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  • Joe Devance out for at least a month due to foot fracture

    first_imgLATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Barangay Ginebra is set to miss another key player with Joe Devance expected to be sidelined for at least a month due to a stress fracture in his left foot.Devance has been dealing with the injury since last conference but still played for the injury-riddled Gin Kings in the ongoing Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Aces use 16-0 run in 4th to beat Painters MOST READ ‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image PLAY LIST 02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 The veteran guard/forward joined big men Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Jervy Cruz and guard Sol Mercado in the injury list for Ginebra.The Gin Kings, however, have had much success despite fielding in a depleted roster with Justin Brownlee leading the way.Hurting and all, the 36-year-old Devance remained as a vital piece to Ginebra’s campaign this conference, averaging 13 points and 5.7 assists in three appearances.Ginebra shoots for solo first place against NLEX on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Kings are currently tied with the Magnolia Hotshots atop the standings with a 5-1 card.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Govt admits SOCU agents get a “top up” outside of salaries

    first_imgOn Friday, the Public Security Ministry’s contract workers and increases in revised budget estimates were scrutinised by the Opposition. During the proceedings, it was revealed that apart from hiring nine new officers for the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), officers are also paid a “top up” or bonus by the Public Security Ministry outside of their regular salaries.Making the admission was Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, on the final day of the Budget Debates. Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill had questioned why salaries were being paid under a line item calledPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan‘other’, at which point Ramjattan noted that this was a “top up.”“I understand that it is not a salary, it is what is called a top up for working at SOCU,” Ramjattan said, adding that it was inherited.Edghill sought clarity on whether these were already serving members of the Guyana Police Force and Ramjattan noted that some were retirees while others were serving members, though he requested time to lay over the information.According to Ramjattan, while SOCU is part of the Police Force, these officers are usually versed in financial matters and have expertise. As such, he said a system for incentivising them is required.“We continued working with this arrangement and it is an arrangement that attracts certain people with qualifications in finance and a number of officers who had retired. And we have to do that special arrangement; otherwise we’re not going to get good quality. Indeed, SOCU comes under the Police Force.”Last year, SOCU brought several persons with ties to the parliamentary Opposition to court. In April 2017, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall was arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Fabayo Azore on a charge instituted by SOCU, which detailed that between May 15 and May 29, 2015, while being a bailee (custodian), he had converted to his own use and benefit 14 Commonwealth Law Reports, valued at $2.3 million – which he allegedly unlawfully retained after demitting office in 2015.This is despite both Nandlall and former President Donald Ramotar affirming that the subscription for the law books was paid for as a condition of his service as Attorney General. Nandlall’s ownership of the books was also recognised by the High Court when it granted an order prohibiting SOCU from carrying out searches and seizing the law books.The following month, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall; former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Ricky Ramraj; former GRDB General Manager Jagnarine Singh; former GRDB Board member Badrie Persaud; and former Deputy Permanent Secretary (Finance) of the Agriculture Ministry, Prema Roopnarine, were before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer several charges of fraudulent omission.The charges were indictable, laid in relation to the operations of the GRDB between the years 2011 and 2015. They came one day after the officials had been summoned by SOCU for questioning. No other members of the Board of Directors were targeted by the Unit. In October, 16 of these charges were dismissed by the courts.Charges were also filed against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and Head of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. Both Singh and Brassington have challenged the charges in the High Court. A few weeks ago, charges were also instituted against former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali.The political Opposition has long expressed, strongly their opinion that SOCU is being used as a tool to continue the witch-hunting of political opponents, and it’s being diverted from its intended purpose.last_img read more

  • Community events happening the weekend of June 20 in Fort St. John

    first_imgMore Info » Daddy & Me Petting Farm & Pony RidesSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 10:00amFor Dads, Grandpa’s, Uncles, Male Caregiver and their children up to 6 years old. Must Pre-Register. Registration will open February 23, 2015 Please call if you’re interested: (250)785-6021 ext. 232  …More Info » Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch Softball TournamentSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 7:00pmThe 4th annual Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch Tournament will be taking place June 19-21 at the Taylor ball diamonds with all the proceeds going towards the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic & Treatment Fund. There will be an onsite…More Info » Bright Nights In JuneSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 10:00amBright Nights in June is a two day event that will celebrate the arts in our community. Starting with a Gala event on Friday, we invite the community to share in an evening of support and enjoyment of our local…More Info »Advertisement Leading up to the 2015 Summer Solstice, Peace Gallery North is having an open day on Saturday, June 20 from 11:00am – 4:00pm in conjunction with Bright Nights in June – the community celebration of the arts. We want kids…More Info » More Info » Chili Bowl BashSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 6:00pmChili made by local talent. Bowl made by a member of the Potter’s Guild. And you keep the bowl!!! Its a  family Event. Tickets Advance: $30.00. Available at Pottery Studio (10:00am – 1:00pm), Hairbin, Artpost (weekdays). Only 100 tickets sold. Plus live…More Info » Movies In The ParkSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 7:00pmTroyer Ventures and Shell Canada present Movies in the Park all summer long.  Once again this year Movies in the Park will happen each month this summer. Troyer Ventures and Shell Canada have partnered to put this event on and hope…More Info » It’s a busy weekend in Fort St. John.  There are a number of events happening including the first weekend of Movies in the Park tonight at Centennial Park.  The first movie starts at 7 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring a donation for the FSJ Women’s Resource Society.  The movies are Kung Fu Panda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The Cultural Centre is also celebrating arts in the community with their Bright Lights in June event, get all the details below.  If you have a community event, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.Museum Yard SaleSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 9:00amIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… if you like finding new treasures for your home. We are accepting donations of books, household items, etc. We are NOT accepting clothing or large appliances. Volunteer help is also appreciated to…- Advertisement -More Info » Father’s Day Fishing DerbySunday, June 21, 2015 – 8:00amLooking for something fun to do this Father’s Day? Well, come on down to Charlie Lake Sunday June 21th from 8-3pm and join the Backcountry & the North Peace Rod & Gun Club Father’s Day Fishing Derby!   Everyone is Welcome!…More Info » NPCC Open HouseSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 10:00amThe Cultural Centre is opening it’s doors from 10am – 5pm for a fun filled day of FREE art classes, dance classes, projects, and local arts group informational booths. Come join the fun and celebrate the Bright Nights of summer!…Advertisement Kids Learn to FishSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 10:00amDo you have children that want to fish by don’t know how? Well, come down to Charlie Lake Saturday June 20th 10-4pm and partake in the 5th Annual Kids Learn to fish. 2 FREE “Learn to Fish” classes avaiable. Each class can…Advertisement Ladies Golf Fore the CureSaturday, June 20, 2015 – 10:00am2015 Ladies Golf Fore the Cure – Flower Power On Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th Join us at Lake Point Golf and Country Club to help raise money for Breast Cancer $80.00 For Members and $100.00 For Non-Members  18 Holes of…More Info » Its All About MESaturday, June 20, 2015 – 11:00amAdvertisement Overtime’s Father’s Day EventSunday, June 21, 2015 – 12:00pmCome and celebrate the fathers in your life at Overtime Bar and Grillthis Sunday, June 21st. Overtime has organized a Father’s Day BBQ,with bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, pony rides, and of coursehamburgers and hot dogs. A portion of the…More Info »last_img read more

  • Northern Rockies Regional Council to attend UBCM Annual Convention in Vancouver

    first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Northern Rockies Regional Council is preparing to meet next weekwith provincial ministers and other key decision-makers for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ Annual Convention in Vancouver.According to the Region, the theme for this year’s convention is resiliency and change, which is something that strikes a chord for the Northern Rockies.In a release, the Region says Council is preparing to connect with as many government and corporate entities as possible during a meeting-packed five-day stay to discuss the key issues affecting the Northern Rockies.- Advertisement -Fort Nelson’s Mayor, Gary Foster, says himself, and Regional Council, will act as a voice for the residents and will ensure that their concerns are heard by the Province.“UBCM provides a venue for local governments to be heard by provincial ministers and I, along with the rest of Regional Council, intend to be a voice for residents of the NRRM. We will ensure that the concerns that are heard by us every day are also heard by the province of British Columbia.”The UBCM Annual Convention is taking place on September 23 to the 27 in Vancouver.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Issues aside, we are focused on derby-Polack

    first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Steve Polack shouts on the touchline during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9 – “Nothing surprises me any more in African football.”These were the words Steve Polack stated just after Wednesday evening’s loss to Mathare United in Machakos when asked whether the off field issues around the team will affect them heading into Sunday’s Mashemeji Derby against arch rivals AFC Leopards at the Kasarani Stadium. K’Ogalo players did not train before their match against Mathare, one they lost 1-0, as they protested delayed payment of salaries and match winning bonuses, straight after their arrival from their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round loss to DC Motema Pembe in Congo.“It wasn’t the ideal situation for us before a game. The day before the match is the day I choose to work on tactics and formation, but we couldn’t do that with no players in training. We just came to the match and played, we had new players on the pitch and it was difficult,” stated the tactician.But, the players have since resumed training and Polack said they have turned their focus straight on their rivals who haven’t beaten them in three years .Polack says the lure of winning the derby is a motivation in itself and reiterates they will go all out to pick victory and wipe away the disappointment of their Confederations Cup exit and Wednesday’s loss to Mathare.“We had a meeting with the players on Thursday and ironed out the issues. We had a little training full of fun just to get the smiles back and I can tell you that everyone is focused and happy. We are looking forward to the match and winning it is motivation enough for us,” the tactician noted.Gor Mahia head coach Steve Polack passes instruction to midfielder Lawrence Juma during their Kenyan Premier League match against mathare United in Machakos on November 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPolack will be taking charge in his first Mashemeji Derby having just joined the record Kenyan champions and he says he is excited ahead of the tie.“I have taken charge of derbies elsewhere and I know just how intense and important they are especially for the fans. I am excited for this one; excited to see the funs and the joy that comes with such a game. The players are up for it, and I am up for it as well,” Polack noted.He expects a tough duel against their arch rivals who have an equal number of points and are placed just a spot below them in the standings, separated by goal difference.AFC have managed to bounce back from a losing start to the campaign and over the last seven games have not lost, a fact that sees them hot in form and a worrying sight for K’Ogalo. But, Polack is unmoved.“I know they are in good form if you look at their results. But I always prefer to look at my own team and what we can do well and how we can counter their strengths and weaknesses. That is what we are looking at,” Polack opined.Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango vies for the ball with AFC Leopards’ winger Paul Were during their Mashemeji Derby tie in May 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor will miss the services of right back Wellington Ochieng for the tie as he is yet to recover from injury while left back Geoffrey Ochieng has returned.With Philemon Otieno also still out, Polack will be forced to do with a makeshift right back once again and Joachim Oluoch will most likely deputize again.Leopards last beat Gor in March 2016 and K’Ogalo have won eight of their last nine meetings including both of this year’s ties. Their last derby was in May 2019 with Gor winning 3-1 courtesy of a brace from Nicholas Kipkurui and another from Jacques Tuyisenge.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Charlton game stopped after after fans throw packets of crisps onto the pitch

    first_img Play began with Charlton attacking the Fleetwood goal, but was soon stopped Charlton Athletic fans launched thousands of packets of crisps onto the pitch during their game against Fleetwood Town in a protest at owner Roland Duchatelet.The game had to be paused after just 20 seconds when disgruntled Addicks fans threw their crisps packets onto the Valley pitch. Crisps are on the pitch in a protest at the owner Charlton Athletic #card #cafc #protest #efl #walkerscrisps @GaryLineker pic.twitter.com/XFDnfNp96N— Martin Carey (@MC_Comms) August 25, 2018 1center_img Rather than expressing their displeasure at the flavours on offer in south London, the Charlton fans were protesting after a report in the Evening Standard revealed Duchatelet’s cost-cutting measures had taken a laughable turn.A member of staff at the club were forced to ask permission of HR, the report said, to eat a packet of crisps at their desk following cutbacks on the working hours of cleaners. The Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) group had planned to protest anyway this week after the Belgian owner refused to pay bonuses promised to staff.A statement from CARD said: “Duchatelet is destroying the club.“He needs to go and until he does we will make sure he pays a price for the damage he is doing.”last_img read more

  • Stride Finishes Consolation Draw Runner-Up At ITA Central Region

    first_img Sunday’s ITA Central Region Results Stride opened his day with a semifinals win over Tulsa’s Jarod Hing, 7-5, 6-2. He concluded his weekend with a hard tough 7-6, 6-4 loss to Iowa’s Kareem Allaf, 7-6, 6-4. Story Links STILLWATER, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis Ben Stride finished runner-up in the consolation singles draw at the ITA Central Region Championships on Sunday. The Bulldogs will return to action on November 4 at the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

  • WELCOME AS COUNTY COUNCIL PASSES MOTION RECOGNISING IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE

    first_imgThere has been a major welcome after Donegal County Council passed the motion, brought forward by Cllr Liam Blaney, calling on the government to recognise the Irish Sign Language (ISL).County House in LiffordISL is the primary or most preferred language of the Deaf community in Ireland and to date, there is no meaningful legal status bestowed on ISL.The Irish Sign Language Recognition Campaign Group under the Irish Deaf Society welcomes Donegal County Council’s passing the motion. It believes that the endorsement from Donegal County Council is a small but significant step towards achieving the recognition for Irish Sign Language.The Group co-chair, Dr. John Bosco Conama recognises the importance of having local authorities on side in this campaign because given the size of the Deaf community, it is essential for local council representatives to realise the significance of this campaign.Approximately, 5,000 deaf people use ISL on daily basis and roughly 20,000 hearing people use it on frequent basis be they family members, friends, neighbours, or work colleagues.However, for Deaf ISL users, access to public or vital services is often severely compromised intentionally or not. For instance, a deaf patient receives information on her cancer diagnosis through a family member who does not sign fluently instead of receiving it directly from the medical professional because HSE won’t fund a qualified interpreter.Another example: training courses may have not sufficient resources to cover the cost of interpretation therefore deaf trainees have to drop out because they could not follow the instructions.The only advocacy service provided in ISL in the country was temporarily closed last summer due to government cutbacks. There are plenty of similar examples happening all over the country therefore there is a great need for ISL to have a meaningful legal status to address these shortcomings.The Government rejected the proposed Irish Sign Language Bill last January by citing the scarcity of resources and such services should be in place before legislation should be reconsidered.A local supporter, Aoife McElhinney rejects this excuse by pointing that resources are already in use but they are not properly coordinated and often not used to the maximum benefit. ISL recognition is close to her heart after having fought against the Department of Education for two years in order to gain funding for a specials need assistant with ISL so that she can complete her Leaving Cert at a local mainstream school.She also had to watch her friend go to a local psychiatric unit and beg the consultant to admit her but she was told that they couldn’t get an interpreter due to financial cutbacks.This Deaf woman experienced a severe decline in her mental health over next few months which forced her family to bring her back to the psychiatric unit and this time she got to have an interpreter available at all of her appointments and sessions during the stay.Aoife believes that this could have been prevented if the ISL was recognised as an official language but pays praise to local mental health professionals as they learnt from the experience and now strongly insists that the interpreter is present at all of Deaf woman’s counselling & therapy sessions. Another reason Aoife feels strongly about having ISL recognised is that the neighbouring border counties in Northern Ireland recognises ISL as an official language along with British Sign Language (BSL) so there is no reason why it should not be recognised here in Donegal and in rest of Ireland.Donegal County Council becomes 43rd local authority in the country for having doing this. The process started by Monaghan County Council in 2012 and the aim is to all local authorities approving the motion. The process should be completed by this year.More information can be obtained from ISL Recognition Campaign Group:• Email: islnow@irishdeafsociety.ie• Facebook page : Irish Sign Language Recognition Campaign – IDS• Twitter: @ISLRecognitionWELCOME AS COUNTY COUNCIL PASSES MOTION RECOGNISING IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE was last modified: June 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:Donegal Aoife BlaneyDonegal County CouncilIrish Sign Languagelast_img read more

  • Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks

    first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has cautiously welcomed confirmation from the Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy that a redress scheme for the thousands of Donegal households affected by mica defective blocks will be published within weeks.Minister Murphy was responding to questions from Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin TD in the Oireachtas housing committee.Senator Mac Lochlainn said it is vital that a redress scheme is in place for the thousands of Donegal households affected by this nightmare. He said “That scheme should involve an assessment of the damage and the repairs required in each household by a qualified engineer applying the protocol agreed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).“Then the necessary refurbishment and rebuilding works need to go out to tender and be carried out by reputable building contractors.“All of these costs must be born by the State as is the case with the Pyrite Redress Scheme for households in Dublin and North Leinster”.“This is the fully funded scheme that we expect to be announced in the next few weeks. “That we have got to this very hopeful point is a tribute the campaigning families and households in the Mica Action Group”.Redress scheme for Donegal’s MICA homes ready in weeks was last modified: March 7th, 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:MICAredress schemeSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

  • News in brief: Foxes dominate Terry’s team of the year, QPR crest, Chelsea youngsters sell-out

    first_imgJohn TerryThe Chelsea captain revealed that he has nominated Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez for the PFA Player of the Year award, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane for Young Player of the Year.Terry posted his completed form on his Instagram page, also revealing that he had selected seven Leicester players – Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy – for the Premier League Team of the Year. Chris Smalling, Ryan Bertrand, Dimitri Payet and Kane complete Terry’s XI.Chelsea Under-18sAll tickets for Friday’s FA Youth Cup semi-final, second leg against Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge have been sold. The Blues are 1-0 up on aggregate going into the match, which kicks off at 7.45pm.Chelsea LadiesKick-off for the WSL game with Arsenal on Thursday 21 April has been brought forward to 6pm. The derby will start earlier to allow Arsenal fans to watch both their women’s and men’s teams, with the Gunners’ men facing West Bromwich Albion at 7.45pm.Chelsea Ladies face Arsenal later this monthQPRThe new club crest will be unveiled on Friday 6 May, on the eve of Rangers’ final Championship match of the season.Rajiv OusephFeltham’s world number 21 badminton player received a walkover into the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open on Thursday after his scheduled opponent, third seed Kento Momota, withdrew having admitting to illegal gambling.Momota, the world number two, has been stripped of the chance to represent Japan in the Rio Olympics and has flown home from the tournament to assist with an investigation. Ouseph will play qualifier Christie Jonatan in the last eight.Ouseph is competing in the Malaysia openCameron Steel and Robbie WhiteThe two Middlesex second XI cricketers put in good performances for their respective MCC University teams. Steel scored 56 for Durham MCCU against Durham, before being removed by Graham Onions, while Ealing-born White made 30 for Loughborough MCCU in their match against Kent.Fran WilsonThe Middlesex Women’s batsman top scored with 62 but England Women’s Academy lost to Australia A in Sri Lanka, the final match of a tri-series between the three countries.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more