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Detroit’s Griffin has bone bruise, to be evaluated in a week

first_imgSimmons’ triple-double paces Sixers to 9th straight win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Pistons acquired Griffin in January in a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. Detroit is five games behind Milwaukee for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.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 View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) takes a shot while warming up for a NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons say star forward Blake Griffin has a bone bruise on his right ankle and will be evaluated again in a week.Griffin was scratched from Thursday night’s win over Washington and had an MRI that night. The Pistons say a timetable for his return will be provided “as appropriate” — Detroit’s playoff chances are slim, and the regular-season finale is April 11.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

‘GOL Responsible for Victoria’s Death’

first_imgAttorney Kofi Woods calls for comprehensive investigations of the Nov. 17, 2018 electoral violence to bring the perpetrators to bookHuman Rights Lawyer Samuel Koffi Woods has declared that the government of Liberia is responsible for the death of Victoria Zayzay, the young mother-to-be who was incarcerated by police following a dispute with a neighbor and who was hours later found “unconscious” in her cell but later pronounced dead on arrival at Redemption Hospital outside Monrovia.“The Liberian government is responsible for the death of twenty-one year Victoria Zayzay, and her unborn baby found dead in police custody in which an autopsy report described the death as ‘uncertain,’” said Atty. Woods. Speaking at Victoria’s funeral last Thursday at the Bethel Church in Lower Virginia, outside Monrovia, Atty. Woods said the failure of the government to find the cause of Ms. Zayzay’s death is an indication that it is time for Liberian women to mount pressure on the government to bring the perpetrator to justice.Attorney Woods who is the head of the legal team of the late Victoria Zayzay said the failure of the Liberia National Police and the Ministry of Justice to establish how Victoria died should be enough for the heads of the two agencies of government to be dismissed.Young Zayzay died under mysterious circumstances in police custody on October 21, 2015. She was arrested on October 20 at about 6:30 p.m. by police officers and charged with simple assault and was placed in the female holding cell of Zone-6/Depot-1 Police Station on Hotel Africa Road in Virginia. According to the commander, a few hours later, Victoria was found unconscious in the cell, with her lappa tied to the cell gate around her neck. She was found in a sitting position and leaning against the cell gate with her head bent, resting on her chest. Police claimed she was hurriedly removed from the cell and rushed to Redemption Hospital for medical attention, but was pronounced dead on arrival.Police later claimed she committed suicide, which her family rejected as impossible, gaining support across the country.The Liberian government brought in a Ghanaian pathologist, Dr. E. K. Wiredu, who after extensive examination of the body concluded the cause of death as “Not Determined.”Continuing his statement, Attorney Woods said: “Gone are the days when the government would not accept responsibility for its failure to protect the Liberian people.”In a somber mood, Woods said he had hoped for … hundreds of Liberians and their organizations to join women advocacy groups to demand justice for Victoria.He called on Liberians to support the victim’s family in seeking justice so that Liberians can go to bed in peace; so that they won’t fear being raped and killed.“If there is justice for the rich,” Woods stated, “there must be justice for the poor.”Pointing out that those responsible for the death of Victoria are still in the employ of the government, Woods called on Liberians to be aware that Victoria’s experience is Liberia’s tragedy.Making reference to the autopsy report that described the cause of death as undetermined, Woods said “this happens to too many persons and Liberians must call an end to it.”He meanwhile called on the government to produce an autopsy report that would state the cause(s) of Victoria’s death.In her statement, Mrs. Bernice Freeman of Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET) said the government is responsible for Victoria’s death since she died while in the custody of the Liberia National Police.Mrs. Freeman challenged the government to find those responsible for Victoria’s death within two weeks.“It’s time that Liberian women stand up and ensure that Victoria’s killers are prosecuted for their action,” she said, and vowed that Liberian women would not be deterred and would not rest until justice prevails for Victoria.The late Victoria was buried at the Brewerville Cemetery. The director and lead investigator of the Independent Human Rights Investigators, (IHRI), Adama Dempster, told journalists last Wednesday that suspicious deaths have emerged as another trend in Liberia, creating fear and insecurity among Liberians and other residents. He urged the government to provide security and improve on the status of the country’s human rights in the wake of UNMIL’s drawdown.Other human rights advocates that have been instrumental in the search for justice for Victoria Zayzay are Liberia Independent Advocate for Human Rights (LIAHR) and the Advocacy Movement for Montserrado County. Victoria was born June 29, 1994. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Zayzay of Virginia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NAREI is a base for Guyana’s agri-policy – Minister Holder

first_imgThe two-day conference of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) opened on Monday at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA), under the theme “Agriculture: Guyana’s Pathway to a Green Economy”.Addressing the gathering at the opening of the conference, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said the agriculture sector was faced with significant challenges that required solutions based on research and innovation.Research, he said, plays an integral role in providing a sound base for the development and implementation of Guyana’s agricultural policy. “In particular, research can provide the knowledge base for taking decisions and long-termA section of those who participated in NAREI’s Research Conference at the Guyana School of Agriculture, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara4planning that are needed to cope with the challenges. Research by 2030 and beyond will play a key role in improving the sustainability and diversity of our food systems, finding solutions for wastage and reducing the global loss of biodiversity, which is nearly 60 per cent.”Minister Holder said that Guyana’s future research agenda must give priority to sustainable and inclusive economic development. Targeted research will help to address the challenges of food production, management of natural resources and a balanced development of coastland and hinterland areas.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that the Minister added that the Ministry must continue to build research and innovation capacity for lower performing regions. Each region has its own competitive advantage; therefore, he said the Ministry must capitalise on these to expand agriculture in each region. For instance, in Region One (Pomeroon-Supenaam), the spices – turmeric, nutmeg, black pepper and ginger – have been successful, and in Region Nine (Upper Essequibo), mangoes, peanuts, cattle, small ruminants and orchard crops prosper.“Don’t limit your research to just fresh produce. Just as you did by adding value with establishing a spice factory, let us target the high-value, low-volume products…Our researchers and scientists must be futuristic. As Guyana emerges as a major oil and gas producer, we must think transformative in our research,” Minister Holder urged.NAREI’s Board Chairman, Dr Patrick Chesney reiterated the Institute’s commitment to support research in all of the ten administrative regions of Guyana. “It is my intention as Chairman of the Board to take to the Board a measure of the installation and wise use of cooperative and collaborative research and extension infrastructural programmes in all of our regions.”NAREI’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Oudho Homenauth noted that while the Institute’s development programmes have been reoriented from time to time on the basis of national and global changes, new challenges confronted today to warrant a renewed concept of agriculture.The conference focused on topics such as  the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), hinterland agriculture – Guyana’s new agriculture frontier, climate-smart practices, improving production and productivity, green agriculture practices, and agriculture health and food safety issues.Among those who are participating in the two-day conference are farmers and representatives of farmers’ organisations and agriculture agencies.last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP looking for assistance in gun fire incident

first_imgShortly before 3 a.m. this morning Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a gun shot in the parking lot of a motel in the 9700 block of Alaska Road South. As officers arrived at the scene they discovered blood, broken glass, and eventually a victim as the investigation continued.The individual was suffering from superficial injuries however they were not related to the shot.Police are under the impression that this was a targeted incident as the victim is known to the RCMP and is not cooperating with the investigation.- Advertisement -Officers are asking anyone who may have information on the incident, or was near the scene at the time to call them at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Conte stirs Mourinho feud with handshake snub

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea boss Antonio Conte (right) and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline at Stamford Bridge in London.LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stirred up his feud with Jose Mourinho by ignoring the Manchester United boss at the end of his side’s vital 1-0 victory on Sunday.Conte and Mourinho have traded barbs on several occasions this season and only this week the Italian claimed it was a miracle Chelsea managed to win the Premier League last season given the mess he inherited from Mourinho. The United manager, twice sacked by Chelsea despite winning the English title three times, had irked Conte by criticising his habit of complaining about injuries this season.Conte responded to that jibe by telling Mourinho to stop talking about his former club.And, after Alvaro Morata’s 55th minute header handed Mourinho a third successive defeat at Stamford Bridge, there was no sign of a thaw in the relationship.Conte raced onto the pitch to celebrate with his players and fans instead of shaking hands with Mourinho, who waited on the touchline and spoke to several members of Chelsea’s coaching staff.Asked about the incident, Conte hinted his lack of respect for Mourinho was behind the snub.“It’s not important. It’s important to win the game. You have to have the respect on the pitch not outside the pitch,” Conte said.Mourinho, who has in the past refused to shake hands with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, insisted he had done all he could to instigate a handshake with Conte.“You don’t want me to chase him into the middle of the pitch,” he said.“I shook hands with the people who are there (on the touchline). I think one of them was his brother, his assistant.“I feel I did my duty. I cannot go to chase him.“He doesn’t have to wait. There is no problem with it at all. You are always worried with these things.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

RETIRING TEACHERS GET GREAT SEND-OFF – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgPhotoo Back Row (l to r), Colm Toland, Chair Donegal C and C branch TUI, Sylvester Maguire, Hugh McGlynn, Terry McIntyre, Mr Gerry Craughwell, President TUI, Ms Annette Dolan, Deputy General Secretary TUI, Phillip Mulligan. Front Row (l to r) Damien Conlon, Betty McIntyre, Mary MulliganA number of long-serving teachers recently retired from their schools and were honoured by their fellow workers.Betty McIntyre and Mary Mulligan recently retired from teaching in Colaiste Colmcille, Ballyshannon, were honoured at a special function organised by the Teachers Union of Ireland in Castlegrove House in Letterkenny. Photo includes, Colm Toland, Chair Donegal C and C branch TUI, Mrs Isobel Gallagher, Dom Gallagher, Ms Annette Dolan, Deputy General Secretary TUI, Mr Gerry Craughwell, President TUI, , Mrs Rene Mulhern, Harry Reid, David Mulhern, Mrs Brenda Reid, Councillor John Campbell.Among other teachers who were also honoured included David Mulhern and Harry Reid  from Glenties Comprehensive School, who were honoured at a special function organised by the Teachers Union of Ireland in Castlegrove House, Letterkenny.RETIRING TEACHERS GET GREAT SEND-OFF – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 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:retirementteacherslast_img read more

CULTURE NIGHT SET TO BRING THE EMIGRANT’S HOUSE DOWN

first_imgTeach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann – the setting for the Culture NightTeach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann near Magheraroarty will host an eclectic mix of cultural, heritage and artistic endeavour for Culture Night on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. The event entitled ‘The Heritage of an Emigrant’s Home’ will consider the built heritage features of Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann with Dr. Fidelma Mullane, a vernacular architecture specialist and a member of the Board of the Heritage Council of Ireland.There will be music and song provided by Éist, a traditional group of young musicians from Cloughaneely. “Culture Night provides a great opportunity for people of all ages across the county to find out more about our culture and heritage. Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann provides an intimate venue and surroundings to hear about the built heritage of this traditional building” explains Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“This emigrant’s home will come to life with music, song and stories about its built heritage. The rich Irish language associated with the naming of different parts of the traditional home and its built heritage will also be explored. We encourage everyone to come along and find out more about the cultural heritage, traditional architecture and emigration from west Donegal.”Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann is an outstanding example of a rural traditional building from west Donegal that demonstrates the work of traditional craftsmen from the area.This free event is a unique opportunity for people to find out more about the vernacular architecture of the former combined byre-and-dwelling with its rope-thatched roof, its slate room addition and its ‘cailleach’ (bed outshot). Togra Fiontar agus Cultúr Uladh secured funding recently for the repair of aspects of the built heritage of the house including the quarried-slate roof on the ‘upper room’.The life and times of Micí Mac Gabhann (1865-1948), the former resident of the house will also be recalled.A seasonal labourer, Mac Gabhann worked on farms in ‘The Laggan’ and Scotland before ultimately emigrating to the United States to seek his fortune, however, unlike many of his contemporaries, he returned to Ireland to bring up his family.His life story was published as ‘Rotha Mór an tSaoil’ / ‘The Hard Road to Klondike’. The event is presented by County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council in association with Togra Fiontar agus Cultúr Uladh and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.CULTURE NIGHT SET TO BRING THE EMIGRANT’S HOUSE DOWN was last modified: September 17th, 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:Culture NightTeach Mhici Mhiclast_img read more

DRINK-DRIVING DONEGAL YOUTH WORKER ‘DID NOT HAVE DRIVING DUTIES’

first_imgA YOUTH organisation which employed a double drink driving youth worker says he didn’t have driving duties when he worked there.Joseph Quinn, from Chestnut Grove in Letterkenny, was banned for another three years this week after being stopped by Gardai at Trimragh, Manorcunningham on November 4 last year.Letterkenny District Court heard it was the second time Quinn had been convicted of drinking and driving. Charlene Logue, from the Donegal Youth Service, said today: “Mr. Joe Quinn was an employee of Donegal Youth Service in the autumn of 2012. He was engaged as a ‘Youth Information Support Worker’ under the Community Employment Scheme at the Youth Information Centre.“Joe was at no time expected to undertake any driving duties as part of his role within the organisation and the organisation was fully aware of his driving conviction, which in no way impacted on his ability to carry out his duties. Mr. Quinn’s contract came to an end in April 2013.”DRINK-DRIVING DONEGAL YOUTH WORKER ‘DID NOT HAVE DRIVING DUTIES’ was last modified: July 3rd, 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:DRINK-DRIVING DONEGAL YOUTH WORKER ‘DID NOT HAVE DRIVING DUTIES’last_img read more

Liverpool and Chelsea dealt huge blow in race to sign World Cup-winning superstar

first_img LIVING THE DREAM 1 RANKED However, the deal collapsed and it looked as though Chelsea were going to steal a march on their Premier League rivals.With the futures of Eden Hazard and Willian unclear, the Blues were reportedly interested in bringing the France international to Stamford Bridge after his World Cup heroics.Fekir is one of Lyon’s best players alongside Manchester United flop Memphis Depay and, according to L’Equipe, will be rewarded with a new deal.Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas has scheduled talks with the 25-year-old’s father in the hope terms can be thrashed out quickly. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Nabil Fekir looks set to reject the advances of Liverpool and Chelsea once again to remain in Ligue 1.The Lyon captain was strongly linked with a move to Anfield over the summer, with a deal for £50million agreed at one point. REVEALED center_img Fekir celebrates scoring against Manchester City at the Etihad targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fekir’s current contract is due to expire in June 2020 and the plan is to extend that by a further three years.The forward scored and played well against Manchester City in the recent Champions League fixture between the two sides, with Kopites pleading with Jurgen Klopp on Twitter to bring the playmaker to Merseyside.last_img read more

FORMER DONEGAL PLANNER WINS €25,000 AGAINST GOVERNMENT

first_imgThe Department of the Environment has agreed to a High Court order overturning its own findings of no evidence of wrongdoing in the planning department of Donegal County Council on dates mostly in the 1990s.It has also apologised to the former senior planner who made those claims and will pay him €25,000 damages.The apology was read in court on Friday to Gerard Convie, a senior planner with Donegal County Council until he resigned in 2007, arising from findings in the Department’s report put before the Dáil in June 2012 dimissing allegations by him of irregular planning decisions within the council. A lawyer for the council was prevented from making submissions in the case.The case is carried in its entirety in today’s Irish Times:http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/department-of-the-environment-apologises-and-pays-25-000-damages-to-former-planner-1.1429061FORMER DONEGAL PLANNER WINS €25,000 AGAINST GOVERNMENT was last modified: June 15th, 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:000 AGAINST GOVERNMENTFORMER DONEGAL PLANNER WINS €25last_img read more