Foton sets drama-filled semis duel vs Petron

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But this time Klisura got ample help from local superstar Jaja Santiago, who accounted for 20 points, including three of the Tornadoes’ 10 aces.Foton’s superb service game brought trouble to Sta. Lucia, which could only muster two aces throughout the match.Cignal HD and Cocolife will dispute the final semis spot, trying to earn the right to face F2 Logistics on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Look at bright side, official urges football critics It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano That win put the Tornadoes directly in the path of the Blaze Spikers during the knockout semifinals slated Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Providing an intriguing backdrop in the showdown is Foton’s former import Lindsay Stalzer, who will be playing for Petron this time in a shift that the Tornadoes reportedly didn’t take well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThen early this week, reports came out that this early, Petron is eyeing the services of the Tornadoes’ heavy hitter Sara Klisura as the Blaze Spikers’ import in the next Grand Prix that will open in February.Klisura, who has the all-time highest output in the league with 41 points, delivered 23 points against the Lady Realtors, who stunned the Tornadoes in the first set by coming out firing on all cylinders. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jaja Santiago provides local firepower for Foton as she scores past Sta. Lucia’s Jonah Sabete (16) and Marisa Field. —SHERWIN VARDELEONFoton arranged a blockbuster semifinal duel against Petron, where a subplot featuring a brewing import controversy could heighten the drama between the the two “super teams.”The two-time defending champion Tornadoes rode out a turbulent opening set before putting things in order with a 21-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 triumph over the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors on Thursday night in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Quality Education: The Only Way Out

first_imgVice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has said that the provision of sound and quality education to students in the education sector is the only way Liberians can be taken from their present economic, social and other conditions and provides for themselves better living conditions as well as contributes to the development processes of their country.VP Boakai said quality education is always needed, especially in country like Liberia that has come from civil crisis and is in rebuilding process. He stated the country will always be in need of young qualified Liberians who can help in its rebuilding process.The Liberian Vice President spoke when he officially dedicated the newly constructed campus of the Leigh-Sherman Community College and the Leigh-Sherman Executive Secretarial School in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The new building of the school, which has its motto as, “There is no Excellence without Labor” was officially opened by VP Boakai Friday, April 25. The school had initially been located in the Fiamah Community in Sinkor, Monrovia. The college now has its own campus after over 38 years of existence.VP Boakai said the Leigh-Sherman College since its establishment in the late 1970s, has been very instrumental in developing the capacities of young Liberians some of whom have gone out to become exceptional professionals in their areas of disciplines throughout the world.He challenged the authorities of the school to continue their high level of academic and ethical training to their new location, indicating “Let your work over these years speak for itself as you come into this new community.”VP Boakai lauded the founder and proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, who he said have for many years shown how dedicated and committed she is to the molding of the minds of the young people of her country.“After all we have gone though individually and as a nation, she is still passionate and committed to this cause. Relocating the school to this location is another level of commitment. You have brought light to this community and its surrounding areas. Thank you for being such a good Liberian,” he said.“Most of the people I have worked with over the years have been graduates of the Leigh-Sherman College. These have been very professional people not just in terms of qualifications competency, but also discipline. The kinds of training that she instilled in her students always go with them,”“She always produces the best of students and I’m very proud of her. I want to thank you Theresa for helping the children of this country who we are dependent upon for the rebuilding of our nation. The provision of quality education is the only way for us to get out of our present conditions as Liberians. We hope that your hands’ works prosper,” VP Boakai added.The proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, said the decision to relocate the school is as a result of the outcome of a survey that was conducted. She said survey shows that 80 percent of the students are from the out sketch of the city, particularly Paynesville and as such it is ideals for their campus to be brought close to them.She said this will help curtail a lot of expenses that students undergo daily to get on campus. Some of the challenges have to do with the difficulties of getting a vehicle to and fro school and amount spent on transportation weekly will be reduced drastically.Madam Leigh-Sherman noted that since its inception about 38 years ago, the college has been grounded in a vision of excellence and the new move will not be an exception.She said, “A pioneering institution in the field of Secretarial Science, we have successfully trained and placed over five thousand administrative professionals in positions with government, public and private corporations, international organizations and the Liberia Diplomatic Corps.”She indicated that in the years since the civil conflict, the college has emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and responsibility. “Our country has entered a period of tremendous revitalization and progress in which education and profession training is imperative.”She lauded all those who contributed to the construction process of the new building. She indicated: “After 38 years of existence, Leigh-Sherman school finally has its own campus and permanent home. We are proud today that we on our own campus and our dream has come true.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Gerrard’s international retirement good for Liverpool but bad news for England, says Eriksson

first_imgSteven Gerrard will be a huge loss for England, according to former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.The Liverpool midfielder has brought down the curtain on his international career after winning 114 caps over a 14-year period.Gerrard’s decision comes on the back of a hugely disappointing World Cup personally and for England, but Eriksson feels he still had plenty to offer his country.“I understand it, but I don’t like it for England,” Erikson, his Three Lions boss from 2001 to 2006, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It is good for Liverpool but it is not good for England. I hoped he would go on for at least two more years, to the next European Championship.“He has done a lot of good things for England during many, many years now.“England needs him. They have a lot of young players coming on now and they need some older players.“Steven Gerrard is a leader, he is still a fantastic football player, so I feel sorry. I always like to see him playing for his country.”Gerrard retires: Liverpool star’s best moments in an England shirtlast_img read more

Mourinho says no problem with Pogba after dropping star

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba has been an integral cog in Manchester United’s machine © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 9 – Jose Mourinho says his relationship with Paul Pogba remains rock solid despite having dropped his star midfielder, hitting back at pundits who questioned whether the Frenchman is being used in his best position.Pogba, 24, has been under an intense spotlight since being substituted in Manchester United’s defeat at Tottenham and left out of the starting line-up for last weekend’s home win over Huddersfield. United legend Ryan Giggs, in his column for Skysports.com, said Pogba was best deployed in a more attacking role while former United striker Wayne Rooney suggested he is a “box-to-box” midfielder.“Paul had a very professional behaviour and this week was not different to what Paul is every week,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.“Paul is a good professional, Paul works well, Paul likes to train. I never had one single problem with him regarding his professionalism because he really is a very good trainer, one of the guys who likes to train, enjoys to train.”The Portuguese manager said he had been confused by the speculation over Pogba’s best role in the side.“For me Paul is a midfield player,” said Mourinho. “He’s not a left back, he’s not a striker, so when people say what’s his best position for Paul to play — Paul is a midfield player.“It depends on the tactical system the team plays. You can play with two, with one, play with three. But he will always be a midfield player. It doesn’t matter the tactical system the team plays, Paul is a midfield player.“And as a midfield player, it’s difficult to find a midfield player with more potential than Paul has because Paul has everything.”– Shaw deal –Luke Shaw has played his way into being offered a new Manchester United contractMourinho also confirmed he wants to see full-back Luke Shaw handed a new long-term deal after the England international played his way back into the manager’s favour.It is understood United have already activated a clause in Shaw’s contract to keep him at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019 but Mourinho sees him remaining with the club for much longer.“I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and know his potential and quality,” he said.“Could he work in my direction? The way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week? He made a big effort.“He’s been free of minor injuries for a few months which sometimes stops the evolution and I’m really happy. The natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years.”United head to St James’s Park to take on Newcastle on Sunday, with Mourinho never having won a league game on Tyneside in six attempts.“I don’t know why, I think it’s the only stadium in the Premier League where I have not won — also Huddersfield but I only played there once,” he said.“I think it’s difficult, honestly, I’ve always felt beautiful matches but difficult. I like to go there and like the feeling of going to (former manager) Mr (Bobby) Robson’s home.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Salah mania prompts ‘I’ll be Muslim too’ Liverpool chant

first_imgAnd in the streets of the Portuguese city in midweek the travelling Liverpool fans struck up a new chant to the tune of 90s hit ‘Good Enough’ by Dodgy with the line: “If he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too!”“This is the first time I’ve seen such an exuberant, overt, positive appreciation that includes religion,” Piara Powar, Executive Director of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) told the Washington Post.The African player of the year is a devout Muslim and often celebrates his goals by kneeling in prayer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Top of the charts: Mohamed Salah has inspired a new chant on Liverpool’s Kop © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPALONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 17 – So good has been Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s start to life at Anfield, fans are singing about converting to Islam in honour of their new idol.Salah became the second fastest Liverpool player to reach 30 goals in a season with a balletic finish in just his 36th appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League rout of Porto.last_img read more

MY DONEGAL – WITH DANIEL O’DONNELL

first_imgMY DONEGAL: Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s most famous musicians and personalities and is currently participating in the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing.Daniel took time out of his busy schedule to tell us about everything he loves about Donegal. What is your favourite place in Donegal and Why?My favourite place in Donegal would probably have to be golfing on Cruit Island Golf Course. At every Tee there is a different view.You can see all the islands on the bay. I can’t say the golf is  always up to scratch but the views and the tranquillity are definitely worth going there for.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? I think the only thing I would want to change is that more jobs were created so our young people didn’t have to move away.Who is the one person in Donegal you look up to and why?Mrs Logue who was my primary school teacher. She Always encouraged us to do our best and in my case she gave me the opportunity to sing periodically in class which in turn gave me great confidence to perform in public.Daniel O Donnell or Packie Bonner?I hope Packie is a better singer than I am a footballer.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? I would have to say The Sam Maguire returning to Donegal in 2012 was quite special. The pride and joy that the whole team and Jim Mc Guinness brought into our county was fantastic.The excitement in Donegal town the night they returned was a night I won’t forget.What was Donegal’s saddest moment?In my time the saddest moments were the loss of life through fishing tragedies. What is your favourite Donegal made product? Magee Tweed. I recently bought a suit and I just love it, Magees has been on the go a long time and I love seeing it in shops when I’m away from home.I’m also delighted of the success of the Mc Garvery brothers from Loughanuire. It’s great to see these young lads with such initiative and the success they’ve achieved is fantastic.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant? I frequent many local restaurants in our area, to name one I would feel is an injustice to the others because I like them all for different reasons.Will Donegal win the All Ireland Next year?I’m sure Rory and the boys will try their best.What is your favourite Donegal food? It would have to be fresh Crab Claws or MusselsYour nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person? I don’t think you can touch Noel Cunningham in the style stakes.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people? I love everything about Donegal and I think the one thing that reoccurs when I have conversations with fans who might visit the area is how friendly the people are and that makes me proud.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal what would it be?I would love to see more places available for the elderly be it in Dungloe hospital or a designated nursing home.If this facility was available it would mean that the elderly people that can’t live at home would be able to remain in their own locality.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Our current Donegal Person of the Year Moya Doherty. As the founder of river dance she has achieved tremendous success all over the worldWho is your favorite Donegal sports person?In 1990&1994 the country went crazy for the world cups, packie was one of the stars and we couldn’t have been prouder. The world’s best goalie was from the rosses.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Don’t think I’ve seen either so I’ll go with Arranmore Island’s dolphins!MY DONEGAL – WITH DANIEL O’DONNELL was last modified: September 16th, 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:daniel o’donnellEntertainmentFeaturesMY DONEGALnewslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA START NEW SEASON WITH AWAY TRIP TO URRIS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgTorthaí Lotto Gaeil Fhánada Ní raibh buaiteoir don pota óir! Numbers drawn were 05, 12, 14, 15, 19. Bonáis 08.Buaiteoirí:  €100 winner Mary Peoples, Ballyhuirke. €50 winner Annie McConigley Doaghbeg.Next week’s jackpot is €2,800.Muna bhfuil ticéad agat, ní bhainfidh tú! €100 Mary Peoples, Ballyhuirke.€50 Annie McConigley Doaghbeg.Next week’s jackpot is €2,800.Muna bhfuil ticéad agat, ní bhainfidh tú!€100 winner Mary Peoples, Ballyhuirke. €50 winner Annie McConigley Doaghbeg.Next week’s jackpot is €2,800. Muna bhfuil ticéad agat, ní bhainfidh tú!Dún na nGall v Ros ComáinNuacht tábhachtach faoin cluiche i bPáirc Uí Dhomhnaill!Important information for clubs from Donegal County Board The National League game in O’Donnell Park next Sunday 13th March at 3p.m. is an all ticket game. Tickets can be purchased in the usual outlets and in the County Board office. Clubs wishing to purchase tickets through the County office can do so up until Thursday afternoon. Payment to be made at the time of purchase. Ticket prices: Adult €10,  Under 16  €5, please note under 16s’ DO need tickets.  OAP/Students €10 – no concessions. No tickets available on the day of match at the ground. Season ticket holders will get their relevant information from Croke Park.Ní raibh an t-ádh le foireann Dún nan Gall thíos i condae Ciarraí ag an deireadh seachtain seo chaite ach sin an chead cheann a cháill siad.  Tá muid fíor bhrodúil  asaibh Dhún nan Gall!Under 16 €5, please note under 16′ need tickets. OAP/Students €10 no concessions. No tickets available on the day of match at the ground. Season ticket holders will get their relevant information from Croke Park.Gaeil Fhánada Membership 2016:Very last call to get your membership for 2016!!Kerrykeel Old School this Saturday evening after Mass 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.If you’re a player(especially if you have started training/playing), member or a supporter or if you want to be in with a chance to get tickets for intercounty games (especially All Ireland, where you have to be a member to get a ticket) or your heart is just with the club please get your membership done ASAP!Adult – €40   Student (over 18) – €25    Juvenile (under 18) – €15.  Membership forms can be got from Registrar also. She will email/fax forms to anyone if preferable and bank details are available for EFT transfer if preferred.  If a player/member is under 18 please make sure parent fills top of form and signs it and fills bottom half with child’s details. Please contact 0868744405 or email m_mcconigley@yahoo.com asap. Remember anyone not registered before 31st March with Croke Park are not entitled to intercounty tickets! Mens Senior League Division 3 Round 1Foireann Sinsear agus Soisear as baile ag imirt Urris v Gaeil Fhánada ar an 19ú Márta 2016.In Crampsey Park at 3.00p.m. and 4:30 p.m.   Referee: TBC.Come along and give the boys a boost to start off the season!Cumann na mBánSenior LadiesTraining this Saturday in Trialough at 9.30amas usual. (due to weather conditions training maybe in doors so please take trainers and boots). Take €2 for training.U12 GirlsThe U12 girls will start training this Saturday at 11am in Trialough (due to weather conditions training maybe in doors so please take trainers and boots). Take €2 for training.U14GirlsSo far this year we are finding it hard to get someone to take charge of the u14 girls so if you are interested or know of anyone who would like to help out this great bunch of girls please contact John at 0863941089. It would be a pity if the girls where to lose out.  Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg!U6s, 8s & 10s – training for boys and girls born in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 every  Saturday from 5pm to 6pm.  Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover cost of hall..U12 Gaelic training continues in Rossnakill Resource Centre this Thursday @ 5.45pm sharp. All boys born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, to attend this session. Bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover the cost of the hall. Further info contact Patrick Heraghty 0872719182 . MinorsDé Domhnaigh 13ú Márta 2016Grúpa 2 Babhta 2Gaeil Fhánada Mionúir v Gaoth Dobhair i dTraigh a Locha ag a 12.00i.n. Referee TBC.  Tar amach agus tabhair tacaíocht do na Fir Óg seo!GV Forms are available from Child Protection Officer Máire Callaghan and from Bord na n-Óg, as the various teams get back to training. Bord na nÓg and the Ladies Board Sponsored are holding a family walk around Rossnakill on Good Friday morning, starting and finishing at the Resource Centre. Sponsor cards will be in circulation from this weekend, for more information please contact Martin McAteer or Bridie Doherty. Also keep an eye on our facebook page and club notes for more information.  Could everyone please have their notes sent to Margaretta by 10p.m on a Sunday night every week. GRMA! For all other information re: Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G.  please check out our Facebook page. Don’t forget – if you’re looking for Gaeil Fhánada Club gear – it is available from Michael Murphy Sports! Gaeil Fhánada Club Draw as part of National Club Draw will take place in Community Centre, Trialough this Monday night.  Ádh mór gach duine!GAA Cúl Camp Gaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July.  Applications will be available in schools after Easter for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan.  Also by contacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645.Mná Dún na nGallComhghairdeas mór chuig foireann Mna Dhún na nGall 4:11 v An Chlár 2:07.  Well done ladies!We would like to wish a very speedy recovery to all our Club members/supporters who are ill or suffering at this time.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA START NEW SEASON WITH AWAY TRIP TO URRIS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 8th, 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

first_imgJOE CONNOLLYThe death has taken place of Joe Connolly of Drimroe, Glencolmcille. Remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass this Thursday in St Columba’s Church, Cashel, Glencolmcille at 11am. Burial in the adjoining cemetery afterwards.EUNAN BONNER, DRUMKEEN, RIP The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Eunan Bonner, Augheygault, Drumkeen.  Removal from the Chapel of Rest Letterkenny General Hospital at 3pm today, Tuesday, going to his late residence.  Funeral from there on Thursday at 10.30am going to St Patrick’s Church Drumkeen for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Coronary Care Unit Letterkenny General Hospital c/o any Family member.SEAMUS O’DONNELL, GLENTIES, RIPThe sudden death has taken place at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin of Seamus O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.DENIS McGUINNESS, ARDARA, RIP The death has taken place in Leyton, London of Denis McGuinness, formerly of Meenarillagh Ardara. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed later.PATRICK GALLAGHER, CARNDONAGH, RIPThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Patrick Gallagher,Carrowreagh Road, Carndonagh. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wed, at 10.30am going to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining CemeteryJEANNIE DOHERTY, CASTLEFINN, RIPThe death has taken place of Jeannie Doherty, Drumban, Doneyloop, Castlefin. Funeral from her late residence tomorrow, Wed, at 10.30am going to St Columba’s Church, Doneyloop for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu if desired to The Sperrin Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital c/o Charles Lynch, Funeral Director, Castlederg or any Family member. House strictly private at the deceased’s request. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYMARCH 20last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO GET OFFICIALLY SWITCHED ON FOR CHRISTMAS!

first_imgA large crowd is expected at Letterkenny’s Market Square tomorrow night for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.Last year’s lights were the talk of the town!The evening at 5.00 pm with a hectic line-up music and storytelling.But if you’re a little peckish and want something traditional – there will be stalls giving out sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas treats! Prizes will be given out and the Switch On will take place at 7 pm by the winner of the School Art Competition accompanied by the mayor of Letterkenny; Pascal Blake.Performing on the night are: Fox & Crew, The Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band and Shane McLaughlin.Santa will also be making an appearance on his sleigh pulled by husky dogs!So get along early and wrap up for what promises to be a great night. The Christmas countdown is almost on in Letterkenny. LETTERKENNY TO GET OFFICIALLY SWITCHED ON FOR CHRISTMAS! was last modified: November 28th, 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:Christmas lightsletterkennySwitch onlast_img read more

Senate backs rules on terror suspects

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bush administration officials say the legislation would limit the president’s authority and flexibility in war. But lawmakers from each party have said Congress must provide U.S. troops with clear standards for detaining, interrogating and prosecuting terrorism suspects in light of allegations of mistreatment at Guantanamo Bay and the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “We demanded intelligence without ever clearly telling our troops what was permitted and what was forbidden. And when things went wrong, we blamed them and we punished them,” said McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam. “Our troops are not served by ambiguity. They are crying out for clarity and Congress cannot shrink from this duty,” said McCain, R-Ariz. The Senate was expected to vote on the overall spending bill by week’s end. The House-approved version of it does not include the detainee provisions. It is unclear how much support the measure has in the GOP-run House. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to impose restrictions on the treatment of terrorism suspects, delivering a rare wartime rebuke to President George W. Bush. Defying the White House, senators voted 90-9 to approve an amendment that would prohibit the use of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” against anyone in U.S. government custody, regardless of where they are held. The amendment was added to a $440 billion military spending bill for the budget year that began Oct. 1. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. John McCain, also requires all service members to follow procedures in the Army Field Manual when they detain and interrogate terrorism suspects. last_img read more