Teen gunned down in Masbate The 37-year-old Baguio had said he wanted to “reunite and hopefully end his career with coach Yeng.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Can Horn beat a revitalized Pacquiao? MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCyrus Baguio is reuniting with Yeng Guiao at NLEX, and the 6-foot-1 swingman could very well be ending his pro career as an integral part of the Road Warriors’ resurgence.Baguio was the biggest piece moved in a three-team, four-player deal which also saw GlobalPort give up Dylan Ababou to get Mac Baracael from NLEX and Phoenix Petroleum getting Ababou and NLEX’s 2020 second round Draft rights.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’
Dear Editor,In the 3.5 years following the 2015 General Election, the callous Granger-led cabal has absolutely reversed the upward positive trajectory Guyana achieved under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic. The APNU/AFC coalition essentially torpedoed one of the most dynamic and progressive regional economies, through unbelievable levels of incompetence, selfish and fraudulent maladministration.Unashamed by their consistent endemic failures, their pursuit of individual aggrandisement and enrichment of the selected few in Government continues to overwhelm unchartered. They have inflicted massive burdens on the majority of citizens, while syphoning off for individual gains at the expenses of our current and future generations.The Guyanese people at home and abroad have objected and rejected the pretence of this diabolical Granger Clan, whose falsehood has been ruthlessly exposed. Now, even as the world watches, there is no longer any attempt to camouflage their true colours and unenviable tainted character. Their openly undemocratic power-grabbing behaviours now drive a constitutional crisis which threatens the earned freedoms of citizens and international de-recognition.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali and the PPP/C team, have rolled out a necessary, timely and master-strategic intervention in the interest of all Guyanese. The justified debated and carried No-Confidence motion certainly caught the haughty leaders of the fallen coalition Government with their pants down engaging in shameless, fraudulent and dirty games. They are now playing for time while showing flagrant disregard for the Constitution, as they attempt to buy citizens’ loyalty.The daily portions of reversals on pronouncements by key members in the highest echelons of this Granger-led regime emphasises their characteristic untrustworthiness. As the promised “Good Life” remains evasive for the majority of citizens, there has been a 99 per cent constitutionally opposite position on every major public commitment of the clan. Evidence of these gully positions include:1. The public acceptance of the ruling of Speaker Dr Barton Scotland on the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) by both Mr Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, and the subsequent actions to reverse the position.2. The indication that the Government will be accepting the rule of the Court; a hearing of the challenge brought by them on the NCM, and the subsequent appeal after the ruling.3. The failure of Mr Granger to give due diligence to the necessary constitutional actions following the legitimate process being followed.The APNU/AFC has been clutching at straws after 3 years of exercising vendetta, wrath and political persecution of citizens and persons opposed to their whimsical charade and fantasy world. The Opposition has justifiably taken decisive actions in an effort to salvage the sinking ship and secure the future of our nation which has been effectively deflowered by the team of schemers in the fallen Government.It is imperative that David Granger announce the date for National and Regional Elections now, targeting the intent of the Constitution. Contemplation of leaving a legacy of a true leader must inform a sober thinking rationalisation of the negative impacts that the current approach of his cabal will have on the future of the nation. These actions must be taken, given that the Speaker of the National Assembly announced that the NCM was passed, as well as the fact that Chief Justice Roxanne George ruled that the Cabinet automatically resign on the passing of the No-confidence Motion.Mr Granger is acutely aware that it is not business as usual since the eminent Chief Justice neither granted a stay of execution nor a conservatory order which would have preserved the status quo ante. Most worrying is the fact that agents of this APNU/AFC coalition, are behaving like ‘bullies’ as they attempt to stymie the democratic process. True to an invoked cultured behaviour, they are using all the delaying tactics to stay in power illegally.Mr Granger’s silence so far on an election date, fuels a passive and worrisome Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) susceptibility of manipulation on this critical issue. The announcement of an earliest practical date for elections in the context of the Constitution will surely force GECOM to begin urgent preparations for the elections. The Chief Election Officer needs to stop playing games and prepare a thorough work program which would ensure elections in the shortest possible time.These delaying tactics seem to be deliberate in creating a platform for ensuring that the necessary procurement procedures can be manipulated so as to enhance opportunities for seriously questionable financial transactions. Expediency must not be allowed to replace principles when there is sufficient time.There are serious allegations about corruption at GECOM and the Auditor General must take note since free and fair elections are our priority.David Granger must respect the Constitution and stop talking about business as usual. Presently, there is no Cabinet and spending by the Government is limited by law. All the public servants who are authorising and spending must not allow this callous and ‘power-hungry’ Government to mislead them.Already, it was brought to the attention of this column that the scores of buses that were used to fetch people to the PNC/R public meeting at Vreed-en-Hoop, were allowed to cross the Demerara Harbor Bridge without paying the necessary fees.This is a serious indictment and questions regarding the approval for the tolls to be exempted for all those vehicles will have to be answered. It is clear that Ministries also paid the private buses and again this is a matter of serious concern in regard to the abusive and fraudulent use of taxpayers’ monies.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” nat’l final…Tonight’s showdown for the right to be crowned Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” national champions will revive an age-old rivalry between Georgetown and Linden in the sporting arena.Part of the action in this year’s Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” National Play-offsOrganisers Banks DIH, under its Guinness brand, has provided the ideal setting for what is already being touted as the perfect match-up to bring the curtains down after nearly nine months of enthralling football in the various communities.The venue is the National Stadium at Providence and the organisers have pulled out all the stops to make the experience a wonderful one for fans, with seating accommodation for around 400 persons now available.Of course, the Guinness competition does not feel the same if Sparta Boss, the most successful team in the tournament’s history, are not in the reckoning so their presence alone will ignite the love-hate relationship they somehow seem to attract.They face, in the first-semi-final, a determined Dave & Celina’s All-Stars, who happen to be the current national champions and they would no doubt be aiming to show their fans and critics that last year’s triumph was no fluke.Despite losing a host of players from last year’s campaign, the Lindeners have shown resilience throughout this year’s competition and even though they lost their Zone title to another semi-finalist Silver Bullets, their performance so far in the national play-offs has been impressive.However, Sparta Boss have been in irrepressible form and quite a few teams have been subjected to some embarrassing defeats, so, immediately, you see what is in store for tonight’s encounter.The former two-time national champs will enjoy home support, especially since they are facing opposition from Linden and this expected partisan support could serve as a very important and necessary component for them.Sparta Boss will include players the calibre of Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson, a player with immense talent and dribbling skills, while others such as Sheldon Shepherd, Jermin Junor, Courtney Britton, Eusi Phillips and Denis Edwards are all proven match winners.Dave & Celina’s All-Stars pursuit of victory will be spearheaded by Tyriq McAllister, Rudy Halley, Emanuel Atkins, and Steffon Tappin.In the other semi-final, G/town champs West Front Road-“Gold is Money” are entertaining Silver Bullets in what is surely going to be a slugfest from kick-off.The reigning Linden Zone champions have quietly and efficiently moved into the last four almost unnoticed, but are a deadly foe for any team facing them.Players such as Robin Adams, Damion Williams, Clifton Halley and Jermaine Samuels are all extremely talented players in this format and their confidence must be sky high.On the other hand, “Gold is Money” are noted for their clinical efficiency and ruthlessness in front of goal, and with the most prolific goalscorer, Deon Alfred in the line-up, defenders are in for a tough time.You then add Randolph Wagner, whose goalscoring prowess is respected by all, while their talisman Hubert Pedro, Jamal Pedro and the experienced Phillip Rowley add plenty potency to make opposing teams shiver with fright.All the teams appearing in the semi-finals will be given new uniforms with numbers on the back.The organisers have also added a female game comprising teams from Bartica and a mixed team encounter to the night’s proceedings.It will be fun, but teams have already stated that bragging rights and the handsome prize monies on offer will bring out the best in them.Admission is free, but a small fee for parking inside the venue will be charged.Action starts at 19:00h.
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves 1 Dani Alves, take a bow!Liverpool weren’t the only team to blow away their cup opponents in Wednesday night, as Barcelona battered Spanish third tier side Villanovense 6-1 in the Copa del Rey.20-year-old forward Sandro Ramirez starred with a hat-trick while Munir El Haddadi, also 20, scored twice.But this stunning long-range strike from Brazil full-back Alves, to open the scoring after just four minutes, was the highlight of another Barca mauling.Check it out in the video below!
Dear donegaldaily,About 175 years ago my mother’s family left Donegal. We’ve never been able to get any information about the family before their point of entry into Quebec City, Canada, in the early 1830’s.What we know is that at least two families left together. John Hagerty (sp?) (born 1802) married to Catherine McKelvey (born 1805), and three of their Irish born children, emigrated along with Catherine’s mother and father, John Mckelvey (born 1771) and Mary Slaven (born 1781). To the best of our knowledge, they came from the Convoy, Donaghmore, Stranolar vicinity. Are there people in your area who have wondered what happened to their ancestors? Do you provide a space in your newspaper for “Missing Friends” as in days gone by, especially after the Famine? I would be truly grateful if you could post this request for information and see if it joggles anyone’s memories.We would really need to come to Donegal and throughly do the research ourselves, but cannot. Various relatives have gone in the past and made attempts of varying degrees, without success.My mother’s family (Eileen Haggerty-age 84) still lives not many miles from where those people settled, not far from where they landed in Quebec, so long ago. As you can imagine, the Hag(g)erty’s and McKelvey’s are now spread far and wide across Canada and the US.Thank you for your time.Susan Haggerty MorrierCanada firstname.lastname@example.orgLETTER FROM CANADA: APPEAL FOR HELP IN TRACING McKELVEYS, SLEVINS AND HAGERTYS was last modified: February 6th, 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)
A DONEGAL man has pleaded guilty to a series of charges that include endangerment after driving intentionally into a Garda car while he was over three times the legal drink-drive limit. John Tierney, with addresses at 10 Brandon Park, St Johnston, and 33 Celtic Apartment, Pearse Road, Letterkenny was before Letterkenny Circuit Court to face a number of matters. Tierney pleaded guilty to charges following the incident at Cullion Road, Letterkenny on August 1, 2018.The charges state that Tierney intentionally or recklessly drove his vehicle, a Mazda 3, in the direction of Gardaí before colliding with a stationary patrol car.Tierney also faced charges of criminal damage to the patrol car, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and drink driving. Tierney had a blood-alcohol reading of 161mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, over three times the legal limit.Tierney also faced a charge of dangerous driving at Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny on the same date.The defendant spoke only to plead guilty.Tierney was also before the same court on other charges.The 30-year-old was arraigned for robbery of a woman on 24 February, 2016 at Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny, where he stole items including a coat, a purse, a credit card, a bank card, €40 cash and £40Stg, while subjecting the woman to force. Tierney pleaded guilty.Tierney also pleaded guilty to a Robbert on 26 February, 2016, at the car park of the Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny, were he stole items including a black holdall black containing a tracksuit, white shorts and Sketchers runners, while subjecting a woman to force. Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until the next session of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Donegal man pleads guilty to ramming Garda car was last modified: November 7th, 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:GardaiJohn TierneyJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Court
Goalkeepers are always the underdogs in a spot-kick scenario, but once Pickford guessed right, he will be kicking himself for not getting there. 16 In the context of countless cases of Tunisian wrestling in the box, the penalty conceded by Walker was incredibly soft. Nonetheless, there was no need to swing his arm, the danger was passing. The first case of England panic also came when Walker let the ball across his body on the edge of the box. Not his best night. (Sub) Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6 Arguably England’s best player. When they slowed, he kept them ticking. His work-rate in the Russian heat was exhausting to watch as he regained possession time after time. Henderson’s quality on the ball was also exceptional, with plenty of quick, inventive passing. 16 (Sub) Marcus Rashford – 7 Jordan Pickford – 6 Dele Alli – 6 16 16 Ashley Young – 6 16 16 The Chelsea youngster didn’t shy away from the ball and gave Tunisia plenty to think about. A few stray touches were to be expected. 16 Harry Maguire – 6 Gareth Southgate celebrates England’s win over Tunisia We already knew his uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, but it’s incredibly comforting to see a player replicate that at the World Cup. The best strikers do it on the big stage and he answered that question emphatically tonight. England’s two-goal hero. Kieran Trippier – 8 Outstanding performance. Got to the byline with regularity and carried the majority of England’s threat. His delivery was dangerous and he pegged Tunisia back with his relentless running down that right-hand side. A brilliant, thumping header which led to Kane’s tap-in from the rebound. And, oddly, his main involvement came at that end of the pitch. He spurned a wonderful chance to restore England’s lead when he fluffed a volley from 8-yards out but was relatively assured at the back. Raheem Sterling – 5 16 16 Harry Kane – 8 Kyle Walker – 5 16 Jesse Lingard – 5 John Stones – 6 (Sub) Eric Dier – N/A Precisely what the doctor ordered from the bench. He was electric and injected fresh purpose into England’s performance upon his introduction. 16 Two brilliant crosses should’ve been enough to see England to a comfortable victory. The first did result in a goal: it was his corner which led to Kane’s opener. The second was squandered by Lingard. But as the game went on, Tunisia learned to show him onto his right foot and his reluctance to go the other way denied England some much-needed width on the left. The England shirt just doesn’t fit Sterling at the minute. He’s clearly gifted, an incredible season with Manchester City showed that beyond doubt, but he has failed to score for the Three Lions since 2015. Tonight was another night where he played within himself and failed to find that finishing touch. But too many chances were squandered and the Eagles of Carthage were offered a route back into the game with what seemed to be a soft penalty given against Kyle Walker. Ferjani Sassi beat Jordan Pickford’s fingertips by the smallest of margins from the spot.It looked like one of those nights for England as they faded towards a draw, until their talisman latched onto a Harry Maguire header in injury time to send the country wild. 16 16 16 If Lingard finished like he did for Manchester United all season, England would’ve won comfortably. Four chances he wasted. At this level, you just can’t do that and the Three Lions were nearly punished. He was busy in England’s build-up and enjoyed plenty of clever touches, but that was overshadowed by his finishing. Struggled to hide his nerves early-on, which is to be expected on your World Cup debut. England were confident until his misjudged back-pass caused chaos. But he grew into the game and most importantly won the header which led to Kane’s winner. Jordan Henderson – 8 16 16 Harry Kane earned England a dramatic late win against Tunisia as the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign got off to a dream start.Gareth Southgate’s side were dynamic in the opening stages and got a goal to show for it: Kane picking up the pieces from a thunderous John Stones header. Created early danger with his movement, but faded after an apparent thigh injury seemed to kill his momentum. He was central to England’s brilliant start, but also inherent in their slightly laboured performance thereafter. Gareth Southgate picked an attacking side, with Sterling, Alli and Lingard all joining Kane in attackHow did talkSPORT rate the Three Lions? Scroll down to find out.
WARNING El Clasico Real Madrid have submitted a protest against plans for Girona vs Barcelona to be played in the United States.LaLiga want to stage the match in Miami on January 26, however Real believe this could potentially provide their rivals with a small, but still unfair, advantage in the battle for the title. In a letter to the Spanish Football Federation, Los Blancos declared that for the sake of the league’s “integrity and equality,” home and away matches must be played as such.The Spanish league have agreed to play one game per season in the US as part of a 15-year deal, however this has caused uproar among multiple clubs since it was announced.Real stated in their letter: “First of all we would like to declare that Real Madrid were never informed that LaLiga had requested to play the game nor of the intention to make the request, and we were never asked our opinion on it.“Nor, obviously, did LaLiga obtain Real Madrid’s agreement, despite the fact that this game affects a competition in which we participate.” g.o.a.t ROWDY 1 Latest LaLiga News Barcelona star latest victim of burglary as thieves target house before El Clasico Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Pogba-Bale swap deal would be ‘mistake’ as Man United ace linked with Real Madrid Real Madrid’s home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu All of Lionel Messi’s incredible records against Real Madrid ahead of El Clasico How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Stream, channel, kick-off time, team news Thousands of pro-Catalan protesters make their voice heard before El Clasico on target targeted
The father of Irish goalkeeping sensation Shay Given has admitted he finds it almost impossible to watch his son playing knowing he is in agony with pain.Lifford man Seamus Given revealed how he watched his son limping in agony just hours before his heroics against Russia in Moscow during the European Championships qualifiers last night.Seamus revealed “He is in a lot of pain with his back. I saw him a while before the game and he looked like he was on crutches because he was dragging his legs. “I told him he would not be able to play but he told me he had to. He got a pain-killing injection and he was okay.“But as a father you have all these emotions. My fingers were sore at the end of the game because I had them crossed so tightly.“Thankfully it all turned out well and we have a really good chance of qualifying now,” he said.Seamus was speaking to the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio after returned to Moscow almost ten years after vowing never to step foot in Russia again. Soccer-mad Seamus Given had more than €700 taken when his wallet was stolen while following the Irish team in Moscow back in 2002.He had vowed never to return to Russia again after the incident.However the Donegal man yesterday admitted he had done a u-turn and is glad he did.Seamus said the country has changed completely.“It is a fantastic place – completely different than what it was in 2002. “Back then it wasn’t a great place and I had my wallet stolen among many other things.“But this time it’s completely different – there are no beggars or robbers on the street. They have changed it completely,” he said.However Seamus, who follows his son and the Irish team around the world, admitted watching his son keep a clean sheet against Russia didn’t come cheap.“They certainly know how to charge alright – it’s not cheap. A pint costs about €8.50 and a sirloin steak costs about €40 and that’s without the trimmings. “They certainly know how to charge alright but what can you do about it when you’re here,” said Seamus.EndsSHAY’S DAD REVEALS AGONY AT WATCHING HIS SON PLAY THROUGH PAIN BARRIER was last modified: September 7th, 2011 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:Seamus GivenShay Given
THE family of a Churchill man are in ‘turmoil’ as they struggle to come to terms with the suspicious death of their father and husband, a priest told mourners at his funeral today.The late Kieran CallaghanFr Michael McKeever told a packed congregation at the funeral Mass for Kieran Callaghan (50), that the local community are “struggling to make sense” of how he died.Gardai probing the death of the father-of-four believe he suffered head injuries as a result of an assault. Gardai have only said they are carrying out a ‘full investigation into the circumstances’ surrounding the death.However Garda sources now say they believe he may have suffered up to three blows to the head, one of which caused a haemotoma which resulted in his death.Mr Callaghan was last seen at around 6pm last Friday and his body was discovered on Sunday afternoon at his home at Roshine.Fr McKeever, told hundreds of mourners that a mist had descended over the local community. “Over the past week there has been great turmoil as the family try to come to terms with what happened Kieran. Confusion and great pain is evident, but we have to be strong at this difficult time,” he said.Fr McKeever, described Mr Callaghan as a ‘kind man’ who was well known and liked in the local community.“Somebody summed Kieran up well this week when they told me Kieran was kinder than he wanted people to know,” he said.“The support of the community for the family during the wake has been evident. It is a particularly difficult time for the Callaghan family, but as a small community we will rally behind them to make things as easy for those grieving. We are united in prayer,”“Kieran, was the youngest in his family, and the apple of his mother’s eye. Kieran will be so sadly missed by his family, work colleagues at Glenveagh National Park and the community. Each one of us has our own special memory of Kieran and that will be the sustaining force. The huge crowds at the funeral speaks volumes. “We pray the family will find strength for the future as they have a difficult cross to bear and a heavy burden to carry on their shoulders, but hopefully with the support of the community their pain and suffering will be eased,” Fr McKeever added.St Colmcille’s Church, overlooking picturesque Gartan Lake was packed to capacity and hundreds had to stand out in the glorious sunshine for the Requiem Mass today.The chief mourners were Mr Callaghan’s wife, Josephine, sons, Ethan and Rory, daughters, Tara and Sarah-Marie, brothers, Charlie, Dee, Edward, Paddy and sisters, Evelyn, Rosemary and Sally as well as a wide circle of family and friends.A team of detectives are investigating the incident and there was a strong garda presence in the area this week. Mr Callaghan worked as a bus driver at Glenveagh National Park.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford garda station on 074-9153060 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.MOURNERS TOLD THAT FAMILY ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE SENSE OF MAN’S DEATH was last modified: July 12th, 2013 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:ChurchilldeathfamilyfuneralGardaiKieran Callagh