Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “It truly is a good day for Standing Rock,” tribal Chairman Mike Faith said, turning to the Irvings. “For you two, welcome home.”Many in the crowd, including Char White Mountain, consider the siblings to be part of their family.“We want him to know who his relatives are,” she said. “We definitely don’t want him to think we’re people using him for his money. He’s family.”Jewel Felix, who considers Kyrie Irving her nephew, said she became emotional when she heard he was coming.“I started crying,” she said. “I can’t believe it’s happening.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Boston Celtics basketball star Kyrie Irving accepts gifts from students on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug 23, 2018. Irving traveled to the reservation from which his mother came to be honored by the tribe for his heritage and his support of its battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)FORT YATES, N.D. — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means “Little Mountain” as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe.The All-Star guard and his sister, model Asia Irving, visited the tribe’s reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border for a daylong celebration recognizing their tribal heritage and support for the tribe’s long battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The feeling was apparently mutual.“This is finally meeting my mom’s family in their home. … This is family for me now,” Kyrie Irving said, calling it “a very special day.”Todd Giroux, a 14-year-old high school junior and point guard for the Standing Rock basketball team, said Irving became his hero when the star gave him an autograph at a Celtics game against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Giroux came to Thursday’s event wearing an Irving jersey.“It’s amazing,” he said, adding “it makes it even cooler” that Irving in late 2016 expressed support on Twitter for tribal efforts to lead the battle against the pipeline, which opponents believe threatens the tribe’s Missouri River water supply. Thousands of people traveled to the reservation area in 2016 and 2017 to protest, with hundreds being arrested. The pipeline began operating in June 2017, but the Standing Rock tribe is leading a court battle to try to shut it down.Kyrie Irving discussed his Sioux heritage during a January 2017 interview with ESPN, saying “there’s a home connection” with the tribe’s pipeline struggles and that he wanted to have a legacy outside of basketball. Irving this year asked Nike to put Standing Rock’s seal on a new sneaker. He also has a tattoo of the Standing Rock logo on his neck. Thursday’s visit left him with an even greater appreciation of his roots.“I had no idea how inclusive this group is and what it means to be part of Standing Rock, be part of the united Sioux nation,” he said.Irving, who won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, was born in Australia and grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. He played one season at Duke University before joining the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In front of a packed auditorium, they were honored with Lakota names during a ritual that tribal spokeswoman Danielle Finn said “is a very special rite of passage for a Lakota person.”Kyrie Irving’s Lakota name, Hela, is roughly pronounced (HAY’-law) and means “Little Mountain.” Asia Irving’s name, Tatanka Winyan, (tuh-TONG’-kuh WEE’-yun) means “Buffalo Woman.” Both are associated with their White Mountain family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Irvings’ late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was a member of the tribe and lived on the reservation until her adoption at a young age. Their late grandmother and great-grandparents also have ties to the reservation.The siblings were greeted by hordes of fans, many wearing green T-shirts with the Standing Rock Sioux seal, Kyrie Irving’s uniform number, 11, and the words “Welcome Home Kyrie Irving.” MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
President George Weah has now forwarded a proposition to the national legislature to revisit the issue of tenured positions in government. The President’s action comes in the wake of challenges posed to his authority and power to dismiss appointed officials from tenured positions.In its November 2, 2018 editorial, the Daily Observer cautioned President Weah to rethink his decision to scrap tenured positions in government. Additionally, this newspaper went at lengths to provide some insight into the matter by explaining the Pros and Cons of having tenured positions or appointing individuals to tenured positions in government.Others have also entered the fray, offering differing perspectives on the issue. President Weah, rather than effecting summary dismissals, has taken the matter further by submitting his proposal to the Legislature for review. The plenary of that body has meanwhile forwarded the matter to its various committees for review.This newspaper, while acknowledging that the President, under the authority of the Constitution, has the power to appoint and dismiss public officials, nevertheless it also acknowledges that the Constitution confers on the Legislature the power to create autonomous commissions as may be necessary to complement the smooth functioning of government. Such commissions are structured in ways that ensure they function without direct interference from the Executive.For example, in Chapter X Article 89, the Constitution establishes the Civil Service, Elections and General Auditing Commissions. Article 89 also says “the Legislature shall enact laws for the governance of these Commissions and create other agencies as may be necessary for the effective operation of Government.” In view of this Constitutional provision, the President lacks the power or authority to scrap or abolish rules created by the Legislature for the governance of these institutions. Such rules may include provisions for tenure.By extension it includes other agencies created by Legislative enactment such as the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission(LACC), the Public Procurement Concession Commission etc. While the President is clothed with the authority to appoint the heads of these Commissions, he does not have the power and authority to enact laws for their governance. Only the Legislature can enact such laws which the President, under the Constitution, lacks the power and authority to perform.Thus, the President was quite in step when he referred the matter to the Legislature for review. But should the Legislature however, not defer to the President on this, there is little or nothing, Constitutionally speaking, that he can do to compel compliance with his request. Equally so and Constitutionally speaking, the Legislature cannot and does not have the power to delegate this responsibility to the Executive nor can it divest itself of the Constitutional responsibility to enact laws for the governance of these institutions.Given the above, this newspaper holds the view that Article 56 (a) of the Constitution does not in any way contradict or conflict with Article 89 of the Constitution. Article 56 (a) reads: “All cabinet ministers, deputy and assistant cabinet ministers, ambassadors, ministers and consuls, superintendents of counties and other government officials, both military and civilian appointed by the President pursuant to this Constitution shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the President.” This newspaper cannot, in view of Articles 89 and 56 a, reconcile itself to bandied suggestions that such provisions can be interpreted to mean that the President can dismiss these officials simply because they serve at his will and pleasure. Those legislators who maintain this position are urged to read the Constitution, especially Article 89.Aside from these Constitutional concerns this newspaper called on President Weah to make haste slowly in his attempt to scrap tenured positions in Government. And this newspaper did so in consideration of the immeasurable harm the “Imperial Presidency” has wrought on this nation, as it recalled that bitter memories of the legacy of dictatorial rule remain deeply etched in the national consciousness.Moreover, in the face of rising public concerns about the rapidly declining state of the nation’s economy, it would do this government well to instead focus its attention on addressing concerns about the economy such as the rapidly depreciating value of the Liberian dollar against the US dollar, the missing billions and the infusion of 25m US dollars in the economy. These are all concerns flagged by the Legislature as those constituting the basis of their recall from recess by President Weah.Additionally, such apparent preoccupation with the scrapping of tenure is proving to be nothing more than mere distraction from the real issues. Some legislators appear to be adding to the confusion obviously because they have not read the Constitution in totality, preferring instead to read Article 56 a in isolation of other relevant provisions especially Article 89.Some legislators, preferring anonymity for unexplained reasons, have even opined that the President has the unrestricted power to preside and administer the Republic of Liberia without any hindrance as sovereign Head of State, Head of Government and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia. This newspaper simply cannot accept such blatantly false postulations because they are premised on a warped interpretation of the Constitution.Additionally, this newspaper must again unfailingly declare that President Weah should tread lightly on this matter which has the potential to undermine public trust and confidence in his government. As observed earlier, there is so much pressing concerns piled on the President’s plate. He must be careful to not bite off more than he can chew.He must take charge not as a rough, high riding swashbuckler but as a caretaker with a charge to lead by the force of example and not by the threat of force or violence. As much as this newspaper would like this government to succeed, yet it cannot remain oblivious to such troubling concerns laden with a potential to reverse all the gains of the past.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“We will be calling in a contractor to remove the danger trees and then assess the situation from there, so the trail will be closed for the public’s safety,” he explains. The Silviculture Trail is the furthest west of the three interpretive trails in the Community Forest, and it is already blocked off to keep the public away. In addition to the fallen trees, there is also potentially unstable grounds along the trail due to the slide. The larger Multi-Purpose Trail and Anatomy Trails are still open for use during the Silviculture Trail’s closure, which Stanley said could still be reopened once safe. – Advertisement -“We just have to make sure that we take every precaution for everyone’s safety and assess the situation.”
0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is feeling the heat after Manchester United’s League Cup misery © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Jose Mourinho was left red-faced amid fresh talk of a rift with Paul Pogba as Manchester United crashed to a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Frank Lampard’s Derby in the League Cup on Tuesday.Just hours after Mourinho reportedly told unsettled star Pogba that he would never captain the team again, there was a bitter pill for the United manager to swallow as second tier Derby sprang a major surprise in the third round at Old Trafford. Juan Mata had put United ahead in the opening moments, but Harry Wilson equalised and, after the hosts had goalkeeper Sergio Romero sent off, Jack Marriott gave Derby the lead with just five minutes left.Marouane Fellaini headed United’s equaliser deep into stoppage-time to make it 2-2, yet even that couldn’t dig Mourinho out of trouble.After Derby scored eight successive kicks in the shoot-out, United defender Phil Jones saw his effort saved by Scott Carson to give the Rams an 8-7 win.It was a sweet moment for Derby boss Lampard, who enjoyed so much success working under Mourinho during their time at Chelsea.But the apprentice’s victory over his teacher was a painful blow to Mourinho, who has endured a troubled time since the end of last season and had to watch as Lampard danced jubilantly with his players on the pitch.After squabbling with United’s hierarchy over their failure to sign the targets Mourinho wanted, he has become embroiled in a feud with Pogba amid increasingly alarming results.Defeats against Brighton and Tottenham, coupled with Saturday’s draw against Wolves, have left United off the pace in the Premier League and now they are out of the League Cup.It was a downbeat conclusion to a torrid day for United after relations between Mourinho and French World Cup winner Pogba reportedly hit a new low.Pogba is believed to have been informed in front of team-mates that he does not embody what the club is about, so will no longer act as captain when regular skipper Antonio Valencia is absent.The 25-year-old infuriated Mourinho after the Wolves match when he insisted United should “attack, attack, attack” in what was perceived as a dig at the manager’s conservative tactics.Paul Pogba, dressed in white, sits in the stands to watch Manchester United’s clash with Derby © AFP / Paul ELLISAsked just before kick-off about Pogba’s absence from the squad, Mourinho insisted the former Juventus star had been “rested”.Pogba still turned up at Old Trafford, watching from a private box, but disappeared before the shoot-out.The Pogba row overshadowed a superb achievement by Lampard, who only took his first managerial role at Derby in the close-season.If Lampard was a reminder of better days for Mourinho, the United manager was briefly lifted again thanks to Mata’s third minute opener.Romelu Lukaku’s clever dummy let the ball run to Jesse Lingard and his pass reached Mata, who swept a cool finish into the far corner from just inside the area for his first at Old Trafford for 12 months.But Derby had United on the ropes with their slick passing.Lampard’s side were rewarded for their enterprising play in the 59th minute when on-loan Liverpool winger Wilson powered a fine free-kick past Romero.Wilson was tormenting United and another of his dangerous raids in the 67th minute led Romero to sprint out of his area and block with his hand, earning a red card that forced Mourinho to send on former Derby keeper Lee Grant for his debut.Lukaku hit the woodwork as United tried to respond, but Derby made the most of their numerical advantage to snatch the lead in the 85th minute.Mason Mount’s initial shot was saved by Grant, but, as United’s defenders stood and watched, Marriott reacted alertly to head in from close range.Fellaini came to United’s rescue five minutes into stoppage-time when the Belgian converted Diogo Dalot’s cross with a close-range header, however that was only delaying Mourinho’s misery.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A Ballybofey woman has been charged with stealing almost €40,000 from her employer over a two year period.Letterkenny courthouse.Christine Griffin, who worked as a book-keeper with a local pharmacy, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The 47 year old woman is charged with a total of 31 offenses of theft over a two year period.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that he arrested Ms Griffin this morning at Newline Road but she made no reply when the charges were put to her.The court was told that Ms Griffin stole a total of €39,770.30 over a two year period at the pharmacy in Ballybofey.However, over the past year Ms Griffin, of Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey has paid back a total of €19, 110 of the stolen cash to the company.Inspector David Kelly said the Director of Public Prosecutions has agreed to dispose of the case on a plea of guilty.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked to have the case adjourned until December 17th which Judge Paul Kelly agreed to.DONEGAL WOMAN ‘STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM CHEMIST SHOP’ was last modified: October 21st, 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:BallybofeyChristine GriffincourtheftJudge Paul Kelly
A DONEGAL man has appeared in court on a number of charges including false imprisonment and making a threat to kill.Stephen Roulston (53) of Cavan, Ballindrait, was before Letterkenny Circuit Court, where he was indicted on the charges arising out of an indecent at 1 Glen Park, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, on May 7, 2019. Roulston faced charges assault causing harm, of producing a knife, of making threats to kill or cause serious harm and of false imprisonment. The defendant spoke only to plead guilty to the charges.Judge John Aylmer requested a psychiatric report for Roulston, who was remanded on continuing bail. Judge Aylmer adjourned the case for sentencing at the next session of the Court.Man pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threat to kill was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ballindraitJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtStephen Roulston
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEGLENEA SHOCK KILDRUM Glenea United will meet Bonagee United in the final of the Knockalla Caravans Cup in a fortnight’s time after they shocked Ulster Senior League outfit Kildrum Tigers in their semi final tie today at Station Road, St Johnston. Glenea United who won the Donegal Premier League last weekend in a penalty shoot-out against Gwedore Celtic took the lead shortly after half time through Darren McGeever. The Tigers with home advantage on their side responded quickly and got an equaliser from Gavin Doherty, but mid way through the second half Glenea were awarded a penalty and McFadden made no mistake from 12 yards out to book their final spot.COCKHILL EARLY LEADERSElsewhere this weekend, Cockhill Celtic are the early leaders of this seasons Ulster Senior League after they travelled to Dry Arch Park, Bonagee and came away with a 4-1 victory over Peter Moran’s Bonagee United. On Wednesday night Fanad United joined Letterkenny Rovers on 6 points after they defeated the Rovers by 2 goals to 1, Mark Harkin put Rovers ahead but goals from Seimi Friel and Eunan Kelly gave Fanad all three points.Last night Drumkeen United-who are in FAI Cup action next Friday night against League of Ireland outfit Bohemians, drew 3-3 with Swilly Rovers. A goal from Sean Ferry and a Richie Moore brace for Drumkeen were cancelled out by strikes from Marty McDaid, Keith Hegarty and the evergreen Michael McHugh.RESULTS4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUELetterkenny Rovers 1-2 Fanad UnitedDrumkeen United 3-3 Swilly RoversBonagee United 1-4 Cockhill Celtic KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP SEMI FINALKildrum Tigers 1-2 Glenea UnitedULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONESwilly Rovers 1-3 Kildrum Tigers Drumkeen United P-P Letterkenny Rovers(game on Mon 21st May7pm)USL TABLE P W D L F A GD PTSCockhill Celtic 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9Letterkenny Rovers 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6Fanad United 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6Derry City 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6Kildrum Tigers 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3Drumkeen United 4 0 1 3 4 9 -5 1Swilly Rovers 3 0 1 2 4 11 -7 1Buncranna Hearts 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0Bonagee United 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE – REPORTS, RESULTS AND TABLE was last modified: May 20th, 2012 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:Ulster Senior League
Watch Live Live Stats “This was a hard-fought battle against a competitive Loyola team,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “It’s a difficult result to accept as we had a very solid performance and should have gotten something out of the game.” “A few areas we need to revisit and tighten up on when defending in the defensive third, but all in all we need to build on this performance and turn our attention to Bradley next week,” said Smith. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster The Ramblers took the lead in the 25th minute on a headed goal by Aidan Megally. The score ended Drake’s shutout streak at 423:56, or just over seven hours of game time. ESPN+ “We were pushing to win the game and created two or three good chances in overtime, but just didn’t tuck them away,” Smith said. Box Score (PDF) The Bulldogs headed home the equalizer in the 62nd minute. Oliver Bihuniak sent in a free kick from near midfield, delivering it far post to Scott Misselhorn, who out-leapt his defender and leveled the game at one with a missile into the top-left corner. Both teams were evenly matched and fought for every advantage. Drake and Loyola each recorded 13 shots and five shots on goal, and the teams combined to be whistled for 38 fouls and booked for six yellow cards. at Bradley 10/5/2019 – 7 PM Next Game: INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team had its four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday when it lost in double overtime to Loyola, 2-1, at Bill Buxton Stadium. Preview Goalkeeper Luke Anderson, the reigning MVC Defensive Player of the Week, recorded both of his saves in quick succession late in the second half. Anderson began the sequence by diving to his left, adjusting in mid-air to bat away the redirected shot. Quickly rising to his feet, Anderson was game for the rebound, swallowing it up and ending Loyola’s chance. Megally collected his second goal of the day with the game-winner in the 109th minute. He gathered the ball after a mad scramble near the top of the 18-yard box before delivering a remarkable shot that snuck just beneath the crossbar. Story Links Drake (5-4, 2-1 MVC) travels to Peoria on Oct. 5 for a rematch with conference foe Bradley. The Bulldogs beat the Braves, 2-0, when they met on Sept. 21.
A curious case of biomimetics was reported by Science Daily: engineers imitating beavers. River restoration is a big project in many states that would like to return their rivers to the way the colonists first found them. “When engineers restore rivers,” the article began, “one Kansas State University professor hopes they’ll keep a smaller engineer in mind: the North American beaver.” Human engineers have been thinking too logically. They tended to believe that river restoration meant making a continuous flowing stream. They tore down milldams and felt satisfied when the river ran without breaks, but now realize they were missing something that beavers knew all along: river health requires ponds and multiple channels to increase diversity and productivity.Rather than tear down the whole milldam and radically change the surrounding ecosystem, the researchers recommend river restorers only remove part of it. This allows some ponded water to remain and mimics the role of beavers. Daniels said that in many cases if an old dam breaks and forms a gap, beavers may build their own dam to patch the gap and recreate the ecosystem that previously existed.This is not only a more natural approach to ecological engineering; it is a thrifty one. Melinda Daniels, co-author of a study published by Kansas State, said, “We can restore rivers in a way that mimics the naturally diverse beaver streams, and we can save a lot of money in the process.”Why not just leave it to beaver? (Sorry, but you knew it was coming.)For previous articles on beavers’ engineering benefits for the environment, see 10/11/2008, 02/25/2008, 06/08/2006, and 07/16/2005.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Yahooannounced today that it is buying Associated Content, a user-generated media company with 380,000 contributors and 16 million monthly visitors. Yahoo, the second largest search engine after Google, said it will complete this acquisition in the third quarter of 2010. Although financial terms were not released by either company, the deal is thought to be worth in the area of $90–100 million. “Together, we’ll create more content around what we know our users care about, and open up new and creative avenues for advertisers to engage with consumers across our network,” Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said in the official news release. “Having insight into user intent through its leading search products enables Yahoo! to identify topics important to advertisers and users. Yahoo! plans to use Associated Content to create content around those topics and leverage Associated Content to contribute content to existing media properties.”Business Insider pointed out that Associated Content, backed in part by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, had considered AOL to be the most likely buyer, but they decided to launch the SEED “open content submission platform” instead. Competitors include AOL and Demand Media. Demand has been criticized for producing a large amount of arguably low-quality content and is thought to be preparing for an IPO. Associated Content also brings along the deals it has with publishers like Reuters, Turner, Scripps and Fox. curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#AOL#user-generated content#web#Yahoo