Revilla at forefront of Phoenix’s road to redemption

first_imgThe Fuel Masters’ last foray into the playoffs was in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup where eventual champions San Miguel booted them out in the first round.And Revilla, who was still part of the Kia franchise in 2017, wants nothing more than lead Phoenix to the playoffs of the 2018 Commissioner’s with a familiar teammate beside him.Phoenix import James White was part of the Kia team that went to the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals, and Revilla said he’s excited to have his former teammate with him to help Phoenix get over the hump.“I was excited when we received word that James would be our import,” said Revilla. “He’s going to help us especially in our weak side defense and his length and rebounding would be a big help for us. He would be a big key for us this conference.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ If there’s a word that could perfectly sum up Phoenix’ campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, it has to be “almost.”ADVERTISEMENT James White motivated by Phoenix’s early exit last conference The Fuel Masters survived a do-or-die game against Globalport in their last game of the eliminations, 104-100, only to suffer a 118-97 beating at the hands of TNT for the 8th seed playoff.Point guard LA Revilla knows that Phoenix can take the next step and he vowed that the Fuel Masters will make noise in the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup.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“We were one game away from making it into the next round,” said Revilla in Filipino after the team’s practice at Upper Deck Sports Center. “I think our battle cry would be that we will redeem ourselves.”Phoenix finished the Philippine Cup with a 5-6 record and was tied with Globalport and TNT but the Batang Pier had the better quotient leaving them in the seventh seed while the KaTropa and the Fuel Masters duked it out for the eighth. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

Two Senior Lawyers Escaped Incarceration

first_imgIn its opinion (judgment) on Wednesday, August 13, the Supreme Court took several drastic measures against senior lawyers and their clients, as part of effort to restore the credibility of the Judiciary.Some of those affected by Wednesday’s decision were Cllr. Musa Dean, Cllr. Nicholas Edward and their client, one Allen E. Brown.Dean and Edward are both senior counselors of the Supreme Bar and members of the Dean and Dean Law Firm.Cllrs Dean and Edward had filed a “Bill of Information” against the late Cllr.  Emmanuel Kollie, the Judge, who heard the case between their client, Allen Brown and his wife Meata Huge Brown.A Bill of Information is a formal written accusation made by a prosecutor attorney charging a named person with a specific crime.Delivering the High Court’s opinion on the matter, Wednesday, Associate Justice Jamesetta H. Wolokolie publicly ordered that “Counselors Musa Dean and Nicholas Edward both of the Dean and Dean Law Firm are hereby fined US$500 each, which is to be paid within 72 hours. This is an abuse of the legal process.”She further stated that their punishment ranges from suspension, expulsion, fine and detention.“Because of the outbreak of the Ebola virus and our decision to decongest the prison center, we will not send them to jail,” Associate Justice Wolokolie stated.“They misinterpreted the domestic relationship law, in their Bill of Information filed before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, on behalf of Allen Brown. Though, similar request was denied by then Justice in Chamber,” she disclosed.  “But, they chose to disrespect the Chamber Justice and filed the bill directly to the Office of the Chief Justice,” she maintained.In furtherance of the High Court’s opinion, Justice Wolokolie ordered that “The request for the Bill of Information is hereby denied and the ruling of the Civil Law Court is confirmed.”She continued, “Mr. Brown is hereby ordered to pay US$30,000 to his wife, Mrs. Meata Huge Brown for failure to support her over the years, and also ordered to give her US$1,500 monthly.”In addition, the Associate Justice said, “There is no divorce proceeding between them, neither are they on separation.”In the bill, they were seeking the High Court’s approval to overturn a ruling of the Civil Law Court against their client, Brown.They alleged that the late Cllr.  Emmanuel Kollie, then judge of the Civil Law Court, ruling against their client was in error.Their client Allen Brown was sued by his wife, Mrs. Meata Huge Brown, claiming non-persistence support.In her lawsuit, Mrs. Brown further alleged that she and her husband were still married, but he chose to deny her access to their properties.It was based on that, she complained to the court to compel her husband to give her little over US$22,000 for her monthly upkeep.However, after carefully listening to the case, Judge Kollie ruled in her favor and ordered Mr. Brown’s lawyers to negotiate with her for a better settlement.Instead, of negotiating with Mrs. Brown as was advised by Judge Kollie, both Dean and Edward advised their client not to do so and filed the bill.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ronaldo red card to be reviewed by UEFA next week

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the Champions League for the first time in his career © AFP / JOSE JORDANLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sep 20 – UEFA have opened a disciplinary case over Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card in the Champions League which will be assessed on September 27, European football’s governing body said Thursday.Ronaldo was sent off in the 29th minute of Wednesday’s 2-0 win away to Valencia after a tussle with defender Jeison Murillo, with the former Real Madrid star leaving the pitch in tears. The Portugal captain fell to the ground in disbelief and then yelled into the air in frustration, although Juventus overcame his dismissal thanks to a pair of Miralem Pjanic penalties.It was the 11th red card of Ronaldo’s career, but first in the Champions League, and will see him miss Juve’s next group game against Swiss side Young Boys in Turin.He will find out next week whether his one-match ban is extended. An increase would also rule him out of a return to Old Trafford to face former club Manchester United.Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus has raised expectations of a first Champions League title since 1996, with share prices peaking at a record 1.8046 euros on the stock market Thursday before closing at 1.581 euros.It represented an increase of more than 180% since late June when rumours began circulating of Ronaldo’s arrival at the club, with shares then trading at 0.64 euros.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Chelsea wanted it more than Arsenal’ – player view of derby game

first_imgChelsea wanted to win the London derby more than Arsenal, according to Kurt Zouma.Centre-back Zouma scored in the 2-0 triumph – his first Premier League goal for the club – with Eden Hazard getting the second late in the game.FUNNIEST REACTION TO DIEGO COSTA AND GABRIEL’S CLASHArsenal had just two shots on target and when asked if he was surprised the Gunners didn’t test them more, the 20-year-old said he wasn’t.“They had a plan to play against us,” Zouma explained.“They wanted to stay behind [the ball] and play on the counter attack.“They know that we have conceded a lot of goals since the beginning of the season and they wanted to play like the other teams.“Today we were very strong and wanted to win this game more than them I think, so that’s why we won.”last_img read more

HOW CARRIGART COMMUNITY SPIRIT MADE THIS ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND SPECIAL

first_imgThe Moving Mevagh Forward organised Carrigart St. Patrick’s Day Parade turned out to be a great success with huge crowds and a significant increase in the number and quality of floats. An added bonus was the fact that the rain stayed away during the parade, indeed the sun shone for most of it.A wide range of establishments, businesses, sporting clubs, rally cars, haulage contractors, transport companies, youth groups, novelty acts and voluntary organisations, among others, put on a wonderful spectacle for the 75 minutes of the parade.The Devlinreagh School Band led the parade into town and, as usual, entertained the crowd before the parade passed through. The last act in the parade was the award winning Fanad Accordian Band, who made the short journey across the Harry Blaney bridge, to show off their considerable talents. While the amount of effort and degree of originality shown by the participants in preparing their floats was considerable, and was wonderful for the spectators, it left the work of the judges in determining the most original float very difficult. After much deliberation the judges selected The Mevagh Voluntary Fire Service as the winners. The theme was “No Horse Meat Here” despite the fact that they had a horse carcass on their float and a horse following the float.DJ John Bosco kept the crowd informed of the various floats as they passed by the grandstand kindly supplied by Willie Doherty, Cranford. Cllr. Noel McBride thanked all those who helped in anyway to make the Carrigart St. Patrick’s Day parade such a success and he congratulated the town’s newest business, Galanta Gifts, who kindly donated sweets for all the children.The organisers would like to thank Maggie Doherty, Carrigart Hotel and Belinda McGroddy, Moving Mevagh Forward for all their hard work in the preparation for the successful day.     HOW CARRIGART COMMUNITY SPIRIT MADE THIS ST PATRICK’S WEEKEND SPECIAL was last modified: March 19th, 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)last_img read more

Mayor’s choice for top planner gets council’s OK

first_imgAfter hearing her pledge to more closely involve neighborhoods in the planning process, the City Council on Wednesday approved the appointment of the top planner in San Diego to take over the post in Los Angeles. The council voted 13-0 to appoint S. Gail Goldberg to the $185,000-a-year job as director of the Los Angeles Planning Department. The council also laid out a broad agenda – dealing with transportation, housing issues and attempts to overcome public skepticism of efforts at City Hall to manage growth. “We have areas that say no, no, no to everything,” Councilman Tony Cardenas told Goldberg. “What do you say to them to convince them we are acting in their interests?” Goldberg said she will use the same techniques she has used in San Diego, where she launched her planning career 17 years ago after the death of her husband. Council members Jack Weiss and Wendy Greuel also introduced a proposal to give Goldberg’s department greater influence over traffic issues. Under the proposal, the Department of Transportation’s planning division would be transferred to the Planning Department to improve coordination. Councilman Ed Reyes said he also wants to see Goldberg more active in reaching out to communities to address housing needs. “We need to go into the neighborhoods and ask them what type of housing they need for their neighborhoods,” Reyes said. “We are a city that has to address the question of where will people live. It is a challenge for all of us.” Goldberg said her policy is to try to develop plans that not only are acceptable to communities, but also can be completed. “Plans must reflect the vision of the people who live in the community, and they have to be implementable,” Goldberg said. “We can’t be successful unless the community and all the stakeholders are part of it.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “What you describe is an example of a plan without the essential element of support of the community,” said Goldberg, 62. “One of the things we have to do a better job with is working with communities and getting them to understand what is being proposed. I believe once communities are open to change and see that it works, it serves as an example for the rest of the city.” Before selecting Goldberg to replace retired Director Con Howe, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa conducted a nationwide search and required applicants to meet with neighborhood leaders to understand their concerns. Goldberg said she already has set up a series of meetings to discuss those concerns and has received invitations from council members to visit their districts for tours on horseback, motorcycle and boat to learn about the diversity of the city. “I’m not sure about the horseback and motorcycling,” Goldberg told Councilman Dennis Zine, who offered to take her out on a Harley-Davidson. “The last time I was on a bike, I broke my wrist. But I’ll try.” last_img read more

Five clubs to reject farewell gift to Premier League chief

first_img deals 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker 2 Bruce Buck has proposed the idea to all 20 clubs shining REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Richard Scudamore steps down after 19 years During his 19 years working for England’s top flight, Scuadmore has helped to propel the television rights from £670m to £5.1billion.The Premier League will also appoint a non-executive chairman following Scudamore’s departure. At least five Premier League clubs are ready to reject a £5million goodbye gift to departing Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore.The proposal had been requested by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who has developed a close friendship with Scudamore since becoming chairman at Stamford Bridge 15 years ago.center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Buck had called on senior figures at all 20 Premier League clubs to each make a £250,000 donation to Scuadmore who earns a basic salary of £900,000 with annual bonuses up to £1.6m.While it remains unclear exactly which clubs are against the idea, the voting process only requires 14 clubs to push it through.The 59-year-old, who steps down next month having joined the Premier League as chief executive in November 1999, is to be replaced by Susanna Dinnage. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow tense REVEALED Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in Januarylast_img read more

COUNCIL SHOULD NOT HAND OVER PERSONAL DATA OF TENANTS TO IRISH WATER, SAYS COUNCILLOR

first_imgIndependent councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on Donegal County Council NOT to hand over personal details of tenants to Irish Water.The Gaoth Dobhair politician said that the handing over of council housing tenants details to Irish Water would be a “disgraceful invasion of privacy which undermines our local democracy” and says that he intends to ask the council to seek tenants’ permission before complying.“My understanding is that the legislation introduced to create Irish Water, compels council staff to provide the information requested by Irish Water.”, he said. “Regardless of what the elected members may decide at the special meeting on Friday called to discuss the fiasco around Irish Water, we will be unable to instruct the Council not to comply. Once again this government has undermined and devalued our system of local democracy by allowing the demands or a discredited quango to take precedence over the wishes of the elected representatives of the people of the county.“Tenants are outraged that the privacy and confidentiality of their relationship with the council will be breached in this way. I intend to raise this question and ask that the Council seeks prior permission from tenants before providing any information to this outside agency.“Council tenants can best respond to this invasion of privacy by joining in the boycotting of water charges when the bills are due in January. That is the surest way to bring about the end of Irish Water.”  COUNCIL SHOULD NOT HAND OVER PERSONAL DATA OF TENANTS TO IRISH WATER, SAYS COUNCILLOR was last modified: November 13th, 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:councilIrish Watertenantslast_img read more

New innovative Driving Module programme for Students at Carndonagh Community School

first_imgCarndonagh Community School has launched a new innovative driving module programme for their Leaving Applied Certificate (LAC) students. This new programme is the first of its kind in Donegal and indeed in Ireland and will be facilitated by the Pro Social Drivers Programme. This programme is about educating our young people on driving safely on the roads.Deputy Principal at Carndonagh Community School Owen McConway, is delighted to be hosting this Pilot Driver Education Programme with their LCA students and explains that there are three main pillars within the module: (1) Prosocial Drivers Councillors; (2) Presentations from Gardai; and (3) Practical preparation and Theory Preparation. Speaking at the launch Mr. McConway said they believe this is an important initiative in educating young people in keeping our roads safe, before they start driving.“The Programme will be evaluated at the end and will inform the Pro Social Drivers Programme and Donegal County Council on the possible roll-out of the initiative to other schools and youth organisations”.The Pro Social Ireland Drivers Programme is a road safety initiative set up in Letterkenny in 2012 initially with the aim of rehabilitating dangerous drivers using a cognitive behavioural approach.The students in Carndonagh will attend modules designed to address particular problem areas such as emotional control, social responsibility, driving under the influence and the consequences of anti-social behaviour while driving. Mick Quinlivan, Pro Social Drivers Programme, stated “we are delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver the programme and we would like to thank the Donegal Road Safety Working Group for all their assistance to date and we look forward to working with Carndonagh Community School as we develop and expand the programme further.” Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said “in my opinion this course is saving lives on our roads and I am delighted to see it as part of the schools programme in Carndonagh. Reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Donegal’s roads is a responsibility we all share”.Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said “for years, the news from Donegal in terms of road safety has been often devastating. It is brilliant to have this dedicated group of professionals from Donegal delivering an innovative programme to the students in Carndonagh which will change their driving habits and without doubt, will save lives”.The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle outlined Donegal County Council’s and the DRSWG;s commitment to working with local communities in Donegal in promoting road safety and said “the Pro-Social Drivers Programme targets high risk groups of drivers who are initially identified through the justice and legal system but we now have an opportunity to deliver this programme to young people before they start their driving career.”Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Donegal County Council stated that “the Donegal Road Safety Working Group are delighted that the Pro Social Drivers Programme have been given the opportunity to deliver this unique programme to students in Carndonagh Community School. As a wider group we are all committed to making a combined ongoing effort to make our roads safer for all who use them.”This initiative is being piloted in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Pro Social Drivers Programme and is funded by the North Inishowen School Completion Programme. The Pro Social Ireland Drivers Programme is a road safety initiative set up in Letterkenny in 2012. After liaising with the probation services in Letterkenny, which expressed a keen desire to see a reduction in the number of motorists who fitted the profile of repeat offenders, the Pro-Social Drivers Programme was formed in Letterkenny. This cognitive behavioural approach continues to go from strength to strength in achieving some very positive outcomes. The programme, which aims at rehabilitating dangerous drivers, won the National Supreme Award in 2016 at the Road Safety Authority ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ awards.New innovative Driving Module programme for Students at Carndonagh Community School was last modified: October 5th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Photos: Fans line up for free tickets to Stephen Curry’s party

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.A couple hundred Curry fans lined up outside the Golden State Warriors guard’s pop-up shop along Ninth Street in hopes of getting a pair of free tickets to a party Curry is throwing on Friday night at the Fox Theater.Curry invited fans on Tuesday night through his Instagram to the event, he said, was because “obviously it’s our last year playing in Oakland as a Warriors organization. This is a great …last_img