Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas guard Marvin Lee surveys the floor against University of the Philippines during their game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas lost to University of the Philippines by the slimmest of margins and it couldn’t be more heartbreaking for the Growling Tigers with the way the game turned out Sunday.But no matter how painful UST’s loss was, team captain Marvin Lee still took some positives out of it as the Growling Tigers shift their focus in their coming games. ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Alaska extends streak, comes back to beat Kia For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled “For me, what happened was a good experience and we’ll use this loss as a motivation for our future games,” said Lee in Filipino after the Tigers’ 74-73 loss to the Maroons at Mall of Asia Arena. Lee, who finished with a game-high 20 points, would’ve been UST’s hero after burying two free throws that put his team ahead, 73-71, with 5.4 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe story, however, was Paul Desiderio, who sank the go-ahead triple with 1.1 ticks remaining.“Well, it was over and we can’t do anything about the result,” said Lee. “I think the first game just wasn’t for us.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

LACC Probes US$100K on Capitol Hill

first_imgLiberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has launched an investigation into US$100,000 remitted to the House of Representatives to conduct a nationwide consultation on the draft Oil and Gas law.The amount in question is part of US$1.2 million issued by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) to the Legislature for the draft law. According to reports, US$200,000 was released to the Liberian Senate while US$1 million should have been given to the House, but instead only US$900,000 was received by the consultation committee headed by Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue.According to a letter addressed to Deputy Speaker Barchue under the signature of D. Blamo Kofa, Chief Investigator and approved by Cllr. J. Augustine Toe, Acting Chairperson of LACC; the graft commission wants Deputy Speaker Barchue to provide a “useful information and comprehensive expenditure report.”LACC is also requesting that a copy of the US$1.2 million budget, voucher and other relevant documents received by Deputy Speaker Barchue be provided during Barchue’s appearance at the Commission today at 10 a.m. at the Commission’s Gurley Street offices.However, in a counter letter addressed to the House on January 21, the Grand Bassa County lawmaker acknowledged receipt of the LACC invitation and proposed that plenary and the leadership of the House take charge of the matter.Deputy Speaker Barchue said he was only asked to execute a simple piece of job which he did perfectly well.“I would like to inform you that, since it was the plenary, through leadership, that instructed my committee to conduct this nationwide tour, I would appreciate were plenary to take siege of this matter,” Deputy Speaker Barchue asserted.However, plenary noted their colleague’s letter and forwarded it to the House’s leadership for discussion next week.Meanwhile, relative to the Nationwide Oil and Gas Consultation and the expenditure of US$900,000 received by Deputy Speaker Barchue’s committee, the second among equals termed the process as successful.In his report yesterday, Deputy Barchue declared: “I am pleased to inform plenary that the task is completed; and therefore I present a detailed, comprehensive, expenditure report on the US$900,000 that was requested and approved by plenary through the leadership.”Plenary advised that copies of the report be distributed to all members of the House for discussion next Tuesday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chamber of Commerce Elects New Officers

first_imgLCC president-elect, Charles Ananaba, congratulated by fellow contestant, Henry Brunson following the announcement of elections resultsMembers of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce (LCC) yesterday elected new officers to steer the affairs of the institution for the next term. The election, which took place in the conference hall of the LCC on Capitol Hill, brought to office the president and executive officer (CEO) of Omega Insurance Company, Charles Ananaba, as president-elect.Mr. Ananaba defeated Henry Brunson, general manager of Safeway Cargo/FedEx, 63 to 22 votes.The Chamber also elected officials to the executive council, including Assad Barbar, Tony Hage, George Nehme, C. Nelson Oniyama, Tarek Razzouk, Jasper Sigh, Georgio Haddad, Charles Collins and former Finance Minister Lusine Kamara.Prior to the election, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, informed members of the LCC of the need to do more to improve the business climate for all Liberians.Minister Addy then lauded Francis A. Dennis, the outgoing president of the LCC, for the active role his administration played engaging government through the Commerce Ministry to bring economic relief to Liberian-owned businesses.“Your participation has helped us derive solutions that we hope will pave the way where businesses can operate in a better environment.“Over the last years, we worked on a number of milestones. Thanks to the role you played, Liberia can say we are proud to conclude the WTO process.“Many of you participated actively in the stakeholders’ engagement in terms of what are those structural changes that needed to be made to make us a more competitive business environment,” he said.In his acceptance speech, president-elect Ananaba expressed gratitude to members of the institution who unanimously elected him, and called on Chamber members to give their fullest support. He pledged to work hard to build on the foundation of his predecessor to restore LCC back to normality.According to him, LCC plays a significant role as the ears, eyes, and voice of the private sector in Liberia, particularly recognizing the opportunities ahead and the significance of the institution.“I have carefully considered my candidacy, and at this moment in time, I believe I am the best prepared to take on the reins of leadership.“It is incumbent upon this organization to create an environment where business can prosper. We have both the power to influence regulations and laws to make them business friendly, and to collaborate as businesses in mutually beneficial ways,” said Mr. Ananaba.He promised to lead the executive council of the LCC with honesty, integrity and transparency, adding that to be thoughtful leaders, “we must first earn the trust of all members of the Chamber of Commerce, ordinary citizens of the community, and government officials and agencies we work with and look forward to the challenges ahead.”“I am ready to lead us forward. It is time to focus on the opportunities ahead,” Ananaba concluded.The defeated candidate, Mr. Henry Brunson, congratulated the elected officials for taking over the gavel of authority of the LCC.He said the election has made members to realize the financial support that they wanted and “we have generated what we anticipated.”According to him, although his campaign did not get him the Chamber presidency, “I have not lost, but the Chamber has won, because the financial arrears that we had outstanding for many years had not been filled up and we are hoping that those detractors (who did not support his bid) will continue to come and support the Chamber.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VEDC Gets New Leader

first_imgBorn in Mexico and raised near his alma mater, Uribe served in the Clinton administration as an assistant to then-Attorney General Janet Reno. He then became a deputy to Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, before joining Verizon in 1997. He currently serves as its lobbyist for local and state government. “He’s very sharp, very well-connected,” said Roberto Barragan, president of VEDC. “He’ll help us build our organization, to become bigger and more professional.” In 2006, the organization served 5,000 businesses, facilitating $20 million in lending and creating 600 jobs. With 45 percent of its clientele already coming from minority communities, Barragan said Uribe would help broaden the organization’s outreach. Though his experience in the corporate, political and academic worlds – Uribe also earned an MBA from Pepperdine University – takes him into different realms from the typical small-business owner, the new chairman pledged to continue VEDC’s push to assist companies in disadvantaged neighborhoods. “My background will come into play – I can connect with communities like Pacoima,” he said. “I see the value these businesses bring to our economy. They’re a great way for recent immigrants to become part of the fabric of our country.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Francisco Uribe, who grew up the son of a factory laborer and worked his way into the Clinton White House, will now take the reins of the Valley Economic Development Center. The Van Nuys-based private, nonprofit business assistance group recently elected Uribe to become its chairman. When he takes office Sunday, he will become the first Latino to head any of the San Fernando Valley’s major business groups. Uribe, a University of Southern California graduate, believes his background will be an asset when reaching out to the increasingly diverse Valley businesses. “The Latino community doesn’t aspire to anything drastically different – they want to thrive, to have good schools, the same things as any other business,” he said. “But it may make them feel more comfortable to deal with someone who looks like them.” last_img read more

Iraq football hit by age fraud scandals

first_img0Shares0000Iraqi football has been hit by a string of age fraud scandals, with national age-group teams banned from competing abroad © AFP / ABBAS MOMANIBAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug 4 – With players banned from travel, executives sacked and a national squad that just withdrew from the Asian Games, Iraqi football is paying the price for a string of age fraud scandals.Nearly five months ago, FIFA breathed life back into Iraqi football by lifting a three-decade ban on the country’s hosting of international matches. But a series of cases of alleged age fraud has put Iraq’s international football reputation back into jeopardy, with players and coaches warning that authorities have long turned a blind eye to cheating if it will bring home a win.Karim Saddam, one of the country’s football legends, said the Iraqi Football Association (IFA) “tries by any means, by any cost to have teams achieve victories and to take credit for it”.To do so, he said, “it will turn a blind eye to teams that have players with forged IDs”.The first tremor hit on July 30, when players on Iraq’s under-16 football squad were banned from taking off for a regional tournament in Jordan.Undeceived by the players’ hairless cheeks, Baghdad airport officials found that nine members of the team had falsified ages on their passports.The IFA quickly dismissed the team’s officials, who players said had instructed them to shave to look younger.It also promised to take action against “players who falsified their age”.For weeks, anti-fraud activists had posted evidence online that some of the players had voted in Iraq’s May elections, proving they were over 18.To avoid a Sh3mn ($30,000) non-participation fine from the tournament, Iraq’s under-14 team was sent to play in their stead.– Sh10mn fine –Former Iraqi international footballer Karim Saddam speaks during an interview with AFP in Baghdad about age-group fraud scandals © AFP/File / Sabah ARAROn August 1, Iraq’s under-23 squad dropped out of the Asian Games — set to begin later this month — after activists again took to social media alleging 17 of the team’s 23 players had lied about their age.The team faces a possible Sh10mn ($100,000) fine and a potential ban from the next edition in 2022.Just days later, authorities dissolved the country’s under-19 team, expected in Indonesia this fall for the AFC Championship finals.Officials said the squad would be regrouped once player IDs were thoroughly screened.Sports authorities in Iraq have tried to contain the crisis by announcing new checks and insisting that they had been caught off guard by the scale of the problem.But “people who follow Iraqi football know very well why Iraq has withdrawn from the Asian Games”, said Hassan Ahmed, coach of Iraq’s first division Al-Naft club.“It’s out of fear that a second scandal will break out after the under-16s.”Ahmed rejected claims by the IFA that the team was forced to withdraw from the competition due to the unavailability of players retained by their clubs, including Al-Naft.“The teams that meet the Iraqis in junior championships are beginning to realise the age of the players,” he said.– ‘Culture of forgery’ –Iraq football fans cheer for the national side during a recent friendly football match against Qatar © AFP/File / KARIM JAAFAROne reason the IFA may be so desperate to win is because of its isolation at home, said Saddam, who played on Iraq’s 1986 World Cup team.The IFA is in conflict with the ministry of youth and sports over revenue from stadium ticket sales and has been boycotted by major football figures, he said.Sports journalist Zidan al-Rubaie said football fraud is only one facet of a “widespread culture of forgery”.Under Saddam Hussein’s rule, Iraqis were forced to find creative ways to circumvent more than a decade-long international embargo, and after his ouster, to survive sectarian violence and jihadists.In the chaos that ensued after Saddam’s fall, thousands of Iraqis falsified their ID cards, changing their religion, hometown or name to avoid the ire of armed groups.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FIFA Ethics Committee judge held in Malaysia for graft

first_imgHe was held overnight, but released after a court accepted his representatives’ arguments that he effectively has diplomatic immunity due to his high-profile legal roles, lawyer Cheow Wee told AFP.As well as sitting on FIFA’s Ethics Committee, Rajoo was the director of the Malaysia-based Asian International Arbitration Centre.A series of such centres have sprung up in recent years providing dispute resolution services for individuals and companies, often in cases where the parties concerned are trying to avoid going through a country’s domestic court system.Cheow said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had applied to hold Rajoo for seven days as “they wanted to question him regarding a corruption allegation”.An MACC source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the agency had detained Rajoo after he arrived in Malaysia but the court had rejected their request to have him remanded in custody.Rajoo has been accused of using his position in Malaysia to gain financial favours, reports said.Local media reported that he has now given up his post as director at the arbitration centre.“My client has offered assurances that he will extend the full cooperation to MACC regarding the investigation,” his lawyer said, but added that the authorities did not have the right to arrest him.Rajoo was appointed last year as one of two deputy chairmen of the Ethics Committee’s adjudicatory chamber, which has slapped lifetime bans on several football executives named in a sprawling US Justice Department probe into corruption in the sport.The chamber was responsible for banning former president of the governing body of world football Sepp Blatter and UEFA head Michel Platini.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sundra Rajoo was appointed last year as one of two deputy chairmen of the FIFA Ethics Committee’s adjudicatory chamber © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 21 – A FIFA Ethics Committee judge was arrested on suspicion of corruption in his native Malaysia and has resigned as director of a legal arbitration centre, his lawyer and reports said Wednesday.Sundra Rajoo was detained in Malaysia late Tuesday by anti-graft investigators after flying in from Zurich, where FIFA has its headquarters, to assist authorities in a corruption probe.last_img read more

Durham diary: England fans were magnificent in St Etienne – shame about the team

first_img 5 Adrian Durham The football chat centred on Hodgson’s six changes – we had very solid information that these changes were definitely going to happen, and they did. Risky, was my view.Halfway through the show, the bar area, which was full of England and Slovakia fans, ran out of beer. The barrels in the office needed to be passed through a window so a radio producer – IMO – and a radio executive – Senior Gooner – had to lift one out through the window. That’s not in their contract. 5 I had a monitor in front of me with the Wales game on. Joe Allen was excellent for the Welsh, but that Russia side were a disgrace. Watch the goalkeeper for the third goal, he literally dives out of the way of it. Fair play to Wales though, it wasn’t the trickiest of groups, but they won it.A quick word for the England fans who were magnificent in St Etienne: non-stop getting behind the team all the way through the second half. Shame the team couldn’t respond. As Wales fans discovered in Lens last week, winning the singing battle doesn’t win you the game.Back to our lovely base in St Etienne for the night, but I couldn’t sleep, so I worked out Northern Ireland’s situation ahead of attending their game at Parc des Princes. 5 The show went on, and Danny Gabbidon spoke to us live from Toulouse about Wales’ chances against Russia. Fair to say Danny was disappointed Wales didn’t put England under more pressure. I was relieved about that, too.The wife sent me a picture of the dog dressed up for the England game. He literally hasn’t got a clue what’s going on that boy. 5 And on to the game: the talkSPORT team were in place for commentary, but what a turn off the football was. Slovakia had no desire to win the game, even though victory would have given them the group. They only wanted to keep England out, and we weren’t clever enough to break them down. England passed themselves into oblivion, and yes created some chances, but never really cut through Slovakia. But we kept on doing the same things. Very disappointing. Throughout Euro 2016, talkSPORT’s man in the England camp, Adrian Durham, will be sharing his thoughts in a daily diary. Here’s the latest instalment…To the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for the Drive show ahead of the England game. Stuart Pearce and I had a right laugh on air – we had to really. The venue for the show was the office of the President of the St Etienne supporters’ club, whose building is a short walk from the stadium. This office was full of tat – as Pearcey said, it was like Del Boy’s lock-up. There were beer barrels, books, lights, chairs, boxes, football posters, pennants and shirts, scarves and flags all stacked up all over the place. One of the weirdest places I’ve presented a show from.The bonus of having all that rubbish around the place was that in amongst it all we found a plate and a knife – perfect for The Daily Cheese. This feature returned for the first time since the tournament started, and it’s fair to say it’s been a massive hit. Stuart loves cheese, and that’s an understatement. He asked for five different cheeses on the plate, but IMO the producer only got him two, which is a disgrace. “I feel let down,” were Stuart’s words. 5last_img read more

Dying miner’s timeline shows some were alive at least 10 hours

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) – After a quarter-century in the coal mines, Jim Bennett was a few months shy of retirement and accustomed to counting down the hours. So after Monday’s explosion in the Sago Mine left a dozen dazed and disoriented miners huddled at the end of a tunnel, their breathable air wasting away, Bennett’s family says he took out a piece of paper and his wristwatch, and he started a timeline. The first of his handful of entries came at 11:40 a.m., five hours into the wait to be rescued. The last, with the scrawl and tone of his words getting looser and more desperate, was logged at 4:25 p.m., near the 10-hour mark. “Each time he documented, you could tell it was getting worse,” Bennett’s daughter Ann Merideth told The Associated Press on Saturday after receiving the note with her father’s body. “Later on down the note, he said that it was getting dark. It was getting smoky. They were losing air.” The first rescuers weren’t sent into the mine until an hour after Bennett’s last entry. By the time they reached the miners and brought them out of the mine about 42 hours after the explosion, all were dead except the youngest, who was unconscious and clinging to life. Another miner died in the initial blast. “He didn’t know how much more time he had. But he wanted everybody to know to tell my mom that he loved her,” Merideth said of her father’s note. “And he wanted me and my brother to know that he loved us.” Merideth spoke of her 61-year-old father in front of a makeshift memorial of white crosses and mine hats in this tiny coal town. She said her father’s final words left her with both solace and anger – that rescuers didn’t act more quickly to reach the miners while they were still alive. “Yes, it bothers me tremendously,” Merideth said. “I’m not sure how many miners went and was able to live as long as my father had, which I’m sure most of them did, and it really bothers me because it took them so long.” By the 24-hour mark, when rescuers penetrated the mine with a drill and got no response to their taps, the miners inside may have at least been incapacitated by the carbon monoxide, methane and coal dust. Officials said the initial 11-hour lag in getting rescuers into the mine was necessary to clear the mine of high concentrations of poisonous fumes. International Coal Group Inc. chief executive Ben Hatfield, whose company operates the mine, said rescuers had to follow state and federal laws that requires a methodical approach to avoid rescuers getting trapped, injured or killed themselves. “It is painful, and it’s slow, and it was maddening as we were all just doing our level best as we were attempting to get there,” Hatfield told the AP. “And we’re going to do our best to make sure that families understand.” Bob Friend, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s acting deputy assistant secretary of labor, echoed his words, saying a primary concern in such a rescue operation is the safety of the rescue teams. The lone survivor, 26-year-old Randal McCloy Jr., remained critically ill Saturday with possible brain damage from oxygen deprivation and carbon monoxide poisoning. However, doctors at a Pittsburgh hospital where he was treated said he was showing dramatic signs of recovery, including flickering his eyelids, and was stable enough to be flown back to a hospital closer to his West Virginia home Saturday night. Merideth, who did not provide a copy of her father’s note to the AP, said she had long suspected there would have been a last message from her father, a deeply religious man who prayed for his fellow miners every day. Tony Oppegard, a former MSHA official who has worked in mine safety for 25 years, said Bennett’s note points out the need for miners to have oxygen systems that can last longer. He added that the miner’s timeline suggests that the barricaded group found a pocket of clean, usable air that would have allowed them to use their oxygen systems only intermittently. And while he understands concerns by families that the rescuers didn’t move faster, Oppegard said rescues are very dangerous and have to be done with “all deliberate speed.” In 1976, 11 rescuers died when there was a second mine explosion in Letcher County, Ky. “You don’t have a bunch of cowboys rushing in,” he said. Federal and state investigators have yet to enter the mine, where additional ventilation holes are being drilled to purge the mine of poisonous gases, a process that may not be completed for a few days. Although the mine is closed, Hatfield met with about 145 employees Saturday to assure them there will be no layoffs. He said employees would be paid for the whole week, and offered them temporary jobs at ICG’s other mines in the region, The company has operations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Illinois. After their wrenching vigil of raised and shattered hopes during the recovery effort was played out in front of television cameras, the families took pains to carry out their grieving in private. Police cars lined up to keep television trucks, reporters and others away from the visitation for 28-year-old David Lewis in Philippi. In Buckhannon, two state troopers guarded the entrance to a funeral home where the visitation for 51-year-old Alva Bennett was held. Gov. Joe Manchin spent about an hour at a funeral home with the family of 56-year-old mine roof bolter Jerry Lee Groves. The governor presented relatives with a memorial proclamation from the state and hugged Groves’ mother, Wanda. Groves’ family read a letter that 11-year-old Eric Rose wrote to his grandfather the day his body was discovered: “Dear Papa, I love you. I’ll always remember when you gave me rides on the four-wheeler, and I’ll never forget the rides you gave me on the Harley. Love you, Eric.” — Bsharah is an AP Radio reporter. Associated Press National Writer Deborah Hastings and reporters Connie Mabin and David Dishneau contributed to this report.last_img read more

HOW CAN THEY DO IT? ANIMAL CHARITY’S ANGER AS 5 LITTERS OF KITTENS JUST DUMPED

first_imgANIMAL welfare groups have condemned selfish cat owners for dumping FIVE different litters of kittens across Donegal this week.“Kitten season has gone on really long this year and people out there seems unable to cope with the extra kittens and their way of dealing with them is very simple..off load the problem on to someone else,” said a Animals In Need spokeswoman.“This week alone we had five full litters abandoned, two of them on other people’s property and the rest “just” dumped on deserted roads. “The youngest litter is only about 3-4 weeks and unable to drink from a bowl. These were dumped on a doorstep in a box, covered in excrement.“The man who found them, washed them and bought formula for them but they failed to drink and got very weak. By the time we got them one was very near dying, unable to swallow or move but with intensive care we got him turn around and he is now playing with his brothers and sister.” HOW CAN THEY DO IT? ANIMAL CHARITY’S ANGER AS 5 LITTERS OF KITTENS JUST DUMPED was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:animals in needdonegaldumpedkittenslast_img read more

CROOK FRANCOIS: COMPANY WOUND UP IN SOUTH

first_imgTHE HIGH Court has appointed a provisional liquidator crook Francois de Dietrich’s company in the republic.At a vacation sitting of the High Court on Saturday, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan appointed Declan McDonald of PricewaterhouseCoopers as provisional liquidator to ETIC Solutions Ltd.The court heard that ETIC, a business and management consultancy with a registered address at Ballybofey, Co Donegal, “operated in a fraudulent manner akin to a Ponzi scheme” that has affected hundreds of investors all over Ireland. ETIC’s directors are Francois, who ran several businesses in Co Donegal, and his wife Severine.The court heard that the company ceased trading late last year and both directors have left Ireland, and are believed to be somewhere in France.They fled after being exposed by a website (donegaldaily.com).The court also heard that police on both sides of the Border are investigating the firm, and authorities in Northern Ireland have issued an arrest warrant for Mr Detrich. The petition to have the company wound up was brought on behalf of Edward Doherty, director of PE Doherty of Duncreggan Road, Derry, who claims that he is owed more than €610,000 by ETIC.On Saturday the judge said he was satisfied to appoint Mr McDonald as provisional liquidator.While he was mindful that the application was made ex-parte, he was satisfied that “the company is insolvent” and that there “are strong grounds to suspect that serious irregularities have taken place within the company”. The court also made an order freezing the assets of both ETIC, its directors and two other companies; Palladium Investments Ltd and XCEL Financial Services Ltd.NI SOLICITOR TOLD TO APPEAR IN COURTCROOK FRANCOIS: JUDGE ORDERS HIS LAWYER TO APPEAR IN COURT!CROOK FRANCOIS: COMPANY WOUND UP IN SOUTH was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:crookFrancois de Dietrichgulliblethieflast_img read more