SEPTEMBER 12, 2018: UP celebrates after outlasting FEU in 5 sets to claim the PVL Collegiate Championship. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonWhen he took over as University of the Philippines head coach, Godfrey Okumu only wanted to implement what he described as Japanese-style volleyball: fast-paced, systematic and not overly reliant on size.What the Lady Maroons learned in the process was another trait the Japanese are known for: zen-like demeanor.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Calm and composed in the midst of storm, UP captured its first ever title on Wednesday night, beating heavy favorite Far Eastern University in a topsy-turvy title series, 2-0.“When I was serving, I didn’t feel nervous at all,” said setter Ayel Estrañero in Filipino. “I felt that every one of us inside the court believe that we can win despite the long comeback we mounted.”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 ChrissShe was referring to her serve at championship point which catapulted the Lady Maroons’ rally from 6-12 in fifth set of Game 2, where they blew a two-sets-to-none cushion, and an 8-0 lead in the third.With what happened in Game 1—where UP shed off its finals novice tag when it clawed back from two sets down to defeat FEU via five-setter—the Lady Maroons could have also easily succumbed to grinding pressure. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “For us to be here today it took us time, months. We lost many games and by losing, we learn how to win and we learn how to play together. Instead of going apart when you lose, you learn. The losses brought us together. So that’s strength that kept us together,” added the mentor.For that mind-set alone, the Lady Maroons, who haven’t won in the collegiate scene for 36 years, are a formidable force in the coming UAAP season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philippines falls to Iran, stays in top 3 of Group F in World Cup qualifiers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title But UP remained steadfast.“The pressure is there like the pressure we had today. But what do you do when you have pressure? We try to relax. We take it out and we don’t think about it so much,” Okumu said. “I told the players to embrace the moment.”It was a double victory for UP as Isa Molde, the 19-year-old star from Catmon, Cebu, won both conference and finals MVP awards.“I would like to dedicate these awards to my teammates; of course I can’t achieve this without their help,” added the 5-foot-7 open hitter.Okumu, a Kenyan English teacher in Japan before he transitioned to coaching volleyball, said his players stayed mindful during the toughest moments of the finals.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 View comments
Calm is said to have returned to the ArcelorMittal concession area in Nimba after the violent demonstration that led to the ransacking of the properties belonging to the iron ore company.On Thursday, 3rd July 2014, a youth group identified as “Tokadeh Progressive Youth for a Peace and Development began what they claimed as a peaceful demonstration in the concession town of Zolowee along the Sanniquellie-Yekepa at the junction of the road leading to Mount Tokadeh.The aggrieved youth spokesperson Sayetee Zowehyee told this paper via mobile phone on the day of the standoff that their action came due to what he called “the failure of ArcelorMittal” to adhere to their plights and demands.He said prior to their demonstration they informed the County Attorney, LNP and UNMIL to carry on a peaceful march on 3rd June 2014 so as to claim the ArcelorMittal’s attention over petitions addressed to the company long time ago concerning the development of the areas.He said, while they were carrying on the peaceful march at the junction leading to Mount Tokadeh, the Emergency Response Unit/ERU came in and told them under the pretext that they were there to provide protection based on their request to the LNP.Superintendent Zuagele confirmed the request but said that the County Attorney upon receiving the letter he immediately wrote instructing them to put halt to all form of demonstration and again went on air informing the group not to demonstrate but they refused to adhere to his order.The youth claimed they were carrying on peaceful demonstration, but the road leading up the mount was blocked with fallen tree, with cooking taking place on the main road.He narrated that after they got through cooking around the intersection leading up the mount, the ERU seized the food and set it in their pickup and began firing discriminately, using tear gas to disperse them.It was from the action of the ERU that led the youth to flee into the bushes which of course let things get out of hand, he said.An eyewitness account says there was shooting of single barrel guns by the youth after they fled into the bush and they even committed extensive damage on ArcelorMittal facilities at the mines as well as on the train.Bridges along the road leading to Yekapa were tampered with by the youth in an attempt to dismantle them at some locations of the road.However, an Executive Mansion release says several of those involved in the disturbances were picked up and taken to Monrovia for interrogation.Several government officials, including the Information Minister Lewis Brown; Lands, Mines and Energy Minister Patrick Sandolo and some of the Nimba Lawmakers paid a visit to the area, aimed at finding a breakthrough, but it is not yet known what level of discussion was held with the both sides.Nimba District # 1 Representative Jeremiah Koung expressed frustration over the level of destruction ArcelorMittal sustained from the hands of the youth.He urged the youth to be proactive in their campaign and stop the attitude of destruction of infrastructures.It was also reported that the group went up the mount and ransacked activity there, forcing some ArcelorMittal workers to be airlifted by helicopter.This year appears to be tough for the company since they started the operation in Liberia nearly 10 years ago.In February this year, the citizens of the affected communities within ArcelorMittal concession blocked the roads leading up Mount Takadeh where the mining of iron ore is taking place. They claimed that the management of ArcelorMittal failed to pay damages to their properties and also refused to employ the citizens. Some of their plights were addressed where most of them received the required payment of damages.On Tuesday 29th April 2014 a group of Nimba youth under the banner, “Concerned Nimbaians calling for Re-signing and Renegotiation of the Arcelor Mittal Mineral Development Agreement with the Government of Liberia”, seized the railroad in demand of changes in the MDA.This issue was brought to rest after the intervention of the Nimba 53rd Legislative Caucus and some staff of the company.One of the Concerned Nimbaian Advocates, Saye Musah, attributed the eruption of this new crisis to lack of communication from the Nimba County Authority headed by Supt. Fong Zuagele.He said after their railroad seized in April, a meeting was called for by ArcelorMittal in May at the Royal Hotel in Monrovia, where Supt. Zuagele was instructed by the Nimba Legislative Caucus to convene a meeting with the aggrieved youth (including this group) so as to discuss some of the counts which were not discussed at Royal Hotel Meeting. “But accordingly,” Musah said, “the county superintendent hasn’t called for meeting up this the time of the crisis,” something Superintendent Zuagele outrightly denied.The present aggrieved “Tokadeh Youth Movement” in August 2013, presented an eight counts resolution to the management of Mittal at the joint citizens meeting with CEO of Mittal in Zolowee calling for improved water system, health care facility, and employment at all levels, among others.At present, the road between Sanniquellie and Yekapa is now calm and traffic has resumed, but there no sign of work going on at the Tokadeh Mines since the standoff.Representative Larry Younquoi of Nimba District #8 told reporters in Ganta that almost a truckload of things looted from the ArcelorMittal camp around Mount Tokadeh had been retrieved and returned, while search is going on to get the remaining items.In a similar development, another group calling themselves “Movement for the Defense of Downtrodden” launched their activity in Ganta on 3rd July 2014.The group who described themselves as rights organization said they will be engaging institutions in Nimba and elsewhere in the interest of the communities, looking at the controversial Nimba Scrap deal, a purported US$4 million GOL owed Nimba from ArcelorMittal Social Development Fund, and the relocation of George Ways Hospital in Sanniquellie, among others.Despite the company’s almost 10 years of existence and almost four years of shipment of iron ore, one-third of Yekapa still remains undeveloped with the hospital there yet to be renovated and the roads still remain unpaved despite years of promises something the citizens greatly concerned about.Superintendent Zuagele has also confirmed the arrest of five persons in connection to the violence over the weekend and sent to Monrovia while their leaders, Sayetee and others, remain at large.He also confirmed that some members of the group, “Concern Nimbaian for Resigning and Renegotiating of the MDA”, are undergoing interrogation at the police station in Sanniquellie into their involvement into the violence.Earlier, one of the detainees, Ta Kruah, told this paper via mobile that they were asked by the Superintendent for a meeting early Sunday, 6th July 2014 but were immediately summoned by Police Chief of Operations, Abraham Kromah, for questioning and they are still being held with no charge(s).Meanwhile, the Executive Mansion Release said the full extent of the damage, which is still being assessed, includes destruction to private properties, as well as injuries to six police officers and the destruction of public roads and bridges.Information Minister Lewis Brown said, “There is no tolerance in this society for those who act outside the law by expressing grievances through violence, destroying properties, assaulting law enforcement officers, and violating the rights of others.”He also added that “all such individuals will face the full weight of the law.”However, Government of Liberia has assured the management of Arcelor Mittal and all private and foreign investors that no action will be spared to protect lives and properties as well as the general wellbeing of their staffs and employees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Firearm and ammunition charges…Avmed Dial, also called “Bucko,” of 5034 Phase 2 Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, facing three charges relating to the possession of a firearm and ammunition, is set to know his fate on Friday, March 23.His case had been tried on March 12 by Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse, and this date has been set for ruling in the case.Dial allegedly had a .32 Taurus Magnum revolver, serial number TB12429, in his possession at his Amelia’s Ward home on Monday, May 12, 2017, without being the owner of a firearm licence at the time.It is also alleged that on the said date, he had in his possession at his home five rounds of .32 ammunition for an automatic weapon and 20 rounds of .32 Magnum ammunition, without being the holder of a firearm licence.Dial was represented by Attorney Gordon Gilhuys, who argued that other people resided at the home where the firearm and ammunition were found, and the prosecution had failed to establish that the firearm belonged to the defendant. He therefore asked that the defendant be found not guilty of the charges.The Magistrate then set the March 23 date for ruling.
-submittedThis past weekend the Northern Strikers U14 Girls team was in Edmonton for the Power Play Cup. With a team evenly split between U12 & U14 players, they were out-sized and out-muscled in most of their games and gave up a 6-3 decision in their first game. They pulled together in their next two, including coming back from one goal down in their final game to tie it up and then win in an NHL-style shoot-out. – Advertisement -This was good for the bronze medal, and a good primer for the Alberta Soccer Provincials in Calgary, March 21-22.
Appointment of GECOM Chair…says still no word from President on next meeting with Opposition LeaderDespite the urgency of the matter, a week has passed and there has been no word from President David Granger on the next meeting to come up with nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.This was revealed by former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Chief Whip Gail Texieira, who has played an integral part as an intermediary between Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and the President and his team while the two sides have been trying to choose a chairman in keeping with the consensual approach recommended by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).Texieira in a statement on Wednesday said that it is unbelievable that one week has passed and no meeting has been scheduled for the continuation of discussions at the informal level, either between the Leader of the Opposition and the President or with their emissaries.“We, in the Parliamentary Opposition, thought that we were making progress in the informal engagement, albeit slow, with 4 names that are “not unacceptable” to the President,” she added. According to her, despite the CCJ’s ruling that the appointment of the chairman in accordance with the Constitution is of “utmost urgency”, and the President’s statement on July 12th that the appointment could be done in days, the Leader of the Opposition’s informal submission of an additional four names on July 18th for the President’s consideration regarding their acceptability to him remains unanswered.According to Texieira, this is the very definition of the “bad faith” that the CCJ cited when they handed down their June 18 ruling and July 12 consequential orders. Texieira noted that the President’s public statements of wanting to appoint a Chairman in days can no longer be taken at face value.She pointed out that “on several occasions, he has changed his mind and in other openly contradicted earlier public statements, such as those he made on July 12 and July 19, 2019— which are a complete reversal of the statements he made at his July 4 press conference following the meeting with the Leader of the Opposition with regards to the appointment of the Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission”.Texieira also noted that President Granger has arrogated onto himself a role in submitting names to the Opposition Leader, which then have to be included on the final list. She made it clear that this was untrue.“In his July 12 and 18 statements, the President has inserted himself in the role of submitting and determining names on the list of six from which he will select, a role in contravention of art 161 (2) and the CCJ ruling of June 18th 2019”.The Leader of the Opposition, she stated, has on more than one occasion written to the President and declared publicly “his availability to meet at any time and daily” in order to conclude the informal process of finding six names “not unacceptable” to the President in keeping with article 161 (2).ListsJagdeo had submitted a list for GECOM Chairperson that included retired Major General Joe Singh, who served as GECOM Chairman years ago; Environmentalist Annette Arjoon-Martins, retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy, businessman Captain Gerry Gouveia, Attorney- at-Law Kashir Khan, former Magistrate Krishnadatt Persaud, Conflict Resolution Specialist Lawrence Latchmansingh, Retired Major General Norman McLean, Businessman Ramesh Dookhoo, Retired Puisne Judge William Ramlall and Onesi La Fleur.But in a turnaround, the President then submitted a list of nominees of his own that featured the return of former GECOM Chairman retired Justices James Patterson, in addition to retired Justice Claudett La Bennet, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Chairperson Kesaundra Alves, Stanley Moore, Economist Aubrey Armstrong, and former Solicitor General Kim Kyte. The President also proposed known PNC-affiliates and businessmen Stanley Ming (a former PNC Parliamentarian) and Kads Khan.While the Constitution does not allow the President to submit names, Jagdeo, in a compromise, had permitted the President to informally suggest names of persons he had no objection to. The fact that a formal list was presented by the President’s representatives has been criticised by political observers as a demonstration of bad faith.Government subsequently confirmed Alves and retired Justice La Bennet as nominees the President has no objection to. However, Jagdeo rejected these two names and had been poised to make more submissions. Subsequently, President Granger left the jurisdiction for Cuba to do a medical check-up.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member Gail TexieiraPresident David Granger
In Madrid, Atletico Madrid are about to welcome city rivals Real to their Vicente Calderon home to contest the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.There is no love lost between the Spanish clubs in the same way Milan and Inter have absolutely no affection towards one another.It is almost 10 years to the day when the Italian clubs were pitted together at the same stage of the Champions League.Unfortunately it is remembered not for the football on display, despite Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and Esteban Cambiasso gracing the turf, but for the crowd trouble that led to referee Markus Merk abandoning the game.Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Carlo Ancelotti’s Milan increased their lead in the return fixture thanks to Andriy Shevchenko’s first half goal.However, Merk enraged the Inter fans when he disallowed Cambiasso’s equaliser and missiles thrown from the black and blue end bombarded the pitch and firemen had to clear flares that began to engulf the Milan penalty box.The Rossoneri’s goalkeeper, Dida, was himself struck by one of the fireworks and the referee called a temporary stop to the game, ordering players into their respective dressing rooms until it was safe to return.A minute after returning following the 10 minute break, Inter fans continued to hurl objects, the match was abandoned and Milan were awarded a 3-0 win.They eventually made it to the final where Liverpool defeated them on penalties after a memorable comeback.Days after the San Siro incident, though, Inter were ordered to play their next six European games behind closed doors, with two of those games suspended for three years and they were also fined 300,000 Swiss francs (about £132,000).Speaking about the punishment, UEFA director of communications William Gaillard said: “This is the highest fine in the history of Uefa and the loss of four home games will mean they lose out on revenue for around €8m (£5.5m)However, many observers believed the club escaped lightly considering it was the second time in four years the club’s hooligans had disrupted a game. In a 2001 UEFA Cup game against Alaves, crowd trouble landed Inter a £35,000 fine and they were ordered to play two European games away from the San Siro.In reality, the club were lucky not to be denied a place in the money spinning competition the following season. 1 Marco Materazzi and Rui Costa look on as the San Siro turf is bombarded with missiles
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea exit boiled down to “palpable discord” with his Stamford Bridge squad, according to Blues board member Michael Emenalo.Chelsea parted company with Mourinho on Thursday after two days of crisis board meetings, with Guus Hiddink the front-runner to slot in as interim boss.Blues chiefs insisted Mourinho had left the club “by mutual consent”, just seven months after lifting the Premier League title.And Chelsea’s technical director Emenalo insisted club bosses do not accept accusations the Blues’ players had any underhand role by trying to undermine Mourinho.“Whilst there is huge sentiment for the individual who has done so much for the club, the fact of the matter remains that Chelsea Football Club is in trouble,” Emenalo told Chelsea TV.“The results are not good. There obviously seems to be palpable discord between manager and players, and we feel it was time to act.“The owner is forced to make what was a very tough decision for the good of the club.“Make no mistake about it, Chelsea Football Club is one of the biggest clubs in the world, is one point above relegation in the English Premier League and that’s not good enough.“Anyone who loves the club, who has any kind of affiliation to the club, can understand that this club is in trouble, and something needed to be done.”Mourinho’s departure has centred around nine defeats in 16 league games this term, a shocking descent into the relegation mire.The messy September exit of Dr Eva Carneiro, now taking action against the club, after being branded “naive” by Mourinho in August, has been viewed externally as causing extra unrest.Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas was forced to fend off rumours of dressing room revolts against Mourinho earlier in the season.Now Emenalo has further backed Chelsea’s players, insisting none of the Stamford Bridge squad had any part to play in Mourinho’s exit.The Blues are said to favour Italy manager Antonio Conte as their top choice for a long-term appointment, but his contract runs until after Euro 2016. Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola – long admired by Abramovich – is also a certain contender. Whether he is interested remains to be seen as the prepares to announce his future plans.First-team coach Steve Holland could take charge of Saturday’s home Premier League clash with Sunderland, to hand the Blues board more time to complete the search for Mourinho’s short-term replacement.Former Holland manager Hiddink took interim charge at Chelsea in 2009 after the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari, and could now reprise his caretaker role in west London, and talkSPORT understands it could be confirmed as soon as this evening.“This is essentially the same group of players who won the league and the league cup last season,” said Emenalo.“They did it in style, and they did it by showing commitment, and by sweat and blood, tears and blood for the club, when needed.“They play to instruction, they adhere to everything the manager asked them to do.“So I think it’s very easy to make that inference (that the players helped caused Mourinho’s exit) but it’s not one that the club accepts.“Obviously we know now that the players have a responsibility to go out and prove everyone wrong, and show a certain level of commitment to the decision that’s been made tonight, to try to get the club up the league table.“That’s what they have to do, that’s what they were supposed to do, and I believe that’s what they’ve been trying to do.” 1 Jose Mourinho
The Donegal property market could be starting to show some real signs if the latest Allsop Property auction is anything to go by.Four properties in Donegal sold on Tuesday and all for above the reserve price.The properties which included an industrial unit and three houses – went under the hammer at the RDS on Tuesday. They included 4,000 sq.ft. warehouse unit at Thorn Road in Letterkenny, which had a reserve of €50,000 but sold for €90,000.All three of the houses, which were listed with reserves of €60,000 fared equally well.A three-bedroom semi-detached house containing a two bedroom apartment with separate access at Beinn Aoibhinn, Gortlee, Letterkenny sold for €117,000.A 1,600 sq.ft. detached four-bedroom dormer bungalow at Tirloughan, Carrigart went for €82,500; and a 1,500sq.ft. four bedroom detached house at Lawnsdale, Ballybofey sold for €88,000 Robert Hoban of Allsop Space said Donegal sales were really beginning to pick up.“We’re delighted to see that level of activity. With a high number of overseas bidders, it’s also great to see that all but one of the Donegal properties were sold to local people, while the Carrigart house was bought by someone in Monaghan.” LATEST ALLSOP AUCTION SUGGESTS DONEGAL PROPERTIES ON THE UP AND UP was last modified: February 27th, 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:Allsop auctiondonegalfor salehousesRDS
There’s alway a kettle on the boil when Daniel is about!The singing star popped in to Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny yesterday where he was greeted by Terence Diver.Terence will have the tea (and coffee!) ready for a coffee morning which take place at his showrooms at their Canal Road premises today from 10am until 2pm. All proceeds raised will go to Donegal’s Relay for Life project.Terence and Daniel are pictured with little Leah Bonner, Ballybofey and Una Feeney, Killea at the launch of the coffee morning event. TERENCE MAKES SURE DANIEL HAS THE KETTLE ON THE BOIL! was last modified: May 19th, 2016 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:coffee morningDanielDiversdonegalHyundai
DONEGAL GAA fans have taken to the social networks and donegaldaily.com to take sides in the decision to take Kevin Cassidy off the Donegal senior football panel.Most of the posts have backed the Gaoth Dobhair man after donegaldaily.com revealed the decision of the management to drop the player in a row over a book.Our earlier post is here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/11/08/gaa-sensation-hero-cassidy-leaves-county-panel-after-book-revelations/ Angry Club Donegal member Charlie McGarvey posted on donegaldaily.com’s Facebook page, saying he would stop supporting the county.“It’s unbelievable. thats what you get in modern Ireland for telling the truth. Kevin’s only crime was caring about Donegal too much and telling the truth,” said Mr McGarvey.“This is one club Donegal member who will be going to the bank tomorrow to cancel his direct debit. Thank you for many wonderful years and memories Kevin. We won’t see your likes again because guts honesty and passion are no longer tolerated in Donegal. Good luck Kevin goodbye Donegal,” he added.Said Paul Reynolds on www.donegaldaily.com said: “Another dark day for Donegal Gaa.! I’ve been to Croke park this year as well as other venues in which Donegal have played, mark my word.. I will never be at another Donegal game until Jim is no longer manager of my county.” Finding comments in favour of the decision proved difficult.Johnny Mac on Twitter did say: “Donegal got so far this year because of discipline in the squad. It’s right that Jim keeps that discipline.”Brian Carlin said on donegaldaily.com: “Not again Donegal.” while Colin Brownlie commented: “Good publicity for the book.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything FOR FREE on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCASSIDY SENSATION: FANS REACT WITH ANGER was last modified: November 8th, 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:cassidy dropped from panelfans reactionKevin Cassidy