Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kia beats depleted San Miguel Beer in preseason MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I expected [Alaska to comeback] because we still have to many breakdowns and we still do things that we shouldn’t too,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “We’re still in adjustment period.”Phoenix led, 82-71, after a floater by LA Revilla with 2:39 remaining that capped the Fuel Masters’ 11-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Aces kept fighting and pulled to within two, 87-85, after Jeron Teng hit a three and Abel Galliguez followed it up with two more 3-pointers with nine ticks left.The Fuel Masters, however, inbounded the ball to their best free throw shooting in Wright to put the game out of reach. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phoenix held off Alaska, 89-85, in the preseason Tuesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Matthew Wright buried two free throws with six seconds left to slam the door on the Aces’ comeback bid.Wright led the Fuel Masters with 17 points on top of four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Veteran swingman Jeff Chan (rest) did not play after suiting up in Phoenix’s 95-91 loss to Rain or Shine on Monday while big men Justine Chua and Joseph Eriobu combined for 21 points and 16 rebounds.Jason Perkins, Phoenix’s fourth overall pick in the draft two months ago, scored nine points off the bench.His former La Salle teammate Teng, who was the fifth pick, also had nine points for Alaska. Perkins and Teng won two UAAP championships together in 2013 and 2016.Aces star Calvin Abueva had game-highs 22 points and 10 rebounds despite logging only 21 minutes off the bench. JVee Casio, Sonny Thoss and Ping Exciminiano didn’t play for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT
Senators of the 4th Session of the 53rd Legislature will go to the polls today to elect chairpersons of the committees on Judiciary, Claims, Petitions, and Human Rights; and that of Defense, Intelligence, and Security & Veteran Affairs.Two new Senators, Cllr Varney Gboto Nabie Sherman (Grand Cape Mount) and Cllr. Steven H. Jorgbor Zargo (Lofa) are favored by bookmakers for the coveted posts.During the close of last Thursday’s sitting, the Pro Tempore announced that Senators interested in contesting for the two vacancies should apply in writing by the deadline yesterday February 23.The two positions became vacant following the resignation of Senator Joseph Nagbe from the committee on Judiciary to run for the post of President Pro Tempore. His decision was in line with guidelines for the Pro Tempore election which stated that candidates chairing statutory committees shall resign before contesting.The position for the Committee on Defense was last Thursday declared vacant after its Chair, Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson made a surprise announcement that he was resigning to vie for one of the two posts allotted for Senate representation at the ECOWAS Parliament. The other post was won by Montserrado County Senator, former football legend George Manneh Weah.Last Thursday, the Senate elected chairpersons of four Statutory (Leadership) Committees of the Senate, and three representatives to international bodies.Montserrado Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif was voted in to replace ousted Margibi County Senator Clarice Alhpa Jah as Chair of the Committee on Executive. Prior to her election Thursday, Senator Doe-Sherif chaired the committee on Transport. The much loaded Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget went to Grand Cape Mount Senator Edward Boakai Dagoseh, who defeated Grand Gedeh County Senator G. Alphonso Gaye. The two once worked at the Ministry of Finance.Prior to Thursday’s elections, Senator Dagoseh chaired the committee on Public Accounts and Audits while Senator Gaye chaired the Committee on Public Corporations.Another important position within the leadership hierarchy is that of Committee on Rules, Order and Administration which was once chaired by former Bomi County Senator Lahai G. Lansanah, but was last Thursday won by Lofa County Senator George Tamba Tengbeh, who had chaired the standing committee on Maritime.Interestingly, the Committee on Maritime now appears empty as the co-chair and other members were either defeated during the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Elections as the case with Senators Joyce Musu Freeman-Sumo, Clarice Jah and Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, or John Whitfield, who passed away, and Senators Frederick Cherue and Cletus S. Wotorson who have retired.Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee, former chair on Social Security, Pension and Insurance, has now been elected to chair the Committee on Internal Affairs, Governance and Reconciliation.Meanwhile, a staunch member of the ‘Majority Bloc’ in the Senate has declared that Cllr. Sherman is the candidate who his group will ensure wins the Committee on Judiciary.Bong County Senator Henry Willie Yallah allayed fears that his bloc’s overwhelming victories to chair all the important committees will cause a division in the Senate. On the contrary, Yallah said the heads of those committees will ensure that effective work is done to help bring integrity to the Senate.The next task of Pro Tempore Armah Jallah is the appointment of chairs of standing committees. That process he said is already underway and will continue on Wednesday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– owed over $2M for cases won Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has warned that contempt of court proceedings will be filed against his successor, Basil Williams, even as the Judicial Review Act continues to languish despite a court order.Nandlall made this pronouncement in his recent writings, in which he slammed Williams for dragging his feet to implement a law that would give ordinary citizens the power to review court rulings against them.AG Basil Williams“That in 2018, the AG is resisting the implementation of a modern Judicial Review Act, unanimously passed by our Parliament since 2010, is an outstanding testimony to the authoritarian mentality of (the) entire Government. Hitherto the Act, Guyana’s judicial review law and procedure is over a century old. The prerogative writs procedure, which still obtains in Guyana, was abolished in England before World War II and replaced with a Judicial Review Act.”Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George“It is common knowledge that I wrote the AG to bring the Act into force when the Civil Procedure Rules were promulgated. He refused. The Guyana Bar Association’s similar request was also refused. The Guyana Bar Association’s similar request was also refused. In my own name, I launched proceedings compelling the AG to bring the Act into force. Rather than complying, he defended the proceedings.”The former AG also noted that the Judicial Review Act would allow for compensation to be paid to persons. And Nandlall made it clear that the AG’s appeal of the ruling forcing him to implement the Act does not give Government the right to drag its foot on the matter.“While the application for the stay of execution is dismissed, the appeal remains pending. However an appeal does not operate as a stay of the judgement appealed against. And if the violation continues, contempt of court proceedings will be launched,” Nandlall warned.Besides this, Nandlall reminded that the court’s 15-page ruling had awarded costs against the Attorney General in the sum of $150,000. According to Nandlall, this brings the sum the AG’s Chambers owes his office in excess of $2 million in court awarded costs for cases he won and Williams lost.In Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s ruling in June, she had ordered the AG to enforce the Judicial Review Act (JRA) by July 31, 2018, when she ruled on the legal action brought against the State by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.In its response to the ruling, the Bar Association had said the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.“In the absence of this Act, litigation in this vital area of the law has been stymied and fraught with a number of procedural hurdles, some of which were laid bare in the recent Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling in the case of the Medical Council of Guyana vs Jose Ocampo Trueba, CCJ Appeal No 2018/001, where the Honourable Court declared that prerogative remedies were no longer available in Guyana,” a statement from the Council had detailed.The legal body further outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017, requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.“The implementation of the Judicial Review Act is of vital importance to good public administration in a democratic society, allowing citizens ample remedies against the State, and levelling the playing field. The Bar Council looks forward to the speedy implementation of the Act,” the statement noted.The National Assembly had passed the Bill, and it was assented to by then President Bharrat Jagdeo in 2010. However, it was never operationalised.Last year, Nandlall moved to the court to have the following issues addressed: a) Whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules; b) Whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the JRA; 3) and whether the court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the Attorney General to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides, and legal arguments, Chief Justice George made the Order Rule Nisi absolute, and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force.The court also ordered Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in costs.AG Williams has since appealed the High Court decision.
Chelsea announced on Wednesday morning that Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract.Ampadu, the Wales midfielder, has put pen to paper just days after 18th birthday. He’s already played for both Chelsea’s first-team and the senior Wales side, starring against the Republic of Ireland in his competitive debut earlier this month. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Great news!!Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea #CFC— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) September 19, 2018 SORRY REVEALED latest The future’s bright, the future’s Ampadu. #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/8RJmkx88JO— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) September 19, 2018 Excellent. And Ampadu already exceptionally cool and mature enough not to need to spend them on Championship loans. https://t.co/xOgENdzX0R— Roderick Cooper #FBPE (@TheRodCooper) September 19, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Congratulations Ethan Ampadu on signing a five year contract at Chelsea his certainly got a bright future with us the guy is certainly talented and has got potential to become the next big thing it will be interesting to see how he does against PAOK tomorrow in the Europa League. https://t.co/k1MerAiMFM— JayTBrown (@sampinziche) September 19, 2018 silverware Ampadu signing a 5 year deal is great news for @ChelseaFC. Plays like a 25 year old at 18. Can only imagine what he will be like e years from now if we give him game time.#CFC #UTC— Sarrismo (@chelskiboys) September 19, 2018 He already appears to have the talent required to perform at the highest level, though consistency and inexperience are issues due to his youth, and Ampadu should be afforded opportunities this season in the Europa League and the domestic cups; he was pictured as part of the squad Maurizio Sarri is taking to Greece for Thursday’s clash against PAOK.The teenager is already something of a favourite amongst the Chelsea faithful, despite playing just seven times for the Blues, and fans took to Twitter to show their delight at the confirmation of Ampadu’s new contract. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed good to see “Ethan Ampadu” sign a new 5-year contract……the talent stays at the bridge— Maynard (@iamderricks) September 19, 2018 Most read in Premier League gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Ampadu committing his future is brilliant news. Anyone can see he is going to be world class and probably sooner rather than later.— Gus Mears (@gusmears1905) September 19, 2018 Congratulations, @ethanamp4! 👏Head to the Chelsea app to hear exclusively from the young Blue himself! https://t.co/QmZkmocGxt— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2018There are high hopes Ampadu will end Chelsea’s dreadful record of integrating youth players into their first-team, even if he cannot be entirely called a Chelsea youth product as he arrived at Stamford Bridge from Exeter in the summer of 2017. At least five more years of Ethan Ampadu at Chelsea, his growth has already been fantastic. I can easily see him making the first team within the next two years. Unreal talent with great potential along with CHO.— Mod (@CFCMod_) September 19, 2018 Ampadu signs a new 5yr contract.#CFC pic.twitter.com/WtTeI404FV— #10 (@BlueLionTweets) September 19, 2018 predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Ampadu has signed a 5 year deal, God is Great pic.twitter.com/IM1HerPufE— El Jordinho (@MyGuyRudi) September 19, 2018 Ethan Ampadu signs a new 5 year deal which will keep him at Chelsea until 2023! The 18 year old has immense potential and fantastic job to tie him down for the future. Ummm, @ChelseaFC can we expect a similar deal for Hazard too?😅 #CFC— EADF_Chelsea (@ChelseaEadf) September 19, 2018 changes tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings
Thomas Pringle TD has submitted a pre-budget proposal to the Minister for Finance outlining proposals aimed, he says, at creating fairness and taxing those that can afford to contribute more while not reducing expenditure on key public services.This would actually increase revenue by €880million, he says in his pre-Budget proposals.“Perpetual austerity is doomed to fail and in our case the continued insistence by the government on fiscal reduction is targeting the most vulnerable in society,” said the Donegal TD. “There is no doubt that the country has to be able to pay its way but the fiscal consolidation is stifling demand in the domestic economy and not giving citizens any confidence to invest in the limited circumstances that may be available to them.“By taxing high income earners in a more proportionate manner, increasing the PRSI contribution for self-employed contributors to 8%, introducing a part-time work scheme, making some minor adjustments to the child benefit payment and investing in creative industries could lead to an increase in revenue of €880m without having to cut expenditure in the areas of social protection, education and health.“From this, it is possible to increase revenue without the need to target low income earners and other vulnerable groups in society which would in reality only moderately affect those on higher incomes but with considerable savings. This in turns allows additional revenue generated to be used to fund the deficits in the Health, Education and Social Expenditure budgets and activation measures in the proposal.“This budget submission is by no means complete due to the limited resources available, but it lays the foundation for creating some fairness and by proposing tax increases on those that can afford to contribute more and by not reducing expenditure on vital social services, attempts to give the domestic economy some room to breathe and encourage growth. “The impact on our society will be immeasurable and the damage very difficult to undo if we continue on the path of fiscal adjustment outlined by the government and the troika. We need a debate on the impact of the policies being pursued and a mandate for the government to renegotiate the terms of our funding.“Giving the economy and society a breathing space may generate the growth that the government require to lessen the impact of the fiscal adjustment so far.” BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUDGET: PRINGLE PROPOSES €800M PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING INCREASE
Tags: city oilersFUBA NBL 2019Ronnie MutebiWarriors Either side won one of the two regular season meetings. (PHOTO/File)FUBA National Basketball LeagueCity Oilers vs WarriorsMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 15-11-2019 @8:30pmWarriors will be hoping to upset the odds when they take on City Oilers in game one of the FUBA National Basketball League playoff semi-finals.Ronnie Mutebi’s side head into the contest as underdogs against the six-time defending champions but will be fancying their chances after a good regular season in which they won 18 of their 22 games.However, the 18-4 record was only good for third spot as both UCU Canons and Oilers went one better by winning 19 and losing just once.Ahead of game one, Mutebi is confident this is the time that Warriors finally dethrone Oilers.“I believe this is our time, said Mutebi.“We foresaw this moment even before this year’s season started and that’s why we intentionally recruited the players we have.“We have prepared for this encounter since day one.“Of course they’re the 6 times defending champions but that’s history and clearly we don’t want to live in the past.“We are hungry for victory and come game time, we will give our best to ensure we achieve our goal.”It is easier said than done when you come up with the best side in the country.Oilers have been so good that they have won the title in all the last six seasons and it will take some effort for Worriers to put an end to that dominance.When the two sides met in the regular season, Warriors won the first 68-66 while Oilers triumphed in the second 83-57.The other game to be played on Friday will see KCCA Leopards take on UCU Lady Canons in the women’s division.Comments
This friendly Persian cat has been found at The Model Creche in Letterkenny.The lady who found that cat says that she looks well fed and is not wild, so she seems to be someone’s pet.If you know who owns this cat please call 0749126771. Cat found in Letterkenny – can you help us get her home? was last modified: November 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:catfoundletterkennylostpersian
The campaign aims to redress international perceptions by communicating South African achievements in a compelling manner. It raises awareness of South Africa’s status as an excellent place to do business.The campaign also aims to showcase South Africans as ingenious. We’re a nation that always finds new ways of doing things, developing new, fresh and practical solutions to our challenges.John Battersby, Brand South Africa’s Country Manager for the UK, says: “London is the financial capital of the world. Without a doubt, South Africa is being noticed in London for all the work that is going into sustaining our economic growth and the taxis enhance our overall efforts into the global thrust.”
3 October 2014The Public Investment Corporation, a South African government-owned financial services provider, plans to invest R2.5 billion on the African continent during the 2014/15 financial year.“The commitment to invest in the rest of the continent is born out of a realisation that our collective success is premised on economic integration,’ says Nhlanhla Nene, chairman of PIC in the corporation’s annual report tabled in Parliament on 2 October 2014.Nene says the PIC has established two funds: the Africa Developmental Investments and Private Equity Africa, which will assist the corporation to discharge its mandate to invest on the rest of the continent. He says Africa’s economic outlook has been positively changing and over the last decade, the continent’s economic output has tripled with projections that Sub-Saharan Africa will grow at an average of 5% over the next 10 years.“This growth means that the continent will be the second fastest growing region in the world after Asia. For this reason, the PIC will, in the new financial year, also focus on developmental investments in Africa with a minimum commitment of US$500 million for developmental investments in Africa and a further US$500 million towards private equity in Africa,’ says Nene, adding that the African story presents the PIC with unique investment opportunities.Acting PIC CEO, Matshepo More, says in the next financial year the PIC plans to invest “at least a further R2.5 billion in the rest of the continent’. “PIC’s largest transaction during the 2013/14 financial year was securing a 1.5% stake in a Nigerian listed cement company, Dangote Cement for US$289 million,’ she says.The Dangote Cement deal also offers PIC other opportunities in the Dangote Group portfolio companies, which includes sugar, flour, oil refinery and port operations.PIC’s first investment in the rest of Africa after the change in the corporation’s investment mandate was the US$250 million investment made in Ecobank, which has exposure to more than 30 countries in central Africa.These investments are in line with the Government Employees Pension Fund’s investment mandate, which was changed in 2011 to require the PIC to commit 5% of assets under management for investment in the rest of Africa, and another 5% to global bonds and equities.Investments in the rest of Africa currently represent 0.5% of the PIC’s total R1.6- trillion assets under management, which grew from the previous year’s R1.4-trillion.More says the PIC is in good financial health “with its profitability at R209 million as at 31 March 2014, up from R130 million at the end of the 2013 financial year’, adding that the PIC has also set aside 1% of the profit after tax from the 2013 financial year for corporate social investment.Established in 1911, the PIC is one of the largest investment managers in Africa, managing assets of over R1.6 trillion and still growing. Of total assets under management, 49% is invested in local equities, 32.4% in local bonds, 7% in cash and money-market instruments, 4.39% in properties and 5.36% in offshore equity and bonds.During the 2013-14 financial year R11.4bn worth of unlisted investments were approved, of which R4.8bn has already been disbursed.The PIC is increasingly expected by the government to contribute towards socioeconomic development. In this regard, Nene says PIC investments had created in excess of 7 805 direct and indirect jobs, and sustained 78 636 jobs.“The PIC is emerging as a leader in the development of green industries by directly and indirectly funding renewable energy projects that will generate in excess of 1 558 megawatts of electricity,” he said.The PIC has entrusted R50 billion of its funds to black asset managers as a way of spurring change in the asset management industry. It approved R6.9 billion in unlisted developmental investments in 2013/14 financial year and plans to invest at least R2 billion in social and economic infrastructure the 2014/15 financial year.
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