first_imgThe 24-year-old forward suffered a slight fracture on his left cheek after a freak fall in the Gin Kings elimination game against TNT last September 23.The former UST stalwart said he’s just awaiting the green light from the doctors. He has already returned to the team’s practice, but limited to only non-contact drills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s already normal. There’s no more pain. I’m just resting and waiting for the go signal of our doctors,” he said.Rather than be down, Ferrer is taking advantage of the extended time to heal up as the Kings prepare for the bigger wars ahead. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Meralco suspends Kelly Nabong Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer is hoping to return to action as soon possible for Ginebra Ginebra.The Ginebra rookie is looking to return on Friday after he missed the Gin Kings’ 121-94 Game 1 rout of TNT in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “This is the time where I shouldn’t be down. I have to prepare for the time when I make the comeback and I hope that I’ll be better when I return,” he said.Ferrer has been averaging 5.25 points on a 38-percent shooting from three, to go with 1.25 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of play this conference.Ginebra shoots for a 2-0 series lead against TNT on Wednesday in Batangas.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more


first_imgDear Editor,I would be grateful if you can permit me a small space in your newspaper to highlight an issue that I find extremely worrying.Over the years, it seems our banking sector is doing everything possible to lose customers and stress out the general public. From requesting mountains of documents and implementing unfriendly procedures, this has resulted in long lines at most banks.A close colleague of mine just returned from the bank and confided in me a tale that sounds like our banks have gone crazy. At the New Building Society Limited, he was attempting to deposit a dividend cheque value $3000 that was received from Republic Bank Guyana Limited. The proceeds being dividends from shares held at RBL. He was unsuccessful in completing this seemingly uncomplicated transaction.I now provide you the details as to why he was unable to complete the deposit. The cheque is written in the names of A and B (A being my friend and B being his father). He was attempting to deposit the cheque at NBS to and account in the names B & C (B being his father whose is one of the payee of the cheque and C being his mother). The cheque was endorsed by both A and B (the payees) and both identifications were presented along with the cheque and the book for the account to facilitate the deposit.Now bear in mind similar transactions have been completed in the past at the same NBS with little to no hassle, since dividend cheques have been similarly received from RBL over several years.The teller after referring the transaction to his superior indicated that the procedures have changed and the transaction could not be processed unless both persons whose names were on the cheque along with the other party on the account were present at the bank with there identifications. Then the payees on the cheque will have to endorse the cheque and also indicate pay to the order of the parties on the bank account and then the parties on the account will also have to endorse the cheque accepting the deposit to their account.Am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely madness? Where else in the world exist such a procedure for conducting a simple deposit of a cheque for $3000 drawn on, dear I say, a reputable bank in Guyana.Editor, I thank your for your time in reviewing the above letter and considering publishing it in your newspaper as I believe that these issues must be publicly highlighted so that common sense changes could be made.With best regards,Marcus Perrylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL is set to share in a €3.5M tourism bonanza next year – thanks to 400 people on the fiddle!For the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention will take place in Donegal and Derry for the first time next year.More than 400 musicians and 40,000 tourists are expected to converge on both counties for the five-day event from June 27th to July 1st next year. Performers from Ireland, Scotland, the US, Canada, Denmark and Norway are among those scheduled to take part.They include The Chieftains, The String Sisters featuring Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh; Liz Carroll from the US; Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill; Cathal Hayden; and the Wrigley Sisters.The festival has previously been held in Scotland, Sweden and Canada.Convention director and fiddle player Liz Doherty said the event was “about cultural exchange, developing new audiences, forging partnerships”. The event was launched at the University of Ulster in Derry by Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains.Meanwhile another reminder that two of Donegal’s finest fiddlers are getting ready for a special homecoming gig.Derek McGinley and Tara Connaghan (pictured) from Meenacharvey (Glencolmcille) and Glenties respectively celebrated the first launch of their new CD at the Ennis Trad Festival on November 13th to a large and attentive audience.The CD entitled The Far Side of the Glen, featuring just the two fiddles of Derek and Tara, focuses solely on the musical style and repertoire of south west Donegal with the title referring to them living on either side of the scenic valley of Glengesh.The CD will shortly be launched on home turf with launches in Carrick on Friday December 9th in The Central Bar and Saturday December 10th in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. (Free entry to both). The fiddle pair will also perform as special guests with Altan on New Year’s night in Ionad Cois Locha during the Frankie Kennedy Winter School.HOW BEING ON THE FIDDLE WILL BRING MILLIONS TO DONEGAL was last modified: December 1st, 2011 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:donegalfiddle festivallast_img read more


first_img Opponents also fail to recognize the larger socioeconomic problems that stem from a lack of affordable housing, which in some cases include the very things they fear most. For example, rather than causing more traffic, high-density housing actually relieves congestion by enabling people to live closer to their jobs. It helps revitalize run-down, blighted communities by replacing dilapidated housing with new homes that people are proud to live in and more willing to take care of. That, in turn, helps lower infrastructure costs and reduces, not increases, demand for public services. Affordable housing even helps kids do better in school by preventing families from moving constantly in search of cheaper housing or to avoid the stress of overcrowding. In short, the NIMBY people, if they continue to succeed in getting their way, are actually contributing to the eventual decline of the very neighborhoods and interests they claim to be protecting. Carried to its logical conclusion, their mind-set has already begun leading to the complete economic stratification of many areas, where the haves have theirs and the have-nots are someone else’s problem. As both a social and economic model, this kind of a future is ultimately unsustainable. Michael Costa is president of Long Beach-based Simpson Housing Solutions LLC and a board member of the Campaign for Affordable Housing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s recent announcement that he would seek to put a $1 billion bond measure before voters to help finance the creation of more affordable housing is welcome news. The urgency he has attached to the proposal underscores that the battle to alleviate California’s severe shortage of affordable housing is one we are still losing. According to the California Association of Realtors, as of July, the median price of a home in California was nearly $541,000 – and much higher in markets like the San Fernando Valley. A typical two-bedroom apartment in L.A. now commands about $1,400 a month in rent. Ominously, only 16 percent of California households statewide earn enough to purchase a median-price home – a figure the CAR projects will drop even further next year as prices continue climbing while real wages and incomes lag hopelessly behind. Homeownership rates are particularly low among working families with children. What’s the problem here? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE As an abstract concept, most people understand the underlying issues and agree that affordable housing is a good thing. Sadly, the primary culprit continues to be NIMBYism and the clout it carries among elected officials and housing decision makers. Propelled by irrational fears – of lower property values, reduced quality of life, more traffic, crime or overuse of public services and facilities – the main obstacles to creating more affordable housing, to be blunt, are people who already have theirs and think housing for folks who make less than they do is a fine idea so long as it’s built somewhere else. There is not a single example they can point to or one shred of evidence that affordable housing has actually caused any of the negative impacts opponents claim to fear. Yet, by undermining political support for the funding and zoning that make such housing possible, it is this opposition that continues to make it more difficult, and more costly, to construct new affordable housing. The reality is that the people who need affordable housing are our neighbors. Depending on where they live, a family of four at or below 80 percent of the area median income or AMI could be headed by a truck driver, legal clerk, elementary-school teacher, deputy sheriff or firefighter. Households at or below 50 percent of the AMI could include a nurse’s aide, accounting clerk, beautician, sales cashier, welder or bus driver. The point is that all of these are working families, struggling to make ends meet but contributing to the life of their community and trying to earn their piece of the American dream that the rest of us take for granted. last_img read more


first_imgWhile the Bulldogs were outshot 12-5, they were more clinical with their chances, registering a 4-3 advantage in shots on target. Watch Live “Tonight was a good performance and a well-deserved result under some difficult conditions,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “This was a difficult three points to pick up as Evansville battled throughout the game and are a tough team to beat.” at Missouri State 10/13/2019 – 1 PM Junior midfielder Erik Fahner netted the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Junior forward Leroy Enzugusi earned the opportunity after being fouled in the box competing for a header. Preview “We started the game with a great tempo and created very good chances through good link up play and in wide areas via Leroy and Fred Frimpong,” Smith said. “Leroy was dangerous and did very well to earn us the PK early in the first half to give us the lead, and Erik showed great composure in finishing the chance. I was happy with our first half performance as we were dangerous and effective in our gameplan.” “Credit to Evansville as they pressed us more in the second half,” Smith said. “With the weather, it was tougher to play through them, especially with the field conditions. However we did create a couple of very good goal scoring opportunities from wide areas that we should have tucked away to close the game out.” The match counts as official because at least 70 minutes were played. Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over the Evansville Aces on a rainy Wednesday night at Cownie Soccer Complex. The game was called off in the 78th minute due to inclement weather. Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Live Stats The Aces were whistled for 18 fouls and booked for two yellow cards, and their aggression cost them in conceding the penalty. Fahner stepped to the spot, hesitated slightly in his approach to throw off the keeper’s timing, and calmly struck the decisive goal into the lower-left corner of the net. ESPN+ After its early goal, Drake shifted to a defensive approach for the remainder of the match. The Aces applied pressure in the second half with nine shots, but sophomore goalkeeper Luke Anderson was a stonewall in net with three saves. Anderson and the Bulldogs earned their fifth shutout in their last seven outings, and they have allowed only three goals in that span. Story Links Photo Gallery Drake (6-5, 3-2 MVC) has won five of its last seven matches. The Bulldogs will look to build on their string of success at No. 14 Missouri State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/Dunkineely notes 29.06.15Rev John and Vanessa Purdy have left DonegalLast Saturday’s ‘Farewell Funday’ for the Purdys was thronged by young and old from the local community. The very large crowd that attended was a measure of the esteem in which this popular couple were held. John’s work with his own congregation, the cross-community ‘Dunkineely Community Ltd’ and with ‘Ardara Sheltered Housing’, endeared him to everyone who knew or had met him.It has been said that, ‘behind every successful man there is a great woman’; and Vanessa was that great wee woman!We wish them every happiness and fulfilment in their new posting. They will be sadly missed. Rev Des DavisDunkineely and Ardara Methodist congregations welcome Rev Des Davis to Southwest Donegal. When asked, this is the description he gave of himself. “I am a Co Wicklow man from a little village called Kilcoole. I have worked as a gardener, a shop assistant in a hardware store and working with people with special needs (not sure if that is the correct term now), for just over 10 years. For five years before going to college I worked as a lay pastor in Youghal Methodist Church. I am a lover of nature, I love walking by the sea and being up the hills.” If he loves the sea and the hills, then I think, he will feel very much at home here!Dunkineely FestivalDunkineely will be having a festival on the first weekend of August. Anybody willing to help, please contact Dunkineely Community Ltd office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678. Thank you. Bruckless Boat ClubBruckless Boat Club will be holding a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday July 5th after service in the community centre Bruckless.The club is newly reformed this year and we have had a great response from the community. All new members welcome; young and old! There will be a draw on the day with two great prises for families.Dyslexia Specific Training for TeachersSliabh a ‘Liag Dyslexia Workshop are organising Dyslexia Specific Training for Teachers. This training course is scheduled for July 21st, 22nd & 23rd in An Fiontarlann, Ballymoon, Kilcar, will be delivered by The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) with certification awarded upon successful completion.Calling All Gardeners, From the ‘Five Points’ to ‘Inver Bridge’! Due to this year’s poor spring, many gardens are away behind where they were this time last year. Consequently, we have had several requests to delay the competition judging date of ‘Dunkineely in Bloom’ by a few weeks. Judging will now take place on Sunday the 26th July. We will be taking entries up to Friday 17th July.The Competition Categories will include:• Best town garden• Best country garden• Best container display• Best business (including bars)Entry forms are available from the Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL) office and in local shops.Bus Tour Day ExcursionConneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a one day excursion to Inishowen and Doagh Isle Famine Village on Saturday 4th July. This is a fun, social bus tour outing, with some gentle strolls and a guided tour along the way. The tour will include an outdoor lunch, a3 course meal in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana, and a mystery stop for music and dancing on the way home. For further info, cost and bookings ring Keith on 087-9213200.Depart Tara Hotel Killybegs 9:00am. Depart Dunkineely 9:10am. Depart Mountcharles 9:20am and Depart Donegal Town 9:30am.Courses Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are planning a six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run).If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible. Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.• European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pm• QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pm• QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm. (limited places available).• QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card. Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements. For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieLocal RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: (087)2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print you Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Borrowing 20c per book.DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY PREPARES FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL was last modified: June 29th, 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:donegalDunkineely Festivallast_img read more


first_imgThis is the text of a touching Instagram post of Charles Woodson Wednesday morning to his friend and mentor Willie Brown, with whom he shared the Raiders’ No. 24. Brown died Tuesday at age 78:Crazy day, man. Had you really thinking about the circle of life. You know what I mean? My youngest son’s birthday yesterday was Oct. 22, turned 9 years old. You know how it was. He came down the stairs, laughing and giggling and excited about being 9, man. It was hugs and singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ you …last_img


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got about half of the wheat planted and we have been running beans since we switched from corn. The yields have been from the low 60s up to the low 80s. Those highs have been some of the best beans we’ve ever had. They are all non-GM beans and with the premium we can get from them they will do pretty well. We have the county fair this week so the combine will be stopped today. We are headed to the fair for the hog show.The stems have still been green on some of these varieties and it has been slow going for bean harvest in some of our fields. We planted some rye as an experiment in corn stalks to see if we can get some early straw next year and it sure won’t hurt the soil either.The weather has been really nice. I am glad the hurricane went back out the other direction and didn’t head this way. Without mud it has been a lot easier to get trucks and equipment in and out of the fields this fall so far.We are two-thirds done with corn and when we finish beans we could have all of our corn off in another five or six good days. The stalk quality depends on the variety. Certain varieties are weathering the stress of the year better. We don’t want to leave it stand out there any longer than we have to. We have found a little bit of mold in the corn but not enough to be docked on what we have hauled in. It looks like Diplodia on the ears in a couple of varieties. Certain varieties handled the stress better than others.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisementCarmelo Anthony has officially reached a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, giving back $2.4 million of his $27.9M salary, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That $2.4 million is the veteran’s minimum that Carmelo will get back when he signs with a new team, likely to be the Houston Rockets.Anthony spent the 2017-18 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder but was traded to the Hawks this offseason so the Thunder could reduce their luxury tax bill significantly.Carmelo Anthony has finalized buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, giving back $2.4M of his $27.9M salary, league sources tell ESPN. That’s veteran’s minimum he’ll get back with new team. Anthony will wait to clear waivers in 48 hours to officially tell Rockets of intentions to sign.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2018In return as compensation for the three-team deal involving the 76ers, Dennis Schroder and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot were sent to the Thunder, Mike Muscala was shipped to the 76ers, and Justin Anderson and a 2022 lottery-protected first-round pick via Oklahoma city was sent to Atlanta.The Thunder granted permission to do so once the sides decided that a parting was imminent. Anthony had also met with the Miami Heat and considered signing there.Anthony, 34, is a 10-time All-Star forward. Anthony averaged 16.2 points per game for the Thunder a year ago — below his 24.1 PPG career average in the NBA. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is banking on Manchester United winning the FA Cup to give his team automatic qualification for next season’s Europa League.West Ham lost 2-1 at Stoke City in their last game of the season, allowing Southampton to leapfrog them into fifth place in the Premier League standings and leaving Bilic’s men seventh in the table, just outside the Europa League places.United, in sixth place, can also qualify for the Europa League by beating Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.If they do so, a Europa League spot will become available for the team finishing seventh in the Premier League.”It is very frustrating. For most of the season we have been there (in the Europa League qualification spot) and it looked like we were going to do it but the competition is really good,” Bilic told British media.”Overall it was a great season and we hope Man United win the FA Cup and then we will be in the qualification for the Europa League.”There are many good teams, but of course we are not happy that we lost the position over the last three or four games.”West Ham qualified for last season’s Europa League by winning the Premier League’s fair play table, but lost to Romanian side FC Astra Giurgiu in the third qualifying round.last_img read more