Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lymareva-Flink stands at 5-foot-11 and the Angels hope the 25-year-old can help the ream in the reception department, where they have an efficiency rating of 34.01 percent making them the second-worst team in the league in terms of the statistic.“It’s not that she doesn’t have the attacking skill, she already has the experience of playing professionally for four years,” said Cruz of Lymareva-Flink who already played in Turkey.Kullerkann, who has already torn the ACL on her left knee twice, averaged 16 points in her three games with the Angels.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The Angels and import Kadi Kullerkann have decided to part ways after the Estonian national aggravated her left knee injury.Replacing Kullerkann is outside hitter Olena Lymareva-Flink, who will be joining fellow Ukrainian Anastasiia Trach in the Angels’ roster.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 crownPetroGazz team manager Camille Cruz said the staff elected to call in an import who could help them in their reception, an area the 6-foot-4 Kullerkann had a difficulty playing.“What the team lacks right now is the first ball, we already have attackers, so the priority was to get an import that can help us in our receives,” said Cruz in Filipino. 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PetroGazz was just starting to get its groove in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference after it snapped its three-game skid at the start of the tournament, but the Angels are not out of the woods yet.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Romeo sets PBA All-Star record with 48 points as Gilas beats Luzon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matthysse on KO defeat to Pacquiao: It was my turn to lose After sitting out much of the conference due to a swollen right knee, Standhardinger made an immediate impact in San Miguel’s 92-79 win over Alaska in Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.Standhardinger finished with nine points, all in the second quarter, while pulling down five boards as the Beermen took a 1-0 lead in the five-game series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: San Miguel draws first blood against Alaska as Standhardinger returns“I just felt good to be out there again and yes it was exciting,” said Standhardinger Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “It feels good, I’m a hundred percent healthy now and I can go however long they want to play me. They just let me know and I go.”Standhardinger played for 11 minutes and was vital in the Beermen’s game-clinching run.READ: Standhardinger: ‘I’m not a rookie’The Beermen pulled away from the Aces in the second quarter with a 9-0 run that Standhardinger capped off with a jumper for the 34-24 lead.“I felt like we had the game under control the whole time and we have to play like that again to have good chances to get the victory,” said Standhardinger. “They [the Aces] played hard and I’m happy we were able to play a little harder.”ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t just count Christian Standhardinger out.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES
The resignation letter of the comptroller of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), which has gone viral on social media, has again raised troubling questions about where the country appears headed to. This is because things appear to be falling apart under the assault of crippling economic forces. Moreover, these developments appear to foretell what may likely happen going forward. As noted in previous editorials, the adoption of IMF economic policies under a Structural Adjustment Policy requires enormous amounts of fiscal discipline.This newspaper recalls that in an unusual and unprecedented fashion, western diplomats through their respective embassies accredited near this capital wrote the Government of Liberia a letter demanding restitution of development funds earmarked for support to projects mutually identified for support. It, is not known at this point, whether those funds have been restituted although there are suggestions to the contrary. As part of measures intended to stabilize the economy, the IMF recommended a drastic reduction in the national wage bill.The wage bill had been grossly inflated by a mass hiring of party loyalists into government and the civil service with unrealistic salaries, emoluments and benefits. Realistically, the mass layoff of such individuals as recommended by the IMF proved too much a daunting prospect for the CDC led government and, to get around salary harmonization was chosen as a way out. But even then, the harmonization has since been unequally applied.Worse still, the current non availability of adequate amounts of Liberian dollars to conduct what should be ordinary day to day business transactions is greatly undermining the legitimacy of the government. Should things continue along this path strikes and street protests may become a feature of daily life which could prove very testing for this government.The authorization sought from the Legislature to print new banknotes has apparently run into hiccups and which appears likely to remain in the doldrums at least until after Legislators return from their agricultural break or until when called from recess for special session in January 2020.What this suggests is that Christmas pay for civil servants may be in limbo given official Finance Ministry’s quid quo pro “no print no pay” policy. This is in view of the annoying fact that 16bn in Liberian dollar banknotes remains in the custody of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).In view of the dire economic situation, the government has sought assistance from IMF to arrange borrowing terms that would enable access to credit. But this is a double edged sword that has to be handled with caution. Why” It is because IMF inspired Structural Adjustment Policies are known to have provoked riots and civil unrest in many countries around the world and Liberia, a mere appendage of international capital can by no means be considered different.According to authors Michael Thompson, Alexander Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs “structural adjustment programmes have a detrimental impact on child and maternal health. In particular, these programmes undermine access to quality and affordable healthcare and adversely impact upon social determinants of health, such as income and food availability”.Clearly, these are compelling reasons why this government needs to think out of the box and explore alternative means by which this vicious cycle of endemic mass poverty can be broken especially considering this country’s natural endowment of rich resources which from all indications are being exploited with little or no benefit to the people. Placed between a rock and a hard place, and rather than seeking creative solutions to address the harsh economic situation, officials of this government appear instead to be more inclined to relying on force and the use of violence to address popular stirrings for an end to the hardships being experienced.This can explain why a nonentity and common criminal like the notorious General Power would rise as a star player in the state security apparatus. The belated but unsuccessful attempt by Presidential Press secretary, Smith Toby to shake off public concerns about the conduct of Power has tended to further engrain the impression that his (Toby) is but a coverup intended to shield the government, particularly President from public criticism. As November winds to a close heralding the advent of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Those are holiday celebrations along with July 26 which Liberians hold dear.Therefore prospects of dampened Christmas and New Year holiday celebrations owing to the lack of money to put food on the table for the family will certainly prove much too hard to bear. And this government will do itself well by not provoking the people with the display of armed might and aggression towards December 30 protesters. There is and has been much talk in the air about violence and the threat of its use against protesters on December 30. This newspaper therefore cautions all sides particularly state security personnel to exercise the greatest restraint and refrain from violence.The “Baghdad Bobs” cum ethnic nationalists will of course as expected continue to justify every misstep by this government. If the Baghdad Bobs proved unable to help or keep Doe in power, there is no reason whatever to expect that they can now do so for anyone else. But the tragedy is President Weah appears oblivious to what is unfolding or is he just feigning ignorance?Will the “Baghdad Bobs” please stand!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Guyana Chronicle audit…auditors cite breaches in hiring, tendering transactionsA recent audit into the management of resources at the Guyana National Newspaper Limited has revealed several breaches in the disbursement of monies for services and employment procedures.Chateram Ramdihal Chartered Accountants Professional Services Firm, which is also known as Ramdihal and Haynes Inc, was contracted by the Auditor General to conduct a special audit on the overall management and governance of the Guyana Chronicle for the period of June 1, 2018 to September 10, 2018.Guyana Chronicle General Manager Sherod DuncanThe objective was to determine whether the spending of funds was in accordance with principles and regulations of the company.A document containing the findings was leaked to Guyana Times; it indicated that the General Manager, Sherod Duncan took an overseas trip with the marketing coordinator for the resuscitation of the publication’s New York edition. This trip cost an excess of $736,028, but there was no approval from the Minister for such an event and to date, no relevant documents were brought forward to support these expenditures.Meanwhile, Duncan, a member of the Alliance for Change (AFC), had travelled again in June to Lethem and was given an allowance of $200,000. In that instance, the Management Tender Committee did not give approval for his travel, and documents are also still pending.According to the audit, Duncan also expended some $721,000 to repair one of the company’s vehicles which he used, but there were no contract to validate such and these payments were made without the established approval process.Apart from financial errors, the audit report demonstrates that an editor by the name of Godfrey Wray was terminated upon instruction from the General Manager. But Wray’s personnel file did not indicate that his performance was poor. The services of a finance controller were also terminated by Duncan in September without notice, which is not in compliance with the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual.According to the audit, Duncan also proceeded to hire one Adrian Persaud as the company’s social media coordinator, but a look at his recruitment indicated that the vacancy was not advertised internally or externally and no evidence of his qualification was provided at that time.Tender breachesThe Guyana Chronicle has a Management Tender Committee, which approves transactions ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 before payments are made. But during the stipulated time examined, no approval was given for nine such transactions valued at $1.6 million, the audit stated.Further, five transactions valued at a total of $2.1 million were never approved by the Corporation Tender Committee, which approves expenditure valued between $300,000 and $1 million.Meanwhile, for the four months examined, some $2.3 million was spent to increase the entity’s social media presence in the areas of live streaming, social boosts and the social media department, but the company’s budget for 2018 did not make any provisions for this. Furniture was also acquired for over $2.5 million without any budgetary allocation.In light of the probe, Duncan was sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and audit.
Snucins will begin the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21, while Kok and Morrison chose to begin the next day on Aug. 22.This will be Kok’s third time competing in the event.Riders’ progress can be followed on the event’s official website, by inserting their frame numbers: 5907 (Snucins), 8399 (Morrison) and 8572 (Kok).This year, there will be 5,414 participants from around the world, with the biggest contingent coming from France and the United States. Canada has 101 cyclists participating, 40 from B.C. and three from Fort St. John. Advertisement Three local long distance cyclists are preparing for an overseas competition.Jay Morrison, Erik Snucins and Wim Kok have all qualified to compete in the 17th Paris-Brest-Paris, taking place in France from August 21-25.- Advertisement -Morrison and Snucins both qualified to compete in the middle of June, when they both completed the 600 km Tour de Peace. Morrison finished with a time of 37 hours and 52 minutes, while Snucins finished with a time of 38 hours and 40 minutes. Kok qualified two weeks later, finishing the 600 km North Thompson event in 34 hours and 18 minutes.In order to qualify, athletes must complete four distances, 200, 300, 400 and 600 km this year, with a time limit of 13.5, 20, 27 and 40 hours respectively.The 1,230 km marathon, held every 4 years, begins in Guyancourt, a Paris Suburb and cyclists will ride through tertiary roads and small villages to Brest in Brittany, located on the Atlantic Coast. Upon arriving, cyclists will then have to turn around and ride back to Paris.Competitors are expected to be self sufficient during the competition and no support is allowed while en route. To reach Paris in the designated amount of time, riders will have to cycles day and night on only a few hours of sleep.Advertisement
However, with his current contract expiring in 2020, the Belgian has repeatedly stated his desire to one day join the European champions.“When I was in Lille I always said I want to go one day in England because it is my dream league, because the English league is very hard, and then one day try to move (to) Spain,” Hazard told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday.“Now I’m almost 28, seven years with Chelsea, we won almost everything.“So I can finish (my career) with Chelsea. No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here.“So if I don’t move, if I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem. I love the fans – I think the fans love me.”Real could do with Hazard’s firepower. In the absence of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid have failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1985.However, Hazard has also stated he has no intention of following the example of international team-mate Thibaut Courtois in forcing his way out of Chelsea.Courtois had just a year to run on his contract, lowering his transfer value, when he refused to return to pre-season training with Chelsea before sealing a move to Real in August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is happy to see out his career at Stamford Bridge should a dream move to Real Madrid not materialise © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – Eden Hazard insists he will be happy to end his career at Chelsea should his dream move to Real Madrid not materialise.Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea’s unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri, scoring eight goals in all competitions, as the Blues sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Liverpool.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Rome daily La Repubblica reported Saturday that Vatican officials recognized the monsignor’s office in the background of the program, which aired Oct. 1. The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said the Italian monsignor was suspended while the case was under investigation. “Higher-ups are evaluating the situation with the necessary reserve and with the obligatory respect for the person involved, even if this person has erred,” Lombardi said. Vatican officials “had to intervene decisively and with the severity required by conduct not compatible with priestly service and with the mission of the Holy See,” he added. While the Vatican rarely comments on individual sex scandals, this case directly touched the Holy See, apparently prompting the confirmation of the report. Vatican teaching holds that homosexual activity is a sin. Stenico said to call back later in the day when he would have more to say, but later attempts to reach him were not successful. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted him as saying he had sent his superiors “a dutiful memo” about the case. Milan daily Corriere della Sera had previously reported that a young man had contacted La7 and said he had been in contact with several priests on chat lines popular with gay men. Corriere said La7 then filmed encounters between the man and priests with a hidden camera. A woman identifying herself as a producer for La7’s “Exit” program declined to comment about the case, saying only that the program could be viewed on the network’s Web site. In the program, the faces of those speaking with the young man are obscured and their voices altered so they would not be recognized. The man La Repubblica identified as the Vatican official can be heard saying that “he didn’t feel he was sinning” by having sex with gay men and asking his visitor if he liked him.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Saturday it has suspended a monsignor from a senior post at the Holy See after an Italian TV program using a hidden camera recorded him making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful. The Vatican did not identify the monsignor by name. But Monsignor Tommaso Stenico confirmed in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he had been suspended from his post at the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy, an office which aims to ensure proper conduct by priests. “Don’t condemn me,” Stenico said, adding that the program “was done fraudulently” because it used a hidden camera. In the program on private Italian network La7, a man identified as a priest is heard saying that he “didn’t feel he was sinning” by having sex with gay men.
A woman attacked her ex-husband with a spanner and split him open before attacking his car.Frances Brolly appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with assaulting her former husband John Brolly at Cloughfin, Lifford, Co Donegal.Ms Brolly, 49, who now lives at Dunowen Park, Clady, Co Tyrone, attacked her husband and left him needing five stitches to his head. Her husband told investigating Gardai that he was very frightened after the incident and feared more serious harm could have been caused during the incident on December 31st, 2013.Garda Inspector John O’Toole told the court that the windscreen of Mr Brolly’s jeep had been smashed and there were several dents to the vehicle.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had been going through a very difficult time on the day in question.He said she was now very remorseful for what had happened.Judge Paul Kelly said there was a complex background but that this was a very serious charge.He adjourned the case until April 20th and ordered a probation report on Ms Brolly.WOMAN ATTACKED EX-HUSBAND WITH SPANNER AND DAMAGED HIS JEEP was last modified: February 16th, 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) Tags:CloughfindonegalFRance BrollyjeepLiffordspanner
The lotto numbers for this week were 7,11,21,22 and the match 3 winner was Charlie McClafferty. Next weeks jackpot is €1,860. Sellers this week are Paddy McFadden and Brendan Walsh.Both senior and reserves teams got their campaign started on Sunday with home games against Dungloe, the reserves won well in the end up thanks to 5 goals. The senior game was a tight affair and it ended up being a draw as a 45 from Michael Murphy from the last kick secured a point.Both teams are away to Ardara this Saturday evening. The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April. Our U16’s beat St Eunan’s B team on Sunday morning at home. Could club members please take note that only team management, physios and squad members are allowed into the dugout area of the pitch during games this year, this is to comply with new rules.Also could anyone who is interested in helping out with the making tea this year after one of our home games contact Hughie McDaid, Donal Kelly or Barry McDaid, all help appreciated.EndsGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 29th, 2011 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)
Club members, family and friends are encouraged to enter the Azzurri Sport Quiz Competition on Facebook and help win a team kit for our Under 14 footballers. The closing date is Monday December 31st so enter now and keep us ahead in the race for 1st place. The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 24 were Aaron Mc Gettigan, Revlin and Paddy Regan, c/o Dom’s Pier 1. The numbers drawn were 6, 13, 2 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €3,500. The Senior Board AGM takes place this Friday night December 28th at 8.00 pm sharp in Dom’s Pier 1. Everybody welcome. The nominations received can now be viewed on the club website. The Annual Dinner & Presentation of Club Awards for 2012 will take place in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday January 18th. Tickets are now on sale priced @ €25.00 from Dom’s Pier 1, Sean Dunnion, Maeve Espey, Paul Timoney & Mickey Martin. Admission is by ticket only so please purchase now well in advance as tickets are limited. Music by Free Whiskey. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 24th, 2012 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:Four Masters club notes