Loaded enough?

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Busy 2018 for volleyball Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson As one of the traditional heavyweights in the league, TNT KaTropa enters the PBA season with a mission of dismantling a dynasty—or at least nip a looming one in the bud.But does it have enough in its arsenal to achieve that goal?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The KaTropa get a chance to measure themselves early as they make their Philippine Cup debut on Friday, clashing with Rain or Shine at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome.TNT’s core has added a year’s experience and management has brought in some more help in the middle by tapping Norbert Torres.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd the question that continues to pop into everyone’s minds is: Would that be enough to finally bring down defending three-time champion San Miguel Beer and rising powerhouse Barangay Ginebra?“For sure, what we have (this season) is an upgrade from the previous one,” coach Nash Racela told the Inquirer after practice on Thursday, referring to the lineup that bowed out in the Final Four last season. MOST READ Rain or Shine will provide an early gauge for the KaTropa, having an abundance of size in Raymond Almazan, Jewel Ponferada and Beau Belga and an explosive backcourt made up of Maverick Ahanmisi and Jericho Cruz.“They played very well in the preseason,” Racela said. “They will definitely be a handful.”Meanwhile, Meralco debuts against Blackwater in the 4:15 p.m. opener.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “But then again, when you look at the whole league, every team got stronger.“I’m sure it (our lineup) is still not enough,” Racela added when asked if the KaTropa could match up man-for-man with the Beermen and the Gin Kings. “But that has been our story, even if we’re underdogs, we try and find ways to win.”Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy, the top rookies in the last two years, tucked not only another year of pro experience under their belts but international action as well as mainstays of the Gilas Pilipinas crew.How they fare will obviously tell on the KaTropa’s chances as TNT comes into another season with point guard Jayson Castro as its franchise player.TNT has one of the oldest cores in the league with Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams and Harvey Carey, that’s why the arrival of the 6-foot-6 Torres comes as a whiff of fresh air as the former La Salle center in the UAAP can help with the chores in the shaded lane.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 “I thought we played with a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “Our mindset was right where it needs to be. It’s defending and passing the ball. It was a simple game plan but they did it with great effort, great passion. Now we just need to keep doing it.”Markieff Morris matched his season high with 23 points while making four 3-pointers. Frazier had a season-high 14 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think everybody just picked up the slack for John Wall not playing,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.Wall, selected to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve Tuesday, was held out due to a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee. He missed nine games earlier in the season with soreness in the knee. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney (5) crashes into Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi as he goes to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. APATLANTA — With John Wall held out with a sore knee, Washington’s winning game plan was executed to near perfection by his backups.Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier combined for 21 assists with only three turnovers and Washington used balanced scoring and strong 3-point shooting for a 129-104 runaway victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Wizards pulled away with an 11-2 run to open the second quarter. Kelly Oubre Jr. opened the quarter with a powerful left-handed jam and free throw. Oubre, who had 15 points, capped the run with a 3-pointer for a 38-20 lead.Washington’s superior long-range shooting was decisive. While Atlanta made only 2 of its first 16 3-pointers, the Wizards made 10 of 17 in the first half and led 61-45 at the break. Morris made each of his three 3s in the half and four of five for the game.Satoransky, making his first start of the season, sank a 3-pointer for the first points of the game. He had 11 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Wizards, who had lost two straight and four of five, pulled away with a strong start to the second quarter and never trailed.“No offense to Atlanta, but we’re a lot better team than they are,” Morris said. “They’re a young team.”Mike Scott, who began his career in Atlanta, had 19 points. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. each had 18 for Washington.Washington made 18 3-pointers, matching its high mark for the season.Taurean Prince, Tyler Dorsey and Dewayne Dedmon each had 14 points to lead Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Tatum scores 24, Celtics edge Knicks

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But he missed the first and the Knicks couldn’t grab the rebound when he intentionally missed the third.Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each added 16 points for the Celtics, who rebounded from their loss in Toronto on Friday night. They won despite giving Gordon Hayward a night off to rest his surgically repaired left ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for the Knicks, who lost rookie Kevin Knox to a sprained left ankle in the first quarter. Enes Kanter had 17 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out of their second two-point loss in two nights.The Celtics are considered one of the Eastern Conference favorites but coach Brad Stevens said the Raptors were clearly better now and Boston needed to improve after Toronto’s 113-101 victory Friday night. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 14: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics warms up before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on October 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Jayson Tatum had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics withstood his careless foul with 1.9 seconds left to beat the New York Knicks 103-101 on Saturday night.Tatum had just given the Celtics a three-point lead with two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and the Knicks called their final timeout. They had trouble getting the ball inbounded from the sideline, and Knicks guard Trey Burke had to race into the backcourt to retrieve it as the clocked ran down. He pulled up for a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc and Tatum jumped to contest it, fouling Burke for three free throws that could have tied it.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img On Saturday night, they were just good enough to beat the rebuilding Knicks.The Celtics looked sharp early in racing to a 26-10 lead Saturday and still had a double-digit cushion midway through the second quarter before Damyean Dotson’s second straight 3-pointer trimmed it to 50-48 by halftime.Boston seemed to be regaining control early in the fourth quarter but again the Knicks came back, tying it at 89 on consecutive 3-pointers by Hardaway. But Irving had five points and an assist in a 7-0 burst that put the Celtics on top again and they held on from there, with Tatum hitting a tough turnaround jumper with 21 seconds left and missing a dunk earlier in the possession.TIP-INSCeltics: Aron Baynes got the start with Hayward out and scored 10 points. But he played only 12 minutes before leaving with a sore right hamstring. … Jaylen Brown was only 2 for 9, finishing with seven points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks: Coach David Fizdale said G Courtney Lee would see specialists Monday after experiencing neck spasms that went down into his chest. Lee was sidelined throughout the preseason by a neck injury. … Kanter became the first Knick since Zach Randolph (2007-08) to start the season with three straight double-doubles.KNOX KNOCKED OUTKnox was driving for a layup on a fast break when his ankle appeared to roll badly as he was fouled by Terry Rozier III. Knox stayed on the court briefly, appearing in pain, then was carried off by a pair of teammates.Because the No. 9 pick wasn’t able to shoot the free throws, he was, by rule, forced to miss the remainder of the game. The Knicks said X-rays on his ankle were negative.HAYWARD’S HEALTHCeltics coach Brad Stevens said there wasn’t a plan to rest Hayward on back-to-backs, but his minutes are being watched and he’s being evaluated on a game-by-game basis. He said Hayward, who broke his ankle last year in the season opener, was just experiencing general soreness Saturday and didn’t think it was anything overly concerning.UP NEXTCeltics: Host Orlando on Monday night.Knicks: Visit Milwaukee on Monday night. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments Messi out 3 weeks with broken arm as Barcelona regains La Liga lead Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Hire car driver found hanging after being locked out of house

first_imgA hire car driver, who was refused entry into his home because he was drunk, allegedly ended his life with a rope.On Thursday morning, the lifeless body of Mahendra Sewnarine was found hanging by the neck from a rope suspended from a support beam under the house.Mahendra SewnarineThe 25-year-old taxi driver on Number 79 Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) got home at 00:01h on Thursday morning, reportedly intoxicated. That is according to his common-law wife Nandanie Kokil. The discovery was made at 06:00h by a neighbour who had gone to the shop situated on the same premises. “I look and I see the hammock not there and when I look over there, I see he hanging and I run out of the yard…” the neighbour related.Kokil said it was not the first time her husband came home in that state. She told this publication that, on some occasions, he would remain in the hammock and sleep and other times when he is allowed into the house, he would get something to eat and then go to bed. “Because of how he does behave sometimes, I don’t open the door and he would sleep in the hammock,” she said.According to the 23-year-old widow, on several occasions, Sewnarine threaded to take his own life. “When he sober up the next day, I would tell him to stop drinking… Sometimes when he drunk he would say that he gon kill himself, but when we talking the next day, I would tell him to stop drinking, if he know rum will bring problem,” the grieving woman said.Relatives of Sewnarine who reside at Number 69 Village – where he lived previously – have related that on many occasions after working, the now dead man would be seen drinking and when he goes home, he preferred to stay outside in a hammock.Kokil said her husband left home at about 17:00h on Wednesday to wash his car and returned seven hours later intoxicated.He leaves to mourn his wife, mother, father and sister. His brother died two years ago after ingesting a poisonous substance.last_img read more

PYJ’s Expulsion from Nimba Caucus Lifted

first_imgThe Nimba County 53rd Legislative Caucus has lifted the expulsion of Senator Prince Y. Johnson from the County lawmaking body.Speaking during the induction ceremony of Nimba Superintendent, Mr. Fohn Zuaglay, Nimba Caucus Chair, Senator Thomas Grupee, announced that Sen. Johnson is being accepted back into the caucus as an advisor.Sen. Grupee’s remarks came after outgoing Supt. Dagadu acknowledged to the new administration that one of the challenges facing the county is the lack of unity among the citizens of Nimba.The outgoing Superintendent’s statement was soon buttressed by Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly, who said during the installation address, “If Nimba united, it would be a more powerful county than the remaining 14 counties of Liberia.”Sen. Johnson, who did not say whether he agreed or disagreed, told Nimbaians at the ceremony that his removal from the caucus was “illegal and undemocratic.”He also said at the time of his removal few months ago, the Caucus insulted him through the media saying that he was “mentally ill and not fit to be part of them” and cautioned the caucus to reconsider their decision to lift the “so-called expulsion if they feel the need to seek medical advice concerning his senses.”Senator Prince Johnson previously served as the Caucus Chairman until Sen. Thomas Grupee from his NUDP party ‘took’ the chairmanship. A move Sen. Grupee said was done to allow Sen. Johnson time to prepare for the 2014 senatorial election.Last year, Sen. Johnson was expelled from the Nimba Legislative Caucus over disagreements between him and a majority of the Caucus members.One of the issues that brought confusion among members of the caucus was pertaining to the scraps around the ArcelorMittal Concessional area in Yekapa.Up this date, the issue is yet to be resolved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

High Court finds Govt breached Region 5 farmers’ rights

first_imgRevocation of leases…awards $6.5M in damages, costsFive rice farmers who sued the State over the cancellation of their leases by the Mahaica Maichony Abary/Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) have been vindicated by the High Court.Farmers back in 2017 protesting increases in land rental fees by the MMA/ADAIt was the familiar court battle between former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and his successor, Basil Williams, who was named as a respondent on behalf of the State. In the court ruling handed down by Justice Priya Seenarine-Beharry, farmer Sonita Bristol of West Coast Berbice (WCB) was awarded $1 million as damages and $300,000 in costs.The court ruled that the revocation of her lease was null and void and granted injunctions preventing the MMA/ADA from moving against her land. It also ordered the third named respondent to give up the land.Bristol, whose land was located south of the MMA main canal in Number 40 Village, West Coast Berbice, claimed in her affidavit that she learnt of her lease being cancelled without notice on March 18, 2016, through a notice in the newspaper. She subsequently learned that her land was occupied by Nigel Gordon, the third named respondent in her claim.Meanwhile, a similar ruling was made in the case of Chalyn Ann McKalman, who took Attorney General Basil Williams, on behalf of the State, the MMA/ADA and Mark and Joseph Ross to court over her land.In the cases of Sharon Solomon, Fariel Johnson and Doreen Monah, they were also awarded $1 million in damages and $300,000 in costs. Monah, in particular, argued in her affidavit that after being dispossessed of her land by the MMA/ADA, it was awarded to other people.In Solomon’s affidavit, she detailed that before her lease was revoked, her land was occupied by the Seafield Co-op, which rented her land to a farmer known as “Big bull”. This farmer, the affidavit states, was forcefully removed from said land by the Co-op, which instead of giving it to her, rented it to the fourth named respondent, Lincoln Samaroo.Besides awarding them their damages and costs, the court also issued an injunction restraining MMA/ADA from interfering with the farmers’ land.It was only in 2015 that another set of farmers – Phillip Johnson, Rupert Blackman and Rawle Miller – had filed legal action against the MMA/ADA, challenging the cancellation of State land leases in the rear of Seafield, West Coast Berbice.The farmers had claimed that the leases were granted by former President Donald Ramotar and only the Head of State has the right to make such a cancellation.After months of hearing, former Chief Justice Ian Chang in February of 2016 quashed the cancellation of the leases in favour of the farmers.However, the farmers said they were subsequently informed by General Manager of MMA/ADA Aubrey Charles that President Granger has cancelled their leases. Besides their leases being revoked, farmers also had to deal with land rental fee increases.last_img read more

Airline strike may not directly affect Peace Region

first_imgHoever, she warns those who are travelling to consistently check their flight schedules, as the work stoppage could create delays in major airports where a strike is occurring. Patrons flying Air Canada may possibly have to deal with delays in the near future.Recently, there has been talk about a potential strike for Air Canada employees, specifically those working in Customer service departments such as call center agents, ticket agents and airport customer service agents.- Advertisement -Fortunately, even if a strike does occur, it will not directly impact flights arriving and departing from the North Peace Regional Airport, as Air Canada Jazz is the primary airline used from that airport.Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz share the same union; however they do not share a collective agreement.Therefore, the only effects the strike could have on people travelling to and from Fort St. John would be with their connecting flights in airports such as Vancouver and Calgary, where a majority of connections are made.Moira Green, Manager of the North Peace Regional Airport, says the strike wouldn’t have too much of a direct impact on Air Canada Jazz and people flying out of Fort St. John.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kenya to face Zambia in Copa AFCON semi

first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s, Salim Badi, tries to dribble past Uganda’s, Francis Kayondo during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Uganda, 1-0.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – Kenya’s St. Anthony’s Boys Kitale will square out with Zambia in the semi-finals of the inaugural edition of the Copa Coca-Cola African Cup of Nations on Friday after both sides won their quarter final matches by identical 1-0 scores on Thursday.Kenya’s St. Anthony continued with their unbeaten run in the tournament, though they were forced to work hard by the Ugandans with Jacob Onyango’s second half goal finally proving to be the difference. Uganda started the game strongly and settled quickly. In the opposite corner, Kenya number one Issa Emuria did well to deny Ronald Kaye from a set piece in the second minute.Two minutes later it was Kenya’s turn to attack but midfielder Lucas Maina failed to keep his shot on target. Emuria was again called into action in the 18th minute to deny Francis Kayondo’s freekick.At the other end, Uganda keeper parried a Jacob Onyango shot from the right for a fruitless corner kick.Uganda’s, Caros Kaddu and Kenya’s, Haron Kibiwott tussle for the ball during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Uganda, 1-0.Kenya had another chance in the 25th minute when midfielder Wisdom Naya went past several Uganda players only for his feeble shot to be cleared off the line.Emuria was slowly turning out to be the busier of the two goalkeepers and in the 29th minute he once again denied Kaye with an acrobatic save. The first half then ended in a barren draw.The second half started in high tempo. Kenya’s halftime introduction Issa Abwal forced a save from Uganda keeper George Oluka five minutes into the second half.Then against the run of play, Kenya went ahead through Jacob Onyango who scored his fifth of the tournament.The forward controlled a Haron Kibet pass before firing past Oluka in the 46th minute.Moments later, Onyango had a huge chance to double his side’s tally but his shot missed the target.Now in full control of the game, Kenya went all out in search of more goals with Kibiwott, Lucas Maina, Wisdom Yana and substitute Abwal running the show but that didn’t happen.Kenya’s, Haron Kibiwott (middle) tries to gain possession against the Ugandan players, during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Uganda, 1-0.Zambia on their side enjoyed a similar score-line against a resistant Tanzania.The match had few chances and eventually, the winners capitalized on Tanzania defenders’ failure to clear a loose ball inside the penalty area to score the all-important goal just before halftime.The match was balanced in the opening stages with few chances for both teams. Earlier on, Patience Chulu’s attempt for Zambia went narrowly wide. For Tanzania, Thabit Siogopi’s shot was parried by Tanzania keeper David Minganja for a corner kick.Against the run of play, Lickson Ngambi gave Zambia the lead four minutes before the break. The forward fired home from a loose ball after Mingaja saved a free kick.The second half witnessed very few chances from both teams and in the end Zambia won the game.Meanwhile, in the other quarter-final matches, Nigeria defeated South Africa 2 – 1 to set up a date against Botswana who edged out Mozambique 4 – 3 in post-match penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH BRID CLUB NEWS – IMPORTANT AWAY WIN IN BALLYSHANNON

first_imgThe results from last nights lotto draw are as follows. Numbers 4,5,12,16,21.No Jackpot WInner.€25 winners were C. Molloy, McGrane Family, Liam Bonner, Ann Shovelin. Next draw on Tuesday night in Bay Bush Bar. Jackpot €14,000.00.Well done to Dvaid Walsh on a great display last sunday and to all the County Senior Squad. Was good to see Callum Gallagher in action for the County minors as well and best of luck in the Leaving Cert Callum.Our Seniors had an important away victory last saturday in Ballyshannon versus Aodh Rua while the Reserves were defeated. Ross Gallagher was outstanding for the Seniors while Shane Walsh & P McDaid hit some nice scores.Hard luck to the under 14s versus Killybegs last saturday. Happy 40th Birthday to our Bord Na Nog Chairman Mr Gerard Gallagher. Please check out our massive fundraiser for both the club and Donegal Hospice. The Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge involves a Sponsored Solo Relay from Donegal town to Clones the weekend of the Ulster Final non stop with a bucket collection taking place all along the route. Everyone will be able to take part in some way. We will be announcing more details in the days to come and are on the verge of announcing a very impressive line up for the launch night. www.naomhbrid.ie  GAA: NAOMH BRID CLUB NEWS – IMPORTANT AWAY WIN IN BALLYSHANNON was last modified: May 28th, 2013 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID CLUB NEWS – IMPORTANT AWAY WIN IN BALLYSHANNONlast_img read more

PRINGLE WITHDRAWS HIS SUPPORT FOR NORRIS’ PRESIDENTIAL BID

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle has withdrawn his support for embattled Presidential candidate David Norris.The Independent Deputy last night revealed he has spoken at length with his supporters about the matter.And in a brief statement, the Killybegs politician said he had now officially withdrawn his support for Senator Norris. Pringle cited the letter written by Senator Norris on behalf of his former partner Ezra Yizhak in which he said they had known eachother since 1975 and had visited eachother’s homes in Dubin and Jerusalem.Mr Yizhak was found guilty of having sex with a minor a number of years ago.In the letter he gives a character reference for Mr Yizhak .Deputy Pringle told Donegaldaily.com “I have discussed the matter with my supporters in recent days. This decision was not taken lightly. “But ultimately I feel that had I been aware of this letter, then I don’t believe I would have supported Senator Norris,” he said.Senator Norris first approached Deputy Pringle when he was a member of Donegal County Council.He contacted him again when Deputy Pringle was successful in the general election and the new TD gave him his support for the Presidential race.Pringle said he now has no preferred candidate whom he has considered giving his support to.Deputy Pringle last night contacted Deputy Norris to inform him off his decision. “I wanted to tell Senator Norris myself. At this stage I am not supporting any of the current candidates,” he said.EndsPRINGLE WITHDRAWS HIS SUPPORT FOR NORRIS’ PRESIDENTIAL BID was last modified: August 2nd, 2011 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:Deputy Thomas PringleSenator David Norrislast_img read more