MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on 7-for-25 shooting in his Boston debut, and Jaylen Brown had 18 in a subdued home opener for the Celtics, who underwent a near-complete overhaul over the summer even after earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season.Although Irving and No. 3 draft pick Jayson Tatum appeared in a Celtics home uniform for the first time, Hayward was left to wish them well in a pregame video in his hospital gown from his hospital bed. After cheering Hayward during his scoreboard appearance, the Celtics fans broke into a chant of his name during the first half.“Like he told us before the game, we got that message — before the whole arena got the message — he’s fine,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “Personally, it was tough seeing, but I think we’ll be fine. We’ve just got to adjust.”But the team was unable to make up for the absence of the player who was expected to be their key offseason acquisition when he signed a four-year, $128 million contract to rejoin Brad Stevens, his college coach, in Boston.The Celtics trailed by seven heading into the third quarter before scoring 14 of the next 16 points, taking a 69-64 lead on Irving’s 3-pointer from the top of the key. But the Bucks regained the lead with six minutes to play, holding Boston without a basket for about five minutes.ADVERTISEMENT FIGHTING WORDSBoston’s Marcus Smart and Dellavedova traded hard fouls early in the second quarter, leading to some shoving and a technical foul for the Celtics guard. First, Smart went to the floor with a bit of a hip check. Later, Smart seemed to embellish his fall when Dellavedova ran into his screen.Smart came up and put his chest into the Bucks guard, and Milwaukee’s John Henson reached in to try to restrain him. Dellavedova was called for a common foul and Smart was given a technical.TIP-INSBucks: Returned to the road for their season opener. Before opening at home the past two seasons, the Bucks had tipped off on the road for 30 years in a row. … Greg Monroe went to the locker room in the first quarter with a cut on the side of his head, near his right eye, and said he had “a couple of” stitches. He and finished with 10 points in 17 minutes…. Antetokounmpo’s 37 points were the third-most in his career.Celtics: No. 3 overall draft pick Tatum had eight points and nine rebounds. … Brown had his left wrist taped after the game and said “sprained it or something.”UP NEXTBucks: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Celtics: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I passed the ball to Delly,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter— and the biggest assist of the game, as well. “And that’s what Delly does.”One night after a gruesome broken ankle just six minutes into the season cost Boston top free agent Gordon Hayward — perhaps for the entire year — the Celtics fell to 0-2 by giving up an 11-1 run that left Milwaukee with a 97-90 lead and under three minutes to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAntetokounmpo added 13 rebounds, Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and Khris Middleton had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Dellavedova scored 15 points, including the 3-pointer with 45 seconds left after the Celtics cut the lead to two points.“I thought Giannis made a great play at the end, trusting his teammate,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “Just to trust his teammate down at the end to make a play … he got off the ball and Delly made a big shot.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, tries to drive past Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbled into the paint, spun to his left and found his path to the basket blocked by Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.Instead, the Greek Freak fed the ball to Matthew Dellavedova beyond the arc for the 3-pointer that helped seal Milwaukee’s 108-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Bucks’ season opener on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “This has been quite a journey that ultimately will benefit athletes in this region,” Coates said.The Oceania National Olympic Committees represents 17 countries across the Pacific.Members of the Asian Olympic body also re-elected Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait as their president despite his pending criminal trial in Switzerland in a case of alleged forgery in an arbitration process. He is also implicated by the U.S. Department of Justice in paying bribes to Asian soccer officials through OCA accounts.The sheikh, who denies all wrongdoing, suspended himself in November from his long-time IOC membership and presidency of the global group of national Olympic committees, known as ANOC, but continues in his OCA work. He left his FIFA positions in April 2017 amid the American allegations.“I made it clear to the NOCs that I would leave it up to them to decide whether I should stand for president,” Sheikh Ahmad said in a statement. “I am here to serve them and I was humbled by their response.”ADVERTISEMENT Clippers beat slumping Lakers Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. (Photo by Arief Bagus / AFP)BANGKOK (AP) — Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games.The Olympic Council of Asia confirmed after its general assembly over the weekend that athletes from Oceania would be eligible to compete in some team sports in Hangzhou, China, in September 2022.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said he had been campaigning for decades for inclusion at the quadrennial event, which was first staged in 1951 in India and most recently last year in Indonesia.He said the invitation to the Oceania athletes is limited to sports which qualify for the 2024 Olympics through Asia, including volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, soccer and fencing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Australia is very grateful for this opportunity … and there will be enormous interest from our Oceania neighbors,” Coates said in a statement Monday. “There’s a cap of 10,000 athletes for these games so there will need to be some decisions made along the way about which Australian men’s and women’s team will compete, but the critical thing is our place is confirmed for Hangzhou 2022 and that’s a very positive outcome for us.”Australian athletes competed at the 2002 East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan, but were not eligible for medals. Oceania athletes have also been previously invited to compete at the Asian Winter Games and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history
As Liberians await comprehensive report on the outcome of the Legislators’ consultative nation-wide tour regarding the Petroleum Sector Reform Act, a Senator of the 53rd Legislature is accusing the House of Representatives of attempting to singlehandedly arrange a national conference on the same sector.Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson, in a May 2014 communication to the Senate plenary at its 29th day sitting Tuesday, noted that such action by the House of Representatives is unconstitutional, “because a national conference can only be called for by both Houses, for a cause, and arranged in collaboration with the Executive Branch of Government.”According to Sen. Johnson, a conference of this nature being arranged by the Lower House, could also be called by the Executive Branch and approved by the National Legislature.“The reason is because all national conferences are funded by the Government of Liberia through Legislative appropriation,” Sen. Johnson said. Furthermore, the Bomi lawmaker advised his colleagues to communicate with the House of Representatives, the Executive Branch and the international community that the Senate is not in support of such conference because of its unilateral nature.Within the same communication, Senator Johnson reminded his colleagues that during fiscal year 2013/2014 budget, the amount of US$5 million was allocated for development projects in the various counties, which would be implemented by the Executive Branch with Legislative oversight.“I request the Liberian Senate to inform the Ministry of Finance and Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) that the US$5 million must be apportioned equally to all counties to allow individual Legislators (Senator/Representative) to identify projects in their constituencies to be implemented,” he said.Though he was absent during the reading and the period of long debate that followed, the Senators urged that the Bomi lawmaker’s letter be turned over to the leadership of the Senate for a proactive role.Describing the Senate as “the mother” unit of the country, Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morias said any attempt by anyone to call a national conference and reduce the Senate to second fiddle must be rejected.Outgoing Grand Kru Senior Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson said out rightly that the mineral Reform Bill did not call for a national conference, noting Senator Johnson’s letter surprises him.He recalled that both local and international petroleum experts have deliberated on the Petroleum Sector Reform Act, and wondered whether the House of Representatives nation-wide tour was not sufficient or had failed to yield the necessary result, or whether a new emerging development needs to be explained.“Does that necessitate a national conference to debate? I don’t see the necessity or expediency to have a national conference on this Bill; we are already talking about budget shortfall and from where do we get money for a national conference?” Senator Wortoson questioned.For his part, Sinoe County Senator Joseph Nagbe said the information of a national conference for him is in the domain of rumor or hearsay, “and I don’t want this Senate to dwell on rumor and hearsay. Even if the House is opting for a national conference, they will have to come to the Senate for our approval or otherwise. I suggest that we take this as information for us, but no further action, because there is nothing concrete before the Senate from the House that speaks for that.”River Cess County Senator Dallas Advertus V. Gueh for his part recalled that a few months ago the Senate passed the oil deal, and instead of the House rejecting or approving, they decided to take a nation-wide tour to consult our people. He wondered where in the country’s history a Bill has been taken to the citizens by a portion of the Legislature for consultation.It may be recalled that the House of Representatives and a group of Senators during the Legislative Break, spent the amount of US$900,000 to conduct a nation-wide tour to consult citizens on the Petroleum Reform Act, which had already been passed by the Senate. Meanwhile, the Senate Plenary on Tuesday requested the Clerk of that body to write the leadership, informing it of decision empowering them to play proactive role with respect to Sen. Johnson’s letter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An East Coast Demerara (ECD) miner has taken the Government to court for constructing the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court on his land. The miner had previously threatened to take legal action if the construction was not halted but the contractors continued.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe defendants in the case are listed as Attorney General Basil Williams; the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and Pierre Walcott; along with Maria Ann Walcott of M&P Investments at Lot 1165 Block 1, Eccles, East Bank Demerara.Royston Stuart of Lot 70 Ann’s Grove Housing Scheme, ECD, in his statement of claim filed in the High Court said he is the holder of Claim Licence, dated September 2, 2016, issued under the authority of the Mining Act 1989 and the mining regulations by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) in respect to a certain tract of State land in Mining District Number Two.Despite that Claim Licence being valid and subsisting, Stuart alleged that without his permission, lease, let or licence, a group of men, unknown to him, have entered upon a part of the land allotted to him in the Claim Licence and have begun the construction of a building that is intended to be used to house the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court.As such, the miner has sought the help of former Attorney General Anil Nandlall to get the authorities to cease construction. The claimant is also seeking in excess of $50 million for trespass and an injunction restraining defendants from continuing the construction of the building on his claim.In a previous effort for an amicable resolution in the matter, a letter dated March 22, 2019, which was also copied to the acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; acting Chief Justice Roxanne George; and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman as well as Junior Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes, the claimant had asked for the construction works to cease and for all structures constructed be demolished and removed. However, this was not done but instead construction works continued. In that letter it was also pointed out that Stuart had previously lodged a complaint with the GGMC since 2017 and as a result, a mines officer of the Commission had informed those conducting the construction that it was being done on Stuart’s licenced claim and that the works must cease. However, those orders were ignored. Stuart had also filed a complaint in writing on January 17, 2019 with both Natural Resources Ministers Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomes but they too did not respond to him.The Mahdia Magistrate’s Court is being constructed in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) at the cost of $140.385 million. The construction of the court comes under provisions made available to the Supreme Court to fund its 2019 work programmes.The Chancellor had said last year that the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court is among several district court offices expected to open and will see regular sittings of the court and the availability of centralised services.
0Shares0000Speaking earlier this month, Foxes boss Claude Puel insisted Mahrez would not be allowed to leave the club in January.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Riyad Mahrez has handed in an official transfer request at Leicester amid interest from Manchester City, according to Sky sources.Sky Sports News understands City have offered Leicester in excess of £50m for Mahrez and it is believed this is their second bid for the Algerian winger during this window. Sky sources understand £50m is well below Leicester’s valuation of Mahrez, who also handed in a transfer request in May 2017.Speaking earlier this month, Foxes boss Claude Puel insisted Mahrez would not be allowed to leave the club in January.When asked if Mahrez could cost potential suitors £100m, Puel said: “Perhaps; maybe in the summer he will cost even more than £100m.“It’s just rumours, noise about him. We can see Riyad smile, enjoying his football, enjoying to play with his team-mates.”Mahrez submitted a transfer request to Leicester last year amid interest from Roma, but the Foxes refused to sell the 26-year-old after rejecting three bids from the Italian club – including a £31.8m offer.Speaking at the time, Mahrez said: “Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City, I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on.“I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League.“However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience.”City have submitted their second bid for Mahrez after confirming Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round win over Cardiff.Sane has been ruled out for up to six weeks and is set to miss the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal as well as both legs of City’s Champions League last-16 tie against Basel.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed why he rejected the chance to join Manchester United this summer.Jose Mourinho was desperate to bring a top class centre-back to Old Trafford this summer to boost his back line, and United were linked with a move for Godin late into the transfer window. Diego Godin snubbed a move to Man United 2 Godin trains with Atleti striker, and former Chelsea man, Diego Costa The Red Devils reportedly made an approach to sign the Atletico Madrid captain and were willing to pay the 32-year-old’s buyout clause, which stood at only €25million, but were told they had no chance.And now Godin has spoken out for the first time about Man United’s interest, and revealed he snubbed a potential move to the Premier League for ‘personal reasons’.There were claims in Spain that the Uruguayan was set to pen a new bumper deal with Atleti after rejecting United, but the player also insisted those rumours were not true.Speaking ahead of Atletico’s Spanish Super Cup clash against rivals Real Madrid, Godin said: “I have not renewed.“I have had offers, although I have decided to stay for personal reasons and I am only thinking about the final. 2 “But I have not extended my contract.“I saw that news came out but I do not know where it came from.”
Responding to the release of the latest mortgage arrears data by the Financial Regulator, Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said that with 500 families falling in to serious mortgage distress every week urgent action is needed to address the problem of distressed mortgages.Deputy Doherty said: “The latest figures on distressed mortgages from the Financial Regulator are truly shocking. There are now 86,271 mortgage holders in distress. This is a 6,000 increase in the first three months of 2011.“This means that 500 families are falling into serious mortgage distress every week “Of these, 49,609 mortgage holders are in arrears of more than 12 weeks, an increase of 5,000 since December last year.“This is the single largest increase in the level of mortgage distress since the Financial Regulator started to publish these figures. Both the mortgage and banking industry believe that this problem will continue to grow unless urgent action is taken.”The Donegal South West TD said the approach taken by the previous government and by Fine Gael and Labour has been to ‘kick the problem into the future, promoting rescheduling of debt whether through moratoria or interest only payment schemes’.He added: While this approach provides a short term relief for those in mortgage distress it will not provide a long term solution. “The scale of the liabilities at stake here are substantial, with distressed mortgages amounting to a staggering €12.5 billion or 11% of all mortgage holders. This is no longer a housing problem, but a financial problem with implications for the stability of our banking system. It is also an economic problem impacting on consumer spending and putting jobs and job growth at risk.“In the coming weeks Sinn Fein will launch our own detailed proposals on tackling mortgage distress. There is a need for the public and policy debate on this issue to seriously explore negotiated loss sharing involving mortgage holders, mortgage lenders and crucially wholesale funding markets.“This will require legislation and I am urging the government to bring forward proposals before the summer recess to address this problem. Failure to act now will not only mean that thousands more families will fall into arrears and possibly lose their homes, but the broader cost on the economy will increase.”DOHERY CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION ON MORTGAGE ARREARS was last modified: May 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Naomh Brid GAA Club and the Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge raised an astonishing €12,310.00 for the Donegal Hospice, the club announced today.From the initial meeting with the title sponsor Paul Diver of the Sandhouse Hotel, to their discussions with the other sponsors: Abrakebabra Letterkenny, DMG Motors, TG Tunnelling, 3D Personnel, Dew Drop Inn Laghey, Cllr. Sean Mc Eniff and E&J Oil Services Ltd, everyone was more than willing to come on board in support of the club and Donegal Hospice. Also it was great that throughout the challenge that we were able to raise awareness of the “Opt for Life” movement being spearheaded by Joe Brolly. During the weekend of the challenge itself bucket collections were carried out by 63 club volunteers in 11 towns and villages along the route to Clones. Naomh Brid GAA Club and the Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge are very happy to announce that in total €12,310.00 was raised for Donegal Hospice.“We would like to thank those who helped or contributed in making this a reality,” said Michael Quinn from the club. SOLO CHALLENGERS HAND OVER MASSIVE €12K CHEQUE TO DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: August 22nd, 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:SOLO CHALLENGERS HAND OVER MASSIVE €12K CHEQUE TO DONEGAL HOSPICE
A PROTEST was held outside Donegal County Council offices by Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaigners today as Environment Minister Phil Hogan slashed €4M from the council’s budget.The cut reflects the failure of thousands of people to pay the Household Charge.Councillors were told in a letter also showed that there has been a large increase in the number of people paying the €100 tax – with 47% of people now having settled the bill. That leaves just over half the householders in the county – 53% – who haven’t paid.The Department of Environment letter to the council and its councillors says that if more people pay up, more funding will be released.However it warns councillors that they should re-forecast is spending plans for the rest of 2012 “to ensure a balanced budget.”Dozens of protestors are today lobbying councillors over the tax. MINISTER HOGAN SLASHES €4M FROM COUNCIL BUDGET OVER HOUSEHOLD TAX was last modified: July 30th, 2012 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) Tags:MINISTER HOGAN SLASHES €4M FROM COUNCIL BUDGET OVER HOUSEHOLD TAX
The scene of the crash at Mountain Top, Letterkenny, earlierA CAR involved in a road smash at a busy junction in the county has been towed away.The VW Passat lost control at Mountain Top in Letterkenny today, buckling one of the wheels as it struck a kerb.The turn-off for Calhame was closed for a time whilst a recovery truck removed the car. The area is now clear, but the roads in and around that area of Letterkenny remain slippy due to melting snow. CAR TOWED AWAY AFTER SNOW ROAD SMASH was last modified: March 23rd, 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) Tags:CAR TOWED AWAY AFTER SNOW ROAD SMASHdonegal weatherletterkennyMountain Topsnow