NBA Draft: Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stay

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES View comments Alabama’s Collin Sexton is congratulated by friends and family after he was picked eighth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.Moments after the team selected Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the Alabama playmaker made his appeal for LeBron James to re-sign with Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Man, LeBron, let’s do it,” Sexton said during ESPN’s telecast from the draft in Brooklyn. “Let’s do it. I’ve you needed a few extra pieces this past season, and let’s do it. Let’s go back to the Finals.”The Cavs are hoping Sexton — and perhaps a few more tweaks to their roster — will help convinces James that there is no reason for him to leave home for the second time in his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSexton averaged 19.2 points and 3.6 assists as a freshman for the Crimson Tide, and the 19-year-old also carried the school to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The confident 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is a proven scorer and he addresses a major need for the Cavs, who traded All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston last year and spent all season trying to replace him.The Cavs managed to get to the Finals for the fourth straight time, but they didn’t have nearly enough firepower to hang with the Golden State Warriors, who swept them and won their third title in four years. Cleveland entered the draft in the dark on James’ plans. The three-time champion must notify the team by June 29 on whether he intends to opt out of his $35.6 million contract for next season — a move he is expected to make.Sexton has been on Cleveland’s radar for some time. The day after they lost Game 4 in the Finals, Sexton worked out at the team’s facility and owner Dan Gilbert referred to him as a “very intriguing draft prospect” on Twitter.While Sexton certainly improves the Cavs’ backcourt, there is no guarantee it will do anything to impact what James may do.The Cavs passed on a chance to take Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr., whose back issues have caused him to drop in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

No. 4 Duke holds on to beat Wake Forest

first_imgWilliamson’s absence, coupled with a rough game from No. 3 option Reddish — who missed his first six shots and was called for charging three times — left Barrett as essentially a one-man show for Duke. He was 11 of 23 from the field but was just 6 of 14 from the foul line.The Blue Devils — 26-point favorites — trailed by 10 with 16 minutes remaining and never led by more than three until the final three minutes.“I know RJ’s beating himself up” for his free-throw shooting, Krzyzewski said, “but he played a great game, and without him, forget it. Forget it. … We had a hard time scoring, and he missed free throws, but he made the biggest bucket of the game … and if we’re in a similar situation, we’ll do the same thing.”Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and he pulled Wake Forest (11-18, 4-13) within 69-68 by hitting two free throws with 43.9 seconds left. Duke bled the shot clock before the left-handed Barrett hit a right-handed jumper in the lane to put the Blue Devils up by three with 17.3 seconds remaining.Brandon Childress hit a layup with 7.4 seconds left, and Wake Forest had one last chance after Duke turned it over while trying to inbound the ball. Childress missed a 3-pointer with about two seconds left and the rebound went to Brown, whose short jumper spun around the back of the iron before falling out at the horn.ADVERTISEMENT Barrett scored 28 points and Duke held on to beat the Demon Deacons 71-70 on Tuesday night after Chaundee Brown’s jumper rimmed out at the buzzer.“When they got the last shot, we were just wishing for it to fall out,” Jones said. “They’d been getting a lot of rolls, so I feel like we had to get one as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJones added 13 points for a sluggish Duke team missing Williamson for a fourth straight game with a sprained right knee. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he hopes Williamson will be healthy enough to play in next week’s ACC Tournament.The Blue Devils (26-4, 14-3) overcame 41-percent shooting and a 16-for-26 showing from the free-throw line to win their 10th straight in the in-state series. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UP NEXTWake Forest: Plays host to No. 14 Florida State on Saturday.Duke: Visits No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday night. View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Duke’s RJ Barrett (5) and Tre Jones react with Alex O’Connell, left, following a play against Wake Forest during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Duke won 71-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — No. 4 Duke again didn’t have Zion Williamson. The Blue Devils also didn’t have their best version of Cameron Reddish — and for a few uneasy minutes also were without Tre Jones.The Blue Devils did have RJ Barrett, and that — plus a fortunate bounce on the final shot — was just enough to beat Wake Forest.ADVERTISEMENT “We gave ourselves a chance,” coach Danny Manning said. “We just came up short in terms of not making shots. … We just didn’t do enough to win.”BIG PICTUREWake Forest: This one will sting for the Demon Deacons, who have struggled throughout Manning’s fifth season while losing nine games by 20 or more points. On paper, it looked like it would be No. 10. But Wake Forest responded with arguably its best game of the season — yet still wound up a spin or two of the ball from earning its first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since Tim Duncan’s senior year in 1997.Duke: There weren’t many encouraging things in this one from the Blue Devils, who once again stumbled early against a lower-division ACC team. But unlike the Georgia Tech and Boston College games — in which they fell behind at halftime before pulling away for convincing victories — they could never shake the pesky Demon Deacons.ZION WATCHKrzyzewski said Williamson did “some basketball stuff” Tuesday afternoon and is gaining confidence, but he doesn’t think his star freshman will be back for the regular-season finale at No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday night. Coach K said he’d “be surprised if he wasn’t ready by the ACC Tournament.” Williamson has been out since he was hurt in the opening minute of the loss to the Tar Heels on Feb. 21.INJURY REPORTJones spent a few minutes in the locker room after he bumped knees with a Wake Forest player while he was fouled with about seven minutes remaining. He spent a timeout receiving treatment from the team’s medical staff, limped onto the court to hit two free throws and then hobbled back to the bench and eventually the locker room. Seconds after he returned to the bench, Alex O’Connell hit a 3-pointer to give Duke the lead for good.SPECIAL GUESTRetiring Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sat behind the scorer’s table, and a video played on the scoreboard during a timeout featured Krzyzewski thanking the 13-time All-Star for helping the U.S. national team win gold medals in 2004 and ’08. Topping off the tribute, the Cameron Crazies unsuccessfully chanted for Wade to join them in the student section. 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Ebola Flare Up May Cancel Liberia’s Olympics Invitation

first_imgThe recurrence of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country could cause a glitch for the government not to send athletes to the Brazil Olympics.On Friday, the third flare-up was reported when a five-year-old boy, son of the woman who died last Thursday from the disease was confirmed positive with the virus.This obviously means that if Liberia is not declared free of the transmission by July, Liberia will be denied participation in Brazil.In 2014, Africans around the world – even those outside West Africa’s most affected countries, felt the brunt of Ebola, when China denied them entry into the country.Meanwhile, according to a Reuters report, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has already communicated to the Ministry of Youth and Sports – before the reoccurrence of the virus – and complained about the lack of cash and fear over the Zikar virus outbreak in Brazil.The Finance’s letter, dated March 21 was addressed to Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr relating to a request for the approval of $151,882 to send Liberian delegation to the Brazil Olympics Games.“Given the current fiscal position of the Government … we are (unable) to grant this request at this time,” read the letter, obtained by Reuters and authenticated by a sports ministry official.“It is important to note that Brazil is currently battling the Zika epidemic … and given our recent experience with Ebola, it will be public health risk to send (athletes) to that part of the world,” it said.Philipbert Brown, president of Liberia’s Olympic committee, said he had not yet seen the letter.The Zika virus is believed to be linked to an explosion in cases of microcephaly among infants in Brazil. The government says 1.5 million people may have been infected nationwide.The United States-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women against travel to the summer games but the World Health Organization said the outbreak should neither affect international travel nor bar a successful Olympics.The Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) submitted US$151,000 budget to the government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U.S. Congress Wants ‘Criminal Tribunal’ Established in Liberia

first_imgRep. Daniel Donovan (left) has presented to the United States Congress a resolution that calls for the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal for Liberia, an issue that Liberia’s President George Manneh Weah (right) has tried his best to avoid. The United States Congress has passed Resolution 1053 affirming strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles and has called for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.On September 7, 2018, two Congressmen on the Committee of Foreign Affairs submitted a bill to Congress calling for the passage of a resolution affirming strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles.The resolution calls for full implementation of the TRC recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.“Whereas today the United States is home to an estimated 80,000 people of Liberian ancestry in vibrant communities across the country who have been instrumental in America’s efforts to build a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Liberia;“Whereas Liberia and the United States share close historical, political, and economic ties over the course of a nearly 200-year relationship;“Whereas the people and Government of the United States have a deep interest in Liberia’s democratic stability and Post-conflict development;“Whereas the civil war from 1991 to 2002 resulted in the death of over 200,000 people in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the displacement of over 1,000,000 persons, and the horrific cases of amputations, mass rape, and human rights abuses conducted under the leadership of Charles Taylor;“Whereas Charles Taylor was convicted through the Special Court for Sierra Leone for 11 different charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, such as rape, sexual abuse, and slavery, and violation of international law, including the use of child soldiers;“Whereas a comprehensive peace agreement was signed by the Government of Liberia (GoL), rebel groups, and political parties in 2003;“Whereas the TRC, as established under the 2003 comprehensive peace agreement, was formally created in 2005, with a mandate ‘to promote national peace, security, unity and reconciliation by investigating gross human rights violations and violations of humanitarian law, sexual violations, and economic crimes that occurred between January 1979 and October 2003.“Whereas the TRC released a report in December 2008, recommending the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia and listed individuals, corporations, and institutions recommended for further investigation and prosecution, among other recommendations;“Whereas the GoL has not fully implemented the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Agreement to date, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal;“Whereas Liberia experienced its first democratic and peaceful transition of power since 1944 after President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf respected constitutional term limits, and George Weah defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai following a runoff during the 2017 presidential elections;“Whereas the United States congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the Presidential runoff election and recognized the important role Liberia’s Supreme Court, political parties, security forces, and civil society organizations played in holding a peaceful and transparent contest; and Whereas the United States Government and American citizens have invested in Liberia to rebuild and support democratic institutions, post-conflict recovery, economic growth, improved access to education and health care, professionalization of the country’s military and civilian security forces, and efforts to foster accountability and transparency of government institutions:“Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the House of Representatives upholds its commitment to maintain and foster the enduring relationship between the people, and the Governments of the United States and Liberia; urges the Government and people of Liberia to support the truth and reconciliation process through the full implementation of the recommendations of the TRC, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal; and supports efforts by the Department of State, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance Liberian efforts toward national reconciliation through continued support for the rule of law, effective governance, and the robust role of civil society.This latest development, according to observers, may likely throw a cloud over what they say is President Weah’s publicly pronounced commitment to a series of what the President called “Peace Dialogues” to be held around the country in a bid to foster national reconciliation. In his recent address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Weah said a nation which has experienced civil war must never take peace for granted and forget that long years of conflict still casts a shadow over the lives of people, adding that he intends to initiate a series of national Peace dialogues throughout the country.The President furthered that he remains convinced that such dialogues are essential in bringing lasting healing, reconciliation and unity to the Liberian people, adding that his agenda is not one of division but one intended to provide an enabling environment so that a united and reconciled people can enjoy the economic dividends of peace.However, many Liberians, to the contrary, have called for the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia to bring to justice those accused of committing atrocities during the prolonged Liberian civil conflict. Prominent among those Liberians is businessman and politician Benoni Urey.Although he was indicted in the TRC Final report for the commission of economic crimes, Urey has long since and repeatedly denied any involvement in the mindless violence that characterized the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil conflicts and further maintained that as a civilian being appointed to head the Maritime Commission, he made no war-related decisions. He also maintains that he was the subject of several internationally commissioned audits which cleared him of any fraudulent activity while serving as Maritime Commissioner.Urey, a millionaire businessman, was also suspected of involvement in activities intended to destabilize Liberia, but a United Nations Panel of Experts 2013 report on Liberia concluded that it did not have any information suggesting that Urey was involved in activities that would destabilize Liberia and the sub-region. He has, however, called for the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia, a move which, according to observers, did not escape the attention of the international community.Since then, there have been repeated calls from all segments of the Liberian society, aside from the various civil society groups, supporting the push for a war crimes court. One of those supporting the call is none other than a once feared wartime frontline commander, Joshua Milton Blahyi, otherwise known as “General Butt-Naked”. He earned this nom de guerre for his war exploits, going into battle stark-naked.Blahyi, now a minister of the Gospel and who was not recommended for prosecution by the TRC, has nonetheless and repeatedly stressed his willingness to face whatever punishment the war crimes court, if established, will prescribe for him, adding that it will do much to combat impunity. He maintains that if his son sees his father being sent to jail on war crime charges, it will serve as a deterrent to his son and other would-be warlords to not tread the same path ever again.But with President Weah having declared that he prefers instead to initiate what he has called a series of “Peace Dialogues,” it remains to be seen whether such will prove a feasible action providing Liberians with assurances and guarantees of non-repetition. According to observers, President Weah’s magical allure alone may not prove sufficient enough to deliver the justice that the Liberian people need and deserve and that only time will tell whether he (President Weah) will cede to demands for establishing the war crimes court or whether he will persist in the search for peace and reconciliation through his proposed national “Peace Dialogues” and, lastly, whether his “Peace Dialogue” approach will yield any tangible fruits at all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OGC implements Noise Control Guidelines

first_imgThe Oil and Gas Commission has implemented Noise Control Guidelines. The guidelines suggest noise control measures and limits for all operations, production facilities and gas processing plants under the Commission’s jurisdiction. Steve Simon leader of the Corporate Affairs Division at the OGC says the noise levels shouldn’t be any louder than a normal living room. [asset|aid=1117|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=972d53a89590522356e4f3a93ba30959-Steve – 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The BC Noise Control Best Practices Guideline is the first edition in BC and provides interim requirements until formal regulation is in place. The OGC will target production facilities and gas processing plants, and, more specifically, compressor, process cooler, pump and electrical generator installations. Steve says that the OGC will require each facility to follow these rules. [asset|aid=1118|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=972d53a89590522356e4f3a93ba30959-Steve -2_1_Pub.mp3] The OGC also states that Operators should communicate existing noise levels to any landowners, residents or developers proposing dwellings near a facility.last_img read more

The master Ronaldo against the pretender Neymar

first_imgPSG, meanwhile, are placing their hopes in Neymar, the world’s most expensive player and a Ballon d’Or winner of the future, as they chase the European glory that has thus far eluded them.The Brazilian left Barcelona for Paris to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. But, exactly seven years Ronaldo’s junior, he is already being talked about in the Spanish capital as a possible successor to the Portuguese.– Ronaldo back to his best? –So far Neymar’s route to the Ballon d’Or has been blocked by the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly – they have won the prize five times each in the last 10 years.If Neymar inspires PSG to victory in this tie, and then on to glory in the final in May, he will stand a good chance of ending their domination.But while Ronaldo turned 33 last Monday, he is far from finished.He scored just four times in Real’s first 18 La Liga games, his slow start to the season following a summer overshadowed by accusations of tax evasion.But a weekend hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Real Sociedad took him to seven goals in his last four league outings.Suddenly, ‘CR7’ now has 23 goals in all competitions this season, more than at the same stage a year ago.“I am always looking to perform at the highest level and sometimes things don’t work out the way we would like,” Ronaldo told may be beginning his decline, but there is life in him yet. And Ronaldo also lives for the Champions League, a competition he has won four times before.The Portuguese scored nine times in this season’s group stage and his next goal will be his 100th in the competition for Real.– Neymar: Some downs, mostly ups –Neymar’s first six months in France have at times been overshadowed by reports of an uneasy relationship with Edinson Cavani, the other idol at PSG and the club’s all-time record goal-scorer.Doubts are still raised about how much the French scene motivates him, too.Last week he sat out a French Cup tie at Sochaux, just 48 hours after hosting a lavish party for his 26th birthday near Paris’ Place Vendome.But Neymar can almost do and say what he wants, as long as his performances on the field satisfy PSG’s Qatari owners after they invested a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign him.And he is delivering on the pitch, scoring a goal a game in a Paris shirt.“We have lots of great players, but our leader on the pitch is Neymar,” said PSG coach Unai Emery recently.– One day in Madrid? –In France, persistent speculation about a potential Real bid to sign Neymar, possibly as early as this year, has been seen as an attempt to unsettle PSG ahead of this tie.“Would Neymar fit at Real Madrid? He would fit, for sure,” Real’s Marcelo, a Brazil team-mate of Neymar, told Brazilian channel Esporte Interativo.“I think Neymar will one day play for Real Madrid.”PSG signed Neymar after he masterminded Barcelona’s incredible 6-1 win when the teams met in the Champions League last season.It is not too big a stretch to imagine Real doing something similar should Neymar oversee their downfall.He will surely not be at PSG forever, and Madrid president Florentino Perez cannot wait too much longer to sign another global superstar, and a successor to Ronaldo.“I hope Neymar will stay. He still has a lot of things to achieve with us,” PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal+.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo, shown in this February 10, 2018 file photo, is set to face off against Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 13 – With Cristiano Ronaldo on one side and Neymar on the other, Wednesday’s heavyweight Champions League showdown between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain sees two of the game’s biggest global superstars collide.Ronaldo, the current world player of the year, has rediscovered something like his best form just at the right time for Real.last_img read more


first_imgTwo more basking sharks from Donegal’s Monster Munch project have released their archival tags.‘Colm doesn’t Cille’ and ‘Bunagee Beauty’ both tagged off Malin head, Co. Donegal within days of each other have turned up – over 3500km apart.Colm doesn’t Cille has released its tag west of Morocco and north of the Canary Islands giving a distance of over 3000km and Bunagee Beauty has released its tag on the west coast of Scotland. Colm doesn’t Cille is the second shark tracked from Malin head to the coast of Africa and the third from the Islay front area, as the shark tracked by Dr. Whitt as part of an Scottish Natural Heritage initiative was tagged less than 100 away from the Malin head study site and tracked moving south via Malin head.The southern movement trend highlighted by these eastern Atlantic tracks is a important discovery in the jigsaw that the life cycle of the basking shark forms.A basking shark off InishowenHowever the tracking of Bunagee Beauty north to Scotland and its relatively localised movements thereafter highlights the diversity of movement patterns within the species and the unanswered questions regarding the underling reasons for the sharks movements.The diversity of movement shown by the animals during the tracking studies explain why scientists have been confounded by the sharks life cycle for many generations. More details to follow as the shark tracks are worked up and analysed.  TWO MORE DONEGAL BASKING SHARKS FOUND – 3,500 KMS APART was last modified: February 8th, 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:Basking SharksMonster Munchtaggedlast_img read more


first_imgA NUMBER of cars have been damaged after a crash at Murlog on the outskirts if Lifford this afternoon.Gardai and ambulance crews attended the scene and a number of people were treated for shock.Gardai say no-one was injured and an investigation into the cause of the multi-vehicle crash is underway.  NO-ONE HURT IN LIFFORD ROAD CRASH was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:NO-ONE HURT IN LIFFORD ROAD CRASHlast_img read more


first_imgInishowen Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray has condemned the removal and vandalism of his election posters in Muff.Cllr Jack MurrayEight posters have been removed from their positions in the village while a large billboard was ripped in half. No damage has been noted to any other candidate’s posters. Eight posters have been removed from their positions in the village while a large billboard was ripped in half. No damage has been noted to any other candidate’s posters. Commenting on the vandalism Cllr Murray said “It is disappointing that an opponent of Sinn Fein has taken it upon themselves to vandalise our posters.“This is clearly a childish response to the huge advances being made by Sinn Fein in recent opinion polls.“The posters were erected and funded by local members of the community who are most affected by government austerity.“It is on those people’s behalf that I am fighting this campaign. “Whoever is responsible for removing our posters should know that it will not set us back in anyway whatsoever. We will still knock on every door in Inishowen, having already delivered 30,000 pieces of election literature on belhalf of our three candidates to date.“We have reported the vandalism to the gardai and I would ask everyone to keep an eye out and let gardai know if they are aware who is responsible. ” ELECTION 2014: MURRAY SLAMS VANDALISM OF POSTERS was last modified: April 28th, 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:Cllr Jack Murraydonegalelectionposterslast_img read more

Misagga resigns as SC Villa president

first_imgMisagga has been at SC Villa since 2014 (File Photo)Just weeks after the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) intervened in SC Villa elections, incumbent Ben Missaga has resigned as the president of the club.Missaga announced he is stepping down during a meeting held at Villa Park on Sunday Morning.“My Leadership was supposed to end yesterday, said Missaga on Sunday.“Unfortunately FUFA stopped us from continuing with club elections process, so I can’t continue as the club president, but I will remain a villa fan forever.Missaga has of late been accused of selling a number of players in this summer’s transfer window, including club skipper Bernard Muwanga,Abel Etrude, Ibrahim Kiyemba among others.In the same meeting, the aspiring club president Dennis Mbidde comforted Jogoo fans that the resignation of Missaga will not sink the club but he (Mbidde) is in place to resolve all the challenges that facing the club at the moment and he is going to bring back the club into the hands of the fans because it’s a fans’ club.“I will concentrate on way forward, said Mbidde.“I am not dwelling on what has happened today because we need Villa, a winning Villa and that’s the villa am bringing.“We need villa that respect fans because it’s a fans’ club, finally sorting out the ownership of villa, let each fan buy one share at a cost of 100,000/-  (One hundred thousand shillings) and we shall resolve that in the next one month.It remains to be seen whether SC Villa elections will take place this year now that Missaga has left.Comments Tags: Ben MissagaSC Villatoplast_img read more