Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol, the super scorer out of University of the East, is tipped to be the top selection in the 2017 PBA D-League Rookie Draft set on Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.AMA Online Education holds the rights to the No. 1 overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Titans coach Mark Herrera will have the luxury of picking his guy from the 201-man pool as he seeks beef up his roster bannered by hard-nosed big man Andre Paras.This will be the second consecutive year that AMA will be selecting first, after nabbing Jeron Teng in the 2016 draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseAside from Pasaol, some of the highly-touted players this year include Arvin Tolentino of Far Eastern U, Abu Tratter of La Salle, Javi Gomez de Liaño of University of the Philippines, and Robbie Manalang of Adamson.Wangs Basketball-Letran will pick at number two, while Batangas-EAC is at third. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Celtics get back at Pistons Thirteen teams are set to participate in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, which tips off on January 18.Eleven of the 13 squads participating this year will be school-based teams as they make early preparations for their respective mother leagues, namely CEU, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum, Gamboa Coffee-St. Clare, and JRU, and debuting teams Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, Powerball-St. Benilde, Perpetual, and Akari-Adamson.Only returning Marinerong Pilipino and newcomer Mila’s Lechon are the teams that won’t be featuring varsity crews.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny
Nine Liberian boys, from ages 14-16 may have the opportunity to participate in the Street Child World Cup, which comes on two weeks before the actual World Cup in Brazil, next year.According to Street Child of Liberia, a non-governmental organization which launched its first project yesterday, the team will be known as Team Liberia.Project Coordinator Mark Maughan told the Daily Observer in an interview that the trip will cost about U$35,000.He said the amount will fund tickets, food, accommodation, transportation and other requirements.“We have had some positive responses from those we have contacted to raise funds for the trip,” Maughan said.He said the Street Child World Cup has a world audience since many countries send their kids to participate in a soccer tournament, before the actual World Cup.He said the team will remain in Brazil for two weeks, and gave a tentative date of departure as March 26, next year.To that end, he said there is a regular training for at least 35 young people that nine would be selected for the trip.“We organize weekly training sessions for the boys,” Maughan said. “And we play in areas including West Point and Chicken Soup Factory.”He said discipline is encouraged among the kids and qualification for the trip is also based on how well a kid behaves to work with others.Maughan noted that though there are currently 211 children in its program, the football aspect is a part that motivates children to become ambassadors for their countries through sports. Contributing, team manager Sam Burnette, lll said the efforts are geared towards changing the perception on street children.“They have a future,” Burnette, lll, said, “and they can grow to make valuable contributions to our society once we give them the push.”He explained that a street child is not a child who is always on the street but the one who struggles to survive in the street.He added that Street Child of Liberia has professional volunteers who are devoted to assist a Liberian child who needs the comfort of a mother and a place to call home.The Liberia Football Association’s vice president for administration, Mr. Musa Shannon, has reportedly supported the initiative.The Street Child of Liberia said the LFA will be invited to provide coaches to support the program. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities, on Thursday met with President David Granger at his Georgetown office.A Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) statement said that President Granger congratulated the young scholar, referring to her as a product of Guyanese society and a citizen of whom the nation is proud.“Everything I do, everything the Cabinet and the Government does is so that our young people can have a bright future… This country can only be developed [with] intelligent and educated persons like you. We are happy and encouraged by your achievements,” President Granger said.The teenager was accompanied by her mother, Anetta Earl; her aunt, Shaundelle Inniss-Munroe; her uncle, Kenneth Earl and social activist Mark Benschop, while the President was accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.Hyles and her mother arrived in Guyana on Sunday evening to be part of the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations on May 26, the same day she would be celebrating her 18th birthday.Hyles was accepted into some of the most distinguished tertiary institutions in the US, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, and has decided on Harvard, where she will be pursuing studies in either bio-chemistry or neuroscience.Hyles migrated to the USA to live with her mother in 2009 at the age of 11.President David Granger in conversation with Kelly Hyles
A fish vendor who was found with a small quantity of cannabis at the Stabroek Market Square was on Monday remanded to prison.Forty-two-year-old Troy Nedd, of Charlestown, Georgetown, denied that on February 2, 2018, he was found with 27.4 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail, telling the court that Nedd gave Police two different addresses.Moore disclosed the facts of the case which revealed that Nedd was caught by ranks of the City Constabulary with the cannabis in his pocket.He was remanded to prison until February 26, 2018.
Elsewhere, the $2.7 trillion budget will ask virtually every domestic Cabinet department except Homeland Security to operate at or below current budget levels. The Pentagon would receive a nearly 5 percent increase in its budget, to $439.3 billion, defense officials said, with an additional $120 billion earmarked for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those war funds would be spread over both the current budget year and fiscal 2007, which begins Oct. 1. The budget will also project about $18 billion more for hurricane relief along the Gulf Coast. The White House says the burgeoning costs of the war and hurricane aid will cause the budget deficit to exceed $400 billion for the current year, up from $319 billion in 2005. The record deficit in dollar terms is $413 billion, set in 2004. Bush said in his State of the Union address Tuesday that the budget would keep his promise, made in 2004, to bring the deficit below $260 billion by the time he leaves office. The White House will not divulge details of the budget before its Monday release, but congressional aides briefed on parts of it shared some details with The Associated Press. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity. The Homeland Security Department would receive a 6 percent budget boost to its $33.3 billion budget for this year, but that increase depends on enactment of new fees on air travel of $5 each way. Comparable fees proposed a year ago were dead on arrival on Capitol Hill. Amtrak, the financially troubled national rail carrier, would receive $900 million under Bush’s budget, a cut of about $400 million from current levels. But that’s a significantly higher budget than proposed for the railroad last year, when Bush proposed eliminating Amtrak’s operating subsidy in a move aimed at closing unprofitable long-distance routes – a move resoundingly rejected by Congress. The National Institutes of Health, which funds health care research, would see its budget essentially frozen at slightly more than $28 billion. NASA, however, would receive a 3 percent budget increase and the National Science Foundation would receive about an 8 percent increase. Bush also plans to ask Congress for more than $130 million for a system employers would be required to use to verify job applicants are legally eligible to work in the U.S. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bush is expected to steer clear of proposals asking direct election-year sacrifices from Medicare beneficiaries, who are already agitated over foul-ups in the startup of the new prescription drug program. But hospitals and other powerful interest groups are girding for battle over cuts they will be asked to take. Adopting the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s recommendations would give the White House political cover for Bush’s new proposals. The commission recommended reducing payments to hospitals for both inpatient and outpatient care by about half of 1 percent below scheduled inflation adjustments. Home health care providers under Medicare fear seeing their payments frozen as recommended by MedPAC. The advisory commission also has recommended freezing payments to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. “It’s doable and it’s good health care policy,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said of the MedPAC recommendations. Gregg said he expects significant Medicare cost curbs to be included in Bush’s budget. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush hopes to seize momentum from a just-completed budget cut bill by proposing tens of billions of dollars in savings from the Medicare program when he submits his 2007 budget on Monday. The budget is expected to wring perhaps $40 billion over the next five years from Medicare providers like hospitals and home health care providers, as called for by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, a bipartisan panel of experts that makes Medicare policy recommendations to Congress. Last year, Bush urged Congress to leave Medicare alone as the administration began implementing the new Medicare drug benefit. He instead focused on finding savings from the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. After Congress just squeezed $28 billion from Medicaid over the next decade – considerably less than the $45 billion proposed by Bush a year ago – the president is looking for big savings from the rapidly growing Medicare program, said lawmakers, staff aides and health industry lobbyists.
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Defending champions Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw against Manchester City while Lucy Graham’s goal earned Bristol City a 1-0 win at Brighton.Goals from Coral-Jade Haines and Josie Green helped Tottenham to a 2-1 win over London Bees in the Championship while Leicester beat Crystal Palace 2-0 and Lewes Women were 3-0 winners at Millwall Lionesses. Manchester United made a real statement of intent as they began their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a 12-0 hammering of Aston Villa.United, managed by former England international Casey Stoney, are playing their first season since being reformed after they were originally disbanded in 2005. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade They won one and lost one of their first two Continental Tyres League Cup games but began their league challenge in some style.Jess Sigworth ran riot as she scored five goals, while Lauren James and Kirsty Hanson grabbed braces in the rout.Katie Zalem, Mollie Green and Ella Toone also bagged as Villa had no answer to United’s superiority.In the Super League, there was also an enjoyable day for Arsenal as Vivianne Miedema’s hat-trick fired them to a dream start in a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Miedema scored two and made goals for Lisa Evans and Kim Little as the Gunners stormed to a 4-0 half-time lead and then made sure she took the matchball home after the break.It means Reds boss Neil Redfearn is waiting for his first win and goal since taking over earlier in the summer, having lost to Manchester United in the League Cup.Reading were big winners as well, with Gemma Davison, Fara Williams, Lauren Bruton and Remi Allen scoring in a 4-0 win over Yeovil. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Sigworth was on fire 2 GETTY IMAGES – GETTY silverware REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact Stoney enjoyed the best possible start smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED possible standings 2 highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
A CO Donegal actor is being lauded by the critics in America.James Conway, from Rathmullan, has the staring role of Brutus in Arizona Reparatory Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and a review in the Arizona Daily Star (link included below) started with the words “Remember this name: James Conway He has star power.”James is the son of the late Frances Conway and James Conway Snr. A chair in the Marhoney Theatre where he performs is dedicated to his late mother – It reads “In Loving Memory of Frances Conway”.James Jnr is a senior at the University of Arizona.And there is no-one more supportive that his dedicated father, James, who has been nothing but incredibly supportive and present for every performance of his son. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/az-rep-presents-powerful-julius-caesar/article_df545fcd-26f4-53ed-9da8-eb18781cc89f.html DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORMRathmullan
It won’t quite be an ordinary exhibition, though, as Brown faces Arenas for the first time since he explained the story behind why left the Wizards during last season’s playoffs. According to Brown, Arenas asked Washington coach Eddie Jordan not to play him in a game. The Wizards suspended Brown for the rest of the playoffs and sent him to the Lakers in August as part of a sign-and-trade. Swingman Laron Profit also went to the Lakers while forward Caron Butler and guard Chucky Atkins headed to Washington in the deal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas is right about one thing when it comes to tonight’s preseason game against the Lakers and forward Kwame Brown in Bakersfield. “This ain’t no Kobe-Shaq thing,” Arenas told the Washington Post on Monday. “It’ll be a handshake. /\x27/Hey what’s up? How are you doing? Let’s play.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Looking out for No. 1 Only one day after calling Smush Parker “unproven,” Phil Jackson said the 24-year-old guard would start tonight. Parker started the Lakers’ first exhibition game and Jackson said he earned the chance to start again with his recent play. Two for one Before they leave for Bakersfield, the Lakers will hold a press conference for center Vlade Divac, who will announce his retirement and talk about future plans.
Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee has told Junior Cert students unhappy at their results they received today not to worry! McGee said that those unsatisfied with their performance in the state examination should take solace from Manchester United and Real Madrid!McGee said the two biggest clubs in the world couldn’t even sign transfer papers properly and botched the proposed transfer of David De Gea. McGee tweeted the following message on his social media timeline,McGee tweeted, “Man U and Real, 2 of the top teams in the world couldn’t sign transfer papers properly weeks ago so any junior certers out there don’t worry!!The hilarious tweet has been retweeted by dozens of followers of McGee on Twitter.Donegal fans will be hoping the influential defender will return for Rory Gallagher’s side for next season’s Ulster and All-Ireland campaigns. DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’ was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
The former Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Seamus O’Domhnaill has alleged that there was an “orchestrated” and “pointed” campaign mounted against him regarding the LIS (Local Improvement Scheme) controversy.Speaking at the count centre for the Glenties Electoral Area tonight, he said:“There was without a doubt an orchestrated campaign, both political and personal in the last ten days or two weeks and the media allowed themselves to be used and exploited. But all that said, and I didn’t get a fair hearing… I accept the decision.” He was first elected as a councillor in 2009, before taking the reins from former Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle (SF) last June.Five years ago during the last Local Election, he topped the poll.He arrived at the count centre at around 9pm, after losing his seat at 1,222 votes on the seventh count of this year’s election.He tells Donegal Daily that it has been a difficult few weeks. “Look when I was in there for ten years… I did everything I could. I think that I served the electorate… as well as I could. I had the great honour of being chairman of the council for the last year… I done that as well as I could.”When asked if he would run again in the next election he said it is “too early to say”, but would consider running “down the line.”His priority now, is enjoying spending time with his wife and two children.When asked about how he was supported throughout his political campaign he said that “people are nice and people are genuine and people are sorry for me on a very personal level.”“I can’t put into words the level of anguish and hurt that I feel for not me personally, because I will get over it, but for supporters of mine and family members of mine… they shouldn’t have been put through that.” “Not all the facts of certain stories were always out in the media… it’s difficult for me to comprehend the attacks that were made in a personal capacity on members of my team, my supporters and particularly my family. And if that’s what politics is about…”“I didn’t make personal attacks ever in my ten years in politics on any individual”, he said, adding that he doesn’t believe that this is what politics in Donegal should be about.He described the alleged campaign against him as being “pointed”.“It was a very pointed campaign I suppose, the LIS story, which has gone on since 2017. Some media outlets were happy to run it three and four times, from 2017, [running] the same story but always insinuating that I had done a wrong-doing somewhere.” He said that people can make up their own minds as to whether the story had a political motivation behind it, but added that “I am not going to cast aspersions upon anyone, that is not who I am.”If there is an investigation, he says he is certain that it will show that everything was “above board” and that “I had no hand, act, or part in it.”“I had wanted an opportunity to be able to represent the people of this area because I believe it is the best area in the whole world.“The people have spoken and I accept what they have said and I will take stock of where I will go from now on,” he concluded.He wishes those who were elected the best of luck.Former Cathaoirleach speaks out on LIS controversy was last modified: May 28th, 2019 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:Donegal County CouncilSeamus O’Domhnaill