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Jan
18

Open crown perfect sendoff for Creamline’s Tai

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bundit has decided to go back to his family, leaving behind the championship franchise which he said would dominate the league for years.The Cool Smashers also won the Reinforced Conference title early this year.Creamline management has been shopping for his replacement even before the finals, capped by Saturday’s 25-20, 25-20, 25-15 win over Motolite-Ateneo, which they swept in two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSources said Creamline’s list includes active coaches from both the PVL and rival league Philippine Superliga.Foreign mentors are also being considered.At any rate, the solid core, composed of Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Jia Morado, will be back next season. Creamline can expect a tougher Motolite squad which has reportedly tapped the services of Myla Pablo in building up its own franchise.But for Valdez, the important thing is they managed to give Bundit a fitting sendoff after dominating Motolite-Ateneo in the best-of-three championship series.“He deserved a great exit, he deserved nothing but the best,” said Valdez of Bundit, who also helped her Ateneo team win back-to-back titles in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 MOST READ Patrombon, Capadocia dominate Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The hunt for the next Creamline coach has gone full blast.Just a day after Creamline dominated the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference, speculations abound as to who will replace Tai Bundit, the Thai mentor whose lack of English skills didn’t hinder him from winning titles.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Jan
17

Open letter to all media practitioners

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Press Association’s statement on 11th March 2019 accused the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Leader of the Opposition and former President of Guyana, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, of a direct attack and threat to the lives and livelihoods of members of the Association’s professional journalists and media houses. This grave threat is described by the GPA as, “…he quipped that the question posed by journalist Nazima Raghubir was ‘stupid’.”The use of the word ‘quipped’ to describe an attack or threat is novel. Deliberate misinterpretation of a quip is not, however; so an examination of the press conference on 7th March 2019 is instructive.In relation to the SARA offer to settle the issue of his home at Pradoville, Jagdeo said, “It is a political thing…I will not pay a cent more”. Ms. Raghubir then asked, “You said you rejected it, but on what basis?” Jagdeo replied, “…what kind of stupid question is that? …because you have to use deductive reasoning if it’s a political thing…”Ms Raghubir, President of the GPA, was vociferous in her response, and was at no time cowed in the exchange. She spiritedly replied, “I get impatient with stupid statements”. This was in reply to a former President of Guyana.Having found common ground on this issue, the press conference continued with both parties asking and answering questions in good humour. Ms. Raghubir did not leave the press conference.It is difficult to discern an attack or threat from either tone or posture displayed by the Leader of the Opposition during this exchange, (complete video of which is available via the PPPC Facebook page).The GPA should be in praise of the unprecedented access, via weekly press conferences, to the Leader of the Opposition, which allows unfettered access to Jagdeo without constraint of time or a moderator. The PPP has a long track record of championing freedom of the press, and has fought its own struggles during previous PNC regimes to ensure the public always has access to the media, and that the media is free and fair.While the GPA may indeed see questioning of deductive reasoning capabilities as a threat to many media houses, the biggest dangers to the lives and livelihoods of media practitioners and media houses are not quips and/or testy exchanges at press conferences. The threat comes from the media’s abandonment of the universal journalistic code of ethics.For enlightenment of those who entered the profession without formal training, there are four core principles: Seek Truth and Report it; Minimize Harm; Act Independently, and Be Accountable and Transparent.An examination of the work of some members of the GPA shows a pattern of fabrication, lack of regard for the public good, bias and partisanship. A few examples presented here should be sufficient evidence of the need of the GPA members to take a more professional approach to their job.On the 24th August 2018, Newsroom reported that the Opposition Leader hoped “that these shelters are just to assist the refugees temporarily, with a vision of having them deported.”However, Mr Jagdeo did not use the word ‘deported’, but said ‘repatriated.’ The article has since been amended.Newsroom was again the perpetrator of fake news on two occasions when they claimed, on 4th October 2018, that the PPP/C had “pulled out of Wakenaam local government elections”, and on 8th September 2018, “Jagdeo supports repossession of Providence lands”.The Guyana Chronicle, on any given day, will carry so many fabrications that it has become a futile exercise to keep up.The GPA should work assiduously to self-police its members and curb the manufacture and dissemination of ‘fake news’. At stake is the credibility of the media.For instance, there are unproven accusations that have been repeated ad nauseam: 400 Black youths killed by PPP and $28B stolen by PPP. These have never been the subject of credible, independent investigation — a continuing blemish on the local journalistic fraternity.The GPA Executive as constituted currently is an extension of the Ministry of the Presidency staffers employed at the Guyana Chronicle. This attempt to manufacture a threat from a good-natured exchange is transparent in its motivation and puerile in its execution. I would therefore advise the GPA Executive to spend some time in reflection on the harmful impact of this dishonest action on our country. I suggest they begin with Matthew 7:5, “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”Yours truly,Nigel Dharamlall, MPlast_img read more

Jan
17

Duncan faces pressure from Govt to resign

first_img… denies receiving letter from Prime MinisterEmbattled trade unionist Carvil Duncan is insisting that he never received a letter from Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo asking him to justify why a tribunal should not be established to address his removal from his post as Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC). This removal would automatically mean his resignation from other constitutional service commissions.In a statement to the media on Saturday, Duncan said a senior Government official working out of the Ministry of the Presidency contacted him in February, purportedly under the instructions of the President, to discuss his resignation from the PSC, which would, by design, result in his resignation from the Judicial Service Commission and the Police Service Commission.He claimed that during his meeting with the official, he was asked to consider a financial package that would accompany his resignation.“My answer to him was that I had preferred to speak with the President on this matter and I then exited his office,” Duncan stated.He detailed that shortly after, he received another call requesting his attendance at a meeting with the President that very day. The official was once again present, along with the President and another individual.Duncan said the President insisted he tender his resignation from the constitutional service commissions.“He then said to me as much as three times that “he does not want any blood on his carpet” forcing me to move in the direction of resigning by the deadline of March 15, 2016,” he recollected.He said the President also offered him the financial package as was offered by the senior official if he succumbed to their desires for him to resign.Duncan said he left the meeting with an understanding that he would return a call confirming his agreement to resign but attempts to contact the official a few days later proved futile.“I made numerous telephone calls and left several messages with his Secretary without any response to date,” he said.Duncan said he subsequently read a shocking report which stated that he failed to respond to a letter dispatched by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.Reports indicate that Nagamootoo wrote Duncan asking him to show cause why a tribunal should not be established to address the question of his removal from constitutional office.“I had checked with both of my offices which were never in receipt of any letter sent by the Prime Minister. I also checked at the Post Office in my area which informed me that it had no outstanding mail for me. It may be opportune to note that I was also never contacted by the Prime Minister or any of his agents,” he stated.With charges of fraud against him and a tribunal underway to determine his fate, Duncan maintained that he will not be stepping down from his posts.“I will not resign! Because I hold a constitutional office and my term in office is set out in my mandate, the instrument given to me,” he told reporters some two weeks after a three-member tribunal was sworn-in by President Granger to investigate and recommend whether Duncan should be removed from his offices for his inability to discharge his function and/or misbehaviour.The Commissioners comprise Chairperson Justice Roxanne George, Justice Winston Patterson and Attorney Robert Ramcharran.Duncan was charged and placed before the courts over an alleged theft of monies from the Guyana Power and Light. He was placed on $1 million bail in February last, after he had appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with larceny after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.Police alleged that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole $984,900, property of GPL.It is alleged that he conspired with GPL’s then Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aeshwar Deonarine to steal $984,900, property of the power company and that he conspired with Deonarine to commit a felony, namely he conspired to steal $27,757,500, property of the utility company.last_img read more

Dec
29

Martin O’Neill proud of fantastic Ireland after agonising exit to France

first_img1 O’Neill consoles Seamus Coleman following defeat to France Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill left Lyon intensely proud of his players after seeing them eventually wilt under the pressure of playing two enormous games inside five days, against a side which had enjoyed a week’s break.A second-half brace from Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Robbie Brady’s early penalty to see France book their place in the quarter-finals.After their Euro 2016 exit, O’Neill said: “I was asked at the press conference yesterday about the difference that three days makes to one side, and we definitely got the short straw in that aspect.“I know that we knew about it before, but it is an incredible amount of time one side could have as an advantage over another team.”However, O’Neill was left wondering what might have been after seeing his players hand the hosts a genuine shock.Asked if Ireland had reached their level by making the last 16, he said: “We were playing a very fine side in France, who are possibly the tournament favourites, today and we really had a go – not only a go, we had them under severe pressure in the game.“We took the lead and at half-time we are not only well in the game but actually feeling that we could win the match, so no, I don’t think so.“When I analyse both qualification and the group that we were put into, then I think the team has done fantastically well, hence my disappointment at not going through today.”last_img read more

Dec
27

Shrewsbury Town set to become first club in England to introduce safe standing

first_img Shrewsbury Town’s Salop Leisure stadium Shrewsbury have become the first English club to apply for the introduction of safe standing at their ground.The Sky Bet League One side is aiming to create a safe standing area with a capacity of around 500 in the Salop Leisure Stand.Shrewsbury’s stadium, Greenhous Meadow, was built 10 years ago and is one of 29 in the Football League which can currently apply for safe standing.Clubs in England’s top two divisions have been legally required to have all-seater grounds since the measure was recommended by the 1990 Taylor Report into the Hillsborough disaster.Should Shrewsbury win approval from the Sports Ground Safety Authority, then they would become the first all-seater stadium in England and Wales to introduce safe standing.“There’s a clear demand from our fans for an area where they can stand safely,” Roger Groves, the joint-chairman of the club’s Supporters’ Parliament, told the Shrewsbury website.“We see that at every game with several hundred choosing to stand at their seats, which is not altogether safe.“Rail seats will ensure that nobody falls over no matter how wildly they celebrate a goal and, by having a dedicated standing area, we believe that the overall atmosphere in the stadium will also be enhanced.”The Premier League recently wrote to its 20 clubs asking if they would be interested in taking part in a trial to reintroduce standing sections in their grounds.Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic installed 2,600 rail seats – seats that can be flipped down or locked into an upright position, with safety barriers separating each row – at Parkhead last season and it was considered a major success.“As a Scot, I am very familiar with the great success that Celtic have had with their rail seating section,” said Shrewsbury chief executive Brian Caldwell.“So when the Supporters’ Parliament approached me about introducing the same concept here, I was immediately keen on the idea.“Our safety officer has also visited Celtic Park recently and is all for it.”Shrewsbury plan to replicate Celtic’s method and are raising the funds required through a crowdfunding campaign.“We see it as an enhancement in spectator safety and a welcome provision of supporter choice,” added Caldwell.“We hope, too, that by pioneering the use of rail seating in the EFL, we will be playing a useful part in paving the way for other clubs in England and Wales to follow suit in due course.” 1last_img read more

Dec
27

Stuttgart sign Leicester goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler on three-year deal

first_imgRon-Robert Zieler has left Leicester City to sign for Bundesliga club Stuttgart on a three-year deal.The Premier League side announced the deal on Tuesday evening, confirming Zieler’s departure after just one season at the King Power Stadium.The 28-year-old travelled from Leicester’s pre-season training camp in Austria to Germany to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical with Stuttgart, and he penned a contract keeping him at the Mercedes-Benz Arena until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.Zieler played 13 games for the Foxes following his arrival from Hannover last summer, appearing across all four competitions Leicester took part in. Ron-Robert Zieler made 13 appearances for Leicester in all competitions 1last_img read more

Dec
27

DONEGAL TO PLAY TYRONE IN ULSTER FINAL AFTER RED HAND DESTROY CAVAN

first_imgDONEGAL will play Tyrone in this year’s Ulster SFC Final.The Red Hand county strolled past Cavan in their replay in Clones today to set up the final clash at the same venue on Sunday, July 17 (2pm).Mickey Harte’s side were in superb form today – hitting FIVE goals past Cavan in the process. Tyrone wandered to the finish line on a score of 5-18 to 2-17, Cavan hitting their second goal in the dying embers of injury time.Donegal’s Minors will play Derry in the Ulster MFC Final at noon in the double header in Clones, so it will be an early start for Donegal fans wanting to see both games. DONEGAL TO PLAY TYRONE IN ULSTER FINAL AFTER RED HAND DESTROY CAVAN was last modified: July 3rd, 2016 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:CavandonegalTyronelast_img read more

Dec
25

HEADS HELD HIGH AS CARNDONAGH FC SHOW PRIDE

first_imgCARNDONAGH FC did their town proud on and off the field today as they took on Ballymun United in the quarter-final of the FAI Junior Cup.Off the pitch the local club and supporters got together to repair a marquee – damaged overnight by vandals – to make sure visiting team Ballymun United got a warm reception.Tea and sandwiches were laid on for all concerned. On the pitch the Donegal side lost 2-0, but they played well in difficult conditions against a better United team on the day.And when the game was over Carndonagh were first to congratulate the visitors and wish them well for the semi-finals.A club spokesman said “There’s no shame losing in the 1/4 final of The FAI Junior Cup. It was a great effort. We’ve a cup final in 2 weeks and we’ll now switch our focus to that.“We offer warm congratulations to Ballymun on their victory and good luck to them in the next round.” He praised club members and supporters for repairing the damaged marquee.“Their (vandals) efforts did not work,” he said. HEADS HELD HIGH AS CARNDONAGH FC SHOW PRIDE was last modified: March 4th, 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) Tags:HEADS HELD HIGH AS CARNDONAGH GO DOWN TO DUBLINERSlast_img read more

Dec
25

COLIN FARRELL PRODUCES AMAZING OIL PAINTING OF JIM MCGUINNESS!

first_imgColin Farrell produced this amazing oil painting as a tribute to former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.This amazing oil painting by Colin Farrell (Not the Hollywood film-star) has received wonderful plaudits after being unveiled earlier this week. Letterkenny based artist Colin Farrell, produced the painting as a tribute to the former Donegal manager who departed from the Donegal job a fortnight ago.McGuinness is a much revered figure in Donegal following his hugely successful tenure as manager. McGuinness was the county’s most successful ever manager, landing three Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland in an incredible four-year period.Colin painted the wonderful picture above of McGuinness, as a tribute to the impact the charismatic Glenties man has had on the whole county since taking over the Donegal GAA Senior team in 2010.Colin is employed as a graphic designer with Letterkenny based business 3-D Issue, but as you can see from the painting above is a supremely talented artist.Originally from Dublin, Farrell’s been a resident of Letterkenny for the best part of a decade now, and is an adopted Donegal man as you can see with his tribute painting to the great man that is Jimmy McGuinness!    COLIN FARRELL PRODUCES AMAZING OIL PAINTING OF JIM MCGUINNESS! was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:Colin FarrellFeaturesJim McGuinnessnewsOil Paintingtributelast_img read more

Dec
22

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, September 30. Manus MCCOLGANThe death has occurred of Manus McColgan (Glasheen, Cork and late of Malin, Donegal): On September 29, 2017, peacefully, at his home. Beloved husband of Marjorie (née Doherty) and loving father of James, Mark, Sarah and Manus. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brothers, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at his residence on Monday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Reception Prayers on Tuesday morning at 10.30am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough, followed by Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Cremation will take place afterwards in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. No flowers please. Howard RUTHERFORDThe death has occurred of Howard Rutherford, Main Street, Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal, September 29, 2017, suddenly at Letterkenny University Hospital. Deeply regretted by his son Trevor, daughters Sharon, Patricia, Elaine, Michelle, Wendy and Fiona, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.Remains will repose at the residence of his son Trevor and Ruth Rutherford, Cashleenan, Kilmacrennan, from 6pm this evening, Saturday 30. Funeral from there on Monday at 1.15pm going to Kilmacrennan Church of Ireland for service at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 10pm to 10am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Kilmacrennan Church of Ireland c/o any family member.  Brendan CAVANAGHThe death has occurred of Brendan Cavanagh, Drung, Quigley’s Point, Donegal.Removal took place this morning at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Drung, Quigley’s Point followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to the Irish Wheelchair Association.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more