It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “My last picture with you Coach Kidd. You inspired and touched the lives of so many people, including me. Salamat sa lahat Coach Kidd RIP 💚💛” said FEU spiker Jerrili Malabanan.“A father to me and to many.. one of the pillars of Ph Volleyball.. SALAMAT po sa lahat. RIP Coach Kid Santos 😔” wrote University of the Philippines libero Pia Gaiser.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santos was a beloved figure in the country’s volleyball scene and it’s no surprise that heartfelt messages and tributes poured out in the wake of his passing.“Sad news for the volleyball community, Coach Kid Santos joined our Creator😢Not only a great mentor but a second father to many….,” former La salle star Ivy Remulla wrote on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Learned so much about handling athletes from Kidd Santos. Great coach, even better person and father to all FEU athletes. You will truly be missed. RIP Coach Kidd,” posted FEU athletic director Mark Molina on his Twitter account.Even the current generation of players mourned Santos’ untimely death. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Geneveve Casugod with coach Kid Santos. Photo from Kid Santos’ Facebook account.Philippine sports lost a legend in Florentino “Kid” Santos, who passed away on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 67.Santos had a celebrated volleyball career as a player and coach for Far Eastern University, which won majority of its championships in both the men and women’s divisions under his watch.ADVERTISEMENT Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Antetokounmpo, Bucks OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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
Public Works Minister William Moore has assured that road conditions will not be an impediment to Liberians, especially the hosts of the country’s 168th Independence Day celebrations, Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.The two counties were selected by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to host the 2014 celebration, but it was deferred due to the deplorable condition of the road.Minister Moore, speaking to journalists who are on an assessment tour with President Sirleaf, said upon their arriving in Greenville yesterday that the road is about 76 percent completed with bridges along the road near completion.President Sirleaf has been assessing the road and other projects in the counties to make sure that they are completed on time for the occasion.The Rivercess-Sinoe road which is one of the most deplorable motorways in the country, especially during the raining season, is being constructed by Solid Rocks Construction Company, a Liberian owned enterprise.Minister Moore noted that the contractors will turn the road over to the government the first week of June. “We are confident that between now and the end of the month, technical work on the bridges will be done and since concrete takes about 21 days to solidify, it will be passable during the first week of June,” he said.He was also quick to note that when he took over the ministry, there was a lot of work to be done to ensure that the hosting of the celebration in the southeast was possible.He said the ministry has been vigilant in task monitoring and assessment as well as motivating the contractors.“One of the things that we tried to do when we came was to ensure that the Independence Day celebration will not be deferred for the second time,” Moore said.He disclosed that every two weeks, the Assistant Minister for Operations who handles repairs and maintenance, is on the road to assess the progress of the work. “This is my third time on this road since I became minister,” he said.The July 26th celebration will be held in a little over nine weeks and to quickly complete the work, especially the last stretch from Nyanford Town to Greenville which is about 32.5 km, the MPW brought in the engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia to assist, he said.He, however, indicated that a segment that was of much concern is a bridge between Greenville and Barclayville, called Dehbo. Allaying fears, the MPW boss said there is no need for concern as engineers are working on the bridge.The administrator of Solid Rocks, David Moore, assured President Sirleaf that his company will complete the road on time for the celebration. President Sirleaf had earlier raised concerns about the road being completed on time. She fears another deferment of July 26th in the designated counties would be seen as a failure on the part of her government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as St Vincent’s Justice Saunders takes the baton from Dennis ByronThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the highest judicial forum in the Caribbean, will have a new President as of today; when Justice Adrian Saunders of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines takes over from Sir Dennis Byron.Incoming CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesThe announcement was made by the CCJ on Monday. The event, according to a release, will take place as part of the activities before the 39th meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). The conference will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica.“The event will be live-streamed, starting at 4pm AST, so that the public can also experience the event,” the release also said. The CCJ will also host two special sittings of the Court to commemorate its new President. The first will take place at the CCJ, starting at 09:30h on Friday, July 13.”“The second Special Sitting takes place in Mr. Justice Saunders’ home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, 20 July at 9:30 am at the House of Assembly in Kingstown,” the court added.Saunders is also the Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the Course Director of the Halifax-based Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute’s CJEI’s Intensive Study Programme. He is also one of the Institute’s Directors.Justice Saunders has also co-authored the book Fundamentals of Caribbean Constitutional Law and is a contributor editor of the Caribbean Civil Court Practice. In April 2018, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill – 1975) and the Legal Education Certificate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 1977. He was called to the Bar of St Vincent and the Grenadines in that same year.He worked with Sir Dennis at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and was later reunited with him in 2011 when Sir Dennis was appointed President of the CCJ. Through the development of measurable performance standards throughout the Court, Byron had facilitated a progressive environment that promotes sustainable growth and evolution.In the release, Justice Saunders paid tribute to Sir Dennis’ tenure at the CCJ, “to say that his impact is immeasurable is not hyperbole. During the period that Sir Dennis was President of the Court, we went from attorneys having to courier voluminous files to the CCJ, to filing by email and now full e-filing.”Final rulingsThe final two judgements that Byron delivered was one on presidential term limits for Guyana and one that struck down mandatory death penalties in Barbados. In the case of Guyana, Byron presided over the 6:1 ruling upholding, among other things, term limits for Presidents.The constitutional challenge case brought by Georgetown resident Cedric Richardson in February 2015 had sought the court’s interpretation of the National Assembly’s changes to Article 90, as those related to four restraints on the freedom of choice by citizens at national elections.Former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang had ruled in July 2015 that the alteration of Article 90 by the Act No 17 of 2000, in substance and effect, undoubtedly diminishes the democratic rights of the electorate in electing a person of their own choice as President.He had noted that such an amendment needs a referendum and is invalid and without legal effect for reason of non-compliance. He further ruled that Act 17 of 2000 seeks to dilute the pre-existing democratic rights of the electorate to elect a President of their choice. As such, while the Constitution provides for representative democracy, such representative democracy cannot encroach on popular sovereignty from which it derives and which is entrenched by the requirement of the referendum.However, the High Court’s decision was appealed by the Attorney General’s Chambers and former Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman; both of whom were named as respondents in the court action. They asked that the ruling be “wholly set aside”.Guyana’s Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear the appeal against Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George’s decision to uphold the contentious appointment of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman James Patterson on July 25. The PPP has already indicated its intention to go all the way to the CCJ, if necessary… in which case Justice Saunders will likely deliver such a ruling.
A North Sophia, Greater Georgetown squatter who admitted to disturbing his neighbour by playing loud music was on Monday fined $15,000 when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Mark Samaroo stood before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and confessed to disturbing the peace by playing loud and continuous music on January 18, 2019 at North Sophia, Georgetown.The 40-year-old father of six, who is a fisherman, in his defence told the court that he recently returned from sea and was “tekking a lil thing (drink)” when he was arrested by Police.According to Police, the unrepresented man was playing music continuously for several hours when he was asked by his neighbour to play it at a moderate level, and he ignored the request.According to the Virtual Complainant, who is a mother of two, the music was being played so loudly that her entire house started to vibrate. She told the court that this was Samaroo’s behaviour on a regular basis for the last four years.The Magistrate ordered the man to desist from such practice and to apologise to his neighbour before the court. He complained and the fine was handed down.
Swansea striker Abraham put the Premier League club in front from close range on 18 minutes, with Dyer swiftly adding another on the break.Dyer made it 3-0 on the half-hour with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area, before Noor Husin got County on the scoresheet after 36 minutes.There was, though, to be no fairytale comeback for the League Two promotion chasers, as Abraham scored again in first-half stoppage time.Kyle Naughton made it 5-1 with a deflected volley following a corner on 53 minutes and Wayne Routledge curled in a sixth before midfielder Tom Carroll crashed home a well-taken seventh on 65 minutes.Daniel James scores on a memorable debut for Swansea © AFP / Geoff CADDICKDaniel James marked his debut with a goal on 84 minutes to complete the rout.Swansea’s demolition job means boss Carlos Carvalhal can look forward to a fifth round trip to Sheffield Wednesday, the Championship club who sacked him earlier this season.Carvalhal has made an impact since arriving at the Liberty Stadium just a few days after departing the Owls on Christmas Eve, with Swansea beating both Liverpool and Arsenal to drag themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.“It is important if it is the best result in the history (of the club), but the most important thing is the attitude of the players that made all the difference,” Carvalhal said.“I spoke to them before the game that we have a challenge tonight. I am very proud of the players as they accepted the challenge.”Top-flight strugglers Huddersfield will face Manchester United in the fifth round after winning 4-1 at second-tier Birmingham after extra time.Birmingham had taken the lead on 52 minutes when Che Adams turned on the edge of the penalty area to drill in a low shot.Huddersfield were soon level when Blues defender Marc Roberts inadvertently knocked the ball past keeper David Stockdale for an own goal.Steve Mounie headed Huddersfield in front four minutes into extra time.Rajiv van la Parra scored from a rebound to swiftly make it three, before Tom Ince drove in a fourth on 106 minutes to secure the Terriers a clash against United, who lost 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in October.Rochdale, struggling in League One, caused an upset as they beat Championship side Millwall 1-0 to book a fifth round home date against either Tottenham or Newport, who meet at Wembley on Wednesday.With Millwall fielding a weakened team, Ian Henderson ignored the dreadful condition of the Spotland pitch to settle a scrappy game when he slotted home from close range after 53 minutes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tammy Abraham, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer help Swansea score eight times in a thumping FA Cup rout © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Swansea racked up the biggest FA Cup win in their history as Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer inspired an 8-1 thrashing of Notts County in Tuesday’s fourth round replay.Despite fielding a much-changed side, Swansea settled any potential nerves with two goals in the space of as many first-half minutes at the Liberty Stadium.
Chelsea captain John Terry claims Petr Cech would be worth between 12 and 15 points a season to Arsenal.The Blues goalkeeper has been linked with a £10million move to the Gunners after losing his No.1 spot to Thibaut Courtois last campaign.Arsene Wenger’s side finished 12 points behind the Blues in the Premier League table and, while desperate for the Czech shot-stopper to stay at Stamford Bridge, Terry admits he would be an excellent signing for the north London club.“There’s talk of Arsenal signing Petr Cech and, if they do get him, he will strengthen them for sure. He will save them 12 or 15 points a season,” the former England skipper told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Petr was an unbelievable professional last year. When you get left out of the team it can be hard to accept but, when he came in [to the side], he was exceptional.“He deserves a lot of credit for that. We understand he wants to play first-team football but nobody wants to see him leave the club.“He’s going to be sorely missed and will improve any side he goes to.”
The burned cottage at Derryconnor near Gortahork, Co Donegal where pensioner Jimmy Mc Cafferty, 87, died on Sunday morning.Neighbours tried desperately to save the life of a man who perished in a housefire in West Donegal yesterday morning.Passers-by noticed smoke from the home of Jimmy ‘Tom’ McCafferty from Derryconnor, Gortahork at 7am.A number of people tried to gain entrance to the house but failed. The emergency services eventually got in and rushed the pensioner to Letterkenny General Hospital but it is believed he died en route.One theory is that the fire started from an open fire being used by the late Mr McCafferty.The roadside cottage suffered extensive damage in the fire include structural damage to the roof.Sources say the dead man suffered entensive burns to his body. The dead man lived alone but he had a number of relatives living locally including a sister living in Falcarragh.An investigation has been launched into how the fire started.The man’s remains are at Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is due to take place today. NEIGHBOURS TRIED DESPERATELY TO SAVE TRAGIC PENSIONER IN HOUSEFIRE was last modified: May 26th, 2013 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:deadfiregortahorkJimmy McCafferty
DONEGAL singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher is hoping for a bumper Christmas – and that a Christmas song he penned heads straight for No1.The Kilcar man is unlikely to see snow anytime soon in Lanzarote where he is based.But he is co-writer of ‘Christmas Time Again’ – which has just been released by Sharon Shannon. “It is a lovely simple old fashioned Xmas tune with a Cajun swing,” said Rory.“I hope it does mighty! Keep an ear out for it on the Radio! ho ho ho.”Shannon, on a tour of Japan, is delighted with the song.“At last, here’s our Christmas song,” she told fans on her Facebook page. “I’m sooooooo proud of this. It’s nice lively feel good track. Have a quick listen. . I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Please keep an ear out for it on the radio in the coming weeks and PLEASE send in requests for it to the radio stations. The gorgeous Wallis Bird is doing the savage vocal on it.” IT COULD BE A BUMPER CHRISTMAS FOR DONEGAL’S RORY AS SHARON SHANNON RELEASES HIS XMAS HIT! was last modified: December 4th, 2013 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:donegalkilcarrory and the islandRory Gallaghersharon shannon
CAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 3, 5, 7, 17.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Jamie Doherty, DooishThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 5, 6, 11, 13. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Teresa O’Donnell, C/o McKelvey’s Bar.Next weeks jackpot is €3250.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers got their season under way with an away match against Copany Rovers at Killowen Park in Laghey. Even though Cappry had to call on a few reserves and call a few out of retirement they came back through the gap with an excellent win. A couple of records were created on the day, Darren O’Leary scored 4 goals for the 1st time and James “Shorty” Long set a new club record of being the oldest goalscorer for Cappry in the Donegal League!!! Congratulations to both. Conor Laverty was also on the score sheet for Cappry. Final score Copany Rovers 0-6 Cappry Rovers.Next fixture is another away game against Erne Wanderers at the Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon on Sunday, 2pm.Training continues in Cappry Park on Wednesday evening with all players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers Reserves get playing their 1st ever match on Saturday with a cup game against Orchard F.C. with 2pm kick off at Errigal College. Best of luck lads in your maiden season. CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Sean McBride who has been selected to the Republic of Ireland U17 training camp. We would like to wish you continued success. Keep up the hard work. CAPPRY ROVERS PLAYER SEAN MCBRIDE SELECTED FOR REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U17 TRAINING CAMP was last modified: August 18th, 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:Sport
Michelle O’Reilly supporting the team from the slopes of Turoa New Zealand.WE’VE had some lovely messages from around the globe supporting the Donegal team this Sunday.We’ve also had plenty of pix – but we’re still waiting for pictures from our readers in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Vietnam.We know who you are – what’s wrong with you? Get those cameras out and send us your Donegal snaps. Here’s today’s line-up for Sam!…starting with a couple of Donegal folk skiing for Jimmy in New Zealand!Paul Ferry supporting the team from the slopes of Turoa New Zealand.Willow the Adopted Kitten from Ardara who is now in a safe home at Rathgar Dublin and a Donegal Supported Ted. The kitten was rescued by David Gallagher from Glenfinn – brother of Micky The PostThey love their sport at Finn Valley AC – and we’re loving the poster guys! Can DD take that to Croker?Some half-time treats from Rose McGettigan – any chance of a few for the match Rose?Is this the best shop window in Donegal? Friels Fine Foods in Ardara thinks so…. Pat the Cope wins this midfield battle with Jim Higgins at the European Parliament. Take your point Pat!COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 19th, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY