first_imgCarpio 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFacing what could be the toughest challenge to their Grand Slam drive yet, the San Miguel Beermen have their work cut out for them entering the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs as the sixth seed.Chris Ross, however, remains upbeat despite the situation that the Beermen are in.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s also no pressure. It’s just basketball. We’re playing basketball for a long time and we’ve all been in certain situations. There’s never any pressure on us. We just got to go out and play our type of basketball and try to win this game,” he added. “We just got to win, man. We got a chance on Wednesday to bounce back so that’s what we’re gonna do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We play our best when our backs are against the wall. When the cards are stacked against us, we play our best basketball,” Ross said after San Miguel blew a big lead and lost to Meralco, 104-101 on Sunday.The loss means San Miguel will have to beat defending champion Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarterfinals to move on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it’s not like the Beermen haven’t faced seemingly insurmountable leads before and won.“We know what we’re playing for, and we’re playing for something not a lot of teams have done in the league. I never lose confidence in my team and my team never loses confidence. We’re very confident going in no matter what matchup we’re going,” Ross said. How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Durham wants no letup from No. 1 Bolts heading into playoffs View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES His unexpected move to another UAAP school, though, is something Mbala respected.“I still keep in touch with the guys in the Philippines, in La Salle, and I’m updated about everything going on there,” said Mbala after his new team Seoul edged Fubon in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAyo decided to move from his two-year relationship with La Salle and go back to his Dominican roots.Outside of basketball, Ayo is a devout follower of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and was a former seminarian at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Mbala, who hit the game-winning layup against the Braves, said he is in no position to judge what Ayo decided to do on his career and he just wished good fortune to his former mentor.“Who am I to judge him? He took a side on what he decided to do that’s his own career, that’s his own path and you got to do what makes you happy,” said Mbala who had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Samsung Thunders.“If he’s happy with his new team, so be it. I’m happy for him and may God bless him in whatever he’s planning to do for the rest of his career.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fubon Braves vs Seoul Samsung Thunders during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 18 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Marcio Rodrigo Machado / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Aldin Ayo’s departure from the camp of De La Salle to University of Santo Tomas left a feeling of remorse in the community.Ayo, after all, delivered a championship after two UAAP finals appearance for the Green Archers with a system anchored on Ben Mbala’s immense athleticism and basketball gifts.ADVERTISEMENT Asia League: Guangzhou grounds Chiba in Terrific 12 group stage 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

first_img…as court quashes David Ramnarine’s decisionThe decision made by the former acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine, to send Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Deputy Superintendent Mootie Dookie on ‘special leave in the public interest’, after he was allegedly found smuggling alcohol, was on Friday quashed by Justice Fidella Corbin-Lincoln.Dookie had filed a challenge on June 15, 2018, against the decision made on May 21, 2018, on the grounds that the said decision was “unconstitutional, capricious, whimsical (and) irrational, based upon irrelevant and extraneous considerations, contrary to the rules of natural justice, unreasonable unlawful, null, void and of noAttorney General Basil Williamseffect.”Dookie was represented by Attorneys Anil Nandlall, Manoj Narayan, Rajendra Jaigobin and Anuradha Deodasingh in the case against Ramnarine, who was represented by the Attorney General Basil Williams.After reviewing the written legal submissions, Justice Corbin-Lincoln handed down the ruling. As part of the decision, Ramnarine and his attorney were also ordered to pay to the Applicant $100,000. Dookie was accused of smuggling 30 cases of whisky in December 2017 and was spared criminal charges after the driver of the vehicle he was in at the time of the interception took full responsibility for the illegal items.Following the discovery and the subsequent reportage of the media, as well as an initial investigation conducted by his superiors, he was relieved of his duties as SWAT Commander. A decision was also taken to transfer him to the Force’s Strategic Planning Unit to facilitate an internal investigation.Soon after, he was then posted to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara)Former SWAT Commander, Deputy Superintendent Mootie Dookiebut reassigned to Police Headquarters, Eve Leary a few days later. The decision to send him on special leave was made by Citizenship Minister, Winston Felix while performing the duties of the substantive Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, who also refused to rescind the leave instruction. The Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Department of Public Service, Reginald Brotherson defended the move of Government, saying in the absence of a constituted Police Service Commission (PSC), the authorised Minister or agency can take action against Police ranks using the Public Service rules after Minister Felix had argued that the action was taken in accordance with the 1987 Public Service rules.Nandlall, speaking with Guyana Times said the Government cannot justify the unlawful decision taken by Minister Felix who gave an unlawful instruction to the acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine that resulted in his client being sent on ‘special leave with pay’.“Minister Felix has no such power… Mr Ramnarine has no such power. The powerFormer acting Top Cop, David Ramnarineto discipline Police Officers above a specific rank lies with the Police Service Commission. A Police Commissioner nor a Minister has no such power whatsoever to direct, to interfere with or to exercise disciplinary power or control over these officers,” he maintained during the interview despite the arguments put forward by Brotherson and Felix.last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement -Residents of the Airport Subdivision are unhappy about the amount they pay for their water usage.At a presentation made to the Fort St. John Committee of the Whole, Monday, Area C Director Arthur Hadland and two subdivision residents expressed concerns about the fact that the property owners of the subdivision pay approximately $5.56 per cubic meter for both water and sewer.There are 56 properties within the airport subdivision which includes a mix of both commercial and residential owners.Hadland says that Fair Share money should be considered to be used towards any water infrastructure costs.However, Councillor Lori Ackerman says that money generally goes towards capital projects that the City pays for, such as the hospital. Ackerman added that when the city had originally created the water policy that it was taking into consideration conservation and sustainability.Advertisement Photo: A delegation with Area C Director Arthur Hadland (Right) and Airport Subdivision residents Geri Pearson and Deb Ffitch make a presentation to council on the higher water rates the subdivision pays over City residents./ Kimberley Molina Council later passed a motion during their regular council meeting that city staff will look into collaborative options that might be available for the two jurisdictions to provide water to rural residents.One option that was brought up by Councillor Dan Davies was having the Regional District contribute money so that the rate for the Subdivision residents could be decreased.The current rate will remain the same until the next budget discussions since the amount had already been factored into the current budget.Councillors did agree that the amount that is being charged to rural residents seems high and should be looked into further. However, they also discussed the possibility that the amount that is currently being charged may actually be the correct rate.center_img Currently, City residents are being charged a flat rate of $45 for which they get 32 m3 per quarter. However, this amount is charged whether residents use any water or not.Over the set amount, residents pay $0.75 per cubic meter as well as frontage fees. Frontage fees would not show up on one’s water bill but would appear on one’s property tax bill.The residents and businesses of the Airport Subdivision do not pay a flat rate. Thus, if they do not use any water over a specific quarter, then they do not pay anything.A report had been commissioned by the Peace River Regional District on behalf of Arthur Hadland and was completed by an independent third party. The report, called the “Fort St. John Water Rate Audit” found that the City is justified in charging the specific rates for rural water and sewer.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img“Assisted suicide” is just semantics for a doctor prescribing the means to die versus the doctor administering the means to die. Regardless of the name, regardless of the method, the profession designated to care for the weakest crosses the line into doing harm. As we remember friends who passed with grace, courage and unshakable dignity, let’s also remember this week to remind our legislators of their duty to protect the inherently dignified cycle of natural life and death. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. Write to her by e-mail her at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAST week, well-known L.A. writer Cathy Seipp died after a five-year battle with lung cancer. (Like Dana Reeve, she was a nonsmoker.) During the several times I ran into her at events over the past few years, she was by far one of the most dignified people in the room. Toward the end, when Cathy noted she couldn’t get to the bank by herself, what could be written off as a demise of dignity instead was a showcase for the best in humanity: Friends saw to it that dinner was cooked for her, that the dog was walked, that she had company in chemo. At the end, Cathy’s lungs collapsed and she was made comfortable with pain medication. “The doctor says she has a couple days left,” her daughter Maia wrote on Cathy’s blog from the hospital, thanking all of her mother’s readers and friends. “Through you all, I learned what a true friend was.” Cathy peacefully passed the next day. Far from being some portrait of a terminal illness robbing a person of dignity, everybody who knew or read Cathy reaped valuable lessons of love and friendship in her last days. Her dignity only grew, if that was possible, as she faced the end with courage and grace. Hence it seems fitting that this is the week when California again wanders into that moral morass called assisted suicide, and the ubiquitous catchphrase “death with dignity.” Assembly Bill 374, modeled after Oregon’s law, allows someone told he or she has less than six months to live to take a fatal prescription. In one corner are Democratic sponsors backed by the California Association of Physicians Groups (which represents HMOs). In the other are groups representing the disabled who fear the ramifications of such a bill. “The public must know what this would do to the most vulnerable of our society – a quick hundred-dollar lethal prescription is vastly cheaper than offering long-term care,” said Marilyn Golden, policy analyst at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. Invariably, when society decides that some life is less valuable, less worth caring for, than other life, the results can be disastrous. Some “merciful” laws have descended into involuntary euthanasia as well, resting on the argument of keeping those humans around who would have an acceptable “quality of life.” After the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2000 for 12-year-olds and up, the Groningen Protocol was established to ensure doctors wouldn’t be prosecuted for killing infants they deemed not fit to live. “My observations in the Netherlands persuade me that legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia are not the answer to the problems of the seriously or terminally ill,” wrote Dr. Herbert Hendin, executive director of the American Suicide Foundation, in Psychiatric Times. “The Netherlands has moved from assisted suicide to euthanasia, from euthanasia for the terminally ill to euthanasia for the chronically ill, from euthanasia for physical illness to euthanasia for psychological distress and from voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia (called `termination of the patient without explicit request’).” last_img

first_imgCoral’s Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.After the international break, attention turns back to the Premier League and McGeady previews talkSPORT’s live game between Manchester City and Liverpool on Saturday.With former Reds star Raheem Sterling in good form, City are the 8/13 favourites, with Liverpool priced at 17/4, and McGeady says it is hard to look past a home victory.She also tips Stoke to hold Southampton to a draw (3/1) at St Mary’s, while Watford and Manchester United are 13/2 to produce a bore draw at Vicarage Road.Arsenal, meanwhile, are expected to maintain their good form with a straight-forward victory at West Brom (13/8).Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

first_img Young Man United striker Will Keane 1 Manchester United are planning to bring Will Keane into the first-team squad following his recall from a loan spell at Preston North End.United cut short Keane’s season-long loan at Deepdale last week.The 22-year-old striker scored two goals in 22 matches for the Championship club, but United manager Louis van Gaal has a shortage of strikers in his squad.Keane returned to action for United in their Under-21 win over Tottenham on Monday, but could soon be playing first-team football for the club.“I think that’s the idea of him coming back from Preston, that hopefully he’ll be involved with the first team more than the Under-21s,” United youth coach Tommy Martin said when asked about Keane’s return.After being named United’s young player of the year in 2010, Keane made his first-team debut against Blackburn the following season, but has not played for the club since.The United academy graduate missed the 2012-13 season with a knee-ligament injury and was loaned to Wigan, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday after his working his way back to fitness.Another player with his eye on a regular first-team place is Andreas Pereira, who scored twice in the 3-1 win over Spurs on Monday.The 20-year-old Brazilian scored against Ipswich on his debut in the Capital One Cup in September, but has only played five more matches since.The midfielder requested to play for the Under-21s on Monday to earn some game time, Martin revealed.“Yes, he is asking to play,” he said.“He’s a young player, he’s part of the first-team squad but not always getting the minutes so it’s vital that he does play for the Under-21s when he gets the opportunity.“He needs to play as well as much as possible so that was good for him to play against Tottenham and it’s a bonus to get the goals.”last_img read more

first_imgThe atmosphere was electric in the late hours of Sunday and early hours of Monday as Donegal’s GAA heroes returned home with the Anglo-Celt Cup after beating Derry by six points in Clones.This video captures the atmosphere. Click to play. DDTV: GAA STARS BRING ANGLO-CELT HOME TO DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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 GAADONEGAL TOWN HOMECOMINGDonegal v Derrylast_img read more

first_imgFOOTBALL: Finn Harps travel to Longford this evening hoping to build on their fantastic result against Sligo Rovers. Harps defeated Sligo 3-0 in their last outing at Finn Park before the mid-season break. Harps had a week off and returned to training last week and played a friendly match with Irish League side Cliftonville FC last Friday night.Tonight, Ollie Horgan’s takes his side to Flancare Park hoping to continue a decent run of form of late.Harps will be without the suspended Dave Scully for the clash this evening.That may present a rare opportunity for Kevin McHugh to start, who has been mostly used from the bench this season. Longford are desperate for points, and will be targeting this game as a must win in their battle to beat the drop.Harps have performed admirably thus far this season, and a win tonight would go a long way in their bid to consolidate their status in the Premier Division.Kick-off at Flancare Park tonight is at 7.45pm and we’ll have a match report on the game later this evening. HARPS HEAD TO LONGFORD LOOKING TO BUILD ON EXCELLENT SLIGO WIN was last modified: June 24th, 2016 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:Finn Harps FCLongford TownnewsOllie HorganSportlast_img read more

first_img Stekelenburg, 35, has signed a new contract Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings Stekelenburg played in the 2010 World Cup final 3 “For me, it was tough last year because I had an injury and it took me a few months to come back from that.“But I’m fit now, I’ve played in our pre-season games and I’m very much looking forward to Jordan getting back here so we can push one another.” Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has agreed a new two-year contract to stay at Goodison Park, the Premier League club have announced. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was one of the stars of England’s World Cup smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA The 35-year-old is now tied to the Toffees until 2020 and believes his vast experience will benefit current no.1 Jordan Pickford.Pickford was between the sticks for England in their march to the World Cup semi-finals, while Stekelenburg played in the final in 2010 with the Netherlands.“Jordan had a very good 2017/18 season and played superbly as well for England at the World Cup,” the Dutchman told“I understand my role and I will try to compete with Jordan and push him to continue to get better as well,” he continued.center_img 3 who plays? impact gameday ALTERED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Football news silverware highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies wonlast_img read more