WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments MOST READ Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ VIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues”— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Furthermore, the Duke product also paid homage to the Cavs by regarding them as ”unbelievable human beings.”Irving and his new team will face off against the Cavaliers on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA season on Oct. 17.  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal The specifics of Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics’ blockbuster trade involving franchise players Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas were finally finalized on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big tradeSince news of Irving’s displeasure with the Cavs erupted last July, the 25-year-old point guard has remained mum about his desire to play for another NBA franchise. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay In a Twitter clip uploaded by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, a clean-shaven Irving spoke about the intricacies behind his request and even acknowledged his former team and fans in a candid manner.“It’s hard to make videos like this because you understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” the four-time NBA All-Star said.“When you get to that point, and you understand that the best intentions for you, and ultimately to being your truth, and find out what you really wanna do in your life and how you want to accomplish it, that moment comes and you take full advantage of it,” he explained.He also confirmed earlier reports about wanting to “be the main man” in order to maximize his potential.“There are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and wanting to be somewhere where you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you, maximizing your potential as a human being and as a player perfecting their craft. I put a lot of hours in, and a lot of work into just trying to accomplish things that I have dreamt of as a kid.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Asian Games venues ‘95% ready’ but potential pitfalls remain

first_img“We did not only think about security of the athletes, but we are also preparing safety measures for all aspects related to the games… of course the main priority is security.”Police say they have been rounding up terror suspects and petty street criminals in a pre-Games crackdown — and even fatally shooting some who resisted arrest.Many Jakartans seem unaware that their city is hosting a major event though, with the promotion of the Games noticeably lacking.“What is it (the Asian Games)? I’m not too sure,” said Jakarta-based entrepreneur Widi Astari.Some who do know about the Games have complained about ticket prices, which range from about 50,000-300,000 rupiah ($3.5-$21) in a country where many live on a few dollars a day.“I think it will be great if the organizer provides tickets for the middle-lower class spectators because I think everybody wants to watch,” said Ari Fajar.About one quarter of the 40,000 tickets available for the opening ceremonies — the cheapest are 750,000 rupiah — were snapped up in first week of sale on June 30.While the Games may not be picture perfect, Jakartan Nia is betting that her country won’t embarrass itself.“At least the outside world will know Indonesia has tried its best,” she said. MOST READ This picture taken on July 12, 2018 shows people exercising in front of the Senayan sports complex in Jakarta.Asian Games venues will be ready before Indonesia hosts the showpiece event in a month, organizers say, but the threat of terror attacks and endless traffic jams still looms over the regional Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY / TO GO WITH Indonesia-Asiad2018,FOCUS by Kiki SIREGARAsian Games venues will be ready before Indonesia hosts the showpiece event in a month, organizers say, but the threat of terror attacks and endless traffic jams still looms over the regional olympics.An army of laborers has been toiling around the clock to finish building work, widen roads and plant trees in a breakneck bid to beautify Jakarta, a teeming metropolis that many visitors find tough to love.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anthony Joshua can’t escape talk of Deontay Wilder 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The worst-case scenario remains New Delhi’s 2010 Commonwealth Games, where problems ranged from filthy conditions at the athletes’ village to collapsing infrastructure.Indonesia had problems with the 2011 Southeast Asian Games following corruption scandals and a deadly stampede at the football final.But the biggest headache at the Asian Games may be getting athletes to venues on time.Jakarta has some of the world’s worst traffic, forcing organizers to come up with drastic solutions.Athletes and officials will travel on dedicated road lanes while Jakarta has put an odd-even license plate system in place to limit congestion.Schools will also be closed to take the daily commute of millions of pupils out of the equation.Security fearsSecurity is another concern with the Games coming just a few months after terror attacks in Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya killed a dozen people and reignited concerns about Islamist militants.Some 100,000 security staff will be deployed in Jakarta, Palembang and West Java, where several events are taking place.“All safety elements are already in place,” said national deputy police chief Syafruddin, who goes by one name. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES “I think all the venues, from what I see… 95 percent should be finished by end of July,” chief organizer Erick Thohir, a media tycoon who is chairman of football club Inter Milan, said last week.Epic traffic jamsIndonesia started with less time than most countries. It agreed to host the Games when Vietnam pulled out, citing concerns over preparations and the heavy financial burden.And then Jakarta moved the Games forward by a year to 2018 to avoid a clash with national elections.But organizers insist it won’t be a repeat of the 2004 Athens Olympics when the main stadium was completed just weeks before the opening ceremony, or Brazil’s 2014 World Cup which went ahead in unfinished venues.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The athletes’ village looks ready, but some competitors may need nose pegs — it backs out onto a toxic, foul-smelling river.Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra are set to host about 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the August 18 to September 2 Games, the world’s biggest multi-sport event behind the Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Apart from a still-unfinished squash complex, most venues appear nearly done.The Gelora Bung Karno main stadium, used when Indonesia last hosted the Games in 1962, has undergone a major renovation for the 30 trillion rupiah ($2 billion) event. 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Miller intends to pay plaintiffs $20,000 monthly

first_imgAfter multimillion-dollar judgement…attorney rejects proposal, to examine respondent’s assetsBy Shemuel FanfairSeveral weeks after four farmers from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) were awarded almost $10 million in judgement and court costs by High Court Judge Gino Persaud, the miller, Andre Poonai, who is the respondent in the case, has stated his intention to pay the farmers instalments of $20,000 per month. This was however on Tuesday rejected by Attorney for the plaintiffs, Manoj Narayan, who will attempt to examine the assets of the miller next month.From left: Rice farmers Tularam Ramkissioon, Yogeshwar Jaichand, Ishwar Lall and Chetram Surujpaul at the High CourtThe four farmers – Tularam Ramkissioon, Ishwar Lall and Yogeshwar Jaichand from Wakenaam Island and Chetram Surujpaul – sued Poonai, the proprietor of rice giant Golden Grains Investments for millions in outstanding payments and costs on October 9, 2017. Justice Persaud heard the four applications and granted the judgement on November 16, 2017. The Judge ordered that the sums be paid together with an interest rate of six per cent per annum from October 9, 2017 to December 16, 2017 and an interest rate at 45 per cent after the December date.In court documents seen by Guyana Times, Ramkissioon was awarded $2,219,900 in judgement by the court while Surujpal was awarded $3,899,568. Additionally, Jaichand stated that he was awarded $2,700,000 while Lall said he was awarded $487,713. Each farmer was also awarded $50,000 in court costs.However, the farmers through their Attorney, Narayan, were forced to file judgement summons proceedings as Poonai defaulted on paying the farmers the judgement awarded by the court. The judgement summonses were heard and then granted by Justice Franklin Holder on January 15, 2018. That Judge heard the matter on Tuesday. Speaking after the court proceedings on Tuesday, Narayan indicated that garnering information on the Golden Grains Investments miller’s assets has been difficult.Chetram Surujpaul holds the bounced cheque issued to him“We had first attempted to do levy proceedings against Andre Poonai but we couldn’t locate any assets in the name of Andre Poonai so we have been forced under oath to examine him in the witness box as to the means that he has to pay the judgement sum,” the Attorney explained.His clients have rejected Poonai’s intention to only pay them instalments of $20,000, saying that it will take several years for them to be paid off.“This is totally unacceptable, so we will proceed and if we get evidence to establish to the court that he can afford to pay more, the court may at that stage order imprisonment for contempt of court,” he explained.Guyana Times understands that it took several weeks for the farmers to locate Poonai to serve the judgement summons and this was done only recently after investigations to track him down were successful. It was in his affidavit in response to the said summons that the miller outlined his case to the court. Poonai of Kitty, Georgetown, highlighted that he is the subject of a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) investigations of which he claims his innocent.He explained that rice from Georgetown was being exported to Belgium and that CANU said cocaine was allegedly found in five containers packed with rice. He noted that the rice was confiscated by CANU. He also claimed that the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) prevented him from obtaining an export licence since he is under investigation, adding that he expended all of his savings to pay other farmers. He further noted that he does not own land or vehicles. Poonai, speaking briefly to this newspaper after the court appearance, denied accusations of fraud levelled by the farmers, noting that they were “being paid consistently right through”.The case continues before Justice Holder on April 9 when Poonai will take the stand.Golden Grains Investments, based out of Dubai, is one successor to the Alesie Rice Group after that company announced that it pulled out from local operations last year. The company had however informed farmers last year that it was encountering financial difficulties and was unable to make the payments.last_img read more

Bear attack in Northern Alberta on the weekend

first_imgTwo men are recovering after what appears to be a grizzly bear attack this weekend in Grande Cache. iNews 880 is reporting that Dave Ealey, who speaks for Alberta Sustainable Resources, says two men were walking through the bush north of the town when they were attacked. He says the victims believe it was a grizzly bear attack, even though Sustainable Resources staff have not confirmed that. – Advertisement -According to the website,, the two men got between a sow and her cubs. However, both men were able to get out of the bush to get medical treatment. The two unidentified males suffered non-life threatening injuries.last_img read more

New Sheriffs deployed across the Province including in Fort St. John

first_imgThe new recruits will serve B.C. courthouses in Prince George, Fort St. John, Quesnel, Kamloops, Terrace, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, Vernon and Cranbrook. One additional recruit will be based out of New Westminster and will serve several courthouses in the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver Law Courts, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Port Coquitlam.Graduates are specifically trained to uphold the security of courthouses and the safety of court users, and have completed an intensive 16-week Sheriff Recruit Training program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster. The program included both in-class and field training at courthouses.The primary responsibilities of sheriffs include:Providing prisoner escorts between courthouses, correctional centres and police lock-up facilities.Courthouse and courtroom security, including the management of courthouse lock-up facilities.Jury management.Providing protection services to government as well as threat assessment to ministries.The new recruits join an existing complement of approximately 495 sheriffs serving throughout the province.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Mane man: Southampton land Senegal star

first_img1 Southampton have continued their summer rebuild by signing Sadio Mane.The Red Bull Salzburg forward, 22, moves to St Mary’s in a deal worth a reported £11.8million.And Ronald Koeman is delighted to have secured his services: “Right from the first meeting I had with Les Reed, when it was clear that we would have to change a lot, Sadio was on our list of potential players.“I know the player because last season Ajax Amsterdam played against Red Bull Salzburg in Europe, and I saw him playing and I was impressed with his qualities and with the physicality that he showed.“He can play in different positions in the attack – he can play on the left or right side and also as a number nine. It is incredible how many goals he has scored from his position, and I hope that he will do the same for us.“With the way that we play and the fact that I know him very well, this is a good step forward for him.” Sadio Mane last_img read more


first_imgTHE Donegal Post – part of the Letterkenny-based River Media newspaper group – has been withdrawn from an industry watchdog which monitors the circulation figures of newspapers.The paper, which circulates in parts of the south of the county, is published on Wednesdays.River Media have not made any comment on the move which comes after rapidly deteriorating sales at the struggling title. It means the company cannot provide potential advertisers with an independently audited circulation figure provided by ABC – the Audit Bureau of Circulation.Latest ABC figures showed the Donegal Democrat Thursday edition figures down 6.6% year-on-year while the Tuesday Democrat/Peoples Press was down -4.5%.The Derry People/Donegal News Friday edition was down 0-2% year-on-year. The Monday paper has added an extra 150 copies in the same period.The Derry Journal Friday edition was down -1.9% on the year while the Tuesday edition was down -3.8%. The Derry-based titles are amongst the best performing in Ireland. River Media does have its Inish Times publication audited. It was down -2.4%. The company does not audit the freesheet Letterkenny Post.endsRIVER MEDIA TITLE WITHDRAWS FROM INDEPENDENT AUDIT was last modified: March 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Derry PeopleDonegal DemocratDonegal NewsDonegal PostInish TimesLetterkenny PostRiver Medialast_img read more


first_imgDonegal has been voted one of the best places to live in Ireland.The county earned a joint first place ranking with Co. Louth in a list compiled by scored a 4/5 ranking for Quality of Life, earning the title of #2 Most Liked County in Ireland. Rating website gathered fewer than 10,000 ratings for more than 2,500 places in Ireland.  Eight towns in Donegal were placed on the Best Places in Ireland list.Ardara earned a 18th place slot with a Quality of Life rating of 4.2/5. Other placed Donegal towns are Buncrana (#32), Gweedore (#34), Moville (#39), Letterkenny (#75), Glenties (#76), Donegal Town (#88) and Raphoe (#131).Visitors and residents of the county can also rate towns.Ardara received glowing reviews. One commenter said, “Wished I could live in Ardara, great place and people.” Another visitor’s comment reads: “My first visit to this lovely village this summer. Beautiful beaches and mountains nearby. Friendly people, lots to see and do. I shall come back again.”Thousands of people voted for Donegal on a list of questions including cost of living, local services, schools, environment, law and order and sense of community.JUST WHAT WE THOUGHT – DONEGAL IS A TOP PLACE TO LIVE! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Best Place To LiveCountydonegallikeplace.ielast_img read more


first_imgThe 2010 yearbook can be bought in any of the local shops or from Barry McDaid. The club have started up an indoor winter underage program for all underage members which is taking place in the hall at the clubhouse, details are available on facebook on the Glenswilly GAA page, or by contacting either Paddy McGinty on 086 0233640 or Eddie Crawford on 086 8167305. Also if anyone has intentions of doing a coaching course this year could they please contact Barry McDaid or Paddy McGinty. U16 and U18 training is on this Sunday at 10.30 sharp at the pitch. The lotto numbers for this week were  4,8,11,24  and the match 3 winner was Danny McDaid, Newmills. Next week’s jackpot is €1,460. Sellers this week are Colin Kelly and Neil Gallagher.The underage presentation that was cancelled over Christmas will be on in the hall on Friday the 28th at 6.30pm. If anyone is interested in managing or helping with a U12 or U14 girls team could they please contact a committee member. The  AGM will be reconvened on the 7th February at 7.45. The February monthly meeting will be at 8pm afterwards. A registration night will be held on Friday 21st January from 7-9pm for both seniors and underage, new members are welcome. Underage costs €15 and Adult is €25 or €60 which includes weekly inclusion in the lotto for the year. Could anyone who has underage or senior footballs/gear etc please return it to Paddy McGinty or Edward Crawford asap or else bring it on registeration night.center_img The 3rd team training will start in the hall at 7.30pm on wednesday 24th January, anyone wishing to play to attend, new players are welcome. There will be a 25 Card Drive on in the clubhouse on 11th February @7.30pm. Tickets are available from Hughie Canning on 087 6224999, all are welcome. There is going to be dancing organised for monday nights at 8.15pm to 10pm. It is an enjoyable exercise and something different so all people are welcome members or not, price is €5 per night. Anyone interested in taking part in Scor this year there is a meeting at the clubhouse this friday the 21st @ 8pm. Anyone who is interested in attending the Ulster Council Coaching & Games Development Conference in Cookstown on January 29th, could they please contact Paddy McGinty (0879210846) or Barry Molloy (0871265550) by Friday 7th with their name as places are limited.EndsGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 18th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD has not ruled out a state inquiry into abuse in Raphoe.She has “acknowledged” the work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church and the publication of the reports on safeguarding practices in six Catholic dioceses.In July 2011, following publication of the Cloyne Report, Minister Fitzgerald called on the Church and its National Board for Safeguarding Children to publish all diocesan reviews. Today’s reports represent the first six such reports. The Minister stated: “I intend to have the reports reviewed by the HSE. I will also meet shortly with Mr. Ian Elliott, CEO of the National Safeguarding Board, and the HSE’s National Director, Gordon Jeyes, to discuss the review findings.“A close working relationship has been developed over recent months between Mr. Jeyes and Mr. Elliott, which followed from my request for greater collaboration on foot of the Cloyne Report.  The purpose of this engagement is to ensure that the Church has in place the necessary structures and practices to safeguard children, and that it is operating in accordance with the provisions of the Children First National Guidance.”The Minister welcomed what she described as “evidence of a new and more transparent approach by the Church to the issue of child protection”. Minister Fitzgerald stated: “I am pleased that the Bishops have published these reports.“I consider that the publication of these reviews represents an important first step in developing a national assessment of child protection practices across the Catholic Church. It therefore sets a welcome precedent. I would expect that all subsequent reports will be published by the Church into each of the remaining dioceses. “I welcome the fact that the reports demonstrate evidence of a marked improvement in two key areas of safeguarding practice, firstly that the reporting of allegations to the statutory authorities now occurs promptly and comprehensively, according to the assessment of the National Board, and secondly that the need to create and maintain a safe environment for children is accepted and implemented by each diocese examined.”“The reports published shed further light on poor historic practices within the Catholic Church. The reports collectively indicate that across the six dioceses over 160 allegations of abuse were made to the statutory authorities in respect of 85 priests. The allegations resulted in 8 convictions.”“The publication of the six reports, while to be welcomed, does not provide a national assessment of current safeguarding practice across the Catholic Church. In addition to the work of the National Board I am also awaiting the completion of a national audit of each diocese which is being conducted by the HSE under Gordon Jeyes. The HSE is also conducting an audit of practice in each religious order. We need to await the findings of this work before we can say with confidence that children are fully protected and that the lessons of the past have been learned and acted on. I also await the reports of the other dioceses.”“The Government announced a series of initiatives following the publication of the Cloyne Report. These include legislative provisions designed to better safeguard children, including putting Children First on a statutory footing and the enactment of the Criminal Justice (Withholding Information) Bill. I am working closely with the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD on progressing these measures which are seen as a high priority for Government.”Minister Fitzgerald concluded: “The publication of the reports today will serve as a painful reminder for the many victims of past child abuse. It is they who will judge this response by the Catholic Church to past failings. It is important to restate the importance of reporting all incidences of abuse and I would urge victims not to suffer in silence, but to come forward to the Gardai or the HSE. I would also encourage victims to avail of the HSE’s National Counselling Service which is operating a special phone line on freephone 1800 303 529. “These reports should not be portrayed as rendering clerical child sex abuse as an historic, rather than an ongoing issue. That would be easy to assume. Dangerously easy. The fact is that it can take ten, twenty or more years for survivors to unearth and face deeply buried memories, so we must not assume we are free of this plague and that it belonged to one period of church history only.”CHILDREN’S MINISTER WILL ‘CONSIDER’ INVESTIGATIONS was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more