View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings But the 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player is no stranger to being the captain, leading TNT to six championships while also being a key figure in the national team.“We signed Jimmy because we know he can help transform the team. He has been helping lots of young players about good work ethic. That’s what he’ll bring to the team. We’re very happy that he’ll finally be a head coach,” said team owner Charlie Dy.Alapag shared that he’s excited to embark on this new chapter and he hopes to pass forward the lessons he’s learned from his past mentors.“I’ve been very, very fortunate in my career to play for different coaches – coach Chot (Reyes), coach Norman (Black), coach Derrick (Pumaren), even coach Tim (Cone) when he was helping Gilas. We’re talking about some Hall of Fame-level coaches. I’d like to get bits and pieces from those guys. I wanna encourage our guys to come in and get ready to work,” he said.Alapag said the team won’t settle for anything less this coming season after Alab finished third in the ABL last year.“I think going into second season, the goal is to compete for the championship. Last year, they were really close to being in the Finals. Hopefully this season, we’ll get there and bring the first championship for Alab,” he said.Alapag will have Cuan and Paolo Rivero in his coaching staff.As for the players, Dy said that the management is working doubly hard to bring back 2017 ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and national team guard Kiefer Ravena.“We’re trying to keep Ray and Kiefer, definitely. People will just have to wait for the next two weeks,” the team executive said. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It has a new ring to it. It’s really an exciting opportunity and I’m just really thankful for Alab for bringing me on,” said Alapag on Saturday when Alab Pilipinas made his signing official.Bagong laban, bagong #pALABan! ALAB PILIPINAS welcomes new Head Coach JIMMY “The Mighty Mouse” ALAPAG! 🔥🔥🔥 Official signing in a bit! pic.twitter.com/zwGWzxn8DZ— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) August 12, 2017This will be a brand new challenge for Alapag, who previously worked as an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas and Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda loss woke up Letran, says Quinto 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas .@AlabPilipinas announces the signing ✍️ of @JAlapag3 as Head Coach for the upcoming ABL season.pic.twitter.com/yjMZc1S1nH— ABL (@aseanbasketball) August 12, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Winner in every level he’s been in, Jimmy Alapag will take that champion mentality as the head coach of Alab Pilipinas this upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The 39-year-old legend has taken over the lead mentor job while Mac Cuan slides into the role of assistant for Alab’s second season. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend
Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has said that the newly established Japan-Liberia Business and Investment Dialogue marked a milestone and a major turning point in Liberia’s drive for Economic and Development Diplomacy.Giving the official opening remarks of the dialogue at the C. Cecil Dennis auditorium at the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday in Monrovia, Minister Ngafuan told the audience: “We have come to concretize our commitment to the building of a vibrant private sector in Liberia. We are here to discuss how to deepen bilateral trade to practical presentations and exchanges of ideas to foster trade and investment.”The establishment of the Japan-Liberia Dialogue is the result of bilateral discussions held between President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Japanese Prime Minister Abe last year, during the fifth Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD V) held in Japan. This was where the idea of a dialogue was given birth. Both leaders discussed the importance of investment in Liberia and agreed to initiate a Policy Dialogue between the two governments.The Dialogue brought together participants from the Japanese Business sector, led by Japanese Ambassador to Liberia, Naoto Nikai, and officials of the Liberian Government and Liberia’s private sector executives led by Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan. Prominent amongst the executives of the Japanese business delegation was Mr. Sachio Kaneki, Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Corporation.Minister Ngafuan, in his opening speech, described the Dialogue as critical to the restoration of direct trade and investment between the two countries which would serve as a fulcrum from people to people relationship as well as business to business partnership.He stressed the importance of the Dialogue which is in line with Liberia’s Agenda for Transformation as Japan is one Liberia’s longest standing partners in the Asian region and was one of the first countries to resume diplomatic ties to Liberia after the election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The Liberian Foreign Minister then admonished participants to focus on relevant issues that will lead to the increase in bilateral cooperation, increased trade volume and make Liberia a strategic trading partner to Japan.The Chief Liberian diplomat hailed many Japanese contributions to Liberia, ranging from power to infrastructural developments, including the donation of 15,000 metric tons of petroleum products, the contribution of a 10 megawatts of power to the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the ongoing construction of the Somalia Drive, the Japanese Food Aid and the financing of major projects in the country, among others.Minister Ngafuan urged Liberian and Japanese business executives to identify areas of common interests and activities within the framework of business and investment promotions.“Lastly,’ he asserted, “in furtherance of our ties and as a way to cement our cherished relationship with Japan, we look forward to the promised reopening of the Japanese Embassy in Monrovia which will further bolster the friendship and ties between Liberia and Japan and will ease the process of acquiring visas and boost trade and investment between our two countries.”The Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Corporation Mr. Kaneki, lauded both governments for what he called a remarkable decision that brought together the private sector from each country.While encouraging his colleagues at the occasion to explore new investment opportunities in Liberia, Mr. Kaneki noted that the economic relationship between Liberia and Japan is not new: “In Japan, Liberia has been known as the most famous country for business registration.”He also spoke profoundly of Liberia’s maritime program, noting that it has hundreds of ships flying the Liberian flag which covers about 12.5% of total operating ships in the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“We’ve always been a defense-first team,” Beeman said. “It’s where we build from.” The second half wasn’t any easier for Antelope Valley, who defeated Bakersfield in the second round of the regional playoffs. The Marauders shot just 31 percent from the field and were outscored 38-30 in the second half. Mt. SAC seemed to favor an up-tempo offense over a half-court set as it totaled 32 points off turnovers and just 16 points in the key. “We’re confident in our set offense, but we knew we could pull away by generating turnovers,” Beeman said. With the victory, the Mounties improved to 34-1 and advanced to the Elite 8 in Fresno. “The fan support we get at home is great,” Beeman said. “But we play for love of the game and it doesn’t matter where or who we play.” Despite the lopsided victory, Beeman still feels there is room for improvement. “I’d like to see us do a better job of taking care of the ball, staying out of foul trouble and initiating our set plays,” she said. Sophomore Tonicia Tademy contributed 17 points and eight assists for the Mounties. Hester posted the game’s only double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Lashanna Bridgeforth scored 12 points with four rebounds for Antelope Valley. The victory is Mt. SAC’s fourth consecutive blowout, including a 108-27 victory over L.A. City on February 16. “We won’t lose our competitive edge because we work harder in practice than any other team,” Braxton said. “We’re playing our best basketball of the season right now.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Mounties followed Masei’s score with a 25-4 run from which Antelope Valley did not recover. The Mounties led 29-17 when sophomore Sam Cardeno stole the ball near mid-court and hit a three-pointer. Tay Hester added another three-pointer on the next possession. After a hook shot by Antelope Valley’s Tracey Wittebolle ended a 14-point run, Braxton found herself open behind the arc on four consecutive possessions. She hit three of the four 3-point attempts to open a 46-21 lead. “When she’s got the hot hand and they aren’t getting in her face, she’s unstoppable,” Mt. SAC head coach Laura Beeman said. The Mounties took a 51-24 lead into halftime after allowing no points in the key or fast-break baskets. WALNUT – The top-ranked Mt. SAC women’s basketball team proved there’s no defense for hot shooting by hitting 11 of 21 three-pointers on Saturday en route to an 89-54 victory over eighth-seeded Antelope Valley in the Southern California Regional Bracket A final at Mt. SAC. Freshman Tanisa Braxton scored a game-high 20 points off the bench for the Mounties. She made 5 of 7 three-point attempts. “I knew I had it going early on,” Braxton said. “Usually I come in to play tough defense, but tonight I was an offensive player.” Antelope Valley stayed close through the first 10 minutes of the game as the Marauders trailed just 21-17 midway through the first half following two scores on consecutive possessions by Juliet Masei. Masei finished with a team-high 18 points.
Shaun Wright-Phillips QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips will be a target for a number of MLS clubs when his contract at Rangers ends in the summer.The former Chelsea and Manchester City winger is struggling to get in the squad at Loftus Road – let alone the starting XI – under manager Harry Redknapp and his high wages have been a stumbling block in him moving on.Charlton and Millwall have both been interested in taking the 32-year-old on loan recently but neither can match his £60,000 a-week wages.In America, however, there are funds available and Wright-Phillips could be the next Premier league star to cross the Atlantic.His brother Bradley has been in sensational form for New York Red Bulls this season and the siblings could even be reunited there in a dream coup for the US side. 1
Q: Can you explain double jeopardy and why, if someone is tried for murder (like Robert Blake), but acquitted of the crime, they still can be found liable in a civil case for millions of dollars? A: The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in pertinent part: “Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” This clause seeks to prevent prosecutorial abuse by the government, which otherwise may try to repeatedly prosecute someone for the same alleged criminal offense. The rule on double jeopardy is consistent with a basic legal principle known as res judicata, which precludes relitigating the same claims among the same parties (or those in privity with them), when those claims already have been brought to final judgment. With regard to winning the criminal case but losing in civil court: There are different burdens of proof (beyond a reasonable doubt in the criminal court, but a preponderance of the evidence only in the civil setting). Moreover, the defendant in the civil matter can be called to testify by the other side, whereas in the criminal case the defendant is not required to testify at all. Double jeopardy has to do with being charged twice for the same criminal offense or offenses under the penal code, not civil wrongs such as negligence which likely fall under the civil code, or are of a common law nature. – A.D., Manhattan Beach Self-help, small claims A reminder for many of you who have submitted questions about small claims court: Online, at the self-help Web site of the Los Angeles Superior Court (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), you can find very useful information about small claims court. Also, you can talk with the small claims courts adviser during weekdays at 213-974-9759. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. His column appears each Wednesday. E-mail questions and comments to him at RonSEsq@aol.com or mail to him at Ask The Lawyer, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. This column is a summary of the law, and not a substitute for legal consultation on any particular case.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Q uestion: We loaned money to a “friend in need,” secured by a second trust deed on her home. When she could not pay the balance due, we gave her a 90-day extension. She assured us the senior loan was current. Unfortunately, she was not truthful. We may wind up losing our money because the senior trust deed is foreclosing, and there is not sufficient equity to cover us. Can we still pursue the borrower even if we are wiped out by the first? – B.W., Rancho Palos Verdes Answer: Yes, there is a remedy in California known as “judicial foreclosure.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Unlike the more typical foreclosure, which commences with the recording of a Notice of Default and does not involve court action, a judicial foreclosure is a lawsuit. You must serve the papers, ultimately prove that the borrower is in default, and if you wind up losing all of part of your loan, you can seek to “preserve the deficiency.” This means you can pursue collection of what you lose from the borrower. However, California is an “anti-deficiency” state. Thus, in a non-judicial foreclosure on a residential loan, if you get wiped out, or only recover a part of your loan, you are not entitled to seek any deficiency from the borrower at all. The judicial foreclosure remedy is the exception to the anti-deficiency rule in California. There are real differences between a non-judicial and a judicial foreclosure, over and above that one is non-judicial and the other plays out in court. For example, the time frame for the borrower to cure the default can be much longer in a judicial foreclosure. Therefore, I suggest you consult with a qualified lawyer to discuss the judicial foreclosure process so that you evaluate your options a little more prudently.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre California’s skyrocketing gas prices lead the nation. Prices per gallon here averaged $3.40, followed by Hawaii with $3.32, Washington with $3.26, New York with $3.25 and North Dakota with $3.23, AAA reported. The national average is $3.11, the association said. Prices rose Wednesday after OPEC Secretary General Abdalla Salem el-Badri said there is no need for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to add more oil to the market, according to Dow Jones Newswires. SAN FRANCISCO – San Franciscans are used to living in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, but even they winced Wednesday as gas prices inched up just as the holiday season approached. Their neighbors to the south, in Los Angeles, weren’t much better off. The two cities recorded the highest gas prices for metropolitan areas nationwide, with San Francisco averaging $3.47 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, up 14 cents from a week ago, and Los Angeles recording an average of $3.32 a gallon, according to the Washington-based Energy Information Administration. “There’s nothing to do about it,” said Eve Elbeze, as she filled up her Volvo sedan at a Chevron station in San Francisco, where regular unleaded was $3.60 a gallon. “I’ve got two kids – I certainly can’t bike everywhere with two kids on the handle bars.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An armed man who robbed a lady was caught thanks to the quick actions of runners who had just completed a race.David Keane leaving court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.David Keane robbed a woman in Letterkenny yesterday evening as she walked home just after 8pm. Keane, 22, a barman, snatched a handbag from Anne Marie McBrearty, who is just 4’6″ tall.Keane pulled the handbag with an iPhone, bank cards and cash worth a total of €400, from the shoulder of Ms McBrearty.However Ms McBrearty screamed and alerted runners who had just completed a local 5k race.The men gave chase and Keane dropped the bag a few hundred yards down the road but managed to flee.A short time later he was spotted again by the good samaritans who contacted Gardai.Garda Stephen McGonigle told Falcarragh District Court today that he spotted Keane and after a chase he eventually caught him on a football pitch at Letterkenny Community Centre.When he caught Keane, he discovered that he was carrying a knife but managed to arrest him.Garda McGonigle interviewed Keane, of 2 Fairleigh House, Letterkenny, who told him he had lost €200 gambling at a betting shop that day and was frightened of telling his girlfriend.He said he had gone to his house and got a knife with the intention of harming himself and pretending to his girlfriend that he had been robbed and hurt.However, after wandering around Letterkenny for four hours armed with the knife, he came across Ms McBrearty and decided to rob her handbag.He was later charged with robbery and the possession of an offensive weapon.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Michael Shiel said his client did not know what had come over him but he desperately needed the cash after being earlier refused an advance in his wages by his employer.Judge Paul Kelly condemned the attack and heard Ms McBrearty was suffering from a sore neck and shoulder.“This was a very cowardly attack on a young lady of small stature and it must have been very frightening for her. Thankfully she had a presence of mind and thanks to two passers-by and Garda McGonigle, he was apprehended.“It is alarming that a man was wandering round Letterkenny for four hours with a knife no matter what his state of mind was,” he said.He adjourned the case until July 15th for a community service and probation report on Keane.He released Keane on bail in his own bond of €500 and ordered him to sign on daily at Letterkenny Garda station, surrender his passport and not to loiter around the centre of Letterkenny.JOGGERS HELP CAPTURE ARMED MAN WHO SNATCHED WOMAN’S HANDBAG was last modified: May 21st, 2015 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:5kAnne Marie McBreartyDavid KeanedonegalGardaihandbag snatchedjoggersJudge Paul Kellyletterkenny
In a 90-9 vote, the U.S. Senate has taken a stand on the issue of torture in regards to those detained and imprisoned as part of the War on Terror. In approving a spending bill that allocates $440 billion more to the effort to fight terrorists, senators tucked in an amendment prohibiting the use of torture against those detained and questioned by the U.S. military. This wasn’t some passive-aggressive trick by Senate Democrats to tank the spending bill, but rather a bipartisan effort to set clear rules so that the inhumane treatment of prisoners documented at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay doesn’t happen again. The amendment, co-sponsored by ex-POW Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., prohibits “cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment” and sets up clear rules and punishment for the military to follow regarding war prisoners. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The U.S. Senate took a courageous stand last week. Unfortunately, the White House threatened to veto the bill and went to work to try to keep it from making the final cut in conference committee.
A group of talented and creative transition year students from Deele College Raphoe are seeking your support to ensure they get enough votes ahead of JUNK KOUTURE grand final next weekend. The event is sponsored by the Bank of Ireland and the students popped into the local branch in Ballybofey to showcase their superb range of costumes.All of the outfits are made from recyclable material, including croched binliners, curtains, kindlin mesh bags and many more natural fibres. So far Deele College have made it through TWO qualifiers that ensured their passage to the JUNK KOUTURE final at 3 Arena.Emma McCarron from Bank of Ireland said, “They are really looking for all the support they can get and your votes will help them.“The voting closes tomorrow, so dont hesitate to cast your vote.“The hard work, dedication, creativity and commitment can be seen in their finished product and it would be fantastic if they get rewarded with a prize. “A huge congratulations is already due to the teams involved in the creation of these masterpieces, versace watch out!X-Factor judge Louis Walsh will be one of the star judges at the glitzy event next week and will be joined by TV star and DJ Vogue Williams.Louis Walsh will present the main a prize and new boy group HOMETOWN will also be performing.Please vote for Deele College – #uptownjunk and #vintagepearlDEELE COLLEGE JUNK KOUTURE TEAM ‘BANKING’ ON YOUR SUPPORT AHEAD OF GRAND FINAL was last modified: April 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bank of Irelanddeele collegeFeaturesGrand FinalJunk Kouturenewsvoting
To promote the life-saving work of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, two emigrants from Transylvania living in the Donegal Gaeltacht, have volunteered to give blood as part of a special Halloween event at the Amharclann theatre in Bunbeg entitled ‘Dracula agus a chairde.’The event, cabaret in style with various ‘blood-curdling’ on and off-stage entertainment, including open coffins, takes place Friday evening, Nov. 1 at the Gaoth Dobhair theatre.In Dublin-born author Bram Stoker’s classic novel, ‘Dracula,’ published in 1897, Transylvania is home to the arch-vampire. Pól McCool, one of theatre organisers, said, “It is highly commendable that people from this particular region of Romania who have made their new homes in Ireland have volunteered their blood to help the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.“The Amharclann is a theatre in the true sense of community, much needed in a rural area such as Gaoth Dobhair, and we welcome such initiatives as this.”Interestingly, especially as the event is taking place in an Irish-speaking region, some literary scholars say the name ‘Dracula’ may have originated from an old Irish folk tale called ‘Dún Dreach-Fhola’ (castle of blood).One of the two blood donors, Columbia Vaileanu, a web-designer and digital marketer for Gaoth Dobhair based ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ is originally from a rural area of Transylvania and became an Irish citizen in recent years. She lives now in the village of Bun na Leaca on the ‘Wild Atlantic Way.’“This is one simple way I can contribute to Ireland, a country that has granted me citizenship and a new opportunity to succeed in life,” she said. ‘The blood transfusion service has helped save the lives of thousands of people, Irish and other nationalities, both locally and nationally. It deserves as much support as we can give it.”Lucian Podariu, also from Transylvania, who operates a veterinary practice in Bunbeg, also felt it was the least he could do to help.“As a person working in the medical field, albeit it for animals, I know very well the importance of having a strong healthy blood supply available, especially for emergencies. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service does a wonderful job and we should all do our best to support it.”The ‘Dracula and Friends’ cabaret event features a number of different acts including an on-screen multi-media presentation by Sean Hillen, international journalist and author of book-in-a coffin, ‘Digging For Dracula,’ on the theme ‘Legend versus Truth’ linked to Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. There will also be a surprise skit linking the Long-Toothed Count to a well-known hit song by the rock music group ‘Queen,’ as well as what is termed an ‘UnDead’ vampire comedy play entitled ‘Tá sé/ Níl sé’ (He is/He Isn’t) adapted by Tomás Mac Giolla Bhrighde, featuring the local acting group, Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair.In addition, the lobby of the Amharclann theatre will be transformed into a vampire’s den, decorated with cobwebs, lanterns and real full-size coffins for people to stand (or lie in) for photographs, with eerie music, as well as make-up artists who will transform children and adults into vampires.Special vampire food and drinks will also be offered including ‘Vampire Fang’ and ‘Freaky Fingers’ novelty snacks and, of course, Bloody Marys, and intriguing blood-red non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be special awards for best-dressed children and adults.For tickets and further information, contact Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair at 074-953- 2687. A blood-curdling night is promised at West Donegal theatre was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)