Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST06:22SEA Games 2019: PH’s Reyes, Ninobla taekwondo poomsae individual02:19SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE)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 NCAA: No Finals Game 2 suspension for Robinson for remarks on Perez ban National University also owns a 3-0 card in the women’s division after it overpowered Far Eastern University, 7-0, to tie UST atop the standings.University of the Philippines sits at the second spot of the men’s division with a 3-1 slate after a 4-3 win over Ateneo while NU’s men’s team scored a 6-1 victory over University of the East.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 ChrissNU and UE are at second-place tie in the men’s division with 2-1 records.The Lady Eagles erased their 0-2 start and jumped to the third seed in the women’s division with a 2-2 record after wins over the Lady Tamaraws, 7-0, and the Lady Warriors, 4-3. The last day of the tournament is on Friday and will start at 9 am.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum University of Santo Tomas remained undefeated in both the men’s and women’s divisions midway through the Season 81 taekwondo tournament Thursday at Blue Eagle Gym.The Tiger Jins own a perfect 2-0 slate in the men’s division and 3-0 in the women’s division after getting past De La Salle, 3-4, in Day 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
– points to appointment of substantive CoP as another examplePresident David Granger’s selection of Leslie James as the new Commissioner of Police (CoP) has received both praises and criticism, but has also put another dent in the already weakened relationship between the coalition partners in the Government.Dr David HindsPolitical analyst, Dr David Hinds feels that the President’s decision to overlook David Ramnarine, the Alliance For Change (AFC) pick for CoP would not bring further division. He said it is the nature of coalition governments to operate in that manner.“Certainly this coalition…junior partners don’t get much of a say on big decisions. The decision was ultimately for the President to make and he discharged his constitutional responsibility,” Dr Hind said, while noting that this course of action cannot be changed.However, Dr Hinds who also happens to be an executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a partner in the coalition Government, said he has continuously argued the model being used by the President does not allow for coalition parties to contribute to decision-making outside of the Cabinet of Ministers.“I think it is a flawed model in that it contracts rather than enhance democratic decision-making. What we have is presidential power taking precedence over coalition collective decision-making. But the coalition partners have gone along with it for three years.”Dr Hinds said it would therefore seem that they are comfortable with it. In that regard, he said that the AFC cannot complain. But in fairness to that party, it has not complained, at least not publicly.“At the end of the day, in our circumstances, any President wants a Commissioner who he or she has confidence in. Evidently the President does not have confidence in Ramnarine. I don’t know the basis upon which Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan proposed him as opposed to the others,” he stated.In the end, the political analyst said the President has made his choice. However, he claimed to have received information that suggested that the local police fraternity “from what I have been hearing, seems not to be unhappy with it.”James was sworn in by President Granger on August 30 as the new Police Commissioner. The Executive decision was made following consultations with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on the same day.When President Granger presented the list, David Ramnarine, who has been acting in the capacity for almost two years, was not included.Earlier this year, Ramnarine was one of the many law enforcement ranks questioned at a Paul Slowe-headed Commission of Inquiry into an alleged plot to assassinate President Granger. The most recent Top Cop retiree, Seelall Persaud, was said to be a friend of the man who supposedly hatched the plot.Slowe recommend disciplinary action for several top-ranking officers and he was later selected to head the Police Services Commission (PSC). Persaud departed the Force in February 2018 and Ramnarine stood in the post until the swearing in of James.Following reports that Ramnarine has resigned from the Police Force, Government subsequently came out and denied that it is in receipt of a formal resignation from former Acting Police Commissioner, who was not confirmed in the post of CoP.Minister Ramjattan had confirmed that no official resignation has been received from the Assistant Commissioner from by his office or the Police Service Commission.He described as “false” reports in some sections of the media which suggested that the senior law enforcement officer had resigned, but did not venture to make any other statements beyond that, even though he confirmed in the process that Ramnarine had proceeded on annual leave and other outstanding leave entitlements.”Asked to confirm whether he has resigned or has plans of doing so on Friday, Ramnarine declined to answer the question, explaining only that he wished to enjoy “privacy” while he was on his leave.“Haven’t I given enough to public service in this country and in the Force?,” he asked, before declining to answer any questions about his plans after failing to win the President’s support to remain in the post of Police Commissioner, and the chance to be promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner.He would only say that he stands by everything he has said in the media on the subject matter, and wished to be allowed to live a quiet life.Last week, reports surfaced that Ramnarine felt he was slighted and had been a victim of the system, having not been chosen to serve as the country’s new Top Cop, despite the fact that he was senior to all those who were appointed and promoted. He had even served as the country’s acting Commissioner for over a year after Seelall Persaud had retired from the job. (Samuel Sukhnandan)
WASHINGTON – Critics of a comprehensive immigration bill fought back in the Senate on Monday, with lawmakers from both parties seeking to alter the measure substantially and Senate leaders agreeing to extend debate beyond the Memorial Day recess. Those developments made clear that the bill faced many obstacles before the Senate votes on it, even though it overcame its first hurdle on Monday, a simple vote to begin debate on the hugely contentious measure. “There just simply is not enough time on this massive, massively important piece of legislation to do it all” in one week, said the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, D-Nev. The outlook for the bill is uncertain. In the House, Democratic leaders say dozens of Republican votes would be needed for passage. Some people who voted to take up the measure Monday said they did not support the bill in its current form but hoped to improve it with amendments. As written, it would offer legal status to most of the 12 million illegal immigrants, strengthen border security and increase penalties for employers of illegal immigrants. “The American people were not in those meetings,” Sessions said. “There are 85 senators who have no idea what’s in the bill. All we have seen is a bill written on a computer by somebody who works for the executive branch.” If Senate leaders had pushed the bill to final passage in one week, Sessions said, that would have been “a railroad job, for sure.” Vitter said the bill offered “pure unadulterated amnesty.” “If the American people knew what was in this bill,” he said, “there would be a massive outcry against it.” Bunning said the bill would “reward lawbreakers” with “a large-scale get-out-of-jail-free pass.” The chief Democratic architect of the bill, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, defended it as a prudent, urgently needed compromise. “Our security is threatened in the post-9/11 world by borders out of control,” Kennedy said. “Our values are tarnished when we allow 12 million human beings to live in the dark shadows of abuse as undocumented immigrants. Our competitiveness in a global economy is at risk when our employers cannot find the able workers they need.” Kennedy and other members of the bipartisan team of 12 senators who drafted the measure said they planned to meet every morning to work out a joint strategy, deciding which amendments could be accepted and which could not. The cross-currents buffeting the bill were illustrated minutes after the Senate convened. Reid criticized it on several grounds. “The bill impacts families in a number of ways that I believe are unwise,” Reid said. “The bill also allows 400,000 low-skilled workers to come to America for three two-year terms, but requires them to go home for a year in between. This is impractical both for the workers and for the American employers who need a stable, reliable work force.” Moreover, Reid said he feared that the bill would create “a permanent underclass of people who are here to work in low-wage low-skill jobs, but do not have a chance to put down roots or benefit from the opportunities of American citizenship.” The majority leader also criticized a provision under which illegal immigrants who gained legal status would have to return to their home countries to apply for green cards, or permanent resident visas. This requirement “will cause needless hardship for immigrants and needless bureaucracy for the government,” Reid said. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he was not trying to stonewall the bill, but wanted time to understand it. “I don’t know any piece of legislation that touches as many people in as many ways as this bill,” Corker said. Bush strongly supports the bipartisan bill, which incorporates many of his ideas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Democrats plan to offer amendments to eliminate or scale back a new program for temporary workers, because they say that it would create a large group of second-class workers who would not be allowed to become citizens and that it would adversely affect the wages and working conditions of Americans in some industries. Republicans have drafted amendments to scale back the legalization program and to designate English as the national language. Reid’s decision to extend debate on the measure followed four hours of speeches on the floor in which supporters and opponents of the bill agreed that the nation had lost control of its borders, but disagreed on almost everything else. Leading the opposition to the bill, which President Bush says he wants to sign in its current form, were three Republicans, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and David Vitter of Louisiana. Sessions said the measure had been written behind closed doors, with no hearings or review by the Senate Judiciary Committee and no cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office.
0Shares0000Paul Pogba and Anthony martial celebrate together after scoring against EvertonManchester, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored as Manchester United recorded a much-needed, if unconvincing, 2-1 Premier League win over Everton to ease the scrutiny on manager Jose Mourinho on Sunday.Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty ensured an anxious end to proceedings for the hosts but, with United’s legendary former star Eric Cantona watching from the stands, his fellow countrymen did enough to secure three points. The result also vindicated Mourinho’s decision to drop struggling centre-forward Romelu Lukaku from his starting line-up after the Belgian international had failed to score in his previous eight games.Pogba shot United into the lead after 27 minutes, although he needed a large slice of luck to convert after his penalty was superbly saved by Jordan Pickford.The decision to award the spot-kick was hotly disputed by the visitors although Idrissa Gueye did appear to impede Martial as he darted into the area even if the Frenchman made the most of the contact.When Pogba strode up to take the penalty, he performed his by-now familiar routine of making a series of stuttering steps — no fewer than 26 in total — before seeing his shot stopped magnificently by the Everton keeper.To spare Pogba’s embarrassment, the rebound broke kindly for the midfielder who tapped it calmly into the open net, but he still received jeers from some sections of the United support.It was just the start the hosts needed after the disappointment of the midweek home Champions League defeat by Juventus and a run that had seen them win just one of their previous seven games.Three minutes into the second half, Pogba was involved again for United’s second, brilliantly finished by Martial with a curling right-footed shot from outside the box, reminiscent of his second goal in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea last weekend.Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring against Everton in an English premier League match on October 28, 2018Everton had enjoyed their best spell after going behind to the first United goal with Sigurdsson heading straight at David de Gea from a promising position and Theo Walcott placing two chances too close to the United ‘keeper.Sigurdsson and Richarlison then linked well to send Bernard clean through on goal and, after managing to round De Gea, the Brazilian appeared poised to convert into the open net only to hit the side-netting from a tight angle.Everton were finally rewarded for their endeavour after 76 minutes when Pogba lost the ball to Sigurdsson and the Icelandic international sent away Richarlison who was clumsily felled by Chris Smalling for the second penalty of the game.Sigurdsson took a more orthodox approach to his effort than Pogba, blasting an unstoppable shot past De Gea into the corner.United negotiated a nervy finale, but they could have had another goal when Martial was played clean through on goal only to be denied by Pickford.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Former Southampton defender Francis Benali has told talkSPORT Virgil van Dijk is good enough to play for any club in the world, and that he’d be a huge loss for the Saints if he leaves this summer.Centre-back Van Dijk is one of the most in-demand players in the Premier League ahead of the summer transfer window.The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the 25-year-old Dutchman as they all look to strengthen in defence.Saints boss Claude Puel has recently hinted that Van Dijk could end up staying at St Mary’s next season, with club bosses keen to keep him and under no pressure to sell.However, reports claim Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is still hopeful of landing Van Dijk and could table a bid too good to turn down, as he plots another raid of the south coast club.And Benali says Southampton would be left with a gaping hole in their squad if the ‘flawless’ defender becomes the latest Saints star to move to Anfield.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former full-back said: “It’s been a familiar picture at Southampton for a few seasons now, and Virgil is the obvious player who is being talked about now.“He is absolutely class. He’s a player I could see slotting into any team in the world, with the performances I’ve seen. There’s nothing he can’t do.“I honestly can’t see any flaws.“He’s a huge presence on the pitch, and not just in a physical sense. He’s good both defensively and offensively. It always seems like he’s got another gear and that he’s playing in cruise mode. He reads the game well, he’s a threat in the opposition’s box as well, he can score goals. He’s just never seems to get flustered. He’s so confident on the ball.”
There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,9,10,15. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Bernie Bonner, Cloghan and Lorna Doherty, Dungloe. This weeks jackpot is 8,300 Euro.Tickets for the club draw are now on sale at 5 Euro each or 3 tickets for 10 Euro. The 1st prize is 1,000 Euro,2nd prize 42 inch Flat Screen TV, 3rd prize Laptop Computer, 4th prize Digital Camera, 5th prize 100 Euro.The U13s got off to a good start with a decisive win against Killybegs in there first game and last Friday evening they defeated Aodh Ruadh 3-11 to 3-4 in Ballyshannon. They are away to Ardara this Wednesday 14th Sept at 6.30pm and they are at home to Bundoran this Saturday morning at 11am. Commiserations to both our U14s and U16s who lost co finals last week. The U14s were beat by St Eunans last Wednesday evening in Ballybofey and the U16s lost out to Gweedore in Glenswilly last Saturday afternoon.Good luck to the senior team who take part in the anual Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland Sevens Tournament this Saturday.GAA: NAOMH CONAILL GAA NOTES was last modified: September 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaa notes glenties
QPR will ask Tottenham if they can take David Bentley on loan, according to The People.Bentley, 27, played under Rangers manager Mark Hughes at Blackburn and is looking to relaunch his career following a knee problem.The People also suggest Danish club FC Copenhagen have had an offer to take striker Romelu Lukaku on loan rejected by Chelsea, and that Fulham are in talks to sign Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Sivok, who is a free agent after leaving Turkish club Besiktas.The same newspaper report that Chelsea have refused to let defender Gary Cahill play for Britain at this summer’s Olympics, while Daniel Sturridge has been given permission.It is claimed that boss Roberto Di Matteo and the club’s top brass have insisted that Cahill, who missed Euro 2012 because of a broken jaw, must complete a full pre-season with them.The Mail on Sunday say LA Galaxy are ready to make a fresh move to prise Frank Lampard away from Chelsea.The People say Lampard has been offered a two-year deal worth £13m by the MLS outfit, is seriously considering the move and may even be allowed to leave on a free transfer to save the £9m he will apparently be paid in the final year of his Blues contract.Lampard, 34, has repeatedly dismissed speculation about his future and insisted he intends to stay at Stamford Bridge.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Home to the growing city of Polokwane, Limpopo is known as the “gateway to the great north”. It is the perfect stepping stone to the wonders of the Kruger National Park. A notable Limpopo attraction is the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site, where the remains of a thriving African kingdom offer insights into a rich cultural heritage that has stood the test of time.The giant baobab tree at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)It’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”.To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province, is best known for its rich tribal cultures and wild territories where the Big Five roam. Mapungubwe – “place of the stone of wisdom” – was South Africa’s first kingdom, the subcontinent’s largest realm for 400 years before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Its highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Today it is a Unesco World Heritage site. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The visitor’s centre at the Mapungubwe World Heritage site. The site lies on the open savannah of the Mapungubwe National Park, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The famous gold rhino unearthed by archaeologists at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Inside the state-of-the-art visitors’ centre at Mapungubwe you get to see the ancient civilization’s artefacts up close. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) An aerial view of the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) White lion cubs at the Legend Wildlife and Cultural Centre in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A waterfall and lush subtropical landscape near the city of Tzaneen in the north of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A traditional Venda homestead in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The dam at Serenity Forest Lodge. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Textile artist Solomon Mohati at work at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Colourful handcrafted textiles on display at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Mashovhela Bush Lodge near the town of Louis Trichardt. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The Mall of the North in the city of Polokwane. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Polokwane, the capital city of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A herd of elephants get relief from the Limpopo heat in the Kruger National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship on Thursday.Akashdeep Singh (15th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th), S.K. Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), S.V. Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) scored the goals for a ruthless India.India were already 5-0 up when Razie Rahim and Ramadan Rosli struck for Malaysia, who in their previous match had stunned Pakistan 3-2.With this win, India now have four points from two matches, while second-placed Malaysia have three points.South Korea, who drew 1-1 with Pakistan earlier in the day, hold the third spot.Top two teams will qualify for the final, while the teams finishing third and fourth will vie for the bronze medal.On Saturday, India will meet Pakistan needing at least a draw to seal their place in the final on October 22.Malaysia will face South Korea on Friday also searching for a point to reach the final.But the Malaysians need to put up a better performance that they did against India.Having won all their matches thus far in the tournament, Malaysia raced out of the blocks at a frenetic pace, attacking India constantly.They made two strong circle entries at the start of the game but an alert Indian defence kept them out of scoring.India’s first break-through came in the 14th minute when Manpreet assisted Akashdeep inside the circle with a fiercely-struck long pass. The Indian forward was impeccable in his attempt to improvise the pass to beat the Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramiam to take a 1-0 lead in the first quarter.advertisementThe second quarter saw Indian goalkeeper Suraj Karkera make brilliant saves that had the Dhaka audience in raptures. His first big save came only two minutes into the second quarter when Malaysia won a penalty corner. Karkera was resolute to pad it away.Later in the 23rd minute, another penalty corner was averted when Karkera saved a fiercely struck drag-flick from Rahim to keep Malaysia from converting.Earlier, Harmanpreet Singh was at his best when he found the centre of the goal to take India’s lead to 2-0 in the 19th minute. A good assist by Sunil saw Uthappa score India’s third goal in the 24th minute.Post the 10-minute half-time break, India scored two more goals to stamp their supremacy over Malaysia. It was Gurjant in the 33rd minute followed by a splendid goal by Sunil brilliantly-assisted by Gurjant Singh who worked in tandem to score India’s fifth goal.A trademark reverse hit by Gurjant from the left flank to Sunil, who made a diving attempt to push the ball into the post, ensured the local crowds were thoroughly entertained. This goal by Sunil was also adjudged as the goal of the match.The final quarter saw India make a few defensive errors that saw them concede penalty corners. With 10 minutes to the final hooter, Malaysia’s Rahim utilised the chance to put one past a diving Akash Chikte in the 50th minute.Malaysia won another penalty corner in the 54th minute but Chikte was outstanding in his save.Almost immediately, Malaysia won another set-piece but an alert Chikte averted a goal again. Malaysia won two back-to-back penalty corners in the 58th minute but couldn’t make the chance count.Though their second goal came through in the 59th minute via Rosli, India extended their lead in the 60th minute when veteran Sardar employed a reverse-hand strike.
Man Utd willing to allow Valencia to join Inter Milanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to allow captain Antonio Valencia to run down his contract this season.The Mirror says United have no intention of triggering a 12-month extension option in Valencia’s current deal, which will expire this summer.With this in mind, Valencia’s representatives have begun negotiating a move to Inter Milan for the Ecuadorian right-back, who has played just eight times this season.Inter reportedly want to sign the 33-year-old during the January transfer window but United don’t want to weaken Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad without bringing in a replacement.Valencia has played just once under Solskjaer having fallen out of favour under the Norwegian’s predecessor, Jose Mourinho. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say