Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sherwin Concepcion contributed 13 points and 19 rebounds for UST.The Blazers, who fell to 1-3, drew 29 points and 11 rebounds from Justin Gutang.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history NU kicks off NBTC title defense with 90-point rout Chabi Yo was an unstoppable force with 32 points and 25 rebounds with two steals and two blocks to boot to power the Growling Tigers, who recovered from a slow start.The Beninese big man hardly missed as he went 11-of-13 from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We started flat, buti fortunately for us, our second stringers helped us,” said UST coach Aldin Ayo, whose squad faced a 14-2 deficit early, in Filipino.The Tigers rolled to 4-0 as they continue to pace the Aspirants Group in the standings. MANILA, Philippines—Soulemane Chabi Yo was a man among boys and University of Santo Tomas proved unbeatable so far after claiming its latest victim Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde, 94-82, in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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
Business Summit 2017…ignores Private Sector pleas for clarity on Govt policiesHead of State, President David Granger on Wednesday pointedly blanked several direct calls made by Private Sector leaders for clarity on Government’s economic development policies such as taxation, oil and gas and energy, and instead lashed out at the business community for not investing more.Granger was at the time delivering the keynote address at the opening of “Guyana Business Summit 2017”, which got underway on Wednesday at the GeorgetownPresident David Granger addressing the opening of the Business Summit 2017 on WednesdayMarriott.Organised by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the activity saw in attendance scores of business leaders and representatives, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of the donor community and members from each side of the political divide.Granger, in scolding the business sector, said investors have been coming to Guyana from across the world, including the Americans, Brazilians, British, Canadians, Chinese, French, Indians and Russians.“All are investing in Guyana, why can’t you…why should Guyanese have to be reminded…Guyanese should have no good reason for not increasing investment in their country,” the President said.In lashing out at the Private Sector representatives for failing to invest in the country, the President said Government has been working to create a more enabling environment.He told the Private Sector it would have to position itself in order to take advantage of emerging opportunities since it has the expertise and experience to drive economic development.The President also used the occasion to lament the lagging ratio of commercial banks operating in Guyana, saying Government has been encouraging this industry to expand its services to other zones.Unanswered questionsAddressing the opening of the Business Summit, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Deodat Indar, speaking in the stead of PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer, was among the representatives to throw out direct questions ahead of the President’s remarks.Directly addressing the President at the third-ever such gathering to be held in the nation’s history, the Private Sector representative said the consensus among the business leaders was that the country could not depend on the oil and gas sector alone.He said the Private Sector was of the view that there was need for a diversification of the economy, but that there also needed to be clear signals being sent from the Administration to investors and the business community at large.Turning to President Granger – seated in the first row of the conference room along with Business Minister Dominic Gaskin – the GCCI President called on the President to clarify his position on a range of issues.“Please clarify Government approach to economic development,” Indar requested and listed taxation policy, incentive programmes for business, strengthening democracy, and ensuring the rule of law as a few of the main concerns.Indar said the Private Sector wanted the Head of State to clarify how Government intended to work with the business community to create jobs.The oil and gas sector – a hot button topic throughout the course of the first day – also saw appeals from the Private Sector.The business leader told President Granger the PSC wanted a better understanding of precisely where and how the revenues from that industry would be spent.Government, he reminded, is the biggest spender.Such clarity from the President “will assist the Private Sector on where and when to invest”.The GCCI President – reading a prepared statement from PSC Chairman Boyer – told the opening of the Business Summit the confab had been organised, for the coming to real solutions that would bring marked benefit with regard to national development and not “another talk shop”.Good LifeDelivering the keynote address, Head of State Granger instead pointed to inherited problems still to be solved and repeated that Government has “been working to creating an environment supportive of social economic development linked to the objective for good life for all”.The President said the Administration had inherited an anarchistic colonial ‘three counties’ system which divided the country into Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice. This, he said, posed significant administrative problems and as such, Government has started the process of re-balancing the public service along with the entire economy.The opening of the two-day forum also heard from Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association head Shyam Nokta, who, in his appeal ahead of the confab, told those gathered of the need to look at the bigger picture.“We need to ask ourselves what kind of economy we want to see by 2025,” he said as he reminded of the transformative potential of the oil and gas sector.Nokta was adamant there was need for a clear strategy to stimulate growth of the Private Sector in the years to come.Nokta, in addressing the business leaders, reminded of the urgency of collaboration and urgent action.Public-private dialogueThe opening of “Guyana Business Summit 2017” saw presentations also from IDB Resident Representative Sophie Makonnen, who was also firm in exhortations for a more inclusive, ground-based approach by stakeholders in the need to tackle social economic disparities.The IDB Country Representative was critical too of the continued dependence on traditional exports such as rice and gold, which remain susceptible to international market prices.
Soesdyke/Linden Highway smash-upFollowing the tragic Linden Highway accident which occurred on Mother’s Day, another passenger in the minibus succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The passenger, Quinton Odle, 42, of 137 Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, reportedly took his last breath at about 13:00h on Thursday. He was being treated for spinal injuries among others.Prem Persaud’s injured legsOdle is the second person to have succumbed to injuries from the horrific two-vehicle smash-up on Sunday last which has left at least 18 persons injured.Hours after the accident, six-year-old Arianna Hughes of Lot 23-44 Rohan Housing Scheme, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) succumbed to her injuries. She sustained severe internal and head injuries as a result of the head-on collision.Her mother, 31-year-old Shennelle Hughes; along with Jada Enmore, nine; Tyrese Arthur, four; Prem Persaud, 46; Lakeram Persaud, 21, and Rookmine Persaud all remain patients at the medical facility nursing head injuries and broken bones.An accident victim, Prem Persaud, 46, of Caneville, Grove, EBD, who is currently nursing broken legs at the Georgetown Public Hospital told Guyana Times on Thursday that his family was on a creek outing when tragedy struck.“We left early from the creek…whilst going now we see this car that was swaying all fashion coming and we just like stick up in the corner like and de car run in and lash we… we whole family went in de bus,” the man cried.The father of four, who is lucky to be alive, said he is expected to undergo surgery on one of his legs. He said that his wife, Rookmin (only name given) is also hospitalised.The victims were occupants of minibus BHH 8451 when it collided head-on with the motorcar in the vicinity of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.It was reported that the driver of the motor car, Shennelle Hughes, drove into a pool of water thus causing her to lose control of the vehicle. She swerved directly into the path of the oncoming minibus which was heading in the opposite direction.Several persons from both vehicles sustained injuries and were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where they were treated, but those persons with the more serious injuries were transferred to the GPHC. (Devina Ramdass)
The Buncrana Men’s Shed has sent out an SOS for tools to keep up their terrific work in the community.The shed, which has been in existence for almost a year now, is located on the Millbrae, in one of the units behind Stephen Doherty’s Garage, and the men meet there every Tuesday night at 7.30PM, new members are welcome. The latest project is making wheelbarrows and they hope to have the first one off the production line next Tuesday.The AGM will be held soon, and all will be notified when a suitable venue is located. Any kind donations of old [or new] tools will be gratefully accepted.Spot-the-Balls are sold every Friday night in the Drift Inn to help finance the shed.Also, if anybody would like to sponsor a raffle prize for a good cause!!! The Ubiquitous Restaurant on Buncrana’s Main St has just very kindly donated a meal voucher to the value of 50 Euro. The Shed would like to thank the people of the town for all the goodwill they are receiving. BUNCRANA’S MEN’S SHED LOOK FOR OLD (OR NEW!) TOOLS was last modified: March 20th, 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:buncranaMen’s Shed
Jason with landlords Geraldine and Trevor Love at the 7 Arches Bar in Laghey.He mightn’t be in the business of pulling punches.But Donegal boxing star Jason Quigley proved he could pull pints whenever he hangs up his gloves.The Twin Towns man dropped into the 7 Arches Bar in Laghey last night where his grandmother Muriel also works. The bar, which was recently given a complete transformation by local couple Trevor and Geraldine Love, was extremely busy.Jason posed for pictures with many of his cousins.And one local quipped “It’s to often we get a future world boxing champion pulling pints in here.” BOXING HERO JASON PULLS PINTS INSTEAD OF PUNCHES IN LOCAL BAR! was last modified: May 10th, 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:7 Arches BardonegalJason QuigleyLagheyTrevor Love
PALMDALE – Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $60 million contract to begin production of the next five RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, an aircraft the company assembles at Air Force Plant 42. The contract will allow the company to start purchasing parts for the aircraft, including the intelligence-gathering electronic equipment, one set of mission control equipment, and one set of launch-and-recovery equipment. Production of the hardware for these five new RQ-4B air vehicles is expected to begin late this year, with assembly starting next year, the company announced. “This contract demonstrates the commitment and continued confidence that the Air Force has in Global Hawk’s capabilities and operational performance, and the need for this unique intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system,” said George Guerra, Northrop Grumman’s Air Force Global Hawk program manager. The “B” model aircraft are larger versions of the RQ-4A aircraft that are already in service. The B models are designed to carry 3,000 pounds of equipment, compared with 2,000 pounds carried by the RQ-4As. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Northrop Grumman is already building five RQ-4B Global Hawks in Palmdale under previously awarded contracts. The first of those aircraft is scheduled to begin testing in mid- to late 2006. The Global Hawk program has logged 225 combat missions, totaling more than 4,900 hours in support of the War on Terror. Those missions included providing about 55 percent of the images of military targets during the initial Iraq campaign by American troops and their allies in 2003. Although the computer-guided aircraft remains in a development stage, the 9-11 terrorist attacks of 2001 prompted the Pentagon to press the plane into service to provide high-resolution images of potential targets. The Navy is also interested in Global Hawk aircraft and has bought two “A” model airplanes for testing. Last month, the Navy flew one of the aircraft over the Pacific Ocean to test its ability to detect and track small aircraft in flight. After initial testing on the West Coast, the Navy’s Global Hawks will be ferried this winter to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, for additional testing. Controlled by onboard computers, the Global Hawk is capable of flying at an altitude of 65,000 feet, above storms and some six miles higher than jetliners normally fly, for more than 35 hours at a time. During a single mission, a Global Hawk can cover 40,000 square miles. The Global Hawk aircraft are being built by a small cadre of Northrop Grumman workers in Palmdale. Although employment numbers on the program are small, Antelope Valley officials soliciting other programs point to the Global Hawk as an example of the region’s technical know-how. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Bulldogs kick off the 2016 season at Drake Stadium on Sept. 3 when they take on Quincy. Print Friendly Version Saubert received first-team STATS Preseason All-America honors earlier this month. Last year, the tight end from Hoffman Estates, Ill. caught 55 passes to lead the nation’s tight ends and ranked in the top-three among tight ends with 506 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. DES MOINES, Iowa – Fifth-year senior Eric Saubert was named to the 2016 Hero Sports Preseason FCS All-America second-team, it was announced this week.
The newly crowned Mary from Dungloe Grace Sweeney has sensationally revealed she won the coveted title despite the fact she hobbled around all week with a broken foot. Grace who represented Glasgow in this years competition had complained of a sore foot all week but had absolutely no idea how serious her injury was.After the celebrations had ended the newly crowned Mary from Dungloe still had considerable discomfort with her foot so she decided to go to the A&E to get it checked out. It was then revealed that she had in fact broken it.Nurses were stunned she managed to take part in all of the festival events which included walking the catwalk in Jackson’s hotel and dancing at the gala ball.The glamorous Grace posted on her Facebook timeline,“The nurse can’t believe I managed all week with a broken foot, but us Mary’s are tougher than we look.” “Still at hospital just about to get plastered up had a wonderful week missing all my Mary’s already, had an unreal experience and I’m delighted to be the Mary from Dungloe.” MARY WINS THE FESTIVAL CROWN WITH A BROKEN LEG was last modified: August 7th, 2013 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:ANKLEBroken FootCoveted titleGlasgowGrace SweeneyMary From DungloeTitle
A mystery donation of more than €1,200 yesterday put the fund to save the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary past its target of €50,000.Last month Danny Curran, the owner of the sanctuary in Raphoe, reached out to Donegal Daily to publicise his plight.Mr Curran, whose group looks after 76 donkeys, said he would have to close due to lack of funding. He started a Go Fund Me page which we publicised and what followed was an outpouring of generosity unlike which has been seen in recent years.Now Mr Curran said that having past the magical €50,000 mark, he will close the page and concentrate on trying to look after the animals.He said “I would like to thank Donegal Daily for publicising our plight and to each and every person who has donated in any way.“I can promise them that each and every donation will be used caringly to look after these creatures. “What happened in recent weeks is nothing short of a miracle and it has really restored my belief in human nature.”Mr Curran said he was simply blown away yesterday by the anonymous donor who made the huge donation of more than €1,200 to bring the Go Fund Me page to more than €50,000.“I think I know who the person is but I respect the fact that they want to remain anonymous.“But I would like to thank them sincerely and to everyone who has donated in any way is helping the sanctuary to remain open,” he added.Mystery donation sends donkey sanctuary fund past €50K target was last modified: July 12th, 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:Danny CurrandonkeyRaphoe
Figures released by the Gardaí show the alcohol is a contributory factor in 38% of fatal crashes in the lead up to Christmas.Gardaí released these figures at the launch of the RSA and An Garda Síochána’s annual Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign.The RSA will be airing its anti-drink driving TV campaign ‘Ciaran’ over the festive period, which features the Treacy family who lost four year old Ciarán (pictured above) in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April 2014. Data from 2008 to 2016 reveals that 292 lives were taken during the months of November and December, with the average number of fatalities each month for this nine-year period standing at 16 in November and 16 in December.The RSA have also revealed that Dublin, Cork and Galway had the highest number of fatalities in the lead up to Christmas, and these areas accounted for almost a third (32%) of the total number of fatalities that occurred during this time period.They also found that the most prevalent times of day were between 4pm-8pm (33%) and 12pm-4pm (23%), followed by 12am-6am (22%).Sundays are the most dangerous day statistically, with most crashes taking place between midnight and 6am on Sunday mornings. Drivers represent almost half (46%) of all road users killed in the lead up to Christmas, pedestrians represent over a quarter (26%) of fatalities, while passengers account for almost one fifth (18%).To date this year, 143 people have been killed on Irish roads, a decrease of 26 when compared to the same period last year.Meanwhile, arrest figures released by the Gardai for driving under the influence (DUI) up to end of October 2017 shows that there have been 7,428 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence compared to 6,637 up to October 2016. This is a 12% increase in DUI arrests in 2017.Transport Minister Shane Ross says: “The statistics revealed today by the RSA and Gardai clearly indicate that alcohol remains the primary contributory factor in fatal crashes and is responsible for far too many deaths and injuries on Irish roads.“Given the more difficult driving conditions typical of this time of year, November and December are already particularly dangerous months for driving. However, the statistics show that road safety is diminished further in these months due to the consumption of alcohol and speeding. “I appeal to all those socialising during the Christmas and New Year period to do so responsibly and never, ever, drink and drive.“As Minister for Transport I am currently bringing legislation through the Dail that will introduce an automatic disqualification for people who are caught drink driving and my Department has also started work on tackling issues involving speeding offences and fines. But I would urge everyone, please do not drink and drive and keep to the speed limits at all times.“Let’s keep our roads safe this Christmas.”Alcohol a contributory factor in over 1 in 3 Christmas road tragedies was last modified: December 3rd, 2017 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:alcoholCHristmascrashdrink drivingroad
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