first_img“Every game, I want them to think that it is a championship game,” said Pascua. “They should think that this will be their last game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Head coach: George PascuaLast season: 8-6 (no.4)Key holdovers: Jerrili Malabanan, Toni Rose Basas, Bernadeth PonsKey losses: Remy Palma, Rosemarie VargasADVERTISEMENT NCAA volleyball: San Beda locks up twice-to-beat edge after downing EAC OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Pascua will be leading a team that finished Season 79 at the fourth spot with an 8-6 record but  bowed out to Ateneo in the Final Four.What Pascua won’t be having this year, though, is the leadership and savvy of former captain Remy Palma who’ has already exhausted her five-year playing career with the Lady Tamaraws.Pascua, though, looked at the absence of Palma as a new challenge for his team that still has the attacking capabilities of Bernadeth Pons, Jerrili Malabanan, and Toni Rose Basas.“Of course Remy had that veteran presence and her leadership was the big factor that is lacking right now,” said Pascua who will now look to Pons to serve as his skipper. “I want Bernadeth to really take that leadership role and now that she’s in the position Remy once held, I know she can do a great job with it.”And with a veteran core at his disposal, Pascua knows he won’t have a difficult time putting the mentality that already has a sense of urgency going into Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league’s winningest team will parade a new coach for Season 80, but the new figurehead in Far Eastern University’s bench is well aware of the legacy draped in green-and-gold.George Pascua, who took over the Lady Tamaraws’ head coaching duties from Shaq Delos Santos, is a former Tamaraw himself and he only has one goal for his beloved alma mater—win the top prize in Season 80 and deliver FEU its record 30th championship.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 folk“There’s always FEU’s legacy in terms of women’s volleyball,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Now we have to meet those expectations from everyone watching us.”“The team has the willingness, the hunger, the thirst to win games and maybe win another championship because FEU has always been a powerhouse team in the UAAP.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

first_imgWages impasseThe agreement only recently made between the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Education Ministry to end the teachers’ salary impasse was expected to be signed off on Wednesday; however, the two parties were unable to do so.GTU General Secretary Coretta McDonald on Monday told Guyana Times that the agreement was expected to be signed by Wednesday. When McDonald was contacted on Wednesday, she informed that the two sides would not be meeting during the day.Moreover, the General Secretary pointed out that the GTU officials were set to meet and did not comment on the agreement.Although she had previously voiced her concern over the 12 per cent and eight per cent payout being offered by the Government, she opted not to comment before meeting with the Union on Wednesday.Thereafter, all calls went unanswered.Calls made to the Education Ministry’s office also went unanswered.  Last Friday, the GTU finally agreed to the Ministry’s offer after consulting its members. TheThe Education Ministry and GTU officials addressing the media at the last meeting held on Friday lastdisclosure was made after more than six hours of discussion between the two sides.Education Minister Nicolette Henry announced, “What we have proposed essentially is in so far as 2016 is concerned, we finalised at 12 and eight per cent respectively and for 2018, we’re at eight per cent and the debunching figure (is) the one that we shared earlier – the $350,000,000.”Although fewer smiles were seen on the faces of the executives after that meeting, GTU President Mark Lyte told this publication that the Union was satisfied with the amount being given to teachers. “We are walking away a lot happier than initially. We recognise that we were able to broker an agreement with the Ministry of Education that will bring a lot of satisfaction to our members, and I think that was the ultimate objective of this whole process to ensure that every teacher benefits significantly.”According to him, the previous offers tabled did not provide benefits for all teachers. In fact, some 80 per cent of teachers, he said, would not have benefited from the Government’s previous offer.It was explained by him that the increases for teachers will be paid in two tranches. “The increases are going to be paid in two tranches, because you know what teachers receive in 2016 would have an impact on 2017 and 2018, so we are going to have payments being done in December and payments being done in January 2019,” Lyte stated.A joint statement shared with the media from the two agencies said: “Having considered new information provided, which included salary benefits for all scales of teachers ranging from TS1 to TS19 and special and non-salary benefits, the two parties concluded discussions and have committed to the implementation of the agreement. The three-year 2016 to 2018 agreement will be signed in the new week.”Not only has the arbitration process been wiped off the table owing to the recent agreement but also the thought of strike action.Teachers were gearing up for another round of protest action following a number of failed discussions between the GTU and the Ministry. They were being rallied by the Union as they were unable to agree with the Ministry on the appointment of an arbitration panel to decide the teachers’ wages dispute.A 40 per cent salary increase for public school teachers was initially proposed for the year 2016. Over time, the percentage would be increased for all categories of represented teachers.For the year 2017, the Union was hoping to have bargained for a 45 per cent increase, which would then increase to 50 per cent for the remainder of the years indicated in the agreement (2018-2020).It recently changed its demands and said it was willing to accept a ‘substantial’ payout from the Government.last_img read more

first_img…says Govt has no intentions of holding elections this year…as no mention of funds for GECOM on National Assembly’s order paper – CommissionerThe fact that the order paper for the April 26 sitting of the National Assembly has been sent out with no mention of any funds being sought for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not gone unnoticed by the Opposition.In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, GECOM Commissioner Bibi Shadick expressed concern over this telling omission. She noted that this was despite Government promising to put GECOM’s funding on the parliamentary agenda at the next sitting.“Interestingly, and I pointed this out at our meeting today, the President had promised one of the first things on his parliamentary agenda was to get funds in the amount of $3.5 billion to GECOM. The order paper has no such thing on it. I said until we know the tasks that we have to follow, meetings should be held until after the decision.“I am certain the Minister of Finance doesn’t have $3.5 billion to give for any election. So, the game is being played and I won’t be a part of it. Basically, the Government is saying we don’t have to have an election in 2019. We will have elections in 2020.”Meanwhile, a statutory meeting set for Tuesday at GECOM ended abruptly, with People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Commissioners requesting such meetings be put on hold until the no-confidence motion-related matters were adjudicated.On Tuesday, the statutory stalemate continued as PPP Commissioners walked out and the GECOM meeting was adjourned. Speaking to this publication afterwards, Commissioner Shadick revealed that GECOM has no plan that catered for not holding house-to-house registration.That very house-to-house registration exercise is currently before the courts, as a United Kingdom and Guyanese citizen has filed a legal challenge against it. In her affidavit, she had argued that the exercise would disenfranchise her and many others.This had come after GECOM was warned to desist from house-to-house registration or face the law. Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall subsequently filed legal proceedings against the Commission.In the legal documents seen by this newspaper and filed by Nandlall on behalf of his client, Bibi Zeenatoun, Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and GECOM are named as respondents.In the fixed date application, the former AG sets out that the house-to-house registration was unconstitutional. It is noted that they are seeking a declaration of this and the fact that the exercise will exclude qualified registrants currently on the National Register and the official list of electors.In particular, the application is seeking a declaration that Zeenatoun herself will be excluded and thus, have her constitutional right to vote breached. But with this case before them, Shadick noted that GECOM seemed to be making no effort to steer away from house-to-house registration.“Because they’re not making any moves to refresh the list that is going to become invalid on the 30th of this month. So from the first of May we have no valid list of electors. So, everything has to wait to the end of house-to-house registration, whenever that is. They have no start date for this exercise.”Nevertheless, Shadick noted that GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson has insisted meetings would continue to be called.The no-confidence motion-related cases, whose outcome would determine if Guyana is to have early elections or not, will not be heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) until May 10. Meanwhile, the current list of voters expires this month end. GECOM has previously said house-to-house registration would not start until June.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 56th annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel is taking place at the Fort St. John Curling Club this afternoon.In ‘A’ bracket action this morning, IPAC beat Balon and will be taking on Tracker C tomorrow after they beat Aero Rentals. Rhyason Contracting will play against DRS Energy after those two teams respectively knocked out Fraction Energy and Precision North. ClearStream will be playing Rogers, and Atomic will play the winner of the Title vs. Peace Country Rentals match which at last update was in the sixth end. Tomorrow’s matches take place at the Curling Club at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m.In the ‘B’ bracket, Troyer beat Resolve this morning to advance to a match against HSE Integrated. Epscan-A beat Patch Point to advance in the draw and will face Poor Boy. Peace Country Rentals’ second team was eliminated by D+D. D+D will play against Secure after knocking Jiffy Lube out this morning.- Advertisement -The second round of the ‘B’ bracket will start tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgHenri Saivet was unveiled to St James’ Park before Newcastle’s draw with Manchester United, 24 hours after signing for the club. The 25-year-old Senegal international joined the club for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £5million, on a five and a half-year contract.He came through the ranks at Bordeaux, making his senior debut at the age of 17 and going on to score 23 goals in 178 appearances.See some of his best bits above!last_img

first_imgDaniel Sturridge has no plans to simply be a ‘tourist’ at the European Championship this summer, despite the expectation that he is not in Roy Hodgson’s first-choice starting XI.Hodgson has called up five specialist strikers to his squad for the tournament, in Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford, with at least two of them set to sit out of the opening game against Russia on Friday.Judging by the pre-tournament friendlies, Kane and Vardy will start upfront for the Three Lions at the Stade Velodrome, with Wayne Rooney captaining the side from the number 10 position.It may be a formation which leads to problems, but it allows Hodgson to name England’s most experienced player – Rooney – as well as a pair of strikers who bagged 49 league goals between them in the season just finished.Sturridge, who scored just eight times in an injury hit campaign, should be delighted just to be in the squad given the talent ahead of him, but the Liverpool man is looking to fight for his way into the first XI.“I’m not here for a holiday,” the talented goalscorer said.“Nobody wants to sit on the bench. I want to play, of course, but it’s down to the manager to choose his team and I have to understand that.”Despite his desire to be playing, Sturridge did admit that he, and his teammates, cannot have egos at the training camp if the Three Lions are to progress in the tournament.“We can’t win this thing if there’s egos or problems in the camp,” he added.“It’s about us being here as a team. I look at other countries in many competitions and when they score everyone is off the bench and they are all involved, all jumping on each other celebrating – and that’s how we have to be.“We have to be a team. It’s very important, on and off the pitch.“We don’t have our mums, dads, kids and all those things here. So we’re our family and we have to be together.“It’s not about ‘I have to play’ or ‘he has to play’. If we’re not here as a nation, and as a team together, we won’t win it. That’s how it is.” Daniel Sturridge in training for England 1last_img read more

first_imgIT’S D-DAY in the biggest GAA boundary dispute in Co Donegal – as the County Committee meets tonight to decide whether or not to split Letterkenny.At the September meeting, Letterkenny Gaels reiterated their call to have the parish of Aughaninshin part of the town declared as their club’s catchment area.That would have left St Eunan’s with Conwal and Leck part of the town only. However St Eunan’s GAA club say this is a breach of an agreement reached when the Gaels club was founded.The matter is to be voted on tonight after delegates in September said they wanted to discuss it at their clubs before voting on it.The result could have wider implications for other boundary disputes in the county.An independent report by former GAA chair Peter Quinn opposed a parish split in Letterkenny. Here’s our previous report on that:© 2011, all Rights ReservedFollow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comD-DAY IN GAA BOUNDARY DISPUTE was last modified: November 7th, 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:BOUNDARY DISPUTEGAALetterkenny GaelsSt Eunanslast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Other goals include creating a community service model for neighborhood councils, Frank said, and helping the mayor’s field staff “hit the ground running.” Frank expects a total of 6,000 volunteers, many drawn from community groups that supported Villaraigosa’s election. The Mayor’s Office would like eventually to have four such events every year. The day will likely cost $40,000, most of which is going toward free lunches for volunteers. The money is being raised mostly from corporate and union donors, Frank said. Villaraigosa will travel to all six sites, arriving about 10 a.m. at North Hollywood High School, 5231 Colfax Ave. Councilman Tom LaBonge also plans to attend the North Hollywood event. “It’s a very difficult task to maintain the school sites,” LaBonge said. “It does make an absolute difference when a campus is pristine and cared for.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 For information on Day of Service with Our Youth, call (213) 978-0811 or see 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! North Hollywood High School will be one of the host sites for Saturday’s Day of Service with Our Youth, a community event marking Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 100th day in office. Volunteers will gather at six schools across the city to sweep streets, alleys and buildings, plant trees, remove graffiti and generally clean the campuses and surrounding areas. Modeled after a program that started in Villaraigosa’s former council district, the event is meant to strengthen ties between the city and local schools, said Larry Frank, deputy mayor for neighborhood and community services. “We really truly want to align whatever the city can bring to the table with our schools,” Frank said. last_img read more

first_imgThe eight men killed in the crash.The case against the alleged leniency of the sentence given to Shaun Kelly over the death of eight people in Inishowen has been adjourned.Three judges from the Court of Appeal today heard submissions from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to why she thought the sentence was lenient. Shaun Kelly appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix.Kelly (26), of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenney Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of the men between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11, 2010.He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Judge John O’Hagan in December last and was also disqualified from driving for ten years.However, the Director of Public Prosecutions are seeking a review of Kelly’s sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.Members of the families left bereaved by the horrific crash were in court for today’s hearing.The judges also asked to rehear some victim impact statements from some family members.They then adjourned the case and will set a new date when they will inform the families of their decision in the case.Those killed in the crash, Ireland’s biggest ever single loss of life in a road tragedy, were Eamon McDaid, 22 of Ballymagan, Buncrana, Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.APPEAL IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH ADJOURNED FOR JUDGES TO DECIDE was last modified: October 22nd, 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:courtcrashdonegalDPPInishowenShaun Kellylast_img read more

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Monday, August 14. Nan BRENNANThe death has occurred of Nan Brennan, Brennan’s Criterion Bar, Main St. Bundoran, Co. Donegal on Sunday August 13th 2017, peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family, friends and neighbours. Deeply and sincerely regretted by her loving and heartbroken sisters Patricia and Cait, her brother-in-law Sean, her niece Brid and nephew Seamus, her wonderful and loyal neighbours, friends, customers and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Reposing at her residence at Main St, Bundoran on Monday August 14th from 11am until 5pm. House private from 5pm please. Removal from there on Monday evening at 6.30pm to arrive at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran, for Reception prayers at 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Tuesday morning August 15th at 12noon followed by burial in Finner Cemetery, Bundoran.Family Flowers only please, donations if so desired to the Renovation Fund at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Bundoran care of Conlan – Breslin Funerals, Bundoran.Nan, along with her sister Patricia, ran Brennan’s Criterion Bar in Bundoran for a lifetime, this famous pub opened in the 1900s by the Brennan family and in all those years remained more or less the same, run by the two famous sisters, it became a landmark place in Bundoran, where customers both local and visiting were always sure of a warm and friendly welcome. Nan, along with her sister Patricia, are regarded as highly esteemed members of the community, and as her family prepare to say goodbye to their beloved sister, we as a community prepare to say goodbye to one of Bundoran’s much-loved citizens. A lady that will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all.  Isobel MCCONNELL (née Carlin)The death has occurred of Isobel McConnell (née Carlin) Drumay and Leitrim, Newtowncunningham, Donegal.Reposing at the residence of her daughter Noleen Wray, Lower Alp, Doneyloop, Castlefin. Funeral Mass in All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham at 11am tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th August, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations to Lifford Community Hospital Patient’s Comfort Fund. Doris RUSSOThe death has occurred of Doris Russo, The Glen House, Clonmany, Donegal.Removal from St. Colmcille’s Village today, Monday, 14 August, at 10.40am to St. Mary’s Church, Clonmany for Requiem Mass at 11am. Cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan at 3.15pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Nazareth House, Fahan or St. Colmcille’s Village. Patrick (Miller) MCLOUGHLINThe death has occurred of Patrick (Miller) McLoughlin, Linsfort, Buncrana, Donegal.Reposing at his home. Removal at 10.20am tomorrow, Tuesday morning, 15th August, for 11am Mass in the Star of the Sea Church, Desertegney followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 14th, 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:obituarieslast_img read more