MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson READ: SMC group stands by Narvasa, questions move by ‘renegade’ PBA governorsThe anti-Narvasa side, meanwhile, said that they are not supporting his renewal simply to “prevent the futile exercise of one proposing his which needs eight affirmative votes, which obviously Narvasa will not get given the non-support of a greater majority.”“Mr. Narvasa clearly knows that his term is on a yearly basis as this is contained in the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board as well as when he assumed the post of COO which has a term limit of one year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “If the Commissioner really loves the PBA and the Public as he conveniently espouses, he may make the supreme sacrifice of voluntarily stepping down to prevent a division of the Board and stalled basketball operations,” the statement also read. “Maybe with his ultimate sacrifice the public will forget the past and give honor to his act of leaving the post.”READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principle The MVP bloc, spearheaded by TNT, NLEX, and Meralco, together with Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater filed a motion to no longer endorse the renewal of Narvasa’s term as the league commissioner in a special board meeting on Thursday.The other five teams namely San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, meanwhile, threw their support behind Narvasa and insisted that he remains the commissioner in their own joint statement.Later in the day, Narvasa called a press conference and said that he is willing to resign, but he wants the to be followed and for those calling for his ouster to explain what “loss of confidence is constituted.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “Regrettably, Narvasa, in clinging to the position, is using the current situation to divide the Board to the detriment of the PBA and the public,” the statement read.READ: Narvasa insists he’s ‘always ensured parity in all decisions’ 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“It pains us that in order to remove the heat from him, Narvasa conveniently uses other issues to divert the real situation that a majority of the Board including the public do not want his continued stay. With his continued defiance, there will be a situation that the PBA will not be able to operate since any act of the Commissioner needs the affirmative support of a majority of the Board which he regrettably doesn’t have.”The governors then encouraged Narvasa just resign from his position. Thompson, Durant lead Warriors past injury-riddled Spurs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal Incoming PBA chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe seven governors calling for Chito Narvasa’s ouster stood firm in their plea to have the PBA commissioner leave his post.In a joint statement released Friday morning, the seven governors expressed their sadness that the issue has clearly drawn battle lines in what was once a united boardroom.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.“Maybe some junior event,” he said. “It’s good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it’s ever going to get for you.”The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It’s a recipe for not making many putts.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen 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 Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.“It’s unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,” Fowler said. “They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there’s some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone’s playing the same greens.”It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.“It’s very relentless,” List said. “There’s not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.”List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36- hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.“It’s kind of irrelevant because there’s going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,” List said. “It’s going to be that type of week.”He was exaggerating — there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.And there was another guy four shots behind.Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That’s where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn’t clear the water.He went with the 5-iron.“I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,” Wood said.It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.“I’m in a good spot — really good spot — going into this week,” Thomas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This is a difficult golf course right now,” Woods said. “Making pars is a good thing. I’ve done that, and I’m right there with a chance.”And he has plenty of company. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Dear Editor,Finance Minister Winston Jordan has pawned the remaining working assets belonging to the Guyana Sugar Corporation for $30 billion; and while the promise is to keep the industry open, this is not the case.The announcement by Government that it had found $30 billion to invest in the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt estates cannot be taken at face value, since this is a $30 billion loan on top of the more than $80 billion the company is claimed to already owe.I wish to draw a quick reference to the adage, ‘all that glitters is not gold.’ The Granger Administration, this past week, announced that it had secured $30 billion to be invested in the remaining three estates in order to return them to profitability.The devil is in the details. What the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) has in fact secured is a pawnbroker in the form of Republic Bank.The loan for the sugar industry is what we call a syndicated loan. What this means is that Republic Bank has agreed to manage a loan portfolio as against lending GuySuCO its customers’ money.The bank is not lending GuySuCo anything. What the bank has found is a set of persons who are going to put in some money, to be repaid within a short space of time.A school child would be able to tell that the sugar industry is facing financial difficulties as is, and so pawning off all of its assets in hopes that one bright idea would be forthcoming out of Congress Place is in itself a not-so-bright idea.A syndicated loan is one wherein the bank finds persons or companies with money willing to be put into a venture, and the bank in turn ensures that the syndicated loan is repaid as a priority out of any revenue stream.What this will mean for GuySuCo—a company already struggling to pay its basic bills—is that it will soon begin to default on those loans.There is no doubt the bank will ensure that such a risky transaction is insulated as best as possible, and this would mean Government guarantees and high interest rates.Is the sailor Minister Jordan making a bad situation worse, or have we caught wind of skullduggery at epic proportions? The announcement came at a time when the national gaze is on the oil and gas industry. I predict that, in the very near future, the sugar company will begin to default on its payments to Republic Bank, since there is only so much cost cutting you can do before having to actually shut down. You have already sent home thousands of workers and closed a number of estates. Without a comprehensive strategy for the industry, the David Granger Administration has now pawned out the only three remaining sugar estates, and when the company is unable to repay on its loan, Republic Bank will take the assets and sell them off as scrap in order to pay off the loan, ‘end of story.’This obtains even as the Government continues to sell out large plots of GuySuCo cane lands, and instead of investing the earnings into saving the industry, the PNC government has laid its cards on the table: not only will the industry be closed, but the factories will be sold as scrap metal.You remember what happened to the thousands of sugar workers who were fired in January this year? They are still to be provided with some form of alternative source of income or employment.What is going is like a fire-sale of GuySuCo, and what’s left abandoned will simply be sold as scrap metal — the end of a long and proud era of modern Guyanese history.Sincerely,Dr Peter Ramsaroop
talkSPORT brought Vinnie Jones and Paul Gascoigne back together – 30 years after they produced one of the most iconic images in football history.The legendary pair were the latest guests on our brilliant series, Re:United, and discussed the infamous ‘ball grab’ moment, what followed for both men and the struggles – and successes – they have had in their lives. Split into two shows, the second part aired on Sunday and you can listen to the podcast below…Miss part one? You can also listen to that below…
2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Pennant’s wife Alice Goodwin is worried he’s returning to his old tricks Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Jermaine Pennant had all the talent needed to reach the top of football but he never quite reached the heights expected of him.Still, he had a pretty decent career – you’ve got to have something about you to make more than 200 appearances in the Premier League. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense latest revealed BEST OF The high point of Pennant’s career was probably when he played for Liverpool in the 2007 Champions League final.The Reds lost the game 2-1 to AC Milan but Pennant played well, causing all sorts of problems for the Serie A side’s star-studded defence which featured the likes of Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta.Pennant’s Liverpool career officially came to an end in June 2009 when he moved to Spanish side Real Zaragoza. He returned to the Premier League with Stoke in 2010 but then somewhat disappeared from the scene.Throughout his career, he developed a reputation as a playboy footballer and shot back to fame earlier this year when he released his autobiography Mental: Bad Behaviour and the Beautiful Game. LATEST It lifted the lid on all the various escapades he got up to earlier in his career including a Monopoly game he played with team-mates in relation to women they had had sex with.The former winger explained in his autobiography: “It worked like this. If I slept with any girl and then any of the other lads slept with her afterwards, they would have to pay me “rent”: if she was Mayfair, they would have to pay me £100; for Old Kent Road it would be £14.”With his football career now finished, Pennant has been publicising the book and appearing on numerous shows, including Celebrity Big Brother.His latest surprise TV appearance came on The Jeremy Kyle Show, with Pennant shocking viewers by explaining some of his antics as a footballer . gameday cracker Pennant was so close to becoming a Champions League winner Most Popular Football News Our exclusive with @pennant83 and @xAliceGoodwinx is tomorrow. You do NOT want to miss it… pic.twitter.com/RxPjPlaa1c— The Jeremy Kyle Show (@itvjeremykyle) October 18, 2018Pennant, 35, was also asked to to take a lie detector test to find out if he had been unfaithful to his wife, Alice Goodwin, who appeared alongside him on the show.That came following his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the summer, when he was accused of flirting with fellow house-mate Chloe Ayling.Pennant refused to do the test on the show, however, but said he would only take a lie detector test “behind closed doors”.Hopefully Jermaine and Alice can work everything out! Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update ITV Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Local and federal authorities in Michigan, California, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia and Mississippi arrested 30 people, including one suspect in Los Angeles, officials said. Two suspects remained at large, authorities said. The BMF group was founded by brothers Terry and Demetrius Flenory, who began trafficking crack while in high school in the 1980s, according to the DEA. The ring expanded into a multimillion dollar criminal enterprise. “The BMF was a sophisticated drug smuggling and money laundering organization led by brothers that operated in 11 states and had direct links to Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations,” DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy said in a statement. “For too many years, these drug dealers have poisoned our streets and cast shadows of fear across our communities.” Federal authorities announced Friday they have broken up a cocaine-trafficking ring that laundered more than $270 million over 15 years in an operation that stretched from Michigan to California and Florida. The organization had ties to the rap music industry, and its two leaders have appeared in rap videos, said Robert L. Corso, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency in Detroit. The gang was known on the streets as the “Black Mafia Family,” Corso said. “They were in fact just another group of thugs who brought fear, intimidation and violence to the streets of Detroit,” he said. The investigation is part of the DEA’s “Street Light Initiative.” The initiative was created in June when the DEA led “Operation Silent Night.” That investigation led to the arrest of 23 members of the Vineland Boys Street gang in North Hollywood and Burbank. The suspects face charges that include conspiracy, drug possession with intent to deliver and money laundering, according to a federal grand jury indictment. U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy said local and federal authorities have been after the ring since 2000 but recently were able to pull several old cases together from different states.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) – Bethany Hamilton, the teen surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack two years ago, said she’s finally getting attention for catching waves. “A lot of people don’t really think I can surf, but I like to show them what I can do,” Hamilton, 15, said after braving the pounding surf. “It definitely makes me known as a surfer.” She lost her qualifying heat in the Roxy Pro women’s surfing competition Friday, behind Honolulu’s Carissa Moore, but ahead of two other experienced surfers. Hamilton was happy with her performance as she glided through 12-foot waves, scoring 12.93 out of a possible 20 points, just short of Moore’s 14 points. She has been surfing competitively since she was 11. In 2003, she lost her left arm in a shark attack off Kauai, Hawaii.
A serving member of the Irish Defence Forces has pleaded guilty to possessing explosive substances at an apartment in Burnfoot.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy appearing at Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)Mark Cassidy will be sentenced at Letterkenny District Court today after pleading guilty to two charges yesterday. Cassidy, who is originally from Derry, pleaded guilty to the offenses which took place at Grianan Vale, Ballyderowen, Burnfoot on February 17th last.Cassidy pleaded guilty to both possessing shotgun cartridges without a firearms certificate and also possession of an explosive substance, namely an improvised explosive device.Cassidy, who is in his late 20s, has been in custody since being arrested by Gardai in a swoop on the address in Burnfoot.An early court appearance heard how Cassidy holds the rank of ‘private’ in the Defence Forces but is currently in disability benefit.Barrister Peter Nolan said his client wanted the matters to be dealt with as quickly as possible.Judge Matthew Deery put the case in for today for sentence.SOLDIER TO BE SENTENCED TODAY FOR POSSESSING EXPLOSIVES IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 16th, 2014 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:BurnfootdonegalexplosivesIrish Defence ForcesMARK CASSIDY
Former Finn Harps striker Sean McCarron has admitted he would love to go back to Finn Park and would jump at the chance of a return if the opportunity arose. McCarron left Finn Harps in the off season and joined then Irish League champions Cliftonville FC.McCarron admitted it was tough to leave Harps but felt the opportunity to move to the Belfast club was just too good to turn down. However, the move turned sour and McCarron now regrets making the switch to Solitude.In an exclusive interview with Donegal Daily, McCarron revealed his ambition to return to Finn Park.McCarron said, “Look from the outside looking in it probably looks terrible, Harps are flying and I’m making noises about going back now things didn’t work out for me at Cliftonville.“But I genuinely loved every minute I spent at Harps and it’s a great club. “I had three great seasons there and I loved working under Ollie last season.“I didn’t get to play up front as much as I would’ve liked and I was frustrated, but I still enjoyed the season and the FAI cup run we went on.“But when Cliftonville came in for me in January it was just too good a move for me to turn down.“I felt it was a great opportunity for me and I was so excited by the move.However, the move quickly turned sour, McCarron found game time hard with goal machine Joe Gormley and David McDaid leading the line to great effect. Cliftonville also endured a difficult season, having won back-to-back titles they’re season hit the buffers early and they were out of the title race early.It didn’t help McCarron that he joined a club that was in somewhat of a mini-crisis after years of incredible success.McCarron said, “It was tough up there, Cliftonville have some top, top players and it was hard for me to establish myself.“I felt I done well in a number of games, but I never really got a run in the team and didn’t feel I got a fair crack at it, so I’ve opted to leave the club. So what next for McCarron, the supremely talented Derry man is an undoubted class act.His stunning goal at Tolka Park was Harps goal of the season and he is a match-winner on his day, so could he see himself back at Finn Park.“Look as I said I love the club and had a great spell there, there’s a great bunch of lads there and as I said i loved working under Ollie and James last season.“If Ollie wanted me to come back I’d absolutely jump at the opportunity to go back, and it’s not because Harps are top, it’s because I should never have left the club in the first place.“I’ve got unfinished business at the club and I’d love to go back at some stage again and prove what I’m all about.MCCARRON – “I MADE A MISTAKE LEAVING HARPS, AND I’D LOVE TO GO BACK was last modified: May 7th, 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:Finn Harps FCnewsSean McCarronSport
Deputy Charlie McConalogue is calling for a National Driving Licence Service Centre for Inishowen. Drivers on the peninsula are having to drive to Letterkenny to the NDLS centre there apply for or renew their licences.Deputy McConalogue explained, “Since the new driving licence application was set up in 2013, motorists on the Inishowen peninsula have been driving to Letterkenny to apply for or renew their licences. While the NDLS system makes sense, there are only 34 centres in the country and counties like Donegal, which have a huge geographical spread, are at a major disadvantage”. The locations of the National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) centres were decided on the basis that 95% of the population would be within 50km of a centre. The Road Safety Authority says this is in line with other comparable services such as the NCT and Driver Theory Test.“There is an argument to be made for an NDLS centre in Inishowen as more than 50% of the population lives more than 50km from Letterkenny. In fact, residents in Carndonagh, Malin and Culdaff have to travel well over 60km to get to Letterkenny.“I highlighted the need for an NDLS centre in Inishowen in a recent Parliamentary Question to the Transport Minister; however Minister Ross refused to take responsibility for this issue and referred it to the Road Safety Authority.“This is a State service and the responsibility in my opinion ultimately lies with Minister Ross. The Public Services Centre in Carndonagh offers excellent facilities in the peninsula and would make an ideal location for a National Driving Licence Service centre. I will continue to press the Minister on this important issue”, concluded Deputy McConalogue. Call made for Driving Licence Centre for Inishowen was last modified: November 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)