PH Malditas bow to China in AFC Women’s Asian Cup

first_imgMOST READ View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ READ: In-form Malditas go for World Cup berth Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Players from and take a photo with the Social Responsibility campaign message as the #WAC2018 Matchday two is dedicated to the Empowering Women Through Football campaign! pic.twitter.com/Ly8Mq0zLpp— #WAC2018 (@theafcdotcom) April 9, 2018The Philippine women’s national football team bowed to heavyweight China, 3-0, Monday night in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup at Amman International Stadium in Jordan on Monday night.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 crownComing off a 2-1 stunner over host Jordan on Saturday, the Malditas came up empty against the eight-time Asian Cup champions.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow The Philippines gets another crack at a historic World Cup berth against Thailand.The Thais suffered a 4-0 beatdown at the hands of the Chinese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Ateneo jeers serve as motivation for UST, Ayo: ‘It will help us’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Aldin Ayo might have just found the spark that will light up his championship-winning fire.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next University of Santo Tomas’ 85-53 loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament was the worst of Ayo’s collegiate career but it wasn’t the losing margin that drove Ayo, but the jeers his team received from the legion of Blue Eagle fans.Ayo said the barbs thrown at them Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre were, safely put, not fit for printing and these same words were the ones that ignited in lifting the Growling Tigers from their 1-3 pit.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 Chriss“Did you hear what the Ateneans were shouting at us?” asked Ayo when the media approached him after the game. “But those shouts will help us, it will help the program, it will help me personally, it will help the whole team.”Ayo, who won one title apiece in the UAAP and the NCAA, always thrived when his team had a narrative and it was either being the wounded hero or the proud villain. 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The muscular coach was an inspiring figure when he led Colegio de San Juan de Letran to the NCAA title against archrival San Beda using an underdog mentality to steer the Knights to their 17th championship and the first in nine years.And he might just repeat that new narrative with UST, coincidentally a sister school of Letran in the Dominican Order.“It will fuel our drive to strive more and make sure we’re better this time.”And as for his new record in terms of losing margins, Ayo said he’ll take it like a man and blame himself.“I have to take it as a man because every time you experience something like this you become sensitive but you just have to take it,” said Ayo whose first UAAP title was with De La Salle in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Carlo Peñalosa scores TKO win, gets WBA regional belt Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Prosecutor Gets Permission to Subpoena Sherman, Wotorson, other Bank Accounts

first_imgA disagreement as to whether or not in the absence of a trial a court can subpoena (order) a banking institution to produce bank statements of its customers was yesterday laid to rest, after the Criminal Court A said it has the legal backing to do so.Earlier, Prosecutor and County Attorney of Montserrado County, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, asked the court to issue Subpoena Duces Tecum, ordering eight banking institutions to appear and produce bank statements from January 2010 to September 2010 of Cllr. Varney Sherman, the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm and former Senator Cletus Wotorson of Grand Kru County, named in the Global Witness bribery scandal.The Bank statements requested for also covers accounts of Sable Mining, Western Cluster, Delta Mining Consolidate Ltd, West Africa Exploration, Senator Morris Saytuma, Sumo Kupee, Speaker Alex Tyler, Representative Henry Fahnbulleh, former National Investment Commission chair Richard Tolbert, and Willie Belleh, Chairman, Public Procurement Concession Commission. Although there was no case before the court against the accused, the prosecutor said his request was to assist the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s (LACC) ongoing investigation to enable it to bring criminal charges against them.The banking institutions subpoenaed are Guarantee Trust Bank, Afriland Bank, Ecobank, Global Bank, United Bank for Africa, International Bank Liberia, Access Bank and the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI). However, lawyers for Sherman and Wotorson, in separate defense of their clients, asked the court to deny the prosecutor’s request, contending that it would violate their right to privacy and that there is no matter involving them before the court of law.In determining the merits and demerits of the contentions, Judge Kontoe denied the defense’s request.Consequently, Judge Kontoe said: “The banking institutions are ordered to produce the documentary evidence subject to the subpoena deuces tecum served on them within 24 hours, since they have had prior notice to produce same.”Judge Kontoe added that “the contention of the defendants cannot hold because it is legally permissible for a court of competent jurisdiction to subpoena banks prior to a trial and during trial, in a civil, criminal or regulatory investigation to produce documentary evidence for the use of authorized government authorities.”The Criminal Court Judge said the request from the County Attorney and the LACC for a subpoena to be issued and served on the banking institutions, and asking them to produce account statements of the defendants to assist the Ministry of Justice and the LACC to complete an investigation, is consistent with law; and no right of privacy of the accused is abridged by the government.“Whatsoever documentary evidence subjected to subpoena and asking banking institutions to produce (bank statements) of the accused would be examined at the time they are about to be offered into evidence consistent with the provision of Section 17.2 of the Criminal Procedure Law and at that point they can object, if need be, to the documentary evidence being offered,” he added.Despite Judge Kontoe’s ruling, the defense rejected the decision and announced an appeal to the Supreme Court.Earlier, in their justification to deny the government’s request, defense lawyers argued that because it violates the cardinal principle of notice, the order was not served on the defendants to give them the opportunity to determine whether the application has merit.“The confidentiality of any individual’s account at a bank and his transaction with a bank is one of the underlying basis to banking in Liberia and most parts of the world,” they stated.They added “The confidentiality of the defendants’ accounts with the subpoenaed banks is sacrosanct (untouchable) to section 35, (paragraph 2) of the financial institution Act of 1999.”“It provides that the Central Bank of Liberia shall not, unless lawfully required to do so by law or court of law, relating to any person’s information as to the affairs of any individual customer of the financial institution obtained in the exercise of its regulatory jurisdiction.”They further argued that “the statutory provision of each of the subpoenaed financial institutions has its own internal regulations and provisions with their customers on the security of confidentiality on their customers’ accounts and this confidentiality obligation should not be set aside or violated by the court, unless good cause is shown and unless the account holder has the opportunity to object to the application to this court for disclosure of his account and transaction of his account.”Wotorson’s lawyers argued that it was unlawful, illegal and a complete violation of the law and procedures applicable in this jurisdiction, because there is no case ongoing in the court to which the defendant is a party that requires a bank to appear as witness to produce documents.“The request as issued is in complete violation of the law governing subpoenas, as there is no record with the court of the tendency of the trial in which they are party and during which trial an application was made openly and to the notice of the accused,” they contended.In counter argument, the government said, “when there is a crime allegedly committed the claim of confidentiality cannot be used to protect the commission of the crime; and as rightfully admmitted by the accused, banking information can only be released when lawfully required, and that is the request to the judge,” adding “the subsequent issuance of the writ on the commercial banks constitutes lawful action.”The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana to host pre-qualifiers for robot competition in 2019

first_imgSTEMGuyana has signed an agreement with the International Youth Robot Association to be the prequalifying body responsible for organising the annual qualifier national robot competition among Guyanese primary and secondary school-aged student teams to represent Guyana at the International Youth Robotics Competition (IYRC).STEMGuyana will work with public and private local partners to host the IYRC league pre-qualifier competition in Guyana in 2019. The competition is expected to attract more than 100 teams from schools, community centre clubs, and other civil society organisations in the 7-12 years, 13-17 years and open categories of competition. Participation in the IYRC means that Guyana now participates in two global competitions, including the First Global competition to which Guyana has sent two teams to represent the country in 2017 and 2018.The 2018 IYRC will be held November 30 to December 3, at Chulalongkorn University. Bangkok, Thailand while the location of the 2019 competition in which Guyana will compete has not yet been announced. For the young people participating in the robotics league, the annual competition will be the culmination of months of preparation which will see students develop their technical skills while strengthening their communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills.last_img read more

Conte won’t be sacked for now – reports

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte is a man under pressure after Chelsea’s dramatic dip in form © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Antonio Conte won’t be sacked as Chelsea manager in the short term at least after being granted a stay of execution by Roman Abramovich, according to reports on Tuesday.Conte’s future with the troubled Premier League champions was cast into doubt on Monday after a dismal 4-1 defeat against Watford. Fourth-placed Chelsea are languishing 19 points behind leaders Manchester City after a turbulent campaign marred by Conte’s squabble with his club’s hierarchy over their transfer policy.Blues owner Abramovich has never been shy about wielding the axe when his managers under-perform and it was suggested the debacle at Vicarage Road, coming hot on the heels of a wretched home loss to Bournemouth, could prompt Conte’s dismissal.But widespread reports in the British media on Tuesday claimed former Juventus and Italy manager Conte is now expected to remain in charge for Monday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.While there were meetings between various Chelsea board members on Tuesday, it is understood they were non-football related, over other corporate and commercial issues, with the future of the manager not on the agenda.Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is among the big names who have been linked with the Chelsea job, but Conte is said to be refusing to contemplate resigning after less than two years in charge at Stamford Bridge.The Italian is believed to have irritated his squad with his demanding training schedule and intense personality.And Conte has now given Chelsea’s players three days off to recover after the Watford defeat.Having publicly complained about Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets this season, Conte risked angering Abramovich last week when he questioned why the club hadn’t given him a vote of confidence amid speculation over his future.Chelsea backed their manager, who still has 18 months of his contract to run, during the January transfer window by bringing in defender Emerson Palmieri from Roma and France forward Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill admits the squad needs to be held accountable for the performance against Watford.“Whatever is decided, the players have to take responsibility. The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job,” Cahill told the London Evening Standard.“This is the worst I’ve felt for quite a while. Performance-wise, I didn’t recognise us or myself.“It was abysmal. It hurts a lot when you come off after a performance like that.“We just need to keep strong. I’ve been here before at this club – it’s about staying calm.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FORMER ASTON VILLA STAR HOPING TO HELP HIS SIDE TO FIRST EVER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

first_imgFormer Aston Villa FC goalkeeper Lee Boyle is hoping he can use his experience to help Naomh Muire earn their first even Donegal SFC victory this weekend. Gary Boyle’s side were denied a historic win against Termon last weekend.A late, late free from Daire McDaid restored parity between the sides but Naomh Muire can still advance if they defeat Killybegs in The Banks on Sunday. Naomh Muire have been boosted by the return of the vastly experienced Boyle who has just recently returned home.Boyle had been based in London but is now back in Donegal for the next couple of months.Boyle signed for Aston Villa when he was 15 from the Maiden City Soccer Academy.The supremely talented goalkeeper was given a five-year deal by the club. Boyle failed to make the breakthrough at Villa and spent some time on loan at LOI giants Bohemians.He fell out of love with professional soccer and turned his back on the game in his early 20’s.However, he always turned out for his local GAA club Naomh Muire when he got an opportunity and last weekend he made a welcome return.Boyle produced an excellent display, but it was the quality of his kick-outs that really stood out.His range of kicking provided a great platform for Naomh Muire to start up attacks and he will be a pivotal figure for them this weekend. If Naomh Muire defeat Killybegs on Sunday and Termon lose to Kilcar then Naomh Muire could earn a place in the last eight of the Donegal SFC.FORMER ASTON VILLA STAR HOPING TO HELP HIS SIDE TO FIRST EVER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN was last modified: August 27th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

JUDGMENT RESERVED IN CO DONEGAL MURDER TRIAL

first_imgThe Special Criminal Court in Dublin has reserved judgment on legal issues in the trial of a man accused of murdering in Co Donegal.Martin Kelly, is on trial for the murder of Andrew Burns whose body was found by a group of teenagers in the car park of a church at Donnyloop in 2008. It is the prosecution case that Kelly was part of a joint enterprise to lure Mr Burns from Strabane to Donnyloop where he was shot twice.Martin Kelly, 36, a bus driver, of Barrack St, Strabane has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Andrew Burns, 27, an unemployed man, also from Strabane at Donnyloop, Castlefin on February 12, 2008.The court has heard that Mr Burns was shot twice in the back with the fatal gunshot penetrating his aorta, causing massive blood loss and death.The three judge non jury court has heard 12 days of evidence in a “trial within a trial” on the admissibility of alleged statements made by Kelly while in garda custody in Letterkenny and during an interview in the North with two senior garda officers.The defence is challenging the arrest and detention of the accused at Letterkenny Garda Station. The defence is also challenging the admissibility of alleged statements made by Kelly on the grounds that they were not made voluntarily because of “inducements and threats” by members of the gardaí.Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding, made an order that there should be no reporting of the evidence in the “trial within a trial” until the court has decided on the legal issues.The court has reserved judgment on the legal issues until a later date.JUDGMENT RESERVED IN CO DONEGAL MURDER TRIAL was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATE MASKED PARAMILITARIES AT JOE O’NEILL FUNERAL

first_imgGARDAÍ have launched an investigation into the presence of makes paramilitaries today at the funeral of veteran republican Joe O’Neill.Armed Gardaí surrounded St Joseph’s Church in Ballyshannon for the funeral today of the former Republican Sinn Fein activist.Masked men from the Continuity IRA formed a colour party for the funeral. Anti-terrorist gardaí filmed the proceedings.It’s understood officers have now launched an investigation in an attempt to identify them.Sources say they know several of those who took part in the paramilitary display.  GARDAÍ INVESTIGATE MASKED PARAMILITARIES AT JOE O’NEILL FUNERAL was last modified: October 6th, 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)last_img read more

Castle Grove bring a taste of France to Donegal

first_imgIn this week’s column from Castle Grove Country House Hotel Letterkenny, the team look back on their successful wine pairing evening and look ahead to seasonal delights to come:A little taste of France in Donegal: Here at Castle Grove we’re still riding high on the success of our Bordeaux Wine Pairing evening which took place in the house on Saturday past. A very sincere thank you or indeed ‘merci’ goes out to everyone who was there on the night to pay homage to the very finest wines of the infamous Bordeaux region while enjoying Castle Grove’s own award winning food. The evening got off to a pop with a glass of sparkling crémant on arrival to each guest who was then free to explore the house and get into the spirit of Bordeaux. The dining room was dressed in all its splendour for the evening and it was those little finishing touches that our guests felt created the atmosphere that set the night apart.Bordeaux Wine Pairing event at Castle Grove Country House HotelBordeaux Wine Pairing event at Castle Grove Country House HotelBordeaux Wine Pairing event at Castle Grove Country House HotelFlawless Service and Excellent FoodThey had been promised seven courses of expertly chosen dishes on the evening, and Chef Brady exceeded himself by producing eight dishes to a filled dining room. All courses were created with locally sourced organic produce – a fact that was not lost on our guests who hailed their dining experience as absolutely excellent.  Bordeaux Wine Pairing event at Castle Grove Country House HotelBordeaux Wine Pairing event at Castle Grove Country House HotelGuest Sommelier Paul Flynn was full of praise for the flawless service delivered by the staff on the evening as well as those in attendance for their enthusiastic participation in the event. In fact, such was the success of the evening that Castle Grove is already cooking up future evenings – keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.Autumnal DelightsDelighted with the success of the wine pairing evening, Chef Brady is looking ahead to autumn and creating a menu that is in keeping with the colours and flavours of the season.Chef Paul Brady“Keeping warm is important as the days get colder” says the chef “food is a great place to start”. As he creates his October menu, Paul is keeping his focus on hearty, root vegetables all of which are organically grown here in our own walled garden. The much loved symbol of the season, the pumpkin will be making a delicious reappearance. There will also be a turn towards more gamey meats like venison. “The venison was so well received by our recent guests. It’ll be interesting to create new ways to enjoy it”.Halloween Family Fun Day – October 29thNot forgetting that the scariest day in the calendar is fast approaching, we’ve decided to get in the SPIRIT of things and have a celebration. October 29th will be a day for the whole family with lots of activities for the kids including pumpkin carving and trick or treating in the gardens. There will also be an exclusive lunch menu for the day served in our spooktacular dining room. Fancy dress while not compulsorily is actively encouraged!For bookings in our Halloween Event or indeed any other bookings please contact us on 0749151118, DM on Facebook and Instagram or Email Irene.sweeney@castlegrove.com Castle Grove bring a taste of France to Donegal was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare 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:Bordeaux Wine Pairingcastle grove country house hotellast_img read more

Why Warriors sat Klay Thompson for Game 3

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors did not listen to Klay Thompson’s wishes to play against the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Instead, the Warriors listened to their training staff and sat him for Game 3 after nursing tightness in his hamstring.“He’s been making a very strong case. That’s who Klay is. He wants to play no matter what,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said beforehand. “He’s trying desperately to be out on the floor. We’ll have to weigh all the factors …last_img