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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend WATCH: ’08 Celtics squad bares dispute with Ray Allen Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ After winning an NBA Championship together in 2008, former Boston Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen did not have an amicable parting of ways, as the latter left for the Miami Heat in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut after admitting “being hurt” by the sharpshooter’s decision to jump ship during an appearance on TNT’s “Area 21” back in May, it seems that Pierce has let bygones be bygones and reunited with Allen.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled NU rolls to 2nd win Winning start LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Allen, on the other hand, went on to capture another NBA title in South Beach before calling it quits. Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ The estranged former comrades posed for a photo together, while appearing at the Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China over the weekend.“Time to get the band back together,” “The Truth” wrote on Instagram, tagging the rest of the “Big 4” members, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.“No matter what happen we all formed a special bond that can never b broken,” he added, using the hashtags #burythehatchet and #onceacelticalwaysaceltic.Meanwhile, the pair have both walked away from the NBA, with Pierce recently signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Celtics.NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next seasonADVERTISEMENT View comments
Sangalang traversed the snowy terrain and endured freezing temperatures.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 40-year-old Sangalang was the lone Filipino in the race and he didn’t disappoint by showcasing the Filipino spirit.Sangalang vowed to complete the race and he delivered, crossing the finish line in 11 hours and four minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole“I consider this not just my most challenging race but the most challenging event to date in my life,” Sangalang said two months ago. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte to side with US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East ruckus PLAY LIST 01:42Duterte to side with US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East ruckus00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Louie Sangalang during the North Pole Marathon held on April 16, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOHaving survived cancer in his 20s, Louie Sangalang is no stranger to overcoming adversities.Just recently, Sangalang conquered his greatest challenge yet after hurdling the arduous FWD North Pole Marathon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LeBron James’ 46 helps Cavaliers hold off Pacers for tied series ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments
Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets prepares for their game against the Chicago Bulls at Spectrum Center on February 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started — with the Charlotte Hornets.Kupchak said Friday that Walker is “revered” in the Charlotte community, and that he and owner Michael Jordan look at the two-time All-Star as “the focal point of this franchise going forward.”ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t think it is anybody’s goal to lose him in free agency,” Kupchak said. “But going forward, in the community, in the franchise, this is a player that we hope is with us — not only for the next couple of years, but ends his career here.”The Hornets don’t have much experience behind Walker at point guard.They have last year’s first-round draft pick Malik Monk and drafted Devonte Graham from Kansas in the second round on Thursday night.Graham said he is excited to pick Walker’s brain when it comes to basketball.“I have never met him, but I remember watching him play when he was at UConn though,” Graham said. “I’m just excited man to learn from someone like that and just be around someone like that who is winner, and knows how to win and compete. I am looking forward to being able to learn from him.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PVL men’s: Air Force soars to No. 3 in semis 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 28-year-old Walker has been the subject of possible NBA trade talks as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Hornets. That speculation has amped up recently because it is a practical impossibility for Charlotte to sign Walker to an extension before he becomes a free agent in July of 2019 since the Hornets are so tight under the salary cap.“I think everybody is aware of the situation, if you follow basketball a little bit, it is unique that he is on an extension that may make it a challenge going forward to figure out before he becomes a free agent,” Kupchak said.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 crownAt $12 million per year, Walker well underpaid when compared to the other top point guards in the league.But that doesn’t mean Kupchak is giving up hope the team can keep Walker in Charlotte. LATEST STORIES
…the public is entitled to knowFormer Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday disagreed with the decision by current Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland to disallow questions by People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall calling for the release of the names of some 70 prisoners who were pardoned by President David Granger.Nandlall’s questions were submitted on May 24, 2016 and sought to elicit from Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan the names, addresses, offences committed and criminal records, length of sentences, process and criteria employed relating to prisoners pardoned by President Granger over the past year.The questions also sought to ascertain how many persons who were granted pardons were subsequently charged with offences, the names of those persons and the offences for which they were charged.Current SpeakerDr Barton ScotlandHowever, Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on May 30, 2016, by way of letter, informed Nandlall that in accordance with Standing Order 20 (2), Dr Scotland opined that the questions were an abuse of the right of questioning and as such, they were disallowed.The Speaker did not specify the reason for not allowing the questions.Commenting on the controversy surrounding the disallowing of the questions, Ramkarran declared that Nandlall’s questions appeared “quite innocuous”, even if the information sought was a bit much.Writing on his weekly blog, The Conversation Tree, Ramkarran said that while the Speaker was not required to, and did not give any reasons for his ruling, over the past 15 years, Speakers have sought to explain their rulings in order to demonstrate that their decisions were based on rational considerations. This effort was intended to limit allegations of bias.He explained that the Standing Orders did not define what an abuse of the right to question is, but among the 15 rules stated, he singled out Standing Order 20(2) which states that, “ If the Speaker is of the opinion that any Question of which a Member has given notice to the Clerk or which a Member has sought permission to ask without notice, is an abuse of the right of questioning or infringes any of the provisions of this or any other Standing Order, he or she may direct that it be printed or asked with such alterations as he or she may direct; or that the Member concerned be informed that the Question is inadmissible.“The Speaker is, therefore, clearly seeing something that we are not. And the fact that he did not direct any alterations means that he felt that the questions were inadmissible in their entirety,” Ramkarran opined.Ramkarran, who served as House Speaker for more than 10 years, said that these issues would never have arisen had President Granger released the names and other particulars of the persons whom he had pardoned in response to questions rightly posed to him.Further, he stated that the decision was controversial because no criteria were announced, except that only non-violent offenders were pardoned“There is no doubt that the President has the power under Article 188 (1) of the Constitution to pardon prisoners. The exercise of that power is a commendable initiative and hardly likely to attract serious or sustained opposition in principle. But the public is entitled to know the criteria employed by the President, the names of the prisoners who have been released and the offences for which they have been charged. This is not and should not be treated as confidential information or state secrets,” Ramkarran argued in support of Nandlall’s questions.He reminded that the President was accountable to the people of Guyana who elected him and who now employed him and his Government and paid their salaries.“He and the Government work for us and act on our behalf. We, therefore, have a right to ask him and them reasonable questions relating to our business, namely, the basis on which they perform their duties on our behalf and they have a duty to answer us,” the Senior Counsel noted.He reminded that the pardoning of prisoners was a very important matter, adding that the prevailing secrecy and lack of transparency offended basic democratic norms.“The Guyanese people through their lawful representatives, Members of the National Assembly, are concerned. They sought but failed to elicit the information from the President. They resorted to the National Assembly. They failed there as well,” Ramkarran noted.“Are we to understand that the President will now continue to pardon prisoners twice a year for as long as he holds office and refuse to account to the Guyanese people?” he asked.Nandlall had criticised the House Speaker’s decision.“Something must be fundamentally wrong in a democracy when a non-elected member of the House seeks to prohibit an elected member of the House from asking questions that are indisputably of public importance and for which the public crave answers,” Nandlall had said.Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo had also criticised the Speaker’s decision, accusing Dr Scotland of preventing transparency in Parliament, the supreme body, by taking his lead from the President’s position.President Granger, upon assumption of office in May 2015, pardoned, as part of the Independence anniversary celebrations, prisoners who were incarcerated for “minor offences” – a decision which many questioned because of the secrecy, as the Administration continued to reject calls for the names and offences of those pardoned to be made public. In December and as part of the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations, he again pardoned several prisoners.Last month, 19-year-old Kelvin Bates, who was pardoned by President Granger, was slapped with six robbery under arms charges, one attempted murder charge, and one charge of illegal possession of arms and ammunition and a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.He, along with another accused, is currently on remand.
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp 1 Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer – and has opened the door to a Premier League move.The 47-year-old has three years left on his contract but Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told a press conference on Wednesday that the club had agreed the release him early from his deal.Klopp has been in charge of the club since 2007 and enjoyed huge success, leading them to the Bundesliga title twice, the German Cup once and to the final of the Champions League in 2013.This term has been more of a struggle, with Dortmund currently sitting 10th in the Bundesliga after a disastrous start.Klopp’s exit still comes as a major surprise, and his availability is likely to alert a host of clubs across Europe.“I really think the decision is the right one. This club deserves to be coached from the 100% right manager,” he told the assembled media on Wednesday.“I always said in that moment where I believe I am not the perfect coach anymore for this extraordinary club I will say so.”Manchester City have been installed as favourites to land the highly-rated coach, with Manuel Pellegrini’s future uncertain.Arsenal have also been linked with the charismatic German in the past, but a move to north London looks highly unlikely with Arsene Wenger fully expected to remain in charge.
Ray Durack’s Donegal senior hurlers continue to their march to a possible promotion spot.The team recorded their fourth win on the trot with an easy victory over Louth at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny this afternoon.Ronan McDermott led by example with a superb display of stickwork to leave the game over as a contest at half-time on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-3. Louth tried to get back into the game after the restart but they were always facing an uphill task.Donegal eventually cantered home 3-13 to 0-10 and face Fingal next. DONEGAL HURLERS BRUSH ASIDE CHALLENGE OF LOUTH was last modified: March 24th, 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)
Voodoo Venue is all geared up for the Ulster Final weekend.Come help us support the Donegal minors and seniors this weekend and enjoy the match on any one of our HD widescreen plasma TV’s.Friday live in Voodoo Lounge it’s The Big Easy followed by Kevin Lennon till late. In Voodoo Club it’s Paddy Friel with all your chart & Party hits.Saturday we have DJ Flip on the Main floor.Vintage open at 9pm through Voodoo Lounge.Admission is free until 11pm. To book your table email firstname.lastname@example.orgTables are only reserved till 11.30pm.Sunday it’s The Honky Tonk Heroes at 5pm with the mighty Logues from 10pm . in Voodoo garden it’s the Monthly Bounce with an array of local DJ’s from 6pm to 12amThe Greenroom returns this weekend with the Errigal Arts Festival presenting Donal Dineen on Friday at 9pm and on Saturday there is a fundraiser for the Irish Heart Foundation with a number of great local talent from the Finn Valley area.Get down and help support such a great cause. Voodoo Venue Entertainment HQ of the North West!!THE GREENROOM IS BACK THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsVoodoo Venue
Ireland is beginning to brace itself for Hurricane Ophelia, the worst storm to hit our shores since Hurricane Debbie in 1961.Met Eireann has warned that this is the strongest hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean since records began.Currently classed as a hurricane, Ophelia will be downgraded to a post-tropical storm by the time it hits the south west of Ireland. Met Eireann told the Irish Independent that Ophelia can be compared to Hurricane Debbie, which struck Ireland 66 years ago, killing fifteen people and causing severe destructionMinister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says: “Anybody not taking storm Ophelia seriously should think again – I don’t remember ever seeing a forecast for the south coast quite like this.”The National Emergency Co-ordination Group will meet today to discuss preparations to cope with Hurricane Ophelia. Officials from a number of Government departments as well as emergency services and the Defence Forces will meet to discuss co-ordination for the event.Evelyn Cusack @MetEireann briefing the National Emergency Coordination Group meeting on weather developments this am pic.twitter.com/5msYQkhULU— OEP (@emergencyIE) October 15, 2017 Met Eireann has issued their most severe weather warning ahead of Hurricane Ophelia’s arrival, in which people are advised to “take action to protect themselves and/or their property”.The warning is in place for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry from 9am on Monday until 3am on Tuesday.All other counties have been issued an orange warning. That may be upgraded for other counties including Donegal.In a statement, Met Eireann says: “Hurricane Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip of Ireland by Monday morning.“From there it looks set to track northwards close to the Atlantic Seaboard at a fast pace to be roughly situated 100-200km northwest of County Donegal by midnight on Monday.“Met Éireann forecasters have been monitoring this situation closely all week. We have been liaising with our international colleagues, especially at the UK Met Office, and as we are now in the 48 hour window, with access to our high resolution models, we have decided to issue specific warnings. “The warnings will be updated as required.”Latest guidance from the National Hurricane Centre.Bear in mind times shown are AST so add 5 hours.Centre of low hits SW coast approx 11am pic.twitter.com/gCcQPa0TGh— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 15, 2017Department of Education says that where a red weather warning is in effect, schools are encouraged to stay closed. Bus Éireann has also announced that they will suspend school runs in areas that have been issued a red weather warning.Ireland braces for Hurricane Ophelia, most severe cyclone in 50 years was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalHurricane OpheliaIrelandred weather warningstorm
A lot has been rumoured about OnePlus 5 camera. Several renders and sketches of the OnePlus 5 camera has leaked recently, and almost all of them show the coming of dual rear camera set up. While other reports also suggest that the OnePlus 5 may come with dual cameras at the front as well. Another sketch of the OnePlus 5 leaks on Weibo, a Chinese micro blogging site which also shows dual cameras at the back at horizontal angle. To recall, earlier rumours suggested that OnePlus 5 will boast vertical dual camera s. But, that’s not what the new leak shows. A report coming from Android Authority last week confirmed thatOnePlus 5 with dual cameras. Retail box of the OnePlus 5 leaks, andunder the box it includes – “Dual camera. Clearer photos”. Well,OnePlus 5 coming with dual cameras was exclusively confirmed by IndiaToday Tech about a month ago. That being said, if OnePlus 5 really comes with dual camera set up, it will be the first ever flagship phone by the company to sport dual cameras. However, about the dual camera set up at the front, it is a bit unlikely. Alongside showing horizontal dual camera set up, a few camera samples of the OnePlus 5 also leaks. The leaked samples show that the OnePlus flagship phone may feature several features like — Monochrome Sensor, Portrait Mode, and more. The camera samples also suggest that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be capable of capture excellent pictures under low light situation as well. If the rumours are to be believed, OnePlus 5 will have the best camera set up compared to other OnePlus flagship phones, much better than last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. advertisementAnother report by GizmoChina confirms the OnePlus 5 resolution and also shows that the upcoming flagship phone will run on Hydrogen OS. GizmoChina reportedly managed to get a screenshot from OnePlus CEO which confirms 1920 x 1080p resolution for the OnePlus 5. On the other hand, OnePlus CEO and founder, Liu Zuohu posted screenshots of OnePlus 5 which shows that the phone runs on HydrogenOS. It further shows the phone that OnePlus 5 will come with VoLTE, 4G, and dual SIM support. OnePlus CEO – Pete Lau last week confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be the slimmest flagship phone ever by the company. Furthermore, another leaked poster suggests that OnePlus 5 will be announced on June 15. However, no official words from OnePlus still now on the launch timeline.The only thing that is confirmed is that OnePlus 5 will come this summer . Other confirmed information about the flagship phone is Snapdragon 835 SoC, fingerprint scanner at the rear, and also that the OnePlus 5 will be the slimmest of all the OnePlus flagship phones. Further, it is also confirmed that OnePlus 5 will feature a camera developed in partnership with DxO . In terms of other specifications, OnePlus 5 is tipped to run on Android 7.1.1Nougat, and feature 5.5-inch full HD display, 8GB RAM, 64GB internalstorage, which can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.Last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T with no doubt were the best flagship phones by OnePlus. Both also gained wide popularity worldwide. However, OnePlus 5 is expected to be much better. This is also the phone that will succeed the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 which were the phones of the year in 2016. Be it camera, hardware, processor or the camera, both OnePlus 3 and 3T did well and the same is expected, rather much more of the OnePlus 5.Also Read: OnePlus 5 teased again, could be thinner and more compact than OnePlus 3TAlso Read: OnePlus 5 rumour roundup: Dual cameras, Snapdragon 835, funky colours, 4,000mAh battery and more
Roberto Bautista Agut held firm in a tense five-set duel to knock sixth seed Marin Cilic out of the Australian Open and book his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday.The 22nd-seeded Spaniard captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out strongly to claim a 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena.Bautista Agut, who had lost the fourth-round match of a Grand Slam in each of his nine previous attempts, threw his arms up in the air and roared in triumph.Objective complete Congratulations @BautistaAgut #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/uotm3V4pFu #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019It was Bautista Agut’s third five-set win this week at Melbourne Park, continuing a remarkable run that has also included victories over an injury-hobbled Andy Murray, Australian John Millman and 10th seed Karen Khachanov.”I’ve been playing very good tennis,” the 30-year-old said. “I did a great job this pre-season and it’s been a great month for me and for my tennis.”Finally On his 25th appearance, @BautistaAgut knocks out the 2018 #AusOpen runner-up Marin Cilic 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 to advance to his very first Grand Slam quarterfinal. pic.twitter.com/WidGAe7wYq #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019Bautista Agut will next face 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who overcame defending champion Roger Federer in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament this year.”Now I want to recover well, to enjoy the win I had today. We will see on Tuesday,” he added.In a splendid start to the season, Bautista Agut claimed his ninth career title at the Qatar Open earlier this month, beating Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in consecutive matches to lift the trophy.advertisementAlso Read | Sharapova snaps at journalists over questions on meldonium, crowd booingAlso Read | Australian Open: Nadal thrashes Berdych to reach quarters, Tiafoe beats Dimitrov on birthday