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Arellano, NU banner PVL Collegiate conference

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning NCAA champion Arellano and former titlist National University headline the upcoming Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference that is set to start on Sept. 2 at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, who won the collegiate conference title in the 13th season of the Shakey’s V-League, banner Group A that includes Ateneo, San Sebastian, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Far Eastern University, and Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Chiefs, meanwhile, join University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, San Beda, Adamson, and College of St. Benilde.FEU is on its first campaign in a major tournament under the tutelage of head coach George Pascua, who replaced Shaq Delos Santos for the position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The top four teams from Group A compete with the best four from Group B in the cross-over quarterfinals.The four winners then advance to the best-of-three semifinals with the best two teams advancing to the final round that has the same format. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taalcenter_img Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Ray Allen visits Lyceum, tells unbeaten Pirates: ‘You have to work harder’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

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$1, $5 coins to be pulled from circulation

first_img… “it has run its course” – BoG GovernorThe $1 and $5 coins will soon be out of circulation, Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr Gobind Ganga announced during a press conference shared with Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday.According to Ganga, the $1 and $5 coins have run their course, having been in circulation for a number of years. He highlighted that there is a high possibility of the $1 coin being eliminated altogether since “there is no more need for it”. With regard to the $5 coin being eliminated, Ganga said that this will have to be a carefully analysed decision since the public was yet to become fully knowledgeable about the decimal system.However, there was no date specified for the discontinuation of these coins.“We are currently looking at the feasibility of eliminating the $1 which obviously has lived its life already. There is no more need for that. We are looking at the $5, but we have to be very careful because we do have the decimal system that people have to be educated about. In terms of when you try to go to the nearest dollar. The structure of the coins is being looked at,” the Governor of Bank of Guyana said.Due to high inflation in 1996, the $1, $5, and $10 coins were introduced. The $1 and $5 coins are struck in copper-plated steel, whilst the $10 is struck in nickel-plated steel and has an equilateral-curved heptagonal shape.Guyana’s $1 and $5 coinslast_img read more

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Sinoe Artisan Fishermen Want Urgent Preservation Facilities

first_imgMore than 500 artisan fishermen comprising Liberians and Ghanaians want stakeholders in the fisheries sector of the country to empower them with preservation facilities at the Greenville port in Sinoe County.The artisan fishermen and women specifically appealed for mounted boat machines, nets, cold-storage, spare-parts’ stores and above all capacity building in the form of training.They further appealed to the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP)  Liberia for the exposure of Liberian fishermen to foreign training.The fishermen and women expressed their desire to be trained in the areas of preservation, cold-management, canoe repairs, business skills, project proposal writing, administrative and leadership skills and basic accounting skills.Due to the gross lack of modern preservation facilities at the Greenville port, profit margins on the sales of the various kinds of fishes have not lifted them from the poverty lines in Sinoe County.The fishermen also pointed out that the costs associated with the importation of materials such as nets and spare-parts, are daunting challenges and constraints being encountered by them at the port city Greenville in Sinoe County.They explained that fishing materials intended to enhance the work of the canoes and make them effective are brought in the country from the West African state of Ghana and other countries in the sub-region.The fishermen and women also underscored the need for the construction of a modern fishing landing facility that would help preserve the fish for a longer period in Greenville, Sinoe County.On the current effect of the method being used to preserve (dry) the fish, the fishermen and women intimated that the continuous use of the dry red wood has long-term medical implications on the eyes and some parts of the body.    Throwing light on other challenges and constraints, the fishermen and women spoke of poor preservation methods (using dry red wood), poorly constructed canoes and sanitation crisis prone environment.The fishermen and women asserted that they lack adequate latrine and bath room facilities at the port city of Greenville in Sinoe County.  “We work so hard to catch the fish in large quantities and gain very little profits, owing to the general lack of modern preservation facilities that could keep our fish for a longer period of time at the port of Greenville in Sinoe County,” fishermen Andrew B. Doe asserted.Asked about foreign vessels that sometimes venture into Liberian territorial waters, Mr. Doe, who is also the Coordinator of the Sinoe Fishermen Association, noted that such condition does not exist at the moment at the Greenville port.Coordinator Doe also disclosed that during the high peak of the Dry Season,  strange fishing vessels with inscription ‘Senegal’ are often spotted at the Greenville Port.Commenting on when fishermen normally catch more fish in the Atlantic Ocean, Coordinator Doe indicated that from the month of October to December of each year, they generate more profits on the sales of fish.“Our area at the Greenville port contains steep and large solid rocks that sometimes damage the foreign vessels that on some occasions come to fish in the Liberian territorial waters in Sinoe County,” Coordinator Doe indicated.For his part, fisherman Jeremiah Brooks told the Daily Observer that current place of habitation is plagued with insurmountable sanitation crisis that needs external support from partners in the fisheries sector of the country.“Our environment is contaminated with multiple air and water borne diseases owing to the wanton disposal of garbage and other hazardous waste products,” fisherman Brooks lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CRS ‘Connect for Peace’ Targets 300K in Two Counties

first_imgGroup Photo, after the launchedThe Catholic Relief Services on Wednesday, December 6, launched a new peace initiative in the country; specifically in the provincial city of Sanniquellie, Nimba County.The new peace initiative, “Connect for Peace,” is expected to target about 300,000 citizens in two counties Nimba and some parts of Montserrado County, specifically Monrovia.At the launching ceremony, the Regional Director of CRS, Madam Jennifer Overton said the Connect for Peace Project is a 36 month initiative implemented by the Catholic Relief Services, with support from USAID Conflict Mitigation and Management Program, the Government of Liberia and partners, including the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and the Mano River Women’s Peace Network.She said the Connect for Peace Project is designed to strengthen vertical and horizontal social cohesion among and between citizens, civil society organizations, and public officials with the broader aim of contributing to peace in Liberia.She said the CRS will utilize what she called CRS methodology, which is known as Applying Appreciative Inquiry to the 3Bs (binding, bonding and bridging) and 4Ds (discover, dream, design and deliver).“This project will apply its principles through people to people training, workshops, consultative public gatherings, social and cultural events and connector activities,” she said.“Activities have been designed to build individual and institutional capacity, offer desperate adversarial groups opportunities for reconciliation,” she added.She explained that the project will support the establishment of trust between citizens and the state and also reinforce ‘Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism’ so that all members of civil society, including women and youth, public sector institutions and traditional authorities embrace diversity, resolve differences constructively and establish a condition for positive peace in Liberia.“By adopting a community-centered approach to reconcile Liberians and establish a positive peace, the project will align with key government policies, such as Liberia’s Agenda for Transformation, Steps to Liberia Rising 2030, the Strategic Road-Map for National Healing and the peace-building and reconciliation in Liberia,” she said.The ceremony was attended by USAID Country Director Dr. Anthony Chan; Mr. Edward Mulbah, and Executive Director of Liberia Peacebuilding Office; Rev. Dr. Richard R. Tolbert II, Liberia Peace Ambassador; local government officials, chiefs, women and youth representative, among others.The USAID Country Director Dr. Chan expressed satisfaction about the launch and urged Liberians to work together to sustain the peace in the country.He said the United States remains committed to working with partners to ensure that peace is sustained.Dr. Tolbert explained that much more coordination is always necessary for peacebuilding, where he said, more cohesion is required in the peacebuilding process in Liberia.However, the secretary to Superintendent Dorr Cooper, Mr. Paul Karnue, hailed the CRS and its’ partners for the initiative that is expected to reach about 300,000 citizens.He said the government remains committed to peace in Liberia and said in the absence of peace there would not be any development in the county and the country at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Today is Budget Day

first_imgIn a move touted by Government as grand history in the making, and regarded by the Opposition as an opportunity to evade scrutiny, the country’s National Budget 2017 will be presented to the National Assembly by Finance Minister Winston Jordan today.Parliament Building of GuyanaStakeholders have already weighed in their expectations and are adamant to hold the Government to task to ensure measures are put in place to address pertinent issues affecting the various sectors of the economy.Today the Finance Minister will stand and detail, without disruptions, the policies and programmes the Government has budgeted for the upcoming fiscal year 2017.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, though his party did not participate in the budget consultations hosted by government, outlined a number of initiatives he expects to be provided in the Budget.In essence, he explained that these expectations are based on the promises and pronouncements made by President David Granger in his most recent address to the National Assembly.“We hope that the Budget will address or put in place measures to address the problems of our society that will enhance social welfare, increase public safety and improve livelihoods – that is, the creation of jobs and income for people. We will support any measure that does this, that will meet anyone or achieve any one of those objectives,” he stated.Jagdeo wants to see comprehensive programmes to promote a green economy, for instance, how will Iwokrama be transformed into an international institute for biodiversity; the process of reclaiming mined out lands, the establishing of protected areas in each administrative region; planning units in all the ministries; internet connectivity to Government buildings; development of towns, expansion of agriculture; and venture into non-traditional agriculture like spices, coconuts, and aromatic rice.According to the Opposition Leader, these are initiatives the public should expect based on the Head of State’s speech.That aside, Jagdeo said he has some expectations of his own, including the restoration of certain PPP programmes the Government quashed, like the water and electricity subsidies for pensioners and the ‘Because We Care’ cash grant for every student.He also wants Government to reinstate the one-month tax-free bonus that was traditionally given to the Disciplined Services and for this to be further extended to all public service employees, including those working in the sugar belt.Jagdeo also expects significant assistance to be offered to miners, loggers, and sugar workers.Particularly, he hopes Budget 2017 will outline a detailed plan for the future of the Wales Estate: “We’re in favour of help for the sugar industry. We want a clearly defined plan with how the Government intends to move forward with the sugar industry. The Government is yet to clearly lay out how it plans to move with the industry. Do they plan to close factories, privatise factories, and scale down production? What diversity? Who did the studies? Are they economical viable social sector? We’re hoping that the Budget brings clarity.”The Private Sector Commission also made some demands of its own, including for a permanent reduction of the Corporate Income Tax rate, over 10 years to 20 per cent; Reduction of Personal Income Tax, over 10 years to 20 per cent; increase income tax threshold to $100,000 per month; make all overtime earnings tax free; relief on outstanding loans for the rice industry; among others.Both Opposition and PSC have called for concrete measures that will stimulate the economy and pave the way for Guyanese to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.last_img read more

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first_imgNaomh Ultan GAA NotesJunior Championship Final Sunday:This Sunday sees our senior team take on Urris in the Junior A Championship Final in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey. Throw in is 6pm.We’d encourage as much support as possible as its the first senior final for the team in 12 years.Good luck to the players and management, hopefully all the hard work over the last 11 months will stand to you all.Flags and headbands will become available during the week, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and also our club website for updates. Royal Flush Lotto:Royal Flush Draw results for 05/10/2014 were 9, 20, 22 & 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of €540, consolation prizes went to Ethan Byrne, Dunkineely, Paddy McGuinness, C/O Baskins & Kelli McCracken, Bruckless. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €560.Adult Football:Congratulations to our senior side who have qualified for the divisional play-off after they received a walk over against Naomh Padraig, Muff on Saturday.Clothes Bin: A gentle reminder that no bed sheets/linen is to be put in the clothes bin at the Naomh Ultan GAA grounds, this request came from the supplier.We’d like to thank all for their continued support in using this recycling service, it’s a valued fundraiser for our club.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN FACE URRIS IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:GAANaomh UltanNoticesSportlast_img read more



first_imgDONEGAL’S U16 and Senior Ladies teams scored impressive wins in their double header at CLG Red Hughs today.Terry McCole’s U16s were never in any danger in their first match of the U16 Ulster Championship against Down.With Millie Winfield taking charge of the midfield early on, Donegal totally dominated proceedings to win comfortably 5-07 to 0-02. Ellie McInnes (N Conaill) hit two goals with further goals from Eimear Gallagher (Red Hughs), Aisling McGuinness (Moville) and Niamh McGrenaghan (Robert Emmets).In the senior game which followed Davy McLaughlin’s side were very comfortable winners over Meath, winning 6-17 to 2-06.The Division 2 sides were even in the early stages, Meath slipping a point ahead at one stage.But once Donegal got into their stride, they were unstoppable with some lovely passing moves. Amber Barrett was once again on target, hitting two goals with Niamh Hegarty, Shannon McGroddy, Eilish Ward and Emma McGrory also finding the net. GOALS GALORE AT RED HUGHS AS DONEGAL LADIES WIN ON THE DOUBLE was last modified: March 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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 ladiesDownMeathnational league division 2RED HUGHS.Ulsterlast_img read more


Everton fan delivers hilarious rant about Liverpool-supporting son on talkSPORT

first_img📞 Everton fan: ‘My son is a Liverpool fan’ 😞🗣️ talkSPORT: ‘How did you let that happen?’ 🤨📞 Everton fan: ‘Well, we went to Costco…” 🛒This call is bizarre but brilliant… 😂😂*DISCLAIMER* We don’t recommend drinking 10 shots of vodka 🤢— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2018 We get some truly brilliant callers on talkSPORT and this one is the best we’ve heard in a long time.Paul, an Everton supporter, called into the Sports Bar to explain how his son ended up supporting the Toffees’ bitter rivals Liverpool.It ended up with Paul vowing to drink ten shots of vodka that night!Listen to the hilarious call below… 1last_img read more

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first_imgAnne-Marie Doherty and some of her ‘bucket heroes’ outside Croke Park collecting to help Paul walk for the first time.GAA fans put aside their rivalry to help a young Co Donegal boy walk for the first time – by raising almost €7,000 in just one afternoon!Young Killygordon boy Paul Doherty needs more than €60,000 to have a private operation in an American clinic.The five year old has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and dreams of one day getting out of the wheelchair he has used all his young life. Anne Marie Doherty and her son PaulHe has had physio, occupational therapy, speech therapy, conductive education, Botox injections, three weeks at the Peto Institute in Hungary and all sorts of medicines but to no avail.His devoted mum Anne Marie targeted yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Dublin and the streets around Croke Park to appeal to the good nature of GAA fans to help with the fund-raising.And they responded magnificently by filling the buckets of collectors with €6,964.81 on Sunday afternoon.Delighted Anne-Marie told Donegal Daily her campaign, ‘Mammy I want To Walk’, is well on its way to making her son’s dream a reality. She said “I cannot believe how decent people have been – both Dublin and Donegal fans.“The Dubs were filling the buckets and laughing that before the game that they wouldn’t se us again because we wouldn’t be back down for the final.“When they heard the money was going directly towards helping a little boy to walk, they were just so generous,” she said.Paul has his operation penciled in for March next in America but his mum will have to pay the cash for the operation in advance.The operation is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). And involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg. Paul has been assessed for this operation and has been accepted. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Park, in St. Louis Hospital, Missouri, expects Paul will be able to walk with the aid of crutches/walker if he gets the operation.“This operation has been a successful part of cerebral palsy treatment in the USA for years. The NHS in the UK has just recently decided to trial the operation for 120 children there. By the time the operation is available in Ireland it will be too late for Paul.“We need to raise a minimum of €60,000 for Paul’s dream of walking to be a reality. This would cover the cost of the operation and the first 4-6 months of a two year physio programme which all has to be funded by us privately as there is no HSE funding available for such an intense programme,” added mum Anne-Marie.And the even better news is that Anne-Marie and her ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ team have been given permission to carry out a collection for Paul on the day of the All-Ireland Final on September 21st. “That will be another big day for us and we’re hoping the Donegal fans and the Kerry supporters will give us what they can again to help Paul walk.“Since people heard of our campaign, they have been offering to hold sorts of little raffles and fundraising nights. It has been amazing.“Lots of people including St Eunan’s National School in Laghey who gave us €20.10 are helping us in all sorts of ways.“I know winning GAA matches is a big deal for many people and it’s great to win those games. But I want all the fans to know that they are all winners in my eyes because what they have done for my little boy,” she said.DONEGAL BOY’S DREAM OF WALKING TAKES A STEP NEARER THANKS TO MAGNIFICENT GAA FANS was last modified: September 1st, 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:Croke ParkdonegaldublinfansGAAoperationpaul dohertylast_img read more


Football Names 2018 Team Captains

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team has selected six captains for the 2018 season, fifth-year head coach Rick Fox announced Monday, May 14. Serving as captains and the team’s leaders on and off the field for the upcoming season will be Nathan Clayberg, Austin Dismond, Grant Kraemer, Sean Lynch, Cole Neary and Kieran Severa. Dismond is a two-year starter at safety and registered 42 tackles last year. He recorded a season-high five solo tackles in a win at Campbell. Severa was named All-PFL honorable mention as he ranked second on the team with 66 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss. Kraemer was an All-PFL selection last fall after he recorded 2,616 yards passing with 20 touchdowns, while completing over 60 percent of his passes. He tied the program record with six touchdowns passes against Southwestern. Clayberg is a CoSIDA Academic All-American and a two-time first team Academic All-PFL honoree. He has also been garnered All-PFL honors the past two seasons.center_img Neary, who switched position to tight end from quarterback in 2016, recorded 15 receptions for 151 yards last year and saw significant playing time in nine games at tight end and on special teams. Lynch garnered first team All-PFL honors after leading the team with 72 tackles including 50 solo stops. He recorded a career-best 11 solo tackles against Jacksonville. The six captains will lead the Bulldogs into the 2018 season on Sept. 1 when they host William Jewell at 6 p.m. The home opener is one of six home contests at Drake Stadium in 2018. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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