Rams’ male cheerleaders make Super Bowl history

first_imgWhile they’ve endured some hostility from some fans who believe NFL cheerleading should remain the preserve of women, Peron told the Los Angeles Times that the support of their families, a majority of fans and their fellow cheerleaders had carried them through.“Whatever has been out there we’ve been able to take it, because we know who has our backs,” Peron, 26, told the newspaper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our family has our backs, our girls have our backs and the city of L.A., they’ve got us.”The Rams didn’t go into the season seeking to add men to the cheer squad. Peron, a professional dancer and choreographer got the idea to try out when he was watching a Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Game, where the Laker Girls cheerleaders entertain during pauses in the games. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots rewrote the record book with a 13-3 Super Bowl triumph over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies made some NFL history of their own.Rams cheerleader Napoleon Jinnies (C) performs with other cheerleaders during Super Bowl LIII.Image: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFPJinnies and Peron are part of a 40-member Rams cheerleader squad — the first male dance-style cheerleaders in the history of the league and now, the first to perform at a Super Bowl.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Silence echoes across Pyeongchang Olympic venues “I’m looking down at the Laker Girls and I thought, ‘Why can’t I do this?’” he said.Jinnies, a professional dancer and makeup artist, had a similar thought, when talking to fellow dancers.“We were just casually talking about auditions and I thought, ‘Why not just show up?’” NVGRELATED STORIES:How male cheerleaders are breaking gender norms at the SuperbowlADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Celebrity moments were plentiful at Super BowlSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img read more

West Bank supermarket robbed

first_imgThe owner of R Tularam and Sons Supermarket is now counting his losses after bandits broke into his premises in the wee hours of Monday morning carting off with a large sum of cash and other valuables.Rebenaut Tularam of Lot 10 Malgre Tout, West Bank Demerara (WBD), told Guyana Times that at around 01:00h, he awoke to startling noise but upon inspection saw nothing out of place and went back to bed.He disclosed that at around 04:30h he was awakened by his security guard who told him that there was a hole in the side of the fence.He said the family went downstairs to the shocking scene. He explained that the supermarket was ransacked and that numerous items were missing.Tularam stated that his personal office was broken into and important documents along with all of his finances were stolen.“I cannot say definitively what was missing from the supermarket because it is very big but I do know that a lot was taken” the distraught businessman explained.According to the angered businessman, he called the La Grange Police Station along with the Leonora Police Station and the closer Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station but was given the royal runaround.“They just kept on ignoring my reports and I was even told that there was no patrol available because the wheel of the vehicle was punctured”.The businessman said the police eventually showed up at his premises at about 07:00h.The matter is currently under investigation.last_img read more

Guyana to benefit from hosting 1st Inter-American Tourism Congress

first_imgGuyana is expected to benefit significantly from the hosting of the 24th Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR) Congress of Ministers and high-level officials of tourism next month.This is according to Business and Tourism Development Minister Dominic Gaskin, who underscored the importance of the event and the benefits to be realised from staging it in Guyana.Minister Gaskin was speaking at the launching of the Congress in January. He maintained that the Congress would raise the country’s tourism and business profiles and would also contribute to Guyana’s economic growth in several other ways.Gaskin noted that it was an opportunity for the country to demonstrate its capacity to host high-level events and to develop international ties with other countries.The Inter-American Congress will see discussions related to tourism in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, the importance of product innovation in the connected Americas, and multi-destination travel as a strategy for connecting the Americas and building resilience in the tourism sector among others.Held under the theme “Connecting the Americas through Sustainable Tourism”, the conference will have several cultural presentations, tourism booths, replicas of Indigenous benabs, and also the vending of local craft.Furthermore, special sessions will be devoted to Guyana to address tourism in a green economy. This will serve as an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to sell and market products within Guyana.The event is slated for March 21-22, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel.This will be the first time that Guyana will host an Organisation of American States (OAS) ministerial conference of this nature. Ministers from 34 countries that are part of the OAS will meet for the CITUR.Ambassador Riyad Insanally, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the OAS, and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in December last signed a Memorandum of Understanding at OAS Headquarters in Washington, DC.The Secretary General congratulated the Government of Guyana on its offer to host the Congress and reiterated the support of the OAS Secretariat to ensure the success of the event.The hosting of the Congress is being coordinated by the Business Ministry’s Department of Tourism, led by Director General Donald Sinclair.last_img read more

Mayor reminds “littering is unlawful” amid garbage pileup post-Easter

first_imgGeorgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine looks on in disgust at a polluted section of the seawallFollowing a huge garbage pileup after the holiday weekend festivities in the city, Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine has reminded that persons can be charged for littering.In a Facebook post in which he expressed that he was “feeling sad”, Mayor Narine said, “it is with regret that I express my displeasure with the manner in which businesses and citizens disposed of their garbage, in the Kitty Sea Wall area”.Garbage was scattered all across the shores even though the City Council provided four skip bins, none of which were utilised, the Mayor said.“The M&CC provided four skip bins for the area, none of which were utilised, resulting in a large amount of litter in the said area and its surrounding environment,” the Mayor posted.He added: “The M&CC wishes to remind citizens and businesses that littering is unlawful as outlined in the Environmental Protection Act No 11 of 1996 and Chapter 28:01 Municipal and District Councils Act”.As a consequence, the Mayor urged all citizens to take responsibility for the manner in which they dispose of their garbage.“We should not allow others to bestrew our environment, while we are taking measures to keep same clean,” he stated.Just last month, Mayor Narine had proposed that the fine for littering be raised to $50,000. The fine is currently $10,000.Garbage piles left around the city following the festivities on MondayGarbage piles left around the city following the festivities on Mondaylast_img read more

Diet pill no quick cure

first_imgAbout half of patients in trials experienced gastrointestinal side effects, including leakages and oily discharges. GlaxoSmithKline is frank about those unpleasant effects, which it says can be controlled if the drug is used properly. The campaign stresses the importance of keeping meals under 15grams of fat to avoid negative side effects. Educational materials even recommend that people start the program when they have a few days off work, or to bring an extra pair of pants to the office. Experts say a failure to adequately prepare consumers about the effects contributed to Xenical’s limited success. The alli event comes a day after the company’s shares dropped almost 8percent when a report this week found the company’s widely prescribed diabetes pill raised the risk of heart attacks and possibly death. Some experts called it another Vioxx-like example of the U.S. government failing to protect people from an unsafe drug. Glaxo shares gained 1.5percent, to $53.99, on Tuesday. Alli only affects the digestive system, Glaxo says, and is the only safe over-the-counter diet drug that’s been shown to work. The company estimates that 5million to 6million Americans a year will buy the drug, translating to at least $1.5billion a year in retail sales. The drug will come in “starter kits” containing a food journal, a healthy-eating guide and a fat and calorie reference guide. A 60-capsule kit will cost about $50 while a 90-capsule pack will cost about $60. Recommended usage is one or two pills daily. Labeling indicates alli is appropriate for anybody who is overweight, or has a body mass index of 25 or higher. A body mass index above 30 is considered obese. Just how many people find alli’s benefits worth the cost of the drug is the “million dollar question,” said Kelly Brownell, a food policy researcher at Yale University. Diet drugs don’t deliver the big results most people expect, and they are only effective when used along with diet and exercise, Brownell said. The alli exhibit in New York City – featuring plates with sensible portion sizes and an interactive Web site – encapsulates the drug maker’s marketing emphasis on that need for diet and exercise. To prepare for alli’s launch in mid-June, the company ran television spots directing viewers to a Web site where they could learn more about the drug. A retail book was also made available. The idea, Burton said, was to give “people some pause” and time to learn about the drug. The message that alli isn’t an easy fix marks a step in the right direction for pharmaceutical companies, said Michael Santoro, a professor of business ethics at Rutgers University. “One of the things we’ve seen so often in advertisements is that a drug can be an alternative to a healthy lifestyle,” Santoro said. Still, he questioned whether a diet drug had any role in a campaign about healthy lifestyles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s just what happened to the prescription version of the drug Xenical by Roche Holding, which contains twice the dosage. People were let down when it failed to deliver dramatic results, and the drug never really caught on, Brozak said. GlaxoSmithKline has apparently learned the lesson and is counting on alli to become a star money-maker. The company is spending $150million on marketing alli this year, making it one of the drug maker’s biggest campaigns to date. “We’ve done everything to go out of our way to be honest,” said Steve Burton, vice president of the weight control division at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. “We’re taking a very different approach than the fad diets people are constantly exposed to.” In clinical trials, the FDA said people using alli lost an additional 2pounds to 3pounds for every 5pounds lost through diet and exercise. The FDA approved alli to be sold over the counter in February. When taken with meals, the drug blocks the absorption of about one-quarter of any fat consumed. That fat – about 150 calories to 200 calories worth – is passed out of the body, potentially resulting in loose stools. NEW YORK – You won’t lose weight in your sleep or shed pounds while eating anything you want – that’s the sobering message from the maker of a weight-loss pill poised to hit shelves next month. GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday opened an educational exhibit in New York City to prepare the country for alli, the first over-the-counter diet pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration. While the cautionary marketing approach might not trigger stampedes to the counter, analysts say the drug’s fate hinges on the pharmaceutical giant’s ability to persuade people that diet pills aren’t a magic bullet. “People’s hopes are ridiculously high when it comes to diet pills. That leads to disappointment and bad word of mouth,” said Steven Brozak, an analyst with WBB Securities. last_img read more

Brothers honor father

first_imgCALABASAS – Viewpoint High of Calabasas boys’ basketball and volleyball coach Mike Talamantes Jr. and his younger brother Matt have brought programs in both sports to new heights. The way they see it, there is no better way to honor their father’s legacy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Matt Talamantes, a standout junior shooting guard, is among the area’s leading scorers, averaging 22.4 points and 8.1 assists for the Patriots (7-8, 4-1 in Liberty League), who have already equaled their win total from last season, when they were 7-15. Viewpoint was 3-21 last season. “Everything I do as a coach is to honor my dad’s memory,” Mike Talamantes said. The two brothers moved to the Valley in the summer of 2004, a year after Mike Talamantes took a coaching/teaching job at Viewpoint. Mike Talamantes commuted to Viewpoint from his home in the Long Beach area, while Matt was enrolled at St. John Bosco of Bellflower his freshman year. “My brother wasn’t happy and I wasn’t happy,” Mike Talamantes said. “Our dad was a big influence in our lives and it was a hard time for us because we barely got to see each other.” These days, the Talamantes brothers barely spend any time apart, and are cherishing every moment. “We’re both very stubborn and we did butt heads a few times in the beginning of last season, but this year, (Matt is) more of an extension of me on the court,” Mike Talamantes said. Matt Talamantes has had several big games, including a 40-point performance in a 68-58 victory over league rival Yeshiva of Los Angeles on Dec. 15, the school’s first win against Yeshiva. Facing a smothering defense in a 89-77 loss to league favorite Buckley of Sherman Oaks on Jan. 10, Talamantes was held to eight points but managed 20 assists. “Even when he’s being guarded by three or guys sometimes, he’s still puts all the pressure on himself,” Mike Talamantes said. “It’s not that he’s selfish, it’s just that he has a tremendous will to win.” Coming together: After an 0-3 start, Village Christian of Sun Valley’s boys’ basketball team won eight of its past 11. The Crusaders have emerged as the Alpha League’s team to beat after opening league with a 60-46 victory over Windward of Los Angeles on Jan. 10 and a 62-45 win against L.A. Baptist of North Hills on Jan. 13. Standout Wayne Robinson, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, is averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds. “We’ve had some guys come back from football and some of our younger guys have really stepped up,” Village Christian coach J.C. Carter said. “They’ve really come together.” Enrollment issue: Valley Torah of Valley Village boys’ basketball coach Doug Yocum said an error in his school’s reported enrollment has his team competing in Southern Section Div. IV-AA instead of the smaller Div. V-A. The Southern Section has the small Jewish school’s enrollment listed at 285. Its actual attendance is 235. Yocum hopes to have the issue cleared up by next season. “We’re eager to get this resolved,” Yocum said. “I believe we’d have a much better chance to go deep into the playoffs in the smaller division.” Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Talamantes brothers moved to the San Fernando Valley together a year after former Cathedral of Los Angeles basketball and volleyball coach Mike Talamantes Sr.’s death in May 2003. Matt Talamantes was a setter on Viewpoint’s Southern Section Div. V championship volleyball team last fall and has the rebuilding Patriots’ basketball team off to its best start in years. last_img read more

Some Man United fans respond to Man City’s Non-League Day programme

first_imgManchester City have received stick from fans for omitting Salford City and FC United of Manchester when promoting Non-League Day this weekend.Salford and FC United have close ties with the Citizens’ rivals Manchester United and were missing from the fixture list the Premier League champions tweeted. Our pick of tomorrow’s local #NonLeagueDay2018 fixtures! ⚽️Get down and support your local team! pic.twitter.com/mVzj1LLIL4— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 12, 2018City encouraged fans to attend a non-league game this weekend as it is the international break, tweeting: “Our pick of tomorrow’s local #NonLeagueDay2018 fixtures! Get down and support your local team!”But not even Non-League Day could allow City to put their rivalry with United to one side!Salford are part-owned by five members of the famous Class of ’92 – with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville each having a 10 per cent stake.They are currently top of the National League despite only managing a 2-2 draw at home to Braintree on Saturday. 🤣 https://t.co/QKvjYJEbgo— Gary Neville (@GNev2) October 12, 2018 Neville had his say on the matter 1 Non-league day tomorrow, and good to see @ManCity acting their real level by refusing to acknowledge existence of @FCUnitedMcr or @SalfordCityFC https://t.co/ShQP1XJkPN— Red Issue (@RedIssue) October 12, 2018 FC United were formed in 2005 as part of a protest against Malcolm Glazer’s ownership of Manchester United.Salford responded to the Citizens’ post, adding their name to the list, while tweeting: “Thanks Man City. Kick-Off against Braintree is 15:00! Adults £10, Concessions £5, 5 and Under Free.”Gary Neville saw the funny side of it, replying to his club’s tweet with a laughing face emoji.Below you can see more stick City received for their Salford and FC United snubs. #bitterblues #BreakingNews @FCUnitedMcr and @SalfordCityFC playing. Alas the City Bitters are so small minded they missed them off!— Ian Y (@cheshian) October 12, 2018 Its a great gesture to promote local non league well done but a little childish to leave off Salford & FC United 🤔— Tony Candland (@sideburnbobclub) October 12, 2018last_img read more


first_imgFáilte Ireland is calling for local communities in Donegal to get involved in the development of a significant new driving route for the west coast.The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route for tourists, featuring a 1,400km driving route from Donegal to West Cork.The tourism authority will be holding a series of public exhibitions and consultation sessions along the west coast in November and December. Two meetings will be held in County Donegal and these include –DONEGAL TOWN – Wednesday 5th December @ 11am to 2pm in the Millpark HotelLETTERKENNY – Wednesday 5th December @ 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel.Over the past three months, Fáilte Ireland together with all the Local Authorities along the West Coast – including the Leader Companies, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Western Development Commission – has examined a range of route options for the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now seeking the views of tourism businesses and communities on a preferred route which has been identified.Funding of €1.8 million was announced earlier this year for a pilot stage of the Wild Atlantic Way project in Connemara which is now under way.Speaking today about the project, Paddy Mathews from Fáilte Ireland said “The next two years will involve a lot of hard work – developing a series of world class viewing points along the west coast, erecting directional signs, developing loops and itineraries in each of the destinations through which the route passes and devising a comprehensive marketing strategy and campaign.“Most importantly though, we will be working with the local tourism industry so that they are ready to capitalise on the opportunities that will be on offer as a result of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Fáilte Ireland will publish a Route Identification Report on its website (www.failteireland.ie/wildatlanticway) on Wednesday 14th November, which will contain proposals for a ‘preferred route’ for the Wild Atlantic Way. Views and comments are being invited and should be received in writing by Friday 14th December. To begin the development process, the spine of the route will be identified – the single route that will lead the visitor along the Atlantic coast – and then later in 2013, it will be supplemented by identifying loops off the spine which will encourage visitors to circulate within the wider destinations along the west coast.It is anticipated that the Wild Atlantic Way will be launched in 2014 – the current stage, identifying the route, is only the start of the process to develop a driving route to rival the best in the world.DONEGAL PEOPLE ASKED FOR THEIR SAY ON THE ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ TOURISM PROJECT was last modified: November 13th, 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:donegalFailte IrelandThe Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s jobless figures are down by almost 3% in some areas.Dole queues are dow in Donegal.Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the reduction in live register figures with only Dungloe bucking the trend with an increase of 4.The figures were released by the CSO this week and show that there is almost a 3% decrease locally in Donegal. “While the overall figure is still too high, it is clear the number of people signing on locally is in gradual decline and this is a move in the right direction.“This is good news for people locally here in Donegal,” said Senator Harte.However with so many people leaving the county, most of the decline is probably down to emigration.Donegal County 20,668    20,064Ballybofey2,609    2,717Ballyshannon1,512   1,460 Buncrana4,420   4,075Donegal1,297   1,259 Dunfanaghy1,571   1,474Dungloe2,119   2,023Killybegs1,154    1,140Letterkenny5,986  5,916NEW FIGURES SHOW JOBLESS NUMBERS DOWN BY ALMOST 3% IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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:live registerlast_img read more


first_imgAnn Doherty, Mary Boyle’s twin sister, pictured at Stormont with the campaign groupTHE twin sister of missing girl Mary Boyle has met unionist and nationalist leaders in the north as part of a Families For Justice campaign.Ann Doherty insisted more could have been done to find her sister Mary after she disappeared at Cashelard in March 1977.Mary was visiting her grandparents, with her parents and siblings when she disappeared without a trace. “She was bubbly, she was kind. You know she would stand up for herself but she was just a lovely young one,” said Ann after the Stormont meeting.“More could have been done, definitely more could have done. I believe enough hasn’t been done that she hasn’t been given the justice that she deserves.”Ann says she knows her twin sister is dead and feels anguish at the thought of how she died. However she just wants her body back to give her a Christian burial.“It would mean everything, I don’t want my kids in years to come to have to be away searching for Mary the way I am and trying to get answers. I want to be able to lay Mary to rest,” said Ann. “I don’t know how anyone can sleep in their bed at night knowing that they’ve caused harm to a little girl of six. I can’t understand how you could sleep.”She also made a public plea to Mary’s killer: “Would you just give us back her body so that we can bury her in consecrated ground and we could have closure as a family?”The group members, who have all lost loved ones in violent circumstances, claim they have been let down by the justice and political systems and they want to widen awareness of their campaign.Among those helping to coordinate the group’s campaign are journalist Gemma O’Doherty, Limerick-based Catherine Costelloe, a former London Metropolitan police officer, and garda whistleblower John Wilson.The group held discussions with the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Jeffery Donaldson of the Democratic Unionist Party. Families for Justice say they intend to take their campaign to the European Parliament.They also claim that so far they have failed in their attempts to get a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.MISSING MARY’S TWIN SISTER ANN: ‘MORE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO FIND HER’ was last modified: November 14th, 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:Ann Dohertyjustice campaignMARY BOYLEStormontlast_img read more