Ayo gets key pieces as Cansino stays, NCAA Jrs stars join UST

first_img‘Home is where the heart is’ as SJ Belangel commits to Ateneo The do-it-all swingman averaged a league-best 24.6 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals in his senior year for the Tiger Cubs, leading UST High School to the stepladder semifinals before falling to the NU Bullpups.Cansino has been unwavering in his commitment to UST, shunning offers from other schools. “Got loyalty inside my DNA,” he said in a tweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Got loyalty inside my DNA. 🤷🏼‍♂️🐆 pic.twitter.com/Ra2MRDDiZB— Cj Cansino (@cjcansino1) March 2, 2018 But Cansino was not the lone haul Ayo got from the high school ranks.In a report of The Varsitarian, also joining the Growling Tigers next season are Mike Enriquez from Malayan High School, Joshua Marcos from La Salle Greenhills, and Toby Agustin and Kobe Caballero from JRU.Enriquez was the NCAA Season 91 Juniors MVP and helped the Red Robins contend during his stay where they won the NCAA Season 92 juniors championship. His last two years in the high school ranks, however, was plagued with injuries as he saw Mapua lose to La Salle Greenhills this past season.Cub ➡️ Tiger pic.twitter.com/dl3UC0N0kBADVERTISEMENT — Aldin (@AyoAV_official) March 5, 2018Marcos, meanwhile, was a pivotal part of the Greenies’ historic title run this past NCAA Season 93, where he averaged 10.7 points.On the other hand, Agustin, who averaged 16.3 markers and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year, and Caballero, who netted 14.3 points and 4.4 assists, were key cogs of the Light Bombers’ campaign this past season in a highly-competitive NCAA tournament.The quintet’s arrival will be a big boost for UST’s campaign, which went 1-13 last season under coach Boy Sablan.Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and the returning Renzo Subido will provide the leadership for the Growling Tigers’ guards this upcoming UAAP Season 81. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardcenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Looking to replicate his fast-paced system implemented in Letran and La Salle, University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has already started putting together the key pieces for his new-look Growling Tigers.Ayo secured the services of CJ Cansino as the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player decided to remain in España.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Minster Konneh Liable for US$1.6m Damages

first_imgHaving dismissed and accused his Audit Director for Large Tax Payers, Eric Nagbe, of receiving a US$30,000 bribe to reduce three companies’ taxes, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh was on Friday found guilty and ordered to pay US$1.65m in damages for libel.Giving the court ruling, Judge Johannes Zlahn, who served as both judge and jury at the trial, declared that “the oral and documentary evidences produced clearly established that Minister Konneh’s action inflicted serious damages and defamed Nagbe’s reputation.”Judge Zlahn further declared that “Minster Konneh maliciously carried out his action because he wanted to give his kinsman, one Mohammed Dukuly, the position previously occupied by Nagbe.”Initially, Nagbe’s lawyers were seeking the court intervention to hold Minister Konneh liable in the amount of US$7.5m.They were requesting for US$5m as general damages, US$500K punitive damage, US$1m consequential damages, and US$1m in compensatory damages he caused to their client’s character and reputation.In their counter argument, Konneh’s lawyers admitted dismissing and publicly accusing Nagbe of receiving a US$30,000 bribe from companies to compromise their taxes, arguing that their client’s action did not cause Nagbe to suffer any injury.Throughout the trial, Minister Konneh did not appear in court to take the witness stand and denied his involvement in the matter.He did not honor any of the communications inviting him to the court up to the time of the ruling.Immediately following Judge Zlahn’s ruling, one of Nagbe’s lawyers, Atty. Arthur Johnson, speaking with journalists, hailed the decision of the court, describing it as a “deterrent.”“I’m surprised that Judge Zlahn could muster such courage to come down with this ruling against a senior minister like Konneh,” Atty. Johnson said, adding, “This is a clear demonstration that we have brave and honest men and women in the justice system. We want to make this call that public officials should now understand that their staffs are not their personal property. They need to treat them with respect as human beings.”The case emerged in 2012, when lawyers representing Eric Nagbe filed an “action of damages” for libel stating among others things that Minister Konneh at a press conference publicly accused their client and two other members of his staff of receiving US$30,000 to reduce three companies’ taxes owed the government.They further alleged that Minister Konneh did not stop there; instead, he forwarded Nagbe to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) for prosecution.The LACC investigation cleared Nagbe of the allegation.Before turning Nagbe over to the LACC, the lawyers said, Minister Konneh sent him to then MOF Internal Affairs Division (IAD), a board set up by Konneh for such investigations and the board exonerated Nagbe from the allegation.Both the LACC and the IAD recommended that Minister Konneh reinstate Nagbe to his position, which Konneh failed to do up to the present.In addition, Minister Konneh allegedly instructed the United States Embassy in Monrovia to deny Nagbe a visa to travel to the U.S.However, prior to that request, argued the lawyer, Nagbe had already received his visa from the U. S. Embassy to spend his vacation in that country.The lawyer said the Embassy allegedly revoked the visa without informing Nagbe.“After our client arrived at the airport in the USA on Air France, he was denied entry and deported to Liberia on the grounds that he was undergoing criminal investigation.”Besides, he was allegedly arrested in France and detained for over four hours before being allowed to return to Liberia, Nagbe’s lawyer divulged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘We Must Learn From How Other African Nations Protect Their Entrepreneurs’

first_imgCalling on the government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) to implement the Liberianization policy, Mrs. Eyvonne Harding-Bright, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sharks Entertainment Incorporated, suggests that learning from how other African nations protect their entrepreneurs could help nurture the proper development of Liberian SMEs.The policy reserves 16 businesses exclusively for Liberians, including supply of sand, block making, peddling, travel agencies, retail sale of rice and cement, tire repair shops, shop repair shops operation of gas stations video clubs and operations of taxi.Others are retail sale of timber and planks, ice making and sale of ice, importation or sale of second-hand or used clothing, distribution in Liberia of locally manufactured products, auto repair shops with investment of less than US$50,000 and importation and sale of used cars (except authorized dealerships which may deal in certified used vehicles of their make.)Speaking yesterday at the opening of a 3-day 2016 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) conference, organized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, held at the Monrovia City Hall, Mrs. Bright-Harding said manyLiberian entrepreneurs are faced with numerous challenges, including capacity building, access to finance and access to markets, which the government needs to respond to.The MSME conference featured hundreds of Liberian entrepreneurs showcasing their various locally-made products, overflowing from the large ballroom of the Monrovia City Hall to the Salvation Army School premises across the street. Products included Kernel Fresh (skin lotion made from palm kernel oil), rubberwood furniture, textiles, arts and crafts, security uniforms, IT services, juices, ice cream, vegetables and other agro produce, cleaning services, and other handicrafts. The entrepreneurs came from all across the country to showcase their goods at this year’s MSME conference. On behalf of all Liberian businesses, she said, “I am appealing to the authorities to observe and implement the laws, and MOCI must do due diligence at all levels. A clerk at MOCI must not be allowed to sign any Import Permit Documents (IPDs) related to these businesses listed above.”She said the MOCI needs to protect the 16 businesses reserved for Liberians and continue to provide incentives and other opportunities to Liberian businesses.“We need to look at how other African nations protect their entrepreneurs, and learn from them. The MOCI needs to remove roadblocks and barriers that prevent Liberian entrepreneurs from achieving their full potential. Many of the vendors put in a lot of tears and sweat to get where they are today. The MOCI can make it so much easier and is trying in some ways,” she said.She reminded participants and government officials that this is not a fight for today or for just one enterprise, but a fight that ensures a better tomorrow for future generations of Liberians. “We encourage our children to get educated and compete with the rest of the world. Despite all our efforts with our children, there must be a Liberia for them to develop, because it is the only place we can call our own,” Mrs. Bright-Harding said.She said Liberians are extremely grateful for the role of the foreign investors in helping to rebuild Liberia, which is still recovering from 14 years of unrest civil crisis. “As a Liberian businesswoman, I value the impact and contributions of our foreign investors. We are allies in developingLiberia. Liberians want healthy competition, however, when there are laws on the books, those laws must be respected.”Women Run 34% of SMEsSpeaking earlier, Commerce Minister Axel M. Addy said in order to promote women entrepreneurship and create more women-owned businesses. He expressed his delight about this year’s theme “Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Economic Empowerment,” which focuses in particular on the role women play in the economy.“The vital role that women play in driving our economy cannot be overstated. In Liberia, women already manage a significant share of our registered SMEs which is 34% and are dynamic entrepreneurs,” he said.He said 69% of Liberian women are more likely than men to start their own businesses which underline the importance of enabling women to unlock their entrepreneurial potential.This year’s conference was witnessed by VP Boakai, Central Bank of Liberia Governor Milton Weeks, Gender Minister Duncan-Cassell, Education Minister George Werner, Deputy Foreign Minister Elias Shoniyin, United States Ambassador Christine Elder and representatives of local and international partners, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mabaruma man gets 12 years for killing man over payment

first_imgThirty-four-year-old Paul Michael Khan was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by High Court Judge, Justice Brassington Reynolds, for unlawfully killing Chris Allicock on October 6, 2013 at Mabaruma, North West District in a dispute over money.Paul Michael KhanKhan was indicted for manslaughter and had appeared in court earlier this year but proceedings were stalled due to the State having requested that a medical evaluation be performed on him.During Tuesday’s court appearance, Khan had some difficulty contemplating whether or not to plead guilty or not guilty.However after some back and forth, Khan told the Judge that he did kill Allicock. State Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial told the court that Khan and the deceased were involved in a scuffle and Allicock was walking away when Khan picked up a brick and threw it at his head. He subsequently fell to the ground and died.On that fateful day, Khan had related to his foster father what he had done and he took him to the Mabaruma Police Station. The offender later confessed to his crime to investigators. According to the post-mortem report, Allicock died from a ruptured spleen as a result of blunt trauma.In handing down the sentence, the Judge considered that the killer spent five years on remand awaiting trial, showed genuine remorse, suffered from an absence of parental guidance, and has special needs. Khan was represented by State-assigned Attorney Clyde Forde.last_img read more

All-Stars stir the Vegas scene

first_imgMaloof has had a big hand in it. He said he and his brother, Joe, were talking about the idea of a neutral site All-Star game and pitched the thought of it being in their city to commissioner David Stern, who told them to bring it to Mayor Oscar Goodman on one condition: No betting on the game in the sports books. Being an exhibition that doesn’t get heavy action anyway, that was no problem. “If you bet the NBA All-Star game, you might as well get a life,” Gavin Maloof said. Besides, after all those parties – Maloof said his casino will host about a dozen, featuring everyone from Shaquille O’Neal to Dwyane Wade to Diddy – who can predict which players will have energy left to play well Sunday night? “There ain’t going to be no sleep, I’ll tell you that,” Wade said. “There’s going to be a lot going on.” The timing of this experiment couldn’t be better. After an occasionally rocky first half that featured headaches from the ball to the brawl, the NBA could use a few days away to blow off some steam. Photos NBA All Star LAS VEGAS – Even a city that spares no expense for a good time has never seen anything like this. The NBA All-Star game on Sunday may be meaningless and after three nights of parties, might be sloppy. But try telling that to people paying top dollar for a chance to see it. Is there a better place for that than Sin City? “I got married in Vegas a couple of summers ago and it was pretty crazy, so I can only imagine what it is going to be like with all the celebrities and an event this big,” said Washington’s Caron Butler, a first-time All-Star. Goodman called the combination of NBA stars and his city’s entertainers “a perfect honeymoon.” The players were to share the Sunday night stage with Las Vegas entertainment fixtures Wayne Newton, Danny Gans and performers from Cirque du Soleil, all scheduled to perform that night. Last year, Goodman said the festivities would rival “the heyday of a Tyson fight.” Given a year to reconsider, the mayor has amended his prediction. “As far as the expectations for this weekend, it outdoes any championship fight that I’ve experienced here,” he said. “And I’ve lived here since 1964 and I’ve seen the Alis and the Listons and the Foremans and the Fosters and the Tysons. “The buzz here is extraordinary. The parties that are being arranged at this point in time are extraordinary. It’s just going to be a weekend and a couple of days of nonstop excitement and electricity and neon and glitz and glamour, and it’s going to be everything that Las Vegas is all about.” The predictions for the weekend are staggering. Besides the prices for a ticket at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas officials estimate there will be 25,000 visitors who will generate more than $26 million in non-gaming economic impact, as the NBA shares the holiday weekend crowd with a fashion industry convention and the Chinese New Year. “There aren’t many cities where the All-Star weekend would be a relatively small event in terms of the number of people involved, but Las Vegas is such a city,” Stern said. “That said, I understand that in terms of the demand for tickets and the like, it’s been the biggest event in their history.” So how is anyone supposed to get any rest during this All-Star “break?” “Ah, you don’t,” LeBron James said. “Let’s see, Tuesday I can sleep all day in Toronto and be ready for Wednesday. I’m not going to get any sleep (in Vegas).” Green, Kapono win Boston’s Gerald Green capped All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the dunk contest, and Miami’s Jason Kapono fell just short of an event record while winning the 3-Point Shootout. Green, the Celtics’ 20-year-old swingman, performed his two most memorable dunks in the first round before that final leap over a table bearing the All-Star game logo for a windmill jam. He first made an electrifying two-handed slam on an alley-oop pass off the side of the backboard from teammate Paul Pierce in the first round. Green then jumped over fellow finalist Nate Robinson while wearing the No. 7 Celtics jersey of 1991 dunk champion Dee Brown – and shielding his eyes in the crook of his elbow in an homage to Brown’s memorable no-look dunk. Green easily won over the five-man judges’ panel of Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter – particularly when Robinson, the diminutive 2006 champion, missed nine straight times on his final dunk before finally landing a one-handed spin move. Green and Robinson eliminated Orlando’s Dwight Howard and Chicago’s Tyrus Thomas in the first round, even though the 6-foot-11 Howard came up with the most original move. Earlier, Artesia High graduate Kapono beat stars Gilbert Arenas and Dirk Nowitzki with a final-round 24 – just one shy of the event record. Kapono, the fourth-year pro who finally blossomed with the Heat this season, tied Mark Price’s final-round record and fell just one point shy of Craig Hodges’ overall mark with an impressive performance leading off the last round. “It’s something that I dreamed of as a kid,” Kapono said. “You watch Larry Bird and all those guys shoot, and obviously I learned early on that I wasn’t ever going to be in on the slam dunk part.” Kapono leads the NBA this season with 56 percent shooting on 3-pointers while averaging 11.1 points per game. He has finally found an NBA role as an outside shooting specialist after playing for three teams in his first three seasons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “This is the biggest event that ever hit Las Vegas,” said Gavin Maloof, whose family owns the Sacramento Kings and the Palms, where the players are staying. “No question about it, bigger than any fight. Let me tell you why. The tickets, they’re brokering the tickets 10 rows up, five rows up for $27,000 a ticket. “There’s never been an event that I know of in the history of the world that goes for $27,000. I don’t care if it’s World Cup, I don’t care if it’s the Stones, Super Bowl. There’s never been an event that a broker has charged that kind of an amount for any ticket, not that I know of. It’s just incredible.” last_img read more

Inquisitive deputies to be knocking at the door

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER — Sheriff’s deputies engaged in an aggressive Antelope Valley crime-fighting effort will shift tactics today. Deputies who typically patrol streets will instead knock on doors. Their primary crime-fighting tools will be pens and notepads, not batons and pepper spray. Their main objective will be to build relationships, not make arrests. That’s according to a leading area law enforcement official, who said sheriff’s deputies will hit the streets of central Lancaster today in a survey that aims to engage the public and gain information that could be useful in fighting crime. The survey — a component of the Antelope Valley Crime-Fighting Initiative — will closely mirror an April 14 query conducted in central Palmdale, said Lt. Bobby Denham, who’s been assigned to coordinate the crime-suppression effort. According to Denham, today’s task is among the most significant components of the crime-fighting program. “Probably the most important thing is that we develop a relationship with the community, that deputies and residents talk about what’s going on in their neighborhoods,” Denham said. The AVCFI — established March 20 on orders from Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca — has flooded the streets with out-of-town Community Oriented Police (COP) and High Impact Team (HIT) deputies in an ongoing crime- and gang-suppression effort. The AVCFI already has produced more than 300 arrests. Those detained include several active criminal gang leaders, Denham said. Although sheriff’s deputies have previously conducted crime-prevention-oriented surveys, using out-of-town COP and HIT deputies for such purposes is unprecedented in the Antelope Valley, Denham said. Denham said deputies will begin knocking on doors in a 10-square-block area north of Avenue I and West of 10th Street West about 9 a.m. He said they aim to visit approximately 500 apartments and homes this morning. Additionally, deputies will establish an open-to-the-public command post on the corner of Avenue H-8 and 10th Street West at 10 a.m. Spanish-speaking translators will be available to the surveying deputies, and at the command post. Denham said law enforcement officials are aware that drugs, gangs and violent street crimes top the list of public concerns, but said the survey provides a useful way to engage the public it is counting on to generate useful information. He said information to the public on how to form Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch groups will be available at the command post. “These are people that live in these neighborhoods, and oftentimes they can provide insights into gang activity, where and when it’s occurring,” Denham said. “Sometimes that information allows us to fill the gaps so that we can be more effective fighting crime.” — Gideon Rubin (661) 267-7802gideon.rubin@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Cappry Rovers continue excellent run of form with win over Bonagee

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers 3-0 Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers secured the points when they overcame Bonagee United by virtue of the 3-0 score line at a wet and windy Cappry Park.Cappry took the game to the visitors from the start when at the 7th minute they hit the post from a free kick. Cappry made the break through in the 10th minute when Calvin Bradley scored with a shot from twenty yards. Bonagee upped their game in search of the equaliser but couldn’t find a way through a strong Cappry defence. Cappry created a few more chances but couldn’t  score. Cappry upped their game in the second half in search of the second goal and it arrived in the 58th minute following a corner, the ball fell to NP McDaid  at the back post and he scored from close range. Patrick McNulty sealed the points for Cappry in the 71st minute when he won the ball and blasted to the top of the net passed the advancing keeper. Cappry could have scored again but the Bonagee keeper made a good save. Best for Cappry NP McDaid and Patrick McNulty. Graham Cullen was best for Bonagee. Referee Liam McLaughlin.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESThe visitors to Cappry Park got off to a strong start putting pressure on the home team but it didn’t take long for Cappry to turn things around with a few missed goal opportunities from Colm Melaugh and NP McDaid. St. Catherine’s had opportunities too but could not find the back of the net, along with a denied penalty shout when one of the Killybeg’s wingers going down in a challenge outside the box. Cappry had the majority of possession in the first half but were just unable to capitalise from their efforts leaving the game scoreless at half-time.St. Catherine’s came out battling in the 2nd half putting the Cappry defence under pressure but were denied by a couple of fine saves from Paddy Friel in goals. The game play went end to end with both teams trying to break the deadlock when a fine strike from midfielder Shane Laverty in the 68th minute but the home team ahead. 3 minutes later, Cappry added to their toll when Shane O’Donnell headed in the 2nd goal. It didn’t stop there when the St. Catherine’s keeper stopped a shot from Colm Melaugh that came back out to Conor Laverty who buried it in the back of the net from outside the box making it 3-0 to the home side. St. Catherine’s didn’t give up the fight as they kept the pressure on to break though the Cappry defence but fine performances from Conor Scanlon and Darren Bonner held the defence intact. Things got worse for the visitors when a ball played to Kyle O’Meara on the left wing lead to him pushing up and swinging a superb cross into the box for Gerard Melaugh to finish in style scoring Cappry’s 4th goal on the 84th minute and thus seeing out the game. A strong finish for Cappry with performances all round.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sCappry Rovers travelled to Letterkenny to play Ballyraine Utd on Saturday and came back home with the 3 points. Joel Bradley Walsh scored for Cappry with the only goal of the game.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sOur U12’s were back in league action on Saturday when they travelled to Lagan Harps and continued their good run with a 2-1 victory. Mark Mbuli and Daniel Marley scoring the Cappry goals.CAPPRY COLTS U12’sThe Colts also continued their good run when the ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners over Fintown Harps Colts. Niall Ryan scored 4 goals with Eoin McGonagle and Odhran Quigley Doherty getting a goal a piece. This was an excellent performance for the lads and it shows that the hard work is paying off.CAPPRY ROVERS U8’sCappry travelled to Convoy on Friday evening last to take part in a football blitz which was hosted by Convoy Arsenal. Cappry took 25 children and they all got loads of football. Thanks to Convoy for hosting the blitz.CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581. Cappry Rovers continue excellent run of form with win over Bonagee was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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:BONAGEE UNITEDCappry RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more

Former Arsenal star Bendtner will serve prison sentence after appeal is dropped

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner will serve a 50-day jail sentence after dropping his appeal against an assault conviction.Bendtner was found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver in Copenhagen in September after CCTV footage emerged of him beating and kicking his victim. RANKED Bendtner after a hearing at Copenhagen City Council Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Bendtner will serve 50 days in prison REVEALED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The Dane was sentenced at the beginning of November and his subsequent appeal has now been scrapped.It is understood the incident occurred after Bendtner refused to pay a £4.80 fare. He has since been ordered to pay the cab driver more than £1,000 in compensation.The former Arsenal man admitted to hitting the driver in the face but insisted it was because he felt threatened when a bottle was thrown at him and his girlfriend as they left the cab.The taxi driver, who suffered a broken jaw, was acquitted of violence but fined £350 for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seatbelt. 2 “I have never been a fighter but I protect those I love on and off the pitch.”The State Prosecutor of Copenhagen wrote on Twitter that it had also abandoned an intended counter-appeal.It said there were no longer “sufficient grounds for maintaining” it after Bendtner’s move, adding “the verdict is therefore final”.Bendtner is expected to serve the sentence at home, under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag. ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Speaking after the incident, Bendtner said: “I was involved in an extremely unfortunate episode.“I could not imagine it would develop as it did, and of course I’m extremely sad that the outcome became as unfortunate as it did.“To Rosenborg fans and audiences, I regret that this has happened. I’m sorry with all my heart that we are standing here today.“To my dear teammates, I regret that this will steal focus in an important time. I thank you for your understanding. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Latest Football Newslast_img read more


first_imgNORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015: This year we welcome all our Visitors and Exhibitors to the sixth annual Northwest Garden Show, if you have been before or visiting for the first time we have something for everyone. New for this year is our new Garden “The Beer Garden” (with no beer) here we have teamed up with GB Landscapes Castlederg to design a garden that could so easily be your back garden, described as “A haven to relax and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature” full of colourful planted areas, seating, decking, and paved walkways and using the beautiful Donegal stone walls of the Whitehouse Garden.Sheep to Chic is new for 2015; here you can experience the skill and crafts of some of Ireland’s top Sheep shearers, wool-spinners and woolcrafters. All our exhibiting garden centres will be on hand to give advice and tips on how to make the most your outdoor space, no space too small or too large for our experts.Flower demonstrating is an art of its own so this year we have a treat for all flower lovers as you can watch Geraldine Gibbons create a fantastic garden with her live flower arranging demonstrations on Saturday, (this is not to be missed).Then on Sunday you will be treated to another masterclass of live flower arranging with the renowned John Paul, Florist/millinery DerryCooking and healthy living from our own gardens is what our LIVE COOKING THEATRE is about with RTE’s Brian Mc Dermot the no salt chef demonstrating how to cook healthy tasty food from our own gardens with no salt. This year Brian is joined by a host of TV and local chef’s.Recycling from garbage our Trash “N” Fashion theme sees the fantastic creations of wearable fashion garments made from waste materials by TY students from around the country go head to head on our fashion cat walk.New for 2015 is our Golf Simulator, test yourself on the world’s best golf courses, longest drive and nearest the pin competitions all weekend you might even bump into the “main man Michael” as Donegal captain Michael Murphy will join us on Saturday.We don’t forget the kids as we have the biggest bouncing castle in Ireland for them to enjoy or maybe just getting their face painted as mum and dad go and plan their garden, get their flowers, dinner, outfit or have a game of golf knowing the little gardeners are safe and sound in our fun zone.Entry €8 for adults, OAP and Students €5, kids go free. REMEMBER PARKING IS FREE AS IS OUR SHUTTLE BUSES AND MOBILITY SCOOTERSSo come along and have a great weekend with us at the Northwest Garden ShowNORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015 PROMISES TO BE THE BEST EVER! was last modified: May 22nd, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more