2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat

first_imgThe temperature on Monday reached 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit), the highest ever recorded in Japan.Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday to discuss the possibility of introducing daylight saving time during the 2020 Games.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’The International Olympic Committee decided this month the marathon would be staged at 7 a.m. to lessen the effect of extreme heat.Temperatures in central Tokyo often exceed 35 Celsius (95 F) in July and August, made more difficult because of high humidity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this Friday, July 20, 2018, photoA man walks in shade of a building in Tokyo. A deadly heat wave in Japan has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games.Japan has been gripped by a deadly heatwave this summer that has resulted in more than 65 deaths nationwide.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mori said after the meeting the prime minister said putting clocks forward one or two hours during the games “may be one solution.”The CEO of the organizing committee, Toshiro Muto, was at the meeting and said such extreme heat had not entered into the Olympic planning.The 1964 Games in Tokyo were held in October to avoid the harshest of the heat. That was before the Olympics schedule was influenced by rights-paying broadcasters and sponsors.The 2020 Olympics are scheduled to run from July 24 to Aug. 9.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ONE: Folayang stops Pahrudinov for back to back wins MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Controversial Nimba Ebola Funds Distribution Backfires

first_imgThe controversial distribution of US$ 100,000 Ebola Funds allotted from the Nimba County Development Funds to fight Ebola has backfired, with Gbi and Dorlu Administration District Commissioner David Toe saying he had not received a cent from the Administration of Nimba County, headed by Supt. Fong Zuagele.Commissioner David Toe on Radio Kehgheamahn Breakfast show on 6th October, 2014 said his district’s share of money to enable them to carry on awareness is yet to be delivered.All efforts to get his share have proven futile and the only reason given him is the allotted share for his district was spent on other Ebola issues in Karnplay.At the time of the distribution of the said funds, he said, he was on an awareness trip in his district distributing buckets and other preventive materials to the citizens.“At the time the stakeholders were meeting in Sanniquellie, I was on a trip distributing buckets and I didn’t hear the story, but when I got the info and went to Sanniquellie, the County Inspector, Reginald Mehn, told me that my share of the money was used to bury Ebola victim in Karnplay,” he said.“All the money I have been using for Ebola in my district came from my pocket; I have not received any money from the county as it was announced,” Commissioner Toe stated.Nimba leadership has been at loggerheads over how the US$ 100,000 allotted to fight Ebola in Nimba was used.The Nimba Lawmakers of the 53rd National Legislature had repeatedly said that the money was intended to purchase PPE and sufficient  medical drugs for all health centers in Nimba, but instead,  the county leadership headed by Supt. Fong Zuagele divided portions of the money among the 17 administration commissioners, city mayors,  and media, while the some of the money was used to procure motorcycles for the awareness campaign in the county.The diversion of the funds from the expectation of the caucus brought great dissatisfaction among them, something they considered as disrespect.This crisis and other issues led the Lower House of Parliament to summon Superintendent Fong Zuagele and Development Superintendent Teeko Yorlay for an inquest. As a result; the plenary imposed a “vote of no confidence” in the two county officials.However, in counter reaction to Commissioner David Toe’s  claim on the same media 6th October 2014, Nimba County Inspector Reginald Mehn said the Commissioner was left out, because he was at the special county council sitting to endorse the usage of the money so what was allotted for them was diverted to other area of need, precisely in Gbehlay Geh/Karnplay). It appears as though Gbi and Dorlu were not the only districts left out; Kparblee was another district believed not to  have received any share of the Ebola Fund, Mr. Toe said. Gbi and Dorlu is one of the remotest districts in Nimba,  located at the southern part of Nimba bordering Sinoe, Rivercess, and Grand Bassa counties. But this district had been complaining bitterly of marginalization from the county administration from developments and other  opportunities.  This has led them to seek legislation to join Rivercess County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 more witnesses testify in Co-op Crescent murder PI

first_imgTwo more witnesses took to the stand last week as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the alleged murder of 55-year-old Lindener Leroy Barron continued at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The matter is being heard before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. Travis Hazel, also called “Fifty” of 24 Silver City, Wismar, Linden, is on trial for the September 15, 2018 murder.He is being represented by Counsel Stanley Moore while Police Prosecutor Vernetté Pindar is representing the State.Several witnesses have since testified since the commencement of the PI on March 26, including the brother of the now deceased man Kevin Barron, former ambulance attendant Fiona Mingo, Police Corporals Tyrone Van Hearsel and Omyanna Layne, and Police Constables Alex Sancharie and Devon Greene in addition to Engineer Rawle Watson and clothes vendor Romain Haynes.The witnesses have all been questioned in relation to their involvement in the incident.It is alleged that on the day in question, while at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, Linden, Hazel inflicted injuries upon Barron during an altercation, which resulted in his death. Initial investigations had revealed that there was an argument between Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the Mackenzie Market, and the defendant, during which the defendant allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and gave the now deceased man a severe beating before fleeing the scene. The now deceased Barron reportedly received several lashes to the head.He was later taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in an unconscious state, and was pronounced dead on arrival.A Post-Mortem Examination later gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the head. The matter will be heard again on May 15, 2019.last_img read more

Local Results from the Northern BC Winter Games – Team

first_imgShow/HidePeace RiverFinalDraw 4 Game 2GoldCurling – JuvenileJuvenile Male & Female18 – 4 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryGame 6 Hockey – Pee WeeBoys Pee Wee 11-1214 – 3 1 2 Curling – JuvenileJuvenile Male & Female110 – 0 Hockey – Pee WeeBoys Pee Wee 11-1224 – 4 Futsal – BoysBoys 12-14110 – 4 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 4 Game 8 Show/HidePeace River – Northern RockiesFinalFinalsBronzeSwimming15 & Over 4×50 Medley Relay Female32:39.87 Show/HidePeace River – Northern Rockies1FinalFinalsBronzeSwimming15 & Over 4×50 Free Relay Female32:11.05 Swimming15 & Over 4×50 Medley Relay Female42:41.93 Show/HidePeace River – Northern RockiesFinalFinalsGoldSwimming14 & Under 4×50 Free Relay Male12:36.78 Show/HidePeace RiverPreliminaryDraw 2 Game 1 Futsal – BoysBoys 12-14116 – 1 Team MembersTeamResultForMedalSportEventPlaceScore Show/HidePeace River – Norther Rockies2FinalFinals Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryGame 11 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 3 Game 5 1 2 Swimming15 & Over 4×50 Free Relay Female42:17.85 Show/HidePeace River – Northern RockiesFinalFinalsGoldSwimming14 & Under 4×50 Medley Relay Male13:03.58 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 1 Game 2 Swimming14 & Under 4×50 Free Relay Female62:26.39 Show/HidePeace RiverPreliminaryDraw 1 Game 1 Hockey – Pee WeeBoys Pee Wee 11-12111 – 1 Team MembersTeamResultForMedalSportEventPlaceScore Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 2 Game 4 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 2 Game 3 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryGame 2 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 3 Game 5 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 1 Game 1 Futsal – GirlsGirls 12-1420 – 17 Curling – JuvenileJuvenile Male & Female16 – 4 Show/HidePeace River – Northern Rockies2FinalFinals Futsal – GirlsGirls 12-1411 – 1 – Advertisement – Here are the team results for Peace River – Northern Rockies Futsal – GirlsGirls 12-1424 – 9 Futsal – BoysBoys 12-14111 – 2 Show/HidePeace River – Northern Rockies1FinalFinalsBronzeSwimming14 & Under 4×50 Free Relay Female32:15.23 Futsal – GirlsGirls 12-1420 – 4 Show/HidePeace River – Northern RockiesFinalFinals Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesFinalFinal (Bronze)BronzeFutsal – GirlsGirls 12-1414 – 3 Show/HidePeace River-Northern RockiesPreliminaryRound 4 Game 7 Futsal – BoysBoys 12-1421 – 8last_img read more

Emery expects warm welcome for returning Wilshere

first_img0Shares0000New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is yet to pick a win in the Premier LeagueLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has the upmost respect for Jack Wilshere’s ability and expects the midfielder will receive a warm welcome when he returns with West Ham on Saturday.Wilshere, 26, spent 17 years with the Gunners, 10 with the first team. But despite prolonged negotiations, the England international couldn’t come to an agreement on a new deal with Arsenal before leaving as a free agent.“I spoke with him for 15 minutes here in Colney before he left,” said Emery on Wednesday.“The first thing for me is I have respect for his career here. And then, he chooses what the best was for him in his future. It’s for that, on Saturday, I know that here, the supporters like him and have this respect also.“I think there is a good reception for him here.”Both sides will be searching for their first points of the season at the Emirates after difficult starts for Emery and new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini.Emery has been criticised for a lack of pragmatism in trying to implement a patient, passing approach from the back straight away in defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.But the Spaniard insists he will continue with the style and is desperate to get off the mark this weekend.“In our process, we are going 38 matches against all the teams. Whether you are playing against Manchester City, it’s the same as if you’re playing against West Ham,” added Emery.“It’s clear that every game demands different things tactically. After the first two matches, we have two defeats and we need to win this match against West Ham.”A loss at home to Bournemouth last weekend punctured the optimism around West Ham’s summer overhaul when the club spent nearly £100 million on nine players following Pellegrini’s appointment.However, the Argentine believes the Hammers also need a change of mentality to improve results this season.“When we conceded, we had a lot of fear about losing the game,” said Pellegrini after his side surrendered a 1-0 half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Bournemouth.“I have said before that we have to change that and I think that will improve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hamilton fends off ‘greatest’ talk, eyes Schumacher record

first_imgHamilton’s achievement drew him level with the sport’s ‘godfather’ Juan Manuel Fangio on five titles with only German Schumacher ahead on seven. Schumacher, with 91, also has more race victories, another target for Hamilton during the two remaining years of his current Mercedes contract.But the Englishman put such statistical ambitions into a distant perspective when he adopted a modest role on his own triumphant career.“Firstly, I could never personally classify myself as the best,” said Hamilton. “Obviously, within myself, I know my abilities and where I stand, but ultimately, as my dad always told me since I was eight years old — he said ‘do your talking on the track’.“So I just try to let my results and the results from the things that I do outside of my sport, hopefully, also contribute to that. So people can hopefully create a decent opinion.-The GOAT“But Michael’s still quite far ahead in race wins so you have to say he is still the GOAT (greatest of all time).”Discussion of Hamilton’s standing in the exclusive club of the sport’s multiple champions had started in earnest before he overcame chronic tyre-wear problems to secure his fifth title at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.Canadian Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 champion, said that he felt the way in which Hamilton had succeeded throughout his career put him way “miles” clear of Schumacher in the evaluation of the greats.Villeneuve said that Schumacher’s career had been accompanied by “too many negative stories – too many question marks on how some races or championships were won. And being a great champion is about more than just winning races.”He added that Hamilton, despite some criticism of his private lifestyle, had risen without any such negativity.“You can like, or not, the way he is in life, but there’s nothing nasty or negative with it. There’s nothing nasty towards his opponents. There’s respect.“There’s no question mark on ‘Is he cheating or not? Has he been dirty?’ That makes a big difference.”– Rosberg tips Hamilton for moreHamilton’s former Mercedes team-mate 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, who has known him since the pair were junior karting team-mates, said he believed he can go on to break all of Schumacher’s records.“He can seriously go for Schumacher’s records now,” he said. “He’s got two more years on the contract and ‘Schumi’ is only two titles and 20 race wins away. That’s possible in two years. Amazing.“He can really try and statistically become the best of all time, which is unreal, but it is a possibility. So I’m sure he’s going to be motivated by that.”Hamilton signed a contract extension earlier this year that will keep him with Mercedes until the end of 2020.He is only 20 adrift of Schumacher’s 91 race wins and could make inroads into that total in the two final races this year in Brazil and Abu Dhabi when the constructors’ championship will also be settled with Ferrari bidding to end Mercedes’ triumphant four-year run.-Record breakingHamilton has always resisted talk of record-breaking, saying merely that he may be “hoping I can at least get close,” and reiterated after Sunday’s race that he had “not really put any thought towards getting to that number because I’ve been trying to focus on this one.”He added: “Whether or not I’m going to have the chance to win more, who knows? But I’m going to give it everything. The 91 wins that he has, for example, that’s a lot of wins.“Michael was just such a genius in how he implemented himself into Ferrari and what he did with that team. I will always be a fan of him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Title in sight: Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position at a past eventMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Oct 30 – Lewis Hamilton on Monday deflected all suggestions that he might be the greatest Formula One driver of all time, saying that seven-time champion Michael Schumacher remains the man who most deserves that label.The 33-year-old Briton, who on Sunday clinched his fifth drivers’ title when he finished fourth for Mercedes in the Mexican Grand Prix, rejected consideration of himself as the greatest in history, citing his father Anthony’s mantra to “do your talking on the track.”last_img read more

Martial can reach Ronaldo’s level, says Utd boss Solskjaer

first_imgLast month, with Solskjaer now at the helm at Old Trafford, he signed a deal keeping him at the club until at least 2024.The France international marked his first start since that contract with an assist and a superb second in the 3-0 win against Fulham, where his fine solo goal led ex-United captain Gary Neville to compare it to a Ronaldo effort at Craven Cottage in 2007.“He does have similarities, of course,” said Solskjaer, who replaced the sacked Mourinho in December. “If he wants to be at Cristiano’s level, Anthony knows what he has to do. It’s up to him. He has the talent.”“I am glad he is in my team,” the Norwegian added. “He has contributed to so many chances, so many goals. He is a Manchester United player. He excites the crowd. He excites the manager. He excites his teammates. And he is a great character around the place.”Martial, 23, who became the most expensive teenager in history when he moved to United from Monaco in 2015 for an initial £36 million ($46 million), has scored 47 goals for the club.Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for United, winning the Premier League three times and the Champions League.United play Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, bolstered by Neymar’s injury, but Solskjaer said the absence of the Brazilian would be a loss.“When you play against the best teams, you want to play against the players,” he said. “The crowd want to see the best players. Too bad for Old Trafford.“I have played a couple of games when we played Real Madrid and (Brazil’s) Ronaldo and (Luis) Figo and all those were coming to Old Trafford. That gives it an extra edge.“Unfortunately for Neymar he is injured but of course he is a quality player. I think our right-back thinks it is not too bad he will not be here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Anthony Martial can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Anthony Martial has the talent to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level if he puts his mind to it, according to Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Martial had looked set to leave the club in the summer after falling out with Jose Mourinho but battled his way back into the Portuguese manager’s plans.last_img read more

‘It’s the first time I’ve cried since my Dad passed away,’ Deeney tells talkSPORT as Watford seal Premier League promotion

first_imgWatford captain Troy Deeney joined talkSPORT to reflect on the “emotional” moment the Hornets team learnt of their promotion to the Premier League.Deeney netted his 21st goal of the season to guide the Vicarage Road outfit to a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday lunchtime, a win which lifted them to the top of the table.But they were forced to endure a nervous wait for their automatic promotion spot to be confirmed, with top three rivals Norwich and Middlesbrough in action later that afternoon.Video footage soon emerged of wild celebrations on the team bus as the Hornets stars discovered both their rivals had failed, which in turn sealed their return to the top flight after an eight-year absence.And Deeney revealed he and his team-mates were completely taken by surprise with the news.“Honestly, we were just chilling out,” the striker told Call Collymore.“You know how it is at the back of the bus, we were just playing music and some of the lads were playing cards. We weren’t really looking at the results, more just the media stuff on TV.“But then literally as we were pulling in to the training ground all the results came on and you can imagine it all went a bit mental after that.“It was definitely emotional. I haven’t cried since my old man died [his father Paul sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2012] but I was definitely crying today.”It’s certainly been a turbulent year for the Hornets, who have defied the odds to be the first team to secure promotion after a remarkable managerial merry-go-round at Vicarage Road.Watford began the season under Italian coach Giuseppe Sannino, who resigned after just nine months in charge, while his replacement, former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia, took a break from football for health reasons after just one game at the helm.His assistant Billy McKinlay was promoted to full-time manager but he was sacked eight days later, before he could even sign a contract, after a win and a draw from his only two games.Slavisa Jokanovic has been in charge ever since, and Deeney credited the manager with the side’s turnaround in fortunes, as they aim to go one better next week and clinch the Championship title with victory over Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the season.The striker added: “It’s been a difficult year, we were a bit of a laughing stock with four managers in the space of a month, but the new gaffer has come in and deserves a lot of credit.“The lads have stuck together thought all the adversity, and we’ve managed to realise that dream now and we’re going to enjoy it tonight.“But we still want to win the Championship next weekend.”last_img read more

Man United star will be unaffected by Real Madrid’s transfer ban, claims Louis van Gaal

first_imgDavid De Gea is happy at Old Trafford and will be unaffected by news of Real Madrid’s transfer embargo, according to Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.Under a FIFA ruling this week, the Spanish giants will be unable to sign players this summer or in the next winter transfer window due to irregularities.Real had been expected to renew their interest in the United keeper, who was poised to move to the Bernabeu last summer before the move collapsed at the last minute.Ahead of United’s Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool on Sunday, Van Gaal insisted: “I don’t think that is the kind of thing that plays on the mind of David De Gea.“I never thought about it in the period before the transfer window and now I am seeing David De Gea who is enjoying to stay here and play good games.”Van Gaal’s position will come under renewed pressure if his side lose at Anfield in a game which will see the Dutchman renew his rivalry with Jurgen Klopp.The pair met four times in the Bundesliga when in charge of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively and Van Gaal believes Klopp is cut out to succeed in the Premier League.Van Gaal added: “You can see he plays a very aggressive and pressing kind of game and he already knows the difference between the Premier League and the German league.“He is a very capable manager in the Premier League because he has always showed this kind of football and I think the fans will love it.”Conversely the jury is still out on Van Gaal’s own tactics after Tuesday night’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Newcastle which appeared to please some fans more than the manager himself.United’s attacking intent came in stark contrast to previous displays but Van Gaal was furious with the way his side threw away a two-goal lead and allowed the Magpies to seize a point in injury time.Van Gaal added: “I think I was more disappointed than the fans but I say to them we lost two points and two points are very important in this period.“One point is not enough when you are the circumstances that we are in. In a game like that you have to win and we were disappointed, but of course the fans have seen a match where we have scored three goals.”Defeat to United’s traditional rivals would maybe push Van Gaal closer to the Old Trafford exit door and the Dutchman acknowledged a more determined display will be necessary to take the points from Anfield.“I have felt it [the rivalry] already four times, on the tour of the USA and in the league. You can see it on the faces of the players.“We need to be aggressive but also under control. It is that kind of match and it will always be difficult because the passion at play in these kinds of games is always very high.” David de Gea 1last_img read more

Alert issued over forged €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny

first_imgBusiness owners and the public are being warned that forged €50 notes are being traded in the town.The Letterkenny Chamber issued the alert via Facebook today, warning staff to be on alert for fraudulent activity and take necessary steps to check all cash.A message from ShopLK warned “There is a large batch of fake €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny. Please check all notes.” Some businesses have invested in scanners in a bid to beat con artists.Those who suspect people of trying to pass these forged notes are advised to contact Gardaí.Alert issued over forged €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny was last modified: February 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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