Exit: Davao; Enter: more interested squads

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lee-thal finish for Hotshots Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The remaining teams from the Philippines Football League include reigning champion Ceres-Negros, which is also seeing action in the AFC Champions League, Copa Paulino Alcantara Cup winner Kaya Iloilo, Global Cebu, JPV Marikina and Stallion Laguna.“When an important team departs the league, it is always a cause of concern,” said Sumayao. “However, we have also been approached by a number of teams. We are currently evaluating the merits of each applicant.”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 ChrissDavao’s withdrawal from the PPL once again cast a spotlight on the stability of clubs and the sustainability of a home-and-away competition in the country.Davao owner Jefferson Cheng pointed to the lack of television coverage as one of the reasons for their pullout, leaving a cloud of doubt on the future of top players like Phil and James Younghusband. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The man tasked to spearhead the latest attempt to create a strong and financially stable national football league remains confident the Philippines Premier League (PPL) will have at least eight clubs by the time it kicks off in March next year.Bernie Sumayao is concerned over the decision of the Davao Aguilas to pull out next season, but the PPL commissioner reports the league has gotten strong interest “from a number of teams” that will allow them to achieve their target next season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

Doctors confirm Lakers James has groin injury

first_imgLeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers leans over in pain after he was hurt against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018, in Oakland, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States – Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be listed as day-to-day with a groin strain after team doctors had him undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday, the NBA team announced.“LeBron James underwent an MRI today which confirmed a strained left groin. James will be listed as day-to-day,” a Lakers spokesperson said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil James was injured halfway through the third quarter of the Lakers 127-101 blowout win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.He suffered the injury when he reached awkwardly for a loose ball. James grimaced and grabbed his left groin before leaving the game for good and heading to the Los Angeles locker room.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 ChrissThe 33-year-old James has carried the Lakers on his back this season and is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game in 34 games, his first season in Los Angeles. /cbb LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum As Azkals find success, club football hits a major hump ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img read more

Fighting Ebola or Each Other?

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Liberia’s Leadership Succession at Risk

first_imgThis newspaper, the Daily Observer, has often complained of the seeming lack of coordination within the Liberian government.The erudite counselor and human rights activist, Tiawan Gongloe, acknowledged as much when, in an article that appeared on the back page of yesterday’s Daily Observer, he said that the absence of both President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, from the country at the same time “demonstrates a lack of coordination and makes the country vulnerable and insecure.”Those were strong words. But Cllr. Gongloe would have leveled a far stronger criticism at the government had he realized that there were two more alarming absences. Both the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, constitutionally the second in the line of succession after the Vice President, and the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, Armah Jallah, are also out of the country!And who was left in charge? Well, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, whom the President left in charge this time—an assignment to which she has appointed him on numerous occasions.But! If anything happened in Liberia, Defense Minister Samukai would not be constitutionally eligible to accede to the Presidency because after the Speaker, the next in line to the succession is the Dean of the Cabinet, who is the Foreign Minister. ButLiberia has no Foreign Minister at this time, since the resignation a few weeks ago of Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan in order to seek political office in the 2017 presidential and general elections. Yes, there is an Acting Foreign Minister in the person of Mr. B. Elias Shoniyin, whose Nigerian-born father, according to unconfirmed reports, is a naturalized Liberian.It may be recalled that in December 1930, when in the midst of the Fernando Po Crisis, President Charles D.B. King and his Vice President, Allen Yancy, resigned, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Johnnie N. Lewis, was away in Sinoe County.With no airplane available to transport him immediately to Monrovia, the Joint Session of Legislature decided to install Secretary of State Edwin J. Barclay as President of Liberia.In the absence of the President, Vice President, Speaker and Senate Pro-Tempore, would the Legislature feel comfortable naming the Acting Secretary of State as President of Liberia?We give this analysis to underscore the critical importance of coordination in any government. In the Executive Branch of the Liberian government, there is one particular office that is responsible for coordination, and that is the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs (MOS). This office should definitely know of the travel schedules of both the President and the Vice President, and all the key players in the Executive Branch—the Cabinet and heads and deputy heads of all state enterprises. Did the MOS know that the Vice President was traveling to the United States and how long he would be away?The MOS surely must maintain the yearly travel schedule of the President of Liberia. This schedule should be regularly updated and coordinated with that of the Vice President so as to ensure that at no time will these two top officials of government be away from the country at the same time. The reason is the matter of constitutional succession. That is what vice presidents are for—to stand by in case something happens to the President. When President E.J. Roye was assassinated in 1871, his Vice President, James Shivring Smith, succeeded him. On July 23, 1971, when President W.V.S. Tubman died in the London Clinic following prostate surgery, Vice President William R. Tolbert was sworn in as President of Liberia. V.P Tolbert had been advised not to leave the capital until it was conclusively confirmed that President Tubman’s surgery was successful. But as soon as the Vice President learned that the surgery was successfully done, he left Monrovia for his Bellefanai farm in Bong County, about 140 miles into the interior. But when later that morning things turned for the worse and President Tubman bled to death, the Vice President was immediately sent for. He arrived in Monrovia later that evening and was escorted to the Cabinet Room of the State Department (now Foreign Ministry). There, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Richard A. Henries, swore Tolbert in as President of Liberia.We think it is a dangerous thing for the President and the Vice President to be away from the country at the same time. Serious constitutional issues are involved here. This should not have happened and should never happen again. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bangladeshis Urged to Invest in Liberia

first_imgA visiting two-man Bangladeshi business delegation has been urged to invest in Liberia, especially in the agriculture sector. Welcoming the men to Liberia, Acting Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin told the Bangladeshis that there is vast “untapped” opportunity in the nation’s fisheries sector. “Our waters are basically untapped. We have a longer costal line than Ghana; however, Ghana raises about US$600 million per annum just from fisheries and we actually raise less than one million,” Mr. Shoniyin disclosed. He said even though the Bangladeshis are in the country to explore investment opportunities, they also saw the need within the Foreign Ministry and decided to make the donations in those directions.The Acting Foreign Min. further told Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Sakib M. Rahman, and his associate, Mr. R. B. Thakur, of the Agrani Holdings Group Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, that most of the fishing that is ongoing in Liberia is artisanal fishing, which is being done right along the main coast; adding: “There is significant potential in the fishery industry.”Touching on another potential business area, he told the Bangladeshis how Liberia used to be the largest producer of natural rubber in the 1970s before other countries took over that role. “What is happening currently, we have tremendous old rubber trees; there is business opportunity in them. People want to cut the old trees and plant new ones.” He further stated that the old rubber trees, which are all across the nation, are very good for furniture making or for biofuel production. As he thanked the delegation for the donation of items, Mr. Shoniyin urged them to encourage other entrepreneurs to venture into furniture or biofuel business if they can’t do it themselves.Also speaking, Mr. Sakib M. Rahman, head of the delegation, said that they have had separate investment discussions with authorities of the Ministries of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture and authorities at the National Investment Commission (NIC). They also visited the International Bank (IB) on Broad Street.Mr. Rahman stated that at the Agriculture Ministry, authorities advised them that sugar was one of Liberia’s export commodities before the civil conflict; but is no longer the case as the world sugar market has now been overtaken by Brazil. “We talked about sugar cane, which is now largely grown in Liberia for domestic purposes but which can be processed into finished products like sugar. We will be exploring possibilities in the agricultural sector,” the head of the Bangladeshi business delegation said. He also mentioned that they intend to have some of their finished products in chocolates and mango and also noted that in their discussions, the Minister of Agriculture did encourage them to consider including livestock in their plans. Though the Bangladeshis are yet to meet with authorities of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Mr. Rahman stated that they also had discussions on the energy sector of Liberia. “I told the Minister that for all these things especially the livestock, we will need cold storage and it requires power,” he stated. On the energy sector, he indicated their focus would be on the transmission system of the national grid and how much transmission wires can be installed throughout the nation. He added that they are looking into all of this so that they might just develop investment interest in this sector. Mr. Rahman added: “Anything we will decide to do here [in Liberia], power is the first thing we need to look into.”The Bangladeshis donated needed items, valued at US$70,000, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for use by the Bureau of Protocol.The items presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs included one mini-bus, four motorbikes with accessories, one modern printing machine and 15 pieces of video conference units.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Telecommunications Ministry planning for bigger “Code Camp”

first_imgThe Telecommunications Ministry on Monday presented the findings from two of its summer camp programs held last year to help children in the area of coding and programming, during which it was revealed that plans are in place to expand the project to benefit more children in various areas.The plans were revealed by the Ministerial Advisor for ICT, Lance Hinds at a forum hosted at the Telecommunications Ministry, Camp Street, Georgetown.According to Hinds, the Ministry plans to “train the trainers” this year, so that they can go back to their communities and help others to become well-educated in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).“2019 is going to be bigger, 2018 was really (big) during the holidays (so) we’re expanding that…They’re going to be sessions on Saturday afternoons. I’m hoping, based on discussions, we (will) have some during the week as well,” he said.The ICT specialist noted that the Ministry is currently finalising the locations for these programmes to be held. He, however, disclosed that so far Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are on the radar.“(Region) Four of course is a large Region, population-wise so even though they are some preliminary centers that are being identified we (are) going to have to work out how we satisfy other parts of Four,” Lance explained.Under this year’s Code Camp, the Ministry hopes to enter the hinterland region in areas such as Fair View, Annai and a number of others in Iwokrama so as to “train the trainers” who will go back and help their fellow villagers.Meanwhile, during the presentation of results from last year’s two summer camp activities, “Code Camp” and female programming, it was found that a mere 24 per cent of women enter digital sector jobs.It was because of this that the program was tailored. The activity saw the participation of 56 girls between Grades Seven to Nine.On the other hand, Code Camp saw the inclusion of 120 children, of which about 40 were girls. This activity lasted six weeks and catered for children in Forms Three and Four.Together the programs served to introduce the children to programming and coding among other activities.Some even built games and created animations during the course.This year’s Code Camp will be launched in the coming week and application forms for the participation of same will be available in newspapers.last_img read more

RCMP search for suspects in kidnapping and torture

first_imgPolice released very little information when the attack first happened only saying a male was seriously hurt and was in hospital.RCMP have provided a security video that can be viewed above that was taken from an undisclosed location in Metro Vancouver. Kirk says the hope is that anyone who recognizes the people from the video will come forward.[asset|aid=3338|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=14a91ee7bf379f2994b544db5b0e390e-Kirk 3_2_Pub.mp3] Anyone with information in regards to these kidnappings is asked to contact Vancouver Island Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Investigators at 1-855-229-6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. – Advertisement – Video:  The RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying four suspects from a video taken in metro Vancouver.  RCMP in B.C. are remaining tight-lipped about a series of kidnappings that have occurred across the province, including one involving a Fort St. John resident.[asset|aid=3336|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=14a91ee7bf379f2994b544db5b0e390e-Kirk 1_1_Pub.mp3] A 33 year-old Fort St. John man was kidnapped and assaulted on Jan. 13, 2009. He was tortured and mutilated but Sergeant Shinder Kirk says details of his injuries aren’t being released.[asset|aid=3337|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=14a91ee7bf379f2994b544db5b0e390e-Kirk 2_2_Pub.mp3] Kirk was also not able to provide an update as to the man’s current condition, simply saying he did survive the attack.He says police believe the kidnappings are related to the drug trade and gang activity across the province, adding that more victims probably haven’t come forward.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool team to play Crystal Palace today at Anfield

first_img 37. Martin Skrtel 2. Nathaniel Clyne – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 9. Christian Benteke 11 7. James Milner Stream Liverpool v Crystal Palace live on talkSPORT on Sunday 8 November 2015 if you are outside the UK*  Liverpool won five and lost none of the first seven Premier League meetings with Palace, but The Eagles have won three and lost just one of the last five.*  Crystal Palace have scored three goals in each of their last three Barclays Premier League meetings with Liverpool.*  Dwight Gayle has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances against Liverpool.*  Jordon Mutch has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Liverpool.*  Crystal Palace have won nine and lost just four of 13 Premier League away games since Alan Pardew was appointed as boss.*  Liverpool have won just two of their last six Premier League home games (W2 D2 L2).*  Crystal Palace have only scored four goals in their last seven Premier League matches and three of those have been Yohan Cabaye penalties.*  Christian Benteke has scored in the last 15 minutes of the match in three of his last four Premier League appearances for the Reds.*  James Milner has run further than any other player in the Premier League so far this season after 11 matchdays (134.7km).*  Lucas Leiva has made more tackles than any other player so far in 2015-16 (52). 11 11 11 11 18. Alberto Moreno 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 23. Emre Can 11 11 21. Lucas 11 11 20. Adam Lallana 22. Simon Mignolet 10. Philippe Coutinho 11last_img read more

Kind-hearted girls put icing on the cake for Vincent de Paul!

first_imgA group of young friends have put the icing on the cake by donating €230 to St Vincent de Paul. The friends from Tullygay, between Letterkenny and Glenswilly, organised the bake sale last week.And thanks to kind-hearted neighbours and passers-by, the friends made a delicious profit for those less well-off. The girls made the presentation today.Pictured are Ify Okoh (l) and Grace Wilkie (b) who were presented with a cheque Orla McCrossan, Meabh Maguire, Chloe O’Donnell, Alexandra O’Donnell & Orlaith Maguire. Missing from the photo are Lara Giles & Maeve Harkin.The girls would like to thank their families and the Tullygay community for their support.Kind-hearted girls put icing on the cake for Vincent de Paul! was last modified: August 28th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Remy hits back at Newcastle and denies performing U-turn

first_imgLoic Remy has hit back at claims he pulled out of a move to Newcastle in order to join QPR.The striker was targeted by Magpies boss Alan Pardew before Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes offered significantly higher wages and clinched his capture from Marseille for around £8m.Pardew had been confident of signing Remy and has described the player’s snub as “a little strange”.Remy says his decision was not made for financial reasons and also denies indicating he would move to St James’ Park and then performing a U-turn.“I was no closer to joining Newcastle than QPR before the time came when I had to make a decision,” he said.“I spoke to Alan Pardew and Tony Fernandes. Unlike what has been reported in the press, I was not in the advanced stage of discussions with Newcastle.”Remy also insists he was not swayed by the opportunity to live in London.He said: “I had heard Newcastle was in the north and that it’s cold there, but that’s not really important.“It wasn’t the lifestyle which made the decision for me.”Click here for our West Ham v QPR quizSee also:Remy: QPR move ‘not based on money’QPR boss would be happy to sell 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more