Fierce Tigresses

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES The Tigresses, hardly missing the firepower provided by an absent Milena Alessandrini, destroyed the reigning three-time champions Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, Wednesday night at FilOil Flying V Center.Rookie Eya Laure stepped up in Alessandrini’s absence, heeding the call from star spiker Sisi Rondina for everyone to rally hard after a painful loss to Far Eastern U recently. Laure pumped in 15 points to spark the Tigresses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlessandrini is expected to miss at least two more games due to a knee injury incurred in that loss to the Lady Tamaraws last weekend.UST thus hauled La Salle into a three-way tie with FEU—behind idle leaders University of the Philippines and Ateneo (3-1). Meanwhile, after a lethargic start, the Lady Warriors came back to life, burying the Lady Tamaraws in attacks in the second set, 16-8, that seemed to turn things around for them.But FEU relied on Ebon, who scored three of her points in the Lady Tamaraws’ five-point windup in the third set to take a two sets to one lead.But just as the Tamaraws were trying to wrap things up, ahead by 19-16 in the fourth, the Lady Warriors launched their own blitz to steal the frame and force a five-setter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Azkals begin quest for World Cup berth in Bangkok Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lady Tamaraws tabbed their third win after rookie Lycah Ebon scored 21 points and FEU endured University of the East’s gritty comebacks for a 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 triumph.Ebon, one of the most promising rookies this season, scored the winning point for the Lady Tamaraws who sent the Lady Warriors to their second defeat in a 1-4 card.La Salle came into the match nursing a five-set defeat from UP. And traditionally, the Lady Spikers raise their swag coming out of defeats. Instead, it was UST that came out with a display of dominance, scoring its first straight-sets victory over La Salle in three years.Dimdim Pacres also stepped up for the Tigresses, who seemed never to run out of heroes during the match.“I’m glad that we have each other’s back out there on the court,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino. “We were sensitive not to commit simple errors and we communicated well inside the court.”ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the past four seasons, La Salle’s mighty volleyball program had never been handed back-to-back defeats in UAAP women’s volleyball competitions.Then the Tigresses of Santo Tomas, their tresses in a bun to honor an injured teammate, showed up with uncanny fierceness to throw Season 81’s balance of power in disarray.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

LIPA Certifies 25 Newly Recruited MFDP Directors, Raps on Gap

first_imgThe Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) last Friday certified 25-newly recruited directors of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) in strategic leadership and management in the public sector, known as Induction Training Course for Directors.The intensive weeklong orientation training is part of the new recruits’ 90-day probation on their academic and criminal records set by the MFDP, as well as a way to formally induce them in the public sector reforms of the country.Established in 1969, LIPA is the government’s center for capacity building of civil servants and the institutions at which they work.The training ran from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and representatives from the Civil Service Agency and the Governance Commission were part of the lecturing staff in the training.Some of the topics expected to be taught include: Code of Conduct, Public Financial Management Law and Regulations, Public Procurement Law and Management and Effective Organizational Communication and Time Management as well as Introduction to Public Sector Reforms, Civil Service Standing Order and Public Administration.The 25 newly recruited directors are Kpambu P. Turay, Dede D. Sandiman, Alice Williams, Gbawou C. Kowou, IV, Sidiki A. Quisia, D. Emmanuel Williams, II, Zoegar Q. Janyes, Comfort Erskine-Elliot and Lorpu Pewu-Sworh.Others were Alphonso B. Teah, Frederick B. Krah, Romeo D.N. Gbartea, Nathan F. Reeves, II, J. Mac-Nixon Flomo, Benedict D. Roberts, Bobby E. Musah, Gweh G. Tarwon and Varmu A. Reeves. The remaining directors include Ojuku T. Nyenpan, Jeremiah Barkemeni Sackie, Anthony G. Myers, Habib M. Sherif, Jesse B. Korboi, Theophilus Addey and William C. Mansfield.The newly recruited directors are all employees of the former Ministry of Finance but were recruited through a competitive vetting process recently to beef up the newly established MFDP.They have been classified into four groups: Departments of Fiscal Affairs, Administration, Economic Management and Budget & Planning.The Department of Fiscal Affairs has nine distinct operational offices, to including Directors of Non-Tax Revenue, Indirect Taxation, Modeling &Forecast, Direct Taxes, Fiscal Decentralization, Financial Approval, Treasury Services, Financial Regulations and Accounting Services. The Department of Budget & Development Planning has the second largest operational squad, namely the Directors of Budget Policy &Coordination, Social and Community Services, Economic Services, Public Administration Services, Regional & Sectoral Services, Public Investment, Monitoring & Evaluation and Planning, Development & Coordination.Others include the Directors of Administration, Human Resource, Budget and Finance Integrity, which are under the Department of Administration; while the Directors of Aid Management, Economic Policy and Microeconomics and Financial Policy are part of the Department of Economic Management.The Director General of LIPA, Mr. Oblayon Nyemah, spoke strongly on what he called gaps in the national government and budgetary constraints being faced by LIPA.Mr. Nyemah said LIPA is also facing logistical constraints, arguing that for over five years there have been no vehicles for senior directors and there isn’t a bus for the general staffers.The LIPA boss urged the trainees to take on the challenge of being principal directors because they are the highest-ranking civil servants. “You are the ones the country depends on to make decisions; it is not the political leaders, because they are not stable,” he said.The LIPA Director General said LIPA is trying to give the Civil Servants an approach that compasses steps and glades because there are numbers of factors that make up a good civil service; one can has the academic qualifications but lacks the skill set to do a practical piece of job.“All civil and public servants once recruited must benefit from orientation about the Civil Service Standing Order, Procurement Laws, Code of Order and other courses before going for confirmation and being employed,” the LIPA boss said. “This was a system that the country had but due to the many disruptions and interruptions in the country, governance of democracy has a big question mark on some of the unique practices.”He added: “If we want an effective, efficient and honest civil servants, they all need to pass through the walls of LIPA like as is done in other West African countries.Dr. David Kialain, a consultant at the Governance Commission (GC), urged the Directors to be professional in their jobs, a point made by the Deputy Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Othello Wah.For his part, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara Konneh, hailed the GC, CSA and LIPA for the merger of the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Development Planning.He urged the newly recruited Directors to avoid employing ‘bag boys’ and only employ staffers from within the Ministry who should only be College or University graduates.Minister Konneh also admonished the Directors to work assiduously and professionally for the betterment of the country and the Ministry.Directors Zoegar Jaynes and Alice E. Williams, speaking separately on behalf of the Directors, thanked LIPA for the training as well as the CSA and GC, and assured Minister Konneh of their determination to do conscientious and honest work.However, besides the training of the 25 newly recruits Directors of MFDP, LIPA has also ended the completion of training of 41 top officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alberta First Nation loses northeast B.C. oil and gas rights lawsuit

first_imgHowever, in his written judgment posted on the court website today, Justice Christopher Grauer says the depth of consultation will only increase as the possibility of real development nears. Grauer says he does not doubt the force of the Dene Tha’s concerns about everything from the survival of endangered caribou to their economic future.In order to meet its constitutional obligations, he says the province will have to ensure appropriate accommodation of those concerns.The B.C. government made more than $400 million from the tenure sales.- Advertisement –last_img

Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of lethal injections

first_imgThere have been 1,098 executions, 927 by lethal injection since the Supreme Court halted executions in 1972 and allowed them to resume in 1976. The annual number of executions peaked at 98 in 1999 and fell to 53 last year. So far in 2007, 41 people have been executed. No state other than Texas has put to death more than three people this year. Texas has executed 25 inmates by lethal injection. And with another execution scheduled for Tuesday evening, the state had no plans for a delay, Gov. Rick Perry’s office said. Death penalty opponents said they were hopeful that states and courts would call a temporary halt to executions at least until the high court decides the case, probably by June. “My position would be that a judicious court would want to receive direction from the Supreme Court,” said Elizabeth Semel, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley. The court could go in several directions, ruling broadly that the mix of drugs used in Kentucky and most other states creates too much risk of excessive pain or more narrowly in providing states and judges a roadmap to carrying out executions. Indeed, it is unclear whether justices inclined to block executions or those who tend to want them to proceed were behind Tuesday’s action. The court typically does not say how the justices voted at this stage of a case. Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher said the case could finally put an end to multiple appeals filed around the country questioning the legality of lethal injection. “I think it will be good to get a final answer on that,” Fletcher told The Associated Press. Fletcher, a doctor, said other courts have generally upheld the use of lethal injection and he’s hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court will follow suit. “That’s been the prevailing belief,” Fletcher said. “I don’t think there’s any indication of the way the court believes about this case.” Richard Dieter, executive director of the anti-capital punishment Death Penalty Information Center, said he expects the court will lay out a uniform standard courts must follow in determining whether a method of execution is constitutional. “We’ve seen different rulings in different states, even from different courts on virtually the same question. It’s not proper that some are executed and some are not without one standard of review,” Dieter said. “No one’s death sentence will be overturned because of this case.” At least 10 states suspended use of the three-drug method after opponents said it was ineffective and cruel, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The three consist of an anesthetic, a muscle paralyzer, and a substance to stop the heart. Death penalty foes have argued that if the condemned prisoner is not given enough anesthetic, he can suffer excruciating pain without being able to cry out. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ruled last week that Tennessee’s method of lethal injection is unconstitutional and ordered the state not to execute a Death Row inmate using that method. The state is still deciding whether to appeal the judge’s ruling, but agreed to stop a pending execution. A ruling from California in the case of convicted killer Michael Morales resulted in the statewide suspension of executions. The state has proposed resuming executions, but a federal judge has yet to rule. Baze and Bowling, the condemned Kentucky prisoners, sued the state in 2004 and a trial was held the following spring. A state judge upheld the use of lethal injection and the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed that decision. The appeal taken up Tuesday stems from that decision. Baze, 52, had been scheduled to die Tuesday until the state high court halted the proceedings earlier this month. He has been on Death Row for 14 years, after being sentenced for the 1992 shooting deaths of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Supreme Court has previously made it easier for Death Row inmates to contest the lethal injections used across the country for executions. But until Tuesday, the justices had passed up cases that posed the question of whether the mix of drugs and the way they are administered in three dozen states violate the Constitution. The court will hear arguments in the case on Jan. 7, said David Barron, the inmates’ lawyer. The inmates’ appeal was among 17 new cases the court accepted for its term that begins Monday. The other high-profile appeal granted Tuesday is a challenge to the constitutionality of a voter photo identification law in Indiana, a partisan issue with ramifications for the 2008 elections. Democrats and civil-rights groups say the law unfairly keeps the poor and minorities from voting, while its backers contend it is intended to reduce voter fraud. Courts have upheld voter ID laws in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan and struck one down in Missouri. WASHINGTON – Twenty-five years ago, states began using lethal injections as a gentler way to kill Death Row inmates. Executions could be done without sparks or gas, bullets or rope. Now, amid reports that people suffer excruciating pain and linger before death, the Supreme Court will consider whether the most common method of lethal injection – the use of three drugs to sedate, relax and kill someone – violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a challenge to the practice from two inmates on Death Row in Kentucky – Ralph Baze and Thomas Clyde Bowling Jr. The case could further slow the pace of executions around the country. The last time the court considered a challenge to a method of execution was in 1879, when it upheld the use of a firing squad in Utah. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily’s Fitness Columnist Emmet Rushe will host one of the sessions on Saturday morning as Letterkenny Musical Society’s Relay for Life Team continue their fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society at Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny.Mr Motivator himself Emmet Rushe!And everyone is welcome to come along and get their weeked off to an energetic start in an action packed session from 12 noon to 1.30pm that includes Zumba and Piloxing plus art sessions for children.“We are so lucky to be able to avail of the services of three fantastic trainers – Maire Kelly for Zumba, Sarah Marie of SMFitness for the Piloxing and of course Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness who is now so well known for his brilliant advice in his Donegal Daily column every Monday. What’s more we have even super art workshops with Crona Kerr for children (aged 5 and over) at the same time, so people can bring their kids while they take part,” said Lorraine Porter the captain of the LMS Relay for Life Team.She added that there is no set charge for Saturday’s sessions either, with anyone who comes along just being asked to make a donation on the day.The idea behind the ‘Get Ready for Relay’ event is that there will be three half-hour sessions with everyone urged to come along and take part from 12 noon until 1.30pm.“One of the key educational messages of Relay for Life, Donegal is that a healthy and active lifestyle can help in the prevention of cancer. Saturday’s event will certainly be healthy and active, but it is also a fun event and if you’ve never gone along to classes like this before it’s a great opportunity to get a taste of what it’s like in a really fun environment,” Lorraine concluded. DONEGAL DAILY COLUMNIST EMMET RUSHE TO HOST SESSION AT FUN FITNESS MORNING was last modified: May 8th, 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:emmet rushelast_img read more


first_imgCora during her time as MayorSinn Fein County Councillor Cora Harvey has today announced that she will not be seeking nomination to run in the forthcoming Local Elections next year.In a statement released by the party Cllr Harvey, a the county’s first female Mayor. has said: “It is with regret that I will not be seeking a nomination to run in the Local Elections next May and I will be stepping down as an elected representative on Donegal County Council in the coming weeks.“This is a personal decision and one which I gave considerable thought too, it was not an easy decision but I feel it is the right one for me at this particular time. I have based my decision on the demands of family life, work commitments and my inability to give 100% over the next 5 years to the electorate, for these reasons I will not be seeking re-election for the next term. “I have discussed this with Senior Party colleagues and Sinn Fein members over the last few weeks, and feel that now is the time to publicly announce my decision as we are fast approaching the local elections and the party are now in a position to host a local convention as potential candidates have come forward. Details of convention will be finalised in the coming days.“I want to take this opportunity to thank the public who voted for me in 2009 and who gave me a sound mandate on Donegal County Council, I was privileged and proud to represent the people of the Stranorlar Electoral Area, many of whom are Neighbours, Family and Friends. I want the people to know that I will still be on the ground as a party representative and that Deputy Doherty’s office will be happy to assist any constituents.“Furthermore I can assure the Public that the Sinn Fein party members will nominate a very capable replacement.“I also want to thank Sinn Fein for giving me the opportunity to go before the people and represent the party in the Stranorlar Electoral Area and for supporting me over the past 5 years; I intend to remain active within the party and will play a key role in next year’s Local and European Elections. “I would like to acknowledge the working relationship I had with the County Manager, Mr Seamus Neeley, Directors of Services and staff of Donegal County Council and to thank them for their co-operation over the past 5 years and to the Elected Memebers of the Council for selecting me as the County Mayor in 2010/2011.“Finally I would like to Thank the Donegal Media for giving me a platform to articulate my politics and that of the Sinn Fein Party.“For now I look forward to spending more time with my family, concentrating on my career and getting more involved in the local community which matters most to me.” CORA HARVEY: WHY I’M QUITTING COUNCIL POLITICS was last modified: October 21st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cora HarveyCouncillordonegalquitSinn Feinlast_img read more


first_imgMicheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig of Can’t Pay Won’t Pay has called on Councillor Gary Doherty of Sinn Fein to back a boycott of the water charges.Cllr Gary Doherty has said he will NOT be paying water charges.It follows Councillor Doherty’s statement that we will not pay the charge.Independent Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig has also called on the remaining eight Sinn Fein members of Donegal County Council to clarify their positions also. He said “While I welcome Councillor Doherty’s decision as an individual to publicly state he will not pay water charges, I believe that as a public representative he has a responsibility to go further and back those who are taking the fight to the government, by supporting the call for a boycott of the charges.“It’s all very well talking about what will happen after the next general election, but the fight is now and those like Councillor Doherty who oppose the charges need to back up their words with action.”He added that Councillor Doherty must be asking why so many in the leadership of Sinn Fein have declared that they will pay the charges.“He has rightly acknowledged that there are many hard-pressed families who will not be able to afford bills which could be close to €500 and is correct to say that is a matter of standing in solidarity with those people by not paying. So why the lack of solidarity from so many leading Sinn Fein TDs? “It should also be noted that out of nine Donegal County Councillors, Councillor Doherty is the only one who has made his position known. I believe the other eight Sinn Fein councillors should make their position on paying the water charges public also. As public representatives we all have a duty to provide leadership and not give out confusing mixed messages about individual decisions.”He added that following the massive demonstration in Dublin at the weekend, there is now a feeling of renewed hope that we can defeat the attempt to impose these charges.“The vast majority of the 100,000 who marched will support a boycott. They will be joined by 100,000s more. Clearly rattled, the government has announced concessions, but that will not cut across the momentum which is now building towards a huge boycott which can sweep the charges away. All those opposed to the charges must do what they can to encourage and build this movement.” CALL MADE FOR COUNCILLOR DOHERTY TO BACK BOYCOTT OF WATER CHARGES was last modified: October 14th, 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:ater chargesCLLR GARY DOHERTYCllr Mac Giolla Easbuiglast_img read more

Bright ideas begin new era for McFadden Creative Media

first_imgCreative Donegal company McFadden Creative Media have announced an exciting step forward with a new name and the same top-quality services in business promotion and growth.McFadden Creative Media has been in operation for just over a year and has quickly grown to become a popular choice for businesses with design and digital media needs.However, McFadden Creative Media is undergoing a rebrand and will soon be relaunching as BrainStorm Media. We will have a brand-new look but still offer high quality creative digital media solutions.We offer a wide range of services including (but by no means limited to): Animation, App Development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Print & Branding, Video Production, Web Design & Development and much much more.McFadden Creative Media specialises in quality, affordable and responsive web design/development services ranging from basic 1-page websites to multi-page business sites or even fully functional e-commerce online stores.If you have a creative problem that needs solving, please feel free to get in touch. Call Kevin now on +353 (0) 86 083 6899 or email kevin@brainstormmedia.ieFor a glimpse of what BrainStorm Media can do for you, see some of their previous clients below:Sponsored PostBright ideas begin new era for McFadden Creative Media was last modified: May 24th, 2018 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:animationApp DevelopmentBrainStorm MediaDigital mediaGraphic DesignLogo Designmcfadden creative mediaPrint & BrandingVideo ProductionWeb Designlast_img read more

DaVinci Resolve and Cinema Camera Tutorial: Getting Started

first_imgReady to jump into DaVinci Resolve color grading? In this video tutorial, colorist Dan Moran shows off an ideal DaVinci workflow.If you’re feeling intimated by DaVinci Resolve, fear no more. This Resolve video tutorial will walk you through a post production workflow geared toward the Blackmagic user (Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Davinci Resolve). Although Dan covers particulars about working with Blackmagic’s new Cinema Cam, there are plenty of take-aways that can be applied to working with any professional camera system.The DaVinci Resolve tutorial starts by showing the best way to setup your project file and bring your footage into the app. From there Dan digs deeper into working with RAW files, encoding files into an intermediate codec and adding and working with metadata.Finally, you’ll get the basics of color grading in DaVinci Resolve.For anyone interested in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Resolve color grading, this is 20 minutes well spent!last_img read more

Your Metrics Are Your Own

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now What someone else does to succeed has no bearing on what you have to do to succeed.You might need to make 80 dials to produce the number of appointments that result in the number of opportunities you need to reach your goals. For whatever reason, someone else might need to make half as many. They might be more effective than you are when it comes to gaining the commitment to meet. If they are in a different industry, with a different solution and a different value prop, their metrics might be very different.You might need 4 opportunities to yield a single win. That metric means in your business, you win 25% of the time. The person sitting in the next room might win 2 out of 4 opportunities, or maybe even 3 out of 4 opportunities. Someone in a different business might win 15%, specifically because of the factors that exist in their business, and another person might win 85% because of how they define “opportunities.”There is a good reason to measure your performance against your peers, and a good reason to measure your performance against different industries.By measuring your performance against your peers, you have an idea of what is possible. If someone can produce double your results with half the effort, you want to study them to discover what you need to do differently. If someone in a different industry has an approach that is yielding them greater returns on effort, you want to explore that to see if you can port their strategy over to your business.That said, your metrics are your own. If it take you 80 dials, you need to make those dials until such a time that you can generate the results you need with fewer dials. As it turns out, making those dials is what helps you improve.If your win rate is lower than you want it to be, you have to do the work review your wins and losses, get some coaching, and change your strategies and tactics to improve that number.Know your metrics, and do what is necessary to succeed. Then be thoughtful about learning what adjustments you need to make to do better.last_img read more