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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A devout Muslim, Nurmagomedov has increasingly become an influential conservative voice in Russia, criticizing aspects of nightlife in his home region of Dagestan. Numerous Russian athletes have moved into politics after retiring, including heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev, now a member of parliament, but Nurmagomedov said he has no plans to join them.“I try to stay away from all that,” he said. “The main thing is to have the desire to help people and you don’t have to be a member of parliament to do that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Azkals: Everything we’ve got “Everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile,” Nurmagomedov said.He added he doesn’t know how he would react when he sees the Irish fighter next, saying “who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”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 ChrissNurmagomedov said he would prefer a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. — without giving details of how it might be arranged — over the UFC’s preferred option of Tony Ferguson.“For legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting,” Nurmagomedov said, adding that any negotiations have to wait for his scheduled hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Dec. 10 regarding the aftermath of the McGregor fight. “The athletics commission needs to finish up first and then we’ll talk.” 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 UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the trophy belt during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. The Russian professional mixed martial arts fighter Nurmagomedov, said he can imagine a reconciliation with Conor McGregor after the bitter feud around last month’s title fight, but said he would like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said Monday he can imagine a reconciliation with Conor McGregor after the bitter feud around last month’s title fight.The two fighters traded verbal blows before the Oct. 6 fight and Nurmagomedov sparked a brawl with McGregor’s team after winning by submission.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_img– security concerns in light of MoTP’s repairs citedThe Cabinet Council of Ministers this past week relocated the Executive’s highest decision-making forum to the Officers Mess of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Headquarters, Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown.Cabinet is chaired by Head of State David Granger, a former GDF Brigadier who has come in for intense criticism over the past year and a half for his continuous resort to the use of retired military officers to head several Commissions of Inquiry, among other key positions in his administration.President David Granger along with several members of his CabinetThe political Opposition has railed against what it has called the increasing militarisation of Guyana by Granger, a retired high-ranking military officer, now Executive President.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), in a recent public missive, said, “The Granger Administration has a penchant for placing retired and serving military officers in Government agencies and departments and to head Commissions of Inquiry into one incident after another.”Since the election of May 11, 2015, several GDF officers under the command of Colonel Khemraj Persaud have been seconded to work in the Defence Secretariat at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP).The PPP/C’s concerns were sounded against the background of the appointments as Chairperson of the numerous Commissions of Inquiry of retired GDF officers, such as Brigadier Bruce Lovell, Retired Colonel Windee Algernon, Major General Joe Singh, Rear Admiral Gary Best and Larry London,Colonel Nazrul Hussain was also appointed to head the Department of National Events.A number of Army officers have also been appointed to a number of State Boards and other civilian positions.The Ministry of the Presidency has since downplayed the use of former military officers, saying that persons are selected for positions based on their competency.The Administration has also defended the resort to Base Camp Ayanganna for the holding of Cabinet meetings in light of ongoing repairs at the Ministry of the Presidency.According to a public missive issued on Tuesday by the Government’s Department of Public Information, under the hand of Director of Public Information, Imran Khan, the decision to use Camp Ayanganna’s facilities is rooted in the security concerns of the Administration.It was pointed out that the Ministry of the Presidency was currently undertaking urgent repair works in some sections of the main building of the complex, which has resulted in some rooms, including Cabinet Room, being temporarily unavailable for use.Defending the use of GDF’s Base Camp Ayanganna, Khan said that a thorough and extensive search was conducted for a suitable space to temporarily host Cabinet meetings, with the main requirements for a temporary alternative venue being privacy and confidentiality, security, document preparation and reproduction, size, cost, accessibility, parking and minimal disruption to traffic and regular business.According to Khan, in the Administration’s public announcement, “After consideration of a number of options, it was found that the vast majority of these venues did not meet several or some of the most important requirements or were unavailable for the times required.”The only venue which met the requirements was the Officers Mess at Camp Ayanganna and “this venue is being temporarily used for Cabinet meetings until repair works at the Ministry of the Presidency are complete”.last_img read more

first_imgResidents around the central and southern Peace Region are being advised of a flood watch.The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued the flood watch Friday morning after Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for the areas, forecasting up to 80 millimetres of rain over a 24-hour period.- Advertisement -The Centre says river water levels have not yet begun to rise, but smaller creeks and streams, which feed into the rivers, have probably begun to rise and the rivers could reach the top of their banks by Saturday. It says all rivers in the Southeast Peace, including the Kiskatinaw and the Pouce Coupe, are being closely monitored.The rain began Thursday evening and 12-hour precipitation numbers have been recorded at various locations, with amounts ranging from between 8 mm on the Moberly River to 24 mm at Hudson’s Hope.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – Broadcasters along the U.S.-Mexico border fear they will be at a competitive disadvantage when the U.S. switches to digital television in 2009 because residents can still pick up Mexican stations on old TV sets. On Feb. 18, 2009, tens of millions of televisions that are not equipped to receive digital signals will no longer be able to receive programming. People in the U.S. with old televisions will have to buy converter boxes or subscribe to cable or a satellite service to get programming. But along the U.S.-Mexico border, Americans with old sets still can get free Mexican stations, and U.S. broadcasters fear they will choose not to convert to digital sets, costing them viewers. “The U.S. is cutting off all analog broadcasting. Mexico is not,” said Barry Friedman, a lobbyist who represents the Spanish-language broadcasters in south and west Texas. “Mexico will continue to transmit an analog signal receivable by everyone who hasn’t got rid of their old analog set. That will provide a competitive advantage to the Mexican stations.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLike their Mexican counterparts, U.S. Spanish-language stations offer news in Spanish that usually includes more coverage of Spanish-speaking countries than regular stations. They also offer Spanish-language soap operas known as telenovelas, soccer games and comedies. Nielsen said Hispanic viewers in the U.S. have risen from 22.2 million in 1992-1993 to 38.9million in 2005-2006.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2010 feast which was a huge success!The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is set to return on Sunday, October 5th and it really is all a bit of child’s play but for a wonderful cause.Having successfully taken place in 2010, efforts were put in place to revive the feast with this year’s proceeds supporting the development of an Accessible and Inclusive play area in the lovely seaside village.The feast comes in the form of a communal lunch and dinner in a vintage marquee on the site of the pier hotel on Sunday October 5th. The wonderful Rathmullan playground.This year’s bountiful menu includes oysters, Swilly fishcakes, Pat Patton’s shoulder of lamb and much more. Refreshments will be on hand to quench any resulting thirst. Each meal can be complemented by a pint of Kinnegar Beer or a bottle of wine – with half the proceeds of beer sales and €7.50 per bottle of wine being donated towards the play area.The net result of these contributions will be the provision of an Accessible and Inclusive extension to the existing play area in Rathmullan. This will ensure that all children, local or visiting, can have the opportunity to play together as children should.An inclusive play area is one which provides the means for all children to have the opportunity to play, through the provision of appropriate space and equipment to cater for whatever needs they may have. The ability to play is essential to children’s development, and the contributions made by those attending the feast will see that no child is denied this right.To add to the occasion a free program of events has been put in place to follow lunch or precede dinner including Sailing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions, Boat Trips on the Enterprise, Walking tours with Deirdre Friel, Tours of Kinnegar Brewing, visits to the Walled Garden at Rathmullan House, as well as music in the pubs. While these activities are free, any contributions towards the play area would be welcomed. The scene is set for some guilt free indulgence with tickets available for a lunch or dinner sitting at €25, with €15 of this going towards the play area. Tickets can be purchased in Rathmullan at the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen and Rathmullan House or by calling 074 915 8188. Further details of the feast and the day’s activities can be found via Rathmullan Information’s facebook page.The Rathmullan Harvest Feast is a joint initiative of the White Harte Pub, Belles Kitchen, Salt-n-Batter, Rathmullan House, Kinnegar Brewing, and the Taproom, organised with the generous support of Scarpello & Co, Pat Patton, Alfie’s, JGK Construction, and the Garvin O’Doherty Group. THE RATHMULLAN HARVEST FESTIVAL REALLY IS CHILD’S PLAY! was last modified: September 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)last_img read more

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:An Lotto: Na huimhreacha 5, 6, 10 & 21. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir (€920). Bhí trí uimhir acu seo leanas: Margaret Duffy, An Charraig Fhionn, Eamonn Hanlon,Cál chéim. Anne Marie Boyle agus Marie Rodgers as Mín Doire ns Slua. Marie Duffy as Loch an Iúir. Joe Devenney, Rann na Feirste. Beidh €980 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn. The next Naomh Muire 100+ Club draw will take place on the 25th June and there still a few places left. Join and for €20 a month you could be in with a chance in sharing in the €1400 prize money paid out each month.Congratulations our club player Saoirse Bonner and the Donegal U14 Girls team who are through to the All Ireland Final v Tipperary on the 4th July. Saoirse played a vital part in a Donegal victory over Roscommon in the All Ireland semi final played on the 13th June in Sligo. Adh mór.Our U14 girls are due to play the quarter final of the championship v Four Masters on Tuesday 16th June in Donegal Town (time tbc).Best wishes go to Jade O’Donnell, Orlaith McDowell and Katie Treacy, three of our club players who have gone to New York for the summer to work and play football.Peil na mBan Championship football dates are only a few short weeks away;12th July. We are home to Dungloe and on the 19th we are away to Dungloe.Exams are over its time now for all girls to start training again as the Minor championship starts on the 25th June with a local derby away to Gaoth Dobhair.The senior and reserve men’s teams are in action against St. Nauls on Sunday. This is an away game with throw-in times of 1:30 and 3:00pm.Under 14s leagueNaomh Muire 2-12 v Naomh Columba 0-07.The U-14 lads beat a good Naomh Columba side on Fridayevening in a game that was only decided in the final 15 minutes. Naomh Columba led by a point ten minutes into the second half and were playing with a breeze. This was a top of the table clash with both sides having won all their league matches to date. Naomh Muire got crucial goals and overall their team performance in the final twenty minutes was really impressive. Naomh Muire now top the league and play Naomh Ultan in the league semi final on Monday week. This will be a tough match as last week’s win against Naomh Ultan was hard earned. Naomh Columba go on to play Kilcar and so both sides could yet meet again in a final.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE PLAYER SAOIRSE BONNER STARS FOR DONEGAL U14’S AS THEY REACH ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: June 16th, 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL goalie Shay Given says his Ireland team are disappointed with the draw with Slovakia – but must now move on in time for the clash with Russia on Tuesday.“We are disappointed. We had the home advantage and we couldn’t take advantage of that but we are still very much in the group,” insisted the Lifford man.“Slovakia are a good team. They have beaten Russia already in the group. They are no mugs. We knew it was going to be a tough game. They keep the ball very well. They had some chances as well.” Shay said it was unfair of critics to have a go when Friday night’s opponents were very good.Said Given: “It is easier said than done to control the game at home. You don’t dominate teams like Slovakia. They are a top team in Europe. I don’t think it’s easy to dominate any team in Europe.“If one of our chances had gone in, we’d be standing here talking about a great victory. We had 2 or 3 very good chances that didn’t go in for us. On other nights they would have went in.”He added: “We’ve got a game against Russia on Tuesday night, which is another huge game for us. I don’t know what our approach will be on Tuesday. We are just getting over this one now. We know it’s a huge game again. Russia had an important win tonight. They will be huge favourites but we have to keep our spirits up for a huge game.” Shane Long is ruled out of the trip to Moscow.SHAY: WE’RE DISAPPOINTED, BUT MUST LOOK FORWARD was last modified: September 3rd, 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:IrelandLiffordShay Givenlast_img read more

first_img In a subtle snub to former Mayor James Hahn, whose administration created the neighborhood council concept, Villaraigosa said he would visit the Valley regularly. “You’re going to see me a lot in the San Fernando Valley,” he said. “You’re going to see me here more than any other Los Angeles mayor.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 susan.abram@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Created in 1999 under a charter amendment, almost 100 neighborhood councils gather citywide, while 34 meet across the Valley. They operate as advisory panels and were formed to bring representation to Los Angeles communities after the defeat of the secession movement. Neighborhood council leaders said they were encouraged by the mayor’s effort to form a bipartisan consensus on school reform. And some said they were willing to hear him out on how he plans to reform the school district. “I think he’s a skillful politician by including all people,” in the discussion of reform, said Meg Augello, a member of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council. The school system “is an issue that has to be addressed.” Ron Nagai, a member of the Porter Ranch council, agreed. “I think there is a failure on the part of LAUSD in terms of planning and it affects everyone,” he said. “A fourth high school is planned for Granada Hills, but not in Porter Ranch. Those issues don’t only affect Porter Ranch. It affects Granada Hills.” VAN NUYS – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on neighborhood councils Thursday to help him deliver a campaign promise to take more control of the Los Angeles Unified School District and reform the city’s public education system. Speaking to more than 200 members of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils in Van Nuys, the mayor said the community groups serve as a forum where “ideas and views percolate.” Villaraigosa also said the councils could help him generate the momentum needed to reform the school district, which educates some 700,000 students. “I would submit to you that the future is predicated on a great school system,” Villaraigosa said. “The neighborhood council should be involved in that. A neighborhood is predicated on how well their neighborhood school does.” last_img read more

first_imgFood Businesses in Donegal will be able to demonstrate they have the right recipe for success by entering a brand new category for Food Coast Businesses at this year’s Local Enterprise Awards.A total of 8 awards will be presented in separate categories, with a prize of €1,000 up for grabs for the Food Coast award.The competition is open to all businesses in Donegal that employ less than 50 full-time staff, but businesses who enter must have been in receipt of direct Local Enterprise Office supports under one or more of the following interventions: Grant aid; Mentoring Programme; Trading Online Voucher Scheme; Participation on LEO Training Programmes; MicroFinance Ireland Scheme. Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, said there has been great commitment from the food sector to the overall Food Coast project, as evidenced most recently by the 20 different Food Coast events that were put on by the businesses as part of Donegal Connect.“Over the past two years we are seeing the awareness of Donegal as a food county coming to the fore, both within the county and at national level and the new awards category will be an opportunity for food businesses in the county to really showcase how strong the sector is,” he said.The Head of Enterprise pointed to the exceptional pride shown in the sector during the judging for the recent Foodie Destination Awards as evidence of the esteem those in the sector now have for Donegal food.“From the launch of our Food Coast Experiences to the recent best practice trip to Ayrshire in Scotland and a host of events and activities in between, we know that this a growing and thriving sector in Donegal and plays a huge role in creating employment right around the county. The awards are a perfect opportunity for food businesses to showcase their hard work and success and I hope as many as possible will take the opportunity to get their application in before the deadline,” Mr. Tunney added.To enter, applicants must submit a soft copy of a simple application form and a recent set of financial statements before the closing date of 12 noon on Monday 11 NovemberForms are available to download from www.localenterprise.ie/donegal and completed applications should be should be e.mailed to grace.korbel@leo.donegalcoco.ie before 12 noon on Monday 11 November 2019. Food businesses invited to feast on €1,000 prize in Local Enterprise Awards was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:food coastLocal Enterprise Awardslast_img read more

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Every December, a sprawling hotel lobby transforms into a rumor mill that’s kept churning by baseball industry insiders hungry for information.The lobby at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego isn’t where the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole or where the Nationals met with Stephen Strasburg, but it is where agents, executives and reporters came together to discuss the offseason’s biggest deals and their ripple effect on the sport.When news like Cole’s record-setting, nine-year, …last_img read more