‘I’ve waited for hours’: Fans left furious amid Asian Games ticket chaos

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Today is the day where the integrated ticketing system starts to take over (from Kiostix to Blibli), perhaps the long queues are because of that,” he told AFP.The Asian Games will see about 17,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries in host cities Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Liu breaks 50-meter backstroke world record at Asian Games View comments Fans have also lashed out after difficulties booking tickets online. Organisers switched to a new ticketing website last week after the previous site crashed.On Tuesday, a queue dozens of meter long formed at a booth at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium. Awang, 67, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said he had been queuing since 8:00 am.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’“I want to buy badminton tickets for me and my wife,” Awang told AFP. “We don’t know whether there are any left, I hope so otherwise I would collapse.“I’ve waited here in the heat for hours.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal One problem is that the booths do not sell advance tickets, meaning that fans have to queue up on the day. Many people were furious when told at midday that their event had sold out.“There are not just Indonesians here queuing, also foreigners. Don’t embarrass us (Indonesia). Just open more counters,” one man shouted.Asian Games tickets can be bought online via e-commerce company Blibli, after organizers switched from KiosTix following a server breakdown. But many tickets were sold out online.Some spectators were approached by scalpers who sold tickets at twice their face value.Eris Heriyanto, secretary general of INASGOC, the Games’ organizing committee, said he wasn’t aware of the ticketing issues.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Long queues are seen at the 2018 Asian Games ticket booths outside of Senayan sport complex in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOHundreds of people were left furious Tuesday after queueing for hours in the heat for Asian Games tickets — and then being told there were none left.Some fans screamed in anger when told many of the events had sold out, in what was just the latest problem surrounding tickets at the Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Guyana Times stands by its report on Joey Jagan’s PPP win

first_imgGuyana Times has exclusive footage of the statement made by Joey Jagan at the Indian Arrival Committee’s event to commemorate the 100 Birth Anniversary of the People’s Progressive Party’s founder leader Dr Cheddi Jagan.At the event Mr Jagan predicted the Party’s return to power, despite the challenges it is facing. He has since sought to distance himself from the statements after it gained traction following the publication of a Guyana Times report. The Times media group is standing by its report.https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Joey-Jagan.mp4last_img read more

Messi is not a leader for Argentina- Maradona

first_img0Shares0000Diego Maradona was Argentina coach as a team featuring Lionel Messi was eliminated by Germany in the last eight of the 2010 World Cup © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOPARIS, France, Oct 13 – Lionel Messi “is not a leader,” said Diego Maradona of the current Argentina talisman in an interview in Mexico.“It’s useless to try and make a leader out of someone who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game,” Maradona said on Fox Sports. “Before speaking to the coach and players he will be on the PlayStation. Then, on the field, he wants to be the leader,” Maradona said as he answered questions in a stumbling voice, sometimes seeming to contradict himself.“He is the best in the world along with Cristiano [Ronaldo],” Maradona said. “But he’s not a leader.”Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986, said Messi, who was again unable to emulate that feat in Russia this summer was expected to be “the saviour of the fatherland.”“Let’s stop making a god out of Messi. Messi is Messi for Barcelona, but playing in an Argentina shirt he is another Messi.”Maradona, who is in Mexico coaching second-division Sinaloa, said that if he was Argentina coach he would “not call on Messi” before adding “never say never.”“You have to take the leadership away for him to be the Messi we want him to be,” Maradona said.Messi, who is 31, has not played for Argentina in three low-key friendlies since a 4-3 loss to eventual champions France in the first knock-out round at the World Cup, but has not officially retired from the national team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Countrywide’s Mozilo facing more pressure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It also chided Mozilo for selling huge amounts of Countrywide stock as the crisis at the Calabasas-based company deepened and noted that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into those transactions. “His continued presence is a distraction and an impediment to Countrywide’s recovery,” the letter said. Countrywide officials did not return a call seeking comment. This is the second demand for Mozilo’s firing since in a week. On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that a pension plan that owns Countrywide shares also called for Mozilo’s dismissal. Washington, D.C.-based American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which has about 1.4 million members, asked the board to replace Mozilo with two independent directors. That demand came in a six-page letter sent to the company late Thursday. It also wants Countrywide to replace its executive compensation committee with people who have not played a role in the committee’s actions. CtW also said Mozilo has been “grossly” overpaid during his tenure and noted he netted over $300 million in recent years through his stock sales. “Mr. Mozilo’s compensation is far out of line with his peers in the financial services industry,” the company’s letter said. For example, last year he received a total compensation package of more than $48 million. In comparison, CEOs of much larger financial institutions such as Bank of America, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase were paid $28 million, $26 million and $39 million, respectively. And in a Forbes 2007 report on CEO compensation, Mozilo ranked seventh in the country total compensation for 2006. “As if this compensation package weren’t harmful enough to shareholders, Mozilo, apparently sensing the imminent collapse of Countrywide’s share price, has engaged in massive sales of company shares while the stock price was inflated,” Patterson wrote in his letter. The two letters to Countrywide’s board are the latest shots at the company and its founder by shareholders angered by the stock slide. Per Olstad, an attorney with CtW, said Countrywide stock has lost about 60 percent of its value since January. The company’s stock closed Monday at $15.68, up 45 cents, or 2.45 percent. But that is well off the 52-week high of $45.26 reached Jan. 26 and just 68 cents off the 52-week low of Aug. 16. The company also has been the target of shareholder lawsuits claiming it has misrepresented its financial condition. And two weeks ago North Carolina’s state treasurer asked for an SEC probe of Mozilo’s stock sales. With the Countrywide board’s approval, Mozilo has been trading shares under terms of what is known as 10b5-1 trading plans. The criticism came because those plans were changed several times in late 2006 and early 2007 to increase the number of shares he could sell each month. Countrywide reports third quarter earnings Friday and already has said it expects to take a pre-tax charge of $125 million to $150 million stemming from its plan to slash thousands of jobs amid rising mortgage defaults and foreclosures. Countrywide said in early September it would cut as many as 12,000 jobs, or about 20 percent of its workforce. As far as Patterson is concerned, it all means Mozilo has lost control of the company. “While Mr. Mozilo played an instrumental role in building Countrywide into the nation’s largest mortgage lender,” he wrote, “he has failed to provide leadership as the company attempts to navigate its way.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CALABASAS – Pressure continued to build Monday for Angelo Mozilo’s ouster as the head of Countrywide Financial Corp., with the company’s stock price plunging with the real estate market. The latest demand came from Washington, D.C.-based CtW Investment Group, which works with pension funds sponsored by unions that hold about 3.5 million shares of Countrywide stock. CtW stated its case in a letter to Harley W. Snyder, Countrywide’s lead director. “We call upon the Countrywide Board of Director’s to immediately secure the resignation of Angelo Mozilo, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer,” wrote William Patterson, CtW’s executive director. last_img read more

GAA: ALL THIS WEEK’S COUNTY GAA FIXTURES

first_imgALL COUNTY GAA FIXTURESWednesday 4th September Centra Under Twenty One A ChampionshipQuarter Finals @ 6-15pmCloughaneely v Four Masters in Convoy Seamus McGonagleGaoth Dobhair v Sean MacCumhaills in O Donnell Pk Mickey Mulhern Wednesday 4th SeptemberCentra Under Twenty One B ChampionshipQuarter Finals @ 6-15pmBurt v Urris in Carndonagh Paddy McGonagleAodh Rhua B/S v Buncrana in MacCumhaill Pk Ian MolloyThursday 5th September Under Twenty One Hurling Championship @ 6-15pmAodh Rhua B/S v Burt Rory McGonagleSaturday 7TH SeptemberAll Sports Donegal Intermediate ChampionshipSemi FinalSt Nauls v Naomh Columba in Fintra @ 6pm Mickey MulhernLinesmen Shane Toolan @ Ryan WalshIntermediate Reserve ChampionshipSemi FinalDownings v Fanad Gaels in Termon @ 6pm Paddy McKeeverLinesmen Joe O Donnell @ Gerard McHughMarley CoachesDivision Four @ 6-45pmNa Rossa v Urris Myles SweeneyMoville v Burt Liam McConigleyNaomh Padriag Muff v Pettigo John FrielConvoy v Letterkenny Gaels Shaun McLaughlinMilford v Naomh Ultan Mark McGlinsheyDivision Four Reserve @ 5-30pmMoville v Burt Thomas BrownConvoy v Letterkenny Gaels Benny TreartyMilford v Naomh Ultan James ConnersMarley CoachesDivision Five @ 6-45pmArdara v Glenfin Declan CallaghanSunday 8th SeptemberAll Sports DonegalIntermediate ChampionshipSemi FinalAodh Rhua v Naomh Muire in MacCumaill Pk @ 3pm Michael McShaneLinesmen Paddy McKeever @‘ Mark McGlinsheyIntermediate Reserve ChampionshipSemi FinalSt Nauls v Buncrana in MacCumhaill Pk @ 1-30pm Connie DohertyLinesmen Paddy McKeever @‘ Mark McGlinsheyBrian Mc Cormick SportsDivision One @ 3pmGaoth Dobhair v Naomh Conaill Seamus McGonagleArdara v St Michaels Jimmy WhiteKillybegs v Four Masters Ian MolloyDivision One Reserve @ 1-30pmGaoth Dobhair v Naomh Conaill Mark DorrianArdara v St Michaels PaddyMcGowanMcGlynns Restaurant CastlefinDivision TwoBuncrana v Termon Tony GallagherSean Mc Cumhaills v Bundoran @ 6-30pm Martin CollDivision Two Reserve @ 5pmSean Mc Cumhaills v Bundoran Paul CliffordCentra Supermarkets DonegalDivision Three @ 3pmDownings v Naomh Brid Paddy McGonagleGAA: ALL THIS WEEK’S COUNTY GAA FIXTURES was last modified: September 3rd, 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:GAA: ALL THIS WEEK’S COUNTY GAA FIXTURESlast_img read more

CHILD AMONG SIX PEOPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER ANOTHER HORRIFIC SMASH IN INISHOWEN

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A child is among six people who have been hospitalised after another horrific car crash on the Inishowen Peninisula.The crash happened around 6.40pm last night on the road between Ballyliffin and Carndonagh at the townland of Rasheney.Donegaldaily understands that a jeep and a Volkswagen Passat car were involved in the accident. We also understand that TWO people are critical as a result of the crash and have been transferred to hospitals in Dublin.Gardai have sealed off the road to carry out a full investigation into the crash.The crash comes almost a year after eight people were killed in the State’s worst single road accident.The investigation into that crash, which happened outside Clonmany on July 12th last year, is still ongoing. It is believed the investigation has been hampered because of injuries sustained by one of the people involved in the crash.More later……EndsCHILD AMONG SIX PEOPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER ANOTHER HORRIFIC SMASH IN INISHOWEN was last modified: May 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Half-time: Bournemouth 1 Chelsea 2

first_imgGoals from Pedro and Eden Hazard put Chelsea in command at the Vitality Stadium before Tommy Elphick pulled one back for the hosts.Barely three minutes had been played when the Blues went in front. A swift counter ended with Cesc Fabregas finding fellow Spaniard Pedro, who finished coolly past Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc.The Cherries, seeking to do the double over Chelsea after December’s win at Stamford Bridge, forced a couple of saves from Blues keeper Asmir Begovic, starting in place of the suspended Thibaut Courtois.The Bosnian first denied Lewis Grabban at his near post and then held Josh King’s header.Just as Bournemouth looked the team more likely to score, Chelsea conjured a second goal.Hazard, back in the team for the first time since 9 March, drifted in from the left and fired in a low shot from the edge of the box which beat Boruc.But Bournemouth immediately cut the lead in half when skipper Elphick, up from centre-half, guided in a header from a corner.Begovic had to make a very good save from Junior Stanislas to prevent an equaliser as Guus Hiddink;s side led at the end of an open first half.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Mikel, Baba; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Amelia, Miazga, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore, Pato, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wet Cave with Fossils Found in Dry Desert

first_imgThe Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on earth – it gets about 1mm of rainfall per year, if that – but scientists just discovered a wet cave there.  Robert Roy Britt reported for Live Science that these desert caves can contain water, and at least one is loaded with fossils – indicating a moist climate for the region in the past.    The discovery was totally unexpected, the article says.  There is even evidence of prehistoric human activity.  Hundreds of thousands of bones in one of the Atacama caves, mixed with tree branches, were found eroding out of cave walls.  The article contains a link to a photograph of ungulate bones seemingly jammed together in the wall in a haphazard manner.  Ungulates (grazing animals that chew the cud) must have enjoyed a wealth of grass here at one time.    The team led by J. Judson Wynne of the SETI Institute was exploring the desert for caves that might resemble those on Mars, in hopes of finding likely places to look for life.  Mars is still a question, but there was apparently plenty of life at this location in the past.  The team is seeking to determine whether the bones were “dumped into the cave by prehistoric people or if perhaps they were trapped by a flood.”  One of the team members was “marveling over the extent of this deposition as well as discussing what could have possibly led to the deposition of these bones.”  Readers may want to follow the adventures of the expedition on Wynne’s blog.    Speaking of caves, another amazing underground feature has been exciting cavers since its discovery in New Mexico in 2001.  A large passageway in old Fort Stanton Cave sports a river of crystal running for over four miles – the longest known cave formation in the world.  See Live Science for the story.  Named the Snowy River by its discoverers, it is unique and beautiful.  They still have not determined how far it goes.  The Bureau of Land Management tells about its discovery and has a photo gallery of the river and the cave.  In a return trip last year, cavers were surprised to find water flowing over the crystal.  It had been dry on previous surveys.  Apparently new layers of calcite are deposited each time the underground river periodically flows.What a planet we live on.  There are still phenomenal discoveries to be made.  Imagine hundreds of thousands of fossils and tree branches buried in one of the driest places on earth.  What does that suggest?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African to head global nursing society

first_img4 December 2013South African Hester Klopper was appointed president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), at its 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis in the United States last month.She is the first non-North American to head up the 90-year-old non-profit organisation, which has a global network of 492 chapters throughout 90 countries.Klopper is the chief executive of the Forum for University Nursing Deans in South Africa. A research scholar with more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, she has extensive networks in global health, policy development and nursing.She also co-ordinates the PLUME programme, funded by the National Research Foundation in South Africa, which supports the development of post-doctoral research programmes.Klopper’s appointment “marks an important step as we become more internationally global,” STTI chief executive Patricia Thompson said in a statement. “She will be an inspirational leader whose global vision will prove valuable now and in the future.”The newly elected president said she would focus on “servant leadership, connectedness, transformation and gratitude” in her two years of service at STTI.“By their very nature, nurses epitomise servant leadership,” Klopper said. “I am thrilled to see the transformational impact STTI members continue to make on a global scale.”The role of nurses in influencing government policy and enhancing health systems worldwide are also focal points for Klopper. At her direction, STTI has taken the lead in creating the global advisory panel on the future of nursing, which will meet for the first time in Switzerland in March 2014.STTI is a non-profit organisation, which supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses in contributing to healthcare worldwide.Founded in 1922 at the Indiana University School of Nursing, the society has more than 135 000 members – including practicing nurses, educators, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others – in more than 90 countries.The society holds non-governmental organisation special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Unique variety of pumpkin developed

first_imgThe Ludhiana-based Punjab Agricultural University has developed a unique pumpkin variety that does not have a hard seed coat. “Plants of cucurbit family have a thick and leathery seed coat. Decorticated seeds of muskmelon, watermelon, longmelon and cucumber are commonly used for confectionery and home preparations in India. We have now developed a unique pumpkin variety that does not have the hard seed coat and can be used as it is. The Research Evaluation Committee and the State Varietal Approval Committee has approved this variety for cultivation in Punjab,” said Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Head of Department of Vegetable Science at PAU. Mr. Dhatt said it is the first variety of ‘soft’ seeded pumpkin in India and its cultivation at commercial level will meet the domestic requirement of snack seed and bakery industry as well as offer opportunities for exports. “Raw or roasted pumpkin seeds are used as snack food in many parts of the world. It is also used for cooking, baking, nutrient supplement and functional agent. Oil of pumpkin seeds is used in cooking and salad dressing, particularly in Europe and America,” he said, adding that export possibilities of this seed could help farmers in boosting their income.last_img read more