PVL: Pocari-Air Force steadies course, trips Iriga-Navy

first_imgLady Warriors head coach Jasper Jimenez tipped his hat off to the Lady Oragons for taking care of the second set but he did praise his team for showing the resiliency in the third and fourth sets.“The other team really stepped up in the second set but my team held its own in the third and fourth sets,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “We need to win the next three games, it’s win or win for us.”Love put up 25 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Pablo added 13.Madeline Palmer and Panaga also finished in double digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively,Macy Ubben and Lauren Whyte had 15 points apiece for the Iriga-Navy.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Warriors, who have yet to chalk two consecutive wins, improved to a 2-2 record while the Lady Oragons dropped their second straight game to move to 1-2.Pocari went straight to work in the fourth set, eager to erase the bitter taste of that disappointing second set, and put up an 8-2 lead at the start of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAlthough the Lady Oragons managed to get to 14-10, the Lady Warriors were quick to retaliate with a 6-1 run that Jeanette Panaga and Arielle Love punctuated with a block on Iriga-Navy captain Grazielle Bombita for the 20-11 lead.Skipper Myla Pablo then gave the Lady Warriors a 10-point lead, 23-13, with an off-the-block kill then she followed it up with another similar spike to end the match. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Pocari-Air Force cruised to stable altitude and turned back Iriga-Navy, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

President suspends Carvil Duncan

first_imgAfter announcing hehas challenged the legality of the tribunal established to determine his fate, Trade Unionist Carvil Duncan was suspended from his post as Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) with immediate effect.President David Granger, in a letter dated October 10, 2016, informed Duncan that in addition to his role as PSC Chairman, he is also suspended from performing the Constitutional functions as ex-officio member of the Judicial Service Commission, the Police Service Commission and other functions as ex-officio member of the Commissions of the Board of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday said the Head of State acted in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana in suspending Duncan.It outlined that Article 225 (6) states that, “If the question of removing the officer from office has been referred to a tribunal under this article, the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the prescribed authority, may suspend the officer from performing the functions of his office, and any such suspension may at any time be revoked by the President, acting in accordance with such advice as aforesaid, and shall in any case cease to have effect if the tribunal recommends to the President that the officer should not be removed from office.”In light of his court charges, the tribunal was established by the President to investigate and recommend whether Duncan should beCarvil Duncanremoved from his offices for his inability to discharge his function and/or misbehaviour.Duncan is on trial for allegedly stealing $984,900 and conspiring to steal $27,757,500 from the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).Reports indicate that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had written to Duncan, asking him to give reasons why a tribunal should not be established but he never did.But Duncan claims no letter was ever sent to him.Duncan also alleged that he was offered money from both the President and Minister of State Joseph Harmon to vacate his offices, a claim which the Government has since denied.The Office of the Minister of State, in response to the allegations, explained that both the President and Minister Harmon had met with the trade unionist in an effort to have him “gracefully” vacate the constitutional positions he holds since it is undesirable for someone facing criminal charges to hold those offices.Following the first hearing of the tribunal on Monday, Duncan took a decision to withdraw his participation from the proceedings after his Attorney’s objections were overruled by the Chairman, Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire.His Attorney, former Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, questioned the legality of the tribunal on several grounds.Nandlall explained that there are criminal proceedings pending in the Magistrates’ Courts and therefore, the principle “innocent until proven guilty” should be applied.“To establish a tribunal to investigate his removal from office on the mere institution of a charge before the determination of any guilt is (an) infraction of that constitutional protection which guarantees him innocent until proven guilty,” Nandlall contended.As a result, Duncan through his lawyer, indicated his intention to move to the High Court to challenge the authority of a tribunal.The members of the tribunal – Justice George-Wiltshire, Justice (ret’d) Winston Patterson and Attorney Robert Ramcharran – are expected to present their report to the President on or before October 31.last_img read more

Derozan’s 35 leads Compton win

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – A win by the Jordan High boy’s basketball team on Thursday night would have ended the Moore League season as originally scheduled but Compton’s Demar Derozan made sure it would last one more day. The junior forward scored a game-high 35 points to lead a late-game surge as the Tarbabes came from behind to beat the Panthers, 67-63, at Jordan High. But the Lancers defeated Millikan on Thursday and, coupled that with Jordan’s loss to Compton and the fact that Poly beat the Wilson, clinched third place and an automatic berth in the CIF Southern Section playoffs next week. Now, Jordan and Wilson will play tonight at 6 at Lakewood High to determine the league’s fourth-place team. The top four teams from the Moore League earn an automatic berth into the playoffs. Tonight’s loser, will hope to earn a playoff bid as an at-large team. The game was marred by a brawl in the stands behind the Panthers bench with 1:28 remaining in the game. The game was delayed by 30 minutes until the court was cleared and extra police officers were called in to handle the security. center_img “We wanted to go into the playoffs with some momentum and this was a huge come-from-behind win,” said coach Tony Thomas, who has led Compton to a 22-5 record and a league title this season. “Even when we got behind, we knew they were in foul trouble so we had to be patient and take advantage of it. Eventually we did.” Meanwhile, the task for Jordan became much harder. The Panthers began the day with a 6-5 record in league, tied for third place with Lakewood and Wilson. last_img read more

Costa has paid his fine and Ronaldo is raring to play – Allegri

first_img0Shares0000“It’s behind us now.” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirms Douglas Costa has been fined for spitting. © AFP / JOSE JORDANMILAN, Italy, Sep 22 – Juventus forward Douglas Costa has already paid his fine to the Italian champions for spitting, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Saturday.Costa was banned for four Serie A matches, against Frosinone, Bologna, Napoli and Udinese, after aiming an elbow and a headbutt before spitting in the face of Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco in last weekend’s league game in Turin. The 28-year-old then picked up a sprained ankle and a right thigh injury in Wednesday’s 2-0 Champions League win in Valencia, and will miss Brazil’s friendlies next month against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.“He paid his fine, was banned and he immediately realised his mistake,” said Allegri without revealing how much Costa had paid.“Now he is also injured. That is behind us now, so no more talking about Sassuolo.”Champions Juventus travel to promoted Frosinone on Sunday, just days after star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially given a red card in the Champions League.“Tomorrow, Ronaldo will give an excellent performance as he did in the first half hour in the Champions League,” warned Allegri.The Portuguese striker will be hoping to add to his first two goals scored last weekend, against the club who have the worst defense in the league with ten goals conceded in four games.“The expectations on him are very high, but he does not have to prove anything,” continued the Juventus coach.“He needs only to continue to play, have fun and score, he is very demanding of himself.“He is the best player in the world along with (Lionel) Messi and he brings a lot of added value to the squad.”Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to add to his tally at promoted Frosinone, who have conceded ten goals in four games. © AFP / JOSE JORDANJuventus are the only unbeaten side in Serie A having won all four of their matches, and have a two-point lead on Sassuolo, who are second after beating Empoli 3-1 on Friday.Frosinone are second from the bottom of the league, with just one point, and are still waiting for their first goal.“We know very well what we’re up against and now they have Ronaldo who can do everything,” said Frosinone coach Moreno Longo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Christie on Derby’s League Cup clash with Chelsea

first_imgDerby County starlet Cyrus Christie joined Drivetime to look ahead to their League Cup clash with Chelsea.The Rams, who are Championship promotion hopefuls, take on the Premier League leaders at the iPro Stadium and 22-year-old Christie is optimistic about their chances, despite the depth of Jose Mourinho’s squad.And the Republic of Ireland international also admits he’s had a word with Everton right-back Seamus Coleman about how to deal with Belgian star Eden Hazard.last_img

PHARMACY EXPECTING A FLOOD OF A VERY DIFFERENT KIND THIS CHRISTMAS

first_imgMurray’s Pharmacy is over the recent flooding and open for business.Murray’s Pharmacy in Castlefinn may have been hit by the recent freak flooding in the area.But the well-known pharmacy is now back open for business and expecting a flood of a very different kind as customers stock up for Christmas.It’s business as usual and the shop say they are delighted to be able to offer all our customers the same friendly efficient service they have always prided themselves on. Despite the recent flooding the team in Castlefinn have worked tirelessly to restore the pharmacy and Tom and Róisín wish to express their sincere gratitude to the staff in Castlefinn and Ramelton who have supported us and worked so hard to bring the pharmacy back to life in a very short space of time.“We would also like to thank the community in Castlefinn for all your support and loyalty over, not just the past few weeks but for the last 10 years.“We especially wish to thank Gerard and Karen Doherty, Ciaran O Neill and Bert Galbraith and his crew from Galbraith Construction for their help on the day of the flood and the days that followed,” said Tom.The Christmas club is back up and running and we are delighted to be able to not just fulfil the existing Christmas Club orders but to offer a full range of gift ideas. Why not call in to see your local Castlefinn Pharmacy back up and running and serving your community as usual.PHARMACY EXPECTING A FLOOD OF A VERY DIFFERENT KIND THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 24th, 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:castlefinndonegalfloodMurray’s PharmacyOPENlast_img read more

CHILDCARE WORKER ‘SCAPE-GOATED’ OVER TODDLER INCIDENT WINS TRIBUNAL CASE

first_imgLaura won her caseA DONEGAL CHILDCARE claimed she had been scape-goated and ‘wrongly blamed’ for leaving an 18-month old toddler unsupervised outside a creche for 10 minutes has won her Employment Appeals Tribunal.Laura Johnston was the only qualified creche assistant on duty in the playground of Letterkenny Community Playgroup Limited when confusion led to the boy being left outside after playtime on March 22, 2011. A tribunal heard that on the day of the incident an unqualified student was with her looking after 12 children aged between 18 months and three.She had been organising the children into a queue to return inside when she had to leave the queue to bring another child over. She noticed the door to the premises was open and the children had already gone inside and she was unable to do a headcount.Another boy had been left outside before he was noticed missing ten minutes later.Ms Johnston was suspended from her post the next day before being dismissed from her position after being found guilty of gross misconduct.After an internal appeal she was reinstated to her job but a decision of “serious misconduct” was kept on her record and she was given a final written warning which she refused to accept.The case heard that on her return to work she was told by creche manager Geraldine Burke that the mother of the toddler did not want Ms Johnston near her child again and she was assigned other duties.She objected to the findings of the creche appeal panel, left her job and was later declared unfit for work by the Department of Social Protection.In its ruling the Employment Appeals Tribunal found in favour of Ms Johnston.The tribunal referred to a HSE expert on the case and noted: “The witness stated the 12 children and 1 adult (the claimant) present in the yard on the day in question was against the Regulations.“A student present in the yard, although with level 7 training, was employed as a student and therefore did not count as an experienced adult to assist the claimant supervising the 12 children on the day in question. The student herself had to be supervised; she was there to observe and ask questions.”In a majority finding, the tribunal panel said: “The majority find that the procedures that led to the original decision to dismissal were unfair. These are as follows:“1. Child (B), who was relied upon by the Claimant, during the investigation, as a reason for her distraction, was believed, by the Respondent, not to have been in the room at the time of the incident. However, this belief, which supported their view that the Claimant was not being entirely honest during the investigation process, was never conveyed to the claimant during the investigative process.“2. The Claimant was advised that some things would be discounted from the findings, namely that she tried to cover up the incident. However these were not discounted.“3. No other staff member was scrutinised or investigated, this led the claimant to believe she was scapegoated. This belief is not without basis considering there were a number of staff directly involved in the events of that day.”The finding ruled: “As a result of the design of the room and the staff present being inside the room, they could not get a full view of the children outside. The staff needed to be outside and not inside, to mind the children when the children were outside. There were insufficient staff numbers present at the material time to ensure that the children came back inside safely.“The staff on duty and where they were located should have taken account of distractions that could arise, e.g., a child being upset or un-cooperative, which did in fact occur, and which distracted the claimant from doing the head count properly.”It added: “The claimant was not solely guilty for a child being left outside, therefore the decision to dismiss was unfair.”CHILDCARE WORKER ‘SCAPE-GOATED’ OVER TODDLER INCIDENT WINS TRIBUNAL CASE was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Childcare WorkerLAURA JOHNSTONtribunalwinlast_img read more

Liverpool fans think spending £35m on a new winger is a good idea

first_imgLiverpool are said to be close to sealing a £35m deal for Roma winger Mohamed Salah.The Reds missed out on a deal for the player two years ago when he opted to join Chelsea, but he failed to cement a first team place and was forced to move to Italy in order to show what he is capable of.Salah would certainly add more pace to an already nippy attack while he is a very creative player and scores goals, too. In the 2016/17 season he scored 15 goals and created 11.Here’s what a selection of Liverpool fans have been saying on Twitter. 1 Roma winger Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to Liverpool last_img

DONEGAL COACH DELIGHT AS SHE MENTORS IRISH TEAM TO EUROPEAN GOLD MEDALS

first_imgDONEGAL athletics coach Teresa McDaid declared her delight today after she mentored the Irish women’s team to the European Cross Country title.And there was a double gold celebration as Fionnuala Britton successfully retained her individual European Cross Country title with a brilliant run in Budapest on Sunday.It was an incredible day for Irish athletics as Britton led the senior women who included Linda Byrne, Ava Hutchinson, Lizzie Lee, Sarah Louise Treacy and Sarah McCormack to team gold. Britton has been in excellent form this autumn and she confirmed it over the course in Skanzen. She put on a tremendous display of tenacious front running as she romped to a two second victory over Dulce Felix of Portugal.The diminutive Wicklow women was to the fore of the field from the outset and pushed the pace ferociously throughout. With two kilometres to go the race was between Britton and Belgium’s Almensch Belete.However both Felix and Adrianne Herzog of the Netherlands were starting to make an impression on the leaders.Britton lifted her game once again and propelled herself over the finishing line to take the title in a time of 27:45, ahead of second place Felix 27:47 with Herzog rounding out the top three in third. Linda Byrne was having the race of her life as she stormed to an eight place finish and was followed home by Ava Hutchinson in 20th, Lizzie Lee in 23rd, Sarah McCormack in 36th and Sarah Louise Treacy in 42nd.The team combined brilliantly to claim the team gold medals with a score of 52 points. Coincidentally the Irish team’s score of 52 was the same as France, however Ireland were awarded the title on count back.The team was coached by Letterkenny woman and Athletics Ireland coach Teresa McDaid.“It was an incredible day,” said the Donegal woman.“The girls were tremendous and Fionnuala was just outstanding, defending her title in such a way.“It was very tense in the end because we were tied with France and to get it on the countback was so exciting.” DONEGAL COACH DELIGHT AS SHE MENTORS IRISH TEAM TO EUROPEAN GOLD MEDALS was last modified: December 9th, 2012 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:DONEGAL COACH DELIGHT AS SHE MENTORS IRISH TEAM TO EUROPEAN GOLD MEDALSlast_img read more

DONEGAL MINORS BEATEN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL

first_imgDonegal’s minor hurlers have failed to make it to the final of the All-Ireland B Championship.Despite a brave effort the team eventually went down 4-18 to 2-8 to Meath in the semi-final encounter today.  DONEGAL MINORS BEATEN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:all-irelanddonegalHURLINGMeathsemi-finallast_img