OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, of her father’s companionship.“Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,” the lawsuit said. “Yet, defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU DAY6 is for everybody “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” attorney Jose Baez said.Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed,” he said. “But you don’t know.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military , football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. A recent study found signs of the disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected. MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “If we have to be groundbreakers in this area, it’s something we’re prepared to do,” he said.Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.“It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that ruling is itself being appealed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 View comments In this file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. APBOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
Laing Avenue shootingOne of the men who were arrested and charged with the killing of 32-year-old Orin David at his Laing Avenue home was on Monday arraigned.Samuel McIntyre, a taxi driver, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with the capital offence of murder.The charge stated that on August 1, 2016 at Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, McIntyre fatally shot David. The murder accused was remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 8, 2016.The dead man, Orin DavidThe murder accused, Samuel McIntyreDavid was gunned down at his home late last week following an argument with two other men. The argument was allegedly over money – $100,000, which was owed to him by the two men.Reports are the argument escalated, after which the two men allegedly left but later returned armed with guns.They allegedly called out to the deceased telling him that they just wanted to talk, but upon approaching them, he was struck in the face.David tried to retaliate, but was shot twice – once in his leg and once in the chest by the men.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police have since launched a manhunt for the two men, who, according to reports are both well-known to law enforcement.
An East Bank Essequibo (EBE) man was on Saturday struck by a car while crossing the Organestein Public Road, EBE. The accident occurred sometime around 05:30h.Dead is Courtney Ashby, a labourer of Lot 2133 Z Tuschen New Scheme, EBE.According to Police reports, motorcar PRR 5883, driven by a 24-year-old residence of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was heading in the direction of Parika, EBE, when the 40-year-old man, who was standing on the southern side of the public road, allegedly ran across and into the path of the vehicle.The man was struck down and was subsequently picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.His body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and his breath alcohol level was found to be below the legal limit. Nevertheless, he remains in custody and is assisting with the investigation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature passed a resolution Thursday that expresses “profound regret” for the state’s role in slavery and apologizes for slavery’s wrongs and lingering effects on the United States. When Gov. Bob Riley signs the bill, which spokesman Jeff Emerson said he will do as soon as he receives it, Alabama will become the fourth state to formally apologize for slavery in recent months, after Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. In the Senate, the resolution vote split along party lines, with 20 Democrats in support and eight Republicans in opposition. The House took a voice vote, which provided no record of how anyone voted. Sen. Hank Sanders, a Selma Democrat who guided the resolution through the Senate, said the vote “sends a message that Alabama is finally standing on its history rather than having its history weigh it down.” The resolution, a combination of earlier House and Senate legislation, expresses the Legislature’s “profound regret for the State of Alabama’s role in slavery and that we apologize for the wrongs inflicted by slavery and its after effects in the United States of America.” Sanders said the resolution made it clear that it can’t be used as the basis for litigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline, an estimated $.75 billion in capital cost, requires the construction and operation of up to two 860-kilometre natural gas pipelines from approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John to a new LNG terminal being proposed at Ridley Island near Prince Rupert.“Construction would generate 13,400 person-years of direct employment in B.C. During the 50 years of operations, 120 full-time jobs would be created,” the ministry says of this project.The Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility, an estimated $11.4 billion in capital cost, entails an LNG export facility located on Lelu Island and adjacent water lots in the Port of Prince Rupert.This project is said to generate 8,000 person-years of direct employment, and during the 30 years of operation, create 650 full-time jobs.Advertisement The certificates were issued by Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman.The province says these certificates are subject different conditions and restrictions, all of which are legally bindingThey’re also subject to “various federal, provincial and local government permits to proceed.”- Advertisement -“The Environmental Assessment Office will co-ordinate compliance management efforts with other government agencies to ensure that the office is satisfied that certificate conditions are met,” the Ministry of Environment said in a written statement.The majority of provincial permits are said to be provided through the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission – the primary operational regulator of oil and gas activities in B.C.“To prevent or minimize adverse effects from the projects, each company proposed a number of significant route or design changes during the environmental assessment, based on feedback received during the process,” the ministry goes on to write.Advertisement The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline, a $5 billion capital cost project, involves a 900-kilometre natural gas pipeline from near the District of Hudson’s Hope to the Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility.The ministry says this will generate 8,250 person-years of direct employment in B.C. an 23 full-time jobs during its 40 years of operation.“British Columbia’s environmental assessment process involves a rigorous, thorough review that provides for significant opportunities for Aboriginal groups, government agencies and the public to provide input on the potential for environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects from a proposed project,” the ministry concludes.
Jordan Henderson’s second half strike earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over West Brom and eased the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers.The Reds had only managed one point in their previous three Premier League games but a brighter performance at Anfield saw them grab a vital victory and move them up to sixth.The visitors opened brightly on Merseyside and had a number of decent opportunities but it was Liverpool who claimed the opener just one minute before the break.Adam Lallana got on the end of Henderson’s flicked pass, completing a neat one-two on the left-side of the box, and the former Southampton star fired beyond Ben Foster into the far corner.Nine minutes into the second half, though, West Brom were controversially given a penalty after Saido Berahino appeared to be brought down just outside the area by Dejan Lovren and the English youngster dusted himself off to net from the spot.However, It didn’t take long for Liverpool to retake the lead, as Raheem Sterling squared for Henderson, who found the bottom corner of Foster’s goal with a low strike, and his effort was enough to seal the points.Alan Pardew was handed a slight reprieve as Newcastle manager as his men drew 2-2 with high-flying Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.It took just 17 minutes for the hosts to take the lead as a cute one-two with Gylfi Sigurdsson put Wilfried Bony through on goal and he slipped the ball inside Tim Krul’s near post.Papiss Cisse converted from Gabriel Obertan’s cross to give the under-fire manager some brief respite but, after the break, Wayne Routledge ran onto Sigurdsson’s pass to chip home.Cisse, though, is a man on form and scored with 15 minutes remaining to give the Magpies a share of the spoils in Wales.The Premier League’s other north east side, Sunderland, fired themselves up the table and above Stoke City as they dispatched the Potters 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.Will Buckley’s clipped cross was headed home by Connor Wickham to hand the hosts the lead but Charlie Adam equalised 11 minutes later with a left-foot snapshot inside the area.The Black Cats have shown plenty over resilience over the last year and it was apparent once again as Steven Fletcher headed past Asmir Begovic from Jordi Gomez’s cross to put the hosts back in front.And Fletcher wrapped up the points for Gus Poyet’s men when he passed Wickham’s cross into the back of the net from close-range.Burnley avoided another Premier League defeat as Ross Wallace’s last gasp free-kick gave them a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.An eight minute first half frenzy saw the Foxes take the lead thanks to a Jeffrey Schlupp strike before Michael Kightly stabbed home a leveller for Sean Dyche’s side.Riyad Mahrez, who assisted Schlupp, helped the hosts in front again by heading in at the back post from Jamie Vardy’s deflected cross.But the Foxes failed to extend their lead and, deep into injury time, Wallace curled a free-kick past Kasper Schmeichel to earn his side a point.Meanwhile, Hull City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the KC Stadium.Mohamed Diame has been an inspired signing by Steve Bruce and his header, from Andrew Robertson’s cross, saw them go a goal to the good and Nikica Jelavic’s late strike put a gloss on the scoreline and ensured all three points were safely in the bag. Jordan Henderson 1
The mother of tragic Erin and Shannon Gallagher has said the death of English girl Hannah Smith has forced her to relive the deaths of her two girls.Lorraine Gallagher – all her sadness has been brought back.Hannah Smith took her own life last Friday after being bullied online on the website Ask.fm.This is the same website on which Ballybofey schoolgirl Erin Gallagher was bullied on before her death last November. Her sister Shannon took her own life just a little more than a month later because she said she could not live without her younger sister.Now the girls’ mum has revealed how she has been put through torment again after learning that yet another teenager has died s a result of online bullying.Lorraine Gallagher said Hannah Smith’s death is almost a mirror-image of her daughter Erin’s death.Ms Gallagher revealed how she first learned of Hannah’s death when she noticed picture’s of her late daughters Shannon and Erin on her television screen yesterday (TUES) morning. “I was sure exactly what was going on and I just saw pictures of Erin and Shannon on the television screen.“I then realised that another young girl had taken her own life and it was as a direct result of being bullied through Ask.fm. I couldn’t breath for a while as I tried to take it all in.“Hannah’s death was almost a copycat of what happened to my Erin. She was bullied online and nobody listened. She asked the bullies to stop but they wouldn’t.“They just kept hurting her and then hiding behind this secret curtain on Ask.fm,” she said.Lorraine said she was again begging the Irish Government and Governments around the world to ban the Ask.fm site which has 50 million users. “How many deaths will it take before the authorities realise that Ask.fm is harming our teenagers?“I am asking the Irish Government to take a stand on this and lead the way and ban Ask.fm in Ireland. Sure they have the power to do that.“If people were telling children where to get drugs or alcohol, we would be quick enough to close it down.“But it doesn’t seem to matter that children are allowed to be bullied online by anonymous people. It has to stop,” she said. SUICIDE OF ENGLISH SCHOOLGIRL HAS FORCED ME TO RELIVE ERIN AND SHANNON’S DEATHS was last modified: August 7th, 2013 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:ask.fmbullyingErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagher
A delighted but exhausted Paul Ferry after he completed the marathon in Berlin yesterday afternoon.Sean Kennedy after the Berlin Marathon.ATHLETICS: TWO DONEGAL electricians have ran ‘electric’ times at the Berlin Marathon.Well-known Social Media contributor Paul Ferry ran a tremendous race and completed the marathon in a superb time of 3.23.25. Looks like Paul and Sean got them cold ones. 🙂His colleague and good friend Sean Kennedy also performed superbly and completed the marathon in an excellent time.Both had meticulously planned their training and preparation in order to peak in time for the marathon – and yesterday’s effort is reward for months of hard work and sacrifice.Ferry had suffered a number of injuries whilst training for the marathon and a recurrence of a chronic back problem which had forced him to quit football returned.However, he shook off those niggles and complaints and was delighted to be able to complete the marathon in such a great time. Ferry told Donegal Daily, “I’m just delighted to have been able to complete the damn thing”, quipped an elated Ferry!“I had a number of injuries in the run-up to the event, and to be honest I had considered throwing in the towel.“But anyone that knows me, knows I’m no quitter!“So I just got on with it, and to do it in that time is just great, I’m delighted.“I’m looking forward to a few cold ones now and the thought of being able to eat what I want! 🙂 JOY FOR DONEGAL MEN AS THEY RUN ‘ELECTRIC’ TIME IN BERLIN MARATHON was last modified: September 28th, 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:newsSport
The Donegal Road Safety Working Group has agreed to examine the alarming increase in the prevalence of oil spills on many of the county’s roads.Sinn Féin Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh has today welcomed confirmation from Donegal County Council that it will examine the matter.The decision comes following a request made by Cllr Ó Fearraigh last month calling for heightened cross-party and interagency co-operation between the various bodies responsible for road safety. Welcoming the news, Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “I very much welcome this confirmation which I’ve received from Donegal County Council this week confirming that the issue of oil spills on our roads and the alarming rise of road collisions will now be examined by the Donegal Road Safety Working Group.The body, which is an interagency group comprising of the Local Authority, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority (RSA), Donegal Youth Service, as well as a number of other road safety campaigners, meets each month and works closely with local communities to advance safety on our roads.Cllr Ó Fearraigh added “Following my interventions last month, in which I called on the various groupings to work collectively to address this problem, it has now been confirmed that the issue of oil spillages will now be placed on the official agenda of the items to be discussed at the group’s next full monthly meeting which takes place this morning (Friday).“While this is of course to be welcomed and shows that this matter is receiving the attention it deserves, it is a decision which illustrates that all of the various authorities and agencies are serious about tackling what has become a growing threat to road users and to the public in general. “While I look forward to continuing to work closely with the group on this matter, I have also written to both the local authority and local Garda Management to request the latest data in respect of the number of road traffic collisions which have been caused due to oil having been present on the road surface, as well as the number of occasions that Response Kits have been deployed by the Local Authority over recent months.“As everyone is very much aware, this is an issue which I am very concerned about. I have pledged to continue to work with all the stakeholders and other interested parties to ensure that road safety can be further promoted and that the presence of oil on the county’s roadways is avoided and kept to an absolute minimum.”Road Safety Group to examine spike in oil spillages across Donegal’s roads was last modified: November 10th, 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:Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraighdonegaloil spill