January 19

Benilde outlasts Arellano in shootout for NCAA football title

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Benilde head coach Marlon Maro, who owns two of the school’s four titles, said it was his players who delivered the championship and not him.“The players deserve this championship,” said Maro.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 folkMiguel Artillera gave Benilde the 1-0 lead at the 38th minute but Corsame, a member of the under-23 team, equalized just three minutes later.After falling 2-1 in the shootout, the Blazers then relied on Renz Tulayba and Dean Embarle for their second and third penalties. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense College of St. Benilde worked its magic in the clutch and won 3-2 in penalties over Arellano University to claim the NCAA Season 93 men’s football title Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Pitch.Blazers goalie Jake Vicen denied Robert Corsame Jr.’s attempt from the spot and sealed Benilde’s Game 3 win and its first championship in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kelly brothers look to bounce back in ONE Manila card Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

January 14

Justice Wolokollie Urges Women to Keep “Integrity”

first_imgOne of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Cllr Jamesetta Wolokollie is urging women across the country to help maintain integrity in the face of many challenges they encounter in achieving their objectives.“We understand the many challenges but we need to be able to maintain integrity by paying back our micro-loans to give us integrity and opportunity to get another micro loan. We must keep and maintain our honesty at all times to enable others to benefit from these micro-loans.”According to her, “If women want to live in peace and also want to develop society, they cannot sit and depend on men to do everything but also make a contribution to the process. Everyone has a God-given gift as a potential for moving forward and so women have that potential in them.”Justice Wolokollie said many of the things that happened in Liberia were due to low participation of women in development and decision making in Liberia, including the governance of the country.Madam Wolokollie explained that taking the loans and not paying back would discourage lenders and hamper those who repay their loans from having access to more loans, which many women are using to educate their children and provide other needs in their homes.She disclosed the genesis of her upbringing which was filled with many difficulties and challenges in school but gave God the glory and said the issues of making decisions and planning to become someone in society must be prioritized over those challenges.Justice Wolokollie also encouraged women who are involved in using microfinanceto use it in the best possible ways to educate their children and provide opportunities that promote better living conditions.She made the remarks over the weekend when she served as the chief launcher of the Actions for Community Matters (ACOMA) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The founder and CEO of ACOMA, Mrs. Emily Guegbeh Peal, said ACOMA is intended to positively impact and promote poor and marginalized communities with a holistic approach to the creation of wealth to enhance the development of Liberia.Mrs. Peal explained that ACOMA is also involved in promoting peace in strong and resilient communities, adding that the women are the key to the development of these communities and their growth.Highlighting ACOMA initiatives, Mrs. Peal said the organization is concerned with several programs, including micro credits, education health, peace and environment initiatives and security, which are all vital to the development of Liberia.She acknowledged that the Ebola virus has devastated the country, denying parents from going to work and even preventing some of the organization’s women from fully engaging in their regular businesses.She disclosed that ACOMA will undertake membership campaigns and fundraising that will go toward educating the children of its members.“I have worked diligently over the years to create such programs, which include micro credits, adult literacy, scholarships for needy students and support for the disabled in our country.”Mr. Dew T. Mayson expressed gratitude to ACOMA for the level of support it continues to provide for women and community and urged the women to focus on maintaining the small businesses which, he said, often give rise to bigger ventures.According to him, microfinance is an important component of the development of Liberia and women must be given the opportunity as it serves as a gateway to bigger businesses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 12

Fort St. John man arrested in Nation wide Child Pornography Bust

first_imgFor more on this story Click HereAbout a dozen people have been arrested in B-C as part of a cross-country bust involving an Internet-based child sex abuse ring.The R-C-M-P in Vancouver have released local details of the operation unveiled earlier today in Ottawa.- Advertisement -They confirm Mounties and police forces from across Metro Vancouver, southern Vancouver Island, Fort St. John, Quesnel and Prince George took part in the B-C arrests.More than 100 criminal charges have been laid across the country, ranging from sexual assault and sexual interference to making and distributing child pornographylast_img read more

January 12

Godsmack coming to the EnCana Events Centre

first_imgGodsmack will be heading to the EnCana Events Centre this September.The EnCana Events Centre made the announcement Friday morning that the heavy metal band will be in Dawson Creek Saturday September 3. Tickets will go on sale Friday July 15 at 10 a.m.Tickets will cost $55.76 and $45.68 and will be available Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), or www.dawsonco-optickets.com.- Advertisement -Godsmack is an American heavy metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. Since its formation, Godsmack has released five studio albums, one EP, four DVDs, and one greatest hits collection.The band has had three consecutive number one albums (Faceless, IV, and The Oracle) on the Billboard 200. The band also has parked a ratified 19 top ten rock radio hits, including 15 songs in the Top Five, a record number of top ten singles by a rock artist.If you are a fan of Energeticcity.ca on Facebook, we’ll give you the chance to buy tickets before anyone else.  Just watch the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/energeticcity for all the details. Advertisementlast_img read more

January 10

Zidane sidesteps talk of Neymar Real move

first_imgIt’s “normal that people talk,” he added, “but I am not going there, because we are focusing on the season and the rest we will talk about later.”Zidane’s squad take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26, looking to win the trophy for a third year in a row.Pushed about whether Neymar would fit in to the Real setup and would be compatible with Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane said, “the good ones are always compatible (with each other.”Real President Florentino Pérez has made no secret of his desire to recruit Neymar, sparking daily rumours of transfer moves for the Brazilian star who played for Spanish rivals Barcelona from 2013-2017 before moving to French champions PSG.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar would be compatible Real coach Zinedine Zidane says © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 11 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Friday sidestepped talk of a bid for the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar.“I dont know, I don’t think so. What we are thinking about at the moment is the Champions League final,” Zidane told a press conference when asked about a possible move for the Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star.last_img read more

December 28

Ruling may put halt to capital punishment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant That left the state no choice but to try a much lengthier and untried procedure the judge had suggested as an option – to kill Morales by injecting him with an overdose of the powerful barbiturate sodium pentothal that’s normally used as a sedative in executions prior to the injection of two paralyzing and heart-stopping chemicals. The usual procedure calls for the three chemicals to be injected intravenously by unseen technicians outside the death chamber, through pumps attached to needles that have been inserted into the prisoners’ arms by guards or other prison staffers. But Judge Foley ruled that the single-drug procedure he ordered would require a doctor or other licensed medical technician to be in the death chamber to inject the poison and monitor its effect directly, in front of dozens of witnesses. State prison officials said they could not find any qualified person willing to do that, at least not in the few hours between the anesthesiologists’ withdrawing and expiration of the warrant for executing Morales. There’s good reason – or should be – for the state’s failure to recruit the accomplices required for California and other states to kill. It should make no sense to even the most fervent supporters of capital punishment that doctors and others whose sworn duty is to heal people should help carry out death sentences. The Hippocratic Oath doctors take on becoming physicians pledges them to “first of all, do no harm.” Even clearer is the American Medical Association’s policy. It holds unequivocally that “a physician, as a member of a profession dedicated to preserving life even when there’s no hope of doing so, should not be a participant in a legally authorized execution.” AT last there’s real hope for ridding the United States of the barbaric practice of capital punishment. It’s actually a possibility, thanks to two California doctors who refused to take part in a recently scheduled execution at San Quentin Prison. The doctors – anesthesiologists – had been assigned to certify that the state’s killing of rapist-murderer Michael Morales on Tuesday did not violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, as Morales’ attorneys claimed it would. The doctors had agreed to monitor the procedure to make certain Morales remained unconscious after being injected with lethal chemicals – the method of execution in most states. But the anesthesiologists pulled out after U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose ruled they would have to intervene personally to help further sedate Morales or “otherwise alleviate the painful effects” of the drugs if they determined he was conscious. “Any such intervention would clearly be medically unethical,” the two unidentified doctors declared in a written statement. The AMA says that means doctors should not help sedate the condemned, and not even act as monitors or give technical advice. Those are jobs “for an executioner, not a physician,” says President Michael Sexton of the AMA’s California affiliate. The state may yet put Michael Morales to death, but not before May, when Judge Fogel will hold hearings to decide whether to order procedural changes to better protect Morales and the 644 others on San Quentin’s Death Row from unnecessary pain, or to declare their planned executions unconstitutional. As it has for more than a decade, the AMA meanwhile will be seeking state laws in California and elsewhere that would prohibit doctors from taking part in executions, on grounds that their participation violates “state, national and international codes of medical ethics.” Laws would help. But if doctors and others in the medical profession nationwide would join the two California anesthesiologists who recognized the most important of their professional obligations, we could indeed be rid of capital punishment, that senseless, brutalizing act of revenge and retribution that demeans us all. Dick Meister is a San Francisco writer. Contact him through his Web site, www.dickmeister.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 28


first_imgA JUDGE has turned down an attempt by a major bank to re-possess a Co Donegal home – for at least a year.Judge John O’Hagan made the ruling at Letterkenny Circuit Court in a case involving an owner fighting a battle against illness and a tenant who wanted to stay in the home.The Bank of Ireland applied for the repossession order to be granted, a barrister telling the  judge that the owner had failed to make payments and had refused to engage with the financial institution. She said the bank had made numerous attempts to resolve the issue.However the tenant of the property told Judge O’Hagan that she is a mother of four, two of her children still at school.She said her landlord was fighting kidney disease and had been placed at the top of the transplant list.She said she and her family wished to remain in the house and if it was given to the bank, she would be homeless.“Have you tried dealing with the bank yourself, paying the rent to the bank,” asked the judge.The tenant said they had made numerous attempts to do this but that the Bank of Ireland didn’t want to deal with them.Judge O’Hagan said the lack of engagement between the home owner and the bank meant he had no choice but to grant the repossession order.However he said he would put a stay of one year on the order, telling the tenant: “This gives you a year to find another home and I hope it works out for you.”JUDGE TELLS BANK IT MUST POSTPONE HOME REPOSSESSION FOR A YEAR was last modified: May 3rd, 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:JUdge John O’Haganrepossession caselast_img read more

December 27


first_imgMidfield supremo Neil Gallagher says Donegal need to be “brilliant” to beat Dublin in today’s All-Ireland semi-final.Big Neil knows what it’s like to be in a war – but do the Dubs?The All-Ireland champions have coasted past all challengers this year, with their lowest winning margin being 11 points against Laois.The 2012 champions, on the other hand, beat Armagh by just one point in the quarter-finals and were also pushed hard by Derry and Monaghan in the Ulster Championship. Gallagher told RTÉ Sport: “We need a brilliant performance if we are going to beat them.“They’ve been going well. They’re racking up big scores. Every game they’ve played they’ve massive scores.“We’ve got on and we’ve got through Ulster, and then had a tight game against Armagh.“We know ourselves what we’ve worked on to prepare for Dublin and it’s just a matter of doing that and hopefully it will be good enough.” ‘WE NEED TO BE BRILLIANT TODAY TO BEAT THE DUBS’ – BIG NEIL was last modified: August 31st, 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:Croke ParkdonegaldublinNeil Gallagherlast_img read more

December 26


first_imgTODAY’S Irish Times has a superb historical piece on the old saying ‘The Glenswilly Decree” and its origins.It relates to a 19th century union of poitin distillers who sought compensation from customers who didn’t pay up.It’s in the Irishman’s Diary section and worth a read and you can do so by clicking the link below: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/0513/1224296833103.htmlAN IRISHMAN’S DIARY AND THE GLENSWILLY DECREE was last modified: May 13th, 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)last_img read more

December 26


first_imgSIX families have lost their homes in Donegal so far this year, a survey has revealed.The repossession orders were granted in court cases in the county. Since February 2010, lenders have been prevented from taking legal action against borrowers who fall behind with the mortgage on their primary residence until 12 months after the first default.At the High Court, according to a recent study, it can take 3½ years from first default to eviction from a residential property.A total of 210 homes were ordered to be repossessed throughout the State since the start of the year.SIX HOMES RE-POSSESSED BY BANKS IN DONEGAL SO FAR THIS YEAR was last modified: May 14th, 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)last_img read more