Trust the system: Volleyball stars plead for patience

first_imgThe stars of the women’s national volleyball team have asked for more time to develop and play at a world-class level.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PH wants farewell gift for Clarkson MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Out of the medal round and now looking at a seventh-place finish, the Filipino women, led by team captain Aby Maraño and their biggest superstar, Alyssa Valdez, took to their social media accounts to ask people to “trust the system.”And more help is coming their way with Rebisco renewing its ties with the national team, according to top honcho Jonathan Ng.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’“We are really proud of the girls and the coaches and very happy to be part of the team,” Ng said. “Now one thing we really ask is for the LVPI (Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas) to really come up with a serious program and we will be serious in our commitment to support the national team program.”The Philippines lost to World No. 1 China, which didn’t hold its punches, in scoring a 25-15, 25-9, 25-7 rout that sent the country to the qualification round. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “It’s not the results we wanted, but I felt that we are getting there and we just have to trust the system,” said Valdez.“We put up a fight and we didn’t surrender,” wrote Maraño in Filipino in her Instagram account. “It’s still a long way to go but let’s remain patient.”The Philippines returned to Asiad volleyball after a 36-year hiatus.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Committee makes new changes to Civil Procedure Rules

first_img…changes include reforms to process for enforcing judgementsThe Civil Procedure Rules that were implemented in 2016 to simplify the conduct of civil matters in the court system have received a further update, courtesy of the Civil Rules Committee.he High CourtThe Committee has made changes to part 43 (Enforcement of judgements) and to part 53 (Stop notices and charging orders) of the Civil Procedures Rules, in alterations it has cited as the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules of 2019.One of the first changes is to the process for persons complying with court judgements that direct them to pay money or transfer property to the successful applicant. According to Section 43.03 of the amendments, “it is not necessary to make any demand for the money or property, but the person so directed must obey the judgement or order upon being duly served with it without demand.”The new rules also set out that when someone has won a judgement in the court upon certain conditions and they do not comply with these conditions, they are considered to have waived their judgement.It states that “any other person interested in the matter may on breach or non-performance of the condition take either those proceedings as the judgement or order may in the case warrant, or those proceedings as might have been taken if no such judgement or order had been made, unless the court otherwise directs.”Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules speaks to application for writ of possession, in cases where court marshals acting on court orders take possession of specified land or property. Part 43.06 of the amendments states that a judgement for the recovery of, or delivery of possession of land can be enforced by this writ.Part 43.05 meanwhile states that a judgement for the recovery of money may be enforced by writs of seizure and sale of both moveable and immovable property, as well as garnishment orders or an order charging interest in cases where money is held in shares of a company.The Civil Procedure Rules state that in cases where “a person fails to do an act (other than the payment of money) or fails to abstain from doing an act as required by an order, a person may make an application for a Writ of Sequestration (Form 47) against all or part of the person’s real or personal property, which application may be made without notice and in writing.”It defines a Writ of Sequestration as an order providing the marshal with the authority to take possession of property of someone who the court has ruled against and who has to pay money. It also empowers them to collect and hold any income from the property until the person complies with the order. In Part 43.09, it further states that judgements for paying money into the court may be enforced by the Writ of Sequestration or by attachment where it is authorised.The new Civil Procedure Rules are intended to bring Guyana in line with similar rules in the Caribbean. The Rules and legal forms span 187 pages and contain procedures for the settlement of civil matters and making payments both in and out of court. The Rules were touted as having the potential to reduce clogging of the courts by matters that could be settled.last_img read more

An open letter demanding the resignation of Labour

first_imgAn open letter demanding the resignation of Labour’s defence spokesperson Nia Griffith has reached almost 1,500 signatures, after the opposition frontbencher tweeted apparently in support of government proposals to grant veterans immunity from prosecution.Penny Mordaunt, the new Defence Secretary, recently revealed plans to introduce an amnesty for alleged offences committed by British soldiers in the course of duty over 10 years ago. The cabinet is divided over whether this should cover soldiers who served during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.Many Labour members on the left, particularly those interested in the anti-imperialism and anti-militarism traditionally espoused by Jeremy Corbyn, expressed strong opposition to the suggestion when the six-day-old tweet by Griffith gained traction last night.Glad to hear this from the new Defence Sec.The Tories made a commitment to deal with this back in 2017 and it‘s shameful that no action has been taken.Labour will support any proposals that are effective and fair and I look forward to working with @PennyMordaunt on this. https://t.co/2dn2pBDzbr— Nia Griffith MP (@NiaGriffithMP) May 9, 2019An open letter written by two Scottish Labour members, Ewan Gibbs and Michael Muir, criticises the position expressed by Griffith, which it says “legitimates the most reactionary elements of British society”.Addressed to Corbyn, it calls on the national executive committee (NEC) to “discuss and clarify the party’s stance” and demands that the party leadership take action if Griffith refuses to resign.It is understood that a reference to the NEC, a body that usually deals with the application of party rules rather than policy-making, was included in the letter as a way of encouraging NEC members to ask Corbyn whether Griffith’s stance accurately reflects Labour policy.The online letter was promoted by NEC youth rep Lara McNeill, and has been signed by high-profile activists including Momentum chair Jon Lansman, NEC member Huda Elmi and Young Labour’s Marcus Barnett.Although the names have not been updated at the time of writing, LabourList has seen that the letter has attracted almost 1,500 signatures. Most so far are from young Labour members.Young Labour, London Young Labour and Scottish Young Labour have all released statements calling for Griffith’s suspension or resignation from the shadow cabinet.Update, 1.10pm. Momentum has called on Griffith to “retract her statement”:We can’t just give soldiers a blank cheque to commit war crimes. It would dishonour all those soldiers and civilians who have been killed in war and we have to hold our military to the highest standards. @NiaGriffithMP was totally wrong and should retract her statement.— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) May 16, 2019LabourList has requested comment from the Labour press office but none has been offered at this time.Tags:Penny Mordaunt /Nia Griffith /Lara McNeill /Defence policy /last_img read more

MIKE Rush has thrown down the gauntlet to his char

first_imgMIKE Rush has thrown down the gauntlet to his charges to carry on winning – or be pulled into a battle for the lower playoff places.Speaking ahead of this Friday’s clash with seventh-placed Hull KR, Saints Acting Head Coach wants to continue the run of form that has seen them climb to fourth in the table.“Would we have taken fourth when we took over? We probably would have,” he said. “What you’re asking me is if I would have taken two defeats in 12 league games or so… then I’m sure we would have.“But we have a real test this Friday, Hull KR are playing well and alongside Wigan and us, are one of the form teams in the competition. We will need to make sure we are at our very best. Michael Dobson, Ben Galea and Craig Hall are all playing well for them and even though they have lost Kris Welham and Rhys Lovegrove they are still a class side.“The eight will be tight right up until the end of the season and it is up to us to keep winning, stay in there and not get dragged into a battle for fifth to eighth.”Saints came through the 32-10 win over Salford with Rush highlighting the backline of Paul Wellens, Tommy Makinson and Francis Meli as “outstanding”.“They were great on Friday I thought,” he continued. “Francis Meli was really physical and a real handful and was complemented by Tommy Makinson who is lightning fast. Paul Wellens backed all that up really well. It was great to get a win at a place we normally struggle at.“It was good to see Lee Gaskell get some game time too but he knows he has to keep working hard. He probably has to work harder than anyone in the starting 17 at the moment as when you are on the outer you have to work harder than those on the inner to break through.“Sometimes it isn’t easy to knock someone over when you are winning games but I thought he did well at the weekend. Lee has been with us since he was 11 and I am a big fan; if I wasn’t I wouldn’t have signed him, but people have to understand he is still young and he still needs game sense and work on other facets of his game.“Jamie Foster is the same really but probably has a tougher task. Adam Swift has had a run in the team and has done well. Tommy Makinson and Francis Meli are in great form and Ade Gardner, up until his injury, was the best of all of them. You have to feel for Ade there, he was outstanding against Leeds and Warrington.“We’re doing well for wingers at the moment so Jamie has to work hard. He has to do something special in the under 20s to knock somebody over in the first team.”Tickets for the match are still on sale by visiting the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more