Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title At elims homestretch, Magnolia looks to avoid complications Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Freddie Roach continues to have faith in his former ward, Manny Pacquiao, even after the two had parted ways. And Roach believes Pacquiao’s no-nonsense work ethic will factor heavily against the younger, hungrier Adrien Broner in January.Roach said that at one time, the Filipino boxing great “would have walked through all of them (welterweight top dogs of today),” including the 29-year-old Broner.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Showing no tinge of resentment against Pacquiao, who trained under him for 16 years en route to becoming one of the sport’s greatest fighters, Roach said the Broner fight “would be a good challenge” for the 12-time world champion.Reports peg the fight on either Jan. 12 or 19, either in Las Vegas or Tokyo.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 ChrissRoach said he knew “there has to be something big at the end of the road,” referring to the projected rematch between Pacquiao and fellow megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr.“The first fight was not so great, Manny had a bad [shoulder] injury, but that was all part of boxing,” added Roach. “So I would like to see it one more time.” 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? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Going up against Broner, a two-time world champion who has yet to reach his full potential, Pacquiao, Roach said, is still the favorite, if only for his discipline and how hard he prepares for his fights.“His work ethic is still unbelievable. He works very hard every day. With the work ethic he has, I give him a chance with anyone out there,” added Roach.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
January 14, 2020
The entire delegation, with one exception, of at least 18 Liberian artists that were due to perform at this year’s Liberian Musical Awards next month in the United States of America (USA), has been denied visas by the Consular Section at the US Embassy near Monrovia, an LMA official has said.Several of the artists reportedly denied visas include local industry headliners such as “Deng, Soul Fresh, Ericgeso, Marvelous, Magnetic, among others. LMA Public Relations Committee chair, Dede Dalmeida, made the startling revelation during a Daily Observer telephone interview. Up to press time, the embassy did not comment on the visa denials. However, a source said some of the artists lack tangible and substantial establishment in Liberia to ensure that they would return when the awards ceremony shall have ended.Another reason for disallowing them the visa, our source said, is that some of the artists do not have enough cash in their bank accounts to support themselves while in the US.Meanwhile, the Daily Observer has reliably learnt that, of the 12 artists who traveled to the US for last year’s LMA ceremony, only two of them returned, while the rest of them are yet to return. Disappointingly, Dalmatia disclosed that during the visa interviews, many of the artists were unable to convince the Consulate that they could return shortly after the awards program, and not go into hiding with the intention seeking asylum in order to stay in the U.S.“When the consulate finds out that you don’t have any asset or business establishment in Liberia that would convince the embassy that you will return upon the completion of the ceremony, definitely the embassy will not grant you any visa to travel to the U.S.,” Dalmeida explained.“We don’t have any say in the visa process. The decision as to whether the artists receive or are denied visas is left with the US Consulate. Our role as LMA is, among other things, to extend an invitation to the artists,” to participate in the ceremony,” she stressed.During the launch of the LMA’s first edition last year, David Mell, Shadow, Benevee, J.D. Donzo and Bernice Blackie travelled to the U.S. on invitation from the LMA; likewise D12, Pitty D’Best, Infectious Michael, DSP, and Tan Tan. Only Tan Tan and Bernice returned. Bernice has since gone back to the US, however. With this latest development, artists are being challenged to have assets that would make them responsible citizens so as to convince the embassy of their status. With the nightmare being encountered by the more than 18 artists being denied, Dalmeida said, it was only Tamba W. Bundor, executive director of T-bund Studio, whom the consulate provided a visa for the trip.“Tamba is a man with assets in Liberia, and for this reason, the Embassy sees him as a person trustworthy enough to attend the awards and come back.” Accordingly, Dalmeida is now left with no alternative but to keep hoping against hope that the time shall come one of these days that the consulates could restore trust in Liberian artists and allow them to travel to the U.S., confident that they will return to their native land to contribute to national development. “We did our best in the interview, but it seems that the issue of credibility and the relationship between LMA and the US Embassy in Monrovia are at stake,” a denied artist has said. “It is impossible that all the artists that received the invitation and were interviewed could be denied visa except for one; something went on wrong somewhere.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 11, 2020
Since then, the state Fair Political Practices Commission has ruled Councilwoman Lucille Kring can vote on the issue and she was expected to provide a crucial swing vote Tuesday. An overflow crowd of several hundred people gathered in the council chambers as they waited to comment on the housing vote. Many wore glittery top hats with Mickey Mouse ears that said “Yes to housing.” Others wore large stickers that read “Homes, Workers, Resort.” “We work for Disneyland and we deserve this housing,” said Susana Hernandez, a Disneyland Hotel employee who shares a one-bedroom apartment with six people in Anaheim. “They just want to make money. They don’t care how we work or in what conditions.” The housing proposal includes a 26-acre parcel just a few blocks from Disneyland and across the street from Disney-owned land that could someday be the site of another theme park. It would be inside a 2.2-square-mile resort district that was established in 1994 with Disney’s encouragement. Developer SunCal Cos. has pledged that at least 15 percent of the condos would be low-income units. ANAHEIM – The Walt Disney Co. has been vocal about its opposition to a proposed project that would bring low-income housing near the gates of the Happiest Place on Earth and has even filed a lawsuit to block the plan. Housing advocates, meanwhile, have argued affordable homes are desperately needed to accommodate workers who are essential to the city’s huge tourism industry but who can’t afford to live there. The City Council is set to reconsider the project Tuesday night – two months after a push to build the units fizzled under pressure from the resort and its supporters. In February, the council deadlocked on whether to approve the necessary zoning changes; a councilwoman who would have provided the tie-breaking vote was asked to abstain because of a potential conflict of interest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 3, 2020
“There are not enough spaces for Filipino-American youth to be expressive,” Canizares observed. “Any migrant community has Americanized children, so the goal of the festival is to really close that gap.” Seniors, meanwhile, can compete in what Canizares called a “vegetable competition” – “Historically, Filipinos who came here earlier are agricultural workers, so there’s a very strong tradition where they plant vegetables in their backyard,” she explained, adding, “And they like to brag about it.” In the newest section of the event, the culinary arts pavilion, chefs will present various Filipino dishes, Canizares said. There will be a competition for the best Adobo, a recipe for crispy pork or chicken that Canizares said is “unofficially the national dish” of the Philippines. “Everyone has their own version,” she said. And although the event will focus on the culture and flavor of the Philippines, everyone is invited to enjoy the weekend. Canizares said she often gets non-Filipinos telling her how much they enjoy the food and the traditions. “I think people are very interested in knowing about \, and it’s open to the public,” Canizares said. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The event has become one of the largest for Filipino culture in Southern California, attracting people from as far away as New York, Chicago and Canada, said Jilly Canizares, executive director of FilAm Arts, the nonprofit organization behind the event. “It’s grown to include a lot of things,” Canizares said. She said the event will offer food, music, dance and art, as well as youth and senior activities, all encompassing the Filipino culture. Canizares estimated that 500 to 1,000 artists will be presenting dance, spoken word, music or visual pieces. The two stages will present either more established, older artists, and emerging or experimental artists. The latter will include a DJ battle and poetry jam, which Canizares says is reflective of the Filipino-American hip-hop movement. In the youth area of the event, there will be games, arts and crafts related to Filipino culture. By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Filipino traditions and community will be celebrated this weekend at the annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture. Now in its 16th year, the event is expected to draw nearly 20,000 people to Point Fermin Park.
December 27, 2019
IT Sligo celebrateTWO of Donegal’s greatest ladies GAA talents were celebrating in style last night – after winning a top colleges soccer trophy.Termon and county stars Geraldine McLaughlin and Roisin McCafferty helped IT Sligo secure the colleges Premier League title.And the girls partied into the night – on what also happens to be Rag Week in Sligo! DONEGAL LADIES GAA STARS GET THEIR HANDS ON SOCCER TROPHY! was last modified: March 20th, 2013 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA STARS GET THEIR HANDS ON SOCCER TROPHY!
December 27, 2019
Seniors/ReservesBeidh ár n-aird arais ar an chlub an deireadh seachtaine seo. Tá Cloich Cheann Fhaola sa bhaile in éadan Ghleann Fhinne Dé Domhnaigh- ar 1:30 agus 3:00. Tá súil againn go mbeidh scaifte maith i láthair ag na cluichí atá fágtha sa tSraith agus sa Chraobh.With Donegal’s departure from the All-Ireland it’s back to club action with Cloughaneely facing Glenfin at home in the league on Sunday, Aug 14th, reserves at 1:30 & seniors 3:00 pm! We hope to see a large crowd out to support the teams for the remainder of the league/championship campaign! Club LottoNumbers drawn on Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 1 6 11 14 18 20! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €3,200! We had 1 match 5 winner- congratulations to Bronagh O’Donnell who wins €100! Next draw takes place on Wednesday, August 10th, at the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan. Tickets are available in various outlets throughout the parish and will also be on sale prior to the bingo in Gortahork each Wednesday evening. Minor ChampionshipWell done to our minor team who had a strong win over Glenfin in the championship last week!Thank YouMany thanks to James Mulhern, Curransport, of Donegal Paint All and Tomas McClafferty of Eurospar, Gortahork for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for our U-13/U-14 boys team. Their support for the club is greatly appreciated!Gym InformationAs a reminder our Summer Opening Hours are:Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 11:00 am & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmSat: 8:00 am – 11:00 am Anybody wishing to become a gym member the rates are as follows:1 year = €150 (Includes €30 insurance)6 month =€80, 3 month =€55 , 1 month = €25(a one of payment of €30 insurance/membership must also be paid on 1st month)Note: Anybody who has membership due for renewal please see Declan, Conor or Anne Marie (one of them will be there at all times). Membership must be up to date in order to use the facilities.If you are interested in classes being run at our facility please see the following pages:DMG Fitness (Declan McGarvey 086-100 9467)Synergy Fitness Training (Conor McGee 087-260 1350)ROD Fitness -Donegal (Anne-Marie Rodgers 087 – 687 3669)Cloughaneely to face Glenfin this Sunday was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CloughaneelyGAAglenfin
December 25, 2019
A book of Irish language stories by the late Paddy Mc Garvey of Loughanure, the first book from this particular Gaeltachta area since 1969, will be launched in Aislann Rann na Feirste this Thursday night, December 5th at 8 p.m.Trí fichead alt a bhí i gcló ar An tUltach sna blianta (1990 -2003) atá sa chnuasach seo le Pádraig Mac Gairbheith (Padaí Eoin) as Gaeltacht Loch an Iúir i Rosa Thír Chonaill, an chéad leabhar as an Ghaeltacht seo ó tháinig an dara heagrán de Thiar i nGleann Ceo le Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh ar an mhargadh i 1969. Bhí dlúthbhaint ag Padaí Eoin le Niall Ó Dónaill (Niall Éilíse) a chuir in eagar an Foclóir Gaeilge – Béarla i 1977. Ba as Loch an Iúir an bheirt acu agus is cosúil gur spreag Niall Padaí Eoin dul i mbun scríbhneoireachta i dtús an lae.Ina óige d’oibir Pádaí i siopaí Bhriainidh Dhonnchaidh i Rann na Feirste agus Mín Chormaic, bhí sé seal gearr ag obair in Albain agus deich mbliana fichead ina stát- sheirbhíseach leis an Roinn Leasa Sóisialaigh ar an Chlochán Liath. D’oibir sé ar feadh blianta fada gColáiste Mhuire Loch An Iúir mar reachtaire.Thoisigh sé a scríobh do An tUltach sna caogaidí agus scríobh sé chomh maith do Amárach, Anois, Gaeltacht, Ireland’s Own agus Ireland’s Eye chomh maith le mórán clár a dhéanamh do RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta. Is cosúil fosta go raibh tionchar nach beag ag scríbhneoirí eile as ceantar Loch an Iúir ar an fhear óg seo, daoine mar Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Niall Mac Suibhne, Pádraig Mac Giolla Bhríde, Frainc Mac Grianna, Iósaf Ó Searcaigh agus Briainidh Ó Beirn a bhíodh i dteagmháil le Padaí Eoin go minic.Ba i stair a dhúiche ba mhó a bhí suim ag Pádraig Mac Gairbheith agus cuirfidh an pobal suim sa tseanchas áitiúil fá leithéidí Donnchadh Mór, Cassie na bhFlowers agus Mary Pheigí Taimí chomh maith le aistí spéisiúla staire ón pharóiste agus ar fud an chontae. Ba chóir go mbeadh an leabhar seo ina chuidiú do neartú na Gaeilge i Loch an Iúir agus go gcuirfeadh sé le stór seanchais na Rosa atá i leabharthaí mar Na Glúnta Rosannach, Óglach na Rosann,Ó Ghleann go Fánaid, Idir an Dá Ghaoth agus Rann na Feirste.The book was edited by John Sweeney, Loughanure, a close friend of the Mc Garvey family who gave Paddy a commitment before his death in 2005, that his work would be published.The book will be launched in Aislann Rann na Feirste by renowned author An Dr Pádraig Ó Baoighill of Rann na Feirste and Monaghan who spent much time in Paddy’s company discussing folklore and history. There is an open invitation to the launch.‘Scéaltaí PhadaÍ Eoin Mac Gairbheith’ is published by Coiscéim (www.coisceim.ie) and is available from all good Irish language book sellers and in local outlets in the Rosses and Gweedore areas. LATE LOUGHANURE MAN’S BOOK TO BE RELEASED IN HIS MEMORY was last modified: December 4th, 2013 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:book launchLoughanure
December 21, 2019
Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray blamed the state of the Hillsborough pitch after two of his players were forced off injured in the 1-1 draw with Fulham.The sandy, worn-out turf gave the teams problems throughout the scrappy game and Owls pair Liam Palmer and Will Keane were substituted in the first half.“We looked like we had a healthy squad before today and I think we have about three or four injuries in the treatment room after the game, one or two with tight hamstrings,” Gray said.“I can only blame the pitch for that. The surface isn’t the best for us.”Although he disputed Fulham’s controversial equaliser before which Ryan Tunnicliffe appeared to go down easily, Gray admitted that both teams deserved a point.“A draw is probably a fair result. We’re disappointed that the ref didn’t give a free-kick for simulation for us but you’ve got to keep playing to the whistle,” he added.“It was an open game, but it was just that final ball [that was lacking].”Asked if he will look to strengthen the squad to replace Palmer and Keane, Gray replied: “The window shuts on the 27th of this month, so we’ll keep trying.“But the positive thing is that we’ve got to that 50-point mark.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 21, 2019
The team’s most … Red Bluff >> Following its run to the Northern Section Division III finals, the Red Bluff High girls volleyball team earned a number of all-Eastern Athletic-Sac River League selections. Seniors Aurora Carnes and Logan Wheeler were named to the first-team, while sophomore Sarah Reineman earned honorable mention EA-SRL. The Spartans finished 23-10 and D-III runner-up to Shasta, who also had three all-league recipients. Corning’s Castle leads Cards selections
December 3, 2019
On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to start a slew of development projects in Solapur, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit the drought-affected Marathwada on Wednesday. Mr. Thackeray will distribute relief material and cattle fodder to farmers in Beed and Jalna districts and take stock of the relief work in the area. His visit is on the same day when Mr. Modi will be in western Maharashtra launching a number of projects. “Uddhavji is more focused on ensuring drought relief material reaches farmers. Therefore he will be paying a personal visit,” a Sena minister from the State Cabinet said. The Sena is also keen on presenting itself as deeply involved in drought relief work, and wants to concentrate on the Beed and Jalna Lok Sabha seats. The BJP and Sena, despite being allies, have been engaged in a war of words, with each party boasting of its ability to defeat the other in the election. Commenting on BJP president Amit Shah’s statement that the BJP would defeat whoever chose not to ally with it, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said on Tuesday, “We are capable of defeating whoever comes in our way.” Maharashtra is staring at one of the worst droughts in recent years, with only 43.68% water storage in all of the State’s dams in comparison to 61.71% last year. Marathawada is the worst affected, with only 15.14% water in its dams, compared to 55.09% in 2018.