first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations SMB wins 3rd straight Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala smiles as he answers questions after an NBA basketball practice, in Oakland. The Warriors expect Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Wednesday night, June 6, 2018. Iguodala has been dealing with a bone bruise around his left knee. He has not played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)CLEVELAND — Andre Iguodala, welcome back to the NBA Finals.The Golden State Warriors cleared Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the title series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, following a six-game absence to deal with a bone bruise around his left knee.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We all know what he’s capable of and how he helps this team,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “So it will be a huge boost for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in this postseason.“We talk about his versatility all the time,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “We talk about the ways that he can fill holes defensively and offensively for us, especially against teams that we have such familiarity with. He’s such a high-IQ type of guy that he’ll most likely find himself in the right place at the right time and help our rotation get back to what we’re consistently used to.“Just for him, just as a person, to be healthy and be able to play in The Finals now that we’re here, I think that would mean a lot to him and give us an emotional boost as well.”With Iguodala, his value goes far deeper than stats.Players, coaches and even opponents rave about how he makes the Warriors better with his decision-making and how he’s a calming influence on the floor. And with Golden State already halfway to the four wins needed for another NBA title, his presence will make this comeback attempt by the Cavaliers in this series only more challenging.ADVERTISEMENT Iguodala hadn’t played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors went 4-2 in his absence.“Andre helps us in every regard,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s one of the smartest players in the league.”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 crownIguodala’s return figures to be another big boost for the Warriors, who lead the Cavaliers 2-0 in this series and now get the 2015 NBA Finals MVP back into their rotation.Iguodala has averaged 11.4 points in 18 past finals games — including a 20-point showing for Golden State in last year’s title clincher against the Cavaliers. He had been starting for Golden State in these playoffs, part of what is known as the Warriors’ “Hamptons 5” lineup in a nod to the four players who went on the recruiting trip to lure Kevin Durant to their team two summers ago. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

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first_imgOne of Liberia’s legal experts, Cllr. George E. Henries, is calling on lawyers to demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior as they go about their practice.There is public fear about lawyers amidst the   poor justice system in Liberia, which is riddled with accusations that they (lawyers) receive money and bribe judges to turn justice against the righteous and justify the evildoers, he lamented.Cautioning lawyers working with the Henries Law Firm against unprofessional and unethical practices, Cllr. Henries said they (lawyers) need not to run after their clients for gratuity or make contacts for cases.“By conducting yourself professionally and building trust in your clients, the clients will in turn seek after you instead of [you] lawyers running   after clients. Therefore, you lawyers should defend your reputation by conducting yourself professionally and ethically,” Cllr. Henries stressed. He recalled that in the past, lawyers were asked not to advertise their law firms but to be   contacted on the basis of professionalism.  But   such is not the case today, where lawyers are all over the place running after clients.Expressing his appreciation to the lawyers working with his firm for their valuable services, Cllr. Henries, a former Supreme Court Associate Justice, who is now retired from practicing in court, said though the lawyers have over the years worked hard to bring a good reputation to the firm, more has to be done, especially when it comes to relationship with clients.The Henries proprietor, among other things, urged lawyers working with the firm to be acquainted with pending cases and converge every morning to discuss and argue same  before proceeding to the court to meet their opponents.“Professionalism among you will only be as good as the firm you are with; and by building a good reputation, you can become a judge or justice in the judicial system,” Cllr. Henries admonished the firm’s lawyers.He further urged them to adequately represent their clients and build confidence in them, noting that by that clients will always seek such lawyers’ expertise.Speaking exclusively to the Daily Observer after the program, Cllr. Henries intoned that public fear for lawyers is predicated upon the  unethical behavior some lawyers carry out.He stressed, however, that any lawyers following ethical standard and behaving professionally will earn the requisite respect from the public.The Henries Law Firm began active service in 1944 and was established by Richard A. Henries who, for nearly three decades served as Speaker of the House of Representatives.  He became Speaker in 1951 after the then Speaker, Benjamin Greene Freeman, was selected as President W.V.S. Tubman’s running mate during the True Whig Party national convention that year.  Unfortunately, the day had not ended before Mr. Freeman suddenly died, an event that shook Monrovia like a thunderbolt.It was following this that Tubman chose William R. Tolbert, Jr., as his Vice President.  Counselor Richard A. Henries served as Speaker until the 1980 coup d’état.The Henries Law Firm has produced many justices and judges in the Liberian justice system.Its current proprietor, Cllr. George E. Henries, a renowned international and corporate lawyer, a 1962 graduate of Cornell University Law School in the United States, one of America’s top ten universities.Upon his return home, he first served as Assistant Attorney General of Liberia, Solicitor General and then Attorney General.  He spent nine years serving in the Liberian Justice System.He also taught Law for 25 years in Liberia and worked at the Liberia Corporate Registry in New York.  He now serves as a consultant and legal opinion provider for Africa, Europe and United States, amongst others.The year-end party showing appreciation to workers is one motivating factors that encourage people in the workplace.The Henries Law Firm lauded its workers and certificated over five persons for their dedicated services; while commending all workers for their time and effort exerted to keep the firm moving for the past 70 years.  The Henries Law Firm is Liberia’s oldest and probably longest surviving law firm.Speaking earlier, Cllr. Cooper Kruah, one of the firm’s executives, said the lawyers are rendering services they are not paid for but only given allowances that are not even sustainable.The year-end party, designed to recognize their services and certificate some of them, was not a mistake but a motivation to also enable them to realize their potentials and services to the firm.Meanwhile, one of the certificated lawyers, Kuku Dorbor, speaking on behalf of the honorees, commended the management of the law firm and confessed that they are treated even better than most of the firms in Monrovia and other parts of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgAndrew Grove and the Sable Mining Africa Limited (SMAL) both indicted by the grand jury of Montserrado County have filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against them, terming it as null and void and without effect.Recently, the Special Presidential Taskforce, headed by Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa indicted several government officials, including House Speaker, Alex Tyler and Grand Cape Mount County Senator and former chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Cllr. Varney Sherman, for alleged crimes ranging from bribery to criminal conspiracy, economic sabotage, criminal facilitation and solicitation.According to court documents, Grove and SMAL in a 37-count motion said the court lacks jurisdiction over them and it does not have the power to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction beyond the scope of its statutory powers.Quoting part I of the New Penal Code of Liberia, under the title general provisions, which states, “that if the accused participates outside Liberia or the offense against the Laws of Liberia committed in whole or in part within Liberia or offense constitutes an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit an offense within Liberia, jurisdiction is conferred upon Liberia by treaty under such condition.”They said the indictment also alleges that they are based in London, Great Britain and criminally facilitated and collaborated with individuals for the alleged commission of the alleged crimes.They argued that the allegations in the indictment insinuate that Andrew Grove and SMAL are residents or are based in London, Great Britain, which “is absolutely incorrect and groundless in that, while it is true that Mr. Grove is a British by nationality, and Sable Mining Africa Limited is an international corporation, none is a resident in London as erroneously claimed by the indictment.”They said in another count such false allegations regarding their place of residence are further proofs that the indictment is nothing but mere speculations hatched by authors to unduly harass them. “Therefore, the indictment being product of falsehoods, it should be denied and dismissed,” they said. They further argued that the issuance of the indictment and writ of arrest “is incredibly impulsive and groundless and should be denied and dismissed, because the statute creating the Criminal Court “C” does not automatically confer upon it general jurisdiction or the power to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction, especially where the indictment alleges that they reside outside of Liberia and where there exists no extradition treaty between Liberia and their home country.“There is a compelling documentary evidence to show that the claim upon which the Grand Jury’s indictment is based is groundless, because President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on August 20, 2010, apparently acting as head of government, wrote and submitted a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives to review the amended and restated version of the PPC (Public Procurement and Concessions) Act of 2006,” they stated. Court documents said Andrew Grove is a natural person and an executive employee of Sable Mining Africa Limited and neither a resident of Liberia nor an employee of any corporation doing business or operating under the laws of Liberia.Grove submitted that he has no dealing or interest whatsoever with business activities or officials in public service whether directly or indirectly and strongly rejects and denounces as grossly baseless any negative insinuations suggesting the commission of any crime or collusion for whatever actions or activities within Liberia. Grove, the motion said, is not a resident of Liberia and has nothing to do with officials in public service in Liberia.Sable Mining Africa Limited, the motion said, is a foreign corporation with no links with any official in public service whether directly or indirectly and categorically rejects and denounces any assertions from any source bordering on alleged collusion for the commission of any crimes within Liberia and, therefore, denounces the pretense of the issuance in absentia of a purported indictment against its corporate person, image and operations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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