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Ceres-Negros tries to bounce back, battles Yangon

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donaire Sr. now in Pacman corner The winner of the semifinal tie meets the survivor of the Persija Jakarta-Home United duel.Following an impressive run in AFC Champions League qualifying and a stellar start to the AFC Cup, Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic eased the pressure on the Busmen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The most important thing to me is that the players make a big effort,” the Serbian said. “They have to give everything and I think for me that is enough. We cannot be obsessed with the score, the result.”Vidakovic said winning the Asean zone crown again would be tougher with the emergence of stronger teams, including Yangon, which entered the semifinals for the first time. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIEScenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast BACOLOD CITY—Ceres-Negros hopes to return to winning ways in the AFC Cup when it clashes with Yangon United of Myanmar in the first leg of the Asean zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here.Stunned by Home United of Singapore in their final group game two weeks ago, the Busmen set out to grab the upperhand in the 7:30 p.m. clash before the tie shifts to Yangon for the second leg next Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Grand Gedeh, Nimba to Settle ‘Differences’

first_imgThe Liberia Peace Initiative (LPI) Monday, May 19, hosted the first friendship and reconciliation luncheon to reunite Nimbaians and Grand Geddeans.The luncheon held at a resort in Monrovia brought together Liberia’s international partners, government officials and those from the private sector.According to Liberia Peace Ambassador George M. Weah, the occasion was initiated to officially launch peace dialogue between the neighboring people of Grand Gedeh and Nimba counties.Ambassador Weah recounted that after the 1980 coup, the government of former President Samuel K. Doe was dominated by people from both counties—occasioned the ‘very cordial and special relation that existed between the then Head of State Samuel K. Doe and his Commanding General, the late Thomas Quiwonkpah.’According to Weah, reason leading to the animosity between the two people as to how and why this brotherly friendly between these two sons of Liberia degenerated into animosity for each other remains speculative history—as there are numerous interpretations and versions as what actually went wrong between them.”“We also witnessed how this situation was exploited by third parties, who had their own agenda, because we saw how the 15 counties and all Liberians were sucked into this conflict-resulting into the emergence of several fighting groups based on tribal and social affiliations, and eventually the total collapse of the state.”“With the total breakdown of law and order,” the Liberia Peace Ambassador said, “Liberians were steered into the ugly situation as life in every part of the country became unsociable, horrible, inhuman and dumpy.”He further said that at the time if such pre-conflict peace initiative been “honestly and vigorously embarked upon by peace minded Liberians, and supported by members of the international community, the nearly 15 years civil war would have been avoided.”Under his leadership Weah believes that the LPI would stand in the gap.According to him, in his preliminary talks with opinion leaders of both counties, the hunger for a peaceful coexistence became visible. Therefore, the longing for peace and harmony was glaringHe said citizens of both counties have accepted the need for collective security and acknowledge agreed that their individual and collective dreams for a prosperous future will not be hunted by the divide and differences that obtained between the late Doe and the late Quiwonkpah.Additionally, he said, both counties seem to be resolved to let history remain history and that the future be built upon mutual respect, tolerance and cooperation.“We are encouraged by these initial findings and determined to embark on the second phase; which involves traditional leaders, women groups, youth groups and other stakeholders from the two counties.”The Peace Ambassador, however, cautioned citizens of both counties to come together to change the trajectory of Liberia towards a unified and a prosperous country.For her part, American Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac urged Liberians to work together to assure that Liberia’s peace remains stable.“As we have envisioned a violent-free Liberia, we must put aside our personal animosity where everyone has a role to play in the peace process,” Amb. Malac said.She urged all parties involved to include women in the process, “because without one group of Liberia, the country cannot reach its goal of sustainable peace.” Ambassador Malac reassured Liberians that the U.S Government and partners are committed to playing a positive role in the process of reuniting both counties.“We are ready to play our role and we must be told our roles in re-solving this issue. But we as a government cannot determine what the future has to offer. However, we are ready to work with the Liberian people.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“The Fish Begins to Rot from Its Head”

first_img(former President C.D. B. King)The ongoing Economic Dialogue has been well covered in the local media and has, as indications suggest, raised hopes that an end to the country’s economic woes is in sight. But the hopes appear guarded in view of the worsening economic situation. President Weah has already declared that the outcome of this dialogue will be backed by strong political will; meaning, that he will strongly support the implementation of policy recommendations intended to fix the economy.But suggestions from some quarters (supporters of the President) that such commitments will be honored appear unlikely if concerns expressed by Bong County Representative Robert Womba are anything to go by. His concerns about extra-budgetary spending appears to be resonating with the public.Predicting another budget shortfall should the Legislature not become sufficiently knowledgeable of the matter and take the requisite corrective actions, the lawmaker cited several instances of extrabudgetary spending and illegal manipulation of the budget after it has been passed into law and printed in handbills.In one of the instances cited, Representative Womba drew attention to the Ministry of Youth and Sports which, according to him, spent over a million dollars, even though only US$300,000 was allotted in the 2018/2019 budget. Another example, he said, was the Ministry of Finance, which had been allotted an amount of US$51 million but which added an extra US$10 million, without proper approval, and which was unlawfully spent.The representative also pointed out that several agencies of the Executive branch of government have made huge increases in their 2019/2020 budgets respectively.Notably, these increases in the budget are being made at a time of great economic difficulties, with so many people staring hunger in the face, lack money to pay school fees and attend to other critical needs. At the same time a few individuals are seen to be virtually living it up.President Weah’s large delegation to Japan recently raised public eyebrows, given the costs which estimates placed at above one million US dollars. Just why was such an expenditure necessary may prove too difficult to explain to the Liberian people who are demanding answers.Thus, while promises made to support the outcome of the Dialogue with strong political will is welcome news, this newspaper is constrained to caution that such commitment must be demonstrated through concrete action and not just through talk. As the Daily Observer has repeatedly pointed out, when governments make pronouncements which they cannot follow through, it undermines their own credibility and fosters increased public distrust.All those extrabudgetary expenditures highlighted by the Bong County Representative are examples of how public funds are siphoned off by dishonest officials.More to that is the current “Salary Harmonization Plan,” which is currently being implemented and against which public opposition is growing by the day.And such concerns are exacerbated by the corresponding rise in consumer prices and drastically fallen real income occasioned by this scheme which, according to civil servants, is skewed and highly discriminatory, aside from the fact that it has severely dented their income and undermined their ability to meet their needs.This newspaper remains convinced that other means can be explored through which savings can be realized. However, this government needs to come to terms with the fact that it has bloated the payroll to unsustainable levels.Disclosures, for example, that the Ministry of Labor has allotted an amount of US$500,000 as money to pay consultants, drew the fire of lawmakers to the minister because, as one legislator (name withheld) told this newspaper, the money appears intended to be used to pay new entrants to the Ministry of Labor’s payroll.The minister fumbled and could barely explain to senators convincing reasons for such budgetary outlay. In similar straits also, was Finance Minister Tweah, who fumbled and fidgeted as he tried to explain variations in the payroll numbers he provided to legislators.In view of the above, President Weah’s expression of commitment and support to the implementation of the outcome of this Economic Dialogue will be measured by cuts in extrabudgetary expenditures, a halt to illegal manipulations of the budget after it has been passed into law and above all the stern measures he will take to address the scourge of corruption.But the buck will have to start from him and he can do that by becoming fully compliant with the Asset Declaration law, ensuring the compliance of his officials and dealing sternly (prosecute) with those crossing the line. Using himself as an example is the surest way to express political will in the fight against corruption because, as former President C.D.B. King noted, the “Fish begins to rot from its head”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Singer to testify in ex-husband’s molestation trial

first_imgAfter climbing to success as a Latin American recording artist, Jenni Rivera will revisit her turbulent past this month, when her ex-husband faces a criminal trial for allegedly molesting the singer’s daughter and sister. Rivera, a Long Beach native who was named Female Mexican Regional Artist of the Year at a Latin awards show in Miami two months ago, is expected to be called as a witness in the case of Trinidad Marin, 43, the father of her three oldest children. Marin, who is free on $1 million bail, is charged with nine felonies – including counts of child rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. For years, Rivera has publicly discussed her abusive relationship with Marin. Her new album, “Mi Vida Loca,” features a cover version of Gloria Gaynor’s female-empowerment anthem “I Will Survive.” Despite a gag order issued at the behest of Marin’s attorney, Rivera has not been shy to comment on the case. Last Wednesday, as she walked out of the courthouse in oversized sunglasses and heavy makeup, the cameras swooped in for interviews with her and members of her family. They obliged. “Now that he’s arrested, it’s hard to go back and relive everything and go to court when you’re a public figure,” Rivera told earlier this month. “Your records are public records. But at the same time, I can’t say I regret it because I got the best gift that life and God could give me, which are my children, from that relationship.” Marin, known as “Trino,” was charged with sexual abuse in 1997 after his daughter and sister-in-law reported that they had been victimized over several years in the early 1990s, both before and after his split from Rivera. The charges stem from a series of incidents that allegedly took place between about 1988 and 1997, mostly at residences in Long Beach. His sister-in-law was 7 when the alleged abuse began; his daughter was 8. According to the transcripts of a preliminary hearing last year, both girls experienced the abuse – which consisted mostly of fondling – more frequently when Marin was fighting with his wife. The victims, who are now in their 20s, said they opted to keep the molestation quiet for years because Marin had threatened to harm other family members if they told. Finally, in 1997, the sister-in-law said, she realized she didn’t have to remain silent any longer. “There was a story about another girl being molested by an adult, and I remember my brother defending the girl and believing her immediately,” she recalled from the witness stand. “So I said, `If they believe her, then they’ll for sure believe me, and they’ll defend me, and they’ll protect me.”‘ Rivera’s daughter with Marin was 12 years old at the time. She testified that she refused to turn her father in because he threatened to send her to Mexico to live with his mother – a prospect that terrified her. “Also,” she testified, “I was afraid that my mom would get very angry and possibly, I don’t know … I felt that she would probably kill him or something, and she would go to jail, and he would be dead. I didn’t know where I was going to be. I was just afraid.” Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani, who will preside over the trial, prohibited the sides from interacting until the end of the case. While the details of Marin’s defense are unclear, Poland has indicated that he intends to argue that the allegations were manufactured by Rivera. “It’s the defense position that the entire case is brought to revive a rather mediocre singing career by the mother of one of the victims,” Poland said at the preliminary hearing. “That this whole case is an attempt to garner and create some sort of publicity.” The trial is set to begin April 30. (562) 499-1272. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Burbank Airport reopens after being shut down overnight due to fog

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Passengers were advised to expect delays and to contact their airlines to find out the status of flights before going to the airport. The Web site — — has links to the airlines that operate at the airport, Gill said. A dense fog advisory issued by the National Weather Service expired at 9 this morning. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Things were getting back to normal today at Bob Hope Airport, which was shut down overnight because of thick fog, inconveniencing scores of Thanksgiving holiday travelers . Planes scheduled to land in Burbank were canceled or rerouted to other area airports as a result of the fog enshrouding much of the region, said airport spokesman Victor Gill. Because of the diverted aircraft, only one airplane was on the ground at the airfield overnight, an American Airlines aircraft that departed about 9 a.m. for Dallas/Ft. Worth, Gill said. Travelers expecting to depart had to wait for planes to arrive at the airport, a process that began “in phases” shortly after 9 a.m. and which was continuing late this morning, Gill said. last_img read more

CSU freshmen more prepared

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 restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA – Freshmen who entered Cal Poly Pomona in fall 2005 were more prepared for college-level math compared to classes in previous years, according to a newly released report. However, about half of first-time students at the Pomona campus needed remedial classes in English, according to the proficiency report of new freshmen at California state universities. Incoming students must be ready for college-level work before they can enroll in classes at a CSU. Proficiency is measured by standardized tests, entry exams and placement tests. Students must reach proficiency levels in English and math in one year or withdraw. At Cal Poly Pomona, which admitted 3,156 freshmen in 2005, English proficiency fell from 51.5 percent in 2004 to 50.6 percent in 2005. Math proficiency rose from 70.9 percent in 2004 to 71.2 percent. “The numbers are not as high as we would like,” said Tomas Morales, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal Poly Pomona. “\ the proficiency report shows that everyone, all institutions and the university as a whole, is heading in the right direction, as modest as those numbers are.” Throughout the CSU system, English proficiency increased from 53 percent to 55 percent, and math proficiency rose from 63 percent to 64 percent from fall 2004 in fall 2005. The goal is to have 90 percent of incoming CSU freshmen ready for college-level work by 2007. Proficiency rates throughout the CSU system are lower than expected, said Gary Reichard, CSU’s executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. English proficiency has remained almost constant over seven years – 53 percent in 1998 compared with 55 percent in 2005. The student body is becoming more diverse and includes many English-language learners, according to Reichard. In addition, there is greater access to state universities and the student population has doubled over the last 30 years, “bringing a larger range of student abilities,” Reichard said. Reichard said the Early Assessment Program should quickly improve levels of proficiency in first-time students. The Early Assessment Program tests high school juniors on their college-readiness. Morales said Cal Poly Pomona actively works with area high schools, encouraging students to take an extra math or English class during their senior year and recommending that students who need extra help take remedial classes the summer before their freshman year. The university’s goal, Morales said, is to reach a point at which no student needs to take remediation courses. The proficiency report also showed that remediation has steadily improved students’ proficiency levels after one year. At Cal Poly Pomona, 87 percent of freshmen who entered in fall 2004 were proficient in math and English after one year. That rate has improved from 84 percent in the previous freshmen class and from 79 percent in the freshmen class that enrolled in 1999. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513last_img read more


first_imgTHE brother of killed journalist Eugene Moloney has said two families had been destroyed by the attack which left the 55-year-old dead.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue, County Dublin, today pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Eugene on Camden Street on 24 June 2012.He was jailed for five years, with the last two years of the sentence was suspended. Mr Moloney was born in England, grew in Belfast but had family connections to both Donegal and Derry.His brother Shaun lives in Fahan.In a victim impact statement to the court Shaun Moloney criticised the violent street culture in many parts of Ireland.Speaking outside the court, he said: “We came here today to get justice for Eugene and the judge did her very best.“When you looked at the other family, you could see what a sorry day it is for both families. No amount of justice will bring our brother back. The other man’s life is ruined.”Eugene was frequent visitor to Donegal – and saw it has ‘home’. He was laid to rest in Fahan after his death.He began his career at the Irish News in Belfast before moving to the Irish Independent in Dublin where he worked for 20 years, often covering the North.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Burch had drunk ten bottles of beer and a couple of shots when he punched Mr Moloney in the head.Today Burch apologised to the Moloney family in court.TWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALIST was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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) Tags:SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALISTTWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYEDlast_img read more


first_imgDavid Craig visits First Steps Preschool, Inch Island, to sing his Donegal song – Come on Sam Maguire“If people in Donegal and Donegal people abroad can walk that wee bit taller and feel that wee bit prouder of their home and their home county, then it makes all of the hard work we put in all the more worthwhile.”That’s what Jim McGuinness has said about the long journey to Croke Park.One more day to go, and we can all be proud of the entire squad and backroom staff. Win or lose – we’ll be proud.Thanks for all your pictures. You can send them to JIMMY’S DONEGAL ARMY IN KILCARBEAT THAT! WINNER OF THE BEST POSTER AWARD IN KILCAR?  JASON WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW ON JERSEY DAY AT ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL THE McGRORY BOYS IN PHILADELPHIA WIN A FAMOUS FLAG WHICH WAS AT CROKER IN 1992A lovely set of wheels. Kevin O’Donnell from Stranorlar wins the award for BEST DRESSED CAR IN DONEGAL.BY A MILE! MARTIN BYRNE IN MALIN TOOK THIS PIC – COULD APPLY TO EVERY PARISH! The winner of the 2 All Ireland Supevalu tickets is Rachel McGee Bundoran. Her entry was fantastic and is on show at checkouts for everyone to check it out! Congratulations Rachel, Enjoy your day!! From all the team at Supervalu Bundoran! —   ONE MORE DAY TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 21st, 2012 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


first_imgMalin GAA News:CLUB AGMThe club held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18th of January. The meeting attracted a large crowd and after healthy debate on many issues the following positions were filled. Patrick Mc Laughlin (Rustard) was chosen to be club president, a fitting reward for the long serving and dedicated member of the club. He replaced the late James Anthony Mc Colgan.Club chairman, secretary and treasurer remain unchanged with David Gallagher chairman, Roisin Walsh as secretary and John Byrne as Treasurer. Pat Mc Laughlin (F) was elected vice-chairman as well as being county board delegate. John Mc Laughlin (R) stepped down as assistant secreatary and was replaced by Elaine McColgan. The club would like to place on record their thanks to John for all his dedication and hard work over the past numerous years. The assistant treasurers remain the same with Susan Byrne, Patrick Houten and Martin Mc Colgan. The registrar position will hopefully remain in the hands of Denis Doherty (R), who the club wish a speedy recovery after his recent injury. The PRO position was filled by Brendan Monagle and the club again wish to thank Martin Doherty Edwards for spreading the news of the club at home and abroad over the past few years. Grace McCarron stepped down as Irish Culture officer and Scor Organiser and as yet the position remains unfilled. The club would like to thank Grace for her dedication to the role and thank her for the many awards and achievements of the club in recent years. Dan McDaid is senior panel rep while Maria McLaughlin (F) remains on the commitee as ladies representitive. Danny Lafferty was elected child welfare officer as he is secretary of the minor board. Patrick Houten remains as development officer and hopes to have an opening of the gym in the near future. Gerard McLaughlin Rustard will be taking charge of booking the main and training pitches this year and all training sessions and home matches must go through Gerard. The same arrangement for sports hall booking through Joe remains.Other appointments ratified on the night rubber stamped the appointments of senior manager Liam Bradley assisted by John McLaughlin (jm) and Robert Farren, reserve manager Paco Mc Laughlin, this year assisted by Finbar Collins. The minor management remains the same as last year with Patrick Collins assisted by John Rustard and Niel McGilloway. Ladies team manager Martin Mc Colgan will again take the reigns in 2015.Again the commitee thanked all members and patrons for their support and help over 2014 and appealed for new members to step up and become active within the club in 2015. The committee and members present at the meeting paid tribute to outgoing senior manager Terence Coulhoun and his backroom team of Eamon Ryan, Martin Lafferty, Louis Walsh and Noel McLaughlin in thier achievements over the past few years. ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEUlster Club league fixtures have been released and we will compete in section B, along with Eglish, Donaghmore Bryansford, Ballinderry, Lavey and St Eunan’s. The competition will get underway in early February.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAININGTraining for under 10/8 and 6 girls will resume on Saturday the 24th of Feb from 11 to 12. 30LOTTO There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €550. Sequence drawn was 2-7-5-3-4-1-6. €50 winner was Neili Doherty (Paul), Carndonagh. €20 sellers prize winner was Lily’s Bar. Next weeks jackpot is €650 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Brendan on 086 3777015 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWS You can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN ELECT NEW BOARD AFTER SUCCESSFUL AGM was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more