Baclao grateful for eight-year PBA career despite its ‘ups and downs’

first_img“I think I’ll just keep moving forward and just keep doing whatever that needs to be done.”Baclao’s PBA career is far from perfect after he bounced around six teams in his first six years in the league but found a home as a defensive role player with Alaska in 2015.READ: Seldom-used Noy Baclao finally delivers for AlaskaHe did, however, become a champion in 2011 with San Miguel in the Governors’ Cup.Baclao said he’s just happy he’s reached this long in the PBA, despite not getting extended minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Baclao became the top overall pick in 2008 and was chosen ahead of that time the higher-touted Rabeh Al-Hussaini who called the move to pick him no. 2 as  “an insult.”But nearly a decade since, Baclao has nonetheless enjoyed a solid PBA career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Baclao taken No. 1 over Al-Hussaini“The way my career has been going, I’m sure there are ups and downs,” said Baclao in Filipino after his Alaska Aces beat Phoenix 108-97 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “It’s just gratifying that I reached eight years in the league even though I’m not used that often,” said Baclao who had 15 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks in his eighth-anniversary game. “I will just have to play harder since I already have a family of my own.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img LATEST STORIES It’s been eight years since Noy Baclao featured in one of the more memorable drafts in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Heptathlete wins Asian gold with 12 toes—and calls for new shoes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

The Jealous Husband

first_imgOnce upon a time, there was a man named Korto. He was so jealous and suspicious he harbored the thought every man in the village was in love with his wife. It was said that you could scarcely smile at the woman in his presence than he would fly into a fit of rage.If he had been any other man than himself, people would have laughed at him. But he was Korto, and they cowered with fear at the sight of him. He was a very huge man, with muscles that stood out on his chest. His arms looked like giant clubs at his sides. And he was all too willing for a fight, which no other man in the village could stomach, because Korto was a very strong man. Thus the villagers, particularly the men – and Korto distrusted even the women – kept clear of Korto’s wife whenever he was around.Bendu, for that was the wife’s name, was an extremely beautiful woman. At twenty-four, she was slightly built, full breasted, with a neck that was as graceful as a swan’s. Her teeth sparkled like stars and her waist was very slim, with big buttocks that swayed heavily. But unlike Korto, who was short-tempered, suspicious and kept to himself, Bendu was easy-going and sociable, especially when Korto was away on his farms, which were bigger than any other farms in the villages and towns in Voinjama. Often, Bendu would go to the neighboring villages to visit her friends, and at other times they would pay her a visit as well, plaiting hair, playing ludo, and gossiping. No one ever told Korto about these goings-on because they hated him as much as they feared him. But although Bendu was fond of the villagers, she was not a dishonest wife. She had never cheated on her husband and was always obedient to him except that she disliked his intolerance and would often urge him to make friends in the village. Even so, Korto kept his eyes on her as best as he could and often thought she was cheating on him behind his back.One day Korto left one of his farms earlier than was expected. He had had a bad headache, and was growing dizzy as he cleared underbrush for the yam he was going to plant. He was approaching his hut from a distance when he stopped in his tracks, and froze. Listening instantly, like a dog sensing an intruder, he heard excited laughter and conversation inside his hut, as though the whole village had gathered in his home. He couldn’t believe it. A feeling of rage turned his blood to fire.Suddenly Bendu came running out of the hut, a young man at her heels. Korto stared in shocked silence. Hardly believing his eyes, he watched as his wife fell to the ground and on top of her came the young man. They rolled over, Bendu’s legs in the air, while the young man tickled her sides and she exploded into laughter.Gripping his cutlass, Korto ran toward them. By the time the young man saw him coming it was too late. Korto’s cutlass slashed into his back. He screamed at the top of his lungs and fell off Bendu. Korto raised his cutlass to finish him. Bendu, shocked almost out of her senses, wept and pleaded with him.Just at that moment, out of Korto’s hut came three women and a man walking on tiptoes. They had heard the young man screamed, and had grown as terrified as he was. Now they tried to slip away as quickly as possible before Korto could set eyes on them.But they had only gone a few steps from the door. Korto spun round, almost by instinct, and came charging toward them. They fled. Korto was after them in a flash, screaming his rage. He would have caught one of the women, but he went after the man, who could run faster than he. By the time he had chased the man down the road, and then lose him into a bush on the outskirts of the village, the women had already gotten away.Returning to his hut breathless, his heart pounding hard in his chest and more furious than ever, Korto swore to himself he would kill the young man. But when he reached his hut the young man had gotten away as well. So he turned on Bendu. He took her into the hut and beat her unmercifully. And then he fell asleep, for his headache had grown so bad he felt as though his head was being pounded inside with mortar pestles.But moments later Korto came out of his hut. He had heard people shouting his name and threatening to kill him. It was the village chief and elders. Behind them walked a mob carrying crude weapons. Korto saw them from a distance, and immediately rushed back into his hut. He came back outside with his cutlass. He stood in the yard and waited, breathing heavily, his eyes blazing.But as the mob drew nearer to Korto, their angry threats of “Korto must die!” fell to whispers. The people had grown suddenly afraid. They had seen Korto gripping his cutlass, his feet wide apart, and looked so malevolent they knew he was the devil. Eventually the mob, together with the village chief and elders, reached Korto. The chief raised his hands for quiet, and the mob fell silent.Surveying the sea of faces in front of him, the village chief asked, “Where is Mr. Sakor?”A short, rotund and bearded man appeared in front of the chief. He was gripping a stout stick, and livid with rage. Korto looked at him and smiled. He could crush him. But Korto knew the man had been brave enough to carry a stick intending to beat him because he, Korto, was outnumbered by the mob. Korto told himself he would deal with him later.“Mr. Sakor is the father of the boy whose back you chopped, Korto,” the chief said. “Now, what have you got to tell him?”“I’ve got nothing to tell him,” said Korto calmly.“Nothing at all.”Instantly there were shouts of rage. A few reckless men tried to grab Korto. But he stood immobile like a mountain. His eyes were still aflame, and his hand gripped his cutlass so tight his knuckles turned white. “Silence! Silence, my people! Silence, I say!” the chief bellowed over the noise of the mob. “We’ve come to speak to Korto and not to kill him.”But it was only after a few moments that the mob quieted, and the village chief could speak once more.Turning to Korto, the village chief said, “Haven’t you got anything at all to say to the young man’s father? Haven’t you got any remorse for what you’ve done?”“I’ve got nothing to say to him,” Korto repeated firmly. “And I don’t have any remorse. His son lookedfor it.”“What do you mean, his son looked for it?” asked the village chief.“I caught him with my wife,” said Korto.“Where they in your bed?” asked the chief.“No.”“So how come you chopped him?”Korto told the chief, the elders and all the people what had happened.The chief called Bendu. When she appeared in front of him, he asked, “Bendu, you’ve heard your husband, haven’t you?’“I heard him, all right,” said Bendu, who had a black eye from the beating she had received from Korto.“Now, are you in an affair with Mr. Sakor’s son?” the chief asked.“Of course not,” said Bendu. “He and those people were only my friends, and they came here to play ludo with me.”Turning back to Korto, the chief said, “So you can see that you were wrong to think the young man was your wife’s lover.”“The way he was playing with my wife, “said Korto, “could have infuriated any man.”“But that is no reason to try to kill someone, especially when you hadn’t caught him in bed with your wife. And the fact that the young man and Bendu came out into the yard to play, so that everyone else could see them, was only harmless. Besides, those other people were present in your hut at the time, weren’t they?”“I didn’t know until they’d come out of my hut.”“Well, you should have grabbed the young man and given him a little beating. Surely that would have thought him never to flirt with your wife again. But you nearly succeeded in killing him. And the extent of the damage you’ve caused is terrible. Your rusty cutlass tore through his back and into his spinal cord.”There was a collective gasp of disbelief, and once more the mob shouted for blood.Again the village chief raised his hands for silence, and then waited a full minute for the shouts to subside.Glaring at Korto, he said finally, “Your wife has been loyal and faithful to you ever since you came into this village eight years ago. Isn’t that so?”“How would I know?” said Korto. “I don’t have eyes to see behind my back. Besides, I’m often away on my farms. And the fact that she should have brought someone into my hut, though I’ve often warned her to have nothing whatsoever to do with anyone else, especially in my presence, shows what a faithless and disloyal wife she is.” “Your wife is only human, Korto,” the village chief said, “and one would expect her to have friends. But you’re so jealous and suspicious, a man can scarcely look at your wife, you would immediately accuse him of being her lover. It is outrageous, and poses a threat to everyone. And that includes you. Look at what you’ve done to a poor young man.”But Korto only glared at the village chief and cursed under his breath.“Now,” said the village chief, “you’ll pay a prize for what you’ve done. Come tomorrow morning, you’ll carry a goat, twelve hens, and five thousand dollars to Mr. Sakor, so as to pacify him. Then you’ll take his son to a medicine man so that he can be cured, and now. If the young man recovers from his wound but is badly disabled, you’ll bring him into your hut and be entirely responsible for him; while you pay a monthly sum of five thousand dollars to his father for a period of five years. If he dies, you’ll be tried for murder and hanged.”With that, the village chief and elders departed, the mob following them.Korto took the young man to a medicine man and did everything that was expected of him. Fortunately, after a few months treatment, the young man was considerably cured, though he walked with a slight limp. But since that wasn’t as bad as the village chief had thought, Korto paid an additional ten thousand dollars to the young man’s father. And then, on his own, he gave him five bags of yams and another goat, apparently feeling remorse for what he had done. After that the matter was sealed.But if Korto had known a little peace in the village, now he knew nothing but terror. The people began to hate him worse. Even they were bold enough now to come into his face and threaten to kill him. Once or twice, he had been lying asleep in his hammock in front of his hut when someone had thrown rocks and cut him on the forehead. He hadn’t seen them because it was too late at night to make out anything but shadows. And they had taken to relieving themselves right in front of his hut at night. And sometimes in his wife’s fire hearth. And they would throw rocks on top of the corrugated zinc when he and his wife were asleep. Besides, each morning when he went to his farms now, he found his rice and crops almost destroyed And so Korto became afraid, in spite of himself. He knew the villagers would kill him if he didn’t get out of there in a flash. One night he called Bendu and told her his plans.“My dear wife,” said Korto, and there was sorrow in his voice, “let’s leave the village at once, so that these people wouldn’t kill us. You’ve seen how they have acted ever since the incident with the young man. Sooner or later someone will burn us alive while we’re asleep.”“But where else can we go?” asked Bendu. “We’ve lived in this village for so long. I doubt neighboring villages would welcome us, now that you’ve made yourself an enemy of the people so that your very name has become a curse.”“That is nothing,” said Korto as he glared at his wife. “We will go and live in the forest where no one else will bother us.”“And what will become of our farms?” asked Bendu as tears stood in her eyes.“We will leave them here,” said Korto, “and let the villagers do to them whatever is pleasing to their eyes. There’s nothing there already, because they have stolen and destroyed everything. Once we go to the forest, I’ll become a hunter. Even I could use the gun to protect us from intruders.”The obedient and faithful wife she was, Bendu nodded as tears streamed out of her eyes. She packed a few of their belongings and, together with her husband, departed for the forest.”To be cont’d.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement: What we need to know and what…

first_imgBy Abraham Zaqi Kromah ( joined other African countries in singing the long awaited African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). But what exactly is this agreement and what does it mean for president Weah’s audacious “Economic diplomacy” agenda?Weah announced plans of focusing his administration’s international policies on “Economic Diplomacy”, and has taken his boldest step by joining other African countries in signing a landmark agreement that seeks to promote intra-African trade. The AfCFTA deal is the biggest multilateral free trade agreement since the establishment of the World trade organization (WTO) in 1995, and it aims at “closer African Economic Integration” through continental free trade commitments. The deal is a commitment towards reducing trade barriers such as the removal of import duties and other non-tariff barriers as a means of boosting increased trade among African nations, the kind of trade this continent has long been in need of.As of 2016, the statistics made for a dismal reading of only 10% intra-African trade and this deal could drastically improve the numbers and correct this “historical anomaly”, as David Luke, coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at UNECA, succinctly puts it.The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has estimated the implementation of the agreement could increase intra-African trade by up to 52 percent in the next five years.This agreement could possibly rival the WTO, an organization that has mostly benefitted developed economies and thwarted the growth of developing economies.This free trade agreement will have a significant impact in facilitating the cross-border flow of goods and services.A thorough implementation of AfCFTA will bring together a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $2 trillion and help grow African economies and trade within the region.In the case of Liberia, this agreement comes at the right time.Trump’s recent tariff increase on iron ore will hit our Economy very hard as USA remains Liberia’s major iron ore export partner, but this African free trade agreement could help us redirect and make use of the African market. We remain the second highest exporter of Iron ore in Africa behind only South Africa, so this deal could give us access to an African market that has a combined iron ore imports figure of 334.7 million dollars. This is already a significant figure which could further increase as a result of possible investment in Africa’s cross-border infrastructure to give fulcrum to the agreement. With robust plans Liberia will be poised to become a major supplier in the African iron ore markets.Our Rubber industry could also significantly benefit from this intra-African free trade agreement.Just like the Iron ore industry, we are also the second major rubber exporter in Africa. We can become a major supplier of rubber in the African market which has an estimated combined rubber import figure of 112.2 million dollars.This means that our two major exports will have access to a market that is worth approximately half a billion dollars. It is a significant market which could translate into additional jobs for our people and stimulate growth.This ‘larger-market-agreement ‘and its possible supporting infrastructure and technological development could also spur industrialization. This will also create further jobs and help diversify our economy, an economy that has largely been dependent on raw materials. On the other hand, Liberia, as a non-oil producing nation, petroleum products account for the largest share of our imports. Africa has a good number of oil producing countries including Nigeria, Angola and so on. This African free trade deal which calls for a reduction in tariff will mean lower spending on Liberia’s importation of petroleum products as a result of reduction in the prices. This will help in reducing our negative balance of trade.However, it is worth mentioning that multilateral trade liberalization agreements come with some challenges, and the AfCFTA is not an exception.President Weah will need to look into policies that will assist local workers and businesses when competition increases from other African entities. Africa’s more advanced countries could hold some advantages with their “developed manufacturing capabilities”, and the CDC led government will have to think about building productive domestic manufacturing capacities.Another thing president Weah will need to look into is the development of a more skilled Liberian workforce that will be adaptable to the demands of this new ‘Africanization’, as competition tends to have a very detrimental impact on a low-skilled workforce.  There will also be a need for the possible creation of social policies for those who may lose jobs due to increased competition.But this is an incredible deal that in fact exempts “sensitive items”-albeit temporarily- from the tariff reduction plan.  But the CDC led government will need to be careful and conduct  expert consultations on those “sensitive items” for exemption.Overall, this African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement is exactly what our crumbling economy needs and with Liberia joining this deal just two months into the CDC administration, it is safe to say that King Weah knows exactly what he is doing!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Security Concerns close North Peace Secondary School

first_imgPhoto:  The RCMP were parked outside of NPSS this morning investigating a security issue – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caStudents at North Peace Secondary School are getting an unscheduled holiday today, due to what are initially being sighted as rumored security concerns.- Advertisement -There are few details at this time but just minutes ago District 60 superintendent Larry Espe, issued this statement…[asset|aid=2671|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cba07ffbc973bfc3bdc56bb61e6c6181-Espe_2_Pub.mp3] There have a number of contradictory reports, as to what police may be investigating, but none of them has yet been confirmed.Just after 8am, the School District posted the following message on it’s website.Advertisement *”**Classes at North Peace Senior Secondary School **have been cancelled today, Friday, March 19 **in order that we might thoroughly investigate some safety concerns that have been reported to staff and the RCMP.  We are exercising extreme caution as we work to determine whether there is any real threat to student and staff safety.  Further information will be forthcoming.”*last_img read more

Harambee Stars nominated for CAF awards

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga, with a crowd of fans behind him celebrates his goal against Ethiopia during the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30 – Harambee Stars has been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Men’s national team of the year award.Kenya has been nominated alongside Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The nomination comes following Kenya’s outstanding performances in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers where the Stars picked up seven points from three matches. The team is thus in prime position for a place in next year’s continental showpiece.Further, Stars came second at the Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, a four-nation tournament that also had Chinese Taipei and New Zealand taking part.The final awards gala will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Dakar, Senegal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal coroner has asked Gardai to issue arrest warrants to more than 20 people who failed to turn up for jury service.Coroner John Cannon was forced to delay an inquest into the deaths of two young men for more than an hour because not gather a jury.The families of tragic Seamus McBride, 25, and PJ Crerand were forced to wait along with a number of Gardai and other witnesses while a jury was found. Coroner Cannon, who was sitting at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court yesterday, was finally able to start the double-inquest when he mustered six jury members.He revealed that a total of 30 possible jury members had been contacted but just two had come forward to Gardai to say they could not attend.Coroner Cannon said this was simply not acceptable.He said people seemed to think that it was their decision if they decided to turn up but it was not.He reminded the court that people had an obligation under law to appear when summoned for jury duty.He reminded the court that the penalty for non-attendance by a jury member was a fine of €500.He instructed Garda Sgt Brigid McGowan, who was conducting the inquest for the State, to arrange to have the arrest warrants issued to the members of the public who did not appear for jury service.CORONER ORDERS ARREST WARRANTS FOR NON-SHOW JURY MEMBERS was last modified: September 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrest warrantscoronerinquestJohn Cannonjurylast_img read more


first_imgA number of well-known faces are set to take part in this year’s North West 10k in Letterkenny on May 6th next. The identities of the three main charities to benefit from this year’s event will be announced at the official launch of the 2012 event in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night next, March 12th.All other charities taking part in the event must register with the 10k committee and are invited to come along on the launch night to confirm their participation. Their fundraising activities will also benefit from registration as the names of all the participating charities will be included on the 10k website and the organizing committee will also be available to offer advice in the lead up to the event.A number of high profile names in the county are taking part in the walk and run with official confirmation of their participation expected shortly. The launch takes place on next Monday, March 12th in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 7 p.m. sharp.Organisers are hoping the event draws a record crowd.  WELL KNOWN FACES SET TO LINE UP FOR NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:North West 10klast_img read more

Golf: Reid victorious during Captain’s competition at Narin/Portnoo

first_imgThere is a very old saying “everything comes to those who wait” and that is very true for the winner of the Sean Hanrahans Captains prize last weekend, Harry Reid has been playing golf at Narin & Portnoo for 44 years and is probably the most consistant golfer in the club but the Captain’s has always eluded him until he finally hit the jackpot last weekend with a score of 75 over the two days gave him a four shot win over Pauric Brennan.Results Captains Competition23rd/24th July 1st Harry Reid (8) 38+37 = 75,2nd Pauric Brennan (12) 40+31=71b.o.t. ,3rd Manus Boyle Jnr. (6) 38+33=71,Gross Willie Quinn (8) 54 Gross,4th Fr.Adrian Gavigan (9) 39+30=69,5th Enda Murphy (20) 38+31=69,Cat A Damien Campbell (11) 37+31=68,Cat B Stephen McGinley (12) 31+36=65,Cat C Seamus Byrne (23) 37+31=68,Best Sunday Paul Ryan (13) 40pts, Best Past Captain Aidan O’Connell (14) 33+32=65,Captains Prize to the ladies Bernie Tonry (22) 69,Mixed Foursomes John Quinn/Angela Boyle 34pts,Best Visitor Finin Mac a Bhaird 32ptsOpen week continues to Monday 1st August with fantastic prizes to be won in the weekend competitionsGolf: Reid victorious during Captain’s competition at Narin/Portnoo was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:captains competitiongolfGolf notesNarin-Portnoolast_img read more

Giuseppe Meazza, the World Cup icon but definitely no saint

first_img 2 2 Giuseppe Meazza collects the trophy as Italy captain in 1938 There are two weeks until the World Cup begins and is down to the final 14 of its look at the tournament’s iconic players.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.14) Giuseppe Meazza: Italy, forward (1934 and 1938)“Having him on the team was like starting the game 1-0 up,” said Vittorio Pozzo, coach of the 1934 and 1938 World Cup-winning teams, of Meazza. The inside forward was the creative heart of his Italy sides, but definitely no saint. Renowned for sleeping at a brothel the night before a game, he marked the 1934 final by punching Czech rival Rudolf Krcil in the liver.When he captained his country during their world title defence at France 1938, he was in his prime with 28 goals in 30 matches for Inter. His only goal of the finals, though, came from the penalty spot in the 2-1 semi-final win over Brazil, and proved to be his last in the famous blue jersey. His value to the side was undiminished, however, with the lion’s share of top scoring Silvio Piola’s five goals being set up by the skipper. The Italians retained their crown with a handsome 4-2 defeat of Hungary in Paris. talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.MORE ICONS: 1970 Brazil captain Carlos Albertolast_img read more


first_imgA hugely-awaited poll of voters in the Letterkenny and Milford areas will show a rise in support for non-party candidates.The Tribune’s poll is hotly awaited by many.The poll, carried out by the Tirconaill Tribune newspaper, interviewed more than 500 people on Thursday and Friday last.There has been a huge interest in the poll which also shows that many are still undecided as to how they will vote when the poll was taken 14 days ahead of voting. The poll also suggests that FF and FG may lose a substantial base of their first preference vote.Adding to the profile of uncertainty is the expectation that the vast majority of undecided voters are intent on voting for non-party names.There are six outgoing Cllrs. contesting the new ten seat electoral area and with at least four new names about to become members of the Council, there is huge interest in their possible identity.It is believed that Fianna Fail is in pole position to hold at least two of their current seats with Fine Gael battling to contain their losses and Sinn Fein is not exactly setting the place alight with its current performance. The final details of the poll will be verified tonight by a representative of the accountancy firm of Stewart and MacLochlainn.In the past 24 hours the Tribune has received a record number of queries about the outcome of the poll: but the details will not be revealed ahead of the paper’s publication later in the week. ELECTION POLL SHOWS LATE RISE IN SUPPORT FOR NON-PARTY CANDIDATES was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:ElectionspollTirconaill Tribunelast_img read more