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Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’

first_img“I think it was a learning experience for him,” Reyes said of Standhardinger, whom he ordered back to the locker room – in full view of the fans – with 4:55 left on Thursday night against Iraq. “He had to learn things the hard way.“But,” he repeated. “It’s no big deal. We’re not even making a fuzz out of it.”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’Reyes was willing to lose the game against Iraq after Cruz and Standhardinger were caught by game officials giving out cheap shots in obvious retaliation to physical plays earlier in the game.The firebrand coach recalled both to the bench and never put them back in. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur TAIPEI – The Gilas Pilipinas locker room was as normal as it could be early on Friday afternoon, as Carl Cruz and Christian Standhardinger apologized for their physical plays the game before and coach Chot Reyes dismissing everything as “no big deal.”“It’s no big deal for us,” Reyes said a few minutes before giving Gilas Pilipinas final instructions for a critical Jones Cup Invitational clash with Atletas All Stars Lithuania at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Durham tells Meralco teammates: Remember the pain of losing to Ginebra “I don’t like the extra stuff that my other guys did that’s why I took them out of the game,” Reyes had said on Thursday after an 84-75 win. “There’s a fine line between being tough and being downright dirty and that’s not us.“That’s not Gilas basketball,” he said.Cruz owned up to starting it all when he planted a forearm at the back of the head of Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket.The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams for entangling further.Standhardinger, after several plays, then gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. He was whistled for a second deliberate foul resulting in his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Senators Emerge Tight-lipped, Stone-faced after 2-hour Executive Session

first_imgLawmakers are not taking kindly to what they consider a half-hearted attempt by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to appease (quiet down, calm down) them for ‘misbehavior’ by one of her lieutenants: the Chief of Police, Chris Massaquoi.Senators seem dissatisfied with a recent communication from President Sirleaf, concerning their call on her to take strong and appropriate action against Massaquoi, for what some have referred to as juvenile behavior .It may be recalled that President Sirleaf recently wrote the Senate replying a communication sent her in which that body complained of Director Massaquoi “laying siege to the Capitol Building while the Senate was in plenary (full attendance).”President Sirleaf informed the Senate that she had written Director Massaquoi “a strong letter of reprimand (scolding  him) and…suspending him for two days to allow him time to write a letter of apology for personal presentated at a plenary sitting of the Senate.”Since that communication, lawmakers have been observed as having  assumed a non-cooperative stance with the Executive.That suggests that the Senators are divided over a decision they obviously have been mulling (considering, thinking about) in connection with reprimand they believe insufficient to discourage the Police Chief from misbehaving in the future.Yesterday’s unadopted agenda was loaded with several important items, among them discussion on the proposed Amendment to Elections Law; Report from the Committee on Banking and Finance; Report from the Ways, Means, Finance and Budget on the Act to Provide Fifteen Percent of the Fiscal National Budget for County Development; and a communication from Police Director Massaquoi.Other important items on the unused agenda included a report from the Committee on Banking and Currency on the confirmation hearing of Hon. Boakai S. Kamara, Deputy Governor for economic Policy-Designate, Central Bank of Liberia; and the much talked-about communication from the House of Representatives on the placement of US$73,000,000 in the 2014/2015 National Budget.Meanwhile, one of the older Senators confided to a few journalists that executive sessions are being convened to deliberate important national issues that need to be kept out of the media. “What is for the media and the general public, we discuss in plenary; what is for Executive Sessions remains exclusively so.”For the second time since returning to the Capitol Building from their Constituency Break on January 13, Accordingly, members of the 53rd Senate yesterday failed to conduct open plenary; instead,the presiding officer seized the proposed agenda and asked for an Executive Session to discuss pressing national issues.Every attempt yesterday to draw even the most press-friendly Senators to divulge  a gist of what is being discussed in executive sessions, failed to yield results.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No need to change list if elections held before April 30 – PPP Commissioner

first_imgCourt-ordered Article 106 elections…voters’ list certified for 90-day constitutionally mandated period With the current voters’ list having been certified in October of 2018, a People’s Progressive Party nominated Commissioner at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is debunking claims that persons will be disenfranchised if elections are held in March or April.GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith LowenfieldThis pronouncement was made by GECOM Commissioner Sase Gunraj during a recent press conference. Gunraj explained that the voters’ list was refreshed by the Claims and Objections period.“The laws of this country provide for how and when a list must be refreshed. A list must be refreshed by a Claims and Objections period. After a list is refreshed in this manner, that list used to be valid for three months. Pursuant to a legislative change made by the National Assembly in 2018, the period of validity of list extended from three months to six months.”“As a consequence, that list would have been valid for a period of six months, which expires at the end of April 2019. There is no need, up to April 30, 2019, once elections are going to be held prior to that date, for any amendments whatsoever to be made to a list. That list is valid according to law.”According to Gunraj, the last date the voters’ list was certified was October 31, 2018. He noted that in the case where there is a valid list being used within the constitutional timeframe, it is disingenuous to say persons will be disenfranchised.Gunraj also made it clear that persons desirous of voting should make an effort to ensure they are on the voters’ list, in keeping with their constitutional rights.“Some persons have even gone so far as to say that their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote is being affected by not having registration. The Constitution guarantees you a right to vote if you are 18 years old, subject to conditions.”“One, you must be at the age of 18 at the qualifying date. Two, you must be registered to vote at the qualifying date. It is not the responsibility of GECOM to go and drag you to register. You have an obligation to yourself and a civic duty, one grounded in law, to present yourself for registration.”A recent protest held in GECOM’s vicinity, had featured persons supporting the call for new house-to-house registration. The Opposition party and its supporters have labelled this call ‘a ruse’ for delaying elections and have been calling for elections by March 19.At a press conference on Friday, GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield had told the media that the secretariat is yet to receive instructions from the Commission to commence its elections preparations. In addition, it was claimed that the secretariat needs another 148 days before it is fully ready to host the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections.Gunraj and his fellow Commissioner Robeson Benn had both dismissed this timeline and made it clear that Lowenfield’s job was to get the election machinery rolling in keeping with the constitutional timeline.The parliamentary Opposition and other observers have accused Government of attempting to delay the holding of the constitutionally mandated elections following the passage of the No-confidence Motion of December 21, 2018.The three-month time frame in which the polls should be held was validated in a judicial interpretation by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, who declared that the December 21, 2018 No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32.The complaint has been that GECOM was unforthcoming about its preparedness for the mandatory elections despite being mandated by the Constitution of Guyana to hold elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion. The Constitution provides for the President to announce a date for elections and not GECOM as is being touted. Since the passage of the No-confidence Motion, the Opposition has called out both Government and GECOM on what it described as delaying tactics.last_img read more

British Columbia Women in Energy Network to host local workshops

first_imgBCWEN is a non-profit organization and they have received funding from the federal government for a three year project that will look at how to increase the number of women employed in the Northern B.C. energy sector. According to BCWEN women make up 49 per cent of Canada’s workforce however, when it comes to the energy sector less than 25 per cent make up the work force, and that number dips lower when it comes to Northern B.C.The organization has launched two surveys to gather more information on the issue. One is targeted for employers, and the other for female residents in Northern B.C. Employers wanting to take part in the survey can do so by clicking here, and female residents working, or looking to work in the energy industry can do so by clicking here.For more information on the project or the workshops you can contact Sonja Profittlich by sending an email to: Advertisement –last_img read more

Man United blow? Barcelona to launch £40m raid for Old Trafford target

first_img1 Juan Cuadrado Barcelona are set to make a final offer of £40million for Fiorentina winger and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, according to Marca.The La Liga side have been chasing the Colombia international all summer and have now decided to make a take-it-or-leave-it bid for the Serie A star.Manchester United are also said to be admirers of Cuadrado, who was joint top of the assists charts at this summer’s World Cup with four.However, it is reported the 26-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona to link up with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.Barcelona are hoping to resolve Cuadrado’s future, one way or another, by the end of this week.last_img

Stoke blow! Potters target Axel Witsel reveals he could be tempted by Roma move

first_img Belgium international Axel Witsel is wanted by a number of clubs this summer 1 Stoke City target Axel Witsel has confessed he is tempted by the prospect of playing for Roma.The Belgium international is set to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer after informing the Russian club he wants a new challenge.Stoke have already enquired after the player and manager Mark Hughes is keen to bring the midfielder to the Premier League.However Roma are also sniffing around the 27-year-old as they look to find a replacement for Miralem Pjanic, who has joined Juventus.And now they have been given a boost in their pursuit after Witsel admitted his tempted by a move to the Italian capital.“Roma? That wouldn’t be bad as a future destination,” Witsel told“To be honest, though, I still haven’t had any contact with the Giallorossi.”last_img read more

Nathan Carter makes dream come true for housebound Lifford woman

first_imgCountry music star Nathan Carter brought great happiness to a Lifford home last week when he paid a surprise visit to a special fan.Carter was in Donegal for the Clonmany Festival last weekend, but one fan got a private concert thanks to a viral social media post by a thoughtful neighbour.Sally Crossan from Porthall was left paralysed following a car crash three years ago. She is unable to leave her home, but always had a great love of Nathan Carter’s music. Hearing friends sing Nathan Carter songs always brought a smile to Sally’s face. Knowing that she cannot attend any concerts, St. Johnston woman Sarah McKean was inspired to write a post on Facebook inviting Carter to visit Sally and let her hear his voice in person.Thanks to the power of social media, the visit was arranged within hours, and Carter arrived on Thursday for an unforgettable meet and greet at Sally’s bedside.Nathan Carter visits Lifford woman Sally CrossanNathan even sang Sally’s favourite song ‘Wagon Wheel’ to a small audience of family members and Sally’s husband Johnny.“I’ve never seen someone’s face light up so much,” Sarah told Donegal Daily. “Nathan came into the house with a huge bouquet of flowers. He said he was just passing through and thought he’d drop in a little present.“He held Sally’s hand the whole time and chatted to her. Sally can’t respond but she smiled the whole time.“Before going, Nathan gave her a kiss and she was absolutely delighted.”Sarah said she had never met Sally before this day, but knew Sally’s friends who would often visit to sing to her.“My friends said they haven’t a note in their heads but Sally always smiles when they sing. I thought wouldn’t it be lovely to get Nathan to go see her.” “There was no harm in trying”, said Sarah.Nathan Carter, Sally Crossan, and Sarah McKeanSarah posted her wish on Facebook on Tuesday, and within two hours she had got in contact with Carter’s management and had the visit all arranged.“The visit really made all her dreams come true,” said Sarah.“Nathan’s management said they were going back to Sally’s the next day to take her some DVDs and Nathan merchandise. They were amazing!,” she added. Writing about this special day in the Sunday World, Carter said: “It was lovely to see the delight in Sally’s face when I walked into the room with a big bouquet of flowers for her.Carter said it was an honour to meet Sally, Johnny and her family, and asked fans to join him in sending best wishes to Sally during this difficult time in her life.Nathan Carter makes dream come true for housebound Lifford woman was last modified: August 15th, 2018 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:LiffordNathan Carterlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps left Finn Park tonight wondering how they didn’t get a least a point against Wexford Youths.The home side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession with several good chances falling to both Kevin McHugh and Adam Clarke.However despite enjoying a great first half hour, it was the visitors who took the lead on 42 minutes. Tom Elmes skipped into the box from a throw-in and drilled home from close range to make it 1-0.The second half was a much more open affair with both sides going close.Thomas McBride had a great chance for Harps but Wexford keeper Doyle did well to parry the effort over the crossbar.Wexford has shouts for a penalty turned down but they did get a chance from the spot in the 90th minute when Shane Nolan was taken down but Wexford squandered the chance. Harps will rue many missed chances but Felix Healy knows that uncertainty in front of goal is costing him points and results.  HARPS BEATEN AS THEY STUTTER IN FRONT OF GOAL was last modified: March 24th, 2012 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 harpswexford youthslast_img read more


first_imgLotto numbers for 26/3/2012 were 4,14,21 and 24. Match 3 winner Hughie Canning, Newmills. Next week’s jackpot €3,860. Sellers are Barry Molloy and Caolan Kelly.The Senior and Reserve teams will begin their league campaign on Sunday 1st April in Glenswilly against Ardara. Reserve game at 1.30pm and Senior game at 3pm. Free admission to these games as a big thank you for all the support in 2011. Everyone welcome so bring the whole family along.Club membership must be paid by Saturday 31st March. The club registrar will be in the clubhouse on Friday 3oth from 7pm to 9pm to collect membership. Adult membership for the year is €30. New members welcome. The under 16’s were defeated by St Michaels on Sunday last. They will play Fanad Gaels on Sunday 1st April in Glenswilly at 12pm. All support welcome.The club are having their annual Good Friday walk in Glenveagh on Friday 6th April. Everyone welcome. Please give your name to Karen McHugh or Teresa Crawford if your are interested so that transport can be organised.All bookings for the Hall and clubhouse rooms must be made through Karen McHugh.     GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: March 28th, 2012 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgIt was another fantastic weekend at The Cavern Bar in Letterkenny, and we’ve another great line-up for this weekend.Above is a selection of snaps of a number of revellers enjoying themselves in The Cavern this weekend.Tonight, it’s the Karoke Championships and you could be in with a chance of winning FREE flights to STOCKHOLM and the chance of landing €10,000. We’ve got top class entertainment lined up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and we’ll be showing all the LIVE football action on our HD Plasma TV’s.The Sunday drinks menu has proved popular, and they’ve got more great drink promotions on offer this Sunday.Check out their Facebook page now!   WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE CAVERN BAR was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialThe Cavernlast_img read more