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Kyrgios fined for inappropriate behavior at Queen’s Club

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 Magic: I’ll step down if I don’t land free agents for Lakers Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments During an earlier win at the same tournament over Kyle Edmund, British broadcaster BBC apologized to viewers after a string of expletives by Kyrgios were audible on air.The 23-year-old Kyrgios has won four titles on the ATP Tour and is widely considered to be a talented and temperamental player, but has a history of sanctions for his behavior on and off the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his semifinal tennis match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — The ATP tour has fined Nick Kyrgios 15,000 euros ($17,500) for inappropriate behavior during the Queen’s Club tournament.Kyrgios was caught on camera performing an imitation of a lewd act as he sat in a courtside chair at the change of ends during his semifinal loss to Marin Cilic on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Jumbee Company Sued over US$49K Loan Default

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) has filed a lawsuit against an importer, Emmanuel A. Adeniji, for defaulting on a cement importation loan tied to Adeniji’s compound. The compound encompasses an apartment building with10 residential flats, each containing three bedrooms, bathroom, living and dining rooms and kitchen. It is located on the Robertsfield/ELWA Highway. The bank is seeking a receiver for the property. The lawsuit alleged that Adeniji’s company, Jumbee Liberia Incorporated, is in default on the loan and owes US$49,643.74 excluding interest and other fees, according to the “Action of Debt by Attachment,” a suit filed in the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice.The lawsuit is the latest in a series of loan troubles facing several banking institutions in the country.GT Bank further alleged that in order to effectively implement its credit facility program, it made a US$1,000,000 loan to Jumbee Liberia Incorporated in 2011, for a period of one year, so that it could pre-finance the importation of cement into the country.According to the document, Jumbee defaulted on the credit facility agreement dated November 4, 2011.  Jumbee later requested the bank to renew its line of credit with an increase of US$150,200, thereby increasing the total amount owed to US$1,150,200.The bank admitted that out of the loan amount, Jumbee has made substantial payments totaling US$950,643.74, as per its statement dated November 17, 2014, leaving a balance of US$49,683.74.According to the document, stated the bank, Jumbee’s chief executive officer (CEO), Emmanuel A. Adeniji, and the compound are guarantors on the loan. Also named in the suit are several of the entity’s senior management.It further alleges that Jumbee and its management are in default on the loan and that the bank has made a demand for the surrender of the property.Under the agreement, the bank again claimed that Jumbee agreed to keep all the proceeds from the sale of the cement in its Import Finance Facility Account at the bank.Jumbee also executed a tripartite legal mortgage over its compound containing the apartment building situated on the Roberts International Airport (RIA) Highway, in Margibi County.The court record also showed that the property was appraised by Caesar Architect Incorporated with a forced sale value of US$708,394 as of October 2011.It said that the CEO and Jumbee Liberia Incorporated executed a personal guarantee note in order to provide security guarantee of the full facility amount and accrued interest.However, the document alleges that the defendants, on several oral and written demands, have failed and neglected to honor their financial obligations as agreed upon.It is based on that failure that GT Bank is seeking the court’s intervention for judgment against the defendants. 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 World Came Late’

first_imgThe delayed response of the world or the global community during the early stages of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin led to the exacerbation of the crisis that led to the death of over 10,000 people in the region, ravishing the economies, social and political fabrics of the affected countries.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on a frank note, stated that the EVD outbreak overwhelmed Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, impacted them hugely because the world did not respond at the appropriate time or refused to act fast.President Sirleaf was addressing members of a high-level delegation from the United Nations Secretary General’s newly constituted High Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crisis over the weekend in Monrovia. The UN HLP was established in April 2015The panel had come on a fact finding and experience sharing mission to the three countries worst affected by the EVD.These frank comments are coming at a time when the EVD is gradually waning out from the Mano River basin and is however what the HLP meeting is meant for – experience sharing on the role played by and performances of bilateral and multilateral organizations. Some frank revelations, especially the UN agencies – notable amongst these the WHO – characterized the conference.The world as a unit was not listening or giving heed to the crisis in West Africa until the crisis became a global threat, she said.“The response that came from the international community was late and fragmented – it lacked coordination as all of the organizations were doing their own thing.“We had to take charge. We said that as a government we were going to spearhead the exercise, which we did responsibly with admiration. The world’s response was late. They only began to pull in when we made the point that the crisis had global consequences,” President Sirleaf said.She noted that upgrading of the health system is what the country is in dire need of, saying that community ownership and effective mobilization emerged as the fulcrum of Liberia’s unique experience in dealing squarely with an unknown enemy.The President noted that although some gains have been in the area reducing infant mortality and other infectious diseases such as TB, the outbreak revealed critical gaps that need to be urgently addressed.President Sirleaf then called for partnership to build viable response mechanisms at the community level, train health care workers that would be available to professionally manage mainly rural health facilities and provide quality service delivery to the people.The head of the delegation, former President of Switzerland, H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, said the work of the panel, as mandated by the UN boss, is to help prevent and manage future health crisis.She said the panel is working along four priorities, which include financing, governance, availability and affordability of medical supplies and equipmentMadame Calmy-Rey said though finance is not everything; it is part of the problem as well as solution to the problem.The delegation head said in order to have a response system that would function in the three countries, the governments of the three countries and their partners should think about transparency, corruption and the idea of getting some trust from the donor community.She also spoke about the affordability and accessibility of medicine and vaccines for the population of the country that will enable the people to get the requisite treatment when they get ill.The former Switzerland President noted that they have come to meet with the leaders of the countries, civil society, UN Agencies, and international NGOs to get first hand information and share experiences from those who were indirectly involved in the Ebola fight.Chaired by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete – the Panel is expected to make recommendations with a view to strengthening national and international systems to prevent and manage future health crises, taking into account lessons learnt from the response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus.Members of the delegation include former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Marty Natalegawa; Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Joy Phumaphi; former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah; and UN Resident Coordinator-OIC-UNMIL, Mr. Antonio Vigilante.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mixed feelings for Gerrard after first Premiership win

first_imgHowever, they were already 2-0 up when McCrorie was sent off.Alfredo Morelos, who was sent off last weekend although his red card has been rescinded and reduced to a yellow, got his third goal of the season after some sloppy St Mirren defending and centre-back Connor Goldson struck with his first goal for the club to give Rangers a two goal advantage.“I’ve spoken to the team and praised them for the result,” said Gerrard, whose side opened with a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen last weekend and are two points off leaders Hearts after two matches.“But I’ve also spoken about discipline and composure out there.“It’s difficult enough with 11 men. We’re picking up too many red and yellow cards for my liking. But we’ll learn, grow and keep going.”Goldson went close to making it 3-0 as his header hit the post.St Mirren had very little to offer although Danny Mullen, who has been in fine form with three to his name this term, hit the bar.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers quashed suggestions he could walk away from the Scottish champions due to disagreements with the club’s board over transfer spending despite falling to an early season 1-0 defeat at Hearts on Saturday.Rodgers has masterminded two consecutive domestic trebles since joining the Glasgow giants, but publicly voiced his frustration at not adding to his squad before a 1-1 draw at home to Greek champions AEK Athens in the Champions League third qualifying round in midweek.Northern Irish veteran Kyle Lafferty’s fine strike from the edge of the box 11 minutes after half-time sent Craig Levein’s men to the top of the table with maximum points from their opening two games.“Of course we want quality players but there’s still improvement in this squad, this team, lots of young players so we’ll continue to work with and improve them,” said Rodgers.“I love my life here. Despite all reports, there’s talk of ultimatums with the board, I don’t work that way, my communication is very open, so that’s certainly not the case.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rangers manager Steven Gerrard won his first match in the Scottish Premiership but warned his players to improve their discipline after finishing with 10 players for the second successive week © AFP / ANDY BUCHANANLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Former Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard complimented his Rangers players in delivering him his first victory as manager in the Scottish Premiership but warned them to improve their discipline following the 2-0 win over St Mirren on Sunday.Gerrard’s side had shown great resolve to take the three points as Ross McCrorie got a straight red card just after the half hour mark for a professional foul on Nicolai Brock-Madsen.last_img read more

Adu going for Cup

first_imgCARSON – When Freddy Adu was 10, storied soccer club Inter Milan offered him $750,000 to come to Italy. At 12, he left his Potomac, Md. home to enter the U.S. under-17 national team’s residency in Bradenton, Fla. At 13, he was the breakout player at the U-17 World Championship. At 14, he was the No. 1 pick in Major League Soccer’s draft, the highest-paid player in the league, and – thanks to Nike – a millionaire. Now, at 16, Adu faces his toughest challenge, trying to beat out men, some twice his age, for one of 23 U.S. roster spots for the World Cup in Germany. He’s at Home Depot Center, among 29 players looking to impress coach Bruce Arena and his staff during a six-week training camp to kick off American preparations for the June 9-July 9 championships. It’s Adu’s first call-up to the U.S. team and the odds aren’t with him. There are only a handful of spots available, and his competition is a group of the best Americans playing in the MLS and Europe. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Half the team is already sorted out with the European guys,” Adu said as camp began. “Realistically, there are maybe two of three spots left on the team.” “Our expectations for Freddy are not great,” Arena said. “What we’ve seen so far is what we expected. He’s a young player who’s a little behind physically; the speed of the game is a bit too much for him right now. But generally talented players over time adjust to these environments pretty quickly. And that’s what we’re looking to see. “It’s still pretty early. We’ve only been here (a week).” The expectation is that Adu, who turns 17 a week before the World Cup begins, will be a pivotal figure in the U.S. midfield for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. That’s something he doesn’t want to think about. “Everybody keeps saying 2010 is going to be our turn and all that stuff, but I’ve not given up hope for 2006 …” said Adu, who has scored nine goals with nine assists in two seasons with D.C. United. “It’s definitely a long way to make this team, but you know what? I’m not worried. I’m not going to try to compete with other players. I’m going to focus on doing what I need to do to help the team that I’m on.” center_img Adu, an abnormally talented playmaker, possesses exquisite touch and vision with the abilities to see things others can’t and make opponents look foolish. It has been apparent since his preteens, drawing former D.C. United coach Roy Hudson’s assessment that “a blind man on a galloping horse can see his talent. He’s a little Faberge egg, and everyone’s just trying to protect him.” Said U.S. star Landon Donovan, who also was a teen phenom: “After awhile, you lose your naivete, and you learn what the world is, and he’s learned that faster than anybody. People don’t realize how being on the road for long trips with men 25, 30 years old changes you. He’s got that innately, that old soul to him, so he’s picked it up naturally.” Adu came into camp not fully fit, but he’s impressed the veterans. “He looks comfortable, confident, and he’s doing what he’s good at,” Donovan said. “A lot of guys come into their first camp and try not to make mistakes, and he’s come in and is doing what he’s good at, which is making defenders anxious and running and people, and that’s what he needs to do. I think he’s going to figure it out pretty quickly. There’s small things. … He has the tools. He doesn’t need too much guidance. He’s got his head on straight.” Pele was 17 when he emerged as a standout at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. England’s Michael Owen was 17 at the 1998 World Cup in France. “Age isn’t a factor,” Arena said. “It’s the quality of the player. He’s good enough to be in our pool, and the question is whether he’ll be good enough to move up the ladder.” Arena praises Adu’s passing ability and that “he’s a player who can go by people with the ball, and we don’t have a lot of players in that category.” Adu says he’s adjusting to the level of play. “It’s been so competitive,” he said. “My God, it’s just a whole different level. And I’m glad I’m here, because it’s going to make me a much better player, you know? “On (the first day of camp), I had no idea what was going on. I was just running around all over the pitch, just lost, but I’m picking it up now. … I’m just trying to focus on what I do best, which is getting the ball, going at people, taking chances, taking shots, trying to score goals. I’m hoping to do well enough to make an impression on Coach.” (818) 713-3627 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Vets, widows fade away in poverty

first_img Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., also promised to introduce legislation to change the income limits. “An annual income limit of about $7,000 for a widow of a service member to qualify for pension benefits is ridiculously low,” she said. “This would make virtually any serviceman’s wife now living in California – or elsewhere in the country – ineligible for these benefits.” As a start, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, suggested the government treat a widow’s income benefit level the same as a veteran’s with no dependents – $10,579 a year. “A little old lady can’t live any cheaper than a little old man,” Sherman said. “No one can live anywhere in the country on 7,000 bucks a year.” It’s not as if the government doesn’t have the money. VA officials complained last month that they were having only limited success in finding the nation’s poor veterans and impoverished widows to share in the $22 billion the VA had lying around. Now we know why the pension pot had so much money in it. Nobody qualifies for money. You have to be living so far below the poverty line you’re not even on the VA’s radar screen. “Most veterans are slightly above the poverty line, and spouses are well below it, forcing pensioners to make sacrifices to make ends meet,” the report states. “Given the study results show 83 percent of the spouses are at or below the poverty line, Congress should consider increasing the VA pension benefit amount.” You’re probably wondering where this report has been hiding for the last year, because I sure am. Wish I had an answer. VA officials promised Monday to track it. Congress shouldn’t escape criticism, either. Many veterans or their widows have been complaining for years about how absurdly low their income must be for them to get pension money, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears. To let those income levels go unchanged just shows Congress wasn’t paying attention. Maybe they thought vets and their widows were yesterday’s news. They’re not. They’re the reason we’re still a democracy today. The least we owe these men and women is a little money – a few hundred dollars more a month – to live out their lives in dignity. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It comes down to this: Do we want our impoverished veterans or their widows to live out their lives in dignity? A 2004 study conducted by the Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness in the Department of Veterans Affairs found that VA pensions “do not provide sufficient income to cover veterans’ and spouses’ living expenses … allowing them to live their lives in dignity and not turn to welfare assistance. “The program does not meet congressional intent to provide a level of income that places VA pension participants above the poverty line.” Thank you for your service, G.I. Joes and Janes. Now here are some K rations and a cot to get you through your final days. Some life of dignity. I promised to get back to you with answers from our congressional leaders on a column I wrote last week about the 89-year-old widow of a World War II combat veteran who was ineligible to receive her late husband’s pension because she was earning too much – $11,880 a year on his Social Security pension. To qualify as a surviving spouse with no dependent children, Bea Cordell would have to be living on a maximum of $7,094 a year – or roughly $590 a month. Had she been housebound, she could have been making all of $8,670 a year to be eligible. Good luck paying rent and utilities and eating three squares a day on that kind of income. “The theory that someone living on $11,000 a year Social Security doesn’t need a VA pension and isn’t eligible as the widow of a combat veteran is unconscionable,” Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, said Monday. Berman cited the VA report and promised to meet next month with the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee – Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois – to introduce a bill that would increase the income limits. last_img read more


first_imgShay GivenShay Given has admitted he may not get the nod from Martin O’Neill to travel to Euro2016.The Lifford man should get a call from the Ireland manager but he admitted that he is taking nothing for granted.“We all don’t know who is travelling. Me as well, I don’t know if I’m going to be in the final 23. “Someone is going to miss out. It’s going to be tough for someone.“If it’s me, I’ll take it on the chin. If it’s someone else, they’ll have to do the same. I am not nervous, I am gone past that stage.“I can only say how I feel and I am really excited about the week ahead and hopefully getting on the plane — though there are no guarantees I will be on the plane,” he told the Irish Sun.The goalkeeper turned 40 last month and if he does add to his 133 caps, it will see him become Ireland’s longest-serving player ,breaking Johnny Giles’ record of 19 years and 202 days. But the Donegal man admits that he will not pass the record of Ireland’s oldest international — held by Bill Lacey who was 40 years and 225 days when he played Italy in 1930.While he has another year on his contract with Stoke, he acknowledges that this summer’s Euros are his end game with the Boys in Green.For now he is just out to make sure he is part of the squad going to France and then he will target getting that No 1 shirt he owned for 16 of the last 20 years.Given admitted: “Realistically this is probably my last chance playing at a major finals.“I’ve just turned 40 so I’d imagine it will be my last chance. “I’ve had a fair run at it, I suppose, but I still feel I have something left to give. Hopefully in France I’ll have something to give.”Having joined Stoke as second-choice goalkeeper, he suffered an injury-interrupted campaign.A knee injury sustained during Ireland’s famous win over Germany needed two operations to repair the damage, keeping him out for the guts of six months.And having returned to fitness and got into the Stoke team because of Jack Butland’s season-ending ankle injury, he suffered a groin strain in his third game putting him out for another two weeks. He proved his fitness in the final Premier League game of the season but knows that eight appearances this term — three for Ireland — is far from the best preparation for a tournament.Given revealed: “Obviously at the back of my mind was the summer and the Euros. It was a massive goal to work towards.“Thankfully I got back fit before the end of the season.“You can only go on your last game and West Ham, the last game of the season, I felt fine.“It’s not just me in the squad who hasn’t played enough games.“There will be other squads and teams around Europe going to the Euros where some of the players haven’t played enough games. But I can’t change either.”SHAY GIVEN ADMITS HE MAY NOT GET CALL FOR EURO2016 was last modified: May 24th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal radio station has been cleared of discrimination after one of its presenters asked if a Catholic summer school was ‘brainwashing’ teenagers.Ocean FM presenter Niall Delaney was cleared by the broadcasting authority.The complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was brought against Ocean FM following an interview with the Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran.A woman complained to the BAI that she found the interview by leading presenter Niall Delaney to be ‘inappropriate, biased and discriminatory.’ The listener added that if the summer school was an advertiser, they would not have been asked such questions.Ocean FM denied the claims and the matter was investigated by the BAI.In the end the BAI found the questioning was fair in relation to the school at Summerhill College in Mullaghmore.In reaching their decision the BAI said “Having reviewed the interview as a whole, the Forum found that the programme guest was facilitated by the presenter in outlining the content of the summer school and the motivation behind the organisation of the event that this was done in a fair, objective and impartial manner which would not have caused undue offence.”The following is the full text of the complaint and the findings of the BAI. Ms. XXXXXXX complaint is submitted under: the Broadcasting Act 2009, Sections 48(1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs) and 48(1)(b)(Harm and Offence); the Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Section 4: Rules 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3); the Code of Programme Standards (Rule 3.4.5 – Persons and Groups in Society).The complaint refers to an interview with the Bishop of Elphin regarding a proposed summer school in Mullaghmore for Catholic teenagers.The complainant states that she found the reference by the programme presenter to the word ‘brainwashing’ when questioning Bishop Doran on the summer school, to be inappropriate, biased and discriminatory.The complainant states that if someone advertising a summer school/class was interviewed, that person would not be asked if their “intention was to brainwash” participants. The complainant claims that as a regular listener to Ocean FM, she has never heard this question posed in similar circumstance.Broadcaster’s Response: Initial response to complainant:Response to BAI:Ocean FM in their response reiterated much of what they expressed in their submission to the complainant as they felt it was important to give some background to this particular interview, to put it in context, and to show that it was, in fact, a very positive interview for Bishop Kevin Doran, for the Catholic Diocese of Elphin, and by extension, for the event they were seeking to promote. As far as they know, the presenter was the only local media journalist to attend and to cover the event news-wise.The broadcaster states that it would not be unusual for a current affairs presenter to ask some of the tougher questions of his guests. Ocean FM stated that the presenter has interviewed Bishop Doran many times since his appointment as local Bishop last year, on such controversial topics as same-sex marriage, abortion, women in the Church, and he has never shirked from a response. The broadcaster states that the nub of the story was the unusual step of a Catholic Church organising a summer school for teenage children, when we are more used to summer schools to be of the order of Gaeltacht visits, or those organised by sporting organisations.Ocean FM states the question to Bishop Doran was in no way meant to be offensive. Thepresenter was invited by the Bishop’s Office and St. Mary’s to attend the launch of the Summer School in Summerhill College. Bishop Doran agreed to come onto the show the followingmorning, which he did as a means of publicising the event and talking about it. Ocean FM feels itwas a legitimate question for the listeners who were texting and calling in. In some interviewsituations, one has to play devil’s advocate and ask the questions people might expect to beasked. The point of the question was to get Bishop Doran to explain why exactly the CatholicChurch would be interested in setting up such a summer school for secondary students, which isunusual, and why there seemed to be so much religiously-themed talks organised around theevent. The presenter felt it was a fair question and one which Bishop Doran answered very well.www.bai.ie59Broadcasting Complaint DecisionsThe broadcaster states that the presenter felt it was a fair question, and one which Bishop Doran answered very well. He replied that any suggestion of brainwashing is completely contrary to what the Catholic Church is about. The broadcaster states that the presenter does not feel Bishop Doran took any offence at the question posed, nor the terminology, and the interview went on to give very specific details of the summer school, what was on offer, and how students could apply. Ocean FM further adds that a number of texts had been received, and calls to the show’s producer, suggesting putting a question to Bishop Doran along the same lines.The broadcaster states that the complainant objects to the use of the word ‘brainwashing’ as inappropriate and discriminatory. She says she hasn’t heard it in any other similar interview, which the broadcaster states they find hard to believe.On a separate note, the broadcaster states that the presenter interviewed Bishop Doran at a War Commemoration Ceremony in Sligo last November. The following day, he came on the show to answer listeners’ criticisms as to why he was wearing the red poppy for the ceremony, explaining how his family had both a Republican and British background. Ocean FM thinks Bishop Doran is well able to tackle the harder questions and well used to being questioned in such a way. However, as stated, no offence was intended, and it’s unfortunate if any listener felt they did offend anyone.Decision of the Executive Complaints Forum: Reject (Unanimous)When considering the complaint, the members of the Forum viewed the broadcast, the submissions of the complainant and the broadcaster. The Forum also had regard to the Broadcasting Act 2009, Section 48(1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs) and Section 48(1)(b)(Harm and Offence), the Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Section 4: Rules 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) and the Code of Programme Standards (Rule 3.4.5 – Persons and Groups in Society). Following a review of the material, the Forum has decided to reject the complaint.In this regard:-• Upon its review of the programme item, the Forum was of the view that it was evident from the broadcast that the programme presenter personally found the idea of a Catholic summer school to be ‘strange’, but that he also acknowledged that it may not be so for listeners. It was also evident to the Forum that the summer school was the first of its kind in the locality and that this informed the approach of the presenter, insofar as his questions were explorative and inquisitive but were also those which reflected a range of views likely to be found in the listening audience.• In terms of the use of the word “brainwashing”, the Forum found that it was used by the presenter when posing the following question:- “So there is no question…it might be a question in some people’s minds….there’s no consideration being given to you…to the Catholic Church…getting 50 people in a summer school and then completely brainwashing them with Catholic ideology over the summer months?.” The Forum was of the view that this was a question by the presenter in his role as ‘devil’s advocate’ rather than a statement of his personal views and that the Bishop expressed no issue with the question as posed or its premise and was comfortable answering the question and was afforded full opportunity to do so.www.bai.ie60Broadcasting Complaint Decisions• Having reviewed the interview as a whole, the Forum found that the programme guest was facilitated by the presenter in outlining the content of the summer school and the motivation behind the organisation of the event that this was done in a fair, objective and impartial manner which would not have caused undue offence.• In view of the above, it was the opinion of the Forum that the broadcast did not infringe the Broadcasting Act 2009, Section 48(1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs) and Section 48(1)(b)(Harm and Offence), the Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Section 4: Rules 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) or the Code of Programme Standards (Rule 3.4.5 – Persons and Groups in Society) in the manner specified by the complainant. Accordingly, the complaint has been rejected.OCEAN FM CLEARED OF ‘BRAINWASHING’ COMPLAINT TO BROADCASTING AUTHORITY was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:Bishop DorandonegalDonegal Catholicocean fmlast_img read more

What’s next for Jordan Bell after he becomes a restricted free agent?

first_imgThe Warriors showed they still feel somewhat intrigued with Jordan Bell by giving him a $1.8 million qualifying offer on Friday to make him a restricted free agent, according to league sources. The Athletic first reported.The next question: to what extent do the Warriors feel invested in Bell? They plan to canvas other front-court players in free agency before committing to Bell, who has received mixed reviews in his past two seasons with his consistency and maturity. Should Bell receive any …last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Quality start to the Dungeness crab season

first_imgTypically, the start of the sport crab season can go two ways. If the crabs are abundant, the meat content is usually on the lighter side. If there are fewer crabs around, they are typically heavier and in better shape. This is all due to their food source – lots of crabs equals less food for them to divide, fewer crabs usually means plenty of food to go around.This year’s crab season is starting off as the latter. There are fewer crabs, but the quality is pretty good for this time of the …last_img read more