LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGraduating player Maddie Madayag knows the importance of playing at her best every time Motolite-Ateneo is on the court.“I know that what the young players see in us would create an impression on them,” said Madayag. “So I have to always be at my best. When I realized I’m not up to speed, I would knock myself back on and wake myself up.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Madayag and another team leader, Bea de Leon, have provided the much needed veteran push for Motolite-Ateneo which has strung up three straight wins in the Premier Volleyball League.The economics senior said their steady play will help establish a culture for a team that also parades promising rookies like Jaja Maraguinot and Vanie Gandler.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 ChrissMeanwhile, winless teams Akari-Adamson and Iriga-Navy, both toting 0-6 cards, collide at 4 p.m. on Saturday, while struggling Pocari-Air Force battles Tacloban at 6 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Arena. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Para heroes vow to bring honor for country Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Phillip Daniels, an overseas-based Guyanese who has definitely not forgotten his roots, has made a significant donation to the Salem Congregational Church, located at the corner of Hadfield and Chapel Streets in Lodge, Georgetown.The donation is intended to be used for maintenance of the building.The donation was on Saturday handed over to two Deacons of the Church, Oswald and Campton Savory, by Margaret Koulen-Stewart on behalf of Phillip Daniels.The financial donation was welcomed by the leaders of the church, who thanked the donor and added that it would go a long way in addressing several remedial works that have to be done on the building.Koulen-Stewart related that Daniels, who recently visited the country, felt a burning desire to give back to his community; and as such, made the timely donation.She added that he has been making donations to other groups, but it is the first time he has made a donation to the church; and he would like to make this an annually initiative.
LONDON – He announced the end with much the same flourish as, 10 years ago, he initiated a decade in power that became known as his era. By turns pensive, boastful and humble, Tony Blair made a final pitch to his followers on Thursday to accept that, whatever else, he did what he thought was right. Traveling in presidential style by executive jet and motorcade to his northern constituency, Blair announced after months of speculation that he will leave office on June 27. The date will bookmark a decade in which he sacrificed his popularity to the war in Iraq and struggled at home to improve schools, policing and hospitals. Yet he and his allies seemed to suggest Thursday that for all the missteps, he changed something in his nation’s debate and its mood, and, with it, Britain’s place in the world. “This is a country today that for all its faults, for all the myriad of unresolved problems and fresh challenges, is comfortable in the 21st century – at home in its own skin, able not just to be proud of its past but confident of its future,” he said. As the site for his announcement, Blair chose a packed meeting room in the Labour Party club in the village of Trimdon, part of his Sedgefield parliamentary constituency in the northeast – the symbolic font of his political legitimacy where he was first elected as a lawmaker in 1983. And just as when he rose to power in 1997, buoyed by a landslide election victory that ended Labour’s 18 years in opposition, with evangelical zeal he asked his followers to believe in him. “Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right,” he said. “I may have been wrong. That’s your call. But believe one thing: I did what I thought was right for our country.” “This is the greatest nation on earth,” he concluded. “It has been an honor to serve it. I give my thanks to you, the British people, for the times I have succeeded, and my apologies to you for the times I have fallen short.” The announcement was the start of a choreographed farewell that the Conservative leader, David Cameron, has mocked as “the government of the living dead.” Between now and his departure, Blair plans to attend European Union and international summit meetings in June. According to British news media reports, he has also scheduled trips to France, Africa and the United States, and will seek to press laws through Parliament before handing power over to a successor – almost certainly Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the Exchequer. “He’s a showman,” a columnist, Jonathan Freedland, said in a blog. “And every showman loves a big finish.” Blair struck more statesmanlike tones. “Today I announce my decision to stand down from the leadership of the Labour Party,” he said. “The party will now select a new leader. On the 27th of June, I will tender my resignation from the post of prime minister to the queen. I have been prime minister of this country for just over 10 years. In this job, in the world today, I think that is long enough for me, but more especially for the country.” His wife Cherie Booth, the source of much controversy during the Blair era, was in the audience as he spoke, and he paid tribute to her. He did not directly endorse Brown as his successor, but he lauded a government run by both men. “There is only one government since 1945 that can say all of the following: more jobs, fewer unemployed, better health and education results, lower crime and economic growth in every quarter,” he said. “This one.” But his convictions led Blair to order British troops into action in Africa, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. He supported Israel’s war against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon last year. He made no secret of his belief in military power, as he once put it, to reorder the world. Blair spoke, too, of perhaps the most decisive moment of his decade in office – his response to the terrorist attacks in the United States and the subsequent actions he took as an ally of the United States, which sent his ratings plummeting and embroiled his country in unpopular warfare. “Removing Saddam and his sons from power, as with removing the Taliban, was over with relative ease,” he said. “But the blowback since, from global terrorism and those elements that support it, has been fierce and unrelenting and costly. For many, it simply isn’t and can’t be worth it. “For me, I think we must see it through,” he continued. “They, the terrorists, who threaten us here and ’round the world, will never give up if we give up. It is a test of will and of belief. And we can’t fail it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
She also says those who participate in the grand opening guided tours can expect to see a number of exhibit changes, including a new one. “for example Finch’s store is much larger and you will be able to walk into it now. The one (exhibit) we have added, is we have a doctors office between our dentist office and our outpost hospital now, both of which have been relocated. So they look quite different.Sjoblom goes onto say they have rearranged a number of the exhibits. “We have rearranged the order of our exhibits in the museum. You start with the Dinosaurs, then you to the Charlie Lake Caves, through the fur trade and then you go into homesteading with the and wagon people traveling up here to then Finch’s store.”- Advertisement -Sjoblom says they will be adding another exhibit, with a somewhat bizarre history, that’s expected to be added shortly, thanks to the Fort St. John Country Quilters Guild. It’s a quilt commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Highway that was stolen when on display at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The quilt was found at a thrift store in southern B.C. and returned to the Fort St. John Country Quilters Guild. That organization will now be donating the quilt to the North Peace Museum.The Grand Opening on May 29th is free, open to the public and scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That’s when Peninsula said, “Don’t forget about us.” The Panthers jumped on Palos Verdes early and held on late for a key 7-6 victory at Palos Verdes High. It marked the first time this group of Peninsula players has beaten Palos Verdes. “It’s long overdue,” Peninsula coach Albert Garcia said. “We’re trying to build something at Peninsula.” The win puts Peninsula (11-5, 3-1) in the league title hunt. The Panthers host Mira Costa on Thursday. “It puts us right back up there,” Garcia said. “Mira Costa is the team to beat, they are the defending league and CIF champions. But if we can come out with a big effort, we’ll see.” BOYS WATER POLO: Panthers able to vault into race for the Bay League crown. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER It looked like the Bay League title race would come down to Mira Costa and Palos Verdes, until Tuesday, that is. Peninsula came out big early against Palos Verdes (11-5, 2-2), taking a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and a 6-2 lead at halftime. Peninsula’s David Skophammer, a dangerous left-handed shooter, scored a game-high four goals, all in the first half. Skophammer concluded the scoring in the second quarter with a goal off a pass from Scott Breitenstein. He then scored again with two seconds left in the half. “He’s our horse,” Garcia said. “He’s in there the whole game. When we need a goal, we look for him. He’s our big guy. It’s no secret. He’s left-handed, fast and strong. When you put that all together, along with his smarts, he’s tough to stop.” After Ryan Cole scored with 4:37 left in the third quarter to give Peninsula a 7-2 lead, Palos Verdes went on a 4-0 run to close the game. Mike Katzer, Tim Baumann, Riley Burke and Halac all scored during the burst. Halac’s goal came with 4:20 left in the game, but Peninsula held off Palos Verdes the rest of the way. “Peninsula wanted it more, you could tell by the way they warmed up,” Palos Verdes coach Chris Murin said. “And the way they played in the first quarter dictated the game.” Palos Verdes is ranked fifth in CIF Southern Section Division IV, with Peninsula at No. 10, but the Panthers came out with more fire, which proved to be the difference. “We haven’t beaten them in like four years. We were just ready to play,” Skophammer said. “We were pumped up and beat them in their own pool.” Kyle Corcoran made 13 saves for Peninsula, including one on a penalty shot by Burke with 2:32 left in the third quarter. “That was the turning point, when Kyle made that penalty block,” Garcia said. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Ballyshannon/Bundoran Primary Care Team in collaboration with the Ballyshannon/Bundoran Community Health Forum and in conjunction with the Donegal Local Development Company are hosting a Health Screening Event.The event takes place on Sunday, August, 17th from 12 – 4pm at the Ballyshannon Agricultural show, on the Donegal Road, Ballyshannon.The event is funded by a National Lottery grant acquired by the Local Community Health Forum and is supported by the Donegal Local Development Company. The screening will measure for· High Blood Pressure· Obesity / Overweight· High blood sugars for Diabetes The screening will be undertaken by local HSE Professionals including public health nurses and a community dietician and will only take a few minutes of your time.Immediate results will be available and the screening is FREE of charge.Research has shown that men in particular are less likely to attend their GP for regular check ups. This event is encouraging both men and women to avail of this opportunistic screening free of charge.Early identification of risk factors for chronic disease can allow for appropriate lifestyle changes and medical management. Early identification can also result in delayed progression of number of diseases including diabetes and in some cases stroke and heart disease.A spokesperson for the group states ‘that by giving individuals specific information about the health risks that affect them personally, you give them a powerful incentive to take positive action – either to seek treatment or to make changes in the way they live’. This Sunday will give you the chance to take a positive step towards managing your health. DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GET A FREE MEDICAL ONCE-OVER! was last modified: August 11th, 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:Ballyshannon Agricultural Showdonegalhealth check
Viper have won 18 points so far (photo by Vipers media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVipers SC 2-1 Paidah Black AngelsSt. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende Friday, 24-11-2018KITENDE – Geoffrey Wasswa scored an additional time winner as Vipers defeated Paidah Black Angels 2-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Friday.On a day the Vipers wasted multiple goal scoring opportunities, they took the lead early in the second half via a Tito Okello penalty but Paidah replied instantly through Captain Cromwel Rwothomio.How the action did unfold:Vipers pressed from the on set but had to wait until the 9th minute for their first chance of the game when Tito Okello shot wide a Abraham Ndugwa cut-back.Moments later, Tito was at it again, this time heading Brian Kalumba’s well weighted cross, straight at John Kalumba in Paidah’s goal.Vipers kept on the front foot and thought they had taken the lead on 14 minutes but Joseph Janjali put the ball wide after beating Kalumba from just out side the area.Three minutes later, Geoffrey Wasswa curled a free kick goal wards but was tipped over for a corner by Kalumba.At the other end, Paidah saw their first opportunity via a free kick which was shot straight at Bashir Sekajka in the Venoms’goal.Tito who had been guilty of missing several chances in the early exchanges got another opportunity to give his side the lead but again failed as he headed Aggrey Madoi’s cross straight at Kalumba.The trend of wasting chances by the home side continued with 9 minutes of the first half to play with Wasswa the guilty party as he headed over Duncan Sseninde’s free-kick.On 44 minutes, Vipers saw a strong appeal for penalty waved away by referee Brain Nsubuga. Paidah was caught on the break and as Sseninde prepared to shoot, he was pulled back by Francis Otim but Nsubuga played on.Despite conceding a host of chances, Paidah held on to go into half time at 0-0.Like in the first half, Vipers started the second wasting chances and it was Tito again who blazed over a loose ball in Paidah’s area on 49 minutes.At the other end, Paidah who looked dangerous on the break saw striker Jackson Nsubuga fail to pounce on lazy marking by the Venoms, shooting straight at Sekajja.A minute to the hour mark, Vipers were awarded a penalty after Ndugwa was bandled over in the area. Tito who had missed a host of chances stepped up and slotted in from six yards to put the Venoms in the lead.In an attempt to see out the victory, Noah Wafula was introduce in place of Kalumba moments later.Paidah also made their first substitution, bringing on Patrick Arua in place of the ineffective Nsubuga.Janjali had a glorious opportunity to make it 2-0 for Javier Espinosa’s side but shot wide while unmarked in the area.Arua was in the thick of proceedings immediately, playing a long ball which was not dealt with by the Vipers’ backline and Rwothomio pounced, volleying in the equalizer which left Sekajja rooted at the spot.In response, Vipers made a second substitution, sending on Brian Nkubi to replace Ndugwa.With 10 minutes to play and still searching for the winner, Venoms’ top scorer Dan Sserunkuma came on for Janjali. Three minutes later, Sserunkuma could not add to his four already scored goals as he blazed over Sseninde’s well weight pass inside the area.As Paidah tried to see out the result, Floribert Pithua was brought on to replace the tired looking Charlie Adam.However, the day would belong to Vipers as they scored the winner in the second minute of the four added on. The day’s Captain Wasswa pounced onto a loose ball out side the area, drove through the Paidah defence and shot past Kalumba at the near post to send the home fans into a frenzy.The victory elevates Vipers onto top of the league with 18 points out of a possible 24.For Paidah, they now slip bottom of the log with only four points so far.The StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues on Saturday with unbeaten URA FC hosting Police at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.Comments Tags: paidah black angelsStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc
Funding of €5,200 has been allocated to three summer events taking place in Donegal this summer, it was announced today.Cumann Staire & Seanchais na nOileáin, the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School – Migration and Plantation; and the Donegal Town Summer Festival have been granted support from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.The funding scheme supports Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools which may not be eligible for the same funding that is granted to larger scale events. The allocations are as follows:€2,200 for the Cumann Staire & Seanchais na nOileáin – a celebration of Gola Island€2,000 for the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School – Migration and Plantation€1,000 for Donegal Town Summer FestivalMinister Joe McHugh welcomed the funding as “great news for the organisers of these local events in Donegal.”“These Government investments in local events are brilliant for helping to build a sense of community and attract new visitors to the areas.”Minister McHugh added: “These festivals and events are vital in showing off what makes each place unique and special and builds a sense of community spirit. “I wish the organisers of all the events every success and hope to see many people coming to the county.”Funding announced for three local summer festivals was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:eventsFESTIVALSfundingsummer schools
The Humboldt-Del Norte League released its 2019 All-Conference and most valuable player (MVP) selections on Tuesday.On the boys side, Del Norte High’s Jared Castro earned MVP honors for his work with the 7-4-2 Warriors. Del Norte’s goalie Scott Peters earned the league’s most valuable goal-keeper honors.The two led the Warriors to their second-straight postseason berth which came to an early end with a first-round North Coast Section Division 1 loss to McKinleyville.For the girls, Eureka’s …