LATEST STORIES Magnolia cruised to victory despite missing the services of playmaker Jio Jalalon. Jalalon, a native of Cagayan de Oro, is with Gilas Pilipinas, which plays Japan on Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Nietes, Viloria go for world crowns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The heady playmaker was pretty much unguardable throughout the game, especially in early part of the fourth quarter, where he toyed with Meralco’s defense. He hit a triple to make it 73-52, before zig-zagging his way for a nifty drive to make it 77-55, with 9:07 remaining.Lee finished with 21 points and three steals in just less than 20 minutes on the floor as he towed Magnolia (8-3) to the top two where it will be joined by San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMeralco (4-7) will miss the all-Filipino playoffs for the third consecutive season.Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris combined for 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for the Hotshots, who shot 50 percent from the field while limiting the Bolts to just 35 percent. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESMagnolia locked up the second twice-to-beat advantage and eliminated Meralco from playoff contention after a 94-65 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Xavier University Gym Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Paul Lee sparked a second-quarter breakaway that saw the Hotshots go on a 10-0 run to put the game away for good.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments
Dear Editor,Permit me the space Editor, to seek the intervention of the Government to investigate the unashamed position of the Management of GPL. I dare say that I will seek spaces weekly to inform the readers and authorities of the issues that affect the staffers of GPL.This time of the year is known to be the festive season; the time of giving. However, this is not so with the company I speak about. The Management seems to forget that the Guyana Power and Light is an important pillar to the development of the nation and more specifically, the catalyst for the many Christmas trees that will need electricity, and I reiterate, that will need electricity to be lit-up.Further, Editor, the staffers who are overworked, and underpaid, who face brutal disrespect from customers daily, those who are spin doctors of the ‘White House’ – who tell spin-truth to the press about the current shortage in generation of electricity, the linemen who work handicap, and the list can go on and on. The point is, the staffers do this not just because they care about our job security, but because they care about the longevity of GPL, while management spends good money on retreats.I must say the time is now for your intervention Mr Patterson. To see how the top-heavy management can get up off their rear and work. They are sitting on the lower concerned staff who are interested in the progress of GPL. They are blocking the development and happiness of the staff.Mr Jordon, I am aware that you are certainly the expert in the business of finance, on to a date like this, the GPL Management (negotiation) team, who were pushing the Unions around and were subsequently fired and reinstated cannot come up with a proposal to meet the expectations of its employees. Please speak to His Excellency, President Granger for the same ratio of increases to be applied to GPL’s less than 2500 permanent and temporary staff.Staffers are concerned whether they will be meted with the vendetta of those reinstated or told no increases. The staffers deserve it (9 per cent increase).Yours in truth,Concerned consumer
It is a common saying that knowledge is power and with knowledge a society can prevent itself from harm and danger.This is the kind of method or strategy that a not for profit organization, Action for Community Matters (ACOMA), is taking to vulnerable communities in Monrovia and its immediate environs as the Ebola virus rages on.ACOMA last week trained dozens of adolescents and women as well as religious leaders from five communities including ELWA, West Point, Red-Light, Jacob Town and New Kru Town, in how to prevent the Ebola virus.They were being trained about prevention at the home level. This has to do with what a mother can do when a member of the family falls sick. The trainees were also taught the measurement of disinfectants such as chlorine and chloride and how to dilute the substances.At the launch of a 2-day awareness and sensitization campaign organized by people who benefitted from ACOMA’s intensive training in West Point last weekend, the chief executive officer of ACOMA, Emily Gugbeh-Peal, said since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the organization continues to buttress government’s efforts through its interventions with the passion for saving lives and promoting happy family life.Madam Peal noted that the aim of these awareness and sensitization exercises is not only to empower community leaders with the requisite knowledge to enhance Ebola awareness; but also to ensure that the training have a trigger-down effect on the overall life of the communities.“This is why after the intensive training we as an organization are following up with communities leaders as they engage their people using the basic skills taught them. By the same token, ACOMA will also distribute buckets and other sanitary materials to the various communities,” she said. The ACOMA boss, who is also a micro finance expert and passionate leader, believes that when people are adequately informed and educated about the virus and how it can be prevented, they will stay safe and the virus will be contained. Therefore ACOMA’s interventions have been focused on awareness and distribution of anti-Ebola materials.“This Ebola thing is a very serious threat to our country. Let us try to convince our people to live in line with recommendations by health authorities,” Madam Pearl said in an encouragement to community leaders.From the onset of the outbreak, she noted that the organization’s initial strategy was using the telephone to advise all of its members and other women to observe the preventive measures, including constant and proper hand washing, avoiding bush meat and stopping traditional burial practices as well as getting in direct contact with the sick or dead people and animals.Madam Peal further told the gathering that her organization was not only concerned with micro-financing businesswomen but also focusing on the holistic development and empowerment of women and families.ACOMA is resolved to continue its interventions until the Ebola pandemic is contained and the country returns to normalcy, she said.Madam Pearl noted that her organization was very grateful to Pierre and Abbey in New York, USA and the Mutual Benefits Insurance (MBI) Company in Monrovia for their contributions that helped make the training a successful one.ACOMA is a not-for-profit organization established a year ago to empower women with basic business and managerial skills. It also offers financial loans to enable businesspeople, especially women, to sustain their families.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The United Nations has decided to send the Guyana/Venezuela Border controversy case to the International Court of Justice for final settlement. This announcement was made today via a meeting with Guyana’s Ambassador to the UN, Ten-Pow in New York.More details in January 31 edition of the Guyana Times.
If the underwater siren songs don’t work, rescue coordinators plan to leave the whales alone this weekend to see whether some downtime helps. Photographs showed that the two were wounded during their travels, probably by a ship’s propeller, making it especially important to treat them with care, Gulland said. The whales briefly seemed to get the right idea by themselves Friday morning, when they headed 200 yards into the deep water channel leading to the Sacramento River, which eventually empties into the San Francisco Bay. But then they turned around. If there’s no progress by Tuesday, rescuers plan to start a herding operation, which would require at least 50 boats and include tactics such as banging pipes underwater, a sound whales don’t like. “We hope that the next few days will show some progress but … we really are in uncharted ground,” Gulland said. On Friday, onlookers oohed and aahed – and clicked their cell-phone cameras – as the whales occasionally broke the surface in a sibilant whoosh, their smooth gray bodies rippling through the placid waters. WEST SACRAMENTO – The tale of two whales stranded in the California Delta has captured hearts and headlines in Northern California as efforts continued Friday to lure the injured mammals back to their salty home 90 miles west. Along the dusty banks of the Port of Sacramento, hundreds kept tabs on the cetacean invasion while for the second day marine scientists aboard small boats played recorded sounds that included other humpback whales feeding. But the wayward pair, a mother and her calf, showed no signs of cutting short their trip to the capital, and scientists said they won’t try to rush them, for now. “We really do not want to stress the mother and her calf in any way,” said Frances Gulland of the Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center, which is helping in the rescue operation. The scene was reminiscent of the publicity that attended Humphrey, a humpback whale that wandered into the Delta – although not as far inland as these whales – by way of San Francisco Bay more than 20 years ago. Biology professor Douglas Long is not at all surprised by the hubbub over the whales. “What I think is people look at marine mammals as sort of being the human counterpart in the ocean – they’re warm-blooded; they’re intelligent; they’re social, all the qualities we like to think of as having,” said Long, who teaches at St. Mary’s College in the east San Francisco Bay suburb of Moraga. Scientifically, whales are important indicators of ocean health, Gulland said. “They are sentinels of change,” she said. The Humphrey saga spun out over years, starting with a more than three-week-long effort in 1985 to nudge the 40-foot humpback back out to sea. Humphrey was a slippery fellow, though, swimming several times toward the Golden Gate only to elude watchers and head back east. Even after he finally made it back to the Pacific Ocean, Humphrey was spotted near the Farallon Islands off San Francisco during the next two years and in 1990 he wandered back into San Francisco Bay, spending three days there – including one day stuck on mud flats – before swimming back out to sea forever. In 1988, whales were big news again with world attention focused on three gray whales trapped under the ice of the coast of Alaska. One of the whales died, but the other two appeared to swim free after a huge rescue effort that included assistance from a Cold War foe, with two Soviet icebreakers helping clear a path to open water. The Sacramento whales probably were on their annual trip up the California coast to cooler waters up north when they got lost. Their situation is complicated by the mother-child relationship since the mother probably is focused on the welfare of the calf, believed to be suckling, Gulland said. The whales have inspired several newspaper naming contests – none seems to have stuck yet – and continue to draw new fans. Jeanetta Deutsch, who was visiting Sacramento from Great Bend, Kan., was among those thrilling to the sight of the breaching whales Friday. “They’re just awesome. They’re majestic,” she said. A few yards away, Ruben Guerrero, who lives in the Sacramento area, held up a sign reading “George Costanza We Need You,” a reference to a “Seinfeld” episode in which the hapless George saves a beached whale. Guerrero, of Sacramento, said he’d always wanted to go whale-watching on the ocean and “here they come to me.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester United have made an enquiry for Lazio star Felipe Anderson, according to reports in Italy.The 22-year-old was one of the stars of Serie A last season, weighing in with 10 goals from midfield.Both United and Manchester City have scouted the Brazilian, as have German champions Bayern Munich.But, according to TMW, it is United who have moved first by making an enquiry regarding Anderson’s availability.Lazio are determined to hold onto their talisman, though, and would want any deal to be worth over £30m. Felipe Anderson 1
It’s official! Eddie and Annette Tobin’s SPAR Express Service Station in Letterkenny has been hailed the ‘best of the best’ after winning the EIQA Award in the Recognised for Excellence category at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.The Q Mark Awards are forever associated with Quality and Excellence in the minds of Irish consumers and it is the only system which allows businesses monitor 100% of their processes and procedures 100% of the time.Winning this award has shown that the Tobin’s SPAR Express on the Port Road truly cares about their customers and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that it achieves the highest possible standards at all times. According to Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, “Eddie and Annette and the team at Tobin’s SPAR Express Service Station are very worthy winners of this award. The standards in this store always extremely high and they are always striving for excellence. We are delighted to see them being recognised for their efforts and are very proud of the team.”Simply the best! Tobin’s Spar wins national award was last modified: October 9th, 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:SparTobin’s Service Station
Ursula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cuts the ribbon to declare Portsalon Luxury Camping officially open on Monday evening as owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth look on with Board Members and staff from Donegal Local Development Company, staff from Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council and other invited guests.A development of a magnificent luxury camp site has opened up on a hillside overlooking Portsalon.Donegal’s first Yurt site, Portsalon Luxury Camping, was officially opened last night.The development has been described this week as an excellent example of how LEADER funding for rural tourism initiatives can improve and benefit the local area. The comments came from Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC).Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) speaking at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday.“This really is a unique project and DLDC through the Leader Programme is delighted to support the development of local rural businesses which significantly bolster tourism infrastructure, generate economic activity and create employment in rural areas.”“Through various Leader Programmes, Donegal Local Development Company has so far provided in excess of €23M to some 725 projects in Donegal. Along with matched funding by project promoters, a total of over €55M has been invested in rural development projects by DLDC in Donegal,” he said.Funding of €141,481.66 was provided for the project by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd through the ‘Encouragement of Tourism Activities’ measure of the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2007 – 2013. However Monday’s launch heard that the project really came to fruition through the sheer determination and persistence of owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth, who never gave up on their dream.In their address to invited guests, Helen and Sean outlined – not only how they had built and lived in a yurt for eight months while they renovated their farmhouse – but how they had successfully secured inter-agency support for their project, by continually seeking solutions to any of the obstacles thrown in their way.“The thing that stands out most is that over five years in that vision, is that not once did you hear them whinge or cry or bemoan the lack of effort coming from anybody.That’s the bit that really stands to Sean and Helen. They just go at it, they stick at it, they keep going and nothing gets in the way,” said Gerry Moan of the Discovery Zone Programme where Helen had finalised the business plan for the project.He added: “If every entrepreneur that I work with had this energy and this passion, by God this would be some country.” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office, insisted that the development of the superb tourism facility should be an example to lots of people in our county of what can be done with a bit of imagination, but also a willingness to learn and listen.“Helen, when she was part of the Discovery Programme, was always willing to be challenged and to take on board advice. It is an outstanding project and a superb example of what two individuals can do with determination and the right support from the likes of Donegal Local Development Company who helped fund the project but also the ongoing support from their community, their families and also from the likes of the Local Enterprise Office and DLDC.In their address Helen and Sean, who explained they have recently received their Quality Assurance through the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard, said that following a hugely successful first year in business, they are looking forward to an even better season this year.They went on to thank all those who had supported them and in particular the DLDC Board for the Capital funding , project Officer Sinead Mc Laughlin, Leader Manager, Frank Kelly as well as LEO and their staff. “Last year we had a very successful first season and this year we are expecting to more than double our 2014 bookings and we are seeing bookings come in from America, Canada, Australia, Germany, world wide.We are sure that the Wild Atlantic Way is going to be a really big boost for us and for the area and we just really want to think everyone who has helped us in any way to get this far.”Before Ursula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cut the ribbon to declare the site officially opened, Patrick Sweeney of DLDC once again congratulated Helen and Sean on their foresight and determination to develop Portsalon Luxury Camping.“While we acknowledge the importance of the LEADER grant, we must also acknowledge the commitment and input from Sean and Helen who provided matched funding of some €60K to ensure the project was delivered to the outstanding specification we witnessed here today. This project really is an excellent example of how LEADER funding for rural tourism initiatives can improve and benefit the local area,” he concluded.EndsCaptions1Ursula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cuts the ribbon to declare Portsalon Luxury Camping officially open on Monday evening as owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth look on with Board Members and staff from Donegal Local Development Company, staff from Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council and other invited guests.2Sean Coll and Helen Haworth of Portsalon Luxury Camping speaking at the official opening of their fantastic new tourism destination on Monday evening.3Invited guests listen to Michael Tunney of Donegal Local Enterprise Office during his address at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday evening.4Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) speaking at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday.LUXURY CAMPING SITE OPENED UP OVERLOOKING PORTSALON was last modified: June 23rd, 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:donegalluxury campsitePortsalonYurt
GARDAI have launched an investigation after a complaint from a customer at Laghey Post Office that cash lodged in an An Post account has gone missing.The allegations come four weeks after the post office in the village was mysteriously closed down.Last night 300 concerned local people gathered to discuss the closure, fearful it may not re-open. However An Post has assured local TDs Thomas Pringle and Pearse Doherty that it will be re-opened.However the country’s main postal service is unable to say when the outlet will open its doors again.It’s understood An Post is carrying out a full audit of the premises.However it is also understood that a customer has lodged a formal allegation that money the person lodged at Laghey Post Office is no longer in the account. The discovery was made by the customer when he went to make a withdrawal from another post office last week.An Post has promised it will reopen a Donegal post office after it closed unexpectedly.Hundreds of customers in the Laghey area have been left without adequate post office services since July 6th.The first residents knew of the closure was when they were met with a sign on the window of the post office recently on behalf of An Post saying it was shut “due to circumstances beyond our control.”Donegal South West Independent TD Thomas Pringle has made representations on behalf of the residents to An Post and met with them last night. Deputy Pringle said he was confident the post office will reopen shortly.He asked residents to be patient and that he was confident An Post will reopen the branch as soon as possible.“I am not completely sure of the reasons behind the closure.“My only concern is that the services offered by the post office to locals in the Laghey are returned as soon as possible. “Many people are dependent on the post office not just for business but also as a social outlet.“I have been in touch with An Post and I have ben assured that Laghey post office will reopen soon,” he said.A spokesman for An Post said they could not comment any further on the matter.“At this stage we can say that we are hopeful the post office at Laghey will reopen again but we cannot put a date on it.“All customers including those in receipt of social welfare payments have been transferred to their nearest post office in Donegal Town.“The branch closed due to circumstances beyond out control and that’s all we can say at the moment,” he said.GARDAI INVESTIGATE ‘MISSING CASH’ AT LAGHEY POST OFFICE was last modified: August 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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:garda investigationlaghey post office
The winner of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Best Dressed Shopfront Competition in Inishowen has just been revealed this morning. Glendowan Craft Shop has come out tops in the exciting competition which is being hosted to celebrate this year’s golf tournament at the stunning Ballyliffin Golf Club.The popular craft shop owners get a grand prize of €1,500 and a full corporate hospitality experience for their golf-themed display. Briney’s of Clonmany came in second, with a prize of €1,000, and the €500 third place award goes to O’Flaherty’s Bar in Buncrana. Glendowan Craft ShopWith well over 100 entries to the competition, the adjudicators had a difficult job in selecting the winner and were delighted with the standard of the entries.Announcing the winners this morning from Ballyliffin Golf Club Sinead El Sibai Senior Vice President of Marketing at Dubai Duty Free said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Best Dressed Window Competition and would like to congratulate the winning entries.“It’s a great initiative that has brought all of the community together creating a wonderful sense of occasion in the region. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is a great sporting occasion, attracting the top golfers in the world, and we are looking forward to some magnificent golfing action this week.”O’Flaherty’s Bar in Buncrana.Cllr. Martin Farren, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen MD congratulated the winning entries and paid tribute to all the businesses and local groups who entered the competition saying “I have to applaud all the local groups and businesses in Inishowen for their wonderful sense of community and for the work they have done in showcasing Inishowen in all its glory. “The standard of entries into the competition was extremely high and Glendowan Craft Shop is undoubtedly a worthy winner of this competition as are Briney’s of Clonmany and O’Flaherty’s Bar in Buncrana who have come second and third. I would also like to thank the competition sponsors for their generosity and for their commitment to our community.”Briney’s of ClonmanyA total prize fund of €3,000 has been put forward by Dubai Duty Free, with first place winners receiving €1,500, second place €1,000 and third place €500, all generously sponsored by the airport retailer and title sponsor of the tournament.The lucky winner and guest will also be treated to full corporate hospitality on Sunday where they will enjoy lunch and all the golfing action from the comfort of Dubai Duty Free’s own private pavilion located on the 18th green at Ballyliffin Golf Club.Glendowan Craft ShopDonegal’s Best Dressed Shopfront winner is… was last modified: July 4th, 2018 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)