Merkel urges tougher rules to end sky-high transfers

first_imgEuropean football’s governing body UEFA last week opened an investigation into PSG’s spending.Under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, a club cannot make an annual loss of more than 30 million euros.In PSG’s case, it would therefore have to find ways to balance the books following the massive acquisition.These could include selling some players from its squad as well as hope for a big jump in revenues including from sponsoring, merchandising, ticket sales and TV rights.Share on: WhatsApp Chancellor Angela MerkelBerlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday urged football governing bodies UEFA and FIFA to tighten rules governing transfers and stamp out spiralling record spending on players.“I view the financial developments in professional football as critically as many people,” she told Mittelbayerische Zeitung daily.“Such sums are comprehensible to no one. UEFA and FIFA should readjust the rules on player transfers to ensure greater balance. Otherwise, the transfer fees threaten to rise further,” she said.Flushed with cash from television broadcast rights, Europe’s top flight clubs have spent record sums on player transfers.Paris Saint Germain smashed the world transfer record by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($263.5 million) for Neymar, sparking controversy over the purchase.last_img read more

New Police Chief Takes Charge In Fair Haven

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Joseph McGovern is ready for the job.Probably like every police officer, McGovern explained, “You always want to be chief before you retire.” And that dream came true this week for the veteran officer. On Monday evening he was sworn in to take command of the borough department, where he has worked for 28 years.He has been functioning as the acting chief for the last seven months, since his predecessor, Darryl G. Breckenridge, retired after 30 years in the department, the last ten as chief. He has also continued to serve as the borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinator, which he has done for about the last decade.He takes over a department staffed by 13 full-time officers and two part-time Class II and two part-time Class I officers. He continues to look forward to the challenges the position holds, saying, “I’ve got the easiest job, because of past leadership (in the department).” He has worked with this group over the course of nearly three decades on the job. Along with the leadership, “I have good people here,” among the largely experienced department, he continued. “And I know when I’m not here, they’re still doing the right thing.”McGovern started with the department as a young dispatcher and over the years worked his way up through the ranks to captain, having also worked as a detective. During that time, “I’ve held every every position here,” he said.Along with on-the-job training, McGovern has participated in ongoing supplemental training over the years. He is among the 2 percent of local department officers who have attended the FBI education program at Quantico, Virginia. That, and his responsibility overseeing the OEM, is good training for this position, he believes.McGovern and his wife Theresa have lived in the community for 26 years, raising two sons (who, incidentally, have expressed interest in pursuing law enforcement careers.) The eldest, Joe Jr., will be heading for the U.S. Marines following his graduation from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School this spring.The role of chief—and police officer, for that matter—“is really about solving problems,” usually on a daily basis, he said. And that’s all right. “It really is about helping people,” he explained.For a small town with a large number of children, “It really is about community policing,” reaching out to sectors of the community, like the schools where officers regularly appear conducting bicycle safety and anti-drug use programs. “I don’t think you’ll find a better department that has relationships with the schools,” he maintained.Knowing everyone, while generally beneficial, can make the job somewhat difficult at times. A case in point occurred recently with the arrest of a local volunteer fireman, Nicholas Joyce, 19, who was charged with arson. Without speaking directly about this case, McGovern acknowledged it can be tough to take into custody someone he’s known for some time. But, he explained, he relies on the advice that former chief Breckenridge offered, which has become something of a motto for McGovern: “Just do the right thing,” McGovern remembered. “Do it for the right reasons.”last_img read more

Beyond the Arcelor Mittal Violence:

first_imgSome called it the Nimba ‘scare’, others termed it Nimba disturbance; for some, it was the ‘Yekepa Raid’, among others. But what is clear is that last week’s violent incidence in Nimba is a national wakeup call that must be checked on from all fronts; behind-the-scene happenings, hidden but eventual causes, and mechanisms that would prevent future occurrences on not justArcelorMittal but also all current and future investments, whether foreign or locally-owned.The obvious condemnation of what transpired seems, however, to be the only thing on everyone’s lips without a second thought to what may have led to such a violent scene like never witnessed in the post-war country’s decade-long years of peace. With no intention on my part to justify such violence (which warrant immense and immediate action against perpetrators and their hidden supporters), we must use the ArcelorMittal situation to put into place corrective measures on issues bordering around how we sign concession agreements, on how we raise expectations of would-be beneficiaries, how we manage or direct proceeds derived out of social funds, and how we follow-up with the least of the contents of the agreements.As a matter of fact, post-war concessions, be they agricultural like oil palm or rubber or industrial like mining, are all protest-prone to the extent that fire-arms violence erupts at times. The case of the 2007 Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) anti-expansion violence that killed its Belgian national, Bruno Mitchell who was the Plantation Manager is enough reason for all Liberians and their foreign investors to take cure for avoiding such.For the case at hand, Nimba youths have in recent months never rested from expressing their frustrations over ArcelorMittal’s operations until it reached boiling point last week. They had demanded, or probably appealed for greater Liberian employment, implementation and in some cases completion of projects and other infrastructural developments to include schools, hospitals and roads and even a vocational training center in Yekepa and improvement of workers’ conditions, among others.The company, on the other hand—though maintained that it has lived up to its corporate responsibility at 100 percent—had engaged the locals regularly during and after their protests.Whatever became of the outcomes of the engagements, however, was not reflected in the recent violence that reportedly left about four national police officers injured and millions of dollars’ worth of properties damaged.But as the company picks up the pieces in counting its losses and has since resumed operations, let’s take a look at some of the issues.When Our Lawmakers Pen ‘Hasty’ Agreements The ArcelorMittal deal was initiated during the Gyude Bryant Transitional Government during a time when warring-fractional lawmakers on Capitol Hill were deemed to have ratified the deal under dubious circumstances, prompting the revision of a deal put forth on the table at around US$900 million to be spent over 25 years.On 17 August 2005, the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) entered into a Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) with Mittal Steel to exploit Liberia’s reserves of iron ore.  Of course, it was renegotiated by the current administration in 2006, apparently fueled by a Global Witness report that raised some alarms over some issues in the Byrant deal.But a year and few months after the revision of the deal, ArcelorMittal in 2008 donated 100 Toyota Hilux DXD4 double-cabin pickups to members of the 52nd National Legislature to be used, according to the company’s former CEO Joseph Matthews, for agricultural purposes in their respective constituencies. The donation ceremony which was held in the Executive Mansion yard was said to be in response to the President’s request for Liberia’s partners to assist in the reconstruction efforts of the government’s agriculture development drive. That met public condemnations too on grounds that it was meant to influence the lawmakers over future actions of the company.But the deal had the potential to bring a range of benefits, including increased government revenues, the creation of employment positions and improved infrastructure to a nation fresh from the ashes of war and at the time yearned for investment opportunities. Nonetheless, the terms and conditions of the MDA attracted significant criticism from civil society groups due to their alleged impact on human rights.In a 2006 report entitled ‘Heavy Mittal?’, Global Witness noted that the presence of a stabilization clause in the MDA could undermine Liberia’s right to regulate important public policy areas, such as human rights and the environment. Although the MDA acknowledged that the project was subject to Liberian law, it imposed a number of restrictions on its application including concerns that the MDA precluded modifications to applicable Liberian law without the prior consent of the company. As a result, the report noted that the company was effectively in a position to refuse to consent to any new law or other form of regulation for the duration of the contract.Another concern was that the MDA guaranteed that the duties and rights of the company under the agreement shall never be derogated from or otherwise prejudiced by any law or by the action or inaction of the government. As a result, the MDA guaranteed that the duties and rights of the company would take precedence over any domestic law, international law or other form of regulation and that the Liberian Government was obliged to indemnify the company for any and all “claims, liabilities, costs, expenses, losses and damages” as a result of a failure by the government to honor its obligations under the MDA – even if such failure was required under Liberian law.But the renegotiated MDA of December 2006 between the Liberian Government and ArcelorMittal saw an amended stabilization clause which still superseded Liberian law on income tax, royalties and other payments due to the government substantially restricted. The amended MDA also made expressed provision for the protection of specific human rights in relation to the project. For example, under that renegotiated agreement, ArcelorMittal is bound to ensure that its private security force follows the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, that the company must respect certain rights of third parties within the project area including the right of specified people to use infrastructure within the project area. It also called for the company to no longer has the right to secure (at no additional cost) public land outside of the concession area that is necessary for the operation of the project. Acquisition of such land is now subject to good faith negotiation between the parties.In short, the renegotiated settlement provides for stronger human rights protection. According to Global Witness at the time, “the renegotiated agreement showed it was possible to secure profitable commercial terms, whilst also safeguarding the interests of the host state and its population.” This, it said, gives Liberia a real chance of extracting reasonable benefits from the concession.  However, the real benefits of this contract to Liberia, Global Witness notes, could only be truly assessed once the company started its operations.And so, are the previously raised issues in that report that led to the renegotiation like human rights, improved working conditions and benefits of the locals being addressed?Were Huge Expectations Raised For Locals?Another issue we must consider in the aftermath of the Yekepa violence is whether the expectations of the locals were raised beyond the company’s capacities.ArcelorMittal contributes US$3 million annually to a development fund as enshrined in the MDA for the three counties where it operates (with Nimba where the mines are located receiving the largest trunk of US$1.5 million dollars, Grand Bassa where the company ships ores through its port receiving US$1 million while Bong receives the remaining half a million because the company’s rail passes through that county).I remain a testimony to projects in these counties that derived out of the Corporate Funds including community colleges in Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties, among others. The understanding is that legislators, administrators and the citizenries from these counties derive at how they spend their allotted portions of the Funds which ArcelorMittal boosts of being in full commitment to in terms of up-to-date payments.But aside from this, it is also understood that the company committed itself to other initiatives outside the MDA which may seem to be causing the current problems. Nothing in the MDA says the company should pave the Ganta-Yekepa Road, for instance, but ArcelorMittal made a commitment to this and other issues advanced by the locals. As a matter of fact, locals in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County do have their demands too outside the MDA to which the Company committed to doing but dragging or refusing to do so later may cause problems (which we hope not for).May we use the Yekepa scenario to avoid raising expectations of would-be beneficiaries and how we ratify concessions; how we manage or direct proceeds derived out of social funds, and how we follow-up with the least of the contents of the agreements.In this case, with the reported losses sustained by the company, its target of reaching 100 million tons  by next year would not reached as was in 2012 when its target of 4 million tons could not be met due to weather. A reported capital investment of US$800 million in rails, port, infrastructure, among others is worth protecting but the situation also speaks to how fragile ArcelorMittal’s own security (the hired PGS) is and the need to bolster it.About the Author: Nat Bayjay is a Media Consultant/Communication specialist. Doubling as a PUL Best Investigative & Best Environmental Journalist in 2011, Bayjay uses his journalistic profession to always highlight issues in the country including political, economical and socio issues through in-depth articles and news analyses. He’s reachable on: [email protected]/0777-402737Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Santoro captures first Soweto Open

first_imgSemi-finalsOn Saturday, the semi-finals resulted in relatively comfortable victories for Sunday’s finalists. Santoro accounted fourth seed Thiago Alves 6-3 7-6 (7-2) and De Voest repelled the challenge of big-serving fellow South African Fritz Wolmarans 6-4, 7-5. Speaking to radio station SAfm after his win, Santoro said it had been a pretty tough game, adding he enjoyed it because he won, but found it pretty difficult. “The City of Johannesburg, Gauteng government and the National Lottery have backed Sata, and the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex is a fine development in that regard.” SAinfo reporter and South African Tennis Association Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Second setThe second set went with serve until De Voest was forced to serve to stay in the set and the match at 5-6, but he was struggling with stomach cramps due a virus, he admitted afterwards. Santoro quickly moved into position to win the contest, with two match points in his back pocket. A pinpoint backhand down the line then gave him the title 7-5 6-4. Looking ahead, Smith added: “Sata also aim to get Futures tournaments here, simultaneous men’s and women’s events, plus the mini-tennis and coaching components – this will service a lot of people.” De Voest said he struggled with his serve and Santoro returned well. Towards the end of the contest, De Voest went on, he had trouble finding rhythm on his serve. Santoro, who has beaten 17 world number one ranked players during his career, broke De Voest in the fourth and twelfth games of the first set to take it 7-5. Apart from the specially-designed trophy by SA sculptor Des Khourie, there were 100 ATP world rankings points for the singles’winner and 60 points for the finalists, plus $14 400 for the inaugural champion in the City of Johannesburg-sponsored tournament and $8 480 for the loser.center_img Top seed and world number 50, Fabrice Santoro of France, won the inaugural Soweto Open men’s tennis tournament, beating unseeded Rik de Voest of South Africa 7-5, 6-4 in the final at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex on Sunday. 20 April 2009 The doubles’ inners picked up $6 200 and the same number of rankings points (100) as in singles, with the finalists taking away $3 600 and 60 points. The action is far from over in Soweto; the Soweto Women’s Open takes place at the same venue from 25 April to 3 May. After that, South Africa face Belarus in a crucial Davis Cup tie from 8 May to 10 May. De Voest, ranked 180th in the world, tried with all his might to wrest the first ATP tournament to be held in Soweto away from the Frenchman, but it was not to be. However, the 36-year-old, who added R150 000 to his R100 million in career prize-money earned in 20 years on the ATP Tour, had to come from behind after De Voest played superbly to break serve in the match’s very first game. ‘The goal is to grow the game’South African Tennis Association (Sata) CEO Ian Smith reflected on the venue, the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex, and said it was an important location for an ATP event to take place. “The goal is to grow the game,” he explained, “and Soweto represents a major part of our history, which makes staging the tournament here an appropriate one. An international-class venueIn addition to the eight courts already in use at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex, another eight are being built, with another R9-million being injected into the facility, to bring the venue up to the standard of the international-class venue that Smith envisages. In the doubles final, the duo of George Bastl from Switzerland and Australian Chris Guccione took the coveted trophy home courtesy of a 6-2 4-6 11-9 win over the Russian pair of Michail Elgin and Alexandre Kudryavtsev. last_img read more

Will AOL Use Seed to Fuel Its Hyperlocal News Site?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#AOL#crowdsourcing#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img AOL is continuing with its push to create content on a massive local scale, according to a story by the Silicon Valley Insider. The story says that AOL is looking to “expand Patch, its network of local news blogs, from 30 sites to ‘hundreds’, by the end of 2010.”AOL recently announced a similar 0-to-60 sort of initiative with its attempt to cover every single band at this year’s South By Southwest festival with its content distribution project Seed.The article quotes an internal communication, saying that AOL is looking “to be leaders in one of the most promising ‘white spaces’ on the Internet” as well as “in sourcing, creating, producing and delivering high quality content”. Patch is a “hyperlocal” website that offers news, photos and videos, discussions and information about local businesses. It is run by “professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers who live in or near the communities [they] serve”. As such, Patch seems like a perfect candidate for the type of service offered by another arm of AOL, crowdsourced content provider Seed.While the article declares the intention to go from 30 sites to hundreds “quite the ambitious goal,” we wonder if having a system like Seed already in place wouldn’t make an otherwise potentially daunting task a bit easier. Actually, the SXSW coverage seems like a good testing ground for doing the same sort of coverage in hundreds of locations throughout the country.As Paid Content wrote last month, Saul Hansell left the New York Times’ Bits Blog in December to join Seed, with the purpose of “leveraging Seed across all of AOL’s platforms”.Looking at the site, it would seem that the only issue in growing from 30 to hundreds would be general scalability, as each location is identical, but with different content. With an army of content providers at your fingertips, it would seem that the expansion is the obvious next step more than anything else. mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Solopreneur — Consider Forming an LLC

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#form-an-llc Kanayo Okwuraiwe Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Kanayo Okwuraiwe is a startup founder, an incurable entrepreneur and a digital marketing professional. He is also the founder of Telligent Marketing, a digital marketing agency that provides law firm SEO services to help lawyers grow their law practices. Connect with him on Linkedln What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… When it comes to owning or running a business, there really are just two options, generally speaking, that are open to you: You either run your business in an informal way such as many freelancers or sole proprietors, sometimes called ‘solopreneurs’ often do, or you go through the process of creating a formal company or legal entity that is registered with the government.While there will likely be advantages to be had by running a business as a freelancer or solopreneur, the chances are that there are also several disadvantages that probably outweigh these advantages. On the other hand, although there are numerous advantages to registering your business as a legal entity, the question usually is, exactly what type of legal entity or business structure is best for your business? The best answer that often applies to most situations is; it depends. However, this article aims to make an argument as to why a solopreneur should consider forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as opposed to other business structures.Of course, there are other types of business structures such as Partnerships and Corporations, and these might be more suitable for certain types of businesses. For example, a solopreneur would have to take on one or more partners or members in order to successfully register a business as a partnership, and while a single-member owned business can register as a corporation, one advice usually given by business lawyers is that certain ‘non-mandatory’ conditions be met before this route is taken.Having said that, it is essential to know exactly what creating an LLC entails, what it can mean for your business and why you should consider forming one.Understanding the Fundamentals of an LLCWhile LLCs have been around for some time, they have not particularly been a popular business structure for small business owners, until quite recently. There are specific requirements necessary to register (and maintain) a corporation, and most small businesses find these requirements quite burdensome. An LLC provides the same type of protection you would receive under a corporation, but without the burdensome regulations and formalities.Generally, an LLC should be created with two members or more. But, if you are a solopreneur, you can register a Single-Member LLC (SMLLC.) Creating a single-member LLC is easy to set up and run and provides the same sort of flexibility you get as a Sole Proprietor.Basically, if you are looking for an uncomplicated and straightforward way to register your business in a way that protects your personal assets, then an LLC is the best option, and we’ll share our reasons in this article.A Few Reasons to Consider Forming an LLC Include:Limited Liability ProtectionOne of the main benefits of registering an LLC is the limited liability protection. Typically, if you run a Sole Proprietorship, then your personal assets are usually not protected from any debt obligation that the company might incur. The implication of this becomes more real if there is a lawsuit against your business, which you lose. The absence of a limitation of liability means that in the event of a lawsuit against your business, you could lose your personal property if you lose the case. With an LLC, only your business assets are liable in a lawsuit against the business.As such, an LLC provides a limitation of your liability so that your personal assets are protected from such debts and lawsuits.Tax FlexibilityProbably one of the reasons why entrepreneurs shy away from registering their businesses is the misconception about double taxation. However, when you register your business as an LLC, you won’t have to deal with this problem. With an LLC, taxation is simple and flexible.For taxation purposes, single-member LLCs are treated as “disregarded entities”, which means that you will not need to file separate tax forms for your business. You will instead be filing your business profits and losses on Form 1040, which is the form that citizens and residents of the U.S. use to file their individual tax returns. This situation is what is referred to as a “pass-through” taxation, wherein the profits and losses of the businesses are passed through to the individual, who files these on their individual tax return, thereby eliminating double taxation.Compliance RequirementsCompliance requirements are an essential point that makes forming an LLC worth considering. A limitation of liability is generally assumed to a corporation or an LLC, however, this can be stripped for several reasons one of which is a failure to comply with required regulations. Knowing all the laws is where a corporation can become cumbersome because there are so many ongoing regulations. It is also what makes an LLC such a good idea because you get the benefit of liability protection without so many formalities attached.Of course, the requirements vary across states, so it is a good idea to speak to a good business lawyer to help you navigate through the specific requirements and conditions that may apply to the type of business you want to register.The Fictitious Name ProblemSometimes, a solopreneur might decide to operate using a different name. For instance, John F. Samson might own a cleaning service, and he decides to run it using the name, ‘Simply Divine Cleaning Services.’ There is nothing wrong with that; however, if another business chooses to register the same name, there is nothing to stop them from using it to carry out their business. Even worse is a situation where they end up trademarking that business or product name, which happens to be the same name you use for your ‘fictitious’ company, or Doing Business As (DBA) name. You would automatically need to cease using that name, otherwise, face the threat of legal action if they find out. Creating an LLC and registering a specific company name ensures that your business name is reserved and that no one else can use it in or for their business.CredibilityFinally, having the LLC designator at the end of your business’s name lends credibility to your business. It not only shows your customers that your business is registered with the state, but it is also an indicator that your business is there for the long haul.In conclusion, while nothing prevents a solopreneur from doing business without registering a formal business entity with the state, there are drawbacks to this business structure. Creating an LLC offers several benefits, including limited liability protection we have spoken about. Consult with a business attorney so that you are well briefed on your options as well as the process of creating an LLC. 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Archers shoot down Eagles

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The outcome had little impact on La Salle’s Final Four bid, but this was one game the defending champion Green Archers just could not afford to lose.With a pulsating 79-76 victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday night, the Archers showed they’re nearing peak form heading into the most important stretch of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re in a very good spot because we’re peaking at the right time,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. “The players have been very responsible in terms of their commitment to our goal.”No player put Ayo’s words to heart than Cameroonian center Ben Mbala, who reprised his MVP form with 28 points and 19 rebounds, while Ricci Rivero fired 21 points, including two crucial free throws with 8.9 seconds for the final count before close to 14,000 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe victory spoiled an elimination-round sweep for the Eagles, who would have also gotten an outright finals berth with a victory.But the Archers had other plans, tightening up defensively when it mattered as they closed the game with a 10-0 run that included a short jumper from Kib Montalbo with 40.3 seconds remaining that gave La Salle a 77-76 advantage. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Foreign PGT bets eye breakthrough John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa With 12 seconds remaining, the Eagles bungled a chance for a go-ahead basket when Isaac Go missed a wide-open floater with the rebound falling to Rivero who calmly drilled the free throws.Instead of a stepladder semifinals where La Salle would have also owned a twice-to-beat edge on the winner of third and fourth seeds, the result meant the Final Four will be played starting Saturday when the Archers face the Adamson Falcons in a rematch of last season’s pairing.Ateneo faces Far Eastern U on Sunday with the Eagles armed with the Final Four incentive.Earlier, University of Santo Tomas averted a winless season after hammering out an 88-85 victory over University of the East.The Growling Tigers finally got their acts together down the stretch to finish the season with a 1-13 record.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Feuding PBA govs take time out to watch Clippers-76ers tiff

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA World, SEA Games aspirants dominate Subic duathlon Alaska arranged and sponsored the board’s NBA experience, with the Aces represented here by team manager Dickie Bachmann.Also here are San Miguel Beer’s Robert Non, Star’s Rene Pardo, Barangay Ginebra’s Alfrancis Chua, GlobalPort’s Erick Arejola, KIA’s Bobby Rosales, Blackwater’s Silliman Sy and Meralco’s Ryan Gregorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFormer chairs Pato Gregorio of TNT KaTropa and Mamerto Mondragon of Rain or Shine and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla begged off from joining the trip at the last minute, with the status of incoming chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX still unknown.The wives and other members of the families of the governors as well as those coming from the Commissioner’s Office that came over will be treated to watching the popular “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”The five-day planning session has turned into a veritable vacation and sightseeing tour for the members of the league’s think tank, with the Dec. 17 opening penciled as early as two months ago in danger of being moved if the issue regarding commissioner Chito Narvasa’s tenure is not resolved. LATEST STORIES The board has been split into two groups of seven and five teams, with the bigger group opposing the retention of Narvasa and the other throwing its full support behind its embattled commissioner.Nothing has transpired in this trip, even after a last-ditch effort by both sides to resolve the impasse on Thursday fizzled out.“This is certainly bad for the PBA and we are sorry that the fans have to see this and read all about it,” one concerned board member said, requesting not to be identified.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers grabs a loose ball in front of Dario Saric #9 and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at Staples Center on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES—While there have been no meetings to speak of in what was supposed to be the PBA board of governors’ annual planning session here, team representatives will participate in one activity that has been their unifying factor all these years.On Monday (Tuesday morning in Manila), they will watch a National Basketball Association game pitting the Los Angeles Clippers against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, marking possibly the only time in this trip that members of two disagreeing factions get to be seated beside each other since arriving in this Southern California city on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership – Eels v Cowboys Team Selections

first_img3Shaun Francis15Meckensie Hudson 9Jackson Mills8Lucy McDonald 1Jonathan Palau1Stephanie Maiolo 8Dave Zanette8Kelly Kennedy 3Ciaran Toner3Hannah Dyball 7Damon Moore6Emma Paki 6Cormac Hoch13Tash Adams 14Kyle Jermyn14Billie Taylor 1Brayden Hegarty1Rylie Seamark Men’sWomen’s 7Jordan Marshall-King (C)6Danielle Davis 9Justin Cridland14Mel Wilks ManagerManagerKim Solman First game of the NRL Touch Premiership Teams are in!Watch the Parramatta Eels take on the North Queensland Cowboys in Game 1 of the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership at ANZ Stadium at 5:25pm. 11Jayden BenbowToni Daisy CoachCoachBarry Gibson 10Michael Law5Sharni Vililacenter_img 11John Kennedy10Faith Nathan Men’sWomen’s 6Josh Moffitt5Laura Peattie 2Mal Kenny3Sophie Duff 5Caidyn Wynyard4Aaliyah Paki 2Jordan Horo2Tayla Clifford 4Lachlan PierceMaddie Crema Assistant CoachAssistant CoachChristian Browne 8Simon Lang7Sarah Peattie 13Cooper Marshall12Abby King 5Jared Townson11Chloe Sawtell 12Maurice Kennedy11Zara Nicholas 10Luke Mansour9Samantha Rodgers 12Lachlan Hoch7Kirralee Costelloe 13Marley Simbolon13Elesha Te Paalast_img read more