McGregor’s UFC future in doubt in wake of felony charges

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 View comments Lakers unveil statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended.McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”The brashness was muted as cameras snapped Friday when he was brought out of a New York City police station in handcuffs.White said earlier this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year. McGregor’s actions now put future fights in doubt. He could have had his pick of rich fights. A rematch against Mayweather inside the cage? A third fight against Nate Diaz? It all seemed possible — and it now seems a long way off.UFC has not immediately issued discipline against its biggest box office attraction.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC.But the trash-talking, egocentric has been out of the fight game except for his money fight with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never need to step inside the cage again.The Mayweather bout last August was his last professional fight and McGregor and his girlfriend also had a son last year.But not even fatherhood could mellow the irate Irishman.He was ordered to stay away from five people injured in the attack.McGregor’s lawyer, Jim Walden, said there was no risk that McGregor would try to avoid coming back to court: “He’s the most visible face on the planet.”It’s one usually plastered on a UFCSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.“Guys will say things, push, shove, grab each other. These things have happened,” White said. “People have slapped each other. We can deal with all of that stuff. But when you bring in twenty hoodlums that flew in from Ireland to basically do this at our event, there’s nothing like this that has ever happened.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWhite had not talked to McGregor since the court appearance and said this was no publicity stunt.Lobov was pulled from Saturday’s card for his involvement in the ugly act. McGregor’s friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley was released on $25,000 bond and also is due in court in June. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor heads to a vehicle to leave Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018 in New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC’s biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)White said the 29-year-old McGregor said he was sorry about the fighters who were injured, but, “this had to be done.”Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were both pulled from the fight because of injuries suffered on the bus from McGregor’s shenanigans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Basketball? Not in 2 Iloilo towns

first_imgSOCCER COUNTRY Children playing football is a common sight at the town plaza of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo province, where residents stay up late to watch the World Cup. —NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.In the Iloilo towns of Barotac Nuevo and Santa Barbara, shrieks and cheers in houses in the middle of the night in recent weeks were not a cause of alarm for residents.Those were just the sound of football fans cheering for their teams in this year’s World Cup being held in Russia, a spectacle rare in basketball-crazy Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town They learned to play football, which is now Barotac Nuevo’s passion, at Colegio de San Agustin (now University of San Agustin) in Iloilo City.Sumbillo said officials planned to put up a giant screen at the town plaza of Santa Barbara to offer free viewing of World Cup games starting on June 30, when the Round of 16 starts, until July 15, the day of the finals.Emannuel Salvador Braganza, PFA director and a native of Barotac Nuevo, said games were being shown on a giant screen at Barotac Nuevo’s town plaza at least three times a week by a local television cable provider.“We’re hoping to have it daily and all the games starting in the quarterfinal round,” he told the Inquirer.Talk of the townHe said the games were the talk of the town in coffee shops, offices and schools.“Many students want to also stay up late and also watch the games but they have classes the next day,” said Braganza, who also coaches football teams.Former national team player Ricardo Venus, PFA secretary general, said the World Cup this year was more exciting because matches had become unpredictable with upsets becoming common.“Unlike previous World Cups, there is no clear winner or strong contender and those that were perceived as underdogs have beaten the favored teams so it’s more exciting,” Venus said.In Iloilo City, sports bars were also showing live telecasts of the matches. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Brazil advances to round of 16 at World Cup, tops Serbia 2-0 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “We are still very much a basketball country, but the popularity of football is growing,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img “Many residents stay up late or wake up early to watch the games on television,” said Roceller “Boyet” Sumbillo, a native of Santa Barbara and president of Panay Football Association (PFA).“It’s more exciting if the games are watched in groups over drinks or arroz caldo (chicken rice porridge),” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownInconvenient, but…Due to time zone difference, games in the quadrennial football competition are being aired live on television nightly at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. when most people are  either getting ready for sleep or are already asleep. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The inconvenience won’t stop people of the two towns and some Ilonggo football fans from keeping tabs of the games and their favorite teams.Barotac Nuevo and Santa Barbara have produced some of the country’s best football players now in the national team and clubs.The national team used to have mostly Ilonggo players until foreigners with Filipino lineage came in and formed the team Azkals.The sport was first introduced to Barotac Nuevo, considered the football capital of the Philippines, in the 1920s by the Monfort brothers, members of a prominent Ilonggo family.Town’s passionADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 commentslast_img read more

Soccer symmetry as Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi reach milestones

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil At the age of 18 years, 4 months, he was the youngest to reach 15 league goals in Europe’s top five leagues since former Golden Ball winner Michael Owen for Liverpool in 1998; the youngest to net five goals in the Champions League; and the first to score in each of the first four Champions League knockout rounds he played in.Messi is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner who has won the Champions League four times, as well as nine Spanish titles and the Golden Shoe as the European leagues’ top scorer five times. The 31-year-old Argentine leads scoring again this season with 25 league goals, and he could even reach 600 goals overall for Barca by the end of it.Mbappe’s 27 goals in 31 games this season take him to 75 so far in 135 club games, and he’s still rising.Mbappe was fourth in last year’s Golden Ball voting after helping France win the World Cup in Russia. Aged 19, he became the youngest player since Brazil’s Pele to score in a World Cup final when he netted in the 4-2 win against Croatia.Messi’s glittering resume is still missing a World Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Given the way Mbappe is playing for PSG this season, with a league-leading 22 goals in just 20 games, he seems destined to finish higher in the next Ballon d’Or vote.“I go by the principle that one day someone will come along and do better,” he said. “You should always try to go as far as you can, otherwise, one day or another, someone will overtake you,” he said.LEADING THE LINEMbappe has been sharper and more focused recently in a center forward’s role, and in the absence of Neymar.He’s been playing through the middle as a pure striker, rather than out wide, because Edinson Cavani and Neymar are injured. In the four games since both have been out, Mbappe has scored five goals and led the line with great maturity.When Neymar plays, Mbappe systematically looks to pass to him, which often slows down PSG’s approach play.Although ambitious PSG spent a world record 222 million euros ($252 million) to buy Neymar from Barcelona two years ago, the uncomfortable truth for PSG may be that Mbappe is more effective than the injury-prone Brazil star.Still, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel should give Mbappe a rest on Tuesday night for the visit of struggling Dijon in the French Cup quarterfinals.In the past four games Mbappe has played the full 90 minutes. Even with his high fitness levels, that is pushing it.It’s time for Mbappe to put his feet up for once. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments NBA reminding teams to keep cool when hot with referees MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying After Barcelona star Messi scored the 50th hat trick of his astonishing career at Sevilla on Saturday, Mbappe became the youngest player to reach 50 goals in the French league when he struck twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win against Nimes.Mbappe only turned 20 in December, but he seems to have been around for years. Probably because, like Messi, he shares the same precocious ability to make the difficult appear easy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThey both have a gift for producing incredible moments with routine-like regularity.Mbappe has been breaking records since he burst onto the scene during former club Monaco’s run to the league title and Champions League semifinals two years ago. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. Saturday, February 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)PARIS — It seemed like soccer symmetry when Kylian Mbappe made French league history on the same day Lionel Messi reached another incredible milestone.Arguably the best player in the world, and the one strongly tipped to become the next one, achieved their feats just one hour apart.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

‘Mental Health Unrecognized Health Emergency’

first_imgDr. MacauleyThe Vice President of the Liberia chapter of the West African College of Physicians (WACP), Rose Jallah Macauley (MD), backed by other colleagues have declared that mental illness has become an unrecognized health emergency that must claim the attention of the people.Speaking during the First Annual General & Scientific Meeting of the Liberia WACP chapter, and the 10th Joseph N. Togba Lecture series on June 23, Dr. Macauley said there are increasing numbers of mentally ill people in the country, who are given different names but less attention.She identified some of the causes of mental health as trauma inherited from the Ebola crisis, drug abuse and genetics. Although she said she has not personally conducted a research on the causes of mental health, she said there is a possibility that some inherited it from the family line.Also, “A lot of the young people in our society are abusing drugs. They are taking in these unsolicited drugs – drugs that are not prescribed are what they are taking, and it is messing their brains up,” Dr. Macauley said.The proliferation of drug dens, locally referred to as ghettos, has increased over the years, so much so that young people and the elderly, in rare cases, usually assemble there to partake in harmful substances. The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has recorded hundreds of arrests of both imported drugs and homegrown narcotic substances.Last year the Liberia National Police (LNP) clamped down on drug abusers at the commercial district of Red Light and destroyed the popular Turtle Base where criminals under the influence of drugs were hosted.The Special Presidential Task Force headed by General Services Agency (GSA) director Mary Broh also arrested over 20 people in Sinkor last year for drug abuse, and razed ghettos to the ground.Among those arrested was a woman who admitted to mixing narcotics substance with ‘Kanyan,’ a popular snack prepared with dried, grated cassava, parched peanuts, and sugar.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Liberia is estimated to have over 400,000 people with some form of mental disorder and about 130,000 people with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.Fellows of the Liberia Chapter of WACP at the J.N. Togba Lecture seriesIn this grave situation, Dr. Macauley said as medical people they are in the vanguard of creating awareness on the danger of drug abuse so people will not take in harmful drugs.She pointed out the lack of rehabilitation centers for drug abusers and mentally ill people as a condition adding to the existing situation. However, she said there is a need to reach out to drug abusers to caution them on the negative consequences of drug abuse so that they can kick the habit.Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, performing the official opening of the lecture series, described the occasion as a historical milestone and commended the organizers and WACP for the topic on mental health.Dr. Kateh said it was very interesting to the Ministry of Health to have a discussion on mental health because of its overwhelming cases.Also, a representative of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Hasipha C.Tarpeh, said: “Research has proven that mental health is a health concern in Liberia as evidenced by the increasing number of cases, needless to overemphasize the emergency nature of the current situation.”He said the fight against this health problem requires joint efforts, with the support of potential partners and well-wishers alike.The Joseph N. Togba Memorial Lecture series is an annual event organized by the Liberia chapter of the WACP. It has been in existence for the past nine years, and it is aimed at bringing medical doctors and physicians together to discuss health issues, and to celebrate Liberia’s deceased medical doctor Joseph N. Togba for his numerous contributions to the medical profession and health system in Liberia.The WACP’s first annual general and scientific meeting, and the 10th J.N. Togba Lecture Series, on June 23 saw the honoring of two distinguished medical practitioners, Roseda E. Marshall and Sunny Chinenye. The two doctors are said to have performed excellently over the years in acquiring education and transforming their education into services for the welfare of their people.Dr. Marshall, a pediatric, said in remarks that recognition of her work in Liberia by her fellow colleagues brought her great delight, which encourages her not to relent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tender Board warned to stand ground against Bulkan’s illegalities

first_img…as Opposition Leader calls for Police actionRecent decisions by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan to usurp the powers — as set out under law – of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) have caught the eye of the Opposition.The body has since been called on by the political Opposition to “stand its ground” and administer the legislative requirements, as outlined under the laws of Guyana and to protect its supervision of national procurement.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP) has since written to NPTAB Chairman Berkley Wickham, and has called on him to take immediate steps to ensure that the agency ensures that Ministries comply with the laws of Guyana.The formal complaint was inked by former Minister within the Finance Ministry and Opposition frontbencher, Juan Edghill.The correspondence dated Friday last has also been copied to the Communities Ministry Permanent Secretary, Emile McGarrel; Public Procurement Commission (PPC) Chairperson Carol Corbin; Auditor General Deodat Sharma; Public Accounts Committee Chairman Irfaan Ali and each of the Chairpersons of the Regional Democratic Councils across the country.According to Edghill, in his complaint, “we have been advised that the Ministry of Communities has written and requested that each Regional Administration submit two nominees to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities for their Regional Tender Boards; the letter indicates that the Regional Chairman should nominate one nominee and the Regional Executive Officer nominate the other.”Edghill reminded that the PPP/C’s contention is “that it is solely the National Board (NPTAB), by statute as laid out in Sections 17 (1), 19 (1) and (2), that has such responsibility”.According to the PPP Executive, the law does not provide for any such role by any line Ministry, and, in this particular case, the Communities Ministry cannot become involved in the process of the appointment of the Regional Tender Boards.The Opposition has since called on the NPTAB in light of this development to take immediate steps to invoke the relevant sections of the Procurement Act and ensure that they were complied with by all Ministries.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“In this particular case, we call on the Board to immediately advise the Ministry of Communities to desist from further action on the appointment of the Regional Tender Boards, and, furthermore the NPTAB assume responsibility and communicate directly with the respective Regional Democratic Councils on their two appointees to each Regional Tender Board in keeping with Section 19.”The complaint by Edghill comes on the heels of similar lamentations by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who, during his weekly press engagement, had raised concerns about the Executive wanting to take on functions which fall under the purview of the PPC. According to him, with the establishment of the PPC, functions undertaken by the NPTAB should have ceased in 2016.The Opposition Leader had at the time observed that “a prime candidate for a Police audit in the future will be the Central Tender Administration. They are complicit in a ton of illegalities”.Jagdeo had also highlighted too that the matter of public procurement would be among the key issues to be raised by PPP representatives during the upcoming two-day Business Summit organised by the Private Sector Commission (PSC).On the matter of procurement, the former President had told media operatives, “public procurement will be a major feature – the lack of transparency, the breaches of the Procurement Act and Cabinet’s continued participation in the award of contracts”.According to the Opposition Leader, “Government procurement is the largest source of economic activity for the Private Sector … So procurement has to be part of a Business Summit. In every panel, on procurement issues, we will be seeking answers.”last_img read more

Two Knights heading for battle in B.C. Cup

first_imgThe two hit the ice for tryouts in Vanderhoof, B.C., impressing coaches enough to earn a role in this year’s tournament and will represent the North Region in the tournament.The four day event will include four games, two on-ice practice sessions with some top notch instructors, off-ice player and team development sessions, as well as a Hockey Futures Presentation.The tournament will be held in Kelowna, B.C. from April 12-15 and will be played at the Royal LePage Place.- Advertisement -Some notable National Hockey League players have participated in the Male U16 B.C. Cup including Chicago Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook, Anaheim Ducks’ Brandon McMillian and Rookie Brett Connolly of the Tampa Bay Lightning.The program was designed by B.C. Hockey to instruct and prepare high performance payers for future opportunities in the B.C. Hockey High Performance Program.For more information on the event or B.C. Hockey, visit the organization’s official website.Advertisementlast_img read more

PPP condemns threats of violence by Attorney General

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) condemned the threats of violence made by Attorney General Basil Williams, during a panel discussion organised by the American Chambers in Guyana (AmCham Guyana) on Monday (August 5, 2019).Attorney General Basil Williams, former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran during the AmCham forumWilliams threatened “dire consequences” if House-to-House Registration is not allowed to proceed – fallaciously insisting that House-to-House Registration is the only means of obtaining a credible voters’ list and disingenuously ignoring the constitutional three-month deadline for elections to be held in Guyana.Williams said, “They are willing to go to the election with an anyhow list. They are ready for their properties, and all these things, to be subjected to those same post-election type of violence that we had in the past. I don’t want to say well y’all go, go to the election, because the consequences would be dire”.This is not the first time that the Attorney General has descended to such talk. In May 2019, Williams warned about “unrest” that might follow in Guyana if the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules against the Government in the three consolidated cases, related to the challenge to the validity of the No-Confidence Motion passed on December 21, 2018.The party firmly believes that President David Granger is ultimately responsible for such reckless comments. It is clear that he opts to present a disposition that is above reproach while he dispatches his minions to engage in a campaign that does nothing but harm to our nation.As currently being done, House-to-House Registration will de-register countless Guyanese, imposing demands on eligible Guyanese that are unconstitutional.If this unsupervised, unconstitutional and illegal process, currently the subject of a court challenge, is allowed to continue – producing what will undoubtedly be a flawed list of voters – there will be no need for the organised violence that is typical of the People’s National Congress Reform’s leadership, which could be the only thing that Williams was referring to.There is already anger among Guyanese about the unconstitutional nature of the ongoing House-to-House Registration and the refusal of the APNU/AFC coalition to comply with the Constitution and the orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice. This anger could spill over into spontaneous and regrettable violence if there is mass de-registration, as the current direction of the House-to-House Registration indicates. This is an outcome that must be avoided by ensuring that there is constitutional compliance.None other than the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, has admitted on two occasions that a Claims and Objections period will ensure a credible list to facilitate the holding of constitutionally mandated elections. He also admitted that President Granger’s claim about the list of voters being bloated by 200,000 is spurious.Many have been misled into believing that the House-to-House Registration, to produce a new National Register of Registrants, will be completed on October 20, 2019. Only the field exercise of this process will be completed by that date. According to GECOM’s own work plan, the entire exercise to produce a new National Register of Registrants was programmed to end on December 18, 2019, but its start was delayed by 48 days – meaning that the new end date will take Guyana to February 2020, just to get a new National Register of Registrants. Once this is done, it will take an additional several months to arrive at an Official List of Electors.The caretaker coalition Government cannot continue to ignore the consequence of the successfully and validly passed No-Confidence Motion – that is, elections by September 18, 2019.Additionally, the ongoing legal challenge to House-to-House Registration – one that challenges the constitutionality of the process – is likely to end up before the Caribbean Court of Justice.If House-to-House Registration is pursued and results in a flawed list of voters, which it will, there can be an impact on any election that is held. If an election is held with a flawed list and the CCJ rules that House-to-House Registration is unconstitutional, the election could be invalidated. Guyana can ill-afford continued political upheavals.That said, it is for GECOM to urgently pursue Claims and Objections as a tested method for updating the existing list of voters – a method used for the 2018 and 2016 Local Government Elections, as well as the 2015 and 2011 General and Regional Elections – to allow for elections to be held within the constitutionally mandated three-month timeframe.last_img read more

Mobile BC Ombudsperson coming to Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A BC Ombudsperson will be making an in-person visit to Fort St. John to hear complaints and all appointments are free and confidential.The BC Ombudsperson mobile office gives residents the opportunity to speak on concerns regarding local and provincial government.Thursday, October 3, 2019, the mobile office will be in Fort St. John and you are asked to call 1-800-567-FAIR (3247) to schedule a meeting.- Advertisement -The mobile office will also be available in the following areas;Prince George – September 30, 2019Mackenzie – October 1, 2019Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd – October 2, 2019Dawson Creek – October 3, 2019The office of the Ombudsperson can help determine whether B.C. provincial and local public authorities have acted fairly and reasonably. As an independent statutory office of the provincial legislature, the services are provided free of charge.For forty years Ombudspersons have been helping resolve issues of unfairness. Over 8,000 complaints and enquiries are received annually. They have jurisdiction over a wide range of organizations in B.C. including provincial and municipal governments, health authorities, schools and universities.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bournemouth on high alert as Monaco reveal Berbatov can leave for free

first_img Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov Bournemouth are among a number of Premier League clubs to have been put on red alert after Monaco announced they would not be renewing the contract of Dimitar Berbatov.The former Manchester United and Tottenham man joined the French club back in January 2014 after he was released by Fulham.Since then the striker has scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 – more than any other Monaco player.However, it has not been enough to see his contract renewed with the Bulgarian now available for free this summer.Bournemouth have already been linked with a move for the 34-year-old, although his wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block.Berbatov was reportedly on over £100,000-a-week at Monaco and he is unlikely to want to see that amount drop by much. 1last_img read more

‘It’s a great time to be a Tottenham fan’, admits diehard Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan

first_imgDiehard Arsenal supporter and outspoken TV host Piers Morgan has admitted – through gritted teeth – that it’s a good time to be a Tottenham fan.Spurs rose above their north London rivals to third place in the Premier League as Harry Kane fired a fine brace in a 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday.Arsenal, meanwhile, failed to score in a third successive league game as they fell away from the title chasing pack with a 0-0 draw with a steadfast Southampton.Spurs have NEVER finished above Arsenal during Arsene Wenger’s reign as Gunners boss, but many are tipping them as title contenders this season due to their fine form – they have lost just three times and have the top flight’s best defensive record with just 19 goals conceded.Morgan is a fierce anti-Wenger campaigner – “If I could give him a Valentine’s Day present, it would be a P45” –  and he had one more warning for his fellow Arsenal fans who believe the Frenchman is still the right man to lead the Gunners.“If Arsenal fans are listening, and you spent the last seven years telling me I’m wrong, just imagine how we’re going to feel if Tottenham are Premier League champions,” he said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They’ve got the best defence, a good goalkeeper, a very creative midfield and, in Harry Kane if he stays fit, one of the best red-hot strikers in Europe never mind just this country.“If I was a Tottenham fan I would be feeling pretty good right now, I’m afraid.”Asked what he’d do if Spurs DID win the league title this season, Morgan joked: “I’d have to emigrate.”last_img read more