Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As if topping the quadruple round league wasn’t tough enough, FC Meralco Manila’s road to a first Philippines Football League title now needs to go through a club which already owns a rich winning tradition.Global Cebu, which has endured an inconsistent season, finishing fourth in the league, stands in the way of the Sparks in the two-leg semifinals starting Saturday at 4 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT But Meralco is upbeat with coach Aris Caslib liking his squad’s chances since it no longer needs to travel to Cebu to play Global’s home match due to the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Center.“The confidence of the team is high,” said Caslib. “This will be a good opportunity to have rest in between games because we don’t need to travel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former national team coach has actually impressed in his first season with the Sparks, coping well despite the departure of Phil and James Younghusband to the Davao Aguilas in the middle of the season.Simon Greatwich, Tahj Minniecon and Joaco Canas have taken over the leadership mantle in the squad, while talented youngsters like Daniel Gadia and Connor Tacagni have actually emerged as solid options for the Sparks. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Global is coming off a second place finish in the Singapore Cup last week. But while the team has struggled in the PFL this season, Singaporean coach Akbar Nawas still boasts one of the most experienced teams in the league led by Misagh Bahadoran.Nawas however rued the missed opportunity of not playing in Cebu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next F2 Logistics battles lowly Iriga with eye on No. 1 berth Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jalalon was at his best the past week when he led the Hotshots to the top of the standings with his all-around efforts against Blackwater and Magnolia.The former Arellano University ace nearly averaged a triple-double in his last two games, norming 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 9.0 assists on top of 1.5 steals to earn the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation.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 ChrissThe 26-year-old Jalalon said he’s drawing strength from his firstborn Jiana Skyla, who turns one month 11 days from now.He recorded his first triple-double in the PBA with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in a 133-99 romp of Blackwater on Wednesday before collecting 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists in an 83-73 win over Alaska on Sunday. LATEST STORIES The Hotshots, who have won five games in a row, are in first place at 7-1 with Jalalon, Romeo Travis and Paul Lee leading the way.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jio Jalalon has been the motor fueling Magnolia’s surge in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ex-UFC champion Eddie Alvarez signs with ONE Championship
The Executive Council of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has announced that its long-awaited elections are now slated for Monday, July 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. and will take place at the Chamber headquarters in Monrovia.A statement under the signature of LCC Secretary General, Ms. SalaMartu Duncan, said only those who have paid their annual membership dues with a zero balance will be eligible to vote and/or contest for any of the positions.Insiders informed the Daily Observer that two business executives, Wendell Addy and former Finance Minister Lusine Kamara, are the possible contenders for the LCC presidency.The term for the 2018/2019 Executive Council will expire the first Monday of February, 2019, as prescribed by the By-Laws of the Chamber and agreed by the Executive Council on May 1, 2018.Following several postponements of the electoral exercise due to a number of issues including the sudden death of former LCC president Cllr. David A. B. Jallah, the LCC Executive Council finally announced that the elections would take place after the late Cllr. Jallah had been laid to rest. The late Cllr. Jallah was interred on Saturday, June 16.About LCC The LCC is Liberia’s oldest and most representative institution advocating the business interest of a very diverse private sector.It is also the representative of employer’s under the tripartite arrangement with government and workers forming the other parties. The LCC has been an influential force in advocating for businesses in the country since 1951, representing over 300 top companies and business associations.As a proud member of International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), International Labor Organization (ILO), Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCE), the LCC has global partnership and cooperation agreements, including the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Italafrica Chamber of Commerce.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Front view of Smart Liberia located on 2nd Street around Jallah Town in Monrovia. – President Weah launches state-of-the-art center for young entrepreneursPresident George Weah said his government is ready to help Smart Liberia and other Liberians to reach their goals, while emphasizing the importance of education for Liberia’s development.Smart Liberia, subtitled ‘Changemakers’, is involved in equipping promising young Liberians with skills and opportunities to create social change and lead meaningful lives.President Weah made the statement on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the official launch of Smart Liberia, an organization that supports young people through career development and entrepreneurship. Weah said no country can really develop until its people are educated.“Education is the essence of life, because without education, it will be difficult for anyone to achieve their potential. It is therefore important to see young people undertaking such endeavor to encourage others to follow career paths,” President Weah said.“The Smart Liberia program, which is helping to take young Liberians from the street remains the best for our country and we will continue to encourage the initiative and will help them to succeed,” he said.The President further encouraged parents to support their children’s education and not to limit them, but always advise their children to maximize their potential. “You can be in the market selling and then go to school,” he said.“I am a living witness to the importance of education. I spent over 20 years being an entertainer, but found reasons after ending entertainment career, I returned to the classroom, and so, I will encourage everyone to take their education serious, because education delayed should not be denied,” President Weah said.President Weah along with US Ambassador Christine Elder cuts the ribbon to Smart Liberia’s Changemakers Village.He said taking advantage of education will enable anyone to help Liberia and praised Smart Liberia particularly for information technology education for young Liberians.Minister of Youth and Sports D. Zeogar Wilson expressed gratitude to Smart Liberia for undertaking such a “worthy initiative that continues to empower young Liberians.”Marvin R. Tarawally, executive director of Smart Liberia (Changemakers Village) said millions of young people across the country are hungry for opportunities that would empower them to make a difference, including impacting their family, communities.Tarawally said some of the young people are lacking opportunities, because of where they are born, and which family they are born unto.Liberia, he said is fading, “because its young ones are missing out there on the incredible potential of the youth population.”According to him, young people, who constitute 60 percent of the country’s population, remain the most unrepresented in many sectors due to the lack of education, skills and experience.“We are faced with enormous challenges that need quick action. Unfortunately, our education system continues to fail people,” he said.Smart Liberia is creating Changemakers Village, Liberia’s first social change hub to train and equip promising young Liberians with the technological and entrepreneurial skills, tools, and networking opportunities to create jobs and wide-scale social change in their communities. The space will focus on technology, entrepreneurship, and education advancement. The center trains people in various business skills, including information technology and provide each trainee a seed fund of US$1000.Some of the young Liberians who displayed their products at the dedication of Smart Liberia’s Changemakers Village.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Wind turbine sagaPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson is refuting claims that businessman Hareshnarine Sugrim was not kept in the loop in relation to his request to store power from his wind turbine, and to transfer same to the national grid.Sugrim last year commissioned a billion-dollar five-star hotel called the Classic International Hotel at Corriverton in East Berbice. He also imported a wind turbine to power his operations, but the turbine would have produced more power than he required, hence he had approached Government to have the excess powerPublic Infrastructure Minister David Pattersontransferred to the national grid.The Classic International Hotel has said in a statement that it moved to acquire the wind turbine in support of the Government’s “Green State” vision, and that despite the turbine having been set up for a number of months, Government is yet to decide on purchasing the excess power.The Classic’s statement said: “Also commendable is the national objective of creating and utilising alternative sources of energy. As such, we are very perturbed and dismayed that we have not yet received a response to our offer to the Government for the supply to the national grid from our 250 KVA wind turbine set at Skeldon, Corriverton, Berbice.”The hotel statement said relevant correspondence had been sent to Minister Patterson; officials of the Guyana Power and Light in Region Six, and to other stakeholders.“It has been set up four months ago, after being imported to Guyana from India over a year ago. However, as the situation stands right now, apart from feeling deflated in our quest to be supportive of national development efforts, we are contemplating dismantling the turbine, which is already set up and operational at tremendous costs to us, and shipping it back out of the country,” the hotel said.Haresh Narine SugrimIn an interview with this publication, Narine said he would be forced to pack up his US$75,000 wind turbine and send it back to India, since Government is lagging in taking up his offer.However, Minister Patterson, in a statement, said Government applauds the businessman for his interest in advancing the Green State Agenda, and it is disappointing to read his claims of non-responsiveness on part of the GoG, “when several correspondences from different agencies within the MPI were sent to him”.The minister said he would have met with Sugrim in the past in relation to the matter.Chronicling the events, Patterson said that in April of last year, the MPI and its energy- related agencies were surprised to read the reports of the launch of the wind turbine, and were also surprised about the mention of a request to MPI, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), or the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) for its installation and use, since the wind turbine was designed, procured, and installed without their knowledge.“Nonetheless, we replied shortly afterwards and indicated that, under the law, any person can self-generate. However, we had said the law only restricts persons from supplying power to another, except in cases where a license is granted by the minister.“We also invited Mr. Narine to meet with us to clarify any questions and to provideThe wind turbine Classic International Hotel installed in Berbicewhatever assistance we reasonably could,” Patterson said.He further explained that in September of 2017, the businessman wrote to GPL to introduce his wind turbine, which has the capacity to generate 350KVA of power, and he had indicated that he would be requiring a mere 20 percent of that for his operations.Minister Patterson said that via letter on October 17, 2017, he was then briefed by the hotelier about the turbine, which was expected to become operational by the end of that month. He said it was related that Sugrim’s initial intention was to use the power from the turbine to power a housing development, but the project never materialized, resulting in the underutilization of power and the issue of storing the excess power.“However, GPL’s existing frameworks cover the connection to its grid of either independent power producers (IPPs) supplying 10 MW and more or businesses supplying 1.5 MW and above. As a result, Mr. Narine was advised that it was not possible at this time for an individual to connect to the grid unless the supply met the minimum of 1.5 MW. He was further advised that GPL was limited due to ongoing development of a policy, and legal and technical frameworks to permit and guide supply that is less than 1.5 MW and the sensitive technical issues affecting any supply of power of an intermittent nature (such as wind or solar) to the grid,” Patterson outlined.“Nonetheless, we agreed to examine Mr. Narine’s proposal with GPL with the objective of identifying and addressing the technical issues while we develop the framework for intermittent power supply below 1.5 MW to the grid. On January 22, 2018, a letter from Mr. Narine to His Excellency, President David Granger, stated that the wind turbine could not operate without a connection to GPL’s grid, as per the advice of engineers from India, who came to Guyana upon Mr. Narine’s invitation for the turbine’s commissioning.On the said date, Mr. Narine wrote to me urging the connection of the turbine to the grid, since his invited engineers were present. On January 25, 2017, he later requested a licence to supply power to the grid,” Patterson related.The Minister said he met with the businessman in February and agreed to discuss his request with GPL. He also urged persons be mindful of GPL’s policies when it comes to the intent of supplying power to the national grid.
Playing in its first game since losing point guard Anthony Goods to a high ankle sprain, the Cardinal (16-8, 8-5 Pac-10) tied a season-high with 22 turnovers but had little problem beating the struggling Beavers (10-17, 2-12 Pac-10). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anderson led the way for Cal with 18 points, Patrick Christopher added a career-high 16 and Omar Wilkes had 10. Tajuan Porter scored 14points to lead the Ducks, who have lost five of seven. Aaron Brooks added 12 points and Taylor had 11. Ryan Anderson converted a three-point play with 1:01remaining and host California snapped a six-game losing streak by beating slumping No.15 Oregon 63-61 Thursday night. The Golden Bears (13-12, 5-8 Pac-10) held Oregon (20-6, 8-6) scoreless for the final 4:31 of the game – including misses by Bryce Taylor and Chamberlain Oguchi in the final seconds – to win for the first time since Jan. 18 at Oregon State. The Bears appeared unlikely to snap their skid after falling behind by 12 points midway through the first half. But Cal ended the half on a 17-0 run and withstood a shooting spree by the Ducks early in the second. Oregon made six of its firstseven 3-pointers in the second half and 11 of its first14shots overall, building a 57-50 lead on Tajuan Porter’s 3-pointer with 8:25 to play. Anderson then started a 7-0 run that tied the score with a tip-in before both teams struggled to score down the stretch. Taylor put Oregon up 61-59 with 4:31 to go on a putback, but the Ducks didn’t score again. Anderson’s three-point play off a nice pass from Ayinde Ubaka gave Cal the lead. Stanford 70, Oregon State 55: Lawrence Hill scored 23 points, Brook Lopez matched his career high with 20 points, and Stanford extended its dominance at home over Oregon State.
1 Wayne Rooney insists England have the quality to come away from Switzerland with a victory and get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign off to a positive start.The Three Lions have travelled to Basle ahead of Monday evening’s tie at St Jakob-Park, with the new captain claiming the team are in good spirits after a promising week of preparation.England have so far failed to really impress under manager Roy Hodgson, but Rooney says he and his team-mates are working hard to fulfil their potential on the international stage.“I feel we’re prepared,” the Manchester United striker said.“We’re ready for the game, excited and looking forward to it. It’s going to be a big test but we’ve got the quality to do well.“I think it’s a nice game to play in. On paper it’s the most difficult one of the group and we want to do well and come out with a good result.Following England’s shocking World Cup campaign over the summer, newly crowned captain Rooney – who scored his 41st international goal from the spot in a 1-0 friendly win over Norway last week – also knows what a good result will do for the team’s confidence.“If we get a positive result we’ll give everyone a lot of confidence to go on and do well in this group,” he added.“We’re focussed, we came out here today, we’re ready for the game and hopefully we’ll get the result we want.“Of course there is a determination. We’re a tight-knit group and are working hard to get the best out of each other. We’ve got a lot of quality in the team, it’s about that coming together and if that happens tomorrow night I’m sure we’ll have a good performance.” England captain Wayne Rooney
Rehearsals are in full swing.St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon and St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny will host the world famous Beethoven’s “Mass in C” this weekend.The concerts will feature the Bel Canto Choir, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town Abbey Singers and the Conwal Singers, Letterkenny.A well-earned cuppa!by Paul O’Sullivan The Ballyshannon event takes place on Friday 8th May at 8pm while the Letterkenny event commences at 8.30pm on Saturday 9th May.Beethoven’s Mass in C was first performed in 1807. The renowned organist Ian Mills will provide music accompaniment with all three choirs under the professional baton of conductor; Andrew Batchelor.Soloists are Deborah Cunningham, Mountcharles, Anne McNulty, Ballyshannon, John Porter, Lifford and Paul Martin Donegal Town.This is a great chance to experience a world renowned musical masterpiece by three local choirs who have provided great entertainment for many years and raised much money for local charities. Please support . A group going through the motions for the Beethoven concerts.TWO DONEGAL VENUES TO HOST WORLD FAMOUS BEETHOVEN MASTERPIECE was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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)
A young Creeslough man who was drunk and abused Gardai has been fined a total of €350.Chris Reddan failed to appear at court where he was charged with intoxication and disorderly conduct. Garda Sean Sharkey told the court that he came across Reddan, a part-time chef with an address at 15 Birchill Avenue, Creeslough, at 2.55am on Main Sreet in Dunfanaghy.Garda Sharkey said there had been a large number of people on the street after a nightclub.He said Reddan was involved in an altercation and when he was ordered to desist, he became abusive and was arrested.When taken to Milford Garda station he continued to be abusive.He was issued with summons but failed to pay the fines.Judge Paul Kelly fined Reddan €€250 for disorderly conduct and a further €100 for being intoxicated.Chef fined for being drunk and disorderly after nightclub was last modified: November 15th, 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:Chris ReddanCreesloughdisorderlydonegaldrunk
Jason Quigley has proved he’s a good prankster. 🙂Jason Quigley has proved that despite his tough exterior he’s still a mammy’s boy at heart.Quigley had told his devoted mother Muriel that he was sending a present home with his girlfriend April McManus and that the present would be located in the boot of the car. When April arrived back in Donegal she drove over to Muriel’s to give her the present Jason had sent.However, Muriel almost collapsed with shock when out of the boot jumped Jason. 🙂Muriel wasn’t expecting to see her son for another while, so despite the initial shock she was then overcome with emotion.Click on the link above to see the hilarious video. 🙂 Well played Jason.https://www.facebook.com/JasonQuigley?fref=tsMAMMY’S ‘GOLDEN BOY’ JASON GIVES HER A BIG SURPRISE! was last modified: May 5th, 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:boxingJason QuigleyMOTHERMurielnewsSportSurprise