Unbeaten Pirates go for No. 4; Lions, Knights collide

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mapua and Emilio Aguinaldo College hope to get back on track when they square off in the noontime tip-off.Hailed for putting emphasis on his players’ academics, coach Topex Robinson hopes the Pirates’ early success “will inspire others and give them hope.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Winning is the result of our vision, and we want to make sure we inspire others,” said Robinson.San Beda and Letran ruled the last two seasons of the league, but the Knights are the underdogs heading into the clash as the Red Lions kept their seasoned and talented core from last season. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It will really be a tough matchup,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “Letran is a physical team, that’s their brand of game. We will just have to be ready for the physicality and hopefully the referees will call it right.”Following the 62-65 loss to Jose Rizal U on Friday, Letran coach Jeff Napa shifted his focus to their game with the Lions.“We’re going all out,” said Napa. “We’ll not allow them to just beat us. We will bounce back strong and execute.”Fernandez, whose team’s lone loss came against Lyceum, said starting strong would be the key against the Knights.“We started really flat against EAC and St. Benilde,” said Fernandez. “We will address that because we’re facing a formidable team in Letran.” —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Lyceum, a team that is turning heads for its heady play and the mentality instilled by its coach, shoots for a fourth straight victory, while San Beda rekindles its rivalry with Letran on Wednesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates tangle with the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. before the Red Lions and the Knights collide in their first meeting of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinaslast_img read more

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INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUT

first_imgA successful Donegal man who rose to the top of the BBC is at the centre of a political controversy after it was revealed he received an astonishing €1Million redundancy payment.MPs in London say they will investigate how Donegal native Patrick Loughrey left the BBC with a cool Stg£866,000 package.The broadcaster’s former director general Mark Thompson will be grilled in the House of Commons next week about the huge payout to Mr Loughrey and other retiring executives. The Irish Post reports that Mr Loughrey was given an £866,000 redundancy settlement by the corporation, including 12 months’ pay ‘in lieu of notice’ despite claims he agreed his leaving date 14 months previously and worked out his notice.The Public Accounts Committee says Mr Thompson “is likely to be questioned about the significant severance packages that he approved while in office”.Mr Loughrey is referred to as “Case study 1” in a repoort and was the BBC’s Director of Nations and Regions before departing in 2009.He says his severance payments were “made in fulfilment of longstanding entitlements” and “approved at the highest level”. The National Audit Office report states that the £300,000 Mr Loughrey was given in lieu of notice as one part of his settlement was “inconsistent” with BBC policy and criticised Mr Thompson for approving it.“This case provides an example of a departing senior manager receiving their maximum pay in lieu of notice (£300,000), despite the fact that they worked their notice,” it added.Mr Loughrey, who is now the Warden of London’s Goldsmiths University, secured a further £300,000 in redundancy payment and £266,288 “pension augmentation” as part of his “early retirement”.Mr Loughrey declined to respond to The Irish Post and instead re-issued an earlier statement.“As you will be aware from the National Audit Office Report, certain staff names were anonymised by the BBC in order to comply with data protection law,” it stated. “You will also know from the report that there are clauses in their employment contracts which prohibit those individuals from disclosing details about their severance payments.“Given this, I consider I am unable to respond to the specific questions you have raised.“I would however like to make clear that any severance payments I received when I left the BBC after many years’ service were made in fulfilment of longstanding contractual entitlements and approved at the highest level.”INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUT was last modified: August 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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:INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUTlast_img read more

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