McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline setter Jia Morado said Wednesday their offense does not necessarily revolve around skipper Alyysa Valdez after the Cool Smashers stopped the Power Smashers in straight sets in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.Valdez was absent during the Cool Smashers’ 25-22, 25-21, 25-22, win over the Power Smashers due to her commitment to the national team, which is in Japan for a training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Vargas scores 14.6 points a game across the Power Smashers five games and Soriano is at a close 13 points per game.And it was Vargas and Soriano who provided the principal firepower for the Cool Smashers in their win against the Power Smashers as they finished with 15 points apiece.Morado said Valdez’ absence is not a reason for them to lose hope and that they have to try to fill in their skipper’s offensive production the best they can.“The coaches told us that we have to believe in ourselves that we can score,” said Morado who recorded 62 excellent sets. “And I’m really happy that we fought for every point we got.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re not that dependent on Ate Ly even when she was here,” said Morado in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We rely on every spiker that comes to the floor.”And Morado’s aren’t just words on wind as statistics back up her claims.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Creamline boasts the league’s most potent offense with three of the top 10 scorers wearing its pink-and-white colors.Valdez is the league’s top scorer putting up an average of 27 points across four games with Rosemarie Vargas and Pau Soriano at sixth and ninth spots, respectively. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Alapag says missed shots part of ‘growing pains’
– Advertisement – Harold Aidoo, IREDD Executive Director The Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) with support from UN Women over the weekend, ended a two-day training with members of the 54th Legislature aimed at considering gender-responsive in the 2019/2020 budget allocation with emphasis consequences of gender inequality at the national level.The gender-responsive budget training, held at a resort in Monrovia brought together legislators from committees on Gender, Public Accounts, Ways Means and Finance to look at the budget from a gender perspective.The training was aimed at refreshing legislators’ knowledge to understand gender analysis in the apportioning of funds between the different lines of the budget.It was also intended for lawmakers to ensure gender equality and sensitivity in allocating funds in the budget for every marginalized group in the country.IREDD executive director, Harold Aidoo, said the training was meant to have the 2019/2020 budget put smiles on the face of every Liberian, including those in slum and rural communities as well as marginalized groups.Mr. Aidoo said the issues of gender-responsive budging does not only referred to a woman, but to highlight the needs and priorities of all sexes including people living with disabilities and other marginalized groups.“Even in the midst of the difficult economic challenges,” Adioo said, “the national budget must be gender-sensitive in terms of its implementation.”He added, “Gender affects all sectors, depending on where an individual looks at it… it may be seen from the political aspect, security, private sector, agriculture, infrastructure, education, health and sanitation. But our interest as an organization is not limited to any aspect, but to put smiles on faces of every less fortunate group.”IREDD, he said, understands that the economy is challenged, and every sector is competing for huge allocation in the budget, but it is important to ensure that gender issues are prioritized.Adioo said the huge turnout of lawmakers at the event is an indication that the training will help them make informed decisions in the passage of the budget from a gender perspective.Some of the lawmakers who attended the workshop expressed gratitude to IREDD, and promised to use the skills acquired to make the budget gender-sensitive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Chris Pollard, of Lot 46 Durban Street, Georgetown, a well-known character to the Police, was on Wednesday placed before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a charge of simple larceny.The 19-year-old appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied the charges which stated that on February 19 at Croal Street, Georgetown, he robbed Jasmine Patricia of a Samsung Galaxy cellphone valued $44,000.While no facts were presented in court on Wednesday, Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant has five pending matters of similar nature in another court.Remanded: Chris PollardAs a result, an unrepresented Pollard was remanded to prison and he was scheduled to make his next court appearance on April 17, 2019.Pollard, in January of this year, appeared before Principal Magistrate Leron Daly and was charged for robbery with violence. He was released on bail.In 2018, the defendant was brought before the courts after he allegedly stole his father’s .32 pistol and matching rounds of ammunition valued $252,600. Those charges were dismissed after his father did not offer evidence in that matter.
…tells supporters “I ain’t going nowhere”In the presence of about a 1000 supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday, President David Granger reiterated that he will not resign and that the Government will remain in office as the no-confidence resolution is being appealed.In fact, he told the gathering that his Government will exhaust all avenues and aspects of the law, while adding that there is no ‘caretaker government’. Granger said he will remain President until the next President is sworn in, as he grinned “I don’t know how they gon wuk that one out”.In addition, the President noted that Parliament has not been dissolved and that the National Assembly will continue to do the work is was duly elected to carry out.This comes on the heels of the ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George who stated that the December 31, 2018 No-confidence Motion was validly passed in the National Assembly and Government has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 and 106 (7) respectively.She was at the time addressing the other case filed on behalf of the Government by Attorney General Basil Williams that sought to put a hold on the enforcement of the motion since he was contending whether the said motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed.According to the acting Chief Justice, the Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland found that motion was carried by majority of 33-32. She noted that the validity of motion was not doubted when it was carried on December 21.Moreover, she noted that when concerns were raised subsequently after and advanced before Speaker Scotland, he stood by the carried motion and digressed to the court for interpretation.The CJ, however, outlined that the President and the Ministers cannot remain in Government beyond three months in accordance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Article 106 (6) states that “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, 106 (7) goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly agrees by not less than two thirds of all members.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed the ruling by acting Chief Justice Roxane George saying this now paves the way for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to start preparation for the hosting of General and Regional Elections – constitutionally due in March.According to the Opposition Leader, now that the Chief Justice has upheld the validity of the no-confidence resolution, and refuses to a stay the judgement as well as to refuse to issue a conservatory order for the Government to remain in office upon request of the Attorney General, focus must be placed on the elections body.David Granger, Chief Whip Amna Ally, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and others at the commissioning on Sunday“… the timeline remains valid and the clock keeps ticking… So now we need to turn our attention to GECOM and force GECOM to act in accordance with the Constitution. And so in the next couple of days, even if it means legal action to force GECOM to start the preparations for elections,” he stated.According to Article 106 (7) of the Constitution, Government should call elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion. This means elections are to be held by March 19 and insisted that the Elections Commission can be ready for polls within the next 50 days or so.
It would now be held every fourth June in the year before a World Cup — just as the Confederations Cup was.Last year’s Confederations Cup in Russia — won by Germany — would therefore be the last.The competition would last 18 days. The new format means the club competition would interfere less with the rest of the football calendar, particularly in Europe.FIFA also faces the problem that while its principal tournament, the World Cup, is immensely lucrative and popular, neither the Confederations Cup nor the Club World Cup have been remotely as attractive to fans or sponsors.Clubs from the six confederations take part in the Club World Cup, but the gulf in quality can be embarrassingly large and only sides from Europe or South America have ever won it.Although Brazilian sides claimed the first three editions, only one of the last 11 has not been won by a European team — inaugural winners in 2000, Corinthians triumphed for the second time in 2012.In the United Arab Emirates in December, Real Madrid became the first club to retain the trophy when they beat Brazilians Gremio 1-0 with a goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.The changes dovetail with FIFA’s desire to build on plans already unveiled by UEFA, the European federation, and CONCACAF, which runs football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, for a Nations League to replace friendlies in the international calendar.The inaugural UEFA Nations League will begin in September of this year, with the top four teams going through to the finals in June 2019.The international governing body wants all the continents to set up similar competitions, using divisional formats, to be played in September, October and December of even-numbered years and culminating in an eight-team international tournament the following year.In order to finance its Nations League and the revamped Club World Cup, FIFA would look to team up with a consortium of private investors ready to invest some 25 billion dollars in the rights for the period from 2021 to 2033.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid retained the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi in December© AFP/File KARIM SAHIBLISBON, PORTUGAL, Apr 18 – FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday.According to a letter Gianni Infantino, the president of world football’s governing body, sent to the heads of the continental confederations, and that has been seen by AFP, the Confederations Cup would cease while the club tournament would no longer be played annually in December.
Wojciech Szczesny looks set to miss out this weekend 1 Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line up? Comment below…Arsenal v Hull is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT, Sunday, from 5pm. Click here to stream Arsenal kick-off their FA Cup title defence against Hull City in a repeat of last season’s dramatic final.Gunners’ fans may have fond memories from that Wembley afternoon, but they will head into this clash with a degree of trepidation following a shambolic 2-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.For boss Arsene Wenger at least, the change of focus to cup competition may be a welcome one, even if his side are still missing a handful of first team stars.The Frenchman commented recently that heavy rotation can upset the balance of a team, and while he would probably like to rest one or two players, it looks as though he will be forced into fielding a strong side.One star that will be switched is goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny though. The Polish international’s questionable display last time out will see him replaced by David Ospina.“He was not in the squad because he will play on Sunday,” the Frenchman said of Ospina recently.Below is how Arsenal could line-up: 1
TUI Vice-President and teacher with Donegal ETB, Joanne Irwin said teachers will always give their full support to positive change that guarantees improvement.Joanne IrwinShe was speaking as teachers from Donegal joined colleagues around the country in taking part in a one day’s strike today in protest over significant aspects of the Framework for Junior Cycle proposals.The strike was organised by second level teacher unions TUI and ASTI. Ms Irwin said “We agree that portfolio and practical work are vital elements of a modern assessment system. Indeed, many subjects already contain such elements, but these are assessed externally.“However, we are gravely concerned by the potential for damage posed by the new Junior Cycle proposals’. Joanne Irwin has attended all meetings with the Minister for Education and Skills since September and has stated that the teacher unions have achieved significant improvements from the original proposals envisaged under the previous Minister.“Despite being reduced from 100% to 40% of the total marks in the Minister’s latest proposals, we believe that the introduction of school-based assessment for certification purposes would compromise the credibility and transparency of the examinations process. As practicing educators, we also believe that it would significantly change the relationship between teacher and student.“In addition to this, schools continue to struggle in the wake of six years of austerity cutbacks. Teachers have serious concerns about the capacity to deal with the magnitude of change that the implementation of the proposals would involve. None of these cutbacks were reversed in last month’s Budget, and the Department of Education and Skills refused to engage in any discussion of resourcing in the most recent negotiations with TUI and ASTI. “There is also strong opposition to an increased bureaucratic workload that would deflect teachers from their core teaching role and a lack of clarity in terms of the number of assessment elements proposed. Too many assessment elements overlapping will increase rather than decrease the pressure on students. Our principal teachers will also experience a significant increase in administrative workload. Despite these serious concerns, the Department of Education and Skills refused to engage in any discussion of resourcing, including time, in the most recent negotiations with TUI and ASTI.“Today, we are sending a clear message about our concerns over education standards, fairness, quality and the need for resources and time to accommodate major change.’“The OECD’s Government at a Glance 2013 report shows that out of 34 countries surveyed, Ireland enjoys the highest level of public satisfaction with the education system and schools – 82% compared to the OECD average of 66%. These findings are echoed by the Chief Inspector’s Report 2010-12 (published in November 2013) which shows that 87% of parents are happy with the teaching standards in second level schools. Teachers do not want to put this high level of public trust at risk.” DONEGAL TEACHERS WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT POSITIVE CHANGE – TUI VICE-PRESIDENT was last modified: December 2nd, 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:JOANNE IRWINstriketeachersTUI
A MAN has admitted taking heroin in the toilets of a chip shop.Joe Gallagher, who is 42, from Benroe, Bruckless, was arrested by Gardai after a tip-off from staff at Mr Chippy in Letterkenny on February 19 this year.Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that officers were called after staff reported two men behaving suspiciously in the toilets. When officers searched Gallagher they found heroin with a street value of €30, two spoons and a syringe.Defence solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client had been a drug user in the past and the incident was a relapse. He had been clean since the incident, he said, and Gallagher was “embarrassed and remorseful.”Mr O’Brien went on: “He (Gallagher) will say that he was less culpable of the two individuals. The drugs belonged to the other man; he thought he had more or less beaten the drugs – there was a relapse. He says he is not using anymore.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing until March 10 to allow for a probation report.“I am doing this because there is a difference, it is unlikely this was a once-off considering the drug that was involved,” said the judge.MAN WAS TAKING HEROIN IN TOILETS OF MR CHIPPY was last modified: December 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:BrucklessHeroineMR Chippy Letterkenny
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