Travel agents plan special packages for Rio 2016

first_imgBrazilian travel agents competing at an annual golf tournament, at Sandals Ocho Rios, hinted last Friday that Jamaicans could be targeted for special travel offers to the Rio 2016 Olympics. The world’s greatest-ever sprinter, Jamaican Usain Bolt, will be chasing his ninth gold medal in three consecutive Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year. It will also be his final Olympic Games as he has stated his intention to retire after the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Also chasing Olympic history will be Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, looking invincible and on target for a third-straight 100m gold. Maria Terresinha De Souza said Jamaica’s expected prowess in Rio 2016 will definitely have her thinking about special packages for Jamaicans desirous of travelling to Brazil for the Games. “This is an opportunity to think about it and find something special for Jamaica,” she said. Meanwhile, Daise Tanara De Souza of Magic Tour Viagens E Turismo, said Brazilians and Jamaicans have a lot in common. “There is a good connection between Brazil and Jamaica. Brazilians are similar to Jamaicans in their way of life,” she said, adding that she will also be seeking innovative ways of putting together attractive travel packages for Jamaicans. There is no visa requirement, up to 90 days, for Jamaicans travelling to Brazil. The countries have enjoyed a strong sporting relationship, particularly in football. Pele remains king of the sport for an older generation of football-loving Jamaicans. It was almost ordained that it was a Brazilian, Rene Simoes, who historically guided Jamaica to the 1998 World Cup finals in France. Brazil played a pivotal role in Jamaica’s Road To France campaign. Simoes had taken the Reggae Boyz to Samba Land to teach them the finer points of the game on better playing surfaces and against legendary club teams from that country. The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will be at the world famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.last_img read more

Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I as really hurt during my rookie year because we lost in the finals, I wailed in front of my parents so I told myself I will get back at them,” said Fajardo during the Philippine Cup finals press conference Wednesday at Eastwood City. “I really cried that night because the loss was too painful, I hope I won’t cry this time around.”Fajardo, who is an avid gamer, said he broke his personal computer to pieces when he vented out his frustration and his constant playmate Marc Pingris knows about the PC-smashing incident.Pingris, who is sidelined after tearing the ACL in his left knee, was one of Fajardo’s main defenders in those seven games, where the young center averaged 18.75 points and 14.5 rebounds.“It’s unfortunate that Ping isn’t here, I’ve been telling him that I’ll get back at him but he isn’t here so I’ll just my prayers his way and wish him a fast recovery,” said Fajardo.The reigning MVP added that he plans to replace his smashed PC with a new one, and the money he intends to use would be the potential bonus he gets if the Beermen beat the Hotshots in this series.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ With such an amiable heart, it’s hard to imagine Fajardo holding a grudge against practically anyone but there is always an exception to the rule as Fajardo’s only loss in his finals career is still firmly etched in his mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTS Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFajardo was just a rookie when he led the then-Petron Blaze Boosters to the 2013 Governors’ Cup, but what followed was pure heartbreak when he watched the San Mig Coffee Mixers, now the Magnolia Hotshots, lift the trophy after seven games.After waiting for five years to get his hands on his old tormentors, who completed a rare Grand Slam in 2014, the Kraken is ready to unleash that pent-up fury. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Fajardo in for a tough challenge against determined Sangalang Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s ever an illustration for “jovial giant,” the picture of four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo may just pop up.Fajardo once said in a post-game interview that he doesn’t like to get into on-court altercations because it’s “tiring” and steers his focus away from winning.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters And in true Fajardo fashion, he couldn’t help but inject comedy in an otherwise serious situation.“I’ll buy a new PC, a male and a female so they can breed and reproduce,” joked Fajardo. “I smashed my old one when we lost to Magnolia so I hope I can buy a new one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

WBC: Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 off for now

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards had it 113-113.The next day, Wilder in particular pushed for a quick rematch.“I’m ready whenever he’s ready,” Wilder said. “I’m ready whenever he’s ready to do it. I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all.”The British challenger said the two would “100 percent” meet again in the ring, but Wilder said he doesn’t want to fight anybody else before a rematch.“Everyone is talking about this fight. It’s only right for us to go back in and do it again,” Wilder said. “I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Looks like that won’t be the case.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ex-NBA player Mike Bibby faces allegations of sexual misconduct Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 File-This Dec. 1, 2018, file photo shows Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury, of England, trading punches during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Los Angeles. The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Wilder and Fury is off for now.The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, he received confirmation from Fury that the challenger would look elsewhere for his next bout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is off for now.The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said Tuesday he received confirmation from Fury that the challenger would look elsewhere for his next bout.ADVERTISEMENT “Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury is officially not happening next,” Sulaiman tweeted. “The WBC Boxing has received communications as our process, and while WBC Champion Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date.”Wilder is now expected to take on Dominic Breazeale, who is the next mandatory WBC challenger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnthony Joshua, who holds the other major heavyweight belts, will take on Jarrell Miller in June in New York.Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds on Dec. 1, yet Fury outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

‘I Have not Resigned’

first_imgFormer Justice Minister Christiana P. TahJustice Minister Christiana P. Tah has broken her silence over reports that she resigned her post as Minister of Justice of the Republic of Liberia and subsequently left the country.A lot of speculation has been made in Monrovia, with some saying that Cllr. Tah, who is banned from practicing law in the Republic for six months, “fled” Liberia following her resignation.However, Minister Tah, speaking with the Daily Observer  Tuesday, April 22, stated that she has heard all of the weird stories coming from Monrovia and that she has not resigned her post as Minister of Justice; even though she is still undergoing the suspension placed on her by Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia. The suspension ends July 2014.Minister Tah said: “It is customary that before any minister leaves the country, that person has to get the President’s approval. I wrote the President asking her to allow me to seek medical attention in the United States. The President granted my request; so I left.”The letter from the President’s Office, with reference, MOS-RL/EBM-COS/0257/2014 and addressed to Minister Tah states: “This acknowledges receipt of your February 25, 2014 letter to the President requesting approval to travel to the United States of America after mid-March in order to undergo procedural dental treatment.”“The President herein approves said request, and wishes you a successful medical trip and a safe return home thereafter,” the letter concluded.The letter was signed by Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr., Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.Minister Tah assured Liberians that after her medical treatment in the US — from whence she phoned in — she would return home to Liberia.The full letter from the President’s Office addressed to Justice Minister Christiana P. Tah is published on page 5 of today’s edition.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dawson Creek man surrenders to RCMP

first_imgA Dawson Creek man, who barricaded himself in a house on Monday, has finally surrendered to the RCMP.The unidentified man locked himself into a residence at around 5:00 p.m. in the 600 block of 99th avenue.- Advertisement -Officers attempted to negotiate with the male throughout the night, but he refused to surrender. People who lived near the incident were kept out of the area during the standoff, out of concern for their safety. The RCMP didn’t indicate why the male locked himself in the home, but are thanking members of the public for their cooperation in the matter.Advertisement The male was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act and has been brought to the hospital for evaluation.More information will be posted if it becomes available. By stafflast_img

Neymar gets one match ban for Marseille red

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar miss the Ligue 1 visit from Mario Balotelli’s Nice on October 27, 2017 © AFP/File / BERTRAND GUAYPARIS, France, Oct 26 – Neymar was handed a one-match ban on Thursday after being sent off in PSG’s explosive 2-2 draw at bitter rivals Marseille at the weekend.The Brazilian forward will miss Friday’s Ligue 1 visit from Mario Balotelli’s Nice. Neymar grabbed a brilliant equaliser in a fiery encounter at Marseille Sunday before his side went down 2-1 with ten minutes to go.Leading the chase for another equaliser, Neymar appeared to lose his cool, picking up two yellows in quick succession for retaliation.His teammate Edinson Cavani levelled with a dramatic injury-time free-kick to save a point for the Ligue 1 leaders.PSG coach Unai Emery has told his 25-year-old star to wise up to provocation tactics.“He is intelligent. He is also aware that he must learn from what happened on Sunday,” said Emery.“I spoke to him about it before the match and we said not to get involved in any provocation. But on the pitch, with the intensity and the aggression, the players are peopleThe 222 million-euro ($264 million) Brazilian has scored 10 goals in 11 games since his move from Barcelona.Neymar was also given a further one-match suspended ban that will be activated should he be sent off again this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Sullivan: West Ham will replace injured Carroll with new striker

first_imgWest Ham co-owner David Sullivan has told talkSPORT they will look to bring in another striker after club-record signing Andy Carroll was ruled out for four months.The Hammers’ star striker tore the ligaments in his ankle during training on a pre-season tour of New Zealand and is now unlikely to return until November.Carroll, 25, has suffered a nightmare spell at Upton Park since joining permanently in a £15million deal from Liverpool last summer – he has only made 16 appearances for the east London club.West Ham have already signed Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia this summer but Sullivan admitted they will now be forced to bring in another striker.“We have to bring in another striker and we’re working on it now to buy one, or loan one, or both,” the Hammers chief told the Sports Bar.“You can never have enough strikers and really with Andy gone we haven’t got enough.”Last season Carroll did not make his first appearance for Hammers until January and Sullivan confessed the club had erred in investing everything in the striker.“It was desperate last year… We probably made a mistake by putting all our eggs in one basket,” the co-owner added.“Had we known what we know now we wouldn’t have signed the player. But it’s easy to be wise after the event. We were assured by our physio – who has since left the club – that the player would be available for the start of the season.“He wasn’t available until January or February. A mistake was made and we were given the wrong information. We based our decision and our purchase of the player on what the medical department told us.“We’ve changed everything in that department as a result of that. At the same time on his day he is a devastating and fantastic player, we’ve just got to get him back to his best.“But at the same time we can’t start the season with the strikeforce we’ve got. I don’t think it’s good enough, there’s not enough height in it and if we get another injury, in terms of quantity, it’s insufficient, so we have to sign at least one more player.”last_img read more

Fabregas hits back at reports he is leading players’ revolt against Mourinho

first_img1 Jose Mourinho and Cesc Fabregas Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has reacted to rumours of unrest by tweeting his support for manager Jose Mourinho.Reports in the media on Tuesday morning claimed the Spanish midfielder was leading a players’ revolt at Stamford Bridge.The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder was also the subject of speculation at the weekend after a claim from a BBC reporter that one unnamed first-team player would rather lose than win a game for Mourinho.The Portuguese’s position is under scrutiny after nine losses in 17 games in all competitions this season, but Fabregas backed his boss, who has continually insisted his players are behind him.But Fabregas took to social media to strees he is “extremely happy” at the club and has an “excellent relationship with the manager”.He wrote on Twitter: “I would like to clarify that contrary to a few reports from some online websites, I am extremely happy at Chelsea and have an excellent relationship with the manager.“There may be certain individuals from the outside trying to destabilise this club, but I strongly believe that we will bounce back and come good again.”last_img read more

LISTEN to Jose Mourinho’s six-minute rant on youth record ‘lies’

first_imgJose Mourinho passionately defended his record of bringing through youth players at his first press conference as Manchester United manager.Mourinho has been accused of neglecting young talent at his previous clubs, leading many to question whether he will honour United’s proud record of developing academy hopefuls into first-team stars.talkSPORT’s Dom McGuiness asked him about his supposed failure to promote from within – and the Special One responded with a six-minute rant about why criticism of him is unfounded.Listen to the exchange in full above and click here to read some of the best quotes from Mourinho’s first United press conference.last_img


first_imgTRIPS by boat to Scotland for the thousands of Donegal people who make the journey every year are set to get faster – and more comfortable.Tim Hedgley,’s Travel Editor was there to see Stena Line’s new Stg£80 million Loch Ryan and terminal facility in Cairnryan officially opened yesterday by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Stena Line Chairman Dan Sten Olsson.The new 27 acre port is one of the most modern port facilities in the UK and heralds the start of a new route between Scotland and Ireland, which will be serviced by two new ships, Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII, the largest ferries ever to link the two countries. The new ships will complete the crossing in 2 hours 15 minutes and will operate 12 scheduled sailings per day between Cairnryan and Belfast.The opening of the new port brings Stena Line’s recent investment in the service to a massive Stg£200M, which also includes the opening in 2008 of the VT4 port in Belfast, and safeguards the ferry link between Scotland and the North for the next generation.Dan Sten Olsson, Chairman of Stena Line told “This is a historic day for the people of Scotland and Ireland.  The long term future of this important ferry link between both countries has been secured for future generations and I’m delighted that Stena Line has been able to play its part in maintaining a connection between both countries which goes back more than 150 years.“This investment represents one of the biggest financial route commitments ever made by Stena Line and I’m delighted that after years of planning and hard work the day has finally arrived when we can enjoy using one of the most modern port and terminal facilities in the UK. “We have built a facility that will support and stimulate both leisure and freight markets and we are confident that this and the next generation will continue to see ferry travel as an important part of their travel plans.“I am confident that our leisure and freight customers will see that we have taken great care to meet their needs constructing a service and facilities around them and I look forward to the prospect of Cairnryan – Belfast becoming one of the leading ferry services on the Irish Sea.”Speaking at the opening First Minister Alex Salmond said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be at the Loch Ryan port to open this hugely impressive and important new gateway to Scotland.  It is exciting to see how this former brownfield site has been transformed into a 21st century ferry port in less than two years, safeguarding hundreds of jobs at the terminal and ensuring this historic ferry link continues for generations to come.”Scheduled sailings from the new Loch Ryan Port began on Monday November 21st with 10 crossings per day which will increase to 12 sailings from December 5th.NEW €100M PORT TO MAKE TRIPS TO SCOTLAND SMOOTHER was last modified: November 25th, 2011 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)last_img read more