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Latest World Cup mascot unveiled

first_imgFIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) were pleased to share with the world one of the most important ambassadors for the global event on Brazilian broadcaster TV Globo’s weekly Fantástico entertainment show.“I’m delighted to welcome such an important member to the 2014 team,” Brazil World Cup legend Ronaldo said.which he has for the sport and for his country.”The Brazilian population will give the mascot its name via a public vote, which will conclude in mid-November. The three options are Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.“The fact that the three-banded armadillo is a vulnerable species is very fitting,” FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said.“One of the key objectives through the 2014 FIFA World Cup is to use the event as a platform to communicate the importance of the environment and ecology. “We are glad to be able to do so with the help of a mascot who I’m sure will be much-loved, not only in Brazil, but all over the world.”last_img read more

Wall takes over, Wizards tie series with Raptors at 2-2

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Raptors went up by two, but Wall pulled the Wizards even with a layup that drew a goaltending call, then put the hosts in front to stay by feeding Markieff Morris for a layup off the glass. As the final seconds ticked away, Wall held up two fingers on each hand. Yep, it’s 2-2, and the home team has won every game so far.Toronto will host Game 5 on Wednesday.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 crownDeRozan started 0 for 6, before winding up with 35 points, six assists and six rebounds. Kyle Lowry scored 19 points for Toronto.The Raptors led by as many as 12 in the second quarter and were up 51-40 at halftime, led by DeRozan’s 15 points. Washington shot only 34 percent in the half, including 1 for 7 on 3s. Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Washington’s Otto Porter Jr., 0 for 4 with one point in the first half, scored eight in the first 3½ minutes of the third quarter, including a pair of 3s, helping Washington eliminate what had grown to a 14-point deficit. He and Beal drove the hosts’ offense, and when the latter hit a 3 midway through that period — his fourth make on four tries from beyond the arc up to then — Washington held its first lead of the evening, at 66-65.The Wizards hit 5 of 6 tries on 3-pointers in the third quarter and matched their first-half output by scoring 40 in the period, which ended at 80-all.Toronto scored the first eight points of the final quarter, but Washington quickly responded, and it went back-and-forth the rest of the way.TIP-INSRaptors: Now 0-4 all-time in Game 4 when up 2-1; have never led a playoff series 3-1. … Starter OG Anunoby limped off late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle problem after Wizards C Martin Gortat landed on him under Washington’s basket. Anunoby returned after halftime. … Backup PG Fred VanVleet sat out yet again with an injured right shoulder. VanVleet has appeared for only three minutes in this series, all in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington’s last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 Sunday night and even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.The game was tied at 92 with about five minutes left when Beal — who led Washington with 31 points — drew his sixth foul on a play in which he and DeMar DeRozan collided while Toronto had the ball. Beal raced along the sideline, put his hands on his head, then returned to the Wizards’ bench area and threw a red towel before being restrained by teammates.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Wizards: Won their eighth consecutive playoff home game; only the Golden State Warriors, with 11 home wins in a row, have a longer active streak. … Wall entered Game 4 averaging 26.7 points and 12.7 assists in the series. He could become only the third player in NBA history to put up 25 points and 10 assists per game in multiple postseasons, joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.‘MILLENIAL FIGHT’There were none of the sort of contretemps that marked Game 3, when Morris tangled with Anunoby and shoved an official less than three minutes in — drawing a $25,000 fine from the NBA on Saturday — and, later, Wall and Serge Ibaka got in each other’s faces until a Wizards security guard got involved.Wizards coach Scott Brooks, a point guard in the league in the 1990s, joked about how heated things got.“I don’t know if that would be considered a fight when I played,” Brooks said. “It was maybe a modern-day millennial fight.”UP NEXT:Game 5 is at Toronto on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Be vigilant of money launderers – FIU Head warns

first_img…receives 120 suspicious transaction reports for 2019Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Matthew Langevine is encouraging the general public to be vigilant of persons involved in money laundering and drug trafficking activities, who solicit individuals to carry out monetary transactions on their behalf.The FIU Head said the Unit has been receiving increasing numbers of suspicious transaction reports from money transfer agencies. It has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of the regular man on the street.“We have seen students being used to send monies through these money transfers agencies, housewives, unemployed persons etc we want to encourage the public at large to be vigilant against these activities and not to get caught up in these activities,” Langevine told the Department of Public Information (DPI).For 2018 alone, the FIU received 330 suspicious transaction reports, the majority of which came from money transfer agencies. For this year, 120 suspicious reports were made to the Unit, a high per cent also coming from the money transfer entities.Director of the FIUMatthew Langevine“[It is] a sector which we see a high level of suspicious transaction activities where monies are sent cross borders that raise a number of concerns.”Langevine stressed that every citizen has an obligation to play their part in fighting money laundering.“We want to encourage the public at large not to get caught up in those kinds of activities however beneficial it may seem to you in the onset because it can have far-reaching implications for persons.”The FIU Head lauded the support of the more than 330 reporting agencies that continue to provide much-needed information to the Unit.“We have been getting relatively good support. I think the entities recognise the importance of this and with the kind of engagements we have been having nationally to ensure that the agencies understand their obligation, they appreciate why they need to be reporting the information to us.”These engagements include outreaches and training across the country.Twelve intelligence reports have been sent to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).In addition to reports from the money transfer agencies, the FIU has also been receiving suspicious transaction reports from a number of financial institutions, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) and gold dealers. Langevine said those sectors continue to actively monitor transactions and provide intelligence to the FIU which, in turn, shares with SOCU.For 2018 and 2019, the FIU sent 29 and 12 intelligence reports respectively to SOCU, covering several different suspected predicate offences including corruption and bribery, drug trafficking, fraud and tax evasion among others.Through MoU’s signed with State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA), the Unit has also been able to assist the entity with financial information to assist in investigations it was conducting.He said FIU’s services are utilised across the intelligence sector and they work closely with several competent authorities including the GRA, Central Bank and the gaming authority.last_img read more


first_imgMIDNIGHT UPDATE: By John Gill, Burnfoot: AN AMBULANCE and more armed Gardai have arrived at a security cordon close to where a murder suspect is believed to be hiding.A chopper with the armed officers touched down in a field off the Brae Road between Burnfoot and Muff just after 11pm.An ambulance arrived at the scene at ten minutes to midnight. Gardai believe Kieran McLaughlin, the chief suspect in the brutal murder of Barry McCrory, shot dead in a flat in Derry city centre on Thursday morning, is inside an outbuilding.Police took the unusual step on Friday morning of issuing a picture of McLaughlin.Gardai spent Friday searching Border areas close to Derry in the hunt for the suspect.It followed reports at teatime that McLaughlin was seen close to a parochial house in Muff. Gardaí later surrounded a barn used to keep pigs, around 2kms away.Neighbours told us they haven’t been told what has been going on.“The first we knew about it was the large Garda presence,” said one.“We had no idea what was going on.”The PSNI raided a nmber of homes in Galliagh on the Derry side of the Border as part of the operation. Earlier the killing has been widely condemned with British PM David Cameron the latest to denounce the shooting.He was in Belfast to attend a major investment conference and he took time out at the end of the event to condemn the killing of Mr McCrory and that of 46-year-old Brendan Kearney in Belfast on Wednesday night.He said: “These murders are despicable and the people responsible should be hunted down prosecuted and convicted, they should face justice.”The dead man’s family, including his mother Anne, father Danny and son Shea attended a peace rally held in Guildhall Square in protest at the killing. McLaughlinFollowing a two minutes silence, the crowd of several hundred were told a clear message needed to be sent out from Derry that violence from all quarters was not acceptable in the city.Meanwhile, Mr McCrory’s body remains in Belfast where a post mortem examination has taken place. The family hope to have is remains returned to them tomorrow with burial expected on Monday.LATEST: AMBULANCE AND EXTRA ARMED GARDAÍ AT STAND-OFF WITH MURDER SUSPECT was last modified: October 12th, 2013 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:Kieran McLaughlinMurder suspectsiegelast_img read more