End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start View comments For Aby Maraño, it was one tangible indication that Philippine volleyball is on the upswing.The feisty middle blocker helped steer a bunch of Philippine Superliga players to a bronze medal in the 2017 Annual Princess Maja Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup in Sisaket, Thailand, over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Grand Slam-seeking Beermen on the right track “After four months, finally a sweet, sweet podium finish,” said Maraño, referring to the period of time she spent with the national team.“Hopefully with more hard work from us players and a strong volleyball program we can achieve our goals,” added Maraño, the former UAAP MVP from La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe PSL All-Star squad bested Khonkaen Star Volleyball Club, 25-18, 25-22, 32-34, 25-22, for the bronze medal.Other team members were Mika Reyes, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Remy Palma, Bang Pineda, Frances Molina, Rhea Dimaculangan, Chie Saet, Jheck Dionela, Honey Royse Tubino, and Mar-Jana Philips. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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
LATEST STORIES Team manager Butch Antonio bared that the popular off-guard will be arriving next week and will join fellow “23-for-2023” members in its early buildup for the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup.“Kobe will be basing himself in the Philippines in the meantime, and I’m very thankful and glad that Kobe is very committed to the Gilas program,” Antonio said.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 crownParas had an uneventful collegiate stint in the United States, first abandoning his commitment with UCLA and transferring to Creighton, before spending the past year at Cal State Northridge.He didn’t last long though, leaving the Matadors before he could even finish his red shirt (freshman) season and deciding to turn pro in the Philippines. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The 20-year-old was a key element for the Gilas program last August, where he was a part of the gold medal-winning squad in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.“He should look forward to coming home,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes said. “If he’s not here, the program is still going to continue.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JFP asks POC for help P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Kobe Paras is set to play his first meaningful minutes in almost a year when he joins the Gilas Pilipinas cadet squad seeing action in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup which kicks off April 21.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ
Mrs. Sawyer with some of the orphans during the donation ceremonyOne Brother & Sisterhood, a U.S. based Liberian organization comprising 12 women and one man, over the weekend presented gift items worth over L$65,000 to orphans at the Susie Guenter’s Orphanage, a Ministry of Jahjet Children’s Outreach Mission on ELWA/RIA highway, outside Monrovia.Friday’s gift items included three bags of 25kg rice, a carton of sugar, chicken, copybooks, and onions.Other items were bags of Irish potatoes, a gallon of vegetable oil, a carton of tomato paste, a giant-size jar of margarine, several pieces of plastic cups and a carton of coloring pencils.Susie Guenter, who represented the Susie Guenter’s Orphanage, expressed gratitude to Mrs. Sawyer for the items, adding: “Little is much when God is in it.”Ms. Guenter’s statement was followed by a choral rendition from the orphans, which moved Mrs. Sawyer and those who accompanied her to the mission to tears.The Mission, according to Ms. Guenter, was founded by the late Jefferson A. Zeon and his wife, Helena D. Zeon, in 1997, when they recognized the need to assist children categorized as orphans, semi orphans, abandoned, poor and destitute as a result of the country’s civil crises.At present, the home hosts 21 children, including 10 girls and 11 boys.The mission also hosts the FOCUS Liberia School, which was founded to champion the cause of better education in Liberia and to create a productive environment for the youth.A representative of the group in Liberia, Thelma E. Duncan Sawyer, told the Daily Observer shortly after she presented the items to the head of the orphanage that the most effective use of donations is “where [it’s] most needed, as it gives us the maximum flexibility to direct funds in accordance with current and most urgent needs across our international network. This is the default designation for every gift, unless the donor specifies other intent.”The group, which was established 15 years ago, according to Mrs. Sawyer, meets once a year where each member makes a donation that would enable him or her to identify with the less fortunate, including orphans, in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By: Devina SamarooNearly four years have elapsed since Community Development Councils (CDC) across the country have had their elections, and sheer chaos is reigning in those communities where there is a desperate yearning for the removal of dictatorial leaders.Region One (Barima-Waini) Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley during an interview with Guyana Times disclosed that there are tremendous administrative and community problems occurring in the CDCs within his district, owing to the fact that residents are beyond aggrieved over the protracted suspension of elections.Region One Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley“Because of no elections, there is a decay in the council itself. The leadership is done in a dictatorial manner where only one person is making the decisions for the community, and it is chaos,” Ashley related.CDC elections were supposed to be held last year along with the National Toshaos Elections; however government took a decision to suspend the elections until further notice.Ministerial Adviser on Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Mervyn William had explained to this newspaper that the ministry was only mandated to supervise elections for Amerindian Villages (meaning those villages with Amerindian Land Titles).ResponsibilityDuring the interview, he had sympathised with the fact that the CDC-run villages needed elections, but he made it clear that the responsibility was not with the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry: “We inherited an operation that was a bit snub … The previous Administration created CDCs, but there is no statutory body that provides for CDC. It is not provided for by law… the Ministry only supervises Amerindian Villages. I guess the AREOs were accustomed to running these elections in this manner, but the Ministry is not responsible for elections in CDCs,” he had stated.Williams added that the Communities Ministry, headed by Ronald Bulkan, is likely to oversee the elections in the CDCs.However, former Advisor to the Amerindian Affairs Minister Yvonne Pearson had disregarded the above justification.In an invited comment, Pearson previously pointed out that the Amerindian Act 2006 shows that there was a clear distinction between an Amerindian Village and an Amerindian Community, and that the Ministry in charge has responsibility for both.According to the Act, an Amerindian Village means “a group of Amerindians occupying or using Village lands; “Village lands” means lands owned communally by a Village under title granted to a Village Council to hold for the benefit of the Village”, whereas an Amerindian Community is “a group of Amerindians organised as a traditional community with a common culture and occupying or using the State lands which they have traditionally occupied or used”.Pearson argued therefore that both Community Councils and Village Councils fall under the responsibility of the Ministry.MeetingSince the suspension of the elections last year, government is yet to announce a way forward with the Regional Chairman contending that the longer it takes for a decision to be made, the more chaotic the situation will become.Ashley came down to Georgetown earlier this week to visit the respective ministries with the intention of discussing the issues but his journey turned out to be in vain.According to Ashley, when he arrived at both the Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, he was informed that there were no available persons to meet with him on the matter.ResourcesHowever, the Regional Chairman said he finds it odd that while the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is claiming to have no control over the CDCs and their elections, they are still providing resources to the communities to carry out its functions: “How effective is it that you are still supporting and giving resources yet you find it difficult, you are saying it is unconstitutional for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs to carry out elections in these communities. I don’t understand what is the concept that is trying to be displayed here,” Ashley expressed in utter bewilderment. Moreover, he pointed out that because one person alone is in charge of the communities, resources are often abused and used for personal interest instead of for the benefit of the people.“Because it is one person, the chairperson, when assets are given, it becomes as though the asset belongs to that individual and the community does not benefit from it.The process of accountability, the financial resources, are being given and the communities are not benefitting and they are not accounting to the community for their actions,” he explained.He highlighted that in many cases, the chairperson is also the secretary and the treasurer, therefore that individual is free to do as they please with the resources that have been allocated for the community. Additionally, the Regional Chairman said there are a number of land problems in the CDCs where the Chairperson would allegedly authorise the granting of lands to affiliates or on the basis of bribery.“Sometimes there is a collaborative effort between the one man that is controlling the community and sometimes the officer responsible for carrying out the function of the Lands and Surveys Commission,” Ashely alleged.In this regard, the Regional Chairman is pleading with the relevant authorities to address the matter with urgency so that elections can soon be held and a constituted body installed, so that democracy can prevail in the CDCs.
… says patient complaints will be investigatedGovernment is getting tough on health centre staffers who have been turning away patients because of alleged drug shortages. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence has made it clear that centres can always call the Public Health Ministry and request supplies of drugs.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceAsked on Monday what she was doing about reports of patients being turned away, Lawrence was adamant that this practice needs to be brought to an end. According to the minister, such complaints are being investigated at internal and external levels.She said that various measures, including increased impromptu visits and regular check-ins with centres, are being implemented by the Ministry of Public Health.“Whenever we get a complaint, we investigate immediately. When the person has been told that there is no drug or medical supply, we also investigate internally, to see whether a request was made, and where that was requested, or when was the last time they (were) supplied. No centre should be saying they don’t have anything,” Lawrence declared.“They can pick up the phone (and) call the next centre or the hospital within their district,” Lawrence pointed out. “That is how it works, but some staff are not doing that. So we have some staff who are designated to call up various institutions to ensure that they have the critical drugs, these medical supplies, and we have instituted a lot of impromptu visits.”The issue of shortages of various medications has been raised throughout Guyana at various intervals. As recently as in April, this issue prompted staff at the Linden Hospital Complex to stage a sit-in protest. According to LHC Public Relations Officer Toshanna Alicock, the Hospital’s CEO, Dr Farouk Riyasat, had reassured the staff that their issues were being addressed at the bi-monthly section heads’ meeting, and management was pursuing all possible avenues to have the issues rectified.The same issue occurred at one of the public hospitals in East Berbice, Region Six.Just over a day after this episode, Lawrence had announced that the Public Health Ministry is modernising delivery systems to address this sore point. That included the hiring of a consultant who has worked with The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a plan for the retrofitting of Guyana’s medicine and medical supplies distribution system.
0Shares0000Pep Guardiola endured a frustrating first season as Manchester City managerLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7- Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some Sh27.1bn (£200 million), Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea.Pep Guardiola endured a bruising first season in English football as City failed to challenge for the title, eventually finishing 15 points adrift of Chelsea in third place. The club reacted with a glut of new signings — three new full-backs in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, plus goalkeeper Ederson and playmaker Bernardo Silva — and now look a force to be reckoned with.“I think Manchester City are the team to beat,” said Manchester United great Ryan Giggs in a recent Sky Sports column.“I looked at them towards the end of last season and the forward players they’ve got is scary.”While City shimmered in attack, they frequently looked vulnerable in defence and resculpting the back four has been Guardiola’s main priority.Brazilian Ederson replaces the error-prone Claudio Bravo in goal, while dynamic pair Walker and Mendy will add thrust on the flanks after becoming the world’s two most expensive defenders.City also have John Stones and Eliaquim Mangala on their books, giving them four of the most expensive defenders ever, but with total spending in the league having exceeded £900 million, Guardiola is unrepentant.“I would like to pay less for the club, for everybody, but the market is the market,” said the City manager.“All the clubs spend a lot of money — not just us.”– Mourinho’s second season –Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho (L) waches their International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly match against Barcelona, at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on July 26, 2017Across town at Manchester United, Guardiola’s old sparring partner Jose Mourinho is also looking to kick on after ending a difficult debut season with a silver flourish.United finished outside the top four for the third time in four seasons, but secured a Champions League berth by winning the Europa League and also tasted glory in the League Cup.Mourinho’s teams traditionally peak in his second season and he has strengthened in each department with the acquisitions of Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku.Mourinho won the league in his second seasons at Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as in both of his stints at Chelsea, but he expects this season’s title race to be an almighty scrap.“Normally the second season should be better than the first, but again, this is modern football. The reality is totally different,” he told ESPN.“It’s getting much harder for everyone, so we don’t know.”Chelsea, the champions, have thus far failed to significantly enhance a squad that now faces the twin rigours of a league title defence and Champions League campaign.Alvaro Morata has replaced the exiled Diego Costa up front, Tiemoue Bakayoko has taken Matic’s place in midfield and Antonio Rudiger brings extra defensive cover, but Chelsea still look a few players short.In the meantime, manager Antonio Conte says his main priority is to avoid what he has saltily called “the Mourinho season” in reference to the 10th-place finish that followed Chelsea’s 2015 title win.– Ambitious Everton –Everton manager Ronald Koeman during the side’s friendly match with Gor Mahia in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in July 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluChelsea were sensationally upstaged by Arsenal in last season’s FA Cup final and lost to them again in Sunday’s Community Shield, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger retains little margin for error.While Wenger has pulled off the big-name signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are now in the last years of their contracts and fan dissent will quickly return if results go awry.Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur are trusting in the same formula that swept them to second place last season and must adapt to a new temporary home at Wembley while White Hart Lane is rebuilt.Fourth last season, Liverpool have signed relatively modestly, adding Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson to their ranks.Both Jurgen Klopp’s team and their title rivals will be mindful of the menace posed by Everton, whose ambitious transfer dealings articulate their determination to crash the top six.Everton have splashed out on young English talents like Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane, as well as bringing Wayne Rooney back to the club after his record-breaking 13-year spell at Manchester United.Having secured promotion from the Championship alongside Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town return to the top flight for the first time in 34 and 45 years respectively.In a novelty for the 2017-18 season, players suspected of diving will face retrospective disciplinary action that could result in two-game suspensions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Diego Costa’s strike proved decisive at the Wanda Metropolitano where a 1-0 victory secured Atletico a 2-1 win on aggregate and a place in the final against Marseille.Defeat ends Wenger’s hopes of leaving Arsenal on a high as his team missed out on a shot at a major trophy and squandered their last chance to qualify for the Champions League.“I’m very sad tonight,” Wenger said. “Unfortunately you have to go through that — the game can be very cruel, sometimes very nice, but the suffering is very strong tonight.“Looking at the chances over the two games the least we could say is we are very frustrated. The tie should have been over in the first game.”It remains to be seen how another season outside Europe’s premier tournament will affect Arsenal’s search both for a new coach, and new signings, this summer.“The club now has to think about what to do for next season,” Wenger said. “I think there are some good ingredients in our team and they will bounce back. With the right additions in the summer I think they can compete next year.”– ‘We expect better’ –Keown, however, was less optimistic and reserved a particularly harsh assessment for Ozil.“He wasn’t fit to wear the shirt tonight,” Keown told BT Sport. “I’ve seen this a lot this season and it needs to be said. He needs to be dug out. We expect better from him.“These are crocodile tears I’m seeing from the player. He’s not conning me.”Keown added: “I bet he doesn’t play again this season. He’ll have some emotional breakdown and won’t play this weekend.”When Keown’s comments were put to Wenger, he said: “I don’t agree with that. You will see that he gave a lot. It was a difficult team, physically very intense.“I’m convinced that Ozil should not be criticised by anyone just because he did not score. We had plenty of opportunities and we lose as a team.”Wenger also delivered an update on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, who had to be carried off on a stretcher in the 12th minute after the defender went down, with nobody near him, clutching his left Achilles.Arsenal and France now face an anxious wait.“It doesn’t look very good, it’s his Achilles,” Wenger said. “You can always hope for a miracle in the scan but if he has a ruptured Achilles, his chances for the World Cup are non-existent.”Costa was the star of the show, providing the tenacity and killer instinct Arsenal so desperately lacked.“Costa came back here for nights like this,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “To be important, to lead from the front. This side needs an aggressive striker and that’s exactly what he is.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal without a European trophy following two-plus decades in charge © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, May 4 – Arsene Wenger was left devastated by Arsenal’s Europa League defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday but made a staunch defence of midfielder Mesut Ozil.Ozil’s performance was heavily criticised by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who said the German had cried “crocodile tears” after the game, and was “not fit to wear the shirt”.
A man who stole a guitar from a busker has to face the music after appearing in court.Kevin McGranaghan appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with stealing the guitar worth €175 from a female busker on August 10th last. The court heard the woman had left down the guitar temporarily at the Courtyard Shopping Centre in Letterkenny but when she returned it was gone.A search warrant resulted in the recovery of the guitar five months later in McGranaghan’s possession.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the woman had been left out of pocket from not being able to play her guitar for five months?He also asked if the accused actually played the guitar.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher replied: “He does – but not for money.”Judge Kelly adjourned the case against McGranaghan, aged 49, of Fortwell, Letterkenny, until May 20th for a probation report.He also asked for a victim impact statement from the busker.Man who stole guitar from busker has to face the music was last modified: February 18th, 2019 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:buskercourtCourtyard Shopping Centreguitarkevin mcgranaghan
DDTV – THE MOMENT KERRYKEEL FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FLOODED was last modified: June 11th, 2014 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:donegalfloodKERRYKEEL