In order to balance competitions, the RFEF also presents a plan of three or four seasons view to ensure that the groups of Second B, Third and lower categories remain in the same way as today. The protocol also applies to women’s football, futsal and all youth categories.. In addition, it is studied how to finish the minor categories, although studies and health will always be above the calendar and its definitive closure for this season is not ruled out.By last, The RFEF guarantees that it will maintain the existing Mixed Commission to give full guarantee to non-professional soccer players and to also provide ease of payment to the clubs. In addition, as explained by the federal body in its statement, the Salary Guarantee Fund will double to correct any unsuspected situation that may arise around this crisis. Luis Rubiales has made a proposal based on an end to the express championship with no more regular season matches, with playoffs and no relegation. The break of non-professional football is a serious problem for the Second B and Third clubs, which not only lose a significant amount of income, but also face an uncertain end of season with the need to play a Playoff that, under normal conditions , drags the competition until the beginning of July. For this reason, ProLiga sent a letter to the RFEF in search of answers and today the body has presented its alternative.The RFEF, through a press release on its website, has reported that it has contacted the territorial federations after the meeting held with the CSD and has made an innovative proposal. There would be an express promotion mechanism through the usual Playoff, but eliminating the round trip, to leave it in a single match. In this way, they would remain promotions guaranteed promised at the beginning of the season. The remaining days would not be played. However, the competition would change as Luis Rubiales also adds the suppression of declines.
MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And with a duel with unbeaten Thailand looming on Wednesday, the Azkals need to sort out their defensive frailties before its too late.“You can only beat what’s in front of you,” said Younghusband, who scored the opening goal in the 27th minute.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 Chriss“When we face Thailand, we would have to raise our game. But the most important thing today was to get the win. I’m sure come the Thailand match, we will learn our lessons tonight and I’m sure we’ll have a better performance. We have players who can rise up to that level.”The Azkals face the War Elephants at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Wednesday. The winner will seal a spot in the semifinals. The narrow win capped an emotional day for the team, which mourned the loss of one of its biggest supporters, Vhonne Servinda, who passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer. Servinda was also a contributing photographer of the Inquirer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The defending champion Thais overwhelmed Indonesia, 4-2, in Bangkok for their second straight win and top spot, ahead of the Azkals on goal difference.The Azkals thought they had victory in the bag after Martin Steuble and Carlie De Murga added to Younghusband’s earlier strike, but the Timorese exploited the Azkals’ defense to score two quick fire goals through Nat Reis and Joao Pedro in the second half, paving the way for a thrilling finish.It did not help that Stephan Schrock was only good for 40 minutes of action due to an Achilles heel problem, while Manny Ott did not make the trip due to an injury. Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge was rested due to a quad strain, allowing Michael Falkesgaard to debut in the tournament.Falkesgaard had to be alert early with a save on the breakaway as the Azkals hardly looked like a team that was determined to win the competition for the first time.“We need to look back in this game and get some things straightened,” Falkesgaard said. “It was not good enough, the players know it. It doesn’t feel like a victory right now because of the way we played.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Iain Ramsay, Patrick Reichelt and Carlie De Murga signal the V sign in honor of the team’s late supporter, Vhonne Servinda, in this screengrab. —CEDELF P. TUPASKUALA LUMPUR—A scrambling 3-2 win over Timor Leste last Saturday exposed the Philippines’ vulnerabilities, but captain Phil Younghusband vowed the Azkals will raise their level of their play heading into the toughest stretch of the group stage in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.The Azkals were in no mood to celebrate as they left the KLFA Football Stadium here, barely escaping with maximum points against a Timor side that had previously lost its first two matches here by huge margins.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After 2-day rest, Aces finals prep gets going Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
Catcher Jon Martin had two hits and scored twice and Tani hit his second home run of the season, a 2-run shot in the sixth inning. Poly plays Redondo on Tuesday. Jordan 7, Leuzinger 6 Senior center fielder Diego Perez went 2 for 4 and scored the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning, and Marco Lara and Ismael Lora struck out 10 and only walked three as the Panthers (1-1) won in the second round of the El Segundo Tournament. Marco pitched six innings and his twin brother came in relief in the seventh to pick up the win for Jordan. Banning 7, Bellflower 5 Anthony Gose scored twice and belted a grand slam in the sixth inning for the Bucs (1-1) at the El Segundo Tournament. Bellflower plays Mira Costa on Tuesday. St. John Bosco 3, Arcadia 2 Junior pitcher Steven Rodriguez struck out eight, allowed four hits during six innings, and shortstop Michael Beltran went 3 for 3 with a run scored as the Braves (1-1) won in the second round of play at the El Segundo Tournament and will compete against visiting Mayfair Tuesday. Senior left fielder Marc Pueblos went 3-4 with a double and an RBI. West Torrance 4, Narbonne 3 Junior second baseman Cameron Weeks went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Warriors defeated the Gauchos in the second round of pool play the El Segundo Tournament. Junior shortstop Carlos Avila went 2 of 3 with An RBI for Narbonne (1-1), which faces Torrance on Monday in the same tournament. Gahr 9, South Torrance 6 Senior first baseman Keith Schwecke hit a walk-off three run homer in the bottom of the 11th as the Gladiators (2-0) won in the first round of the El Segundo Tournament. Senior shortstop Joe Park went 6 for 6 with five stolen bases and three runs scored for Gahr, which plays Peninsula at home Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. Carson 3, Hawthorne 2 Senior righty Daniel Rodriguez struck out l1 and senior shortstop Daniel Ornelas went 2 for 4 and scored one one and had a triple as the Colts improved to 2-0 on the season at the second round of the El Segundo Tournament. Wilson 7, Downey 0 Ray Hanson threw a two-hit shutout to lead the Bruins (2-0) to victory at the Loara Tournament. Zach Wilson blasted a three-run homer for Wilson and Elliott Glynn had a double and two RBI. Los Alamitos 8, El Dorado 1 Senior first baseman Logan Flagg went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI as the Griffins (2-0) won in the second round of the Loara Tournament. Senior third baseman Geno DeAngelis went 1 for 3 with a run scored and drove in the first run of the game with a double for Los Alamitos, which takes on Aliso Niguel on Tuesday. Millikan 6, Loara 5 Sophomore lefty Cody Hazel pitched three innings without giving up a run, and he singled twice to drive in two runs and stole a base as the Rams (1-1) won in the second round of the Loara Tournament. Senior relief pitcher Brian Loard picked the win, recording three strikeouts over two innings. Paramount 15, Ocean View 3 The Pirates (2-0) scored 14 runs in the second inning on their way to a rout at the Newport Elks Tournament. Andrew Hernandez was 3 for 4 with four RBI and Jonathan Morales had two hits and two RBI. Ivan Niebla struck out three and didn’t allow an earned run in four innings for the victory. Paramount plays Pacifica on Tuesday. Valley Christian 8, Laguna Beach 2 Sophomore third baseman Brett Struiksma went 2 for 2, walked, got hit by a pitch, scored three runs and had a double as the Crusaders (2-0) won in the second round of pool play at the Newport/Elks Tournament. Senior left fielder Josh Kubinski went 2 for 3 with a double and stole three bases and contributed three RBI for Vallley Christian, which travels to Segerstrom at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Mary Star 3, Huntington Park 2 Joe Morgan laced a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Stars (1-1) to a come-from-behind victory at the Southern California Invitational. Nicolas Rukavina pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory. St. Anthony 2, Pacific Hills 1 Freshman center fielder Jeffery Curran went 3 for 3 with three singles and junior catcher Gabe Nieto went 3 for 3 with three singles as the Saints won in nonleague play. Junior pitcher Austin Muhleka pitcher a two-hitter over five innings recording 10 strike outs for Anthony, which face Liberty Christian Tuesday 3 p.m. at home. SoftballDowney 8, Huntington Beach 2; Downey 10, St. Matthias 0 Jackie Serrano allowed just one hit in six innings to lead the Vikings (2-0) past the Oilers in their first game of the Downey Tournament. Against St. Matthias, sophomore Raelynn Garcia earned the victory. Serrano and Dora Hogue each hit home runs. Gahr 4, W. Torrance 0; Gahr 4, JSerra 1 Lindsey Marquez hit a two-run home run and Eileen Flores had two doubles and two RBI in a first-round victory at the Downey Tournament. Roni Alvardo earned the victory with seven strikeouts in six innings. In the second game, Alyssa Morales, Alyssa Belmontes and Raelene Saldana had consecutive doubles in the sixth to spark a four-run rally. Gahr visits Mayfair on Monday. Katella 6, Cerritos 2; Carson 7, Cerritos 1 Ashton Hinds struck out three batters for the Dons (0-2) in their first game at the Downey Tournament. Against Carson, Noor Dahdul had a pair of hits. Carson’s Theresa Poni hit a three-run home run in the third inning. Cerritos visits Fullerton on Thursday. Poly 2, Diamond Bar 1; Valencia 5, Poly 1 Charlie Vilchis scored on an infield error in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Jackrabbits on the first day of the Cypress Tournament. Junior Morgan Bittner struck out 11 and allowed just four hits. Poly continues tournament play against either Marina or Tesoro on Saturday. San Pedro 8, Redondo 0; San Pedro 6, Villa Park 2 Junior pitcher Taylor Petty struck out 14 in a perfect game to improve her record to 2-0, and junior catcher Perelini Koria went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a triple as the Pirates won in the first and second round of the Downey Tournament. Senior third baseman Katelyn Oro went 3 for 4 with a double and scored two runs for San Pedro. Against Villa Park, Oro hit a 3-homer with two outs in the first inning, senior right fielder Vanessa Samudio hit a homer in the third inning, freshman first baseman Kailee Cuico homered in the second inning for San Pedro, which faces host Garden Grove Pacifica on Monday in a nonleague matchup. Nathalie Hernandez, freshman pitcher, picked up her win of her career. She struck out two battlers and only walked one. Petty picked up her first career save. Boys basketballBell 56, Hamilton 46 Senior guard Daniel Torres hit six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points, and senior guard Josue Barrienpos connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points as the Eagles (21-6) won the L.A. City Invitational. Senior point guards added 12 points, of which 7 of 10 came from the free throw line the fourth quarter. The title was the team’s second in 10 years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sophomore right-hander Mario Gordon allowed just one hit in five innings to lead Poly High’s baseball team to a 7-0 victory over Venice at the El Segundo Tournament on Saturday. The Jackrabbits (2-0) scored twice in the first inning, and that was all Gordon needed. He struck out seven before he was relieved by Brent Tani in the sixth. Tani didn’t allow a hit.
The 32-year-old has played just twice this season for his Turkish club Kayserispor and is yet to score.Ghana host Sierra Leone on 11 October and travel to Freetown to face the same opponents four days later. However, there is still no place on coach Kwesi Appiah’s list for the Ayew brothers.Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah retains his place in the squad after returning to the team for the 1-0 loss to Kenya after a four-year absence.The Black Stars loss to Kenya means that all four teams in Group F have three points from two matches.Ethiopia, who have back-to-back games against Kenya, are the other team in the pool and won their last game 1-0 against Sierra Leone.Ghana squad:Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)-By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ghana’s forward Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring a goal against Mali in Port-Gentil on January 21, 2017NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Head coach Kwesi Appiah seems to have finally bowed to pressure and recalled top striker Asamoah Gyan to the Ghana squad for their upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.Gyan, Ghana’s all-time leading scorer, missed the Black Stars surprise 1-0 loss to Kenya in September alongside the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan, with the loss piling more pressure on Appiah who was just recently appointed to the slot.
0Shares0000Devout Christian Israel Folau, one of Australia’s top players, has been embroiled in a storm since posting on social media in April that gay people were destined for hell © AFP/File / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Jun 4 – Star flanker David Pocock says he “strongly disagrees” with teammate Israel Folau’s anti-gay views but insists it will not affect harmony within the Wallabies camp ahead of this week’s Test against Ireland.Devout Christian Folau, one of Australia’s top players, has been embroiled in a storm since posting on social media in April that gay people were destined for hell, sending rugby chiefs into damage control. Pocock, a strong advocate of marriage equality, said he fears anti-gay social media posts by professional athletes will reverse steps taken to make sports more inclusive.“Having Australia’s best rugby player using his platform like that has the potential to really harm young people who are going through some pretty rough stuff trying to come to terms with their sexuality,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday.“They’re (trying to do) that in a culture that clearly hasn’t become inclusive enough. The fact there are still no footballers in Australia who are openly ‘out’, that says plenty about current sports culture and our society.”But Pocock, who is making his Test comeback in Australia’s three-game series against Ireland after a year’s sabbatical, insisted his differing views with Folau would not divide the Wallabies.“Absolutely (we can play together), I’ve got family who have those views and we’ve had it out over the years,” he said.“The bottom line is they’re family. You talk about it in a civil way … and when you do that you realise we’ve got far more common ground than we have in difference of belief.“I just don’t see who wins if we aren’t able to relate to each other as humans and keep talking about things rather than having these really nasty polarising debates to decide who is and isn’t part of our tribe based on their beliefs.Folau said his bond with Pocock was as strong as ever after a recent conversation between the two.“Poey came up to me and we started an open conversation about our different beliefs,” Folau told reporters.“We’re both grown men and we talked about things. Like I said, it was nothing personal and we respect each other fully. There’s a whole lot of respect in our team and I like that.“It won’t change anything when we step out onto the field … I’ll be there to cover him and so will he (for me).“We’re 100 percent behind each other.”Australia play Ireland in Brisbane on June 9, Melbourne on June 16 and Sydney on June 23.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liverpool will be able to cope with the loss of Raheem Sterling should his faltering contract talks result in him leaving the club, insists former chief executive Rick Parry.The England flyer has turned down a worth a reported £100,000 a week as Brendan Rodgers looks to hang on to one of their prized assets.Several top clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, are now targeting the youngster but Parry believes, having seen the club lose key players before, the Merseysiders would be able to compete despite losing Sterling.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It’s never an easy situation but, at the end of the day, as a club, it comes to the point where you have got to come up with what you think is a realistic value.“You give the player the option [of a new deal] and you hope that he stays but, if he doesn’t, no player is bigger than the club.“Life moves on. We’ve lost our fair share. In my day we saw Steve McManaman go on a Bosman and we lost Michael Owen but the club picked itself up and got on with it.”
The new Voodoo Venue due to open tomorrow the 15th of February Valentines weekend, will be delayed until Saturday the 22nd due to the adverse weather conditions. Voodoo had specially ordered carpets from Belgium and uniquely sourced furniture from various parts of Europe coming this week.However, due to disruptions in ferry sailing through out the week in the English channel it is impossible that they will be delivered on time. Owner Jason Black was absolutely devastated by the news.However he commented “I would like to apologize for any inconvenience to our loyal customers. We tried everything possible to get open this Saturday, however these unforeseen circumstances have won out.Anyone who knows me, knows I only do things 100%, I want to make sure that the new look Voodoo Venue is totally finished. I promise all our customers you will not be disappointed.“Life always throws up challenges like this, however I have overcome them before and will again. ” Voodoo lounge and Voodoo Gardens will continue as usual this weekend.Tabby from XFactor will be there and Live in the Greenroom is ‘In Their Thousands’.Voodoo wants to let customers know that tickets booked for this Saturday night will be honoured on Saturday the 15th of February. STORM CHAOS CAUSES DELAY OF OPENING OF NEW-LOOK VOODOO NIGHTCLUB was last modified: February 14th, 2014 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:Jason BlackpostponedstormVOODOO
Gaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto ResultsNumbers drawn were 01 04 06 07 11 bonus 02. No jackpot winner. €100 Hughie Shiels, Fanavolty. €50 Paddy Jack. Next week’s jackpot €1050.Donegal v MonaghanTickets go on sale for the Ulster Final online today. Non members should be aware as it’s possible that tickets to clubs will be limited.Bord na nÓg Parish league commences this Wednesday evening 8th in Trialough for u8s, u10s and u12 boys and girls.Could everyone be at the pitch at 6.15pm sharp as we have to get all the teams sorted. Plenty help needed to help out each evening.The plan is play each Wednesday in July – Wednesday 08th, Wednesday 15th, Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th with the finals set for Friday July 31st in conjuction with the Fanad Festival.Anybody willing to help out contact Martin McAteer or just come along to Tria lough at 6pm on Wednesday evening.Also u8 blitz in Gweedore on this Saturday morning. We will sort out arrangements on Wednesday evening at the Parish League. Important that all the boys and girls come along on Wednesday evening or please let Martin know if u can’t make it as teams need to be sorted. U14 Girls play Downings in Co Championship FinalBest of luck to our U14 girls and management when they play our neighbours Downings. Date and time to be confirmed.Gaeil Fhánada Cúl CampPlease note that there is a change to our Cúl Camp date. The Gaeil Fhánada Camp will now take place from August 10th to 14th at Tria lough. This is to accommodate those who wish to take part in other camps in July. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic GamesActivities are GAME – BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:optimising learnin, enhancing friendships, improving physical & psychological well beingpromoting school and club linksKEY FEATURES ABOUT KELLOGG’S GAA CÚL CAMPSThe camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.On the last day of the camp a “blitz” will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps – are run throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm, in all 32 Counties and overseas. (see Camp venues for dates).Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.Camp costs are as follows €55 for 1st. child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.Contact Fiona on 085-1555645 or 9159670 now to make arrangements to pay by instalment up to the date of the camp. We guarantee that your children will have lots of fun!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA U14 GIRLS FACE DOWNINGS IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSport
DONEGAL’S Everest hero Jason Black is set to take the Donegal flag he took to the top of the world….all the way to the top of Errigal.In what Jason describes as the final leg of his journey, he has invited the whole county to join him, his wife Sharon and his children as they climb Errigal with the flat on Sunday June 30 at 2pm.“I’d love to see families come along and I’m especially appealing to people that feel they could never climb Errigal or have never climbed it to come out to join me on my final leg of the Mt Errigal to Mt Everest expedition journey as we take the Donegal flag that proudly graced the summit of the world back to where the journey began,” said Jason. “I’m urging everyone who to come along and take a timely climb up the mountain with us.“It’s going to be a gentle pace loads of stops taking in the wonderful views,just a wonderful slow stress free climb.“On the summit we will produce with pride this well travelled Donegal flag which reflects the pride and honour I feel for my community and county.“It will be a journey of achievement where people of all ages and abilities can share the realisation of a dream. I would urge people to wear appropriate clothing the day. “On our return down there will be food to enjoy and it will I guarantee that it will be a day to remember. It will be a day when I will have completed the full circle – I will return in fruition to where the dream began,”Be sure to bring your camera,the views are spectacular.”Donegal Co,Council are marking the Expedition achievement with a plaque at the foot of Mt Errigal where the dream first took root,which will be unveiled on the day.Said Jason: “It would be a huge honour to share the final leg of the expedition with the people from my county, everyones welcome no limits, this would be a great time to first climb the mountain.Support ,medical & marshals will all be there to assist.30th June 2pm Mt Errigal carpark. JASON BLACK INVITES WHOLE COUNTY TO JOIN HIM AS HE TAKES EVEREST FLAG TO TOP OF ERRIGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2013 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:JASON BLACK INVITES WHOLE COUNTY TO JOIN HIM AS HE TAKES EVEREST FLAG TO TOP OF ERRIGAL
Democrats, too, have expressed concerns about whether the current White House counsel could sever her close ties to Bush and rule independently once she were on the bench. Presidential spokeswoman Christie Parell said Sunday that the White House looks forward to the hearings and is confident that Miers will be confirmed. GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of Miers’ strongest supporters and a committee member, criticized Schumer for trying to predict how senators would vote. “This really represents a radical departure from the sort of civil and dignified process that we set up” during the hearings to confirm Chief Justice John Roberts, Cornyn said in a telephone interview. “To prejudge the nominee before she’s even had a chance to participate in the hearing just strikes me as unfair.” Republicans hold a 10-8 majority in the committee. “The hearings are going to be make or break for Harriet Miers in a way that they have not been for any other nominee,” Schumer told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And she’s going to have to do real well there. Right now, she has a rough road to hoe,” he said. Democrats renewed demands for the release of documents from Miers’ tenure in the White House. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, noted that Bush said he decided on Miers based in part on what she had done at the White House. “We ought to at least know what she did in the White House,” he said. Schumer, Cornyn and other Republicans agree in their thinking the White House is not considering withdrawing Miers’ nomination despite a wave of negative publicity in recent days. “George Bush, say whatever else you want about him, does not back away from a fight,” Schumer said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Harriet Miers does not have the votes now in the GOP-controlled Senate to be confirmed for the Supreme Court and confirmation hearings “will be make or break … in a way they haven’t been for any other nominee,” a leading Democratic senator said Sunday. While Democrats pressed the White House to provide documents from Miers’ work as the president’s counsel, Republicans said the nomination that has riled conservatives is not in trouble or in danger of being withdrawn. Sen. Charles Schumer, a member of the committee that plans confirmation hearings beginning Nov. 7, said lawmakers from both parties are concerned about Miers’ qualifications, independence and judicial philosophy. “I think, if you were to hold the vote today, she would not get a majority, either in the Judiciary Committee or on the floor,” said Schumer, D-N.Y. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think there is maybe one or two on the Judiciary Committee who have said they’d support her as of right now,” he said. But the committee chairman rejected the notion that Miers’ nomination was shaky. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said most senators are waiting for the hearings before making up their mind. “There are no votes one way or another,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Another committee Republican, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, said he has not seen “anything coming from the White House that says that they’re going to pull this nomination.” Brownback, who has been skeptical of Miers and has not announced how he will vote, added, “They’re doing everything they can to prepare Harriet Miers for the hearings right now.” Miers, a longtime Bush confidante who has never been a judge, was nominated to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The nomination has troubled some conservatives who say it was a risky choice because Miers was a blank slate on issues such as abortion and gay rights.