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Liverpool ‘not for sale’ after $2.6-B bid

first_img“But what the ownership has said, again clearly and consistently, is that under the right terms and conditions we would consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific market places and in line with the continued development and growth of the club and the team,” it added.Malcolm Glazer’s £790 million purchase of Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2005 remains the most expensive football takeover deal.Liverpool, bought by their owners, then known as New England Sports Ventures, for £300 million in 2010, were valued at £1.42 billion by business services group KPMG in May.  /kgaADVERTISEMENT View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LONDON – Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group insisted Friday the Premier League club is not for sale after details emerged of a failed £2 billion ($2.6 billion) takeover bid from a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour.Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper reported that Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan approached the club over several months in late 2017 and into early 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Too bad for India as Iran wins Asian Games kabaddi gold LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? He then made the £2 billion offer that would have been the most expensive takeover in the history of the game.Liverpool – 18-times English champions – said the club was still open to new outside investment but is not for sale.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Britain’s Press Association said it understood that the interest – one of a number of approaches FSG have received in recent years – did not get past the vetting stage because it was deemed neither credible nor worthy of being put to the ownership.“FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale,” said a Liverpool statement. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Christmas Shoppers, Traders, Celebrate Amid Garbage Sprawl

first_imgAs usual, at the nation’s three general markets of Red-light, (Paynesville), Waterside, (Monrovia) and Duala, (Bushrod Island), Christmas shoppers, traders and others were compelled to celebrate the festive shopping season threading over layers of uncollected trash and making pathways through sprawls of garbage.On top of that menace at the three business districts, thousands of shoppers got the brunt of the stench of sewer and squalor everywhere, making their holiday shopping experience miserable.Regrettably, at the three crowded business districts, some shoppers were heard registering their disgust and indignation over the rotten filth and health hazard and expressing serious concerns about the sanitation crisis in Monrovia.The Urban Waste Management Projects under the financial stewardship of the World Bank has infused millions of dollars to alleviate the continuous sanitation crisis of Monrovia and its environs, apparently without much success.Sanitation companies contracted over the years by the municipal governments of Paynesville and Monrovia to collect and dispose of the overwhelming number of garbage sprawls everywhere have failed to keep up with the task.Collection of garbage over the years has not been sustained as inadequate garbage containers overflow and dumpsites remain unattended for several weeks, creating health hazards, untold misery and environmental problems to community residents.It was observed however that some of the sanitation companies made steady progress in keeping the streets of central Monrovia and along the Tubman Boulevard through Congotown relatively clean and tidy during the year in review.Sanitation and environmental analysts also attributed the failure of sanitation companies to meet the garbage disposal challenges of Monrovia and its environs to their refusal to incorporate community dwellers in the process.The analysts also claim that the entire planning, strategies, and implementation processes of the Urban Waste Management Projects have over the years left the community dwellers out for unexplained reasons.The issues of sanitation management should be the collective responsibility of all Liberians, not a portion of the Liberian society, they advised.In order for the sanitation crisis of Monrovia to be minimized, Municipal Governments of Paynesville and Monrovia must be able to design practical strategies that are suitable for the current realities. “It is indeed a disgrace to the nation that the capital city Monrovia continues to be the haven of stench, filth and squalor every year,” the analysts lamented.“Our rural back yards and small towns and villages are becoming better in terms of observing the basic and critical sanitation and environmental practices,” Ms. Helen Tornolah Totota’s Christmas shopper asserted.“Each Christmas and New Year season, when we come to Monrovia to buy our goods, we go back to our villages with plenty sicknesses such as colds, headache and fever from the rotten and uncollected garbage in all our market places,” Voinjama City businessman Moses Mulbah Kesselly complained.“I personally want different methods and ways to be designed to help clean all the big market places like Duala, Waterside and Red-light in our cities of Monrovia and Paynesville,” Mr. Kesselly said.For his part, Nimba County businessman Gonkawon B. Saywah, 58, stressed that effective next year, 2015, urban planners and municipal governments of Monrovia and Paynesville should employ practical ways to collect and dispose of the dirt.“I’m really frustrated and downhearted that each time I come to Monrovia, I see the markets of Duala, Waterside and Red-light very dirty and worse as I return home,” Mr. Saywah lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Legislature Opens Book of Condolence for Fallen Lawmaker

first_imgThe Speaker and members of the House of Representatives of the 53rd Legislature will today, September 29, at 11:00 a.m. assemble in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building to sign the Book of Condolence for the fallen Lofa County District #2 Representative, Fofi Sahr Baimba.According to the protocol, the President and members of the Cabinet will sign the book of condolence at 11:00 a.m., while the Vice President, President Pro-Tempore and members of the Senate will follow at 11:45 a.m.The protocol further said the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives will sign at 12:30 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m., the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court will sign the book of condolence.The Doyen and members of the Diplomatic Corps will sign in at 2:15 p.m. and at 2:45 p.m., the heads of Public Corporations, Autonomous Agencies, Bureaus and Commissions will follow. They will include religious leaders, Council of Chiefs and Elders and members of the business community at 3:15 p.m.Rep. Baimba died on Sunday, September 13, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. The deceased lawmaker was chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry. He was an executive member of the Unity Party (UP). The chairman of the Lofa Legislative Caucus, Rep. Moses Y. Kollie, said that Representative Baimba was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital after a sudden illness. Baimba died at about 9:00 a.m. He was over 60 years old.Quoting family sources, Rep. Kollie said the late Rep. Baima “had prepared his tea and told one of his boys to go and fuel his car to take him to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County for check-up.”According to Kollie, “in no time after giving the instruction to the boy, Baima fell out and was then rushed to the JFK Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pastors feel the pressure on Easter morning

first_img“My preparation is first of all through prayer,” said Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, head of the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “You’ve got to slow yourself down, let go of all these things and stop for a moment.” As a bishop, Wilkerson no longer endures the long hours he did as a parish priest – visiting the sick, speaking at Catholic school services, spending hours upon hours in the confessional box and celebrating special Masses for each day from Thursday through Sunday. But he does still prepare a homily for Easter Mass, which he will celebrate at St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank. Most pastors prepare weeks, if not months, in advance. With some churches putting on big Holy Week productions – Passion plays, services for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday – those ministers know that if they don’t at least outline their sermon by Palm Sunday, they will be drowning in research and prayer the following Saturday night. “There is a modicum of pressure, but it is not unbearable pressure. It is natural pressure,” said Jim Tolle, senior pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, who preaches three Easter services on Saturday and eight on Sunday. “A woman giving birth has pressure. A man closing a big business deal has pressure. An athlete entering a championship game has pressure. “But, truly, the Jesus Christ I serve carries the burden for us.” As of Thursday, Rutherford said he was 80-90 percent done. And that was after a period of study that would make a doctoral student blush. Last week, he drove to Rancho Mirage, a resort community near Palm Springs, taking with him a basket of books, news articles, Scripture and anything else he found during the past year that involved the resurrection. He rose early each morning, often before the sun, and pored through his notes, shaving the 2-foot-tall stack of books and papers into a 3-inch-thick sheaf of notes. Next, he honed in on the 20th chapter of the Gospel of John, identifying a few points from the text to highlight. “Then, I take that three inches of material and I fill in all the blanks,” he said. “It is the most important topic of the year,” he later added. “You’ve got one shot at some of these people. This is the only time they go to church all year. And I’ve got one shot at getting them to come back.” (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So goes the pressure of being a Christian pastor at Easter, one of two days each year when pews swell with people who haven’t seen an altar in months. While Christianity couldn’t exist without Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Christ, the faith’s foundation is found in Easter. On the heels of Holy Week, a time that drags Christians through the agonizing last days of Jesus’ life and his death, pastors lead the celebration of the resurrection, which reminds Christians of their hope of eternal life. “It is a journey through despair, meaninglessness, hopelessness, evil and the principalities of this world to some sense that God is still alive in this world,” said John S. McClure, a professor of homiletics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “It’s a big challenge.” It’s not unusual, McClure said, for pastors to take a brief retreat, to collect their thoughts away from the clutter of daily life and the demands of leading a church. Others opt to stay at home but purposely adjust their schedule. The senior pastor of Shepherd of the Hills hasn’t been seen in two weeks. Cell-phone mailbox full, voice silent to the 10,000 who attend his Porter Ranch megachurch, the Rev. Dudley Rutherford had escaped Los Angeles for deep prayer in the desert. On Sunday, though, he will return triumphantly to a packed Pauley Pavilion at UCLA, where he will preach of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection during his church’s relocated Easter service. “It’s a scary thought,” he said in a phone interview from Rancho Mirage. “You know what is at stake: There will be someone in that arena making a spiritual decision for which the consequences are eternity. You multiply that one person by 13,000 people, and it is overwhelming.” last_img read more


first_imgFine Gael in Inishowen have held one of their largest District Meetings in many years.Minister Joe McHughA number of key issues were discussed at the meeting.Minister of State, Joe McHugh, attended the meeting and here he outlines the issues he says are being addressed locally on the Peninsula. “We had a very positive Fine Gael district meeting this week, with one of the largest turnouts in years, with thorough discussions taking place on key issues that people in Inishowen are focused on and what the priorities are for people in the area – the dominant theme being issues that affect rural Ireland.“There is no doubt that Cockhill Bridge is a priority issue, and I informed those present that a deputation from Donegal will be meeting with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, on the 1 April 2015. That deputation will include officials from Donegal County Council and Councillors and it will be an opportunity to highlight directly with the Minister how great the need is for investment on a new bridge.“There was a presentation from members of Young Fine Gael on broadband and the importance of broadband in rural Ireland. I recently had a meeting with Enet, the company which operates the Irish State’s Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) which has become known as regional Ireland’s fibre optic infrastructure, the purpose of that meeting was to highlight the potential of the existing MANs network in Carndonagh and Buncrana. I am also working closely with my colleague, Minister Alex White, on the National Broadband Plan and ensuring that the plan has a key focus on rural areas.“During the district meeting this week, I outlined a number of projects I have been working with the local community on, including: having Minister Paudie Coffey visit Inishowen where he met with members of the MICA Action Group and visited a number of houses, this is an issue officials in my own Department of Natural Resources, the Geographical Survey of Ireland (GSI) team are assisting on, working closely with officials from the Department of Environment; ongoing engagement with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney, on much needed upgrades to Greencastle Harbour and Bunagee Pier; the meeting with Minister Coveney’s officials and a number of farmers earlier this year to highlight concerns of commonage farmers; working closely with both Failte Ireland and Minister Paschal Donohoe on the importance of investment at Malin Head, even more so than ever now it is a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way. “I acknowledged the years of service and personal sacrifice made by both “Black” Mickey Doherty and Peter “The Egg” McLaughlin to the party and their respective communities. I thanked both Councillors Bernard McGuinness and John Ryan for their ongoing and continuous hard work and efforts, their commitment to their communities is a credit to both of them and the work they are doing on the ground is invaluable. I also acknowledged and commended the party members for all their hard and tireless work over the years, there is a great team of people involved in Inishowen.“There was a firm call on the night for more regular meetings and it was agreed that an AGM evening would be arranged for mid May 2015. I want to thank Chairman Paddy Gordon for chairing such a positive meeting and for all his work as Chairman.”FINE GAEL MEET TO ADDRESS KEY ISSUES ACROSS INISHOWEN was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fine GaelInishowenlast_img read more

Bristol Rovers launch investigation after Babestation shown on stadium TVs

first_imgHalf time #UTG 🔵⚪️— SAM SMITH (@samsmithy22) August 14, 2018The Sky Bet League One club has issued a statement, saying: “The club believes that someone that was attending in the bar was using a universal remote device to affect the TV output.“The matter will be fully investigated, however the club believes that they have photographic evidence of the individual concerned and they will be dealt with appropriately.”Supporters tweeted videos and pictures showing the channel being aired in the new clubhouse and bars at Rovers’ ground.Kyle Bennett and Ollie Clarke were on target as Rovers reached the second round of the competition, their 2-1 victory being their first win of the season. someone got hold of the tv remote for @Official_BRFC’s big screen in the bar and switched it from sky sports news to babestationi love this club— billy (@milbil_music) August 14, 2018 Bristol Rovers have launched an investigation after adult channel Babestation was shown on TVs at the Memorial Ground during half-time of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win against Crawley.Rovers fans, many of whom were children, were shocked to see the X-rated TV station on screens rather than the usual half-time scores around the country.last_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA club chairman Joe McDaid has issued a unique (and brave!) challenge to all club members ahead of its 5K road race on July 12th. Joe claims that he will beat any person that is over half his age.McDaid claims he is 40 (no laughing now) meaning anyone over 20 and below 40 can challenge.Eligible club members expected to take up the challenge include county panelist Michael Boyle as well as former county players Grainne McDaid, Paddy McDaid and Maureen O’Donnell.Ineligible due to being underage are Geraldine McLaughlin, Petra McCafferty and Ryan McDaid. The real threat is understood to come form Paddy McDaid who recently posted a 22.30 – a few seconds outside Joe’s 21.59 during his last 5K.The gauntlet has been thrown down but Joe is still refusing to say what he will do if he is beaten.However, there is talk that he will buy a round of drinks for all participants at the Lagoon.Whatever the outcome Termon are hoping as many people can sign up on the night as possible.It’s all in a good cause – the development of the underage teams at the club.   TERMON-ATOR JOE THROWS DOWN THE 5K CHALLENGE was last modified: June 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kJoe McDaidTermonlast_img read more


first_imgSeamus Coleman: Having dinner with the UK queenDONEGAL soccer star Seamus Coleman is among the guests at State banquet being hosted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth this evening.The Killybegs man is among hundreds of guests at a dinner in honour of President Michael D Higgins at Windsor Castle.They include dozens of personalities and sports stars from Ireland who ply their trade in Britain – including Everton star Seamus. Earlier today the Quen and Prince Philip welcomed the President and his wife, Sabina, to Windsor.The presidential couple had lunch at Windsor Castle with the royal couple, before heading back into central London.The President also inspected a guard of honour drawn from Grenadier Guards.There was plenty of pomp and ceremony on display as the President arrived at Windsor Castle, with more than 800 soldiers, 275 horses and the band of the Irish Guards involved in the welcome for President Higgins and his wife. A 21-gun salute also sounded as Britain’s Queen and Prince Philip greeted the President with Amhrán na bhFiann ringing out over Windsor Castle.President Higgins later addressed parliament at Westminster about the growing friendship between the two islands. SEAMUS COLEMAN HAVING DINNER WITH THE QUEEN was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:seamus colemanstate visitwindsorlast_img read more

Rangers and Fulham both want Ipswich midfielder – report

first_imgThe Daily Star claim Ipswich midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who has already been linked with Fulham, is also wanted by QPR.The former Arsenal youngster is said to be rated at £3m.Roman Abramovich will pay out £10m to Chelsea’s players if they win the Champions League, according to The Sun.It is claimed that each of the Blues’ 25-man squad will receive around £350,000 should they go all the way to glory at the Munich final on 19 May – and that adds up to £8.75m.It is suggested that interim boss Roberto Di Matteo could receive £500,000 for turning around the club’s season and that other members of the coaching staff may be rewarded too.The Sun also report that ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been texting some of his former players in the build-up to their game against Barcelona.Mourinho, whose Real Madrid side face Bayern Munich in the other semi-final, apparently contacted Petr Cech, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba.He is said to have texted: “You can do it and so can we. See you in Munich.”Meanwhile, there is continued speculation over whether Anton Ferdinand and his QPR team-mates will shake Chelsea skipper John Terry’s hand before Sunday’s derby.The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph both say talks between the clubs are set to take place and that Ferdinand is seeking legal advice over whether his decision could prejudice Terry’s forthcoming court case. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

You Live in a Wormhole in a Black Hole

first_imgIs it publish or perish time?  A physicist at Indiana University thinks that “our universe could have itself formed from inside a black hole existing inside another universe.”  Let Nikodem Paplowski explain his idea:But he also notes that since observers can only see the outside of the black hole, the interior cannot be observed unless an observer enters or resides within.    “This condition would be satisfied if our universe were the interior of a black hole existing in a bigger universe,” he said.  “Because Einstein’s general theory of relativity does not choose a time orientation, if a black hole can form from the gravitational collapse of matter through an event horizon in the future then the reverse process is also possible.  Such a process would describe an exploding white hole: matter emerging from an event horizon in the past, like the expanding universe.”    A white hole is connected to a black hole by an Einstein-Rosen bridge (wormhole) and is hypothetically the time reversal of a black hole.  Poplawski’s paper1 suggests that all astrophysical black holes, not just Schwarzschild and Einstein-Rosen black holes, may have Einstein-Rosen bridges, each with a new universe inside that formed simultaneously with the black hole.    “From that it follows that our universe could have itself formed from inside a black hole existing inside another universe,” he said.Got that?  Find out more at the source: Indiana University news room.  National Geographic News.  “Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe,” he said, in a fact-free rhapsody of joyful speculation.  “In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe—from the microscopic to the supermassive—may be doorways into alternate realities.”  By all means, then, we should investigate these realities with the scientific method.  He handed the mike to Poplawski, who gave the operative quote of the story: “It’s kind of a crazy idea, but who knows?”  Another cosmologist chimed in with, “Everything people ask in this business is pretty weird.”1.  “Radial motion into an Einstein-Rosen bridge,” Physics Letters B, by Nikodem J. Poplawski. (Volume 687, Issues 2-3, 12 April 2010, Pages 110-113.)Cosmologists have way too much time on their hands.  Imagine that; universes just emerge from black holes, and then cosmologists emerge to tell about it.  Instead of inhabiting theoretical universes, where angels can dance on the head of a pin, how about coming back to the one and only universe science could ever know about?  If academia wants to fund speculation like this in the name of science, just because the math works, then open up the playing field to those who can also find adequate causes in their white-hole cosmologies, like Humphreys.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more