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Gilas assistant Uichico regrets actions in Gilas brawl

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The ugly fight erupted at the 4:01 mark of the third quarter as both benches cleared following a dustup involving Gilas’ Roger Pogoy and Australia’s Daniel Kickert.READ: SBP apologizes for Gilas-Australia brawlFEATURED 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 crownA total of 13 players from both teams were thrown out upon thorough review of the incident that also saw Uichico among the Gilas mob ganging up on a seemingly defenseless Chris Goulding of Australia, who was flat on his back while being pummeled.“Tonight, my emotions got the better of me like a father who cares about his sons,” Uichico wrote on Twitter. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico lamented his involvement in the ruckus with the Australian national team in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers at Philippine Arena on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT ATP, WTA eye outside help for tennis players harassed online MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town READ: Aussies ‘feared for safety’ after brawl vs Gilas Uichico admitted his actions were unjustifiable.“That does not excuse my actions and I apologize to everyone as in hindsight I should not have gotten involved. This is a painful but maybe necessary lesson for me.”RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 awardlast_img read more

Granger rejects second list of GECOM nominees

first_img… Jagdeo promises Granger “will have a fight coming”Head of State David Granger has rejected a second list of nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which was submitted by Leader of the Opposition, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo.The announcement by Granger was made mere hours after Jagdeo vowed to putPresident David Grangerup a fight should his list be rejected a second time.The President had rejected Jagdeo’s initial list on the grounds that the identified persons were not ‘fit and proper’ in keeping with the provisions of the Constitution of Guyana.Granger in his rejection letter to Jagdeo on Friday said, “I have examined the Curriculum Vitae of the six persons in light of the criteria defined in my letter to you dated 2017-03-14… I have found the list to be unacceptable within the meaning of the Constitution and of those criteria.”The Opposition Leader had met with media operatives earlier in the day and said, “if he (President Granger) moves outside of the list he will have a fight.”According to Jagdeo, “as I said before, if there is any attempt to move outside of the intent of the Carter Centre formula that was enshrined in our Constitution, which gives the President the right to reject any list, but not to choose from outside of a list that the Opposition Leader submits to him, only if the Opposition Leader refuses to submit a list, and if he moves outside of that he will have a fight coming because it will mean that this country will be going down a path similar to the oneOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeothat we had in the 70s and 80s; a path of rigged elections and turmoil.”The Opposition Leader had earlier lamented the fact that the President has had enough time to deal with the matter and that the work at GECOM was now being stymied as a result of no Chairman being in place.Jagdeo used the occasion to recall too that at least one media house (Guyana Times) had reported that the President had made up his mind on rejecting the list and was intent on naming a GECOM Chairman unilaterally.It was reported that Granger’s choice for the post has always been retired Justice, Claudette La Bennett.The Opposition Leader told media operatives his Party was coming around to accepting this notion since it appears that the delay in making a decision on the list was in fact meant to create a façade.“I was told that the President had already made a decision to reject the list… more and more I get the feeling that what that media house said to me was accurate,” Jagdeo surmised.He suggested that the delay was to “make it seem as though there is serious consideration of the names… just to create this façade that what is happening that they really examining the names and so this is an issue, one that goes straight to the President’s credibility, his lofty sounding speeches have to now be matched by action.”A few hours later, the Ministry of the Presidency responded to Jagdeo’s list of nominees calling the nominees unacceptable.The PPP in a public missive subsequently reiterated its “apprehension that the President is bent on unilaterally selecting a person of his choice in violation of the letter and spirit of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution and indeed, the Carter Formula…The Leader of the Opposition hereby assures that should the President proceed along this unconstitutional, undemocratic and diabolical path there will be litigation and other consequences for which the President will be responsible.”It was observed by the PPP too that President Granger did not indicate what next steps, if any the President requires to be taken.“This letter was received a few hours after the Leader of the Opposition concluded a press conference, at which he was critical of the President’s overall approach to this issue, which he considers to be of fundamental national importance,” the party observed.The PPP missive said too that the “Leader of the Opposition notes with deep concern the cavalier and callous manner in which the President continues to express no confidence in and denigrate the professional reputation, integrity and competence of Guyanese of high calibre who have rendered sterling contributions to the development of our country and in service to our people and who have distinguished themselves in their individual endeavours and pursuits.”Jagdeo, in April last, had submitted to President David Granger a second batch of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.They are Retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy; Retired Justice William Ramlall; former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond-Allicock; Attorneys Kashir Khan and Nadia Sagar; and businessman, Captain Gerald Gouveia.Retired Judges Desiree Bernard, Claudette Singh, and Attorneys Ralph Ramkarran SC, Timothy Jonas and Ronald Burch-Smith have turned down his requests to be nominated.This second list followed Granger’s deeming the first list “unacceptable” in early January 2017 because none of them was a Judge, retired Judge or eligible to be appointed a Judge. Granger’s rejection of the list was in keeping with ‘his interpretation’ of Guyana’s Constitution.The President subsequently amended his position that a GECOM Chairman must not only be a fit and proper person but must not be an activist or member of any political party.GECOM has been without a Chairman since February 28, 2017, when Dr Steve Surujbally stepped down after 15 years at the helm.Jagdeo at the time of submitting that list had indicated to the President, “Having regard to the antecedents in relation to this matter, arriving at these six names was not an easy task… I embarked upon an elaborate and protracted public and private consultative process which lasted several weeks, during which I solicited the views of, and sought nominations from, many nationally renowned persons and various important stakeholders’ and representative organisations, in my efforts to ensure that I present six names to the President who satisfy the requirements contemplated by Article 161(2) of the Constitution.”last_img read more

Granger, Jagdeo to meet on January 9

first_imgMoments after Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland upheld the no-confidence resolution against the coalition Government on Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo received a letter inviting him for talks on the way forward with President David Granger next week.In the letter dated January 3, 2019, Minister of State Joseph Harmon confirmed that the Head of State will be meeting with the Opposition Leader on Wednesday, January 9.According to the correspondence, which was seen by Guyana Times, the meetingThe letter sent to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo by Minister of State Joseph Harmonis scheduled for 11:00h at the Ministry of the Presidency.Furthermore, the letter also requested the Opposition Leader to indicate the matters which he wished to place on the agenda for the upcoming meeting.The engagement between the two political leaders was prompted following the passage of the December 21, 2018, no-confidence resolution.The motion, tabled by Jagdeo, was successfully passed when Alliance For Change Parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud, made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.Following its passage, the Opposition Leader on December 22, 2018 wrote the President requesting a meeting to determine the way forward.Initially, the Head of State had said he was anxious to meet with the OppositionPresident David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo during one of their meetingsLeader to discuss the way forward on the matter, something which Jagdeo said he was ready to do at any time. However, Granger left Guyana on Christmas Day for Cuba where he is receiving treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in November. However, his Government changed its tuned, saying they are willing to challenge the passage of the resolution.This, Jagdeo had pointed out, shows the Government is wasting a valuable opportunity for dialogue and exhibition of mature leadership, despite both President Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo previously promising to abide by the constitutional provisions a no-confidence vote mandates.Earlier this week, he laid collective blame for the confusion over the no-confidence resolution at the feet of the President, noting that notwithstanding his illness, he is still the Head of State and bears ultimate responsibility.Meanwhile, this meeting is coming on the heels of the governing coalition challenging the passage of the resolution of no-confidence, contending that motion needed a 34-majority vote to be approved. This contention has been Government’s lifeline ever since Attorney Nigel Hughes, husband of Government Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, raised the argument.last_img read more

Fundraising underway for the Child Development Centre

first_imgSave on Foods – Collecting donations February 26 – March 5th.Dairy Queen – Collecting Coins for the month of FebruaryBooster Juice – 10% of sales on Saturday February 28thMicSuds Car and Truck Wash – $1.00 from every wash on Fridays in FebruaryZooFood – $1.00 from each bag of dog food sold on Saturdays in FebruaryScotiabank – raising money for the CDCHairbin – 20% of retail sales on March 6thGreat Canadian Oil Change – on February 26 and February 27 $1.00 from every car wash, $3.00 from every oil change, $5.00 from every transmission flush.Good Ol Dayz – selling Smile Cookies throughout the month of February  with proceeds going to the CDC. With one of the highest birth rates in Canada, new parents in Fort St. John can sometimes be faced with unique challenges, this is where the Child Development Centre can help.  The CDC works with families in Fort St. John and the North Peace who have children with developmental difficulties.Each year the CDC works with hundreds of children in our region and as this community grows, they also need to grow.The goal this year is to raise over $100,000 with part of that going towards a new outdoor play space. The Child Development Centre needs your help, so they can continue to meet the growing needs of this community.  For more on what the CDC does, visit Advertisement -You can help by donating to the 11th annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids. You an donate online by clicking the button above or you can also call in your donation to 250-787-7100 or you can donate in person when the fundraiser gets underway at 6am on March 5th live at Save-on-Foods.Plus this year the CDC and local businesses are holding special fundraising events during the month of February.  See the list below….Advertisement You can also make a pledge a performer in the annual talent show. The 41st Annual Child Development Centre will take place Friday March 6th at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show is free, but of course they will be looking for your donations. It all starts at 6pm and will also be broadcast live on Moose FM.Moose FM’s broadcast is sponsored by CCT Controls.last_img read more


first_imgThe Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran has scooped the IMRO Best Live Music Venue in Ulster 2015.The Allingham Arms Hotel,  known as the Capital of Country is delighted to have received this prestigious award. The ceremony took place last night in Dublin which recognises the best venues in Ireland who provide an exceptional live music experience on  a weekly basis.More than 11000 IMRO members considered hundreds of venues across the country to be shortlisted.After a very successful year and a recent appearance on RTE’S Stetsons & Stilettoes, General Manager, Peter Mc Intyre says it is a combination of an extremely  loyal customer base, great artists and most importantly a great team behind him that makes the Allingham  what it is today.Peter, Elizabeth & all the staff  would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for them and are delighted to bring the award back to Donegal again. DONEGAL HOTEL NAMED AS THE BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN ULSTER was last modified: February 17th, 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:Allingham Arms HotelawardbundoranhotelMUSICUlsterVenuelast_img read more


first_imgRestaurant Manager, Mark – Building Manager, Chanelle – Spa & Leisure Manager, Carolynne – General Manager, Sarah – Reception Manager, Robert – Assistant ManagerThe newly opened Shandon Resort is celebrating in the beautiful sunshine, overlooking Sheephaven Bay after being recognised with a prestigious four-star status by Failte Ireland.Carolynne Harrison, General Manager, said they are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious rating by Failte Ireland.“It is further proof that we are continuing to hit the right note at the Shandon in all aspects, including people, service and style. Recognition has to go to my superb team who have given their heart and soul to the business & its guests over the last few weeks.’ The Shandon Resort opened to the public on the 25th March 2016 , after an extensive refurbishment of its 50 bedrooms, Restaurant, Bar, Lobby, Leisure Centre and Luxury Spa. Every location on the resort enjoys unrivalled views over the sea.Head Chef Lee Vambeck has been given creative freedom when it came to producing its restaurant menu, with many guests ‘raving’ about the quality of their food & fine dining experience.Photo L-RKonrad – Restaurant Manager, Mark – Building Manager, Chanelle – Spa & Leisure Manager, Carolynne – General Manager, Sarah – Reception Manager, Robert – Assistant Manager SHANDON CELEBRATES AFTER BEING AWARDED FOUR STAR STATUS BY FAILTE IRELAND was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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:donegalFailte Irelandfour star statusshandon hotellast_img read more


first_imgThe 2011 Finn Harps Monster Draw took place at the Finn Valley AC on Saturday night last. Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool player, Ronnie Whelan, conducted the draw. Well done to all the winners.The winners were as follows:1st Prize – €5000 – Alesia Doherty, c/o Blain Curtis, Derry. 2nd Prize – €1000 Shopping Voucher – Michael Gallagher, Belmullet Road, Co. Mayo.3rd Prize – 42″ TV – Patrick Gallagher, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.4th Prize – Toshiba Laptop – Paul Hegarty, Groz, Austria.5th Prize – €300 – Anthony Murtagh, c/o Twin Towns Boxing Club, Co. Donegal. 6th Prize – €150 – Derek Roulston, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.7th Prize – 500 Litres Oil – Ann Griffin, Glenfin, Co. Donegal.8th Prize – €150 – Marion Lyons, Lifford, Co. Donegal.9th Prize – B&B Galway Bay Hotel – Lorraine McGinty, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.10th Prize – Two Nights B&B Villa Rose Ballybofey – John Montgomery, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. The club would like to thank everyone who made the draw a huge success. Thanks to all who bought and sold tickets. A special word of thanks to the supporters of all the other League of Ireland clubs who bought tickets in the draw.WERE YOU A WINNER IN THE FINN HARPS MONSTER DRAW? was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:Finn Harps Monster Draw winnerslast_img read more

Butter cow named

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the second year in a row, Ohio State Fair visitors concocted creative names for the 2015 iconic butter cow and calf, with Champ and Sugar selected as the winning names.Picked from hundreds of entries, the American Dairy Association Mideast named MollyWickham from Columbus the name game competition winner, awarding her with a Go Pro HERO LCD camera.Wickham’s entry, Champ and Sugar, was chosen because it captured the spirit of the display, giving a nod to the Ohio State Buckeye’s win in the Sugar Bowl and their victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship.During the competition, which ran from the start of the fair on Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9, fairgoers had the opportunity to submit names for the iconic pair via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.Other contestants milked the 2015 butter sculpture’s Ohio State Buckeye football theme,spreading Ohio pride with names like, “Urban Mooer and Shelly Mooer,” “Cowdale Jones and Braxton Mooler,” “Woody and Urb,” and “Buckeye and Little Nut.” Other notable entries included “Stick and Pat,” “Curds and Whey,” and “Yo and Gurt.”The naming contest dates back to the early 1980s, during which fairgoers would drop hand-written names into a large wooden milk carton. Last year, the contest moved from tear pads to Twitter.last_img read more

Denver’s Michael Malone heading to All-Star Game as coach

first_imgDenver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone calls to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denver coach Michael Malone is headed to the All-Star Game, where he will coach the team that will be picked by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.Malone clinched his first All-Star coaching nod Saturday night, when the Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-106. The All-Star coaching gigs were determined by which teams have the best records in each conference through Sunday, and Denver (37-15) has clinched a tiebreaker over Golden State (also 37-15) by having a better record against Western Conference opponents.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wily Coyote: Spurs mascot comes to rescue, traps bat Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments A beaming, laughing and fist-pumping Kerr said, “Take care, guys, have fun in Charlotte” as he left the postgame interview room after hearing the Denver score.Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer already wrapped up the other spot, with the Bucks atop the Eastern Conference. He’ll coach the team that will be selected by the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.James and Antetokounmpo will choose their teams on Thursday night.James will pick first in the opening round, where the pool of eight other starters will be divided. Antetokounmpo gets the first pick of the second round, where he and James will choose from the 14 reserves. And James then gets the first pick of the third round, where he’ll decide between either Dwyane Wade or Dirk Nowitzki — the two special additions to the game by order of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.ADVERTISEMENT Denver star Nikola Jokic is also going to the game, as one of the reserves. The All-Star Game is Feb. 17 in Charlotte.“Obviously any time you can be a part of the All-Star weekend, that’s an honor not only for yourself but for your entire coaching staff and for your organization,” Malone said. “And that’s why we feel tremendous pride that Nikola was voted an All-Star reserve this year. His first time and our first All-Star since Carmelo Anthony. So we take great pride in that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMalone will become the third Denver coach to work an All-Star Game: Larry Brown did in 1977, and George Karl did in 2010.If Denver lost to Minnesota, Golden State’s Steve Kerr would have been the All-Star coach for the third time in five years. He and his staff will get a few days off instead of going to Charlotte for the festivities — although Warriors stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will be heading there to play in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more