Foton turns back Cocolife, grabs bronze

first_imgGilas PH eyes end of skid vs Perpetual Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Foton salvaged a bronze medal from a rough campaign in the Chooks-to-Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday night.Jaja Santiago and Diana Carlos—who both came in late in the conference after fulfilling their duties in the collegiate league—shone as Foton turned back Cocolife, 21-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-18, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Santiago scored 23 points, while Carlos slammed in nine to boost the Tornadoes, who had to change their imports mid-stream to improve their performance amid aggressive buildups of teams like Petron and F2 Logistics.Channon Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago took over from Brooke Kranda entering the pool phase. That proved to be a wise move as Thompson filled in for the 6-foot-4 Santiago, who played out her final year with National University.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 crownThompson delivered 25 points, including back-to-back hits that enabled the Tornadoes to stop the Asset Managers’ late rally in the fourth set.New coach Rommel Abella said that this early, Foton will begin preparing for the Invitational and the All-Filipino conferences. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Liberia Since President J. J. Roberts

first_imgOn the 205th birth anniversary of Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first president of the Republic of Liberia, we, the members of the Association For Civic Education do hereby applaud President Joseph Jenkins Roberts for his foresight and commitment to serve humanity and the people of Liberia. The actions of President Roberts were exemplary and include:“…cultivation of coffee, corn, potatoes, cassava, and rice, with various fruit trees in Liberia, and who bestowing over $10,000 US Dollars Bond and the 102 acres of land bearing his Coffee Farm on the Republic, to educate the Liberian Children, after his death in 1876, as a “Perpetual Foundation”. Many Liberian leaders have ascended to power after President Roberts but it remains to be seen which leader would fully emulate the selfless examples of President Roberts which include putting the interest of Liberia ahead of personal and family interests and donating their estate to provide education for all Liberian children.Although President Roberts is dead, he continues to inspire and equip Liberians through his estate and his selfless devotion to the advancement of all Liberians. Unfortunately, the full impact of President’s legacy may never be realized because for over a century, majority of the beneficiaries of President Roberts’ estate, the children of the Republic of Liberia have been kept in the dark about the benefits of the estate. It is unconscionable that such vital information about an estate has been kept top secret from the beneficiaries. Without awareness the trust remains breached.Even within the Methodist Church, parishioners in the interior, including some members of the Methodist clergy seem to be out of the loop. In a recent survey conducted at the 2014 United Methodist Church Annual Conference in Gbanga, Bong County, 90% of those interviewed testified they have never seen the text of President Roberts’ Will. While keeping the valuable history lesson of President Roberts Philanthropy away from Liberian children and their parents, the story of Maltida Newport’s mass murder of indigenous Liberians became history lesson taught in all schools across Liberia.As a consequence of keeping most Liberian children and parents in the dark, “Liberia’s education system is a mess,” according to an assessment of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Greed and corruption seems to be the order of the day, with President Sirleaf calling corruption public enemy #1. Public service in Liberia has become the primary path to acquiring personal wealth for Liberia’s elite. The gap between the rich and poor continues to widen, evidenced by the outrageously high salaries politicians have assigned to themselves and their family members. The number of substandard schools and universities across Liberia is alarming according to the Chief education officer.  Liberia is a country on the wrong track and heading in the wrong direction. The Liberian economy, largest churches, security sector, banks are all controlled by foreigners. Access to leadership has been rigged against ordinary Liberians without access to foreign education. Unnecessary government bureaucracies continue to be created as avenues for the elite to siphon wealth for themselves and their families, many of whom reside overseas. Laws have been enacted not for the common good of ordinary but for the benefit of multi-national corporations and the ruling elite. Although the constitution claims that “All power is inherent in the people” ordinary Liberians are powerless in the face of powerful corporations and the ruling elite. The constitution also calls for citizens to petition the legislature. However, petitioning the legislature and voting in elections have not changed the plight of ordinary Liberians.The Sirleaf administration, from the beginning of her terms in office, struck a blow at the very core of the republican form of democracy by excluding citizens from electing local government officials who control many basic aspects of their lives. The president argued and won the authority to appoint mayors and city councilors, adding to her already vast powers which include appointment of all ministers and heads of public corporation. This act has rendered the republic impotent by usurping the powers of citizens to vote for local government posts like mayors.Democracy in the republic seems to be at serious risk, thus jeopardizing security, justices and access to equal opportunities. For example, in obtaining the power to appoint government officials in nearly all aspects of government, Pres. Sirleaf is working to establish power in the hands of the elite few from the Diaspora. If we consider the amount of members from the Diaspora represented in high-salaried positions within the Sirleaf Administration, one can conclude that the administration has done more to enrich members of the Diaspora than it has done to improve the quality of life for ordinary Liberians. The administration set its own standards for who can work in government (including educational requirements that would be unavailable to ordinary Liberians) as well corresponding salaries and benefits that far exceed those paid to public servants across America. For a country with an annual budget of $583 million, Liberian representatives earn at least $84,000 per year while cabinet ministers and heads of public corporations can take home up to $180,000 excluding benefits such as gas slips, medical benefits, and housing privileges. In Massachusetts, where the annual budget is $36 billion dollars, lawmakers earn $62,000 yearly. In New Hampshire with a budget of $11 billion dollars, senators and representatives earn $100 yearly. In both cases, lawmakers receive no cars, gas slips, body guards, or other tangible benefits. The Sirleaf administration’s standards are unrealistic, given the revenues generated by Liberia. The salaries and benefits will, in practice, only benefit Liberians of the Diaspora and these policies are helping to create an elite ruling class.In honoring President Roberts, Liberia must move beyond mere words and embrace deeds that President Roberts valued and treasured.As citizens of the republic of Liberia, we wish to follow the leadership of President Roberts by asserting our inalienable rights, first as human beings and as citizens of the republic. Inalienable rights are God given rights-not given by any man and rights which no man can take away.  Consistent with Article 1 of the constitution of Liberia and Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which recognizes:· (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.· (2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.· (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of governmentAnd Article 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia which recognizes the people are in fact the source and origin of power and as such haveauthority to ensure that government exists primarily for the benefit of the citizens and the citizens “have the right to alter and reform the same when their safety and happiness so require”We do hereby advance the following national solutions to the Boss, the people of the Republic of Liberia and also to the servants elected to serve the people:1. Commission of inquiry into the administration of the estate of Joseph Jenkins Roberts since its inception for the benefit of Liberians2. Recommend the institution of citizens initiative in Liberia. Citizens Initiative is a measure that allows citizens in a republic to exercise their inalienable rights in proposing legislation without the permission or approval of the president or the legislature who are public servants of the people. This recommendation is consistent with Article 1 of the Liberian Constitution which recognizes that all power is inherent in the people. We also recommend amending the inconsistent Article 29 of the Liberian Constitution which takes power away from citizens.  3. In keeping with the tradition of President Roberts, we recommend that all presidents, and heads of all branches of government are mandated to put their estates in trust to benefit the children of Liberia. Government should never be the avenue for acquiring personal wealth. With Roberts’ rule in place, Liberia will be a prosperous nation that guarantees justice, security and equal opportunity for all citizens and a level playing field for foreign investors to compete in a free market place.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wash bay owner slapped with ganja trafficking charge

first_imgA wash bay owner was on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was charged for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Jose Singh of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), appeared before Faith McGusty and denied the charge which stated that on September 27, 2019, at Amelia’s Ward, Linden, he had in his possession 53 grams of marijuana.The 23-year-old man was represented by Attorney Gordon Gilhuys, who in a bail application informed the court that the substance was found at his client’s wash bay in a hammock where several persons were traversing.Attorney Gilhuys further stated that at the time of the search, his client was nowhere close to the hammock.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question ranks from the Linden Police Station were carrying out a raid when they observed the defendant acting in a suspicious manner.According to the prosecution’s case, upon seeing the officers, the defendant dropped a bag he was carrying and attempted to flee. The court heard that Singh was apprehended and the bag he dropped was retrieved and the cannabis was discovered.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Singh on $60,000 bail. The case will continue on October 16 at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more


first_imgKerry 2-16 Donegal 1-08, Fitzgerald StadiumDONEGAL suffered a heavy defeat in this National League Division One encounter in Kerry – going down by 11 points as the hosts turned on the style.In an often bad-tempered game, with several poor refereeing decisions which cost Donegal, the Kingdom came storming back after a good start by the visitors. In fact Donegal had raced into a three point lead with Rory Kavanagh among the scorers.But any hopes that Donegal were going to surge further ahead was soon dashed as Kerry woke up, found their stride – and lots of midfield ball through Paul Galvin – and raced quickly into the lead.And they also found the net as Patrick Curtin fired home.Kerry continued to dominate in the second half, although Michael Murphy fired home a goal and a point reduce the deficit but it wasn’t to be Donegal’s day unfortunately. The 11 point margin at the end was probably unfair – but if Jim McGuinness’s men can learn from today’s game, the trip to Killarney might have been worthwhile.Meanwhile Jim’s No2 Rory Gallagher is facing four weeks in the stands after picking up a suspension following last week’s clash with Cork in Ballybofey.The Belleek native was originally banned for eight weeks but it was reduced to a month on appeal.The ban follows an alleged verbal incident with the linesman during the first half of the match in Ballybofey, which Donegal won by 1-7 0-6.KERRY : B Kealy; M Ó Sé, D Bohan, K Young; P Crowley (0-1), E Brosnan, B McGuire (0-1); A Maher (0-2), B Sheehan 1-7 (seven frees, 1-0 pen); P Galvin (0-1), Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan; BJ Keane (0-1), K Donaghy (0-2), P Curtin 1-1 (0-1 free). Subs : S Enright for D Bohan (inj h/t), A O’Mahony for M Ó Sé (61), S Scanlon for B Sheehan (65), D O’Callaghan for Declan O’Sullivan (65), K O’Leary for P Curtin (66). DONEGAL : P Durcan; F McGlynn, N McGee, P McGrath; A Thompson (0-1), K Lacey, L McLoone; R Kavanagh (0-1), N Gallagher; M McHugh, R Bradley, E McGee; C McFadden, M Murphy (1-5, 0-3 frees, 1-0 pen), P McBrearty (0-1). Subs : D Walsh for L McLoone (h/t), M Boyle for R Bradley (h/t), C Toye for M McHugh (58)Referee: S Doyle (Wexford)© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on DONEGAL WELL BEATEN BY KERRY was last modified: March 12th, 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)Tags:GAA: DONEGAL WELL BEATEN BY KERRYlast_img read more


first_imgShay Given’s father has admitted he doesn’t enjoy watching Ireland playing at all.The well-known Co Donegal businessman has travelled the world watching his son down through the years.But Seamus Given told the Shaun Doherty Show he becomes too nervous during games to enjoy them. “I can’t really enjoy the games. I love the build-up and all the craic up to the games.“But I am a nervous wreck during games. I do be kicking every ball and it’s hard to relax and enjoy it,” he said.Seamus has already arrived in Poland for the Euro 2012 Championship and says he believes Ireland can be the real surprise package of the tournament.“Trapatonni knows exactly what he is doing and he has them in peak form at this moment. “There is a great feeling in and around the squad and they are really up for it,” he said.“No doubt it will be Aston Villa. He has no intention of leaving. He is quite happy with them and has a good contact with them.“He is living not so far from Birmingham and his children are settled in Manchester.“Shay is a very good family man and his two children aged 5 and 8 are in school and they are his number one priority,” said Seamus. SHAY’S DAD – I CAN’T ENJOY THE GAMES AT ALL was last modified: June 7th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe date was September 3rd, 1969 and the place was Nellie McGovern’s Bar (now The Cavern) in Letterkenny.The plan was to form a marching band to give the children of the town something to do. But little did those who sat in Nellies that night think the band would be going 30 years later.Now, after a break of more than a decade, the band is rising from the ashes once again.Back on their feet, the band had a reunion in the Station House Hotel on the 25th August last with an impressive 40 members playing a selection of tunes from days gone by.And so, on Friday night last, the group had their first meeting in the Loreto Convent to try and form a committee for the band, and that we did! The new committee is as follows:- Joint Chairmen – Hugh McCauley and Patrick Doherty.Secretary:- Elizabeth McCauleyTreasurer:- Deirdre GrahamPRO:- Tony DuffyA working committee will be formed at a later date. There will be a registration night for the band on Wednesday 24th October at 8 pm in Conwal Parish Church Hall.So everyone is welcome to come along, (it’s not just for members of past Letterkenny bands, anyone from other bands from years gone by, who would just like to play marching tunes are more than welcome). So if you like the music from the Marching Band scene from a few years gone by, this is the place to be.The band is strictly for over 18’s only.LETTERKENNY MARCHING BAND FINDS ITS FEET AGAIN – AFTER A DECADE was last modified: October 15th, 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:Letterkenny Marching bandREUNIONlast_img read more

College of the Redwoods’ Miguel Ramirez signs letter of intent to play soccer at Chico State

first_imgEureka >> College of the Redwoods defender Miguel Ramirez had options as to where he wanted to play his soccer next.But there was just something about a school a couple hours away on State Route 299 that seemed right.And, in his own words, he “just decided to go for it.”Ramirez signed a letter of intent to continue his educational and soccer career at Chico State, as he becomes the latest in what has become an impressive list of former Fortuna High School alums to make it to the four-year …last_img read more

Joe Pavelski’s injury raises concerns for Sharks as playoffs loom

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Enter Evander Kane. Exit Joe Pavelski.After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games, the Sharks will now need to figure out a way to make ends meet without a two-time Norris Trophy winner and their captain. Joe Pavelski missed just his second game in eight years on Monday, sitting out the Sharks game against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center with a lower-body injury.Pavelski appeared …last_img read more

Two Companies That Turn Hosted Services into Infrastructure Providers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Object-based storage is gaining in popularity and is increasingly viewed as a core requirement for multi-tenant infrastructures. Its strength is in its capability to handle unstructured data, which is far more prevalent these days than structured data.Amazon Web Services and Rackspace offer object-based storage. But outside the narrow field of massive infrastructure plays, there is a growing space for services that hosting providers integrate into their own environments so they may compete more effectively in the market.Scality is an emerging hot company in the cloud-based storage space. Today it announced a $7 million “B” round. The money will go to opening a sales and service office in New York and the extension of its core services for data center environments.I had a brief introduction to Scality last week, and what I saw impressed me. I am now more intrigued by the hosting market as it adopts technologies such as Parallels Automation and the Scality object-storage.Scality and Parallels are partners in servicing the hosting market. Scality offers what it calls a RING. It’s an application centric cloud storage system. It turns commodity x86 server hardware and Ethernet LANs into cloud storage. alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Scality and Parallels have a common interest in serving the hosting market. They fit into a fast growing market space. They are enablers. They offer cloud-based storage and application environments that can transform how hosting services operate.That’s a potent combination for hosting providers as they help small businesses start making their own transitions to the cloud.center_img Tags:#Analysis#cloud#news#Trends Parallels provides a service that can turn a data center into an infrastructure environment. It’s a modular system with APIs for application integration and billing services. I spoke to several people at the Parallels Summit who were integrating the technology for their hosting services. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more