Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I don’t know. My contract will be finished this month,” said Branislav after Foton blanked Cocolife, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, in the battle for the bronze medal on Saturday. “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll coach Foton, maybe not,” he added. “At this moment I have no offer from Foton.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseBranislav was appointed as head coach of the Tornadoes in 2016 as a replacement for Italian mentor Fabio Menta.He guided Foton to a Grand Prix title last year but this year, the Tornadoes fell short in their title defense after losing to the Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals. Arum, White deny Pacquiao-McGregor talks Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Foton coach Moro Branislav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMoro Branislav may have just coached his last game for Foton in the Philippine Superliga.The Serbian head coach said he is still uncertain about his future with the Tornadoes, who settled for third place in the 2017 PSL Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Lady Blazers remain in contention for the last Final Four seat, but need victories over San Sebastian and Adamson coupled with a pair of losses by UP to get there.In men’s action, La Salle scored a stunning victory over erstwhile undefeated National U, 27-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-17, for only its second win in six matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP, meanwhile, ripped St. Benilde, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23, for its fourth victory in six outings and dealt the Blazers their third loss in six games.FEU tied St. Benilde in the standings after hacking out a 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Arellano. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines showed some endgame flair to repulse St. Benilde, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, Wednesday night and kept its semifinals hope alive in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.With the victory, the Lady Maroons climbed to 3-2 and can make the semifinals outright with victories over Far Eastern University and San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UST’s Rondina teams up with new partner in BVR Manila Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms
Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The finalists will be placed into six, three-team groups for round-robin play, involving two singles matches and one doubles, all best-of-three-sets — instead of the current best-of-five format featuring four singles matches and one doubles. The winners, along with the next two teams with the best records, will advance to the single-elimination quarterfinals.The first championship will be held on an indoor hardcourt from Nov. 18-24, 2019, in either Madrid or Lille, France. ITF President David Haggerty said he expected that announcement in the next two weeks.The new event was developed in partnership with the investment group Kosmos, which was founded by Barcelona and Spain soccer player Gerard Pique.The original plan called for simply an 18-team championship at the end of the year, but was amended after some nations objected to the loss of home-site matches. So those were added to the proposal as the qualifying round, though that still wasn’t enough for critics of the plan who felt neutral-site matches were too much of a change for an event that dates to 1900.“Those that were opposed were generally opposed because they may believe that home-and-away should be the way that the format is played and always should be every round,” Haggerty said, adding he believed the February qualifying round “gives us the combination of history and tradition that we maintain as well as innovation with the finals.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Messi’s brother Matias sentenced for illegal gun possession 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 FILE – In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, members of the French team lift up their trophies after France won the Davis Cup final at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. The Davis Cup will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament beginning next year. The new format replaces the one in which the Davis Cup is played over four weekends throughout the year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster.Beginning next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The U.S. Tennis Association was among the national federations that backed the changes.The organization said the new format will “project Davis Cup into the 21st century” and elevate the competition to “the heights it deserves.”The Americans will play at Croatia in this year’s semifinals in September, with Spain and France meeting in the other semifinals. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is expected to play for Spain, but Roger Federer has frequently passed on playing for Switzerland.The new format would cut in half the Davis Cup time commitment. Pique is among those who think the World Cup-style format is the boost the event needs.“This is the beginning of a new stage that guarantees the pre-eminent and legitimate place that the Davis Cup should have as a competition for national teams while adapting to the demands of this professional sport at the highest level,” he said in a statement.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The International Tennis Federation believes this format will be more attractive to elite players who often pass on competing for their countries because of a crowded schedule.Teams will play one week in February to advance to the championship in November, replacing the current Davis Cup format that is played over four weekends throughout the year. Players will compete for what the ITF says rivals Grand Slam prize money.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The $3 billion, 25-year agreement was approved Thursday at the organization’s conference in Orlando, Florida. Two-thirds of the delegates needed to vote for the reforms, and 71 percent did.Beginning in 2019, 24 nations will compete in a home-or-away qualifying round in February, with the 12 winners advancing to the final tournament. They will be joined by the four semifinalists from the previous year, along with two wild-card teams, who need to be in either the top 50 of the Davis Cup rankings or have a top-10 singles player to be eligible. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins
The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is urging Government to help bring an end to the ongoing tug-of-war between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).Headquarters of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)During the Union’s end-of-year press conference, it was stated that there seems to be no clarity regarding the confusion that has surrounded the sugar industry, pointing out that this manifested through the Administration stripping GuySuCo of its assets relating to the closed estates and transferring them without liability to NICIL as well as shares of the Corporation.“At this time, the GAWU reiterates that situation cannot be allowed to continue the way it is, as it is not in the interest of anyone, especially the workers. GAWU calls on the Government to apprehend the sad situation that is prevailing. It is time to end the tug-of-war!” it stated.GAWU President Komal Chand recalled that a new GuySuCo Board was apparently appointed by NICIL, the Corporation’s new shareholder. That Board, which was announced with several full-colour newspaper advertisements, was quickly disowned by the Government.The Administration explained it had not approved the new Board though the media subsequently published a Cabinet memorandum, which confirmed that the Government had indeed approved a new Board. Chand said the Administration, which was caught with its pants down, reversed gears and said that the Clive Thomas-headed Board remained in charge.That Board’s life came to an end in April this year and after several missed deadlines, a new Board headed by John Dow was finally appointed in the latter part of 2018.GuySuCo’s assets linked to the closed estates were transferred without liability to NICIL“The clear confusion regarding sugar was also manifested when we saw musical chairs being played by the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance, with both gentlemen denying they had ministerial responsibility for the industry. Then suddenly and without any forewarning, the Agriculture Minister announced he was in charge of GuySuCo though no explanation, as far as we recall, was ever provided as to how the contradictions were resolved,” he added.Chand said at that time, it seemed that relations between GuySuCo and the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of NICIL had reached its lowest ebb. Media reports later highlighted what seems to be an almost virtual standoff between the two bodies.Most recently, press reports point to wrangling regarding the refurbished La Bonne Intention (LBI) Club, which from the looks of it, appears to have benefited from tens of millions of dollars in work. “The relations between the two bodies charged with managing the sugar industry seems to be characterised by acrimony and discord, and has now, seemingly, reached a sad point, where – from all appearances – salvos are being traded in the media,” Chand stated.The airing of these disagreements in the public, GAWU believes, cannot be helpful to the industry’s cause at this time. Chand said at this point in time, when the livelihoods of thousands of workers stand in the balance, and the Guyanese people’s assets have been essentially mortgaged to secure the $30 billion financing, the confusion that reigns cannot be encouraging.“The apparent infighting between the two sugar management bodies, in our view, has to be laid squarely at the doorstep of the Government. The Administration, through its own indecision, has, in effect, allowed the situation to reach this sad point,” he added.The Union said it also recognised that there seemed to be some degree of confusion within the Administration regarding the sugar industry. That has now spilled over into the industry’s management, which, it said, will not help in confidence-building, essential for success.
– urges youth to preserve environment for futureUnderscoring the importance of the Guiana Shield – which is considered to be the lungs of the earth— President David Granger has expressed alarm at events within this critical area that result in the destruction of the much-needed preserved forests.President David Granger with Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton and the participants of this year’s YNR apprenticeship programmeAccording to the Guyanese Head of State, the Guiana Shield is not only essential to enriching and replenishing the world’s biodiversity, but is also consequently essential to the planet’s survival.“This is all we have and we have to protect and preserve it… [So] there’s justifiable alarm in what is taking place in other areas in the South American continent; when so many trees are being cut down or burn to the ground,” the President asserted.The Guiana Shield encompasses some 270 million hectares of forests, covering Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Venezuela and small parts of Colombia and northern Brazil. It is home to exceptional biodiversity and plays a key role in the fight against climate change, by alone storing over a billion tons of carbons and mitigates the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.The Guiana Shield is located to the northwest of the Amazon rainforest, 60 per cent of which is located within the borders of neighbouring Brazil. However, currently the Portuguese-speaking nation is experiencing its most intense forest inferno in almost a decade.Fires have been ripping through the Amazon at a record rate for weeks. While the Amazon usually experiences wildfires during the dry season (July-October), experts say that the blaze has intensified as a result of deforestation and a practice called ‘slash and burn’— which clears the forest to make way for agriculture, livestock, logging, mining and other developmental activities.Figures provided by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) show more than 87,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of 2019, compared to 49,000 in the same period last year.While the inferno is a direct concern of countries around the world, it is particularly worrisome to the Amazonian countries which include Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.Last week, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told reporters that while concerns are brewing over the blaze across the border, no direct impact has been identified to Guyana’s own forests. Nevertheless, he noted that the country is taking precautionary measures to protect against any such occurrence in its dense forest.With the Amazon fires stirring fears around the world, President Granger has underscored the need for Guyana to continue to intensify preservation practices that would keep the rainforest and its biodiversity intact, not only for the benefit of current population, but future generations as well.He was at the time delivering the feature address on Friday at the closing ceremony for the third Youth in Natural Resources Apprenticeship Programme, which saw 28 young people being exposed to Guyana’s interior regions to learn about the Natural Resources Sector and job opportunities in these industries.According to the Head of State, with over 75% of Guyana’s territory covered by forests, Guyana continues to be a global front runner in the promotion of environment conservation. Pointing out that the biggest threat to this is the extractive industries, the President charged that steps be taken protect the environment from this.“We must take measures to ensure the sustainability of our resources and also the protection of our population. We must not believe that environment damage is a victimless crime… The extractive industries, particularly mining and logging, despite their immeasurable economic benefits, are associates of mid-air pollution, biodiversity loss, fresh water and maritime contamination, greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation and resource depletion. These industries must be developed in a manner that protects the environment,” he contended.President Granger went on to outline that this generation is merely a trustee and custodian of the environment and its natural resources, and as such, cannot bequeath a “damaged legacy” to future descendants.“There is need now to arrest the destruction of the environment by some of the most ruthless extractive industries,” he asserted, adding that he is not blaming anyone except the “bad guys”.However, Granger further commended the Natural Resources Ministry for undertaking the Youths in Natural Resources (YNR) programme, which exposes young people to the prospect of involvement in the extractive industries as an honourable vocation if done sustainably and with due regard for the environment.“It involves young people in the protection and preservation of the environment. Youth in Guyana can look forward to a bright future in the Natural Resources sector. Guyana of necessity must continue to support farming, logging and mining which are the principle occupations which sustain the population. These sectors will remain the main stays of the economy and the providers of employment,” he stressed.
2. Jackson Martinez (Porto) – Click right to see which French international could be Arsene Wenger’s key midfield signing… – Colombian striker Jackson Martinez is certain to leave the Primeira Liga this summer and a decision on his future could be made in the coming days. His prolific performances in front of goal could see him battle Olivier Giroud for a central role at the Emirates. The Gunners will have to beat AC Milan to his signature first, though. 5 3. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) – Find out which Spanish star could be the marquee signing at the Emirates this summer by clicking right… – Arsenal know all about the France star after his displays in defensive midfield helped the Ligue 1 side knock them out of the Champions League last season. Purchasing Kondogbia would take the heat off Francis Coquelin and mean increased competition for his compatriot, which will help him improve further. 5 With several of their Premier League title rivals already making key signings or making bids for players, Arsenal mighty be getting a little fidgety as the new season approaches.The Gunners ended last season on a high by winning the FA Cup but there is still work to be done by Arsene Wenger and a marquee signing would be perfect to placate the Emirates faithful.Sooner or later Arsene Wenger will have to make a foray into the transfer market but who might the Frenchman plump for as his main summer signing? talkSPORT takes a look.Click right to see which stars could be Arsenal’s marquee signing this summer… 1. Arturo Vidal! Having seen Manchester United and Liverpool go out and do business this summer already, Arsenal fans might be getting a little fidgety. The Emirates faithful, following on a trend from the last two campaigns may also expect a marquee signing this summer. But who could it be? Will Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal fit the bill? Read all about it, below, then check out four more marquee targets for the Gunners by clicking the yellow arrow above! – Arsene Wenger has already confirmed he likes the all-action midfielder and a £28m fee has been mooted in the past. The Frenchman may have to sell before he can buy but it would represent a huge coup if they were to land the Chilean, although his recent car crash in his homeland while competing in the Copa America has blotted his copybook. 4. Isco (Real Madrid) – See which Premier League star could be Arsenal’s marquee signing on the next page… – The creative midfielder would provide Arsene Wenger with another classy operator in the middle of the park. Tomas Rosicky is now 34 years old, Santi Cazorla is 30, Mikel Arteta is 33, and Mathieu Flamini is 31, and so a changing of the guard at the Emirates is likely. Bringing Isco into the club would also prove the Gunners have serious ambitions to reclaim the Premier League title. 5. Petr Cech (Chelsea) – Landing the Blues shot-stopper will be a huge coup for the Gunners, potentially weakening their Premier League title rivals and signing a world class goalkeeper. His fee, which would be around £7m, might not be the biggest, but he would still be a massive signing for the Gunners. 5 5 5
Daniel Amartey Leicester City and Marseille are battling it out for the signature of midfielder Daniel Amartey.The Ghana international was in impressive form for Copenhagen last season and his performances have attracted interest from several clubs.Marseille are understood be very keen and are putting together a proposal to lure the 20-year-old to Ligue 1 before the transfer window closes nest week.But, according to Danish media outlet Ekstra Bladet, the French side face strong competition from Premier League high-fliers Leicester.The Foxes are open to strengthening their squad this week and see Amartey as the ideal man to bolster their ranks. Claudio Ranieri’s side are ready to splash out £5.5m on the tough-tackling midfielder and have now sent a representative to Denmark to broker a deal. 1
Gerry Byrne has died 1 Former Liverpool left back Gerry Byrne has died aged 77, the club have announced.Between 1957 and 1969, he played 333 times for the Reds, scored four goals, won the two First Division titles, an FA Cup and the Second Division title.He was also never once sent off and in the 1965 FA Cup triumph against Leeds, played the entire game with a broken collar bone, having injured himself in the opening minutes.Byrne was also a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning squad.A statement on the Reds’ website said: “The Liverpool born defender was a model of consistency at left-back under Bill Shankly and a testament to his popularity was evident as 40,000 supporters were at Anfield for his testimonial in April 1970.”
Rosses AC News: The County Board Donegal Grand Prix 5km Road Race Championships took place in Letterkenny on Sunday morning last and there was a strong showing from the club. This was a championship race and we had Ciaran McGonagle take first place in the o-35 (masters) section. Ciaran was strongly supported by Edward Harkin, Kevin McGee, Michael Logue and Donal Walsh and they secured silver medals. This was a great performance against good opposition with Finn Valley first team, Rosses second, Inishowen third and Letterkenny fourth. Well done to all and sets things up for an interesting cross country season coming up. Cross country training continues in Magheragallon, Maghery and in Mullaghderg every Monday at 6 pm. This is open to everybody from 7 years upwards so come along and get involved. Sportshall Athletics – Monday 12 October: Sportshall Athletics starts in Ionad Spóirt na Rosann gym in Dungloe at 7 pm. An Assistant Club Coaching Course will take place in Donegal Town on Saturday 26th September. A Level One Coaching Course will take place at a Donegal venue- 9/10 October& 30/31 October. Anybody interested please contact Ita Gallagher or Elise Gillespie, Rosses AC Secretary. On Friday 25th September there was be Schools Cross Country in Carrickfinn at 11am. Under 9 (born 2007/2008) – 600m, Under 11 (born 2005/2006) – 800m and Under 13 (born 2003/2004) – 1000m. A new category this year will be a race for Secondary Schools First Years. Some Upcoming fixtures: Sunday 13th September, Letterkenny, Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix 5K Fun Run. There will be a 5k at Carrackfinn on Friday 18th September with a start time of 6:45pm and registration from 6pm with all funds going to the Annagry Hall. Sunday 4th October, Carndonagh, Donegal Juvenile Even Ages (u10-u18) & Masters Cross Country. 11th October, FV Center, Donegal Juvenile Uneven Ages (u11 – u19) & Novice Cross Country. 15th October, Lifford, Donegal Primary Schools Cross Country.Paul McGee continues to coordinate and lead the training groups and anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528. Training in the estate is Wednesday evenings at 7pm.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC ATHLETE WINS DONEGAL GRAND PRIX 5K was last modified: September 15th, 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:GAASport
EXCLUSIVE: A Donegal woman is to appear on TV3’s hit television show The Apprentice.Well-known media executive Joanne Sweeney Burke is already being tipped as being one of the favourites to win a job with millionaire businessman Bill Cullen.Ms Sweeney-Burke, 32, a married mother of two from Letterkenny owns and runs the successful MediaBox company. She is now one of the finalists who will feature in the hugely popular television show which will see the cream of Ireland’s young business talent.The winner of the show will be rewarded with a €200,000 package including a €100,000 cash prize.When contacted by Donegaldaily.com, Ms Sweeney-Burke declined to comment.However a source told us that she WILL be unveiled as a contestant on the show tomorrow. “Joanne will be on the show and she is already being tipped as one of the favourites on the show.“She has a lot of experience and is not just a young person trying to make a name for themselves.“She has run her own business for a number of years and has huge experience in fronting PR and advertising campaigns.“I think Bill is going to take a real shine to her,” said the source.Ends DONEGAL WOMAN CHOSEN TO APPEAR ON HIT TV3 SHOW ‘THE APPRENTICE’ was last modified: September 24th, 2011 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:Bill CullenJoanne Sweeney-BurkeThe Apprentice