Microsoft hopes prevailing in the Lee case discourages future raids on its work force, particularly by Google. 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

Generic-name pines are not the answer

first_imgWhat shall we wish each other for the holidays? How shall we convey our hopes for the light and warmth that both faith and science teach us will come in the spring? With which words will we share our wishes with people who manifest our common hopes with different symbols? Being Americans, our answer is clear: The solution to any problem is litigation. So, let the games, the blame and the faux outrage begin. We have entered the now traditional silly-season part of the holidays. Tear down that creche. Do not plant that menorah on public ground. And please verify the faith system of any whom you might greet, and make your greetings and wishes fit their system – or else. Oh, come on. As a Jew, your Christmas tree does not offend me. When you wish me “Merry Christmas,” I know you are wishing me well. Why, in the name of our common God, would I be offended? Are you going to be offended if I wish you a happy Hanukkah? Shall we both be appalled at receiving a “Blessed Kwanzaa” card? We should have to carry either ethnic-religious ID cards or make our greetings generic and meaninglessly inoffensive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Some of our attempts at inoffensiveness are in fact worse than a straight, if religiously specific, greeting. Having a Christian refer to a Christmas tree as a “holiday tree” does nothing for Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists or atheists. As a Christmas tree, it is yours to share. By making it a “holiday tree,” there is an imposition on me of your symbol. It is not a Hanukkah bush! You are giving me ownership of something to which I have neither a traditional nor a religious right. It seems to me that by going generic, your tradition is diluted and diminished with no particular gain to me or mine. So, what’s the point? I know I do not speak (or write) for everyone. Somewhere I am sure are people who are truly and deeply offended at decorated trees being called Christmas trees. But no one, no religion, nor political view can be held hostage to the most exquisitely sensitive among us. My preference is to look at intent and to admire your Christmas tree. In fact, I love a good Christmas tree. The White House tree is usually lovely – and it is a tree, not a Republican or Democratic tree. The tree at Rockefeller Center is also fine, but poses no governmental problem, as it’s on private land. Although, I do wonder if NBC Universal/GE gets lots of irate mail. I hope not. Neither as a stockholder nor as a citizen am I hurt by that nice tree. I love not only Christmas trees, but Christmas is a fine (if not strictly biblical in its date) holiday. Yes, it has been commercialized and our iconic Christmas is more Charles Dickens than Gospels. Still, how wonderful to have a season devoted to hope, to giving and to children. How wonderful to sing songs and find harmony of sound if not agreement on words. From Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in all its many American film iterations, to “Miracle on 34th Street,” from “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant magically dressing the Christmas tree, to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Christmas is a part of our American heritage. And non-Christians can be – and mostly are – happy and interested spectators. Each year, I conduct several Passover Seders, and it is a regular part of many celebrations to invite Christian friends to share in this iconic meal that serves as the model for the Last Supper. Inviting friends to share is in no way an attempt to convert them or pull them away from their faith – only to share our own. When this is done by people of good will of any faith, it seems to me to be highly laudable. I’m equally happy to sing songs and open gifts under your Christmas tree. Earlier today my Muslim friend Akbar wished me a Happy Hanukkah (a little early). At the Muslim feast of Eid, I gave him a hearty, “Mabruke” (Arabic for mazel tov!), and at Ramadan I translated the Jewish Yom Kippur salutation and bid him “an easy fast.” I have no trouble wishing my Christian friends a merry Christmas, and would like to think if I somehow mistake someone’s religious heritage that they will have the generosity of spirit, in the spirit of our winter holidays, to understand my benign intent and not fixate on my error. Truthfully and fundamentally our winter traditions are related, but they are not the same. While some object to Hanukkah being called the “Jewish Christmas,” these two holidays share – and not by accident – the symbolism of light. The Hanukkah menorah, with its eight branches and central source of light, the “shamus,” reminds us of a miracle story when the light that should have gone out didn’t. It is a metaphor for the Jewish people and our survival. It also stands for the hope, the spark that burns even when we cannot see it, the spark that can return to reanimate our lives, our people and our nation. The light is also a central symbol of Christianity and of Christmas. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is referenced as the Light that comes from God and illuminates the darkness. Throughout the Christmas story there is light, from radiant angels that appear to the shepherds to the star that guides the Magi and shines down on Bethlehem and the creche. As Jews honor the hope of Hanukkah with lighting candles in the dark of approaching winter, Christians honor Jesus and hope by lighting candles, burning yule logs and, finally, decking the tree with lights. And now back to the Christmas tree. It is not a mighty oak. Nor is it a graceful palm. It is an evergreen, a tree that accepts the cold and dark, a tree that does not turn brown, shed its leaves and go into hibernation. It stands as a testament to life evergreen and hope that defies the dark seasons of the sky and the inevitable darkness of mood that touches every soul from time to time. It is a symbol of resilience, even the stubbornness that is faith. It is universal in its appeal, but it belongs to Christmas, as matzo belongs to Passover, colored eggs to Easter and oil-fried latkes to Hanukkah. What is a pine or spruce dressed in tinsel and lights? It’s a Christmas tree! Jonathan Dobrer is a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air. Write to him by e-mail at 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

Enduro Uganda Club National Championship ends on a high

first_imgArthur Blick displaying a spectacular performance at the Enduro Uganda Club National Championships at Victoria track Garuga.( PHOTO/Abraham Mutalyebwa)The sixth round of the Enduro Uganda Club Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship ended on a high, on Sunday, September 29, at Victoria Track in Garuga.Forty drivers and 50 riders were in action, under one accord to raise funds for an ambulance which is a key ingredient in the Sport’s safety.The fans did not disappoint either and were able to negotiate the scorching morning sun and dust not until they were saved by the afternoon drizzles.As early as 8:30am the riders were all-set at the motocross track in different categories ranging from MX 50cc, MX2 and the veterans.For the junior riders the competition was between Ashraf Mbabazi Jnr, William Blick Jnr, Miguel Katende, Liam Ntale and Pascal Kasozi while middle class saw competition Aalon Orland, Gift Ssebuguzi, Wazir Omar, Milton Akaki, Akena Obote and Stav Orland.William Blick Jr before firing his bike in to win at the 3rd heat in the MX 50cc.The highlight of the day was in the senior category (MX 2) that offered value for the fans’ money with Joshua Milimi a guest rider from South Africa displaying his formidable prowess.Despite Milimi’s show, Maxim Van Pee pulled off a late jump to seal victory.In the same spirit, the drivers showed cause with the moment hitting fever pitch mood following powerful performances by Arthur Blick, Yassin Nasser and Hassan Alwi.As usual, Desh Kanura stole the show with his brand new Monster Buggy car that brought a lot of excitement and anxiety among the fans who were eagerly waiting and for sure he lived to his expectations at negotiating corners, steady jumps over the bridges coupled with drifts.There were blips from Ronald Sebugizi / Leon Ssenyange whose car got a fire circuit making them unable to compete and then Rajiv Ruparelia flipping his around but still managed to complete.Speaking to Maxim Van Pee, the captain Uganda Cranes Motocross hailed the organizers for bringing guest riders that are more experienced than Ugandans and urged them to do the same in the Junior classes since it creates stiff competitionComments Tags: Aalon OrlandAkena OboteArthur blickAshraf Mbabazi JnrDesh KanuraEnduro Uganda Club Mountain Dew National Motocross ChampionshipGift SsebuguziHassan Alwileon ssenyangeLiam NtaleMiguel KatendeMilton AkakiPascal KasoziRonald SebugiziStav OrlandtopWazir OmarWilliam Blick JnrYassin Nasserlast_img read more

‘A despicable act of cruelty’ – kittens tossed from car on busy Donegal road

first_imgShocked motorists, including members of Animals In Need Donegal, witnessed a kitten being thrown from a fast moving car on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road at around 6pm last night.A couple driving towards Letterkenny stopped their car to rescue the kitten from certain death as the Animals In Need volunteers pulled up alongside.The rescuers then noticed that 200m further up the road another kitten had been thrown onto the road and was frozen  to the spot in terror as cars roared past until he too was rescued. Reports came in that a third kitten had been rescued from the road at Colm Dillon Motors by a man in a jeep, who had since left the scene, most likely unaware that other kittens were being rescued.Witnesses were unable to record the car’s number plate but state that those responsible for this heinous act were a couple driving in a dark car heading towards Letterkenny.“This is a despicable act of cruelty,” an Animals In Need spokesperson said.“Those responsible can have no respect for life. Their actions would most certainly have resulted in a horrific death for these kittens had it not been for the immediate reaction of the couple who stopped and our fosterers who just happened to be passing. “For the people involved in saving the kittens it was stressful and upsetting. All things considered, it’s a miracle that no one was hurt.‘Both kittens were suffering from shock but miraculously sustained no physical injuries.  They are approximately 5 weeks old and are going to need a lot of care to help them through this ordeal.”The two male kittens are now safely in an Animals In Need foster home.Animals In Need is a registered charity and has been rescuing animals from all over Donegal for the past 12 years.  They can be found on Facebook at and have a website at‘A despicable act of cruelty’ – kittens tossed from car on busy Donegal road was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:animals in needAnimals In Need DonegalDerrykittensletterkennylast_img read more