Governor’s Cup to play washout games

first_imgAll washout games are being played at the Kone Tigers field.In the first match, Spiders defeated Hurricanes 8-0.The next two games were forfeited after the teams failed to turn up on time to play.Tournament director, Billy Aki said the draws for the weekend will be finalised after the completion of the washout games this afternoon.The grand finals will be played this Sunday at the Kone Tigers oval.last_img

Canelo Alvarez says he’ll fight Rocky Fielding next at super middleweight

first_imgCanelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Canelo Alvarez says he will move up to 168 pounds for his next fight against Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 in New York.Alvarez made the announcement on his social media accounts Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) won two middleweight title belts last month with a razor-thin majority decision over Gennady Golovkin.Instead of pursuing a third fight with Golovkin, Alvarez will move up to super middleweight in an attempt to win a world title in a third weight class. He will challenge Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs), an unsung English fighter who holds the secondary version of the WBA title after winning his last six bouts.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 ChrissAlvarez and Golovkin fought to a draw in September 2017. Alvarez hasn’t lost in his last nine bouts since September 2013. View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard sits out Toronto’s preseason home debut Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Establishment of Rights Commissions achievable

first_imgPresident David Granger has said the establishment of the four rights commissions is achievable with the full cooperation of the Opposition by the end of this year and reiterated his commitment to meaningful consultations with the political Opposition to see this process through.The President was at the time responding to questions posed by a reporter during the recording of his weekly programme ‘The Public Interest’.The Commissions are the Women and Gender Equality Commission, the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission, the Rights of the Child Commission, the Human Rights Commission and the Ethnic Relations Commission.“Each Minister is aware of the person in the Opposition with whom he or she has to deal on matters of State policy… It is just a matter of form to ensure that there is consultation and there are many other issues on which we have to consult with the Opposition but there are no obstacles to consultation and it is the principle of the coalition to ensure that there is consultation,” President Granger said.Commissioners were last appointed for the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indigenous Peoples’ Commission and Rights of the Child Commission in 2010, while the Ethnic Relations Commission has been without a chair since 2011. The Human Rights Commission, which has to comprise the chairpersons of the other four Commissions, was never constituted under the previous Administration.last_img read more

Report calls Marines’ use of force excessive

first_img“In failing to distinguish between civilians and legitimate military targets, the U.S. Marine Corps Special Forces employed indiscriminate force,” the report said. “Their actions thus constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian standards.” The bombing and subsequent shooting was the most high profile of a number of human-rights violations in the fighting in Afghanistan that were documented by the human rights commission. The report comes amid resurgent Taliban violence and coalition reprisals that are costing an increasing number of civilian lives and that have brought harsh criticism of the government and international forces. A spokesman for the military’s Central Command said the report had been forwarded to Adm. William J. Fallon, the senior U.S. officer in the region, for review. The deputy director of the human rights commission, Nader Nadery, warned that incidents like the highway shooting have greatly contributed to outrage in Afghanistan, contradicting efforts by coalition forces to win people’s support away from the Taliban. “There is a high level of frustration among the public and civilians that they are victims of both sides of the conflict,” he added. In Spinpul, where the incident happened, and in the whole province of Nangarhar, that frustration is evident. KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Marines reacted to a bomb ambush in eastern Afghanistan last month with excessive force, hitting groups of bystanders and vehicles with machine-gun fire in a rampage that covered 10 miles of highway and left 12 civilians dead, including an infant and three elderly men, according to a report published by an Afghan human rights commission on Saturday. Families of the victims said last week that they had demanded justice from the U.S. military and the Afghan government, and they described the aftermath of the Marines’ shooting in Nangarhar province. One 16-year-old newly married girl was cut down while she was carrying a bundle of grass to her family’s farmhouse, according to her family and the report. A 75-year-old man walking to his shop was hit by so many bullets that his son did not recognize the body when he came to the scene. In the weeks immediately after the episode, the U.S. military began an investigation, and it is now exploring possible criminal charges, senior military officials said. The Marines involved in the episode are being kept in Afghanistan, but the rest of their 120-man company has been pulled out of the country. A U.S. spokesman in Afghanistan, Lt. Col. David A. Accetta, said Saturday that the military was in the final stages of approving condolence payments for families of the wounded and dead in the shootings. He said: In its report, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission condemned the suicide bomb attack that initially struck a convoy of a Marine Special Operations unit on March 4, wounding one American, and said there may also have been small-arms fire directed at the convoy immediately after the blast. But it said the response was disproportionate, especially given the obviously nonmilitary nature of the Marines’ targets long after the ambush. Still mourning, the families of the victims said this week that they had demanded from President Hamid Karzai and the U.S. generals they had met that those responsible be punished. Some of them said the soldiers should be tried under Islamic law and face the death penalty if found guilty of the killings. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Local online petition begins to gain serious traction

first_img“I’m a single dad, I have two young kids to look after, and I haven’t been able to look after their health care needs in a year because I haven’t had a family doctor,” Brain said.Brain is just one of what he says are 24,000 Fort St. John resident who don’t have a practitioner to go to when they’re ill.Northeast Chief Operating Officer for Northern Health, Angela De Smit says Northern Health understands the frustration being felt within the community, and is open to engage in dialogue with concerned residents.- Advertisement -“Northern Health Authority is open to having some constructive, respectful conversation with members of the public about the current recruitment process, and the services, and what Northern Health Authority is working on to improve those services within our community,” De Smit said.Meanwhile, the situation has led Brain, like many others, to make a certain judgment call when feeling under the weather; wait hours on end to be seen by a doctor in the hospital, or take care of the ailment at home and hope it will pass.“If people go into the emergency ward for service or things that are not an emergency, that’s putting a drain on the emergency room resources,” Brain goes on to say. “None of that’s optimal. The whole situation is broken.”Advertisement De Smit says she acknowledges the pressure put on the emergency room as a result of increased unattached patients.“When we do have a large number of unattached patients, it does put a strain on the emergency department,” De Smit said.Brain says it’s the responsibility of Northern Health to provide better health care to north, seeing how that is their mandate, but he also has a question for the Premier. What is going to happen when the influx of general labours come into town to work on LNG projects?“Never mind all the additional demands that are going to be put on the system by all these dudes that are going to come in to do the work that needs to be done to get the pipelines built…Never mind Site C…What’s going to happen when that guy puts a slice in his arm or falls down the stairs?” Brain asked rhetorically “…This is crazy. It’s absurd…They’re living in a fools paradise.”Advertisement Brain has his own ideas on how to fix the system, like lobbing for changes to the foreign worker program, or creating more incentives for recent graduates to come work in rural areas. But the bottom line, according to Brain, is that Northern Heath has yet to produce any positive changes.Northern Health had recently celebrated the success of a new general practitioner coming to work in the Unattached Patient Clinic, but Brain says that gentlemen was already set to take over a position at the Medical Clinic.“They poached that fellow from the Medical Clinic, he was scheduled to take over from a departing doctor,” Brain explained. “Well, now that he’s not taking over from that departing doctor, they actually created another 1,100 unattached patient by putting that doctor in the Unattached Patient Clinic.”However, De Smit says that was not the case. In fact, she says it was the doctor’s decision to move into the Unattached Patient Clinic once he learned of the situation in Fort St. John.“He decided to work in the unattached clinic once he heard about it, the type of care that it was going to provide, and decided that was a better fit for him…We did not poach him,”  De Smit went on to explain.Advertisementcenter_img Bottom line, according to Brian, is Fort St. John continues to drift further and further away from Universal Health Care, something every Canadian seems to hold close to their heart.“The only thing I have in common with some of these people (signing the petition) is that neither of us have a family doctor and both of us hate it,” Brain concluded. “I’ve seen guys from all sorts of different ends of the political spectrum…They’re all coming together in this sort of grassroots revolt against what’s clearly an unacceptable situation.”The online petition can be found on, and Brain has also created a Facebook page that updates the situation.last_img read more

Tottenham star remains a HUGE doubt for Premier League clash with Aston Villa

first_img1 Jan Vertonghen in action for Tottenham Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen remains a big doubt for the home game against Aston Villa on Saturday after missing training once again on Thursday.The Belgium international was forced to miss the 0-0 draw with Burnley last weekend through illness and has still not made a full recovery.Mauricio Pochettino was forced to partner out of favour Vlad Chiriches alongside Eric Dier at the heart of the defence for the game at Turf Moor.But with Kyle Walker injuring his foot last Sunday and undergoing scans this week, Dier will have to move back to right back leaving the Spurs head coach with a potential selection dilemma at centre-back.Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris is also a doubt for the Villa game as he continues to recover from a knee injury which has sidelined him since the end of March.The France keeper was also absent from the club’s open training session at White Hart Lane which means Michel Vorm could get another chance to make a rare appearance in the Premier League.last_img read more

Gonzales asked to testify on wiretaps

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The committee chairman, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said senators will examine that issue and other legal questions in hearings scheduled for early February. Gonzales’ testimony is being sought because he is the principal spokesman for the administration’s position, Specter said. The attorney general was White House counsel when Bush initiated the eavesdropping program and might try to raise issues of executive privilege. A message left with the Justice Department on Sunday was not immediately returned. Asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if Gonzales had agreed to appear, Specter said, “Well, I didn’t ask him if he had agreed. I told him we were holding the hearings, and he didn’t object. I don’t think he has a whole lot of choice on testifying.” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called for former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey to testify at the hearings. “It would render these hearings useless and prevent the American people from getting to the bottom of this if the administration invoked executive privilege,” Schumer, a committee member, said in a printed statement. Ashcroft and Comey headed the Justice Department when the surveillance program was started and were asked by the White House to sign off on it. WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he has asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to testify publicly on the legality of warantless eavesdropping on telephone conversations between suspected terrorists and people in the United States. A prominent conservative on the committee said he is troubled by the legal arguments the Bush administration has presented for establishing warantless eavesdropping under the National Security Agency. President George W. Bush has said the congressional resolution that authorized him to use force against Iraq allowed him to order such action. But GOP Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said, “There was no discussion in anything that I was around that gave the president a broad surveillance authority with that resolution.” Academics and others will be asked to appear on a list of witnesses “who think the president was right and people who think the president was wrong,” Specter said. Slightly more than half of Americans, 56 percent, want the administration to obtain court approval before tapping into conversations inside the United States, even if suspected terrorists are involved, according to an AP-Ipsos poll conducted last week. About four out of 10 agreed with Bush that court approval isn’t necessary. Brownback, on ABC’s “This Week,” said the Senate Intelligence Committee also will hold hearings – closed to the public – on the NSA program. “I think this is something that bears looking into (for) us to be able to establish a policy within constitutional frameworks of what a president can or cannot do,” said Brownback, considered a presidential hopeful for 2008. He said he was “troubled by what (is) the basis for the grounds that the administration says that they did these on, the legal basis, and I think we need to look at that far more broadly and understand it a great deal.” The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee said the hearings would provide the type of oversight that has been lacking. “No matter who is in power, there should be real oversight,” said Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSeamus ColemanSEAMUS Coleman’s dream of playing in a major soccer championship is in tatters tonight after Ireland were beaten in Vienna.David Alaba scored six minutes from time to give Austria to a 1-0 victory – and dump Ireland out of any chance of a trip to Brazil.The Bayern Munich midfielder has now given the Austrians a chance of overcoming Sweden for second spot in Group C. Ireland still have to play Germany and Kazakhstan, but have no hope of qualifying now.Killybegs man Coleman played out of his skin for Ireland tonight, making a number of crucial interventions for his side.But the Everton player, Ireland’s man of the match tonight, faces missing out on another major championship after Trap didn’t even include him in the squad for the Euros.  COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCE was last modified: September 10th, 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:COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCElast_img read more


first_imgNINETY people from Donegal have now been treated at Altnagelvin since the flooding disaster in Letterkenny last Friday.The NHS there says those treated come from the north and east of the county and have been treated for a whole range of illnesses.Geraldine McKay, director of acute services with the Western Trust, said: “Staff are coping admirably at Altnagelvin. They are very busy but are coping well. “We had to bring in some additional staff over the weekend.“People have stepped up to the mark since we found out about the incident on Friday.“It’s not clear how the costs will be recouped. Our priority is the patients and that they’re treated properly.”  90 DONEGAL PATIENTS TREATED AT ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITAL was last modified: July 29th, 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:90 DONEGAL PATIENTS TREATED AT ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITALlast_img read more


first_imgDrumkeen sunriseAidan Guthrie’s Drumkeen News:Fundraiser DanceA dance will be held in St. Patrick’s hall on Tues 12th Aug at 8.30 pm in aid of the Galway Cancer bus. Music by Gentle Breeze and admission is only €7 including light refreshments. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 23rd July 02, 11, 17, 24. No jackpot winner. Paddy Mc Cafferty, Letterkenny wins €100. Next week’s jackpot €2,650. Go raibh maith agaibh.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN DANCE TO AID CANCER PATIENT BUS was last modified: August 4th, 2014 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:Drumkeen community newslast_img read more