Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia big man Eric Camson said he was merely getting in position for a rebound it wasn’t his intention to hit Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan with an elbow that triggered an ugly fight on Saturday.While fighting for positioning in the shaded area, Camson landed an elbow to the face of Almazan, who quickly retaliated with his own.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan declined to give interviews to the media after the game.PBA Office-In-Charge Willie Marcial said he will summon both players on Tuesday.Camson plans to use the meeting to apologize to Marcial and Almazan for his actions.“I will respect the league’s decision and I am willing to ask for forgiveness and apologize to sir Willie and Raymond.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Kia came into the game having lost 16 straight games dating back to last season and Camson said all the losing was a reason for how he handled the situation.“I didn’t like what happened. I guess I just wanted to win so bad because we’re really tired of losing. We don’t want them (Rain or Shine) to make a run because we know that once they do, we’ll lose our morale,” said Camson, who had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 victory.READ: PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or ShineThe two got into a heated verbal exchange along the Cuneta Astrodome hallway on their way to their respective dugouts but after the game, Camson said he has no problems apologizing to Almazan first.“Being the younger player, I’ll be the one to approach him. I don’t see any problems with that because we’re all playing in the same league and we all have the same job,” he said. “I never wanted any of that to happen. I’m a man and I got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The situation escalated after Camson caught Almazan with a punch in the face before players and referees stepped in to restore order.READ: PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches 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 folk“It wasn’t intended. The replay will show that I wasn’t going for his face and I was just boxing out,” Camson told reporters in Filipino after the game. “I hit him and it was something unavoidable. Then he got back at me and it was just my pride at that point.”Both got ejected after being slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Mr. De Souza and Minister KamaraBy William Q. HarmonThe West African sub-region is gradually transforming from what could be termed as a dictators’ club that perpetrated instabilities across the region to being an upholder of democracy—a new trend that comes with more peace and tranquility in member states.If there was any single case-in-point to prove that the political atmosphere has changed in West Africa, it came with the departure into exile of the long-time leader of The Gambia, ‘president for life’ Yaya Jammeh, and the ushering in of a new leader for the tiny country. This outcome was achieved by none other than ECOWAS leaders themselves.So it was in affirmation of this new reality in the region that the President of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Marcel Alaine de Souza, noted that peace and tranquility is gradually taking root in this once volatile region. President de Souza said adherence to the rule of law and democracy is making the region a hub of stability, though there are problems in Mali and Guinea Bissau.Mr. de Souza made the assertion during his remarks at the opening of the 38th Ordinary Ministerial Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council at the Farmington Hotel in lower Margibi County.Providing updates on the sub-region, specifically on the democratic front, he said Liberia is the only remaining country that is set to go to elections this year, and wished for a peaceful process as was in the case of Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, The Gambia and others in recent times.He praised the Liberian government for its handling of the electoral process so far.ECOWAS is indeed exerting its presence in the region, even pushing for more reasons to unite the people through a robust integration agenda, de Souza said, adding that he wants this to continue.African heads of state are no longer ready to back colleagues for the wrong reasons. They now believe the right things must be done and the will of the people, through elections, must be respected.The new course that the regional body is charting indicates that gone are the days when the unwritten but sacred rule of never criticizing each other for whatever they did to their citizens was practiced.During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and early 2000s West Africa had a poor reputation. At one stage, only one country, Senegal, was not headed by a military regime.West Africa was known as a region of political instability and the leaders did not want to leave office. The chances of a peaceful transfer of power were zero.It is difficult to determine exactly what particular event was the turning point for that status quo, but gradually fortunes started to change for the personalities who appeared to be perpetual opposition figures.Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara noted that the sub-region is now held in high esteem as a result of the tremendous work done in recent years.While formally opening the meeting, she said “Our ECOWAS is now respected highly for the decisive and determined posture of our leaders and the strategic use of its military assets in the interest of peace, stability, and security of ECOWAS citizens.”Minister Kamara, who is also Chairperson of the Ministerial Council, paid tribute to the President and staff of the ECOWAS Commission for the positive results of their hard work that continues to bring credit to the regional body.She also extended appreciation to the Chair of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) and the ECOWAS Ambassadors for their informed contributions to enhancing coordination and policy coherence between the Commission and member states on regional peace and security matters.She further stated that ECOWAS has continued to develop and sharpen the elements of its peace and security since its first deployment to Liberia in August 1990.Among other things, the minister expressed her expectation that the 38th MSC Meeting will further enhance their collective initiative to strengthen the peace and security architecture of the sub-region.“We are greatly honored by your presence,” she said, adding that the decision to convene these mid-year statutory meetings in Liberia is a very reassuring statement of confidence in the progress Liberia has made in consolidating peace over the past 13 years.She attributed that success to the visionary leadership of President Sirleaf, who, with support of partners, has kept the Liberian nation on a peaceful course. “ECOWAS, the United Nations and many friendly governments, have been indispensable partners in this respect,” she added.Meanwhile, President de Souza promised to ask ECOWAS stakeholders and others to do a “standing ovation” for the Chair of ECOWAS Authority, President Sirleaf, and her government for the splendid job she has done for the sub-region and her country.The two-day Meeting of the 78th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers starts todayShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President’s guns/crime concernsThe position taken by President David Granger on guns and their relation to crime in Guyana needs to be tested closely, as the evidence for such is “slim orPresident David Grangeranecdotal”.Former House Speaker Ralph RamkarranThis was the view of former House Speaker Ralph Ramkarran Sunday on his online blog “Conversation Tree”, as he examined comments made by President Granger recently about the issuance of gun licences to private citizens and its correlation to the rise in criminal activities in Guyana.Recently, on his televised programme “The Public Interest”, the President said the Administration would be working towards seeing fewer guns on the streets by scaling down the number of licences issued to private individuals. He indicated that that may be the reason why so many weapons were in the hands of criminals.“We would like to see fewer weapons in the hands of private citizens; it is my personal view that weapons should be used by law enforcement agencies – the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force… We will try to detect people coming into the country with illegal firearms… so there is a plethora of measures, which will be implemented and our whole policy is aimed at getting guns off the streets and leaving guns in the hands of the Police and the Army,” the Head of State said. He noted that some firearm holders rent their weapons to criminals.But Ramkarran on his blog said there were no statistics or other evidence publicly available to link lawful gun ownership to the high level of gun crimes. He said by the end of the 1980s, after strong Police action against ‘kick down the door bandits”, criminals increasingly resorted to the use of firearms. He noted that in 1992, the newly-elected People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government increased the issuance of firearm licences, which had been previously denied to business people and farmers.He said a few years ago all owners of firearms were required to submit their firearms when renewing licences.“The objective was to acquire spent shells by firing the guns in water so that a database could be built of spent shells of all firearms, which are legally owned. That database is presumably in existence.” He further asked, “If, as the Government argues, private owners are renting their firearms to criminals, how come no one has been charged? This indicates that the evidence against private gun owners is slim or anecdotal.”According to Ramkarran, the increase in gun crimes has also been linked to the increase in drug trafficking from the 1980s.He said for several years, Government and security officials have attributed the prevalence of not only illegal guns and gun crimes, but also illegal drugs to Guyana’s porous borders. The implied argument was that it was impossible to stop the flow of arms across our borders because of the impossibility of monitoring them. According to him, this was the explanation, some would say excuse, for the inability of the authorities to reduce the incidence of gun crimes and drug trafficking.“There are many initiatives which have been taken to reduce crime. These range from increased cooperation between the Governments of Guyana and the US in relation to drug trafficking, cooperation between the Governments of Guyana and the UK on security issues, efforts to build relations between the Police and communities, enhanced capacity of the CID, increased recruitment and training, and others. These have resulted in an overall reduction of crime. But the intractable problem of crimes involving the use of a gun continues to be deeply troubling to Guyanese in Guyana and overseas,” the former Speaker wrote.He said Government and security officials face a situation that had no single, dominant cause and required wide-ranging solutions. These, he said, range from secure borders, better Policing, granting of gun licences only to those who are fully qualified, reduced drug trafficking, more stringent bail conditions and many more. He said, however, that the attempt to unduly restrict the issue of firearm licences ran the risk of returning Guyana to the days when only the politically favoured were granted licences.“There are other issues, already in the public domain, that need to be addressed. Recently, both the Commissioner of Police and the Minister of Public Security called for bail to be refused to persons accused of gun crimes because while they are on bail, they commit more gun crimes. This has been a sore point for decades and the only answer is legislation.”He said the extent of the power of Magistrates to imprison persons convicted of gun crimes, or any indictable offence tried summarily, was limited. Also, a simple amendment to the relevant law would enable a magistrate to refer such persons to be sentenced by the High Court, as if the person were convicted on indictment, if the Magistrate considered it necessary, either on his or her motion or at the request of the prosecution.
Danny Murphy believes Liverpool will finish in the top four – so long as they keep Daniel Sturridge fit.Sturridge, so regularly sidelined with injury, made his first start since early October against Southampton on Wednesday night.He wasted no time in showing Jurgen Klopp what he has been missing, scoring twice as the Reds blew away their hosts to book a Capital One Cup semi-final spot.Klopp talked up the 26-year-old’s talents after the game, and Murphy claims the striker holds the key to the club’s hopes of securing a top four spot and Champions League qualification.Sturridge, who scored 24 goals in 33 games playing alongside Luis Suarez in the 2013-14 season, has made just 16 Premier League appearances in the past 18 months.Ex-Anfield midfielder Murphy, speaking on the Colin Murray show, said of the injury-hit ace: “I have said for a long time I think he is England’s most gifted striker.“He is a striker that no matter what is going in a game, I always feel like he can score. He doesn’t necessarily need service. He can beat people, he dribbles past people, he can score from long range.“He scores all sorts of goals and he is probably the only player I look at – a bit like Wayne Rooney in his younger days – who has that got that swag and arrogance when he plays. I don’t think it is a bad arrogance. I am on about complete belief in his ability.“We saw how good he was that season with Suarez when he played a lot of it without injury. It is a real plus for Liverpool [to have him back].“If they keep Sturridge fit, I’ll go as far to say they will finish in the top four.”
The others sentenced were former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim al-Tai and Hussein Rashid Mohammed, former deputy operations director of the Iraqi armed forces. The court ordered the hangings to occur within 30 days. They were put off until the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended earlier this week. But U.S. and Iraqi officials said the men remained in U.S. custody Thursday amid a swirl of legal questions and growing worries about the fallout. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who opposes the death penalty, said he would not sign off on the execution as technically required by Iraq’s constitution. As a Kurd, Talabani’s refusal carried special clout because of strong Kurdish desire to settle scores with Hussein’s henchmen. An American military official, who requested anonymity in exchange for disclosing the information, said the men were still at Camp Cropper, a U.S. detention facility near the Baghdad International Airport. Hussein was held there until he was hanged in December. Insurgents are routinely executed and sentenced to death in Iraq, but this case stands out because of the passions it stirs and the potential stakes at play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. BAGHDAD – Iraq’s leaders grappled Thursday over the death sentences for three former Saddam Hussein regime heavyweights – including the notorious enforcer known as “Chemical Ali” – amid warnings that the hangings could inflame sectarian violence and derail efforts at reconciliation. But any serious delays in carrying out the executions also risk backlash from the victims of Hussein’s attacks, including Kurds who faced a brutal crackdown in the 1980s that led to the death sentences. The bind grew more difficult as Sunni leaders pressed to delay the hangings, saying they could incite violence and cripple already fragile bids to improve ties between Iraq’s rival groups. A court last month upheld the genocide and war crimes convictions against the three former regime insiders for their roles in the “Operation Anfal” campaign against autonomy-seeking Kurds in the 1980s that claimed more than 100,000 lives. Baghdad’s attacks – including the use of poison gas in the Kurdish town of Halabja – came to symbolize the cruelty of Hussein’s grip on power and brought the nickname “Chemical Ali” to one of the masterminds, Saddam’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid. IRAQ: Reprisals likely if “Chemical Ali,” two others are executed. By Kim Gamel and Qassim Abdul-Zahra THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A man who crashed into am ambulance while drunk and while disqualified from driving for a previous offence has been jailed for six months.Daniel Kelly, 49, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday on a range of charges relating to an incident at Illistrin outside Letterkenny on September 9th last.Kelly was charged with drink driving, dangerous driving, no insurance, no license and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle. Garda Inspector Michael Harrison revealed that Kelly had been in collision with an ambulance as he attempted to overtake it on the N56.The ambulance driver revealed in a statement that he saw the lights of the car coming in his rear view mirror and as he attempted to pass he felt a jolt.The driver stopped his vehicle and then checked on his patient and then noticed the driver of the other vehicle trying to restart it.Kelly was arrested and was found to be over the drink driving limit.Nobody was hurt during the incident.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client’s story was a unique one in that he had ben a successful small businessman dealing in coal and other household items until 2009.He then bought a delivery truck for €40,000 in Drogheda but it had proven to be a dud vehicle but the company which sold it to him then went bust and he had no comeback.Since then his money problems spiraled and he began drinking and this put considerable strain on his family.Mr Gallagher said all his problems had been since 2009 and had stemmed from alcohol abuse.The court heard that Kelly of Ballybuninabber, Termon had a number of previous convictions including drink driving and driving while disqualified.He was also disqualified from driving for seven years in 2012 for driving without insurance and while having no license.Judge Kelly thanked Mr Gallagher for his eloquent defence of the accused but said he was forced to activate the previous sentence as this offence had been committed while he was serving a suspended sentence.“Less than a year after his last court appearance he appears on very similar charges. It is quite clear he has an issue with alcohol. I will activate the sentences on those charges,” said Judge Kelly.Judge Kelly sentenced him to four months in jail for driving while disqualified and noted this was the fourth time he was guilty of this offence.He also jailed him for a further four months to run concurrently for the drink-driving offence while he took the dangerous driving charge into consideration.He also disqualified him from driving for five years.MAN WHO CRASHED INTO AMBULANCE WHILE DRUNK JAILED FOR SIX MONTHS was last modified: January 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Daniel Kellydisqualifieddonegaldrink drivingJudge Paul KellyTermon
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)County Colours Mixed Scramble & Presentation of PrizesThe County Colours mixed scramble on Saturday 25th October is a team event with a shotgun start at 1pm. Entry fee is €15 which includes a meal after play. Lists for names are in both locker rooms. Draw will take place during the week. Make sure your name is included.Presentation of Prizes for competitions in August, September and October will take place afterwards.Men’s CompetitionsSingles March Play Championship – Sponsored by Derryveagh Crystal. Congratulations to Michael “D” Gallagher who is the Club Champion for 2014. Michael won the Singles Match Play Championship overcoming Padraig Farragher on the 18th hole of a closely contested final.Golfer of the Year-Sponsored by S & R Motors.Jason Conway is the 2014 Golfer of the Year. With regular wins throughout the year in the Nett and Gross sections Jason has established himself as one of the foremost golfers in the Club and is the deserving winner of the Golfer of the Year accolade.Friday Open –17th October.Declan McDonnell from Strabane was the winner of the Friday Open with 39pts followed by best of the home members Sean Diver in 2nd on 38pts and Pauric Mullooly in 3rd on 37pts. Anthony Brannock of Newlands took the Gross on 30pts. Results:1. Declan McDonnell (Strabane) (9) 39pts,2. Sean Diver, (16) 38pts,3. Pauric Mullooly (15) 37pts, (bot) Gross: Anthony Brannock (2) 30ptsSunday 19th of October.Fergus Towey had a very impressive 40pts in extremely windy conditions to win the Sweep on Sunday the 19th with Club President Michael Neary in 2nd place on 35pts.Results:1. Fergus Towey (16) 40pts2. Michael Neary (13) 35ptsLadies’ Competitions12th /14th October -Sponsor:Eske Pharmacy 15holes StablefordRena Brogan was the winner this week on a break of tie from Gillian O’Callaghan. Rena’s good form continued on Thursday when she beat Rosemary Carr in the finals of the Club Matchplay Championship. Marie Cassidy was in third position.1. Rena Brogan (32) 31pts BOT2. Gillian O’Callaghan (35) 31pts3. Marie Cassidy (29) 29pts1st 9 Mary Bonner (22) 20pts9 Hole Competition1. Phil Mundy (27) 17pts2. Jane Sharkey (26) 11pts BOT13th October-Ladies Winter LinksThe First Ladies Links was held on a beautiful Autumn’s day with ladies from neighbouring clubs taking part. Bernie Finn won with 35pts closely followed by Marie Cassidy on 34pts. 2 ladies from Newtownstewart were 3rd and 4th – Ann Spears Crook (33pts) and Ruby Trimble 31pts.1. Bernie Finn 35pts2. Marie Cassidy 34pts3. Ann Spears Crook (Newtownstewart) 33pts4. Ruby Trimble (Newtownstewart) 31ptsFront 9 Tracey Spence (Letterkenny) 18ptsBack 9 Gillian O’Callaghan 19pts.Winner of the Matchplay Championship was Rena Brogan with Rosemary Carr in runner up position.Names for Winter League which begins in November can be added to list in Locker Room.The final 15hole competition of the season -sponsored by Karen’s Hair Boutique – will be held on the 26th/28th October.GOLF NEWS: MICHAEL GALLAGHER CROWNED 2014 CLUB CHAMPION AT MURVAGH 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSport
Liverpool have put a £20million price tag on striker Divock Origi, who has been linked with a move away from the club in January.The Belgian striker is out of favour under manager Jurgen Klopp and is yet to make an appearance or even make a match day squad for the Reds this season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Origi in action during a pre-season friendly Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED 1 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Toffees are keen to boost their attacking options but it is claimed they are yet to make any officials contract with Liverpool over Origi.Another potential destination could be Wolves, the Premier League’s surprise package who were close to signing Origi for around £22m in the summer, only for the striker to turn down the move.Considering their start to the season, though, Molineux may now look an attractive prospect for the 23-year-old. However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the club will still demand in excess of £20m from any clubs interested in signing the 23-year-old.Origi has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool and is under contract at Anfield until 2020.He spent last season on loan in Germany with Wolfsburg, where he scored seven goals in 36 appearances.The Belgium international has been linked with plenty of suitors, with Newcastle United keen and even Merseyside rivals Everton said to interested.
The Warriors might have already anticipated it. The other 29 NBA teams might have already dreaded it.The Warriors will win the 2018-19 NBA championship. Perhaps so. They have won three NBA titles in the past four years. And if it wasn’t already overwhelming to stop four All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors’ opponents will likely feel even more flummoxed with an added All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins.That does not mean, however, that the …
“I fly 150,000 miles a year and have never seen anyone light up on a plane.“This has really hacked me off. These kinds of people need restricting from travelling with the general public because they are a nuisance.“Emirates also should have told this man to stop drinking.”He said the man, who was in his early fifties, drank steadily in the hours after take-off at 9.20pm and leading up to the incident.He added: “He was basically hammered. Lairy, chatting up a woman across from him. He had a very loud Manchester accent. “He was at the bar for ages and then at one point I came back from the toilet and he was in his seat with his shirt off. Who does that on a flight?“Then there was smoke in the cabin after the captain announced we were landing.“I imagine this guy is still stuck in the Middle East, I imagine he will have been banned by Emirates and I doubt another carrier would take him.”A spokesman for Emirates said: “Emirates can confirm that on flight EK020 from Manchester to Dubai on 9 December, an intoxicated passenger had to be restrained by cabin crew. The aircraft was met by security upon landing at Dubai airport. The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” As smoke from the cigarette wafted through the cabin igniting chaos amongst fellow passengers, five crew members rushed to the man to control the situation.The tipsy traveller who had been drinking at the onboard bar for at least three hours was overheard insisting he had ‘forgotten he was on a plane’ and he would ‘have a chat with the captain to apologise’.A packet of cigarettes was found in his seat pocket with one partially smoked. The man was restrained on the aircraft as others disembarkedOne passenger from Greater Manchester who was sitting in the row ahead, but who asked not to be named, told the Manchester Evening News : “This guy was a drunken buffoon. Everybody was disgusted.