The trial against the Al Thani next Wednesday is still on hold

first_imgThe Investigating Court Number 14 of Malaga had summoned for this Wednesday to declare Abdullah Al Thani and his sons Nasser, Nayef and Rakan. The sheik and his sons were dismissed from their duties on the Board of Directors by the judge who appointed a judicial administrator, José María Muñoz. In addition, they were warned that, if they did not appear, an arrest warrant could be issued.The exceptional the world is experiencing due to the coronavirus crisis opens a question: Will this hearing be held or will it be postponed? Over the next few hours a decision is expected. The Association of Small Shareholders (APA) is waiting for a communication from the court that could arrive this Monday. The defendant (Al Thani and his children) did not appear at the hearing on February 18 where the appeal for reform filed by the APA was to be discussed. so that the judicial intervention of the club was decreed. Three days later, the Al Thani ceased their functions and the appointment of the aforementioned judicial administrator was decreed for six months. They were also required to jointly present a bond of 5,443,566 euros to ensure possible civil liabilities that could arise from the events. The sheikh has appealed this sentence.As will be remembered, the act of removing the gazebo, near La Rosaleda, which bore the name of the sheihk, has already been postponed. and that it was scheduled for March 24. It should also be remembered that judicial acts and acts are suspended. It will be the aforementioned court who communicates whether or not there is a hearing next Wednesday.last_img read more

Mike Gamboa signs 1-year deal with Phoenix

first_imgBlackwater taps Rommel Adducul as big man coach LATEST STORIES The year 2017, though, was the toughest for Gamboa as he was an almost invisible figure basketball circles until Phoenix head coach Louie Alas sent him an invite to try out for the Fuel Masters.It was also at this time that Gamboa found out he was about to be a father, and the looming family life was what ignited the fire within the point guard’s heart.“Everyone kept on telling me what my plan should be and I should start facing reality,” said Gamboa. “Only my girlfriend and a few friends believed that I was still going to make it to the PBA, it was then I always asked God why He put me back to playing basketball again.”“I found out that my girlfriend was pregnant and immediately finding out that I was going to be a father, I had that fire back and I knew I had to give it one last shot for my future baby and family.”Gamboa played a total of 12 games for the Fuel Masters in the 2017-18 season, averaging 2.1 points, 0.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Thank you to God, my family, mom and dad I love you! My supportive brothers I love you all. And to everyone who has helped me in this journey,” said Gamboa through social media. “To my fiancé Carmen and baby Mikee, you’re the reason why I made it and each practice/game is dedicated to you! I love you both! Let’s go Phoenix!”Gamboa started his basketball career at Ateneo before moving to University of the Philippines in the UAAP but decided he would go into the corporate life when he graduated in 2013.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 ChrissFollowing a year of working in an office, Gamboa tirelessly worked hard in achieving the dream he almost lost. He eventually became the ninth pick in the second round of the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft by Rain or Shine.Gamboa, however, wasn’t signed and he went on to play for Bread Story and Hapee in the PBA D-League. He also played for Pilipinas MX3 in the ASEAN Basketball League in 2016. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Mike Gamboa is going to get another year of living his PBA dream.The diminutive 5-foot-6 guard signed a one-year deal with current club Phoenix in what he described as the culmination of all his hard work.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Several UL Students’ Fate in Limbo

first_imgThe academic advancement of an unspecified number of students attending the state-owned University of Liberia is being jeopardized this semester as records that should justify their statuses as legitimate students are yet to be printed.On Tuesday, November 10, at the UL Fendall campus, many of the students were heard complaining that since they submitted their planning sheets for registration to get the pink sheet listing the courses they intend to study this semester, they are yet to receive their pink sheets.“This means that registration has not ended yet as mid-term exam is at hand,” two of the students were heard complaining to their colleagues.The pink sheet lists courses, the amount of money for each course, time and days to attend classes. Also, in the absence of the pink sheet, the UL Business and Finance Office (BFO) cannot bill students to pay any fee. This final planning sheet (pink sheet) is printed by the UL Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Department.A student without this pink sheet does not have a reliable outcome in the university, and it leads the person to forfeit receiving a grade sheet for the semester.The UL Administration has meanwhile set aside November 24 as the date for students to commence writing the mid-term exam. Many students who are yet to obtain their pink sheets are complaining. They are also worried that the delay by the UL Administration to give out their pink sheets may affect their academic results. The students, most of whom are studying sociology, usually converge at the entrance of the new Chinese constructed academic building to hear the names of those whose pink sheets are being printed out. “Since I put in my planning sheet to get the pink sheet out, EDP is yet to print the sheet out. How will the semester be with me if I do not know the amount of money I am supposed to pay, and whether all the courses I plan to take are registered in the system?” a male student was heard complaining.Unlike past registrations when the administration allowed registered students to take their planning sheets to the EDP and directly get their pink sheets to carry for billing, planning sheets are now collected by departments and taken for processing.Departmental staffers then collect the pink sheets for students, distribute them and students take them for billing to the Business and Finance Office (BFO), students said.Efforts to get a reaction from EDP proved futile because they are not authorized to speak to the media.Accordingly, administration has devised a strategy to avoid students rushing to EDP during which time bribes are reportedly offered by students to staffers to process their documents, a student said.This led a student to reflect on the days of former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Wede Elliot-Brownell.“When the woman was here, we used to get our pink sheets within minutes and pay our fees the same day. But some people in this university just set the woman up against the students to the point that students drove her from here,” said a Mass Communication student. Meanwhile, classes were disrupted on the Fendall campus on Monday, November 9 when supporters of expelled student, Alvin Wesseh demonstrated calling for his reinstatement; and called for the resignation of the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Julius S. Nelson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barkley on the move, Arsenal and Everton eye Eden Hazard’s brother? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Everton accept they have reached the end of the line in contract talks with Ross Barkley. And that means they will reluctantly consider offers for the England international. They now will listen to offers for the £50m-rated playmaker, with both Tottenham AND Manchester United expressing interest. (Daily Mirror)Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has played down talk of Antoine Griezmann joining Manchester United. The Frenchman has been speaking openly about his future this week and suggested the likelihood of him moving to Old Trafford was “six out of 10′. But Cerezo insists Atleti’s talisman has never asked to leave the club – and doesn’t envisage anyone paying his £85million release clause. (Daily Mirror)Juventus have joined Manchester United in the race for Renato Sanches. The Bayern Munich midfielder made just six starts during his first season under Carlo Ancelotti and could be set for a shock exit. (The Sun)Benfica are willing to accept a cut-price £26million fee for in-demand goalkeeper Ederson. The Brazilian is being chased by both Manchester United and Man City after developing into one of Europe’s finest stoppers this season. (The Sun)Burnley will risk losing Michael Keane on a free transfer if they do not receive a big enough bid for his services this summer. Manchester United are among the clubs keen on the 24-year-old England defender, who has just a year on his contract. Keane has made it clear that he will not sign a new deal at the club. But United are unwilling to meet Burnley’s £25million valuation. (Daily Mirror)Eden Hazard’s brother Thorgan is at the centre of a £15.5million transfer tug of war between Arsenal and Everton. The former Chelsea man, and younger sibling to the current Blues star, has enjoyed a successful season with Borussia Monchengladbach. (The Sun)Newcastle are hoping to land Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. The Portugal international reportedly has a £39million release clause and has also been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City. (Daily Star)Sean Dyche is on Crystal Palace’s managerial short-list to replace Sam Allardyce, after his dramatic resignation. Chairman Steve Parish has also sounded out Hull boss Marco Silva, but there is a feeling that he is set to return home to Portugal to take over at Porto. And that is likely to signal Palace switching their attentions to Dyche, who has done such an impressive job at Burnley. (Daily Mirror)Steve Cotterill is in the running for the Sunderland job. The former Stoke and Bristol City boss recently turned down the chance to continue as Harry Redknapp’s assistant at Championship rivals Birmingham. (Daily Mirror)Derek McInnes is also on the shortlist to replace David Moyes at Sunderland. The 45-year-old Scotsman is currently in charge of Aberdeen. (The Sun)And here are the latest headlines…?Marseille and Leicester City are interested in snapping up Arsenal outcast Mathieu Debuchy during the summer transfer windowBesiktas are ready to break the bank in order to lure West Ham target Mario Mandzukic to Turkey this summerRoma are ready to challenge Manchester United for the services of Benfica defender Victor LindelofTransfer news: West Ham face difficult challenge to lure Mario Mandzukic as Besiktas prepare to offer striker big-money dealNewcastle United FC transfer news: Boost in chase for Yann Karamoh as teen sensation turns down Caen contract offerlast_img read more


first_imgA major fundraising event which starts this Sunday is one sponsored walk a Donegal Town businessman won’t forget in a hurry!The Event is a very unusual Sponsored Walk along the Camino….from St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees, along the old pilgrim route to Santiago in Galicia a total distance of 800k. The walk will be undertaken by Finbar Rock a well known local buisnessman in Donegal Town.Finbar has watched the story of The Friends of Bill W Club unfold and is well aware of the success it has achieved with very little support or funding.He is keen to help raise some much needed cash for the Club.We hope to keep up with Finbar on his journey via a Blog, Facebook page and via Skype. We wish him well on each of the 500 miles. Anyone wishing to donate or contribute can do so via the PayPal link here on this website, you can write to us at Millcourt Mews, Donegal Town or you can drop in.Photo CaptionTD Pearse Doherty, Shane Keenaghan (Bill W Club Chairman), Martin McGuinness (Presidential candidate), Martin McFadden (Bill W Club Administrator), Finbar Rock (participant in Camino de Santai walk for the Bill W Club), Pat Doherty (Counsellor)Photo: Paul O SullivanFINBAR GETS READY TO ROCK ACROSS THE PYRENEES was last modified: October 12th, 2011 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:Donegal touristDonegal TownThe Friends of Bill W Clublast_img read more


first_imgChildren at a Letterkenny school have had a number of near misses crossing a road, leading to calls for upgraded safety measures in the area.There is already a pedestrian crossing outside Ballyraine National School.But Colr Jimmy Kavanagh said further safety measures are needed. He is to raise the matter at Monday night’s meeting of Letterkenny Town Council.Among his suggestions will be the provision of warning lights at the crossing.“There have been a number of incidents or near misses involving children while they were crossing on the pedestrian crossing,” said Colr Kavanagh.  NEW MEASURES NEEDED AFTER SEVERAL NEAR-MISSES NEAR SCHOOL was last modified: February 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyraine National SchoolColr Liam Kavanaghletterkennylast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Don’t write off the Raiders after their lopsided loss to the Chiefs

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Remember all that Raiders’ momentum coming out of last Monday’s win over the Broncos?Well, forget all about it.That win over Denver wasn’t a mirage or a fluke, but neither was Week 2’s 28-10 loss to the Chiefs. Kansas City showed the Raiders the difference between good and great, Sunday, smacking the Raiders around and exerting their dominance in all three phases.The Raiders had no answer to the …last_img

Google Could Lose 50% of iPhone Traffic to Bing

first_imgWe think that Apple could have a potential problem on their hands with some angry users if they go through with this switch. According to the data, out of nearly three million impressions, just 2,387 were directed at Bing. That’s compared to 1,464,173 for Google. Either that, or the move will force a whole lot of people to suddenly become Bing converts. A week ago, the cat was let out of the bag: Apple and Microsoft were in talks over replacing Google with Bing, and have been for weeks, as the default search engine on the iPhone. Immediately, there were questions over the implications of this move, both for the companies involved and the users.Today, online advertising network Chitika has released some numbers that show just how big of a move this could be for all parties involved. As things stand right now, Google accounts for just over 50% of iPhone traffic and it would like to keep it that way. As Chitika’s blog points out, this is likely a direct result of Google being the default search engine when text is entered in the the iPhone browser’s address bar. Tags:#Apple#web Bing barely registers on the search engine map, as do most others. Is this a case of the chicken or the egg? Do people use Google because that’s become the standard? Or is it because they’ve become used to it as the default choice? Another graph shows that, while less dominant, Google still remains the leader when we move away from iPhones to all traffic. Here, users have not only a choice of platform, but of browser and default search engine as well. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

More Wishes for 2014

first_imgAlex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Last week I wrote about a handful of product introductions and improvements I’d like to see in the coming year. This week, I’ll focus on a different level of New Year’s wishes: not product-related, but trends and broader change. Account for societal impacts in pricing energy, and then rely on the free marketWhen we fuel up our cars, turn up our thermostat at home, or leave our lights on, that energy consumption affects everybody: air pollution that causes health problems, water pollution from fossil fuel extraction, hazardous disposal of byproducts such as coal fly ash and radioactive waste, military costs of protecting our access to that energy, and global warming impacts of carbon dioxide emissions. These “societal costs” of energy consumption should be quantified and factored into the price we pay for those fuels.  Whether through carbon taxes, a new cap-and-trade approach with air and water pollution, new waste-disposal fees, or some other mechanism, by making consumers and businesses pay more for the consumption of energy sources that result in significant societal impacts, a huge incentive could be provided for energy conservation and renewable energy production. Such taxes or fees could even be levied in a revenue-neutral way through “tax shifting” — offsetting, for example, payroll taxes.If we had the wisdom and courage to do this, we could then let market forces do their magic in fueling innovation and product development and energy performance. It’s a long shot, I know (I’m not holding my breath), but I’m wishing for recognition of this market-based approach to energy pricing in 2014. Build political momentum for transportation alternativesThe automobile rules in America — at the expense of investment in public transit and infrastructure enhancements that would benefit walkers and bicyclists. Changing this paradigm would create better places to live — where you could safely walk to a corner café or enjoy a comfortable bus or rail commute to work. Yet, in Washington, these alternatives to the automobile are considered fringe special interests.My wish for the New Year is a change in attitude about these alternatives to the automobile. Some of our major cities, from Philadelphia to Portland, Oregon, are making tremendous progress along these lines, but change needs to come to the rest of the country, where pedestrian safety is just as important as in Portland. In our small town of Brattleboro, we’ve just experienced the fourth pedestrian fatality in two years! I believe that once more people see and experience the benefits of non-automobile transportation, momentum will build for even more rapid change — but we have a long way to go. Make frugal coolFinally, I’d love to see frugality celebrated in the U.S. instead of only celebrating excess — as seems to be the case in the popular media and advertising world today. When my neighbor insulates her house or buys a plug-in hybrid car, I benefit from the reduced energy consumption and pollution. We should build a culture of recognizing and expressing gratitude for conserving energy.Happy New Year.center_img Institute financing mechanisms for energy improvements and renewable energyInnovative financing mechanisms to make private investments in energy efficiency and renewables more affordable are needed if we are to achieve rapid progress in improving the energy performance of existing homes and businesses. PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing is an option that is being tried in some places, but there has been significant pushback, due to concerns about who’s first in line for recovery of debt in the event of a default. I think PACE can work effectively (Vermont, in fact, has instituted regulations that address most of the concerns of mortgage lenders), but we shouldn’t stop there.In 2014, I’d like to see the creative minds of the banking industry, investment community, electric and gas utilities, and even the insurance industry come up with new financing mechanisms for energy improvements. Government probably has a role in this, whether through loan guarantees, accelerated depreciation regulations, or other mechanisms. Strengthen building codes by recognizing resilienceI believe that the need for buildings and communities that can withstand heat waves, more intense storms, flooding, drought, and other effects of a changing climate — as well as problems wrought directly by our fellow humans (like terrorism) — point to the need for strengthening building codes and land-use regulations.Resilience can be the motivation for codes and standards that will ensure more sustainable, energy-efficient, comfortable, and livable buildings and communities. New York City, in implementing 16 of the 33 recommendations coming out of the Building Resiliency Task Force in 2013, has demonstrated the potential for moving forward quickly with change. 2014 can be the year for other municipalities to make similar progress. Extend producer tax credits and other incentives for renewablesAssuming that we don’t make progress in imposing taxes on the societal impacts of conventional energy consumption so that we can put market forces to work (my first choice — see above), I’d like to see extension of some (but not all) of the subsidies and incentives that support renewables. At the commercial power production level, developers of wind and solar farms benefit from producer tax credits. These are good and should be extended, while most incentives for corn-based ethanol don’t make sense.Homeowners benefit from tax credits for solar energy systems and a few other energy technologies. Most of these should also be extended, though perhaps at gradually dropping levels as the prices for these systems (and thus the need for subsidy) diminish.I do think, however, that there should be a cap on the solar tax credits; we don’t need to be subsidizing Aspen billionaires putting in massive solar arrays to melt snow on their driveways. And some of the other tax credits should be reevaluated — such as support for ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps that cost a whole lot more than their air-source heat pump cousins, and support for residential-scale wind turbines that usually aren’t cost-effective.Most renewable energy credits are due to expire in the next few years. We should take action now to extend these to keep the renewable energy industry strong and maintain the pace of progress. It isn’t fair to the industry to wait until the last minute in passing extensions to such programs, as has been common practice in the past.last_img read more

3 Ways Tech Can Help You Scale

first_imgTags:#business growth#company scaling#Entrepreneur#growth#scaling up#small business#tech#tech tools Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts Scaling requires both humans and technology to be successful.Planning to scale your business without focusing on technology’s role? Good luck. Without the right tech, you may as well replace your CRM with stone tablets.Growth never happens by accident, even if you’re already in a great position. You may have a product your customers love, a big market ready to accept you, and a staff up to the challenge. However, none of that matters if you can’t deliver the same results when your customer base explodes.Maybe you’re not as ready to scale as you think. What happens if the surge in demand for your product fizzles out? What happens if your vendors can’t keep up or you don’t have the financial stability to push through tough times? If you scale too quickly or too slowly, your dreams of market dominance may never come to fruition.The smartest companies scale marketing automation by creating long-term plans and carefully implementing the right tools to achieve them. You can’t hire more humans to work through every problem — not if you expect to make a profit, anyhow. Scaling a business means leveraging tech to do more with less.If you are truly ready to scale and want to learn how, follow these tips to pick the tech tools that are right for you:1. Re-evaluate your user friendliness.Don’t abandon the needs of the niche that got you started. Do, however, lean on technology to make your offering more appealing to a larger group of people, expanding your customer base. It doesn’t matter whether you provide housecleaning services, sell bookcases, or teach tech CEOs to do yoga. In every industry, the companies that provide the most user-friendly products or services win the most business.You can focus on the power of your solution all you want, but it won’t matter if no one can figure out how to turn on your product or locate your brick-and-mortar location to use your services. Take a lesson from Pariveda Solutions and the Houston Food Bank. Using the power of Amazon Web Services, Pariveda created an app that helps families in need find nearby food banks quickly and easily. This tech investment helped the Houston Food Bank expand its reach — aka scale — without hiring an army of outreach specialists.Never assume your product or service offers a good user experience just because your existing audience likes it. Perform usability testing to discover potential issues and correct them before you make heavy investments in expansion. Something that may seem intuitive to you may be alien to the users you plan to target.2. Kick-start employee onboarding.Employee onboarding takes a long time. The longer employees spend in training, the more they cost the business. That may not hurt much when you have a team of five, but scale your company to 30, and suddenly, you have an onboarding and training cost crisis on your hands.Use technology to streamline your new hire onboarding process. Your existing team members are highly valuable, which means they don’t need to waste their days helping rookies fill out forms. Invest in tools that help employees add themselves to email lists and learn the ropes of self-serve benefits systems. Talmundo, for example, digitizes all of your onboarding paperwork and provides a roadmap of the onboarding process, while the all-in-one software platform Zenefits allows new hires to self-onboard — doing everything from accepting offer letters to completing tax and benefits enrollment forms — before they even walk through your door.Tools like these allow newbies to figure out the easy stuff on their own and spend more time learning role-specific tasks. What’s more, the latest HR tech comes packaged with shiny AI capabilities. Smarter tools not only help businesses train new workers quickly, but they can also help you recruit employees who will catch on faster. Select the tools that make sense for your company’s size, industry, and goals to slash training time and give your growing team a running start.3. Jump into the marketing fast lane.Adding your emails to a scheduling tool doesn’t qualify as marketing automation. To scale successfully, invest in marketing tools that help you track, analyze, and execute better campaigns.Rival IQ, for instance, analyzes social media accounts within your industry to show you how you stack up against the competition. If other brands are gaining followers because of their awesome videos, this tool lets you know. Meanwhile, SEMRush’s Keyword Magic tool helps you make the most of your all-important content whether you want to evaluate the effectiveness of your current SEO strategies or delve into new territory.These are just two of the hundreds of useful martech products currently available. Lead scoring, email marketing, social media management, analytics — if it’s a marketing function, someone out there has the tech to make it easier. Use those resources to help your company grow at the speed you want in the direction you choose.Still think you’re ready to scale on your own? Technology these days can handle almost any task that humans can. Leave the easy stuff to the robots so you and your team can spend your valuable time on the strategy and tactics that will help you achieve your scaling goals. Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more