One for the road

first_imgLATEST STORIES Closing out with a 12-2 spurt, the Beermen made it look like it was just another day at the office at University of San Agustin Gym here after posting an 88-76 decision of TNT KaTropa in a Petron Saturday Special Game that kept them in the solo PBA Philippine Cup lead.The final score did not reflect how hard the Beermen struggled, and how coach Leo Austria had to dig deep into his bench earlier before zooming to a third straight victory and dealing the hard-fighting Texters a second defeat in three outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSeeking to win this tournament an unprecedented fourth straight season, San Miguel looked very vulnerable until early in the fourth period, when Arwind Santos stepped up on both ends to boost the Beermen.From 76-74, Santos scored eight of his 15 points points, had a block and a couple of huge rebounds as he almost singlehandedly took the fight out of the Texters. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT led by as many as nine late in the third but couldn’t put San Miguel away, even with the three-time defending champion playing second-string guards Brian Heruela and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and the veteran Billy Mamaril at the middle.Instead, the trio had a lot of success and managed to take the Beermen to within three points going into the fourth.June Mar Fajardo scored 20 points, Marcio Lassiter scattered 15 and Cabagnot 11 for San Miguel, which is the only unbeaten team in the field after sister team Barangay Ginebra took a shock loss at the hands of Blackwater Friday night.Troy Rosario had 15 to lead all TNT shooters as Jason Castro, Asia’s finest point guard earlier this decade, was held to just nine points.Meanwhile, NLEX and Magnolia collide in the 6:45 p.m. contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday for solo second place. Alaska takes the Big Dome floor at 4:30 p.m. against KIA Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT Champ-slaying PH team tests mettle in China Youth Chess International Open Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina ILOILO—San Miguel Beer was obviously not having the greatest of games Saturday night. But when push came to shove, the Beermen simply had too much more to give.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NEC Rules against Rep. Zarzar

first_imgA request to drop two senatorial nominees of the ruling Unity Party (UP) from contesting the pending special elections has been denied by the National Elections Commission (NEC).Sinoe County District#3 Representative, who is an executive of the UP, Matthew G. Zarzar, claimed that the  two UP senatorial candidates, Milton Teahjay and Willington G. Smith, whose  names have appeared on the NEC’s preliminary listing,  were in violation of section 5.2 of the Legislative Code of Conduct of 2014.Teahjay is the Superintendent of Sinoe County and Willington G. Smith is also the Superintended of Rivercess County.Rep. Zarzar claimed that the two UP senatorial aspirants had not resigned their appointed positions as provided by the Code of Conduct.The section requires appointed official desiring to canvass or contest for elected public office to resign said post, at least two years before the date of such elections.However, in NEC’s ruling,  delivered by its Chief Dispute Hearing Officer, Muana S. Ville, the elections body declared the “Rep. Matthew Zarzar’s complaint against Milton Teahjay and Willington Smith is hereby dismissed.”Delving into the merits of the entire case, Ville narrated that on August 18, 2014, the lawmaker reminded the Commission that its  qualification of two UP’s nominees to contest the  special senatorial elections was in violation of Section 5.2 of the Legislative Code of Conduct.The NEC Dispute Officer  quoted the UP executive as saying that he named Milton Teahjay and Willington G. Smith as those in violation of the code.He continued, “Based on the lawmaker’s request, we conducted an investigation and determination.”“Citations were issued and served for the parties to appear for hearing of the matter on August 28, at the hour of 11: AM,” adding “Rep. Zarzar made no representation when the case was called for hearing.”His absence, the Dispute Hearing Officer said in the ruling, prompted the UP’s legal counsel, Atty. Miller Catakaw, to file a motion for dismissal, claiming “the lawmaker has abandoned the case and his absence is an attempt to delay the proceeding.”Atty. Catakaw, who is the deputy secretary general of the UP and lawyer for both Teahjay and Smith, won the acceptance of NEC’s Hearing Officer to the attorney’s argument for dismissal.Immediately following the ruling at NEC’s office, Atty. Miller Catakaw, in an interview with journalists,  disclosed that the “cardinal obligation of a UP partisan is to support the party candidates through campaigning and to provide other support within his or her capacity at any elections.”Atty. Catakaw claimed that the lawmaker’s compliant was in total violation of Article VII, Section 1(e) of the UP’s constitution.“What the lawmaker needs to understand is that if anybody wishes to challenge our party’s candidates, it should not have been Rep. Zarzar, who is an executive of the UP.”The attorney added, “Zarzar’s action is seen or perceived as challenging the signature of the UP’s National Executive Chairman, who signed the nomination papers for these partisans of our political party.”According to him, Rep. Zarzar’s complaint that the UP nominees should have resigned their positions in order to be candidates for the Liberian Senate was belated. “What he doesn’t recognize is that this law took effect on June 20, 2014, the date, on which it was published.”“This law not intended to affect the 2014 senatorial elections, which is pending. This is because it requires that government officials, such as Superintended should resign their appointment at least two (2) years before the elections they wish contest in,” he clarified.“This means that these candidates were to resign in 2012, the minimum time required by this law.”Also, Atty. Catakaw said, the law could not and was intended to operate retroactively to the Liberian Constitution.“The constitution forbids ex-facto laws and his complaint  against our candidates, Teahjay and Smith should comply with a statute, which is not applicable to the 2014 senatorial election and is therefore untenable,” he further clarified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tillman’s probe widens to Army brass

first_imgEven so, the Army persisted in telling Tillman’s family he was killed in a conventional ambush, including at his nationally televised memorial service 11 days later. It was five weeks before his family was told the truth, a delay the Army has blamed on procedural mistakes. Tillman’s father, Pat, said Friday that he had no intention of commenting on the inspector general’s report until he had heard the Army’s entire briefing Monday and had analyzed it. Tillman’s case drew worldwide attention in part because he had turned down a multimillion-dollar contract to play defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals in order to join the Army Rangers after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. To date, the Army has punished seven people, but no one was court-martialed. Four soldiers received relatively minor punishments under military law, ranging from written reprimands to expulsion from the Rangers. One had his pay reduced and was effectively forced out of the Army. The latest investigation has focused on how high up the chain of command that knowledge went. Officers from the rank of colonel and up will be blamed in the report, according to one officer who has been informed of the findings. According to the officials, the report will not make charges or suggest punishments, but it will recommend that the Army look at holding the nine officers accountable. One defense official said it appears that the inspector general will not conclude there was an orchestrated cover-up in the investigation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A Pentagon investigation will recommend that nine officers, including up to four generals, be held accountable for missteps in the aftermath of the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, senior defense officials said Friday. The Defense Department inspector general will cite a range of errors and inappropriate conduct as the military probed the former football star’s death on the battlefront in 2004, said one defense official. The official, who like the others requested anonymity because the Army has not publicly released the information, said it appears senior military leaders may not have had all the facts or worked hard enough to get the facts of what happened April 22, 2004, when Tillman, a corporal, was killed by members of his own platoon. Dozens of soldiers – those immediately around Tillman at the scene of the shooting, his immediate superiors and high-ranking officers at a command post nearby – knew within minutes or hours that his death was fratricide. last_img read more

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YouTube getting brainy with UC lectures

first_img“It’s not meant as a substitute for going to class. You can’t interact; you can’t be part of that dialogue,” said Ben Hubbard, co-manager of webcast.berkeley, a local site delivering course and event content as podcasts and streaming video. But Muller gets e-mail from all over the world – “Even Timbuktu!” – and Hubbard said course videos previously distributed online through Google scored more than a million hits and about 700,000 downloads. UC Berkeley launched an audio podcast program with more than 25 courses in 2006. In 2007, the campus is to deliver audio or video for 86 full courses and more than 100 other events – 3,500 hours of content. More than 300 hours of videotaped courses and events already are available at http://www.youtube.com/ucberkeley. Berkeley’s offerings join an eclectic mix of content on YouTube, including the breakout rant from the young man known as “Leave Britney Alone Guy” for his tearful defense of singer Britney Spears’s performance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Muller, known for presenting physics with innovation and relative simplicity, has found his audience is as diverse as it is far-flung. “I get e-mails from high school students, I get e-mail from college students, people who graduated and never learned this stuff. People listen to this because they enjoy learning,” said Muller, who is at work on a book under the same title as his course that he plans to have ready before Election Day.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – Move over “Leave Britney Alone Guy.” And all those cute kitten videos, too. The University of California at Berkeley, is posting course lectures and other campus happenings on YouTube. “To a teacher who has a passion for teaching, this is enormously exciting,” said physics professor Richard A. Muller, whose “Physics for Future Presidents,” is among courses available online. “My students are everywhere and I don’t have to give them exams.” Berkeley and other universities have been broadcasting a variety of courses on the Web for some time, including an arrangement Berkeley started in 2006 with YouTube’s parent company Google Inc. The agreement with YouTube was formally announced Wednesday. Watching the videos is free and for the joy of information only. You won’t get course credit. last_img read more

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Family delivers message of pain and loss to killer

first_img“I can only imagine the pain and suffering in the last few years,” he said to the victims’ family. “You may see justice served, but I beg to differ: You are looking at a truly innocent man. “True closure is catching those in the streets who truly committed this crime. May God bless you all.” Miner’s parents described their son as a troubled man and compulsive liar who was coming off drugs during his taped police confession. They said there was nothing during the monthlong trial – not blood, not DNA evidence – that ever connected him to the Lasky murders. “I feel so sorry for them. My condolences go out to their family. It was the most horrific crime,” said his stepfather, Fred Ward, 52, of Lancaster, following the sentence at Van Nuys Courthouse. “But my stepson didn’t do this. He didn’t have the hate in him to commit a crime of this nature.” For the Laskys, nothing can ever replace the nurturing parents who had been wed for 53 years. Nothing could replace Bill Lasky, a World War II veteran who loved nothing more than to cuddle his grandkids. Nothing can ever replace Bertha, a Getty Center docent and dear friend of her family and to everyone else who knew her. And nothing would ever again be normal for their three beloved children and numerous grandchildren. “Your actions changed the lives (of our family),” said daughter Beth Lasky of West Hills to the impassive convicted killer. “I lost my best friend; my mother was my best friend. “I’m not able to talk to my father. My children lost their grandparents in an awful and violent way. That is not normal.” Son Scott said his parents were real, not some headline or story on TV. They were more than victims of some horrible crime. They had taught responsibility, they taught respect, and they taught love. “Maybe when they nail your cohorts, we shall finally be able to put this to rest,” said Scott Lasky of San Jose during a lengthy address to Miner. “In my mind, you are the lowest of the low. You are going to where you belong. “My only consolation is that my parents knew terror for only a few hours. May you know terror until the end of your days.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – At first, Mark Wiland felt he had nothing to say to the man sentenced Tuesday to life behind bars for murdering his grandparents. Then he addressed Gregory Douglas Miner with one pain-filled message. “I missed out on a beautiful thing – a relationship between a grandson and his grandparents,” said Wiland, 18, of San Jose. “It was a tragedy.” Miner expressed no emotion as Superior Court Judge Barry A. Taylor sentenced him to two terms of life in prison without parole for the murders of 76-year-old William Lasky and his 73-year-old wife, Bertha. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe 32-year-old man was convicted last month of first-degree murder, robbery and burglary with special circumstances for the West Hills slayings. The Laskys were killed inside their home during a home-invasion robbery in 2001. The killers, after stealing their car, returned later to set them and the house on fire. Prosecutors and police said it was one of the most brutal murders they’d ever seen. Two more men allegedly linked with the deaths have not been charged. During the trial, jurors had watched a 6 1/2-hour video of Miner confessing to more than a dozen versions of the crime. But prior to his sentence, the once-convicted burglar declared he had nothing to do with the killings. last_img read more

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ROSSES COMMUNITY RADIO LOOKING FOR NEW PRESENTERS

first_imgCOMMUNITY: Rosses Community Radio are currently looking for volunteers – have you ever thought about presenting your own Radio Show?We are on the lookout for new presenters for any type of radio programme that would be of interest to our Community, full training and support will be given, anyone interested should email us at contact@rossesradio.comOur November lottery winners are Carol Alcorn E200, NW Ladies e100 and Eddie Maloney E35, if you would like to join our lottery then simply email us your contact details. ROSSES COMMUNITY RADIO LOOKING FOR NEW PRESENTERS was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

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National school ‘feeling blue’ during Anti-Bullying Awareness Week!

first_imgSt. Columba’s NS Ballylast, Castlefinn marked Anti-bullying awareness week by having Blue Friday yesterday.Pupils wore blue clothing and accessories and they created posters on the ‘High 5’ message against bullying. While St. Columba’s N.S. is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has a due recognition for all other religions.The schools administration strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.They also endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible. National school ‘feeling blue’ during Anti-Bullying Awareness Week! was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:anti bullying awareness weekblue fridaycastlefinSt Columba’s National Schoollast_img read more

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Two Donegal men, five peaks, one challenge – all in the name of charity

first_imgTwo Donegal men scaled five peaks within 24 hours yesterday, all in the name of charity. Dungloe man Danny Boyle was joined by Brendan Brennan from Lettermacaward for the tough task.But after scaling four peaks of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Danny and Brendan completed their task by reaching the summit of Errigal. Their challenge was in aid of SNAP and for Danny’s niece Ellen, who has Angelman syndrome – a neuro-genetic disorder with symptoms including intellectual and developmental disability, seizures, jerky movements and sleep disturbances.SNAP are based in Leeds and work closely with Ellen.Danny and Brendan also ran a shave or dye night last weekend, raising €3,000.Two Donegal men, five peaks, one challenge – all in the name of charity was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:AngelmanBrendan BrennanDanny BoyledungloeErrigalFive PeaksLettermacawardlast_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U12’S EARN BRILLIANT 4-1 WIN OVER GLENEA UNITED

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY LOTTO The numbers drawn in the Cappry lotto were 2, 5, 6, 21.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Charlie McLaughlin, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €5250.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sCappry played their last group match last Tuesday evening when they hosted Glenea Utd. Luke McGlynn scored 1st for Cappry, Kevin McCormack got the 2nd before Glenea pulled 1 back. Cappry didn’t let this effect them and they soon got a 2 goal advantage again when Mark Mbuli scored. Shaun Ward made sure of the 3 points with Capprys 4th goal. Final score was 4-1 and they finished top of their group on maximum points.Next up was Milford Utd in the 1st leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League. 1st leg was played in Milford and Cappry came home with an excellent 3-0 win. Jack Long, Mark Mbuli and Andrew Murray scoring the Cappry goals.The 2nd leg will take place Cappry Park tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 7.30pm.It’s important to state that it’s only halftime in this match and they need as much support as possible as they chase the dream of being the 1st Cappry team to win the competition. This will be the last game on home soil this term because if they are lucky enough to win a place in this years final, it will be played in a neutral venue.Please come and show your support and make as much noise as possible.Best of luck lads. DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERSThe Villa Rose Hotel & Spa, Ballybofey are hosting A Night With The Dublin City Ramblers, 5th June with the doors opening at 9pm. Trad Spraoi are going to be the support act on the night. This promises to be a night not to be missed and should get everybody in the right spirits for the upcoming European Championships in France. Tickets are on sale in the Villa Rose and also from Cappry Committee members. All tickets are €10.Proceeds in aid of Cappry Rovers AFC.If you like and share our link on our Facebook page you could win yourself a pair of tickets to the gig.CAPPRY ROVERS U10’s and U8’sBoth of our U10’s and U8’s will be back in action again this week. Texts will be sent out with details of each blitz.CAPPRY ROVERS SPORTS DAYOur annual Cappry sports day will be held in Cappry Park on Monday 6th June. This is open to everyone to get involved in and there will be plenty for young and old to enjoy. There will be Fancy dress, Running, High jump, Sack races, Penalty shootouts, Horse shoe throwing, Piggy back races and plenty more.The main event on the day will be the National School 12 a side Football (6 Boys and 6 girls). Starts at 1.30pm sharp. SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U12’S EARN BRILLIANT 4-1 WIN OVER GLENEA UNITED was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cappry RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more

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Russia v Saudi Arabia: World Cup preview, predicted line-ups, plus more

first_img LU BEAUTY 3 Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host Russia v Saudi Arabia – the first match of World Cup 2018. SUPERSTITION 3 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Osama Hawsawi (Saudi Arabia): “We are happy to be a part of the opening of the most important event in the world,” captain Osama Hawsawi told a press conference.In friendly matches we have shown a high level, with the match against Germany (a 2-1 defeat last Friday) evidence to that, and the Saudi team is a strong competitor in Asia.“Our ambition is to qualify for the later rounds.” Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Saudi Arabia head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi and captain Osama Hawsawi. Confirmed XIsRussia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Igansevich, Zhirkov, Gazinskiy, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Dzagoev, Smolov.Saudi Arabia: Al-Maiouf, Alburayk, Os.Hawsawi, Om.Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani, Otayf, Al-Dawsari, Al-Faraj, Al-Jassam, Al-Shehri, Al-Sahlawi.Where can I stream Russia v Saudi Arabia?The opening game of World Cup 2018 in Russia will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll be in Moscow from 3pm and the match will kick off at 4pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – Russia v Saudi Arabia ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch The World Cup 2018 kicks off today as hosts Russia play Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Years of planning for the nation both on and off the pitch come to a head here but enter the tournament as the lowest ranked nation, three places below their opponents in the opening match, which you can hear live on talkSPORT. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup 3center_img NO JOY misery Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings diamond geezer Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter What the players are sayingFyodor Smolov (Russia): They’re a fairly technical team and set up to play short and medium passes and control the ball. They’ve got some quick players in attack. Their coach is from Chile, you can see he’s trying to get them to play passing football. Russian star Fyodor Smolov in action for his nation. Pure class You’re the one Shy guy Fallon d’Floor World Cup latest Good times talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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