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first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers argues with referee Brian Forte #45 in the second quarter of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers era with two rim-rattling dunks on Thursday, but the 14-time all star couldn’t reverse a string of losing debut games with new NBA teams.James scored a game-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds but the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled his Lakers debut with a 128-119 victory at the Moda Center arena.ADVERTISEMENT Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas scored 24 points off the bench for Portland, which won its NBA record 18th straight home opener.With the Lakers up 6-2 after baskets by Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Brandon Ingram, James stole the ball from Portland forward Jake Layman and raced to the other end for a dunk.The Blazers answered with a dunk of their own from Lillard. James immediately hit back, weaving through defenders for another emphatic dunk to record his second basket as a new Laker.Thunder dunks“They were thunderous,” Josh Hart said. “That gave us great energy. He’s the best player in the world for a reason. He showed that.”The Trail Blazers were also playing with heavy hearts on Thursday following the death of owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The 65-year-old Allen died on Monday from complications from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.“We wanted to come out and start the season right and to honor our owner, Mr. Paul Allen. That’s what tonight was all about for us, not about the noise surrounding the game,” Lillard said.With the Lakers, James does not have a strong supporting cast like he did when he left Cleveland for Miami eight years ago.Lakers fans were intrigued to see how well James would mesh with his mostly younger teammates, and how much he can help them improve on their 35-47 record of a year ago.James finished with six assists but at times he also looked out of sync with his new mates, such as when he tried a behind the back pass with 20 seconds left in the game to someone under the basket. No one anticipated the play and the ball ended up bouncing harmlessly into the stands. Last season, James averaged 27.5 points, a career–high 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds.He led the league in minutes for the second straight year, and he also made the all-NBA first team for the 11th straight season.James appeared in the NBA finals for the eighth straight year, where the Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors.He played with the Heat from 2010–2014, winning two championships there. He returned to the Cavaliers and won a championship in 2016 and was the NBA finals MVP for each of his wins.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Banario says Folayang has edge over Khan: ‘He’s much more experienced veteran’ James opted out of his contract with Cleveland in the offseason and agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Lakers.Against Portland, James shot nine-of-16 from the field in 37 minutes of playing time. Josh Hart added 20 points for the Lakers.“I liked our fight to get back into the game when we were down double digits. I liked the way we competed at times. I liked the way we shared the ball as well,” James said. “Those were all positive.“There’s some things that we could do better. We can rebound a lot better, we had some turnovers, which I expected. Us just trying to get a feel for one another.”Said Lakers coach Luke Walton, “Glad he’s on our team. He’s pretty good at the game of basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The basketball world has been waiting months to see the 33-year-old James in the purple and gold jersey and when the moment arrived he delivered.James electrified the Portland crowd with back-to-back monster slams for his first points as a Laker, but ultimately he couldn’t prevent them from dropping their 16th straight game to Portland dating back to March 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s not instant oatmeal. It’s not that fast,” James said. “It takes some time to get that chemistry where you can just close your eyes and know exactly where guys are.”The Lakers will play their first home game on Saturday against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.last_img read more

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Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Complicated Defendant

first_imgIt was the third week of the trial metropolitan newspapers described as “The Case of the Lonely Daughter,” since the accused was not only the daughter of the decedent, but was also the defendant. The preliminary trial was going the way of the prosecutor until the leading witness was called.John Peah was the third prosecution witness who seemed to have what was needed to lay the case on the accused. When he was called to the stand, he stated that he knew Elizabeth Davis and the now decedent, Willie Davis, having been invited to the couple’s home by Adele Davis to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. He had, on the sixth day of December, visited the decedent’s house and he was much alive and healthy as well. He had spent several hours with them and had been well fed. He enjoyed his visit and later, he asked permission to leave. The couple had suggested he should wait a little while and they had returned to their bedroom, or one of the rooms he considered to be their bedroom. After some minutes, he said he heard noises, in what he thought was an argument between the couple, which was followed by what he realized was a gunshot. He then rushed to the room only to find his benefactor slumped on the ground, and it was then that his daughter Adele Davis, the defendant in the case, approached him with US$5, 000 to say nothing about the incident. He also testified that Mrs. Davis, who was also present in the house, shielded 26 year old Adele Davis, adding that both mother and daughter connived to kill the father.He further testified that Adele Davis was drunk; and when Mrs. Davis saw him, she snatched the murder weapon from Adele’s hands and broke down in tears, suggesting that the motive for Mr. Davis’ death was the allegation that his child from another relationship, said to be his most adorable, stands to inherit from him huge properties in Monrovia. Prosecutor Robert Duo grinned. Turning to the defense table, he said: “Your witness,” and ambled his way to his seat.Defense Counsel Jason Doe frowned at the prosecution’s instruction and strolled leisurely to the witness.“What time did you arrive at the house?”“About 3 p.m.”“The couple invited you?”“Yes.”“And the wife and husband were extremely glad you could come?”“Yes,” the witness smiled, and said. “They were happy I could visit with them at their house.”“Did you notice the presence of Adele Davis?” the lawyer asked, his eyes narrowing.“Not at the time I arrived,” the witness said, “until when I heard the argument.”“But there was no indication of any misunderstanding between the couple and the daughter initially?”“Absolutely not!”“That’s as far as you were concerned?”“Yes.”“How long did you stay with them?”The witness hesitated and said, “At least 30 minutes.”“And so you told them it was time for you to leave?” the lawyer said. “But then they wanted you to wait?”“Yes.”“The couple proceeded into what you considered to be their bedroom?”“Yes.”“It did not take that long before there was a heated argument?”“Yes.”“I think there…”“Don’t tell me what you think,” the lawyer said, “tell me what you saw.”“Well,” the witness said a bit irritated, “they cussed each other.”The lawyer was thoughtful for nearly a minute, then said, “Be specific. What clearly did you see?”Suddenly, the prosecutor was on his feet, with an objection:“Counsel is browbeating the witness to get him confuse the timeline of events.”Judge Bendu Smith looked down on defense Counsel Doe, and said, “Why does the prosecutor say so?”“The events that culminated to the murder of the decedent are all clear to this minute,” the prosecutor said, “and so I strongly hold the belief that there is no need for counsel to put too much emphasis on the timeline of the murder.”With a smile, the judge said, “This is a serious observation, but the Court wants to ensure total fairness in this process and therefore will give counsel every support in the process.”“Thank you, My Lord,” the prosecutor said with a bow, “I thought I had to make that clarification.” “And I think,” Judge Smith went on with expected contempt in her voice, “you did that fairly well and the court takes a different view on your position and wants to stipulate that under no circumstance should the prosecutor assume that he has a responsibility to educate the court on the management of thetrial.”The prosecutor bowed in submission and there was a murmur among the spectators, which was evidently a blow to his presentation.The judge turned to Jason Doe and indicated, “You may continue, counselor.”The lawyer frowned, and with a smile, decided to change his line of questioning, not as a result of the prosecution’s overzealousness but rather to pursue a point of fact he had observed could help his case to bring out the corpus dilecti; that is to say, the body of the crime, which he had observed lacking atthis stage of the proceeding.“There was an argument in the room?”“Yes.”“Which was obviously that of the couple with their daughter?”“Yes,” the witness said, “but I did not realize the couple had Adele Davis in the room; and now that you mentioned it, it was the couple and Ms. Davis in the house.”“So from your location,” the lawyer said, “when you saw the commotion, you rushed to intervene?”“Well,” the witness said, shifting his position, “it was a fight and I never thought about it at first but later realized that it was in the family for a long time.”“And Adele Davis was in the room with the family?”“Ehhhh….” the witness fumbled, “I heard that she…”“Don’t say what you heard just what you saw.”The witness glared at the lawyer and sweeping his head away from him, said, “It became apparent to me that Adele Davis came to the room twenty minutes after I had arrived.”“When you entered the house, and particularly into the living room, did it occur to you that either the husband or the wife had recently returned from a trip?”The witness gave a deep breath and said, “I did not observe anything like that.”“And you were invited to the occasion? Who did invite you?”“The couple did.”“You testified that Adele Davis invited you to the celebration…”“The fact was that I was invited by somebody which was obviously the family,” he said.“But it was not the person you testified, invited you, was it?”The witness turned to look at the prosecutor as if he needed some support. Turning to the lawyer, he said, “It could be Adele Davis.” The lawyer saw the inconsistency, and with a smile turned to look at Judge Smith, who nodded in anticipation.Walking to the defense table, Jason Doe made a show of examining some documents. He pulled out a sheet of paper, gave it a brief look, returned it to its place and walked back to the witness and said: “According to a mobile phone record obtained from your provider, you called Mrs. Davis’ number onehour before the incident. Can you tell the court your reason for the call?”The witness shifted his position and said, “She called me.”“Who called you?”“Mrs. Davis called me.”“Why you did not say that when I put the question to you earlier?”“I did not think it was too important.”“But now it is important, isn’t it?”“It is your word.”“Mr. Peah,” the lawyer kept the pressure on, “when you arrived at the house, you were met on arrival by a house girl identified only as Josephine Tarley…”The witness interrupted the lawyer.“I know this will come up in the end; and the truth is that Josephine Tarley is a friend that I had known, even before she went to work for Mr. Davis.”Smiling, Jason Doe said, “So it was Ms. Tarley who called you; it was Ms. Tarley who called to give you the information that Mr. and Mrs. Davis were at home and it was due to that call that you sneaked into the house, through a backdoor opened by Josephine Tarley…”“I don’t know what to say now…” the witness said, with his head turned away from the lawyer. The lawyer saw the opening and went for it.“You do not have to invent anything to say, Mr. Peah. You need to tell the court how you entered the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Davis.” The lawyer’s statement fell on the witness who was unable to give immediate response.“I’m beginning to get the whole picture from you,” the witness was able to say after a couple of seconds, fumbling with his hands, and lowering his gaze at the lawyer, “Many things are complicated; and this one, too.”“What is complicated?” Jason Doe said and turned to Judge Bendu Smith, whose attention was drawn by the witness’ statement.Judge Smith requested the prosecutor and the lawyer to her chambers for a conference.THIRTY MINUTES later, Jason Doe, Mrs. Davis, Adele Davis and a host of friends and sympathizers gathered at the lawyer’s office on Benson Street to congratulate the lawyer for the resolution of the case.“What really happened,” Mrs. Davis said, “that you discovered the relationship between Peah and Josephine?” The lawyer smiled and lowered himself onto the overstuffed chair at the corner of his law office, and said, “I should have realized that there was an element that that could have connected Peah and his presence in your apartment.“Josephine had promised to marry him but the problem was that Peah was in debt and wanted money to extricate himself since he was at the point of losing his job.“Josephine had promised to find him money and aware of your husband bringing huge sum of money to the house, she plotted with Peah to steal the money. But the problem was how he would get into your apartment. What saved him was the 20th wedding anniversary, for which Josephine secretly sent him an invitation.“However, when she managed to sneak him into the apartment, he came face to face with your husband and Peah panicked. It was in that process that he shot your husband with your husband’s gun that Josephine had provided him. “In the course of the trial, it finally occurred to me that the witness did not know Adele for the mere fact that Adele was nowhere around when he sneaked into the room and neither did Mrs. Davis had any contact with him.”The gathering congratulated each other, and Mrs. Davis pulled out a checkbook and signed a check for U$5,000 and handed it to the lawyer.Jason Doe received the check, glanced at it, smiled and said, “It’s time for some celebration.”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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Auditors presently reviewing HEYS programme

first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is awaiting an audit of the progress report for its flagship youth programme, the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) following a request which was approved to conduct same.One of the persons who benefited from the HEYS programmeThe request was made following the release of the 2017 Auditor General’s Report, which pointed out that the Ministry had failed, on its part, to present progress reports during the auditing period which would have supported expenditure.The AG’s report stated that the sum of $865.11 million was spent to pay stipends to 1900 youths for the period January to December of the year under review.Monies were also spent for printing training documents, the launch of Phase II of the programme, to cover meals and accommodations as well as travelling for the execution of the training programme.However, progress reports as well as financial reports for Cohort Two were prepared well in advance and available for scrutiny by the relevant personnel.Cohort Two of the programme, according to reports available and submitted for review, began in July 2017 with the training of facilitators, while the training for youths followed in August, with some 1965 youth from 108 villages participating in the one-year programme.Two hundred and eleven facilitators provided the necessary guidance for the youths over a six-month period. The programme was administered by a 19-member administrative staff component.Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who has direct responsibility for youths across the hinterland, expressed her disappointment with the report, but was confident closure would be brought to the matter.Meanwhile, the last two years have seen tremendous accomplishments made by the nation’s Indigenous youth with approximately 3901 being empowered to embrace a better life.Cohort Two of the programme alone would have seen 1302 successful businesses established, participants actively involved in youth business summits, and youths highlighting their achievements to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) with five successfully receiving $100,000 each for their marked success.Among the major achievements was Malvany Laud of Silver Hill, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) becoming a supplier of cassava bread to Mattai’s Supermarket Ltd. Her first 100 packs of the product were delivered to the Supermarket in July 2018.Several youths who successfully completed the programme have advanced to higher learning, while others have made themselves available to serve on their respective village councils.Following a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, the Strengths – transformed village economies, support from regional system, establishment of small businesses and promotion of entrepreneurship – and Opportunities – potential to improve livelihood, gather large pool of youth, poverty reduction, produce a new breed/brand of leaders and increase educational opportunities – by far outweighed Weaknesses and Threats.One, therefore, can categorically conclude that the HEYS programme is achieving its objectives.However, to ensure this is maintained, the co-coordinator, along with the monitors and workshop facilitators, have been visiting all 220 villages and communities that continue to benefit from the programme and providing the necessary business advice, management skills training, marketing guidelines as well as mentoring.Notwithstanding several challenges, the devoted HEYS team led by a dynamic leader in Junior Williams and the entire Ministry, which is led by Ministers Sydney Allicock and Garrido-Lowe, are satisfied by the results based on evidence of significant economic and social progress.Based on newly-acquired information, the HEYS programme is now more than ever in demand, with villages calling for a return of the programme. Minister Garrido-Lowe said discussions have already begun for a third cohort in 2020.last_img read more

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Matt Burdock wins Doug Babcock Memorial

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Taylor Speedway held its 8th Annual Doug Babcock Memorial races last weekend.The event was in memory of Doug Babcock, one of the contractors who helped build the Taylor Speedway. Over 25 cars came out to race in his honour.Matt Burdock was the big winner from the event, winning the overall after finishing first and second in the bomber class.- Advertisement -results from the races are shown below:Saturday:Mini sprint junior:1st – Colten Beaumont #992nd – Wyatt Graham #14Mini sprint senior:1st – Keagen Wallace #502nd – Cody Willis #21Mini stock: 1st – Russel Duncan #442nd – Eddie Scarfo #283rd – Chantel RichardsBomber:1st – Chelsea Babcock #222nd – Matt Burdock #43rd – Clint Mason #3IMCA Modifieds:1st – AJ Everton #992nd – Dennis Wurst #713rd – Matt Richards #924th – Al Scarfo #93Sunday:Mini sprint junior:1st – Colten Beaumont #99Mini sprint senior:1st – Keagen Wallace #502nd – Wyatt Graham #143rd – Tyson LeClerc #12Mini stock:1st – Jesse Wasseneer #482nd – Daric McDonnel #103rd – Russel Duncan #44Bomber:1st – Matt Burdock #42nd – Chelsea Babcock #223rd – Clint Mason #3IMCA Modifieds: 1st – Dennis Wurst #712nd – AJ Everton #993rd – Matt Richards #924th – Aaron Tubbs #77Up next for Taylor Speedway is the Lazer Edge Mini Challenge on July 14th and 15th.last_img read more

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AMGEN backing is risky business

first_imgThat’s the odd situation surrounding Sunday’s AMGEN Tour of California that finished its seven-stage bike race in Long Beach – Cuba’s Ivan Dominguez of Toyota Racing and the coronation of Discovery Channel’s Levi Leipheimer as overall champ – at virtually the same spot where the much louder Grand Prix starts and finishes every year. Less noise, fewer fuel emissions, more controversy. “We suspected there were people taking EPO for reasons other than what it’s intended for,” said Mary Klem, director of corporate communications for AMGEN. “This is a vital medicine for the seriously ill, and if you’re fortunate you’ll never need it. “We’re not trying to market the product. But it was a meaningful way to let people know about the company and what (EPO) is really used for, and deal with the (use in cycling).” AMGEN’s role may only get larger. It may become the sponsor of its own team, perhaps the one owned by Armstrong’s Tailwind Company, which is losing its title sponsor (Discovery) next year. Leipheimer rides for Discovery, which is still the best of all the U.S.-based teams. If this race continues to grow in stature, it could eventually become an official part of the International Cycling Union (ICU) tour. Organizers (AEG) may grow the event to ten stages next year, and it has talked to the pro circuit about joining the tour, perhaps as soon as 2009. Clearly, though, it’s an issue that won’t go away. Italy’s Ivan Basso withdrew from last year’s Tour de France when his name came up in a blood doping scandal that is still evolving (Basso now rides for Discovery). Floyd Landis won last year’s Tour de France, then tested positive for high levels of testosterone and was disqualified. There are a lot of things to like about high end cycling. It ranks just behind soccer as a world sport, with storied races like Tour of Flanders and the three major races in France, Italy and Spain. The competition is intense and features as many crashes as a NASCAR race, and it is a race conducted in stages that presents multiple winners in a single event. The AMGEN Tour drew large crowds all week long in its run from San Francisco, with stops in-between in Sausalito, Seaside and Solvang, to Long Beach. Here, the crowd was a bit bunched at the finish, understandable since the circuit course closing the race is the least exciting of any tour. It’s usually a formality for the leader coming in, Leipheimer had a 21 second edge on the field coming in and just had to stay upright Sunday. Having an official tour stop in California makes sense, as does having it finish in along Ocean Blvd. and Shoreline Drive. Whether having the company that makes the product that is the bane of cycling is a good idea remains the concern. For their part, AMGEN officials would do anything to increase vigilance against drug use in cycling. There was supposed to be EPO testing last year but it slipped through the hands of the race organizer and the ICU, much to AMGEN’s displeasure. This year, twice as many riders were tested than usual for a major ICU event. Klem said AMGEN would love to see every rider tested during the course of the event, and it would contribute whatever is needed to make it so. Say what you want about AMGEN’s title, it would be nice if Major League Baseball had the same attitude. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMGEN Tour: Long Beach Imagine if you attended a Dodgers or Angels game and the public address system announced that “Today’s Major League Baseball game is brought to you by BALCO.” You would be shocked. Unless you were Barry Bonds or Vincent Conte, in which case you’d be wondering why you weren’t getting a cut of the endorsement money. center_img AMGEN is a cutting edge biotech company that in 1991 went public with a drug called Epogen (Epoetin alfa), known on the cycling street as EPO, that has been a boon to people suffering from kidney disease. The drug also happens to be the performance-enhancing drug of choice for international cyclists worldwide because of its oxygen-enriching properties. EPO or derivatives of it was considered the cause of death or more than a dozen European cyclists in the early ’90s, and it’s been the bane of international cycling for almost a decade. It was the source material in a 1998 scandal in which a team was dismissed from the Tour de France after a team attach was caught with a truckload of drugs, and its what Euro journalists claim Lance Armstrong was on when he buried the Tour de France field seven straight years. So this sort of sounds like Marlboro sponsoring a hospital’s lung cancer ward. AMGEN viewed it as an opportunity. To be fair, the drug was still going through clinical trials when the deaths occurred, and it was believed the source drug came from labs in Europe. I did a story on AMGEN in another journalistic life in 1990 and the doctors at the company were chagrin and bothered that what they had created to save lives had become a sports designer drug. Sponsoring the most high-profile cycling race in this country was a matter of taking the issue head-on. last_img read more

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Council postpones vote on Whole Foods Market

first_imgBURBANK – With one member absent, the City Council postponed a decision to reconsider a contentious proposal for a Whole Foods Market in the Rancho equestrian district. Mayor Todd Campbell was on a business trip in Washington, D.C., and could not make the Tuesday night meeting, at which developer Tom Davies was slated to pitch a scaled-down 40,000-square-foot store at 901W.Alameda Ave. Developer representatives did not appear at the meeting. The council voted 3-1 to continue the hearing Tuesday, with Councilman David Gordon dissenting. On Feb.20, a 3-2 council majority rejected a 52,000-square-foot version of the organic grocery store, but the refusal won’t be final until the panel formalizes the decision in a resolution – usually a formality. When the council considered the project, Councilman David Golonski and some opponents objected to the store’s size, and the developer reduced it to 52,340 square feet. Davies had said the market could not be any smaller, but Golonski, who suggested paring the building down to 40,000 square feet, held firm and eventually voted against it. Both sides have said a smaller market would not have much impact on the traffic that the store could generate. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But in a surprise move rarely seen in City Hall, the Westlake Village-based developer last week proposed a last-minute reduction in size that he hoped could sway at least one council member. Opponents say the store, proposed in a neighborhood of ranchettes with backyard stables, could create a traffic nightmare. At Tuesday’s hearing, they wore buttons that read “Whole Fraud” and insisted remaining council members adopt a resolution denying the project. “The vote is due, and you really owe it to the community,” area resident Bill Luddy said. Davies originally planned a 60,000-square-foot store with two levels of underground parking on the 76,000-square-foot site at Alameda Avenue and Main Street now occupied by an office building. last_img read more

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Luis Suarez biting ban: Barcelona striker’s appeal to be heard next week

first_imgBarcelona new boy Luis Suarez will have his appeal against a four-month ban for biting heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week.The striker, who completed his £75m switch from Liverpool last month, will present his case at the CAS headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, August 8.Suarez was suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) agreed to deal with his appeal as an ‘express hearing’ so that a decision is reached before the start of the Spanish season.Barcelona are also asking CAS to allow Suarez to train with his team-mates for the duration of any ban – under the FIFA ban he is not permitted even to enter a training ground.The sanction imposed by FIFA on Suarez also includes a nine-month international ban from playing for Uruguay.FIFA’s appeals committee rejected an appeal in mid-July but the ban did not prevent Suarez moving from Liverpool to Barcelona.If Suarez’s four-month ban stands, he would be in line to make his debut in the El Clasico against Real Madrid on the weekend of October 25.The international players’ union FIFPro has claimed that the terms of the ban infringes Suarez’s right to work.A statement issued in June said: “The fact that Suarez is prohibited from working for a long period must be addressed as it directly infringes his right to work. Luis Suarez deserves all the support he needs including legal support in the appeal case in order to achieve a reduction of the sanctions.” 1 Luis Suarez last_img read more

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Ivan Toner wins St Paul’s Church 5k

first_img101 runners and walkers took part in the road race and walk for St Pauls Churchsenior menThe following are the various category winners as well as the times of the overall competitors.1 Ivan Toner 16.062 Liam Doherty 16.453 Kieran Crawford 16.57 Senior Ladies1 Sinead Peoples 19.452 Jane Mc Ginley 19.283 Danielle McNamee21.22Master men 0/401 Gordon Reid 17.362 Ben George 22.58 Master men 0/50Manus peoples 21.14Master men 0/60Richard Raymond 21.28Master women 0/40 Marion Kerr 21.54Master women 0/50Suzette Borland 24.50Master women 0/60 Mary O’Donnell 31.29Wheelchair1 Karol Doherty 20.25Junior maleAiden Connelly 22.28Junior ladiesDaisy Wheeler 25.484 Ivan Toner 16.0634 Liam Doherty 16.452 Kieran Crawford 16.5740 Paddy Ryan 17.043 Gordan Reid 17.36 M406 Aidan Connolly 17.5867 John Whoriskey 17.1841 Paul Gamble 19.2229 Sinead Peoples 19.255 Jane mcGinley 19.2837 Karol Doherty20.25 20.2566 Curley Coyle 20.3668 Kevin Coyle 21.0535 Manus Peoples 21.1451 Eamon Kerr 21.1628 Danielle McNamee 21.2216 Richard Raymond 21.2818 Marion Kerr 21.5420 Jimmy McBride 21.5523 Francis Diver 22.0665 Joe Coyle 22.0742 John Ward 22.2100 Owen Connolly 22.3439 Craig Alcorn 22.3426 Billy McMahon 22.3960 Frank McGettigan 22.4299 David Fisher 22.4812 Lisa O’Donnell 22.5322 Ben George 22.5863 Cormac O’Kane 23.0217 Brian Duffy 23.2130 Nicolette Cullen 24.0429 Wendy Nitsche 24.0545 Tanya Jacob 24.0632 Edward Swenney 24.1576 Sophie Kelly 24.2533 Edward Diver 24.3249 Thomas McHugh 24.4862 Liam Creagh 24.2158 Suzette Borland 24.5861 Barry Creagh 25.0477 Christopher Callaghan 25.1336 Collette Peoples 25.199 Jack Mailey 25.3614 Shane martin 25.437 Daisy Wheeler 25.4811 Mathew mailey 25.496 Ciara Mailey 25.4915 John Boyce 25.5527 Catherine Blakey 25.5764 Malachy O’Kane 26.1247 Derek Edwards 26.313 Sara Martin 26.385 Paul Buchanan 26.5486 Jamie Callaqghan 27.081 Hilary Moore 27.2450 KevinMcFadden 27.3438 Gerard Sharkey 27.4948 Dorothy McHugh 27.559 Daniel Borland 27.5270 Jean McGlinchy 27.5375 Martina McBrearty 28.3943 Norman Irwin 29.256 Teressa Coll 29.2210 Sinead McCahill 29.328 Molly Wheeler 29.3269 Noreen Sharkey 30.3125 Nancy Gallagher 30.5224 Mary O’Donnell 31.2971 Alice McConnell 21.3853 Desmond Brownlie 32.3873 Linda Crerand 33.4346 Jackie Edwards 34.267472 Victoria McConnell 34.5544 Lee Jacob 34.5596 Christine Stewart 39.4357 Denise Coll 41.0298 Lynn Wilson 41.3Ivan Toner wins St Paul’s Church 5k was last modified: July 21st, 2016 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:5kIvan TonerSt Paul’s Churchlast_img read more

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NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgRenowned clarinettist Evan Christopher leads Django à la Créole in aninspiring fusion of Gypsy swing with hot rhythms from the streets ofNew Orleans, the Caribbean, Cuba and Brazil at an intimate gig atLetterkenny’s Regional Culture Centre on Wednesday night.Don’t miss it.This quartet has already played sell-put gigs across the Uk andIreland as part of its 2012 tour.Steeped in the tradition of early jazz masters, Django à la Créolecelebrates the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt and enlivensswing-era classics with fresh interpretations and virtuosicimprovisation. Describing the style,  Evan Christopher said recently “…plays aDjango Reinhardt tune and adds New Orleans flavours or takes a NewOrleans tune and Django-ises it”.As well as Christopher, Django à la Créole is acclaimed musiciansrhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie, David Blenkhorn, solo guitar and bassistSebastien GirardotTheir first CD, Django à la Créole was released to critical acclaim inNew Orleans during the 25th anniversary of the famous French QuarterFestival and the quartet’s second album  ‘Finesse’ was the 2010 SundayTimes jazz album of the year.Django à la Créole: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Wednesday17th  October 8pm. Tickets 12/10 euro. Booking:07491 20777 NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 15th, 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:NEW ORLEANS SWING WITH DJANGO à la CRÉOLE IN ETTERKENNYlast_img read more

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MURPHY AND CO FUEL UP AT SANDWICH CO!

first_imgThe boys are ready to go!Soldiers can’t go to war on an empty stomach!So some of Donegal’s warriors are obviously packing up ahead of Sunday’s big game against Tyrone. Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, David Walsh and Gary McFadden were all spotted having lunch at the Sandwich Company in Letterkenny today.The boys had planned a quiet lunch but were surrounded by well-wishers at the restaurant at Forte Lynne Retail Park.Needless to say, despite being tempted, the boys passed on dessert.They are waiting to dish out their just desserts to Mickey’s Harte’s men at MacCumhaill Park!  MURPHY AND CO FUEL UP AT SANDWICH CO! was last modified: May 24th, 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:donegalMichael MurphySANDWICH COMPANYTyronelast_img read more

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