first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism UFC officially strips inactive McGregor of 155-pound title View comments LATEST STORIES 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He’s been excellent,” LeBron James said. “He’s been an extension from our head coach and we’re all working toward the same goals and it’s great to have him. He’s been a head coach in this league for years as well so it’s great to have that security blanket.”Drew’s main job during Lue’s absence was to keep the team and now the coaching staff has to figure out lineup rotations in advance of the playoffs.Cleveland’s roster has been in nearly constant flux because of injuries and other issues. Forward Kyle Korver played Tuesday for the first time since leaving the team on March 19 to be with family following his brother’s death in Iowa. Also, starting point guard George Hill has missed the past two games with a sprained left ankle.“It’s been a really trying stretch,” Drew said. “Given what we’ve already gone through this season, you know, as a team you can only take so much. The way our guys have persevered over these last 10 says a lot about the character of this team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue, who has been away from the team since March 19 so he could focus on his health, has been cleared to resume his duties, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.Lue had been experiencing chest pains, insomnia and other symptoms when he agreed to take a leave of absence from the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions. Lue’s illness is among several setbacks this season for the Cavs, who have encountered numerous injuries and revamped their roster with three trades in February.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 crownThe 40-year-old Lue is coming back with four games left in the regular season and the Cavs clinging to the No. 3 seed in the postseason. After hosting the Wizards, the Cavs will play at Philadelphia and play the New York Knicks twice next week.Lue recently returned in an advisory capacity and has been at home games, but stayed behind the scenes at Quicken Loans Arena. He has been attending the team’s shootarounds for the past week and working his way back into a normal routine. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “He’s kind of been gradually getting back into it,” associate coach Larry Drew said before Tuesday’s win over Toronto. “I can see that the guys have already embraced him. So it’s just a matter of him being more hands-on now once he does get back.“Just from what I’ve seen, it looks like everybody has rolled their sleeves up and just waiting for the day he comes back so they can get to work. Right now, it looks no different than when he left.”Lue is in his third season with Cleveland. He replaced David Blatt midway through the 2016 season and guided the Cavs to an NBA title, the first for any of Cleveland’s three major pro sports franchises since the Browns won an NFL championship in 1964.While Lue was away, the Cavs went 8-1 under associate coach Larry Drew, a former head coach who smoothly handled the transition and kept the Cavs from falling in the standings.Drew refused to take any credit, but Cleveland’s players acknowledged his steadiness has been important.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Cleveland. Lue is expected to attend the team’s game against New Orleans on Friday, March 30, 2018, but not sit on the bench. Lue has been on a medical leave and missed the past six games (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue is rejoining the Cavaliers’ disjointed season.Cleveland’s coach is expected to return from a medical absence and be back on the bench Thursday night against Washington, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgThe non-consultative approach taken by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) regarding the severance payment for Wales sugar workers is reminiscent of the struggles associated with the Enmore workers in June 1948.This was the view of Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis in an interview with Guyana Times on the observance of Enmore Martrys Day Thursday.“The struggle of ‘48 has been on the question of rights – right to choose, right to a union of your choice – there were a number of issues all bordered on rights [and] cut and load was the issue that brought them to fore, the point here now is how GuySuCo treats the [rights of workers],” he noted.Lincoln referenced the laws and conventions as stipulated in Chapter 23:01 of the Trade Unions Recognition laws which speak to how an employer must deal with unions and workers.“When a trade union has been given recognition, the employer has to deal with that trade union in good faith; in their case (GuySuCo), they are not prepared to talk to the trade union on the whole question of redundancy – they are in breach of the law and what we are having is a repeat of what took place in 1948,” the veteran trade unionist emphasised.He reiterated that the only way the well-being of workers could improve was if the requisite laws were respected. “We have to respect laws and conventions; these are the things that are premised on which good governance has been built.”Earlier this year, the General Secretary disclosed that the closure of the Wales Estate was an “injustice” and had called on Government to engage in dialogue with the parliamentary Opposition on the matter. At a solidarity protest at Belle West, West Bank Demerara, Lewis told the gathering that the rights of workers were at stake.The plight of sugar workers was highlighted in a statement that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) issued on Tuesday in memory of the five sugar workers who were gunned down by colonial Police in British Guiana on June 16, 1948. The workers who died were later known as the Enmore Martyrs: Lallabaggie and Dookie from Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and Rambarran, Harry and Pooran from Enterprise/Nonpareil, ECD.According to the Party, sugar workers today face an uncertain future with the decision to close Wales Estate and the impending closure of the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Estate, adding that workers were denied their Annual Production Incentive (API) and the fruits of other collective bargaining agreements with their union.“The gains made for sugar workers and workers on the whole are gradually being whittled away by an unsympathetic and uncaring regime which is more concerned about feathering its own nest rather than that of the working class,” the political Party noted.The PPP also said that the Administration needed to stop “playing politics” with the livelihoods of sugar workers and the decision to close sugar estates should be rescinded.“This disrespect and callous attitude displayed by GuySuCo is a clear violation of industrial relations enshrined in the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation,” the PPP added.last_img read more


first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Chairperson of the African Peers Review (APR) Forum, has nominated, for consideration and appointment two prominent diplomats to head the APR Panel of eminent persons.Those nominated by the Liberian leader include Ambassador Fatuma Nyirakobwa Ndangiza of Rwanda and Ambassador Ashraf Rashed of Egypt as the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively, of the APR Panel.Heads of State and Government are presently in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis-Ababa, attending the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU), where several cardinal issues including a report of activities of the AU Peace and Security Council and the state of peace and security in Africa. The AU leaders have also launched 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa.President Sirleaf made the nomination, according to a dispatch from the Ethiopia Capital, Addis-Ababa on Wednesday 29, 2014, when she chaired the 20th Summit of the Committee of Heads of State and Government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).Ambassador Ndangiza succeeds the outgoing Chairperson of the APR Panel, Barrister Akere Tabeng Muna of Cameroon, who served as a Panel Member from 2003 to January 2014. She was first appointed as member of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons at the 16th Summit of the APR Forum in January 2012. The new Vice-Chair was at the same time appointed to the APR Panel.Additionally, President Sirleaf recommended the appointment of three distinguished Africans as new Panel Members to replace Barrister Muna (Cameroon), Barrister Jullienne Onziel Gnelenga (Congo Brazzaville) and Dr. Amos C. Sawyer (Liberia) whose four-year tenure as Panel Members expires this month.Those preferred by the Liberian leader are: Edem Kojo (Togo), Professor Abo Mengeuel (Sudan), and Mr. Mahamoud Yossouf Khayal (Chad).President Sirleaf lauded the outgoing panelists, for what she termed their invaluable role in the progress of APRM, “…and I look forward to your continued support to this proud Pan-African initiative.”She pointed out that in the last 10 years, the APRM has proven itself an important tool for detecting possible fault lines in the continent’s national governance systems; has shown its strength as an early warning mechanism for emerging issues and potential crisis in some countries reviewed; and has equally provided an opportunity to showcase the best practices in some countries on the continent.President Sirleaf maintained that Africa’s success in achieving the standards set for good governance is heavily dependent on its ability to ensure self-governance and respect for the rules, protocols, and structures that constitute the Mechanism.She cautioned the important strengthening the lines of communication between the bodies that make up the APRM, to ensure that informed and prudent administrative decisions are made by those vested with the proper authority to make them. “This includes the implementation of the Mechanism structure which was approved by the Forum in May 2013,” she said.She called for the vetting of staff of the APRM Secretariat with swiftness and urgency, stressing that it must be done transparently and fairly. She thanked South Africa for agreeing to undertake the hiring of a firm to facilitate the recruitment process.President Sirleaf had recommended that the APRM Forum be made a permanent part of the African Union system, and urged the Committee of Heads of State of the Forum to support and protect the continent’s mechanism in fulfilling its mandate for the benefit of Africa.Speaking earlier, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Haile Mariam Desalegn, expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the exemplary leadership of the APRM Forum.PM Desalegn, who is also Chairperson of the Assembly of AU, said APR Forum is the means by which the continent can say no to undue interference from outside forces; and when the continent knows exactly what to do to ensure security, good governance, development and democratic rule. He hoped that more countries would accede to the APRM Process.The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, recognized the APRM Forum as the continent’s self-monitoring mechanism that must be supported by all of its leaders.Madam Zuma, who is the wife of South African President, Jacob Zuma, reminded the forum members that the APRM Forum was created in 2003 to help promote good governance and economic change, and insisted that the APRM represents an early warning system for potential problems in Member States.The APR Mechanism, an initiative of the African Union that was established in March 2003 by the Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), is an instrument for monitoring performance in governance among Member States, and provides support for the improvement of such performance.Thirty-four AU Member States, including Liberia, have voluntarily acceded to the Mechanism. Seventeen countries that have completed their self-assessment have been peer-reviewed by the Forum of Heads of State and Government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Fort St. John area is expected to receive a heap of snow within the next day, possibly bringing the December snowfall to above the region’s climate normal.According to Environment Canada, between 1971 and 2000, the average snowfall for the month was 32.4 centimetres. However, only halfway through the month of December, Fort St. John has already received 23.3 cm of snow which is expected to increase within the next day.- Advertisement -A low pressure system has been forecasted to travel just south of the Peace Region, says Doug Lundquist, B.C. interior warning preparedness meteorologist.[asset|aid=3347|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=89cd1d52903986d6319b9b63cca95dea-Lundquist 1_1_Pub.mp3] Lundquist says that if the region receives the forecasted amount of snow, it will reach the total snowfall amount normally only seen throughout the whole month.In terms of total precipitation for December, the Fort St. John area has received an average of 26.5 mm of precipitation between 1971 and 2000.Advertisement The precipitation amounts may be higher for this month, but Fort St. John has seen drought-like conditions throughout most of the summer. Only three months so far this year – March, May and October – have had above average precipitation.last_img read more


first_imgHe could also devote more time to his philanthropic pursuits, taking care of terminally ill children at his New Mexico ranch. His last radio appearance Thursday was to raise money for three charities; over the last 18 years, the Imus-hosted Radiothon raised more than $40 million. CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo declined to comment on any aspects of Imus’ contract. She also refused to discuss the fate of other regulars on the canceled program, including producer Bernard McGuirk and longtime Imus friend and sidekick Charles McCord. Filling Imus’ slot Monday morning will be Francesa and longtime partner Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Mateo said. The successful afternoon drive-time pair, New York’s top sports radio duo, will perform double-duty for the next two weeks until a permanent plan is in place, she said. Westwood One (managed and partly owned by CBS Corp.), which syndicated the Imus show, did not return a call about replacement programming on the 60 other stations that carried the program. Comic Dennis Miller, who started a syndicated show in January, was mentioned as one candidate. Speculation about Imus immediately centered on satellite radio. Howard Stern, the I-Man’s broadcasting bete noir, found freedom and a fortune by moving to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. And shock jocks Opie and Anthony, booted from terrestrial radio in 2002, returned to XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. two years later – and now do morning shows on both satellite and FM radio.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Back on the radio? Or off to retirement? Answers about the future were hard to come by Friday, when 66-year-old radio legend Don Imus spent his first day of unemployment after nearly 40 years in silence – a change from his repeated apologies and media appearances of the last week. The biggest question was whether he would try rehabilitating his image or simply slip into obscurity. Both options held certain appeals for the I-Man, who was fired for a racist and sexist remark about the Rutgers women’s basketball team and took just eight days to morph from “Imus In the Morning” into “Jimmy the Greek” Snyder. The Greek never landed another job after his 1988 firing as a CBS football analyst for racially tinged remarks. Before either happens, Imus will sit down with officials from CBS Radio to work out the financial details surrounding his abrupt dismissal. Imus recently negotiated a new five-year CBS contract that reportedly paid him $10 million a year. (Imus had no contract with cable network MSNBC – a unit of NBC Universal, owned by General Electric Co. – which simulcast his show in a licensing deal with CBS.) “I see many people in suits with briefcases haggling over Imus’ contracts,” said Tom Taylor, editor of the trade publication Inside Radio. “I see a lot of that. There’s a lot of money on the table in this thing, and a lot of issues.” Once they’re settled, Imus presumably could try to restart his career on radio – either satellite or terrestrial – or perhaps on television. A new gig would provide Imus with another opportunity for his career to rise phoenixlike as it has in the past – surviving and thriving despite firings, drug and alcohol woes, on-air controversies and a raunchy 1996 Washington appearance where he questioned President Clinton’s sexual fidelity – with the first lady in attendance. “I don’t believe for a second that you won’t hear from him again,” said fellow WFAN-AM host Mike Francesa, a die-hard Imus backer, on his Friday afternoon program. Or retirement beckons, perhaps with a multimillion-dollar golden parachute floated by CBS. Imus could spend more time with 8-year-old son Wyatt at either his $30 million beachfront home in Connecticut or his penthouse apartment with its 1,400-square-foot terrace on Central Park West. last_img read more


first_img“AFC Leopards is a top team and they will definitely fight for the Shield. We need to prepare well if we are to stand a chance against them. We are on track and our ambition is high since we have come a long way in this competition,” Ouna noted.The former Gor Mahia and Posta Rangers assistant coach hopes his side will be in full strength for the clash with two of his key players, Dan Odhiambo and striker Joe Waithira facing a race for fitness with knee injuries.The coach has also revealed that he will not take the game lightly despite AFC Leopards currently struggling in the league at 13th spot.Wazitos Piston Vinyuli up against Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Wazito, who are chasing a first ever promotion to the top flight league are third in the NSL standings with 42 points ahead of former KPL sides Ushuru and KCB  who lie 4th and 5th respectively.Ouna’s arrival at the club mid-last season has come in with a turn of fortune for the side formed just less than five years ago. Having helped them to finish within the top half of the table after finding them struggling, the coach now looks on for promotion.However, he admits it will be a treacherous tread hunting for promotion considering the competition his boys face but having achieved his half season target, he knows they just need an intensive final push to get top flight status.“Our target in the league was 37 points at the end of the first leg but we managed 38. We are going to face every game with the required importance and hopefully, we can achieve something at the end of the season. Now, it is game by game and the immediate focus is the GOtv Shield,” the coach noted.According to the initial plan put up by KPL and the Football Kenya Federation, the top two teams from the NSL will be automatically promoted while the third placed team will be engaged in a play-off with the team that finishes 16th in the KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000National Super League side Wazito FC wil be eyeing promotion to the top flight KPL next season.NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 10- National Super League (NSL) side Wazito FC are focused on a successful campaign in the GOtv Shield with their eyes focused on upsetting Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards when the two sides face off in the quarter finals on August 19.Though he admits it will be a tough duel against the 13-time KPL champions, Wazito head coach Frank Ouna believes his side will be well armed for the tough contest with his charges expected back to training on Thursday after the short election break.last_img read more


first_imgA charity fundraiser has been organised to raise finance for the North-West Cancer Society and the Oncology unit at Beaumont Hospital.The fundraiser will take place tomorrow night at McDaid’s Bar, Burtonport at 7pm.There will be live entertainment throughout the evening and there will also be a buffet on display. A raffle will also take place and there are a number of top class prizes up for grabs.Both organisations provide a superb service for all those afflicted by cancer and their families – so tomorrow night is a great opportunity to donate to two brilliant and worthy causes.It promises to be a great night’s entertainment with local songbird Josephine Sweeney also set to take to the stage after ten years away from the limelight.    FUNDRAISER FOR NORTH-WEST CANCER SOCIETY TOMORROW NIGHT AT MCDAID’S BAR was last modified: July 25th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court and admitted killing Donegal-born journalist Eugene Moloney.Mr Maloney, who was originally from Inishowen, was assaulted in Dublin city-centre last year and died as a result of his injuries.Gary Burch of Kennington Close, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter of Mr Moloney on Camden Street in June, 2012. The case was adjourned for a number of weeks to allow Mr Burch, who is 21, to complete a Fás course. Sentencing will take place in June.MAN ADMITS KILLING DONEGAL-BORN JOURNALIST was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchlast_img read more


first_imgA man in his 70s has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young boy while out fishing and after gathering turf in Co Donegal.Letterkenny court.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had denied both charges of indecent assault. But after two hours of deliberating, a jury of seven women and five men found him guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.The complainant is a 41 year old man who now lives in New York who gave his evidence by video-link.The man said he was just 10 years old in the summer of 1984 when his attacker gave him £5 to row his boat while he was fishing.While out fishing the man produced a condom and asked him to try it on while he exposed himself to the 10 year old boy.The man is also alleged to have produced pornography from a black bin bag.The man said attacker left him off on a small island and asked him to try it on but he could not get it on and he left the island.On another occasion, the man claims that he was offered £20 by the man to turn turf at his bog which he agreed to do.After the work, they went back to the man’s house.The witness was then given pornographic material and told to go into the bedroom and masturbate.When he did this, the man then came into the bedroom and masturbated himself and then touched the boy on his penis.The court heard the victim returned from New York in 2009 and came across the man in a bar during a festival in his town.He pushed the man out the door but it was not until 2011 that the accused was arrested and interviewed by Gardai about the assaults.However, barrister for the accused, Mr Cormac Ó Dúlacháin said his client denied all the charges and that he did not even know the accused.The accused said he did not think of boys in a sexual way and although he was not married, he had come close to getting married once but his then girlfriend went off with another man.Judge Francis Comerford adjourned the case for sentencing until July.He also ordered that the man be placed on the sex offenders register.MAN FOUND GUILTY OF INDECENTLY ASSAULTING 10 YEAR OLD BOY was last modified: May 7th, 2015 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)last_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue TD has repeated his calls for a commitment from the Minister for Children on a time frame for the Referendum on Children’s Rights. The Donegal North East TD has urged Minister Frances Fitzgerald to use her attendance at the Early Childcare Conference in Donegal today to commit to a date for the vote.Deputy McConalogue said, “There is great concern that the important legislation enshrining children’s rights in our constitution could be slipping down the new government’s political agenda. During an interview with TV 3’s Midweek programme last week, Minister Frances Fitzgerald refused to commit to any time-frame for the Children’s Referendum and she poured cold water on proposals to hold the vote on the same day as the Presidential election.“I am deeply concerned about the new government’s silence on this issue since they took up office. Over the past number of years in opposition, Fine Gael and Labour constantly demanded an immediate date for the Children’s Referendum. Both parties were completely preoccupied with rushing the legislation before the people and had no patience for the time that was needed to ensure that the wording was safe and correct. “But now that they are in Government, Fine Gael and Labour appear to be dodging the issue despite Minister Fitzgerald having two agreed versions of the wording on her desk. There is a widespread view that holding the referendum on the same day as the Presidential election is a sensible idea. Despite Fine Gael agreeing with this during the general election campaign, they are now preparing the ground for yet another u-turn.“I am delighted that Frances Fitzgerald is coming to Ballybofey today to see first-hand the excellent work carried out by our early childcare and education sector in Donegal. The Minister’s attendance at the Donegal County Childcare Committee conference will provide a perfect forum for her to set out a time frame for the Referendum once and for all.“The Children’s Referendum is far too important to put on the long finger. Minister Fitzgerald must prove that her party’s focus on this issue wasn’t a simple ploy to win votes, by showing that she has a concrete plan for the Referendum. She can count on my full support for moves to progress this issue and put it before the people.”MINISTER MUST GIVE TIMEFRAME ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS REFERENDUM – McCONALOGUE was last modified: May 7th, 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)last_img read more