Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero’s departure from La Salle on Thursday has naturally sparked speculations on where he will end up next.It’s not surprising that rumors point to a reunion with former Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo at University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES After all, a talent like the 20-year-old is rare given his athleticism which earned him a spot in the UAAP Season 80 Mythical Team after averaging 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 steals in his sophomore year with La Salle.Even Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said that he wouldn’t mind if Rivero decides to join the Soaring Falcons, but whether they will join the arms race is still up for discussion with school officials.“I’ll be hypocrite if I tell you that I’m not interested. Wherever school he goes, he’ll be an asset,” said Pumaren. “We’ll discuss it with the coaches, we’ll discuss it with the management, we’ll discuss it with the school,” he said.UP coach Bo Perasol also knows valuable a talent Rivero is, but also denied any talks of Rivero being a part of the Fighting Maroons’ future.“I think every team would want to have a talent like Ricci in their team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle repeats as UAAP women’s football champion, beats UST Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ayo, however, said he hasn’t communicated with his former player in any way and denied any knowledge of Rivero’s future plans.“We haven’t talked and I don’t know where he will go,” said Ayo in a text message to Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnother person close to the situation said there hasn’t been a sign of Rivero in the Growling Tigers’ training, let alone in the UST campus.Rivero’s future plans, though, are certainly piquing the interest of other teams in the UAAP. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meanwhile, NU coach Jamike Jarin said that Rivero is not on the Bulldogs’ radar, saying, “I don’t know anything on where he will go.”Ateneo team manager Epok Quimpo has already quashed the rumors of Rivero joining the Blue Eagles before, ruling out any chances of the 6-foot-1 guard going from green to blue.Aside from the short statement posted on his Twitter account, the Rivero camp has been mum on his next move. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
…as former Minister decries $2B sent back to Treasury…says money could have been spent on text books, $10,000 grantsFormer Education Minister and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) Priya Manickchand has decried the coalition Government for returning some $ 2 billion to the national Treasury, which she said could have been used to pay $15,000 in subsidies to students, referencing the $10,000 grant that was removed by the current Government. This was discussed in her presentation to the National Assembly as the 2019 Budget Debates entered its third day, but current Education Minister Nicolette Henry held out that the grants were seen as an “elections gimmick”.MPs heard from Manickchand that the returned funds could have even been used to purchase text books for students in need or to pay teachers an increase, who she said, had to beg Government for their benefits. She then added that Government has not been willing to work with the Opposition for what she blamed on petty leadership.“You know Mr Speaker if you are ashamed of what you did then that speaks to the level of mismanagement, you can’t be ashamed of it, I am very proud of our stewardship,” Manickchand noted in the midst of an animated National Assembly.Manickchand feels that Government must present the already completed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on education in the National Assembly and the revision of the Education Act which she said, is over 100 years old and thusEducation Minister Nicolette Henrycannot serve the nation’s children in its current form.Manickchand speaking on this year’s 2019 Budget for the education sector touched on historical reports showing a less than favourable state of Guyana’s education system, especially in the 1980s when Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge served as the Finance Minister under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Government. Other reports she cited reflected the shortfalls that continued after the PNC’s tenure ended and how her party was able to improve childhood education.The PPP/C MP reminded the House of a World Bank report that showed that ‘the state the education system was in at the time.’“It said very clearly that at that time, we had 30 per cent of our primary teachers trained and 29 per cent of secondary teachers trained. It said school facilities were dilapidated and very crowded. Four per cent of children in 1984 were likely to write [Caribbean Examination Council] CXC. It said Guyana moved from being the third out of seven in terms of student pass rate to last in the Caribbean,” she told her fellow colleagues.She said many of the MPs still alive and sitting on Government benches are taking Guyana back to that time. Reflecting on her tenure, Manickchand recalled that the PPP/C Administration was able to make a school at Rosignol in Region FivePPP/C MP Priya Manickchand(Mahaica-Berbice) a Grade A school in 2012.“Facial information”Education Minister Nicolette Henry in her presentation responded, by saying Opposition members were providing “facial information”, noting there were improvements under this Government in increasing the number of trained teachers in the public education system and curriculum reform. She noted too that Physical Education and music will be strengthened in the coming year. Contrary to what her predecessor outlined, Henry was adamant that students are garnering improved performances under the coalition Government.“Twenty-three per cent of our students are passing English, 25 per cent Mathematics, 37 per cent Social Studies and 23 per cent Science. In three short years, we have seen improvements and this year we were able to record 60 per cent pass rate in English and similar improvements were recorded in other subject areas,” Henry told the National Assembly.Responding to allegations of corruption, especially on the subject of missing vouchers, Henry stressed that some of the vouchers were signed for and collected by the Auditor General’s Office. She added that some documents were not requested and said that she hopes this matter can be addressed at the Public Accounts Committee.Speaking on the $10,000 grant, Henry cited another local newspaper article which claimed in 2014 that the programme was an “elections campaign gimmick that was not sustainable”.Henry later cited that the number of school drop-outs has been decreasing under the current Administration and observed several new programmes the University of Guyana is offering as improvement in tertiary education. One such programme was for Petroleum Engineering.
The B.C. Conservative party is starting up in the Peace River area.Bob Zimmer is the regional director for the Peace for the provincial association. He says there has only been a constituency offices in the province but now various ridings are getting a Conservative association.The new association will be started up for the Peace River North and South ridings.- Advertisement -He says the associations are being put in place in many ridings across the province.There will be two information sessions in both ridings. He says he will give information on the party and their beliefs and that anyone wishing to become a member can sign up. A $10 fee applies to memberships.The first event will be taking place in Dawson Creek on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the George Dawson Inn. The second will take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel.Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers have approved legislation that would authorize up to $250 million to underwrite the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if Los Angeles is the host city. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, was approved Monday by the Senate on a 30-2 vote. It passed the Assembly, 65-0, on March 29. The measure would allow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign an agreement making the state jointly liable with Los Angeles for any deficit that might be created by the Olympics, but limiting the state’s potential share to $250 million. The U.S. Olympic Committee is scheduled to meet Saturday to decide whether Los Angeles or Chicago should be the United States’ candidate to host the games.
No one pretends that these are simple measures or that they could be implemented overnight. But if city leaders would make a sincere, ironclad commitment to implement them as soon as possible, then at least city trash policy would have some integrity. We can live with dumping, for a while, anyway. It’s the perpetual lack of honesty, integrity and strong leadership that’s unbearable.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THERE were two fitting postscripts to the Los Angeles City Council’s decision last week to sign a five-year deal to continue dumping at Sunshine Canyon Landfill. The first came from the council itself. Shortly after approving the Sunshine deal, council members passed a feel-good – and largely unenforceable – measure barring L.A. homeowners from cutting down four kinds of trees without a permit. The irony is rich. On the one hand, city leaders like to pose as committed environmentalists. On the other, they had just voted to continue polluting a residential community with tons of trash, leaky gases and exhaust-spewing diesel trucks. So much for their commitment to the environment and a better city for all. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The second postscript came from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has so far done little to deliver on his campaign pledge to end city dumping at Sunshine Canyon. As if to add insult to injury, Villaraigosa applauded the council’s decision, which extends the dumping on the bogus premise that the council can technically nullify the deal at any point over the next two weeks. “I have great confidence in the council, and you don’t see me questioning what they’ve done here,” the mayor said. So much for the hope that the mayor would rise above the political shenanigans on this issue. But the sad story of Sunshine Canyon is that for 30 years no one in City Hall has risen above the shenanigans. No one has wanted to make the effort or spend the money to do what is plainly needed – ending the practice of dumping in urban areas. The solutions are clear: Require apartments and businesses in L.A. to start recycling, as homeowners do. Use clean, reliable technology that’s already widely used in Europe to convert refuse to energy. Send the remaining trash to dumps out in the desert or in places such as Avenal that want the business and the jobs.
A man told a shop assistant he would be sorry if he did not give him his money back for what he claimed were a pair of faulty football boots.Lifestyle Sports in Letterkenny.Johnny McDonagh appeared in court charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour in public. The 22 year old pleaded guilty to the charge which took place at Lifestyle Sports in Letterkenny on January 10th, 2013.McDonagh had bought the €90 boots in December 2012 but returned them a month later claiming they were faulty.He arrived in the shop and an argument ensued and he told the shop assistant he would be sorry if he did not refund him the cash.McDonagh, of The Big Isle, Letterkenny, later called to the shop and claimed he would rob another pair of boots worth €200.Letterkenny District Court was told the manufacturer had since refunded McDonagh for the boots.The incident happened when McDonagh was serving a suspended sentence.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client, who has 53 previous convictions, has a short temper and was trying to get his life together.Judge Paul Kelly said it was sad to see McDonagh back in court when he had been “off the radar” for almost a year.He fined McDonagh €200.JUDGE GIVES MAN YELLOW CARD AFTER FOOTBALL BOOTS ROW was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalfootball bootsJohnny McDonaghLETETRKENNYLifestyle Sports
Omaha plays a defensive style that bends but doesn’t break, then looks for opportunities on the counterattack. Despite being outshot 127-62 and allowing a corner kick deficit of 57-22, Omaha has conceded just nine goals this season. Story Links Live Stream DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team hosts Omaha at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs were victorious against Western Illinois in their last outing, earning a 1-0 result in Macomb. Redshirt senior Vanessa Kavan notched her first goal of the season in the 59th minute off an assist by Libby Helverson. Kavan and Helverson are tied for team-highs in goals (one), assists (two), and points (four). The Mavericks bring a 1-6-1 record to town having lost five games in a row, all by a score of 1-0. They were picked to finish fourth in the Summit League after reaching the conference tournament for the first time and finishing with an 8-11-2 record in 2018. Tuesday will be the seventh all-time meeting between Drake and Omaha. The series is knotted 3-3-0 with the Mavericks having won in Omaha, 2-1, in 2018. Allison Walls scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the last meeting, with Cassie Rohan registering the assist. Sophomore midfielder Amanda Rapaduski is extremely aggressive for the Mavericks, as her team-high 16 shots are 11 more than the next highest player. Rapaduski has netted one goal this season. Live Stats Jaden Thiem, a senior midfielder, is tied for the team lead with one goal and one assist on the year, and her three points represent a team best. She scored the game-winner in Omaha’s double-overtime victory at Northern Iowa earlier this season. Scouting Omaha Andrea Daves, a junior midfielder, was selected as a player to watch in the Summit League after leading the Mavericks with six assists in 2018. Print Friendly Version
Toyota have proudly retained their status as Donegal’s favourite car in January 2015. Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry this morning show the brand leading the way with 130 passenger registrations in the county in January, that accounting for 17.15%.This is followed by Volkswagen with 12.66% (96 vehicles) and Hyundai with 10.42% (79 vehicles). Four Toyota models occupy the Top 10 position with the recently revamped Yaris the 2nd best selling car in the county, followed by the Auris , Rav 4 & Corolla.Brendan Kelly from Kellys Toyota told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted with the strong start to the New Year and in serving the needs of all their new and repeat customers.“The continued success of the Toyota brand in Donegal is evident in the registrations in January, the market share is at an all-time high, further proof that Toyota have the best re-sale value in Ireland of any car.Kellys Toyota in Mountcharles & Letterkenny will be happy to assist with your motoring requirements for 2015, so give them a call or visit www.kellystoyota.com to view the wide ranging selection of vehicles on offer. Toyota the best built cars in the world. TOYOTA DELIGHTED AS THEY RETAIN THEIR STATUS AS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR was last modified: February 3rd, 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:BusinessDonegal’s No.1Kelly’s Toyotanews
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Meralco import Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham is the latest player to get the whip from the PBA after the league slapped the Meralco import with fine of P30,000 for his post-game comments following the Bolts’ 95-84 Game 5 loss to Ginebra on Sunday.The do-it-all reinforcement was penalized after issuing comments detrimental to the league.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ “All we can hope is for fair and consistent officiating on both sides in Game 6,” he said.Game 6 is on Wednesday at the Philippine Arena. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ‘Frustrated’ Gavina would love to keep Kia’s No. 1 pick CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View comments Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Durham described the officiating in Game 5 as “really bad.”“I don’t know if that (fine) solves anything,” Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTrillo, though, praised the Gin Kings for having a better game plan in the game, something which he pointed out should be high priority for the Bolts.“Ginebra came out very aggressive in Game 5 and stayed away from foul trouble. We have to find a way to stay aggressive in Game 6 and not get into foul trouble,” he said.Trillo is hoping for a better officiating, especially with the Bolts fighting for their lives in Game 6. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion