first_imgJared Dillinger of Meralco (left) and Kyle Pascual of Blackwater battle for possession during their previous match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter snaring the top seed, it’s time for Meralco to reach for another goal when it tries to cut short Blackwater’s playoffs stint at the start of the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.By virtue of finishing the 11-game preliminaries with a league-best 9-2 slate, the Bolts earned a twice-to-beat incentive which it will try to put to good use against the eighth-ranked Elite in the 4:15 p.m. match ushering in the last eight.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Hotshots slipped past the Road Warriors, 101-93, on Sunday, giving them a spot in the top four.As the fourth seeds, the Hotshots have two cracks at making the semifinals, just like top seed Meralco, No. 2 TNT KaTropa and No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.Star coach Chito Victolero is wary that fatigue may take its toll on the Hotshots.“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games.”For the Road Warriors, it’s win or vacation time.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts come into the match with a four-game win-streak capped by a 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer at the end of the eliminations on Sunday.They also prevailed over the Elite, 107-78, in their elimination round meeting last July 21.Meralco coach Norman Black knows it won’t be easy this time around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Now we’re going to the playoffs, where things are going to get more difficult,” he said.“The focus now is just to prepare for Blackwater because you know they’ve played very well in this conference and they have one of the best imports in the conference so we have to be really ready for them in our next game.”In the 7 p.m. main game, Star and NLEX mix it up anew just 48 hours after their elimination meeting. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Changing of the guards OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 “We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of our last game versus Star,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s something we cannot afford to do again.”The Elite, meanwhile, made it past the eliminations for only the second time since joining the league three years ago.Import Henry Walker has lifted Blackwater from a 0-3 start and into a 5-3 record since coming in as replacement for original import Trevis Simpson.Mac Belo has also steadily regained his old fiery form while JP Erram is blossoming into one of the best centers in the league. —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Player of the Week: Fajardo closes in on another finals stint The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)  has also canceled its games scheduled on Tuesday, July 17, at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.The MPBL announced its cancellation of games on their official Facebook account.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “As per the MPBL Commissioner’s Office, the scheduled double header tonight, (July 17), at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex has been cancelled due to the disturbing weather and floods in several areas. The safety of all Ka-MPBL is being given utmost importance. Thank you very much,” the announcement read.Earlier, the NCAA and PBA have also postponed Tuesday’s games due to the bad weather.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’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgSecretary of the Senate, Nanbolor SingbehWhile awaiting the Commercial Court’s judgment to establish if J. Nanborlor Singbeh, secretary of the Liberian Senate, misappropriated over a million dollars in equipment and materials belonging to a Czech Republic-based company, MHM Eko-Liberia, another lawsuit has been filed against Singbeh.The latest lawsuit filed before the Magisterial Court in Kakata, Margibi County, was brought by Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe, the widow of the late James Lorwoe, in which she claimed that Singbeh owed her and her five children US$20,000, equivalent to four years unpaid rental fees for fifty acres of undeveloped forest land that contained two large deposits of rocks around the Leiyea Mountain, situated at Seeke Town, District#4, Margibi County.Singbeh, according to the suit, entered into the agreement for a period of five years with an annual rental fee of US$5,000. In addition, the company was to pay Lorwoe a fee of US$1.00 for every ton of rocks sold.Singbeh is expected to appear before the court on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the precise hour of 2:00 p.m.MHM Eko Liberia and James Lorwoe entered into the five-year lease agreement that commenced on July 1, 2013 and was expected to have expired on June 30, 2018.Singbeh is the president and chairman of the board of directors of MHM Eko-Liberia, a company established in 2013 to engage in the production of crushed rocks.He also holds 30 percent of a total of 100 shares, while two Czech Republic nationals, Pavel Miloschewsky and Martin Miloschewsky, hold 35 percent each.Singbeh, then the chairman of the company, was the liaison between the family and the company.But, Mrs. Lorwoe, in her suit against Singbeh, claimed that before the death of her husband, Singbeh, on November 11, 2013 paid US$5,000 for the first year as lease of their forest land in the county.Few days after the payment of US$5,000 for the first year, James Lorwoe got sick and later was pronounced dead.It was when the Probate Court, in Margibi County issued Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe a letter of administration, giving her the legal power to administer the Intestate Estate of the Late James Lorwoe.A copy of the lease agreement, obtained by the Daily Observer, claimed that in the case of a sublease, the MHM Eko-Liberia shall be required to pay the Lorwoe 25% of the difference between the rent covered by the said lease agreement and the sub-lease agreement with a third party.MHM Eko-Liberia, shall also be solely responsible to pay all taxes levied assessed against the property as provided by law during the period covered by the agreement and any other extension.After the first payment of US$5,000, since the death of Mr. Lorwoe and up to present, the suit claimed, Singbeh has persistently refused to pay the lease rental for the period of four years in the amount of US$20,000, despite the expiration of the lease agreement.Mrs. Lorwoe claims that, not being able to pay her US$20,000, Singbeh has been taking away equipment and materials belonging to the company, ofor which she has asked the court to place a stay order against Singbeh pending the outcome of her suit.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_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano shouts instructions from the touchline during a Past Kenyan Premier League match Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7- AFC Leopards have already had their first training session at Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup tie against Madagascan side Fosa Juniors FC.The team travelled to Kakamega in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and ahead of the fixture which will be played in the backyard of their ‘traditional home-ground’ head coach Robert Matano has issued a rallying call to fans to back them up on match day. “Playing in continental football is not a joke and we need the support of the 12th man. Football is about everyone; the players, the coaches the management and most importantly the fans. They have to come, they have to fill Bukhungu and give us that home advantage,” Matano said as he looks ahead to the fixture.He added; “We know that this is the region where most AFC fans come from and now that this is their team they should come and push us.”Ingwe will almost be guaranteed of a full blast loud Bukhungu Stadium if anything from last year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup is to go by.And Matano has promised to reward the fans with victory on Sunday, saying his team’s desire is to break the duck and qualify for the Group Stages of the Confederations Cup.“The first leg is usually very important and we are treating this match very seriously. We have to ensure we don’t concede and most of all win the game to make the second leg easier for us. We are playing at home and we should take that advantage,” Matano said.AFC Leopards’ Joseph Kuria tussles with KCCA’s Musana Hassan during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe team is yet to taste victory in competitive football this year having started off with a 1-0 loss to arch rivals Gor Mahia in the KPL Super Cup and drew 1-1 with Posta Rangers in their league opener last weekend.However, the team has enjoyed victories in friendly matches having beaten Ugandan Champions Kampala City Council as well as Sudanese side Al Hilal in their last friendly on Monday.Matano is pleased with the spirit and motivation of his players and says he is confident they are in a good position to produce a good result on Sunday.“The players have been improving with each game and we are a better team now. We have taken our lessons and the new players have also massively improved and gelled well into the team. The only thing remaining is for us to do the work on the pitch,” he said.Adding; “I cannot say much now; we will do the talking on the pitch.”Ingwe’s last experience in continental football was in 2014 when they bowed out in the first round after a 4-2 aggregate loss against South Africa’s Supersport United.This year, Matano is confident of guiding the team into the group stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThe Blackwater chairman said he supports legislation that would guarantee his employees and other private security companies working for the State Department are subject to prosecution in U.S. courts. The House was expected to consider such a bill, sponsored by Rep. David Price, D-N.C., today. At the same time, Prince said the government’s decision to include the FBI in the investigation of the Sept. 16 incident is proof that oversight and accountability already exist. Waxman said he was particularly concerned to learn the State Department advised the company on how much to pay the family of the Iraqi security guard shot by the drunken Blackwater employee in 2006. Internal e-mails later revealed a debate within the State Department on the size of the payment, Waxman said. “It’s hard to read these e-mails and not come to the conclusion that the State Department is acting as Blackwater’s enabler,” Waxman said. Administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the incident had been referred to federal prosecutors in Seattle, where the former Blackwater employee now lives, but there has been no public announcement of any charges. State Department officials said Tuesday the criminal prosecution of such cases was out of their hands and should be handled by the Justice Department. “They’re the prosecutors. The State Department isn’t the prosecutors for the U.S. government,” Richard Griffin, assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, told the House panel. David Satterfield, the Iraq coordinator for the State Department, said the U.S. and Iraqi ministry established a commission to examine use of contractors in Iraq. A separate U.S.-led panel, staffed with several independent advisers, is reviewing the security practices of diplomats. “The secretary of state has made clear that she wishes to have a probing, comprehensive, unvarnished examination of the overall issue of security contractors working for her department in Iraq,” he said. Waxman expressed frustration at the State Department representatives for not providing more information about Blackwater and its conduct in Iraq. “We’ve had a better response from Blackwater than we’ve had from the State Department in getting information,” Waxman said to Satterfield. “Does that bother you as much as it bothers me? Or do you have to find out whether you feel that way or not?” Waxman also cited a November 2004 crash in Afghanistan of a plane piloted by Blackwater pilots as an example of what he said is the company’s cavalier attitude. The crash of flight Blackwater 61 killed the Blackwater crew and three U.S. military passengers. According to information gathered by Waxman’s staff, the Blackwater pilots lacked experience flying in Afghanistan, but were joyriding through a valley before crashing into a canyon wall. Prince acknowledged pilot error, but said the military violated its own rules by loading people and explosives onto Blackwater 61.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The committee agreed not to look into the Sept. 16 incident during Tuesday’s hearing after the Justice Department requested that Congress wait until the FBI concludes its investigation. Prince cast his company as a scapegoat for broader problems associated with government reliance on security contractors and the murky legal jurisdiction. He said his staff was composed of courageous individuals who face the same threats and high-stress environment as U.S. military personnel. He noted 30 Blackwater personnel have been killed and no Americans have died under the company’s watch. Prince, often leaning back to listen to the advice of his lawyer, Stephen Ryan, repeatedly refused to say whether former Blackwater employees were guilty of murder and said it should be up to the Justice Department to pursue charges against contractors who commit crimes overseas. In the case of the Christmas Eve shooting, Prince said the company fired and fined the individual. “But we, as a private organization, can’t do any more,” he told the House panel. “We can’t flog him. We can’t incarcerate him. That’s up to the Justice Department. We are not empowered to enforce U.S. law.” WASHINGTON – Blackwater chairman Erik Prince vigorously rejected charges Tuesday that guards from his private security firm acted like a bunch of cowboys immune to legal prosecution while protecting State Department personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I believe we acted appropriately at all times,” Prince, a 38-year-old former Navy SEAL, calmly told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. His testimony came while the FBI is investigating Blackwater personnel for their role in a Sept. 16 shootout that left 11 Iraqis dead. The incident and others, including a shooting by a drunk Blackwater employee after a 2006 Christmas party, led to pointed questions by lawmakers about whether the government is relying too much on private contractors who fall outside the military courts martial system. “We’re not getting our money’s worth when we have so many complaints about innocent people being shot,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, the committee chairman, at the conclusion of a hearing lasting almost six hours. “And it’s unclear whether they’re actually being investigated by the State Department, because we haven’t had any cooperation.” last_img read more

first_img1 Newcastle are keen on 1860 Munich striker Rubin Okotie as they bid to rescue their season.After a 5-1 thumping by Crystal Palace at the weekend, head coach Steve McClaren admitted his side are in a relegation battle.Goals are at a premium for the Toon with marquee summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic looking goal-shy in his debut season at the club.In contrast, 28-year-old Okotie is in fine form after hitting a hat-trick on Saturday for 1860 Munich, making it four goals in two Bundesliga 2 matches.The Austrian hit an impressive treble to rescue a 4-4 draw for his side against Paderborn and is now a transfer target for a host of sides, including Seattle Sounders, AZ Alkmaar, Rubin Kazan, as well as the Magpies.The pacy forward is an Austria international but was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised for the early part of his life in Barcelona. Rubin Okotie last_img read more

first_imgBAKERSVILLE: THE owner of a cafe in Letterkenny has called on the council to clean up the Church Lane area of the town, claiming druggies and drinkers have taken over the area.Kevin Keeney has denied ‘rumours’ that Bakersville is to close, but said Letterkenny Town Council must do more to make Church Lane more attractive.**************** WARNING: Chief fire officer Bobby McMenamin has appealed to the public to be vigilant over the weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of any gorse fires.****************FRAUDSTERS: The department of Social Welfare claims to have saved €6M in a crackdown on fraud in the first three months of this year.**************** HONOUR: Portnablagh swimmer Anne Marie Ward is to be honoured at the United Nations in New York on June 19th following her swim across the North Channel from Antrim to Scotland.*****************EVERY LIDL HELPS: Lidl continues its expansion across Donegal with its latest store set to be opened in Ballybofey next week. The new shop will employ 18 people.*****************C U THERE: Gaoth Dobhair nightclub Eden is being re-branded and re-launched this weekend. Radio station i102-104FM will be at the new cVu club at the Seaview. *****************STAR: Swilly Rovers player Kyle Callan-McFadden has signed an apprenticeship with newly-promoted Premiership side Norwich City. The Ramelton lad, just 16, already has a number of Irish youth caps.DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: June 2nd, 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)Tags:Donegal news in brieflast_img read more

first_imgSeamus ColemanSEAMUS Coleman’s dream of playing in a major soccer championship is in tatters tonight after Ireland were beaten in Vienna.David Alaba scored six minutes from time to give Austria to a 1-0 victory – and dump Ireland out of any chance of a trip to Brazil.The Bayern Munich midfielder has now given the Austrians a chance of overcoming Sweden for second spot in Group C. Ireland still have to play Germany and Kazakhstan, but have no hope of qualifying now.Killybegs man Coleman played out of his skin for Ireland tonight, making a number of crucial interventions for his side.But the Everton player, Ireland’s man of the match tonight, faces missing out on another major championship after Trap didn’t even include him in the squad for the Euros.  COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCE was last modified: September 10th, 2013 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:COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCElast_img read more

first_imgThis little terrier dog will “paws’ for thought the next time he plans to chase a kitten into the engine of a car.Dooey the cross-terrier thought he would give the kitten a run for its money when he spotted it outside the family home in Letterkenny.A chase ensued but although the fluffy kitten managed to escape, Dooey got his paw caught in the engine of the family car. What followed was a rescue operation which lasted three hours and involved more than half a dozen people.Local animal rescue volunteer Adrienne McGlinchey was called about the trapped family dog and dashed to the scene.Not able to free the dog, Adrienne summoned the help of local kitchen company owner Joe O’Donnell who was working nearby at College Farm Road.A worried Dooey stuck in the car engine.Finally, after hours of working together before eventually taking off the wheel of the car, Dooey (named after the Donegal beach!) was freed. Owner Patricia McGinley said Dooey has been grounded but is still keen to chase cats outside the family home.“It was such an ordeal. The kitten managed to escape but Dooey wasn’t so lucky.“It took us almost three hours to get him out and he was a little worse-for-wear. His poor little paw got caught but he’s fine now.“He still hasn’t learned his lesson and he’s waiting at the front door to get out into the car engine again.“But he’s grounded. We just can’t ground him forever. We’re just hoping he forgets it and doesn’t go exploring up into the car engine again,” she laughed. A very happy Dooey after he was released from the engine.Trapped dog certainly won’t ‘Dooey’ that again! was last modified: August 19th, 2019 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:carDOGdonegalDooeytrappedlast_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceStephen Curry’s impressive resume got another boost Monday when the Warriors star was named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week by the league.Curry, who averaged 31.0 points in three Warriors wins last week, including 42 points and a season-high nine 3-pointers against Cleveland, becomes the only repeat winner of the award this season.Monday’s announcement marks the 14th time during his career that …last_img read more