WATCH: Simone Biles shares goofy video after wisdom teeth surgery

first_imguhm here it is, I honestly have no words! 😂 Enjoy!!!!! Hope it makes you laugh!!!!— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 27, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Biles won four gold medals and a bronze at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A video shared by Simone Biles shows the Olympic gymnast was in no condition to compete while coming out of an anesthetic haze after surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed.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’Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car. Biles wrote that she hopes the 27-second clip makes people laugh.The 20-year-old Biles later added that the full video is 14 minutes long and “other parts are hilarious too!” ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img 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 Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tall order for Gilas as it eyes top spot in ‘group of death’ View commentslast_img read more

Jhack Tepora delivers stunning 9th round TKO for world title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Jhack Tepora after knocking out his Mexican opponent. Photo by Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — Jhack Tepora said he would knockout Edivaldo Ortega and he kept his promise on Sunday.Tepora added his name to the list of Filipino world champions after earning the interim vacant WBA featherweight title with a TKO win in the ninth round.ADVERTISEMENT Channing Frye returning to Cavaliers 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 “I’m very happy because I’ve been wanting to be a world champion since I was kid,” said Tepora in Filipino.The 25-year-old Tepora connected on a right uppercut that decked Ortega and drew a roar from the predominantly Filipino crowd at Axiata Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ortega, who kept coming forward, got up before getting wobbled again, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight at the 2:38 mark.Tepora kept his record unblemished with 22 wins, 17 off knockouts and dealt Ortega, who owns 26 wins, his second loss. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Late Traditional Story Teller Gets Flowers

first_imgAn contest was held at the David Kuyon Human Rights and Culture Center (DKHRCC) in Gbarnga, Bong County, to honor late traditional story teller and cultural icon, Peter Y. Ballah.The competition was organized and held under the auspices of the DKHRCC on March 29.The ceremony was intended to highlight the important contributions of the late Peter Ballah to traditional storytelling and the preservation of Liberian culture and values.During the small but very important event, several Liberian storytellers were recruited from 15 of Liberia’s political sub-divisions to take part in the competition.Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Service (LISGIS), Dr. T. Edward Liberty, called for the support and preservation of Liberian culture.Director Liberty urged Liberians and cultural practitioners to work with DKHRCC in the overall enhancement of the cultural heritage of the nation.He extended thanks and appreciation to the organizers of the Peter Ballah storytelling award initiative and said that Liberians must be forerunners of protecting the cultural heritage of the country.For his part, the founder of the DKHRCC, Rudolf Janke, urged Liberians and their partners to continue telling traditional stories in their original forms in order to enhance and encourage tradition and creativity.He expressed delight over the participation of the traditional storytellers in the Peter Ballah storytelling competition.Mr. Janke also underscored the need for the participation of as many Liberians as possible in the DKHRCC’s next storytelling competition.Making remarks, the Director of the National Museum at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Albert Markeh, stressed the need for Liberians and partners to assist the Liberian Government in the development of the cultural heritage of the country.“Since this is an event associated with culture and its practices, our support and cooperation cannot be over-emphasized,” Director Markeh said.During the traditional storytelling competition the storytellers thrilled the audience with well known traditional stories.Out of the traditional storytellers who narrated stories in the fiercely contested competition was dropped; while three out of 14 who remained were chosen to further narrate their stories for the audience and judges at the DKHRCC in Gbarnga City, Bong County.At the end of the storytelling competition, Mr. Emmanuel Tamba was chosen as the winner of the competition’s US$250.00 prize for a story that contained all the elements the judges were looking for.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clearview students enjoying reconstructed basketball court

first_imgAmong the fundraising efforts by the school’s PAC are a $5,000 donation from Pembina Pipelines and a $1,000 donation from Apache Corporation, along with financial support from the school. Clearview PAC Treasurer Cheryl Vander Linden says the court was barely used before, but is now the students’ favourite place to play a variety of games like ball hockey. “The Clearview PAC would like to thank Pembina Pipelines and Apache for their generous contributions to the Clearview School Basketball Court Restoration Project,” says Vander Linden. “The students and PAC appreciate the continued support we receive from the community.” – Advertisement -Snow shovels were also purchased in the hopes that the students will continue to use the court throughout the winter.Approximately 140 students attend Clearview Elementary 30 minutes northeast of Fort St. John.Advertisementlast_img read more

Links Open Saturday Results

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Consultants save city money

first_imgSANTA CLARITA — Hundreds of bureaucrats occupy desks at Santa Clarita City Hall, but unseen freelancers, who are cumulatively paid millions for their expertise, toil off site. The city says hiring consultants and other vendors for projects beyond the scope of staff members helps trim costs. “We’re a lean organization compared to other, similarly sized communities,” said Darren Hernandez, the city’s treasurer. “When we have a big project, we don’t add a lot of staff; we contract out the work to the private sector.” In most cases, projects and contracts end together. Contracts costing more than $50,000 must be approved by the City Council. In 2006, roughly 43 vendors were on the books, some for multi-year projects. They specialized in everything from engineering surveys to public opinion polls, from designing graphics to designing trails. The outstanding contract balance was about $2.1 million, and roughly $295,000 was paid. The remaining balance on the contracts is about $1.8 million. The city’s parks department often relies on consultants to help create designs for parks and trails, and it hires construction companies to build them. The contractor who renovated play areas at Santa Clarita and Valencia Glen parks was paid about $200,000 last year, said Tom Reilly, the city’s parks development administrator. The City Attorney is also a hired gun, and his firm, Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP, provides a roster of legal experts to defend the city’s interests in lawsuits. An open-ended contract signed with the firm in the fall of 1998 paid out $2.9 million in the fiscal year ending in June 2006, and about $1 million so far in 2007. A pair of Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firms fight the city’s battles in Congress. Jamison and Sullivan Inc. was paid $98,500 last year plus expenses, and Murray, Montgomery and O’Donnell were paid $60,000 plus expenses. Lawyers, lobbyists and consultants likely helped turn the tide in the city’s $8 million battle against the 56.1-million-ton Cemex mine in Soledad Canyon, which resulted in a time-out while options are considered. The city’s annual budget is about $225 million. Its population in 2000 was 151,088, and its estimated population in 2006 was 177,418. As a contract city, Santa Clarita pays the county to provide fire and sheriff’s services and maintains franchise contracts for trash collection. By contrast, charter cities such as Burbank and Glendale provide their own police, fire, utility, landfill, city attorney and trash collection services. Charters of many older communities sought to protect residents by creating self-sufficiency. Glendale, which has an annual budget of about $650 million, outsources a number of services and has enterprise departments, which are essentially stand-alone businesses. Glendale’s population in 2000 was 194,973. “We firmly believe having our own police and fire department gives us an opportunity to be very connected to the needs of the community, very engaged with the community, so we can be sensitive to changes in the community,” said Bob McFall, Glendale’s assistant city manager. Among the city’s enterprise departments, which are funded by the costs of their services and which funnel extra funds into the general fund, are electric, water and sewer utilities, a recreation company, parking garages, meters and waste hauling. McFall said the city regularly revisits its plan and relies on ongoing independent analyses to confirm the decision. Noting the blend works for Glendale, he said contracting for many services is a legitimate solid option for other towns. Hernandez, Santa Clarita’s treasurer, noted the city has never had layoffs. “If you no longer have a need for the work, you don’t need to lay someone off,” he said. “You don’t have a bloated staff; you just end the contract.” — Judy O’Rourke, (661) 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

Bayern qualify for Champions League semis

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich remain in contention for another treble under Jupp Heynckes© AFP Odd ANDERSENMUNICH, Germany, Apr 11 – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. Sevilla’s bid for a first semi-final appearance fell short in spite of shutting out Bayern’s attack and restricting the hosts to just 51 percent possession.“I’m proud of my team, they showed great personality and character against a very strong opponent, it wasn’t easy,” said Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella.“We can be proud of what we’ve done here, and all throughout this Champions League.”The Spaniards’ defence constantly thwarted Robert Lewandowski, who was unable to add to his 35 goals this season, although Bayern had twice as many shots on goal.Sevilla finished a man down after Joaquin Correa, who had earlier hit the crossbar, was sent off in the closing stages for a clumsy foul on Javi Martinez.After Barcelona and Manchester City — the runaway leaders in Spain and England respectively — crashed out on Tuesday, Bayern are the only team left in Europe who can still win the treble.They wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title last Saturday and are into the semi-finals of the German Cup.Lewandowski endured a bruising night and Sevilla centre-back Gabriel Mercado was booked after two minutes to bringing down the Poland international just outside the area.The Bayern striker then forced Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria to palm over the bar on seven minutes.Sevilla, needing to score at least two goals, started pushing forward themselves as Pablo Sarabia fired wide on a rare forage behind the Bayern defence.Franck Ribery wasted the best chance of the first half when he created space inside the area on 37 minutes only to fire straight at Soria, who punched away the Frenchman’s powerful drive.At the other end, Rafinha’s perfectly-timed tackle denied Sarabia, who was through on goal and shaping to shoot.Bayern again struggled to kill off Sevilla after the interval with Lewandowski nodding agonisingly wide from a deep Ribery cross.Soria produced another good save with his foot to block from James Rodriguez at his near post.Sevilla’s best chance came just shy of the hour mark when Argentine winger Correa hit the woodwork after connecting with a Jesus Navas free-kick, the ball bouncing to safety with Sven Ulreich well beaten.Arjen Robben cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James’ shot being comfortably saved by Soria.Lewandowski was taken off on 77 minutes, sporting a plaster on his left cheek after several bruising tussles with the Sevilla defence.Bayern’s inability to put Sevilla to bed grew as the minutes ticked away and tempers flared late on when Correa was dismissed for clattering Martinez.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS guru Gerry Robinson is getting aboard his choo-choo again – in aid of the Relay for Life fundraising event which is planned to take place on the 4th & 5th May (Bank Holiday weekend).Oakfield Park estate manager Brian McElhinney explained: “We are involved with the ‘Claire’s Bluebells’ Relay for Life team which is based in Raphoe. Claire is the late wife of one of our staff at Oakfield Park who lost her battle with cancer last year.“The main feature of our event is the 24 hour train drive for which we are inviting sponsorship from businesses. For every €50 of sponsorship we receive the sponsor business will be entered into a draw. The prizes on offer is three separate one-to-one half day business advice sessions with Sir Gerry Robinson, well known for his success in business. “We will be offering entertainment on the Saturday evening and a family fun day on the Sunday (12 to 6pm).”More information and updates will be published on our facebook page ALL ABOARD SIR GERRY’S TRAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:ALL ABOARD SIR GERRY’S TRAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKENDlast_img read more


first_imgTYRONE 1-13, DONEGAL 0-12 TYRONE proved too strong against 13-man Donegal in a controversial Divison One clash at Healy Park in Omagh this afternoon.The Red Hand county eventually won 1-13 to 0-12 but it was their cynical off the ball play and some of the referee’s decisions which were the main talking points among Donegal fans at the end. Donegal faced a second-half uphill battle after captain Michael Murphy was sent off at the end of the first half and when club mate Neil Gallagher saw red with five minutes left, it was all over for the All-Ireland champions.Murphy was sent off when he followed up after his penalty was saved just before the break and was given a second yellow for a foul on a Tyrone defender.Tyrone were ahead by six points to four at half-time after a scrappy 35 minutes littered with fouls and some cynical off the ball challenges.The hosts took the lead in the first couple of minutes, goalkeeper Niall Morgan coming up the field to point from a free kick. There were some scrappy challenges early on, one one occasion Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill holding onto the ball on the ground well after the whistle as the Red Hand county attempted to disrupt the Donegal play.Donegal drew level with a Colm McFadden point, again from a free in the seventh minute.Tyrone then had a goal chance, rattling the upright before Higgins pointed to give them the lead again, with Cavanagh pointing in the 15th minute to extend the lead to 0-03 to 0-01.Michael Murphy then followed up with a stunning point from out on the right after twisting and turning the Tyrone defence.Jim McGuinness on the sidelines appeared upset with the officials as Cavanagh appeared to over-run the ball. Tyrone went on to score a fourth point from a subsequent free given to them.Murphy then hit the upright with a 21st minute free, leaving the score four points to two for Tyrone. But he didn’t miss from play two minutes later, McFadden winning the ball and laying it off to the Glenswilly man for another wonderful point.Donegal started getting into a decent rhythm, with the officials finally taking action against Tyrone players for off the ball hits on Donegal players, and Patrick McNiece went into the book.Ryan Bradley, who had a good first half, then saw a chance of an equalising point turned away by the Red Hand keeper.However Murphy then pointed the 45 to tie the sides at four points apiece in the 28th minute. Just before the half hour mark keeper Morgan pointed from another free, with McLoone joining Murphy and McHugh in the book.And in the 33rd minute Tyrone extended the lead to two points.Ross McWherity then ran through on goal, was dragged to the ground and the referee awarded a penalty.Murphy missed the subsequent penalty and when he went to follow up he was adjudged to have fouled a Tyrone defender.And he was shown a red card and sent off.Despite one Donegal player clearly being punched in the face in the melee that followed, the referee took no action against Tyrone.And as the players headed for the tunnel at half-time, Donegal No2 Rory Gallagher could be seen remonstrating with the referee.Despite the advantage, Donegal played some wonderful possession football at the start of the second half.But it wasn’t long before Tyrone’s extra man started to show, with Stephen O’Neill scoring the all important goal.Donegal did show great spirit throughout; with McWherrity almost bagging a goal.But Cavanagh and O’Neill were in fine form for Tyrone, Colm McFadden frees just keeping the Donegal men in touch.What a pity though that there was so much off the ball and niggling incidents throughout the game.At one point ten minutes from the end there was a wrestling match in yet another off the ball incident – four players going into the referee’s notebook, among them O’Neill.And with five minutes to go Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow card offence.Just a minute later Stephen O’Neill, who had already been booked, wrestled a Donegal player to the ground yet again but the referee took no action.Jim McGuinness can take a lot of positives from this game, McWherity and Ryan McHugh stepping up into the first team and giving good performances.But two red cards ruined Donegal’s chances.And there was more controversy after the final whistle as the McGee brothers appeared to clash with some of the Tyrone players as they headed for the tunnel.Allianz FL Division 1Tyrone 1-13 0-12 Donegal, Healy Park FTKildare 2-08 0-12 Kerry, Newbridge FTDown 1-17 3-12 Cork, Newry FTAllianz FL Division 2Wexford 0-10 0-19 Derry, Wexford Park FTGalway 0-13 1-10 Westmeath, Salthill FTCYNICAL TYRONE BEAT 13-MAN DONEGAL IN CONTROVERSIAL LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: March 3rd, 2013 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:Allianz NationalCYNICAL TYRONE BEAT 13-MAN DONEGAL IN CONTROVERSIAL LEAGUE CLASHDonegal GAAFull timeTyrone v Donegallast_img read more

What are fair play ranking points and why did Japan finish above Senegal?

first_imgWhat are fair play ranking points at World Cup 2018?If points, goal difference and goals scored are all the same after three games, fair play points come into the equation.These are allocated in their own little table – and the side with the best ranking of the two will progress if all the other factors are the same.The rules state that over the course of the three group games:sides lose one point per yellow cardthree points are lost for a red card (two yellows)they lose four points for a direct redIf the sides then have the same fair play points, they are forced to draw lots.Simple.Why did Japan finish above Senegal in Group H?The Japanese are celebrating reaching the last-16 and sneaked through in second place behind Colombia.They lost 1-0 to Poland in their final group game, to end up level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Senegal – who they drew with in their second fixture. Another day at the World Cup, another one for the history books.Japan became the first side in the history of the competition to progress from the group stages thanks to their disciplinary record. Despite defeat, Japan were celebrating against the Poles Japan are celebrating qualification to the knockout stages 2 Getty 2 Getty And as a result things came down to fair play points for the very first time.Japan had racked up -4 in their Group games, earning four bookings over the tournament.But the Africans were heading home, their -6 for six bookings tipping the scales.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more