LATEST STORIES FEU tramples UST, advances to PVL finals 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 TNT assistant coach Eric Gonzales said the team will send Stacy Davis home after just four games.“We’re going to change the import because he hasn’t adapted well,” said Gonzales in Filipino after TNT’s 118-114 overtime win over Columbian Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “That’s the order, change the import.”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’Davis averaged 18.3 points and 10.8 rebounds in the four games he played for the KaTropa but he shot the ball rather unimpressively with an 18 percent clip from beyond the arc and an overall 33 percent from the field.TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio said he hopes the team will reveal its import by the end of the week. MOST READ “There are three players already lined up, I don’t want to say who because I don’t want to pre-empt anything because other teams are also eyeing these three,” said Villavicencio in Filipino. “There’s one new name and the other two have played with us before.”Villavicencio added that head coach Nash Racela is still on leave and the team will temporarily move on without him.“As of now, Nash is on leave, it depends what happens in the future,” said Villavicencio.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCould the third time be the charm for TNT?After replacing original import Mike Glover after their first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup, the KaTropa are once again set to change their import six games into the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has for the second time failed to appear for a conference scheduled with the Supreme Court.The conference was intended to have the Ministry explain its side relating to a claim of seven years and four months totaling US$132,000 and LD$1,012,000 unpaid wages, including benefits.The said claims were made by the legal team of Atty. Sam T. Solomon, a former Senior City Solicitor.Initially, the Ministry was due to appear on October 30, but asked for a postponement of the conference to November 4 to enable them to be in the position to adequately respond to the High Court’s order.Surprisingly, the Ministry has not appeared up to present.The order was issued by Cllr. Philip A.Z. Banks, Associate Justice presiding in Chamber.The Justice in Chamber acted on a request from Atty. Solomon’s legal team.Atty. Solomon’s lawyers sought the court’s approval to issue a writ of mandamus, compelling the Ministry to appear before it.It is not yet known whether Justice Banks will enforce the request made by Atty. Solomon’s legal teamHowever, a communication dated October 20, 2014 was allegedly written and signed by the Acting Justice Minister, Cllr. Benedict F. Sannoh, and sent to Atty. Edwin K. Martin.Atty. Martin is the managing director of Justice and Public Interest Consortium Africa, which represents the legal interest of Atty. Solomon.Cllr. Sannoh wrote; “We acknowledge receipt of your letter of October 13, 2014, relative to Mr. Sam T. Solomon, it would have been more appropriate had you sought a conference with me on behalf of your client rather than an ultimatum to comply with your demand within 72 hours.”Cllr. Sannoh continued, “Be that as it may, and consistent with the Ministry’s obligation to protect rights, I will look into the matter personally and revert to you in 30 days.”Concluding he said, “Atty. Theoway will be the focus person, should you desire to make a follow-up with my office.”The Ministry is accused of failing to pay Atty. Solomon, after he had worked as City Solicitor for a period of seven years and four months. Atty. Solomon had been assigned by the Ministry to several Magisterial Courts, including the Brewerville Magisterial Court and the Monrovia City Court, at the Temple of Justice.However, the Ministry has contended that it is not indebted to Atty. Solomon because it did not employ him as one of its prosecutors.The Ministry further stated that during the seven years and four months period, Atty. Solomon served as a “volunteer.”The Ministry based its argument on Section 3.4 of the Civil Service Agency standing order and quoted it as “Selection of successful candidates must be recommended to the CSA by appointing authority to prepare his/her Personal Action Notice (PAN).”The Ministry further argued that Solomon, during his seven years and four months “volunteer service” as City Solicitor, did not complete a PAN.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 33-year-old woman was on Tuesday remanded to prison after she appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with narcotics trafficking.Andrea Commiller Vigilance pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 6, at Evans Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, she had in her possession 120 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The defendant’s lawyer told the court that on the day in questioned, a woman who apparently heard the sirens of the Police dropped a bag on the defendant’s step and told her to keep it for her until she returns. According to the lawyer, shortly afterwards the defendant was shocked to see her home surrounded by Police ranks. She later threw the bag through a window and was seen by a Police Constable who was present on the scene.The defence attorney begged the court for bail for his client claiming the situation was unfortunate. However, his submissions were overruled and Vigilance was remanded. The case will continue on September 5.
In 2014, the Observer had an exclusive sit down tête-à-tête with the Liberian President. It was a very frank discussion. We had published a story reporting that a young pastor and prophet, had announced a prophetic decree. The God of Heaven, he said, had decreed that the Liberian President should step down in order to save the state. The prophetic messaged was balanced. It gave Madam Sirleaf credit for her first-term successes, but expressed regret that the same could not be said of her second term. “The President was very vibrant in her first term; but in this second term, she is truly declining,” the young prophet explained. The prophet said President Sirleaf has not been able to succeed in the fight against corruption, and that her continued stay in power is making no impact.“Ellen is failing; yet her government officials want her to remain in leadership, not for the good of the country, but to fulfill their selfish desires. This is detrimental to the progress of the State, as her staying in power until the end of her term may likely make it difficult to find the right successor,” he explained.“I am of the understanding that Ellen should have led this country only for the first term.”Asked what would happen if the President declined the message to step aside, the Prophet said he believed that someone who has not been selected by God would attempt taking over the country, and that could spell trouble. Following the publication of that story, the President called the Observer publishers to announce the need to talk. When the publishers asked when they should appear at her residence, Madam Sirleaf insisted that she was coming to the Best residence. At that meeting, the publishers asked the president some very frank questions. One of them was why the sitting president had FOUR sons in government, in varying positions of influence. Among the litany of reasons she gave, she explained why she had put Fumba Sirleaf at the head of the National Security Agency (NSA). “Because of the history of that agency,” she said, “I wanted to put someone there to whom I could say ‘No!’ if they got out of hand.” And so three months later, when the case of the disappearing US$247,500 surfaced, we were waiting expectantly to hear that resounding ‘No!’The background is that some Koreans doing business in the country were suddenly raided, jailed, stripped and manhandled by security agents on the accusation of dealing in counterfeit money. An inquiry into the matter reportedly took place. The David Jallah-led special committee, appointed by the President, found no merit in the NSA’s accusations against said Koreans and recommended to the president that the businessmen’s money be refunded. August 2015, the men have now sued the Government of Liberia for damages because their money has not been refunded.Our question is this: If the President cannot stand up to her own son on the issue of corruption (or even the semblance of it), then to whom will she say ‘No!’? The answer is no one. Not to public officials who falsify their asset declarations (the executive has announced it will not take action against them such as, say, asking them to resign perhaps); nor to those who underperform (they simply get recycled). And certainly not to those who own the economy. So here we are. God bless Liberia and save the State.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Paul-Georges Ntep 1 Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep has held talks with Liverpool over a move to Anfield, according to reports in France.The former France under-21 international has enjoyed an impressive season, scoring nine goals and laying on six assists.His performances have caught the eye of Liverpool scouts, who have reportedly watched the 22-year-old in action several times.Now a move appears to be close, with L’Equipe reporting that Ntep has visited Liverpool’s training ground for talks.The French newspaper claims the winger has been at Melwood twice in the past 10 days and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to push through a deal.Ntep has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs, including Stoke City, but the player’s preference is believed to be a switch to Anfield.
By now, surely all the jokes about Vice President Dick Cheney’s accidental shooting of his hunting buddy have been told. Beyond the funny factor, there’s the serious concern about the health of the victim, lawyer Harry Whittington, and about public response to emergencies from the White House. The accident on a Texas ranch happened on Saturday. It wasn’t revealed until Sunday – and then because the rancher called a local paper with information. A White House spokesman grudgingly acknowledged the mishap some 22 hours after it happened but never did come completely clean about the delay and was still hemming and hawing on Monday. If this modus operandi sounds familiar, it’s because the Bush administration is currently facing harsh criticism by a Republican House panel over the delay in acknowledging Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. In these days of 24-hour news cycles, our leaders don’t have the luxury of sitting on breaking stories until they can figure out the best spin, which all too often appears to be the first and foremost consideration at the Bush White House. It would have served those in the White House to have taken control of the shooting story – the Hurricane Katrina response, too – before the stories took control of the White House. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Cheney’s accidental shooting further damaged the administration’s credibility at a time it’s under fire for being slow on the draw.
AN BORD Pleanala will decide in September whether or not to let a major development in Letterkenny to go ahead.The Cullion Road residents group has lodged an objection to the proposed building of 300 homes and associated developments in the Oldtown area.The proposed Scribbly development – which includes a pedestrian bridge over the Swilly River – is proposed by Blake Burke Limited and has already been granted planning permission by Letterkenny Town Council. The devekopment would create hundreds of jobs.However Cullion Road residents have objected on a number of grounds.SEPTEMBER DECISION ON MAJOR RESIDENTIAL/RETAIL DEVELOPMENT was last modified: June 9th, 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:An Bord PleanalaCullion Road LetterkennyLetterkenny Town CouncilScribbly
Mr Connors, Mr Murphy and Dr O’Connor speak to the mediaHEALTH bosses have nailed rumours surrounding the future of jobs at Letterkenny General Hospital.They’ve also slammed claims that maintenance and work at the site hadn’t been carried out and this contributed to the flood which caused millions of euro worth of damage three weeks ago.They spoke out as the hospital’s interim Emergency Department begins operations today, taking some ambulance patients until Sunday night, with walk-in patients from north Donegal from Monday. Sean Murphy, the hospital manager, dismissed what he called “all sorts of rumours” about the future of catering services.Meals had been brought in from Mayo over the past fortnight but the cooking of all meals will resume in Letterkenny in two weeks’ time when new temporary facilities are opened.“There have been rumours and they’re not true,” said Mr Murphy.“We are working to do as many things as possible in as short a time as possible and catering will be back on site in the next two weeks. “Catering facilities are being organised and will be on site so that all meals for staff and patients will be prepared at the hospital in a couple of weeks time.”It’s understood management were keen to dismiss rumours that catering at the hospital was going to be outsourced to another company.Mr Murphy insisted staff would all be back on site and preparing meals.And Paul Connors, the head of the HSE’s Communications Department, said he wanted to “nail” the suggestion that the hospital had failed to comply with works in 2002.He said council officials and HSE officials had discussed the claims and concluded they were “rubbish.” Mr Connors said the HSE were “totally committed” to restoring all services to Letterkenny General Hospital in as short a time as possible.He and Mr Murphy confirmed that the Government waived red tape to allow work on the site to proceed quickly.Several local contractors won sub-contract work on the site including joiners and electricians.Dr Paul O’Connor, the hospital’s Clinical Director, said staff were pleased at how quickly progress had been made to begin the restoration of services. HOSPITAL MANAGER DISMISSES ‘RUMOURS’ OVER FUTURE OF HOSPITAL AND ITS STAFF was last modified: August 18th, 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:cateringfloodjobsletterkenny hospitalRepairs
A Garth Brooks fan has penned a new song in the wake of the cancellation of two of his Croke Park gigs.The country western superstar had planned to play five concerts at Croke Park later this month. 400,000 tickets were snapped up in record time, and some fans even queued for days to ensure they had tickets for his concerts.However, the decision made by Dublin City Council to cancel the fourth and fifth concerts, has now put all concerts at risk, as it looks increasingly likely that all five concerts will now be cancelled.Brooks issued a statement last night in which he stated, “It’s five or none at all.”One fan decided to pen a song to the tune of Garth’s hit song ‘If tomorrow never comes’ aptly naming it ‘If the concerts never come’. DDTV: GARTH BROOKS FAN PENS NEW SONG – ‘IF THE CONCERT NEVER COMES’ was last modified: July 4th, 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:DDTVEntertainmentFeaturesGarth Brooksnews
Manchester United have been drawn to face Spanish giants Barcelona in the Quarter finals of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.The draw was conducted on Friday, 15-03-2019 at the UEFA head quarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and as expected, two English sides will face off as Man City takes on Tottenham Hotspurs for a place in the last four.For last year’s finalist-Liverpool, they will once again take on Portuguese two time winners FC Porto. The two sides faced off at the round of 16 last season with the Reds winning 5-0 on aggregate.The other tie will see Italian Champions Juventus face four times winners Ajax Amsterdam.The Quarter finals first legs will be played on the 9th and 10th of April while the return legs will be contested a week later.In the semis, the winner between Man United and Barcelona will face the winner in the Liverpool and Porto contest while Man City or Spurs will take on the victor between Juventus and Ajax.Quarter-finals:-Ajax vs Juventus-Liverpool vs Porto-Tottenham Hotspurs vs Man City-Barcelona vs Man UnitedSemi-finals-Tottenham Hotspurs/Man City vs Ajax/Juventus-Barcelona/Man United vs Liverpool/PortoComments Tags: champions leaguetop