GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Spurs LATEST STORIES Here are the top 10 for all three PBA All-Star teams after the first window of balloting:Luzon All-StarsJapeth Aguilar – 11,692Calvin Abueva – 10,083Marc Pingris – 8,553LA Tenorio – 7,051Paul Lee – 6,880Jayson Castro – 6,566Mark Caguioa – 5,550Alex Cabagnot – 5,129Marcio Lassiter – 5,093Arwind Santos – 4,972Visayas All-StarsJune Mar Fajardo – 17,498James Yap – 17,006Kiefer Ravena – 14,550Greg Slaughter – 11,665Terrence Romeo – 11,052Joe Devance – 8,341Roger Pogoy – 7,467Jeff Chan – 7,386Chris Ross – 6,413Aldrech Ramos – 4,352Mindanao All-StarsScottie Thompson – 17,851Mark Barroca – 17,377Jio Jalalon – 14,368Peter June Simon – 13,596Mac Belo – 12,192JP Erram – 8,342Baser Amer – 7,526Rafi Reavis – 7,331Cyrus Baguio – 7,269Sonny Thoss – 6,395Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Cebuano giant, meanwhile, showed the way for the Visayas All-Stars with his 17,498 votes built from 17,250 online and 248 venue ballots.Also among the top candidates are Magnolia playmaker Mark Barroca, who had 17,377 votes to place second in Mindanao, and Rain or Shine sniper James Yap, who got 17,006 votes to wind up second in Visayas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNLEX super rookie Kiefer Ravena is also making his mark in the polls as he places fifth overall and third in Visayas with his 14,550 votes, in front of Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter (11,665 votes) and GlobalPort scorer Terrence Romeo (11,052 votes).The Hotshots are also well represented down South, with Jio Jalalon (14,368 votes) and Peter June Simon (13,596 votes) among the top vote-getters in Mindanao. Blackwater sophomore Mac Belo sits at fifth with 12,192 votes. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCharismatic guard Scottie Thompson and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo emerged as the top players in the first 2018 PBA All-Star voting returns.The third-year Ginebra guard from Digos, Davao del Sur amassed league-leading 17,851 votes from 17,573 online votes and 278 in-venue ballots to lead the Mindanao All-Stars.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, it’s a tight contest for the pole position for the Luzon All-Stars with Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who collected 11,692, pacing the list ahead of Alaska energizer bunny Calvin Abueva, who gathered 10,083 votes.Joining them in the top five in Luzon are Marc Pingris of Magnolia (8,553 votes), LA Tenorio of Ginebra (7,051 votes), and Paul Lee of Magnolia (6,880 votes).Voting for the All-Stars will resume in the eliminations of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The top five players in each region will earn the starting positions for their respective squads in the three-leg midseason extravaganza against Gilas Pilipinas.Digos City, Batangas, and Iloilo are set to host this year’s 2017 PBA All-Star Week, slated from May 23 to 27.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano
Dear Editor,The PNC-led Coalition, through its Finance Minister, has finally admitted that the economy is in declension. In fact, he used a euphemistic term to describe it, saying: “The economy did not perform as well as…had (been) predicted. Truly euphemistic terms used to explain away a dire, doomed situation.But even this was not of his own undertaking, he only came out to admit his gross falsification of the growth figures after he was backed into a corner by stern agitation from the Opposition Leader. This has been the duplicitous nature of the Finance Ministry and this Government on a whole. They have left this nation paralysed with fear and uncertainty. The deceptive mode in which Government has grooved itself into since it took office is appalling.Everything the Finance Minister has projected as growth and development has plummeted. All the income-generating sectors have seen massive decline, you name it and we can safely attach “failed” on its final report card. In forestry, mining, rice, construction and sugar, these have seen a dramatic downturn.Strangely enough, all the massive layoffs and closure of sugar factories, a major stop to the bleeding of the economy, have been of little help where economic recovery is concerned. It was our belief that this sector would have at least seen a break-even position, but this is not to be, the economy continues to slide.Like the proverbial whipping boy, the sugar industry (according to Jordan) continues to haemorrhage the national treasury…very interesting propaganda!Another income-generating machine has been the heavy-handed tax measures implemented by this Government. Everything that could be taxed was taxed; from the international export traders to the humble donkey cart operator, all are netted in by Jordan’s huge tax network. Yet, amidst all of this income, the country limps along in hopeless failure. Why?A quick glance at the performance of the economy would reveal that our last known successful growth year was 2013, when we recorded 5.2% growth. The following year, 2014, we recorded 3.3%; in 2015, we recorded 3.2%; in 2016, we recorded 3.3%; and for 2017, we are getting news of a 2.1% growth rate and falling fast.Please note that, from the last year of growth, the economy was in the hands of the PNC-led Opposition. With their one-seat majority, they tied the hands of the Ramotar Administration, even voting down his budget, thus putting his administration in a position of being considered a “failed state,” where nothing could have been done by way of spending or use of the national treasury. Guyana’s economy was prime property up for grabs, and plunder the incoming administration did with gusto!When the coalition took over the economy, they had the total use of all monies left in the treasury. They inherited a growing economy as well as a healthy treasury.There should be no excuses coming from their lips now as regards the means to fund development, theirs was a fortune inheritance. That is evidenced from the fact that they raised their salaries and emoluments by 50%. Where did that money come from? It did not gratuitously fall from heaven, that fat pay rise came from a treasury brimful of funds left by the outgoing PPP/C Administration.This clean bill of health that the treasury was afforded came from prudent management by the astute technocrat Dr Ashni Singh.From the raping of the treasury to the naked aggression in the streets, all are telltale results of a doomed countryRespectfullysubmitted,Neil Adams
Religion, sports and culture were among the activities being used to promote social cohesion when the Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport hosted its Harmony Village on Wednesday in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) for a second time.The event was first held in New Amsterdam back in 2017. Wednesday’s event was held at Scottsburg, Corriverton – some 50 miles away.Acting Programme Coordinator Natasha Singh-Lewis said the decision to take the Village to the Upper Corentyne was made to promote inclusivity.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton told Guyana Times that all efforts were being made to achieve the goals and objectives of social cohesion.“I wish I could have this activity not only in all the regions, but in so many of the villages in regions, particularly in Region Six, because this certainly will help us to achieve the goals and objectives of social cohesion,” he said.The Minister made reference to the cultural presentation, which addressed adequately the issue of “One Nation One People One Destiny”, which is Guyana’s motto.He noted that apart from the Harmony Village, the Ministry sought to promote social cohesion by using youth activities, culture, and sport.“You know sports break the barriers across the racial divide, the gender divide and the ethnic divide and we are very much into that. As it relates to culture, we are taking a contingent – 100 Guyanese – to Carifesta in August and there we are going to showcase what Guyana is all about.”He said the event would also provide for the world to see Guyana as a united country, adding that the Ministry also had youth activities enabling young persons to be a welcome part of our society.“So many youths have thrown their hands up in the air asking, ‘what are you doing for us?’ Right here at this Village display, we have so many booths that are catering for youths, showing them application forms and also making available application drop boxes and showing them what they have to offer. I don’t know if the information is not getting out there. I know for a fact that would be very useful for youths to know – what is precisely out there for them. Take, for instance, in the area of public health, you have an entire booklet on all the different courses that are available,” Dr Norton noted.These, he said, include technical jobs and jobs like nursing assistants, dental technicians, midwives and others in the field of medicine.The Culture, Youth and Sport arms of the Ministry were well represented as well as the religious aspect of Guyana’s culture.Addressing the issue of unity, Abdur Rajan Khan of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said it could only be achieved if there was one leader.Meanwhile, Ingrid DeVair of Orealla, an Amerindian community situated 50 miles up the Corentyne River, explained that the event gave Amerindians an opportunity to promote harmony among themselves.She said as a community they have been preparing for the event for the past two months, forcing them as a people to cooperate.At the Harmony Village, Orealla had a booth and also showcased agricultural products.“It took a lot of preparation, organising and planning, so the event in itself contributes to us developing ourselves as Indigenous people that we can promote our culture, our way of life and it has given us the privilege of working together. Cooperating is key in the development of this country so this Harmony Village is something that we look forward to,” DeVair said.Among the agencies and entities represented at the 65 booths were the Education Ministry, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Fire Service.
The three Mexican directors who shook up Hollywood in February with 16 Academy Award nominations have formed a moviemaking partnership with Universal Pictures worth a reported $100 million. Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu reportedly will produce five movies, some of them in Spanish. “These filmmakers truly represent the importance of cultural diversity for the global audience,” said David Linde of Universal Pictures. The trio, who individually directed “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Babel” and “Children of Men,” will call their production company Cha Cha Cha. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Michu 1 Swansea City manager Garry Monk is keen to open discussions with Spanish striker Michu over his long-term future in South Wales.The 29-year-old has endured a frustrating season on loan at Napoli, where injury has plagued his campaign and reduced him to just five appearances for Rafael Benitez’s Serie A outfit.Michu scored a sensational 22 goals in his debut season for Swansea but injuries in the last two have curtailed his progress, and Monk says negotiations will begin soon over his future at the Liberty Stadium.“I’m sure we will make contact with Michu before the end of the season. But we’ll let his season finish and our finish before we sit down at some point to discuss the future,” said Monk.“I’ve got a good relationship with him, we were team-mates before I became manager, and I was fine with how he wanted to go [to Napoli]. I’ve kept an eye on him and it’s our duty as a club to understand what’s exactly going on with him on a game to game basis.”Michu’s stunning debut Premier League season was rewarded with an international call up, but ankle surgery in November last year was the latest in a long list of problems, and Monk sympathises with the striker.The Swans boss said: “He hasn’t had a sustained period where he’s been fit and it’s always hard as a player when that happens.“He’s been unfortunate, but if he get can a sustained period of fitness I’m sure you’ll see the quality we’ve seen here.”
FEATURES: Donegal slimmer’s have got 2016 of to the most amazing start by shedding an outstanding 12,988 lbs in weight, that’s 927 stone 10lb!!This January, Slimming World groups across Donegal were bursting at the seams, we couldn’t have prepared ourselves for the number of new members we seen come through the doors to get the help they needed to lose weight. So what is it that has so many members turning to Slimming World?!Anne Marie McGee who runs the groups in Newtowncunningham and Buncrana told Donegal Daily, “We have the best eating plan about, with Slimming Worlds Food Optimising Plan there is no hunger and no guilt.“We recognise that members don’t want another “diet”, they don’t want to feel like they can’t have the things they want, and with food optimising there is nothing you can’t have.“Our plan works on the basis of free foods, foods which are satisfying and filling not a silly fad. “Members can fill up on fruit and vegetables like you would accept but also enjoy unlimited amounts of potatoes, pasta, rice, meat, fish, eggs and so much more.“There is never any reason to be hungry and if you fancy some chocolate, a glass of wine or whatever it is that takes your fancy then that is ok, its all about planning and making better choices but there really is nothing you can’t have while food optimising.”“Our plan is geared towards a normal life, making healthier choices, eating the same as the rest of the family, enjoying family and social occasions and all while slimming down.“We offer membership to Men and women, and have extra support systems in place for diabetics, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and 11-15 year olds.”A survey carried out in 2015 by Health Ireland showed the 37% of the population is overweight with a further 23% falling into the obese category.“This is really worrying as your weight can take over every aspect of your life, from your health and happiness to your work and relationships. “It’s something we know all about in our Slimming World groups as, meeting every week to share our ups and downs, our motivations and our practical tips and ideas for healthy living.“We help each other through our most difficult times, build our confidence together and celebrate our successes together.“Having that support from people who truly understand what you’re going through gives you the strength to put yourself in control. And when you feel in control, you have the confidence to make long lasting changes.”Slimming groups are often mainly associated with women, however in 2015 and so far in 2016 Slimming World groups in Donegal have seen a high increase in the number of men joining us and if not already there then well on their way to target. Everyone of us walk in the door that first night for the same reason and gender really doesn’t come into it.The only thing we care about is helping people to lose the weight that they are unhappy with and set them on the path to begin living a longer, healthier and happier life.Members can have 7 lb or 27 stone to lose, they are all there for the same reason.If your new years resolutions was to lose weight and it hasn’t gone to plan, don’t worry, with Slimming World that dream can still become a reality, and you don’t have to go hungry or deprive yourself of your favourite foods either.It’s about regular support and making small, realistic changes that you can keep up in the long term.Anne Marie added, “We would love anyone who’d like to find out more to come join us in one of our groups to find out more about how we work.“By attending a group there is no obligation to join, so apart from the weight, what have you got to lose? Give yourself the gift of a healthier and happy future, you really will thank yourself.”For more information contact Anne Marie on 0860848705 and she can give you details of your nearest group, check out http://www.slimmingworld.ie or find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/slimming-world-donegal-722343664545821/INCREDIBLE! DONEGAL SLIMMING WORLD MEMBERS HAVE LOST A STAGGERING 927 STONE IN JANUARY! was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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:927 stonedietdonegalhealthSlimmingWorld
Moville GAA NewsLOTTOThere was no jackpot winner of this weeks lotto. The €50 runner up prize goes to Helen McLaughlin. The jackpot rolls over to €5,900. Please support the lotto as it is one of the main sources of income for the club.DINNER DANCEKeep an eye on the club facebook page and in the notes for details of this years dinner dance. We hope to build on the success of the previous two years and make this one just as enjoyable.UNDERAGE TRAINING Underage training takes place every Saturday morning in the club and new children are more than welcome. Congratulations to players of the week from last week, U8 Aisling Gillen and Joe Killen, U10 Freya Price and Cahir McElhinney.CONGRATULATIONSA huge congratulations to the U13 girls who are through to the county final after a great semi final win against Termon, winning by a score of 4-05 to 4-04 in a very tight game. Well done girls.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE U13 GIRLS REACH COUNTY FINAL AFTER VICTORY OVER TERMON was last modified: October 21st, 2014 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSport
Story Links Drake (5-3-1) blitzed Western Illinois (2-5-2) behind three goals in just over three minutes in the first half. Sophomore Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) netted the first and fourth goals for the Bulldogs while senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) and junior Antonio Sanchez (Iowa City, Iowa) each added one goal. Junior Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa) tallied two assists while redshirt sophomore Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) and Enna had one apiece. Junior goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario) finished with two saves in Drake’s second shutout of the year. Next Game: Preview Following Wednesday’s game, Drake returns home Sept. 29 to take on Central Arkansas in Missouri Valley Conference play. First kick is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the Drake women’s team who plays Illinois State at 7 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Central Arkansas 9/29/2018 – 4:30 PM “Anytime time you win 4-0 at home is a good nights work and an enjoyable night for the fans,” Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “Tonight, was an excellent result at home and overall we are satisfied with what was a very strong performance. We challenged the guys to start with a high level of urgency/tempo and impose our style of play on the game right from the kickoff and we did that very well during the first half. We very pleased with our ability to be purposeful in possession and with our speed of play when building our attack during the first half. This has been a point of focus over the last few weeks. Both Paul (Ciszewski) and Cole were the driving force behind this during that early part of the game. As a result of our patience, movement and ball circulation we created a number of very good chances and scored three excellent goals. Although we were very good, there is always room for improvement and tonight we recognized a few areas we need to continue to refine. Credit to Western who battled throughout the second half and made the game difficult for us until the end. In these moments we need to recognize subtle tactical or mindset adjustments, especially when in the lead, that can be made to minimize the oppositions impact on the game which is an area for growth. We are growing game by game and making very good progress on a number of levels. I am delighted that our forward were clinical with our finishing and that we also managed to maintain a clean sheet at home as Jared has been exceptional in goal for us all season.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team routed Western Illinois, 4-0, Wednesday, Sept. 26 night at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster Enzugusi wasted little time as he scored in the 14th minute (14:58) off a corner kick by Poppen who sent it into the box from the far side that Enzugusi rose up and flicked in the back of the net. Less than a minute later, Sanchez broke free from the Leathernecks’ defense, took a nice header pass by Enna and went 1v1, beating the goalkeeper for his first score of the season. In the 18th minute (18:13), Enna blasted a bicycle kick in off a header by Bartlett that came off a free kick by Poppen from well outside the 18-yard box. Enzugusi’s final goal came in the 68th minute (68:58) when he split two Leathernecks and went 1v1, sending his shot past the keeper for the fourth and final score. Enzugusi has a team-leading five goals while Poppen is the team’s assists leader with seven. PDF Box Score Live Stats
The Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has this afternoon heard calls to keep the delivery of the A5 road project high on the political agenda on both sides of the border.Deputy Joe McHughRepresentatives from local authorities on both sides of the border in the Northwest, who comprise the A5 Working Group, were before the Committee to call for a further push to deliver the A5 road upgrade.The project includes 86 km of dual carriageway from Aughnacloy in Co Tyrone to Newbuildings outside Derry City. Committee Chairman Joe McHugh says: “We thank local representatives for making the compelling case for delivery of the A5 road upgrade. There is no doubt that the longstanding dearth of modern transport infrastructure to the Northwest is seriously hindering development, and the relatively high unemployment and poverty rates can be directly attributable to this lack of connectivity.“Committee Members also pointed to how delivery of the project underpins so many other areas of North/South cooperation, such as in areas of education and health. With the successful launch of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route this year, the tourism potential of the road upgrade was also highlighted.”He added that the Committee fully takes on board the local representatives’ call for the issue to be kept to the top of the political agenda.“A number of Members pointed to the imperative for tight timelines to avoid any further slippages on the delivery of this critical piece of infrastructure. The Irish Government have committed £50 million to the project and the Committee agreed to ensure the concerns raised this afternoon will be outlined to Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar TD. On 10 July, the Committee will visit the Secretariat of the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh and we intend to raise delivery of the project in our discussions with officials at those meetings.” Separately, the Committee met with representatives from the Centre for Cross Border Studies to consider developments in North/South cooperation.The Centre is an independent university-based research and development centre which commissions, encourages and publishes research on cross-Border co-operation in all fields of society and the economy.Deputy McHugh continues: “The Committee heard a comprehensive report on the current levels of cross border cooperation from Centre for Cross Border Studies and where the potential exists to further strengthen cooperation.“A number of positive developments in the area were instanced in the area of education, such with the numbers of Donegal students attending the Northwest College in Derry. However, Committee Members are acutely aware that overall numbers of students from Northern Ireland studying south of the border remain very low and that more needed to be done to incentivise cross-border study.” A5 ROAD PROJECT MUST BE KEPT HIGH ON POLITICAL AGENDA HEARS OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE was last modified: June 26th, 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:a5 roaddeputy joe mchughdonegal
Major progress has been made on x-ray facilities at community hospitals across Donegal.The update follows representations made by Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher.Construction work on the new x-ray facility at Killybegs hospital is now complete. In Donegal Town, x-ray equipment has now been removed, with patient appointments transferred to Killybegs X-ray.Construction tenders are being assessed with construction works due to start in 2-3 weeks. The refurbished X-ray department will be operational in Dec 17.CarndonaghThe X-ray department in Carndonagh is to remain operational throughout, with an adjacent clinic room being developed as a new X-ray facility.The construction works are currently out to tender. The new X-ray department will be completed in Dec 17, with construction works to the waiting area and refurbishment of the existing X-ray room to a clinic room being completed in Jan 2018. Pat the Cope GallagherX-ray facilities in Dungloe are to remain open throughout; the new X-ray room will be prioritised in the construction works and completed in December 17.The overall construction works will be completed in Jan/Feb 2018.The finer detail of the construction programme, dates from transfer to the new X-ray room, etc. are currently being determined as part of the tender package. The project is to be issued for tender in approx. 2 weeks.All the above dates are subject to a timely response from EPA for Licensing, which has the potential to delay the dates in which the rooms become operational. Licensing for the Killybegs project was granted immediately, no delays were encountered.Pat The Cope said it is important that these facilities are maintained and upgraded to the highest possible standard.“I am glad to see that no interruption of service will occur during the period of upgrading of the four facilities. Community X-ray facilities are crucial to health service provisions in Donegal, as they provide services to patients in their own community and alleviate pressure from Letterkenny University Hospital. “I have been lobbying the HSE and Department of Health for some time, to maintain these facilities to the highest standards and I am glad that the appropriate investment is being made into these facilities following today’s confirmation from the HSE,” he conlcuded.Progress welcomed on x-ray facilities at Donegal’s community hospitals was last modified: September 21st, 2017 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:COMMUNITY HOSPITALSdonegalx-ray