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 MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love juggles a basketball during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)DETROIT — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love will miss Thursday night’s game against the Pistons with a sore left foot, another blow to a winless Cleveland team.Love missed three preseason games with an unspecified injury in the same foot. He was favoring his foot following Wednesday’s home loss to Brooklyn, and after traveling with the team to Detroit, the Cavs ruled him out several hours before tip-off.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA Final 4 tips off Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments It’s not yet known if he will be able to play Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers.“I know he’s going to be out today,” coach Tyronn Lue said before the game. “He tried to play though it last few games, and it was hurting pretty bad.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLove scored 14 points against the Nets, who pulled away in the second half and dropped the Cavs to 0-4 in their first season since 2013-14 without LeBron James.Love is one of only three players left from Cleveland’s 2016 NBA title team. He’s averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds, but is shooting just 32.3 percent from the field. He signed a $120 million contract extension this summer. /kga Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
The government of Japan through its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged its support to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a preparation of a US$83.4 million humanitarian assistance package which will go to the stabilization West Africa’s Sahel region.The Japanese Prime Minister also indicated that the package is intended to spur economic growth in the region and as well promote more Japanese investment.According to a dispatch from Abidjan, where a mini ECOWAS Summit was convened over the weekend, Prime Minister Abe made the commitment at a State Dinner hosted by President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire following a meeting with Heads of State of the regional organization in the Ivoirian capital on Friday, January 10. President Ouattara is the current Chairman of (ECOWAS).Countries in the Sahel region have been plagued with natural disasters such as drought and famine along with the man-made burden civil conflict. In recent times the civil conflict in Mali has put the region’s fragility in the spotlight and garnered international attention.The Japanese Prime Minister is on a week-long first visit to Africa, which includes stops in Mozambique and Ethiopia. His visit is expected to further enhance Japan’s economic ties with Africa, including business relations, while also highlighting Japan’s efforts toward international peace.“Solidarity gives strength. It’s a simple but a strong message which ECOWAS is conveying to the world. The efforts that you have expended to stabilize the Sahel region lead to respect,” Prime Minister Abe told the ECOWAS leaders at the State Dinner, adding, “Japan wants to support you. That is why we are preparing $83.4 million worth of assistance in favor of the Sahel region.”Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Africa follows the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), held in Yokohama, Japan, back in June 2013, which was attended by nearly 40 African Heads of State and Government. At that meeting, Japan discussed, among other issues, trade and investment, as well as peace and stability in Africa. Japan also pledged a US$14.4 billion aid package over the next five years as part of a broader envelope of US$32.8 billion in private sector investment.Mr. Abe’s visit was the first by a Japanese Head of Government to Africa in the past eight years. In 2006, then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Ethiopia and Ghana.Making remarks earlier during the opening meeting with ECOWAS leaders, Prime Minister Abe said his country would partner with them to promote peace and security in the region, which he said would in return help spur economic activities and boost development in the region.The Japanese leader said the need to promote peace and security in West Africa had become crucial due to the region’s strategic place in the global economy. Mr. Abe indicated that Japan, as a long-standing friend to many countries in the region, would continue to engage in issues to promote economic development.Welcoming his guest, the ECOWAS Chairman, President Ouattaera, observed that West Africa is blessed with investment opportunities capable of triggering sustainable economic development.He noted that ECOWAS Member States are ready to work with Japan toward deepening economic integration and cooperation that would be mutually beneficial. “ECOWAS Member States see Japan’s interest in the region as a welcome development. It is our hope that we will enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.Welcoming Prime Minister Abe to Côte d’Ivoire and the region – the first such visit by a Japanese Head of Government to his country – Ivorian President Ouattara termed the visit a milestone in the relations between the two countries and the region. “Your presence is a testimony to our common desire to continue the development of our states and collectively ensure the well-being of our people,” President Ouattara said, adding that beyond la Côte d’Ivoire, ECOWAS and its people welcomed him in a context of deepening economic integration.President Ouattara indicated that the dynamism of the region calls for the strengthening of its strategic partnership with Japan in various spheres, including infrastructure, safety, new technologies and the involvement of the Japanese private sector.“In a world where regional groupings reassure the people and strengthen the bonds of solidarity between nations, Japan and the ECOWAS countries have in common the goal of building a peaceful world, based on a representative global governance of our time,” the ECOWAS Chairman told the visiting Japanese Premier. He reiterated the call of ECOWAS Member States to reform and expand the United Nations Security Council and to ensure that Africa is represented among the permanent members.Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Friday January 10, 2014 joined 12 of her West African colleagues for a two-day mini-Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government with Japanese Prime Minister Abe.During President Sirleaf’s stay in Abidjan, she held discussions with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, as well as closed-door discussions with President Ouattara. She also met with the leadership of the Liberian community in Côte d’Ivoire.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Now we know. For all that Measure R purported to do, it didn’t close the loophole that allows lobbyists to hold fundraisers for politicians and pressure other people to donate money to them. Over the past three years, for example, lobbyist fundraisers have raised about $1 million for L.A.’s elected officials, nearly half of that last year. Politicians are so rolling in the cash that a number of the council members who ran for re-election in last week’s election raised hundreds of thousands of dollars – even though they faced no competition. Clearly, we’re never going to separate politics and money. But the City Council owes it to the public to make good on its Measure R promises. Last week, the Ethics Commission began a series of workshops that will review the lobbyists rules and reforms of Measure R. We encourage commissioners to do what the elected officials never will – craft real reform to clean up City Hall corruption. The problem, of course, isn’t really the lobbyists, contractors and other special interests. They’re doing what they’re supposed to do: Look after their own or their clients’ interests. The problem is the politicians whose job it is to look after the public interest. And one of these days, the public will get fed up with their failure to do just that and replace them with people who will do the job they were elected to do. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALL along, critics of Measure R – the phony ethics reform initiative that passed in November – have warned that it would not stop lobbyists from funneling money to politicians. And just four months later, it’s clear the critics were right. The real purpose of Measure R wasn’t ethics reform. It was giving do-nothing, overpaid and over-pampered City Council members a third four-year term. But since relaxing term limits doesn’t play well with voters, the politicians bundled it with changes in campaign fundraising laws that were supposed to make it harder for lobbyists to buy and sell influence. It was a sham, but the city Ethics Commission was deliberately cut out of the debate to put the measure on the ballot, so the full extent of the sham was never made clear to the public before the vote.
“Now, we have to wait and see if we can find a base at the end of the day to get together and need to find a compensation that is acceptable to both sides,” Rummenigge added.PSG’s German coach Thomas Tuchel reportedly met with Boateng before the World Cup in May, according to magazine Sport Bild.However, Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness said no formal approach has yet been made.“If there was a concrete offer, I would have been informed. That is not the case at the moment,” said the Bayern boss.Boateng, a 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, is currently valued at 45.5 million euros ($53.2 million).He had a poor World Cup campaign after being sent off for two yellow cards in the last-gasp 2-1 win over Sweden and was suspended for the shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea, which confirmed Germany’s exit after the group stages.However, the burly centre-back has hinted at his desire to leave Bayern, who are reportedly chasing Benjamin Pavard, Vfb Stuttgart’s French World Cup winner who can play right-back or centre-back.“Basically, we have enough players in the position, both quantitatively and qualitatively,” said Rummenigge, in regards to Boateng, with Bayern centre-backs Mats Hummels and Niklas Suele both in the Germany squad.However, the biggest stumbling block to a possible transfer for Boateng to Paris is likely to be UEFA’s financial fairplay rules, which forbids clubs from spending more than they earn.In the last 12 months, French champions PSG, one of the world’s wealthiest clubs and owned by Qatari shareholders, bought Brazil star Neymar, for a world record 222 million euros from Barcelona, and Kylian Mbappe, for 180 million euros from Monaco.Earlier this month, European football’s governing body UEFA reopened a financial fair play case against big-spending PSG over the Neymar and Mbappe transfers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s German defender Jerome Boateng could be set to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.© AFP Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, July 25 – Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested on Wednesday.“There is no direct contact between the clubs at the moment, but there is contact between the agents, Jerome has two,” Rummenigge said in Philadelphia on Bayern’s tour of the USA.
Guests on the roof of the new North West Science Park at LYIT in Letterkenny. Pic Donegal Daily.The new North West Regional Science Park in Letterkenny is on course to open in June this year.The 20,000 sq ft extension to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s CoLab facility has the capacity to bring hundreds of new jobs to Donegal.Guest were yesterday given a sneak preview of the facility which is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme. The huge extension will extend, to the Republic of Ireland, the successful Science Park model currently operating in Belfast and Derry.Among those who attended yesterday’s preview of the new building were Minister Joe McHugh, Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson, Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn as well as a host of local councillors.The new extension will provide ready-made offices as well as shared desk space for up and coming businesses.The new facility will also be equipped with the latest high-speed internet connectivity, video conferencing facilities and meeting rooms. A number of companies are already in negotiations with a view to moving into the facility.One company who have already been confirmed as a future tenant of the NwRSP is the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Centre (M2D2).President of the LYIT Paul Hannigan paid tribute to all those involved in the project and stressed the cross-border co-operation between all parties.Guests at yesterday’s launch of the NWSP. Fiona Temple and Catherine Crawford from Mulroy College along with Sally-Anne Mulholland from AIB at yesterday’s ceremony. Pic by Donegal Daily. Shane Wallace from DonegalTV on site to capture all of yesterday’s ceremony Jim McLaughlin and Sally-Anne Mulholland from AIB. Councillors Gerry McMonagle and Paul Canning at yesterday’s ‘topping off’ ceremony. Pic by Donegal Daily. DONEGAL’S NEW REGIONAL SCIENCE PARK ON COURSE TO OPEN IN JUNE was last modified: January 24th, 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:CoLabdonegalLYITNorthwest regional Science Park
A large team of local volunteers turned out to clear rubbish from the old railway line between the former Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh station sites, in advance of the Coastal Cancer Challenge.This race which will take place on Saturday next the 21st of July will see competitors complete a 12km cross country run, 2 km sea kayak, a mountain hike of 3km, two cycling stints of 17 and 24km.Proceeds raised from this event will be going towards Relay for Life Donegal – Irish Cancer Society, Action Breast Cancer – Irish Cancer Society, Donegal Hospice and Letterkenny Rugby Club. The Coastal Cancer Challenge will take in some of the most amazing scenery in Ireland on its circuit around Northwest Donegal. One of the cycle sections will run along the old Lough Swilly Railway that was part of the clean up on Saturday.The railway line was a vital mode of transportation for a half a century with regular services between Letterkenny and Burtonport running from 1903 to 1953. It connected the coastal areas of Northwest Donegal with the extensive rail network throughout Ireland at the time, before the advent of better roads.Although the steel of the rails and bridges have long since been scrapped the lines remain largely intact and passable on foot. Community groups have begun to reclaim parts of the line. Hopefully the future will see these areas extended and linked to create an amazing local amenity and superb tourist attraction.Unfortunately some parts of the line, such as the stretch between Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy, have been used for the fly tipping of domestic waste creating an ugly eyesore for passers-by. The gathering and disposal of this rubbish is to be greatly welcomed with much thanks to all those involved. In addition to the army of volunteers gathered the garbage on the day, the clean up was supported by Donegal County Council who provided refuse sacks, litter pickers, and a lorry to haul rubbish away.Michael McGarvey, who if from Falcarragh and is a Senior Engineer with the Council was on hand to coordinate the work. Some local businesses also generously supported the enterprise with Muckish Sand & Gravel providing a JCB to lift and tip the waste, and Ferry’s Refuse supplying a skip for disposal.For More Information on the Coastal Cancer Challenge go to www.coastalcancerchallenge.com VOLUNTEERS FILL FOUR TRUCKS IN COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE CLEAN-UP was last modified: July 15th, 2012 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:clean-upCOASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE
Arsenal legend Alan Smith has told talkSPORT there is little expectation on Unai Emery’s first season in charge at the Emirates Stadium – he just wants to see progress.Emery has not enjoyed the best start to life in charge of the Gunners.The Spaniard, who took over from Arsene Wenger this summer following the Frenchman’s 22-year reign, was handed a baptism of fire by playing Manchester City and Chelsea – the last two Premier League champions – in his first two Premier League games.The Gunners lost both, meaning Emery has overseen Arsenal’s worst start to a Premier League season in 26 years. 2 Emery has yet to pick up a point in the Premier League And supporters have not been overawed by what they have seen so far. The team appear to be struggling with Emery’s ‘play it out from the back’ tactics, which in-part led to their own downfall in their opening two defeats.But it’s early days yet, and Smith says he is willing to be patient to see Arsenal’s fortunes turn around and is hoping the new boss will get them competing for Premier League titles once again.The former striker told talkSPORT host Jim White: “Speaking on the supporters’ behalf, what they would want to see mainly, it’s not so much finishing in the top four – although that would be very welcome.“It’s not so much winning a trophy – because Arsenal have won three FA Cups in recent times.“It’s more about turning a corner and being able to see progress. 2 “Being able to see the team and the club heading in the right direction in terms of there being a bit more substance to the side, getting closer to the title challengers, being in the mix for longer and being more respected as a team.“At times over the last five years or so, we go up to Man City, Man United or Liverpool and it’s head in hands time, you’re looking from behind the sofa, you’re not quite sure how Arsenal are going to do.“You want them to be respected more.“For this first season, of course there is more to come after that, but for this first season I’d like Unai Emery’s Arsenal to be regarded in that way – a team that won’t roll over.”Listen back to Arsenal legend Alan Smith on talkSPORT IN FULL above Arsenal have conceded five goals from their first two games of the season
The dead creature washed up off Cruit Island.The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are to examine a species which was found washed up off West Donegal yesterday morning.The creature, possibly a Northern Bottlenosed whale, measured 18ft long and was dead when it was discovered by passers-by at Cruit Island. It had a number of wounds but it is still unclear as to how it died.It was found as the tide went out at Carraig Liath, on the strand in front of the old graveyard at Cruit.The alert walkers immediately informed the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. WALKERS SAD DISCOVERY AS WHALE FOUND WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: March 24th, 2014 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:beachCruit Islanddonegalwashed upwhale
Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has described this morning’s budget briefing by Fianna Fáil as a farce.The Donegal TD said Fianna Fáil should now drop the pretence that they are an opposition party given its support for the government’s budget and its failure to produce an alternative.He said “Fianna Fáil has been too busy ghost-writing the Government’s Budget to produce a genuine alternative of its own.“Make no mistake, they are co-authors of the document Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohue will present on Tuesday. “Fianna Fáil’s media briefing today is just the latest gimmick in the worn-out pretence that they are in opposition to Fine Gael. It is a farce.“They are part of this administration and their finger prints will be all over Budget 2017.“Fianna Fáil should now drop the pretence that they are an opposition party. The mask has slipped and everybody can now see who is pulling the strings at the heart of this government.“The real debate on Tuesday will be between the conservative policies of the government and the progressive alternative put forward by Sinn Féin.” Fianna Fail budget briefing a farce – Doherty was last modified: October 7th, 2016 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)
I sat here two weeks ago, at this very keyboard, and told you that Humboldt State’s defense is getting better. And, at times, the Jacks’ young defense is looking like it’s starting to find its footing and producing like head coach Rob Smith knows it can.But for as much as there has been good, there’s also been quite a bit of not-so-good.Rarely has Humboldt State trailed by as many points as it did — 23 and then later on 27 — in Saturday night’s 48-42 loss to arch-rival Western Oregon, the …