Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Grizzlies hope Holiday — averaging 11.6 points — provides a lift. They have dropped 10 of 13 and had what general manager Chris Wallace described as an “emotionally charged” meeting following a loss to Detroit on Wednesday.Memphis has fallen from first to 10th in the Western Conference after a 12-5 start.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 ChrissWith Holiday gone, rookie Chandler Hutchison figures to play a bigger role for Chicago. Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and Selden is scoring 5.4. LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Leo Austria optimistic Terrence Romeo gamble will work for Beermen ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls is trapped by Wesley Iwundu #25 and Jarell Martin #2 of the Orlando Magic at United Center on December 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The struggling Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr.Memphis also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to Chicago in the deal Thursday. The Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption
A tip-off from a civilian led the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to the discovery of a firearm and matching ammunition in Houston, Greater Georgetown.The gun and ammunition which were recoveredAccording to information provided by Police Public Relations Officer, Jairam Ramlakhan, the find was made some time around 07:05h on Friday at Houston Public Road.It was reported that acting on information from a concerned citizen, the Police went to a location on the Houston Public Road, where they found a .32 pistol along with three matching rounds.The weapon was taken into Police possession and is expected to undergo ballistics testing to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crimes. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing.
…as calls mount for removal of dual citizens from National AssemblyIf Parliament is reconvened by Government, it cannot be business as usual for dual citizens who have had the case for their removal from the House confirmed by the Court of Appeal after its Friday ruling on the no-confidence cases.This is according to Opposition parliamentarian Juan Edghill, as he appeared on a Globespan24x7 Town Hall panel discussion on Saturday, which also featured Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and was moderated by journalist Dennis Chabrol.According to Edghill, dual citizens should do the honourable thing and vacate their seats. He zeroed in on one particular dual citizen, Foreign Affairs Minister, Vice and acting President, Carl Greenidge, who is also a citizen of the United Kingdom.“Every dual citizen who sits in Parliament must now resign. The Government must lead the way. Instructively, last night (Friday), the Vice President (Carl Greenidge) made an address to the nation about these matters and should have at least indicated (his next step).”“He was affected by the rulings of the appellate court,” Edghill pointed out on the show. “Because it upheld that as a dual citizen he should not have been in the Parliament, much less as Foreign Minister representing us around the world and acting as President.”Edghill reminded Ramjattan that it was Government who have raised the spectre of dual citizenship in hopes of discrediting its former MP, Charrandas Persaud, whose conscience vote led to the passage of the No-confidence Motion last year.“All three Judges in the Court of Appeal upheld that you cannot be a dual citizen in the National Assembly. The Government must lead the way, because its moral authority on the matter is being questioned. The [People’s Progressive Party] PPP, the General Secretary, has already addressed this issue. He even named the dual citizen at one of his press conferences.”Edghill pointed out that Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, one of the dual citizens on the Opposition side, has already addressed her dilemma and that whatever promises the PPP makes it will abide by. He made it clear that even if the Government disregards the law and the court rulings regarding dual citizens, the PPP will not follow suit.AdmissionMeanwhile, Minister Ramjattan acknowledged that the next logical thing for dual citizen Members of Parliament to do may be to resign, unless they renounce their foreign allegiances.“In my view, logic means indeed they would have to resign. I don’t know what will happen, but if I had my way that would be the natural course of events, unless they renounce their citizenship from those countries overseas.”In February, Chief Justice Roxane George had ruled on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud. In the case it brought to the Chief Justice, Government had argued that Persaud’s dual citizenship status invalidated his vote in support of the No-confidence Motion that brought the Government down.This argument also formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling; something the Speaker ultimately refused to do.According to the Chief Justice, by swearing allegiance to another state, a dual citizen is not qualified to be elected to serve in the National Assembly. But Charrandas is not the only one. In the Opposition camp, Chief Whip Teixeira has already indicated her willingness to renounce her citizenship.In the case of the Government, Minister Greenidge and Minister of State Joseph Harmon (who has US citizenship) have both failed to address if they would choose Parliament or dual citizenship when the time comes.
0Shares0000Russian midfielder Pavel Mamaev, pictured June 2016, was detained along with Saint Petersburg forward Alexander Kokorinon due to suspicion of hooliganism, following an incident in a Moscow cafe © AFP/File / MARTIN BUREAUMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Oct 10 – Russian police on Wednesday evening detained disgraced footballer Pavel Mamaev for 48 hours following an unprovoked attack on two government officials, while fellow suspect Alexander Kokorin was being questioned.Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev and Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Kokorin are facing possible five-year jail terms after video footage caught them attacking two Russian trade ministry officials in an upscale Moscow cafe. Premier League chiefs have also requested a lifetime ban for the players.Police said in a statement that Mamaev has been detained as a suspect under criminal investigation.“Pavel Mamaev has been detained according to the criminal code for 48 hours. He is suspected of hooliganism,” police spokeswoman Irina Volk told TASS state news agency.Responding to a police summons, Mamaev had arrived at Moscow’s police’s central investigation department on Wednesday afternoon for questioning.Kokorin then missed a 6 pm deadline as his lawyer said he was unable to get there in time.Police later confirmed he had arrived and was also meeting investigators. Neither player was seen by a crowd of waiting journalists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Top destinations are expected to be Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. About 800,000 passengers are expected to flow through LAX this weekend, and about 2 million passengers are expected to pass through the Ontario airport, she said. Closer to home, crowds are expected at area parks – Bonelli Regional Park, Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area and Whittier Narrows Regional Park are buckling down for thousands of anticipated visitors. Bonelli Park expects 12,000 to 13,000 visitors, and Whittier Narrows is planning for at least 45,000 each day of the holiday weekend, park officials said. With such huge crowds, police are asking residents to keep close tabs on their children to prevent drownings. “There are going to be kids all over the place,” said Lt. Jeremy Kitabjian of the Los Angeles County Police, which patrols Bonelli and other regional parks. “Every year, we have quite a few kids that get detached from their parents, and the parents don’t even know the child is missing,” he said. As the summer heats up, rescue workers urge extra vigilance around swimming pools. A week ago in Pasadena, a 3-year-old was revived by paramedics after adults discovered the girl at the bottom of a backyard pool. An adult pulled the girl out of the pool, but no one was able to perform CPR before paramedics arrived, said Pasadena Fire Chief Dennis Downs. Downs said the incident, unfortunately, was not unusual. “People are having a get-together, and suddenly they can’t find the toddler. They look around and, lo and behold, \ at the bottom of a pool,” Downs said. Downs also recommended giving children swimming lessons as early as possible, and taking CPR and first aid classes, offered by the American Red Cross. City News Service contributed to this story. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nearly 3.1 million Southern Californians plan to get out of town this weekend, a slight increase from last year that reflects anxiety over soaring gas prices, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The number of people planning trips of at least 50 miles went up, but only by about 0.3 percent. “It is a very small increase,” said Marie Montgomery of the Auto Club. “Memorial Day, since probably 2002 or 2001, we’ve seen record gas prices and at the same time people have indicated that they still want to travel. “They still want to have that getaway,” she added, “but this year’s really high gas prices might finally be catching up in terms of impacting the amount of people wanting to travel, or who are able to travel.”
They wore red in the 1966 final – and the colour has brought England luck 52 years later.Gareth Southgate’s men are into the World Cup semi-finals and will face Croatia for a chance to play either France or Belgium in the final. The Three Lions have worn white twice this summer, in the 6-1 thrashing of Panama and the narrow defeat by Belgium in the group stages.They’ve worn their red strip three times, seeing off Tunisia, Colombia and Sweden.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST Why are England wearing white shirts against Croatia?For the last-four showdown with Croatia England will wear an all-white kit.Croatia are designated as the home side for the game, which would usually see them wear their iconic red and white checks.But this shirt clashes with both the England home and away strip – so the Croatians will wear dark blue and England all white.This includes white shorts and socks, just to avoid any confusion. 2 Getty England will wear white shirts and shorts against Croatia 2 Red shirts have proved a lucky omen for England in Russia Getty
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Many were dressed as if for a wedding: men in suits and ties, women in fine veils, even young children in holiday clothes. But the Sunni Arabs were lined up at the polling stations for a battle, their last-ditch attempt to stop a constitution they feel will break up Iraq. They were likely to fall just short of defeating it, though it appeared a close call. Shiites and Kurds also turned out in strength in crucial parts of the country to support the charter in Saturday’s referendum, which will determine the shape of the nation’s young democracy after decades of dictatorship. It was a stark contrast from parliamentary elections eight months ago, when the Sunni Arab minority _ embittered by its loss of the power it held under Saddam Hussein _ boycotted the vote and the Shiite majority and Kurds voted in droves, elated at their new domination of the country. Sunnis learned their lesson when they ended up with hardly a voice in government. “That was a big mistake. We must all go to the polls and vote today against a constitution that would cancel out this country’s Arab identity,” said Harith Abdul Karim, 46, a Sunni who voted in Fallujah. Late Saturday, it appeared Sunni opponents had at least two of a required three provinces to reject the constitution. But snatching the third could be tough, and if they are unable to do so, the charter will pass. Washington hopes the constitution will be approved so that Iraqis can form a legitimate, representative government, tame the country’s relentless insurgency and enable the 150,000 U.S. troops to begin to withdraw. With little violence threatening the vote, whole families turned out at voting stations, with parents carrying young children, sometimes in holiday clothes to mark the special occasion. Men and women lined up by the hundreds in some places or kept up a constant traffic into heavily bunkered polls. “I’m 75 years old. Everything is finished for me. But I’m going to vote because I want a good future for my children,” Said Ahmad Fliha said after walking up a hill with the help of a relative and a soldier to a polling site in Haditha, a western Sunni town. Some 9 million Iraqis cast ballots, election officials said, announcing a preliminary turnout estimate of 61 percent. In Baghdad, men counted votes by lanterns because the electricity was out in parts of the city. Results were written on a chalkboard. Outside, Iraqi soldiers huddled in a courtyard, breaking their fast. Northeast of the capital, in Baqouba, men sat around long tables, putting “yes” votes in one pile and “no” votes in another. A day that U.S. and Iraqi leaders feared could become bloody turned out to be the most peaceful in months, amid a heavy clampdown by U.S.-Iraqi forces across the country. Insurgents attacked five of Baghdad’s 1,200 polling stations, wounding seven voters, but there were no suicide bombings or other major attacks. Four Iraqi soldiers were reported killed by attacks far from polling sites _ compared to the more than 100 attacks that hit January parliamentary elections, killing more than 40 people. “The constitution is a sign of civilization,” Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said after casting his ballot. “This constitution has come after heavy sacrifices. It is a new birth.” The Shiites _ some 60 percent of Iraq’s estimated 27 million people _ and the Kurds _ another 20 percent _ largely support the approximately 140-article charter, which provides them with autonomy in the northern and southern regions where they are concentrated. The Sunni Arabs, who form the backbone of the insurgency, widely oppose the draft, convinced its federalist system will tear the country into Shiite and Kurdish mini-states in the south and north, leaving Sunnis in an impoverished center. Most Sunnis appeared to be voting “no” even after one major party, the Iraqi Islamic Party, came out in support of the draft because last-minute amendments promised Sunnis the chance to try to change the charter later. “We have entered the political process now because our rights were being usurped by others who have marginalized us,” said Sunni Hazem Jassim, 45, referring to Iraq’s other factions. In the south, Shiite women in head-to-toe veils and men emerged from the poll stations flashing victory signs with fingers stained with violet ink, apparently responding in mass to the call by their top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to support the charter. “Today, I came to vote because I am tired of terrorists, and I want the country to be safe again,” said Zeinab Sahib, a 30-year-old mother of three, one of the first voters at a school in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad. If the constitution fails, a new constitution must be drafted by a new parliament, to be elected in December. If it passes, a new parliament will also be elected and a new government selected _ the first permanent, fully constitutional government in Iraq since collapse of Saddam Hussein’s rule in 2003. The bar for Sunni opponents to defeat the constitution is high: They must get a two-thirds vote in any three of Iraq’s 18 provinces. They were likely to reach that threshold in the vast Sunni heartland of Anbar province in the west. They must snatch the two others among the provinces of Salahuddin, Ninevah or Diyala, north of Baghdad. Each of those provinces has a Sunni Arab majority, but they also have significant Shiite or Kurdish minorities. Competition was fierce in all three, which had some of the highest turnout rates in all of Iraq _ well above 66 percent. Voters flowed constantly into a kindergarten used as a polling site in a Sunni Arab district of Mosul, Ninevah’s capital. “The government can’t just sew together an outfit and dress the people up by force. We do not see ourselves or see our future in this draft,” Gazwan Abdul Sattar, 27-year-old Sunni teacher, said after voting “no.” But in a nearby district, Kurds lined up as well, some decked out in tradition garb of baggy pants and belted vests, or wrapped in the red-and-green Kurdish flag, emblazoned with a yellow sun. “This document serves the ambitions of the Kurdish nation and we hope then that we will be able to determine our destiny in the future,” said Barzan Berwari, a 45-year-old businessman. There were no figures on Ninevah or Diyala. Salahuddin province appeared to be nearing a two-thirds “no” vote after an overwhelming showing at the polls in Tikrit, Saddam’s hometown, where some election officials said 90 percent of the voters cast ballots. “This constitution was written by people who are loyal to Iran rather than being loyal to Iraq,” said Hassan Maajoun, 60, reflecting some Iraqis’ deep suspicion of the influence of neighboring Iran. But voting was just as heated in the smaller Shiite towns in the southern part of the province as they raced to stop the Sunnis short. After placing the ballots in the plastic boxes at the polling centers, Iraqis had the forefinger of their right hands marked with violet ink to prevent repeat voting. The polls opened at 7 a.m., just hours after government workers restored power lines that insurgents sabotaged in the north Friday night, plunging the Iraqi capital and surrounding areas into darkness. When voting ended 10 hours later, celebratory gunfire rang out in Baghdad streets, and some families handed out sweets to passers-by. While turnout was high in the mixed areas, Shiites in the south and Kurds in their autonomous enclave in the north showed less enthusiasm, with fewer than 66 percent of voters showing up in most of the provinces in those areas _ likely reflecting the feeling that a “yes” vote was a sure bet there. Less than a third of voters in the region around the city of Ameriyah bothered to show up. Turnout in January’s vote was 58 percent, but Sunnis largely boycotted that election while Shiites turned out in droves, celebrating their chance to dominate the new government. Bush administration officials said they were pleased that Iraqis appeared peaceful and enthusiastic about exercising their right to vote. “Today’s vote deals a severe blow to the ambitions of the terrorists and sends a clear message to the world that the people of Iraq will decide the future of their country through peaceful elections, not violent insurgency,” White House spokesman Allen Abney said. Whether the charter passes or fails, Sunnis appeared to throw themselves wholeheartedly into a political process that until now they have been deeply suspicious of. That could indicate they will try more in the future to work within a system U.S. and Iraqi leaders hope can moderate the country’s vicious sectarian divisions. But if the constitution passes despite a significant Sunni “no” vote, die-hards in the community could decide the insurgency is their only hope to retain influence in the country. In the Sunni Anbar province, streets and polling stations in towns strung along the Euphrates River valley were largely empty as residents remained hunkered in their homes, fearing insurgent violence or so embittered they refused to vote. The minimal turnout in Anbar _ as in the January election _ suggested the key battleground between U.S.-Iraqi forces and insurgents, would remain alienated from the political process. But voting was not along sectarian lines everywhere. In Sadr City, a mostly Shiite area of Baghdad controlled by radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led uprisings against the U.S.-led coalition last year, people were widely expected to vote “yes.” Not Haitham Aouda Abdul-Nabi, a 23-year-old co-owner of a convenience store. He was breaking the ranks to vote no. Why? Because he is tired of the chaos that has followed Saddam’s ouster. “Only force can bring results with a people like us in Iraq,” he said. “Unfortunately, we need someone like Saddam. 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It’s that time of year again when we are looking for two things – a bit of sunshine or a chance to improve our homes.B&S Credit Union in the Twin Towns has the answer to both.Whether you’re looking to borrow to help with your household expenses or for a larger purchase like that dream kitchen or new conservatory, B&S Credit Union have the right personal loan to suit you. And if you’re happy with your home but think a nice trip to Lanzarote or a cruise will do you and your family the world of good, then B&S can help with that too.They have made it easy to borrow as little as €100 or up to €55,000 at a fair, affordable rate with no application fees and no early repayment charges.And with their easy-to-use calculator on their website https://www.bandscu.ie, you can see exactly how much you will be paying back.It couldn’t be simpler. That much-needed break or that dream makeover is only a click away.Visit www.bandscu.ie or call in and chat to a member of staff today! A holiday or a home improvement loan? B&S Credit Union can make it happen was last modified: April 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:B&S credit unionBallybofeyFinanceloansmoneyStranorlar
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Wednesday, June 5, The Darke County Agricultural Society received a brand new blue tractor from Apple Farm Service. Apple Farm Service gladly donated a New Holland T5.110 to the Great Darke County Fair to be used for the next six months.“This is the second tractor that Apples has donated for us to use,” said Brian Rismiller, fair manager. “Last year we were given a Case IH tractor to use. We truly appreciate that Apple thought of us again!”The Darke County Fairgrounds will have the opportunity to break in this new tractor for the next six months. They plan to use it primarily to rake the arena and maintain the horse barns.“We’re happy to help the Darke County Ag Society!” said Bill Apple, president of Apple Farm Service. “New Holland enjoys working with their dealerships to support local nonprofit organizations like the Ag Society. Some of our employees have fond memories of showing animals and projects in the Darke County fair. We are thrilled to give back to a staple of this community.”This New Holland T5.110 tractor won’t stay long after its short stay at the fairgrounds. This 114 horse-power utility tractor will be for sale to a well-deserving farmer with a sizable discount and a new warranty. For now, it’ll be working hard at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds.
Panaji: The Bombay High Court at Goa on Thursday directed the State government to ensure supply of potable water to residents of Sonshi village in North Goa’s Sattari taluk, which has been in the news for villagers’ protest against dust pollution caused by transportation of iron ore.The court also directed the State government to come up with a solution to the pollution issue.The HC had taken up the matter sou moto earlier this month, after media reports highlighted the plight of villagers, 45 of whom were arrested after their protest against dust pollution resulting from unregulated transport of iron ore.Trucks from mining leases around the village carry the iron ore to the river jetties nearby, from where it is shipped for exports.The State had witnessed a major outrage after 45 villagers, including 23 women, were arrested by the police on April 11, following their protest. They were released more than a week later.