first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Ben Navarro, the founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group, was considered Tepper’s biggest competitor in the bid to purchase the Panthers. He conceded Tuesday that he’d lost the bid.“My family and I are grateful to have had the opportunity to be included as a potential buyer of one of the premier assets in all of the Carolinas — the Panthers football team,” Navarro said in an email to The Associated Press. “It would have been a privilege to become the stewards of this iconic franchise to ensure its home remains in the Carolinas where it belongs, to establish a new era of leadership and excellence on and off the field, and to leverage the team’s NFL platform to further our quest to help all children gain access to a great education.”Tepper’s plans on whether the team will remain in Charlotte for the long-term future remain unclear.The Panthers are tied to their downtown stadium through the 2018 season because of an agreement with the city. After that a new owner is free to extend the lease to the stadium, build a new stadium or possibly move the team.Moving the Panthers out of Charlotte would seem to a longshot.ADVERTISEMENT NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would prefer to keep the team in Charlotte where it has been successful. The Panthers have been one of the NFL’s best supported teams with only two non-sellout games since the team began playing its home games in Charlotte in 1996.Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Tepper, 60, is a part owner of the Steelers and founder and president of Appaloosa Management, a global hedge fund based in Miami.Because he holds a 5 percent stake in the Steelers, Tepper’s finances already have been vetted by the league, meaning it wouldn’t take much for NFL owners to approve the sale. However, Tepper would have to sell his minority ownership stake of the Steelers, per league rules.Forbes listed Tepper’s net worth at $11.4 billion in February 2017.Tepper is known for his philanthropy.He donated $55 million to Carnegie Mellon University’s business school in 2013. Tepper graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, where the Tepper School of Business is named after him.Richardson was the first and only majority of the Panthers. He became only the first former player since George Halas to become an NFL owner when he was awarded an expansion franchise in 1993. Richardson promised fans at the time the Panthers would win a Super Bowl “within 10 years.” Carolina has reached the Super Bowl twice, including in 2015, but has never won.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta.Richardson announced in December he was selling the team amid an NFL investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. That decision came after a report by Sports Illustrated detailing Richardson’s alleged misconduct.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 crownThe league’s investigation into the allegations is still ongoing.The price tag is the most ever paid for an NFL franchise, eclipsing the $1.4 billion the Pegula family paid to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film FILE – Int his May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper mingles during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi’s Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion.Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celtics overcome James’ 40-point triple-double, take 2-0 lead 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 comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mission accomplished 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 The U.S. Open title was worth $3.8 million in prize money.Osaka also has deals with Japanese sporting goods company Yonex, noodle maker Nissin Foods, Citizen Watch and Japanese satellite broadcaster Wowow. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil U.S. Open women’s singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers after a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan’s national sport of sumo and said she liked it.Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Two years ago she lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, who is the top-seeded player this year.“I’ve played a lot more matches between then and now,” Osaka said. “And I think it even shows that I’m a little bit more mature now. So, I mean of course having experience helps.”She also added that “being more confident in yourself” also helps.Osaka is suddenly on track to become one of the highest earning female athletes on earth, taking advantage of roots in Asia, deep-pocketed Japanese companies, and a down-to-earth manner that makes her quickly likable.Last week, Osaka signed a three-year contract with Japanese carmaker Nissan — no financial details were offered — and she is reportedly close to landing a large deal with Adidas, perhaps in the range of $10 million.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Osaka was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother. She has spent most of her life in the United States and lives in Florida, but is sure to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“I thought it was really cool because they’re so flexible and they’re also very strong,” Osaka said Monday at the Pan Pacific Open. “During one match, he kept slapping the other guy. So I thought it was really fun to watch.”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 ChrissOsaka is seeded third in Tokyo and had a bye in the first round. She is the subject of intense interest by Japanese reporters.She fields questions in English but understands most questions posed to her in Japanese. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has given the assurance that the subject Ministry will look into issues of illegal mining, including allegations of unauthorised extraction of sand, loam, and stone from areas in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanOver the years, there have been numerous complaints from residents and officials in the Region against companies and individuals participating in the illegal act. The Moblissa area has been one of concern for years, though it falls under the jurisdiction of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), it is managed by the Region 10 administration. Only recently, officials, including Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, were summoned to the area over complaints. Linden has also been subjected to similar complaints over the years, particularly at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie where several illegal sand pits reportedly exist.The Natural Resources Minister also noted that there has been decades of disarray in the Region which the Ministry would be looking into. He said while he did not expect the issues to be solved overnight, they were of great concern, as he pointed out that the Natural Resources Ministry has a responsibility to look into these issues.Addressing the sand pit issue specifically, Trotman warned that if sand was being removed, then this should be done in a lawful manner, that is from an authorised sand pit.“I think we have, over the years, neglected the supervision of sand, loam, stone and so it is something we’re going to pay keen attention to. I’ve asked Minister Broomes to oversee that…So, we are going to be working with the Region and if needs be, the municipality as well to ensure there’s order brought,” the Minister explained.He added that he wanted to hear more from the Region as it related to concerns and would like to work more with the people to enhance their livelihood. In this regard, he said he wished to work closely with the relevant parties in developing the Centennial Park at Linden.2 companies apply to conduct mining in LindenThe Minister added that two companies have so far expressed interest and have made applications to conduct mining in Linden, Region 10. He said while no formal work has commenced, there would be much benefit for the Region. “They haven’t started formal work, but I believe some proprietary works are going to start. So, there’s much happening and much benefits are going to come to the Region as well,” Trotman said.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral Ministers of Government ventured into the remote Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community of Ituni where they were made privy to the issues affecting residents there, even as one resident contended that the deplorable state of the access road is a major cause for concern.Community member Keisha Griffith spoke very passionately about these issues during a People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) meeting with contesting Party Chairman candidate, Minister of State Joseph Harmon at the New Silvercity Secondary School in Linden.Griffith, who also serves as a Community Development Officer of Ituni, said she felt as though the community of Ituni was isolated from the rest of the Region.“I am from Ituni, and I think is Region 10, because sometimes I does feel Ituni ain’t part of Region 10,” she noted. This was met with applause and agreement from other residents, who had travelled to be part of the meeting.“I am serious. We in Ituni have lots of issues and I can see that the Ministers have a problem to reach to Ituni. What is the problem? Why the Ministers can’t reach to Ituni?” Griffith asked.This was met with more shouts from members of the audience who replied: “Road!”“Don’t talk about the rest – jobs…land for logging. Logging is the only thing we does do up deh. We ain’t got nothing (else). Since this Government take over, we don’t have nothing to show…So I am asking you Minister Harmon where are the changes… we voted for change and we want see y’all do things for we,” Griffith passionately stated.She told this publication afterwards that the internal roads in the community were also in a deplorable state. Her stance on the condition of the main access road was supported by Minister Valarie Adams-Yearwood, who recalled travelling for four hours along the Ituni trail.“I want to support Keisha, because apart from being a Minister of Government… I’m also from Region 10. Ituni road is a mess for too long. I know that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on several occasions did grading and so on, but by the time you have a smooth road for two weeks, the rest of the year the terrain you can’t travel,” Minister Adams-Yearwood pointed out.She added that as a Minister she has visited Ituni on several occasions for land allocation and other initiatives, but noted that it was not easy getting there.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson stated that while the Public Infrastructure Ministry did work on the roads, weather patterns were sometimes a hindrance.However, the Minister added that it was not right to say that the Government has not done anything in Ituni, noting that in 2016 and 2017 it created work for young people through the Community Organised Restore the Environment (CORE) project where in excess of five persons should have been employed.Meanwhile, Minister Harmon promised to deal with the issues of public infrastructure separately, noting that he could not give all the answers to several other issues posed by residents at that specific time.He further noted that while there were some matters which could be dealt with on the spot, there were others which would be dealt with separately.Nevertheless, he said he was happy that the concerns were raised. In dealing with such regional issues, Minister Simona Broomes urged the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to have community meetings with residents, as she pointed to the relevance of having local democracy: “We put local power in the hands of the people…”She also promised to go to Ituni and do a walkabout since she has a responsibility for the Region.last_img read more

first_imgSchool Trustee (BY ACCLAMATION)Lorraine BumsteadLinda DolenMike GilbertDoug TofteAdvertisement Todd OsborneMike GilbertCorey Berggren Cath Maginel After Fort Nelson Mayor Chris Morey announced earlier this week that she would not run for re-election there was only one person running for her spot.Now there are two Ken Johnson from Astral Media in Fort Nelson is running for the position along with Bill Streeper. Here are also 7 spots to be filled on council with 11 candidates running.Here is a full list of the Candidates- Advertisement -MayorBill Streeper Ken JohnsonAdvertisement Regional CouncillorDoug McKeeGwen SveanJack SimeRon VigeantPaul GrunerDoug RoperKim EglinskiChastity KerrAdvertisementlast_img

first_img0Shares0000Duke Abuya sat out of Saturday’s training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam ahead of the SportPesa Cup final against Bandari FCDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 26 – Duke Abuya sat out of Kariobangi Sharks’ training session on Saturday at the Uhuru Stadium here in Dar es Salaam ahead of Sunday’s SportPesa Super Cup final having picked up an injury in their semis win over Mbao FC.Abuya came off midway through the second half limping, throwing huge concern for Sharks especially after he failed to train on Saturday. However, that seems to be only a precaution as word from the Sharks camp is that the forward will be able to play on Sunday. Abuya was key for Sharks during their 3-2 win over Yanga in the first round, scoring twice and assisting the other, but had a particularly off color day against Mbao until he limped out injured.He was replaced by last year’s Kenyan Premier League player of the year and top scorer Eric Kapaito who himself is coming off injury. The fitness of the two will be key for William Muluya’s charge as he looks to clinch the title and Sh3mn cash prize that comes with it.Kariobangi Sharks forward Eric Kapaito hydrates during a training session at the Uhur Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 26, 2019 ahead of the SportPesa Cup final.Sharks are looking to bag their second major trophy after their Football Kenya Federation Shield triumph last season and with an opportunity to play Everton on the cards, the motivation of the side is at an all time high.“We can obviously not think about Everton before playing the final but all in all once we get that opportunity, we will be ready for it. We want to make history by being the first African team to beat Everton,” assistant coach Collins Omondi stated at the pre-match presser on Saturday evening.Sharks progressed to the final after a hard earned post-match penalties win over Tanzania’s Mbao FC and heading into the final, head coach William Muluya has only one target; clinching the title.“It was a very tough semi-final because if you look at both teams, they are made up of youngsters. We knew there was a high possibility of going into penalties and we prepared well for it,” Muluya said.William Muluya passes instructions on to his players during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOn facing Bandari at the final, the tactician stated; “It is good that we are two Kenyan teams in the final and both of us would want to carry the accolade back home. But whoever prepares better and makes less mistakes will carry the day. I have prepared well and I believe I will carry the day,” noted the tactician.Sharks lost to Bandari for the first time in the second leg of last season, going down 3-0 in Mombasa having won all the previous meetings by a solitary goal.However, the two sides do not expect history to count for anything.“This is a tournament and a different ball game altogether and things will be different. It will be tough but we are ready for it. Everyone is focused and I want to urge all Tanzanian fans to come out tomorrow and watch the game and support football. We promise a good match,” skipper Eric Juma commented. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated Press A man suspected of shooting and killing his pregnant girlfriend while she was driving him and her two children turned himself in Monday. Stephen Mark Picart, 33, surrendered at a South Los Angeles police station a day after Sharon Carter was shot in the back of the head as she was driving her sport utility vehicle in Watts, police said. Picart of Los Angeles was booked on suspicion of murder and held without bail, said officer Mike Lopez, a police spokesman. Police said they didn’t know if Picart had retained an attorney yet. His number was unlisted. After Carter was shot, her SUV hit two cars and came to a stop, police said. The gunman then fled. Her sons, ages 4 and 14, were not injured. They were placed in protective custody. Investigators suspect Picart, whom they described as Carter’s “significant other,” was in the vehicle and arguing with the 31-year-old woman. Police and family members said Carter was pregnant with Picart’s child. Authorities believe he surrendered because of “pressure from the family, pressure from a very religious upbringing and then pressure from (police) and the rest of the community,” Deputy Chief Charlie Beck said. Carter’s sister, Christi Antwine, told KABC Channel 7 the boys were distraught after witnessing the shooting. “The hardest thing is to tell a 4-year-old child that they’ll never see their mother again,” Antwine said.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

first_img Ravel Morrison 1 Lazio manager Stefano Pioli has ruled out any chance of former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison leaving before the transfer window shuts.The Englishman only moved to Rome in the summer, arriving from Upton Park on a free transfer after his contract expired.However it has been reported that the 22-year-old is unsettled and itching for a return to England, with QPR interested.Lazio boss Pioli has been quick to rubbish those rumours, though, and instead reiterate his desire to keep the player.“Morrison will definitely stay with us,” said Pioli.“There’s never been any possibility of him leaving. He has technical quality, he’s improving, but there’s work to be done from a tactical point of view.“He has to work harder when he doesn’t have the ball. If he does that then he’ll get his chance.”last_img read more

first_img Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham 1 Harry Kane is on course to be crowned PFA Young Player of the Year for the second successive time.The Tottenham striker is the hot favourite to pick up the award again after becoming only the fifth Englishman to hit 20 goals in consecutive Premier League seasons.Kane, who is also in the running for the main prize, is joined on the shortlist by teammate Dele Alli.Alli has taken the Premier League by storm after joining Spurs from MK Dons and has quickly become a key man for club and country.Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who has scored 10 goals in 34 appearances this season, is also among the nominees.Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton, meanwhile, boast two contenders for the Young Player prize – Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku.Barkley and Lukaku have been bright lights in a disappointing season for the Toffees and have scored 26 of their team’s goals.Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, who will miss Euro 2016 with a serious injury, makes up the six-man shortlist.last_img read more