Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Boston forced to foul Evan Fournier after Orlando inbounded the ball after a timeout, he stepped to the line and made both free throws with 7.8 seconds left.Irving then missed his 3 from the right corner, and after Horford grabbed the rebound and fed it out — Hayward’s rimmed out just before the buzzer sounded.Orlando had pulled ahead by 13 points twice late in the third quarter before Boston closed the period by scoring 10 of the final 12 points to slice it to 75-70 at the break.SEATED COURTSIDERed Sox star Mookie Betts walked into the arena early in the second quarter and watched from a courtside seat across from Boston’s bench. Later in the quarter, the Celtics moved him to a seat right next to their bench.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers’ Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn’t harsher Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, left, defends against Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds while the Orlando Magic survived two 3-point attempts by Boston in the closing seconds to beat the Celtics 93-90 on Monday night.Jonathan Isaac added 18 points and 12 boards for the Magic (2-2).ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college GETTING STARTEDRobert Williams, the Celtics’ first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft, made his debut, playing 3 ½ minutes in the third quarter without getting anything on his stat line.LONG MISSESBoth teams were ice cold from beyond the arc. The Celtics missed 31 of 40 and the Magic 25 of 35.TIP INSMagic: C Timofey Mozgov was inactive for the fourth straight game with a sore right knee.Celtics: C Aaron Baynes missed the game with a strained right hamstring. … Coach Brad Stevens turned 42-years-old on Wednesday. … Marcus Morris started the second half after Hayward picked up three fouls in the first two quarters.UP NEXTMagic: Host Portland on Thursday.Celtics: At Oklahoma City on Thursday. They beat the Thunder in both meetings last season. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics (2-2) with 22 points. Al Horford had 15 and Gordon Hayward 11. Irving and Hayward each missed a 3 in the final seconds.The Celtics, who never led in the game, trailed by at least five points from the midway point of the final quarter until Jaylen Brown nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner, closing it to 89-86 with 71 seconds left.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 ChrissBut Isaac answered with a foul-line jumper om the next possession.Horford and Irving then had consecutive baskets 32 seconds apart, slicing it to 91-90 with 14.2 seconds to play. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
January 12, 2020
Mother’s Day prison partyBy Jarryl BryanFollowing the now infamous Mother’s Day party held by inmates at the New Amsterdam Prison, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels has assured that disciplinary action was currently being taken against the offending ranks.Prisoners sporting high priced liquor at the New Amsterdam Prison on Mother’s DayThe Director of Prisons provided this assurance on the side-lines of an event at the Police Training Centre on Monday. According to Samuels, the matter is being treated as a priority and once some additional information was acquired, a neutral adjudicator would be brought in.“The procedure for internal charges is similar to the court system. The person must be issued with a charge sheet; they would have time in order to prepare for their trial, so we’re currently in the process of doing that,” Samuels said.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels“They also have a right to object to the adjudicator. So, more than likely because of the nature of the offences, we would have to have neutral adjudicators travel to New Amsterdam, in order to deal with those cases. But it is something being given priority.“What we are waiting for right now is some external information that we have written to request, in terms of (combining) some of the information that we would need during the investigation.”This, he said, will serve to establish if indeed the prisoners were in contact with prison officers who were named as having provided the alcohol and drugs that were seen on the Facebook posts.Besides information suggesting telephone contact to facilitate the collusion, Samuels said that four ranks who failed in their duties on the day in question have been identified. He noted that the lapses were evident by the very pictures that were circulated of the party-loving inmates.“Closely examining the photographs on Facebook, it would show you that the drinking took place in two parts of the prisons…the dining hall, where prisoners would be during the day and then the number one dormitory,” Samuels observed.“Many of the prisoners who were seen drinking in the number one dormitory, based on our segregation that we do, they should not have gone to that dormitory. So, it shows clearly that there was a breakdown in terms of the management of the prisoners on that day.”PaySamuels acknowledged recent comments from Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan about the small salary being paid to prison officers. He, however, maintained that officers who are dissatisfied with their salaries should resign, rather than endanger the lives of others through collusion with prisoners.IDB/CSSP studyMonday also marked the official launch of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) prison survey report. The report was a collaborative effort with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the University of Guyana in keeping with component three of the programme.In the report itself are some compelling findings. For instance, the report found that six out of ten inmates were physically punished to some degree by their parents or guardians, when they were children.“One out of four respondents reported that their father or mother’s partner used to beat their mothers. In four out of ten cases, the inmates’ parents or adults with whom they lived as children drank alcohol frequently.“One out of five inmates said there were gang members or they belonged to criminal groups in the neighbourhood where they lived as minors. Four out of 10 inmates stated that they had a family member who had been sent to prison,” the report states.The survey also found that most inmates have either used marijuana or have actually been incarcerated for drug possession or dealing. This is a poignant finding, as decriminalising marijuana is a prevalent topic at the moment.“Six out of 10 prisoners reported having consumed marijuana, 7.6 per cent cocaine base paste, cocaine, or crack, and 6.4 per cent pills or ecstasy. Two most frequent crimes for which the inmates were arrested in Guyana was intentional homicide or murder – 34.9 per cent and drug possession or drug dealing – 21.3 per cent.”The CSSP is funded by the IDB, with US$74,200 being allocated for the survey. At the handing-over ceremony on Monday, Resident Representative Sophie Makonnen laid bare some of the challenges. Makonnen cited statistics on the Guyana prison system, such as the prison population rate.CSSP Project Manager Clement Henry hailed the initiative as one that would highlight the root causes of criminal recidivism. He noted that the results of the survey would aid development of rehabilitation and reintegration policies for prisoners.
January 12, 2020
Firing of striking bauxite workers …blasts Govt for politicising industrial relationsAs the impasse continues between Government and the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) over the firing of 90 employees from its Linden operations, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has accused the coalition Administration of being incapable of defending the workers.President David GrangerInitially, 60 striking workers were fired by BCGI – which is owned by Russian Aluminum company, RUSAL – but an additional 30 were later dismissed after the department in which they were working was temporarily closed.On Friday, Government threatened to shut the foreign company down, saying that the status quo cannot continue.Meanwhile, speaking at his weekly press conference on Thursday, the Opposition Leader blasted Government on the issue saying, “they don’t defend anyone’s interest, they are incapable (and) incompetent, they can’t defend anyone’s interests, not the workers, not the people of Guyana”.The former Head of State said that the Government has been meeting with the bauxite company behind closed doors and subsequently sent a Minister with the media to a worksite, which is not what is required to bring an end to the impasse between the workers and the foreign company.He made it clear that despite the political climate in the country, the Government must not take advantage of the situation, but rather conduct its duties in the best interests of the workers, whose bread and butter was snatched.Under PPP AdministrationHe reflected on his time in office under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) noting that a similar matter had arisen and the then Administration managed to save the jobs that were at risk.“When we had to fight to keep the jobs of the bauxite workers in Aroaima and Burmine they were on the other side, Lincoln Lewis and the others and we managed to save those jobs when ALCOA (Aluminium Company of America) walked away.”Jagdeo added, “We took back the company that was private to the treasury, brought it back, renationalised it and kept it going until we found a replacement…we worked hard to protect those workers there so our track record is important”.Not only are private and foreign companies taking advantage of workers but the Government themselves are doing the same, the Opposition Leader said while making specific reference to the 7000 sacked sugar workers who had to go to the judiciary to get their legally entitled severance payments.The Opposition Leader added that the then PPP Administration exhausted every effort to ensure that workers’ rights were protected, especially with the passing of several laws which mandated severance payments among others.Jagdeo pointed out that he has been lending Government advice which seems to be of no use.“We have lent them (Government) a ton of advice on how to treat workers with respect and they have not done anything. They have not done anything. This Government is not interested in listening even in this matter they are trying to politicise,” he added.Closing downMeanwhile, the Natural Resources Minister on Friday told reporters that the Government is geared at taking action against the company, even if it means closing them down.“What I can say is that I have ordered the GGMC (Guyana Geology and Mines Commission) to conduct a technical and legal assessment of all of RUSAL’s operations. I am hoping that I can get that report for presentation to his Excellency (President David Granger) and other Ministers on Tuesday. And we are looking at all of the legal and other consequences, either them closing or we closing them. We just can’t have the status quo continue as is,” Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told the media.Meanwhile, RUSAL’S management, along with the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GBGWU) have been invited to a meeting on Monday at the Labour Department in an effort to resolve the impasse.Sixty-one workers were fired by the Russian-owned company after they protested a one per cent salary increase, which they said was agreed to by Government. Following a meeting with Government, RUSAL refused to reinstate the workers.
January 11, 2020
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January 6, 2020
The foul abuse of Young brought swift condemnation from United, who said in a statement: “Manchester United utterly condemns racist social media comments posted around yesterday’s Champions League fixture.“We are working to identify individuals involved and we will take the strongest possible action we can against them.“There is no place for racism within our game, or in society as a whole, and we are committed to working to make football free from all forms of discrimination.”The 33-year-old was partially at fault for Barcelona’s first goal as his clearance was blocked, leading to Lionel Messi scoring as the hosts went on to win 4-0 on aggregate.Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out called upon the social media platform to act following a series of incidents.The organisation said via its own Twitter account: “Yet another black player, this time Ashley Young, targeted with racist abuse on social media after tonight’s Champions League game.“Again, we’re left asking @TwitterUK the same question — when will you take serious action to tackle the rampant discrimination on your platform?”Twitter was swift to respond, confirming that the posts concerned had violated its abusive behaviour policy and that the account holders would be required to remove them before they could tweet again.Premier League stars Mohamed Salah, Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Michy Batshuayi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Moussa Sissoko have all received abuse over the same platform in recent years.England’s black players were subjected to repeated chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro last month, while Tottenham defender Danny Rose revealed recently he has “had enough” of racism in football and “can’t wait” to quit the game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United have condemned racist abuse of Ashley Young on social media © AFP / LLUIS GENELONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – Manchester United have condemned racist abuse of their defender Ashley Young on social media in the aftermath of their Champions League elimination at Barcelona.Young was targeted on Twitter following United’s 3-0 quarter-final second-leg defeat on Tuesday.
December 27, 2019
GLENSWILLY GAA NOTESSuper Reserves march on!They showed character, guts and no shortage of football.Aidy Glackin’s senior reserves showed why Glenswilly GAA Club has so much to offer the community and the county.Despite facing a very talented Ardara side at MacCumhaill Park on Sunday, the lads showed how much this title meant to them.Even when it looked like their opponents were about to get the upper hand, the lads dug in even deeper.Every man to a man played his part on and off the field.Take a bow lads – you’ve written another great chapter in the history of our wee club! U13 girls make it a super Sunday!Hours before the reserves did the business, the Under 13 girls faced their own big test in their final against Four Masters in Donegal Town. Although ladies football at the club is still at a relatively early stage, the future looks bright. Although there is no questioning the talent on the field, praise too must go to the wonderful management team. Congrats girls and the very best for the future.ScorAnyone who would like to perform or help out in the Scor na nOg this year to should contact Seamus Callaghan 0861673545 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Anyone who wishes to take part will need to be registered before 24/10/15. We can take part in the competition in Glenfin on Sunday 8th Nov. 15. This is a chance for solo singers, ballad group , musicians, quiz masters and potential actors/actresses to showcase their talents while representing the Club. U13 boys in play-offThe U13 boys team have reached the play-off stages of their league. The game is scheduled to be played this Sunday. However a time and venue has yet to be confirmed. Players will receive a text with details. Training will take place this Friday and a text will also be sent out about this.Monthly meetingThe executive’s monthly meeting takes place on Monday next at 9pm in the clubhouse. All members are invited to attend.Card drive The club’s 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday, November 20th next in the clubhouse. The night starts at 8pm and there will be €2,500 in prizes along with the Barney Pat Memorial Cup.BingoThe bingo will continue in the hall every Wednesday for the winter months. The evening starts at 9pm but players are advised to come earlier to get a seat. Anyone wishing to help should contact Paul Lapsley.Notes Anyone with anything for the club notes should email them before Monday night to email@example.com.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY RESERVES ARE CHAMPS AFTER VICTORY OVER ARDARA was last modified: October 21st, 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)Tags:Glenswilly GAA
December 25, 2019
Mr Flaherty leaves Donegal Circuit Court. Pic Brian McDaid/CristephBREAKING NEWS: TWO Donegal fisherman have admitted to failing to accurately record their catches.Greencastle men Brendan Gill and Michael Cavanagh had been due to face a three week trial before a jury at Donegal Town Circuit Court. However they pleaded guilty this afternoon to one charge each, Gill’s offence taking place in September 2004 at Killybegs, whilst Cavanagh’s offence took place in October the same year, also in Killybegs.Earlier a jury at the same court found 64-year-old Galway skipper Sean Flaherty guilty of two similar offences in November 2003.The jury found him not guilty of a third alleged offence and failed to reach a verdict on a fourth charge.Mr Flaherty was originally have alleged to have landed an extra 187 tonnes of herring at Killybegs which he failed to record properly. The total money made on the catches he was found guilty of totalled less than €5,000.The two Donegal skippers will be sentenced tomorrow.Mr Flaherty is being sentenced this afternoon.DONEGAL CATCH: GREENCASTLE SKIPPERS ADMIT ILLEGAL CATCHES was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GreencaslteIllegal fishingKilllybegstrawlers
December 25, 2019
NEW YORK – Barbie lost out to Darth Vader as Mattel Inc. posted a double-digit decline in third-quarter earnings Monday while rival Hasbro Inc. generated an increase in profit. Both companies’ results missed Wall Street expectations. Mattel, the world’s largest toy maker, said net profit fell 12 percent as lower Barbie sales offset higher revenue from other products. Hasbro said earnings grew 4 percent, boosted by sales of games and “Star Wars” toys. The real test in the battle for sales will be the critical holiday quarter, and toy executives acknowledged that economic winds will make the 2005 holiday season difficult. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “As we look ahead with the higher cost of gasoline and expected increases in home heating costs, it remains to be seen how much of an impact this will have on consumer spending during the holiday season,” Alfred J. Verrecchia, president and chief executive officer of Hasbro, told investors in a conference call Monday. In California, Mattel reported earnings of $225.3 million, or 55 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30, down from $255.8 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales declined slightly to $1.666 billion from $1.667 billion, even as the El Segundo-based toy maker benefited from currency-exchange rates. Gross revenue fell 4 percent in the United States while climbing 5 percent internationally, including a currency benefit of 3 percentage points. “Overall, we continue to experience the effect of a difficult retail environment as well as cost increases,” said Robert A. Eckert, chairman and chief executive. Mattel started to revamp Barbie last year, designing the iconic doll and her accessories within the context of different themes and story lines, but company officials said they need to do a better job in communicating the essence of the brand. Hasbro earned $92.1 million, or 47 cents per share, for the three months that ended Sept. 25, up from $88.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year ago. The year-ago results were restated to reflect the adoption of new accounting rules. Revenue rose 4 percent, to $988.1 million from $947.3 million, helped by a $5.9 million currency-exchange gain and strong sales of “Star Wars” products and games. Analysts expected earnings of 51 cents per share on sales of $997.1 million, according to a Thomson Financial survey. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 21, 2019
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.OAKLAND — Matt McCrane said there wasn’t much going through his head as he lined up for a potential game-winning 29-yard field goal in overtime Sunday at the Coliseum. Raiders coach Jon Gruden couldn’t say the same. McCrane, a rookie from Kansas State, joined the Raiders this week and had missed two attempts wide left from 47 and 50 yards. The …
December 20, 2019
SANTA CLARA — The 49ers had their choice of all but two wide receivers in the NFL Draft when their turn came in Friday’s second round. Their selection: South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel, whose yards-after-the-catch flair could make him a favorite for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.Of his 882 yards last season as a fifth-year senior, Samuel (6-foot, 210 pounds) tallied 592 yards after the catch, according to ProFootballFocus.com. That “YAC” propensity, along with a physical style, is what the 49ers …