Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEverybody wants to be a hero — except for Kiefer Ravena.Just moments after drilling the game-winner in NLEX’s 87-85 come-from-behind triumph over Meralco on Friday, the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft said that he’d rather win games before the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Yeng Guiao all praise for ‘veteran’ Kiefer Ravena Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NLEX will now brace for joint leader Alaska on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “Honestly, no,” Ravena said. “For the fans, these types of game are very good. But for the players and the coaching staff, it’s not.”Whether he wanted it or not though, he showed tremendous poise down the stretch and towed the Road Warriors from 10-points down in the final period against the Bolts courtesy of his big plays in the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFirst, he drilled the lead-grabbing three with 43.4 seconds remaining to put his side up, 83-82. He would later on deliver the dagger, dropping the turnaround jumper with 0.9 ticks left to decide the outcome.“I was fortunate enough to get it. You wouldn’t know the outcome of the game if you won’t try to shoot it,” said the 24-year-old, who relieved to redeem himself after fouling Chris Newsome in the last 15.3 seconds that tied the game at 85. “I didn’t want that the team’s effort will go to waste because of my wrong play, so I had to make up to the whole team and I’m glad that the last shot went in.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ravena was just grateful for the trust given to him by the team and coach Yeng Guiao in the game coming off a career-low seven point-performance in the 81-79 squeaker over Ginebra last Saturday, where he shot a paltry 1-of-12 clip from the field.“Imagine that, shooting 8-percent in the previous game but still, coach Yeng trusted me with the last shot. How can you not have the confidence in yourself after that? I’m just lucky that I was able to make up for probably my worst shooting night in this game,” he said.At 4-4, NLEX has already gotten itself back in the race as it sits tied at fifth with Phoenix, TNT, and Ginebra.And after a confidence-boosting game like this one, Ravena is wishing that more wins will come the Road Warriors’ way as they make a final sprint to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.“Hopefully, it won’t be a trend like the last time. We win two straight and then lose four,” he said. “Hopefully, we get to ride this victory throughout the conference because we know that it’s just gonna get tougher now.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ
Liberia lost 1-0 to Chad at the Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya in in N’Djamena on Sunday, October 13, 2019.Coach Peter Butler made a single change in his starting lineup by replacing Mo Sangare with Sweden-based Peter Wilson, who got his first start in a 4-3-3 formation.Liberia went into Sunday’s match with a goal ahead from the first leg, and only needed a draw to qualify for the group stage of the qualification, but did not utilize the opportunity when the full 90 minutes slipped away.Liberian and Chadian captains with match officials at the AFCON qualifier in N’Djamena, ChadChad’s Captain Ezechiel N’Douassel, properly capitalized on a loose ball by converting it to a goal in the 54th minute, leveling the aggregate at 1-1.The lone goal came after Liberia’s Captain Sam Johnson was shown a red card for a second bookable offense.The one goal remained the score line, resulting to post match spot kicks, but Liberia lost 5-4.Midfielder Sylvanus Nimely, defender Jeremy Saygbe, and midfielder Allen Njie scored their kicks, while Kpah Sherman, who scored the lone goal for Liberia in the First leg, missed the fourth; Oscar Murphy Dorley scored the fifth and defender Eugene Swen missed the sixth.The result means Liberia will have no role to play at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Chad progressed to Group A of the qualifiers, and will face Namibia, Mali and Guinea to battle for a spot at the 2021 AFCON.Liberia’s exit means coach Peter Butler has failed one of his mandates, which the LFA gave him; that is to qualify the team for the 2021 AFCON.Amputee Lone Star clinch 3rd place trophyIn a related football news, the Amputees National Football Team of Liberia has won the 3rd place in the 2019 African Amputee Nations Cup played in Angola.The three-time African Champions came from a goal down to beat Tanzania in the 3rd place match 2-1 at the NAC Benguela Stadium in Angola on Friday, October 11, 2019.It was the 22-year-old striker, Matthew Joe, who secured all three points and the 3rd place trophy for Liberia as he netted both goals in the second half.Liberia conceded in the early minutes of the game, but was hopeful until the closing minutes of the second half to secure a win.The one legged Lone Star team, started the tournament on a poor footing with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria in their opening match on October 4, but bounced back strong in their second match with a 2-0 victory over Tanzania on October 5 before settling to a 1-1 draw with Sierra Leone to secure a semifinal spot against host Angola, but the Red, White and Blue lost 1-0.After the third place match, Victor Benson, the head Coach of Liberia Amputees National football team, said the result is just the beginning of the new era for the Amputees national team.“This present amputee team is a brand new team that is being built. The previous team of players, who had won the three continental trophies, had all absconded when they visited the United States of America some years back,” he said.“We are just trying to get another team, but to achieve such result it tells us that we are getting there,” Benson added.He said the 3rd place is not a bad result for such a young team, but remember, we promised championship earlier and with that, I believed it is about time we welcome this result, and later go for the bigger ones when the team is well prepared,” Benson said.Host Angola was crowned champions of Africa after defeating Nigeria 2-0 in the grand finale. The 3rd place winner, Liberia, was given medals for the 18 delegates. The Liberian team is expected in the country later this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Liberia’s exit means Coach Peter Butler has failed one of his mandates, which is to qualify the team for the 2021 AFCON.…As Amputees Lone Star Win 3rd PlaceIt was a boring and disappointing weekend for Liberians after the national football team bowed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
A former Minister has come out swinging at the delay in giving teachers a salary increase; noting that based on statistics, the average salary in the Ministry of the Presidency has gone up by 40 per cent.This is according to economist and former Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, who noted there are parts of the Government bureaucracy where there were excessive salary increases in contract workers.“Take for example, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Department of Project Development and Administration, from 2017 to 2018, reduced the number of contracted staff reduced by 86 to 213… yet salaries reduced by a mere $4.7 million, for the entire year. This meagre decline in salaries corresponds to an increase in average salary by more than 40 per cent or from $223,790 to $312,289, monthly.”Another example used by the Member of Parliament was in the areas of defence and national security. Ali explained that contracted staff reduced by one, yet, inexplicable, salaries increased by $5.9 million.“When compared to 2017, average monthly salaries of contracted staff, it was found, increased from $230,798 to $256,752, or by 12 per cent.”“Under the Public Service Management, from 2017-2018, contracted staff declined by two, while salaries increased by $39.5 million. In other words, average salaries under contracted employees, increased from $190,829 to $280,136, or 99.9 per cent.”According to Ali, the Citizenship Ministry and Immigration Services reduced its number of contracted staff by 74 from 2017 to 2018. Despite this, he pointed out that salaries increased by more than $31 million. Ali stated that when compared to 2017, average monthly salary increased from $65,860 to $251,086, or 312 per cent.Ali contrasted all these increases with the salary scales teachers currently work with. For untrained teachers, he noted that they are paid a net salary of $65,000. For teachers trained at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), he placed their salary at $85,000.In addition, Ali noted that for teachers trained at both CPCE and the University of Guyana, their net salary scales rested at $120,000. He described the situation as a heinous one, when living expenses including at least $28,000 in food is considered.“Thus, a bit reprioritisation of resources could easily increase fiscal space by more than $6.7 billion, which is enough to address the $4 billion or 40 per cent increase in salaries of our teacher, without compromising any developmental project.”With pressure mounting on the Education Ministry, it finally decided to give into the Guyana Teachers’ Union’s (GTU) call for arbitration.The decision was made on Thursday during the second round of conciliation talks between the two parties, held in the boardroom of the Social Cohesion’s Ministry, Department of Labour on Brickdam, Georgetown.This process will see the two parties both agreeing on an independent body, to address the issues affecting teachers at present.The Union is seeking agreements of 40 per cent increases on each year from 2016 to 2020, but Government has stressed that this request is just not feasible for the over 10,000 teachers in the system.
Sentence has been reserved at a court in Belfast in the case of a former Irish soldier from Donegal who admitted using a gun to try and force a PSNI officer to leave his home in Co Fermanagh.The soldier, who is from Letterkenny, and his co-accused denied they had planned to shoot the policeman.In November 2009, Gerard McManus from Fernhill, Letterkenny, was arrested outside the home of a trainee PSNI officer in the Fermanagh border town of Garrison. It was alleged that Mr McManus, who was a member of the Irish Army Reserve based at Finner Camp, had been wearing a balaclava and had fired a shot at police officers chasing him.In a car nearby police arrested Kevin Nolan, from Main Street, Blacklion, Co Cavan, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded pistol magazine.Both men denied planning to shoot the trainee policeman and claimed they wanted to put the frighteners on him to force him out of the area.They admitted to having a firearm with the intent to endanger life and are to be sentenced in the next few weeks.SENTENCING OF DONEGAL EX-SOLDIER IN PSNI MURDER BID IS DEFERRED was last modified: February 6th, 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:SENTENCING OF DONEGAL EX-SOLDIER IN PSNI MURDER BID IS DEFERRED
“It’s disingenuous for the chief to say we’re not taking leadership in Sacramento, when we picked up the ball and moved the process forward.” Bob Baker, president of the Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, expressed concern that the decision is being made by lawmakers in Sacramento rather than law enforcement officials in Los Angeles. “I do think there should be a local debate,” Baker said. “I’m really saddened that the City Council and the mayor have not engaged in a dialogue.” Bratton said he and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discussed the issue Thursday afternoon. Councilman Jack Weiss, who sits on the council’s Public Safety Committee and is deeply involved in security issues, echoed Bratton’s concerns. “I appreciate Chief Bratton’s willingness to speak out on this critical anti-terrorism issue,” Weiss said in a statement. “The LAPD should be in charge of policing LAX. It’s wrong for Sacramento to interfere by telling Chief Bratton that someone else should protect LAX from an attack.” But Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who has introduced a motion asking her colleagues to support the bill, expressed disappointment at Bratton’s remarks questioning the training of Airport Police. “Cops are cops,” she said. “They all put their lives on the line. We have an autonomous police agency that is dedicated to aviation issues and general safety under the management of the airport.” Officials with Los Angeles World Airports also defended their 400 sworn officers, saying they are trained to handle the most extreme of cases. Frommer’s bill, they say, would allow them to do more, such as handling explosives and training dogs in bomb detection. “Los Angeles Airport Police receive the same level of police academy training as LAPD, plus specialized aviation security training,” said Lydia H. Kennard, executive director of LAWA. Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A fuming LAPD Chief William Bratton renewed his opposition Thursday to a bill that would transfer duties from specially trained LAPD units to Airport Police at LAX, warning that security at the nation’s third-busiest airport would be jeopardized. During a morning interview on KTLA (Channel 5) and a briefing later with other reporters, Bratton reiterated his opposition to Assembly Bill 1882, which would give the Airport Police Department responsibility for bomb-squad duties and crowd control – functions currently handled by the LAPD. And with Los Angeles considered a high-target city for terrorists, Bratton also questioned whether Airport Police receive adequate training to avert an attack. “The Los Angeles Police Department is the police department of this city, protecting the residents of this area,” Bratton said. “Why would you trust the security of a major terrorist target to a police force that is made up of many qualified people, but whose training, capabilities and hiring procedures are not up to that of the Los Angeles Police Department?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Assembly voted 41-31 last week in favor of AB 1882, which is now being debated in the Senate. The measure was sponsored by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, who said he was concerned that the Airport Police – who work for Los Angeles World Airports – do not have the authority to fulfill the duties assigned to them in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Frommer and others noted that voters rejected a ballot measure last year that sought to merge the departments. “I’m starting to feel the chief is trying to refight a battle he lost at the polling places in November,” Frommer said in a telephone interview. “If he’s got a plan, I’m all ears to what that plan is to improve security,” he said. “But everyone recognizes there are serious gaps at the airport. There are not enough LAPD officers there to fill those gaps and we’ve got to do something.
Wagner’s stock has risen sharply since he and Buehler left their roles with Borussia Dortmund reserves to become shock appointments by Terriers owner Hoyle in November 2015 following the departure of Chris Powell.Both Wagner, 45, and Buehler, 43, signed new undisclosed contracts in June last year and Hoyle has moved again to keep them following their stunning success.Town won promotion to the top flight for the first time in 45 years last month on one of the lowest playing budgets in the Sky Bet Championship via their penalty shoot-out win against Reading in the play-off final.Wagner pledged his commitment to Huddersfield in December last year after interest from Bundesliga clubs Wolfsburg and Ingolstadt. He had also been linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa in October last year and with Derby in March.The Terriers were 18th in the Championship when Wagner arrived and after steering them clear of relegation at the end of the 2015/16 season, he drafted in 13 new players last summer.As Town’s transformation last season from also-rans into genuine promotion contenders took shape, Wagner distanced himself from vacancies at various other clubs, including Leicester, West Ham and former club Dortmund.Huddersfield made their first summer signing last week with the arrival of Belgium international striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto for a club-record fee, believed to be ?3.5million.Town hope to complete a reported £10million deal to turn midfielder Aaron Mooy’s season-long loan from Manchester City into a permanent move and are expected to smash their transfer record again with the capture of Benin international striker Steve Mounie from Montpelier. David Wagner led Huddersfield to Premier League promotion via the play-offs last season 1 CONFIRMED: great news from #htafc this morning as David Wagner & Christoph Bühler sign new two-year contracts! https://t.co/gk52tt1Ulx (DTS) pic.twitter.com/jxSnbUoS2F— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) June 30, 2017 Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has signed new two-year contract with the newly-promoted club.The German boss and his assistant Christoph Buehler have been rewarded with improved deals after guiding the Terriers to the Premier League in his first full season in charge.Huddersfield finished fifth in the Championship last season but gained promotion by beating Reading in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium.Wagner was linked with a host of clubs in England and Germany following his early success with Huddersfield, but declared his intention to stay at Huddersfield earlier this month.“Head coach David Wagner and assistant head coach Christoph Buehler have reaffirmed their commitment to Huddersfield Town after signing new contracts at the club,” the Terriers announced on their official website.“David and Christoph have put pen to paper on new contracts that will run until the summer of 2019 ahead of the club’s first ever Premier League campaign.“The pair, alongside Town chairman Dean Hoyle, will hold a press conference to discuss their new contracts at PPG Canalside from 10am [on Friday] morning.”
THERE was stranding room only at Donegal County Council HQ tonight as Ireland’s soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni addressed the council.The Italian thanked the people of Donegal for hosting this week’s annual meetings of the Football Association of Ireland.Ireland hero Ray Houghton and FAI boss John Delaney, who have toured clubs all over the county this week, were among the special guests of Mayor Frank McBrearty. Houghton posed for pictures with local schoolchildren who were invited to the event.As did Trap’s No2 Marco Tardelli.Said Mayor McBrearty: “It was a fantastic event; superb for County Donegal.” TRAPATTONI WOOS COUNCIL AT SPECIAL RECEPTION IN LIFFORD was last modified: July 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
DDTV: Friends of the late Frank Grimes have asked us to post this video. It was an RPM Motorsport feature and included an interview with Frank when he was sponsor of top local rally driver James Cullen.Mr Grimes passed away at the weekend.The founder of the 4 Lanterns restaurant chain, the Letterkenny-based businessman will be laid to rest tomorrow after Requiem Mass.The interview with Frank is a few seconds past the 4-minute mark on the video. DDTV: VIDEO OF THE LATE FRANK GRIMES AND HIS LOVE FOR MOTORSPORTS was last modified: July 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
A county councillor is proposing a new public car park in Moville to alleviate a long-running problem of double-parking during Mass times in the seaside town.Cllr Martin Farren says the car park, which would be situated in a “little-used” section of the Moville Green across from St Pius X Church, would also “open up the whole top of the town”.“I think this could be a good solution to the problem of double-parking during Mass as well as during other Church functions such as funerals and weddings.” Last Sunday around fifty cars double parked during Mass, making it difficult for passing two-way traffic.However Cllr Farren says the problem is much worse during Saturday night Mass.“On a Saturday evening cars are backed up all the way to Ballynally Lane but this new car park would take away the need for double parking along the road.”He says the proposed development, currently at the council design stage, would be carried out “very sensitively”. “As a Moville man, I understand that the Green and shore walk are very important amenities and this would be carried out without impinging on the Green. We are talking about a small section of the Green that no one uses.”“The new car park could also incorporate a picnic area and would provide fantastic views out over Lough Foyle. Hopefully, the existing paths could be retained too, as well as the stonewall, which would obviously require new opening and exit access points for cars.”Moville Parish Priest Fr Pat O’Hagan is backing the proposal.“Car parking is a problem for people coming to Mass. Through no fault of their own and due to a lack of space, they are having to double park.”“But if this could be the solution to that problem then that would be great,” he added. Meanwhile, Cllr Farren says he has spoken to a number of Moville business owners and locals who are also enthusiastic about the prospect of additional car parking spaces.“A lot of new businesses have opened up in that area of the town in recent times and I think the extra spaces would be a big help, particularly during the summer months, when there are often very few spaces available.”Cllr Farren says the project would “cost a few pound” but would be “worth it” in the end, in order to accommodate a growing number of vehicles in the 21st century.“We have to move forward, and I’m determined to do the best I can for the area – without impacting on the Green.” “I think this is a good proposal and I hope it gets the backing of people in the town.”Mass congestion could be ‘parked’ with new proposal for Donegal church was last modified: February 28th, 2018 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:donegalInishowen churchmovilleParking
Tony Fernandes hit back at angry QPR fans on Twitter on Monday morning.Many supporters have urged the Rangers chairman to sack manager Harry Redknapp in the wake of the 2-0 defeat at West Ham.Fernandes tweeted “Just not good enough” immediately after Sunday’s game and later added: “Stand tall and be brave . we got good players. Its time they get fit and get ready for battle.”He has since followed that up with a number of tweets appearing to back Redknapp, who has blamed Rangers’ woes on Loic Remy’s departure and fitness issues among the squad.Fernandes tweeted: “A couple of things.we got promoted. Please note where other clubs who got relegates are .pls remember how many clubs got straight up.When we lost remy 48 hours before deadline day it was huge huge blow. Huge blow. But we fight on. Stop sendind me ridiculous tweets— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 6, 2014“We have always been on the backfoot with players . we had so many loans last year as we cleared out .“That’s it .there should be no more excuses from anyone especially me .buck stops at me . I’m up for the battle .“Is sacking the answer. When we met mark hughes go we still went down. Is it tactics ,is it players ,is it coaching ,is it fitness,Not the result we wanted yesterday! The next two weeks we will be working hard as a team to put things right.. Thanks for all your support— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 6, 2014“When we lost remy 48 hours before deadline day it was huge huge blow. Huge blow. But we fight on. Stop sendind me ridiculous tweets“I’m not stupid or a quitter. All I can assure fans is as always we will be transparent and leave no stone unturned to stay up and build.”Summer signing Rio Ferdinand has also come in for criticism, having made a number of errors since his arrival at the club.“Not the result we wanted yesterday! The next two weeks we will be working hard as a team to put things right.. Thanks for all your support,” the former England star tweeted.See also:Poll: Is it time for Redknapp to go?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook