Trump praises Tiger Woods, Jim Brown for supporting him

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Tiger Woods, a friend and sometime golf partner of Trump, called Sunday for respect for the office of the president.Asked how he’d respond to people who are intrigued by his “friendly relationship” with Trump, Woods told reporters: “He’s the president of the United States and you have to respect the office. And no matter who’s in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Trump responded Monday by praising Woods and criticizing journalists. “The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play the game – he is very smart. More importantly, he is playing great golf again!” Trump said on Twitter.The president also expressed gratitude to former NFL player Jim Brown, who defended Trump after the Hall of Famer was asked if he is concerned with the message coming from the White House against the league. “I should be criticizing Trump on every level because he does certain things that call for criticism. But when I look at television and I see all of these announcers become experts and they’re pointing their fingers, and they’re not doing a doggone thing but pointing their fingers, I find myself really pulling for the president,” Brown said last week during an appearance on “The JT The Brick Show” on Fox Sports Radio.Brown acknowledged that his comment “will make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans. But I think there are certain good things that are coming out of this presidency because we’ve never seen anything like it.”Trump tweeted Monday: “Thank you to the great @JimBrownNFL32, perhaps the greatest running back of all time, for your wonderful words and support. Since our meeting in New York, African-American UNEMPLOYMENT has reached the LOWEST LEVEL IN HISTORY. You get it!”The connection between Brown and African-American unemployment was unclear. And, while black unemployment did hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May, the rate has since risen to 6.6 percent in July.Trump and Brown met in New York after the 2016 presidential election.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Anti-doping group moves to close loophole with lab in Kenya Tiger Woods watches his shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Northern Trust golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday praised two African-American athletes after they recently defended him in public.Trump’s public praise comes amid his continued disapproval of NFL players, most of them African-American, who kneel during the national anthem to protest police treatment of black men. It also follows his recent criticism of NBA star LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Police Pay Worries Lawmakers

first_imgCapitol Hill is deeply worried about the current state of affairs and conditions of the personnel in the Liberia National Police (LNP), in awake of their confronting the spread of the Ebola virus.Lawmakers expressed concern  in plenary yesterday, during discussions which followed the presentation of a complaint from River Gee County Representative Johnson Chea relative to the plight of police officers in the country.According to the River Gee lawmaker, information revealed that the payment of basic salaries and other amenities of police officers and personnel of the nation’s security apparatus were often delayed.This concern received majority support from members of the Lower House.“Since the graduation of the Academy Class 42 of the Liberia National Police, May 17, 2014, it will interest you to know that they have been paid for two (2) months (June and July).  This [situation] is creating [serious] economic problems on these security personnel,” Rep. Chea indicated.He pointed out that there have been many complaints from security officers relative to their low pay or the [breach] in the disbursement of funds allotted for their operations.The River Gee County lawmaker opted for the appearance of authorities involved with the matter before House committees, a suggestion that was received and endorsed by plenary.This means that plenary instruction to the Committees on National Security, Ways, Means, and Finance to report findings in two weeks remains a straight mandate that should be implemented.Meanwhile, the House overwhelmingly voted to endorse the recommendations of the Committee on Broadcasting, Culture, and Tourism on relative to previous hearings involving top officials of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism on comments made against lawmakers.Representative Richmond Anderson’s report declared:  “The hearing established and concluded that that Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson must be made to apologize to the House and its members for the expression of “Counterfeit lawmakers,” which he made  an official communication to plenary, which was  subsequently published in at least five local dailies.  The apology should be read at the MICAT’s regular press briefing.”It was also agreed upon that the Code of Conduct be issued to every public official elected and appointed; in order to enhance coordination and professionalism in government.The Committee also recommended that the leadership of the Legislative Branch of Government advise its members against attitude that stand to divide or dislocate government’s operations.This followed the Committee’s assertions that lawmakers were also involved with hurling insults at presidential appointees, thereby inflaming an “unfortunate situation among government officials.”In a related development, President Johnson Sirleaf has informed the Legislature of the Executive’s commitment to allow Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director to brief lawmakers on  details of the contract entered into involving the Norwegian government on the forestry sector.She noted that her office had  instructed FDA boss to make full appearance before the Legislature in order to explain full details about the US$150 million five-year contract entered into by the Executive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Golfers Prepare for MBI Open in July

first_imgLiberian golfers, both professionals and amateurs, came in their numbers from golf clubs in the country last Sunday to the Seaview Golf Club, located near the Unity Conference Center, Virginia outside Monrovia.The rains held back, providing the assembly of golfers a perfect atmosphere as they scrambled to register for the mini-tournament organized by the Liberia Golfers Association, said its training director George Smart.Among the golfers were national captain David Gwee; Papa Gibson and Aaron Anderson both professional golfers.“This is a pre-mini tournament that gets us prepare for the July 26 Monrovia Breweries Incorporated (MBI) Open,” Smart said.Among the enthusiastic number of golfers were those from the Firestone Golf Club, who stood chatting excitedly with friends. There were others from golf clubs in Grand Bassa County. The Seaview Golf Club is Liberia’s prestigious and only 18 Holes golf course.The club sat on one hundred acres of a beautiful landscape at the edge of where the St. Paul River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Established in June 2004, the Liberian Golf Association has been headed by Dr. C. Nelson Oniyama.“We are moving ahead for July, 26,” Chairman Oniyama told the Daily Observer in a brief interview, “and as you can see many golfers have come to register to participate in this mini-tournament.”The mini-tournament got underway few minutes afterward and the assembled golfers and their caddies began the competition with enthusiasm.“There will be two rounds of 9 to add up to the 18 holes,” the Daily Observer learned.Other golfers included Yusuf, George Smart, L. Uthey, Vanessa, who happened to be the only female in the tournament, A. Sam and R. Klee. For the next two hours, the golfers moved after each other and golf balls flew across the Course.At the end of the first round of 9 holes, David Gwee was out of 38 points, Yusuf, 43 points and George Smart 52 points.L. Uthey had 39 points out, Vanessa had 41 points out and A. Sam and R. Klee had completed 44 and 41 outs points respectively.An interesting side attraction was the presence of a golfer known as ‘The Veteran,’ Mr. Sheka N. B. Kargbo. Kargbo is a professional golfer who graduated from the Sierra Leonean Golf Association in 1982.He was so excited about the mini-tournament and told the Daily Observer, “With this tournament we anticipate a better future for golfers in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberty Party Snubs Mediation Talks

first_imgLiberty Party says it is not interested in speaking with the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders, Chief Zanzan Karwor (pictured)-Says chiefs and religious leaders are “living in Pres. Sirleaf’s purse”An official of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) says that his party will not have time to sit with any group of negotiators including members of the Traditional Council as being suggested by the head of the council, Zanzan Kawor to reconcile with authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) ahead of the ongoing legal formalities before NEC hearing officer.On Wednesday, November 8, Chief Kawor said the National Traditional Council of Liberia in partnership with the inter-religious council took a decision to intervene in the ongoing legal battle between the LP and the NEC.In an apparent reaction to the council’s mediation plan, Daniel Sando, LP assistant secretary for press and publicity, told the popular “the Truth Breakfast Show,” on Truth FM 96.1 last Friday, that framers of the mediation have already compromised their neutrality, and should dare not invite the LP to any planned negotiation table, because they (Traditional Council) are already living in “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s purse.”He said the LP will not cooperate with any group of negotiators, neither compromise its claims of electoral irregularities and frauds, but rather stay the course by pursuing the case to a logical conclusion.“We respect the Traditional Council and the Inter-Religious Council, but please, we are not asking for intervention from any quarter; we are going to court and therefore, are not interested in bringing war to this country. Let those negotiators stay by themselves, because we know the history of this noble land,” Sando said.For him, the LP leadership does not want any out-of-court settlement, and so, “The Traditional Council should not waste their time, to… be thinking of establishing any form of conversation with the Liberty Party. Let me inform the Liberian people that nobody should waste their time on this matter for out-of-court settlement,” the LP official said.The party standard bearer, Charles Walker Brumskine, has earlier ruled out any settlement to the crisis, except a ruling from  the Supreme Court. Brumskine recently told the Voice of America (VOA) Daybreak Africa Program that the LP would settle for nothing less than the Supreme Court ruling into his complaint.Like the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders, the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) political leader, Simeon Freeman, has written several groups, including the traditional council and the inter-religious council, requesting for their intervention to resolve the current political impasse so as to move the country forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2 more confess to killing overseas-based professor

first_img… remaining 2 to face trialFollowing in the footsteps of 18-year-old Naomi Adams, who recently admitted to the unlawful killing of Pariedeau Mars, called “Perry”, in 2016, 20-year-old Nikkisha Dover and Orin Mc Crae also confessed to the crime on Monday when they, along with two other accused, reappeared at the Demerara High Court.Deceased: Pariedeau MarsDover and Mc Crae opted to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter, which read that on May 12, 2016 in the county of Demerara, they killed Mars in the furtherance of a robbery.Dover, who had no legal representation on her first appearance, was represented by state assigned Attorney Mohammed Ali while Attorney Adrian Thompson represented Mc Crae. The State was represented by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy in association with Sarah Martin.After Justice Navindra Singh had accepted the plea of both accused on Monday, he ordered that a probation report be prepared for both of them, given their tender age when the crime was committed. Their sentencing was, therefore, deferred to July 12, 2019.As Dover and Mc Crae have pleaded guilty, the remaining two co-accused, Timothy Paul Chance and Andre Benjamin are expected to face a murder trial.Chance’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes requested a date in the new week for the commencement of hearings while a date is yet to be set for the trial of Benjamin, who is also being represented by Thompson.Guilty of manslaughter: Orin Mc CraeInitially, the five defendants mentioned were all charged jointly for the capital offence of murder when they made their first court appearance in May of 2016 and were remanded to prison. Adams, called “Shortee”, was the first of the five to plead guilty to manslaughter when she made her first appearance at the High Court. “Shortee” is expected to be sentenced for the offence on June 24, 2019.According to Police reports, Mars, 75, of Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, was found bound and beaten in his home on the day in question by his wife. He was subsequently rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Investigations revealed that an accused, who was 17 years old at the time, was known to the now dead man as she would visit his home from time to time. It was further revealed that the said accused confessed to conspiring with her boyfriend to rob the elderly man as he was home alone on the day of the incident.last_img read more

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Jack Wilshere excited to be back for Arsenal and hopes for Euro 2016 call

first_img Jack Wilshere in action for Arsenal against Sunderland 1 Jack Wilshere described his Arsenal first-team return as the “best feeling” – and hopes it is his first step on the way to Euro 2016.The midfielder made his first appearance for the Gunners in 11 months during Sunday’s Premier League clash with Sunderland.Wilshere, who was sidelined by a leg fracture suffered in pre-season, played the final seven minutes of the goalless draw.The 24-year-old is delighted to be back and now hopes to do enough to convince England boss Roy Hodgson to include him in his squad for this summer’s finals.“It’s the best feeling,” he said of his return to action. “All those late nights and long days in the gym, this is when it really pays off.“You can do all the training, you can play for the under-21s to build your fitness up, but what really matters is playing for the first team and getting back on the pitch, so I’m really happy.“I felt good. In my first under-21s game, I didn’t really feel that great. In the second I felt better and in the third I felt as though I was able to get through 90 minutes and have an impact on the game.“I spoke with the boss (Arsene Wenger) in the week, he felt the same and I travelled to Sunderland. It’s a big week for me in training, getting fitter and sharper. Hopefully next weekend I can get some more game time and go from there.“I’m not saying that I’m there yet, this is just another step on my way to full recovery. There’s a few games left and after that, hopefully I’ll go away with England to the Euros. It’s an exciting time.”Arsenal FC: ‘Jack Wilshere’s done more in ten minutes than Aaron Ramsey has all game!’ REACTION TO MIDFIELDER’S RETURNlast_img read more

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MAN SUSPECTED OF POSTAL DRUGS OPERATION APPEARS IN COURT

first_imgA man who allegedly imported more than €200,000 worth of drugs by post into Co Donegal appeared in court today.Simon Crawford, 28, was arrested following a Garda sting operation in Letterkenny last week.Members of the Garda Drugs Unit along with officers from the Customs and Revenue raided an address in Letterkenny on November 6th last. It followed a “controlled delivery” of a package to the address.Inside they found more than €140,000 of the drug 4-Methylethcathinone or 4 Mec (synthetic cocaine) weighing four kilograms.Crawford was arrested at the scene and taken to Letterkenny Garda station where he was questioned and later charged.In a follow-up search at the same address at 29 Gleann Tain Close, Letterkenny, a further €70,000 of the same drug was recovered weighing two kilogrammes.Crawford, of 11 York Avenue, Portstewart, Co Derry, who was charged with possession and intent to supply drugs, appeared at Letterkenny District Court wearing a dark jumper and dark trousers.He was accompanied by several members of his family.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher did not seek bail and asked the case to be adjourned until December 10th.MAN SUSPECTED OF POSTAL DRUGS OPERATION APPEARS IN COURT was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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:4 MECdrugsletterkennypostalSimon Crawfordlast_img read more

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Drink-driving cases being struck out because doctors not filling in paperwork properly

first_imgA leading Donegal Judge has said a high proportion of alleged drink-driving cases are being struck because local doctors are not filling in paperwork properly.Judge Paul Kelly made his comments as he was forced to strike out another such case at Letterkenny District Court. The case against a Portuguese woman allegedly caught drink-driving in Letterkenny in 2014 was struck out after a blood certificate was not fully completed by a member of Nowdoc.In turn, investigating Gardai had not checked the form.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said the paperwork relating to his client had not been completed and so was not properly processed.“The form wasn’t completed by the doctor, some of it was left blank and it wasn’t overlooked before it was signed,” he said.Expressing his dissatisfaction, Judge Paul Kelly told Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan that doctors were being paid by the State to carry out the service and they should complete their task in full.He suggested high-ranking Gardai should “have a chat” with doctors and Gardai to help improve the situation.“There are a high proportion of cases like this one. I think the Superintendent needs to have a chat with doctors and Gardai,” he said.Drink-driving cases being struck out because doctors not filling in paperwork properly was last modified: February 24th, 2017 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:doctorsdonegaldrink drivingJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

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West Ham United close to beating Everton to signing of Toulouse star Issa Diop

first_img Winston Reid has struggled for game time due to his injury record 2 The 21-year-old vies for possession with Kylian Mbappe 2 West Ham United have beaten Premier League rivals Everton to the signing of Toulouse defender Issa Diop, according to reports.The 21-year-old is expected to become Manuel Pellegrini’s first major signing at the London Stadium in a deal worth £22 million. According to French publication L’Equipe, the Hammers will sign the central defender on a five-year deal at some point next week, with Diop expected in London to seal the deal.New director of football Mario Husillos has made strengthening the backline his main priority in east London.Allowing James Collins to leave has meant there are just three recognised centre-halves at the club.Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna featured heavily under David Moyes towards the end of the season, while Aaron Cresswell also deputised in a back three. The Hammers conceded 68 goals in the Premier League last year and can no longer rely on Vice-captain Winston Reid due to his injury problems.Diop has represented France at every level from Under-16s to U21s and made 40 appearances in all competitions for Toulouse last season.last_img read more

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Adventurers set to dive into Donegal following tourism expo

first_imgDonegal were well represented as more than 16,000 diving and outdoor adventure enthusiasts flocked to DIVE 2016 in the NEC, Birmingham in October to plan their holidays for 2017.Famous adventurer Monty Halls, who was at the event, was given a special insight into the outdoor adventure opportunities in Donegal. He has expressed a keen interest in experiencing the Wild Atlantic Way and exploring the county. Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd took a promotional stand at DIVE 2016 on 22nd and 23rd October 2016 representing County Donegal and the EU funded marine tourism project WILDSEA Europe amongst 250+ exhibitors. The event was a great success with a huge interest from visitors in wreck diving and nature tourism along our coastline with many visitors looking for new and unique diving experiences in places that offered much more than just diving, but providing a range of experiences to suit all the family. For this reason, Donegal really has it all.Providing expertise on the subject of diving, Jim Muldowney of Dive Arranmore Charters also attended the event at the Donegal stand and was on hand to tell visitors all about Donegal’s amazing coastal heritage, our world class wreck diving and the beauty of our ocean floor in terms of marine life and marine eco-systems and about sea safari trips along the coast. Jim is a member of the WILDSEA Europe network promoting sustainable coastal tourism and ocean literacy. Experience providers can find out more about joining the network on www.wildsea.eu  DIVE 2016 was a wonderful platform to promote diving in Donegal, WILDSEA Europe and other marine tourism activities to a targeted audience in both the UK and international markets. DIVE 2016 gave visitors the chance to network with people from around the world; browse or buy diving equipment, training courses and diving or other marine tourism themed holidays; and gain inspiration from seeing what other divers have been getting up to. People were looking for new ideas and Donegal proved to be of great interest to those wanting a new experience.Joy Harron from Donegal Tourism LtdDIVE 2016 was a must for targeting divers but the show also provided an excellent opportunity for representatives to meet large numbers of young, active and affluent people who want to experience the great outdoors and to which we showcased that the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and the WILDSEA Europe route are both world class marine and coastal wildlife watching experience destinations.Joy Harron from Donegal Tourism Ltd also had the opportunity to meet famous adventurer Monty Halls and discuss all that Donegal has to offer in terms of our fantastic outdoor adventure opportunities. Monty Halls is a broadcaster, speaker, naturalist, former Royal Marine, marine biologist, travel writer and leadership specialist. Joy Harron from Donegal Tourism Ltd. with famous adventurer Monty HallsHis experience covers over two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth, presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries, and working with blue chip companies both in the UK and overseas. Monty was also very interested in the WILDSEA Europe project and said that he would love to visit Donegal in the future to get a firsthand experience of our Wild Atlantic Way, which he would love to explore.Adventurers set to dive into Donegal following tourism expo was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 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)last_img read more

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