LATEST STORIES 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City READ: Injured Castro out for Gilas vs AustraliaJio Jalalon and Troy Rosario, who also missed the game against the Boomers, are also suiting up against the Japanese at Mall of Asia Arena.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 folkCastro, Jalalon and Rosario replaced Kevin Alas, Carl Brian Cruz and Abu Tratter in the final lineup, which was announced by national team coach Chot Reyes on ESPN5’s Facebook page.Joining the three in the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, Kiefer Ravena, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy and Allein Maliksi. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jayson Castro. Fiba.comJayson Castro will be making his return for the Philippines in its game against Japan on Sunday after missing one game due to an ankle injury.Castro, the star point guard, did not play in Gilas Pilipinas’ 84-68 loss to Australia on Thursday in Melbourne.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes defends Blatche: ‘His value goes beyond points, rebounds’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo, the reigning four-time PBA MVP, led the Filipinos with 15 points against the Aussies, who remained undefeated at 3-0.Blatche, who only had eight points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes against Australia, is expected to have a much better outing against Japan, which has yet to win after three games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano
– wants regional court to keep President, Ministers in office despite constitutional provisionsThe Government has submitted proposals for consequential orders to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), in which it once again raises questions about the Court’s jurisdiction by claiming that the CCJ cannot set an election date.The Caribbean Court of JusticeAccording to the consequential order proposals, which were released by the Attorney General’s chambers, the opposing parties are seeking consequential orders (like compelling the Government to hold elections in three months like it should have done in the first place) that are contrary to legal principles.The Government side claimed that the CCJ “has no jurisdiction to set the date for elections nor dissolve Parliament”. This is even though President David Granger has failed to do either, in keeping with the constitutional provisions.The Government also claimed in its proposals that “there is no evidence that the President has failed to comply with his duties. Consequentially, there is no basis to order that the President act on his constitutional duty to set a date for elections or to dissolve Parliament.”Thus, the Government is seeking an order that allows the President, Prime Minister, Ministers and Cabinet to remain in office until a President is sworn in after elections are held. The Attorney General cited Article 106 (7) to defend this position.However, Article 106 (6 and 7) says “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.JurisdictionIt would not be the first time that the Government has brought up the issue of jurisdiction. In its submissions, it had argued that the court does not have jurisdiction to inquire into former Alliance For Change (AFC) Parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud’s disqualification as a member of the National Assembly. This argument was rejected by the CCJ in its rulings.The Caribbean Court of Justice has two jurisdictions: an original jurisdiction and an appellate jurisdiction. In its original jurisdiction, the CCJ interprets and applies the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (which established the Caribbean Community), and is an international court with compulsory and exclusive jurisdiction in respect to the interpretation of the treaty.In its appellate jurisdiction, the CCJ, as the court of last resort, hears appeals in both civil and criminal matters from those member states which have ceased to allow appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). As of March 2015, Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana have replaced the JCPC’s appellate jurisdiction with that of the CCJ.The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is the Caribbean’s regional judicial tribunal. It was established on February 14, 2001, by the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice. That Agreement was signed on that date by the Caricom states of Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Belize; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Suriname; and Trinidad and Tobago. Two further states, Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, signed the agreement on February 15, 2003, bringing the total number of signatories to 12.The Bahamas and Haiti, although full members of Caricom, are not yet signatories; and because of Montserrat’s status as a British territory, that country must await Instruments of Entrustment from the UK before it can ratify the treaty.The Agreement establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice came into force on July 23, 2003, and the CCJ was inaugurated on April 16, 2005, in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the seat of the Court.
A lieutenant attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was on Sunday evening stabbed to death at a bar in Corentyne, Berbice.Dead is Mark Begot, 26, of Lot 21 Philippi Village, Corentyne.Dead: GDF rank Mark BegotReports are the incident stemmed from an argument over who pays for Guinness as the soldier was among two others drinking at a bar. Begot, who has been with the GDF for almost four years, was home for the holidays. The murder occurred at a bar, which is a stone’s throw away from the soldier’s home.According to reports, the now dead soldier was at the bar with a friend drinking Guinness, when the alleged suspect walked in and joined them.The owner of the bar, Ganishwar Garbaran told Guyana Times that shortly after 20:00h the suspect joined Begot and his friend.“They get a next boy come from Black Bush [Polder], the man name “Son”, so when he come in, the soldier boy ask him to buy two Guinness. The man called for three bottles of Guinness; one for he and the two for the soldier boy and his friend,” Garbaran said.The businessman related that the men were seated at the same table and after some time, Begot left and went to a house next to the bar.Begot reportedly returned to the bar and offered the suspect a Guinness, but he refused it.“The boy say he don’t want anything, whatever he called for he will pay for,” the businessman related. He added that Begot then ordered a drink for the suspect, but the man insisted that he wanted nothing and was going to pay for whatever was initially requested.“The two start getting a talking, finger pointing… I don’t know if this Black Bush boy use a word that offend the soldier boy, but bottles start pelting… The other boy, Sherman, he pull back the soldier boy.”Garbaran said he too tried to make peace by shouting at them from behind the counter.The bar where the stabbing occurred on SundayHowever, the argument continued between the two men.Garbaran said the suspect had a knife, but he could not see when Begot was stabbed.“The third time he go to come inside, he pick up a stool and when he turn around is then I see blood. He start coming inside with the stool and then he drop it and fall down,” he related.Begot was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital and was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where he died while receiving medical treatment.Meanwhile, the suspect sought refuge with the bar owner, who refused to assist him. Begot leaves to mourn his parents and a sister.The suspect has since gone into hiding as Police probe the matter.Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff and the officers and ranks of the GDF expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the late Lieutenant Mark Begot.
Well, fellow sleepyheads, I’ve come up with the perfect solution. No more will we have to struggle with our grating alarm clocks and our ungrateful biological clocks every spring. It’s so simple, I don’t know why we didn’t think of this before. Don’t you feel great in the fall when you get that extra hour of shut-eye in the mornings after we shift to standard time? You can sleep in. You can luxuriate in the soothing embrace of a warm tub – or a warm hug. Or, in our busy household, you can actually get the kids dressed, lunches packed and everyone off to school and work on time for a change. So, all we need to do every spring is follow the same example. If we need to make the clocks read one hour later for daylight-saving time, why not do it the painless way, as we do in the fall: by setting our clocks back – for 23 hours! In other words, “Fall back, spring way back!” Imagine the benefits! At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, we’d set the clock back 23 hours to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 10. We’d get to sleep in not only Sunday the 11th, but also Saturday, March 10 – twice. Best of all, our bodies would have an extra day to adjust before having to get up “early” for the office. And for those poor souls who have to work on Saturday or Sunday, the extra weekend day would mean an extra day of time-and-a-half overtime – surely a help for that tight home budget, hmmm? HARD to get up this morning, isn’t it? Who set the alarm for 5:30, anyway? Because it is 5:30, no matter what they tell us. And we really deserve another hour of sleep! We go through this every year. “Spring forward, fall back.” Only it feels like the opposite – I spring out of bed in the fall when I get a wonderful extra hour of morning snoozing, and a fall back into bed in the spring when the alarm clock shatters my dreams at “oh-dark-thirty.” Studies have shown that there are more accidents the first Monday after the time change. Not surprising, considering that our biological clocks are really set for a 25-hour day. We sleep in on Saturdays and Sundays, and by Monday morning our bodies are clamoring for a 10 a.m. wake-up call, not ouch – 6:30. Now we’re adding insult to injury by asking ourselves to get out of bed even earlier than normal just because the calendar demands a return to daylight-saving time. And this year, thanks to a change in federal law, the dreaded event comes a full three weeks earlier than in years past. But, wait a minute, you ask. If we go back 23 hours, wouldn’t that put us behind the rest of the world? Ah, good point, I stammer, let me think a minute. Of course! We’d have to catch up, and the best way to do that is to skip Monday, March 12, altogether. By Tuesday, we’d be back with the rest of the world and nobody would miss having a Blue Monday, right? OK, OK. It is getting a bit complicated. Maybe the best answer is simply to come out and yawn, “We need a day off after the clocks change!” The first Monday after we go to daylight-saving time should be designated Daylight Saving Day and declared a national holiday, with everything closed except shopping malls. The result: a stronger economy, happier workers, fewer accidents, fewer conflicts, world peace. Congress, it’s your call. So, drag yourself out of bed and start making those phone calls to your representatives in Washington. (Just remember that peak phone rates start an hour earlier this morning.) If we all work together, this may be the last year we’ll have to suffer with daylight-saving whine. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, M.D., is director of the Klotz Student Health Center at California State University, Northridge.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Andros Townsend netted an excellent free-kick to send Newcastle out of the bottom three 4 4 Newcastle 1-0 Crystal PalaceAndros Townsend’s second-half free-kick was enough for Newcastle to move out of the bottom three, with Karl Darlow also helping his team to three vital points.The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper saved a penalty from ex-Magpie Yohan Cabaye, as the hosts fought hard for a much-needed victory.Newcastle had the better of the game, managing more attempts on goal than a Palace side who looked far from their best – not for the first time in 2016.However, it was not until the second period that they took the lead, when Townsend’s long-range free-kick flew past a flailing Wayne Hennessey at his far post.The keeper could do little, and he was further shown up by his opposite number Darlow, when the latter saved a penalty.Moussa Sissoko appeared to handle in the area, with Cabaye stepping up to take the spot-kick. However, the Frenchman’s attempt was not far enough in the corner, and Darlow did well to push the shot wide.Rafa Benitez has brought a renewed defensive structure to the Tyneside club, and they never really looked likely to concede in the final stages, as Ayoze Perez, Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey all messed up chances to double the lead as the game drew to a close.Stoke City 1-1 SunderlandJermain Defoe converted a late penalty to resuce a point at the Britannia Stadium, after Marko Arnautovic had taken the lead for the hosts.Mark Hughes made a whole host of changes as he looked to halt Stoke’s recent poor run of form, and they put in a performance which was much improved over recent weeks.Arnautovic grabbed the opening goal just after half-time, bullying Lamine Kone off the ball and firing past Vito Mannone.Giannelli Imbula had the chance to double the lead, breaking down the middle of the pitch, but his attempt from the edge of the box curled just wide of the left post.The missed chance came back to haunt Stoke, who let their lead slip moments before the final whistle.Defoe looked to turn Geoff Cameron just inside the box, and the USA international only managed to clumsily bring the striker down.There were no doubts it was a penalty, and Defoe, after taking an age to set himself up, converted the spotkick to pull the Black Cats level.The draw leaves Sunderland in the bottom three, one point behind the victorious Newcastle with a game in hand over their local rivals. 4 4 Everton 2-1 BournemouthEverton edged a close encounter against Bournemouth, thanks to Leighton Baines’ winning goal midway through the second half.The left-back smashed an Aaron Lennon cut-back into the roof of the net, sealing three points to ease the pressure on Roberto Martinez.The Toffees took an early lead, Tom Cleverley breaking the dealock inside the opening minutes. Receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the midfielder knocked it onto his left foot, and he drove a low shot past Artur Boruc.Bournemouth were not downhearted, and they got back on level terms moments later.Marc Pugh converted from close range after being presented the ball from some shocking defending by the hosts.Callum Wilson broke into the box from the right wing, and his cut back found it’s way to Pugh, who finished into the back of the net.It was an open game, but neither team could grab the lead, despite both teams racking up a number of shots.The second half continued in the same manner, but Everton showed their dominance as the period drew on.And they grabbed a deserved second goal, Baines finishing Lennon’s cut-back to take the lead, which they held onto for the remainder of the game. Watford 3-2 Aston VillaTroy Deeney bagged two injury time goals for Watford to secure a 3-2 win over Aston Villa at Vicarage Road.The Birmingham fan hit as the game drew to a close, papering over the cracks of a poor performance from the Hornets.Watford started strong, racking up a number of corners in the early stages, although they rarely posed a real threat to Mark Bunn in the Villa goal.Continued misses allowed Villa to grow into the game, and it was the already-relegated side who took the lead just before the half-hour mark.Ashley Westwood curled a corner in from the left, and Ciaran Clark was there to head low past Heurelho Gomes, courtesy of some poor defending from the hosts.Watford were being outplayed by Villa after the goal, and Jordan Ayew struck the post with a header as they looked for a second.However, Abdi curled a free-kick into the back of the net on the brink of injury time, pulling the scores level.The goal should have brought renewed vigour to Watford, but Villa retook the lead minutes into the second half.Ayew played a one-two with Rudy Gestede, and breaking through the centre of the pitch, he hit a low shot past Gomes which nestled in the back of the net.Watford layed siege to the Villa goal for much of the second period, aided by the arrival of Steven Berghuis after 57 minutes.The Dutch winger was a constant menace to the visitor’s defence, and he curled a cross from the right wing which Deeney headed in to the back of the net to draw level as the game moved into injury time.However, the action was not over, and Deeney bagged his second – and the winner – after an Ighalo knockdown two minutes later, resigning Villa to another defeat.West Brom 0-3 West HamMark Noble scored twice for a dominant West Ham side, who cruised to victory over a West Brom team who offered little threat.Despite some early pressure from the hosts, with Craig Gardner having an attempted cleared off the line in the opening stages, it was the Hammers who took the lead.Diafra Sakho came close to converting a cross from the left, the ball just out of reach of his sliding foot, but the wings were a frequent attacking option for the Hammers, and the opening goal came from the right side of the pitch.Winston Reid won the ball in midfield, and he played it out to Dimitri Payet on the right wing. The Frenchman dribbled into the box, crossing to the far post for Kouyate to powerfully head past Ben Foster.Slaven Bilic’s team did not let up, and Kouyate turned provider on the cusp of half-time, setting up Noble to poke the ball into the bottom corner, placing the Hammers fully in control.Salomon Rondon had a rare chance for the Baggies in the second half which went for a corner, but the visitors were dominating play.It was Noble who rounded off the victory with 10 minutes remaining, with Payet once again playing a key part in the attacking move.He dribbled through the centre of the pitch, beating two West Brom men with ease, before playing the ball out to Andy Carroll. The powerful striker chipped a pass into the centre of the box, and the in-form midfielder smashed the ball into the roof of the net from close range, sealing a well deserved win for the Hammers.
Gianfranco Zola has admitted his regret over his short reign as manager of Birmingham City.The Chelsea legend was appointed Blues boss in December 2016, taking over from Gary Rowett, but he lasted just four months in the job before resigning in April.Zola endured a tough ride in charge at St Andrews – recording just two wins from 24 games.The miserable slump of results saw the Blues slide mercilessly down the table from seventh place to just three points above the relegation zone, although Harry Redknapp came in and guided the side to two wins from their last three games of the season to guarantee their safety.Zola joined talkSPORT on Tuesday morning to reflect on his stint at the club, and the Italian said he will take some time out to get over his disappointment before he considers a return to the dugout.Asked if he’s eyeing a return to management soon, he replied: “I don’t know…the last experience was very hard, it affected me a lot.“I went into that job with a lot of passion, with a lot of enthusiasm and obviously the way things went, it was very hard to take.“I went into a difficult situation. I was asked to change a few things, actually I was asked to change a lot of things, but unfortunately for me not everybody wanted things to change, and that wasn’t easy.“It is what it is sometimes. Football is difficult and you have to face the reality. I think in this case I have to take the responsibly that I should have faced the reality a little bit earlier than I did.“Now, I think I will take a little bit of time off to reconsider a lot of things and then I will see if I can face another challenge with the same freshness and with more ideas.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Gianfranco Zola IN FULL above…
1 IN DEMAND Ben Arfa’s most successful period in his career came as a Newcastle player Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Ben Arfa has not played a competitive game since the latter stages of the 2016-17 season.Once of Newcastle, Ben Arfa joined PSG in 2016 after an impressive season at Ligue 1 rivals Nice. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED targets Hatem Ben Arfa has signed for Ligue 1 side Rennes on a one-year contract.The former France international, who was linked with a move to West Ham this summer, has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. moving on REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
Glennie earned first-team honors for the third time in her outstanding career. She has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as an English and law, politics, & society major. In the fall, Glennie was a 2017 Rhodes Scholar finalist. Last week, the senior from Clearwater, Fla. finished tied for 18th place at the MVC Championship to earn her third consecutive top-18 flag honor. She finished her stellar career with a 76.5 round average over 106 career rounds. The criteria for the MVC scholar-athlete team parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for academic Academic All-America® program. Nominees must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), while the student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institutions and must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team’s rounds or played at the MVC Championship. Print Friendly Version Jonsdottir, who is a sophomore from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, earned scholar-athlete honorable mention recognition as she owns a 4.0 GPA as a mathematics and computer science major. She finished tied for 23rd at last week’s MVC Championship. Jonsdottir ended the season with an 80.5 round average over 23 rounds and carded seven rounds under 80. ST. LOUIS – Drake University’s Madison Glennie and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team, announced by the league on Wednesday, April 25.
Killybegs Credit Union, which serves all of South West Donegal, is in a very healthy condition with receipts for the past year in excess of €8.5m.KillybegsThe body’s income is running more than half a million euro ahead of expenditure for the 12 months, and reserves comfortably in excess of Central Bank requirements.This was stated at the 45th annual general meeting of the organisation in the Bay View Hotel which was attended by more than 80 members. Killybegs Credit Union serves the area south the Gweebarra and west of Inver bridge, including the communities of Glenties, Ardara, Glencolmcille, Carrick, Kilcar, Bruckless, Dunkineely and, of course, Killybegs.Outgoing chairman, Mr Colm Cunningham, emphasised to the AGM the importance of new legislation and the changed relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland.But he stressed that Killybegs Credit Union had no reason to be anxious about the changes as it more than met all requirements. He thanked the members, his fellow directors and the staff and volunteers for their help and support during his time as chairman.The following were elected to serve for the coming year: Anne Marie Burke, Alan Darnell, Colm Cunningham, John Mc Swiggan, Conor Conaghan, Marian Mc Guinness, and Colin Mabon. KILLYBEGS CREDIT UNION POST HEALTHY RECEIPTS OF €8.5MILLION was last modified: February 12th, 2014 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:Killybegs Credit Union
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceHere is how the 49ers (5-0) graded in Sunday’s 20-7 win at the Los Angeles Rams (3-3):PASS OFFENSE: B-George Kittle (103 yards) didn’t let Friday’s groin injury stop him from exacting revenge on the Rams for their 2017-18 reign. All but one of his seven receptions came in the first half. Jimmy Garoppolo (24-of-33, 243 yards) had one especially bad pass (end-zone interception) and one lost fumble (a habit he …