#KicksStalker: Jeter’s shoes get general release treatment

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Austria admits Beermen still getting back to winning form Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The new low-top pairs will come in the same materials as the original high-tops and will feature navy suede upper, a white midsole, and a milky translucent sole.Jeter’s no. 2 is also embroidered on the heel and printed at the midsole with the label “RE2PECT.”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 crownJordan Brand, which sponsored Jeter since 2002, first released a high-top version of the shoe on the day the Yankees retired the Captain’s jersey on May 14, 2017 with a pop-up shop.The pairs that were released hours before the ceremony could only be bought through a scratch-off lottery. View comments Image via Nike.Derek Jeter’s coveted Air Jordans just got a new life, and a much lower price tag.As per SoleaCollector.com, the “RE2PECT” Air Jordan 11 retro low, the “2” being an homage to Jeter’s jersey number with the New York Yankees, is expected to drop at Jordan Brand retailers on May 14 and will be worth $200.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Consignment stores in the United States priced the original pairs at around $40,000 and the tags could also increase depending on the size of the shoe.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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Mentally Challenged Man Takes Precaution against Ebola

first_imgThere is an adage: “Jack is drunk but Jack is not a fool”.That is exactly the case with this mentally ill man, who refers to himself as “50 cent the Diamond Man”.In the wake of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the country, coupled with the intense anti-Ebola campaign carried out by the Government of Liberia and its partners on the prevention of contracting the disease, no one is taking the message frivolously.On Friday August 8, 2014 at the technical office of Cellcom GSM Company in Gbarnga at about 11:25AM, my attention was drawn as a journalist when I caught sight of this insane man reaching into his jean trousers pocket and taking out a small plastic bottle with green top. He began to spray his hand and his entire body with what is believed to be a disinfectant — a chemical that kills the Ebola virus. It could not be established whether the bottle contained the decontaminator that is widely used by many people to fumigate their hands from the hemorrhagic fever disease, but 50 Cent the Diamond Man was seen spraying both his hands and his entire body with the fluid in the bottle. “50 Cent the Diamond Man” in his disjointed speech told this reporter that the disinfectant was given him by a community member of Gbarnga whose name he could not recollect.In his incoherent conversation, the mentally deranged man said he paid a few pieces of diamond to get himself the sanitizer in order to protect his life.“I bought the bottle with my diamond I am selling around,” 50 Cent the Diamond Man told this reporter.What he referred to as diamond were stones (rocks) he was carrying around. But it was unbelievable that this mentally challenged man would take the necessary precautionary measures in order to protect his precious life against the Ebola virus disease despite the defiance of the existence of the hemorrhagic fever by some knowledgeable individuals in the society.In March of this year, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare confirmed the existence of the Ebola virus disease in the country and advised the public to take preventive measures since there is no cure for it.The Ministry warned the citizens against the consumption of bush meat especially monkey meat, fruit bats and chimpanzee and encouraged them to always take the sick to the hospital.The World Health Organization has reported that more than 900 people have died from the disease which started from neighboring Guinea and to Sierra Leone and Liberia early this year.This is the largest of deaths of the Ebola disease since it was discovered in 1976 in former Zaire now Democratic Republic of Congo.Despite the Government of Liberia’s commitment to its citizens to take the sick at the hospitals especially during the period of this epidemic, the two main hospitals in Bong County are still closed to the public.Pregnant women who were encouraged to report at the health posts when in labor pain have again returned to traditional practice to give birth out of the hospitals or health centers due to closure of the hospitals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ministry of Justice Suffers Crippling Blow, As Justice Minister and Attorney General Resigned, …

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has responsibility for different parts of the justice system – the courts, prisons and probation services and legal aid. It works in partnership with the other government departments and agencies to reform the criminal justice system, to serve the public and support the victims of crime. It is also responsible for making new laws, strengthening democracy, and safeguarding human rights.But, within the past days the Ministry has suffered a crippling blow, which started with President Ellen Johnson  Sirleaf’s dismissal of key deputy ministers, Cllr. Wheatonia Dixon-Barnes, Deputy Minister for Administration, and Public Safety; Ms. Victoria Sherman-Lang, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs.The President also dismissed   Hilary Sirleaf-Siakor, Assistant Minister for Prisons.When she dismissed the officials, President Sirleaf contended that she was doing it because of their failure to return home to help in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.Her action, she said, was a follow-up to her directive regarding restrictions on travel of government officials, including their return within a week for those who were out of the country without an excuse. According to the Executive Mansion, these government officials “showed insensitivity to our national tragedy and disregard for authority.”Unfortunately, Justice Minister and Attorney General Cllr. Christiana Tah resigned her post on Monday, October 6.In her resignation statement,  she argued that she was doing it because President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf blocked her investigation into fraud allegations against the country’s National Security Agency (NSA), which is headed by the president’s son.Announcing her resignation in a statement dated Oct. 6, Justice Minister Christiana Tah said she could not remain in office “and not supervise the operations of the security agencies under the Ministry of Justice.”  “What is the ‘rule of law’ if the president asserts that she does not trust the Ministry of Justice to independently investigate allegations of fraud against the National Security Agency?” Minister Tah added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP seeking person of interest

first_imgGrimshaw is 48 years old, five feet nine inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and is balding. He was last seen near Walmart on February 18 and he was wearing a black jacket along with grey sleeves, camouflage pants and a black toque.Police are asking if you know if his whereabouts, to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

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Deschamps turns focus to ‘second competition’ after Denmark draw

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann was made to toil by a compact Denmark defence before he was replaced 20 minutes from time © AFP / Jewel SAMADMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 26 – France coach Didier Deschamps immediately switched his focus towards a “second competition” at the World Cup after his side clinched top spot in Group C following an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Denmark in Moscow.France will discover their last 16 opponents later on Tuesday, as a possible showdown with Lionel Messi’s Argentina looms should they overcome Nigeria and claim second place in Group D. “There’s a second competition that’s going to start, the last 16 is straight elimination,” said Deschamps.“There’s a mountain in front of us now. But we’re there and we’re full of ambition to get to the next stage.”France have scored just three times in three games in Russia, including a penalty and an own goal, and it was another disjointed display from one of the title favourites.“The goal is achieved, the important thing was to be top of the group,” Deschamps said after France struggled to penetrate a determined Danish defence.“It wasn’t a very exciting match at the end because the Danish team was okay with settling for a draw because they would qualify.”“We tried to get a win,” Deschamps added. “At the end, once they stopped coming at us, the match was neutralised for the final quarter-hour.“The one point with the draw was good enough for them. We weren’t going to take silly risks because this result was okay for everyone.”Antoine Griezmann was restricted to a couple of long-range strikes, with his brightest contribution a threatening counter-attack that drew a cynical foul from Mathias Jorgensen.It wasn’t until Griezmann was replaced by Nabil Fekir for the final 20 minutes that Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was genuinely tested.“It’s difficult for everyone,” said Deschamps. “Spain, with their attacking options, and Germany have both had trouble. “It’s one of the hallmarks of this World Cup, where all the teams are very well prepared physically.”– ‘Gaining confidence’ –Griezmann’s sluggish start at the World Cup mirrors his display at Euro 2016, where only after the group stage did he explode into life — scoring five of his six goals in the knockout rounds — on his way to winning the Golden Boot.“People expect lots of goals, and other nice things, but we’re not here for that,” Griezmann told French television. “We want to win, we want to be first, we want to be in the last 16. That’s what we’ve done.“Not everything was perfect. There are still things to sort out but we feel better in this system and we’re gaining in confidence.”Denmark advanced to the latter stages of a World Cup for the time since 2002 as Age Hareide’s team extended their impressive unbeaten run to 18 matches.They will likely face Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod on July 1 for a spot in the quarter-finals.“The goal was to come here and to progress to last 16,” said Hareide. “We had a tough group. If you look at the teams that we played I believe it was one of the toughest.”“You need to do what you need to do in order to win matches,” he added. “It was a good performance by the boys. They were working hard for each other and sacrificed everything to get the point to take us through.”Hareide tipped Denmark’s upcoming opponents, Croatia, as a team that could make a deep run in the competition, having thrashed Argentina 3-0 in their second group game.“I think Croatia could surprise many,” the Norwegian said. “We’ve seen them play at the beginning of the tournament and they look strong.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Emiliano Sala – the unorthodox Argentine striker made in France

first_imgNow Sala, 28, is feared dead after French authorities confirmed that he was on board a light aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel on Monday night, just north of the island of Guernsey.He was on his way from Nantes back to Wales, having signed a lucrative three-and-a-half-year contract in Cardiff on Saturday. “For me it feels special,” he said of being Cardiff’s record signing.It was a move that looked in doubt at one point, with Sala having previously expressed a desire to join a club involved in European competition in the event of a transfer away from Nantes, the eight-time French champions.An imposing physical presence but also adept with his feet, Sala left Ligue 1 having scored 12 goals this season, a tally currently bettered only by Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, as well as Nicolas Pepe of Lille.– Little known back home –That tally also matched his statistics for each of the last two campaigns, and only a certain Lionel Messi has scored more goals this season among Argentine players in the big five European leagues.Despite that, Sala has never played for his country and remains little known back in his homeland — an article on the website of popular sports daily Ole on Tuesday carried the headline: “Who is Emiliano Sala?”That is because, like many talented young footballers in Argentina, Sala left for Europe at such a young age.Sala left his native Argentina for Europe when he joined Bordeaux in 2010 © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEBorn in the province of Santa Fe, Sala developed as a player at Proyecto Crecer (Growth Project), an academy based in the town of San Francisco, four hours north of the capital Buenos Aires.The academy has a partnership with Bordeaux, and Sala is one of a handful of players to have gone from there to the French side. Another, midfielder Valentin Vada, is currently in their first-team squad.Having joined Bordeaux aged 20 in 2010, Sala never really broke into their first team, but he had prolific spells on loan in the French lower leagues, including at Niort in Ligue 2.After another loan stint at Ligue 1 side Caen, Sala was sold to Nantes in 2015 and quickly became a fan favourite for his performances in the famous yellow shirt of the Canaries.“People see the way he fights for every ball. That encourages his teammates to do the same. He is a good example for everyone,” said Claudio Ranieri, his coach at Nantes last season.Despite Sala’s importance to Nantes, he was keen to move on, and club president Waldemar Kita was keen to cash in on a player whose contract was due to expire in 2020.Having finally put pen to paper on his move to Cardiff, Sala was back at Nantes’ Joneliere training base on Monday to collect his belongings and wave goodbye to his former teammates before departing for Wales again.He would have been hoping to make his Premier League bow away at Arsenal next Tuesday.“@EmilianoSala1, forever in yellow and green,” tweeted Nantes on Monday evening, along with the hashtag #MerciEmi.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes earlier this season © AFP/File / SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMISNANTES, France, Jan 22 – “Everyone is happy, except me,” said the Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic last week as he accepted that his leading scorer, Emiliano Sala, was leaving the club in a record transfer to Premier League side Cardiff City.The Welsh club had agreed to pay a reported £15 million (17 million euros; $19.3 million) for the 1.87m-tall Argentine forward, hoping that his eye for goal would fire them to Premier League safety.last_img read more

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AFCON is chance to prove our worth – Musa

first_img“It’s a prestigious opportunity and a huge honor not just for me but all players and Kenyans who support us. We are thankful because we have worked hard to earn this chance and now it is up to the players to work hard and show what we can do at the big stage,” the defender stated.The former Gor Mahia skipper believes the team has what it takes to go pasty the group stages and he believes this feat can be achieved if the boys replicate the performance they gave during the qualifiers.Kenya is drawn in Pool C alongside neighbors Tanzania, Algeria and Senegal.“I think it is a fair group for us and the challenge is now to go and do our best. I have the belief that we can make it out into the round of 16 because we have a very good team and every player who has been called up is up to the task,” Mohammed noted.Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed and coach Sebastien Migne before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluReflecting on his past season and a half in the Zambian Super League with Nkana, Mohammed says he is proud of his achievements especially winning a title as captain and he believes the best is yet to come.“Definitely at first it is always tough settling in to a new culture, to a new league but luckily for me I had teammates who helped me settle quick. I won the Charity Shield in my very first month as a captain and I think for me that was a huge achievement,” the defender notes.“As much as this season has been hard because we have not been able to do well domestically, I will count it as a success because of what we achieved in continental football. The team had not played in the Confederations Cup for such a long time and we managed to get to the quarter finals. That is no mean feat,”“I believe we would have gone further and even got to the final, but we only missed it by an inch. There are so many positives we can pick from this season moving into the next calendar,” Mohammed further stated.Joash Onyango (left) is consoled by captain Musa Mohammed after receiving a red card during Kenya’s African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNkana went into the Confederations Cup after losing out to Tanzania’s Simba in their final Champions League match. They went on to finish second in their group ahead of rivals Zesco United and Ghana’s Asante Kotoko.In the quarter finals, they lost to Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien 3-2 on aggregate. They won 2-1 at home but lost the corresponding fixture 2-0 in Sfax to bow out.“It was a worthy campaign for us with so many positives. We faced tough games home and away but we fought to get something,” he stated.On his plans for the next season;Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed when he was unveiled at Nkana FC in July 2018. PHOTO/Courtesy“We will not play continental football because we finished seventh in the regular season, but our target is to go back and regroup to fight better for the new campaign,”“Whether or not I will still be there is not certain but If I will be there, my target is to win and collect more titles as a player. I still have one year left on my contract and if  remain there, I want to give my best and see to it that we win a major title,” he added.On his former club Gor Mahia continuing their dominance locally Mohammed says;“I still follow their performances and as a former captain it gives me great pleasure to know that they are still dominating the league in Kenya. The last two seasons they have done what we always wanted to do as players before and that is qualify for the group stages of the Confederations Cup and I wish them all the best for next season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed in action during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on May 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed says next month’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt will be an opportunity for Kenya to prove its worth that it is regaining a place as one of the best footballing teams in Africa.Mohammed played an integral role as Kenya earned a place in the biennial championship in Egypt for the first time in 15 years and he says it is now up to the players to go to Cairo and prove they deserve to be there.last_img read more

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DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS REACH FINAL OF FOYLE CUP

first_imgThere was great drama and excitement in Oakland Park this evening, as the Donegal U12 schoolboys advanced to the final of the Foyle Cup after defeating Derry City Colts after a penalty shoot-out.Adrian McLaughlin was the Donegal hero as he pulled off two magnificent saves in the shoot-out to send his side through to the final.Donegal started this game in blistering fashion and could have been ahead after just two minutes. Great individual play from Conor Black had the Derry defence mesmerized and the Kilmacrennan youngster was unlucky to see his shot go narrowly wide.In the opening twenty minutes Donegal were utterly outstanding, moving the ball all around the pitch with fluency and precision and with a purpose.However they squandered chance after chance much to the frustration of managers James Doherty and Mel O’Donnell and the Donegal supporters in attendance.Manager Kevin McHugh couldn’t make the match as he was in Tolka Park with Finn Harps as they earned a battling 1-1 draw with Shelbourne. Then Derry City Colts scored a goal completely against the run of play on the stroke of half-time.A dangerous ball floated into the area wasn’t dealt with properly by the Donegal defence and Derry went ahead.Donegal responded well and got back on level terms ten minutes into the second period through a wonderful free-kick from Jack Murphy.Murphy was thirty yards out but unleashed an unstoppable effort to make it all square.Derry City Colts responded well and were much better in the second-half and created two great chances, thankfully for Donegal they failed to take them. In the end the sides couldn’t be separated and the game went to penalties.The first six penalties were all scored, then Donegal’s Jamie Grant missed his penalty and Derry were in the driving seat.However up step the hero, up step Adrian McLaughlin, who produced a fantastic save to keep Donegal in it.The next four penalties were scored and in sudden death McLaughlin produced another peach of a save that left the crowd in awe at the young keeper’s heroics. His save sparked frenzied celebration among the Donegal players, management and supporters.They now face a Cavan/Monaghan select side tomorrow at 1.15pm at the Brandywell.The other Donegal Schoolboys representatives have done fantastic with the u13’s and u14’s both defeating Celtic to reach finals.While the u15’s have also reached the final.A fantastic achievement by all sides and we wish them all the best of luck tomorrow in the finals.DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS REACH FINAL OF FOYLE CUP was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal U12sfinalFoyle Cuplast_img read more

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Photos: Warriors’ Klay Thompson 32 points carry them to win over the Los Angeles Clippers

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 by scoring 32 points while going 12-of-20 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3. The Warriors face the Clippers again in Game 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday. If they win, they’re likely to face the Houston Rockets, who are leading their series with the Utah Jazz 3-0. The Warriors, led by head coach Steve Kerr, have been NBA champions in 2015, 2017 and 2018.Tho …last_img read more

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Phillip Johnson Re-Buries Darwin

first_imgDarwin may still rule from the grave, but Phillip Johnson has good reason to hope Darwin’s ghost will decay with the old evolutionist’s interred bones.  A father of the intelligent design movement, Johnson wrote and spoke and influenced many with his focus on the linch pin of Darwinism, its insistence on undirected natural processes.  It’s the 20th anniversary of the publication of Johnson’s highly influential book Darwin on Trial, and the Discovery Institute, an ID think tank, has just launched a new website and series to re-popularize Johnson’s impact. The website is DarwinOnTrail.com, featuring a biography, book list, articles, news and multimedia.  A series of articles on Johnson, including video clips, can be found on Evolution News & Views: Darwin on Trail 20 Years Later, Phillip Johnson Reflects on Darwin on Trial Anniversary, and New Website Celebrates Darwin on Trial in its 20th Anniversary.  More articles will be forthcoming during the week. If you’re new to Phillip E. Johnson, start with the short intro video to get an idea of why he is important.  Then watch a 90-minute speech he gave in his prime posted at Evolution News & Views to appreciate his cogent, insightful, articulate explication of the central issues in the Darwin vs design debates.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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